Sunday, October 23, 2011

SPOOKTACULAR Giveaway Hop!




Wow, over 400 bloggers are participating in this hop! Woot! LOVE IT! More chances to win, right?

There are TWO chances to win here. The Heavenly pack or the Eden pack. You choose! Be sure to mention your selection when you post.

To enter, you may click here and 'LIKE'.

If you're a book/swag lover you are welcome to follow the blog and follow me (link on sidebar) on twitter (link on sidebar)to increase your chances of winning books and fun stuff I love to share with readers.

Read and let read ~


Jennifer



Saturday, October 22, 2011

~Barnes & Noble Authorpalooza~


My son and his wife and my grandbabies stopped by to say hello.



So today was my first ever author event. I've spoken at various functions, but this was my first signing experience. It was pretty darned fun!

The highlight was meeting readers who'd come to the event just to meet me. THAT. WAS. FABULOUS.

It was fun interacting with other authors, too, and just being in a bookstore is always a good thing.

Some of the authors were seasoned at this routine, including my tablemate, YA author Joy Spraycar.

What I learned: that these events are nothing to fear. I was pretty hesitant to do something like this, but I wouldn't hesitate again. The crowd was warm and it was very upbeat.

What I'd do differently: I wish the event hadn't been on a day when so many other big events were going on in the community, but I didn't have any control over that.

The Heavenly hardcovers were the hot sale item! Everybody LOVED the artwork. That was cool.

Overall, the Authorpalooza was a positive experience. There's nothing like meeting people you've chatted with and "met" through your books! That was really outstanding.

Looking forward to the hop next week!


Read and let read~


Jennifer

Octoberbest! Week Three! WINNER!

It's great to see so many new readers entering! (( And those of you who HAVE been here a while, I love and appreciate your support!! MANY of you have won - often more than once - from me, so you know winning is possible :))

Week three winner is:ShannonQ

CONGRATSssss Shannon!

Please email me ( link on sidebar )

Monday begins the HUGE Halloween Blog Hop - with over 200 participating book bloggers. Putting together some fun wins for that!!

Meanwhile, read and let read and enjoy the weekend.

xx Jennifer

Monday, October 17, 2011

Octoberbest! Week Three!


It's the third week of Octoberbest and since the week one giveaway was never claimed, I'm offering it again!.

Up this week another chance to win copy of OVERPROTECTD ( because it's kinda scary - right??? Obsessive father goes ballistic to protect his only child ) A tote ( both the book and the tote will be signed ) and a pair of spider web earrings.

To enter, post your name below.

I give special consideration to those whose efforts to spread the word about me and my books go beyond sensational. So, show your Octoberbest and leave your luv links in your post!

Giveaway ends Friday night. Winner announced Saturday. Check back, I don't chase down winners.

Read and let read ~

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Octoberbest! Week Two!WINNER!!

Great efforts by so many of to promote the giveaway, THANK YOU!

This week's winner is:Raihana

CONGRATSsssssssss

Raihana has one week to contact me and claim the giveaway gift or it's forfeited. Like last week! The winner didn't contact me, so I'm offering the giveaway again Next week -

Much love lovelies~

Jennifer

Monday, October 10, 2011

Octoberbest! Week Two!

Up for grabs this week: a signed copy of A Season of Eden and a bloody handprint you can stick anywhere to send chills down the spine - mwhahaha!

To enter, post your name and share the contest with your reader friends! ( You all know what that means by now )

Extra consideration will be given to readers who post the booktrailer ( below ) anywhere and everywhere :)

Check back Saturday to see if you've won! Last week's winner still hasn't checked, and might forfeit the winnings if she doesn't email me. ( winners have 1 week to claim prize )

Read and let read~

Jennifer

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Special Sundays

What makes Sunday special to you? Do you have family traditions you save for Sunday that you look forward to all week?

Growing up in Palos Verdes, California, Sundays for me meant my parents having friends over for big dinners and football parties ( or basketball ). Sundays also meant big family gatherings ( because our house was large and centrally located )

These days, Sundays for my family start out at church and end at home with a huge family dinner with ( usually ) one to three guests. Which means I make a giant meal every week. I love this -- it's fun to plan and wonderful to execute and enjoy. My children and their children look forward to an array of baked goods - their requests always considered for the day!

We take a walk after dinner and enjoy the changing colors, the view of the lake, saying hello to neighbors.

The evening is spent visiting and watching a film appropriate for the day: something the whole family can enjoy like The Parent Trap, or The Other Side of Heaven - two of our family favorites.

How do you spend your Sunday? What do you look forward to that makes the day special to you and yours?

Thanks for sharing with me.


Jennifer

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Octoberbest! Week One.WINNER!

Thank you so much for your weekly support and love. The more you enter, the more you tweet, blog and chat about what I do helps spread the word for me. As an indie author, my appreciation runs deep for all of you.

I love that I know all of your names, and have real friendships with many of you.

THANK YOU!

This week's winner is Nadege_Richards

CONGRATS!

I'm searching for the next mailable, cute lil Halloween item for next week, so check back!

Love you all~


Jennifer

Monday, October 3, 2011

Octoberbest! Week One.


It's the first week of October - time to have some fall/Halloween fun. I'll be participating in a Halloween Blog Hop later this month, but until then I'm giving away some cute, seasonal finds along my books and swag.

Up this week a copy of OVERPROTECTD ( because it's kinda scary - right??? ) A tote ( both the book and the tote will be signed ) and a pair of spider web earrings.

To enter, post your name below.

I give special consideration to those whose efforts to spread the word about me and my books go beyond sensational. So, show your Octoberbest and leave your luv links in your post!

Giveaway ends Friday night. Winner announced Saturday. Check back, I don't chase down winners.

Read and let read ~


Jennifer