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Meet the Pirates of Perz!

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!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy by Jeffrey M. Poole

Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy

by Jeffrey M. Poole

Giveaway ends August 01, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

I think that’s it for now.  Stay tuned!  I will be posting the completed cover for Pirates of Perz #1 shortly!

J.

Two Books at the Same Time?

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!

J.

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.

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

The Domain Changed. Why?

Astute observers might have noticed that www.Lentari.com now automatically directs visitors to www.AuthorJMPoole.com. Why make the change? It’s simple. Poor planning. :)

Lemme explain.

Back when I started writing I never imagined that I’d write/release/publish a mystery novel. I just figured I’d always stick to fantasy. Had I checked around then I would have seen that all the other authors were using their names as their main websites. After I published CCF1 I realized a change was in order. Lentari really doesn’t have anything to do with the new mystery novel so I had to come up with another name. And, wouldn’t you know it, JMPoole.com was already taken. So that’s how AuthorJMPoole.com came to be.

Now, in case you didn’t know, this website is a WordPress site. There are a few things you should know about WordPress. It really doesn’t like you messing with its innards. I thought for certain I screwed up the site on my first attempt to switch it to the new domain. Thank the Fates that Godaddy keeps 30 day backups. :)

I did my research for my 2nd attempt. Looked up notes from people who had already done it, printed out instructions, etc. It took a while but I got it moved! Now I can have a suitable presence online for readers of all the books. Works in progress, upcoming events, giveaways, etc. I’ll cover all the bases from this one website.

I’m also announcing that just as soon as my (2nd) printed proof arrives I’ll be hosting some giveaways. I’ll give away copies of CCF1 on Goodreads and on here. I’ve always been a fan of trivia. I’ll probably make you all strap on your thinking caps and answer a few questions. If you win, you’ll get a signed copy of the book!

I’m also toying with the idea of creating a section dedicated to PV and uploading some of the information I have in my binder. Maps, character profile sheets, business names, and so on. You wouldn’t believe the amount of info I have amassed as my wife and I plotted out the town. Thought it might be fun to share!

That’s it for now. Lentari is calling! ToL6 isn’t gonna write itself!

Movie Trivia Time!

Happy Holidays!

What better way to celebrate the upcoming holidays than by having a trivia contest!  AND, why not make the questions about the Star Wars universe since the new movie comes out on Friday!  So, let’s see how much useless Star Wars trivia is crammed away inside your head.  Hopefully it’s just as much as mine.

Now, the rules:

  • NO Googling.  What fun is that?  Try and see if you can answer without looking it up.
  • No looking at other answers.  This is a test of YOUR trivia, not others!
  • No changing your answer.  Any comment that has the word “Edited” next to it will be disqualified.
  • Only one answer per person.  Choose your answers wisely, Padawan.

If there’s only one person who answers correctly then choosing the winner will be easy.  If there are multiple people who answer correctly then the winners will go into a hat and I’ll let Keeley the corgi choose.  What will you win?  A signed print copy of the latest Tales of Lentari book, Wizard in the Woods AND an automatic position as a Beta Reader for the 6th Tales of Lentari book as soon as I’m ready.  I also have a Goodreads Giveaway ending very soon, so I’ll ship both books out at the same time, which will be this coming Friday (the 18th).  Good luck!

Star Wars trivia questions

They’ll start out easy and get progressively harder.

1. What’s the name of the creature Jabba the Hutt kept as a pet but was killed by Luke Skywalker during Han’s rescue in episode VI?

2. After Darth Maul’s demise in episode I, who did Darth Sidious take as an apprentice? What was his Sith name?

3. Where were the Pit of Sarlaac desert scenes filmed in real life?

4. How many actors have portrayed Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader? Name them.

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Guess what showed up at the Kindle store!

I guess I’m used to Smashwords and their preorder process.  They’ll let me create a preorder with a publication date of up to a year away.  When I originally submitted Wizard in the Woods (ToL5) as a preorder I tried to do the same for Amazon, but was surprised to see that they will only allow a 90 day preorder.  I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the big-name publishers & authors releasing books much later than that, but whatever.   Interested in preordering the book?  Here’s the Amazon US link:  Wizard in the Woods  and the Amazon UK link:  Wizard in the Woods   :)

Yep.  Yesterday I took the time to submit all the files.  Well, obviously not the finished book file, nor the final cover.  The cover is just something I made ’cause I didn’t want to leave the cover blank.  What I’ve noticed is that there are a lot of times when you finish a book you enjoy, and it’s part of a series, then oftentimes you’ll look up the author to see what other books are out there and when the next one is due.  And, usually, if the next one is a preorder, they’ll go ahead and preorder the thing so that they don’t forget about it.  To me, that’s a valuable tool for an author to have at his/her disposal.

So will I be able to hit my deadline?  Will I actually release 3 books in one year?  Well, if I have my way about it, I plan on releasing 4!  We’ll see about #4, though.  As for WitW, I’ve already hit the 40,000+ word mark and am only on chapter 5.  I should easily be able to hit the 100k mark for this one but I won’t make any promises.  The last time I did that I fell short by about 5,000 words.  So I’ll zip my lip about it.  The point I’m trying to make is that I don’t see any reason why I can’t make that deadline.  In fact, I plan on having the book finished by early July.  Keep your fingers crossed.

The Goodreads Giveaway for a print copy of A Portal for Your Thoughts is still underway.  That giveaway will be going through the month of June, so if you live in the US and haven’t already done so, head over to Goodreads and enter the contest.  You never know!  You could be the proud owner of a signed paperback copy of the book!

I’ve already had some people ask me about becoming a beta reader for WitW.  I’m not ready to send out the call yet, but it probably will be in the next 2-3 weeks, so keep an eye on the blog.  I typicallly will take about 6-8 beta readers and those slots fill up fast.  Very fast.  I’m actually thrilled to death on how fast people volunteer to beta read for me.  Makes me smile, guys, so thanks!!

I think that’s it for now.  I hope everyone is having a great week!  Happy reading!

J.

Movie Trivia!

Strap on thy thinking caps, fellow movie buffs.  Ye are about to show the entire world just how much useless movie knowledge ye have crammed away in thy brain!  What be the prize for answering my fiendishly clever trivia questions?  I will tell thee!   Up for grabs is another signed print copy of A Portal for Your Thoughts (Tales of Lentari #3) as soon as it is officially released.  How soon is that?  We be gettin’ closer, matey!

Wow.  Don’t know where that came from.  Sorry.  Anyway, depending how many people play, if there’s only one person who can answer all three questions correctly then congrats!  You’ll be the winner!  If more that one person plays AND gets all the answers right (no Googling!!!) then I’ll compile a list of the winners and have everyone’s favorite corgi select who will be the proud owner of my latest novel.  Sound fair?  Are you ready to play?  Here we go!

Movie trivia time – comedy edition:

#1:  According to Up Periscope, what tattoo does Cmdr. Dodge have on a certain portion of his anatomy?

#2:  What is the name of the property Fletch inherits from his dead aunt in Fletch Lives?

#3:  What is the name of Striker’s friend who was killed in the war that he feels personally responsible for in the slapstick comedy Airplane!?

Remember, try to avoid looking at other answers (here’s hoping a lot of people play!) and no Googling!  Good luck and have fun!  Don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter!  Another issue is going out today and I’m previewing the title graphics for APfYT!

J.

New contest!

I’ve started a new Goodreads contest, which should be active in the next day or so.  I just have to wait until they approve it.  Which book?  This time it’s going to be Insurrection (Bakkian Chronicles #2).  It’s the book with Peanut & Pryllan on the cover, sniffing noses.   Quite frankly, it’s one of my favorite covers.

Anyway, the giveaway will be open to the following countries:  USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, and a new country, Sweden!  Good to luck to all who enter!

Here’s the link:

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Insurrection by Jeffrey M. Poole

Insurrection

by Jeffrey M. Poole

Giveaway ends April 01, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Be the first to own a print copy of A Portal For Your Thoughts!

How would you like to be one of the first people to own a signed print copy of A Portal For Your Thoughts (Tales of Lentari #3)?  It’ll be hot off the presses, I guarantee you!

What do you have to do?  Well, this contest will be open to any and all fans of the series, regardless of where you live.  To enter, all you need to do is to answer the following questions, which I will hide behind the collapsible bar:

Lentari Trivia Questions

1. What is an orix?

2. What was the name of the sorceress that gave the Nohrin their powers?

3. How did Steve break a popular amusement park attraction in southern CA?

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Post a comment with your answers.  Try not to look at what everyone else has answered!

Good luck!

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