April 30, 2016

ONLY YOU First Two Chapters

ONLY YOU Bachelor Brotherhood #1 eBook June 14, 2016 print book October 25, 2016 Amazon iBooks Nook Kobo Google Play Goodreads If you loved The Wedding Pact series, you’ll love my new Bachelor Brotherhood series. Megan’s brother Kevin kicks the series off when he decides not to reenlist in the Marines and comes back home to Blue Springs, MO. There’s lots of Megan, Nicole (Kevin and Megan’s mother, AKA Knickers) Libby, and Gram! I had a lot of fun with this book and I can’t wait for you to read it!       Chapter One “This place is a piece of shit.” Kevin Vandemeer stood in the front yard of the two-bedroom home he’d purchased sight unseen, running his hand over his head. “Well, of course it is,” his sister, Megan, said. He turned to her, his mouth dropping open. “You purposely found me a piece-of-shit house? I know I was an asshole when we were kids, but this seems excessive for payback.” She shook her head in annoyance. “Stop being a drama queen. You said you wanted a flip house. This is a house to flip.” “That I could live in.” He punctuated the last two words with his […]
April 5, 2016

Replica Release Day!

REPLICA THE BLOOD BORNE SERIES, BOOK 2 RELEASE DATE: APRIL 5, 2016 Amazon iBooks Barnes & Noble Kobo From NYT and USAT bestselling authors Denise Grover Swank and Shannon Mayer comes the thrilling sequel to “Recombinant” . . . When the sun rises, the nightmares are supposed to fade . . . this time, they don’t. An expose’ on the dangerous experiments Rachel and Lea uncovered with the Asclepius project turns the world against them. Except for a single man who claims he knows about a hidden plan to complete what was started with Asclepius. Faced with complications they could never have foreseen, and hunted by new and terrifying factions, once more they are in a race against time. With a new set of clues to decipher. A werewolf who claims he’s their friend. And a Cazador . . . that isn’t supposed to exist. This time either the two strong willed women will finally learn to trust one another . . . or end up watching one another die.
April 4, 2016

Preorder One Paris Summer and Get a Swag Pack!

I have several new releases, all within a few months of one another, but want you all to know how much I LOVE One Paris Summer. Purchase Links: iBooks | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Google Play When my daughter turned sixteen, I took her to Paris to fulfill a dream we both shared–visiting Paris. I had wanted to visit Paris since my high school freshman French class, and my daughter wanted to go after falling in love with Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. While we were there, a story started appearing in my head. A girl who spent the summer in Paris and found her first love. I’ll be honest–I sat on the story for a couple of years, but when I mentioned the idea to my agent, he told me he wanted to try to sell it to a traditional publisher. It took me over a year to finally write the partial I had promised him, but once we had it out on submission, we had an offer within a a couple of months. I love this story–did I mention that? One of the reasons I wrote this book was for my daughters (currently ages […]
March 15, 2016

My love for Center Stage…and a few other things

Today is release day for Center Stage, the first book of my new Magnolia Steele Mystery series. iBooks Amazon Kobo Nook Google Play Goodreads I love this book, but I REALLY love this character. Magnolia quickly wormed her way into my heart. The story is set in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville. I lived there for three years and I absolutely loved it there. Beautiful landscape and some of the genuinely nicest people I’ve ever met. While Franklin is a lot more sophisticated than Henryetta, Arkansas, the fictional town that is the setting for my Rose Gardner Mystery series, it still has a lot of heart. It’s definitely one of my favorite places. Still,  those of you who read my books know it’s all about the characters for me. Magnolia easily ranks as one of my favorites, but this book is packed with other characters who  have captured my heart. There were two surprise characters–neither of them in my rough synopsis for the book–but once they landed on the page (or my computer screen, as the case may be) I KNEW they had to stay. I quickly worked things around to make them fit seamlessly into the overall story […]
February 29, 2016

Read the First Eight Chapters of Center Stage for FREE

Only two weeks until the release of CENTER STAGE and I’m so excited that I’m letting you get a sneak peek at the first eight chapters!!! Also there’s been such a great response to the bookmark giveaway that I’ve decided to extend it to ANOTHER 1000 bookmarks! Just send proof of your preorder of CENTER STAGE and your physical address to Jamie@dgswank.com.   FIRST EIGHT CHAPTERS–Free! Available now iBooks Amazon Amazon UK Kobo Nook CENTER STAGE (full book) March 17, 2016 iBooks Amazon (all sites) Kobo Nook Google Play: (Coming Soon) Goodreads   Ten years ago, Magnolia Steele fled Franklin, Tennessee after an incident that left her with hazy memories and a horror of the place where she had been born and bred. Though her abrupt departure destroyed most of her treasured relationships, she vowed never to return . . . until she has no choice. When Magnolia’s breakout acting role in a Broadway musical ends in disgrace, there’s only one place she can go. She finds herself on her momma’s porch, suitcase in hand. Drama follows Magnolia around like a long lost friend. She reluctantly agrees to help her momma’s catering company at a party for a country music star, […]
January 24, 2016

A Business Plan for Indie Authors–Part Three

****This post was originally published on The Writer’s Guide to ePublishing on October 7, 2012**** This is the third part of a three part series on MY business plan as a self-published author. Just remember, what works for me, or is important to me, may not work for you. My hope is if you are a self-published author, this will make you think more about the business part of your career. The first part covers the Table of contents, the business description, and the business ownership and location. Go here to read Part One. Part Two covers what my products are, my pricing strategy, and my financial plan. **** 6. Production Schedule and Writing Plans I’ve already mentioned that I think it’s important to schedule the writing and release of my books. I schedule my developmental and copy editors months in advance and I base those dates off of my production schedule.  Otherwise it would be a guessing game.  As of September, I have my developmental editor booked out to September 2013. In my business plan, I listed every book I planned to write, and the schedule I planned to follow. Production Schedule Sacrifice: Developmental edits return on Wednesday, January 4 […]