Read Jixit for free this weekend!

Hello! For those of you who are looking for something free to read this weekend, be sure to check out Jixit on Amazon starting Friday: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JL4A47K

This ebook will be free from Friday through Sunday (5/8 – 5/10).

May 5th, 2015 by Jude News Tags: , , , , , Comments Off on Read Jixit for free this weekend!

Jixit is finally finished and ready for its release date!

I just uploaded the updated version of Jixit to Smashwords, so it can make its way to the other online stores. For some reason Kobobooks hasn’t updated with any of my recent books, so it seems that Jixit won’t be for sale there.

Available NOW at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Itunes, as well as on Smashwords.com and other select online retailers, including but not limited to Oyster and Scribd.

Here again is the blurb for Jixit:

Colin Jix is a loner. He’s had to be, due to a unique ability that is also a curse. So he lives in a remote mountain town where he limits his contact with other people. He’s settled into his solitary life and resigned himself to be alone. That is until Dot Tate shows up with a broken down car and needs his help. Neither can fight their immediate attraction, even though he tries to remain distant. But then as he uncovers a tragic secret and must step outside his comfort zone to make things right, he discovers his curse is actually a gift.

March 30th, 2014 by Jude News, Writing Tags: , , , Comments Off on Jixit is finally finished and ready for its release date!

Eggcerpt Exchange

Another one of my author friends is having a blog hop. Sort of like Blissemas we did at Christmas time, this one is called the Easter Eggcerpt Exchange and will run from March 5th through April 20th.  To push me into finishing Jixit, I’ve set myself a deadline for April 11th to have it published online.  Today I created the cover, which I will unveil in this blog, so enjoy!
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Blurb:

Colin Jix is a loner. He’s had to be, due to a unique ability that is also a curse. So he lives in a remote mountain town where he limits his contact with other people. He’s settled into his solitary life and resigned himself to be alone. That is until Dot Tate shows up with a broken down car and needs his help. Neither can fight their immediate attraction, even though he tries to remain distant. But then as he uncovers a tragic secret and must step outside his comfort zone to make things right, he discovers his curse is actually a gift.

And here is the eggcerpt of this mildly erotic paranormal romance:

A persistent knocking woke him early the next morning.  Disoriented and still tired from lack of sleep, he rolled off the couch and stumbled to the door.  Without thought he pulled it open with a yawn and then froze, suddenly remembering he never opened his door to strangers as well as making sure he was completely dressed first.  As the cool air from the hallway hit his naked chest, he realized he still wore the towel from his shower the night before.  Her scent on that unwelcome air hit him harder, and he covered his crotch with one hand and slammed the door shut with the other.

Dot was left standing in the hall, staring at the door, but that’s not what she saw.  The vision of Colin in only a towel would be forever imprinted on her retinas.  Her mouth fell open at those muscles, and the hair lightly sprinkled on his chest and abdomen, disappearing beneath the low riding towel.  His tattered uniform and all that grease had hidden much more than she could have hoped for, and she licked her lips.

“Oh my!” The breath rushed from her lungs, before she sucked it back in and knocked on the door again.

“Yeah, hold your damn horses!” His muffled shout replied from a distance.

Her instincts told her to get the hell out of there. She’d already embarrassed him, and she didn’t want to make it worse, but she knew she couldn’t leave without at least apologizing for taking him so unaware. She thought mechanics always got up early. Glancing at her watch, she winced, having read the time wrong.  It probably was too early to show up at a man’s home, especially one she barely knew.

Dot took a few steps away from the door and waited.  His agitation came through the wood in muffled curses, and she clenched her fingers together behind her back.  When the door finally opened again, black covered Colin from head to toe.  The only bit of skin visible was the part of his face the knitted cap and matching scarf didn’t cover.  She frowned, wanting to see his hair without all that grease, and she missed that opportunity earlier when she couldn’t tear her eyes from his muscular chest and arms.

His whole body blocked the doorway as he glared at her.  “How did you know where I live?”

She gave him what she hoped was her most charming smile.  “So I guess you’re not going to invite me in?”

His objection to that suggestion shone clearly in his disgruntled features.  “I was actually on my way out.”  He closed and locked the door behind him and then marched past her to the stairs.  “I thought you understood that your car won’t be ready for at least a week.”

Dot stared at his ass, wishing his jeans were a bit tighter.  “Of course you made that clear.  I was having breakfast at the diner and mentioned how my phone switches off for no reason. The waitress mentioned you.  I actually think she has a crush on you.”

Colin stopped half way down the stairs and looked over his shoulder at her.  “You mean Rose?”

She nodded, unable to keep the humor from showing in her grin.

“Rose has a crush on every eligible man in the whole town.  I’ll have to talk to her about giving out my address to strangers though.”

Dot raced down the stairs and stopped in front of him.  “I’m not a stranger.”

He stared down at her, his expression unreadable, and she tried not to fidget under his intense scrutiny.  He held out his gloved hand to her, and she stared at it, unsure what to do.  Did he want to hold her hand?  A warm rush flowed through her body at the thought, even though she wouldn’t be holding his bare hand.

“Your phone?”

“Oh, of course.” She couldn’t stop the nervous giggle that escaped as she scrambled through her purse in search of her cell phone.  Once found, she placed it in his gloved palm.

Colin stared at it for a moment, and she saw uncertainty cross his face.  Finally, he pulled off one glove and cradled the phone in his fingers.  She could only stare in awe as his expression changed, as if he no longer saw the phone but something bigger, and his eyes scanned the empty air above his palm.

He blinked a few times and then refocused on her.  “I’ll walk you back to the diner.  I should have your phone fixed by then.”

Without another word, he passed her on the stairs, and she had no other choice but to follow him.

 

Available NOW at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Itunes, as well as on Smashwords.com and other select online retailers, including but not limited to Oyster and Scribd.

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If anyone would like to be involved, please follow the instructions listed on Tina’s blog.   Once you get on her list, she will provide you with the full list of participating authors.  Then you can request a spot on my blog (pick a date from the free spots on my Google list here).

February 27th, 2014 by Jude Excerpts Tags: , , Comments Off on Eggcerpt Exchange

Writing Jixit

I was driving home from work the other day and I realized I messed up the sequence of events on Jixit, my WIP. So that means I will have to do a bit of a rewrite to get it back on target. This is what happens when I get an idea for a story but don’t immediately write it. 🙂 So now I need to sit down and write out the outline of what needs to happen and when it needs to occur. That is why an outline is so important. Luckily, I haven’t written so much that the rewrite will be that difficult. I think that once I get it right, it will flow better. I had hit a wall and couldn’t figure out how to fix it. This is why I hit that wall. So once I move things around and set it on the proper course, I should be able to complete it with little problems. So stay tuned for more on that.

I’m happy to report that someone just posted another 5 star review for Kings of Klenar. This time on Amazon and on the erotic version (of course). Strange to see 4.5 stars for the erotic but only 3 stars on the sensual, and that 4 star on the sensual is only there because I asked Cass to put it there instead of the erotic, which is the version she read. I’ve come to the conclusion that KOK should only have been an erotic book, since it’s obviously too intense for the average romance sci/fi reader. Lesson learned.

January 22nd, 2014 by Jude Writing Tags: , , , Comments Off on Writing Jixit

Jixit, my current WIP & KDP Select on Amazon

The last few months, I’ve been coasting on the unexpected popularity of Kings of Klenar. Checking the sales status daily, excited to see it’s still selling pretty well, counting how many sell per day, etc, that I’ve been avoiding my other work in progress, Jixit. For a few months I was writing both stories at the same time. That is until I got a major inspiration on KOK and wrote that exclusively until I finished it. Now it’s been two months, and I really need to get back to Jixit. I’m going to do the same thing as I did with KOK, there will be both an erotic and a sensual version. The holidays are over with, all the issues I was having with KOK are over with (for the most part), so now I can dedicate my time and creativity to my next project. I hope it won’t be hard to get back into that story after thinking of nothing else but Klenar for several months. Stay tuned for updates.

I had originally decided to offer the sensual version of KOK on KDP Select, so Kindle owners could borrow it for free. BUT Amazon has the asinine policy that all versions must be forever exclusive to them. I’m unwilling to remove it from the internet, solely so Amazon can give their Prime members another book to borrow. That is, after all, why they created Select, so they could give people more incentive to get their expensive Prime membership. I finally relented and bought a Kindle, so I could take advantage of the free reads, but I was disappointed when I realized that no well known authors, at least any that I’ve ever read, use Select. Why should they? They have no incentive to do it, but Amazon seems to think they are doing us this huge favor by letting us in their “exclusive club”. I’m sorry, but the benefits do not outweigh the hassle of keeping it exclusive. Amazon has definitely gotten too big for their britches. They are also the only online bookseller that allows its customers to read an ebook and then return it for a refund within 2 weeks of buying it. Hell, why get Prime, when you can buy the book and return it anyway. Sounds like a library to me, and I can’t help but wonder if other authors’ return rates are 10% like they are with mine. Luckily, that 90% is still hefty, and it proves to me that the majority of the buying public are honest people. Thank you! And boo to Amazon KDP!

January 5th, 2014 by Jude Writing Tags: , , , , Comments Off on Jixit, my current WIP & KDP Select on Amazon
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