My favorite umbrella is…for Umbrella Day

I love pretty umbrellas.

My favorite is a silky, pattern umbrella I bought in Venice with gorgeous pictures of the city.

Guess what. I’ve never used it. It’s too pretty to get wet. I use my old red and black, polka-dotted one when it rains…

Today is Umbrella Day!

Fly away with a good book, it can take you any place you’d like to go.

~Jina

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I first met Princess Violetta in Sariah Wilson’s story, ROYAL DATE.

You can meet see what happened to her afterward in rehab in ROYAL DARE.

I fell in love with the Monterra family, especially Violetta. I call her the “misunderstood princess.” She has everything—looks, money and a title—yet she fell victim to the seductive power of drugs. Why? I wondered. What led her down this path?

I was intrigued tRD_KindleWorldso answer that question, but more importantly, I wanted to know what happened to Violetta when she went to rehab. How hard is it for a princess to get clean? And will she find her prince when she does?

I answer this question and more in my Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” story, ROYAL DARE.

I hope you enjoy it!

Jina

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ROYAL DARE It ain’t easy getting clean. Even for a princess.

I am so excited to part of Sariah Wilson’s The Royals of Monterra Kindle Worlds. If you read Sariah’s ROYAL DATE you’ll remember Princess Violetta and her down slide into drugs. When the book ends, she’s off to rehab. In ROYAL DARE, we find out what happened to Violetta.

 

Featured Image -- 2069If you love Civil War romance and time travel and TWO hunky military heroes, check out my Kindle Scout winner:

LOVE ME FOREVER

She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.

 

The Tennessee Belle of the Ball meets the man of her dreams…but her papa forbids her to marry him

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In this week’s episode of the PBS series, MERCY STREET, The Belle Alliance, the Yankees hold a ball in the home of our belle, Emma. I’m dying to see what happens…

She reminds me of my secondary heroine in LOVE ME FOREVER, Pauletta Sue. When I found this charming scene from an old film of a Confederate ball on Dreamstime.com, it reminded me of a scene in my story where Pauletta Sue meets the love of her life.

Here’s is an excerpt from my story:

What a fine evening it was when the tall scout burst into the ballroom at a levee she was attending, fired up with delivering an important message from President Jefferson Davis. A light misty rain covered him from head to toe like shiny armor, his broad shoulders filling the archway with the power of an avenging angel, his fierce blue eyes searching the room, making every lady breathless, every man envious.

He strode across the ballroom in long strides, saluted, and then delivered his sealed letter to the owner of the home, a Confederate sympathizer. He turned on his heel and should have left as silently as he came, but he saw Pauletta Sue staring at him and gave her the biggest grin. The man was so startling handsome, she couldn’t look away. But it was more than that. An unseen force grabbed her by the throat and made her tingle down to her dancing slippers. God, she’d never forget the sight of him. Tight buckskin drawn taut over his muscular chest, stubble beard, nostrils flaring. She knew then he was the man she was going to marry. She’d settle for no less.

No one could stop her.

Not even Papa.

Elijah Buckingham would never approve of her marrying anyone without a Southern pedigree, but times were changing, she told him. Didn’t this war prove that? Course, she had never surrendered to a man, but she wanted to with this daring stranger. A yearning so strong, she could taste it. Just like in her dream. She never told anyone about her dream, that one day she’d marry a tall, fearless man who would risk everything to be with her. She’d carried her secret in her heart for so long, never believing such a man existed. His direct gaze stripped away her girlish frippery and made her feel like a woman. Made her hunger for something far more fascinating than the insipid flattery of her other beaux. She wanted him to crush her in his arms and claim her lips. Kiss her. Taste her. Love her.

Not a word came out of her mouth when he asked her to dance, breaking every rule. She was speechless. A first for her. A hush fell over the room. Ladies stopped fluttering their fans, men grumbled, everyone waiting to see what she’d do.

Then, with the sweetest smile ever seen in a Tennessee ballroom, she’d extended her hand to him and they danced. And danced. She’d paid no mind to the whispers and raised brows. Let them talk. She’d made up her mind. The Texas Ranger was her man and no tongue-wagging ladies’ group would stop her from fulfilling her heart’s desire. That didn’t mean her papa was pleased. He forbade her to see Colton, but Pauletta Sue would have none of it, outwitting him at every turn. She never doubted Colton loved her. He was a man of few words, but the way he looked at her, his brow furrowed, his blue eyes deepening into dark velvety depths, his breath coming hard when he held her in his arms, she knew.

During the Civil War in 1862, Rosebriar Plantation in Falmouth, Virgina was turned into a battlefield hospital for both the North and the South . . .  forbidden love . . . the war on the back steps of the mansion . . . and Civil War medicine with all its drama. That not only describes my Civil War time travel romance, LOVE ME FOREVER, but the new PBS series, MERCY STREET.

I’m discovering that my Civil War time travel romance, LOVE ME FOREVER, has a lot more in common than hoop skirts with the new PBS series, MERCY STREET. Mercy Street explores the very real horror administering to battle wounds as does my story, LOVE ME FOREVER.

I really enjoyed writing LOVE ME FOREVER, about two very different women, Liberty Jordan and Pauletta Sue Buckingham, who are thrown together in a mad, crazy scheme of spying, lost love, and passionate desire for what they can’t have.

The men they love.

Do they get their men?

Well, it is a romance, but it’s also a wild dramatic journey based on actual events in the Civil War. Liberty and Pauletta Sue will make you cheer, then cry, then hold your breath when it looks like all is lost…

Thanks for stopping by and check out LOVE ME FOREVER on Amazon and Kindle Scout!

~Jina

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LOVE ME FOREVER is available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Women Soldiers in the Civil War from “Love Me Forever” from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

Love Me Forever is now available in Print for $19.99
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Southern Belle and Spy: Excerpt from LOVE ME FOREVER from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

Featured Image -- 2069If you love Civil War romance and time travel and TWO hunky military heroes, check out my Kindle Scout winner:

LOVE ME FOREVER

She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.

 

 

PS — look for my foray into New Adult with my Kindle Worlds book ROYAL DARE:

It ain’t easy getting clean. Even for a princess.

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You know you’re a Princess when… #10 your glass slipper is unbreakable

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“You know you’re a Princess when…” #10 fun graphic for the launch of the Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” and my book, ROYAL DARE.

Cinderella didn’t become a princess until after she won the prince…but if you’re born to the glass slipper like Princess Violetta in ROYAL DARE, yours is unbreakable!

But what if “glass” means more to you than a slipper?

What if glass is…meth.

Here is an excerpt from ROYAL DARE. Violetta is in rehab talking at a group meeting about her life at boarding school:

“My crush always had glass for me,” I continued, feeling better letting everything out. “But I can’t blame everything on my friends at school. Hanging out with him was my choice.”

I finished my water with a big gulp. The only person who knew about my drug use before Nico found out was my BFF, Becca. A mod girl from the North of England and a bit prudish when it came to men. Her parents sent her to boarding school to loosen her up. So far, it wasn’t working. I often joked she needed a prince who would make her breathless and whisk her away on his white horse, or at least in his white sports car. She poo-pooed the idea, but I did see a glint in her eye. Sometimes, I think she was afraid of men, why I didn’t know. Anyway, she was immune to Chace’s charm and tried to warn me about him, leaving me sticky notes everywhere with little messages: Speed kills or Glass is for Dummies.

Like she thought I was Alice in the fairy tale.

Violetta discovers she can get clean in rehab, but the real test comes when she goes back to school…and sees her crush again.

~Jina

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I first met Princess Violetta in Sariah Wilson’s story, ROYAL DATE.

You can meet see what happened to her afterward in rehab in ROYAL DARE.

I fell in love with the Monterra family, especially Violetta. I call her the “misunderstood princess.” She has everything—looks, money and a title—yet she fell victim to the seductive power of drugs. Why? I wondered. What led her down this path?

I was intrigued tRD_KindleWorldso answer that question, but more importantly, I wanted to know what happened to Violetta when she went to rehab. How hard is it for a princess to get clean? And will she find her prince when she does?

I answer this question and more in my Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” story, ROYAL DARE.

I hope you enjoy it!

Jina

===========================================

ROYAL DARE It ain’t easy getting clean. Even for a princess.

I am so excited to part of Sariah Wilson’s The Royals of Monterra Kindle Worlds. If you read Sariah’s ROYAL DATE you’ll remember Princess Violetta and her down slide into drugs. When the book ends, she’s off to rehab. In ROYAL DARE, we find out what happened to Violetta.

You know you’re a Princess when… #9 when you have a hunk like this guy to massage your feet

“You know you’re a Princess when…” #9 fun graphic for the launch of the Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” and my book, ROYAL DARE.

Princess Violetta in ROYAL DARE loves to have her feet massaged.

My story tackles a serious subject–addiction–but today we’re going to sit back and relax and let this gorgeous guy massage our feet.

Are you ready, ladies?

Sit back, relax and on the count of 1-2-3, say Ah!!

~Jina

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I first met Princess Violetta in Sariah Wilson’s story, ROYAL DATE.

You can meet see what happened to her afterward in rehab in ROYAL DARE.

I fell in love with the Monterra family, especially Violetta. I call her the “misunderstood princess.” She has everything—looks, money and a title—yet she fell victim to the seductive power of drugs. Why? I wondered. What led her down this path?

I was intrigued tRD_KindleWorldso answer that question, but more importantly, I wanted to know what happened to Violetta when she went to rehab. How hard is it for a princess to get clean? And will she find her prince when she does?

I answer this question and more in my Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” story, ROYAL DARE.

I hope you enjoy it!

Jina

===========================================

ROYAL DARE It ain’t easy getting clean. Even for a princess.

I am so excited to part of Sariah Wilson’s The Royals of Monterra Kindle Worlds. If you read Sariah’s ROYAL DATE you’ll remember Princess Violetta and her down slide into drugs. When the book ends, she’s off to rehab. In ROYAL DARE, we find out what happened to Violetta.

You know you’re a Princess when… #8 you wear stilettos to the grocery store

“You know you’re a Princess when…” #7 fun graphic for the launch of the Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” and my book, ROYAL DARE.

Princess Violetta in ROYAL DARE loves high heels. Sexy, fun, and princess-y.

She wants to look thin and we all know that wearing heels makes you look thinner.

So does meth.

Violetta is like so many young women who fall prey to its seductive call. Be thin…not easy to resist. Here she is during her first week in rehab:

I hated it here.

There must be a mistake, I kept telling myself. The taxi brought me to the wrong place, or I’d stepped into a parallel universe where my worst nightmare had come true. Whatever weird thoughts were going through my mind, I knew there was no escape. That didn’t mean I had to like it. I was determined not to spend a minute longer in this place than I had to.

My reaction to what happened was all too real to me. An emotional buildup of the months of hiding, using and then crashing. Be thin to win was my motto. The only way I could stay thin was smoking meth. If I hadn’t been so desperate to fit in at my fancy Swiss boarding school and impress the hottest guy in my class, I wouldn’t be here.

Do you know someone who thinks meth will make them thin without becoming addicted? It’s not easy to reach out to them. Violetta wouldn’t listen until she saw what happened to the heroine’s mom in Sariah Wilson’s story, ROYAL DATE.

You can meet Violetta in ROYAL DATE and see what happened to her afterward in rehab in ROYAL DARE.

I fell in love with the Monterra family, especially Violetta. I call her the “misunderstood princess.” She has everything—looks, money and a title—yet she fell victim to the seductive power of drugs. Why? I wondered. What led her down this path?

I was intrigued tRD_KindleWorldso answer that question, but more importantly, I wanted to know what happened to Violetta when she went to rehab. How hard is it for a princess to get clean? And will she find her prince when she does?

I answer this question and more in my Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” story, ROYAL DARE.

I hope you enjoy it!

Jina

===========================================

ROYAL DARE It ain’t easy getting clean. Even for a princess.

I am so excited to part of Sariah Wilson’s The Royals of Monterra Kindle Worlds. If you read Sariah’s ROYAL DATE you’ll remember Princess Violetta and her down slide into drugs. When the book ends, she’s off to rehab. In ROYAL DARE, we find out what happened to Violetta.

Episode 3: Mercy Street on PBS tonight “The Uniform” Civil War love, war and medicine

Tonight is Episode 3 of MERCY STREET: The Uniform. Can’t wait…

During the Civil War in 1862, Rosebriar Plantation in Falmouth, Virgina was turned into a battlefield hospital for both the North and the South . . .  forbidden love . . . the war on the back steps of the mansion . . . and Civil War medicine with all its drama.

That not only describes my Civil War time travel romance, LOVE ME FOREVER, but the new PBS series, MERCY STREET.

I can hardly wait to check out the next episode tonight . . . if you missed the first episode “The New Nurse” CLICK HERE.

I really enjoyed writing LOVE ME FOREVER, about two very different women, Liberty Jordan and Pauletta Sue Buckingham, who are thrown together in a mad, crazy scheme of spying, lost love, and passionate desire for what they can’t have.

The men they love.

Do they get their men?

Well, it is a romance, but it’s also a wild dramatic journey based on actual events in the Civil War. Liberty and Pauletta Sue will make you cheer, then cry, then hold your breath when it looks like all is lost…

Thanks for stopping by and check out LOVE ME FOREVER on Amazon and Kindle Scout!

~Jina

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LOVE ME FOREVER is available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Women Soldiers in the Civil War from “Love Me Forever” from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

Love Me Forever is now available in Print for $19.99
=============

Southern Belle and Spy: Excerpt from LOVE ME FOREVER from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

Featured Image -- 2069If you love Civil War romance and time travel and TWO hunky military heroes, check out my Kindle Scout winner:

LOVE ME FOREVER

She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.


You know you’re a Princess when… #7 you have a yummy bodyguard who looks like this guy

“You know you’re a Princess when…” #7 fun graphic for the launch of the Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” and my book, ROYAL DARE.

If you’re a princess, you gotta have a bodyguard…

This guy.

Nothing more needs to be said.

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When I read Sariah Wilson’s story, ROYAL DATE, I fell in love with the Monterra family, especially Violetta. I call her the “misunderstood princess.” She has everything—looks, money and a title—yet she fell victim to the seductive power of drugs. Why? I wondered. What led her down this path?

I was intrigued tRD_KindleWorldso answer that question, but more importantly, I wanted to know what happened to Violetta when she went to rehab. How hard is it for a princess to get clean? And will she find her prince when she does?

I answer this question and more in my Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” story, ROYAL DARE.

I hope you enjoy it!

Jina

 

ROYAL DARE It ain’t easy getting clean. Even for a princess.

I am so excited to part of Sariah Wilson’s The Royals of Monterra Kindle Worlds. If you read Sariah’s ROYAL DATE you’ll remember Princess Violetta and her down slide into drugs. When the book ends, she’s off to rehab. In ROYAL DARE, we find out what happened to Violetta.

You know you’re a Princess when… #6 you don’t like big, red shiny apples

“You know you’re a Princess when…” #6 fun graphic for the launch of the Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” and my book, ROYAL DARE.

If you’re a princess, most likely your fairy godmother warned you about messengers bearing big, red shiny apples.

Who can forget Snow White…

But in the end she found her prince after eating the poisoned apple. Sometimes princesses are influenced by the wrong people. Take Princess Violetta in ROYAL DARE. She was desperate to be thin and win her crush…but it led her into drug addiction. Her poison apple.

Now what?

When I read Sariah Wilson’s story, ROYAL DATE, I fell in love with the Monterra family, especially Violetta. I call her the “misunderstood princess.” She has everything—looks, money and a title—yet she fell victim to the seductive power of drugs. Why? I wondered. What led her down this path?

I was intrigued tRD_KindleWorldso answer that question, but more importantly, I wanted to know what happened to Violetta when she went to rehab. How hard is it for a princess to get clean? And will she find her prince when she does?

I answer this question and more in my Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” story, ROYAL DARE.

I hope you enjoy it!

Jina

 

ROYAL DARE It ain’t easy getting clean. Even for a princess.

I am so excited to part of Sariah Wilson’s The Royals of Monterra Kindle Worlds. If you read Sariah’s ROYAL DATE you’ll remember Princess Violetta and her down slide into drugs. When the book ends, she’s off to rehab. In ROYAL DARE, we find out what happened to Violetta.

You know you’re a Princess when… #5 you have your own personal Cloud for data storage

“You know you’re a Princess when…” #5 fun graphic for the launch of the Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” and my book, ROYAL DARE.

Princess Violetta loves texting with the best of them and God knows she adores taking pictures, especially during Fashion Week in Paris. But where to store everything?

Her own personal cloud, of course.

Find out why she goes to Paris during Fashion Week in ROYAL DARE.

When I read Sariah Wilson’s story, ROYAL DATE, I fell in love with the Monterra family, especially Violetta. I call her the “misunderstood princess.” She has everything—looks, money and a title—yet she fell victim to the seductive power of drugs. Why? I wondered. What led her down this path?

I was intrigued tRD_KindleWorldso answer that question, but more importantly, I wanted to know what happened to Violetta when she went to rehab. How hard is it for a princess to get clean? And will she find her prince when she does?

I answer this question and more in my Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” story, ROYAL DARE.

I hope you enjoy it!

Jina

 

ROYAL DARE It ain’t easy getting clean. Even for a princess.

I am so excited to part of Sariah Wilson’s The Royals of Monterra Kindle Worlds. If you read Sariah’s ROYAL DATE you’ll remember Princess Violetta and her down slide into drugs. When the book ends, she’s off to rehab. In ROYAL DARE, we find out what happened to Violetta.

You know you’re a Princess when… #4 you have one of these in your garage

You know you’re a Princess when…” #4 fun graphic for the launch of the Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” and my book, ROYAL DARE.

Princess Violetta once “borrowed” her brother’s fancy sports car and took it for a spin with her two little sisters. When she goes to rehab and hears Zoey’s story about what happened to her when she was driving a car on her way to get drugs…you can find the rest of the story in ROYAL DARE.

 

And all princesses definitely have one of these, too. From what I hear, they’re great on gas mileage.

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When I read Sariah Wilson’s story, ROYAL DATE, I fell in love with the Monterra family, especially Violetta. I call her the “misunderstood princess.” She has everything—looks, money and a title—yet she fell victim to the seductive power of drugs. Why? I wondered. What led her down this path?

I was intrigued tRD_KindleWorldso answer that question, but more importantly, I wanted to know what happened to Violetta when she went to rehab. How hard is it for a princess to get clean? And will she find her prince when she does?

I answer this question and more in my Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” story, ROYAL DARE.

I hope you enjoy it!

Jina

 

ROYAL DARE It ain’t easy getting clean. Even for a princess.

I am so excited to part of Sariah Wilson’s The Royals of Monterra Kindle Worlds. If you read Sariah’s ROYAL DATE you’ll remember Princess Violetta and her down slide into drugs. When the book ends, she’s off to rehab. In ROYAL DARE, we find out what happened to Violetta.

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