Monday, August 19, 2013

It's Official!

I can now officially call myself a PUBLISHED AUTHOR! It still feels so surreal. 

Hunted was released on Saturday and I was overwhelmed with emotion. I'm a crier. I cry at the end of every book; sad, happy, or indifferent. I even cry at the Publix commercials when they won't let the little salt-shakers inside during the holidays! Awful! But the tears I shed on Saturday were happy tears. The kind that showed how all of my hard work had paid off. 

It started Friday around 10:30 pm when the publisher began letting me know that the book was live on Inkspell's site and I cried when I Googled it and saw it sitting there, waiting to be purchased. Then, one of my best friends, Kristi, took a screen-shot of MY book sitting on the shelf of her Kindle. Any wanna-be author will tell you that it's a dream to see your book sitting on a bookshelf one day. Kristi made that happen for me and I will remember it always. 

Managing to unwind myself enough to sleep for a few hours, I was supposed to meet another couple of friends for breakfast the next morning so they could download the book with me. Suspicion arose when my daughter, who is never awake before eleven, had set her alarm to join us and then proceeded to offer to drive me there. She hates driving. 

As we pulled up to the clubhouse, I knew I had been bamboozled. :) (I just love that word!) My amazing friends, Shannon, Melissa, and Audra had spent countless hours and oodles of money throwing me an amazing SURPRISE book birthday party complete with posters of the cover, bookmarks, a cake with the cover on it, and even a wifi downloading station for everyone to use. It was unbelievable! Needless to say, many more tears flowed. They made my day so very special, one I will never forget.

All in all, it was an amazing start to what I hope will be a phenomenal ride. My book is alive now. It is out there for the world to read. Five years in the making and two more to get to this point. This author is at a loss for words when it comes to the joy in her heart. Thank you for buying my book, Hunted. I hope you enjoy. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013


The moment you've all been waiting for has finally arrived...

The reveal of the cover of my first novel in the Cycle Thirteen series:  Hunted


Get those Nooks, Kindles, iPads, etc. charged up and ready. The e-book release happens in 5 days!!!

Book Blurb:

That’s how old I was when I found out I was special. I was given my rose quartz gem and taught about my past.
That’s how many times I've lived in this world. This is my thirteenth life cycle as a human.
That’s how many seconds it took me to fall in love with Mike.  It’s also the amount of time I had to say goodbye to him just before he was killed by Reggie, the hunter that’s been after me for months.

Will Reggie succeed in killing the love of my life and me, and possibly eradicating the planet of the unicorn race forever? Find out in Hunted: A Cycle Thirteen Novel.


Jill Kaelin is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in elementary education, and Nova Southeastern University with a graduate degree in teaching. She currently lives and teaches elementary school in Florida with her talented daughter Justyce, playful dog Coco, and three cats. She enjoys quiet mornings in front of her computer plunging into the lives of her characters. Her favorite things to do include inspiring young writers, reading paranormal romance novels, and watching her daughter dance on stage.

Twitter: @jillkaelin


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