As always on a Friday I bring you a guest author. J. P. McLean (and she’ll tell us about the name herself) is an author of one of the groups I belong too and she is brand new to my blog, so I could not miss the chance of introducing her to all of you. You’ll soon see why.
First, let her tell you about herself:
First of all, thank you, Olga, for inviting me here. Your blog posts are always a treat and I’m thrilled to be included.
Some people question why I use J.P. McLean rather than Jo-Anne. I blame it on the hyphen. Jo-Anne is spelled many different ways so using J.P. makes me easier to find.
These days you’ll find me on Denman Island, which is one of the northern Gulf Islands off the eastern shore of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, the westernmost province in Canada. It’s a very small, rural island where I garden, keep my husband company and entertain our dog. Oh…and I also write.
It started during a rainy, dull winter a few years ago. Though I didn’t know it at the time, that first book blossomed into a trilogy and the trilogy has now spurred a series.
The books are thrillers with a twist of fantasy. They tell the story of Emelynn Taylor, a woman who is learning to live with a mistake she made when she was a child. That mistake was accepting a gift from a stranger. She didn’t know at the time that not all gifts come wrapped in pretty paper and tied with a bow. But a few days after the stranger left, when the sun sank below the horizon, for the first time in Emelynn’s life, darkness didn’t follow. She knew then that she’d been given something very special.
What she didn’t know, was that night vision was just the first small facet of a gift that would unfold and develop as she grew into a young woman.
The Gift Trilogy is Emelynn’s story. In it, she’ll learn that every gift has its price…
In Book I, Awakening, Emelynn, sets her course on conquering this gift that has become a debilitating burden. Along the way, she discovers a community who share the gift; a man who takes her breath away; and enemies who hide in plain sight.
In Book II, Revelation, Emelynn fights inner demons to re-establish her independence while another facet of her gift emerges to test her sanity. An unwelcome midnight visit by the ruling Tribunal forces her to find an inner strength she didn’t know she had and that strength is tested at the hands of a cruel captor.
In Book III, Redemption, Emelynn’s enemies up their game and she is forced to form an alliance with a man she doesn’t trust and a family she doesn’t know. Emelynn’s strength and loyalty are tested once again when she comes face-to-face with a group who call themselves Redeemers. Their only goal is to annihilate the Tribunal and anyone else who gets in their way.
The books are available in ebook, paperback and hardcover formats from Amazon, Kindle, iTunes, Kobo, Chapters, Barnes & Noble, Google Play and through FriesenPress. They are also available in Canadian libraries in British Columbia and Ontario.
You can learn more about Jo-Anne’s books and contact her via her website at http://www.jpmclean.net or follow her blog at http://jpmclean1.wordpress.com/. You can also follow her on Twitter at @jpmclean1 or catch her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JPMcLeanBooks. She’s on Goodreads, too, at http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6429987.J_P_McLean.
Drop her a line. She’d love to hear from you.
J. P. (or Jo Anne) sent me links to her first book as she thought it’s best to start at the beginning and of course, if you like them, you can keep reading!
Here they are:
Buy links for The Gift: Awakening
Barnes & Noble/Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-gift-jp-mclean/1112883049?ean=2940015837810
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/J_P_McLean_The_Gift?id=zBI2XIEkLFkC
Thanks so much to J P McLean for visiting the blog (and I adore your covers), thanks to all of you for reading, and you know what you have to do if you’ve enjoyed it, like it, share, comment and of course, CLICK!