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Create Something Magical Book Signing March 2013

September 26-28, 2014: I’ll be at the Baltimore Book Fest. Stay tuned for details…

July 15, 2014: John Anealio and Patrick Hester interviewed me for Functional Nerds. Topics include our Picks of the Week, how my past career as a lawyer impacts my writing, fan conventions, and Scrivener. I also managed to avoid saying anything substantive in response to John’s request that I discuss my May 29th SF Signal post “What Is It With The Devil And Violins?

July 1, 2014-July 15, 2014: Goodreads giveaway for White Heat of Justice — 15 copies; U.S. only. Click here to enter.

Night Owl Reviews Top PickJune 2014: WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE is a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick!

May 27, 2014: RELEASE DAY! Release Day Party for White Heart of Justice at Bitten by Books.

May 20-June 10, 2014: White Heart of Justice Blog Tour — Interviews, guest blogs, reviews, and terrific prizes! For details, see the WHOJ blog tour page.

April 28, 2014: “High stakes and powerful magic collide in the third installment of the Noon Onyx series…. Noon’s voice is wry and genuine, encompassing her sharp sense of self…. [An] emotional journey… [E]xcellent world-building….” Publishers Weekly

April 19, 2014RT Book Reviews review for WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE:

Archer’s Noon Onyx series continues to be an original and compelling tale of what happens after Lucifer’s army triumphs at Armageddon and a new demon-based society is formed. Already an oddity because she has waning magic rather than the usual feminine waxing magic, Noon Onyx is determined to control her own future – but the cost could be higher than she suspects. Kudos to Archer for creating such a compelling heroine and mythos! (4 Stars)

4/16/14 – 4/23/14: To kick off the upcoming release of the third Noon Onyx novel, WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE, my publisher is doing a Goodreads giveaway for the first book in the series, DARK LIGHT OF DAY.

February 11, 2014: Scheduled a Release Party at Bitten By Books for May 27, 2014 to celebrate the release of White Heart of Justice. I’ll be giving away a $50 eGift Certificate. I plan on doing another blog tour with Bewitching Book Tours too and am starting to think about some other fun ways I can introduce the book to series fans and new readers. More details on spring/summer events soon!

December 11, 2013: I was a panelist on SF Signal’s Mind Meld. The question was “What lesser-known books have you read, fairly recently, that you think deserve more attention, and why?” Click here to read my answer (hint: 3 terrific fantasy novels).

November 6, 2013: COVER REVEAL! Revealed the cover for White Heart of Justice (Noon Onyx #3). Jason Chan, the cover artist, did a fantastic job. Wanna hear my thoughts, as well as see who participated in the cover reveal? Click here.

September 28, 2013: Added Excerpts, a Glossary, new FAQs, and Discussion Questions for Fiery Edge of Steel to my website. The glossary has a few “behind the story” snippets on various people, places, and things in the series.

July 9, 2013: I’m giving a lunch presentation for the Library of Congress Science Fiction & Fantasy Forum. It’s free and open to the public. Details below.


June 21, 2013: Friday Nights Live Radio Interview with Bewitching Book Tours Radio: 30 minute interview with host Kriss Morton from Cabin Goddess.

May 28, 2013: RELEASE DAY!! Fiery Edge of Steel is no longer available for pre-order. It’s in stores and available for immediate download! See my Novels page for buy links.

May 2013: I’ve started promoting the upcoming release of Fiery Edge of Steel online and will be offering various giveaways. If you’re interested in reading some awesome posts and entering to win signed copies of Dark Light of Day, Fiery Edge of Steel, and an eGC or two, then check out my Fiery Edge of Steel blog tour page and/or my Giveaways page for details.

April 29, 2013: “Archer delves deeper into the enticing and magical world of Dark Light of Day in this original and clever urban fantasy… Excitement and action leap from the pages as Archer’s skill with description pulls readers fully into her magical world.” Publishers Weekly

April 9, 2013: “The second Noon Onyx story is an astounding adventure tale. Archer’s unique world, where Lucifer’s army triumphed at Armageddon, is filled with adherence to strict laws that keep an uneasy peace between races. This is proving to be a really fresh and fascinating series!” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

March 16, 2013: I’ll be attending the Liberty States Fiction Writers “Create Something Magical” Conference. I’ll also be signing books there (open to the public) from 4:30 to 6:00. The conference and book signing are being held at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Diamond A Ballroom, 515 Route 1S & Gills Lane in Iselin, New Jersey. For more information on the conference, book signing, the basket I’m giving away, the other authors who are coming, etc., click here for my post on it!

February 20, 2013: Received the ARCs for Fiery Edge of Steel! Putting plans together to give away some of them starting in late April!

January 21, 2013: Check it out! Fiery Edge of Steel‘s cover was featured in RT Book Reviews article “Cover Trend: Weapon of Choice.”

January 3, 2013: Created a “Book Clubs” page with Discussion Questions for Dark Light of Day.

December 5, 2012: Revealed the amazing new cover for FIERY EDGE OF STEEL (Noon Onyx book #2). If you want to see new cover artist Jason Chan’s awesome artwork, read my thoughts on the new cover, or see a list of Cover Reveal book blogger participants, click here.

December 3, 2012: Lillian Cauldwell interviewed me on PWR Talk Radio. Click here for an in-depth 30 minute discussion about Dark Light of Day!

November 14, 2012: The Dark Light of Day Blog Tour has ended and prizes have been awarded. If you’re wondering who won the tour-wide prizes, click here. Roxanne Rhoads of Bewitching Book Tours is organizing a one day cover reveal for Noon Onyx book #2 on December 5, 2012. If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Roxanne.

November 5, 2012: The multi-author book signing event at Turn the Page with Nora Roberts this past Saturday was terrific! If you want to hear more about it or see pictures, click here. You can also click here for a brief 50 second pre-signing interview of me by romance writer and blogger, Sara Humphreys, and here for a fun video montage of the event.

November 3, 2012: I’ll be signing copies of Dark Light of Day at a multi-author event featuring Nora Roberts and the third book in her Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, The Perfect Hope. The signing is being held at Turn the Page Bookstore, 18 North Main Street, Boonsboro, Maryland 21713 from 12:00-2:00 p.m.

October 19, 2012: For a Sneak Peek at Noon Onyx book #2, click here.

October 15, 2012: NYCC was a blast! I ended up sitting on a last-minute panel the coordinators put together on genre bending books:

GENRE-BENDERS: Out-of-the-box Science-Fiction and Fantasy Novels that blur the lines of fantasy, SF, horror, romance, steampunk, you name it! Join authors in a discussion about stories that can’t be bound by the constraints of any genre. Whether mixing elements of romance with horror, or fantasy with thrillers, these authors show that a good tale can be spun from multiple traditions.

If you missed either of my NYCC posts, click here and here for some fun pics, more details on the panel, my first book signing, NYCC, and my time in NYC!

September 28, 2012: More details on New York Comic Con signing: I’ll be signing a limited number of copies of DLOD at the Ace/Roc booth #921 at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Would love to see you there! Also, click here for more details on the Turn the Page signing on Saturday, November 3, 2012 in Boonsboro, Maryland featuring Nora Roberts and a half-dozen other authors, including me!

September 27, 2012: Dark Light of Day won The Qwillery’s Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars for September! Stay tuned for details on the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover of the Year Contest. Lots of tough competition already! :-D

September 25, 2012: RELEASE DAY!! Dark Light of Day is no longer available for pre-order. It’s in stores and available for immediate download! See my Novels page for buy links.

September 14, 2012: Received my box of author copies today! Opening that box was such a thrill. An amazing, unique, and euphoric moment!!!

September 7, 2012: Dark Light of Day was mentioned in Rose Fox’s Crossing the Streams: Sci-Fi and Fantasy article for Publishers Weekly! “In attorney Jill Archer’s series launch, Dark Light of Day, a late September title from Ace’s mass market line, a woman with the ability to control demons decides to study the demon laws that hold Armageddon at bay.” Terrific discussion of genre blending in SF/F. To read the full article, click here.

September 5, 2012: Blog tour dates, stops, and prizes are up! See my blog tour page for schedule, links, topics, and more! I’ll be signing books this fall at NYCC and Nora Roberts’ bookstore in Boonsboro. See my blog tour page or below for more info. RT Book Reviews gave DARK LIGHT OF DAY 4 stars! :-D See my Novels page for full review. My publisher is sponsoring a Goodreads giveaway for DARK LIGHT OF DAY. Click here if you want to enter to win one of the 25 copies Ace is giving away. Entries will be accepted until September 21, 2012.

July 30, 2012: Roxanne Rhoads at Bewitching Book Tours is helping me schedule a blog tour for DARK LIGHT OF DAY. The tour will run from September 10, 2012 through November 6, 2012. I’ll be giving away more Ace/Roc Science Fiction and Fantasy Samplers, as well as some signed copies of DARK LIGHT OF DAY and some eGift Cards. Closer to the start of the tour, I’ll add a separate page here with additional tour details (prizes, stops, dates, topics, etc.)

July 3, 2012: I’m giving away a limited number of free Ace/Roc Science Fiction and Fantasy 2012 samplers (the Comic-Con samplers I mentioned below). I’m also giving away one $10.00 Amazon eGift Card. Tweet about the sampler giveaway to enter to win the eGift Card. Request a sampler and get contest details on my “Giveaway & Contest” page. DARK LIGHT OF DAY is now available for pre-order! :-D

April 25, 2012: All Things Urban Fantasy featured the cover for DARK LIGHT OF DAY today along with 13 other fantastic urban fantasy covers. (Julia even picked it as her favorite one!!) Check it out here.

April 9, 2012: Revealed the new cover for DARK LIGHT OF DAY. If you missed that post, want to hear more about my participation in the process, or read reactions to cover artist David Palumbo’s amazing artwork, click here. Also found out that DARK LIGHT OF DAY is going to be included in an Ace/Roc sampler that’s going to be handed out at Comic-Con. Very excited about that!! :-) For those of you who aren’t going, I’ll have author copies to share, which will include samples of work by other Ace/Roc authors, so stay tuned… I’ll be posting details about a summer giveaway soon!

January 29, 2012: New Year, New Title! DEMON’S ADVOCATE is being renamed DARK LIGHT OF DAY. To read more about the change, see my post “What’s in a Name?

December 2, 2011 Publishers Marketplace deal announcement: Jill Archer’s debut DEMON’S ADVOCATE, the first in a series, in which a student at a post-Apocalyptic law school yearns to shed her destructive abilities and become a healer, but a charismatic Maegester, fascinated with her fiery side, stands in her way, to Jessica Wade at Ace, in a three-book deal, by Lois Winston at Ashley Grayson Literary Agency.

June 29, 2011: Had lunch with my wonderful new editor, Jessica Wade. She was terrific, very personable & professional. Looking forward to working with her.

June 28, 2011: Met my agents, Lois Winston and Carolyn Grayson, for dinner. Although I’d traded countless e-mails with Lois and had talked on the phone with each of them numerous times, it was great to finally meet them in person.

April 18, 2011: DEMON’S ADVOCATE was the top paranormal finalist in The Sheila, Valley Forge Romance Writer’s annual contest.