Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Introducing Jami Davenport Week!
OK, I had nobody.
As blogging has evolved, book blogging in particular, more and more promo has crept in. I haven't done a whole lot of this sort of thing. Mostly because 1) I have a full time job 2) I have a full time life and 3) I'm self-absorbed and think this blog should be all about me. I have absolutely nothing against blog tours or guest posts, it's more like I just think they're not always a good fit for my blog. Well, unless a great idea falls into my lap.
I first "met" Jami Davenport through a fantastic e-mail she wrote me in 2011. She stumbled across a comment I made over at Dear Author about how I pretty much refuse to read sports-themed romances. I like sports and I like romance - the problem is I hate romance authors who do little to zero research on the sports they feature in their books. I get this image in my head of Barbara Cartland in a bubble bath, manically laughing and saying "Women don't care about football/baseball/rugby/Quiddich so long as the hero is hot and hunky those silly girls will lap it up!"
Yeah, no. Not this girl. This girl gets all Hulk-smash when an author has an AFC team meeting an NFC team in a playoff game - before the Super Bowl.
Fourth And Goal, an upcoming romance from LooseID featuring a football wide receiver hero was convincing enough that I said, "Sure, why the hell not." And one night, while babysitting Lemon Drop so my sister and The Super Genius Brother-In-Law could go out to dinner like grown-ups, I inhaled it. Devoured it in fact. The book even landed on my Best Of 2011 list.
Months went by, and Jami e-mailed me again. She was self-publishing a print version of F&G and wanted to know if she could blurb my review on the book cover. This led to a discussion on her writing book two in the series, finding a publishing home for it, and voila! Before you can say "smack Wendy simple," I'm telling her that I want to host Jami Davenport Week here at the Bat Cave. Now that she has found a home for book two? Here we are.
Fourth And Goal, the first book in her Seattle Lumberjacks series! Every time you comment on any of the Jamie Davenport Week posts, you will be entered to win.
So sit back, and enjoy!
Contest is open to both US and international readers. Winners will be announced Monday, September 10.