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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Want another quick dose of the I-Team?



Not long ago, I had what was actually a good idea. It happens now and then, particularly after a strong cup of coffee.

I was thinking about the one and only novella I’ve ever written and how nobody in the world seemed to know that it existed. Heaven Can’t Wait originally appeared as part of chick-lit-ish anthology titled Catch of the Day. I was the pee-wee author of the group, new to the contemporary romance scene, with only three historicals and Extreme Exposure to my name. The anthology came out, and that was pretty much all I ever heard about it.

Some of you have read it, I know, but a lot of you probably don’t realize there’s a story set between Extreme Exposure and Hard Evidence that features I-Team characters. Now you have a chance to read that story for much less than the cost of buying the anthology because it’s available in e-book format.

I called my editor a few months back and suggested that it be carved out and set loose for fans of the I-Team series. And now it is. Hurray! So those of you who haven’t read it don’t have to wait for another dose of the I-Team.

Here's the info:

Heaven Can't Wait
Price: $2.99
ePub ISBN: 9781101217917
Adobe ISBN:9781101217900


I had to hunt for it, but I found it only at Barnes and Noble at this point. If you find it elsewhere, please share the link. I imagine it will be available through Amazon at some point, as well.

I posted an excerpt from the story not long ago here on this blog. (Click here to read it.) Heaven Can’t Wait is perhaps the hottest story I’ve written in that it deals with a couple — Lissy and Will — who have a bet about who can last till after their wedding without asking for sex. Each wants the other to lose so that they win the bet — and have sex, too. There’s no serious investigation in this story. Lissy is the paper’s fashion editor, and Will is a former college football star turned sports reporter. So it’s the lightest story I’ve written.

Those of you who enjoyed Gabe’s alternative to playing checkers will find Lissy and Will's game of Sex Scrabble entertaining.

I just wanted to make you aware of it because otherwise you probably wouldn’t hear about it. I don’t think you need an e-book (a Kindle or Nook or whatever) to read it. I think it can be read on your computer. So that ought to mean that everyone has access to it.

Chat transcript is up!
The transcript from last Saturday’s spoiler chat is posted on my Goodreads page. If you’re not signed up with Goodreads it might be worth exploring. I edited the transcript lightly to fix spelling errors and remove exits and entrances. It was more then 77 pages of text when pasted into a Word document. No one would want to read through that! But be warned: It was a spoiler chat. The purpose of the chat was to give those who rushed out, got the book and read it a place to talk about it without having to watch themselves when it came to spoilers. Click here to check it out, though you probably have to be a Goodreads member to access it. There are two parts because it was very loooooong....

Coming soon!
I went through the transcript of the chat and found some questions I missed. I’ll post answers to those here.

Also, there was a request for a frybread recipe. I’m working on that and will have that for you, too.

Plus, I have something very special to share with those of you who want to learn more about the Navajo and want a chance to see life on the reservation.

Then, of course, there are interviews with I-Team heroes that I keep threatening to unleash on you, more contests, trivia games, updates on my shackling bill (yes, it’s really happening!) and more. So stay tuned!

In the meantime, everyone have a wonderful weekend!

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow.

Just when I promised I wouldn't spend any more money on books this week.

Off I go to Barnes and Noble...

Thank you! You can never have enough of the I-Team!

http://www.mobipocket.com/en/eBooks/eBookDetails.asp?BookID=279395

I have no idea if that link works. I found it on the Mobipocket website...

Hi, Sonya Natalia — I pasted it into my browser, and it went straight to the book. Thanks for the link!

Hi, Anonymous — At least it's only three bucks. Sorry about that. Hopefully it will be worth it.

ronna15 said...

I loved HEAVEN CAN'T WAIT!! It's so fun and emotional. I think I mentioned the scrabble game in the chat cause I was reminded by it with the hat-picking game in NAKED EDGE.

So many things to look forward too! Especially that interview. Can't wait.

Also, cquick question Pamela(cause I forgot to ask this in the chat), I tried to figure this out before, but it got really confusing. So, could you help me out with the ages of all the ITeam heroes and heroines upto the end of NAKED EDGE. And their kids too(not a necessity, but just if you have time).

And is Tom and Kara's mom still dating/married/living togehter/separated?

Thanks a bunch!!!

-ronna

Christine said...

Oh my gosh! There's just so much excitement going on right now that I don't even know what to do with myself!
PS-since reading NE, I've taken an interest in my school's measly native american section of the stacks. And I think I know what I want to research with my cultural anthropology degree... I just keep getting inspiration from you!!!

Hi, Ronna — Yes, you did mention the Sex Scrabble game at the chat. I remember that.

As far as the ages of the I-Team heroes and heroines and their kids go... I would have to spent a good hour or so hunting all of that down. It's not something I know off the top of my head. Sorry!

As for Tom, yes, he and Lily — Kara's mom — are shacking up together and they may be moving closer to something more permanent in the next book. :-)

I didn't get much time to spend on other characters in NAKED EDGE, in part because the book was already so long.

Hi, Christina — I'd love to hear all about your ideas for your research in cultural anthropology. Feel free to email me about if you want. I'm thrilled to hear that NE has helped to inspire you. Thanks kind of you to say. And good luck with it! You must be on/near spring break right now.

Debbie H said...

LMAO, I remember you telling us that Benjy caught you playing Sex Scrabble alone and just shook his head.

I loved Will and Lissy's story. *sigh*

OMG! I had no idea! I am getting the e-book today!
Almost done with Naked Edge! ahhh, Pamela, I just have to tell you this..... IT ROCKS. I love it!

Brande

Lori said...

I remember when you posted that excerpt! I'll go looking for it now. Thanks!

As for the chat, I was in the middle of the book, so didn't want to spoil it. And now I'm sooo glad I didn't participate in the chat, but I'm kicking myself for not finishing it a day earlier, LOL. I loved it, Pamela.

linda said...

Had a great time at the chat, though I didn't stay long. Sex scrabble? Now that has possibilities. I did think Gabe's game was a good alternative to checkers. Have a great weekend!

Scorpio M. said...

I hope the novella comes to Kindle, I want to read about sex scrabble!

Raquel said...

Hi, Pamela.

I found it at Sony Store.

http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/pamela-clare/heaven-cant-wait/_/R-400000000000000203984

I hope BooksOnBoard or publisher site will have it soon because I can't order it at Sony from Japan. *pout*

By the way, the Japanese translation of Surrander hit the shelve today! I already bought and devoured it.
It was really amazing book.

Here is the link at Amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC%E3%82%BF%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E6%88%A6%E5%A3%AB%E3%81%AB%E5%8F%A3%E3%81%A5%E3%81%91%E3%82%92-%E3%83%B4%E3%82%A3%E3%83%AC%E3%83%83%E3%82%B8%E3%83%96%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B9-F-%E3%82%AF-6-3/dp/4863322259/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1269048882&sr=8-1

Raquel said...

Oh, I meant Surrender, not Surrander.
Sorry for the silly typo.

Mary G said...

Lots of exciting stuff to look forward to. Thanks Pamela.

linda said...

Pamela, I'm considering coming to RomCon in July. I'd have to clear a lot of hurdles first - I don't even have a passport, good grief! and the cost is a great big ouch, but where it's taking place in CO - my book's setting - I'm starting to think it's an opportunity I should try to take if I can manage it at all. If you have time at any point, I would love to chat with you about it by email or on Facebook. Hope you're having a great weekend.

I just finished Naked Edge. Loved it!

Thanks, Debbie. Yes, I think growing up with a mom who's a romance novelist leads to some strange situations. :-)

Hi, Brandé — I'm so glad you're enjoying the story. Thank you for telling me. I hope you like Heaven Can't Wait, too. :-)

Hi, Lori — Would you be interested in joining in if I had another chat? Let me know. There are a lot of folks who missed the first one for the same reason you did. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the story! :-)

Linda, you have a good weekend, too. I was happy you were able to be there as long as you were. Thanks for taking the time.

Hi, Scorpio — I think it's available in a format that will at least be readable on your computer, so if it doesn't get Kindle-ized, there's always that option. I haven't heard back about that yet.

Hi, Raquel — Thanks so much for sharing the link to the Japanese translation of SURRENDER. I love the cover — so pretty! I didn't even realize it was out. How is the title translated? I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Maybe UNTAMED will be released soon. As for typos — I am the reining queen of typos, so no worries.

Hi, Mary G — You are so welcome!

Hi, Linda — Email me any time. I'm registered and would love to meet you in person. It should be a fun event. I was planning on taking a group of readers on a tour of the real places in the I-Team stories, including Rocky Mountain National Park. It would be great to have you along.

Hi, Jill — Thank you so much for taking time to post! I'm thrilled that you read the story and double-thrilled to know that you enjoyed it. That means a lot to me. :-)

Anonymous said...

Pamela: AWESOME! I was wondering about getting to know Will more just from having read "Extreme Exposure" alone (I just got into the I-Team series). Thanks for the heads up on your novella! I think I'll go ahead and read it before the next in the series.

I enjoyed this little blog as well. As always, you give us the "down to earth" version of what it feels like to have traveled through your career path (particularly liked your comment about being the "pee wee author of the group" in the anthology - LOL!). For me, you're both "one of the romance reading buds" and yet one of MY most cherished romance authors! (Don't believe the "pee wee" description can still be applied! ;) I sure can't say any of my other favorite authors stand out like that. So cool! :)
K.

Hi, K — I hope you enjoyed Kara and Reece's story. Perfect timing for Heaven Can't Wait. :-)

I'm glad you find the blog posts interesting. I'm always worried that my random babbling is going to bore people to tears. LOL!

And thanks! You're very sweet!

ronna15 said...

Oh, ok. That's cool Pamela. Tell me when you have the time! ;D

-ronna

Raquel said...

Hi, Pamela

The title is roughly translated as Kissing the Warrior in Kilt.
It seems to me the titles, which shout out loud "Readers, here comes Scots hero", are popular here. :D
I've already read Untamed before, but I hope it will be released in the near future.

I just learned that HEAVEN CAN'T WAIT is now available on Kindle.

http://tinyurl.com/yeqqvyo

It says on the page that the title isn't available in the United States, but that's an Amazon glitch that the publisher has already corrected. So, once that makes it through Amazon's system, you ought to be able to download it to your Kindle.

Enjoy!

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