Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Gift For You

Hi everybody!

Sorry that I've been an absentee author, but this summer has been HECTIC! I've mostly been working on setting up my publishing company, ICG Books. I'm happy to report that we are soooo close to finally having something for you all to hold in your hands and read! I've also taken the opportunity to make some changes to Death and the Campus , and I believe it's a stronger book for the delay.


In my free time (what there has been of it) I've managed to finish a first draft of the second novel in the Jason Horde series, so if you enjoy this first one, there are many more adventures to come! I thank you all for your patience, and hope to reward you with a new excerpt soon!


I also have a little gift for all of those who participated in my contest. Go ahead and take this graphic and post it on your blog if you want, and if you really want you can link it back to my blog, but the choice is completely yours.

Sincerely,

J.G. Sexton

Monday, August 24, 2009

Contest Has Ended!

Hey everyone. First I want to apologize for taking so long to get back to my blog and end this contest. Being a father of 3, husband and full time student seems to take up an awful lot of time.

The contest has ended and a winner has been picked. Brian Willis, please come on down.

Brian won a black fedora with a candle, a magnifying glass and the following books:
Philip Marlowe's Guide to Life by Raymond Chandler
For Edgar by Sheldon Rusch
Thursday Next: First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde

I appreciate all the entries and promise to keep you all as updated as possible. Here's a picture of the winnings for all to see.

Brian please contact my assistant at mybooksmylove@gmail.com within a week (So you have until the 31st of August) and let us know how to get a hold of you so we can send this along.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Excerpt Anyone?

Just so you all didn't think you were 'following' for no reason, here's a tid bit of the first Jason Horde Mystery, Death and the Campus:

I soaked in the scene like my clothes were soaking up the rain. Behind me, I could hear several of the police officers cavalierly banter about the upcoming Founders' Day celebration. They thought it was a real shame that someone would off themselves four days before the big festivities and that whatever had been wrong with him surely could have been fixed by funnel cakes and Ferris wheels.
I shook my head and circled the other side of the statue, sinking to my haunches to get a better view. In defiance of the weather, I screwed the filter of another cigarette into my mouth and tried to light the damp cigarette with the damp lighter. it flicker once, then twice, then burst into the fullness of it's glow. I inhaled deeply as I watched Kendall chuckle with his other officers like frat boy at a party. He looked over his shoulder, then shouted, "Better look fast! The forensic guys are here."
I stood up and looked at him under the dead man. "You might as well send them home. They're not going to find anything."
Kendall gave a hearty guffaw. "These guys always find something. Science is the way to go now not those old fashioned gumshoe tactics you cling to." he smiled a wicked smile and leaned toward me, "And that's why you got kicked out of the academy." Had it not been for the weather and the somber scene, I'm not sure his followers would not have joined in a rousing "Oooh" at the taunt.
This time his words meant nothing to me, but it was my turn to get under his skin a little. "I got run out of the academy, Lieutenant, because I used my brain. You know, that thing that rattles around between your ears? I followed hunches and used intuition and that pissed you off. You guys are all too lazy these days, letting those scientists do your job for you and following procedure by the book, which just gets you in trouble. For example did any of you geniuses stop and wonder if using those umbrellas you're all holding to protect this body from the elements would have been a better use of your time than following the book and securing the perimeter with a conga line?"
"Ummmm...."
"I didn't think so. And that's why your forensic guys have wasted a trip. Everything's been washed away." I watched Larry spit in disgust. He knew I was right, and I knew it was killing him. I couldn't help myself and turned the dagger a little more. "Now, let's try to be useful, shall we? Tell me who this guy is."

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Let me know what you think!
J.G. Sexton

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hello All - New Blog - New Contest

Salutations to all!

My name is J.G. Sexton, and I'm a new author of mystery novels, and I'm very new to blogger.

I would like to bring some more readers in to my blog and learn more about the online book community and what readers are looking for.

So, I'm going to be holding a contest, that way I can learn more about the way that this all works, and meet some new people.

In this contest all I ask is that you check out my blog, comment on this post, and then tell others about my blog.

If you add yourself as a follower of mine, you get entered once to win.
If you post about my contest on your blog you'll be entered once to win.
If someone sees your post about my blog and comes and adds themselves as a follower of mine, you'll be entered once to win.

P.S. Don't forget to let people know that if they came here via your blog that they should let me know, so I can enter you to win

So there's three ways to be entered, and you can be entered 3 times or even more!

The prize you ask? A small basket with some fun goodies in it as well as 3 books. All of which are a surprise.

Thank you for stopping by! Hope to meet you all soon!

J. G.