Lots of Freebies, Including the Amaranthine Series


Shades of Gray is always free, but for July you can also only get Legacy of Ghosts and Ties of Blood for FREE – and get Ashes of Deceit and Heart of the Raven for only $.99 each – that’s five books for $1.98!

How do you get this awesome deal? Head over to Smashwords and enter some codes at checkout:

Shades of Gray (always free)

Legacy of Ghosts – code:SFREE at checkout

Ties of Blood – enter code:SFREE at checkout

Ashes of Deceit – (always $.99)

Heart of the Raven – code:SSW50 at checkout to get it for $.99


Get Masque of the Vampire – the newest book – at 50% off! Use code: SSW50 at checkout!

How cool is that? And mine aren’t the only free or discounted books this month:

For mor sale books, check out the sales pages at Smashwords.com

Do you know of other books on sale at Smashwords? Are you an author participating in the summer sale? Please leave your links in the comments below!

Sensational Christmas Sale!

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‘Tis the season for Holiday Sales, fa la la la la, la la la la….

And it’s also the time for holiday commercials. So, in my best TV announcer voice:

Through November and December you can get the first book in the Amaranthine series – Shades of Gray – for FREE! yes, you read that right, FREE! And you have your choice of retailers: Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Amazon, Amazon UK, Apple iBooks, and Kobo among others.

But that’s not all. Act now and you can also pick up the rest of the series at a discounted price. Normally it would cost $16.95 for the entire series, but during the holidays all six books can be yours for only $6.95! That’s a $10 savings! And just like Shades of Gray you can grab them up at all major retailers including Barnes and NobleSmashwords, AmazonAmazon UK, Kobo and Apple.

Do you already own the series? Then why not take the opportunity to buy it for a friend or loved one. Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes and Noble all offer the ability to “gift” books to others. It’s as easy as clicking the Give as Gift button. The recipient will receive an email with instructions on claiming their gift. If you;ve never tried it, then now seems like a great time to give it a go. Make your holiday shopping fast, simple, and satisfying by giving the gift of books this season. After all, what goes better with Christmas than vampires?

Ok, besides eggnog, yule logs, evergreens, twinkle lights… On second thought, don’t answer that question, just take advantage of the great prices! and be sure to check out other Holiday Gift Ideas right here on my blog throughout the holiday season!

Free For Halloween!


Until November 1st, Heart of the Raven will be free ONLY on Smashwords! To grab your copy just visit Smashwords and enter the promo code YK83M at checkout. Then download your copy in ANY format you prefer: .mobi, .epub, or even a pdf!

Also, in case I don’t get to post it on Friday, Shades of Gray is being featured Friday at The Fussy Librarian. It’s a new website that offers personalized ebook recommendations. You choose from 30 genres and indicate preferences about content and then the computers work their magic and send out email notices of books you might like. It’s pretty cool — check it out! www.TheFussyLibrarian.com

In November I will be attempting NaNoWriMo to finish up book 6. I need to put one of those cool widgets in my sidebar.

I think that’s it for news. Have a Happy Halloween, everyone!

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Feelin’ Lucky Blog Hop Giveaway

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Welcome to the Feelin’ Lucky Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Smell Sheep and Fictional Candy! It lasts March 7-13th, so you have plenty of time to check out the other blogs. Because I’m on wordpress you’ll have to click the Linky link at the bottom of this blog to be taken to the list of participating blogs.


It’s a blog hop. Thus called because people “hop” from one blog to another. And it’s all green for St. Patrick’s day. Get it? Feelin’ Lucky-

“I get it. I’ve just never seen you do a hop before, Jo.”

Well, this is my first hop, so be gentle 😉

So are you feelin’ lucky? Is the luck of the Irish with you? Three winners will receive a free copy of one of the Amaranathine book of their choice, downloaded from Smashwords. (You can get any format you choose there: mobi, epub, pdf, even a text file!).

“But it’s a series, Jo! Why the choice?”

I dunno. Because choices are fun. Besides, What if someone read the first book already, but never made it back to the others. Why would they want to win it over again?

And now if the peanut gallery is done asking questions, it’s time for you to enter to win! Just leave your name, contact info and the book of your choice in the comments below. Random.org will choose three lucky winners on the 14th and I will mail the winners with links and a coupon code.

And now for the books:

Book 1: Shades of Gray

Hunted by a coven of vampires, Katelina has only one person she can trust: Jorick. But when her knight in shining armor turns out to be one of the monsters she has to examine her perceptions of good and evil to survive.

Book 2: Legacy of Ghosts

After the events of Shades of Gray, Katelina and Jorick seek peace but it’s hard to come by. Kateesha plans to fight the same battle as Jorick’s fledgling, but a common enemy isn’t enough to overcome past betrayals. Drawn into a deathly conflict, Jorick and Katelina must learn to overcome old regrets, or risk loosing their future to the ghosts of their past.

Book 3: Ties of Blood

With Kateesha dead, it’s time to face the consequences. On a trip home they meet Verchiel, a too friendly vampire, then the police arrest Jorick. They barely get away when Katelina is taken to face Malick, the head of The Guild. Will Jorick get there in time? Who is the terrifying vampire she saw in the woods, and why won’t Verchiel go away?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, may the luck ‘o the Irish be with you and go check out those other blogs!!

It’s Party Time!

This week marks the release of Dragon Blues by Edie Ramer and so she’s throwing a party – but not just any party! It’s a week long, giveaway event where you can enter to win free copies of books by authors such as Amy Atwell, Lori Brighton, PJ Alderman, your truly, and many others!

How do you play? It’s simple! Visit Edie’s blog at http://edieramer.com/blog/ , check out the excerpt(s) of your choice and leave a comment for a chance to win. It couldn’t be easier! And, participants who comment on all 16 entries will be entered to win more free books!

Here’s the schedule:

Monday: Edie Ramer, P.J. Alderman, Amy Atwell, Lori Brighton, M.A. Golla, Joleene Naylor

Tuesday: Lori Devoti, L.C. Evans, Sylvia Rochester, Karin Tabke, Jody Wallace

Wednesday: Melanie Atkins, Marcia Colette, Susanna Fraser, E.V. Mitchell (aka Julianne MacLean), Cindy Procter-King (who is giving away an audio book!)

Thursday: Shari Anton, Karen Cantwell, Liz Kreger, Linda S. Prather, Dana Taylor

Friday: Karen Wojcik Berner, Misty Evans, Lynda Hilburn, Leigh Morgan, Amber Scott

Hope to see you there!

Holiday Sale


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas out there – or at least a lot like winter. Cold, snowy, icy and gray. But don’t let the winter weather get you down! Cheer up with a good book at a great price.

The Indie Authors Unite Kindle Holiday Sale features awesome, discounted reads from authors like Valerie Maarten, Delle Jacobs, Jodi Langston and more.  Take a moment to check out the deals, then snuggle up with a hot cup of coco and tell mother nature to be cold and snowy without you!

Why wait until Christmas for a present? Keep  an eye on the right side of my blog (right at the top) where I will be posting links for free reads every day or so until the 25th.

Stay warm and Happy Holidays!

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