Friday, October 17, 2014

T. Hammond Showcase

Today I am featuring Author  T. Hammond
I am extremely excited to introduce you all to one of my newest favorite authors & friends. This lovely lady won me over within moments, & her books are just hysterically terrific! I devoured books 1-4 as quickly as I could, & I admit I have been batting my eyes & whispering sweet nothings in Tina's direction as often as possible to convince her to share some #TeamRed excerpts, teasers...crumbs even! Hey, I'll take anything I can get!
The genre can be a little difficult to decide on, so I like to tell people that Tina's books don't jump out as paranormal to me. Yes there is a "paranormal element", but they read much like a contemporary romance style with a slight paranormal twist. Do NOT get me wrong her work is not JUST a normal contemporary by any means! These are a true treat to the senses! The characters are fabulously original & their scenes so memorable we could be here all day while I recap the awesome from each book with you...BUT I would much rather you read them for yourself. **Feel free to chat with me all about it after.** ;)  If the sarcastic dog who repeats everything does not win you over surely the snarky come backs from his loving family will have you jostling from laughter.
~ T. Hammond ~
T. Hammond lives in Spokane, WA with her goofy, neurotic, long-coat German shepherd, Dexter; he's noble and brave, until someone turns on the microwave, then she has 100lbs of quivering dog trying to hide behind her chair or bury his head under a pillow (Little known fact: a 100lb German Shepherd CAN fit under a coffee table).
T. writes two concurrent versions of the Team Red series for both the Adult and New Adult audiences. Blind Seduction and Color Blind are part of the Blind series - featuring adult-themed erotic romance combined with a humorous paranormal storyline. The Red series featuring Red Rover and Red Zone (release date Aug 23rd) is a funny paranormal romance series with a lighter PG13 type storyline. While both series contain the same character names and a lot of shared dialogue, the Red series is stripped of sexual content and language.
T feels that writing is not a calling so much as it is a compulsion. No one is more surprised than she is when characters take over the plot and dialog, and (re)direct stories in directions she had not (consciously) intended. She is fully convinced that the writer is the tool a story uses to tell its tale. Some tools, of course, are more appropriate for the job than others. Here's hoping, you feel she did her stories proud.
T. has a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management from Whitworth University, and a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and before becoming a writer she was a bookkeeper, technical/manual writer, Call Center Manager and the owner of a freshwater aquarium store, Guppy Tales.

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 Amazon & Amazon UK!
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Blind Seduction ~ Team Red Series ~ Book #1
April 6, 2013
Can a blind woman who shares a very special bond with her dog, gain her independence and choose between the love of TWO sailors?

In Blind Seduction an accident leaves Teresa March scarred and completely blind. Encouraged by the support of her friends, Teresa sets about adapting to life in the dark, reclaiming her independence.

Best friends make the toughest adversaries. Sebastian Declan and David Preston retire after twenty years of service to their country. Teresa’s scars discourage neither man in their newest mission: winning her heart. Bastian’s battle is uphill, overcoming Teresa’s negative teenage impression. David is a virtual stranger who fell in love with Teresa through Bas’ pictures and childhood stories. These sexy sailors will stop at nothing, including deploying military tactics, to secure Teresa for themselves.

Smart, opinionated, and handsome commonly describe German Shepherds. Teresa’s service dog, Red, is all this, and then some. Red and Teresa are surprised to discover they share a bond which allows Red to speak into Teresa’s mind. Red’s adept tracking skills, and ability to deduce information, open new opportunities for the pair. More importantly, his quirky humor brightens Teresa’s dark world.  

Welcome to Team Red!
You will laugh out loud (the author apologizes in advance for the strange looks you will get when you start to giggle uncontrollably), in this Humorous, Spicy, Paranormal Romance. 
WARNING: This book is INTENDED FOR MATURE ADULTS OVER 18. Contains swearing, which is unfortunate, as the dog repeats everything. When you have two hot, single-minded, sailors pursuing the same woman, graphic language and sexual situations are inevitable. 

Get your copy of
in the Team Red Series:
Blind Seduction
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Color Blind ~ Team Red Series ~ Book #2
  April 6, 2013
Blinded and scarred in a freak accident a year ago, Teresa has finally found love and a new career with the help of her companion dog, Red. Red appears to be a typical German shepherd, but he shares a mental communication link with his owner that is anything but ordinary. He’s articulate, sassy and opinionated - he’s also scary-smart, and has a talent for tracking.

Teresa and Red, have partnered with ex-Navy men, David, and Bastian, to form Team Red. This unique Team helps the local police department sift through evidence to find forensic clues that only Red's sensitive nose, and Teresa's ability to ask the right questions can uncover. A twist of fate brings Team Red to the attention of the Military, and the Team gets ready for their first undercover mission (we can only divulge at this point that Red looks adorable in his tux).

This book is a Laugh-Out-Loud paranormal extra spicy romance (Yes, I’ve boldly meshed humor and sex *gasp!*). This Team Red book contains a feisty blind woman with a sassy attitude; a snarky German shepherd who stalks low flying objects (and the occasional cat); a man-cave with secret tunnels and classified military toys; two sexy retired Navy men with a talent for tactical planning; a formal invitation to a black and white ball; Marilyn Monroe; and a herd of Mustangs (okay, maybe ‘herd’ is a slight exaggeration). 
*This book is INTENDED FOR MATURE ADULTS OVER 18Sexual situations and adult language were used (and abused) in the making of this novel.

Get your copy of Color Blind on  Amazon & Amazon UK!
Teasers & Excerpts too!

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Blind Faith ~ Team Red Series ~ Book #3
December 10, 2013

  Picking up where Color Blind (book two) left off...
Teresa is reeling as her life comes crashing down around her. Betrayal of the worst kind has left her struggling to put on a brave front, setting aside shocked confusion, for the sake of those she cares about. Her telepathic sight dog, Red, and Bastian, help to anchor her against self-doubt and turbulent emotions.

Teresa’s colorful and varied friends arrive to celebrate Christmas as the “family” they have become. Her friends are unaware of her tattered heart, the day is appropriately filled with laughter and fun as she graciously greets her holiday guests. Thoughtful gifts are in abundance, including several wonderful surprises. Even Red gets into the festivities with his unique insight (and a bit of sneaky doggy logic).

Bastian has remained steadfast in his love and loyalty to Teresa, even when she chose David over him. But David has been living a lie, throwing all Teresa thought she knew into question. As Bastian continues to guard her personal safety against those trying to gain access to PreClan technology, can he also reassure Teresa he is worthy of her trust? 
This version of the Team Red series is INTENDED FOR MATURE ADULTS OVER 18. Contains graphic sexual content, and swearing, which is unfortunate as the dog repeats everything.

Get your copy of  Blind Faith on Amazon & Amazon UK!
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Blind Rage ~ Team Red Series ~ Book #4
May 14, 2014
Fifteen months ago, an accident left Teresa March scarred and completely blind. Having chosen David after a lively Siege to win her love, Teresa was stunned by his admission, and subsequent desertion, on Christmas Eve.
Bastian Declan, David’s business partner and Teresa’s childhood friend, has loved Teresa for years. He wastes no time seizing this new opportunity to finally win her heart.
While David is stuck in Boston hoping to resolve the conflict and restore his relationship with Teresa, PreClan’s top-secret surveillance system is at a critical stage. Tension is high, and the house is full of very capable guards, after another foiled attempt to steal the technology. Teresa, vacillating between hurt at David’s deception, and wonder at Bastian’s potential, doesn’t fully appreciate the danger.
Teresa’s service dog, Red, is smart, opinionated, handsome, and can talk. Well, at least to Teresa anyway. Understandably excited by all the activity, will his vigilance and unique bond with Teresa be enough to keep her safe?

BLIND RAGE picks up where Blind Faith (book three) left off. While Bastian patiently shows Teresa he can be the partner she needs, they both want closure regarding her relationship with David. Will Teresa choose to forgive David, or will she open herself up to the possibility of a more tumultuous love?

BLIND RAGE will have you gasping in shock, sad with empathy, and Laughing-Out-Loud (literally- some readers caution you should not eat or drink while reading, or you will be spewing food/liquids when you get to the funny parts... err, which make up a large portions of the book). This version of the series is INTENDED FOR MATURE ADULTS OVER 18. Contains graphic sexual content, and swearing, which is unfortunate as the dog repeats everything.
Get your copy on Amazon & Amazon UK
~ My Review of Blind Rage ~
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Blind-sided ~ Team Red Series ~ Book #5
Expected Publication Date: November 2014
Teresa is buffeted by a whirlwind of activity.

Marcia and Wes have moved to Spokane, and the cancer vigil begins; her final wish is to see her son celebrate his 10th birthday. Compassionate friends, Janey, Ken, Tara, and Jason, take over Marcia’s care in an effort to relieve stress as Teresa wages her relentless struggle against PTSD nightmares and paranoia.

Bastian is at an undisclosed East Coast location doing PreClan military software upgrades. At home, David is exerting subtle, yet unrelenting, pressure to give him a second chance, proving how little he understands the woman he professed to love. Will David’s obsession and persistence completely destroy his tenuous relationship with her and Bas?

Teresa takes comfort in Red’s constant and supportive presence. His antics and doggy wisdom keep her smiling as she waits not-so-patiently for Bastian to return. Tank bonds with Wes as the sad little boy watches his mom slip away.

The house is full of Mustangs, and the Wild Horse Compound, now affectionately referred to as Mustang Ranch, is only a few weeks away from completion. There is a feeling of security, yet not—Teresa’s anxiety attacks seem to disregard logic. Thankfully, the Team Red detail understands and supports her as she battles unseen demons.

WARNING: This book is a Laugh-Out-Loud paranormal extra spicy romance (A bold mesh of military tech, humor, and sex). The Team Red series contains a feisty blind woman; a snarky German shepherd who stalks low flying objects (and the occasional cat); two sexy retired Navy men with a talent for tactical planning; a man-cave with secret tunnels and classified military toys; Marilyn Monroe and other celebrity voices; and a herd of Mustangs. This book is INTENDED FOR MATURE ADULTS OVER 18. Contains sexual situations. Adult language was used, which is unfortunate, as the dog repeats everything.
Get your copy on Amazon & Amazon UK
~ My Review of Blind-Sided ~

 > > Teasers & Excerpt ... click here < <

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As a result of recent book corrections, Tina has two sets of proof paperbacks and a stack of Omnibii with minor errors—not enough to detract from the reading experience. She'll even sign the books and make hand corrections, cuz she's weird that way. Contest runs thru Oct 31st. Open to US only as I'm mailing books.

2 Proof Sets of Team Red Paperbacks: Blind Seduction, Color Blind, Blind Faith, and Blind Rage (signed, with hand-written corrections at winners’ request)

4 Proof copies of Team Red Omnibus (Blind Seduction, Color Blind, Blind Faith, and novella: In Love with Teresa March)

10 Swag packs, guaranteed to contain at least 3 Team Red items (and maybe some extras I pick up at the Emerald City Writer’s Conference)

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