Archive | July, 2015

Amaranthine Week Long Facebook Party

29 Jul

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

You read the title right. From October 11 – 17 I’ll be hosting a vampire party on facebook with games, giveaways and more.

What’s a facebook party? It’s an online event where readers, authors, and anyone who stumbles in can post, comment, and just hang out. Participants don’t need to have the Amaranthine party page open all day – heck they don’t even need to stop in every day – just participating once will get you an entry for the grand prize:


A Jorick and Verchile doll, handmade by the amazing Donna Yates. How cool is that?

Each day will bring a new event – and new games, contests and chances to win several prizes, including a coffee mug, autographed book marks and more. The schedule so far (which is subject to change):

Sun, 11 –   Welcome to the shadows!
Mon 12 –    Ask a Character – Any character…

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July Year of the Sheep

22 Jul

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

2015 is the year of the sheep – yay! whoo-hoo! alright! – and to celebrate the awesome peeps at I Smell Sheep review blog have held a monthly giveaway with amazing swag, like really cool t-shirts:

10268506_10205034038944215_3716183582046963429_nAnd did I mention books? Yeah, they are giving away some awesome reads, including a pair of autographed paperbacks:

How can you win these (and a bunch of other cool stuff, like the t-shirt in the above photo – we could be t-shirt twins)? Check out the I Smell Sheep giveaway blog and enter via their Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post. If you feel artistic, you can sheepify something for a special entry.

And if those prizes don’t tempt you, they have two other prize packs that include all kinds of goodies (like books from JR Ward and Laurell K Hamilton) so check it out and enter!

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P.S. They’re doing…

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The Amaranthine Files

8 Jul

So cool… 🙂

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

The official illustrated guide to the Amaranthine Universe is finished!



It clocks in at 102 pages:

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How can you get your hands on it? If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you already have a special PDF copy coming! This evening you’ll get an email in your inbox with a download link. If you’re not on the mailing list, you can join anytime at After you sign up you’ll get a welcome email with a download link for your own copy of the special PDF version.*

Hoping for paperback? Never fear, it’s coming. I will have details when they become available, though unfortunately a full color version will be a bit pricey. I may also do a black and white version as well that would be significantly cheaper (like 10$ or more cheaper!) and readers could choose between the two.

What do you think? Are you looking forward…

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“Those were the dark days of America’s infancy.”

7 Jul

Eric, I am going to have to give ‘Dogs’ a 2nd read, I think. This is a brilliant piece of history that I do not recall from reading your book nearly two years ago.

You know, in this day and age of our country: with the struggles and distractions of modern citizens. I do like to be reminded of the delicate and precarious birth of our great nation. In fact, your words have inspired me so much that I would like to make a proposal to you. Perhaps this is not the appropriate medium or venue in which for us to brainstorm what I have in mind.

I do hope you respond to my summons to arms. I believe that my idea could be mutually beneficial-not only for you and I-but for The United States of America!

Eric Robert Nolan, Author

Following up on yesterday’s blog post about Nathan Hale for July 4th —  I actually wrote briefly about Hale and New York’s revolutionary history in “The Dogs Don’t Bark In Brooklyn Any More.”  It was background information about Brooklyn’s Prospect Park; the novel’s story, of course, takes place in a fictional future.

I actually made up the “local legend” about Hale’s ghost brooding around the arch.  I have no doubt that the park has its share of ghost stories, but this one was only a bit of poetic license on my part:

“[Prospect Park] is a haunted place. Many men have died in the vicinity of its gently rolling hills, though the occasion of their passing predates the park’s mid-nineteenth century creation. The area around Prospect Park is the site of the Revolutionary War’s first and largest major battle, fought in the waning summer of 1776, not two months after the signing of the…

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