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Whiskey and Gumdrops Giveaway–Signed Paperbacks

  Posted by Jean Oram , 21 November 2013 · 531 views

<p>Got your hands on the ebook version of <em>Whiskey and Gumdrops</em> yet?</p>
<p>Want a chance to win a souvenir paperback version that has been signed by the author (me)? Here’s your chance:</p>
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<h4 style="margin: 0 0 10px; padding: 0; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;">by <a style="text-decoration: none;" href="[url="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6570589.Jean_Oram"]https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6570589.Jean_Oram">Jean Oram</a></h4>[/url]
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<p>Giveaway ends December 08, 2013.</p>
<p>See the <a style="text-decoration: none;" href="[url="https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/72476"]https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/72476">giveaway details</a><br />at Goodreads.</p>[/url]
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<p>Enter to win this <a title="Goodreads Giveaway of Whiskey and Gumdrops a romance!" href="[url="https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/72476-whiskey-and-gumdrops"]https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/72476-whiskey-and-gumdrops" target="_blank">Goodreads giveaway </a>of the small town romance, <em>Whiskey and Gumdrops</em>.</p>[/url]
<p><em>Mandy Mattson has always believed that what you want isn’t what you need. But never in her life has she been more wrong. </em></p>
<p><em>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? </em></p>
<p><em>This best friend romance is a companion novel to Champagne and Lemon Drops: A Blueberry Springs Chick lit Contemporary Romance.</em></p>
<p><strong>Can’t wait to read what happens to Mandy? Buy your ebook copy now for only $2.99 and have me sign it electronically through <a title="Want a signed ebook version of Jean Oram's books? Click here! It's free." href="[url="http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/jeanoram"]http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/jeanoram" target="_blank">AuthorGraph</a>‘s free service.</strong></p>[/url]
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<p>Thanks for reading!</p>
<p><span style="color: #ff00ff;"><strong>P.S. You can <a title="Vote for Whiskey and Gumdrops!" href="[url="https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/23666.2013_Contemporary_Romance?page=2#18681077"]https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/23666.2013_Contemporary_Romance?page=2#18681077" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff00ff;">vote for Whiskey and Gumdrops on the Goodreads list of 2013 Contemporary Romance!</span></a></strong></span></p>[/url]
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Which Blueberry Springs Character Are You?

  Posted by Jean Oram , 16 November 2013 · 603 views

<p>Been to Blueberry Springs lately?</p>
<p>Who is your favourite character in Blueberry Springs? Mandy? Beth? Mary Alice?</p>
<p>Want to find out who you share traits with? Which character are you? Read on to find out. (If you were at the launch party for <a title="Whiskey and Gumdrops--the drama. The romance." href="[url="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GCDODSE"]http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GCDODSE" target="_blank"><em>Whiskey and Gumdrops</em></a> this game might look familiar!)</p>[/url]
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<h3>Which Blueberry Springs Character Are You?</h3>
<p>1) When people around you start to gossip you tend to</p>
<p>A) Not be interested.<br />B) Be the topic of conversation .<br />C) Already know the gossip and can add more info and/or correct others.</p>
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<p>2) If you were going to redecorate or buy something new you tend to:</p>
<p>A) Have particular tastes and several ideas before you start.<br />B) Go for what is easiest.<br />C) Build, design, or modify things yourself.</p>
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<p>3) When it comes to changing your mind, you tend to</p>
<p>A) Stay with your original plan.<br />B) Be swayed fairly easily into considering other ideas.<br />C) Keep an open mind.</p>
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<p>4) When falling in love you tend to:</p>
<p>A) Think about it first.<br />B) Fall fast, hard, easily and for a long time.<br />C) Ignore the deeper feelings and run away, if you can.<br />D) Ignore the romantic stuff—it makes your stomach feel funny.</p>
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<p>5) You would describe yourself as which of the following:</p>
<p>A) Focused<br />B) Kind-hearted<br />C) Determined<br />D) Patient<br />E) Helpful<br />F) Sensitive</p>
<div id="attachment_67" style="width: 216px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><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"><img class="size-full wp-image-67" alt="Champagne and Lemon Drops: A Blueberry Springs Chick Lit Contemporary Romance cover art" src="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ChampagneLemonDrops_55K.jpg" width="206" height="297" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Are you Beth from Champagne and Lemon Drops?</p></div>[/url]
<p>Okay, here’s where it gets complicated!…</p>
<p>All As: <b>Nash</b> – You have exquisite tastes and have a definite plan for what you want in life. Sometimes you forget to take a breather and let life take you in a new direction. (Nash is the second hero in <em><a title="Free ebook romance novel--Champagne and Lemon Drops" href="[url="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BR3AT9G"]http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BR3AT9G" target="_blank">Champagne and Lemon Drops</a></em>.)</p>[/url]
<p>All Bs: <b>Beth –</b> You are kind and gentle, and sometimes afraid to ask for what you really want. You are stronger than you think you are. (Beth is the heroine in <em>Champagne and Lemon Drops</em>.)</p>
<p>Questions 3-5 All Cs: <b>Mandy </b>– You have dreams and a desire to be more than you are. You worry about risking your heart. Friendship means everything. (Mandy is the heroine in <em>Whiskey and Gumdrops</em>.)</p>
<p>Mostly As (with a few Cs): <b>Cynthia</b> – You tell it like it is and don’t see the point in holding back. If someone needs to hear something, you’re the one who will step up and tell them. You have courage and strength and can see all sides to an issue easily and clearly. (Cynthia is Beth’s sister.)</p>
<p>Questions 2-3 Cs &amp; 5D: <b>Frankie </b>– You are patient and willing to wait for good things to come your way. But when they come your way, you want to know that it’s because they want to come your way and haven’t been forced. (Frankie is the hero in <em>Whiskey and Gumdrops</em>.)</p>
<p>Questions 2-4 Cs &amp;5F: <b>Oz </b>– It takes you awhile to figure out what you want in life and you worry about putting others out as you reach for your own dreams. (Oz is the hero in <em>Champagne and Lemon Drops</em>.)</p>
<p>Question 1C and all else As: <b>Katie </b>– You are fiercely loyal and value family above all else. You also like things done a certain way and have an artistic flair. (Katie is Oz’s sister and Beth’s best friend.)</p>
<p>Answers all over the place!: <b>Mary Alice</b> – You are in everyone’s business, but in a well-intentioned way. You, my dear, keep the wheels turning in everyone’s lives. (Mary Alice runs the convenience store in Blueberry Springs and has her finger on the pulse of the town—and her lips on a bullhorn!)</p>
<p><strong>So? Who are you? (I’m Mandy—the heroine of <em>Whiskey and Gumdrops</em>!)</strong></p>
<p><strong><span style="color: #ff00ff;">P.S. Be sure to check the Giveaway Board on the main page–<a title="Look for the Giveaway Board!" href="www.jeanoram.com" target="_blank">www.jeanoram.com</a>–for new and upcoming giveaways!</span></strong></p>
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New Release: Whiskey and Gumdrops & Release Party

  Posted by Jean Oram , 02 November 2013 · 335 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]
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<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 · 2,501 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>
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<h3>More</h3>
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Two Flash Romance Giveaways!

  Posted by Jean Oram , 06 October 2013 · 495 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 · 1,107 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 · 471 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>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<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>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
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Champagne and Lemon Drops Available in Paperback

  Posted by Jean Oram , 03 August 2013 · 341 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 · 536 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 · 472 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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