Thursday, March 26, 2015

We all could use a little Magick!

MAGICK available April 3rd!
Pre-order now.


All the stars in Paige Turner's life align when Hunter Garrett proposes under a full moon in a graveyard garden on Halloween night. However, the moment they step inside the fraternity for the annual Halloween bash, their entire future unravels in a swell of drugs and deceit.

Paige wakes in a sanitarium with no recollection of anything beyond a few raunchy sex acts, and the news she is presented with squeezes her heart to the breaking point. Hunter died of an overdose and everyone thinks she is responsible. 

With all the evidence pointing in Paige’s direction, proving her innocence may be an impossible feat, but that is the least of her worries now that she has unleashed an angry ghost.



Check it out, spread the word, and may you find a little magic today!

Enjoy
Until next time,
Ciao.
JET

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Spring Fling Blog Hop with Sibel Hodge!

What’s your favorite thing about spring? 
New beginnings and endless possibilities.


What’s the best thing about being a writer? 
Being able to make stuff up for a living. If I was in any other job I’d get the sack for lying!

What’s the worst thing about being a writer? 
I can’t think of a single thing.

Tell us more about your books. 
I write an eclectic mix of genres from YA and middle grade to chick lit, new adult romance, cozy mysteries, and psychological thrillers. I love writing about inspirational journeys, overcoming pain and trauma, and tackling women’s issues that don’t get spoken about enough.

I’m the author of No. 1 Bestseller Look Behind You. My Amber Fox Mysteries and romantic comedies Fourteen Days Later and The Baby Trap are International Bestsellers on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks.

My work has also been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008, Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009, Runner Up in the Chapter One Promotions Novel Comp 2009, nominated Best Novel with Romantic Elements in 2010 by The Romance Reviews, Runner Up in the Best Indie Books of 2012 by Indie Book Bargains, Winner of Best Children's Book by eFestival of Words 2013, and Winner of Crime, Thrillers & Mystery | Book from a series in the SpaSpa Book Awards 2013. My novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the Top 40 Books About Human Rights by Accredited Online Colleges.


Tell us something interesting about your main character. 
Jazz has many problems: the loss of her mother in a fatal car accident and the horrific scars which deface both her body and spirit. Jazz also blames herself for her mother's death, and she has sunk into a deep depression. Her journey leads her though conflict, controversy, drama, heroism, and life altering events, which all come together to bring in a suspenseful love story. Love for a leopard, love for wild animals, love for the environment, and ultimately love for oneself.

I’m giving away copies of my inspirational, coming of age novel The See-Through Leopard for the YA Spring Fling!


"Compelling, inspiring, magical" -- Ruth Harris, New York Times Bestselling Author 

From the No. 1 bestselling author of Look Behind You, The See-Through Leopard is an inspirational coming of age novel...


Most sixteen-year-old girls are obsessed with their looks, but Jazz Hooper's obsessed for a different reason. After a car accident that kills her mum, Jazz is left with severe facial scars and retreats into a dark depression.

Fearing what will happen if Jazz doesn't recover, her dad makes a drastic decision to move them from England to a game reserve in Kenya for a new start. And when Jazz finds an orphaned leopard cub, it sets off a chain of events that lead her on a two year journey of discovery, healing, and love.

"A percentage of the royalties from the sale of this book will be contributed to Panthera, a leading international conservation organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the world's big cats, plus other wildlife conservation groups." -- Sibel Hodge, Author


Coffee or Tea? 
Both.


Plotter or Panster 
Panster!

Are there any books involved in the YA Spring Fling that you’re secretly lusting after? 
Too many to mention!

What was the last YA book you read?
The Fault in our Stars by John Green. 

  
What are your top tips for surviving a bad review? 
Lots of wine! No, seriously, not everyone is going to like your work. Even mega bestsellers get bad reviews so it’s natural. If there’s something constructive that gels with you, then that’s great, if not, just be pleased someone has taken the time to read your book, even if it wasn’t for them.


What are your top tips for surviving a zombie apocalypse?
Can I choose wine again?


What inspires you? 
Everything and anything. It can be a snippet of conversation, a film, a book, a magazine article. Ideas come from everywhere.

Where can readers find your books? 
They’re available from all retailers. You can find out more at my website: http://www.sibelhodge.com/

Now that you've read up on Sibel Hodge and her books, jump on over to http://www.sarahdaltonbooks.com to read about Faith McKay, another author involved in the YA Spring Fling! 

For more information on the YA Spring Fling Giveaway, check out the information below! 

The YA Spring Fling giveaway runs from March 20th to April 3rd and gives readers the opportunity to win ebooks, paperbacks, audiobooks and swag from some of the most awesome YA writers around.

To be in with a chance of winning head over to Sarah Dalton Books after the giveaway opens.

If you sign up for the mailing list before the 20th you’re guaranteed at least one free ebook of your choice!

Over 70 authors are participating, with over 100 books up for grabs. From contemporary romance to ghostly gothic, all kinds of YA books are covered. Find new authors to follow or grab a free book from your favorites. One thing is for certain, this spring is going to be epic for YA books! 


Thanks for swinging in.
Until next time,
Ciao.
JET


Sunday, March 8, 2015

YA Spring Fling



The YA Spring Fling giveaway runs from March 20th to April 3rd and gives readers the opportunity to win ebooks, paperbacks, audiobooks and swag from some of the most awesome YA writers around.

To be in with a chance of winning head over to Sarah Dalton Books after the giveaway opens.

If you sign up to the mailing list before the 20th you’re guaranteed at least one free ebook of your choice!



Saturday, February 7, 2015

Imagination...

The imagination is an unlimited source of entertainment, and authors, screenwriters, artists of all types, tap into this sacred resource to provide the best in story telling.  

I've read a few books since Christmas that I would qualify as engaging stories.  At least they kept me occupied and engaged, which with the characters in my head constantly clamoring for attention, is a hard thing to achieve these days.



The Chronicles of the Uprising by K.A. Salidas is a series that kept me entertained from the beginning and I now have blasted my way through them all.  I really enjoyed this one, especially since it combines vampires and gladiators and Mira - the main character - is wonderfully complex and capable.  Ms. Salidas did a fantastic job bringing us into the dystopian world of the future. If you haven't picked up this series, and you like unique vampire lore, this is a must read.


I was a little hesitant to pick up Monster by Carmen Caine based on the reviews, but it was a free book and I still hadn't formulated the next scene in my upcoming novel Magick, so I downloaded this. Again, it's a vampire type theme and while I could see some of the inconsistencies some of the reviewer's mentioned, overall, it's an intriguing story line. I found the tension between Lucien and Cassidy compelling. The hot/cold of it was aggravating, but it kept me reading and silently wishing the two would let their guard down and just give in.

Both these stories are great examples of exceptional storytelling. They both have the ability to draw the reader into their worlds to the point we have to keep reading to find out what happens next.

A non-paranormal series that carries this same sense of urgency and dynamics between main characters is The Charlotte Hayes series by S.S. Lange.  I may be biased on this for a couple reasons, the first is that I chose to publish this intense series - it has a solid story line with a kick ass female lead, and as a publisher, I couldn't pass on the story.  The second reason was why I got to read the first draft of that first book. This wasn't a submission that came through our publishing house. You see, Ms. Lange is family and she asked me for feedback on her first foray into writing fiction. The last thing she expected when she sent me her rough draft was an offer of a publishing contract,  but it was THAT good and after a conversation about her publishing options (i.e. going traditional, publishing with a small press, or self publishing), she made the choice to sign on with Novel Concept Publishing.  If you like FBI suspense thrillers, then pick up this series, you won't be disappointed.

As a reader, I love to get sucked into a story and, as a writer, I have a high respect for authors that can do this without fail and the examples above certainly qualify.

As far as what I have on tap this year - well, my releases include Magick, a story about a ghost gone bad, and Angel Blood - the next book in the Ryan Chronicles series.  

Until next time,
Ciao.
JET



Friday, January 30, 2015

Now I can add Award winning Author to my resume...

Saving Grace, the first book in The Ryan Chronicles was voted the 2014 Reviewers Choice for Paranormal Romantic Suspense/Thriller over at the Paranormal Romance Guild.

How cool is that?

Now, I need to get ready for Superbowl weekend.

Go Patriots!!!


Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015...

2015 is going to be a crazy year on all fronts.  As of this moment, I only have two books outlined for publication in the first half of 2015:

Magick - a Paranormal Romance with a twist.

All the stars in Paige's life seem to line up perfectly, including Hunter's romantic, full-moon proposal in the perfect setting: a graveyard garden on Halloween night.

The moment Paige and Hunter step inside the fraternity for the annual Halloween bash, their entire future unravels in a swell of drugs and deceit.

When Paige wakes up in a sanitarium with no recollection of anything beyond a few raunchy sex acts, the news she is presented with squeezes her heart to the breaking point.

Hunter is dead. He died of a drug overdose and everyone thinks she is the one responsible.

Paige knows she didn't drug Hunter, but with the gaps in her memory and no trace of drugs in her system to substantiate her story, no one believes her. With all the evidence pointing in her direction, proving her innocence may be an impossible feat.

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The second book I have a rough idea of is the fourth in The Ryan Chronicles.  The next three books will be told from Tom's point of view.  This one will be ready for the summertime...











I have mentioned this in the past, but I have been turning over the story lines for both Armageddon and Harvest Moon and 2015 may be the year that these two short stories end up morphing into novellas or even full length novels.

In the meantime, I hope you have a chance to enjoy my back list and I look forward to entertaining you during 2015!

Don't forget to leave reviews!

Happy New Year!  I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2015.

Until next time,
Ciao
JET