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Lipstick Day! A sexy poem . . .

I love lipsticks!
I save them, have lots of tubes I don’t use anymore, but the colors are still intense and vibrant — and the tubes! I have one that’s very Art Deco. Most lipsticks now come in plastic tubes . . .
So for LIPSTICK DAY here’s a poem I wrote about lipsticks . . . and your man.
Jina

PS — I’m writing a WW2 time travel story now where everybody wears red, red lipstick. What’s your favorite color?<

A LIPSTICK Lover’s Poem
From pink to peach to jungle red
There’s little that hasn’t been said
About our favorite lipstick shade
That promises not to fade
But it’s not lipstick’s glam
Or its kickass hot damn
That seduces us to the lipstick counter
But the promise of a sexy encounter
With the hottie of our dreams
Who’s more than he seems
A man for all seasons
Who has his reasons
When he whispers, “I don’t mean to be rude…
“But I prefer you and your lipstick nude.”
You can find all my heroines and their lipsticks on my Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Jina-Bacarr/e/B001IU2P8G/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
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LOVE ME FOREVER

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

LOVE ME FOREVER is a Kindle Scout selection and is available at Amazon.com on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited 

 

My Wild Elevator Ride: A Short Story

Writers work in a cubicle surrounded by books, computers, and ideas.

We get lonely.

So when we go out (which isn’t often when you’re trying to promote your work online and get through the quagmire of the first chapter in your next book), we get talkative.

And since today is Talk in an Elevator Day, I’m reminded of the time I was in an elevator in a hotel and a guy was chatting me up about his hundred thousand dollar a year sales job and his black BMW. Nice enough, but I wasn’t looking for anything more than an ice machine that worked. The one on my floor was broken.

The convo went something like this.

“You don’t want to drink alone,” he said, observing my ice bucket filled with chilled cubes.

“I have my laptop for company.” I smiled. “Besides, I have work to do.”

“Are you here with the software convention?” he asked warily.

“Well…” I wasn’t, but I decided to play along.

“No way…a pretty girl like you can’t be a techie.”

“Why not?” I shot back. “Can’t women use their brains to get ahead?”

“Not when they have natural attributes…” He eyed my chest. Mind you, I was wearing navy blue sweats and pink bunny slippers with floppy ears. This guy was either desperate or he’d been on the road too long.

“Sorry to disappoint you, but I’m a writer.”

“You’re kidding?” He seemed genuinely surprised, which didn’t help my ego. “What do you write?”

Ooh…I couldn’t resist shooting him the punch line.

“I write sexy novels.”

“Well, you are full of surprises,” he said, edging closer to me. “We should get to know each other better.”

The air in the elevator suddenly got stuffier and I prayed my deodorant didn’t work so he’d get the message. So far, no  one else had gotten on the elevator and I had two more stops before we got to my floor.

“I don’t think that would be a good idea,” I said, wiggling the ears on my rabbit slippers, hoping to shoot down this guy’s sex-o-meter. That should have stopped him right there.

It didn’t.

“How about a nightcap in my room? My bottle of bourbon and your–” He paused, wetting his lips. “Ice cubes.”

“You mean research?”

“Oh, yeah…”

“I bet,” I said.

I shouldn’t have opened my mouth, but sometimes we writers just ache to act like our heroines and throw back those snappy remarks. I tried to discourage him, but when he started breathing in my face, I knew I was in over my head. I did what any romance heroine would do.

I dumped the bucket of melting ice on his pinstripe suit.

“Hey, what the–” he called out and thank God, the elevator door opened. It wasn’t my floor, but I didn’t care. One more minute with Mr. BMW and I would have ended up served on a chilled platter. Before he could brush the ice off his shoulders, out I ran. Down the long corridor and then jammed down the stairway to the next floor to my room.

I never looked back.

I imagine that was the last time he tried to pick up a girl in an elevator wearing pink bunny slippers.

~Jina

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Titanic Rhapsody from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

My Titanic romance “Titanic Rhapsody” is available on:

US: Amazon Kindle and Amazon KU http://a.co/1wSE0rb

UK: Amazon Kindle and Amazon KU http://amzn.eu/75Lw9NS
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My Titanic romance “Titanic Rhapsody” is available on:

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UK: Amazon Kindle and Amazon KU http://amzn.eu/75Lw9NS

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LOVE ME FOREVER

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

LOVE ME FOREVER is a Kindle Scout selection and is available at Amazon.com on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited 

 

Civil War Letters: I’ll be reading letters from Love Me Forever at Lady Jane’s OC Salon

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When was the last time you wrote a letter?

No, not email…

Or text.

Or a bunch of acronyms that no one can figure out without a dictionary.

I mean, put pen to paper and wrote out the words…one by one.

Hmm…I didn’t hear anything. You’re not alone. Unfortunately the practice of letter writing is a lost art, but there’s something about a letter no email can take replace.

The crisp, crinkly paper.

The lingering scent of the writer’s perfume.

The personal style of every curved letter, dot and period, and question mark. The hidden message in their writing style that only you can see.

Especially during wartime.

Those letters are precious…the last letter from a soldier to his sweetheart is the epitome of love eternal…which is why I’ll be reading letters from LOVE ME FOREVER exchanged between my heroine and her Union Army major at Lady Jane’s Salon on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Ripped Bodice Bookstore in Culver City, California. I’ll be joined by other authors and the program starts at 4 p.m.

I’m grabbing my parasol and dancing around in my hoopskirt, getting ready to read from the letters of my time-traveling heroine and the handsome major she’s fallen in love with…

But can never have…

Best,

Jina

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Mercy Street begins its 2nd season this month on PBS. Check out my Civil War medical drama:

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

LOVE ME FOREVER is available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited.

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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.

 

 

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Check out my Royals of Monterra Kindle Worlds:

 

 

It ain’t easy getting clean…even for a princess…

ROYAL BRIDE

 

Can a sexy prince give a girl a second chance at love?

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ROYAL MAGIC

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The magic is in his kiss…

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Ebook bargains! Free or 99 cents on Black Friday at Joan Reeves’ Blog

Joan Reeves’ Black Friday ebook deals! from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

I love Joan Reeves Blog — she’s a wonderful writer but also a giving person. She’s opened up her blog to some really terrific writers to post our 99 cent or free ebooks for this holiday season.

Check it out at Joan Reeves Blog for Black Friday Bargains!!

~Jina

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My Christmas Piano Tree is there!

A war vet with a secret returns home to help a buddy’s widow get through the holidays.

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Check out my Royals of Monterra Kindle Worlds:

 

 

It ain’t easy getting clean…even for a princess…

ROYAL BRIDE

 

Can a sexy prince give a girl a second chance at love?

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ROYAL MAGIC

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The magic is in his kiss…

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Happy Thanksgiving!! One potato is worth a thousand words…

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Today we give thanks to our families, significant others, and all the wonderful readers. Without you guys, well, we wouldn’t be writers.

Thank you for believing in us. You’ll never know what it means to us.

And yes, writing is just as hard as peeling all those potatoes.

But just think about those yummy, garlicky potatoes and oh my…

The gravy!

It doesn’t get better than that.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

~Jina

 

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Check out my Royals of Monterra Kindle Worlds:

 

 

It ain’t easy getting clean…even for a princess…

 

 

ROYAL BRIDE

 

Can a sexy prince give a girl a second chance at love?

 

 

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ROYAL MAGIC

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The magic is in his kiss…

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California Readin’ Facebook Takeover Tuesday Nov 15, 2016 6-8 pm PST

California Readin’ Facebook Even November 15, 2016 from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

We’re just getting started for our Barbara Vey Event for Readers coming up on March 25, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Brea, CA.

Join us tomorrow for our Facebook party and find out more! And also, a chance to win a $20 gift card from the Ripped Bodice bookstore!

I’m excited to be part of this event with some fabulous authors. So stop and check us out!

Jina

CLICK HERE to join us tomorrow at our Facebook Party!

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Check out my Royals of Monterra Kindle Worlds:

 

 

It ain’t easy getting clean…even for a princess…

 

 

ROYAL BRIDE

 

Can a sexy prince give a girl a second chance at love?

 

 

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ROYAL MAGIC

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The magic is in his kiss…

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Join me in Venice, Italy for my #PizzaPartyDay video!

Jina’s Pizza Party in Venice, Italy from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

Oh, goody, it’s pizza party day!!

I love pizza. Or tomato pies as they used to call them in Philly. (Yes, I’ve got the Liberty Bell state on my mind since my heroine in my latest WIP, Royal Magic [Royals of Monterra, Kindle Worlds], is from South Philly.)

Now, for our pizza party.

Here’s a video I made when I was asked to speak and perform at La Biennale in Venice, Italy and my search for pizza…

I hope you enjoy it!!

~Jina

PS
And thank you to Alessandra Bazardi for helping me find the best pizza in Venice!! Grazie!
https://www.facebook.com/alessandra.bazardi

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I’m writing ROYAL MAGIC now…release date in July along with Sariah Wilson’s next novel, ROYAL GAMES. Keep you posted!

My current book for Sariah’s Royals of Monterra Kindle Worlds series is ROYAL DARE about Princess Violetta from “Royal Date.”

She goes off to rehab and gets more than she bargained for…

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!

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Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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We all love fairy tales — so why not a “Happily Ever After” Museum for #MuseumDay?

I love museums.

I’ve traipsed through the Louvre, hung out at the Franklin Institute in Philly, and faced off with an Egyptian queen up close and personal in Berlin.

History…so precious. It shapes us and our stories.

But what the other history?

The one that exists only in…dare I say it…fairy tales?

Wouldn’t you love to see Cindy’s glass slipper? Her ball gown? See if her pumpkin coach has plush, orange satin cushions?

And:

Sleeping Beauty’s 100-year-old bed

Snow White’s poison apple

The Evil Queen’s Talking Mirror

Rumpelstiltskin’s spinning wheel

Aladdin’s magic lamp

What fairy tale historical items would you like to see in “The Happily After Museum?”

I’d love to hear your ideas for our “Happily Ever After Museum!”

~Jina

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My latest princess story is no fairy tale:

It ain’t easy getting clean, even for a Princess…

Find out how Violetta copes on her road to sobriety in ROYAL DARE.

And as always, thank you to Sariah Wilson for creating this wonderful character in 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!

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

 

 

Limerick Day: The Princess and the Dragon

The Princess and the Dragon

There once was a princess so fair
Who was caught in the red dragon’s lair
Her drug of choice was meth
Which could only lead to death
So to rehab she went in Royal Dare.

~Jina

Asking for help is the hardest thing for an addict. The shame, the embarrassment and potential consequences for admitting addition often steer them away from seeking treatment.

Fortunately for the heroine in my Royals of Monterra Kindle Worlds story “Royal Dare,” Princess Violetta finally gets into rehab with the help of her family.

But it ain’t easy getting clean, even for a Princess…

Find out how Violetta copes on her road to sobriety in ROYAL DARE.

And as always, thank you to Sariah Wilson for creating this wonderful character in 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!

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

 

 

Let your feet do the talking with the man in your life on “One Day without Shoes Day”

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I bet you’re sitting at your computer like I am…writing, working, wishing we were…

Somewhere else?

As in today’s fun graphic:

One Day Without Shoes Day!

I couldn’t resist putting this one together.

This is one time feet speak louder than words…

~Jina
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My latest releases:

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.

 

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