A Chance to Win a Copy of Vampire Morsels & Shades of Gray!

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Donna gave 101 Tips ten Rubber Ducks – check her post to see what I mean!

Fellow author DM Yates has been kind enough to post her reviews of Vampire Morsels Short Story Collection and 101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire on her blog. On top of that, she is offering a prize pack of a copy of Vampire Morsels and Shades of Gray to two lucky commenters delivered straight to your Kindle – no download codes or fuss. To enter, check out her blog and leave a comment – it’s that simple!

While you’re there, be sure to check out her other posts and her debut novel Always which I would  list as one of my favorite reads in 2012!

 

A Gift – Happy Halloween!

By me 🙂

To celebrate one of my favorite holidays, i want to give you a gift, so, until Nov 2, 2012, download Vampire Morsels Short Story Collection FREE!

Just visit smashwords at :

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/209410

and add the book to your cart. At checkout enter the code:

HE87X

and that’s it! Feel free to share the promotion with your friends, family, coworkers… anyone who could do with a little vampire fun and have a safe and happy Halloween!

Why am I So Twisted? (And a Bonus Contest!)

Why am I so twisted? why do I write stories where people’s heads get ripped off? Why is there always murder, mayhem and monsters? Today I answer that question on A Thousand Lives blog. Check it out and enjoy a never before published short story, The Beasts, written just for Halloween 2012!

If that wasn’t enough, you can enter to win autographed  paperback copies of the Amaranthine Special Editions:

A $31.00 value!

It’s easy. Just check out their facebook page at – https://www.facebook.com/Pageturnersbookaddicts?fref=ts – for details! (Hint: all you have to do is caption a fun photo on their page and like my author page, so if you’ve already liked it, you’re half entered!) be sure to check it out as it’s a fun idea with, in my opinion, a pretty cool prize!

 

Do you…..

Like polls? Yeah, I do, too. There’s something about voicing my opinion that just makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. If you like it too, then read on, as there are not one but three chances for you to chime in!

I’ve been trying to decide whether to publish my short Vampire Morsels on Amazon or not.  So, I thought I’d get the opinion of the world at large about short stories and prices in general!

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Thanks for stopping in and – hopefully – leaving your vote 🙂

Ashton Now on Smashwords

Now on Snashwords: Part of the Vampire Morsels Collection. Each short story is about a different vampire from the Amaranthine universe. After Ashton’s parents die it’s up to him to take care of his younger brother, Loren. he tries to escape the pressure by befriending the new guy in town, Jessie, and his dangerous friends. But drugs and alcohol are only the beginning and he quickly discovers that his new reality is far worse than the one he tried to escape.

Read Ashton for free on Smashwords!

Six Sentence Sunday

It’s time again for Six Sentence Sunday, the cool blog group where participants post six sentences of something they’ve written. Be sure to check out the other participants.

I usually set this up ahead of time but with holidays and bad weather got behind this week, so you’re getting six sentences from Arowenia, the free short story I uploaded to Smashwords the other day.

She leaned delicately on the veranda railing and closed her eyes, savoring the early summer evening. The smell of fresh cut grass wafted on the breeze, and she could hear the bugs and the bullfrogs calling to one another. It reminded her of another time and another place; a world before Claudius and his “brothers” stormed her father’s castle and butchered everything in their path. Sometimes, in her dreams, she could still hear the guards’ screams, but she was numb to them now. It was so very long ago, and time healed all, or how else could they continue living year after year, century after century?

“Oh, uh, hey.”

(at this point she looked up to see the newest fledgling of their coven, however as this is six sentences, I’m outta here!) 😉

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check the other participants. I’ll be running late this week due to easter, but I’m hoping to actually get to read them on the PC (instead of the phone) so I can actually leave comments this week! woo-hoo!

Six Sentence Sunday

it’s time again for Six Sentence Sunday, the awesome blog event where writer’s share six sentences from something they’ve written.

This week I am taking a break from Ties of Blood to share a snippet from Adam, a short story available for Free on smashwords

He’d heard something, but he didn’t know what, only that it had been something; something that shouldn’t be there. The tiny hairs on the back of his neck stood up, and a sudden, unexplained chill danced down his spine.

He walked towards the end of the alley where he instinctively felt the noise had come from. A row of weather stained garbage cans shone dully under a flickering light. The effect was eerie, but there was nothing there.

And then the light went out.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out the other great participants!  Also of note, if you missed the announcement, sign ups will now start Tuesday instead of Wednesday because of the number of participants! That means lots of good reading!

The New Website is Up!

Officially announcing the new JoleeneNaylor.com – it is finally finished and online!

So what’s new about the site that makes it so exciting?

The navigation has been cleaned up with the use of sub-menu,  so it’s easier to get where you’re going, and there are some new sections – including the Legacy of Ghosts section where you can get all the info, read chapter samples, see character bios and get html code to help spread the word about the book.

101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire also has it’s own section now, including a free sample and the bonus tips for Living with a Vampire; helpful ideas no matter your relationship with the undead is.

There is also a new Cover Art Gallery, and the short stories and flash fiction have been broken up into their own pages to better accommodate the growing archive of  free reads.

All together, the site took longer to program than we anticipated, but I think it was worth it. What I want to know is what YOU think! Go take a look and let me know your opinions.

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