There are only three days left to enter my Goodreads giveaway of I Am Justice. Time is running out! What are you waiting for? Get your fanny over to Goodreads and click the button.
“Fanny.” Cracks me up.
I’m channeling Gracie from I Am Grace. She doesn’t curse. And there’s a whole story about why. Oh, man, I love Gracie so much. And her relationship with Dusty. I can’t wait to share their story with you. Yes, I know I’m supposed to be peddling the first book and the giveaway, so after you win your free copy of I Am Justice come back and visit the I Am Grace page. There’s a free download of the first four chapters. Yay!! Enjoy!!
The first novel in my Band of Sisters series released on May 1st, 2018! I’ve been busy marketing, attending conventions, and book signings. Since I’m new at this whole marketing thing, I’ve been playing with some of the features over at Canva.com. I really like how easy the application is to use, but I’ve learned to be careful where I put the words. They can cut off when transferred to some social media sites. Today, I’m sharing a couple of my favorite IAJ marketing posts I’ve made.
This review from Night Owl made my day, and it was a complete surprise. I didn’t even know about it until I saw it on Amazon. Now that I’m posting it here, I can also see that the words are too light. I’ll have to go back and fix it!
A review from Bookpage sparked this marketing gem. One of the things that’s surprised me is how much better an ad will do when it features a man and a woman and not just the female protagonist. Thus, the ad below.
This has been by far my most successful ad. I’m actually off to go search out other hot male abs to add into more social media posts! It’s a tough job…Below is one of my very first marketing posts for IAJ. It’s a combination of reviews from Kirkus, PW, Booklist, and Bookpage.
My kick-ass book is here and running around in the world creating trouble!!! Woohoo! I am so freakin’ excited!! Plus I found out late last night that Amazon picked I Am Justice as a Best Books of the Month!! ???? ?Great reviews like those from Publishers Wkly, Romantic Times, and Kirkus Reviews. It’s a Bookpage Top Pick and now this!! I’m blown away!!
I’m so thrilled with the reception for this novel. And at the risk of getting all braggy, BookList–published by the American Library Association for over 100 years–just released this amazing review:
“Muñoz Stewart gives us a high-octane adventure with her new series, Band of Sisters. Justice was sold to human traffickers as a child and saw her sister murdered by them. After the Parish family rescued her, she vowed that no woman would have to go through the humiliation and violence she did. The wealthy Parish family’s businesses and private school are covers for their real organization: a secret sisterhood of assassins, hackers, and scientists all rescued by the matriarch, Mukta, and all intent on combating crimes against women. With their resources, Justice finds the men who “owned” her in Jordan, and she’s ready for blood. Pretending to join the refugee work of soldier-turned-humanitarian Sandesh, she enters the country, but her quest isn’t the only thing that heats up in Jordan. Muñoz Stewart discusses such sensitive topics as human trafficking, sexual violence, and sexism, which are rarely examined in romantic suspense, while the diverse members of the Parish family and their mission to protect women everywhere give these topics a little more hope than usual.”
The last line of the review is exactly what I set out to do. Talk about the hard stuff, but give hope and encouragement. ❤
RT BookReviews is running a giveaway for members of the magazine and one of the books being offered is my own novel, I Am Justice. If you’re a fan of kick-ass romantic suspense and happen to have one of these awesome memberships, today is your lucky day! Or it could be. Enter here.
If you don’t have an account and are currently making a sad face, not to worry! You can pre-order I Am Justice today. Come on, you knew I was going to pimp my book.
BARNES AND NOBLE
What a wonderful surprise to find in my inbox! I’m so excited that Publishers Weekly
has chosen to do a review for I Am Justice.
You can read this powerful review online here
, but just in case you don’t have a PW account, you can also read the review below.
“In this gritty launch of the Band of Sisters romantic suspense series, Stewart plays adeptly with the reader’s emotions. As a child, Justice Parish was sold to human traffickers who killed her sister Hope. After being rescued, Justice was adopted by a family of powerful women who train her to take on her abusers. Sandesh Ross has his own demons to slay from his days in Special Forces; he finds salvation in founding a Middle Eastern charity, the International Peace Team, devoted to saving refugee women from human traffickers. When Sandesh meets Justice, their chemistry is immediate and explosive. But, as they join forces to help the vulnerable, they’re faced with the unmistakable fact that someone in the Parish family is feeding information to their enemies. Stewart includes disturbing and graphic descriptions of child abuse and doesn’t shy away from describing the unfettered violence that the traffickers inflict on their victims. Stewart also masterfully drags a series of red herrings into the tale before delivering a most unexpected traitor. This forceful novel isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but those who can handle the violence will find the story powerful and memorable. Agent: Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary. (May)”
If you haven’t yet, you can pre-order I Am Justice here
. Thanks to everyone for your continued support. You guys are the best!