Giveaway Blog Hop Winners!

I cannot tell you how excited I am to reach this day. Giveaways are fun while they last, but really I just like to get to the prize portion. Teehee.

For those who don’t remember a mere few hours ago :), we just finished the November Giveaway Blog Hop. Co-hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer and Tristi Pinkston.Now that it’s come to a conclusion, let’s see who won what?

AMBASADORA by Heidi Ruby miller2 eCopies of AMBASADORA (International) ~ Sponsored by the Heidi Ruby Miller.

And the winners are!



Krysta Banco

If you didn’t win a copy of AMBASADORA, don’t fret. You can pick up your copy at Barnes & Nobles or Smashwords.


Driven by Shellie NeumeierNext up!

A print copy of Driven (US-only) ~ Sponsored by Shellie Neumeier.

And the winner is!

Peggy Hopkins

Didn’t win? That’s okay. I know where you can find plenty. 🙂 Head over to Barnes & Nobles and grab your copy of Driven today!


Amazon or Book DepositoryUp to $15 worth of books at The Book Depository (International) or a $15 Amazon Gift Card (US-only)

And the winner is!

Ash Krafton (Kraftmatic Adjustable Blog)


As a bonus an undisclosed number of follow-up winners will receive a Kindle gift copy of I Loved You First.

And the winners are!

Andrea I, Anne R, Ash Krafton, blackwolf, Carrie Lee Ardoin, Chantel, DANIELA, Darlene, Donna/BLHmistress, Elizabeth L., Hope, Inga Kupp-Silberg, Jasmine1485, Jess R., Judy Cox, June M., Kel Pfeiffer, LadyVampire, Mary @SweepingMe, Peggy Hopkins, Pink Panther, Raluca, Renee Bennett, Sarika Patkotwar, Sheila Staley, Shereifa, SiNn, Sophia Rose, Spav, sue brandes(katsrus), Yto.


Many thanks to our sponsors, Heidi Ruby Miller and Shellie Neumeier!

***If you won a copy a copy of AMBASADORA, Driven, or I Loved You First, please leave reviews. They’re always appreciated. :)****

Emails have been sent to the winners. Winners will have until Monday, November 14, 2011 to claim their prize(s). Non-responsive winners will forfeit their prize(s), and new winners selected.

Thank you all for participating in this blog hop. And remember to visit again. There’ll be another giveaway blog hop at the end of the month. XOXOXOX

Want to sponsor a giveaway? Want to do an interview or guest post. Email me. 🙂 reenajacobs at reenajacobs dot com


Novel Review: Guilty Pleasures by Kitty Thomas + Shadow Cat Winners

(review here). I couldn’t stop talking about it. I absolutely loved that story. I want to rave about it more, but it’s not Comfort Food’s turn; it’s Guilty Pleasures. 🙂 So before I get too deep into Ms. Thomas’ latest addition to BDSM, how about a bit of a blurb from her website?

Vivian Delaney leads a life of privilege, but behind closed doors she feels isolated and trapped in a gilded cage. Unable to achieve sexual pleasure with her husband, she finds herself in the capable hands of Anton, a massage therapist intent on awakening her to her full sexual potential. By any means necessary.

As their secret meetings progress, she falls farther down a rabbit hole where the line between rape and illicit affair grows increasingly blurred. Anton will accept nothing short of her complete surrender as he molds and shapes her to be sold to the highest bidder.


This is a work of fiction, and the author does not endorse or condone any behavior done to another human being without their consent. Further, this book contains no use of condoms or talk of STDs. It is fantasy, not reality and should not be read in any way as resembling reality.

Warning: This book contains sexual situations of dubious consent, coercion, sexual blackmail, kidnapping, multiple partners, master/slave, girl on girl, humiliation, boot worship, oral play, and anal play.

Yowsy. 🙂 Talk about getting your freak on.

Before I get into this, folks should know I’m not a fan of BDSM. I’m all for a little tying up and light spanking… the “let’s have a little fun, honey” play. Guilty Pleasures was the real deal—full blown BDSM slave/master kind of thing. I know Comfort Food was full of that, but it was a bit different… more of a psychological thriller, and appealed to me as a woman.

That’s not to say Guilty Pleasures wasn’t a decent read. I think folks who enjoy BDSM would truly enjoy this work. It had a very realistic feel to it. I could totally see the situation Vivian landed in happening. And though I would not have acted the way Vivian did if I were in her situation, for her personality, I thought it was very believable.

As a heroine, I wasn’t fond of Vivian. She was quite the tearful sort of gal. However, I knew a girl like that, when I was in the military, who cried over just about EVERYTHING. Me being a girl raised amongst 4 boys, I’ve always been too prideful to be free with my tears. So I had a hard time dealing with her.

The males in the book, I loved. They gave as much as they took (pleasure that is).  They were firm masters but never cruel. I really liked that. It made the situation seem less abusive and more like tough love.

So, Guilty Pleasures wasn’t for me. Does this mean I won’t be on the look out from Ms. Thomas’ next work? Not by a long shot. Straight BDSM isn’t my type of genre, but the story was well-written. It’s kind of like me being a fan of J.R. Ward’s BDB series, but not being into her contemporary Jessica Bird works. Some styles just fit better for me. Anyway, Ms. Thomas plans to do something unique with each one of her works, and I look forward to what she plans in the future.

You can find copies of Guilty Pleasures at Barnes & Nobles || Amazon || The Book Depository || Kobo || iTunes || Smashwords

To find out more about Ms. Thomas, visit her website. All her talk about Tender Mercies has really gotten me curious. 🙂

I promised winners, right? Coming out the door, I had a few individuals interested in receiving a copy of Shadow Cat. The winners are: Lucy, Claire Gillian, and Sabina Edwards. They’ve all been emailed their Kindle Edition of Shadow Cat. Enjoy! If you didn’t win, Shadow Cat is is available on Smashwords, Amazon, and Barnes & Nobles. Ya’ll come back now, ya ‘ere?”

Blogoversary: Day 7 Winners

Looks like we’ve reached the last batch of winners. It has been a hectic two weeks, that’s for sure. 🙂 I was lucky to have such a great set of indie authors willing to be so generous with their works. Their contests have ended, but if you haven’t heard the book buzz, definitely read through the older blogoversary posts. Also, you’ll find a list of indie authors on the left side bar. Check out their websites or works sometimes. You might be  pleasantly surprised.

Many thanks to the readership. As much as I enjoy talking to myself, it’s always nice to know folks are out there listening in. 😉

So! How are we wrapping this all up? Well, let’s see.

  • $10 worth of indie eBooks from Amazon plus a book up to $10 from the Book Depository. (International to anywhere the Book Depository delivers)
  • $10 worth of indie eBooks from Amazon (International)

Without further ado, the winners are !

DarkBloodyVamp ~ You’ve won a mini- shopping spree at Amazon and the Book Depository.

Maria Guajardo (GABY) ~ You’ve one the mini-mini shopping spree at Amazon!

haha ready for more fireworks? Gosh I wish I had sound effects.

Emails have been sent to the winners who have until Monday, January 17, 2011 to get back to me.

Don’t forget to pick up your consolation prize–Control Freak: Brandon’s Story at Smashwords. Use the coupon code HZ25V which is good until February 8, 2011. As a special bonus, I released Shadow Cat the day after the big blogoversary day. Exciting! Readers are welcome to download that work over the next few days for 50% off. Use the code: PE32F on Smashwords. Offer expires Monday, January 17, 2011. Enjoy! :)

Also, check out the current giveaway featuring L.K. Rigel, author of Space Junque and Spiderwork.

Anchored Blog Tour + Day 6 Winners

So tomorrow marks the first day of the Anchored Blog tour. Lots of fun and events. So I’m surfing through the series of updates I’ve received about the days to come, and find I have loads of info to share with you. 🙂 Now I might miss some things, but don’t fret. Rachel Haimowitz, author of Anchored, has all the information in a centralized location on her blog. 🙂

In her last email she had this to say, “Don’t forget to mention all the prizes; people love prizes, and we’ll be giving away thirty books throughout the course of the tour, plus hats, t-shirts, mouse pads, notebooks, keychains, cover flats, magnets, etc featuring the cover art.” Are you giddy? I am!

Carl of Anchored will be stopping here for an interview on Monday, January 17, so be sure to check back.

You might be wondering why you should care about this book. So let me give you the blurb for it:

Network news anchor Daniel Halstrom is at the top of his field, but being at the bottom of the social ladder—being a slave—makes that hard to enjoy. Especially when NewWorld Media, the company who’s owned him since childhood, decides to lease him on evenings and weekends to boost their flagging profits.

Daniel’s not stupid; he knows there’s only one reason a man would pay so much for what little free time he has, and it’s got nothing to do with his knowledge of current events. But he’s never been made to serve like that before, and he fears he won’t survive the experience with his sanity intact.

He finds himself in the home of Carl Whitman, a talk show host whose words fail him time and again when it comes to ordering Daniel to bed. Daniel knows what Carl wants, but it seems as if Carl isn’t willing to take it, and Daniel’s not willing to give it freely. His recalcitrance costs him dearly, but with patience and some hard-won understanding, love just might flourish where once there’d been only fear and pain. Can Carl become the anchor in Daniel’s turbulent life, or will he end up the weight that sinks his slave for good?

(WARNING: This book contains potentially triggering subject matter, including a violent on-screen rape. Please take heed.)

Don’t miss out. Complete Anchored Release Party Schedule:

Speaking of prizes! We have some for you today. Day 6 of the blogoversary featured Lindsay Buroker, author of The Goblin Brothers Adventure and The Emporer’s Edge. A quick recap of the goodies she offered:

  • Your choice of an eBook (The Goblin Brothers Adventures – MG or The Emperor’s Edge – Fantasy) Plus a $25 Gift Card to Amazon. US only
  • Your choice of an eBook (The Goblin Brothers Adventures – MG or The Emperor’s Edge – Fantasy). International

And the winners are…

Sherri ~ Your choice of an eBook (The Goblin Brothers Adventures – MG or The Emperor’s Edge – Fantasy) Plus a $25 Gift Card to Amazon.

Kulsuma ~ Your choice of an eBook (The Goblin Brothers Adventures – MG or The Emperor’s Edge – Fantasy)

Congratulations to the both of you!

If you didn’t win, you can find Lindsay Buroker’s works on Smashwords and Amazon.

Emails have been sent to the winners who has until Monday, January 17, 2011 to get back to me. Don’t forget to pick up your consolation prize–Control Freak: Brandon’s Story at Smashwords. Use the coupon code HZ25V which is good until February 8, 2011. Enjoy! :)

Day 7 giveaway ends today, which includes free books from the Book Depository and Amazon. For a full list of blogoversary winners, check here.