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(Blog) Tour of Marsden, Day 8: Mashup City (Literally!)

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Hey, sorry about that little glitch yesterday. If you were looking for the blog tour, we were on the side of the road with a flat tire. But we’re all good now! Let’s roll on through the home stretch of our (Blog) Tour of Marsden, NY, this time with a stop at my agency sister CJ Burright’s blog, for a little inside information: where, exactly, the town of Marsden came from. It may be fictional, but it has its roots in a lot of really great—and real—New York towns.

If you want to find out more about the mashup I created (so much better than a Frankenstein monster, I promise!), check out Down on Love for only 99 cents, all e-formats, all month long!

Down On Love new cover seriesThe Full Schedule

Monday, 10/13 – Ripe for Reader
Tuesday, 10/14 – Forever Yours
Wednesday, 10/15 – Tome Tender
Thursday, 10/16 – FicWishes
Friday, 10/17 – Kathryn Biel
Monday, 10/20 – Glynis Astie
Wednesday, 10/22 – CJ Burright
Thursday, 10/23 – Royal Social Media
Friday, 10/24 – Hello Precious Bliss

 

(Blog) Tour of Marsden, Day 6: The Catskills!

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Well, now! The (Blog) Tour of Marsden is rolling into its second week! Today I’m dropping in on my bud and fellow author Glynis Astie’s blog, where I’m talking about the beautiful Catskill Mountains, a region of central New York State that’s near and dear to my heart—and the setting for my small-town rom com series. There’s a lot more to it than Dirty Dancing, so head on over to Glynis’ blog to find out more!

Plus there just might be an excerpt from Down on Love, which (ahem—by the way) you can pick up for only 99 cents, all e-formats, all month long! See you over there!

Down On Love new cover seriesThe Full Schedule

Monday, 10/13 – Ripe for Reader
Tuesday, 10/14 – Forever Yours
Wednesday, 10/15 – Tome Tender
Thursday, 10/16 – FicWishes
Friday, 10/17 – Kathryn Biel
Monday, 10/20 – Glynis Astie
Tuesday, 10/21 – 1 Rad Reader
Wednesday, 10/22 – CJ Burright
Thursday, 10/23 – Royal Social Media
Friday, 10/24 – Hello Precious Bliss

 

 

(Blog) Tour of Marsden, Day 5: In Which I Swear a Lot

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Happy Friday! How’s the tour bus this morning? It may be a little rainy as we roll on through the New York countryside, heading for the fictional Catskill town of Marsden, NY, but a misty landscape has its own appeal.

If you’re feeling a little sleepy, head on over to today’s blog stop, Biel Blather, hosted by my bud and fellow author Kathryn Biel. I swear. A lot. And that might wake you up! Okay, no, I don’t really spout profanities and sully Kathryn’s blog. I wouldn’t do that to her. But I do talk about maintaining continuity in a series (that wasn’t intended to be a series—just for even more fun), which is quite the challenge, so I may have sworn in the past while trying to maintain said continuity.

Check it out! And don’t forget my rom com Down on Love is on sale for 99 cents, all e-formats, all month long!

Down On Love new cover seriesThe Full Schedule

Monday, 10/13 – Ripe for Reader
Tuesday, 10/14 – Forever Yours
Wednesday, 10/15 – Tome Tender
Thursday, 10/16 – FicWishes
Friday, 10/17 – Kathryn Biel
Monday, 10/20 – Glynis Astie
Tuesday, 10/21 – 1 Rad Reader
Wednesday, 10/22 – CJ Burright
Thursday, 10/23 – Royal Social Media
Friday, 10/24 – Hello Precious Bliss

 

(Blog) Tour of Marsden Twofer: Pumpkins! Plus WIN My Books!

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Marsden signOh baby it doesn’t get more autumnal than this—for day 4 of my (Blog) Tour of Marsden, I’m over at FicWishes blog talking about that grand tradition, the pumpkin patch! Because it plays a big part in Down on Love, the first book in my small-town romcom series set in the fictional Catskill town of Marsden, NY, of course! Plus I love that kind of stuff.

Even better, you can WIN digital copies of both books in the Marsden series (so far): Down on Love and Picture This! All you have to do is leave a comment at FicWishes. Doesn’t get any easier than that!

If you don’t want to leave it to fate, however, you can always pick up Down on Love on sale for 99 cents, all e-formats, all month long! Plus Picture This isn’t much more—only about $3 and change everywhere.

Down On Love new cover seriesThe Full Schedule

Monday, 10/13 – Ripe for Reader
Tuesday, 10/14 – Forever Yours
Wednesday, 10/15 – Tome Tender
Thursday, 10/16 – FicWishes
Friday, 10/17 – Kathryn Biel
Monday, 10/20 – Glynis Astie
Tuesday, 10/21 – 1 Rad Reader
Wednesday, 10/22 – CJ Burright
Picture This (eBook)Thursday, 10/23 – Royal Social Media
Friday, 10/24 – Hello Precious Bliss

 

(Blog) Tour of Marsden Keeps Rolling: Day 3!

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Happy Wednesday! The (Blog) Tour of Marsden rolls on into day 3 at Tome Tender, where I’m talking about a recipe for a small-town series! And don’t forget Down on Love, the first in my Marsden series, is on sale for 99 cents all month, all e-formats!

Down On Love new cover seriesThe Full Schedule

Monday, 10/13 – Ripe for Reader
Tuesday, 10/14 – Forever Yours
Wednesday, 10/15 – Tome Tender
Thursday, 10/16 – Ficwishes
Friday, 10/17 – Kathryn Biel
Monday, 10/20 – Glynis Astie
Tuesday, 10/21 – 1 Rad Reader
Wednesday, 10/22 – CJ Burright
Thursday, 10/23 – Royal Social Media
Friday, 10/24 – Hello Precious Bliss

 

 

(Blog) Tour of Marsden: A Blogger? As a Main Character? Don’t They Just, You Know, Sit There and Type?

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Marsden signIt’s Day 2 of the (Blog) Tour of Marsden, and today I’m over at Theresa Paolo’s Forever Yours blog talking about Georgiana Down, heroine of Down on Love. Head on over to Theresa Paolo’s blog, Forever Yours. And grab Down on Love for only 99 cents all month—all e-formats!

Down On Love new cover seriesThe Full Schedule

Monday, 10/13 – Ripe for Reader
Tuesday, 10/14 – Forever Yours
Wednesday, 10/15 – Tome Tender
Thursday, 10/16 – Ficwishes
Friday, 10/17 – Kathryn Biel
Monday, 10/20 – Glynis Astie
Tuesday, 10/21 – 1 Rad Reader
Wednesday, 10/22 – CJ Burright
Thursday, 10/23 – Royal Social Media
Friday, 10/24 – Hello Precious Bliss

(Blog) Tour of Marsden! Let’s Get This Show on the Road!

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Marsden signIt’s time! My (Blog) Tour of Marsden starts today! Yaayyyy! First stop is Ripe for Reader, a kickass romance blog hosted by the fabulous Margreet. So head on over there, show Ripe for Reader some love, and maybe leave a comment whydoncha? (They never call, they never write…)

Down On Love new cover seriesSee you on the bus! And don’t forget that Down on Love is on sale—99 cents!—for the entire month! All e-formats—check it out.

The Full Schedule

Monday, 10/13 – Ripe for Reader
Tuesday, 10/14 – Forever Yours
Wednesday, 10/15 – Tome Tender
Thursday, 10/16 – Ficwishes
Friday, 10/17 – Kathryn Biel
Monday, 10/20 – Glynis Astie
Tuesday, 10/21 – 1 Rad Reader
Wednesday, 10/22 – CJ Burright
Thursday, 10/23 – Royal Social Media
Friday, 10/24 – Hello Precious Bliss

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…

I Want My Fall TV!

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Did somebody say Halloween party?

I can has Halloween party?

Did you know that in the calendar the ancient Celts followed, New Year’s Eve wasn’t December 31? Nope. Their wheel of the year turned to a new one at midnight on a completely different date: October 31. On the night of Samhain, they believed, the veil between this world and the Other Side was the thinnest, and the living and the dead could pass freely through it. (Ditto on the eve of April 30, before May 1, Beltane, but to a lesser degree.) This was the origin of the traditions that we’ve come to cherish as part of our annual Halloween celebrations, although we tend to give it a much more sinister flourish.

But it’s not time to talk about Halloween just yet—hey, I haven’t even picked my pumpkins, and gods only know where my bat garland is. The reason I’m bringing up the turn of the year is because I think New Year’s in autumn works great. Of course, I can only speak from the northern hemisphere’s perspective, but up here, it just makes sense. The entire vibe is different. There’s so much change going on. I mean, look at it—the weather cools off abruptly (your mileage may vary, of course, depending on your latitude). The landscape changes color (ditto). The kids go back to school.

Oh—and another “new” thing begins: the fall TV schedule.

And here is where I start snurfling and feeling sorry for myself. Read the rest of this entry