Welcome to the Night Owl Review’s Find Your Next Great Read Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to Night Owl Review’s Find Your Next Great Read Scavenger Hunt, which runs from March 1 to March 30th!

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The whole notion of the scavenger hunt intrigues me. How do you decide which book is a fabulous read?

After attending many romance conferences and talking to a ton of avid readers, I’m still confused as to the answer to that question.

I’ve met people who devour one genre and one genre only. There are those who have three or four favorite genres and those that care nothing about genre, but more about the authors voice. These guys have a core of authors they support and will not deviate from those writers no matter what.

Many readers tell me they hate complicated plots (stay away from my books if you fall into that grouping—I looove a good mystery) and want a simple HEA start to finish. A great many fall into the if-I-don’t-cry-it’s-not-a-great-book faction. Still another troop have to laugh out loud to call a novel one of the best. Some won’t read anything but alpha heroes, others prefer Amazon warrior women.

For me, some of the oldies are the books I go back to time and time again. Here’s my list of great reads (and not in any particular order):

Pride and Prejudice & every book by Jane Austen
Only Mine
Jane Eyre
MacKenzie’s Mountain
Gone With The Wind
Outlander
Whitney My Love
Flowers From The Storm
It Had To Be You
Midnight Angel
The Flame and The Flower
Come Dream of Me
Devil’s Club
Son of The Morning

And those are just the books that popped into my mind right away. The list goes on and on…does yours?

What makes a book a great read for you? Do you have faves that you return to time and time again?

It’s March and there’s definitely going to be a Freebie Friday this month—heck who knows—maybe more than one *wink wink*.

So, stay tuned for some quirky surprises!

Cheers,

Jianne

Satan’s Delish!

Satan-Jianne_Carlo-200x320Got the cover for Book #5 in The Hades Squad series today and couldn’t resist sharing.

Isn’t this totally scrumptious?

A nice way to end the week!

Cheers,

 

Jianne

P.S. I’m part of Night Owl Reviews Fine Your Next Great Read Scavenger Hunt!

Check out my prize on March 1, 2015!

Find Your Next Great Read Scavenger Hunt

Nice Girls Writing Naughty – Teacher’s Pet Scavenger Hunt!

TeacherPetBadgeThe Nice Girls Writing Naughty blog group (of which yours truly is a member) are doing a super-sexy scavenger hunt for September. As you may know, every month one of us NGNW ladies hosts a FUN event filled with drool-worthy studs, sizzling excerpt, and—PRIZES.

This month the lovely Dakota Trace is throwing the party. With the kiddos going back to school, Livvy and Dakota have come up with the notion having each of the NGWN gals post one of our yummy heroes as our Teacher’s Pet and share juicy tidbits of what he might have been like in school.

GRAND PRIZE is a $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD

MY PRIZE IS a eCopy of PRYMAL LUST & a $5 AMAZON GIFT CARD

Other NGNW Author’s Prizes are:

BOTH “Secrets of Stone” books
5 eBookCopies of Sinful Rewards 1
eBook copies of Twice the Chances, Twice the Ecstasy
eBook copies of Finding Her Rhythm and Settling the Score
eBook copy of Just a Little More and $5 Amazon gift card
eBook copies of Kitty Kitty, Bang Bang and $5 Amazon gift card
e eBook copy of A Haught Date
eBook copies of Uncollared and His Kind of Woman
eBook copy of Tiger Tiger
$15 All Romance Gift Card

To win the GRAND PRIZE all you have to do is the following:
1. Check out the Form on the NGNW website which lists all the answers you need from each author’s website.
2. Fill in the form with the answers.

Collect all the names from the various stops, enter them into the form and for each name supplied – you get one entry for the GRAND PRIZE. Hit all 14 of our blogs and comment on the main post….well that’s 15 entries.

To win MY PRIZE all you have to do is:
1. Leave a comment here (please say NO if you DON’T want to be added to my newsletter list).

Winners will be announced on Monday, 29 here on my blog, on each NGNW author’s blog,  and on the NGNW blog.

Please note: the onus is on the winner to contact each author and the NGNW blog (if they won the GRAND PRIZE) either via a comment, or via email within 5 days of the announcement, otherwise another winner will be chosen. My email is: jianne@old.jiannecarlo.com

My pet is Axe Richard Smith, the shifter SEAL hero of Prymal Lust.

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Isn’t he drool-worthy?

Instead of describing Axe, I decided to give you a sample of what the reviewers have to say about Axe:

He is alpha, he is strong physically and mentally and he’s hotter than the sun. Lari, Romancing The Book

The characters are amazing, with a kick-ass heroine and a to-die-for hero. Really, Axe is the alpha of the alphas. He is dominant when he must be, but he is comfortable enough with himself to let his female shine. Isabelle, The Romance Reviews

I loved Axe! He was all that you would expect from a dominant military man (SEAL), but the soft vulnerable side that went along with it, was perfect. Midnight Attic Reader

Check out Axe’s Fast Five Facts and don’t forgot to comment at the end of the post for my blog prize.

FAST FIVE FACTS:
1. I was voted the: Most likely to be a Navy SEAL—everyone was SO right!
2. When I went through Hell Week during BUD/S, I passed the underwater test by a hair’s breath. After I earned my Trident, I voluntarily redid Hell week and passed with room to spare.
3. On Friday nights, you’d have found me training in the gym.
4. In high school I joined the ROTC from the get go.
5. I was a guard for my high school football team, The Tullalulah Tigers. Go Tigers!

Couldn’t resist giving you a SNEAK  preview of Prymal Obsession, Book Two in the PRYMAL series:

Blog links on the hunt:

Angel Payne        Cynthia Sax         Dakota Trace

Dani Wade        Ella Sheridan        Harlowe Wilde

Jianne Carlo       Lara Archer      Leela Lou Dahlin

Linden Hughes      Noon & Wilder      Nona Raines

Taige Crenshaw       Tina Christopher

Good Luck in the scavenger hunt!
Cheers,

Jianne