I am very excited to announce the release of PRIDE MATES, written under my Jennifer Ashley name, which will hit the stores officially this Tuesday (Jan. 26). PRIDE MATES introduces a brand new series of shape shifter novels.
If you enjoyed the Dragon or Shareem series I did as Allyson James, or Jennifer Ashley’s Immortals series, I think you’ll enjoy this one too.
(For Kindle readers, Pride Mates *should* be out in Kindle shortly after it is released in print. Please keep checking Amazon if it’s not there right away.)
Twenty years ago, shape shifters of all kinds banded together and announced themselves to the world, only to be shunted to areas no human wanted ("Shiftertowns"). They are forced to wear Collars that control their hunting and fighting instincts (referred to by Shifters as "Taking the Collar").
Liam Morrissey is currently liaison between the Shifters of Austin, Texas, and the humans of the city. Kim Fraser, attorney, finds herself in the unique position of having to defend a Shifter on a murder charge.
She ventures to Shiftertown to seek out Liam's help, and there stumbles across too many secrets the Shifters want kept secret. The un-mated Liam is forced to protect Kim against the wrath of his clan leader and his own father, and to his surprise he discovers a powerful attraction to the sassy, sexy lady.
I have a website devoted to the series: http://www.jennifersromances.com/NewSite/shifters/SU_main.html
where you can learn all about Shifters and the books, read excerpts and blurbs, and other good stuff. I have a contract with Berkley to continue the series, which I am working on right now.
As some of you may know, PRIDE MATES will be the last book I do at Dorchester Publishing. I’ve pretty much moved lock, stock, and barrel to Berkley, and they will now publish both my Allyson James and Jennifer Ashley novels. Dorchester will still publish my backlist, most of which is still in print and available at bookstores or from online booksellers (Amazon, B&N, Borders, etc.). And I still have things going at Ellora’s Cave as Allyson James.
More Mackenzies! LADY ISABELLA’S SCANDALOUS MARRIAGE will be out in July 2010, followed by Cam’s and Hart’s stories. Please see my website for the beautiful cover of LADY ISABELLA (www.jennifersromances.com), plus the Mackenzies site for details on the series:
Also, if you enjoy sexy urban fantasy, check out my new Allyson James series, STORMWALKER, featuring a young Navajo woman who can channel the power of storms to work great magic. (I say “urban” fantasy, but it’s set in a small town near Navajo country in the Southwest, and there is plenty of romance in it.)
STORMWALKER debuts from Berkley Sensation in May 2010.
That series also has a site: http://www.allysonjames.com/stormwalker.html
Because I have so many books published now, I created a page on my website that lists all series, under all pseudonyms, with the books of each, in order. I’ve projected out as far as I can with upcoming books. I hope you find the page helpful!
Everyone have a great Valentine’s Day, and enjoy lots of chocolate!