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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Magic Seasons Romance Book 2 is out!


Passion and magic that burns


Step into a world of magic and passions....
Take a dash of spice, add a flash of magic and watch the sparks fly
Toss in a killer that's targeting women and add a handful of witches from all paths to stir it all together...

Separated by two different life styles yet their passion and magic ignite sparks hotter than the Solstice heat. Can they work out a way to be together as they try to stop a killer from striking again?

Kasey is a woman that exudes energy and brightness; equally passionate when angry or happy. Her energy comes through in all her magic, and she often wishes she could rewrite her own story to become charming and sophisticated enough to be with a certain wealthy male lawyer she wants more than anything else.

Chris is a force of strength and experience carefully hidden behind the easy mannerisms he has adopted. There is nothing he cannot do with his magic and he has tried all of it, whether right or wrong. His fortune has left him wanting for nothing in life except the one thing money can’t buy, the woman he feels too unclean to approach. 


Monday, March 13, 2017

Running to catch up...

I haven't had a lot of time to keep up on blog posts since I decided to climb back into the world of writing. Having decided to completely rework several books, covers, content, promotion and all the other bits that go along with that ... all while writing new stories... lets just say I'm running to get ahead of the game! 


I may almost be winning the race at this point.  I just finished the third book for what was the Animal Trilogy and decided there will be more than 3 books in that series.  There are just too many wonderful characters to write just three stories.  SO stay tuned for those.

Many covers have been redone, even for books not being re-released with new content - so before you message me in a panic, keep that in mind. It takes time for vendors to get updates out there.  (and time for me to get the new versions up on my site and blog) 

My next few books you will see are as follows:


TBR APRIL


TBR MAY 


TBR JUNE

For a complete list check out my website (I have had time to do that) COMING SOON


Jacqueline 
 Paige

Twitter: @JacqPaige
All Things Paranormal






Thursday, February 16, 2017

Finding THAT song... #MFRWauthor

Sometimes getting your characters to cooperate and do what you think they should do only takes the right song to be playing in your ears while you write.

Then again sometimes no matter what you do they are not going to toe the line and do anything you wanted 😀

I don’t know how other writers work but when I’m deep in a story I use music to help me focus and connect with the story and characters.

Café Serenity’s characters had quite a different song list than I usually listen to.  The songs are usually background for me to give me certain emotions and feelings, in Serenity’s case the music was feared for the characters more than my emotions. I was also able to put the characters favorite song in the story – it helps the quiet café by day is a bar by night. J

Pascal’s favorite song is House Rules by Christian Kane – probably not your typical vampire song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z1NPihh6oA

Attis’ is Give Me a Reason by Three Days Grace … a little more vampire for sure.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tWBt_j2ayM

The females in the story preferred something a little heavier than my vamps did; Ladies Come First by Hinder was their song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXSPy9BunX8

I could go on for pages about music and how it helps with my writing or my mood in general, but I prefer people to stay awake when they read anything I’ve written.


I may have to write more stories in bars or clubs so I can incorporate my work music into the plot a little more often.  My beta readers said it gave them a feel for the character to know their music preference -  for me it just helps take me where my characters are trying to lead.



Jacqueline 
 Paige

Twitter: @JacqPaige
All Things Paranormal



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Magic Seasons Romance Book I re-release!

The Magic Seasons was my first (serious) step into the world of writing and like everything else I do, I jumped in full speed ahead!  The first book was written in 2006 (as a prank and ‘last’ word with a friend) and then we discovered it was good and that I could write.
 I spent the next few years writing more, finally having Beltane published in 2009.  Then again in 2012.  THIS edition is the final and best version.

Thank you to the editors and proofreaders for rounds one and two, I know it wasn’t easy to correct for grammar and flow without losing how I saw my story and characters.


Beltane the season for renewal of life, love and danger…

Step into a world of magic and passion…
A group of friends come together to dance the Maypole

Take a dash of spice, a pinch of herbs
Soft candlelight and resonant drums
Add a flash of magic and watch the sparks fly
Toss in a killer that’s targeting women…

      To the outside world she is just Leena Duncan.  A gentle woman with a troubled past, yet none know her full story. Her ability to control the elements and her knowledge of plants make her magic strong and unbreakable. It’s just too bad that she’s closed off her heart to not risk it again, having learned that horrors are possible, even with those who claim to love you. It only takes one man at the rainy Beltane celebration to change her outlook, and one killer to endanger her world. 
    Owen Grey, a well-known fantasy author, has returned to his childhood home to set down roots and reacquaint himself with old friends. Learning that magic is, in fact, possible, the second revelation is the one woman who calls to him: body, soul and heart. Even more surprising, he learns that with a simple touch he can relieve pain and lift emotional burdens, it just doesn’t help him deal with his own past.   While he may write about happily ever after, he knows it only as fiction. Until her.   
    With a killer targeting celebrants at these small pagan gatherings, leaving two bodies in warning, this little group of friends who welcomed him with open arms, are at risk if they don’t find the killer. 




Jacqueline 
 Paige

Twitter: @JacqPaige
All Things Paranormal

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday's Book Hook - Cafe Serenity #MFRWhook #MFWRauthor


When he lowered his hand from her mouth, as if testing to see if she was going to scream it dawned on her what was happening. “I guess you didn’t do your research,” she whispered roughly. “Because if you did, you’d know none of that supernatural gobbley-guck works on me.”

The hand that had been over her mouth wrapped around her throat in a hold tight enough to prevent her from swallowing. “Vampires can’t compel me. Spells don’t work on me,” she gasped. “I’m completely resistant to your kind.” 


Café Serenity

When Paranormal meets Normal, the last thing you’ll find is Serenity. 

Something in Riverside is attacking those connected to Café Serenity, one of the local hangouts.

The not-quite human owner and her misfit group of anything but human friends and employees band together with the police to solve the mystery.

Simple task: just work with or around the Paranormal council of Elders, discover unknown soul mates, protect each other, and do it all without arising the suspicion or notice of the normal in town.

Just another day at Café Serenity.

Café by day … bar by night ... Vampires, Were, shifters, witches, trolls, demons, fey … and more all under one cover. 






Jacqueline 
 Paige

Twitter: @JacqPaige
All Things Paranormal

Monday, January 30, 2017

My best friend ... #MFRWauthor

It may be cliche that I consider my best friend to be my dog... but it's true.

On Christmas day 2015 I lost my other best friend, Misti.  I used to call her my assistant (still do on my website). She was an awesome assistant, always listened to my rambling about characters and plots.  It didn't matter where I was writing, she was there.



It was lonely without her, I looked for her each day in her favorite spots, found myself talking to an empty room - because she wasn't under my desk when I was writing.

In August my girls talked me into go to the humane society "just too look".  How could I refuse going to look at cats, kittens, puppies and dogs?  I couldn't.  So we went. 
I knew I could never have another "Misti" in my world.  She had been the fourth Golden Retriever I'd lost in my life time and I just couldn't do it again. With that in mind we asked to meet a fellow so far from my calm, docile but playful Misti that there was no way he could remind me of her. 

When he came in he was hyper and wary.  His past wasn't a good one at all!  I could feel every bone in his body under that fluffy fur when I touched him 😟 It was heart breaking when they told us what he had been through ... and worse still was that he'd already been returned to them once because the previous adopters weren't prepared to handle him.

Twenty years earlier I ran a dog rescue and brought in every size, breed and age of dog to retrain and find new homes for.  I didn't know if I had the energy to do it again - BUT there was no way I was leaving this beautiful mistreated guy in the hands of someone that would mishandle him again ... EVER!

They saw my determination and the connection we made and accelerated the adoption process ... two hours later I went to pick up my new friend. All while thinking "what am I going to do with him?" 

He was scared, defensive, skittish ... and I knew all the signs and it would come with biting, acting out (I had five kids ... I know ALL the signs!!)  and for the next three weeks the two of us "bonded" and battled it out to see who was THE alpha in our two bodied pack.  

Five months later ... 
we've decided ... I am THE alpha in our pack ... 
He is spoiled, but obedient (to me) ... 
I am the safest woman in the neighborhood ... 

I still have to watch for his tells when he's nervous or unsure, and  be careful in some situations so no one gets bitten or lunged at.  I have a six foot tall gate in my side of the house so it's just he and I most of the time.  
He is NOT an assistant type of dog ... in fact if I work too long he pounces at my feet, stands on my table and barks at me if I go too long without paying attention to him. 

I'm not sure who rescued whom some days, but every day is an adventure with him!

Meet my Best friend, Niko!



when he glares at me until I speak to him...


the happy face after our walk...


when he "may" have done something he shouldn't...


"I'm going to sit here until you pay attention to me"


Jacqueline 
 Paige

Twitter: @JacqPaige
All Things Paranormal
http://jacquelinepaige.com/


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Friday, January 27, 2017

When all you can do is try to survive…

I have so many "pretty" banners and things to go with my books now ... fair warning I will be splashing them where ever I can 😛


10 chapters FREE!

After the Silence Volume 1 – Bree

One woman’s journey through the chaotic new world.

When Mother Nature decides she’s had enough and begins to fight back, survival takes on a whole new meaning.

Those left standing make the paths for the future generations.

Bree Taylor is the last survivor of her family. With no other choice she sets off on her own to escape the clutches of the new government. Living in a world of unstable climate changes becomes a journey she won’t soon forget. 

She has to be prepared for anything in the new country and be wary of every person she meets. All while staying out of the path of the new army: one that does not believe in the values of safety and security. An army answering only to the highest bidder, tasked with rounding up the survivors of the virus. A virus that is as vicious and random as the dramatic changes to the land and climate. Leaving trails of dead and mutated survivors in its wake.

If the earth is the enemy – there are no rules and all you can do is try to survive the odds.


(Exclusively at Jacqueline’s Website)

Running in snow this deep was like running through water. If your feet didn’t clear it you got nowhere. I hadn’t stopped long enough to measure the height of the men quickly gaining on me, but I was fairly certain their long legs would move through this snow faster than my own.
As I hit the tree line again, I hesitated long enough to pick a direction. Kismet and I had been through this area enough times I knew most of it without thinking now. Slipping in the snow I changed directions and headed towards the hill that led to the river bed. If I could out-maneuver them in the densest part of the trees I might just be able to put a big enough gap between us that they’d give up.
Chancing a glance over my shoulder I noted one thing. They were large enough it would take four of me to make this anywhere near equal. My heart was thrumming, pumping blood through my veins in a chaotic beat. A part of me knew I couldn’t outrun them, but I had to try. Turning, I bolted back towards a tight grouping of trees. I could hear the pounding of their feet hitting the ground behind me and had one second to regret the one time I didn’t let Kismet come with me. He would have evened the odds.





Volume 2 KANE will be released later in 2017
Two sneak peeks of Kane have been published in novella format for a limited time, but the rest hasn't been released yet. 



Jacqueline
Paige

All Things Paranormal