Tuesday, November 19, 2013

TJ HAMILTON - GIVEAWAYS - THYME TRILOGY - 10 THINGS IN TEN MINUTES - * whispers * DAVID GANDY - ROMANCE - MYSTERY - SUSPENSE - SELF PUBLISHED - AUSSIE AUTHOR ROAD TRIP - DAY 19



Day 19: I am zooming over to TJ Hamilton. She is a very interesting person. Check out her 6 Quick Things and her Ten Things in Ten Minutes. You may find out something... * whispers * David Gandy.

Throw her Thyme trilogy onto your TBR piles. I am reading Buying Thyme and Making Thyme shortly. Love the titles.

Welcome TJ.

Author Bio

TJ Hamilton is a former New South Wales Police Officer who worked in various areas of policing around inner city Sydney. She also holds a degree in Criminology through Griffith University. Her love of crime and mystery started at an early age after she read her first Agatha Christie novel at the age of nine. Her fascination with the darker side of life came from living with a high-class escort when she first moved to Sydney in her early twenties. She developed a close understanding of these ‘ladies of the night’ over the years and loved the stories they told, most of whom she has still remained friends with to this day. TJ writes about her first love, the city of Sydney, and the wonderful places around this fabulous location. Her attachment to fashion is also present within her stories, thanks to her handsome Husband and his successful international modelling career. Writing came after leaving the Police Force when she was pregnant with her daughter, she sat down one day and started typing and has not stopped since. Nowadays TJ lives a quiet life in the tropics as a devoted mother and wife who loves her kitty-cats, far from the gun-slinging and criminal-catching days of the past. The action packed life she may have once had is now relived through her sexy fictional stories of mystery and intrigue.



6 Quick Things

A quote that means something to you. 



"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you imagined" 


A song that describes you.


Paul Kelly - I've done all the dumb things



Who is your book boyfriend? 

I was a total sucker for Edward in Twilight when it first came out... love a bit of old-worldy, angry teen angst controlling man-thing! 

Who is your book girlfriend? 

Makedde in Tara Moss' books. Love a kick-ass chick! 

 Author that inspired you and why? 

EL James was my reason to publish my stories. She has opened up a world that has now empowered women to read stories that are left of field. 

I totally hear ya! EL did that to me. I can read quite left of field these days. * waggles eyebrows * 

 Will you be attending the Indie Author Down Under Gold Coast event 22nd March 2014? 


Facebook Link

With bells on! I am making one of those rare appearances out... Scary shit!



Ten things in ten minutes with TJ



Here are ten randoms to know about me:


1. I have 2 kids & 2 cats (but they’re all my babies!).

2. My husband is a model & has even worked with David Gandy! True Story!!


David Gandy
I had to put a pretty picture up

3. I grew up in the Outback in a town with 1200 people.

4. I represented Australia as a sprinter when I was a kid.

5. I worked as a cop in Sydney’s equivalent to the Bronx.

6. I played the cello for almost 10 years (definitely random!).

7. I have a massive tattoo of a Saratoga Fish down the right side of my ribs (Over 20 hours of work… ouchies!)




8. I am a qualified Personal Trainer.

9. I love to cook & make some mean Lamb Shanks in winter!

10. I can surf (well haven’t for a few years but it’s like riding a bike right?)

Okay, so I know I sound like a total tom-boy but believe me, I am as feminie as they come… I just like to break as many stereotypes as possible! ;)





TITLE OF BOOK: Buying Thyme
AUTHOR: TJ Hamilton
SERIES TITLE: Thyme Trilogy
STATE: NSW/QLD

PUBLISHED : Self published (after knocking penguin's redic contract back... silly me? Not sure yet)
RELEASED: 17 April 2013
GENRE: Romance/Mystery/Suspense
DESIGN: T.J. Hamilton (under my design banner Buying Ham)



Miranda is a high-class escort at the most prestigious escort Agency in Sydney, Australia. Her Madam, Miss Stephanie commands the highest standard from her working girls and has taught Miranda the very best in the art of seducing men. Although it was never the life Miranda imagined for herself, she makes more than a decent living from it and always seems to be in demand from the Agency’s top clients.

American-born Joe Tench is one of Sydney’s most prominent businessmen, owning the majority of the nightlife in Sydney and across the country, but there is a dark side to Joe Tench. He is a regular client of Miranda's, he is also demanding, dominating and hard to handle. Miranda finds herself falling for Joe Tench’s sudden unfamiliar, yet enticing charm. Until she meets Tom Smythe, heir to a wealthy mining company, and amongst the top ten wealthiest families in Australia. The two develop a strong friendship after a chance meeting.

Miranda is caught between her feelings for these two very different men until a personal tragedy sees Miranda embark on a journey of discovery... and into a world she finds difficult to escape from.







TITLE OF BOOK: Making Thyme
AUTHOR: TJ Hamilton
SERIES TITLE: Thyme Trilogy
STATE: NSW/QLD

PUBLISHED : Self published (after knocking penguin's redic contract back... silly me? Not sure yet)
RELEASED:  17th October 2013
GENRE: Romance/Mystery/Suspense
DESIGN: T.J Hamilton (under my design banner Buying Ham)


She may have left prostitution, but can Mia face the demons of her past? Now working for a different kind of Agency, with a new set of rules and a new life. There is so much to learn in so little time. The world of espionage is not too far from the secret life of prostitution that she’s trying to leave behind. Can she withstand the mental and physical training that’s involved in becoming a secret agent?

Agent Nick Davis is Mia’s mentor. He’s also all that she desires. He is everything she ever wanted in a man and he is the one person who understands and accepts her. She may have known him before but the more she learns about him now, the more she loves. Their love may grow stronger by the day but is it strong enough to survive her return to Tench?

Her quest to find the truth about her friend may continue to lead her further into the dark life of crime boss Joe Tench. While at the same time, his obsession for her is developing into something sinister. Can she discover what evil he is orchestrating in time before he discovers the truth about her?



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Purchase Books From: (international)


Amazon

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Barnes & Noble

Kobo

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KEEPING THYME (Thyme Trilogy) Due 2014

GIVEAWAY TIME:

INTERNATIONAL

a signed copy of each of TJ'S books & an eBook of each  





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