Thursday, January 17, 2013

Killing Time Blog Tour ~ Promo Post and Giveaway

Killing Time  
(One Eyed Jacks #1) 
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: January 22, 2013

An exciting new series featuring Mike "Primetown" Brown, a character from her popular 
"Black Ops, Inc." series.

For the seven years after Operation Slam Dunk went south, Mike Brown got drunk on each anniversary. The eighth year was no different--until he was drugged by a woman and woke up to her questions about what had happened eight years ago in Afghanistan. CIA attorney Eva Salinas has her own theory behind what happened to Mike's team--which included her husband--in Afghanistan eight years ago, and she's determined to prove foul play. Though she doesn't trust him, Mike is the only person she can turn to for help. Under an assumed name, Eva convinces Mike to assemble a new team and go after the traitor who screwed up both their lives. As they track down the rogue who started it all, Eva and Mike discover they can't live without each other. But can they stay alive while an enemy is still on the loose?

Purchase from:

Amazon / B&N / Simon & Shuster

Read an Excerpt

The only thing Cindy had in mind when she started writing her first book was finishing it. The issue of actually selling it came much later. Only after she made that life-altering first sale did she realize that one book would never be enough. Now, over 20 books and numerous awards later, Cindy laughingly admits that she can barely remember life before...well, was there life before writing?

Actually, yes there was, and still is. A professional career woman, Cindy is a trainer for the Iowa Department of Human Services, a position she states is both challenging and rewarding. "Human Services is a front-line, real-life event. Everything about the job is immediate, from serving families in crisis, to assisting staff with difficult situations, to meeting tension-fraught deadlines."

Cindy's writing has netted her spots on bestseller lists, numerous RT nominations and awards, the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, a National Reader's Choice Award and two RITA nominations.

Between writing and working full time you wouldn't think Cindy would have much time for anything else. And while she does find her work and her writing rewarding, there does have to be more. Cindy has more. Much more. She is happily married to the perfect man. Tom's a cowboy, ladies!

Both Tom and Cindy enjoy gardening and have recently expanded their annual beds into a perennial garden. Cindy says she can hardly wait for spring and the promise of all that reawakening and the colorful blooms.

In addition to the horses, the Gerards have two dogs, Ellie and Boomer, who pretty much get anything they want. Tom and Cindy have one son, Kyle, who, after years of keeping them in suspense, found Eileen, the perfect woman.

Connect with Cindy:

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads /Cindy's Amazon Page

KILLING TIME Blog Tour Schedule

1/14 - Books-n-Kisses

1/15 - Under the Covers

1/16 - Just Romantic Suspense

1/17 - United by Books

1/18 - Reading Between the Wines

1/19 - - Book Monster Reviews / Literal Addiction

1/20 - Book Lovin Mamas

1/21 - The Reading Café

1/22 - Cocktails and Books

1/23 - Romancing the Book

1/24 - Ramblings From This Chick

1/25 - Sizzling Hot Books

1/26 - Bookworm 2 Bookworm

1/27 - My Secret Romance

1/28 - All Things Books

1/29 - RR@H Novel Thoughts

1/30 - Romance Crush Junkies

1/31 - Pimpin' Reads

2/01 - The Book Nympho

********* GIVEAWAY *********

Cindy is giving away a signed paperback of WITH NO REMORSE to one winner this will be a US/Canada Only giveaway. Just Fill out the rafflecopter below to be entered. Also make sure you stop by and check out the
Grand Prize drawing of a $25.00 Gift Card (Amazon or B&N) and an autographed copy of KILLING TIME for one lucky winner that follows the tour and leaves a comment at every stop.
To enter the Grand Prize drawing CLICK HERE!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Elizabeth H. said...

The book sounds very interesting! Added it to my TBR pile! And the cover is pretty sexy too!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Susan T. said...

Love Cindy Gerard's books. Can't wait to read Killing Time.

jfort357 said...

This books sounds like a HOT read!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! :-)

Linda said...

Since i´m international, i´m only here for the Grand Prize.

Texas Book Lover said...

This book sounds fantastic! Looking forward to reading it very soon!

Thanks so much!

cindy gerard said...

thanks for stopping by everyone! good luck on the drawings!!!

Linda Henderson said...

Love romantic suspense and I can't wait to read it. Question though, as an author do you ever hate to see one of your series end? I know as a reader sometimes I wish the series could go on and on, I hate to see it end.

Crystal Trent Dotson said...

love the cover, it looks great !!

Artemis said...

Having a love of gardening myself, I'm wondering, what are some of the flowers you have put in your new flower beds?

cindy gerard said...

Linda - absolutely I hate to see a series end. I get pretty attached to all my characters and it's hard to let them go. but sometimes it's just best to move on before things start to get stale or routine or mundane. I'm happy to report though that you'll be seeing some of the BOI characters in Killing Time and in the other books in the series. :o)

cindy gerard said...

Thanks Crystal! I love the cover too

Artemis - we have so many different flowers I can't begin to name them all but we have a special love for all kids of lilies. We have day lilies in all different colors + Star burst lilies and a ton of other colors. We also love iris and have many colors and varieties.

books4me said...

How old were you when you first picked up a pen/pencil/typewriter/computer to write?

cindy gerard said...

Books4me - I think I wrote my first play when I was in 5th grade. LOL. It was a neighborhood extravaganza where I was the princess (of course). I didn't start writing seriously, however, until our son was in his senior year in high school. I could see the writing on the wall (no pun intended) that I was going to have to find something to do with myself after he left the nest ... and I've been going at it ever since.

Aly said...

Thanks Cindy for writing great books!

Anonymous said...

This series is on my TBR list and I cannot wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!!

kandj7299 at verizon dot net

bn100 said...

How many books are planned for the series?


donnas said...

Congrats on the new release. I can not wait to read it.

krazymama_98 said...

Looking forward to the continued hopping. :-) Thanks for the give aways!!
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Cheryl S. said...

All of Cindy's books are amazing! She is a great author and I'm super excited for the release of this new series!!!

Pepper Penn said...

this books sounds so good. i love romantic suspense and the cover is yummy! thanks for the giveaway.
pepperpenn42 at gmail dot com

Dione Sage said...

Oh this books sounds intriguing! I like the description because it tempts you with the secret plot or cover up. I'm even way impressed that with such a busy schedule, Cindy continues to write so many good books.

Sue G. said...

Like the cover.mmmmm!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for promo-ing Cindy's new book. It gave me a good reason to check out your blog.

Crystal Benedict said...

This book sounds awesome & I can't wait to read it

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Nicki Bland said...

Stop 4, I have school work to do but I want your book so I'm going to keep going! (By schoolwork I mean college work)

Robin the Book Nerd said...

New Series - Happy Dance@@@@

Barbara said...

Can't wait to get into this series!! :)
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