Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My Hero, Released, & Writers for Writers

Today I'm happy to share some new releases and some great writer info with you! You won't want to miss this.

First off, JL Campbell wants to know who my hero is to celebrate her new release. And here she is:

Learn more about Queena by heading over to her site, JOIN QUEENA. She's my hero because she presses on regardless of the obstacles in her way. And let me tell you, there are a lot. Once a vibrant teenager with a promising future, now she's confined to a wheelchair with very little use of her body, including speech. Normal everyday things that you and I take for granted everyday have been stolen from Queena. And I say stolen because she was attacked and left to die when she was eighteen. But she's still here, and she's amazing! I'll tell you more about Queena later, but for now, be sure to stop by her Facebook Page and say hello. She loves having new visitors. 

Here's the deets on JL's new book:


The release of the novel Saving Sam by J.L. Campbell has been timed to coincide with National Heroes’ Day celebrations in Jamaica. Sam, the protagonist finds a hero—or heroine if you like—in his aunt and the mission of this blogfest is to write a maximum of 300 words about someone who has been a source of inspiration. So, Who’s Your Hero?

J.L. Campbell is a proud Jamaican and an award-winning writer, who is always on the lookout for story-making material.
She writes romantic suspense, women's fiction and young adult novels. She is the author of Contraband, Christine's Odyssey, Dissolution, Distraction, Don't Get Mad...Get Even, Giving up the Dream, Kicked to the Kerb, Retribution and Hardware (written under the pen name Jayda McTyson).
She blogs at http://www.joylcampbell.com Feel free to connect with her on Facebook or Twitter or visit her Amazon author page.

And also today SJ Pajonas is revealing her NA cover:


**Contains spoilers for those who have not read REMOVED!
Left in the desert to recuperate from her injuries, Sanaa Itami paces the floors and contemplates her mistakes. She trusted too easily, and now people she loved are dead, killed at the hands of men coming to assassinate her. Sanaa feels beaten, but life awaits her at home. While Nishikyō recovers from the earthquake, negotiations for Sanaa's eventual rule on Yūsei continue. New allies must be made, new friendships brokered, new skills acquired -- at all costs.
Life at the top of the chain is complicated and lonely, though. With relations in Sakai clan rocky and uncertain, Sanaa must learn to trust others again more than she's willing. Who amongst the clans is left holding a grudge? And will the new family Sanaa has found with Jiro support or betray her?
From Nishikyō to Yūsei, RELEASED, Book TWO of the Nogiku Series, is the second book in a captivating New Adult post-apocalyptic romance series that harnesses the cultures and traditions of Japan and sweeps them in the future.
Visit http://www.spajonas.com for more information.
Read the first book in The Nogiku Series, REMOVED:
Amazon (Paperback): http://amzn.com/1940599032

Click HERE for the Rafflecopter to win a copy and an Amazon gift card!

Congrats to JL and SJ!!

Have you heard about Writers for Writers Amazing Race??


Click on the picture above to get to Angela Ackerman's and Becca Puglisi's brand new website Writers Helping Writers (Formerly The Bookshelf Muse.)

Why is this so cool?? In honor of their new writing guides coming out, they're in a race to help as many writers they can this week. All you have to do is go to the site and fill out the form with your request of what would help you. Need other eyes on a query? Or first page? How about some tweets or a blog post for a new release? It's all at your disposal! Writers around the Web will be popping in to offer their help, so head over and sign up NOW!

37 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is terrible about Queena. From the picture though, it looks like she still has a joyous heart.
Congratulations, Joy!!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Wow! Queena sounds so inspiring.

shelly said...

Rock on, Queena!

Shared your post, PK.

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

Miranda Hardy said...

Queena sounds inspirational. I see why she's your hero. Can't wait to get Becca and Angela's new books.

Kittie Howard said...

Queena is an inspirational light! Go, girl, go!

Maria Perry Mohan said...

I love the work of JL Campbell and will be sure to check these out. I love THE BOOKSHELF MUSE and am glad I know that WRITERS HELPING WRITERS is one and the same. Thanks for the post, it's very useful and informative, PK.

Maria Perry Mohan said...

I love the work of JL Campbell and will be sure to check these out. I love THE BOOKSHELF MUSE and am glad I know that WRITERS HELPING WRITERS is one and the same. Thanks for the post, it's very useful and informative, PK.

Barbara Watson said...

Queena inspires! The books sound great. And I love the idea of writers helping writers!

Norma Beishir said...

Wow...you've done a triple header here, PK. Will be sure to share this one!

Michelle Wallace said...

I popped over to Queena's Facebook and blog.
Wow, she is a testament to the power of the indomitable human spirit... a real inspiration...
The amazing race is such a great initiative!
And I love the bold and vivid cover art on SJ Pajona's book.
Joy is a great author! I've read her work.

Wendy Ewurum said...

That makes everything you have ever been to pale in comparison. She's a wonderful soul.

spajonas said...

What an amazing post to share with others! Queena sounds amazing! Thanks for helping me reveal my cover today :)

Chrys Fey said...

Truly inspiring! Queena is a hero in every sense of the word. Thank you for telling us about her. <3

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

Queena is an inspiration to us all. Will pop over to her blog later.

Yvonne.

ANDYSTYLE said...

lovely post and blog

J.L. Campbell said...

PK, thanks for participating. Definitely will hop over to Queena's page.

Like the cover on released.

William Kendall said...

An extraordinary inspiration, PK!

Libby said...

Congratulations to both authors!!!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Queena is amazing. I'm going to check her out a little more.
Writers helping Writers is a really great idea and very generous.

Denise Covey said...

Go Queena. Great heroic choice. Her story makes you grateful for what you've got.

I must start buying some NA books. Thanks for sharing.

I've been following Bookshelf Muse for ages...must see if my link to their blog is still current. They've always been so helpful with their posts.Now it seems they've taken their helps to a higher level. Writers need all the help they can get.

My hero post won't go up till tomorrow as I double booked. I have Yolanda guesting about Alaska today.

Denise

Stephen Tremp said...

God Bless Queena! She looks in great spirits. We host a special needs person. She's lived with us for years. So we know what it's like to help someone less fortunate than us.

Oh, and I gave a out out to Butterman (Time) Travel today!

Donna Hole said...

A good choice for inspiration.

SJ's cover is quite colorful.

......dhole

Beth said...

I read Queena's story and cried.

Crystal Collier said...

Congrats to JL and SJ!

I love true hero stories. People who overcome real tragedy are amazing. They're the shining light in a sometimes very dark world.

Julie Flanders said...

Wow, learning about Queena brought tears to my eyes. What an amazing person and spirit.

Congrats to Joy and to and SJ!

LD Masterson said...

So many heroes in the world whose stories remain unsung. Thanks you for telling us about Queena.

E.J. Wesley said...

Two fantastic authors! Best to JL & SJ!

My hero is my mother. :)

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E.J. Wesley said...

Holy multiple comments Batman! No clue what happened there...

M Pax said...

Wow, Queena is amazing. Thanks for introducing her to me.

Congrats to SJ! Writers Helping Writers is a great idea.

jamieayres.com said...

Everything about this post was inspiring . . . thanks for always posting such hopeful blogs :-)

J Q Rose said...

I love the joy in Queena's face in the photo. What an amazing spirit. Thanks for choosing her for your hero so we could be inspired.

Meradeth Houston said...

So much awesomeness in one post! I've been seeing these books around and they look great :)

Romance Reader said...

Hi PK!

Queena sounds so inspiring.

Congratulations Joy!

Nas

Nick Wilford said...

I can see why Queena would be your hero. She's overcome a huge amount of trauma and she's still smiling - amazing!

Congrats Joy and SJ. Heard about the Amazing Race and it sounds fab.

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