Friday, May 29, 2009

KNIGHT MOVES is half-price today at Ravenous Romance!

My bestselling erotic time-travel romance KNIGHT MOVES is HALF PRICE TODAY ONLY at Ravenous Romance! Here's your chance to check out this book (as ebook or audiobook) at half off the cover price! Enjoy!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Interviewed Today at Book Talk

I'm interviewed today at the Book Talk Blog. Drop by and comment for your chance to win a free copy of MARKET FOR LOVE!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What's New in Jamaica Layne-Land

Hi all--

Just a few updates on the latest happenings in Jamaica Layne-Land:

First, I will have a short story included in the upcoming Black Lace anthology Best Women's Erotica Vol 1: Sexy Little Numbers. My short story "The Fantasy," which features an imaginary (or is it?) sexual relationship between a British college professor and his student, is featured alongside stories by bestselling authors Portia Da Costa, Rachel Kramer Bussell, and Janine Ashbless, among others. Sexy Little Numbers will be in bookstores this August. And check out that hot cover!
Meanwhile, my books have been getting rave reviews all over the place lately. Here's a sampling:

Crave More Romance's review of A CAPITOL AFFAIR: "Once again the fabulous Ms. Layne has written a novel that proves she is a five star author."
Crave More Romance's review of KNIGHT MOVES: "Layne’s setting is perfect, her use of magic unique, her plotline full of surprises. Oh, and did I mention KNIGHT MOVES is packed with sensuality? KNIGHT MOVES is everything I love about erotic romance! "
Jennifer's Random Romance Review's take on my anthologies EXPERIMENTAL and POWER PLAYS: "This entertaining and steamy anthology of erotica short stories has a little bit of everything. "
Coffee Time Romance's rave of VITAL SIGNS VOL 1: I'VE BEEN A NAUGHTY NURSE: "The love scenes in this book are flaming hot and occur everywhere. The passion between Joanna and Harlan is one of the hottest I have ever read. . . .Jamaica Layne keeps the reader enthralled"
There's even more than I can post here, but suffice to say that it is great to see my work getting such raves. And I think that can only mean one thing----more exciting news to come.
Last but not least, I'll be appearing at the upcoming Lori Foster Readers/Authors Get Together in Cincinnati, June 5-7. I'll be hanging around the conference and also doing the book signing. I'd love to connect with any readers who might be attending!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Welcome Guest Blogger Ava James!

Today we welcome to the blog Ava James, erotica author for publishers like Freya's Bower, eXcessica, Wild Child Publishing, and Ravenous Romance. I sat down with Ava for an interview recently and here's the exciting result! Take it away, Ava!

What got you started writing erotic romance?
I cannot say for certian when my romance writing took a turn for the hot side, but all of a sudden there I was with explicit sex scenes between my hero and heroine. Mainstream writers like Julie Garwood initially piqued my interest in romance, and once I started reading I couldn't stop. The writing started after I had read a particulary terrible book. I was complaining to a friend about it, and she said, "If you think you can do better, why don't you?" With the gauntlet thrown down, I pulled open a blank word document and started writing.

What makes your writing unique?
I think that my writing is unique in the mixture of humor and passion. I try to convery that emotional connection that most readers crave while showing that life is life, and sometimes you just have to deal with what comes--the good, the hot, and the ugly. Since I write in several genres, I like to blur the traditional roles to meet whatever interesting mix of elements I have in my stories.

Tell me a little bit about yourself.
I am a product of the 80's, live in the midwest, married my highschool sweetheart in a castle, and am the mother of three adopted furry children. Right now, I have a mother bird right outside my window nesting in my clematis flowers. Besides all of that I am a nanny and substitute teacher by day and an author by night. Let's see, what else can I say? There is always the shameless plug of my links: and

Do you write in other genres? If so, what?
As an author, I consider myself a genre whore. I cannot seem to stay faithful to one area, so I write whatever comes out. From Freya's Bower Publishing ( I have four releases--Royal Cargo is a futuristic Sci-Fi romance with a paranormal twist. The Eagle at Midnight has a modern girl falling for a Welsh god while she is on holiday. A Christmas Cat brings together a sheriff's deputy and a newcomer to town on Christmas Eve. One Touch, One Glance: A Sweet Romance Anthology contains my story entitled "Waking Up." From Wild Child Publishing ( I only have one release, A Crone's Query tells the tale of two men named Tristan (historical).

Here's a blurb for Royal Cargo:

ROYAL CARGO: Kidnapped on her wedding day, Princess Priya of Caethern has more to worry about than her unwanted groom. The fact that she is taken by a disgusting creature, stripped of her formal attire and caged doesn’t sit well either. When she is rescued by a rugged marauder, who is everything her world is not (and all that she wishes she could have), Priya is faced with more danger than any enemy could present.

Hector gets more than he bargains for when he steals one too many freighters from the enemy. The last thing he expected to find was a stolen princess. Traversing through the universe, fleeing multiple enemies, new dangers meet them at every turn. And in the end, the greatest peril may be letting go. Buy it here.

What's next for you?
Currently, I am working to complete a western novel set in 1899 Alaska, entitled Juniper Sky. In September, my historical novel For One Dark Knight is set to release with Siren/Bookstrand Publishing. I also have a story in an upcoming Ravenous Romance Anthology and a law enforcement erotic short with eXcessica. I am a busy girl, so if you would like to hear more, be sure to visit my blog and twitter! Thank you to for having me!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Coming Attractions. . .

Hey Folks---

Yes, I've fallen a bit behind on blogging. My busy home life is to blame, along with deadlines. But never fear----new posts are coming soon, beginning with a guest blogger tomorrow!

Tomorrow we'll welcome erotica author Ava James to the blog with an in-depth interview. Later this week you'll get a few posts from yours truly updating everyone out in Jamaica Layne land what's up with my latest reviews, releases, and conference/signing appearances!