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A contest, a contest! We're having a contest!
I have just received ARCs (Advance Review Copies) of HELLFIRE, which otherwise will be published on the last Tuesday in July. Because I know a lot of you have been anticipating the third book in my military science fiction series, I will be giving away 3 of them, one in May, one in June, and one in the first half of July!
Now, it does require social media...so if you have a Facebook account, go to Fans of Author Jean Johnson and share the post that announces the contest: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=614075175269610&set=a.216241865052945.60120.180367135307085&type=1
Or if you have a Twitter account, go to @JeanJAuthor and ReTweet my message about the contest. You can do each of these things twice a day (to get the word out, but not overly spam everyone) to have your name entered to win the ARC for this month. Each time you enter (up to twice a day) will count toward your chances of winning. I am also willing* to ship overseas, so if you live outside the States/Canada, don't let that stop you from spreading the word! (*Because these are ARCs, which means extremely limited in number, I cannot guarantee a replacement copy even for addresses in the States...but I'll do my best to ship priority or global priority to help ensure it gets there.)
I know, I know, some of you don't use or even like social media...but I do have a two year old roof over my head that still has another 9 years of being paid off to go, plus a house to pay for, and food, and electricity, and internet (to email my manuscripts), so on and so forth. The more you can help me spread the word about my books, the more chances there are that at least one more person will buy a copy and put one more dollar in my pocket...and yes, that's how little I get paid per book. (Slightly less than a dollar for mass market sizes, slightly more than a dollar for trade paperbacks.) So every Share, every Tweet, every time you nudge a friend and say, "Hey, go check out these great books by this author I know!" all of that adds up slowly, but it adds up. And don't forget to do it for your other favorite authors, too!
For the other books, the first in my fantasy romance Guardians of Destiny series, THE TOWER, just hit bookstores this month in trade paperback and is doing fantastic, with great reviews. THE GROVE, book two, will be released in December. I know it's a bit of a wait, but you'll have HELLFIRE to read at the end of July if you don't mind the military scifi side. And I have received a formal offer for my new high fantasy Flame Sea series, which will be releasing straight to ebook with paperbacks to follow, and am just waiting on the actual contract to make it officially official, with official news on when to expect the first of the books, and all that official stuff. (...It's fun to say "officially official" today, or even just "official." XD)
And lastly, look for me at WorldCon in San Antonio, Texas, which is a massive convention taking place Labor Day weekend!