JL Bowen’s Healer & Brinda Berry’s Whisper of Memory, WOOT!

Thursdays Bite

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Wait, it’s not Thursday?

Who said that?

No, you’re right, it’s Friday. And I’m posting late. My life since January has taken on a frantic quality that has me spinning, and now I’m back to work until July, so I’m going to have to take drastic measures. And the first one I’m taking is changing my blog.

I’m putting Moonday Mania and Thursday’s Bite on hiatus until further notice. INSTEAD,  I’ll post on Sensational Saturdays a variety of topics that will sometimes be writer oriented, sometimes paranormal oriented, and sometimes just be whatever the heck I’m thinking about.

There, I did it, I cut back. My friends will be so proud of me!

So, today will be the last Thursdays Bite for a while, and I’m going to share with you some YA links to some fabulous books that my very cool friends have just put out! Now I don’t write YA, and most of you may not read YA, but I’ve found quite a lot of adults do read YA. And those that don’t sometimes have children who do read it. So I’m sharing the links and books in order to spread the word!

 I’m very excited to say that JL Bowen‘s debut novel Healer is available in e-form from Featherweight Press. This is the first book in the series, but it’s not a cliffhanger, so don’t worry about being held hostage till the next book. Plunge into Armand’s world as he discovers that everything he’s every thought was true, is totally wrong.

healer, by JL BowenThirteen-year-old Armond Costa heals in three days, no matter what abuse his uncle and aunt inflict upon him. On his fourteenth birthday, he sprouts wings and discovers his aunt and uncle had lied to him. He’s the lost Golden Demon’s Healer. His father, King of the Golden Demons, insists he return with him and save his people from being persecuted by their mortal enemies, the Dark Demons. Now, Armond must choose between the Ellis brothers and seventeen-year-old Rusty Owens — the only family he’s ever known — or condemn the Golden Demons to extinction.


And now, most of you know Brinda Berry, she’s a fabulous source for authors finding out about social media and techie stuff, but you may not realize she’s also a YA author! Her new book in her Whispering Woods Series is called Whisper of Memory. It continues the story of Mia, who is special in two ways: she has Synesthesia (want to know what that is, click HERE to read Brinda’s post on Paranormal Freebies.) and she has a gift for extraordinary perception.

Weapons training and winter formals… a deadly combination

Brinda Berry's Whisper of MemoryAll Mia ever wanted was to fit in at Whispering Woods High. But being a portal-finder who dates a guy from another dimension sort of makes it hard.   Mia’s brother disappeared over a year ago, and now agents from the IIA are policing people’s movements through dimensions. She’d trusted Dr. Bleeker from the local university when he’d told her the IIA were the bad guys. But even a girl with an extraordinary ability to sense things can make mistakes.

Now two people are dead, and as a portal gatekeeper for the IIA, Mia needs to find Dr. Bleeker before he hurts anyone else. And her boyfriend Regulus, an Agent for the IIA, carries secrets of his own. Between learning about weaponry, finding the perfect dress for the winter formal, and catching bad guys, who has time to fit in?  

So that’s all folks. I’ll be hard at work editing and doing all the other stuff that has kept me crazy, but I won’t be blogging quite so much for a while. You can find me here on Sensational Saturdays and also on the first Friday of the month at http://paranormalfreebies, where I will still be doing paranormal focused bites.


Filed under Paranormal Book Review, Thursdays Bite

10 responses to “JL Bowen’s Healer & Brinda Berry’s Whisper of Memory, WOOT!

  1. Jessica, kudos on knowing when to cut back. I’m sure the where took careful consideration as well.

    I’m in the middle of Brinda’s first in the Whispering Woods series, and enjoy YA. Usually, I take the recommendations from my daughters, both avid readers, but lately, as they move deeper into adulthood, I’m the one with the YA recommends! Life is a circle.

  2. Jessica- I have the most wonderful blogging writer friends EVER. I am behind on my blog reading today. Thank you a billion for the shoutout!!! I think JL Bowen is pretty awesome and her YA sounds great. I love the paranormal.

  3. Jessica, I was wondering how you were keeping up! Your blogs are wonderful, but I know you have books to write too! I’ll try to keep up with Saturday’s articles, but Saturday is my worst day for checking emails.

    There are so many great books to read!

    • That’s what I love about blogging, you don’t have to look on Saturday. I’ll be here all week! I’ll still check comments throughout the week and see what’s going on. It was a tough decision which day to pick, as Monday actually has the most traffic and Saturday the least. But I chose the day that I figured I could get something written and posted. Drop by any time! And if I run a contest, you can be sure it will be a long one!

  4. Congrats on your new releases, ladies! And Jessica, good luck with all you have on your plate. 🙂

  5. I always wondered how you could possibly do it all, Jessica! Sometimes being a great writer means you have to cut back and save time for it, doesn’t it? I really try to keep to Tuesday and Friday but every once in a while I just can’t. Then I remind myself that I’m the one in charge and I actually can change the gameplan if need be. Good for you!

    • I realized that with my parents needing more help, something had to give. So this is the plan. Ever since I added that third day of blogging in I’ve felt a little stressed about it, and that was before they needed the extra help. Writing comes first, or at least it comes first after everyone else in the family!

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