giveaway, Promotion

#Paranormal Romance Giveaway + #Free Book

Win up to 35+ Paranormal Romance eBooks!

(2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks!
(32) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles)

Click the graphic to link to the contest page. Good Luck!

Here’s your chance to read my first book, Covert Danger, for free. If you like female spies, exotic bad guys and romance, you’ll like this one. It’s a cross between Indiana Jones and Covert Affairs.

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Happy Reading,




Flash #Free Book – A Viking Ghost …

I decided to go free for a day (March 1st only) and this is what’s happened:
#17 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Ghosts
#27 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Holidays
Link to free copy, today March 1st, only:



#99cent sale – Boxing Day – 3 books

Call me the blundering, boxing day sales person. Otherwise known as the knit wit.

I thought I had the books set to go on sale on Dec. 26th, but the day came and the books were not on sale, or so it appears to me in Canada

It turns out, two are on sale somewhere and selling (i.e., Covert Danger and Ain’t Misbehavin’) A Highland Ghost of Christmas will go on sale on the 28th. My apologies.

But why I can’t see the sale here in Canada, I don’t know. But they are selling.

I feel so bad. I’ve sent out thousands of newsletters. Urrgh. I’m not sure what happened, but it happened.

www-jo-anncarson-comDec. 28th 8am PST for 24 hours

Buy Links:

A Highland Ghost for Christmas

Covert Danger

Ain’t Misbehain’


Promotion, Publicity, Recipes

My Shortbread Recipe is on You Tube! #MondayBlogs

Mary Martinez is featuring my shortbread recipe and book on her blog,

The After Work Cook.

She even made a video from my photos, to show you how to do it.

highlandghost_cvr_medThis recipe is featured at the back of A Highland Ghost for Christmas

Where the Recipe Came From

Many years ago a Scottish lady gave me this recipe and I’ve been using it to bake shortbread every Christmas since then. I hope you love it as much as I do. Unfortunately Cullen, the hero in A Highland Ghost for Christmas, couldn’t eat it, but he said it smelled “perfect.”



Dark Justice Launches – Vengeance with Sizzle


Woo Hoo its SUPER Friday! Yep, Dark Justice: Vengeance with Sizzle, featuring Super Hero themed stories from five different authors IS OUT today!!

dark-justice-cover“In world where Mayhem and Madness Rule … there are a few who refuse defeat.
From the darkness they emerge to enact swift justice. But often the lines between villain and lover can blur leaving one to wonder, whether justice is truly blind or whether the age old of game of cat and mouse simply has higher stakes and naughtier outcomes?”

My story, Amulet of Isis, in this fabulous series is the 1st in my BRAND NEW “Sacred Curses” series!

Indie Myers didn’t think life could get much worse when her best friend Pixie was murdered, but then she was “chosen” by some unseen power to wear the mysterious and powerful Isis Amulet.
She was so not superhero material.
Amahte Prague had enough on his plate battling the lurking evils that were ready to strike any good Samaritan which crosses its path—then Indie Myers was dropped in his lap.
His protégé to teach and train into the secretive Auset league.
As good vs evil heats up, so do things between Amahte and Indie.
But nothing which is good is ever easy, and sometimes things which are bad… are oh so good!

Buy Links:
Amazon Print:
Amazon Kindle:


I’m hosting a HUGE 3-Day Long Holiday Book Bash starting Dec 16th, 17th and 18th on Facebook. New authors being featured every 30 min starting at 4:00 PM EST each of the 3 days. Though the party hasn’t officially kicked off yet, I’m holding contests EACH week up until the date of the event. The current contest (ending on Monday Nov 14th is for a limited edition PRINT ARC of the above book. Head on over and join the party and possibly snag this limited edition copy!
Party Link:

Just for Jo-Ann’s followers one commenter who joins the party now, will receive a Kindle copy of Dark Justice: Vengeance with Sizzle. Simply join the party then comment here you did. That easy!

I love to hear from readers! Feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you thought about Amulet of Isis or any of my other stories.

I can also be found at the below;
LinkedIn: Under Bobbi Romans

Happy Reading!
Bobbi Romans


I’m in a Humor Giveaway

Win Up To 20+ Humor eBooks!

(2) Grand Prize Kindle “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks!
(20+) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles)
Nov. 1-7

Craft, Promotion, Publicity

How to Use Canva to Create Ads – 6 easy steps

One – Go to

It’s a friendly site that helps you create great graphics.

Two – Choose a Design

There are many design sizes to choose from. Make sure you click on “More,” so that you can see just how many are available. Everything from e-mail headers to book covers.

The one I use most is the Facebook Post, as this size works well on blogs, twitter and FB. Click it, or whichever design interests you.

Three – Choose a Background

Most of my backgrounds are black. It’s a habit I picked up as a teacher. A black background frames everything nicely. But you can choose any color you wish and best of all, you can change it later. Plain colors are free. There are many interesting backgrounds you can pay for and they are inexpensive (most of them are a dollar USD).

Four – Upload Images

You can choose one of their images, or upload an image of your own from your computer.

Five – Add Text

Most of the time I use the plain text, which I choose from the menu on the left side of the page. The two things I remind myself at this stage are: 1) add my website 2) add the buy link. You wouldn’t believe how many times I forget.

Six – Download

If you’re happy with everything, hit download. If a part of your design costs money, this is when they will charge you. Pick up your design from your download file and save it wherever you want it.

Why am I doing this today?

A good, cyber-buddy of mine from Texas, romantic-suspense writer Marsha West, asked me to explain how I use Canva to create my ads. I hope people find it useful.

P.S. There are lots of You Tube videos about using Canva btw. What I’ve described is just the beginning.