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Monday, June 24, 2013

New Summer Release, Freebies, and a Party

It's finally here! Happy summer to all of my Blogger followers. This will likely be my last post here at my BlogSpot site. It's been a great place to hang out, but in an effort to streamline my efforts, I've moved my main blog to my new website here. If you'd like to follow along and get monthly updates on where I am and what's happening with my writing life, stop by and subscribe to my page. In the meantime, I just had to tell you about some great news.

WESTERN DESERT, Book Two in the Chronicles of Lily Carmichael, a YA dystopian trilogy, is now available. Join me in celebrating at my launch party on Tuesday, June 25th at the Secretsof7scribes blog where I'll be serving virtual drinks and hors d'oeuvres (recipes at least), and giving away prizes like a NOOK Simple Touch, signed copies of a few of my books, and a cool swag bag. I hope you'll stop in and say hi and enter to win! Contest ends midnight, June 30, 2013.

Here's a little more about my latest book.

WESTERN DESERT, Book Two in The Chronicles of Lily Carmichael trilogy, takes off where WANING MOON ends. Genetically enhanced sixteen-year-old Lily Carmichael, and seventeen-year-old Will Callahan embark on a journey across a sun-ravaged and decimated U.S. in the year 2057, bound for the Western Desert on a dangerous rescue mission. The survivors they meet along the way put Lily’s healing abilities to the test and challenge Will’s resolve to find his missing father—no matter the cost. But even with the burden of life and death on their shoulders, and the Industry hot on their trail, the greatest challenge they face is trusting their hearts to each other.




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If you haven't read WANING MOON, Book One in the trilogy, you can get it FREE this week on your Kindle from June 24-28th.

Here's the short blurb for WANING MOON. To read Chapter one, check it out on Wattpad.

In the year 2057, in a post-apocalyptic world where three quarters of the population has been wiped out by a global pandemic, and a polar shift threatens the remainder of earth’s inhabitants, sixteen-year-old genetically altered teen, Lily Carmichael, faces bigger challenges—escape capture by a rogue government agency, save her family, and avoid falling in love.

SOUL REDEMPTION, the short story prequel is available for FREE on Smashwords, or you can read it on Wattpad. This story is about 50 pages (15,000 words) and gives you a look behind the scenes of who Zeph (Lily's younger brother) really is, and what it's like to be a thirteen-year-old with the ability to take life with just a touch. I hope you'll enjoy Lily and Zeph's journey. And here's to Will and Lily's blossoming romance!

Thanks for being such avid followers. I hope you'll stay with me at my new website and blog home, and keep tabs on my journey. If you want less frequent updates, but want to know about new releases and special promotions, consider subscribing to my Newsletter.

 Peace and Blessings to you all! PJ

Friday, May 24, 2013


What a wild and crazy month it's been! I'm one month out from the release of WESTERN DESERT, Book Two in The Chronicles of Lily Carmichael. June 24th is the big day.

Aside from all the last minute details of producing the best book for you, my readers, I'm planning my release promotions, blog tour, and all the infinity of details required to get this next show on the road. There are more moving parts in this publishing process than sending a space ship to the least it feels like it. But in the midst of chaos come some bright spots of encouragement. SAVAGE CINDERELLA has had a very good month! It won first place in the NERFA (National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards), and is a finalist in the Colorado Excellence in Romance Fiction contest. I'm awaiting final results. Incidentally, WANING MOON placed second in the NERFA contest!

SAVAGE CINDERELLA has also been nominated for a RONE Award from InD'tale magazine. I would so appreciate your vote if you've read and enjoyed the story. You do have to register to vote, but it's very simple and means no obligation for you. The site assures you won't be spammed. If you have a moment, I hope you'll stop by and vote between May 24-June 1st. My friend, Katy Lee, author of the inspirational romantic suspense, REAL VIRTUE has also been nominated and could use your vote, too. Thanks so much, everyone!

I'm also very happy to announce that HEAVEN IS FOR HEROES is available on audio book through,, and If you love audio books and would like to receive deals on your favorites, sign up for and get discounted prices on the audio books you love.

I think that's it for now. My website will likely be down for the next several days as my DH and I do some upgrading. I hope you'll stop in and visit me soon. I'll let you know when I'm back up and running! Have a great rest of your spring!