Read an Ebook Week


I’m coming late to the sale, but it’s Read an eBook Week and Smashwords is having their usual sale – which means all of my books are on sale, most at 1$ off or more. To take advantage of the special prices, enter the codes supplied on the listing page at checkout.


Be sure to check out the other amazing deals going on this week!

Thanksgiving Stay at Home and Shop Sale

Thanksgiving Stay at Home and Shop Sale

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Why should retail workers have to give up their holiday when we can shop from home? Thanksgiving is a time or family, but modern merchandisers have turned it into a bargain shopping experience. You can have both. Stay home and shop from the comfort of your computer, smart phone or tablet. Grab ebooks for $.99 each and save big, without having to go get crushed in the Thanksgiving madness. eBooks make great gifts, too! Smashwords, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble allow you to send them to anyone with an email address.

Grab these great ebook deals!


Gingerbread Castle by DM Yates
genre: Childrens
A holiday rhyme book for children ages 7 to 9 about a magical castle found only in dreamland.


Better than Perfect by Tricia Drammeh
genre: New Adult
When Karlie’s world is invaded by two surly twins bound for criminal court, a too-good-to-be-true love interest, and a cute cop who keeps showing up at the most inopportune moments, she can either fight against the changes in her life, or embrace them.
Finding Father by Susan C Foy
genre:Christian Romance
Kendra, a young single mother, finds a new home and a circle of new Christian friends. But her new life leads her directly into the path of the one person she has despised and feared since their first encounter years ago.  Can she make peace with the past without risk to herself or her daughter?
Street Justice Charlie’s Angel by Samantha Fury
genre: Christian Romance
Charlie’s ends up on the streets of Chicago. A place where crime lords and women of the night come out to play. Charlie finds herself at the mercy of Rico DeLusa, a local crime king. When she begins having feelings for one of Rico’s employees, Angel Blackwell, she wonders if she’s out of her element. She needs the strength to overcome, the wisdom to make the right choices, and the insight to follow what is right Instead of listening to her heart

Christian Fiction:

Times of Turmoil – The End Times Saga Book 1 by Cliff Ball
genre:Christian Fiction
In this first novel in The End Times Saga (prequel to Times of Trouble and Times of Trial), we follow how the Evans family gained their riches and eventually their power to influence events in the United States.
The Boys Upstairs by Jane Lebak
genre:Christian Fiction
A jaded police officer is desperate to save three homeless children a few nights before Christmas, with temperatures below zero and falling, but the only one he can turn to is his estranged brother, a crippled priest.


Always by DM Yates
genre:Fantasy Romance
Two eternal beings travel to Earth to experience life in mortal form hoping to find each other and fall in love in this epic emotional tale.
The Lone Hero by DM Yates
genre: Fantasy
Einarr is chosen to end the dragon war on their home planet of Aberforth but it will take most of his lifetime to try. In the meantime, he discovers friends and family he never had before.
Shades of Gray by Joleene Naylor
genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Join Katelina as she falls into a world of night; no sparkling here, just plenty of blood and violence, the way vampires were meant to be.
Vampire Morsels by Joleene Naylor
genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Seventeen short stories from the world of Amaranthine; a universe of blood and darkness where vampires don’t sparkle and night is eternal.
Legacy of Ghosts by Joleene Naylor
genre: Paranormal Fantasy
The second book in the Amaranthine series. Can jorick and Katelina overcome their past and forge a future, or will they loose themselves to old ghosts and older guilt?
The Protector by Mark Mathews
genre: fantasy
Barrett, the sorceress Letha. and their companions, now follow the trail of the key, seeking to gain its control before it falls into evil hands. Meanwhile, the malicious enchantress Basath also pursues the treasure in hopes of releasing unspeakable abhorrent beings upon the world while having the evil god Baris bestow demi-god powers upon her as reward.
The Calling by Mark Mathews
genre: Fantasy
Far to the East, the evil Wizard Ormalt begins his conquest of Cerulian. But fate shall intervene in the form of an unassuming, scholarly boy named Hartman. Now, in a clandestine meeting, the two must engage in magical combat, while the fate of their world hangs precariously in the balance.

Young Adult:

Spellbound by Tricia Drammeh
genre: Fantasy/Paranormal YA
Danger, secrets, and betrayal collide, and when a Demon makes his claim, the small, southern town of Oaktree becomes a battleground. On sale for only $0.99
Freshman Phenom
genre: Sports YA
The first book in The Will Stover Sports Series, “Freshman Phenom” will be on sale for 99 cents on Thursday and Friday.


Stepping Stones by DM Yates
genre: Poetry
An eclectic collection of poems done mostly in rhyme.


Rachel’s Story by Sherry Chamblee
genre: Women’s fiction/Historical
Katie Brown enjoys Eldercare, but knows it’s a mistake to get involved when she could be transferred at any time. Then one day she hears of a missing manuscript, written by Granny’s own mother decades ago. As an aspiring writer, Katie is fascinated, and sets out to find it.


The Essential Fiverr Buyer’s Guide by Dina Eisenberg JD
genre: How To Non-Fiction
Authors spend your time writing, not working on your book platform! $.99 The Essential Fiverr Buyer’s Guide teaches you to harness the power of Fiverr for your microbusiness! Have someone create your social media conent & post for you! Need an author website quickly? Learn how to effectively use outsourcing.Pre-order now to big bonuses that compliment the book!
How To Turn Your Crafts Into Ca$h by Peter Draggon
genre: How To Non-Fiction
If you ever wanted to turn your hobby into income, you are just 99¢ away from making it happen! Be sure to pick up “How To Turn Your Crafts Into Ca$h while it is on sale November 28-30.
The Online Dating Quick Guide by Peter Draggon
genre: Self Help Non-Fiction
You are just a few days (and 99¢) away from finding a date…maybe even the person of your dreams! Reviews are appreciated
How to Bake the Best Delicious Fudge For All Seasons by Kim Lambert
 genre: Cookbook
Do you have a sweet tooth? Would you love to have amazing fudge to share for Christmas ? Is a melt in your mouth, delicious fudge the stuff of your dreams ? Learn how to easily make delicious fudge, with amazing flavours and textures, in your kitchen today.
Escort Sex: How to Engage the Service of an Escort by Peter Draggon
genre: Adult How To Non-Fiction
If you are dealing with the loss of intimacy through illness or the passing of a spouse or significant other, this book may be for you. Just 99¢ November 28-30…save $3.00 now!
Online Sex and Dating Sites by Peter Draggon
genre: Adult List Non-Fiction
If you’ve been looking for friendship, dating, or something a “little more,” then pick this book up while it is on sale November 28-30 for just 99¢. Miss the deadline? No problem, still on sale through December 5 at big savings. MATURE SUBJECT FOR AGES 18+.
Online Sex and Dating Success by Peter Draggon
genre: Self-Help Adult Non-Fiction
Have you been throwing money at dating sites and getting nothing in return? That all ends today…pick up Online Sex and Dating Success while it is on sale November 28-30 for just 99¢.

Happy Holidays with Stepping Stones by DM Yates

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Yes, it’s time to start finding gifts for friends and families. Why not make it easy this year? Like myself, DM Yates will be posting great bargains, and in the spirit of the holidays I thought I’d share!

From DM Yate’s blog:



Poetry can warm your heart and soul this winter

As I mentioned in my last post, I feel that my heart belongs to writing but my soul belongs to poetry. I have written poetry since I was young. I wish I would have kept what I wrote but I didn’t.

I have put all my books on sale as a gift to you for all your support including my treasured book of poetry. All my works are available for just 99 cents from Nov 2014 through Jan 2015. Later, I’ll list where you can find my books.

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!

Paperback Early Bird Special

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From now until March 15th the paperback version of Children of Shadows is only $7.99 Starting the 15th it goes up to $9.50, so grab your copy before then and save over 14%!

Children of Shadows paperback

If ebooks are more your thing, you can still pre-order from Barnes and Noble or Apple iBooks. If you have pre-ordered be sure to enter the pre-order giveaway!

The sixth installment of the Amaranthine series pulsates with the dark blood of vampire lore.

The Children of Shadows, a vampire cult not seen for hundreds of years, resurfaces to wage war on the vampire guilds. Led by a familiar face, the cult wreaks havoc while Katelina and Jorick are trapped in Munich’s stronghold. Ume, a mysterious vampiress, who claims to know Verchiel, offers the help of her secret organization. But how are she and Verchiel connected, and can they trust her?

As mysteries are solved, new ones appear. Why have the Children of Shadows returned, and is it really a former ally that leads them, or a look-alike? Jorick and Katelina will have to team up with past companions and new allies if they want to find out the truth.

Legends rise and secrets are revealed in a world where vampires walk, drenched in blood and shadows.

More Read an E-Book Goodness – UPDATED

As if getting the whole AMaranthine series for free wasn’t enough to celebrate read an ebook week, several of my fellow authors are participating with more free or reduced books.

Your ereaders are going to be overloaded!

Craving Sci-fi or Fantasy with a twist? Check out Barbara G. Tarn’s massive, massive collection. I seriously have 35 of her works on my kindle (and I’ve read several and loved them all) and they are ALL reduced and in some cases free. Loads of hot men here, and for the guys there are plenty of hot women, too. And fighting.

How about Sci-fi or Erotica? Rodney C Johnson writes both, and he also has both free and reduced titles to choose from. He’s another author with an expansive universe, though you can make your way through any of the books without the others, it’s always better to read them all. And don’t forget his poetry book.

Speaking of poetry, DM Yates has several offerings, including a poetry book, a children’s book, and the first two books in her Always series. They are a great twist on reincarnation with a strong love story running right down the middle, the kind that makes you sigh, cry, and occasionally want to give the hero a smack. (What good romance doesn’t make you feel that way?)

And while we’re talking twists, Roger Lawrence is giving away his short story A Little Twist as well as reduced prices on his three series. Yes, three. Kongomato is for the horror lovers, Three Hoddies is fun sci-fi and  Old Geezers… well, the description alone should hook you.

Another author with multiple series is Stephannie Beman who has both free and discounted books from her hot mythical romance collections. I have one word here: Hades. And he is hot. Heck, most of her men are hot. Just as they should be.

And speakign of hot, CGCopola has the first two books in her sci-fi/romance series at reduced prices. So who’s hot? Reid, that’s who! Want to know who he is? then grab the books – you won’t be disappointed.

Juli D. Revezzo is offering two books in her paranormal fantasy series, Antique Magic, (book 1, The Artist’s Inheritance and book 2, Drawing Down the Shades) on sale. Though I haven;t read them they look good and I’ve grabbed them up.

If you like historic novels, S.G. Rogers is offering her  RONE Award-nominated novel, Duke of a Gilded Age, for 50% off.  It’s another one that looks good! 

And that’s all I have for the moment, but there are LOTS of good deals still to be had.

Are you an author offering free or reduced books? or a reader whose favorite author is participating in read an ebook week?  Leave the Smashwords link in the comments!

It’s 2013 and We’re Still Alive


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:

Volume 2:

On Barnes and Noble*

Volume 1:

Volume 2:

On Smashwords:

Volume 1: 

Volume 2:

* 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!

Lots-O-Links #28 – ebook sales!

This is a special edition of Lots-O-Links, posts where I randomly share links. Fun, huh? I can now call it the weekly post that four (real, I presume) people have gone on record as liking. Pretty cool!

This week I am posting ebook deals! Drop in to Smashwords and pick up some of these awesome books!

Everything by Unicorn Productions (aka Barbara G. Tarn) is 50% off! This includes her Immortals series, which I highly recommend!

All of LC Cooper’s books are FREE – including the super creepy “Legacy”. It was months before I could look  at… ah, nope, not giving it away 😉

Though not officially part of the “sale” Steve Evans has slashed his prices – they’re down 60%!  I just finished his novel “The Russian Idea” and the rest are on my tbr list.

Terry O’Grady has various deals on his collection of novels – and like his sale, his offerings are also a variety – from a YA novel to a civil war piece. Check ’em out!

CM Barrett has marked all of her books down 25% except for those which are always free, of course.

Phillip Frey has one book FREE and another at 75% off! Talk about deals!

and of  course Bonnie Mutchler’s poetry books are always FREE 😉

Do you know of anyone else offering deep smashwords discounts? Are you? Leave me the links the the author’s page and I will add them 🙂

If you have any links to share please mail them to me at Joleene (at) JoleeneNaylor (dot) com or else post them in the comments! And that’s all I have right now. Have a great week everyone!

Special 50% off Holiday Sale

Holiday Sale!

As a thank you to ll my wonderful readers, between now and January 3rd get 50% off Ties of Blood at Smashwords by entering the coupon code HY74B at checkout. You can choose to download the book in a variety of formats, including .mobi for Kindle and epub for Nook, Kobo, Apple and more.  Just save it to your computer and then load it to your device via your usb cable.

After all, what goes better with Christmas than vampires?

Feel free to share the code with your friends! Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Season’s Greetings, Happy Hanukkah etc etc.

Spring Fever Book Sale

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Snow flakes on a flower....

Spring is here – or so the calendar says – and to celebrate Indie Authors Unite is having a Spring Fever Sale!  With 65 books under $.99 you’re sure to find something to entertain you while you wait for Mother Nature to catch up with the calendar!

Participating authors include:

  • Linda S. Prather
  • Valerie Maarten
  • Samantha Fury
  • Elizabeth Reeyes
  • Alex Knight
  • Larry Enright
  • Angela Carlie
  • Tracey Alley
  • Tommie Lynn
  • & more! (including yours truly!)

if you’re looking for spring bargains, be sure to check it out!

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