Saturday, July 28, 2012

Summer Fun & Giveaway with Denise Jaden

Please welcome Denise Jaden, author of Never Enough. Leave a comment to win a copy! 

You have been given your Dream Vacation. Where are you going & what are you doing?

Tahiti! Definitely. And I would be hanging out at the beach or the market by day, and with any dance group I could find at night (I am a Polynesian dancer myself.)

What if you could travel to a different time period?

I’d love to see maybe a hundred years into the future. I’ve always been intrigued by people’s predictions of what our future world will be like.

Are you a planner or a seat-of-the pants traveler?

Much to the frustration of my family, I’m the extreme planner. I try to temper my planning habits, but if I didn’t, I would have at least five things planned to do before breakfast.

What's the worst thing that's ever happened to you on vacation?

Our car broke down in San Francisco once. This is both the worst thing and one of the best things. It cost us some money we didn’t really have at the time, but it also forced us to stay in a hostel for a week extra. We met lots of wonderful people, and got to see a side of San Francisco that we probably otherwise never would have seen.

About The Book:

Loann’s always wanted to be popular and pretty like her sister, Claire. So when Claire’s ex-boyfriend starts flirting with her, Loann is willing to do whatever it takes to feel special…even if that means betraying her sister.
But as Loann slips inside Claire’s world, she discovers that everything is not as it seems. Claire’s quest for perfection is all-consuming, and comes at a dangerous price. And Loann is frightened she could lose the sister she’s always idolized.
As Claire increasingly withdraws from friends and family, Loann struggles to understand her and make amends. Can she heal their relationship—and her sister—before it’s too late?

 About The Author: 

Denise Jaden spent her high school lunch hours trying to tame her frizzy/curly hair in the bathroom, or playing freeze tag in the drama room. She attended the theatre program at college, and then enjoyed a variety of occupations, including stage production, mushroom farming, and Polynesian dancing. The first draft of her debut novel, Losing Faith, was written in 21 days during National Novel Writing Month. This is her second novel. She lives just outside Vancouver, Canada with her husband and son. Find out more online at http://www.denisejaden.comor on Twitter: @denisejaden

Leave a comment to win a copy! 
The deadline for the contest is, um, flexible--hey, it's summertime :) 


  1. Sounds like a great read.


  2. Look like a great read!

    1. You won the copy of NEVER ENOUGH. Congratulations!!! Please email me your mailing address: sydneysalter AT mac DOT com.

  3. I read an advanced ecopy of this book and really enjoyed it. I'd like an actual copy to share with my students!

  4. Tahiti is an interesting choice for a dream vacation! But I just googled it and it looks like a beautiful country! :)