Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Announcement & Cover Reveal! Including a fun #Giveaway! @BarbourBuzz


Welp! Some of you may have caught the drift if you follow me on Facebook. I am knee deep in a new novella project titled, "Gold Haven Heiress" and guess what? It IS contracted! Which means, in August 2016, you'll be able to read it as a part of Barbour's "California Gold Rush Brides" collection!

Now, because it's a pleasant romance novella collection, I refrained from killing off any of my characters by a murderous suspect wearing suspenders. (Gawsh I love historical suspense!). BUT, it's full of the cheeky wit that you'll find in my upcoming novella in March, "The Cowgirl's Lasso".

I'm excited about Gold Haven Heiress for several reasons:

1. It's going to stretch my writing skills as my heroine is a broken soul, so her wit and sass will not be as evident. (That's going to come in from a different special lady in the novella).

2. My Coffee Clutchers have been helping me research! This is a group of special readers who have committed to walk with me on this journey and man, are they the best. I have pages upon pages of helpful research to wade through to make this story accurate. Sort of spoon feeding me the history. I'm so spoiled. The Clutch is totally making this novella a team effort.

3. I already have the cover!!!!!!!!! :) So I get to reveal it to you, with a little disclaimer that it's going back to redesign so my first name is spelled correctly -- Jaime Jo instead of Jamie Jo. ;)

Wanna see??? Do ya, huh? :) Me too. I want to share. I'm slightly berserk with excitement.

Here it is! (I had to take a screen shot on my phone 'cause it came as a pdf, not a graphic file).



What's it about? Here's some of the copy I sent my publisher to introduce them to the idea of "Gold Haven Heiress":

When a soiled dove settles in a gold mining ghost town, her private world is threatened by a wealthy miner whose intent to rebuild the town might also save her heart.
Although THALIA SIMMONS might face starvation by staying in the washed-up gold mining town, the memories hiding in its abandoned buildings are her motivation to begin again. When she was tossed aside from her life as a soiled dove, after being disfigured by a drunken client, she found hope as the miners moved on to newer earth and left behind a place she could call her own.

JACK TAYLOR meant to become wealthy, and he did. But with his newfound riches came the stark awareness of the deadness of his faith and the emptiness in his soul. With his lust for riches evolving into distaste for material things, Jack scouts out new territory in which he can invest his money and bring life to those who have suffered in the quest for gold.

When he discovers the abandoned town of Gold Haven, more than the name draws him to its empty buildings. The land surrounding it shows promise for the growth of barley, and if he can spend his wealth on reviving the town and bringing in commerce, he prays it will also bring the disheartened to Gold Haven to find a peaceful, new beginning.

But one person challenges his conviction to embrace all the disillusioned and lost. Thalia wasn’t supposed to be hiding in the tiny little garden behind the ghostly saloon. He wasn’t expecting her to douse him with a bucket of water and demand he leave her “property”, but most of all, he wasn’t intending to fall hard for a used-up prostitute.

Is it possible there's an inheritance far greater than gold, or is Thalia destined to remain empty, like the ghost town she inhabits?


So that's it! In a nutshell! It's what I'm working on and having a blast doing!

So today, enter to win a drawing for a copy of "Gold Haven Heiress" when it releases! (You're just gonna have to wait until August)! :) Help me celebrate, and while you wait, I'll send the winner a super cute, vintage bookmark handmade by my mother-in-law, and some coffee (or tea - your choice).

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Jaime Jo Wright
author of spirited turn-of-the-century romance, stained with suspense


COMING SOON!

March 2016, "The Cowgirl's Lasso", The Cowboy Bride's Novella Collection, from Barbour Publishing

August, 2016,"Gold Haven Heiress", The California Gold Rush Brides Collection, from Barbour Publishing

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34 comments:

  1. Jaime! This sounds amazing! Icannot wait to read it! Congrats!

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to read it too :) LOLOL gotta write it first. ;)

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  3. Sounds like you are having a lot of fun, Jaime! :) I'm not on facebook anymore, so it's fun to see what you are working on. :)

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    1. I wondered where you disappeared to!!! Glad you're here! :) <3

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  4. I'm so excited for you and can't wait to read it!

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    1. You're like a freakishly awesome cheerleader . . . minus the big bow, ponytail, and cheerleading outfit (thankfully)

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  5. I'm so excited for you and can't wait to read it!

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  6. So pleased and happy for you, friend! Can't wait to read!

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  7. I absolutely love novella collections! They are a great way to end a long day. I enjoy Amish fiction, my favorites are Suzanne Woods Fisher and Elizabeth Byler Younts.

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    1. Did you see last Friday's post? We're featuring an Elizabeth Younts giveaway! :)

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  8. Yes some of the books I read are amish. My favorites are vannetta chapman, Charlotte Hubbard, Shelley shepard gray oh heck I can go on and on. I love to read novella books.

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  9. Sounds amazing, Jaime!!! I cannot wait to read this story. Congrats!!! The cover is lovely.

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    1. I love the blues in the cover!! Barbour does such a great job with our stories, don't they?

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  10. Congratulations, Jamie! I love stories set in California's Gold Country where I live.

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  11. You don't know how excited I am for you! I've been waiting on this

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    1. You've stuck by me a long time, lady <3 xxoo

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  12. Sounds like a great book. It will be a must read for me.

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    1. :) Yay!! Hope it doesn't disappoint ;)

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  13. Yay, Jaime!! So excited for you!

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    1. Squeeeeeee!! I need me a Michelle hug!

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  14. Congratulations, Jaime! I'm so excited for you!! I love novella collections and can't wait to read the wonderful stories in The California Gold Rush Collection!

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    1. Some great authors in this collection!!!! I'm honored to stand beside them!

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  15. If you read novellas: yes, I've enjoyed my share!
    Who some of your favorite novella authors: Too many to name :-)
    Why you want to win this book: Because I LOVE to read...isn't that reason enough...haha!! ;-)

    This looks like another fantastic set of novellas to add to my TBR pile, thank you for the chance to win a copy of "California Gold Rush"....that's one of my favorite time periods to read about :-)

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  16. I am already looking forward to reading it! I do read novellas in doses. Lisa Wingate has written some of the very best, but I am always open to discovering new authors and a collection like this is a good way to do that!

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  17. Congratulations Jaime, love reading novella romance collections. They are some of my favorite books. DiAnn Mills, Darlene Franklin, Mary Connealy, Ruth Logan Herne, Carla Olsen Gad and Erica Vetsch are just a few of my favorite novella romance authors. Thank you for the chance to win and can't wait to read it. I just received The Preacher's Bride Collection from a friend for my Birthday and can't wait to start reading it. One of the things I also like about these books is how the make the pages of the book like old paper. Blessings and the best of wishes on your up coming release.

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  18. Nice! I love these collections from Barbour. Always a group of talented authors and great storylines. I look forward to The California Gold Rush Collection! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway and post.

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  19. Congratulations, Jaime!! Beautiful cover art!

    It's been awhile, but I do read novellas. I like to read them to introduce myself to an author I haven't read before. My favorite novella author is Deanna Raybourn - she's released a few novellas to tide her fans over until the next full length novel in her Lady Julia series was released!

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