Jaye Wells

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Pixel Project

This month, I’ve been participating in the Pixel Project’s Read for Pixels Campaign to help end violence against women. Thirteen bestselling authors have come together to talk about our experiences with VAW and to help raise awareness and funds for the important issue.

Last night, I participated in a Google Hangout with Regina Yau, who is the founder and President of The Pixel Project. Regina and I discussed a writer’s responsibility in fiction and the importance of stories in helping to shape society’s attitudes about violence and women. I also took some fun questions from the audience. Check it out.

Also, all of the authors participating in the campaign have donated special perks for donors. I contributed a cameo in one of my upcoming books along with a handwritten haiku for the winner. There are also wallpapers featuring book covers, critiques, signed books, and lots of other goodies. Of course, the greatest perk of all is knowing you’re helping to make a difference. The campaign is 2/3 towards their goal of raising $6000. Let’s help them surpass that! Please donate here.

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Exciting news!

My new Magic Enforcement Agency site is live. It’s got lots of information about the Prospero’s War series. Great for fans of the series or people wanting to know what it’s all about. There are even a couple of fun extras, like the music playlist for the series and an Ask the Wizard section. Go check it out!

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Reddit AMA!

FB Poster - Teaser 03(1)Next month, I’m participating in the Read for Pixels 2015 campaign – International Women’s Day Edition–by the PIxel Project to help end violence against women.   I come from a home that was shattered by domestic violence and have known too many amazing women who are survivors, so this cause is very close to my heart. I’ll also be doing a Read For Pixels Google Hangout  with The Pixel Project at 8.30pm EST, March 29 2015.

To help promote the campaign, I’m doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything today. This is a great chance to ask me questions about my books or writing or anything you’ve been curious about. I’m so excited to be a part of the Read for Pixels campaign. Stopping violence against women is a very personal topic for me, and I’m happy to have a chance to help raise money and awareness for this crucial issue. Stop by and say hi!

 

 

 

 

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

On release day, I’ll be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card. Just tweet a link to an excerpt for the book and/or sign up for my newsletter to be entered! Details in the Rafflecopter widget below.

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1 Week Until Deadly Spells!

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Coming Feb. 10: Deadly Spells

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Fire Water is Here!

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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

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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.

2014

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 …

2015 

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.

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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.


 

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