What I’ve Been Doing

It’s been a busy year for me and unfortunately my blogging has paid the toll. Rotator cuffs, hospital stays and the release of a book in January called Raven’s Tale (Stained Series) kept me occupied the first half of the year. Now I am diligently working on three books that will come out simultaneously in November. They are in the San Francisco Vampire Series (Sucking…) and will be two full length books and another Hannah novella.

Working, working, working seems to be all I am doing. I know the title of two of the books. One will be called Suckers Bite Back and the other is Little Suckers Bite Too. Not sure what the third book will be called. It’s working title is Book 7. Can you believe there are going to be seven books in that series out by Christmas??? I can barely fathom it and I’m writing them.

It’s been such an interesting journey since I wrote the first lines of the first book until now. I never thought I would do a spinoff Hannah book. But the novellas have been so much fun. I can’t imagine the series without them. I am thinking of doing some spinoffs of some of the other characters. What do you think? And who would it be?

As far as today goes, I know that I will sit my butt in front of the computer and write, write, write. 🙂

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New Audio Books and Novellas in the Works

I am pleased to announce that Hell Hounds are for Suckers is now available as an audible on iTunes, Audible.com and Amazon. It is the second installment in the San Francisco Vampire Series and a fun short novella. It focuses on the character Hannah. The third book in the series, Sucking Bites is in production right now. All the books are narrated by the talented Valerie Gilbert. I just finished writing another novella – a Christmas story for Hannah’s character that will be the fourth book in the series and will be out for Christmas. Fun, Fun!

Now not to neglect my other series… I have just signed a contract with a native Northern Irish speaker who will be narrating Stained for the audible edition. It is amazing to hear it through her lyrical, gentle accent. I can’t wait to hear Murder of Crows! Which by the way is out and on sale. I just finished a novella for the series as well about Raven and how he became a familiar and raven. It’s in edit mode right now but will be out for Christmas too.

Hoping everyone is well and getting into the holiday spirit. I am just starting to. It’s been a busy work time for me and I love it.

Happy reading,

Jessica

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What I’m doing now…

It’s been a busy summer so far. Camp, visits from family, swimming lessons, birthday parties and playdates. And were only at the tip of July! Besides all that I’ve read through two manuscripsts from my critique partner and been hard at work on my next book in the Stained series. It’s going to be great. More on the paranormal side than the mystery compared to Stained. It’s called A Murder of Crows and you should look for it in September if not sooner. As soon as I have a cover I will post it. I may have a couple to choose from and do a poll. Not sure yet.

I’m also in the midst of developing a ‘street team’. A group of 40-50 readers that would read my and 4 other author’s books for review. They then would be entered in drawings for swag (goodies) like t-shirts, things related to the books, and kindle readers. What say you??? Would you be interested? Email me at jessica.mcbrayer@gmail.com if you are.

Hoping your summer is going well,

jessi

Sucking Bites is Available

My newest book Sucking Bites is available on Amazon, KOBO and Barnes & Noble. I’m very happy with how it has been received so far. I hope you will enjoy it.

What I’ve been reading:

X-It by Jane George five stars – I wrote a review for this one and I don’t do that often. Really good writing, an edgy, punk, literary piece.

On Writing by Stephen King – 80% done and loving this. Learning a lot.

Wicked by Gregory Maguire – Hubby is reading this first but it is next on my list.

A Gentleman’s Daughter: Her Folly by Reina M. Williams – five stars – I don’t normally read regency Austenesque romance but this was wonderful. If you like clean romance with an independent heroine, this is for you. The rich sensory detail in the period is a pleasure in itself.

 

New Release **** Sucking Bites

As I’ve previously reported, I’ve been working on a sequel for Sucking in San Francisco, called Sucking Bites. It was scheduled to be out in December of 2012. Due to unforeseen circumstances it was delayed. Editors had conflicting schedules and I had surgery to repair my Achilles tendon. Not fun but necessary. All this means that the book will be out by the end of February. I’ve been working hard on it. I think you will like it.

After this book I will be taking a break from the San Francisco Vampire Series to write the next Thorn (Stained) book. This one will take a lot research. I might slip in a novella about Hannah and Diel going to visit the in-laws 🙂 .

**Also Hell Hounds are for Suckers is now FREE on Amazon and KOBO.

Hope  you enjoy.

Jessica

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