“The Journey of St. Laurent” Now Available!

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with great pleasure I announce the unveiling of Bryce Beattie’s long-awaited, much anticipated sequel to Oasis, entitled The Journey of St. Laurent – now available on Amazon’s Kindle platform, Barnes and Noble’s NOOK platform, and in many additional formats and platforms from Smashwords!

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From the description:

ER nurse Corbin St. Laurent has had a bad couple of weeks. His hometown was overrun by zombies and then bombed to the ground. Now he finds out aliens are not only real, but hostile. To make matters worse, the government’s response it to tell the everyone to calm down. With washington strangely reluctant to fight back, Corbin searches for a weapon that could give the people cause to rise up – the same zombie virus that destroyed Oasis.

The Journey of St. Laurent is a pulp action adventure sequel to Bryce Beattie’s debut novel Oasis. If you like zombies, aliens, fiery redheads, loud mouth radio hosts or non-stop action, you’ll probably like this book.

Check it out at the links below!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Journey-Laurent-Bryce-Beattie-ebook/dp/B00GVM1N5C

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-journey-of-st-laurent-bryce-beattie/1117495901

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/381116

Did You Know…?

…that the stories I have published on Amazon’s Kindle store right now all sell for 99¢, unless they’re free?

…that you can get those stories, and a few additional ones, in my collections of short stories called A Fine Cast of Characters and A Moonlit Stroll?

…that both of those books are only 99¢ each? That’s right, you can get almost ten dollars worth of stories for a paltry $1.98 if you buy both collections!

Sure, you won’t be able to find Barrel of Fun in either of those books. You will have to get that one separately, if you’d like to read it. But all the others are in one of those two collections. And if you throw in A Barrel of Fun, just for fun, y’know, the whole bill comes to less than $3! You get a big savings there for bundles of entertainment!

So what are you waiting for?! Get over to Amazon.com and buy my books, either individually or as a collection!

Have a great weekend!

 

-jdt-

Come to the Party!

There’s a launch party this Saturday, March 23, 2013, over on my Facebook page!

Why?

Well, this Saturday, March 23, 2013 (yeah, I can’t do it without the year, sorry), I’ll be releasing a new (old) short story duet for the Amazon Kindle platform!

The set is called Shudderbugs, and features two stories based on – wait for it! – photography! And the best part? It will be FREE for the first five days of the launch!

I’m hoping to have it uploaded on Friday and have it available for Saturday, when it will also be FREE for FIVE (meaning for five days). So mark your calendar, and come on over to my Facebook author page and join the party!

Shudderbugs Cover 1

See you Saturday!

-jdt-

New “Scales of Justice” Cover reveal!

It depends on how it looks in the KDP publishing preview, of course, but I’ve been working on a new cover for Scales of Justice, my one and only full-length published novel. I like the one I have, but thought maybe, just maybe, it could use some “oomph,” so I worked up a new one.

So sound off, one and all, and tell me what you think of the NEW cover for Scales of Justice:

Scales of Justice 4

Now, I’m not wild about the author name line right now. I don’t mind if people can’t read the “A Novel By” line, but I definitely need the name to stand out. And I’d like to use either contrasting colors or something from the background, but I just couldn’t seem to hit on anything good. I finally settled on a bright cyan, but I’d like something better, so that might change.

The other covers, which didn’t make the cut, were all more yellow-orange and didn’t play well on screen when uploaded to Amazon’s KDP. I feel fairly confident this one will work well. And I love the imagery, and the scales. Of course, friend and fellow author (and thereby cover designer) Bryce Beattie made me a cover for this one too, and I might just use his instead.

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Well, which one do you guys like better? Which do you think will read cleaner and be more eye-catching on the screen?

Sound off! I want to hear from you.

-jdt-

Pick the Cover for my Next Short Story!

My next short story will be ready for publishing on Kindle soon, and I need your help!

I’ve designed two covers for the piece, with help from a lot of Photoshop tutorials, video tutorials, and a little help from Dreamstime.com (for the stock photo I used).

The problem is, I can’t decide which one I like better. My family has split opinions, so they suggested I go to you, oh awesome readers, and get your vote on which cover you think is the more eye-catching, Kindle store-worthy cover design.

So, here’s the poll, and your votes will be tallied until next Saturday, February 23, 2013. Any votes after midnight on Saturday won’t be counted…sorry, but I gotta stop somewhere.

The Covers

Here are the choices; we’ll call them Choice 1 and Choice 2, because…well, I’m just clever like that.

Choice 1:

Barrel of Fun Cover 1

 

Choice 2:

Barrel of Fun Cover

 

The Poll

So, there you have it; the two options are there for you to peruse and consider. Let me know in the poll below which you find the better option, and I’ll announce the winner on Sunday, February 24, 2013!

 

Thanks, all and happy voting!

-jdt-

OH, feel free to pass this around and get others voting too!

“Siren Lake” is FREE Today ONLY!

My newest release, Siren Lake, is FREE on Amazon’s Kindle store today only! Get your copy while it is!

Just click the link below:

Siren Lake

Tam is a curious soul. When she overhears some small town teens talk about a monster in a nearby lake, it’s more than she can resist. Then she finds out the lake has been closed for years. The town’s drying up because of it, and plenty of people have gone missing on or near that lake. What’s happening, and why? Is the monster legend real?

When Tam tries to unearth the truth, the lake ranger steps in to put a stop to her digging. But Tam’s never been one to just give up and go home. She’ll find out what’s happening at Siren Lake, or die trying.

-jdt-

“Siren Lake” is now LIVE! (…and priced correctly!)

My newest release, Siren Lake, is now live on Amazon’s Kindle store for a paltry 99 cents (as opposed to the 99 dollars I erroneously tagged it with before)!

Once again, here’s the blurb and link:

Siren Lake

 

Tam is a curious soul. When she overhears some small town teens talk about a monster in a nearby lake, it’s more than she can resist. Then she finds out the lake has been closed for years. The town’s drying up because of it, and plenty of people have gone missing on or near that lake. What’s happening, and why? Is the monster legend real?

When Tam tries to unearth the truth, the lake ranger steps in to put a stop to her digging. But Tam’s never been one to just give up and go home. She’ll find out what’s happening at Siren Lake, or die trying.

As a reminder, the story will be FREE tomorrow (hrk! another mistake!), but feel free to pick up beforehand if you’d like. I won’t object. ;)

-jdt-

The Value of Reviews

I received a 3-star review on my novel Scales of Justice on August 15, 2012. And you know what? It was really eye-opening and valuable to me.

I wanted to pop in and say thank you to the reviewer, but I’ve heard that’s a no-no from the author’s standpoint. I don’t know if I agree. I thought the reviewer’s insights directly hit upon some of the weaknesses of the book and brought up some great ways to improve it. I’m more than half interested in actually implementing those changes. They’d be great.

So, to the person who gave that review, thank you. Thank you for telling me how I could do better and what you did and didn’t like about the story. I’m sorry it wasn’t as much fun for you as you wanted it to be, but I can tell you the gift you gave me, of an honest review, is one I will honor and respect in my next book. I’ll be a better writer for it.

Thank you again, and God bless.

-J. Dane Tyler

You can see the review here. It’s the only 3-star review I’ve gotten to date.