Sunday, June 28, 2015

Update on Kindle Unlimited

Far as I can tell, as books have been removed from other vendors. I'll enroll the complete Red Sector Chronicles, including Dark Knight, on Wednesday, July 1st, into Kindle Unlimited. A White So Red, under my epic fantasy pen name K. D. Jones, will also be enrolled in KU on July 1st. This is a three-month trial run, at which point I may decide to go wide again with distribution. Snap 'em up while you can, KU'ers!

Friday, June 19, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT: Pulling 'The Red Sector Chronicles' from all other retailers

Hello. =) Long time, no post.

In light of recent changes with the KU program over at Amazon, I've decided to pull all of my Red Sector books (the trilogy, Aden's short story, and the omnibus edition) from all other retailers. Within a week, all those books will be gone from everywhere but Amazon. My Snow White story has also been taken down. I don't think she sold anything anywhere else anyway, so I went ahead and delisted her from all other vendors.

I'm announcing this now so if someone has just picked up the series, you know to snap up the other two books while you can. (Or buy the omnibus edition. It's much cheaper.) One week from today, they're all coming down and will be placed into KU for a trial run. If I don't reach readers there, I'll go wide again. We shall see.

Just a friendly heads-up to impending changes. Thanks for reading, and I'm thrilled to know so many of you have enjoyed Sloane's story.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Waking Snow White: A retold fairy tale compilation

Guess what? A White So Red is going to be a part of a Snow White compilation! Preorders are available at Smashwords now, and the book releases September 14th. Preorder links for other retailers should be available soon. The compilation is only 0.99, and you get 6 full-length novels with it!



What if the wicked queen was once Snow White's best friend? What if Prince Charming rode a motorcycle instead of a white horse? What if Snow White was a warrior princess fighting for her country instead of a damsel in distress? In WAKING SNOW WHITE, seven independent authors offer their own take on one of the most beloved and iconic fairy tales of all time. Step outside of a kingdom far, far away and into fantasy worlds and magical contemporary settings in these six unforgettable YA stories.

SNOW, BLOOD AND ENVY by Jean Haus
With aspirations of being an animator, sixteen-year-old Nivi Nash thought she knew all about fairy tales. But caught in a real one, she learns the hero isn’t always charming, the story far from pretty, and that failing to achieve "happily ever after" might just get her killed.

POISONED by Katherine Pine
Poisonous mists settled in the lowlands 17 years ago, rendering ninety percent of the land uninhabitable and killing over half the population. Snow White has dedicated her life to finding a cure. When her quest leads her to her late father's secret lab, she discovers something so powerful that kings would destroy entire kingdoms to possess it.

A WHITE SO RED by K. D. Jones
Seventeen-year-old Snow’s life changed forever the night her stepmother, the Queen, sent her huntsman to cut out her heart. With no one at her side but a rowdy band of carnivorous dwarves and an arrogant, rogue prince who’s too handsome for his own good, Snow must take back her kingdom.

SNOW WHITE by Cindy C. Bennett
When Snow White foils her wicked stepmother's plot to kill her she finds herself in Fableton, an enchanted village her stepmother created to entrap the prince who spurned her. Phillip immediately recognizes Snow White as the one girl who could break his curse, but is he willing to risk her life to gain his freedom?

SNOW WHITE'S KNIGHT and MAGIC MIRROR by Laura Briggs
In Snow White’s Knight, dark adventures await Prince Reiden when he attempts to rescue the innocent princess from a fateful spell. In Shakespearesque tragedy Magic Mirror, a vengeful wizard, an obsessed warlord, and a callous ruler are connected by a fatal prophecy from the enchanted mirror.

NOT SO SNOW WHITE by K. Sean Jennkrist
Winter Snow always knew she was different and as she nears her eighteenth birthday Winter discovers just how much.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Red Sector Chronicles

* All books are currently English language only.

COMPLETE TRILOGY NOW AVAILABLE!

The strength of Sloane’s heart is about to be put to the ultimate test.

After the Eclipse – the night vampires began openly slaughtering human victims – everything changed. Out of fear, the government salvaged what  remained of the human population and enclosed them in massive, security-laden cities called White Sectors, while marking the vampire infested territory as Red Sectors.

When seventeen-year-old Sloane McAllister’s twin brother disappears, she seems to be the only one who thinks he isn’t dead, and vows to stop at nothing to find him. Gathering her courage, she braves the Red Sector to search for clues to his whereabouts. By chance, she encounters Aden, a handsome, charismatic vampire with a hidden agenda. He turns Sloane against her will, and whisks her away to his underground city. Enemies quickly become friends as Sloane struggles against her attraction to Aden, and resists her growing loyalties to the creatures that ruined her life. But the vampires themselves are the least of her problems. The city is harboring a devastating secret, one that could change the tide of the war and threaten to destroy everything Sloane has come to believe in.



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She will risk everything to save his life.

When seventeen-year-old vampire hunter Sloane McAllister went into the Red Sector to look for her brother, she never expected to meet vampire commander Aden Knight. She definitely never meant to fall in love with him. And she never thought she’d call the vampires her friends, or that to save them she would defy the one person she swore to always protect: her maniacal twin brother, Orion.

After thwarting her brother’s plan to wipe out all vampires with a super virus, she thinks she may at last catch a break – until Aden grows ill, and  she’s thrown into prison for treason. But a jail cell can’t compare to the thought of losing Aden forever. The brilliant vampire doctor Paris De Lange thinks she can manufacture a cure, but she’ll need Orion’s blood to do so. There’s just one problem – Orion has escaped.

Now if Sloane has any hope of saving Aden’s life, she must travel to the surface and bring her brother to justice. But the White Sectors are far from safe. Revolution is brewing, and the control of the White Sector governments grows unstable as the Black Cross Guild creates anarchy in the streets, clashing with the Scarlet Guard and making them increasingly more aggressive. They do have one thing in common – they both want Sloane, dead or alive.

With the world rising up against her, Sloane must rely on old enemies that become new allies, uncover the mysteries surrounding her heritage, and conquer her inner demons before the virus has time to claim the man who’s stolen her heart.


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To save her humanity, Sloane must sacrifice what’s in her heart.

When she became a vampire, Sloane gave up the life she once knew, never thinking she would have the opportunity to reclaim it. But with Paris’s groundbreaking medical discovery comes a complicated web of secrets, betrayal, and lies, and Sloane learns her greatest battle is only just beginning.

Frost rules the underground city with an iron fist while anarchy breaks out in the White Sectors above as full-out war wages between the humans, the Scarlet Guard, and the Black Cross Guild. As her best friend Leo grows more distant – and closer to his protégé Arika – the decision to leave it all behind presses deeper on Sloane’s heart.

At the crux of the rising tension within the vampire city, a horrific event forces Sloane, Aden, and the others to run for their lives, driving them into treacherous underground passages that haven’t been traveled in centuries. As Sloane battles the rising demon within, she uncovers more about her heritage along the journey, including a frightening secret about the fate of the first king – a fate that could very well be her own.

As she falls deeper in love with the enigmatic Aden Knight, Sloane has to come to terms that what’s in her heart may not be what’s best for her – and ultimately – mankind. But could she ever walk away from the one man who means everything to her?

Loyalties will be tested, hearts will be broken, and no one’s lives will ever be the same.


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Safe in suburbia, Aden thinks his life is far removed from the events of the Eclipse. But his luck is about to run out.
Aden Knight has lived a charmed life. As the son of Pittsburgh’s mayor, the Eclipse – the night vampires roamed the earth to prey on the living – seems like a distant memory in his close circle of secret parties and family drama. But when he sneaks out of his house for a night of reckless abandon at a Halloween party, he comes face to face with the horror he missed out on one year ago.
Now a vampire, Aden must decide which world he belongs in, and if being human means letting go of the family he lost, or trying to reclaim the life that was taken from him.
This novelette takes place two years before the events of The Scarlet Dagger, allowing readers an inside glimpse of the mysterious Aden Knight.



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The strength of Sloane’s heart is about to be put to the ultimate test.

After the Eclipse – the night vampires began openly slaughtering human victims – everything changed. Out of fear, the government salvaged what remained of the human population and enclosed them in massive, security-laden cities called White Sectors, while marking the vampire infested territory as Red Sectors.

When seventeen-year-old Sloane McAllister’s twin brother disappears, she seems to be the only one who thinks he isn’t dead, and she vows to stop at nothing to find him. Gathering her courage, she braves the Red Sector to search for clues to his whereabouts. By chance, she encounters Aden, a handsome, charismatic vampire with a hidden agenda. He turns Sloane against her will and whisks her away to his underground city. Enemies quickly become friends as Sloane struggles against her attraction to Aden, and resists her growing loyalties to the creatures that ruined her life.

But the vampires themselves are the least of her problems. A war is brewing between the humans and vampires, along with a growing web of deceit and betrayal. And before it’s all over, loyalties will be tested, hearts will be broken, and no one’s lives will ever be the same.

** Includes all three books in The Red Sector Chronicles: The Scarlet Dagger, Dark Horizons, & Cross My Heart. **

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Last post

Hey guys,

I've been putting this off because I wasn't sure how to phrase it, but with my next YA book being so up in the air, I felt the need to post this.

I won't be publishing any more books under this pen name.

That's right. I'm shutting it down. I probably won't do anything under K.D. Jones either because while I love reading epic fantasy, it's too much of a PITA to write.

That's part of the reason why I've stopped writing YA. I wouldn't say I've outgrown it by any means, but I definitely don't enjoy writing it nearly as much as I used to.

Well, if I haven't been writing YA, what have I been doing? For starters, learning the ropes of copyediting. I'm almost done with a certificate program, and I hope to someday officially open up shop for that skill once I gain more experience. I enjoy it because it makes me use a different side of my brain than I do for writing. It's nice to turn off my creative faucet every now and then.

I've also been reading and writing a lot more adult-oriented books. (No, not erotica. =p) Just books meant for women and men, not teens. I feel a lot more freedom writing it because you don't have to worry about target audience restrictions. The writer I started out as a few years ago loved YA (and I still love reading it), but the writer I am now enjoys writing for adults much more.

I don't want to write or publish subpar material, which is why I'm not writing anymore books for teens. The heart just isn't there in the writing. The prose is bland, and as a writer that loves weaving suspense into her stories, that isn't good enough. I want to write books people will enjoy, not fall asleep through.

Sorry if this is disappointing anyone who was looking forward to the fairy book. Please don't email me asking to see it, because while finished, it's a wreck. I feel bad enough shoving my WIPs onto beta readers, let alone regular readers.

Thank you guys for supporting me through the years. I appreciate all the wonderful people I've met. I'll be leaving the Red Sector Chronicles trilogy up since it's complete, though the covers will be getting makeovers to reflect current trends. They're a bit outdated. Snow White will stay up too at this site, as I'll probably be nixing the other domain once it expires.

Also (because I know you're going to ask), I won't be sharing my adult fiction pen name. I honestly enjoy the anonymity and the freedom that brings. I might come out of the pen name closet someday, but for now it's my secret.

Thank you all again for sharing the start of my writing journey. Here's to the future, whatever that may hold.

Sincerely,

Friday, February 28, 2014

Guest Post: Dracian Legacy by Priya Kanaparti


For those of you who don't know, Priya is a total sweetheart. And her book is freaking awesome. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC. (Which I'm reading right now and plan to post a review for soon.) Her debut novel, Dracian Legacy, released this month, so I wanted to tell you guys about it, and about the lovely author.



At seventeen, Ren Pernell knows the meaning of tragedy.

But then, a year after losing her parents, Axel Knight walks through the door and changes everything. Strange creatures start to appear, her best friend suddenly finds her irresistible, and an undeniable, unexplainable bond with Axel threatens to drive her insane. She knows he’s the key. There’s something he’s not sharing, and she’s determined to find out.

Demanding answers, she finally learns the truth: everything she ever believed is an illusion. Caught in a centuries-old blood feud between races she never knew existed, Ren discovers her true destiny. She’s the chosen one, the Echo, preordained to end the bloodshed.

There’s just one catch–in order to save those she loves and a homeland she’s never seen, she’ll have to die.

With the clock running out, she’ll have to navigate a new world of betrayal, lies and deceit. If she can forgive, finding love even in the darkest places, she just might be able to escape the prophecy. But how much is she willing to sacrifice for a cause she didn’t know she was part of? And what will it take for her to be free?

Buying links (Or you could download a sample!) Amazon || Amazon UK
REUTS Publication - Dracian Legacy (Read the first chapter or order epub format here!)

 
 
 
Priya lives in the beautiful city of Boise, ID as a full-time working mom and part-time YA Novel Author. For the past 7+ years she has worked in multiple fortune 500 companies and has recently found the passion to read and write.  The Dracian Legacy is her first YA paranormal romance series. She strongly believes that true love conquers all and that’s a common theme you’ll find within her novels.
You can find her online at: Blog - Facebook - Pinterest  - Twitter


Congratulations, Priya!!!!!!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Giveaway Hop: Vampires for Valentines (Hosted by Felicity Heaton)

It's that time of year again! Once again, I'm participating in the Vampires for Valentine's Giveaway Hop hosted by Felicity Heaton. Vampires are probably my favorite paranormal creatures (next to unicorns, because who doesn't love unicorns?). I'll be giving away three copies of my complete Red Sector Chronicles trilogy, which follows seventeen-year-old vampire hunter Sloane McAllister in her quest to save her brother from the alluring undead. The first book is currently free.

Now for the giveaway! Don't forget to visit the other sites for the chance to win cool prizes! Happy (early) Valentine's Day!

Vampires for Valentine's Giveaway Hop

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