Last week, it was sadly announced that author Jennifer Rardin had passed away. Jennifer wrote the Jaz Parks series which I think is one of the most fun and witty series there is in the Urban Fantasy genre. I was so glad that I came across her books which I discovered via The Smart Bitches site, and I highly enjoyed the adventures of Jax and co. Everyone at the Book Pushers sends our deepest condolences to her family and friends. You will be missed Jennifer.
You can go to Jennifer’s official website for details if you want to contribute to her memorial.
As a tribute to Jennifer, we’re going to have a collaboration with other bloggers, and will be giving away a selection of books in the Jaz Parks series.
Has/Lou/Minn @ The Book Pushers: Two books up for grabs/choice for the winners. Open internationally to where The Book Depository ships. www.thebookpushers.com
Kmont @ www.lurvalamode.com/ Giving away two books of winners choice. One international winner and one US winner.
Susi @ www.bookloversinc.com/ Giving away first book of the series. Open internationally.
Drensb @ www.drensb-spot.blogspot.com/ Has a series review and giveaway of first book.
Angela @ http://www.readingangel.com/ Giving away book of choice for winner. Open Internationally.
Ocelett @ http://www.genrereviews.com/ Will be giving away book of choice in the series.
Sidhevicious @ sidhevicious.wordpress.com Winner will choose book of choice.
Renee @ http://www.reneesbookaddiction.wordpress.com/ Book of choice. Open internationally and an essay post.
The giveaways will all start today and will end next Tuesday, October the 5th. *Note* Please check each site for end times as many of the blogs are in different time zones
Below are the blurbs/summaries of the Jaz Parks books that are currently published or will soon to be. There is a final book in the series which is currently scheduled for release in June next year, and will be the last book of the Jaz Parks series which Jennifer finished recently.
Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Jaz Parks #1
I’m Jaz Parks. My boss is Vayl, born in Romania in 1744. Died there too, at the hand of his vampire wife, Liliana. But that’s ancient history. For the moment Vayl works for the C.I.A. doing what he does best–assassination. And I help. You could say I’m an Assistant Assassin. But then I’d have to kick your ass.
Our current assignment seemed easy. Get close to a Miami plastic surgeon named Assan, a charmer with ties to terrorism that run deeper than a buried body. Find out what he’s meeting with that can help him and his comrades bring America to her knees. And then close his beady little eyes forever. Why is it that nothing’s ever as easy as it seems?
Another One Bites the Dust – Jaz Parks #2
In their latest mission, Jaz and Vayl are sent to kill an ancient Chinese vamp who’s stolen a vital piece of biotechnology. The catch? They’re undercover as street performers…and Jaz has to bellydance.
Biting the Bullet – Jaz Parks #3
The Raptor, the CIA’s longtime nemesis, is back. Jaz Parks and her vampire boss Vayl are asked to join her brother David’s special ops team to take him down. But when her spirit guide tells her that she’s being lead to the wrong man, and she starts asking the wrong questions, her life — and her job– are threatened. And the one person who can help her–her boss– is off on a wild goose chase. Add to the mix a pack of reavers bent on revenge along with a small army of desert monsters, and BITING THE BULLET will take you so close to the edge of your seat you may want to leave a pillow on the floor just in case.
Bitten to Death – Jaz Park #4
Jaz Parks and her vampire boss, Vayl, have already fought demons, vampires, and reavers. Now, juggling work and family takes on a new dimension as she tackles her latest challenge: nail the Raptor before he can reduce her to Jaz-bits, survive a head-on crash with Vayl’s violent past, and lever her twin’s military career back on track before a dishonorable discharge ruins his life. To top it off, she must also contend with her father’s issues. Is he losing his mind? Or is someone really trying to kill him – from beyond the grave?
One More Bite – Jaz Parks #5
Bite Marks – Jaz Park #6
Jaz is possessed. After biting the neck of a domyter during a forced visit to his territory, she now has unwelcome voices in her head. While fighting for supremacy in her own mind, she finds herself confronted with a near-impossible task: perform perfectly on her next mission or face the unemployment line.
Bitten in Two – Jaz Parks #7
Jaz Parks here. I. Am. Pissed. Just as Vayl and I arrive in Morocco to secure an ancient artifact, he wakes up calling me by another woman’s name. And it’s not even a good one. But since any form of argument transforms him into an unholy terror, I’m forced to play along until the gang and I can figure out what kind of power has so vastly altered his perceptions.
So it’s time for me to do what any well-trained assassin in my position might do. I attack. What follows is a hair-raising, breath-taking bullet train ride to the finish as the crew battles on multiple fronts. I now know what I have to do – I must return to hell one last time.
To enter our giveaway – just comment and state what book you would like to have!
*Note* Thanks to E_bookpusher we will also be giving away five more books!!! US Only.
This giveaway will end next Tuesday midnight GMT time.