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PREORDERS ARE

LIVE!

June 1, 2024

IT'S TIME!

Exciting news - the preorder for A Stone's Carnage is now live! Not only can you snag a copy of the book, but there's also some awesome swag available for purchase. This includes tarot cards and spicy art!

Get ready for the third installment of the Nightbane Series, packed with even more magical creatures and epic battles. Brace yourself for a wild adventure with plenty of surprises along the way. Just a heads up - no one is safe in this book, so be prepared for anything!

Make sure to have your tissues and vocal cords ready for the Halloween release —you won't want to miss out on the action!

Cover Reveal

MARCH 26, 2024

Even more blood is split to secure their freedom, but despite the lives lost and more they have to sacrifice, it’s still not enough to end this horrific war.

 

After being held captive for a period of six months, a lot has changed. Dante's mindset and the Nightbane Guild have both undergone significant changes. The guild leader’s return has sparked doubts among both members and external observers regarding her leadership abilities, prompting heightened scrutiny and increased pressure on both her and the organization. Additionally, the ongoing war is reaching its climax and presenting the Nightbane Guild with formidable challenges as they advance upon the capital.

 

Sieges, battles, legendary monsters, uncovered truths, and internal demons. Every aspect of the guild is being put to the test and closely evaluated. No one is exempt from the growing tension. Loyalties are strained, relationships are pushed to their limits, and amidst it all, the simple objective of survival becomes increasingly unattainable.

 

Will the war resolve itself in the near future, or will further casualties be incurred as the conflict persists? Follow the Nightbane Guild to uncover the outcome.

Title Reveal

December 25, 2023

Even more blood is split to secure their freedom, but despite the lives lost and the more they have to sacrifice, it’s still not enough to end this horrific war.

A Stone's Carnage is the third book in the new adult dark epic fantasy series, the Nightbane Series. After being held captive for a period of six months, a lot has changed. Dante's mindset and the Nightbane Guild have both undergone significant changes. The guild leader’s return has sparked doubts among both members and external observers regarding her leadership abilities, prompting heightened scrutiny and increased pressure on both her and the organization. Additionally, the ongoing war is reaching its climax and presenting the Nightbane Guild with formidable challenges as they advance upon the capital.

Sieges, battles, legendary monsters, uncovered truths, and internal demons. Every aspect of the guild is being put to the test and closely evaluated. No one is exempt from the growing tension. Loyalties are strained, relationships are pushed to their limits, and amidst it all, the simple objective of survival becomes increasingly unattainable.

Will the war resolve itself in the near future, or will further casualties be incurred as the conflict persists? Follow the Nightbane Guild to uncover the outcome.

Cover Reveal in March!

Blurb Reveal

November 23, 2023

After being held captive for a period of six months, a lot has changed. Dante's mindset and the Nightbane Guild have both undergone significant changes. The guild leader’s return has sparked doubts among both members and external observers regarding her leadership abilities, prompting heightened scrutiny and increased pressure on both her and the organization. Additionally, the ongoing war is reaching its climax and presenting the Nightbane Guild with formidable challenges as they advance upon the capital.

 

Sieges, battles, legendary monsters, uncovered truths, and internal demons. Every aspect of the guild is being put to the test and closely evaluated. No one is exempt from the growing tension. Loyalties are strained, relationships are pushed to their limits, and amidst it all, the simple objective of survival becomes increasingly unattainable.

 

Will the war resolve itself in the near future, or will further casualties be incurred as the conflict persists? Follow the Nightbane Guild to uncover the outcome.

Title Reveal coming Christmas Day!

Stuff Your Kindle

September 20 - 23, 2023

IT'S STUFF YOUR KINDLE DAYS, AND A WIDOW'S WEB IS AMONG THOSE AVAILABLE FOR FREE ON AMAZON!

For four days only, the first novel of the Nightbane Series will be available for free on Amazon in honor of Stuff Your Kindle Days. Get this amazing book for free before the offer ends!

Ends EOD September 23, 2023

Sinful Adventures at Sinful Signings

September 15 - 18, 2023

 Sinful Signings has come and gone, but the adventures and experiences B.J. encountered during her first author signing will forever stay with her!

Sinful Signings was held in Roanoke, Virginia from September 15 to 17. This event hosted 50+ authors, influencers, and narrators, panels, breakfast, and a ball. For the area, this was the first of its kind and the first year of this event, with more to come in the future.

 

B. J. Rysewyk , there's quite a bit from this experience including which items were good free items to pass out, which items would sell faster, prints and promotional items to do in the future, who to sit next to or near at other events, how to market oneself, how to present oneself, and so much more.

 

Over the next few weeks, B. J. will be talking on her TikTok about her experience and everything she took away from the event both educationally and through experience. As of now, B. J. Rysewyk plans on returning to this event next year, though has yet to be confirmed as a returning author.

HAPPY RELEASE DAY!

July 4, 2023

Blood frees them, but Dante's not ready to face the number of deaths that must be made to ensure that freedom.

An Ember’s Shadow is the second book in the new adult dark epic fantasy series, the Nightbane Series. Outlaws to the Bremore Kingdom, a new journey awaits the Nightbane Guild as they ally themselves with Stelux. Faced with the task of turning cities against Bremore, Dante must learn more about herself, her guild, her relationship with Alexander, and what it means to be a guild leader on the frontlines if she wishes to bring her people home safely. However, as the days go on, the guild leader’s faced with more and more impossible decisions that will test her position and her sanity.

Join Dante and the Nightbane Guild on this continuation from A Widow's Web and learn what the guild has in store for the "elven bitch Queen."

AVAILABLE NOW ON KINDLE UNLIMITED, AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, AND OTHERS!

Happy Birthday, B. J. Rysewyk!

June 14, 2023

This year, B. J. Rysewyk turns 30, and like most having an existential crisis, they do something rash!

 

But, in this case, IT BENEFITS YOU!

B. J.'s birthday present to herself was an art print of our favorite power couple, Dante and Alexander, by Giulia F. Wille! This print is titled:

Forever is NEVER Long Enough

 

Not only is this print available for sharing, but it's up for preorder in the shop! And it's an even bigger print than the others, 5.5" x 8.5"!

 

Get yours today and celebrate only 20 more days until An Ember's Shadow comes out!

Sinful Signings Preorder!

April 1, 2023

Preorders are open on B. J. Rysewyk's site for Sinful Signings!

 

You can preorder your copy of A Widow's Web and/or An Ember's Shadow today and receive them on the weekend of the event!

The prices are rounded off to make it easier to purchase, as they'll match the prices at the event and are cheaper than they are in the stores!

You can preorder them through this link: https://forms.gle/zaDZGGunxbDfDJS36

Author Site Preorder!

April 1, 2023

Preorders are open on B. J. Rysewyk's site for An Ember's Shadow and the three new Swag Boxes she has to offer!

B. J. is opening the preorders for her site a month early to help ensure all the books and swag are ordered in time for the July 4th release. Given the number of books preordered for A Widow's Web, B. J. wants to make sure she has enough time to get the books in and fix any that come in damaged.

The book itself will be priced $3 higher than A Widow's Web due to the higher page count and word quantity.

The Swag Box price also increased by $4 due to inflation. B. J. always wants to make sure that her loyal fans and readers have the best price out there, so she tried to cut costs where she could without compromising the quality of the products. However, even in doing so, she had to raise the price of the box just enough to make up for the shortfall.

 

These Swag Boxes are still the best deals around, so get yours today!

ARC Reviews Are In

March 31, 2023

ARC readers have had the novel An Ember's Shadow for just over a month and have given their reviews on the novel! As of right now, it's sitting at an amazing, perfect 5-star rating on Goodreads!

Some review excerpts include:

"I didn't think that I could love this world any more than I already did, but this book proved me wrong! I love, love, love this read!" ~Kelly

"Words cannot describe how good this book is. The writing is brilliant, the pacing incredible. The book, just like the first, is so hard to put down."

"I don’t know how to feel after that ending… I enjoyed this book way more than the first book, which had a LOT of world building and descriptions! But I will say, all of that is very much worth it to get to book two!" ~Kim

Among others!

Add it to your Goodreads TBR today.

Cover Reveal

February 14, 2023

Blood frees them, but Dante's not ready to face the number of deaths that must be made to ensure that freedom.

 

An Ember’s Shadow is the second book in Blood frees them, but Dante's not ready to face the number of deaths that must be made to ensure that freedom.An Ember’s Shadow is the second book in the new adult dark epic fantasy series, the Nightbane Series. Outlaws to the Bremore Kingdom, a new journey awaits the Nightbane Guild as they ally themselves with Stelux. Faced with the task of turning cities against Bremore, Dante must learn more about herself, her guild, her relationship with Alexander, and what it means to be a guild leader on the frontlines if she wishes to bring her people home safely. However, as the days go on, the guild leader’s faced with more and more impossible decisions that will test her position and her sanity.

 

Join Dante and the Nightbane Guild on this continuation from A Widow's Web and learn what the guild has in store for the "elven bitch Queen." Add it to your Goodreads TBR today.

ARCs Have Been Sent

February 13, 2023

ARCs have been sent! 24 lucky readers were chosen to read an advanced copy of An Ember's Shadow months ahead of its release. These readers will have a month and a half to complete the novel, leave their reviews, and make posts about the book.

Keep an eye out for these by watching the #anembersshadow hastag!

ARC Sign Ups are Live

February 1, 2023

Your wishes have been answered! Sign-ups for An Ember's Shadow ARC team have been released!

While editing the novel, B. J. decided it didn't make sense for the novel to go through multiple rounds of edits only for a possible problem to arise while the ARC readers went through it. This way, before sending it off to the proofreader/copy editor, B. J. can edit what needs to be done before spending the money and having to redo it should the ARCs come back with issues.

This ARC is going to have a quicker timeline than the last. The goal is to send them out this Valentine's Day, so you have until EOD on the 13th to sign up, and those chosen will have until March 31st to finish it. This will allow B. J. time to fix anything before sending it off to the second editor.

New Logo

January 29, 2023

B. J. Rysewyk created her original logo in early 2021, but there was just something about it that wasn't sitting well. After remaking and redesigning the logo nearly a dozen times, she reached out to an old High School friend, Amber Cockrell, who majored in graphic design. She implored her to recreate the design to incorporate both her dark fantasy and dark romance tastes.

For those of you who remember, Amber Cockrell is the same designer that created the art print from A Widow's Web of the famous ship scene in Chapter 8.

After two months, Mrs. Cockrell created this fantastic logo that embodies everything Becca Jo is and the novels she represents. She is ecstatic with the new branding and is already plastering it on everything she can (business cards, stickers, socials, and more!).

Enter The Dark Underworld

January 3, 2023

Just two months after A Widow's Web, B. J. Rysewyk puts out her debut Romance novel through Amazon's Kindle Vella program, Elysium. This Dark Romance series begins with Hades and Persephone and follows the two as they fall in love despite the hardships that work to keep them apart. This dark spin on a classic tale includes mafia themes while also retelling the classic tale of Romeo and Juliette.

Blurb:

Elysium, a club in the underworld of Athens, is a neutral ground between the controlling families. Hades Celest prides himself on keeping it safe for all. That changes when Persephone Spartan walks in & finds herself in a difficult situation. Making a deal with her brother, Perseus, Hades watches over her despite his reluctance and their rivalry. There's something about her, though, that he can't resist & it'll take all his willpower to keep to the task & not give in to his own desires for her.

THE NIGHTBANE SERIES BOOK 2:
TITLE REVEAL

December 25, 2022

A new journey awaits the Nightbane Guild and its leader, Dante. Not only does her guild now have to fight an enemy they were once aligned with, but she has to ensure she doesn't get anyone else who follows her killed. After the death of her dear friend, she doesn't want to take any chances and is wary of the Queen going forward. With the help of the guild, Dante and her forces help the King attempt to turn the cities that once stood with Farrynn against her by showing them who truly cares for them. For some, like Cynebel, it's easy; for others, it requires more finesse. The journey there, though, requires her to learn more about herself, her relationship with Alexander, and her guild. However, with her friends at her back, Dante feels confident that not only will they be able to pull this off, but they might actually be able to walk away from this when the war finally ends.

 

Join Dante and the Nightbane Guild on this continuation from A Widow's Web and learn what the guild has in store for the "elven bitch Queen" in An Ember's Shadow.

ONE MONTH IN!

December 1, 2022

It's been a month since A Widow's Web was released and quite a bit has happened. But, despite all the downs, there were some things to celebrate!

After the first month, these are the stats!

Number of Paperbacks sold: 87

Number of total pages read on Kindle Unlimited: 3,593

Number of ebooks sold: 20

 

As a debut author, even just one book purchased is a blessing, so I'm so very grateful for your love and support over the last 30 days and everyone new who's joined the fandom!

IT'S FINALLY HERE!

October 31, 2022

2 years and 11 months in the making, A Widow's Web is finally released!

Since I was a sophomore in high school, I have always wanted to publish a novel. What started as a prepubescent bout of jealousy turned into a lifelong passion that I am finally making a reality. A Widow's Web is everything I could've hoped it to be and more. With over a 4.3-star rating on Goodreads, and over a 4.5-star rating on Barnes & Noble, so far this novel is well received and has well over 100 reviews on multiple sites.

 

I am so eternally grateful for everyone who has not only supported me but has helped me along this journey. You guys are the real winners, and I am so very grateful for everyone who's been a part of this journey.

You can read this debut novel on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and in Paperback!

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

October 1, 2022

THERE ARE 30 DAYS LEFT UNTIL A WIDOW'S WEB RELEASES!

The feelings B. J. Rysewyk is going through range from crying in her pillow at night because she can't believe this is happening to screaming at the top of her lungs in her car because she can't believe this is happening. This has been a lifelong dream of hers and it's finally coming to fruition.

A Widow's Web has a 4.4-star rating on Goodreads and a 5-star rating on Barnes and Noble. Make sure to preorder your copy today or plan to read it on KU come Halloween! Make sure to also check out B. J.'s IG and TikToks for special coupons coming out this month!

eBook is Uploaded!

August 18, 2022

With less than 75 days left until the release, the eBook version of A Widow's Web has been uploaded to KDP!

This version of the book has some slight modifications to the formatting compared to its Paperback counterpart. Instead of the heading containing a spiderweb, the eBook headings will contain the Nightbane Guild logo. This was due to the nature of the spiderweb and how it'd be unrecognizable once in the eBook format. A larger image was needed and the guild logo fit the mold well.

You can preorder the eBook version today by clicking here. Or, you can read this amazing story on Halloween through the Kindle Unlimited program!

91 DAYS!

August 1, 2022

It's official, there are 91 days left until A Widow's Web is officially published!

 

The last year and a half has been a whirlwind of emotions both as an author and as a person. It's been my dream since high school to publish my own novel. It may have taken 14 years, but B. J. Rysewyk is finally accomplishing something that only a select few can claim.

 

A Widow's Web is averaging a 4.4-star rating on Goodreads and is a novel many are looking forward to reading as this Dark High Fantasy novel promises action-packed fun and adventures. Join Dante and the Nightbane Guild this Halloween by preordering your copy today!

PREORDERS ARE LIVE!

July 1, 2022

After 19 long months, A Widow's Web is finally up for preorder both in Paperback and eBook!

Blurb: From freedom to enslavement, only freed through blood and death.


“A Widow’s Web” is a New Adult, Dark Epic Fantasy that follows Dante and the Nightbane Guild as they help the Bremore Kingdom win a war they’ve been entangled in for a hundred years. It begins with an assignment allegedly from Bremore’s rival kingdom, the Stelux Empire, asking them to steal documents that’ll help them win the war between the two nations. However, after taking the assignment, Dante comes to realize it’s a trap set up by Bremore to force the guild into contractual employment. The novel follows the guild leader, Dante, and the other guild members as they navigate the elven court and carry out a plan that will end the war and hopefully won’t kill too many of them in the process.

You can purchase your copy through multiple platforms, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble! You can also go through this site by clicking the shop button above. If you sign up for the newsletter, you can even get a special 10% off coupon to your email!

We are grateful for the love and support you've shown me these last years. None of this would have been possible without your support and your interest in this debut novel. I'm so excited for y'all to read it and enjoy the world I've created for y'all!

Before purchasing, please make sure to check out the trigger warnings listed here!

Swag Reveal

June 1, 2022

The swag for B. J. Rysewyk's debut novel, A Widow's Web, has been revealed and reviews are in! We want it, and we want it all!

 

Becca Jo revealed her latest swag on 17 June 2022, to her followers on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Readers who are actively awaiting the release of B. J.'s debut novel is demanding that they need all the swag listed in her posts. In addition to revealing swag, B. J. Rysewyk graciously listed the prices for each item ahead of the preorder date, 1 July 2022, so readers could plan accordingly for the big day.

If you're interested in viewing the swag, please click here!

ARCS ARE OUT!

May 27, 2022

It's official, A.R.C. or advance reader/review copies are out and in the reader's hands.  Friday, May 27th at 5 EST copies of A Widow's Web were sent to 500 readers to read and review the novel before it's published on October 31, 2022.

 

This is intramental to the marketing of the series because this lets potential readers know not only what the book is about but what other readers think of the story, the characters, and every other aspect of this Dark Epic Fantasy novel. You can view such reviewa on the novel's Goodreads page linked here!

B. J. RYSEWYK IS OFFICIAL!

May 11, 2022

It's official, B. J. Rysewyk is on Goodreads and so is A Widow's Web! the second week in May was a special week for the author because not only was her debut novel uploaded and approved on Goodreads, she was approved as the author and given the official Goodreads Author seal.

Becca Jo is over the moon and cried upon seeing her new author page and could not wait to share it on social media. You can check out her author page below and add A Widow's Web to your TBR list!

AMAZING NEW AUTHOR TOOL!

May 6, 2022

As an author myself, I know how hard it can be to write a novel and keep everything straight. As such, I've created two workbooks to help record your main and side character's traits and characteristics for your personal record. This is a wonderful tool for authors who have a number of main and side characters to keep track of.

Each workbook allows you to record up to 10 characters, each, with plenty of space to jot down all your amazing designs. And, this is just the beginning! These books are the beginning of a series of workbooks, called A Novel Guide, that'll break down aspects of writing a novel into workbooks for easy reference and access.

These workbooks are reasonably priced and can be purchased on Amazon. Linked here.

UPDATE:

THIS TOOL HAS BEEN REMOVED DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST

SEARCHING FOR ARC READERS!

APRIL 19, 2022

It's that time, the Advance Reader/Review Copy reader sign-up is live!

 

If you're interested in reading a dark, epic fantasy that follows a guild on their journey to rid themselves of a job they were forced to take, sign up through the Google form below! Before signing up, please make sure to check the trigger warnings listed here.

 

Only 25 physical copies will be sent, in an effort to prevent piracy; and recipients will be chosen the weekend following May 15th. Sign up before then and you may be chosen to get an advance copy of this amazing book!

COVER REVEAL!

APRIL 1, 2022

1 April wasn't just a day to prank your friends and family. Author B. J. Rysewyk debuted her cover for her novel, A Widow's Web, for the first time since its creation! This cover not only encompasses the necessary dark themes showcased in the plot of the story, but it's perfect for its Halloween release date!

This cover, designed by Ska. W. Barnes of AC Graphics, brings together the title and the themes of this Dark Fantasy novel while enticing readers to pick it up and add it to their TBR (to be read).

Preorders for A Widow's Web open 1 July 2022 so make sure to check out the blurb by clicking here!

BOOK 2 IN PRODUCTION!

JANUARY 1, 2022

Late November, B. J. Rysewyk started writing Book II of the Nightbane Series. This book begins two weeks after the conclusion of A Widow's Web.

 

She hopes to finish this book by the beginning of summer. However, with her debut novel off to the editor in a few months and working to format it for ARCs and preorders, B. J. Rysewyk is hoping to just follow the flow and not worry about a deadline.

The title of book II will be announced in December 2022.

A WIDOW'S WEB OFF TO THE BETA READERS!

November 16, 2021

Finishing the third round of edits in mid-November, B. J. Rysewyk extends her thank you to the loyal followers who have supported her journey and have signed up to be Beta Readers by sending it a week early! These special individuals will receive an unedited and unformatted copy of the novel to read and review for grammatical errors, plot holes, sentence structure, and more!

B. J. Rysewyk is eternally grateful for the help she's received from not only these readers but her Alpha Readers as well. Without their help, A Widow's Web couldn't have taken off the way it has.

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