Thursday, January 24, 2013

Guest Author & Giveaway: Rosalind Hartmann

Hi there.  I'm Roz, and you've never heard of me before, but that's cool – hopefully that'll change…some…day.  I just recently self-published my first novel which is part of a series.  Blood Memory:  Book 1 (because honestly I couldn't think of a better title) is a paranormal action/romance written book with a little humor mixed into it.

It's based off of characters originally created on a role-playing message board I helped create –  It's a tale of supernatural beings:  werewolves and vampires, and I swear I didn't just hop on the bandwagon because of all the sparkles and stuff in the main stream right now.  The main character, Simon Huntington, was created back in 2004 and the others just keep cropping up.

Blood Memory:  Book 1 is a story about intrigue, murder, and the lie within the truth.  A 'blood memory' is a werewolf ability passed from gifter to giftee.  This particular memory involves Simon Huntington and his partner Ellis Duban and they're the center of a dark betrayal against the werewolf family packs:  the Jamesons and Hammerthynns.  Coincidentally, no one can remember the memory itself, only that they want to tear off Simon's face whenever they see him.  Inconvenient, to say the least.

Then there's Vivienne Sena, the sole survivor of a massacre brought upon by the man she would eventually call father.  A blood retribution against her family, Vigo Hammerthynn's Pipers wiped out the Sena pack and left her an orphan, sparing her life for an unknown reason.  Vigo raised Vivienne outside the pack, but as an adult, recognized certain abilities that made her indispensible to the Alpha Pipers – the group of werewolves who are bred as Alpha protectors, and related to the Jameson and Hammerthynn packs.

Together, Vivienne and Simon travel the globe to search out the real truth of the Blood Memory that no one can remember, but all Hammerthynns and Jamesons would die for.  Led by Vigo's only son, Viv's adopted brother, and the Greater Pack's Beta, Iov Hammerthynn enlists his cousin, and Viv's secret lover, Commander Brian 'Brig' Jameson to kill Simon and bring back Vivienne to an almost certain death.

No one questions the blood memory.  Period.

Simon, Vivienne, Charlie, Brig – all the characters in the Piper's world have a little bit of me, probably more than I realize.  I did base Brig off of my USAF husband, especially the way he paws at her.  I've been married to my husband for twenty years now and the love I feel for him definitely mirrors Viv and Brig's love.

Simon's the quiet, somewhat snarky man that would make you look twice, not from how handsome he is but by his sheer presence.  But then who can do the smoldering stare better than a vampire?

Book 2:  Awake will be coming out in the spring.  It will feature more characters I briefly introduced in Book 1 as well as continue the storyline of the Blood Memory.  It will be two storylines, and at the moment, already creeping toward 100k words, so it will be significantly longer.

Book 2 main characters will be: Charlie, JT Paulson, you'll find out what happens between Simon/Viv/Brig, and will be introducing Caitlinn Conrad, a not-exactly-clueless human thrown into the Pipers world against her will.

Book 1 is available on amazon in both print and kindle format – Book 2 will be as well.  Thanks for taking the time to read all this and you can find me at the following.

Married for 20 years with two crazy kiddos, Roz lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado with her USAF husband.  Mike and I met in high school (ok he dated my bff but that's a long story!) and we married 2 years after graduation.  We had our daughter 8 years into our relationship and our son 5 years ago.  13 and 5 – this is what we get for spacing them apart, but hey she's a free babysitter!

Leave a comment and you will be entered to win a signed print of my first book Blood Memory. Make sure you use the Rafflecopter form!

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  1. i have never read any of Rosalind Hartmann's books before and i am glad i read the blog post about her. i did learn lots about her. unfortunatly i am looking for work right now so it will be a while before i can buy one of her books

  2. I love that the characters are so real. I actually already picked this up as an eBook and it's in my TBR pile. :-) I think I'll enjoy it.

  3. Laurie - the actual ebook is .99 cents but once it drops from amazon's exclusive dealio, I'm going to try and put it up for free. Thanks for your interest, tho!