Monday, September 26, 2011

Jamie Carie's "Pirate of my Heart"


 Title: Pirate of my Heart
Publisher: B&H Publishing

Cover blurb:She gave up everything for a chance at true love . . .

When her doting father dies, Lady Kendra Townsend is given a choice: marry the horrid man of her uncle’s choosing or leave England to risk a new life in America with unknown relatives.

Armed with the faith that God has a plan for her, Kendra boards a cargo ship and soon finds herself swept away by the rugged American sea captain Dorian Colburn. But this adventurous man has been wounded by love before and now guards his independent life.

He wasn’t prepared to give up anything for anyone…

No swashbuckling man needs an English heiress with violet-hued eyes to make him feel again or challenge his faith with probing questions—or so he thinks. It is not until Dorian must save Kendra from the dark forces surrounding her that he decides she may be worth the risk.

1) How did this story come to you?
I just had so much fun with these characters! Lady Kendra Townsend is so sweet and loving to everyone around her. But when she meets Dorian, he really rocks her world and tests her "goodness." Dorian fights his feelings for her for a long time. He doesn't want to need her or love her, but he can't help it. There are sparks flying between these two which makes for a great story.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
Well, this is book six in my second three-book contract with B&H Publishing. Fortunately, I get to write just about anything I want (I would discuss it with them if it strayed away from historical romance though). It took me eight years to break into publishing with my first book, Snow Angel, now I’m blessed to have continuing contracts offered to me.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
1) My parents were deeply involved in the Charismatic movement when I was growing up and I have lots of wild stories about that. I’m thinking to write a memoir type book soon.
2) My favorite card game is a mid-west classic - Euchre. I love playing it with neighbors and my boys.
3) I twirl my hair…constantly. I think I might have a bald spot on my right side and have got to quit this habit!

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I am currently working on a Regency era, three-book continuous series called The Forgotten Castles series. The first book, The Guardian Duke (February 2012) is set in England and Ireland. The second book, The Forgiven Duke (July 2012) is set in Iceland and the third book, A Duke’s Promise (Fall 2012) which I am writing now, is set in Italy. Here’s the back cover blurb for book one - The Guardian Duke:

Gabriel, the Duke of St. Easton, is ordered by the King to take guardianship over Lady Alexandria Featherstone whose parents are presumed dead after failing to return from a high profile treasure hunt. But Alexandria ignores this royal reassignment, believing her parents are still alive and duly following clues that may lead to their whereabouts. Gabriel, pressured by what are actually the King’s ulterior motives, pursues her across windswept England and the rolling green hills of Ireland but is always one step behind.

When they do meet, the search for earthly treasure will pale in comparison to what God has planned for both of them.

5) Parting comments?
A big thank you to book lovers and bloggers! Getting the word out about a new book is almost as important as writing it and I appreciate opportunities like this more than you know!

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
Website: http://www.jamiecarie.com/
Blog: http://jamiecarie.com/blog
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jamie.carie
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/jamiecarie
Google “Jamie Carie” for lots of reviews!

13 comments:

  1. Oh, yes please include me in this giveaway. The title really is catchy.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  2. Thank you so much for the chance to win this. this book sounds amazing. I would love to read this. Thanks again.

    agent_beckster(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. This sounds like a FUN read! Please enter me int he contest.

    Suzanne
    shartmann5(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I love pirate stories! I have seen this book on a few blogs and would love to read it!

    Margaret
    singitm@hotmail.com

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  5. I honestly have heard nothing but great things about this book, reviews on Goodreads, etc. It sounds wonderful and is definitely on my tbr list. Thanks so much! ihhcheryl(at)comcast(dot)net

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  6. PIRATE OF MY HEART looks like my kind of book. Love adventurous women.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  7. Rachelle Sperling, FL, USASeptember 28, 2011 at 5:02 AM

    Enter me please :)

    rysalias-anything(at)yahoo[dot]com

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  8. Yay a woman with strong faith & a handsome sea captain - sounds like a wonderful book!!!!! :o) I would like to be entered in the free book drawing. Thanks for the offer!!!
    ~Daisy Adams
    daisyflower.adams@gmail.com

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  9. I know it's sick, but the title caught my attention. Pirate. Mmm hmm. Sounds like something I'd love to read. Thank you for the opportunity to win ~ I'm putting this one on my TBR list even if I'm not the lucky winner.

    So many books...so little time! ;)
    amanda38401 at gmail dot com

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  10. I love swashbuckling tales around ships and the ocean with a rugged hero and a spirited lady. Please add me!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  11. I love a strong woman and a pirate...
    Great plot!
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  12. Sounds great! The first romance novel I ever read was set on a ship :) I still love reading about them.

    Thanks for this opportunity!
    Karin
    kvbwrites(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. And the winner is . . . Daisy Adams (I used a random number generator) Congrats to Daisy and thank you all so much for reading about my book! I have lots of contests and chances to win free books and prizes on my blog if you would like to visit. www.jamiecarie.com/blog

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