It's official! I've started my NaNoWriMo book for 2016! I'm writing a New Adult novel set in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that bounces back and forth between Michigan Tech University and Northern Michigan University. My daughter attends MTU, and I really wanted to try something new. 14,000 words in, and I'm loving it so far. My characters are Cody Williams and Shannon Colfax from my YA novel, Spirit of the Northwoods, and it's called Beneath a Northern Sky. I'll keep you updated!
ON NOVEMBER 21, 2016, I will reveal the cover and Pre-order links for my Romantic Suspense, SILENCE THE NORTHWOODS, releasing on January 21, 2017! Here's the blurb:
Exciting News!!! Pure of Heart, my first novel released in April of 2015, is now available on Amazon with all new material! I've revamped the entire novel, INCLUDING a brand new cover! Due to a lack of sales with Smashwords (ITunes, Kobo, etc.) this book will be enrolled exclusively in the Kindle KDP program.
Want a good read for the summer? Get my historical romance, Pure Temptation, for $.99 on Amazon Kindle (or free at Smashwords.com)! Or, if you want a sweet romance with a bit of the paranormal, go for my Young Adult novel, Spirit of the Northwoods. Both books are now on sale until the end of June!
I've got a full lineup of Blog Tour stops this month, promoting my newly released YA book! Join me! I'm giving away a $20.00 Gift Card to one lucky blog hopper, so sign up as often as you can by following my tour and commenting! Would love to talk about this book!
May 12: The Avid Reader http://the-avidreader.blogspot.com/2016/05/12-blurb-blitz-tour-giveaway-spirit-of-the-northwoods-by-auria-jourdain-GF.html
May 13: Bookthusiasm https://bookthusiasm.wordpress.com/
May 16: Fiction Zeal http://www.fictionzeal.com/
May 17: Queen of All She Reads http://queenofallshereads.blogspot.com/
May 18: Our Families Adventure http://pirategrl1014.blogspot.com/
May 19: T's Stuff http://teresanoel.blogspot.com/2016/05/blurb-blitz-spirit-of-northwoods-by.html
May 20: Angela Myron's Blog http://www.angelamyron.com/blog
May 23: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews http://thepenmuse.net/?p=13232
May 24: Independent Authors https://indieauthorsblog.wordpress.com/?p=5312
May 25: Stormy Vixen Book Reviews http://stormyvixen.booklikes.com/
May 26: Welcome to My World of Dreams http://jhthomas.blogspot.com/2016/05/win-20-gc-spirit-of-northwoods-by-auria.html
May 27: Books in the Hall http://booksinthehall.blogspot.com/2016/05/spirit-of-northwoods-by-auria-jourdain.html
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!
"I'm a hopeful romantic with lots of energy and an intense love of history, wanting nothing more than to breathe life into romance."