Help me spread the word about Autism Awareness! My Young Adult novel, Spirit of the Northwoods, will be released on Amazon Kindle and in paperback on April 29, 2016! All proceeds for this book will be donated specifically to charities that benefit autism research, in honor of my 17 year old son Logan who was diagnosed at the age of 6. Pre-order will be up by April 1!
COMING IN APRIL--AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
My first Young Adult novel, this murder/mystery is set in my hometown of Ironwood, Michigan! Hoping to shed some light on this mysterious neurological disorder, I wrote this and dedicated it to my autistic son. All proceeds of this book will go to the Autism Society of America.
A dead Ojibwa man, the legend of the Paulding Lights, and a secret that rocks the small communities of the Upper Peninsula.
Struggling to settle into their new school after moving to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, junior Shannon Colfax finds herself entangled in a feud with popular football jock Brent Duray after he bullies her autistic twin brother, Shane. When an unlikely savior comes to her rescue—Brent’s friend, Cody Williams—the jock and his entourage devise an immediate retaliation plan: Duray promises to leave Shane alone if Shannon and Cody survive the infamous Paulding Light Challenge on Halloween night.
Desperate for vindication, Shannon and Cody take the dare to put the jock in his place. As they hike through the Ottawa National Forest in search of a "ghostly" Indian chief that supposedly haunts the woods, they veer off the path, only to discover a dead Ojibwa man—and a sordid secret that spans across the communities across the U.P.
With Shane savant computer skills, Shannon and Cody gather as much proof as they can to share with Cody's father, the county sheriff. Their snooping sets off a whirlwind of panic, and they find themselves trapped in dangerous game of cat and mouse with the real “spirits” of the forest. Attempting to beat them at their own game, the three friends are kidnapped. Can the true spirits of the Northwoods help guide them safely home so they can finally reveal the truth?
On March 1, 2016, Auria Jourdain Books will be releasing PURE TEMPTATION on eBook in all formats. Pre-order information will be available soon!
Pure Temptation is now live on Amazon! Available in Paperback form--one click from the Pure Temptation page!
Trailer for Pure Temptation: To be released at the end of December!!
So excited! On top of having a GLORIOUS weekend at the Midwestern Book Lover's Unite convention in Minneapolis, PURE TEMPTATION is coming soon!
I can't wait! My first Reader's conference at the Fabulous Mall of America - and there is LOTS o' fun to be had! As a writer, this is one of the perks...mingling with other authors, meeting fans (or potentially new readers), and even hobnobbing with some of the models that often grace the covers of our books! Personally, I can't wait to meet Jax Turnya...she does a lot of modeling for Period Images - and she's the model on the front of Pure of Heart! I'm also looking forward to meeting a few authors that I've only talked to online. A cover model photo shoot, a concert by Jackson Young, and a romance cosplay? What more could we want? So, let the party begin...I'm ready to go!
NOW LIVE ON LULU.COM - Pure of Heart is ON SALE NOW - 10% OFF FOR ONE WEEK ONLY! Link to order is above!
On September 1, I plan on releasing my first novel, Pure of Heart, on paperback! The first book in the Pure Escapades series, Pure of Heart has been consistently receiving five star reviews. I haven't decided whether to release it on Lulu directly or do an ISBN for Amazon, etc. I'll keep everyone informed (Please note that the cover is different from the E-book version).
I'm so excited! After spending months on Pure of Heart, my editor will be sending me my first edits for the second novel in my Pure Escapades series - PURE TEMPTATION. This novel follows secondary character Talon Barberry from Pure of Heart on a seafaring journey to the West Indies and beyond. The storyline is one of my favorites, and I'm really looking forward to the release of this book! For your pleasure, here's the blurb from the back of the book:
Jilted by his betrothed, Talon Barberry leaves his family's strict "Gypsy" ways behind when he's hired by a French extremist to kidnap a Spanish diplomat's daughter sailing to New Orleans. However, with the help of a slave boy he meets aboard the ship, Talon discovers he's merely a pawn in the Frenchman's game: his target is actually a beautiful spy hired by the Cabildo government.
Volunteering to take her best friend's place on a ship bound for trouble, Talia Montrose uses her feminine wiles to beguile the handsome rogue sent to capture her. When they uncover the truth that she’s a victim of the Frenchman's evil plan, Talon agrees to protect her and save her family home. and Talia loses her heart to the man willing to sacrifice his life for hers
Conflicted by his own emotions, Talon falls for the creole seductress, uprooting his entire moral grounding. Over land and sea, they finally succumb to their uncontrollable desire for one another - but it can never be; Talon is Romani, and he could never have a life with a white woman. When Talia leaves him behind, Talon realizes a little too late that he can’t live without her. Will he give up his strict moral code to live a life of happiness with the woman he loves?
I'm not sure of the release date yet, but I'll keep you posted!
"I'm a hopeful romantic with lots of energy and an intense love of history, wanting nothing more than to breathe life into romance."