The “Something Old, Something New” Giveaway

As I mentioned in my previous post I’ve been behind, which means I wasn’t able to fully promote the blog tour. That was sad because there were some great hosts and some interesting posts. Thanks to the “forever” nature of the internet, though, it’s never too late to go see something old as if it were new, nor is it too late t giveaway the last pack of Executioner collector cards:

The whole pack – 15 Executioners and one “cover” card:

the whole set

the whole set

The cards are printed on both front and back:

Each card has a front and a back

Each card has a front and a back

Pretty cool, huh? But how can you get your hands on them? It’s easy. Just follow the links below and leave a comment on at least three of the blog posts. You’ll need to comment here and leave me a contact address (either Facebook or your email) and if you want you can tell me where you commented, but you don’t have to. Every comment you leave on an additional blog is an extra entry, so you could actually get up to twenty-two entries by commenting. And if someone says you sent them to this blog in a comment, you get five extra. Oh, and if you’ve already commented on them, say back when the tour was running, then that counts. How easy is that?

Winner will be chosen on June 1, 2013 by and will be notified by their preferred contact method. If, after two weeks, they haven’t responded a new winner will be chosen. This is open to US and International participants.

And now for that list of eligible blog posts!

Good luck and hope to see you play along!

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Next Big Thing Blog Tour: Tales of the Executioners

senyaIs this getting out of hand? Well, it’s a matter of opinion, but when the awesome Victoria Hudson asked if I’d take the tag I had to say yes! you can check out her post about her forthcoming book The Republican, and also look into her other books while you’re there!

Since Heart of the Raven is pretty much done and just going through the final edits, I am answering this about my next big thing. 😉

Here are the questions:

1) What is the working title of your book? 

Tales of the Executioners is my working title, but I may try to “morsel” it up so I can get some fun puns out of it, like “Tasty bites of fiction” or “re-vamped” or “more fang for your buck” or any of the other really bad ones I’ve used so far.

2)Where did the idea for the book come from? 

After I finished the Vampire Morsels short stories I thought it would be fun before I launched into vampire Morsels 2.

3) What genre does it fall under? 

Paranormal Short Story Collection

jamie4) Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Hideaki Takizawa can play Verchiel. My brother wants Kate Beckinsale for Senya, but I’m not sold on that. As for everyone else… I have no idea.

5) What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

A collection of 14 (I think) stories about the dreaded Executioners

6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Self pubbed as always because I like it that way!

7) How long did it take you to write the first draft?

I haven’t actually started it yet but, if I do one a week we’re talking fourteen weeks or more. I’d say four months to be safe.

beldren8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I have no idea.

9) Who or what inspired you to write this book? 

Honestly? I just think it’s a fun idea. I like to see where the characters came from.

10) What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

It’s vampires so there’s bound to be some blood, some death, maybe a murderous rampage, probably at least one set of tragic lovers, and I guess Verchiel will finally get his own story.

As for tagging anyone, I don;t know who hasn’t done it yet, so if you haven;t then you’re tagged!

Ten Days of Giveaways: Day Nine

To celebrate the release of the fourth book in the Amaranthine series I am hosting ten days of giveaways on this blog! Each day from, May 22 – 31, I will post a tiny excerpt of the fourth book and a prize. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment with your email address on the blog and you will be automatically entered to win the prize being given away in that blog post! (yes, that means to enter for all ten prizes you have to comment on each of the ten blogs.) If you’re not comfortable leaving your address in a comment, please email it to m at Joleene (at) and be sure to let me know which blog you’re entering for. will pick the winners on June 4th. I will contact the winners for your mailing address and send the prizes shortly after.


Day Nine:

A lonely engine sounded in the distance, growing louder as it drew closer. They exchanged semi-curious glances that turned to concern when a sleek black car tore into the driveway. It slid to a halt and the doors popped open. Three figures emerged, each in long black coats that made Katelina cringe. The leader was a woman with dark, bobbed hair. Though she couldn’t see the specific facial features, Katelina knew what they looked like.

Loren stiffened beside her, warily alert. “Is it…”

“Executioners,” she whispered back. “That’s Senya, the one from-”

“Yeah. I recognize the bitch now. She was at a battle we had with Kateesha’s coven.”

Katelina nodded. “I think the big guy with her is Zuri. He was here with Beldren a couple days ago, investigating a murder. I don’t know who the black guy is.”


Three lucky winners will each get one (1)set of 16 Executioner cards. 

The whole set. Includes the current Executioners and two who have retired.

Each card has a front and a back

The set includes the current Executioners, plus two who have retired.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check back tomorrow for another fun giveaway, and if you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the other Ten Days of Giveaways blogs!

Who is your favorite/least favorite Executioner? (I’ll share the most interesting answers(s) on facebook.)

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