Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Countdown to RIDE THE FIRE — Giveaway!


Somehow January has flown by, and we’re now one short week away from the big reissue of my third historical romance, Ride the Fire.

I am so excited to share this book with you, and to celebrate, I’m giving away a signed copy to one lucky person who posts below.

What’s special about Ride the Fire? Why is it one of my all-time favorites? 


I found my true voice as a writer while working on this novel.

It’s the first book I wrote that wasn’t tampered with in any way. No revisions. No cuts. No alterations.

It’s the first book I set during my favorite time period — the time of the French & Indian War (Seven Years’ War).

While doing the research for Ride the Fire, I stumbled across references to Colonial Rangers, which piqued my interest and eventually led to the MacKinnon’s Ranger series.

The subject matter is deeply personal for me, as the survivor of a childhood sexual assault.

No other book has demanded so much from me emotionally. I was left so drained after writing it that I couldn’t talk about it or even write the epilogue. I think the commitment I made to the story came through to the readers, making this a kind of break-through book for me.


Why is this reissue special? 


I’ve gone back, reedited the story, added some new material, and finally, FINALLY written the epilogue.

Here’s the blurb from the back of the book:


Sometimes survival isn’t just about staying alive…

Widowed and alone on the frontier, Elspeth Stewart will do whatever it takes to protect herself and her unborn child from the dangers of the wilderness and of men. Though her youthful beauty doesn’t show it, she is broken and scarred from the way men have treated her. So, when a stranger wanders onto Bethie’s land, wounded and needing her aid, she takes no risks, tying him to the bed and hiding his weapons before ministering to his injuries. 

But Bethie’s defenses cannot keep Nicholas Kenleigh from breaking down her emotional walls. The scars on his body speak of a violent past, but his gentleness, warmth, and piercing eyes arouse longings in her that she never imagined she had. As Nicholas and Bethie reveal to each other both their hidden desires and their tortured secrets, they discover that riding the flames of their passion might be the key to burning away the nightmares of their pasts.


For an excerpt, click here.

Contest Rules: Comment below by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 3 and tell me why you want to win. Be sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you! Believe it or not, there have been times when a person has won, but I had no way to reach her and she never responded to my post with the winners. Don’t let that person be you! Winners will be chosen using a contest randomizer on Feb. 4.

Let the fun begin!

Other news: 


·      Sweet Release and Carnal Gift (Kenleigh-Blakewell Family Saga, books 1 and 2) are being released in paperback next week, complete with sexy new covers. Now the whole Kenleigh-Blakewell trilogy will be available again!

·      Skin Deep (An I-Team After Hours novella) is now available in paperback through Amazon.com, CreateSpace.com and other venues.

48 comments:

Charina said...

I can't wait!!!! One more week!

landin said...

Soooo excited about the release! RTF was my first historical by you, and it was such an amazing read. But I always felt a little incomplete without the epilogue, I am SO GLAD that it's going to finally have it!

Strawberrymews AT aol DOT com

Kaetrin said...

This is one of the few books of yours I don't have Pamela and an autographed copy would be extra special. Thx for the giveaway. :)

hankts AT internode DOT on DOT net

elizabeth said...

I do not normally like historicals, but after reading the backs of the books, and the recommendations of all the street team members, I have bought all of Pamela Clare's library. Can not wait to add this one to the group.

Also, I do like war during time of the French and Indian War. Falls under my don't like war after the invention of gun powder.

Congratulations Pamela on a great series.

Elizabeth Gray
elizabethgr@sbcglobal.net

Sapphire16 said...

I am in-love with this series of yours. Now that Ride The Fire is about to be re-released after the much needed pampering from you to perfect this novel, I must admit that I am borderline giddy that Ruaidhri and Ailis' story will be told next!

Congratulations, Pamela!

UniquelyMoi said...

Congratulations, Pamela! Another dream realized. How many more will 2013 bring you?

Big hugs!

carrie said...

What a great way to celebrate! This is your only series that I have yet read and would really like to get a chance to read it, and get to experience what everyone else has already by getting to read it.

Mommy Wis(h)dom said...

I am thrilled to read Ride the Fire. This will be my first historical romance novel. I've LOVED every other book you've written and I know I'll love this one as well. Especially because you poured your heart and soul into it, those books are always the best. Thank you Pamela.
mommywishdom@yahoo.com
Kellie

Erin Hernandez said...

I only discovered your books about one year ago, but since then I have bought and read every single Pamela Clare novel there is (more than once)! My 30th birthday is February 4th and I already know what my birthday present to myself is going to be: Ride the Fire! I can't wait! =)

Pat F said...

I would love to read this book because it causes such emotion in you Pamela! Plus it seems to be the start of it all, and what an amazing list of wonderful books you have! The icing on the cake would be to have it autographed.

Thanks so much for the giveaway......


fordycep@gmail.com

lorimeehan said...

I discovered your book in the begging of 2012 and I fell in love with them. My first book was Surrender and I was hooked from the very first pages. Each book in the MacKinnon's Rangers was better then the last and I couldn't get enough. The way you ended Defiant was breathtaking and so emotional. I actually hugged the book. I can't wait for Joseph's book. I'm now on to the forth book of the I Team series having just finished Unlawful Contact a 5* read. I'm looking forward to Naked Edge.
Ride the Fire sounds so good. I was so excited when I saw you were releasing this book i did a happy dance and I promptly put it on my calendar.

Tonya said...

This was the first of your books that I ever discovered. I found a copy in a used bookstore, and loved it so much I had to hunt for others. Then I moved onto the I Team books. They've all been wonderful! Thank you for writing such great stories.

t-rawie@comcast.net

Sandy said...

Pamela! I love the I-team series but I've heard so many great things about your historical fiction novels and want to give it a try too. Your writing is amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

sha002 AT ucr DOT edu

K. M. Wert said...

Pamela, as you already know my Sister/bff introduced me to your work and after some time I finally gave in and boy am I glad I did! Now I have to build up my library and this would be an exquisite piece to add to my already growing collection! I loved Skin Deep and I am working my way through the rest of the I-Team series, as well as reading the Rangers series. I can't get enough of your books!!!

Nandini Shalmi said...

Finally!!! RTF is my fav historical from you. I've been browsing every indian book shopping site hoping atleast one of them will have stock of the book...i guess that was hopeless cos whi wanna not buy such an amazing book?! My fingers are crossed I get this book somehow...its sad how I dont get ur books so easily here in india...whether I win this or not, the reissue is gonna b a huge success..I'll try to get this somehow...thank you so much for d giveaway...fingers crossed I get dis one!

Email - shalmi27@hotmail.com

Carol L. said...

Congrats Pamela on the release of RTF. I'm definitely putting it on my TRL now. Your MacKinnon's Rangers is my favorite series . Thank you for this opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

LS said...

You are new to me, I would love to read this. Historicals are fun to read as I hated history when I was a kid. Thanks for the chance to win...lsscarchuk@att.net

Steph99 said...

Pamela, I'm so excited for you! I love every one of your books and this one is no exception. An autographed copy would be amazing! :)

smwr324 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jamie Scott said...

I'm really looking forward to getting a copy of Ride the Fire. I'll get the ebook, but it would be amazing to have an autographed copy, too.

I'd read all of your other books, but Ride the Fire was elusive. Finally (I think while we were waiting for Defiant), I got my hands on a very bedraggled copy from our library. I read it and then read it again. What a great story! Now I need to reread the other two to get ready for next week.

Jamie jlss1418@yahoo.com

Jennie Marsland said...

Love this book, Pamela. Nicholas and Bethie are amazing characters. Congratulations on the re-release!

Anne said...

In honor of your upcoming release, I have started Carnal Gift (the newest version). I would love to win a copy of Ride the Fire to read next.

Nicole Laverdure said...
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Nicole Laverdure said...

I'm so excited for you and me! You are one of my favorites authors. I read the first version in french "La femme farouche" and gave it 5 stars. I just adoured the Blakewell family, I fell in love with your books by reading this one! I would love to read the reedited version and find out what you wrote in the epilogue. The cover is amazing.Please, Pamela, I want to read RIDE THE FIRE , this time, in english! thank you for the great giveaway.
nlaverdure88@videotron.ca

Linda said...

I read & really liked Sweet Release & just bought Defiant. Would love to add this book to my collection too *fingers crossed*.

thumbelinda03@yahoo.com

Sue said...

I have all of your books; Ride the Fire is the first one that I read, and I couldn't put it down once I started it. I have re-read it so many times that my copy is a bit tattered. As one of my all-time favorite romances, I can't wait to read MORE of Elspeth and Nicholas!

Jennifer Lane said...

Sounds like this book is when you came into your own. I won a signed copy of Defiant from you (and loved it) so I won't enter the giveaway but you have my support!

Kimberly Brooks said...

Congrats on the new release.Thanks for the giveaway.
kim86004 at gmail dot com

Emily Gregory said...

Pam I can't tell you how excited I am to read Ride the Fire. I have read every other Pamela Clare book and have been waiting with bated breath for this novel. I am a Kindle girl but would love to have a hard copy novel with your signature to admire. The Kindle can't let me hold the book, enjoy the cover and get that new book smell:)

Unknown said...

this is my all time favorite book of yours the one that made me want to read everything you have ever written thank you so much and I really hope I win

kerrilyn_paskett@yahoo.com

Marti said...

I want to win because I love the emotion roller coaster you cause me to go through. And I want to read the epilogue already!!!





Marti2011@aol.com

Monica said...

I would love to win a copy of Ride the Fire! I have most of your books, and I love them all. I am a truly devoted fan. Thank you so much for your wonderful stories. I have read each of them several times, and I look forward to anything new that you give us! Keep up the great work :-)

Patty C. said...

Congrats Pamela! I have been waiting for this release FOREVER and already have goosebumps just thinking about it! You have been blessed with an amazing gift! I would love an autographed copy even though I have already Pre-Ordered for my NOOK. Cannot have enough formats!!!

my3sons22267@gmail.com

Megan Elisabeth said...
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Megan Elisabeth said...

The original version of this book was the first book of your I read, and I immediately fell in love. I can't wait to get my hands on this updated version so I can love it just as much!

mk said...

I have loved all your other books that I've read, so I'm thrilled that here's another book by you to try!

Ekaf2022 AT gmail DOT com

Shelley said...

I would love to win but won't matter cuz I'll buy this book anyway. I have yet to read one of your historicals and even though I have #2 & #3 of Mackinnon's Rangers, I can't start reading until I have the 1st one! I'm one of those that has to read in order, so there you go!

sanns526 at yahoo dot com

Kai said...

Ride the Fire is so difficult to find in the bookstore. I am so happy about the release of this book.

kmccandle(at)yahoo(dot)com

Maria A Cornelio said...

Hi Pamela,
Congrats on the rerelease of Ride The Fire. I would so love to win it because of your autographed. What a Lovely cover it has.
Thanks

Mary Preston said...

You must be so excited about the re-issue. RIDE THE FIRE looks incredible & I would love to read it thank you.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Prathna Thimmaiah said...

Hi Pamela, I enjoyed reading your I-Team series. I would love to read this one too!

Carol L. said...

Also so excited books 1 & 2 are coming out in print next week. I'll be able to read them together.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Kitchen Witch of the West said...

Would love to win for the chance to read in essence the book that started your road to the MacKinnon's; just in case my library doesn't add a copy to the stacks.
Thoroughly enjoyed the re-released, complete MacKinnon books. Thank you for such griping books.

Na said...

I sense that I will be able to really connect with the heroine. Her story sounds so emotional and that is why I want to read it. I want to cry and laugh and cheer for her.

Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lesley Anning said...

Have just finished Sweet release and Carnal gift, have to say not what I was expecting wow, thought I was settling down to a usual historic romance but these were so much more, suspense and a wonderful story lines. I love it when thing live beyond your expectations. Thank you will be reading more of your novels.

Amy Hart said...

Man I was too late for the contest. :( dun dun dun sad.

Pamela Clare said...

Using a Contest Randomizer, the winners are:

Kaetrin
Marti
Linda
LS
Kitchen Witch

You can see that I'm very bad at math. I said I'd give away one book, and I'm giving away FIVE. ;-)

Sue me.

Winners: PLEASE send me your mailing addies ASAP! If you left your email, I'll be in touch with you.

catslady said...

I've so enjoyed your books and this one I somehow missed - thanks for the chance!

catslady5@aol.com

Kaetrin said...

email all sent Pamela. Thank you so much again! :D