In which Untamed: The Complete Series is on Ridiculous Sale

Untamed_OmniAs we go into the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Untamed: The Complete Series is only 99c for a limited time, (reduced from it’s normal $5.99…that’s like 84% off—when are you going to get a better deal than that? NEVER.). Over 1,000 pages of epic romantic saga for 99c. Seriously.

It’s on sale at this ridiculous price at Amazon, Amazon UK, Amazon CA…and all the other Amazons, too.

If you haven’t read the series yet and are looking for a great beach read this weekend/summer, now is the perfect time to get all 5 highly-rated books. (And if you HAVE read the series, please tell your friends and family about the sale!)

This is my steamy, sexy series, so definitely for the rated-R crowd. ;-)

Happy reading!

<3
jen

Intangible sale!

intangibleTo celebrate that I’m working on the third book of the series, Intangible is on sale everywhere for only 99c for a limited time. If you haven’t picked it up yet, now’s the perfect time to snap up this first book of the magical and unique Intangible Series, a young adult contemporary fantasy.

And if you’ve read it, would you be a sweetheart and tell your friends and family about this special sale? Spread the book love!

Twins Sera and Luke Raine have a well-kept secret—she heals with a touch of her hand, he sees the future. All their lives they’ve helped those in need on the sly. They’ve always thought of their abilities as being a gift.

 

Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they’ve always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke’s ability? He’s always right.

 

And he can’t do anything about it.

Find it at these fine online bookstores:

Amazon  Amazon UK  Amazon CA (plus all the other Amazons)
Barnes & Noble
Kobo
iTunes

Praise for Intangible

“I could go on for days about its exciting plot or action packed paranormal filled paradoxes but I won’t. Because though all of those things are good, (or great, if I’m being honest) and they ultimately kept my fingers on hyper-drive, they were not what sucked me in, instead it was the characters that had me up until midnight reading. For a debut author Meyers is amazingly talented at character development.”

—Misty Baker at KindleObsessed.com

“This exciting page-turner provides perfect rhythm and suspenseful build, artful description, real-to-life characters, and a fantastic ride, cover to cover.”

—S. Vanderwerker

 

Happy reading, my friends!

 

 

Paperbacks!

This week I got a shipment of new paperbacks of the Untamed Series, and OH MY, they are SO beautiful! Victoria and I are going to be giving away a complete signed set of these this summer to one lucky member of our mailing list, so if you haven’t joined yet, now’s a great time to do it. :-)

Check out the gorgeousness!

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A mailing list member is going to win a SIGNED complete set of these this summer!

I also FINALLY updated the paperback cover of Anywhere, and it’s sooooooo pretty I can barely stand it.

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*ALL the swoons*

In other news…there’s a sale coming up for Intangible next week. In the meantime, I hope you all have a great weekend.

<3
jen

On Being Yourself

So…I’ve discovered in this past year that it’s not easy being two people. When I made the decision to go with a pen name, it was because I write clean YA but was suddenly writing not-so-clean NA. I worried about my sweet YA readers picking up one of my dirty books and getting a *bit* of a shock.

I didn’t want that to happen. So, I thought it would be best to separate things, keep my different genres under different names. But I had no idea how hard it would be to maintain two personalities, and figure out who to be for each. With all the work I was doing on my NA, my YA twitter and FB pages got a little very neglected. I’m sure so many of my readers thought I was doing nothing at all. (In reality, I was writing five books with my co-author Victoria Green, and burning myself out.)

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And so, I’ve changed my mind. I’m going back to being Just Me. :-) But instead of being J. Meyers, I’ve put Jen Meyers, my full(ish) name, on all of my books. It’s been an overwhelming task to change everything (and I’m still finishing things up), but already it’s feeling like the right thing for me.

Here’s to being yourself. ;-)

 

 

 

What I’ve been reading

intangible1_1So…this list has been in the making for MONTHS. I’ve gone through spurts of reading, reading, reading…and nothing but reading. I do this when I’m not in the midst of writing a book. BUT, the funny thing is, when I’m writing a book, at some points I start to get desperate to read. I miss other people’s stories. So I immerse myself in someone else’s world for a little while as a little break from my own worlds.

I’ve been doing that lately—getting in my word count goals as quickly as I can in the mornings, so I can read as much as possible that night. The hard part is forcing myself to go to sleep when all I really want to do is keep reading. But I’m a MUCH better mom (and person, in general) when I’ve actually gotten some sleep. Even so, there is occasionally a book that I simply cannot put down and will read into the wee hours, trading my patience and sanity of the next day for finding out what happens. (Sorry, kids.)

In order starting from what I most recently read, these were those kind of books:

What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
I adored Fitzpatrick’s first book My Life Next Door, so I was so happy to see she had another book out. And it was just as good as her first. Fitzpatrick has a way of making you fall for The Boy as soon as he makes an appearance, and then you’re dying to see the two main characters figure out how to make it work as soon as humanly possible. (And you stay up waaaaay too late reading to do just that.)

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
This was a re-read because I knew Dessen had a new book coming out and I LOVE her writing so SO much…I couldn’t stand to wait, so I picked this one off my shelf while I waited for Saint Anything to be released. And had trouble putting it down to do other things even though I’d read it before. Sarah is GIFTED at quirky secondary characters and funny dialogue. She’s one of the few authors who have made me laugh out loud—it never happens, you guys. Not with books or comic strips. It takes a LOT to make me laugh, and Sarah does it. (The only book to have me laughing so much I was in tears, was the brilliant This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn by Aidan Chambers. It also had me sobbing at the end. Talk about an emotional roller coaster. One of my all-time favorite books.)

I Was Here Gayle Forman
I stumbled on this one by accident at the library, not knowing she had another book out. Brought it home and devoured it in one day, neglecting my husband and children because I simply could not put it down. She has such a way of telling a story.

Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon
I don’t know what it was that made me pick up this book, but oh my goodness, I loved it. It’s written in an unusual format and it’s at times uncomfortably honest in the portrayal of a marriage on the rocks, but it’s wildly romantic in a realistic, real-world way. I was in awe by the time I got to the end. I’d borrowed it from the library, and as soon as I finished, I went and ordered a used copy online.

(Side note: If you like buying used books like I do, my preferred vendor is BetterWorldBooks.com because they donate a book for every book you buy AND they donate to literacy funds among other fantastically literary-philanthropic things. Plus they send you funny emails when you order. I mean, how can I not support that?)

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
I’ve fallen head-over-heels in love with Kinsella’s books. They are romantic comedy at it’s absolute best. (I’m sure part of my love for her books stems from my deep, undying love of British humor.) If you haven’t picked up any of her books, go do it now. You won’t regret it. My favorites are Can You Keep a Secret, I’ve Got Your Number, and Remember Me.

 

What have you been reading lately?

 

 

Finishing what I started

intangible1_smSo, people have been asking lately if/when I’m going to write the next book in the Intangible series, and the answer is a resounding YES/SOON!

You guys, I am so excited to get back into that magical, mystical world, I cannot even tell you. I’ve been dreaming about Jonas, Luke, Sera, and Fey, letting ideas steep in my brain about what might happen to them next. There is so much more story to tell, but I’m hoping that one more book will wrap it all up nice and neat.

Um…it may be a long book.

Of course, once I get started plotting, planning, and scheming, it may turn out to be two more books. I won’t know until I actually take the plunge. Which I plan to do this summer as soon as my next two collaborative romances with Victoria Green are out.

So yes, my friends, another Intangible book is coming! I’m sorry it’s been such a long gap in between, but it was a much needed break, and now I’m refreshed and more than ready to finish what I started. ;-)

<3
j.

 

Five Things

1. We drove through a town by the actual name of Mudville this week. MUDVILLE. Like “Casey at the Bat” Mudville. Steve and I once tried to memorize that poem, but do you have any idea how many stanzas there are? Thirteen. I didn’t make it very far, lol. But Steve, I think, used to know it all. So when we were driving through Mudville (did I mention that the Welcome to Mudville sign is right next to a couple of baseball diamonds? HOW GREAT IS THAT?) I lamented that we’d never learned it, and Steve proceeded to recite the first few verses. Color me impressed.

2. We were driving through Mudville on our way to Middleville in Herkimer county, NY—the only place in the world where you can find Herkimer diamonds. They’re quartz crystals that are interesting because they form points on both ends, and you can go search through a pile of rocks to find them yourself. Which we did.

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The crystals form inside little pockets in the rocks. Isn’t that cool?

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We also found some other pretty crystal formations, too.

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It was a great way to spend a day. Geology class, homeschool style.

3. I’ve totally fallen in love with the new books I’m working on with my writing partner, Victoria Green. Oh my, you guys. I cannot wait to have these books out and in the world. Tors and I have been looking through stock photos this week, searching for our perfect cover photos, and we’ve found them! Cover releases will be coming in May, and we’re on track for a June release. Yay!

4. The Intangible series books are available again at all retailers—Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iTunes. Anywhere is going to be available in all places again, as well. I have big marketing plans for this summer and fall, so the more places my books are available, the better.

5. Lastly, my family of six has outgrown the house we’re in, and we need to find a place that has more rooms—not necessarily more square footage, but definitely laid out better and split into more rooms. We’re hoping to buy land and build, so I’ve also been spending a lot of time researching passive solar houses…which are just possibly the niftiest structures on earth. There is SO much I don’t know, so much to learn before I even know the right questions to ask someone…and I’m feeling overwhelmed.

In a good way. I think.

So much going on, and it’s ALL good. :-) Hope you all have a great weekend!

<3
j.

 

Starting Something New

If you follow my Jinsey Reese books and are on the mailing list, about a month ago I had to make a really hard decision…and subsequent announcement. Something I really didn’t want to do.

But, well, let me back up a little…

When Tors and I wrote the Untamed series, we had big plans to write series for each of the Wilde siblings—something that we were very excited about, especially the next series because we fell in love with Dash Wilde and his band when they made an appearance in Untamed 3. We couldn’t wait to tell Dash’s story and have more fun interactions with his bandmates.

We finished the Untamed series at the end of August, burned out (200,000 words written, polished, and published in five months) but elated it was DONE. Then we took a good long break. In November, we finally reconvened and started writing Dash’s series, Unbound.

And from the get-go it felt off.

We wrote through December but still something wasn’t working. In January we decided that maybe the first book we were writing needed to become the second book because there was SO MUCH history between the two main characters. Maybe we needed to write their history as the first book. We were sure that would solve the problems we were having. So we set to writing that.

And still things simply weren’t coming together right. We discussed and tweaked…discussed and tweaked. Fell in love with little details, but the overall still wasn’t gelling. But we kept at it because we’d promised our readers that this series was coming soon and we couldn’t disappoint them.

Then, in mid-February, during yet another discussion about how to make this story work, one of us finally said, “What if we took a break and wrote something else?” A scary thought because we’d made promises and we weren’t delivering on them. We were talking about disappointing our loyal readers—few though they may be, lol, they are nonetheless REALLY important to us. Plus we’d already put SO much work into it. So many hours wasted. We talked back and forth about it, took a few days to think it over, and finally decided that we needed to abandon this project, at least for the time being.

Neither of us is capable of putting out work that is less than our best, less than something we are 110% proud of. We didn’t want to let down our readers, but we also couldn’t force ourselves to keep working on something that just. Wasn’t. Working. No matter what we did with it.

Can I tell you how scared we were to make that announcement? But we sent out the email, announced it on our Facebook pages, and…ducked.

But we also had this new idea—a new series of standalone books about a group of 20-something friends, each book focusing on a different friend. Funny books. Sexy books. Smart books. Friends meets Sex and the City. Something we’d been talking about for a few months and were REALLY excited to get started on.

So we started, dove right into this new world, and I’m loving these characters so much, you guys. The stories are flowing, the words tumbling out onto the page with ease again. (Thank god.) And as I’m working on this first draft of one of the books, I’m dreaming about the Intangible series on the side, gearing up to start working on the next book (the final book, I think) this summer.

So many plans.

Failures and successes. Ups and downs, my friends. That’s life, right? I’m disappointed about Unbound, but I’m also so stinking excited about the new smexy rom-com series I can barely stand it. Funny AND sexy? Yes, please! You don’t usually get both in romantic comedy novels, and since I’m a big fan of both, I’m thrilled to be combining them. Can’t wait to share them with you!

Hope you’re having a great week!

<3
jen

 

 

Cover Makeover & Giveaway!

The entire Untamed Series (under my Jinsey Reese pen name) got a cover makeover! Check out the PRETTY.

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To celebrate the prettiness, Tors and I are holding a giveaway of Untamed: The Complete Series over on our Facebook pages. We’re each giving one copy away…and you can double your chances of winning by entering both! Visit my Jinsey page here and Tors’ page here to enter. (Giveaway ends at midnight on Friday.)

Hope you’re having a great week!

<3
j.

Jinsey Reese book sale

Hello, lovelies!

Just popping in to tell you that Victoria Green and I have just put into motion a rolling sale of the Untamed Series (published under my pen name Jinsey Reese). What does that mean?

Untamed_smallUntamed (Untamed #1) is free this week until Friday, January 16.

Starting this Thursday, January 15, Out of Control (Untamed #2) goes on sale for 99c for one week.

The following week Escaped Artist (Untamed #3) will be 99c. And then Wild at Heart (Untamed #4) and Rebel Roused (Untamed #5) will follow suit—a six week long rolling promotion.

These books are VERY different from my Intangible series. They are hot and steamy romances full of angst and drama. A collection of 5 novels, each one is a complete story unto itself, but also a piece of a larger story as well, kind of like your favorite TV drama series. And just like a series, each book leads right into the next.

Untamed is about rich, beautiful, and wild, Reagan McKinley who has everything she needs…but nothing that she wants. That is, until she meets sexy, unbridled Dare Wilde, an untamed artist with an attitude. Sparks fly, hearts break, clothes come off…it’s a wild ride.

So if you like hot romance, now is a perfect time to try out my most recent series. :-)

Hope you have a fantastic week!

<3
jen