A day in the life with Lexi Carmichael by Julie Moffett

no-living-soulHello, everyone. I’m Lexi Carmichael, a twenty-five-year-old geek girl. I spend my days stopping computer hackers, gaming and living my life online. My nights? Those I spend avoiding my mother and eating cereal for dinner. Even though I work in a top-secret industry, until one year ago, I was a desk jockey who barely saw the sun. I’d never been in an exciting car chase, sipped a stirred (not shaken) martini, or shot a poison dart from an umbrella. In fact, I was twenty-one before I got my driver’s license, twenty-four before I bought something other than white cotton underwear, twenty-five before I went on my first real date, and I’m still afraid to go shopping alone.

I’ll be honest, I’m not a people person. Most people annoy me. It’s not that I’m anti-social—I’m just not user friendly. In fact, I’d rather endure twenty-six pap smears than be forced into small talk—yes, even with you.

Yet somehow, as I muddle along in my career, my path collides with brilliant hacking twins, a sexy government secret agent, a rich, handsome lawyer and lots and lots of bad guys. Hacking, espionage, sexy men—it’s a geek girl’s dream come true…as long as it’s online. When it’s happening in real life, it’s a lot for a girl to handle.

Now I’m traveling around the world from Rome to Indonesia to Africa stopping cyber criminals for the U.S. government and trying not to look too dorky while I’m doing it. I’m even dating, which is a miracle, and making a good faith effort to interact with others outside of my safe virtual cocoon. It’s not an easy path, especially since my newfound friends believe a little black cloud is following me around, but I’m trying. That’s me—saving the world, one brain at a time.

NO LIVING SOUL is Book 9 in the humorous Lexi Carmichael mystery series published by Carina Press and was released January 2, 2017.

Although I never expected it, my work as a computer geek has me traveling around the world, solving mysteries and fighting bad guys. Sometimes with my friends, but always with trouble by my side. So, you’d think by now, I would’ve expected to be plagued by danger when I headed to Egypt with my best friend, Elvis Zimmerman, and boyfriend, Slash, to help track down Elvis’s missing and estranged father. Nope.

Genius runs in the family, and we quickly discovered Elvis’s father is hot on the trail of an ancient and elusive artifact. One that people are willing to kill to find. Tombs, tablets, scarabs, and code come together as we follow a set of clues that has been waiting millennia to be discovered. Cracking code is my specialty, but I never expected to tackle one from fifteen hundred years before the advent of written language.

But the sands of time are running out. We are facing death as it was before the pyramids even existed. If the artifact falls into the wrong hands, we won’t be able to rewrite history. So, it’s up to us to find and safeguard the secret to ensure no living soul ever encounters it. . .again.

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Meet the author
Julie Moffett is a bestselling author and writes in the genres of mystery, historical romance and paranormal romance. She has won numerous awards, including the 2014 Mystery & Mayhem Award for Best YA/New Adult Mystery, juliemoffettthe prestigious 2014 HOLT Award for Best Novel with Romantic Elements, a HOLT Merit Award for Best Novel by a Virginia Author (twice!), the 2016 Award of Excellence, a PRISM Award for Best Romantic Time-Travel AND Best of the Best Paranormal Books of 2002, and the 2011 EPIC Award for Best Action/Adventure Novel. She has also garnered additional nominations for the Daphne du Maurier Award and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Her book A Double-Edged Blade was an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Novel. She has sold over 100,000 copies of her Lexi Carmichael geeky, mystery series.

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All comments are welcomed.

Giveaway: Leave a comment below letting me know where you are from. My 9-year-old son will select a random winner to win a digital copy of No Living Soul. The giveaway ends January 6, 2017. Good luck!

45 responses to “A day in the life with Lexi Carmichael by Julie Moffett

  1. The character sounds pretty eccentric- something I always appreciate! I live in Virginia, but will always be a New Yorker.

  2. I’m from New England.

  3. Barbara Hackel

    I think Julie is an excellent author and I would love to read this newest book of her series! Thanks Julie for the opportunity to win a copy. Thanks Dru Ann for today’s choice!

  4. I’ve always been partial nerd myself. I worked with the computer programmers monitoring the priorities of their jobs and their progress. Everyone kept saying, ” But you look so normal!!”.

  5. I was born in Tennessee, grew up in SE Ohio, college in WV, and now live in Florida. The Lexi Carmichael series is one of my favorites and I’m on Chapter 44 of No Living Soul. 🙂

  6. I have a family of geeks. Geeks rule!

  7. I’d rather be a geek than to be a run of the mill person. Geeks have some of the most interesting angles.

  8. Hi Julie! I’m in Aspen, Colorado ~

  9. Fun write-up and so Lexi. Can’t wait to read her next adventures! And, yeah, I love being a nerd.

  10. Geeks are awesome!

  11. I love Lexi and her friends. I also love Julie and her writing. I was blessed to meet Julie in December. This book was awesome!

  12. I’m originally from Grand Rapids MI and I now live in Chicago. Looking forward to reading “Mo Living Soul”. Thanks for the chance.

  13. Linda Herold

    Hi from rainy Northern CA! Nine is my lucky number so I hope your son can find my entry!!

    On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 10:00 PM, dru’s book musings wrote:

    > Dru posted: “Hello, everyone. I’m Lexi Carmichael, a twenty-five-year-old > geek girl. I spend my days stopping computer hackers, gaming and living my > life online. My nights? Those I spend avoiding my mother and eating cereal > for dinner. Even though I work in a top-secr” >

  14. I am NOT participating in giveaway; I have it. But I had to say that I love Lexi and Slash and Elvis. The only thing I don’t adore is that she isn’t a dog person, I see why but still, a only negative. NLS was as excellent as the first 8 books…loved it.

  15. Doward Wilson

    I life in Gladbrook, Iowa. A farming community of 900+. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. Thanks for the chance I’m here in NW PA where it’s going to get very cold soon BRR. Your books sound Great!

  17. Cynthia Blain

    I have read a few adventures of Lexi Carmichael before and really enjoyed the stories and the laughs. It definitely is time to read another and this latest book sounds wonderful. I am from the northeast section of CT and after living in many towns and cities in MA for over 50 years, my husband and I have retired here in MA about 20 miles from our hometown in Ct. ..almost full circle that is for sure.
    Wishing you continued success, Julie.


  18. I am here from very cold Minnesota! Congrats on the new book and thanks for the chance to win!

  19. It’s neat that your son works with you on this. I have yet to read this author and would love to. The synopsis of the books have been most intriguing. Hope to read this one sooner. Rather than later. I’m in OR South Willamette Valley. Right now there is snow on the ground and it was 17 degrees when I last check an hour ago

  20. RI like the idea of a nine-year-old choosing me as winner.

  21. Susan Slovinsky

    While nowhere near to being a computer geek, I can relate to the protagonist hating small talk. I live in northeast Ohio but am currently in northeast MI helping my daughter declutter in preparation for a move to MO and it is brrrrr, freezing here.

  22. ****WINNER!!*** Thank you for everyone that commented and for allowing my 9-year old to draw the winner from his Cub Scout hat. It’s one of his favorite thing to do and he always asks me, “Do you think they will be happy I drew their name?!?!” So, the winner of a copy of NO LIVING SOUL is…drumroll…ELIZABETH DODD!! Congrats!! You are ALL winners in my book!!! Get Your Geek On!! ooxoxoxo