New Releases and Promos: June 2020

So in addition to my usual new release news, I also have some cool updates and discount information regarding direct ebook purchases at the bottom of this post. Keep scrolling to check it out.

June New Releases

Puncher’s Chance: A Kira Brightwell Short Story

Puncher's Chance Kira Brightwell cover

Kira Brightwell and trouble seem to go hand in hand.

Still, after escaping her own abduction over three years ago, becoming MMA trained, and solving two major cases in the past few months, most people would consider her above running down the streets of La Valentia with scrambled egg on her shirt to chase down a complete stranger…

But even a local hero has her off days.

A fast-paced, crime fiction misadventure for both new and regular readers of the Kira Brightwell series by award-winning author, Jacquelyn Smith. (This short story takes place between Black and Blue and Low Blow.)

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Void Walker Lasniniar Collection

Void Walker Lasniniar Collection cover

Goddess, trickster, unborn spirit… All these words describe Felara, yet somehow fall short.

Combine her immortal power with an obsession for a certain elf, and things in Lasniniar get even more complicated. Felara will do anything to get her way with Iarion—whether he likes it, or not.

This fast-paced, epic fantasy collection of elves, dwarves, and magic contains one novel and two short stories from the World of Lasniniar series by Writers’ Journal winning author, Jacquelyn Smith: Void WalkerQuicksilver, and Goddess Almighty. Void Walker is the seventh novel in the series. (All adventures in this collection take place between Wave Runners and Harbingers.)

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Coming July 2nd (Available for pre-order)

Seeing Stars: A Kira Brightwell Short Story

Seeing Stars Kira Brightwell cover

Kira Brightwell might not wear a badge. But she still enjoys the challenge of unraveling a difficult case.

The case of Taylor Christie proves no exception. The social media starlet prepares to shoot a video, when things go wrong. Horribly wrong. With an entire crowd in attendance.

And more than Kira knows stands between her and the truth about what happened.

Once again, Kira finds herself in the right place at the wrong time with her self-appointed sidekick in tow in this twisting, stand-alone story from the Kira Brightwell series. If you love a clever detective, who plays by her own rules, grab this book.

Get your ebook ONE WEEK EARLY when you buy your pre-order direct from the author!

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Harbingers Lasniniar Collection

Harbingers Lasniniar Collection cover

Goblins, shapeshifters, blood-drinking demons… Lasniniar has always had its share of dark creatures for the Free Races to keep at bay.

But now a new enemy has arrived from beyond the Void—one that threatens to tip the balance, and plunge the world into chaos.

This fast-paced, epic fantasy collection of elves, dwarves, and magic contains one novel and two short stories from the World of Lasniniar series by Writers’ Journal winning author, Jacquelyn Smith: HarbingersPrevailing Wind, and The Devil You Know. Harbingers is the eighth novel in the series.

Get your ebook ONE WEEK EARLY when you buy your pre-order direct from the author!

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Direct Purchase Features & Benefits

OK, so I’ve mentioned in previous posts about my new direct purchase feature, where you can now buy all my ebooks directly from me in both ePub and Kindle format. Well, I’ve expanded on this option to give it some more bells and whistles to make it more comprehensive.

Promotion Price-Matching

I’ve already done this over the past couple of months for the Smashwords Authors Give Back Sale, and this is a feature I plan to continue. Basically, I’ll honor the sale price of my book on my own store when I opt in to something like one of the Smashwords sales (where only the ePub version of my books is available). This way, I can offer both the ePub and Kindle version at the same discount price.

Ebook delivery and support by BookFunnel:

Downloading ebook files onto your device can be tricky. BookFunnel makes it easy by providing step-by-step instructions, specific to your device. And if you really get stuck, their support team is happy to help.

Whenever you make a direct purchase, you will also get an email from BookFunnel with a download link and walk-through. (In the case of pre-orders, this email will be delayed until the early release date.)

In addition, BookFunnel creates a backup of all your ebook deliveries from them in the cloud, so you can still gain access to them later if you lose the files, or switch devices–no account setup required.

Multiple, secure payment methods:

Initially, I was only set up for Paypal checkout, but I’ve now added the option of direct, secure payments by Visa, Mastercard, and American Express credit and debit cards, with no Paypal account required. Checkout also works in conjunction with Google Pay and Apple Pay.

Get your pre-orders early:

Basically, you can now pre-order my new titles directly from me, and get your book one week before it’s released anywhere else. (Cool, right?) You will also get immediate access to a brief excerpt.

An ongoing, rewards discount for newsletter subscribers!:

I wanted to offer something special to my newsletter group, so I’ve created a regular, 20% off coupon, just for them. This discount works on all my titles, including pre-orders. (It just won’t stack with other promotions.)

If you’re not a member of my newsletter group yet, it’s free to join, and I only send updates around once a month. (Your contact info will remain private, and you can unsubscribe at any time.) Click here to subscribe.

How to purchase direct:

I’m planning a bit of a website revamp, where a shopping cart will be integrated, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. In the meantime, there are a few ways you can find my books on my direct platform:

  • You can jump to my store by clicking here.
  • You can select the Payhip option when you click through any of my universal retailer links/buttons. (Payhip=the blue heart logo.)
  • You can click on any of the new ‘Buy Direct’/’Pre-order Direct’ buttons I’ve included on my recent posts.

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