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New Release: Whiskey and Gumdrops & Release Party

  Posted by Jean Oram , 02 November 2013 · 297 views

<p>It’s here!</p>
<p>Get your copy:</p>
<p><strong><a href="[url="http://www.amazon.com/Whiskey-Gumdrops-Blueberry-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00GCDODSE/"]http://www.amazon.com/Whiskey-Gumdrops-Blueberry-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00GCDODSE/" target="_self" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.amazon.com/Whiskey-Gumdrops-Blueberry-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00GCDODSE/">Amazon.com</a></strong><br /><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Whiskey-Gumdrops-Blueberry-Springs-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00GCDODSE/" target="_self" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Whiskey-Gumdrops-Blueberry-Springs-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00GCDODSE/">Amazon.co.uk</a></strong><br /><strong><a href="https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/373142" target="_self" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/373142">Smashwords</a></strong>—all erreader formats<br /><strong>Kobo</strong>–coming as soon as Kobo is ready for this awesomeness!<br /><strong>iTunes</strong>–coming as soon as iTunes hits the right button!<br /><strong>Barnes and Noble</strong>–coming soon… B&amp;N is always slow…!</p>[/url]
<p>Get your copy now!<br /><strong>$2.99</strong></p>
<p><a href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Whiskey154k.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Whiskey154k.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-384" alt="Whiskey and Gumdrops: A Blueberry Springs Chick Lit Contemporary Romance" src="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Whiskey154k.jpg" width="297" height="428" /></a></p>[/url]
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Mandy Mattson has always believed that what you want isn’t what you need. But never in her life has she been more wrong.</p>
<p>As a small town waitress, Mandy has never felt as though she deserves the love of her best friend Frankie. But when she sees an ex-lover marry her rival she realizes her life is adding up to a big fat nothing and she needs to make a change. With every path in her new life leading back to Frankie, will she finally be able to reconcile that the one thing she’s always wanted is the very thing she needs?</p>
<p>This best friend romance is a companion novel to Champagne and Lemon Drops: A Blueberry Springs Chick lit Contemporary Romance.</p>
<p>The Blueberry Springs series:<br />Champagne and Lemon Drops (book 1)<br />Whiskey and Gumdrops (book 2)<br />Rum and Raindrops (book 3 – coming Spring 2014!)</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><strong><a href="[url="http://www.amazon.com/Whiskey-Gumdrops-Blueberry-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00GCDODSE/"]http://www.amazon.com/Whiskey-Gumdrops-Blueberry-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00GCDODSE/" target="_self" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.amazon.com/Whiskey-Gumdrops-Blueberry-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00GCDODSE/">Amazon.com</a></strong><br /><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Whiskey-Gumdrops-Blueberry-Springs-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00GCDODSE/" target="_self" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Whiskey-Gumdrops-Blueberry-Springs-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00GCDODSE/">Amazon.co.uk</a></strong><br /><strong><a href="https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/373142" target="_self" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/373142">Smashwords</a></strong>—all erreader formats<br /><strong>Kobo</strong>–coming as soon as Kobo is ready for this awesomeness!<br /><strong>iTunes</strong>–coming as soon as iTunes hits the right button!<br /><strong>Barnes and Noble</strong>–coming soon… B&amp;N is always slow…!</p>[/url]
<p>Get your copy now!<br /><strong>$2.99</strong></p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Thanks for reading. And be sure to check out the launch party on Facebook for this new release!</p>
<h1><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #ff00ff;">Join the Party!</span></h1>
<p><span style="color: #ff00ff;"><strong>Whatcha Doin’ This Weekend?</strong></span></p>
<p>Want to meet authors—including me? Want to win books? Gift cards? Play games?</p>
<p>I’m holding a launch party for readers and their friends this weekend (today–November 2nd and tomorrow Sunday, November 3rd) on Facebook. Everyone is welcome! Come one, come all!</p>
<p>There will be authors giving stuff away (and me too!) at the party. Including: T.J. Loveless, Evelyn Adams, Marie Astor, Terri Marie, Lori Sjoberg, Christina Tetreault, J. Lea Lopez, Maeve Christopher, Julie Farrell, Danielle Stewart, Elaine Raco Chase, Cali MacKay, Mary Campisi, Shadonna Richards, Fran Kimmel, J.M. Griffin, and Sandra Marton. We have debut authors to NY Times bestselling authors!</p>
<p>Come join us! Stop in, enter a giveaway, and say hi. There will be giveaways open all weekend.</p>
<p>See you there!</p>
<p>Event link: <a href="[url="https://www.facebook.com/events/553969544676089/"]https://www.facebook.com/events/553969544676089/" target="_self" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.facebook.com/events/553969544676089/">https://www.facebook.com/events/553969544676089/</a></p>[/url]
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Whiskey and Gumdrops Update

  Posted by Jean Oram , 22 October 2013 · 2,462 views

<p><strong>Coming November 1st, 2013!</strong></p>
<p><a href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Whiskey154k.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Whiskey154k.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-384" alt="Whiskey and Gumdrops: A Blueberry Springs Chick Lit Contemporary Romance" src="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Whiskey154k.jpg" width="297" height="428" /></a></p>[/url]
<p>Mandy Mattson has always believed that what you want isn’t what you need. But never in her life has she been more wrong.</p>
<p>As a small town waitress, Mandy has never felt as though she deserves the love of her best friend Frankie. But when she sees an ex-lover marry her rival she realizes her life is adding up to a big fat nothing and realizes she needs to make a change. With every path in her new life leading back to Frankie, will she finally be able to reconcile that the one thing she’s always wanted is the very thing she needs?</p>
<p>This best friend romance is a companion novel (book 2) to <em>Champagne and Lemon Drops: A Blueberry Springs Chick lit Contemporary Romance</em> (a #1 romantic comedy (free) AND #1 women’s fiction humor novel (free) on Amazon!) and will be available in online bookstores on Friday, November 1st, 2013.</p>
<h3>Launch Party</h3>
<p>On Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd I will be holding a launch party on Facebook for <em>Whiskey and Gumdrops</em>. I have 17 authors donating prizes thus far! That means lots of fun. Lots of gift cards, ebooks, and signed books will be up for grabs while playing games and hanging out. Join us right here: <a title="Launch Party for Whiskey and Gumdrops--giveaways!" href="[url="https://www.facebook.com/events/553969544676089/"]https://www.facebook.com/events/553969544676089/" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/events/553969544676089/</a></p>[/url]
<p>Giveaways, romance and fun! Everyone is welcome! Already going? Bring a friend! The more the merrier–the virtual punch bowl never empties.</p>
<p>Want to know which authors are in? We’ve got: Evelyn Adams, Sandra Marton, Christina Tetreault, Marie Astor, Lori Sjoberg, Shadonna Richards, Julie Farrell, Danielle Stewart, J. Lea, Lopez, T.J. Loveless, Maeve Christopher, Mary Campisi, Cali MacKay, Terri Marie, Elaine Raco Chase, Fran Kimmel, and Jeanne Paglio! WOW! I can hardly wait! <a title="Launch Party for Whiskey and Gumdrops--giveaways!" href="[url="https://www.facebook.com/events/553969544676089/"]https://www.facebook.com/events/553969544676089/" target="_blank">Join us now so you won’t miss any prelaunch giveaways and fun!</a></p>[/url]
<h3>Add Whiskey and Gumdrops to Your Shelves on Goodreads</h3>
<p style="text-align: center;"><a href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Whiskey154k.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Whiskey154k.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-384" alt="Whiskey and Gumdrops: A Blueberry Springs Chick Lit Contemporary Romance" src="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Whiskey154k.jpg" width="152" height="220" /></a><br /><a style="border: none;" href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18681077-whiskey-and-gumdrops" target="_blank"><img alt="Whiskey and Gumdrops" src="https://www.goodreads.com/images/atmb_add_book-70x25.png" /></a></p>[/url]
<h3>More</h3>
<p>There is more exciting things coming up for you, the reader, in conjunction with <em>Whiskey and Gumdrops</em>. Stay tuned! And subscribe to <a title="Sign up for the free newsletter for news, freebies, and more." href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/signup"]http://www.jeanoram.com/signup" target="_blank">my newsletter</a> so you don’t miss a thing!</p>[/url]
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Two Flash Romance Giveaways!

  Posted by Jean Oram , 06 October 2013 · 450 views

<p>I’m playing another game and hosting another giveaway this weekend! Two of ‘em! I’m crazy. I’m insane! I’m giving stuff away! What can I say. I was raised by hippies and live in Canada. It’s the way I roll.</p>
<p>So what’s up? You’ll have to move fast on these two giveaways. I haven’t given you much warning.</p>
<p>First up is a flash-lightning-uber-quickie giveaway I decided to host on my Facebook page. Head to <a title="Like this post to enter to win!" href="[url="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151893367363069&amp;set=a.10151134607963069.470780.166026298068&amp;type=1&amp;theater&amp;notif_t=like"]https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151893367363069&amp;set=a.10151134607963069.470780.166026298068&amp;type=1&amp;theater&amp;notif_t=like" target="_blank">this post and give it a like</a> to enter to win an autographed paperback of Champagne and Lemon Drops. Heck, like my page while you are there if you haven’t already! <img src='http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif' alt=';)' class='wp-smiley' /> </p>[/url]
<p>That giveaway closes tonight (Sunday) at 9PM Mountain (11 Eastern). <a title="Like this post to enter to win!" href="[url="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151893367363069&amp;set=a.10151134607963069.470780.166026298068&amp;type=1&amp;theater&amp;notif_t=like"]https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151893367363069&amp;set=a.10151134607963069.470780.166026298068&amp;type=1&amp;theater&amp;notif_t=like" target="_blank">So go now and give this post a like!</a></p>[/url]
<div id="attachment_374" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 181px"><a title="Click. Like. Win." href="[url="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151893367363069&amp;set=a.10151134607963069.470780.166026298068&amp;type=1&amp;theater&amp;notif_t=like"]https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151893367363069&amp;set=a.10151134607963069.470780.166026298068&amp;type=1&amp;theater&amp;notif_t=like" target="_blank"><img class="size-medium wp-image-374" alt="Win a copy of Champagne and Lemon Drops" src="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ChampagneLikeGiveaway-171x300.jpg" width="171" height="300" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Click. Like. Win.</p></div>[/url]
<p>Second up is a party by the absolutely fabulous Danielle Stewart. She is launching book 3 in her Piper Anderson series this weekend, Changing Fate, over on Facebook. She has a ton of authors over there and is hosting a pile of games and giveaways–including something from me!</p>
<p><a title="Danielle Stewart Release Party" href="[url="https://www.facebook.com/events/447322282048691/456109807836605/?notif_t=like"]https://www.facebook.com/events/447322282048691/456109807836605/?notif_t=like" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-375" alt="Danielle Stewart Release Party" src="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Screen-shot-2013-10-06-at-3.51.24-PM.png" width="724" height="270" /></a></p>[/url]
<p>Since I love how Danielle’s character, Piper, takes matters into her own hands in her stories I created a game for Danielle’s party. Piper’s the kind of character who inspires me to daydream about sleuthing. So in her honour, <a title="The name game over at Danielle's party" href="[url="https://www.facebook.com/events/447322282048691/456109807836605"]https://www.facebook.com/events/447322282048691/456109807836605" target="_blank">over at the party</a>, we are renaming ourselves! I’m going to share the game here, but if you catch this post on Sunday, October 6th I’d love it if you popped over to <a title="Danielle Stewart release party on Facebook--join us." href="https://www.facebook.com/events/447322282048691/456109807836605" target="_blank">Danielle’s party on Facebook</a>, said hi, shared your new sleuthing name–which will get you entered to win a prerelease ebook copy of Whiskey and Gumdrops (coming November 1st!). And don’t forget to download Danielle’s seriously fantastic books. <img src='http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif' alt=':)' class='wp-smiley' /> <a title="Chasing Justice is free romance" href="http://amzn.com/B00CC19MS6" target="_blank">Book one, Chasing Justice</a> is completely free!!!</p>[/url]
<h3>What is Your Spy Name Game</h3>
<p>Here’s how it goes: Take your birth date and birth month and add them all together. For example 6<sup>th</sup> of October would be 6+10=16. Look up the corresponding name and add it to the comment section for a chance to win a preorder ebook copy of my upcoming release Whiskey and Gumdrops—due out November 1<sup>st</sup>. (There will be two randomly drawn winners.) If your number is higher than 29, take the two digits and add them together (eg. 27 of December (12) would equal a number higher than 29. So what you do is go 27+12= 40 SO take 4+0 which would be 4.) to get a number less than 29—confusing, I know, but I ran out of names! Lol!</p>
<p>1) Vendetta Mary</p>
<p>2) Sleuthing Sally</p>
<p>3) Snooping Suzie</p>
<p>4) Spying Jill</p>
<p>5) Sneaking Susan</p>
<p>6) Agent Alexandria</p>
<p>7) Secretive Trixie</p>
<p>8) Double Agent Debra</p>
<p>9) Undercover Uma</p>
<p>10) Trailing Tonya</p>
<p>11) Watching Wilma</p>
<p>12) Peeping Pam</p>
<p>13) Tracing Tracey</p>
<p>14) Eavesdropping Evelyn</p>
<p>15) Rifling Roxie</p>
<p>16) Policing Polly</p>
<p>17) Break In Betty</p>
<p>18) Justice Julie</p>
<p>19) Espionage Ella</p>
<p>20) Legal Eagle Lucy</p>
<p>21) Infiltrating Isabel</p>
<p>22) Phone Tapping Phoebe</p>
<p>23) Wiretap Wilma</p>
<p>24) Lurking Lila</p>
<p>25) Mandy Mole</p>
<p>26) Counterintelligence Leila</p>
<p>27) Secret Service Vicky</p>
<p>28) Operative Tina</p>
<p>29) Searching Chi-Chi</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><strong>What’s your new name? I’m Sleuthing Sally. Share yours in the comment section! Enjoy!</strong></p>
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What Is Your Romance Novel Name?

  Posted by Jean Oram , 21 September 2013 · 1,053 views

<p>Ready for some fun? I’m playing this game over at Sydney Landon’s launch party for her latest Danvers novel “<a title="Fighting For You" href="[url="http://amzn.com/0451468953"]http://amzn.com/0451468953[/url]" target="_blank">Fighting For You</a>.”</p>
<p><a title="Get your copy of Fighting For You" href="[url="http://amzn.com/0451468953"]http://amzn.com/0451468953[/url]" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-358" alt="Fighting For You by Sydney Landon" src="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/FightingForYou-186x300.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/FightingForYou-186x300.jpg[/url]" width="186" height="300" /></a></p>
<p>You can play here and figure out your new steamy romance novel name and/or you can also pop over to her launch party on Facebook. Everyone is welcome. If you join her party and leave your romance name <a title="Sydney Landon's release party! The game and giveaway!" href="[url="https://www.facebook.com/events/444571015657837/455850011196604/"]https://www.facebook.com/events/444571015657837/455850011196604/[/url]" target="_blank">in this thread </a>you could win a signed paperback of Champagne and Lemon Drops!</p>
<p>Let’s play!</p>
<h3>Steamy Romance Name Game</h3>
<p>Please note that Annette Blair’s wonderful <a title="Annette's great sensual word list" href="[url="http://www.annetteblair.com/sensual-words.htm"]http://www.annetteblair.com/sensual-words.htm[/url]" target="_blank">Sensual Word list</a> on her website helped me out when I needed a few more steamy adjectives.</p>
<p><strong>How to play:</strong></p>
<p>It’s pretty simple. Using the first letter of your first name, look down the list of first names below and choose your new first name. My name starts with a J, so my new first name is Arousing. (Hello!)</p>
<p>Next, we’re going to pick a middle name. Using the month of your birth, choose the corresponding name from the birth month list. My new middle name is Studette Muffin.</p>
<p>And because I created this game to celebrate Sydney’s Danvers series, we’re going to join Danvers International and adopt Danvers as our last name.</p>
<p>So my new sexy name is Arousing Studette Muffin Danvers.</p>
<p>Have fun you sexy beasts!</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><strong>First Name list (Choose your first name based on the first letter of your real first name):</strong></p>
<p>A= Ravishing</p>
<p>B= Tawdry</p>
<p>C= Dreamy</p>
<p>D= Busty</p>
<p>E= Sensual</p>
<p>F= Wild Thang</p>
<p>G= Raunchy</p>
<p>H= Tantalizing</p>
<p>I= Sinsational</p>
<p>J= Arousing</p>
<p>K= Majestic</p>
<p>L= Swoonalicious</p>
<p>M= Steamy</p>
<p>N= Passionate</p>
<p>O= Carousing</p>
<p>P= Virtuous</p>
<p>Q= Wanton</p>
<p>R= Bootylicious</p>
<p>S= Smouldering</p>
<p>T= Adventurous</p>
<p>U= Titillating</p>
<p>V= Spicey</p>
<p>W= Racey</p>
<p>X Y Z= Frisky</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><strong>Middle Name (Choose based on your birth month):</strong></p>
<p>January= Sex Goddess</p>
<p>February= Love Shack</p>
<p>March= Studette Muffin</p>
<p>April= Hotstuff</p>
<p>May= Sweetheart</p>
<p>June= Booty Call</p>
<p>July= Vixen</p>
<p>August= Sex Machine</p>
<p>September= Virgin</p>
<p>October= Volcano of Love</p>
<p>November= Bodice Ripper</p>
<p>December= Mistress of Glory</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><strong><a title="Win win win!!" href="[url="https://www.facebook.com/events/444571015657837/455850011196604/"]https://www.facebook.com/events/444571015657837/455850011196604/[/url]" target="_blank"> Join the giveaway! Click here for your chance to win!</a></strong></p>
<p><span style="color: #ff00ff;"><strong>Psst! Don’t forget, you can pick up your <a title="Free romance--Champagne and Lemon Drops" href=" [url="http://amzn.to/12Fxgk4"]http://amzn.to/12Fxgk4[/url]" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff00ff;">ebook copy of Champagne and Lemon Drops for free!</span></a></strong></span></p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><strong>What’s your steamy romance name? Share it in the comment section. <img src='[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif[/url]' alt=':)' class='wp-smiley' /> </strong></p>
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An Update: Get Your Exclusive Stuff!

  Posted by Jean Oram , 04 September 2013 · 431 views

<p>Hiya folks!</p>
<p>I think it’s time for a little news from me (Jean):</p>
<h3>Whiskey and Gumdrops!</h3>
<p>Whiskey and Gumdrops is looking like it will be released next month–October 2013. I have a lot of work to do! It was initially planned for the end of this month (September) but life boxed me about the ears and reminded me that it is truly the one in charge of my destiny–as well as my book’s. <img src='[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif[/url]' alt=';)' class='wp-smiley' /> Ouch. Stay tuned for sneak peeks and the cover reveal.</p>
<h3>Insider’s Club Exclusives Coming Soon!</h3>
<p>Do subscribe to the newsletter (<a title="Jean Oram's author newsletter" href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/signup"]http://www.jeanoram.com/signup[/url]" target="_blank">www.jeanoram.com/signup</a>) if you haven’t already. I’m planning some exclusive content (as always) and it is a great place for keeping your finger on the pulse for my latest releases, exclusive contests and giveaways, freebies, as well as an upcoming insider’s club for fans of the Blueberry Springs series (that won’t be mentioned anywhere else but in the newsletter). It’s completely free and I won’t flood your inbox with drab. It’s always got something readers would like because I’m a reader too and I hate drab newsletters.</p>
<h3>Giveaways!</h3>
<p>There are always giveaways going on when I band with other authors to celebrate the release of their latest books. There is a giveaway board on this <a title="Look for the Giveaway Board!" href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com"]http://www.jeanoram.com[/url]" target="_blank">website’s main page</a> (I don’t always mention the giveaways elsewhere) where I mention giveaways from early release copies of my books to signed paperbacks to gift cards…</p>
<p>Here’s what’s hot:</p>
<p><a href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/FashionablyDeadPeterman.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/FashionablyDeadPeterman.jpg[/url]"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-348" alt="Fashionably Dead" src="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/FashionablyDeadPeterman.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/FashionablyDeadPeterman.jpg[/url]" width="77" height="116" /></a>September 7th – 8th (Saturday &amp; Sunday). Win a signed paperback of Champagne and Lemon Drops over at author Robyn Peterman’s release party for her new release <a title="Fashionably Dead" href="[url="http://www.amazon.com/Fashionably-Dead-Damned-Series-ebook/dp/B00EYMXM2I/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1378251630&amp;sr=8-6&amp;keywords=Fashionably+Dead"]http://www.amazon.com/Fashionably-Dead-Damned-Series-ebook/dp/B00EYMXM2I/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1378251630&amp;sr=8-6&amp;keywords=Fashionably+Dead[/url]" target="_blank">Fashionably Dead</a>. It’s a Facebook party where everyone is invited. Lots of authors giving away prizes!<a title="Robyn Peterman's release party for Fashionably Dead" href="[url="https://www.facebook.com/events/418981318206327/"]https://www.facebook.com/events/418981318206327/[/url]" target="_blank"> [url="https://www.facebook.com/events/418981318206327/"]https://www.facebook.com/events/418981318206327/[/url]</a></p>
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<p><a href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/GentlingCowboy.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/GentlingCowboy.jpg[/url]"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-345" alt="Gentling the cowboy" src="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/GentlingCowboy.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/GentlingCowboy.jpg[/url]" width="84" height="121" /></a>September 1-16th. Win a yet-to-be-determined prize from me and MANY other authors in bestselling author Ruth Cardello’s Facebook release party for her upcoming book <a title="Preorder your copy of Ruth Cardello's Gentling the Cowboy." href="[url="http://www.amazon.com/Gentling-Cowboy-Nights-Series-ebook/dp/B00EKR2H6E/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1377641085&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=gentling+the+cowboy"]http://www.amazon.com/Gentling-Cowboy-Nights-Series-ebook/dp/B00EKR2H6E/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1377641085&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=gentling+the+cowboy[/url]" target="_blank">Gentling the Cowboy</a>. <a title="Gentling the Cowboy Release party--everyone invited!" href="[url="https://www.facebook.com/events/185301321647149/"]https://www.facebook.com/events/185301321647149/[/url]" target="_blank">[url="https://www.facebook.com/events/185301321647149/"]https://www.facebook.com/events/185301321647149/[/url]</a></p>
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Champagne and Lemon Drops Available in Paperback

  Posted by Jean Oram , 03 August 2013 · 302 views

<p>Hi readers!</p>
<p>This is just a quick post to let you know Champagne and Lemon Drops is now available as a paperback! As well, I am ordering a stack of them for upcoming giveaways. <img src='[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif[/url]' alt=':)' class='wp-smiley' /> Stay tuned! I’m also thinking of holding an online launch party with tons of prizes for readers when I release book 2 in the Blueberry Springs series, Whiskey and Gumdrops. You won’t want to miss it. (P.S. You can sign up for my <a title="Mailing list sign up. It's free and it's fun. Romance goodness straight to your inbox. No spam. Ever." href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/signup"]http://www.jeanoram.com/signup[/url]" target="_blank">mailing list by clicking here </a>and have this kind of sweet info delivered straight to your inbox.)</p>
<p>Here’s where you can get your hands on a paperback of Champagne and Lemon Drops. Please note that the price will vary depending on where you are having it shipped to. I did my best to keep the prices down, however the more options I added for distribution the more my price went up! OH NO! Lesson learned. (The hard way.)</p>
<h3>Buy Champagne and Lemon Drops in paperback. Just in time for ordering Christmas gifts! Okay, okay… it’s still summer, but it’s always good to think ahead!</h3>
<p><a title="Buy the print version of Champagne and Lemon Drops." href="[url="http://www.amazon.com/Champagne-Lemon-Drops-Blueberry-Contemporary/dp/0991860225/"]http://www.amazon.com/Champagne-Lemon-Drops-Blueberry-Contemporary/dp/0991860225/[/url]" target="_blank">Amazon.com</a> or <a title="Champagne and Lemon Drops in paperback" href="[url="https://www.createspace.com/4310413"]https://www.createspace.com/4310413[/url]" target="_blank">CreateSpace</a></p>
<div id="attachment_67" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 406px"><a href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ChampagneLemonDrops_55K.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ChampagneLemonDrops_55K.jpg[/url]"><img class="size-full wp-image-67 " alt="Champagne and Lemon Drops: A Blueberry Springs Chick Lit Contemporary Romance cover art" src="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ChampagneLemonDrops_55K.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ChampagneLemonDrops_55K.jpg[/url]" width="396" height="570" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Now in paperback!</p></div>
<p>Thanks for reading!</p>
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Name Mandy’s Cat in Whiskey and Gumdrops!

  Posted by Jean Oram , 02 August 2013 · 490 views

<p>Okay dear readers, I need help.</p>
<p>And you are completely qualified! 100%!</p>
<p>I need to name Mandy’s cat in my upcoming Blueberry Springs book, <em>Whiskey and Gumdrops</em>. I have a lot of troubles naming characters sometimes and have tagged Mandy’s half-Persian kitty as Fluffinator at the moment. It’s quirky and goofy, but it doesn’t quite fit.</p>
<p><strong>Here’s the scoop:</strong></p>
<p>In the comment section of this post, suggest names for Mandy’s cat. If you see one you like in the comments, you can vote for it by leaving a comment saying you are voting for that one.</p>
<p>Once a name has been chosen (thank you in advance!!!) that person will be mentioned in the book’s acknowledgements as having named Mandy’s cat. (If you would rather stay anonymous, that is fine, too. We can work around that.) As well, I would like to gift you with an ebook or paperback copy of <em>Whiskey and Gumdrops</em> when it is released (late September or early October).</p>
<div id="attachment_325" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 497px"><a href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Persian_Cat_7_UK.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Persian_Cat_7_UK.jpg[/url]"><img class="size-full wp-image-325" alt="Persian cat by Si Griffiths" src="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Persian_Cat_7_UK.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Persian_Cat_7_UK.jpg[/url]" width="487" height="324" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Photo credit: <a title="Photo Credit and source" href="[url="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Persian_Cat_7_UK.jpg"]http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Persian_Cat_7_UK.jpg[/url]" target="_blank">Si Griffiths</a></p></div>
<p><strong>Here are some Fluffinator sneak peeks:</strong></p>
<p><em>She ignored FLUFFINATOR, her half Persian who was rubbing against her, determined to leave as much gray fur on Mandy’s navy uniform as possible.</em></p>
<p>Yeah, typical cat, right? Here’s more:</p>
<p><em>Mandy burst out laughing, startling FLUFFINATOR who acted highly insulted as she strutted away, head held high, nose pointed upward, and that gargantuan tail definitely giving her the finger.<br /></em></p>
<p>This cat has ‘tude!</p>
<p><em>Mandy closed her laptop and crossed the room. She pet FLUFFINATOR, who had returned to the windowsill unfazed, and scanned the street. This kind of behavior usually meant Frankie was out there. FLUFFINATOR, despite her typical haughtiness had a thing for Frankie, even though the puss did her best not to let it show around him.</em><br /><em>Like Mandy, like kitty.</em></p>
<p>Okay, that’s all I’m sneak peeking at the moment, but it should give you a feel for Fluffinator.</p>
<p>Comment away! And thanks for reading.</p>
<p>Note: Name the cat ends Sunday, August 4th at midnight Mountain Time.</p>
<p>Another Note: After finding this picture to brighten the post and provide inspiration, I totally want to name Fluffinator Mr. Winkles–even though the cat, in my mind, is female. BUT I should also note that I can easily change the sex of the cat to fit the winning name.</p>
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Romance Scavenger Hunt and PRIZES!

  Posted by Jean Oram , 31 July 2013 · 432 views

<p>The wonderful author J.M. Griffin (Vinnie Esposito mystery series) has been hosting an online scavenger hunt with eleven authors and all of them are dishing out prizes. And the scavenger hunt is soooo easy! Seriously. Easy. It won’t take you more than a minute or two, it’s fun, and you can win gift cards galore to your favourite online booksellers and MORE. And who can’t use more books!! And… um, more.</p>
<p>And now it is my turn! (<del>July 31 – August 2.</del> This has changed!! Now my draw will be held from August 3 – 5!)</p>
<p>To win a $10 gift card to any online store of your choice, visit <a title="Scavenger Hunt!" href="[url="http://scavengerhunts.vpweb.com/Event.html"]http://scavengerhunts.vpweb.com/Event.html[/url]" target="_blank">J.M.’s scavenger hunt website</a> and find the missing info and enter.</p>
<div id="attachment_306" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 669px"><a href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/superfood.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/superfood.jpg[/url]"><img class="size-full wp-image-306" alt="Romance is the superfood of books." src="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/superfood.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/superfood.jpg[/url]" width="659" height="439" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Yep, it’s shareable.</p></div>
<p>See you over there and GOOD LUCK!!!</p>
<p>P.S. If you’ve been waiting for Whiskey and Gumdrops, book 2 in the Blueberry Springs series, it is coming soon! It’s looking like later September or early October and I’m planning giveaways and parties and, and, and STUFF! Stay tuned for more info.</p>
<p>Oh, and here are the authors and their prizes with a new giveaway every three days until August 16, 2013:</p>
<div>Liberty Blake $20 gift card of choice</div>
<div>Maeve Christopher $20 gift card</div>
<div>Christine Donovan $20 gift card</div>
<div>Sammie Grace $20 gift card</div>
<div>J.M. Griffin $25 gift card of choice</div>
<div>Terri Marie – Swag</div>
<div>Lisa Norato $20 Amazon gift card</div>
<div>Jean Oram $10 gift card of choice</div>
<div>Amber Skyze 2 Print books &amp; swag</div>
<div>Jeanine Duval Spikes $15 gift cards<br />Christine Tetreault $15 gift card of choice</div>
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Giveaway: Gift Card and Advanced Paperback of Champagne and Lemon Drops

  Posted by Jean Oram , 21 June 2013 · 571 views

<p>Do you like winning egift cards to an online store of your choice?</p>
<p>Do you think autographed books are cool?</p>
<p>Do you like the idea of getting your hands on a book before ANYONE else can?</p>
<h4>If you answered yes to one or more of those questions read on!</h4>
<p>In celebration of the upcoming release of Champagne and Lemon Drops in paperback format–its first time in print–I am hosting a giveaway over on fellow author, T.J. Loveless’s blog.</p>
<div id="attachment_67" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 227px"><a href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ChampagneLemonDrops_55K.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ChampagneLemonDrops_55K.jpg[/url]"><img class="size-full wp-image-67" alt="Champagne and Lemon Drops: A Blueberry Springs Chick Lit Contemporary Romance cover art" src="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ChampagneLemonDrops_55K.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ChampagneLemonDrops_55K.jpg[/url]" width="217" height="313" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Win!</p></div>
<p><strong><span style="color: #ff00ff;">What you could win:</span></strong></p>
<p>1) An autographed paperback copy of <a title="Download your ecopy of this small town romance for free!" href="[url="http://www.amazon.com/Champagne-Lemon-Drops-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00BR3AT9G/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top"]http://www.amazon.com/Champagne-Lemon-Drops-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00BR3AT9G/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top[/url]" target="_blank">Champagne and Lemon Drops</a> BEFORE ANYONE ELSE! The launch date for the print version of this book isn’t until July 26th. So you could totally taunt people at the beach with your newly won book.</p>
<p>“What are you reading?” you casually ask someone as you recline in your beach chair.</p>
<p>“Hmmm,” you say with mild interest as they reply.</p>
<p>Hand to your chest with pure innocence when they return the question and ask you what you’re reading. “What am I reading? Oh, you know… an autographed copy of this fun book that won’t be out for another couple of weeks.”</p>
<p> <img src='[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif[/url]' alt=';)' class='wp-smiley' /> </p>
<p>2) The winner will also walk away with a $10 gift ecard to an online store of their choice.</p>
<h3>Here’s the scoop with extra sprinkles</h3>
<p>Over on T.J.’s blog there is an interview with me about my writing journey. You don’t have to read that to enter. Leave a quick comment saying hi or whatever comes to mind. Then pop up to the rafflecopter box in the blog post and check off that you left a comment and voila. You are entered! How easy is that? (P.S. It looks like you might be able to enter more than once!)</p>
<p>Where to enter: T.J. Loveless’s blog, Queen of the Padded Room. <a title="Win a signed copy of Champagne and Lemon Drops and a $10 gift card!" href="[url="http://queenofpaddedroom.blogspot.ca/2013/06/yay-she-came-back-meet-jean-oram-and.html"]http://queenofpaddedroom.blogspot.ca/2013/06/yay-she-came-back-meet-jean-oram-and.html[/url]" target="_blank">Click here for the direct giveaway link</a>.</p>
<p>Giveaway is open until June 23rd (Monday), 2013.</p>
<p>Good luck!</p>
<p><span style="color: #ff00ff;"><strong>Reminder:</strong></span> You can download Champagne and Lemon Drops for <a title="Links to get you your FREE copy of Champagne and Lemon Drops from your online book vendor of choice. Enjoy!" href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/books/"]http://www.jeanoram.com/books/[/url]" target="_blank">FREE in all ebook formats</a>! As well, sign up for my author newsletter and allow me to deliver big giveaway news, book release news, and book freebies straight to your inbox. (About every month or two.) <a title="Sign up for Jean Oram's romance mailing list!" href="[url="http://jeanoram.us6.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=6226a557c7f8d32e7f233ec8f&amp;id=1e0a489b33"]http://jeanoram.us6.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=6226a557c7f8d32e7f233ec8f&amp;id=1e0a489b33[/url]" target="_blank">Sign up here.</a></p>
<p><em><strong>Are you lucky? Tell me in the comment section about the coolest thing you’ve ever won. (The biggest thing I’ve ever won was peanut butter brittle. Oh, and a book. Apparently, I’m saving up my karma for a BIG win.)</strong></em></p>
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<p>P.S. I’ve added a giveaways on the go board to the main page of <a title="Check out the Giveaway Board!" href="www.jeanoram.com/" target="_blank">JeanOram.com</a>. So any time you are curious about upcoming giveaways, that’s where you’ll find the info!</p>
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Meet J. Lea Lopez: Your Erotica and New Adult Ebook Fix

  Posted by Jean Oram , 28 May 2013 · 879 views

<p><a href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/SorrysNotEnough.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/SorrysNotEnough.jpg[/url]"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-220" alt="Sorry's Not Enough by J. Lea Lopez" src="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/SorrysNotEnough.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/SorrysNotEnough.jpg[/url]" width="324" height="465" /></a>Have you met J. Lea Lopez? She’s new and so is her hair colour! Seriously, this writer has some do-it-yourself guts when it comes to cutting (gulp) and colouring her hair. Last I checked she was moving from blue to purple. Or was it the other way around?</p>
<p>I met J. Lea through a writer’s board and read her work for the first time in <a title="Spring Fevers on Amazon. It's FREE you should totally get a copy." href="[url="http://www.amazon.com/Spring-Fevers-ebook/dp/B007EDIAGC/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1369345662&amp;sr=1-3"]http://www.amazon.com/Spring-Fevers-ebook/dp/B007EDIAGC/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1369345662&amp;sr=1-3[/url]" target="_blank">Spring Fevers</a>. Her story ‘Adventures of Sasquatch’ (see below–you can get it for free! It’s a fun story about a girl with big feet trying to find true love) made me want to hug my ereader. It also inspired me to write my own short stories, ‘Crumbs,’ which appeared in <a title="The Fall: Tales From the Apocalypse" href="[url="http://www.amazon.com/The-Fall-Tales-Apocalypse-ebook/dp/B009ZVVDOM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top"]http://www.amazon.com/The-Fall-Tales-Apocalypse-ebook/dp/B009ZVVDOM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top[/url]" target="_blank"><em>The Fall: Tales From the Apocalypse</em></a> which is about finding love at the end of the world (well, my story is–the whole anthology isn’t about that) and my latest story ‘Gown for Sale’ which will be released in Summer’s Edge in July. That’s all thanks to J. Lea!</p>
<p>And now she is going the indie route which means we’ll get to read a lot more of her stories from the hot and steamy (see the end of the post) to her contemporary new adult novel, <em>Sorry’s Not Enough</em>.</p>
<h3>Sorry’s Not Enough</h3>
<p>Charlotte learned at an early age that people – including family – are capable of hurting you so bad “sorry” will never be enough. The obvious solution is not to let anyone close enough to do any damage, and she’s doing just fine with that until a summer writing workshop brings Steven into her life. Seemingly immune to Charlotte’s Stay the Hell Away from Me pheromones, he uses his wit and good looks – or what Charlotte would call his obnoxious ego and his stupid good looks – to win her over. The unexpected summer romance screeches to a halt when Steven’s job creates an ethical dilemma for the couple. Sorry doesn’t begin to cover the hurt feelings.</p>
<p>Despite the secrets Charlotte’s keeping and the renewed passion with which she pushes him away, Steven can’t let her go. And so the cycle of their relationship begins. Over the course of four years they share moments as passionate lovers, periods of warm friendship, as well as months of barely-civil tension.</p>
<p>When no amount of time or distance, and no number of men, can make her forget the comfort of Steven’s arms, Charlotte must dig into her painful past and face the man whose betrayal destroyed her capacity for trust to begin with. And by the time she finds the courage to do so, will “sorry” be enough to get Steven back?</p>
<h3>Where to Buy Your Copy of Sorry’s Not Enough</h3>
<p><a title="Amazon.com Sorry's Not Enough" href="[url="http://www.amazon.com/Sorrys-Not-Enough-ebook/dp/B00D0DQHLK"]http://www.amazon.com/Sorrys-Not-Enough-ebook/dp/B00D0DQHLK[/url]" target="_blank">Amazon</a><br /><a title="Sorry's Not Enough all formats on Smashwords" href="[url="http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/319676"]http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/319676[/url]" target="_blank">Smashwords</a><br />Barnes &amp; Noble: Coming Soon!</p>
<p>Note from Jean: I read the sneak peek of Sorry’s Not Enough in the back of Consenting Adults and I am HOOKED! I have to know what happens now!</p>
<h3>Get a Free Romance Ebook: Consenting Adults (Yes, There are Free Erotica Short Stories, Too)</h3>
<div id="attachment_225" class="wp-caption alignleft" style="width: 209px"><a href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/ConsentingAdultsJLeaLopez.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/ConsentingAdultsJLeaLopez.jpg[/url]"><img class="size-medium wp-image-225" alt="Consenting Adults, short erotica stories by J. Lea Lopez" src="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/ConsentingAdultsJLeaLopez-199x300.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/ConsentingAdultsJLeaLopez-199x300.jpg[/url]" width="199" height="300" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Doesn’t this make you think of Sweet Dreams novels? Warning: Contents steamier than Sweet Dreams!!</p></div>
<p>While this post was supposed to be just for J. Lea’s new release, her contemporary new adult book, <em>Sorry’s Not Enough</em>, I was reading her other new release which is a free romance ebook that contains short erotica stories and short romance stories. And so I asked her to share what it is about as well as I know readers LOVE FREE BOOKS!</p>
<p><strong>Consenting Adults contains 5 free short stories:</strong></p>
<p><em>The title story, “Consenting Adults”, explores the eroticism of an enthusiastic “Yes!” between lovers.</em></p>
<p>Note from Jean: Wowzers. A sweet story about an office love affair. Hot, too.</p>
<p><em>“The Haricot Verts” peeks in on a tense moment between a couple where she can’t seem to say what’s on her mind.</em></p>
<p>Note from Jean: I love the awkward, unsaid tension in this very short story.</p>
<p><em>“The Reluctant Exhibitionist” follows a young couple learning to open up and share their fantasies without embarrassment.</em></p>
<p>Note from Jean: The title says it all. Another hot story about opening up to your lover.</p>
<p><em>“The Adventures of Sasquatch” is the story of a single mom – and her big feet – reclaiming her inner princess.</em></p>
<p>Note from Jean: This one is my favourite–it’s the one I mentioned above–and it reminds me a lot of Jennifer Weiner. If you read it you will fall in love with the characters and demand J. Lea write a novel about them!</p>
<p><em>“Between the Lines” shows what happens when long-hidden desires sizzle to the surface between two near-strangers.</em></p>
<p>Note from Jean: Explores the other side of a shy wallflower. Another hot one. <img src='[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif[/url]' alt=';)' class='wp-smiley' /> </p>
<h3>Where to Download Your Copy of Consenting Adults</h3>
<p><a title="Consenting Adults on Barnes &amp; Noble." href="[url="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/consenting-adults-j-lea-lopez/1115380658?ean=2940044503137http://"]http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/consenting-adults-j-lea-lopez/1115380658?ean=2940044503137http://[/url]" target="_blank">Barnes and Noble</a><br /><a title="Consenting Adults on Amazon." href="[url="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CKH0X2G"]http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CKH0X2G[/url]" target="_blank">Amazon</a><br /><a title="Consenting Adults on Kobo." href="[url="http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Consenting-Adults/book-8MmZBR7Wm0WKIDDN0cH5Rw/page1.html?s=aqF5muy1qEekbwNByr-6bw&amp;r=1"]http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Consenting-Adults/book-8MmZBR7Wm0WKIDDN0cH5Rw/page1.html?s=aqF5muy1qEekbwNByr-6bw&amp;r=1[/url]" target="_blank">Kobo</a></p>
<h3>Who is Author J. Lea Lopez and Where Can You Find Her?</h3>
<p>J. Lea Lopez is a writer with a penchant for Jello-O and a loathing for writing bios in third person. She writes character-driven erotica and contemporary new adult stories. She’s an introvert with a touch of shyness, but you can follow her on <a title="Follow J. Lea Lopez on Twitter" href="[url="http://www.twitter.com/JLeaLopez"]http://www.twitter.com/JLeaLopez[/url]" target="_blank">Twitter</a> or <a title="J. Lea Lopez on Facebook" href="[url="https://www.facebook.com/jlealopez?fref=ts"]https://www.facebook.com/jlealopez?fref=ts[/url]" target="_blank">Facebook</a> for a peek at the secret world of naughtiness inside in her head.</p>
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<p><strong>How about you? Have you ever been won over by a guy despite your misgivings like Charlotte in J. Lea’s story, <em>Sorry’s Not Enough</em>? Tell us about it in the comment section. I always love to hear your stories.</strong></p>
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