Facebook, You’re Killing Me

I should be writing.  I should.

WARRIOR MINE is successfully launched into the world.  I’m close to 30k words into the next book.

But right now, all I can think about is that Facebook has locked me out of my author account, with no indication when (or IF) it will be reinstated.

When I logged on yesterday, citing ‘security concerns’, they requested that I submit a photo, which I did.  Now, I’m still waiting.  I can’t communicate with my readers or my author colleagues.  I can’t post to my author page.  I can’t chat with my street team or my book club.  I can’t even use Messenger.

Somewhere out there, a ‘bad actor’ with nefarious intent regarding the 2018 US mid-term election is laughing his ass off.

Watch This Space–THURSDAY’S CHILD BY Jolie Mason

Jolie MasonMeet Hayden Thursday, a detective for the Metropolitan Police Department.

The Met is really a mega-city, a conglomeration of many cities growing together as populations booms and technology changes.

Thursday is called by many a hero because she pulled a few people out of a fire a few years back, but she really doesn’t see herself that way. She’s a cop. That’s it.

In Thursday’s Child, her debut novel, Thursday gets a new case, a serial killer case, and she could have done without it.

It’s one of the most unpleasant cases she ever caught. Someone is stabbing their victims and leaving them on display in stasis where they can slowly bleed out.


I’m so thrilled!  My favorite sci-fi/romance author has a brand new book coming out October 5, and it’s a mystery this time!  It’s the first book in a new series and we’re getting in on the ground floor.

Here’s the blurb:

Detective Thursday just caught another homicide in the borough, her first serial killer case. So much for the holiday spirit. These horrific murders should be bad enough, but as she works the case, solves the puzzle and finds a witness to protect, Hayden discovers a much bigger intrigue at play, one that will change her life irrevocably.

In this debut thriller by Jolie Mason, she begins the tale of Detective Hayden Thursday, a young detective in the mega-city known as the Metropolitan City Authority at the dawn of the new century. She made homicide detective through hard work and determination, and she hates a good mystery. That’s why she works so hard to answer the tough questions.

She and her partner, Randall Ace, are working against the clock to track down a serial killer in the Met, and it takes them into the underbelly of corporate research and development, leading them to illegal research, cybernetics and beyond. Hayden finds herself a little distracted by Dr. Gray Kerry, her witness and the biggest question mark in her life.

This series is best enjoyed in order and falls into the category of romantic fiction, but is not a true romance. If you love a good thriller, you might love Thursday.

How about an excerpt from THURSDAY’S CHILD?

 

 

A comm beep at the door sounded causing Hayden to go on complete alert. It was close to midnight. She pulled her stunner and held it to her side as she went back to the door and hit the vid comm for her hallway.

Dr. Gray Kerry stood on her doorstep looking frayed around the edges and nervous. He was decidedly less buttoned up now, she thought. “Detective Thursday, I’m here with information. Do you intend to let me in?”

She hit the broadcast button. “Have you looked at the time, Doctor?”

She watched Kerry struggle not to roll his eyes at her. “If I could come into your office, I would, Detective.”

She kept the stunner to hand, but Hayden decided to buzz him in. After all, he was perfectly aware there was a record of his visit to her. It would do him no good to hurt the detective investigating him. There were more where she came from.

“Come in, Doctor,” she said.

“You can call me Gray,” he said affably once he’d stepped into her foyer.

“You can call me detective,” she answered curtly. “What brings you here at this late hour, Doctor? We keep the precinct open twenty four hours for your convenience.”

“I’m sure that’s true. I came to you personally, Detective, because I can’t help you while being detained. I know who your killer is, and I’m trying to stop him.”

“I’m listening,” she told him folding her arms to let him see the stunner in her hand. He watched the weapon warily as he started to explain himself.

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THURSDAY’S CHILD is available
exclusively on Amazon for the time being.
You can pre-order for just 99¢ at this LINK.
And it will be available on Kindle Unlimited.

 

 

DIY? Or DI-Right?

I have, on occasion, been told that I’m stubborn.  I don’t know what anyone’s talking about.  Just because I tend to try to do things my own way…  Anyhoo…

I recently published a naughty little summer novella called Just One Night.  It was new territory for me, the first time I ever tried to do a shorter story.  So since it was just a little shortie, I decided to make my own cover.  And I released it with that cover.

A couple of weeks have gone by and I know that it’s not a great cover.  No matter what I tried to tell myself.  But it’s just a little shortie, right?  The question becomes, do I want to put my best foot forward every time?  Do I want to put out something that is, truly, half-assed?  The answer is no, I don’t want to do that.

So today, the fabulous and talented Eeva Lancaster of The Book Khaleesi created a brand new cover for Just One Night.  You be the judge: DIY or DI-Right?

All of that to say, if you need a kick-ass book cover, or any other author support service, go to Eeva Lancaster at The Book Khaleesi.  Here’s the LINK.

The Book Khaleesi Helping authors publish high quality books - The Affordable Way:

Endless gratitude, Eeva!  I have learned my lesson.

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