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Kindle Scout Campaign – Vote for me!

Published May 15, 2015 by jnaomiay

My newest novel, A Thread of Time, Book 1 in the newest series, Firesetter, has been accepted for a campaign in Kindle Scout.  What does this mean?  Well, it means you can read the first 3 chapters for free and if you like them, vote for Amazon to publish the entire book. Kindle Scout is a reader based way of discovering new literature and also a way for Indie authors like me to work with Amazon in the role of a publisher.  But, I need your help.  I need your votes to put A Thread of Time front and center on Amazon’s radar.

You can find the book in the Kindle Scout program at this link:

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/2C9KQV45FRBAT

Go there.  Read.  Vote and check out the works of the other authors too because we all can be winners with your help.

And, if you’re wondering if you’ll like A Thread of Time, here’s a little information about it.  If you liked The Boy who Lit up the Sky, you will like this.  If you liked The Boy but didn’t like it’s decidedly NR-17 rating, you will like this because it’s definitely no worse than PG-13.

Enjoy!

A Thread of Time, Firesetter, Book 1

It was clear to Lance that his father hated him. Why else would he leave everything to Hank, except for that coin? You know, the one with some dude’s head on it, the ancient Euro or whatever it was. Except it wasn’t a Euro according to the pawnbroker. Turns out, it’s an old Imperial Coin from the days of the Great Emperor, and it might be worth a whole lot of dough on the other side of the galaxy, if Lance could somehow manage to take it there.

But, how does a guy, who owes the hospital a lifetime’s worth of earnings, manage to travel across the stars? Turns out, he can do it for free. Not only that, but he can get three squares a day, an apartment complete with roommates, and two sets of clothes, albeit in spandex. It’s like prison, but with benefits. It’s SpaceForce.

In the meantime, on the other side of the galaxy, Ailana is stuck next to her hated cousin, Embo in their grandmother’s sewing shop, forever listening to the old woman wax on about her glory days as a Royal Seamstress.

No matter how she tries, Ailana can’t break free of Grandmother and her needling, even after the old woman is dead. However, it will be through her needle and thread, that Ailana gains admittance into the privileged world of the nobility, where fate will introduce her to a man that bears a striking resemblance to the face on Lance’s coin.

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May Book Release Update

Published May 1, 2015 by jnaomiay

Wow!  It’s the first of May and I’m actually on time to produce a May book release update.  I love May.  It’s always been one of my most favorite months of the year and not because my darling daughter was born in it, although that’s a good reason.  No, May is synonymous with the birds singing me awake in the morning, the sun still hanging limply in the sky at eight in the evening and flowers everywhere in bloom.  It’s also the time to plant tomatoes, although, invariably the slugs will eat them before the first of June, at which point I’ll plant them again, because no matter how many years I do this, I never learn.

May also reminds me of Vanessa Redgrave in medieval dress dancing around a maypole singing “It’s May.  It’s May, the lusty month of May,” something I’ve always wanted to do, but was never brave enough to follow through with.  ** Note- Bucket list item.

May also harkens the opening of boating season here in the boating capital of the world and since I am once again no longer boatless in Seattle, I look forward to a summer of adventures out on the water.

At any rate, book news from the writing desk is full of announcements.

First off, the Two Moons of Rehnor series is now once again widely distributed across the planet.  All novels excepting Fairy Tales and Gone for a Spin are at all major ebook retailers and no longer exclusively in the Amazon Kindle Unlimited universe.  ON May 3, Fairy Tales will follow the others transitioning over to iBooks, Kobo, B&N and the rest and on or about June 15, Gone for a Spin will do so as well.

I’m sorry to those of you in the KU program, but I’ve had too many asking for EPUB format and availability on devices other than Kindles.  Please note, the novels are available through the other subscription services like Oyster and Scribd as well as available for sale to your local libraries through Overdrive and Ingram for paperback copies.  Libraries are a great resource and most of them have the ability to take book requests from their patrons by filling out forms on line.  There’s no cost to you for doing this as it’s already taken from you through your local property taxes.

Other release news is that the audiobook for Of Blood & Angels has gone live.  It’s another fantastic rendition by the very talented Rebecca A. Reynolds and it is still available through Kindle Unlimited Program.  I invite you to have a listen, but you will want to listen to The Boy and My Enemy’s Son first which are also available through all ebook retailers and part of KU subscription.

I haven’t made any progress on the Journey to Rehnor series as I’ve been busily wrapped in a new book/new series which was a higher priority.  I’ll get back to the Journeys, hopefully during this summer and get two more segments out before fall in addition to the second book in the new series.

As to the new book/series, it is officially called “Return to Rehnor,” and the first book is entitled “Firesetter.”  The setting is roughly two hundred years in the future after Senya went off for a spin and once again, Rehnor is the armpit of the galaxy.  Other than that, I’m not going to reveal anything.  Well, actually, I will reveal this:  There is no one named Senya in it and neither is there anyone named Katie.

I’ve finished the first draft and am now diligently doing the hard part, snipping, adding, cutting, sewing, hopefully creating a new tapestry that will be as interesting as the last.

So, that’s the news from here.  Happy spring to all.

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