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May 17, 2013 - General, News, Updates    Comments Off on The 2nd Excerpt is Here!

The 2nd Excerpt is Here!

Hi, everyone!  I just posted the 2nd excerpt from The Lost City on the Excerpts page.

The first excerpt has maroon text while the 2nd has green text.  Makes it easier to find when you’re scrolling down.  Hope you like it!

May 8, 2013 - General, News, Suggestions    4 Comments

Looking for an Illustrator!

I want to include some illustrations in The Lost City, so I’m now officially looking for an artist.  Since I can’t openly describe what I’m looking for without giving away major plot points, a Protected Post has been created, which is what you see below.

That’ll be the thread I use when discussing aspects of the illustrations.  Are you interested?  Send me a link with some examples of your work and I’ll go take a look!

By the way, I have another copy of The Prophecy up on a GoodReads giveaway!  Enter now to try and win a signed copy of my first book!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Prophecy by Jeffrey M. Poole

The Prophecy

by Jeffrey M. Poole

Giveaway ends May 31, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

 

Apr 24, 2013 - Contest, General, Giveaways, News    1 Comment

Contest Prizes Announced!

I just finished updating the Lentari Gift Shoppe (and thanks to my poor taste in women’s t-shirts, I’ll be updating it again tomorrow).  I’ve removed a few things and was able to add a slew of new products.  I’ve gone through them and have selected the prizes for the winners!  I haven’t got a pic of 3rd place prize yet.  But here’s what 1st and 2nd place winners will win!

1st place:  Bakkian Chronicles cap

2nd place:  Prophecy journal

3rd place:  Set of three refrigerator magnets, one for each book cover.

Have you entered the contest yet?  Whip out those cell phones and snap a picture of your Ereader with one of the Bakkian Chronicles book covers on it and snap a pic with it at a landmark, or tourist spot, or any setting where you think would make a great picture!  Post on Facebook or else email it to me and Sarah & Lia will select the top three winners!  The contest runs through May, so get your entries in now!

Good luck!

1st Place Prize

1st Place Prize

2nd Place Prize

2nd Place Prize

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 26, 2013 - Contest, General, Giveaways, News, Updates    19 Comments

A Contest for the Fans!

Hello everyone!

I’m officially starting my first contest!  Up for grabs is an autographed print copy of my first book, The Prophecy.   There are just a few requirements.  First off, thanks to a batch of Trolls that just won’t leave me alone, you have to fill out the form below.  Trust me, I won’t ever share your info with anyone.  Second, the contest is open to anyone who has Liked the Bakkian Chronicles page on Facebook (the link can be found by clicking the little Facebook button at the top right of the page).  And finally, leave a comment on this post so that I know you were here and tell me who your favorite character was from the series.  They can be in books 1, 2, or 3!

Good luck to all who enter!  And just a quick reminder, I don’t care where you’re from.  Any fan of the series, regardless of country, can enter, new and old!  The contest will go for two weeks, concluding Tuesday, the 9th of April.  At the end of the contest I’ll write down everyone’s names on a slip of paper and present them to Keeley, my corgi (she’s the inspiration for Peanut in the books).  Whichever slip of paper she selects will be the winner!

J.

 

UPDATE:  Fixed the inability to log-in.  Changed the security to let people comment w/o registering.

Mar 23, 2013 - General, News, Updates    Comments Off on Wii Archery is paying off!

Wii Archery is paying off!

For those of you not on Facebook I’ll repost this here…  🙂

Bought six bales of hay yesterday and made my archery backstop. Set to 35#, the bow was sinking those arrows 12″ and deeper into the bales. The archery cube/target thing I ordered hadn’t arrived yet so I tacked up a flyer from a local grocery store.

I actually said this to my wife: “I hit the ad, babe! I’m going for the pot roast!”

It’s a lot of fun. I had planned on returning my bow back to 60#, but seeing how strong that damn thing is, and since I’m in my backyard, it’ll stay where it’s at. I looked up medieval long bows. They were anywhere from 100# to 150#. Simply incredible!

Mar 13, 2013 - General, News, Updates    Comments Off on Site Revamp

Site Revamp

I figured it was time for a change.  I wanted to do something different for the site, so I started looking for another WordPress theme to use.  Trust me, there aren’t many fantasy-themed, well, themes out there that I liked.

Then I came across this “Desk Mess” theme.  I thought it looked nice and that it had a “homey” feel to it.  So, until I can find a theme that I really like, I’ll give this one a try.

Now, the point of this.  I have an excerpt ready for you guys!  This is taken from the first chapter of The Lost City.  Please bear in mind since nothing has been finalized, there’s a chance that the text could change before it becomes publicly available.

Because of the length of the excerpt, I created a separate page for it.  You should be able to see it listed along the top links, but in case your browser is being difficult, here’s the link to the page:  excerpts!

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy it!

Mar 6, 2013 - General, News, Suggestions, Updates    2 Comments

I need another name!

Hi everyone!

I just finished another chapter of The Lost City. Really having fun with this. A couple of new species making an appearance… water sprites and a new (ancient) class of dragon that has the misfortune of having two heads! Infused with action, adventure, and a healthy dose of humor, the latest tale set in Lentari will be sure to please many fans of the fantasy genre!

Hey, I have a question for the fans. I could use a name for the general classification for the two-headed dragon. Not an individual name but a name for this “variant” of dragon. Any ideas?Just finished another chapter of The Lost City. Really having fun with this. A couple of new species making an appearance… water sprites and a new (ancient) class of dragon that have the misfortune of having two heads! Infused with action, adventure, and a healthy dose of humor, the latest tale set in Lentari will be sure to please many fans of the fantasy genre!  Hey, I have a question for the fans. I could use a name for the general classification for the two-headed dragon. Not an individual name but a name for this “variant” of dragon. Any ideas?

 

Feb 24, 2013 - General, News    Comments Off on Check this out!!

Check this out!!

My wife discovered this while perusing Apple’s iBookstore.  The Prophecy has been selected by Apple to be included with their “Breakout Books” section!  If you look under Sci-Fi/Fantasy section then you’ll see the book listed in the first five to six in that section!  I was very stoked!

Apple's Promo!!

Apple’s Promo!!

It’s a crazy feeling to see your own book displayed like this!  In the company of so many good books, too!  This is proof positive that if you’re an indie author like me, go straight to www.Smashwords.com and create yourself an account.  If it wasn’t for them then I’d never have been given this opportunity!  Everyone have a great week!  Don’t forget to stay tuned…  An exclusive excerpt from The Lost City is coming soon!!

Feb 11, 2013 - General, Giveaways, News    Comments Off on New GoodReads Giveaway!

New GoodReads Giveaway!

I just created a new giveaway for a signed paperback copy of Insurrection, second book of the Bakkian Chronicles trilogy.  This is the story that will see a member of Lentari’s royal family kidnapped, the daring rescue, battles with trolls, encounters with griffins, and a dragon and corgi becoming friends (the scene from the cover).

This contest is open to residents of the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, and Australia!  All you need to do to enter is have an account with GoodReads.  It’s easy and free!  Good luck to all who enter!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Insurrection by Jeffrey M. Poole

Insurrection

by Jeffrey M. Poole

Giveaway ends March 31, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

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