My new paranormal romance Good Enough to Eat is available!

Good Enough to Eat1You know the old adage advising people to “never say never”?

I should really take it to heart. When my historical romance Backwards to Oregon was first published and readers kept asking me for a sequel, I always insisted that I’d never write one. Now there’s not only a novel-length sequel, but also several short stories that continue to give us glimpes into the Hamiltons’ lives.

I also always said that I’d never write a book with another writer. I admired writers who could co-author a book, but I never thought it was for me.

Well, you can probably guess what happened… I co-authored a book with another writer. So I hereby proudly present my very first co-written novel, Good Enough to Eat, which has just become available as an e-book.

Good Enough to Eat is a paranormal romance about Robin, a vampirelike creature, who sets a New Year’s resolution not to drink blood fresh from its human source anymore. Others of her kind think she’s crazy, so she’s looking for support in a human AA meeting, where she meets Alana–who turns out to be the ultimate temptation. Alana is also keeping her own secrets… which I don’t want to give away here. You’ll have to read the novel to find out :-)

Here’s how the co-authoring worked in this book: My co-author, Alison Grey, who also publishes with Ylva, and I sat down together and decided on some parameters, e.g., what kind of traits we wanted our vampires to have, as well as the major turning points of the plot. Then I wrote the scenes from Robin’s point of view, while Alison handled the scenes that were written in Alana’s POV.

In the beginning, I admit that I was a bit skeptical that co-authoring a book would work for me. I’m a tiny bit territorial about my writing and my characters, so I wasn’t too sure about letting another writer play in my fictional sandbox. But, as it turned out, I needn’t have worried. No blood was shed in the making of this novel. Well, there is some bloodshed *in* the novel, but that’s different.

It was fun getting a new scene that Alison had just written. I was often amazed at an unexpected twist she’d given the scene, which then sparked interesting ideas for my own scenes. I think it turned out a different, more interesting book than if I’d written it by myself. So once Alison and I find some time in between our own projects, we’ll definitely write a sequel.

See? I learned to never say never!

For now, Good Enough to Eat is available as a DRM-free e-book via Amazon, but it’ll soon also be available at many other online bookstores in different formats and also as a paperback.

Happy reading!

Jae

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2 thoughts on “My new paranormal romance Good Enough to Eat is available!”

  1. I’m really looking forward to reading this one, Jae. It sounds like a fascinating way to approach co-authoring and I’m intrigued as to how this will come over to the reader.

    • I hope you enjoyed it, CJ. Let me know what you think once you read it. I’m curious if you noticed any differences in style between the scenes Alison wrote and the ones I wrote.

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