It’s The Rambling Jour!  The blog hotspot for me: Heather Hambel Curley.  What do I do?  Write paranormal and historical fiction.  Partake in shenanigans.  Get tattoos.  Fan girl.

The floor might be sticky, but the company is good.

Also: cupcakes.  Let’s make this happen.


About Me

Who’s Hambel?

Well I was, at least, until I got married. An oddly enough, for an author, I have a heck of a time writing about myself.Little Round Top

So, I’m in my dirty thirties, which is horrifying. I feel like I was just in high school.  I’m a mom, a full-time worker bee, a perfectionist, and an overachiever. Coincidentally, I’m also a quitter, as in the span of my thirty years I have quit:

  • Ballet
  • Piano lessons
  • Flute
  • Sorority
  • Puppeteering

But anyway, I also write historical fiction and contemporary paranormal romance(ish).  I am represented by awesome agent, Rossano Trentin of TZLA Literary and Film Agency.  Right now, I’m on a paranormal kick:  my contemporary paranormal, With Me Now, was published with Evernight Publishing on June 25, 2015, I just finished writing a steampunk paranormal, and I have three paranormal projects in the works.  My debut historical fiction, Anything You Ask of Me, will be published with Knox Robinson Publishing in 2016.  You can read more about my books by clicking here.

I also enjoy One Direction, chinese food, watching football, sarcasm, and my iPhone. I don’t enjoy high-waisted pants, climbing ladders, or soy sauce.

I now have my very own, official, author website!  Visit it here!

And, of course, I’m pretty awesome over on Facebook too!  Check me out by clicking here!

Frankly, of all these pages and pages of social media, my blog is the best.  I’m judgmental like that.

About My Books

I’m a writing girl with a history problem.  Or maybe a history girl with a writing problem; either way, writing about history (however I can sneak it in: challenge accepted) is without a doubt my passion.  I’m also a self-proclaimed paranormal princess, as I’ve recently launched into this huge effort to write a ton of paranormal novels.  What can I say: focus and I don’t play well together.artillery

Completed Novels


Published by: Bestselling Boxed Sets

Release date: February 6, 2016

Haunt coverDeath is not the end.

In 1859, eighteen-year-old Adelaide Randolph has a secret: she’s a member of The Secret Six: six women who hunt errant spirits in their hometown of Harpers Ferry, Virginia. They are the daughters of dead mothers—the last line of defense protecting the bustling town from the dead. Adelaide is focused. She’s determined.

And then she meets Thomas.

Thomas Cooper is an armory worker. He’s a scoundrel. He drinks too much, he’s vulgar and rough: and he wants her. It’s too easy to fall in love with him and, suddenly, Adelaide would rather have trysts with him than focus on slaying specters. But when John Brown raids the Ferry, hell bent on starting a slave uprising, everything starts to fall apart.

A creature, a dark shadow man, is stalking her. As the Civil War rages towards Harpers Ferry, Adelaide is forced make a decision that could change everything: can she sacrifice a generation of men in order to save one?

The scourge is coming. And this time, she’s not sure she can stop it.

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With Me Now

Published by: Evernight Publishing

Release date: June 25, 2015

coverMadison Monroe is an anthropology prodigy. She’s poised to graduate with a double major. She’s published in scholarly journals and archeology magazines. With limited field experience, the crowning jewel for her graduate school application is an upcoming dig in Normandy.

And she just got arrested for underage drinking.

Less than a month before she turns twenty-one.

Now, instead of taking part in her dream dig, she’s kicked off the crew and barely escapes academic probation. Her only option for her application is a routine archeological survey in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Once in Gettysburg, though, the “simple” dig isn’t exactly what it seems.  Madison can feel a presence watching her and can hear voices of the dead calling from the battlefield.  And, when she discovers a long buried secret at the Spangler Farm, she inadvertently sets off a chain of events that will put everything—including her life—on the line. (note: this is the unedited version)

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Anything You Ask of Me

Under contract with: Knox Robinson Publishing

Release Date: July 26, 2016

Although her home state of Maryland hasn’t sworn allegiance to either Union or Confederacy, twenty-two-year-old Elizabeth Archer’s life is shattered.  Her father freed their slaves and fled North, abandoning the household.  The man she loved—and who married her sister instead— is killed in battle.  Elizabeth’s life of parties and societal obligations dwindles down to isolation and too many empty hours; hours to mourn the man who gave her up to chase a larger inheritance.

coverShe meets Confederate general Jeb Stuart by chance and, in an instant, she’s the center of his attention.  Fueled by her sister’s disapproval and tired of being told what she’s allowed to do, she decides she wants him—even though he’s married.

As commander of the Army of Northern Virginia’s cavalry division, General Stuart doesn’t ask, he orders.  The attraction seems mutual and, flattered by his affection, Elizabeth agrees to spy for the Confederacy.  She’s Stuart’s La Belle Rebelle, the Beautiful Rebel; the siren of the south.  She’s notorious in the Union and lauded in the Confederacy.

Notoriety, however, is a spy’s worst enemy.  Now pursued by a Federal officer tasked to stop her at any cost, Elizabeth faces the sentence of hanging if she’s convicted of treason against the Union.  Devoted to a cause she doesn’t believe in and with Federal blood on her hands, Elizabeth must save herself—or die a traitor.

Time is running out.  And no one, not even La Belle Rebelle, can outrun the war.

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In the Works:

Since April

A novel about Edwardian New York and post-traumatic stress disorder




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Contact Me

2015-10-25 13.50.52I’d love to hear from you!

Questions?  Comments?  Witty repartee about the One Direction?  Drop me a line!

I’m also pretty out of control with social media.  I tweet.  I Facebook (If Facebook can be considered a verb).  It’s like The Rambling Jour, only in hilarious one-liners.  You can hang out with me on Pinterest for a billion cupcake recipes, hilariously inappropriate e-cards, and boards dedicated to each of my novels with inspiration, cute guys, and, occasionally, shoes.  You know.  If that’s your thing.


Email: heatherhambelcurley (at) yahoo (dot) com


Twitter: Heather_Curley

My Agent: TZLA Literary and Film Agency