December 19, 2014
It's release day for Through the Last Door! I'm so excited to share this one I can barely stand it. M/M fantasy adventure. Follow the adventures of Kaori Sansa as he reluctantly assumes the throne of the kingdom of Kazure and has to contend with betrayal, corruption, and violent adversaries in the struggle to bring balance to his realm, while wrestling with his feelings of insecurity as well as the elusive need to remain true to the desires of his heart.
The blurb: "When Kaori Sansa's father dies, he is forced to return home to claim the throne as the rightful heir of the country of Kazure. In the aftermath of his father's death, he learns that the country he loves is riddled with corruption, and is hovering on the brink of war. Will he be able to hold the kingdom together despite the odds that are stacked against it, and somehow unlock the buried powers of Shinja, the Sacred Beast of Kazure?"
Stop by MM Good Book Reviews for the Release Day Party. Read the book's 5-heart review (yay!!!), take a peek at the excerpt, and enjoy the guest post I wrote for them. There's even a chance to win a free copy of the book. Click here to join in the fun!
"All you fantasy lovers out there are about to get a true treat when you crack open this book, you will be transported to an incredible world that has a feel of feudal Japan and incredible characters who draw you into a journey that will have you gripped from the first chapter...."
December 16, 2014
The House of Silence 1: Exodus... FREE for one day over at Forbidden Fiction, with code: 12d9-hos1
A kidnapping M/M mystery!
The House of Silence is an elite male bordello catering to the obscenely rich. No matter how extreme or mundane the fantasy, the House 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 unpredictable mix erupts when danger threatens. A powerful nobleman strikes out at Charon and his staff, seeking to destroy them all if he's not given what he wants: one of the boys to keep for his own. (M/M+)
December 13, 2014
COMING SOON... Through the Last Door will be released on December 19th. M/M fantasy adventure. Follow the adventures of Kaori Sansa as he reluctantly assumes the throne of the kingdom of Kazure and has to contend with betrayal, corruption, and violent adversaries in the struggle to bring balance to his realm, while wrestling with his own feelings of insecurity as well as the elusive need to remain true to the desires of his heart.
November 7, 2014
My new novel Through the Last Door is nearly ready to be released! I am so excited about this one. It's a fantasy/adventure m/m romance, with a cast of characters that I grew insanely attached to while I was writing the story. Possibly the first book in what I'm tentatively calling the "Sacred Guardian" series.
Here is the book's basic info:
When Kaori Sansa's father dies, he is forced to return home to claim the throne as the rightful heir of the country of Kazure. In the aftermath of his father's death, he learns that the country he loves is riddled with corruption, and is hovering on the brink of war. Will he be able to hold the kingdom together despite the odds that are stacked against it, and somehow unlock the buried powers of Shinja, the Sacred Beast of Kazure?
Novel (135,000 words)
Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance, M/M
The book has been added to Goodreads now (link here), so feel free to add it to your lists and spread the word if you feel so inclined.
I've also created a page for it on my website that I'm rather proud of that you can find here:
Please stop by to check it out, and pass the word along to anyone else you feel might be interested. This is the first book I'm relying on my own word of mouth to get the word out about, so any help I can get in promoting it would be greatly appreciated.
I'm delighted to announce that the book has a cover now, thanks to the assistance of the incredibly talented Jay Aheer:
Breathtaking, isn't it? ^_^
To whet your appetite, I've added a sample from the book to the story page. Be sure to stop by and check it out: Click here!
I'm anticipating that the novel will be ready for release in early December. Thank you to everyone who has offered encouragement and assistance during its development! I'm really looking forward to sharing it. :)
October 17, 2014
I love it when the words seem to flow faster than I can type them, and the characters seem to take on lives of their own. This latest book of mine, Through the Last Door, is turning out to be one of those. It's filling my head, living in my dreams, and all around consuming my life. I love it when this happens. Fantasy/adventure, m/m romance, dark in places but with a core of hope that makes it feel very real to me. It's left me shaking in places during some of the scenes that I've written. I can't wait to put the finishing touches on it and have it ready to share. So excited!
October 10, 2014
I'm just finishing up some last touches on Pathfinder 2 before sending it off to my publisher this weekend. It picks up the continuing adventures of Shai and Lorne in the futuristic city of Nhil-Rhar. 145,000 words, m/m scifi adventure. It's fairly plot intensive, but in a sexy way, with a lot of new characters that I grew very attached to. I'm really excited to share it with all of you!
April 1, 2014
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Fantastic Fiction Publishing to help promote the release of my newest book. Click here to read the interview:
Leave a comment before April 30th to be entered into a drawing for a free ebook!
March 22, 2014
February 11, 2014
The House of Silence: Consort, volume 3 in the House of Silence series, is now available for pre-order! The estimated release date is March 25, 2014.
Click here for ordering information!
The House of Silence: Consort
by J.A. Jaken
Novel (137,000 words)
Genre(s): M/M, Gothic, Romance, suspense
Volume 3 of the House of Silence series.
On the surface, the business of the infamous House of Silence is obvious enough, but its carefully cultivated veneer of political neutrality is threatened when a lover from Master Charon’s youth arrives with an urgent message from the queen, prompting jealousy from Reiji and putting the whole house on edge.
The House’s unique resources are called upon to investigate one of the local cabals which is overstepping its bounds, snatching up disproportionate amounts of territory and capital beyond its domain. When Tam goes missing, Charon and the boys are caught up in a web of intrigue, peril, and sensuality that may end up costing them their lives. (M/M)
January 1, 2014
Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful 2014 filled with friends, family, health, happiness, and success in everything you set out to accomplish.
I've been busy writing these past couple of months and have finally finished the first draft of Pathfinder 2: The Ouroboros Prophecy. Now it's on to the all-important editing process, but at least the heavy lifting seems to be done. ^_^