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Book Tour – The Jane Barnaby Adventure by…well, me!

Book Tour – The Jane Barnaby Adventure by…well, me!

Finders Keepers
The Jane Barnaby Adventures Book 1
by J.J. DiBenedetto
Genre: Light Suspense Thriller
230 pages
All archaeology student Jane Barnaby had to do was deliver a box of
pottery shards to her professor at his dig site, along with his new
car. Yes, his office was in Oxfordshire, and his dig site was in
Spain, a trip of 1,400 miles across three countries and two bodies of
water. Still, it should have been simple.
That is, until everything went wrong.
Now, Jane has the wrong box and is being chased by thieves who want it and
aren’t particular about how they get what they want.
Add to that, she’s picked up a pair of passengers who both claim they can
help her get her professor’s pottery back and return the artifacts to
their rightful owner. If only she knew who was working with the
thieves and who she can trust in this high-stakes game of finders keepers.
**Only .99 cents!**
Losers Weepers
The Jane Barnaby Adventures Book 2
226 pages
Jane Barnaby had everything going her way: a prestigious internship at the
Museum of Natural History, a fantastic Upper West Side sublet
apartment, and helping plan her newly-engaged college friend’s
Until a casual lunch with her friend’s fiancé set off alarm bells, and
sent her digging into the rabbit hole that is his past.
When that rabbit hole leads Jane and her on-again, off-again boyfriend to
the English countryside, uncovering secrets dating back to World War
2, searching for priceless art treasures looted by the Nazis, and
fighting off the thieves who will kill to get those treasures for
themselves, will they discover the truth, or lose their lives?
Her Brother’s Keeper
The Jane Barnaby Adventures Book 3
175 pages
Jane Barnaby has planned the perfect Christmas vacation. Her father and
his fiancé are joining her in Spain at her archaeological dig.
They’ll see her work, meet her mentor, and they’ll all enjoy a few
days of sunny Mediterranean beaches in the dead of winter.
But it all falls apart when Jane’s annoying brother tags along and lands
in jail for a crime he didn’t commit.
To clear her brother’s
name, all Jane has to do is chase a wily female con-artist across
Europe, catch her, and confront the woman and her accomplices. Oh,
and outwit an ex-KGB agent and his personal goon squad along the way.
J.J. DiBenedetto is author of the Dream Series and the Jane Barnaby
Adventures and lives in Arlington, Virginia with the love of his life
and a white cat who rules the roost.
His passions are photography, travel, the opera, the New York Giants, and
of course writing.
Mr. DiBenedetto is devoted to writing books with a sense of mysticism to
entertain and perhaps invite his readers to suspend belief in a way
they might never have.
Since he was very young , he has always been intrigued with the
supernatural and things that can’t be explained rationally.
By always asking way too many questions, it piqued his interest to the
point of setting his writing off and running when he grew up! All the
curiosity building up all those years were finally getting put into
words to captivate readers. And it hasn’t ended. His main goal is to
share all the stories he has inside, putting pen to paper. And that’s
how the Dream Series was born.
Follow the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!
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Facebook Parties!

Facebook Parties!

Today’s a busy day – I’ll be at not one, but two Facebook parties, and if you stop by, you can win lots of great prizes!

Starting at 1 PM Eastern, there’s a fantastic audiobook event called THRILL ME!

I’m participating with several other amazing authors, and you can win audiobook copies of our books – it’ll be a blast, so be sure to check it out!

Also, at 5:30 (again, eastern time), I’ll be guest-hosting at the release party for Jessica Elliot’s new book, Of Snow and Mistletoe, again along with several other great authors, so be sure to drop by!



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Another great sale!

Another great sale!

My wife is also an author, and she’s written an amazing science fiction book.  It’s a collection of linked short stories all set in the same future world, and it’s called POSH BYTES.  It’s on sale for only $0.99 on Kindle (and it’s FREE if you’re in Kindle Unlimited).  It’s also available from Amazon in paperback







What’s it about?

FALL INTO POSH BYTES, WHERE EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL…In a universe where anyone can choose to be beautiful, who really is? Appearances can be deceiving, and usually are. When reality is shaped by illusion, anything can happen.Science and art converge in the luxe glamor of BeautyWorld. These loosely connected Tales of Whimsey and Woe explore the concept of perceived beauty, and how the lives and loves of Posh Bytes’ colorful characters are affected for the better or worse because of it.In a world where everyone appears to be perfect, what can possibly go wrong?

I’ve read it, and it’s fantastic.  I promise you’ll love it, too!

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Black Friday Sale!

Black Friday Sale!

I’ve got a big sale this week, for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Four of my ebooks are on sale for $0.99, and I’ve also got signed paperback copies of ALL my books on sale for $2 off!









Just click on the cover to buy the book!  DREAM SEQUENCE includes the first three Dream Series novels (Dream Student, Dream Doctor & Dream Child), and then the series continues with DREAM FAMILY.

FINDING DORI is a standalone romance novella (also part of the FALL INTO ROMANCE collection); and the Jane Barnaby Adventures BOX SET includes all three Jane books to date!

You can also get any of my paperback books as a signed copy direct from the author, and EVERY BOOK is on sale!  Just CLICK HERE TO BUY!



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New Audiobook! Finding Dori is available now!

New Audiobook! Finding Dori is available now!

You can now buy the stand-alone audiobook edition of FINDING DORI (part of the FALL INTO ROMANCE collection), narrated by the fantastic Cait Frizzell!









It’s available on Amazon and also Audible.  It’ll be available on iTunes as well by the end of the week.  What’s it about?

Dori came to the town of Romance to help a friend. She wasn’t looking for a romance of her own. But when she broke her leg and found herself stuck in Romance for two weeks, romance found her – with the very man who caused her accident.

Lucas wasn’t looking for romance, either. But when the woman who almost killed herself by running in front of his truck turned out to be his next client, romance found him, too.

Dori has two weeks until her leg is healed and she can travel back home to New York. Lucas has two weeks until his job is finished and he won’t have see Dori again. Can the two of them stop sabotaging themselves long enough for Romance to work its magic on them?

You can listen to a sample from the audiobook by clicking below:

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Finding Dori!

Finding Dori!

I’ve got a new book on sale today!  It’s the novella FINDING DORI (also part of the Fall Into Romance collection).  You can get it right now on Kindle and various other eBook retailers.  It’ll be available as a paperback book in the next day or two (for those of you who still prefer to murder trees for your reading pleasure…just kidding, I buy actual, physical books, too!), and as a fantastic audiobook within the next week or two (and you can hear a sample right now).









What’s it about?  Here’s the short version:

She’s a loud, pushy New Yorker who drives him crazy. He almost ran her over with his truck. Of course they’re perfect for each other…









That’s a little illustration of Dori herself I had commissioned, so you can see who you’re reading about.

What are you waiting for – go and check it out now!

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Spooktacular Halloween Giveaway!

Spooktacular Halloween Giveaway!

Happy October everyone! Are you ready to get spooky and all together ooky? It’s that time of year again where we can get frightful and delightful without feeling a tiny bit of remorse. So come with me, won’t you? Join me, and so many other amazing authors in this years…
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Meet the Authors!

Meet the Authors!




Surround yourself in the romance of the autumn season with 10 heartwarming, sweet novellas from USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors. Each story takes you inside the heart of a small town—its people—and features adorable animal friends in need of a forever home. Take a trip to Romance, Oregon, where falling in love has never been easier and happily-ever-after is guaranteed!

Order it today!




I’m so thrilled to be participating in the new FALL INTO ROMANCE collection, and I wanted to introduce you to all my wonderful fellow authors.  To hep you get to know them better, I asked them all one simple question: which actor should play you in a movie of your life?  Here they are (in alphabetical order), and here’s how they answered:

Franky Brown

Franky A Brown is a Southern author, obsessed with reading, who writes chick lit and romantic comedy.

Franky chose Meg Ryan for a movie of her life.  Why?  “Might be a boring movie. I need someone who can do high drama and goofy comedy, especially when it reaches the part about writing my comedies.   Maybe Meg Ryan?”

Franky’s story in FALL INTO ROMANCE is “Wired for Romance.”  You can follow her at her website.


Stacy Clafin

USA Today bestselling author Stacy Claflin entertains readers in a variety of genres, from sweet contemporary romance to paranormal to suspense.

Stacy picked Cynthia Nixon to play herself.  Her explanation?  “If you’re going for looks, it has to be Cynthia Nixon. (I even have strawberry hair now.) Personality? I have no idea.”

Stacy’s story in the collection is “Lost in Romance.”  You can follow her on Facebook.


Tamie Dearen

Tamie Dearen, “the author who knows romance by heart,” writes sweet and inspirational romantic comedies and young adult fantasy with a touch of romance.

Tamie selected Sandra Bullock to play her.  Why?  “Sandra Bullock, because my husband has the hots for her.”

Tamie’s story in the set is “Restoring Romance.”  You can follow Tamie at her website, and on her Amazon Author Page.


J.J. DiBenedetto

You probably already know who I am, since you’re here!  But just in case, I’m the author of 13 novels so far – the paranormal romance/suspense Dream Series, and the lighthearted suspense thriller Jane Barnaby Adventures.

I picked Jack Black to play me in a movie.  Not that my personality is remotely like his, but physically he’s about the best match I can come up with.

My story in the collection is “Finding Dori.”  You’re already at my website, but you can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter and on my Amazon Author Page.


Jess Elliott

Jessica L. Elliott has been writing since she could hold a pencil. She specializes in stories with happy endings, a touch of adventure, and lots of heart.

Jess picked Amy Adams.  Why?  “Dang, that’s a hard one. Maybe Amy Adams because she seems to be as upbeat and chipper about life as I am. And she sings, which is awesome because I like to do that when I think no one can hear me.”

Jess’ story is “Katie’s Chance for Romance.”  You can follow her at her website,


Raine English

USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Raine English writes sweet small-town contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense.

Like Tamie above, Raine picked Sandra Bullock to play her in a film of her life.  Why?  “I have a clumsy goofy side that she’d be able to portray well.”

Raine’s story in the collection is “At Second Glance.”  You can follow her at her website, and also on Facebook.


Shanna Hatfield

Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, USA Today bestselling author Shanna Hatfield is out to make it happen one story at a time.

Shanna chose Lauren Holly to portray her.  Her reason?  “She’s sassy and tough while still looking sweet and lovely.”

Shanna’s story in the collection is “Blown Into Romance.”  You can follow Shanna at her website, on Facebook and you can also sign up for her newsletter.


Liwen Ho

Liwen Y. Ho writes sweet and inspirational romance infused with heart, humor, and a taste of home (her Asian roots).

Liwen picked Reese Witherspoon to play her in a movie.  Why?  “I’d have to go with Reese Witherspoon of the Legally Blonde era. I may not be blonde, but I’m known to be a little too naive and innocent sometimes. (Once upon a time, I may or may not have squeezed out all the air from my supermarket produce bags, so I wouldn’t end up paying for the extra weight! LOL) Plus, I LOVE the color pink, just like Elle Woods”

Liwen’s story in the collection is “Chasing Romance.”  You can follow her at her website.


Kit Morgan

Bestselling author Kit Morgan delivers pure fun and romance! She writes sweet, clean, historical and contemporary romance with a strong sense of family and community. She also writes high adventure, scienefiction time travel under Geralyn Beauchamp.

Kit chose Anne Hathaway to play her in a movie.  Her explanation?  “Wow, that’s a good question. Hmmm, I’d have to say Anne Hathaway.”

Kit’s story in FALL INTO ROMANCE is “Lessons in Romance.”  You can follow her at her website.


Melanie Snitker

Melanie D. Snitker writes clean, contemporary romance, weaving together inspirational stories of faith, love, and family.

Melanie picked Julia Stiles as her actress.  “I checked with my brother, Matthew, who has an eye for everything related to movies. He said Julia Stiles, so that’s who I’d go with.”

Melanie’s story in the collection is “Finding Forever in Romance.”  You can follow her at her website, on Facebook, Twitter, her Amazon Author Page, and on BookBub.


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