Tuesday, July 25, 2017

KISSED BY LITERATURE by Jordan Elizabeth



KISSED BY LITERATURE
A Collection of Short Stories

Enter worlds of steampunk and terror, where you’ll meet ghosts that will raise the hairs along your arms. Among the tales, you’ll encounter a serial killer stalking a country road and a vacation destination riddled with evil. This collection of short stories explores the different writing styles and genres of Amazon bestselling author Jordan Elizabeth.

KISSED BY LITERATURE is on Amazon from CHBB.  Get it for 99 cents for a limited time.
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Check out the start of the short story “Evil that Walks Tweed Road”:
            I slid the manila folder into the cardboard box, careful to keep them alphabetized.  My brother might tease me to death over my organization habits, but not once had I fumbled during my presentations.  Each photograph, newspaper article, and information sheet had a home. 
            “Excuse me.  Annie?  I’m Patrick.”
            I glanced up, the final folder in hand.  A man with gray eyes stood in front of the table.  I’d studied those gray eyes during my lecture while he sat in the back row of the library’s meeting room.
            “Yes?”  I double-checked the words on the folder before placing it into the box. 
            “I’ve always been fascinated with Tweed Road.  I grew up near there, and as kids we always wanted to see the ghosts.  Swear we saw a couple of them.”
            I nodded, my ponytail sliding over my shoulder.  “I’ve heard plenty of those ghost stories, but I don’t really believe in ghosts.  If a serial killer gets you, do you really want to hang around for all eternity?”
            He chuckled.  His teeth had to have been professionally straightened and whitened to gleam like that.  “What got you into giving talks on Tweed Road?”
            He couldn’t be flirting with me…but maybe he was.  “Well, I got my Masters in history and then I got a job as a professor here.  I started looking up local history, and this area is famous for the Tweed Road killings.   It was mostly all legends and kids daring each other to walk along the road at night, so I wanted to tell everyone about the truth.”  I smiled.  I sucked at flirting, but I could sure smile, even if my teeth didn’t look half as nice as his.
            “Do you think telling everyone about this will help them finally catch the killer?” 
            “Life is never that simple.”
            Patrick leaned toward me and lowered his voice.  “I know who the serial killer was.”
            I lifted my eyebrows.  At every library or historical society where I gave my presentation, someone always had a theory.  My favorite suggestion had been Jack the Ripper.  “Who are you thinking of?”
            “My grandfather.” 
            That was similar to “my ex-husband,” which I heard a lot from elderly women.  “Why do you say that?”
            “He confessed to me before he died and he showed me the spot where he did the killings.”
            The bodies had all been found dumped in the swamp, but no one had ever discovered where their hearts and livers had been gouged out.  I frowned.  “Who have you told?”
            “I, um…just you.”  The young man wiped his hand across his face.  “I don’t know if I should go to the cops.  They might just laugh.  Do they even care about the case anymore?  It’s all more of a legend now.”
            “A lot of families would have peace of mind.”
            Patrick closed his eyes and sighed.  “Can I show you the spot?  I think I’d feel better going to the cops if you went with me.  You know all the facts about the killings and I just know what my grandfather told me.”
            I shifted my stance.  “Don’t let me put words in your mouth.”  I had studied the Tweed Road serial killer for three years and it had all been paper, nothing I could walk on. 
            “Will you go with me?  I’ll drive.  It’s about fifteen minutes out of town.”
            It might become my stupidest decision, but…  “Let me just put my box in the car so we don’t hold up the library from closing at nine.”  If the spot was fifteen minutes away, they wouldn’t make it back by then. 

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Jordan Elizabeth is known for her odd sense of humor and her outrageous outfits.  Surrounded by bookshelves, she can often be found pounding away at her keyboard – she’s known for breaking keyboards, too.  Check out her website for bonus scenes and contests. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

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Monday, July 10, 2017

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Featuring Love's Hope by Ja'nese Dixon

Do you want a short, sweet Romance this summer?

Then pick up a copy of Love's Hope by 



RELEASE: July 10, 2017
GENRE: (Sweet) Romance, Contemporary Romance, Inspirational Romance
LENGTH: Novella (140 pages)
FORMAT: eBook, Paperback
SERIES: Ready for Love Series
OTHER: Available in “Love Never Fails” a limited edition anthology. It will release as a standalone novella July 10, 2017.


Can she find hope when all else fails?
Sandra James has life all figured out, or so she thinks. But her successful business, commitment-averse boyfriend, and her sister’s shotgun wedding threaten her health and sanity. She will run to Love Never Fails Retreat in hopes of relinquishing her childhood dreams and embracing her reality even if it breaks her heart.

See Excerpt here: Janese Dixon's website

Also, here are some more of her wonderful books
 
 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Late to the Game, Always Learning





NEWSLETTER BUILDING and SWAPs oh my! FAN GROUPS and GROUP PROMO just getting in on the action.

I must admit I could slap myself upside the head for not starting my READER's GROUP earlier or really taking the time to do care and feeding to my Newsletter list.

My fellow authors that started out when I did, kept building theirs, pruning their garden and for them, it paid off.

However, late is better than never. I've done both.

New newsletter (still creating the signup page for it). Using Instafreebie instead of sending free copies to reviewers that I can't seem to keep up with or validate if their reviews were posted. And lastly, I just kicked off my reader hangout. It's a slow but steady process, something I regret not doing sooner.

Do you participate in a NEWSLETTER? A Reader or Fan Group? and grabbed an INSTAFREEBIE book?


Pinterest Anyone? If you are on there, drop on by






I just created a new PURGATORY REIGN series Pinterest board. I gathered some of my motivational pictures and cover art on the board. I am wondering if I should put some of my word building art in there. Some of it's rather dark but I will be adding it throughout the next few weeks.


IF YOU ARE ON PINTEREST

POST YOUR LINK

PIN ME PLEASE

and I'll gladly follow you.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Gifted Series by Char Webster Not To Be Missed




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Char Webster is an author of Young Adult/New Adult Paranormal/Fantasy Novels. Reading and getting lost in a story has always been one of Char Webster's favorite things to do besides shopping. She has also had a love for writing which led her to her daytime career in public relations and marketing.
After years of writing for others, Char decided to write something for herself. Her debut novel fulfills a lifelong dream of creating a world where people can escape reality for a little while.
Char Webster loves living in South Jersey because she feels like it is in the center of everything.


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Monday, June 5, 2017

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Cynwrig "Cyn" Bressall is a Celtic warrior with the unique ability to harness and wield Druid magic in a way never before seen. Making him the only Druid Warrior to ever exist. After surviving a horrible night that began the extinction of his race, Cyn has spent the last two thousand years searching for the only man that can lead the Order of the Druids and mend the scars marring his soul. Instead, his quest leads him to a woman whose essence is unlike anything he's ever felt.

Orphaned as a baby and raised by her loving but over protective grandfather, twenty-three year old Briana "Bri" Anwell has led an isolated life. Friendless and stuck in a job with no prospect, the self proclaimed flower child finds solace in her only friends. Books. And imagines an adventurous life in a magical world where anything is possible.

So when a sexy stranger suddenly appears in her world as though he stepped out of her favorite story, she dismisses him as a figment of her imagination. But soon she realizes he's so much more than he seems.

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Feeling lost and among people who see her as an outsider, she finds it harder to accept her destiny.

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Unable to control its power, Eisha has renounced her destiny. But when the visions show her a shocking truth, she will seek comfort in the arms of her best friend. The man who secretly loves her, although she's unsure she can give him the one thing he wants. Her heart.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Plotting a New Series

So IT BEGINS

My new adventure in plotting a new series.

Truth is, I didn't initially plan for this to be a series, but, it just grew.

HOW I DID IT IN THE PAST

Well in the past, I just went with the flow. I didn't plan out the series, the covers, the promotions. However, by working with the Kindle World authors in RUNES UNIVERSE I learned to do a more thorough job of planning my SERIES.

WHAT NO PROMOTIONAL PLANNING COST ME

Cover changes and design changes galore. That was money wasted, but I learned my lesson. This time, I am going to do a better job of it. I have my characters picked out and made sure there are plenty of photos to work with for each for promotional materials and designs.

I lost many advertising opportunities because I didn't have a model with many photos. I also lost many by not completely plotting out my series.

Branding challenges also hit hard when you don't plan your series.

WHAT AM I DOING DIFFERENTLY

1) Outline the entire series
2) Select models for each cover early with many photos
3) Brand the style of the series covers early
4) Brand the world building and find photos for them to use for promo
5) Share more as I write

SHARE WHAT YOU CONSIDER A WELL PROMOTED AND PLANNED SERIES?

Monday, May 1, 2017

Phases Of Falling In Love With A Book

HOW IS YOUR LOVE OF A BOOK CAPTURED?





Reader Sending Me Love By showing off my book.

THE PHASES OF FALLING FOR A BOOK.

What is the first thing that captures your attention when you see or hear or are told about a book? Is it like dating? Don't you have a preference for the presentation of the 'first impression'?

THE COVER, THE GENRE, THE BLURB, THE FIRST PAGE, THE RECOMMENDATION?

In most cases it does depend on how and when the book is presented to you. However, I believe the first thing that captures me is....

THE GENRE (you thought I was going to say BOOK COVER right?) Well that's a TIE for #1 COVER and GENRE because I and most readers have their preference for genre and they don't veer to far off from what they are committed to liking.

After most readers have fallen for the THE GENRE and / or BOOK COVER the RECOMMENDATIONS come in to play and can OVER SHOOT the INFLUENCE of the BOOK COVER

DO YOU BELIEVE A GOOD RECOMMENDATION WILL OVER THROW a LACK of COVER LOVE?

I do, there are personal taste in color and theme that a reader has for their genre and will overlook a good book match because of that. However, if a friend or a review speaks highly of that book, they will likely bite and  move on to the NEXT ELEMENT of FALLING into BOOK LOVE.

THE BACK COVER BLURB

This is getting close to clenching the heart of the reader. If the back cover blurb PERSUADES without TELLING THE ENTIRE TALE and seduces the reader further, then the reader just might, move to the FINAL STAGES of falling in love. 

UNWRAPPING the FIRST PAGE

Now we are getting closer to the goal. If that book grabs the reader in the first 5 sentences, then LOVE BLOSSOMS and the reader grabs the book.

HOW DO YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH A BOOK? Even before you delve inside?





Monday, April 24, 2017

Colliding Souls Teaser! Kindle World Exclusive Best Sellers!

COLLIDING SOULS has hit the scene!

Released April 18th, in RUNES UNIVERSE Kindle World.

It hit #8 on the Kindle Worlds Best Seller list at it's high point! With the other #RUNESUNIVERSE Kindle World Authors

 

Here is my Release day teaser and promo!





And a snippet for to wet your appetite!


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spreading Your Writing Bug

Where Does My Writing Show Up?


Earlier in my writing career, I had so much time and vigor with my authorship of different works. It was a struggle to stay within one genre. The first genre I wrote in was a labor of love.

However, as I matured as an author, my desire and push has led me into other endeavors besides Middle Grade Science Fiction.

WHY YOU SHOULD EXPAND YOUR WRITING HORIZONS?

It's a way of

(1) Discovery of your authoring talents
(2) Trying something new
(3) Spreading your talents into other areas
(4) Marketing and building your Platform.

WHERE ARE THE BEST PLACES OUT SIDE OF NOVEL WRITING TO WRITE?

I write in many other places besides the genres found in novels. Here are some that served me well.

(1) Anthologies
(2) Articles on other blogs, papers, magazines
(3) Amazon Kindle Worlds
(4) Non-Fiction writing

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN WRITING OFF YOUR PATH

As an author, you are a business entity among yourself. Your time is money. So, when you are considering creating of an article, blog post, Wattpad story or anything > ask yourself:

(1) What do I expect to gain from this?
(2) Is the payoff worth the time and effort away from other projects?
(3) Is this a quantifiable endeavor?
(4) What will my marketing 'reach' be
(5) Will I be able to give a quality product in this subject area?

WHAT ARE SOME WRITING side adventures in which you BENEFITED?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

RUNES WORLD and COLLIDING SOULS Release Day and Party April 18th, 2017

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE


So excited for our release day. Here's some quick news on 
HOW IT IS GOING DOWN!

Join the Facebook Release Party on April 18th is here

Find out more about the RARE chance for the PAPERBACK copies
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

PATH TO OLD TALBOT new release by JORDAN ELIZABETH



PATH TO OLD TALBOT
A Young Adult Fantasy



Thirteen-year-old Charity can escape her unpleasant reality by stepping through the parlor closet of her mother’s new home, a mansion built in the 1800’s.

In her hometown of Talbot, New York, in the year 1880, she doesn’t have to worry about her depressed father skipping his medications or her mother flirting with her coworker. Instead, she gets to know the hatter’s son, who shows her a lifestyle of manners and pride. Few have ever accepted Charity’s old-fashioned ways…until now.

However, old Talbot can’t banish the present. Charity can stay in the mansion, with access to the hatter’s son in the past, and the prospect of a steady family unit with her mother and the new man in her mother’s life, or she can go back to her father, who has been given the option to straighten out his life and join them in their new home. Instead, his world unravels, and he spirals into violence and self-harm.

Torn between two worlds, Charity knows that if she doesn’t help him, she may lose him forever if he follows through on his threats of self-destruction. 

PATH TO OLD TALBOT is on Amazon from CHBB.
Check out early reviews on  GoodReads!


Jordan Elizabeth is known for her odd sense of humor and her outrageous outfits.  Surrounded by bookshelves, she can often be found pounding away at her keyboard – she’s known for breaking keyboards, too.  Jordan’s young adult novels include ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW, COGLING, TREASURE DARKLY, GOAT CHILDREN, and VICTORIAN.  PATH TO OLD TALBOT is her third novel with CHBB.  Check out her website for bonus scenes and contests. 
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