Saturday, October 14, 2017

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!


Hosted by Bookhounds


My brand new upper-YA paranormal (superheroes) book
is available in ebook and print formats, also on Kindle Unlimited:

Vada’s To-Do List:

- Turn 18 (check!)
- Register super name
- Order supersuit
- Attend superhero indoctrination
- Graduate high school
- Start kicking criminal tail

Vada Lawson can’t wait to be a superhero. Born into a family with special powers, she’s been training to fight criminals and villains her whole life. But her indoctrination into the underground super community is derailed when normals start breaking out in superpowers themselves.

Not trained to control their new abilities, the normals are frightened and vulnerable. Then their mutilated corpses begin turning up all over town. What the heck?

Somehow, with the help—and hindrance—of an annoying newly-minted super named Orion, Vada has to stop the chaos before it destroys her and everything she holds dear…and ruins her superhero debut.

No one ever said that being a superhero was easy…
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Drumroll please...

MASKED is LIVE!


My brand new upper-YA paranormal (superheroes) book
is available in ebook and print formats, also on Kindle Unlimited:

AMAZON
Vada’s To-Do List:

- Turn 18 (check!)
- Register super name
- Order supersuit
- Attend superhero indoctrination
- Graduate high school
- Start kicking criminal tail

Vada Lawson can’t wait to be a superhero. Born into a family with special powers, she’s been training to fight criminals and villains her whole life. But her indoctrination into the underground super community is derailed when normals start breaking out in superpowers themselves.

Not trained to control their new abilities, the normals are frightened and vulnerable. Then their mutilated corpses begin turning up all over town. What the heck?

Somehow, with the help—and hindrance—of an annoying newly-minted super named Orion, Vada has to stop the chaos before it destroys her and everything she holds dear…and ruins her superhero debut.

No one ever said that being a superhero was easy…

Current Giveaways

To celebrate the release, I am hosting or participating in several different giveaways for a variety of prizes. Check them out!
Plus 2 Rafflecopter giveaways:
And finally, I want to thank my ARC Team, all of the bloggers who are hosting the Masked blitz this week, and anyone who will be participating in the YABound & Rock Star tours that are coming up. You guys are *super* fabulous and I'm so excited to share Cyper City with all of you!


WRITING PROGRESS:
I am working on the second Superheroes UnderCover book while also editing my submission to the Craving Christmas contemporary romance anthology. Then I will jump back into Everealm to work on Song of Shadows. I will have a cover for that book soon.

Until next time!
~J.D.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Book Swag!

I've been a busy bee over here, preparing for Masked's release. I love my book cover so much that I have put it on nearly everything! Most of this stuff is for giveaways and I'm eager to share it so be on the lookout for those, starting on release day August 15th!

But first, I have to show you the paperback copy of the book that just came today. I think my favorite part is the cute little scene break graphics. What about you?




P.S. Signed copies are on the list of giveaway items I'll be gifting in the next few weeks.


Next up are the book posters!


These are 11x17 so they're bigger than they look in the photo. I'll be signing these for giveaways!




And we also have the custom-designed coffee mugs!


Mug Country, a fabulous shop on Etsy, created these just for me to give away to you! I have over 2 dozen of them and will be using them in the tour giveaways and others. They have the "Reading Is My Superpower" on one side and book title info on the other. Don't they look awesome with the book posters?




But that isn't all...


Bookmarks are on the way to me and I'm planning to put the cover on some cute little keychains too. Am I missing any book swag? What kind of swag do you prefer? I'm always open to ideas. :)

~J.D.

Monday, July 31, 2017

August Grow Team Giveaway!

NOTE from J.D.: I'm participating in an awesome giveaway (below). If you've previously signed up for my newsletter, you get a free entry because you're already on my list!


Love reading & reviewing? Like finding new authors?

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We have 29 authors of varying genres who would love to find new readers! Why join a team? (Or lots of teams?) There are so many perks...like FREE books, advanced notice of sales, giveaways, and new releases. Let's not forget the swag and signed books so many authors give to their team as a reward for the support.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

The Cover is HERE!

Check them out!




Don't forget to add it to your TBR! 

A few things coming up:

Book Blitz with Xpresso Tours!
   - August 15-21
   - Giveaway: I'll be giving away a coffee mug specially designed for my giveaways plus a $10
     Amazon gift card!
   - Sign up here: http://xpressobooktours.com/2017/07/21/blitz-sign-up-masked-by-j-d-wright/

Book Tour with YABound!
   - August 28 - September 1
   - Reviews, Excerpts, & Promo posts will be available
   - Giveaway: I'll be giving away another coffee mug and gift card!
   - Sign-up here: http://yaboundbooktours.blogspot.com/2017/07/blog-tour-sign-up-masked-by-jd-wright.html

Goodreads Giveaway!
   - July 31- August 14
   - Giving away a paperback copy of Masked.

ARCs!
   - For those on my ARC team, you can expect to receive your review copies on/around August 5th. I have to wait for the publisher to give me the file. As soon as I get it, I'll send it out!
   - I can still take a couple more reviewers. If you would like to be added to the list, please fill out this form. You do not have to review on a blog. Amazon/Goodreads reviews are just as welcome.
   - Thank you so much to everyone who has already signed up!


That's all for now. I am getting super anxious to share Vada and Nick with you!

~J.D.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Craving Soldiers is Out NOW!


NOW AVAILABLE!!

Craving Soldiers: An Anthology

Who doesn't love a man in uniform?

Authors: A. Gorman, Cristina Slough, Delisa Lynn, Genevieve Lynne, J.D. Wright, J.G. Sumner, Kenadee Bryant, S. Valentine, Shannon Nemechek, Shelly Morgan




 
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|Description|

Are you bold enough to bite the bullet?

Soldiers have never been this enticing.

They demand our attention. The confidence they exude is undeniable. 

Uniformed bad boys. Thrill-seekers who thrive on taking calculated risks, brave enough to face death without even blinking. 

They are disciplined, focused, fearless, their absolute commitment to their country the proof of how strong they truly are.

These are the tales of the toughest men, the most resilient women, ready to fight for what they want—for what they believe in.

Craving Soldiers? Get ready to be blown away.



|About the Series|

The bad has never felt so good, and the good has never been this tempting…

We all need it. We all crave it. The unexpected. The freedom of letting all your inhibitions go. It’s the thrill of being led to the edge, testing the limits, wondering if and when you’ll be pushed over. It’s the rush of the unknown. The bittersweet of tasting the forbidden when you know it’s undeniably bad for you. It consumes you, possesses you, and seduces you with its decadence, the desire for wickedly bad things.

Craving is a NEW series of anthologies of sinfully seductive bad boys and scandalously wild bad girls—all ready to ignite your deepest desires by letting you experience the daring side of romance.

So...What are you craving?



|About the Authors|
A. Gorman
A. Gorman was born and raised in small community in Central Indiana. She left the slow moving life of the country for the fast-paced city life after high school. After spending twelve years in the city and becoming a mother to two wild and crazy kids, she chose to move back to the peace and quiet of the country after marrying the man of her dreams and gaining three more children.
As an avid reader, A. never set out to be an author since she’s a full time editor for several incredible authors. However, after editing one day, a voice started talking to her and talking and talking. She decided to sit down and write what she had to say, and it turns out she had a lot to say. Then that one voice turned to two. And another story come to life. Not believing that anything she was writing was publishable, she asked a few friends to critique her manuscript…and now she’s the proud author of the Their Sins series, with several more series and standalones planned.
When she’s not corralling their five kids and two dogs or out in their garden, you can find her at her desk editing or writing her next novel with a cup of coffee and classical music cranked up on her iPad. While she loves reading, A. is addicted to all things British, coffee, and gummy bears—in no particular order.

Christina Slough
Novelist, movie addict, and animal lover, Cristina Slough is the author of: Till Death Us Do Part, her debut novel.
Cristina has always been a bookworm, rarely seen without a pen and paper in her hand, she loves delving into a literacy fictional world of her own.
At the age of 11, her junior school teacher told her mother that she would be wasting her life if she didn’t become an author. Throughout her teenage years and beyond, her parents spurred her on to keep writing. She later began a career in commercial real estate, working in London’s West End, a corporate bubble where she was unable to fuel her passion to write.
It was on her Californian honeymoon in 2012 that the bug to write was becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. After visiting Yosemite National Park she was inspired by the natural beauty of the land that surrounded her. Holding a special place in her heart, Yosemite would later be written into her debut novel.
She finally gave up the ‘big smoke’ when her son, Lucas, was born in October 2013.
When Lucas was a newborn, Cristina was told to sleep when the baby sleeps. She never could. There was a calling inside her to write. After getting to grips with her new role as a mother, she began working a psychological thriller, but she couldn’t fully connect to the characters she created. She ditched the manuscript and started Till Death Us Do Part (Limitless Publishing, 2015).
Cristina is married to Adam, who runs a successful business; together they share their Bedfordshire home with their son, crazy white German Shepherd and three spoiled cats. They can be found trekking through woodlands, or around the many shops Cristina loves to explore. As a family, they love to travel frequently, the United States being a firm favourite.

Delisa Lynn
Delisa Lynn grew up in Columbus Ohio, she is currently residing in Western New York with her husband and fur daughter Sophie. During the day she works as a Medical Assistant and at night, she types away on her laptop, allowing her characters to escape her mind. Pink is her favorite color, and she loves anything animal print. She loves traveling, shopping and baking. When Delisa isn’t working or writing you can catch her snuggled up with her kindle reading about her newest book boyfriend.

Genevieve Lynne
Genevieve Lynne grew up in a small Texas town where everyone knew each other and gossip was considered a legitimate news source. She was raised on heaping helpings of southern cooking, sweet tea, hot summer nights at the lake and maternal guilt. Even after moving to Austin to pursue her bachelor’s degree in English at The University of Texas, she never could shake the small town out of her. She’s still working on the guilt thing.
Genevieve loves to incorporate the charm of close, crazy families and small-town life into her stories. She now lives in Fort Worth with her husband and three sons.

Kenadee Bryant
Currently lives in a small town called Mesquite, Nevada. She is going to college to be an English teacher and writes on the side. When she isn’t busy with school work or writing new books she likes to hang out with her family, do things outdoors, and read whatever she can get her hands on.

J.D. Wright
J.D. Wright is a military wife, mother of four, and author of paranormal and fantasy romance books filled with strong-willed heroines, swoon-worthy heroes, and sprinkled with humor and adventure. J.D. creates artistry in many ways, as a baker and cake artist by day and author by night. You can usually find her typing away at the computer or covered in frosting.
Since discovering she has a knack for writing, J.D. has so far written and self-published eight books of the Everealm and Songs of Everealm Series and is now venturing into the world of paranormal with her new superhero-themed series. She is an avid reader and lover of all things romance so she always includes a good love story in her paranormal and fantasy novels.

JG Sumner
JG Sumner was born and raised in Southern California, and went to Nursing School in San Diego, where she earned her RN. She then began working as an ICU nurse. While working full-time, she went back to school to earn her bachelor’s degree in Nursing as well as her master’s degree in Nursing at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Most recently, she worked as a supervisor in a major trauma center in the San Diego area. JG made the decision to leave her position at the end of 2012 to be at home with her three boys, dogs, and to pursue her writing career—a dream that was born long before she ever thought about being a nurse.
She loves snowboarding, traveling, reading, hiking, kickboxing, spending time with her family and her dogs, and pretty much anything outdoors.
JG has a very dry sense of humor, and should never be taken too seriously. She loves to hear from her fans and even those who aren't and would love to hear your opinion on her books.
She is also the author of A Shot in the Dark the prequel to Into the Light, and the Surrender Trilogy coming this summer.
I love to hear from my readers.
Website/Blog: www.JGSumner.com

S. Valentine
Valentine grew up in England. Studying English language and literature, as well as law, she worked in a solicitors for many years before moving to Spain. She does however still visit the UK, which in a way, will always be home.
Returning to her lifelong passion of writing books, she’s also a weekly columnist for The Ibizan newspaper on: lifestyle and fashion. Her other interests include reading, shopping and a nice glass of wine to shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Dexter, Gossip Girl and SATC. She’s a social media addict, and loves connecting with new people.
For more information, please visit: www.s-valentine.wix.com/books. If you join her newsletter, you will be the first to receive sneak peeks of chapters, teasers, news, giveaway prizes and more!

Shannon Nemechek
Shannon started her writing career while still serving in the US Army. As an NCO in the Army she led and trained soldiers.
Shannon grew up in Macomb, IL where she graduated from High School in 1987 and soon after joined the US Army. Shannon served from 1987 to 2015 during Operation Desert Storm and during Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In April 2015 Shannon retired from the US Army with 23 years of service as a Unit Supply Sergeant in several Army units overseas and the United States. She served as a US Army Recruiter for 4 years and she holds a degree in clinical psychology and has been awarded multiple awards during her Army service. She is a mother of 4 children and a grandma to 2 beautiful grand-daughters. She has been married 24 years to her husband, Ken. They reside in Staunton, IL a small town along Old Route 6.
Website/Newsletter: http://www.shannonnemechek.com
Readers Group Shannon’s Sinful Sirens: http://www.facebook.com/groups/603162766528399

Shelly Morgan
I hope you all enjoyed this short story. And I hope that someday soon, I can bring you more of Enzo and Brook. And maybe her sexy rocker brother, too. ;)
Thank you for your support and for reading my work. This story was an idea I’ve had for a little while and only really came to life when I heard about this anthology. And even though I know I have other stories that I need to get out to you all, (soon, I promise) I’m so glad I was able to write this story. And hopefully, you all agree with me!
Be sure to check out my website below for more about my other books and to keep up-to-date on any new releases coming up.
Thanks again!


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Friday, April 28, 2017

Announcements!

Good evening, everyone!

I've been a busy bee over here. You'd never know it from how quiet I've been, but when I'm silent it's usually because I'm knee-deep in writing. And boy, have I been!

I'm taking part in a contemporary romance anthology through my new publisher. It's military themed and will contain a collection of short stories with the same theme. Also, I am currently about 70% through my first full-length contemporary romance novel. I've never written contemporary before so it's a big change from fantasy and paranormal. I'm also playing around with 1st person POV and learning new writing methods.


Here are some updates on current and future projects:

July 11, 2017 - Craving: Soldiers Anthology will be released!
 - My short story is about two Navy sailors getting a second chance at love. Aww...

August 15, 2017 - Masked will be released!
 - I'm still waiting on the cover and will start working with the editor mid-June.
 - As soon as ARCs are available, my ARC team will be the first to know!


Projects I'm working on now:

~ Masked Sequel (unnamed)
 - I'm over halfway through the second book of the Superheroes Undercover series. I've paused in writing but will pick it up after my editor and I finish working on the first book.

~ Contemp. Romance (unnamed)
 - At around 70%. This was actually supposed to be another anthology submission (holiday themed) but once I got started, I just couldn't stop at 10,000 words! It's a fake date romance set in the South.

~ Song of Shadows (Songs of Everealm - Book Four)
 - I'm on Chapter 17 at the moment. I am tweaking the plot a bit for the next book-and-a-half to add more variety to the storyline. Turns out, a short break from Everealm was exactly what I needed to get my creative juices flowing!


Don't forget to join my mailing list if you haven't already. It's on the right side of the page, at the top. When it gets closer to Masked's release date, I will start sending out newsletters more regularly.

That's all for now. I'm super excited about the stuff I'm working on this year. If you have any book recommendations, let me know! I'm always on the hunt for a new book to read. :)

~J.D.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Meet the Cyper City Supers!

Masked will feature a whole new group of superhero characters and here is a little info on a few of them:


**Actual concept art created by C. Secrest with templates**

Vada  (a.k.a. Majestic)

Name: Vada Renee Lawson
Age: 18
Occupation: High School Senior & Hero-to-be
Parents: Bill & Michelle (a.k.a. Siege & Comet)
Siblings: Josh & Garret

Bio: Vada is finally turning 18 and eligible to register her own super name, Majestic. A master of martial arts and tumbling, she is ready to kick some criminal ass and look good doing it!

Likes: Action movies, fantasy books, gummy bears, and motorcycles
Dislikes: Crime, waiting for graduation, and her annoying younger brother's attempts to sneak into her room

Aspirations: She wants to be the best superhero that Cyper City has ever known. And she's trained since birth to do just that. So don't get in her way!

Nick  (a.k.a. Orion)

Name: Nicholas Grayson
Age: 18
Occupation: High School Senior & Athlete
Parents: Phillip Grayson (District Attorney) & Deceased Mother
Siblings: No Known Siblings

Bio: Nick has been well-liked and popular since he was old enough to catch a football. His father is the city's D.A. and Nick's life has been a series of galas and parties, less since the death of his mother. But after a seemingly harmless party favor gives him a special ability, Nick's life is turned upside down in an instant.

Likes: Sports, comedies, kickboxing, and blondes
Dislikes: Being alone and pretty much every vegetable

Aspirations: Nick hadn't decided if college was in his future or not, but now he's seriously considering a career of the crime-fighting sort!

Henley  (a.k.a. Eden)

Name: Henley Jean Abernathy
Age: 18
Occupation: High School Senior
Parents: Julia & Howard Abernathy
Siblings: None

Bio: Henley's life has been a series of disappointments. Her parents are idiots and in the middle of a nasty divorce. But just when she thinks things are hopeless, a mysterious guy hands her the key to getting everything she wants...

Likes: Being the center of attention, collecting pretty things, the color green, and dancing
Dislikes: Homework and being told 'no'

Aspirations: Henley wants her independence and to live in luxury for the rest of her life

Victor (a.k.a. Velocious)

Name: Victor Cursey
Age: 19
Occupation: High School Senior (when he goes)
Parents: He'd rather not say
Siblings: No Known Siblings

Bio: Victor isn't your typical teenage boy. Raised by his father (a villain in hiding) and the local drug dealer, he tries to stay under the radar so as not to get caught. That is, until a certain sexy vixen enters his life. Then, all bets are off!

Likes: Reading, motorcycles, swords, and the color black
Dislikes: Authority and doing his father's dirty work

Aspirations: Considering his main job for the past eight years has been distributing illegal drugs, he doesn't have high aspirations for himself. He just wants to keep his girl safe and escape from under his father's shadow.

James (Codename: Whiskey)

Name: Jameson (James) Bennett
Age: 18
Occupation: High School Senior & Supertech
Parents: Charles & Tracy Bennett
Siblings: Sasha & Charlie

Bio: James is a supertech and Vada's best friend. He was arrested at the age of 10 for hacking into government databases but has since pinky-promised not to do it, again. Yeah, right.

Likes: Video games, collecting t-shirts, and pizza
Dislikes: Broccoli and losing to diamondintheruff14 (his gaming nemesis)

Aspirations: As Majestic's agent, he hopes to make her the very best hero this city's ever seen. Oh, and beat his own record of eating a large pizza in under 5 minutes.

Vortex

Name: Unknown
Age: 19
Occupation: Aerokinesis Super
Parents: Unknown
Siblings: Unknown

Bio: Vortex finds enjoyment in most anything he does, even the late nights spent training to be a superhero. With his air superpower, he's the kind of ally you want on your side in a fight.

Likes: Food, sports, and red heads
Dislikes: He's pretty much open to anything, especially if food is involved

Aspirations: To get his photo on a hero super card one day.

Gypsy

Name: Unknown
Age: 18
Occupation: Psychic
Parents: Unknown
Siblings: Unknown

Bio: Gypsy sees things. Sometimes they're things that she doesn't want to see. That's her gift and curse. Her visions began in middle school and have been reoccurring since.

Likes: Dancing, reading, and the color purple
Dislikes: Depressing visions and exercise

Aspirations: As the first in her family to choose to work in the field, rather than behind the scenes, she wants to put her power to good use and save lives!



Masked (Book One) -- Coming Soon!

Good afternoon!

I just wanted to give an update on the new project. The book is finished and with the proofreader. I will be submitting it to a publishing company to see if there is any interest in getting this new series published in the more traditional way. In the meantime, here is the description for book one of the series: Masked!

~J.D.

Synopsis


Vada’s To-Do List:
- Turn 18 (check!)
- Register super name
- Order supersuit
- Attend superhero indoctrination
- Graduate high school
- Start kicking criminal tail!

Vada Lawson isn’t your average teenager. She’s a superhero. Well, almost. Her famous super parents made her promise to graduate high school first but after that… It’s on! She’s been training for this her entire life and she can’t wait to put on the mask and start defending Cyper City against all criminals, humans and supervillains alike. There’s just one small problem…

Someone has been doing the impossible—giving normals a drug that causes them to gain superpowers. As if that weren’t crazy enough, there is also a mad doctor on the loose, kidnapping supers and experimenting on them before dumping their bodies around the city. When Vada’s parents learn about this, they’re more than a little uneasy about letting their teenage daughter roam the streets, searching for bad guys. Especially, since it seems that supers are the new targets.

No matter who this devilish villain may be, Vada isn’t about to let them interfere with her future career as a superhero. Teaming up with her supertech agent, a couple of friendly supers (and one that she’d much rather leave behind!), Vada is determined to stop the murders and save her fellow supers from the clutches of the mysterious mad doctor. Along the way, she makes some allies, a couple enemies, a few mistakes, but most importantly—a difference.

No one ever said that being a superhero was easy…

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Now Presenting...

My new site!

After eight novels set in the fantasy world of Everealm, I have decided to branch out into other genres and story settings. Since my previous blog was primarily focused on everything Everealm, I have created a new site to showcase my other works. Don't worry, the Everealm Series site isn't going anywhere and will still be used to update that world of books. This one, however, will highlight my other ventures.

So welcome aboard!

~J.D.