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Jennifer Rardin Tribute Giveaway

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

Jaz and Vayl have been assigned to travel to Inverness to prevent an assassination that has the potential to upset the balance between the west coast vampire nests and allow another Raptor to emerge. In the power vacuum left by Edward “the Raptor” Samos’ death, a struggle for supremacy has begun between his former allies: The Coven of Inverness, the Valencian Weres and The Flock. The struggle takes on a new twist when Pete learns that the Valencians have hired an assassin to take out the Coven’s leader, a powerful witch named Floraidh Halsey. Jaz and Vayl must stalk a killer as wily and Gifted as themselves as they travel through the wild, stark beauty of the Highlands. Their travels also bring new heights to their romance, a new depth to their passion, and a bond they are both, at last, willing to seal.

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.

Good Luck!

By Has

Has is a voracious reader and a geek at heart! She is a fan of most sub-genres of romance and fantasy, but especially loves fantasy and some sci fi. She's currently looking out for historical romances with unusual settings, and fantasy romance, in the vein of Anne Bishop and Elizabeth Vaughan who are on her list of favourite authors. She's also a fan of authors such as Tamora Pierce, Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, Ann Aguirre, Lisa Kleypas and Nalini Singh. She is always on the look out for new authors and loves the feeling of discovering a brand new author and books she loves.

61 replies on “Jennifer Rardin Tribute Giveaway”

I’ve read the first two books, so I would choose #3, Biting the Bullet, although it’s my least favorite cover.

jen at delux dot com

I’d never had the chance to read any of her books but I really really want to so if I should be the lucky winner I wish for book number 1. Once Bitten Twice Shy.
Thank you for this great giveaway.

So sad to hear she’d passed away I’d just recently been introduced to the series and she was a great author

Can you pick book 7?! If not book 6 Bite Marks

Please, please, please I’d love “Bitten in Two”! I love her writing and especially Vayl; and I truly really hope to own her books – my country is not one of the best to get them from such an awesome author.
Please enter me in such a wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much for this chance!

I would love to win the first book in the series.

Thanks,

ashleysbookshelf[@]gmail[.]com

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Ashley’s Bookshelf

I never knew this author but it saddens me to hear about her passing! 🙁

I have book 1 in my TBR pile but haven’t read it yet. So I would choose book 2, if I get lucky 🙂

Thank you for the tribute giveaway!

Cherry Mischievous

I was shocked to learn she had passed away last week, my condolences to her loved ones!

I have two books of the Jaz series at home but haven’t read them yet.

I’d love to win books 2 & 3 (because I own books 1 and 6 at home)

Thank you very much for doing this!
TyngaUF(a)gmail.com

Thanks for the giveaway. Jennifer was a great author, I love the Jaz Park series! It’s very sad that she passed away.

I would like Bitten in Two – Jaz Parks #7 please as I have read all the others.

montana_sky(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

It is so sad to see a creative mind go away from this world. I just received her first book and I can’t hardly wait to read it. I would love to enter in the giveaway for the second book: Another One Bites the Dust. Thank you so much.

kaguya2000(at)gmail(dot)com

So sorry to hear of the loss of a great author. I’ve seen these books before, but haven’t read them. I’d love to give them a try. I choose book 1, Once Bitten, Twice Shy.

I’m sad to hear one of my favorite authors has passed away. The Jaz Parks series is awesome and one of my favorites. Can’t wait to get my hands on book #5!

Such a shame to see someone so young die so suddenly. She was actually recommended to me about a month before her death but I hadn’t had the chance to try her yet. I’d like to be entered for Once Bitten, Twice Shy.

I would love to have Once Bitten Twice Shy. I have had her books on my wishlist for some time and I wish I would of gotten to them sooner. I have heard amazing things about her and her books. Please enter me, I would love to start on the world she created

I’ve not yet read the Jaz Parks series, but would like to. If I win, I’d like the first book.

I was so sorry to read about Ms. Rardin. You are recognizing her work in such a wonderful way. Thank you.

I’d love to have ‘Another One Bites the Dust’.

Thanks for doing this. I was so sad and upset when I heard the news.

I would love to have #3 Biting The Bullet. She will be sorely missed.

seriousreader at live dot com

I would love to win Once Bitten, Twice Shy so I could start the Jaz Parks series at the beginning.

Sad to say I’ve read any by her nor do I have any. That being said I’d love to read the first one of hers.
scrtsbpal at yahoo.com

It’ so sad that she had to die so young. I haven’t read any of her books so would love a chance to win book 1. Thanks for this great giveaway in tribute to Jennifer

I am interested in teh first book of the series. So i can see where it all began. I have heard nothing but good things about this author. I am sorry about the book worlds loss. I would love to read these books. These books cause you to use your imagaination which (at age 42) is full of hot guys and great pick up lines LOL
chaarmedone1512@aol.com

I’d like the first book in the series. I’ve read the books at the library, but the first book stuck in my head. I was sorry to hear that the author had passed away.

I’d like the first book in the series. I’ve read the books at the library, but the first book stuck in my head. I was sorry to hear that the author had passed away.

P.S If this is a double comment I apologize, but I got an error message the first time I tried to comment.

I’ve only had the pleasure of reading book 1 so far, and would love a chance to read book 2, Another One Bites The Dust.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Such a shame to lose someone so talented, if I won would love book #1 please thanks
natcleary at gmail dot com

I was sorry to hear of her death and I think this is a great tribute. I would like Book #2 Another One Bites the Dust.

I would like the first one of the series.
I’ve known of the existence of the books for a very long time, but kept putting them off. And it makes me sad now, that she has died.

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