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JB McGee
Bestselling author of the 'This' Series, Skipping Stones, and coming soon Saving Alex.  Radio talk show host of The Light on Survival Radio Christian Network.  Mondays 8:30 PM EST. 347.237.4648 
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J.B. McGee's books on Goodreads
Broken Broken (This Trilogy, #1)
reviews: 153
ratings: 906 (avg rating 3.74)

Mending Mending (This Trilogy, #2)
reviews: 112
ratings: 695 (avg rating 4.22)

Forgiven Forgiven (This Trilogy #3)
reviews: 2
ratings: 2 (avg rating 3.50)

Conspiring Conspiring (This Trilogy 2.5)
reviews: 1
ratings: 1 (avg rating 5.00)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

My Big News

A year ago I thought I'd be lucky to sell 100 copies of Broken. When I'd really sit down and dream, I created a list of goals. Right in the top five was to be a good enough author to have a literary agent believe in me and sign me.

I'm so excited to announce my dream just became my reality.  I signed with Stacey Donaghy with Donaghy Literary Group for Skipping Stones!

Thank you for your support over the last year. I wasn't that author in Broken. It was because of your feedback and reviews that I grew into the author that I am today.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Birthday Bash Giveaway

You've been so good to me today...over 300 birthday wishes on Facebook.  There was no way to thank you all personally.  Trust me, I tried.  Facebook wasn't even showing all of the lovely messages, but I want you to know that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Your support, you love, your friendship, and YOUR words mean so much to me.

Here's a giveaway to say thank you.  Good luck!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Saving Alex

I'm participating in National Novel Writing Month.  The story I'm writing is Saving Alex.  It will be a surprise release date.  So be make sure you're following all of my social media to stay up to date with teasers, snippets, and the eventual release of this book.  I read every review.  I heard a lot of people saying they wanted to know more about Drew from Skipping Stones.  On the plane on the way to Pittsburgh, I could see his story playing out in my mind like a movie.

I hope you'll like it.  Please help spread the word, and if you haven't read Skipping Stones, you should so do that! :)

**This is not the actual cover**

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Skipping Stones Sunday


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Blurb:
They say there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

Not everyone will grieve in this order, nor will everyone go through every stage. It’s during the stage of denial when Alex Hart meets Andrew Foster. He takes her one-step closer to acceptance: the stage when new, meaningful relationships are formed. The stage when the realization occurs that this is now the new state of normal.

Just when Alex thinks she is on her way to healing, she enters the bargaining phase. That’s the phase where you wonder what you could have done differently. You wonder “what if?” Specifically, what if the ones you loved hadn’t left you?

Leaving…this is what makes heading off to war so difficult and frightening for Alex. She knows all too well what it’s like to be the one on the losing end of life, which is why she’s made it her personal mission in life to save as many lives as possible. The extreme high she gets from treating trauma victims turns into Alex’s own form of therapy, or so she thinks.

When faced with her world being turned upside down, Alex may just find that her true therapy is in the one who has always saved her.





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Bio:

J.B. McGee was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. After graduating from South Aiken High School, she toured Europe as a member of the 1999 International Bands of America Tour, playing the clarinet. While attending Converse College, an all-girls school in Spartanburg, South Carolina, she visited Charleston often. It quickly became one of her favorite vacation spots. She met her husband, Chad, during Christmas break her freshman year, and they married in 2001 and she moved back to her home town. 

In 2005, the couple welcomed their first son, Noah. J.B. finished her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 2006. During her time studying children's literature, a professor had encouraged her to become a writer.

In 2007, she welcomed their second child, Jonah, and she became a stay at home mom/entrepreneur. In 2009, the found out their two children and J.B. have Mitochondrial Disease. In 2011, a diagnosis also was given to Chad. Please take a moment and learn more about Mitochondrial Disease. Awareness is key to this disease that has no cure or treatments.

J.B. McGee and her family now reside in Buford, Georgia, to be closer to their children's medical team. After a passion for reading had been re-ignited, J.B. decided to finally give writing a shot. Broken (This Series), is her first book and first series. 


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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Light


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
24 September 2013
Contact: C. Nathaniel Brown
(678) 744-4646
survivalradionetwork@gmail.com

SRCN Announces Bestselling Author J.B. McGee as New Talk Show
ATLANTA, Georgia. — Survival Radio Christian Network (SRCN) today announced that The Light with J.B. McGee will be joining the network’s line-up during the Monday 8:30 p.m. EST time slot. The show debuts October 7, 2013.
Hosted by bestselling author J.B. McGee, The Light with J.B. McGee is a radio talk show designed to provide hope and encourage people to harness the power of their light. Our time in the shadows of life provide the stepping stones for us to shine. The Light shares how to find our voice, our way through the darkness, and then to share what we've learned with others.

“My goal is to reach as many people as I can to share my testimony and spread awareness about Mitochondrial Disease,” said McGee, whose books are available at bookstores or online. “When I was offered this opportunity, I knew that this was the beginning of a whole new area of the light that has become my life.”

The Light with J.B. McGee becomes the 10th show on the Survival Radio Christian Network.
SRCN President C. Nathaniel Brown welcomed McGee to SRCN.
“We are elated to add to SRCN another gem in the person of bestselling author J.B. McGee. As a previous guest on our sister network, Survival Radio Network, we witnessed the potential of McGee as a show host,” Brown said. “We know that SRCN will be a better network because of her and the listeners will also reap the benefits of this new partnership.”
About J.B. McGee: The Aiken, S.C., native discovered her gift to write while studying children literature at the University of South Carolina-Aiken. But it wasn’t until 2012 that she released her debut series, the “This” Series that led her to become an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. She has since garnered a large following because of her writing prowess. Now she plans to use The Light to share her message with millions and to create awareness about Mitochondrial Disease, a disease with no cure or treatments in which she and her family were diagnosed.

She lives in Buford, Georgia, with her husband, Chad, and their sons, Noah and Jonah.
About the SRCN: The SURVIVAL RADIO CHRISTIAN NETWORK is a new, growing platform of 10 Christian-based talk shows through Blogtalk Radio. The mission of SRCN is to provide inspirational, motivational, and encouraging talk shows with a Christian foundation. Our shows include music, comedy, sports, inspirational messages and Bible lessons. Join the movement!
Listen to The Light with J.B. McGee Mondays at 8:30 p.m. EST on The Survival Radio Network. Tune in online at www.blogtalkradio.com/SRCN or by calling in to (347) 237-4648.


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Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Note from me to you...

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Okay, I suppose the cat's out of the bag now. I've debated long and hard about whether to post this, or not. But since the reviews are coming out, I felt like a response from me (an explanation) might be a good thing. It may also be career suicide. Who knows?

I was led to write something different than I usually write. I think I've mentioned that it's different many times, but was never specific how. I was scared to just come out and say, "Hey erotica lovers, I wrote a book with zero sex in it. Please go buy it." I wanted my words and my book to be able to stand on their own. I wanted people to be pleasantly surprised. I didn't want the sex to take away from the emotion that Alex felt. It's also a book about my grandparents. I wanted to know that I could sell it in the back of their (or anyone else's) church and it be something they'd be proud of. There are so many reasons why I did the book the way I did. I knew there would probably be backlash, and I expect it. Sometimes doing the right thing in your heart isn't always the popular thing. 

Now, before you go put it on your 'do not read' shelves because there's no hot sex in it, please read this review. Let's face it, do people really read my books for the sex anyway? 

I hope you'll help Skipping Stones reach others. The message is an important one, at least to me it is. When I started, yes, I wanted to hit New York Times or USA Today just like anyone else. Yes, I'd love to see it in stores (and the dreamer in me thinks about the movie all the time). But this book is not about the money or an accolade. It became so much more than that for me. So please know whatever happens with it, I'm good. I appreciate your support, and will always do my best to deliver a quality book regardless of the genre.


Monday, August 12, 2013

Skipping Stones Cover Reveal and Release Date





Synopsis

They say there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

Not everyone will grieve in this order, nor will everyone go through every stage. It’s during the stage of denial when Alex Hart meets Andrew Foster. He takes her one-step closer to acceptance: the stage when new, meaningful relationships are formed. The stage when the realization occurs that this is now the new state of normal.

Just when Alex thinks she is on her way to healing, she enters the bargaining phase. That’s the phase where you wonder what you could have done differently. You wonder “what if?” Specifically, what if the ones you loved hadn’t left you?

Leaving…this is what makes heading off to war so difficult and frightening for Alex. She knows all too well what it’s like to be the one on the losing end of life, which is why she’s made it her personal mission in life to save as many lives as possible. The extreme high she gets from treating trauma victims turns into Alex’s own form of therapy, or so she thinks.

When faced with her world being turned upside down, Alex may just find that her true therapy is in the one who has always saved her.



Coming  to you on September 17, 2013.

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Skipping Stones Sunday Snippet


Her body inches closer.  “I like that idea.” Soon our lips are so close.  I lean in, and just before I kiss her an idea comes to me.  “Ah.  You want me to kiss you?”

“Uh huh.”

“How badly?” I ask as I use my fork to break away a morsel of the moist cake.  “Enough to have a bite of this?” I bring it between our faces, right in front of her mouth.  “Mmm.  Better hurry before I take it...and that’d be no kiss for you.” I stare at her, refusing to break our gaze.  “Five. Four.  Three –”

Cover reveal and release date TOMORROW!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tuesday Teaser

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The storm is easing up.  These pop up summer thunderstorms can be scary.  I know God isn’t an angry God. But sometimes I feel like storms are his way of just screaming at us.  They are much like us.  Our tears are the rain, our cries are the thunder, and the lightening is the sword stabbing us right where it hurts the most, setting us on fire.  Nothing good comes from lightening other than the magical facade of it.  It’s intriguing.  It’s draws us in like a magnet.  It excites us, yet scares us.  It’s dangerous, yet entertaining.  It’s all the things he was for me.


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Skipping Stones Sunday Snippet

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“Did you have a nice nap, Alex dear?” Memaw asks.

My voice cracks.  My throat is dry, but I don’t want anything to drink at this point.  “I did.  Interesting how well you can sleep when you’re emotionally and physically exhausted,” I admit.

“No nightmares?” Papa interjects.

I shake my head.  “Not this time.”

He nods.  “Good girl.”  I can see his lips curve into a smile.  “Therapy seems to be helping you.”
I glance out of the window.  I’m not sure that it’s the therapy as much as it is Drew Foster.  The few times I don’t have nightmares have been replaced with dreams that consist of white horses, carriages, glass slippers, and a certain prince charming.  The thought makes me smile.  “Sure,” I acknowledge.  Maybe it’s the combo.  I’ll let them believe what they want.  I’ll believe what I want.  The true therapy is Drew.

Tune in on August 12th for the Skipping Stones cover reveal!  If you're a blogger and would like to sign up to be a part of the reveal, you can do so here.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cover Reveal for Crystal Spears


Withstanding Me Release Date September 6th, 2013


Withstanding Me Synopsis

While the chaos and bloodshed have slowed for a short period, life is never quiet in the world of Breakneck. The club is taking time to regroup from internal betrayal and the changing of the guard in a rival group.

Zig Zag became a father at the age of thirteen. While raising a child has never been easy, now his eighteen year old daughter Tatiana makes his life downright hard. She has caught the eye of Travis, the new President of the rival MC Gunners, but all she really wants is Shadow, the newest addition to the Breakneck family. When Shadow’s rejection sends Tatiana running from the only family, home, and safety she’s ever known, ZZ is crazy with worry. The distraction caused by Tatiana’s disappearance could prove to be Zig Zag’s downfall.

If that isn’t enough, ZZ finds himself rampantly attracted to the one and only Storm.  She’s beautiful, quick and witty.  Their friendship is the one thing that keeps him from growing crazy, and Storm stands by ZZ through all the turmoil. Zig Zag is not accustomed to hearing the word no, so Storm’s constant withstanding just draws him in deeper. 

Their friendship is one thing keeping him from going crazy, until one night…
The club is regrouping and rebuilding from the mayhem known as the Russian Mafia. A hit is ordered on Tatiana, Storm, Winter, and Piper. Braxxon is out of reach while he helps Greg Cage deal with some dirty business. Tatiana’s egg donor reveals secrets that a thirteen year old Zig Zag was too young to understand.

Bloodshed… Secrets… Betrayal… Trauma… Welcome back to the Breakneck world.



Resenting Me Release Date December 2013


Resenting Me Synopsis

One look at the beautiful Hawaiian flower dancing on stage at his buddy’s strip club and Pyro’s world changes. He’s lost, captivated, head over heels. He tries to stay away, resist her charms, but he just can’t find the strength to do it. Instead, he hires Hazel and Winter as entertainment for the Breakneck President’s thirtieth birthday party, unknowingly putting the girls’ lives in danger.

Hazel convinces Winter to take the Breakneck gig so that she can get closer to Pyro. Playing the temptress to the max, Hazel appears on stage wearing white angel wings, and little else, drawing Pyro in to where she wants him. Needless to say, they both get very little sleep that night.

One night together making love until the sun comes up and these two are in too deep. But this is the Breakneck world, and sunrise brings gunfire and bloodshed. Time brings Winter’s abduction and brutal rape. Hazel’s guilt burrows deep, and she pushes everyone away. She is resenting herself for convincing Winter to enter this Breakneck world. She is resenting Pyro for ensnaring her heart.

This is the story of Pyro and Lana. It is simply the story of how, sometimes, love just isn’t enough.

***Spoiler Alert:  It is recommended that you read Seize Me before you read Resenting Me. Resenting Me is entwined with Seize Me and contains many, many spoilers.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Skipping Stones Sunday Snippet

I glance over to Drew, our eyes meet as he is leaving the room.  I don’t want him to go.  I put my hand out, but he doesn’t take it.  “Don’t go.”

He hesitates.  “Remember...I’ll find you.” He smiles.

I nod.

“Take a nap.  I’ll be around.  I’m not going anywhere.”

I look to Papa to try to read his expression.  It’s softened from the last time he saw Drew.  I’m not sure if it’s concern for me, or what.  “Thank you,” I whisper.

“Anything for you, Alex.”

Friday, July 26, 2013

Cover Reveal for Katie Mac's Searching for Tomorrow




Synopsis

What happens when you find the one person who completes you, and then life conspires against you? How do you set your grief and anguish aside? How do you pick up the shattered pieces, put those pieces back together again, and try to move on?

Katie and Tripp met on the playground the first day of third grade when Tripp tried to rescue Katie from Zack, her twin brother. A lifelong friendship that later blossomed into love began that day.

Broken beyond her own ability to repair, Katie boxes her grief up and attempts to raise her three girls the best she can on her own. As time slowly passes, Katie relives her times with Tripp while struggling most days to even get out of bed. She is reminded of him at every turn.

Zack is Katie's twin brother and was Tripp's best friend. Having lost his own love, he dedicates himself to helping Katie put her life back together. Throw in a mother-in-law who torments at every turn and poor Katie can't even find a chance to breathe, much less a desire to somehow search for tomorrow.


Author Interview

Tell us 5 surprising things about yourself.

  1. I am a PK. If you know what that means, then you know what that means.
  2. I have always wanted to be a red head with long, beautiful corkscrew curls.
  3. No matter what I’m doing, I would rather be outside, day or night, hot or cold, rain or shine.
  4. I was awarded two separate scholarships when I graduated high school. One was a teaching fellowship and the other was for writing.
  5. I love to cook, almost as much as I like to eat. I spent a couple of years as a private cook for a local family and loved every minute of it.
What is your writing environment?

At the moment, I have a makeshift office in my pantry! If need be, I can shut the door and cut off part of the noise. I hope to have a more permanent space soon.

One of your favorite quotes.

To whom much is given, much is required.

Random things about my novel.

Just a bit of nonsense. I am Kathryn Anne, and my two sisters are Rebekah Elizabeth and Sarah Margaret. My husband is Channing, and my son is Zachary. One of my daughters is Elizabeth, and I still have to work my daughter Brittany into the book. Highlands is my most favorite place in the world to go when my soul need refreshing. Last, but not least, I actually had a great-grandma Tiddy!

Flirting Questions

What does love feel like?

Warm, fuzzy, secure, safe, sheltered

How did you meet your significant other?

In the lobby of the bank that I worked in. I was on all fours under a Christmas tree tightening the screws in the base. What can I say? Baby got back!

If you could take a romantic trip, where would it be?

Any trip I take with Hubs is romantic. One of his favorite things to do is to whisk me away to wine and dine me.

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Absolutely! Ask me how I feel about my grandson Grayson!


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About the Author

About this author If you are reading this, I think you should know that "About me" sounds so very pretentious to me. I guess that is what I am supposed to write about, so here it goes!

Katie Mac is a simple country girl who likes to spend time with her hubba, hunka hubby, her three kids and her friends. She loves to cook and really loves to eat! During the spring and summer, you will more than likely find her outside puttering around in her garden. When the veggies start coming in, she will probably be sweating over a hot canner in the kitchen, canning all the goodies she is blessed with. Katie likes to hike and go camping, and as a Girl Scout leader, she gets to do this pretty often! On cold winter nights, you will probably find her wrapped in a warm blanket, lost in a good book, while sitting in her rocking chair on the front porch!

Katie was born and raised in North Carolina, and while she loves to travel, she can't imagine ever leaving the mountains that she has come to call home. Not a day goes by that Katie doesn't thank God for abundantly blessing her. He has been so good to her, and she is very grateful. She holds Jeremiah 29:11 very close to her heart and believes it with every fiber of her being. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Katie loves flip flops, chocolate, sweet tea and dirt between her toes. As far back as she can remember, she's had a book in her hand. Reading has carried her to places she will never go. It has introduced her to people that she will never meet. When life is great and when it is rough, she's always been able to find a book to carry her through. She finally decided to write down some of the stories in her head (yes, be scared) and heart after dawdling around and wasting years dreaming. She hopes you enjoy reading those stories as much as she loves writing them!

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tuesday Teaser



There’s one last stone in our pile. I glance down at it. “You want it?” I ask.

He shakes his head. “No.”

I glance into his brown eyes. “You want me to do this one?”

“Yup.”

“What if I mess this one up?” I reach down and pick it up. “Like the whole bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, full count, two outs...”

He smiles. “I guess we’re about to find out how you do under pressure.”

I don’t care about the stone. I don’t care if I can skip it, or not. I just want to kiss him again. “You made the game up...”

“I did,” he quips proudly.

“Then you can change the rules.”

“I’m listening.”

“No matter what, I get another kiss. Either way it’s a prize.” I shrug.

“Ha. A prize either way. What’s your reasoning?” He chuckles.

“Either the prize for winning...skipping a stone, or a consolation prize for choking.”

“Deal.” He moves back and plops into the overgrown weeds. I’d call it grass, but I’m not sure I see any blades of grass. It’s mainly clover, wild onions, and dandelions. “How about if I give you a bigger kiss if you do it? That way you still have some incentive to do your best.”

I glance back over my shoulder. “Deal.”

I replay the instructions he gave me earlier. I turn so that my side is facing the water. I put the stone just right in my fingers. I look back to him, holding my hand out. “Like this?”

As my head turns, I freeze because it’s not Drew sitting in the field. It’s my father. As if freezing and not moving will make this real. It has to be a figment of my imagination. Our eyes are locked and he smiles as he gives me a thumbs up.

I feel a tear trickle down my face. I’m paralyzed, unable to move.


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Snippet - July 7th


We’re facing each other and he has me trapped with his body, once again.  He leans in, our lips nearly touching.  My breath hitches.  I wonder if my face is as red as I think it is.  My body is so hot.  Partially the summer heat, and partially his close proximity.  I watch as he comes closer.  His lips brush mine.  “You’re going to regret this if we do it right now.”

“No, I won’t.”  I clench the rock that I’m sitting on.  “You make me forget.  I want to forget.  I want to be lost with you.  Please take me to another place, a happy place.”

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