Join the Big Reveal

Join the Big Reveal – don’t worry, you can stay completely clothed! 😉 Lou Harper has designed such a fantastic cover for HOLLYWOOD DEMON that Xpresso Book Tours is organising a Big Reveal for it on July 27. If you’re a blogger and would like to join this event, all the details are on the Sign-Up It’s Awesome page.

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Hollywood Demon is out August 27.

Feel the Earth move!

A camera can’t steal your soul—but a demon can! Mark Yarren suspects a demon has found a way around the spell his great-grandfather cast to prevent demons sucking souls through the camera’s lens. Digital photography dangerously omits the silver wash that was photography’s century-old defence against Hell.

Mark is Hollywood royalty, descended from the early Hollywood stars: the studio bosses and directors, the producers and actresses. Now he lives alone in his palatial Beverly Hills estate.

Well, not quite alone.

Clancy Ramirez is back! She’s tried life in New York, in Iceland, and in Hawaii, but she missed California. She missed the grumbling roar of the San Andreas Fault with its leagues-deep molten geology. Clancy is a geomage and she can make the earth shake—or grow still. But California isn’t her territory. She has no place intruding or tapping its energy.

But a demon shackled for a century is breaking free, and Collegium rules, old heartaches and strained family loyalties will break, too.

The Big One is coming.

Hollywood Demon

hollywood demon, paranormal romance, kindle unlimited,Writing and publishing to a two month schedule is fun and do-able, but just occasionally my head spins. It means I’m focussing on promoting the upcoming release of Plague Cult (out June 27 and available for pre-order right now – special 99c price) while actually working on Hollywood Demon. So that I don’t confuse the focus on Plague Cult, I’ve been fairly quiet about Hollywood Demon – and that’s hard! It is such a fantastic story.

Picture this. A gorgeous geek, the descendant of Hollywood royalty. He has a tragic past and a demon hunting obsession. Enter Clancy Ramirez who is returning to California to stay, maybe! It all depends on whether she can control her magic. You see, Clancy is a geomage, and for her, the earth literally moves. Separately, they have problems. Together…well, together Beverly Hills is never going to be the same! Hollywood Demon is romantic, dramatic and swoon-worthy. Lights, camera, action!

Fire Rose – free June 7-8

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Fire Rose, my new paranormal romance novella, is FREE June 7-8, 2016. This is a bonus novella (hence, releasing it free for a couple of days) since it’s not part of The Collegium series which is my focus for 2016. Some stories are just so pushy that they insist on being written!

Actually, I started Fire Rose ages ago. Re-wrote it, re-wrote it again, couldn’t find an ending, and then, wham! it all came together.

Fire Rose 

Double the romance as two couples tangled in a sorcerer’s magic race to save innocent souls from eternal slavery.

In the mountains of Iran, a Persian dragon seduces a recently freed djinni, only to lose his heart; while an American ex-soldier is recruited by the woman he doesn’t dare love to rescue people forced into slavery.

paranormal romance, interracial romance,

Cover Reveal: PLAGUE CULT

Plague Cult – this is the first professionally designed cover I’ve ever commissioned. Isn’t it stunning? Lou Harper of Lou Harper Designs exceeded my high expectations and even higher hopes!

Plague Cult

In a small Texas town a desire for love becomes a curse that unleashes a deadly plague.

Ruth Warner is estranged from her family. She loves them, but her magic makes her an outsider in Bideer, Texas. Ruth has built a new life in New York as a healer at the Collegium.

Sometimes, though, you have to go home.

After the local coroner reports a suspicious death, the Collegium’s Chief Healer orders Ruth to Bideer. There’s a new cult in town, a lonely hearts club, and it’s playing reckless games with a death curse.

But Ruth isn’t going home alone.

Danger is in Shawn Jackson’s blood. He is a Collegium guardian, a mage trained to fight evil. He’s also a man accustomed to keeping secrets. He’s a hollerider, a huntsman; one of those who birthed the legend of the Wild Hunt. When he unleashes his magic, terror rides with him.

He’s also Ruth’s back-up.

As evil stalks an innocent town, the dedicated healer and battle-hardened marine must trust their own hurting hearts to prevent a devastating plague.

Warning: Plague Cult includes a haunted house, an unconventional ghost, and a home renovation romance.

If you love your paranormal romance fast-paced, intense and chilling, Plague Cult is irresistible.

Plague Cult, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, kindle unlimited, plague dystopia, cult romance, cult thriller, cult mystery, Plague Cult is out June 27. It is available for pre-order today!

Mysteries & More

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sky garden, kindle unlimited cozy mystery, london romance,I’m delighted that my romantic suspense novel, Sky Garden, is part of this new 99c promotional event. There are over 60 books at 99c May 13-14.

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I’ve managed to escape the computer for a couple of hours two Fridays in a row! This is an awesome achievement. I’ve been writing and organising marketing for my books like a machine for all of 2016, so I’m glad to be sneaking in a little bit of balance. Why, yes, there is a world outside!

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Looking towards Penguin Island

Yesterday, I was near the coast, so I managed a few minutes at the beach. It was a windy day with the clouds rolling in, but so beautiful.

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Rain coming

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For those of you who signed up to my new Review Team, advanced reader copies should be with you in a week, possibly two, for Plague Cult. (For those interested in reviewing my new releases, please contact me. I need your name, email and preferred digital format for reading; i.e. mobi, pdf or epub).

Plague Cult‘s blurb:

In a small Texas town a desire for love becomes a curse that unleashes a deadly plague.

Ruth Warner is estranged from her family. She loves them, but her magic makes her an outsider in Bideer, Texas. Ruth has built a new life in New York as a healer at the Collegium.

Sometimes, though, you have to go home.

After the local coroner reports a suspicious death, the Collegium’s Chief Healer orders Ruth to Bideer. There’s a new cult in town, a lonely hearts club, and it’s playing reckless games with a death curse.

But Ruth isn’t going home alone.

Danger is in Shawn Jackson’s blood. He is a Collegium guardian, a mage trained to fight evil. He’s also a man accustomed to keeping secrets. He’s a hollerider, a huntsman; one of those who birthed the legend of the Wild Hunt. When he unleashes his magic, terror rides with him.

He’s also Ruth’s back-up.

As evil stalks an innocent town, the dedicated healer and battle-hardened marine must trust their own hurting hearts to prevent a devastating plague.

Warning: “Plague Cult” includes a haunted house, an unconventional ghost, and a home renovation romance.

Plague Cult releases June 27, 2016.

 

I’ve started a Review Team

Here’s the official announcement from Facebook:

I’d just like to add that writing this was HARD! I’m so shy about asking for reviews. I just dread it. What I’m hoping is that I get 20-30 people to sign up and then I can email you all when I have a new release and I’ll know that I’m not annoying you because you signed up! You want my books!

So, please, if you’re interested in reading and reviewing my books, please join the review team. Email me! If you already have my email address, please drop me a note telling me your e-format preference: i.e. mobi, pdf or epub. If you don’t have my email, jenny @ (let’s confuse the spammers) authorjennyschwartz (dot) com should reach me. If you don’t hear from me, then the gremlins ate your email. If you leave a comment, I’ll go chase them 🙂

Thank you.

I’ll go away and hyperventilate for a while. I really dread the whole requesting reviews thing. Thank you a hundred times to everyone who already shares reviews (D, I’m looking at you 🙂 )

PPS  Please don’t feel you have to sign up or ever review. That I’m a review requesting phobic author is my problem 😉

 

“Skyriders” is in Flight! Release Day

SkyridersThe big news! This is the secret group project I haven’t been able to share with you. My Australian steampunk novella “Clockwork Gold” is part of an anthology of steampunk adventurers with big name authors in steampunk: Lindsay Buroker! Shelley Adina! AW Exley! Melanie Karseck! — yes, really! I give you … SKYRIDERS.

Intrigue and airships…

These five novels will take you on soaring adventures set around the globe.

A reckless ship-racer with a shattered past finds herself at the heart of an ancient mystery in Melanie Karsak’s The Star Garden.

In Lindsay Buroker’s Balanced on the Blade’s Edge, the last remaining guardian-sorcerer must enlist the aid of an impulsive colonel to find her bonded soulblade… and must avoid death at that same colonel’s hands.

A young woman inherits priceless artifacts and a world of danger in Nefertiti’s Heart by A. W. Exley.

Shelley Adina’s Lady of Devices will take you to Victorian London, where a young woman loses her place in high society only to find a new path to her future in the underworld.

And in Western Australia, a messenger pilot must navigate a lawless land as well as her own heart in Clockwork Gold by Jenny Schwartz.

These five exciting reads are geared towards adventure and ready to fly!

SKYRIDERS is available on Amazon, iTunes, Kobo & pretty much everywhere ebooks are sold!