Tuesday, December 17, 2019



Nikki Durrance escaped the worst nightmare of her life when she fled Las Vegas for San Francisco, leaving her abusive husband Jeff behind at the Blue Diamond Saloon. Rebuilding her life in San Francisco with the help of her closest friend Sally, Nikki draws the line with one thing: men. But when she accompanies Sally on a business trip back in Las Vegas, Nikki meets Dr. Mike Fischer, a sexy and desirable pediatrician also from San Francisco.

After a whirlwind courtship followed by a proposal, Nikki panics and jumps on the nearest cruise ship to Mexico. Realizing she must face her fears rather than run from them, she returns home and accepts Mike’s proposal. Life picks up even more speed with Mike’s plans and Nikki panics once again, imagining that everything Mike does mirrors her ex-husband Jeff. Attempting to sort out what’s real and what’s not, Nikki begins to question everything, including her sanity when everything with Mike feels like déjà vu.

Book Details:

Title: Déjà Vu at the Blue Diamond Saloon

Author: Kathy Holmes

Genre: psychological suspense

Published: Screamie Birds Studios 2017 (Kindle) 2019 (Paperback)

Print length: 241 pages

On tour with: Pump Up Your Book


Things you love about writing: Spending time with people who don’t exist, going along for the ride, experiencing things I in my daily routine I wouldn’t otherwise
Things you hate about writing: I’m not sure I hate it, but anything outside of the writing process feels like work.

Easiest thing about being a writer: so many stories waiting to be told.

Hardest thing about being a writer: waiting for readers to discover what I hold so dear.

Things you love about where you live:
I love living in Las Vegas because it’s home and only a 4-hour drive to where I grew up in Southern California, close to Disneyland and the beach.

Things that make you want to move: I’ve left Las Vegas twice to live in Florida to have closer access to Disney and the beach, but Las Vegas keeps calling me home.

Things you never want to run out of: bottled water, coffee, and wine.

Things you wish you’d never bought: tickets to concerts I never made it to.

Words that describe you: strong, feisty.

Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: feisty.

Favorite foods: ice cream, anything Mexican, Noodles/pasta.

Things that make you want to throw up: cooked oatmeal.

Favorite music: as a music producer, I love almost all music.

Music that make your ears bleed: this current trend of long/awkward phrasing hitting both pop and country.

Things you always put in your books: a character who was adopted or raised by a single mother or step parent.

Things you never put in your books: a character from a place or culture I didn’t know personally.

Favorite places you’ve been: a cruise anywhere and maybe why many of my books are set totally/partially on a cruise.

Places you never want to go to again: probably Asia because it’s such a long flight and I’ve been there and done that, although I might consider cruising there.

Favorite books: I read in many genres, but one book that made a big impression on me was Oriental Hotel and the motivation for the trip to Asia.

Books you would ban: I don’t believe in banning books.

Most daring thing you’ve ever done: meeting my father for the first time.

Something you chickened out from doing: pursuing music as a career when I was younger.

The last thing you did for the first time: participated in Rocktober, a music challenge where you post rock song covers in your own style.

Something you’ll never do again: move to Florida (did it three times, loved it, but it’s not home).


Kathy grew up in Southern California near Disneyland and the beach with a book in one hand and a transistor radio in the other. She began writing stories about family and wrote her first song with a childhood friend. They called themselves the “Screamie Birds.”

When she met her father later in life, she discovered a musical and poetic family and started writing poems, much to her surprise.

After an exciting career in Silicon Valley, she is now combining her love for both books and music at Screamie Birds Studios.

Connect with Kathy:

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