Saturday, May 31, 2008

My First Reviews and New Website

Checkout my new website design. I love it. Let me know what you think.

Also, my first two reviews for "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?" are now available.

Fallen Angel Reviews--5 Angels
I really enjoyed Harlee and Jake’s story. They were the perfect match for each other—they definitely had chemistry going for them. Harlee may at times seem ditzy but when she put her mind to something or someone she could be smart about it. Jake was the ultimate ladies man but when it came to Harlee it was like she was back in high school trying to get a first date. I thought Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed was a great and appropriate title for the story. Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed was fun, whimsical, and full of romance. Jami Davenport sure kept my interest going with this story. Every time I found myself starting to take a break I went right back into reading more; before I knew it I was done. I can’t wait to check out more books by Jami Davenport.
Reviewed by: Cheryl

Review Your Book, Debra Gaynor--4 Stars
Goldilocks never had it this good…I have always loved fairy tales-- even fractured one. Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed is a delightful read. The characters are superbly written. Romance, suspense, and passion fill this book. I found a lot of humor in the character of Harlee. Fans of romantica will enjoy Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Birthdays and Life and Memorial Day

I have a big birthday this Monday--Memorial Day. I can't decide if there's some kind of perverse humor in that or not. It's one of those decade birthdays you'd just as soon forget about it. Regardless, May has been an excellent month for my husband and I. If fact, I don't recall a time when things have ever fallen in place so beautifully like pieces of a puzzle.

Recently, my hubby had a dream job literally fall into his lap and a reunion with a beloved person in his life. I received a raise at my day job, have my first book coming out in under a month, and all sorts of good things with which I won't bore you. I'm beginning to think that we'll be able to afford that addition on our house that I've dreamed about for years without skimping on all the amenities I want in it.

It's funny how things turn like that. I have to count my blessings because life for us couldn't get much better.

As I gear up for the release of "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?" I get a little nervous about it. What if no one buys it? What if it's a bomb? Should I even tell my friends about it because they might hate it? But I'm a firm believer that life will become what you expect it to become. You have to have faith and keep on believing in whatever it is you believe in: God, Karma, yourself.

So take care this weekend. Have a fun and safe memorial day. Believe that life can be what you want it to be and be grateful that you have the opportunity to make it whatever you wish.

While you're enjoying a long weekend off, take a moment to remember those who gave the greatest sacrifice for our country and will never have the future you and I have. If you have children, take them to a memorial service so they can gain a small understanding of what this holiday really means.

Take care, Jami

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Wendi Darlin's Cowboy Games

My dear friend and fellow Siren Author Wendi Darlin's first book will be released tomorrow, June 12. Please check out my review on her book at

After you read her review, run over to Siren's website and pick up a copy.

You won't be sorry.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Volcano Moments

Recently, I was tagged and asked to list some random things about me. This was one of them:

I've experienced a blackout caused by volcanic ash and still have little containers of ash that I collected from the 8 inches that accumulated on the balcony of my apartment.

A few people asked me about that so I thought I'd do a blog post on my volcano experience. In May of 1980, I was attending college at Washington State University in Pullman when Mt. St. Helens blew. Now Pullman isn't anywhere near Mt. St. Helens, but we experienced the fallout.

My three roommates and I had a 2nd-story apartment that looked out onto an athletic field. Within an few hours of the eruption, we could see a large, odd-shaped black cloud heading our way. We actually thought it was a huge storm. We were studying for finals and hadn't turned on the TV or radio. We didn't realize it was a HUGE ash cloud heading our way. One of my roommate's parents called and set us straight.

As the cloud descended on us, it turned a hot Pullman afternoon into total blackness. First, the ash blocked out the sun and the street lights came on, then the ash started falling, looking like a heavy gray snowstorm. Eventually, it became so thick that we couldn't see the street lights. It's the only time I've ever heard the emergency broadcast system in other than test mode. All the local TV stations were broadcasting emergency messages. The fire department drove by with loudspeakers and warned everyone to stay inside. No one knew what this ash would do to our lungs.

Needless to say, we spent about three days locked in this apartment in 90+ degree weather and couldn't even open a window. Our deck and all the surrounding area was covered in 6-8 inches of ash. When we finally ventured out, everyone was wearing surgical masks because you couldn't breathe the stuff.

WSU eventually decided allow students to go home instead taking our finals. Mt. St. Helens saved me from my computer programming final, which I swear I'd never have passed and ended up with a "B."

My summer job was working for the FAA Air Traffic Regional Office. Our office was taxed with ensuring that planes and helicopters didn't fly directly over Mt. St. Helens. Often, our pilots would patrol the area. One of the guys in the office took me flying into the no-fly zone over Mt. St. Helens. I had the unique experience of looking directly into the crater and have some incredible pictures of the devastation caused by the blast.

So that's my volcano story. It's one of those unforgettable moments in life. Someday I'll write about my earthquake experience.