Book Releases

Barely Breathing (A Colorado High Country Novel) — Look for the first book in my new Colorado High Country series on May 10! This new contemporary series is set in the small mountain community of Scarlet Springs and focuses on the lives and adventures of members of an alpine search and rescue team. It will be available in print and ebook, with audiobook coming sometime this fall.


Soul Deep out in audiobook! — Jack West, widower, rancher and former Army Ranger, gets his own love story in this special I-Team novella, which was picked by readers at Grave Tells as the Best Contemporary Romance of 2015. It will be out in audiobook any day now.


Seduction Game is out in paperback, (I-Team #7) — Holly and Nick’s story is out in all formats — ebook, audiobook, and paperback. Look for it in Wal-Mart, the Kroger chain of stores, Barnes & Noble, and your local bookseller.


Dead By Midnight: An I-Team Christmas is out! — The grand finale of the I-Team series finds all the couples you love brought together when terrorists attack holiday festivities at a historica hotel in downtown Denver. It’s bad news for the terrorists. They have no clue what they’ve done when they take Marc Hunter and his friends hostage. Featuring cameos by the men of New York Times bestselling author Kaylea Cross’s Hostage Rescue Team series. Available in ebook and paperback.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

I-Team Trivia, Round II (updated)



So far the scores line up like this:

First Place: Ronlyn
Second Place (a tie): Christi and Steff
Third Place (a tie): Tena and Jenn

And here are the answers for Round I:

1. What’s the name of bar/restaurant where Reece and Kara meet?

The Rio del Sol, or The Rio

2. What are Julian’s two undercover alias?

Dominic Conti and Tony Corelli.
Some of you put Dark Angel, but that's his street name, given to him by gang members, just like gang members called Tessa "Blondie."

3. What does CORA stand for?

Colorado Open Records Act.
A Colorado journalist's best friend!

4. How does Sophie finally recognize Marc?

In the cabin, he slips and calls her "Sprite."

5. What kind of vehicle does Reece drive (including color)?

A yellow Jeep Wrangler.
(He's switching now to a Prius due to gas prices, but that's not in the book. LOL!)

6. What does virginal, teenage Sophie expect a man’s penis to feel like?

Everyone got this right: A HOT DOG!

7. What is Tessa’s (and the author's) favorite kind of latte?

Triple grande skinny vanilla latte.
Got one on my desk right now.

8. What does I-Team stand for?

Investigative Team.
Kudos to those of you who added the name of the newspaper — The Denver Independent.

9. What kind of firearm does Marc carry?

A Glock .45 stolen off Kramer during his prison break.
I was impressed by how many of you remembered Kramer's name.

10. What does Connor call his mommy’s vibrator?

A jiggle stick.

Congrats to the four highest point winners in this round! Now on to Round II, where the questions get a bit tougher.

Here, once more, are The Rules.

To participate email your answers to me at pamelaclare @ earthlink . net (remove spaces) by the specified deadline.

Do not post your answers on the blog. However, feel free to comment on the discussion questions.

Each round of questions will remain on my blog for four days. The answers must arrive in my email before midnight on the fourth day.

When I ask for the name of someone or something, I mean the entire name. First names don't cut it.

After each round, the names of the highest scorers will be listed at the beginning of the next round. At the end of the 12-day contest, the participant who answered the most questions correctly will get a signed copy of the I-Team book of her choice together with a sample of "Marc" and "Sophie" perfumes.

If there is a tie, we'll have an instant death play-off on in my chat room.


I-Team Trivia, Round II Questions

1. What does Kara call Reece’s sister?

2. What kind of weapon does Julian carry normally?

3. What’s the name of the prison-made tool Marc uses to break out of handcuffs?

4. What’s the name of the chief of police in this series?

5. What’s the name of the strip club Julian visits under cover where girls are being used as sex slaves?

6. What is Sophie’s favorite way to make chocolate chip cookies?

7. What are the two names of the corporation behind the pollution in Kara’s investigation and Reece’s tire-burning bill?

8. What is the name of the gang leader who warms to Tessa and helps her unravel the identity of the villain?

9. Where do Marc and Sophie first make love?

10. What last name was Tessa born with?

Today's discussion question: Which of the three heroes — Reece, Julian or Marc — would you most like to sleep with? Which one do you think would be best in bed?


Have a great day everyone! Please get your answers to me by 11:59 on Sunday! And good luck!

Update: Steff sent me her answers and like a true blonde, I lost them. She got them in well before the deadline, and so I'm counting them.

There is only 1/2 a point separating First and Second Place at this moment, so who knows who will win?

If you didn't play Round I, feel free to jump in on Round II anyway. I will be giving surprises and bonus prizes.
Sunday, June 22, 2008

I-Team Trivia, Round I


Composite image by Jennifer Johnson

Welcome to I-Team Trivia!

This is your chance to show off your knowledge of my I-Team series and to win some cool prizes. Here are the rules: There will be three rounds of questions, each growing progressively more difficult and each featuring trivia questions from all three I-Team stories that are already published. There will be one or two discussion questions, as well.

The Rules

To participate email your answers to me at pamelaclare @ earthlink . net (remove spaces) by the specified deadline.

Do not post your answers on the blog. However, feel free to comment on the discussion questions.

Each round of questions will remain on my blog for four days. The answers must arrive in my email before midnight on the fourth day.

When I ask for the name of someone or something, I mean the entire name. First names don't cut it.

After each round, the names of the highest scorers will be listed at the beginning of the next round. At the end of the 12-day contest, the participant who answered the most questions correctly will get a signed copy of the I-Team book of her choice together with a sample of "Marc" and "Sophie" perfumes.

If there is a tie, we'll have an instant death play-off on in my chat room.

Now let the fun begin. And may the most rabid I-Team fan win!!!


Round I Questions


1. What’s the name of bar/restaurant where Reece and Kara meet?

2. What are Julian’s two undercover alias?

3. What does CORA stand for?

4. How does Sophie finally recognize Marc?

5. What kind of vehicle does Reece drive (including color)?

6. What does virginal, teenage Sophie expect a man’s penis to feel like?

7. What is Tessa’s (and the author's) favorite kind of latte?

8. What does I-Team stand for?

9. What kind of firearm does Marc carry?

10. What does Connor call his mommy’s vibrator?


Discussion question: Which villain(s) do you dislike the most? If you got to shoot just one person in the series, who would it be?

Answers are due in my email by 11:59 on Thursday, June 26.
Friday, June 06, 2008

My new car


Just thought I'd pop in and share a photo of my new baby. The car that was totaled on May 9 was a 2006 Nissan Sentra. I loved that car, and it repaid my love by saving my son's life. After driving around in borrowed vehicles for a month, I finally brought home a new car!

It's a cherry-red Mazda 3, and it's so fun to drive! I never thought I'd have anything like this, but after test-driving it and seeing all of its extra features, I really felt that it would hold its resale value longer than another Nissan. Plus people told me that, because I'm not a car person at all. But what they said was backed up by stuff on the Internet — so it must be the truth, right?

I'm happy to say that SueZ has already told me she'll allow me to pick her up from the airport in this car. So she's not ashamed to be seen with me any longer.

Untamed is written and in to the publisher, but it's doubtful that readers will see the version I wrote. Due to increases in the cost of shipping and the laws of physics which state that only so many books can fit in a box, the publisher is looking at cutting possibly as much as 100 pages in order to make it smaller. Needless to say, I am both heart-broken and pissed off. I ended up feeling very satisfied with the version I sent in. I hate to see anything cut from Morgan and Amalie's story.

I'm taking some time off this week to reeee-lax, which I desperately need to do. Between computer crashes, car crashes, graduations, award ceremonies, movie premiers and book deadlines, things have been too busy and too stressful.

Then I promise we'll play "I-Team Trivia!"

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