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Something’s Gotta Give: A Tempered Steel Novel by Maggie Adams

99 Cents Something’s Gotta Give

Chance Coalson loves women. Young or old, no woman is immune to his charm.

Except one.

Georgia Haines is the only female volunteer firefighter, and she’s smart enough to know that it takes a special woman to tame a charmer like Chance.

When a fire breaks out at the Coalson’s construction business, and Chance is trapped inside, braves the flames to save him.

How does a man with a bad reputation convince a shy firefighter that he’s worth taking a chance on love?

By fighting fire with fire…

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Writing Myths: fact or fiction?

We take everyday experiences for granted in life when in fact those experiences are quite extraordinary.

I’m a Christ follower who enjoys developing and writing creative narrative into parallel or fantastical worlds so we may cheer for the right things in life and defeat the bad the ones.

While some individuals may surmise myths are make-believe, I see that myths associates with the truth.

Writing is merely an attempt to weave the divine truth into make-believe worlds.

I’m thankful for the chance. It’s brought many individuals into my life that I would’ve never met otherwise.

D. F. Jones

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New Release! The Witches of Hant Hollow by D.F. Jones

Channeling your inner witch?

D.F. Jones, author of 2017 IRC Best Paranormal Romance, releases,The Witches of Hant Hollow!

October Special #99Cents #KindleUnlimited Reads Free!

Download this wickedly thrilling fast-paced tale of a family of witches power struggles over light and dark magic, and how one mortal man gets caught in the crosshairs of the feud causing upheaval in not only Jasmine’s love life but rife within the American Mage Alliance.

Love. Betrayal. Revenge. Murder.

Will Jasmine save Jonathan at the risk of losing the one person she loves the most?

Will the magic of light win over the power of darkness?

Author, D.F.Jones, member RWA, PAN, MCRW, RONE. 2017 IRC Reader’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance, MTSU Alumna

D. F. Jones is a native Tennessean. She enjoys writing about angels and demons, time travel adventures as well as witches and wizards.

The Witches of Hant Hollow, Jonathan’s Curse

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Ruby’s Choice is #1

My debut novel published on July 27, 2015. The last couple of days Ruby’s Choice is the #1 download in the free KINDLE store.

I’m writing my fifth novel, The Witches of Hant Hollow, and I can’t believe it’s been almost two years since the release of Ruby’s Choice. She will always hold a special place in my  heart. 

Download Books 1 & 2 of the Ditch Lane Diaries Free. 

Ruby’s Choice (Ditch Lane Diaries Book 1) 

by D.F. Jones 

At time of this post, Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 

#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Metaphysical

Ruby’s Choice -Free download at these online stores: iTunes, Nook, Kobo, Scribd and more link

Register for my newsletter and download Ditch Lane Diaries Book 2, Anna’s Way Free! 

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Thank you for supporting my books!

D. F. Jones

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Download my short, Antique Mirror Free

Free~Download my short, Antique Mirror (Free at time of post) and look for the prequel novel, The Witches of Hant Hollow, this Fall. 

“I really enjoyed reading Antique Mirror. It was quick, light, but with some suspense. Because it’s a short read, the suspense parts are minimal, but works well with the story. The pace is very fast, so there is never a dull moment. I happily give this book a 5-star rating! Highly recommended to those who like quick reads with a little suspense and romance.” 

Victoria is a budding artist who buys an old farm to renovate the old cabin and barn for her home and art gallery. Days after moving in, she keeps noticing shadows from an antique mirror over the fireplace left by the previous owners. 
One evening after talking with her art dealer, Max, she’s relaxing in front of the fire when a man appears on other side of the mirror. He begins to talk to Tori, and she’s drawn to him. Curious more than anything, she places her hand on the mirror and is pulled into another dimension. 

Jonathan’s been living in the cursed mirror for over a hundred years, and Victoria is his only hope of escape, but the young witch Jasmine has other plans.

Look for the prequel novel, The Witches of Hant Hollow, release date to be announced.  

Will Tori and Jonathan’s relationship endure the test of time?

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What’s up with Harlequin?

Rumors on social media and the internet states that Harlequin is longer acquiring titles for: Harlequin Nocturne, Harlequin Western, Love Inspired Historical, Kimani Romance, and Harlequin Superromance. (I could not find any official statement.)

I’m not sure how it affects the authors, and the employees of those Harlequin lines but my thoughts and prayers are with each one during the phase out.

Two years ago, after much research, I made an educated decision to add publishing to my eighteen-year-old media company, Jones Media. I had the desire to write fiction that I enjoy reading and with the ever-changing landscape of the book industry, I didn’t want my books in hands other than my own.

The closing of those genre lines within Harlequin reinforces my decision.

Self-published authors continually fight traditional publishing companies along with many agents, bookstores and libraries that keep indies from mainstream readers. To the readers, I’m an avid reader and the self-published talent is impressive. 

I have an advantage over some authors. I have graphic designers, editors, and over thirty years of marketing experience to put behind my books. 

Even with my experience, my paperback books will not see the light of day on a bookstore shelf because I choose not to sign a form saying I will buy back books. The NY rep with B&N, in all fairness, wanted my books but without the buy back form, her hands were tied. She stated they would be conservative in placement but as a business owner, I wasn’t about to risk having to purchase back 60k books. (FYI- My paperbacks are available with most booksellers online and signed copies are available at DFJonesAuthor.com)

That’s like selling thousands of an ABC car to dealerships then six months later the dealerships make the manufacturer of the ABC car buy back the cars! “New vehicles stay until they’re sold,” says Automobile Protection Association (APA) president George Iny. 

Hastings Bookstores was one of the few SP author friendly stores in the USA, and they filed bankruptcy.

Based on my personal experience, E-books sales are 99 to 1 over print editions. That’s where I concentrate my marketing efforts.

Self-publishing with Amazon, Draft2Digital, Smashwords, etcetera, make it easy to upload a manuscript to the world but if you don’t edit properly, create an aesthetically pleasing cover, and most importantly, market your books, your titles will drown in an turbulent ocean of book titles where free and nearly free sales crest the top of the waves. 

I love to write. Writing gives me joy but I’m also competitive enough to want to profit from my efforts. So I too use the free and nearly free book promos to attract readers. 

As with any start up company, it takes time to build a loyal clientele.

My readership numbers keep steadily increasing, and my social media footprint along with loyal readers help spread the word about my books. 

I like owning the Copyrights to my books. I love interacting and making friends with readers around the world. 

It’s priceless.

I cannot imagine placing my trust into a company with my work and them doing away with the product lines. But hey, they did say to submit to the lines that they’re keeping, and like it or not, I guess that’s big business.

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Why offer Free and 99 Cent E-books?

Did you know in most cases it costs more to buy a can of soda, a bottle of water or a Starbucks coffee than it does to purchase and download an e-book?

Why offer #Free and #99Cents E-books?

I love my books! Most of my e-books list for $2.99 which is about average on Amazon, but I offer ebook deals to attract more readers both for free and at 99 cents. It’s the old supply and demand rule. FYI- Kindle Unlimited is the new library. 

My print editions  prices are competitive, and I only discount my paperbacks at events and book signings. 

The E-book price doesn’t reflect the quality at all. As with anything, the more put into something, the more you get out of it. Remember what our parents used to say, “Practice makes perfect.” I invest an enormous amount of time and money on the development of a new manuscript. 

Just an FYI, my media company, Jones Media is approaching twenty successful years. I write because I’m in love with the creative process of developing a storyline. 

Writing takes me to a place where anything is possible and fiction takes me to a place made of dreams!

Every project is new and exciting. I want my readers to enjoy the story as much as I do. 

I chose to write as an independent author to keep control over my work and my copyrights. Thirty years of deadlines in marketing is enough reason to write as an Indie. 

Never say never, but at this time, I don’t see the benefits for me to seek traditional publishing because most authors must market their books. The book industry is evolving so rapidly it’s hard to keep up. Oh yeah, did I mention I own an ad agency. I choose to keep the lionshare of my earnings.

A sad fact, mom and pops, and larger retail stores are closing their physical doors because buyers love the convenience of buying online.  

You have readers that will always want printed books. But I love ebooks for two main reasons: I can adjust the font size and it saves trees.

There are so many wonderful authors and books available at a fraction of what it used to cost to buy a book. Personally, I would rather read than watch TV any day of the week, and I don’t mind paying for the books. 

Facebook has tons of reading groups for every genre. Plus, you make new friends talking about books!

The next time you shop for a book, read the free excerpt available at most booksellers. 

Verified reviews help too.  

Support the local authors in your area and the independent authors who swim across a vast ocean of book titles.  NY Best Selling Authors don’t need the help but new and independent authors will never forget you when you support their work. 

If you enjoy a book, share it with a friend, post a review, and tell the author. Most authors I’ve met love chatting with their readers. 

I love my readers! I want to thank the thousands of readers supporting my books, and I look forward to sharing my new project, Spinning Time, a time travel romance releasing on May 2, 2017.

Spinning Time’s Special Preorder Pricing is just #99Cents. 

Spinning Time Kindle Fire Giveaway (4/14) Once you’ve preorder Spinning Time, register for a chance to win a Kindle Fire during release week must enter order number on the form. (May 2)-click here: http://eepurl.com/cFyu19

Happy Reading!

D.F. Jones