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    Oh Hoppy Day…

    Hello Lovelies! I hope all of you who celebrated Thanksgiving had a great one. Me? I ate way too much. Did any of you go out for some wild and whacky Black Friday shopping? If you did I’d love to hear how that went. I actually thought about it but cooler heads prevailed and by 10pm I was in my bed checking out Random.org and drawing a winner for my part in the Crimson Wonderland blog hop.

    Without further ado the winner is …. Shannon G. Thanks so much for your comment Shannon. I sure hope you get to the Seychelles one day. I’d love to go myself. In the meantime let’s look on this pic and dream. I will email you with details about your gift card Congrats!


    Thanks so much to the rest of you who entered. Your names are all being passed along for the grand prizes in the Wonderland blog hop. Best of luck!


    Have a happy.

    All the best,


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    Let’s Go to The Hop!

    Not that kind of hop it’s a Blog Hop to a Crimson Wonderland! The Crimson authors are taking you away to a Crimson Wonderland with dozens of giveaways and 3 grand prizes!! One Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift certificate for $100!!! And two gift certificates for $50 each!!

    Every blog comment you leave during the hop is entered into a draw to win one of the grand prizes. So please don’t just stop here. Visit all the participating blogs and leave comments for your chance at a grand prize also!
    So what are we getting all hopped up about? Well, the Crimson authors what to know: When you read a book, do you feel like you’ve escaped to another world?

    I know when I read I sure want to feel like I’ve escaped for a while even if that book is set in the here and now. I love a book that takes me away from my every day even if it’s just for the few brief moments here and there that sometimes have to steal away to read when life gets a little hectic.
    That escape to another world feeling is what I hope I achieved when I took Mika and Alejandro to their almost deserted island paradise in Through The Lens. Who knows maybe at the time I was in need of a little island getaway myself. The sun on my back and sand in my toes. It was a cold winter when I was writing Through The Lens and at the time it was sure fun to imagine warm tropical breezes drifting across glistening skin as the threat of December snow was right outside my door.

    Tell me what are some of your favorite escape destinations? Is it the tropics or the big city? Do you like to go back in time? Or is a futuristic fantasy world more your speed? Please share. One lucky commenter will win a 20.00 Amazon or B&N Gift card! U.S. & CA residents only. Winner will be announced on November 23nd. Please leave your email in the contacts so that I can get in touch with you in case you win. Thanks!

    Now please go and visit the other fab Crimson Authors for your chance at more great prizes and more chances at the grand prize!


    All the best,

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    Sunny Monday and winners!

    Good morning lovelies and Happy Monday!

    I’m a little (see a lot) tired this morning after a busy non-writing weekend with The DD who decided early Saturday morning that she could not live another moment without her mother. Nah! That’s not true. Though she missed me a bit, she really wanted to come home to get her hair done and begged me to come and pick her up for it. And yes, I relented (of course). But first I did the same thing she did and called my mom begging for someone to ride with. So I packed her up along with my sweet God daughter and we took a fun road trip checking out the gorgeous fall foliage along the way. Here is a lovely pic from on campus. What a day!

    I went old school with pulling winners for Jax’s Date with a Siren contest and our winner are Toni and Stephanie! Congrats ladies. Please email me at kwanawrites (at) yahoo (dot) com with your info and Jax will be in contact!

    Have a great week everyone!


    All the best,


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    And the winner is….

    Thank you so much to all my lovelies who have shared the love and entered my Tell 2 Friends contest! Your kind words and generosity meant so much to me. And thanks to the Random Number Generator the winner is the super fab Laurie!

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    Laurie please email me at: kwanawrites (at) yahoo (dot) com with your mailing info and if you would like an Amazon or a B & N gift card so that I can get your prizes out to you!

    Thanks once again to all who entered and for making this a fantastic launch for me with Through The Lens. If you have not downloaded it yet please look to your right and click on one of the links on the sidebar. I think you may enjoy it but of course that’s just the author talking.

    Wishing you a wonderful Monday! Congrats again Laurie!


    All the best,



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    Hello My Name Is…

    Happy Wednesday! Gee this week is flying by isn’t it? Today I’m hanging out with the Ladies In Red. The Ladies in Red Blog is the fantastic unofficial blog of the ladies of Crimson Romance. Please head on over there where I’m doing a Meet The Lady In Red  -K.M. Jackson (Me!) guest post. Just go on over, say I sent you, and pretend that I don’t over-share over here and you don’t already know all the answers to all the questions. Thanks!


    Also have you entered my tell 2 friends contest yet? Well come on and get in there too!

    Have a great Wednesday. You doing anything fab today? Me, I’m about to have my pipes snaked. Seriously, I’m about to have them snaked and no, the plumber is nothing like either of those guys from that naughty commercial. Oh well.




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    Jumping Through!… Through The Lens release day & a contest!

    No need to Labor, it’s release day for THROUGH THE LENS! Bells, whistles, confetti, hooray!!! I tell you if I were younger and a little more limber I’d be doing back flips right now. But since I’m not then I won’t. But trust me in my heart, past the nerves and the constant feeling of nausea, I’m doing a triple back handspring right now.

    I hope you all are flipping and bouncing right along with me. I also hope you all stop flipping and download it this very week. Heck, this very minute. Let’s make Through The Lens an instant bestseller! Remember that old Faberge commercial? You tell two friends and so on, and so on and so on…  We’ll do one of those chains. I love going retro and it would seem telling my age.


    So to get the ‘and so on’ party started I’m holding a contest. The winner will receive: Their choice of a $25.00 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card, a lovely shawl to ward away that early fall chill  in the air, and  a lovely picture frame to cherish the next moment they capture Through The Lens.

    In TTL, Mika and Ale, though they have known each other for quite a long while, start to see each other with a different view. Tell me has this ever happened in your life?

    So what are the rules for contest entry?

    1. Leave me a comment saying what you have looked at with a new view.
    2. For a 2nd entry Tweet the message: “Get a new view contest #ThroughTheLens by K.M. Jackson @kwanawrites http://amzn.to/NMladw & http://bit.ly/RBUU5v ” and then come back and let me know it was sent in the comments.
    3. For a 3rd entry follow me here or on my official Facebook author page here and  leave a comment here letting me know that you are part of the team.

    Please be sure to leave an email address where I can get back to you if you are the winner if you don’t have follow back capabilities. Thanks so much.

    Sorry but the contest is only open to residents in the contiguous United States.

    Winner will be chosen by Random.org on

    All entries must be in by  midnight EST Friday the 14th.


    Thank you all so much. Really, happy can’t begin to tell you how I feel today. All your encouragement and support over the years on ye old blog meant so much to me. I hope you enjoy Through The Lens and the books that follow.

    And now the shameless plug…

    THROUGH THE LENS can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and on  iTunes


    All the best, with all my heart,

    K.M. Jackson aka Me!

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    Fine Romance and a winner!

    Happy Monday!

    I’m hoping you all had a wonderful weekend and got to spend a little time with friends and/or family. Cherishing those you love and letting them know how much you care. Thanks so all of you who commented on the Farrah Rochon giveaway. The winner thank to random number generator is…. 2

    Stretch! Stretch, thanks so much for commenting. Please send me an email atL kwanawrites (at) yahoo (dot) com and send me your info to forward to Farrah and she will be sure to get you your book. Congrats.

    Get ready for a Fine Romance!





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    Setting High and a winner!

    Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes. You all were just 2 too mucho much but I lurved it.  Ended up having a quiet birthday at home. After the busy week with the dear twins I was wiped out.  But on Sunday I was out celebrating the final dance get together with the DD and got this fortune at the end of our meal.  So it looks like my 2 day rest period is over. Watch out world here I come!




    Brenda C. Brenda please email me at kwanawrites (at) yahoo (dot) com with your info this week and I will get the book out to you.  Thanks for playing gang!



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    Scandalous Winner Replay

    Happy Humpday! What are you all up to this Wednesday? I’m just trying to get over myself.

    A while back we had the Scandalous Women giveaway. Our winner was Holly Wright!Holly please email me your info by Friday at kwanawrites (at) yahoo (dit) com .  If not I will be picking another winner from the entries. Thanks!



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    Feeling Lucky?

    Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day today! Here’s hoping you get Lucky!


    Today I’m hosting knitting and we’re having a duel birthday celebration for two very good friends. Please join me in wishing

    Happy Birthday to our born on St. Paddy’s day girl Patricia of PVE Design and 



    a belated Happy Birthday to Sue of Tuck Shop by Snack Queen!

    Head on over to their blogs and give them a shout today. Tell em Kwana sent you. Let the party begin…


    And speaking of lucky, we have a winner of the Scandalous Women giveaway. Thanks to Random.org the winner is….

    Holly Wright! Holly please email me your info and I will be sure to pass it on to get the book to you.