Monthly Archives: September 2014

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