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Dec 19, 2013 - General, News, Updates    Comments Off on Christmas present to the fans!

Christmas present to the fans!

Hello, everyone!

As a way of saying thanks to all you fans out there, I decided to write my second short story and present it here first.  It hasn’t been released on Kindle, or Smashwords, or anywhere else.  Only here.  Give it some time and I’ll bundle the two short stories together and release them everywhere.

This is just for you.  I proudly present Winter Wonderland (Bakkian Chronicles short story #2).  It’s a smidge over 7100+ words and quite unedited.  So if you come across typos, or grammatical errors, don’t hesitate to drop me a line!

So what’s it about?  Well, Mikal and his parents, the king & queen of Lentari, are invited over to the Kingdom of Idaho for a visit!  Can you imagine the king trying his luck on a snowmobile?  Or perhaps seeing the queen step foot into a mall?  Check out the Excerpts page and you’ll see the link!

Merry Christmas to all!  🙂


Dec 4, 2013 - General, News, Suggestions, Updates    1 Comment

Who Wants To Name Two Wyverian Characters?

I just posted this on my Facebook page but I’ll also post it here.

Who out there would like to name not one, but two dragons? I’m now accepting suggestions for dragon siblings. Two brothers from one family and two sisters from another. The names can be made to resemble one another, like Don and John, or they could be completely different. I leave it up to the fans!

So whaddya say? Got any suggestions for me? Who knows! It very well may end up in SWtwC!!

Oh, consequently, the winner of the Bakkian Chronicles cap will be announced either later today or tomorrow! Stay tuned! If you haven’t done so already, enter now for a chance to win!

Nov 17, 2013 - Contest, General, Giveaways, News, Updates    16 Comments

Coolest-trivia-about-your-hometown Contest!

For this next blog contest I thought I’d get to know some more of the fans and see where they live!  So here’s the thing:  based on where you live, what’s the coolest tourist attraction, or most unique thing your hometown is known for?

I’ll give you an example.  I’m in Lake Havasu City, AZ.  My town is known for being the home of the London Bridge.  Coming in at a strong second would be the spring break hotspot that draws in thousands of college kids every year.

Tell me about your town!  What are you known for?  At the end of the month I’ll have my wife pick her favorite and that person becomes the winner!

What’s at stake:  a Bakkian Chronicles cap, as modeled by Peanut on my Facebook page.    Want to enter?  Tell me about your town!


Newest Goodreads Giveaway!

The last Goodreads giveaway I did last month for Lost City had so many people vying for a copy that I thought I’d create another one.  Up for grabs is another copy of Lost City (Tales of Lentari #1), autographed by yours truly.  Would you like to enter but are not sure how to do so?  All you need to do is be a member of, and if you aren’t already, no problem.  Membership is free.  It’s a place where you can meet up with authors or fellow readers and talk about the books you love, or hate I suppose.  Many authors are willing to chat about their books and answer any questions their fans might ask.

I’m already a member, and quite a few of my friends are, too.  So if you are thinking about joining up now would be the perfect opportunity to do so!  And when you’re ready, here’s the link to Lost City’s giveaway:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Lost City by Jeffrey M. Poole

Lost City

by Jeffrey M. Poole

Giveaway ends December 01, 2013.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win


Good luck and happy reading!


And the winner is…

Hello everyone!  For those of you dying to know who won signed paperback copies of The Prophecy, Insurrection, and Amulet of Aria, the winner is… Jarod Ansted!

Congrats, Jarod!  If you’ll email me your mailing addy I’ll get your books sent off to you!  Use:  jmpoole (at) gmail dot com.  I hope you like them!

Many, many thanks to everyone who entered!  I really appreciate all your interest in the books!  Your support and comments are what keeps me inspired every week when writing more Lentarian adventures!

I hope everyone has a great week!


Nov 2, 2013 - General, News, Updates    2 Comments

Updates – Tales of Lentari #2

Greetings honorary citizens of Lentari!

I thought I’d give everyone an update on the progress of Something Wyverian This Way Comes (Tales of Lentari #2).  I know there are a lot of authors who write faster than me, and quite honestly, I’m trying to increase my productivity and release books faster than one a year.  I’m getting closer to being able to write full time, but I’m not there yet so I’m still forced to put on my computer technician’s hat and help clients from time to time.

My goal is to write a chapter a week.  I set this goal each and every time I start writing a new book.  Sadly, I’ve yet to keep that timeline and the writing ends up taking forever.  So, with that being said, sorry ’bout that.

What I can tell you with SWtwC is that I’m holding pretty close to the timeline.  I’ve managed to only miss a few deadlines but for the most part, I’ve been maintaining my chapter-a-week goal.  I’ve finished chapter 5 and today I’m going to sketch out the details for chapter 6 in my notebook so I can write it next week.  So what’s going on with the story?  Well, let’s see.  The dragons, along with their helpers, have managed to convince a very reluctant non-ally to join their ranks and help solve the problem at hand.  Trust me when I say the newest participant would rather be doing anything else rather than helping the dragons.  Who is he?  Well, he’s someone you’ve recently met in the previous book!  Does that help or hinder?

I had one of the best turnouts yet for one of my Goodreads giveaways when I put up the first ever copy of Lost City.  Typically I get about 300-400 people vying for a copy with the most ever being a smidge over 700.  This time I had 1000!  I was floored!  I do think I’ll have to put another copy up there and see how it goes!  Let me tell you, it’s a great way to get your book out there!

Did everyone have a great Halloween?  We certainly did.  Bought several bags of candy and only had two kids come to the house.  Never fails.  We always make sure we have plenty of candy and we rarely get more than a few kids.  So why do we buy so much?  ‘Cause we know it won’t go to waste!  I guess that’s one of the drawbacks of living in a small desert resort town where most people are in their late 50s and up.   I still prefer a small town over a big city any day.

Well, I’m off to work on chapter 6.  I hope everyone has a great weekend!  Watch lots of football!  Go Redskins!  (Yeah, I know; they suck right now.)


Oct 16, 2013 - Contest, General, Giveaways, News, Updates    10 Comments

Lost City Raffle

Wow!  Two raffles going on at the same time!  Gotta love it!

Naturally, the first raffle, print copies of all three books being awarded to the same person, is going on.   But, I also created a page for Lost City on Facebook and promised that once I hit 50 Likes I’ll hold a raffle for a print copy of that book.  Less than a day later we hit 50.  So for that, thank you very much!

Also, I would like to point out that there’s a brand new excerpt from Something Wyverian This Way Comes (Tales of Lentari #2) on the Excerpts page.  Go check it out and let me know what you think!

Have a great day and happy reading!



Winner has been selected!  Congrats goes to Christina Carr!  Email me at jmpoole (at) gmail dot com with your mailing addy and I’ll get your book sent off to you.  Thanks to everyone for playing!  And remember – for every 50 Likes on Facebook I’ll create another raffle so help spread the word!

150 Likes! Time for a Raffle!

I’ve been promising it.  I’ve told you guys what needs to happen in order for me to start the raffle and you guys came through!

Thank you!!!

Without further ado, I hereby create my biggest raffle to date:  signed copies of Prophecy (Bakkian Chronicles #1), Insurrection (Bakkian Chronicles #2), and Amulet of Aria (Bakkian Chronicles #3).  They will be awarded to one winner and one winner only!

Want to enter the raffle?  Leave a comment below asking to be entered and tell me which of the books is your favorite.  That’s all!

As many of you know, my fourth book has recently been released.  Lost City (Tales of Lentari #1) isn’t included in the raffle, I’m sorry to say.  Unless…  The magic number is 200.  200 Likes on Facebook and I’ll make this raffle include all four books!

The time frame for this raffle will be through November.  The raffle is over on December 1st.  If we hit 200 Likes by that time then we’ll consider the stretch goal has been achieved and Lost City will also go along to the winner.

So spread the word!  Enter now for your chance to win some fantasy books!  Good luck to all who enter!


Sep 29, 2013 - General, News, Reviews, Updates    6 Comments

Lost City Reviews

Hi everyone!  I hope you’re all having a great weekend!  The weather here in Lake Havasu City, AZ, has turned absolutely fantastic, so I guarantee you I had a wonderful weekend, too!

I’m starting to get some reviews for Lost City, which have been fantastic!  I appreciate it so much when you guys are able to leave a review wherever you bought the book and tell others what you liked (or didn’t like) about the book.   Check these out from Barnes & Noble’s store:

Great read!  Jeffrey Poole is fast becoming one of my favorite authors.  Lost City had me laughing one min and holding my breath the next!”

“Better with each book he writes!  I don’t care how many people Poole has helping him… all of you just keep up the great work!  And for the graphic art, very nice; with the work you guys do I could see a short graphic novel based in Lentari coming soon.  I would like to see some prequels covering the portal being built and related adventures.  Again, thanks for the very enjoyable reads.”

Reviews like that make my day!  If whoever left those two reviews are reading this then you have my eternal thanks!  Nothing makes my day more when I read reviews like those!

The next rafffle is in the works.  Actually, we’re only 6 away from 150 Likes on Facebook!  If we can get to 150 then the raffle for the three signed copies of the Bakkian Chronicles books will be started!  Help spread the word!

Sep 16, 2013 - Contest, General, Giveaways, News, Updates    8 Comments

Lost City Paperback Raffle!

Are you entered yet for a chance to win one of two signed paperback copies of Lost City?  Check the list of names below and make sure yours is there!

Fans have left comments on various threads, and I’m going to do my damnedest to make sure I get everyone, but if I miss your name, fear not.  Just let me know here or on Facebook and I’ll make sure you’re added!

Raffle entrants:

Andrew Dyer, Christina Car, Claire Jones, Christine Gentry, Cathy Carr, Anthony, Heather Green-Smith, Laura Mathews, Patricia Huilman, Alex Hatcher, Clare Jaggar, Charlotte Dixon, April Enos, Nicki Jones, Christy Proctor, Bob Terry, Tracey Bruyette, Aimee Young, Kendall Davis, Scott Smith, Danie, Lisa LeChatton, Yvonne, Mark, Aylsa, Elizabeth Davis, Daina, Sally Watkins, Jason Harvill, Heike, Carl Liddle, Jill Busby, Trent Miller, Karen, Kelly Brigante, Nicole Jacobson, Vance Schollmeyer, Rose Putnam, Kantami Blossom, Tracy Jenkins, Sally Van Sickle Watkins, Caroline Craven


The 2nd proof has arrived and it is absolutely perfect!  That means the polls are closed, so to so peak, and the two winners will NBC announced this weekend!  Stay tuned!!


Peanut has spoken!  The winners are Vance Schollmeyer and April Enos!  Congrats, you two!  Email me your mailing addys and I’ll get your copy of Lost City out to you!  Thank you to everyone for playing!