In the Arms of Stone Angels Now in Audio!
The talented award-winning voice actor, Michelle Ann Dunphy, gives a stunning and emotional performance in this 8 hour 48 minute unabridged Audible recording of In the Arms of Stone Angels, Jordan Dane's debut YA. Her performance is a reminder of how special audio books can be. Check out more information at this LINK.
My first anthology of short stories—SEX, DEATH & MOIST TOWELETTES—will be available late May 2012. Do you think the title is too subtle? There will be a mix of stories in this eBOOK ONLY offering, from crime fiction noir to paranormal, with my brand of dark humor. To read the individual story summaries and learn more, visit the Short Stories page.
As a teaser for anyone not familiar with my adult paranormal writing, I'm releasing DARK KISS as a single short story from the e-book anthology for a discounted price. To learn more, visit the Short Stories page.
New YA Series Coming This Year!
Sold a new YA series to Harlequin Teen called THE HUNTED. INDIGO AWAKENING (Book #1) is set for release in Fall 2012 and CRYSTAL STORM in 2013 TBA. A fanatical church secretly hunts psychic kids—gifted "Indigo" teens feared to be the next evolution of mankind—for reasons only "the Believers" know.
"NO ONE" Series Limited Time Digital Offer!
My "NO ONE" series (3 books as digital ebooks) is being offered for $.99 each by HarperCollins for a limited time in February 2012—NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM (Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2008), NO ONE LEFT TO TELL (RT Top Pick), & NO ONE LIVES FOREVER (RT Top Pick & Best Intrigue Novel nominee 2008). NO ONE should miss out. These digital offerings are available wherever electronic books are sold, including your favorite Indy store.
2009 National Readers Choice WINNER!
Yay!!! Evil Without A Face won the mainstream category of the National Readers Choice Award (NRCA). Reader judges from all over the country scored the entries. It is a real honor to win in such a unique contest. Special thanks to the contest coordinators, judges, and readers.
First Young Adult Novel Sold in a Two-Book Deal
I was thrilled to sell my first Young Adult novel to Harlequin Teen. Executive editor Mary-Theresa Hussey bought In the Arms of Stone Angels in a two-book deal with the second book to be named and defined later. In the Arms of Stone Angels is an edgy YA suspense book about a dark and angry 16-year old girl dealing with the aftermath of being the only witness to the murder of a young girl three years ago. She's forced to return to the small town where it happened and face people who believe she is as guilty as the half-breed Native American boy who was found at the scenea boy now locked away in a mental hospital, trapped in his past as she is. This book is set in Oklahoma and librarian Susan Johnson of the Sapulpa library helped me research the Euchee tribe, featured in the book. She's in charge of the Native American Collection at the library. Thanks, Susan.
More Sweet JusticeAnother Sale to Avon
In a continuation of the Sweet Justice series, Avon Books has bought book #4 Reckoning for the Dead, anticipated for release in 2011. Bounty hunter Jessie Beckett's past casts a dark shadow over her future when her DNA turns up as part of a cold case in Wisconsinevidence in a murder investigation that was committed before Jessie was abducted by an infamous serial pedophile in Illinois when she was only a child. The evidence forces her to deal with her dark past and the tainted memory of a mother she never knew. This book will also involve Alexa Marlowe who becomes embroiled in the mysterious disappearance of her boss, Garrett Wheeler, leader of the covert vigilante group she works for, the Sentinels. There's plenty of conspiracy in this book to fuel the series. Stay tuned.
My New Book Trailer
Bounty hunter Jessie Beckett lets her Colt Python do all her talking. And she gives Lady Justice a whole new reason to wear blinders in THE WRONG SIDE OF DEAD (Nov 09). The talented filmmaker John Schimke of NovelShoutMedia created this amazing trailer and I couldn't be more thrilled. John is a rising star in the film industry and is branching out into book trailers. Check out his website.
Double The Fun!
I was really excited to hear that NO ONE LIVES FOREVER was a finalist in the Mainstream Category of the Daphne Du Maurier Contest, hosted by the RWA Kiss of Death (KOD) online Mystery/Suspense chapter. And NO ONE LEFT TO TELL was also a finalist in the Single-title category. A double final!! Winners will be announced in July 2009 at RWA nationals in Washington DC. A HUGE awards event is put on by KOD with a Death by Chocolate party to start the celebration. Chocolate and awards. What's not to love?! There is stiff competition in these categories, with many of the other authors being friends, but it is truly an honor just to be in their esteemed company. I feel like a winner already... even without the chocolate.
The Final German Book Cover for the "No One" SeriesAssassin
I'm thrilled to share another great German book cover, the German translation of NO ONE LIVES FOREVER. My German publisher, Blanvalet, is part of the prestigious Random House and they've added another great titleAssassinwhich describes one of the main characters in this book, my woman body guard/assassin, Jasmine Lee. I love the visceral reaction that I get from all these covers. Assassin is set for release in Nov 2009 and is available for pre-sale at Amazon.de.
Assassin, Denn niemand lebt fuer immer (Broschiert)
Interview with my Editor on BlogTalkRadio
I was thrilled to be interviewed by my amazing editor at Avon Books, Lucia Macro. She's an executive editor with Avon/HarperCollins and we are discussing my February 2009 release, EVIL WITHOUT A FACE. Come listen!
2008 National Readers Choice Award
My debut book NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM is a finalist in the 2008 National Readers Choice Award for Best First Book. The NRCA is a unique contest where readers from all 50 states vote on their favorite books. I was thrilled to hear about my nomination. Winners will be decided in July.
Debut Series Sold Into Japan!
Great News! What a way to start 2009! Avon has secured foreign rights sales to Oakla Publishing. This prestigious publisher covers a broad list of genres in Japan, especially comics and magazines. All three books in my first series will be translated into Japanese. I'm very excited to be part of this great publishing house.
Another Great German Book CoverNight Hunter
I'm thrilled to share my German book cover, the German translation of NO ONE LEFT TO TELL. My German publisher, Blanvalet, is a notable division of the prestigious Random House and they added another great titleNight Hunter. I love this cover too. The book is set for release in Sept 2009 and is available for pre-sale at Amazon.de.
Night HunterUnd fuer immer wirst du schweigen (Broschiert)
NO ONE LIVES FOREVER Named Nominee for Best Romantic Intrigue Novel of 2008
What an honor to be recognized by Romantic Times Bookreviews Magazine! NO ONE LIVES FOREVER is the third book in my debut series and is the sequel to NO ONE LEFT TO TELL, where the story all started.
NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM is Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2008
I was thrilled to learn that NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM was announced as the Best Book of the Year for 2008Mass Market Category. My novel was one of five selected by this prestigious national reviewer (with only two debut books on this list) and I'm in great company. Check out this link for all the authors chosen and below is what PW had to say.
Best Book of the Year 2008Mass Market Paperback
"Dane crafts this debut murder mystery with tight plotting and smooth prose, and adds a few sparks to create a story that appeals to mainstream thriller readers as well as romantic suspense fans.
A Podcast Memory from New York City & Thrillerfest 2008
As a new author, I was thoroughly excited to participate in a podcast with the great thriller authors from HarperCollinsJames Rollins, Kathryn Fox, Sarah Langan, Vicki Petterssen, and yours truly. Needless to say, I was a little star struck but we shared some laughs as we talked about writing and the mass-market paperback book.
The background noise you will hear a little later in the broadcast came from the growing crowd from Thrillerfest held in New York City, an amazing conference that brings readers and authors together. But the crowd was hard to filter out. They hadn't had their coffee yet.
Great New Book Endorsements from NYT Bestselling Authors
It never ceases to amaze me how generous other authors are in this industry. And I've gotten great responses from authors to "blurb" or endorse my next releaseEvil Without a Face. Two authors I greatly admire consented and I've included an advance sneak peek of their endorsements.
"Jordan Dane's EVIL WITHOUT A FACE is one WOW! of a book. Non-stop action, hold-your-breath suspense, and terrific characters who made it all realwhat more could you ask? I can not wait to have the next Jordan Dane in my hot little hands."
Mariah StewartNew York Times Bestseller
"Jordan Dane is a gifted storyteller whose talent shines on every page. EVIL WITHOUT A FACE is intense, nonstop romantic suspense. Impossible to put down!"
Carla NeggersNew York Times Bestseller
My German Book CoverShadow Killer
I¹m thrilled to share my German book cover, the German translation of NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM. My German publisher, Blanvalet, is a notable division of the prestigious Random House and they added the sensational title of Shadow Killer. I love this cover. The book is set for release in March 2009 and is available for pre-sale at Amazon.de now.
ShadowkillerUnd niemand hört deinen Schrei (Broschiert)
Book Club News
GREAT NEWS! Bertelsmann Direct North America has bought Jordan Dane's 3-book debut seriesNO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM, NO ONE LEFT TO TELL, and NO ONE LIVES FOREVERas featured alternates in the Doubleday, Mystery Guild and the Rhapsody Book Clubs. Every year, they evaluate over twenty thousand manuscripts from publishers and select two thousand or so for use in their various clubs.
Jordan's books will be printed in hardcover for exclusive distribution to club members. And her debut series will be promoted in a club magazine containing book reviews, exclusive features, and special promotions. These clubs offer a vast selection of the latest in best selling novels that include mysteries, thrillers, suspense, romance and other genres.
"No One" Series Has A Face
And Back To Back Never Looked So GoodJudging a book by its cover is not normally the thing to do, but with the beautiful stepback covers Avon has designed for this series, I'd say go right ahead. Click on the link below the covers on each book page (NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM, NO ONE LEFT TO TELL, and NO ONE LIVES FOREVER) to catch a look at the inside artwork. And seeing the foil covers in your hands is even better. Trust me.
Audio Rights SOLDCan You Hear Me Now?
GREAT NEWS! Blackstone Audio has secured the unabridged retail and library audio rights (including digital audio) for author Jordan Dane's No One Heard Her Scream (Avon release April 2008) and No One Left to Tell (Avon release May 2008) for the U.S. and Canada.
My First Review
I've never gotten a professional review of my work, so as you might imagine, I was sweating itespecially Publishers Weekly. They are big and the publishing industry is very much aware of their review presence. But I received my PW review this weekend and I couldn't be more thrilled to be compared to the likes of some of my favorite authorsLisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner and Tami Hoag. And I wanted to share the good news with you, my friends.
Publishers Weekly, 12/10/2007
No One Heard Her Scream
Jordan Dane. Avon, $6.99 (384p) ISBN 978-0-06-125278-5
"...a dynamite debut... Dane's smooth style, believable characters and intense pacing will remind readers of Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner and Tami Hoag. While Dane's debut is being marketed as romantic suspense, it crosses over into plain thriller country: the tight plotting and the male characters are exceptional, bad guys and good."
Jordan has been a firm believer in the talent of her website designer Madeira James at xuni.com so she entered a website contest and GREAT NEWS!
JD's website WON the 2007 Silver Rose Award for Website Excellence (Professionally Created Category) sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Rose chapter of the Romance Writers of America. The focus of this unique contest is on promotion. Each site was judged on effectiveness as a marketing tool, ease of navigation, aesthetics, and creative use of design technique. Winners were announced in December 2007.
Special thanks to the judges and contest coordinators at RWA's Sacramento Valley Rose chapter.
Ah, they say you never forget your first and I'm here to tell you that's exactly right.
The International Thriller Writers have adopted a Debut Authors Program affectionately known as "First Kill", just another great benefit to being an ITW member. "Virgin" authors get one chance at launching their debut book, because once the ship sails, it is gone, baby. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the maiden voyage of First Kill.
Under the guidance of talented New York Times bestseller Lee Child, the ITW Debut Authors Program provides a forum for mutual support and expert help for first time authors from published ITW members. It also offers the opportunity for extra exposure on the ITW website's Debut Author Page, at national conferences, and during ITW's own ThrillerFest conference.
And come check out our newly minted First Kill blogs at Crimespace and MySpace. Plus, ITW has generously provided a Debut Authors page on their website to showcase the program and its authors.
First Foreign Sale
Great News! Avon has secured my first foreign rights sale to Blanvalet, a division of Random House. All three books in my first series will be translated into German to be published abroad by this fantastic house. Sprechen Sie Deutsch? (My husband thinks this is an early indication his next car should be a BMW. What a guy!)
Novels Available for Sale
All three of Jordan's novels are now available for sale through Amazon.com and other retailers:
No One Heard Her Scream
No One Left to Tell
No One Lives Forever
Another 3-Book Series Sold
Jordan Dane sold another 3-book series to Avon HarperCollins, negotiated by literary agent Meredith Bernstein. A good deal! No release dates or book titles as yet. Stay tuned. More to come!
An illusive web of imposters on the Internet lures a deluded teen from her Alaskan home and launches a chain reaction collision course with an unlikely tangle of heroes. This is the initial driver to a new 3-book series from suspense author Jordan Dane and Avon HarperCollins. With an international setting, these romantic thrillers will focus on the lives and loves of three women—a bounty hunter operating outside the law, an ambitious vice cop, and a former international operative with a mysterious past.
Want to learn more about Jordan and the shadowy world that keeps her up nights? Check out these interviews:
On September 13, 2007, host Jacqueline Sue interviewed JD on Internet Voices Radio. With October being Domestic Violence Awareness month, Jackie Sue featured JD as an author whose work moves toward the elimination of violence against women. Highlighting her strong female characters, Jordan talks about her first 3-book series with Avon in 2008 and her book research on topics such as online predators (the new 'hunting' ground) and human trafficking (the modern day slave trade).
On August 1, 2007, Host Lillian Caldwell interviewed JD on Internet Voices Radio about her upcoming 2008 Avon book releases.
Jordan's First Author InterviewFeb '07: Edmond Sun Newspaper
First Sale Announcement
Jordan Dane sold a three-book deal in auction to Avon with back to back release dates set for April-June 2008. Acquiring editor Lucia Macro is planning a marketing effort behind the releases. Best selling author Sharon Sala generously opened some very big doors for Jordan after she read No One Heard Her Scream as part of the OK RWA Finish the Book Incentive Program. Sharon is an amazing woman.
And another shining star, literary agent Meredith Bernstein, walked through Sharon's open door. With Meredith's super human powers, she can leap tall buildings in a single bound wearing Manolo Blahnik shoes and Prada. A very nice deal!
No One Heard Her ScreamApril 2008
No One Left to TellMay 2008
No One Lives ForeverJune 2008
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