Monday, February 27, 2012

What I am working on...

I have received some feedback about letters missing from words on the Kindle edition of my book. Those letters ARE in my .htm version on my computer which means it is most likely an error in the Kindle download. I haven't had a chance to read the whole book and see how often it is happening, or heard on which specific devices, but hopefully it isn't making the book difficult to read.

As I have said, Exceptional is currently only available through Kindles and Kindle Apps. However, there is a chance that I will be self-publishing the book in paper form in the next month or two, which would open it up to a new buyer market. BONUS: If you are an Amazon Prime member you can borrow the book for FREE. I believe they give you a month to read it once you have borrowed it.

I am always open to questions or comments through email as well as here. You can contact me at

I am working on revamping the cover of my book to something more eye catching and interesting. I am thinking about using a model for the image, but with out revealing their entire look. We'll see how this goes.

Book #2 is already in the process of being outlined. That is all the information I have about it at this point, but I plan on keeping you updated. I'll also post some blurbs from Exceptional on the blog in the next several weeks.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

It's here!

Book #1 in the Exceptional series is now available to buy through the Kindle store! It will not be available through Nook or iBooks for another 90 days. If you do not have a Kindle, the app is free to download onto Apple or Driod products.

You can buy it here.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


"In the future, things are anything but ordinary..."

In 2022, the United States commissioned a group of scientists to experiment with genetic mutations. Their goal was to create a serum that would alter the human genetic code, making the subject stronger and faster. They succeeded but their victory was short lived. Not only had they created a super serum, but also an airborne virus. By 2025, seventy-five percent of the world's population had perished. The survivors, well their lives would never be the same.

175 A.V.

Ally is an Ordinary; a human immune to the virus. She lives in a settlement outside the City with her mother and twin brother, but lately it doesn't seem to be enough. She is wrestling between being with her family and volunteering to move to the City, where she can work for the Exceptionals.

Luke is an Exceptional; a superior human being. His ancestors were infectied with the virus and lived through it, leaving their super human strength and special abilities to him. He has never given much thought to Ordinarys, despite pressure from his father to choose one from the ORC. But all of that changes when he meets Ally...

When trying to come up with a cover, I experimented with some different approaches. In the end I chose a solid background with the title and a dab of color. If the book is ever printed in hard copies, I'll mostly likely come up with a different option. The color will become more appropriate once you have read the book. I thought about photographing someone with similar characteristics as one of the main characters, but decided it against it. I want each reader to form their own image in their mind of what Ally or Luke might look like.


I'm glad you are here! My name is Jess [pen name Jess Petosa] and I am currently publishing the first book in my Exceptional Series. Once things are finalized, I'll be sure to post all of the details here. I can tell you that it will be available exclusively for Kindle for the first 90 Days, but after that it will be available for Nooks and through iBook.

Here I'll post updates about my books and answer any questions you --the reader-- might have! Feel free to leave me any comments with questions.

This is only the beginning...