Hang in there…it’s coming!

Hi Friends!

I hope you all had a safe and wonderful holiday season. I can’t believe that it’s over. Between you and me, I’m kind of sad about it. But let’s move on to why I’m really posting this.

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I know that I’ve said numerous times that my book, The Great Trees Fall is on its way. I’ve received a number of emails from readers, wanting to know when the book will be released. Trust me when I say that I want to know the end of Brandon and Natalie’s tale as much as you!

I present this photo to let you know that I’m compiling, typing, designing, typing some more, compiling some more, and designing some more [feverishly].

The hardest part of composing this whole trilogy has been ensuring that everything is cohesive. For those who have been following me from the start, they’ve seen my writing (and storytelling ability) evolve and mature over time.

I feel like I’m starting to ramble, so just let me finish this post by saying again: THANK YOU for sticking with me.

I feel like we’re reaching the end of the road.

Hopefully my next post will reveal the true and final release date.

Happy New Year to all!

Sincerely yours,

Jade Alyse

 

It’s not an illusion: March 9, 2015 is the new release date for “The Great Trees Fall”! Here’s why…

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March 9, 2015

 

As most of you know already, my latest project The Great Trees Fall did not come out on September 10th.  If you don’t know why, here’s my reasoning.

With that being said, however, many of you have been waiting ever-so-patiently for a new release date. I’ve promised you so many times. I’ve even posted a couple of snippets to tease you.

While the date you see above seems ridiculously far out, and inconceivable, it suits me just fine. This book is being dedicated to the 4 most important women in my life: my mama, my maternal grandmother (you remember Natalie’s grandma Marie Chandler…welp!), my baby sister, and my late aunt (who actually passed away on March 9, 2013).  This final book in the When You Come to Me series is more than concluding Brandon and Natalie’s tale.  It’s about the bounty of tough choices women have to make throughout their lives: whether it be our careers, our men, and something as difficult as when we should opt to use our hearts over our good sense.  It’s about self-discovery and finding peace after difficult chapters in our lives, and where we should seek comfort, and how we solidify our strength.

The date not only commemorates my late aunt, but her literary influence on my life, as well as the other women who give me strength and life daily.

Have no fear, readers. This date is staying, no matter what my life brings!

I thank each of you for sticking with me, and sharing your own stories with me.

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READ: A Sample Chapter from My Upcoming Book, “The Great Trees Fall”

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Hello Again, Readers!
I’m in a good place right now.  My direction for this latest project has been re-invigorated, and I’m writing like crazy.  For all your patience and kind words, I not only thank you, but I’ll share a chapter with you.  Take a gander below.
I’ll also (hopefully) be releasing a new date for the book very soon.  And by soon, I mean in the next few days or so.
Thanks for sticking with me through this whole process.  You have no idea what it means.
If you like what you’ve read from me so far, please do me a solid and share with your friends.
It would mean the world to me!

READ: Howl at the Moon Chapter

Want to Talk About My Books? Check Out the Newly Added Forum on Facebook!

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I hope you all, wherever you are, are staying warm and having a great day! I have some semi-exciting news to share .

I received a suggestion a few weeks ago from a pretty awesome reader, asking me to start a forum where my books (particularly When You Come to Me & Skin Like Dawn) can be discussed with me and with other readers. I thought it was a great idea, and decided to give it a try.

So…here it is! Please take a moment, if you’ve read any of my books, and see what other readers are talking about. If you haven’t read them or haven’t finished (yet), it’s a great place to see what other readers are thinking!

As always, thank you so much for your support! Please continue to spread the word to other unknowing book-lovers and leave as many (positive) ratings and reviews as you can.

Check out the forum here!

 

 

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The Year Indies Finally Got On Top by Terri Giuliano Long

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When I published In Leah’s Wake in 2010, self-publishing was, for all intents and purposes, in its infancy. Yes, authors had been self-publishing for years, but it was only when e-readers finally entered the mainstream that self-publishing exploded. Suddenly, platforms like Amazon’s Kindle Direct, Smashwords, and B&N’s PubIt made publishing an e-book inexpensive and easy. Still, there were hurdles: proper formatting and conversion posed challenges and there were few services to help indie authors.

Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terri-giuliano-long/the-year-indies-finally-g_b_2371786.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

Source: Huffington Post

Can’t Believe It’s Been ONE YEAR Since Kiawah Was Released! Have You Read It Yet?

Can't Believe It's Been ONE YEAR Since Kiawah Was Released! Have You Read It Yet?

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Simply put, I love this story. I started it not too long after I graduated from college in 2008. I was lost, I was in love, and I was fighting for independence. So, marks Loren Soto’s origins. At face value, she’s a scorned bitch who’s having difficulty getting over the fact that her first love is in love with her childhood friend. Hell, at the very beginning of the novel she’s watching them get married. Yes, it’s a love story: but it’s one with some bite to it. While Loren and Nicholas’ decade-long love affair comes to an end, she must decide if she can start anew with a fresh-face musician who’s just returned to town from an inexplicable hiatus.

Without say too much, I encourage you all to read it at your leisure and absorb it.

Loren is a smart, witty girl and gravely misunderstood. Her sexuality, her cursing and her drinking make for an interesting heroine.

Interested?  Read some sample chapters below 🙂

Kiawah Excerpt | Twenty-Nine

Skin Like Dawn is well on its way to completion – and I couldn’t be happier!

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I hope everyone is enjoying their November so far!

It’s officially National Novel Writing Month, and I’m working hard.

I started writing this in June after meticulously creating an outline, which I have since deviated from.  Since then, I have written more than 100 pages of frantic, soul-biting prose, that will turn Brandon and Natalie into monsters.

Well, it’s not as dramatic as that, but you get the picture.

Brandon and Natalie will both turn into the types of people they used to judge once upon a time.  And at this point in the writing process, I’m not really sure if I want them to go back.

I’ve also introduced a couple of new characters: one opinionated lesbian, and a spoiled rotten heir with a genius IQ.  One of which will affect Natalie and her sense of self-control for the rest of her life.

A lot of this couldn’t have happened without the help of my closest friends who’ve listened to every single one of my ideas, and we’ve been brainstorming like crazy.  This entire venture wouldn’t be possible without them.

While Skin Like Dawn highlights the endurance of Brandon and Natalie’s love now that they are married, I will essentially present it as a tragedy of sorts.  With that type of love ushers a particular kind of exposure and pain. And although this is a sequel, it is intended to stand on its own.

This has been a 5-year endeavor, I am elated that it is finally taking shape.

In the event that you need to catch up before this book comes out, you can read its predecessor When You Come to Me for free!

Interested in learning more about National Novel Writing Month? Go Here!