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December 29, 2012

I had a new short story accepted by FFP this week! It's title is Whipping Boy, and it's a fairy tale-esque fantasy about a young man chosen to befriend the crown prince of the kingdom of Dunn. The story details their growing relationship and the dark secrets that surround the prince, and the impact those secrets have on both their lives. Read more about the story on my Coming Soon page here.



December 16, 2012

My website has undergone a complete makeover this weekend! Feel free to browse around and check out the new pages. New in this updated version is a page called Coming Soon which details soon-to-be-released titles as well as current works in progress.

Some of my current works in progress include:

For a more in-depth summary of each title, click on the above links!



December 13, 2012

The Charming is an All Romance Ebooks Best Seller! Thank you to all of you for reading and making this book the success that it is. I appreciate your support more than I can say!

In other news, I've submitted a new novel to my publisher titled The Magician's Apprentice. It's a m/m fantasy adventure that takes place in a world of magic and dragons. It's something quite different from the other novels I've published so far. I've really fallen in love with the characters in it, and I'm excited to share it with all of you!

As always, if you have any questions or comments about any of my stories, feel free to send me an email. I'd love to hear from you!



December 11, 2012

I just created my first Facebook! I'm still figuring how to use it, so please excuse the mess as I unpack and learn my way around. I'm planning to use it to post updates about my publications and future writing projects. Please feel free to stop by and browse a bit if you feel so inclined. ^_^

http://www.facebook.com/jajakenfiction



November 17, 2012

The print version of Pathfinder is now available for sale! I am really excited about this. My first printed, hold-it-in-your-hands, published novel is now available to purchase and store on your bookshelves at home. My other novels will be following as they become available through the publisher's queue as well.

Click here for more information!

Pathfinder
Novel (75,000 words)
Available in epub, mobi, pdf, & print versions
Genre(s): Science Fiction, Gay, Romance

Shai discovers he is a pathfinder and is desperate to find a genetically suitable partner to prevent his extrasensory talents from running amok. Unfortunately those talents make him a target for the brutal crime lords and other violent denizens who inhabit the city of Nhil-Rhar. Shai needs to learn how to use his pathfinder senses—no matter how much they terrify him—before he's trapped in a partnership that will enslave him for the rest of his life. (M/M+)



October 5, 2012

My m/m novel The Charming is now available for sale! You can find more information about the book (including ordering information) on the novel's webpage here.


The Charming
Novel (50,000 words)
Ebook Edition (Available in epub, mobi & pdf) - print version coming soon!
Genre(s): Contemporary, Gay Paranormal Thriller

The shadow of a past love had blinded Clayton MacAllister until his life was slipping through his fingers. Just as Clay was ready to give up on the idea that he might ever be happy, a charming stranger stepped into his life. Mal was rich, handsome and persuasive; everything Clay thought he couldn’t have and didn’t deserve. Mal’s sadistic desires made Clay uncomfortable, but it seemed like a price he could pay—until he learned the price might be his very soul in chains. (M/M+)


I had a ton of fun writing this one. It started out as pure Id indulgence, but evolved into something a lot more layered as the characters developed depth and personality. In the end it turned out to be an exercise in genre-writing (horror, suspense, contemporary writing) that I've never challenged myself with in just this way before. I'm really excited to share it with all of you!

An excerpt from the book is available for sampling here.

Feel free to spread the word! :)



September 15, 2012

I just finished up the final edits on my original novel The Charming this past week and sent them off to my publisher. There were surprisingly few grammatical suggestions from the proofreader, along with some very positive comments about my characters and the story's plot as a whole that left me feeling very happy and encouraged. I'm hoping all of you will have just as positive a reaction to it! :)

I had such a fun time working on this novel. If I had to describe it, I'd say it's part horror story, part mystery, part m/m romance, part dark erotic BDSM, and part suspense/thriller. I believe the release date is scheduled for October 2012, but that's all the information I have right now. I'll post an announcement as soon as the book is available!



July 19, 2012

My supernatural suspense novel The Charming has just gone through its final round of edits and is moving on to final proofreading. I'm really excited to share this one with all of you. It was so much fun to write!

There will be an information page for this book added to my website just as soon as I can get one up and running. I'll post the link on my Novels page when I have it ready. I'm hoping to get a cover image for the novel from the publisher soon.

It's kind of hard to come up with a description for this one. Basically it's a m/m BDSM story with supernatural and strong semi-consensual elements in it. A cautionary erotic fairy tale about being careful what you wish for, because you just might get it. ^_^

Summary: Clayton MacAllister should have been perfectly happy. He had a beautiful wife, a son, a job that could -- with effort -- turn into a promising career. But the shadow of a past love kept him from recognizing any of his current blessings, and he ended up losing it all. He's given up on the idea that he might ever be truly happy, until the night when a handsome, charming stranger steps into his life and sweeps him away... a stranger who turns out to be much more than what he appears.



July 6, 2012

I updated my Short Stories index page with information about upcoming short stories/bonus scenes that take place in The House of Silence universe.



July 3, 2012

My novel Pathfinder is on the best seller list in All Romance Ebooks' sci-fi/fantasy category this week!

http://www.allromanceebooks.com/category143.html



June 29, 2012

Pathfinder
Novel (75,000 words)
Ebook Edition (Available in epub, mobi & pdf) - print version coming soon!
Genre(s): Science Fiction, Gay, Romance

Shai discovers he is a pathfinder and is desperate to find a genetically suitable partner to prevent his extrasensory talents from running amok. Unfortunately those talents make him a target for the brutal crime lords and other violent denizens who inhabit the city of Nhil-Rhar. Shai needs to learn how to use his pathfinder senses—no matter how much they terrify him—before he's trapped in a partnership that will enslave him for the rest of his life. (M/M+)

My m/m science fiction novel Pathfinder is now available for sale! You can find more information about the book (including ordering information) on the publisher's website HERE.

Excerpts from the book are available for sampling on the FFP website and my webpage here.

Feel free to spread the word! :)



June 24, 2012

I received the ebook proof for Pathfinder this evening. I can't describe how incredible it is to hold a book I've written in my hands (well, on my Kindle anyway ^_^). It looks like everything is on track for the novel's estimated release on Friday.



June 23, 2012

Just a quick update on my recent books. Both volumes of The House of Silence are currently for sale (so exciting!). So far the feedback and reviews I've been getting on them have been very positive.

For those of you who have been waiting so patiently for a print version of the novels, I heard from the publisher that they are close to having a template for print books prepared soon. I'm hoping to be able to announce that the print versions are available for both volumes in the very near future.

The tentative release date for Pathfinder is June 29th. Just a week away! I just sent off the author's notes and dedication this morning, which was the last bit of input the publisher needs from me before preparing the ebook. I'm expecting to see a copy of the proof any day now.

Nicholi's Vengeance is all ready to go, but I hear there are issues with the cover that still need to be resolved before it can be released. As soon as I hear anything more on that one, I will be sure to let all of you know.

I have editor's revisions on The Charming at last and am hard at work on preparing a revised manuscript for final proofreading. I hope to have more info on that one to offer soon, as well as a webpage set up for it on my website.

So much seems to be happening so quickly lately, with lots of publications anticipated within the next couple of months. I'm really excited about it. As always, if you have any questions or comments, be sure to let me know.



April 27, 2012

My two-volume set The House of Silence is now for sale! The ebook version of the novels is currently available, and I understand the paperback version will be added to the catalog soon. I'll post an announcement as soon as I hear more.

Here are the links that will take you directly to the publisher's shopping cart where you can buy the books:

The House of Silence - Volume 1

The House of Silence - Volume 2

Feel free to pass the message along! I'm really excited about these novels and I'm hoping to get the word out to as many people as possible. :)



April 25, 2012

The cover for my soon-to-be-released novel Pathfinder is done!

Shai discovers he is a pathfinder and is desperate to find a genetically suitable partner to prevent his extrasensory talents from running amok. Unfortunately those talents make him a target for the brutal crime lords and other violent denizens who inhabit the city of Nhil-Rhar. Shai needs to learn how to use his pathfinder senses -- no matter how much they terrify him -- before he's trapped in a partnership that will enslave him for the rest of his life.

You can read more about the book here.



April 21, 2012

I am happy to announce that both volumes of The House of Silence should be available for purchase by May 1st! Volume 1 is finished and Volume 2 is in its final stages of production. I'm really excited to share these books with all of you. I grew attached to each of the characters and the world they live in as I was writing their story, and I can't wait to introduce them to you.

You can read more information about the books on my website here. The books have also been added to the publisher's online catalog, where they will be available for purchase after their release date:


The House of Silence - Volume 1
Novel (101,000 words)
Genre(s): Gothic, Suspense, BDSM

The House of Silence is an elite male bordello catering to the obscenely rich. No matter how extreme or mundane the fantasy, the House of Silence is rumored to serve. Master Charon employs a group of versatile, beautiful young men–some lewd, some innocent, many with tragic pasts and hidden secrets of their own–who depend on him for safety. This volatile mix erupts when danger threatens. (M/M+)

The House of Silence - Volume 2
Novel (70,000 words)
Genre(s): Gothic, Suspense, BDSM

The sanctuary of the House of Silence is shattered when an influential client presents Master Charon with an ultimatum, plunging him and his beautiful young men into a nightmare of reprisals, forcing them to fight for their lives, their sanity, and their right to exist. What secret threatens the governments of two countries? They will have to work together to unlock the secrets buried deep in the House's past and survive the forces aligning against them. (M/M+)



March 25, 2012

I received the proofreader's suggested edits for Volume 1 of The House of Silence this weekend. I'm told to expect the edits for Volume 2 by next weekend, and that the structure for the ebook and print versions of both volumes is being prepared. We're definitely getting close to releasing both novels!

I'll post info on a release date just as soon as I get it. For more info on these novels, you can check out the story's webpage here:

The House of Silence



January 28, 2012

The cover for Nicholi's Vengeance has been completed! I was very lucky to have such a talented artist illustrate the main character for my novel:

The novel is coming soon from ForbiddenFiction Publishing. It's in the queue for publication and (I believe) currently in the copyediting stage. I'll post more updates about the novel's release date as soon as I get more information.

You can read more about the story on its webpage here: Nicholi's Vengeance.



January 20, 2012

I mailed out the signed contract for my new novel, The Charming, this past week. More info coming soon!


LINKS

Buy Eater of Dreams!
Buy Through the Last Door!
Buy The House of Silence Vol.3!
Buy His Whipping Boy!
Buy Entering the House of Silence!
Buy Nicholi's Vengeance!
Buy The Charming!
Buy Pathfinder!
Buy The House of Silence Vol.1!
Buy The House of Silence Vol.2!
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