Historical and Contemporary Romance Author

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Especially, apparently, to those who wait at airports!

Last week, I had to fly to Philadelphia and back for business. And I spent far too much time in airports as a result. I didn’t really expect any reward for my trouble, but when I arrived home on Friday, I found a box from Kensington Publishing containing…


I was shocked, as I really didn’t expect to see my author copies until sometime next month. And I have to admit, I have had a wonderful time touching them, smelling them, and opening them up to random pages to read my own words. It’s almost…surreal.

But all of this is good for you, too. In celebration, I’ll be giving away two signed copies to random blog commentators. This means you could be getting a sneak peek of what’s behind the red door a full month before it’s available in bookstores!

I’ll be open for comments for until Friday, when I’ll draw a winner. And on the day I draw that winner, I’ll be opening a NEW contest for a signed copy of Ann Aguirre’s amazing Blue Diablo, which I read on the plane to and from Philly and which I can recommend as one of the best books I’ve read in 2009.


  • beverley April 20, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I’m not commenting to be in the contest, but just to say they look absolutely gorgeous and you will knock the readers away with your beautiful novellas.

  • Moira Rogers - Bree April 20, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Ooooh, I’m excited about this book, Jackie! And man, they look beautiful! Love the cover, the design, everything! 🙂

  • Jamieson Wolf April 20, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Jackie – The book looks AMAZING! I would love to win a copy! It sounds incredible too; you must be thrilled to be involved with such a lovely book. 🙂

  • bridget3420 April 20, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Count me in:)


  • Emma Petersen April 20, 2009 at 10:55 am

    OMG! That totally makes up for the nightmare of your trip out doesn’t it? Seriously, I’m so fricking excited for you! Did you just scream when you saw then? I would have. LOL,

  • JenB April 20, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Ooooh, I love steamy historicals. I neeeed this book. Need it. Gimmegimmegimme.

  • Leslie April 20, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    How exciting! I saw the link to your blog on Amie Stuart’s twitter and ran right over when the question she asked was “do you like steamy historicals?” Um . . YES! 🙂 I’d love a chance to win.

  • Jeanne St. James April 20, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    The cover looks so great!! And to actually be able to read it before everyone else would be a privilege.

  • Savannah Chase April 21, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Oh I love the cover…I have to make sure to read this book….

  • HockeyVampiress April 21, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Pick me!!!! I love the smell of hot new books!!!

  • nhertel85 April 21, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Please include me!


  • buddyt April 22, 2009 at 6:42 am

    The books look really good.

    I would love to get my handson a copy.

    Please enter me in the drawing.
    Thank you.


  • Kris Eton April 22, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    I love me some Jackie Barbosa. You know I adore your writing….and of course I’m dying for my own copy!

  • B.E. Sanderson April 23, 2009 at 3:09 am

    Oooo, pretty. They look great, Jackie. Congratulations. =o)

  • Renee April 23, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    First let me say, I love the cover.

    Second, if I’m not too late, count me in.

    Congratulations on receiving your author copies.


  • India Carolina April 23, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Usually don’t beg…Usually say, don’t enter me ’cause would feel bad winning. But in this case, I WANT this book. Enter me, por favor!

  • Victoria Janssen April 24, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Awww, you were in Philly and I missed you!

  • Wendy April 24, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Tessa Dare mentioned your book to me months ago, and I’ve been borderline obsessed with it since. I love, love, love steamy historicals.


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