Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Todays Man Candy, End of the Year Giveaway & What I Found in My Mailbox

I had such an amazing day yesterday! It seems that I have a lot of those wonderful days since I started my blog! Therefore I just can’t help myself, I really feel like sharing this with you! And what better way to begin than with sharing one of my delicious hunks…

But keep on reading because at the end of this post I’m gonna give away an ebook!


Okay, now to the other good stuff.
First thing that made me smile was the mailman… delivering my new toy: the Sony Touch (PRS 600)! Yay! I instantly fell in love, not with the mailman but with the ereader of course. After some initial struggle with downloading the software it was really easy to transfer all my ebooks to the Sony. Well, I didn’t transfer them all at once, because that would’ve taken too much time and I wanted to start reading quickly. But I will get to that.
I’ve almost finished my first book reading with the ereader. I must admit that I have to get used to the screen, ‘cause it’s darker or more grey than the average paperback page and it doesn’t give light like my laptop. But it feels really comfortable holding it and it fits in my purse, so now I can take my ebooks everywhere!!

Second thing that made my day was a visit from author Mia Watts to my blog! And the most amazing thing was, she brought a lot of her friends with her who left the nicests of comments on my post Mia Watts totally surprised me! What are your experiences with authors?
Mia posted a link to that post on some of her author loops at Yahoo. It was the first time I ever heard about it… yeah yeah, call me silly for not having a clue about Yahoo… ;)
And now Mia tempted me to join by writing “Janna, I'll hold your hand into the yahoo room. C'mon, babe, you can do it! Free excerpts and inside info on contests, sales, plus socialization with authors and other readers.”
See? How can I resist that!? I signed in and will go take a look later. Are any of you familiar with or members of a Yahoo group? I mean, am I the only one who didn’t know about them?

The third wonderful present that I got yesterday was two of Mia’s writer friends emailing me directly, chatting with me and sending me a copy of their books! One of them is Bronwyn Green, who emailed me Cuffed and Dangerous. The other one Jambrea Jo Jones who sent me Magnus! Maybe some of you remember my post last month in which I blabbered about my soft spots… The hot looking Magnus was one of them!
I can’t tell you how thankful I am for these wonderful writers being so generous! You can imagine that this made me feel special and very happy!

The good thing is that I can let you share in the presents! Because Bronwyn Green sent me two copies of her ebook Cuffed and Dangerous *cough* 1 extra by accident *cough* and she wrote me that I could give away one of them to a random commenter! Isn’t that great? Thanks so much Bronwyn!

A Handcuffs and Lace Tale

When a bounty claim becomes a fight of five against one, Jude Caulfield and Gideon Wells step in to help hunter, Wrenn Saunders, before she’s mortally injured. Wrenn soon learns that three is a good number whether in a fight or in the bedroom. Especially in the bedroom—and that’s just where Jude and Gideon want to keep her.

Read an excerpt here >>>

Here’s how you can win a pdf copy of Cuffed and Dangerous:

All you have to do is leave a comment at this post and be or become a follower of my blog (look at my right sidebar for the button). This giveaway is international. I’ll pick a random winner on Friday January 8th, so you’ll have until midnight of January 7th to leave a comment and become a follower.

Good luck everyone!


  1. ooh, I'm in!! How fun to be chatting with all those authors:)

    Your new "toy" looks very pretty!!

  2. Aren't Mia and Bronwyn fun?! Congrats on your new toy!! Love my ereader. (No need to enter me.)

  3. Yay you got your e-reader!!! And hobnobbing with all those authors, how cool is that? Glad you're enjoying bloglandia! I'm with you that I've not heard of the Yahoo groups - I'm having trouble keepingup with Goodreads and just starting twitter.

  4. Yep. I'm one of the authors who stopped by and I just love love your blog so I linked you. Like regular visitors? Personally, I'm a blog hound and have several of my own. No need to enter me in the contest because I already have this. Bron is a great friend and rocks it totally as a person and a writer. Congrats on the new Sony. I have an ebookwise (for a couple of year now) about I'm in serious lust with some of the readers out there and plan to treat myself soon. Oh...btw...please link me.

  5. I'm already a follower and I LOVE menages, reading about them too ;D Please enter me!

    I didn't get an ereader for Christmas, but I think I see on on the horizon!

    Happy New Year
    mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

  6. You really did have a great day.Lucky you to chat with some authors. I'm seriously looking into getting an ereader soon.
    Cuffed and Dangerous sounds great,please count me in for the giveaway

  7. You are going to love Bron's books:) Definitely investigate her backlist! I've not had a chance to read this one yet, so please enter me??

    I'm also hoping to buy an e-reader this year. I'm glad you're enjoying yours.

  8. You have to admit that my being a total ditz is handy and getting two copies is far better than the first email I sent you that was blank - lol!

    Seriously...sometimes email attachments baffle me. (lame, lame, lame)

    OMG I have massive e-reader envy...I want one really bad!

    {{{hugs}}} to you :) and thanks for being so supportive of erotic romance writers - I think we all really appreciate it!

  9. Bronwyn - LOVE LOVE LOVE my ereader. If you ever want info on a non-Kindle, non-Sony ereader, drop me a line. :) (I'm all about ereaders that can handle a wide variety of formats and aren't tied to a single store.)

  10. OH girl, I knew everyone would fall in love with your blog!! You are awesome honey!! And how cool is it that they drop by and leave a shout out at you!!!!
    OH..... I just love my Sony too!!! I am in love... Hubby just gives me the eye when I tell him to fetch my wallet for me when I am online and have the the ereader right next to me.... He says, "Feeding the addiction huh..." At least he is a smart man!!!!
    How great for the authors to welcome you in like that! That is great honey!
    I just wanted to pop on over and say hi to you!!!
    Hope all is well!

  11. Hi Janna - Your enthusiasm is possibly glowing off this post and I love it that this has happened. First that you got to meet and greet some new, hot authors on your blog and second that you got yourself a shiny new lover aka your suposed to name it -> I'm still thinking up a name for my own.

    You know i followed yo the moment i first entered your blog so sign me up for this giveaway!

  12. Hi, Janna! Have had my Sony for a couple years and I take it everywhere. It's been a wonder way to introduce my books to new readers!

    BTW, I already have Bron's book so don't add me to your drawing, but thanks for the boost for e-books!

  13. Congrats on the ereader. Wish I could get a good one. I got an eBookman as a Christmas gift and the darn thing keeps dying(batteries)and resets itself each time.
    And I was the opposite of you. Going to authors sites led me to Yahoo groups. From people on the groups, I learned about all the blogs out there for us book lovers.
    I like what I've read of your posts and became a follower just before writing this.

  14. Congrats on your Sony I've had mine for a year now and love being able to take so many books along with me in my purse! So cool being able to talk with all those authors too! You are not alone I didn't know about yahoo groups either.

  15. I found your blog through the IH Yahoo group. Jambrea mentioned it.
    I love the Yahoo groups even though I can't spend much time on them.

  16. It was a bonanza of goodness!!! Never read anything by Bronwyn so would love to give Cuffed a try.


  17. @Mandi: Being one of my first followers, count yourself in :)

    @Chris: Yes, they are most certainly! And all the other authors that came by too :) If it wasn't for you, I would have never 'met' them - thanks! :D

    @Patti: now, there's a new word for me - hobnobbing - that I like ;) I'm glad you were not familiar with the Yahoo groups too. LOL, I know what you mean with keeping up with Goodreads and Twitter! It's all verrry time consuming... but fun! :D

    @Regina Carlysle: Thanks for the linking! :)
    *grin* You're an impatient girl, huh? I got the linking done now, so everyone can go check out your blog (and other sites)! :D

    @Sweet Vernal Zephyr: LOL! Oh, you naughty girl :)
    Imagine how many menages you could have... uhm... with you on your ereader! Hope you get one soon, sweetie! :D

  18. @elaing8: Feel welcome to join in the chatting with the authors, hon! It seems that the ereader virus is spreading faster than the swine flu ;) Wouldn't it be great to carry all your books with you?
    *not trying to talk you into buying one ;) not at all*

    @Molly Daniels: consider yourself entered, sweetie!
    I'm definitely going to enjoy my ereader, especially with your book 'All She Ever Wanted' on it! :) Thanks so much for sending it to me! :D

    @Bronwyn Green: LOL, I think everyone agrees that you being a total ditz is a really good thing! :)
    Thanks again for this, sweetie!
    I'm glad you find it supportive that I do what I just love to do: reading my smut ;)

    @Chris (again): Good, help me to spread the ereader virus :)

  19. @Cecile: Hi sweetie! Thanks so much for believing in me, hon! Let me just say: I love ya :)
    Oh, and I love your hubby too!! He's a smart man, just like my hubs! They know what makes us happy, makes them happy ;)
    I'm gonna reply to your email right after answering the comments, so talk to ya later, hon! (((big hugs)))

    @Leontine: Aww, thanks for being happy for me, honey! You were not only one of my first followers but also my new found fellow Dutch friend, being very supportive from the beginning, sending me emails and lots of advise! Love ya for that, sweetie!
    Oh, are we supposed to name the toy? Didn't know that, but I like the idea! :) Now you mention it, I remember Patti calling her new Kindle 'Patti's precious'... mmm... what will alliterate so nicely with Janna? Janna's jewel? I'll have to think about it a little bit more :) And for you... Leontine's little love or something?
    (((big hugs)))

  20. @Anny Cook: Lol, so you just tease them with a little peek at your books and than take your Sony home with you again? Because I can't imagine lending my Sony to someone, not even for a few hours :) Am I bad?
    Thanks, I'm happy to boost :D

    @Beth: That sucks, your ebookman dying on you all the time! I feel for you!
    So, you're familiar with the yahoo groups! Maybe we'll meet again overthere when I take the step to join a few groups :) Which ones are you a member of?
    Thanks for stopping by, the following and the kind words, hon!

    @Tricia: Thanks! Yeah, isn't it amazing you can take your entire library with you in your purse! I'm a little dazzled (is that a word?) by the idea :)
    Thanks for stopping by and feel welcome to join the chat with the authors! I'm sure they love it! :D

    @Andrea: That's wonderful, Jambrea is so sweet for mentioning me! :) Thanks for stopping by at my place! Maybe we'll see each other around the Yahoo room when I join later! :D

    @Booklover1335: yeah, it was! :)
    Consider yourself entered, but don't forget to become a follower, hon!

  21. I have a problem whenever I visit this site. I start looking at the pictures and forget exactly what I came here for. *sigh*

  22. @UniquelyMoi: LOL! I sometimes suffer that temporary brain loss too ;) I'm glad to share all the goodies! Enjoy :)
    Don't forget to follow if you want to enter the giveaway, sweetie! :D

  23. WOOHOO I found it! LOL I'm just so technilogically challenged these days. If it requires electricty to run, I need instructions and lessons.

  24. Congrats on the new reader. I've got the PRS-505 and totally love it.

    I did do the follow (I thought I'd already done it) but no need to enter me in this contest.

  25. I love my sony ereader. Its great. I carry it with me everywhere and find it so easy to use. I especially love listening to music while reading. Go figure, it works for me.

  26. Please don't enter me. :)

    I don't have an ereader, I have a mini net book and I LOVE it. :) I carry it with me every where. Um...It needs charged right now. :)

    I hope you enjoy Mag. :)

    Happy New Year

  27. Yay you got your e-reader now you can read on the move! I'm still trying to decide between the Sony (can you play music on this well? b/c i love reading and listening too), Cool-Er and Itouch, but will get there eventually LOL I didn't know about the Yahoo groups so need to get over there/try to find them, readers writers chatting sounds good to me:) Oh and I've also bacome a follow altho' what user name I show as is a mystery to me:)...anyway.....

    Happy New Year Janna! all the best with your blog in 2010:)

  28. @Jambrea:
    Well, that's why I favor the ereader over my laptop, it hardly needs to get recharged :)

    I carry Magnus with me everywhere now, and I'm totally loving it! Thanks so much for that :)

    Hope you have a happy New Year too!

  29. @Adrienne:
    Yeah, me so lucky! :)
    Yes, you can play your music on the Sony too! Haven't tried it yet, but I'm def going to, cos I love my music too! It means you can also play audiobooks on it.
    Maybe we can explore the Yahoo groups together, hon! Would be fun to meet there too :)
    Your follower username is Adrienne ;) so consider yourself entered!

    Hope you have a wonderful 2010 too, with lots of great reads, sweetie!

  30. I'm currently waiting for the Fed Ex man to bring me my new eReader. I finally decided to take the plunge and buy one--especially since Santa didn't get any of my hints. So hopefully my new Sony friend will be in my hands in the next hour or two.

    So definitely sign me up for the giveaway so I can have something to put on my new reader.

    Happy New Year and I just became a follower!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  31. Bronwyn and Jambrea are fantastic people. Bronwyn is a little bit speshul with the computer stuff(seriously, Bron, you know I love ya babe *blink* *blink*). Jambrea has some great chemistry in her work. :)

    I'm so glad you joined Yahoo! Can't wait to see you on the loops. DarkDivaReviews has a group with a ton of excerpts and freebies also.

    And Janna, I'm very happy to have found you via Chris. <3

  32. In response to your question about the groups I'm in: the ones I enjoy the most are Shelly Laurenston's, Christine Warren's, Heat Wave Readers, Samhain Cafe and Changeling Press.

  33. Umm..It's only 712 PM where I am. Where is this that my time is 9 hrs ahead of me?

  34. @joder: By now you'll probably have your precious little ereader :) YAY!
    Consider yourself entered!

    @Mia: When things get a little less hectic in my everyday life I come over to the Yahoo rooms...
    Can't wait to meet you there!
    And right back at you hon! <3 you!

    @Beth: Thanks, I'll try to find them! :)
    LOL, it's Europe, I'm 'calling' from the Netherlands, you know: Amsterdam :) And you? Somewhere in California, or...?

  35. I'm in too!

    How is the touch? I have the ordinary sony reader and I have had it for about 8 months now I just ADORE it. I can take hundreds of books with me at a time! I transfer the books onto an sd card I use in the reader, it is much easier.

    Congrats on the author things that sounds so cool!

  36. It was difficult to scroll past the Man Candy to post a comment but I managed to do it...after several minutes of ogling. LOL!

  37. Girl, how do you expect me to be able to post? I can't get past the yumminess of the eye candy!

    Cuffed and Dangerous, hey? I'm in.

    Cuff me up, Scotty!

  38. Wow you had a great day! How great to meet new authors! Love the eyecandy, he can come over any time! Let me know your experiences with the Sony, I have looked at it too, not yet convinced which ereader is right for me... Wishing you a happy and healthy 2010 full of good and many reads!


  39. I'm on the west coast of Washington state.


  40. I have a Sony Reader too and I love it. Haven't read any of Bronwyn's stories before and the excerpt has me hooked.

    Just joined as a follower.

  41. @Minx: The Touch is great! :)

    @Marquetta: LOL! You made it :)

    @UniquelyMoi (again): Girl, you were already in *grin* You can't resist the cuffs, huh? :D

    @Marissa: Thanks, sweetie! You too :) I sent you an email about the Sony!

  42. @Beth: Okay, a little bit more north and a little less sun ;) Happy New Year to you too!

    @Cathy M: Yep, I heart mine too already! Consider yourself entered :)

  43. oh my. here via chris' blog (stumbling over chaos) and got lost in all the eye candy on the blog.

    the e-book readers definitely open up access to lots of reading, especially erotica and m/m romance. easier on the eyes than reading on the computer. and I read faster than I do paperback books.

    please enter me to win the book! sounds like a great book.

  44. @CynCyn: Welcome to my place :) I'm with you on the ereader, and I read ebooks faster than paperbacks too!
    As soon is you become a follower of my blog you can consider yourself entered... So far I can't find you among the followers, so don't forget to click the button at the right side bar! :D

  45. I was gasping thinking I did not come here... Whew, I was relieved when I saw that I was here already!!!!
    Okay... I am here.. Whew!!!
    Love ya honey!


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