Wednesday, April 19, 2017

You Can't Win 'Em All




"YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WAAAAAANT..."


Welp, I didn't win the whole kit'n kaboodle at Chanticleer Reviews, but I was still a semi-finalist amongst who knows how many entries and that's still pretty damned cool. My first book, which got almost no recognition in the world of paranormal romance struck a chord with someone and I will take that as motivation to push forward with my Tribe Novels. I'm damned proud of the world I created and I believe that if I work hard enough, some of you will grow to love it as I do.
That said, I'm embarking on the same mad mission that I did last year - to write two books at once. Along with that are the short stories for the two anthologies I'm contributing to (one of them under my own brand new, shiny publishing label, Satin & Stone Publications) and a first ever attempt at a serial for my newsletter subscribers. For those of you who read "The Holler" and its included excerpt of the sequel "The River" you might be wondering how your favorite judgmental horned owl is faring. So join the newsletter and you'll find out. And yes, he's still a judgmental shit.
So I'm writing Matchetehew's book "The River" as well as Tank's book, "The Mountain" with a hope of releasing both this year. I'm so excited for you to read Tank and to finally put a face to the bullheaded ass deputy with my first ever exclusive model on the cover, Nathan Hainline. It's amazing and I want to show you, but you're going to have to wait. I know... it's killing me, too.
My upcoming short stories are completely different, one a dark PNR re-write of a classic and the other a PNR rom com for a series I plan to start... one day. With all that said, I'd better get off of here and get to work. I'll see you all down at the river later. I'll bring the 'shine and you bring your company, and Maka be merciful, we'll all make it through another night in Wright's Holler.

Monday, February 27, 2017

I'd Like to Thank the Academy...

Sorry, I couldn't resist. But I would like to thank Chanticleer Reviews for naming my novel "The Spirit" as a finalist for best PNR of 2016. The final winners will be announced on April 1st (who does that?) and I'm keeping all my crossables crossed.
I know I said Harper's Harlots Street Team is dead and so it is. Alas, my PA is a persistent little thing and with her prodding, a new reader group has been born. Feel free to join us for WIP excerpts, bad movie watch alongs and randomness about my life inside and outside of writing. If I'm going to make a fool of myself, I prefer to have an audience.


I've begun work on the two short stories I'm submitting to anthologies this year, both due on the same day (July 31) and both 20000 words. Eek. All this in the midst of a summer move to the coast and I'm running around waiting for my ass to catch up with the rest of me. "Hotel Paranormal" is light-hearted PNR/Erotica and my story for that work will feature Anu, a creature from a series I've been plotting for some time. Once I've reached my goals for The Tribe books, you'll be hearing more from him. And Jericho. And Christopher. And Mutt. And the 345396 other voices/stories/worlds in my head.
The second story is of my own creation, for the 1st anthology being published by my own label, Satin & Stone. It's for charity and I'm so proud of this lineup of authors and this theme and I wish I could share so badly. But alas, it will be a surprise best served closer to the release date. I can tell you that the anthology is called "Savage Hearts" and you're going to love it.
I think that's all for now from the holler. Don't be afraid to drop me a line and say 'hi'. I'll have a fresh jar of shine waiting for you.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New Year, New Happenings...

So much has been done and so much still to do, dear readers! My website has a fresh, new look, complete with a store so that you can easily buy print copies as they're available. The blog has been updated with a cleaner format (as you can see).
My street team is no longer. *plays a dirge for Harper's Harlots* Participation was abysmal and with so little going on in my writing, it was me talking to myself. So, until I have more books available and more news to give you, the team is defunct. Not to worry, faithful readers. It may well reappear and as always, I'm grateful for any and all help you gave and continue to give me.
Onward with more news.
The first three installments of the Tribe Novels are being re-edited and re-published and will be available made available again on Amazon. I'm also fighting with Amazon on making "The Blanket" free permanently. All three shall reappear shortly, Lord willing and the creek don't rise, under the label of my bright, shiny new publishing company. I'm also working on two new Tribe novellas, the third Tribe novel and a new venture... a contemporary taboo romance. Eek! Add all this two the two other PNR series I'm plotting and I'm looking at a busy year!

 And on that note: I have officially opened my own publishing company. Satin & Stone Publications will open with the republish of the Tribe Novels and will debut it's first anthology this Halloween. I'm amazingly excited about the list of authors signed on to the project and all profits will be going to THIS CHARITY. I've got two other authors signed on to my label, both amazingly talented and I'm honored they're letting me publish their work. You're going to love them.
In addition to all of this fun, I'm now running my own review blog and I hope to get enough of a following to be able to do an awards ceremony at the end of the year. If you aren't following us yet, click HERE.
Also-if you haven't already seen it-as part of Satin & Stone, I'm designing book covers. You don't need to be under my label to purchase, but it certainly helps if you're a member of the GROUP so that you can see all the new pretties that I put up. Once a cover is gone it's gone!

I think that's all for now, dear readers. below I'll drop the links to all the new endeavors and I'll be sure to keep you up to date on all the happenings that are... happening. Until next time.



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Voice from the Darkness

Hello, dear readers!

I know, I know... it's been forever. But after the harrowing ordeal of writing two novels in such a short time span, and then jumping right in to my first signing event, my brain was fried. The decompression time was much needed. I powered through NaNoWriMo (Yay, me!) and now, with the holidays approaching, it is time for introspection and planning for the year to come. You see, dear readers, I have many irons that I intend to put into my fire, in addition to continuing my writing.
For those of you who are fans of The Tribe, worry not. More is coming, although the order I intended to write the series is shifting slightly, I think. Tank is an infuriatingly persistent voice and his story may follow Matchetehew's.
If you haven't been following along via my newsletter, you might not know, but I am working on my first contemporary romance - a taboo priest story - as well as two other PNR series AND I've just committed to a PNR anthology to be published next summer. There is much to come! So if I am quiet through the new year, just know that I am behind a keyboard, clacking away and I'll be back on the first, hopefully with my ducks in a row and an announcement to be made. To keep up, feel free to sign up for my monthly newsletter or join my Facebook fan group of faithful harlots. Thank you all for following along and happy holidays from Wright's Holler.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Carolina Book Fest 2016

If you haven't already seen on Facebook, Carolina Book Fest was amazing! If you weren't there, you were missed and if you were, I hope you had as much fun as I did! For a new author's first signing, I was overwhelmed and even got a little misty when my very first fan approached me teary-eyed for an autograph and a picture. Here's a few highlights and I hope to see you at a signing near you!










Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New Release Blitz: The Holler by Harper L. Jameson

**RELEASING OCTOBER 12TH**


The world of the Tribe returns in Harper L. Jameson's new release "The Holler". Almost 200 years after an ice-storm  nearly destroyed the mountain town of  McAllen, Sheriff Jessica Attwood is finding bodies in her woods. Each scene gives more questions than answers and as she digs deeper into the forgotten legends of the woods, the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur. Somewhere in between is the one man who seems to know the truth...only he might not be a man at all.

Welcome back to Wright's Holler.

In these forgotten woods, legends never die.

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"I love the world of witches and Tribal Gods that Harper L. Jameson has created. ..There is a little bit of everything in the story between the two worlds...ranging from the smallest of laughter, the greatest love, and the depths of rage. ...Thank you, Harper L. Jameson, for the refreshing paranormal/fantasy read. I can't wait for more." Eli, Page Turning Addiction

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The Spirit

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Blurb:

Before the white man settled the Appalachians, he stood over the people of the Tribe, providing all they needed to flourish in the shadow of the mountains.
The many tribes have given him many different names. Wakan Tanko. Maheo. To the people that first hunted the corner of Appalachia known to later generations as Wright’s Holler, he was Weshemoneto, the Great Spirit.
To Anna Madeline Wright, he would simply be Wes.
Born in the holler that bore her name, “Annie” Wright came from people that had learned to live on the land, people who believed in the magic saturating the woods around them. People who knew how to survive.
Circumstance of birth gave her power. Her skills gave her respect. Her magic gave them hope. In a town not yet influenced by the progress of the industrial revolution, Annie was a pauwau. A witch.
The winter of 1836 hit the town of McAllen hard and with her people in danger of annihilation, Annie called on the spirits for the power to save them. Her desperation called Weshemoneto himself . When they collided, she had to make a choice: Lose her town or lose her heart.
What happened next would become the stuff of legend for centuries to come.
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About the Author:

Harper L. Jameson was born in south eastern Ohio and raised on stories of the family seat in the holler–a tiny hamlet nestled in the shadow of the Appalachians. Her imagination ran wild, fueled on tales of folklore and superstitions…of Indian burial sites and haunted woods where magic still runs free. Starting with her debut novel “The Spirit”, she’s putting a new spin on paranormal romance by bringing the old legends back from our forgotten past. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children, but she never really left the holler. No one ever does.



The Holler

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It’s been nearly 200 years since the ice storm that almost destroyed McAllen. Sheriff Jessica Attwood was born there, in a little valley in the Ohio Appalachians known as Wright’s Holler. If she isn’t careful, she’ll die there.
McAllen has a morgue full of bodies, a file of missing persons dating back decades and a sheriff that is determined to find out what is happening to her town. Her investigation leads her to the half-breed mountain man, Misignwa, and her reality is thrown into a chaos that only makes sense when she’s in his arms.
The Misignwa has stayed out of it. His job is to protect the forests of his ancestors, enduring the scorn of a population almost completely unchanged by progress. The problems of the white men aren’t his concern. Not until they come into his woods and duty brings him face to face with the local sheriff, a woman he’s watched from the shadows for years, drawn to in a way he can’t explain.
Jessica’s investigation pulls her deeper into Wright’s Holler, to a world of lost magic and small town legends–legends that tell of spirits roaming the woods, of lost witches and a battle between good and evil that has raged for centuries. As her fascination with Misignwa grows, something is calling her into the forest, into his arms and onto the front lines.
Wild animal, crazed woodsman… Jessica’s guesses about the killer’s identity are as thick as the trees but as the line between the worlds starts to blur, the superstitious townsfolk voice another theory from a time when magic wasn’t just for fairy tales. Something’s stalking the witches of the holler. And it wants Jessica.
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Author Links:
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Contacts:
 Kristie Kroste, PA: