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News: Spook Squad was nominated for many categories in the GR M/M 2013 Member's Choice Awards. You may vote (once only) here whether or not you're a member of the group.

Rec: Be sure to check out this week's Saturday Snippet, Purple Prose, if you missed it. Several of my Facebook friends joined me in flash ficcing, inspired by Pantone's announcement of 2014's Color of the Year

Rec: If you're not in a printing or design field, you might not have heard of Pantone. Here's how hardcore this color stuff really is. Designers from around the world shared their predictions for 2014's color. It's an interesting read. I love the logic behind why they thought their choice was emblematic of the times.

Rec: I had my introduction to Pantone Color Matching System quite early: in high school, when the yearbook printer took some pretty weird liberties with my Pantone choice. (See June and July's JCP News if you missed this sorry tale.)

Blog: Haunted Piano - a dream that went pretty much like you'd expect judging by the title :D

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Hidden Treasure

Dear <<First Name>>,

Every now and then, a detail from my life will crop up in my fiction. Usually it's a characteristic of a friend that I tuck in to a character, or half an incident that happened to me, or maybe a snappy comeback I wished I'd thought of in time to make an impression. There's one story element I'll be needing to say goodbye to: my nine year old used Windows XP laptop... which is the model for Victor Bayne's infamous "crappy laptop."

Sadly, technology doesn't last forever. Last April, Crappy Laptop's system became corrupted. I chose to have it professionally fixed. At the time, I probably should've considered throwing in the towel... but I'm frugal and kept insisting it was "perfectly good."

Then last month I brought Crappy Laptop on a girls' weekend with Piper Vaughn and Jayden Brooks. Not only did the browser crash when I was trying to show them how cool Evernote is, but as we were leaving, the system decided to install updates. (Danger! Danger! Do NOT Unplug!!!) ... for FORTY FIVE MINUTES.

When I (finally) got home, I was so embarrassed for Crappy Laptop that I bit the bullet and ordered a replacement. I'm still stunned at how quickly it boots, we're talking seconds rather than minutes. But here's the interesting part. I was going through the old document folder to see which ones were worth keeping, and I found something very cool: the beginning of a story that I'm eager to continue. I actually don't remember writing it at all, but it sounds like me. Plus I checked the file's metadata to be sure it wasn't sent to me by a friend or something :D

Spiffy New LaptopHere it is in all its 3lb, touchscreen, 12-hour battery life glory, along with Mr. December. More about the calendar below!

So I thought my tale about the found story starter might encourage you to take a peek--in your closet or under your bed, in your document folder or on your e-reader--and scrutinize the things you don't quite recognize.

Hopefully you too will discover a forgotten gem.



PS - If you like the new Channeling Morpheus wallpaper you see on my laptop, download a copy here. Merry Christmas!


The following readers won a signed bookmark or JCP ebook of their choice just for opening their newsletters! YAY!

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I have contacted the winners directly and let them know.

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Year to Come

What am I working on now?

Drafting the second installment of the Mnevermind Trilogy is going like gangbusters. I hope to be releasing it early in 2014.

I also plan to put together a collection of PsyCop shorts before I tackle the final installment of the series, which will happen in Psycop #8. Crash's story might be part of this collection or might stand alone, I'll see what length it requires to best tell the story.

I'm also really intrigued by that story fragment I found on Crappy Laptop and would like to develop it next year too!

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Ring In 2014

Treat yourself to luscious views of Michael and Wild Bill all year long with a Channeling Morpheus wall calendar.

The stunning Channeling Morpheus artwork is showcased exquisitely. The printing is absolutely gorgeous on these large, high quality calendars.

JCP cover art also adorns many other types of goodies:

  • tiles
  • journals
  • T-shirts
  • pajamas
  • mugs

So be sure and tell Santa where to get your presents this year: the JCP Books Gift Shop at Cafepress!

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Psycop Series

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
Spook Squad PsyCop Book 7
Thaw PsyCop Short 1.1
Striking Sparks PsyCop Novelette 2.1
Many Happy Returns PsyCop Short 2.2
Mind Reader PsyCop Short 2.3
Stroke of Midnight PsyCop Short 3.1
Inside Out PsyCop Short 0.1
In the Dark PsyCop Short 6.1

PsyCop Paperbacks:
PsyCop:Partners (contains Among the Living and Criss Cross) Amazon - Book Depository
PsyCop: Property (contains Body & Soul and Secrets) Amazon - Book Depository
Camp Hell Amazon - Book Depository
GhosTV Amazon - Book Depository

Petit Morts Series

Petit Morts Ebooks:
Hue, Tint, and Shade
Moolah and Moonshine
Spanish Fly Guy
Pretty Ugly
One Less Stiff at the Funeral by Sean Kennedy
Wishink Well
Happily Never After
London Eye by Clare London
Spirits and Second Chances by Sean Kennedy
Loose Change by Sean Kennedy
Media Naranja by Clare London and Jordan Castillo Price
Immortal Coil

Mnevermind Trilogy

Persistence of Memory (paperback at Amazon and Book Depository)


50 Excruciating Mazes
50 Odious Over-and-Under Mazes
Thorny #1 Print-and-Play Mazes
JCP Books Cover art Gallery

Erotica for Women by Majenta

(Majenta is a JCP pen name for writing female-positive m/f erotica)
Higher Learning
Nature Lover
Sense of Security


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Channeling Morpheus Series

Heaven Sent: a Channeling Morpheus Short
Payback (2nd ed)
Vertigo (2nd ed)
Manikin (2nd ed)
Tainted (2nd ed)
Rebirth (2nd ed)
Brazen (2nd ed)
Snare (2nd ed)
Fluid (2nd ed)
Swarm (2nd ed)
Elixir (2nd ed)
Jackpot: a Channeling Morpheus Short

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

A Bitter Taste of Sweet Oblivion (Paperback, contains Brazen, Snare, Fluid, Elixir, Swarm) -, Amazon,,,, With free worldwide shipping: The Book Depository

Turbulence Series

Into the Bermuda Triangle
Autopilot Engaged
Red-Eye Dawn
Connecting Flight
Black Box
Flying Blind

Radio Silence
Final Boarding
Turbulence Collection

Standalone Shorts & Novelettes

Locks of Love - fairy tale novelette
Fire Thief
- hot standalone short
Betweentimes funny standalone short
Sympathy contemporary - novelette
The Serpent in the Garden - m/f short
Starlight - vampire/werewolf short
Verdant - SF short
The Voice - moody short

Standalone Novellas & Novels

Hemovore vampire thriller - novel
Body Art - thriller novella
Zero Hour: a Dystopian Adventure - SF Novel
Sleepwalker creepy museum thriller - novella
The Starving Years - SF thriller novel (paperback at Amazon and Book Depository)
Magic Mansion - fun & romantic novel (paperback at Amazon and Book Depository)


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