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Jan 14, 2014 - General, News, Updates    3 Comments

Time to think about a new cover!

I usually start planning out the cover to the book I’m presently working on once I reach a certain point through the book.  I hit it.  It’s time to start thinking about what I want to do for Something Wyverian This Way Come’s cover.  The word “Wyverian” alone dictates that there’s gonna be dragons on the cover.  But what should the setting be?  Flying through the sky?  Down on the ground?  Under it?  I’ve used all locales in the book.

As always, I’m all about keeping the story fun and light-hearted.  The cover needs to properly convey that.  So what sort of whimsical scene should I have the artist draw for me?  What do you guys like to see on a cover?

Short Stories finally on Kindle!

BC - Short Stories

BC – Short Stories

I wanted to make a brief announcement for all those fans who have Kindles.  I’ve finally released the two short stories on Kindle.  Disneyland Debacle and Winter Wonderland are bundled together and is as cheap as I can make it, which is $0.99.   I’m still going through it to make sure the formatting took place properly, so if you notice anything out of the ordinary be sure to let me know!  Here’s the link:  Bakkian Chronicles – Short Stories.  Of course, it’s being released through Smashwords, too, so give it a little bit of time and the major retailers should have it in their stores.

Don’t forget to sign up for your chance to win an autographed copy of Lost World (Tales of Lentari #1)!  The giveaway is going on right now on Goodreads.  The link is on the last post!  Good luck to all who enter!

Happy reading!  Seeing how I have a 2nd writing day this week, I’m off to take advantage of that!  Pryllan and the gang are calling my name!


Jan 6, 2014 - Contest, General, Giveaways, News, Updates    Comments Off on Lost City giveaway!

Lost City giveaway!

I have one autographed copy of Lost City (Tales of Lentari #1) up for grabs!  It’s hosted over on Goodreads and runs through February.  I added a few new countries to the eligibility list based on the most frequent countries visiting the blog.  Therefore, this giveaway is open to residents from:  USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, and Australia.

Good luck to everyone who enters!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Lost City by Jeffrey M. Poole

Lost City

by Jeffrey M. Poole

Giveaway ends February 28, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win


I have one last update for everyone.  The Bakkian Chronicles short stories collection (yeah, I know – there’s only 2!) should be available on Kindle by the end of the week with a price tag of $0.99.  It’ll contain both Disneyland Debacle and Winter Wonderland.  I’ll also release it through Smashwords so that it’ll show up at all the other main retailers.

That’s it for now!  I hope everyone has a great week!


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!