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Hi all:

As you know on Friday I bring you new books and authors. J.P. McLean has already been my guest before and her series (initially a trilogy, but these things have a way of growing…) The Gift has featured with pride of place before. I knew that the next novel was nearly ready, and the author has been so kind as to send us her reflections about her writing and where she is now. And here, the floor is yours, J. P.:

Author J.P.Mclean

Author J.P.McLean

Thank you, Olga for once again hosting me on your Friday guest author feature. It’s great to be back.

I’m at an interesting crossroads. Having recently released Penance, the fourth book in the contemporary fantasy series, The Gift Legacy, I’m now ready to start a new project. The decision is whether to take the road that leads to the next book in the series, or take the road not yet travelled, and write a brand new story instead.

On the familiar road, a small but devoted group of readers, who love The Gift Legacy, cheer me on (a writer’s dream!). I know the terrain and the characters and just how to tamper with their brakes to heighten the excitement.

There are no street lamps on the second road and no map. The characters taunt me with their thumbs out, but do I dare pick them up? Will we get along in the tight confines of the car?

What if there’s a curve so sharp we crash?

Hmm. Decisions, decisions. If you have thoughts on the matter, I’d love to hear them.

You can reach me through my blog, on Twitter (@jpmclean1) or on Facebook. And if you’d curious about The Gift Legacy, you can read excerpts and learn more about it on my website.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thanks so much J.P.!

And here, I had to tell  you a bit more about Penance

The Gift Legacy Book 4. Penance by J.P. McLean

The Gift Legacy Book 4. Penance by J.P. McLean

When Emelynn Taylor chooses a man’s life over a secret, she draws the attention of the wrong people. International Covert Operations wields the secret like a weapon to coerce the Tribunal Novem’s cooperation. And all ICO wants in exchange for protecting the secret is Emelynn’s services.

With a new job, a new handler and no choice, Emelynn goes undercover to unravel a dangerous drug ring. She soon finds herself in a deadly game of cat and mouse in which she breaks all the rules: the same rules that got her into trouble in the first place.

Here the links in Amazon, although you can check J.P.’s website for more links and information:

Thanks so much to J.P. McLean for her book and her reflections (I hope you’ll give her some suggestions), thanks to you all for reading, and you know, like, share, comment and CLICK!

Ah, and as you know, I do reviews for BTS e-Magazine and just in case you want to have a look at the new number, here it is (there are a couple of mine):

Hi all:

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:

Author J.P. McLean

Author J.P. McLean

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…

The Gift. Awakening by JPMcLean

The Gift. Awakening by JPMcLean


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.

The Gift. Revelation by JPMcLean

The Gift. Revelation by JPMcLean


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.


The Gift. Redemption by JPMcLean

The Gift. Redemption by JPMcLean


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 or follow her blog at You can also follow her on Twitter at @jpmclean1 or catch her on Facebook at She’s on Goodreads, too, at


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:
Google Play:

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!


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