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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.

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.

My mystery novel is out!

Hey everyone!

I wanted to drop a quick note to inform you all that my very first mystery novel has finally been published!  It’s now live on Amazon at:

http://www.amazon.com/Case-One-Eyed-Tiger-Corgi-Files-ebook/dp/B01F2SCM6Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1462237470&sr=1-1

Feel free to share the news, tweet it, blog it, or whatever you’d like to do on social media.  The more publicity it gets the better!

Now, here’s the unpleasant part.  For the first time ever I decided to enroll one of my books in Kindle Unlimited.  What does that mean to you?  Well, it means that it’s only going to be available to Kindle owners.  This was a decision I wrestled with for quite some time.  I’ve always been a proponent of releasing a novel “wide”, meaning available in all formats.  However, I have been curious to see how it’d do in KU, so I decided to give this brand new series a try.  If I don’t see any difference whatsoever then I’ll pull it from KU and release it wide. The time frame involved is 90 days, so I have to give Amazon at least 3 months of exclusivity.

For those of you that were beta readers, can I ask a favor?  Could I possibly get you to head over to Amazon and leave the book a review?  Early reviews are always a helpful tool to indie authors.   Again, thanks for helping me out!

Looking for that next great book!

Are you an aspiring author?  Have you already published a book or two and are looking for more reviews?  If your title has 10 reviews or less, is either sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, or thriller, and doesn’t feature vampires or zombies, feel free to drop me a line.  I’m always looking for that new great read.

Instead of telling you what books I like I’ll instead tell you which I don’t care for.  I’m not a fan of horror.  Or erotica.  I don’t like zombies or vampires, but I will say that I’ve read several stories that had a little of each as supporting characters and I was okay with it.  The worst that could happen is that I’d just tell you that I wasn’t interested.  Otherwise if you’re looking for reviews, leave a comment with your book’s blurb and I’ll go take a look.

Happy reading!

J.

ps.  ToL6 is coming along nicely, as is my very first mystery novel!  :)

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!