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New Teasers and Some Decisions

So, I’ve decided in the past few days that I need to actually do more to advertise. I’m an author, I have books and works that are available for people to read, why do I not tell more people about them. With help from my dear friend, Edith, I am feeling much more motivated to tell people about it. I have a couple of teasers for you that you are welcome to share, or do whatever you’d like with. If you haven’t read Celine or any of my other work yet, please know that it is all available on Amazon and part of the Kindle Unlimited program!!

 

A Very Vamp-y Valentine’s Party

Come join us!!

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

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Join myself and Maegan Provan on February 11th for a Valentine’s Facebook party complete with games, prizes, and all your favorite characters from both the Amaranthine series and Night Touched Chronicles. Verchiel is already getting in the spirit, but I refuse to post his picture here – if you want to see it, check out the event page.

Hoping to see you there! After all, nothing says Valentine’s Day like vampires.

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Something to write about

This week has been incredibly difficult for me. I never expected to be as sad as I was, or get over it as quickly as I did. I am feeling much much better, and honestly, I am ready to move forward.

I am doing a beta read/edit for a dear friend and I’m enjoying it already. I wish I could tell you guys more about it, but I can’t :P.

I started doing the 365 Days of Gratitude challenge, after some encouragement from my friend, Jonathan Harvey. I’m on day 3, and I think that it is really helping me find things to be grateful for. It’s like a social contract with my Facebook friends, which is really cool.

Spiritually, last Sunday was a big moment for me, and I am beginning a new step on my path. I am so so happy with everything right now.

I’m still working on Jeremy, even though it is NOT a rewrite. I’m just struggling with focus. I don’t write on here often enough, and I hope to change that soon. Even if I just post little life updates like this.

Thank you to those that still read my blog. I’m sorry I’m not better at it.

I’ll be off to bed soon, but I just felt like making a post. Having a wonderful evening/ day!

Always Hope

Closing a Chapter

Today, I have chosen, for better or worse, to walk away from the Facebook group, Book Born. I had a lot of great times in that group, and met a lot of wonderful people. Unfortunately, there were a few things that happened behind the scenes that required me to leave. I hope that those of you that found Book Born through me, or found me through Book Born, continue to support the group in all of its endeavors.

I am choosing not to speak ill of anyone, and I ask that if you have questions, you keep them respectful. I will not try to discredit anyone or humiliate anyone for the sake of drama. I also want it noted that I am not asking anyone to leave with me. If you choose to leave, then please do it of your own accord. I am not starting another group. I am going to be working on my books and continuing to do what I love.

I want to thank everyone that is a member of Book Born for providing me with so much love and support. Your friendship has meant, and continues to mean so much.

I hope that you are all well, and continue on your journey in peace, light, and love.

Thank you,

Maegan

Celine Reissued

Kind words from the amazing Joleene Naylor! ❤

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

14650282_1256297397747021_6788309910645983577_nWhen Maegan Provan first published her vampire novel Celine, I gave it five stars. Now that she’s released a reworked second edition, I wish I could give it ten!

The basics are still the same, the title character is a girl who has been transformed into a “Night Touched”, a vampire created by the original vampire and then abandoned. With no one to guide her, she’s is quickly captured by Slayers, a group of humans who, in a world rife with paranormal creatures of all kinds, have dedicated themselves to protecting humanity – and that means killing vampires.

But instead of killing Celine, they see this as the perfect opportunity to study a Night Touched. Trapped, Celine reaches out in the only way she can – but psychically connecting with Harper.

When Harper was turned into a Night Touched, years ago, also abandoned. Since then, she has come to rely…

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What the HALE is happening to the writing community?- A special Writing Tip Tuesday

I wanted to remind everyone that this is a real situation that really happened. Be the bigger person.

Maegan Provan, Author

I work from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Wednesday. I get up in the morning, lightly browse Facebook, get ready, and I’m out the door. Typically when I come home from work, there isn’t a lot going on. I mostly talk to Tricia, attempt to write and inevitably get distracted by shiny things on the internet. The reason I wanted to give a break down of my day is because it’s boring. I look at reviews, I check in with my other author friends, and that’s about it. The real life of most self-published, or small named authors is pretty boring. Or, at least I thought it was.

Today, I logged on Facebook and I saw one of my friends had shared an article from Buzz Feed entitled “This is What Happens When an Author Tracks Down a Critic in Real Life.” I was completely shocked. I mean…

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The Legends of Ol’ Man Wickleberry

Brothers of Darkness goes Live TOMORROW!

Another excerpt and graphics from Jo!

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

That’s right, my little Amaranthinites, Patrick’s story is available tomorrow as an ebook at all retailers, and as a paperback. (The Collector’s Edition will be available in paperback November 1st.)

Also tomorrow, I will be the host of the Blood Moon Rising event all day, so if you feel so moved to spread the word about Brothers of Darkness, that would be awesome! Below is the synopsis, links, and some cool graphics.

patrick-high-res“Not a love story…a dark spiral into blackness.”

“If you’ve read Shades of Gray, you know how this has to end.”

The prequel to Shades of Gray tells the story of Patrick and Michael, how they got tangled into Claudius’ web, and their valiant fight to escape.

When Patrick’s missing brother Michael returns, he brings with him a world of darkness. Turned into a vampire against his will, Michael is the coven’s whipping boy. When Patrick tries to…

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Patrick’s story: Brothers of Darkness (New Amaranthine Story by Joleene Naylor)- Plus Review!

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“Not a love story…a dark spiral into blackness.”

“If you’ve read Shades of Gray, you know how this has to end.”

The prequel to Shades of Gray tells the story of Patrick and Michael, how they got tangled into Claudius’ web, and their valiant fight to escape.

When Patrick’s missing brother Michael returns, he brings with him a world of darkness. Turned into a vampire against his will, Michael is the coven’s whipping boy. When Patrick tries to help, he’s claimed as a slave who spends his weekends preparing victims, scooping ashes, and falling prey to the vampire’s twisted desires.

There’s only so much hell he can take, and when vampires from a warring coven offer sanctuary in exchange for cooperation, Patrick quickly agrees. What he expected to be a few months drags out into a long smear of nightmares, and though he fights for hope and freedom, the cost of victory may be more than he bargained for.

 

Excerpt:

The park was eerie in the dark. The hulking jungle gym sat like a crouched monster waiting to spring, and the swing set’s long shadows were tendrils of evil that snaked toward Patrick and Michael as they leaned on the teeter-totter.

The snow slowed, then stopped. Patrick scuffled his feet in the drifts and counted off the seconds. How long would it take a vampire to find them?

And why in the hell do we want him to?

Michael’s shoulders went stiff and Patrick followed his gaze. At first, he saw only darkness, then, like last time, the guy materialized from the shadows.

“You’re looking for me?”

Michael narrowed his eyes. “You’re the mind reader, you tell me.”

Without hesitation, the vampire asked sharply, “Why should I help you?”

Michael grabbed his brother’s arm. “Come on, Pat. I told you this was a fuckin’ waste of time.”

Before they could move, the mysterious man replied, “I didn’t say I wouldn’t help, only asked why I should.”

Patrick nodded hopefully. If the vampires were half as terrifying as this guy, there was no way they could deal with them alone. They needed someone who could help them and, though he couldn’t say why, he was sure this was the guy for the job. Maybe because he scares the shit outta me. “Hang on, Mikey. Let’s give him a chance.”

Michael glared at the vampire. “Why? We don’t even know who he is!”

The man all but rolled his eyes. “My name is Jorick. What do you want from me?”

Patrick answered quickly, “He needs help to get away from Claudius.”

Jorick studied them. The moments stretched thin and taut, heavy with the oppressive winter atmosphere. Finally, he said, “Let me speak to my associate. We might be able to do something. Return here in five days.”

Then he disappeared.

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My review:

Patrick’s story is just that. We finally get to hear all about the boyfriend that started Katelina down the dark and dangerous path into the Amaranthine world. Troubled, drug addicted, and quite frankly fucked up, Patrick is definitely not the man anyone should feel bad for. He is a go nowhere, do nothing loser who can’t hold down a job to save his life… And his brother, Michael, is no better. After Michael is forced to get a day job doing lawn care at a mysterious mansion, he hatches a plan to get rich and leave everything bad behind. The plan, of course, does not go the way Michael planned, and he goes to Patrick for help. Feeling a sense of responsibility for his brother, Patrick is plunged into a world no human should ever be in. Betrayal, violence, and abuse, Patrick’s seemingly tragic story does see one bit of light at the end of a very dark tunnel, but how long will it last?

I went into Patrick completely unsure. Very little was known about him outside of Shades of Gray. He was the loser boyfriend of Katelina’s that met a really grizzly and unfortunate end at the VERY VERY beginning of Shades of Gray (so this is not a spoiler). I was incredibly curious to see how Joleene could make such a deadbeat into a relatable character. And I was not disappointed. I became so attached to Patrick, that there was fan fiction being written in my head. I mean, I knew how it ended, I knew the direction every life in the series takes. I honestly wasn’t sure how many surprises there would be. This book made me feel so much for a character that I didn’t particularly care for, that I cursed Jo. I did, I definitely, definitely did. There was a very strongly written letter and everything. But nevertheless, Patrick was beautifully written and a wonderful story. The pacing, dialog, and all around feel of the story are very true to the rest of the series, so long time Amaranthine readers should be right at home. I enjoy books that make me feel, and this made me feel so many things. I teared up at the end.

If you have not read Shades of Gray yet and want to start with Patrick, I would advise against it. You will gain a much better sense of understanding, and it will just mean a lot more to you if you start with the beginning of the series.

Of course, I have to give Brothers of Darkness 5 out of 5 stars just being it. It was an amazing book and you HAVE to read it… like now… Because it came out today, so… yeah.

5 star

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