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The Winner Is…

Congrats to Lea J you have won a book of your choice up to $15 from Book Depository. I have already emailed you and I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you to everyone who participated and don’t worry I am planning on more giveaways next month once I reach my one year blog birthday! It will be here before you know it.

 

Have a good evening everyone!

 

100+ Subscribers = International GIVEAWAY!

My blog is far from being a ‘big blog’ and I am fine with that. I started Jessica’s Reading Room for me first and  I am having so much fun.  It’s hard to believe this, but next month will be my blog’s first birthday! I can’t wait for that and I hope to do more giveaways then.

I don’t usually focus on how many email subscribers I have, but this week I saw I was in the mid-90s (my Twitter has around 340 followers, and Instagram has almost 200 followers). I decided that once I got to just over 100 subscribers I would do my first giveaway!

So what am I giving away? A book of your choice(*up to a $15 value)!  This will be an international giveaway, so if you are in the US your book will come from Amazon or Book Depository(your choice depending on what book you want) and if you are outside of the US your book will come from Book Depository.

I have come to really like Book Depository for several reasons:

  1. They ship worldwide for free!
  2. Their prices can be cheaper than Amazon
  3. You usually get the UK covers since that is where they are based (which I tend to prefer)
  4. Sometimes a book is available through them that you can’t get in the US

The only ‘negatives’ about Book Depository is that it seems to take about two weeks to receive your order, and sometimes if you order multiple books they are shipped separately. Book Depository receives 4.5 stars from me and is recommended! (Ok, I couldn’t help that 😉 )

This seems like a good time to ask, and hopefully people will answer, but what do you like about my site? What could I do better? Do you have any suggestions on things I could do? Do you like the First Line Friday and Standalone Sunday?  I would love some input!

Without further delay, here is the contest for the giveaway! First of all you must subscribe to my blog, other entries are optional:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway starts at midnight Saturday morning (June 3rd) Eastern Daylight Timewill run until midnight Monday morning (June 5th) Eastern Daylight Time.   This is why this post is that early.  I want everyone to have the chance to enter and WIN! I will announce the winner more than likely Monday evening due to that pesky full time job I have.  Gotta make a living since I can’t get paid to do this (as much as I would love to!).

**Please be sure when you subscribe to this site that you receive the confirmation email and confirm your subscription or your entries will not count! You must be a verified subscriber first.

Now, you may wonder why the Bookies Facebook page is mentioned in the giveaway. Well, that is where I got my start with reviewing. In February of 2016, I became the third admin at Bookies.  I began a weekly post called the “Weekly Wonder”. The Weekly Wonder is where I will highlight and review a book of my choosing.  I started doing that and over a few months I wanted to start this site.  Beccie, the creator of Bookies has been awesome with supporting me with my blog and letting me share it there along with anything and everything book related.

I want to give a huge shout out to my husband Morgan who has been very supportive of this blog. He helped set it up, does the hosting of this site, and also helps me by editing my reviews!

Thank you to everyone who has subscribed to this blog and who supports it.  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy posting on it.  Have fun with the contest and GOOD LUCK to everyone!

Lots of Love,

Jessica

 

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Bombshell Books are Back!

**I am happy to make this announcement in conjunction with Bloodhound Books. I have worked with Bloodhound Books with some blog tours and I look forward to working with Bombshell Books in the future.**

After launching with the hilarious The Queen of Blogging, Bombshell Books are back with two new authors and three fabulous novels.

Therese Loreskar returns with her sequel to The Queen of Blogging – The Queen of New Beginnings

Therese Loreskar started her career in 2010 self-publishing her first novel, which quickly became a critically acclaimed best-seller.

In 2014 she was signed by a Swedish publishing house before being signed by Bombshell in the summer of 2016. Her novel, The Queen of Blogging, received overwhelming feedback and the book was referred to as a modern Bridget Jones.

Therese has since had four bestselling children’s books.  Her never-ending energy for writing and entertaining people is her biggest trait.

Therese lives in the countryside on the west coast of Sweden. She has a big and busy household with her husband, two children, deaf cat, five hamsters and a grandmother. When she is not busy writing stories she enjoys nature, people, history, redecorating the house without permission and all other kinds of creativity.

The Queen of New Beginnings will be published on August 10th this year.

**The Queen of Blogging made my top ten last year. I highly enjoyed it and my review for it is here.

Guardian book prize shortlisted author, Suzie Tullett, signs with Bombshell Books

Suzie Tullett is an author of contemporary humorous fiction and romantic comedy. She has a Masters Degree in Television & Radio Scriptwriting and worked as a scriptwriter before becoming a full-time novelist. Her motto is to ‘live, laugh, love’ and when she’s not busy creating her own literary masterpieces, she usually has her head in someone else’s.

Suzie lives in a tiny hamlet in the middle of the French countryside, along with her husband and two Greek rescue dogs. You can find Suzie on Twitter: @SuzieTullett or you can visit her website.

Her heart-warming romantic comedy, The Trouble with Words, will be published on July 29th this year.

Debut author, Callie Langridge, joins Bombshell Books

Caroline was born and brought up in Berkshire. After a brief teenage spell in the depths of Lancashire, she moved back to London. Having left school at 16, she studied drama before embarking on a career in marketing. This saw her work in music marketing in the heady days of Britpop in the late ‘90s. She unleashed her creativity in the design of window displays and
marketing campaigns for the leading music retailer.

More recently she has followed her passion for social history and currently works in marketing for a national historical institution, promoting projects and running events. On hitting her thirtieth birthday, she decided finally to take her A levels and gained A’s in English Literature and Language, and Film Studies – not bad when working full time – and this spurred her on to take the first of many creative writing course. A few years later and she has had a number of short stories published and plays performed at theatres and venues across London.

Caroline lives in London with her long-term partner and an ever-growing collection of antique curiosities.

Her beautifully written and heart-wrenching debut novel, A Time to Change, will be published on September 24th this year.

Bombshell Books is an imprint of Bloodhound Books. Bombshell publishes brilliant women’s fiction and is on the look out for new authors. We want stories that will make you laugh, cry and fall in love. For more information visit our website.

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