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THE VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR (now with prize pics)

Jackson’s roller-coaster love story will leave the reader both thoroughly sated and hungry for more--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

I am doing a 16 city tour—click here to see if one of those cities is yours. I’d love to meet you in the human-person. But if I am not going to be near you, The Alabama Booksmith—an amazing Independent bookstore— is hosting a Virtual Book Tour. You order your copies of SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY, and I sign them on the very day of the release; these will be some of the very first copies signed. I try to make it fun for those saints and angels who participate.

First, you get a signed first edition, first printing of a book I am proud of, that I think you will enjoy. Not just me – the early reviews have been great.

I will also personalize it any way you like. I mean this literally. On a Virtual Book Tours past I have written, “For Jennifer, my only inspiration, my dearest hope, my perfect muse” and “For Donna, Lok’tar ogar!” which I am given to understand means “victory or death” — in orcish.

Second, I always have fun prize drawings for art objects that somehow resonate with the book. Here are the prizes for the SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY TOUR.

Cover Art Earrings (two winners) — Early in SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY, an origami crane saves about half a dozen lives. Yes, in this book, destiny can hinge on something as flimsy and whimsical as a flappy paper toy.

While I was writing the book, I saw pretty crystal and origami crane earrings by Helen Rule at a local art fest. My husband had a wonderful idea; he sent Helen SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY’s gorgeous cover art and commissioned these:

INTO THE STORM art print (two winners) This picture is crazy great—here is the artist describing her process:

These are collaborative paintings by my 4-year old daughter and me. I start by quietly drawing a vintage, retro head (which I love doing). Next step: My daughter (who LOVES to draw) hastily snatches my sketchbook from me and draws a body and sometimes additional characters. Later, I go back and add highlights and details in acrylic paint, colored ballpoint pen, and marker. Together, they create a beautiful collaboration…as well as an exercise in patience (on both our parts).

I saw INTO THE STORM and lost my breath because it is a picture of Bridget, an important character in SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY. Clearly the artist looked directly into my brain and saw Bridget, and then her daughter turned Bridget into a bird flying up up up into the blue rain which is thematically perfect on about a thousand levels.

Winners can choose from a 13 X 16 gallery quality giclée print, a tote bag, a T shirt, or a set of 10 boxed notecards.

MY OWN MIRACULOUS audio Download Codes (two winners) Download a free audio version of an original short story (novella length) about all the ways we are pushed, blinking and afraid, into glorious new ways of loving. It’s a prequel to Someone Else’s Love Story, told by one of the narrators. I did the reading.

Also, for every 20 copies of SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY ordered, I will add another code for a free download of the MY OWN MIRACULOUS ebook version.

And there you have it! I hope to see you on one of my real physical tour stops (click this link for the schedule), but if not, then you can Participate in the virtual one HERE.

From NYT bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson, an e-original short story that gives a fierce and funny character from SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY a stand-alone adventure all her own...

2 comments to THE VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR (now with prize pics)

  • I’m SOOOO EXCITED!!! I’ve been peer-pressuring my friends to into reading your stuff again. I’ve created several fans so my techniques seem to be working.

  • Jessica (the celt)

    Oh my goodness! I love that artist’s work with her daughter. I saw her awhile back somewhere else on line and fell in love with their interpretations of each other’s work. Her post on originally thinking, “No this is my special paper,” really made me stop and think about what I grab as “mine, mine, mine” that could probably be made better if I let others in. More things with feathers and onward, ho!