Monday, April 27, 2015

Monday Spotlight and Giveaway with Cari Z

Happy Monday, everyone!  We're starting the week off with a spotlight on Cari Z's latest release, Where There's Smoke.  Don't forget to check out the blog tour giveaway at the end of the post!

Where There's Smoke

Panopolis is a rough place to be an average Joe. I came here looking for adventure and excitement, but nobody cares about one more normal guy in a city filled with super-powered heroes. The closest I’ve come to glory is working in a bank that villains often rob.

But then I maybe accidentally-on-purpose helped a villain escape the hero who was trying to save the day. Imagine my shock when, a week later, that villain asked me out for coffee. One date turned into more, and now I’m head over heels in love with Raul.

Falling in love with the guy dubbed the Mad Bombardier isn’t without its downsides, though. I’ve had to deal with near-death encounters with other villains, awkwardly flirtatious heroes who won’t take no for an answer, and a lover I’m not sure I can trust. It’s getting to the point where I know I’ll have to make a choice: side with the heroes, or stand fast by my villain.

Either way, I think my days as a normal guy are over.

Author Bio

Cari Z was a bookworm as a child and remains one to this day. In an effort to combat her antisocial reading behavior, she did all sorts of crazy things, from competitive gymnastics to alligator wresting (who even knew that was legal!) to finally joining the Peace Corps, which promptly sent her and her husband to the wilds of West Africa, stuck them in a hut, and said, "See ya!" She also started writing in earnest then, because when you have no television, no car and nothing to read other than a French translation of Twilight, you find ways of entertaining yourself. She’s been back in Colorado for a while now, but stuck with the writing.

Cari posts a free weekly serial on her blog at Come read, come say hi, or check out her other works at

Twitter: author_cariz


Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a paperback copy of Rules To Live By. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on May 2. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Don't forget to add your email so we can contact you if you win!


  1. I confess to still loving paper books, even though I have almost 2Gs of ebooks.

  2. Sounds like a very interesting book.
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  3. sounds interesting

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  4. I'm so intrigued!

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  5. The premise sounds really good and has me intrigued. I've added it to my wishlist.

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  6. Wow this sounds awesome!


  7. Sounds like a winner!
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  8. AWESOME premise! I love superhero stories.

    Thanks for the chance at the paperback!

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  9. Dang, now I need to know which direction he goes.
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  10. I love the sound of this book. Thanks for bring it to my attention.