Monday, November 5, 2012


Who wants a signed paperback copy of "Waiting for Santa" hot off the press? 

You've probably heard of "focus groups" where random samples of community members come together to discuss issues regarding the community. My husband uses them occasionally in his work and the results are sometimes shocking! Since authors rely on reviews and social media feedback to gauge their audience's reaction, I thought I might do the same. 

Reviews are great insight into an author's work, but only a small fraction of readers write reviews. Polls can be an easier device to measure a reader base - if the readers will comment. I hope you'll take the time to do so.

Here are the questions:

1. How did you discover the Jillian Bradley Mysteries?

a.  word of mouth
b.  mentioned on a blog
c.  mentioned on Facebook
d.  mentioned on Twitter
e.  promoted by Amazon

2. If you read "Murder in Half Moon Bay" did you read or buy:

a.  book 2 "The Ghost Orchid Murder"
b.  book 2 and book 3 "From the Clutches of Evil"
c.  book 2, book 3 and book 4 "The Mark of Eden"
d.  book 2, book 3, book 4 and book 5 "Pacific Beach"
e.  none of the above

3. Overall, would you rate the books:

a.  5-Stars
b.  4-Stars
c.  3-Stars
d.  2-Stars
e.  1-Star

4. Have you written a review for any of the books?

a.  yes
b.  no

5. Finally, do you purchase the books or get them when they're free?

a.  purchase only
b.  get free only
c.  purchase and get free

Please leave your answers in a comment. Example 1. a, 2. d etc. 

 Please join this site if you're new (box to the right) and include your email to receive your winning copy!  

Winner of my new book will be announced Monday, November 12, 2012. 

Your input is much appreciated. I'm always striving to improve my work for your enjoyment in any way possible. Poll results will be posted with the winning comment selected. My hubby will draw the winner. Good luck pollsters!

Have a great weekend, my friends!

~Nancy Jill


  1. 1. c
    2. on the TBR list
    3. b
    4. b
    5. c

    Looking forward to Waiting for Santa!

  2. Thanks Alicia - be sure to follow my blog and leave your e-mail to be entered in the drawing.

    Appreciate your feedback!

    ~Nancy Jill

  3. 1. E
    2. D
    3. B
    4. B (not yet but plan to)
    5. C (get free from authors with whom I not familiar, but purchase rest if I like the first one)

    Anxiously awaiting the next book!

  4. Nancy:

    1) a
    2) d
    3) a
    4) a
    5) a

    I'm waiting for Waiting for Santa. Good luck!

  5. Thank you Susan and Nancy! Your input is most helpful - I appreciate your taking the time to vote. If you haven't joined this site, please take a moment and become a member so I can enter you in the drawing.

    Have a great day!

    ~Nancy Jill

  6. Here's my answers:

    1 - c
    2 - c
    3 - a
    4 - b
    5 - c


  7. Hi Rebecca!

    Thanks for voting and joining the site. Your input is greatly appreciated! Good luck in the drawing on Monday.

    ~Nancy Jill

  8. I am following blog and email is
    Thank you!

  9. It doesn't look like this posted but my email is

    Thank you!

  10. These votes came in on Facebook:

    Don Wilson 1. a, 2. d (buy) 3. a 4. a 5. c