Jan
2
2008
Woohoo! Betrayed is out!

It’s January 2nd and Betrayed has hit the shelves. I’m so excited. I’ll be going up to Borders tonight so I can see them on the shelves myself. :)  I can’t wait! 

Happy New Year Everyone!

Dec
31
2007
Betrayed is on shelves!!

Jennifer Ray, of the wonderful http://www.ck2skwipsandkritiques.com/betrayed_jennifer.html just sent me pictures of Betrayed on the Borders bookshelves in Cool Springs, TN!!  Weee!  This is better than snow sledding!  If books were authors, I’d give a great big hug to Laurell K. Hamilton and Julia Harper!

 

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Dec
27
2007
Bonnie Hamre

** I rolled for the winner of my newsletter contest. It was Miracle Child. LOL She decided to give up her spot so someone less likely to see the book every day could win. :)  So, email hidden; JavaScript is required please send me an email. :) ** 

Bonnie Hamre is the very talented writer of contemporary, historical, paranormal and erotic romance. Valued with five publishers, Ellora’s Cave, Cerridwen Press, Red Sage, Ima Jinn books and Whiskey Creek Press, Bonnie has published at least 20 incredible novels. I won’t picture all of them here, in the hopes you visit her website at www.BonnieHamre.com, but I will share some of my favorites. 

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Unspoken Promises
Bonnie Hamre

Unspoken Promises By Bonnie Hamre
Grief-stricken Mollie Andersen is returning to her California roots following the tragic deaths of her husband and daughter, Amy. At an isolated rest stop, she experiences a mysterious blackout, awakening alone and frightened.
Mollie stumbles across what she thinks is a reenactment group, and refuses to believe their claim to be a wagon company following the 1847 California Trail. Even as they offer her protection from the harsh Nevada desert, the emigrants are suspicious of her. With the help of rugged widower Ford Hunter, Mollie reluctantly accepts she is no longer in her own time. Mollie cries for Amy. Ford, facing his own challenges on the trail, comforts Mollie, creating a moment of intimacy that propels them into a marriage neither wants.Believing she’s given a second chance at motherhood, Mollie promises to care for Ford and his children until she can return to her own time. The trust between Ford and Mollie deepens, but will their newfound devotion be enough to overcome the differences between them?Or circumvent the forces that threaten to separate them?

Thea’s Goal
Bonnie Hamre

Thea’s Goal By Bonnie HamreA move to a new city and a new museum in search of career advancement as an archivist requires Thea Cooper to prove herself professionally and find new companionship, specifically a new Dominant. Thea yearns for the security of a D/s relationship, yet working hinders her search for a Master.He’s no Indiana, but when Thea needs archaeologist Nick Jones to validate the dating of a medieval golem reputed to have the power to come to life and satisfy all wishes, ancient mystical lore combines with ageless sexual attraction. Once she’s handled the golem, unexplainable and uncanny things happen to Thea, leaving her confused, aroused and curiously unafraid.Nick is not Dom material, but Thea is compelled to discover if he can fulfill her intimate needs. As they pleasurably explore their passion, the mysterious events escalate, placing Thea at risk and threatening their tenuous bond.

Joys of Home
Bonnie Hamre

 EPPIE Finalist, Contemporary Romance

Hannah Martinson knows that marriage is not for her. Linc Adams is barely recovering from his daughter’s death, but when their boss assigns them to a high-profile project, Hannah and Linc face more than an aggressive deadline. Can they work together to achieve their personal dreams as well as professional goals?

Sweet Discipline
Bonnie Hamre

Sweet Discipline By Bonnie Hamre
When Norris Brownell registers at an exclusive diet spa to further her career and salvage her social life, she expects the usual regimen of diet, exercise and behavior modification. However, Adrian, her personal trainer, knows that won’t do. He’s determined to train her to discipline her body and her impulses for more than portion control. He wants her for himself.
She’s initially appalled and resistant to his methods, but as her body slims and her sensual needs expand, she finds herself dealing with cravings that only Adrian can satisfy. Norris may lose much more than just pounds at the hand of her sensual trainer.Note: Sweet Discipline contains multiple scenes of discipline and is not for the faint of heart.

Myth-behavin’
Shiloh Walker , Rachel Bo , Bonnie Hamre

El Trauco By Bonnie Hamre
Isabel O’Shaughnessy dreads a duty call to her aunt on the Chilean island of Chiloé, but her reservations vanish when she learns the local myths and legends, especially El Trauco, a forest troll who seduces and abandons maidens.
When he appears in her dreams, Isabel is enchanted. Her dreams turn erotic and compelling, and she tracks down the troll, who is more than he seems. Their encounter is a lusty fairy tale enhanced by rapturous lovemaking. When El Trauco abandons her, can she overcome the myths and magic to create a happy ending for them both?

Alchemist’s Potion
Bonnie Hamre

Alchemist’s Potion By Bonnie Hamre
Medieval alchemist Julian of Wimborne Minster devotes himself to the search for the Philosopher’s Stone until one day he accidentally creates a magical elixir that transforms his elderly body into the strong, virile man he once was. His hot-blooded nature unleashed, he and his chatelaine, Phillipa of Wareham, a young widow who has taken refuge in his quiet manor, indulge in a lusty and passionate affair.
As Julian and Phillipa explore every carnal need, the demand for his potion increases. He also attracts some unwanted attention, including that of the King of England, who forces Julian to his side.Driven both by his overwhelming need for Phillipa and growing concern for his safety, Julian promises the king the impossible. With Phillipa at his side, his lust may be temporarily slaked, but their lives hang in the balance.
 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Dec
27
2007
Betrayed in 7 days!! Prizes time!

Tomorrow I will introduce my good friend, Bonnie Hamre.  I love this woman.  Today, though, I need to mention…7 days, 7 days, 7 days!!  My first book will be released in 7 days!  Hee hee!  For those of you loyal readers located in Spokane, WA, I will be having a booksigning at Borders on Newport Highway January 5, 2008 from 1-3 p.m. We will have pizza catered by Mr. J’s Take & Bake, though they also cook and deliver. lol And rent movies to go with pizza.

January 5, Saturday.  2 days before my birthday!  This is the best birthday ever!

So, if you live in the Spokane area and are like most of my friends and family and would appreciate a reminder, join my email newsletter. I’ll send out a daily notice for the next 7 days. In that daily notice will be the winner of that day’s drawing. That’s right. I’m celebrating. Over 7 days I will award 7 autographed copies of Betrayed to 7 lucky members of my newsletter list! Join now and you’ll have 7 chances to win.

Yes, I love the number 7.  It goes with January 7, my birthday. :) If you are a member of my family, I want books. lol

Have a great week and enjoy your New Year’s celebrations this weekend. Be safe.

Jamie

Dec
22
2007
Merry Christmas!

We always celebrate Christmas a bit differently here. With the our youngest, the Miracle Child, born on Christmas Eve and the Chosen One (my new name for the oldest since I’ve always considered her the daughter of my heart.) going home to spend Christmas Day with her mom, (So we try to make sure she has a few days to enjoy her gifts.) we have learned to enjoy being un-traditional.

So, at 1 a.m. (we always seem to do stuff in the a.m.-except sleep.) on Thursday/Friday we opened the gifts dh and I have been gathering all month. Books on drawing, calligraphy, middle school and for fun reading books. Journals and sketchbooks and just a few not-books. Calligraphy pens, Inuyasha season 3 & 4, and of course the Miracle Child had her birthday party. We bought her Sims 2: Bon Voyage and Sims 2: Teen Style Stuff and a few other things. (Wrapping Book 1 & book 4 of a series for her birthday and books 2 & 3 for Christmas was sooo funny!) So, seriously, two Anime seasons, two computer games, one set of calligraphy pens and the rest books. And they were ecstatic!  I love having children who love books!

Oh, funny story- DH picked out this really great book of designs. Dragons, celtic knots, really fascinating designs for them to trace or learn to freehand. We thought it would be a great addition to the girls’ drawing and calligraphy books. We’d also thought of giving it to the tattoo artist in the family, but decided to add it to the girls’ pile. It was a gift for both of them. So, the youngest opened it. The oldest leaned over and said, “What’s that?” The youngest whispers back, “It’s a coloring book.” They both giggle.

Okay. LOL

It’s been a lot of fun buying for them this year. We thought about it and hit sales and had lists instead of waiting for this weekend to go shopping.  We had wrapped presents in bright, metallic papers under the tree all month.  It was fun.

Wednesday we celebrated with my family. Today we celebrated with dh’s family.  Just one more to go, then we plan to see National Treasure on Christmas Eve (Miracle Child’s birthday wish) and then sit around and enjoy life at home on Christmas Day. The years of running around during the holidays, trying to pack a million special things into two days are over for our family and I love it!  :)

We’ll be watching some of our gifts, reading or writing or drawing in others for Christmas. DH, wonderful man, bought me Supernatural season 2! And Miracle Child bought me the loveliest hand cream and scented bath salts. My wonderful caregiver bought me nail care stuff and dh Black Snake Moan, which we have been in love with since we first saw it right before his birthday. We bought her a lovely Dragon oils burner with the Hazelnut Cream scent she loves.

We love giving gifts at Christmas. We love having a tree full of lights to brighten the dark days, hung with ornaments that are each special-handmade by grandmas, dated for our years as a family in our own home, symbolic of special travels like the in-laws trip to Alaska and our Wish trip to Disney World, or the ornament celebrating the December wedding of dh’s little brother. Our whole family is on that tree.

Personally, I’m still working out the whole “Jesus was actually born in September” “December 25 celebrates the pagan sun god” thing.  There are so many spiritual, religious things that have thrown me for a loop in my adulthood. Sunday isn’t the Sabbath?  I didn’t learn this until a few years after high school?  I found a great website with interesting articles. I would love to hear, in comments or in private at email hidden; JavaScript is required what other people think of this:

http://users.aristotle.net/~bhuie/topics.htm

In the meantime, whatever your personal faith, I hope you enjoy the season with whatever traditions or non-traditions you and your family have made for yourselves. :)

Dec
16
2007
Patrice Moore

I’d like to introduce my good friend, Patrice Moore. She is also a member of my local RWA chapter, www.iecrwa.com. She pitched her great books to Wild Rose Press this year and started selling like ice cream in the summer. :)  We are very proud of her.  Here’s the two books she has available now.  :)
 

Saving Grace by Patrice Moore

Saving Grace

Detective Patrick Hess is on a mission to find Margo, the missing ex-wife of a powerful man in Buffalo, New York. His search takes him to rural Oregon, where he focuses on a woman named Grace McNeal. Circumstantial evidence makes him believe that Grace is the woman he is seeking – but he’s not quite sure. If Grace is indeed Margo, then she’s done a remarkable job of altering not only her circumstances but her appearance as well.

Detective Patrick Hess is on a mission to find Margo, the missing ex-wife of a powerful man in Buffalo, New York. His search takes him to rural Oregon, where he focuses on a woman named Grace McNeal. Circumstantial evidence makes him believe that Grace is the woman he is seeking – but he’s not quite sure. If Grace is indeed Margo, then she’s done a remarkable job of altering not only her circumstances but her appearance as well. 

Grace, exhausted from trying to run a farm single-handed, hires on a man who says he is an author seeking farm experience for a book he is writing. She is leery of her decision to bring a stranger onto her farm, but after four years of hiding from an abusive, stalking ex-husband, she feels she can relax enough to hire help. Little does she know that the very man she hires is the man her ex-husband has sent to find her.
How can Grace learn to trust Patrick in time to face the very real threat of her ex-husband discovering where she is?

Reviews

…Patrice Moore has created a wonderful story! Tara Renee, TwoLipsReviews.com

“This is one truly amazing piece of work. The fear and desperation that Grace endures comes through with aching clarity…This story is riveting, intense, and worth every minute of your time. Please read!” – CoffeeTimeRomance.com

Merry's Christmas

Merry’s Christmas

One night of passion in high school between Merry Donovan and Joe Moro – the boy she had loved from afar – was all it took to create a new life. Afterward, Merry gave their infant son up for adoption. Joe never learned he had been a father.

Ten years later, an ex-lover dumps a newborn baby on Joe’s lap and disappears. He hires Merry, now a professional nanny, to care for the infant…never recognizing her as “Mousy Merry” from high school. Joe is determined to keep the baby despite the fact that he has no proof he is the father.

Merry cannot understand why a single man would want to keep a two-day-old baby…until she learns the heart-wrenching secret behind his affection for the child.

But Merry has a secret of her own – and it threatens to destroy the first Christmas Joe has ever celebrated.
  

 

Dec
11
2007
Jeanne Savery

As I’m going crazy getting ready for Christmas, a friend has released her newest book.  :)  This is so exciting. Anyone with a romance reader of any age to buy for, this will be a wonderful gift! Now it is online, soon it will be in print. 

The Ghost and Jacob Moorhead by Jeanne Savery, the author of more than I can count Regency Romances. Yes! The Regency line is far from dead, it’s just temporarily moved.  :) So, available now from http://www.cerridwenpress.com/productpage.asp?ISBN=9781419913211 for $5.99 is:

The Ghost and Jacob Moorhead

I just love this cover!

For more information about Jeanne Savery, what she’s written and how to contact her, go to:

http://www.iecrwa.com/jeannesavery.htm 

 

 

Dec
5
2007
Merry Christmas!

Every year I swear to myself I’ll be all caught up by Christmas (Okay, for me, Christmas begins the night of Thanksgiving. :)) and ready to relax and enjoy my favorite time of year. No such luck this year.  I am determined to have more than 5 days free and clear, however.

Betrayed is ramping up for an incredible release. I heard today there is buzz!  Ha!  I am so happy.  That one word put me in mind of an energizing massage. So very exciting. The January 5th launch party at Borders is looking good with pizza and prizes and, of course, me signing the book. This is so amazing. We are now down to 30 days until the January 2nd release!  It’s almost ready to share with the world!

After 6 years of solid work on Betrayed, it’s almost unbelievable. :)

In the meantime, book 2 has been renamed. The new title is Cursed.  That one change has really helped me focus where I was taking Alex and Elizabeth’s story. I am truly having fun. It seems the second draft is where I really hit my stride. :)

Now here is something I found thanks to one of my new favorite authors, Keri Arthur:

Cursed Progress:    

Cursed Progress

 

 

* I just have to keep reminding myself whenever I get discouraged this is the second draft and I have 115k from the first draft to draw from, not only new words I have to write.

** Update **

1804 words. While not a record and not a large jump in numbors, they were all newly written words and 3 of the most powerful scenes. Tonight was good work. Now, sleep. Before I pass out.

 

Nov
27
2007
Awesome Reviews!

4 stars from Romantic Times!   http://romantictimes.com/ratings/RTBOOKreviewsRatingsJan2008.pdf

Reader to Reader: “With a well plotted blend of past and present, Ms. Hansen pens an original and entertaining story. Intense action and emotional situations draw the reader in, and the passionate love of centuries will keep them engaged through the final battle.”

Read the full Review at:

http://www.newandusedbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=this_review&ID=7652
This is so exciting! 

Nov
25
2007
Susan Wiggs did it…

Okay, I filled out the questionnaire.  I think I did it wrong the first time, so I had to go back.  It’s so totally wrong when I, of all people, get a rich party house.  I should have clicked “overclocked” and not “hobnobbed” and on the second pass, I had an epiphany.

When it says “rolled a 20” it might not mean a “critical”. But I’m not sure.  I didn’t click it this time.  I got a better house.  I would * LOVE * a griffon tower and a unicorn named Shadowhooves, so I think I finally found the right house. 

Except, it keeps trying to give me a chocolatessan!  I like some chocolate, occassionally, but a chocolatessan?  eww.  I’d rather have a delicatessan.  I am a sandwich frieak.  LOL

Here is the info.  :)

Your home is a 

Magic Coder’s Castle

      

      

Your kitchen is manned by a team of Keebler Drow Elves. There’s a Chocolatessen, which is rapidly becoming your favorite room of the house. Having one is also becoming a trend among your wealthy neighbors. Your master bedroom is decorated to look like the treetop village of the Galadhrim. Your study has every fantasy novel ever written, including multiple editions of the Silmarillion and advance copies of Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition. One of your garages houses your Hummer, and others contain your H2, and H3… with room for an H4, if they ever invent one. 

Your home also includes a roost for griffons. You’ve never actually seen a griffon, but you keep the roost ready anyway. Your guests enjoy your home theater with hi-def plasma screen TV, and the thrones you watch it from. Outside is the moat that protects your home from goblin invaders and extended family.

And, you have a pet — a unicorn named “Shadowhooves”.

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:      

Build YOUR Dream Home!