Pamela Clare

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USA Today best-selling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the First Amendment Award and the National Journalism Award for Public Service. In 2011, she was honored by the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists with their Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award for her work. A single mother with two grown sons and two cats, she writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. She is a two-time RITA finalist (Surrender, Defiant) and a ...more

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Pamela Clare I’m currently working on AN I-TEAM CHRISTMAS, a long-ish novella set in the I-Team world. I hope to have it out by Nov. 17. It features the usual susp…moreI’m currently working on AN I-TEAM CHRISTMAS, a long-ish novella set in the I-Team world. I hope to have it out by Nov. 17. It features the usual suspects. This time several members find themselves in peril as hostages of ruthless killers bent on revenge. I'm writing it in a slightly different style, with many different points of view in different locations, all in "real" time, kind of minute by minute. It's proving to be a lot of fun. It's definitely not your typical heartwarming Christmas story. I suspect some warming of hearts by the end, yes, but this is the I-Team, so there will be flying bullets and a body count, too.
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Pamela Clare I'm definitely going to write more romantic suspense. I've got a spinoff series planned, one that focuses on Javier and Derek's black ops company, Cob…moreI'm definitely going to write more romantic suspense. I've got a spinoff series planned, one that focuses on Javier and Derek's black ops company, Cobra. The hot men who helped rescue the hostages in DEAD BY MIDNIGHT are actually already part of a series — author Kaylea Cross's Hostage Rescue Team series. They made a cameo appearance in my story. MARKED, the first book in that series, is free in ebook right now on Amazon and elsewhere if you want to check it out.

I'm also starting a new contemporary adventure series focusing on members of an alpine rescue team. Gabe Rossiter will be making some appearances, and perhaps other I-Team characters, as well. The team involves everyone from rescue dog trainers to helicopter pilots to badass climbers/skiers to paramedics. It should be a lot of fun. (less)
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Breaking Free (Colorado High Country #8) is out! It's my 35th book, and I'm excited to take you with me back to Scarlet Springs and the Cimarron. 
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Dessa wrote: "thank you, Pamela, I preordered it!"
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“Forgiving and being reconciled to our enemies or our loved ones are not about pretending that things are other than they are. It is not about patting one another on the back and turning a blind eye to the wrong. True reconciliation exposes the awfulness, the abuse, the hurt, the truth. It could even sometimes make things worse. It is a risky undertaking but in the end it is worthwhile, because in the end only an honest confrontation with reality can bring real healing. Superficial reconciliation can bring only superficial healing.”
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" Christine wrote: "I so LOVE the "WASH YOUR HANDS!" advice. I say it every 5th sentence... Can't wait to read Hard Edge."

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“I’m half Italian.”

“Which half?” the words were out before Tessa could stop them. Was she flirting with him? She never flirted with men.
His lips curved in a slow, sexy smile that made her heart trip. “From the waist down.”
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“If you die, angel, it means I'm already dead.”
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“I love you, Katherine James. I love you with everything I am. You're the best thing that has ever happened to me. Remember that."

Gabe Rossiter”
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“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.”
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message 123: by Helen

Helen Fantastic news! Roll on October so looking forward to reading Holly's story. Congratulations on finishing it. Hope you are well.


message 122: by Pamela

Pamela Lheira wrote: "Hola Pamela! Gracias por haberme aceptado, recién descubro la serie de equipo de I Team y me cautivó, me encanta! <3"

Gracias, Lheira! :-)


message 121: by léamh

léamh Hola Pamela! Gracias por haberme aceptado, recién descubro la serie de equipo de I Team y me cautivó, me encanta! <3


message 120: by Pamela

Pamela Melissa wrote: "Thank you for accepting!!! I just have to say that I am ADDICTED to you I-Team Series!!! I read that you are going to continue the series with Holly!!! I can't wait!!! Please keep them coming just ..."

I'm so glad to know you're enjoying the series, Melissa. Yes, it's continuing with Holly's story. I'm working on Chapter 4 right now. :-)

Thanks for giving my books a try. I really appreciate it.


message 119: by Melissa

Melissa Thank you for accepting!!! I just have to say that I am ADDICTED to you I-Team Series!!! I read that you are going to continue the series with Holly!!! I can't wait!!! Please keep them coming just like the I-Team, I can't get enough!!!!


message 118: by Pamela

Pamela Rachel wrote: "Thank you so much for the friend acceptance!! I LOVE your historical romances!"

I'm so glad you've enjoyed the stories. And you're welcome. :-)


message 117: by Rachel

Rachel L.  Demeter Thank you so much for the friend acceptance!! I LOVE your historical romances!


message 116: by Pamela

Pamela Thuy wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request Pamela!! I'm new to the I team series and thanks so much for the free novella First Strike...looking forward to reading the whole series!!"

You're welcome! Thank you! :-)

I hope you enjoy FIRST STRIKE and the rest of the series.


message 115: by Pamela

Pamela Thuy wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request Pamela!! I'm new to the I team series and thanks so much for the free novella First Strike...looking forward to reading the whole series!!"

I hope you enjoy it! :-)


message 114: by Thuy

Thuy Thanks for accepting my friend request Pamela!! I'm new to the I team series and thanks so much for the free novella First Strike...looking forward to reading the whole series!!


Harley_Girl_13  Thank you for accepting me...Love the I-team series & cannot wait for Striking Distance! I have read them all & now going to listen to them on audio for refresher!


message 112: by Pamela

Pamela Margreet wrote: "Was happy to see you finished Striking Distance!! Have been waiting to do a review on one of the series so I'm keeping my eyes peeled on this one!!!

Say safe there in beautiful Colorado....."


Thank you, Margreet! On both counts. :-)


message 111: by Margreet

Margreet Asselbergs Was happy to see you finished Striking Distance!! Have been waiting to do a review on one of the series so I'm keeping my eyes peeled on this one!!!

Say safe there in beautiful Colorado.....


message 110: by Pamela

Pamela Sophia wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request, Pamela! I love your historicals."

You're so welcome, Sophie. And thanks! :-)


message 109: by Pamela

Pamela Jessie wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request! I love your books so much!!"

You're welcome! I'm happy to hear that! Makes my day! :-)


message 108: by Jessie

Jessie Thanks for accepting my friend request! I love your books so much!!


message 107: by Sophia

Sophia Thanks for accepting my friend request, Pamela! I love your historicals.


message 106: by Pamela

Pamela Cecilia wrote: "Hi Pamela!!! so.. do you celebrate your b-day today or only every 4 years!!!!!! today's my son's 5th b-day :).. so I'm definetly celebrating!!! Hugs!!! Have a great day...."

Happy Birthday to your son, Cecilia, and Happy Birth Day to you! I celebrate on whatever day I have time — usually Feb. 28, but sometimes on the nearest March date.

I'm only 12, so that makes me young for an author. ;-)


Books By Ces Hi Pamela!!! so.. do you celebrate your b-day today or only every 4 years!!!!!! today's my son's 5th b-day :).. so I'm definetly celebrating!!! Hugs!!! Have a great day....


message 104: by Pamela

Pamela Juhi wrote: "hi Pamela! I absolutely love your books. I started with you I-team series and loved it!1 looking fwd to striking distance!! :p i hve never read any of your historicals bt i m lookin forward to star..."

Hi, Juhi! So glad you've enjoyed the I-Team series. That makes my day! If I were you, I'd probably start with SURRENDER and read the MacKinnon's Rangers series first. If you enjoy that, then you'll have the Kenleigh-Blakewell series to read. RIDE THE FIRE, the third book in that series, was reissued earlier this month. It can be read as a stand-alone.

If I knew more about your tastes, I might be able to be more certain, but that's my best guess.

And thanks for giving my books a try! I really appreciate it.


message 103: by Juhi

Juhi hi Pamela! I absolutely love your books. I started with you I-team series and loved it!1 looking fwd to striking distance!! :p i hve never read any of your historicals bt i m lookin forward to startin one! bt i dont know which one to read 1st ! can u help ? :D


message 102: by Pamela

Pamela Jona wrote: "Hi Pamela! Thanks for accepting my friend invite. I love all your historical romance and looking forward for more. I started reading your suspense books and loving it too."

Thanks so much, Jona! I'm so happy to hear that. I appreciate your taking the time to let me know. :-)


message 101: by Jona

Jona Hi Pamela! Thanks for accepting my friend invite. I love all your historical romance and looking forward for more. I started reading your suspense books and loving it too.


message 100: by Pamela

Pamela Penny wrote: "You friended me a while back, and I just wanted to get back to you to say, thanks for that---I am on the edge waiting for Striking Distance--that excerpt you posted on your blog made the hair stand..."

Hi, Penny — thanks so much for the message. I'm so happy that you enjoyed the excerpt. And you're welcome. Thank you for the friendship, as well.


DaisyGirl Thanks for the add, Pamela. I am HUGE fan! Looking forward to reading Defiant!


message 98: by Pamela

Pamela Paula wrote: "Beautiful job on Defiant! I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!"

Thanks so much, Paula! I'm delighted to know you enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me know!


message 97: by paula

paula Beautiful job on Defiant! I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!


message 96: by Pamela

Pamela Mikky wrote: "Hi,Pamela! Thank you for the add :)"

Thank you, Mikky!


message 95: by Mihaela

Mihaela Hi,Pamela! Thank you for the add :)


message 94: by Pamela

Pamela Jessie wrote: "Pamela! It was so great to be able to Live chat last on shindig! It is really great to see you so active with your readers! Sad that you dont get to work with all the cover models though! Breaking..."

Thanks so much, Jessie, for being part of the live chat. It was lots of fun to be able to connect with readers that way. I WISH I got to work with the cover models. I DID get to draw on Karl for the DEFIANT trailer, so that's something, right?

I hope you enjoy DEFIANT!


message 93: by Pamela

Pamela Isha wrote: "I absolutely love your books. I've read most of your I-team series, just started reading 'Skin Deep' and I can already tell its going to be another great read.I just wanted to drop by and let you k..."

Thanks so much, Isha! Sorry I didn't see this till today. I hope you enjoyed SKIN DEEP. And thanks for your sweet words!


message 92: by Jessie

Jessie Pamela! It was so great to be able to Live chat last on shindig! It is really great to see you so active with your readers! Sad that you dont get to work with all the cover models though! Breaking Bad is my favorite so far! Looking forward to starting Defiant!


message 91: by Isha

Isha I absolutely love your books. I've read most of your I-team series, just started reading 'Skin Deep' and I can already tell its going to be another great read.I just wanted to drop by and let you know you're a great change from authors who write trash in the name of romance and still get acknowledged because of hordes of teenage girls who cant get enough of sappy,unrealistic situations.
Keep up the great work, there can never be enough Pamela Clare books.


message 90: by Pamela

Pamela Melissa wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, Pamela! Looking forward to reading DEFIANT. Excellent cover!"

Thank you, Melissa! I'm very excited for the book to be released.


message 89: by Pamela

Pamela Julian might be my favorite, too. Hard to say, because I really do love them all, each for different reasons.

As for excerpts, I imagine I won't be posting any till spring because I'll need to get much of the book written first. But when I do post them, you'll see them on my blog, which gets reposted here on Goodreads. I always share excerpts. :-)


message 88: by Eima

Eima You're welcome!
A favorite? Oh my, I like all books equally it's hard to choose... If I were to pick, I liked Naked Edge the most. I really love how Gabe and Kat's relationship developed despite the things that are holding them back.
However if I were to pick an I-Team hero, it would most definitely be Julian.

Is that so? I can't wait! I wonder what the next novel is about. Will you be posting teaser excerpts soon?


message 87: by Pamela

Pamela Eima wrote: "Hello Pamela! I hope you had a great Christmas. :) I spent my spare time during the past few days reading your I-Team books on my e-reader and I wanted to say that I really love them!

You are suc..."


Thank you so much! I hope you had a Merry Christmas, too. I'm thrilled to have been a part of it. I'm so glad you enjoyed the stories. Do you have a favorite?

Right now, I'm working on my next historical, but I'll be starting the next I-Team novel soon.

Happy New Year!


message 86: by Eima

Eima Hello Pamela! I hope you had a great Christmas. :) I spent my spare time during the past few days reading your I-Team books on my e-reader and I wanted to say that I really love them!

You are such a talented writer, I hope to read more books from you. :)


message 85: by Pamela

Pamela Kristen wrote: "Merry Christmas, Pamela.

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Merry Christmas, Kristen! And thank you!


message 84: by Kristen

Kristen Merry Christmas, Pamela.

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message 83: by Pamela

Pamela Buggy wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite Pamela, it would be my honor.
I don't know why I waited so long to break my PC virginity (actually that doesn't sound quite right now that I'm talking to you and not abo..."


Happy Holidays to you, too, Buggy! Regardless of how you phrase it — "PC virginity" is funny — I'm glad you gave RIDE THE FIRE a try. I hope you'll enjoy the other stories, too. Thanks for adding me!


message 82: by Buggy (last edited Dec 22, 2011 11:08PM)

Buggy Thanks for the friendvite Pamela, it would be my honor.
I don't know why I waited so long to break my PC virginity (actually that doesn't sound quite right now that I'm talking to you and not about you) LOL

Anyways thanks for all the escapism and dreamy heroes. Happy Holidys.


message 81: by Pamela

Pamela Hi Hbeebti — Yes, absolutely. There will be at least two, possibly three, I-Team books before the series ends. Thanks for asking!


message 80: by Hbeebti

Hbeebti Pamela, curious... are you planning anymore I Team books? Love them. Hope its not over.


message 79: by Zoe

Zoe HI there,
Why i can't buy any of your books on kindle version any more? what happened? I was hoping to read the " team" series ...


message 78: by Pamela

Pamela Merita wrote: "Thank you Pamela for accepting my friend request. I have just finished reading your five I-Team books ending with Breaking Point and WOW you are such a talented writer. Thank you for writing these ..."

Thanks for your kind words, Merita. I really appreciate your taking time to write to me. And thanks for giving my books a try. I'm so glad you enjoyed the I-Team series. :-)


message 77: by Merita

Merita Thank you Pamela for accepting my friend request. I have just finished reading your five I-Team books ending with Breaking Point and WOW you are such a talented writer. Thank you for writing these cant-put-me-down books and for introducing us to such fantastic characters. I look forward to reading your other books.
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♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness Pamela wrote: "I gotta know what a dick headband is. And, yes, I did want to check it out. :-)"

LOL! I thought that might peak your interest!


message 75: by Pamela

Pamela I gotta know what a dick headband is. And, yes, I did want to check it out. :-)


♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness Great Interview for Riverina Romanctics! And seeming as though you mentioned (well, we're all assuming the Sam you mentioned is I), me - I had to comment on the interview. I may have said something along the lines of swooning and dicks headbands, but you can check it out for yourself, cause you know you want to.

LOL!

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