Jen Minkman - YA Paranormal and Dystopian Author: 2017

zondag 31 december 2017

Welcome to Jen Minkman's young adult Fiction website!

Thank you so much for visiting my page! I'm an author from the Netherlands, but my books are all available in English as well as many other languages. I mostly write YA Paranormal or YA Dystopian novels and novellas, but I also have some short stories out there. Please click on the links in the top bar to find out more about my young adult books, the locations where my stories take place, and myself as a person. If you'd like to receive updates when I publish something new (or want to receive content that I only send out to my fans!), you can subscribe to my newsletter in the upper right corner.

Once again, thanks for visiting and don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions :) My email is jenminkman (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Best wishes,
Jen Minkman.

woensdag 24 mei 2017

One of the Shattered Worlds authors: featured this week!

Shattered Worlds features Armitage and Culican's SLAYER!

Dragon Tamer, Book One
Dragons versus slayers in a war centuries old. Lies and loss. What will happen when the truth is unfolded?

Destined to Slay

In the small homestead of Dronias, where monsters terrorize, young Julianna is a dragon killer – or so she’s been trained. Destined to be one of the great slayers like generations before her, Julianna is eager to fulfill her destiny of defending her village.

A Sword Infused with Power

On her eighteenth birthday, she embarks on a journey to kill her first dragon, a right of passage like so many before her. Magic Goblin sword in hand, Julianna tracks down her beastly target but finds herself unable to deliver the final blow.

A War Centuries Old

In her moment of weakness, with sword poised, Julianna suddenly finds herself no longer staring down the emerald eyes of a dragon. Instead, a handsome young dragon shifter named Ash is staring up at her with beseeching eyes.

Danger and Betrayal

Forced into an unlikely alliance in an attempt to prevent a needless and bloody war between their nations, Julianna and Ash must survive a world where danger lurks around every corner, and where not everyone is hoping for peace.

A young adult sword and sorcery adventure, Slayer is an epic fantasy novel packed with plenty of action, twists, thrills, and magic. The first book in the Dragon Tamer series by USA TODAY bestselling authors Armitage and Culican, Slayer is sure to have readers begging for more.

Read SLAYER exclusively in SHATTERED WORLDS!

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JA Culican bio:
J.A. Culican is a teacher by day and a writer by night. She lives in New Jersey with her husband of eleven years and their four young children.

           J.A. Culican’s inspiration to start writing came from her children and their love for all things magical. Bedtime stories turned to reality after her oldest daughter begged her for the book from which her stories of dragons came from. In turn, the series The Keeper of Dragons was born.

​JA Armitage bio:
Born in a small town, J.Armitage longed for adventure and travel.
Age 20 she moved to Dublin, then to San Diego, then Sydney and back to California where she did a brief stint working at Universal Studios being a minder to Sponge Bob.
Once back in Britain she got married, had babies and decided to write about the adventure she was now missing out on. She works full time, is a mum to three kids and has had a surrogate baby.

            She has skydived twice (and survived), climbed Kilimanjaro and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. She has also worked as a professional clown and banana picker amongst other jobs. 

           Somehow she finds time to write.

And Pre-order Your Passport to Shattered Worlds!

From dystopian nightmares to gorgeous steampunk and fantasy settings to fairy-tale retellings and beyond, SHATTERED WORLDS has every story you've been dying to get your hands on!

This unique Young Adult/New Adult collection, inspired by the creative minds of today's New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors, promises to satisfy your cravings for action and adventure as you experience rune magic and time-travel, overthrow corrupt governments, meet reapers and aliens, battle dragons, fall hopelessly in love, and break ancient curses, right alongside some of the bravest characters in fantasy fiction!

Each book within this collection is exclusive to the set and can't be found anywhere else.

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donderdag 18 mei 2017

YA Scavenger Hunt kicks off in June!

I'm taking part in a massive scavenger hunt in June, sponsored by An Alliance of Young Adult Authors. This is an opportunity  to discover new authors, grab a bunch of free books for your summer reading, and sign up to win a whole bunch of epic prizes!

Are you ready to join the hunt?


The Scavenger Hunt will begin on June 1st!

Each author will be given a special keyword, which will be bolded and all caps like this: BUTTERFLIES.

All you have to do is visit all the author’s sites in order, write down the special keywords to discover the short story, then enter the giveaway with the completed short story HERE.

There will be one main giveaway for the main prize, but most of the participating authors will also have smaller giveaways so make sure you read all their post carefully to see what else they’re offering while you’re on their site for the keyword.

1.Cindy Ray Hale
2. Katherine Bogle
3. Melle Amade
4. David Kudler
5. A.M. Yates
6. Alethea Kontis
7. Stevie Rae Causey
8. Katlyn Duncan
9. Debbie Manber Kupfer
10. Meredith Efken
11. Meredith Rose
12. Lara Ann
13. K.M. Robinson
14. J.A. Culican
15. Heather Karn
16. Rob L. Slater
17. Dylan Keefer
18. Sarah K. Wilson
19. L.J. Higgins
20. Gina Marie Long
21. Em Kazmierski
22. Travis Hall
23. Heather Young-Nichols
24. Anna Santos
25. J.L. Weil
26. Jo Schneider
27. Rebecca Fernfield
28. Kristin D. Van Risseghem
29. Martine Lewis
30. Tara Benham
31. Stacy Claflin
32. Beth Hammond
33. Erica Monroe Cope
34. Nicole Zoltack
35. Char Webster
36. Sabrina Ramoth
37. T.J. Muir
38. Raquel Lyon
39. Beth Rodgers
40. S.L. Beaumont
41. Eva Pohler
42. Melanie McFarlane
43. Cheryllynn Dyess
44. Audrey Rich
45. Amanda Zieba
46. Sandie Will
47. Elle Scott
48. Angie Grigaliunas
49. Ashley Maker
50. Mandy Peterson
51. Audrey Grey
52. Elisa Dane
53. Amy McNulty
54. Melinda Cordell
55. Monica Leonelle
56. Claire Luana
57. Frost Kay
58. Preeti C. Sharma
59. Bentz Deyo
60. April Wood
61. Lena Mae Hill
62. Angel Leya
63. Wendi Wilson
64. Wendy Knight
65. Chogan Swan
66. Tamara Hart Heiner
67. Norma Hinkens
68. Patti Larsen
69. Megan Crewe
70. Jamie Thornton
71. Jessie Renée
72. T.A. Maclagan
73. Lydia Sherrer
74. Phyllis Moore
75. P.D. Workman
76. J.A. Armitage
77. K.N. Lee
78. Angela Fristoe
79. Rhonda Sermon
80. G.K. DeRosa
81. Erin Richards
82. Ali Winters
83. Larissa C. Hardesty
84. Kristine Tate
85. Debra Kristi
86. Bella Rose
87. Cortney Pearson
88. Jeff Kohanek
89. Kristal Shaff
90. Rachel Morgan
91. Emma Right
92. C.L. Cannon
93. Joanne Macgregor
94. Lindsey Loucks
95. Farah Kuck
96. Erin Hayes
97. Jesikah Sundin
98. Dorothy Dreyer
99. Danielle Annett
100. C.J. Ethington
101. L.C. Hibbett
102. Madeline Dyer
103. Katie John
104. Nicole Schubert
105. Rachel Medhurst
106. Tee G Ayer
107. May Freighter
108. Heather Dyer
109. Jen Minkman
110. J.L. Gillham
111. Karen Tomlinson
112. Kate Haye
114. Martina Billings
115. Jo Ho
116. Brian King
117. Inna Hardison
118. Rachel Bateman
119. Sally Henson
120. J.L. Hendricks
121. A.L. Knorr
122. T.M. Franklin
123. Konstanz Silverbow
124. Felisha Antonette
125. Jake Devlin
126. S.F. Benson
127. Laurie Treacy
128. Emily Martha Sorensen
129. Leia Stone
130. T. Rae Mitchell
131. J. Keller Ford
132. Kat Stiles
133. Jessica Hawke
134. Elyse Reyes
135. Sophie Davis
136. Bianca Scardoni
137. Jenetta Penner
138. David R. Bernstein
139. Olivia Wildenstein
140. Derek Murphy