{Announcement} New series opener signed!

Very soon you will meet Lou Hudson, preternatural pest exterminator extraordinaire, and the last of the Jinn.  Her secrets are the only thing standing between her and annihilation. 

Something is threatening to unearth those secrets.  Some truths are better left buried, but soon Lou might not have a choice. 

She’ll be damned if she does … and dead if she doesn’t.

Murder.

Mystery.

Romance

Are you ready?  Because I Am!

I’m very excited to announce that Stone Chameleon, the first of the Ironhill Jinn series, has been accepted by MuseItUp Publishing.  Neat, right?

I don’t have many details right now, but I’m sure I’ll soon have lots of goodies to share.  You know, release dates, cover art and stuff.  Squee!

I’m hoping the image above will become the icon of the Ironhill Jinn series, created by my talented brother-in-law, Nick West based on a hastily sketched idea of mine.

At this point I’m thinking there will be five books in the series, possibly six if my muse takes me on a wild joy ride–and he often does.  :)

I hope you stick with me over the next several months and will check it out once the magic date arrives.

So, what do you think?  Sound intriguing?

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Rise of the Magi is coming! #lilagray #bookannouncement

Looky-looky what my publisher announced today.  SQUEEEEEE! 

Final in Lila Gray series by Jocelyn Adams to release June, 2013

Jocelyn Adams’ novel, Rise of the Magi, the last of the Lila Gray novels, will release in June 2013.

August 20, 2012 – J. Taylor Publishing has a full schedule of releases planned for 2013 including Rise of the Magi, Jocelyn Adams’ third and final installment in the Lila Gray series, expected in June 2013. 

Rise of the Magi, a paranormal romance/urban fantasy, completes the circle that is Lila Gray and Liam Kane’s relationship and future.

“A final book is often hard on an author, but also on readers,” says J. Taylor Publishing. “We come to know and love a set of characters, we are part of their life and then in the last book, they are gone.”

“This was the most difficult, heart wrenching book I’ve ever written,” says Jocelyn Adams, adding, “First novels are easy, with one main storyline and a small cast to deal with.  The second was tough with the addition of new characters and having to set up for novel three.  With the third, I had the story lines across three novels to weave back together and tie up the lives of everyone.  Not to mention I’m pretty mean to poor Lila and Liam again.  Being so attached to the characters made it even harder for me to finish, because to type THE END, meant that I had to say goodbye to them.  Though, I may have left room for at least one spin-off novel in Lila Gray’s world starring two of my favorite supporting characters.”

Lila and Liam return to the final book, still told from Lila’s perspective, as do many of the supporting cast in The Glass Man as well as Shadowborn, set to release October 1, 2012.

All good series must eventually come to an end, and while the characters will live on in our hearts, their stories are told.

“Just like the end of a book, the end of a series closes out the overall story. Lila Gray needed three books to tell her story and now that she has that, the words ‘The End’ are painted in final letters,” says J. Taylor Publishing.

What does the end bring for Jocelyn?

“I have so many novels rumbling around in my head at any given time I have to get them out or I’ll go crazy.  I’ve already spilled out the opener of a series, and have a paranormal romance two-thirds completed.  I’m hoping to have finished four novels this year by the time Christmas rolls around, and I have at least three planned for next year.  Mind and fingers willing, of course.”

Rise of the Magi will be the first release for Jocelyn Adams 2013.  

About Jocelyn Adams

Jocelyn Adams grew up on a cattle farm in Lakefield and has remained a resident of Southern Ontario her entire life, most recently in Muskoka. She has worked as a computer geek, a stable hand, a secretary, and spent most of her childhood buried up to the waist in an old car or tractor engine with her mechanically inclined dad. But mostly, she’s a dreamer with a vivid imagination and a love for fantasy (and a closet romantic — shhh!). When she isn’t shooting her compound bow in competition or writing, she hangs out with her husband and young daughter at their little house in the woods. For more information about Aimee Laine, please visit http://www.joceadams.com/

About the Publisher

J. Taylor Publishing is an Independent Publisher who, thanks to the Internet, has a worldwide reach. Our debut authors are in Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. The company produces print and electronic books. For more information about J. Taylor Publishing, please visit www.jtaylorpublishing.com.

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{Announcement} Crossing Hathaway is coming!

So, about a year and a half ago, right after I finished writing The Glass Man, I got a crazy idea for a contemporary romance novel.

Yeah.  Me.  Romance.  Pfft.  Who’d a thunk it, right?

It took me a few weeks to write it, and I have to say, I kind of dig it.  Not my usual style, but I like it all the same.

Well, it’s been sitting in my laptop collecting dust for a while, forgotten.  Until I received an email about four months ago. When is it coming out, she asked.  I’m dying to buy it.  Over the course of the last few months, I’ve had ten random people around the world email me, asking me when it’s going to be published.

Huh? What universe have I landed in?

How does anyone even know it exists outside of my Sisterhood of the Traveling Pens buds? Whatever happened, I’m over the moon.  Hearing from those folks and their enthusiasm about something I wrote lit a fire under my rear end last week.

After putting on a final editing polish on Crossing Hathaway, I sent it off to a publisher on Saturday.  Monday, I had the contract in my inbox.

What?  Geez, how did they even read it that fast?

Anyhow, I’m over the moon to announce that Crossing Hathaway will be published by Liquid Silver Books in eBook format on August 6, 2012.

I love their enthusiasm. They’ve been amazing so far, so fast and professional, but down to earth, too, hooking me up to an author’s group where I’m learning tons in the back-and-forth banter going on. My editor contacted me today, and so the process begins.  I’m just a little excited, and can’t wait to catch the first glimpse of my cover.

Do you read romance novels?  What are some of your favorites?

The Lucky Leprechaun winner is …

Wow, I had a large number of entrants for my prize pack this time.  As always, there can only be one winner, but I extend my sincere thanks to all who stopped by to say hello and tell me about their good luck charms.

Without further ado, I give you the winner of a signed paperback of The Glass Man, a signed bookmark and an ebook copy of Touch of Frost:

Amber Garcia

Congrats!  I’ll be in touch shortly to arrange your prize

{Cover Reveal} Shadowborn – Lila Gray #2

I think the winter went by when I blinked. 

How can it possibly be time to reveal the next book in the Lila Gray trilogy already?  Normally waiting seems like forever, but this one came up fast since I’ve busied myself writing like a madwoman!  Not that I’m complaining.  We all know how much I love waiting!

This book was very emotional for me to write, since I was so very mean to Lila.  I am so thrilled with how it turned out, though, and I’m dying to share it with all of you in October.

To tide you over, here’s a glimpse of Shadowborn.

Why me? 

That’s the question Lila Gray asks every time yet another bad guy tries to destroy the earth, and she learns she’s the only one who can stop it. Once again, something’s on the prowl, leaving hundreds of comatose, soulless victims in its wake.

Couldn’t the deadliest assassins of the Otherworld go after someone else instead of the brand new Queen of the Seelie? One who still hasn’t adapted to her new role. 

Lila would ask Liam Kane, King of the Unseelie, for advice, but something’s off with him, too. He’s holding back. In some way. About some thing. In fact, he refuses to tell her what’s going on.

The truth holds Lila back from the greatness of her role—the people she was born to lead—the man who she desperately loves—and the solution to the latest war raging around her.

To find the answers, she’ll need to fight through her own darkness and embark on a journey through her psyche. 

If she doesn’t succeed, the Shadowborn will claim not only her world, but her soul.

I can’t tell you just how perfect this cover is.  The tone.  The darkness.  the image itself is right out of the book, right out of my imagination.  Sometimes J. Taylor’s talented cover designer makes me think she can read my mind.

What do you think?  Would you pick it up to read the back?

{Cover Reveal} Call of the Sea by Rebecca Hart

It isn’t every day an author gets to release the cover of their VERY FIRST novel, and I am thrilled to share in the excitement and spread the word for my good friend, Rebecca Hart.  Here’s the little lovely for Call of the Sea

Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.

Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O’Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Surf Runner. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter.

Years later, when the leader of a band of bloodthirsty pirates murders Captain Winters, Daniel and Elysandra’s lives come crashing back together with the force of a hurricane. Both experts in deception, they must find a way to trust each other if they are to have any hope of hunting down the captain’s killer.

Congrats, girl!  It was only a matter of time.

Check out Rebecca and her wonderful writing:

Website: www.rebeccahartwriting.com

Blog: www.rebeccahartwriting.wordpress.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Rebelhart69 (@rebelhart69)

It’s a boy! – Name the Puffball Contest

I interrupt my regularly scheduled blog post today to bring you breaking news.

Our family has grown!

Our new little boy is four months old.  His older sister isn’t terribly impressed yet, but I hope she’ll warm up to him soon.

We have one little problem.  Our little boy doesn’t have a name.  So, I thought, who better to help me come up with some good ones than a bunch of authors and readers?

Anyone game?

Yeah?  Cool.

Here’s his picture:

Isn’t he cute?  He’s actually tiny, but next to WeeB he looks full grown.

Here’s another:

Here’s your task.

Drop by as many times as you like and leave name suggestions in the comments below this post.  My family will choose the best one from the list on Friday, February 3rd.  The winner will receive:

1) An ebook copy of Touch of Frost

2) A signed paperback of The Glass Man

3) A signed bookmark for The Glass Man

   

Shadowborn is coming 2012! #announcement

I’m all excited this morning to announce that I have signed the contract with J. Taylor Publishing for the production of Shadowborn, the second in the Lila Gray trilogy!!!!!  Yes, I need ALL of those exclamation marks  ::sneaks off to do a happy dance::

I can’t share the cover with you just yet, and yes I have seen it.  AWESOME!  PERFECT!  No, I won’t give you a sneak peak.  You’ll just have to wait!  :P

Here is the official press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Second in Lila Gray Novels by Jocelyn Adams to Release October 2012

Jocelyn Adams’s debut novel, The Glass Man, a Lila Gray novel, will release its sequel, Shadowborn, in October 2012.

Apex, NC – January 4, 2012 – J. Taylor Publishing has a full schedule of releases planned for 2012 including Jocelyn Adam’s second in the Lila Gray Trilogy, scheduled for October 2012.

Like her first novel, The Glass Man, Adams’s story continues Lila Gray’s story, extending the character beyond her initial recognition of who and what she was and moving her into learning about the extenuating circumstances that started the series.

“Shadowborn was a really emotional piece for me to write—being cruel to my characters does that to me every time—but I love the way it turned out, and I can’t wait for its release,” says Adams. “Lila is a flawed woman, hard but also kind, and she’s forced to face her own darkness in book number two, not just the forces working against her.  I hope fans of The Glass Man will enjoy reading her story as much as I enjoyed writing it.”

Shadowborn will be the third release for Jocelyn Adams in 2012, with Touch of Frost releasing in February 2012. In addition to the novels, a summer anthology entitled Tidal Whispers, features Jocelyn’s short story “The Undergarden” and releases in June 2012.

“Jocelyn is a prolific writer with an intense imagination,” says J. Taylor Publishing. “We were hooked on The Glass Man and are just as excited about Shadowborn. It’s time for Lila to learn more about her past and push her on toward the climax of her situation.”

About Jocelyn Adams
Jocelyn Adams grew up on a cattle farm in Lakefield and has remained a resident of Southern Ontario her entire life, most recently in Muskoka. She has worked as a computer geek, a stable hand, a secretary, and spent most of her childhood buried up to the waist in an old car or tractor engine with her mechanically inclined dad. But mostly, she’s a dreamer with a vivid imagination and a love for fantasy (and a closet romantic — shhh!). When she isn’t shooting her compound bow in competition or writing, she hangs out with her husband and young daughter at their little house in the woods. For more information about Jocelyn Adams, please visit http://joceadams.com/

About the Publisher
J. Taylor Publishing is an Independent Publisher who, thanks to the Internet, has a worldwide reach. Our debut authors are in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The company produces print and electronic books. For more information about J. Taylor Publishing, please visit www.jtaylorpublishing.com.

How cool is that?

It’s going to be a fun year.  Stay tuned for some upcoming cover reveals for one of my other releases this year, The Undergarden, appearing in the Tidal Whispers anthology coming out in June.

Announcing the Midwinter’s Eve Blog Hop Winner

Okay, all of the names are in the hat.  Mixing … mixing … swirling … shaking

My daughter is reaching into the hat … she draws out a slip of folded paper ….

And …

The winner is

Rea from Rea’s Reading & Reviews!

Congratulations!

I’ll be contacting you shortly to arrange for your prize.