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Featured Author: Zrinka Jelic

Author Zrinka Jelic

Zrinka Jelic lives in Ontario with her husband and two children. A member of the Romance Writers of America and its chapter Fantasy Futuristic &Paranormal, as well as Savvy Authors, she writes contemporary as well as paranormal with a pinch of history. Her characters come from all walks of life and love comes in many colors. READ MORE

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  • Bonded by Crimson
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  • Treasured Chest
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From Our Editor



Black Opal Books, would like to extended our deepest condolences to one of our board members and her family. SK Humphreys’ mother, Lillian Pauline Jenson Humphreys, passed away Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 at approximately 2:30am PDT due to complications following a stroke in early September. We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to her and her family during this difficult time.

 

We are celebrating the grand re-opening of our online bookstore with a 15% OFF! sale. Everything in the store is 15%off, with the exception of our gift certificates.

 

And check out our selection of large print books. We are gradually putting our more popular books into large print paperback for easy reading. For our readers with vision problems or for those of you who just prefer 16 pt. print, please check our catalog for our large print paperback versions.



We have some great new stories coming our this year by some fabulous new authors, so please keep checking back to see our new releases.

Author Testimonials

Before Black Opal Books, I was so lost..

After I wrote my first book, Rescued from the Dark, I was lost on what my next step should be. I thought I had an amazing story because my family and friends told me so. I took the advice of a friend and found some publishers, just knowing I had the next best seller. After submitting to Black Opal Books, the first time, I received an e-mail. It was a rejection, but a nice one. It explained that I had a good story line but I needed to take some workshops to improve my writing skills, which would improve my book. I soon realized that I wrote a story without knowing how to write so I took her advice. I took some workshops and my story is so much better because of a very informative, instructive rejection letter. Something that you don’t get from many publishers. Black Opal books took a chance on a newbie who had no idea what she was doing but because of some kind words, and encouragement my first book was released February 16, 2013. And I owe it all to an amazing editor named Lauri Wellington and Black Opal Books.

-Lynda Kaye Frazier


A Truly wonderful experience.

My experience with Black Opal Books has been wonderful. As a debut Author, I was nervous as to how the process would work. It was fascinating to see, from the inside, how it happened. My editors were very encouraging and responsive. I have already encouraged others writers to submit their work to them.

Thanks, Black Opal Books! Love you all.

-Carl M. Coger, Sr.


I am so grateful!

I am so grateful to be an author with Black Opal Books and am pleased to write this testimonial. I am treated professionally, but like a friend. When I ask questions, I’m given even more helpful information than I expected. Lauri, the acquisitions editor, my book editors, and cover designer have been tremendously kind and patient. I’m happy with my entire experience at Black Opal Books and appreciate their trust in me and my writing craft.
Most sincerely, Carole

-Carole


Black Opal is a friendly company

Black Opal is writer-friendly. How many presses would allow you to withdraw your title after two years after they did everything they could to make it sell? I won't be withdrawing though. I plan to keep my book with Black Opal because they continue to work for me.

Lauri is one of the best editors I've ever had, and the editing process at BOB is identical to the process at much larger publishers who have published my thrillers. Lauri made my book better, and she explained the changes to me every step of the way.

-Bonnie Hearn Hill


You guys are Great!!

What I like about Black Opal Books is the natural way you communicate. Mostly your replies are quick when we have questions. To work with the editing department is so easy. My explanations about my writing (or questions about it) is taken without fuss (as I have sometimes experienced differently). My ideas about book covers are worked out beautifully. What can I say?
Two thumbs up!

-Gisela