Cover Reveal ~ Kiss The Bricks by Tammy Kaehler

I’m excited to reveal the cover for the fifth book in the “Kate Reilly” mystery series, coming May 2, 2017.

kiss the bricks

Title: KISS THE BRICKS
Series: Kate Reilly
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Website: Tammy Kaehler

After the first practice session for the legendary Indianapolis 500 motor race, Kate Reilly is stunned to discover she was the fastest driver—but she’s more surprised to learn she wasn’t the first woman to top the speed charts in the race’s 106-year history. That feat was accomplished in 1987 by PJ Rodriguez—who shocked everyone by committing suicide ten days later.

When the press, bloggers, and social media go crazy over the connection, Kate loses her identity—suddenly everyone’s comparing Kate and PJ, calling Kate PJ, and wondering if Kate will kill herself, too. Except that PJ’s family claim PJ was murdered, and they want Kate’s help finding her killer and restoring her reputation. Thirty years after the fact.

In the days leading up to the iconic race, Kate takes to the track for practice sessions, fulfills sponsor obligations, promotes the race for the IndyCar series, and plays peacemaker between the warring sides of her family. She also digs into PJ’s experience in the Indy 500 paddock and uncovers pervasive prejudice and chauvinism—then and now. With investigative help from “Special Team Kate,” she’s on the trail of potential suspects for PJ’s murder…and then one of them turns up dead.

Kate prepares to run the biggest race of her life at the same time as she narrows down the clues to two murders, all while fighting for her voice and identity in the storm of media attention. But will the past stay buried or will history repeat itself and leave Kate fighting for her own life?

“Smooth, quick, and punchy, KISS THE BRICKS pulls readers into the high-octane drama of the Indianapolis 500. The racing feels authentic and intense, but what propels this novel is the compelling mystery. Kate Reilly is a great heroine—smart, gutsy, and caring. Her quest to solve a thirty-year-old mystery surrounding the death of one of Indy’s first female drivers is gripping and poignant. The pace, like Kate, never lets up.”
—Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author of the Evan Delaney novels


About the author
Before trying her hand at fiction, Tammy Kaehler established a career writing marketing materials, feature articles, executive speeches, and technical documentation. A fateful stint in corporate hospitality introduced her to the racing world, which inspired the first Kate Reilly racing mystery. Tammy works as a technical writer in the Los Angeles area, where she lives with her husband and many cars.

Giveaway: Leave a comment below for your chance to win an advanced reader copy of Kiss The Bricks (US entries only) or a kindle or nook copy of Dead Man’s Switch (open to everyone), winner’s choice. The giveaway ends January 24, 2017. Good luck everyone!

All comments are welcomed.

51 responses to “Cover Reveal ~ Kiss The Bricks by Tammy Kaehler

  1. Debra Woloson

    Thank you for the giveaway. This is a first book for me with this author, but I am hooked on wanting to read this book. I bet it would be hard to keep identity when people compare you all the time to other’s.

    • Carolyn Miller

      Can’t wait for the next installment of the Kate Reilly series; Tammy Kaehler is a joy to meet in person and hear her talk about the series, especially when Corvettes are involved.

  2. As a life-long Indy resident and fan of the Indy 500, I am so looking forward to reading a book with the fabled Brickyard as the setting. This is way too cool!

  3. Lynn Kromminga

    Love the cover. The eyes really capture the essence of the event.

  4. Amazing cover design!! Very unique to the theme of the book!! Can’t wait to read this, may can’t come soon enough!!

  5. Great artwork design. Congratulations. I always look forward to a new release from Tammy and this one is no exception.

  6. Thanks, everyone! I’m excited about the book and the cover!

  7. The cover looks amazing! I can’t wait to read another book in this series. I love reading these books during racing season, it keeps me happy during the week as I wait for the weekend of racing!

  8. Sharon Williams

    I can’t wait to read this book! Great cover!

  9. This cover is awesome and I can not wait for the book! I have been waiting since I read the last one! I am starting to get excited to ride with Kate again!!!

  10. Della Williamson

    Nice post. Appreciate the intro to a new author. And it does look like a great read. Thanks for a chance to read it sooner. Rather than later.

  11. Love the new cover.

  12. I really like the cover. It certainly grabs your attention. Thanks for the chsnce to read the book.

  13. Love the cover and I can’t wait to read Tammy’s new book!

  14. Huge fan of the series. Pictured Kate’s eyes a little more green, but these are still fab. Thought she’d have freckles, though. . . ;o)

  15. Thanks, everyone, for being enthusiastic—and for liking the cover! I’m excited to share the new story.

    And extra-special thanks to Dru Ann for letting me share the news here!

  16. I love the Indy 500 and this book sounds like an interesting read. I look forward to reading about the history of the Brickyard. This is a new author to me and I would like to enjoy reading.

  17. I would love to know more about this author and her books. This book sounds great!

  18. Love the cover. Very excited for this book to come out.

  19. Thanks for introducing me to another author I feel like I MUST check out! This series seems like something I really would enjoy. I look forward to searching around for the first book. Thanks as always Dru Ann for your hard work and love for all publishers big and small!

  20. Loved “Red Flags,” and very much looking forward to the next book in the series.

  21. Just in time for the 500. Sounds interesting.

  22. Jamie Rasmussen

    I’ve been wanting to read this series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. I’d love to win Kiss the Bricks! Thanks for the chance!!

  24. Doward Wilson

    Thanks for introducing me to a new heroine, series & author. I would love to win the ARC.

  25. I’m a Hoosier. This sounds like a must read!

  26. Great cover — this book would be something different from what I am reading now, and I would love to have the chance to read and review it!

  27. I have read every one of Tammy’s books and having been involved in motor sports for 63 years I can attest to their accuracy. Having said that I am surprised to see a Formula 1 car and not an Indy car on the cover. Look forward to the new book and will be pre ordering one!

  28. I like the cover.

  29. Awesome cover. Thanks for the
    chance to read and review.

  30. I really enjoyed book one in this series. Looks like I need to catch up!

  31. I couldn’t be more excited for this release!

  32. I love the series, and can’t wait for another. Thanks Tammy!

  33. Awesome cover! Also, the book sounds amazing and I look forward to reading it!

  34. Grew up at the races! Love the cover and can’t wait to read this! Thanks!

  35. Rickie Banning

    Your new cover rocks! I love the color themes and the darker purples and maroon as they symbolize power and depth. Can’t wait to read your book which I hope to win. Mahalo.

  36. Go, Tammy! The cover is “hauntingly” beautiful! They say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” If “Kiss the Bricks” is half as “soul catching” as those eyes on the cover, Tammy has another winner on her hands. Thanks for your craft.

  37. Love your books and can’t wait to read this new one!

  38. Enjoyed reading the newsletter you sent and must compliment you on the cover for Kiss the Bricks. Very eye catching in more ways than one.

  39. Dem dere eyes!
    Oh, and there’s a car there, too. Since it is a mystery, I’ll interpret the styling as a clue to the 2018 IndyCar design.
    I hope Ms. Vilencia does the audiobook again–a voice to match those eyes.

  40. Love the cover, def want to read!

  41. I am in love with this cover (and the series)! I always look forward to the next one.

  42. You know that anything to do with the Indy 500 is on my major want list!

  43. Hope I may be a recipient of the new book, Kiss the Bricks, I have not read any in this series, however this synopsis is definitely reeling me in!

  44. Finally, Indy!! 🙂 I am sooo soo soo loooking forward to Kiss the Bricks, ARC or no ARC. And that cover. Wow!! (I’m anxiously refreshing my two library network’s Tammy Kaehler pages to see if they’ve entered it into the catalogs yet… ;-D)

  45. Love this cover and the series!

  46. I love this series and can’t wait to read Kiss the Bricks!! Love the new cover too!

  47. **** WINNER ****
    of ARC Kiss The Bricks by Tammy Kaehler is Carolyn Miller.
    Congratulations!

  48. Art Valdivieso

    As always, I will wait with high anxiety until Kiss the Bricks is released! Great cover Tammy…although I would have liked to see a little tongue…lol!