Winds of Change 2015: The Road So Far

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Usually I write these posts after something major happens or to let my followers know what’s going on in my life, whether it’s my writing life or life in general.

This time, (again with the Supernatural references) I’m doing the ‘carry on my wayward son’ thing, even though I’m a girl. One day when I rest my weary head, I will know I did the best I could with the life I had. A lot has to go wrong before something can go right. I keep fighting for something to go right amidst a world that seems to be turned on its head more and more as time passes. So be it. I will continue on my slow path in the life journey.

I guess my path, with whatever forks I happen to choose, will always lead me somewhere and teach me something I was obviously meant to learn. I am at this juncture a freelance editor, formatter, and cover artist. That last one, I picked up with my time at Vigilante Publishing Group LLC. (Officially closed Feb 28, 2015.) I’ve spent my time trying my best not to take the loss of a place I built with a couple of friends too hard. I’ve done the customary keeping busy to try to stave off the depression of this loss. (Thank god for freelance work!) I can only try my best not to lose what is ever left of my mind in these situations. We will go on and we will be okay, but it’s hard to see what your hands created crumble back to the dust it was before you took the time to build and shape something. It’s almost like losing someone.

So, I’m doing my best to carry on, to keep fighting, working toward my ultimate goal of helping people. Even in my time of sorrow, I think about those who suffer losses in different ways and of course, my heart goes out to any and all.

The silver lining to this unfortunate time, maybe I will get back to writing. Maybe I will have time to cultivate ideas I’ve had for a couple of years since my mind was made to put them on hold. I just released a children’s book I had on my back list for a couple years because I wasn’t confident about drawing the pictures myself. I guess it takes a while to jump that hurdle and become comfortable with yourself. There are other projects I would love to have the time to finish, so, having devoted myself to others for so long, maybe it’s time to devote myself to me. (I know some might find that selfish, but when you devote so much of your time working with, for, and thinking about others, it’s only natural that you feel a little lost at times.)

I suppose what I mean to say is, that time really does and will heal us. We are meant to be ever-changing, always learning. This is just another chance for some of us to do that. The winds of change are blowing, you must carry on, fight your way through the hurdles, and then lay your weary head to rest. As the song goes, ‘don’t you cry no more.’

So, folks, that’s what’s going on, on the road so far…in my path and personal journey through writing and through life. I hope anything you’re dealing with, you’re able to see the value in the silver lining as well and learn from the situations that may seem down-right hard right now. When we step away and look from the outside in, we must try our best to see the good even in something that breaks our hearts. Even when it’s hard to see passed the pain.

Jennifer Oneal Gunn is a mom of two who loves her job as author almost as much as she loves helping authors make their books shine by editing, formatting, and sometimes making them great covers. To find out more about Jennifer, check out her author site: http://jengunn79.wix.com/jengunnauthor 

Press Release for Erik J. Ekstrom and A Hero’s Journey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 26, 2014

Media Contact: Jennifer Oneal Gunn

Jengunn79@hotmail.com

Vigilante Publishing Group LLC Announces The Official Release of A Hero’s Journey, An Anthology for the Troops by Author Erik J. Ekstrom & Friends.

[Scottsdale, AZ.] Scottsdale based book publisher Vigilante Publishing Group LLC is proud to announce the official release of A Hero’s Journey, an anthology for the troops by best-selling author Erik J. Ekstrom & Friends.  In this latest work, Mr. Ekstrom creates a book of memories, dedicated to our troops at home and abroad, and the families who remain strong in their absence. A Hero’s Journey is an uplifting anthology of poetry, short stories, letters, music and so much more, with over thirty contributors from across this beautiful country.

 

                  AHJ Front

Mr. Ekstrom had an idea a few years back, one that would inspire men, women and children across the country to join up and contribute to A Hero’s Journey Project. After seeing the desperation of the families of our men and women in uniform serving in a foreign land, and the sadness of not knowing if or when they would return home, he decided to put the notion of A Hero’s Journey Project out to the masses via social media. The response was incredible and soon the stories, poems and so forth began coming to his email from across the country. Everyone wanted to be involved and so the journey began.

A Hero’s Journey will bring hope to those who have lost it, and an outlet for their pain with its journal and photograph pages located within the book. It is a keepsake for anyone who is either in the military, has a family member serving or knows of someone who does.

All profits from this anthology will go to the Gary Sinise Foundation, which honors our troops and first responders.

 

Vigilante Publishing Group LLC

P.O. Box 668

Scottsdale, AZ.

85252-0688

Email: info@vigilantepublishinggroupllc.com

Web: http://vigilantepublishinggroupllc.com

Release of Devil’s in the Details- Reboot

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Hello there! I thought to help us celebrate Halloween, I would show you what goodies I have in my little bag. I really hope you get a kick out the new stuff I added to commemorate the first thing I ever published myself. Also, if you’ve never read it, you’re in for a lot of scary surprises! Happy Halloween, from me to you!

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Book Blurb:

Vigilante Publishing Group LLC presents Devil’s in the Details- Reboot, the first anniversary edition of the first ever Horror anthology by the author of Mystik Legends and Fire, Ice, & Blood, Jennifer Oneal Gunn.

The tradition continues with more macabre tales of blood and woe. Scotty isn’t the only thing to be wary of. The night is your doom and damnation. Do not delay in flipping through this book that waits for you…to haunt you to the very root of your soul.

Excerpt from Devil’s in the Details- Reboot:

The Red Vice

Blood filtered away from the body quickly as if running away from something it was scared of. It oozed out of the orifices in concise pattern with the floor in was spreading across. In death the body was turning paler as it lay there surrounded in its own life force, as it began to slowly congeal sealing the body to the ground beneath. It was not even an hour before, the horror and loss of life took place, the soul was still inside, and the lungs still breathed air.

The bloody torso with only a head left attached almost stuck fully to the floor before the cops who were called to the subway station got there. When the forensics team showed up, they bagged and tagged all they could, which wasn’t much. Lead Investigator James Holland stood a few feet away staring at the remains as if they would give off some hidden clue. He zoned out, closed his eyes, and meditated the world away. All he saw before his vision was the color red. All he heard was the victim screaming. He wanted to know why. What’s the M.O. of the killer? Why here, why now?

The investigator opened his eyes and closed in on the body again, staring down at her, scouring every inch of her blood soaked body for something. He looked at the cuts, how the killer dismantled her limbs. The cuts weren’t clean, it took time to hack off her arms and legs. He tortured her, doing it that way.

As the M.E. and coroner came to get the body to take it to the lab, Holland saw something embedded in the one of the stumps where her legs had been. One shining shard of metal, to him it looked like the teeth broken off from a good old fashioned hand saw. After the item was bagged and tagged, most of the team had taken leave of the subway station. The investigator stuck around, his head pouring, reeling with possible reasoning, motives, serial killers, and everything else he could think of to solve the case.

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Link to book trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwYcUOTluXI&feature=c4-overview&list=UUDoH80lpbUndyz67dlmck2Q

Specs:

Paperback: 268 pages

Publisher: Vigilante Publishing Group LLC; One Year Anniversary Edition

Date: October 30, 2013

Language: English

Paperback:

http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Details-Reboot-Jennifer-Oneal-Gunn/dp/149275417X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383205400&sr=8-1&keywords=Devil%27s+in+the+Details-+Reboot

Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/Devils-in-the-Details-Reboot-ebook/dp/B00GAMZJ4O/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1383205534&sr=1-1&keywords=Devil%27s+in+the+Details-+Reboot

Author Bio:

Jennifer Oneal Gunn is the single mom of two kids, a writer, and a partner in a publishing company. She writes Horror/Dark Fantasy, with such titles as Mystik Legends and Devil’s in the Details. She’s studied the art of how to write the dark stuff for over twenty years now and loves every minute of it. Reading and writing the macabre is a passion living within that will never die.

Links where you can find her:

Amazon Author’s Page:

http://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Oneal-Gunn/e/B00C0JCQ2O/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1376809571&sr=8-1

Come check out the fanpage on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/Writer.JGunn.is.a.Legend

Jen’s Writers Blog:

https://jenswritersblog.wordpress.com/

Authors Den:

http://www.authorsden.com/jennifergunn

@WriterJGunn on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/#!/WriterJGunn

Her website:

http://jenniferonealgunnauthor.weebly.com/

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

The Release of Fire, Ice, & Blood-The Story of Jake and Holly Book I (Revenging the Evil series)

Releasing today, hot of the presses, brand new and for me, never done before…this little idea came from a short story I wrote about a year ago…that of course, derived from a dream I had.

Through the fog, I bring you, Fire, Ice, & Blood, rising, soaring into the sky, like a phoenix through the ashes, she goes higher:

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The Loughlin’s lived a somewhat happy life, until the day Jake had to go back to vanquish the spirit of evil in the one place his wife never wanted to go again, seventeen years after the night of mass murder. It wasn’t over the night he took matters into his own hands and killed the lunatic who nearly murdered everyone in the building including his wife.

 

Next the family goes to Ireland in order to help a family who heard about what they do, friendships form with the man and wife they go to help rid the world of the vengeful spirit of their daughter. In the town there was another little mystery that needed dealt with.

                                            

Upon returning home, Jake had no idea he’d left Holly open to a spiritual invasion. He’d never even thought about after he vanquished the spirit he protected her from. About a month later, all the differences added up and he found out before she could kill him that Holly was possessed by the spirit of a very old, very evil relative she didn’t know she was related to.

 

Life became a race against time as the family traveled to Europe with a plan to rid Holly’s body of the spirit before it could take over forever, killing her own soul. Do they make it in time, is Jake’s magic enough, what lengths does he go to while trying to save the woman he loves?

This is not all I have in store for you this is just the first installment. If you want to read it all, print or eBook here’s where you can find it:

https://www.createspace.com/4208574

http://www.amazon.com/Blood–Story-Holly-Revenging-ebook/dp/B00CY1LOSK/ref=la_B00C0JCQ2O_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1369892679&sr=1-8

Have fun reading this book, I had so much fun creating it. It’s been a ride and a half! And, it’s not over yet!

Jen~