Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Great Deal And A Giveaway!

There's a great Amazon deal out there currently on the audiobook version of Nanny Behaving Badly from Iambik Audiobooks. Find it here!




And in celebration of my recent good news (a sale to My Weekly Pocket Novels - the book will hopefully be out in January!) here's a competition.

I'd like to giveaway a free ebook - a copy of OFF LIMITS LOVER (as currently out with E-Scape Press). Answer the following question  - what are the three names of the heroines in my current releases (e.g. Flirting With The Fireman, Off Limits Lover and Nanny Behaving Badly)?

Here's a clue - you'll find book excerpts on my website!

Email your answer to me at judy dot jarvie at yahoo dot com by the start of November for your chance to be the winner from the hat! Good luck!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

O.C.D.

I think (she said thinning her lips in apology) I've finished the bulk of my Xmas shopping. Oops I said the X word. Soz.

Anyway - I can't stand waiting. I can't stand queues, busy shops, carols a go go. The hunt to find the right gift tags after losing the ones I had etc etc. I prefer to enjoy the Xmas ambience by doing fun things (not hunting down tat!!) So I've stocked up. And I'm fed up of it before the season's even started. Hum bug. Time to forget about it all until December. jx

P.S. I have been watching Paul and Isobel from Monarch Of The Glen a lot. And here's more ... plus here's Monarch Of The Glum (I still laugh at the guinea pigs!)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Acceptance

Acceptance is the key to life = wise words! And I've just had a surprise acceptance - from My Weekly Pocket Novels.

My highland estate story has just been accepted for future publication - it's the first full length novel I ever had a stab at. (Fortunately it's been improved via polishing and a smidge of learning how to do it better!) The story is a tribute to my deep affection for Monarch Of The Glen (especially Paul and Isobel - You Tube them if you want a taster of the chemistry!)

If you haven't already tried My Weekly Pocket Novels, do. They'll keep you enthralled and reading to The End. I look forward to the postman arriving with the new ones each month.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Saving Pennies

We have a big tin in our cupboard into which we regularly decant small change. I usually forget about it unless I am moving it around when tidying out the aforementioned cupboard. Or playing counting pennies games with the kids.

So this week - during a clearout - I recognised that the tin was hard to move and full. Very heavy to lift in fact. So I realised it might be time to visit the Coinstar machine at the supermarket.

Imagine my surprise when after much pinging and chinging into the machine (and a very heavy trip from the car with the change bag) I hauled £55! Hurray! Needless to say I did the sensible thing - and put the amassed fortune onto my supermarket Christmas saver's card. Small acorns. That grow into a nice nest egg for the Christmas trolley fund!

In other news, I've just noticed that the old version of Nanny Behaving Badly has reached ebay. Fortunately it's listed as unavailable as it's now been re-released. Anyway - explanation - I've never had a book featured on Ebay before. This is my first ever writing Ebay moment. So reverence is required. Note to self: GATHER AND CALM.