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A reconfigured office and a giveaway

March 27, 2015


So I’ve been spoiled this week. I treated myself to a walking treadmill for my standing desk, then Michael decided that he was going to repaint my office along with reconfiguring my desks.

We just threw the office together when we moved here in September to get it as function as possible as quickly as possible so I could get Oracle 1 published.

Now when I complain about my ‘writing cave’ I will actually be joking.

New paint, new treadmill, and new reconfiguration.

New paint, new treadmill, and new reconfiguration.

The paint colour is the ever classy ‘cloud white.’ I still need to hide all the wires, but I spent two hours on the treadmill today and actually hand wrote 2k of Dowser 5 this afternoon while walking! And, not to worry, I have another regular desk underneath the window on the opposite wall for when my feet get tired. 🙂

While we were pulling everything out of the office I unearthed a box of misprinted paperbacks.


Remember these?

And, since I’m a fan of decluttering, I thought I should give some of these ‘rarities’ away.

To that end, for the next five Fridays, there will be a giveaway here on the blog. I’ll start with two full sets of Dowser 1 – 3 and Oracle 1, then three Dowser 1s, then three Oracle 1s, and finally one lone Dowser 3.

The covers of the paperbacks are all oddly tinted to various degrees with pink and red. And, in a few, the top and bottom margins shift down or up around the halfway point.

I’ll autograph and label the books as misprints. I might even throw in an I See Me postcard and some butterfly tattoos.

Shall we begin?

Would you like to own this set of misprinted, but still pretty, paperbacks?

Misprinted paperbacks

You would?

Then #1. Comment on this blog post with your favourite quote from any of the books.

And #2. Tell me why it’s your favourite quote.

Remembering #3. To include your email address in the comment form so I can contact you.

OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. Giveaway closes 9 a.m. PDT Saturday, March 28, 2015. Each entry will be assigned a number, and the winner will be selected by random number generator.

May the random number generator be in your favour!

52 Comments leave one →
  1. Michelle Hoak permalink
    March 27, 2015 8:32 AM

    I laughed and took another bite, closing my eyes to savor this one. “It’s like you and Kett had babies,” I said, my mouth full of insanely good goodness that tasted almost exactly like Kandy’s and Kett’s magic combined … except sweeter. “That’s disgusting,” Kandy sneered. Then she lifted her plate and licked it clean … literally. Kett threw his head back and started to laugh

    Ok so my favorite line is more of a paragraph but I love this so much I re-read the first 3 books over and over just so I can get to this moment

    • March 27, 2015 9:07 AM

      Entry #1!! I love that part as well. It’s the beginning of Jade claiming her place, which will continue through Dowser 6.

  2. angie bartley permalink
    March 27, 2015 8:36 AM

    “Jade is the new black,” I said. “You should see my toes.” It just shows Jade’s attitude about life so well. It shows her personality and how she doesn’t let things get her down.

  3. Diana Chambers permalink
    March 27, 2015 9:25 AM

    “You haven’t danced properly with me,” is my favorite quote from Dowser #1, because it makes ME want to dance with Desmond!

  4. Cori fisher permalink
    March 27, 2015 9:34 AM

    “Gran is texting?” The world was indeed coming to an end.

    I know that seems an odd choice but reminded me of my family 🙂

  5. March 27, 2015 9:51 AM

    Hope I don’t mess up the quote it’s been a week since I read all 4 books, but it was along the lines of I Can walk away from Sexy shifters but chocolate had me at its beck and call.

    I can understand the call of chocolate. Lol its my all time favorite. Any kind of chocolate is a downfall for me… except dark chocolate.

    • March 27, 2015 9:55 AM

      Entry #5 – love that! Jade knows herself well … Well, the chocolate parts at least.

  6. Johnni permalink
    March 27, 2015 9:55 AM

    #Well, if that wasn’t the kettle talking smack about the pot, I don’t know what was”. Dowser Book 1. Very hard to choose just one quote, but this one had me cracking up. I have even used this phrase.

  7. Caitlin permalink
    March 27, 2015 10:06 AM

    “everyone likes it when Jade dances,” Kett said from the shadows to my left.
    “Is it like when she fights?” Drake asked, “because that’s pretty cool.”
    “Hush, youngling,” Kandy said. “The elders are being inappropriate.”

    I love this interlude because it shows how they really, truly care about one another in a friendly banter sort of way.

    • March 27, 2015 11:14 AM

      Entry #7 – yes! but then I adore just about every scene Drake is in. He is great for dynamics.

  8. Angela Firuccia permalink
    March 27, 2015 10:10 AM

    “I can feel the chocolate coursing through my system.” That’s a good one… or anything chocolate related… I love chocolate as much as Jade does.

    • March 27, 2015 11:15 AM

      Entry #8 – I can feel chocolate coursing through my system! Oh, wait that’s a Jade quote, not me 😛 LOL

  9. Alee Nav permalink
    March 27, 2015 10:11 AM

    Dowser 4

    “I’ve got this thing for kissing inappropriate men in inappropriate situations…and place. You game?”

    “I don’t like games of chance. I like to know I’ll be keeping the spoils.”

    “I can’t figure out if that’s a yes or a no.”

    It’s one of my favorites because it’s reminds me of me when I was in my twenties.

  10. March 27, 2015 10:54 AM

    “Gran is texting?” Is also my favorite. I’ve used it before myself. The look I get back is priceless. Your humor in the books are fantastic.

    • March 27, 2015 11:18 AM

      Entry #10 – I really like how Gran is rounding out, rising to the challenge of the new and improved Jade. I only get to share bits of Gran, but I like even little bits. You get to see more of her in Dowser 5!!

  11. Wendy Novak permalink
    March 27, 2015 12:00 PM

    “No cupcakes for you,” Kandy hissed over my bowed head. Audrey spun on a high heel and stompled from the room. I laughed out loud at this….nothing like a little sarcastic dig to get under someone’s skin who is annoying. 🙂

  12. Amanda Zylius permalink
    March 27, 2015 12:51 PM

    Hudson talking about being big on firsts… And lasts. I fell in love with Hudson at that moment. It felt like a piece of my soul was ripped out when he died.

    • March 27, 2015 1:02 PM

      Entry #12 – ah, Hudson. I’m still sad about Hudson. I freaking love, love that scene.

      • Heather Lewis permalink
        March 27, 2015 2:07 PM

        Not trying to be an ass, but you have two entry #11’s. Just wanted to make sure you caught that 🙂

      • March 27, 2015 2:08 PM

        Thanks babe! I’ll correct that now 🙂

      • Heather Lewis permalink
        March 27, 2015 11:20 PM

        Youre welcome! Now watch, your random number generator will pick #13 because it’s what my comment would have been if I didn’t point it out! :sigh: lol

  13. March 27, 2015 1:22 PM

    I made the noise of a buzzer. “Sorry, wrong answer. Try another door.”
    Scared, mad, betrayed by her sister and she can still come up with a snarkey reply

  14. Heather Lewis permalink
    March 27, 2015 2:05 PM

    Just one? Dang it… I love all her sarcasm and attitude. One of my favorites is from Dowser 2 and it’s because I feel exactly the same way:

    “Fennel, ugh. Everyone is constantly cooking with fennel now, and I can’t stand the taste.”

    And in Dowser 1 when Jade & Kett are headed to the morgue:

    Great. I totally wanted to be in the tight confines of an elevator as we traveled beneath the earth… to a morgue. Damn – internal sarcasm usually settled me… but not this time.

    So many great quotes. It’s hard to pick one!

    • March 27, 2015 2:08 PM

      Entry #14 – hee, hee. If you don’t win this bundle, Heather, you will get four more chances to share. 😀

      • Heather Lewis permalink
        March 27, 2015 11:18 PM

        Awesome! I have all my favorites highlighted in my nook so they’re easy to find 😉

  15. Donna G permalink
    March 27, 2015 3:15 PM

    “Don’t run. Only prey runs.” While I love all the books, this quote is my favorite because it’s such a funny reminder that the shifters will have instinctual reactions to most situations.

  16. Susan Sander permalink
    March 27, 2015 5:55 PM

    He dropped his grin, suddenly serious and sexier for it. “I’m big on firsts.” I raised my chin. “What about lasts?” “Those too.” He whispered quietly enough that the words were nearly lost in the din of the street. I just had to smile at his utter sincerity. “One juice,” I said, “but only because I don’t want to go back to work.” “I would never have you do anything you didn’t want to do. One first juice, then. But not our last.” “One juice does not imply commitment to more.” “Ah, but you’re the one who already wouldn’t agree to firsts without lasts,” he said. Ever so lightly, he touched the small of my back to direct me up the street toward Whole Foods. “And by lasts, you meant forever, didn’t you? Wolves, you will find, understand all about forevers.”

  17. March 27, 2015 8:11 PM

    I think one of my favorite quotes is in book 3, the end of chapter 8, when Kett says “But I would for you, Jade”. I guess with that statement I just feel like it confirms that he loves her, but knows he will never have her.

    • March 27, 2015 8:26 PM

      Entry #17 – I have so much I want to say to this … But I just can’t weigh in … the books are my opinion already, I guess. But this scene breaks my heart a little.

  18. Megan Wintler permalink
    March 27, 2015 10:09 PM

    “All right, dowser?” Desmond asked. “We’ll move with you.” Move with you. My mind exploded with the possibilities. Oh, sweet Jesus. My unintentional abstinence was really not helping —

    I can’t help but enjoy this one just because there are always times you get into a situation and no matter what you do to change the subject it doesn’t help your thoughts especially when having to be pinned between two people like Kett and Desmond.

  19. March 27, 2015 10:34 PM

    “I lifted my chin, allowing myself a tiny bit of defiance. And with that chioce, that gesture, the dragon magic settled around me to a bearable level.”

    I love that moment because you can see that Jade is growing into her abilities and realizing just how powerful she truly is. The evolution of her mentality is occurring right before the reader’s very eyes.

  20. March 28, 2015 2:47 AM

    I didn’t take a quote from one of your books, but from all of them.

    “For Michael
    I was blind until I saw you”.

    For some reason your dedication always hits my heart and my eyes seem to linger on it. I believe you have my email. 💕

  21. Stephanie Rainwater permalink
    March 28, 2015 10:57 AM

    This one spoke to me – even though I don’t have a sister. I could feel her heart breaking here.

    The tone of Sienna’s voice reminded me so much of fighting with her in our youth. My heart pinched right in the place that constantly – no matter how much chocolate I consumed or how many shapeshifters I kissed – ached for my sister.

    • March 28, 2015 11:07 AM

      Ack, Stephanie – this giveaway is closed and I’ve emailed the winner. BUT I’ll have the same set of paperbacks to give away next Friday as well, so please comment again. I’m not sure everyone understands what it is like to love someone who hurts you terribly (over and over again), and to continue loving them even though you know rationally you shouldn’t. That’s Jade and Sienna. Sigh.

      • Stephanie Rainwater permalink
        March 28, 2015 11:24 AM

        Oh well…I should know to read the small print. 😋 Still got to show you how much that relationship impacts your readers. 🙂

      • March 28, 2015 11:47 AM

        Yes, thank you! <3

  22. Ashley Flores-Whitaker permalink
    March 28, 2015 1:35 PM

    “I’ve got this thing for kissing inappropriate men in inappropriate situations … and places. You game?”
    Book #4

    I have so many favorite quotes! But this caught my attention because jade is awesome and spontaneous and something I would say lol

    • March 28, 2015 4:10 PM

      Love that too, Ashley! This giveaway closed this morning and the winner has already been selected but I’m running giveaways every Friday for the next four Fridays so you’ll get another chance. 😀

  23. Antonia permalink
    March 28, 2015 2:18 PM

    Just completed the book today. Favorite quote so far because of my love for soft romances is “Warner looked up at that, surprised.No he said. You did.” That cinched it for me on their relationship of Warner and Jade

    • March 28, 2015 4:11 PM

      Yes!! Unfortunately, this giveaway closed this morning and the winner has already been selected but I’m running giveaways every Friday for the next four Fridays so you’ll get another chance!! 😊

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