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Romance Girls Gone Goblin Giveaway Hop

In addition to the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop, I'm participating in the Romance Girls Gone Goblin Giveaway Hop, hosted by Lisa Sanchez!

Isn't that button super scary? EEK!

I'm giving away a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to the randomly-chosen winner. I'll also throw in some fun bookmarks from The Conduct Series, my romantic suspense series.

Are you dressing in costume this Halloween? My blog avatar is actually me in a Halloween costume--a carrot.

Lord knows why my mother sewed a carrot costume, but she did, and it's been legendary in my family ever since. Lord knows why I wrote about "sexy vegetables" in With Good Behavior, but I did, and now I just have to use the carrot for my author photo.

What's been your favorite Halloween costume you've ever worn?

The giveaway ends at midnight on 10/31/11.

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

Thank you to Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not a Writer BLOG as well as The Diary of a Bookworm for hosting this huge giveaway!

I love Halloween--I'm actually wearing a costume in my blogger avatar (I'm a carrot.) To celebrate, I'm giving away two ebooks from my romantic suspense series, The Conduct Series. The winners can choose either With Good Behavior or Bad Behavior.

The Conduct Series is going on tour Nov. 28 - Dec. 9. Bloggers can sign up HERE.

The CONduct Series Blog Tour

I'm so excited! Julie from A Tale of Many Reviews is organizing my first book blog tour for the adult romantic suspense novels With Good Behavior and Bad Behavior. Omnific Publishing will give away lots of books and I'll throw in some swag and a $25 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Bloggers can sign up on Julie's blog HERE. Readers, stay tuned for your chance to win goodies!

The Conduct Series is about two parolees who fall in love and battle bad guys in their quest for redemption.

And now it's time for the Author Author Blog Bounce. Head on over to Omnific's blog to see the details. Authors, bounce on in and join the hop. Readers, bounce over to your favorite blogs.

Babs Book Bistro & Blog Bounce

Happy Blog Bounce Thursday! I hope you bounce over to Babs Book Bistro BLOG to check out the lovely 5 star review she gave for With Good Behavior.

I'm looking into organizing a virtual book tour for The Conduct Series for the end of this year. Any interested bloggers, please leave a comment or contact me at jenniferlanebooks at gmail dot com.

Now it's time to bounce. Check out Omnific Publishing's BLOG for instructions.

The Lobster and the Eel: So Happy Together

I'm puzzled I don't attend church more regularly, because I always come away inspired each time I do get my butt outta bed on Sunday mornings.

Recently I visited my parents in Cincinnati to attend a Bengals game (they won in an amazing come-from-behind fashion, yeah!) First we went to church and the sermon was about happiness in marriage. In romance, do we only look out only for our own happiness or do we focus on the happiness of our partner?

Like most things in life, I believe there needs to be a balance between our happiness and our partner's happiness. If we focus solely on ourselves, we won't have partners for long! If we focus solely on our partners, we get lost in the relationship. We become spineless, wet noodles.

A folktale I read in Eating in the Light of the Moon demonstrates this balance nicely. The story is about an eel and a lobster working together. On the ocean floor, a lobster sits at the mouth of a dark cave, and an eel lives inside. The cave's o…

Author Debra Anastasia: Review and Interview

Today’s special guest is author Debra Anastasia! *applauds* I truly enjoyed her novel Crushed Seraphim, and here’s my review.Where in the universe can you find an angel with a potty mouth and a devil with a heart of gold? Why, in Crushed Seraphim, of course! Debra Anastasia has created cheeky, clever characters in her debut novel, and the unusual cast kept me thoroughly entertained. The writing is smooth and captivating, particularly when Debra writes the character of Jack, aka the devil. Jack forever sucks on a lit cigarette, its smoke swirling around him as he jokes about cigarettes killing him one day, his motorcycle boots and leather jacket showing off his hot, muscled bod. Sizzling. This novel is wonderful, but at times it felt a bit uneven to me. There are so many parts that I loved (which I’ll list here) and a few aspects I didn’t enjoy as much. Here are my favorite elements of the story (along with noteworthy quotes): *the location of the gateway to Hell
*angel Emma’s descr…

Author Karen Jones Gowan Interview

I had the pleasure of reading an advance reader copy of Karen Gowan’s novel House of Diamonds (see my review HERE) and now I have the pleasure of interviewing Miss Karen!

Jennifer Lane (JL): Welcome to the blog, Karen! We met through author Susan Kaye Quinn and then I got to know you better on your excellent blog, especially for the Blog Barbecue you hosted last year. How did you come up with your blog title and design?

Karen Jones Gowen (KJG): Coming Down the Mountain came from the image of the writer being alone at the top of a mountain to write in solitude, and then needing to come down from the mountain to join humanity to promote the book. I originally named it: Coming Down the Mountain: From Reclusive Writer to Published Author. Recently I dropped that part and changed to A Writer's Blog, because since I started blogging two years ago I haven't been that reclusive! (And I never actually sat on a mountain top to write, but I can see them from my house in the valley.)

JL: …