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Feb 28, 2013

Promo Post and a $50 GC Giveaway: Odor of Violet by Ju Ephraime

Hi everyone! I hope you're all doing great! I'm here today to feature the book entitled The Odor of Violet by Ms. Ju Ephraime. Today we're all going to get a glimpse of what's inside the book. Plus the generous author is giving away a $50 GC to a luck commenter. Read on to know more about this giveaway!



Full of self-doubt as he struggled to regain his independence, the last thing Damien was looking for when he hired his new assistant, was to fall in love. So, he fought it for as long as he could, until the feelings he had for Lisa kept chipping away at him. Exposing a heart he had thought encased in stone, never to love again.

Lisa, a gentle, caring individual, a professional nurse, and inexperienced in matters of the heart, was ill-equipped to deal with the emotional and physical attraction she felt for her boss, Damien Falconer. Fully cognizant of the pitfalls that exist in such a relationship, Lisa fought equally hard to resist the powerful lure of Damien.

The blistering attraction between Damien and Lisa was searing in its intensity. Both were trying desperately to do the right thing, but the fates had other plans for them. Can two hearts that were broken be made whole again?…..


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 onher 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?”

Author Bio:

I can’t recall a time in my life when I wasn’t writing. I know I started a long, long, time ago. I began writing short stories for the local radio station in my home town, which were read on the air at
story time. After I had my children, I went back to school to further my education. I have since earned several degrees, including two Masters and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration
from Northeastern University in Boston. During the course of my schooling, I wrote and published a working curriculum for a career school, as well as, other literary works. A couple years ago, I revisited my first love, writing for fun and enjoyment.

I live in a small town in Connecticut, where the closest thing to a mall is a shopping strip, so nothing exciting happens there. I’m a mother of three and a grandmother of five. My dog Bondine is my
favorite companion when I take up pen and paper to write.

Many of my stories are set in the places I've visited. The children I encounter during my travels determine the theme of the book. I love to write stories about talented, inquisitive, and curious
children who are thirsty for knowledge.

When I’m not writing my children books, I write romance novels under a pen name. Oftentimes, I take the time to visit the places in which my stories are set, which is the icing on the cake. My second love is traveling, and those times when I can combine writing with traveling, I’m usually in writers' heaven because I’m doing my two most favorite things...


Ju will be awarding a $50.00 Gift Certificate
(winner's choice: Amazon, Kobo, B&N, or ENVISION) 
to one randomly chosen commenter. 

Just answer this question: 
What is your favorite fragrant/odor in the world? 
(it could be anything, food, perfume, flower, place.. etc)


  1. Goddess Fish PromotionsFebruary 28, 2013 7:34 PM

    Thank you for hosting today.

  2. Thank you for hosting my book review tour, Lady Krishna. I do sincerely appreciate it. I wish all your readers good luck, and will check back to read their comments.


  3. Good morning Ju,
    Thank you for your excerpt of The Odor of Violet. I enjoy the idea of the professional and the sight challenged client. It appears as if it will an interesting and romantic story.
    Your educational qualifications indicate that your research would allow me to trust you as an author and lose myself in the story.
    Yours truly

  4. Hmmm...not to get mushy or anything but my favorite smell in the world is of my fiance Josh...obviously not when he's just worked out or anything, but that mix of his soap and just...him :)

  5. thanks for the chance to win

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

  6. There are so many! Maybe I'll go with coffee, since I love it so much and the scent makes me happy...

  7. I love the scent of cinnamon buns, my granmother used to make them for me, when I was with her in the holidays and so the scent reminds me of her :)

    shadorunner1987 at gmail dot com

  8. I love the smell of hyazinth, I usually got them for my birthday when I was a kid and so the stuck with me. What smells do you like?


  9. You say you write romance novels under a pen name. This story sounds like a sensitive and beautiful romance.

  10. The scent of chocolate ^^

  11. I like the smell of grass after it rained.


  12. It's an intersting topic to read about, did you had any help while writing the story?

    lennascloud AT gmail DOT com

  13. Hm, there are differnt scents that I like, it also depends on the season, coffee is of course an all time favorite ;)

    galaschick78 at gmail dot com

  14. I love the smell of babies after there bath. I loved snuggling up with my neice and nephews when they were babies and the smell of their hair. It was very comforting.

  15. I love the smell of babies after there bath. I loved snuggling up with my neice and nephews when they were babies and the smell of their hair. It was very comforting.

  16. I love the smell of flowers, especially roses.

  17. I love rain on hot earth. It's a welcome smell in Summer.


  18. the smell of roses

  19. Thanks for letting me join this lovely tour!

  20. Thanks for commenting on this post! And I agree with you. Ju's educational qualification is pretty awesome!

  21. Thanks for joining in the fun! I think everyone in here sees how in love you are with your fiance and i don't think that's being 'mushy' at all.

    Good Luck!

  22. Thanks for commenting in here! I hope you'll read the book as well.

  23. I definitely agree with you! The scent of coffee is absolutely good! Thanks for commenting and joining the giveaway! <(^_^)>

  24. Cinnamon does smell good too! Thanks for joining the giveaway!

  25. The scent of chocolate makes my mouth water! Thanks for joining the giveaway!

  26. I think you're a pretty nature lover. Thanks for joining the giveaway!

  27. Yes! I agree babies have a distinct smell. You just hug them and cuddle. Thanks for joining the giveaway!

  28. You're a Summer kind of girl, aren't you? lol!

    Thanks for joining the giveaway!

  29. Yes! Roses do smell good. Especially when they came from someone special!

    Thanks for joining the giveaway!
    Good luck!

  30. You're answer is like Anastasia's answer. And I agree, coffee smells so wonderful. It's relaxing.

    Thanks for joining the giveaway!

  31. I guess you enjoyed your birthdays with hyacinth that's why it became your favorite smell. Well, I hope you'll get a hyacinth for your next birthday!

    Thanks for joining the giveaway!


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