Tuesday, November 8, 2016

NEW RELEASE!

Please check out my latest time travel romance novel!! 
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Ripley Tremont has been missing since April of 2016. 
There's been talk about kidnapping, murder, and a possible cover-up. 
The most often circulated rumors are the wild claims of alien abduction.  
Although she did not leave home of her own volition, Ripley won't be
coming back, and looking for her would be a waste of time. 
Ripley Tremont is alive and well, and living in the year 2416.

Back of the book blurb:


Imagine what it might be like after taking a nice hot shower, to open the curtain and find yourself in another dimension in time and space. Everything and everyone you ever knew – is gone. 

That is exactly what happened to me - Ripley Tremont. One minute I’m drying off with a soft, fluffy towel, the next – I’ve traveled far into the future and end up in a strange new world. Worse yet, this particular planet remains locked in a state of perpetual winter - and not like the wimpy earth winters I was used to either. Being outside for more than a few minutes is downright hazardous, unless you’re into becoming an ice sculpture. Which I sort of was, for a while… 
As if being transported to a frozen world wasn’t bad enough, I’ve learned that I’m residing within the only livable place on the planet, and, it just happens to be a prison! The guards are androids that seem far too human, and some of the convicts are sinister extraterrestrial beings, but all the weirdness aside – I guess things could be worse – at least I’m alive. 
There are a couple of humans here, brothers no less, and they’re as different as night and day. Strangely enough, they’ve told me I need to write a book about my experience here so we can send it back in time. So here it is…
By the way, the future is amazing! Wish you were here!

Book Trailer Video:



Frozen in Time is available everywhere:

Amazon   (Paperback or Kindle)

Barnes & Noble   (Paperback or Nook)

Smashwords  (Several e-book formats, including e-pub and pdf)

AllRomance  (Several e-book formats, including HTML and Adobe Acrobat)

iTunes  (For Mac users: iBooks, or iOS device)

Createspace (Print on demand)

And, lets not forget the GOODREADS GIVEAWAY!! (Click to Enter)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Frozen in Time by Sharon Ricklin Jones

Frozen in Time

by Sharon Ricklin Jones

Giveaway ends November 30, 2016.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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If you do happen to read my book, please be sure to leave a review for me! 

And, thanks for reading!!!



Monday, August 22, 2016

I Meme It!

A Post About Memes







Don't you just love memes? We probably see hundreds of them each time we scroll through facebook, twitter, or even pinterest. 



     Wait!


If you've been living under a rock for the past few years, a meme is a virally transmitted cultural symbol or social idea. There's usually a picture with one or two sentences, most often they're intended to be funny, but now and then, they might be more philosophical or may even ridicule human behavior.

Some memes are political in nature, some are  just pets with silly thoughts.




Here are a few of my favorite writing memes: 




I've even made a couple of my own:



(I made the one at the top of this post too!)


Some memes are there just for a giggle or two:







Some are meant to be deep and thoughtful...


  Or inspirational:


And some just tell it like it is: 




     

Speaking of books... I'm going to get back to 
writing now...



  
Have a terrific day, and don't forget:




Have YOU made any memes? Feel free to post them in the comments!



Friday, July 1, 2016

SMASHWORDS SITE-WIDE PROMOTION


HUGE SUMMER SALE  

SMASHWORDS!


All of my e-books are 25% off for the entire month of JULY!

The prices you see below are before the discount. To receive the 25% off:

Click on each book link, then when you check out, be sure to use the CODE for your 25% off!

Book One, Ravenswynd Legends is FREE
Book Two, Ravenswynd Dreams will be marked FREE when you use the CODE.

THE CODE IS THE SAME FOR ALL OF MY BOOKS: SSW25











My prices have never been this low, and for the first time ever, you can own the entire Ravenswynd Series for $3.73. All I ask is that you give an honest review on Amazon and/or Goodreads! 
Thanks so much! 
Enjoy!


Friday, May 13, 2016

I'm Guest Blogging Today!


Hey all you awesome followers!

Today I am a guest blogger at Shelley Workinger's Blog. It's a Fun-Food-Filled blog, called BWATE, which is short for 

But What Are They Eating?




It's really cool, and you should seriously check it out. (And not just my post, but you should follow her so you can get updates too.) 



And, while you're there, check out some of the previous posts - they're all awesome! 



(It's one of those blogs where you wish you'd thought of it first...and I guarantee, you will be hungry after reading it)







Here's the link:       BWATE




Have fun!





And thanks for reading!


Monday, March 14, 2016

The Dreaded One-Star Review


You work your butt off writing, editing, formatting, uploading, connecting, promoting, marketing, advertising...etc...
And finally, this happens

The coveted 5-Star Review


 People actually like your book! 

You're on cloud nine.


 Rejoicing commences.



Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net




Along with their 5 star reviews, some of them write lovely words:

"This was a beautiful love story, but with a twist. Loved every moment of it." 

"...a definite page-turner"

"...loved the characters" 

"...full of excitement and romance"




You might also get several of these



The not too shabby 4-Star Review


And you're like, I can live with that. After all, they include more lovely words:

"This is a really well written book and at times very poetic."


"The story surprised me with the depth of its descriptions."

"...I found this read very enjoyable"



You don't even mind seeing this:



The okay 3-Star review

Especially when they so kindly include this:

"This was actually a sweet love story"





However, finding a couple of these may cause a bit of anxiety:



The unappealing two-star review


One reviewer writes: "Started out good but then became boring. Hero was too uptight and snobby for my taste."
(The complete opposite of the 5-star reviewers above)  



By the way, did you know there are people who (obviously) do not comprehend what a BOOK SERIES is?  For my novel, Ravenswynd Legends, book ONE, a two-star reviewer actually said: 
"...left you without solid closure with the villain of the story. The end was very blaaaa. In fact, when I reached the end, I turned the page expecting (the) story to continue but it didn't, it just ended."
(If they had turned the next page, they would have seen the excerpt for book TWO and realized that the story does, indeed, continue.) If thay had paid attention to the front cover, they would have seen the words: Book One. By this time, I'm really trying not to scream...

Sigh.

I'm quite sure that most people understand what PARANORMAL ROMANCE means. There will be things that are not normally seen in the real world, you know, like vampires, a mind-reader, beings with special "talents", maybe a prophetess who knows the future, time-travel. And there will definitely be romance. (You know, hugging, caressing, kissing, etc.)

Another two-star reviewer complains that the "love scenes dominated the storyline,but were too sickly to read", and "the story line was unbelievable (even for a fantasy)". 

And, You find yourself screaming at the computer screen: "That's what paranormal romance is!" 

But...onward you go...

You publish books two, three, and four! You eventually decide to set book one at the low, low price of $FREE, hoping to get more folks interested in the rest of the series...
       And then... 
             after several thousand                                        downloads...




WHAM...

              this happens:



The dreaded one-star review


And you're crying, "WHAT?! WHY?!" 


Apparently everyone gets them now and then. 

Here's a note I found (on Goodreads) under my one star review:

Ok, you got a bad review. Deep breath. It happens to every author eventually. Keep in mind that one negative review will not impact your book’s sales. In fact, studies have shown that negative reviews can actually help book sales, as they legitimize the positive reviews on your book’s page.

Ummm, okay.

Now don't get me wrong. I appreciate the folks who actually explain WHY they give negative reviews; everyone has their own opinions. You really can't please everyone -right?  But the ones who blast your review page with one lonely star, and give absolutely NO explanation...those people are on my list. (just kidding.) But it is infuriating...and I'll admit I am compelled to check out their other reviews...just to see what kind of books they like or dislike. And when I do that, if I find that this person is in the habit of giving one or two stars with no further explanation, it makes me wonder why they bother reading novels at all, since they (apparently) hate everything their eyes come in contact with. 
For example: 
One of my one-star reviewers also gave a no explanation-one-star-review for 
The Golden Compass, The Hobbit, and Schlinder's List. It seems like they seriously have an insatiable need to voice their low opinions for everything they read, regardless of the popularity of the book, or the genre. 

Enormous Sigh

But here's what helps me get past my negative reviews. (This may help readers understand what we writers go through as well.) 
Spend a little time on Amazon or Goodreads, or wherever people rate/review books. Find a book that you absolutely loved. Check out the reviews. It will surprise you to see the one or two star reviews, and when you read their reasons why, you will be like, 

"WHAT?!  WHY?!"




Happy reading!










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