It’s 2013 and We’re Still Alive

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The Special Editions of which I speak

The 12/21/12 Apocalypse didn’t kill us, nor did it wipe out technology, so to celebrate for the month of January the Amaranthine Special Editions will be priced at just $2.99. With two books in each volume, that makes it just $1.50 a book, not to mention all the yummy extras like character interviews, artwork and more.

Volume I:  Shades of Gray and Legacy of Ghosts, the first two novels in the Amaranthine series weave a bloody tale of death, war, love and most of all vampires. Special features include the “Lost Chapters” from Legacy of Ghosts, the short story “How to Silence a Human”, links to downloadable content and a character gallery featuring original artwork.

Volume II: Ties of Blood and Ashes of Deceit, the third and fourth books in the Amaranthine series, continue the saga of Katelina and her new world of blood, night and vampires. Special features include character interviews, the story of Lilith, links to downloadable content and an Executioner gallery featuring bios and original artwork.

(for an extended description visit the Special Edition Page)

On Amazon:

Volume 1: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009BA0VK4

Volume 2: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009BJAGU0/

On Barnes and Noble*

Volume 1: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1113097905?ean=2940015526110

Volume 2: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1113069477?ean=2940015538038

On Smashwords:

Volume 1:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/236178 

Volume 2: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/236195

* As of this posting B&N is being persnickety, so to get your special sale price you have to click where it says NOOK Books (2) and then choose the second version like so:

B&N sale price

And here’s hoping 2013 is a great year for everyone! Happy New Year!

The Artist’s Inheritance by Juli D. Revezzo

The Artist’s Inheritance is a dark paranormal fantasy novel by Juli D. Revezzo
Settling into their new home in Gulf Breeze, Florida, Caitlin finds strange changes coming over her husband Trevor. He seems obsessed with a beautiful chair he’s carving.

When the nightmares deepen and ghosts begin lurking—she knows something’s not right, and not just her newfound precognitive abilities. It’s the damned chair, she’s sure. Could it be just what it seems: a mundane piece of furniture? If so, why is it attracting dark forces—the forces she suspects drove Trevor’s siblings to insanity and suicide?

Before the same happens to Trevor, Caitlin must convince him to sell his art. But armed with only a handful of allies, and little experience of the supernatural, she must proceed with caution against the hellish forces besieging her family. If she succeeds, she will break the ancestral curse. If she fails, she may lose forever the one thing she cares about most: her beloved Trevor.

The Artist’s Inheritance available now at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Artists-Inheritance-Antique-Magic-ebook/dp/B008XL82IU/

and Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/220457

and coming soon to paperback.

Ties of Blood is now available in paper back!

The third installment of the Amaranthine series is now available in paper back.

Right now you can get it from the very cool CS estore –  https://www.createspace.com/3661748 – Amazon is coming next.

I’ve had a few people ask me about Barnes & Noble, and I have to admit I’m a little frustrated when it comes to B&N. I have been happily letting Smashwords handle my distribution to several places (Kobo, Barnes & Noble, etc) and they’ve always been prompt, but so far nothing. I inquired about why the book still has not shipped – one month after publishing – and was told that it will ship this week or next, which means another two weeks after that before it will show up at Barnes and Noble! I’m not very happy about that. Best case scenario is two more weeks, making it six weeks since I published – meanwhile my dashboard says it shipped to Apple on the 17th of September. If it can ship to apple why can’t it ship anywhere else?

This is the first time I’ve had trouble with Smashwords distribution, but if it doesn’t ship soon I’m going to go through Barnes & Noble myself. 😦

Okay, enough of the bad stuff! Go check out the estore – even if you’re not buying a paperback – because I am rather proud of the wallpaper (yes, I get custom wallpaper!) And while you’re at it, why not go check out the other two? They have cool wallpaper, too!

Shades of Gray – https://www.createspace.com/3399574 

Legacy of Ghosts – https://www.createspace.com/3486396 

Ties of Blood – https://www.createspace.com/3661748 

101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire Free on Amazon

Get 'er while she's free!

Amazon sent me a notice about this a few days ago and I completely forgot.  So, fast forward I hopped onto Amazon tonight to check my sales and had over 3,000 for 101 Tips. Considering I haven’t sold any of those for the last two months, I immediately though “this is a mistake”, and then I remembered the mail from Amazon and it made sense.

Of course, free means I’m not making any royalties off those sales, but I don’t mind since it’s already a free book at Smashwords, anyway, and would have been free on Amazon if they allowed for it.

Right now you’re asking yourself “WHat’s the point of this post?”  It’s to tell you that if you haven’t gotten 101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire from Amazon, now is the time to do it coz it’s a freebie, and we all love a freebie!

If you don’t have a Kindle, you can still get it for free on Smashwords as a document or PDF. it’s only about 9,000 words total, including the preview of Legacy of Ghosts, so it’s not too bad to read on a computer screen.

Six Sentence Sunday

From Shades of Gray

A lone figure walked slowly towards her from around the house. His hair and clothing were all black, as if he were a part of the night. He was like a shadow wraith formed from her fears, with only his pale face to give him the illusion of reality.

He came to a stop in front of her and gazed down. He was tall and broad shouldered with a slim waist.  His mouth remained a tight–lipped line, though his eyes, dark and warm, seemed to be smiling at her.

Shades of Gray is currently available on the Amazon Kindle for 99 cents as part of the Indie Authors Unite Holiday Sale. Check out this list for some other great bargains.

*What is Six Sentence Sunday? It’s a group of writers who post six sentences from one of their manuscripts (whether published or no) every Sunday. It’s an excellent way to discover new writers and new books, so check out the other entries.  This is my first week of participation, but if time allows I hope to join in regularly.

Special Sale and Fun Videos!

Yeah, it’s a “two fer'” post.

First I want to announce the exciting news that Shades of Gray, previously $11.00 in paper back, is now $7.50.

That's a $3.50 savings!!

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Yeah, this is that “Pro plan” I talked about, though I opted out of the extended distribution for the moment because it means I’d have to leave the price at $10.50. And,  where as it does make the books available to book stores such as Barnes and Noble or Borders, the only way my book would be there is if someone walked in, went to the counter and said, “Hey, can I get Shades of Gray by Joleene Naylor?” And if they’re doing that, then there’s a good chance that they could have just gotten the book online. In the end, with shipping and handling, they probably pay the same amount, and have it there in the same amount of time, except that they then have to go back to the bookstore to pick the book up, vs having it dropped off at their door.

I don’t know.  I might enable it later, meaning that this $7.50 thing may not be around forever. So, if you haven’t got the paper back yet, now’s the time to do it.

On a side note, I’m still waiting for the prize books to arrive. They’re supposed to be here no later than Monday, which means Wednesday for us in hicksville, so cross your fingers.

And now for the videos I promised!

I found these from random postings on the CPC Vampire vs Zombie Challenge and wanted to share them. The first one is short but hilarious:

And here’s another spoof/parody that gave me a giggle:

And as a bonus, this one isn’t exactly vampire related, but it was catchy and amused me:

Legacy of Ghosts: Amazon Kindle & Paper Back!

Yes, it’s finally through all the processing and approving! Now you can get Legacy of Ghosts, the second int he Amaranthine series, in paper back or on Amazon Kindle by following the links below:

Paper Back: https://www.createspace.com/3486396

Amazon Kindle:  http://www.amazon.com/Legacy-of-Ghosts-Amaranthine-ebook/dp/B0046A9P0G

And now for the question: If I were to get the “extended plan”, which would dramatically drop the paperback cost (say from 12$ to 8$) which book would be the better investment? The first one, or the second one? If you’re starting a new series do you prefer book 1 to be cheaper and book 2 more expensive, or the other way round?

If I don’t get many replies I may post this question as a separate entry later.

And don’t forget – only one day left until the Legacy of Ghosts contest ends, so if you haven’t entered to win a free autographed copy, then be sure and get it done before 11:59 tonight (the 8th of October)

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