Sorry I’ve been out of touch with blogging, but I’ve stepped up my novel-writing schedule. I finished Jackson #10 (Yay!), and it’s now in the editing phase, with a release date of early March.

Deadly Bonds medAnd, as odd as this sounds, I keep forgetting that Deadly Bonds (Jackson #9) hasn’t released yet. It feels like I wrote the story ages ago! But my author copies arrived today, so release day is coming soon—August 26th!

I’m starting to get great reviews from NetGalley readers, so I’m excited to for readers to see this one. In fact, I’m giving away a couple copies today to my favorite commenters.  I’m also giving away 7 copies at Goodreads, and there’s still time to enter.

I’m also getting beta reader feedback for Jackson #10, so I occasionally get mixed up about which story is under discussion. I also recently posted the first chapter of the new book on a Facebook page, and the first person who read the excerpt said it was a mild spoiler for Deadly Bonds. Oops! Again, I’d forgotten that readers haven’t had access to it yet. I’ll be glad when it’s finally out there!

The good news is that the beta reader feedback on Jackson #10 is terrific, so I’m getting excited for everyone to read the new story too.

In between Jackson stories, I wrote The Target, Agent Dallas #2. That series is indie published so the book  is already on the market and selling well. But if you’ve read it and liked it, please leave me a good review on Amazon. The story features Agent Dallas and Agent River, so some male readers were put off by too many women, and another reader called it a “lifestyle” story, and I suspect he didn’t care for River and her transgendered status. So I need you to help offset those negative reviews, if you have a minute.

Up next is Dallas #3. I’m in the plotting stage, but I hope to have the story completed and published before the end of the year. That was the goal I set last summer—by the end of 2014 to have written two more Jackson books (for a total of ten) and two more Dallas novels (to make a three-book set).

I think I’m going to pull it off. The only thing that could be a setback is having to sell our house, pack, and move. But the new house, and the lovely view of the Cascades should inspire me to make up the writing time.

Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter to win a print copy of Deadly Bonds.

  1. LJ,
    I have to tell you I really enjoyed writing a review for “Deadly Bonds” on Goodreads , Net Galley and on Authors in the Spotlight. This book is a must read for all Jackson fans. It is a riveting story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. I am pleased to have received an advance copy to read and review. Now I want to make sure I get to add number 9 to my Sellers shelf in my office.

    Great writing.

  2. I am looking forward to the next installment of the Jackson series. The stories are exciting and well written. I also would recommend the Agent Dallas series. LJ Sellers knows how to develop a story and integrate characters that keep you reading until the end.

  3. I can’t wait for this book to become available, I have become a big fan of your work! 🙂

  4. L.J.,
    As I mentioned when you posted the excerpt for “Sleep Death” I don’t think it spoiled anything in the “Deadly Bonds” story. All of the things you referred to in the short except connected to information we had on Jackson’s plans with Kera. Schak was dealing with health issues and family issues in Crimes of Memory. I don’t think anything you shared with your fans affected the “Deadly Bonds” story. If anything fans who read the excerpt will want to read your story when it is released.

  5. Thanks for the support! I’m honored that you collect my work.

  6. Hey, with a comment like that, how can you not be a winner?

  7. Thanks, Charlene, for commenting and supporting my books. It’s been a long wait for this one, hasn’t it?

  8. It’ll be worth the wait 🙂

  9. Proofreading one of your Detective Jackson books was probably my favorite editing project to date. I loved it, and I would love to read more of your books! 🙂

  10. I love all of the Detective Jackson mysteries and I can’t wait to read Deadly Bonds! Agent Dallas is great too :). You are a very talented writer.

  11. Your books are always the best.So looking forward to end of August and #9 of Det Jackson. I’ll come help you pack if it will make Agent Dallas get here by end of the year !! 🙂

  12. Thank you so much for the chance to win a print book!!!! We love your writing and look forward to more in the future!

    You bring your characters to life so if someone didn’t like them they wouldn’t like them being so vivid? Sorry to hear of anything negative review-wise!

    Again, thanks for the fun chance!!!

  13. I’ve been pining for some Detective Jackson and just pre-ordered. Thank you so much.

    I’ll put March on my calendar for #10.

  14. OH, I can’t wait. I discovered your books last year, and I bought them all 7days after I read first one. I cannot wait to get my hands on this one too.

  15. LJ I love all your books. Detective Jackson is my favorite ones. I can’t wait for the next one. Thank you for the opportunity to win a free copy! 🙂

  16. I am SO excited about “Deadly Bonds” coming out soon! I love Det. Jackson. Thanks for the opportunity to win a free print copy. I’m caring for my dying elderly mom and missed reading the blog or facebook yesterday, so I hope I’m not too late. Regardless, I look forward to reading it!!

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