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Posted by on May 20, 2013

Today we are celebrating the unveiling of my new website and blog with a blog hop giveaway. It’s still a work in progress as we iron out all the wrinkles, but we’ve got some exciting things planned this summer.

So let’s celebrate!

This hop is hosted by Literary Addicts and is from May 20 at 12:00am – May 31 @11:59pm EST.



I will be giving away an $10 Amazon gift card, an  ecopy of my short story Desert Rose, an ebook of the new release Armored Hearts, and the ebook copy of Starflower, from one of my favorite authors.

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86 Responses to Welcome!

  1. Lynn Donovan

    Lovely website Jennette. Good work!!! The one book I can say made the most impression on me this year was This Present Darkness, by Frank Perretti. I believe this is realistic to how things go on in the spiritual world around us and we an unaware! 🙂

    • jlmbewe

      Thanks Lynn! I’ve read that one too, and really enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  2. Gabrielle Meyer

    Congrats on the new website! Can’t wait to see all the fun things you’ll do here. 🙂

    • jlmbewe

      Hi Gabe! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it! I am so excited about the plans, as if you couldn’t tell already. Ha! But I’m thinking I need to feature some historical romance pretty soon. 😉

  3. Rebekah Gyger

    My favorite book this year would have to have been Wishing on Willows.

    • jlmbewe

      Hi Rebekah! Wishing on Willow sounds good. Not normally what I would go for, but it has willows, coffee, and a love story with interesting factors that divide them. I have added it to my to-read list. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  4. Susan Heim

    My favorite read has been “Seraphina” by Rachel Hartman.

    • jlmbewe

      Oh, that book sounds awesome, I’m putting it on my to-read list. Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

  5. RaeBeth Buda

    This is a tough question because I loved all the books so far that I’ve read this year.

    • jlmbewe

      That’s a good thing! Last year, I read one book that made me go, what? But even those kind, I feel like I’m richer for having read them. Thanks for stopping by and commenting RaeBeth!

  6. Clare Davidson

    Love your new blog 🙂

    • jlmbewe

      Thanks Clare! We’re up until 2am trying to work out all the bugs. Thanks for spreading the word, I appreciate it!

  7. Bonnie

    Congratulations on the new website & blog, & thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  8. shadowwolf

    Thank you for such a great giveaway!

    • jlmbewe

      You’re welcome! And thank you for participating. I really appreciate it! 🙂

  9. shadowwolf

    My favortie read for 2013 so far would have to be Hero’s Lot (The Staff and the Sword Trilogy) by Patrick W. Carr. It’s a wonderful epic fantasy adventure!

    • jlmbewe

      Oh! That book is on my to-read list! Thanks for stopping by and commenting shadowwolf!

  10. stephanie

    I am enjoying my Joanne Fluke books!

    • jlmbewe

      Thanks for stopping by and participating Stephanie! The Joanne Fluke books look like a cozy mystery, is it? I’ve been looking for some good cozy mystery reads. I’ll have to add her to my to-read list. Thanks!

  11. Meghan Stith

    I think Dark Lover by JR Ward. I know it’s not a 2013 release, but it’s my favorite read that I’ve read this year!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    • jlmbewe

      You’re welcome! And thanks for participating! I’ve not read anything by JR Ward. How would you classify the books? urban fantasy, vampire love stories?

  12. Celita

    What beautiful book covers! I am especially drawn to “Armored hearts” for some reason. Congratulations on your site and on your books. Blessings!

    • jlmbewe

      Hello Celita! Thanks! Armored Hearts was a fun, quick read. I reviewed it last week on my old blog. I’ll eventually get my posts over here, still haven’t decided. I will let the authors know you like Armored Hearts. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

  13. Dorothy Teel

    Been reading Armored Hearts it is very good. Thank you for participating with this giveaway

    • jlmbewe

      Hello Dorothy! I’m glad you’re enjoying Armored Hearts. I’ll have to pass on your words to the authors. Thanks for stopping by and participating in the blog hop!

  14. Cindy Mucha Barton

    Hard to answer because I enjoyed many of the books I have read this year. I will go with Inhale Exhale by Sarah M. Ross as my pick at this time.

    • jlmbewe

      Hi Cindy! Thanks for stopping by and participating in the blog hop! I agree, it’s always so hard to pick a favorite book. Funny, I never once stopped to think about my favorite books this year. Oh, that will be so hard. I’ve read some good ones. I haven’t heard of Inhale Exhale, will have to check it out. Thanks again!

  15. Brynna

    My favorite read of 2013 so far has probably been Prodigy by Marie Lu.

    • jlmbewe

      Oh, wow, that does sound like a good read. I’ll have to look at the first book in the series. Thanks for sharing Brynna!

  16. Chelsea

    I really enjoyed “For Women Only”

    • jlmbewe

      Hi Chelsea! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! That sounds like an interesting book, almost like His Needs Her Needs, but specific for men. I will have to check it out. Thanks!

  17. Seyma Shabbir

    Nothing released in 2013, but I read Deadline by Mira Grant – great read

    • jlmbewe

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Seyma! I’ve not gotten into the zombie craze much, but Deadline sounds good. Will have to check it out, well, at least the first book in the series. Does Deadline stand alone or should a person start with book one?

  18. Allison Ruvidich

    Hello! This is my first time on your website, and I’m very excited to discover your books. I couldn’t settle on one book that is my favorite from this year, so I chose two. The first: “Starflower,” by Anne Elisabeth Stengl. (I found out about you from her facebook page!) And “Lirael,” by Garth Nix. They’re my two favorites, but I’m looking forward to reading yours! 😀

    • jlmbewe

      Hi Allison, thanks for those kind words! Anne Elisabeth is awesome. I LOVED Starflower, as you probably already know. 🙂 Lirael is on my to-read list. At this moment I only have short stories, but my novel is coming this fall. Eek!

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

  19. Anne

    Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs.

    • jlmbewe

      Thanks Anne for stopping by and commenting! I’ve been seeing Patricia Briggs name around a lot. I will have to check her out. Thanks!

  20. karenh43

    It’s hard to pick just one, because usually my favorite book is the one I’m currently reading. That said, I think ‘The Rake’, an oldie by Mary Jo Putney is my favorite so far this year.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

    • jlmbewe

      Hey Karen! I hear ya! Its easy to get so wrapped up in a good book, to think about the others. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Jessica Snow

    Cat Daddy, by Jackson Galaxy!
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

    • jlmbewe

      You’re welcome. Cat Daddy–what a fun title! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jessica!

  22. allprayerJanet Cardoza

    I love your new site.The Giveaway looks awesome. My current book is always my special book with it’s own unique message for me.

    • jlmbewe

      Thanks Janet! I understand! When I’m reading the book, I just want to sing its praises and find someone else to share the adventure with. Thanks for celebrating with us!

  23. Joy F

    Wow, that’s a hard one. I loved Assassin’s Gambit and Divergent and Insurgent, just to name a few.

    • jlmbewe

      Hi Joy! Thanks for stopping by and participating. Assassin’s Gambit sounds epic, and I love epicness. Is that even a word? Ha! Divergent is on my to-read list, and it keep growing! Thanks for sharing! I’m loving discovering all these new books I haven’t heard of yet.

  24. Cynthia R

    my favorite has been the history of love

    • jlmbewe

      Hey Cynthia, thanks for stopping by and participating! History of Love sounds interesting just from reading the reviews. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Monja Blue

    ‘Tis by Frank McCourt, author of Angela’s Ashes. He’s such a consummate storyteller!
    Thanks for a chance to win this awesome giveaway!

    • jlmbewe

      Hello Monja, thanks for participating! I’ve never heard of Frank McCourt, but his memoirs sound interesting. Will have to check out Angela’s Ashes first. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Melanie Montgomery

    Wither! I know its older gut I finally read it.

    • jlmbewe

      Hey Melanie! Thanks for stopping by and participating in the blog hop! Don’t worry about it being older. Oldies but goodies, right?

  27. Melinda Dartmann

    “Kiss The Dead” by Laurell K. Hamilton, it’s part of the “Anita Blake” series

    • jlmbewe

      Thanks for sharing Melinda! I haven’t read her series, but it looks interesting. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

  28. bn100

    Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines

  29. slehan

    Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz
    Thanks for the contest.

    • jlmbewe

      Hi slehan! Thanks for participating in the blog hop! I am finding a definite theme among these best loved books so far, they all include romance! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Cynthia R

    i’ve also liked born to run

    • jlmbewe

      Hi Cynthia! Thanks for participating! There were two Born to Run books on Amazon. Which one were you referring to?

      • jlmbewe

        Make that four! Ha! I didn’t scroll down far enough. 🙂

  31. BookLady

    My favorite read this year has been A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    • jlmbewe

      Thanks for stopping by and participating BookLady! A Discover of Witches sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Katie Amanda

    I liked The Eternity Cure. Thanks!

    • jlmbewe

      Hi Katie, thanks for participating! The Eternity Cure sound interesting. Will have to check out book one first. Thanks for sharing!

  33. tinakohrman

    So far my favorite read would have to be The Innocents. Thank you for the amazing giveaway and I love your blog!

    • jlmbewe

      Thank you! I’ve looked up The Innocents on Amazon, but there were several different books, which one are you referring to? Thanks for stopping by and participating!

  34. Satchmo

    Mine was The Rook by Daniel O’Malley 🙂

    • jlmbewe

      Hello Satchmo, thanks for commenting! The Rook sounds intense, I will have to check it out some more! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

  35. Jay Riv (@jljaina)

    Into the Night by Jade fowler is the favorite so far this year

    • jlmbewe

      Thanks for stopping by Jay! Into the Night sounds cool. Such an interesting premise! Thanks for sharing!

  36. Daniel M

    haven’t had much time to read so don’t have a fav yet

    • jlmbewe

      Hi Daniel, thanks for commenting and participating in the blog hop! Hopefully you will find some time to read soon.

  37. Susan Smith

    A Stolen Life Jaycee Duggard

    • jlmbewe

      Hello Susan, thanks for participating in the blog hop! A Stolen Life would be an incredible read. Thanks for sharing!

  38. sherry1969

    I really haven’t had a favorite book yet. I’ve not read as much as I usually do.

  39. sherry1969

    I haven’t had a lot of time to read this year and I don’t have a favorite book yet.

    • jlmbewe

      Hello Sherry! Thanks for commenting and participating in the blog hop. I hope you find some time to read this summer!

  40. Stephanie

    That’s tough, I’ve read some really good ones so far this year. I’d say either Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor or Ever After by Kim Harrison

    • jlmbewe

      Hi Stephanie! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I have heard so much about Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I will have to check it out. And Ever After sounds interesting, but the author’s 11th book in the series, that’s awesome. Would have to start with the first one. Thanks for participating!

  41. Brooke Bumgardner

    Hardest question ever I think! I just finished Murder at Castle Rock and enjoyed it.

    • jlmbewe

      🙂 Hi Brooke! Thanks for stopping by! I love murder mysteries and have been looking for some good ones. I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

  42. Helen May

    I found blogs this year and have been getting a lot of books… “clockwork blue” and “thirteenth” which were both really good. I’ve been reading a lot………and having a blast! Thanks!

    • jlmbewe

      Hi Helen, thanks for commenting! I love how blogs have opened up a whole new world of interaction with people. It has been fun! Clockwork Blue sounds like a fun story. There were a few Thirteenth novels, so I wasn’t sure which one you were referring to. Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop.

  43. lkish77123

    Me Before You. That was an easy question to answer.

    • jlmbewe

      Hi Ikish, thanks for participating! That book sounds good, and maybe heart wrenching. I’ll have to look into it more. Thanks for sharing!

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