Jubal Van Zandt & the Garden of Time

Great news, everyone! Garden of Time (Jubal Van Zandt #4) is live and on sale for only 99 cents!

Jubal and Carina are back together and ready for adventure. With Nickie-boy mysteriously MIA (*cough*soul jar*cough*) and the Garden of Time on the horizon, surely there’s nothing that can stop this dynamic duo. All they have to do to get Jubal the extra time he needs is survive a dangerous trek across a polar ice cap, fight their way into a cave full of murderous rock formations, and defeat an immortal guardian.

Here’s a pretty picture of the cover for your judging pleasure:



I’m so excited about this one, you guys! Early reviews are in, and as usual, they’re split right down the middle: half love Jubal and hope to see him grow into something better…and half would love to see Jubal trampled into fertilizer by a pack of roving hogzillas and grown over by nice green grass.

Honestly, seeing how polarizing Jubal is has been one of my favorite things about writing his story, so after you’ve read Garden of Time, I really hope you’ll chime in on the Goodreads or Amazon page for Garden of Time to argue for supporting Jubal or murdering him in various creative ways. And be sure to include where you stand on the man bun situation: for or against? Who knows, maybe we’ll have an effect on the world of fashion while we’re at it.

Also, in honor of Garden of Time‘s release, Beautiful Corpse (JVZ #2) and Soul Jar (JVZ #3) are both on sale this week. So, if you haven’t had a chance to read those yet, be sure to grab them on the cheap.

Advice to new writers: Don’t plagiarize. Just don’t.

This is the kind of thing that makes authors’ blood run cold…and then ticks them off immensely, even if they’re not the ones being plagiarized. It can also get you into a world of trouble, so take litRPGreview’s advice and just don’t.

GameLit reviews

Update:  Yes, the book was a plagiary.  Amazon removed it from the ebook format and reviewers have already noted that it’s a ripoff.  Strangely, not a word-for-word ripoff, but every major plot point and event was exactly the same.  She also took down her website, I’m guessing because it’s monumentally stupid to try to take a well-known author’s work and pass it off as your own.

Even weirder, the book is from someone proclaiming to be a teacher.  Don’t plagiarize is the first thing you teach in any course.

Tl;dr:  Don’t plagiarize.  If you must plagiarize, at least be creative.  Pick a book that’s out of print, maybe isn’t translated into English so you can rip it off creatively.  Don’t plagiarize a book that’s available in English in ebook format so it’s easy to check out.

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Solar Eclipse Sale!

In honor of the solar eclipse—and also because by happy chance today is the soonest Kindle Countdown would let me discount it—the Redneck Apocalypse Special Edition Box Set is on sale today for only 99 cents. That’s a full $6 off for you math geeks, and 86% off for you clearance saleaholics.

As the product description says, “Follow the Whitney boys from the beginning of the end all the way through the Valley of the Shadow in the award-winning series that readers are calling a ‘dark, twisted yet hopeful, full-throttle dose of mind f*ckery!’” It’s basically an end of the world gift basket.

The box set includes all four books of the Redneck Apocalypse, and because it’s a special edition, the Hell Bent Director’s Cut with Scout’s POV chapters, a never before published Colt and Tiffani short story, deleted scenes, playlists and more. Ever wonder which scenes were so dark that even God Killer couldn’t hold them? Where the idea for that voice-stealing jerk Jason Gudehaus came from? What happened to Tiffani to make her so cold? Then this is the box set for you.

You can pick up your copy on the cheap here.