• A dazzling talent. — Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

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Confession

I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be doing two books in 2014 for the new suspense line over at Harper Collins/William Morrow.

My first book is titled CONFESSION and releases March 4, 2014. You can pre-order Confession here.

CONFESSION

He’s a serial killer with one little problem: He’s afraid of blood…      

A psychopathic killer known as The Saint is on the loose in Santa Fe. When his compulsively-ordered world is turned upside down, he develops a crippling fear of blood. Unable to continue carrying out his fiendish kills, he finds himself in need of a shrink.  Suddenly the woman he’s been stalking is more use to him alive than dead.

She’s a green-as-grass psychiatrist and what she doesn’t know could kill her …

Faith Clancy, a Yale-educated psychiatrist, is new in town and alone in the world. When her soft-spoken patient, terrified of the very blood coursing through his veins, begs her for help, she’s determined to do anything she can to cure the poor man. But what she doesn’t know is that the closer she comes to succeeding, the closer she comes to death, because the blood he craves most is hers. She’s going to need all her wits and the help of a powerful adversary, Luke Jericho, to solve the puzzle. Will Luke prove to be a safe harbor or a dangerous enemy, and can Faith unravel the truth in time to stop The Saint?

Okay, hopefully that’s enough to intrigue you. More later! 

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Excerpt

One killer is in her blood. The other is in her house.

There’s a killer lurking in Dr. Skylar Novak’s family tree: the gene for breast cancer. That’s why her brilliant brother invented the Bella vaccine. But even if the miracle drug protects her from the cancer that took her mother’s life, it can’t save Sky from the flesh and bone evil stalking her in secret.

When the killer strikes, detective Daniel Benson finds himself in the wrong place at the right time. The bold detective manages to save Sky’s life…just in time for her to return the favor. Survival leads to seduction, and Danny risks everything—his career, even his life, to keep Sky safe. But will the buried sins they uncover cost him her heart?

Danny’s strong arms may hold her close, but only Sky can stop the terror that’s coming next…

PRODUCT WARNINGS

Contents include: One heart-melting hero—good luck getting this delicious detective out of your head. One reluctant heroine—wielding a Glock was never on her to-do list. One crazed villain—an entire flock of baa baa black sheep won’t be enough to put you to sleep. And a lifesaving vaccine with one deadly side effect—murder.

Praise for FIRST DO NO EVIL

“Engaging, witty, intelligent and fresh. Add in hot romance and scintillating suspense, and Carey Baldwin has penned a winner!”~ New York Times bestselling author Cindy Gerard

“A first rate thriller…with plenty of sizzle to boot!”~Fresh Fiction

“First Do No Evil by Carey Baldwin hits all the right notes in a compelling, superbly written romantic suspense thriller that grabbed me from the beginning and still hasn’t let go.” ~The Romance Dish

“Carey Baldwin puts the Thrill in Thriller. A sexy, tense, sometimes shocking story that will grab you from page one and never let go. FIRST DO NO EVIL is fast-paced, smart, and daring – a roller-coaster ride that will steal your breath and set your pulse racing. This story should come with a health warning! But the delicious love story is worth the risk.” ~ Lena Diaz author of HE KILLS ME HE KILLS ME NOT and SIMON SAYS DIE
 
“…A dazzling talent for writing pure evil.”~ Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

“A perfect example of a well-balanced mix between suspense, romance and strong characterization… This book made me gasp…bite my nails in suspense, cry with its emotional intensity and sigh with its romance. Carey Baldwin wooed me with her excellent writing, heart-pounding suspense and fabulous characters. She’s been added to my list of go-to authors for romantic thrillers! I was just blown away. A perfect 10.” ~ Pearl’s World of Romance

Avon Breast Cancer Walk -Team Bodice Rippers

Avon Walk Breast CancerI lost my mom to breast cancer when she was near the age that I am now. This year, I wanted to truly celebrate her life and the life of every person who has struggled with this terrible disease. So before I tell you about my new release, I’d like to share my experience on Team Bodice Rippers.

Team Bodice Rippers consists of me, Tessa Dare, Leigh LaValle and Courtney Milan. With the help of our community, the romance community, we were able to raise over $10,000 for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer to help with research for finding a cure and for support for those living with breast cancer today. You can view our team page here.

I’m sending out a huge hug and giant-size thank you to each and every person who either made a direct donation to our team, or purchased our charity anthology, THREE WEDDINGS AND A MURDER. The anthology was a limited edition, and all profits went directly to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. For those of you who missed the anthology, the individual novellas will be available from each author at some point in the future. You can check our websites for information.

In addition to fundraising for the Avon Walk we…walked!

Tessa Dare, Courtney Milan, Carey Baldwin

With Leigh LaValle cheering us on from her nursery with her brand new infant in her arms, Tessa, Courtney and I set out on a wonderful journey. Our walk took place Sept. 22 of this year in Santa Barbara California.

Blister Sisters

Along the way we made some amazing friends, like these ladies, Team Blister Sisters.

Every step of the way -and there were a heck of a lot of steps on this two-day journey- we were cheered and encouraged by men with pink beards, jokesters, and even puppies in pink tutus. We slept in pink tents…even our blisters were pink!

Was it hard? I’d be lying if I said otherwise. In fact one member of our team, Courtney Milan, is still recovering from an injury she sustained on the walk. But walking for two days is nothing compared to living with breast cancer, and I can’t think of a more wonderful journey than the one I shared with the fantastic men and women who were part of the Avon Walk. So if you are wondering if you can make a difference, the answer is yes! You can!

News

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July 1, 2012 Fresh Fiction Guest Blog How Sexy Do You Like Your Suspense?

Today: June 22, 2012

USA TODAY HAPPY EVER AFTER BOOK BLOG

Come join us over at the HEA blog where Joyce Lamb interviews our Avon Breast Cancer Walk Team: The Bodice Rippers. We talk about the cause, THREE WEDDINGS AND A MURDER and more. We’d love to see you there! Happy Ever After.

Today: May 15, 2012 

At the moment I’m one busy girl.

I’m getting married to the man of my dreams at the end of May. Stay tuned for a happily ever after update as I’ll be posting pics and anecdotes later. I guess that old saying, you can’t hurry love, is really true!

Blog Tour

I’m currently putting together a blog tour with lots of giveaways, so be sure to drop by and comment for a chance to win.

The first stops on the tour include:

  • May 22, 2012 at Kiss and Thrill: On this special blog, I’ll reveal the story behind the story of THREE WEDDINGS AND A MURDER. Be sure to stop by to find out why I’m walking 40 miles with Tessa Dare, Leigh LaValle, and Courtney Milan, and why three historical romances are joining forces with a romantic thriller in one fabulous anthology.
  • June 13, 2012 at Get Lost in a Story: The lovely Angie Morgan interviews me about everything from FIRST DO NO EVIL to the SEX REP. What’s the SEX REP? Get your exclusive in-depth answer on June 13th.
  • June 26, 2012 at Kiss and Thrill: The fabulously talented Lena Diaz puts me in the hot seat and sticks bamboo shoots under my nails! Don’t miss the release day fun!
  • June 27, 2012 at Riding with the Top Down: I’m so excited to have been invited to be a guest on this blog by one of my all-time-favorite romantic suspense authors, the amazing Cindy Gerard.
  • June 29, 2012 Ex Libris Interview by the fabulous Stella
  • June 29, 2012 at The Romance Dish Blogging about Love and Coffee Shops
  • July 1, 2012 Fresh Fiction Guest Blog How Sexy Do You Like Your Suspense?
  • July 20, 2012 Just Romantic Suspense Guest Blog
  • August 9, 2012 Vanessa Kelly Guest Blog

Brenda Novak for the Cure of Diabetes

Brenda Novak Online Auction

The Brenda Novak auction has ended, and thanks to your generous support the auction raised $306,000 this year! Thanks to everyone who supported the cause and special thanks to those who bid on the THREE WEDDINGS AND A MURDER fun package which sold for $280 and the Kiss and Thrill critique package which sold for $450!

I’m up for bid!

If you’d like to join Tessa Dare, Leigh LaValle, Courtney Milan and me for lunch in Anaheim during the 2012 RWA conference and receive lots of free books, consider bidding on the THREE WEDDINGS AND A MURDER fun package to benefit diabetes research here.

Need to get that manuscript polished and in tip-top shape for submission or a contest entry? All of us at Kiss and Thrill (my romantic suspense blog) have some advice for you! That’s right, you can win a critique and prizes from all nine of us. Our group includes published and unpublished authors of romantic suspense—and people—we know how to rock the contests! We have a Golden Heart winner and multiple Golden Heart finalists (some with three and four finals!) among us as well as winners and finalists in many other prestigious writing contests. We’d love to help you put your best foot forward. Consider bidding on our multi-author critique to benefit Diabetes research here.