Friday, December 1, 2017

Boys of Any Age Love Superheroes - Paperback Books Make Awesome and Lasting Gifts

Yes, I'm sure you already know that Christmas is just around the corner.
Well, paperbacks make great gifts for the holiday's or any occasion.
Pick up (or order) the #MetatronSeriesBooks at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Books-A-Million.
They can also be ordered through myself and can be signed then shipped; for a small fee.


http://www.laurencestjohn.com

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season!!

Sincerely,
Laurence St. John




Monday, October 16, 2017

Sequel


Back Text
This time, it’s not a job.

After proving his innocence as a murder suspect, taking down an assassin, and being an instrumental part in solving a high profile murder, Calvin Watters believes he can finally move on—until Ace Sanders’ prison escape catapults him into action.

This time, it’s personal!

Something has always bothered Detective Dale Dayton about the arrest of Ace Sanders. Call it police intuition, but his inner ‘cop alarm’ keeps twitching. When Dale reopens the case, he’s introduced to new evidence that leads him into a political nightmare.

Who will play the Wild Card to survive?

While Calvin tracks Sanders across continents and into unknown, unfriendly surroundings, Dale remains in Vegas to uncover the truth behind police corruption, prison escapes, and hired assassins. But Calvin and Dale must be vigilant, because there’s a deadly, new player in town.

Bio
Luke Murphy is the International bestselling author of Dead Man’s Hand (Imajin Books, 2012) and Kiss & Tell (Imajin Books, 2015).
Murphy played six years of professional hockey before retiring in 2006. His sports column, “Overtime” (Pontiac Equity), was nominated for the 2007 Best Sports Page in Quebec, and won the award in 2009. He has also worked as a radio journalist (CHIPFM 101.7).
Murphy lives in Shawville, QC with his wife, three daughters and pug. He is a teacher who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, and a Bachelor of Education (Magna Cum Laude).
Wild Card, a sequel to Dead Man’s Hand, is Murphy’s third novel.
For more information on Luke and his books, visit: www.authorlukemurphy.com, ‘like’ his Facebook page www.facebook.com/AuthorLukeMurphy and follow him on Twitter www.twitter.com/AuthorLMurphy
Review Blurbs
“All the danger, treachery, and action a thriller reader could wish for.  Luke Murphy has the touch.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Order

“Hold on for a wild ride that doesn’t end until the last page.”
—Jordan Dane, bestselling author of the Sweet Justice series

“Murder, sex, hackers…an elaborate criminal chess game: Luke Murphy delivers.”
—Bryan Gruley, author of the Starvation Lake trilogy

Buy link: Luke Murphy




Monday, October 2, 2017

Time Management





Time Management
I can’t speak for everyone who is self-employed: be it a small business owner, a consultant, an artist, etc.—anyone who works for themselves. But the biggest challenge as a writer is time management.
I’m not saying that I’m any busier than anyone else. Writing is a part-time job for me (if it was fulltime my family would have starved or left me long ago). I work four jobs in the winter: teacher (fulltime), tutor (part-time), hockey ref (part-time) and writer (part-time). I’m married, and I have three small children, whose ages are 4, 7 and 9, so they expect and take up much of my time.
For me, writing the novel—coming up with ideas and characters—is not the most challenging part of being a novelist, it’s actually finding the time to sit down in a calm, quiet environment and being able to write. When I sit down to write, it can’t be for twenty or thirty minutes. I need a good two-hour stretch to actually sit down with my ideas and transfer them to my laptop.
So when do I write?
Summers are a little more flexible, since I’m a teacher and have all of July and most of August off for holidays. But my children are still around, and they need constant stimulation from dad, so sitting down in lengthy increments isn’t always as easy as it sounds.
Winters are brutal. This is what my day looks like:
6am – wake up for short workout.
6:30am – start making lunches.
6:45am – kids wake up, do breakfast, help with clothes, hair, teeth, etc.
7:30am – bus picks up kids
8am-3pm – teach
3:30pm-4:30pm – tutor, kids get home from school.
4:30pm – pick up youngest at daycare
5pm – prepare supper
5:30pm-8:30pm – supper, homework, bath time, family time, etc.
8:30pm – story and bed time
The first point in my day where I have time to myself to sit down with my thoughts is nine o’clock at night. By this time, I’m pretty tired, my brain fried from a full day’s work. Some nights are more productive than others, but I always try to push through, and at least get an hour of writing out of it.
Not always easy, but when you are determined and disciplined, you find a way to get things done.





Author Bio (2017)
Luke Murphy is the International bestselling author of Dead Man’s Hand (Imajin Books, 2012) and Kiss & Tell (Imajin Books, 2015).
Murphy played six years of professional hockey before retiring in 2006. His sports column, “Overtime” (Pontiac Equity), was nominated for the 2007 Best Sports Page in Quebec, and won the award in 2009. He has also worked as a radio journalist (CHIPFM 101.7).
Murphy lives in Shawville, QC with his wife, three daughters and pug. He is a teacher who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, and a Bachelor of Education (Magna Cum Laude).
For more information on Luke and his books, visit: www.authorlukemurphy.com, ‘like’ his Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/AuthorLukeMurphy and follow him on Twitter www.twitter.com/AuthorLMurphy.


Buy link: Author.to/Author




Saturday, August 19, 2017

Honest Reviews

   As most of you know, reviews are very important for authors. I would appreciate it, if you have received my book(s) for free or have purchased one or both, if you could write an honest review(s). It only takes a few minutes.
Sincerely,
Laurence

I could use everybody's help!

Please help me with Amazon reviews:
* Just click on the below link
* Click on the gray "Write a review" button
* Sign on to your Amazon account
* Complete the review - that's it
https://www.amazon.com/…/…/B071RWB926/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_acr_sr…

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Book 3 Update

#Update ~ Well, I didn't get some book reviews I was almost certain I would get (by my deadline of 8.5.17) 😕 however I did receive some great review blurbs from some fantastic authors! I'm grateful for their continued support and friendship! 🙏
• Book editing is in process 
• Book jacket is looking awesome 
• More updates coming soon. 👍🏼✍🏻

Friday, June 9, 2017

Second Editions & Top 5 Bestsellers (Paperbacks)

Hello everyone,

I'm writing a blog post informing all of you that the first two books in the #MetatronBookSeries have new covers. In addition, book one has about 1500 more words. Both books are now Second Editions!

Book 3 "Metatron - Black Shadow's Revenge" will be out sometime this Fall.

Any questions for me just send me an email.

Sincerely,

Laurence St. John







Thursday, February 2, 2017

Amazon Kindle Countdown Deal !!



The New Superhero Everyone will Remember... METATRON

Do you love action packed books or movies such as Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Star Wars, and/or The Matrix just to name a few?
Then here is another name that will be in this group in the near future! The highly anticipated second novel in the METATRON book series is an awesome scifi/fantasy story that is action & adventure packed?  

Question: Who is your favorite superhero? Please reply!

Book 3 “METATRON Black Shadow’s Revenge” coming out 2017!

While waiting get METATRON: The Mystical Blade  for  only 99 cents!!








One ruthless demon faces one relentless teenager…

Thirteen-year-old Tyler Thompson is on the verge of becoming a superhero, but he must prove himself so he can earn the remainder of his superpowers and fulfill his destiny.

When his grandfather, Benjamin, is held prisoner at AREA 51, where the eternal powers are presumed to be hidden, Tyler attempts to penetrate the base’s heavy security. However, Dr. Mason Payne, the evil scientist who killed Tyler's father, has insidious plans of his own.

Hunted by an unknown entity, Tyler races against the clock to retrieve the superpowers, rescue his family and help the others who are depending on him. And when all hope seems lost, help comes in a power he didn’t know he possessed—a mysterious weapon known as The Mystical Blade.



A little about Laurence

While working in the steel industry, my place of employment changed hands for the third time. Fortunately I was able to retain my job.
In the same year my first granddaughter Kendall was born. This was one of the most uplifting moments of my life. It was at this time when I became inspired as well as determined to write my penned-up thoughts on paper.
A few years later, and many hours of writing, editing, revising and re-editing, it was finishedThis journey had many bumps and curves in the road but at the end, it was all worth it.

Website: http://www.laurencestjohn.com
Blog: http://laurencestjohn.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/laurencestjohn
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/laurenceastjohn
Amazon Author: http://www.amazon.com/Laurence-St.-John/e/B007XFYJRU



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