Book Releases

Holding On (Colorado High Country #6) —
The Colorado High Country series returns with Conrad and Kenzie's story.

A hero barely holding on…

Harrison Conrad returned to Scarlet Springs from Nepal, the sole survivor of a freak accident on Mt. Everest. Shattered and grieving for his friends, he vows never to climb again and retreats into a bottle of whiskey—until Kenzie Morgan shows up at his door with a tiny puppy asking for his help. He’s the last person in the world she should ask to foster this little furball. He’s barely capable of managing his own life right now, let alone caring for a helpless, adorable, fluffy puppy. But Conrad has always had a thing for Kenzie with her bright smile and sweet curves. One look into her pleading blue eyes, and he can’t say no.

The woman who won’t let him fall…

Kenzie Morgan’s life went to the dogs years ago. A successful search dog trainer and kennel owner, she gets her fill of adventure volunteering for the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue Team. The only thing missing from her busy life is love. It’s not easy finding Mr. Right in a small mountain town, especially when she’s unwilling to date climbers. She long ago swore never again to fall for a guy who might one day leave her for a rock. When Conrad returns from a climbing trip haunted by the catastrophe that killed his best friend, Kenzie can see he’s hurting and wants to help. She just might have the perfect way to bring him back to the world of the living. But friendship quickly turns into something more—and now she’s risking her heart to heal his.

In ebook and soon in print!

About Me

My photo
I grew up in Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, then lived in Denmark and traveled throughout Europe before coming back to Colorado. I have two adult sons, whom I cherish. I started my writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor of two different papers. Along the way, my team and I won numerous state and several national awards, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service. In 2011, I was awarded the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award for Journalism. Now I write historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense.


Seductive Musings

Wednesday, April 06, 2011



You’ve read the stories. You’ve loved the heroes. Now test your knowledge of the I-Team series.

Here are the rules:

Since no one can tell who’s looking in the books and who isn’t, we’ll make the playing field level by saying this is an open-book trivia contest.

Answer each question as thoroughly and specifically as you can. There may be more than one answer per question, so read closely and think carefully. I am the sole arbiter of whether an answer is correct or not. Credit will be given for answers that are mostly correct.

E-mail your answers to me at pamelaclare at earthlink dot net by 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Saturday, April 9. Anything arriving in my e-mail Inbox after that will be disqualified.

Already I have nine completed I-Team Trivia entries, and most of the answers are right! I-Team fans rock! You are fantastic!

Answers will be posted here on April 12. We can’t pre-empt Man-Titty Monday, can we?


The more correct answers you have, the more chances you have to win! All winners will be chosen by an online contest randomizer.

Everyone who participates will be entered into a drawing for a signed copy of Breaking Point.

Third Place — Anyone who gets 30 answers or more right will be entered in a drawing for a signed copy of Breaking Point and a $10 Amazon gift card.

Second Place — Anyone who gets 40 or more answers right will be entered in a drawing for a drawing for a signed copy of Breaking Point and a $15 Amazon gift card.

First Place — Anyone who gets all 50 right will be entered into a drawing for a signed copy of Breaking Point and a $20 Amazon gift card, and a walk-on cameo in the next I-Team novel as a character of my choice.

Grand Prize — Anyone who gets more than 50 right — all 50 questions plus the bonus questions — will be entered into a drawing for a signed copy of Breaking Point and a $25 Amazon gift card, a personal phone call from me and the chance to read the next I-Team novel as it is being written as part of the feedback team.

Round II will take place toward the end of the month and will involve matching the hero or heroine to the quote.

Now, here we go for Round I. Enjoy!

1. What are the names of Kara and Reece’s children? List them in the order in which they were born.

2. What weapon did the bad guy in Naked Edge use to force Kat to cooperate?

3. What was Julian’s father’s profession?

4. Who is the managing editor of the Denver Independent?

5. What did Webb use to neutralize Gabe?

6. Who is Kara McMillian’s “baby daddy”?

7. June 9, 1996: What is this date, and why was it important to remember?

8. What is Julian Darcangelo’s undercover name?

9. Name of the sacred site east of Boulder that plays an important role in Naked Edge.

10. What high-point-value word does Will use to win at Sex Scrabble?

11. What does Bilagáanaa mean?

12. What martial art does Julian practice daily to maintain his physical and mental state?

13. What is Marc’s e-mail address?

14. Name Megan’s baby daddy.

15. Kat and Gabe were almost killed three times. List them.

16. What is Kara’s mother’s name?

17. Who calls Kat and Gabe “busy bunnies”?

18. Where was Tessa born?

19. How old was Holly when she lost her virginity, and where did it happen?

20. Give Kat and Gabe’s daughter’s Diné name and its meaning.

21. Name the “secret location” Kara was taken for her protection.

22. What did Marc find and remove from Sophie’s bedside table when he visited her apartment in secret? What did he leave in their place?

23. Who is the first person to die in Hard Evidence?

24. How did Sophie realize Marc Hunter was Hunt?

25. What does Alice James do to protect her corn crop each year?

26. What is the name of the puppy that Reece brings home from the pound for Connor?

27. What are Tessa and Julian’s “gang names”?

28. A pastor and his wife give Megan shelter. What are their names?

29. What is the Indian name of the ceremony that is interrupted at the beginning of Naked Edge?

30. What type of car do Syko and Flaco’s minions drive?

31. Name all of John Cross’s accomplices.

32. What drug was used to ensure Megan’s fellow victims overdosed and died?

33. Who was the first person Marc had sex with and how old was he?

34. What type of weapon does Julian carry?

35. What did Marc earn in Afghanistan?

36. What was Tessa’s original last name?

37. Name the halfway house where Megan stayed before going on the run.

38. What does Kat sprinkle on the ground after seeing a coyote?

39. Gabe describes Kat and himself as the 8th and 9th dwarves. What names did he use?

40. Name the camp Megan where stayed when she was a little girl.

41. What is Kat’s Lakota nickname?

42. Which name for a character in the I-Team series is also used for a character in the MacKinnon’s Rangers series?

43. What speech does Tom typically give when he’s grandstanding about the role of journalism in society?

44. What team did Will play for in college?

45. Who is Malibu Melanie?

46. Name the two young women who were tricked into overdosing by the bad guys.

47. How many confirmed kills did Hunt have as an army sniper?

48. What does Julian give Tessa to help her sleep after she is molested by an intruder while taking a bath?

49. Where did Julian and Tessa kiss for the first time?

50. Who has sex in the snow?

Bonus Questions:

B1. How far was Marc’s record-setting kill shot?

B2. What is CKD?

B3. Complete this quote —
Inmate: “What you in for, baby?”
I-Team heroine: “Castrating some guy because he ________me.”

B4. What friend of Will’s does Holly make out with in public?

B5. What is our word for what the Diné call Náhookos Biko'?

Have fun and thanks for playing!

A special and very heart-felt thanks to: Michelle, Stef, SueZ, Libby, and Ronlyn for helping me get the questions put together for this. We would not be doing this today without them!


Lucy said...

Yikes!! I just skimmed through the questions and, boy, some are pretty tough .

landipan said...

Sent my Answers in,and dang they were tough,lol,I hope a got some right!

I sent them to,was that the right email address?

Hi, Lucy — Yes, they're pretty difficult. Last year, I thought they were hard, but almost everyone got them all right. So we had to work harder this year.

Landipan, yes, that's the right e-mail address. :-)

Alison said...

Good questions! Y'all did a great job...I can't wait to get started answering them! Too bad I have to work right now :-)

j3nny said...

I am work too but wow some of these are pretty tough!! It'll definitely take me a while to answer these :) looking forward to it!

Tonya said...

So, what's with all the nit-picky details? LOL Well, I thought I knew these books from front to back. Apparently I don't know them as well as I thought. I'll have to look a few of them up. I do know all the ones from UC though. That's the one I've read the most. You did a great job with the questions. I really thought I had this in the bag! HA!

If I need to extend the time people have to answer so that those of you who have jobs can have till next Sunday to answer, I'll do that.

In fact, let's do that.

As of now, the answers need to be in by 11:59 on Saturday, instead of Thursday.


Landipan, you did very well! You didn't get everything, but you got most of them. :-)

landipan said...

Yay,thank you! They were tough! There were some that I thought I knew that I realized I had no idea of lol.I think the toughest for me was the NE questions because I haven't gotten to that one yet in my re-read,still in the middle of Unlawful contact.

It was super fun though,thank you for all the fun things you do for us readers!

Wendy said...

Whew! Tricky, some of those!

I'm getting a kindle for my birthday in a week... Heaven Can't Wait is my first Kindle book! (read on the computer)

Thank you so much - Fun! The phone call and spot on the pre-reading team is a fantastic prize. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

landipan said...

LOL! I just looked back at my Trivia answers and realized in one of them I put an 'Extreme exposure' answer to a 'Naked Edge' question! I guess that's what I get for filling out trivia questions late at night instead of going to bed LOL,I must have been all confused and all over the place.

Silly me,hahah It is funny though!

Scorpio M. said...

Thank you for the time extension. I am fried from work and was worried I'll miss the deadline! :)

Whew now that is done....I really enjoyed my open book(s) was actually fun my son laughed at me and my "homework" daughter who is older/ she thinks...just shook her head & rolled her eyes at my five books I had open...but I had fun

thanks for the distraction if nothing else

inkbella said...

Ahhh These are tough Pamela! Good job!! I've got 3 I'm uber stuck on thank goodness it's sunny out and I can let the kids go out and play so I can skim through the books to find the answers without interuptions.

Mary G said...

You mean 11:59 PM right?

YES! Basically midnight.

j3nny said...

I can't believe I finished!

This was a lot of fun Pamela. Thanks a lot :)

I can't wait for the answers to be posted so I can see how I did. I feel like I'm back in school again and I can't wait for the professor to show me the grade xD

Damn I'm out of town and won't likely make it in time for the deadline since I get home on the 11th. I most definitely need to do the test open book so I have to wait until I get home to answer!

oklanannie said...

Finished and emailed my answers. My brain got a workout!! And it needed it. There were several that I was uncertain in my answers. Can't wait to see the answers and find out if I can still take a test and pass!!

inkbella said...

Ok my answers are submitted and I hope I did ok I was still majorly stumped on those 3 questions but I feel good about my other answers. most fun quiz ever though. Thanks Pamela and good luck to all those who entered!!

Doreen said...

That was a fun trivia challenge but I was missing one of my books so I had to fudge it on some answers. I obsessed over that too! LOL! Hopefully I got a good number correct! The Will questions got me though!
Thanks Pamela!

Kristin said...

I answered ALL of them! I'm almost positive four of them are wrong though. lol

Thanks for this contest Pamela, it was so fun! :-D

Inkbella, baby — CONGRATS on having the first PERFECT score so far on the I-Team Trivia Challenge.

Everyone is doing incredibly well, but only Inkbella's is 100 percent so far....

However, there are SO MANY of these that it may take me till Wednesday or even Thursday to have them all reviewed and have the answers + prizes posted on my blog.

Don't shoot me! I've been busy at work and not feeling great (neck).

I'll try hard to get it done tonight.

In the meantime, I just have to say that I-Team fans are SMART women — and they know these books better than some preachers know the Bible.

One of you uncovered an error I made in UNLAWFUL CONTACT that my editors missed.

One of you listed an accomplice I'd forgotten about entirely.

Several of you have listed multiple undercover aliases for Julian.

You. Just. Rock! :-)

inkbella said...

Oh I'm so happy!! *does happy dance* I absolutely had the best time studying for this quiz!! so much fun. Take it easy and take care of your self Pamela!!

Post a Comment

Follow Me


Seduction Game

Follow by Email

Blog Archive


Favorite Writing Quotes

"I am an artist. I am here to live out loud."
—Emile Zola

"I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day."
—James Joyce

"Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery."
—Jane Austen

"Writers are those for whom writing is more difficult that it is for others."
—Ernest Hemingway

"When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth."
—Kurt Vonnegut

"The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar is the test of their power."
—Toni Morrison

"No tears in the author, no tears in the reader."
—Robert Frost.

"I'm a writer. I give the truth scope."
—the character of Chaucer in
A Knight's Tale