So Long 2014: Odds and Ends

In this post: some links and pictures I don’t think I’ve shared here before and a heartfelt BEST WISHES FOR 2015!


What’s up with the cute little pig? It’s a marzipan pig. My MIL, whose father was from Norway, brought one down for the kids at Christmas. Tradition says you make rice pudding and stick a whole almond in one of the cups. Whoever gets the pudding with the almond gets the marzipan pig. I think marzipan pigs are also given out at New Year’s in Germany for luck (they are a “Glücksbringer” — a bringer of luck).


For anyone who missed my Twitter and/or FB posts, here are a few (both old and new) links to some fun Noon Onyx posts:

Sabina’s Adventures in Reading: Back in September, Sabina posted a terrific review of White Heart of Justice.

“I loved every page of White Heart of Justice; from the beginning where you see how feisty Noon has become, how determined she is to not only do the right thing, but also to be able to choose her OWN destiny… [to] the ending… OMG the end of this story… It was amazing, heart breaking, horrifying and joyful… The best book so far… I truly hope we will see more of Noon, her brother Night and everyone else.”

Tote Bags n Blogs: Back in October, I did a fun, little post about Nova and Virtus, Noon and Fara’s awesome buddies from the series. I talk about barghests, share an excerpt, and muse about their first meeting. (Yes, you will get to read about it! 🙂 )

The Qwillery: Just before Christmas, Tracey/Trinitytwo posted her favorite books of 2014. Honorable mentions included White Heart of Justice. 😀


Yeah, I’m shameless. But it’s an odds and ends post so why not? If you haven’t yet purchased or reviewed any of the first three books in the Noon Onyx series, what are you waiting for? It’s never too late!


Jill Archer's Dark Light of DayDARK LIGHT OF DAY

Jill Archer's Fiery Edge of SteelFIERY EDGE OF STEEL

urban fantasy, dark fantasy, fantasy, White Heart of Justice, Noon Onyx, Jill Archer, cover reveal, cover artWHITE HEART OF JUSTICE


National Geo has a fun feature in their print magazine and on Tumblr called “FOUND” where they find and show old photographs from their past. Some have never before been published and some have only had limited exposure. I was trying to think of a fun, EASY way to pull together a last-minute 2014 post and their feature was inspiring. (Not that my collection of photographs is in any way comparable to Nat Geo’s! hahahaha!!)

Below are a bunch of miscellaneous pics from 2014. Mouse over for explanations. Some are personal and have nothing to do with writing. If that’s your content preference, no worries. I’m planning at least three writing related posts for early 2015 that will hopefully be helpful and/or interesting to new writers and readers who like to read about how we craft our stories. In the meantime, enjoy my final-not-at-all-inclusive-or-representative-of-the-year 2014 photo collection.

Times Square Usie Anyone going to be there tonight? HAVE FUN!!
Times Square Usie
Anyone going to be there tonight?

Everyone, have a fun, safe New Year’s Eve!

Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2015!!

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Jill Archer

Jill Archer is the author of the Noon Onyx series, genre-bending fantasy novels including DARK LIGHT OF DAY, FIERY EDGE OF STEEL, WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE, and POCKET FULL OF TINDER.

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