Press Kit

Short Bio

Award-winning author Kay Thomas didn’t grow up burning to be a writer. Until fourth grade she wasn’t even much of a reader. That’s when her sister read THE BLACK STALLION aloud to her. For hours Kay was enthralled—shipwrecked and riding an untamed horse across desert sand. Then tragedy struck. Her sister lost her voice. But Kay couldn’t wait to hear what happened in the story—so she picked up that book, finished reading it herself, and went in search of more adventures at the local library. Today she lives in Dallas with her husband, their two children, and a shockingly spoiled Boston terrier. Her national best-selling “bulletproof" novels have been translated into several languages and won multiple awards, including the HOLT Medallion. EASY TARGET (Book 3 in the Elite Ops series) releases April 2016 in audiobook. Visit Kay's website at www.KayThomas.net.

Long Bio

Award-winning author Kay Thomas didn’t grow up burning to be a writer. As a child she wasn’t even much of a reader until fourth grade. That’s when she was stuck at home with the flu, and her big sister read THE BLACK STALLION aloud to her. For hours Kay was enthralled—shipwrecked in a foreign land and riding an untamed horse across the hot desert sand. Then tragedy struck. Her sister lost her voice. (Kay claims she caught her flu.) But Kay couldn’t wait to hear what happened to Alec Ramsey—so she picked up that book, finished reading it herself, and went in search of more adventures at the local library. Today Kay lives in Dallas with her husband, their two children, and a shockingly-spoiled Boston terrier.

In addition to their US releases—her national best-selling "bulletproof" novels have been published in France, the Netherlands, Estonia, Australia, the UK and South Africa. BULLETPROOF HEARTS (April 2011) won the 2012 HOLT Medallion in Short Contemporary and was a finalist in the National Readers' Choice Awards. Her debut novel—BETTER THAN BULLETPROOF (January 2009)—was a 2010 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit recipient, a Readers’ Crown finalist, and a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nominee. 

In November 2013, HARD TARGET: Elite Ops-Book 1 was released in her new series from Avon Impulse, featuring sexy ex-military men...and the women who rescue their hearts. It received a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit as well as a nomination for Best Romantic Suspense Novel of 2014 in the GDRWA Booksellers' Best Awards. PERSONAL TARGET, book two in the series, released in 2014 followed by EASY TARGET (Elite Ops 3) in 2015. For excerpts, book trailers, and more—visit Kay's website at www.KayThomas.net 


Awards

HOLT Medallion Award of Merit ~ Romantic Suspense ~ 2014

Finalist ~ GDRWA Booksellers' Best Award for Best Romantic Suspense Novel of 2014  

Winner ~ HOLT Medallion ~ Short Contemporary ~ 2012

Finalist ~ National Readers' Choice Award ~ Contemporary Series ~ 2011

HOLT Medallion Award of Merit ~ Best First Book ~ 2010

Finalist ~ Readers' Crown Award ~ Short Romantic Suspense ~ 2010

Finalist ~ Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice ~ Best First Series Romance ~ 2009


Press Release for PERSONAL TARGET    


Avon, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

 

PERSONAL TARGET

by Kay Thomas

 

Book Two: The Elite Ops Series

 

 Avon Impulse| On Sale: 7/29/2014 | E-Book ISBN: 9780062290878 | $1.99

Avon Impulse| On Sale: 9/2/2014 | Mass Market ISBN: 9780062290885 | $6.99

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The second installment in the Elite Ops series featuring AEGIS: an elite team of ex-military men working under the radar of most governments. If you have a problem no one else can handle, they can help.

 

Avon Impulse is proud to announce PERSONAL TARGET, the second publication in the hot Elite Ops series by award-winning author Kay Thomas. In the series, the men of AEGIS, Inc. are specialists in the recovery of people held in foreign countries. Thomas’s three stand-alone Elite Ops romantic thrillers take readers on exotic journeys of nail-biting suspense with courageous protectors searching for kidnapping victims, and ultimately a happily ever after.

 

In PERSONAL TARGET, Nick Donovan, a former SEAL and Black Ops specialist who left the CIA, gave up a life on the edge to work in the private sector. But that didn't stop his enemies from coming after him-or his family. In a case of mistaken identity, a drug cartel kidnaps his sister-in-law's best friend … a woman from Nick's past.

 

One minute Jennifer Grayson is housesitting and the next she's abducted to a foreign brothel. Jennifer is planning her escape when her first "customer" arrives. Nick, the man who broke her heart years ago, has come to her rescue. Now, as they race for their lives, passion for each other reignites and old secrets resurface. Can Nick keep the woman he loves safe against an enemy with a personal vendetta?

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kay Thomas didn’t grow up burning to be a writer. She wasn’t even much of a reader until the fourth grade. That’s when her sister read The Black Stallion aloud to her. For hours Kay was enthralled—shipwrecked and riding an untamed horse across desert sand. Then tragedy struck. Her sister lost her voice. But Kay couldn’t wait to hear what happened in the story—so she picked up that book, finished reading it herself, and went in search of more adventures at the local library. Today Kay lives in Dallas with her husband, two children, and a shockingly spoiled Boston terrier. She is the author of Hard Target, the award-winning first book in the Elite Ops series, in addition to four other novels that have been published internationally.

 

Visit Kay at: www.kaythomas.net, www.avonimpulse.com, www.facebook.com/avonromance

 


Press Release for HARD TARGET

Avon, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022

 

HARD TARGET

by Kay Thomas

 

Book One: The Elite Ops Series

 

 Avon Impulse| On Sale: 11/12/2013| E-Book ISBN: 9780062305961 | $2.99

Avon Impulse| On Sale: 11/26/2013| Paperback ISBN: 9780062290861 | $6.99

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The first installment in the Elite Ops series, featuring sexy ex-military men…and the women who rescue their hearts

 

Avon Impulse is proud to announce HARD TARGET, the first publication in a sizzling new series by award-winning author Kay Thomas. In her new Elite Ops series, the men of AEGIS, Inc. are specialists in the recovery of people held in foreign countries. Thomas’s three stand-alone Elite Ops romantic thrillers will take readers on exotic journeys of nail-biting suspense with courageous protectors searching for kidnapping victims, and ultimately a happily ever after.

 

In HARD TARGET, former DEA agent Leland Hollis wasn’t planning on being a hero. Recovering from an injury sustained during a drug bust gone wrong and with more personal demons than he cares to admit, he wants nothing more than peace and a chance to rebuild his life. But when Anna Mercado’s crazy ex shows up wielding a baseball bat, Leland can’t ignore his instinct to help. And after her son is kidnapped, Leland agrees to deliver the ransom into dangerous territory south of the border.

 

Anna has no choice but to go with this stranger she’s just met if she wants to see her son again. But getting the boy out of a violent cartel region involves risking everything. And for that Leland will have to convince Anna to do the scariest thing of all…open her heart and trust him.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kay Thomas didn’t grow up burning to be a writer. She wasn’t even much of a reader until the fourth grade. That’s when her sister read The Black Stallion aloud to her. For hours Kay was enthralled—shipwrecked and riding an untamed horse across desert sand. Then tragedy struck. Her sister lost her voice. But Kay couldn’t wait to hear what happened in the story—so she picked up that book, finished reading it herself, and went in search of more adventures at the local library. Today Kay lives in Dallas with her husband, two children, and a shockingly spoiled Boston terrier. Her award-winning novels have been published internationally.

 

Visit Kay at: www.kaythomas.net, www.avonimpulse.com, www.facebook.com/avonromance

                                                                               






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