This is a culmination of my too many interests. It's is an in-between place. It's more focused than my Myspace blog, but less so than my author blog. Here you can find artwork, photography, writing, poetry, book covers, manga and pointless videos. All of these things mesh together to become a reflection of their creator in an in-between place colored like shadows and flavored like frappuccinos and chocolate. It's one heck of a world.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

October Newsletter

So, the newsletter is more than a week late. I know everyone's been waiting on tenterhooks for the new edition, but you must wait no more! At last! It is here - and it is full of news!

Legacy of Ghosts, the second installment in the Amaranthine series, is finally available for purchase! You can pick up your digital copy at Smashwords or Amazon Kindle, or grab a paper back. If you're interested in an autographed copy then drop me a line at Joleene@JoleeneNaylor.com.


Legacy of Ghosts cover - fixed


After the events of Shades of Gray, Katelina seeks peace with Jorick, but it’s hard to come by in a world shrouded in secrets and threatened by a brewing storm. Though Kateesha plans to fight the same battle as Jorick’s fledgling, a common enemy isn’t enough to overcome past betrayals, and the tempest explodes into a violent frenzy. Drawn into a deathly conflict, Jorick and Katelina must learn to overcome old regrets, or risk losing their future to the ghosts of their past.

Legacy of Ghosts, the second installment of the Amaranthine series, plunges back into a world of blood and cruelty where the darkness hold dominion and vampires don’t sparkle.


You can read sample chapters at http://joleenenaylor.wordpress.com/ in either whole chapter format or in tiny, blog sized nuggets. Yeah, I'm all about choice.

Winners in the Legacy of Ghosts contest have also been announced. I want to thank everyone who entered, and I hope you had some fun with the questions. The winner of the Bonus contest was Sharon Stogner, who will be getting a double prize pack containing both the books in the Amaranthine series, while Jonathan Harvey and Falcon both won a copy of Legacy of Ghosts. Congratulations guys! If you want to watch the official drawing, you can do so here.

Also out last month is the nonfiction title How to Get a Cheap Book Cover: from how to woo your cover artist to simple DIY.

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A great book cover doesn't have to cost a fortune. This book covers everything from hiring someone else, to all the DIY tips you need like finding the right font, locating the perfect picture, and illustrated step by step instructions on how to put the cover together in three popular art programs. At the moment it's only available through Smashwords, but I may expand the market later.

And if you're in the market for a book cover, or book cover art, you might want to check out Coverart.JoleeneNaylor.com and see what I have to offer. This last month I completed 7 book covers:

Bracelets of Light     cover

Dangerous Times    Mai Tai butterfly - yellow

Waiting for Pops     Write a eulogy with photo

Legacy by LC Cooper

On a side note, I can also format documents for publication on Smashwords.

Now, let's get on to the



Random Fun

The Interesting link: All About Halloween.com The name says it all. Learn the history of Halloween, decorating tricks, or pick up some fun recipes and how to tips on pumpkin carving. If it's Halloween, then it's here!

The Lots-O-Fun link: Halloween Fun Pages Download scary music, play online games, do jigsaw puzzles, coloring pages and even listen to old episodes of Tales from The Crypt. Suitable for all ages; go get your Halloween on!

The Read of the month: The Outsiders (from smashwords) The Outsiders is a collection of 13 dark fantasy stories from some of the best names and bright new names in dark fiction. An eclectic mix of styles and genres lurk within these pages...so uncork a glass of wine, dim the lights, sit back in a comfy chair...and enjoy this offering from Ghostwriter Publications.

The Music of the month: Spooky Halloween Music Looking for spooky sound effects or some good, creepy music to play at your Halloween party? Then look no further! Download MP3's with titles such as Halloween Graveyard or Halloween Psycoz. There's even sheet music, should you be of the more talented persuasion.

The Video of the month: Art's Web Show Episode Three by Richard North. Kseverney gets his heart broken, though one can't help sniggering along to his pain. Meanwhile, Sir Richard critiques Cornered's painting, only the artist doesn't take the comments with such good grace... The third in the series, Richard North continues to perfect his different characters, each one of which represents a facet, or aspect, of his personality.



(if you have suggestions for the links of the month please email them to me at joleene@joleenenaylor.com – you will be credited by whatever name you choose.)



My Updates



WANTED

I am currently looking for some Affiliates to trade links with. If you have a website and would be interested please let me know!

Looking for Reader Reviews! Have you read the book? Did you like it? Did you hate it? Well write a blurb and let the world know what you think! Please send all reviews to joleene@joleenenaylor.com and I'll post them on the site!

The Terrible Turtle Conspiracy:

The Terrible Turtle Conspiracy is a weekly manga/comic written by Jonathan Harvey and illustrated by Joleene Naylor that tells the story of the giant turtle attack in Tuttlesville and the interconnected aftermath.


OF NOTE: the website is still down, so Jonathan and I have decided to make a new one at Terribleturtles.com Look for the new site sometime next month. In the meantime....

In September we finished Chapter Four: Let There be Dragons, in which the disgruntled characters from Day & Dark Comics find valiantly rescue Veronica from the clutches of a Speedy - a dog turned dragon. However, they left things behind and, in Chapter 5: Missing, Harold's friend Rich seeks the aid of a detective to find his missing friends...
Read Chapter Four!

Read Chapter Five!

Check out the Table of Contents for past chapters

Can't access MySpace, but you want to get in on the Turtle Action? You can read the comics on Blogspot as well - both Chapter Four and Chapter Five. So, if MySpace won't work for you, then check it out there!


Website Updates

I had hoped to have the new website up as of this newsletter, but alas it's not done yet. There is a problem with the loading screen and a few other items - but if you want to see a preview you can check it out at Joleenenaylor.com/beta In the meantime, I've added a few new things to the old version of the Ramblings from the Darkness website at www.JoleeneNaylor.com

I added two new poems to the Poetry Section of the site, Making a Memory, written for the CPC and Internal Struggle.

I've also added 13 new photos. Here’s a sneak peek at a couple of them:

fun

ink pen cup



Flickr Updates

In the last month I added the following albums to my Flickr account. All of my photography is licensed under Creative Commons license unless otherwise noted. You do not need a Flickr account to view these. Clicking on the links will take you to a photo album with thumbnails.

Hospital
54 photos of various hospital things; from the view out the windows to oxygen hook ups, empty beds, visitor chairs and more.

September Misc
55 photos including "retro" images, water, reflectors, parking lots and more.

Mid Autumn
31 photos including sunsets, rust colored grass, tire tracks and flowers.

Flowers, Bugs N Butterflies
24 photos of flowers, a cicada, a leaf bug and some pretty butterflies..






Blog Updates:

AMARANTHINE NIGHT (AUTHOR BLOG)

The Book Cover is Here
The original book cover for Legacy of Ghosts

September Newsletter
Another successful attempt to blog the newsletters. Yay.

Google is a Girl's Best Friend
What you post online can hurt your author - or other professional - image. You'd be surprised what pops up in search engine results.

Who Has Square Feet?
Not Oren, or at least not anymore....

The New Hickie
Teenagers bite one another until they draw blood and call it romantic - what do you think?

Where's the Trailer, Naylor?
That's a really good question....

Legacy of Ghosts - Chapter One: Part 1
Sample of the new book - in bite sized pieces....

Legacy of Ghosts - Chapter One: Part 2
Sample of the new book - in bite sized pieces....

Legacy of Ghosts - Chapter One: Part 3
Sample of the new book - in bite sized pieces....

Legacy of Ghosts - Chapter One: Part 4
Sample of the new book - in bite sized pieces....

Legacy of Ghosts - Chapter One: Part 5
Sample of the new book - in bite sized pieces....

Legacy of Ghosts - Chapter One: Part 6
Sample of the new book - in bite sized pieces....

Legacy of Ghosts - Chapter One: Part 7
Sample of the new book - in bite sized pieces....

Legacy of Ghosts - Chapter One: Part 8
Sample of the new book - in bite sized pieces....

Legacy of Ghosts - Chapter Two: Part 1
Sample of the new book - in bite sized pieces....

Legacy of Ghosts - Chapter Two: Part 2
Sample of the new book - in bite sized pieces....

Legacy of Ghosts - Chapter Two: Part 3
Sample of the new book - in bite sized pieces....

The Proof is Here
There's a semi colon here, and a typo there, here a misspelling, there a misspelling, everywhere an extra period...

Legacy of Ghosts - Chapter Two: Part 4
Sample of the new book - in bite sized pieces....

Legacy of Ghosts - Chapter Two: Part 5
Sample of the new book - in bite sized pieces....

Help Spread the Word!
Tags and Banners you can post to help spread the word about Legacy of Ghosts!



BLOGSPOT (WRITING, ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY)

A Trip to the Store
Come grocery shopping with me! includes a bonus random video

Spiffy Old Stuff: Babette, a paper doll
A paper doll from 1998; free to download, print, use, etc.

Postcards from Bilbo Volume 6
Bilbo, the amazing pencil guy, shares more of his adventures.

Morning Randomness
Some very cool photos, plans and a couple of videos I took with my phone.

How to Draw With No Money and No Talent Part 1
A six part series on how to draw with seemingly no talent and no money.

How to Draw With No Money and No Talent Part 2
A six part series on how to draw with seemingly no talent and no money.

How to Draw With No Money and No Talent Part 3
A six part series on how to draw with seemingly no talent and no money.

How to Draw With No Money and No Talent Part 4
A six part series on how to draw with seemingly no talent and no money.

How to Draw With No Money and No Talent Part 5
A six part series on how to draw with seemingly no talent and no money.

How to Draw With No Money and No Talent Part 6
A six part series on how to draw with seemingly no talent and no money.

Stress an Cool Retro Camera Photos
A long whiney blog with some neat photos at the end.

The Proof is Here
The Legacy of Ghosts proof arrive, finally....



MYSPACE (PERSONAL BLOG)

Out and About
for Blogophilia: grocery shopping was never so much fun before.

Post Cards from Bilbo Volume VI
More post cards from the intrepid traveling Pencil Guy

Spiffy Old Stuff: Babette
A paper doll from 1998

Morning Randomness
Some whining, some cool photos and a couple of videos. Wow.

Stress and Cool Retro Photos/a>
More whining and more photos.

The Proof is Here
The typo filled proof for Legacy of Ghosts finally arrives....



COMING NEXT MONTH:

Projects I hope to finish in October are

Legacy of Ghosts Trailer
Update all my profiles
book covers for other people
The new TTTC website
The special Bonus comic for the super secret TTTC Publishing Project
I wouldn't mind finishing up some other misc artwork, but we'll see about that


If you have ideas or suggestions on what could make this newsletter better, or just want to give me your opinion on something, drop me a line at Joleene@joleenenaylor.com.

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Have a great month and a happy Halloween!

Jo :D

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