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Jana Oliver

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in Iowa, The United States




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Jana Oliver is an international and Amazon bestselling author who lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Her novels have won numerous awards, including the Prism Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Supense as well as the National Readers' Choice Award.

Her novels cross many genres, including Young Adult (the Demon Trappers Series, Briar Rose), time travel/historical mystery (The Time Rovers Series) and paranormal romance (Tangled Souls).

She is co-author of Socially Engaged: The Author's Guide to Social media, written with Tyra Burton.

She is happiest when she's researching urban legends, peering at old maps and adding to her growing collection of single malt Scotch.

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Jana Oliver Hi Amanda,
Sorry it took a while to answer this. Sometimes finding things on Goodreads is a lot light a scavenger hunt.

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Hi Amanda,
Sorry it took a while to answer this. Sometimes finding things on Goodreads is a lot light a scavenger hunt.

There will be one more book featuring Riley and Beck (VALIANT LIGHT -- Nov. 2016). We'll get to see exactly why these two have had such tough lives and why what they'd experienced matters. And there might even be a wedding, too. (Wink)

Hope that's good news!(less)
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Forsaken (The Demon Trapper...

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Sojourn (Time Rovers, #1)

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Chapter Three

Pluscarden Abbey


If someone had told Denver Beck that a poor boy from South Georgia would spend a full week hanging with Benedictine monks at an abbey in northern Scotland, he’d have told them they were drunk or stoned. Or both. Nevertheless, he had done just that at Pluscarden Abbey. Now that he was at the end of his studies as a grand master initiate, this l...

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“The End is Nigh!" the man shouted.
"Is there still time for hot chocolate?" Riley asked.
The-End-is-Nigh guy blinked. "Ah, maybe, I don’t know.”
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“Here I am with a seriously hunky guy and I'm covered in demon pee. Why does the universe hate me?”
Jana Oliver, Forsaken

“What did ya learn from this dumbass stunt?”
Here's where she was supposed to apologize, promise to be a good little girl and never do anything like this again.
Screw that.
Riley locked eyes with him. “I learned that the Holy Water better be fresh, that I need practice throwing the spheres, and that someone has to watch my back so asshats don't steal my demons.”
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Which August New Release would you like to read in October?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In August 2012" list.

Defiance (Defiance, #1) by C.J. Redwine
Defiance by C.J. Redwine
(Defiance, #1)
  5 votes, 25.0%

Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6) by Chloe Neill
Biting Cold by Chloe Neill
(Chicagoland Vampires, #6)
  4 votes, 20.0%

Widow’s Web (Elemental Assassin, #7) by Jennifer Estep
Widow’s Web by Jennifer Estep
(Elemental Assassin, #7)
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Fear the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #9) by Alexandra Ivy
Fear the Darkness by Alexandra Ivy
(Guardians of Eternity, #9)
  3 votes, 15.0%

Howl For It (Includes Pride, #0.5) by Shelly Laurenston
Howl For It by Shelly Laurenston
(Anthology; Includes Pride #0.5)
  2 votes, 10.0%

Kitty Steals the Show (Kitty Norville #10) by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn
(Kitty Norville, #10)
  1 vote, 5.0%

Two Weeks' Notice (Revivalist, #2) by Rachel Caine
Two Weeks' Notice by Rachel Caine
(Revivalist, #2)
  1 vote, 5.0%

Endgame (Sirantha Jax, #6) by Ann Aguirre
Endgame by Ann Aguirre
(Sirantha Jax, #6)
  1 vote, 5.0%

Foretold (The Demon Trappers, #4) by Jana Oliver
Foretold by Jana Oliver
(The Demon Trappers, #4)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Haunted (Anna Strong Chronicles, #8) by Jeanne C. Stein
Haunted by Jeanne C. Stein
(Anna Strong Chronicles, #8)
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message 14: by Andrea

Andrea Thank you so much for accepting my friend request!!! :)

message 13: by Jana

Jana Oliver Mistress Moon -

Wow, I really need to check my emails out here more often. (sighs).

The third book is out (FORGIVEN), though the cover now matches the UK books instead of the US ones. I understand the OCD thing, really I do. ;-)


message 12: by Jana

Jana Oliver Kayleigh,

Thank you for reading my books!

I have read the Morganville Vampire series and I love them! They rock.


Kayleigh ClaireDanvers ClaireBear Grennan Thank you for being my friend! and I am thanking you for writing such amazing books! I have cried through these and they made my life whole! THANK YOU!!! :)

message 10: by Moekari

Moekari Katoa kiorana Jana

thank you for adding me and thank you for writing something so different that makes me want and need to read more about Riley!

message 9: by NocturnalRavings(Jodie) (last edited Aug 23, 2012 03:26PM)

NocturnalRavings(Jodie) Is there going to be a US edition for the third Demon Trappers book? Hopefully with a matching cover,because my OCD likes matching covers. :D

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message 7: by Jana

Jana Oliver Sangria3 wrote: "Hi Jana! Thanks for your friendship! :)
I own Demon Trappers # 0.5 and #1 - I can't wait to read them. Should I start with #0.5 first or #1?"

My heavens! I should check my comments more often. Sorry! RETRO DEMONOLOGY is Riley's first solo trapping experience so if you want to get a taste her life, that'd be a good place to start.

message 6: by Katie

Katie Hi Jana, thanks for adding me!!

message 5: by Jana

Jana Oliver Hope you enjoy it, Charlotte.

Charlotte Thanks so much for adding me! I'm really looking forward to reading the second part of Demon Trappers.

message 3: by Jana

Jana Oliver My pleasure!

message 2: by Becca

Becca Thx so much for adding me :)

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