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Two Funerals and a new project

I apologize for not posting in a long time but last year I lost both my parents in a six month window.

I am dealing with grief while handling their wishes from the trust.

Here’s an update of my latest project, Lee’s Lesson (Ditch Lane Diaries 4) by D. F. Jones releasing late this year.

Lee’s Lesson prologue starts during the epic battle scene in book three of Sandy’s Story then Chapter one begins in 1950, the day she meets her warrior angel, Erinelle. Lee is he matriarch of The Chosen of Campbell Ridge. Her narrative delves further into her role as one of the Chosen. Her relationship with Harry Glenn is filled with humor, conflict and loads of love.

Luc is disgusted with The Creator when he learns Lee Campbell possesses all the divine gifts of the angels and makes it his mission to destroy her.

Lee Lesson (Ditch Lane Diaries 4) brings full circle the six thousand year angelic war.

Will she survive the battle for her life?

Cover and preorder will reveal soon.

Read Ruby’s Choice (Ditch Lane Diaries 1) Free across many platforms by D.F. Jones

The Ditch Lane Diaries is mesmerizing and mystical tale of the three lifelong best friends on a supernatural journey guided by guardian angels in a power struggle between unseen good and evil.

“Jones’ ability to articulate what it feels like to fall in love and what love is quickened my heart rate and put words to emotions I have only felt before.”

The prophetic dreamer, Ruby’s Choice (Debut novel, Book 1 of the Ditch Lane Diaries) is a coming of age tale of firsts including the angst of falling in love.

While in college, Ruby falls in love with Reed and Brent, but senses something amiss and quickly learns of a game the two intend to play. Ruby isn’t a pawn and turns the table on them.

She didn’t expect is to fall in love.

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Romance Reads Group Giveaways

Looking for Romance Reads?

Check out these Free Books available during the month of May from Sweet to Spicy reads. Indies, and Traditional Authors.

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Happily Ever After, Again updates

Happily Ever After, Again by D.F. Jones is a gripping murder suspense with twists and turns as Lauren desperately seeks to find the love of her life’s killer.

Bratten’s murder leaves Lauren grief-stricken while questioning motives of his partner, his assistant, and his best friend.

Against Ever-After protocol, Bratten’s ghost mysteriously appears in an effort to help Lauren solve the murder, but places her in danger.

Will Lauren live Happily Ever After?

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I’m estimating Team Members will have ARC’s by the last week of April.

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Hands of the Healer by Allie Marie

Hands of the Healer: The Christmas Emerald (The True Colors Series Book 4) By Allie Marie

Description

Clothiste’s Inn. Charming—or haunted?

Lt. Commander Kirby Lawrence, down-to-earth Navy physician, doesn’t believe the rumors of supernatural events or ancestral ghosts long associated with the newly-remodeled Bed and Breakfast. Even the discovery of old family jewels and a buried skeleton can be explained.

He may soon have to rethink his denial of paranormal activity, however. His heirloom emerald ring pulses and glows on his finger. And he can’t forget the image he once saw in an antique mirror at the inn. The face that stared back at him wasn’t his reflection.

Unexpected events thwart his every attempt to pursue answers. When he at last stands before the old mirror again, he comes face-to-face with his colonial ancestors in the midst of the American Revolution.

Trapped in an 18th century race against time, Kirby faces the deadliest troubles imaginable, unsure how he will return to his own time, or to the woman he left behind.

If he survives.

My Review

“His gaze remained locked on the shimmering mirror. The hands of the clock just below whirled backwards, passing each other over and over. The single peal seemed to last for minutes. The reverberation pierced his ears, the jangle coursing from his head to his feet. He thundered forward, hand outstretched to the ghost-like face he saw appearing through the vacillating glass.”

I love books with supernatural and time travel twists!

I read the Hands of the Healer: The Christmas Emerald (The True Colors Series Book 4) with anticipation and the author delivered with suspense, paranormal, and time travel with romantic elements.

Out of the four books, The Hands of the Healer is my favorite. I’m a huge fan of the author’s writing style, and how she’s able to evolve the characters, Stephanie and Kyle, Terry and Mary Jo from the series into the Kirby’s plot. The author detail descriptions of the family history and how it relates to events in America’s history thrills the most avid fan of genealogy. Me.

Personally, I would recommend reading the series in sequence. From the author’s debut novel, Teardrops of the Innocent, to the current novel draws the reader into a rich setting; a page turner.

I give the Hands of the Healer, five stars!

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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

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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.