Writing Updates!

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Happy October by the way, and it’s my favorite month since I turn 28 this week. It’s hard to believe I’m that old at times. I graduated college in December, and got a full time job it’s retail though. Still something and it can take time for my books to take off and even find a better career. I hope to release the first Scarlet book by the end of the month, and it’s close to being done. Just need to put some details in, and in doing so book 2 has to be reworked. The Killer Contract Agency is introduced in book 1 now, and stuff will be explained more in book 2. I also have more plans for other series in the works, and I want to write books for the rest of my life. I have finally came closer to finishing then I have in a while, and I hope to publish more books. Besides books I also play video games and record gameplay for them too. I love video games. I play role playing games, horror, simulation, and even hidden object ones.

I created a Discord account, Twitch, Mixer, and I’m trying to publish more MRE videos on my Author channel. Here are all the links:
Twitter: @jdsamuels25
Facebook Fan Page:https://www.facebook.com/authorjessicasamuels
The Facebook Group to discuss my books and ask me questions about them: on.fb.me/1QgNlWc
My Youtube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn2LUoqPcFHmkV3pQFVFFDQ
My game channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI3Ymy1sVC1SYeRYvalbJWQ
Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/wolfdreamer25
Mixer: https://mixer.com/Wolfdreamer25
Discord: Wolfdreamer25#0802

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Youtube and my journey:

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I started my Youtube channel in 2012, and my first video was me recording my guinea pig eating at the time. I didn’t post an intro video till 2014, and that is when I’ve been more active on Youtube. I didn’t come up with a consistent schedule either. And to this day I have 56 subscribers not that much. And lately I’ve been doing so much research that I want to film more videos, and become successful with it since I love gaming I created a gaming channel. I made a Youtube banner, and even created a logo with the logo making software. So far I’ve filmed 68 videos about my books, author stuff, and I was even in the Giant Authortube Collab last summer! I first started out with my HP laptop, and used the webcam built in. I used the program Youcam to film videos, and adjusted everything. I upgraded to a Logitech Webcam, and I still use Youcam to record. I put all the footage in Cyberlink Powerdirector, and then upload it to Youtube once it’s an MP4 video. I even got a gaming headset for my gaming channel videos, and got the program Bandicam to record gameplay. Of course, if you have Steam and use a controller it allows you to record gameplay by just hitting the middle button on the controller.

 

Here is the link to the  gaming channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI3Ymy1sVC1SYeRYvalbJWQ

 

Intro Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGwv5JXFgqQ

 

I also completed my first walkthrough for Haunted Halls and finished the game, and added it to a playlist here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuS5IxmADTI_kVo9tOxmzwiZO-G-KMEjE

 

My Youtube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn2LUoqPcFHmkV3pQFVFFDQ

 

I will add more videos to both channels, and upload more regularly. I am planning on talking about the journey to publication and the self-publishing process on my author channel as well as doing videos on my favorite books. I also plan on filming more hidden object game walkthroughs for my gaming channel.

 

The Killer Contract Agency is republished, and I’m almost done with the rough draft on AngelWitch.

 

I’ll keep you updated on everything since school is over. I might even talk about my college experience too on my authortube channel.

 

Until next time,

Wolfdreamer25

News and Updates!

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School is starting Thursday, and I’ll be part of VCU’s Ipad Journal project which will be exciting. I’ll be help cover the election, and in December I will be graduating VCU with a Bachelors in Mass Communication for Print/Online Journalism.

As for book news I hope to republish The Killer Contract Agency soon, and in the meantime working on finishing the rough draft of AngelWitch. The summer was kind of boring since I spent most of it working and/or depressed. Now it’s a different story and I’ll be ready to tackle my last semester. I’ll be posting the links to my journalism stories on the Journalism tab of my website. It will be interesting too!

 

Until next time,

Jess

Updates for October…

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It has been sometime since I’ve posted an update, and this is what I’ve been up to. I go to school Monday-Thursday and work Friday-Sunday which is keeping me busy…Not that I’ll be busy for long since I don’t have that much longer till this semester is over. My last day is December 8th…I can’t wait since I don’t like going to school 4 days in a row, and next semester is one class only. I’ll of course have to find an internship before I graduate next fall. No worries there since I need to step it up. I’ve been working on Tales From Behind the Counter and AngelWitch the most since I need to get those out soon. I plan on having a 6 book series for AngelWitch, and it will be self explanatory when AngelWitch comes out why it will be six books. Of course this year I want to attempt National Novel Writing Month again, and use the book A Witchy Beginning which will be set in college instead of high school. I want to include elements from The Killer Contract Agency in  it, and it will tell you what happens after Salina and Carter took over. You’ll even get to see it play out differently and I can’t wait. All my books are going to involve soulmates since I believe there is someone for everyone. I read a lot too lately and I can’t wait till school is over since I want to write full time instead of work retail which will be a goal of mine. I’m also going to be trying out Kindle Select for the first time since sales aren’t good for me with other outlets. I have 90 days then I can go wide if I wish to. I just want to get through school to have more time to write, and I might want to try other things with the blog too. I just haven’t had time to do much, but once the holidays hit I can write, edit, and publish more…Just need to hang in there and get through school.

Until next time,

Wolfdreamer25

The Story Behind The Killer Contract Agency

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I’ve never told anyone the story before behind The Killer Contract Agency, and I should since it’s a story many people can relate to. I was bullied a lot in middle school and high school. They were awful to me making fun of my height, and gossiping about me behind my back. I hated it, and it made me so angry I wrote a story about me getting revenge on them. They made me that angry…I spent a ton of time writing it, and I had it with me during my yearbook class. A girl in school read it, and turned it in to the teacher. The teacher turned it into the counselor, and then I was called in the office. They had the vice principle, school psychologist, and even the cop too. They asked me about it, and I told them it was a work of fiction, and that I really don’t plan on hurting them at all. At the time I don’t even know where the bullies live much less would go out of my to do that. They told me why couldn’t I write about happier subjects. It was stupid too, and I wound up revising it some.
I made it to first person, and changed the story so it wouldn’t seem like she was a cold blooded killer. I added romance and some more stuff to make it work and then it was better then it was before more updated too. They also called my mom, and she told them that she was the one who told me to write it in the first place. I’m happy it’s over, and I look back on it and laugh. I see the same teacher and a part of me wishes to tell her about it, but then I don’t because it’s when I’m at work. A part of me will though, and high school was horrible for me. I know I’m not the only one who was bullied. It’s horrible and unfortunately it doesn’t stop after high school. The best way to deal with it is take the high road and ignore it, or you can find an insult horrible enough to make them leave you alone. I tried apologizing to a bully just to stop the drama and bullshit she was causing her reply, “Don’t waste your breath it’s not worth it.” Too bad I can’t make work bullies go away easily since I’ve been having issues with that I tried standing up for myself and unfortunately me getting frustrated leads to me crying since I can’t go off on them…It’s one reason why I can’t wait to stop working retail since it has more drama behind the scenes then a barrel of monkeys. I’ll show you what I mean in the book Tales from Behind the Counter.

Here is the description of it:

Salina Sinclaire is a Malian hunter, and after she is nearly burned alive by one she is contacted by The Killer Contract Agency. Wielding the powers of The Bracelet, and with her mentor Carter by her side she exacts her revenge by taking out the Malians responsible for her near death.
After dispatching a Malian something big is happening with the Agency, and Operatives are dying. Will she solve it before it’s too late? Or will she fail and the Agency as she knows it is destroyed?

An excerpt:
We left, and I headed to the records office to get the file of the bully that stole my ex-boyfriend, and tried to kill me; the one who tricks and kills humans for pleasure. Everything I’ve been doing lately led to this moment. Since her lackey was dead, it was time to stop her once and for all. Once she’s dead, my past can finally be laid to rest. But in my heart, I knew that I wasn’t just doing this for me. By killing her, I would be saving many human lives.
I hurried to the Records Room on the first floor with Carter by my side. I opened the door to the room, and Zack was sitting behind his desk.
“I need Laurice Wingfield’s file,” I said. Once it was finally in my hands, a thrill of excitement ran through my body. The manila folder was like the Holy Grail of missions. I was finally going to quench my thirst for revenge on her. And after this, I will be free of my contract. Then, I can go on with my life. I’m definitely taking a long vacation with Carter after this and will get plenty of much needed rest.
“Let’s go to my room, and we can plan the kill there,” I said to Carter. “This is the moment that I’ve been waiting for.”
“Your wish is my command,” Carter said as one corner of his lips curled into a smile. “This is your kill after all, and it will allow you to move on with your past. Not to mention, you’ll be saving the lives of many humans.” Then he placed his hands on my shoulders and looked into my eyes. “This isn’t just about revenge; it’s about saving people, too.”
I nodded, understanding. No matter what she did to me, the most important thing was that we were going to be saving many human lives.
We took the elevator to my room on the third floor. I sat on the bed with the file in my hand. This is it … the moment that I had been waiting for. I now get to know all her dirty little secrets. I opened it and flipped through the pages,
Name: Laurice Wingfield.
Age: 20
Type: Stormer; can control lightning, cause hurricanes and tornadoes. Volatile level: 5
Victims:
Emma Johnson, 19: Killed to alienate Salina Sinclare, but she really wanted Salina dead to prevent her from becoming an Agency operative. Laurice friended her after she found out that she was one of Salina’s good friends. Her body was found with a gunshot wound to the head. Jealousy played a big factor in her death. She didn’t want Salina to have any friends and was jealous of anyone close to her.
Roger Anderson, 18: Laurice used him to make Salina jealous with him, toying with his emotions. He was Salina’s ex-boyfriend, and Laurice slept with him in an effort to make Salina kill herself. Roger was a toy to Laurice. She used and abused him to get what she wanted.
The list of her victims went on and on until it finally came to me.

Salina Sinclaire, 18: Laurice tried to take everything away from her, like her boyfriend and best friend out of jealousy. But it failed, since she is still alive. Laurice placed mud in her locker, and tried to burn her alive in order to get rid of the last of the Sinclaire line.
After I told Carter what was in her file, he smiled. “You deserve your revenge on her since she killed the people that you care about. What is her address?” he asked as he looked over my shoulder and I told him. “That’s near where my ex-wife used to live.”
“You know where this is?” I asked. It was an address in Luxor. Carter nodded. “Let’s go take her out. I’ll drive.”
And here are the links to purchase it:
Amazon
Paperback: http://amzn.to/1W4fXRw
Kindle: http://amzn.to/1RAo2ys

Barnes and Noble:
Paperback:http://bit.ly/1PpEw6l
Nook:http://bit.ly/1PpEzig
Createspace link:
http://bit.ly/1ZiBmqj

Audiobook link:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Killer-Contract-Agency/dp/B01FM2VF6S/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_6?ie=UTF8&refRID=0DE8ZE7FJ31GYCRF7M1B

And if you love the book here is my social media links too:

Twitter: @jdsamuels25
Facebook Fan Page:https://www.facebook.com/authorjessicasamuels
Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/wolfdreamer25/
Instagram:https://instagram.com/jdsamuels25/
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Until next time,

Wolfdreamer25

The Killer Contract Agency Book Trailer

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School ended Thursday which means I can concentrate on writing, reading, and Youtube. It also means I have time to promote my new book and one of the things I did as a way of advertising it is I got a friend of mine to make me a book trailer. I don’t know how to make one so I got someone who knows how to create it. I loved the way it turned out, and I was trying to upload it here. WordPress does not seem to have a way to upload it to the book tag, and in turn I will post the link here:

It actually will upload the book if you provide a URL for it which is neat. It’s going to be a fun break since I’ll hopefully have more #Booktube videos, writing ones, and maybe a few MREMondays too!

Until next time,

Wolfdreamer25

 

The Killer Contract Agency is out!

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It’s finally out now the novel I’ve been working on for 4 years. After many starts and stops and rewrites it’s finally out now. I loved the work I put into it, and it’s way better then it used to be when I first started it. I loved working on it, and it shaped into an awesome novel too. It’s quite an accomplishment for me since several times I thought it would not be done in time, and then it was picked up by Write More Publications, and then the fun started since it led to cover reveals and a week long book blitz. I finally can say I loved making it, and I hope that I can keep writing and publishing more books too. I still have a lot more stories in store.
Here is the synopsis:
Salina Sinclaire is a Malian hunter, and after she is nearly burned alive by one she is contacted by The Killer Contract Agency. Wielding the powers of The Bracelet, and with her mentor Carter by her side she exacts her revenge by taking out the Malians responsible for her near death.

After dispatching a Malian something big is happening with the Agency, and Operatives are dying. Will she solve it before it’s too late? Or will she fail and the Agency as she knows it is destroyed?

Revenge is best served cold. The Killer Contract Agency. $2.99 on #kindle http://amzn.to/1NV8RJe

The paperback version of #TheKillerContractAgency link:http://bit.ly/1Q71pzh

It’s really exciting for it to be released and I hope you enjoy the book.
Until next time,

Wolfdreamer25