Jaye Wells

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Volatile Bonds is Here!

It’s finally the day! Today is the official launch of Volatile Bonds–the fourth novel in the Prospero’s War series.

Magic is a drug. Dirty deals lead to deadly ends.
When the Magic Enforcement Agency is called out to the scene of a dirty magic lab explosion, a body with a bullet wound is found in the smoldering ruins. As Detective Kate Prospero and her partner, Special Agent Drew Morales, hunt down the killer, they uncover evidence that a dangerous new coven may be operating in the Cauldron.

It’s not long before the bodies start piling up, and the heat is on for the team to make an arrest. Solving the murders will require unraveling dangerous alliances between the city’s dirty magic covens. And if they’re not careful, the new complexities of Morales and Prospero’s own partnership threaten to make a volatile situation downright deadly.

Read chapter one of Volatile Bonds here.

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Note: If your favorite local book store doesn’t carry Volatile Bonds, please ask them to order it for you. 

Audiobooks will be available on October 31 from your favorite audiobook retailer. The delay was necessary to ensure we were able to continue with Morgan Hallett, the original narrator of the series. Going forward, the audio won’t have this sort of delay. Thanks for your patience!

I had so much fun revisiting these characters and I’m already hard at work on book 5, which should release next spring. Happy reading!

Bookseller Info for Volatile Bonds

Hello lovely, wonderful, smart booksellers!

First, thank you so much for your support of my books in the past. So many of you have hand-sold my books to future Wells fans, and I am eternally grateful for that.

Second, you might have heard that I’m self-publishing the rest of the Prospero’s War series. Book four is titled VOLATILE BONDS and releases on September 12. In an effort to provide as seamless a transition as possible for my readers, I am making the books available in print, ebook, and audio.

The good news is that this means your customers who want my books can easily buy them from you. The bad news is that since I don’t have the muscle of a Big Five publisher behind me, it’s harder for me to make sure those copies get to you.

To that end, I am using Ingram Spark as my main distribution channel for print. This allowed me to offer bookstores the highest discount as well as making the books returnable. It may take a bit longer to get them out this way, but in the end, I think this is the best possible option for all of us–especially the readers.

The ordering information is below. Thanks!

Volatile Bonds
Prospero’s War 4
ISBN: 978-0-9892684-8-6
Cover price: $15
Release Date: September 12, 2017

Magic is a drug. Dirty deals lead to deadly ends.

When the Magic Enforcement Agency is called out to the scene of a dirty magic explosion, a body with a bullet wound is found in the smoldering ruins. As Detective Kate Prospero and her partner, Special Agent Drew Morales, hunt down the killer, they uncover evidence that a dangerous new coven may be operating in the Cauldron.

It’s not long before the bodies start piling up, and the heat is on for the team to make an arrest. Solving the murders will require unraveling dangerous alliances between the city’s dirty magic covens. And if they’re not careful, the new complexities of Morales and Prospero’s own partnership threaten to make a volatile situation downright deadly.

 

Preorder Info for Volatile Bonds

Volatile Bonds: Book Four 

DIRTY DEALS LEAD TO DEADLY ENDS.

When the Magic Enforcement Agency is called out to the scene of a dirty magic lab explosion, a body with a bullet wound is found in the smoldering ruins. As Detective Kate Prospero and her partner, Special Agent Drew Morales, hunt down the killer, they uncover evidence that a dangerous new coven may be operating in the Cauldron.

It’s not long before the bodies start piling up, and the heat is on for the team to make an arrest. Solving the murders will require unraveling dangerous alliances between the city’s dirty magic covens. And if they’re not careful, the new complexities of Morales and Prospero’s own partnership threaten to make a volatile situation downright deadly.

Read the first chapter of Volatile Bonds now

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Want the print version? Preorder signed copies of Volatile Bonds exclusively from Murder by the Book. They can ship anywhere. 

The Chosen Ones Unboxing

Calling All Sabina Kane Fans

Surprise!

If you’re already a fan of my Sabina Kane series, you might be aware that I wrote a two novellas and a short story set in Sabina’s universe. Up until now, those stories have only been available in e-book and distribution was limited so fans in some countries couldn’t read them. I also know that some of my Sabina fans simply prefer print books. So I came up with the idea of creating a collection that combines all the Sabina Kane short fiction into one print-only volume.

But that’s not all! I also decided to throw in a Kate Prospero story. Fire Water is a prequel novella to my Prospero’s War series. It’s a stand-alone story that’s about one of Kate’s first cases as a rookie cop. It also tells the story of how Kate met Baba. If you haven’t tried my Kate Prospero series yet, this is a great introduction. If you’re already a fan of the Prospero’s War series, this is a must read.

All of these stories are still available separately in ebook, but you can only get all four stories together in this special print edition bound in a gorgeous matte cover.

About The Chosen Ones:

Sabina Kane is one of the most infamous and beloved heroines in the Urban Fantasy genre. This special collection of short fiction is a must-have for any fan of the series, and a must-read for any fan of the genre.

Fool’s Gold
In the 1970s, Sabina Kane was a rookie assassin looking for first big kill. But when the time comes to prove her skills to the Dominae, she finds herself shadowing Slade Corbin, a more experienced assassin with a huge chip on his shoulder. Together, they must track down a blackmailer who’s threatening to expose the existence of vampires to the world.

Violet Tendencies
Former assassin Sabina Kane heads to Los Angeles to find her kidnapped sister. Helping her on the mission are her hot mage partner, her Mischief demon minion, and a Vanity demon named Valva. The problem? She’s got to figure out how to find her sister without letting her enemies know she’s back in town. But Sabina learns the hard way that Vanity demons don’t know the meaning of the phrase “low profile.”

Rusted Veins
Halloween in New Orleans is usually a treat. But for Sabina Kane and the rest of Team Awesome, this year’s celebration is full of tricks. A mage has gone missing and it’s up to Sabina and the gang to find her. The problem? The missing mage is one of Adam Lazarus’s old flames, and having her show up in their lives is giving Sabina heartburn. Luckily for Adam’s ex, but unlucky for her kidnappers, Sabina Kane isn’t easily spooked.

Includes Bonus Prospero’s War Novella: Fire Water

Buy The Chosen Ones now!

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Please note: You will be able to buy this from B&N, Indiebound and other online retailers in a few weeks. It takes time for the book to show up on other stores’ sites. I will post in my newsletter and on this site once they’re available. Thanks for your patience!

Urban Allies is Out

Urban Fantasy fans won’t want to miss this blockbuster anthology that features some of the most beloved characters of the genre teaming up in cross-over stories.

Sabina Kane fans will be especially excited to see Sabina, Adam and Mr. Giggles again. In the story “Ladies’ Fight,” which I co-wrote with Caitlin Kittredge, Sabina and the gang team up with Ava the hellhound and Leo the reaper to hunt down an enchanted scythe. The fur really flies when the hairless cat demon meets a hellhound.

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Worlds collide when two different urban fantasy series meet in each of the ten electrifying stories in this collaborative project, featuring beloved characters such as Peter Octavian and Dahlia Lynley-Chivers, Joanne Walker and Harper Blaine, Joe Ledger and Special Agent Franks, Sabina Kane and Ava. Urban Allies melds the talents of some of the most high-profile authors in the genre today—many of whom are working together for the first time—to give readers a chance to see their favorite characters in an imaginative and fresh way.

Contributors Include:

Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden
Carrie Vaughn and Diana Rowland
Jonathan Maberry and Larry Correia
Kelley Armstrong and Seanan Mcguire
Joseph Nassise and Sam Witt
Steven Savile And Craig Schaefer
David Wellington and Weston Ochse
Stephen Blackmoore and Jeff Somers
C. E. Murphy and Kat Richardson
Jaye Wells and Caitlin Kittredge

Here’s what reviewers are saying about it:

Library Journal (Starred Review)

These ten shared stories bring together the work of 20 different authors. “Ladies’ Fight” matches up Caitlin Kittredge’s hellhound Ava and reaper Leo with Jaye Wells’s Chosen, Sabina Kane, her partner Adam, and demon Giguhl as they search for the Grim Reaper’s scythe. In “Tailed,” Seanan McGuire’s Verity Price hunts a cryptid poacher and discovers a werewolf with her kids and Kelley Armstrong’s Elena, Kate, and Logan. More pairings of fan-favorite characters, including Peter Octavian and Dahlia Lynley-Chivers, and JoeLedger and Agent Franks, bring fresh outings and fun crossovers sure to delight many readers. Verdict This anthology highlights incredible authors and their best lead protagonists. Readers will devour these stories, which answer the question many fans pose: “What if these two characters met?”

RT Book Reviews – 4 ½ Stars and a Top Pick

Literary mashups are no easy feat, but thanks to some excellent pairings and the work of a group of wonderfully talented writers, this collection is enormously fun from beginning to end, particularly for series fans. The teamwork on display in these stories yields some fascinating results, providing authors and readers with a wonderfully imaginative way to explore and reimagine some beloved characters and settings and offering the chance to see what happens when those characters and worlds suddenly collide. Devotees of the featured series will feel right at home with most of these scenarios, but newcomers will have no trouble at all diving into each of these stories, and will no doubt come out with a new list of must-reads as a result.

Booklist

Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Charlaine Harris, Caitlin Kittredge, and Jonathan Maberry combine their distinctive talents in this unique collection, where 20 best-selling urban-fantasy authors teamed up on 10 original short stories featuring their series characters…“Pig Roast” is a fun, fast-paced read, while “The Lessons of Room 19” is both a creepy read and a smart commentary on the haunting nature of grief. “Blood for Blood” introduces Peter Octavian to Dahlia Lynley-Chivers, and their dangerous adventure will have readers flipping the pages. Once readers arrive at “Spite House,” they will wonder how it is possible that Seattle PIs Harper Blaine and Joanne Walker have never met before. Most of the stories serve as a nice introduction to these individual series and will send readers unfamiliar with these characters back to library shelves to find the backlist. Recommended for fantasy collections.

Publishers Weekly

“An all-star roster of 20 urban fantasy authors headlines this collection of 10 crossover adventures, each of which sees two writers pitting their signature heroes against shared threats…Nassise (Midian Unmade) has assembled an admirable group of contributors who do a good if sometimes uneven job of blending both styles and toy boxes. The tales lean more toward the darker fantasy or horror end of the spectrum, making for an occasionally gory spectacle. Readers will undoubtedly get a kick out of seeing their favorite heroes solving cases together and will enjoy being introduced to new characters and settings. (Aug.)

Buy Urban Allies now! 

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