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Monday, May 26, 2008 WINNER WINNER WINNER

Congratulations to Karen Rose for being the first winner of the contest!

Karen sent the correct answers from Fridays contest:

1) Heroine's name? Marinska Ionescu
2) Horse's name? Dragomir
3) He will soon be what? Voivode

Karen will receive a journal set with notepad and matching pen.

When I scheduled my party I failed to take into account the holiday weekend. Too many people are on vacations and away from their computers and so there are many who won't be able to participate in our celebration. So, I've made an executive decision.

Rather than end this party this Thursday, I'm extending the contest until Thursday June 5.

More chances to play, more contests to enter, more prizes to win.

All right--today, not only will your comments get you entered into the drawing for the free copy of Beyond Death, all posters will be in for a random drawing to win a beaded book thong.

So, post a comment!

See you all soon!
JJ

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Saturday, May 24, 2008
Contest! Contest! Contest!

Good Saturday morning!

I'm exhausted. Yesterday was my son's birthday so we gave him a gift card to his favorite restaurant then kept the baby for the night while the kids went out to dinner and had a basic date night. The baby fussed quite a bit, screamed a bit more and since we aren't really set up for baby night, she was going to have to sleep in a bouncer/swing thing.

Not comfortable I'm sure. As she kept me up most of the night, that's the hint I received. Around 4 am, after we both slept fitfully I finally remembered both of our sofas are sleeper sofas... I pulled one out, made the bed then she and I climbed in and cuddled close. My little dog took up residence at the crook of my leg and we all passed out...until 6 when DH had to get DD up and take her to work.

I dragged baby and me to the bedroom and crawled into our bed. Around 9 this morning I heard a noise and went Oh yeah! I rolled over and there was, just smiling like all get out. She gurgled and cooed and smiled nonstop. Yeah, I'm completely wiped and she's as happy as a clam in warm sand!

What? On with the contest? Is that what I heard? Okay, okay, okay!

Here we go:

Head over to my website here and go to the excerpt page. Email me at jingerjackson@gmail.com with the answer to the following questions:

1. What is the heroine's full name?
2. What was her horse's name?
3. Vlad introduces himself to the heroine and she knows he will soon be what?

From all correct entries I'll select one winner to receive a journal, notepad and pen set. The winner will also be placed into the pot for the grand prize drawing next week.

Remember, please email the answers!

Happy Weekend!
Hugz
JJ

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Thursday, May 22, 2008
Want Beyond Death?

Here's your chance to win.

From now until next Thursday every time you post a comment you will be put into the drawing for the copy of my book, Beyond Death. You may only enter by comment contest once per day.

Get started and good luck!
JJ

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Let's get it started!

It's time to celebrate! Time to kick off the celebration in honor of my newest release BEYOND DEATH.

In honor of the occasion I've decided to start out with a T-13 about the real Vlad Tepes. In researching his character for the book I learned several things I didn't know and I'm going to share them with you here. So, without further ado!

1. Vlad was actually Vladislov III

2. The name Tepes actually means Impaler and was not commonly used until after his death.

3. Vlad’s father Vlad II was initiated into the Order of the Dragon (Dracul). Vlad followed his father’s steps and was initiated at Age 5

4. Vlad had three brothers and, as mentioned in Beyond Death, his older brother Mircea II was murdered by the boyars. They did truly burn out his eyes with hot pokers and bury him alive.


5. Vlad’s father had handed him and his younger brother Radu over to the Ottoman Turks when he was a child—it was his father's way of promissing the Sultan his loyatly.

6. Vlad was beaten and abused while in captivity and this is where he learned most of his torture techniques.

7. Vlad ruled three separate times: Initial reign 1448 (for two months) Main reign 1456—1462(6 years) final reign 1475-1476

8. While his reign was bloody and terrifying, Vlad did unite his country and did love it deeply.

9. Vlad was 45 when he died

10. According to history, Vlad was married twice. His first wife’s name is not to be found in any history books. He won favor of the Hungarian Monarch and took a cousin of the family as his wife.

11. Vlad apparently did have one child, a son, Mihnea cel Rău who reigned from 1508 until 1509. He was then murdered by the ever untrustworthy boyars.

12. Vlad’s first wife really did commit suicide by throwing herself from her balcony into the Arges River. She believed the Turks were invading the castle. Rather than being taken prisoner, she ended her own life.

13. There are at least four versions of his death
a) he was killed in battle against the Ottoman Empire near Bucharest in December of 1476
b) he was assassinated by disloyal Wallachian boyars just as he was about to sweep the Turks from the field or during a hunt.
c) Other accounts have Vlad falling in defeat, surrounded by the bodies of his loyal Moldavian bodyguards
d) Vlad, at the moment of victory, was struck down by one of his own men.

Don’t forget to check back here regularly for contests, more trivia and prizes!
JJ



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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 It's ALIVE!!!

WOOHOOOWWWWOOOHOOOO!!!

Beyond Death is out! I'm so stoked I can't beleive it. I'm dancing across the room and fairly buzzed with excitement.

You can find buy your copy here

In honor of the release I'm having a party! starting tomorrow and running through next week you can join in the fun! I'll be doing trivia, fun facts and of course contests! Prizes include journal sets, notepads, book thongs, suprise prizes and of course, one lucky winner will receive a copy of Beyond Death!

Make sure you stop by often!

Off to shout it to the rest of the world!
Hugz
JJ

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 RELEASE DATE! RELEASE DATE!

It's official! Beyond Death will be available for purchase May 20! WOOHOOO! I can't wait! I'll be running a launch party all next week so make sure you check back here regularly for contests, excerpts, trivia tidbits, and whatever else I can come up with!

I can't stop dancing...

Have to head off for now. Work doesn't stop just for this celebration--at least not this week!

Hugz
JJ

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Thursday, May 8, 2008 video

video Beyond Death


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Friday, May 2, 2008 New cover!

Here it is folks. The magical unveiling of my upcoming release Beyond Death. It's the coolest cover! I'm absolutel in love with it. Our artist Ryka is amazing.



Without further ado:

Is it great or what???

I've also done a video a trailer and I'm trying to get it set up to play. Keep your fingers crossed I can.

Gotta get back to work!

JJ


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