Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Why I haven't been around as much lately...




I don't know if any of you have noticed I haven't been as active on line recently, but I thought I'd share a quick update about me. I usually keep my private life pretty private, especially when things aren't going well, because I figure people don't really want to be subjected to endless negative and depressing Tweets or Facebook or Yahoo group posts. So I'm trying to keep what little interaction I have on line positive, but I haven't had time to be around as much, which kind of sucks because I had a book out a few weeks ago I should be promoting!

I have two elderly family members who live together who aren't doing well. My sister and I are their only family so have been trying to deal with one in hospital and the other now home alone and not really able to cope. It's been hospital visits, talking with nurses, doctors, OT's and home care. Right now I'm not sure that my aunt in the hospital will ever be able to come home and the other is in deep denial about this and about her own abilities. These are my two favourite aunts who did so much for me growing up and who I adore. It's really hard to see them like this. I can pretty much burst into tears just thinking about it all, but we're trying to deal with it as best we can.

Strangely enough, my writing is saving my sanity. I sometimes struggle to find time to write, with a full time day job and a family, and all the "business" of writing, and now it's even harder. But now when I do have time, I'm eager to jump into it. It's like I can leave behind the real world with all its problems and stressors, and immerse myself in my fictional world that I'm creating. Yes, my characters have problems, but I know that in the end things are going to be okay for them. After an hour living in that other world, I can come back to the real world feeling calmer and more energized and hopeful. So I've actually been quite productive in my writing despite all these other things going on and I really think it's keeping me from falling apart altogether.

Thanks to my writing friends for their support and understanding right now, it means a lot.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cover excitement!

I got a new cover today, but it might look familiar...okay it's not entirely new. It's the print cover for One Wicked Night, which will be out September 4. But there is one difference...look closely...I'll make it nice and big...  :-)

Yes! It's a quote from Carly Phillips!  I can't tell you how exciting this is for me!
You can read about how this happened here at the Plotmonkeys.




Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sweet Deal - now available!


SWEET DEAL


The relationship is pretend. The chemistry…isn’t.

After her last job ended with a broken heart and a humiliating exit from the company, Shelby Leighton’s project management career is back on track with a new job and a high-profile project. The problem: her new boss is a little too friendly, and the staff is talking. Can you say, “déjà vu?” The solution: casually mention a fictional new boyfriend.

New problem: she’s expected to bring her new man to the upcoming corporate picnic.

Jake Magill doesn’t do relationships. It’s casual or nothing, but the hot blonde he’s been eyeing at the coffee shop sure is something. Especially when she confesses her problem, and he finds himself offering to act as her date.

Sounds simple. Stroll around the party with Shelby’s sexy curves clinging to his arm? He’s all over it. Until he meets her boss—the man who once stole and married the one woman Jake thought he loved.

Now Jake’s the one with a reason to pretend. If only to save his own pride…and Shelby from the predatory gaze of the man who could ruin her, and any chance of finding out if their fake connection is the real thing.

Product Warnings Contains one desperate lady in need, and a pretend boyfriend who shows impressive dedication to nailing all—and then some—elements of his role. Oh my! 

Check out these reviews for Sweet Deal:

Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews - 4 1/2 STARS! "Sweet Deal was the first book I read by Kelly Jamieson, and boy did I find a new author to love! I love the premise of two peeps who think they are just in it for the fun, but don’t realize they are falling deep in love with each other! This one was done beautifully."

The Book Tart  'This book is a sweet story; it’s a complex story full of heart and emotion and relatable protagonists. If you like contemporary romance and enjoy some steam with your stories. Go Get This Book!"

Saturday, June 9, 2012

This weekend's post is another video I want to share - I LOVE THIS VIDEO! It says so much. Enjoy!


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Because I'm a sucker for romance...

This video is on my Pinterest board but I thought I'd share it here too. It made me laugh and smile and cry a little ... enjoy!


Source: youtube.com via Kelly on Pinterest