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Volatile Bonds Preorders

Big news! I’ve made a deal with Murder By the Books in Houston to offer exclusive preorders for print editions of Volatile Bonds!

If you preorder with them, they’ll have me sign your copy (or personalize if you’d prefer), and ship them to you. They are also offering orders for signed copies of Dirty Magic, Red-Headed Stepchild, and my Meridian Six books.

Or, if you’re attending NOLA Storycon in September, preordering ensures you’ll have a guaranteed copy waiting for you.

Preorder your copies today!  Scroll down to Ws to find my titles.

I will also be at Murder by the Book on October 26 at 6:30pm. For more information about the signing. 

Note: At this time, I am not setting up preorders for ebooks of this title. However, it will be available in ebook and audiobook.

Volatile Bonds Cover

We’re only about two months out from the release of Volatile Bonds (Prospero’s War 4).

Today, I revealed the book cover at Vampire Book Club. I also sent out a newsletter to subscribers that has the entire first chapter of the book. Not subscribed yet? Don’t worry. New subscribers will also receive the first chapter as a thank you for signing up.

To receive the first chapter of Volatile Bonds now, sign up for my newsletter now by entering your email address into the form on the upper right hand corner of this web page. 

Check out the big reveal of Volatile Bonds over at Vampire Book Club! Post includes the back cover blurb, reviews of previous books in the series, and other tidbits.

Join the Goodreads Prospero’s War Readalong Group

Prospero’s War Readalong
Prospero's War Readalong
83 members

We’re counting down to the release of the 4th Prospero’s War Novel by Bestselling Author Jaye Wells. Join us as we re-read the series leading up to the release of VOLATILE BONDS!Genre: urban fantasy/police procedural


Books we’ve read

Dirty Magic
Cursed Moon
Deadly Spells
Fire Water



View this group on Goodreads »

I also wanted to address a question I’m getting about preorders for this book. Since this is the first time I’ll be self-publishing a project this big, I’m skipping preorders. Until I know how smoothly the upload and distribution process goes with each of the retailers, this is the best way to ensure a smooth release. In the future, I’ll revisit the option.

If you’re worried about missing the release when it happens, there are a few options.

  1. Sign up for my newsletter (upper right side of this web page)
  2. Follow my author page at Amazon (will email when I release a new book)
  3. Follow my author profile on Bookbub (will alert you every time I release a new book or put one on sale)
  4. Follow me on Twitter or Instagram for more frequent news and fun updates

Prospero’s War Series Readalong

With the fourth Prospero’s War book, Volatile Bonds, coming out in September, I thought it was a good time to host a series re-read of the first four stories in the series (three novels and one novella).

If you’re already a fan of the series, this is a great way to refresh your memory about all the twists and turns so far. If you’ve not yet tried the series, this is the perfect time to get onboard. In addition to discussions about each story, we’re also doing fun topic discussions and lots of giveaways. You definitely won’t want to miss this!

What to do now:

Go to Goodreads and join the readalong group. Leave a comment in the Intro post to start getting to know the other participants. Prospero’s War Readalong Group.

  1. Prospero’s War Readalong
    Prospero's War Readalong
    79 members

    We’re counting down to the release of the 4th Prospero’s War Novel by Bestselling Author Jaye Wells. Join us as we re-read the series leading up to the release of VOLATILE BONDS!Genre: urban fantasy


    Books we’ve read

    Dirty Magic
    Cursed Moon
    Deadly Spells
    Fire Water



    View this group on Goodreads »

    Buy Dirty Magic now!
    Amazon | B&N | Apple | Indie Bound | Audible 

    The first official discussion of Dirty Magic begins on July 11. It might be a good idea to get a head start on reading that book now since we’ll be moving at a pretty fast clip once we get started.

Cursed Moon Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Cursed Moon by Jaye Wells

Cursed Moon

by Jaye Wells

Giveaway ends July 07, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Dirty Magic Giveaway

If you haven’t yet given DIRTY MAGIC, the first book in my Prospero’s War series, a read now is a great time to start. I’m giving away ten free, signed copies on Goodreads. Enter today!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells

Dirty Magic

by Jaye Wells

Giveaway ends June 08, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

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Children of Ash News!

Big news! The International Vampire Film & Art Festival has shortlisted Children of Ash for their Golden Stake award. The festival will take place in May in Transylvania. At this point, I am trying to determine whether I’ll be able to attend the festival, but at a minimum, I’ll be doing a Skyped interview and reading. Either way, I am so thrilled to see this book honored among some of the best vampire fiction of 2016!

Here’s what the critics have said about Children of Ash

“This is one of the very best vampire series that I’ve ever read: tonally comparable to Cronin’s Passage trilogy, Hogan and del Toro’s Strain trilogy, and Matheson’s I am Legend. Utterly readable.” -Paul Goat Allen

 

 

Buy Children of Ash now:

Amazon | B & N

Goals for 2017

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year. I’m very excited about 2017 and I have some fun projects in the works for my readers. I can’t talk about the plans yet, but trust that I’m working on some new stories that should make you very happy.

Some of you might know that in 2016 I graduated with my MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. I got the degree, in part, because I wanted to teach writing. It’s been a dream of mine for a long time to have a writers’ workshop where I share what I know about the craft, and I’ve been laying groundwork for a while to make it a reality.

One of my big goals for 2017 is to host a writing retreat. Then, in December, I was approached by a company that sells USB drives for companies to use as swag. I realized it was the perfect sort of giveaway to hand out at my writing workshops. Luckily, I’d just had a logo created for my teaching business that I could put on them, too. This is what you call synchronicity, friends. I am now the owner of these really awesome flash drives.

Aren’t they cute? If you can’t tell, they’re little wooden books! The logo is sort of hard to see, too, but in person they look amazing. Thanks to my stalwart marketing assistant, Chelsea Klepfer, for designing the logo!

Now I basically have to plan a writing workshop. I know it’s a backward way to motivate myself, but that’s pretty much how I roll. If you’re interested in taking a workshop with me or attending a retreat, definitely sign up for my newsletter because I’ll  be posting information for singing up there. My goal right now is to have a retreat in the fall and possible also host an online class this year, as well. Stay tuned !

Also, a quick thanks to USB Memory Direct for the custom drives they sent me. They were a pleasure to work with, and I’ll definitely be ordering more.

New Jaye’s Office Hours: Creating Tension in Dialogue

Reddit AYA Today

worldbuilders-logo_web_smaller1This morning, several authors are hanging out at Reddit doing an Ask You Anything to benefit the Worldbuilders charity. If you aren’t familiar with Worldbuilders, it was created by Patrick Rothfuss and raises money for Heifer International. You can also go to their site and bid on amazing special signed editions of books from your favorite authors. There are several signed editions of my foreign editions and audio books available there.   After you check it out, I hope you’ll stop by Reddit to chat about books with me!