Christmas Post #5

This post is all about the crafty things and if I can remember, I’ll include some art too.

 

 

This is the site of Alicia Jensen, she also has a sister site to this one, it’s called Dragoness Delights, but go visit either of her sites and tell her I sent ya. I bought something that my little one is going to be wearing tonight that’s rather cute.

 

Loki’s Playground

 

 

This is the site of Rue Volley and her creative creations:

 

Stuff & Things and What Boredom Brings

 

Well I also wanted to mention, yes some time in the future I will probably be purchasing something from Rue. Her stuff is cute too!

 

Hazel Mitchell does wonderful Children’s Illustrations.

 

Hazel’s Prints

 

Well for now I’m going to go but if you have some art or something you want me to add tell me!!!

 

Love you guys and Merry Christmas, happy Yule and all that good stuff!

 

J~

Christmas Post #3 Romance

Well again I come to you with Christmas Merriment on my mind. This time I bring you Romance and other such things that go with the genre.

 

As many of you know, this genre is close to my heart because once upon a time there was a little editor named Jen, who edited books for a little company she is still fond of and wishes to see them go very far indeed.

 

Since then, I’ve also run across a few good authors as well. Thought I would take the time to give them some space here with you guys hope you enjoy!

 

Naughty Nights Press

 

Rebel Ink Press

 

Vamptasy Publishing

 

Jaidis Shaw Author Page

 

DeAnna Felthauser Author Page

 

Again, yeah, HP has a little bit of everything! So don’t count them out! 🙂

 

Well for now I think we have it, next post I’m thinking most other writing, like everybody I can think of that has something out, then Poets.

 

Until then, friends, please enjoy and Merry Holidays (whichever ones you support and celebrate!)

 

J~

Christmas Post #2: Thriller/Suspense/Mystery

Hey again folks! Hope you’re having a pleasant day. Today I wanted to come in and talk to you about another favorite genre I love to read. Thrillers are a part of our world, thickly transposing the life around us, enveloping us fast into them.

 

I’ve read some wonderful Mystery/Thriller/Suspense books in my time here as an Indie Author. I’d like to take some time today to share some of those with you. And I hope your Christmas is filled with mystery.

 

So here we go with the listing of some of my favorites and some I’ve not had the pleasure of reading just yet.

 

flat cold serial

 

Absolutely love this series by B. Grovner. You guys need, I mean, need to check this out!

Cold Series

 

 

 

Erik_Ekstrom_book cover 2011

 

This book right here is so awesome it landed on a banned list! Go get it and see what I mean!

Everett Holmes The Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer

 

 

Ellen_SantaFeSon_PDMI

 

She’s batting 1000 folks, go check out the works of Ellen McKinney and tell her Jen says, ‘Hi!’

Ellen McKinney Author Page on Amazon

 

HPLogomed Promo 2011

Check out HP’s Thriller page!

http://www.hellfirepublishing.com/thrillers.html

 

 

I hope you guys find something either you or the mystery loving members of your family will love!

 

Again Merry Christmas and Happy Shopping to you!

 

J~

The Next Big Thing!

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I was tagged as a part of this blog hop by Bathsheba Dailey, a great Poet and Writer I know, now after doing this, I know you guys will try to join in the fun. It’s a great way to share with others, some of our wonderful friends and artists. There were too many for me to list them all.

Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:

What is your working title of your book?

I have to pick just one? LOL! Current series, titles include Fire, Ice, & Blood and Tortured Souls

Where did the idea come from for the book?

A short story I wrote called, The Story of Jake and Holly

What genre does your book fall under?

I would say it falls pretty close to Paranormal Romance.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Oh that would be a hard one. LOL! Holly most resembles Katie Holmes and Jake would be, hmm, hard to say. Blonde and Viking lol!

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

One night of murder and macabre can lead to a lifetime of love…

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? 

I don’t know yet because I don’t currently have an agent and I’m not looking for one, though I’ve thought of going traditional with this series, there’s a lot out there already. I might try to represent myself in these matters, if I can.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Fire, Ice, & Blood took a month and a half to write, still working on Tortured Souls.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Any with the family dynamic, the ones that do their work together, fight their fights together and remain together.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I have a friend and also a muse for these stories who both inspire me to write them. My friend Jess gives me cool info and the muse deals with the ghosts.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? 

Hopefully the idea itself, that a family built upon tragedy makes it work for them, they love, they live, they do what they do for one another. And they have cool things they can do. Then there’s the job they do, have you ever been the sort to want a ghost to be able to be at peace? The Loughlin’s do that for people, it’s kind of cool.

I am now tagging five fabulous writers: Harder than I thought!

Keira Kroft, the fabulous Keira, author of a few good stories such as Glow in the Dark, also has some other aliases going on, she is the leader (I mean, the sole head consort, I mean, dude it’s Hellfire Publishing!)

Victoria Marie Pecsenye, I just love ya! Keep writing, keep going in all things good!

Ellen McKinney, writer extraordinaire, she will imbibe you with a world of mysterious webbing hard to get out of and I just love her as well.

Jessica Clements Navarro, you my lovely, are a woman of many talents, writing being just one that I want to see come full circle, I’m waiting! LOL!

DeAnna Felthauser, you are a lovely person as well, people should read A Million Wishes if they haven’t, awesome book! And guys this lady is just as awesome as the words she writes!

Yeah, there were too many for my to truly be satisfied with just five, you guys are great and I love you all, I picked some ladies who I thought might pass the torch! Also, I love reading all the things, bits, pieces, poetry, and manuscripts I’ve read by some various people out there! Maybe I will get chances similar to this to show case other talented authors that I loving working with and reading!

Until next time! Keep writing!

J~

Devil’s In The Details Horror Anthology Release Event Contest

Hey folks I have some great news for you! Finally by my own hands there is something out there to get your hands on by me! I thought we’d celebrate with a few neat things, if you have any other cool ideas let me know!

First I wanted to have some contest fun similar to my girl Barbara Grovner, that so much fun! We took pictures and posted them up for you guys in hopes they’d spring some awesome flash fiction ideas. She told me you guys did great! (I collected the stories but she was the judge.) This time it would be all me, I will be doing the reading and decide who has the best short tale.

The rules are simple…there will be some photos posted. And your word limit is no shorter than 200 words but no longer than 1000 (see I’m giving some of you a little room here, LOL!) Give us a little something scary. On Oct 29th at Midnight CDT the entries need to be in and around the big day, October 31st I will announce the winner. Send those entries to me at jengunn@publicist.com like you did last time. The prize is a free copy of the eBook Horror Anthology, Devil’s in the Details, just for you!

There will be more than just this contest going on, I plan on having some good fun with you guys this go round. It is after all, one of my favorite holidays, one that shows the scary side in us all.

If you choose to bypass all the madness and just read the anthology anyway, here’s an excerpt from one of my favorite short stories:

Excerpt from Your Blood, Devil’s in the Details:

The day has come to kill you. Everything about you must die because your very presence on earth is wrong. You have been here without a soul for far too long. This world deserves a chance to live on without you, you evil son of a bitch. I will hunt you and when I find you and yours, you all will die.

I finally found you one day at a place secluded from a lot of other people in the dark; I had searched for what felt like ages. But really it had only been days. I walked out there without shoes and my feet were muddy and bleeding. My white dress draped my small form, clinging to me with sweat from walking all the way into the remote locale that your warehouse fortress had to be.

I walked all the way out there with my hatchet in my hand and murder on my mind. It glistened shining in the moonlight. And I saw a light on in the top floor window of your evil factory.

Grass that crackled on the bottom of my feet crunched as I slowly make my way up to the entrance of your ‘palace.’ I see you sitting with your back to the window and the small pains of glass glow with the light from your lamps.

I decided the place would go up in flames easy enough because the building was very old and I would do that after I killed you. It would be harder to tell who killed you if the evidence was all charred or mostly gone. Fire was like water a renewal source, so when it all burned to the ground it would cleanse the earth of your evil as well.

My small hand griped the hatchet hard and my brown eyes burn with tears of hatred for you and what you’ve done. My tear stained face was filled with emotions of many women all at once living in my head. My light olive skin was dirty and parts of my body are bleeding. My white dress is dirty too; matted with filth of the days and hours it took me to get to you.

I hide now staring up at you from behind a tree closest to the window you sit by. You have no idea I’m here, and certainly no idea that anyone knows about you and what you are, too bad for you but someone found you out and now I’m here to kill you. I see also that you have another with you I think I will go after him first then you. You will be the most fun anyway and why not save the best for last.

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Last but not least folks join me in the open event for this release where I will make an announcement that came from a mere comment someone made over there, it struck a cord in me so there is another surprise in store.

https://www.facebook.com/events/380422472034388/

Here is the buy link for you just because:

http://www.amazon.com/Devils-in-the-Details-ebook/dp/B009QN3PCC/ref=la_B009QQ2GCO_1_1_title_0_main?ie=UTF8&qid=1350250254&sr=1-1

Y’all ready to get your Halloween freak on, a bit early? Yeah me too!

J~