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Grateful Give Away

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

 I was blessed to be invited to a book club meeting of the River Hills Christian Church in Loveland, Ohio on October 29th this year. And even prior to the meeting this fantastic group of women  dropped by to visit and support me at Books by the Banks in September. And they were there among others and even a few gals from my Thursday night Bible study.

Book club members from River Hills Christian Church in Loveland, Ohio drop by to visit at Books by the Banks. Left to Right: Suzanne Mohr, Terri Weeks, Joni Baker, Terry Kirkland, Me, and Dee Bailey.

This is the very first book club event I've attended in person where a novel I'd written was being discussed. We had a great time talking about the characters in, Secrets of the Heart. It's one thing to know that people are reading your book, it's another thing altogether to sit down with readers and hear them discuss the book you've written. This particular group will always hold special memories for me. I not only gained readers but I gained friends, and prayer warriors, and will always be thankful for them.

Because it's Thanksgiving season I encourage you to reach out to someone who needs a bit of encouragement this special week. Authors, thank a reader. Readers, thank someone who has written something, published or not that was meaningful to you. Read a favorite poem or tell a story on Thanksgiving Day this year. Pick a favorite Psalm about gratitude and study it in the silence of a room where no one will interrupt for a few minutes at least. Thank a Veteran for their service and maybe visit someone who is home bound or in the hospital. Write a letter to someone. Not an e-mail but a real letter.

In honor of Thanksgiving I'm giving away three autographed copies of Chameleon. If you would like a chance to win a copy just leave a comment telling me what you're thankful for this season, or a story, a poem, your favorite line of scripture, or how someone has inspired you. Please leave your e-mail address and check back on Sunday, November 25th to see if you've won.  And if you want me to personalize for a special someone for Christmas this year just let me know. You can enter through midnight Saturday, November 24th at midnight Pacific Time. Void where prohibited.

You can read the first chapters of all my books here.

Chameleon by Author Jillian KentChameleon is the story of Lady Victoria Grayson, fondly referred to as Snoop by her physician brother, Lord Ravensmoore. Lady Victoria journeys to London for the first time in her adult life after battling a chronic childhood illness that kept her home bound for years. She is embroiled in a hornet's nest of intrigue when her brother is called upon to treat a Member of Parliament after a brutal attack.

The Prince Regent has called Jonathon Denning, Lord Witt, from his home in the country to investigate Ravensmoore's activities. The Regent isn't so sure he wants one of his lords working a trade and expects to put an end to what he considers eccentric behavior. Jaded by his profession as a spy, Witt understands that some people are not what they pretend to be. When he meets Victoria his cynical nature is challenged along with his doubts about God. Together they must confront their pasts in order to solve a mystery that could devastate their future.



  1. Too bad I am such a slow blog reader! I'm late to the party. :(

  2. Hey Elizabeth,
    You weren't the only one that was late to the party. I think this year I learned that it's not wise to post a give away during Thanksgiving. :) But take heart. I always do a giveaway in January during my birthday. And this year my third book in the Ravensmoore Chronicles releases on Jan. 8th and my b-day is the eleventh. I'm hoping to give away several books. Keep in touch, some other good stuff might be happening too. :)