Happy Monday

Happy Monday, everyone. It was a relatively quiet weekend for me with the highlight being a 90 minute pre-natal massage on Sunday followed by a girls lunch out, my ‘baby gift’ from Lisa and Monica, two of my Bellevue friends. I loved the massage, and needed it, too. Sleep is becoming more and more elusive and now that Mac has changed position and dropped—that’s right, he flipped into the correct position sometime last week—I can tell that my body’s getting ready to kick that little guy out into the world. I’m excited but definitely more emotional than I was a couple weeks ago. It’ll be such a relief to finally have him here. And in six (six!) days he will be.

Since my boys were at their dad’s this weekend I also had plenty of time to think, and I spent a lot of time thinking about your comments on my blog, “Do You Reader Review?” I thought it was really interesting to see that most of you are influenced by reviews, and that a great number of you also review, if not at Amazon then over at Shelfari or a blog somewhere, maybe even your own.

Thank you all very much for your input about reader reviews, and congratulations again to our three winners—yes, I had to pick three, couldn’t pick just one—I hope you’ll enjoy those gift cards and JP reader goodies.

As some of you emailed me privately to say you’d like to post a review for one of my books, I’ve pulled together some handy links to my pages over at Amazon.com:

Mrs. Perfect, Odd Mom Out, Flirting with Forty, The Frog Prince.

And here is the link for Easy on the Eyes

Ah, but wait.

You haven’t read Easy yet. In fact, it’s not even out for another couple months.

But you can read it. If you win an Advanced Reading Copy. And I have some copies here in my office I’m dying to give away to my wonderful readers.

Here’s how you can maybe win one of those Easy On The Eyes ARCs: Over the next couple of months while we wait for it to come out, (and while I am trying to get as much sleep as I can with a newborn in the house) I’ll be posting questions from my reader’s guides for Odd Mom Out and Mrs. Perfect, the two books that share some characters with Easy on the Eyes, in future blogs. If you’ve read the books and want to discuss them, here’s your chance. All you’d have to do is answer the questions and we’ll have our own mini book club on my blog. You can comment on a single question from one of the books, or on all the questions, but every blog with new questions and discussion will have a winner, and the winner will received an ARC of Easy on the Eyes—with no reader review required. 🙂

I’m going to be joining in on the blog book discussions as much as I can, so this will be a chance to share what you think, and ask me, the author, what I think, or what I intended, and I’m excited about some of the possible discussions. Hope you like the idea. I think we’re going to have a great time.

The first mini book club blog will be posted next week so keep your eyes peeled, and let’s get ready to talk!


  1. What a fun idea. I read both books and loved them especially since I used to live in Bellevue and know many of the places you mentioned. Also the characters are so close to some I’ve encountered!

  2. Happy Monday to you, Jane! What a great day to be from Bellevue. It’s gorgeous outside. Enjoy it.


  3. First let me say this. Yay! He will be here in SIX days!!!!! I am so excited for you. 🙂 🙂

    Secondly, wow….a pre-natal massage? I don’t even know what that IS. LOL But it sounds like something I would have loved.

    Third, I can’t wait for your book to come out!

    Peace, Jane. Have a GREAT day. I can’t believe our weather this weekend, can you?

  4. Can’t wait! I loved Odd Mom Out and Mrs. Perfect so I cannot wait for Easy on the Eyes! So, I will definitely be participating! 🙂

    Happy Monday to you too! Hope you and Baby Mac are doing well! Can’t wait to see pictures of the little man!!

  5. Great idea for a mini book club blog! Can’t wait…

    And even greater news about Mac! Sending you thoughts and prayers this week as you prepare for his arrival on the weekend!!


  6. I can’t wait!!! It’ll be so much fun!

    Are you still going to have a c-section now that he has flipped?

    Wishing you all the best!!!!

  7. This sounds like fun!

    Six days… hope all goes well and you have the Club Med of labours (or are you still having a C-section?).

    My second child was breech too and turned in week 37. We did have a problem with the cord tangled around her neck, but the doctors were on it and all was well… she is now 20 and just an amazing girl. I wish you the best with your new baby Mac!

  8. Wow..six days! That is great news and especially that he turned! Will you be an induction now instead of a c-section? I didn’t get a chance to respond last time, but I must say that I don’t post reviews much, but I always read them to decide about buying a book from an author that I’m not familiar with. Of course, I would love to read Easy on the Eyes as early as possible and would definitely post a review for that! Anyway..take care and I’m glad you had a nice massage! Six days! Yipee!


  9. Prayers and warm wishes go out to you, Jane. How exciting–only six days! What a joy.

  10. That sounds like fuuuun!! I’ve read FP, FwF, OMO and Mrs.P. Thanks for mixing things up! And if I do happen to win an ARC, I PROMISE to post more than one review!

    What fantastic news to hear that Baby Mac has turned and is ready to roll (right on outa there)!! Also glad to hear you got in a little “me” time over the weekend.

    Always love reading your blog Jane. Take good care this week!

    Newborn hugs…
    Shannon in Tustin

  11. Jane, I can’t wait to read “Easy On the Eyes”. I also can’t wait till Mac is here, safe and sound!

    I am SO excited for you!


  12. What a fun idea!! I love discussing JP books!! I can for hours!!

    Very excited that Mac changed position and is ready to join the world!! Congrats!! Make sure to keep us posted!!

  13. I am so glad to hear that little Mac did a flip and is in the landing position. Less than a week to go. Good Luck!

    The Blog book club sounds fun.
    I will have to grab a copy of Odd Mom Out to read. I don’t know how long I will be out but I think surgery is in my near future so I will participate when I can.

  14. Oh wow only six days to little Mac, I hope you will post some pics for us.

    The Blog Book club sound like it will be a lot of fun, but I will say when baby gets here you want have as much time! Will be looking forward to it.

  15. Jane,
    No wonder you can’t sleep; baby Mac coming out of you and a book conceived in your head coming out soon, too! You are amazing! What a great idea to have the online questions. I have been frustrated at my book club because I am the only there with the little “flags” sticking out to mark the connections and the characters’ revealing scenes. I love to read and re-read good books, and now I have a reason to read you books one more time. This is going to be fun!
    Good luck with Mac’s delivery. Good for him for cooperating and behaving by flipping himself – he is going to be a joy!

  16. Awesome 6 Days! I am so happy for you that, that bundle of joy has moved around for you. He may not be as stubborn after all.:) How wonderful!
    Now you can count on less recovery time. Those C-Sections are 6 weeks.
    Wishing you the Best!!

    Now what is this about reading Easy on the Eyes, before it even comes out? Are you kidding me right now? You are so GREAT!!! And I just started reading Odd Mom Out again. I am going to be really busy this next month at work(til June), but I’m in. Sounds like fun!

    Don’t forget about telling us, what day he arrives. Also don’t forget those cute photos!
    Take care!Many Happy Wishes!

  17. Those little guys are so smart. He knows it’s getting close and he sounds ready. Great news!

    I love your idea of a mini book club blog. What a great way to experience a book. I can’t wait.

  18. WOW, that is great to hear that Mac has turned. I cannot wait to read Easy on the Eyes. Of course I have read the others so I am excited about your idea of discussing them. Get lots of rest, 6 days…

  19. Holy Toledo – Good! All Good! I will never forget that saying when you found out that Baby Boy Mac had grown so during your 8th month! And WoW – What a great contest coming our way – you know how I love ARC’s – can’t wait!!

  20. I’m so happy for you…6 days!!! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I know it has been a rollercoaster for you. I’ve experinced a wild pregnancy in the past…and know it can be emotionally exhausting. But you’re in the red zone!!!!!!! Good luck. I’m hoping and praying for a safe delivery.

  21. Jane, I’m so happy for you!!! I’m glad Baby Mac is doing so well and I can’t believe it is only 4 days away now! I’m so excited for his arrival! I wish you a quick, easy and painless delivery!

    So anxious to read the new book and I’m looking forward to the contests…you are always so generous:-)

    Sending many hugs!

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