Jemsbooks for Christmas!

JEMSBOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS!

There is something for everyone on your Christmas list with Jemsbooks. Click on covers to the right of this post or go to these links for purchase:

AMAZON

BARNES & NOBLE (Children’s & MG/PT/Teens)

BARNES & NOBLE (18+ Books under J.E. Spina)

Preschool – Grade 3 (Ags 0-8): All these books carry life lessons that encourage children to be kind to others, respect parents and elders, accept differences, friends matter

Louey the Lazy Elephant

Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon

Lamby the Lonely Lamb

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear

Broose the Moose on the Loose

Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey

Colby the Courageous Cat

Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe

Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab

Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier

Davey & Derek Book 4

Abby & Holly Book 2

Middle-Grade/Preteen/Teens/YA: All these books carry life lessons that encourage children to be kind to one another, respect parents, elders, friends matter, accept differences, bullying is never tolerated or accepted.

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Books 1-5 (more coming in 2019)

Abby & Holly Series Books 1 & 2 (more coming in 2019)

Mariah’s Revenge

18+ To Adults:

Hunting Mariah (mystery/suspense/thriller/crime)

Mariah’s Revenge (Sequel to Hunting Mariah) (mystery/suspense/thriller/crime)

How Far is Heaven (romance/mystery/paranormal)

An Angel Among Us (Short Story Collection) (genres: romance, mystery, suspense, sci-fi, paranormal, fantasy, comedy)

Jemsbooks Logo

Thank you for stopping by and for your continuing support! I hope you are making your Christmas lists. Books are a perfect way to give the gift of adventure, magic, fun, suspense and the joy of reading! Please encourage children to read! Reading is good for everyone’s health.

I love to hear from readers and welcome reviews wherever you purchased my books.

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Blessings & Hugs!

Jaanice

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Who Loves Short Stories? Part 9

WHO LOVES SHORT STORIES? PART 9

This is Part 9 of Who Loves Short Stories, a new segment of Jemsbooks.blog! 

I recently started this segment to share my blurbs of 15 short stories from An Angel Among Us (A Short Story Collection). Go to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 and Part 7, Part 8.

An Angel Among Us.jpg

AMAZON

BARNES & NOBLE

Go to links above to purchase and read reviews there. Also, it can be purchased by clicking on book cover to the right of this post.

If you know anything about me at this point in time from reading my blog, you would know that I am an eclectic writer. I can’t just write in one genre or about one subject or for one age group. I love to bounce all over the spectrum and sometimes outside my comfort zone. This can be scary at times!

In this short story collection I have written 15 stories in the following genres: romance, grief/loss, mystery, suspense, horror, paranormal, comedy, sci-fi, and fantasy. This book was dedicated to my courageous friend, Anne Gillis Benedetto, who lost her fight with breast cancer in 2017.

REVIEWS ON AMAZON:

Sarah Reviews

March 11, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition
WickedJ

May 26, 2018

Format: Paperback
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

March 16, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition

The ninth story in this eclectic collection is Calista Rose.

Blurb(Calista Rose – Sci-Fi/Fantasy)

This story came to me when I was looking over my children’s books and trying to come up with a new story. This is NOT a children’s story. Beware – all is not as it seems. Who and what is Calista Rose?

I hope you will enjoy this sci-fi fantasy story. Don’t trust everyone.

Thank you for stopping by to read about An Angel Among Us. I love to hear from readers and avidly welcome reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads.

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Reading is good for your health!

Do you have someone in your life that you think would enjoy this eclectic collection for Christmas? An Angel Among Us is a special collection for those hard to buy for or avid readers who love multi-genres and want a quick and entertaining collection of short stories to read.

Please leave some love for authors by reviewing their books wherever you purchased them. We authors will love you back!

Blessings & Hugs!

Janice

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Buy a Book for Christmas – #Children – Victoria Zigler, Jann Weeratunga, Janice Spina, Bette A. Stevens and Gigi Sedlmayer

I am honored to be featured along with some wonderful fellow authors on Sally’ss Cafe and Bookstore! Thank you, Sally! Time to make your Christmas lists! Books for all readers here! Happy shopping and Reading! 🤗

via Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Buy a Book for Christmas – #Children – Victoria Zigler, Jann Weeratunga, Janice Spina, Bette A. Stevens and Gigi Sedlmayer

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Who Loves Short Stories? Part 8

 

This is Part 8 of Who Loves Short Stories, a new segment of Jemsbooks.blog! 

I recently started this segment to share my blurbs of 15 short stories from An Angel Among Us (A Short Story Collection). Go to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 and Part 7.

An Angel Among Us.jpg

AMAZON

BARNES & NOBLE

Go to links above to purchase and read reviews there. Also, it can be purchased by clicking on book cover to the right of this post.

If you know anything about me at this point in time from reading my blog, you would know that I am an eclectic writer. I can’t just write in one genre or about one subject or for one age group. I love to bounce all over the spectrum and sometimes outside my comfort zone. This can be scary at times!

In this short story collection I have written 15 stories in the following genres: romance, grief/loss, mystery, suspense, horror, paranormal, comedy, sci-fi, and fantasy. This book was dedicated to my courageous friend, Anne Gillis Benedetto, who lost her fight with breast in 2017.

The eighth story in this eclectic collection is The Clown.

BlurbThe Clown (horror)

This story comes from a recurring dream I have had about a clown. Many children and adults are afraid of clowns for many reasons. One of them is that they are downright creepy. I hope this short story won’t have you too frightened to close your eyes. Warning: Move all clowns out of not only your bedroom but also out of the house. 

I hope you will enjoy this creepy story. Just keep saying to yourself – it is only make believe and out of the mind of this author and can’t hurt me.

REVIEWS ON AMAZON

Thank you for stopping by to read about An Angel Among Us. I love to hear from readers and avidly welcome reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads.

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Reading is good for your health!

Do you have someone in your life that you think would enjoy this eclectic collection for Christmas? An Angel Among Us is a special collection for those hard to buy for or avid readers who love multi-genres and want a quick and entertaining collection of short stories to read.

Please leave some love for authors by reviewing their books wherever you purchased them. We authors will love you back!

Blessings & Hugs!

Janice

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – #Christmas author and blog promotions 2018 – It’s party time again.

Please check out Sally Cronin’s marvelous blog for ideas for Christmas and party on! She is a wonderful hostess and will welcome anyone who wants to take part. Thank you, Sally! 🎉 🎄 📖 ♥️

via Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – #Christmas author and blog promotions 2018 – It’s party time again.

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Who Loves Short Stories? Part 7

This is Part 7 of Who Loves Short Stories, a new segment of Jemsbooks.blog! 

I recently started this segment to share my blurbs of 15 short stories from An Angel Among Us (A Short Story Collection). Go to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.

An Angel Among Us.jpg

AMAZON

BARNES & NOBLE

Go to links above to purchase and read reviews there. Also, it can be purchased by clicking on book cover to the right of this post.

If you know anything about me at this point in time from reading my blog, you would know that I am an eclectic writer. I can’t just write in one genre or about one subject or for one age group. I love to bounce all over the spectrum and sometimes outside my comfort zone. This can be scary at times!

In this short story collection I have written 15 stories in the following genres: romance, grief/loss, mystery, suspense, horror, paranormal, comedy, sci-fi, and fantasy. This book was dedicated to my courageous friend, Anne Gillis Benedetto, who lost her fight with breast in 2017.

The seventh story in this eclectic collection is A Last Gift.

This story came to me one day when I was thinking of my grandmother who gave me a rocking chair that belonged to my grandfather. It is precious to me. Anything our parents and grandparents give to us is special.

BlurbA Last Gift (Paranormal)

This story has a magical quality to it that goes beyond time and space. When a grandmother gives her favorite granddaughter a gift there is more to the gift than meets the eye. 

I hope you will enjoy this tender story of the power of a grandmother’s love for her granddaughter. It may have you crying a tear or two when you think about your own grandmother.

REVIEWS ON AMAZON

Thank you for stopping by to read about An Angel Among Us. I love to hear from readers and avidly welcome reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads.

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Reading is good for your health!

Do you have someone in your life that you think would enjoy this eclectic collection for Christmas? An Angel Among Us is a special collection for those hard to buy for or avid readers who love multi-genres and want a quick and entertaining collection of short stories to read.

Please leave some love for authors by reviewing their books wherever you purchased them. We authors will love you back!

Blessings & Hugs!

Janice

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Jemsbooks Pre-Christmas Sale – Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 1!

PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE – DAVEY & DEREK JUNIOR DETECTIVES, BOOK 1, THE CASE OF THE MISSING CELL PHONE!

AMAZON (sale begins 11/11/18 through 11/18/18)

In plenty of time for Christmas – here is Book 1 of my award-winning series, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Book 1, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone. This is a wonderful series for middle-grade/preteens/young adults to enjoy. All my middle-grade (MG) books have life lessons that encourage older children to show respect to parents and elders, accept differences, be kind to one another, friends matter, and bullying is never accepted or tolerated.

I am offering this ebook at a discount to get MG/PT/YA to begin reading this series. Once they start they will be hooked. Parents are loving it too!

Pick up a copy (EBOOK) for all the MG/PT/YA on your Christmas list today! This series is perfect for all occasions too! This book won two book awards – Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and an Honorable Mention in the Reader’s Favorite Book Awards.

BLURB:

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives is Book One of a series of mysteries and adventures. Davey and Derek Donato are twins who love to play detective. In their first case they must solve the perplexing case of the missing cell phone. There are twists and turns and surprises for all.

They must deal with several suspects, one especially difficult one who is a bully.

The usual price of each ebook is $3.99 on Amazon. I am dropping the price of the  ebook (kindle) to $.99 from November 11, 2018 until November 18, 2018! This is a 76% savings. Hurry and pick up your copies today. As soon as the sale is over the prices will go back up to $3.99. Now is your chance to grab your copy and let your children begin their reading adventures with Davey & Derek in time for Christmas!

Here are some reviews from Amazon:

#Book #Review by @RobertHughes05 of “Davey & Derek – Junior Detectives: The Case Of The Missing Cell Phone” by @janice_spina

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R2BL5N9NTPWTPE/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00X4RDMWO

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R35LSIHM5K6BO5/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00X4RDMWO

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RY7H4B1QNFTQY/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00X4RDMWO

#Book #Review by @RobertHughes05 of “Davey & Derek – Junior Detectives: The Case Of The Missing Cell Phone” by @janice_spina

MORE REVIEWS

Thank you for stopping by and for your continued support!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

I love to hear from readers and avidly welcome reviews wherever you purchased my books. Thank you!

Blessings & Hugs!

Janice

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Who Loves Short Stories? Part 6

This is Part 4 of Who Loves Short Stories, a new segment of Jemsbooks.blog! 

I recently started this segment of my blog to share my blurbs of 15 short stories from An Angel Among Us (A Short Story Collection). Go Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

An Angel Among Us.jpg

AMAZON

BARNES & NOBLE

Go to links above to purchase and read reviews there. Also can be purchased by clicking on book cover to the right of this post.

If you know anything about me at this point in time from reading my blog, you would know that I am an eclectic writer. I can’t just write in one genre or about one subject or for one age group. I love to bounce all over the spectrum and sometimes outside my comfort zone. This can be scary at times!

In this short story collection I have written 15 stories in the following genres, romance, grief/loss, mystery, suspense, horror, paranormal, comedy, sci-fi, and fantasy. This book was dedicated to my courageous friend, Anne Gillis Benedetto, who lost her fight with breast in 2017.

The sixth story in this eclectic collection is Prince Charming.

I never know where or when a story will come to me. This particular story popped into my head one day and tickled my funny bone. I hope you will find it as amusing as I did when I wrote it.

Blurb:  Prince Charming (romantic comedy)

Sherry makes a mistake one day when she neglects to check over her appearance before going to work. But it wasn’t exactly what she was expecting for an outcome of a mistake. 

She meets two new men who will change her life forever. But are they who they claim to be? Be prepared to have a chuckle!

REVIEWS ON AMAZON

I hope you will enjoy this amusing romantic comedy and that it will pique your interest We all need to take a good hard look at ourselves and laugh. There is something in this eclectic collection for everyone.

Thank you for stopping by to read about An Angel Among Us. I love to hear from readers and avidly welcome reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads.

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Reading is good for your health!

Please leave some love for authors by reviewing their books wherever you purchased them. We authors will love you back!

Blessings & Hugs!

Janice

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Week Two in Sunny Aruba!

This is already week 2 in beautiful Aruba! I can’t believe we sailed through one week already! It has been heavenly! Weather has been beautiful 80’s – 90 every day, only one day with a quick shower, water warm and refreshing, windy but good for keeping the bugs away. All in all perfect especially since the rainy season is from September through November.

Here are some gorgeous views of sunsets. I have taken hundreds of these but can’t help snapping more each year. Our first week we had a lovely view of the sunset.

This week we have a great view of the pool, ocean and one end of the island where the lighthouse is situated. The second to the last photo is a view from one of the two balconies we have in this room this week. We were fortunate this year to have this same room for two weeks in a row! Hurray! We usually move to three different rooms. That entails packing and unpacking three times. Yikes!

I promised I would take photos of my food. Here Is one of Chicken Parmesan and linguine. It was delicious! There are plenty of restaurants that have Italian food and other restaurants have a varied menu with all kinds of fish, beef, chicken, pork, lamb, etc. There is something for everyone here!

Marinated seafood – crevice

Lovely friends to dine with who make this an extra special vacation.

My husband has been taking plenty of photos with his camera but I can’t access them to show there here. I will do another post when I return home to share them at that time.

This is the room we will be selling for next year, week #44 room 902 in the tower at the Divi Aruba Phoenix. If you are interested contact me at jjspina(at)myfairpoint(dot)net. Here are some photos of the room and the view. It has 28 or 29 weeks left on it and you can take 9 weeks from the back end of the contract to use. Not every contract has this extra incentive.

It is a one bedroom unit, kitchenette, dining area, 1/2 bath, living room with TV, two chairs, couch that opens up to a bed and there is a balcony. The bedroom is separate from this area with a king-sized bed, TV and has a full bath and a second balcony off the bedroom. It is beautiful!

The reason we are selling this unit is because we obtained two rooms back to back for next year. We need to sell this unit or at least rent it out until we can sell.

Now for the selfies with wild hair and hair pinned back. No one has neat hair! Sigh!

Night time shots of the lobby and friends in the blue lights there.

Night view of the pool from our balcony. It is usually lit up with all colored lights but tonight only white. I will keep checking and snap some of the colored lights. It’s beautiful!

Here they are!

Well, that’s all for today. I am trying to watch the Patriots at the same time as I write this. GO PATS!

Also Congratulatiosn to the BOSTON RED SOX! It is a pretty big deal here with one of our players from Aruba, Xander Bogartz. They even had a parade because he was coming home. I didn’t see it, too busy hanging out on the beach and soaking in the warm water. Sigh!

Thank you for stopping by to read this post and for your continued support!

REMEMER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Make your lists today for Christmas! Jemsbooks.com has something for everyone! Thank you!

Blessings and Hugs from Sunny Aruba! 🌴 🏝 😎 ☀️

Janice

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Who Loves Short Stories? Part 5

This is Part 5 of Who Loves Short Stories, a new segment of Jemsbooks.blog! 

I recently started this segment of my blog to share my blurbs of 15 short stories from An Angel Among Us (A Short Story Collection). Go Part 1, Part 2,  Part 3, Part 4.

An Angel Among Us

AMAZON

BARNES & NOBLE

Go to links above to purchase and read reviews there. Also can be purchased by clicking on book cover to the right of this post.

If you know anything about me at this point in time from reading my blog, you would know that I am an eclectic writer. I can’t just write in one genre or about one subject or for one age group. I love to bounce all over the spectrum and sometimes outside my comfort zone. This can be scary at times!

In this short story collection I have written 15 stories in the following genres, romance, grief/loss, mystery, suspense, horror, paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy. This book was dedicated to my courageous friend, Anne Gillis Benedetto, who lost her fight with breast in 2017.

The fifth book in this short story collection is The End of the Rainbow.

This story came to me when I recently saw a travel brochure on this beautiful land. I was in awe of all the greenery and lush rolling hills. This story took flight in a magical way when I began to think of what lies at the end of the rainbow. With some research about this gorgeous country my story began.

Blurb:   The  End of the Rainbow (romance)

Lily and Hailey are best friends from college who decide to take a trip to the Emerald Isle – Ireland. They are two different souls and complete opposites in temperament and personality – Lily being a quiet and shy and introspective person while Hailey is gregarious, outgoing and talkative.

But upon arriving in this beautiful green and  lush land some magic takes place when they both meet men who aim to steal their hearts. Will they take the plunge? Will Lily finally be able to come out of her shell? What lies at the end of the rainbow?

I hope this little teaser piqued your interest in An Angel Among Us. 

You can purchase the book at links above or by clicking on the cover on the right of this post.

Thank you for stopping by to read about this short story collection. I hope you will enjoy it! Thank you for your support!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH!

Please leave some love to authors by reviewing their books wherever you purchased them. We authors will love you back!

Blessings & Hugs,

Janice

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