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Welcome!


Wow, here's the second edition of my newsletter already. I'm an old pro. :-) Thank you for sticking with me.
 
I have some exciting news to share. My second novel, Blood & Holy Water, has hit the virtual shelves! I wanted to thank everyone that voted for me in my Kindle Scout campaign and those that volunteered to read & review an advanced reader copy. (Fifteen reviews are posted averaging a 4.8 star so far, but who’s bragging?) You’ve truly made this the best launch yet. (You can find this book on Amazon HERE for only 99 cents.)
 
Over 10 years ago, I had this idea of an incompetent angel who’s assigned a crabby vampire for her miracle. I wrote and rewrote the beginning of this novel back then, but couldn’t get past the dreaded middle. For some reason, Last summer I had the urge to finish Blood & Holy Water, and here it is, all finished and put together in a tidy package.

These characters have lived with me for way too long, and it's time I shared them with you. I want to make sure everyone gets a chance to meet Ava & Fin, so if you can't obtain the Kindle version or paperback from Amazon, let me know and I’ll take care of you. Simply reply to this email.

Planning a book launch is a huge endeavor, if you’re curious what it all takes, I blogged about it HERE. Maybe I over-planned this release, but you can only do it once. I've blogged about many other steps in this process. If you're curious, scroll down to the end of this email to my most recent blog posts.
 
In honor of releasing this book, I’ve redesigned the cover and specially priced Love, Lies & Clones at 99 cents for the next few weeks also. (On Amazon HERE.) The original idea for this story was “A Clone Love Story” but it took quite a different track…becoming more of a futuristic mystery/psychological thriller. (There’s still some clean romance hidden throughout.)

It’s about a woman (a clone named June) whose father is kidnapped. She can’t go to the police because his disappearance is linked to the illegal human cloning he participated in many years ago. Now, an AWOL soldier insists he can help, but June’s been taught her whole life not to trust anyone.

As I'm working on growing my reach/audience, I'm participating in some great promos with other authors trying to get all our names out there. If you're looking to meet some new authors, read some free or discounted books, or just want to help out the indie author community, take a peek here:

I'll be sending you another email next Friday. I have some more great things to share with you, a contest, and and update on the launch of Blood & Holy Water. I promise this won't become a habit, it's just book launch month and so much is going on. :-)

Until next time,
--Joy

Love Reading? Here's more...


The biggest struggle for an author is just letting people know about their book, so I really want to showcase some other authors who's stories interest me in this newsletter.
Fresh Hell: An Uncanny Kingdom Urban Fantasy -- A skinned woman bobbing in a canal. A demon on the loose. Somebody has to take it down, and that somebody is me.
Just one problem... I’m already dead.
Click HERE - 99 cents for a limited time!
Blood Dragons -- Bestselling & Award-Winning Novel: 
How do you rebel in a family of vampires?
"In a precarious world where vampires are both predator and prey, Blood Dragons deftly blends elements of paranormal thriller and passionate romance... A character-driven, sizzling-hot saga" - Midwest Book Review 
Click here for more information.
Exotiqa -- When the nation is controlled by a popular online program, those that deviate risk their lives. But that never stopped Fione.
Click HERE - FREE for a limited time!
Also, book 2 in this YA Dystopian Series (Thirty) is only $0.99. View it HERE.

Following my Blog?


If you're curious, here's what I've been blogging about over the past month or so...
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1000 True Fans – Static Front Page?

March’s focus in the 1000 “True” Fan blog series is KEEPING FANS. This Weeks Mission: Creating Readable Content What started this thought? My husband says, I checked out your blog post AND IT WAS REALLY LONG! So long, it made me wonder if I need to shorten them up. THE AVERAGE USER SPENDS LESS THAN […]

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Planning the “PERFECT” Book Launch

Is there such thing as a perfect book launch? I have my new novel, Blood & Holy Water, set to launch this week. I’ve done a pile of reading, listened to as many podcasts and webinars as I could find, and … Continue reading
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My Writing Journey

If anyone is interested more about me (like, way more than you care to know) or just need a little motivation to keep you writing, here’s a summary of my writing journey. (Forgive me if I got a little “preachy” in … Continue reading
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1000 True Fans – Readable Content

March’s focus in the 1000 “True” Fan blog series is KEEPING FANS. This Weeks Mission: Creating Readable Content What started this thought? My husband says, I checked out your blog post AND IT WAS REALLY LONG! So long, it made … Continue reading
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Book Spotlight – MALL FAIRIES: EXILE by Conda V. Douglas

Novel: Mall Fairies: Exile Author: Conda V. Douglas Genre: Fantasy / Teen / Children How I found this book: I participated in a Facebook giveaway event, where I offered to read and review a speculative fiction novel on my blog as a prize. Conda … Continue reading
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Lessons Learned; 90 Days of Self-Publishing

I’m now out past the dreaded 90 days since self-publishing my novel, Love, Lies & Clones. I posted about my lessons learned in the first 30 days HERE and the first 60 days HERE. Remember my writing goal? All I want … Continue reading
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Increasing Writing Productivity – Camp NaNo Style!

Guess what time it is? Camp NaNoWriMo time! I’m so excited. After participating (and failing) regular NaNoWriMo in November, I can’t wait for camp. Camping is so much fun — all due to the interaction with your cabin mates. My main … Continue reading
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1000 True Fans – Daily Routine

March’s focus in the 1000 “True” Fan blog series is KEEPING FANS. I missed last week as I was on vacation, but BOY AM I READY TO RETURN TO MY NORMAL LIFE. (How was my trip to Europe, you ask? I’m happy … Continue reading
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1000 True Fans – Providing Value

March’s focus in the 1000 “True” Fan blog series is KEEPING FANS. Last week, we talked about newsletter content. This week, we’re moving on to what’s value added and non-value added content. Review of Past Week (Mission 9: Newsletter Content): Success I … Continue reading
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About me...

Hi, I’m Checkers. I’m that gorgeous Great Dane besides that crazy lady who thinks she’s an author. In reality, she’s a veterinary pharmacist who likes to dabble in creating new worlds while writing speculative fiction.

When I want to go for a walk, she’s always stuck behind her computer blogging about her writing journey, planning her next vacation (which means I get to go to a kennel and play with dogs much smaller than me), or reading another indie author’s story. Lucky for me, the house also has two kids and my owner’s husband to keep me busy.

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