A list of lesbian romances by Jae

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It seems a lot of readers are discovering my books these days. I have received e-mails from several readers this week, asking for a complete list of my books so they won’t miss one.

By now, I have so many novels, novellas, and short stories out that it’s easy to lose track. The latest novel, Damage Control, a contemporary lesbian romance, has just been published not even a week ago.

So, for anyone who wants an overview of my works at a glance, you can either download it as a pdf file here or just click on “books” in the menu of my website.

The stories are listed in the order in which they should be read, but most often, you should be able to read them in any order you want, since each book can stand on its own.

Happy reading!

Jae

My new lesbian romance novel, Damage Control, is out!

cover_Damage-Control_500x800You would think that after publishing ten books (not counting the novellas and short story collections), having a new novel out would get old. Well, it doesn’t.

My tenth novel, Damage Control, has just been published, and I’ve been grinning like a fool ever since Astrid, my publisher, told me she had just uploaded it to the major bookstores.

For some reason, this book feels special. Not that my other books aren’t near and dear to my heart—they are. But this one is extra special. Maybe because at 140,000 words it’s one of my longer works after I wrote a couple of slightly shorter ones (well, shorter for me, not necessarily for the writing community in general).

Or maybe it feels like such a special book because it was so easy for me to like my main characters and to empathize with them. Even though the lives of Lauren and Grace, a celebrity publicist and a world-famous actress, are very different from my own, they are going through some struggles that anyone can relate to:

Trying to be good at their chosen profession while at the same time not losing themselves in the expectations of others, overcoming preconceived notions of yourself and others, getting up the courage to step outside of your comfort zone and going after what you really want.

It just occurred to me that this was exactly what I did when I gave up my day job to become a full-time writer and editor. So maybe I did write a little bit of my own experience into the book, without even realizing.

So, give Damage Control a try. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it!

For now, it’s available as an e-book from Amazon, Apple, and Kobo. It will soon also be available at all the other major online bookstores and as a paperback.

Have a nice Easter weekend, everyone.

Jae

Writing hours in March 2015

hailIt’s April’s Fools’ Day today, and our weather is playing tricks on unsuspecting people here in southwestern Germany. We had hail this morning, and five minutes later, the sun was shining. Typical April weather.

Thank God I’m more consistent than the weather when it comes to my writing :-)

My first nonfiction book and the first one I published under my own name, Goal Setting for Writers, has been published in March.

I wrapped up my newest romance novel, Damage Control, which will be published later this month! My beta readers had wonderful things to say about the novel, so I’m looking forward to hearing what my readers think. I also worked on a short story that goes with it, “Dresstease.”

And I just finished a short story that goes with my paranormal romance Good Enough to Eat. It’s unique title is “Coitus Interruptus Dentalis.”

I also did a lot of research in March, mostly about multiple sclerosis, since the main character in one of my upcoming novels suffers from it.

On the editing front, my colleagues at Ylva Publishing and I are busy putting together our erotica anthology, Don’t Be Shy, so a lot of time went into that.

Let’s take a look at the numbers for March:

 Fiction Writing EditingResearchNonfiction WritingMarketing & AdministrationTOTAL
2015 - TOTAL446 hours261 hours36 hours15 hours90 hours848 hours
January175 hours88 hours---5 hours29 hours297 hours
February155 hours53 hours4 hours9 hours36 hours257 hours
March116 hours120 hours32 hours1 hours25 hours294 hours

Please check back later this month for the publication of Damage Control or, better yet, subscribe to my blog so you won’t miss it!

Jae

Winners of “Goal Setting for Writers”

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to draw the winners of my newest giveaway for a copy of Goal Setting for Writers!

Thank you to everyone who participated and left a comment, either here or on my blog for writers

The random number generator just picked two winners:

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The fifth and sixth comment would be Darlene Williamson and Anne, but since Anne says she already owns a copy of Goal Setting for Writers, I skipped her, so the second winner is Kate Ennis. 

Congratulations to Darlene and Kate!

Everyone else, please check back or subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss the next giveaway–likely in April, when my new romance novel, Damage Control, will be published. 

Book giveaway: Win a copy of “Goal Setting for Writers”

cover_Goal-Setting-for-Writers_500x800Over the years, I have mentored a lot of new writers, helping them to finish their first book, and I have also given advice to writers who were further along in their writing careers and wanted to pursue other writing goals such as trying out a new genre, publishing a series, or giving up their day jobs to make a living as a writer. 

Most writers I know have some kind of goal or dream for their writing, but many aren’t quite sure how to achieve their goals.

So I finally sat down and wrote a book that will help writers achieve their writing dreams.

Goal Setting for Writers has been published under my real name, Sandra Gerth. It’s a book that will show you how to set and achieve your writing goals, finally write a book, and become a successful author. 

Today, I’m giving away two e-book copies of Goal Setting for Writers

All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is to leave a comment, either on this blog or on my blog for writers. I’ll draw the winners on Monday morning (8 a.m. EST). 

Make sure to check back to see if you have won or sign up for my newsletter so you won’t miss it. 

Best of luck!

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Wow. Fifty people leaving comments to say happy birthday and enter the giveaway! I didn’t expect that. Thank you all for participating. 

Before I leave for a family visit / late birthday party, I drew the winners of the giveaway. So, drum roll, please: 

The winner of the signed paperback copy is Angela. 

Anya and Jessica each won an e-book of Good Enough to Eat. 

I’ll e-mail the winners to ask for your address or your format of choice. 

Please check back next week or, even better, subscribe to my newsletter so you won’t miss the next giveaway. 

Have a nice weekend, everyone!

Jae

Anniversary book giveaway

Good Enough to Eat1Today is not only my birthday but also the fifth anniversary of my blog. Hard to believe that I’ve been blogging and sharing my journey as a writer for five years! 

To thank all my readers for reading my books and my blog posts, I decided to celebrate with a giveaway. 

I’m giving away two e-books and one signed paperback copy of my newest novel, Good Enough to Eat. The book will be signed by both me and my co-author, Alison Grey. 

All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is to leave a comment. I’ll draw the winners on Saturday morning, German time, which means that the deadline to enter the drawing is about midnight (EST) on Friday. 

Make sure sure to check back next week when I’ll give away a copy of my new nonfiction book for writers–or sign up for my newsletter so you won’t miss it. 

Good luck, everyone!

Jae

Goal Setting for Writers is available

cover_Goal-Setting-for-Writers_500x800Today marks the beginning of a new step in my writing career. My first work of nonfiction, published under my own name, Sandra Gerth, has just come out!

Goal Setting for Writers is the book I wish I’d had when I was first starting out as a writer and wasn’t quite sure how to write, revise, and publish a book. It’s not just about setting goals; it’s about how to turn your writing dreams into reality, no matter what they are. Goal Setting for Writers guides you through every step of the writing and publishing process and provides you with many helpful resources along the way.

So if you are a writer who wants to accomplish something—writing a book, being accepted by a traditional publisher, self-publishing a novel, winning a writing contest, or improving your writing skills—you might want to take a look at Goal Setting for Writers.

For now, it’s available as an e-book from Ylva Publishing. We’ll make it available as a paperback too, once part two of my writers’ guide series—Time Management for Writers—comes out in December. 

I hope you find it helpful!

Writing Hours in February 2015

flowers-of-apple-tree-1445312-mMarch has begun and with it, spring. Maybe not all over the world, but we had gorgeous sunshine here in southwestern Germany today.

February seemed to be over in the blink of an eye. I had two new books out within one week–the paranormal romance novel Good Enough to Eat, which I co-wrote with fellow Ylva author Alison Grey, and Auf schmalem Grat, the German version of my romantic suspense novel Conflict of Interest.

I was also busy working on my work-in-progress, Damage Control. I’m excited to say that I’m very close to finishing the novel–just two more chapters to go. I really love these characters, and I already decided that one of the minor characters, Jill, deserves her own novel. That will be one of my projects for 2016.

Let’s take a look at the numbers for February:

 Fiction Writing EditingResearchNonfiction WritingMarketing & AdministrationTOTAL
2015 - TOTAL330 hours141 hours4 hours14 hours65 hours554 hours
January175 hours88 hours---5 hours29 hours297 hours
February155 hours53 hours4 hours9 hours36 hours257 hours

Please check back on March 19 for a giveaway!

Jae

Writing hours in January 2015

February is halfway over, and I just realize that I haven’t posted the numbers for January yet. Well, better late than never, right?

January was incredibly busy, as anyone I still owe an e-mail can attest to. I got started on writing my new romance novel, Damage Control, on January 1. Now I’m almost 97,000 words into the story…and the two main characters haven’t even kissed yet! I think it’s safe to say that this is going to be one of my longer books.

I also wrote a new short story in January. “The Snow Liger” is part of my shape-shifter series and will be published in the anthology Love Spanks tomorrow, on Valentine’s Day.

Let’s take a look at the numbers for January:

 Fiction Writing EditingResearchNonfiction WritingMarketing & AdministrationTOTAL
2015 - TOTAL175 hours88 hours0 hours5 hours29 hours297 hours
January175 hours88 hours---5 hours29 hours297 hours

Have a nice weekend, everyone!

Jae

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