Book Blast/Book Blog Tour – New Novel – Hunting Mariah by J.E. Spina

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Hi everyone! I am very excited to announce that my first novel,  Hunting Mariah, is now published on Create Space. My husband, John, created the beautiful cover!

Hunting Mariah is now on Amazon for paperback and Kindle, coming soon  other sites in 6-8 weeks. I will post the link here and on my website and to FB, Twitter and other sites.

I have already been interviewed on Fiona McVie’s blog which I re-blogged recently where I talked a little about my new novel. I will also be on Nina Soden’s blog on October 27th where she will interview me also. After reading all the interviews and posts about me over the next month you may get to know everything about me. Alas, I will keep some things private. Ha! More interviews and visits to other blogs coming up over the next month.

There are more than a dozen friends, supporters and followers who have offered to spread the word about Hunting Mariah. Bless them all – they are wonderful people and are my support system. I couldn’t do this without them.

This Book Blog Tour has officially begun and will continue through November 24th. I will have a giveaway on Goodreads.  Stay tuned for more and please like all the blogs where you see me to help support my friends.

Here is a synopsis of my first novel:

An insane killer, obsessed with blood and death, seeks revenge with those he perceives wronged him. He is now on the loose. His next victim may be Mariah. During his rampages he writes macabre poems for his victims.

Mariah has lost her memory. Will she remember what has transpired in her past? Can Mariah escape the deadly killer’s grasp? Will she finally be safe? Will the killer be apprehended?

Let me tell you a little about how I came up with this book and how long it took me to complete.  I don’t know why this story came to me but it did and I just had to write it down. It started as a romantic mystery but then evolved into a crime/mystery/thriller.

When I write a story the title always comes to me first. The story flows as I sit down at my laptop from my fingertips. Don’t ask me how, it just does. The characters take on a life and tell their own story as I type. This particular character, the killer, was quite frightening to me. I would look behind me a lot to make sure he wasn’t watching me! I am careful at night and don’t walk alone! Lol! He seemed so real as did the other characters. Once the story is completed and I publish it, it leaves me alone.

This story was started over twenty years ago but sat without being published. I was still working at the time and didn’t have time to work on it. I knew at that time it was not ready and the story was scattered and not what I wanted it to be. I knew I needed to work at it some more but didn’t get a chance until I retired four years ago. So, you could say it took me 24 years to complete! Wow, if my next novel takes that long I won’t be around to publish it! LOL!

I do have three other novels in draft and outline forms which should go a lot faster than this one. I can’t wait to get them out to you over the next two years.

I hope you will check out my book and let me know what you think. Did the killer scare you as much as he did me? Please leave a kind review on Amazon, BN, Goodreads, Create Space or any other place you may purchase it. It would be greatly appreciated.

Oh, I almost forgot something very important – please do not give the ending away to anyone for it would ruin the story for the next person. 

Thank you so much for your support and kindness.




About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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4 Responses to Book Blast/Book Blog Tour – New Novel – Hunting Mariah by J.E. Spina

  1. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne says:

    I know your new book will be fantastic, Janice! It will be worth the long wait. Congratulations!

  2. This sounds outstanding. Riveting. ❤ ❤ ❤ I enjoyed this interview. ⭐

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