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Luck o’ The Irish: Giveaways for Readers

  Posted by Jean Oram , 17 March 2013 · 504 views

<p>Happy St. Patrick’s Day!</p>
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<h3>Do you have a bit of the luck of the Irish? If so, maybe you could win one of these giveaways!</h3>
<p>Joey Francisco is giving away a <strong><span style="color: #ff00ff;">$10 gift card to Amazon</span></strong> on her blog. All you have to do is comment! There are even a few ‘horror’ stories about weddings in the comment section. <a title="Win an Amazon gift card!" href="[url="http://www.joeyfrancisco.blogspot.ca/2013/03/a-st-pattys-day-prize-to-win-author.html"]http://www.joeyfrancisco.blogspot.ca/2013/03/a-st-pattys-day-prize-to-win-author.html[/url]" target="_blank">Click here to read more on Joey’s blog.</a> Giveaway open until Tuesday March 19th, 2013. (P.S. This post also features an interview with me and free copies of my new release <em>Champagne and Lemon Drops</em>.)</p>
<p><strong><span style="color: #ff00ff;">Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts</span></strong> by Talli Roland. I just finished reading this one the other week. It’s a novella with a sweet ending and a unique setting: A hopeless romantic acting as curator at a new museum in London. One for broken hearts. Loved it! You can get it for free on most ebook vendors as well as on <a title="Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts" href="[url="http://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Museum-Broken-Hearts-ebook/dp/B006LLBWFE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1363554076&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=talli+roland"]http://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Museum-Broken-Hearts-ebook/dp/B006LLBWFE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1363554076&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=talli+roland[/url]" target="_blank">Amazon</a>.</p>
<p>Zagg’s massive giveaway. If you don’t have something to read all these wonderful free ebooks on, check out this giveaway. They are giving away great items daily–until they are all gone. This includes <strong><span style="color: #ff00ff;">iPads, iPad minis, Surfaces, Kindle Fires, and Nexus 10s</span></strong>. <a title="Tablet giveaway!" href="[url="http://www.zagg.com/community/contest.php?utm_source=Tablet-a-day&amp;utm_medium=Twitter+Share&amp;utm_campaign=LPhttp://"]http://www.zagg.com/community/contest.php?utm_source=Tablet-a-day&amp;utm_medium=Twitter+Share&amp;utm_campaign=LPhttp://[/url]" target="_blank">Click here to enter. </a>P.S. They make GREAT screen protectors for all devices.</p>
<h3>Looking for some great chick lit places online to find your next great chick lit romance read? Check these places out:</h3>
<p><a title="Girls Just Reading" href="[url="http://girlsjustreading.blogspot.ca/"]http://girlsjustreading.blogspot.ca/[/url]" target="_blank">Girls Just Reading:</a> In its 7th year this site has got a TON of reviews from three dedicated readers.</p>
<p><a title="Chick lit Club" href="[url="http://connect.chicklitclub.com/wp/"]http://connect.chicklitclub.com/wp/[/url]" target="_blank">Chick Lit Club:</a> This site and blog has also been around since 2007. It features author interviews, over 800 reviews, and pretty much everything you’ll ever want to know about chick lit. How awesome is that?</p>
<p><a title="Chick Lit Bee" href="[url="http://www.chicklitbee.com/"]http://www.chicklitbee.com/[/url]" target="_blank">Chick Lit Bee:</a> Another great site with giveaways, author interviews, and chick lit conversations (where ARE all the romantic comedies anyway?).</p>
<p><strong>I hope you have a great weekend and a happy St. Patrick’s Day!</strong></p>
<p>If you are looking for a light weekend read, Champagne and Lemon Drops is still FREE! Wahooo! There’s nothing I love more than a free chick lit read on a weekend. Thanks for reading!</p>
<p>Champagne and Lemon Drops: Free on <a title="Champagne and Lemon Drops FREE on Kobobooks.com" href="[url="http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Champagne-and-Lemon-Drops/book-us6xqOGIjE22vLFSq08gew/page1.html?s=fRtVCiccaUyau1cu-FqQTw&amp;r=1"]http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Champagne-and-Lemon-Drops/book-us6xqOGIjE22vLFSq08gew/page1.html?s=fRtVCiccaUyau1cu-FqQTw&amp;r=1[/url]" target="_blank">Kobo</a>, <a title="Champagne and Lemon Drops FREE on Smashwords" href="[url="https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/293607"]https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/293607[/url]" target="_blank">Smashwords</a>, and still $2.99 on <a title="Champagne and Lemon Drops on Amazon.com" href="[url="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BR3AT9G/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00BR3AT9G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=jeaora-20"]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BR3AT9G/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00BR3AT9G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=jeaora-20[/url]" target="_blank">Amazon</a> (they’ll figure it out soon).</p>
<p>The post <a href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/online-goodies/luck-o-the-irish-giveaways-for-readers/"]http://www.jeanoram.com/online-goodies/luck-o-the-irish-giveaways-for-readers/[/url]">Luck o’ The Irish: Giveaways for Readers</a> appeared first on <a href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com"]http://www.jeanoram.com[/url]">Jean Oram</a>.</p>

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New Romance Ebook Release: Champagne and Lemon Drops (Book 1 Blueberry Springs)

  Posted by Jean Oram , 13 March 2013 · 772 views

<p>All right! Last Friday my chick lit contemporary romance, book 1 of the Blueberry Springs series, Champagne and Lemon Drops went live as an ebook. Since then I have been hunting pirates, hence the delay in announcing the release. However, Amazon’s copyright infringement department did a bang up job of catching the bad guys and my dear readers, you are safe from scams once again!</p>
<p>Can I hear a “Wahoo!”</p>
<div id="attachment_83" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 208px"><a href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ChampagneLemonDrops_20K.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ChampagneLemonDrops_20K.jpg[/url]"><img class="size-full wp-image-83" alt="Champagne and Lemon Drops" src="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ChampagneLemonDrops_20K.jpg"]http://www.jeanoram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ChampagneLemonDrops_20K.jpg[/url]" width="198" height="285" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">New Release! Scroll down to find out how to get your hands on a copy!</p></div>
<h3>Champagne and Lemon Drops Blurb:</h3>
<p>One woman. Two men. One meddling small town.</p>
<p>Raised by her older sister in the small town of Blueberry Springs, all Beth Wilkinson wants is to create a family so big she’ll never be alone. Things are going great until her accountant fiancé, Oz, experiences a family trauma, forcing him to rethink everything from his own career to their nuptial plans—leaving Beth alone.</p>
<p>As Beth works to rediscover her former bold and independent self in hopes of reattracting Oz, she catches the eye of the charming new city doctor, Nash. Not only does he see her as she’d like to be seen, but he knows exactly what he wants from life—and that includes Beth.</p>
<p>Torn between the two men, as well as two versions of herself, Beth discovers that love and dreams are much more complicated than they seem.</p>
<p>A chick lit contemporary romance that will appeal to fans of Jennifer Weiner, Jane Green, and Meg Cabot, and will have readers wondering who the hell Beth should choose.</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">~~~~</p>
<h3 style="text-align: left;">A True Story of Having to Choose From the Author</h3>
<p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Have you ever had to choose between two men? I sort of did once</strong> in university. I had been dating a guy off and on during high school but I kept leaving to do things like travel in Europe, work as a ski instructor in the mountains, and finally, to go away to university. We were great friends. Then in university at the end of my first year I met The One. But we were still just acquaintances (and didn’t know we were THE ONEs yet)–but he was the kind of man you dreamed about all summer long. When I went back that fall, and just before Christmas break, I realized he was, indeed, THE ONE. Over break I saw the ex-boyfriend-back-to-friends-man again. And as I watched him make a shot at the pool table I was struck, a lot like Beth in the story <em>Champagne and Lemon Drops</em>, that this guy was not The One. He was great, we had tons of fun, but we didn’t make each other a better person when we hung out together–not to say we were evil or brought out the worst in each other. We just weren’t better. And so I made my choice. It was obvious and easy, not like the choice Beth, the main character, has to make in <em>Champagne and Lemon Drops</em>.</p>
<p style="text-align: left;">Me and THE ONE have been married for fourteen years and he still makes my heart go pitty-pat. Plus, he doesn’t want to change me like maybe one of the heroes in the book wants to do with Beth.</p>
<p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>I hope you enjoy the first book in the Blueberry Springs series. You can find it in the following places with more to come:</strong></span></p>
<p style="text-align: left;"><a title="Champagne and Lemon Drops on Amazon.com - affiliate link" href="[url="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BR3AT9G/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00BR3AT9G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=jeaora-20"]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BR3AT9G/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00BR3AT9G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=jeaora-20[/url]" target="_blank">Amazon.com</a> (currently $2.99) <a title="Champagne and Lemon Drops on Amazon.ca" href="[url="http://www.amazon.ca/Champagne-Lemon-Drops-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00BR3AT9G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1362850308&amp;sr=8-2"]http://www.amazon.ca/Champagne-Lemon-Drops-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00BR3AT9G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1362850308&amp;sr=8-2[/url]" target="_blank">Amazon.ca</a> (currently $2.99) <a title="Champagne and Lemon Drops on Amazon.co.uk" href="[url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Champagne-Lemon-Drops-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00BR3AT9G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1363209756&amp;sr=8-1"]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Champagne-Lemon-Drops-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00BR3AT9G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1363209756&amp;sr=8-1[/url]" target="_blank">Amazon.co.uk</a> (currently L2.05.) <a title="Champagne and Lemon Drops on Smashwords" href="[url="https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/293607"]https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/293607[/url]" target="_blank">Smashwords</a> (all formats and it is a FREE ebook romance!)</p>
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<p style="text-align: left;"><em><strong>Did you have to choose between two men? Share your story in the comment section.</strong></em></p>
<p>The post <a href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com/jean-orams-books/new-romance-ebook-release-champagne-and-lemon-drops/"]http://www.jeanoram.com/jean-orams-books/new-romance-ebook-release-champagne-and-lemon-drops/[/url]">New Romance Ebook Release: Champagne and Lemon Drops (Book 1 Blueberry Springs)</a> appeared first on <a href="[url="http://www.jeanoram.com"]http://www.jeanoram.com[/url]">Jean Oram</a>.</p>

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Valentine’s Day Lovin’

  Posted by Jean Oram , 14 February 2013 · 435 views
romance, contemporary romance and 4 more...
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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[left]Cruisin’ the Internet I discovered a few cute things you might love.[/left]Why Read Romance
[left]First some “why read romance” from The Knight Agency. Yes, it is educational, men in uniforms, and straight teeth among many other very valid reasons. [url="http://knightagency.tumblr.com/tagged/WhyReadRomance"]Enjoy those here. [/url]And yes, this topic was trending on Twitter today![/left]Cheesy Video
Something cute and cheesy from Coke (I love the smiles!):Love Letters
Two love letters from Johnny Cash to his wife of 35 years, June. [url="http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/12/i-love-june-carter-i-do.html"]Read them here.[/url]For the Single
And speaking of Twitter, I came across this picture for the singles out there.[url="https://twitter.com/AwhHaz/status/302149010439946240/photo/1"] Take one and pass it on.[/url]
[b]What’s your favourite Valentine’s Day thing you’ve come across today?[/b]
[i][color=#ff00ff][b]P.S. Did you subscribe to the mailing list? Get more romance fun, book news, and more delivered right to your inbox. [url="http://eepurl.com/lDMFv"]Sign up here.[/url][/b][/color][/i]
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Under Construction!

  Posted by Jean Oram , 14 February 2013 · 309 views
romance, contemporary romance and 4 more...
Woot! Major renovations going on here. Watch out for falling HTML!!!
Looking for the old JeanOram blog goodies–writing help? Check the old stuff out here: [url="http://jeanoram.com/blog/"]Jeanoram.com/blog[/url] and the new stuff here: [url="http://www.thehelpfulwriter.com/"]TheHelpfulWriter.com[/url]
Take care and check back soon–things are gonna be SNAPPIN’!
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