Sunday, September 17, 2017


Hi all!

So...Halloween is approaching and if you know me, it's my favorite holiday (yes, even over Christmas!).

Darkness Within Ezine will be having a pre-halloween party on facebook on 10/29 so come join us!! We'll have games, trivia and prizes!

As for me, I'm still working my way through book 3 in my Immortal series and also looking for pictures for my Vampire Queen covers when I re-release them next year.

Hubby, his eldest daughter and I will be going to Universal Studios when she flies in at the end of the month and I LOVE Harry Potter so I've been on this low carb diet so I won't have a problem fitting on the rides. We went to Universal Studios Florida in 2010 (granted I was 100 lbs heavier) and I couldn't fit on the main Harry Potter ride. I was so embarrassed and bummed I missed the ride! So, I was determined to lose more weight for this trip to California! Well...I've been doing the diet for 2 weeks and only lost 6lbs and have been starving myself almost along with beating myself up for going over my carbs for the day. So, I decided to try to keep my diet as much as possible but not count carbs or exercise...just go with the flow. Hopefully that will work and I won't beat myself up for it not working fast enough.

Here's the rundown of our week:

Saturday 9/30 She's flying in around 2:30. Going to go see a magic show, eat at Ramsey's Burger's the go see Fremont street where I'm told is amazing.

Sunday 10/1: Rest day for her and I while hubby watches football.

Monday 10/2: Leave at 3am ish and drive to California for sight-seeing (USS Iowa, Long Beach hospital where hubby was born, Santa Monica Pier as I've just always wanted to see it) then head to the Air B&B. This is a huge surprise to her. Hubby's been rubbing it in every time he talks to her and she keeps guessing but hasn't been right yet...ha ha ha!

Tuesday 10/3: Go to Universal at 8am for early entry and go straight to Harry Potter land!!! Yay!

Wednesday 10/4: Rest day

Thursday 10/5: Daddy/Daughter night on Vegas strip (Nice restaurant, a show, etc). I get to stay home and rest.

Friday 10/6: Rest day & order pizza.

Saturday 10/7: Rest day and hubby will cook at home or go to Hibachi place as it's her favorite.

Sunday 10/8: She flies home.

Hubby has been texting her every day with the countdown. It's so cute AND she turns 21 on 9/20!!

Well, that's enough for now. If you have any ideas on what we should do on the rest days, please comment below.

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Jodie Pierce

Sunday, September 10, 2017


Hi all!

It's now fall and my all time favorite holiday, Halloween!!!! Did you guess it right? If you really know me you!

So, I decided to finish book 3 of my Immortal Series, Immortal Vultures and then move on to my previously traditionally published The Vampire Queen trilogy.

I don't know how many of you know but I Own/Run a paranormal/horror ezine called Darkness Within Ezine. You can see it here. For the upcoming holiday, I am running a rafflecopter contest for anyone who would like some free books. You can enter here. If you're interested in submitting some of your work or even take over your own article, there is a contact form on the website, write in to me and we can discuss things more in detail.

So, don't forget to enter the contest above, the website for more information and look for book 3, Immortal Vultures!

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Jodie Pierce

Sunday, August 20, 2017

What's next for choose.

Hi all!

So, books 1 & 2 are now available on Amazon, Smashwords and Draft2Digital!!! Yay!!!

I've started on book 3 and am moving along nicely.

I recently got my publishing rights to my first 4 books back from the original publisher. I know my first 2 books (of a trilogy, 4th book is paranormal erotica) need some work and they all need new covers which I will be making. My first book is The Vampire Queen and since I'm thevampirequeen1, I feel maybe I should work on book 1 and get it up to keep my brand going. However, in my Immortal series of 4 books, each book is left with a cliffhanger so I don't want the readers to have to wait very long and lose interest.

What do you all think? Please leave comments to advise. I look forward to hearing your opinions!

I'm also looking into getting my Immortal series put on Audiobooks so wish me luck! lol

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Jodie Pierce

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Book 2 Release Day!!!!

Hi all!!!

Well, today is the day for the release of the Immortal Series, book 2, Immortal Desires!!!

I'm so excited to be able to share this series with you!

I'm working on book 3 now and it's slowly coming along. Should be out in the next couple months. I already have the cover for the book done which was a great motivator. Here it is:

What do you think? Like the cover?

I just got the paperback copies of book 1 and 2 in my own little hands last Friday and was squealing like a little girl!

Hope you have enjoyed my Immortal series so far and don't forget, if you read it, please leave a review.

As for Darkness Within, keep your eyes peeled for some Halloween aspects to the October issue and possibly a Facebook event on 10/29 (Sunday).

Until then, keep checking back for more information!

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Jodie Pierce

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Immortal Series Book 2

Hi all!!!

Just wanted to give you an update on Book 2, Immortal Desires from the Immortal Series.

It is going to be released on 8/13 (my dad's birthday who passed a little over a year).

This is the book where Larissa and Lance come together as a couple and start slowly exploring each other sexually so while this is not an erotica book, it does have muted sex scenes and is a 18+ book. Also, they are on the run while trying to protect each other. Larissa decides she wants to be a vampire but there's never been a known case of a vampire/dragon shifter and Lance is nervous about doing it. After a short time of luxury with a companion coven leader, Larissa is taken off the grounds, leaving the others behind to figure out the how, who and why.

Here's a reminder of the cover:

Book 3 will be Immortal Vultures and follow the torture of Larissa and the return of Lance to his fathers castle but will he be able to save her in time? Will she be the same person coming out as she went in? Did his fathers Scientists get to her and hurt her? All this is unbearable to Lance. All he wants in the world is to marry her and have their own coven one day in hopes of uniting the vampire covens and dragon clans.

More next time! Until then...

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Jodie Pierce

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday feelings!

Hi all!

Well, this is going to be a somber post but based on my life (if any of you are interested keep reading), this weekend was rough for me emotionally.

Today marked the two month passing of my mom. I have many regrets with her and I just hope in the end, though she couldn't communicate, she knew she was loved, hubby and I took great care of her and that she received what she wanted most at the be with her husband of 51 years in heaven.

This leads me to Saturday. I was a crying, sobbing mess all day! I'd lost my best friend in my dad who'd passed one year ago but it felt like yesterday. For the last year or so of his life, we did so much together and he taught me a lot! It felt like there I was, sitting at his bedside, holding his cold hand as I watched his heart monitor slowly go down to zero where I'd lose him for forever. I would have to say that was the hardest day of my life. My only consolation was that he was no longer in pain.

So, while my mom had 51 years with him, I'd had 41 years with him in my life and I was truly a 'daddy's girl'. When he was no longer comfortable driving, I was there to take him wherever he needed/wanted to go. We spent precious time in his garage where he secretly smoked cigarettes (mom didn't know) and we talked about anything and everything. He showed me how to use tools and equipment (saws, working with wood, painting, etc). He always made sure I had what I needed and even slipped me a $20 bill from time to time when he could.

For the last seven months of his life, hubby and I lived in his basement so I was there to help care for him and mom (dementia). We would go 'shopping' together which meant he got to get out of the house, would give me his list and money and then sit in the car and smoke while I ran into the He was and always had been a character with the jokes he told (that he'd been telling the same ones I heard all my life) and he would just make people laugh which was his goal.

Through four colostomy bags, stomach surgery with mesh and a woundvac for a while, he still got outside and planted things, pulled weeds and puttered around though he was allergic to the sun. He always wore a long sleeve shirt and hat in an attempt to protect his skin. He'd been in and out of the hospital for various reasons.

The day he passed, he'd went into surgery for a routine debridement of a spot on his back. In recovery he suffered a heart attack and was down for over 20 minutes. He was taken up to ICU where he continued to have heart attack after heart attack as I stood in the hall sobbing hysterically every time the alarms went off...knowing I was losing him. He was on a ventilator and a doctor came in and told me he had a punctured lung which they could go in and fix. We'd discussed this as a family and we agreed that if we were only being kept alive by machines then we were to pull the plug. I asked the doctor if he thought dad was brain dead and he said most likely. I told him to stop everything and just let him go.

As humans, that's the last thing we want ts to let our loved ones 'go' but I think that's selfish to make them hold on and suffer because I can't bare the thought of letting him go. Near the end, I stroked his hair and told him it was okay for him to go and be with his parents (one of whom he'd never met).

After he passed and I got home, mom was waiting for an update as she couldn't physically walk through the hospital to see him so she was anxious as I hadn't returned her calls. When I told her what had happened, she almost slid out of her chair with a 'WHAT!?'. I sobbed and said I was sorry over and over and felt like I let everyone down. Later she told me I made the right decision but it sure didn't feel like the right decision as that moment.

After that, mom was a mess so I went into survival mode. I handled all the phone calls, final arrangements, etc. I'd always told hubby that when my dad passed, I'd be a mess and I'd need him to step up and help mom. Well, I think I didn't really get that period of time to properly grieve so a year later I'm a mess!

Just after he passed, on the suggestion of a close friend, I wrote letters to him in my journal but when we moved in November from Ohio to Nevada, I kinda got out of the habit. After speaking with my current therapist, who had no knowledge of my journal letters, asked me what my plans for the day were. I said I was just going to lay in bed and cry. She suggested I write a handwritten letter to dad...but what should I say? We shared so much in life together, through good times and bad that I didn't really know what to put in the letter. I finally was able to write one but it was morbid.

Hubby tried to console me but I needed way more than that! I needed my daddy back! I felt like my heart had shattered into two for hubby and one for dad which was slowly turning black and dying inside my body. How was I expected to just 'get over it'? Everyone afterwards kept telling me that with time it would get easier. Well, after a year, if was just as hard if not harder than that day so people tell you what you want to hear (my conclusion). I missed him more than anything in my life (the loss of my home, the repo of my car, loss of job, etc) and there was nothing I or anyone could do to make it better, even at least just a little better.

So, I lit a candle for him, looked through some pictures of him and sobbed.

Sorry for the morbid, long post. I didn't plan on it being this long, it just turned out that way. Thanks for taking the time to read this and next Sunday's post will be about the release of book 2 of my Immortal Series which is going to be released on my dad's birthday, 8/13 to honor his memory. Can't wait for you all to read the series. Book 1, Immortal Heirs is already available on Amazon, Smashwords and Draft2digital so go check it out because the books need to be read in order to understand what's going on.

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Jodie Pierce

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Vampire Queen Trilogy

Hi all!

I just wanted to let you all know why my Vampire Queen Trilogy is no longer available on Amazon.

A new publisher (Caliburn) came in and took over Eternal Press who had published my book previously but was having some difficulties at the end so they sold the company.

My contracts on my books were up and after much disagreement, the rights to my books were given back to me but I cannot use the original covers as they belong to the publisher.

So, after my Immortal Series, I am going to go over my Vampire Queen Trilogy, book by book and re-vamp (yes, pun intended) them and give them new covers before putting them back up on Amazon and hope they won't give me any problems.

Condemned by a Vampire also falls into the above category but that will be my last project. I've found I really enjoy making covers and if I get some done before the books, I'll post them on here for you all to see.

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Jodie Pierce