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August 2019 Quarterly Author Newsletter

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Today’s post is a copy of my quarterly author newsletter for August 2019. I’ve been issuing these newsletters for just over a year, and I’m excited to share them on my blog. To read the current quarterly newsletter, you can sign up via my author website via this link. I’ve included a link to this quarter’s blog below to give you a chance to get to know me a little better. I’ve started a new section in the newsletter – highlighting my fellow authors… take a look to see who’s being promoted this week.

Click Here to Read the Newsletter

About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. My new book series, Braxton Campus Mysteries, will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations but with a twist. There are five books: Academic CurveballBroken Heart Attack, Flower Power Trip, Mistaken Identity Crisis, and Haunted House Ghost. I read, write, and blog A LOT on this site where you can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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Book Alert: Urban Fantasy Featuring Sasquatch

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Today’s spotlight focuses on The Snoqualmie Valley Sasquatch Series written by J.M. Northup. Earlier this year, I shared a little bit about the books in an alert post, but today we’re taking a deeper dive with book links, sample text, and promotions.

Check out this post yourself, then join me for a buddy read next month
Add the first book to your TBR now!

About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. My new book series, Braxton Campus Mysteries, will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations but with a twist. There are five books: Academic CurveballBroken Heart Attack, Flower Power Trip, Mistaken Identity Crisis, and Haunted House Ghost. I read, write, and blog A LOT on this site where you can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Author Spotlight & Book Alert: Song for a Lost Kingdom by Steve Moretti

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Welcome to next edition of the AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT & BOOK ALERT series. Today, we’re sharing:

… a book that’s currently on the Digital Reads Blog Tour: Song for a Lost Kingdom by Steve Moretti. This is book two so far… and there is a prequel. If you’re interested in following the blog tour, check out the primary post here, where we learn about this time travel fantasy series in which a 21st century musician is inextricably linked to an 18th century Scottish musician. Sounds kinda interesting to me… what do you think?

Book Overview

Lover Never Surrenders – Song for a Lost Kingdom, Book II

Music is not bound by time. And Adeena Stuart is not bound by anything that will stop her from saving the man she’s fallen in love with, even though he’s been dead for almost three hundred years.


In Book II of the Song for a Lost Kingdom trilogy, her music provides the portal to to James Drummond who is fighting along side Prince Charles Edward Stuart in the 1746 Jacobite uprising. Though their cause is doomed, and James is destined to die shortly after the Battle of Culloden, Adeena’s determination never wavers.


Left behind in the present, Adeena’s friends and families are equally determined to return her to 2019 before the expanding growth in her head becomes fatal and they lose her forever.


Throughout it all, the music sweeps across those in both the past and present in this novel of history, fantasy, romance and science fiction

Video Trailer: https://youtu.be/VQfBI5HhhLYSong for a Lost Kingdom, Book II – First TrailerFirst trailer for Song for a Lost Kingdom, Book II by Steve Morett. Original score by Paul van Geldrop.youtube.com

About the Author

I am an author in Ottawa, Canada. I have a varied background in business, journalism and education. I love history, and the people who have lived fascinating and sometimes very ordinary lives in extra-ordinary times. I’m drawn to music and the arts, as well as scientific discovery, politics and science fiction, especially time-travel. My novels combine my interests in stories that put characters within a realistic world that just happens to include elements that challenge our perceptions of reality. I am currently completing my first trilogy, Song for a Lost Kingdom, and will be starting a new series in 2020.

Key Links:


Website: https://www.stevemoretti.ca/

email: steve@stevemoretti.ca

Twitter: @morettisteve

Instagram: moretti.steve

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stevemoretti.ca/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCVfYk90ZHIAmXJTPe7Vr-g

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Song-Lost-Kingdom-Book-I-ebook/dp/B07DWKLHJN/ ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1531912188&sr=8-1&keywords=song+for+a+lost+kingdom

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40778143-song-for-a-lost-kingdombook-i

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/steve-moretti

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Wrap Up

Thanks for stopping by to see our Author Spotlight & Book Alert series today. I hope you enjoyed the highlights and pick up some new books to read, maybe even grab a drink while reading them and explore another world you didn’t know you needed. Take care!

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About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. My new book series, Braxton Campus Mysteries, will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations but with a twist. There are five books: Academic CurveballBroken Heart Attack, Flower Power Trip, Mistaken Identity Crisis, and Haunted House Ghost. I read, write, and blog A LOT on this site where you can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Cover Reveal: Haunted House Ghost by James J. Cudney

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I’m super excited to share today’s cover reveal of Haunted House Ghost, the 5th book in the Braxton Campus Mysteries. It is currently available for pre-sale and will be available for full download on October 1st, 2019. Physical copies will be available in October 2019. A blog tour is planned for October 2019 with Great Escapes Virtual Book Blog Tours.

The first big step was revealing the cover… and I’m lucky enough to have the support of Shalini @ Digital Reads Blog Tours and over 30 bloggers doing today’s big reveal of this haunted Halloween tale. Are you ready to celebrate the autumn season? Tell us what you think of the series, characters, description, and cover design. Share your favorite things about Halloween.We’re all excited to hear your opinions and share the posts with our followers and friends. Many thanks for your support and feedback!

Overview of Book

It’s Halloween, and excitement is brewing in Braxton to carve jack-o’-lanterns, go on haunted hayrides, and race through the spooky corn maze at the Fall Festival. Despite a former occupant’s fervent warnings, Kellan renovates and moves into a mysterious old house. When a ruthless ghost promises retribution, our fearless professor turns to the eccentric town historian and an eerie psychic known for her explosive predictions, to communicate with the apparition. 

Construction workers discover a fifty-year-old skeleton after breaking ground on the new Memorial Library wing. Could it be Prudence, Judge Hiram Grey’s first wife, who disappeared during a fiery Vietnam War protest that destroyed parts of the campus? While Kellan and April dance around the chemistry sparking between them, a suspicious accident at the Fall Festival leaves Hiram in a coma and another dead body to investigate. Kellan’s research digs up a tale of horror and pain about the true history and dastardly connections of the Grey family, forcing April to accelerate her plan to capture the elusive killer and placate the revenge-seeking ghost.

Are you getting that spooky vibe? Will you be thirsting for a pumpkin spice latte and apple pie? Kellan’s super excited and he can’t wait… let’s check in with him to see how he’s doing…

Sample Page from Haunted House Ghost

Hunkering behind a weathered, illegible headstone in Wellington Cemetery’s oldest and scariest graveyard, I remained silent and stationary amidst a slew of exhumed corpses. Though surrounded by slender, tall white pines, a gnarly and knotty willow tree’s sweeping canopy of dying branches furtively brushed my neck. After an onslaught of howling winds furiously whipped my quivering skin, I peered over the loosened tomb marker and gawked at the mounds of freshly flung dirt. Why had a ruthless monster dug up so many coffins near the Grey mausoleum?

Skulking two rows away, the determined villain’s soulless eyes glowed like burning coal. The chilling tone of St. Mary’s somber church bells blasted—midnight’s fortuitous arrival. Its ominous beckoning prompted my unsteady feet to falter, crunching a pile of decaying leaves and foolishly revealing my secret location. Suddenly enshrouded in fog and hovering near the nameless gravestone, the rogue’s flowing black and gray robes resembled billowing smoke from an overworked chimney. “I hear you breathing, Ayrwick. Come out, come out wherever you are. I’m not finished with this game.”

“I don’t know who you are, but your obsession with me has spiraled out of control.” As an aloof moon cast an eerie luminosity, I cursed my new modern, sporty aviator eyeglasses for clouding over. Apparition or figment of an overwrought imagination, I couldn’t be certain; nor did I care at that moment. “You can’t be real. My mind is playing tricks on me.”

The ethereal bogeyman glided inches above the churchyard’s hallowed ground. The soles of its feet would vaporize upon stepping in the sacred dirt of the meandering pathways. “Are you ready to die?” the menacing, shrill voice taunted while hunting and cornering me in the darkness of my desolate hiding spot—the cold, melancholy resonance frightening all the bats, owls, and other nightlife creatures into hurried seclusion. The masked phantom narrowed a sinister gaze and brandished a mammoth-sized, razor-sharp scythe that cut swiftly through the crisp air and aimed with precision for my neck.

Message from the author: Oh, no! Will we lose Kellan to this assailant? Is this the book opener? The murder scene? The climax where Kellan confronts the killer? Stay tuned to find out… you know I love to include cliffhangers and shockers, so be prepared!

Author Spotlight: Barbara Roman

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Welcome to next edition of the AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT & BOOK ALERT series. Today, we’re sharing:

Barbara Roman. Barbara and I met about two years ago through the publisher Creativia, who is now known as Next Chapter Pub. I always enjoy chatting with her and am excited to share more about her with you today. I’ve read one of her children’s books, Alicia and the Light Bulb People in Star Factory 13, and will be picking a new one listed below to read in the next few weeks. Why not join me? Let’s get to know this wonderful author…

About the Author

Since childhood, I’ve been torn between two worlds:  writing and singing.  It’s difficult to serve two masters, as they say, but I was compelled to do so.  When I was not singing, I was writing and vice versa. I’ve learned, for me, that one creative expression nurtures the other.  At 76, I’m still a rock ‘n roller!  Love that music.  But I sing jazz standards professionally, and often write my books to either classical or New Age music.  I’m from the East Coast originally but moved west many years ago to escape the winters – hate snow – love sunshine, ocean, and warm days.  I’m tenacious and determined (and probably a bit daft), which matters to me as a writer.  I’m also loyal and empathetic, which I hope matters to others.

Key Links:

Amazon Author Page

BookBub Author Page

Next Chapter Author Page

Twitter

Goodreads

Book Overview

Although Barbara has written a lot more books, we’re focusing on two today that will be available for a discounted price in August. Check that out! I love when authors are generous like this… I can’t wait to get them and read one this month.

Whatever Became of Sin?

.99 Kindle edition from Aug 17 – 21

http://mybook.to/whateverbecameofsin

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30047767-whatever-became-of-sin?from_search=true

On a flight to Washington D.C., the past twelve years of Michael Warren’s life begin to unravel. An environmental lobbyist, Michael is on his way to testify before a Senate Committee, and destroy the plans for a housing development built on land tainted with the same toxic waste that killed his six-year-old daughter, Dominique. A cassette handed to Michael by a stranger on the plane changes everything. Michael is sidetracked to New Orleans, where he learns a disturbing truth and faces the most difficult decision of his life: shall he expose those responsible, or compromise to save another child’s life?

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Before the Boy (prequel to The Moon Singer Series)

.99 Kindle edition from Aug 18 – 22

http://mybook.to/BeforeTheBoy

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39335357-before-the-boy

Billie Nickerson must accept her own mortality as the only way she can assure her son will receive the intuitive gifts he was born to inherit, to save her family – and perhaps the world – from a disastrous fate. But learning that she has died too soon creates a Karmic crisis as Billie tries to escape the afterlife and return to her loved ones. In this chilling prequel to The Moon Singer Trilogy (The Crystal Clipper, The War Chamber, The Wind Rose) we learn the uncanny circumstances that informed Billie Nickerson’s decision to raise her son, David, to become a seeker of spiritual truth. As his teacher and mentor she gave him the courage to overcome his unexpected deafness, to excel at music – and to hear the voice within that speaks from his soul.
Though Billie’s life is fraught with danger and dark spirits, and the power that David acquires places him in grave jeopardy, the story is an illustration of a mother’s love and devotion that transcends the boundaries of the here and the hereafter.

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Interview: Questions & Answers

1.  I see that you write under two different pen names. Please tell us more.

As B. Roman I penned the 4-book YA Fantasy series The Moon Singer and the suspense thriller Whatever Became of Sin?  As Barbara Roman I authored the children’s books Hubert in Heaven – a hi-tech angel gets his wings  and  Alicia and the Light Bulb People in Star Factory 13.  It just sort of happened that way.  I have to have two author pages on Amazon because they don’t merge your works if they are under different names.  The other sites show all my works under B. Roman.

2.  What type of reader are you hoping to attract?  Who do you believe would be most interested in reading your books?

My suspense fiction,  Whatever Became of Sin?,  is for adults who love a fast-paced and complex mystery, who like to see ruthless, greedy people get what they deserve!  It’s for people who enjoy a satisfying “revenge” novel.  

I’m hoping Before the Boy will bridge the generations from teens to adults.  The main character in The Moon Singer series is a deaf teen, David Nickerson – who is a gifted musician, skilled with computers and is also fascinated by crystal energies and the occult.  I had envisioned it being of interest to teens with a disability who would be looking for a super hero, or who might want to read “higher minded” stories as opposed to those with vampire sex, teen killing machines and such darker fare.  But I find that it’s adults who read and review the books – that I know of.  It’s possible teens are reading samples and Kindle Unlimited free pages; I don’t know. The Prequel to the series, Before the Boy, focuses more on the adults in David’s life, but the book can still be considered Young Adult fare.  There’s a nice love story in it as well, between the free-spirited Billie and the disciplined Navy Officer, Isaac Nickerson.  Opposites really do attract!

Adults are also attracted to my children’s books, which doesn’t surprise me as they are somewhat sophisticated in their vocabulary and underlying messages, but just about all the reviews recommend the books as important to children. 

3.  What particular challenges and struggles did you face before first becoming published?

Try and fail, try and fail, try and fail, try and succeed, try and fail, try and succeed, etc.!  Mostly learning through trial and error – and much rejection.  It was only after negligible exposure of my self-published books that I just happened upon a Facebook post from one author to another regarding Creativia Publishing (now Next Chapter Publishing).  I researched Creativia, sent an email query and miraculously they took on my Moon Singer trilogy and all my subsequent books. It’s still a challenge to be noticed in the river of millions of books on the market, thanks to self publishing and Indie publishers that make it easier for authors to have a book published very quickly. The competition is fierce and you must be diligent.  There is no guarantee for success.  

4.  What are your hobbies and interests besides writing?

My original professional experience is as a vocalist with jazz groups and big bands. I began singing as a teenager and 60 years later  I still give one concert a year.  Consequently, music plays a major part in my writing.  My first book was a non-fiction self-help book about the power of music to improve our lives, and once I began to write fiction, music played an integral part of the plot (particularly The Moon Singer series).  I love dancing – especially tap dancing, but my knees don’t.  I think it’s time to wear copper stockings!  And seeing films; I love movies and find I am inspired to resolve plot points in my own stories when I see a good film, even if it’s in a different genre than what I’m writing about.

5.  What gave you the idea for your book?

Ideas and inspiration come from a variety of sources, and usually when you least expect it.

The Moon Singer trilogy grew out of an inspiration after I found a magical “singer” crystal at a crystal party years ago.  It is (I still have it, of course) shaped like a miniature sailboat. This crystal chose me, as they are programmed to do.  In pondering its energy, a story began to take shape and guided me through writing all of the adventures.  Young David Nickerson comes by his own Singer because it was meant for him; he is the one true owner of the Singer crystal which manifests into the Moon Singer ship which takes David on all of his adventures.  Because the sacred gem holds all of the secrets and knowledge of the universe, it is David’s vehicle to learn about life, courage, selflessness and unconditional love. 

After I wrote the trilogy  (The Crystal Clipper, The War Chamber, and The Wind Rose),  I realized the one story that had not been told is that of David’s mother, Billie Nickerson.  She is such an integral part of the MS trilogy because throughout the series her death hangs heavy in David’s heart.  She is the driving force behind David’s experiences and he is constantly trying to understand why she died so soon and how their karmic destinies intertwine.  Though it took years to write the trilogy, the prequel, Before the Boy, was written fairly quickly because I knew so much about Billie and her devotion to her son, a devotion that was preordained. 

6.  From the mystical realm in these books and your children’s books, what led you to go in in the opposite direction to write a suspense fiction, focusing on ruthlessness, avarice and corruption?

Whatever Became of Sin?  is a story I never imagined I would write, considering my penchant for more metaphysical subjects. But it was a “grounding” experience to keep me creatively engaged when my ideas for my Trilogy went dry. It’s a character driven story of racial hatred and sexual obsession that leads to a heinous baby switching scheme to cover up murder and political conspiracies. I love good books and films about the human psyche (not Psycho; that scares the Bedevil out of me), but how the choices we make lead us down the path of goodness or to the path of wickedness. My books only contain implied violence (I’m very squeamish) and absolutely no blatant sex (I’m terrible at writing it – and I take heart in knowing that John Grisham says the same about his attempts at writing sex scenes!) But conflict and chaos being very appealing to readers, this book has those ingredients galore.

7. Some authors like to make an argument or address an issue when they write. Is there an issue that you’re addressing with your book? If so, what is it?

The main focus of the fantasy books is selfless love and being of service to others.  For deaf teen David Nickerson, his quest is always to save a life that means more to him than his own, and in doing so he delves into questions about his life purpose and soul mission, while also dealing with very real day-to-day problems, such as the death of his mother in the car crash that crippled his sister.  But in all my books, including suspense or children’s stories, I touch on issues of integrity, ethics, compassion, helping others become the best they can be.

8.  What do you like most and least about being an author? What is your toughest challenge?

What I like most is getting lost in the story and getting carried away by the plot.  A big challenge is the fact that I’m a very slow writer at times, because I still work a demanding day job.  By the end of the day I’m brain tired.  But I try to get some editing or a line or two of plot down, or do some research; I do a LOT of research for my books to make them credible and interesting.  The only large blocks of time I have are during my two days off, and even those are filled with the distractions of life.   Also, my novels are very complex – I go from past to present, sometimes the future – tell back stories about the characters, create a spider web of intrigue and then go crazy tying up all of the threads together at the end into something surprising and satisfying.  But the true bane of a writer’s existence is the marketing, the promotion, the social media, the “begging” for reviews.  It’s all (can I say this?) such a “time suck”!  Hours that I prefer be spent writing.

9.  What do you like about writing in your genre?

The MS series and my children’s books are all about that inspiration from on high, as though they were written for me on some other plane and I am just the channel. Those stories are all about reaching beyond the personal ego to find some grand purpose for my characters.  In this genre I always worry “did I say it precisely as it was given to me by the Muse, did I put on the page what I see in my mind – my third eye – and do it justice?”

On the opposite side of the spectrum is writing a suspense thriller, more rooted in the here and now and with very human components.  This genre grounds me, and it’s really fun even though it’s also quite difficult to pull off because of the plot twists and turns I must incorporate to keep the reader turning the page.  I can see myself writing this type of story from here on.

10. Do you work from an outline or plot or do you just see where the characters take you?

Initially, there is always sheer inspiration.  A title, a scene, a concept grabs hold of me and won’t let go.  I start throwing notes into the computer, little by little the notes gel into a scene or ideas for research – lots of research.  Then I just let it take me along.  After I have a lot of notes and scenes and plot lines written I begin to create a chapter outline for continuity and to tie everything together.  But it’s often a slog as opposed to a smooth ride.

11. Do you have an upcoming promotion you want to tell us about?

Whatever Became of Sin? will be offered for 99c for the Kindle edition from August 17 to August 21.  The prequel to The Moon Singer series, Before the Boy, will be priced at 99c from August 18 to August 22. I’d love your readers to take advantage of the special price and review the books.  This is so important to authors.  Reviews help us rise in the Amazon rankings, encourage sales and hopefully more reviews.   

12. What do your plans for future projects include?

My work in progress is another suspense fiction, a family saga that takes place in the wild world of the wine industry as well as in the courtroom.  The characters are deliciously malevolent, and innocent people get caught up in their ruthlessness, psychoses and murderous villainy.  Again it’s a slow go because of my job but at some point it’s going to catch momentum and I’ll be a writing machine until it’s done!

13.  Describe your goals as a writer. What do you hope to achieve in the next few years? What are you planning to do to reach these goals?

PLEASE NOTE:  I have NOT yet written my best book.  With each one I am trying to be better at story telling, at the craft of writing, of touching people emotionally, or just entertaining them.  In the coming years I hope that I sharpen my skills and write a truly breakthrough novel.  My books have gotten nice response and very favorable reviews, but I know I can do better and I strive for that.

14. What is the one thing you would like your readers to know about you? Do you have anything specific you would like to say to your readers? 

I would really like to get more reviews from international readers – whether English speaking or otherwise.  Two of my books (The Crystal Clipper and Whatever Became of Sin?) have been translated into several languages and are ready and waiting for some reviews.

15.  If you could co-write a book with a famous author who would it be?

Boy, would I love to co-write with John Grisham or David Baldacci and come up with a rip-roaring success of a legal thriller.                       

That concludes today’s author alert and spotlight. I hope you enjoyed getting to know Barbara… I love meeting and befriending new authors, and this was the perfect chance to share someone special with all of you!

About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. My new book series, Braxton Campus Mysteries, will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations but with a twist. There are five books: Academic CurveballBroken Heart Attack, Flower Power Trip, Mistaken Identity Crisis, and Haunted House Ghost. I read, write, and blog A LOT on this site where you can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Kindle Download: FATHER FIGURE for .99 (8/16 – 8/20)

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Father Figure is a .99 cent download for the next 5 days from 8/16 thru 8/20. It officially begins at 11am EST today – help yourselves! Thank you so much for your support in sharing, downloading, reading, and reviewing. I appreciate it!   Download @ http://mybook.to/FatherFigure

Description

Between the fast-paced New York City, a rural Mississippi town and a charming Pennsylvania college campus filled with secrets, two young girls learn the consequences of growing up too quickly. Amalia Graeme, abused by her mother for most of her life, longs to escape her desolate hometown and fall in love. Contemplating her loss of innocence and conflicting feelings between her boyfriend and the dangerous attraction she’s developed for an older man, Amalia faces life-altering tragedies. Brianna Porter, a sassy, angst-ridden teenager raised in New York City, yearns to find her life’s true purpose, conquer her fear of abandonment, and interpret an intimidating desire for her best friend, Shanelle. Desperate to find the father whom her mother refuses to reveal, Brianna accidentally finds out a shocking truth about her missing parent. Set in alternating chapters two decades apart, the parallels between their lives and the unavoidable collision that is bound to happen is revealed. FATHER FIGURE is an emotional story filled with mystery, romance, and suspense.    

Father Figure was officially launched for sale on Amazon on April 2, 2018 as both an e-book and a physical book. Reviews have been extremely positive between Goodreads and Amazon since the 5-day free download and 5-day book blitz.

  • Book Blitz: For 5 days, (4/30 thru 5/4) we posted promotions, hints, and feedback
  • Blog Tour: For 5 days (6/4 thru 6/8) we posted reviews, interviews and a giveaway

Gratitude

  • Thank you to everyone who has read or reviewed the book in the last few weeks. I am so happy it is going well. I can’t wait to share everything as they post.
  • I am also very appreciative for everyone who has re-blogged or shared these reviews and posts. You help make this even more successful.
  • If you’ve published any posts that I’ve missed or didn’t include here, please let me know. I will keep updating my author website with all the links through end of June when I’m done with the initial marketing phase.

Cover Reveal – Bloggers Needed Aug 19th for Braxton Campus Mysteries #5: Haunted House Ghost

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I’m excited to soon share the cover for the fifth book in the Braxton Campus Mysteries series: Haunted House Ghost. On Monday August 19th, Digital Reads will host the kick-off to share the cover with everyone. If you’d like to be part of the team, please follow the link below to let the organizer know. She will send you the graphics, content, and links to post on Monday 8/19. We’ll be sharing a few paragraphs of the book, so let the countdown begin. Thank you! You can sign up via this link or below.

Click Link to Participate in the Cover Reveal on Monday 8/19

Book Blurb
It’s Halloween, and excitement is brewing in Braxton to carve jack-o’-lanterns, go on haunted hayrides, and race through the spooky corn maze at the Fall Festival. Despite a former occupant’s fervent warnings, Kellan renovates and moves into a mysterious old house. When a ruthless ghost promises retribution, our fearless professor turns to the eccentric town historian and an eerie psychic known for her explosive predictions, to communicate with the apparition. 

Construction workers discover a fifty-year-old skeleton after breaking ground on the new Memorial Library wing. Could it be Prudence, Judge Hiram Grey’s first wife, who disappeared during a fiery Vietnam War protest that destroyed parts of the campus? While Kellan and April dance around the chemistry sparking between them, a suspicious accident at the Fall Festival leaves Hiram in a coma and another dead body to investigate. Kellan’s research digs up a tale of horror and pain about the true history and dastardly connections of the Grey family, forcing April to accelerate her plan to capture the elusive killer and placate the revenge-seeking ghost.  

About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. My new book series, Braxton Campus Mysteries, will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations but with a twist. There are five books: Academic CurveballBroken Heart Attack, Flower Power Trip, Mistaken Identity Crisis, and Haunted House Ghost. I read, write, and blog A LOT on this site where you can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.