Giveaway & Tour – Sing For Me

Sing For Me
Tam DeRudder Jackson
(Balefire Series, #2)
Publication date: August 26th 2021
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


My entire life is my music—and all the trappings that come with it. Sex, booze, and rock ’n’ roll is all I ever wanted. Touring the world as the lead singer of Balefire, I have it all. Until on hiatus, I meet the girl next door.

Ashleigh Baker is nothing like the groupies and celebrities who usually have all my attention. In her cute floppy hat with her knees stained with dirt, she spends her days creating a flowering show piece from her rented yard. She’s the most gorgeous woman I’ve ever met, and she acts like she doesn’t want a damn thing to do with me. But from the moment I laid eyes on her, she’s all I can think about.


Growing up the only child of an Air Force Colonel, all I wanted was to stay in one place for more than a minute. When I score a pretty little house with a long-term lease, I just want to grow my flowers and my freelancing gig as a music reviewer. Then a loud Harley wakes me from a sound sleep and I discover my neighbor is Blu Connolly. Yeah, that Blu Connolly, lead singer for my favorite band Balefire. With his killer good looks and panty-melting voice, he’s a walking temptation to sin. Though I do my best to avoid him, it seems Blu has other ideas. He’s on a mission to wear me down, let him in, but what happens when he stops wanting to sing for me?

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Author Bio:

Tam DeRudder Jackson is the author of the paranormal romance Talisman Series and the contemporary romance Balefire Series. Her favorite “room” in her house is her back patio where she dreams up stories of romance and risk. When she’s not writing her latest paranormal or contemporary romance, you can usually find her driving around with the top down in her convertible or carving turns on the slopes of the local ski hill. The mom of two grown sons, Tam likes to travel, attend rock concerts, watch football and soccer, and visit old car shows with her husband. She lives in the mountains of northwest Wyoming where she spends most of her free time trying to read all the books. Her TBR piles are threatening to take over her office, and she’s fine with that.

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Guest Post

How to get over writer’s block

I know so many people get caught up in writer’s block or the idea of writer’s block. Honestly, I haven’t suffered from writer’s block during the writing of any of the books in my Talisman Series or during the writing of the books in my current Balefire Series. There are two reasons for this:

One: the way to avoid or to push through writer’s block is to write. I’ve had the good fortune to have taken a couple of writing workshops from Susan Elizabeth Phillips, one of my favorite authors. Her one consistent piece of advice for writers is B.I.C.—butt in chair. Set a time to write every day and honor it. Put your butt in your chair and get to work. Inspiration isn’t a nebulous lucky moment; it comes from putting words on the page, which I’ve found to be true. When I take a few weeks off from creating a new book, I have to work harder to put the words down than if I start a new project the day after finishing the previous one.

Which leads me to the second reason I don’t have writer’s block: I use the Pomodoro Method for writing. (No, we’re not talking tomatoes here. 😉 ) I first heard of this method from a workshop given by Farah Rochon. In the Pomodoro Method, you set a timer and write for 25 minutes, take 5 minutes off—and do something completely unrelated to writing—then sit back down for 25 minutes followed by 5 minutes off. You repeat this cycle for four 25-minute sessions, take 20 minutes off in the middle, and do it again for four sessions. Farah is a master of doing the full two cycles. I usually run out of gas after the first cycle. But that still works for me because before I discovered this method, it took me three hours to write 1,500 words. Now I can write nearly 1,500 words in 50 minutes, so when I do one full session, I can double my previous output in 2/3 the time.

One last trick I use is to end a writing session in the middle of a thought. I leave myself a note about where I’m headed next and stop. When I return to work the next day, I know exactly where I’m going and can jump right in without having to think about it.

I know for some people that writer’s block is a real and terrifying obstacle. But because of what I’ve learned from some truly talented and prolific writers, I haven’t experienced it. Hopefully, others will find these methods helpful for moving them forward on their writing journey.


  1. Giselle

    Thanks for being on the tour! 🙂

  2. Tam DeRudder Jackson

    Thanks for hosting me. I’m truly excited to have my book on your blog. –Tam



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