Aloha Also Means Goodbye is FREE this weekend!

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Free Kindle Book

It’s free! Just this weekend!

Happy Easter! Happy Passover! Happy Spring! Happy Free Kindle Book Weekend! 

It’s hard to believe that Aloha Also Means Goodbye has been available on Kindle for almost 6 months already! It’s been such a rush reading all of the reviews written by friends and strangers alike! I never expected I’d enjoy this part so much! I love, love, love that people are enjoying Aloha Also Means Goodbye!

My favorites are the emails or comments I get from people grumbling because they stayed up way too late reading and were tired in the morning. Best compliment a writer can ever get!

We are super excited to announce that for three days this weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) Aloha Also Means Goodbye is a Free Kindle Book! That’s right, free to own, not just borrow (though it’ll always be free to borrow for Kindle owners)!

I need your help again! Could you pretty please tell a couple friends about this amazing deal? How about… 5 of them? You can share on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, in the line at Starbucks, at school drop-off or pick-up, anywhere someone looking for a fun read might be hanging out! Or, hey, even easier, just forward this post to a few friends!

Remind them that they don’t have to have a Kindle to read a free Kindle book. They can download it to the Kindle app on their smart phone, iPad, iPod, any Android tablet, or even your computer. That’s it! Then you can get on with prepping Easter baskets or figuring out how to doctor some matzah.

And, as always, thank you! I have high hopes that one day Aloha Also Means Goodbye will be the most recommended beach read around and I know I won’t get there without your help!

PS. Still holding out for the paper version? Hang in there! It’ll be out June 1st!

Those who believe in me – 30 Days of Silver Linings & Gratitude – Day 1

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Day 1
Those who believe in me
So, as the heaps of Halloween candy littering my house (and the wrappers, filling up my office wastebasket… heh) can attest to, apparently it’s November. 
And we all know what November is, right? It’s pumpkin pie month!
Nah, it’s gratitude month! YAY gratitude! 
If being grateful for a few things every morning can radically alter your brain chemistry and turn you into a happier person, celebrating a whole month of gratitude has to do something awesome like help you win the lottery, right? Or maybe it just makes you feel like you’ve already won the lottery. Win/win really.
I’m kicking off this month-long series by proclaiming my gratitude for all the people who have never once wavered in their belief in me. Those who encouraged me, read my words, helped me edit, and told me again and again how much they liked what I wrote. 
My family, my friends, and even a few virtual strangers. All with enough faith to keep me moving forward when I wavered in my belief in myself. 
And all to what end? 
Oh, just this.. My book. For sale. Today. 
 Oh yeah. 
So, let’s think of this as a soft launch, shall we? It’s just the digital version. The paperback version will be out in the new year. Consider this a reward for all y’all who’ve gone Kindle.
I am SO excited. Please read it. Please tell your friends to read it. Please have them tell their friends. I’ll be forever grateful, and haven’t we already established that November is all about gratitude?
Thank you to everyone who made it possible for me to get to this point. You’re all amazingly awesome.

Want to see what else I’m grateful for?
Check it out below!

Aloha Also Means Goodbye – 31 Days of Great Books – Book 31

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Book 31
Aloha Also Means Goodbye, by Jessica Rosenberg (aka… me)
Before you have your first baby you have all of these grandiose ideas about how you’re going to parent and what being a parent is going to be like. If you’re lucky, the instant they hand you your baby you realize that none of it is going to turn out the way you thought. If you’re less lucky, you hold on to those ideals and desperately try to force reality to conform to your aspirations. 
Turns out publishing a book is almost exactly like birthing a child. Same grandiose aspirations. Same reality not willing to conform. And just like parenting, it’s just better all around if you let go and enjoy the ride. 
Weeks ago I sent a hopeful email to my publisher asking if maybe, just maybe, I could end my 31 days series with my book, maybe directing all of you lovely readers to a pre-order page. When we realized that it wouldn’t be possible, we decided to do what we could to have the eBook version ready for sale on the last day of the series. 
Oh how my little heart pitter-pattered. Oh how my eyes bled over the last minute edits… 
And it almost worked. 
At the 11th hour something went wrong with the upload to Amazon and poof… aspirations vanished. 
So, the good news is that the eBook version of Aloha Also Means Goodbye will be for sale imminently. The bad news is that it’s not ready today. It’s all good; there’s plenty of Halloween candy to keep us distracted for a few days.
In the meantime here’s the cover and a little blurb about the book to whet your appetite. Stay tuned for the real thing to make an appearance here soon. Very, very soon. Honest! 
Jo and Jordan tied the knot five years ago in a mud hut in the middle of Zambia far from all their friends and family. Now they’re in Hawaii for a big wedding vow renewal ceremony elaborately planned by Jo’s mother. There’s just one small issue, there’s something wrong with the wedding license issued in Africa and only Jo knows.
Little does she know that the wedding license will soon prove to be the least of her problems.
Her ex, the man she was running from when she met Jordan, is on the island and he’s there with his two kids, both of whom are named after her.
Coming face to face with her past just as she’s trying to brave her future forces Jo to make some big decisions. It might even force her to grow up. Luckily she doesn’t have to do any of it on her own; her two best friends are there to hold her hand and help her down the right path.
Despite all the upheaval and complications Jo will eventually walk down the aisle to say “I do” to the man who completes her. But will the wedding that takes place be the one Jo’s mother planned? Or will it be something much, much better?  

Thank you so much for sticking with me all month! I’ve loved sharing some beloved books with you. I might even do this again next October!

Want to read the other books on this list? Here they are!

Note: Links to books are affiliate links. If you purchase something on Amazon after clicking the links you’ll be helping to fund my book buying habit. My husband will be very grateful.