The Line That Binds sale!

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The Line That Binds is going on sale!
From August 28th to Sept 1st, you can get The Line That Binds for $.99!

If you haven’t had to opportunity to jump into Ben and LJ’s life at Stockton Estate, now’s the time. Discover the secrets and start unraveling the truth about the property’s alleged curse.

Links-

Amazon- http://amzn.com/B00GWBRQM6

Universal Amazon- http://myBook.to/thelinethatbinds 

Barnes & Noble- http://bit.ly/IgwhOZ

Apple- https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id757148768

Also, be sure to check out my Facebook page for giveaways over the next few days!

Happy reading!

~J.M.


Chapter One LIVE

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Something big is coming!

Ever wanted to see your favorite authors read their own words, but you’re unable to attend a signing or a conference?
Well, soon you will be able to see and hear them! Chapter One LIVE is a You Tube channel dedicated to bringing you authors reading excerpts from their own books. You’ll get to hear the words you love read by those who wrote them! And you might also find your next read!

Make sure you subscribe to the channel now to witness the start of something huge!
To keep up to date, and maybe request your favorite author, check in with the Chapter One LIVE Facebook page and also follow on Twitter.

Links-

YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/user/chapteronelive

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/ChapterOneLIVE

Twitter- https://twitter.com/ChapterOneLIVE

I’ve already recorded my video for The Line That Binds (It’s in the pic above with the other amazing books!), and I can’t wait for you all to see it! I also made an outtake vid you can find here- OUTTAKE VID

I’m sure there will be bloopers from other authors posted eventually to the channel as well!

So don’t wait! Subscribe and follow today!

~J.M.


Caly’s Piece free on Kindle Unlimited

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Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited a couple of weeks ago and I enrolled my debut novel, Caly’s Piece, into the program. Kindle Unlimited is a subscription based platform that allows readers to borrow unlimited ebooks. It’s similar to what Netflix does with movies. The selection will also change as publishers and authors decide what books they may want to list in the program.

Here’s more information about Kindle Unlimited.

To find Caly’s Piece on Kindle Unlimited click the title link below!

Caly’s Piece

Happy reading!

~J.M.


3K Like Giveaway!

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I’m about to hit a new milestone on Facebook. My author page has a little under 3,000 likes. That is pretty huge!
So what’s the best way to celebrate? You got it. A GIVEAWAY!
Some very generous author friends are helping me out by donating gift cards, swag, and copies of their books. Bloggers from A Pair of Okies have also kindly donated a $10 gift card!
You have a good chance at winning one of these prizes, so check it out! You might discover a new favorite book and author.

Here’s the link- http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/b669305/

I’m so grateful for the kindness of the donating authors and bloggers as well as the support of the readers on Facebook. Good luck to everyone who enters!

Thanks so much!
~J.M.


Paperback Giveaways!

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There are two paperback giveaways happening right now!

The first is on Goodreads —-> HERE!
It is for one signed copy of The Line That Binds and is opened to some places internationally. So check the details before entering!
Get on it because it ends May 9th!

The second giveaway is listed on my Facebook page —-> HERE!
The post is pinned to the top of the page. One winner will get signed paperback copies of both The Line That Binds and The Line That Breaks!
This contest is strictly for people who have reviewed either of the books on Amazon already. So if you’ve read and reviewed TLTB#1 or #2, you can post the link to your review on that specific post to enter.
I’ll choose a winner for this giveaway May 23rd!

Be sure to check in with my Facebook page every now and then. I post flash giveaways for ebooks and swag as often as possible.

Good luck on the giveaways!

~J.M.


My Writing Process: A Writing Blog Tour

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My amazing critique partner, Kim Chance, tagged me in this blog tour to answer a few questions about my writing process.
So here we are!
I’m not guaranteeing anything insightful or poetic. I actually hope that your expectations of my writing process aren’t set that high. If you think I spend hours inside a library, weeks setting up real-life scenarios, or have brilliant lights shining down on me as I type on my keyboard, you are going to be seriously disappointed . . . and you may possibly need medication.

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However, if you are expecting lots of headbanging, maybe some crying, and a lot of cussing, then your expectations are pretty dead-on.
There’s also a chance that you are a fellow writer. Am I right?

Okay so let’s just get to it.

Question # 1: What are you working on?

A New Adult Romantic Suspense is the next project. Sorry I don’t have a working blurb. It’s in the very early stages and has been that way for the last month. Regrettably, I’ve made very little progress after releasing my last book, The Line That Breaks. I’m distracted and I can’t seem to get my head in the game for this one.
Hopefully, a few more head bangs will help.
If not, I’ll have to break out the booze and hope I dream up some inspiration after I pass out. Kidding. Well . . . Maybe not.

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Question # 2: How does your work differ from the others in its genre?

My last books were Young Adult Paranormal Romance. I think those differed from others in the genre because they were cursed-based and didn’t have the usual entities like vamps and big, hairy dog people. I liked the idea of a wishing well, but really wanted to put my own spin on it–not so shiny and happy.
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With this latest project, I think the style will set it apart. I plan to make it a second or third chance romance of sorts, having flashbacks to the past. The MCs’ last encounter wasn’t exactly the most ideal situation. So when they meet again, not only are they stepping into an alarming predicament, but they have this history that creates even more problems.
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Question # 3: Why do you write what you do?

My books have mainly been Young Adult and I enjoy writing the genres in that age bracket because it’s fun! Teenagers are emotional.
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That makes writing characters of that age enjoyable because it can be unpredictable. They don’t have it all worked out. They’re learning and exploring. There’s so much stuff happening during that period of time, so many ‘firsts.’ Young love. Heartache. They are often experiencing so many things at once, all while trying to find their own place in the world.
But since I like to write a lot of things, the next project is climbing up the age range. I want to experiment with many genres because- why not?

Question # 4: How does your writing process work?

I’m mostly a pantser, which is sitting down without plotting and just typing it out. Whatever comes, comes.
I let the plot stew in my head for a while. The ideas have to simmer up there, build and thicken, before I can really start.
Occasionally, I’ll need to write specific highlights down so I won’t forget them.
This typically includes a few sentences scribbled on a notebook.
For a plot that is more detailed, I might have to write more detailed plot points to get a general structure.
Aside from that, I’m not very strict. Some people have to use a working outline and have it all their ducks in a row.
I’m willing to try anything, though. Maybe I’ll try other methods to see what might work, especially now that I’ve been stuck lately!
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I also tend to write in order, from the first chapter to the last. Some people bounce around. I find that too confusing. But, even though I am writing my latest project from start to finish, it will bounce back and forth with past times and present. So, I will write it from their first encounter on, then have to rearrange later.

Flashbacks, remember?

This could be tricky, but I’m hoping writing in order will make for a stronger connection.
When I finish a chapter, I have a habit of going back through once for a rough edit. This slows the process down of course. For me, it’s worked to solidify what happened and it refreshs me to write the next chapter.
After the initial draft–and sometimes during–I hand over to critique partners. Sometimes I’ll wait until I go back through the first full revisions to hand it over. It really depends on how I feel.

If I don’t think it’s ready, I’m like-

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Later, when I get their input, I go back through again.

And again.

And again.

And then possibly a print edit.

And then possibly an audio edit (If I could ever get my stupid Text to Speech to work on Windows 8 Word–stupid PITA!).
Somewhere in there, it’ll get sent to Betas readers for more feedback.
You get the picture.

Revise. Revise. Edit. Revise.
After all of that, it gets sent for a proper edit.
And then I go over it while I plug edits and sometimes once more after that.

Phew.
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Is there a reason for all of this?
Yes!

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I didn’t pick someone else to tag. But if you’re reading this, and you want to share, make sure to comment and let me know your process.
Maybe it’s similar to mine.

Or maybe you think I’m crazy.

Either way is cool, I guess!

~J.M.


Paperback Giveaway on Facebook

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I’m holding a paperback giveaway for people who have read and reviewed either book in The Line That Binds series.

You have to go to my Facebook page to enter. Here’s the direct link to the giveaway picture and details for entry-
http://on.fb.me/1hHikD5

If you haven’t read or reviewed either book, you still have a chance to win BOTH ebooks in order to leave a review in time to win the paperback portion of the giveaway. The ebook portion of the giveaway ends April 18th.
Follow the instructions on the Facebook post for the rest.

Good luck!

~J.M.


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