Jaime Reese http://jaimereese.com Author Fri, 25 May 2018 23:36:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 44347411 Shades is LIVE http://jaimereese.com/2018/05/shades-is-live/ http://jaimereese.com/2018/05/shades-is-live/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 22:30:12 +0000 http://jaimereese.com/?p=2913 Are you ready to meet Killian? ∞ ♥ ∞ Shades Life made him dangerous. Love made him lethal. ✔️ A hitman with a code ✔️ May/December romance ✔️ a few surprises ✔️ a little violence ✔️ a lotta love Want to read the first chapter? You can read it here: http://jaimereese.com/shades/ also available in Kindle […]

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Are you ready to meet Killian?

♥

Shades

Life made him dangerous. Love made him lethal.

✔ A hitman with a code
✔ May/December romance
✔ a few surprises
✔ a little violence
✔ a lotta love

Want to read the first chapter? You can read it here:
http://jaimereese.com/shades/


also available in Kindle Unlimited

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D6VWB6R

**Please note – there is a technical issue at the UK, IT, and NL stores.
Amazon is aware there is an issue and is working on making the eBook edition of Shades available at these sites.
THANK YOU for your patience.

** Available in both eBook and Paperback formats.

♥

Thank you!

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New Book Coming Soon + a Series Announcement http://jaimereese.com/2018/04/new-book-coming-soon-a-series-announcement/ Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:57:18 +0000 http://jaimereese.com/?p=2714 ►Coming in May◄ SHADES Life made him dangerous. Love made him lethal. More information regarding cover & blurb reveal coming soon.   ★✩★ NOW IN KINDLE UNLIMITED ★✩★ If you’ve been waiting to start the series, (for a limited time) you can now read The Men of Halfway House with your Kindle Unlimited subscription. KINDLE UNLIMITED/Amazon […]

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►Coming in May◄

SHADES

Life made him dangerous. Love made him lethal.

More information regarding cover & blurb reveal coming soon.

 


★✩★ NOW IN KINDLE UNLIMITED ★✩★

If you’ve been waiting to start the series, (for a limited time) you can now read The Men of Halfway House with your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

KINDLE UNLIMITED/Amazon Series link:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071956GS4/


I hope you enjoy your time with the guys. 

While each book can be read as a stand-alone, if you prefer reading order…
1. A Better Man (Julian & Matt)
2. A Hunted Man (Cam & Hunter)
3. A Restored Man (Cole & Ty)
4. A Mended Man (Aidan & Jessie)
5. A Worthy Man (Vann & Drayton)
6. COMING in 2018

 

Thank you!

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Happy New Year! http://jaimereese.com/2018/01/happy-new-year/ http://jaimereese.com/2018/01/happy-new-year/#comments Mon, 01 Jan 2018 20:24:32 +0000 http://jaimereese.com/?p=2581 Happy New Year! At the start of each new year, I can’t help but think back on the last twelve months. Some things were amazing and others were heartbreaking. I had the pleasure of meeting some amazing people and also lost a few along the way. Highs and lows. But isn’t that the case with […]

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Happy New Year!

At the start of each new year, I can’t help but think back on the last twelve months. Some things were amazing and others were heartbreaking. I had the pleasure of meeting some amazing people and also lost a few along the way. Highs and lows. But isn’t that the case with each year? And life?

One big thing for me this year was that I stepped away a little from social media. Part of that was a direct result of Hurricane Irma which caused a bit of chaos in my life. But the other part of that was a conscious decision. I love connecting online, but I wanted to try focusing some of that time on writing. And I did. 🙂

 

Coming in 2018…

I tend to be a tiny bit superstitious and don’t like to mention a project until I’m about ¾ into it and can see the finish line. I don’t even like revealing character names just in case they get shy and decide to stop whispering their story in my ear. But if all goes as planned, I will have two new releases available in 2018. I’ve got a full twelve months to make it happen. LOL  One will be the next story in The Men of Halfway House series. The other will be a stand-alone novel. I don’t have release dates for either, so I ask for your patience.

 

I want to say Thank You!

Thank you for reading/buying my books, leaving reviews, and for your ongoing support and words of encouragement. You can’t imagine how much I appreciate each of you. I truly cannot do this alone and I’m incredibly grateful for the endless support.

 

⭐ Happy New Year! ⭐

 

❤ J/R

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A Worthy Man – now available at BN http://jaimereese.com/2017/08/a-worthy-man-now-available-at-bn/ http://jaimereese.com/2017/08/a-worthy-man-now-available-at-bn/#comments Sat, 26 Aug 2017 14:14:37 +0000 http://jaimereese.com/?p=2568 Nook readers...
Are you ready to meet Vann & Dray?
∞ ♥ ∞
A Worthy Man is now available to Nook readers who have patiently waited for it to appear on BN.
Available in eBook and Paperback format.

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Nook readers…

Are you ready to meet Vann & Dray?

♥

A Worthy Man is now available to Nook readers who have patiently waited for it to appear on BN.
A Worthy Man: Barnes & Noble link

A Worthy Man

A story of two men and the boundless love that forever changed them.

The Men of Halfway House #5
(Although part of a series, this is a full-length stand-alone novel.)
Word Count: 124,300

Just in case you’ve missed any of The Men of Halfway House books, the entire series is currently available at BN.

A Better Man
A Hunted Man
A Restored Man
A Mended Man
A Worthy Man

(Amazon purchase links are available here: http://jaimereese.com/men-of-hh-series/)

Available in eBook and Paperback format

♥

Thank you!

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It takes a village http://jaimereese.com/2017/05/it-takes-a-village/ Wed, 10 May 2017 21:48:23 +0000 http://jaimereese.com/?p=2545 I had a reviewer comment on the editing and polishing of my books and how they are “painstakingly created” with obvious “care and love” with each detail. That comment made me smile. Thank you. <3 I’m not perfect. No one and no manuscript is perfect. We are humans. And humans make mistakes and the brain […]

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I had a reviewer comment on the editing and polishing of my books and how they are “painstakingly created” with obvious “care and love” with each detail.

That comment made me smile. Thank you. <3 I’m not perfect. No one and no manuscript is perfect. We are humans. And humans make mistakes and the brain “fills in” details we can easily overlook. BUT, I’m very particular about delivering the most polished book I possibly can to avoid those pesky errors from pulling readers out of a story. Especially since I self-publish.

There are many people involved in the process of releasing a book, and it varies for each person and whether the author releases a title via a publisher. Self-publishing a book is expensive and time consuming. I can’t comment on anyone else or their process, but I wanted to thank those involved with my most recent release. Especially after the reviewer comment.

Yes, I write the story. Yes, I design the art. But I’m blessed to have an awesome team of people who are fabulous to work with. The process is extensive and often intensive. I take a while to write a book, but I also take quite a bit of time to polish the details before release. I can take anywhere between 2-4 months after finishing a story before it’s released. It could be because of my word count, it could be because I’m obsessive about errors, or it could be because I’m an insane Little Red Riding Hood perfectionist who needs the scene to be “just right.” Regardless, I’m very happy with my team of professionals and I’m incredibly thankful for their talents.

 

Starting with the cover…

I had the pleasure of cyber-meeting Eric McKinney of 6:12 Photography some time ago. He’s a talented photographer and a wonderful professional. He’s the photographer responsible for taking the photograph of the model on the cover of A Worthy Man. The moment I saw the image, I knew he was my “Vann.” (Thank you!) This is the first time I’ve worked with him to license a cover image and I’ve already licensed another photo for a future MoHH story. (and no, I’m not revealing the MCs for that book yet LOL)

 

The guts of the story…

I’m blessed to work with Jae Ashley. She is my editor and has the patience of a saint. I had the pleasure of meeting her years ago, and truly, I don’t think I could publish my books without her. She’s incredibly professional, thorough (my goodness she’s thorough!), and did I mention patient? 🙂 She runs through multiple cycles of edits with me for both the story and blurb until I’m happy (and if you know how much of a perfectionist I am, you know that’s not an easy feat). She is always available, pleasant, and knows how to tell me to fix something without telling me it sucks donkey balls. Thank you. <3 You are an amazing editor, professional, and friend.

After running through a ridiculous number of editing cycles with Jae, I run through a proofing (semi-editing) cycle with Kathy Kozakewich. And just when we think everything is clean and polished, Kathy finds more things that need to be addressed. And Jae and I go through the process of reviewing each comment.

After we’ve gone through everything and have a polished manuscript, I do a final read through. I will print it, read it out loud, and read it in a different location (phone or tablet instead of computer, etc.) I will find errors, streamline text, and eliminate redundancies. And again, Jae and her campaign for The Patient Saint of Editing proves to be valuable as she goes over everything I found.

After all that, I then send it to Judy Zweifel, my proofer at Judy’s Proofing. I don’t know how she does it, but she turns around a manuscript in record time (48 hrs or less) and still manages to find things. A missing word here and there. A random wrong word in a common phrase – TWICE (guess it wasn’t so random after all LOL).

After I have a fully edited and proofed manuscript, my obsessive inner-detail-oriented beast insists on doing another re-read. And still, I find a few things, here and there. And again, I send it back to Jae for one final look to ensure I didn’t “break” something with a change.

Yes, I’m obsessive about details. And yes, I’m sure I drive Jae bonkers during the process. But I know that what the book readers receive when they spend their hard-earned money is the most polished story I can possibly deliver.

And I also know there’s no way I can do this alone.

Thank you. <3

 


Links:

Jae Ashely, Editor
http://jaeashley.com/

Kathy Kozakewich
https://www.facebook.com/Kalyko

Judy’s Proofing
http://www.judysproofreading.com

Eric McKinney
https://www.facebook.com/ewmckinney
6:12 Photography
http://www.612photog.com/
https://www.facebook.com/PhotographyByEricMcKinney/


 

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A Worthy Man – NOW Available http://jaimereese.com/2017/05/a-worthy-man-now-available/ http://jaimereese.com/2017/05/a-worthy-man-now-available/#comments Tue, 02 May 2017 04:21:00 +0000 http://jaimereese.com/?p=2524 Are you ready to meet Vann & Dray? ∞ ♥ ∞ A Worthy Man A story of two men and the boundless love that forever changed them. The Men of Halfway House #5 (Although part of a series, this is a full-length stand-alone novel.) Word Count: 124,300 For the latest info on A Worthy Man, please visit the […]

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Are you ready to meet Vann & Dray?

♥

A Worthy Man

A story of two men and the boundless love that forever changed them.

The Men of Halfway House #5
(Although part of a series, this is a full-length stand-alone novel.)
Word Count: 124,300

For the latest info on A Worthy Man, please visit the book page here:
http://jaimereese.com/a-worthy-man/

Purchase Link:
Amazon*
(also available via Kindle Unlimited)

*eBook and Paperback format

♥

Thank you!

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A Worthy Man – Cover/Blurb Reveal http://jaimereese.com/2017/04/a-worthy-man-coverblurb-reveal/ http://jaimereese.com/2017/04/a-worthy-man-coverblurb-reveal/#comments Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:26:48 +0000 http://jaimereese.com/?p=2427 Yesterday, USA Today/Happily Ever After revealed the cover and blurb for A Worthy Man, the fifth book in The Men of Halfway House series.
Just in case you missed it...

A Worthy Man (The Men of Halfway House #5)
RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2017
Word Count: 142,300
M/M Contemporary Romance
**Although part of a series, this is a full-length stand-alone novel.**

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Yesterday, USA Today/Happily Ever After revealed the cover and blurb for A Worthy Man. Thank you! To USAT/HEA and to all the readers who shared their post. ❤  I’m grateful for the help and support in letting everyone know Drayton & Vann’s story is on its way.

Just in case you missed it, here’s the information.

Book info…

A Worthy Man (The Men of Halfway House #5)
**Although part of a series, this is a full-length stand-alone novel.**
Word Count: 142,300
M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  May 2, 2017

Without further delay, here’s the blurb:

A story of two men and the boundless love that forever changed them.

♥

Vannguard Shaw has spent the last ten years serving a life sentence and adjusting to the ache of solitude. He accepts his fate, a sacrifice for the only man he ever loved and the one person who saw beyond his rough edges.

Drayton grew up with a trust fund and pre-planned future, but an unexpected encounter one night forces him to abandon everything and start from scratch. He is now a self-made man and developer of one of the most sought after electric exotic automobiles in the world with a fortune greater than that of his birthright. Yet, he’d surrender it all—again—for the only man who’s still ever-present in his heart.

After a decade and entirely too much distance between them, Vann is suddenly released back into a world that has been nothing but cruel. Drayton never lost hope they would once again reunite and pick up where they left off, but Vann’s stubborn nature and repeated encounters with a heartbreaking world prove to be a challenge.

Vann needs to tap into his fighting spirit’s reservoir of strength and hope life doesn’t punish him for taking a chance. Only then will he realize his own value and feel worthy enough to finally have Drayton’s heart. And their chance at forever.

♥

Now…I’d like to introduce you to Vann. 😍

Photographer: Eric McKinney of 6:12 Photography

♥

For the latest info on A Worthy Man, please visit the book page here:
http://jaimereese.com/a-worthy-man/

Scheduled Book Tours:

A Worthy Man:
Release Blitz: May 2-4, 2017
Blog Tour: May 8-12, 2017

The Men of Halfway House series (books 1-4) promo tour.
April 26-28, 2017

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A Worthy Man – Coming May 2017 http://jaimereese.com/2017/03/a-worthy-man-coming-may-2017/ http://jaimereese.com/2017/03/a-worthy-man-coming-may-2017/#comments Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:54:25 +0000 http://jaimereese.com/?p=2352 ★ ★ ★ COMING MAY 2017 ★ ★ ★ A WORTHY MAN (The Men of Halfway House #5) Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Word count: Approx. 122K This is Drayton & Vann’s story. A story of two men and the boundless love that forever changed them. This is book 5 in The Men of Halfway House […]

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★ ★ ★ COMING MAY 2017 ★ ★ ★

A WORTHY MAN

(The Men of Halfway House #5)

Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Word count: Approx. 122K
This is Drayton & Vann’s story.

A story of two men and the boundless love that forever changed them.

This is book 5 in The Men of Halfway House series but can be read as a stand-alone.

Cover and blurb coming soon.

 

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The Men of Halfway House Book 5 – Coming Spring 2017 http://jaimereese.com/2017/02/book5-coming-spring2017/ http://jaimereese.com/2017/02/book5-coming-spring2017/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:31:52 +0000 http://jaimereese.com/?p=2258 The Men of Halfway House Book 5 - Coming Spring 2017
And I can honestly say, this book is a completely different read than the prior book in series. The tone of this story is definitely lighter. At least I think so. Yes, there's angst, but that's mainly in the beginning.
I'll post more information once I'm a little deeper into the editing process.

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The Men of Halfway House series update

I’m happy to announce…

 

Drayton & Vann’s story is now in the hands of my editor.

As of right now, the book is 120K. And I can honestly say, this book is a completely different read than the prior book in series. The tone of this story is definitely lighter. At least I think so. Yes, there’s angst, but that’s mainly in the beginning.

I’ve been asked about character reappearances. The answer is Yes. All the couples from the prior stories appear in this one. Some appearances are brief, but they all appear in, at least, one scene.

I’ll post more information once I’m a little deeper into the editing process.

 ❤

J/R

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A Mended Man – now at BN http://jaimereese.com/2016/10/a-mended-man-now-at-bn/ Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:43:40 +0000 http://jaimereese.com/?p=2229 A Mended Man is officially out of the KU program. So I can now offer Aidan’s story to Nook readers who have patiently waited for it to re-appear on BN. A Mended Man: Barnes & Noble link Just in case you’ve missed any of The Men of Halfway House books, the entire series is available at BN. A Better Man […]

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A Mended Man is officially out of the KU program. So I can now offer Aidan’s story to Nook readers who have patiently waited for it to re-appear on BN.
A Mended Man: Barnes & Noble link

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Just in case you’ve missed any of The Men of Halfway House books, the entire series is available at BN.

A Better Man
A Hunted Man
A Restored Man
A Mended Man

(Amazon purchase links are available here: http://jaimereese.com/men-of-hh-series/)


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It’s a short post, so I thought I’d also include a quickie series update.

I’m currently working on book 5 (Drayton & Vann’s story) and I’m super happy it’s moving right along. You can expect a 2017 release but keep an eye out within the next few months for an update.
For the latest info, I always keep my Coming Soon page updated.

Thank you for your amazing patience and overwhelming support. You can’t imagine how much I appreciate you all.
♥ J/R

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