Over the weekend, you guys submitted over EIGHTY names for consideration! That’s insanity! How in the world do I pick just five? Well, I didn’t. I couldn’t. It was impossible. There were so many awesome names in there. I could barely narrow it down to just ten. But I did finally manage to do just that. How did I pick them? Well, I went through and picked out names that I generally liked, yes. But I also picked names that went well with the character I’m envisioning and also went well with the character’s surname (Finnegan). So, without further ado…here are the top 1o! (in no particular order)
Now that you know the names, here’s your chance to vote! You have until the end of Wednesday for your vote to count. I’ll announce the winner on the Fourth of July!
It’s FRIDAY y’all! Let’s have a bit of fun!
Clare, my heroine has a brother. He’s not a huge character in the book, BUT I have plans for him later on. Right now, I’m not entirely thrilled with his name. So, I’ve decided to let my wonderful fans pick out a new name for him!
Here’s how this is going to work! You have until Sunday night to submit your favorite guy names. You can submit them via Twitter, Facebook or right here on my website. I’ll review ALL of the, and pick my 5 favorite. On Monday morning, I’ll post those top 5 and we will put them to a vote! Whichever name receives the most votes by the fourth of July is the winner!!
Fun, right?? RIGHT!!
Ok, so get those wheels turning, and start thinking up some sexy names!! Ready, set GOOO!!!!
Yes, that’s right – GIVEAWAYS, as in more than one!
Right now, there are TWO giveaways running on my Facebook page. Here’s the info so you can enter!
Rate My Romance 1,500 LIKES Giveaway!
Rate My Romance Book Blog is celebrating 1500 LIKES on Facebook by holding a MASSIVE Giveaway. Seriously, this thing is HUGE. I am one of over 50 participants. So, make sure you enter! The contest runs through July 12th.
Rate My Romance 1500 LIKES GIVEAWAY (Follow Link for Giveaway!)
J.L. Berg’s 1,000 LIKES GIVEAWAY!
Yesterday, my Facebook page reached 1,000 LIKES! I am still in shock! It’s an amazing feeling, and I can’t wait to share WHEN YOU’RE READY with each and every one of you! To celebrate, I’m giving away 5 ARC’s (Advanced Readers Copies) to 5 lucky winners! These digital copies will be available on or around July 8th, which means the winners get the opportunity to read WHEN YOU’RE READY almost an entire month early!! The link to this giveaway is below! It runs through next Saturday (July 6th). God Luck!
(Follow the link – WordPress doesn’t let me embed Rafflecopter. I know, it’s lame)
While my manuscript is with my editor, I’ve been sitting around basically doing nothing. I’ve brainstormed some ideas for Novel#2, read a couple books…and now I’m generally just going insane!
So I pulled up my manuscript and decided I go through it and find something to share this evening! In doing so, I realized I’ve never actually shared anything um, juicy! SO, for all the smut junkies out there….here’s a bit to hold you over until August 1st! Enjoy! 😉
(As always, this is from my unfinished manuscript, and is subject to change….blah blah..blah. Oh and viewer discretion advised!)
When You’re Ready Teaser #5
“Maddie’s at my Mom’s,” she said, pausing to run a finger down my chest, as her eyes bored into mine.
“All. Night.” She punctuated each word, making her wicked intentions clear.
All gentlemanly thoughts rushed out of my head and were replaced by two words.
My entire body screamed yes as it came to full attention. I pulled her by the arm, dragging us out of the bar as fast as humanly possible. Once outside, I quickly walked us to my car in the parking lot, grateful I had a space toward the back in a low lit area. Bad for thievery. Good for what I have planned.
“Get in the back,” I demanded.
“We’re not going to your place?” she asked, opening the back door and slipping inside.
Joining her, I closed the door, “If I take you home with me Clare, I’m going to fuck you. Repeatedly,” I said, taking a deep breath, “But you’re drunk.”
Clare’s confusion quickly turned to shock, letting out a small gasp hearing my bold words, but it was quickly replaced with something else entirely. Desire. “You wouldn’t be taking advantage of me. I know what I’m doing,” she assured me with a shy smile.
“Oh, I’m not worried about that. I know you want it,” I replied with a wolfish grin, as I ran my hand up her lush thigh.
“I just want you to remember it. All of it. In vivid, technicolor clarity. And that can only be achieved if you’re sober. When you and I come together for the first time, I want you to remember every touch,” I ran my hand up her arm and down her back, causing her to shiver. “Every moan.”
She did just that as I leaned into her body, slowly kissing her neck and tugging on her earlobe with my teeth.
“Every wave of pleasure,” I ran my thumb over her nipple through her shirt, and gently tugged, causing her to gasp.
“So what are we doing in the back of the car?” she whispered breathlessly.
“Making the best of the situation.”
When You’re Ready – Copyright J.L. Berg 2013
Coming July 25th
I apologize, because I am posting this a bit late on the website. I was under a deadline getting edits to my editor, and I’ve been in hiding for the last four days! But my manuscript has been successfully emailed, and I am now free..for a few days at least!
So, here are the deets about my latest GIVEAWAY, in celebration of my Facebook page reaching 800 LIKES! Wow, that’s just crazy. I started that page on April 30th, with three fans – my mom, my BFF and myself. And here we are, still over a month from the release date closing in on a thousand LIKES!
So, as a way of saying THANK YOU, I am giving away AMAZON GIFT CARDS! One of my good friends, and fellow author Jacinda Buchmann has pitched in, so we are able to give $25 to one lucky winner! The deadline is this Saturday so don’t miss out!!
(Link will take you to Rafflecopter to enter. Wordpress is lame and won’t let me embed it!)
I woke up this morning and did the first thing I always do each morning….check my Facebook page (natch). It’s an obsession. Liked over the edge, “is there a pill for that” obsessed.
Anyway…imagine my surprise when I discovered my page had not only reached, but gone OVER 500 “Likes” over night! It was a fabulous way to start the morning. And I hate mornings, so it definitely helped.
I am in awe at the attention When You’re Ready is receiving. I appreciate it more than any of you will know. This week, one of my favorite blogs “TotallyBooked” featured me on their Facebook page, and I was so incredibly humbled by the attention.
Reading has always been my outlet. It’s where I go to escape. Writing was just a natural extension of that. I can’t wait for the chance to share my story with you, and hopefully many more (the wheels are turning on #2).
But in the meantime, here is a little something to keep you sated until August 1st! Oh, and don’t forget about my cover reveal on June 12th – it’s right around the corner! I will post it here, as well as my Facebook page, Twitter, Goodreads…well you get the picture. 😉 <3 J.L.
Yesterday, I posted another teaser when my Facebook page reached 400 LIKES!
As always, this is from my unfinished, unedited (my editor is probably about ready to kill me right now) version of my manuscript, and is subject to change. 🙂
When You’re Ready Teaser #4
The front door I had been staring at opened, startling me.
“You gonna stand out here all day?” Logan asked, leaning against the door frame as he casually threw a kitchen towel over his shoulder.
“Ah, no. Sorry. Scatterbrained.”
“You mean nervous?” he said, motioning to the overnight bag that was slung over my shoulder.
Blushing, I nodded. The overnight bag had been a huge cause of contention between Leah and me. She told me to pack it. I told her it was being presumptuous.
“Presumptuous, Clare?” she said “He invited you over for dinner. After telling you the next time you were alone, he was going to ravage you senseless. I think you’re being a little dense. Pack a bag so you don’t have to brush your teeth with your index finger.”
I gave in and did as I was told. But having never packed an overnight bag, I had no idea what to bring. When I dated Ethan, we were in college and in the same dorm. If I spent the night in his room, I just ran back to my own in the morning for a quick shower, and vice versa. I didn’t know what went in a “spending the night at my boyfriend’s house” bag. Did I pack pajamas? Or was that prudish? Did I bring shampoo, or should I just use his? I settled for the minimum. A change of clothes, a sexy nightie, a bit of makeup and a toothbrush.
“No need for nervousness, Clare. You hold all the cards tonight,” Logan winked as his eyes traveled
the length of my body, making me instantly flush.
“Did I mention you look amazing? Downright fucking beautiful,” he declared.
And every bit of nervousness I had evaporated as his pale blue eyes meet mine.
He could have me. Here. Now. Any way he wanted.
“Dinner, Clare. We have to eat first,” he breathed in my ear.
-When You’re Ready by J.L. Berg – Copyright 2013
Coming July 25th
I posted this to my Facebook page yesterday, and realized I hadn’t posted it to my website! So, for your Friday morning treat…I give you a tiny taste of When You’re Ready. This is one of my favorite lines from the book. It’s from a really special scene between Clare and Logan, and I hope you love it as much as I do.
I’m in a giving mood this evening, so I thought I’d set up another giveaway!
What am I giving away this time? Five, yes FIVE digital copies of “When You’re Ready” to be given out on the date of its publication!
How do you win one of these gems? Click on the Rafflecopter link below, and enter! It’s that easy! The giveaway started today and will go through next Friday. I will pick a winner at midnight (so technically Saturday, but whatever).
So enter early, and enter often…and may the odds be ever in your favor! (hehe)
– <3 J.L.