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Happy paperback release day to me! – Sing along, you know the tune.

Happy paperback release day to me! – Sing along, you know the tune.

Hello everyone!

Yes, if you’ve not noticed it on all my other social media sites, today it the re-release of ‘Isis, Vampires, and Ghosts – Oh My!’ but this time as a paperback book.

A lot of you have enjoyed reading it since 2014 as an eBook, but in preparation for the release of book two in the ‘Other World’ series – ‘There’s no place like Hell’ – my publisher Hague Publishing has decided to release the first book as a paperback.

It looks BEAUTIFUL, no? All 226 pages of it, with that simply gorgeous cover by Jade.

Here are pictures courtesy of Hague Publishing of not only ‘Isis, Vampires, and Ghosts – Oh My!’ but of their other amazing books. They were taken at Swancon this Easter long weekend. If you’re ever in Perth (Western Australia) for the Easter long weekend – you simply MUST go to Swancon. Thank me later.

‘Isis, Vampires, and Ghosts – Oh My!’ will still be available as an eBook at all good online bookstores, and available in paperback from them all now too! But if you want a signed copy, you need to buy it through Hague Publishing and let me know. 😉

Then in May we’re all going to get excited as ‘There’s no place like Hell’ hits the streets… well hits the online bookstores as an eBook. The paperback version will follow later in the year so don’t panic!

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I’m currently working on book three ‘We represent the Demon Guild’ and hope to have it and book four ‘If I only had some Braaains’ will be finished and submitted to Hague Publishing by the end of the year.

Though, in the meantime, I am also working my Murder Mystery set in a fictional Adelaide Hills town called Mount Loxton and, despite it being declined from a recent book proposal pitch with Carina Press, I hope to finish my supernatural haunted house mystery ‘Minton Manor’ this year too and have it circling the Publishers as I try and try again. Rejection? Pfffft. That’s just character building. If my stuff is meant to be published, it will. If it’s not? Put it to one side and write something else! I do this for the sake of writing, not for fame and fortune, so as long as I have willing readers, I am happy. Writing?? I will always write. I breath, therefore I write! So there is no stopping me! 😉

Other than that, life if progressing as per usual. I’m still reviewing and loving it. I’m Beta Testing games, Beta Reading for some of my favourite authors and studying away at my degree. Oh, and baking. Still doing a lot of baking. This is the cake I’ve just made for my own birthday. Yes, I wanted a dairy free, grain free cake and the best way to get one I could afford was to make it myself. Tasty. 😉

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So, go buy my books, enjoy your reading, keep up the ideas for your own work and all in all keep being amazing – it suits you. 😉

Until next time,

Janis.

 
 

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Spring cleaning my Author’s blog.

Spring cleaning my Author’s blog.

Hello everyone,

Just a brief blog post this morning – there will be a longer one (I hope) later in the week.

I just wanted to advertise that I’ve finally gotten around to adding some of Bonnie’s blog posts to my Author blog. These posts were originally posted on Bonnie’s Facebook Page a few years back. Check them out at Bonnie’s Blog Posts.

I’ve not added all of them yet… but have only a few more to go. As they are on a page, rather than the blog, they’re all in one great chunk you will need to scroll through to read. Still, I do hope you enjoy them and they help you catch up with some of the things Bonnie and The Gang got up to after Bonnie’s Story: A Blonde’s Guide the Mathematics ended.

Hopefully one day I’ll get the sequel sorted and done… 😉

Oh, and for those of you who haven’t actually read Bonnie’s Story yet, you can head over to Hague Publishing for a free sample or to Where to buy my books to find the best online bookstore for you to grab a copy.

Yup, my blog, my shameless plug.

Until next time,

Janis. XXOO

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2015 in Update on my Writer Life

 

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I’m on tour with Isis, Vampires and Ghosts – Oh My!

So it’s been a week since Isis, Vampires and Ghosts – Oh My! was let loose into the world and so far so good. In the mean time I’ve not been sitting there waiting for the money to roll in as, well, that’s not how it works for an emerging Author and not what I set out to achieve. I write as I enjoy it and I share my stories in the hopes others will enjoy it too. And, so far so good! 🙂

What I have been doing this week is a virtual book tour with Bewitching Book Tours, and I’m loving it! I highly recommend any emerging Author wanting to get their books noticed (whether paper or an eBook) to invest in a virtual book tour. And I highly recommend Roxanne at Bewitching Book Tours if you’re writing in the paranormal or urban fantasy genre.

Yes I know a virtual book tour doesn’t physically take you anywhere and it’s not as glamorous as being able to swan in and out of a book store smiling for pics and signing autographs… but let’s face it fellow emerging Authors – that isn’t going to happen for the majority of us, no matter how good our books are.

Don’t poo poo the virtual book tour as it is a fantastic way to get exposure to your work. Throw in a give-away to entice the readers and you can double your following of fans on social media. Now you have their attention though, it is up to you to keep it. The tour has done its magic and it’s now time to do your own.

A virtual book tour is definitely a worthy investment – if you find the right one that best matches your work – and shows your book off to far more people interested in that genre than an ad on say Facebook ever could. Go the virtual book tour! 🙂

As for me, what am I doing on my tour? Well, below you will find my schedule. I technically should have blogged about this last Monday when it started but my sharing and caring hordes have passed on a couple of different winter bugs to me and so I’m a little behind in my asset shaking. Still, the links to where I’ve already been are still valid so please feel free to go check them out. Not just for my work but for the other awesome Authors out there shaking their assets just as hard.

My tour schedule:

September 1 Guest blog
Mythical Books
http://www.mythicalbooks.blogspot.ro/

September 2 Spotlight
Cassandra M’s Place
http://www.cassandramsplace.com/

September 3 Interview
Pembroke Sinclair.  
http://www.pembrokesinclair.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/isis-vampires-and-ghosts-oh-my-by-janis.html

September 4 Spotlight
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy,Sissy. Too!  
http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com/

September 5 Spotlight
Deal Sharing Aunt
www.dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com

September 8 Spotlight
Lisa’s World of Books
http://www.lisasworldofbooks.net/

September 9 Spotlight
Jodie Pierce’s Ink Slinger’s Blog
http://www.jodiepierceauthor.blogspot.com/

September 10 Interview
Roxanne’s Realm 
http://www.roxannerhoads.com/

September 11 Guest blog
Fang-tastic Books
http://www.fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com/

September 12 Guest blog
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
http://www.creativelygreen.blogspot.com/

September 15 Interview 
Bewitching Book Tours Magazine
www.issuu.com/bewitchingbooktours

September 16 Top Ten List
Darkest Cravings
www.darkestcravings.blogspot.com

September 17 Spotlight
Deal Sharing Aunt
http://www.dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/

September 18 Spotlight
Soaring Eagle Publicity 
http://www.soaringeaglepublicity.com/

September 19 Interview
Eclipse Reviews
http://www.totaleclipsereviews.blogspot.com/

September 20 Spotlight
Cover Reveals 
http://coverreveals.blogspot.com/

September 22 Character Interview
Author Karen Swart
http://authorkarenswart.blogspot.com/

September 23 Spotlight
Sapphyria’s Book Reviews 
http://saphsbookblog.blogspot.com/

September 24 Top Ten Comfort Foods
Review
Cabin Goddess
http://www.cabingoddess.com/

September 25 Spotlight
Share My Destiny
http://sharemydestiny.blogspot.com/

September 25 Review
Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock
http://www.pratr.wordpress.com/

September 26 Spotlight
CBY Book Club
http://cbybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/

September 29 Guest blog
VampChix
http://www.vampchix.blogspot.com/

September 30 Interview and review
happy tails and tales 
http://magluvsya03.wordpress.com/

**Please note: I have been having difficulties with WordPress actually REMEMBERING the links in the list. I have added them repeatedly and they work… and then they stop working. It is a WordPress fault. So if a link is not working, please just copy it and paste it into a new browsing window. Sorry about this, but as said – this is a WordPress fault.

There you have it, my virtual book tour. I hope to see you around the sites and there is always the option for you to come and say hi to me on my Author page on Facebook or to tweet me on Twitter.

I’ve really enjoyed the interviews and blog posts I’ve done so far and I send out a big thanks to Roxanne and all the people who opted in to host me on this tour. You are all awesome and emerging Authors appreciate your help… well, this one does anyway. Thank You!

Until next time,

Janis. XXOO

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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An asset shaking moment – updates to Isis, Vampires and Ghosts – Oh My!

Hello everyone, taking a step back into ‘look at me, I’m an author!’ mode with this post as I have some pretty exciting news to share.

Firstly, the first four chapters of Isis, Vampires and Ghosts – Oh My! are now available over at Hague Publishing here. If you find them as interest as I hope, you can pre-order the book. You save money on doing a pre-order and everyone loves a bargain, right?

Secondly, if I’m going on about pre-ordering… it must mean I have a publication date, right? I DO! Hague Publishing are proud to announce their 7th book (2nd by me by the way) is to be released on Saturday August 30. It coincides with a book launch at the fabulous Mount Barker Community Library. I can promise the catering is good. 😉 When we have fine-tuned the details of the launch, I will post them here.

As Isis, Vampires and Ghosts – Oh My! is currently looking for reviewers, anyone interested is to please contact Hague Publishing directly where, if they qualify as a reviewer, will be given access to the story via Netgalley. Seriously, to qualify I think you just need to be an honest reviewer who will actually take the time to review the book, not just sneak a read for free and post nothing.

I’m also taking Isis, Vampires and Ghosts – Oh My! on book tour in September! Well, virtual book tour. The sort I can do from the comfort of my own home while still getting a chance to horde wrangle and Haus Frau. Again, as the fine-tuned details arrive in my inbox, I will pass them on to you here. Who knows, you may even get to chat or Skype to me on tour. Scary, I know. 😉

And as this is a short blog post today I’m going to end it with a bit of awesomeness. The trailer for Isis, Vampires and Ghosts – Oh My! Yes I know, a trailer for my eBook, and done so very cleverly. I hope you enjoy it and are getting as excited about its release date as I am.

Pretty cool, huh? I would love to see any questions or comments you have on it so please post away.

Okay, that’s it. I will try and come up with a new topic to blog about soon. Trying to restrain myself from making it a cooking blog, especially as we celebrated the Winter Solstice today and so I went a tad cooking crazy.

Until next time,

Janis. XXOO

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2014 in Writing

 

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