Indie Life - Sharing is Caring

Hey gang! Sorry for the radio silence this week, but I've been really busy getting the 3rd Moonsongs book out into the world. I'm happy to report that it is! Here are the details if you're interested:


Jenny Moonsong recently inherited the title of "monster hunter" and an ancient tribal journal/how-to manual passed down by her Apache ancestors. Unfortunately, a lot of on-the-job training is required to be a monster hunter, and unlike her computer repair business, this gig could literally kill her.

Dark Prelude finds the feisty protagonist, Jenny, searching for her best friend Marshal's missing father in the midst of a freak, West Texas winter storm. To survive the frigid night, she'll have to deal with a hated town rival, face a monstrous creature no Moonsong hunter has ever encountered before, and undo a mysterious curse. Can she keep everyone alive? If not, who will pay the ultimate price?

Dark Prelude is the third volume of the Moonsongs Books, an ongoing series of New Adult, paranormal-horror-action novelettes by author E.J. Wesley.

(These stories contain language and content better suited for readers 17+)

Dark Prelude, Moonsongs Book 3, is .99 cents and available at:
Amazon
Smashwords
Barnes & Noble
Goodreads



I missed my Indie Life post as part of the 'week of publishing hell madness', something I think every Indie author can certainly appreciate. 

RANT -- If I ever meet Mark Coker in person--I've heard he's super nice btw--we're going to draw swords over Smashwords' vetting system is all I have to say. LOL I know they're rolling it out, but PLEASE hurry and make it to where I can just upload an ePub file and be done with it--I hate Microsoft Word with the firey passion of a thousand suns... I NEVER, ever thought I'd say this, but give me html any day over trying to 'clean up' a Word doc.
-- RANT OVER

ANYWAY, today I'm going to make up for my Indie Life post by doing the most important thing the Indie community has taught me: Sharing.

I think authors, both traditional and Indie, do a fine job of supporting one another. I can name dozens of authors on both sides of the publishing coin who are true cheerleaders.

However, any Indie will tell you that having other authors lift you up isn't just a 'kind gesture' from supportive friends, it's required if  you want to survive and thrive. We don't get shelf space at the front of Big Bookstore, Inc., and we typically don't get reviewed or spotlighted in major publications. 

It's up to us to spread the word about each other. 

Nothing made this so clear to me as this week when I was invited to take part in the Writers4Writers campaign. My day is coming up Monday (I'll post then with all of the details on how you can help me out if you have time/desire to do so), and I'm thrilled for the opportunity. 

In a nutshell, W4WS is a movement to help authors expand their readership, and it's instigated by authors sharing links, etc. to a selected person's books during a short 'blitz' period. It's really at the heart of what the Indie community is all about.

So in that vein, and to build a little good karma for Monday :), I'm going to share two new book releases with you from some author friends of mine. 

Destiny Gift by Juliana Haygert


Thirty years in the future, a sinister New York City exists in permanent darkness.

A student at the secured NYU, nineteen-year-old Nadine has visions of Victor Gianni, an imaginary guy she has real feelings for. Afraid of being truly insane, she explains the visions away as simple daydreams, but she can no longer deny them when she bumps into Victor in real life. But this Victor doesn’t know her, and turns her away. After the encounter, Nadine’s visions change to those of eerie fates, gods she’s never heard of, demons with sharp claws they are not too timid to use … and instructions.

To discover if she’s losing her mind, Nadine follows the vague directions—with the real, rude and reluctant Victor—leading to a man who knows it all: Nadine can restore an ancient creed by unveiling the clues on her visions, and bring sunlight and peace to the world again. But that’s only if the demons and the other evil forces behind the darkness don’t stop her first. 


Amazon | Barnes&Nobles | Smashwords | Goodreads

Always by DM Yates



Always is the first in a series of New Age Fantasy Spiritual Romance novels. Two eternal lovers, Einarr and Katura and their circle of friends have travelled to Earth to experience mortal life several times. Now, they return again as Simon and April. The novel is situated mainly in England and begins when Simon is 36-years-old and searches the world for saleable antiques. His best friend's niece, 16-year-old April has come to England to spend the summer with relatives. She has a crush on Simon and Simon wants nothing to do with her. April believes she's on a mission to lead Simon to love and she is aided by her friend, a Celtic Wiccan Telulla and April's Great-Aunt Tillie. The book follows their lives through the years, ending when April is 80-years-old.


Amazon ~ Smashwords ~ Goodreads


A to Z is almost halfway over--keep it up! :D Hope you all have fantastic weekends! 

~EJW~


38 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your third book!!! Will do a shout-out for you tomorrow.
    We all need that support, no matter how we are published.
    Ready to bomb your book on Monday!

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    1. Oh man, don't I know it, Alex! Thank you so much for your help, as always. I really try to follow your lead when it comes to being a resource for our 'little' community. :)

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  2. Yay on the new book! Next week should be fun for you. Besides w4ws, I'll give your book a shoutout next week... if I'm allowed back into my site sometime soon... I could rant about hackers, but I won't. I guess I should be grateful my host locked down my site. But to lock me out, too? Siiiigh.

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    1. What in the world is going on lately? That's horrible MP. :( Hope it's up and running soon--and yes, your host was on the ball, thankfully.

      Well, at least you get some time off from the blog? Trying to adopt your positive attitude on this. :)

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  3. I've seen your book out and about in the blogging world. Many congrats!!!

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    1. Thanks Susan! Really appreciate the encouragement. :)

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  4. Congrats on the release!
    And thanks for the shoutout!

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    1. Thanks, and sorry I was so late with the shout out, JH. Had planned on doing it earlier, but my online life has been a little crazy lately! lol

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  5. Congrats on your latest book. And nice of you to do shout outs.

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  6. E.J. thank you so very much for the mention! What a total surprise. There was a lot in your post today. Destiny Gift sounds like a great read, and I love the cover.
    Congrats on getting your third book out and what a great series you have going. I love the characters and the surprises in each book.
    You're quite the creative writer.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. Seriously couldn't have done this one without you. I even said so in the acknowledgements. :D

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    2. wow, again, thank you so much!

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  7. Congrats, EJ! I saw that we were promoting you on Monday. Good timing.

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    1. I was thrilled to be asked, LD. As you said, great timing! :)

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  8. Wow! Congrats on #3!!! You're just crankin' them out. :D

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    1. I'm tryin' Candilynn! Thanks for cheering me on. :D

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  9. So glad you've persevered and got Moonsong #3 out in the world. Three cheers for that my friend!

    And looking forward to adding to the support for you next week for W4WS.

    Like you great karma move sharing and shouting out for other books today :-)

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  10. I'm so excited that #3 is out! Already added it to my Kindle. :) And if I haven't said it already, I love your new covers. Awesome that you will be the W4WS focus on Monday.

    These other books look great as well, more to add to my list.

    Enjoy your weekend, EJ!

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  11. I think sharing is great for storing up good karma, and you do both readers and authors a great service. I wonder if that doubles the karma?

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  12. congrats on the new book! I prefer word to the html - next time you run into trouble drop me a line. ;)

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  13. Best of luck with DARK PRELUDE. And how generous and kind to shout-out others' books as you announce your own. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Roland! Just doing what others have done for me. :)

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  14. Yay, yay, yay!!! A millions yays over! Congrats on your release...so excited to download and start reading. I loved, loved, loved Moonsong one and have been excited to get time for two. Now I really have to get reading since three is here. So exciting.

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    1. Rebecca, your enthusiasm here had me smiling all morning. (Truly!) Thank you, and I hope you enjoy it. :)

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  15. Just got back from holidays, was happy to see you got Dark Prelude out into the wild. Just sent it to my Kindle. Congrats.

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    1. You're awesome, Tamara. :D Thank you so much!

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  16. Congrats on your new release - the cover is awesome. I'm ready for Monday!

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  17. Congratulations! Can't wait to read it. Good luck on Monday. My W4WS post is ready to go, and I'm all set to shout out to the world for you. :)

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  18. Hey, E.J.

    Congrats on the THIRD book! SOOOOO AWESOME. I can't believe how quickly time is passing. I remember when your first came out!

    ALL the best!!!!

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  19. Congrats on your new book! Hope all goes well.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  20. Juliana, the book sounds smashing!

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