JJ’s Blog

My best writing is done in great atmospheres…

"For, like all great artists, he was easily impressed by his surroundings..." (Doctor Watson, from Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle) After writing three books, and working hard to polish off the next one in the series (The Change Series), I can honestly say that the quote from Arthur Conans Doyle's Sherlock Holmes collection is…

Last chance to WIN a YA Fiction Trilogy Set! (Make your Christmas read 3 x times as special!)

Want to win a personally signed, first edition copy of an award winning trilogy? Course you do! So what do you have to do? Simply visit my Facebook Page  (https://www.facebook.com/JacintaJadeAuthor/) and post a comment in the competition post at the top of my page to tell me whether your favourite book character fights for: love?…

2018 YA Fiction Book Award Semi-finalist…Aussie author hopes for win!

This year has been super exciting as my book nomination has moved from the slush pile of nominees, to the long list, and now on to the semi-finalist list for the 2018 Dante Rossetti Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction! What is this award, you ask? Brief spiel below, with a picture of a person…

Christmas Competition Special! Win a copy of The Change Series trilogy!

So I wanted to do something special as a giveaway in the lead-up to Christmas this year to celebrate having three YA fantasy books out in the world. And I thought, what better way then to give away a complete and personally signed set of my trilogy to one lucky reader for Christmas? Yeah, I…

Snatch up a great book deal! The Change Series Volume 1 (Books 1-3) on sale!

Considering I started out thinking I would just write one book, to now be posting this article about the opportunity for readers to grab the first three books in my series at a discount price is something that still amazes me! But here it is! Books 1 to 3 in my YA Fiction epic tale,…

Why reading a new book is like going on a first date…

Sometimes I review people's comments on my YA fiction trilogy, The Change Series, and agree with them. Sometimes I don't. Interestingly, when people say that they think the first book in my series started out slow, I can kind of  go, "Um, yeah?" I mean, I get it. We all lead busy lives and want…

YA Fiction book nominees for best emerging new talent!

So excited to have my nominated book, Change of Chaos, moved from the long list to the short list for the Dante Rossetti book awards for emerging new talent in YA Fiction! Full article below 🙂 (Jacinta Jade) The DANTE ROSSETTI Book Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Young…

Amazing YA Fiction series scoops up third 5 STAR international review!

So excited to share the news that Change of Darkness, book #3 in my YA fiction trilogy, The Change Series, has received a 5 Star review from Readers' Favorite International! As the third installment is my own personal favorite book in the series to date, with a fourth book to be released in 2019, this…

Mixing it up…romance, epics & action.

Star Wars. YA Fiction. Girly romance. Patrick Rothfuss. Lord of the Rings. Harry Potter. I read a big mix of fiction books, because I don't always want to be struggling through an epic and advanced series - sometimes, I just want to read to escape. Quickly and easily. I liken it to doing sports -…

Top Ten Best YA Fiction Books by Hidden Gems…

Hidden Gems recently announced the top ten best YA Fiction books that have been reviewed by their readership...and The Change Series was nominated in the top ten! Read the section of Hidden Gems' article below, or the full version of which can be found here. With the summer stretching on, it was only natural that…