Tag Archives: Valentine’s Day

Book tour ending just in time to celebrate LOVE

14 Feb

Today my virtual tour for my latest novel Me Tarzan–You Jane ends officially, just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s been a crazy fast ride, with over 40 blog stops, reviews and spotlights and I’m grateful for each and every one of them. I’m exhausted but happy at the same time, and humbled by the love and support of those amazing readers willing to give my books a chance and a place on their favorite bookshelf. 

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I didn’t grow up with Valentine’s Day and I’m not a big believer in needing a certain day to celebrate love. Personally love is something that needs to be cherished, felt, encouraged, celebrated on a daily basis, not only in one particular day. Life is fragile and fleeting and telling and showing your loved ones you love them as often as possible should be top priority on everyone’s list.

With that being said, to those of you who do celebrate Valentine’s, Day, I wish you the kind of love that takes your breath away. The kind of love that feeds your soul and heart in ways nothing else does. The kind of love that replaces your sleep and need to rest. The kind of love that makes your toes curl and your stomach an ocean of butterflies. The kind of love that bursts open your chest because your heart isn’t big enough to withhold it all. Because without love we are nothing.

Be loved and love back!

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New Release! Of love and Magic–an Anthology

2 Feb

Loving for love this Valentines? Check out Of love and Magic! Five romantic tales wrapped in magic  coming out on February 1st! My story is titled Angel in a Black Fedora! Here are the blurbs for all the books and a link to preorder your copy!

 
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Five intriguing romances wrapped in love and magic

    • Angel in a Black Fedora, by Sherry Gammon: Ciel Björk died a tragic death…but she got over it. Now she works as an undercover angel, answering people’s prayers. She’s sent to the sleepy little town of Port Fare, New York to help turn Chloe’s dreams into reality. As secrets are revealed, Ciel soon learns that things are not as simple as they seem.
    •  Wish in Her Hand, by Amberlee Day: Professor Miri Keeler’s life is perfect, and she knows just the sort of man she wants to share it with. When she meets a genie who’s willing to grant her a favor, she uses her wish to get the attention of her crush, poet Jamison Arbor. But has the genie’s magic missed its target? Miri suddenly has the attention of not only Jamison, but also of Alex, an attractive maintenance man. How will she know which is the right match for her, or what’s real and what’s magic?

 

    • Reality Ever After, by Cami Checkett: Pregnant at eighteen, Sydney Richland’s happily ever after is in serious peril. Her grandmother’s ghost can work miracles, but she also might ruin Sydney’s chances with the man of her dreams.
    • Prom Diaries, by Taylor Hart: Sixteen-year-old Lacy O’Donnell discovers her best friend has cast a spell, putting everyone in a time loop, forcing them to relive the same four days before prom over and over. The good thing—Lacy doesn’t remember the loop. The bad thing—Drake Davis, the guy she’s been stalking, does. Only true love’s kiss can break the spell, but true love’s kiss has to happen at a precise moment. It’s not exact science…it’s exact magic.
  • The What If Wish, by Lucy McConnell: Morana is doomed to a life cataloging spells deep below the palace unless she can make her magic bloom. If her deepest wish comes true, it would open up all sorts of possibilities. The whispers that she was a fluke of nature would hush. The King would stop stalking her. Her parents would no longer live under a cloud of shame. And, Adam could look at her as more than a friend. Despite the promises magic holds, Morana will quickly learn that the thing she wishes for most, could quickly be her undoing.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sherry Gammon

 

I write. I love. I dream. I write.

12 Feb

My interview for the Phoenix Magazine February edition is not random. Nor is the subject; romance writing. Why romance?

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Well, it’s simple; I’m a sucker for all things romance. For as long as I remember I’ve been in love. Starting with kindergarten and the boy with blond curls who took my hand each morning I enter the class, crying for my mommy, and ending with my hubby who stole my heart many years ago and still refuses to give it back.

I write romance because love is the universal language uniting two hearts regardless of their background, color, age, religion. Love conquers all. And since February is the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day the article comes at the right time to shed light into writing romance and what it takes to publish in today’s fast-paced industry and the era of electronic books.

I won’t lie;  when I met Brian Goddard, the art director for the photo session I was a nerve-wreck. But Brian is a pro; he talked art–my kind of language, and soon I was comfortable enough and loosen up a little to even laugh. My son Patrick was there (to cheer me up, of course). I remember the exact moment when Brian took this photo because I was looking at Patrick, and I love it!

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At the end of the session Brian asked if I were okay reading a snippet from A World Apart, one of my books. In front of the camera. Say what??? My heartbeat became erratic, my palms clammy. “Can you do this?” Brian asked.

“Sure, why not?” I said, trying to sound as if I’ve done it a million times. The truth is no one ever heard me reading from my books (I’m very aware of my accent). The reading is posted on the Phoenix Magazine’s youtube channel for everyone to see it.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

BORN IN SIN

14 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day, Everyone!

Did your sweetie spoil you with breakfast in bed, flowers and chocolate? I hope so. And I also hope you’re having a fantastic day.

And since today we celebrate love and make/receive presents here my gift to you. I’m delighted to reveal the cover for my new historical drama titled BORN IN SIN (release date TBA).

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Is this not gorgeous? I never believed in love at first sight until I saw this drawing by the incredible german artist Eve Ventrue. She creates covers for several authors among them J.S. Chancellor,  Amber Argyle,  and Suze Reese. She also collaborates with Applibot Inc. Japan for the “Legend of the Cryptids” and KLab Inc. Japan as well. 

Eve’s talent is out of this world–no exaggeration. If angels walk among us, Eve is one of them. Never saw so much raw emotions encompassed in a drawing as in Eve’s art. Her portfolio can be found here. When I contacted her I have to admit that I was beyond nervous if she’d say yes to my offer. Several email later Eve agreed to sell me the drawing and here it is. I hope one day to interview her and reveal more of her work.

As for the story, for those of you familiar with my short story I Was Here–Before You Came published under Prose by Design‘s umbrella, you might recall along with Ilias, the main hero, five other brave men joined him in his quest for revenge against Emperor Traianus. BORN IN SIN is Zyraxes’ story.

BLURB:

Loathing the thought of his beloved Oriana in the arms of another man, fearless Zyraxes delivers death upon the Roman enemy. With only the rugged land as his bed and the sky as his blanket, trouble finds him often.

Summoned to aid Oriana’s father in the war against two powerful enemies—one of them Oriana’s savage husband—Zyraxes proves himself worthy of more than just noble titles and coin. But he wants none of it. What he wants is her.

When Zyraxes discovers a broken and nearly dead Oriana, though forbidden, he disregards her father’s orders to leave her to her death, and instead chooses to protect and conceal her. Will saving her be enough to win her heart? Will his part royal lineage make him worthy of her love?

I would absolutely love to hear your opinions about both the cover and the blurb. Like it/ hate it? Interesting/boring? What do you think?

Valentine’s Day Doesn’t Live Here

14 Feb

With the risk of being stoned by everyone reading this blog I’m not a Valentine’s Day fan. I wasn’t raised with this tradition therefore even after living in the States for the past 8 years I still don’t celebrate it.

It’s not because I had bad experiences. Or because someone broke my heart and I lost faith in the power of love. Or because I’m not in love. I’m very much in love with my husband. And yet I don’t need a special day to tell him or prove him I love him with all my heart. Love doesn’t need special days, special settings, special actions and special gifts to be confirmed, to be celebrated. It’s the everyday butterflies in your stomach looking at your loved one. It’s the warmth spreading through your body hugging your loved one. It’s the heart booming in your chest at the touch and kiss of your loved one.

I tell my husband I love him every day, every time we are on the phone, every time I leave the house. I hold his hand while driving. I hug and kiss him with the same passion I always felt for him. I take him out on a date or just snuggle next to him watching a movie. It’s about what I give and less what I get. Because love is not about measures and can’t be scaled.

Love is everywhere, everyday, in everyone and everything.

 

Follower Love Giveaway Hop

6 Feb

Spread the love… spread the word about another fantastic blog hop organized by Kathy at I’m A Reader Not A Writer with the help of Rachael Renee Anderson. Thank you ladies for all the hard work that went into putting together this virtual event.

As with other hops the rules are very simple. All you have to do is enter the contest below. And since I’m on a book tour, I take advantage of this opportunity to give away a 10$ iTunes gift card along with 3 e-copies of my new novel A World Apart which was released at the end of December last year. This hop couldn’t come at a better moment because the main heroes in A World Apart Romanian trauma surgeon Lt. Cassandra Toma and American trauma surgeon Maj. David Hunt meet for the first time on Valentine’s Day while deployed at the Black Sea. The Follower Love Giveaway Hop will end on Valentine’s Day. You see the connection?

Now to the fun part–the contest. Good luck everyone!