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Mother’s Day Reading Blitz

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There will be a live Giveaway event on Facebook for
the Mother’s Day Reading Blitz

It’s hosted by Indie World Publishing & Author Services
Put the whole three-day weekend on your calendar
Allow Mom to sign up for awesome gifts,
then shop for her next book, or stock up for her summer vacation.

Also note on your calendar the three day Mother’s Day weekend, from May 9 – 11. During those three days be sure to visit the Indie World Publishing & Author Services website to search through the 72 books by over 60 fantastic female authors which will be available for only $0.99! That’s 99 cents! Participating books can be found here so start looking now: http://www.indieworldpub.com/#!mdrb-books-by-genre/c1f28

On Saturday, May 10th, there will be a giant giveaway of lots of fantastic books written by female authors ~~ some on the book sale lists and some not. All these books have strong female lead characters.

There will also be other items available for giveaway. The great news is you don’t have to be a mother (or even a female) to join in the fun! Just mark your calendars and get ready to enter each contest for your chance to win! Oh – and invite all your friends and family! We’ll be expecting to see you there!

For my part, I have 7 of my books posted for sale at the amazing low price of 99 cents. I will also have two others to be given away. Visit the site today for my listing of books in the variety of genres so you will know which ones you might be interested in purchasing.

For the giveaway I’ve chosen my two children’s books (see below) since they have no Kindle equivalent. Click on the link below the picture to visit the Amazon page where you can read about them and see the reviews.

If you win a book, or decide to buy one, please be considerate of the author and make a comment on the book’s Amazon page about your reading experience. It’s not difficult. Just scroll down the page to the write a customer review button and click. There is even a Tips and Guidelines link highlighted on the review page if you want some hints on what to do.

DON’T FORGET TO MARK YOUR CALENDAR. REMEMBER MOM AND WE’LL SEE YOU THERE.

 

 

 

 

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New Cover. Same Story. On Sale.

New Cover. Same Story. On Sale.

From my sister blog — It’s All About the Books!  Ariel’s Cottage is on sale through Easter Sunday for only 99 cents.

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Last Free Day – Hurry!

For those of you who don’t follow my Novels, Novellas, Ebooks & Children’s Literature page on Facebook, or seen the other free kindle sites in FB’s many group, or visited Goodreads to see my blog, you may not have noticed that my Kindle edition of Ariel’s Cottage, A Price for Love, has been available for FREE.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY.  You still have time to go to Amazon and download it you Kindle app.New PfL FrontBookCoverPreview.do

This is a powerful suspense-filled romance.  It’s not your everyday romance, hunky type of story.  This has grit. It’s a bit risqué, and does have some tender, loving moments, but it’s filled with suspense.  How could it not?

Ariel is in the Witness Protection Program.  She’s survived a horrendous ordeal when seventeen years old.  She’s experienced abandonment from most of those she though loved her and has totally lost her trust in love.  She’s a victim barely brought back from the regression her experience caused.  She’s stuck at seventeen mentally and emotionally because that’s where her last happy moments lived.  Now at twenty-two, secluded in a country cottage, reclusive and agoraphobic she is surviving on aid from the WITSEC program, a disability allotment and meager royalties from her little novels.  With funds low she devises a plan to help pay for her needs by inviting her delivery men to aid by offering the only thing she has to give in return.

After all she’s been through and knowing she still has much to overcome, she tries to make it therapeutic.  Her experiences bring on flashbacks of her ordeal as she remembers the worst she’d forgotten.  Her only reprieve is her true love for Jerry, the eighteen year old who helps with yard work and minor chores around her place.  She doesn’t feel older, and he doesn’t see her any different from any other girl he would ask out.  And he is falling in love with her in the way only an eighteen year old hunk can on his way to a big college and an awesome career.  But things had already began to affect Ariel due to her strong sixth sense.  And a puppy is found that leads trouble her way.  Fear of her identity being discovered puts her further on edge.

Meeting Deputy Danny Pullard, when he inquires about the puppy, gives her more to worry about.  But Danny is struck and can’t forget her, feeling the fate of the criminal actions around her put her in his care.  Something from his past also draws him to her.  Then a shock occurs making him aware of her fragility.  The events that follow make all their lives turn in a new direction.  And how will come out will depend on secrets and agreements Ariel has bound Jerry and Danny to as neither knows her involvement with the other.  She loves them both, but realizes she will have to choose.  As she begins to change, recovering from the girl she once was to the woman she’s becoming, she has a lot to dwell on while these two men becomes friends, fighting to protect her from an unseen enemy she suspects is her greatest fear.

If you download it today, or purchase it at a later date, please make a comment on Amazon about your reading experience.  The Kindle is supposed to be offered for Free after today, when the book is purchased, per the Matchbox Deal.  So, if you have a gift you need to get for Valentine’s Day, or any time, consider this emotional roller-coaster of a story.  The ending will shock you, in a good way.

http://www.amazon.com/Price-Love-Judith-Victoria-Douglas-ebook/dp/B007RGJ7Q8

(Some comments taken from reviews posted.JVD)

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One and Two-day Free Kindles

TODAY FOR ONE DAY ONLY, FREE KINDLE
ONE UNICORN WISH – an adult fantasy  Just click the picture.

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For all those who downloaded the free copy of Where the Horses Run, Book I, Mass Extinction last weekend, on Saturday and Sunday only, December 21 & 22, the FREE copy of BOOK II, SACRED HILLS will be available.  Click the picture.H2FrontBookCoverPreview.do copy

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FREE in Celebration of the Horse

In celebration of yesterday’s National Day of the Horse.
TODAY & TOMORROW ONLY – DEC. 14-15 – FREE
LOOKING FOR REVIEWS
IF there is a good number interested then Book II will be available soon.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A8WB518

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NEW Long-Awaited Release

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

I know you will be thankful for this.  I certainly am.  I’ve been waiting all day for them to be posted on Amazon.

You know all those blogs posts I haven’t been writing?  Well, you get this instead.  This is what I’ve been doing every minute I wasn’t asleep.  Writing books is my first priority and when it flows I don’t interrupt the muse except for absolute necessities (yes, some social media is, unfortunately, an absolute for authors).  So don’t think about visiting me right now.  Give me a couple of weeks.

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Here it is, the fantasy for the inner child in every grownup.  Young Adults, New Adults and every other adult of any age thereafter will  enjoy this one, along with those dedicated older readers who are savvy about words (or don’t mind using a dictionary) and love to read.

ONE UNICORN WISH is now available through the publisher at  https://www.createspace.com/4378513. The price is $17.00.  Visit the ebook store page and LIKE it so it will pop up on Facebook.  If you purchase through them it will post an announcement on your Facebook page so all your friends will know.

Also visit its Amazon page (no LOOK INSIDE yet) – http://www.amazon.com/Unicorn-Wish-Judith-Victoria-Douglas/dp/1491204001/   It’s already at a reduced price, but see the posting below for another Amazon discount (its on the Amazon book page).

If you prefer Kindle (it  has the LOOK INSIDE with Prologue and first six chapters!). The regular price is $5.99, BUT for this weekend only, Friday, November 29 to Monday, December 2, it will be free.  http://www.amazon.com/Unicorn-Wish-Judith-Victoria-Douglas-ebook/dp/B00GZ29ZOE  

I hope to get a few reviews from the downloads, but…well…I know people.  I’m too often disappointed.  It would be especially nice if this novel brings about a change. Please consider it. It’s a form of word-of-mouth that helps get the message about it out there.

And illustrators, I’d love to see some of your pictures. I’ll post them on this blog about the images readers have imagined of the characters, places and events. It would be a lot of fun and a great pleasure for me.

I hope everyone enjoys reading this novel as much as I enjoyed writing it. Happy Reading!

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FROM AMAZON PAGE FOR BOOK – How to get this has a connective link on the page.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an extra 30% off any book offered by Amazon.com from now until December 1st. Enter code BOOKDEAL at checkout.  Restrictions apply (I don’t know what those are). (Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible audiobooks.)

 

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Three Editions~Same Story~New Covers

The same suspense-filled romance will be reposted on Amazon and other sites with new covers this week ~ Ariel’s Cottage, the book, and A Price for Love, the Large Print book and Kindle editions.

While I loved the other cover I found too many covers made from the same CreateSpace template and thought a change would help show more clearly what the story contains.  I wanted Ariel’s Cottage to reflect the romance, the beautiful setting where all the trouble in Ariel’s life occurred around her cottage.  For A Price for Love I wanted the investigative side of the story to show.

Each title has its own cover because of the particulars in the order of their publication.  They are original designs not initially used, but after all the work they do represent the story much better.  I tried a couple in a field, standing together or holding hands, but it just didn’t do it for me.  I tried more provocative poses, but couldn’t make them work either.

If you like them or hate them, I’d really like to know.  This is a big step, but I’d love fans’ opinions.  I have one other choice for Ariel’s Cottage similar to the one used but with the magnifying glass showing something of interest under the lean-to of her single garage, changing the landscape a bit.  If I thought you’d vote, I’d post it.  Give me a clue to your interest (or not).

Read a synopsis at the  site for Ask David HERE.  The Amazon sites are:  www.amazon.com/dp/147764671X for Ariel’s Cottage and www.amazon.com/dp/1470048884 for A Price for Love where the Kindle is also posted.  Click on the picture to see it enlarged and read the back covers (which say the same thing (same story).

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Three New Kindles

Everyone is familiar with my children’s novel with the bubble mosaic photo on the cover, Tree & Sky, An Introduction to the Secrets of Meshyah’s World…right?    Sure you are.  That’s why I have now gone beyond putting BookCover4T&Sthe book on Kindle.  I have published each story in the book separately on Kindle, only $.99 each, and each with their cover photo in bubble mosaic.

There are two more stories in the making.  There will also be a second edition of the book with all five stories for the five-year journal Shy, Jazz and Ozzie are completing.  Each story tells a lot about their world ~ what it’s like to live under a great Megadome on Antarctica…in the future.

What?  Not curious?  How will you know if their journal gets sent back in time successfully?   You know, to warn every one of what’s coming and how it all turns out?  And how will you know what the future world is like when you read DOME (due out early 2014) ~ an adventure in discovery of the child-written journal in a basement used books store and where it all leads?  Like the reviews have said, it’s recommended for adults, also.  So think about it as you continue reading.

Since the trend these days is to get all the free stuff you can (especially for books), and a really low price is a tolerable second, I thought I’d offer, for the electronic age mind, short readings at the lowest price possible, and almost free.  For every book you buy, as the author, I earn a whopping ten cents for all the work I did to make it for you and your child’s enjoyment.  That’s because the object is for the stories to be read, not for me to get rich.  I gave up that dream a long time ago…when I started writing, in fact.

Miracle Belle Front BookCoverPreview.doAfter the success of Miracle Belle, A Horse with a Secret, being pulled from the anthology and put in the e-book format, I thought I’d try again.  In fact, I have other stories ready for Kindle, but only awaiting a few illustrations or proper cover.  And I plan to put everything on Kindle first while awaiting those myriad of things necessary to complete a book for publication.  Always good to have a plan.

The first story from Tree & Sky is The Tree on My House, and introduces the series, The Secrets of Meshyah’s World.  You will love the
Bk 1, #1 Front BookCoverPreview.do Kindlecharacters through this charming story of finding a plant growing on the rooftop patio of Shy’s home and watching it grow.  It  overtakes the side of the house and the walkway below.  It becomes  a special visitation site for many of the multicultural residents living under the dome, giving them hope.  You see, trees are now rare in their world and only those transplanted and grown under the dome are surviving.  That’s pretty special considering it’s Antarctica.  You will enjoy Shy’s relationship with her grandfather and the name the children give the tree.  Now, remember Kindle and $.99.  Sure, use the excuse its for your kids, but you will enjoy reading it, I promise.  There’s something about ten-year olds…ya know?

The Day the Sky Fell is the second story in the series, The Secrets of Meshyah’s World.  You will experience being under the dome when Bk 1, #2 Front BookCoverPreview.dosomething goes wrong and part of it collapses and crushes a house.  Homes under the dome are two-story and made of concrete (the new kind that’s not dangerous), so being crushed by a giant cable from the dome is really something.   You will also enjoy Shy’s eleventh birthday party.  That’s when she officially becomes Meshyah Bluebird Garcia.  It’s her Native American name, given to her by her grandfather, who shares lots of stories with her about life in the Before Times, including his tribe’s history.

You’ll learn more of their world under the protective dome in Antarctica as Sky and her friends. Jazz and Ozzie, tell aspects of life Under a Honeycomb Sky.  You will wish you could visit there.  In these trying times we are experiencing now, the children’s life there seems idyllic.  It does take a lot of work to support it, as they learn.  Remember, the threesome telling it are now Bk 1, #3 Front BookCoverPreview.dotwelve-year olds and have no memory of the world as we know it.

With the next two stories you will learn what happened in the world, in the Before Times, to make all the problems we’re experiencing today much worse in Code Name: Starburst.  The last story for the five-year journal, The Great Migration, details the move of the worlds’ surviving population to their assigned dome and the village under it where they’ll be housed.  Antarctica only has three Megadomes, but there are others around the world.

Once you’ve read these stories you will have more knowledge and a better understanding of our largest continent, Antarctica, and why the first  megadome will be built there.  Well, the first one after the one in the Black Hills (a hint of what’s to come in DOME).

The second edition novel, simply titled The Secrets of Meshyah’s World, will come out with all five stories once  completed.  Three more novellas will follow with adventures for Shy, Jazz and Ozzie as they grow up.  And all will be on Kindle.  I know you will enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy all the work creating them.  So, watch for DOME, the adult edition of finding the journal in the past, when it comes out early next year.  It has a couple of the main characters from my novel trilogy, Where the Horses Run ~ the ones who live or travel to the Black Hills in South Dakota (another hint; not a spoiler).

Happy reading while saving money!

P.S. I don’t have a Kindle either, but I do have Kindle iCloud on my iMac computer.  It downloaded from Amazon for FREE.  Check out the last of the related articles for more information.

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A New Publication on Kindle

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Just published on Kindle this morning.  Available  on Amazon, only $.99!  It appears in my anthology, Twisted Vine, but I thought YA and older could find it and enjoy it more this way.  A small booklet is now available (as of 7/13/13), priced at $3.75, but Amazon now has it for $3.56 with free shipping.  It’s dedicated to all horse lovers and is a spin-off of my trilogy, Where the Horses Run, following long after that story is over.  If you’ve read Book I, Mass Extinction, you will understand this one a little better.  Book II, Sacred Hills will be release later this summer.  If you want to see both books click here.

The Look Inside feature isn’t there for the book yet, but it is for the Kindle edition.  The synopsis is available on Amazon, as usual.

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‘Tis the Season

ETWA Anthology full cover copy‘Tis the Season is an East Texas Writer’s Association Anthology.  It’s release date is June 25.  Its price is $14.99.  It will be available on Amazon, also in Kindle, and Barnes and Noble, also in Nook.  Purchase from the publisher, White Bird Publishing,  http://www.whitebirdpublishing.com, is also available.

The book contains a group of short stories and poems of various genres written by writers in East Texas.

There are four of my works included:

Traveling Sands is a flash fiction. It won second place in a club contest.  It had a word limit and a bottle of sand as the prompter.  It’s magic in this case.

Sweet Cherie Pie is a romantic short story.  It begins with the sentence that placed fifth, by readers vote, out of ten top Writer’s Digest magazine editor’s choices from among four thousand entries.  The story begged to be written.

I also have two poems.  I Dream of Horses is from Book I of my Where the Horses Run trilogy, and O My Heart! is from the second novella, If I Could Only Sparkle, in my book Painted Tree: Two Novellas.

These four are also included in my own Anthology, Twisted Vine, which will be available soon.

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