Ten Days of Giveaways: Day Ten

To celebrate the release of the fourth book in the Amaranthine series I am hosting ten days of giveaways on this blog! Each day from, May 22 – 31, I will post a tiny excerpt of the fourth book and a prize. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment with your email address on the blog and you will be automatically entered to win the prize being given away in that blog post! (yes, that means to enter for all ten prizes you have to comment on each of the ten blogs.) If you’re not comfortable leaving your address in a comment, please email it to m at Joleene (at) JoleeneNaylor.com and be sure to let me know which blog you’re entering for.  Random.org will pick the winners on June 4th. I will contact the winners for your mailing address and send the prizes shortly after.


Day Ten:

Jorick stopped suddenly and picked something up from the bed. “What’s this?”

“What’s what?”

He slowly unfolded his clenched fingers to reveal the silver cross; Velnya’s cross. “Where did you get this?”

She snatched it away from him and dropped her eyes, her cheeks pink. “I found it in the fireplace.”

“Why didn’t you leave it there? If you want jewelry I’ll get you some. Now, give me that and I’ll throw it away.” Though his words were casual, something in his eyes made Katelina’s chest twist painfully.


One lucky winners will get a “silver*” cross on a length of ribbon, all in a snazzy gift box:

Snazzy gift box

necklace close up

The ribbon is long enough that the winner can adjust it to desired length.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by! This is the last giveaway, and winners for all ten will be drawn June 4th, so if you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the other Ten Days of Giveaways blogs!

If you were Katelina, would you keep the cross, or throw it away? (I’ll share the most interesting answers(s) on facebook.)

*not REAL silver. Just silver colored. 😉

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  1. Crystal Young

     /  May 31, 2012

    I would be tempted to throw it away but I would keep it as it meant something to Jorick.

  2. that is a hard choice! I would keep it, but put it somewhere safe. 🙂

  3. sienny

     /  May 31, 2012

    i think i’ll keep it. it’s obviously something important, or at least meaningfull

  4. alicia

     /  May 31, 2012

    Even though looking at it would be a constant reminder I believe Id keep it to show Jorick that she accepts his past and isnt jealous of what he once had with his wife.

  5. jennifer gruenberg

     /  May 31, 2012

    I would keep it but i wouldn’t have hid it. Velnya should be remembered because she is part of the reason Jorick is who he is today. His love for her and loss should be remembered. syndiasia@yahoo.com

  6. amy owen

     /  May 31, 2012

    I’d keep it. I understand why she keeps it, it does seem rather sad to completely erase someone and Katelina may have a little guilt as well because of the destruction of the “shrine.” Plus, I bet it makes her wonder what would happen if she were to die. Would she be erased too? Or would Jorick pine for her like he pined for Velnya? Besides, for good or ill, Velnya was a part of Jorick’s life for a long time and as previous posts have stated, you can’t throw away OR change the past. blueridgephotos@yahoo.com

    • It does seem sad, doesn’t it, Amy? if I were her I would certainly worry, especially since Jorick is going to keep living forever (potentially)!

  7. Ranena

     /  May 31, 2012

    I would keep it even thought i would want to throw it away simply because it is a symbol of love and she knows how much Jorick loved Velnya. He has also expressed his love for her so she knows how capable of love he is. Plus is reminds her they all have pasts and it makes them who they are and they shouldnt be forgotten.

  8. Sydney Cordova

     /  May 31, 2012

    I would keep it because it would show that you respect Jorick s past but still want to be his futrue. Sydsydcordoba@sbcglobal.net

  9. It’s a rule, you have to keep fireplace jewelry! jissilly@yahoo.com

  10. Shaylynn Gruenberg

     /  May 31, 2012

    I would be tempted to throw it away but then keep it because I like good luck charms.

  11. Shaylynn Gruenberg

     /  May 31, 2012

    sorry forgot my email again (Im so forgetful)

  12. jennifer gruenberg

     /  May 31, 2012

    Like mother like daughter. LOL

  13. Heck Yeah, I’m keeping it. It’s VINTAGE!!!!! 🙂 LMAO! Then again, I’d probably have tried to keep the lock of hair, too. I’m weird that way!


    PS Johnathon is right. Fireplace jewelry totally is up for grabs. Too funny!!!!!

  14. Wendy

     /  June 1, 2012

    I am wondering why he threw it away, hmm? I would keep it and try to figure out why his past still bothers him so much. I dont think we have the full story yet. And if i were Katelina i would find out! Nothing worse than old baggage.

  15. I would definitely keep it! Although it’s very brave of her to face Jorick with such an answer. That is a most precious gift to give away!


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