Win a Signed Copy of A Manuscript

My friend, Dana Marton and I have put together a contest. Like both of our FaceBook author pages by April 30 at 5 eastern time and you’ll be entered to win a signed copy of my Beauty and The Best manuscript, an ARC of Catch of a Lifetime, and a signed tote bag, plus bookmarks, excerpt booklets and other stuff.

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And the winners are…

     The winners of the ARCs of Genie Knows Best (November 2011), are:
Congratulations, ladies! Check your email for contacting me to receive your advanced reading copy of Genie Knows Best, and thanks to EVERYONE for playing along! I hope you all enjoy the (magic carpet) ride!!!

Contest: ARC Up For Grabs

So, my publicist just sent me a few more Advanced Reading Copies (ARC) of Genie Knows Best (November 2011) and I’m now giving away 2 copies (see sidebar). Just leave a comment and your email address below to be entered to win. I’ll draw the winner on Oct 1, so you’ll have it a full month before release date! I will add your email to my mailing list, but there is always an Unsubscribe option, and I do NOT share your email address with anyone.

And if you tell your friends, and they include your name in their post, you’ll have another entry into the drawing, so feel free to share the word! Contest starts now! I do have to limit the winner to US addresses only. Sorry. [No purchase necessary. :)]

A little bit about the book:

Genie Knows Best

  • second in the Bottled Magic series
  • Sourcebooks Casablanca, November 2011
  • ISBN: 978-1-4022-4190-1

Be Careful What You Wish For…

Samantha Blaine is about to make a fateful discovery. A tall, dark, handsome, ohmygosh kind of fateful discovery…

Kal is very pleased to meet his attractive new master–especially since he intends to seduce her into granitng him freedom. But when seriously dark magic spells trouble for both of them, Kal can’t help himself from falling for the woman who holds his fate in her hands…

Warmly acclaimed by readers and critics alike, Judi Fennell brings to life a fabulous world of magic and mayhem where wishes come true in the most unexpected ways!

Praise for I Dream of Genies, book 1 in the Bottled Magic Series:

“You will want to believe in magic!” – Kerrelyn Sparks, NYT Best-selling author of The Vampire and The Virgin

“Ms. Fennell leaves you breathless with wonder and laughter.” – Bitten by Books

“Sultry sex scenes, sweet but passionate romance, and quick-moving action…will keep the reader enraptured.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Absolutely delightful…will keep readers amused and completely enthralled.” – Fresh Fiction

Win $$$ – Kinda…

Sign up for Ellen Meister’s mailing list and you could win a $25 gift card!

Ellen Meister has an exciting new book coming out next year and she wants to keep you abreast of the news. So she has a special offer … sign up for her mailing list now and you will  automatically be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift card.

Just click here, fill out the form, and remember to click through when you get the confirmation email. That’s it. Ellen only sends out a few updates a year, so you won’t be bombarded. Besides, I think you’ll want to hear about her breakthrough novel, THE OTHER LIFE (Putnam/2011), which is already getting great early buzz.
Pitched as “Jodi Picoult meets THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE,” THE OTHER LIFE tells the story of a suburban mom expecting her second child who discovers that she might be able to slip through a portal to the life she would have had if she never got married. When a routine sonogram reveals unexpected problems, her grief lures her to escape to the life that might have been …  in which she discovers that she stayed with her neurotic ex-boyfriend, and that her mother, who committed suicide several years before, is very much alive.

“Gripping! A truly fascinating story of love, loss, and a magical place in between.”
Beth Harbison, New York Times bestselling author of HOPE IN A JAR

“Intriguing, stimulating, original, unpredictable, frightening, utterly engaging–THE OTHER LIFE reminded me why I love to read. Ellen Meister is a writer with a limitless future.”
Michael Palmer, New York Times bestselling author of THE SECOND OPINION and THE LAST SURGEON

“In her riveting breakthrough novel, THE OTHER LIFE, gifted storyteller Ellen Meister doesn’t just peek in on a young mother who straddles between love and doubt, she blows it open with a story of one who straddles two parallel universes, each with its own perilous decisions. It is a brave and honest exploration of the precarious limits of motherhood that will make readers wonder if Meister followed them with a probe and felt their racing hearts and hopes. If you have ever second guessed the biggest decisions of your life (and who hasn’t), THE OTHER LIFE is a captivating homage to the question, does love conquer all?”
Saralee Rosenberg, author of DEAR NEIGHBOR, DROP DEAD and FATE AND MS. FORTUNE

“Ellen Meister makes a big leap toward the literary in THE OTHER LIFE, a book where “What if” becomes the most powerful question in the world. This is the thinking woman’s beach read, a love story to the modern family, written with a deep and lovely understanding of mothers and daughters and the sacrifices they’ll make for each other.”
Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING

“THE OTHER LIFE is a provocative and unique tale of the road not taken. Ellen Meister puts a magical, masterful spin on one of my favorite questions: “What if?” What if you took both roads? You won’t want to miss this one!”

Sarah Addison Allen, New York Times bestselling author of THE GIRL WHO CHASED THE MOON

“I loved this emotional powerhouse of a novel that asks a daring “what if…” and manages to be as charming and funny as it is thoughtful and moving. Brava, Ellen Meister!”
Melissa Senate, author of SEE JANE DATE and THE SECRET OF JOY

First Beach Getaway Winner!

Kate Hackett


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The Atlantis Inn


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Hibiscus House

Win One of 3 Romantic Getaways!


I am thrilled to announce that the Atlantis Inn in Ocean City, NJ and Hibiscus House in West Palm Beach, FL have joined with me to offer the opportunity to win one of 3 romantic getaway packages at these wonderful Bed & Breakfasts.


All the rules and entry info is available on my website,, so check it out and enter today.


So, why these contests? Funny you should ask. I have a few Top 10 lists to answer those questions:


Top 10 Reasons I’m Running This Contest

1. I’ve entered many contests in my day and asked a lot of you to vote for me; it’s time to give back. Three online voting contests; three romantic getaways!

2. The ocean inspired these stories. I want to share that with my readers.

3. Our family loves going to Florida which is where some of the ideas and information came from for Catch of a Lifetime.

4. Erica & Reel, Rod & Val highly recommend the Atlantis Inn.

5. Logan and Angel have fond memories of the Hibiscus House and hope you will as well.

6. As my writing friends know, promotion, promotion, promotion – please tell your friends!

7. We take an annual vacation to Ocean City, NJ and I wanted to share the great times we’ve had there with readers. 

8.  To give winning readers the perfect atmosphere in which to read my stories. 

9. Sharks have a bad rap. Visit Vince the Great White and Hammerhead Harry and tell ’em Reel sent you.

10.  To add a little spice to your day, and if you win, hopefully a LOT of spice to your nights.


Top 10 Reasons You Should Enter This Contest

1. Atlantis Inn? My Mer stories takes place in Atlantis. Was there ever any question?

2. Recommended by 3 out of 3 Mers – no better recommendation than that when discussing a land-based vacation.

3. Livingston, Chief of the ASA, personally guarantees the cleanliness of the environs, as he has the quintessential bird’s eye view of both places.

4. You’ll get neat emails from me.

5. Be the first on your block to hear when the next book in the Mer series will be released. Maybe even see some deleted scenes.

6. Free books from talented authors and other fun stuff for the winners. 

7. A specially signed copy of my book for the package you win. 

8. What better place to read stories set at the beach than at the beach?

9. You deserve a break today, so get up and get away to a B&B!

10. You don’t have to be quiet since the kids won’t be around. Just don’t wake your neighbors!


Names and Faces and Tshirts

The internet makes it possible to meet people from all over, but rarely do you get a chance to take it to the next level and meet in person. This trip has been a bonanza on that front and here are a few more of my online friends in a face-to-face:

Starr Ambrose, Meredith Duran, Moi

The Gather 3: Starr Ambrose, Meredith Duran, Moi


Fellow First Chapters entrant, Terry Molina

Fellow First Chapters entrant, Terry Molina


The VFRW Raffle Winner, Nancy Naigle of Virginia

The VFRW Raffle Winner, Nancy Naigle of Virginia

These are the “Priceless” tshirts my chapter sells. I bought mine last year – and it “worked”!! 🙂

Me and Daria. See to order these shirts.

Me and Daria. See to order these shirts.