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Inspiring & Uplifting

COVER_JTcoverwithbadgeThis month, I will have been actively on this course of writing/publishing for one year. Before I began, I was terrified – terrified – of going forward. Whenever I knew someone was reading what I’d written, I’d get nervous, anxious, obsess about hearing back. How in the world I ever got up the courage to hit “publish” on the first book – Sapphire Ice – is nothing short of God’s perfect will pushing me out of any and all comfort zones.

I’m so glad I went forward. I’m so glad that my books have met with such great acclaim and critique. I’m so happy that this person is telling that person and that person is telling this person and the stories of Robin, Maxine, and Sarah are spreading through the reading communities. It is wonderful and humbling and still a little terrifying.

I woke up this morning to a review on Amazon for The Jewel Trilogy Anthology — which contains Greater Than Rubies — that was so wonderful worded and so uplifting and affirming to me. It makes me anxious and antsy to get the next fiction book published — the first in my Song Series (coming in May, friends!). I wanted to share it with you:

I’ve been complaining loudly lately that Christian fiction is full of perfect characters who bypass personal growth and development with a single prayer when something goes wrong. Their lives all perfectly fall into place and have no substance or sense of reality about them.Then I stumbled across these books and was so happy to be proven incorrect. I just loved everything about these books. The flawed characters who faced their demons and grew into themselves and Gods love for them, their strength and determination gained through serious prayer and commitment to supporting each other. I laughed and cried and pondered my life. I read all four books in 4 days and can’t stop thinking about them. I’m so glad the wedding was later included – and was even more pleasantly surprised that it also revolved around real life problems, rather than just being a feel happy book. My only criticism is that there are no other books available for this author………I’m eagerly awaiting more!

I know if my books touch just one life and bring just one person closer to God, then that may have been His purpose for me. But, I get notes, reviews, and emails almost daily from people all over the world telling me how much the books affected them on a personal, emotional, or spiritual level. You have no idea how much those notes, reviews, and emails inspire and uplift me.

If you haven’t read them, read them. Greater Than Rubies is free everywhere we could get it free, and will stay free – a sampling of the sisters for you. If you have read them, I’d love to hear from you.
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Cover Reveal & Dedication

I typed “The End” yesterday afternoon on Greater Than Rubies.  It was the first draft, yes.  But I’m expediting everything with it and will have the first round of edits complete today or tomorrow.  My beta readers are standing ready and know it needs to be turned around quickly.  My goal of publishing the first part of December might end up looking like mid-December, but certainly well before Christmas.  It is going to be just over 50,000 words — which might make it considered a small novel instead of a novella, but I’m still going to use the term “novella” when referring to it.

It will be free, so keep an eye out for announcements regarding publication.

I received the final cover the other day.  Debi Warford did a beautiful job with it, I think.

And, because it answers the question of “why in the world did you write an entire novella to take place between books 1 and 2 of a trilogy?”, here is the dedication as it will be published:

For Kaylee Anne…

At fifteen, my daughter Kaylee read Sapphire Ice, Book 1 of the Jewel Trilogy. She fell in love with the characters and would talk to me about what she read and what she thought about what she read. I remember her sitting on the couch across from me one evening, finishing up the book on her Kindle. I knew she was nearing the end of it, and I was excited to talk about how it all resolved with her.

Suddenly, she said, “That’s it?!”

I looked up from whatever I was doing and said, “What do you mean?”

“No wedding?” Kaylee waved her Kindle in the air. “You take me through all of that, and don’t give me the wedding? I need the wedding, Mom.”

So, here it is my darling daughter. This is my gift to you…

The wedding of Robin Bartlett and Antonio Viscolli.
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Giveaway: Topaz Heat

My beautiful and talented friend, Cathy, of Cathy’s Creations is helping me launch the release of Book 3 of the Jewel Trilogy, Topaz Heat, by designing this bracelet:

Isn’t it beautiful?

Cathy’s from Boston, which is where my book is set, so I think she has a soft spot for my book.

I am giving away this bracelet along with an autographed copy of the paperback version of the book, Topaz Heat, Book 3 of the Jewel Trilogy.

You can find Topaz Heat at Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and All Romance eBooks.

Here are a couple of reviews of Topaz Heat:

As the last book in this series.. I was amazed to say the least..I loved reading all these, but I think the last may have been the best! ~from Barnes & Noble

Hallee Bridgeman hit it out of the park with this one! Her other two books in the Jewel Trilogy were great, but this one surpassed my expectations! It was well written, amazing character development and emotions. However, her use of Faith in this book is what really sets it apart! It was enough to renew my faith and question why I am not more like the main character! Best book in the series! Can’t wait to see what this new author puts out next!!!!! ~from Amazon

Oh my goodness, this was such a great read! And I thought the first two were great, but this one really is the best. Keep up the good work, Hallee! ~from Amazon

Here is the “short blurb” of Topaz Heat:

From the moment Derrick meets Sarah he knows there is no one else for him. Derek is a poor tough street kid made into a billionaire’s protégé and groomed for wealth and success. Sarah sees only an unshaven tough kid covered with tattoos. She shuts down every advance. A decade later, will Sarah finally set aside her prejudices and open her heart to true love?

There are 9 ways to enter to win this amazing Cathy’s Creations bracelet and an autographed copy of Topaz Heat, Book 3 of the Jewel Trilogy. Go to my Hallee the Homemaker blog here to enter.

Good luck, everyone! This giveaway will close on Friday, October 19th, at 5:00 PM EST.

 

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AMAZING Giveaway at Still Blonde After All These Years!

Still Blonde after all these Years! is doing an AMAZING giveaway of The Jewel Trilogy and the bracelets inspired by the books that were designed by Cathy’s Creations.  Go here to check them out! http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2012/09/126-the-jewel-trilogy-by-hallee-bridgeman-3-books-bracelets-sweep/

This is a giveaway valued at $126.  You don’t want to miss it.

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Radio Interview Tonight!

Sapphire Ice 3DI am a guest tonight on Edin Road Radio, talking with Jesse Coffee about Book in my Jewel Trilogy, Sapphire Ice.

Please join me tonight, August 14th at 6:30 PM EST.  If you cannot listen live, the show is archived.  You can listen and retrieve the archive at this link: http://www.edinroad.com/radio

I’d love to hear from you if you listened!
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Romancing the Book: Sapphire Ice

Sapphire Ice 3DI just discovered the most amazing review of Sapphire Ice!!  Desere at Romancing the Book gave it their highest rating and said, among other really wonderful things:

For anyone that loves a good romance story or even for those who feel that reading romance is a waste of time, this is the book that will change your mind on more levels than one.

I loved every single second of the book and could not stop reading till I got to the very end and even then I did not want the story to end. This author truly knows the meaning of delivering a powerful message, romance at it’s best and grabbing your attention from the word go.

I am so excited and honored and encouraged to have read this review!

If you have not read Sapphire Ice yet, you can find purchase links here.

If you have, please consider leaving a review where you purchased it, on Amazon, and/or on Goodreads.

Thank you!
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