Have you read Magic Runes? If you did, I have a question for you:

Did you think the book ended with a cliffhanger? 

I’m not going to share spoilers on the main post but added a warning label because I expect there to be some spoilers in the comments.

Why am I asking this? Well, I had a friend read Magic Runes before it was published to offer feedback. She told me the book’s ending wrapped things up nicely. I was surprised when an author friend told me a few days ago that it most definitely was a cliffhanger. Now I’m wondering how many of you think it was a cliffhanger. I know some readers hate that and it wasn’t my intention to do that. I thought it was an interesting way to lead to the second book in the series.

I’m working on a revised ending now. If you’ve read the book, I’d really appreciate you sharing with me your thoughts on the ending in the comments section 🙂


December Giveaway Winners

Thank you for participating in the December giveaways. Congratulations to our 6 winners! Please contact me if you see your name &/or email below. My email is devyn AT devynjayse DOT com.

Giveaway #1

Congratulations Priscila! Send me an email to claim your prize!

Giveaway #2

Congratulations Billie Farrar (te*************@o******.com).

Giveaway #3

Congratulations Dianne Kitson (d***********@*****.com.**). 

Giveaway #4

Congratulations Alice Amerte. Send me an email to claim your prize!

Giveaway #5

Congratulations Sonia Paul. Send me an email to claim your prize!

Giveaway #6

Congratulations Kelly Donovan PA. Send me an email to claim your prize!

Congratulations to the winners and thank you all for participating! Keep checking this blog on Tuesdays for your chance to win the next giveaway! In the meantime, remember leaving a comment on any new post on this blog enters you in a giveaway for $15 Amazon gift card.

New Year Giveaways

To celebrate the new year, I’m giving away books and a $25 Amazon gift card. Click on the images below in order to enter the giveaways. You can enter all the giveaways you would like to win. Since these giveaways are for US residents, for my international readers I’m including a different giveaway opportunity. Leave a comment with a book you’d like to own & the country you live in for a chance to win! Bonus: it doesn’t have to be one of the books included below!

Winners will be announced 31 January 2018. Good luck everyone!

2017 Writer Resolutions in Review

On 1st January 2017 I wrote the following post:

How did I do? Well…

  1. 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).
  2. I didn’t blog once a month. I missed March & May. This will be my goal for 2018.
  3. I did start a newsletter and have over 50 subscribers. My readers are active and engaged. Are you on the Devyn Jayse Readers Group?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Thank 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?


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