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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stuff Your Stockings! Blog Hop! Dec. 16-18

WINNERS OF YOUR CHOICE OF BOOKS ARE:
MIKI, KATY, MICHELLE, MEGAN, PATTY B., CONNIE, ASHLEY (HOTMAIL), ELIZABETH, LIZ,  MICHELLE (CHARTER) - YOU SHOULD ALL HAVE RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM ME.


I DECIDED TO AWARD FIVE MORE PEOPLE PDF'S OF "CHAMPAGNE FOR CHRISTMAS". THOSE FIVE WINNERS ARE: LISA KENDALL, JENNIFER (YAHOO), HELEN, LINDA HENDERSON, MELISSA (MUFIBER)

MY THANKS TO ALL, WE CONTRIBUTE $76 TO OPERATION GRATITUDE!!!!!!!!!! WAY TO GO!!







The Elves are fashioning new romance books to delight you next year. But take a look at the ones we have now so you can pick your prize! For those who don't know my books, here are a few lines others have said. 

 NOW AND FOREVER 1, A LOVE STORY 
"Joachim brings in the romance we all know and love. A romance where love conquers all and can withstand just about anything. I loved Mac and Callie’s story about their hardship and their courage to continue. I loved the interaction between Callie and Mac’s son. From start to finish you are rooting for these characters and don’t want to put the book down. Joachim always writes great stories of love and passion. Stories like these teach us that love is stronger than anything else. Those who love contemporary romance will love this book!" The Pen & Muse


NOW AND FOREVER 2, THE BOOK OF DANNY
Now and Forever 2 The book of "Danny wowed me. Jean Joachim is a sophisticated, witty author who has a way of letting her readers feel a vested interest in the romantic outcome. Each character has depth and personalities that suck the reader right in. The male pov impressed me. Jean really got into the male brain and each of Danny's thoughts, actions and emotions were realistic and fascinating. I love a book that takes me out of my life for a while and this one did. I loved all the emotion- I laughed and cried. To me that's a mark of great writing."  Kathleen Ball
 
 SUNNY DAYS, MOONLIT NIGHTS 
"I absolutely suggest these books to every woman who is a romantic at heart and loves a good story to curl up with at night. Also the edge this book has to it is gut gripping I caught myself holding my breath more than once just waiting to see what would happen, how far can one person go to trap a love that is no longer his and how much can one woman take before she is pushed to far to keep running and submits? want to know then grab your copies today and fall in love with the story like I have. 5 out of 5 stars for Sunny Days & Moonlit Nights by Jean Joachim."  Anne Wallace 

 $1.00 per comment with email addy will be donated to Operation Gratitude (http://www.operationgratitude.com/) to pay for shipping care packages to our troops. 
 APRIL'S KISS IN THE MOONLIGHT
"I stayed up past my usual bedtime to finish April’s Kiss. Romance isn’t my usual genre, but this was a very engaging story, and I found myself wanting to find out what was going to happen. So I just kept reading…and was rewarded with a happy ending! I am anxiously awaiting the sequel."  Lydia

THE MARRIAGE LIST
"The Marriage List is one of those romance novels that makes you smile with that glowing, all is right with the world, feeling. I have to admit I instantly fell in love with Grey. He is a man on a romantic mission and I applauded him every step of the way. Carrie is a strong yet vulnerable woman that I related with. The romantic tension makes this novel a page turner- congrats on a wonderful novel!!"  K. Ball

CHAMPAGNE FOR CHRISTMAS
Review:
"Joachim knows how to wrap a reader into a story line. The connection between Nina and Clint is done flawlessly, from the beginning with the Mint chip ice cream to the way Nina connects with Clint's son, Cory, I applaud this novel at every turn. I have to admit I was expecting a May-December (summer) romance and almost had that...but Joachim's twist of unconditional love prevails.
  The way Joachim honed in on the little idiosyncrasies, adding Norman Fallon (Nina's ex-lover) with a spin of jealousy on Clint's behalf to having Clint disappear from Nina's life for a short time, bestowed a fabulous change of events making me think, “Oh no, this can't be happening.”
This holiday novel is highly recommended for believers of romance and true love triumphing over all other issues in life. Praise to Joachim for making an enchanting read as well as giving me hope for genuine love and chance meetings." Dawne

Don't forget your email addy when you leave a comment! It's possible that EVERYONE will win. I'll ask Santa. Check back on Sunday to see what he said. I'll post his decision then!

For more info about my books and buy links, go to my website.


$1.00 per comment with email addy will be donated to Operation Gratitude (http://www.operationgratitude.com/) to pay for shipping care packages to our troops.I made the FIRST donation of $31.00 last night for the first 31 comments. This morning I put through another donation of $30, we're up to $61! I put all the first names of all the people who commented in the "from" part of the donation. Read the replie I got below. Keep those comments coming and I will make a third donation tonight!!

Thank you for stopping by! May you and your family have a holiday filled with happiness, love and laughter.
          Hugs from, Jean



Dear Jean Joachim,

On behalf of OPERATION GRATITUDE and the United States Military members who receive our care packages, I thank you for your generosity.

Your donation of $31.00 enables us to send over 100,000 ‘chock full’ Care Packages this year to the brave men and women deployed overseas, their children waiting at home and the Wounded Warriors recuperating stateside. The care packages contain snacks, toiletries, entertainment items and letters from ­caring students and adults.  Receipt of such demonstrations of love and concern from the homeland offers our troops a much-deserved respite from the hardships of service, and is always greeted with enthusiasm and great appreciation.

As one Private First Class wrote:
"I cannot express to you how great it feels to come home after a long day of running missions to find a care package full of love sitting on your bunk. You are exhausted from wearing 50 plus pounds of armor for hours on end, then you open the package, see all that love, and are rejuvenated and ready to face the world again. It may sound small but it really does help enormously. Our location doesn’t have a real PX so we rely on the support of people at Operation Gratitude for the items we need--not to mention the morale boosting items such as cookies or candy. You all are the true heroes. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

Every $15 donated sends another care package: You may be able to double or even triple your donation! Many companies have matching gift programs, which mean they'll match your donation, or maybe even double or triple it! Please check with your Human Resources/Personnel office to learn if your donation is eligible for a matching donation.

In an attempt to maximize funds for postage for the care packages, we have sent this email acknowledgment, a printed copy of which may be used as a receipt for tax purposes. Please let me know if you need a formal hard copy letter to be sent through the regular mail as well.

Operation Gratitude has been granted non-profit status under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Your contribution to this organization is fully deductible for federal income tax purposes as no goods or services were received in exchange. The Operation Gratitude Tax ID number is 20-0103575.

Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and wonderful patriotic spirit--every dollar we receive truly makes a difference to our mission of putting smiles on service members' faces. The brave members of the U.S. Military who receive your generosity will remember your kindness forever. And I will always be appreciative of your support and encouragement for OPERATION GRATITUDE.
Fondly,

Carolyn Blashek, President


Operation Gratitude
Dear Jean Joachim,

On behalf of OPERATION GRATITUDE and the United States Military members who receive our care packages, I thank you for your generosity.

Your donation of $30.00 enables us to send over 100,000 ‘chock full’ Care Packages this year to the brave men and women deployed overseas, their children waiting at home and the Wounded Warriors recuperating stateside. The care packages contain snacks, toiletries, entertainment items and letters from ­caring students and adults.  Receipt of such demonstrations of love and concern from the homeland offers our troops a much-deserved respite from the hardships of service, and is always greeted with enthusiasm and great appreciation.



76 comments:

Eva's Flowers said...

That's very awesome of you, the donation you are doing! I have a local tea place I visit every few weeks and I make tea bag donations for the troops, I figure not everyone drinks coffee, so I donate tea :) Thanks for being part of the Hop and for the giveaways too!

Eva
evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

miki said...

Thanks you for this generous giveaway.
I hope your giveaway is international too.
The christmas list seems so great i really would like to read it

thanks you

all the best

isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

Xandra James said...

Very generous giveaway and I love the idea of the donations.

merry christmas :)

Jean said...

Yes the giveaway is international. I'm giving away ebooks, so it applies to everyone. Thanks for stopping by!

Kristina said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway and it is awesome that you are donating for every comment!

kristinaparmenter51(at)gmail(dot)com

TheDaydreamer3 said...

Count me in !


Happy Holidays :)

rallu.93 (at)gmail (dot) com

katy-b-mckee said...

Looks like you have some very interesting books. kbmckee at mail dot com

Linda Henderson said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway and the wonderful support of our military. I hope you and yours have a joyous and safe holiday season.

GFC as seriousreader

seriousreader at live dot com

Lisa said...

It is awesome that you're making donations to the military. Love your books. So glad ypu're part of the blog hop.

Lisa
Wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

mommy0306 said...

thats awesome that you're donating to the military. thank you for being part of the hop and have a wonderful holiday season. :)

Terri M
oklahomamommy0306@gmail.com

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Lovely hop contest. Enjoy your holiday!

Kellie Kamryn said...

What a great contest! All of your books sound great :) All the best!

kjkamryn@gmail.com

Michelle Bledsoe said...

Thank you for donating to a worthy cause. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Linda Andrews said...

You're books are like looking at all the candy in a candy store. I don't know which one to pick! Thank you for your generosity in the drawing and toward our men and women overseas!

linda(at)lindaandrews(dot)net

Em said...

Wonderful giveaway, they all look like fantastic giffts..

emily.heisler @ gmail.com

VampedChik said...

Thanks so much for the contest!
Amber
goodblinknpark@yahoo.com

Kathryn Merkel said...

Hey Jean,

I'm just commenting to add to the Operation Gratitude donation. I've already got all your books.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

Kerry said...

wow, what a terrific gesture! Awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

Jennifer Mathis said...

what a great cause

meandi09@yahoo.com

Jennifer Labelle said...

What a great cause. I'd love to be entered to win.

Happy Holidays, Jean!

1jenniferlabelle(at)gmail(dot)com

Fairday Morrow said...

Great contest! Found you through I love books! A wonderful way to give back- please enter me in the contest! ~ Jess
http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com

Fairday Morrow said...

Whoops! Forgot my email address-
haightjess@gmail.com

~ Jess Haight
(I always show up as my main character, Fairday Morrow- haven't quite figured out how to fix that yet : )

Kharisma Rhayne said...

What an awesome idea ♥ You should have mentioned this -- I bet there are a lot of us (including myself) that would have joined you with comment donations :D

Anyway, Happy Holidays ♥

KharismaRhayne@gmail.com

Amanda W. said...

While I love having the chance to win a great book, I love even more feeling as though in some small way I am helping our troops to have a good Christmas! Thank you for that!

iarvd@yahoo.com

Mike Woody said...

You're doing a great thing, and I highly commend you for that.

Helen said...

what a great cause and an awesome giveaway too
helldog3 at aol.com

Debby said...

What a wonderful thing to do!
debby236 at gmail dot com

nayjf said...

Thanks you so much for the giveaway. And your very generous donation!


nayjf at yahoo dot com

My choice is the marriage list

Sophia Rose said...

I have your 'Danny's Story' and it is marvelous. I love that there is this generous giveaway and I have a soft spot for those who are serving/served in the military so I think your donation is wonderful.

Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

sophiarose1816@gmail.com

Lindsay said...

Bless you Jean.
lindsayATlindsaydownsDOTcom

Velvet Rose said...

Jean, this giveaway is a great idea, I especially like how you are using it to give back to those who deserve it! Hope you have a very successful contest!

geschumann said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

geschumann at live dot com

angel said...

Love that comments equal a donation. Glad to add my comment to help those in the military.

angel.graham.1 (at) gmail.com

Julianne said...

It's very generous of you to contribute. Thank you!!
Merry Christmas.
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

Megan said...

What a great Christmas present to the soldiers! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

megy_pooh@yahoo.com

Cathy M said...

such a great cause, thank you for you efforts

gfc
caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Mrs. Sherman said...

Wow! That is very generous of you to not only offer this amazing giveaway with lots of winners but to also prepare and donate a care package! Thanks for being awesome!

momsbookshelfandmore@yahoo.com

Kathleen Ball said...

Great heart felt idea!! If I win I would like your next book free- I've read all the others!!

kittykelly28 said...

That is great to see!! I grew up right beside an Air Force base so I have seen so many friends and family spend the holidays away from their loved ones. I love this idea and I think I may go visit the organization myself to see what I can do.

You are a new author to me but I'm looking forward to checking out your work even more now!!

KittyKelly
kittykelly28 @ hotmail.com

Jean said...

Wow! You all amazing and delight me. Your outpouring of support for this idea is heartwarming. Thank you all. I'm so delighted to be able to share this donation with you all. Keep going! I still have funds allocated for this donation!!

Anonymous said...

Patty B.
pboutin8@gmail.com
Thanx so much for this great sweepstakes

Melissa said...

Wonderful contest!!!! I love blog hops! This is a great way for me to find some new authors that I probably would have otherwise!! I would love to be entered!!! Thanks!


melissalamb@musfiber.com

latishajean said...

What a great blog hop thank you so much very kind of you to do!
Happy Holidays!
tishajean@ charter.net

Bookwyrm369 said...

What a great way to give back to our troops - thank you!

smaccall AT comcast.net

Robin Blankenship said...

That is amazing about the donation. THanks for the giveaway


robinblankenship at gmail dot com

Kim S. said...

What can a person say? Except how can I not participate?

Happy Holidays to all!!


thewildtwo {@} sbcglobal {DOT} net

Connie said...

What a wonderful way to give back to our troops - thank you for doing this! Happy Holidays
scoobeee3 at gmail.com

shadow_kohler said...

Thats awesome of you! To donate...your so sweet! And your giving us a gift too. Thank you! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

lisagkendall said...

Thank you for participating in the blog hop and for being so generous with your donations to Operation Gratitude. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jaime Leach said...

I am so excited that you donate! Also another perk of the great authors out there!!


Jleach53@my.stlcc.edu

Stacey Jo Siferd said...

You're amazing! Just thought you should know <3

Stacey Siferd
bakinstuff@yahoo.com

EdgesAngel22 said...

How awesome!! Its just so beyond awesome of you to donate!!
Ashley A
ash_app@hotmail.com

Kaye Manro said...

This is so awesome! What a great idea for a donation. You rock!

JoAnna said...

That is very generous! Thanks for the giveaway and for supporting the troops!
beckerjo at verizon dot net

kswederski said...

Thanks for your giveaway. What a nice thing to do.

kayswederski@yahoo.com

Cathy G. said...

Your blog site is gorgeous! Lovely vintage cards and reviews.
Thank you for helping bring holiday cheer to the men and women of the armed services and their families back home. I enjoyed the blog hop tour.
Happy Holidays!
Catherine Greenfeder

BookAttict said...

Happy Holidays & thanks for the giveaway! Thanks most of all for your support of Operation Gratitude!

elizabeth@bookattict.com

Desi Moon said...

I am absolutely loving this hop, discovering new authors :-) and what a great way to give back!!!

Happy Holidays to you!!!

~Desi

Liz said...

Operation Gratitude made me cry how awesome
lzz25 at yahoo dot com
sunny days moonlit nihts

PaParanormalFan said...

Hello Jean,

That is truly amazing what you are doing for every post on your site in this Blog Hop, that is the true meaning of Christmas. Such a Wonderful gesture to have a donation go toward a care package for someone in the Military through OPERATION GRATITUDE. I'm honored to be able to enter you Contest.
Take Care & Have a Blessed Holiday,
Renee' S.
paranormalromancefan@yahoo.com

Tamsyn said...

Thank you for your generousity. Simply awesome! And thank you for making it international.
Happy Holidays!
Tamsyn
tamsyn5@yahoo.com

Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy said...

Jean, I salute your generosity toward our troops. As the daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, aunt, cousin, and friend of many military folks, it's a wonderful thing to do for the holidays! - Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

Seleste deLaney/Julie Particka said...

What a great cause! :)

Marie Lisk said...

Can't wait for the new book...Thanks also for the great giveaway. Marie Lisk melisk1966@yahoo.com

Malvina Beatrice said...

Thanks for the giveaway & Have a warm Christmas.

darkenf(at)rocketmail(dot)com

wanda f said...

That is so amazing of you .Thank you for the chance to win

flanagan@mebtel.net

Andrea said...

Thanks for the donations.

ainfinger@comcastDOTnet

Ashlyn Chase said...

That's very sweet of you to donate shipping money to the troops. Your books sound awesome too!

ash@ashlynchase.com

Karenna Colcroft said...

What an awesome thing to do, donating that money.

The stories sound great!

mcv said...

Wonderful to help out our troops.
Thanks for the giveaway.

mcv111@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'd love one of your books. Been holding out for Sunny Days, Moonlit Nights.

Thanks,
Michelle

cablegoblue [at] charter [dot] net

ruthhill74 said...

This is great! I just happened to find this blog hop. I got in on the tail end.
Thanks!
ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

MamaElk said...

Bless you!

What a wonderful thing you are doing.
Thank you participating in this.
Happy Holidays!
Sonia
mamaelk1113 at gmail dot com
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GFC Mamaelk
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Criss said...

Your a true good Samaritan. I congratulate on feel the reason for the season. I love your site very vintage. Happy Holidays!

rshereifa(at)yahoo.com

tammy ramey said...

hi Jean,
thank you so much for the chance at such a great giveaway. i hope you and your family have a very
Happy Holiday Season.

trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

Teresa K. said...

Wow,

I love how your donating a dollar towards the military. I'm a military brat and I really appreciate what your doing. God Bless you! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


Teresa K.
tcwgrlup41(at)yahoo.com