Hot For The Holidays Blog Hop From The Love, Lust, & Laptops Ladies!

holiday-blog-hop-buttonHappy Holidays to Everyone! We Love, Lust, and Laptops Ladies are full of cheer and want to share. So we’re doing this hop to giveaway what every naughty female secretly wants seriously sexy romance books full of hunks and happy ever afters!

To participate all you have to do is visit each of our sites and leave a comment – any comment! The hop runs from December 6 through December 10. The GRAND PRIZE WINNER  will be drawn and announced on December 11, 2014. To Go onto the next site simply click on the book covers at the end of this blog or you can follow the #HotfortheHolidays hashtag.

The GRAND PRIZE is…

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Prime Imperative by Monette Michaels, Bayou des Enfants by Lynn Lorenz, Predator’s Fire, Gemini Island Shifters 5, by Rosanna Leo, Straitlaced by Robin Danner, Seducing Kate by Emilia Mancini, Christmas in Cancun by KaLyn Cooper, Prymal Lust by Jianne Carlo, Come by Becca Jameson, Double Up by Vanessa North, and Cowboy Redeemed by Parker Kincade.

I’m going to do three prizes for three lucky winners!

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Happy Holidays & Good Luck on the Hop!

Cheers,

Jianne

 

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Winners of The Romance Reviews Fall into Fall Blog Hop!

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I’m late with this announcement. Believe me, I know.

To make up for my tardiness I’m awarding not only the THREE prizes promised for the hop, but an additional FOUR more!!! See – readers win when I’m late.

 

 

Here are the Fall into Fall Blog Hop winners:

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Emily W – $10.00 Amazon Gift Card

Nicki B – Alpha Me Not

Tori MacAllister – Demon Seed

FOUR Additional Prizes go to:

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Carolyn – The Bear and The Bride

Satchmo – A Paratrooper in a Pear Tree

Nikki – Carnal in Cannes

Jamie L – White Wolf

I’ll announce the winners on Twitter and Facebook.

Winners have five days to email me at jianne@jiannecarlo.com to collect their prizes.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to drop by!

Cheers,

Jianne

 

Alpha Me Not – Blog Barrage – March 27-28, 2013

amn-barragebannerToday and Tomorrow I’m on a Blog Barrage for Alpha Me Not courtesy of CBLS Promotions! Alpha Me Not was recently nominated for Best Book 2012 by The Romance Reviews!

 Here is the schedule:

March 27, 2013
Bea’s Book Nook
Books to Light Your Fire
Crazy Four Books (Review)
Harlie Williams, Writer
In Love with Romance
My Bookshelf
Veiled Secrets Reviews

March 28, 2013
A Little Fiction of Every Flavour
Brianna’s Bookshelf
Bunny’s Review
It’s All About the Romance!
Lindsay’s Scribblings
   Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Mystery and More!
Rachel Leigh – erotic romance
The Printed Fox (Review)

Follow this tour and enter at each participating stop for a chance to win an eBook copy of “Alpha Me Not”. More entries = More chances to win! Contest is tour-wide, open internationally and ends Apr 2. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

I hope you’ll drop by and enter and Good Luck in the contest!

Cheers,

Jianne

Vengeance Hammer – Title Me Not

logo - jiannecarlo4 for blogStrange title for a book – Vengeance Hammer, isn’t it? Over the last while, I’ve had a ton of people ask how the titles of my books come about and the honest answer is – usually they come from me. For some strange reason, I cannot begin writing a story until I have a title. I know it’s weird and, trust me, nothing about my creative process is normal or follows any kind of pattern.

In my day job, I am a numbers person, a totally logical A to B and then to C person. Throw in a tale and logic flies out the window. Being a normally (and I use that word with the utmost caution) rational individual, I have tried over and over to document and improve the way I write. What has this to do with titles, you ask?

Well the fact is I can’t start a book without a title.  Go figure. It may take weeks or months or a single second to come up with the right title – A Paratrooper in a Pear Tree took minutes, Alpha Me Not I labored over for months, and yet in one week this year, I came up with the ideas for not one, but seven books!!! And I cannot tell you how or why any single one of those came about.

It drives me batty.

There are times when I actively dislike this need to write- truly- it’s simply not explainable or in any way shape or form, logical. I like rationality, I relish predictability, I savor order- and none of that ever applies to how a book evolves in my head. Why do you ask am I telling you this? Because overnight the ideas for three new books sprouted.

Shoot me.

I can’t keep up with my poor, irrational, obsessive writer brain.

*Thunk, thunk* – that’s the sound of me hitting my head on the wall.

Stop. Stop. No more ideas.

That’s it – I’m off to write as fast as my hands and Dragon Naturally Speaking will allow me. BTW – I am in edits for Vengeance Hammer, and cannot start anything new – isn’t that justifiable suicide karma?

*Thunk, thunk*

Cheers,

Jianne

P.S. One of my best titles came from Georgia Woods – The Bear and The Bride – kudos G, and many thanks.

 

Alpha Me Not & Demon Seed nominated for Best Book 2012

2012nomineeWriters lead a solitary life in terms of their trade. So we tend to rely on outside sources for verification, that yes, someone (and it may be only one) is reading my work/blog/tweets …you get the gist. Reviews, awards, and nominations make us giddy with delight.

Giddy doesn’t begin to describe what it was like to receive two emails from Carole at The Romance Reviews informing me that not one but two of my books had been nominated for Best Book of 2012 by their reviewers. Whoo-Hooo!

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My congratulations go out to all the nominees. To me, simply being selected is an honor in itself, but to be included in the company of such illustrious authors as Emma Holly,  Lisa Renee Jones and the others listed below is truly humbling.

Here’s a list of the nominees for two categories (goto here to see the others: http://www.theromancereviews.com/bookvote.php)

 

Erotic Romance – Action-Adventure / Romantic Suspense

NOMINEES

A Little Harmless Fascination by Melissa Schroeder

Demon Seed by Jianne Carlo

Fever by Joan Swan

IF I WERE YOU by Lisa Renee Jones

The Devil’s Pawn by Elizabeth Finn

Erotic Romance – Paranormal Romance

NOMINEES

Alpha Me Not by Jianne Carlo

Bear Meets Girl by Shelly Laurenston

Enslave by Felicity Heaton

Hidden Crimes by Emma Holly

His Mortal Soul by a.c. Mason

Hunted by Rebecca Zanetti

The Protector by Ambrielle Kirk

Wild Things: Fanged by Jocelyn Michel

The winners are determined by vote and,in order to vote, you must login to The Romance Reviews. If you have the chance and feel the inclination, please do. If not—heck, I made the list!

Cheers,

 

Jianne