Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Great Jewelry Giveaway Thursday: Jade Eyes Following Me

Happy Thursday Folks,

The contest portion of this post is now closed, but please feel free to enjoy the rest of it.

Congratulations goes to C.C. for winning Wednesday's drawing! Tea will be sending you the "Diamond & Ruby" Hidden Treasures Necklace.

The week marches on and so does the Write By Bethany Great Jewelry Giveaway author and jewelry pairings.

Thursday (today) features one of my critique partners, Tess St. John. Tess has written a Romantic Suspense called Eyes Of Jade. I've read the first 3 chapters of this novel (as one of her critique partners) and I'm chomping at the bit to read the rest of it. Unforunately, Eyes Of Jade won't be available until later this summer. Edit at 11:16 a.m. Central Time (Eyes Of Jade blurb!):   Sick of acting, Hollywood film and TV star Eve Knight plans to start life over in Houston, Texas. But before she can announce her retirement, repeated attempts are made on her life—in ways mirroring deadly scenes from her action movies. FBI agent Jacob Dane swore off love after his engagement ended in tragedy. He’s been assigned to Eve’s case because of the bizarre attempts on her life. Hiding her away from the world brings the two of them close. Very close. Agreeing to bait a trap for the would-be murderer, Eve puts on the performance of her life while Jake realizes if he fails to keep her safe—he’ll lose his heart. Again.

Tess St. John has a Historical Romance, Second Chances available. It's very well done (I've read it all the way through). Emma Easton married her husband to escape her the fate her father has in store for her--to be sold to the highest bidder as a wife. Harmon Easton offered Emma sanctuary and a caring home. However, old age catches up to Harmon, and Emma finds herself a young widow, with no real protection from her vengeful father. Drake, himself a young widower (after losing his wife in childbirth), was a good friend of Harmon and offers Emma help--however, he doesn't wish to marry again. As their friendship grows, so will a love they didn't expect. However, is that love meant to be? Do they really get a second chance? You can purchase Second Chances on Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook, as well as on Smashwords.

Tess commissioned Kathy of Beadmore Designs to make a bracelet and necklace set. The Eyes Of Jade Bracelet & Earring Set is very striking...check it out:

Eyes Of Jade Bracelet & Earring Set <--Click here to see a better picture
Okay, here's how today's gonna work for you to enter to win the Eyes Of Jade Bracelet & Earring Set:

Either you can:

A.  Comment in the comment section (name and email address is a must). You must also include a sentence using the words "eyes" and "jade" (be creative/use your imagination and have fun with it!)

OR you can...

B.  Email me, but you must use the words "eyes" and "jade" in your email (be creative/use your imagination and have fun with it!)

No anonymous entries. If you wish to remain anonymous send your entry by email.

International Entries:  So far I haven't heard that there's a problem with accepting International entries, so unless I'm told otherwise, International entries are welcome.

I will close the contest at 10:00 p.m. Central Time. At which time, I will draw the winner. The winner will be announced on here on Friday's post.

If you have any questions or comments, please email me.

Have A Treat-Filled Thursday!


desere_steenberg said...

"Eyes" the color of "Jade" scan the screen in amazed wonder at the prize to be won,heart and soul praying to be the one who will wear Tess's precious stone.

Have a great day,

Tonette said...

If, in my attempts to write,I ever feel JADEd, I need only rest my EYES on your site to revive my spirit!

(This has been fun!)

nutspan said...

I wish I eyes the color of jade.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to explain a little about Eyes of Jade...I wrote Jake Dane in as a secondary character in my first mystery (Don't Let It Show) and as soon as he stepped on the page I knew he had to have his own book! Kathy did such a super job of getting just the right color! I've seen a few men with eyes this color (a luminous light green) and it just fascinates me!

Good luck to everyone! And a huge thanks to Bethany and Kathy!

Patricia said...

Wow! I couldn't take my eyes off that picture of the jade bracelet and earrings. They're as beautiful as the story seems to be. Gotta buy that book!

Clancy said...

EYE do believe EYE've been as JADEd as poor Drake is about marriage, but then I just married crappy men - they never died on me. So, perhaps he is less JADEd than he is just agonEYEzed over the loss. I hope Emma can cheer him up :)
Clancy Metzger

Linda said...

Read Second Chance and loved it.
My mother had eyes of jade. They were so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Desere, good luck and thanks for stopping by!

Tonette, very cute!

Valerie, me too!

Patricia, you're too sweet!

Clancy, love your use of Eyes and Jade!

Linda, I'm thrilled you liked SC!!! You made my day!

Bethany said...


Unless Tess has your email address, I'm going to need you to either post it on here or email it to me because I can't enter you into the contest without it because if you win, I wouldn't be able to contact you with the information on how to claim your prize. Thank you for dropping by and please don't be a stranger :-)

Bethany said...


Like Patricia, unless Tess has your email address, I'm going to need you to post it on here or email it to me. Otherwise, I can't enter you into tonight's drawing. Thank you for dropping by and please don't be a stranger :-)

Bethany said...


Good to "see" you again. Very well done. I have your email on file, so you're all set. As always, thank you for dropping by :-)

Bethany said...


Awwww, you're so sweet! Always good to "see" you here, too. I've got your email on file, so you're all set. Thank you for dropping by :-)

Bethany said...


Oh well. My husband's eyes aren't quite jade, but they are often green. Good to "see" you! I've got you entered for tonight's drawing. Thank you for dropping by :-)

Bethany said...


Hey! Thanks for dropping by! Looks like today's contest is off to a really good start. I'm sure Kathy is very happy you like how the Bracelet and Earrings turned out :-)

desere_steenberg said...

Thank you Tess and thank you Bethany I hope the both of you have a terrific day!

Bethany said...


You're welcome. Thank YOU for participating. Hope you have a terrific day, too :-)

Diana said...

This woman has Jade eyes cold as death make you sick like a witch.
The Bracelet & Earring Set has an amazing colour.
Thank you!

artgiote at gmail dot com

Bethany said...


Ooo creepy sentence. Very creative. Thank you for dropping by! I've got you entered for tonight's drawing :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by, Diane!

Cara Marsi said...

I've read Eyes of Jade as one of Tess's online critique partners. It's terrific. Sorry I can't get more creative with eyes and jade. I've just started her Second Chances and am loving it. Tess is a talent to watch.

Cara Marsi

C.C. Hunter said...

I'm thrilled to see the Great Jewelry Giveaway is still going strong.

Good luck guys!


Bethany said...


You did fine. You used "eyes" and "jade" in more than one sentence--so there you go! Thank you for your entry. I've put you in for tonight's drawing. (I agree Tess is very talented, and I'm excited for her releases). Thank you for dropping by and please come again :-)

Bethany said...


Hey, good to "see" you! I'm very excited and happy over the success of the Great Jewelry Giveaway. Today and tomorrow are the last days, which is a bit sad, but there's more fun in store for this blog coming up, so I hope the people who dropped in this week will be sure to return :-)

Mindy said...

Clea's Eyes of Jade focused intently on James as he locked the door to his office after she entered.

Love today's blurb.

Mindy :)
Birdsooong (at) aol.com

Bethany said...


Looks like you're having fun with the contest words of the day :-) Thank you for your entry. I've got you put in for tonight's drawing. Thank you for dropping by and please don't be a stranger :-)

Anonymous said...

Cara, you're a doll! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hi Mindy...you've got me hooked at the locking of that door!

Bethany said...

The contest is now closed! Thank you to everyone who participated. And thank you Tess St. John for being a part of the Great Jewelry Giveaway. I will announce the winner in Friday's post. Don't forget, there's more jewelry to be won on Friday :-)