Monthly Archives: November 2015

A Hummingbird’s First Flutter from Grave to Open Sky

Breathless . . . as if you’re watching a hummingbird, waiting to see it take off and fly away but it hangs suspended, flapping its wings . . . is the only way I can describe Jennifer’s wonderful post about her journey to publication with Grave of Hummingbirds. The woman has soul and a way with words. Can’t wait to read her novel!!

Musings Of Orientation

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Ahead of the launch of my novel, Grave of Hummingbirds, on January 1st, 2016, the book peeps out on December 1st, 2015, to participate in Amazon’s Kindle First program. I feel much the same as I imagine Grave does: honored, and shit scared.

What’s Kindle First, you might ask, and it’s a good question (I didn’t know, either).

Honored came into play when I learned that six novels are chosen from all of Amazon’s traditional imprints to head out a month prior to their release, on offer for free to Amazon Prime members, or at reduced cost to those who sign up for the Kindle First newsletter. It’s a huge, muscular marketing drive that will expose Grave to readers in the US, UK, and Australia, and will inevitably yield the yearned for, and dreaded, reviews. In my mind, it’s a variation…

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Lust, love & the Civil War and a Video Excerpt: what more could you want for #CyberMonday LAST DAY for Love Me Forever sale at $1.99

We’re now into the holiday season and I’ll be presenting more excerpts as we get closer to Christmas. In LOVE ME FOREVER, my heroines and the men they love celebrate a Civil War Christmas in 1862 that explodes with lust and passion . . . and mistaken identities.

But here’s how it all started . . . an excerpt from the prologue with my secondary heroine, Pauletta Sue Buckingham . . .

Southern Belle and Spy:

Thank you for all your support and kind words!!

~Jina

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Love Me Forever is on sale for $1.99 — A Civil War time travel romance

LOVE ME FOREVER is on sale LAST DAY TODAY, November 30th!!

Love Me Forever is now available in Print for $19.99
Makes a great holiday gift for your favorite Civil War buff!

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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.

#Thanksgiving is for giving thanks..and boy, do I have a big thank you to you guys for LOVE ME FOREVER!!

 

I so enjoyed putting together this pretty graphic for Thanksgiving. My two favorite rivals, Liberty and Pauletta Sue, wouldn’t be here…and neither would I…without you guys.

Thank you for voting for me during my Kindle Scout campaign and for reading and reviewing LOVE ME FOREVER. It’s been a long journey to bring my Civil War time travel romance to readers. Years of research and writing and rewriting…574 pages.

Here is a fun excerpt to celebrate Thanksgiving.

When Liberty Jordan travels back to 1862 during the reenactment of Antietam, she falls in love with a handsome Union Army major…she writes to him about a great battle that will take place.

Fredericksburg.

She also can’t resist celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, which wasn’t declared a national holiday until 1863 by President Lincoln:

I find the eerie quiet echoing through Rosebriar overwhelming, so intense is the notion we may witness a great battle. When I see the sad faces of the servants, I cannot let them despair, so I have undertaken to show them how to celebrate Thanksgiving. A day which I discovered is fixed at a specific date each year at Berkeley House plantation, replete with turkeys & partridges. To make Rosebriar more festive, Bedelia & I added branches of fine spruce to the mantel above the fireplace in the main receiving room, as well as streamers of colorful ribbons and two flags handsomely draped over the mantelpiece. The effect is inspiring when the gas lights are turned on. I believe in my heart the whole nation will embrace this local tradition and celebrate a national day of Thanksgiving before this terrible war is over.

Thank you for all your support and kind words!!

~Jina

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Love Me Forever is on sale for $1.99 — A Civil War time travel romance

LOVE ME FOREVER is on sale until November 30th.

Love Me Forever is now available in Print for $19.99
Makes a great holiday gift for your favorite Civil War buff!

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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.

Oh, Baby, it’s cold outside, but who cares? Time to go shopping! #ShoppingReminderDay

Low temps here . . . clouds, rain comingKS_sale_part_6 . . . but nothing stops me from shopping!!

I’ve got last minute stuffing…I mean stuff to get for Thanksgiving, but I’ve had my eye on a few things at the mall.

Fendi purse . . . I wish . . . but a new sweater is something I can use.

So after I post this,  it’s off to go shopping. First online, then hit the stores.

If you’re shopping for a story to cozy up to in front of the fireplace, hot cocoa in hand, check out my Civil War time travel romance, LOVE ME FOREVER

It’s on sale for $1.99 until November 30th.

~Jina

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Love Me Forever is on sale for $1.99 — A Civil War time travel romance from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

Love Me Forever is now available in Print for $19.99
Makes a great holiday gift for your favorite Civil War buff!

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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.

Sorbet for your Writing — check out my Bonus Video for #ThrillWriting

In case you haven’t checked out Fiona Quinn’s ThrillWriting Blogspot, by all means do so for some fab posts about the interesting worlds of many fascinating authors. I was thrilled (okay, pun intended) when she asked me to talk about making videos.

So here is “Sorbet for Your Writing” – making videos with me, Jina Bacarr.

Fiona just added this bonus video I made about what you must know in the world of video, including extra tips to help you get started.

Any questions? Please ask me…I love hearing from you.

~Jina

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Love Me Forever is on sale for $1.99 — A Civil War time travel romance from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

Love Me Forever is now available in Print for $19.99
Makes a great holiday gift for your favorite Civil War buff!

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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.

Java Love for #EspressoDay or why I drink coffee whatever the excuse

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Coffee is more than a hot drink.

It’s a ritual, a moment in time when every problem you have ceases to exist. An oasis of the mind that refreshes.

So, whatever the excuse, I love to celebrate coffee.

So on Espresso Day, here’s my java poem that does more than refreshes…as you’ll see.

~Jina

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HOT JAVA

Java is a girl’s best friend
When you don’t want that special night to end

“Stick around for a cup of Joe,” you say
After a night in bed that blew you away

Then watch his eyes glow with desire
When you put on the coffee and light his fire

Wearing a sexy black teddy, tight and see-through
You ask, “Eggs or cinnamon buns with your brew?”

“I’ll have the buns,” he says, eyeing yours with a smile
You shiver with glee. The coffee can wait for awhile

It’s back to bed with your man for round two
And to coffee you say, a big “Thank you!”

~Jina

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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.

LOVE ME FOREVER is now available from Kindle Press at Amazon.com

Love Me Forever is on sale for $1.99 — A Civil War time travel romance from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

Love Me Forever is now available in Print for $19.99
Makes a great holiday gift for your favorite Civil War buff!

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I’m a guest on Fiona Quinn’s “ThrillWriting” Blog talking about videos for promo

I’m honored to be on Fiona Quinn’s ThrillWriting blog!

ThrillWriting: Sorbet for Your Writing – Making Videos with Jina Bacarr

Her blog is a vital source of information and a must-read for writers. Tons and I mean tons of solid info with experts.

I had a blast doing the interview with her about making videos. We talk about the how and why of video promotion and wait until you read about my Wild Ride on Mulholland Drive…

~Jina

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Love Me Forever is on sale for $1.99 — A Civil War time travel romance from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

~Jina

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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.

LOVE ME FOREVER is on sale for $1.99 from Kindle Press at Amazon.com

 

You can’t go home again . . . but you can go back in time with “Love Me Forever” now on sale for $1.99

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Time is like a melody in your head you can’t forget.

It never stops.

What if you could go back to the beginning of the song?

Meet Liberty Jordan, time traveler…a history teacher, parttime EMT, and a foster kid who never had a real home. She never dreamed when she put on a Confederate officer’s uniform here in the 21st century, she’d find a place to call home…

Back in 1862.

LOVE ME FOREVER
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Love Me Forever is on sale for $1.99 — A Civil War time travel romance from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

~Jina

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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.

LOVE ME FOREVER is on sale for $1.99 from Kindle Press at Amazon.com

 

My Military Heroes: from the Civil War to Afghanistan Happy #VeteransDay

Military heroes…we women love them.

And let’s not forget our female veterans.

So on this Veterans Day, I salute the heroes in my stories who serve our country:

A female soldier, a Southern belle and spy, a mother fighting the Nazis, a World War 2 soldier in Italy, and a returning vet honoring his best buddy’s last wish.

Civil War:  LOVE ME FOREVER

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

Civil War Sister against Sister: “Love Me Forever” Time Travel Romance from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

Pre-World War 2: Nazi Germany

The Berlin Diary of Lady Eve Marlowe: Else’s Story from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

World War 2:

A Soldier’s Italian Christmas: Excerpt from Chapter One from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

Afghanistan:

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I haven’t made a video yet for “The Christmas Piano Tree,” so here’s the story:

What’s Christmas without a tree?

Kristen Delaney can’t afford a Christmas tree this year, but she doesn’t want to disappoint her little girl Rachel. The six-year old already lost her daddy in Afghanistan. To cheer her up, Kristen hires a homeless vet to play Santa at the private school where she works. Little does she know it was no accident the hunky Santa showed up in Kissing Creek just in time for Christmas Eve.

Sgt. Jared Milano promised Scott Delaney he’d take care of his wife and little girl. He also shared with him a secret that would change Kristen’s life, a secret about her Aunt Gertrude and an old piano, but the IED blast blew away part of his memory.

Jared fights his growing desire for Kristen as he struggles to regain his past and overcome the PTSD haunting him. Kristen is lonely and not ready to fall in love again, but she can’t take her eyes off him. Doesn’t want to. When he’s accused of a crime, she refuses to believe he’s guilty and invites the handsome soldier to spend Christmas Eve with them.

When a sudden snowstorm turns deadly and Rachel goes missing, Jared must use all his skills to find her and prove to Kristen he’s guilty only of falling in love with her.

“The Christmas Piano Tree” is the story of a pretty young war widow who re-discovers the magic of the holiday season with the help of a homeless vet and an old piano.
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Love Me Forever is on sale for $1.99 — A Civil War time travel romance from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

Thank you to all our veterans for your service!

~Jina

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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.

LOVE ME FOREVER is on sale for $1.99 from Kindle Press at Amazon.com

What do Hungry Writers do? They “Cook Their Books” #FREE Anthology #KindleScout

 

I’m so proud to be a Kindle Scout Winner and Kindle Press Author — a big bonus for me was meeting and hanging out with the other winners. Such a talented, witty group — and good cooks, too!

So a bunch of us decided to cook our books. We’ve just released a FREE anthology of recipes: KP Authors (Kindle Press Authors) Cook Their Books.

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Thanks to everyone who participated, but a big shout out to Fiona Quinn for organizing our cookbook drive and getting us off our butts. Fiona is an amazing mystery writer — check out her Lynx series HERE.

I hope you enjoy our recipes. Mine are from LOVE ME FOREVER. You can read an excerpt from my book along with a fun chat with my heroines, Liberty and Pauletta Sue.

~Jina

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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.

LOVE ME FOREVER is now available from Kindle Press at Amazon.com

 

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