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Snow on sale: Ltd Time ONLY!

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Snow can’t wait to finally get out from under her stepmother’s control, but only a few weeks away from her birthday and freedom, her stepfather takes her out to the woods and tries to kill her. Now, Snow must figure out who to trust. Or end up dead.

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Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

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WOOT! It’s almost time for fairy tale romance!

Hi there!

Super excited to be unveiling the cover for ASHES, the first book in the TALES OF THE CRIMSON COURT. My cover artist spent a lot of time getting this one just right, including changing not only Finn’s eyes to this luscious blue, and adding subtle blue highlights to his hair, but making sure he has the ears of an elf! You wouldn’t believe how hard that is. 🙂

And I love the darling pumpkin coach, it looks just like the one in the book!

An enslaved princess, a charming thief, and a power-hungry step-mother out for revenge…

ASHES: a twisted Cinderella tale of romance and magic

I hope you love it as much as I do and look forward to hearing your opinion on the newly renamed Facebook group: Jessica Aspen Book Party!

Have a great day!
-Jessica

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Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

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Want 21 FREE Fantasy and Urban Fantasy books?

Monsters and Magic is here!

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Hi there!

Yes, it’s true! For a limited time only you can download the Magic and Monster’s Box set—21 fabulous stories of Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, and of course…Fantasy Romance, for FREE!

Did I say FREE? Yes, I did. 🙂

So, if dark fantasy is your thing, check out all these full-length books for…free! WOOT!

Just FYI: It’s a limited time offer and will only be on sale for a short time. 🙂

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But remember, it’s for a limited time only, so get your copy today. 🙂

Oh, and I almost forgot! It also contains the first book in the TALES OF THE BLACK COURT: The Dark Huntsman. WOOT!

Have a great day!
-Jessica

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Supernaturally suspenseful, this boxed set has all the myths, magic, and monsters you could ever ask for: demons, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, shape-shifters, faeries, and other creatures to keep you awake all night, burning through the pages alongside the midnight oil.

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Wolf Enforcer is on Sale!

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Serena Lowell’s move to Colorado isn’t going as planned. Her new boss hates her. She’s falling in love with the wrong twin. And a stalker is sending her roses.

When the sexiest woman alive walks up to Gabe Wulfric and demands to make love, he knows he’s met his mate. But will falling head-over-tail for Serena turn out to be the biggest mistake of his life?

Now both twins are suffering from mating fever and Serena has to make a choice. A choice that will give one brother the mate of his dreams…and set the other up for a chaotic fall into the wild. If, that is, Serena can survive the obsessive love of her secret stalker.

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Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

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What’s in the works?

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Hi there,

It’s been a busy year already. I’ve published one novella, SASSY WOLF, and I’m busy writing an entire new fantasy romance series. No, I’m not going to tell you yet what it is. But I will tell you that I have the prequel done and will be releasing it to my newsletter in June. 🙂

Yay!

And the rest of the series will launch in July.

I tried to write a few other things besides fantasy romance, but it just didn’t work for me. And those twisted fairy tales kept calling. I really enjoy figuring out new ways to include the classic fairy tale tropes in a brand new way. So, I gave up and dove back into the fabulous world of Underhill and the Tales of the Black Court.

But it’s all new fairy tales! Yes, that’s right. Okay, some of them I’ve done in other series, but they will be all new to the world of Underhill. And it’s been lots of fun. I’m excited about the series, and I know you will be too. And that’s truly the most important thing to me.

Can’t wait to start telling you more, so stay tuned. June is coming fast! And so are the new fantasy romances. WOOT!

-Jessica

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Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

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What’s tops in Fantasy Romance?

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Want to know what the bestselling fantasy romances are? Here’s your chance.

Once a month I’m going to feature a top fantasy romance book and author and this week I’m starting with the fabulous Emily R. King and her top-selling book, THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN.

As of March 7th, 2018 when I’m writing this blog, THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN is not only in the number one fantasy romance slot on Amazon, but it’s also earned the coveted “Best Seller” tag. And when we look at this book, we can see why. It has a gorgeous cover, very simple, but with a tiny spark it implies magic awaits us between the covers or inside of our Kindle.

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It also has an intriguing plot. Here’s the blurb:

In Emily R. King’s thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own.

As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood in the ancient Tarachand Empire, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple.

But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda’s life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.

Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death—and her growing affection for Deven—Kalinda has only one hope for escape, and it lies in an arcane, forbidden power buried within her.

But is THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN a fantasy romance?

Well, yes and no. I think I’d put THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN in the fantasy genre first, and then the romance genre second. While each book has a romance element, you have to read the series for the romance. That says to me that the romance is not the primary element, the fantasy story is. Compare that to my TALES OF THE BLACK COURT, where each book has a satisfying romance and then the fantasy is the component that links the series together.

And I think the cover says this. It doesn’t have people on the front and all the covers and titles in the series emphasize the heroine’s journey. Is there a romance? Sure, but I’m not sure any true romance fanatic would say that “stoic and kind” is a typical hero for a romance. Will it evolve into romance. I’ll give you a hint. From the blurb in the second book, I think so. But there is no mention of the stoic hero in book three’s blurb, so I think that speaks for itself.

Should you read it?

While I have yet to sample this one myself (too many books on the TBR pile!) I’d say the 4.5 star rating and 348 satisfied customer reviews would say: ABSOULUTELY!

Even though THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN technically leans more toward fantasy than romance, I’m definitely adding this to my teetering pile of books as we speak. I love the concept and the cover, and I totally respect that many positive reviews. So dive on into Emily R. King’s series and when you do, please come back and tell me all about it.

Have you read THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN? Did you love it? Leave a comment and let me know what you thought—fantasy romance? Or fantasy with romance?

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Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

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Re-Twisting Fairy Tale Romance

As you know, I love twisting fairy tales, and there are so many ways to do it.

I’m also a fan of reading and watching twisted fairy tales and watched all of Grim from it’s growth as a monster of the week show with a too-soft hero to it’s massively twisted ending that had nothing to do with fairy tales at all. And hubby and I also watched Once Upon a Time.

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We’re still watching Once Upon a Time, but they almost lost us this season.

They’ve twisted the twist so hard that even Jeff and I, hard-core fantasy, sci-fi, and adventure consumers, almost turned it off. I’m the type of person who can pickup a book mid-series and love it, but to have a series that you’ve watched from day one and that has grown through the years and have it do a total re-boot? That took balls, Disney!

I’ve twisted almost all of the traditional favorite fairy tales into my romances.

From sexy shifters to hot alpha elves, the twist is on! But one of the things that I’ve found is that there is a limit to which stories the general public is ready to read. If they’re familiar with the twist, i.e. Snow White, then it’s all good. But when you use a fairy tale that is less known, then readers drop off.

So, what’s a writer to do?

Start over!

Yes, I’ve done this too. I currently have two Snow White twists: The Dark Huntsman and Snow: A Sexy Shifter Fairytale Romance, and you know what? I could easily write a hundred versions of Snow White. Or any of the fairytales. Just like Once Upon a Time, there are so many ways you can write and re-write and twist those tales.

And that’s exactly what’s up next!

I’ve started over too! I’m writing in a brand new section of Underhill, and I’m twisting the classic fairy tales. While I’ve tried to choose fairy tales that I haven’t turned into fantasy romance, I might just have to re-do one or two. But the very cool thing is…

I’ve rediscovered my mojo!

Convoluted plots are my thing and I’m super happy to be back in the thick of the fairy tale world where there are secret babies, and princesses stuck in towers, and impossible quests before the romance can find it’s way to a happy ending. Oh, and there has to be a happy ending. Isn’t that why we stick with the twist?

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Just in case you’ve missed my twisted fairy tale romances, here’s the list!

TALES OF THE BLACK COURT

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THE DARK HUNTSMAN

PRINCE BY BLOOD AND BONE

BROKEN MIRROR

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR

BEFORE THE WINTER QUEEN

THE WINTER QUEEN’S DRAGON

QUEEN OF THORNS

SEXY SHIFTER FAIRYTALE ROMANCES

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RED

SNOW

GOLDI

SCARLETT

SILVER

CINDER

 

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Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

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Musings on being an author

So, I’m officially a romance author. I have written and published 9 full length fantasy and paranormal romance novels, 9 novellas and one short story. I also have an additional free short and free novella that you can only find in my newsletter, so really, that’s 20 books out the door since I very first published in 2012.

Wow!

And in that time I’ve learned a tremendous amount.  One of the things I’ve learned is that I like to write in large chunks of time. In other words, I do best when I have more than one hour to sit and write. In fact, my preferred amount of time is at least three hours broken up into forty-five minutes of writing and fifteen minutes of movement. Usually housecleaning. LOL 🙂

This year I learned something else: my readers enjoy reading the books that I enjoy writing. You see, I wrote a short romance novella this year and for me it was a good experience, but a quickie. I had a lot of constraints I don’t normally have. I had to write in someone else’s universe. I had a book length requirement. And, I had a super short time constraint.

I burned through this novella in record time and frankly, it shows. For the very first time I’m getting four-star reviews that say: Loved it. Cute story, but predictable.

PREDICTABLE!

Ouch!

I always want my readers to be honest, and it’s tough to complain about four star reviews, but these hurt. They hurt more than the one-star reviews because these reviews are from my go-to readers, readers who love my paranormal and fantasy romances, readers who can’t wait for the next one and the next one and the next one.

So, I’m changing it up. I‘m going back to the drawing board.

While I enjoyed writing this book, it really wasn’t my thing. What is my thing? Longer fantasy romances with convoluted exciting plots and deep dark characters. I love writing them and my readers love reading them. 🙂

And I’m taking my time.

I’ve become a super fast writer, but that also means I need to go back and take my time over my edits. I’m going to give myself that time. Even if it means I don’t have a new romance come out until June. Yeah, you read it right. June.

So, what is the new series?

I’m going back to my roots: fantasy romance with a fairy tale twist.

My most popular books, the ones everyone loves to read and I love to write are the Tales of the Black Court so I’m diving back into Underhill and all the dark twisty fairy tales and dark twisty characters. And guess what? It’s going great! I’m loving these stories. I have the prequel rough draft already finished and I’m bursting with ideas for the next five books. I’m writing faster than ever and, better than that, I’m enjoying it.

And do you know what that means?

If I’m loving these stories, you will too!

So get ready for more twisted fairy tales with dark heroes and strong heroines. Get ready for bloodthirsty evil queens and magic and brand new fairy godmothers with a twist. And of course, romance. Did I mention romance? Fabulous fantasy romance with fast paced fairy tale happily ever afters because, after all, that’s what you and I both love…to read, and to write.

-Jessica

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Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

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WOOT! The Winter Queen’s Dragon WON!

Hello!

I’m super excited because THE WINTER QUEEN’S DRAGON won it’s category in the Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Award. Squee!

Thanks so much for your help and getting out the vote!

And it get’s even better!

The TALES OF THE BLACK COURT won for best series in ROMANCE/PARANORMAL/FANTASY/WITCHES & WIZARDS/EROTICA !

Are there enough exclamation points for this!!! (Just sayin’ 🙂

 

Thank you!

Jessica

Want to check out all the winners and runner’s up? Here’s the link:

https://www.paranormalromanceguild.com/2017-paranormal-romance-guild-reviewers-choice-award-results/

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What’s a heroine to do when her dragon captor is not only her enemy’s best defense…
but is also the man of her dreams?

Deep in the north of the fae world of Underhill, Siobhan has been frozen for a hundred years. On gaining her freedom from the ice the only thing on her mind is vengeance. Instead, she becomes the prisoner of the Winter Queen’s Dragon: Atavantador. But nothing is as it seems. To become powerful enough to get her revenge, Siobhan must make an unlikely ally—the dragon’s sexy manservant, Doyle.

Doyle is hiding more than one secret—and all of them are worth his life. To keep the queen on his side he must play the game of dragon so well that no one guesses his true secret: beneath the Winter Palace lies one of the keys to all dragon kind’s survival.

And time is running out.

Can Siobhan trust a man who is secretly her dragon captor and sworn to protect the Winter Palace? Or will she find out that ending a queen’s reign means sacrificing true love in her quest for revenge.

Dare to enter Jessica Aspen’s world of fast-paced fantasy romance
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Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

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