Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Mistletoe Blog Hop, check out this great giveaway

Holiday romances are so much fun, whether it is about reconnecting or finding new love, something about the winter holidays just compounds those amazing feelings and makes for some great love stories. It is a great time to publish a holiday romance because people are in the mood for wonderful escapes. Last year I wrote a holiday romance titled Cherished Gift from the Paranormal Hypnotherapy Files.

It is a second chance at love romance centered around soulmates and past lives with a little danger sprinkled into the mix to make it a Brumfield original.

Everyone loves the winter holiday season, except Jenna. For as long as she can remember her holiday season has been filled with night terrors that have destroyed every relationship in her life. It is like she is cursed. She doesn't know it, but she is. At her lowest moments she meets Clara, a hypnotherapist who helps her disconnect the past life night terrors and along the way, find her soulmate. Just as Michael and Jenna reconnect in this life they have a showdown with the demon that has plagued their existences for over a century. It is a great little HEA holiday novella (I like to call them lunchtime escapes). Grab a copy on Amazon for only $0.99 here.

As a thank you for stopping by on the hop I'd like to give you an opportunity to get a FREE read. Just sign up for my newsletter at this link and you'll receive a free copy of Rayne's Thunder (part one) Master Chef.

This is a great shifter romantic serial that is currently in competition at Read Freely to be named one of the 50 Best Indie Books of 2015 under the paranormal category. The entire six part serial is published on Amazon and currently on sale for only $2.99 which is a killer deal.

For the month of December, I'm also running a daily audiobook giveaway on my Facebook Fan page here. Pop over and check out the current giveaway for a chance to win one of my many available audiobooks.

Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays!

Take a moment and see what other awesome offers are out there on the rest of the stops on this blog hop below

Jingle Book Blog Hop, check out these great prizes

Welcome to the Jingle Book Blog Hop!

As a thank you to all my fans I've lowered the price of the Paranormal Bureau of Investigation (PBI) Case Files bundle from $4.99 to $2.99 for the month of December. This bundle features the first four episodes of this paranormal mystery and romantic suspense series.

As part of the Jingle Book Blog Hop I'm also giving away a FREEBIE read to everyone who signs up for my newsletter (details below) and one lucky person who comments on this blog post will win one of my many available audiobooks (winner's choice) the only requirement is winner must be 18 years or older.

In addition to all of that there is also a blog hop raffle which can be found below. All of these giveaways are open world wide.

For a chance to win an audio book check out the novellas in the PBI Case Files below and let me know in the comment section which one sounds the most interesting.

The Beginning: After a drunken night of mishaps two human sisters wind up with a job offer for the Paranormal Bureau of Investigation they can't refuse.

Outbreak: The team is called in to investigate a case in Florida where a man was caught snacking on a live human. The cover story? Bath Salts. The real story? A supernaturally mutated strain of the Ebola virus has deadly impact.

Lost Plane: A commercial airliner disappears over the Pacific Ocean without a trace. The team is called in to see if they can find the passengers and crew. The truth of where they have vanished to is connected to the survival of the human race.

Justice Driven: The Amazons interrupt a dinner date to carry out vengeance that is sanctioned by the gods.

This series has bear shifters, vampires, humans, dragon shifters, alien bureau of investigation agents, mythological gods and demi goddesses and so much more. Grab your copy today for only $2.99 or FREE with kindle Unlimited at Amazon here.

Remote Paranoia is the fifth case file in this series, it is not included in the bundle but it is on sale for the month of December for only $0.99. The team is called in to investigate strange murders of supernatural creatures and they stumble upon a secret government agency that uses psychics as assassins.

Again, to be entered in the drawing for a chance to win an audiobook let me know in the comment section which case file above you find the most intriguing and why.

Sign up for my newsletter and receive a FREE copy of Rayne's Thunder (part one) Master Chef from the Rayne's Thunder shifter romantic serial of Dating a Werewolf Series. Here is the link. Series contains mature subject matter.

For the month of December, the entire Rayne's Thunder romantic serial bundle is also on sale from $4.99 to $2.99. If you like the first installment pick up the rest of the serial on Amazon kindle here. Also FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

Enter the Raffle for a chance to win one of two $25 Amazon Gift Cards. Click the link below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Check out the other blogs on this hop...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Introduction to the Vampire Diaries: Nightmare World by Jami Brumfield

The story behind Assassin's Mate (Supernaturally Shipwrecked Series) plus excerpt and video

December 15th, 2015 is the release date for Assassin's Mate from the Supernaturally Shipwrecked Series. The novella is a HEA for a Tigress named Silver aka Scarlet and her Panther mate Brock. Every book in this series will be HEA or HFN for the adult romances and can be read out of order just like my Demon Fairy Tales (Dragons' Succubus and Dragon's Demon Dancer), Vanished (Death Interrupted and The Mating Challenge), Mystery Springs (The Witch's Vampire), Magical Secrets (Genie's Treasure), and the Paranormal Hypnotherapy Files (Cherished Gift).

I started this series as a shifter dating cruise which was connected to the Refuge Island which is an island paranormal creatures go to for sanctuary. Silver/Scarlett's sister, brother, mom and pop are actually in hiding on this island and Silver goes to work for a cruise line as a way to escape her psychotic ex-fiance. This was adapted from the dating cruise idea to an action packed, page turning adventure of a man falling for a girl and risking his life to save her from marrying the wrong man. Going forward the series will focus on patrons of the supernatural cruise ship and Refuge Island.

I also decided to try cat shifters in this novella because I polled my reading club and they mentioned cat shifters would be an interesting change. I really enjoyed writing the purr-fect romance for these two characters and I think you're going to finish the book and feel good about the romantic story and the adventure.

Check out more from me on the novella in this video.

Here is an excerpt for this adult paranormal shifter romance. I hope you enjoy the story.


Scarlett Jennings is on the run from a sadistic ex-fiancĂ©. She takes refuge on a supernatural cruise liner as a dancer. She doesn’t make plans for her future because she knows he will find her someday. Brock Martin is part of an order of assassins. He hops on the supernatural cruise to kill his next target but is intercepted by a red-headed tigress. After one kiss he makes plans to take out his mark and spend the rest of the week courting the beautiful dancer. There’s only one problem with those plans, his Scarlett has a hefty price on her head and he’s been dispatched to collect.

Chapter One

Scarlett Jennings caught a movement out of her peripheral vision as she was working through the new choreography for the coming night’s performance backstage. Damn cat vision was more of a curse than a blessing. Being the only one scheduled for the stage for the next thirty minutes the appearance of another person was suspicious. The hair that rose on the back of her neck had her running softly after the intruder when she landed from her leap across the stage. Something wasn’t right. If she was smart she’d call the cruise line’s security team, but she and authorities didn’t mix well and she’d feel idiotic if she called the cops on a fellow dancer that was simply getting ready for his scheduled time on the stage. It wasn’t the best way to make a first impression with whoever the stranger was, and she couldn’t afford the drama that might come from narking on a colleague who wasn’t doing anything wrong. Without this job, she only had one other option and sanctuary wasn’t the right move at the moment. It would put those she loved in danger. She needed this dancing gig far more than she’d ever admit out loud.
Her slippered feet padded silently across the floor as she followed the shadowy figure that went deeper into the unauthorized area of the ship. She was pretty sure this intruder wasn’t a fellow performer and began to rethink her pursuit. The cat that shared her mind warned of danger and flooded her body with adrenaline. The instinct to turn and escape was strong, but the urge to chase prey was stronger. The cat and human were at odds, and once again the tigress would win the battle for control. Her speed picked up as she continued to follow the mysterious figure further into the ship.
He, (she assumed he was a he because of his build), took a left down a restricted hallway. She continued her stalking, and was taken by surprise when strong arms snaked around her waist and slammed her against the ship’s wall. “What the…” the impact took her breath away and his dangerous looks robbed her of her second breath.
His hand covered her mouth as he moved closer to her neck and whispered, “Why are you following me?”
Her heart beat double time. Her eyes grew large, pupils dilated as fear flooded her system. She felt a primal need to escape, but another, deep down, wanted to stay. This wasn’t the same fear she felt in Joshua’s presence. This was different. She tried to talk, but his large hand muffled her words. “Mrph um mph.”
“I’m going to remove my hand. If you scream, I’ll break your neck, understand?”
Scarlett nodded. His words should’ve chilled her to the core, should have, but they didn’t. His intensity excited her. Something was obviously wrong with her mind. She’d never felt so many mixed feelings. Her first inclination was to fight the man, and her second was to kiss his rugged lips. Everywhere he touched a spark lit in her nerves and sent her brain into panic mode. Her fight-or-flight instinct should take over, only, instead, she wanted to curl up in the man’s lap and purr.
Slowly, he moved his hand from her lips, but kept his other hand on her waist, fingernails digging softly into her flesh holding her against the wall, and keeping her from fleeing even if she wanted to, which was the farthest thing from her thoughts in that minute.
“Why are you following me?” The snarl in his voice was far from scary, more sexy and primal.
Gods, Scarlett. Pull it together, she chastised herself silently. “I saw you backstage and was curious,” she lied.
“So you put yourself at risk out of curiosity?” He sounded irritated with her. Why? He was the one doing suspicious things.
She shrugged. “You know what they say, ‘curiosity kills the cat’.”
Uncomfortable silence spread between them as he stared into her eyes, like he could see into her soul and read her thoughts. Finally he said, “I suppose you’re going to tell me you’re a cat shifter.”
His grip on her waist eased up, and she felt sad at the loss of pressure from his hand. She never liked the bad boy types, probably because her ex-fiancĂ© was the worst of the devils, but something about this man made her ignite. “I’ll share what I am if you’ll reciprocate.”
A tiny tick started in his cheek, just below his dimple, and his mossy green eyes narrowed on her with distrust. “Panther.”
“Tiger,” she replied, thankful he gave in enough to share his alter ego with her. “What are you doing down here?  It’s restricted.” She whispered loudly.
He readjusted the strap to the shoulder bag she just realized he was carrying. The action caused a lock of his black hair to fall into his eyes. She resisted the urge to reach up and brush it back. It had been too long since she’d found comfort in a man’s arms. It was the only way she could describe the feelings whirling around her body like a tornado.
“Do you make a habit of asking strangers questions that could get you killed?”
The bluntness of his words were like a kick to the gut. The man had already threatened to break her neck and now he was implying her actions could get her killed? She’d seen danger all her life, her home was virtually a warzone. It was why she couldn’t go back. She couldn’t lose this job because far worse hazards waited for her there.
“If threatening a girl is your usual pick…” her words were cut off when his lips pressed against hers. At first, she denied his advance, but the slide of his tongue along her lips tempered any resistance, and she opened up to him and the pleasures he was offering. He didn’t hesitate to deepen the kiss. His grip on her waist tightened, and his other hand eased into the red curls at the nape of her neck forcing her head back allowing him more control.
She’d never been kissed by a handsome stranger before, and she intended to enjoy the moment. His tongue took authority and rolled over hers like an ocean wave driving her desire up a notch, stealing her breath away. Tension tightened in her middle and grew needy as his hot, ready body pressed her harder against the cold metal wall of the ship. They began the primal dance pressing their bodies together at the center and grinding to a silent rhythm that made them want more.
Her leg rose of its own accord and wrapped around his waist pulling him harder against her as he masterfully thrust his hardness against her. His fingers on her waist moved to her thigh and she felt a pleasurable sting as his fingernails bit slightly into her flesh. Desire and want rose in her and threatened to send her soaring into the sky like one of the jumps in her dance.
“What are you two doing in here?” The harsh tone of a security guard hissed at them, washing over Scarlett like a cold shower.
The bastard kissed me to keep from getting caught! They broke from the kiss, both short of breath, staring oddly into each other’s eyes. A connection was made, no doubt. What that connection was she couldn’t say with her mind all jumbled and confused.
He grinned, and with inhuman speed, picked her up and held her in his arms. “Sorry, officer, we just got married and were looking for a little privacy.”
Married? She didn’t even know the man’s name, and she was suddenly his alibi for some sort of criminal activity, she was sure, but the passion he lit in her from a single kiss kept her from saying what her brain knew was right. She simply blushed – blushed, and allowed him to carry her off as the security guard escorted them out of the restricted area.

Grab the full story on Amazon here for only $0.99. I hope you enjoy the romance between these two characters and their story. Have a wonderful week and thank you for reading.

Introduction to the Assassin's Mate (Supernaturally Shipwrecked) by Jami...

Monday, December 7, 2015

Check out this giveaway for a chance to win huge

December has been a month of giveaways for me. I've been giving away one audiobook a day on my Facebook page. Check it out here and enter to win. Check back everyday in December for the new daily contest.

I also have a few fun blog hops scheduled later this month for even more giveaways so be sure to subscribe by email to this blog so you don't miss anything.

This message is to announce the $900 Holiday Giveaway I'm involved in sponsored by a ton of authors and the Kindle Book Review. Seriously, you could win a $400 or $500 Amazon gift card which could help with some last minute shopping.

The book I'm promoting with this giveaway is my Paranormal Affairs box set which could be an awesome kindle stuffer for the adult reader on your list or you if you haven't gotten this highly rated set of paranormal romance, mystery, and epic fantasy adventures. I reduced the price for this one from $4.99 to $2.99 for the month of December. Check it out.

I also reduced the price of the Rayne's Thunder complete paranormal romantic serial from $4.99 to $2.99 for the month of December. This serial has been shortlisted by Read Freely and is one of the books in contention for the 50 Best Indie Books of 2015. Check out Rayne's Thunder here.

If you've read the books in this serial and loved them please take a moment and pop over to Read Freely and cast your vote for Rayne's Thunder by Jami Brumfield. You can vote three times under each category. You may find more books you love and can give some support to them as well. Here is the link

And while we're on the topic of sales the PBI Case Files Bundle is also reduced from $4.99 to $2.99 for the month of December. These paranormal mysteries and romantic thrill rides will excite and entice. Check them out here.

If you enjoy Facebook Release parties, meeting new authors, and having a chance to win great prizes my release party for The Vampire Diaries: Nightmare World, Rhyme's Reason (part two) Secrets and Men, and the first book of the Supernaturally Shipwrecked series, The Assassin's Mate is happening December 15th here. Come and join the fun.

Thanks for checking out my sales. I have a few more reduced books on my Amazon page. You can view all my books here.

Ready to enter for a chance to win some awesome Amazon shopping sprees? Click this link or giveaway image below and good luck. Thank you for subscribing and all your support. Happy Howlidays season.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Nanny cams... where do we draw the line?

Okay, this one is a difficult topic for me. Why? Because my husband and I are currently in the process of trying to have kids. Trying and failing but we're giving it our best shot. I have, however, had a hand in helping to raise my six brothers and sisters all younger than me so I do have some experience in caring about the well being of children, while I didn't give birth to them, I did and still do, love them unconditionally, despite the chaos of sibling relationships.

I guess in a way I can use that experience and what I think I will be like as a parent to weigh in on this interesting topic. As a parent I think I would opt for a nanny cam if I had a new sitter. It would be scary to leave my kids alone with someone I didn't know very well and it would give me piece of mind. If they prove themselves to me, over time I might be inclined to remove the spying device. We didn't have these things growing up and I and my siblings turned out okay I think. When we had a problem with a sitter we told our mom and that sitter wasn't used again. This made us learn the importance of speaking up. Something I do a lot of as an adult.

But I think this debate goes deeper than just the nanny cam. Speaking as an average adult, not a parent, I have to ask the question, "when does it stop?" My husband does this with me all the time. How far is too far?  I did mention above I'm not a parent yet so I can imagine some parents out there cringing and I totally respect that. The thing is, we've seen it sensationalized on television and in the movies, heck even books point out how hard it is to go unnoticed anymore with all the cameras watching our every move. If you walk down a downtown street, you're liable to be picked up by hundreds of cameras which could possibly be viewed by all sorts of entities, including the government. It makes for great fiction writing, especially science fiction, thrillers, police procedural, mysteries etc but is it good for real life?

So here's the deal, yes to the nanny cams because they are in your home and no to big brother watching our every move. I mean does big brother want to see someone picking their nose or scratching their... well you know... heck, do you want to see it? I can imagine, if things keep going the way they are going now, there will be a television channel that will show random people on the street, all day, everyday, and it would probably be one of the highest rated stations out there.

Don't get me wrong, there are definitely places where cameras are important. Especially when people are concerned with public safety but they say, everything in moderation. Some cameras watching us are good, I think but how extreme do we want to take it? That really is the question. Feel free to weigh in with your opinion below. If you have a blog and want to participate in the blog hop here is the link

Check out other bloggers opinions on this subject here

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tasty treat of the Kindle Worlds project for The Vampire Diaries titled Nightmare World

I just wrote my first novella for the Kindle Worlds The Vampire Diaries titled Nightmare World and I'm so excited to hear what others think of this story. It was absolute fun playing around in the world created by LJ Smith. My hats off to an amazing series.

In this novella I decided to change the course of history. Imagine what Mystic Falls would be like if Elena had been put in a coma after the car accident that claimed her parents' lives. Two years later she wakes up to a very different world... one made of nightmares and her family plays a large part in keeping a not-so-wonderful town in order.

Check out the excerpt below and check out the novella on Amazon here.

Two years after the accident that killed her parents Elena Gilbert awakens from a coma to a world of nightmare proportions. Her little brother Jeremy and legal guardian Jenna are hunters, the vampires, witches and werewolves are at war, and the humans of Mystic Falls have become casualties of the conflict.

While carrying out her new hunter duties, Elena and her friends and family find out about a plot to bring peace to the town of Mystic Falls but at what cost?

How will Elena fit into this world that has continued on in her absence? Will the charismatic Alaric Saltzman find a way to bring the paranormal factions to a peaceful resolution? What are the feuding Salvatore brothers up to? This new nightmare world is a reality and they must learn to make it home again.

Nightmare World is an action packed, fast paced novella inspired by the award winning, bestselling Vampire Diaries series.


THERE WAS NOTHING TO PATROLLING, other than facing the stone cold reality that Mystic Falls was a barren, desolate battleground. The streets that once held so much laughter, happy faces, friendly neighbors, and a massive amount of town friendly activities was now littered with death and destruction. Most of the storefronts were boarded up. All supplies for the hunters were delivered in caravans from the government. The town was sanctioned off from the outside world. No one was allowed to go in or out of the borders unless they were approved by the authorities. It was their way of containing the nightmare they lived in.
               Even communication outside the city was monitored. As far as she knew, the outside world had no idea of the terror that lurked on the streets of this once wonderful village. A cat scurried down an alley and had Elena jumping in her skin. She kept hoping she’d wake up and find herself home, safe and sound, in the past.
               “Keep moving, we have an appointment to keep.” Jeremy’s gruff voice cut into her thoughts as he quickened his pace.
               Elena had to speed walk just to catch up to him. “What appointment,” she whispered. He had told her they were going on a simple patrol not meeting up with someone. He didn’t answer just turned right down Main street, a deviation from the route they were supposed to be on. “Jer, this isn’t our sector.”
               He didn’t respond or even look her way as he turned down a darkened alley which smelled of excrement and rotting food, the ammonia tainted air made her pause at the mouth of the dark side street. Jeremy wasn’t acting normal, but then again what was normal? She didn’t want to go any further but her little brother had disappeared into the shadows and she needed to protect him. That is what Gilbert’s did. As she took one step into the black abyss she hoped Jeremy remembered that.
               Within moments she had caught up to him and was overjoyed at the sight of her best friend, Bonnie. She’d been home for a month since waking up from the coma and hadn’t seen anyone but Caroline, Jeremy and Jenna. Bonnie looked different now in a black dress that covered her dark skin from her shoulders to her ankles and hugged curves she never knew the girl had. Her dark hair flowed around her shoulders in natural waves and her amber eyes seemed to dance in delight at spotting Elena. She quickly handed Jeremy the small plastic baggie and ran to hug her best friend.
               Arms wrapped around her shoulders in an embrace that brought back countless childhood memories, happy times. They were thick as thieves growing up and happy. They had problems but together they overcame them which built a stronger bond between them, almost sisterly.
               “When Jeremy told me you had woken up I was ecstatic. I would’ve come to see you but witches aren’t allowed in the hunter’s headquarters.” She pulled back and cupped her friend’s face. “You look terrible.”
               Her brutal honesty was like a slap in the face but refreshing. After a moment of silence, they both burst into quiet chuckles. “Thanks, Bon Bon.”
               “I prayed to my ancestors every day for a healthy return and here you are, standing before me.”
               Hearing Bonnie Bennett talk about witches and ancestors was unnerving. She’d been told of Bonnie and Caroline’s changes over the last two years while she was locked away in the deep sleep that kept her from the living. She had done everything she could to prepare herself to eventually see Bonnie as the supposed enemy but nothing she did made the reality plausible. In no universe would Bonnie be an enemy to her. It just wasn’t something she could prepare for.
               Witches and hunters were not friends for a very good reason. The witches created the werewolves and Vampires and the hunters killed them. Despite the witches attempt to maintain balance the with the sun and moon curse, the hunters still had to police both species.
               “I can’t believe you’re a witch, a real witch. I remember you talking to me about being psychic but hearing you call yourself a witch is just… overwhelming.”
               Bonnie nodded, “it was an adjustment but the hardest part is being on opposite sides from my friends. I can’t stand the idea that we are supposed to be enemies.”
               “That’s all it is, an idea. No one can make me think of you as an enemy.” Elena insisted.
               Bonnie pulled her into a hug again. “You’re right. Now to find a way to convince Caroline the same.”
               “I’m the one that gossips in this group, ladies, not you.” Caroline’s voice came up behind them and the hair on Elena’s arms stood at attention.
               “God, Caroline, how many times have I told you not to sneak up on us.” Jeremy had his gun aimed her direction before she even came into view.
               Caroline embraced Elena in a tight hug that threatened to suck the air out of her lungs. “Oh, Elena, it is so great to see you out and about!” She ignored Jeremy and smiled at her friends. “I was beginning to worry that you were going to stay locked up in that house for the rest of eternity.”
               “Yes because that is a healthy alternative to skipping patrol duty.” Elena struggled to keep from rolling her eyes.
               “It is definitely a safer option,” a familiar voice from her past spoke from the shadows.
               “In the flesh.” He joined them and smiled as he wrapped an arm around Caroline’s waist.
               Elena sucked in another deep breath, she knew Matt and Caroline were dating but seeing it was yet another sucker punch to the gut. The world really had gone on while she was sleeping away trapped in her mind. She hated to admit it but they were a stunning couple. Matt, the blond hair blue eyed quarterback and Caroline the blonde hair, green eyed head cheerleader. Elena shook her head. That was the past. They were now Mystic Falls Police officers. “You look… good.” She looked at both of them, “and I hear congratulations are in order.”
               Caroline nodded, her blonde curls bounced around her shoulders. Even though she followed in her mother’s footsteps as an officer of the law, she still brought rays of sunshine wherever she went, the perky, slightly control freakishly, sunny best friend that always wore a smile no matter what problem she faced. “I hope you’re okay with this,” she pointed to her and Matt, “when had the accident and when my mom got sick, Matt was there to help me through it. Without him, I probably would’ve died from heartbreak, for realsie.”
               Matt glanced down at the slimy ground, “yea, we both helped each other through painful times.”
               Elena nodded her understanding. It hurt to see him with Caroline, cut deep like a knife into her soul, but they seemed oddly ‘right’ for each other. “I’m fine, life goes on.” The truth was she had finally decided to break up with Matt before the accident so this made that transition easier, but in her mind that hadn’t happened which took away her opportunity for closure. None of that mattered, because she needed her friends and couldn’t afford to lose another person. “I never would’ve imagined you two being part of the police.”
               “We couldn’t just stand by and watch our town fall apart without doing something to help.” Matt replied.
               “And not all of us have supernatural hunter abilities and the force needed recruits.” Caroline chimed in.
               Her friends were still familiar but so different. It was a lot to take in.
               “Okay, if we’re going to save Vickie we need to go.” Jeremy slipped something in his mouth and shoved his phone into his black jeans.
               “Wait, what do you mean, save Vickie?”
               “We’ll explain on the way. Let’s go.” Caroline grabbed Elena’s hand, the warmth startled her for a moment but she quickly recovered and followed the group.

I also included a "behind the scenes" and "why I wrote this novella" video below. I hope you enjoy.