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The Tower is available on Amazon! WOOT!

CRIMSON COURT NEWS

Ready for more fast paced fantasy romance?

Ready for more fairy tale twists?

Ready for hot alphas, determined heroines, and…

…did I say romance?

Of course you’re ready!

Now, you can download THE TOWER, the prequel to ASHES, and discover the place where all the fun adventures began.

the tower: a fantasy tale of the crimson court by jessica aspen

A trapped princess, a crumbling kingdom, and a vicious evil queen out for blood…

The Tower: a twisted fairy tale of romance and magic

Rapunzel has been waiting her whole life for tonight. Not only when she will be acknowledged as princess and heir to the throne, but the man of her dreams, Slaine ni Brennan, will be there and she’s been longing for his touch. But it’s been all winter since she and Slaine shared their first kiss— will the fierce warrior still love her?

Instead of a night of romance and dreams, war comes to the kingdom.  Unable to sit and wait, Rapunzel takes off her fancy ball gown and puts on her armor. Before she can get to the battlefield the horrors of war come to her and her everything she’s ever known, comes crumbling down.

Dare to discover Jessica Aspen’s world of steamy, fantasy romance in her brand new twisted fairy tale series: Tales of the Crimson Court

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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

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

Click HERE to discover Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced world of paranormal romance

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DISCLOSURE: Some of the links on this site are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and purchase. Myself and my coffee fund thank you! 🙂

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Ashes is here!

LIMITED TIME ONLY!

DOWNLOAD ASHES ON BARNES & NOBLE, KOBO, AMAZON & iBOOKS for only 99cents!

Just for you, I’ve put ASHES, my brand new fantasy romance, up everywhere, so it’s available on Ibooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon

This way every single one of you get’s a chance to read the book in their preferred venue.

And because I love you, it’s only 99 cents!

BUT IT WON’T LAST!

Alas, I have a car payment now and that baby needs to be paid every month, so the price will be going up, up, up in just a few days!

AND…

I’ll be taking ASHES down from every distributor except for AMAZON.  So, if you want ASHES on iBOOKS, KOBO  or BARNES & NOBLE, buy it today before it’s gone.

Here’s the link: https://books2read.com/ashesromance

DO YOU READ ON KINDLE UNLIMITED?

If so, then you have the choice—Buy Ashes during release week ONLY for only 99 cents…
or wait, and I’ll put it up on Kindle Unlimited, just after release when I raise the price.

Thank you!

-Jessica

P.S. Hurry and buy the book during release week for the low, low, very limited price of 99 cents. After that, the price will be going up, up, up!!!

Click HERE to download for only 99cents!

 

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ASHES: a twisted Cinderella tale of romance and magic

Princess Ellasin has been living a life of drudgery in her own castle working for her step-mother, the Crimson Queen. When sexy, devil-may-care Finn Aduain breaks in and invites her to take a walk on the wild side, instead of danger—Ella sees opportunity.

Disgraced prince turned charming thief— Finn has his own secrets. But when he meets the charmingly innocent ash-girl, he’s intrigued. Seducing Ella into leaving the life she’s always known becomes his new mission.

Desperate for power, the queen has decreed a ball for Ella’s step-sisters to find husbands and Ella decides—this is the perfect night to escape. With the assistance of Finn, the castle ghost, and her own surprisingly strong magic, Ella finally discovers freedom. But freedom comes at a price. Ella learns that her step-mother drained Ella’s father of his life and his magic—and now intends to drain her too. Ella vows to take back her throne and put an end to her step-mother, once and for all.

Dare to discover Jessica Aspen’s world of steamy, fantasy romance in her brand new twisted fairy tale series: Tales of the Crimson Court

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Hurry and download your free Crimson Court Prequel, today.

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Snow on sale: Ltd Time ONLY!

💥Looking for a fun summer read? 💥

SNOW is on sale. Only 99 cents/pence—Limited 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.

Buy now only 99 cents on Amazon or read for free with Kindle Unlimited.

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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

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

Click HERE to discover Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced world of paranormal romance

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DISCLOSURE: Some of the links on this site are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and purchase. Myself and my coffee fund thank you! 🙂

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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

Author Bio:

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

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

Click HERE to discover Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced world of paranormal romance

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DISCLOSURE: Some of the links on this site are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and purchase. Myself and my coffee fund thank you! 🙂

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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

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

Click HERE to discover Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced world of paranormal romance

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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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Photo by Artem Sapegin on Unsplash

 

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

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

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

Click HERE to discover Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced world of paranormal romance

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DISCLOSURE: Some of the links on this site are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and purchase. Myself and my coffee fund thank you! 🙂

 

 

 

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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

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

Click HERE to discover Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced world of paranormal romance

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DISCLOSURE: Some of the links on this site are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and purchase. Myself and my coffee fund thank you! 🙂

 

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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
 Tales of the Black Court

Buy today at:

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Author Bio:

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

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

Click HERE to discover Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced world of paranormal romance

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DISCLOSURE: Some of the links on this site are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and purchase. Myself and my coffee fund thank you! 🙂

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Time is running out to vote for The Winter Queen’s Dragon

Hello!

I’m super excited because THE WINTER QUEEN’S DRAGON has been nominated for a Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Award. Squee!

But the contest ends soon!

So I need your help.

Just click HERE and head on over to the PRG website. THE WINTER QUEEN’S DRAGON is midway down the page in the   category. If you don’t see the entries there is a link to click way at the bottom of the page that will take you directly to the Google form. That happened to my husband but it was super easy for him to click and go. And then vote! Don’t forget to hit the submit button. 🙂

That’s it!

Voting ends tomorrow, February 18th, so head on over to PRG today.

And thank you!

Jessica

Need that link again? Here it is:

https://www.paranormalromanceguild.com/cast-votes-2017-prg-reviewers-choice-awards/

wnter-queens-dragon

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
 Tales of the Black Court

Buy today at:

buyAZ

kindleunlimited

 

Author Bio:

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

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

Click HERE to discover Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced world of paranormal romance

FB starter library no covers

DISCLOSURE: Some of the links on this site are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and purchase. Myself and my coffee fund thank you! 🙂

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