Monday, October 06, 2014

Mackenzies Reading Order



I'm already getting questions about why the latest Mackenzies/McBride (Rules for a Proper Governess) is set before Daniel's book (this on is 1885; Danile is 1890). I posted an explanation on my website, and I'm copying it here:

http://www.jenniferashley.com/jennifer-ashley-books/highland-pleasures/mackenzies-series-chronology-and-reading-order/

The Mackenzies series jumps around a bit in chronology after the first four books. Two lists are below: the first, publication order; the second, order in which events take place.

Publication Order
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie
Lady Isabella’s Scandalous Marriage
The Many Sins of Lord Cameron
The Duke’s Perfect Wife
A Mackenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift
The Seduction of Elliot McBride
The Untamed Mackenzie
The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie
Scandal and the Duchess
Rules for a Proper Governess
A Mackenzie Clan Gathering (forthcoming)
The Stolen Mackenzie Bride (forthcoming)
More titles tentatively forthcoming

Chronology

Note: The Stolen Mackenzie Bride  (coming 2015) will go back into the past and look at the Mackenzie family’s role in the 1745-46 Jacobite uprising. So technically, it is first, but it is NOT necessary to read it first. In fact, it will make more sense if the first four and Daniel’s book are read first.

The Stolen Mackenzie Bride (1745-46)
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (1881)
Lady Isabella’s Scandalous Marriage (1881, September)
 The Many Sins of Lord Cameron (1882, September; Epilogue, June 1883)
The Duke’s Perfect Wife (1884, Spring; Epilogue, June 1885
The Seduction of Elliot McBride (1884, June)
A Mackenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift (1884, December; Note that this story takes place before the Epilogue in Duke’s Perfect Wife)
The Untamed Mackenzie (1885, April)
Scandal and the Duchess (1885, November)
Rules for a Proper Governess (1885, December)
The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie (1890)
A Mackenzie Clan Gathering (1891)

Why the Jumping?
Writing a book series is a bit like producing a TV series–you never know whether you’ll be picked up for another season. Even if an author’s series does well, there is no guarantee a publisher will offer another contract, and this can happen for many reasons. For example, the publisher might go out of business; the publisher decides to change focus and phase out certain types of books; the author’s editor leaves and no other editor wants to continue the series. Contracts are usually for 2-3 books (sometimes 4-5; but mine are usually 2-3). Lots of things can go wrong in publishing, unfortunately, and many of those things have indeed happened to me!

Also, an author never, ever knows from the outset whether a series will be successful. If it isn’t, publishers will drop it after the first two or three books. It is extremely difficult in that case to convince another publisher to pick you up. (I had no idea how difficult this was before I was published–of course publishers would want my favorite authors! But that's not always the case, sadly.)

Now that authors can self-publish, we don’t have to panic as much about being dropped; however when I first started this series the self-publish option wasn’t there. So, I made sure the first four brothers’ stories got told first! Duke’s Perfect Wife finished a contract, and I was happy to be offered another. I made sure Daniel’s book got into that one, even if I had to jump forward in time to do it. Then I was offered yet more contracts, so I backed up to pick up some other stories. I trusted that if I posted the date in the beginning of each book, my readers would get it.

I have more Mackenzie stories to tell after these, so we’ll see what the future holds!

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Website etc.

Apologies for taking forever to update this blog. I've been furiously busy finishing Mate Bond (Shifters Book 7), working on the next Captain Lacey novel, and getting my websites (Allyson James and Jennifer Ashley) completely overhauled.

I now have a pretty new website that combines Allyson and Jennifer into one! You can access it at either:

http://www.jenniferashley.com or

http://www.allysonjames.com

My old one (jennifersromances) is still up, but I'm in process of sending it over to the new one.

I have all info in one place, plus pull-down menus for each author and each series. Plus each series is listed in order on its series pages, and on each book's page.

Go in, browse around, and have fun! If there are any problems with it, use the contact link there to let me know the error so I can get it fixed.

Thank you!

Jennifer Ashley

Monday, July 07, 2014

Print edition of Lone Wolf and Feral Heat

At last, my publisher has set up preorders for the book that will gather Lone Wolf (Shifters 4.5) and Feral Heat (5.5) into one print volume. It will be called Shifter Mates, paperback edition only, sold in stores (and online). Here's the pre-order info at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Shifter-Shifters-Unbound-Jennifer-Ashley/dp/042526694X/

It will be available in all stores--this is just where I saw it first.

The cover they showed me is awesome--I will post it when it's "final."

The pub date is in the spring--there are all kinds of complicated publisher reasons why they had to wait so long, and that was not my choice. But finally, things are moving in the print direction.

Jennifer


Monday, June 09, 2014

New Allyson James--Shareem release today!

Tales of the Shareem: Kieran officially releases today!!

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id887311454
Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00KV060VM

I'm so happy to have this book out, I can't tell you!!! :-) I hope you like him.


Here's the blurb:

Kieran is meant to be the ultimate level-three Shareem, unthinking and sexually driven, without much emotion and personal thought. Now that he’s free of the experimenters who tortured him, he feels as though he’s two people—the Kieran who struggles to fit in even with other Shareem, and the Kieran who can become the commanding level three at the touch of a woman’s hand.

Kieran is the one sent to scope out the transports that might take Shareem away from their restricted life for good, but that plan goes awry when he stumbles across Felice, who is fleeing from a life of slavery to Bor Narga.

Felice stirs the level three in him, but Kieran responds to her as Kieran as well, finding in her a woman who understands him better than he understands himself. Kieran jeopardizes the safety and freedom of all Shareem by pausing to help Felice, but he also jeopardizes his heart, which was supposed to have been stripped of all deeper emotion.

Book 7 in Tales of the Shareem. This is a full-length novel, twenty chapters.

Woo hoo!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

TWO Releases Today!! Perfect Mate and Double Hexed




I have two releases today--2 novellas previously released as a part of anthologies, now available on their own as ebooks for $1.99 each! (Note that these are still in print--see the final paragraph of this post).

Here are the many places you can find them:

Double Hexed 
(Wherein Janet, a Stormwalker, her dragon-shifter boyfriend Mick, and their friends are trapped in her hotel by a deadly curse.)

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Double-Hexed-Allyson-James-ebook/dp/B00INIXRVU/

B and N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/double-hexed-allyson-james/1118742010?ean=9780698182912

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/double-hexed/id828753737?mt=11

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/double-hexed

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Double-Hexed-A-Stormwalker-Novella-ebook/dp/B00INIXRVU/

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/Double-Hexed-A-Stormwalker-Novella-ebook/dp/B00INIXRVU/

Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/Double-Hexed-Stormwalker-Novella-Allyson-ebook/dp/B00INIXRVU/

And wherever ebooks are sold woldwide.

Perfect Mate
(Wherein Nell, a bear Shifter, meets her match in Cormac, a hunk of a grizzly Shifter, who just won't go away.)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Mate-Jennifer-Ashley-ebook/dp/B00INIXG66/

B and N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/perfect-mate-jennifer-ashley/1118742014?ean=9780698182905

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/perfect-mate/id828749291?mt=11

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/perfect-mate-2

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfect-Mate-Shifters-Unbound-Novella-ebook/dp/B00INIXG66/

Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/Perfect-Mate-Shifters-Unbound-Novella-ebook/dp/B00INIXG66/

Amazon AU; http://www.amazon.com.au/Perfect-Mate-Shifters-Unbound-Novella-ebook/dp/B00INIXG66/

And wherever ebooks are sold worldwide.

Note that both of these are already available in Print! Find "Double Hexed" in the Hexed anthology (headlined by Ilona Andrews), and "Perfect Mate" in the Unbound anthology (headlined by Angela Knight and me).

I had many, many requests to have these released on their own--I was finally able to persuade my publisher to do it, so I hope you enjoy them!


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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Perfect Mate--Shifters Unbound, coming in May!



I love this gorgeous cover! This is for Perfect Mate, Nell and Cormac's story that was originally published in Unbound last March.

Due to popular demand, the publisher has agreed to pull it out of the anthology and publish it as an e-book on its own for $1.99.

Out May 20!!

Pre-orders:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Mate-Jennifer-Ashley-ebook/dp/B00INIXG66/

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/perfect-mate-jennifer-ashley/1118742014?ean=9780698182905

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/perfect-mate/id828749291?mt=11

It will show up on Kobo and other booksellers as well. Thanks for asking for this!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dark & Deadly--8 Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance--99 Cents!!



Dark and Deadly: 8 Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance is Live!

Enjoy stories and novels, short and long, from Jennifer Ashley, Felicity Heaton, Erin Quinn, Laurie London, Erin Kellison, Bonnie Vanak, Caris Roane, and Alyssa Day! Most are brand new, never before published!

Find at:

Nook:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-and-deadly-jennifer-ashley/1119209437?ean=2940149546312

Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Deadly-Eight-Paranormal-Romance-ebook/dp/B00JNSN3RM/

Apple:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dark-and-deadly/id850975417?ls=1&mt=11

Kobo:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/dark-and-deadly-eight-bad-boys-of-paranormal-romance

Enjoy!

Jennifer

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Wild Wolf now in UK, AU, CA, NZ, etc

Hey everyone. As you know there was a huge glitch at my publisher to get Wild Wolf out across the globe last week. Some of those glitches appear to be fixed. Here's where you can find Wild Wolf in:

Australia:

Rosemary's Romance Books (print):

http://www.rosemarysromancebooks.com/epages/Rosemary.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Rosemary/Products/9780425266045

Amazon AU
http://www.amazon.com.au/Wild-Shifters-Unbound-Jennifer-Ashley-ebook/dp/B00COOFQOU/


Canada:

Chapters / Indigo:  http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/wild-wolf/9781101615003-item.html?ikwid=jennifer+ashley+wild+wolf&ikwsec=Home

(and in print in their stores)

Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/Wild-Shifters-Unbound-Jennifer-Ashley-ebook/dp/B00COOFQOU/

UK

Book Depository (print) http://www.bookdepository.com/Wild-Wolf-Jennifer-Ashley/9780425266045

Kindle
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wild-Shifters-Unbound-Jennifer-Ashley-ebook/dp/B00COOFQOU/

Also look for it on KOBO and APPLE iBOOKS in the UK

I'm very sorry about this glitch in releasing. There was a mistake (I am told), not a deliberate withholding.




Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Wild Wolf is out--Woot!


Wild Wolf--Graham's story--is now out!!! In print everywhere books are sold, or in ebook at:

Also out on Kobo and in Audio!

 And in case you missed it, I quietly released another story in the Immortals series:



Wolf Hunt

Logan's story--originally released in 
Immortals: The Reckoning
Newly revised and re-edited, this is a standalone novella in the Immortals series
Events take place after Book 5: The Redeeming

Order the ebook from

All Romance Ebooks

I'm considering writing more in this series (particularly Septimus's story), which I'd bundle with Wolf Hunt in a print volume. Stay tuned.

And thanks readers, for your support! 
Feral Heat made it to number 10 on the New York Times Bestseller list!
and Number 35 on USA Today!

Awesome, Blossom.

For more info on all my books, see my website:
http://www.jennifersromances.com 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Cover Reveal--Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance in one Package

I'm getting together with some of my cool friends again to bring you another bundle of books for 99 cents!

The set, Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance will be out APRIL 14

Mark your calendars. We knew you'd need a reading boost for tax time. :-) 

Authors included: 

Alyssa Day 
Jennifer Ashley
Caris Roane
Laurie London
Erin Quinn
Felicity Heaton
Erin Kellison
Bonnie Vanak

This set in includes some brand new, never-before-published works!

On release week, we'll be doing some great giveaways on our individual Facebook pages and / or blogs, Twitter parties, and a big Facebook Party. Stay tuned for details! 

Also check my FB page: http://www.facebook.com/JenniferAshleyAllysonJamesAshleyGardner
and my Twitter profile: @JennAllyson
for updates

(Psst! Pass it on)