Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Special Guest- Maggie Jaimeson

It's my pleasure to introduce you to a romance writer I've known for several years and who has been a great help when I run into "technical" problems.

Maggie Jaimeson
 Maggie will award one autographed cover flat to a randomly drawn commenter at each blog stop.  In addition, she will award  a $25 gift card to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner's choice) as a grand prize to one randomly selected commenter on this tour, and a $25 gift certificate to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner's choice) to a randomly drawn host.  You must leave an email address to be entered into any of the drawings.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Maggie Jaimeson writes romantic women’s fiction and romantic suspense with a near future twist. She describes herself as a wife, a step-mother, a sister, a daughter, a teacher and an IT administrator. By day she is “geek girl” – helping colleges to keep up with 21st century technology and provide distance learning options for students in rural areas. By night Maggie turns her thoughts to worlds she can control – worlds where bad guys get their comeuppance, women triumph over tragedy, and love can conquer all.

HEALING NOTES is the second book in the Sweetwater Canyon Series of four books.  The final two books will be available in 2013.

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Twitter: @maggiejaimeson

BLURB:

Forgiving yourself is the first step, but helping others forgive may be just too hard.

Rachel Cullen grew up in Scotland with a fiddle in her hand from the age of four. She couldn't imagine life as anything but a musician. When her husband brought her to America she was immediately embraced by the Celtic and Bluegrass communities. But after her divorce, Rachel's life is a mess.

A year of trying to prove to herself that she's woman enough for any man, and then a vicious rape while on tour with the band, leaves Rachel reeling. When she meets Noel Kershaw, an English teacher who is poetry in motion, she is definitely attracted. But he has a young child and he's suffering from his own divorce. The last thing Rachel needs in life is more baggage.

First, Rachel must reconcile who she is, what she wants, and how to get there. Maybe then she'll know how to be a part of the family she's always wanted.

EXCERPT:
Claire crawled onto a stool on the other side of the island and smiled.  Neither of them talked for several minutes as they listened to the water in the pot heat.

“When I grow up, I’m going to play with Sweetwater Canyon all the time.”

“Are you sure you want to hang out with all us old folks?”

“You’re not all old. Well maybe a little old. But Kat isn’t old.”

Rachel smiled. “That’s true. She’s only seventeen.” And going on twenty-five it seemed sometimes.

“Oh, seventeen? That is old.” Claire put a finger to her lips and furrowed her brow. “How old do I have to be to play in the band all the time?”

“Probably at least eighteen.”

“But, you just said Kat—”

“Kat is different, because her mother plays in the band and can watch her all the time.”

“Well, you can watch me all the time. You can be my mother.”

Rachel gulped.

“Well, can’t you?”

“Can’t she what?” Noel walked in the room and lifted Claire off the chair in a big hug, swinging her around the room. “Can’t she what? She can do anything she wants.”

“See,” Claire leaned forward and looked at Rachel over Noel’s shoulder. “See, even Daddy thinks you can be my mother.”

“Whoa.” Noel set Claire back on the stool. “I’m not sure what I walked in on here.” He sent an accusing glance to Rachel. “You already have a mother, Claire.”

“I know. Not my real mother. My second mother. You know, like my friend, Megan. Her mommy and daddy got divorced and her daddy married a new mommy. So, Megan has two mommies now.  See?  Rachel can be my second mommy. Okay?”

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9 comments:

Maggie Jaimeson said...

Paty, Thank you for featuring my book and hosting this stop on the Book Blast tour. As for the technical problems, I'm always happy to help.

This series of books are what I call romantic women's fiction. That means the romance is core to the story, but so are other relationships with family, friends, and in particular the other women in the Sweetwater Canyon band. I'd love to hear from your readers what types of relationships, outside of the central romance, are the ones they like the most. Also, if there are ones they are tired of seeing.

Ingeborg said...

Great excerpt and cover.
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laura troxel said...

Love the except. I love finding new books and authors. This sounds like a great book to read.
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Susan Jaymes said...

It looks like you have a winner here. Great except.
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Maggie Jaimeson said...

Ingeborg, Laura, and Susan, Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my book. This one is definitely special for me because after what Rachel went through in book one, she really needed a happily ever after. Also, I love having Claire (Noel's daughter) in the story because children can speak truth like no one else without a lot of baggage to filter.

pc said...

this sounds like a wonderful read...thanks for sharing!
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Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Hi, Maggie! Stopping by to say hello and root you on!

Maggie Jaimeson said...

The Grand Prize winner of the $25 gift card is Tore923. Congratulations Tore!

Because I've had such a great time meeting everyone on this tour, I have decided to award autographed cover flats (one per person) to anyone who has commented during the Book Blast tour. If you wish to have one, please send an email to maggie at maggiejaimeson dot com with the name you would like with the autograph, and your mailing address. They must be sent through the post. If you do not want your name endorsed, in addition to the autograph, then please say so.

I promise, I will not sell your address to anyone or pepper your mailbox with flyers.

Paty Jager said...

That's a generous offer Maggie!