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SS_FINALTitle: Spirit Seeker

Release Day: September 2013

Genre: Native American/Paranormal Romance/New Adult


Life is strange and difficult for the granddaughter of a shaman. Sixteen-year-old Talisa Santiago was born in the desert underneath the full moon in January-the wolf moon. However, she left the desert with her mother when she was a young girl. She remembers bits and pieces of her past but it isn’t until she and her mom move to a remote barrier island off the coast of North Carolina that she feels fate has finally called-secretive and mysterious he stands alone on the edge of the bank.

Her friends tell her to stay away; she hears rumors that he is dangerous. Still, she can’t resist. Whether Talisa realizes it or not, she knows a thing or two about boys like Jag Chavez. Fate is funny that way. For the first time in her life, Talisa meets kids just like her-Native Americans who know the ways of the spirit. The closer she gets to Jag, the more she realizes he is hiding a dark secret. He may have the markings of the Thunderbird, but he is named for the powerful Jaguar. Together they embark on a journey that will haunt her forever.

IASCTitle: Illuminate-Alive, She Cried

Release Day: March, 2014

Genre: Native American/Paranormal Romance/New Adult


Seventeen-year-old Talisa Santiago, the pregnant Native American shifter and granddaughter of a shaman is about to begin the self discovering journey of a lifetime, taking her from the only place she truly remembers and putting her on sacred land. The trials and tribulations there lead her into what can only be described as truly illuminating. She also finds herself in a love triangle, one that throws her life into utter chaos. Leaving her to learn not only how to deal with her shape shifting abilities, a new baby and now two men who will both tug at her heart in very different ways. Who will she decide to live with and what will it mean for the rest of her journey?

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425240_309397415790239_1648841458_nAbout the Author

Jamie Leigh Haden is the author of Spirit Seeker, a young adult fantasy. Jamie lives and writes near the seashore in North Carolina. She has a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Jamie is currently working on An Unimagined Life, the sequel to Illuminate-Alive, She Cried.

1. Tell us about your writing process. Do you outline, or are you more of a seat of your pants type of a writer?

That process has changed over the years. I used to outline everything, takes lots of notes, know where the whole story was going to go. I used to know the end before I wrote the beginning. Now that has all changed. Now, I just sit down and write. I let the story tell itself.

2. Who is the one author that you would love to meet someday and why?

I absolutely love Stephen King. What a thrill it would be to just sit down and have a cup of coffee with him.

3. What is in your To Read Pile that you are dying to start or upcoming release you can’t wait for?

I just bought LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green. My kids love his work. I can’t wait to start reading it tonight.

4. How do you spend your free time? Do you have a favorite place to go and unwind?

I love to sit by the pool and tan with my girls. My backyard is my favorite place to be.

5. Can you share with us something off your bucket list?

I’m terrified of heights but I seriously think I’d like to skydive one day.

6. Tell us three fun facts about yourself.

I LOVE a cold Dr. Pepper with ice, Cherry Jolly Ranchers, and Slurpies from 7-11.

Connect with the Author 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sippingbythesea

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamielhaden