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Pay it Forward Friday with CLASH OF LEGENDS- AMARANTHINE Series by Author Joleene Naylor

To be able to bring you awesome books and people is a joy. Joleene has and is both!

I will be featuring more of the Amaranthine Series for you…

For any fellow “Vampite”, her books are a must read!  

Lots of love, Emily

front-coverThe explosive seventh installment in the Amaranthine series brings blood, ruin, despair, and hope, for even in the darkest night there is still a moon.

After the battle in Indonesia. Katelina wakes in Samael’s domain. Though her memories are tattered, she knows someone is missing: Jorick.

Her vampire lover gathers an army to save her from the ancient, but his master Malick interferes. For five hundred years Malick has manipulated and ruined Jorick’s life. When he leaves Katelina broken and bleeding in the bowels of his oasis, it’s the final straw.

While Malick sets up his glorious war with a living legend, Jorick plans the ultimate taboo: to kill his master. He’s tried before and failed. Will this be different, or will he and Katelina be crushed in the carnage of a greater battle, between two whose blood goes back millennia?

Bio of Joleene Naylor, Author

number-3-smallJoleene grew up in southwest Iowa surrounded by soybeans, corn and very little entertainment – so she made her own. She has been writing and drawing since she was a small child, with a particular leaning towards fantasy, horror and paranormal. It is this love of all that goes bump in the night that lead her to write the paranormal fantasy series Amaranthine.

Besides writing, she also does cheap book covers (http://coverart.joleenenaylor.com) and maintains a large selection of free stock photos on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pandora_6666) as well as illustrating a weekly webcomic (http://terribleturtles.com/).

In what little time is left she watches anime and updates her blogs, all from a crooked Victorian house in Villisca, Iowa. Between her husband and her pets, she is never lonely, and should she ever disappear one might look for her on a beach in Tahiti, sipping a tropical drink and wearing a disguise.

You can contact Joleene at Joleene@joleenenaylor.com, and if you’re still bored, you can find her personal blog at http://ramblingsfromthedarkness.wordpress.com. You can also find her on blogger at http://joleenenaylor.blogspot.com and on Facebookhttp://facebook.com/joleene.naylor. Of course, if you’re on facebook, you should “like” her author page https://www.facebook.com/joleenenaylorbooks

She currently has several books available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple and/or Smashwords.

 

Amaranthine series:

Shades of Gray

Legacy of Ghosts

Ties of Blood 

Ashes of Deceit

Heart of the Raven

Children of Shadows

Amaranthine Special Editions

Vampire Morsels: Short Story Collection

Other books:

101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire

DIY: How to Get a Cheap Cover for Your Book

 

front-coverClash of Legends, the seventh in the Amaranthine series, will be available March 31, 2015.

Pre-order your copy today at:
Amazon
Barnes&Noble
Apple iTunes
Smashwords


Reviews…

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Long before I wrote The Light-Bearer Series, I was an avid reader.

As a girl, I would climb the Dogwood Tree outside my bedroom window, read and listen to my transistor radio.

o-READING-PILE-OF-BOOKS-facebookMy penchant was for paranormal from the beginning… especially Dracula!

When I became older, I found Goodreads. I gave reviews on books that I liked and related to.

I would never publicly give a review on a book that I didn’t like. If I didn’t like the book, I would write the Author and comment. I never got a response that wasn’t welcomed. Many Authors like to talk to their readers. Unbeknownst to me, I would be an Author one day and think the same thing.

Facebook Emily (1)When I wrote The Light-Bearer Series, I couldn’t get anyone to read my books… not even family or friends… NO ONE!

I didn’t know about Social Media, i.e. blogs, Facebook Fan Page, Twitter, Tumbler… etc.

1-5029850-4334461A kind Angel (one of many Angels I will encounter as an Author) saw my personal Facebook post that I couldn’t get anyone to read my books, and she took pity on me. My books were unedited and rough. She became the Beta Reader every aspiring Author needs. She gave me great advice.

After that, The Light-Bearer Series started to be read, and I would devour all my reviews.

Naturally, I would get a dismayed when my books would be criticized. I’m talking about the good criticism. The reviewers who respected their position as critic and my position as writer. Don’t get me wrong, constructive criticism I will take in a heartbeat!

imagesHowever, when I would have a review that was unnecessarily harsh, derogatory and severe… it felt like someone stuck a knife in my belly and twisted it. The reviewers were operating more on the scale of cyber-bullying. Believe me, I have had them. Each one hurt me deeply because they ripped me up.

So, for my mental health and the good of my writing, I don’t read reviews anymore. Unless, it’s a Beta Reader with suggestions, corrections, and comments. The nasty, hateful and downright uncalled for reviewers, have made me quit reading reviews, period.

I do not want to become an Author who writes to suit the reviewers and not my story. When I write The Light-Bearer Series, I have to keep my vision clear.

dot_not_touchThere is a Cardinal Law in the Author playbook: NEVER RESPOND TO ANY REVIEWER! Under no circumstances, do I respond.

Quotation-Socrates-debate-Meetville-Quotes-208917If the review was Slander and Libelous, (which I have had, by the way) then I dial my Publisher, and he handles it!

I’m curious…

If you are an Author, how do you handle reviews?

If you are a reader, how do you write your reviews?

Lots of love, Emily


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