11/17/13 I am making True Blue free until it becomes distributed to all the major online retailers. Once it is there and available to download, I will let it remain free for a few days to allow everyone to get it on their preferred reading devices, then it will return to 1.99 in price. Enjoy and write me reviews? Please? I love to hear from you all! :)
11/17/13 I just received another five star review on Amazon yesterday from someone simply known as 'cc.' Thank you!! And thank you everyone on Smashwords who took the time to review Volume 6!!! I'm so happy and thrilled to see that people enjoy my controversial story :)
I knew the ending would shock the reader and force him or her to question what they know as 'good' and 'evil,' as well as test all of our preconceived notions on gender and sexual orientation - stereotypes versus individual traits that can either help or hinder us (and my characters' developments).
Love was the major theme in its many forms throughout the series and in Volume 6, I pushed the boundaries of that emotion - love's thrilling highs and deadly lows - which made it difficult to read (and write) for most of us, I'm afraid. I tried to incorporate the powerful emotion of love into the struggle between what ties us to each other, with what keeps us apart. Still, I'm so happy to see positive reviews come in and yes, there will be another book. I wanted to end Volume 6 to coincide with the ending of the original story so that whatever I write next will be new and from my aged, 44 year old mind and not the mind of a teenager. Wish me luck! My creative process thus far has been borrowed from my youth.
I plan on starting in January (maybe sooner, not sure yet.) It will be my very last book in this series however, because I honestly couldn't end it the way it was supposed to end - too dismal and gray. I need to expand on the theme of love in one more volume. So many relationships were left unfinished or in disrepair. So, long story short, we get to play together longer!!! Yay!
11/3/13 I have decided to extend the free promotion period for Volume 6 after getting numerous posts and emails from readers who have had a difficult time downloading my book on their ereaders through Smashwords. So for the next week or so, True Blue, Volume 6, will be free to download. I highly recommend however, that if you are getting Volume 6, that you read the first 5 volumes in the Blue Series first because each book starts right where the previous book ends. I do not backtrack much and that's because my books are too large in volume to do much rewinding in the story. You will miss most of the meaning behind the message in Volume 6 if you don't read the other books. And on that note, I hope you enjoy Volume 6!!! :)
11/2/13 Thank you Alissa for the lovely review of True Blue :) I was at work and received the notice - what a fabulous way to make my work day better. I'm so glad you love the series!
10/31/13 HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!! I just want to say thank you so much for all the downloads of Volume 6. I'm so happy there've been such a positive response to this last book :) AND a big time thank you to Keya Jackson and Amber Jackson for the wonderful reviews of my work. You guys are amazing!!
10/29/13 Volume 6 is available for download FREE from now until the morning of November 1st. Then it will be 1.99. I hope you all enjoy it. I know I really enjoyed writing it :)
10/22/13 I finished the book!!! It is being edited this week by me (unfortunately) and will be published on Halloween. I will have it available for free to my Smashwords fans on that day and the following day. You will only be able to download it on Smashwords and Amazon. After the two day free promotion period, it will be 1.99 like the others. This last book is leaving the series open for a sequel, but I think I'll take some much needed time off from writing and read more :) I will say this, the last book is darker than all of them and is quite shocking at times, so it will be for mature readers only. It's over 500pgs long and about 210,000 word count, so I've nicknamed it 'The Beast.' The title is True Blue, The Blue Series Volume 6. Look for it on Halloween day :)
10/15/13 I should finish the first draft of Volume 6 this week and then it's editing time. The final release date for the last book in The Blue Series will still be Halloween and as promised, I will have the book available for free all day on October 31st and November 1st, so stay tuned for that freebie offer.
On a side note, please know that this last book is much more graphic and violent than the others and will be a stark contrast to Volume 5. This series will not be a Twilight ending, and it certainly isn't a typical Harlequin Romance. It will be gritty, dark and twisted, so please keep that in mind if you decide to indulge your other, darker side. :)
9/28/13 I'm writing all weekend and hope to finish this final book by October 1st, then it's edit and revise until I feel satisfied with the final result. I will be posting the book here on Smashwords and on Amazon for free for the first few days of it's premiere as a thank you to all my fans out there who've taken the time to write me reviews and spread the word about my series. It will only be free for a limited time however, so stay posted and check my site for updates. I'm still planning on a Halloween release date, which for me is quite fitting :)
9/11/13 I'm writing all day today and it's fabulous! If you want to read a few excerpts from my book in progress, go to my facebook page at the following link and like my book series!!! :)
9/9/13 What is it with the number 9? :) I am over halfway done with the last book in the Blue Series, very excited! It's 300pgs so far and over 110,000 word count and I'm about 2/3 done. Yes, it will be big, only fitting since it's the 7th book in the series. Here's a scene between Gabriel and Michael, two Arch Angels with nothing better to do than fight over humans...
Choosing to simply watch now, he stood there and looked as well as listened to the romantic, overtly touching scene below him unfold, knowing the kind of seductive, sticky web his sister was spinning would be strong enough to entrap just about anyone, himself included.
Enjoy him while you can, Sister – feed on him daily if you need to. DON’T look up at me Gabriel! You know I'm watching! Just hold him for as long as you dare, knowing I’m observing and reporting your sins!
When she wouldn’t look away, he huffed then turned and flew off, not wanting to see her content face glowing in the web she’d spun for her victim.
The Blue Series Volume 6...due hopefully October 31st
Here's an excerpt from The Blue Series, Volume 6
"He tastes surprisingly good considering he was Underworld scum now recycled into Heaven’s Art. Oh, foolish, little boy...never play the mating game with a spider much bigger than you…"
"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” —Ernest Hemingway
My Email: email@example.com Please write me a message if you want, I'd love to hear from you.
Bio: As a novice writer, I wrote the first three books from The Blue Series during the years 2006 through 2009. I wrote Into The Blue over a six month period in 2012 and have recently finished Back To Blue, Volume 5 a few months ago. I am currently writing the seventh book in the series if you count Beyond The Blue as two books.
I grew up in Oceanside, California, attended and survived Vista High School, and did attempt twice in one lonely summer, to drown at Oceanside Beach. I desperately wanted to be a boy as a child and teenager and envied my two brothers for their gender. I was considered a loner, didn't have any friends, so I created the story as a means of escape. It worked most of the time and I have to admit, it kept me out of trouble.
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True Blue, The Blue Series Volume 6
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
By Josephine Dillon
Published: October 29, 2013.
Volume 6 in the Blue Series. The spellbinding story of two brothers continues in the Blue Series. David copes with decisions of love and loyalty while plagued by the corrupt darkness of Nine. In a parallel hero's journey, Dillon embraces the struggle and recognizes the power within himself to rise from a human's existence to the angel he was meant to be all along.
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- Flicker Blue 1: Plain Jane
on March 11, 2012
I just read the first novella and all I can say is what an interesting, insightful, and thoroughly engaging story! I read most of it in one quick read because it was so entertaining. I look forward to book two!!!
- Flicker Blue 2: Jigsaw
on April 12, 2012
I am loving this series. It is like nothing I've read before. I feel as though I am watching it on a movie screen and that says more than I can write about how Brea tells her story. Well done!
- Only the Innocent
on Aug. 18, 2012
This was a very entertaining story! I read it on a plane from San Francisco to Raleigh surrounded by crying babies and it saved me! I loved the premise, enjoyed the imagery and the attention to detail Katrina adds to the background to give the reader an accurate picture of each scene. The characters Bette and Phillip are likeable, and the ending, perfect. A great read!
on April 17, 2013
LOVED THIS BOOK! It's set up for a perfect sequel and griping til the very end. Brea Nicole Bond does an amazing job creating suspense throughout this story. It's been awhile since I've sat down to just read a book and not write, edit, proofread fifty times, etc, and I have to say, Reaper was a thrill, now one of my favorites. If you love to read about dark fantasy mixed with urban reality, read this book.