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JCP News
JCP News • Issue 42 • June 2011
Beautiful, Mysterious and Bizarre: M/M Horror & Urban Fantasy by Jordan Castillo Price

JCP News
Issue 42 - June 14, 2011


Hi, Honey, I'm home!

Blogs, Updates and Recommendations

I participated in Jurgen Wolff's Massive Action Day in May and got a big chunk of The Starving Years written. I also won a CD from him, yay! It's not here quite's winging its way to Wisconsin from London. He's having another Massive Action Day on July 10. Join us if you'd like to kickstart your project. (I may be resting my eyeballs...but I might not be able to resist picking at a project.)

Recommended: Since I'm on a Jurgen Wolff kick, I'll first recommend Your Writing Coach, which I've re-read several times, as well as Focus: Use the Power of Targeted Thinking to Get More Done, which I just started, and which is fabulous already.

Post: One of Jurgen's suggestions on Massive Action Day was to use June 1 as a middle-of-the-year new year, and to take stock of your achievements thus far and re-evaluate your goals. I did that on my LiveJournal.

Recommended: Podcast listeners should enjoy Back to Work, a show featuring Merlin Mann of 43 Folders. Merlin gained fame as a productivity guru, but lately he's shifted his focus to encouraging listeners to determine what they care about rather than seeking out more gimmicks and productivity hacks.

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The following readers won ebooks of their choice for opening their newsletters!



I won a creativity hypnosis CD from Jurgen Wolff! Yay! (Oh boy, I just got it in the mail! Can't wait to listen!)

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Nice to see you!

Between this newsletter and the next, I will have two eyeballs the same! Why don't I have two eyeballs the same currently, you may ask? Five years ago I had a lasic procedure called "monovision," which is a fancy way of saying I had one nearsighted eyeball corrected but not the other.

In theory, the lasic eye should see distance well, the uncorrected eye should see close-up well, and my brain should figure out how to switch between the two. Either my brain said, "No way, Jose," or my close vision deteriorated in my close eye, or probably both. So I'm stuck wearing glasses all the time anyway. And when I don't have glasses on, everything both close and far looks totally screwy because my eyeballs are different.

I'm having that fixed in July. I can't wait.

Consequently, I'd like to take some time off afterward to rest my eyes, so I'm hurrying to finish some projects and will probably send an abbreviated newsletter out in July. I plan to take a month-long break with my serialized fiction--because I finished The Starving Years in a humongous stream of enthusiasm and productiveness! (17.5k words!) The next serial, Magic Mansion, needs a bit more planning. I want to do some additional research and strategy before I launch the first chapter. What I can tell you is that there will be voting! I loved that interactiveness about The Starving Years and I think it will be a riot in Magic Mansion.

And speaking of serials, the slick, edited version of Zero Hour will be out in ebook and paperback soon! (Before my eye surgery if all goes to plan!)

Here's looking at you...

PsyCop News

PsyCop Flash Contest

I ran a PsyCop flash fiction prompt contest at this month where readers could suggest flash fic they'd like to see, with the following stipulations:

The entries must be a single sentence

They must be 20 words or less

They must contain either a color, a smell, or an object smaller than a bread box

Here are the entries. It was very hard to pick a winner! The final story sprawled past the "flash" length into "short story" length, though I suspect no one's going to complain about it being too long. Read Inside Out - a PsyCop Short, on I'll also make it available as an ebook on soon.

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Vertigo CoverVertigo: Channeling Morpheus novelette #2, second edition

The second edition of Vertigo is out. It's available now at JCP Books and will hit the shelves at Amazon and B&N shortly. What can I say about the Wild Bill model...other than sighing and gazing dreamily into his eyes?

I just received an email from a reader asking about my cover art. I do the JCPbooks covers myself. I'll start adding a statement to that effect on the copyright page!

Keep your eye out for Manikin, which will be re-released in August.

If you're subscribed to my "Quick Link" email, you'll get an email when the second edition of Manikin: Channeling Morpheus 3 comes out.

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The Starving Years

The Starving Years, Chapter 28

Start reading at Chapter 1

Tim had thought they were on the lowest level of The Tombs, but he'd been wrong. Two more flights of stairs later, they found themselves at a barred metal door where a stout woman with a permanent frown looked like she was just waiting for an excuse to turn away someone who'd come this far. Tim and Randy both stood straighter and did their best to look trustworthy and earnest as she scanned their paperwork. "You're picking up Pham Duc Danh?" She said the non-English name with a surprising lack of hesitancy.

"Yes, ma'am," Tim said, projecting as much humility and respect with those two words as he could muster—though the emotions he was attempting to convey were probably lost amid the sound of wailing coming from the hallway beyond the bars.


click here to read the big finale of The Starving Years (worksafe)

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Books and Stories
PsyCop Paperbacks:
Psycop: Property Body & Soul and Secrets)
PsyCop: Partners (Paperback, contains Among the Living and Criss Cross)
Camp Hell: A PsyCop Novel (Paperback)

With free worldwide shipping at The Book Depository
GhosTV: A PsyCop Novel (paperback)
With free worldwide shipping at The Book Depository

PsyCop Ebooks:
Among the Living - PsyCop Book 1
Criss Cross - PsyCop Book 2
Body & Soul - PsyCop Book 3
Secrets - PsyCop Book 4
Camp Hell - PsyCop Book 5
GhosTV -PsyCop Book 6
Thaw PsyCop Short 1.1, FREE!
Striking Sparks PsyCop Novelette 2.1
Many Happy Returns PsyCop Short 2.2
Mind Reader PsyCop Short 2.3, FREE!
Stroke of Midnight PsyCop Short 3.1, FREE!

Petit Morts Paperbacks:
Petit Morts 1: Sweets to the Sweet Amazon - Book Depository
Petit Morts 2: Food of the Gods Amazon - Book Depository

Petit Morts Ebooks:
Hue, Tint, and Shade
Slings and Arrows by Josh Lanyon
Moolah and Moonshine
Other People's Weddings by Josh Lanyon
Spanish Fly Guy
Pretty Ugly
Sort of Stranger than Fiction by Josh Lanyon
One Less Stiff at the Funeral by Sean Kennedy
Critic's Choice by Josh Lanyon
Wishink Well

Petit Morts Batch #2

Channeling Morpheus Ebooks:
Heaven Sent: a Channeling Morpheus Short
Payback (2nd ed)
Vertigo (2nd ed)

Channeling Morpheus Paperbacks:
Channeling Morpheus for Scary Mary (Paperback, contains Payback, Vertigo, Manikin, Tainted and Rebirth) -,,,,, Flipkart,
With free worldwide shipping: The Book Depository

A Bitter Taste of Sweet Oblivion (Paperback, contains Brazen, Snare, Fluid, Elixir, Swarm) -, Amazon,,,,

Standalone Stories:
Sleepwalker creepy museum thriller - novella
Betweentimes funny standalone short
Sympathy standalone contemporary romance - novelette
Hemovore vampire thriller - novel
The Art of Dying paperback - novella anthology with Josh Lanyon
The Art of Dying ebook - novella anthology with Josh Lanyon
The Serpent in the Garden - m/f short
The Voice
Kindred Spirits

Kindle Editions:
The PsyCop series, including the Crash shorts Striking Sparks and Many Happy Returns, can now be purchased in the Kindle Store.
Many Happy Returns (Kindle Edition)
Starlight (Kindle Edition)
Kindred Spirits (Kindle Edition)
Striking Sparks (Kindle Edition)
Verdant (Kindle Edition)
The Voice (Kindle Edition)
Any of the mobi ebooks on will also work on the Kindle!

Downloading direct to your iPhone or iPod?
Try the Smashwords tab in the Stanza app; many JCP Books, LLC titles are there--even some freebies! Buying the epub versions and importing them via iTunes works too.

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