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The Mady Chronicles

Posted in Allure, Amazon, Chess With Agatha, Fantasy Novel, Film, I Died Once, Legends Productions, Mady's Storm, Web Series, White Jade, Writing on June 20, 2016 by darkjade68

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Believe it or nor, I am a Writer, though much of what you’ve seen posted lately on my

“The Written Word” Blog has been about my upcoming Web Series, “White Jade”

In 2011 I created this Blog as a ‘Creative Writing Stream Of Consciousness’, so to speak

And in 2012 I Self Published my First Book, which was a Short Book of Poetry, followed by my First Novella, which was “I Died Once”

“Winter, Lust And Wonder” (Poetry Book) @ Amazon

“I Died Once” @ Amazon

“I Died Once” was a story that just came to me chapter after chapter in the winter of 2011, and to my surprise, had some positive reviews.

Reviews

I’m Blown Away… Figuratively, by Something Literary

Kymlee’s Review

Terri Wachala

When I say to my surprise, what I mean is, I thought there would be some that liked it, some that didn’t… But for the most part, even people who weren’t really into this genre of story seemed to get something out of it.

As a writer, I was enthralled.

Later that year I gave away thousands of Free Digital Copies of it, just to get people familiar with my writing a bit.

On Amazon I got 4 Good Reviews, and 1 not good one, which to me, was better than I expected Amazon Reviews

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One thing I knew right away about ‘Mady’, was there was more to tell than just the first Novella, in which she was just 15 years old.

And so come the winter of 2012, I was at it again, and wrote the first draft of the follow up Novella, “Mady’s Storm”.

“Mady’s Storm” takes place 8 years later, and I won’t say any more than that, as I don’t want to give anything away about the original Novella, nor the followup one.

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Also during that time, as well as the spring of 2013, I wrote my first Fantasy Novel, “Chess With Agatha”.

Before touching “Mady’s Storm” again, I hired an Editor for “Chess With Agatha”, but found myself still wanting more than what was the finished product.

That’s when I brought on a second Writer & Editor, and she began helping me realize “Chess With Agatha’s” true potential…

But it became quickly apparent, that it was going to take a very long time for us to finish this revised version of “Chess With Agatha”, and so we sat it down.

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In 2015 I finally found a moment to pick “Mady’s Storm” back up, and had my “Chess With Agatha” Co-Writer/Editor do a quick Edit of it.

In December 2015 I finally Self Published “Mady’s Storm”, after a long ‘Mady’ hiatus.

Mady’s Storm @ Amazon

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In addition to the ‘Mady Chronicles’ (The First Two Novellas, plus future novellas), the “Chess With Agatha” Trilogy (Part of the second book is written as well), I also wrote two Vampire Novellas from what is called the ‘Allure’ Series.

The truth is, I have a lot of work to do as a Writer should I hope to make these series of books a reality… And though I’m currently working on my “White Jade” Web Series (Which I wrote as well), there is a part of me that longs to get back to my Books.

Nuff said,

Thanks for listening/reading

DARKJADE

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I Am Looking For Readers For My New Novella “Mady’s Storm”

Posted in Amazon, I Died Once, Mady's Storm, Novella, Self Publishing, Writing with tags , on January 16, 2016 by darkjade68

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I am looking for Readers (PDF Copy) of my New Novella, “Mady’s Storm”

“Mady’s Storm” is the follow up Novella to my First Novella, “I Died Once”,

which I Self Published in 2012

If you haven’t read the first Novella, I can send you that (PDF) as well, so that you will have a full

scope of the story

If Interested, Drop Me A Line @ jadeblue68@yahoo.com

Thanks for your Time and Interest

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Both Books Are Also Available @ Amazon.Com

“I Died Once”

“Mady’s Storm”

“Mady’s Storm” Prologue

Posted in Amazon, I Died Once, Mady's Storm, Novella, Self Publishing, Story, Writing with tags on January 9, 2016 by darkjade68

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I Thought I’d Share The Prologue Of My New Novella, “Mady’s Storm”

“Mady’s Storm” Is The Follow Up Novella To “I Died Once”, My First Novella, Which I Self Published In September 2012

Both Novellas Are Available @Amazon.Com

“I Died Once”

“Mady’s Storm”

I Hope You Enjoy This

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Mady’s Storm

A Novella

by James Mahoney

Prologue

Outside her father’s plantation, the African sky was raining relentlessly.

The lightning cracked loudly, whipping Mady awake, her sweat cold from the chill of the storm.

Her pure, black hair fanned as her eyes of deep blue hurriedly locked onto the old, wooden clock heavily sitting on her mantle.

In the strain of the blackness, only relieved by flashes of lightning, she was somehow able to see the late hour.

Breathing deeply, Mady fluidly moved off the bed, her slim, 23 year old body fit loosely in her white nightgown went all the way down to her ankles.

Walking toward the living room her mind wandered to thoughts of her father.

Her father…

“He just hasn’t been himself lately, no, he seems tired, and… weak.”

Mady did her best to not think of it.

She and her father had spent the last eight years together, and became quite close, remarkably close, surprisingly.

She was able to light an oil lamp, as she made her way to the living room.

Her father sat in his chair before a great fire, as he often did at night.

“She’s a beaut,” spoke her father sensing Mady’s approach from behind.

“The storm? She sure is,” Mady replied, as she grabbed the homemade, red and blue checkered blanket from a chair next to his.

She sat and threw it over her legs.

Sam’s face turned toward her, his tired eyes slowly meeting her deep blue ones which were welled up with tears.

“There’s something I need to tell you Mady…” he spoke. “I’ve been putting it off… But I can’t put it off any longer,” he continued as he reached over and took one of her hands into his own.

“Don’t.” She pulled her hand away.

“Mady…”

“Don’t tell me.” She said firmly

He stared at his daughter, at what a strong woman she had become. How the years seemed to pass so quickly…

He then looked at the fire once more.

“Alright…” he spoke softly.

But before he knew it, she had tossed the blanket on the floor, and kneeling before him, rested her head heavily on his lap as she cried.

Sam could do nothing but stroke her thick dark hair, reliving the memories of the previous eight years in his mind.

“There’s never enough time Mady… Never.”

“Mady’s Storm” Hits Amazon!

Posted in Amazon, I Died Once, Mady's Storm, Novella, Writing on December 30, 2015 by darkjade68

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“Mady’s Storm” Hit Amazon!

Here’s The Link “Mady’s Storm” @ Amazon.Com

“Mady’s Storm” Is Now Available!

Posted in I Died Once, Mady's Storm, Novella, Self Publishing, Writing on December 29, 2015 by darkjade68

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“Mady’s Storm” Is Now Available!

The Sequel To “I Died Once” Is Now Available!

“Mady’s Storm” @ Create Space

It Will Also Be Available On Amazon In The Next 3 To 5 Days

If You Haven’t Had A Chance To Read The First Of The ‘Mady’ Books,

“I Died Once”, And Would Like To Before You Purchase The Second Mady Book

You Can Either Purchase It On Amazon

Here “I Died Once” @ Amazon

$5.95 For Print $1.99 For Kindle

Or Just Let Me Know, And I’ll E-mail you a Copy at No Charge!

Thanks For Your Support! I Hope You Enjoy This Latest Mady Book

My New “Mady’s Storm” Cover

Posted in I Died Once, Mady's Storm, Novella, Self Publishing, Story, Writing on December 28, 2015 by darkjade68

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I Decided To Go With A Different Look For My New Novella “Mady’s Storm” Cover

Which I Should Be Self Publishing Within The Next Week

Which Is The Sequel Of “I Died Once”, Which I Self Published A Few Years Back

Here’s A Link To The First Book For Those That Haven’t Had An Opportunity To Read It, And Want To Prepare For The New Book

“I Died Once” @ Amazon

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“Mady’s Storm” Takes Place Eight Years Later

Editing Is Complete… “Mady’s Storm”

Posted in I Died Once, Mady's Storm, Novella, Self Publishing, Story on September 1, 2015 by darkjade68

Mady's Storm2Editing Is Complete On My Second Mady Novella “Mady’s Storm”

And Within This Month I Should Be Self-Publishing It

If You Haven’t Read The First You Can Pick It Up On Amazon Below

“I Died Once”

I’m Really Happy With The Way It Came Out

And What My Editor Added To It

I’ll Let You Know When It’s Available

Which Should Be This Month