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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas Cheer and a touch of bronchitis!

In high school, seemed like I always got sick at Christmas. That went away during my child-rearing years, as I was exposed to so many bugs and never got sick, I thought I was human penicillin. Now, spending an evening with my Grands, and yes, I come down two days later with a horrible case of bronchitis. I nursed a sore throat and tickle along for a few days, until it finally took me to bed, and it wasn't fun like in my books.

I decided this Christmas to give my readers a couple of things they hadn't read before. Nashville SEAL is my novella as part of the Holding Out For A Hero Anthology on KU exclusive. I was allowed to also publish it stand alone, and I did an audio book as well as print version. Because Nashville SEAL is about a singer-songwriter, and my narrator, J.D. Hart, has been a singer-songwriter in Nashville, I took some of the stories he's told me and added my own imagination to create a fun read. This character even wrote a couple of songs (my talents as a songwriter are much less than that of a novelist). He wrote one, and I wrote one. Some of the lines J.D. sang in the audio book.

And then the cherry on top, J.D. sang "He's Got My Eyes," which was a song he performed in Nashville when he was a young Nashville star. I'm not sure how many audio books have the narrator singing, but this one of ours will be a gold standard, I'm sure. It has been selling very well, too. You can enjoy a clip here.

My readers are also getting another beloved character, Fredo, in a novella that comes out this next week, Fredo's Secret. I have gotten so many emails about this SEAL, who is not the most handsome of all my guys, but yet he gets the beautiful Mia, the most gorgeous of all the SEAL wives and girlfriends. He and Coop are an unlikely pair of Team buddies: Coop is a tall farmboy from Nebraska, drinks healthy drinks and no alcohol, Fredo won't eat anything green except cilantro and green chilis, and thinks getting his unibrow tweezed is unmanly. I had a lot of fun with Fredo.

Whatever your reading tastes, I hope that you'll support an Indie writer, buy their books for yourself or for others on your Christmas list. I hope all the blessings of the Season come true, and you have a sparkly New Year.

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


jean hart stewart said...

A sparkly new year to you too. I like that wish, it says so much. Hate bronchitis, get well and sell lots in the coming year...

Melissa Keir said...

I'm sorry you are under the weather. I hope you feel better soon! Both books sound great and how wonderful to have such a talented narrator.

Sharon Hamilton said...

Thanks so much. Yes, I'll begin to enjoy Christmas better, once I get out of a nightie! Yes, looking forward to a great 2016. Same to you!

Sharon Hamilton said...

Yes, I was to have flown to Kentucky for a Christmas Carol presentation directed by Robyn Peterman. JD and I were to meet up there. I'm missing all that now, being stuck in bed. He is indeed my secret weapon, and I'm so lucky to have found him. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Cara Marsi said...

Sharon, I hope you feel better. I see you have the LOVE sign from Philly. Great picture. I love your SEAL books.

Sharon Hamilton said...

Thanks, Cara. I am advertising your book too, since I can't figure out how to use my FB account to reflect my own images, but what the heck. Might as well spread the love around, right?

Merry Christmas. I'm better today. But had a big sleep last 2 days.

J.D. Hart said...

The Cheer will continue long after the bronchitis has gone. So sorry you got the bug and we missed the play in Kentucky. Glad you are feeling better my princess. Merry Christmas to you and the greatest new year imaginable! xoxoxox

Sharon Hamilton said...

Same for you, my prince! You have the best Christmas and New Year ever! Thanks for being part of my great 2015!!

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