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I’m diabetic and take insulin. I’m also asthmatic. One of my fears is that I’ll have a blood sugar low, or an asthma attack, and be unable to provide my husband with important financial or medical information that he needs to know in such an emergency. Periodically, I email him a list of my passwords, and I do have a will, but that’s not enough. He has no clue what medications I’m taking or how to access my PayPal account—or even where I’ve hidden my best jewelry.

This is where Vicki Hinze’s In Case of Emergency Workbook comes in. When I first heard she’d created this ICE workbook, I thought it would merely be comprised of a few lists. I was so wrong.

Yes, the booklet does include things like passwords and medications, but it includes so much more—things I hadn’t thought of or realized my husband wouldn’t know where to find or how to access. That’s the beauty of this needed booklet.

Recommending the ICE Workbook is a no-brainer. The cost to purchase a printed version of the workbook, or to download and print your own, is extremely reasonable. And I have to tell you, filling it out gives me a peace of mind I hadn’t realized I was missing before. Buy one for yourself. Buy one for your family members and close friends. They’ll appreciate the peace of mind, and so will you.


Kathy Carmichael, USA Today Bestselling Author


Sometimes to live, ya gotta die. And sometimes dying right takes practice…

Christine Branch is elated. Finally her sister, Caroline Branch Easton, has left made the break from her abusive ex, Martin Easton, and returns to Dallas to Christine’s ranchette to heal. Only Martin refuses to let her go. Within twenty-four hours, his thugs are doing everything they can to intimidate Christine into returning home. Christine knows she must do something to get her sister the time and space she needs to heal—and she concocts a plan: 

Operation Switch and Bait. The sisters trade lives and Christine baits the thugs into following her. It works! Caroline undergoes counseling, eventually divorces Martin, though he refuses to accept it, and the operation continues… until Martin shows up at the ranchette and issues a return-home ultimatum. Christine’s had enough. She ends the operation, resumes her identity and disappears.

Christine continues with the switch, hoping confusion of two Carolines will assist in a clean getaway. On Christmas, Caroline calls Christine. A chef from Dallas is assisting her. She’s in Even, Georgia but within an hour leaves for Sampson Park. She’ll call again as soon as she’s settled.

But Caroline doesn’t call. And three months later, Christine remains unable to find anything on the mysterious Sampson Park, or on her sister’s whereabouts. She must take the risks of leading Martin to Even to find out what happened to Caroline. 

Has she escaped, or is she to remain Down and Dead in Dallas?


5 Complete Novels by 5 USA Today Bestselling Authors = 1 Entertaining “Choose Your Mood” Read!

This collection includes:

DIRTY by Debra Webb

Jackie Mercer kicks butt and takes names—all while the mystery spiraling around her long lost lover and her attraction to Derrick Dawson plunge her into a tangled web of shocking secrets and deadly deceptions. Jackie has her hands full and her heart on the line—time to play dirty!


Daisy Grant stumbles into a mob turf war, and now somebody wants her dead. Daisy may be small-town to the bone, not at all the kind of woman to deal with the Southern Mafia, but she gets creative fast! Then enters the way-too-attractive Mark Jensen, who didn’t mean to rescue anybody or to go on the run because of a stubborn, sassy woman. But soon they are up to their ears in so many wacky characters they don’t know who’s on their side. They do know: Sometimes, to live, ya gotta die—and sometimes dying right takes . . . practice!

ONLY HIS TOUCH by Peggy Webb

Reunited lovers sizzle, from the moss-draped trees of New Orleans to the jungles and diamond mines of Africa, as they try to reclaim their dreams – and each other. Can their love survive murder, kidnapping and dark secrets?

BULLETPROOF by Regan Black

John Noble traded everything he’d once been for redemption, only to get caught in the web of a shadow agency he can’t escape. When new orders come in, he bargains to make protecting Amelia Bennett his last job. Just when John believes he’s found a woman who loves him despite what he’s become, his orders are amended: Amelia is to be terminated.

HERE COMES TROUBLE by Kathy Carmichael

For five incorrigible women, members of TROUBLE: The Readers Organization Uniting Book-loving Littlemouth Elites—being naughty has never been so much fun… and trouble never so delightful. There’s no avoiding trouble or them since they run all the charitable organizations in town and are self-justified at creating chaos to amuse themselves. But when they turn to matchmaking Stella Goody with wanderer, Quin Gregory, will they succeed? All becomes fair in love and Littlemouth!


This “choose your mood” collection of five complete novels crosses genre boundaries. Some stories are dark, suspenseful and gritty. Some contain explicit sex and/or graphic violence. Some are clean reads and downright funny. Choose your mood and enjoy the stories!

The Shadow Watchers Team was introduced in the Crossroads Crisis Center series. Team Leader, Mark’s story is in DEADLY TIES.  Joe’s story followed in NOT THIS TIME. Then the Crossroads series ended. But Readers wanted the rest of the team’s stories, so Vicki responded and Shadow Watchers was born. The first novel in the series, THE MARKED BRIDE, is Tim’s story. THE MARKED STAR, is Nick’s story. Sam’s story, THE MARKED WITNESS, coming in 2017, will complete the team. 

Readers are asking about more related stories for Omega One and his team. Vicki says, “Mmm, we’ll see if they’re interested. They’re an awfully private group…” 

Note:  While the characters are not a part of the Shadow Watcher’s Team, WED TO DEATH is a Shadow Watcher short story. 

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Readers Group News

We all work hard. That’s a good thing. But we need a little play time, too, and that’s the reason I’ve started Readers Group News. In it, you’ll find news about my books, yes, but also polls about you, and peeks behind the curtain, and books members have enjoyed and want to share. All kinds of things.

My goal is that we’ll play a little and enjoy ourselves. Share our lives a bit more. Not just me and mine but you and yours.

I’ll do a monthly newsletter, sharing with the group, featuring books they loved, and other goodies. I hope you’ll join us.

You can learn more on the Readers Group News page.  I’m including a signup form here (right) so you don’t have to go there first. Everyone is welcome to join. There is a members section, and a password is needed to enter. Those will be sent out in the next few days.

I’m excited about this group, and I hope you will be, too.



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