Anniversary Celebration ~ Ends Tonight

I’m sorry to see my celebration come to a close, but tonight is the night 😦  Soul Reborn’s sale will cease as of midnight tonight, so if you haven’t gotten your copy yet, now is the time.  This was a one time only sale for this price.  I do have a signed print copy to give away, so leave a comment on any of the posts, and your name will be entered to win.  Links here:

A Year in Review: How it all began…. @Crescent Moon Press

I have a contract. NOW WHAT?

This post, of course 🙂

So I had my contract >  I painstakingly edited my book > Release day arrived >My nail-biting first reviews…

So what comes next in an author’s life you ask, besides the massive amounts of blog promotions, giveaways, interviews etc…  It’s conference TIME!!

Some of you are aware of Authors After Dark.  The fabulous Stella Price started these conferences back in 2009.  The first hosted by Jacquelyn Frank, who amazingly intruded me the paranormal romance genre.  Noah was the first book that swept me away and I haven’t looked back. I attended that conference as a writer/reader and had the wonderful opportunity to meet the author that changed my life.  Truly!  I love the genre so much I started to write it.

What better conference to attend now that I was an author. AAD Philly 2011 —  My first conference as an author: My first panels; My first as a featured author at the Mythos Ball; and My first Book Signing. I was so grateful to meet authors and bloggers that I have an amazing amount of admiration.  Yes, I was able to meet Lara Adrian.  One of my favorite!  Here are some of the pictures from the conference.

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The conference went off without a hitch.  Well, that’s not entirely true.  At the Mythos Ball, I had handed out cute little pink change purses with a key ring.  Each purse had a key or prize inside.  I painstakingly put keys on about 100 purses.  Only one had the magic silver key.  Yes, I promise it was out there, but for the life of everyone– we couldn’t find that key.  We scoured every pink bag in the place and no one came forward to collect their Egyptian Treasure Chest – Kindle, Egyptian Tarot Cards, Print Copy of Soul Reborn.  I came home without a winner, so I reposted the giveaway on my blog and thankfully was able to give my prize to one lucky ADD winner.  Oh, well.  I might just have to try it out again in 2013.

Another lesson I learned this past year is that promotion is just as hard as editing.  It is constant.  If you stop, no one buys your book.  Start promotion before your book is released.  I made the mistake of waiting for that fateful day.  I had to do a lot of catch up in those first few months.  I have met some wonderful people on this journey– bloggers, readers, and fellow authors/writers.  Some that I can honestly call friends even though I’ve never met them in person.

So, now what.  During those months of promotion, I was writing the next book.  Soul Awakened is into the publisher and awaiting edits.  The journey starts all over again and I can’t wait.  I’ve learned from my mistakes, look forward to the new challenges, and will continue to write that “next story.”

Thank you for following my journey and look forward to introducing you to the Key to the Cursed Series:

Soul Reborn

THE HUMAN REALM, HIS BATTLEFIELD

Asar, the Egyptian God of the Underworld, has been tortured and left soulless by a malevolent goddess, relegating him to consume the very thing he was commissioned to protect. Human souls. Now an empty shell of hatred, Asar vows to kill the goddess and anyone involved in her release, but fate crosses his path with a beautiful blonde huntress who has a soul too sweet to ignore.

DEADLY SECRETS BETTER LEFT UNEARTHED

Lilly, fearless commander of the Nehebkau huntresses, is the only thing standing in the way of the goddess’ undead army unleashing hell on earth.  But Lilly has a secret—one she is willing to sell her soul to keep. If the Underworld god discovers her role in the dig that released the goddess, she will lose everything, including his heart.

Soul Awakened

Coming Soon from Crescent Moon Press

LOVE FOR BLOOD OR HONOR

Kendra, a young Egyptian Archeologist and demi-god in waiting, is the key to unlocking Bakari, the Egyptian death god, from his cursed eternal sleep, but by doing so she inadvertently binds herself to him. Her life forever changed, she may have to sacrifice her innocence and possibly her soul to save him before he becomes his family’s worst enemy.

SINS OF THE PAST BECOME SINS OF THE FUTURE

Bakari awakens to a world at war and a woman who has tethered his soul to hers. The god who awakens is not the same after years of torture by his enemies. Kendra is his only hope at salvation, but the question is, does he want it? The only thing standing in his way is Bomani, Legion Commander, who vows to keep him from the one thing he craves—his parvana. His butterfly.

Soul Unleashed  

Coming soon from Crescent Moon Press

FIGHTING FATE HAS CONSEQUENCES

Kit, a Nehebkau huntress, wants nothing to do with her heritage as a god, when it has only caused her suffering and pain. Not to mention her nanny is a foreboding and dangerous God of the Underworld, who tests her conviction.

WHEN CONTROLLING TEMPTATION IS NOT ENOUGH

Kamen has sworn to protect the Mother Goddess’ offspring, but Kit is a handful. Her insistence on thwarting him tests his control. She doesn’t know what she’s playing with— a beast that hungers for her soul. One taste, and her fate is sealed.
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Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter the giveaway and also the SALE ENDS TONIGHT 7/15/12.  

Also, check out my new website:  www.jean-murray.com

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