Michelle Cornwell-Jordan's Blog - Posts Tagged "young-adult"

Ok, Hello to everyone out there! Welcome to my journey! This is a wild ride,presenting Reahket to the world! When we published on Oct.23rd, 1st for Barnes&Noble.com's Nook, and then Amazon's Kindle,it felt as if I was exposing my newborn babe:) But we're up and running. Ok, for those not up to speed on Reahket, it's the story of 5 teens that has their world pulled out from under their feet when they discover they have paranormal powers, and better yet; discover they are destined to save the world! Wow,can you imagine, the only thing on your mind is why your boyfriend, (and no I haven't forgotten you guys), girlfriend's hadn't called...and the next thing you know, you're able to control Fire, Water, or have wicked pyschic powers! Then you can imagine how main characters 16year old Kepi Oliver, and Asher Kincaid feel. Anyway, their story is out for the whole world to see. Come on join the fun!
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Published on November 04, 2011 07:08 • 94 views • Tags: fantasy, science, teen, young-adult
Ok, well a little backstory. It took myself and co-author Danny Jones about a year to write Reahket. It all started with a hum....no, not speaking of something musical but a condition. I like researching unusual or little known facts and I found this internet hopping one day. A condition where people from different places, decades all heard this hum, a sound similar to a large truck or bus revving its engine! Doctors and scientist couldn't explain it, trying all sorts of treatments and nothing helped, so-o-o-o- these people had to live with this condition. So-o-o- my brain started percolating and I was like...what if...a group of kids heard this sound when they came into their new powers...and Reahket was born! I am a director of an after school program , and Danny is one of the teachers plus a paranormal junkie like me....and well, history was made!:)

So, yep about a year of my writing a chapter, emailing to him and he returning it, and so forth...until our first e-book, the first in what will be a trilogy!

A real experience!
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Published on November 04, 2011 07:25 • 70 views • Tags: fantasy, science, teen, young-adult
Ok everyone, you can now follow me and the happenings of Reahket on Facebook and Twitter! Got to be honest, that was a nerve wracking experience! I am by nature a little long winded! took me about 40 minutes just too set up the author profile! geez! But it is done so I am firmly rooted in today's social networking system:) So proud of me! Anyway, stay tuned....on face book I plan to start a visual tour of Kepi's and Asher's hometown...or Kincaid Texas! Well, actually Keller Texas which Kincaid was loosely based. No no real or live businesses were actually used!Ok?! Just basically, the landscape, the area and such. So will be adding some pics showing the areas that inspired Kincaid! Anyway, keep an eye out:)
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Published on November 04, 2011 10:49 • 98 views • Tags: fantasy, science-fiction, teens, young-adult
Hey, everyone I had my first experience this morning with one of the Goodreads group, and it was awesome! When I received that first comment on my thread from Ayana G. I was so nervous I had to have my daughter read it first:) LOL, anyway, they were very sweet and welcoming to me. I was a little nervous because I am a big fan of the YA field, well, obviously, but probably much older than alot of those in the group, but they welcomed me,and for that I am very grateful. Although I made a couple of mistakes:( I asked one of the members a question and before receiving her answer...I posted a gnite:( I didnt realize that yeah, hey...takes a minute to type. LOL, so Ayana G. my apologies, if I am starting to hang out with you bunch, I will make my bedtime later:) My daughter liked the group so much, she will be setting up her own goodreads acct and joining! Angel says hello Ayana and Danica!

anyways, thanks so much I appreciate you guys:)
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Published on November 05, 2011 04:24 • 119 views • Tags: fantasy, scienc, teen, young-adult
Hello, everyone, I have been working on some things for Reahket... Don't laugh, but until last evening, I had never used Windows Movie maker! I know right?! But I fumbled my way through it, and I must say, I am a little proud of my first effort. I am waiting for the official book trailer to be completed and released by a wonderful graphic company that I use, Next Artist, they're responsible for our fabulous Reahket cover! But I wanted to try my hand at an original book trailer that will be presented on You Tube, and then here at my author page. When I get the tweaks out, then I will let you know. At that time, I will be asking for any request or suggestions that can be placed in the official design! But now I have turned my attentions to chatting with you guys, which is my all time fav thing to do! I am presenting the pets of Reahket!!!!; for those who read it or will read it, You may know that Kepi has two cats, their names are Bastet, and Isis. Well I am attaching pics that will introduce the real life Bastet and Isis! Bastet is the black/caramel mix and yes her real name is Bastet after the Egyptian goddess Bast, Kandace, which is in reference to the queens of ancient Nubia, all their Queens where called Kandaces, and the real life Isis is actually Precious:)(That's her name and disposition:) So, just wanted to share...Now the precious pooch, whose name is Cinnamon, is pretty in pink, sporting her cute pink jacket, very stylish I must say...Cinnamon is not mentioned in the first book, but may make some quest appearances in the next:)
Anyways, Happy Reading:)
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Published on November 06, 2011 12:04 • 57 views • Tags: fantasy, scienc, teen, young-adult
Just wanted to get the news out that in a couple weeks, a Reahket contest will be kicking off! The winner will receive a custom designed Reahket t-shirt!;created by Next Artist. More details will come soon!:)


Happy Reading! Reahket ( Book 1) by Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
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Published on November 06, 2011 13:42 • 77 views • Tags: fantasy, science, teen, young-adult
It's been confirmed that the new NIGHT SCHOOL: A Dasheen Bellamy, Vampire Hunter novel... The cover will be shot in January!




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Published on November 06, 2011 14:05 • 104 views • Tags: fantasy, scienc, teen, young-adult
Hey everyone

The first Reahket book trailer is now on youtube and is now displayed on my page. Yes, I created it with the wonders of movie maker. Now, I realize that is seems a little simple:) But this was my initiating into video editing!:) Plus this is the intro to the contest I will be running through December 3rd! It is the MAKE REAHKET FABULOUS! by sending in your suggestions on how to improve the new Reahket trailer;Positive and constructive suggestions please:)The suggestion or entry that is used to remake the Reahket trailer will win a free Reahket T-shirt!
The last day to enter is Dec.3rd. Winner will be announced on Dec. 10th
Please email your suggestions, by clicking on my email tag here at Goodreads, or to mcjordan37@att.net.

See the Rockin Reahket Tee in Pics gallery:)

Good luck and Happy Reading:)
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Published on November 12, 2011 07:34 • 150 views • Tags: fantasy, science, teen, young-adult
Hey everyone!

Couple of things. If you are under 18 years old, you will need a parent's permission to enter, due to the winner will be asked to share distribution information in order to receive the T-shirt. An alternate prize the winner can choose from will be an e-book copy of Reahket Book 1!


Thanks!

Good luck and Happy Reading:)
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Published on November 12, 2011 08:34 • 122 views • Tags: fantasy, science, teen, young-adult
Hey everyone just wanted to reach out and give a quick update on the trailer contest; submissions of suggestions on how to Make the book trailer better! has been coming in! Whoo hoo! Everything from music videos to a movie entry has been suggested!
So keep it coming guys...with your help Reahket will be fab!:)

Also, just wanted to give a shout out to some Reahket junkies out there; you guys have really been stepping forward and supporting the cause:) You have been full steam with your support of Reahket:) So I want to give a big thanks to you guys:) I'm loving the comic book that you're penning based on Reahket, too fabulous:) I liked so much, I included a few pics of your efforts!

So book fam, please check out the photo gallery for new pic updates, of the new rockin Reahket Tee, and some pics of the Reahket Junkies pics...

Oh, and here is a big secret I am only telling my book fam...there is talk of an official Reahket comic book, coming Spring 2012...so, as things develop will most defintely keep you in the loop!:)


Alright all...

as always Happy reading!
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Published on November 20, 2011 09:14 • 71 views • Tags: fantasy, science, teen, young-adult