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To celebrate the release of my latest audiobook, Harness the Fire (Dragons of Andela #1), Audible has given me some promo codes to give away, but only in exchange for a (hopefully good) review. So, I’ve got a few codes here. Would anyone like a copy? It’s first come, first served! Leave a comment below, with your email addy, if you’re interested.

Thx in advance and I hope you like it! The Audible link for the book can be found here. If there’s a different audiobook you’d like, and you’re willing to leave a glowing review :), just ask! I might be able to track down a promo code for it, too!

J.

Mar 24, 2022 - General, Latest, News, Updates    1 Comment

Case of the Stuttering Parrot

The next adventure in my Corgi Case Files cozy mystery series has been released! As always, you can find the book at any number of online retailers, which can be found here.

Zack and Jillian are back in Pomme Valley after their wedding and honeymoon, and life is filled with exciting plans, such as enlarging the winery and building their new dream home. Zack’s consulting cases for the police have been few, and the couple’s two corgis are getting along well with their new housemate, Ruby the African grey parrot. But suddenly Ruby is quoting Shakespeare and coming up with random sayings she couldn’t possibly have overheard. And what does any of this have to do with a bank robbery and the death of a security guard in a town a hundred miles away?

But when the corgis, Sherlock and Watson, begin to take notice of oddball things, Zack knows he needs to pay heed. In their usual fashion, the super-smart little dogs will gather the clues so Zack and his cop buddy Vance can put it all together.

Pick up your copy today at your favorite online retailer, like Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, or Kobo!

Mar 16, 2022 - General, Indie Authors, Latest, News, Updates    Comments Off on The Countdown Begins!

The Countdown Begins!

We now have less than two weeks to go before Case of the Stuttering Parrot is released. Read on for a brief description!

Zack and Jillian are back in Pomme Valley after their wedding and honeymoon, and life is filled with exciting plans, such as enlarging the winery and building their new dream home. Zack’s consulting cases for the police have been few, and the couple’s two corgis are getting along well with their new housemate, Ruby the African grey parrot. But suddenly Ruby is quoting Shakespeare and coming up with random sayings she couldn’t possibly have overheard. And what does any of this have to do with a bank robbery and the death of a security guard in a town a hundred miles away?

But when the corgis, Sherlock and Watson, begin to take notice of oddball things, Zack knows he needs to pay heed. In their usual fashion, the super-smart little dogs will gather the clues so Zack and his cop buddy Vance can put it all together.

Currently available for pre-order, so if you haven’t already resevered a copy, please do so now!

COMING SOON: Two new audiobooks will be joining my library of titles. First is the 12th in my Corgi Case Files series, Case of the Shady Shamrock. Second, Harness the Fire, the first Dragons of Andela adventure, is also in production. Both are slated to be available by the end of next month.

At the moment, I’m hard at work on Strike the Spark (Dragons of Andela #2). After that, it’ll be Case of the Rusty Sword, followed by Blast from the Past (Tales of Lentari #10). Time to head back to work!

Stay safe out there, people!

J.

Cover Reveal!

For those of you who are fantasy lovers, allow me to present the cover for the next Dragons of Andela title! Strike the Spark is currently being written and is slated for release probably at the end of April. If you haven’t checked out the first in the series, Harness the Fire, please do so! Especially if you might enjoy a story where the main protagonists are dragons. Five of ’em!

After this one, I’ll be returning to Pomme Valley and seeing how Zack is dealing with the discovery a hidden chamber buried within the foundation of the home he had inherited from his late wife’s great-aunt. Case of the Rusty Sword is the 16th in the series.

Finally, I’ll be returning to Lentari for a spell, seeing how a past villain is creating havoc once more, only this time. the very fabric of Lentari itself is in danger of being destroyed. The fate of the kingdom of Lentari is in the hands of husband and wife team, Steve and Sarah, who will have to use every ounce of their power to prevent this catastrophe. Blast from the Past is the 10th in the series, and is due for a fall/winter release!

Merry Christmas!

The last several months have been trying, to say the least. Moving from the desert southwest up to the Pacific Northwest was quite a jump for us. Coupled with packing and unpacking, dealing with a house that was delayed (due to Covid) and then with my own father unexpectedly passing away in mid November, I’m sorry to say that I wasn’t in any mood to write.

But, I’m doing a lot better and have resumed work on the two stories that I’m writing concurrently: Case of the Stuttering Parrot (CCF15) and Strike the Spark (DoA2). Plus, as soon as one of ’em is done, which will probably be CCF15, I’m going to be returning to Lentari and working on Blast from the Past (ToL10). It’s a busy schedule and, provided I don’t get any more shocking news, I should be able to maintain it. Fingers crossed for me!

I hope everyone is staying safe out there and you all have an enjoyable Holiday Season. Remember … calories don’t count during this time of year. 🙂 🙂 🙂

J.

Sep 21, 2021 - General, Latest, News, Updates    4 Comments

CCF#1 Hit Amazon’s Best-Seller List!!

Secret Staircase Books has been trying to get a Featured Deal on BookBub for quite some time. Well, at long last, they were successful! On 9/12/2021, Case of the One-Eyed Tiger (CCF#1) was the featured deal of the day! What was the result? CCF#1 hit the all-time best sellers list! Not in its intended genre (which it did) or several others I didn’t know it was included in (it did on those, too), but Amazon’s overall store ranking. It hit #1!! Thank you very much, Secret Staircase Books! I’m told CCF1 was downloaded 40,000 times! Woo-hoo!!

I’m putting the final touches on CCF14, Case of the Missing Marine. It’s due to be released at the end of October. Plus, I’m also in the process of moving to the PV area, in Oregon, so I have to get it done before we head north. Wish me luck!

Jul 26, 2021 - General, Latest, News, Updates    Comments Off on Look What I Found!

Look What I Found!

Zack receives an invitation he cannot refuse: an Audience with the queen of England! It would seem the good queen has heard of the exploits of Sherlock and Watson, and would like to meet them. What could possibly go wrong?

Available as a pre-order at these fine retailers!

Let’s see, what else is new? Well, for all you fantasy fans, Harness the Fire has been completed and will be released in just a few days. If you haven’t already, you can reserve your copy here! Follow along with Zeira and her fellow dragons as they attempt to figure out what is happening to their world and what they can do to save it, even if it means having to track down a few of those elusive bipeds and make them riders, willing or not.

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