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Tue
Mar 4 2014 2:30pm

You Know You’re a Romance Reader When...

Thrown for a Curve by Sugar JamisonToday we're joined by Sugar Jamison, whose latest release, Thrown for a Curve, is the newest in her Perfect Fit series, featuring plus-sized heroines whose heroes think they're perfect the way they are. As well as being an author, Sugar is also an avid romance novel reader, and she's here to share the signs you're a romance reader. Thanks, Sugar!

I have a confession. I can't remember the last non-romance book I've read. I see all those legal thrillers in the bookstore, those emotional family sagas, and funny autobiographies, but I just can't bring myself to pick them up. I need love in my stories. And sex. And books with half-naked men on the covers. I am Sugar and I am a proud romance reader. Are you? Keep reading to find out.

1. When you’ve considered naming your child Kindle because Nook would be too weird.Sherlock Thinking Gif


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[Yeah, we've all had moments like that...]

Mon
Feb 17 2014 1:00pm
Excerpt

Thrown for a Curve: Exclusive Excerpt

Sugar Jamison

Thrown for a Curve by Sugar Jamison

WHEN YOU’RE A BIG GIRL

Cherri has often wished she were thin and graceful like a ballerina instead of being a six-foot-tall blonde with curves that require serious caution. Surely a charming Irishman like her new boss Colin, with his throaty brogue and to-die-for bod, would never go for someone like Cherri. Unless maybe he’s looking for the exact opposite of a delicate lass?  

THERE'S MORE OF YOU TO LOVE

When Colin hired Cherri to work in his furniture-restoration shop, he had his eyes, first and foremost, on her artistic talents. But now he can’t help but see Cherri for the lush, spirited beauty that she is…and, soon enough, he finds himself mixing business with pleasure. But Cherri turns out to be more vulnerable than she appears. Is she in need of more than Colin can give? Or could it be that a feeling stronger than lust has him thrown for a curve?

Get a sneak peek of Sugar Jamison's Thrown for a Curve (available February 25, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of Chapters 1 & 2.

CHAPTER 1

I feel pretty …

“Almost finished.” A heavy blast of breath-stealing hair spray hit Charlotte Rudy just above her crown.

That’s thirty-two times. She had counted every last spray as she sat cross-legged on the floor between her grandmother’s substantial thighs.

Thirty-two sprays and fifty-five minutes.

She didn’t have to look in the mirror to know that long gone was her mass of unruly waves. Armed with a comb and a can of chemicals, her grandmother had turned her once soft hair into a golden steel helmet.

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Wed
Dec 4 2013 1:00am
Original Story

“Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas”: A Holiday Story

Sugar Jamison

Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas by Sugar JamisonAs part of H&H's Hot for the Holidays program, we're thrilled to share a limited-time peek at 12 special holiday stories! All 12 e-novellas are on sale now (you may have seen us talk about this H&H-St. Martin's Press program before), but we're offering H&H members the exclusive chance to read the whole story for free—it's our gift to you. But here's the thing: Stories will be available for ONE DAY ONLY over the next two weeks, so grab a blanket, a mug of hot chocolate, and get reading before they disappear with a wink and a smile!

On the first day of Christmas, former wild child Dina Gregory returns home to New York on a mission: To find the father of her young son. Making him take responsibility for the child he helped create is the only thing on Dina’s wish list. Instead, she finds herself in an awkward run-in with his stuffy older brother, Ben.

Ben has never liked Dina. But he can’t help but admire her tenacity—and her bold beauty. Being trapped together during a holiday blizzard offers him a glimpse into what it would be like to have a family, and to fall truly in love. Could it be that Dina has reignited his Christmas spirit? The only thing Ben knows for sure is that her heart is a gift to behold…and he will never let go.

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Thu
Sep 12 2013 1:00pm

Author Sugar Jamison on Romance Novels and a Post-Racial America

Dangerous Curves Ahead by Sugar JamisonToday we welcome author Sugar Jamison to H&H—Sugar's Dangerous Curves Ahead is about a curvy girl finding a whole lot of love. It's funny, romantic, and sexy—and yes, the heroine Ellis has a bit of sass. As a romance reader and author, Sugar has read a lot of romance, and has some very good points about what people think when they hear she's a black author. Thanks, Sugar!

A post-racial America. That term has been thrown around a lot since the election of President Barack Obama in 2008. Post-racial means a society devoid of prejudice, preference, and discrimination. That all men are finally created equal.

But as Americans are we really there yet? Are we really judged by the content of our character and not by the color of our skin?

In my opinion, we’re not post-racial. I don’t think we ever will be. Because the first thing a person sees when they look at somebody is their skin color, then their sex, then their clothing. And with those things humans make snap judgments of how they think a person is going to be.

I could go deeply into the sociological, economical, and historical aspects of why America will never truly be post-racial, but I won't. I’m going to talk about romance novels because that’s what I know.

[And this IS an H&H post, after all...]

Mon
Aug 5 2013 12:00pm
Excerpt

Dangerous Curves Ahead: Exclusive Excerpt

Sugar Jamison

Dangerous Curves Ahead by Sugar Jamison

Ellis Garrett is dumping her critical boyfriend, opening a plus-size clothing store, and starting a blog—all to spread the word that fashion shouldn’t require a size-two body, and happiness should allow for the occasional cupcake. Or two. But is indulging fantasies about her sister’s long-ago ex, the still-hunky Michael Edwards, biting off more than she can chew?

Mike must be losing his detective’s touch. He doesn’t recognize Ellis when he bumps into her at Size Me Up, and he certainly doesn’t remember his ex-girlfriend’s outspoken sister being so irresistible. Her curves are indeed dangerous—and so is her wit. Could it be that Ellis is his Perfect Fit? One thing’s for sure: Mike will make it his sworn duty to find out…

Get a sneak peek of Sugar Jamison's Dangerous Curves Ahead (available August 27, 2013) with an exclusive excerpt of Chapters 1 & 2.

Chapter 1
Big Fat Fattie and Other Words for “Fat”

Plus-Sized
Zaftig
Big
Overweight
Plump
Chubby
Portly
Fleshy
Curvy
Chunky
Heavy
Rubenesque

“Ellison? Is that you, honey?”

Not today. Please not today. Ellis Garret shut her eyes and prayed hard as she stood in line at Hot Lava Java. Really, really hard. Maybe if she appeased the right god, she would be spared the torture that was Mrs. Agatha Toomey.

Jesus? Buddha? Zeus?

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