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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.

Meridian Six Has Fangs

Paul Goat Allen, who is one of the most respected reviewers of dark fantasy in the industry, is doing a series of posts at Blue Ink Reviews to help readers find the best examples of self-published fiction in several categories. Today, he posted his top ten picks for best vampire fiction. I’m thrilled to announce that my novella, MERIDIAN SIX, earned the no. 1 spot!

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“A masterful fusion of post-apocalyptic fiction, dark fantasy, and subtle social commentary, this is, simply put, the best self-published vampire story I have read in my 20 years of reviewing. And it’s just the beginning of a series that has the potential to change the landscape of genre fiction. Mark my words: It’s that good.” –Paul Goat Allen 

To read the entire list, click here.

The sequel to Meridian Six, called CHILDREN OF ASH, will release in March of 2015.

Buy MERIDIAN SIX now!

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Holiday Sales

It’s December and you know that that means: Lots of people asking you to spend your hard-earned money on stuff. I know, I know. It’s exhausting. I’d like to tell you that I’m not about to do the same damned thing, but I try not to lie to you. However, I will say that I think it’s important over the stress of the holidays to take a few moments to relax and get some you time. To that end, I’ve put not one, not two, but THREE of my books on sale this month for just $.99!

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Did you know I’ve written three Sabina Kane novellas since that series ended? Violet Tendencies, Rusted Veins, and Fool’s Gold are all on sale via a special promotion from the major ebook retailers.

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Fool’s Gold  is a Sabina Kane prequel novella where you get to see her first job as an assassin. (You also get to meet reader favorite, Slade Corbin for the first time.)

Buy Fool’s Gold now: AmazonB&N | Apple | Kindle

 

Rusted Veins is a Halloween novella that revisits Team Awesome after the action of Blue-Blooded Vamp. This is your chance to meet Giguhl’s kids and find out some juicy stuff from Adam’s past!

Buy Rusted Veins now! Amazon | B&N | Apple | Kobo

 

 

Violet Tendencies is a novella that happens between the action of The Mage in Black and Green-Eyed Demon. It tells the story of why Valva really left the team. Plus there’s a vampire strip club melee. What’s not to love?

Buy Violet Tendencies now! Amazon | B&N |Apple | Kobo

 

While you’re at it, go ahead and preorder the Fantasy for Good Anthology. It’s coming out on December 9 and benefits the Colon Cancer Alliance. This collection of thirty-one stories from the brightest stars of the fantasy world features everything from urban fantasy to high fantasy and everything in between. Plus all the proceeds go toward the research, prevention, and support of colon cancer patients.

Featuring brand new fiction from Piers Anthony, Michael Moorcock, Carrie Vaughn, Kelley Armstrong, Alan Dean Foster, Katharine Kerr, David Farland, Jane Lindskold, Nnedi Okorafor, Todd McCaffrey and many more, alongside classic tales from George R.R. Martin, Jay Lake, Kevin J Anderson & Rebecca Moesta, and Neil Gaiman. 

Buy Fantasy for Good! Amazon (ebook)  | Nightscape Press (Print)

 

Big News

RT Book Reviews announced their nominees for the 2014 Reviewers’ Choice Awards today, and I’m thrilled to announce that DIRTY MAGIC is up for Best Urban Fantasy Novel of the Year! The winner will be announced at the RT Book Lovers’ Convention in Dallas in May.

You can read the full list of nominees here.

rtawardsnominees_finalThis is my third time being nominated for an RT Award (I won it in 2012 for Blue-Blooded Vamp) and it just doesn’t get old. RT Book Reviewers is the only major book award that consistently celebrates the achievements of female authors in urban fantasy. I am honored that my work has been regularly recognized as some of the best books in the genre by RT’s top notch reviewers. It’s especially cool this year because the awards are taking place in Dallas, which means if I win, my husband can be there with me.

Congratulations to all the nominees! See you in May.

 

New Toys

I have a couple of cool new toys to share with you today.

First, I’ve posted a printable PDF of my entire book list to date. This handy resource is perfect to take with you to the book store, and also an easy way to be sure you’ve not missed any of my stories. It will be updated as new projects are released, but right now it does have some upcoming projects on it so you can keep up with preorders. I hope you find it useful.

M6SurvivalGuideCoverSecond, there’s now a cool free extra for fans of my Meridian Six series. Red Means Life: A Meridian Six Survival Guide features extras about the characters and world, along with tips to survive the vampire dystopia. If you’ve yet to read the series, this is a great way to preview the stories. But be warned: There are a few minimal spoilers, but they shouldn’t ruin your enjoyment of the stories. Remember, the second installment is due out in March. Children of Ash will follow M6 and her band of rebels as they attempt to rescue a group of children from a blood camp. I hope you enjoy the survival guide!

 

 

Fool’s Gold is Here

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Blurb:

In the 1970s, Sabina Kane was a rookie assassin looking for her first big kill. But when the day finally 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. Will Sabina and Slade be able to find the blackmailer in time, and, more important, will they be able to get through the mission without killing each other?

Buy Fool’s Gold Now!

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Wanted: Meridian Six

Wanted Poster“‘Code 439?’ she said. ‘That’s assault, correct?’
I gave a jerky nod to confirm that was, indeed, the crime assigned to Code 439, but I didn’t feel the need to confess my innocence. After all, if things had gone as planned the charge would have been murder instead.”
Check out my novella, MERIDIAN SIX–now available in audiobook!

Buy it now: Amazon | B&N | Apple | KoboAudible

 

Meridian Six Now in Audio

Hot on the heels of Cursed Moon’s release earlier this week, the audiobook for Meridian Six is now available! Meridian Six is the first novella set in a brand new, near-future world where vampires have imprisoned the entire human race in blood and labor camps.More novellas are planned in this story about a group of rebels trying to overthrow their bloodthirsty overlords.

The audiobook was narrated by the very talented Nicky Phillips. She did a great job capturing Meridian Six’s voice and was a dream to work with on this project.

Meridian_SixMeridian Six remembers the days before the Troika enslaved humans. She also remembers her mother, a freedom fighter murdered in the final battle between humans and vampires. But it is her mother’s final words that have haunted her: Red means life. In the years since her mother’s death, she has been used as both a propaganda tool and a blood slave by the Troika. She’s withstood their indignities because the alternative meant bleeding out in a blood camp. But their abuses finally go too far, and she decides to run toward freedom and her mother’s red light. On the other side of the light, she meets a band of human rebels who want to take their world back from the Troika. The vampires used her famous name to keep human slaves biddable, but now the rebels will use it inspire a revolution. For Meridian Six, freedom is a luxury paid for with blood.

Buy the Audiobook now!

AudibleItunes | Amazon 

Also available in both print and ebook!

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The Cursed Moon Has Risen

Wells_CursedMoon-TPToday is the day! Cursed Moon is finally out on bookstore shelves (both physical and virtual).

In this installment, a rare Blue Moon is about to rise over Babylon, and Kate Prospero and her team at the MEA are trying their best to keep the chaos to a minimum. Someone is stealing potions from the covens, and the MEA must find the responsible party before the Blue Moon rises and all hell breaks loose.

All the old characters you love are there–Kate, Morales, Volos, Baba, Pen, the MEA team, etc. But there are some new characters, too, such as Aphrodite Johnson, who is the leader of the Mystical Coven of the Sacred Orgasm. There’s a villain who believes he’s the second coming of Dionysus, and a henchman who dressed like a leprechaun. Oh, and horny Satyrs. And … well, I don’t want to give too much away. Needless to say, it’s full of all the things that make a story a Jaye Wells story–action, quirky characters, gritty situations, plot twists, and lots and lots of juicy conflict. I hope you enjoy it!

Buy Cursed Moon now!

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Newsletter Contest

In anticipation of CURSED MOON’s release on August 12 (next Tuesday) I’m hosting a big contest in my newsletter.

Prizes include a copy of Dirty Magic (either a signed print version or ebook, winner’s choice) plus a Tshirt. But not just any T-shirt: a Laser Vaginas World Tour 2014 commemorative T-shirt.

Processed with MoldivWho are the Laser Vaginas? Some people believe the Laser Vaginas are a feminist punk rock band whose goal is to rock mysogyny off the face of the planet. Others believe Laser Vaginas is a joke that took on a life of its own. They’ve appeared in fiction (Kevin Hearne’s SHATTERED), have galleries full of bar napkin art dedicated to them, and may or may not be working on their official web site. Either way, across the globe, people have taken up the cry of PEWPEWPEW.

The design is currently owned by only three people in the entire universe: Kevin Hearne, Nicole Peeler, and myself. This means if you are one of the two winners, you will be part of the extremely selective Laser Vaginas Herd.

As I mentioned, two subscribers to my newsletter will win one T-shirt plus a signed copy of DIRTY MAGIC. This contest is open worldwide (because the Laser Vaginas know no borders), and no purchase is required to enter. Simply subscribe to my newsletter (the form is on the sidebar to the right). I’ll announce the two winners on 8/12 (Tuesday) in the newsletter. Easy peasy!