Legacy of Ghosts has a New Cover!

Yes, that’s Jorick. Since he’s here, who do you think will be on book 3?

What do you think? Like it? Love it? Hate it? Want an autographed paperback copy? If so message me, otherwise leave your thoughts in the comments!

(It may take a few days for all retailers to update the listing with the new cover, so if you don’t see it yet, it’s coming!)

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The new Collector’s cover will appear in April, so you have until then to grab the old collector version where Oren is still on the cover.

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Legacy of Ghosts is Getting Updated…


Look for the new cover reveal right here on March 17, 2018! 

Can’t wait? Are you a fan of the Amaranthine books? Join the Street Team to get a heads up! (Please only request to join if you have read the books or stories. Thanks!)

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Legacy of Ghosts Collector Cover is Retiring!

LoG RETIREDo you still need/want the hand drawn Legacy of Ghosts cover for your Amaranthine collection? If so, you have until April to get it, and then it’s gone.

You can get a copy direct from Amazon (for $8.50 plus S&H if you don’t have prime) or you can contact me to get a signed copy (Message me on FB or send me an email), though the signed copy costs more (because I have to pay double postage – once to ship to me and again to ship to you, making it $12 total)*.

*prices for US only. No idea what International is.

So get your collector copy today, before it’s gone!


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Here’s what the “new” collector cover will look like:

Cover Wars!

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Legacy of Ghosts is competing in this month’s Cover Wars on The Masquerade Crew Blog. You can vote once a day for your two favorite covers from among the fifteen entries. Be sure to stop in and choose the ones you like the best – and remember you can do it once a day!


Thanks so much!

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Children of Shadows Official release Date: 3/15/14

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When legends rise, darkness falls…

Yes, the title is right! The official release date for book 6, Children of Shadows, is March 15, 2014. It will be released in all formats, including paper back (though the paper back may take a little longer to be available) and by request I am planning to make it available for pre-order via Smashwords, Barnes & noble , etc. Amazon doesn’t allow for this, I’m afraid. More details on that in February.

Want your fix now? Hop over to my Facebook Author Page – https://www.facebook.com/joleenenaylorbooks – where I will be posting a tidbit a day; it might be an excerpt, it might be some character art, it might be… well, it might be anything. I’ve been at it for a few days, so check it out and let me know what you think.

If Twitter is more your thing, I will be posting character art work randomly over the next month or so, as well as snippets and other goodies, so stop by and follow along. https://twitter.com/joleene_naylor

On a side note, Legacy of Ghosts was awarded the Bronze medal for cover art at AuthorsDB. I want to thank everyone who voted, I appreciate it so much!

Have a great week!

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Voting Time!

book-contest-semi-finalistIt’s time to vote in the AuthorsdB book cover contest for 2013! And Legacy of Ghosts is a semi-finalist, meaning I need your votes in order for it to move to the finalist stage.

If you’d like, you can vote for Legacy of Ghosts once a day from now until December 15th. As far as I know you don’t need an account at AuthorsdB in order to vote.

How to vote:

Find the cover(s) you want to vote for (You can vote for all of them if you want) then hover over the stars beneath it.


When you click, you are giving the cover however many stars you’ve clicked on, for instance 4 stars, 5 stars, etc. And since you can vote – or rate – as many books as you want, I’d appreciate it if you’d also give five stars to another book in the same category. It’s Charmeine by the ever talented Emily Guido.

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Thanks so much guys! Your votes are really appreciated! And while you’re there, be sure to check out the other categories, too.

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Legacy of Ghosts gets a Touch Up

cover mess - 250I breezed through Shades of Gray last year and, with the help of the wonderful DM Yates, caught and corrected some typos. It was time that Legacy of Ghosts got the same treatment, but alas I did a bit more than touch up typos. I know, I know. I didn’t change a lot; I just edited the scene with the letters a bit, added a couple of very short scenes based on two of the Lost Chapters and tightened up some of the conversation and such. If you’ve already read the book then it’s not worth getting a new copy of it (wait, a minute, aren’t I supposed to encourage you to re-read it? Oh well…), but if you haven’t  now might be the time to go check it out.

You can grab a copy at:

There are other places (like Kobo, apple, etc.) But it’s not updated there yet.  I may go through and do this to the others, including Shades of Gray again as I need to reread them all to make sure my plot… erm.. development for book six, Children of Shadows,  will work. Alas, I forget what ends up making the final cut and what doesn’t. I need a keeper. 😉

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PS – I have added some polls about the book covers – check the upper right corner in the top link bar for the Polls drop down.

Experimental Legacy of Ghosts Cover

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For book two I swapped out the heavy pink/red color of the original cover for a simple blue because, though there is some heavy romance moments, the main challenge in the story is the characters’ regret and how to deal with that. This also contributes to the choice of the graveyard motif, which not only conveys the regret and lost moments, but also gives it a gothy, vampire-ish tone. Plus it looks cool.

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Leave a Question for the New Character!

new characterUnless disaster strikes, Heart of the Raven will officially be released 3-13-13 (March 13, 2013), and for the upcoming blog hop I thought it might be fun to introduce you to one of the new characters. I started the blog, but when it came time for her to tell you about herself, well, we didn’t know what to say. What do YOU want to know? Leave your questions in the comments before February 10th and we’ll do our best to answer them in the I *heart* books blog coming up February 11th. You’ll also have a chance to win a super Valentine prize basket, including some yummy treats imported from Japan.

So leave your questions below, and if you have some extra time, stop by Beth Muscat’s blog and check out the super review she wrote for Legacy Of Ghost

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Do YOU Have a Suggestion?

You probably aren’t wondering that, but I’m going to tell you anyway!

Unless I get complaints/suggestions, you’re lookin’ at the cover 😉

Patrick: A prequel is finished in its rough draft form. Rather than the 50,000 word Novella I had in mind, Patrick clocks in at around 101,000 words. Some of those might get trimmed, but even so it’s going to be a full length novel. For those who have no idea what that means, it’s roughly the same length as Ties of Blood. Not only is it longer than it was supposed to be, but it is darker – lots darker.  I knew it would be sad, but I had no idea how much *&^% poor Patrick went through. I’ll be interested to see who lies it and who doesn’t.

Anyway, the first two beta readers have it in their grubby hands – well, er, on their computers, and then it is off to the next round. (I’ve had one volunteer so far. Who else is brave enough?) I hope to have it through beta stages by the end of September  and finish my last edits in October, which means it should be published by Halloween. Yay!

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While Patrick is floating through beta readers, I’ll spend September finishing book 5: Heart of the Raven. I hope to send it to betas in October and have it back by mid November to do all the last rewrites and final rounds of editing. If all goes well it should be published in December or January. (this means I won’t be around much in September)

(You may notice that the collection covers lack my usual artwork. Call it an experiment. I have a bet going about it, and we’ll see who wins.)

Meanwhile, in September I will release two  Amaranthine Special Edition collections. Book one will feature Shades of Gray & Legacy of Ghosts, while book 2 will have Ties of Blood & Ashes of Deceit. Both will have bonus content.

“Did you say bonus content?”

Yes, I did. Why should DVDs have all the fun? With that in mind, book one has The Lost Chapters from Legacy of Ghosts, a Character Art Gallery/Bios, the special short How to Silence a Human (written for Love in the Kitchen: Flash Fiction & Recipes collection) and links to downloadable content (three wallpapers and a print yourself bookmarker set). Book two has The Amaranthine Character Interviews, the Executioner Character Gallery/Bios, The Legend of Lilith short and links to downloadable content (two bookmarker sets and three more wallpapers).

The question is:

What bonus content do YOU want to see?

Is there some other piece of randomness that I’ve generated over the years that you’d like to have in one, tidy place? Or is there something new you think it needs? As always, looking forward to your feedback!

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