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

 

Check out a short interview with 10914 Reviews, regarding my book, “When You Come to Me”

Hi All,

While I’m well underway, working on my new project and the final book in the When You Come to Me series, the folks over at 10914 Reviews, were gracious enough to interview me about my first book, When You Come to Me. Remember that one? I know it’s been awhile.

At any rate, check it out, share it, and share your thoughts.

When You Come to Me Interview

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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!

 

 

Have a specific question for me? Chat with me!

Already read them? Let me know what you think!

Tune into Ladies Unscripted TONIGHT at 11 as I discuss my latest book “Skin Like Dawn”!

Tune into Ladies Unscripted TONIGHT as I discuss my latest book “Skin Like Dawn”!

Tune in as a talk about Brandon and Natalie, my thoughts on interracial relationships, and what I have coming up next!

Haven’t read Skin Like Dawn? Catch up here!

 

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Got questions about the book? Talk with me!

Check out my new Facebook page for “Skin Like Dawn”! Coming August 15th! :)

Check out my new page for “Skin Like Dawn”! Coming August 15th! 🙂

 

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Promo for the sequel to my first novel “When You Come to Me” is finally underway.  In the midst of wrapping up the first draft, and editing till sunrise, I have to remember to tell you guys about my progress and what to expect!  It will be distributed to all of the major retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore.  And a couple more in between.  I sincerely want to thank all of my friends who have taken a part in helping me with the story and fact-checking and such.  Some of them know the story and its characters just as well as I do!  

I can’t wait to share the book with everyone!  I really hope you enjoy it! 

And as always, please share this book (and my others, of course) with your friends and family.  Word-of-mouth is a timeless and effective medium for marketing.  

If you haven’t read my first book, When You Come to Me, please check it out here: https://jadealysewrites.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/when-you-come-to-me-special-edition-is-here-read-it-for-free-now/

6 Years in the Making … “Skin Like Dawn”, the sequel to “When You Come to Me”

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Here’s the thing: I’ve been working on the project for years.  And each year that I didn’t put my heart and soul into it, I pissed my friends off even more.

Do you remember this novel called, When You Come to Me?  Read it yet?  If not, stop reading this post now because I feel some spoilers coming on…

The novel itself is marked by major events between the couple that fall on Brandon’s birthday (August 15th) each year.  In the final chapter, Brandon is celebrating his 28th birthday, a year after he and Natalie tied the knot.  They had a rocky first year of marriage, and are finally adjusting to their new life together once his birthday arrives.  They’ve both realized over some time what caused their emotional disparity and have each decided what needs to be fixed without telling the other: Brandon impulsively quits his job while Natalie drops out of medical school. And there’s another kicker: Natalie is pregnant. 

See where the cliffhanger lies?

I started writing the sequel at the age of 21, but I didn’t like it.  It seemed juvenile.  And who could blame me?  At that point, I’d never been in a serious relationship nor was I married with a baby on the way.  How could I know what it felt like to deal with such a thing?  The desolate, fragile nature of Brandon and Natalie’s relationship at the end of the first book deserved quite a bit of evocative language in the sequel, which is something that I had no clue of in my early twenties.

Now that I’m a little older and have experienced quite a bit of romantic pain in the past few months, I’m approaching this new sequel with a fresh mind.

So I present to you Skin Like Dawn in its early stages, based off of the poem “Passing Time” by Maya Angelou

Your skin like dawn
Mine like musk

One paints the beginning
of a certain end.

The other, the end of a
sure beginning.

The book highlights a much bigger chapter in Brandon and Natalie’s remarkable story, and those close to me who have read the outline of Skin cannot believe where the story is going to go.  I can’t either – but it’s a realistic depiction of two young people fighting for love.

I’m excited about this one; because my own maturation needed to happen before Brandon and Natalie’s did.