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Thanksgiving Mega Giveaway!

So I decided to join and participate in the Thanksgiving Mega Giveaway which was put together by Janiera Eldridge. Here is the information that myself and all the bloggers and authors are posting regarding this huge event!
~Jaclyn~

 

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Mega Giveaway!! This giveaway was put together solely as a way to say thank goodness for books and to celebrate them!
It was also put together to give back to readers and try to give as many people as possible some reading
material for the holidays! There tons of ways to enter so everyone has a good chance of winning
something. :)
A huge thank you to the authors who donated their awesome

books  & swag and to the bloggers who also hosted and donated material!

  • paperback and swag will be mailed to the U.S. ONLY
  • e-book copies are international
  •  You get to pick your prize IF you’re one of the winners of the contest!! BUT will only have 24 hours to pick and email in your choice or another winner will be chosen.
Good luck to everyone and enjoy the holidays!

Click on the link below to enter using the very easy Rafflecopter widget below!

Click HERE to go to the Rafflecopter Entry From

My Life Monday: Big Scare

I know it has been a couple weeks since I posted a My Life Monday article as I am recovering emotionally from an infection scare. Several weeks ago when I unwrapped my leg from the full leg length brace, I noticed a spot on top of my knee that had opened up along the incision. I was so terrified that another infection was brewing.

My worst fear was that I would need yet another surgery and possible lose my graft. I have gone through so much to get to where I am I just couldn’t bear the thought that I might have to start over. The PA (physician assistant) at my surgeon’s office said that I should continue on antibiotics preventatively, have lab work done, and that I had to come in weekly until it was healed. He also wasn’t sure it there was another infection starting or what was going on.

On my next visit the following week, the opening was definitely smaller and my lab results were fine. So he didn’t think it was an infection, but time would tell. Amazingly the very next day when I looked at my knee the wound had shrunk by almost half. And so by the time I saw my ID (infectious disease) doctor it was scabbed over.

Thankfully on my next visit to the surgeon’s office the wound had completely closed and he said that he’d start letting me bend my knee. Although the first increase on the brace is only 20 degrees which is really not a whole lot, but a start. I return again this week and should have my brace adjusted again, this time to 45 degrees. I’ll then continue to have visits every two weeks until after my brace is set at 90 degrees for two weeks and then should be able to finally ditch this brace.

If things continue to progress on schedule from now on I should be out of this necessary, but obnoxious brace right around Thanksgiving. While I feel quite relieved that this scare wasn’t an infection, I can’t help but feel a little bit anxious about my knee still. Even though there isn’t a rejection risk with this graft as there is with most other types of donor grafts, there is still an infection risk.

Eventually though if a biopsy of my kneecap or tendon were done it would show only my cells it’ll take about 5 years for that to be complete. But the longer I go with no problems, the lower the chance for any complications. So while I definitely feel I dodged a bullet this time I have a feeling I will still feel at least a little bit of unease still until a few more months have passed with no complications.

~Jaclyn~

Back to Books Giveaway Blog Hop!

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I’ve decided to partake in another giveaway blog hop! This time I will be giving away the winner’s choice of either a $5 Amazon gift card or one book (up to $5) from The Book Depository! And this time there are well over 200 other awesome bloggers doing the same. That is a LOT of chances to potentially win a prize! All you have to do is fill out the very easy to use Rafflecopter widget located below. I will notify the winner by email and they will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Blog hops are fun all around and if are interested in sponsoring a blog hop prize or other giveaway please go ahead and get in touch with me via the Contact Me form on the right. You can also check out my policies about reviews and giveaways under the Media Kit tab. I’ll also include the massive linky list under the Rafflecopter widget so that you can easily visit more of the bloggers hosting giveaways.
I hope you and your family have a fabulous Labor Day weekend!
~Jaclyn~

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Feed Your Reader Giveaway Hop!

 


Author Elle Strauss has been generous enough to sponsor this giveaway which means one lucky fan will win ALL three books in the Clockwise series! I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to read and review all three of these books. If you are interested in reading my reviews you can find by clicking HERE for my review on Clockwise, HERE for my review on ClockwiseR, and HERE for my review on Like Clockwork. All you have to do is fill out the easy to use Rafflecopter entry form below. And don’t forget to visit the over 100 other blogs participating in this event co-hosted by I’m a Reader, Not a Writer and Books: A True Story.

~Jaclyn~

*Disclaimer: I received a copy of each of these books from the author or book tour company for the purpose of writing an honest reviewing. Please see my disclaimer policy for more information.

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Book Blitz & Feature! The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing by Mayra Calvani and Anne K. Edwards

Book Blitz & Feature! The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing by Mayra Calvani and Anne K. Edwards
*TODAY ONLY you can purchase a copy for $2.99 instead of $5.99!*
**Review coming soon!!**

Description:

Are you passionate about books? Do you have the desire to share your thoughts about a book with readers, yet are unsure about what makes a good review? Are you curious about the influence reviews have on readers, booksellers, and librarians?

If you’re an experienced reviewer, The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing will serve as an excellent reference tool and amalgam of resources. If you’re a beginner, this book will show you how to write a well-written, honest, objective and professional book review. It will also teach you:

• How to read critically

• How to differentiate the various types of reviews

• How to rate books

• How to prevent amateurish mistakes

• How to deal with the ethics and legalities of reviewing

• How to tell the difference between a review, a book report, and a critique

• How to start your own review site

• How to publish your reviews on dozens of sites and even make money while you’re at it, and much more

• If you’re an author, publisher, publicist, bookseller, librarian, or reader, this book  will also bring to light the importance and influence of book reviews within a wider spectrum.

And now here is Practical Advise for writing book reviews!

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