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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Navy SEALs vs. Cowboys: Sharon’s Top Ten List

David Letterman will be missed. Love him or hate him, with his goofy smile and mischievous irreverence for almost everything except entertaining audiences, in true funny man fashion, we laugh at things that are sometimes uber serious today.

So, in honor of Mr. Letterman and the vacuum he will create with his leaving the Late Night program, here’s another one of my Top Ten lists.
TOP TEN REASONS NAVY SEALS ARE BETTER THAN COWBOYS:

10.  Because a SEAL has just as much cool equipment as a cowboy but doesn’t smell like a horse.
9.  The hats are smaller, they can get dirty, and have cool patches like Punisher, (Hello Punisher for the ladies), skulls and crossbones.
8.  Hard to jump from 13,000 feet on a horse, even if he’s riding in to save the day.
7.  He’s equipped with high powered scopes, rifles and night vision goggles that would look funny on a cowboy.
6.  Navy SEALs kill swamp things. They don’t make them into boots.
5.  Hard to get the horse on a SWCC boat, even if he is going to ride in to save the day.
4.  SEALs have cool tats.
3.  If there’s trouble in the world, he’ll be in the middle of it. He loves danger.
2.  A SEAL can’t tell you where he’s been, and that’s okay.
And the No. 1 reason a Navy SEAL is better than a cowboy?
     A Navy SEAL can also be a cowboy, but not necessarily the other way around.
 
 
 
Now, I suspect Cat Johnson, J.M. Madden and others will have something to say about this list, so I lay down the challenge. You know I love them all, but my heart and soul will always belong to the SEALs and what they do for your and I every day.
Join Sharon and several of her writing buddies in upcoming anthologies this summer. Enjoy your ride and come play with us!

Sundays With Sharon …Perhaps the most important message of all….

SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015

SUDAYS WITH SHARON: REMEMBERING VETS ALL OVER THE WORLD and (GULP) Some Numbers

I try not to listen to the news, but most days I can’t seem to avoid it. Even going for coffee I’ll stumble upon the headlines in our local paper. My eyes drift off toward that first page as if it was a new erotic thriller. Human nature, I guess.

We hear about the explosion of bad deeds, both in the name of religion and in the name of some nationalistic cause, and we sometimes wonder who we can trust. Can we trust our world leaders? Do we have to put up with dishonest dealings and back room deals? Do we have to tolerate our fine men and women being sent in to do jobs and then neglect to take care of them after they are back? And do we forget to say thank you?

Oh yes, we do. Our need for the smutty and salacious is overwhelming, like how my eyes wander to the headlines. Truth is, we’ve been fairly well insulated from most of the bad things of this world because there are men and women who laid down their lives so we could live the life we have, relatively unfettered. I guess that’s why I don’t like to hear about how bad things are. Things for you and I and most the people reading this post, are pretty darned good. And someone else paid for that freedom. There are those doing it still today.

Every death in battle, every innocent death, every death due to lack of services or neglect or ignorance is one death too many. Today we remember those who fought and died during times of war. It crosses all races and religions, all nationalities, both sexes, all ages, all economic levels and all languages and cultures. Our war heroes and those that support them come home, remembering those who did not. Our uniforms are bloody, our hearts weep, and our flags are frayed. But the cost is worth it.

Something someone once showed me made a big impression, and I guess that’s the lesson in today’s post. I pass this knowledge on to you, just in case you didn’t hear it. For however you may think about what’s been going on recently in the war arena, here are some facts you might want to remind yourself of.

You can read the whole article here. It only covers American lives lost during conflicts from the Revolutionary War to today. But here are a couple of startling things to remember. During the first 100 years of our country’s existence, 683,000 Americans lost their lives (91% of that during the Civil War). During the last 100 years 626,000 Americans died (WWII being 65% of that figure).

Revolutionary War                25,000

War of 1812                          20,000

Mexican-American War       13,283

Civil War                            625,000
WWI                                   116,516
WWII                                 405,399
Korean War                         36,516
Vietnam War                       58,209
Persian Gulf War                     258
Afghanistan (13 yrs)             2,356
Iraq (9 yrs)                            4,489

Since 1945, the end of WWII, Americans have lost 102,264 lives. Yes, it should be zero. One is too many. We want them all to come home and come home whole. But there’s a reason we’ve lived in relative safety. Our men and women in the military all over the world are the biggest reason. They don’t make policy. They do what they’re told. And they pay the price for us.

Thank You

Marissa Storm Catch the Wind…………

Marissa is at it again with new creations out this week. There is a new paranormal you might enjoy that is short but action packed and steamy as well. Pick up your Copy of Night of the Blizzard, only on Amazon.com

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Book # two will be out tomorrow but here is the jump on that book!! Both books are only 99 cents! What a deal!

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I’m hiding behind the written word

This takes real Guts but I admire this Lady and she is Beautiful!

Last week  I wrote a blog post talking about how I thought I had no voice, but I find that that may not always be the case. I’ve been thinking more and more about this #youarebeautiful and #loveyourself campaign I’m on.

See, it’s not about me. That’s the number one thing I need to remember. It’s about showing God’s love to others, and it’s about helping others learn to love themselves. But I want to hide and not let anyone see me.

My book manager was trying to get me to do a podcast interview with someone, and I’m simply not comfortable with that. It’s makes me nervous. I feel like I sound like a fool when I speak publicly. But, it’s not about me, and she reminded me of that. It’s about you guys, and the more that I tell my story, the more people it will reach.

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SPOTLIGHT ON AUBREE LANE

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I recently had a conversation with Aubree Lane about Early One Morning which has one of the most original plots I’ve ever come across, not to mention wonderfully drawn characters.

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As a very green (read naive, floundering, doubting myself) indie author, I was fortunate to happen across Aubree Lane, who personifies the notion that an author’s best friend is another author. After reading her novel Early One Morning (and being captivated by it) I pulled up my big girl panties and decided to contact her about reading and reviewing my debut novel, Looking for the Good Life. She told me it would be a while before she could get to it, but promised she would eventually read and review it for me.

Frankly, although I was hoping she was being truthful, I didn’t really expect her to follow through. Happily, I was wrong, and was thrilled when she put…

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Sundays With Sharon Hamilton!!! Enjoy!!!

S IS FOR SISTERS! SUNDAYS WITH SHARON! SISTERS ON THE FLY. SIN CITY SISTERS! SOMETHING DIFFERENT. SO HAPPY TO BE WRITING. SO HAPPY TO BE ALIVE!!!

Spent this morning having a very naughty breakfast with my son. It was naughty because I’m sure it was about 1500 calories. I had a waffle with real maple syrup, applewood cured bacon hand harvested/cured just over the freeway by an artisan butcher, good cappuccino, and fruit. Then the table next to us had these chocolate looking things covered in powdered sugar and I had to have an order of that, too. I ate one, brought the others home for a late night snack, with the homemade berry jam on the side. Our favorite restaurant for this mother-son bonding time is Spinster Sisters.

On the way, I opened up a packet I’d gotten yesterday in the mail, and low and behold, my Sisters On The Fly membership certificate, card, patch (you know I love patches, right?), my blue bandana and newsletter arrived. I’m so excited to join this group. Next year, on my bucket list, is to buy an Airstream trailer, deck it out with red romancy things and take it on the road with these gals for a few weeks. The rules of this group:

No men. No children. No pets. Play nice. 

I am so in this group. I am going to have a ball traveling with these ladies. Here’s what their newsletter says:

Our purpose is really very simple: to re-introduce the idea of making girls out of women in glamorous camping and outdoor activities.”

Formed by two real-life sisters and honoring the amazing mother they were fortunate to have, Mazie, they named their group Sisters On The Fly because they like fly fishing (Ask me if I know how. Ask me if I care. Ask me if I’m going to learn) and they were never home. The more I read about the Amazing Mazie and her “sense of style including her red cowgirl boots and her evening martini, cigarette and occasional cigar” who passed on two days before her 95th birthday last year, the more I was hooked. My granddaughter’s middle name is Mazie. I own the red cowboy boots. The rest are just details.

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Our Mission Statement

“Offering empowerment and sisterhood through exceptional outdoor adventures.”As a group of women, we challenge ourselves in all that that we set our mind to. There is no age, color, religion or political group. All women who want to share in the adventures of “sisterhood” are welcome. This “sisterhood” has grown to over 4,000 women since its inception in 1999:

“WE HAVE MORE FUN THAN ANYONE”

We encourage you to join us on one of our adventures and let yourself be spoiled rotten, learn to fish, to be a real Western Cowgirl, run rivers, and enjoy pure highway traveling fun. The best part is meeting all those new sisters you didn’t even know you had. Our members range in age from 21 to 94, with most being in between. And just remember , our rules are simple…

“No men, no pets, no kids… and be nice.”

“See ya’ there!”

Can you see a romance: Travels With Mazie? Can you imagine what my romance-themed red interior Airstream will look like? Oh I do wish I could spend the entire day thinking about all this, but I have to get back to SEAL’s Code.

If someone had told me that life after 60 was going to be better than the first 60 years, I might not have believed them. And it doesn’t have anything to do with hospitals, walkers or wearing purple. It’s about romancing the life that I was fortunate to be given. Loving the people I’m fortunate to call friends. Write the stories of my heart and grow young. I love this philosophy of making girls out of women. What an adventure, and thank you all for coming along with me! Are you game for some fun!

Over and out. Permission to come in HOT!!   Sister #5799, also known as Sharon Hamilton.

Laken (Immortally Yours Book 1) OUT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Something primal and instinctual pulls Laken Reid to Corry. After months of watching her from afar, he finds it harder and harder to keep his distance. The pain of being separated from his soul’s mate has become almost unbearable.

But when the enemy of his family learns of Corry, Laken fears for her life. Can he keep her safe from his own world? Or will they both fall at the hands of his enemy?

Corry Bowen has finally earned the freedom from her husband, although there are blank spots in her memory from that night. When a sexy male enters her life, she thinks she may have finally found her dream man. But her life quickly turns into a nightmare.

In a few days she learns not only are vampires real, but her new man just happens to be one. Add to that his enemy determined to kill her to punish Laken and his family, and she begins to wonder if she can handle this new world. Can Corry walk away from the male her heart and soul calls home? Or will she sacrifice herself to keep him safe?

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HEARTS IN DANGER ON SALE JUNE 2ND!

Hearts in Danger on Sale June 2nd!

This Romantic Suspense box set includes FOURTEEN thrilling romances to benefit the American Heart Association. These full length, stories come from NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND NATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHORS, including me! I’m honored to be a part of such an important cause. Click on the image to pre-order to get all fourteen books for only .99 cents!

Hearts In Danger

Books included:
Accidental SEAL by Sharon Hamilton
Pick Your Poison by Roxanne St. Claire
Protective Custody by Paige Tyler
Hot Pursuit by Lynn Raye Harris
SEAL’s Honor by Elle James
Against The Dark by Carolyn Crane
Hidden Prey by Cheyenne McCray
Dangerous Curves by Nina Bruhns
Deadly Pursuit by Misty Evans
Protecting Caroline by Susan Stoker
One Night Stand by Parker Kincade
Brody by Mandy Harbin
Enemy Mine by Megan Mitcham
Caught in the Crosshair by Barb Han

Heroes In Uniform on Sale June 9th!

This boxed set features ten full-length books and one novella from NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors, including me!  You get 11 Sexy Contemporary Alpha Heroes—Soldiers, SEALs, Spies, Agents, Rangers and Cops! Click on the image to pre-order to get all ten books for only .99 cents!

Heroes In Uniform

Books included:
Cruisin’ For A SEAL by Sharon Hamiton
Danger Close by Kaylea Cross
At The Heart’s Command by Patricia McLinn
Dangerously Hot by Gennita Low
Sins Of The Flesh by Caridad Pineiro
Snowbound by Karen Fenech
Her Last Chance by Toni Anerson
Barely Dangerous by Nina Bruhns
Everlasting by Lori Ryan
Garrison’s Creed by Cristin Harber
Deathblow by Dana Marton

Don’t miss this anthology by contemporary romance bestsellers treating you to heroes to melt your heart!

Meet-ups and Appearances

May 11th – 17th:  RT Booklovers’ Convention – Dallas, TX
Aloha Readers!  I’m sponsoring a table at the 12th Annual SOS America Military Tribute at the RT Booklovers’ Convention and have space for my fans that would like to celebrate with me. This event is FREE for those attending the convention. If you’re going to RT and want to meet-up reserve your seat HERE.

May 29th – 31st: Arizona Dreamin’ – Scottsdale, AZ
Soak up the Arizona sun and join me at Arizona Dreamin’. I’m teaching two craft seminars and will be signing books at the multi-author event that’s open to the public.

RELEASE BLITZ AND GIVEAWAY: Sweet Seduction Box Set For The Cure of Diabetes

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Make a difference while you read! All proceeds from the sale of Sweet Seduction will be donated to the Diabetes Research Institute via Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research.

This stunning limited edition collection features thirteen BRAND NEW contemporary romances by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors…

Featuring a foreword and a bonus book by New York Times Bestselling AuthorLisa Renee Jones.

From New York Times bestselling AuthorLexi Blakecomes LUSCIOUS, a novella set in her Masters and Mercenaries world. When Macon Miles meets sweet waitress Alison Jones, he knows she’s trouble, but he can’t imagine how her secrets will rock his world.

Sparks fly in Texas when a soldier comes home to the girl he left behind in New York Times bestselling authorMari Carr’sWAITING FOR YOU.

Sex. Lies. Romance. Love. My life has it all. I do what I…

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