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!

Now keep reading for all the freebies on tap…

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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.

Look on for this week’s freebies.

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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 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!

The Nome Chronicles is nearing an end …

It’s been awhile since I updated this here blog. Naughty of me I know but there’s been so much going on. *sigh*

If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, then you know I survived Hurricane Maria. It hit the island I live on as a Category 5 storm. A weather gauge located two miles from my home recorded 225 mph winds during the weather event.giphy

Scary! Anyway, all that to say – there’s been a good reason.

And now, I’ve finished writing The Paragon, Book 3 of The Nome Chronicles. Three edits down and it’s been sent to beta readers. Here’s the cover – preview-2017-268-ff-john-b03-4.jpg

It’s a beauty, right? Fine. I know I’m biased but my subscribers were very helpful in getting it to this point. I’m waiting for the final version from my designer. This book will be published in January 2018 and I can’t wait! By the way, let me know if you want to be on my launch team. You’d get a free early copy of the ebook. All you have to do is provide proof of having bought

For some reason, I’m sad but excited for the end of this series. It was a very ambitious project. I originally had ten stories I wanted to publish – three full novels and seven short stories. I have drafted/written/published the following stories in the series

  1. The Proem
  2. The Pursual
  3. The Paladin
  4. The Paragon
  5. The Pact
  6. The Pairing
  7. The Premiere
  8. The Pith
  9. The Pegasos
  10. The Phalanx

I eventually had to put a halt to The Pact (intended to be a story about the origins of Nome society from the perspective of one of Invier’s ancestor), The Pairing (a story about Lance Singer, Enyama Damil and Adaora Opitz’s complicated and hilarious love triangle) and The Pith (what happens in between The Pursual and The Paladin – didn’t happen because I thought it best to just put that story into The Paladin).

The Premiere has a cover and has been started but I’m not sure when it’ll be released. The Pegasos … I’m not sure of. It’s the story of Torin, the soldier who becomes Invier’s friend in book 2 – The Paladin. I have no idea whether this story really makes sense for the universe though I’m itching to write it. I also have no idea what sort of cover it would have as I can’t put a girl in a pretty dress on it. 😆

And as for The Phalanx, I wanted it to be a story in the future that shows what becomes of the artificial intelligence soldiers that play a key role in the series.

Maybe I’ll get to write these additional stories someday. I truly hope so. But for now, I’m working on two new series.

The first, coming February 2018, is The LegionBorn trilogy. It’s an urban fantasy series with an interesting take on celestial beings and the humans who just happen to get caught up in their battles. Lucifer has a twin brother whose son might be the subject of a prophecy that could spell the devil’s downfall. As you can imagine, family ties mean nothing as Lucifer wants his nephew dead. Immediately.

The second, coming April 2018, is The Excelsia series. I’ve been working on this universe for almost five months. It combines my love for strong female young adult characters but is set in space. Think a young girl in a universe that’s controlled by powerful corporations, religious zealots and underground elements all in a quest for control of the future of humanity.

And that’s it for now. Let me know if you are interested in joining the launch team for any of the upcoming books I’ve mentioned. I’m looking for folks willing to read an early version of each book and leave their honest reviews when each of the books are launched.

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