Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Why do you read? I expect that you may have any number of answers, but what comes to mind first? For me, it's pure escapism. I want to experience other lands, other realities, time travel and see it all through amazing characters. The difficulty I run into as an author is that I see others mistakes now. I don't think I noticed these things before I really started to study the craft. Now, I see typos and missing words, confusion about what character is on the page. Of course there are mistakes in many novels, I can think of a couple in my own but I hope readers don't catch them. :)

What does reading mean to you? Do you have an interesting experience you want to share about how reading changed something for you or someone else in your life? I'm on a mission to try and get readers to escape into the past with historical fiction.

Answer any of these questions and I'll put your name in the hat for an opportunity to win your choice of a novel from The Ravensmoore Chronicles. Each book can be read as a stand alone but if you plan to read the entire series I'd start with Secrets of the Heart. Chameleon is book two and Mystery of the Heart is book three. I'll  keep this opportunity open through midnight Pacific time on Saturday, October 12th and post a winner sometime on Sunday the 13th. If you know of a reader 16 -21 years of age that you would like to bless, and that you think would like my novels but hasn't yet read them, and you win this drawing, I will send that reader all three of my novels in the series. All my book giveaways are limited to within the U.S.A. just because of mailing costs.

If you haven't submitted you e-mail for my newsletter over at my website I'd appreciate it. Just go to I don't send newsletters out often and when I do there will be something fun going on so you don't have to worry about getting hit with a lot of unwanted stuff. Also, I have the first chapter of each of my books available for you to read on the site if  you're interested. Check it out. Nothing like having two different types of blogs on the same site. And I thought I was cutting back on blogging. :)

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Susan P said...

I read to escape to another world and time. I love learning new things and specifically love historical novels. I like the fact I can set it down and walk away if it's getting too emotional for me. I love Jillian Kent's books!

Barbara Thompson said...

I read Amish fiction and historical fiction. I have grown to have respect for the Amish. The historical fiction is where I get my enjoyment. I get involved into that era of time and I'm able to forget right now. It's very good for me since I've recently became disabled because before or a medical error. I am very thankful for authors.
Barbara Thompson

Jillian Kent said...

Hi Susan,
Thanks for loving Jillian Kent books. :)So glad you enjoy historical fiction.

Hi Barbara,
I'm glad that books can ease a bit of the burden of disability. That would be so hard. And if you love Amish books you have our own Beth Shriver here on this blog and if I can brag on my friend Serena B. Miller, her books are great too. In fact they are making a movie of one of her books and you can see the filming days here:

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Don't put my name in the drawing, Jillian. I've read all three of your books and loved them.

Jillian Kent said...

Thanks Lena. Appreciate that!

Martha W. Rogers said...

If a mystery or suspense is available, I'll pick it up before all the others. I love a good mystery. I had to grimace because I found an error or two after we'd been so careful (I thought) in my own books.
marthalrogers (at) sbcglobal(.) net.

Beth Shriver said...

They all sound great Jillian! If I win give mine to Barbara Thompson:)Hi Barbara!!

Jillian Kent said...

Hi Martha,
I love mystery/suspense too Martha. Those pesky errors do have a way of showing up now and then. :)

Thanks Beth! You're a riot. I think that's the first time ever I've seen anyone say that.

I was just thinking this am that someone could bless their church with this series too. I want to try and get a younger generation reading so they know how great Christian Fiction can be.

Susan P said...

I like getting the good books into my church library also. I agree - these would be excellent for that! When I get done reading a good one I will usually try to give it to my church library or suggest they buy it (and they usually do).

Jillian Kent said...

I'd love to see my own church grow a really great libaray. And I know some of the mega churches have their own bookstores. A fun way to pass the books around.

Jillian Kent said...

And the winner is Barbara Thompson! Congratulations Barbara! I'll be in touch to get your mailing information. Thanks to all of you for the comments and conversation. Appreciate each of you.