Tuesday, June 23, 2009

This Tuesday At The Tiki Hut - Jean Hart Stewart

This week's winner was Flchen1!!! Congrats! You get a free download of your choice from Jean's backlist. Please email me at AuthorIsland at yahoo.com with your email address so Jean can get with you as to which of her books you'd like. And thanks to all who stopped by to visit with Jean and keep her company!

Jean Hart Stewart feels she's very much a Californian although she was born in Ohio. California has been home for a good many years. Life changed drastically for her when she was six and her father died incredibly from an errant golf ball. A dishonest insurance agent forced her sheltered mother to seek work, and she became a teacher. Her hours required Jean to be alone in the house in the afternoon, and since she was forbidden to leave till her mother got home, she became an avid reader. The local library supplied most of the books and she developed early her two of main interests, Jane Austen and King Arthur.

Reading is still one of her favorite activities, although she sometimes has to push it aside to make room for her enduring love of writing. Her journalism degree was used infrequently until recently. Marriage and raising two children pleasantly got in the way. After twenty years of being a real estate broker and with the kids raised she finally could devote her time to writing, her first love.

Jean's enchantment with the lore and legends of Druids and, therefore, delving into their history led to fascinating research that inspired her popular Garland of Druids Series for Cerridwen Press.

Few things in her life have been so satisfying, especially when all her books have a happy ending. Wonderful to make happen. It only gets more interesting when a secondary character demands his very own book. Who would want to deny him? Not Jean!

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Magic Musings by Jean Hart Stewart

Wiritng has been my first love since I was a child. I put in quite a few years as a real estate agent after marrying the man of my dreams (he still is, incidentally) While I enjoyed working at the time I finally reached the point where I knew I had to quit and just write. Have an eight book series called Garland of Druids from Cerridwen Press, which can be bought on line from them and several other e-book sources. They are all coming out in print now, two at a time, at Amazon, B & N, Borders, etc. Titles so far are Druid Desires and Druid Duet. The entire series is (in order) Druids’ Daughter, My Darling Druid, Song of a Druid Princess, Kiss of a Druid Bard, Druid Redeemed, Druid Triumphant, Druid Disdained, and Druid in Flight. Each is a stand alone book, so dive in at any title that appeals to you. Excerpts are on my website, http://www.jeanhartstewart.com/.

I’m very excited about a new series about a family of mages. Go ahead and look up the word, or I’ll give you a hint. Merlin was a mage. This series has just been named, Song of the Mages, and the first, Damien’s Destiny, was just released! The first four are written and in line to come out. Try out Damien, he’s a doll of a hunk.

Jean Hart Stewart's New Release Kicks Off Her New Song Of Mages Series
Book One in Jean Hart Stewart's new Song of Mages Series.

Damien is a mage, inheriting from Merlin the potential for enchantment and wizardry. When he rescues Toria from drowning herself, Damien knows she claims a special place in his heart. He will need all his abilities to help Toria overcome her fear of being touched by any man after she was raped by her guardian. He hides her in a school for girls until she is of age, and then brings her to Tregaron, his home as Earl of Sinclair.

Toria's lecherous guardian, Baron Heath, continues to stalk her. Damien must summon all his capabilities to protect her. As he tries to safeguard her life, the battle to conquer her fear of men looms ever more difficult. Damien refuses to influence her thinking with his extraordinary powers. Will he be able to triumph, save her from the wicked baron and finally claim Toria as his destiny?
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Win - read the excerpt for Jean's new release DAMIEN'S DESTINY and tell Jean what you think and your name goes in the hat to win a free download of one of her books! A winner will be chosen from all those who leave a message today.


  1. Welcome to the Tiki Hut today, Jean!!!

    Your new series sounds great! Your first series has 8 books in it so far, how many are planned for the second series? What do you enjoy most about writing series?

    Grab a cold frosty drink, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy your day at the Tiki Hut!

  2. Love magical romances! What kind of research did you do for your Druid series and your new Mage series? What time period is the new series set in?

  3. Hi Jean, your books sound very interesting and I wish you the best with them.

    Great book trailer.

  4. I do extensive research, Jerry, for every book. Since both series follow a family through the years each books is in a slightly different period. Druids begins in 1898, and the first Mage book is 1890. I have a big file of research on each book, as I'm meticulous about historical accuracy. Thanks for asking...

  5. Hi, Jean! Huge congrats on your new series--what sparked this one for you? I love the premise of your first title in the series. And will some of the heroines be the enchanters as well?

  6. Yep, my heroes in this series get their abilities from Merlin, but all the family are descended from both Merlin and Lady of the Lake. The female get special gifts from the Lady. I've let my fancies free with Jennivere's Journey, the second in the series. This series is a lot of fun to research and write. Thanks for asking about my heroines...

  7. Thanks for sharing the excerpt!This series sounds as good as the Druids were.

  8. Whoa, that does sound like quite a family tree/inheritance ;) Thanks, Jean--this sounds like a very promising start to your new series! Looking forward to reading the first couple!

  9. Hi Jean! I loved the interview. the trailer was awesome. I can't wait to read your books and am so glad that I found a new author to me today!


  10. I love the premise of this book. A girl who has been violated and a guy who would use magic to save her. I'm hooked.


  11. Sounds like a great series. I had to chuckle because the part in the excerpt about Damien in his crib as a baby, reminded me of the show bewitched towards the end of the series. Tabitha's brother made things float around while in his crib. The difference is that his family though he had no gifts and Damien's know he does. I love adding the mages into that time frame. Just what era is 1890 England?

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  12. Loved the excerpt for the book and the trailer is great. These books sound really good, I'm gonna have to add you to my wish list at Cerridwen.

    Thanks for sharing

  13. Thanks to everyone who commented. To Kytaira, 1890 is late Victorian. The next in the series, Gareth's Gambit, takes us to 1917, with the first son. I'll now put all the names in a hat and ask my DH to pick a name.