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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Celebrating Times Three!

                                    

As Romancing the Genres celebrates their one year anniversary of this blog, I’m celebrating the release of my twelfth book and newest release Spirit of the Sky and my 33rd wedding anniversary today.

Celebrate means: 
1)     to perform (a sacrament or solemn ceremony) publicly and with appropriate rites
      2)     to honor(as a holiday) by solemn ceremonies or by refraining from ordinary business
  b; to mark(as an anniversary) by festivities or other deviation from routine
3)     to hold up or play up for public notice

Today, I am honoring Romancing the Genres for a wonderful year of thought provoking posts from authors and people from the writing world.

And I’m going to drag my husband away from work for the weekend to have some fun with me to honor our thirty-three year marriage.

And lastly I’m celebrating the release of the third book in my historical paranormal trilogy set among the Nez Perce of NE Oregon with a blog tour and contest. 
Contest!  I’m giving away a $5 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky commenter on this blog today.
Blog Tour Contest! Each blog stop has a picture of an eagle in the post. Follow the tour and send me the number of different pictures you saw while reading each blog. To learn where I’ll be go to my blog(http://www.patyjager.blogpsot.com) or website(http://www.patyjager.net) If there is more than one correct entry I’ll draw a winner on May 21st  to receive a $25 gift certificate to either Barnes and Nobles or Amazon, a handmade custom ereader cover, and chocolate. Send your entry number to: patyjag@gmail.com by May 21st.

Spirit of the Sky is the third and last book of the trilogy of my heart. These books have sibling Native American spirits as the main protagonists.  Growing up in the area the Wallowa Valley Nez Perce called their winter and summer home I have always had empathy for them and been intrigued by how a relatively peaceful group of people were forced into an exodus that ended up making them outcasts with their own people.

Spirit of the Sky follows the Lake Nimiipuu as they flee with the Army in pursuit. I spent hours reading and chronicling their movements and that of the army to make this book ring true with the spirit concept and the cavalry officer who is disenchanted with the army’s approach to the situation and falls in love with the Nez Perce woman who he later learns is a spirit.

Blurb for Spirit of the Sky
To save her from oppression, he must save her whole tribe. To give her his heart, he must desert his career…

When the US Army forces the Nimiipuu from their land, Sa-qan, the eagle spirit entrusted with watching over her tribe, steps in to save her mortal niece. Challenging the restrictions of the spirit world, Sa-qan assumes human form and finds an unexpected ally in a handsome cavalry officer.

Certain she is a captive, Lt. Wade Watts, a Civil War veteran, tries to help the blonde woman he finds sheltering a Nez Perce child. While her intelligent eyes reveal she understands his language, she refuses his help. But when Wade is wounded, it is the beautiful Sa-qan who tends him. Wade wishes to stop the killing—Sa-qan will do anything to save her people.

Can their differences save her tribe? Or will their love spell the end of the Nimiipuu?

Excerpt
     She smiled and his heart leapt into his throat. He thought her beautiful from the first moment he saw her standing in the river fiercely protecting the child, but watching her tense face relax and smile, he was smitten. A light and pleasing calm washed over him for the first time in a very long time. He could only bask in the moment briefly. They were enemies.
    “I am from the sky, and I watch over the Nimiipuu.” She nodded her head and flashed him with yet another smile. “You may call me Angel.”
    “Only if you call me Wade.”
     She nodded. “Let me check your wounds. You have moved around.”
     “Why are you taking such good care of me when your warriors left me for dead?”
     Her sunshine gaze peered straight into his eyes. “You saved my niece at the village and the wounded from the Bannock scout. You do not have the thirst to kill like the other soldiers.” She bowed her head and removed the blood encrusted bandage from his shoulder. “The Nimiipuu need you.”
     Her touch warmed his body, tingling the areas around his wounds. He glanced at her small, delicate hands hovering over his injuries. He shut his eyes, and then opened them. Her hands shimmered as if in a fog. His pain subsided, in fact, his body felt well rested.
     A soft lyrical chant rose from her lips as she continued to hover her hands over his wounds. Her eyes remained closed, her light lashes resting on her sun-kissed cheeks. He’d never seen a woman as beautiful as this. He had to learn her true origins and return her to her family.
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Bio:
Wife, mother, grandmother, and the one who cleans pens and delivers the hay; award winning author Paty Jager and her husband currently ranch 350 acres when not dashing around visiting their children and grandchildren. She not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.

She is a member of RWA, EPIC , and COWG. She’s had eleven books and a short story published so far and is venturing into the new world of self-publishing ebooks. 

Her contemporary Western, Perfectly Good Nanny won the 2008 Eppie for Best Contemporary Romance and Spirit of the Mountain, a historical paranormal set among the Nez Perce, garnered 1st place in the paranormal category of the Lories Best Published Book Contest. Spirit of the Lake was a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.

You can learn more about her at her blog; www.patyjager.blogspot.com  her website; http://www.patyjager.net or on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/#!/paty.jager and twitter;  @patyjag.

8 comments:

Judith Ashley said...

Hi Paty,

Thanks for being an original Genre-ista and your support of this blog. We are certainly celebrating you today! Have a wonderful, fun-filled, romantic (you are a romance writer so of course this is a must) weekend with your hero.

Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Paty, on your multiple celebrations!

Paty Jager said...

Thanks Judith! I feel honored you asked me to join this group. Having a fun day so far~!

Thanks! Genene!

Sarah Raplee said...

Paty, thanks so much for celebrating with us! having you as a Genre-ista is a gift for which we are thankful every day.

I hope you and your husband enjoy a well-deserved break and have fun this weekend.

bn100 said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! Very nice post.

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Paty Jager said...

Srah, It's fun being a genre-ista!

bn100, thank you for stopping in and commenting!

Genene, you're my egift certificate winner!

Diana Mcc. said...

Hi, Paty, I know I'm late, we were on the road yesterday. Congrats on all you have to celebrate!

Paty Jager said...

Thanks Diana!