Hello! One of my books, Case of the One-Eyed Tiger, has been included in a collection of mysteries that are going to be made free to the public. Essentially, the more authors you follow on Bookbub, the better the chances are that you’ll win copies of books. So, if you haven’t already, come follow me on Bookbub! Check out some of the other authors that are participating! It’s a fantastic way to grab some free books! Click the image above or here to check it out!
In celebration of having my latest CCF title getting its own audiobook, I’m creating a contest to give away promo codes! If you’re interested in trying to win yourself a free audiobook, and are prepared to leave a review once you do, then leave a comment and, on March 5th, 2021, I’ll announce ten lucky winners!
Leave a comment below, and don’t forget to give me a way to contact you in case you win!
Case of the Abandoned Bones (Corgi Case Files #10) has been officially released! If you have already pre-ordered the title, you have my thanks, and by the time you open your electronic device, the book should already be waiting for you. For those of you who’d like to check it out, I’ve included some easy links in order to make things easier.
For the rest of you, especially the fans of my fantasy stories, I can tell you that progress is coming along nicely for Harness the Fire (Dragons of Andela #1). I hope to have it finished by the end of September, with a release date at the end of October. Keep your fingers crossed!
Keep an eye on the blog here. I think it’s time to do a couple of giveaways. Up for grabs will be some print copies of your favorite stories, be it mystery or fantasy! I just gotta think of something to make you guys do. 🙂
Stay safe out there! Happy reading!
Amazon took longer than I would have liked, but I can finally say my latest mystery is now available. Case of the Highland House Haunting (CCF #7) is currently for sale at Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, Kobo, and Smashwords. Print edition is available here.
Also available is another audiobook! This one is the fifth in the Corgi Case Files series: Case of the Muffin Murders. If you prefer the Audible.com link, click here. Once more, it’s narrated by the talented Bob Johnson, who does a superb job telling the story. If you haven’t already, check it out!
NaNoWriMo starts November 1st. I’m proud to say that I’ll be participating once more. Yes, it’ll be for another mystery title, namely Case of the Ostentatious Otters (CCF #8). After that, I should have my brand new fantasy ready to write. New characters, new world, new magic, and new creatures! For those fans of Lentari, fear not. We haven’t seen the last of everyone’s favorite husband and wife team. They’ll be back!
One last thing to tell you guys. Audible.com informed me that all the promo codes they have given me with regards to my audiobooks will be expiring November 18th, which means I have several dozen promo codes I can give away. They’ll work for any of my audiobooks, so if you’re willing to leave a review, send me an email and I’ll send you a code. It’s first come, first served, so let me know as soon as possible if you’re interested.
Until next time!
I hope everyone had a great summer! As for me, it was a blast, only the weather here in Arizona is still incredibly warm. Summer just doesn’t wanna let go of us.
I went to put one of my paperbacks up for a giveaway on Goodreads, which I’ve done countless times, only they are now asking an outrageous amount to do it. Me, being the cheapskate that I am, refused, so no more Goodreads giveaways for me. Therefore, I’ll host my own giveaway, here on my blog. So, if you’re interested in getting a free paperback copy of any of the books that I have currently released, make sure you’re signed up for the newsletter AND leave a comment below (specify which title you’d like). I’ll choose a name at random and, regardless where you’re at, I’ll send the book to you.
Good luck to all who enter!
Just a quick note looking for guinea pigs. I’m trying to build up reviews for my new audiobooks, so if you’re willing to leave a review after you’re done listening (on Audible.com), then I can email you a promo code.
Interested? Head over to my Facebook page and send me a private message. If you don’t have a FB account, then send me an email, using “jmpoole(at)gmail dot com”, and in exchange for a review, you can pick up one of my audiobooks for free!
I have two currently available, with a 3rd ready soon:
- Case of the One-Eyed Tiger (Corgi Case Files #1)
- Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy (Corgi Case Files #2)
- Lost City (Tales of Lentari #1) – ready soon!
Promo codes will go fast, so if you’re interested, be sure to let me know ASAP!
I hope everyone is having a great summer thus far. As many of you will recall, I’ve stated for the record – numerous times – that I’m not fan of the Arizona summer. What do you expect? It can easily hit 120+ during the day and only drop to the mid 90s at night. Oh, we mustn’t forget to factor in the fantastic monsoon seasons which plague the desert. Just a few days ago it looked (& felt) like a horizontal tornado touched down outside. Houses sustained roof damage. Trees were knocked over. Hell, even mailboxes were blown into the street.
Be that as it may, I wanted to give you guys an update. As you can probably see from yesterday’s protected post, my latest fantasy novel is in the hands of my Posse. By now, I’m sure they’ve ripped it to shreds. Oh, well. I’ll take whatever help I can get, guys. And for those of you that know me, I really could use the help! 🙂 May the Fang Be With You (Pirates of Perz #1) is slated to be released at the end of the month. I’ve got the preorder in place for Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, and so on. Amazon is a little easier. I can upload the files directly to them and have the book ready for purchase in probably less than four hours.
Case of the Pilfered Pooches (Corgi Case Files #4) should be finished by the end of the month, too. That should (knocking on wood) mean that it’ll get a mid August release. Then it’ll be back to Lentari for me as the second novel of the Pirates of Perz series will be at the plate.
Also, I have a Goodreads Giveaway going for Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy (Corgi Case Files #2). If you haven’t already, jet over there to check it out and sign up! I’d also like to tell everyone that Smashwords is having a month-long sale for those authors who have enrolled their books. Well, I’ve enrolled mine, which means the 9 books I’ve published that has a price tag on it will have dropped in price by 50%. If there’s a title or two you haven’t picked up yet, and have been waiting for the most opportune time to finish your library, now’s the time. Use the “Smashwords” link on the right side, under “Retailers”. The coupon code is “SSW50”.
I’d also like to reveal the covers for my next two books. You might have noticed the tiny thumbnails on the right of the blog, under “Works in Progress”. Here they are, in better resolution:
Joe Shawcross, the same gentleman who drew the Close Encounters of the Magical Kind cover, kindly took on the commission to create this one. Once more, I think Joe did a fantastic job. I told him I needed an oskorlisk attacking a pirate ship, with a green dragon in the air and – if possible – a castle in the background.
Then we have the cover for my next mystery novel. This one is a tribute to my family’s dogs. My father has three chocolate labs. You’ll see two of them in the background, playing with a rope. My mother has the two cocker spaniels, and of course, I have the red & white corgi. I thought it was a novel way to get everyone’s dogs on the cover of a book. An artist by the name of Felipe, living in Brazil, is responsible for this cover. He also illustrated #2 and #3 as well. Felipe, you’re doing a helluva job!
I think that’s it for now. I hope everyone is in the mood to read! I’m gonna be having two releases fairly close to each other. I hope my fantasy fans will give the mystery a try, and I hope the mystery fans will pick up one of my fantasies and give it a try. But, even if they don’t, I am damn proud to be writing books that you’re enjoying. Feel free to look me up on Facebook to say hello! I’ll always take the time to answer any messages that come my way!
Well, it took wayyyy longer than I had hoped, but the first novel in my new Pirates of Perz series has been finished. I’m giving it to my primary proofer (my wife!) as soon as she returns from her business trip. Once she goes through it, it’ll then be given to my Posse.
Meet the pirates:
- Flinn – one pompous, over-confident captain with a very surprising jhorun.
- Rusty – quartermaster. Always seem to know where to find the treasure.
- Von – pirate with an indefatigable sense of direction. Would much rather be anywhere else than here.
- Jino – a vicious fighter with an inferiority complex.
- Casimir – brings out the fear in everybody.
- Pedr – lowly cabin boy.
- And Puck, and Arik, and Grenden, and Alquin, and…
There you have it. That’s the crew of the Emberbrand. Quite possibly the most notorious pirate ship of the Seven Kingdoms. If only they would have stayed retired, then they would have stayed out of trouble. As it is, they’re looking for an all-powerful stone. Guess where they think it is? Yep! In everyone’s favorite magical kingdom… Lentari!
Now, with that out of the way, guess what? It’s time to return to Pomme Valley for a spell. A rash of dognappings has been happening, and its up to Sherlock and Watson to figure out who is responsible, and poor Zack to decipher the clues he’s been given! As always, it’s chock full of humor, corgi antics, and colorful relatable characters living in a small southwestern Oregon town. I’ll keep you posted on its progress!
Anyone see any good movies lately? My wife and I saw Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 last week. Well, did we like it? Hmm. I do think there was more humor and more fun in the first. I’m not really sure what the point was to the second movie, nor how it was supposed to fit into the Marvel “master plan” they are always touting. I guess time will tell. The first Guardians got a solid A. The second Guardians gets a B-. Maybe you guys liked it a little bit better.
Starting tomorrow, there’s a new Goodreads giveaway happening for one of the mystery novels. Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy (Corgi Case Files #2) is up for grabs for residents of the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, and Australia. I think that’s all of them. Anyway, the giveaway goes live at midnight tonight! It’ll run from the first of June all the way through the end of July. Good luck! I hope everyone enters!
I think that’s it for now. Stay tuned! I will be posting the completed cover for Pirates of Perz #1 shortly!
Yep. I’m currently working on 2 books at the same time. Those would be books #13 & #14. I’ve had numerous people ask about the 7th Tales of Lentari novel. What I can tell you instead is that there’s a brand new Lentari series starting up. It’s going to be a trilogy. If you want to get technical, it could be called Tales of Lentari #7, but instead, it’ll be Pirates of Perz #1.
May the Fang Be With You (Pirates of Perz #1). It’s the 10th novel set in Lentari.
Case of the Pilfered Pooches (Corgi Case Files #4). For those of you who enjoy mystery novels, feel free to return to Pomme Valley for a spell!
Both books should be written by the end of the month. I already have the cover made for Pirates of Perz #1. I’ll contact my artist in Brazil (for the mystery novels) in a few weeks so he can get started on that cover.
It’s going to be a great month! Stay tuned! Oh, I’m also thinking about starting up some Goodreads Giveaways again. Which book should I put out there? You can vote for your favorites below. Be sure to include which title you’re interested in AND which country you’re in so I can be sure they’re included!
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!