FFJ’s Freebies! April 24, 2018

This week’s freebies are brought to you by May Freighter and her book, Demon Gate.51uqlpdmhbl

It is the second book in the Helena Hawthorn urban fantasy series. If you receive my newsletters, then you heard all about book 1 — Russian Roulette — earlier today. Here’s what it’s about …

Uncertain whether she is human or not, Helena is forced to undergo new nightmares while her mental battle continues with a demon called ‘Lazarus’. Without her guardian angel to protect her, she is left to rely on vampires who have their own reasons for everything.

The attraction between her and Lucious grows, whether it is a side effect of the soul-bond they share or of their own volition. Yet, how can they be certain? 

With the help of her new friends, they must seek out a Demon Gate and enter the Demon Realm to stop Lazarus from claiming her and Lucious’ souls. But, will they succeed or perish as the only weapon that can kill a demon has been lost centuries ago.

For readers who enjoyed The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith, Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer, or A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest.

Get Demon Gate for FREE at Amazon today!

Get Russian Roulette, also FREE at Amazon today and read Books 1 and 2 in the series!

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Improve a scene: Urban Fantasy story

I’m currently reading an urban fantasy tale. It’s all part of developing a stronger understanding of the expected Tropes in that genre so I can write stronger stories.

Anyway, the book is super fast-paced. WOW! As in if a story is supposed to have peaks and valleys, this one is all peaks. There’s very little time to breathe. I know authors are told to pace their stories and the action in their stories but something tells me breakneck tales are beloved by a large number of readers.
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FFJ’s Freebies! April 17th, 2018

I was in cave mode last week and neglected to put up a list of freebies. For that reason, this week’s freebie list is twice as long! Here’s hoping you find something of interest and enjoy some good reads.

That being said, FFJ’s Freebies are brought to you by The Paragon, Book 3 of The Nome Chronicles series. Available for sale on Amazon and free for Kindle Unlimited users.

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When love turns to hate, is there a way back?

Since her father’s death and the subsequent betrayal, Neith trusts no one. She has learned to be ruthless and will do whatever it takes to defeat anyone in her way. Having once loved Invier only adds to her determination to crush him.

Invier can’t believe the girl he sacrificed so much for wants him dead, and he’s desperate to convince Neith he’s not her enemy. But her threat is not his only concern, nor is she the only one he needs to save. In the end, finding a solution might require him to resort to the very tool he hates—violence—and, he may need to kill the one he loves.

Invier and Neith’s struggles will bring them head to head in a final and deadly showdown as The Nome Chronicles come to a thrilling conclusion in THE PARAGON.

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LegionBorn: trilogy or longer?

Sigh.

As a writer, there is no end to the stories I have in my head. The main hindrance to those stories coming to be is time. There just isn’t enough of it.

Oh, and money. There’s never enough of that either. And if I’m to be honest, money becomes the most important factor when I consider how deep a series will go, sadly.

You see, if the book isn’t pulling it’s weight then that’s an indicator that the book doesn’t have an audience and thus doesn’t deserve to go on and on and on.

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LegionBorn & LegionMarked: A word cloud

I’m working furiously on LegionMarked, having scrapped it 4 previous times. By ‘scrapped it’, I mean, I started writing the book, got anywhere between 10,000 and 20,000 words and said to myself, “Meh, this won’t work.”

I’m finally at a place where I like where the story is going and I’m hoping readers of LegionBorn will enjoy what I’ve created.

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FFJ’s Freebies April 3, 2018

Today’s list of freebies is brought to you by The Paladin, Book 2 of The Nome Chronicles.

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With half the world between them, can love still bring them together?

The difference in status between Neith and Invier prevents their marriage, and when Neith’s schemes to overcome that obstacle backfire, she ends up putting her entire family at risk. It’s no longer a game when all Neith’s enemies combine against her.

Invier, all alone, and on the other side of the world is running for his life. But it’s not just his own life he has to worry about for he knows the danger that Neith is in.

Invier and Neith each have their own battle to be won. They ultimately must combine forces to have any chance. But, will they?

Available for $3.99 at Amazon and other retailers.

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writinglessons: The Good Fight

I spent a few days watching episodes of The Good Fight with my cousin recently. She’s pregnant and the baby had her sleep cycle on ridiculous, so scripted tv programs were a perfect way to bide the time.

She (my cousin) informed me that The Good Fight (TGF) was a spinoff of The Good Wife. Neither shows had ever been of interest to me and with an already stacked to-watch-list, I didn’t think I should add TGF to my schedule. Boy, am I happy I did.

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Source: Variety

The show is set in the city of Chicago and specifically in the offices of the city’s most prestigious all-Black law firm. You’d think it would be a show about black people and the crucial or tangential issues involving them.

Instead, and quite cleverly, the story is really about three female attorneys trying to find their way at the firm. Two of those attorneys are white (yes, I know it’d obvious from the poster above).

Their race, while sometimes important, is far from crucial to what makes the show so incredible. Its the complicated relationships between themselves and the characters they encounter that produces the tension, conflict and pleasure of this program.

Take Ygritte Maia (lady number 3 in the poster). The complexity for her lies in her relationship with her parents and particularly her father.

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FFJ’s Freebies, March 27, 2018

Hope the week is going well?

Today’s freebies are brought to you by The Pursual, Book 1 of The Nome Chronicles –

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Neith and Invier are madly in love, yet destined for an unhappy ever after.

Given his family’s low ranking, Neith revives a long-abandoned competition – the Pursual. The prize is the girl and an alliance with her influential family.

Entered into the competition without his consent, Invier becomes suspicious of Neith’s motives. Still, he must win, or see his love married to a rival. The mysterious deaths of competitors, the discovery of dark secrets, and a growing rebellion mean that nothing will come easy.

Will the competition meant to bring them together pull them apart? Delve into this young adult dystopian to find out.

Now $2.99. Get your copy today. Also available at these stores.

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FFJ’s Freebies! March 19th, 2018

It’s another week of freebies for ya!

Take a peek at this curated collection. It hosts a good selection of genres I hope you’ll enjoy.

Be sure to point a friend to the page and stop by next week for more!

Oh, and don’t forget to pick up my book, The Proem. It’s free everywhere!

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FFJ’s Freebies! March 13th, 2018

I’m still celebrating LegionBorn–yes, I know the book launched a week ago–but, I’m happy and wanted share a bunch of freebies with you.

Please enjoy my curated collection of freebies for March 13th, 2018.

  1. Watcher’s Web
  2. Stone Cold Magic
  3. Echoes
  4. The Other
  5. Feed 1
  6. Immortal Blood
  7. Miriya
  8. Starship Conquest
  9. Falling
  10. Trilisk Ruins
  11. BONUS FREEBIE: The Dragon Blood Collection Book 1-3 Box set

Please enjoy the exclusive curated collection of fast-paced freebies from me to you!