Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Book Tour for Illusions by Kacey Hammell (Guest Blog & GIVEAWAY)


Kacey Hammell's got a suspenseful and exciting new book out with an intriguing bit of the paranormal thrown into the story to make it even more enjoyable.  Today I'm bringing you a taste of Illusions.  Courtesy of Goddess Fish Promotions Kacey's here today talking about how she keeps a series fresh and letting me host a giveaway.  So read on and discover more about Kacey and her great new read.

When writing a series, how do you keep it fresh?

I take each story on its own. Though we see most of the characters in “The Arms of the Law” series, each romance belongs to the hero/heroine that I’m writing at that time.

I try not to bog down each story with recurring characters, only allowing the appearance a time or two, while keeping the focus to the main characters. While all stories are set in the same town, sometimes the same business, I try to have the characters in other settings that haven’t been done before. I want readers to be pulled in by the settings as much as the characters. With the “In the Arms of the Law” series, it is difficult because of the vast assortment of detectives, special agents, and other law enforcement, as well as the hospital that is also an important setting. However, I think I’ve been able to balance everything and show new places and people to keep readers guessing and coming back for more.

As a fan of series’ I love revisiting old characters, the best friends that are relied on for advice and fun, the sibling that is as magnetic and appealing as the main character is.  But each romance belongs to the hero/heroine in each individual story.

Thank you for having me at your blog!

Kacey

ILLUSIONS
By Kacey Hammell
Book 1: In the Arms of the Law
Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Protection. Adventure. Love.
It's all found within The Arms of the Law...

Detective Isabella Knowles, a tough-as-nails cop, lives by the law, and knows what she wants out of life. And it doesn't include marriage or all that comes with it. Everything Isabella has ever known seems like an illusion when a new relationship makes her feel more alive than ever before.  She isn’t happy about it and fights it every step of the way.

Burned by his fiancĂ© years ago, seer and P.I., Brady Jacobs never wants another commitment in his life.  But his bachelorhood and heart are threatened when he has one of his visions and see a killer striking too close to the woman he has recently come to love.

Danger lurks close to home and neither Brady nor Isabella like that they can’t control every situation…especially matters of the heart.

EXCERPT:

“What’s this? A party and no one told me?”

At the newest addition to the conversation, Isabella’s pulse accelerated double-time. She looked toward the door.

Man, I don’t need this today.

Brady Jacobs walked—no, sauntered—into the office and heading toward Ethan, spared her not a glance.

Black denim jeans encased his firm, shapely ass like a second skin and a black T-shirt with sleeves rolled over his beautiful biceps. He looked good enough to eat. A flood of heat coursed through her body. Brady was a man who was confident in himself and when he entered the room, there was a ripple effect. Everyone sat up to take notice of him and women practically swooned, eager to catch his eye. But Brady rarely gave any one woman the time of day. He was adamant about keeping his personal life private, and his no-commitment rule was always in full force. Something he was always upfront about with the ladies.

“Hey, pal. Great game this morning.” Brady slapped Ethan on the back.

“Shit, Jacobs. You kicked my ass and then some.” Ethan chuckled. “My head just wasn’t in it today.” Isabella could see Ethan’s gaze move again toward the newspaper on Alicia’s desk.

If it wouldn’t be obvious, I’d snatch it and run to burn it.

“Morning, Ms. Alicia. How’s my sugar-girl today?” Brady headed over to Alicia’s desk, ruffling her hair as he stepped behind her, as if she were his little sister.

Leave it to Brady. Always make the ladies feel special.

AUTHOR BIO:

Canadian-born author, Kacey Hammell is a self-proclaimed book-a-holic, who began reading romances at a young age and became easily addicted.  As a Mom of three, Kacey has made certain that each of her children know the value of the written word and the adventures they could escape on by becoming book-a-holics in their own right.

A decade ago, while working for multiple review sites, Kacey quickly discovered that she was developing the writing bug. Thanks to the encouragement of her own beloved hero husband, she decided to try her hand at writing.

With a love of contemporary settings, modern day romances and the happily ever after, as well as the excitement of suspense, Kacey creates stories in genres she’s familiar with and that she loves most. She also loves vampires who nibble the necks of the heroines, ghosts who can't leave a loved one, shape-shifters who are sexier than hell and the thought of her very own werewolf or were-cat to tame makes her tremble!

Readers can contact Kacey at kaceyhammell@gmail.com

Readers can learn more about Kacey’s books and contact her via:

Website/Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Amazon

**********GIVEAWAY**********

Prize is a a goodie package sent via snail mail (consisting of magnets, pen, notepads), plus THREE (3) ebooks of their choice from Decadent Publishing to one randomly drawn commenter.

-Giveaway is to US/CAN!
-To be entered just leave a comment along with your email addy
-One commenter will be chosen randomly from all comments made throughout the tour, so the more tour stops you make a comment on the greater your chances of winning.  A list of all participating blogs can be found here.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 3/23.

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting me today! I appreciate it.

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  2. This sounds like the start of a really fun series. keep on writing.

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  3. Thank you Jane. Have a great day!

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  4. I like your ideas for keeping a series fresh. I tend to avoide series because of the commitment that some require. It's different if each one really is a successful stand-alone when I don't have to commit to the whole series.

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  5. Thanks Kacey for being here today at my site and a big thanks to everyone coming out to say HI to Kacey too! I'm a big fan of series and love that feeling of family that revisiting old characters gives me. Love the sound of this book and think everyone should run out and give it a try.

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  6. Thanks Catherine! I try to behave w/ recurring characters. I love them all so much it's hard not to feature them all the time. It's been difficult at times but not too bad.

    What is your fave existing series by an author currently, Joder? Anyone?

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    1. I have a few I'm addicted to...JR Ward's BDB, Sherrilyn Kenyon's DH, and Kressley Cole's IAD. The characters are intensely sexy and we get glimpses of them all again throughout the entire series.

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    2. I enjoy JR/Kenyon titles. Love Kresley a lot! They all do series very very well.

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  7. Sounds great, always looking for new authors to try

    sugerlady@aol.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Tamara! Hope you'll give Illusions a try when you can. Have a great evening.

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