Category Archives: Down on Love

It’s Coming! It’s Coming! Oops—It’s Here!

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Is this October 1? No it is not. However, Amazon, the Honey Badger of online retail, simply don’t care. So here’s my announcement, a wee bit early (thanks Amazon spoilsports!):

Down On Love new cover seriesDown on Love is ON SALE (!) for 99 CENTS (!!) for the entire month of October (!!!) (And it’s starting early on Amazon, which operates outside the bounds of mere mortals’ time and/or space.)

If you don’t own it already, I really hope you’ll take the plunge and use this fabulously cheap deal to snag the first book in my small-town rom com series, making it a gateway drug to draw you into the rest of the Marsden books. (Hey, I’m nothing if not entirely honest!)

Yours unashamedly,
Jayne xoxo

About Down on Love:

When it comes to love, she’s a professional skeptic. Is it too late for a career change?

If there’s one thing Georgiana Down is an expert in, it’s bad relationships. That’s what inspired her blog, Down on Love, where she gives snarky advice–usually along the lines of “dump him.” In fact, George is abstaining from men all together. At least that’s the plan–until she makes a trip back to her tiny hometown in the Catskills, where meddling is an art form…

George loves helping out with her new baby niece, but she’s counting the days until she returns to Boston. Then she runs into Casey Bowen, her high school crush. The boy she once loved is now a handsome grown man—and suddenly George needs a little advice of her own. She’s in the right place, because when she drunk posts on her blog, everyone in Marsden has something to say about George and Casey. It’s like high school all over again–but maybe this time she’ll get things right…

Eeee! Less Than Two Weeks!

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My, how time flies. In only 10 days, Picture This, the second in my small-town Marsden rom com series, the follow-up to Down on Love, publishes! Squee!

I’ve got some plans to mark the occasion, so check back here in a few for all the details!

In the meantime, you can preorder Picture This here!

PT Brace advance promo

Seven “Very Inspiring” Tidbits

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7 things logoI’ve been tagged by the wonderful author Tracy Krimmer to participate in the Very Inspiring Blogger Award/Tour! That means I get to share seven interesting things you might not know about me. At least, I hope they’re interesting.

But, you know, while authors put all sorts of exciting adventures in their books, in reality they’re sitting around in their pajamas with their hair sticking up in all directions, drinking coffee and freaking out about their sales numbers and whether anybody’s going to notice how badly spackled-over that most recent gaping plot hole is.

Still, this is my best effort. If these facts are boring as *#&!, give me a verbal smack upside the head in the comments, and I’ll try to come up with truly intriguing bits of information, okay? Okay. Here we go… Read the rest of this entry

New Book Release: Madness Takes Its Toll

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Picture This (eBook)Here we go again. In just about four weeks, my fourth book will be released. It’s called Picture This, and it’s the second in my small-town rom com series, following Down on Love, which came out last November. When I wrote Down on Love, I didn’t think of it as anything more than a standalone. After I turned in the final draft, my editor at Kensington asked if I would make it a series, with one of the minor characters— Celia Marshall, the hero’s ex-girlfriend—as the main character.

Oh dear. Read the rest of this entry

My Writing Process…Can Be Ugly, But Good Stuff Comes Out of It

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Hey, you’ve gotta break a few eggs to make that fabulous flan, right? Okay, I might be kidding myself, but that’s my theory on why my messy process actually produces books. In any case, welcome to the Writing Process Blog Hop! I was tagged by Lori Schafer last week (read her entry here) and I’ll tag another author at the end of this post.

Want to know how and why I write? Put on your gaiters and let’s wade in! Read the rest of this entry

Drop Everything! We Got Us a SALE!

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Yeppers, only $1.99 for a couple of weeks, all e-formats—what’s not to love?


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100 Percent Organic (Invisible) Author

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I swear, it’s stuff like this that just turns me all around. TheGirlWhoLovesBooks posted a screen shot of an e-mail blast she received from a noted author (who shall remain nameless) asking for something that beggars belief. Go take a look—it’ll open in a new window. I’ll wait. Read the rest of this entry

Oh Well Now! Sale Sale Sale!

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It’s official: Down on Love, the first in my small-town rom-com Marsden series, is on sale for $1.99 (I do believe that’s what’s often called “chump change”!) at all e-book outlets: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iTunes!

If you like amusing stories about second chances at love, peppered with crazy friends and relatives and eccentric busybody neighbors, this is the book for you!

“So go get it!” – Audrey II

#ChickLitLove, Day 4: It’s All About the Besties

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CLLIt’s a week of #ChickLitLove for the ChickLitChat authors!

Today is Galentine’s Day (thanks, Parks and Recreation!)—a day to recognize female friends. But I kind of want to call it Palentine’s Day, because sometimes a girl’s bestie is a guy. (And sometimes the guy doesn’t even want to sleep with her, nor she him.) So here’s to pals!

And be sure to follow the hashtag #ChickLitLove on Twitter for other great posts today! Tomorrow: Attack of the Graphics on Twitter! Stay tuned!

And if you haven’t heard, Down on Love is on sale (!) right now (!) for only $1.99 at B&N, Kobo, and iTunes!

Book: By Design
Main character: Emmie Brewster
Emmie’s Pals

  • Trish, bestie since middle school
    Nook coverBestie Boost: Provides ready supply of wine, sympathy, and advice when Emmie is distraught over her love life or career; also Trish’s family (husband, two sons) provide perspective (that having a husband and family doesn’t guarantee bliss, but instead instills a different type of chaos)
    Sample advice: “Emmie, my darling, there’s something you’ve never understood about life. If you don’t like something, don’t put up with it—throw it out!
  • Avery, misguided blind date who became gay bestie instead
    Bestie Boost: Another shoulder to cry on; love life serves as a reminder that Emmie should be trying to have way more fun than she is; lingerie fashion advisor
    Sample advice: “If you don’t at least try on a leopard-print bra, the terrorists win.” Read the rest of this entry

Well, This Is Serendipitous!

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Down On Love new cover seriesWho knew? Just in time for #ChickLitLove Valentine’s Week festivities (see my most recent blog posts), my latest rom com, Down on Love, is ON SALE for $1.99 at Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iTunes!

So if any of my chit-chat about Georgiana Down and her once-high-school-crush, now very real adult temptation, Casey Bowen, has intrigued you, now’s the time to grab it!