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The Chosen is a Banned Book – Celebrate Banned Book Week

September 23, 2013 Leave a comment

The Rosicrucians banned me from holding a release party for The Chosen on their grounds in San Jose when their High Priest read the book and found the Egyptian magician in the book is the bad guy. Oh well. I once considered hyping the book as “Banned by the Rosicrucians!” but I was talked out of it by more level heads. Here’s to banned books everywhere, and the window they give us on freedom of expression.

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Enter to Win 2 Copies of The Chosen on Goodreads

September 23, 2013 Leave a comment

To celebrate the release of Daughter Cell, the second book of the Isis Rising Trilogy, author Jay Hartlove is giving away two copies of The Chosen, the first book in the series. Offer ends October 9, 2013.

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Chosen by Jay Hartlove

The Chosen

by Jay Hartlove

Giveaway ends October 09, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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Hard Copies of Daughter Cell Now Available on Amazon!

September 21, 2013 Leave a comment

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: Hard copies of Daughter Cell are finally available on Amazon! Parting of clouds, chorus of angels! The links are still being sorted out, and the meta tags, and the GoodReads feed. That may all take another couple of days to sort itself out. But the paperbacks finally exist. #softestreleaseever

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Please vote for me!

September 17, 2013 Leave a comment

I need you all to do me a huge favor. I am in the running to be included in a media guide called, “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading.” My entry essay is under the link of my name. Read the essay if you like. I hope you find it amusing. Then please click on the link at the bottom of the page to go to the voting page, and vote for me! The site does not require you to sign in, or give any information about yourself. It is strictly a public vote. This voting will be open until November, so there will be LOT of votes cast. So I need all the votes I can get. Please tell your friends too. This would be a huge boost to my career. Thank you for your help.

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The Chosen offered as FREE DOWNLOAD for two weeks only

September 14, 2013 Leave a comment

As promised, to encourage folks to buy Daughter Cell, I have arranged for my publisher to offer The Chosen as a free download for the next two weeks. Go to, select The Chosen, and upon checkout, use the Promo Code: 15chosen. Please spread the word far and wide, tell your friends, tell them to tell their friends. Please take full advantage of this very rare offer. The Chosen won Best Thriller in an eBook contest the summer it came out. Daughter Cell is garnering even stronger critical acclaim. If you have not read The Chosen, now is your chance to get it for free. This offer only lasts until September 29th, so act now! Thank you!

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Dianne Bylo has posted a Five-Star review of The Chosen

September 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Dianne Bylo of Tome Tender has posted a five-star review of The Chosen on Amazon. Check it out!

Talk about coloring outside the genre lines! The Chosen by Jay Hartlove has probably got your favorite genre covered with a pinch of “almost romance,” suspense, mysticism, the paranormal , time travel, Voodoo, spirituality, and an ancient Egyptian rivalry between two powerful magicians, one who sided with Moses and the Exodus. Expect the unexpected and good luck trying to figure out who is really the good, the bad or the ugly. How does it all tie into the launching of a nuclear warhead, the mental stability of an import/export dealer, the ritualistic torture and killing of a modern day museum security man in search of information and the ancient god of lies and trickery? Are these monsters deities, demons or perhaps angels? If anyone comes out alive, they will be forever changed.

For me, The Chosen started out intriguingly mild, but I KNEW there had to be more layers and with each detail, I was proven right as I was taken through time, realms and countries in this well-delivered adventure! Jay Hartlove can weave a tale that is difficult to put down as more mayhem is uncovered in this well researched, well delivered “out-of-the box” thriller!

A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for my honest review, and I honestly loved it!

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Dianne Bylo has posted a Five-Star review of Daughter Cell

September 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Dianne Bylo of Tome Tender has posted a five-star review of Daughter Cell on Amazon. Check it out!

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