Hello and welcome!
Today I would like to introduce you to Sharon Hamilton‘s ‘twisted’ sister. When I read that first time in her newsletter, it made me crack up.
Please welcome S. Hamil!
Do you have a nickname?
LOL. I once had a boyfriend who called me “HotLips” from Mash. Yes, I admit to being a little sexually repressed growing up in a conservative church-going household. I wasn’t allowed a lot of things. When I began dating, well, let’s just say the whole world opened up for me. I think I have the Minister’s Daughter syndrome.
What is one word best describes you?
I’m driven, compassionate, care about people and my readers, love exploring emotional trails and shadows, looking for clues. I’m curious, positive, and never want to act my age.
What makes you laugh out loud?
I guess clothing mishaps, unintended circumstances happening to people who try to control everything… Just daily little things that make me smile. I don’t like bullies, big mouths, braggarts or insincere people. It hurts me if I forget someone, but even something painful can cause me to laugh. Like someone falling down in the cafeteria at school, spilling their lunch. That almost made me pee. (Don’t ask).
What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I love the smell of fresh, red roses. I love So. African lilies, lavender, vanilla and the “cotton” scent in air fresheners.Favourite place to spend time in.
I love bustling coffee shops. Love bakeries and donut shops (the smell), love movie theaters and sometimes I spend all day trying to see as many as I can! Love buttered popcorn. I love live plays and musicals, love the symphony, art galleries and cruising. I especially love the long ones that go across the Atlantic.
Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
BDSM and anything too graphic when it comes to women’s pain or children being raped. No way. I don’t care if it’s true or not. Not in my library.
Writing! What started it?
My house burned down in 2008 and I was put up in my apartment for 18 months. My husband had to stay at the house because of our animals. After 40 years almost of marriage, I was suddenly alone again. I watched all the TV I could stomach, then read until I got tired, and then started to write. And I never looked back nor went back to my previous job again.
If you could choose another career what would it be?
Interior Decorating, I’d own a nursery, I’d be a permanent author-in-residence on The World ship. A beachcomber and searcher of shells.
Audiobooks! What started them?
Amazon actually helped and paid for my first one, helped show me the process.
Does your work convey a specific emotion or message?
True Love Heals In The Gardens Of The Heart. I believe in true love, and that it brings out the best in us all, and it heals powerfully.
Who is your intended audience and why should they read your books?
Women who want to escape, who also want to celebrate heroes, either dark beings who do good things or military heroes. This applies to both pen names: S. Hamilton and Sharon Hamilton.
Why the switch / the new name?
My Amazon page was getting so stuffed with SEAL books, which require a different branding, that the paranormals were getting sent to page 3 or 4, so readers were never seeing them. Not everyone comes to my website to look over what my series are.
So, I added S. Hamil as a primary author, and thereby created a separate Amazon page so readers could see other books my paranormal readers bought. Not just the SEAL books.
I’ll always continue to write SEALs. I’m not giving up one to do the other, but I’m asking for help in building up the other. They are such distinctive genres, that I wanted to give them a little wall of separation. And I didn’t want to fool readers into thinking they had to re-purchase my books when they already had bought them before. So S. Hamil was created!
What is next in your writing?
I’m doing a billionaire bachelor SEAL, I’m also writing a rom-com older SEAL, more Silver Fox SEALs, and spinoffs from my original SEAL Brotherhood series. As S. Hamil I have another series I want to launch: Paranormal Warriors, former SEALs immortalized. Coming 2021. Will be my first big venture into this.
Paranormal Warriors? Oh that sounds so good, I am looking forward to plunge into the new world. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule and chat with me.
Well, there you have it. Hope you enjoyed and will give the Amazon page a like and do check the website out. Lots of interesting things to see and read. The blog posts are entertaining too.
If you missed My Chat with Sharon Hamilton in 2015 (wow that was a long time ago), check it out here.
Here are the links where you can check out the books and follow Sharon Hamilton and her ‘twisted’ sister!
LOL still giggling over that one
All books are available in audio format too, so if you like to listen then head to Audible, you will love JD Hart‘s smexy voice whispering in your ear 😉
A few audio codes are available for the PNR series audiobooks, UK and US, so make sure you request it in your comment and I will pass along your interest.
To start you on your reading journey, two lucky readers will be gifted by Ms. Hamilton, one signed book each, winner’s choice from either “The Guardian Series” (except the newly released “Redemption” not in print or audio yet) or “Golden Vampires of Tuscany Series”.
The winners, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random, will be announced after 3pm, EST, Monday, August 3, 2020. GOOD LUCK!
Until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!