September 2019 Newsletter

Dragonfly Books Newsletter

September 2019

 

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DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

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  • Two author contestants will be chosen as winners.
    The PRIZE? 
    A full year, 12 MONTHS, of complete publishing services: editing, formatting, cover art and promotion for winning entry.
    We will promote on all social media.  Hashtags on all posts.
    Our mission is to give new indie writers exposure in the market.
    We are writers ourselves and want to promote the world of indie writers.

    Book can be any genre
    Book does not have to be professionally edited
    Book cannot be under contract to another publisher
    One entry per author
    All entries must be submitted by Sept. 15, 2019, at 11:59 PM Eastern time
    Formats: MOBI, EPUB, Word, PDF either digital or hard copy
    Books can be submitted via email (DragonflyBooks@outlook.com) Remember to put contest entry in the subject line.
    Or Mail to:
    Dragonfly Books, P.O. Box 26283, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37912

Winners to be announced Jan. 1, 2020
The manuscript submissions will be read by three judges who will choose the winners.

For more information check out our website http://www.dragonfly-books.org/

Or email: dragonflybooks@outlook.com

Remember! YOU retain ALL rights to your book!



UPCOMING EVENTS

McKay’s Books in Knoxville Tennessee welcomes

The Crazy Writer Couple,

Elizabeth Horton-Newton and Neil Douglas Newton.

September 3 2019

 


 

Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM EDT

The Colonnade

264 Catoosa Cir, Ringgold, Georgia 30736

THE CRAZY WRITER COUPLE WILL ALSO BE IN ATTENDANCE

AT THE PUMPKIN PALOOZA

Pumpkin Palooza Family Festival
September 28, 2019
​10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Greenway Park & Pavilion, Cleveland, TN 37932

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Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 1 PM – 5 PM EDT

Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College
3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard
Cumming, GA 30041



EVENT JUST ADDED!

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AUTHORS GUILD OF TENNESSEE

LENOIR CITY HARVEST FESTIVAL

OCT. 19  FROM 10 AM – 2 PM

DOWNTOWN LENOIR CITY TN

ELIZABETH HORTON-NEWTON

WILL BE THERE SIGNING BOOKS


 ADAM MITCHELL’S NEW BOOK

“BEER, WOMEN AND THE WRITTEN WORD”

IS OUR FEATURED BOOK FOR SEPTEMBER

WE SEE A FUTURE BEST SELLER HERE!

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Available on Amazon

This book follows the path of Mitchell’s semi-autobiographical alter ego, Harry Block.
Through the highs and lows of a job he hates, impending parenthood, the trials, and misadventures of redemption, and a rather long and successful in alcoholism.
All the while dealing with the struggles of the written word and writer’s block (no pun intended)

Review

“Beer, Women, and the Written Word is a slice of life with all its grit and grime, hope for a better future, and the determination to overcome the unexpected obstacles fate loves to throw in our way, and a denouement so twisted I wanted to scream.”

“Put aside your inhibitions and sensitivity and dive into a book whose writing has been compared to James Joyce and Henry Fielding.” Between the Beats

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Available on Amazon

       Cover Design: Rachel Bostwick

On Sept. 11, 2001, Mike Dobbs’ life was forever changed. Reeling from his nightmare experience in New York’s subway as the twin towers collapsed, he retreats from his high-power Wall Street life to his run-down country house. Coping with PTSD he resorts to single malt Scotch to dull the memories of death and destruction. Soon he is embroiled in the life of Eileen Benoit and her 7-year old daughter Megan as they flee Eileen’s abusive ex-husband. Suddenly Mike is thrown into a world he knows nothing about, and he is forced to answer the question, how far would you go for someone you love?

Re-released with a new cover, signed copies available now at:

dragonfly-books.org




REVIEWS PLEASE!

WHEN YOU READ AN INDIE BOOK PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO WRITE A REVIEW AND POST IT ON AMAZON, GOODREADS OR ANY OTHER FORUM.   HELP GET OUR INDIE AUTHORS THE NOTICE THEY DESERVE!

AUTHORS!

PLEASE SEND US PHOTOS OF YOUR FANS WITH YOUR BOOKS FOR FUTURE NEWSLETTERS AND TO BE POSTED TO OUR WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE.

LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY BOOK SIGNINGS OR EVENTS YOU WOULD LIKE US TO MENTION!

 

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July News

July News and Updates

This is an exciting month at Dragonfly Books!

We have two books for your reading pleasure with another long-awaited book coming at the end of August.

Already in pre-order on Amazon Kindle and available in paperback, the latest romance from Starla Hartless is the first in a series of cougar love stories. Book one, “Dear Libby…”, will be released on Kindle on July 4th. Order before then and you can get it for the introductory price of $.99! This is a HOT Summer Read!

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“Sparks fly when older advice columnist, Sadie Broward, meets the grandson of a publishing magnate from New York City. Jake Stark is sent by his grandfather Richard to the small town of Sweetwater, Tennessee to interview one of the candidates for a position in the family’s national publications. Sadie feels Jake is looking down his nose at her and her town. Jake inserts himself uninvited into her life. When she travels to New York City to meet the Board of Directors of Stark Publications she is unprepared for the adventures that follow. She meets Pepper Vandenberg, Jake’s purported fiancee to be. Is Jake using Sadie to make Pepper jealous or is there more to their passion than what happens in the bedroom? This is a story about chance encounters leading to unexpected liaisons. When Fate steps in, common sense flies out the window. A steamy romance from one of the author’s of “Carved Wooden Heart”.

“This book gives hope to all cougars, there is a special someone out there. 5-stars!” Michelle Martin

“A 5-star book that kept me reading all night even when my glasses steamed up!” Elizabeth Horton-Newton, Co-Author “Carved Wooden Heart”


“Song of Simon” by author C.A. Sanders is being re-released with a new cover by designer Rachel Bostwick through Dragonfly Books! A fantasy to be enjoyed by adults young and old, it will be available to pre-order for $.99 July 8th through July 14th. The price will go up July 21st so grab it now! Treat yourself to an exciting adventure this summer!

“Life was never sweet for Simon. He lived in suburban New York, dodging high school bullies and strumming his guitar. Things were about to get much worse. Simon is drawn into the land of Algavar, where High Priestess Teretha has imprisoned their god in amber. He falls into a holy war led by Ilyana, a renegade priestess who claims to be the Messiah. Simon agrees to accompany Ilyana on a quest to kill Teretha, and he sinks hip-deep into the violence and despair that permeate Algavar. Will Simon become the hero Ilyana believes he is, or will he lose his soul in a bloody world so different from his own?”

5-Star Reviews

Thought-Provoking And Entertaining, A must read coming of age tale, Vividly extraordinary!, Vivid Fantasy, Excellent Plot


Coming at the End of August!

“Beer, Women, and the Written Word” by Adam Mitchell

A raunchy semi-autobiographical tale that is sometimes funny, sometimes painful, and a great read beginning to end. Harry Block is a writer who struggles to write a number one best seller while drinking, working in a grocery market, having sex with women, and getting into crazy situations at every turn. A rollicking tale of mishaps and mayhem in Britain.Think James Joyce meets Tom Jones in the 21st century.


Author Elizabeth Horton-Newton has released three of her most popular Electric Eclectic Novelettes in paperback format through Dragonfly Books! “Old Habits”, “April Showers”, and “Chattanooga Choo Choo” can be found on Amazon, sized perfectly to fit in your purse, backpack, or carry-on.


Don’t forget August 1-4 author Elizabeth Horton-Newton will be at The Indie Bookfest in Orlando, Florida. Get your tickets here!


Elizabeth will be on two panels.

Look for her in Room 2

10-10:45: What Makes Romance Sweet? What’s the difference between romance that smolders and romance that flames?

11-11:45: Is Hot Romance Still on Fire? Have we cooled our love affair with super sexy love stories?


BOOK SIGNING

Elizabeth Horton-Newton and Neil Douglas Newton better known as the Crazy Writer Couple will be at McKay’s Bookstore 230 Papermill Place Way, Knoxville, TN 37919 on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from noon to 3 PM.  Come by and see them!  You can also find them on YouTube!


If you do miss her at this event you can catch her at the

Georgia Indie Author Event – Sweet As a Georgis Peach on October 5th, 2019.


Event Address:
Forsyth Conference Center – Lanier Technical College
3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Cumming, GA 30041, USA
www.forsythconferencecenter.laniertech.edu/

Have you entered the Dragonfly Books Big Publishing Contest yet?

https://dragonflybookstn.com/2019/06/17/dragonfly-books-big-contest/

Dragonfly Books – BIG CONTEST

Two author contestants will be chosen as winners. 
The PRIZE? 
A full year, 12 MONTHS, of complete publishing services: editing, formatting, cover art and promotion.
We will promote on all social media.  Hash tags on all posts.
Our mission is to give new indie writers exposure in the market.
We are writers ourselves and want to promote the world of indie writers.

Book can be any genre
Book does not have to be professionally edited
Book cannot be under contract to another publisher
One entry per author
All entries must be submitted by Sept. 15, 2019 at 11:59PM Eastern time
Formats: MOBI, EPUB, Word, PDF either digital or hard copy
Books can be submitted via email (DragonflyBooks@outlook.com) Remember to put contest entry in the subject line.
Or P.O. Box
Dragonfly Books, P.O. Box 26283, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37912

Books Can Be Any Genre!

Winners to be announced Jan. 1, 2020
 The manuscript submissions will be read by three judges who will choose the winners.

Three Judges

Here’s how to enter:

1.Submit a work of fiction, maximum 90,000 words by mailing it to Dragonflybooks@outlook.com
2. Send a brief bio (100 words or less)
3. Send relevant links on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc)
4. Leave a comment on this post. Use the #Dragonflybooks hashtag
5. Tag one friend who is not a writer in the comment.. One tagged friend will win a secondary prize of a dragonfly pendant.
6. Click on the dragonflybooks.com link below to actually enter the contest! It will take you the main page of the Dragonflybooks website where you will be able to enter your first name and your email address which will enter you into the contest and add you to our mailing list

http://www.dragonfly-books.org/contest.html

https://youtu.be/eQtjqD7zQWI

Coming Soon! New Releases!

Dragonfly Books is pleased to announce the coming release of two books from author Adam C. Mitchell; The Lost Angel and The Queen and the Viper.

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The Lost Angel

Eddy Kovakx robs the Lost Angel, Central City’s newest night club, owned by Victor Renetti. Pulling off the job was the easy part. Now on the run with his partner’s broad, the sultry Kimmie Saint Clair, he also has an unstoppable PI on his case. Jack Malone is in hot pursuit thanks to the sadistic mobster Victor, putting a price on Eddy’s head. Can Eddy and Kimmie get away with the money and their lives? Will Jack Malone get his mark? Danger, mystery, and adventure in this noir thriller.


Reviews

5  Stars Well-Written Crime Story Following Eddy, our Dynamic Anti-Hero

…  an excellent job writing a thrilling and engaging crime drama.

But if my biggest complaint is that I’m dying for more … I guess that’s a good thing, isn’t it?

By  Jon Osterman


 5 stars A Very Good Gangster story

The Lost Angel could be an action movie as it never loses the pace.

In the end, the surprise comes.
The entire plot is clean and not difficult to follow. It’s a very good read.

By Luciana Correa



 queen and viperThe Queen and The Viper: Revised Edition

Policewoman Peggy Ellen has a secret – by night, she’s a caped vigilante, known as The Queen of Spades. Her city is crippled with crime, thanks to the notorious gang the House of Games.
When police Lieutenant Jack Malone, who’s also Peggy’s lover, gets too close to uncovering the truth behind this band of criminals, it’s up to The Queen of Spades to rescue him.
Can she save him in time, or will her rescue plans

fold like a house of cards?


Reviews

5-Stars  Highly Recommended By Jim Hart

In The Queen and The Viper Adam C. Mitchell proves once again that his character driven novels are packed with action from beginning to end. And that he has the great ability to stay true to the time period and the Noir style his writing flourishes in. Another five star read that you should enjoy as much as his previous novels. Highly recommended.



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Adam C. Mitchell on Amazon