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COVER VOTE!

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Several paranormal romance author friends and I are releasing a paranormal romance anthology this year! Each of us features a different paranormal creature. Help us pick the best cover designed by the fabulous Abigail Owen. Which do you like best - the girl, or the moon?





You know you're an author when... #MondayBlogs

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Today is my birthday! It seems fitting to write about who I am as a person, and who I was born to be.

"Baby, I was born this way" ~ Lady Gaga
A long time ago (May13th, 2014, to be precise), I wrote  a guest blog post for Babette James' Blog. (You can find it here - https://babettejames.com/2014/05/13/how-you-know-youre-a-writer-guest-post-by-j-c-mckenzie-author-of-shift-happens/). I wrote about how I found it difficult to come out as a writer, and how I felt like a fraud, even though I finally had my first book published. I also shared how I've been a writer for pretty much my whole life.

Since that post, I've gone on to publish 5 more books (soon to be 6) via Wild Rose Press, and I've become more comfortable admitting I'm an author to other people.

I'm still awkward as heck, but I think that's just the way I'm made.

Anyway, last weekend, my mom sent me a series of pictures from an old school assignment of mine. The pictures not only made me smi…

The RONE **Action Requested**

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Carpe Demon, the third book of the Carus Series has been nominated for a RONE Award because it received more than 4 stars in a review by InD'Tale Magazine.

I need your help to get to the next stage (evaluation by industry experts).

Please vote for me!
http://www.indtale.com/2016-rone-awards-week-one
Paranormal Category J.C. McKenzie - Carpe Demon

While you're there, consider using your second vote for one of my TWRP roses who are also nominated for the Paranormal category:

Sharon Saracino - Smitten with Death
Sharon Saracino - Angel in Waiting TJ Shaw - Divergent Bloodline L. A. Kelly - Second Chance City
Sharon Buchbinder - Kiss of the Virgin Queen
While you're still there, consider using your vote for another TWRP author, Karen Michelle Nutt, who's been nominated for the New Adult Category:
Karen Michelle Nutt - Flower and Fangs
You will need to register for a (free) account with InD'Tale Magazine if you don't already have one, but the process takes only a few minutes.
T…

Sweet Texas Fire, by Nicole Flockton #MondayBlogs #Review

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Blurb:
Small town. Big secrets. Welcome to Sweet Ridge. Gage Cooper has always wanted the family cabin. Not only for the oil on the property, but as a way to prove to his father that Gage's past doesn't define his future. When his dad wills the land to stranger Charlotte Wilkinson and all Gage gets is a mysterious key, he's determined to do anything to get his rightful inheritance back. Charlotte Wilkinson never expected to inherit a piece of property in Sweet Ridge, Texas - the Aussie businesswoman is focused on building an environmental analyst career here in the States. But the moment arrogant oil-man Gage Cooper walks into her office accusing her of seducing his father, all plans for selling the property to him fly out the window. Then fate threatens to send her back to Australia and the dueling duo are forced to accept a fake marriage to keep their dreams alive. But as they discover common ground and a surprising chemistry together, suddenly Gage must decide what'…

California Blue, by Charlotte Copper #BlogMondays

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It's not every day one of your critique partner gets a book published, but that's exactly what happened this week, and I couldn't be more excited for or proud of Charlotte for her most recent publication (she has more).  Congrats Charlotte!

The acknowledgements brought a smile to my face.
^ That's me! ^
(Okay, so I'm a ~little~ biased about this story)

Here's the book!

Book Specs:
Title: CALIFORNIA BLUE Series Name: Lunch Box Romance Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group Theme(s): Young Adult Rating:  Sweet Keywords: romance, young adult, California Digital Price: $0.99
Blurb: High-school junior, Halen Stone is starting a new school in sunny California. When her twin brother, Floyd, brings home his new friend Austin, Halen only has one word: wow!
School, running, babysitting and barbeques bring them together, but one thing keeps them apart, Austin's gorgeous girlfriend.
A timely break-up and the school’s Halloween dance finally give Halen and Austin a chance to be toge…

The CTRR Award

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Two days ago, a reviewer from Coffee Time Romance (CTR) notified me that Shift Work (Book 4 of the Carus Series) received the Coffee Time Reviewer's Recommend (CTRR) Award from Coffee Time Romance.
"This award, selected by our reviewers, recognizes outstanding writing styles in all book types and genres. The receiving author will be an honored guest on Coffee Time Romance, having their cover featured for one month, complete with a link to the author’s personal website. In addition, the winner will receive a banner to display there, recognizing them as the recipient of this prestigious award."






How fabulous is that? The news definitely made my day, if not my entire week. Along with the award, Shift Work received a beautiful review. Here's a snippet:

"...The plot was multi-layered, had an intriguing mystery, vivid and lively characters, and tons of action starring supernatural beings."
Thank you to Coffee Time Romance for bestowing this award and to Llaph for …