Giveaway Fun and Fiction Fest

Hey Friends and Readers,

September is starting with some welcomed cooler temperatures and a busy transition into fall.

My little chipmunk friend is already stocking up for winter.Chipmonk

 

 

 

 

For those of you with teens returning to school, don't forget to check out my "Healthy Teen Tips Page", which has a some helpful tips for making back-to-school-time a bit less stressful. Also, check out my "PJ's Pantry" page for some healthy snack ideas.

Multi-Author YA/NA Giveaway

September 2nd-30th

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Ripley's Booklist is hosting a multi-author YA/NA giveaway.

(Contemporary stories about teens, young adults, and "new" adults)

Includes a signed paperback copy of Holt Medallion winner SAVAGE CINDERELLA

Enter to win a $110 Amazon Gift card, signed books, and e-books by award winning authors!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To answer a few FAQ:

How long is the Giveaway? - It will run September 2nd- 30th (4 weeks)

How many winners will there be? There will be 1 Gift Card Winner, 11 Paperback Winners, and 1 ebook winner (who will get 13 ebooks), so a total of 13 winners.

How will the winners be chosen? We will use https://www.random.org/ to pick the winners.

When will the Winners be chosen? By Wednesday, Oct 5th.

How will the winners be informed? By email, using the email address used with Rafflecopter entry.

Is the giveaway international? Yes it is.

When will prizes be awarded?  Prizes will be awarded or shipped within two weeks of the close of the Giveaway (so by October 19th).

Feel free to share the event with friends, family, or your favorite YA readers.

Just cut and paste to share on FB or Twitter:

Enter to #win a $110 Amazon Gift card, signed #books, and #e-books by award winning #YA/NA authors! http://tinyurl.com/joemalt

Also this month, I'll be attending my CT. Romance Writer's yearly FICTION FEST conference where I'll be hosting a silent auction fund raiser for the chapter and presenting a workshop on the Do's and Don'ts of Self-Publishing. It promises to be a great weekend of learning, sharing, and fun connecting with my writer peeps. Wish me luck!

Don't forget to check out my Events/calendar page for upcoming signings and events in October, such as the Granville Harvest Fair, the Boston Book Festival, and a few local library appearances!

No worries, it won't be all fun and games. I'm making good time on my second installment of the SAVAGE CINDERELLA Novella Series, LOST BOYS. I'll have a cover to show you very soon. If you haven't read the first novella, FINDING HOPE, it's a great action-packed follow-up to Brinn and Justin's story in SAVAGE CINDERELLA. If you like action/adventure/thriller/romance, this series is for you. Suitable for age 13+ readers, I consider these books suspenseful "clean teen" with mature themes teens and adult readers alike can enjoy.

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Reviewer Joy S. wrote:  "I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I can’t wait until Book 2 to read the continuing saga."

Keep reading, keep writing, and be well!

Blessings for an abundant fall harvest...whatever kind of "garden" you've been cultivating this summer.

PJ

 

 

 

 

 

Summer is in Full Swing!

Hey Readers,

I hope you're enjoying this lovely August weather and staying cool. I can't believe summer is almost over already. I have to admit I've been slacking a bit. The weather has been too nice to ignore and the sunny days have been calling me away from my writing routine. Blueberry picking anyone?Riley Blueberry picking

Rest assured, I'm still working on book 2 in my SAVAGE CINDERELLA Novella Series, LOST BOYS, and hope to have it out before the end of the year. Watch for the cover reveal next month! If you haven't jumped on board and read SAVAGE CINDERELLA or FINDING HOPE (Book 1 in the series), I hope you'll check them out.

Sunset on the Cape

Sunset over Cape Cod

Sisters camping

Hanging with my besties!

So here's what I've really been up to this summer. June had me super busy with the release of FINDING HOPE, but I was able to make time for some R&R with a yoga retreat on the Cape with some of my yoga pals and a family camping trip in July. It's been a long time since I've camped with little ones and I'd forgotten how much work it is! It wasn't very restful with three kiddos in tow, but I managed to eek out some fun in the sun with my besties (aka. beasties, LOL).

Cultural highlights this summer included a play at the Williamstown Theater, aptly named ROMANCE NOVELS FOR DUMMIES with Justin Long. Yes...he is as adorable in real life as he is on TV and the play was awesome! I also attended a Blues Brother's Band concert here in town and am prepping for CT Fiction Fest in early September.FF 2016 Graphic I love writer's conferences and had to miss this year's Nationals, so I'm really looking forward to connecting again with my writing community. In addition to chilling with my peeps, I'll be presenting a workshop--To-do's and Don'ts of Self-Publishing. I've learned so much during my five years as an Indie author, I'm looking forward to sharing some great tips with my fellow writers. If you're looking for a great weekend writing conference, we still have openings! Visit http://www.ctrwa.org for registration details.

I can't even begin to think about October's crazy busy schedule! With the Granville Harvest Fair, the Boston Book Fair, and some local appearances, the fall is shaping up to be a whirlwind of writing-related activity. I'll keep you posted about dates and upcoming releases.

For now, enjoy the rest of your summer and don't let it get away from you too soon.

What have you been up to this summer?

Stay well and be blessed!

PJ

 

Smashwords’ Summer/Winter sale, FREE books, and What’s New?

Hello Dear Readers,

I hope you're all enjoying your summer and this fine stretch of weather we're having...at least here in New England. I've been a bit out of touch these past weeks. A gruelingly busy but fun camping trip with the family was followed by one of my back blowouts that knocked me off my feet for several days. I hate when that happens! Thankfully, I bounced back quickly with the help of my health care teammates and lots of ice, e-stim, gentle stretching, and rest.

9-facebook-squareIf you suffer from chronic back pain, you know how quickly life can be derailed by one wrong move. Even when we do everything "right," there are no guarantees we'll be spared the occasional mishap that drops us to our knees and strikes fear in our hearts. It's natural to go into panic mode, wondering if you'll ever get better and thinking that this is how life will be from now on. If not treated properly, back pain can put you out of commission for weeks or even months. With proper care, I've gotten it down to about four days to full recovery. If you want to know how, check out OVERCOME YOUR SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE, where you'll find tips on exercise, nutrition, finding a health care team, and avoiding the ergonomic nightmares that lead us down this frustrating path to begin with. Injuries happen, accidents are sometimes unavoidable, but what we do to promote our own recovery can make all the difference in how quickly and completely we recover. I feel your pain and I'm here to help!

PJSharon_FindingHope_800pxNow that I'm back up to snuff, I'll be working on Book #2 in my SAVAGE CINDERELLA NOVELLA series--working title--"LOST BOYS." In book 1, FINDING HOPE, Brinn, Justin, Cody, and Dani are pulled into a human trafficking ring and risk their lives to save young Hope Chandler from kidnappers. When Cody goes missing in book 2, Brinn, Justin, and Dani travel to Columbia on a dangerous rescue mission. But what they find when they get there draws them into the jungles of South America on a search for a group of missing boys and brings them face to face with a powerful and deadly foe.

I'm hoping to have the second novella out by year's end!

If you haven't started the series yet, what are you waiting for? The original novel, SAVAGE CINDERELLA, is available this month for only .99 cents and the novella (30,000 word/150 pages) FINDING HOPE is a mere $1.99!

 

 

 

If you received an advanced copy of the novella or have already read it, I'd appreciate a quick review. A sentence or two about what you liked (or didn't) is an amazing help to me as an author. In this incredibly competitive world of publishing, a book is only discoverable to readers through reviews and word of mouth recommendations. You have the power to make or break an author's success!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

You can leave a review  for FINDING HOPE at the following retailers:

Amazon     Amazon UK     iBooks     B&N     Kobo

Or add it to your To-Read list and leave a review on goodreads-badge-add-plus-d700d4d3e3c0b346066731ac07b7fe47

If you're looking for a few more great summer reads, check out the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale going on until the end of July. My YA romance, PIECES of LOVE is part of the sale and available for FREE only at Smashwords! Simply enter the code SFREE at checkout to download to your e-reader.

PJSharon_PiecesOfLove_800pxIn the wake of family tragedy, bad girl wannabe, sixteen year-old Lexi Hartman is up to her ears in trouble and struggling to hold on—to her freedom, to a past that haunts her, and mostly, to the loved one’s she’s lost. Could meeting eighteen year-old Ethan Kaswell, a stranger on a cruise, be exactly what she needs? Or will Lexi mess that up too?

Visiting such ports as Portofino, Palermo, and Rome. From the Greek Islands to Tunisia, and Barcelona to Dubrovnik, you'll see the sights and walk with Lexi as she learns about herself, her family, and what it means to love someone—even when you have to let them go.

Check out the book trailer and hear me sing the theme song here.

 

 

 

 

 

The 8th annual Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale runs through July 31. Thousands of great ebooks are on sale at deep discounts ranging from 25% off, 50% off, 75% off to FREE!

Here are some direct links to the participating titles:

Bestsellers
Newest releases
Bestselling fiction
Bestselling non-fiction

By discount levels:

25% off
50% off
75% off
Free

By specific popular categories:

Bestselling romance
Bestselling women's fiction
Bestselling erotica
Bestselling thrillers
Bestselling mysteries
Bestselling historical fiction
Bestselling sci-fi
Bestselling fantasy
Bestselling young adult novels

This promotion represents a massive collaborative effort where thousands of Smashwords authors and small independent publishers show their appreciation to readers by offering their titles at deep discounts.

Please help celebrate these authors by sharing the promotion with your friends on social media. If you find a bunch of great books in the sale, let your friends know! Provide your friends a direct hyperlink to one of the direct links above.

That's all for this month. Check back and subscribe to this blog for monthly updates on what's happening in my writing life and more freebies. Sign up for my newsletter for book teasers, random giveaways, and important news updates. Thanks for following me on Facebook and Twitter and I look forward to connecting with you!

Peace and blessings,

PJ

Release Day!

Happy Tuesday, friends and readers. Today marks the release of FINDING HOPE, book one in the Savage Cinderella Novella series I've been working on. When I originally wrote SAVAGE CINDERELLA and chose to self-publish it five years ago, I had no idea readers would fall so in love with Brinn's story of survival and her journey to finding happiness. It turns out that was only the beginning!

Now you can follow Brinn, Justin, Cody, and a cast of new characters through a series of novellas (30-40k word short novels). Each story will bring a new adventure, another crime to solve, and more danger for Brinn and company as they delve into the world of human trafficking. In FINDING HOPE, we pick up the story a year after Brinn Hathaway’s return from the wild. As she and Justin struggle to work through her recovery, Brinn must come to terms with who she is and discover her place in this strange new world. When Cody asks for her help in solving a kidnapping case for the FBI, it brings her worst nightmares screaming to the surface. But will it be exactly what she needs to finally put it all behind her and move on? Or will it lead her down a path into a dangerous world? A child is missing...and time is running out.

PJSharon_FindingHope_800px Now Available for only $1.99!

 

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If you were one of my lucky readers who received an advanced copy, now is the time to leave a review on Goodreads or at your favorite retailers. Just follow the links above and add your review! Your opinion means more than you know and is the reason that we writers keep writing.

Honest reviews are greatly appreciated and help other readers find our books!

 

 

And if you haven't already read the book that started it all, SAVAGE CINDERELLA is on sale for .99 cents!

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Amazon     Amazon UK       B&N       Smashwords 

If you'd like a chance to win one of three signed copies with the new cover, enter the Goodreads Giveaway below.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Savage Cinderella by P.J. Sharon

Savage Cinderella

by P.J. Sharon

Giveaway ends June 30, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

The second book in the series, LOST BOYS, will follow Brinn, Justin, Cody, and Dani into the jungles of Columbia, South America. I'm hoping to have it finished by the end of 2016! Stay tuned.

 

Womans world magazine logoIn other great news, I'm part of an expert panel on health and fitness in this week's (July 4th) issue of Woman's World magazine. I was invited to contribute to their Ask America's Ultimate Experts column entitled, Help! I Hate Exercise. I'm quoted a few times and there is mention of my non-fiction book, OVERCOME YOUR SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE. It's on page 23 of the magazine and I couldn't be more honored to have a mention in such a well-loved national publication. Thanks, Woman's World!

Whew! After all this excitement and hard work, I'm looking forward to some downtime with family next week as we embark on our own adventure--camping and beaching it for the holiday week. What are you guys up to? Any special Independence Day plans? An exotic trip somewhere amazing? Or just staying home and enjoying a cookout with family and friends? I love to hear from readers so feel free to leave a comment below.

I'll randomly choose one name from the comments to receive an e-copy of SAVAGE CINDERELLA or FINDING HOPE ! Reader's choice.

Thank you for all your support and may you have a safe, blessed, and peaceful holiday!

PJ

Pre-order, a giveaway, and upcoming fun!

Hey gang,

Just wanted to remind you that FINDING HOPE is available for pre-order. Have it delivered to your e-reader on release day, June 28th!

FH_Coming soonAvailable for pre-order at the following retailers:

Amazon          iBooks          B&N             Kobo

In FINDING HOPE, Book One of the Savage Cinderella Novella series, we pick up the story a year after Brinn's return from the wild. As she and Justin struggle to work through her recovery, Brinn must come to terms with who she is and discover her place in this strange new world. When Cody asks for her help in solving a kidnapping case for the FBI, it brings her worst nightmares screaming to the surface. But will it be exactly what she needs to finally put it all behind her and move on? Or will it lead her down a path into a dangerous world? A child is missing...and time is running out.

Follow Brinn, Justin, Cody, and a cast of new characters through a series of novellas (30-40k word short novels). Each story will bring a new adventure, another crime to solve, and more danger for Brinn and company as they delve into the world of human trafficking.

If you haven't read SAVAGE CINDERELLA, now's your chance to win one of three signed print copies...with the new cover!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Savage Cinderella by P.J. Sharon

Savage Cinderella

by P.J. Sharon

Giveaway ends June 30, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

4.3/5 stars on 53 Amazon customer reviews!

In this YA/NA Romantic Suspense, eighteen-year-old Brinn Hathaway has survived on her own in the Northwest High Country of Georgia since she was left for dead in a shallow grave by the man who kidnapped her as a child. When a young nature photographer, Justin Spencer, catches the wild girl on film and the two form a tentative friendship, Brinn must decide if coming out of hiding is worth the hope—and the danger—that may await her.

If you prefer the e-book, it will be on sale for .99 cents from June 21st-30th.

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***In other exciting news, I'll be in the July 4th issue of Woman's World magazine in the Ask America's Ultimate Experts column, discussing ways to stay fit and active in the digital age...even if you hate exercise. The issue hits the stands June 23rd!Womans world magazine logo

 

And if you missed last week's appearance on Topic Time with the quirky and loveable Harrison Blake Young, you can view it on The Raynham Channel's fabulous YouTube channel or watch it here. We talked about books, how I got to where I am, and the possibility of turning my books into movies! Wouldn't that be cool? As my pal Harrison would say, "Stay tuned folks!" And don't forget to rate and review it on the IMDb site.

I think that's all the news for now. I hope you have a safe and happy Independence Day.

Peace and blessings,

PJ

Finding Hope is now available for pre-order!

Hey Gang,

I'm busily preparing to finish up final edits for my upcoming release, FINDING HOPE, the first installment of the Savage Cinderella Novella series I've been working on.

I'm excited to announce that it is now available for pre-order at all your favorite retailers!

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In FINDING HOPE, Book One of the Savage Cinderella Novella series, the story picks up a year after Brinn Hathaway’s return from the wild. As she and Justin struggle to work through her recovery, Brinn must come to terms with who she is and discover her place in this strange new world. When Cody asks for her help in solving a kidnapping case for the FBI, it brings her worst nightmares screaming to the surface. But will it be exactly what she needs to finally put it all behind her and move on? Or will it lead her down a path into a dangerous world?

A child is missing...and time is running out.

Follow Brinn, Justin, Cody, and a cast of new characters through a series of novellas (30-40k word short novels). Each story will bring a new adventure, another crime to solve, and more danger for Brinn and company as they delve into the world of human trafficking.

Amazon     B&N     i-Books     Kobo

In other news, I'll be appearing this evening (Wednesday, June 8th) at 8:00 on a my very first talk show, TOPIC TIME, with the very interesting and entertaining host, Harrison Blake Young. If you're in the Boston area, you can tune in to the Raynham Channel on channel 8 or 23. Or you can check out the interview on their fabulous YouTube page when it goes live tomorrow on Thursday, the 9th of June.

Another cool thing that's happening this month is that I'll be appearing in an article in Woman's World magazine! Womans world magazine logoAs part of their Ask America's Ultimate Experts column entitled, Help! I hate Exercise, I, along with a few other experts, will be answering questions and offering suggestions for staying fit and active in the digital age--even if you hate exercise. The article will be in the July 4th edition which hits the stands June 23rd. You can find Woman's World magazine on just about any grocery aisle rack in America!

 

That's it for this month. Enjoy your summer and stay in touch with me via my FB page or on Twitter!

Peace and blessings,

PJ

Covers Revealed!

Welcome Readers,

Thanks for visiting my newly updated website. Feel free to browse around and subscribe to this blog at the bottom of the page to be notified of new content, sales, and upcoming events. Or sign up for my newsletter to get periodic updates, a free novella, and a free short story!

I'm so excited to share my new cover of SAVAGE CINDERELLA and reveal the cover for my upcoming release, FINDING HOPE, Book One in the Savage Cinderella Novella series.