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Monday, December 31, 2012

Another New Year's Eve

"Another knockout. James Garcia Jr. manages to take ordinary, everyday people -- characters that are our neighbors, our friends, and even us, and put them in extraordinary circumstances. The novel has the quaint, almost cozy feel due to its small-town setting, but the theme is anything but -- evil, and a vampire's quest to find whether there is good in him is epic, to say the least. I love where Garcia took the characters from the first novel, whom I was happy to see again, and added a few new ones. The ending, with a visit from someone whom I thought was a great surprise, well -- I cannot wait for Book 3!" Nicole Hadaway, Author of Release.

Hello, Fire Enthusiasts. Forgive me the shameless promotion, but when you get a review like that one... Well, you know.

How is everyone? Did you enjoy/survive Christmas? We had three gatherings here in five days, so it was fun to say the least. *laughs* Our house is only about 1800 square feet, lest you think I've sold enough copies of my vampire series to afford living in a mansion. Not yet, anyway. I tell you this because my wife's family came over for Christmas Eve. That was about 30+ people. Thankfully not all 95 could make it, do you know what I'm saying? :)

It hasn't been all cleaning, entertaining and cleaning again. I got a bit of writing done, have gone to the movies or sat on the couch for a few of them. We saw Les Miserables on Saturday evening. I knew nothing of the story - other than the fact that it existed. Incredible performances. They should cancel The Academy Awards this coming year and hand those Oscars out for that film right now!

I've been on vacation and have another week. I plan to shake the virtual dust from my WIP and begin draft two of it. You may recall it is my take on paranormal romance. Now before you start picturing half dressed models on the book cover, you can calm down. It won't be like that. I'm not talking about characters hoping into the sack together left and right. No. However, I am definitely talking about exploring love and great loss. It is currently entitled, Ghosts. The plot involves both ghosts of the literal and figurative; ones that haunt the heart and mind as well as the darkened hallway or the mysterious attic.

So, that's what's next for me. In 2013, I plan to try and spend less time with endless promotion that has little reach, look for better ways of getting the word out there and ultimately spend more time than I have been with my family. How about you?

Finally, if Santa brought you a new Kindle this year, or you're just looking for good books to fill a Kindle you've already had, I have a crossover vampire series for you. You should find it fresh and hopefully not too preachy. My aim was not to convert people to Christianity so much as it was to show that you can mix horror and Christian themes, and have fun doing it. The prices are recently reduced as well, if your arm requires any further twisting. *smiles* Dance on Fire is now .99 cents and the sequel Flash Point is only $2.99. Get them both for $4. If now isn't a good time, perhaps throw them on your Goodreads shelf and pick them up later.

My friends, I thank you so much for stopping by in 2012, however many times that might have been. I hope to visit your sites more often, and to be as encouraging to you as you have been for me. Happy New Year to you and all of yours.

We'll talk soon.


  1. Happy New Year, Jimmy! Glad to hear the bugs stayed away this year and you were able to get in some much needed R&R. 'Ghosts' sounds like the sort of story I love to read. I'll look forward to getting my hands on it. X

  2. Happy New Year, Jimmy. Can I add one more resolution to your list?

    Take care of yourself. You deserve it.

  3. Hi James. Congratulations on another well deserved review. Enjoy your holiday. Wishing you and your family a fabulous 2013

  4. Hey, Jimmy. Nothing wrong with putting up a very nice review of your book. Nothing at all!

    Hoping you will have a wonderful new year, and see you at mine or your post throughout.

    Chocolate Hugs!!!

  5. Our house is a little smaller, so I can only imagine cramming 30 people into it.

    Think the Oscar race will be tight this year. I'm betting on Lincoln and Argo.

    And yes, I do feel better!

  6. Happy New Year, Jimmy! Yes, spend time with family. But don't shelve the writing!

  7. Wow, awesome review! Congrats. :) Hope you're finally relaxing these days...

  8. Hi James, happy new year! I've given you the Liebster Blog Award. Swing by my blog to check out the details! Hope you don't mind a pink badge on your site!


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