ASTOUND IS FREE!

For the next five days, Astound, the booklet about doctrine for the very small, is free!  Reformed theology for young children written in a way they can understand.  Your children can understand more than you think, and so many times we wait until they’re teenagers before talking to them about God.  Using this booklet to cover the basics can be a really helpful tool to start conversation with your kids!  Give it a try and see if they don’t understand more than you’d ever imagine.  🙂

Share with friends, and leave a review when you’re done!

 

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Lawless

There’s a new book out TODAY, on my dear little sister’s birthday, that you have to read!  Disclaimer: I haven’t read it yet, but I got to sit in the room while the author, Janeen Ippolito, brainstormed parts of the main character, and I am excited about it!  Mine arrived in my Kindle app today, so you can read it with me!

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The saving of humans and dragons lies within a convicted murderer.

Dragonshifter Kesia Ironfire has one goal—to redeem her past by serving the cruel dragon Pinnacle as a soldier in the dragon-human war.

Then a rogue mission to spy on a new airship explodes into sickening green smoke. The same mysterious green smoke that was present the night of Kesia’s crime. When her dragon overlords deny any involvement, she and her tactical partner Zephryn Nightstalker try to investigate–and are sentenced to death.

Still searching for answers, Kesia and Zephryn flee to the human military capital, where Captain Shance Windkeeper has been furloughed after the destruction of his airship. Eager to discover what–and who–blew up his vessel, he agrees to help Kesia and Zephryn infiltrate High Command. In exchange, Kesia must pretend to be his betrothed so Shance can escape an arranged marriage. If only she knew what ‘betrothed’ and ‘arranged marriage’ meant.

But human social customs are the least of her worries. Dark secrets surface as Kesia delves deeper–secrets that challenge the facts of her crime and undermine the war itself.

A steampunk fantasy adventure with a side of quirky romance and snark.


Steampunk with dragon-human shifters–that concept was all it took for me to fall in love with Lawless in the first chapter. What made me stay in love were the characters, each with an intriguing history, and the rich story world, filled with original magic and mechanics. Looking forward to experiencing more of this series!
Kat Heckenbach, author of paranormal romance Relent and magical adventure The Toch Island Chronicles


Janeen Ippolito is two authors for the price of one! She creates writing resources and IMG_20170920_155919946 - Copy (2)writes speculative fiction with monsters, misfits, and mushy stuff. She’s also an experienced author coach, editor, teacher, and the Fearless Leader (president) of Uncommon Universes Press. In her spare time, she enjoys sword-fighting, reading, geeky TV, and brownie batter. A lifelong misfit, she believes different is beautiful and that everyone has the ability to tell their story. Two of her goals are eating fried tarantulas and traveling to Antarctica. This extroverted writer loves getting connected, so find her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and at her two websites: janeenippolito.com and writeinsideout.com

Where to buy this intriguing story?

Amazon

Autographed Paperback Preorder (Discount!)

Apple

Kobo

Barnes & Noble

 

Come join the Facebook party on October 4th!

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Connect with Janeen Ippolito:

Facebook Author Page

Website: www.janeenippolito.com

Twitter: @TheQuietPen

Instagram: janeen_ippolito

The Boy Who is Forced to Save the World

I’m so excited to announce that I have the most amazing privilege of being a part of The Fellowship of Fantasy‘s second anthology!  Last year they did one on “Fantastic Creatures,” and this year on fantasy heroes!

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I have written a short story about an eleven-year-old telepathic and telekinetic genius named Gemini (or “Gem”), who was born to be the next “Omnicron” (think Avatar, the Last Airbender in a way) to use his mental abilities to hold the planet together during the next core earthquake that could rip it apart.

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Gem is INTP, precocious, emotionally shattered (Can you imagine reading minds your whole life?!) and cynical.

Meet our main character: Soleil Punicello. She is a twenty-five-year-old who is employed to nurture and protect Gem’s fragile psyche.

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Can she help him prepare for a role that could kill him?

Gem is like a mix between The Giver, Ender’s Game, and Lucent Sylph. If you like those style of stories, you should love Gem!

To read my story, and 27 other stories by my dear, intelligent, gifted author friends in this anthology FOR FREE, click here!  Enjoy!  And please leave us a review!  Let us know which stories were your favorites!

(Disclaimer: I have not read the other stories in this anthology, although each of the authors had to abide by the rules of “clean reading” material laid out in the group.  We each went through a rigorous judging – “Gem” passed with flying colors and made a judge cry!  WOOT – and were deemed acceptable for the anthology, but I can’t warn of any content myself. I have read half of the previous anthology and enjoyed it!)

Dashwood Avenue is Free!

Time for what you guys have all been waiting for… MY BIRTHDAY WEEK!
Okay, not really. How about a FREE BOOK instead? For this week – Monday through Friday, Dashwood Avenue – kindle edition – is FREE. Dashwood Avenue is a Christian mystery set in the 1950s. Grab it on Amazon before the sale is over! Happy birthday to me and happy tenth anniversary as an authoress. 😀

Get it here: https://www.amazon.com/Dashwood-Avenue-formerly-Rachael-Thomas-ebook/dp/B00RT8U98Y?ie=UTF8&qid=1467616408&ref_=la_B00MDY4T0S_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1

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30 and 10! Free Books and Celebration

Starting my countdown!!

On July 7, I turn thirty years old! And on July 21, my very first novel, Dashwood Avenue, turns 10, making me a published author for a whole decade!
Therefore, my ‪#‎30and10‬ countdown begins today!  (Watch for the hashtag on Facebook and Twitter  🙂
For thirty days, I will tell you 1 thing about Dashwood Avenue, and every three days, I’ll tell you 1 thing about myself. 30 things about Dashwood, 10 about myself. 🙂 Make sure you like the page to stay up on the fun. ALSO, for the week before my birthday, Dashwood Avenue, kindle edition, will be FREE! And every three days, I will give one commenter a FREE autographed paperback copy of Dashwood Avenue. 🙂
Let the month-long celebration begin!

First fact: 
1. I grew up on Nancy Drew and Edgar Allen Poe award winners and American Girl history mysteries, so my very first book was a historical mystery set in the 50s. Except Dashwood Avenue has a unique twist: the characters are all homeschooled! Feeling the need for more homeschooler-centric Christian fiction, I hope Dashwood Avenue stands out as a one-of-a-kind book for ages 8+! 🙂

https://www.amazon.com/Dashwood-Avenue-formerly-Rachael-Thomas-ebook/dp/B00RT8U98Y/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1466641435&sr=1-5

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Pretty Pictures of Leading Ladies!

Thank you for rejoicing with me over this miraculous pregnancy!!!

I’ve got more exciting news for you guys soon, but today I want to share what I’ll be doing on my Facebook author page all month.  July marks my thirtieth birthday as well as my 10th anniversary of being a published author.  My first book, Dashwood Avenue, turns ten years old!

Therefore, I’ll be running sales and doing fun facts all month on the Facebook page.  Make sure you like the page so as not to miss a thing.  🙂

Also, I created a collage of my leading ladies (or love interests) in my books.  Posting it here to entice you to read these girls’ stories.

You can find all of my books (Vivien’s story coming soon!) on Amazon.com by clicking right HERE.

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Paperbacks and Sales

Heartsick is now available in paperback!  I received my proof copy today, and it looks SWEET.

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You can order the paperback here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/rj-conte/heartsick/paperback/product-22604440.html  Use the code GETIT15 to get 15% off!

OR if you like your books in electronic form, the Amazon Kindle version of Heartsick is on sale this week for $1.99: http://www.amazon.com/Heartsick-RJ-Conte-ebook/dp/B01ASC83L2/ref=la_B00MDY4T0S_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1457826890&sr=1-2

Also, just for fun, Angel-Lover is also on sale for $0.99  🙂
http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Lover-RJ-Conte-ebook/dp/B00MD5VH0W/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Happy reading!

The Hotline Girl – New and Improved!

My first book with a publishing company, Cleanreads.com – and not self-published by myself – is here!  I have a sparkly new cover, and a brand new review, and a whole company who has my back.  🙂

Check it out.  This version has some changed names and a brand new final chapter.  🙂

Only 99 cents!  Leave me a review when you’re done.  🙂

http://www.amazon.com/Hotline-Girl-RJ-Conte-ebook/dp/B01CRRS3IO/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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FREE BOOK – Only This Weekend!

The Kindle version of my Christian psychological/evangelical 2Dnovel for teens, Angel-Lover, is FREE all weekend.  CLICK HERE to get it!

Please share the gospel by passing this onto your friends.  You will have told a teen about Christ every time one of them reads this.  🙂

I pray God uses this for His glory, that’s why I feel like giving them out for free!

Love you guys!

Here’s a description of the story:

Chad is a reclusive teenager whose thoughts are full of loneliness and suicide. The only thing that he obsesses over more than planning his own death is the nicest, sweetest, most beautiful girl in school. As he stalks her and watches her, he learns the truth about what she believes in and, in the process, finds Someone Else he did not expect.

http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Lover-RJ-Conte-ebook/dp/B00MD5VH0W/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8