Amaranthine Incognito: July 7th

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Pssssst. Verchiel here. You know, the awesome redhead from the Amaranthine books?

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I know it doesn’t look like me because I’m in disguise, but trust me, it’s me. Okay now that’s cleared up… What? Why am I in disguise? I’m getting there. As I was…. What? No, I can’t speak any louder. I don’t want my author to hear. Shhhhhhh!

Anyway, as I have been trying to tell you, on July 7th I’m going to be sneaking into Kitty Berry’s Den for a two hour takeover. I know, I know, imagine me, a character from the Amaranthine series, hanging out in Kitty Berry’s secret group….Craziness, right? I think the folks at NUFF (National Union of Fictional Folks) would have a fit. That’s why I’m in disguise. It’s also why I have to tell you about this on the down low. I don’t want to attract too much attention, you know.

But, that doesn’t mean you can’t tell your friends that there’s something fun going down on July 7th in Kitty’s Den. Between 8-10 Central/9-11 eastern there will be games, prizes and lots more secret (but fun) stuff. Very mysterious, huh?

So be sure to join me. Since the group contains adult content, it’s set to private, which means you will have to join in order to participate. (That means NUFF can’t find out what’s going on, either! Ha ha!) So join the fun and be ready to party on the 7th!

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The Party Starts Soon!

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The party starts at 2pm Central! Come join us until 10pm for a day of fun, games, and prizes! Once Upon a Page is now an open group meaning you do NOT have to be a member to join in the fun! (But hey, you could join while you’re there!)
 
(If you’re not familiar with a facebook party, all you do is follow the link and when someone posts you participate by commenting – whether it’s a teaser or a game or whatever. You don;t have to go anywhere and you don;t need to be there for the whole party. You can just stop in once or twice if you want, or you can hang out all day. However you want to do it!)
 

The Great Amaranthine Typo Hunt

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Though I (and my team of beta editors) try really hard to keep the Amaranthine Universe free of typos, we miss stuff. (Plus, I’ve gone through and changed a few things without letting the beta editors in on it. Bad, I know). Wouldn’t it be nice if we could kill ALL the typos? Imagine a typo free Universe. Sadly, I can’t realize the dream alone. I need YOUR help.

Have you found a typo? Use the contact form or just drop me an email at Joleene (at) JoleeneNaylor.com and let me know which book/story and what the typo is (If you can include some of the text around it, that really helps!) As a thank you, I will send you an EXCLUSIVE short story. How does that sound?

Want to be sure you’ve got the newest version(s)? Don’t rebuy them! Just drop me an email with a list of the books/stories you have and I’ll email you the newest editions (in ebook format) because sometimes ebook retailers don’t let you know that there’s an update out there.

So, my typo hunters, let’s start killing those typos!

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(PS – and if you find a typo in the exclusive short story, let me know that, too! Ha ha!)

New Covers – 2.5

A few months ago I redid the covers to the Executioner short stories because 1) I didn’t like the old ones and 2) I don’t have all the Executioners drawn, so it was getting a bit sticky about putting non-existent drawings on covers. Anyway, the new covers had a new font (because I might love Optimus Princeps, but…) and photo images. A couple of people (okay, Jonathan and my brother) complained about them (“They don’t match the others!”) and while I initially chalked it up to whiny syndrome (I can say that because Jonathan is my non-biological twin and the brother is my biological brother), I have since decided that maybe they’re right about the new font. (But I still like Lemon Tuesday…) and I admit the fact that the covers have no color in common have bugged me to the point where I was considering adding a colored filter to them already…

Anyway, here is the new effort:

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I need to upload them to Smashwords still, and then I’m going to get the stories formatted for Pronoun (who will publish them to Amazon as FREE stories – yay!)

Of course, this week also marks the beginning of a year of short stories. I’m working on Cyprus, another Tales of the Executioners short.

So what do you think of the new covers? Did you like the old ones better? Or the old-old ones (That also had a different font, BTW, one I like a lot less than Lemon Tuesday)?

New Polls!

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That’s right, we have new polls for you to vote in since the old ones are no longer valid. I don’t know about you, but I love polls.

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Thanks for voting!

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Amaranthine Celebration

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On June 17th, join myself and six fellow authors in Once Upon a Page book group on Facebook for a night of games, prizes, and fun! I’ll kick the party off at 2pm (central), and close it down at ten pm (central), but in between you’ll be treated to a host of…well, hosts! Check it out:

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2-3 pm – Joleene Naylor
3-4 pm – LB Stimson
4-5 pm – Kitty Berry
5-6 pm- Jonathan Harvey
6-7 pm- Chloe Hammond
7-8 pm- Sarah King
8-9 pm- Gabriella Messina
9-10 pm- Joleene Naylor

The virtual party will be held in the Once Upon a Page book group on Facebook, which means you don’t have to leave your house, but you do have to join the group to participate. Then, between 2pm and 10pm central, log in and head over to the group to play games and win prizes! And who knows? If there are enough night owls, maybe we’ll do something special after hours.

Hope to see everyone there!

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Amaranthine Fan Fiction Fling

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Did you want Verchiel to turn Katelina? Did you want to see Sorino and Kai in a romantic short? Or maybe you thought Micah should hook up with someone, or that Katelina should have said yes to Samael. Now’s your chance to address those things, and right the wrongs. That’s right. It’s time for fan fiction!

What is fan fiction? A story written by a fan about characters from a fandom. Fan fiction can stay in the canon universe (in other words it could fit in with everything that happened in the series) or it can be alternate universe (meaning that crazy things can happen, like maybe Patrick didn’t get killed, or maybe Katelina joined Malick and had a showdown with Jorick – the possibilities are endless!)

Between May 16 – July 16, 2017 submit as many Amaranthine fan fiction stories as you’d like by sending them to Joleene (at) JoleeneNaylor.com. You can attach a word document or paste them into the body of the email, whichever is easier for you. Please NO PDFs. I’ll need to copy and post the story for voting, and PDFs are a pain.

Each story must contain at least one Amaranthine character (otherwise it’s not really fan fiction). It can contain as many Amaranthine characters as you want, and as many OC (original characters – aka characters YOU invent) as you want. You can even put yourself in it if you want.

There’s no minimum or maximum word count. Stories do NOT need to be really long, unless you want them to be. Whatever you feel inspired to do.

You can write any kind of story you want.  Romantic pairings, comedy – Whatever you want to write! It can be a story that fits the canon, an alternate universe story, or even a rewritten scene from one of the books or stories.

Adult themed stories are perfectly acceptable, but so are PG stories.

After the deadline, I’ll put the stories up and we’ll vote to see who gets crowned. Depending on how many entries there are, I may do categories like best romance, or best Alternate Universe, etc.

Questions? Post them in the comments below! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Official Rules:

  • Neither Facebook or WordPress are responsible for this event. It is sponsored by, and sole responsibility of, Joleene Naylor.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • By submitting a story you are giving Joleene naylor th right to post, publish, and share said story, as well as use your name for post relating to the contest including (but not limited to) display for voting and/or as the winning entry.
  • Winners will be chosen by votes when the submission period ends.
  • Joleene Naylor reserves the right to add prizes, subtract prizes, and/or end this competition at any time for any reason, including lack of participation.

 

Goddess of Night Release Party

Yes, Goddess of Night has already been released, but who says a release party has to be on release day? Not I, and so on May 10th, in the awesome Book Born group, we will be holding the official release party!

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Since it’s being held in the group, there’s no invite for you to accept. Just be on Facebook on the 10th, between 6pm and 10pm central, and check in to the Book Born group.

You don’t need to join the group to see posts, but you will need to be a member to comment.

Also look for an “End of Series Celebration” coming to Facebook in a few weeks. Details to be announced.

Hope to see everyone in Book Born on May 10th!

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