I have a brand new photo website. Go have a gander over at julieloen.com
Oooh! Lookit! New design available from my Zazzle store.
In the world of the outlaw known as Crazy Cat, it’ s Lee’s birthday today! Huzzah! Had she been alive (not that I’m saying that she ain’t!) she would have been 167 years old. She would no doubt have celebrated with drinking whiskey and shooting guns. Both fine activities I fully endorse, although not necessarily combined.
I’ve opened up a Zazzle store dedicated to merchandise inspired by my western series The 9 Lives of the Outlaw known as Crazy Cat. My goal is always to make something I would wear or use myself.
I’ve ordered a few items to check the quality of the print, and have been very pleased with what I’ve received. More designs are in the making, I’ll let y’all know when something new is out.
The Embers at Dawn T-shirt is available here.
I’ve gotten a few very nice reviews from winners of my Goodreads’ giveaway.
Here’s an excerpt from what Lynda has to say about Embers at Dawn: “The first paragraph grabbed my attention quickly and by the end of the first chapter the lead female character’s qualities became known. Lee was a multi-faceted woman surrounded with softness and harshness giving her great depth and an uncommon attraction. The author created a strong commanding character unlike any female character I have ever read…my curiosity was piqued to learn more about her. Not a perfect heroine but heroine-like in many ways – very interesting character development.” Her review of my novel is the review I dreamed of receiving, but wouldn’t dare to hope for. Read the full review here.
Duskofdoubt writes: “The main female character, Lee, is strong and spunky, and so amazingly likeable. Don’t expect the run-of-the-mill damsel-in-distress you’d so commonly find in similar stories, because Lee wields knives, holsters guns, and uh twists the testicles of her enemies (like I said, spunky!), and it’s most certainly refreshing to see such a strong female character once in every while.” She sums up her review with: “Overall, a pretty darn good book!” Read the full review here.
I’d like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU! to those first few of you who have taken the time to read my debut novel and given it a rating or review. I don’t mean to sound greedy, but the fact of the matter is that Embers at Dawn needs more ratings and reviews to get noticed. I would be extremely grateful for any and all feedback on both Goodreads and Amazon.
Would you buy a book written by an unknown author solely based on its blurb? Well, I guess it depends… But would you pick up one for free? Get Embers at Dawn for FREE TOMORROW on Amazon US and Amazon UK.
The Goodreads Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the 9 winners of a signed copy of Embers at Dawn! I’ll see about getting them shipped forthwith.
1312 crazy cats entered the competition. I’m astounded that so many has shown an interest in my book, it’s only been out about a month. Tippin’ my hat at y’all!
I am stoked, honored and downright giddy… Embers at Dawn is available at the coolest bookstore in Oslo: Tronsmo.
Enter the giveaway on Goodreads for a chance to win one of 9 signed copies of the paperback edition of Embers at Dawn.
Embers at Dawn peaked at #11 in Amazon’s free best sellers list for westerns in the UK and at #12 in the US when I ran a Kindle edition giveaway last week. Thanks for all the downloads!
Get your free Kindle Edition of Embers at Dawn here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H2L6E3C/ref=cm_sw_su_dp It don’t cost nothing the rest of the week 😉