For years, I’ve worked hard to ensure my books would be available on multiple platforms, but the current economy has prompted me to make a difficult business decision. Most of us are feeling the pinch of inflation and impending recession. As much as I write because I simply love it, love isn’t enough to publish a book. At this time, the best way for me to continue to share the books I love to write is to shift to a different business model. I am phasing my ebooks into Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited (KU) program. The KU subscription model works for many readers on a budget. For non-KU readers, my books will still be available for purchase on Amazon. The audiobooks and paperbacks remain unchanged. For more information on Kindle Unlimited, click here.
While procrastinating—I mean taking a break from diligently toiling away at the keyboard and periodically wiping my brow—I dropped some little hints about my next book, The Red Rose.
- I’ve added a page for the book. Just click “Coming Next” up there in the menu.
- I’ve created a Pinterest board, which I’ve done for a number of my books. It’s particularly helpful for this book because so many of the locations are real or inspired by real places I’ve enjoyed during my almost annual visits to Edinburgh (Covid notwithstanding). So I’ll be updating that with location pics.
- I’m continuing to update my writing playlist. Again, this is something I create for every book, but they’re usually just for my own inspirational use as I write. This one, however, I’ve shared because it directly relates to the subject matter—which you’d know if you subscribed to the J.L. Jarvis Journal. (Click “News” in the menu to sign up.) You can find the playlist on The Red Rose web page with links to the YouTube, Spotify, and Tidal playlists.
- Since the last issue of The J.L. Jarvis Journal went out, I’ve discovered a new artist, Claire Hastings, and her song, “Fair Weather Beggar,” with a music video coincidentally shot in some key locations for my book. Watching this should really put you in the mood for The Red Rose!
- If you like what you hear, support the artists by buying their music.
Fair Weather Beggar, Claire Hastings
They’re meant for each other.
They just don’t know it yet.
At seventeen, Eve Parker was thrust into life as a single mother. Her heart had betrayed her, but she’d learned her lesson. Love wasn’t for her. Life had become all about raising her daughter, but now that her daughter is starting college, Eve’s world is shifting.
Dylan Vaughan can’t remember when he didn’t love Eve—but always from afar. In high school, he’d mustered the courage to tell her, but it was too late. Eve’s life had veered off course, and he’d buried his feelings.
Now fate has brought them together. The timing seems right, but the wounds of the past loom between them. Some say there’s safety in numbers, but these two feel safer alone.
A future together looks hopeless, until Eve’s loyal, somewhat quirky, and decidedly goal-oriented friends intervene. They all agree that Eve and Dylan belong together, so it’s up to them to make it happen. There’s just the slight matter of how.
In the small coastal town of Pine Harbor, Eve’s autumn has changes in store.
If you look really carefully, you can see the fictional Christmas Tree Inn.
COMING SEPT 2019