May 23rd, 2011
Jaded & Jeweled Jubilee


Grand Prize ~ $100 gift certificate to the book store of the winner’s choice

Runner-up Prize ~ $50 gift certificate to the book store of the winner’s choice

Plus chances to win books every day until June 7th.

Read about JEWELED here.

Read about JADED here.

Rules/Directions for the Book-a-Day Contests:

1.) Check back every day to see what book is being given away and who the winner was from the day before.
2.) Enter each day for a chance to win. If you win a book, you’re eligible to win again, so keep trying!
3.) All winners are responsible for checking back to see if they’ve won. They must contact me within two weeks of the announcement to collect their prize — anya(at)
4.) All contests are open to non-U.S. entrants. I will pay to send the book overseas if you win and you don’t reside in the United States.
5.) Contests are void where prohibited.

Rules/Directions for the Grand Prize and the Runner-up Prize:

1.) To enter for a chance to win the book store gift certificates, read the question below and answer it in the comments. You have from today until June7th to enter. I will announce the winners of the book store GC on June 8th.
2.) Don’t forget to check back on June 8th to see if you won! All winners must contact me within two weeks of the announcement to collect their prize.
3.) This contest is open to non-U.S. residents, BUT PLEASE NOTE that the GC must be purchased for use at a U.S. book store using U.S. currency. If you can work that out, go ahead and enter. I’ll do all I can to try and make it work for you.

This post will remain sticky for the grand prize/runner-up entrants. Scroll down for the book-a-day giveaways. The book-a-day giveaways will begin on Tuesday, May 24th. Good luck!

Question to answer to be entered for a shot at the Grand Prize and Runner-up Prize:

Both JEWELED and JADED are menage a trois romances. They are very hot, but also extremely emotional and romantic reads. Some people shy from menages because of the unusual aspect of having two male leads. JEWELED and JADED are also historical fantasy, a subgenre rarely seen in romance. Therefore JEWELED and JADED are books much different than what is usually seen in the romance genre.

Tell me, when is the last time you tried something new? A new food, a new way of wearing your hair, a new place to take a vacation, a book in a new subgenre? Do branch out once in a while, or do you pretty much stick to the tried and true?

Let me know in the comments for a shot at winning one of the gift certificates!

249 comments to “Jaded & Jeweled Jubilee”

  1. I love trying new things as mush as possible. I just tried Thai food and absolutely love it. I would love to read these books as I never have. Thanks.

  2. I will try new food, usually in the form of visiting a new restaurant. I started reading UF this year and have been through all of Illona Andrews backlist. With unlimited funds I would visit a new country every year and spend at least a month to have lots of new experiences to savor.

  3. I pretty much stick to the same old stuff, but a few weeks ago, I did get a radically different haircut (blame it on the heat, rather than adventurousness, though )

  4. My son has a 4 year old daughter. He takes her to different restaurants to try different things and he HATES fast food. Today we tried a crepe restaurant and it was very good. My crepe had hot sauce on it which was VERY hot. I did not eat the sauce once I realized what it was. The crepe was very good.

  5. WE just went to New York. We went to a restaurant in Chinatown and just pointed at the menu and ate whatever came.

  6. I somehow don’t think that watching a new movie every week is technically doing something new, but I do enjoy reading books by authors I’ve never read before and trying new foods. 😛

  7. I do like to try new things, most times, however, sometimes it takes me a little time to ease into it (kind of like walking into the pool rather than jumping in all at once). I do like to try different genres of books though. I would love to try both of the books in your series. (fingers, toes, eyes, legs, arms, hairs crossed…hoping I win…. 😆

  8. i am trying cookkin lol trying new recipes
    great contest thanks

  9. I tried a new brand of yogurt this weekend when my husband accidentally bought the wrong brand of yogurt. I didn’t like it.

  10. I’m a big bookworm and received my Kindle just over 2 years ago. At first, I didn’t realize the wealth of free readings available. Now, I use the weekly offerings to find new authors to add to my existing favorites – so, many weeks I’m reading someone new or a genre that I otherwise would not have considered if I were browsing in a physical store. I am grateful for the diversity I would otherwise not have been exposed to. Being so busy outside of reading, it can take me a while to try a new food or restaurant as many times I just go with old favorites to save time. ~smile~

  11. I am one of those that when I fine something I like I stick with it, I am to old to try new things, GOD BLESS YA’LL

  12. I like trying new foods, restaurants, and things of that nature.

  13. i try new things all the time.. i tried a new recipe tonight, a new vacation spot last month.. and am trying a new vacation spot in a couple of weeks

  14. To be quite honest, I hate change. I mean, I will try to wear my hear in a new style, or buy new clothes, etc. but I’ve lived in the same house for the past 14 years because I don’t want to move.

  15. I love to try new food, adventures and try to meet new people every chance I get.

  16. the last time I tried something new was yesterday. I tried tea mixed with fruit drink and loved it

  17. I went out to eat with my Bible study ladies a couples of weeks ago and I tried a new soup and wish I hadn’t, ha ha, GOD BLESS YA’LL

  18. I went out and bought a digital camera today, even though our local camera store will still process film from our old camera.

  19. I’ll admit it, I like my routine. Change is hard for me. However, lately I have been trying a range of new things. I just got my hair cut in a new style and have started wearing a new style of clothes thrown in with my usual jeans and t-shirts. I also used to be a strict true crime and horror reader, but last year I branched out to other genres and I am so glad I did! I also have been trying out new foods, which is where I have the hardest time. I’m working on it though!

  20. I love trying new things especially when they are out of my comfort zone. This is the way I found new authors, new foods, new friends and so many other things I would never have discoverd!

  21. I dislike doing everything the same way all the time we always are switching things up in whatever we do whether its playing with the kids or keeping to our own room.

  22. I like trying new foods. I tried Edamame (boiled immature soybeans) last week. They are actually pretty good.

  23. I love to try new things, though I wasn’t always this way. The latest “new thing” that I tried was a new chicken dish that didn’t turn out so great, but it was fun giving it a shot. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  24. I just cut my hair and actually fix it now. I’ve pretty much always worn it it a ponytail ( it was about in the middle of back, to above shoulders now).

  25. I tried broccolini last night!

  26. I usually stick to the tried and true but recently have been learning to try (and enjoy) seafood 🙂

  27. I love to eat the same foods but I do love to read and find different books to read! I have found so many great new reads this year look forward to so many more!

  28. I just tried a new food a couple of days ago…hibachi grill! Yum!

  29. I actually had a “new” weekend these last few days because we tried new restaurants three days in a row. I like exploring new things!

  30. When I first moved to Hawaii my husband’s friend would take us out to eat. I’m from Indiana so I wasn’t used to so much variety. We ate Mongolian BBQ and Korean food and it was gross! As far as food goes I prefer to stick to what I know.

  31. The last time I tried something new was when I decided to include pocket squares (ok, handkerchiefs) with my sport jackets trying to match them with my ties. [That’s about as daring as I’ve gotten recently.] But I pretty much stick to the tried and true.

  32. I tried this new pourable frosting/glaze recently. It was awful..
    I try something new every so often when it looks like it will taste good.

  33. I tried a new hair do last month. I didn’t like it at first but got a lot of compliments on it so I think I will keep it for a bit longer.

  34. i tried a new hairstyle of a braided bun

  35. I tried Ethiopian food last week, it was wonderful! I hate that I spent so much time without it, lol!

  36. i do not try new things very often but the other day i tried a new coffee at starbucks and really liked it.

  37. I love trying new things in the bedroom…though I don’t always end up in there 😉

  38. I <3 trying new things.

    Last new food was a while ago and that was Indian – Yum!

    Always try to do something new for vacation.

    New hair – I did my hair Hot Pink a couple wks ago and LOVE It!

    New workout – I am on wk 5 of couch to 5k (before this, would would NOT catch me jogging or running).

  39. I am more likely to try a new book genre than to change a lot of other things. But to prove I am not too stuck in the mud, I am seriously considering changing my hair style a little!

  40. I love romance novels and am looking for a change… so I am excited to try this genre!

  41. I typically stick to tried and true but occasionally i branch out and try/do something different. I do like to try new foods and lately I have been trying out new hairstyles 🙂

  42. I love trying new clothes and accessories. I recently bought a new handbag. I love to change my home decor very often.

  43. I have always wanted to be a redhead, so recently I went out and got my hair done at a salon so it looks almost natural. I love it!

  44. I tried on an A line dress even though I always pictured myself in a trumpet, mermaid style gown. I LOVED the A line. it was so flattering. I can’t say the same for the trumpet, it accentuated the tummy flab.
    imnotarunner at

  45. I like routine in my daily life, but adventure in books. I’ll read anything someone recommends or a book in the library that looks interesting. I’ll try your books for sure.
    Thanks for the contest.

  46. I’m always trying new things. I went from hair down to my waist to very, very short.
    We are always trying new food. In fact, when my children were growing up we usually visited a different ethnic restaurant every week.
    My reading choices go in spurts. I will usually stick with one genre for a few months than switch to something new.

  47. :confused:I dies my hair black about a year ago it wasn’t bad.

  48. died that is, ugh.

  49. nice to have ty.