Discount sale on Stalked by Flames

Stalked by Flames cover (small)For today (October 13th) only, Stalked by Flames is a Kindle Daily Deal on Amazon U.S.  You can pick up your copy for just $1.99.  It has been whispersynced so that if you get the ebook you can also choose to get the audio version for only $2.99 (combined price for both formats is $4.98).  This is a great deal and one that won’t come up again for a long time.

This is the purchase link.  Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

September publishing updates and a giveaway

First of all, thanks to everyone who has read/reviewed Stalked by Flames.  I’m pleased to announce it made it into the top 100 most read titles on Kindle Unlimited for the month of August with both Amazon U.S. and U.K.  It did far better than I imagined.  I must admit I was a little nervous about how people would react to me combining dragons, the modern world, and an apocalypse, but I absolutely felt the story in my head had to be written down.  The overwhelming positive response for the novel was amazing and very encouraging.  I’ll look forward to giving you more books in the series next year!

Truly, thanks to everyone who picked up a copy.  In appreciation of that I will be doing a few giveaways over the next couple of weeks with the first one starting today (see below for details).  I’ve also got several updates for you all including audio, paperbacks, official Darkness Wanes release date, and a giveaway.

Stalked by Flames paperback cover

STALKED BY FLAMES PAPERBACK

For those of you who prefer to have a paperback copy of the novel or use retailers other than Amazon and can’t access the ebook version, there is a hardcopy now available for Stalked by Flames.  Some of you may have already picked it up, but for those who haven’t here are some links:

AMAZON     BARNES & NOBLE     BOOK DEPOSITORY


Stalked by Flames audio CD cover

STALKED BY FLAMES AUDIO

The audio version of Stalked by Flames just released last Thursday (September 24th).  As I mentioned on Facebook a while back, the Dragon’s Breath series is being narrated by Marguerite Gavin.  She has done a fantastic job with the first book and I love the voices she gave the characters.  If you enjoy audio at all you should check it out.  Here are some links for you:

AMAZON     AUDIBLE     ITUNES


DARKNESS WANES RELEASE DATE

The official release date for Darkness Wanes is November 18th.  I’d hoped to get it out by the end of October, but with the delay on Stalked by Flames and other personal issues there was no way I could get it finished and edited in less than three months.  I know there are some speedy authors out there, but for me I need a little more time to write full-length novels.  Every author has to work at their own speed.  Thanks for your patience.  I will be revealing the cover and summary around mid-October.  Be on the lookout for that.  I’ll also post the first couple of chapters by early November so you can get a sneak peek!


GIVEAWAY!!!

 Three paperback copies of Stalked by Flames are up for grabs, along with bookmarks to go with them.  All you have to do is comment on this post no later than midnight (U.S. Pacific time) on November 2nd.  After that, I’ll randomly select three winners (who will get replies on this post if they won).  Be sure to put a valid email address in the appropriate field so that I can contact you for shipping details.  If you are reading this on Goodreads, please come to my website to comment.  This is open to international contestants.

The next big giveaway will be next week!  (Yes, if you enter this one you can still enter the others whether you win or not)

Charity Drive, Audio, and other updates

I meant to have an update post sooner, but I had a family emergency come up over the weekend.  My brother was in a car crash last Friday and ended up being flown by helicopter to the hospital because of a head injury he received in the collision.  At first they feared they’d have to operate, but thankfully the bleeding in his brain stopped and they transferred him over to the ICU where they monitored him for a couple of days.

It was a scary experience seeing my younger brother lying there on a ventilator.  The hospital where they took him is nearly an hour from my home so I spent as much time as I could with him until he was out of danger.  Thankfully, he’s been released now and is recuperating.  If anyone messaged me in recent days I apologize for not getting back to you sooner, but I am trying to catch up.

Memorial Day charity drive

For those who read my previous post or caught my mention on Facebook, I participated in a charity drive for veteran charities late last month.  From May 22nd to the 29th any sales I received on Darkness Haunts (all formats), would go to the Wounded Warrior Project.  I didn’t meet my goal of $500, but did raise $302.54 between ebook and paperback sales.  For audio, I’m traditionally published and can’t get the numbers for a while so I kicked up the total amount to cover that.  Today I sent $400 to the Wounded Warrior Project as my donation from the fundraiser.  Thanks to everyone who either bought a copy or helped spread the word.  I really appreciate it.

Darkness Shatters audio coverDarkness Shatters audio release

For those who have been waiting for Darkness Shatters to come out in audio, it is available today.  You can pick up your copy wherever audiobooks are sold in either digital or CD format.  I’m including a few links below:

Amazon

Audible

iTunes

Tantor (only $4.99 as of this posting)

 

Stalked by Flames cover (promo)Stalked by Flames news

I plan to have the first three chapters posted by mid-June for you all to check out.  Stay tuned if you’re interested in trying the first book in my all-new dragon series.  If you haven’t heard about it yet, you can find out more details here.

April updates and sale on Darkness Haunts

For those who don’t subscribe to my newsletter and missed it this morning I wanted to give a few updates.  The first is that Darkness Haunts is currently on sale for only 99 cents through to tomorrow night (April 2nd) on all the major retailers.  If you know anyone who might be interested in trying the series out, this is a great time to get the first book at a discount since I’m not sure if/when I’ll drop the price again.  You can find the purchase links for it here.

In other news…

One of the questions I’ve been asked a lot lately is when the Darkness Shatters paperback will be out.  I’m waiting on the hard copy proof to look over, but I expect to approve it and have it ready for sale within the next two weeks.  Some of you are also waiting on the audio version of Darkness Shatters.  My publisher has set the release date for June 3rd of this year and the CD version is already up for pre-order.  They usually don’t have the digital version on pre-order until 2-3 weeks before the release, but I’ll put out another reminder close to then for those who need it.

As far as my publishing schedule on upcoming books go, I’m writing a novel now for an all-new series with the first book releasing in late June.  It’s an idea that hit me about a year ago and has been bugging me ever since.  I’ve worked on it in bits and pieces over the past months, but forced myself to wait until after publishing Darkness Shatters before putting my full attention on it.  This one falls within the dark fantasy genre, but has totally different races/creatures than the Sensor Series.  Most of my current readers should find it appealing.  Yes, I’m leaving the details vague but I’ll reveal the cover and summary in about a month so you can find out more then.

For Darkness Wanes, book six of the Sensor Series, I expect to have it out in October of this year.  That will wrap up the story arc for the main series, but I’ll go on to write spin-offs for some of the side characters and explore more on how *spoiler alert* the world has changed with supernaturals coming out in the open.  There will be at least two of those novels (one featuring Cori as the main character and another featuring Micah) and possibly a third if the demand for Kerbasi to get his own novel keeps up.  After that, I may do a book seven with Melena and Lucas where I actually keep them together for the plot (try not to be too shocked).  Yes, I hear the complaints but keep in mind this is an urban fantasy series, not a paranormal romance so the focus has been different.  Book seven would be to please the PNR lovers.

That’s it for now, but feel free to ask questions below if you have any.

January 2015 updates

UPDATE- A Very Paranormal Holiday is no longer available, but you can get the Kerbasi story (Facing the Darkness) on all major online retailers.  Amazon link here- http://amzn.to/2fGtpvq

I’ve got a few updates for you all. The first is that you can now pick up the Christmas anthology, A Very Paranormal Holiday, on the major retailers for 99 cents. It includes an all-new story from the Sensor Series with an event that will be referred back to in future books (though it’s not vitally important to the overall storyline).  There are also some other great paranormal stories in the anthology by other authors including Mark Henwick, Connie Suttle, Debra Dunbar, J.T. Bock, and J.C. Mells.  You don’t want to miss it.

You can still get it for free instead if you contact me and are willing to sign up for book release alerts, but the links are below for those who’d prefer to purchase it:

Amazon UShttp://www.amazon.com/Very-Paranormal-Holiday-J-T-Bock-ebook/dp/B00S70U4FG/

Amazon UKhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Very-Paranormal-Holiday-J-T-Bock-ebook/dp/B00S70U4FG/

Barnes & Noblehttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-very-paranormal-holiday-susan-illene/1121029785?ean=2940150294042

iTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-very-paranormal-holiday/id957361001?mt=11

Kobohttp://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-very-paranormal-holiday

 

I’m hard at work with Darkness Shatters and I’m shooting for a February 25th release date.  This novel will be a little different in that it switches to Lucas’ POV occasionally (with him in 3rd person).  There are certain parts of the story that just can’t be told from Melena’s perspective and I believe it makes the overall novel stronger with his viewpoint in it.  Expect the cover reveal for Darkness Shatters around February 1st. I’ll also be posting the first few chapters of the novel in a few weeks so you can get a taste of what the book will be like.

For the audiobook listeners, Darkness Divides will be out next week on the 20th and Darkness Clashes will be out on February 17th.  If you’ve been following along, please do leave a rating/review on Audible.  I’d greatly appreciate it!

Also, about the mailing list sign-ups.  I’ve got one list that is strictly for new book release alerts.  If you requested the Christmas anthology that is the one you signed up for.  The only thing you get with that one is an email on the day a new book comes out with links for where to purchase it.  Some of you have already gotten it in recent weeks with Tempting the Moon and know what I’m talking about.

If you’d also like updates on my publishing news, special giveaways, and early excerpts from future novels you will need to sign up for the newsletter.  All you have to do for that is enter your email address and name to the form on the top right corner of this webpage or click here.

That’s it for now, but feel free to ask questions below if you’ve got any.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!