Tuesday, June 25, 2013


And we have our giveaway winners!!! :) Whoo-hoo

Sarah C. You've just won yourself 2 signed copies of any of my books!!! Go You!!

And The Unseen Promise has won the $50 Amazon gift card!!! Congrats!

Thanks so much you guys for all the love and support!
Please send me an e-mail at kleokatra1@gmail.com with info on how I can send you your prizes! :)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Post Zombified Book Blowout

I just wanted to take some time and thank you all for making the Zombified Book release such a surprisingly wonderful success. I am truly blessed and grateful to have such amazing fans who are as excited about these books as I am.
With your excitement and help today, Zombified made it into Amazon's top 100 short stories!!!
I'm still in shock. I'm not sure my husband or sister can hear yet, my delighted screams were so loud.

Thank-you, thank-you. You all are truly wonderful and I'm honored and blessed to be a part of your lives.



Zombified Release Party

It's a party!!!!

Thank-you so much for stopping by on my first ever book release blog party - The Crazy Fun Zombie Dress Up Party! I'll be available all day to chat, answer questions, do impromptu interviews or just have a killer time! 
Today's the big day - time to go out and get your very own copy of Zombified!!!!

This book release/blog party was designed to help promote Zombified and bump it up in the Amazon ratings today. By nabbing your $0.99 copy today, you'll be able to help your favorite author move up on the Amazon food chain! Go you! 

Super excited to continue helping spread the awesome-amazing-exciting news that ZOMBIFIED is available?!?!? 
   Talk about this event on your Facebook page.
   Have Twitter? – Tweet it up!
   Have a blog of your own? How about interviewing Jean or posting a review of one of her Zombie War books?

No party would be complete without PRIZES!!!! So here's your chance to win something AMAZING!

  • Leave a comment – this’ll enter you in the drawing for signed copies of any two of Jean’s books – your choice!
  • Post a picture on your blog of you dressed up for Halloween and tell us a little about that fun time in your life — this’ll enter you in the drawing of signed copies of any three of Jean’s books – your choice! (Leave a link to your blog in the comments so we can all share in the fun!)
  • Post a review of Zombie War: Zombified! or an interview of Jean on your blog – this will enter you into the drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card! (Don't forget to leave a link to your blog in the comments!)
Thanks so much for your love, support and fun today and every day! <3 You guys ROCK!!!

This was me dressed as Poison Ivy in 2011 at Disneyland. I was able to take a photo with three of my favorite ladies: Flora, Fauna and Merryweather!

Monday, June 10, 2013


I thought that with quitting my night job I'd have more freedom and flexibility to write, relax and have an overall outpouring of free time. I was obviously delusional. For some reason, I find myself exhausted after almost any activity, especially if it involves me being out in the sun. It's getting better, but sleep and I aren't on the best of terms right now.
I left my night job in March-April-ish and started writing grants part time from home, freeing myself to be able to focus more on the books. This sounds really good in theory, but having never worked from home before, this has proven to be more of a challenge than anything else. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the change, it's just an adjustment.
See, before, I got up, got ready for work, drove to work, worked and came home to write, clean the house, take care of 9 cats and my husband and try to find time to sleep. Now, I get up and find myself distracted by reading, tv, the adorable cats, internet searches, and really anything else that - oh! a butterfly. lol. It's been an interesting challenge for me to figure out the self-dicipline it takes to work from home. I didn't think this would be a difficult process, but strangely, it is.
I'm trying to adjust to days again, after being a night shift worker for the past 7 years, and that's where I'm finding the most difficulty. I want to sleep at night, but my body has other ideas. If I can get to sleep at a decent hour, I'm up at 1, 3, 5, and finally have to force myself out of bed around 10 and I'm exhausted. I straighten up the house, have breakfast, water the plants, check eMail and am exhausted by noon. I've been trying to force myself through this time, but it's been difficult. I'm up to being able to function for about 6-8 hours while the sun is up before I'm exhausted, so I'm getting there.
When people first start working the graveyard shift, it typically takes them 6-12 months to acclimate to the schedule. I'm hoping it won't take me that long to acclimate to a daywalker.
In other news, I'm beyond excited for the release of the final installment of Zombie War! It's surreal to be finished with a series. I hope you enjoy the conclusion of this short, gory horror. I look forward to celebrating the release day, June 21, with you all! Thanks so much for your support, encouragement and love, you guys are truly wonderful!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

New Cover Reveal!!!

The paranormal romance, Díon series, by M. E. Franco has a new look!

Here's a sneak-peek at the new covers!

As a San Francisco homicide detective, Mari Lucas was used to calling in favors to get her sister, Kerry, out of trouble, but this was the last straw. Instead of her usual minor brush with the law, Kerry landed herself in a locked psychiatric ward rambling about vampires who were out to get her. Working in San Francisco, Mari had seen a lot of crazy things, but vampires? Maybe Kerry had finally lost her mind. 

But when her sister goes missing from the secure psychiatric facility, Mari is forced to investigate her disappearance along with a disturbing increase in missing persons cases among the homeless population. Forced to work the case with an outside detective, Mari will stop at nothing to find her sister. But what she finds will change her life forever.

When a blood thirsty draugr terrorized his village, Reinn Gunnarson had no choice but to gather some men and follow the creature to its lair knowing they would never return. Mortally wounded, Reinn awoke to find the gods had cursed him to the same fate as the evil he had fought so hard to destroy – a draugr. He isolated himself inside the creature’s castle away from humans. This had worked well for over 1000 years until one rainy night when Kylee Shanon, a stubborn, foul mouthed woman knocked on his door looking for help, unaware of the danger within.

After escaping Raith Macrae and his team in San Francisco, Christopher Collins set up shop in a new location in Europe. A mistake by his men led to the discovery of a legendary draugr. Collins had heard the stories of how draugrs were hunted to extinction by the Díon because it was too dangerous to allow even one to exist; but if he could control it, he could use it to kill Raith and bring Mari Lucas back to his side where she belonged. 

When Reinn is forced to carry out Collins’s plan, a twist of fate gives Raith the chance to catch Collins while keeping Mari and his team safe. To do this; he will have to trust Reinn, a draugr. The type of creature Raith had been created to kill.

While you're checking out these two amazing books, pick up her steamy western romance!!

And you can't forget about her terror-inducing Basement Games!

Author Bio:

M. E. Franco lives in California with her husband and children. She works as a Behavior Analyst Consultant during the day and writes in her fantasy world at night. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, playing outside, music, and chocolate. See what she's up to at www.mefranco.com.

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