Jaye Wells

Deadly Spells is here!

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The third book in my Prospero’s War series is out today! In this installment, the murder of a coven leader threatens to spark a coven war in the slums of Babylon, Ohio. Kate and the rest of the MEA task force must find who’s really behind the murder if they want to stop an explosion of violence in the city.

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Deadly Spells launches on 2/10

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Come ask me questions about DEADLY SPELLS and the rest of the Prospero’s War series on Feb. 10 at 11:30am CST.

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Fire Water is Here!



Fans of Kate Prospero will be excited to learn that FIRE WATER is out today! This novella is a prequel to DIRTY MAGIC that follows Kate on one of her first cases as a rookie cop. You’ll also find out how Kate and Baba met for the first time.

This is the perfect way to whet your appetite for the big launch of DEADLY SPELLS (Prospero’s War 3) on February 10!

For an excerpt of Fire Water, click here.

Or just jump right in and buy it now!

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End of Year Wrap Up











Well, folks, it’s time to close the books on another year. This year went by way too fast, but when I looked back over everything that happened it suddenly feels like I lived two year’s worth of busy. Looking forward to 2015, it doesn’t look like things will be slowing down at all. But that’s just the way I like it.


Projects Completed:

1 novel (Deadly Spells)

3 novellas (Children of Ash, Fool’s Gold and Fire Water)

I also wrote 1/3 of a spec novel (Moon Hollow)

Projects Released:

Dirty Magic (January)

Cursed Moon (August)

Fool’s Gold (November)

“Bluest Hour” (Released in Fantasy for Good Anthology-Dec.)

Books Read: 30

Cities Visited: 9

Other Accomplishments:

Started grad school to earn my MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill

Sold Dutch Rights to Dirty Magic and Cursed Moon

Dirty Magic nominated for RT Book Lover’s Reviewer’s Choice Award (Best Urban Fantasy)

Some other exciting stuff that I can’t talk about until next year

Speaking of …


Upcoming Releases:

Fire Water (Jan. 6) – Prospero’s War novella

Deadly Spells (Feb. 10) – Prospero’s War 3

Children of Ash (March) – Meridian Six novella

Upcoming Events:

MFA Residency – Pittsburgh (Jan. 9)

Coastal Magic Con – Daytona Beach, FL (Feb. 5)

Murder by the Book signing – Houston (Feb. 12)

Virginia Festival of the Book (Mar. 18)

RT Book Lover’s Convention – Dallas (May 13)

I’m really proud of 2014 and am super excited about everything coming in 2015. We’ll be spending New Year’s Eve at home with a fire and a nice meal and lots of family time. On New Year’s Day, I’ll be attending a special yoga event to do 108 sun salutations to welcome the new year.

Whatever you’re planning to ring in the New Year, I hope you’re safe and happy. May 2015 be filled with good times, great friends, and even better books!






One Week Until Fire Water

Fire Water comes out in one week! This is the first novella set in the Prospero’s War universe.

Here’s the blurb:

Rookie cop Kate Prospero only has one more training assignment to pass before she’s officially sworn in to Babylon Police Department. But the veteran cop in charge of the river patrol boat is a salty old guy isn’t happy about playing tour guide to a rookie and seems even less interested in real police work. But while on patrol, they stumble on to what appears to be a floating dirty magic lab. This highly combustible situation might finally be the key to these two unlikely partners finding common ground.


An excerpt from FIRE WATER by Jaye Wells
Pretty much any cop can tell you the story of their first arrest. Also the first time they pointed a gun at someone–or had one shoved in their face. The first handcuffing, the first black eye, the first time a perp puked on them–and, for some, the first person they killed.

My first collar wasn’t all that memorable. Just a speeding ticket that led to an arrest for outstanding warrants.

My second was mildly more interesting, but not exactly earth-shattering. Underage girl selling three-dollar blow jobs in an alley off Stark Street. When she’d seen me coming, she hadn’t fought at all. Not surprising since I basically caught her with a mouthful of incriminating evidence.

No, my first two busts weren’t that impressive. Sure, the second got a couple of laughs when told over beers at O’Malley’s near the Cauldron cop shop. But it wasn’t a contender for best war story compared to some of the fucked up shit the veteran cops on our squad had seen. Working in a magical ghetto didn’t have a lot of advantages–except when it came to outdoing your cronies with fish tales of junky wizards and potion peddling homunculi.

However, my third bust was the stuff of Cauldron legend. Ever since it happened, cops in Babylon referred to in hushed tones and begged me to retell it over beers. But to me, it was more than just my go-to war story.

It was the story of how I became a real cop.


Preorder FIRE WATER now so it will be delivered to your ereader first thing on Jan. 6!

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You Were On the Nice List!

Huge news! For today only, Amazon has made DIRTY MAGIC the Kindle Daily Deal. The ebook version is on sale for only $2.99! Now is the perfect time to use up those gift cards or fire up that Kindle you got under the tree.

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Buy Dirty Magic for $2.99 at Amazon now!

Read the first chapter of Dirty Magic here.

What people are saying about Dirty Magic:

“Jaye Wells has created a fresh, magical world full of potion junkies & alchemists that promises to break new ground in paranormal thrillers.” – Laurell K. Hamilton

“Kate Prospero is my new favorite heroine—imperfect, haunted, driven, and dangerous.” – Kevin Hearne, NYT Bestselling Author of The Iron Druid Chronicles

Dirty Magic showcases seasoned pro, Wells, at the top of her game, and establishes newcomer Kate Prospero as the urban fantasy heroine to beat.” – Vicki Pettersson, NYT Bestelling Author of The Signs of the Zodiac series

Happy Holidays and a Bright and Happy New Year!


Holiday Newsletter


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My holiday newsletter was sent out to all subscribers this week. In it, I shared some cool news, a writing tip, information about all my upcoming releases (three in the next two months!), and announced the winner of a chemistry-themed bar set and $50 Amazon gift card. I thought I’d share the newsletter here for anyone who wants to know what’s what.

If you’d like exclusive updates, excerpts, and prizes, sign up to receive the newsletter each month. I promise I won’t send update too often (usually just once a month unless something really big happens), and I will never, ever share or sell your information. Plus, there are some great things coming that I can’t wait to share with you in the new year!

Regardless of whether you sign up , I hope you have a wonderful holiday season with good friends, family, and lots of laughter.

Read Jaye’s newsletter here.