New Edition and Cover for Hunting Mariah!

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Announcing the new edition and cover of my first novel, Hunting Mariah, is now available on Create Space and coming soon to Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble.

BLURB:

An insane killer, obsessed with blood and death, seeks revenge with those he perceives wronged him. He is now on the loose. His next victim may be Mariah. Mariah has lost her memory. Will she remember what has transpired in her past? Can Mariah escape this deadly killer’s grasp. Will she finally be safe? Will the killer be apprehended?

My husband, John, created the cover. The model is my lovely niece Laura, who was kind enough to let us use her beautiful face for the cover. She was Miss New Hampshire, USA in 2009.

Reviews on Amazon:

on March 28, 2015  5 Stars – A HEART POUNDING THRILLER!
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

I had known Janice Spina as the author of charming, award-winning children’s picture books. So when her thriller novel “Hunting Mariah” hit the market, I was quite surprised! The next surprise (shock, in fact), came in reading the book’s opening. Raw and brutal, yet Spina tells it like it’s completely natural –thereby setting up getting the reader into the mind of the killer. This book started off with a bang!

The twists and turns this tale takes keep the reader off-guard as Mariah retells the events she slowly recalls after surviving her attacker – a man (and there are several men in Mariah’s life in the story) whose identity the reader is unsure of for most of the book. Devious poetry accompanies the text, as the killer verbalizes his justification for his savage desires, intentions, and actions.

This story runs the reader through the gamut of human emotions as Mariah, her friends, and family experience and endure what would be life’s normal course shattered by tragedy at the hands of a psychopath. I found myself deeply moved at one completely unexpected tragic point in the story.

I won’t give much more of the story away. After all, it IS a mystery/thriller, and I want you to be as surprised and entertained as I was.

on January 21, 2015  A MYSTERY FAN’S DELIGHT! 5 STARS
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

This book held me on the edge of my seat from page one. The serial killer is introduced in a blood-curdling prologue rife with suspense, leaving the reader most eager to turn the page. When Mariah makes her appearance, she finds herself in a strange place, terrified and suffering from amnesia. This spawns the question: Is she already in the clutches of the “school girl killer”?

The author impregnates her story with intrigue by shrouding her main characters in mystery. Unknown to Mariah, their lives are intertwined and bear on each other significantly. Suspense builds as the veil is slowly lifted on each one’s secret, closely guarded for the sake of Mariah’s safety. Deeply rooted in the past, these secrets now threaten to explode into the present.

With a shocking introduction and seeding her story with crumbs of revelation, J. E. Spina captures and holds the reader’s interest throughout this action-packed tale of mystery and suspense. She gives nothing away until the very end, and then adds an epilogue that will delight horror fans.

I closed this book feeling that I’d just seen a very entertaining movie ~ and wearing a smile of utter satisfaction.

ThanT
on January 6, 2015  THIS FICTION THRILLER PUTS YOU IN THE MIND OF THE KILLER – 5 STARS!
Format: Kindle Edition

Jump right into this intense crime, mystery, thriller set in a suburb of New York as author J. E. Spina introduces the reader to the thought process of a serial killer.

“His senses were tingling with the sight, smell, and feel of blood. The silky texture of it and its coppery smell and even the intoxicating taste of it. Just the smell alone could cause desire to rush through his body causing a compelling urge to kill. He felt a thrill at the prospect of taking a life.”

Meet Mariah Michelle Hampton and Dr. Roberts as he begins the slow meticulous process of bringing her memories back while in a safe place at the Dr. Darin J. Roberts Memorial Hospital in Lindan, New York. Many people care about and are looking out for Mariah whether she fully realizes it or not.

There are so many unanswered questions like who was the mystery man that dropped Mariah off at the hospital? How did he know her taste in clothing and detail to sizes when he dropped items off for her? What happened to her and why is it that she can remember some of her childhood memories, but not the last few weeks?

Travel with Mariah on a psychic journey to recover her memories and live with the consequences surrounding her trauma and life with a maniac that might still be at large and want to finish what he started.

Cold Coffee Press endorses Hunting Mariah – by J. E. Spina as the beginning of a great crime fiction series. This book was given to us in a PDF for review and the review was completed on January 5, 2015.

Reviews on Barnes & Noble:
A reaI page turner. I couldn’t put it down. The author kept me  5 Stars!
Sharon1318
 
A reaI page turner. I couldn’t put it down. The author kept me on the edge of my seat wanting more. I highly recommend if you’re looking for a mystery/thriller that keeps you entertained and guessing until the end!
A thriller of a novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat 5 Stars!
Anonymous
 
A thriller of a novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. This novel is told through the eyes of the killer interspersed with macabre poems. This is a quick page turner that will keep your blood pumping and make you beg for justice but will prevail? I found this to be an entertaining and worthwhile read!

Hunting Mariah in now in the First Lines Contest for 2018 on Authorsdb. Please check it out there and vote for whichever book you like. (I hope it is mine! LOL!)

Remember: Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar with Jemsbooks all year through! Happy Reading!

Thank you for stopping by! Lovely to see you! Thank you for your kind support!

Leave some love for authors by reviewing their books! We will love you for it!

Blessings & Hugs,

Janice

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Reader’s Favorite Award Winner!

I am excited to announce that Book 3 of my Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, just won a Silver Medal in Reader’s Favorite Book Awards in Children’s Mystery! I feel blessed to receive this award! Thank you, Reader’s Favorite!

My husband will need to add this award to the cover soon. It has a Pinnacle Award on it now.

READER’S FAVORITE AWARDS

YOUNG ADULT – MYSTERY
SILVER MEDAL

DAVEY & DEREK JUNIOR DETECTIVES, BOOK 3

THE CASE OF THE MAGICAL IVORY ELEPHANT

Readers Favorite Silver 5 Stars

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Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Create Space.

Blurb:

Davey & Derek Donato are twins who love adventures and enjoy being junior detectives. In Book 3 of this series their help is enlisted to find an ivory figurine that has been taken from the local museum.
There are many suspects and danger is not far from the boys as they learn more magic and use their skills to find those responsible for the theft.
Their Aunt Gigi is close by to lend a hand and at the same time help the twins hone their magical gifts.

This series has been a joy to write. I hope to create more over the coming years.

If you haven’t checked out the series yet, here is the link to all five books on Amazon.

Remember: Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar with Jemsbooks! HAPPY READING!

Thank you for stopping by. Leave a little love for authors today by reviewing their books!

Blessings & hugs!

Janice

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Summer Newsletter – Jemsbooks!

Here is my summer newsletter that I wrote in July 2017. I already have more news to share for my fall newsletter which I will post in November.

JEMSBOOKS

BY

Janice Spina aka

J.E. Spina

BOOKS FOR ALL AGES!     ISSUE #2    July 16, 2017

There have been some new additions and surprises to the Jemsbooks’ family since the last newsletter in September of 2016.

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish (children’s book) won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in April of 2017.

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This was an exciting time for Jemsbooks to add another award to the collection (total now 6). Jerry is our most popular children’s book. He was a real pet in a fish tank in our home.

He is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and other online stores.

https://www.amazon.com/Jerry-Crabby-Crayfish-Janice-Spina/dp/0615966977/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jerry-the-crabby-crayfish-janice-spina/1118614767?ean=9780615966977

Jerry is loved by children and schools for it has a repetitive verse that children can repeat.

Also, Jerry teaches children about being happy with whom you are. That we are all important and if we work hard at what we are good at, we, too, will succeed. Just believe in yourself!

My husband, John, illustrator and cover creator, is responsible for creating such colorful and eye-catching illustrations and covers. I am blessed to have such a talented husband and he works cheaply. LOL!

On October 9, 2016 I published a new children’s book,

Colby the Courageous Cat.

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Colby was my daughter’s cat for nine years. He was an independent soul who was fearless. He only came back home for a quick head rub and a meal.

This book is written in rhyme as are all Jemsbooks young children’s books. It is about a kitten, Colby, and his siblings that go on adventures and are watched over by him. Colby learns the importance of family.

Amazon:

http://amzn.to/2t5zdFH

Barnes & Noble:

http://bit.ly/2tZcAUJ

On March 11, 2017 I published my first short story collection,

An Angel Among Us.

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This book was written for my friend, Anne Gillis Benedetto, who died in January of 2017. The first story is one I wrote especially for her. The book is named after this story. The collection is eclectic with genres in romance, grief/loss, horror, comedy, mystery, fantasy, suspense, and sci-fi. There is something for everyone.

https://www.amazon.com/Angel-Among-Us-Short-Collection-ebook/dp/B06XGWP7FS/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/an-angel-among-us-j-espina/1125924851?ean=9780998240428

In July 2017 I was published by The Writer’s Newsletter. I was asked to contribute to The Writer’s Newsletter in the form on a short story and my bio. Here is the link to check out my short story, The Well (genre-horror/suspense) from the multi-genre short story collection, An Angel Among us.

https://thewritersnewsletter.com/fiction-non-fiction-short-stories-and-essays-for-july/

On May 18, 2017 I published another children’s book, 

Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe.

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Jeffrey was written for a little boy whose grandmother I met at a book signing in Derry, NH. Unfortunately I cannot find her name to contact her. I hope that she will see this book and contact me.

This story is about a jittery giraffe who is afraid of loud noises. He learns a valuable lesson about believing in himself.

Here are the links to purchase. Amazon: http://amzn.to/2v7jkjA

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2tZb9aF

On June 4, 2017 I published Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series for middle-grade/preteen/YA. The title is:

The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost.

This series has won four awards – one from Reader’s Favorite Book Awards and three from Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards.

Amazon Page for Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B073W2MTFC

This series was inspired by my two middle grandsons. It encourages and supports respect of others, listen to your mother, getting along with siblings, being kind to others, good behavior, and anti-bullying.  

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2tYEVw5

Barnes & Noble:  http://bit.ly/2uoSPsk

Jemsbooks stands for good quality books that will instill in your children good behavior and life lessons that will stay with them for a lifetime.

My goal is to encourage children of all ages to read. Hopefully this love of reading will carry through their lifetime and to their offspring.

It is important for all parents, caretakers of young children to read to them daily. Make it a fun experience that they will remember always and treasure. Children love and crave the attention of their parents and what better way than to read together nightly.

This time together will become precious to all parties.

Please stay tuned for more books coming in 2017, 2018 and 2019 – two children’s books, one about a dog and the other about a hermit crab, book 6 of Davey & Derek Series, a spinoff of Davey & Derek with two female characters, Abby & Holly, into their own series, a YA fantasy series, book 2 of Hunting Mariah, and some more surprises. There is always another story running around in my head!

Remember: Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar this summer and all year through with Jemsbooks!

Jemsbooks are for all ages!

I love to hear from readers and appreciate reviews wherever you purchased my books. I am on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Flipboard, Tumblr, and Goodreads too. Stop by any one of these places and say ‘hi’.

Visit my blog http://Jemsbooks.wordpress.com

I write about books, publishing, author guest posts and interviews, helpful hints for writers/bloggers, and my travels (Italy & Sicily posts are amazing). Even Collette Tours is following me! Stop by soon!

Visit my website: http://Jemsbooks.com

http://Jemsbooks.net

On my website you will find all my books for purchase, other authors’ books, and reviews of my books, Copy Editing Service, and news of more books and giveaways.

All Jemsbooks can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and my website. Some books are now available at Walmart.com and other online stores.

Amazon Author Page: for all Jemsbooks

http://amazon.com/author/janicespina7

Barnes & Noble Page for children’s books:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Janice+Spina?_requestid=378109

Barnes & Noble Page for 18+ books:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/J.E.+Spina?_requestid=382874

Thank you for your kind support and readership.

Remember:  Reading Gives You Wings to Fly!

Happy Reading!

Blessings & hugs,

Janice Spina

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May God Bless Houston!

Rescue boats fill a flooded street at flood victims are evacuated as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Please take a moment out of your day and pray for those who have lost their lives in Houston, Texas! Thank you!

These are photos taken by newspapers over five days of the storm.

As everyone has seen and heard, here in the USA, Houston, Texas is under over 51 inches of rain from Hurricane Harvey! The millions of people who live there need help. Please pray for them!

I noticed that Google and Facebook are matching donations on their sites up to one million dollars each. God bless them both.

Thank God for the first responders who rescued so many from the floods. FEMA and the Red Cross are doing all they can but it is difficult with millions of homeless and hungry to feed and house. They need all the help they can get.

Volunteers have come from far and wide across the USA to lend a hand. That’s what Americans do. We help each other in times like these. We put aside our differences and come together. Too bad it takes catastrophes like this to do that.

It is heartbreaking to see what these Texans are going through. The rest of America is pitching in and trying to help get supplies to them. Most left their flooded homes with only the clothes on their backs.

Our friends, Debbie and Jerry, live in Houston but we have not been able to reach them. We are praying for their safety.

Hurricane Harvey is now a tropical storm headed northeast with more rain for the states but nowhere near what was delivered to Houston.

Please send prayers or whatever you can through Facebook and Google. God bless you and may you always be safe in your homes.

Blessings & hugs,

Janice

PS  My town of Londonderry, New Hampshire is taking up a collection of clothes and sheets to donate to Houston. I filled three bags with clothes, sheets and comforter to send along. Every bit helps. They are desparate for anything that you can do.

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Limericks – Jemsbooks – Jeffrey!

Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe

I have come to the end of my limericks for Jemsbooks’ Children’s Books with my ninth published book, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe (2017). If you would like to read the other limericks go to Louey, Ricky, Lamby, Jerry, Jesse, Broose, Sebastian, and Colby.

Limerick

Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe

There once was a giraffe named Jefrey.

Loud noises and sounds made him jittery.

His mother told him, “You’re strong

No matter what might go wrong.”

Now Jeffrey is no longer stressed and jittery.

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Jeffrey is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Create Space.

Blurb:

Jeffrey is a nervous giraffe due to a terrible storm on the day of his birth. He remembers that day and is frightened of any kind of noise or unexpected things happening to him. His mother tells him that he is stronger than he thinks.

One day Jeffrey meets another giraffe who needs his help. Read this story in rhyme and find out what important lesson Jeffrey learns when he thinks of others before himself.

Jemsbooks’ children’s books are written in rhyme with life lessons. These books instill and promote good behavior and values in children. Jeffrey teaches children to be kind and helpful to others and always believe in yourself. Also, always listen to your mother; she knows best!

This book was dedicated to a little boy at the request of his grandmother. Unfortunately, I do not know the woman’s name or how to reach her to share this book with her grandson. I hope that she will see this book and remember her request from me and get in touch.

Check out reviews on Amazon:

on June 20, 2017 *****
Ms. Janice Spina, a prolific writer of children’s books as well as books for young adults and adults, does it again. In “Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe”, she created a lovely character, through whom she imparts a wonderful message to young kids and teaches them how to overcome self-limiting jitters and reminds them of the reward inherent in being kind to others. Lovely illustrations by John Spina. Great husband and wife teamwork!

 

on May 29, 2017
Jeffrey is a nervous young giraffe because he constantly remembers the day when he was born. There was a loud, scary thunderstorm that day so any noise at all made Jeffrey afraid. His mama taught him a little rhyme to repeat whenever he was scared, but it didn’t seem to help. One day something happens that changes everything for him and Jeffrey learns an important lesson. This is another delightful book by Janice Spina and children will love it. They’ll enjoy learning about Jeffrey’s problem, and especially about the valuable solution. I highly recommend this entertaining story.
Reviewed by children’s author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

 

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed these limericks and will try writing some with your children. Have fun writing and reading!

Please check out all Jemsbooks for important life lessons for your children. They make wonderful gifts for birthdays, holidays and every day.

Remember:  Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar all year round with Jemsbooks!

Blessings & hugs,

Janice

 

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Limerick – Jemsbooks – Colby!

Colby the Courageous Cat

Another limerick for you to enjoy, hopefully!! Here is the limerick for my eighth children’s book, Colby the Courageous Cat (2016). If you would like to read the other limericks, go to Louey, Ricky, Lamby, Jerry, Jesse, Broose and Sebastian.

Limerick

Colby the Courageous Cat

There once was a cat named Colby,

Who was the largest cat of the family.

He took care of his siblings

In spite of their quibbling.

Now he is the favored cat of his family.

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Colby is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Create Space.

Blurb:

Colby is one of a litter of four kittens. The kittens get into all kinds of trouble. Being the biggest and strongest, Colby’s mother expects him to watch over the smaller kittens and keep them safe. Read and find out what Colby does to meet his mother’s expectations.

Jemsbooks’ children’s books are written in rhyme with life lessons that promote good values and behavior in children. Colby teaches children that family is important and that you should love and care for your siblings.

Colby was my daughter’s cat for nine years. He was quite the adventurous soul, staying outside to hunt and only coming home to receive a warm meal and pat on his head.

Check out the reviews on Amazon:

on November 19, 2016
5.0 out of 5 starsA great adventure with Colby the Cat
By Deanie Humphrys-Dunne on November 19, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
Young children and their families are sure to enjoy award-winning author Janice Spina’s latest book, Colby the Courageous Cat. This time, Colby sets out on several adventures with his kitten siblings. In their travels, they encounter several different dangers. What happens when Colby notices bees buzzing around? What does Colby do when he and his family sees a big truck? You’ll see why Colby is very brave indeed. As always, the colorful illustrations by Janice’s husband, John, add to the fun of the story. Congratulations, Janice and John, on another great story.
Review by children’s author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
*I was given a copy of this book and chose to review it.

 

on October 15, 2016  *****
Award-winning author Janice Spina, in her newest joint effort with husband John, continues to encourage children to read, by publishing yet another adorable children’s book that entertains as it delivers an important value. In “Colby the Courageous Cat”, the author introduces young readers to Colby the cat, who takes his responsibility to care for his younger siblings very seriously. The charming story is told in rhyme and is accompanied by John Spina’s lovely illustrations. Warmly recommended.

 

Check out the reviews on Barnes & Noble:

This is about Colby, the courageous kitten who keeps his siblings …
 
309 days ago
Lprice

This is about Colby, the courageous kitten who keeps his siblings safe from harm.

Too cute! There are colorful illustrations and the whole story rhymes! 

It is a quick read for any attention deficit child or for a bedtime story or nap. 

What a darling little book! Read it to your child today.

 

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you are enjoying this new segment of Jemsbooks – Limericks. Please come back again. There is another one coming.

Remember:  Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar all year through with Jemsbooks!

Happy reading!

Blessings & hugs,

Janice

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Smorgasbord End of Summer Party – Day Two – Three musketeers, The A Team and Free book

Come join the party at Sally Cronin’s fabulous blog! Drinks and fantastic desserts for all! Celebrate and congratulate Sally on her four-year blogging anniversary! See you there! Thanks, Sally! 💕

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Thank you so much for joining the party on day two and hope you are not too exhausted. Yesterday I featured William Price King, Paul Andruss, with some of the very early visitors to the blog who are still an important part of my support today. There was some food from Robbie Cheadle to keep everyone going, some music from Status Quo,Queen and Bette Midler.. and a FREEbook.

My novel Just an Odd Job Girl is available in eBook – Mobi for Kindle and epub for all other devices. You just have to email and tell me which version – sally.cronin@moyhill.com.

I would love you to participate and if you have not already taken this short quiz and left your answers and links in the comments then now is your chance.

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Limerick – Jemsbooks – Sebastian!

Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey

 

Here’s another limerick to enjoy from Jemsbooks’ Children’s Books. I have been having a grand old time writing these limericks each day. I hope you are enjoying them too!

This one is about my seventh published book, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey (2015).

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There once was a boy named Sebastian,

Who visited the zoo with his radio, a distraction.

The music the monkeys heard

Made their dancing quite absurd.

Now the animals are having fun with Sebastian.

Here is another version:

There once was a monkey named Marvin,

Who for love and respect was starvin’.

When along came a boy

with a musical toy

and now Marvin is no longer starvin’.

Sorry, these limericks can get a little silly at times!

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Sebastian is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Create Space.

Blurb:

When a little boy, Sebastian, goes to the zoo he meets Marvin the monkey. Sebastian loves monkeys and likes to watch them climb the trees. Something amazing happens when Sebastian’s toy phone suddenly plays music.

Jemsbooks young children’s books have life lessons within the stories that promote good values and behavior in children. Sebastian teaches children the importance of being kind and respectful toward animals. This is a fun book for preschool children. It’s like a dance party which they can get up and take part! Check it out today.

This book was dedicated to my youngest grandson, Sebastian, who has his own stuffed monkey which he treasures.

Check out the reviews on Amazon:

on February 17, 2016 *****
Its a dance party! This book makes me want to turn on the music and dance around! Even without words, the illustrations in this book tell a story in themselves! Its amazing what fun music can bring into ones life 🙂 Thank you Janice for another fun book!

on June 4, 2015 *****
Do you want to know how a mobile phone ring will affect zoo animals? I am not giving it away! You will be amazed when you read this book. Let me suffice to say that your little person will be introduced to many different zoo animals. That in itself will be fun enough. But what are those animals doing? Guess! Nice monkey business, Janice!

 

Check out the reviews on Barnes & Noble:

A sweet story for young children that will delight them with its c …
91 days ago
Anonymous
A sweet story for young children that will delight them with its colorful illustrations of animals in a zoo. Children will learn the importance of being kind to animals. 
Highly recommended by an award-winning author of children’s and MG/PT books.
Remember:  Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar all year through with Jemsbooks!

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you had fun with this limerick about Sebastian! More limericks coming!!

Blessings & Hugs,

Janice

 

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Broose the Moose on the Loose – Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner!

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I am so excited to announce that Broose the Moose on the Loose just won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in Children’s Adventure!

http://www.bookmarketingprofits.com/PinnacleAwardsSummer2017.html

Best Books in the
Category of CHILDREN’S ADVENTURE

Broose The Moose on the Loose
Janice Spina

Broose is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Create Space

I am immensely thankful to the judges at NABE for choosing my book!

Thank you for stopping by.

Remember: Reading Gives You Wings to Fly!

Happy Reading!

Blessings & hugs,

Janice

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Limerick – Jemsbooks – Broose!

Broose the Moose on the Loose

I hope you are enjoying these limericks for all my children’s books. I am featuring a new one in each post.

Here is the limerick for my sixth published children’s book, Broose the Moose on the Loose (2015). If you want to read the other limericks go to Louey, Ricky, Lamby, Jerry, Jesse.

Limerick

Broose the Moose on the Loose

There once was a sad moose named Broose,
Who roamed the woods on the Loose.
He befriended a boy,
Alone but full of joy.
Now Broose is feeling foot loose!

Broose is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Create Space.

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Blurb:

Broose is a sad moose who has no friends until he meets a young boy. Read what happens when Broose meets a boy with the same name as he.

Jemsbooks’ children’s books carry life lessons within the stories that help instill good behavior in children. Broose teaches children the importance of being kind to others,     accept their differences, and that friends matter.

Check out the reviews on Amazon:

5.0 out of 5 starsA wonderful story with an important message to share
ByDeanie Humphrys-Dunneon March 12, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Broose the Moose was lonely. He had no friends. The other moose laughed at him because Broose was hurt by a bear. Now he had a big scar. One day Broose the Moose was walking in the woods when he noticed a little blond boy, playing with a toy. There was something different about the boy. One of his legs wasn’t very strong. Broose became friends with the little boy. Then he had something special to smile about. Broose found out he had something else in common with the little blond boy who limped. The illustrations are cute and colorful. The message of acceptance and friendship is most important. Children, parents, grandparents and teachers will value this story and enjoy it. I highly recommend this wonderful story by award-winning author, Janice Spina.
review by children’s author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

 

5.0 out of 5 starsAnother great lesson in kindness and understanding
ByAmazon Customeron February 17, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
Another great lesson in kindness and understanding. It is a hard lesson for young children to learn. People are easy to judge and be mean when they are afraid of the unknown. Always remember to be kind and don’t judge a book by its cover 🙂 If you open your heart and see beyond the surface, you just might find a friend for life like these two did!

 

5.0 out of 5 stars… winning this from GoodReads First Reads
ByKathryn Olmsteadon July 14, 2015
Format: Paperback
After winning this from GoodReads First Reads this was an adorable book! My son enjoyed this very much. A great books for children and maybe some adults!

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Children will love this book about a moose who is sad and doesn’

891 days ago
Anonymous
Children will love this book about a moose who is sad and doesn’t have any joy in his life. The verse is written in rhyme which will be fun for children to read. They will love the colorful illustrations that highlight the story well. There is an important lesson to learn by reading this story that will help children learn acceptance of differences and the value of friendship.

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