“Love Me Forever” A Civil War Time Travel Romance on Kindle Scout: Day 1

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I’m very excited to announce that my Civil War Time Travel “LOVE ME FOREVER” is up on the Kindle Scout website for a month long campaign beginning today, Sunday, March 29, 2015. For more info on the Kindle Scout Program CLICK HERE. This is where you, the reader, can choose which books are published. A super idea and fun for both readers and writers.

Now for some backstory about LOVE ME FOREVER:

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My favorite things are anything vintage.

Stuffed away in my closet I have a blue parasol trimmed with white lace, a pair of old lace-up, pointy boots.

And a hoop skirt.

As flighty and unpredictable as any belle from the Civil War.

But the reality of the role of women during the War Between the States is more than flirty belles twirling a pretty parasol. Women worked as nurses, volunteered as soldiers, risked their lives as spies. They were The Women of the Civil War: North and South.

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Love Me Forever is on Kindle Scout

This is the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War. I’ve always loved this era since I first saw Scarlett sitting on the front porch at Tara with the Tarleton Twins and pooh-poohing the idea of war coming. So I’ve just finished my own Civil War novel–a time travel about a female re-enactor dressed as a Confederate officer who travels back to the bloodiest day of the war: Antietam in 1862.

One thing the women of the North and South had in common was their love for the men fighting. They became nurses, took wounded into their homes, sewed blankets and uniforms, baked breads and jellies, and fought beside them. They did everything they could to help their cause.

Can you imagine living in a time when wearing a corset day and night was required? Women found themselves not only hampered by stays, but petticoats and those hoop skirts.  I got my hoop skirt from the costume department in a theater where I worked years ago…they were throwing it away!! No, I couldn’t have that. I was thrilled to take it off their hands. Since then, I’ve worn it under a Civil War era gown to commemorative events, book signings, and costume parties.

When I was writing my CW time travel, I put it on again. Just to get the feel of what it was like.

Floating...is how I would describe it.

It’s so important to walk the walk, talk the talk of the time. I’m fascinated with the women who fought as soldiers. Imagine trying to keep your identity secret among a bunch of rowdy troops. Not easy. According to reports, many women signed up to get a regular paycheck. How about being a nurse? You had to be over thirty and plain.

And what about being a spy? Sounds glamorous…but dangerous. Imagine hiding a letter written in cipher in your pantaloons.

If you like historical romance with two love stories set during a turbulent time in our country’s history, check out:

LOVE ME FOREVER on Kindle Scout — you can read the first 5,000 words HERE. You’ll meet both my heroines and both my heroes in the excerpt. If you nominate my story and it’s published by Kindle Scout, then you’ll receive a free copy! It’s a saga of love and romance and war of more than 500 pages. Believe me, I walked every road, fought every battle with my characters, even checked the railway lines to “get it right.” This is a book of the heart…any questions? Please ask!!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more info about LOVE ME FOREVER and the Civil War…

Thank you for stopping by…………..

~Jina

My Civil War Time Travel Romance…and Kindle Scout

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I’m very excited to announce that my Civil War Time Travel LOVE ME FOREVER will be up on the Kindle Scout website for a month long campaign beginning on Sunday, March 28, 2015. For more info on the Kindle Scout Program CLICK HERE. This is where you, the reader, can choose which books are published.

I’ll be posting more on Sunday about my story…backstory and fun facts…and the COVER.

And the link to my Kindle Scout preview…the first 5,000 words…my story is a family saga of North and South…two women from opposite sides and the men they love.

One of the women is a present day re-enactor who travels back to September 17, 1862 to Antietam, the bloodiest day of the Civil War…where she meets a handsome Union Army surgeon.

And she’s wearing a Confederate officer’s uniform.

She wore gray…

He wore blue…

But their love defied the boundaries of war.

And time.

Come back on Sunday, March 29th for the link and cover on launch day.

Thank you………………..

~Jina

 

A Princess makes an Elephant Fly on St. Patrick’s Day

My favorite Irish lass is back for St. Patrick’s Day!!

The Princess and the Magic Shamrock from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

~Jina

National Tell a Fairytale Day

Today is National Tell a Fairytale Day!

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I love this beautiful graphic I put together — it’s soft and dreamy like fairy tales should be.

What’s your fave fairytale?

Mine is The Little_MermaidLittle Mermaid.

In so many fairy tales, the princess has to wait for the prince. Not our mermaid. She goes out and gets her man!! I love that idea–and so true.

You can’t wait around in a tower washing your long hair, or doing housework with one shoe waiting for something to happen.

Get out there and make it happen!!

Here’s a little poem for you I wrote about Mermaids:

 

 

Once upon a fairy tale

A gorgeous prince set out to sail

A bad, bad wind his ship did sink

Which put our hottie prince over the brink

 

Then a pretty mermaid came swimming by

And saved him without being shy

But when he awoke on land so dry

He didn’t remember her, oh my

 

So the pretty mermaid risked all to walk

But the spell was so she couldn’t talk

So she had to watch another girl catch his eye

And could say nothing about how he almost died

 

But she didn’t give up, oh no, not in this tale

For mermaids always get their man without fail.

Fairy tales tell us what’s right and should be

For true love like hers must win…on land or sea

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Thanks for stopping by!

~Jina

My Virgin Kiss on My Sexy Saturday # 79…the awful truth

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My Sexy Saturday #79!! Click on this LINK or the graphic above to go to Blog Hop List!

Lynn Crain is a fab blogger and author. Give this girl a hand! She’s a tireless worker and a nice person. A special thank you and cyber chocolate to Lynn on this Valentine’s Day.

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Now for today’s 7 sexy paragraphs with a V-Day twist — VIRGIN KISS is a YA short story, a very short story, and it’s FREE this Saturday and Sunday on Kindle!!

Kisses and Chocolate…

Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Chocolate is always good, but what if your first kiss, and I mean your VIRGIN KISS, on V-Day is just plain awful?

That’s what happened to Riley Murphy, a new student at Holywell High. Here’s how it starts in 7 kissing paragraphs:

To overcome my shyness, my mom convinced me to try out for the Drama Club. Somehow I landed the leading role in a one-act Chekhov play. Yes, Chekhov. I played this mad, beautiful countess with passion and heart. I loved it. I came alive on stage. I could do anything, be anybody, say anything, I could—

—kiss the male lead?

A gangly sophomore named Luke Vanmeer with long greasy hair and an upper lip curled in a perpetual snarl? He was going to anoint my virgin lips with my first big kiss?

Forget the Altoids. I needed a stress pill.

I quit the play. They could find another dupe. Not me. I wasn’t going to let him use my lips for kissing practice.

Then I heard this little voice in my head telling me this was acting, right? Going through the motions at rehearsals and on stage didn’t count on the kissing scale. I could pucker up with him and still be a kissing virgin.

After that, I sailed through rehearsals, knowing my lines, and “connecting to my character,” according to the director, who insisted on method acting. That’s how the trouble started. We didn’t rehearse the kiss. He wanted a real kiss on stage, he said, not some phony smooch.

Find out what  happens when Luke tries to embarrass Riley on stage in front of the whole school on Valentine’s Day… VIRGIN KISS is FREE Feb 14th and 15th, Saturday and Sunday!!

And check out the video with Riley:

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Don’t forget VIRGIN KISS is FREE Feb 14th and 15th, Saturday and Sunday!!

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National Make a Friend Day

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It’s National Make a Friend Day!

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Books have been my friends since I read my first fairytale.

We moved a lot from state to state when I was a kid due to my dad’s work, so I was kinda slow making friends. I remember a teacher wrote on my report card, “…works well by herself, is shy and reads a lot.”

I was already in my third school.

And I was in the 3rd grade.

Over the years, books are still my friends, but like the little girls in the graphic I put together, it’s more fun to share those books with a friend.

And to everyone out there who stops by to read my stories and posts, I like to think of you as my friends, too. Got a question? Comment? Ask me.

Thank you!!

Best,

Jina

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National Fun at Work Day with Mr. Hottie

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Whoops!

That gorgeous man you work for  just passed your desk and spilled your coffee.

“Let me help you,” he says, leaning over so he can get a whiff of your perfume and look down your blouse.

You return his stare with a strategic glance at the bulge in his pants.

Now what?

Before you can  count your Starbucks rewards, he’s got you on top of the desk, making mad, passionate love to you. Your heart is pounding, the burning ache between your legs driving you mad…

“…Miss Bennett-Jones, wake up!”

Uh-oh, it’s that dork with the plaid socks and squeaky voice in the cubicle next to you. Seems you were day-dreaming.

“Miss Bennett-Jones, meet your new boss.”

Hel-lo!

Mr. Hottie stares at you with those sexy bedroom eyes and says, “Having fun at work today?”

All you can do is nod and smile big when he spills your coffee…and what happens next ain’t a dream.

Happy Fun at Work Day!

~Jina

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National Hugging Day…the bare facts

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A hug is like a bug

In a rug

Warm, cozy, and so divine

Like the gentle bouquet of a glass of wine

A hug is good…naked is better anytime

With that special man to end this rhyme!

~Jina

 

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Why the Seahawks win is like writing…

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The Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl.

Not writing news, but I was struck by how the Seattle player caught that ball on the last play and wouldn’t let go of it. I mean, he held onto it like it was a pot of gold.

It hit me that’s what I needed today to get going on my WIP. A 112,000 word Civil War Time Travel Romance that is driving me crazy.

I need to hold onto that m/s and not give up. Believe I can come from behind like the Seahawks did today and win.

It’s a tough game out there with everybody coming at ya. Trying to make every word perfect, every historical battle accurate, every kiss memorable.

But I can do it. You can do it. Because we’re tough.

We’re writers.

~Jina

 

He’s so sexy…even for a billionaire on My Sexy Saturday #75

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My Sexy Saturday #75! Click on this LINK or the graphic above to go to Blog Hop List!

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Eye candy.

Who doesn’t love getting turned on by a man in a suit.

Wait. What did I say? A man in a suit? Not naked?

See for yourself.

Kacie Bennett, the heroine in my sexy novella, COME FLY WITH ME, can’t help but stare at Jace Chantiers at the London airport. After all, he just offered her a first class ticket home with no strings attached. Now, I’m asking you, what would you give to sit next to this guy on an 11-hour flight?

This week’s My Sexy Saturday theme is “I’m so sexy.” I thought it would be fun to see what knocks Kacie on her butt when she sees this guy who’s just being…well, a billionaire. He can’t help himself…he’s just so sexy!!

Here we go. 7 paragraphs of “I’m so sexy…” from COME FLY WITH ME:

What he was doing hanging out at the airline ticket counter, she didn’t know, but she couldn’t keep her eyes off him. He was in a primo class all by himself. His midnight blue pin-striped suit emphasized the breadth of his shoulders. Crisp white collar hugged his tanned neck. Blue silk shirt. Dark hair cut in a sophisticated style. Stubble beard that emphasized his strong jaw. Black overcoat slung over his shoulder.

He had the polish of a GQ model and the sex appeal of a rogue.

It didn’t add up.

Any girl would count herself lucky to be in her spot. Why shouldn’t she take him up on his offer and think about it later?

He had everything going for him. Thick dark hair that spiked over one eye at just the right angle to a squared-off jaw to dark granite eyes that flashed a signal too dangerous to ignore.

And he was tall, something this girl in her size nines would die for. So tall, she had to look up to him.

Six five without taking a breath.

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And to make Jace Chantiers completely irresistible, Click Here to get your FREE copy of COME FLY WITH ME today, Saturday, January 17th on Amazon Kindle. The entire novella takes place at the airport and on board the airbus on a flight from London to San Francisco.

How can you resist?

~Jina

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