Okay. First of all, I would like to appologise for how quiet things have been lately.
A few loads of problems have slowed things down, but things should hopefully now be getting back on track.
Couple of notes:
First – There have been some big changes made to Bloodlines: New Moon Rising (the first book). I went back to it and rewrote the introduction chapters, to try and get a better flow going for it. I have just uploaded it and am waiting for it to be approved; then I will order a proof and it will be back up for sale!
Second – This being said, once it is all good to go, I will hold another contest to give away the first copy of the rereleased book!
Third – Now that Book 1 is all squared away, work will now recommence on Book 2! (thank god!!)
Fourth – Since you have all been SO patient through all of this, I have decided to announce the title of Book 2!
Coming soon – Bloodlines: The Hunt for Immortality
Stay tuned for some surprising tidbits from the second book in the series!
Sorry for the lack of activity and/or updates lately. Health issues have slowed things down a bit. With any luck, things will be back on track really soon.
Okay. After some careful thought and consideration over this past weekend, (and after doing a search on a single name and finding 7 separate book series ALL called the same thing – by different authors) I have decided to stick with the name I originally chose when I started this journey.
Bloodlines always was and always will be the main focus of my series. I hold the copyright to it – the name is mine, so I am using it!
A whole lot of stress for me for nothing.
But it’s all good now.
I will be reworking the first 5 chapters, polishing them up a bit to make it the best it can be.
Once the new and final version is completed and it is uploaded, I will be holding a contest for the very first copy of the NEW and IMPROVED version!!! So check back in the next few days for a chance to win!
Much Love to you all!
Today there is some good news and some bad news.
Let’s start with the bad news. When I first put out “Bloodlines: New Moon Rising”, I knew that there was already a series called ‘Bloodlines’. From what I had seen, it appeared to be older and quite irrelevant; and although the series is called ‘Bloodlines’, it does not appear on a single book cover in the series. Well, after some further digging, there is now a problem.
This other person’s Bloodlines book series is a spin off from her other book series – the first installment of which has recently been made into a movie. If it does well in the theatre – there is a slight chance that the spin off book series (Bloodlines) will also be made into a movie.
So what does this mean for me and my series?
If I leave it as is, there are two potential problems.
#1) People will buy my Bloodlines series thinking that it is her line of books – which could be disastrous – since her series is aimed at a younger audience and mine is aimed more at the young adult crowd.
#2) People that have read her series may think my series is more of the same – again because it is aimed at a younger audience – and not buy mine because they want more of a mature content story.
Her story is for kids; while mine is aimed more at their parents or older siblings.
Bottom line: This means that I need to change the series name. I am currently hard at work on this and will announce it as soon as I have figured it out. Once I get the new name, it will uploaded to Amazon and my book printer – so any copies from here on out will bear the new title.
For anyone that has the original book with the original title – hang onto it! It may actually be worth something big one day!
Now for the GOOD news!!
A few months ago, I submitted my book to Mark Diotte, an English professor at The University of the Fraser Valley. I received a full review from him of the entire book last night. 95% of the review was fantastic! The other 5% was a few phrasing errors in the first few chapters, that seemed a bit awkward to him. I will be going over the entire book once more and making some changes to the story to make sure it is the absolute best that it can be.
Make sure you check back soon! The new title is coming and there will be a new contest to go with it!!
Just a quick update on Book #2 in the Bloodlines series.
I have just been getting settled back down in to a steady writing pace.
Book #2 is moving along very quickly and it should meet my personal publication date goal.
Which is VERY good news!
The title of Book #2 will be revealed in the coming weeks.
So make sure that you check back and check often!!!!
Keep your eyes open for upcoming contests!!!!
Watch out for updates and perhaps a few tidbits about the new book!
Love you all!
New Moon Rising – 2nd Edition is now available!!!
There have been some formatting changes throughout the book and some actual written changes, specifically to do with Chapter 3.
Make sure you get your copy and read it before Book #2 comes out!!!
In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing some small tidbits with you from Book #2!
It’s been coming along nicely and a bit quicker than anticpated – hopefully it continues at this pace!
Make sure you keep checking back in the coming weeks!
The New Contests are coming up!!!
First, I would like to thank everyone that entered!!
I decided about two weeks ago that I would draw 1 name for 1-100 entries, then add another name draw for 101-200 entries and another for 201-300 entries.
Since the total entries were 128, that means that there will be TWO winners of a signed 1st. Edition copy of New Moon Rising, shipped to you free of charge!
The names of the Winners of the very first Bloodlines contest is:
Congrats to you both!!!!!
Please email me at LJBianco@LJBianco.com with your full address. The books will be shipping tomorrow!!!!!
Okay! So in total there are 128 entries in the contest!
I’ll be drawing the winner in the next hour or two, so check back later to see if YOU won!!!!
So I have decided to start a small contest right now, as a bit of a warm-up to the bigger one coming sometime in September. I have made this one super simple and super easy to enter.
The prize: The winner will receive a 1st Edition copy of the first book in the Bloodlines series, “New Moon Rising”. It will be signed by yours truly and shipped right to you, completely free of charge.
The contest winner will be chosen at random. Everyone that has entered will have their name in a hat; the names will be mixed up; I will draw a name from the hat; that person is the winner. See? Simple and easy.
Contest runs from August 20, 2013 to September 1, 2013.
So now on to how to enter. This will take you less than 2 minutes.
Simply go to the Facebook Page:
At the top will be the thread called First Contest. Simply hit reply and post “I’m in.”
And with that, you have entered the contest.
Enter today for your chance to win!
Winner will be notified via email on September 2, 2013.
Winner will be posted on September 2, 2013 on:
The Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/LJBiancoBloodlines?ref=hl
The LJBianco website http://www.ljbianco.com/
And on Twitter https://twitter.com/LJBianco
Prize will be shipped September 3, 2013.
I have an interesting, fun little contest coming up in the next month or two, so make sure you keep your eyes open for the big announcements that will be posted on the Facebook page, here on the LJBianco website and on Twitter (where I can also be found under LJBianco!
Exciting news update!!!!!
The first book in the series, Bloodlines: New Moon Rising, is being professionally reviewed!!!
It will likely be 5 weeks before I hear anything…but the moment the review comes in, it will be posted here on the www.LJBianco.com website!!!
Don’t forget to Like the Facebook page and keep up to date on all the latest Bloodlines news!!!
Welcome to the website!!
I wanted to take a moment to personally welcome all of you. As you can probably see, we’ve just moved in and are still getting settled. Please be patient while we get everything arranged exactly how we want it.
The next few months promise to be an extremely, exciting time!
Book #2 (Title to be announced publically in the coming months) is moving steadily along and has been keeping me quite busy. In a few weeks, I will start posting regular, mini-updates on Book #2′s progress (sorry, no spoilers) — (well, who REALLY knows?? I just “might” give a couple of tidbits here and there!)
If you have any deep, burning questions, then please feel free to ask them! I will do my absolute best to answer – “if” I can.
If you want to try your luck with a question, send them to LJBianco@LJBianco.com My time is limited right now, but I will always reply to everyone – it just may take a bit of time, depending what stage I am in. If it’s something that I cannot answer, due to spoilers, I will always still reply to you personally, to let you know that I can’t answer.
PS: Please make sure that you are well rested before Book #2′s release date – this one is going to be an absolutely, crazy ride!!!!!
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