Monday, February 8, 2010

Celebrating the Release of JADE DREAMS by Barbara Clark

Today we’re celebrating the launch of JADE DREAMS, Book #6 in the Sons of Earth and Wind paranormal romance series by Barbara Clark.

Award winning author, Barbara Clark, signed her first book contract in August 1997 and saw its release in January 1998. She has gone on to sell 11 more books, 6 novellas and short stories, and a children’s book.

The quote by an unknown author, "All dreams lie beyond defeat.” has inspired Barbara to keep writing and creating new stories set in a variety of locations. Her books range from the coast of southern California to a glittering penthouse in New York city, a working cattle ranch in Arizona, the romance and challenge of the Sahara Desert, and the heat and danger of a Brazilian Rain Forest. Her readers have come to expect deep emotions, simple joys, and heart-stopping peril in her award-winning books.

Book 6 in Sons of Earth and Wind

Jewelry designer, Jade Starr’s paranormal gift to set emotions in metals and gems has made her the target of a powerful and ruthless enemy bent on revenge. Two years earlier, that same enemy had sent his men to ambush her and her bodyguard, Blake. Unknown to Jade, Blake was really Ash Hunter working undercover.

Hunter, whose appearance has been changed by life-saving surgery, can’t remember the months leading up to the attack, including his deep attraction to Jade. Now he’s assigned, once more as her bodyguard. Lately, he’s disturbed by dreams about a woman, resembling Jade, who once betrayed him.

Jade, who thinks Blake died, is startled by Hunter’s eerie resemblance to Blake. She learns the truth but is forced to keep the knowledge a secret while her love for him flares higher.

As danger tightens around them, Hunter fights his attraction to this woman he believes had tried to kill him. He’d take a bullet for Jade, but he doesn’t trust her.

WIN - Leave Barbara a question or a comment today here at her Cyber Launch Party along with your email address and your name goes in the hat for your choice of an autographed copy of one of the earlier books in the Sons of Earth and Wind series: Tears of the Hawk (Book I), A Breath of Heather (Book II), A Touch of Fire (Book III), Deserts of the Heart (Book IV), Tears of the Desert Rose (Book V). You can find more information about these stories at Barbara's Website.
Also, be sure to check out her new contest over on the "Contests" page and you could win a beautiful crystal pendant.


  1. Happy Release Day Barbara!!!

    How exciting! This book sounds fantastic - I love romantic suspense and when you mix in paranormal elements - well, I'm hooked!

    This is the 6th book in your Sons of Earth and Wind series, how do the books connect? What are you currently working on?

    Enjoy your cyber party and here to JADE DREAMS being your biggest seller yet!!!

  2. I haven't read any of this series as you are a new author to me. I enjoy reading paranormal romance so I know I would enjoy this series.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  3. Hi Barbara :)
    wow, that are fantastic news!!! it has been an age since the last book of the series was published...I loved book 2 and 3... unfortunately book 1 is here not available :(
    will there be more books of the series?? (please, say yes!)
    wish you all the best and congrats on the release!!
    hugs, Ina

    inale87 at gmx dot at

  4. I haven't read any of the books in this series but this one sounds great and I can't wait to read it. How many books are in the series and how many more are there going to be? Do you have to read them in order or are they stand alone books?

  5. Thanks for all your comments and questions. Jade and Hunter's story is the sixth book in the Sons of Earth and Wind series. They're set in contemporary times and most of them center around southern and central California because that's where I live.
    The books are connected by their characters--for example--Hawk Adams,(Tears of the Hawk), Quinn Archer,(A Breath of Heather), and Michael Forest, (A Touch of Fire), were comrades in shadow wars and continue that friendship into the present. Hawk's Wife and Michael's wife are sisters. Jade is also their sister.
    In Deserts of the Heart, Kadar was mentored when he was a teenager by Michael and later became a security agent working for Hawk. BTW, this book and Tears of the Desert Rose are set in California and in the Sahara desert and the Atlas Mountains.

    I'll do another comment about plans for the future.

    The books each stand alone.

  6. I have already begun the research and thinking about the story line for Book 7 in the series. The working title is, Curse the Darkness.
    My heroine, Laurel, is curator in a museum with a specialty in Native American artifacts. One of her paranormal gifts is the ability to touch an ancient artifact, and see a vision of the person who originally made it.
    When she's falsely accused of stealing a small turquoise bear from the museum, by the head of the Museum's security company--who was also her boyfriend-- she quits her job in the small east coast museum, and moves to Walkersville in Northern California where she gets a job in a boutique and antique store.
    In the meantime, security agent from Hawk Adam's company, Craig Landers, is assigned to secretly test the security at the store. When he makes a soft entry into the store after midnight, he doesn't realize anyone else is there until Laurel whacks him in the back with a broom.

  7. This books sounds great----romance, suspense and paranormal.

  8. Forgot my email.

    kissinoak at verizon dot net

  9. The exceprt made me want more, so job well done.

  10. Hi Ladies,

    I'm delighted you enjoyed the information and the excerpt for Jade Dreams.

    Best Wishes,

  11. Hi Barbara! Congrats on Jade Dreams! What a beautiful cover. It sounds like a very intriguing book.

    BJ Deese

  12. Congratulations on the new release. I'm always glad to find new authors. Your series looks interesting.

  13. Hi BJ,

    Yes, Trace did a lovely job with the cover. I'll pass along the compliment.

    Warm Regards,


  14. Congratulations on the new release!!I love romantic suspense and this one looks great.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  15. Congratulations on the new book, Barbara! What a fun thing to celebrate!

    I haven't read you before, but have put you on my "must try" list. I was checking out your website and see you also write "spicy" as April Reid and you write children's books as well. How do you have the time?

    Is the heat level the only difference between your April and your Barbara books?

    Best wishes on the new book,
    Laurie Jo

  16. Congrats on the new release. I just won a copy of Jade Dreams from the RS daily contest. Got the notice, still waiting for the download email. Would love to win here so then I would have two of the books in the series.

  17. forgot to add my email

  18. Hi, Barbara.

    What is your opinion on book trailers? Do you think they help in book sales?

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 At gmail DOT com

  19. Thanks to everyone for stopping by and celebrating with Barbara!!! It was a very special day for her and you all make it even better!

    Congrats to Martha Lawson!!! You win - I'll be emailing you in just a bit to get your mailing address so Barbara can send you out your prize.

    And don't forget to check out the contest page over on, Barbara has some beautiful jewelry up for grabs!