Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Random Reader Love!

Each month, I'd like to celebrate whatever success I've achieved by honoring the readers who make it possible.
Happy Halloween~
This month it's Jenn from Missouri! 

Jenn will be the very first recipient of my COOL SWAG.
I've heard a lot about swag and I think I dig giving it.
What's included?
Signed paperback of my newest release + bookmark + a surprise treat!
Want in?
This is how it works: show the love!
It's pretty simple, show the love and it'll come full circle.
I love my readers!

Let me know you've got that loving feeling by leaving your comment below...  and rake in the loot! You do not have to comment to be chosen, but it sure gets my full attention.... 

A new Reader will be chosen in December!

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Dose of Death for My Readers!

Check out what I wrote Wednesday!
Unedited and spoiler free! *Real time Readers*!

“Ya bunch of Nancy's,” Gramps said, wiping down a perfectly clean counter with his washrag while steam rose from the soapy water as it filled the basin of his kitchen sink.

He drilled us with those deep slate blue eyes of his, wiping his red and chaffed hands off on his apron.

Which never made him look like a sissy. Hell, if I wore that I'd never live it down. But Gramps could take everyone.

I looked at Alex.

Maybe not him.

“Ya all roar over here, park your lethargic asses at the table like a team of locusts, inhale food then proceed to moon and whine about the girls.”

Yup, that about covered it.

“What happened to Man Freedom?”Gramps asked, the soap from his scalded hands dampening the sides of his apron.

“What's a Nancy?” John asked, deeply troubled by being called a name that sounded somehow creepy and female.

“Sissy-suckin'-titty-baby,” I extolled.

“Oh well, that's so flattering,” Archer said, bringing his potato salad bowl to the hot water and putting it into the sink until it was buried by suds.

“If the shoe fits...” Gramps said, whistling tonelessly while we shifted our weight.

“Go!” Gramps said waving us away. “You could have stayed and had junk food and played pool. Now that's a respectable pursuit of one's time.”

Usually that sounded good. But I couldn't get Jade out of my mind. She and the other girls were having some Chick Hang Fest where they broke out all the girl accouterments and the guys got scarce. I just wanted to do a quick check.

Gramps called me over as the guys stumbled into the driveway, the rain was a steady drizzle but it'd still soak you to the skin. It was deceptive: rain in Washington was wet.

Hardy har-har.

“Spill it, champ,” Gramps said.

I shrugged, jamming my hands in my pocket. “I just can't shake the feeling of impending doom,” I said.

Gramps grinned. “You're such a morose kid, pal.”

I smiled. “Yeah.”

“You've had so much excitement here lately that you're like Pavlov's dog: conditioned for chaos.”

I nodded my head. It was true, Pavlov's dogs had understood that when the bell rang, they'd get their supper, drooling at just the chime of that bell.

Well, I'd gotten used to shit going down that was A) always bizarre, B) usually dangerous and C), a personal favorite, life-changing.

Things were calm. Like when I was little and would gaze out the window where pewter clouds formed, pregnant with rain, ready to storm. But not a leaf stirred, wind only a promise.

My life felt like that.

That a storm was coming and I didn't know from which direction....

Friday, October 19, 2012


Hi Readers! As you may already know, I have begun UNREQUITED DEATH and the first chapter is put away. Today marks the beginnings of Chapter Two in book five of the Death Series. Stay tuned for an excerpt of this newest work by next weekend!

The following passage contains profanity.

But for now, you'll have to be satisfied with a snippet of Death....

Written yesterday, *real time readers*
Page 8

John was also the valedictorian. Of course.

“Jade's by Hamilton,” Jonesy said like that little fact would escape my notice.

“Yeah,” I responded.

We stood there staring at that fun occurrence when Tiff came up and stood between us.

“Well that's a fuckburger,” Tiff said casually, eying up Jade's seating.

“Language, Weller,” Griswold hissed, sans whistle. Tiff lifted a narrow shoulder, the satin of her white gown making a slithering sound against her hair. “Okay,” she replied, utterly unruffled. I held in the walrus bark with an effort.

Jonesy didn't, giving a roundhouse guffaw that made Griswold's brows drop into a Hitler mustache above her eyes....

Caleb's thoughts:

Sometimes milestones are not measured by the accomplishments of society, but by those of integrity.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Book Four of the Savage Series

Queen Clara has chosen her future king but as the Wedded Joining draws nearer, the Kingdom of Kentucky's sphere continues to degrade. Relations with the outside are non-existent and the beleaguered people housed within the confines of the kingdom will soon be loosed to join the fragment.

Calia and Evie join forces to escape the plan that Edwin has for Calia's future. Frantic to locate the women, Maddoc, Jonathan, Philip and Daniel join forces to cinch the net of safety around the pair before it's too late.

Calia doesn't long for a future where a male is the answer. However, when biology and destiny collide, she will find the choice that she wants the least, may be the correct one.

Will Calia be allowed to remain true to herself by protecting those she has vowed to defend? Can she overcome her past and be healed by the love of her one, true soulmate?

Coming 2013

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pieces of Death! UNREQUITED... speaks~

Hi Readers! 
I know most of you might not realize that my tab: Voices in My Head, has a lot of little snippets of future works jotted down. Random teasers!

Here's one from UNREQUITED DEATH, my final installment in the Death Series, to be released on December 31, 2012:

Gramps shook his head slightly, the smoke from his cigarette making a loose spiral around his head, wrench in hand. He used it to punctuate his point, "You Zondoraes...,"  he looked Gary over with disdain, pointing the wrench at his chest, who was currently getting the love squeeze from one of my hastily raised zombies, "are really slow learners. Now," he took a drag, holding the thing like a joint and squinted through the wall of cigarette smoke, "but I got the cure for that."

Gramps looked at the zombie holding Gary and then leaned in real close. His low voice holding more menace than a loud one ever could have, "Tell me where the girl is or I'll start with your toenails."

Gary gave a hard swallow then shifted his eyes to mine. "Come on! This isn't right! You can't let this... thug of a grandpa have at my body parts because we got... zealous with a female..."

Actually, I so could. I put my nose an inch from his. "There's no 'letting' on this one Zondorae. It's more like, me not interfering with his excellence."

Gramps and I looked at each other and he stepped forward, crushing the cig under his foot casually. He stepped over it and swung the wrench high, the sun glinted off the thing as it arced downward.

My zombie didn't flinch when it hit....

Friday, October 5, 2012

FREE on Friday! WEEP no More!

That's right! DEATH WEEPS, book four of the Death Series is free today! Pick up your copy on Amazon today!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tamara Rose Rambles~!

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Readers, as always... thank you so much for your support!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Wanna Catch the Plague? Me too! Cover/blurb Reveal Here!

Jenny Plague-Bringer (The Paranormals #4) by J.L. Bryan

Cover art by Phatpuppyart.com

Expected Pub: 10/23/2012

Jenny has enjoyed a year of quiet seclusion, but her peace is about to be shattered by two new paranormals who are searching for her. Their intentions are unknown. The timing couldn’t be worse, because Jenny can’t use her pox without risking the life of the baby growing inside her…


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