Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SPOTLIGHT - Kim McMahill and her book, A Taste of Tragedy


How far will a deadly group go to control the multi-billion dollar-a-year diet product industry, and can anyone stop them?

In Book 1 of the Risky Research series, A Dose of Danger, researcher Grace Talbot and her team discover a possible solution for weight loss, making them the target of a deadly group dedicated to controlling the multi-billion dollar-a-year diet product industry. Her unsanctioned testing methods bring tragedy to the family ranch and the attention of the local sheriff’s deputy. With her colleagues either dead, missing, or on the run she soon realizes she must trust the deputy with her life, but can she trust him with her heart?   

The danger and action continues in the second Risky Research Novel, A Taste of Tragedy. With Coterie’s trail growing cold can Devyn and Nick learn their true identity in time to stop the next tragedy? Will Devyn take a chance at a long distance relationship with the smoking hot Wyoming Sheriff, and as Nick’s private past is revealed will they get the break in the case they need?


Morgan Hunter sacrificed everything for her career. She had yet to encounter anything she wasn’t willing to do to succeed...until now. When she uncovers evidence that the healthy foods she’s been hired to promote may be dangerous, she must reevaluate her priorities. As questions mount and the body count rises, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of an organization that will stop at nothing to hide its secrets and protect its profits. With no one else to trust, Morgan is forced to seek help from the man she drove away, but whom she never stopped loving.


Kim McMahill grew up in Wyoming, which is where she developed her sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. She started out writing non-fiction, but her passion for exotic world travel, outrageous adventures, stories of survival, and happily-ever-after endings soon drew her into a world of romantic suspense. Along with writing adventure novels Kim has also published over eighty travel and geographic articles, and contributed to a travel anthology and cookbook. Kim recently relocated to Colorado and is thrilled to be back in the mountains. When not writing, she enjoys gardening, traveling, hiking, and spending time with family

Please join Kim on Twitter at https://twitter.com/kimmcmahill, or check out her website at http://kimmcmahill.com and her blog at http://kimmcmahill.blogspot.com.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Everyone Reads YA Sunday - The Bearded Dude in the Puzzle

Many years ago, in the land of kings and knights, Dozer, a powerful wizard, casts a spell over Scartin, and changes him into a tiny toy wizard and puts him inside the box of a puzzle.

Centuries later, Shelly Taylor, and her two kids, Bobby and Andrea, find their lives in turmoil. They are uprooted from their home and friends and moved to a small town in Idaho.  Their parents’ marriage falls apart, and to make matters worse, for some reason the kids at their schools are shunning them.

Shelly, once an advertising executive, starts cleaning houses to make ends meet.  It is in one of these old homes where the ancient puzzle is found.

As the family works on the puzzle, strange things start to happen.  An evil presence is making its way to the Taylor house, intent on making sure that puzzle never gets put together, no matter the cost, and it’s up to Bobby and Andrea to make sure that it does!

            “Bobby,” Shelly knocked as she opened his bedroom door, “it’s raining.  I have to leave early today, so I’ll drop you off at school.”
            “Okay, Mom.”  Bobby rolled over on his side covering his head with his blankets.
            “I believe your mother wants you to arise.”  Scartin’s muffled voice came to Bobby. 
            Throwing his covers off Bobby sat up in bed, scratching his head, yawning.
            “You look weary, young Bobby.”
            The boy jumped up and locked his bedroom door.  “Ya think?” he asked trying to use his best sarcasm.  More than once, during the night, thunder had crashed, rattling the windows.  “A few times the thunder had woke me up and I find Rip Van Winkle staring down at me scaring the..the..you know what out of me.”
            Scartin sat down on the chair, eyes wide with wonder.  “I think you might have been dreaming.  I didn’t see Rip here last night.”
            “Ugh,” Bobby groaned.  He pushed himself off the bed and got clothes out of his drawers.  “I was talking about you.”
            After a few minutes a smile lit up the wizard’s face and then a deep belly laugh escaped from deep inside.  “You are jesting.  Now I understand!”
            “SHHHHH!” Bobby whispered urgently waving his hands.
            Andi pounded on the bedroom door.  “Who are you talking to?”
            “Uhm…nobody.  I’m singing!”  Bobby pushed Scartin toward the closet door.  “Joey and I will be here after school to work on the puzzle.  Stay hidden.”
            Scartin was still smiling as he put up a hand to stop the closet door from shutting
            “What?” Bobby asked.
            “Rip and I don’t resemble each other very much.  He’s much shorter than I am.”
            Stunned with the realization there really was a Rip Van Winkle, Bobby stuttered, “O..okay.  Dude, just stay out of sight.”