Hi there –
Good morning! It’s been a while since I shared an update, so I thought it was high time I get my act together.
Back in March, I published Books #2 and #3 in The Hexon Code series. Redeemed takes us right back to where Shattered left off (and right back to Riverbrook – *gasp*).
And Blackout takes us further into the future and reveals more horrible things about the messed up world of The Hexon Code. For more details on my latest books, check out my book pages here – https://jodycalkins.com/book/redeemed/
Anyway, that’s my quick update. Now onto the good stuff –
If you are in the Kindle Unlimited reader program, there is a special KU promotion I’m in this week on StoryOrigin. It’s a great way to discover new-to-you authors in several genres including thrillers, fantasy, and romance. You can check it out here.
I’ve also joined a freebie giveaway on Prolific Works. You’ll definitely want to check it out for full-length books and previews – go here.
Also, today is Prime Day on Amazon, so be sure to check out their special deals today and tomorrow. If you don’t have a Prime membership, you can learn more here.
Since the last time I wrote, I placed my books back into the Kindle Unlimited program which means any KU subscriber can read all of my books for free (I still get paid based on the number of pages that are read). If you haven’t started reading The Hexon Code series yet, start with Shattered.
And to sweeten the deal, I’ve combined the first three books (Kindle version) into a single boxed set priced at $9.99 (it’s also in KU), so if you’ve been holding off, now’s a great time to grab the books.
I also put Taken, my short story prequel, up for sale on Amazon for just 99 cents (though you can still read it for free through my mailing list – if you want more info about that, just let me know).
I’ve included a snippet from Blackout below. I hope you enjoy reading it! 🙂
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Snippet from Blackout (The Hexon Code, Book 3)
“Why don’t you two take a seat in here,” Mary Ellen said, gesturing for us to go inside. “Mrs. Sherman doesn’t come in for another hour, so you’ll have the place to yourselves.”
As soon as we stepped inside the room, she turned around and walked back down the hall.
Tears welled up in my eyes as I stared down at the floor. “How can this be? How did this happen?”
Gabe shook his head. “We’re not going to find out sitting here. I’m going back to class.”
I looked at him closely, my eyes squinting against the bright overhead lights. His avoidance of eye contact, clenched jaw, and closed fists were all signs that he was fighting hard to regain normalcy. He paused at the door, his hand tight around the doorknob.
He turned his head and finally made eye contact for a brief second before turning back to the door. “We can’t make them come back, Emme. We can find out who did this, but then we have to move on.” He gave the knob a twist and hurried out the door.
Just like that? Didn’t he need time for mourning before moving on? No, he would never forget; he wasn’t going to sit at home without doing anything. And pity the person responsible. If he ever found out who killed his parents, he’d make them pay.
All I wanted to do was put the past behind us. Forget it ever happened. Forget that my parents had been murdered. Forget that Gabe’s parents had just died. Forget that our lives were messed up because of other people, killers who made sport of removing upstanding citizens from their families for no good reason.
I leaned against the desk in the room, crossing my arms over my chest and staring up at the clock. It was almost time for my third class of the day.
As much as I hated to admit it, Gabe was right. We weren’t going to learn anything by sitting around doing nothing. I wasn’t much of a waiter anyway.
When I walked to my next class and took my usual seat on the far side in the first row, Mrs. Clarke looked up at me from her desk at the front of the class, her eyebrows raised slightly in concern.
I tried to smile back but felt I was failing miserably so I looked away and watched the other kids come in.
Our teacher sat quietly with her folded hands resting over a book cover. Finally, after all of my classmates came in and took their seats, she rose from her chair and cleared her throat. “Good morning, everyone,” she said. “I’m afraid we won’t be having class today. There has been a change in the schedule.”
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