Raeann Blake (Author)

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WINNERS – Jake (The Seven Brothers of Elko: Book One) Release Party

Posted by Raeann Blake (Author) on October 21, 2012


Okay, here we go. Each person’s name was entered in the drawing. Those for second chances were added twice. Entries came from the Party Facebook Event page, the Raeann Blake Facebook page, the Ramblings from Raeann blog, and emails. All total there were 132 entries.

Remember if you won a Kindle or paperback version of JAKE and you already have a copy, you have the options outlined in the giveaway description for substituting another book, gifting it to another person, or have your name added to a list of those who will receive a free copy of DAVIS in the same format on the day it is released.

Winners will need to send me a private message on my FB page or email me at raeannblake@yahoo.com with either your email or mailing address as needed.

And the winners are…

5 Kindle versions of JAKE  

  • Kathleen Bell
  • Lyn Brown
  • Judy Wright
  • Margaret Massey Morones
  • Sharon Moore

2 signed paperback copies of JAKE with Seven Brothers bookmarks

  • Michelle Nageldinger
  • Caroline Bird

5 Seven Brothers mouse pads and matching bookmarks

  • Elke Feuer O’Donnell
  • Phillip Riley
  • Devonna Ragsdale
  • Natasha Allie
  • Lottie Henderson

10 Seven Brothers bookmarks and JAKE magnets

  • Cassie Jo
  • Cassie Cass
  • Michelle Sauce Bishop
  • Judie Burley Townsend
  • Vicky Koch
  • Helen Clark
  • Julie Darden Smith
  • Murlene Norris Crowley
  • Belinda Zuniga
  • Brittany Hass

1 Super Swag Pack containing one signed paperback copy of JAKE, one Seven Brothers mouse pad, one Seven Brothers bookmark, and one JAKE magnet

  • Stephanie Barker

Congratulations to all of the winners!

I want to thank each and every one of you for making this party so much FUN. I hope you have all enjoyed it. I wish each of you could have won and I promise we will do something similar for DAVIS. But just because the party is over doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Keep telling your friends about The Seven Brothers of Elko. DAVIS is right around the corner!

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You’re invited to a party with Jake!

Posted by Raeann Blake (Author) on October 6, 2012

is now available. Let’s celebrate!.

Oct. 14-20th we’re having an online party with a lot of giveaways.

Are you on Facebook? Be sure to check out my FB page or the FB Party Event. Each day I’m posting a song referenced in each book in the series along with some short (as yet unedited) excerpts. Seven days, Seven Brothers, seven songs!

To enter for your chance to win, leave a comment here, on the event picture on my FB page, attend the FB Party Event, or send me an email at RaeannBlake@yahoo.com with PARTY as the subject. On the 21st, we’ll put all the names in a hat and pick the winners at random. (Want an extra chance? Post about Jake on your FB page, Twitter, website, blog, etc. Leave me a comment or email me the info on where you posted it and we’ll add an extra chance in the drawing for your name.)

If you’re a winner, we’ll contact you to obtain the necessary information to gift your Kindle copy or mail your prizes.

UPDATE: Already bought your copy of Jake? Don’t worry.
If you win a copy of Jake, you will have the option of gifting a copy to someone else, selecting any other book by any author of the same or lesser price, or you may choose to receive a free copy of Davis, the second book in the series, when it is released late 2012-early 2013.

Come on, let’s party with Jake!

Want your copy now? Buy Jake on Amazon.com

And don’t forget that during the same time frame, more Jake and Seven Brothers items are also included in The Romance Writer’s Reads Bloggervesary along with some really cool swag from a lot of other great authors. Check them out and enter for your chance to win there, too!

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Posted by Raeann Blake (Author) on September 27, 2012

The Seven Brothers of ElkoBrinley Phillips obviously has a specific ‘Do Not Cross’ threshold when dealing with the public at large. Listen as she describes to Jake what she envisions would be the end result of that line being breached had she followed her childhood dream.Excerpt from Jake – Book 1 of the new series The Seven Brothers of Elko coming October 2012

“What did you want to be when you were little?” he asked.

She rolled her eyes in what he read to mean she thought what she was about to say was silly or a foolish dream. He wanted to tell her that no dreams are silly or foolish. If dreams were practical they wouldn’t be called dreams. They’d be called life. Instead of saying that, he stayed silent and waited.

“I was going to have my own little cabin somewhere in the mountains, any mountains, and be the next great novelist.”

He raised his eyebrows in surprise. “What changed your mind?”

She shrugged her shoulders a little and said, “One of my teachers. He brought a book on programming to school one day and gave it to me. He said I was wasting a God-given talent and I should ‘give this a try.’ I was hooked right from the first page.”

“You love what you do, don’t you? No chance of still becoming the next world famous novelist?”

Brinley scoffed but didn’t answer him. He reached over and hooked his fingers beneath her chin and turned her face to him. “You know… you can be anything you want. Dreams don’t have to stay dreams. It’s important to do what makes you happy.”

Brinley’s eyes softened noticeably. “I love what I do, Jake. It’s what I was meant to do. It’s not glamorous or exciting to most people. I’ll never be world famous. But it’s what I was meant to do.”

She waited for a few seconds then gave him one of those impish grins. “Besides… I hate dealing with the public. I can just see myself at some big event with publicity all around me. And about two seconds after I have had it with people for one day, I’d be famous all right… for going off on some poor little old lady when she asked me if I could please sign my book for her baby, Schnookums… who just happens to be the pet pot-bellied pig at her side wearing a purple sunbonnet, a pink tutu and trying to eat my expensive designer, diamond encrusted tennis shoes right off of my feet.”

By the time she finished they were both laughing so hard their eyes were watering and they were out of breath. They had barely managed to quiet some when Jake blurted out “Schnookums” on a boisterous laugh and they were off again.

Jake -Coming October 2012! (First 2 chapters here)

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