Monday, December 31, 2012

Death Series New Year's Day Sale!

Hi Readers! To celebrate the release of UNREQUITED DEATH I'm offering a Fantastic Holiday sale- one day only:
WHISPERS: FREE
SPEAKS: .99 Cents
SCREAMS: .99 Cents
WEEPS: $2.99
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You save: $5 on Death books 2-4 off of regular prices on New Year's Day! Happy 2013!

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Remember: 25% of all proceeds from the sale of UNREQUITED through the 2nd of January will be donated to St. Jude Children's hospital! Thank you for your support~

Saturday, December 29, 2012

UNREQUITED DEATH "live" Early!

Amazon was speedy today, which I am most thankful for!

Unrequited Death is available at the following retailers: 

NOOK

The Barnes & Noble link will be updated as UNREQUITED goes "live" there as well!
Remember Readers, 25% of the profit from sales for the following dates will be donated to St. Jude Children's hospital: Dec 31/Jan 1-3, 2013! Thank you!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Day After Christmas TRB Book Sale! ONE DAY ONLY!

In celebration of my final book, UNREQUITED DEATH's December 31st release I've decided to do a .99 cent Day After Christmas Sale; that's right... get the entire TRB Death catalog for ONE BUCK each!

Check out the Death deals on Amazon Here:

Friday, December 21, 2012

99 Authors~99 Books~99 Cents! $990 of Prizes!


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Want to get a Book for a Buck? Here's your chance! Pick from a huge list of titles by amazing authors for only .99 cents each! Friday only!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

THE SAVAGE PRINCIPLE! Synopsis & Cover Reveal~

Hi Readers! Here's the novella cover/synopsis reveal I promised. I hope to have this work completed before Savage book #4, THE SAVAGE PROTECTOR, releases in March....

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King Raymond is betrothed to Princess Ada of a neighboring sphere in an arranged match not of his choosing. Travelers from a parallel world have bargained to save the future of his people and he cannot refuse their offer.

Raymond does not believe that an alliance with the savages would result in a life-altering experience. He soon finds himself overwhelmed when an entanglement of emotion and love conspire to undermine his vow in the most unlikely place.

Rowenna, warrior female of the Band, is a much sought-after female select. When her kin agree to an offer that will unite the races of their future, they do not realize what the sacrifice will cost her.

Can the two peoples of separate societies survive the prejudicial position that has been hoisted on them? Will their sacrifice afford a future of liberty, or will heartbreak be the only consequence of their love?

Monday, December 10, 2012

UNREQUITED DEATH Synopsis!

Finally Readers, here's the long-awaited synopsis for UNREQUITED


The Graysheets remain ominously quiet during the teen's senior year. When tragedy strikes Tiff, her confidence shatters into a million pieces and the group doesn't know how to pick up the scattered mess of her emotional health.

As the control of the Zondorae scientists slips away, they make a final move to swing the balance in their favor, negotiating a future for the paranormals that is so final, a covert group moves to halt the momentum of their control over humanity with Jeffrey Parker as the catalyst.

In a final bid to protect everyone, Caleb discovers he was at the center from the beginning, an unwilling pawn moved on a chess board that no longer exists. Will he have a future of safety and happiness for himself and Jade? Or will the decisions made before the fateful day of inoculation remain to hinder that forever?

Update: my manuscript is now in the capable hands of my editor~



Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Slice of Savage!

Didn't think I was working on PROTECTOR? Think again... those voices are always speaking. This is what one was thinking last night....
Coming March 2013!

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Elise caught sight of something that glittered in the wheaten grass, twinkling at her from the fading light of the day. The knee-high fronds slithered against her woolen skirt as it trailed through the blond sea that parted with her passage. She scooped up the object and immediately recognized it for what it was: a necklace of great intricacy, a lone jewel of meaning in the Outside, to be found by her in this singular moment that gasped like a stolen breath.

She held it between her fingers, admiring the delicate hammered feathers of a fine silver metal, the ancient symbol of catching one's dreams stamped on its structure in a rough circle with a finely woven spider web of metal. A deep green stone winked back at her.

Elise clasped it about her neck, the cold metal heating as it lay against the intersecting bones at the base of her throat. She gave a furtive glance about her person, moving into the border of the forest. Toward safety, toward The Clan of Ohio....

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Readers: Whose necklace is this? Can a clever reader answer this question? Further, why is it there?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Deluge of Death: Enter to Win 6 Copies of Death!

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DEATH SPEAKS
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DEATH INCEPTION

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DEATH INCEPTION


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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Death is Traveling and WEEPS is FREE!

After a great run with Amazon Select I will be returning the entire
TRB Death catalog to NOOK, Smashwords and Apple beginning November 13.

In the meantime, Book #4, DEATH WEEPS will make a weekend-long appearance on the FREE side of Amazon. This will be a last time promotional offering. Pick up a copy before book five, UNREQUITED DEATH, releases next month!

Update: I think I have some tentative dates for 2013 book releases as follows:

THE SAVAGE PROTECTOR- March
BLOOD CHOSEN- May
THE REFLECTIVE- October

*Stay tuned for the cover and blurb reveal of THE SAVAGE PRINCIPLE, a novella featuring Rowenna and King Raymond. Their uneasy alliance and bittersweet romance unfolds Outside....

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jonesy Being Him in UNREQUITED DEATH....

New adult/mature YA content
Unedited and spolier free!

It was a rooster.

Just then, the Js rolled up to the front door. And the birds, instead of acting like live birds and getting out of the way stood there staring at the approaching car and stayed.

Jonesy plowed over one, feathers and chicken zombie guts getting in the spokes of his wheels like plaque in teeth.

He'd be flossing that out of there for forever, I thought, my gaze coming to rest on the chickens standing like feathered sentinels in my zombie's yard.

Wow... just wow.

Jonesy cranked open his door and gave a look of profound disgust. “What is this trumped up shit, Hart?” He looked at me like I'd lost my mind. “I mean, what?” he began, flailing his hands around as John came around the grill of the car to inspect the entrails now wrapped in the grill and tire wells.

“You've been done with probation for three and a half seconds and you raise goddamned chickens?” he asked incredulously.

John clucked at me, “I expected more, really,” he said with a small Mona Lisa smile. Straightening, he plucked a feather out of the grill and sent it flying like a small spear into the air. It stabbed the ground directly in front of the original chicken... that I now knew was a rooster.

“Hey look, Terran,” Jonesy began and waggled his eyebrows and John frowned. We both knew something inappropriate was going to happen but Jonesy was too unpredictable to fathom so we waited for the bomb to drop.

It was like the sun rising, it was going to happen.

“You got a cock in your front yard!” he yelled into the still neighborhood, bent over at the waist and laughing until tears streamed out of his eyes at the lone rooster surrounded by hens....

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Random Reader Love!

Each month, I'd like to celebrate whatever success I've achieved by honoring the readers who make it possible.
Happy Halloween~
This month it's Jenn from Missouri! 

Jenn will be the very first recipient of my COOL SWAG.
I've heard a lot about swag and I think I dig giving it.
What's included?
Signed paperback of my newest release + bookmark + a surprise treat!
Want in?
This is how it works: show the love!
Review
Like
Follow
It's pretty simple, show the love and it'll come full circle.
I love my readers!

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Let me know you've got that loving feeling by leaving your comment below...  and rake in the loot! You do not have to comment to be chosen, but it sure gets my full attention.... 

A new Reader will be chosen in December!

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Dose of Death for My Readers!

Check out what I wrote Wednesday!
Unedited and spoiler free! *Real time Readers*!

“Ya bunch of Nancy's,” Gramps said, wiping down a perfectly clean counter with his washrag while steam rose from the soapy water as it filled the basin of his kitchen sink.

He drilled us with those deep slate blue eyes of his, wiping his red and chaffed hands off on his apron.

Which never made him look like a sissy. Hell, if I wore that I'd never live it down. But Gramps could take everyone.

I looked at Alex.

Maybe not him.

“Ya all roar over here, park your lethargic asses at the table like a team of locusts, inhale food then proceed to moon and whine about the girls.”

Yup, that about covered it.

“What happened to Man Freedom?”Gramps asked, the soap from his scalded hands dampening the sides of his apron.

“What's a Nancy?” John asked, deeply troubled by being called a name that sounded somehow creepy and female.

“Sissy-suckin'-titty-baby,” I extolled.

“Oh well, that's so flattering,” Archer said, bringing his potato salad bowl to the hot water and putting it into the sink until it was buried by suds.

“If the shoe fits...” Gramps said, whistling tonelessly while we shifted our weight.

“Go!” Gramps said waving us away. “You could have stayed and had junk food and played pool. Now that's a respectable pursuit of one's time.”

Usually that sounded good. But I couldn't get Jade out of my mind. She and the other girls were having some Chick Hang Fest where they broke out all the girl accouterments and the guys got scarce. I just wanted to do a quick check.

Gramps called me over as the guys stumbled into the driveway, the rain was a steady drizzle but it'd still soak you to the skin. It was deceptive: rain in Washington was wet.

Hardy har-har.

“Spill it, champ,” Gramps said.

I shrugged, jamming my hands in my pocket. “I just can't shake the feeling of impending doom,” I said.

Gramps grinned. “You're such a morose kid, pal.”

I smiled. “Yeah.”

“You've had so much excitement here lately that you're like Pavlov's dog: conditioned for chaos.”

I nodded my head. It was true, Pavlov's dogs had understood that when the bell rang, they'd get their supper, drooling at just the chime of that bell.

Well, I'd gotten used to shit going down that was A) always bizarre, B) usually dangerous and C), a personal favorite, life-changing.

Things were calm. Like when I was little and would gaze out the window where pewter clouds formed, pregnant with rain, ready to storm. But not a leaf stirred, wind only a promise.

My life felt like that.

That a storm was coming and I didn't know from which direction....

Friday, October 19, 2012

DEATH SCREAMS FREE This Weekend Only!

DEATH SCREAMS FREE 
Hi Readers! As you may already know, I have begun UNREQUITED DEATH and the first chapter is put away. Today marks the beginnings of Chapter Two in book five of the Death Series. Stay tuned for an excerpt of this newest work by next weekend!

The following passage contains profanity.

But for now, you'll have to be satisfied with a snippet of Death....

Written yesterday, *real time readers*
Page 8

John was also the valedictorian. Of course.

“Jade's by Hamilton,” Jonesy said like that little fact would escape my notice.

“Yeah,” I responded.

We stood there staring at that fun occurrence when Tiff came up and stood between us.

“Well that's a fuckburger,” Tiff said casually, eying up Jade's seating.

“Language, Weller,” Griswold hissed, sans whistle. Tiff lifted a narrow shoulder, the satin of her white gown making a slithering sound against her hair. “Okay,” she replied, utterly unruffled. I held in the walrus bark with an effort.

Jonesy didn't, giving a roundhouse guffaw that made Griswold's brows drop into a Hitler mustache above her eyes....

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Caleb's thoughts:


Sometimes milestones are not measured by the accomplishments of society, but by those of integrity.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

THE SAVAGE PROTECTOR Cover Reveal!

Book Four of the Savage Series

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Queen Clara has chosen her future king but as the Wedded Joining draws nearer, the Kingdom of Kentucky's sphere continues to degrade. Relations with the outside are non-existent and the beleaguered people housed within the confines of the kingdom will soon be loosed to join the fragment.


Calia and Evie join forces to escape the plan that Edwin has for Calia's future. Frantic to locate the women, Maddoc, Jonathan, Philip and Daniel join forces to cinch the net of safety around the pair before it's too late.

Calia doesn't long for a future where a male is the answer. However, when biology and destiny collide, she will find the choice that she wants the least, may be the correct one.

Will Calia be allowed to remain true to herself by protecting those she has vowed to defend? Can she overcome her past and be healed by the love of her one, true soulmate?

Coming 2013


Monday, October 8, 2012

Pieces of Death! UNREQUITED... speaks~

Hi Readers! 
I know most of you might not realize that my tab: Voices in My Head, has a lot of little snippets of future works jotted down. Random teasers!

Here's one from UNREQUITED DEATH, my final installment in the Death Series, to be released on December 31, 2012:

Gramps shook his head slightly, the smoke from his cigarette making a loose spiral around his head, wrench in hand. He used it to punctuate his point, "You Zondoraes...,"  he looked Gary over with disdain, pointing the wrench at his chest, who was currently getting the love squeeze from one of my hastily raised zombies, "are really slow learners. Now," he took a drag, holding the thing like a joint and squinted through the wall of cigarette smoke, "but I got the cure for that."

Gramps looked at the zombie holding Gary and then leaned in real close. His low voice holding more menace than a loud one ever could have, "Tell me where the girl is or I'll start with your toenails."

Gary gave a hard swallow then shifted his eyes to mine. "Come on! This isn't right! You can't let this... thug of a grandpa have at my body parts because we got... zealous with a female..."

Actually, I so could. I put my nose an inch from his. "There's no 'letting' on this one Zondorae. It's more like, me not interfering with his excellence."

Gramps and I looked at each other and he stepped forward, crushing the cig under his foot casually. He stepped over it and swung the wrench high, the sun glinted off the thing as it arced downward.

My zombie didn't flinch when it hit....

Friday, October 5, 2012

FREE on Friday! WEEP no More!

That's right! DEATH WEEPS, book four of the Death Series is free today! Pick up your copy on Amazon today!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tamara Rose Rambles~!


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Readers, as always... thank you so much for your support!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Wanna Catch the Plague? Me too! Cover/blurb Reveal Here!


Jenny Plague-Bringer (The Paranormals #4) by J.L. Bryan

Cover art by Phatpuppyart.com

Expected Pub: 10/23/2012


Jenny has enjoyed a year of quiet seclusion, but her peace is about to be shattered by two new paranormals who are searching for her. Their intentions are unknown. The timing couldn’t be worse, because Jenny can’t use her pox without risking the life of the baby growing inside her…

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Author Bio:
J.L. Bryan
J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on English Renaissance and Romantic literature. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Christina, dogs Violet and Tiger Lily, and cats Shadow and Sue.  Amazon US Author Profile  •  Amazon UK Author Profile

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  • First three books in the Paranormals series *autographed*
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

BLOOD CHOSEN Cover & Blurb Reveal! SINGERS is FREE on Friday!

In celebration of BLOOD SONG's release, I'd like to share the art and synopsis for book #3:
 BLOOD CHOSEN

Cover art by the fantastic Claudia McKinney of Phatpuppyart.com

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Get your FREE copy of BLOOD SINGERS HERE

Julia has Awakened and in so doing bound herself to her one true soulmate, the king to her queen. The blood-binding which was foretold between fang and claw ultimately rescued her from certain death, the Circle of Protection is now complete.

Yet, another would-be queen vies for the position of ultimate ruler and believes she has found an ancient loophole that will upset the new balance of potential peace that has been put into play by Julia's prophesied reign. Jacqueline will stop at nothing to achieve her goals, even using the dreaded Were to further her victory.

Cynthia and Adrianna form an unlikely alliance to survive against an enemy that now has help for his madness to take shape. Emmanuel, the Feral and Truman find themselves drawn to defend and protect a new order with a past that haunts their efforts, while a broken Were rises to a position of power through sacrifice and the one woman that holds his heart.

Can Julia and her one true mate bring peace to the species and rescue the ones they love? Will the Blood Singers fulfill their destiny to unite three groups of sworn enemies to come together as one?

Coming May 31, 2013!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

SONG is Singing Early!

Why wait? I'm not a real believer in making my readers wait. BLOOD SONG was due to publish this Friday but it was ready today so I went ahead and ....
.... hit the Magic Button!

Get SONG right Now on Smashwords
Watch for the updated links here:

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Don't forget the reveal for book #3 will be this Friday, September 28: BLOOD CHOSEN!

Friday, September 21, 2012

FREE as a Bird! Pick up SINGERS & INCEPTION!

In Celebration of BLOOD SONG's Release next Friday I'm putting book #1
FREE tomorrow only!

Want some Death? Try DEATH INCEPTION for FREE tomorrow Only!
 (normally .99 cents)
DEATH WHISPERS is already FREE. Suck up Books #2 & 3 (SPEAKS & SCREAMS) for just .99 cents! (Normally priced $2.99 & $3.99!) A $5 savings!
On sale .99 cents (normally $2.99)
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On sale .99 cents (normally $3.99)

Monday, September 17, 2012

The 200th Contest Continues!

The coincidental consistency of the "200th" is almost creepy (in a GREAT way!) but here I am with almost 200 fans on Goodreads, over 200 "likes" on my Author Page and 178 GFC followers!
Greedy! Greedy! In an effort to give away yet another copy of my soon-to-be-released book two: BLOOD SONG, my 200th fan on Goodreads will receive an eCopy of SONG upon its release!

FAN me HERE

Then what? Comment here that you're #200 and I'll verify! It's easy-peasy guys :D

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I'd like to thank my loyal readers for liking, friending and fanning me wherever they have. In this small way, I'd like to give back. Thanks for your support!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Vote for Your Fave Indie! Only Ten Days Left!

Hey Readers... yeah, that's me and my *hot* photographer. Together we did some fun photos and I'm Wonderful Wonder Woman!

Why? Because a terrific book blogger, Evie @ Bookish, is having an Amazing Indie Contest featuring the top 25 Independent Authors. Some of us are dressing up like superheroes!

Please vote for your top Indie pick (yup, I'm on the list and this is my naughty, shameless plug).

VOTE HERE and click on the following:

 Who is your favourite INDIE author? (View 51 suggestions)


Don't vote for just one! Spread the love~ Voting ends on September 20.

Check out Evie's spotlight at the end of the month for prizes, giveaways and photos of Amazing Indies in costume (I'm not the only glutton for punishment here, guys!), as we frolic about and hand out FREE books! Yay!

Keep up on Evie's supreme book shenanigans HERE

Monday, September 3, 2012

SONG has Sung! I Have an eCopy Winner!

Congratulations to CHRIS DEMBY COOK for being my 200th "like!"
Now... to sweeten the pot, I'm going to keep the *200th GFC follower contest going... for a signed paperback of BLOOD SONG!

*Contest ends December 12, 2012. Don't worry, I love giving my books away. There will be more contests this month for SONG!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Singing a Tune! Win a Copy of BLOOD SONG Here!

Like it Bloody? Want to win a copy of book two of the Blood Series? Here's how!

Book Two for 200!

This is an easy contest. I want to give away two free eCopies of SONG to celebrate its release on Sep. 28.

Currently I have 189 "likes" and 166 followers.

*Reader number 200 to "like" me will receive an eCopy of SONG.
My 200th GFC blog follower will receive an eCopy of SONG.

One will come before the other and I will announce the progress as it happens.

Stay tuned for another crazy contest when the mood strikes my fancy! 
Thanks for your support!


*upon release

Update: Stay tuned for my monthly vlog this week!

Friday, August 24, 2012

BLOOD SONG Rough Draft Complete!


Written today; this is as Real as it gets Readers:


Liberty for the Were.

Peace for Blood Singers.

Julia lay sleeping in the arms of the man that was meant for her as enemies closed in from all sides and she dreamed about her future with the one male who truly protected her....

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Final Chapter Tomorrow: The Melody of SONG Continues!

Another Real Time Excerpt written today!
August 23

They struck simultaneously: the Were and vampire taking what had been given in error, the Healer neutralizing the damage as it was laid.

When the Combatant whose blood was called strongest laid his hands on the Queen of Singers, light burst from the huddle of supernaturals, casting a brightness like the sun that none could look upon.

Every being save one threw an arm over their eyes against the glare....

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Tune of SONG Continues:

Real Time Readers!
Written August 22


Julia gave a low moan and Cynthia heard it. They stared at each other for a moment and Cynthia frowned, a low hum starting near her sternum. As if under a compulsion she did not understand Cynthia got closer to Jules and took both her hands.

Heat poured out of her as soon as she made contact with more than just a handshake, both her hands gripped around Julia's.

William landed near the women, giving a single caw that could be felt in the chests of all that stood.

Calling the other vampire like a dinner bell....

Monday, August 20, 2012

Countdown to SONG Begins Here!

*Real Time* Readers! Catch a new excerpt a day as they're written:

Written Aug. 20


Irene looked at him for a moment, weighing his words carefully while lighting another cigarette with her trusty Bic. “Yeah, I gotta worry. I live here. My family's always lived here. We'll live here after you stir up that hornet's nest and they need somebody to sting. Who do ya think that'll be? Eh?”

Truman's excitement over the bone being found gathered a sense of unease at the edges. He'd take all the heat that could be dished but he didn't want to share the entree of danger with innocents.

He stared at a bedraggled Irene, rode hard and put away wet, long miles and time etched on her face like an unfortunate roadmap of land-locked isolation in a community that harbored danger.

Don't worry M'am, the trail won't lead back to you. I give you my word.”

Karl Truman remembered her words with a ringing clarity now, they'd wormed into the fabric of his memories perfectly.

It could be more than your vow, officer. Much more.” Irene had not said those words in a thoughtful way.

She'd uttered them like a certain promise....

Friday, August 17, 2012

*Real Time* Readers! SONG is Singing!

It's time Readers! This is the part of my book when the story rolls down the hill of completion like a delicious spiral. I am currently writing the last third of SONG and everything is coming together seamlessly. Super-excited and I wanted to share the finish of my chapter I wrote yesterday below. 

Written Aug. 16


Julia was aware of Cyn screaming behind her, the flap of bird's wings were sounding a roar in her ears, warm fur pressed against her body, muscled arms hauled her against a massive body and all the while the glitter fell over her like a shroud.

Of snow.

Blown by a mouth so red it looked like blood.

Julia closed her eyes.

And slept.

While her protectors wept.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

New SONG Excerpt Here!

Can Alaskan cop Karl Truman help Cyn help herself? Can they find Julia in time?

Check out Truman workin' his magic HERE

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

BLOOD SONG 50% Complete!


Good news Readers! I've passed the 50% point, that's usually when things really start cookin' in the story.
And I'm here to tell ya: they sure are!

Written yesterday:


When in reality the coven now belonged to him.
The southeastern Kiss was his. Won by violence, beget by treachery....

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Focus: Author J.A. Redmerski Q&A/ Giveaway!

Readers! Check it out:
Win an eCopy of THE MAYFAIR MOON


An eCopy of the Awesomely Anticipated sequel KINDRED
HERE!
*one week*

Winners chosen by Random.org on July 27, 2012:

Rules:
Post your comment here with an email contact included.

Get extra points for:

Fanning/friending Jessica on Goodreads
Liking/friending Jessica on Facebook
Following her BLOG
Following her on Twitter

Chatter with Author J.A. Redmerski:



Jessica, you've blown it out of the park with your dark urban fantasy, “new adult” novel, The Mayfair Moon. To what do you attribute to your growing success?

Well, it was a combination of a lot of different things, of which most Indie authors also already do: hardcore promoting, contacting book reviewers, etc. I even quit my job so that I could spend the majority of my days writing and contacting reviewers. But I’m going to be completely honest when I say the one thing that actually made the biggest difference in the ‘shortest’ amount of time was when I had the new cover made for THE MAYFAIR MOON. I guess it’s really true that books are greatly judged by their covers. The very day I uploaded the new cover, it seemed that more readers were willing to take a chance on the book itself. Lastly, I made author and blogger friends and not just tried to network with people for the sole purpose of promoting my book. And it’s very easy to spot the difference!


What made you choose to go Indie? What is your advice to other authors that don't wish to go the “legacy publishing” route?

I chose to go Indie for the same reason a lot of Indie authors do: a long, treacherous road of agent rejections. I got tired of my books sitting in my computer collecting digital dust knowing that when I finally did land an agent that it would be months or even years more before I landed a publisher. THEN it would be another 1-2 years before I ever saw my work in print. I have nothing against the traditional publishing route, but ultimately my choice became Indie and I’m happy about my decision. My advice: Do what you feel you need to do, but if you go Indie, remember that editing is very important!


Where did you get your idea(s) for your novel, The Mayfair Moon?

I’ve been asked this question a lot so I might sound like a broken record, but here goes: I searched and searched for a YA werewolf book that depicted werewolves in that beastly, terrifying, Underworld-style sort of way, but to no avail. That’s what I wanted to read! When I couldn’t find any YA books out there like that, that’s when I just decided I was going to have to write my own and so The Darkwoods Trilogy was born.


What type/style of a writer are you? Seat-of-Your Pants? Outline Queen? Master Plotter?

I start out as a Seat-of-My-Pants writer, diving right into whatever feels right, but by the time the first book is over (if it’s a series) I become a sort of Master Plotter as far as details go. But I never outline anything and half the time I’m not sure where I’m going with a scene (or an idea – my adult contemporary dark fantasy novel DIRTY EDEN is the perfect example!) until the light bulb flashes over my head.

Did you model any character after a real person? Is there a character that resonates with you?

No, I didn't model any of the characters after anyone, but I can say Adria turned out a little like me as far as growing up in a troubled life, but her life was totally different than mine was.


What is your hope for readers to experience by reading your novel?

I just want people to enjoy it. I’ve been writing since about the age of thirteen and all I ever cared about was writing something enjoyable and somewhat memorable. I love stories. I love to tell them, read them and be a part of them. And with THE MAYFAIR MOON, I really wanted to create something that I loved because I think you have to love your story before anyone else will.


Is there a playlist that you listen to that inspires you while you're writing?

I never listen to music while I write – I have to have complete quiet – but I do have several CD’s I made full of music that I’ve sort of dubbed THE MAYFAIR MOON soundtrack. So, usually I’m driving down the street thinking about scenes in my books. Some songs that inspired scenes in THE MAYFAIR MOON are Arcana – Wings of Gabriel, Florence and the Machine - Howl and Godsmack – Serenity. You can see a good list I recently made with scene detail here: http://wefancybooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/playlist-monday-4.html?showComment=1341842260033#c8641649566827647334


Who is your favorite author? Is there a certain genre you read [in] exclusively?

My favorite is a toss-up between Neil Gaiman and Anne Rice, but their styles are so different that I can’t really say I prefer one more. And I tend to read a lot of genres and don’t really have one I read more than another, I guess. It’s all about atmosphere with me and I read whatever I’m in the mood for at the moment.


Are you a DTB (Dead Tree Book) reader, or do you use a dedicated reader? What do you predict for the future of these two formats?

It scares me to think that physical books will be obsolete one day – I love books! Like a lot of people, I love the smell of them, the way they rest in my hand and I love to hang out at bookstores. I guess I’m contributing to the fall of books by having a Kindle, but I like the Kindle, too, for all of its obvious uses.


You have just released book #2, Kindred. What are a few things the reader can expect from book three? Do you have ideas for a different series?

Book three, THE BALLAD OF ARAMEI, will tie up all of the loose ends and I have to say that it will likely be the most action-packed of the three. There’s a lot to sort through and I can guarantee that at least one of two things I have in store for book three, no one will see coming. As far as a new series, the next two-book story I intend to publish is more-so an old story I’m resurrecting (those two are finished novels, but need extensive editing). Though, it will also be a ‘Praverian Chronicle’. And I’m thinking of writing a side story on a key character revealed in KINDRED, but I’m not sure.


How has your experience as an author been different from what you expected?

I didn’t expect to be as stressed out as I have been. Sometimes I wish I was back in my own little world, writing stories for myself and not throwing myself to the sharks every day. But at the same time, I’m glad to be able to put something out there that some people enjoy and I appreciate all of the praise and kind words I’ve received for my work.


Lastly, now that you've written three, full-length works, how long do you think it would take you to write a full-length novel to the rough draft stage? When do you expect to release book three?

KINDRED took me about three months and that was to the rough draft stage. After editing and re-reading (about five or six times) and going through beta readers, it took about five months total, I guess. I can’t predict when book three will be released, but I’m hoping for some time around November or December, but don’t hold me to that!

Click HERE for my review of THE MAYFAIR MOON~




J.A. (Jessica) Redmerski is a Contemporary Fantasy and New Adult (17+) writer - author of THE MAYFAIR MOON and DIRTY EDEN. She's a werewolf & zombie fanatic, book addict and a happy hermit obsessed with the Universe and AMC's THE WALKING DEAD. She lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children and a Maltese.
Some authors that inspire Jessica are Neil Gaiman, Anne Rice, Cormac McCarthy, Max Brooks, J.K. Rowling, Richard Matheson, William R. Forstchen, Carrie Ryan and Lisa Smedman.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

DEATH SPEAKS on Sale for .99 Cents for a Limited Time!

DEATH SPEAKS
Book Two of the Death Series
Get books one and two of the Death Series for just .99 cents for a limited time HERE

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cover Love for Blood!

Thanks Ash of Bookish Brunette for featuring the re-vamped covers for BLOOD SINGERS & BLOOD SONG!
Check it out HERE

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Monday, July 9, 2012

*real time* Readers: Song is Singing!

Alright readers, only fourteen percent in and already the scheming commences!
Check out this passage I wrote a couple of days ago from a new character, *totally* evil!

Read it HERE
(scroll down to latest offering at bottom of page)

Written today, July 11, 2012:


Lawrence closed his eyes in a long blink then quoted from the Book; even Tony recognized the Old Language:

He that holds the blood of the Singer and seeks the night by wing, will share the song that binds with the Rare One. The Blood Wolf, a rival of no small means; mingled blood of both running in her veins.”


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Phatpuppy Rocks our Faces Off with BLOOD SINGERS!

Check out what Claudia McKinney created for my new cover artwork for BLOOD SINGERS:

Download your copy today:

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Look where SINGERS is right now!
As of a few minutes ago, SINGERS is in the top 20 for Dark Fantasy! Pat yourself on the back, Readers. It's all you~ Thanks! xo

Monday, July 2, 2012

*real time* Readers! A Song in My BLOOD here!

Written today: click HERE for today's passage~

Coming September 28!

Written today: click HERE for today's passage~


Page 11

   His gaze pierced them like steel laser beams that tore the skin aside, seeking marrow. “Her blood is a chorus of voices that sing to my soul.” William locked gazes with the leader of his kiss.

  “I will never be in harmony as long as she is not with me....”

Saturday, June 30, 2012

*Update*PEARL Now FREE on Amazon, NOOK & Smashwords

DEATH WHISPERS
Book One of the Death Series
WHISPERS FREE on the following sites:
NOOK

THE PEARL SAVAGE
Book One of the Savage Series
TPS Free on the following sites:
Amazon
NOOK

While I'm waiting [impatiently] for a price-match on Amazon, please enjoy both first books of the Savage and Death Series!