Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Kim's New Release

Welcome Kim McMahill and thank you for stopping by to meet Kim.  

Hi Kim, Welcome. I understand you have a new release, A Taste of Tragedy is now available for our readers. I'm looking forward to reading your new release. Loved your last book, A Dose of Danger, so please tell us a little about yourself and your new novel.
Kim:  I started out writing non-fiction, but my passion for exotic world travel, outrageous adventures, stories of survival, and happily-ever-after endings soon drew me into a world of romantic suspense. Along with writing adventure novels I have also published over eighty travel and geographic articles, and contributed to a travel anthology and cookbook. When not writing, I enjoy gardening, traveling, and spending time with family.
Judy:  We’d like to know a little about your main character in your new release, A Taste of Tragedy. What drives and motivates Morgan Hunter?  
Kim: She comes from a long line of successful business men and women, and she is driven to carry on the family tradition at the expense of everything else, including pushing away the only man she has ever loved.
Judy: What does Morgan do for a living? 
Kim: She’s the vice president of the Healthy and Delicious Foods Division at Giant Cactus Foods. Her division manufactures frozen entrees and desserts sold under the Healthy and Delicious Foods label as well as for a few other companies that specialize in complete diet programs.
Judy: Why the location, and was it a real-life connection?
Kim: The book is set mostly in Arizona. Morgan works in Phoenix, but spends her weekends at the family vacation home in Sedona. I love the red rocks of Sedona, though I haven’t spent as much time there as I would like. Because Giant Cactus Foods is a large business some of the story needed to take place in Phoenix.  
Judy: Is A Taste of Tragedy part of a series?
Kim: Yes, A Taste of Tragedy is the second novel in the Risky Research series. The first was A Dose of Danger, the third is in the early stages of being written, and the fourth is still in my head. I’m not sure at this point how far the series will go. I’m assuming the characters will let me know when it’s time to wrap it up.
Judy: Do you have a favorite scene that you can share?  
Kim: Even though Morgan is the main character in this book, Devyn and Nick, the FBI agents from A Dose of Danger, also play a prominent role. Devyn can be a little too gung-ho about catching the bad guy at times.  Here’s an excerpt:
The night was surprisingly cool. Devyn wore only light-weight shorts and a t-shirt, but sweat still trickled down her back as she ran. It was awkward running with her gun in hand, but she really didn’t have any place to stow it with her current attire.
As she rounded a bend in the creek, she saw a flash of something dark. She stopped and took in her surroundings.
Had he heard her gaining on him? If so, and she darted around the blind corner, he’d likely be waiting and be able to get a bead on her.
Devyn scrambled out of the gully and cut across the raised ground above the bend in the creek. Inching out toward the edge, she peered over and spotted her target. His back was to her. She had a clean shot, but this time she was determined to get answers. Dead men couldn’t talk.
She quietly set her gun on a rock, where she knew she could find it quickly. Stepping closer, she leapt.
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.
Special words for your fans:
Both novels were a lot of fun to write. I hope everyone enjoys the Risky Research series as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Where can my reader find you?

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Thank you Kim for sharing with us your new release, A Taste of Tragedy.
I've already purchased your book and looking forward to read it.

If you haven't read A Dose of Danger, here's my review on Goodread: This is a romance thriller that keeps you turning the pages. Great characters that you won’t forget. I enjoyed the cold winter of Wyoming while reading this story in the heat of the summer. This is Kim McMahill’s best yet.   


  1. So wonderful to get to know you more, Kim. Wow, eighty travel articles is a lot. You are to be commended.

  2. Stopping by to say hi, Judy and great to get to know you Kim. Romantic Suspense is one of my favorite reads!

  3. Congrats on your new release! It sounds wonderful!

  4. I always enjoy being a part of Judy's wonderful blog and following her writing over many years. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and commented, and for all your kind words

  5. Thanks to everyone that stopped by to meet Kim. I'm excited about her new release. Thanks Kim for sharing your new release on my blog.


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