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An Online Scavenger Hunt Is Coming . . .

Posted by on Feb 1st, 2017 in Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen | 23 comments

 

I usually host a Facebook party to celebrate the release of a new book. While those are always fun, this time I wanted to try something different for the release of King’s Blood (Kinsman Chronicles, book 2). I’ve participated in several online scavenger hunts and thought it might be neat to do one as a release party.

So, mark your calendars for February 17 – 19, 2017 and join me and seventeen other authors as we follow the characters from King’s Blood over a world of worlds as they seek out a place to call home. You will visit 17 different author websites, discover their amazing storyworlds, learn about the books that take place in those worlds, and pick up a clue at each stop to enter to win the grand prize.

 

PRIZES:

First Prize: Kindle Fire or ($50 Amazon Gift Card) and signed copies of King’s Folly and King’s Blood (unsigned if international winner).
Second Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card and signed paperback copies of King’s Folly and King’s Blood (unsigned if international winner).
Third Prize:  Signed paperback copies of King’s Folly and King’s Blood (unsigned if international winner).
Bonus Quiz Prize: Kindle Fire or ($50 Amazon Gift Card) and signed copies of King’s Folly and King’s Blood (unsigned if international winner).
Bonus giveaways: Look for more giveaways on various participating author sites (see each site during the hunt for details).

 

 

WHEN AND WHERE:

February 17 at 12:00 noon, Pacific time, until February 19 at midnight, Pacific time

We will start right here on my author blog. The scavenger hunt is not a race, so there is no need to rush through. All prizes will be awarded after the end of the hunt. Winners will be notified by email.

 

HOW TO PLAY:

1. Start here, on my blog, on or after February 17 at 12:00 noon, Pacific time.
2. Follow the link at the end of my post to Stop #2. Each subsequent post will have a link that leads you to the next stop until you arrive back here at the end. You will collect clues along the way, enter any other giveaways you might find, and (if you want to participate) be sure to read each post so you can answer the questions for the Bonus Quiz Prize.
3. At the end of the hunt, you will find a place to enter the clues you will have gathered and have a chance to take the Bonus Quiz, if you want to. All answers must be entered before midnight on February 19, 2017.
4. Winners will be announced by Tuesday, February 21.

 

 

Planning to join us? Mark your calendar and leave a comment below to be entered to win a signed copy of King’s Blood. Tell me which place you most look forward to learning more about on the day of the hunt. (Click on the map to enlarge.)

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King’s Blood Release Day and an EPIC SALE

Posted by on Jan 31st, 2017 in Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen | 6 comments

KING’S BLOOD

Believe it or not, today is the official release day for King’s Blood, book two in the Kinsman Chronicles. My editor sent me a note to say that this is the longest fiction book on record ever published at Bethany House. If the genre were romance, that might be scary, but this is epic fantasy, so I am wearing this news (and all 210K plus words) as a badge of honor!

Isn’t it a gorgeous book?

 

 

EPIC SALE

I hope you like the second installment.

If you haven’t gotten around to reading this series yet, now is your chance! To celebrate the release of King’s Blood, I am running an EPIC SALE on the paperback copies of book one, King’s Folly. You can order autographed copies of King’s Folly from my author store for only $10, shipping included. (NOTE: My online store is wonky. It will not allow me to put free shipping on a book. So I priced the book at $7 and it will add $3 shipping to equal $10. Sorry that’s complicated… But it works!) Click here to visit the store.

 

 

 

MORE ABOUT BOOK TWO

King’s Blood (The Kinsman Chronicles): Book 2

King’s Blood (The Kinsman Chronicles): Book 2

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Series: The Kinsman Chronicles, Book 2
Genre: Fantasy
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In the second volume of Jill Williamson's Kinsman Chronicles, a remnant has escaped the destruction of the Five Realms and now lives on several hundred ships adrift at sea. As a flock, they sail north into the unknown in hopes of finding land that might become their new home. As the king's illness worsens, Sâr Wilek takes authority over the expedition and struggles to rule the disjointed people, while assassination attempts, vicious serpents, and dark magic endanger his life. One prophecy has come to pass, but another looms dauntingly in the future. Who is this Deliverer? And if the Magonians have him, what might that mean for the realm of Armania? More info →

SCAVENGER HUNT

And stay tuned for a special announcement coming tomorrow (February 1, 2017) about my release day scavenger hunt. I hope to see you all there.

Broken Trust has Released! (Mission League, book 3)

Posted by on Oct 21st, 2016 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 11 comments

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It’s finally here. Broken Trust, the third full-length book in the Mission League series has arrived. This book starts where Ambushed left off. Spencer is finishing up his junior year and training for his Outdoor Survival Training mission to Alaska.

 

Broken Trust

Broken Trust

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Series: The Mission League, Book 3
Genre: Adventure
In the midst of training for the outdoor survival trip to Alaska, Spencer is distracted by a mysterious young woman—Nick's new girlfriend. He's not just wondering how someone that gorgeous would waste her time on a jerk like Nick, he recognizes this girl from her bit part in one of the cultish Jolt movies he's been investigating. She's up to something, and Spencer is determined to find out what. As he gets closer to the truth, it becomes harder to know who to trust. Things are getting dangerous. Can Spencer figure out what's going on, or will this mystery leave him M.I.A? More info →
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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF MISSION LEAGUE BOOKS

 

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Mardok and the Seven Exiles has been released

Posted by on Sep 26th, 2016 in Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen | 0 comments

The RoboTales books aren’t my regular fare, but they’re special to me because I wrote them with my son, Luke. They are chapter books for readers ages 7-13. There will be six books in the series, and I’m trying to squeeze them in here and there when I can get a chance. These are fairytale retellings about boys and a robot dog.

Book one, Tinker, is a Cinderella story, and book two, Mardok and the Seven Exiles, parallels Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It’s been a lot of fun to work with my son, but also to work with the young artists we have recruited to illustrate the interiors of the books. All the interior illustrations are done by kids. My husband is going to start recording audio books for them soon, which I’m also really excited about. More on that later.

 

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For now, here is a little information about Mardok and the Seven Exiles:

Strange things are happening at the Space Force Military Academy. General Gruss believes the Ice Beast is responsible and asks cadet Riv Mardok to hunt down the menace. Mardok, always eager to “protect the helpless,” accepts the quest, but when he finds himself trapped, alone in the forest, his bravery isn’t enough to save him. Mardok has no choice but to call for help. The question is: will anyone answer?

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Safe Lands Trilogy ebook set on sale for $1.99 through 9/5

Posted by on Sep 2nd, 2016 in Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen | 0 comments

Zondervan/Blink is running a deal on the Safe Lands ebook collection. You can get the entire trilogy for $1.99 on Kindle, iTunes, Nook, Kobo, GooglePlay, or CBD. If you haven’t read the series, haven’t finished it, or love it and want to tell a friend, now is your chance. Feel free to spread the word. The sale ends Monday, 9/5.

 

The Safe Lands Complete Ebook Collection

The Safe Lands Complete Ebook Collection

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In The Safe Lands Complete Ebook Collection by bestselling author Jill Williamson, brothers Levi, Mason, and Omar find their entire lives changed after they are made to live behind the Safe Lands’ walls. Each must navigate the challenges before them, and somehow rescue the loved ones who remain alive. Contains: Captives, Outcasts, and Rebels. More info →

 

 

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THIRST Chapter Twenty-Four Is Up. It’s the end!

Posted by on Aug 10th, 2016 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 0 comments

THIRST Chapter 24In conjunction with the #WeWriteBooks series I’m writing over on the Go Teen Writers blog, I’m posting the chapters for THIRST on my website. Click here for the chapter archives.

Will they make it to Dr. Bayles before Enforcers catch them? Click here to read Chapter Twenty-Four and find out what happens in the last chapter of THIRST!

 

 

THIRST Chapter Twenty-Three Is Up!

Posted by on Aug 2nd, 2016 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 0 comments

THIRST Chapter 23In conjunction with the #WeWriteBooks series I’m writing over on the Go Teen Writers blog, I’m posting the chapters for THIRST on my website. Click here for the chapter archives.

Arrested again. What will happen to Eli now? Click here to read Chapter Twenty-Three and find out!

THIRST Chapter Twenty-Two Is Up!

Posted by on Jul 26th, 2016 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 0 comments

THIRST Chapter 22In conjunction with the #WeWriteBooks series I’m writing over on the Go Teen Writers blog, I’m posting the chapters for THIRST on my website. Click here for the chapter archives.

Plans for escape go awry? Click here to read Chapter Twenty-Two and find out what happens next!

Broken Trust Cover Reveal

Posted by on Jul 20th, 2016 in A weekly story blog, Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen | 18 comments

Pardon this interruption of THIRST chapters for a special announcement.

Calling all Spencer fans!

You’ve all been waiting SO PATIENTLY for Broken Trust, the third full-length novel in the Mission League series. I had planned for Broken Trust to release last year. Then life happened. Major. I’ve noticed that life doesn’t really care about my plans. It does what it wants.

Spencer waited patiently at first. Then he started to get mad. “Tell my story, Jill!” he said. “You promised!”

“But, Spencer. Life happened,” I told him.

“So? You left me with a torn ACL. Therapy is only supposed to take 9-10 months. This is getting ridiculous.”

That was fair.

So I worked on Broken Trust little by little. And finally. FINALLY I managed to finish the book. Broken Trust is now with the editor. (Yay!) She will send it back as soon as she can. Then I will publish it!

Spencer says you will not be disappointed. He promises action and adventure. In Alaska.

 

And this cover to get you all excited.

 

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THIRST Chapter Twenty-One Is Up!

Posted by on Jul 19th, 2016 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 0 comments

THIRST Chapter 21In conjunction with the #WeWriteBooks series I’m writing over on the Go Teen Writers blog, I’m posting the chapters for THIRST on my website. Click here for the chapter archives.

Is the HydroFlu back? Click here to read Chapter Twenty-One and find out!