Blood Moon is here! And the winner is…

Happy New Year!

The giveaway has ended! The winner is…

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Congratulations! 🙂

Blood Moon’s release day is here! The pre-orders have gone out and Blood Moon is now available on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited! Click on the covers, below, for their Amazon.com pages.

Progress: Another chapter of Aurora is finished! I am now halfway through Chapter 8 and will hopefully get that one finished today, as well. Also, working on the outline for Book #5, which I have not decided on a title for yet.

Here is to a fantastic and book-filled year!

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While We Wait – Week #5: Teaser Quotes & Book Trailer!

Greetings!

Release day is almost here! In less than 48 hours, the pre-ordered copies will go out and Blood Moon will become available on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited! I am behind on my post for this week, mostly due to holiday traveling. I was hoping to find the time to work on the book trailer for Blood Moon, however, I haven’t. 😦

I did take a few minutes to skim through the manuscript and pull a few teaser quotes to share with you! You can see who says a few of them. For the others, you’ll just have to read Blood Moon to find out who said what. Check them out, below.
~ Gabby gaped at her. “I know the queen likes to read stories to you, but you don’t actually believe them. Do you? There isn’t always a brave knight to come and save you.”
~ “Who are you?” he demanded. “And don’t lie to me. Did my father send you to track me? Are you a spy?”
“I am no spy,” she spat, pulling her arm away. “And even if I were a spy, I wouldn’t tell you. That would make me a terrible spy.”

~ “What are you doing here? Shouldn’t you be at the castle?” she shouted.

“Why are youhere? You should be at the castle. It’s your wedding day,” he shouted back.
“It’s your wedding day, too. Yet, you’re out in the forest, riding a horse.”

“And what are you riding, Princess? A ghost?”


“Are you hiding from your horse?”
“Don’t be judgmental. This is my last apple.”
~ “I’ve met plenty of princesses before,” he said, “but I’ve never kissed one.”
~ “Sid, I’ve been thinking about something,” he began.
“Oh, no. Why do I have a feeling that you are about to say something I will not like?”
“Because I am.”
~ “I can’t believe you agreed to this,” Rowan said, laughing. “This is the most insane idea that I have ever heard. And I have heard of some fairly ridiculous ideas. Even thought up a few of them, myself.”
~ “For a man with such confidence, Dagan, I am getting a small thrill watching you squirm.”
Teeheehee… I had a few more but didn’t want to share too much and ruin some of the surprises. 

Progress:
Remember when I said that I was taking a break until the end of January? Well… apparently, I am a liar. Haha! I’m already on Chapter 7 of Aurora and I have started making notes for the next series to come, after I finish with the Everealm Series. The next series will spring ahead a few years and follow Sarita and Gabby (and a few others). I have yet to decide exactly how many years will pass between the two but I intend the series to start after Sarita enters adulthood. Of course, our favorite people will make appearances, but I also have a few new characters to add that I think you will love!

Also, the schedule for the Blood Moon book tour has been posted! Click on the tour banner at the top of the page for the schedule, or look below. I can’t wait to revisit some of my favorite bloggers and meet a few new ones!

New poll is up, too! —–>

Blog Tour Schedule 
January 25th
Happy tails and tales  Http://happytailsandtales.blogspot.com  Review
Reading Addict    http://readingadd.blogspot.ro/   Review
trips down imagination road   http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-lives.blogspot.co.uk   Review
My Crazy Corner    http://mycrazzycorner.blogspot.com/  Promo Post
Addicted Readers    http://addictreaders.blogspot.com/    Promo Post
January 26th
Haddie’s Haven    http://haddieshaven.blogspot.com   Review
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy,&,Sissy, Too!  http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com  Promo Post
Mythical Books   http://www.mythicalbooks.blogspot.ro/  Promo Post
Literary Musings http://literarymusing.weebly.com Promo Post
January 27th
Andrea Buginsky, Author   http://andreabuginskyauthor.blogspot.com/   Promo Post
Mikayla’s Bookshelf   http://mikaylasbookshelf.blogspot.com  Promo Post
Just Us Book Blog   http://justusbookblog.blogspot.com/  Promo Post
Pink Fluffy Hearts   http://pinkfluffyhearts.blogspot.com/   Promo Post
January 28th
History from a Woman’s Perspective   http://www.historywomanperspective.com Review
Live Laugh & Love Books   www.livelaughandlovebooks.wordpress.com  Promo Post
deal sharing aunt    http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/    Promo Post
My Read Journal  https://myreadjournal.wordpress.com   Review
January 29th
Around the World in Books    http://www.aroundtheworldinbooks.ca/  Promo Post
Book-o-Craze    http://book-o-craze.blogspot.gr/   Review
Cutting Muse Blog Review    http://www.cuttingmuse.com/    Review
books are love    http://hello-booklover.tumblr.com    Review
Book Lovers Life     http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/   Promo Post
Million Book Mill   http://www.millionbookmill.blogspot.com  Review


Giveaway:
Last chance! Giveaway ends in less than 48 hours!!
  

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While We Wait – Week #4: Dream Cast – Part Four!

Greetings!

How fitting that the 4th part of my dream cast would fall on the 4th week of waiting… By the way, 4 is my favorite number. 🙂

Quick Update:
So… Last night I made a change to the manuscript for Blood Moon. I added the first 3 chapters of Aurora to the end of BM, giving the book 28 chapters, total. It was already my longest book, but now it clocks in at over 104,000 words. Don’t worry, there is still a teaser/preview chapter of Aurora (and it’s a doozy). 
Today, I will put the book on my Kindle, and listen. When editing the final draft, I always read it first, listen last. Hearing the story being told (via the text-to-speech) is a great way to see if the story flows naturally and that the dialogue is believable. Once I finish, I will send it off to Sara at YA Bound and she will send it to the bloggers who are joining the BM tour in January! 

Before we jump into the dream casting, I just want to say that I am seriously reconsidering my choice for Reeve! I completely forgot about my obsession with Daniel on Revenge (who was killed off before the show ended–but we won’t get into that!) and I just realized when I came across his photo today that this guy screams Reeve to me! His name is Josh Bowman! And if you finish reading Blood Moon and can’t picture this guy as Reeve, I will have failed as an author!! Just kidding.. No, really.. 😉


Dream Cast – Part Four!

I made a slight change to the line-up. Part four consists of: Cassandra, Zander, Seraphina, Nolan, Isabelle, & Edmund (just not in that order)

Nolan

To be honest, I probably wouldn’t have even considered Linus Roache for King Nolan, had I not witnessed his incredible performance on Vikings, where he also plays.. wait for it.. a king! By the way, I loved this guy on Law & Order!



Isabelle

Jeanne Tripplehorn! I can’t think of a single thing I’ve seen her in that I didn’t love. Big Love was one of my favorite shows for several years (and not just because I’ve had a crush on Bill Paxton ever since Twister). She is an amazing actress and can totally nail Queen Isabelle’s poise and motherly-ness (is that a word?).

Edmund

I had a little trouble finding a match for Edmund, mostly because his character is still growing so it’s hard to put a face to him when my own vision of him is constantly changing. With that being said, I think Timothy Dalton is brilliant on Penny Dreadful and would make a great Edmund!

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Cassandra

Oh, this one was pretty easy. Teresa Palmer is my Cassandra! I’ve loved her in everything I’ve seen her in, so far. I am still waiting on the sequel to I Am Number Four! She just breathes Cassandra, who is beautiful and quite smug about her ex-relationship with Dagan…



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Zander

I’ve gone back and forth on this one a lot. I mean, a lot! Zander is an important character in Blood Moon and beyond. For him, I choose Dylan Sprayberry, who actually is 17 so his age almost fits Zander’s, exactly. Which reminds me that I still have four episodes of Teen Wolf to catch up on before it starts back in January…



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When you finish reading Blood Moon, if you picture a different person to play Zander, please let me know!

Seraphina 

Claire Holt is my pick for Seraphina! Not only does she look a lot like what I envision when I write about Seraphina, but she is also a great actress who would easily be able to pull off our perfect princess’ attitude and complicated personality. You’ll see what I mean. 🙂

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Tristan (and us!) will officially meet Seraphina in Blood Moon and it will likely go something like this:

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I told you that you might see that gif, again!

Stay tuned! Next week: A couple of teaser snippets from the book and the Blood Moon book trailer debut!

Since you’re already here… The giveaway is still active and open worldwide! See below. 🙂
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While We Wait – Week #3! Book Four Cover Reveal!

Hello, on this Medieval Monday! This week, I am revealing the cover for the next book in the series. So… here it is! The cover for Aurora, Book Four of the Everealm Series!

And here are all of the covers, lined up!

The scoop: I decided to name the fourth book Aurora because it literally means “dawn”. The events in Blood Moon are going to have a very strong impact on the realm and cause a major change in magic. At the end of Blood Moon, you will get a sneak peek into the first chapter of Aurora and see exactly what I mean by this change. There is a new dawn on the horizon for Everealm, or in other words… a beautiful Aurora!

The progress: I have 21 chapters outlined for Aurora. This is actually two more chapters than I had outlined before starting Blood Moon so it seems I’m more prepared this time around. I will also add chapters as I go. I usually end up with around 24-25 chapters per book, anyway.
I am taking it slow during January in order to participate in the Blood Moon blog tour (Jan. 25-29th) and recuperate after the holidays. I will still be writing snippets (scenes) for Aurora and also a few short stories that I am waaaayyy behind on. So I still have plenty to keep me busy before jumping deeper into Aurora.
Also, I have about half of the chapter points for the fifth book already decided on. Unless I change my mind, the fifth book will be the last book in this series. Don’t worry, though. There is still more Everealm to come after that. Details coming soon!

Stay tuned! Next week: Dream Cast – Part Four!

The giveaway is still active and open worldwide! See below. 🙂
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While We Wait – Week #2! Who Said It? Win Paperback Copies!

Good morning!!

I was going to wait until later today to post this but I’ve been so busy with editing and outlining that I am afraid I might get distracted later on and forget to post. So….

First up…

New giveaway! Check out the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Giveaway ends on January 1, 2016 in honor of the release of Blood Moon. Also know that the winner will be the very first reader to get their hands on a paperback copy of Blood Moon.
P.S. I am so excited to share this book with you! 🙂

Your prizes:~ Signed paperback copies of all three books in the seriesAND~ $15 Amazon.com gift card

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Now that the giveaway is out of the way, on to our game!

Who Said It??

All you have to do is match the name of the person with their quote. Easy, right? I’ve decided to stick with Everealm quotes, only, this time. This game is just for fun. It does NOT affect your chances of winning the giveaway. The only way to win the giveaway is through the Rafflecopter widget, above.

Feel free play along in private. Or if you’d like, post your answers below, on Facebook (under this pinned post), on Twitter @everealmbyjdw or on Goodreads under my status update. I will post the answers next #MedievalMonday when I put up a new While We Wait post!

1) “Looking for romance now, are we, Princess? Aren’t you a bit young for this nonsense?”

2) “I cannot continue to escort that woman around. I simply can’t. I may have to feed her to the pigs before this week is over.”
3) “This dark blue fabric, then, to match his eyes. Oh, and silver for the trim, to match his hair.”
4) “Which part? Seducing your lover? Or helping my father kidnap your mother?”

5) “What I wish is for my plan to have succeeded. But since I can’t have that now, I will settle for a finger.”
6) “Keep it. Put it under your pillow and maybe you won’t suck your thumb tonight, little boy.”
7) “Because I thought you might like a chance to dirty up her pillows… My Queen.”
8) “Just look at them. We really are some incredible fools, you and me.”
9) I am not a coward. I will not let you or anyone else intimidate me or my kingdom!”
10)  “Mister Wizard. I think that servant girl is wearing a costume.”

A) Sidonie
B) Finn
C) Adelphie
D) Dagan
E) Rowan
F) Bree
G) Silas
H) Dahlia
I) Sarita
J) Simon

Stay tuned! Next week: Teaser snippets from Blood Moon PLUS the cover reveal of Aurora: Book Four of the Everealm Series!!

P.S. You may have noticed the share count above has gone WAY down. Twitter has stopped allowing their Tweets to be counted, so Twitter shares are no longer shown. Even though I can’t see your Tweets unless you tag me @everealmbyjdw, just know that they are still appreciated! 🙂

While We Wait – Week #1 Blood Moon ~ Chapter Two!

Good evening Everealmers! 

As promised, here is a sneak peek into Blood Moon, Book Three of the Everealm Series! This is Chapter Two. The short Prologue and Chapter One can be found at the end of Wildfire. Chapter Two begins after Wildfire ends, so only a couple of weeks have passed since the Winter Ball.

Next week, stay tuned for a game of Who Said It? and a chance to win ALL THREE books in paperback! 

NOTE: Chapter has had a rough edit and proofread. Final edit is to come. There may be a few small mistakes I haven’t caught yet.

Enjoy!

~J.D.

NOTE: I moved the chapter to a separate page to prevent spoilers. If you haven’t read books 1 & 2, DON’T CLICK. Spoilers may lie ahead. Thank you! 🙂

CLICK HERE TO READ: BLOOD MOON ~ CHAPTER TWO!