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Fog of War is 99 cents

EthanJones_FogOfWar_1400FOG OF WAR, the third book in the Justin Hall spy thriller, is 99 cents from today to May 21.

You can enjoy FOG OF WAR on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords and GooglePlay.

Please share this on your social media or tell a friend about it. And if you have enjoyed FOG OF WAR, please take a moment today to post a review on Amazon and/or your favorite book retailer.

Weekly Intelligence Briefing

Last Saturday, we had a flash hailstorm that threatened to turn into snow. But now the sun is out and we’re enjoying spring and t-shirt weather temperatures again.

EthanJones_FogOfWar_1400FOG OF WAR, the third book in the Justin Hall series, is still on sale for 99 cents until May 21. Please spread the word, share this news on your social media, tell your friends about it. If you have enjoyed FOG OF WAR, why not post a review today? Even writing one sentence or two about what and why you liked the book is extremely valuable for my promotions, and so that other potential readers can learn about my books.EthanJones_ArcticWargame_800 - Copy

ARCTIC WARGAME, the first book that kicked off the Justin Hall series, is on sale for $2.99. Please take advantage of this offer and enjoy a copy for yourself or one of your friends. What better way to start enjoying a new spy thriller series and to also save some money in the process?

If you have enjoyed ALL the books in the Justin Hall series, then it’s time to make the jump to PRIORITY TARGET, the first novella in the Carrie Chronicles series.

EthanJones_PriorityTarget_800In PRIORITY TARGET, Carrie O’Connor is assigned the mission to confirm the elimination of a priority target hit during a drone attack in southern Somalia. Soon enough, Carrie finds herself a target in what appears to be a massive cover-up. Determined to find out who wants her dead, she begins to cut through a complex web of lies and deceit, even if it means going to war with the CIA.

If you like Brad Thor, David Baldacci, and Vince Flynn, you’re going to love PRIORITY TARGET, an action-packed adventure and a powerful page-turner that will keep you reading through the night. Why not try this novella today? You can get it from Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and iTunes.EthanJones_TheSecretAffair_800px

THE SECRET AFFAIR, the first romantic suspense in the Jennifer Morgan series, has received some excellent reviews. Guys and girls equally like it, and they’re saying it is full of suspense and action. What do you think? Have you read it yet? THE SECRET AFFAIR is available on Amazon at this link, on Kobo at this link and on Smashwords at this link.

Today, I was working on page 124 of HOMELAND, the newest and seventh Justin Hall thriller. Something big is going down in Vienna, as Justin is about to meet with Reza Ahmadi, a commander in the Iranian Quds Force. Reza may have some intelligence that could help Justin discover the terrorist plot against his HOMELAND. But someone is determined to stop Reza before he has a chance to talk to Justin. If everything goes well, Lord willing, HOMELAND will be released in late July or early August.

Have you joined my FANS MAILING LIST? This is the best way to stay in touch with me and receive exclusive news about new releases, special deals, and promotions. And as a token of appreciation for joining my Fans Mailing List, I will send you one of the books in the Justin Hall series free of charge. Join now by clicking on this link.

At the end, I’d like to thank you all for your wonderful support. I’m off to work on HOMELAND, but please make sure to connect with me on Facebook and Twitter.

10 Questions with Gwendolyn Womack

The-memory-painter by WomackMy guest today is Gwendolyn Womack, author of THE MEMORY PAINTER, a science fiction thriller that came out on April 28. Please scroll down to enjoy her interview.

1.   Ms. Womack, thank you for this opportunity to be interviewed for my blog. A THE MEMORY PAINTER, your debut novel, came out on April 28. Tell us a bit more about this book.

Ethan, thanks for having me visit your blog. THE MEMORY PAINTER is about an internationally famous and reclusive artist, Bryan Pierce, whose secret is that he paints memories of people who have lived in the past. He’s suffered his whole life from these recalls. To keep his sanity he paints the dreams and hides from the world—until at an art opening, Linz Jacobs sees one of his paintings that is identical to a recurring nightmare she’s suffered her whole life. When they meet, Bryan begins to remember the life of a neuroscientist who died in an accident along with his wife in 1980 right as he was on the brink of curing Alzheimer’s. Solving the mystery of their deaths will lead Bryan and Linz to a legacy buried deep in the past. It’s both a thriller and love story and travels a lot of history.

2.   Who is Bryan Pierce, and how did you come up with his character?

Bryan Pierce is the artist and central character and we follow the story primarily through his eyes. His character came to me right away when I first conceived the story. I could picture his studio in my mind so clearly that I wrote the first studio scene before I had everything sketched out.

3.   How did you go from an idea to the complete book? What was the journey like?

The journey for the novel was a bit unorthodox. I came up with the idea fifteen years ago and originally wrote it as a feature screenplay. But the script then was only a fraction of what the story is now. It was circulated to the studios but wasn’t picked up, and I had to move on to writing something else. I told myself I would try to write it as a novel one day because I loved the story and didn’t want to give it up. Ten years later I was finally ready to try. When I began working on it, the plot expanded far beyond its original scope. There was a momentum in the writing and I realized the story really was meant to be a novel. I just hadn’t been ready to write it yet.

4.   How is THE MEMORY PAINTER different from other time travel stories?

It’s different in that the characters don’t travel through time with the same bodies and ego. You could say it’s really a soul time travel story. We get to experience all their lives as our characters remember them. So it is time travel and it isn’t.

5.   How do you write? Plot or not?

Plot or I’ve found I’ll be wandering around aimlessly for pages and waste a lot of time. What I usually do is write the most detailed outline I possibly can and then I don’t look it again once I start. I enjoy all the discovery and surprises along the way.

6.   What’s the most interesting thing you learned while writing THE MEMORY PAINTER?

If I had to pick one thing, I’d say reading Christopher Dunn’s book, THE GIZA POWER PLANT, was the most interesting thing in my research. When I read his theories surrounding the Great Pyramid, they became the springboard for me to write the ancient Egypt chapters.

7.   What are your thoughts on the latest publishing industry developments, mainly the rise of the self-publishing?

Self-publishing is a hot topic at writing conferences I’ve been to. There are self-published authors who have found success and then writers who are disappointed that only their family and friends have bought their books. I think it takes an incredible amount of business and marketing savvy for authors to make a mark with self-publishing. Book production is an intricate process that involves a lot of people behind the scenes and traditional publishing is a massive global industry. Many times when a self-published author is successful you hear they’ve partnered with a traditional publisher. So I think in general, self-publishing is continuing to establish its place in the industry and relationship with publishers.

8.   What is your greatest satisfaction as a writer? What is your greatest disappointment?

Greatest satisfaction is having the novel out in the world, knowing that it’s being read and translated into other languages. Greatest disappointment—I don’t have a greatest, just a lot of industrial standard-sized disappointments along the way. And it’s hard to focus on those now with all this excitement. But I was a struggling writer for years, hoping to quit my day job and launch my career, waiting by the phone for good news, waiting for my life to change. You just have to pick yourself up and keep going, get back at the keyboard.

9.   What are your favorite pastimes?

Family fun stuff with my son and husband, curling up with a book, watching stand-up comedy, travel, wine tasting, cooking when I’m in the mood, and going to the movies and the theater.

10.   What is your next book going to be about?

Right now I’m working on another supernatural historical thriller about an ancient seer and the long-reaching power of intuition. I’m very excited with the story.

Memory Man by David Baldacci

Memory Man by David Baldacci

Memory Man is a fantastic start of a new series, featuring the man who never forgets anything, Amos Decker.

I love Mr. Baldacci’s books because they start right, with suspense, with the promise of a thrilling ride to the last page. And Memory Man has a powerful opening. Decker comes home from his shift to find three people killed in his own house: his brother-in-law, his wife, and his ten-year-old daughter. The deaths and the lack of any suspects devastate Decker, who falls hard and fast. After losing his family, his job, his house, he’s left with almost anything, living a hard life, surviving from day to day.

Then the police make an arrest on his case. The man who claims to have taken away his family turned himself in. And now Decker wants back in.

Mr. Baldacci’s style is smooth and clever. His dialogue is quick and precise, with no wasted words. The descriptions are realistic, the characters are impressive, and the story moves forward pretty well and pretty fast.

What is Decker going to do now to learn the truth?

My Books are on Kobo Next

I hope you will all have a blessed month of May.

SHADOW AGENTS, the newest book in the Justin Hall spy thriller series, and THE SECRET AFFAIR, the first romantic suspense in the Jennifer Morgan series, are featured on Kobo Next at this link. Check it out and give these two books a try. What better way to spend the weekend?

Both books on Kobo Next

May Newsletter going out tomorrow

Tomorrow, I’m sending out the May Newsletter, with lots of news and surprises about my writing, to my most loyal readers.

The ONLY way to hear about them, is to join my Fans Mailing List.

Here’s the link: http://eepurl.com/HIG7r

HOMELAND Chapter Ten

I wrote the entire Chapter Ten of HOMELAND yesterday. A great action scene where Carrie and her team breach a terrorist safehouse in the outskirts of Ottawa.
Things are heating up in HOMELAND.

The Interrogation is FREE

theinterrogation_finalEnjoy a FREE copy of The Interrogation, a short story prequel to Arctic Wargame, from this link on Amazon. It is also available for free on all other major book retailers.

Weekly Intelligence Briefing

While spring has definitely arrived, winter made a comeback with a skiff of snow during the night on Saturday and freezing cold weather. The sun has returned today, but it is still not very warm. For average Canadian weather, it’s pretty awesome.

EthanJones_FogOfWar_1400FOG OF WAR, the third book in the Justin Hall series, has had some strong sales during the last few days. A BIG thank you to all my readers who have spread the news about the month-long sale for this book. FOG OF WAR is on sale for 99 cents until May 21. Please share this on your social media, tell a friend or, even better, buy a copy for a friend. And, as always, if you have a couple of moments and an Amazon account, please post a review if you have enjoyed FOG OF WAR. A short sentence review like “It was a great book” or “I enjoyed the action and the gunfights” is very much appreciated.EthanJones_TheSecretAffair_800px

I’ve tried my hand at a romantic suspense, and THE SECRET AFFAIR is the result. This is the first novel in the Jennifer Morgan series. Have you read it yet? Please let me know how you find it. THE SECRET AFFAIR is available on Amazon at this link, on Kobo at this link and on Smashwords at this link. It hasn’t been released on iTunes, Barnes and Noble and GooglePlay yet, but I hope it will show up soon.

Last week I was able to add another 30 pages to HOMELAND, the newest and seventh Justin Hall thriller. Now I’m working on page 101. Justin is still in London, United Kingdom, and he’s trying to get some intelligence from Mossad. I think my plans to release HOMELAND in early August are still on track, Lord willing.

This is the LAST CALL on my blog for beta readers for HOMELAND. As a beta reader, you’ll have a chance to enjoy this Justin Hall spy novel before the general public. I will send you the HOMELAND chapters every week or ten days as I finish them, starting in May. You will then let me know your thoughts about the plot, the story, the character development, how you find the dialogue, in short anything you think will make the story better. You will also get a special mention in the acknowledgement section of the final retail version of HOMELAND when it is released. If this is something you may be interested in, please drop me a note at my personal e-mail account, author.ethan.jones@gmail.com.

Fans Mailing List Sign UpHave you joined my FANS MAILING LIST? This is the best way to stay in touch with me, be informed of new releases, special deals, promotions and news about my writing and my books. And as a token of appreciation for joining my Fans Mailing List, I will send you one of the books in the Justin Hall series free of charge. Join now by clicking on this link.

At the end, I’d like to thank you all for your wonderful support. I’m off to work on HOMELAND, but please make sure to connect with me on Facebook and Twitter.

You and Reviews

Have you written a review for any of my books?
EthanJones_FogOfWar_1400Reviews are extremely important to attract new readers. If they see that my books have gathered attention and good reviews, they are more likely to give my books and my writing a chance. And the more reviews my books have, the likelier my chances of being accepted for different promotion, so that in return I can offer readers lower prices. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.
Please take a moment today and leave a review for anyone of my books. Even a short, one sentence review is very useful and greatly appreciated.

White Knuckle Read for Under $1

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