Good to be home again from our vacation in Aruba! EBook Giveaway!

It’s nice to go away but even nicer to come back home after a three-week vacation! We have a very comfortable home with all the amenities. So, I ask myself – why do we ever go away? Ha!

I guess the answer is we want to see something different, feel the warmth of the sun, the calming effects of the ocean, catch up with yearly vacationer friends there and taste and enjoy the delicious seafood indigenous to the area. I miss it already. Sigh!

We will look forward to going again next year without (hopefully) the hassle of COVID testing and wearing of masks. Fingers crossed! This put a damper on things down there. But we managed to get together with friends, enjoy dining and relaxing and doing plenty of reading. I read 10 books in three weeks!

We all need a change of pace in our lives. If we don’t get a chance to do or see something different we can get depressed. We did not travel at all in 2020 but I kept so busy, writing, publishing 8 books, reading nearly 100 and sewing, crocheting and doing jobs around the house. If I never traveled again I would find different things to do just the same and save a lot of money in the process. Ha!

I know as I get older I may not travel as much as once did when I was young. But it’s nice to have the memories of all the trips we did take and also the pictures. My mind may forget all those memories so the photos will help. I am thankful that I still have my health and mind and pray that they stay with me for many more years!

Since I’ve been home, even with a nasty cold, I have managed to blog several times, sewed some sports wine cozies for gifts and did a lot of promoting of my books. I never have a minute that I do not have something to do or catch up on with my books. It can be exhausting at times.

Of course, Christmas is right around the corner and I have been busy making gifts, autographing a dozen or more books to give away and will be wrapping them soon. How are you doing with your shopping?

As an author I love books as gifts for myself and others. If you want suggestions for books for PS-Grade 3 children, check out these books below on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Jemsbooks Children’s books – PS-Grade 3 with life lessons in rhyme

If you are looking for books for middle-graders/preteens/young adults, here are some suggestions:

MG/PT/YA books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

MG/PT/YA books for boys & girls ages 10+
MG/PT/YA books for girls & boys ages 10+

If you are looking for a book for older kids 13+ here is the beginning of a fantasy that they will love:

If you have the hard to buy adults on your list check out these thrillers, romance, short stories, suspense, mysteries, paranormal, historical fiction and clairvoyant reads.

JEMSBOOKS NOVELS FOR 18+ are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble as paperbacks.

Novels for 18+

All these books are sure to please everyone on your Christmas lists. Happy shopping! Stay safe and well this holiday season and be sure to review any books you buy for yourself. We authors will love you for any reviews!

A special, thank you, to all my readers for stopping by to read this post and for any books that you purchase this holiday season. I love to hear from you about any books you enjoy and of course, as usual, I avidly welcome your reviews even if they are only a few words – GREAT BOOK, or LOVED THIS BOOK, or BUY THIS BOOK, or TERRIFIC BOOK. I think you get the picture! HAHA! Thank you for whatever you write!!

Oh yes, I almost forgot – the ebook giveaway – here’s the scoop!

I love giving away books to my readers. If you send me a link to the review from one of my books that you wrote during the month of December on Amazon I will put your name into a giveaway for a chance to win an ebook. I will giveaway 3 ebooks. If you are chosen you can pick the ebook you would like out of my 37 books. Good deal, huh?

Send your links to your reviews to and put into the SUBJECT LINE – REVIEW – EBOOK GIVEAWAY. I will begin this giveaway on December 5th and end it December 20th. So, get your reviews out there as soon after December 5th that you can. Thank you!

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind support. Please come back again soon!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!








About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 33 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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6 Responses to Good to be home again from our vacation in Aruba! EBook Giveaway!

  1. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, children's author says:

    You’re an amazing person and incredibly talented author, Janice. it must be a record to have written and published 37 books! What a huge accomplishment.

  2. I have dear friends who vacationed in Aruba every year. They always made it seem like it wasTHE place to be!

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