Welcome Wednesday – Open Mike

Welcome Wednesday – Open Mike

Welcome to this week’s edition of Welcome Wednesdays!

I’ve got a lot going on with the launch of my new book this week, so I couldn’t come up with a clever theme or question.  Instead, it’s an open promo today.  Tell us anything you like about any of your books.  Just be sure to leave a link so we can find out more and buy your books!



As for me, well, I DO have a new book out, just yesterday.  It’s the second book of the Jane Barnaby Adventures, and it’s called LOSERS WEEPERS.

What’s it about?

Jane Barnaby had everything going her way.
Now she finds herself in a desperate fight for her life.

Jane had it all: a prestigious internship at theMuseum of Natural History, a fantastic Upper West Side apartment, and theesteemed duty of helping plan her best friend’s wedding.

A casual lunch with her friend’s controlling fiancéset off alarm bells, and sends her digging into his dark and mysterious past.

When her search for answers leads Jane and heron-again, off-again boyfriend to the English countryside, they are thrown intoa suspenseful quest. As they uncover secrets dating back to World War 2, searchfor priceless art treasures looted by the Nazis, and fight off the thieves whowill kill to get those treasures for themselves, Jane is faced with a question:will they discover the truth, or lose their lives?

Embark on a fast-paced travel thriller bybestselling author, J.J. DiBenedetto that is perfect for fans of Clive Cussler.



Losers Weepers Cover (Full Size)

Now it’s your turn!

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12 Replies to “Welcome Wednesday – Open Mike”

  1. Thank you for the invite, James! My new release, A TAMING SEASON, is a contemporary romance, the first of my Love at Lake George Novels. There is one autographed copy now up for a Goodreads Giveaway until Aug. 4th. You can enter here: http://bit.ly/2aeh4P5

    Early Reviews:
    “This story is filled with emotional moments, some funny moments, true friendship , family traditions and romance.”

    “I couldn’t put this book down. I loved the character development, I loved the setting, I loved the background story that brought the major character to this point in her life. Very interesting story and hot sexual content.”

    “A gem from Gem! A Taming Season was my favorite book by Claire Gem so far. I can’t wait to read the next in the series. Well done, Gem!”

    The title was featured on USA Today’s HEA Blog a few weeks ago:
    USA Today

    You can see the Trailer here:
    Book Trailer

    Amazon Link here:
    A Taming Season

  2. Wow!! Yours looks great! I too have a new release – just out last week 🙂

    The Countess’ Intrigue – a sweet, regency romance
    Tagline: Engaged to a rumored murderer, what’s a lady to do?

    During her second Season, Lady Elizabeth Castleton is found in a compromising situation with Lord Justice Sinclair, the Earl of Heath. Despite her attraction to him, she is dismayed to find herself betrothed to the man who is rumored to have killed his first wife. Her parents refuse to lend credence to the rumors, so she is soon married and on the way to her husband’s estate.

    She cannot decide what to make of the handsome earl but after an attempt is made on her life, Elizabeth is terrified that history is about to repeat itself. She determines to find out once and for all if she is married to a murder.

    Can she stay alive long enough to find her happily ever after?

    Available wherever e-books are sold including Amazon http://amzn.to/29VRzDO

  3. DEAREST DARLING won Favorite Hero at the Maple Leaf Awards, Honorable Mention as Favorite Heroine, Favorite Short Story and Favorite Novel; Golden Quill Award for Best Novella; 3rd place in Historical Short at the International Digital Awards

    Stuck in a life of servitude to her penny-pinching brother, Emily Darling longs for a more exciting existence. When a packet with travel tickets, meant for one Ethel Darton, accidentally lands on her doormat, Emily sees a chance for escape. Having turned down the dreary suitors that have come her way, is it possible a new existence also offers a different kind of man?
    Daniel Saunders has carved out a life for himself in Wyoming—a life missing one thing: a wife. Having scrimped and saved to bring his mail-order bride from New York, he is outraged to find in her stead a runaway fraud. Even worse, the impostor is the sister of his old enemy.
    But people are not always as they seem, and sometimes the heart knows more than the head.


  4. Congrats on your new book.

    My book is called Soulless Voodoo Guy. This is my debut book which I released last month. So far the reviews on Amazon UK and US have been very positive.

    Finding himself in an unrecognisable place, Soulless Voodoo Guy searches for answers, but when more questions materialise does he choose to follow his path or deviate from it? How does he know what his true path is? Why is everything so strange and what are the metal plates which appear to be everywhere? The Jelly Turtle only confuses him further and it’s nearly impossible to tell what Trip’s thinking. When he meets Zepheer he finally gets some answers, but can he trust her?


  5. Thank you, James for this opportunity. Instead of my latest release, I’m going to mention my best-selling book, TELL ME A SECRET. It is a new adult story and for readers 18+ due to steamy scenes. It is available in audio as well as ebook and print, but the ebook and print editions have recently been re-edited.

    Jace Sloan has it all. He’s smoking hot, a college football star with a storybook family, and he’s never met a woman he couldn’t charm. He’s also never met one who makes him want to be a better man…until he meets Maggie. Now, this self-proclaimed geek with wild red hair and the greenest eyes he’s ever seen has him thinking all kinds of crazy thoughts. Like settling down and being a one-woman man.

    Maggie Fielding is anything but Jace’s type. For starters, her IQ is bigger than her chest size. But Jace is panty melting hot, and she’s having a hard time remembering that he’s bad news. If only she could stop telling him her secrets, because her answers to his questions just might have both of them falling in love for the first time.



  6. I’m not pushing a specific book because I just want to say something about how the main character in my WIP resisted my attempts to get her to accept a new resolution to the story when my 3 beta readers agreed that my ending was a bit too ‘modern’ for a story set in 1841. The book is the sequel to The Figurehead. I wrote it because several readers wrote to ask me to write more about the central couple. They wanted to know how the relationships would develop. I was interested, too, so I went back to them, wrote of their continuing saga but, by the time I got to the end (it took me 4 years to write it), Helen had grown in stature and she took an awful lot of persuading by me to accept the compromise she was offered. It’s the first time a character has been so wilful, not only to the other characters in the book, nut to me in real life. The book will be called The Likeness and it’ll appear later in the year. Meantime, Helen is fully formed and you can meet her in The Figurehead.

  7. Very kind of you to invite us. Best wishes for success with your book.
    I am a brand new author, having published my first book a few days ago. It is an epic fantasy book with some unusual characters, kinds of magic and plot twists. The second book in the series should be in Amazon in a few days.
    If you feel like taking a look:
    Compliments for your great site.
    Have fun

  8. Thanks for this opportunity. It couldn’t have been better times as my latest book will be published in a few days too!
    Liberty is the first full-length novel in the Two Democracies: Revolution series and is available for the special pre-order price of $2.99 until 31 July 2016. It already has three 5-star reviews.

    Struggling with newfound sentience and desperately trying to repair itself, The Indescribable Joy
    of Destruction
    is a ship trying to find a new home. In a galaxy torn apart by generations of civil
    war, that isn’t an easy task. Tired of being used as a killing machine, it has a huge decision to
    make: hide and save itself, or help other artificial intelligences achieve freedom. Unable to make
    the decision alone, it revives the sole human aboard – the enemy officer who crippled it.
    Commander Olivia Johnson wakes to find herself in the infirmary of a strange vessel. Her
    nightmares deepen when she discovers it is the ship that attacked her destroyer. Even as she
    recovers from her physical injuries, she can’t get past her survivor’s guilt. She might have failed
    to protect her crew, but she vows to take revenge on their killer.
    When the ship uncovers a genocidal plot by the commander’s own admirals, Johnson realises just
    what is at stake. Together, the AI ship and the human officer must recruit outsiders from both
    sides. Training the misfits in battle to prevent the atrocity may be an impossible task, but running
    and hiding is no longer an option.

  9. Thanks for the opportunity to show off my latest release in my medieval/time travel series: To Follow My Heart.: The Knights of Berwyck, A Quest Through Time Novel (Book Three)

    Love is a leap. Sometimes you need to jump…

    After a gut wrenching break up with her fiancé, Jenna Sinclair heads to the coast to do a little soul searching. To say everything is subject to change is putting it mildly. Her world is not only turned upside down, but pretty much torn asunder when she is pulled through a time gate on the beach beneath the Cliff House and transported more than eight hundred years into the past.

    Fletcher Monroe, captain of the garrison knights at Berwyck Castle, has wasted too much time pining for a woman who will never be his. When he finally decides to move on with his life and focus on his duties, he is suddenly confronted with a woman who magically appears at his feet. This could either be the best thing that has ever happened to him or another cursed event in a string of many. He soon finds he is wildly attracted to her, but she’s scared to death of him ─ not a very encouraging beginning.

    From the shores of California to twelfth century England and back again, Jenna and Fletcher must find a way to reconcile their two different worlds before Time forever tears them apart.

    Amazon: http://amzn.to/1TWTF15
    Webiste: http://www.SherryEwing.com

  10. I smiled at Bill’s comment about his character insisting on having her own way. My sleuth Zukie Merlino first appeared in ‘Halfbaked,’ a short story from my first mystery series (R&P Labs Mysteries), and then insisted on being featured in her own full-length mystery novels. ‘Zukie’s Promise’ is the seventh in the series, which I’d describe as semi-cozy.

    Zukie’s daughter is getting married and Zukie has been informed her role at the wedding is to show up, shut up and keep smiling. That’s hard enough for her, but then a body turns up at the wedding rehearsal. The wedding’s in two days, the bride and groom are suspected of murder and everyone seems to be hiding a secret. But Zukie has promised her daughter that nothing will ruin her wedding, and Zukie always keeps her promises.

    Amazon: http://amzn.com/B01INJB0PI

  11. Thanks James!

    I just wanted to give everyone the heads up that Life in a Nowhere Town, book 1 of my New Adult M/M trilogy is free through Friday on Amazon: https://amzn.com/B01ATUL2TS

    If you like M/M romance with a little teen angst, and a side of music and reality TV, check it out! The trilogy is complete and available on Amazon, free if you have Kindle Unlimited.

  12. Thanks James for opening your world to us. Congratulations on your new release. Love the blog title of writing dreams. We all have dreams. Two of mine came to reality this past week with the re-release of the fantasy Windmaster with a gorgeous new cover and the release of Hatchling’s Vengeancethe last of the Dragshi Chronicles, tales of humans with a twinned dragon soul.

    Stop by my blog helenhenderson-author.blogspot.com and click on the covers for more information on these magical filled fantasies.

    Helen Henderson
    Stories of romance and adventure in worlds of imagination
    Windmaster – chose between the sea, magic… or love.

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