Friday, May 31, 2013

Cover Reveal-Lexi's Lessons by J. Wilde

Cover Reveal-Lexi's Lessons by J. Wilde

I've never really done my own 'cover reveal' before because honestly I've just never thought to. However, I just submitted another book to be published on Amazon/Kindle and I thought, "hey, why not post your cover?"  So, here it is...  LOL

Lexi's Lessons Synopsis: 

Tricked and betrayed by her lover, Lexi has run from everything she's ever known, leaving behind her best friend and her home for a sleepy town halfway across the country. And having been opened up to a world beyond 'vanilla' sex, she still yearns to learn more in spite of her lover's deceit.

And while Lexi tries to come to terms with past events, a new man, in the shape of her gorgeous and funny neighbour, Seth, enters her life. Can she forget the hurt of her past and find love in the arms of a new man?
Warning:  This book contains scenes of graphic sexual nature and it is intended for mature audiences 18 and over.  All characters depicted in this story are over 18 years of age.

Just so you know...

Now, I go by J. Wilde for erotic romance and Jayn Wilde for other romance books.  Both are pen names, in case you hadn't read my other post about my Facebook dilemma (read it HERE if you are curious). 

Anyway, if you are curious as to why two different pen names, it's basically to separate the two genres for my readers.  J. Wilde is erotica, but in romance style.  And Jayn Wilde is romance with heat and sensuality.  I'm not much of a writer when it comes to the "hard-core" stuff.  But as an avid reader of a wide variety of genres, and a thorough researcher on interesting new topics, I like to share things of interest to me in my writings.

Here is the purchase link for Lexi's Lessons:

Erotic Romance:

Teasing Lexi:  Book One of the Letting Go Series

Lexi has a thing for Dante. He's handsome, strong and carries himself in a confident way that always grabs her attention. Up until meeting Dante, Lexi always preferred non-committal, vanilla sex. The heat turns up with Dante and he introduces Lexi to a whole new world of physical pleasures.

Before it really gets going, a turn of events changes everything between Lexi and Dante as well as her best friend Lacey. Now, Lexi has lost everything she loves and wants something she cannot understand

Finding Lacey

Lacey was a simple woman with a quiet, albeit boring, life. That all changed when she bumped in to the ladies' man of the neighborhood, Shawn. Their chemistry is hot and after just one date, they cannot resist one another. From that night forward, it is a hot, fast and passionate journey together.

Fantasy Romance:

The Key to Helmbrooke: For the Love of Isabelle

Isabelle is a young village woman who must find her way to her father who has been kidnapped by the vindictive Queen Tristana. Isabelle must bring the Key to her in order to save her father, Thomas' life. Time is of the essence and when she meets the handsome Zander along the journey, she finds herself thinking thoughts and feeling emotions she never has before. His motives, however, are not as noble as she thinks.

Along the way, truths are revealed, motives are uncovered, and emotions flare. In order for Isabelle, Zander or Thomas to be truly free, the truth must reveal itself before the Queen uses the Key to regain her health and her youth. Because once that happens, all will be lost.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Facebook Hiccup

Well, for those of you that don't know, "Jayn Wilde" is my pen name.  I use that name for my FB account to not only promote my own writing, but help others with their books.  I love to share, review, and post about other authors whether they are Indie or not.  This afternoon, while I was chatting with my friend (and fellow author) Samantha Holt, I was suddenly asked to log in, in the middle of a chat message.   UGH.

Not sure why the sudden request, but recalling I had that same problem yesterday, I logged back in.  Now, yesterday, I had to verify I owned my account by identifying photos from people I am friends with on FB.  That was hard, since I have friends that also use pen names, who share animal photos, etc. and that left me stressing because I know these friends as fellow authors.  I don't know their spouses, their personal stuff.  But, I got through it anyway.  The only alternative was using a phone number to verify my account, but that's not an option.

Back to today...

When I tried to log in, it brought me to a page where I needed to verify myself again.  This time, it was ALL about the phone number.  *sigh*   I don't have a cell phone to use.  In fact, when I did, it was linked to my old FB accounts.  Those, by the way, I deactivated BEFORE creating the account for my pen name.  The  oly account I have now IS Jayn Wilde.  And, I cannot provide a government ID to verify (the alternative to a phone number) because, again, this is my pen name.  I will NOT re-activate any of my old accounts, because those were personal and they all were sharing a different side of me.  I now write fiction, some of which is erotic in nature.  I don't have my friends and family attached to "Jayn Wilde" because, like most authors in these genres, I value my privacy to share my creativity without the cloud of familial condemnation or judgment lingering over my shoulders.

Needless to say I am upset.  I am frustrated. And, I am missing out on my new world.  I considered if it was a personal attack.  Honestly, I know how easy it can be for someone to rip apart your life.  And, being completely honest, Jayn Wilde is not my along with their guidelines, I am being dishonest.  Yet, it is my persona.  It is who I am when I indulge in my creativity.  People like Nora Roberts enjoy the benefits of a pen name.  And, I am sure she and others do not have to worry over such trivial B.S.  I have yet to truly make my mark on the writing world, so I can't imagine one individual flagged me so FB would "pick on me" and yet, I just can't figure it out.

This is just a vent, truly.  I mean, why would typing any of this out benefit another.  At the same time, it's my way of leaving a bread crumb.  To say to my friends and fans... "Hey, I'm still out here."  I hate this.   I really do.  I didn't have all of my eggs in the fb basket, no...I've learned that in the past through other endeavors.  However, it is the one place that everyone seems to know and utilize.  The one place where I have made connections with wonderful people who I cherish.  The one place where I could go and find sexy half-naked guys, funny photos, beautiful quotes and of course info like open submission calls for my writing, new books by my favorite authors and freebies to grab for kindle.  It was all ONE place.  My place.  *sigh*

Okay, it shouldn't...but this all is making me teary-eyed.  Thanks for reading and being there for me.  Need to take this energy and do some writing.

Much Love,


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Submission Wait Game

Three weeks ago today, I was notified that a publisher would like to see the manuscript for one of my books.  I have to say I was (and still am) shocked and excited.  I mean, I never imagined I'd even catch anyone's eye, much less receive a "sure we'll look at it" type of response.  It was an open call for submissions and I jumped on it, scared sh*tless.  But, what the heck, why not, right?

Anyway, it's an interesting scenario to me.  I've studied enough writing courses and material to know that getting a publisher to even notice you is tough as hell.  That's nothing new.  And, with the increase in digital publishing (self-pubbing) lately, many authors are taking matters in to their own hands and getting their material out there without the wait...or the rejection. I actually have five books self-published now and am still writing out more.  But, this one book is in limbo.  Now, I now... three weeks is NOT a long wait at all.  And, at the same time, if you have EVER had to wait for, a traffic light, microwave popcorn, checkout at the food have got to know this can be so emotional.

Moving on, I know that if they say "No thanks", I will be okay with that and just do a quick edit check and then self-pub.  If they give any feedback with the rejection, of course, I will consider that as well.  If they say "Yes, please" then I will be over the moon and undoubtedly still have editing changes to make.  Unlike many authors, I am not too wound up about the's my first time and all...but the being in limbo thing drives me batty.  I love that I have choices though.  That's my biggest relief. That rejection will sting for a bit, but I can move beyond that quickly and strike out (again) on my own.

Are you a writer?  Do you know the submission wait game?   If so, what are your thoughts, feelings, experiences?  I'd really love to hear from you.  Just comment below and share with me.  <3

Thanks for dropping by my friend and 'listening' to me vent a wee bit.


Saturday, May 11, 2013

WeWriWa 8 Sentence May12th

Weekend Writing Warriors 8 Sentence Sunday

From my recent WIP called Teasing Lexi

"May I have this dance?”

A large, rough tanned hand extended over her shoulder just as Lexi picked up her glass of champagne.  The fingers brushed against the skin on her bare shoulder and Lexi felt prickly energy course over her skin.  She turned her head and smelled the expensive cologne before looking up to see the strikingly handsome man the hand belonged to.
Lexi felt heat rise to her cheeks as she gazed in to his deep brown eyes.  Ever since he’d first caught her eye, whenever he looked at her, his eyes were predatory.  He was confident and casual, but there was a heat in those eyes that made her whole body tremble. 

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And, Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms out there.  Hope your day is as special as YOU are!  <3