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Women’s Fiction – Chasing Caitlyn

Chasing Caitlyn by Marnie Cate

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What makes a vengeful woman?
Add the following ingredients:
Dead Father
Monstrous Prince Charming
Trail of Tears
Deceitful husband
Stew over hot flames and watch the pot boil over!
They say revenge is a dish best served cold, and Caitlyn’s cheating husband deserves the most frigid imaginable. Suddenly, a surprise element effects the recipe, and Caitlyn is forced to make a choice. Which is more important – the vengeance she plans to serve or the healing she craves?
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Holiday Magic For Book Lovers

Holiday Magic


This holiday season why not give the gift of books?
When eBooks are purchased on Amazon, you can have them sent directly to an email recipient OR you can print a gift certificate.  These certificates make excellent inserts for any holiday card or as stocking stuffers.
Paperbacks are always appreciated gift ideas for the book lovers in your life, as well.
If you are looking for a Young Adult / New Adult book series that features family, new age goddesses, betrayal, action, adventure, and so much more, then you want to check out author Marnie Cate​’s Protector of the Elemental Magic series!

Learn more here – http://jmnorthup.blogspot.com/2018/11/amazon-matchbook-program-free-ebook-deal.html

J.M. Northup’s Archived Newsletters from 2017

When I originally began a monthly newsletter, I did it under my author name, J.M. Northup.  However, once I created my publishing company, Norns Triad Publications, I converted the monthly newsletter over to it.  These links are to the first newsletters published under my author name.  If you would like to subscribe to the NTP Monthly Newsletter, you can do so here:


April 2017 Newsletter

May 2017 Newsletter

June 2017 Newsletter

July 2017 Newsletter

August 2017 Newsletter

October 2017 Newsletter

November 2017 Newsletter

December 2017 Newsletter

J.M. Northup’s Reviews > Exigency

Exigency by Marnie Cate
Exigency (A Protectors of the Elemental Magic Novel Book 2) by Marnie Cate


J.M. Northup‘s review Sep 11, 2018  

*This Series Only Gets Better*


EXIGENCY can be read as a standalone, but it is much richer when read collectively with its series.

I am so impressed with this story. It has everything you could want – love, betrayal, murder, romance, and more! Nothing is predictable – you have curve balls constantly thrown at you as Mara Stone not only learns where she’s come from but discovers where she’s going!

A winter goddess who wreaks havoc on those unlucky enough to attract her favor.
Magic that’s natural and powerful.
Lovers tested and brought to a precipice… Who will survive? Who will fall to their death? Who will be PUSHED over the edge, broken and discarded?

This series is reminiscent of the WICKED LOVELY series, except IT IS BETTER! I love the characters, the detailed world imagined by the author, and the continual revelations. If you love fantasy, fae, magic, and adventure, then I recommend this book for you! I recommend this SERIES! I’ve already made room on my book shelves for the entire series because it is a MUST HAVE in my personal library!


J.M. Northup’s Reviews > The Secret of Excalibur: Excalibur Saga Book One

The Secret of Excalibur by Sahara Foley

The Secret of Excalibur: Excalibur Saga Book One by Sahara Foley


J.M. Northup‘s review May 23, 2018


An Exciting and Adventurous Read!

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but it definitely exceeded my hopes! The story was interesting and kept driving forward. The tale was intelligent and fascinating, putting a new spin on an old legend. I applaud the author – well done!
I was constantly surprised by the intriguing storyline. At first, I didn’t much care for the arrogant Arthur Merlin, but by the end, I adored him. I thought Ruth and Daisy were admirable equals to Arthur and I liked the characters very much. I found I wanted to know more about them and I hope there’s a sequel in the works!
I definitely recommend this novel to all readers. There are moments of steamy romance and hilarious banter mixed with a spectrum of emotions, action, mystery, and suspense. The author did a beautiful job of blending old lore with modern concepts that opened a universe of possibilities! I loved it!


Kirsten Hammood’s Reviews > Feline Fascinations: The Adventures of Boris and Olga

FELINE paperback FINAL Olga Medium & Charlie 2018

Feline Fascinations: The Adventures of Boris and Olga by J.M. Northup

33781609Kirsten Hammood‘s review
Dec 09, 2014


I received this book a chapter at a time and my two daughters got right into it so much that they were constantly dying to find out what happened next and they stayed amazed at the life and story of their furry little friends so much so that we’ve now read it three times. I was just as sucked in as they were even though I’m an adult so I think it’s a fun and great read for all ages. It didnt seem like a childish story and it wasn’t all energetic like children’s books usually are. Instead it was fun yes, but it was also sad and moving and even though they were indeed animals I could feel how they felt like I was there with them at times. Julie is an amazing author and I can’t wait to see and read what she comes up with next 🙂

John Dizon’s Reviews > A Ripple of Fear

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John Dizon‘s review

Sep 08, 2014
It was amazing

A Ripple of Fear by J.M. Northup is a coming-of-age survivalist drama featuring Dakota, a teenager in Minneapolis looking forward to enrolling in the University of Minnesota while developing her relationship with heartthrob Travis. Her sisters Georgia and Carolina are her closest friends, and her dad John is her hero and role model as an instructor in the military’s Survival, Resistance, Evasion and Escape program. It seems like the ideal American middle-class existence, before a geomagnetically induced current disaster tears her world asunder. Suddenly her family is forced into survival mode, hoping to find their way through a grim chapter of American history in this intriguing novel.

This is the series opener as presented by Northup, and she carefully sets up her storyline with endearing interaction between her major protagonists. Dakota is a history buff whose premonitions are driven by ancient Mayan doomsday prophecies. They are mirrored by eccentrics in her community who see the power crisis as a harbinger of greater disasters ahead. Friends Timothy, Jenny and Zach expand their inner circle as they are faced with the prospect of having to defend themselves against desperate neighbors and strangers alike. The audience is able to relate to the cast of characters and empathize with their plight, setting the stage for the rage to come.

Pick up a copy of A Ripple of Fear by J.M. Northup and get ready for a thrilling series that’ll keep you coming back for more.

Theresa’s Reviews > Wounded Warriors: The Complete Collection

Wounded Warriors: The Complete Collection by J.M. Northup and Simone Beaudelaire

5860019Theresa‘s review Jan 29, 2018
It was amazing.
Read 3 times. Last read January 12, 2018 to February 4, 2018.

Isbn 1518772730 (ISBN13: 9781518772733)

September 21st 2015
Julie Northup has looked into the major basic problem with war and coming home. Sam joined the military in a patriotic pride. His hometown celebrity and easy life style had given him many admirable traits. Sam has seen great tests of his strength in life and in war. He is not ready for the biggest test in his life, coming home. Amy’s life was not easy until her mum brought her to Sam’s father’s ranch. Where she found the home she always wanted. Amy has loved Sam all her life, she has given him more than anyone else free reign of her life. His return will be not only his greatest challenge, but Amy’s as well. They need to learn how to deal with their own past, and how they view themselves, and those they love the most. This book opens the eyes to those who doubt the problems in war especially the personal cost of war. Great job Julie, and I can understand where both of these characters are coming from. Thank you for sharing this story of love, triumph and understanding.

Justifying Jack
by J.M. Northup
Justifying Jack is the second story in the Wounded warrior series, is the story of love, survival and justifying how you continue after a great loss. The book centers on the leader of the small platoon that has lost two members in battle. Jack was injured in the fire fight that took his fellow soldiers and after a lengthy recovery has returned home. Jack is pursued by the ghost of his own making. Some from the injury some from the responsibility that he feels toward his brothers in arms. Jack has many personal struggles but he finds through helping others his greatest strengths.
Marie Teresa is the widow of Jorge, one of the soldiers lost in battle. Jack reaches out o his family to help support this widow. She is forced to move from base housing and its Jack’s family that not only finds her work, and a place for her children, but a family that she can be supported by.
The story shows the resilience of the human soul, and the ties that bind. With a remarkably sweet romance in the core of the story. Thank you Julie for sharing this all too realistic story and allowing others to know that the struggles of war not only face the soldiers but the family at home.

Making Mike (The Wounded Warriors #3)
by J.M. Northup
Miking Mike is the last of the Wounded Warriors series, giving us a glimpse in the world of our returning soldiers. We have looked at how injury has affected soldiers in Justifying Jack. Looked at PTSD in Saving Sam. Now we look at the cost of war where there are no injuries of the body or mind.
Mike shows the nature of the military service to bring people from all areas of life and from all ideals. Sam is a prototypical American Texan, living on a ranch and coming form a world of service as a birthright. To Jack a strong African American soldier brought up in faith and love, and duty. Now we have Mike, the slight figure of a man who came from the rebellious sixties mentality. He was raised with ideas of acceptance, and rebellion from the “man” and and societal constructs that restrict thoughts and protencities. Mike does not embrace wholeheartedly his parents and grandparents ideas but find that military service is his own escape from their dictatorial upbringing. He has his own personal struggle, how does he fit back into society after service. Mike shows us how our boys and girls can better themselves with service, but that service can give them the tools to learn and adapt. There are many pathways to service to country and community, and Mike shows that they are not something to be limited but to be expanded. His acceptance of a position as a VA representative shows how the military attempts to help the men and women back into society.
The book also shows cultural ideologies at conflict. Camile is a strong woman who has to break with her own family traditions to establish her own future. She was not supported by her family in her drive or ambition, and the fact she has to make it on her own is not lost to the reader. Mike becomes a part of the puzzle that she is struggling to fit together. Her acceptance of him, and his acceptance of her shows that love can be supportive and nurturing without over burdening the individual.
A great finish to the series, and an eye opening aspect of what society needs to understand. Thank you Julie for allowing us to sojuren in this world that many are not part of.