Hello everyone and welcome back. Today is special for me as I get to talk about one of my favorite books, I Loved You First by my good friend Reena Jacobs. Now, for those that don't remember how I feel about this book, click HERE
to read my review where I gave it a 10 out of 10. So, moving forward, it's coming up on the 1 year anniversary since the release of I Loved You First and Ms. Jacobs has decided to hit everyone with a new cover and it goes a little something like this....
Pretty sweet, huh? I know!! So, on to the real reason you're here - the giveaway!! All you have to do is leave a comment and answer this question: what is your favorite romance book and why? Be sure to list your email address as well or else we won't be able to contact you if you win. What are the prizes?? Glad you asked.
So every day we’re going to do a giveaway. Each giveaway will run from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm. At the end of each giveaway, I'll randomly select a commentator from the posts featured that day. Readers can find a list of the daily winners on my blog.
So, be sure to enter to win one the great prizes. In closing I will give you an excerpt from I Loved You First, more information on Reena and where you can purchase her great book.
Motorcycle magazine in hand, I flopped on Seth’s bed.
My position gave me a direct line of sight to my friend in his bathroom. Every student received their own personal suite with a private bath, small living room, and miniature kitchen which included a microwave and fridge. No stove. Administration didn’t trust young college students not to burn down the dorm. Campus living—one of the many perks of attending Van Buren University.
I set the magazine aside and shook my head at Seth’s primping. “I don’t know why you do this to yourself.”
“Like I have a choice.” He raked a comb through his hair, giving the reflection in the mirror his full concentration. He always avoided gels, leaving his hair baby soft. On rare occasions, I ruffled my fingers through the silky strands. I’d always pretended like it was in play, but really I just loved the texture.
“I don’t have time for this.” He slammed the comb down and tousled his hair, substituting the neat and tidy look for unkempt bad boy and turned to me. “How’s this?”
I pinched my chin, going for serious. Black loafers—nice. Tight black jeans—oh, double nice! Blue shirt which contrasted perfectly with his eyes. The effect had me saying nom nom nom inside. I shrugged. “It’s okay, I guess.”
I LOVED YOU FIRST is a new adult love story told through the eyes of Alex, an African-American/Caucasian student, who takes a journey of self-discovery while watching her best friend come to terms with his sexuality.Available at Barnes & Nobles || Smashwords || The Book Depository || Amazon || CreateSpace
Hello wonderful friends.
This post I am SO HAPPY to be writing. This morning my paperback copies of Head Above Water are FINALLY ready. This long journey of getting this book out is finally over - having gone from being in my head to being in a notebook to being published as an e-book to now being in paperback. And it has my picture on the back! :-)I know times are hard for everyone but, if you love a good book, especially a romance book, then please support your book and pick it up! You can get it for $14.99 + S/H at https://www.createspace.com/3795232
Will be available at Amazon.com in the next few days and I will put the link up for it once it's up and running on their site.
Autographed copies (the only place to get them) can be obtained via my site at http://benjaminjoneswrites.weebly.com/purchase-bens-work.html for $14.99 + $3.00 S/H.
MANY THANKS to all who read over it and helped point out out the seemingly endless list of typos, grammatical mishaps, etc..., etc...
So, tell your friends & family and anyone else that has a jones for a good romance that Head Above Water is available. I appreciate all the support.
Head Above Water, my long labor of love, is now available!
A self described adult fairy tale, Head Above Water is the tale of a man named Darryl and a girl named Leena who both work at the same company but work in two different offices a thousand miles apart.
A chance meeting sparks a fire in the both of them but circumstances prevent them from being together. Through the course of their lives they find it hard to remain apart and, though they are fated to be apart, they remain determined to be together.
Head Above Water asks the question - how much would you sacrifice for love?
I hope that everyone will check it out and enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Available for $0.99 via the following and coming soon for iTunes:
Amazon Kindle http://www.amazon.com/Head-Above-Water-ebook/dp/B006LZR8R6/ref=sr_1_10_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1324349663&sr=1-10
Barnes & Noble Nook = http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/head-above-water-benjamin-jones/1107965938?ean=2940013844346
Smashwords = https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/114222
Spread the word to all of your friends and family as getting the word out is the hardest process for indepenent writers such as myself.
Reviews of Head Above Water are starting to come in. Peep the current one from Mr. Demetrice Prince!
Head Above Water will be released on 12.22.11 and can be found on Smashwords, Nook & Kindle for only $.99!
""First let me state that I'm not the biggest fan of romance/love stories, so I was slightly skeptical about taking on the task of reading this. However, from reading some of Benjamin Jones previous works, I knew that I was gonna be in for a treat. Within the first few pages I was instantly hooked! What followed was 33 chapters of pure genius with a little bit of something for everyone while still managing to stick to a main storyline! Mr. Jones truly does have a way with words. You would be foolish not to read Head Above Water or any of his other works!" - Demetrice Prince
I am ECSTATIC!!!! If I had some money I would give it to you (but, alas, I don't so - sorry).
The first review for my upcoming novel, Head Above Water, has come in, courtesy of Ms. Kim Bailey, and it was more than I had anticipated it to be. I was nervous to even open the email but, now that I have, I'm on cloud 9. Check it:
"I have to tell you, I'm an avid reader and book clubber and I have never read a book like this. There's so much detail and imagination! I can appreciate that it was a love story sprinkled with a little science fiction. I'm not really into romance novels honestly, but this book worked for me; mostly because I could relate to the characters and bits and pieces of Darryl and Leena's relationship. Who hasn't been crazy in love at least once in their life?
I was able to imagine each and every character from the protagonists to the DLI employees. You did a great job making everyone's personalities seem so realistic. My favorite parts were the constant thoughts of Darryl and Leena. It was amazing how they were both thinking and feeling the same things almost simultaneously. Every thought was riddled with emotion and it made me want to keep reading to find out what would happen next. The ending was an unexpected, but nice surprise! I totally was not prepared for that. At. All.
Overall I think you did an excellent job! There's love, drama, sex, dysfunction, death and the afterlife. What more can one ask for in one book?"
Thanks again to Ms. Bailey for taking the time to read and review my work; MUCH APPRECIATED.
Head Above Water will be released on 12.22.11 - the first day of Winter - on Smashwords, Kindle, Nook and iTunes. Be sure to get your copy!!
I literally just finished this book about thirty seconds ago and, usually I sleep on a book for a day before reviewing it, but I didn't want to do that this time.
The Gift of Joy by Valerie Maarten, in it's short 107 pages, packs a powerful punch and touches a wide range of emotions.
I'm a sucker for a good romance story and this, like I Loved You First
by Reena Jacobs, is one of those. The story revolves around a girl named Joy who, when she's 6 years old, has three things - one of which is great and the other two very un-great - happen to her and they both have a profound effect on the rest of her life.
Domestic violence is a major issue in this book and one that is handled very well and realistically and shows you what can happen to some of the biggest victims of domestic violence, the children that see/experience it. The theme of domestic violence is married with a simple and wonderful love story that has to be read to be believed.
I LOVED this book! Highly recommended.
5 stars!Find more about Valerie Maarten by visiting http://vmaarten.blogspot.com/
With this blog posting I am SUPER EXCITED to announce - FINALLY - the release date for my long gestating romance novel entitled Head Above Water. That date is the first day of Winter, December 22nd, 2011
Head Above Water is a story I like to call a grown up fairy tale. Set in a modern world but with a splah of fantasy thrown in the story hits you with laughter, tears, unexpected twists and leaves you with one question: how much would you sacrifice to be with the one you love?
It's gonna be a real hot winter!http://benjaminjoneswrites.weebly.com/head-above-water.html