Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Soul searching answer...

After much deliberation, I've decided NOT to use a separate pen name when releasing "The Professor" next month. Please be aware that this novella (I'm planning on less than 20k words) is straight up erotica. While it will also be considered contemporary, it is DEFINITELY book porn.


When Sabrina Carson's daydream in class leads her to ask her Professor to tutor her after hours, she knew what she was really asking. She knew what she wanted, and with the help of her roommate, she even knew how to go for it. She only questioned whether he'd be receptive to her advances.

Professor Areleon didn't know why he'd already been drawn to Sabrina since her first day of class. When she asks for help, he decides it's time to explore her hold over him. After she is late for their appointment, he learns exactly what Sabrina is capable of, and hopes that his burning desire to possess her doesn't bring him and everything he's ever worked for down around him.

Add it to your TBR list on goodreads:

Read on for a excerpt and cover reveal:

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

News! And a question...

Last week was a very, very, very crazy week for me. I released Love, but Never to Smashwords and Amazon:



And on Thursday, I hosted my last promo day for The Weakness in Me. The day went viral and I gave away THOUSANDS of copies, where I normally give away a few hundred. The entire thing was completely surreal to me. I want to thank everyone that picked it up and has rated and reviewed it on Amazon and Goodreads.

I'm in the process of finishing up a few things: 1. Drama Free 2003- I'm finally in the home stretch of the first draft of this book. I'm really loving writing it. It's told in alternating first person perspective, which is totally new for me. 2. Getting further on Never #2, Lucian's book and 3. a novella that is begging me to spend more and more time with it, and ignoring my other two current works in progress.

My Question for the masses is... there is NO question that this novella will be erotica- straight up. And if you've read my books, you know that while I write a few sex scenes throughout the book, they are plot driven, rather than sexually driven. I am toying with the idea of releasing the Novella under a different pen name. Do you think releasing it under the Josie name will cause confusion or should I release is under another pseudonym? Email me, comment, let me know what you think! I'm also looking for people who want to read the first 2000 words!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Finally! A re-release date!

If all goes according to plan, I want to re-release Love, but Never on May 22nd. Feedback is starting to come in from readers and I'm making adjustments where the questions overlap. I'm excited to have this book available again, because it's so much more than it was previously.

Anyone who already purchased a copy of this novel, prior to April 26th, 2013, please send me a screen cap of your invoice (personal info hidden, of course) via email and I will be HAPPY to send you an updated copy, since it'll take Amazon 6 weeks to offer a draft update to customers.

This time around, the pain is deeper, the sex is hotter, and Marissa journey is who she is and what she wants is faster. And Aaron is SO much more. Yes, John is still John, but not everything can change, can it?

Other housekeeping information, I'm hoping to be done with the first draft of Drama Free 2003 by the end of the month, but by June 13th at the absolute LATEST and will be looking for betas! I'm also working on Lucian's book and a down and dirty professor/student erotic encounter. Keep up with the blog to get updates on those projects.

I'll leave you with a song from my writing soundtrack for Love, but Never. This song is EVERYTHING Marissa feels about herself through the majority of this book: Ugly, by the Smashing Pumpkins- the song is haunting, sad, and shows how much Marissa grows by the end of the book.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Taking a break from Lucas and Brady

Because of all the work I've done revising Love, but Never, I've been getting inspiration on the next book in the Never series and I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at his playlist:

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Love but Never rerelease update

I've gotten some feedback from my betas. I'm patiently awaiting news from the rest. I'm hoping to be able to put the finishing touches on the book and have it available again soon. 

Love, but Never...revision update

<i>I am now about half way through this revision, and finally made it past Aaron and Marissa's first love scene. Because I'm a super giving person, I wanted to share it with everyone who reads this blog first! If you haven't read Love, but Never, this scene takes place in the construction zone of a housing development. Marissa and Aaron are trying to find a house to spend some time together in because she can't invite him into her parents' house.<p>

Because goodreads doesn't format these blog entries correctly, this is better read on my off-site blog . Please be aware that this scene is explicit in nature and should only be read by those 18+ <p>

I hope you enjoy it, and as always, I love to receive any feedback you may have.<p>

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cover reveal!

With a brand new revision, comes a brand new cover. Here is the new cover for Love, but Never. 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Update: Love, but Never Revision

The revision is complete! And the book is now with my beta readers. It's not too late to become a beta for this book, just message me if you are interested or email me at Here is the NEW synopsis for Love but Never:

Marissa Masterson's life has never been easy. She has lived through things most girls her age will probably never experience if they lived to be 100. Her entire focus is becoming the daughter she thinks her parents will be proud of. When pains in her stomach turn out to be more than indigestion and her path to acceptance is blocked by health complications, she has to find another way to earn the respect she's wanted her whole life.

While she finds herself bewitched and mesmorized by local musician, Aaron Andrews, she tries to ignore their connection in favor of her best friend, John Kramer. Her father has hand-picked John to take care of his little girl, but Marissa's feeling for him struggle to grow beyond friendship. Will Marissa's desire to become the perfect daughter win over her heart? Or can she learn that only she can decide what and who is best for her future?