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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

All Boxed And Loaded

I've become somewhat of a boxed set queen this year. Three times in the last 9 months anthologies or collections I've been involved in have hit the New York Times list. Six times the USA/Today list. These have been long term goals for me, things on my bucket list. I'm thrilled.

Although I am most known for my Team 3 Navy SEAL Brotherhood stories, I've begun a new venture involving SEAL Team 5, writing shorts for Bella Andre's Kindle World: Game For Love. So, while I complete Book 8 of my SEAL Brotherhood, SEAL's Promise, I am creating a whole new world around Team 5 for readers of Bella's dynamic worlds. My part will be a serial of three novellas that will end with a hard Happily Ever After in: The Beautiful Game: SEAL's Goal, SEAL's Challenge and SEAL's Score. This storyline is about a professional goalkeeper who comes home to bury his best friend since childhood, who has died on a mission as a Navy SEAL. Patrick Harrington decides to give up his lusty soccer player lifestyle to pursue the career his best friend had. The series will chronicle this journey, as he pursues the love of his childhood sweetheart, who was also the fiance of his fallen best friend.

I've been prolific this year. I've also traveled, attended more conferences than I should have, meeting wonderful fans and aspiring writers. All 11 of my books are now out in audio format. The boxed sets have increased my readership base through collaboration with other authors.

The industry is about to change again. Seems like just as we get used to one aspect of it, another comes along. One thing is for sure, being out there in the public with multiple books in series, released close together, whether in a collaboration with other writers, or our own work, is smart. Writing short or long, having dynamic book trailers or audio books, expanding street teams and social media, trying new venues like podcasting and video readings, blogging and showing up for Facebook parties, are all part of a successful writer's daily bread.

But it's still about the story. Fortunate for me, the more I write, the more stories I come up with. Here's the book trailer from my latest release, SEAL Of My Heart. We are completing the audio version of this book this week. The eBook and print versions are available now. Audio will become available mid September. Enjoy:

http://youtu.be/TgdLSIwq78Y

If you'd like a complimentary copy of the novella, SEAL's Goal, leave a comment here along with your coded email address, and it will be yours. If you'd like a complimentary copy of the audio version of SEAL Of My Heart when it's released in September, please request it by noting this in your comment.

Okay, now back to the beach and my SEAL Team 3. I gotta get this baby born and on to their Happily Ever After so I can begin the next in The Beautiful Game.

Sharon Hamilton
Life is one fool thing after another.
Love is two fool things after each other.



24 comments:

Melissa Keir said...

Congrats! What a great accomplishment! I love the idea of a Navy Seal coming home. They have such honor and integrity. My cousin was a ranger and he did it as a baby (17)... it still amazes me.

All the best!

Lynda Bailey said...

I agree with you Sharon - it IS all about the story... ;) Congrats on all your success and may it continue for a good long while!

Sandy said...

How wonderful you are so successful, Sharon.

I agree with you that the more you write the more stories you come up with.

Rose Anderson said...

Huge congrats on making those lists!

Polly McCrillis said...

The fascination with Navy SEAL teams has really amped up over the years and judging by how many stories starring a SEAL team are on bookshelves they're here to stay a while. I was married to a SEAL team member and have to say, there are few similarities to his career and what we read in romances! I'm a huge fan of SEAL stories though, so congratulations to you, Sharon and keep on writing!

Cara Marsi said...

Sharon, I love your SEAL stories and I have several new ones, including a boxed set, in my Kindle. I can't wait to read them. Congratulations on your success in making the lists. Your advice is spot-on. It's always about the story. Your latest book sounds wonderful. I'd love to win a copy but I don't know how to leave a coded email address.

vicki batman said...

Hi, Sharon! and congratulations on your work. Writing begets more writing!

Judy Baker said...

I too agree - it's about the story and your story sounds like a great read. You've had a busy year so far and I hope it continues leading to your success.

Karen Henderson said...

Hi Sharon can't wait to hang out next month at IRC
You know I adore your books
I'm so happy you've been having a great year

Sharon Hamilton said...

Oh, boy, thanks for all the love today. Cara Marsi, leave me your email address (I might have it) in a PM then. Usually a coded email is like this: sharonhamilton2001 (at) gmail (dot) com. Like that so people can't cut and paste.

Sharon Hamilton said...

Karen!! Can't wait either!!

Sharon Hamilton said...

Judy Baker, thank you!! I've been partly lucky, but working my butt off. Maybe a little too much. But working on slowing down a bit.

Sharon Hamilton said...

Vickie, yes you are so right about that. The more I write the more stories come. Like the well starts really producing. I think that happened to me with being pregnant and 4 kids later my Dr. and I had a little talk. All C-sections.

Sharon Hamilton said...

Polly, thank you so much. Yes, they seem to be catching fire. But I love that their stories are being made up or told.

We have to talk!! Research!! Where do you live?

Sharon Hamilton said...

Polly, I'm aware too that there are differences. Just so you know. LOL. Romance books are that way, right?

julie beasley said...

love all your books Sharon SEALs/Vamps/Angels in all forms books. E and audio. Keep up the good work cant wait for the next 1

Christine said...

You have been so incredibly busy this year! Love all of your books and JD's audio of all of your stories is fantastic.

Sharon Hamilton said...

Hey Julie and Christine! My pleasure and thanks for stopping by and promoting this great site. We have fun here, and we get to meet some wonderful authors.

jean hart stewart said...

Congratulations on your success and those of your Seals!! Way to go!!!!!!

J.D. Hart said...

Congratulations Sharon! What a an honor it is to be your storyteller. I love your stories. They tug at the heart of the real human condition. Love, honor, respect, romance, sex,and all the struggles that go with finding out who we really are and what we really want and need out of life. Thank you for allowing me to play a small part in sharing with the world the brilliance of your work. Don't ever stop. We need you now more than ever!

Pamela Reveal said...

Sharon, congratulation and thank you for such amazing books. The journeys that you take us in is so full of emotions that you can feel them in each character you bring forth. The feelings are so close that you feel them as if they were your own. The tears that run down your checks are you read comes in the sad tines and in the happy times. That is truly a amazing story. Thank you for allowing your readers the enjoyment of such amazing books................look forward to more amazing stories.

Would love to have rage seals goal. And seal my heart in audio

Sharon Hamilton said...

Thank you, Jean, and thanks for commenting.

JD, my pirate prince and story buddy, it has been truly a mission of love to work on these with you. You really get me, and the stories. That that means so much. Don't you ever stop telling my stories. A pure dream come true for me.

Pamela, awww, it means a lot to me to have you say you cried ad felt all those things. My pleasure to give you SEAL's Goal - I think I have your email and will get it to you. SEAL Of My Heart will be a couple of weeks. We just wrapped it up and now up to Audible. Remind me and I'll let you have a copy when it's released.

Layla said...

I want the novella and the audio copy of Seal the Deal LOL Sharon you write amazing stories that draw you into the adventure and keep me entertained and smiling! JD you bring them to life on audio with a sexy sultry voice that I could listen to forever :) thank you both for sharing your amazing and creative talents with us, my email is laycormil@msn.com and ladies you need to definitely check out this books on audio or kindle you will be very glad you did :)

Sharon Hamilton said...

Layla, SEAL's Goal is on its way to you. SEAL The Deal will be sent today as well. Enjoy!!! Thank you sooooo much for playing with us! Our pleasure!

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