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Kissing Kelli

Kissing Kelli

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Handsome cowboy, Bobby Gray Nelson, would like to put his brand on Kelli Palmer’s heart … but will she give him the boot?

A Texas Legacy Romantic Comedy (Book 1)

Rodeo champion and wealthy rancher, Bobby Gray Nelson, is used to women setting out to lasso him. But when he meets feisty Kelli Palmer, she refuses him on every count. He’s always up for a challenge and is determined to woo this beautiful veterinarian who he thinks could be his soul mate.

Kelli Palmer doesn’t believe love is in the chute for her. She’s devoted herself to the animals she cares for and the family she adores. So when her sister claims dibs on the handsome cowboy, Kelli reins in her attraction and tells him to skedaddle.

Losing is not an option for this gorgeous cowboy. He comes up with a 5-step plan to place his brand on Kelli’s heart.
The problem is, he can’t even make it to the first step. Never fear, though. He’s got a Plan B.

Can Kelli stand her ground — even after his toe-curling kiss?

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“I have always had a hard time leisurely reading any of Kathy Carmichael’s books and this one was no exception. This delightful story is sure to please her many and varied fans!”
~ Kathy Boswell, Fresh Fiction

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Diary of a Confessions Queen

Diary of a Confessions Queen

 

 

Cozy Mystery.

 

Confessions writer Amy Crosby has put her life on hold for the last seven years after the disappearance of her husband, Dan. In writing for “True Lies Magazine,” guilt-ridden Amy takes on the abilities her fictional characters confess to, such as the time she thought she was psychic after researching clairvoyants. With fatalistic acceptance of the craziness in her life, she uses humor to cope; but when the home Dan bought for them is about to be foreclosed, her only answer is his having him declared legally dead and using his life insurance policy. Her home is safe–that is, until she receives a blackmail note. Equal parts mystery and humor, this novel is sure to keep readers guessing–and laughing–until the end.

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Booklist Starred Review ~ “… Carmichael (Hot Flash, 2009) has created a thrilling whodunit in her trademark sassy, breezy style. Readers will enjoy her unique blend of humor and suspense.”

From Publishers Weekly ~ “Sprightly humor and eccentric characters invigorate this chick lit cozy from romance writer Carmichael (Hot Flash).”

From Library Journal “Mystery fans who enjoy bright women working through their problems and solving crimes along the way will love Amy. Carmichael (Hot Flash) knows how to deliver a zinger of a tale with plenty of action.”

“This is a story for readers who love layers of kick-ass humor in a cozy mystery. It’s a winner for Carmichael and her distinctive style.” ~ Wil A. Emerson, Crime and Suspense Magazine

* 5 stars * “A fun wacky suspense thriller” ~ Harriet Klausner, The Mystery Gazette

St Petersburg Times review written by Times Staff Writer Kate Brassfield. Click here to read.

“I must confess, this is one funny book! The perfect combination of mystery, romance, and humor.” ~ Kimberly Llewellyn, award-winning author of Tulle Little Tulle Late

“Kathy Carmichael writes the most intriguing, funny, wonderful books.” ~ Kathy Boswell, Fresh Fiction

Angel Be Good

Angel Be Good

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Miracles still happen in modern day New York when “Scrooge” (Nathaniel Danvers) meets “Heaven Can Wait” (Daphne), who has been sent to give him one last chance at redemption. ANGEL BE GOOD captures the essence of the classic Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and offers a touch of humor and romance. A perfect holiday feel-good read.

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“ANGEL BE GOOD is another heartwarming and funny tale from romance’s latest and ever-so-talented romantic comedy author. Kathy Carmichael makes you laugh and makes you cry and always leaves you satisfied.”
–Trish Jensen, bestselling author of Stuck With You

“…ANGEL BE GOOD is a read to fill your heart with warmth, and is filled with emotional scenes that have you laughing as well as bring tears to your eyes. Don’t miss the inspirational message hidden between the lines of this romantic comedy.”
–Carol Carter, Reviewer, Romance Reviews Today

“This is without a doubt one of the sweetest renditions of “A Christmas Carol” I’ve ever read. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every page. ”
–Kathy Boswell, Managing Editor, The Best Reviews

Five Stars! “If you enjoy romance along with a twist on a classic tale, you won’t go wrong with this modern-day interpretation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.”
Red Adept Reviews

 

Hot Flash

Hot Flash

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  • Romantic Comedy/Fiction/Women’s Fiction/Romance
  • ALA-Booklist named Hot Flash one of the Top 10 Romances of 2009!

Calm, cool, and premenopausal?

In this laugh-out-loud story about self discovery and coming to terms with aging, forty-year-old Jill Morgan Storm sets out to find the man of—if not her dreams, her son’s college tuition. Thanks to survey responses from couples celebrating significant anniversaries, she’s discovered the secret to a successful marriage: a man who travels. When she “auditions” traveling salesmen, she’s hoping for one week of marital bliss, three weeks off, and a monthly paycheck. Will she find herself and the man of her schemes?

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Witty dialogue and wickedly funny characterizations make Kathy Carmichael’s Hot Flash a jewel among romantic comedies. Great fun! ~ Eve Gaddy, Harlequin Superromance author

BOOKLIST Starred Review! “The road to true love has many twists and turns, and Jill stumbles across all of them in Carmichael’s delightful romantic comedy.” — Shelley Mosely, Booklist

Just be warned: you may end up snorting milk out of your nose, with this one, or at the very least, gain a funny look or two from anyone in your vicinity, when you burst into a guffaw while reading. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. 😉 ~ Julianne Draper, Tampa Books Examiner

Five Cups! CTRR Award! I love, love, love this book! Ms. Carmichael has written a sensational novel that will leave you laughing throughout all of Jill’s hijinks. Hot Flash is the story of what one woman will go through to give her child all he deserves. The way Jill jumps blindly into dating and comes out smelling like a disaster is hilarious. I especially loved the bikini wax episode. This is a book that has feel good chick flick movie written all over it. Pay attention book and movie fans alike because I would not be surprised to see this on the big screen! A laugh-out-loud treasure of a book for women and mothers of all ages! ~ Danielle Russell, Coffee Time Romance

Top Pick! Kathy Carmichael’s Hot Flash is a keeper! It is a journey of discovery and self-acceptance that shows that even when things look to be under control there is still room for surprise. Hot Flash has heart, and I’m going to read it again. And again. Wonderfully well done! ~ Kay James, Romance Reader at Heart

Reviewer Top Pick! 4-1/2 stars. A pure joy to read. ~ Tammie King, Night Owl Romance Reviews

4 Stars! Hot Flash is funny and endearing, a light, warm read to lose one’s self in…. Very nice, Ms. Carmichael! ~ Viviane Crystal, Crystal Reviews

What are the critics saying about Hot Flash?

4-1/2 Stars! This story is beyond worthwhile and highly entertaining. Carmichael’s writing is easy to lose yourself in.

Rista Tompkins, The Romance Readers Connection

Five Cups! I love, love, love this book! Ms. Carmichael has written a sensational novel that will leave you laughing throughout all of Jill’s hijinks. Hot Flash is the story of what one woman will go through to give her child all he deserves. The way Jill jumps blindly into dating and comes out smelling like a disaster is hilarious. I especially loved the bikini wax episode. This is a book that has feel good chick flick movie written all over it. Pay attention book and movie fans alike because I would not be surprised to see this on the big screen! A laugh-out-loud treasure of a book for women and mothers of all ages!

Danielle Russell, Coffee Time Romance

Top Pick! Kathy Carmichael’s Hot Flash is a keeper! It is a journey of discovery and self-acceptance that shows that even when things look to be under control there is still room for surprise. Hot Flash has heart, and I’m going to read it again. And again. Wonderfully well done!.

Kay James, Romance Reader at Heart
(Review publication pending)

Witty dialogue and wickedly funny characterizations make Kathy Carmichael’s Hot Flash a jewel among romantic comedies. Great fun!

Eve Gaddy, Harlequin Superromance author

Hot Flash is a laugh out loud read. Accompany Jill on her dates as she hunts for her ideal man, not realizing she knows him already.

Joan Burton, BookLoons Reviews

Reviewer Top Pick! 4-1/2 stars A pure joy to read..

Tammie King, Night Owl Romance Reviews
(Review publication pending)

4 Stars! Hot Flash is funny and endearing, a light, warm read to lose one’s self in…. Very nice, Ms. Carmichael!

Viviane Crystal, Crystal Reviews

A very fun read.

Leslie Granier, Armchair Interviews

Kathy Carmichael is the Erma Bombeck of romantic humor.

Sandra Hill, New York Times Bestselling Author

Only Kathy Carmichael could make menopause hilarious.

Trish Jensen, USA TODAY Bestselling Author

Kathy Carmichael’s well-seasoned heroine cooks up fabulous fun!

Heather MacAllister, USA TODAY Bestselling Author

I have never laughed or cried so hard.

Kathy Boswell, Fresh Fiction

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Here Comes Trouble

Here Comes Trouble

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Coming soon in digital from Amazon Montlake Romance. Available now in hardcover.

*Sweet* Contemporary Romance.

In Here Comes Trouble, Stella and Quinn must overcome their pasts—and the meddling attentions of TROUBLE—to find true love.

*Dorothy Parker / Reviewers International 1st Place Award Winner*

In My Lady Mischief, Lady Thea must rethink her plans when Lord Hartingfield arrives on the scene in this Regency England romp featuring a madcap cast of secondary characters, including an adorable pig named Egbert.

 

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RIO Award First Place, Short Contemporary

A laugh a minute riot of a book ~ Kathy Boswell, Managing Editor, The Best Reviews,
Member, Reviewers International Organization (RIO)

Sparks fly and the electricity sizzles…. Another awesome winner by Ms. Carmichael! A rip-roaring, heart-tugging, page-turner that will make you wish you had match-makers of your own like the ladies of TROUBLE. ~ Maureen Boylan, ReaderToReader.com

From dumpster diving to save a homeless mutt, to a late night slug hunt, and water balloon bombs launched by the neighborhood menace, Kathy Carmichael fills this laugh out loud romantic comedy with scenes and characters you won’t forget. And that doesn’t even mention all the TROUBLE. Catch Ms. Carmichael’s comedy…and get the charming happily-ever-after as a extravagant bonus that will leave you sighing contentedly for days. ~ Val Daniels, Harlequin Romance Author