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R.J. Blain

R.J. Blain 

Beware of Sanity, it bites. Writer. Favorite Genres: Fantasy & Science Fiction

Occupation: Writer. Lover of far off worlds brought to life by words. (Me, Myself, and I)

Birthday: 05/16

Followers: 14,893

Following: 916

Views: 5,302,882

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AmyBeth Inverness33,799The next short story in "The Cities of Luna" comes out on Saturday, December 6. I'll be promo-ing all day (and the entire next week, but that's irrelevant) culminating in a facebook party in the evening. After all's said and done, I'm coming over to G+, kicking off my shoes (thus...the event header image...) and hanging out with all of you while I recover from my hectic day. You don't have to hang with me at that specific time. You can just 'sign' my 'souvenir' book anytime._One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor_ Release Day After-Party2014-12-07 04:30:005  
R.J. Blain14,893You're invited to join me on my website, on the plus, facebook, and twitter -- all of the interwebs!! -- for the launch party of my newest urban fantasy thriller release, Inquisitor! It also just happens to be my virtual birthday bash too! For more information: http://rjblain.com/2014/05/youre-invited/ If you use facebook, you can invite your friends here: https://www.facebook.com/events/231773600349858/ For those on twitter, follow me and watch for the shenanigans here: https://twitter.com/rj_blain Thank you so much for your support!Inquisitor Launch Party2014-05-16 14:00:0013  

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2016-06-27 12:44:23 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Fans are the lifeblood of any television show, movie, author, or… just about anything in the entertainment world. This letter is to every fan, no matter how you rate your obsession, love, or interest in the thing you like, appreciate, or utterly obsess…

Most reshares: 7

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2016-06-30 14:41:35 (7 comments; 7 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Hey, folks. I posted about this a while back, but could I get a really huge favor?

I am typically the Queen of Fail at popularity contests, but somehow, two of my books made Readfree.ly's final vote for Top 50 Self-Publishied Books Worth Reading in 2016 list.

I'm really proud of the hard work and effort I put in as a self-publish. (And I'll be the first to admit there's still so much to do to make my books better.)

But, it'd kinda be seriously awesome if I could make a top anything list. Like seriously awesome.

To help, I need the following:

Vote.

Please +1 & Share--spread it around one of your friends is in the running. <3

Thanks so very much!!

The details on how to vote are on my blog; readfree.ly's links can get pooched on facebook, but I'll post the direct links, too.... more »

Most plusones: 26

2016-07-04 21:14:46 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

One of my two novels made the Top 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading in 2016 list! <3 Super stoked. Thanks for voting, everyone!

The rest of the results aren't out yet, so it'll be a few days until I find out if my other book made the list, too!

http://www.readfree.ly/50-self-published-books-worth-reading-201516-40-31/

Latest 50 posts

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2016-08-24 08:32:05 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

On Sunday evening, my mother-in-law passed away. Rose was a wonderful person, and I was honored to have known her. My husband and I got to see her several hours before her death. We were among the last people to talk to her, hug her, and tell her we loved…

On Sunday evening, my mother-in-law passed away. Rose was a wonderful person, and I was honored to have known her. My husband and I got to see her several hours before her death. We were among the last people to talk to her, hug her, and tell her we loved…___

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2016-08-11 02:23:17 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

For those who know me on facebook, I’ve been talking about Water Viper a lot lately. It’s an urban fantasy of sorts, where magic and limited technology blend. Thanks to Starfall, a meteor event in the upper reaches of Canada, Earth has been flooded with…

For those who know me on facebook, I’ve been talking about Water Viper a lot lately. It’s an urban fantasy of sorts, where magic and limited technology blend. Thanks to Starfall, a meteor event in the upper reaches of Canada, Earth has been flooded with…___

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2016-08-04 18:05:35 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

I make such dignified post titles. So descriptive. Much elegant. Things have been busy lately. I’m juggling several client edit projects, I’m working on a play project, and I hope to have Tales of the Winter Wolf Volume Six out sometime next week. The…

I make such dignified post titles. So descriptive. Much elegant. Things have been busy lately. I’m juggling several client edit projects, I’m working on a play project, and I hope to have Tales of the Winter Wolf Volume Six out sometime next week. The…___

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2016-07-25 04:24:04 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Disclaimer: This is a tentative list and is subject to change. August 2016: Tales of the Winter Wolf Volume 6. This set will include three ‘After Winter Wolf’ stories. The stories will take place almost a month following the conclusion of Winter Wolf.…

Disclaimer: This is a tentative list and is subject to change. August 2016: Tales of the Winter Wolf Volume 6. This set will include three ‘After Winter Wolf’ stories. The stories will take place almost a month following the conclusion of Winter Wolf.…___

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2016-07-21 19:23:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

As of today, three Witch & Wolf novels are back in print! Later this year, expect the three volume omnibus including Inquisitor, Winter Wolf, and Blood Diamond to hit the shelves in addition to Silver Bullet! For now, please enjoy the print editions of…

As of today, three Witch & Wolf novels are back in print! Later this year, expect the three volume omnibus including Inquisitor, Winter Wolf, and Blood Diamond to hit the shelves in addition to Silver Bullet! For now, please enjoy the print editions of…___

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2016-07-21 16:57:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

For those of you who have been interested in print editions of my books, Shadowed Flame is now available in the createspace store. It'll be available on Amazon soon.

https://www.createspace.com/6378375

For those of you who have been interested in print editions of my books, Shadowed Flame is now available in the createspace store. It'll be available on Amazon soon.

https://www.createspace.com/6378375___

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2016-07-13 13:54:54 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Goodreads giveaway for 2 copies of Beneath a Blood Moon (paperback, unsigned) going on right now! :) US only.

Good luck, peeps!

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/194572-beneath-a-blood-moon

Goodreads giveaway for 2 copies of Beneath a Blood Moon (paperback, unsigned) going on right now! :) US only.

Good luck, peeps!

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/194572-beneath-a-blood-moon___

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2016-07-12 22:26:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

I’ve been playing Pokemon Go for several days now. I regret everything nothing. Those who know me understand my poor relationship with exercise. Normal people can go out, pick a direction, and start walking, and some sore legs later, they arrive with no…

I’ve been playing Pokemon Go for several days now. I regret everything nothing. Those who know me understand my poor relationship with exercise. Normal people can go out, pick a direction, and start walking, and some sore legs later, they arrive with no…___

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2016-07-05 20:19:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

The print edition of Beneath a Blood Moon is now available! :)

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to the indiegogo to make this happen! The signed book perks should be sent by the end of the year. (I'm hoping September, but it may be Oct or Nov depending on certain elements, including the Canada Post Labor Strike thingiemabob--and an international move.)

Sara’s life turns upside down when someone leaves her a funerary urn, black roses, and death threats on her doorstep. Fearing her work as a stripper and showgirl has put her in the sights of a demented stalker, she turns to her best friend and fellow dancer for help.

Instead of a safe haven, all Sara finds is betrayal. Hunted by creatures she once believed were stories meant to frighten children, she is given a choice: become one of them, or die. Forced to share her skin with a voracious carnivore andd... more »

The print edition of Beneath a Blood Moon is now available! :)

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to the indiegogo to make this happen! The signed book perks should be sent by the end of the year. (I'm hoping September, but it may be Oct or Nov depending on certain elements, including the Canada Post Labor Strike thingiemabob--and an international move.)

Sara’s life turns upside down when someone leaves her a funerary urn, black roses, and death threats on her doorstep. Fearing her work as a stripper and showgirl has put her in the sights of a demented stalker, she turns to her best friend and fellow dancer for help.

Instead of a safe haven, all Sara finds is betrayal. Hunted by creatures she once believed were stories meant to frighten children, she is given a choice: become one of them, or die. Forced to share her skin with a voracious carnivore and driven by instincts and desires too strong to resist, Sara must adapt to the changes in her life or be destroyed by them. Finding a mate is her wolf’s top priority.

If she doesn’t want to become another prostitute in a city full of them, Sara must learn to control the beast within. With a hungry wolf to feed and an empty bank account, selling herself to the highest bidder may be the only way she has to prevent becoming a monster driven to eat anything—or anyone—unfortunate enough to cross her path.

https://www.amazon.com/Beneath-Blood-Moon-RJ-Blain/dp/1534935908___

2016-07-04 21:14:46 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

One of my two novels made the Top 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading in 2016 list! <3 Super stoked. Thanks for voting, everyone!

The rest of the results aren't out yet, so it'll be a few days until I find out if my other book made the list, too!

http://www.readfree.ly/50-self-published-books-worth-reading-201516-40-31/

One of my two novels made the Top 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading in 2016 list! <3 Super stoked. Thanks for voting, everyone!

The rest of the results aren't out yet, so it'll be a few days until I find out if my other book made the list, too!

http://www.readfree.ly/50-self-published-books-worth-reading-201516-40-31/___

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2016-07-03 19:18:39 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Once again, +Holly Heisey has been working her magic! Pack Justice's print cover is ready to roll, and will be loaded in createspace over the next few days!

I'm hoping to have Beneath a Blood Moon finalized on Tuesday, but it depends on if there are any errors with the print proof.

Here's both of the books together!

They're going to look so pretty lined up on my book shelf.

Once again, +Holly Heisey has been working her magic! Pack Justice's print cover is ready to roll, and will be loaded in createspace over the next few days!

I'm hoping to have Beneath a Blood Moon finalized on Tuesday, but it depends on if there are any errors with the print proof.

Here's both of the books together!

They're going to look so pretty lined up on my book shelf.___

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2016-07-01 14:35:50 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Just go with the flow. Ignore the fact official days for this stuff is in March or October or some other day of the year, because seriously? Books. Happy Canada Day, and Happy RJ Contrived This Celebrate Indie Authors and Books and Reading Day. (We can…

Just go with the flow. Ignore the fact official days for this stuff is in March or October or some other day of the year, because seriously? Books. Happy Canada Day, and Happy RJ Contrived This Celebrate Indie Authors and Books and Reading Day. (We can…___

2016-07-01 01:05:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Watch my space here tomorrow, folks... Going to (hopefully) have a nice big post celebrating indie authors.

Watch my space here tomorrow, folks... Going to (hopefully) have a nice big post celebrating indie authors.___

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2016-06-30 14:41:35 (7 comments; 7 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Hey, folks. I posted about this a while back, but could I get a really huge favor?

I am typically the Queen of Fail at popularity contests, but somehow, two of my books made Readfree.ly's final vote for Top 50 Self-Publishied Books Worth Reading in 2016 list.

I'm really proud of the hard work and effort I put in as a self-publish. (And I'll be the first to admit there's still so much to do to make my books better.)

But, it'd kinda be seriously awesome if I could make a top anything list. Like seriously awesome.

To help, I need the following:

Vote.

Please +1 & Share--spread it around one of your friends is in the running. <3

Thanks so very much!!

The details on how to vote are on my blog; readfree.ly's links can get pooched on facebook, but I'll post the direct links, too.... more »

Hey, folks. I posted about this a while back, but could I get a really huge favor?

I am typically the Queen of Fail at popularity contests, but somehow, two of my books made Readfree.ly's final vote for Top 50 Self-Publishied Books Worth Reading in 2016 list.

I'm really proud of the hard work and effort I put in as a self-publish. (And I'll be the first to admit there's still so much to do to make my books better.)

But, it'd kinda be seriously awesome if I could make a top anything list. Like seriously awesome.

To help, I need the following:

Vote.

Please +1 & Share--spread it around one of your friends is in the running. <3

Thanks so very much!!

The details on how to vote are on my blog; readfree.ly's links can get pooched on facebook, but I'll post the direct links, too.

Here are the books in the running:

Beneath a Blood Moon (RJ Blain) was nominated under the Paranormal category for the Top 50 list: http://www.readfree.ly/vote-50-self-published-books-worth-reading-2016-paranormal/

The Dawn of Dae (Trillian Anderson) was nominated under the Sci-Fi category for the Top 50 list: http://www.readfree.ly/vote-50-self-published-books-worth-reading-2016-science-fiction/___

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2016-06-29 20:21:08 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

+Holly Heisey is a magician with Photoshop.

Beneath a Blood Moon's print version is coming! I can't wait to see the rest of the books in the Witch & Wolf world come to life with her awesome art sorcery!

+Holly Heisey is a magician with Photoshop.

Beneath a Blood Moon's print version is coming! I can't wait to see the rest of the books in the Witch & Wolf world come to life with her awesome art sorcery!___

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2016-06-29 18:13:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

This is a State of the Blain address. Fasten your seat belts, because this is going to be one hell of a ride. If you want to read about the personal stuff, scroll down towards the end of the post. News From the Witch & Wolf World I’ve been pretty quiet on…

This is a State of the Blain address. Fasten your seat belts, because this is going to be one hell of a ride. If you want to read about the personal stuff, scroll down towards the end of the post. News From the Witch & Wolf World I’ve been pretty quiet on…___

2016-06-29 15:37:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Today, starting my morning with editing for +Ellis Morning. In a couple of hours, I'll shift gears and work on +Keith Kreager's project.

Juggling (hopefully very soon) impending move to California, getting house ready for said move, editing, and my personal writing goals is pretty tough. Not nearly enough hours in the day.

But, I'm making do!

Today, starting my morning with editing for +Ellis Morning. In a couple of hours, I'll shift gears and work on +Keith Kreager's project.

Juggling (hopefully very soon) impending move to California, getting house ready for said move, editing, and my personal writing goals is pretty tough. Not nearly enough hours in the day.

But, I'm making do!___

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2016-06-27 12:44:23 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Fans are the lifeblood of any television show, movie, author, or… just about anything in the entertainment world. This letter is to every fan, no matter how you rate your obsession, love, or interest in the thing you like, appreciate, or utterly obsess…

Fans are the lifeblood of any television show, movie, author, or… just about anything in the entertainment world. This letter is to every fan, no matter how you rate your obsession, love, or interest in the thing you like, appreciate, or utterly obsess…___

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2016-06-24 23:12:18 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Blood Diamond finally has a new cover! Only Amazon knows when it'll show up on their site, but hey... Blood Diamond finally has a new cover!

I really love +Holly Heisey's design work. She's done a great job with my brand, and I love the tone and feel of all her covers.

Blood Diamond finally has a new cover! Only Amazon knows when it'll show up on their site, but hey... Blood Diamond finally has a new cover!

I really love +Holly Heisey's design work. She's done a great job with my brand, and I love the tone and feel of all her covers.___

2016-06-23 15:41:35 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Things have been pretty busy for me lately. Monday, I got a new laptop, which is basically my old one with a bigger harddrive. The old one became a gaming system so I could play everquest with the husband. So, when I end up playing everquest... I have two laptops side by side, and when I get bored, I work on a novel on one and game on the other. (Because go go backstabbing rogue who just hits 1, 2, 3, and then 3 over and over with occasional button presses elsewhere.)

When I'm asked to play challenging content, I'll work a little harder at remembering what buttons beyond backstab I need to hit, kay?!

The next couple weeks I will be working on editing projects for +Ellis Morning  and +Keith Kreager. With the (hopefully???) impending move and everything else I've had to do lately, I've been slow at about everything lately. I'm not expecting to have any new books of... more »

Things have been pretty busy for me lately. Monday, I got a new laptop, which is basically my old one with a bigger harddrive. The old one became a gaming system so I could play everquest with the husband. So, when I end up playing everquest... I have two laptops side by side, and when I get bored, I work on a novel on one and game on the other. (Because go go backstabbing rogue who just hits 1, 2, 3, and then 3 over and over with occasional button presses elsewhere.)

When I'm asked to play challenging content, I'll work a little harder at remembering what buttons beyond backstab I need to hit, kay?!

The next couple weeks I will be working on editing projects for +Ellis Morning  and +Keith Kreager. With the (hopefully???) impending move and everything else I've had to do lately, I've been slow at about everything lately. I'm not expecting to have any new books of my own ready for editing by my editor until August at the rate I'm going--that's okay, though.

So, I'm alive, just very, very busy.___

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2016-06-12 13:14:30 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

I never really thought the day would come that I would be writing a blog post like this. While I have a morning ritual of getting up and checking if I somehow magically became famous, I never actually hold my breath or hope to make any form of shortlist…

I never really thought the day would come that I would be writing a blog post like this. While I have a morning ritual of getting up and checking if I somehow magically became famous, I never actually hold my breath or hope to make any form of shortlist…___

2016-06-11 02:58:48 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Something really cool happened today. Two of my novels were nominated for readfree.ly's Top 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading in 2016 list. (I have no idea how this happened.)

Apparently, it's a popularity contest, but... I somehow got two books on this list.

It'd kinda make my year if one (or both) made the top 50.

The two books nominated were Beneath a Blood Moon (RJ Blain) and The Dawn of Dae (Trillian Anderson.)

BaBM can be found here: http://www.readfree.ly/vote-50-self-published-books-worth-reading-2016-paranormal/

The Dawn of Dae can be found here: http://www.readfree.ly/vote-50-self-published-books-worth-reading-2016-science-fiction/

If you could take the two minutes to vote, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks! <3

(And an extra huge thanks to whoever nominated me, because woohoo!!!)

Something really cool happened today. Two of my novels were nominated for readfree.ly's Top 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading in 2016 list. (I have no idea how this happened.)

Apparently, it's a popularity contest, but... I somehow got two books on this list.

It'd kinda make my year if one (or both) made the top 50.

The two books nominated were Beneath a Blood Moon (RJ Blain) and The Dawn of Dae (Trillian Anderson.)

BaBM can be found here: http://www.readfree.ly/vote-50-self-published-books-worth-reading-2016-paranormal/

The Dawn of Dae can be found here: http://www.readfree.ly/vote-50-self-published-books-worth-reading-2016-science-fiction/

If you could take the two minutes to vote, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks! <3

(And an extra huge thanks to whoever nominated me, because woohoo!!!)___

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2016-06-08 02:01:38 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

There are a lot of good people in the world. Today, I’ve seen a lot of people on facebook and other social media sites scorning the Stanford Rapist, with everyone trying to remind everyone else how to become a good person. Maybe people are angry. Maybe…

There are a lot of good people in the world. Today, I’ve seen a lot of people on facebook and other social media sites scorning the Stanford Rapist, with everyone trying to remind everyone else how to become a good person. Maybe people are angry. Maybe…___

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2016-06-06 19:41:02 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

The drama of the week is flavored in book theft, and I, like so many authors, are stepping up to talk about it. In a way, I feel like Cardeth and Zero. The ‘city’ of the literary world is smoking around us authors, and the rioters are… … people who like…

The drama of the week is flavored in book theft, and I, like so many authors, are stepping up to talk about it. In a way, I feel like Cardeth and Zero. The ‘city’ of the literary world is smoking around us authors, and the rioters are… … people who like…___

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2016-05-26 21:59:04 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

I like tea. I really like tea. I’m going to have to just go out on a limb and state I’m an addict. I’m not a snob–I don’t care how people have their tea, so long as they enjoy what they’re drinking. I like talking about tea, too. Today, I’m going to…

I like tea. I really like tea. I’m going to have to just go out on a limb and state I’m an addict. I’m not a snob–I don’t care how people have their tea, so long as they enjoy what they’re drinking. I like talking about tea, too. Today, I’m going to…___

2016-05-26 00:06:44 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

I think I solved the problem with my blog posting to my profile! I really dislike when a site 'helpfully' changes a setting. No, if I wanted the setting changed, I'd change it myself...

I think I solved the problem with my blog posting to my profile! I really dislike when a site 'helpfully' changes a setting. No, if I wanted the setting changed, I'd change it myself...___

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2016-05-25 23:46:25 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

I was reading a review recently on goodreads, and I was intrigued by its content. The reviewer was hoping for a whole new world in the new series. (Sorry, Balancing the Scales is in the Witch & Wolf world. It does introduce a new species of supernatural in the same way Pack Justice did, but it is still in the same comfortable alternate Earth the rest of the books take place in.) It made me think. To date, I’ve created three independent worlds. Technically, four, but one crosses over with one world… I’ll explain below. Since I’m going to go to the effort of writing out all the books I’ve written (and am planning to write in the near future), I’m going to put the books in chronological order for you.

I was reading a review recently on goodreads, and I was intrigued by its content. The reviewer was hoping for a whole new world in the new series. (Sorry, Balancing the Scales is in the Witch & Wolf world. It does introduce a new species of supernatural in the same way Pack Justice did, but it is still in the same comfortable alternate Earth the rest of the books take place in.) It made me think. To date, I’ve created three independent worlds. Technically, four, but one crosses over with one world… I’ll explain below. Since I’m going to go to the effort of writing out all the books I’ve written (and am planning to write in the near future), I’m going to put the books in chronological order for you.___

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2016-05-25 23:45:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

I’m friends with a lot of really amazing authors. Some of them are bestsellers, some of them are just plain popular without having made the bestseller list, and some of them are like me, somewhere near the middle of the pack. Many of us share one thing in common: we’re plagued by book thieves.

I’m friends with a lot of really amazing authors. Some of them are bestsellers, some of them are just plain popular without having made the bestseller list, and some of them are like me, somewhere near the middle of the pack. Many of us share one thing in common: we’re plagued by book thieves.___

2016-05-25 23:44:00 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Oh, that's nice. Google+ seems to have deactivated public sharing of posts to my timeline. Good job, Google+. So, there are a bunch of blog posts y'all didn't get to see. I'll reshare them from my blog and make sure the damned things are public this time. Sorry about that.

Oh, that's nice. Google+ seems to have deactivated public sharing of posts to my timeline. Good job, Google+. So, there are a bunch of blog posts y'all didn't get to see. I'll reshare them from my blog and make sure the damned things are public this time. Sorry about that.___

2016-05-20 18:15:26 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Hey. Just wanted to point out if you wanted to catch my attention for a post or conversation, just tag me--I do have notifications for mentions turned on, so I can reply to things right out of gmail.

Back to work with me. I got books to write!

Hey. Just wanted to point out if you wanted to catch my attention for a post or conversation, just tag me--I do have notifications for mentions turned on, so I can reply to things right out of gmail.

Back to work with me. I got books to write!___

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2016-05-18 14:23:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

I survived my birthday! I may not survive next week, but if I'm going to die, doing so behind the wheel of a Ferrari Italia 458 seems like the way to go. (My husband loves me. He sends-me-to-a-racetrack-in-a-supercar loves me.)

In other news, Shadowed Flame and Karma both successfully launched on Monday! Woohoo! If you're interested in the books, check them out below:

(If you use epub, you can email a receipt of purchase to blain . rj @ gmail . com to get an epub version.)

Shadowed Flame, a Witch & Wolf Novel
Available now at Amazon for $3.99. ( http://amzn.to/1TnxJ1P )

Matia Evans has it all, except for one thing: she can’t see color. With an adopted family who loves her, a company she helps her father run, and more prospects than she knows what to do with, she’s in no place to complain that her world is limited to shades of gray, black, andwhit... more »

I survived my birthday! I may not survive next week, but if I'm going to die, doing so behind the wheel of a Ferrari Italia 458 seems like the way to go. (My husband loves me. He sends-me-to-a-racetrack-in-a-supercar loves me.)

In other news, Shadowed Flame and Karma both successfully launched on Monday! Woohoo! If you're interested in the books, check them out below:

(If you use epub, you can email a receipt of purchase to blain . rj @ gmail . com to get an epub version.)

Shadowed Flame, a Witch & Wolf Novel
Available now at Amazon for $3.99. ( http://amzn.to/1TnxJ1P )

Matia Evans has it all, except for one thing: she can’t see color. With an adopted family who loves her, a company she helps her father run, and more prospects than she knows what to do with, she’s in no place to complain that her world is limited to shades of gray, black, and white.

Her inability to perceive color isn't the only strange thing about her: all souls have shadows, and she can see them. Unfortunately, there are humans who are worse than monsters. Worse, there are real monsters in the world, and they view humans as prey or as mates.

If Matia doesn’t want to become a victim, a pawn, or a trophy bride of the supernatural, she must use every bit of her strength and cunning. Her freedom and survival depend on embracing the darkest parts of her soul, but if she does, she risks becoming the newest—and most dangerous—monster of all.


Karma, Balancing the Scales #1
Available now at Amazon for $3.99. ( http://amzn.to/25b949c )

Karma Johnson has spent her entire adult life working to become a member of FBI's Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team. She's earned her transfer to CARD, but when she's caught up in the kidnapping of an infant from a festival, she learns what it's like to be the victim. Pretending she's a teen keeps her alive while trying to get herself and the baby to safety.

But the kidnapping only scratches at the surface of a far more nefarious scheme, one that will test Karma's skills, her patience, her sanity, and her beliefs.___

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2016-05-13 04:29:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Here is a sneak peek of the first short story that will be included in the release newsletter for Karma & Shadowed Flame.

You can sign up for the newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/WxaM5

All newsletters include a short story or novella. Frank's short story is 6,000 words long, so it's... not very short. I'm not sorry!

The second short story will feature Dustin, the lunatic water witch from Beneath a Blood Moon!

Here is a sneak peek of the first short story that will be included in the release newsletter for Karma & Shadowed Flame.

You can sign up for the newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/WxaM5

All newsletters include a short story or novella. Frank's short story is 6,000 words long, so it's... not very short. I'm not sorry!

The second short story will feature Dustin, the lunatic water witch from Beneath a Blood Moon!___

2016-05-10 16:31:14 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Curiosity killed the cat... decided to poke on the actual plus to see if the lag issues were resolved.

How.. how could they make the interface even worse?

Ugh.

Dear Google+, please bring back gmail posting integration. The actual site is a horror show, and I can't stand using it.

Why can't I just have my gmail box back? I was so much more active when I could just post something straight from my email.

Curiosity killed the cat... decided to poke on the actual plus to see if the lag issues were resolved.

How.. how could they make the interface even worse?

Ugh.

Dear Google+, please bring back gmail posting integration. The actual site is a horror show, and I can't stand using it.

Why can't I just have my gmail box back? I was so much more active when I could just post something straight from my email.___

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2016-04-21 18:56:36 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Sometimes, life just happens. It happens to me, it happens to my editor, and sometimes, it happens to both of us at the same time. Karma’s tentative release date for next week is confirmed to be blown sky high into smoldering little bits of wreckage. I’m…

Sometimes, life just happens. It happens to me, it happens to my editor, and sometimes, it happens to both of us at the same time. Karma’s tentative release date for next week is confirmed to be blown sky high into smoldering little bits of wreckage. I’m…___

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2016-04-20 17:19:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Unsurprisingly, things have been pretty busy! Originally, I was going to release Karma on the 26th, but I’m fairly confident in stating that’s not going to happen. I’ve been busy hammering out Shadowed Flame, which has a hard May 16 deadline. I hate…

Unsurprisingly, things have been pretty busy! Originally, I was going to release Karma on the 26th, but I’m fairly confident in stating that’s not going to happen. I’ve been busy hammering out Shadowed Flame, which has a hard May 16 deadline. I hate…___

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2016-04-12 23:09:57 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

I have a confession. I have a bad habit, although I often take advantage of it. I am a master of discounting my accomplishments and achievements. I often don’t even realize I do it. I’ve been doing this to myself all day today. I track my progress–or lack…

I have a confession. I have a bad habit, although I often take advantage of it. I am a master of discounting my accomplishments and achievements. I often don’t even realize I do it. I’ve been doing this to myself all day today. I track my progress–or lack…___

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2016-04-06 22:35:51 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Holly Heisey is absolutely amazing as always. At the end of the month, I'm hoping to release a book called Karma. I've always loved thrillers--I can't watch television because anxiety, but I adore books like Patriot Games, Hunt for Red October, and I grew up on procedural mysteries my grandmother used to read.

Karma is my playing hard and loose with the real world of investigations, making it a thriller, and throwing in the supernatural.

Karma Johnson has spent her entire adult life working to become a member of FBI's Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team. She's earned her transfer to CARD, but when she's caught up in the kidnapping of an infant from a festival, she learns what it's like to be the victim. Pretending she's a teen keeps her alive while trying to get herself and the newborn to safety.

But the kidnapping only scratches at... more »

Holly Heisey is absolutely amazing as always. At the end of the month, I'm hoping to release a book called Karma. I've always loved thrillers--I can't watch television because anxiety, but I adore books like Patriot Games, Hunt for Red October, and I grew up on procedural mysteries my grandmother used to read.

Karma is my playing hard and loose with the real world of investigations, making it a thriller, and throwing in the supernatural.

Karma Johnson has spent her entire adult life working to become a member of FBI's Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team. She's earned her transfer to CARD, but when she's caught up in the kidnapping of an infant from a festival, she learns what it's like to be the victim. Pretending she's a teen keeps her alive while trying to get herself and the newborn to safety.

But the kidnapping only scratches at the surface of a far more nefarious scheme, one that will test Karma's skills, her patience, her sanity, and her beliefs.

This novel will be releasing later in the month. It wasn't included in any indiegogo perks, so watch this space for more information--or subscribe to my mailing list for more information. Every time I send a newsletter, I also include a short story or novella exclusive to the list. (In the future, the far future, once I have at least 150,000 words of novellas and stories, I will release them on either my website or amazon or something. That future is at least a year down the road.)

 http://eepurl.com/WxaM5___

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2016-04-06 18:42:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

On May 16, 2016, I will be hosting a birthday party for myself–and for Shadowed Flame! The party will take place on facebook, and you’re invited! I have gathered a bunch of awesome autographed books for giving away. There will also be giveaways of ebooks…

On May 16, 2016, I will be hosting a birthday party for myself–and for Shadowed Flame! The party will take place on facebook, and you’re invited! I have gathered a bunch of awesome autographed books for giving away. There will also be giveaways of ebooks…___

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2016-04-05 16:31:45 (4 comments; 4 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Last week, I did an experiment, and it was hell. I’m not the type of person to be accused of being lazy; I’m prolific, but not because I write fast. Time and time again, I have told people I’m only prolific because I put a lot of work and effort into what…

Last week, I did an experiment, and it was hell. I’m not the type of person to be accused of being lazy; I’m prolific, but not because I write fast. Time and time again, I have told people I’m only prolific because I put a lot of work and effort into what…___

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2016-04-04 22:54:20 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Happy birthday, Pack Justice! Amazon worked its magic really fast, so Pack Justice is now available for purchase! I had a lot of fun writing this book, and I hope you all enjoy it. There will be an email about the release going out to my subscribers on…

Happy birthday, Pack Justice! Amazon worked its magic really fast, so Pack Justice is now available for purchase! I had a lot of fun writing this book, and I hope you all enjoy it. There will be an email about the release going out to my subscribers on…___

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2016-04-02 01:57:17 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

I picked a tentative release date for Shadowed Flame: May 16!

That's also my birthday.

I'll also be doing a free book promotion for the first two novels of the original Witch & Wolf series, and a $0.99 countdown deal for the third novel of the series.

So, not only will I have a new book release, you can get some free books if you don't already have copies.

It's going to be fun, so join me for the release and some birthday shenanigans. :3

I picked a tentative release date for Shadowed Flame: May 16!

That's also my birthday.

I'll also be doing a free book promotion for the first two novels of the original Witch & Wolf series, and a $0.99 countdown deal for the third novel of the series.

So, not only will I have a new book release, you can get some free books if you don't already have copies.

It's going to be fun, so join me for the release and some birthday shenanigans. :3___

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2016-04-01 02:09:13 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

After a long/tiring two months, the end of the indiegogo campaign is here: there are five hours left! The campaign, at time of this posting, has reached 63% funding, which is super duper and absolutely amazing.

Thank you all so much for your help. There's still a little bit of time to get in on the action. Pack Justice, one of the featured novels in the campaign, releases next week.

$10 will land you a digital copy of my coloring book, which will feature 50 pages of art for you to print and color, including at least one page of bookmark patterns.

$30 will get you the coloring book and digital copies of all the titles featured in the campaign.

$50 will let you take home one of the original line art pages.

$60 will land you all the print books featured in the set.

$150 will get you signed copies of the books, paintings, original line... more »

After a long/tiring two months, the end of the indiegogo campaign is here: there are five hours left! The campaign, at time of this posting, has reached 63% funding, which is super duper and absolutely amazing.

Thank you all so much for your help. There's still a little bit of time to get in on the action. Pack Justice, one of the featured novels in the campaign, releases next week.

$10 will land you a digital copy of my coloring book, which will feature 50 pages of art for you to print and color, including at least one page of bookmark patterns.

$30 will get you the coloring book and digital copies of all the titles featured in the campaign.

$50 will let you take home one of the original line art pages.

$60 will land you all the print books featured in the set.

$150 will get you signed copies of the books, paintings, original line art, and more.

There are lots of options, so if you want to get in on the campaign at the last minute, please click and check it out.

Thanks so much!___

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2016-03-31 15:19:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

At the time of this posting, there are 16 hours left to contribute to my indiegogo campaign to help offset the costs for print publication of old and new Witch & Wolf novels. With all of your help and support, the campaign has reached the 55% mark, which…

At the time of this posting, there are 16 hours left to contribute to my indiegogo campaign to help offset the costs for print publication of old and new Witch & Wolf novels. With all of your help and support, the campaign has reached the 55% mark, which…___

2016-03-30 15:18:55 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Less than 2 days left! Like coloring books? Enjoy books? (Hell, like me?) This crowdfund is to help offset the costs of bringing some of my older titles into print--and help get some newer ones into print, including W&W #4, Silver Bullet!

One of the upcoming W&W titles, Pack Justice, should be releasing within the next week or two, so the first of the ebook perks will be fulfilled shortly after the campaign ends.

A little over 50% funded. Should a miracle happen and the campaign fully funds (~$900 left to go!), all contributors receiving a $10+ perk will receive a copy of KARMA, the first book of a new W&W spinoff series, which will (hopefully) release by the end of April!

Dependent on availability, contributors of the unsigned and signed book perks will also receive original sketches of the coloring book art. I need to get rid of them because of an international... more »

Less than 2 days left! Like coloring books? Enjoy books? (Hell, like me?) This crowdfund is to help offset the costs of bringing some of my older titles into print--and help get some newer ones into print, including W&W #4, Silver Bullet!

One of the upcoming W&W titles, Pack Justice, should be releasing within the next week or two, so the first of the ebook perks will be fulfilled shortly after the campaign ends.

A little over 50% funded. Should a miracle happen and the campaign fully funds (~$900 left to go!), all contributors receiving a $10+ perk will receive a copy of KARMA, the first book of a new W&W spinoff series, which will (hopefully) release by the end of April!

Dependent on availability, contributors of the unsigned and signed book perks will also receive original sketches of the coloring book art. I need to get rid of them because of an international move, so here's your chance to get an even better deal.

Bonus Perk: I will be including sumi-e styled paintings into the signed edition perks, as I need to get rid of them for the move. (These are surprise paintings, so contributors will have no idea what they're getting. I will give away as many of these paintings as I happen to find around my house while I'm cleaning.)

The coloring book will release within a week or three of the conclusion of the campaign, and will include approximately 50 pages of art. Only catch, you have to print it out! (Mix of for adults and for kids, majority fantasy art, but will also include flowers and things like that.)

Thanks so much for your support!___

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2016-03-30 01:29:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

There are millions upon millions of books in the world and almost as many authors, published and unpublished. There are people like me, who share as much knowledge and information as possible. Others are far more competitive in nature, viewing other…

There are millions upon millions of books in the world and almost as many authors, published and unpublished. There are people like me, who share as much knowledge and information as possible. Others are far more competitive in nature, viewing other…___

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2016-03-29 01:45:00 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

These two paintings are for sale. 9x11 inches. The pale blue one is watercolor, india ink, and acrylic. The dark blue one is acrylic.

If interested, contact me. (I'm totally willing to roll the paintings into an indiegogo perk if you're interested in helping the campaign and get a painting at the same time.) I'm trying to get rid of some things from the house, and I like both paintings too much to just toss them out.

These two paintings are for sale. 9x11 inches. The pale blue one is watercolor, india ink, and acrylic. The dark blue one is acrylic.

If interested, contact me. (I'm totally willing to roll the paintings into an indiegogo perk if you're interested in helping the campaign and get a painting at the same time.) I'm trying to get rid of some things from the house, and I like both paintings too much to just toss them out.___

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2016-03-28 16:31:10 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Hopefully releasing next week! (A note to epub readers below the blurb.)

Sean’s guardian angel is a feline, but his spirit cheetah prefers rival defense attorney, Andrea Morgan, over him. Trapped in a failing, dangerous marriage and stalked by an accomplice of one of the most dangerous criminals he’s ever prosecuted, Sean’s troubles are just beginning.

A vacation should have offered him a chance to save his relationship with his wife, Idette. Instead, Sean learns he isn’t the only one with a secret, and his discovery of his wife’s true nature should have killed him.

To ensure Sean’s survival, his cheetah strikes a bargain with a wolf. Faced with life-long enslavement to his wife, becoming an instrument of pack justice seems like a better alternative.

Unfortunately, pack justice is as brutal as it is swift, and should Sean fail to put an end toIdette’s ma... more »

Hopefully releasing next week! (A note to epub readers below the blurb.)

Sean’s guardian angel is a feline, but his spirit cheetah prefers rival defense attorney, Andrea Morgan, over him. Trapped in a failing, dangerous marriage and stalked by an accomplice of one of the most dangerous criminals he’s ever prosecuted, Sean’s troubles are just beginning.

A vacation should have offered him a chance to save his relationship with his wife, Idette. Instead, Sean learns he isn’t the only one with a secret, and his discovery of his wife’s true nature should have killed him.

To ensure Sean’s survival, his cheetah strikes a bargain with a wolf. Faced with life-long enslavement to his wife, becoming an instrument of pack justice seems like a better alternative.

Unfortunately, pack justice is as brutal as it is swift, and should Sean fail to put an end to Idette’s machinations, everything he values will be targeted and destroyed, including his chance to be with the one woman who might be able to help him salvage the ruins of his life.

There's only one way to currently get any of my books as an epub, and that's through my indiegogo campaign. Pack Justice is releasing next week, so if you use an epub reader and want in on the action, consider taking a look at it.

The campaign ends in three days.

https://igg.me/at/witch-and-wolf-in-print/x/2198204___

2016-03-27 22:41:13 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

A non-blog based post for once. That's right, it's my 'State of the Blain' address for the Google plussers!

When the day comes I'm not really busy, you'll probably be the first to know... but since you're probably sick about me whining about writing, here's some random things:

I have typed so many words the past year I had to buy a new apple keyboard because some critical keys started to show sign of breaking down. I wrote the novels I had written on the back of the keyboard, and there were eight of them. Yeah.

It basically cost me $6.25 per novel on that keyboard. I usually blow through a keyboard within three to six months and only get two out of one keyboard, so I'm really happy. I'm so happy I bought the same exact model of keyboard. It has #2 written on the back. It hasn't completed a novel yet, but it's getting... more »

A non-blog based post for once. That's right, it's my 'State of the Blain' address for the Google plussers!

When the day comes I'm not really busy, you'll probably be the first to know... but since you're probably sick about me whining about writing, here's some random things:

I have typed so many words the past year I had to buy a new apple keyboard because some critical keys started to show sign of breaking down. I wrote the novels I had written on the back of the keyboard, and there were eight of them. Yeah.

It basically cost me $6.25 per novel on that keyboard. I usually blow through a keyboard within three to six months and only get two out of one keyboard, so I'm really happy. I'm so happy I bought the same exact model of keyboard. It has #2 written on the back. It hasn't completed a novel yet, but it's getting close to getting titles scribbled on it.

I've been cleaning in earnest. My kitchen is nearing completion. I've been ditching things we don't want, cleaning out cupboards, and so on.

Husband and I are making a list of things that count as "treasures, unnecessary" and "we can't live without."

If it falls under the treasures category, we take two passes at it. If we feel we can live without the item, it either gets junked or rehomed.

I've thrown out a LOT of stuff the past few days.

In other news... uhm... actually, I don't really have other news.

I'm lame :(___

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2016-03-27 19:33:36 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

There are four days left to contribute to my indiegogo campaign to help bring my Witch & Wolf novels back into print–and into print for books releasing this year. The ebook edition of Pack Justice will be releasing in a few weeks. Karma, a new Witch &…

There are four days left to contribute to my indiegogo campaign to help bring my Witch & Wolf novels back into print–and into print for books releasing this year. The ebook edition of Pack Justice will be releasing in a few weeks. Karma, a new Witch &…___

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2016-03-24 15:39:48 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Beneath a Blood Moon is free today and tomorrow (March 24-25, 2016) for those who haven’t had a chance to grab a copy of it yet. Sara’s life turns upside down when someone leaves her a funerary urn, black roses, and death threats on her doorstep. Fearing…

Beneath a Blood Moon is free today and tomorrow (March 24-25, 2016) for those who haven’t had a chance to grab a copy of it yet. Sara’s life turns upside down when someone leaves her a funerary urn, black roses, and death threats on her doorstep. Fearing…___

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