Sunday, July 7, 2013

New Author with Amazing Books: J.C. Mells

I am practicing what I have been preaching and have bought at least one book from an Indie Author a month. In June my socks were knocked off by writer J.C. Mells. I stumbled upon Mells through a post she had written about how to market your ebook when running it for free. It is a pretty extensive post that keeps growing. Seriously, it is like a Chia Pet look at it How to Promote your Self-Published book.

There I was somehow drawn to how much work she put into promoting her book Pierced here is a description below.

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Imagine the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Betty Crocker.
That’s Pierce in a nutshell.

Pierce has been on the run for two years from the man who held her captive in a vampire compound for almost a decade. Life on the run would be a lot simpler if she didn’t suffer from several social disorders and ‘quirks,’ have a ten-year-old brat in tow, as well as have two characters from a 1945 classic film living in her head and guiding her at every turn.

I surprisingly bought this book. Surprisingly because of the following:
1. I don't think I have ever read an urban fantasy/ paranormal romance. I am sure they are good, but not my style.
2. I try to avoid anything with the word vampire in it.
3. I RARELY buy books. I borrow from the library, and download free ones. I think I have bought maybe 7 books in the last year, and most of them were by well-known authors.

So, I bought the book. And . . . I loved it. How can you not buy a book that states in the description,
Imagine the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Betty Crocker.
That’s Pierce in a nutshell.

I loved it so much that I did something else uncharacteristic of me, I wrote the author and told them that I loved it & begged her to write the rest of the series. Side note: I have never read a series that was not completed yet. Narnia was completed way before I read it, Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, etc.

She came out with a 1.5 called Escaped. It is a prequel that in my opinion should be read after Pierced. So I bought Escaped and read it within 48hours of purchasing it.

So, I bought two books outside my comfort zone, connected with a new author, and scored an interview out of the deal with J.C. Mells.
Check her out. I think you will be happy you did.

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