I first introduced you to Joylene Nowell Butler here in 2011 at the time her second published novel, BROKEN BUT NOT DEAD, was being released.
During that interview, in addition to telling us about the story, Joylene shared bits about her writing process, gave us a peek at the beautiful lake she overlooks as she writes, and succinctly provided some excellent advice to aspiring writers:
“… to write … to learn your craft in earnest. Know your grammar to the best of your ability. Understand POV. Study the 3-Act Play. Learn to give and get critiques. It’s amazing what a wonderful tool critiquing is. Though others will tell you it’s your story and you know what’s best, don’t assume you do. Educate yourself. You have access to the internet? Use it. And read. Read everything in your genre that you can. Study why you love your favourite authors so much. Then get back to writing. Oh, and don’t forget to be stubborn. It helps.”
Since then, the sequel, MATOWAK: WOMAN WHO CRIES, has been published both as paperback and ebook.
Now, with a slight change to its title, MASKI: BROKEN BUT NOT DEAD is releasing today in ebook format for both Nook and Kindle.
Joylene’s psychological thrillers have never failed to capture me. They are the kind of stories you start and then can’t put down until the last page is turned. If you like mysteries, Maski won’t disappoint.
To the Breaking Point…
When Brendell Meshango resigns from her university professor position and retreats to her isolated cabin to repair her psyche, she is confronted by a masked intruder. His racial comments lead her to believe she is the solitary victim of a hate crime.
However, is all as it appears? After two bizarre days, the intruder mysteriously disappears but continues to play mind games with her. Taught by her mother to distrust the mainstream-based power structures, and with her stalker possibly linked to a high level of government, Brendell conceals the incident from the police. But will her silence keep her safe?
Then her beloved daughter, Zoë, is threatened and Brendell takes matters into her own hands. To save Zoë, Brendell searches for the stalker and confronts not just a depraved madman but her own fears and prejudices.
I wish Joylene much success with this, as with all her books. I’m particularly happy to be able to help get the word out, since she’s presently rather incapacitated. Last week Joylene suffered a nasty fall at her winter home in Bucerias, Mexico. It resulted in a broken femur and required a total hip replacement. She will be returning to Canada this weekend. Sending prayers up for a good trip and a very speedy recovery.
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8 thoughts on “MASKI: BROKEN BUT NOT DEAD – Joylene Nowell Butler”
Best of luck with this book Joylene and wishing you a speedy recovery.
I am like you regarding Joylene’s books. I know when I pick one up, I need to allow myself time to finish it. I cannot put it down once I start reading. She captures my attention on the first page, and holds my attention to the very end.
I am praying for a quick and pain free recovery.
Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to support one of my favorite authors too!
Good to hear from you, Katt, and I’m sure Jo appreciates your support.
Dear Carol! I don’t know what to say. This made me cry. You are such a dear friend. Words cannot express my gratitude. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Abrazos, joylene
What can I say? Friends do what they can to support friends. Besides, I loved BROKEN BUT NOT DEAD, so I’m happy to promote its ebook version so others are aware of it. And so you can relax and concentrate on healing. 🙂
Great news, both about the ebooks and Joylene’s recovery. Best of luck to both of you!
Thanks for featuring Joylene’s book.