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Monday, 4 April 2016

Book Blast & Giveaway - Fibers by Jennifer-Crystal Johnson

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Fibers
Author: Jennifer-Crystal Johnson
Genre: Science Fiction

Book Description:
Anna Reynolds is caught up in the middle of a secret interdimensional government agreement... and she doesn't even know it.

There's a medical anomaly loosely dubbed Morgellons disease afflicting a number of people. Symptoms include open sores that produce colorful string-like fibers, fatigue, and nightmarish visions of shadowy figures. No one knows where it came from. No one knows what causes it. There is no cure.

When Anna begins having nightmares and waking hallucinations of the shadow people, her uneasiness about her condition grows. Enlisting the help of her doctor and some friends, Anna is determined to find out what's really going on and why Morgellons is such a mystery.

With her health declining and doubts about whom she can trust, is Anna doomed to become a slave to her condition? Or will she and her unlikely group of would-be heroes come through, saving her... and, ultimately, the world?

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Excerpt

As Anna walked home through the glistening streets of Deeplake, Washington, she adjusted her scarf and wrapped her coat around herself tightly, her breath fogging up the air in front of her. After a brief glance over her shoulder, she quickened her pace, her bag of groceries teetering in her arms momentarily as she readjusted her grip.

She’d been feeling like someone was watching or following her for weeks. At first she just shrugged it off as her own overactive imagination, but the other day, she could’ve sworn she saw a shadow out of the corner of her eye. When she looked, there was nothing there. That wasn’t the first time she had seen shadows. They were always there, just out of sight, their existence never confirmed by a direct glance. But every time it happened, she got goosebumps and the hair on the back of her neck stood on end like it does when you know someone is watching you.

Her left eye began to feel itchy and grainy as she walked, and she cursed herself for not driving. She blinked several times, but after a few moments her eye felt like it had sand in it again. This was accompanied by an unpleasant tickling sensation, which became annoying very quickly.

Her thoughts wandered as her eye got worse. She felt guilty but justified for not mentioning her problems to Casey, who had more than enough on her plate already. She also didn’t want to come across as crazy; Anna was certain she wasn’t. Some of the recent events in her life were crazy, but she was definitely sane.

Do crazy people think they’re sane?


About the Author
Jennifer-Crystal Johnson is originally from Germany, but was raised an Army brat. She has published one novella under her former last name, The Outside Girl: Perception is Reality (Publish America, 2005 - out of print as of 2013), a poetry book, Napkin Poetry (Broken Publications, 2010), and a collection of poetry, art, and prose called Strangers with Familiar Faces (Broken Publications, 2011). She's also published a collection of short creature horror stories called If You're Human Don't Open the Door (Broken Publications, 2012), a personal development book called The Ten Pillars of a Happy Relationship (Broken Publications, 2014), and a collection of more horror stories (no creatures this time, just people) called Our Capacity for Evil (Broken Publications, 2015). She has several poems and short stories published on Every Writer's Resource and has recently published a science fiction novel called Fibers, the first book in the Infiltration Trilogy. Jen owns and operates Broken Publications (www.BrokenPublications.com) and publishes an annual anthology to raise awareness about domestic violence called Soul Vomit (www.SoulVomit.com). When she isn't writing or editing, she enjoys playing games with her three kids, watching crime shows on Netflix, or reading. She lives in WA State with her three children, three cats, and a crazy puppy named Thor.

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54 comments:

  1. When did you decide to become a writer?

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    1. Hi Mai! Thank you for your question =). I began writing when I was about eight or nine but made the decision to pursue it as a career when I was about 17 and pregnant. I figured writing would be something that I could do while also taking care of a family. Of course life doesn't always work out the way you expect it to, but luckily, I've been able to keep writing even though I also work and am a single mom of three =).

      Thank you for stopping by and checking out my book! =)

      Jen

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  2. What an intriguing premise! I also like how the cover deigns has got this slightly creepy vibe. :-)

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    1. Hi Birgit! Thank you so much; I'm flattered you like it! =) My oldest daughter was actually the model for that cover photo =).

      Jen

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  3. Do you find it easier (or more satisfying?) to write poetry or fiction?

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    1. Hi 1993wel! Hope I got your username correct lol.

      I love writing poetry when I have something emotional to work through... journaling has saved my life & my sanity on multiple occasions! But something truly amazing happens when you work on a fictional novel and find that all of the pieces are clicking together during your final revisions.

      I haven't written very much poetry recently, but I thoroughly enjoyed working on Fibers. It was a challenge at times, but when I finished, it was extremely satisfying. Because this was my first full-length novel, I think it took me longer to write it than if I'd written novels before... but I expect that, as with anything else, future books will become easier to write =).

      Thank you so much for stopping by!

      Jen

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  4. Thank you for the excerpt! I enjoyed it :)

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    1. Hi Freya! I'm happy & flattered that you enjoyed it - hopefully you enjoy the entire novel ;). Thanks!

      Jen

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  5. Sounds like you're a very experienced author/poet! thank you for the chance!
    deannankeller@yahoo.com

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    1. Aaaawww, thank you! I'm happy you enjoyed the excerpt! =D

      Jen

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    1. Hi Wendy - thank you for commenting! I hope you enjoy it =).

      Jen

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  7. how do you overcome writer's block?

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    1. Hi Wigget! Thank you for commenting =).

      If I feel like I can't move forward with a story, I either take a step back and try again or write anyway. Usually once the ideas start flowing again, writing just comes naturally. Another thing I love to do is just call up a friend and talk about our works in progress together - then you get to kind of feed on each other's excitement =).

      I hope that helps! Thanks so much for stopping by =).

      Jen

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  8. The excerpt sounds intriguing! Thanks for the chance!

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    1. Hi Susan! Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoy the book =). My next blog stops are starting on Monday and I'll be sending out more excerpts via email to anyone who signs up for my mailing list at www.JenniferCrystalJohnson.com. They will be text as well as video, so I'm finishing the videos this week so everything is set up =).

      Thanks again!

      Jen

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  9. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!!

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    1. Hi Natasha! Thank you for stopping by and reading - I hope you enjoy the book! =D

      Jen

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  10. Another title added to my TBR list!

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    1. Hi Stacy! Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it =).

      Jen

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  11. An intriguing excerpt. I sure would like to read the whole story and will be on the lookout for it. Fantasy/Science Fiction is my favourite genre but good examples are not that easy to find. When I find a good writer, I tend to devour their entire collection.
    MPaula

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    1. Hi MPaula! I'm so excited to read this! Science fiction is my favorite, too, so I certainly hope that I can do the genre justice =).

      Jen

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  12. Come to St Louis for a book signing?

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    1. I wish! lol... I would absolutely love to do some signings but plan to start locally first =). I'm all the way in WA State, but if an opportunity arises to do a real life tour, I'll keep everyone updated via my Facebook, Twitter, and email list =). Thank you for stopping by, Lori!

      Jen

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  13. Thank you for the chance to win

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  14. I like the teaser. It sounds like a story with some twists and turns.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting! I hope you enjoy the book =).

      Jen

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  15. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Lysa! I'm glad you enjoyed it! If you'd like to read or listen to more excerpts, you can sign up for my mailing list at www.JenniferCrystalJohnson.com =). I have a series of 12 excerpts all of my email list will receive to get to know a few more parts of the story =).

      Thanks so much!

      Jen

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  16. Thanks for the book suggestion! I just put it on my to read list! It sounds exactly like the kinds of books I enjoy :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Amanda! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment =).

      Jen

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to stop by! Best of luck to you =).

      Jen

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  18. Liked the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Hi Sharon! I hope you enjoy the book and best of luck with the giveaway! =)

      Jen

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    1. Hi Lee! I'm so happy you like it! My oldest daughter modeled for the cover so she'll be thrilled to hear this =).

      Jen

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  20. This sounds like quite an interesting book.

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    1. Hi Karen! Thank you for your interest & taking the time to stop by and comment! I'll be finalizing my email/video series of excerpts this week so if you want to learn more, you can sign up at www.JenniferCrystalJohnson.com =).

      Jen

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  21. I really enjoyed the excerpt, sounds very interesting. I really like the choice of your book cover as well.

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    1. Hi Natasha! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment & read! I hope you enjoy the book =).

      Jen

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  22. Sounds like a lovely read! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Hi Edye! Thank you for commenting! Best of luck in the giveaway =).

      Jen

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  23. Hi everyone! I know this is a day later, but I wanted to say thank you to everyone for taking the time to read and comment. I was actually at the hospital with a friend for most of the day yesterday, both for her and for me to check an injury in my hand that's making it weird to type/work. Apparently I damaged some of the nerves in my hand.

    BUT that's beside the point =). If you're curious to learn more about the book, I have an email series as well as a video series that will be completed later this week, so if you'd like to receive more excerpts before buying the book, just enter your name and email at www.JenniferCrystalJohnson.com.

    Thank you all so much for stopping by, and good luck in the giveaway! =D

    Jen

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  24. Oooh, that cover looks deliciously creepy! I am definitely adding this to my TBR list. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much! My oldest daughter was the eyeball model for this ;). So happy you enjoy it! I hope you love the book! =)

      Jen

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  25. What an intriguing book! Great excerpt. Thanks for sharing. What was your inspiration for this story?

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