News & Greetings!

Hey, gang! Just wanted to share a bit of news about my latest Moonsongs release, a website, and wish y'all a happy holiday and joyous New Year. 

About the release... 


Vampire's Ball, Moonsongs Book 5


Jenny Moonsong recently inherited the title of "monster hunter" and an ancient tribal journal/how-to manual passed down by her Apache ancestors. Being a girl of action, she has found herself particularly capable when it comes to battling the werewolves, trolls, and other supernatural denizens lurking in the Texas night. Until now.

Vampire's Ball, Moonsongs book 5, finds Jenny and her best friend Marshal in their most harrowing adventure yet. Traveling by boat to an extravagant masquerade party located at a Galveston Island mansion, Jenny must parlay with an ancient vampire in order to secure the release of the dragon princes, Isis. The unexpected return of an old "friend" turns the evening into chaos, and leaves Jenny and company once again fighting for survival amidst a sea of supernatural foes.

Vampire's Ball is approximately 12,500 words of humor, horror and paranormal mystery. It is the fifth volume of the Moonsongs Books, an ongoing series of New Adult, urban fantasy novelettes by author E.J. Wesley.

~Moonsongs Series List~ 


Vampire's Ball, Moonsongs Book 5


Moonsongs, Anthology 1 (Collecting books 1, 2, & 3) - eBook/AMAZON - PAPERBACK

A little help from my friends...

I'm not doing any kind of big release "thing" for this one for a couple of reasons. 1) I've got a big blog tour coming in January, so I'm putting most of my energy into that. 2) It's the holidays and I know most of my blogging friends are very busy doing what they ought to be doing. (Hanging with friends/family, eating cookies, and drinking eggnog.) So I didn't want to ask people to post stuff on their blogs this week.

However, if you could spare a second to tweet or Facebook about the release it'd be HUGELY appreciated. (Or just share this post.) If not, no worries. We're still besties! (More on you being my besties below. :)

Here are some pre-cooked tweets and Facebook things for your ease of use:

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Tweet: "As it turned out, pretty much everything that had ever given a kid a nightmare was real-" Vampire's Ball http://ctt.ec/cN3Zn+ #ebook


Facebook:

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Warm up your holidays with some action-packed urban fantasy! E.J. Wesley just released book 5 in his Moonsongs series, Vampire's Ball. http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Ball-Moonsongs-Book-5-ebook/dp/B00HFYCE9O/ref=la_B009GI10B0_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1387738341&sr=1-6 #NewAdult #UrbanFantasy

"If you haven't started this series and have a thing for heroines with an attitude problem, add it to your TBR list right quick." ~ Amazon Reviewer ~ Vampire's Ball, Moonsongs book 5 by E.J. Wesley is now available. http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Ball-Moonsongs-Book-5-ebook/dp/B00HFYCE9O/ref=la_B009GI10B0_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1387738885&sr=1-6 #NewAdult #UrbanFantasy

"As it turned out, pretty much everything that had ever given a kid a nightmare was real..." Vampire's Ball by author E.J. Wesley is now available. http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Ball-Moonsongs-Book-5-ebook/dp/B00HFYCE9O/ref=la_B009GI10B0_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1387738885&sr=1-6 #NewAdult #UrbanFantasy

The website...

I have a website now! It's still a work in progress, but feel free to hop over and let me know what you think.

2013 and Holiday Wishes...

So, 2013 was busy/crazy/insane/fun/happy/sad/awesome/meh for me. After spending 6 years in South Texas, my wife and I uprooted and moved to Northern California over the summer. 99% of our family and friends live elsewhere (like far, far away elsewhere). So, as with any move, it has been a transition.

We're making new friends and truly love the area and people, however. Plus, I now live a short drive from Napa/Sonoma, San Francisco, and a bunch of the prettiest National Parks and mountains the US has to offer. So don't shed a tear for me just yet! :)

Meanwhile in 2013, I published 3 more Moonsongs stories, an Anthology, my first print book, joined the team over at the New Adult Alley Blog, helped start a new audio companion show for our New Adult literature Twitter chats (every Thursday night, 9 PM Eastern--if you haven't seen what we're up to lately, stop by in the new year), and started (and trying like heck to finish) what will become my first published novel for next year.

In a time full of change for me, the one constant has been y'all. (My besties!) I've grown as a writer, failed as a blogger (at times), made friends, lost touch with friends, shared in your joys, related to your setbacks, and so much more. 

There are precious few certainties in this writing life (and really, life in general), so knowing that I can hop online no matter where I might wander off to and find friends who are still writing, still passionate about reading, and still encouraging one another has made all the difference to me. 

So with that, I'd like to say thank you one last time in 2013. It's an honor to call you my peers and friends. May the rest of your year be happy, healthy, and blessed. And here's to 2014 bringing you more of the same.

~EJW~

34 comments:

  1. Congratulations, EJ! Will send out a Tweet (not on Facebook) and mention your latest in my next post. (January 6 - taking a break.)
    On online friends here are loyal and so supportive.
    You have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. You do the same, sir! And thank you! :)

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  2. I shared the post. Happy holidays.

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    1. Thanks so much, Sarah! Happy holidays to you, too. :)

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  3. Congrats on the latest in your series, EJ. Merry Christmas early!

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    1. Thank you LD! Happy early Christmas to you, too! :)

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  4. The series just gets better and better.

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  5. Congrats on your book release!! Very cool news :)

    I admit I have yet to start reading your story, but the first stories are on my Kindle ready to be read. In the new year I hope to put a good dent in my goal of reading all my blogger friends' books. Yours included!

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    1. No pressure, Trisha! They'll be around (with hopefully several more to come) for a while. :)

      I need to make a similar goal. So many in our group have stories out, and I love to read at least one from each of them.

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  6. Wow E.J. More exciting and jaw-dropping stuff! Congrats and welcome to California! Now we're almost neighbors. (500 or so miles). LOL Good luck to you in the New Year!

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    1. I drove through your neck of the woods (desert?) when we made the move, Eve! :D Merry Christmas, and hope next year is fab for you, too!

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  7. Your website looks great! Very easy to navigate, with an awesome-looking layout, too!

    And wow, you had a lot going on in 2013. I can't imagine being so busy over the course of one year!

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    1. Thanks so much for taking a look (and letting me know your thoughts), Heather! Yes, this year was WAY too crazy for my taste, but it was a long time coming. Hopefully next will be less so, and I can focus more on my writing stuff.

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  8. I am so excited to read this installment. You know I'm a huge fan. Here's to another year of stories. Happy Holidays, EJ!

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    1. And you know (hopefully) how very much I appreciate your support and encouragement, Robyn. I literally pause to think after I hit publish on these things, "I hope I don't let Robyn down with this one!" (That's true btw--I know you've gotten a kick out of these stories and love the characters, so I don't want to screw that up for you. LOL)

      Happy Holidays to you and yours as well! And thanks, as always, for reading!

      EJ

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  9. I tweeted! I love the look of the website. I recently refreshed mine with a new look and it's exciting to complete a project like that.

    I had a new release next week and didn't plan a big bash on release day either. It's going to be hectic this week.

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    1. Thank you, lady! I've scoped your site, and it rocks! I know what you mean about ticking those things off your list. I've need an actual website for over a year now, but had been reluctant or too busy to make it happen for various reasons. While it isn't exactly as I have it in my head just yet, it's something. :)

      Good luck on your release, and hit me up if you'd care to stop by the blog at some point to tell us about it. :)

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  10. Shared and tweeted, EJ! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  11. Of course. Will do some tweets and a fb post.

    Have a wonderful holiday and good luck with that January tour. See you in 2014.

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    1. Thank you, CL! Hope your holidays are fantastic as well!

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  12. Hey EJ! Congrats on yet another fantastic publication in the Moonsongs series. Woot!!! So happy that you move has transitioned decently and that you're finding some good pluses in the move. Always helps to embrace the positives :-)

    I have enjoyed meeting you - virtually (lol!!) - and having a chance to chit chat here and there. You've got some wonderful talent. I hope to continue to see so much more from you. Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year :-)

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  13. Here here EJ! It's like a safe haven for writers visiting our cyber community here. I'm actually pretty jealous of your move. I'd love to live there. But I know it's hard being away from family and old friends. Still, it's exciting!
    You've accomplished so much, so be proud! Can't wait to see what you've got in store! :)

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  14. Congrats on the newest book! I will be spreading the love out there in the online world! :)

    It sounds like you have a lot of wonderful things going on. You sure do live in a beautiful area of the country! I know it can be hard living away from family, but at least they have a great place to visit!

    Congrats on the books, writing, and all the happiness you shared with us. Wishing you another fabulous year in 2014! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Thank you! Hope the New Year is rocking for you! :)

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  15. Your website looks fantastic, EJ! And I'm so anxious to read the new book. Vampires get me every time. :D
    Will be tweeting and helping to spread the word about it. Happy New Year to you, my friend!

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  16. Well, isn't my face red. I'm far beyond fashionably late to the party. I thought I had your blog on email subscription. Guess not. *hangs head*

    Congrats on the release of M5! Can't wait to hurry over to Amazon and pick myself up a copy.

    I like your new website. I've got to make my own soon, so I'll take any tips you're willing to toss my way. :D

    Hope you and yours had a good Christmas. :)

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  17. Your website looks great!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  18. Did a tweet and checked out the website. It looks great!

    I'm actually also here to say thanks for your friendship over the past few years. I hope you have a blessed 2014. :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, Misha! Really appreciated, and so is your friendship. Hoping great things for you in 2014 as well!

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  19. well I am late but I'll do it now ;)

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