On 1st January 2017 I wrote the following post:
How did I do? Well…
- I published at least one book. I didn’t published my planned 10 books, instead I published 3 books and 1 short story (A Sword of Fortune and Fate, A Sword of Shadows and Light, Magic Runes, and Fall of Magic).
- I didn’t blog once a month. I missed March & May. This will be my goal for 2018.
- I did start a newsletter and have over 50 subscribers. My readers are active and engaged. Are you on the Devyn Jayse Readers Group?
- I did make over 50 sales. As of today, total number of books sold is 1,518 (not including Fall of Magic sales). A huge thank you to everyone that’s given me a chance. I never thought I’d do so well in my first year of publishing! I couldn’t have done it without you.
- I did help many writers on my website here and on my other website www.fantasyandmagicbooks.com. I’m proud of the friendships I’ve cultivated over the course of the year. Working together lifts all of us.
On the 1st of January 2018 I’ll list my 2018 Writer Resolutions. I have a lot of goals I want to reach and I can’t wait to share them with you.
With your help Magic Runes broke several personal records. It was the first book of mine to make the top 20 of several lists on Amazon and exceed 600+ sales in a month.
If you’re on my newsletter list you may remember me saying how I’d be happy if I got 100 pre-orders. Well, by the time the book went live I was ECSTATIC! Why?
Magic Runes ended with 544 pre-orders!
That’s 5x what I hoped for!
I’m so thankful for all your support and helping make this happen. I couldn’t have done it without you. I really appreciate your emails and messages on Facebook letting me know how much you enjoyed the book. I’m so happy so many of you connected with it!
Right now the sequel, Magic Rifts, has 438 pre-orders. I’m aiming for 650 pre-orders by the time the book is released.
Think we can do it?
OF COURSE WE CAN!
I’m super excited to share this new book with you all.
Here’s a sneak peek at the blurb:
Hunting supernaturals isn’t easy, even when you can use magic.
In a world where supernaturals are hidden from the general population, I’m hired to keep our secrets safe and take care of rogues, by whatever means necessary.
When I accidentally target the wrong person, the Supernatural Bureau of Investigation offers me a deal – work for them or go to jail. It isn’t much of a choice but I agree to their terms.
I’m tasked to locate a vampire I thought I had killed years ago. My ex-boyfriend. And I’m ordered to bring him in without harming a hair on his head. That was going to be a problem.
I may not have killed him before but he was certainly going to die when I found him.
Supernatural Slayer is a fast-paced urban fantasy mystery with a high body count.
I’m planning to release five books in this series in 2018. I will reveal the cover and share the link when the book is available on Amazon.
Let me know what you think of the blurb in the comments!
She heard a rustling sound before the vampire stepped out of the shadows. The shifter quickly…
Tell me what happens next in the comments!
On 10 October 2017, I started two competitions to mark the Magic Runes release. The winning entries chosen by voters won a copy of Magic Runes AND a $25 Amazon gift card. Two people that left a comment on either post won a copy of Magic Runes. All four winners have been contacted. Winners, please get in touch with me if you haven’t received your prize!
To celebrate the great launch of Magic Runes I want to give away more prizes! Details will be shared on the blog on how you can enter the next competition soon!
Magic Runes Competition #1
Congratulations Amanda! You’ve won a copy of Magic Runes and a $25 Amazon gift card!
Magic Runes Competition #2
Congratulations Katie Lee! You’ve won a copy of Magic Runes and a $25 Amazon gift card!
Competition #1 Comment Winner
Congratulations Shayla! You’ve won a copy of Magic Runes!
Competition #2 Comment Winner
Congratulations Lynne Brigman! You’ve won a copy of Magic Runes!