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Welcome Author Nancy Jardine

07 Aug

Happy August 7th!  Today we have a very special guest visiting Christine’s Words. Please welcome sister Wild Rose Press author Nancy Jardine who is sharing some interesting information about her latest book TAKE ME NOW which involves an awesome sounding hero who owns a marketing business geared at extreme sports.  I think I’m already infatuated just from her blurb!

Also, she has a fun game to play along for a chance to win some great prizes. More details can be found after her interesting post…so I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about Nancy and her books and also join in and play along for a chance to win some great prizes!

Take it away Nancy!!!

Extreme sports? Don’t you just love them?

Hello Christine, I’m so pleased to be with you today. My launch tour for TAKE ME NOW has been going for a few days and it’s both exhilarating and exhausting, but funnily enough I’m going to talk about something that would demand even more energy!

This is how extreme sports play their part in my latest release from The Wild Rose Press called, TAKE ME NOW.

I wonder how many authors include sporting experiences they’ve personally tried in their novels. I’ve shamefully done a good bit of that in my recent release, TAKE ME NOW!

Nairn Malcolm is the owner of Adrenalinn Adventures-a company which markets land sporting adventures like tank driving, dirt buggies, quad biking, sphereing, bogshoeing. Bogshoeing?  **Big smiles here** Yes, you might well ask about that one, but I’m going to be really nice to you… and say read the book to find out! But those are only a few of the more ‘ordinary’ ones he markets.

Some of his water based sports are far more dangerous. Nairn also has a half share in a boat yard which manufactures spectacular water craft, and knows the most exciting water experiences to include for his customers. Ever heard of wakeboarding? No?

Let’s get back to land then. What about ‘Bun J Riding’? Nairn’s aiming to add his own version of Bun J riding, and a form of hot air ballooning, to his company portfolio of possibilities. That’s why his new general factotum-aka his assistant, Aela Cameron- has to fly him around Europe.

Nairn loves to try out the all the sports he has on offer to the public-to be able to say he knows intimately what the thrills are! What will you find if you read TAKE ME NOW? You’ve got it! His new assistant, Aela Cameron, is gung ho to try them out, too.  She especially wants to try some of them out with Nairn alongside, but she might have to wait a bit for that. Why? That would be giving away too much…

I fancy trying most of the adventures myself. Though not a teenager any more I’m still to be found participating in new adventures with my family. Not long ago I had my first taste of being on a snowmobile, riding along at extremely low temperatures behind my son-in-law. I was utter rubbish at driving…but that’s another very scary story, because the pathways on the trail near Whistler, Vancouver, were terrifyingly NARROW! But I loved being a passenger, riding pillion.

You know, there are just so many exciting dare-devil possibilities, nowadays, that weren’t available to me as a teenager, but I was lucky that my High school offered a lot of possibilities. Trips, to Scottish Outdoor Residential Recreation Centres, were a lot more adventurous than most girls of my age were doing. I was introduced to ski-ing, abseiling, canoeing, mountaineering (Munro bagging), dinghy sailing, Irish hurly and Scottish shinty. All very adventurous at the time…and damned hard work!

I wonder what you’ve tried that you consider to be either quite daring, or a whole lot of fun!

A few years ago I tried sphering- an experience I couldn’t resist writing into TAKE ME NOW, though some of you might know it as zorbing. Rolling down a hill in a large plastic hamster ball was fabulous fun! 

So what’s that guy saying as I squeezed into the darned ball that’s too tight for my fat ass? I dare you to tell me!

I’m thinking I know why I’ve used the ‘dare-devil sporting experiences and boat building’ as Nairn Malcolm’s business concerns. Can you see why, too?

Maybe you’d like to share with us some of the most exciting sports/ experiences you’ve tried too? I’d love to hear from you. *big smiley face here*

Thank you, Christine, for having me visit, today. Nairn and Aela thank you, too, for airing just a few of the exciting activities they’ll be trying out together- although some of their other activities are definitely not for blog reading! (Here’s a secret…they have a lot of fun doing…. Oh, sorry…too classified…gotta read maybe page 270 …or before that…)

Nancy, it was wonderful to have you here today on my blog! I loved your post. Makes me want to run out and do something daring. I’m not very ‘sporty’ but I was given a gift by my husband a few years back on a glider ride…and that was quite a feat for me since I’m afraid of heights. As in ridiculously afraid!  lol.  But I’m proud to say I managed it with no tears or screams 🙂  Good luck with your book!!

BLURB for TAKE ME NOW:

Nairn Malcolm’s looking for the impossible. He needs a highly skilled, enterprising aide who’ll be at his beck and call 24/7. No ordinary Jane Doe will do. He doesn’t expect the only candidate who drops in at his Scottish castle for an interview to be so competent…or so stunning.
Aela Cameron’s got exactly the right mix of talents to satisfy all Nairn Malcolm’s needs, and more. She loves the jobs he needs done, adores his castle, and finds his frenetic lifestyle energising. But she’s only looking for temporary: not to fall in love with the man.
Can Nairn convince Aela she’s tailor-made for him in every way…and not a passing fancy?

EXCERPT from TAKE ME NOW:

Unadulterated vigor oozed from every last bit of him—overall a dangerous concoction. Something stirred way-down-low inside Aela again. He was a real honey, and the bee in her wanted to be very sticky.

Her mind whirred. The man bore a vague resemblance to the ruggedly handsome thirty-two year old Nairn Malcolm of the internet photograph, but would the blonde limpet in the recent celebrity snapshot want to curl herself around this forbidding wreck of a man? Aela thought not. She wondered, though, if his blank expression was caused by current circumstances, or if this was his normal demeanor, since he hadn’t been smiling in the photograph either.

With the high granite wall as his backdrop she could easily imagine this man lording over the castle, ruthlessly challenging any invaders to his domain. Taking any woman he wanted? Now there was a thought she was happy to entertain. A tiny smile broke free. Tamping down her crazed imagination she re-assessed him.

What had the guy been doing to get himself in such a state?

Who was he?

Take Me Now YouTube Trailer link  – http://youtu.be/stDC4Yhm2r0

Take Me Now –key words: romance, contemporary, light-hearted, Scottish castle, island, floatplane, travel, mystery, threat, intrigue, Glasgow, London, Oman, Tallinn, Barcelona, Paris, Caribbean, New York

Bio-Nancy Jardine

During the last few years Nancy’s written a historical novel, three contemporary novels- two of which are what she calls her history/mysteries. All four of those will be published before the end of 2012. She’s also written the first of a time-travel series of novels for children aged 9-12years, and a family saga is her current work in progress.

Nancy lives in the picturesque castle country of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, with her husband who now does all the cooking…the menu far more exciting and tasty than it used to be!

Website: http://nancyjardineauthor.weebly.com

Blog: http://nancyjardine.blogspot.com

FaceBook; : http://facebook.com/nancy.jardine.56

Twitter  http://twitter.com@nansjar

 

MONOGAMY TWIST is available from:

The Wild Rose Press : http://bit.ly/wOpGbT   Amazon.co.uk: http://amzn.to/ynu0t0   Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/wwaGCv   Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/AuMbii

Link to YouTube Book Trailer for Monogamy Twist is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJVzbrkJQzA

 

TAKE ME NOW is available from:

Print:  http://bit.ly/MrlI8x   E book formats: http://bit.ly/MQJXvw

Amazon: Print: http://amzn.to/LEUb1g

Take Me Now YouTube Trailer link  – http://youtu.be/stDC4Yhm2r0

 

THE BELTANE CHOICE will be available in ebook formats from Crooked{Cat}Publishing 31st August 2012. A print version will follow a little later.

 

**Blog Tour Prizes**

My TAKE ME NOW launch competition will run between Tuesday the 31st of July and the 10th of August.

Check my blog for those all important questions, and to view my competition prizes!

IMPORTANT DETAILS FOR PRIZES!!!!!

**My-TAKE ME NOW-Tour Contest** To celebrate the launch of Take Me Now I’ll be giving away 2 e copies of Take Me Now, 2 e copies of Monogamy Twist, and 4 goodie bags of Scottish Castle Gift Cards and Tags to some lucky winners. At each tour stop I’ll be asking a different question. To be entered into the draw find the answer to the question set and send the answer to me at nan_jar@btinternet.com before Saturday the 11th August 2012. The more questions you answer, the better your chance will be! (ie send in four answers your name’s in the draw four times) The draw will take place at noon (GMT/ UK time) on Sunday 12th August.

Please check my blog to find out the dates for the other blog tour stops-

http://nancyjardine.blogspot.com

Quiz Question for 7th August: Name the activity that entails rolling downhill in a large plastic ball.

Buy details:

The Wild Rose Press:

Print:  http://bit.ly/MrlI8x   E book formats: http://bit.ly/MQJXvw

Amazon: Print: http://amzn.to/LEUb1g

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51 responses to “Welcome Author Nancy Jardine

  1. Margery Scott

    August 7, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Great post! OMG! I wouldn’t even consider most of these. I’m a scaredy-cat through and through. I didn’t even ride my first (and last) roller-coaster until recently. The answer to your question: sphering.

     
    • Nancy Jardine

      August 7, 2012 at 9:33 am

      Hello Margery! Thanks for popping and for reading about all those lovely, exciting activities. I’m feeling quite the couch potato writing away here, and NOT doing something more daring!

       
      • ChristineWarner

        August 7, 2012 at 10:22 am

        LMBO…I’m with Margery…Kudos to you Nancy for giving so many interesting things a try!

         
  2. bethtrissel

    August 7, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I’m definitely an armchair adventurer. Wow. Not your guy. The answer to your question is no way!
    Take Me Now sounds fabulous, Nancy.

     
    • Nancy Jardine

      August 7, 2012 at 9:34 am

      Hi Beth. Good to talk to you again. Thanks for your lovely comments about TMN!

       
      • ChristineWarner

        August 7, 2012 at 10:22 am

        Hi Beth, glad you came by! You can pull up a chair next to me and we can both be armchair adventurers! lol

         
  3. Grace Hood

    August 7, 2012 at 9:03 am

    I’m way too much of a chicken to try any of those. Not a fan of speed, or feeling out of control. Have never been on a roller coaster. Heck, even a kiddie ride freaks me out. I’ll just stay comfortably in my chair and let my fictional people do the dangerous stuff.

     
    • Nancy Jardine

      August 7, 2012 at 9:38 am

      Hi Grace. The speed of my snow mobile ride wasn’t what made me crash off the path! I truly did, but thankfully only into a bush, and not off the edge of the trail. It was seriously cold, I had 2 pairs of huge thermal gloves on and the *bleeding* ski mobile had a THUMB/FINGER speed control! I’m not kidding about that-I just couldn’t manage it.

       
      • ChristineWarner

        August 7, 2012 at 10:24 am

        Okay, I have done the snowmobile thing…so I’m feeling a little bit more adventuresome! Whew..lol

        Hi Grace, thank you for coming by 🙂 I’ve only been on a few roller coasters and it was quite a big deal for my sister to talk me into doing it! lol

         
  4. Kristina Knight

    August 7, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I’m a total wimp. I freak myself out about everything…but I can usually be convinced to tag along. So I’m there! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your excerpt – sounds fab!!

     
    • Nancy Jardine

      August 7, 2012 at 9:42 am

      Hi, Kristina. Going along to spectate is good too. I’m just miffed that there are still so many activities I’ve never tried, but I would not SKY DIVE like both my daughters have done! Except if it was the guy my older daughter was strapped to in Lake Taupo, New Zealand. He was a hunk, and so kind to her in the little video since she was actually, pretty scared!

       
      • ChristineWarner

        August 7, 2012 at 10:25 am

        Thanks for coming by Kristi! I’m a wimp for the most part too! lol

        Nancy, I wish I had your bravery! I could never sky dive…or bungee jump….maybe I could parasail…it would depend on the day and my mood! lol

         
  5. Mari Collier

    August 7, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I can’t do those things anymore. As the surgeon said, “Don’t fall again.” I do think rattlesnake hunting on my first date with my husband does qualify as something different.

     
    • ChristineWarner

      August 7, 2012 at 10:26 am

      Okay Mari…I have to definitely say rattlesnake hunting qualifies! Love it!!!

       
  6. Joanne Stewart

    August 7, 2012 at 10:19 am

    haha! Nancy, the more I hear about this book, the better it sounds. I’m a fraidy cat. I might try the rolling ball down a hall, but most of that stuff? Nope. Not for me. I’m more the ‘stay on the ground and take pictures of someone else doing it’ kind of girl. My oldest son, though, he’d be right up there with you. The boy doesn’t have the fear gene. lol Great post and fabulous excerpt!

     
    • ChristineWarner

      August 7, 2012 at 10:27 am

      I wonder if your oldest son will develop a fear gene later? LOL Seems like the older I get the more I realize what “could” happen! 🙂 Thanks for coming by Joanne!

       
    • Nancy Jardine

      August 7, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Hi Joanne. I’ve not done parasailing but would love to try it. I wnated to do the ‘banana’ bost canoeing stuff on Cuba but when we were there it was the tail end of a hurricane and the resort had cancelled all the watersports for days. :-((( I got to swim in the Caribbean only on two days with about 3 guards watching every move my daughter and I made! I’ve definitely nevr done ay rattlesnake hunting and don’t think I ever will-though I had to hold a snake at the kindergarten when the ‘Bug Man’ visited! Not quite the same since the ‘biting mechanism’ was removed. Phew!

       
  7. Ally Broadfield

    August 7, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Does floating on large chunks of ice on Lake Michigan count? No, that was just stupid. Ice skating with my crazy-hockey playing boys who will one day succeed in breaking my hip? No. Okay, I’ve done the snowmobile thing, but my favorite daredevil type thing is riding my crazy horse who thinks it’s fun to bolt, buck, and twist to try to get rid of me. I think I need to read Take Me Now to get some better ideas.

     
    • Nancy Jardine

      August 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      Hello Ally, nice to have you pop in! Absolutely on the floating ice! Sounds like chilly fun. I’ve been on a horse but afraid it wasn’t my thing though my daughters did horse-riding for a few years. Well, Nairn sells all these interesting packages…but some I definitely haven’t tried.

       
  8. Calisa Rhose

    August 7, 2012 at 10:55 am

    What fun Nancy! My extreme sports mostly involved horses in my hey day. Barrel racing, racing, jumping but I’ve also been in a few games of football. LOVE football. I would just love riding one of those huge balls though. When I was 11 or so my brother and sister (both older) stuck me in a 55 gallon barrel and shoved me down a hill. Fun until I fell out half way down! lol But I stayed in trouble as a kid. My sister and I buried my older brother to his neck in a hole one day and left him in the pasture when mom called us for dinner. Not fun going back out in the dark with flashlights to dig him up half way through the meal. 🙂

    Your book sounds fun and now it’s on my TBR!
    Great post Christine and Nancy.

     
    • Nancy Jardine

      August 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      Poor brother, Calisa. Guess he was smaller than you at the time? And barrel racing to me is quite exotic!

       
  9. Sharon Cullen

    August 7, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I agree with what someone else said. I’m too much of a chicken. Just thinking of sphering hurts my bones.

     
    • Nancy Jardine

      August 7, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      I was in a sort of body harness. It really was great fun and I’d do it again. Getting in- not so easy but very simple to get out!

       
  10. dmburton72

    August 7, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Omigosh, I feel so out of it. I didn’t know what half those extreme adventures were. I must live a sheltered life. LOL Nice to see you here, Nancy.

     
  11. Nancy Jardine

    August 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Hi Diane! Some days when I’m writing th most extreme thing I do is get another coffee! But I can’t wiat fo rmy granddaughter (11months) to get a bit older and then it’ll be even better fun!

     
  12. Nancy Jardine

    August 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Hey everybody. This is me typing now without my granddaughter on my knee. Any typos from now on are purely my own!

     
  13. D'Ann Lindun

    August 7, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Wow! This guy sounds like a maniac! LOL I’m chicken to do anything scary. Have to read your book, I guess, to get my rush. LOL

     
    • Nancy Jardine

      August 7, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      Hello D’Ann! My Nairn has tried everything he sells to customers but there’s a little quirk to be found in the book about why he’s not doing any daredevil stuff when Aela sails in!

       
  14. ChristineWarner

    August 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Nancy, I think you are giving everyone who is visiting today daredevil ideas !

    Thanks again for coming on my blog….it’s been fun 🙂

     
    • Nancy Jardine

      August 7, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Thank you, Christine! I’m glad, since my novel is also meant to be a fun read. I’ve got to sign off now, though, since I’ve been on the go for 17hours and needs some zzzz’s. All those activities take it out of a body, you know, even if it’s just in fiction! I had a great time today- thanks for hosting me * :-)) *

       
  15. Ceri Hebert

    August 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I’m such a chicken about any adventurous activity, but it sure would be fun to read about it! Story sounds awesome!!

     
  16. Sandra Dailey

    August 7, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Just popped in a little late to say good luck and great sales!

     
  17. Callie Hutton (@Calliehutton)

    August 7, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Great post. I love to parasail. I do it because I’m terrified of heights, and I make myself do things I’m afraid of. Enjoyed reading about your adventures.

     
    • ChristineWarner

      August 7, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      That’s why I did the glider ride Callie…and I have to say even though I’m afraid of heights, I’d do that one again!

       
    • Nancy Jardine

      August 8, 2012 at 3:44 am

      You’re making me jealous now, Callie. Someday I will parasail now. And thanks for popping in Sandra!

       
  18. Kelly M

    August 7, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Great post Christine! Nancy is a really interesting lady; love her characters.

    The book looks exciting, although I be I wouldn’t be game to try half of the sports mentioned 🙂

    Good luck with the release, tour, and sales!

     
    • ChristineWarner

      August 7, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks Kelly…I agree…Nancy is an interesting lady. Wish I could try more of what she has and what she’s written about 🙂 Thanks for dropping in.

       
  19. chitsuen

    August 7, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Great post! Ha, I feel like I want to go sphering now! That sounds like so much fun! 🙂

     
    • ChristineWarner

      August 7, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      LOL…it does sound fun..that one I might be able to handle. Glad you came by Melissa 🙂

       
    • Nancy Jardine

      August 8, 2012 at 3:47 am

      Hi there! (chitsuen) I thoroughly reccommend sphering and thanks to Kelly for popping in as well!

       
  20. Neecy Kelly

    August 7, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    It’s great to meet you, Nancy. I really like the title of your book! On the cover they both look so smug staring at each other.
    I wish you all the best with ‘Take Me Now’.
    Neecy
    Ps have no clue what what sport that is, but I can’t imagine doing that! I might be a dear-devil–I’m not crazy. LOL

     
  21. Cera duBois

    August 7, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Great interview, fellow Roses!… Good luck, Nancy!

     
    • ChristineWarner

      August 7, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      Hey Cera, glad you dropped in! Thanks.

       
    • Nancy Jardine

      August 8, 2012 at 3:49 am

      My thanks to Neecy and Cera for dropping past. And I’m sending another huge thanks to Christine for hosting me on a lovely busy blog!

       
      • ChristineWarner

        August 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm

        And I’m thrilled you visited Nancy! Good Luck with your latest release 🙂

         
  22. Nettle

    August 8, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Take me now sounds fabulous, I love adrenaline sports but have only done the norm, bungee and sky diving. Coming from, and currently being in, Ireland, bog shoing sounds like something I should be doing. Nice one ladies!

     
    • ChristineWarner

      August 9, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      You are just too daring…Bungee jumping…my knees are shaking just thinking about it! Lol..glad you dropped in Karen 🙂

       

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