Archive for May, 2011

Find the Clues to My Scavenger Hunt…Win Free Books!

Posted in Just For Fun! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 05-16-2011 by jeffreymartinsnovels

Directions

Below, you will find 10 parts to our scavenger hunt. Each answer or clue can be found online. Find all the pieces of the hunt, and you will be eligible to enter a drawing to win one of two signed copies of my latest novel, 3:16!

Here is what you do.

1. Read the statement carefully.

2.  Find the answer online. Type your answer or cut-and-paste your picture into a Word document.

3.  Type your name on the document, and save the answers with your name in file name (example: Jones – 3:16 scavenger hunt)

4. Submit your answers between now and May 31 to jeffreymartinsnovels@gmail.com.

5. Drawing will be held on Friday, June 3, and announced on the blog at http://jeffreymartinsnovels.com. Winner will also be contacted via email.

Scavenger Hunt

1.  In the prologue, Brandon finds his tool bag in the woods using a GPS. Find a picture of a GPS.

2. Detective Patrick Morgan enjoys a cup of hot chocolate. Find a recipe for homemade cocoa (with or without mini marshmallows!).

3. Many of the characters in this novel have a penchant for upscale cars. Find a list of the top selling luxury cars in America for 2010.

4. It’s Christmas time, and Patrick works to decorate his tree with his family. Like many of us, his lights are a tangled mess. Find three tips for keeping lights from tangling.

5. Donovan interviews with Brandon’s company. Find 5 things you should or shouldn’t do at an interview.

6.  Dr. Abbey Krieger earned her degree from a prestigious university and is the medical examiner. Find an online brochure or other information about a college with a strong forensic science program.

7.  The characters sometimes communicate using text messaging. List or find 5 words or phrases commonly abbreviated when text messaging.

8. Some of this story takes place in a snowy graveyard. Find a picture that illustrates that.

9. The killer in this book uses candles. Find an easy set of directions on how to make them.

10. There were snowmen on the front of Brandon’s card to his son. Find a picture of a snowman.

BONUS

Earn a second entry into the drawing by simply posting this on your social networking site, blog, or website.

Read 3:16, the latest thriller from Jeffrey Martin. Get your copy by clicking here: http://tinyurl.com/Read316byJMartin

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And the Winner of the Signed Wall Print is…

Posted in General Information, Just For Fun!, Uncategorized with tags , , on 05-7-2011 by jeffreymartinsnovels

Thanks to all the people who entered the contest…but there can be only one. Congrats to Kodi  B, from San Diego, CA. Next week, we will be having another scavenger hunt. (You guys really had fun with the first one!) The prize will be two signed copies of my latest novel, 3:16. I also wanted to mention my latest digital short “Misery Unleashed”  has just been released by my friends at Trestle Press. http://www.amazon.com/Misery-Unleashed-ebook/dp/B004ZM8O3E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1304725070&sr=1-1 Okay, until next week fans and friends, have a great Mother’s Day and don’t forget…death is only a click away!

Goings on at Cold Moon Press

Posted in Just For Fun! with tags , , , , , , , , on 05-1-2011 by bookmarkit01

It has been a busy few weeks here at Cold Moon Press. As a new independent publisher, there is always so much to do (in a good way). One thing I can say without hesitancy: I am truly never bored!

One thing I love is being challenged. The last few weeks have offered many wonderful opportunities to learn new things, expand my skill set, and promote the press and its wonderful authors.

For example, at the end of this month, Vonnie Winslow Crist and I will be presenting at Balticon, an amazing conference in the Baltimore area. As a bonus, attendees will be receiving a gorgeous keepsake program, and we’ve secured an ad for our press and current authors. Since many of you aren’t in the area, I thought I might share what our half-page ad will look like. And if you are lucky enough to attend, you’ll find a wonderful surprise when you see the ad for Vonnie’s book, The Greener Forest. It will definately be an engaging treat for readers! So during the last few weeks, I’ve been working on creating advertising, designing promotional materials, and preparing to present.

Next month, Cold Moon Press opens for its first multi-author anthology, Walking Down the Sky. This anthology opens for submissions at the beginning of June and will contain our favorite 13 stories that feature the moon. We hope that if you write urban fantasy, fantasy, scifi, or horror you will consider submitting to us…click on the link above to read the guidelines. The project will be released late fall to coincide with Cold Moon Press’s first anniversary. I’ve been planning and working with some great authors to get their feedback on the project.

We have also been spending time preparing formal marketing plans for distribution. Seasoned writers know that there is a lot of work to be done after the last word is written on the page. Furthermore, authors like our very own Jeffrey Martin know the value in forming a partnership with their publisher to make sure their book is successful. Many, many thanks to him for all his hard work and patience. I’ve been learning so much about the business side of books and their promotion! (And make sure you pick up a copy of Jeff’s book here!).

If you’d like to learn more about Cold Moon Press, please visit our site. Sign our guest book, read our blog, and keep current on all the happenings at our press!