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Sequel to Never Surrender

Posted by Deanna Jewel on July 20, 2017 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (19)


 

 

Deanna Jewel

Romance Author

 

     I am having so much fun with the sequel to Never Surrender and many of you have been waiting way too long for me to finish this. I'm at 75,000 and have made major progress in the last month.

     I can't spill any of the major life events that Kate and Brandon hit throughout the book, but you will need a box of tissues while you read Final Surrender. Kate's best friend, Monica, plays a role as interpreter for the past lives they've had and how it all weaves together in the present time. Click over to read an excerpt from Final Surrender, but it does come with an R-rating!

     Toward the end of the book, Kate plays matchmaker for Monica and Brandon agrees to set her up for a date with his director (What director? Can't tell you yet!). Both Monica and Cody live 2600 miles away from each other, which is further complicated by the very busy life style each of them has. Is there enough of a spark between them to create a fire when they live that far apart? I'll explore that in book three, Complete Surrender.

     For now, I hope those of you who have not yet read Never Surrender will grab your copy and get started before book two is released later this year. Visit the page links below to learn more about all the characters whose lives are intertwined.



Meet Romance Author Charmaine Gordon!

Posted by Deanna Jewel on January 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Meet Author Charmaine Gordon!


     My friendship with this wonderful, witty woman began a few years ago and she has touched my heart with her personality. Please take a few minutes to read through our post and get to know her. I hope you leave her a comment, she will respond, and don't forget to download your e-copy of her books! Her stories are filled with characters who deal with life issue and resolve their problems that many of us go through daily. Enjoy her! Charmaine, thank you for joining me once again on my blog!
     Deanna, I love chatting with you and getting to know your readers. A brief introduction to your audience first so we get acquainted. In my early life, I was the good daughter, the good wife, the good mom of many children as my pilot husband flew for the Strategic Air Command during the Korean Conflict. Eventually, we became civilians and one day when my youngest only daughter turned sixteen, an actress friend suggested I go to New York City and spread my wings as an actor. I had been in many Community theater plays but never entertained a career before. My husband drew a small map on how to get to the city and I went. Soon I became a small fish in the big talented pond. Daytime Drama was my first venue, shows like One Life to Live for thirteen years, All My Children in and out of this one, Another World, two steady years. Things moved fast in the big city. We lived about thirty miles north, no biggie to drive in back then. Soon offers for movies came in and I was in Working Girl sharing a hot dog with Harrison Ford during a break, meeting the charming Anthony, call me Tony, Hopkins, who also treated me to dine with the stars that day-one month on that movie, When Harry met Sally for a week where I met Carrie Fisher and we all sang during a break. Sweet time for me.
     Then I was in a play Off-Broadway, my voice felt way off. I went to a specialist. I quote the words of doom. “My dear, you have Spasmodic Dysphonia. I fear you have lost your voice.”
     A friend called with the suggestion: “Write a book.” I said, “I don’t know how.” “But you’ve been memorizing scripts for years and you’ve worked with Mike Nichols and Billy Crystal and so didn’t you learn from them?” 
     So that night I had an idea and wrote and wrote and never stopped until The End. Then I sent out query letters with rejections coming back but actors are accustomed to that. No biggie and then!! Vanilla Heart Publishing called me. Yes, they were interested and they wanted more and soon I had a contract. Me with no voice had a contract for a book. I cried! Oh yes, I cried.
     So you see, it can happen to you. Just keep writing, have faith in your work and yourself. And remember what I did. Allow me to introduce The Catch:

Blurb:
     The woman in his bed sat up and shoved him hard. “Time’s up, handsome.”
     Tom Donnelly rolled over and blinked awake.
     “My name’s Vicki in case you’ve forgotten.”
     He attempted his winning grin; it didn’t work, Vicki.  No Vicki came to his muddled mind.  The fog lifted to recall speaking to an escort service for a date.
     Naked, Vicki stalked to the bathroom with an armload of clothes picked up on the way. Five minutes later, money in her tight fist, Vicki came running out the bathroom to scream in his face. “The deal was a thousand dollars. I count five hundred. Where’s the rest?” Hands on voluptuous hips, she glared at him.
     Head pounding from the world’s worst handover, Tom staggered out of bed and lurched to his dresser. Money hidden somewhere under...clothes flew as he searched and came up with a roll of cash. Face flushed, he handed her four hundred fifty dollars. “Sorry. I’ll make it up next time.”
     “Loser. Word gets around, no one’s gonna go with you. Not from the best service in town.” Vicki slammed the front door.
     Tom shook his head. Happy New Year to me. Sunk so low I had to hire a date for the big party. Me, the catch, every girl’s hope reduced to this.


Book 3

     Tom Donnelly, once known as The Catch – every woman’s dream guy, has fallen down every rung of the ladder he once worked so hard to climb. On New Year’s Day, he realizes just how far he’s fallen, and makes a list of resolutions to change his life. He vows to regain the trust lost from his family, his law firm, and his friends – and maybe even find the right woman this time.


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      Thanks, Deanna. My best to all of your readers. I so appreciate this special moment on your blog.

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New Book Release for Natasza Waters - Forever and Ever!

Posted by Deanna Jewel on November 18, 2016 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Natasza Waters



Book Blurb:

When an Ivy League girl falls for a guy from the wrong side of the tracks, all the cards are stacked against them except one. Love refuses to die in Code Name: Forever & Ever.

Harvard graduate Margaret Stines rejects the job offered on a silver platter by her father. With a modeling contract in one hand and her possessions in the other, she leaves the neon lights of Glittertown for San Diego. She’d rather enlist in the Navy than marry the Hollywood wannabe executives her father brings home for dinner. A rebel at heart, Marg is seduced into the arms of a sailor. Only he’s the wrong one and when she meets his best friend Patrick Cobbs, she realizes her impetuous act will crucify her in his eyes.

Patrick is given one chance to leave the slums of San Diego to become a Navy SEAL. Recently graduated from BUD/S training, he and his swim buddy Thane Austen are infallible and cocky, certain they’ll earn their Tridents. While celebrating their success at St. George’s, Patrick meets Marg, but there’s no time to start a slow burn between them when the club goes up in flames. Worlds apart, Pat is the last guy Marg’s anti-military parents want for their daughter. With her grandfather’s name etched on the Wall of the Fallen, Marg’s father will do anything to keep them apart. Pat’s father’s a drunk; his family is poor. He has nothing to offer Marg except the man he wants to become. Only one person believes in them, and he’s dead.
 



Where To Find Natasza

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Kiri Callaghan - Steam Punk Fantasy!

Posted by Deanna Jewel on November 5, 2016 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (1)


Kiri Callaghan
SteamPunk Fantasy

     I'm glad you stopped in to read more about Kiri and I hope you share the post so your friends can learn about her, too! I had the honor of meeting this fellow Doce Blant author in September at our AuthorCon in LA and I loved her energy. Click over to her website and watch her video which will show you even more of what she is about. You'll enjoy the video.
     Her newest release is book one in The Terra Mirum Chronicles and below is the blurb. This is a treasure for those who steampunk and fantasy! Enjoy....but be sure to grab your copies over at Doce Blant or B & N for holiday reading.
Blurb: 
     Following her best friend’s suicide, Alyson Carroll descends into the realm of Dreams and Nightmares. In her quest to find home, she discovers that Charlie might not truly be gone after all, but when she meets Oswin, the prince of Terra Mirum, she must face her own fears and raise an army against The Nightmare Queen, or surrender as the world of dreams is consumed by terror and darkness forever.

WHERE TO FIND KIRI

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Pre-order of New Release by Jamie Salisbury, Everything About You!

Posted by Deanna Jewel on October 17, 2016 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Jamie Salisbury
Romance Author

      Help me to help Jamie make this her best-ever pre-order release! As of Oct 18th, 'Everything About You' releases to the public. You can ORDER NOW for pre-order via the Amazon link below for $3.99. We could help her get onto the best seller list if she has enough pre-orders to boost the book to the top of the list. We can do this! Please use the share buttons below to Tweet, post on FB and Google so the world can find her books. Thank you for being a part of this push for Jamie Salisbury!

Book Blurb:

      Two souls haunted by their past.
     Separate incidents that took place a world apart have brought Audrey Cooper and Lincoln Stewart to the same place...Brighton Cove.
     An international journalist, Audrey is still reeling from her months held captive. Haunted by atrocities no person should be forced to witness, she immerses herself...renovating her great-grandfather's farm house in Brighton Cove where she spent so many memorable summers. Home. A place she feels she can heal and begin again.
     Lincoln moved to Brighton Cove with his late wife to pursue his art. With his wife's sudden and tragic death Lincoln throws himself into his work and his solitude. When his new neighbor appears, he is drawn out of his seclusion with much curiosity and attraction.
     Can these two find love in spite of their dark pasts?


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WHERE TO FIND JAMIE

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Win a Candle From the Surrender Series!

Posted by Deanna Jewel on August 25, 2016 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (1)


We Love Candles!

To help in promoting book one, Never Surrender, along with my Los Angeles book signing over the Labor Day weekend, I'm holding another contest for my readers. You'll win your choice of the candle, candle melts or candle tarts. You can see all of these at Book Scents, so right click that link, open in NEW tab, to hop over and take a peek to make your choice.


On Sept 3rd, I will be at Barnes and Nobel in Burbank, CA  at Burbank Towne Center, 731 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank from 3-5:00 PM. B & N has already ordered my books and they're now in stock so you can grab your copy now and bring it to the book signing. That way you'll have the purchase taken care of. Bring your book to B & N for signing and receive one of my new bronze feather book marks FREE. Here is what they look like:





Contest Rules

1 - Take a photo of YOU holding the

Hard cover or paperback

2 - Email me the photo with your name

and mailing address to deanna.jewel@yahoo.com


I will choose a candle Winner from those emailed photos!

Contest Entries End Sept 7th

I've chosen the end date to allow those who want to purchase the book and still have time to take their photo and email it to me. You can purchase the book from Doce Blant (hard or paperback), in person at B & N in Burbank, or from my website. Perhaps you already own the hard cover or paperback, then just take the photo! Have fun with these. Take YOUR picture with my book at the beach, out on your deck, in your garden, in your favorite chair, with a glass of wine, or wherever makes you happy to sit and read. I'll post the pictures here of all the entries (please type in your email that YES you agree to me posting your pic, or NO DO NOT post my pic) Either way, you will be entered in the contest. I can't wait to see where you like to read!


Thank you all for your support!


Book Signing at Barnes & Noble Sept 3rd!

Posted by Deanna Jewel on August 15, 2016 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Barnes & Nobel Sept 3, 2016

 

     Join us in Burbank CA on Sept 3rd from 3-5:00 PM for our book signing. I'll be joined by five other authors as we welcome you to Barnes & Noble. We love talking with readers about our books and want to meet as many as we can. My book, Never Surrender, is about time travel romance and I hope YOU want to step back in time with Kate and Taima. I'm looking forward to signing YOUR copy and giving you a special beaded book mark and goodie bag!

     Help us get the word out to readers living in the Los Angeles area so we can turn this into a huge party. Please us the SHARE buttons below to shout out to other readers. You never know how far your reach really is. Let's do this! To reward you for your generosity in helping, show us where you shared the post in the CONTEST link below:


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     Thank you all for the help in letting readers know we'll be in their area.

My QR Code to get me on your phone or iPad

Posted by Deanna Jewel on August 12, 2016 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Use my QR Code!


This is how you can get my website onto your phone. It'll allow you to see my book info, news, blog posts and more. I'd love to be in your pocket 24/7 and be carried along with you wherever you go! Thank you to those who already have me on your phone. 

In order to grab the code, you'll need the QR Code app available from the Google Play Store. It's easy to download and then you can grab other QR Codes for products you like. Once downloaded, you click the app, view the QR Code with your phone like taking a picture, and your phone automatically goes to the website in the box. Easy Peasy! Now you know how to grab other QR Codes also!






Pinterest for Writing Tips

Posted by Deanna Jewel on August 2, 2016 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)
Authors, Check my Pinterest Board! Whether you're a new author or seasoned writer, there are always techniques we may not have tried yet that could make all the difference is our stories. Pinterest is a wonderful place to learn a variety of things and writing tips is one of them. Thank you to all the authors of those posts who love to leave tidbits of information for us to improve how we pull readers into our books. As I pinned several new items last night, I found myself creating more boards because 'Writing Tips' no longer seemed specific enough. Now you can find boards on my page for characterization, dialogue, plotting, word variations, etc. I'm working on moving more of the 'Tips' pins to the specific board they belong to, but do stop by my page at Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/deannajewel) and take a scroll though the board. I hope you find something there that will help with what you need to improve on.

Time Travel Romance - Souls Reconnecting Through Time

Posted by Deanna Jewel on July 19, 2016 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (1)

Do you believe in past lives?


Do you believe in souls reconnecting through time? Do you think the person you're with was connected to your life in a past life? I do, that's why I write about it. My character is pulled back in time so that she can reconnect to her soul mate in the present time.


Will their love from a past life stay as strong as it once was when they reconnect? You have to read to find that out. Kate and Brandon must fight for what they believe in even though evil from the past follows into their future to destroy what they have in the present.


I believe love wins no matter what. We all have to have something to believe in and I choose love because what I've found in my current soul mate is too astonishing to NOT have been for a special reason from a past life. We finish each others sentences and know what the other will say almost before we say it. Has your partner ever said something at the same time you were thinking it? Is that fate or something else? I'm not sure what it is, but it's eerie!




My novel, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29096448-never-surrender" target="_blank">Never Surrender, is a story that nearly wrote itself and I hear from readers all the time of how it touched their soul, that they felt as though they were right there in the book with my characters. Please stop over to my page at Goodreads and add the book to your WANT-TO-READ list. I would love to see all of those notices come through my Goodreads mail. Thank you so much. Please share this with your followers for me.


Psstt, if you're reading this before July 26th, 2016, get into my contest in the previous post!

 


 


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