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EXPIRED – Nominate The Familiar on Kindle Scout!

The Familiar: Book One in the Bad Tom SeriesI am so excited to announce that The Familiar: Bad Tom Series Book One is now available for nominations in the Kindle Scout program. So run over there right now and put it on your nominations list. I’ll wait. Just sign in with your normal Amazon account information. Sadly, this is for the US only.

You’ll get a free book from either Amazon or me if you do.

Kindle Scout is a program for readers to select books they would like to see published on Amazon’s Kindle Press imprint. If you nominate the book, you may get a free copy from Amazon on release day. For that to happen, the book has to be on your list on the day the nomination period for the book ends AND Amazon must select the book for publication on Kindle Press.

Truthfully, I don’t expect to be selected for publication, so you’re probably not getting a free book from Amazon. Not that the book sucks. It doesn’t: my second-best friend said so. His exact words were, “No, it doesn’t suck.” This is high praise. Really. He hates everything. I’m not even entirely sure he likes me.

No, the reason I don’t expect to be selected is because to get the notice of the editors, the book must stay on the Hot & Trending list for most of the time it is on the Kindle Scout site. I don’t know enough people to make that happen.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get a free book from me. I will be publishing the book myself immediately after getting over the crushing rejection. Like, probably minutes after I get the rejection letter. I’m also hoping to have the second book in the series ready to go soon after that.

Amazon will be sending a thank you letter from me to all of you who nominate the book after nominations close. So, if the book isn’t selected, just email me at the email address I provided in the thank you letter and demand the free book I promised you. I will be happy to send you one.

Writing this book was a blast despite the number of times I decided I have no business writing at all. It would not have been possible without my alpha and beta readers: Max Tomlinson, Michelle Hunt Keller, and Scott Bolotin. Very special thanks go out to my editor, Char Harris. All of you have helped to make the book very much gooder ;-)

Readers of my YA fiction should be aware that this is not intended for a young adult or teen audience. For this reason, there is a small amount of cursing (mostly the words you would find in the Bible) and a few fade-to-black romantic interludes. My thought is that it is not suitable for people younger than sixteen. But I can be a real priss, so it’s probably not even PG-13. The sample on the Kindle Scout site is about three chapters long, and it will give you a very good idea what to expect.

So, if you’ve read this far and feel like digging into some sample chapters of the new book, you can find the Kindle Scout page here:

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/25DR90AY3MJGH

I hope you enjoy it!

Jill

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Wizard’s Wrath is on the Way (and what to read while waiting)

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How about a little Wizardy Wrath?
Image by 3rd Eye Photographer. Used by permission under a CC-by 2.0 license.

Today, I sold copy 100 of Dragon Tender. So, to keep to my own promise, I officially begin work on Wizard’s Wrath: Book Four in the Fae Unbound Series as my next book. I do have to finish and publish the Bad Tom Series first, which should happen soon, but Wizard’s Wrath has bumped two other projects to the back of the line: good news for Fae Unbound fans! Bad news if you were looking forward to the angels and demons series!

I’m updating my writing progress meters when I finish this post, and I hope to keep them updated so that you can keep up on the progress as I go along.

I’m also currently working with a group of other YA writers to create a box set collection which will soon be released as Riot Girls: Seven Books With Girls Who Don’t Need A Hero. You’ve already ready Magic Unbound, which is my contribution to the set, but I’m very excited about the authors and books involved.

My favorite of the books so far is Brad Magnarella’s XGeneration 1: You Don’t Know Me. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. It does have a smattering of cursing, but I think a PG13 rating is accurate for the book. It’s a fast-paced YA story about two teens who are just learning about their superhero abilities. Action. Geeky but cute boy. Very competent heroine. Just wonderfully written.

The world of the series is tied in with 80s culture and (eventually) the Cold War with one significant event changed for the purpose of the story. Both guys and girls should love the superhero/teen adventure aspect and adults who remember the 80s will have an added nostalgic hit that adds to the enjoyment. Highly recommended. I ended up picking up the other two books on Scribd and couldn’t stop until I’d finished them. I’m now a big Brad Magnarella fangirl, and I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.

XGeneration 1 is available on Amazon, Scribd, and Google Play. It’s a free download on each of those venues! Go, grab it. I don’t think you can possibly be disappointed. (P.S–you can get a free one month trial of Scribd through this link: https://www.scribd.com/g/4ag4kf .)

Until next time!

Jill

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Read the series for free from Scribd free trial link!

GET A TWO MONTH FREE TRIAL! I recently had a free trial to the Scribd ebook subscription service, and I love it so much as a reader that I absolutely had to make the Fae Unbound series available there.

Get it here: SCRIBD TWO MONTH FREE TRIAL

NOTE: You can still get a two month Scribd free trial, but my series is not currently available on Scribd. Enjoy your free Scribd months anyway! I love my subscription, especially the audiobooks, and I anticipate my series will be available there again soon.

Get a Scribd free trial

Read the books free with a Scribd free trial!

You can read books from the major publishers from authors like Terry Pratchett and Christopher Moore (plus g-zillions more), listen to audiobooks, and read some of my favorite Indie writers including SM Reine and Michael Seimsen. The selection is really astounding, including lots of non-fiction from the major publishing houses. If, like me, you like that kind of thing.

Scribd has apps for your PC, Android, and Apple devices. You won’t be able to use it on a device that is only an ereader, but they’ve definitely got you covered for your tablet or even your phone.

To get the Scribd free trial, just click here and give them your information. You will have to give them either a Paypal address or your credit card at the time you sign up, so remember to make a note about when you need to cancel if you decide not to continue a subscription. I am a heavy reader, so the $8.99 monthly subscription price is a good deal for me. It may not be for you, but it is easy to cancel by accessing your account and choosing “Order History” in the Account section. There will be a link to unsubscribe at the bottom of the page.

After you sign up, you can find the books by searching for my name, Jill Nojack. Then click on the book cover and choose “Add to Library”.

If that helps you with your budget this month while still getting the books into your hand, my job here is done :-)

Thanks!

Jill

 

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