Mystery Giveaway!

Hey, everyone!  I hope everyone is enjoying the new year thus far.  Any significant plans?  As for me, I’m stepping up my schedule.  I’m going to try and  – get this – write my fantasy novels in 2 months and the mysteries in 1.  If I can keep to that schedule then that means I’ll be able to release 8 books in a single year.  Think I can do it?

The first novel of the year will be the beginning to a new trilogy, Pirates of Perz.  The main story will span 3 books and involves a band of pirates who are bent on stealing magical artifacts to further their own gains.  And yes, I’ve already started.  :)

I also have the titles of the next four Corgi Case Files.  I’ll give you a teaser.  The first mystery of the year, due to be written in March, will be entitled Case of the Pilfered Pooch.  So, to start this year off, I’m holding a giveaway for one of the mystery books.  Which one?  Well, whichever the winner would like.  Would you like to enter?  There’s only one prereq.  A review.  Comment below and leave me a link to the review you’ve written (for one of the mystery books) and you’re entered!  I’ll have Keeley pick a winner at the end of the month.  And, for the record, it doesn’t matter where you’re at.  This contest is open to everyone, regardless where they live.  And has left a review for one of the mysteries.

If there’s only one person who enters, well, then that person is going to get a signed print copy of any of the three mysteries.  Good luck to all who enter!

J.

Dec 18, 2016 - General, Indie Authors, News, Updates    No Comments

Anyone up for a Christmas mystery?

Hi, guys!

I’m very pleased to be able to announce that my latest novel, Case of the Holiday Hijinks (Corgi Case Files #3) has been finished and is in the hands of my Posse.  But wait, you say.  Didn’t you just release a new mystery?

Why yes.  Yes I did.  :)

Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy (Corgi Case Files #2) was released less than two weeks ago.  However, I had started on my next mystery the instant I was finished with #2.  I really wanted to write a themed story and release it on the corresponding holiday.  I tried for the mummy novel and Halloween, but I didn’t make it.  This time, I vowed I’d get Holiday Hinjinks released before Christmas.

I made it.  :)  Here’s the blurb I’m going to use for it:

There’s a Grinch in Pomme Valley!  Someone is stealing presents right from under the noses of unsuspecting home owners.  How is he sneaking in?  Why is he only taking the presents and ignoring other valuables?

Corgis Sherlock & Watson are on the case!  Accompanied by their reluctant human Zack, the unlikely trio must find out who’s responsible for the thefts and stop him before anyone gets hurt.

Nervous officials, scared townspeople, and impending visits from visiting family members.  Will Zack and the dogs be able to solve this case before he has to explain to his mother why the local police department have him on speed dial?

I’ll post an announcement when it goes live.  I’m thinking by Thursday if I’m lucky, or Friday at the latest.  That’s 2 days before Christmas!  I hope all of you enjoy the story!

Stay tuned!  I’ve got one massively busy production schedule lined up for 2017!

Nov 6, 2016 - General    No Comments

Tales of Lentari #6 is here!

Hey, everyone!

I just wanted to give everyone a heads-up. My latest fantasy novel, Close Encounters of the Magical Kind, has gone live at Amazon. Since it literally was just released within the hour, it hasn’t had a chance to trickle down through all the Amazon stores. The Amazon UK store doesn’t have it. Yet. I’ll post links as they go active.

I’ve also submitted the book to Smashwords. I know it takes some time with them, too, so as each retailer gets the book I’ll add the link below.

For all you mystery lovers, the 2nd Corgi Case Files story has been completed and will be released soon.  Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy is now with my primary proofer and will soon be in the hands of my Posse. 

I’m also participating in the NaNoWriMo group again.  That means I’ll do my damnedest to crank out a 50K+ book during this month.  I’ve already got one planned and it’ll coincide with the holidays.  The 3rd mystery novel already has a title:  Case of the Holiday Hijinks is already underway!  Strange things are afoot in Pomme Valley.  Everyone’s favorite corgi duo are on the case!

A quick reminder:  reviews do help indie authors like myself.  Like the books?  Please consider telling others about it wherever you purchased the book.  That’s it for now.  Happy reading!

J.

Retailers where Close Encounters of the Magical Kind is for sale:  Amazon US, Amazon UK, Google Play, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble

October Releases

Hey, everyone!

As the title implies, I hope to have not one but two releases for you by the end of this month.  The next installment in the Tales of Lentari series, Close Encounters of the Magical Kind, is finished and is in the hands of my primary proofer.  As soon as she’s done then it’ll be released to the members of the Posse and they’ll go through it with a fine tooth comb.  Then it’ll be released.

The 2nd title is still being worked on but I have faith that I’ll be able to get it released by the end of the month.  Yep, I thought that a book entitled Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy and Halloween would go hand in hand.  So right now I’m busting tail, trying to get that book done, too. 

Here’s a preview of the new mystery cover, complete with two corgis on the cover.  :)

Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy

Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy

I’m trying to schedule some promotions for the first mystery novel and time it with the release of the 2nd, so wish me luck!

I’m also heading off for a bit of vacation here in a few days.  Will be back by the end of next week.  My plan is to get ToL6 out to the Posse before I leave.  Fingers crossed, people!!

 

 

Summer update

Hi guys!

It’s been a busy summer for me.  I will say that’s the ultimate way to make time fly:  when you realize you don’t have enough and actually want it to slow down.

Fans of fantasy should be happy with this.  The 6th Tales of Lentari  adventure (title has been picked but is HIGHLY subject to change) is almost finished!  I’ve got one chapter left and then it’ll be off to the Posse to be picked apart.

Mystery lovers will also have something new to read here in about a month.  I’m about halfway through the 2nd novel in my new mystery series.  That one already has a title:  Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy (Corgi Case Files #2).  The mystery novels are significantly shorter than the fantasy stories I write, so I should be done with this one in a week or two.  And then the Posse will go through that one, too.

Stay tuned!  I’ll keep everyone posted on progress!  Also will be working on two covers.  Newsletter subscribers will get first peeks at them.  I’ll be running ideas by the Posse.  In case you were wondering, the Posse are a group of friends/readers who have agreed to lend me a hand to proofread the stories, compare notes, run ideas by each other, and so on.  Interested in joining the Posse?  Read through the previous blog entry and see what’s expected.  If you’re still interested in joining then drop me a line!

Also being a movie lover, I’ve watched a number of movies that had a lot of hype to them.  I’ll do something new and give you a one line review on each.

  1. Independence Day – Resurgence:  dear God, don’t bother
  2. Secret Life of Pets:  disappointed – more sad than funny
  3. Ghostbusters (new one):  vindicated – shouldn’t have bothered
  4. Finding Dory:  hysterical – Disney scores another hit!
  5. Jason Bourne:  average – felt like a recycled plot
  6. Central Intelligence:  predictable, but still hysterical

Have you seen anything good?  Want to recommend a new movie?  Leave me a comment!

J.

Creating “The Posse”. Wanna join?

As many of you know, I’m a part of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast, streamed live every Tuesday evening.  I’ve learned quite a few things from the show and am starting to implement some changes.  One of those regards my beta readers.  And, before you ask, yes, I’m getting close.  :)

Instead of selecting a number of beta readers, like I normally do, I’m creating a private Facebook group with the sole purpose of gathering some dedicated fans together that are always interested in reading/proofing my books.  Are you interested in joining The Posse?  Would you like to read the stories long before they’re released to the outside world?  Are you willing to leave reviews and share your experience with others?  You know what?  I’ll post a list of what I’m looking for.

Prereqs:

  • Ability to spot typos, grammatical errors, continuity errors, etc.
  • Unafraid to give me critique.
  • Ability to leave reviews on major retailers.
  • Ability to read/review stories in a timely fashion

Are you interested?  Leave a comment here!  I’ll be sending out invites to The Posse as soon as its created!  Thanks for your willingness to help me out!

J.

GoodReads Giveaway!

My bad for flat-out forgetting to post about this once this went active.  I have a new giveaway!  It’s presently at GoodReads and is open to US residents only.  I know, I know.  I should open it to more countries.  Tell you what.  If I see a lot of people entering the giveaway then my next giveaway will include more countries!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Case of the One-Eyed Tiger by J.M. Poole

Case of the One-Eyed Tiger

by J.M. Poole

Giveaway ends July 01, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

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