Well, I had no idea Chapters was going to carry The Strength of the Wolf. I don’t think it carried the first book in the series, The Strength of the Pack. Perhaps the obviously Canadian setting helped sway booksellers?
In any event, I was thrilled to go into a Chapters and see two copies of my book. That is a first for me, and I was more strongly affected than I thought I’d be.
Thanks to Vanessa Jaye for the heads-up!
Two pictures, one with spines, one with front covers. I didn’t face the books out.
Well, I kind of lost track of Romantic Times reviews and my Strength books. But I have to pull some quotes from them.
For The Strength of the Pack, Seth’s story:
For The Strength of the Wolf, Veronica’s story:
Also, it’s very exciting for me to have my book Marked (by Joely Skye) on sale in print. Marked is set in the same world as the Strength books. Veronica plays the biggest role, but both Seth and Trey appear on stage too, as does David, Veronica’s husband.
Over at the Samhain blog, I’ve written a post about the Druid Peak wolves at Yellowstone Park.
Hey, I checked my local library online. They bought four copies of The Strength of the Pack. All four copies are checked out and there’s one reserve request.
This makes me smile. People are reading my book!
Or, at least checking it out from the library.
The Coffee Time Romance boards are celebrating spring with lots of exciting excerpts. Mine is up there, from The Strength of the Pack, but there are a lot of others, too, if you want to go browsing.
The Strength of the Pack is not available everywhere, but it is on sale at amazon.com, amazon.ca and Chapters/Indigo right now. Which is very exciting!
There have also been real live sightings in Borders and Barnes and Noble :)
I’d love to see a picture of The Strength of the Pack in a store. If someone sent me such a photo, I would happily mail out the followup book, The Strength of the Wolf—this would be draw. Your choice of ebook or print book.
This week kinda got away from me. I meant to post earlier. Anyway, my good news…drum roll…
Another sale! It’s my cat-shifter book, entitled Puma. Set in the same world as my Strength books, though only Trey Walters makes a reappearance. Slated for the end of 2008. I’m way excited :)
Also, in other good news, The Strength of the Pack will be released in print in April. News on the ground is that it may be displayed on an end-cap at Borders, a new-releases table at Waldenbooks, a new-releases table at Barnes and Noble, and also picked up by Indigo/Chapters in Canada! I am beyond thrilled. Now, how many bookstores it will actually appear in, I don’t know. Nevertheless this has me jumping for joy!!
So nearer to the date, I am probably going to be begging people for book sightings and even bribing them with free books (especially in exchange of a photo).
All in all, I think 2008 is going to be a great year!
I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays, getting time with family and friends, and time to relax and kick back, too. Right now the most intense visiting is over for us, so I’ve been tripping around the internet and finding some lovely, wonderful things.
Book Utopia Mom mentioned The Strength of the Pack in her 2007 roundup! Lots of other interesting mentions there, by the way.
And la-la-ness wrote a lovely post about me, Joely Skye/Jorrie Spencer. While she’s most taken by Joely Skye work, she also mentions The Strength of the Wolf favorably.
Thank you so much!
And while I’m at it, I can’t help but point out that Marked is on the All Romance eBooks bestseller list at #3. I never hit that list before, let alone the top three :)
Today my latest Joely Skye book, Marked, was released at Samhain. It’s a werewolf romance, two men fall in love, and it’s related to my Jorrie Spencer books, The Strength of the Pack and The Strength of the Wolf.
Both Veronica and Seth appear in Marked, as one of the heroes, Liam, is their cousin. Trey Walters shows up too :)
Here’s the blurb:
Marked as prey, Alec refuses to fall for a werewolf. Until he’s forced to turn to Liam for protection.
Alec Ryerson carries a scar over his heart and scars on his psyche, ugly reminders of a nightmare that still doesn’t seem quite real. Even a year later, he stays inside on full-moon nights and avoids most people—until he meets the strange and beautiful Liam.
Liam feels an undeniable pull toward Alec. However Liam is a werewolf; Alec is a human who clearly has trepidations about a relationship. Then Liam discovers he is not the first werewolf Alec has encountered. Alec has been marked for death by the murderous “quad”, a group of twisted werewolves who prey on humans. Now the quad’s sights are set on recruiting Liam’s eight-year-old brother into their murderous pack.
Liam will do everything in his power to protect both his brother and Alec from the wolves, even if it means calling in favors and killing those with whom he once ran.
Because Alec, like it or not, is Liam’s chosen mate.
Warning, this title contains the following: explicit male/male sex.
Buy link here.
Road to Romance reviewed both The Strength of the Pack and The Strength of the Wolf.
I enjoyed reading how these two fell in love and struggled to make their relationship work. For a new series about werewolves and the men and women they love, don’t miss book one, The Strength of the Pack.
Jorrie Spencer has created some wonderful characters. Their emotions were so vivid and realistic, I couldn’t help be pulled into their lives.
Thank you, Stacey Brutger!
Also, a related werewolf book of mine, Marked by Joely Skye, has been reviewed. (Both Veronica and Seth appear in Marked.) Kimberley Spinney at ecataromance gives it 4.5 stars:
The entire novel was so engaging that I will definitely be adding Ms. Skye to my must read list.