Hop on! It’s Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring, Blog Hop time!

10730936_682050778572597_8745532797462617138_nWelcome on Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring, Blog Hop!Hop around the blogs (list below), and check out all the individual giveaways, as well as a Rafflecopter giveaway where you can enter for chances to win a $70 gift card to either Amazon or B&N (winners choice). The hop will start midnight EST on March 21st and end midnight EST on March 23rd (the Rafflecopter will also be live only during that period)!


Shannon, springSun is shining and it’s time to say goodbye to our winter demons. Yes, demons. For me winter is the hardest and darkest time, and I bet half the Finns feels just like me. From October till the end of February it’s dark when we go to work and it’s dark when we come home…and cold…so, freaking cold! But on March…the days are brighter. Sun, which has been hiding someplace warmer, comes out, birds find their way back to Finland and the snow starts to melt. Air smells like spring!

So what better time for me to write the final part of my teen read, McLean Twins series, give hope for my characters and a promise of something good…I won’t tell you what will happen in that story. Not really. But I reveal this much…at least my teen witches will have a chance to beat the evil, get help from an unexpected direction, and find their inner strength on a moment all hope is gone…Yep, that’s it, zipping my mouth now 🙂

Black Diamond, McLean TwinsShake your winter coat away, burn your face in the sun. Sing! Shout! Live! Spring is the best part of the year as everything, and I mean everything, awakes from the winter sleep…Pick up a new book. Pick up lots of books and lay on the grass with your bare feet being tickled by the grass. Smile! It’s spring!

And if you don’t know what book to pick, take a look at the books in this blog hop. Let the Rafflecopter pick you something surprising. Step out of your comfort zone and try something new. And please, please, remember to leave a positive review if you liked the new book you just read. It really is a best compliment an author can get!


BlackDiamond_paino-1Want to win a copy of Black Diamond (Book 1 of McLean Twins series)? It’s easy! Comment on this post and you’ll participate on the drawing! Random.org will pick up the winners on next week!

Blurb of Black Diamond:

Part One of McLean Twins Series

After her mom’s sudden death, twelve-year-old Shannon McLean has to move from the US to the English countryside to live with her mysterious father, Connor McLean, whom she hasn’t seen since she was a baby. Soon she discovers that he doesn’t want her around and her moving into his huge manor, Greyman Hill, is nothing more to him than a compulsory deal. But if he does not exactly give her a warm welcome, his servant Robert is most likely an incarnation of evil. He runs the house with an iron touch and makes everyone who works there his little puppets.

Weird things start to happen and the whole place scares the crap out of Shannon. Her dad can control her just by looking at her. The walls are full of secret passages and apparently she has the talent to awaken the ghosts in them. Every day is worse than the day before and she wants badly to run away but discovers it’s impossible. If she wants to stay alive she has to do exactly as her dad says or else she will not only jeopardize her own life but also the lives of the people around her.

While Shannon struggles to find the magic inside her, Connor is slowly turning into a demon. One carelessly spoken word from her could either save or destroy them both. In the end she has to decide whether to save herself and her loved ones, or lose her dad to the darkness and evil that threaten to eat his soul.

“Black Diamond by Jennifer Loiske is mind candy!” (Examiner)


What are you waiting for? Hop on the next blog!

Just Natalie (US)
Author Linda Bolton (US)
Making Believe (INT)
From the Desk of Nadia Kilrick (INT)
Life According to Jane (INT)
Confessions of a Well-Fed Starving Artist (INT)
Diary of Two Mad Authors (INT)
Dominique Goodall (INT)
 A New Day Has Begun (INT)
Vixie’s Stories (INT)
Lauri Fern (US)
Debra Shiveley Welch Love and Writing (INT)
Darke Heat Romantic Suspense

 Happy hopping!

Jen x

P.S. Don’t forget to participate on the GIVEAWAY through Rafflecopter!!! Click here to enter!

About jenniferloiske

Jennifer Loiske lives in Finland in Naantali, which is a small sunny town on the southwest coast. She is a pre-school teacher by profession but she stayed at home when her youngest daughter suffered brain fever, which developed severe epilepsy in 2004. She is a workaholic Teen/Young Adult author, who loves dark fantasy, teen movies, chips and candies and warm sunny days. She’s also very keen on charity work and a big part of her royalties goes to the charity; mainly to help families with epileptic children but also to the epilepsy units in the hospitals. As a huge fan of dark novels Jennifer's bookshelf is full of books from L.J. Smith, Alyson Noel, Stephanie Meyer, Chloe Neill, Michelle Rowen, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Amanda Hocking and Lauren Kate. She’s also a huge fan of music from Evanescence, Linkin Park, Within Temptation, OneRepublic and Disturbed. But her hunger for music is endless and depend on what mood she’s in or what kind of book she’s working on. She can be pretty much an omnivore when it comes to music.
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14 Responses to Hop on! It’s Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring, Blog Hop time!

  1. Would love to win a book 🙂 Also, how does the blog hop work??

    • Yay! Thank you! Technically this Blog Hop starts tomorrow but since I’m in a dizzerent time zone I had to post this already 🙂 Blog Hop is basically hopping from blog to blog. We have one theme but every post is different. Come back tomorrow and click the blog links below the post. After that, just enjoy! Oh, and remember to enter the Rafflecopter. There are bunch of great prizes 🙂

    • Congratulations! You won a copy of Black Diamond. Please email me: jenniferloiske(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Lovely! Getting a head start on hopping across blogs!

  3. So fun ‘hopping’ around!! 🙂

  4. janecarroll674854527 says:

    So excited for Spring…we don’t have a hard winter here…but…it’s nothing like Spring! Enjoy the warmer days!

  5. nadiakilrick says:

    Fun, fun, fun! I’m hopping all over the world today and never leaving my chair. 🙂

  6. Lauri Fern says:

    I’m loving all of the great posts on this hop!

  7. lacipaige says:

    Winter is hard on me too, I think it has to do with the darkness coming early in the evening. Because when the days get longer, and the sun is up longer, I’m happier than I was all winter. I wouldn’t fare well in the extreme north or south. Either way I’d be a mess lol. Great blog, thanks for being in the hop!

  8. PnPAuthors says:

    What an amazing website. I will return and bring my friends. I tweeted this site too.
    pattimari, therapist, author and VP of PnPAuthors where we promote authors free.

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