Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Have A Merry, Merry Christmas




A Special Holiday Offer from the

ENVISION SCHOOL PUBLISHING!
Dear Friends:

The holidays are the perfect time to let you know how much you are valued and appreciated as a faithful readers of ENVISION Family of Authors.

We're looking forward to a prosperous and exciting 2015 and are planning to bring you tons of new titles for your reading pleasure.

Thank you for letting us carter to your reading pleasure this year! If you haven't seen our current list of new releases recently, you can check them out online at http://www.envisionschoolpublishing or on Ju’s website at http://www.juliaeantoine.com

As a token of our appreciation, we're happy to give one lucky winner a $25.00 Amazon gift card and five lucky winner a copy of one of the following newest releases. Or a copy of our adult Christmas love story, Footsteps in the Sand.





With many thanks and our best wishes for a happy holiday season,




Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Monthly Contest For Rhapsody In Paris!




 Enter my monthly contest to win an authorgraphed copy of my newest release, RHAPSODY IN PARIS, the grand finale in the LaCasse Series:


http://www.amazon.com/Rhapsody-Paris-LaCasse-Book-4-ebook/dp/B00LAECDTQ/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1405559127&sr=1-1&keywords=ju+ephraime






Blurb:

As the only one of her siblings not yet married, Franchesca LaCasse buries herself in her work to keep from dwelling on her circumstances. An accomplished biochemist, she is usually able to do just that. But when she takes a tumble, directly in the path of the most handsome man she’s ever seen, life as she knows it undergoes a complete change. After experiencing his touch when he assists her, she yearns for more of it and accepts his offer to recuperate at his beautiful home in the town of Nice. But all is not as it seems. First she’ll have to learn to trust him completely, even when her intuition tells her otherwise because nothing matters to her anymore but the touch of this stranger. He draws her like a moth to flame.

Reeling from the shock of having a woman fall directly in his path, Damon Dumont isn’t prepared for the effect trying to revive her will have on him. Distancing himself from the opposite sex after the devastating betrayal of the woman who had pledged to love him, the last thing he’s looking for is a relationship. But, as she opens her eyes and looks up at him, he feels the impact of her gaze like a shock, as his body responds like he’s never experienced before. He’s in a quandary, unable to walk away. So, to keep her by his side, he opens up his home to her and, in so doing, also opens his heart, as he surrenders to the sensual fire that threatens to consume him every time he looks into her eyes.

Read a review:

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J.K. Accinni's review
Jul 08, 14

Read in July, 2014

Well, well, well. I finally found it; an indie that can write! This author's style of writing is everything I wish other writers could be. Yes...it's nice to have different styles, but not when the book suffers. (This book GLOWS) Many authors mistake their style for professionalism when it is merely the forced words of ineptitude. Anything by Amanda Hocking and the author of the Twilight series come to mind. (Ms Hocking started out as an indie.)

But this author clearly is well read herself and has developed the knack it takes to truly engaged the reader. She doesn't jump from scene to scene telling the story. She shows us as she glides beautifully with complete descriptions of what the characters are doing and the reactions to why. I don't see plot holes or missteps, editing errors or grammar inaccuracies. I see only a glorious writer that wants to share her characters as they fully enjoy themselves. I feel it from her crafted words. And I say crafted because I can feel the time she took to immerse herself in her story instead of throwing word on paper for me to read. .

I take this time to comment mostly on the skill of the author because I see so many reviews that regurgitate plot and/or pan the author's skill. Yes, of course the plot is good. But I believe this author could write about a turnip picking contest and the writing would be enthralling.

Do yourself a special favor. Introduce yourself to this fine writer's work. You will not be disappointed.

Click on the button to enter my monthly contest:

http://www.envisionschoolpublishing.com/contest

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Odor of Violet


 
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About the Author:

Ju Ephraime began writing professionally at age 19; at that time, she wrote short stories for the local radio station in her home town. She gave up writing to pursue her education and has since earned several degrees, including two Masters and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University in Boston.  During the course of her schooling, she wrote and published a working curriculum for a career school, a business manual and its answer key, as well as other literary work.  In 2010 she revisited her first love, writing for fun and enjoyment.  She writes high heat, steamy, romance novels. The first was, State of Ecstasy in the LaCasse series, which was soon followed by, Temptation to Sin, Loving Therèse, #2 in the LaCasse series. Ju has gone on to write several more books, including, The Odor of Violet, on tour this month, Complete Surrender, #3 in the LaCasse series; as well as, a Christmas Novella, Footsteps in the Sand and her award winning paranormal, White Magic Woman, Quarterfinalist in Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest, 2013, out of over 10,000 entrants.

Ju lives in Connecticut, where she is very active in her community. She is the administrator of a business school and the president of a non-profit organization that dresses individuals for job interviews. Find and Follow:  Website   Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads    Amazon Author’s Page    Google+

 READ A BRIEF  EXCERPT

Ms. Andrews walked into the room, and Damien felt the air leave his lungs. He could not see her, but he felt Jake’s reaction also. He was not certain if he was mirroring Jake’s reaction to the candidate or his own overactive imagination. Whatever the reason, he had a physical reaction to whomever it was that walked into his library. She was polite and calm, and he sensed she had a smile on her face because Jake had an answering smile in his voice when he greeted her. Poor Damien, he couldn’t see a thing, but boy, was he aware of her. He could smell the fragrance she was wearing, and it was doing strange things to his body.
There was a hint of jasmine, mixed with a bit of musk, but the overwhelming scent was of violet. He recognized the scent because of the perfusion of violet plants that grew in the garden surrounding his house.
It was his favorite flower. He was never tired of sitting on the porch just inhaling its heady fragrance. On Ms. Andrews, the fragrance was positively intoxicating. The mixture of violet with her unique scent was overpowering. Damien was almost in pain from the strength of his physical reaction to her. He was uncomfortable in his seat and kept fidgeting and moving to get a more comfortable position. He did not want either Jake or the young woman to notice his discomfort. He desperately wanted to see the woman who was in his library, but he had to be content with just listening to her responses to Jake’s questions.
She sounded a bit flustered because she would begin each response with a slight nervous laugh, and Jake would respond in kind. This exchange between the two infuriated Damien, who wanted to participate in the conversation. He interrupted one of Jake’s questions to her with one of his own.

“Tell me, Ms. Andrews, how long have you been out of school?”


Friday, January 31, 2014

Complete Surrender Giveaway



Complete Surrender
(LaCasse Book 3)
Ju Ephraime

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Book Description:

Raymond LaCasse had just completed his studies in Paris and was on his way home, to the French Caribbean island of Martinique, little did he know sharing a taxi with a beautiful stranger would change his life in ways he could have never imagined. His couldn’t get the beautiful woman out of his mind, long after she had collected her belongs and left the taxi they’d shared on the way to the airport. Who was this gorgeous woman? He wish the drive had been longer, so he could have spent a longer time in her company. He’d get his wish, but not in the way he’d imagined.

Gabrielle Descotte, a model by profession, had agreed to assist her brother in carrying out an illegal feat. She loved her brother dearly and would do anything for him, but when she met his intended target, Raymond LaCasse, she swiftly had a change of heart. She now had to choose, her brother or the man who occupies her every waking moment, to the exclusion of all else.

Divided by loyalties and bound by a desire that drives them into each other’s arms, Raymond and Gabrielle find themselves in a convoluted web of deceit and danger that almost destroy their new-found love and tear them apart….

 
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