Saturday, June 23, 2012

2-days Free Kindle ebook promotion Beauty Never Dies ( Grimm Prequel #3 )


Beauty Never Dies ( A Grimm Diaries Prequel #3 )

is going to be available on kindle for FREE for two days from  Tuesday midnight 06/27/2012 until the end of Thursday 06/28/2012
It includes the two previous two parts, Snow White Blood Red and Ashes to Ashe & Cinder to Cinder in the same download until the 28th of June, so you can read the three novellas in the series in one shot. ( the first two are re-edited )

for an easier reminder you could join the link on Goodreads HERE
If you join, you receive and email reminder the night before

feel free to downloaded for free HERE

*update: the post previously said 3day but it's a 2 day promotion.

if you're interested to know important things about the series:

 This note is very important. It's no secret that the storyline of the prequels causes a lot of confusion to some readers, aka following timeline and wanting to interpret what's said between the lines.
For those of you who do have this feeling you need to know 4 things:

1 -
I wrote the PREQUELS for one main reason: I was getting ridiculous hate emails, accusing me that Snow White Sorrow is a rip off four other novels. If I post a sample of the emails, you'd roll your eyes, but i never do that because i consider emails to be confidential. So the prequels' main purpose is for you to experience a glimpse of what the world in the main books is like, and for me to stop those ridiculous plagiarism accusation from fans of other authors which i respect. Thank God that by now I receive some email praising how original the books are.

2 -
The prequels are random diaries from the characters' point of views at random times, so it is actually impossible to get your hands on a main story line. But you get to learn important things that actually make you want to read the series or not. Like that the seven dwarves will not be dwarves, they will be other fairy tale characters, so you get how this is going.

Reading the prequels is no way necessary for you to read the books. They just tell you what it's about, like if you don't like how Peter Pan and Sleeping Beauty are portrayed in the prequels, you will not want to read the books.

The first books start with Loki, a Dreamhunter, on a mission to kill an immortal vampire -
Snow White - in her dream. From this point on, Loki gets to know what this world is about. And Snow White isn't a shallowe character. Book two is all about her.

PS.I try my best to post the prequels for free but I am enrolled in a system with amazon that doesn't allow me to do this often. A
I will post a longer post about it later.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


A quick update about the Grimm Diaries Prequels: Ashes to Ashe and Cinder to Cinder will not be book #2 anymore. What number will it be? I don't know at the moment. Book 2 will be Beauty Never Dies, narrated by Peter Pan.
The idea popped in my head while watching Prometheus. I was blown away. Ridley Scott is one of my all time favorite directors. But i was disappointed by the negative reviews. Having totally loved the film, i had to think how this was even possible, to get such bad reviews. Then it hit me in the face. I read that when Blade Runner ( one the classics of science fiction ) came out, no one liked it. And look at it now. An all time favorite. And that's who Ridley Scott is. He almost see in the future. Take from me. 10 years from now, everyone will gush about how awesome Prometheus is.

So what does this have to do with changing a lot of things in the prequels?

Other than the writing problems ( which is being fixed now ), I got a lot of email from reader who were confused by the prequels. They told me that they would have preferred if the Snow White Blood Red was a stand alone gem since they liked it very much.
To be honest, this is my fault. I tried to make the mistake of Prometheus, which is starting with a grand idea and delving into all possibilities with the readers before they could really get a better hand of the plot. This cause confusion to alot of people, and it actually made some people think that this is a soap opera and not a fun YA series.
So for you who read Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder and like it, my apologies for now since it can't be book number 2.
I made the books much easier to read and follow, so the second Peter Pan diary makes more sense and will reveal things in an easier way.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Thinking out loud

So the last month was really hectic for me. I had to do all the marketing and write the prequels as fast as I could.
The cons: the writing came out hurried and shattered, and I haven't been behind on my real writing schedule, and extremely tired.
The pros: All feedback, positive and negative, did shine a light on my strengths and weaknesses ( although the prequels were in no way a true reflection to how I write, and as I said I am not a writer. I am storyteller ) But the feedback is just awesome to me, and I can't thank you enough. Everyone who spent a portion of his or her time to read and review has helped me a great deal.
Also, the feedback made me learn things about my story, and how thing will turn out. I am not going to complain that the reason I have done the prequels was mainly to end the endless discussions claiming that my work was stolen ideas from other. And that's really enough for me.
As for those I have really hurt with the way the prequels were written and unedited ( not everyone was hurt by that though ), I hope you will like the edited versions.
At the moment, I can't put out the 3d prequel, even though it is by far my favorite. The reason is I have an editor working on the last two prequels which will notify you once they are edited and you will be able to re-download the newer and better versions soon.
Until then, I will be happy to disappear for while  so i can finish the writing I have to do. So far The Grimm Diaries one and two are fully finished and edited ( believe it or not lol ) and I have to finish another series that I have started. Although editing costs alot, it's inevitable. I have enrolled in writing classes again in august so I get better and better.
One thing you don't know about me is I never give up.

So again thank you thank you thank you for every word you read or have written about the prequels.

And finally, since I have been asked, about my twitter account it is @cameronjace
It wasn't like was holding out on it. It's only that the account is my personal one as a human being and not a wanna be writer but now I understand that both are one.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

10 ebook giveaways of Snow White Blood Red

As you might know Snow White Blood Red was free on kindle amazon for some time. It's due to amazon's policy that I can't give the book for free, and I can't sell outside of amazon for sometime due to a contract.
Since i got some emails still requesting the books, I decided to do the best I can. I am giving ten ebooks for as a gift through amazon.
If you're interested, send me and email at camjace [at], or just write your name and email in the comments.
I only have 10. And you don't even have to have a kindle. All you need to have an account. Please remember send me the email you use for the account.

and about the next two installment will be out next week I think. I already have them finished but I am trying to not give away of the plot as much as possible, and it's not easy :)

Thanks a lot :)

here is Snow White Blood Red on if you need to read about it Click HERE
Note: for everyone who complained about grammer, spelling, and editing mistakes -- and have already purchased the books -- I have an editor working on it right now. will notify everyone who has purchased the book with availability of a reedited version when it's done. I will also blog about it to let you know.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Grimm Diaries Prequels FAQ 1

I got a couple of questions about the Prequels. Before I start, I can't explain my appreciation to everyone who took the time to read and review the novellas. I am certainly lucky to have people spread the word and I have to mention that I am self-published, I am proud to be Indie ( I was published once when I was a teen under another name but it didn't go that well and I cherish writing on  my own )

Before I answer these, I want to point out that the books are linear and not complicated at all. In order for me to write a prequel it is impossible to write the linear part because I will be spoiling the whole series. So if you ever feel that the Dreamworld is complicated, don't. In the main series, everything works easily and you only get to know a certain information at the right time so the rythem of reading is not interrupted.

The Prequels are by no means a necessity to read the main Series. Not at all. In fact, it would be more fun to go back to the prequels between books in the Grimm Diaries series.

Ok.This post will answer lireah, Lily, and Katniss and Tessa's questions
I summed them up into points:

1 Why were the prequels written
the prequels were written last week to clear the confusion about that Snow White Sorrow is a rip off of so many other books, and also a good tool for me to spread the word. In truth, I know that the prequels will be confusing to many readers because of the so many different point of views and so many different stories.

2 What is the timeline of the Prequels?
   The answer might be strange: There is no timeline. For two reasons:
  1 The Grimm Diaries are a book in which Sandman Grimm seals the relived fairy tale stories every one hundred years. Anything written in the prequels is debatable. It means that they could be lies. that's why they are not attached to the real Diary. ( hence, the main series )
  2 The Dreamworld is simply the world we create while we're asleep. When a Dreamhunter enters the dream of an Immortal ( which is explained how in details in the main series ) they either enter a memory or a manipulated dream ( spoiler: some immortal have learned to control their dreams. )

3 You mention all prequels will be fairy tale characters ( Alice Grimm? )
    I can't answer this. Oops. But I'll answer part of it, which you will hate me for.
    Remember when the queen mentioned the power of names? And when it was explained that fairy character don't know who they are?
    Also I got a couple of reader loving Alice. I hate to say she will not be present for the first two books. ( but she will have a story of her own soon ( a much longer story that I will put on amazon )

4 Who is the Alice behind the curtain? Is she the same Alice?"
    Yes. How come? Remember that curtain scene in Jacob's Grimm's dream which the Queen entered with the help of a dreamhunter. Alice entered this dream too to extract information about the Queen. And remember that Alice found the Queen's mirror coins in the glass slippers? It means that the queen somehow entered Alice and Loki when they entered Bianca's dream ( and she might have hurt Bianca on the boat ) This gives you an insight of how the Dreamworld happens.

5 Will this point of view changing be present in the main series? because it is confusing.
   POV's will change in each book in the main series, but it will not be confusing at all. What is confusing the prequels is the changing POV plus the timeline plus the dream.
I'll spoil another small thing in the series here. In the first book Snow White Sorrow, we meet Loki ( he is one of three main character. although it might look differently because there many character, it's not. Loki, Snow White, and another character are the main throughout the series and the main villain is the Queen. )  So in Snow White Sorrow, Loki goes to kill Snow White in her castle and discover a shocking twister and the story goes on. Then in Cinderella Dressed in Ashes, Snow White takes over telling the same story same story Loki was telling ( so no timeline confusion ) and Loki becomes a character we see from Snow White's POV. and so on ,,, in the third book a new character takes over, telling the same story.

6 Will Alice be a main protagonist?
   No. I know some of you showed their fondness toward Alice but wait and meet Snow White, Elektra, Blair, and Zizzy ( yes his name is Zizzy :) ) they are Alice's age.

7 You said your book is optioned for film. Were the heck did that come from?
   two readers pointed out to a post that I wrote about the books mentioned for film.
  I have no idea about this. The books are not mentioned for film. I do have one of my older books under a different pen name optioned for film since a year ago and no one ever tells me if it will work. It was mentioned for French cinema and it's not a young adult book so it is really different.
If you have a link for that article that said that , please mention it to me.

8 You have tons of grammar and  spelling mistakes. what the heck ( double heck ) was that!
   Guilty as charged. lilreah offered to mention the mistakes to me. Please do. If you can mention it to me, you're helping me tons.
   Also I had some reviews say that my writing is so bad ( some said so good )
   by all means, anything that will help me improve my writing, if you take the time to tell me what it  is exactly, I will owe you much.

finally, for those confused by the prequels. Forget about the many details. Be just introduced to  the characters, and know that the seven dwarves aren't dwarves. They are real characters, each connected to one of the items Snow White found in the cottage in the original tale. If I say more, I will have to spoil more and more.



Tuesday, June 5, 2012

3-days Free Kindle ebook promotion Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder


Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder ( A Grimm Diaries Prequel #2 )

is going to be available on kindle for FREE for three days from  Wednesday 06/27/2012 midnight

feel free to downloaded for free HERE
and again here is the link for Snow White Blood Red since it is still free for two days

feel free to downloaded for free HERE

Note: it was my intention to make all prequels free all the time since it's not the series but I can only offer 5 day per

All reviews are extremely appreciated : A one star makes a better writer of m than the 5 star. But the 5 star makes me happy :)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

3-days Free Kindle ebook promotion Snow White Blood Red

Snow White Blood Red ( A Grimm Diaries Prequel #1 )
is going to be available on kindle for FREE for three days from  Tuesday midnight 06/05/2012 until the end of Thursday 06/07/2012
feel free to downloaded for free HERE