Monday, August 22, 2016

It's So Good You'll Want A Signed Copy


On September 6th, I'm giving away FIVE autographed copies of my newest mystery, thriller romance, OBSESSED BY DARKNESS, on Goodreads. It's already has great reviews. Jump over to Goodreads and enter today. Also, don't forget to follow me there and on Amazon.

Here's what it's about.

Three dead students bring Chase Hunter and Jolene Martinez, the youngest members of the elite U.S. Marshal C.U. F. F. Team, to a college where a new drug is sweeping the campus. Their job is to find the drug ring and take it down.

Chase’s own demons surface and he fights to determine when to trust his gut and when to obey orders, especially when it comes to their number one person of interest, the studious, pretty Emma Lewis.

Chemistry graduate student Emma Lewis’s roller coaster ride begins when she discovers a fellow student dead, inciting the police to probe every aspect of her life. When new student Chase Hunter arrives on campus, he quickly becomes her emotional rock and Emma finds herself falling for him- until she learns his interest in her was all a lie.

A murderer’s plans change as the heat on campus rises and Emma becomes the target of the psychopath. When she goes missing, will Chase find her in time?

Click here to be whisked away.

Have a great read. AJ

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Booksellers Wouldn’t Know Where To Shelf It

The days writing to the shelves are dwindling. More and more authors are writing outside the perimeters that New York publishers required. A book like Obsessed By Darkness probably would never be bought by them (thus why I am an indie author), simply because their marketing department would not know how to market it to booksellers and, if those booksellers took it on, they would have an equally hard time trying to decide which section they should shelf Obsessed by Darkness. Is it a mystery? Is it a pyscho-thriller? Is it a romantic suspense? I think Obsessed By Darkness has the elements of all three which make it a very different read— a story that satisfies readers on many levels.

But you be the judge.

Three college students are dead. By whose hand is the question. An elite U.S. Marshal team goes uncover on a college campus to locate a drug operation and unearths a psychopath’s murderous plot.

Available exclusively on AMAZON.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

SALE First Time Ever


If you haven't read Seized By Darkness yet, now is the time to grab a copy of this KINDLE Best Indie Romance Finalist. Seized By Darkness is on sale right now, today August 16 through August 18 for only .99. You will love , Nicole and Will in this edge of your seat romantic suspense.

Here are what some readers had to say after reading SEIZED BY DARKNESS:

Cindy O: Autumn Jordon has written another edge of your seat thriller. You are on a rollercoaster of a ride from the opening scene to the last.

Lin: I was totally hooked by this author. My only wish is that she had added another chapter revealing more of Nicole's parents and family acceptance of Luka and fulfilling her dream of one day returning home and finding clarity and total acceptance in her new love. Hopefully with the love of parents, Will and friends she will come to a peaceful time and watch Luka grow into a wonderful person.

I was engaged Kindle Customer: The heroine had the strength and courage to save not only herself but others. She has sacrificed so much but feels the guilt for other's actions. The hero helps her through this and comes to love her strengthens and courage. Very well written.

Becky: The characters are so real and well defined. It's a real page turner.



The reviews go on.

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Enjoy!


Saturday, August 13, 2016

TGIS

Yup. I meant to write that. Friday is still a work day, but Saturday there is no alarm. I can stretch and even read a little before jumping out of bed if I want. Even my dog gets it.

BTW This is me getting kisses from my baby moose.

It's Saturday and you need something to read. Guess what you can get Obsessed By Wildfire
just by joining my newsletter. Tap on the newsletter icon on the sidebar. I promised not to share your information and overwhelm your inbox. Now and then, I share news about a new release, a sale, or just something fun. I do run contests for my subscribers and they are the first to know news.

Obsessed by Wildfire is a romantic mystery-suspense with fun, quirky characters. They will make you chuckle and we all need to do that. And Warner is so yummy. He's a fire investor and he sure makes Issy hot. To read more about it tap here. Download it now and enjoy.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, August 12, 2016

OBSESSED BY DARKNESS IS OUT!


Mystery. Pyscho-thriller. Romantic Elements. Obsessed By Darkness has it all.

The second book in the C.U.F.F. series which are written as STANDALONE novels has a different twist. Check it out today.

Chase Hunter, the youngest member of the elite U.S. Marshal C.U. F. F. Team, heads an operation on a college campus where a new drug is sweeping the campus and has caused multiple deaths. Chase’s own demons surface and he fights to determine when to trust his gut and when to obey orders, especially when it comes to their number one person of interest, the studious, pretty Emma Lewis.

Chemistry graduate student Emma Lewis’s roller coaster ride begins when she discovers a fellow student dead, inciting the police to probe every aspect of her life. When new student Chase Hunter arrives on campus, he quickly becomes her emotional rock and Emma finds herself falling for him- until she learns his interest in her was all a lie.

A murderer’s plans change as the heat on campus rises and Emma becomes the target of the psychopath. When she goes missing, will Chase find her in time?

Friday, November 27, 2015

$100.00 PRIZE - Enter Today.



Would you love to be the owner of this Sweet Grass Basket and a $100.00 Amazon gift card? You could be. All you need to do is join my newsletter. The contest will run from NOW until December 15, 2015. On December 16, 2015, I will announce the winner in a special Holiday newsletter. All members of my newsletter on December 15 will be eligible. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a member. The only restrictions I have are you must be 18 years of age (by signing up for my newsletter you’re confirming that you are) and you must be a USA resident. So sign up NOW and enjoy the perks of being one of my followers! (click NOW)

If you haven't read PERFECT, shame on you. To understand how special this basket is to Darcy, you need to.

PERFECT'S blurb.


Dylan Kincaid totally screwed up Thanksgiving and now he’s faced with Christmas. Thrown into the frightening role of both mother and father while his brother and sister-in-law are off serving their country, all Dylan wants is to make Christmas perfect for his two nieces. But time is running out.

Down on her luck Charleston, S.C. restaurateur, Darcy Witherspoon is licking a wounded ego when she arrives in Black Moose, VT and meets the handsome Maple tree farmer. Wanting a happy holiday herself, she teams up with Dylan to make a perfect Christmas.

Neither is interested in a holiday affair, but the magic of Christmas has something more everlasting in store for the couple. An absolutely perfect love!


Perfect is also available at:

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REVIEWS:

A happy little Christmas love story! A quick read with little antagonism, it was a cute book that made me smile. ~ December Kindle reader

It was a nice warm and fuzzy book. Just wish I knew what will happen next.
Love at first sight!!!! ~ December Kindle reader

Christmas romance at its best! Loved ever minute of it! Looking to read more from this author.~ November Kindle Reader

Enjoyed this book very much. Even though I dislike winter it made me warm and cozy.~October Kindle Reader

I really liked this story. It made me feel good. I liked the characters and loved that happy ending. If you want a short book that gives you a warm fuzzy feeling, this will fit the bill. ~ Sept. Kindle Reader

Hundreds more...

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving


Even during the worse of times, blessings are abound. This holiday my family will be celebrating the love we have for each other and the many friends that touch our lives. We're wishing you many blessings too! Have a wonderful holiday.

AJ

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thanksgiving or Bust!


This year, Thanksgiving is at your house and you’re beginning to wonder why you agreed to host the family event. Relax. I’ve got tips for you.

Why should you take my advice? Well, I’ve hosted Thanksgiving, among other events, for more than twenty years for small, large and huge groups. And, I’m not only an award-winning author, but also— a long time ago— an award-winning restaurant manager. So, I have some experience at preparing feasts for many. Organization is one of my talents.

It’s always good to have a plan, so let’s start.

First, you need to do is decide three things. What style of dining you want your party to be—buffet or sit down. The style will play a part in your menu. You certainly don’t want to serve soup at a buffet, at least not at your home. Too many opportunities for spills.

Second, how many will be attending your celebration? If you really envision a sit down dinner, you’ll have to limit the guests, or have a second sitting, even a third sitting. Extra sittings is not my idea of a fun-filled day.

Third, menus for Thanksgiving can range from the traditional Norman Rockwell’s portrayal of roast turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce to Wild Salmon and rice. Make the holiday your own by combining traditions of guests. If invited family or friends offer to make dishes, let them, but ask if they intend to cook or bake their dish before arriving. Seriously, I’ve had someone bring their unbaked dish to dinner, expecting room in my oven and time to bake it.

My last tip has nothing to do with the meal. Activities. You’ll have a household full and while dinner is part of the agenda, it’s not the whole day.

While I love watching football not everyone does, so have other activities planned. My children and grandchildren love playing bingo. A game set can be purchased at a dollar store along with prizes. And while very few think of November as a time to fly a kite, it is great fun and a way to burn off the 5 thousand it is said Americans consume on Thanksgiving .
Now with your style, guests and menu decided, make a game plan.

Two weeks out from the holiday:
1) Confirm guests and time.
2) Review recipes and make shopping list for all dishes.
3) Anytime this week, check china, silverware, glassware and all serving dishes and platters, including salt and pepper shakers (wash & fill), butter dishes, gravy bowls, bread baskets, etc. Wash them and store them until ready to set your table.

If you’re planning to use paper or plastic-ware, buy it this week, especially if you’re thinking of holiday theme. You don’t have time to run from store to store searching for the last few packs on the shelves.
4) Check tablecloths, napkins, and any other decorative items, such as candles and candleholders. I’ve come for my candles only to remember they were used during the last storm. Purchase wanted items now.
5) During this week, you could actually arrange your furniture and set your table to ensure enough elbow room. It’s better to have the space all planned now then to try to arrange it during the days you’ll be baking and cooking. Arrange for extra necessary table space or seating.

One week out from the holiday:

1) Double check your grocery list and head to the store. (It’s a good idea to buy extra plastic containers and Ziploc bags for guests to take leftovers home.)
2) Think about your cooking timeline. I have one oven and a lot to bake, so I start my timeline at 1 pm, since my family usually sits down then and I work backward. The star of my dinner is the turkey, which I know must come out of the oven by 11:45. It has to sit and can be kept warm. So, depending on the size of the bird is when the turkey must go in my oven. 11:45 works, because my stuffing and corn pudding needs to bake for an hour so it can go in the oven then, along with mash potatoes and yams or any other dishes that need to be warmed. (It’s a good idea, especially if you have limited space, to put all baking dishes in the oven beforehand to ensure they fit) At 12:45, those food items come out and rolls go in for the last fifteen minutes while all other food is put into dishes and placed on the table. During the last hour, veggies can be steamed or warmed.
3) Cleaning. Honestly, I do a light house cleaning before the holiday, because the house is going to need a deep clean after the crowd leaves.

Two days before the holiday:

1) Some dishes can be made now. I find stuffing and candied yams taste much better when made ahead.
2) If you possibly can, set your table.
3) Make ice if you don’t have an ice maker.

Day before holiday:

1) Other dishes can be made early. Ie: mashed potatoes, pies, desserts, veggie trays.
2) I put my applesauce and cranberry sauces into bowls and refrigerate.
3) I’m live in northeast PA and have already used my outside gas grill as an extra cold storage unit for items prepared ahead. Think out of the box when space is limited.

The holiday:
You’re organized and ready. Stay with your timeline and if something hiccups, don’t sweat it. Your friends and family only will know what you’ve done not what wasn’t done.

Enjoy the day!