Gratitude Giveaway Winner November 29, 2010Posted by Jaidis in Random.
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I would like to thank all of you who entered my Gratitude Giveaway! The turn out was amazing and I’m so happy I could be a part of this blog hop! As a reminder, the winner of my giveaway will receive a copy of Touch the Dark by Karen Chance, a Skull Tote bag, and a Holographic bookmark.
I used Random.org to pick the winner…and the prize goes too…Beth S!!! An email has been sent to the winner and has 72 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
Thanks again to everyone who entered, and I look forward to hosting more giveaways in the future!!
Book Review: Playing the Game November 24, 2010Posted by Jaidis in 4 Tree Reviews, Book Reviews, Jaidis Shaw Reviews.
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I recently won Playing the Game by Barbara Taylor Bradford in a giveaway hosted on GoodReads. This is the first book that I have read of Ms. Bradford’s and I was excited to be peeking in the world of an author that I am not familiar with.
Playing the Game is centered around the life of Annette Remmington, a rising star in the art world, and her struggles to succeed in not only her art consultant business but in her personal life as well. Married to the controlling, manipulative Marius, Annette’s life is turned upside down when she starts to fall for the young journalist, Jack Chalmers, who confesses his love for her. As the story progresses, we start to learn the truths about Annette’s past and why it continues to haunt her in her present life.
For me, this book was a little difficult to get into as it moved rather slowly in the beginning and seemed to drag out in places that could easily have been avoided. Once I got to the middle of the book, it started moving much more quickly and kept me intrigued for the remaining pages. There are some brief flashbacks brought to life in the book about Annette’s childhood that some may find disturbing, but other than that it would be a good read for mature audiences.
Gratitude Giveaway-Now through November 28th November 17, 2010Posted by Jaidis in Giveaways.
Now through 11:59pm on November 28th, I will be participating in the Gratitude Giveaways Blog Hop! To thank all of our followers, over 175+ blogs are coming together and having amazing giveaways that all have to do with reading books! Below you will find the information for my giveaway. I hope you decide to enter for your chance at some great prizes!
The items above are up for grabs for 1 lucky follower! Package includes:
* Touch the Dark by Karen Chance
* An adorable Skull tote bag! Perfect for carrying your books and accessories with you where ever you may go!
* A holographic bookmark that features a skeleton coming out of his coffin!
I have made entering this giveaway as easy as I could! Complete the 2 requirements below and you are entered for you chance at this prize package!
Rule #1: You must be a follower of my blog! This blog hop is to thank my followers after all!! Since this is a WordPress blog and I haven’t figured out how to get the Google Friend Connect to work, the only way to follow my blog is through Networked Blogs.
Rule #2: Please leave a comment containing the email where you would like to be reached if you are the winner! An email will be sent to the winner, upon which the winner will have 3 days to respond to the email and claim the prize or another winner will be chosen!
Here is a synopsis of Touch the Dark: Cassandra Palmer can see the future and communicate with Spirits–talents that make her attractive to the dead and the undead. The ghosts of the dead aren’t usually dangerous; they just like to talk…a lot.
The undead are another matter.
Like any sensible girl, Cassie tries to avoid vampires. But when the bloodsucking mafioso she escaped three years ago finds Cassie again with vengeance on his mind, she’s forced to turn to the vampire Senate for protection.
The undead senators won’t help her for nothing, and Cassie finds herself working with one of their most powerful members, a dangerously seductive master vampire–and the price he demands may be more than Cassie is willing to pay…
To see the list of other blogs participating in the Gratitude Giveaway Blog Hop, Please visit
Thanks for entering and Good Luck!!
Book Review: The Suspicious Spouse November 11, 2010Posted by Jaidis in 4 Tree Reviews, Book Reviews, GoodReads, Jaidis Shaw Reviews.
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I recently won a copy of The Suspicious Spouse by Keith Jones in a giveaway on GoodReads. I originally entered the giveaway because I was intrigued with the description of the book as I haven’t read anything that had the main character portraying both male and female characters.
Hesitantly peeking inside the covers, I soon found myself being pulled into the novel as mysteries began to unfold and I began to have my own questions and suspicions, just as Christina/Christopher did. Though a few parts seemed to be heavy with needless detail, all in all I feel as though Keith Jones did a wonderful job with this book and I look forward to reading more of his work.
I’d also like to add that I really enjoyed the cover art as the single image of both Christina/Christopher adds a bit of intrigue.
The Suspicious Spouse is available by Salvo Press on December 1, 2010. To get your copy, visit Amazon
Available now on Kindle!
Cameo the Assassin November 3, 2010Posted by Jaidis in Books.
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Cameo the Assassin
by Dawn Mccullough-White
The Kingdom of Sieunes is rife with taverns, dirty streets, and clay pipe smoking citizens all toiling to feed their families and keep themselves in something little better than rags. With a foiled revolution just ten years prior still burning in the hearts of many, the royals enlist the aid of assassins to keep things in order.
The townsfolk entertain themselves by dreaming of better times to come and regaling in stories of the undead said to walk the graveyards at night… and of Cameo the killer with corpse-like eyes… Scarred and jaded Cameo is one of the most effective assassins in the employ of the Association, moving from one mission to the next as long as the alcohol keeps flowing.
Her acceptance of the murder-for-hire lifestyle is thrown into doubt when she meets a local highwayman with a penchant for fine clothes and women, and then she begins to think about breaking with the company but no one ever breaks with the Association under good terms.
To learn more about Dawn, visit her website!
Nurture Your Books Celebration November 2, 2010Posted by Jaidis in Nurture Your Books.
Want to enter for your chance to win some awesome giveaways! Of course you do!! Now through December 31st, Nurture Your Books is celebrating all readers and authors by giving away some amazing prizes!
Here’s how the celebration works for READERS:
Spread the word and invite others to celebrate with us — it increases your chances of winning more fantastic, FREE books!
50 entries – 1 book for 1 reader
100 entries – 3 books for 2 readers
200+ entries – 6 books for 3 readers
Here’s how the celebration works for AUTHORS:
Grand Prize: Premium Book Promo./Spotlight Package & a spot in the Nurture Your BOOKS™ SHOWCASE for 6 months ($495.00 USD value).
2nd Prize: Enhanced Author Promo./Spotlight Package & a spot in the Nurture Your BOOKS™ SHOWCASE for 2 months ($245.00 USD value).
3rd Prize: Any four À La Carte Author Services ($120.00 USD value).
Click the image above, or enter for your chance to win by clicking HERE