Happy Thursday, lovelies!
Though I’m sure many of us celebrate things we’re thankful for most days, this is the time of year lots of us share that thankfulness with the world! For us, the authors, we’re grateful for each and every reader! So, here you go, a fabulous opportunity to win some amazing prizes from some amazing authors! Link and banner posted for you here, it just takes a moment to enter. Good luck!
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Where have I been?
Happy Saturday, beautiful people!
I know, I know. Who is this Julie chick and where has she been, right?
Well, I’ve been trapped in the middle of life’s whirlwind, being tossed around from one situation to another. Such is life. But the exciting news is, I. Am. BACK! I’ve been working on multiple projects, one including the anticipated Fatal Awakening (Fatal Knockout Book 2) and Never Shattered (Blake’s story). I know they’re long overdue, and I’m deeply sorry it’s taken me so long to find my fiction world again. It’s a beautifully, dark and twisted world, and I love it! I hope you do, too!
Many of you know, if you follow me on social media, I had a surgery in December that changed my life for the better. I’ve journaled about it for some time now, and love sharing my journey. I’ve thought about making a weekly post about it, but only of you want. Be sure to comment and let me know your thoughts.
Events. Jaysus! I’ve been lost in all things Naughty Author Events for over a year. Naughty Nashville, Naughty San Diego, and Naughty Myrtle Beach… They take over my life. I have 1 down and 2 to go. Myrtle Beach will be 6/9/18 at the Crown Reef Resort from 12-4, and Naughty Nashville 10/6/18 from 12-4 at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel. And I hope I’m able to catch some of you there.
I have several events planned for 2019 but want to go where I get the most request. So, let me know which state you’re in!
Until then, while you’re awaiting my dark and wonderful words, be sure to check out some of the books I’ve enjoyed over the last couple of weeks. I’d been in a reading funk for over a year and these masterpieces pulled me from it!
Love and romance,
CROW by A. Zavarelli FREE on Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/CROW-Boston-Underworld-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01BL9GFK2/ref
Older guy, younger woman:
Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas: https://www.amazon.com/Birthday-Girl-Penelope-Douglas-ebook/dp/B07C7N5CBS/ref
Enemies to lovers:
Bully by Penelope Douglas: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IJ20V4G/ref
Just because, Colleen Hoover:
It Ends With Us: https://www.amazon.com/Ends-Us-Novel-Colleen-Hoover-ebook/dp/B0176M3U10/ref
Be sure to check some of them out and tell me some of your favorites, new or old. The darker the better!
And if you’d like to see in Myrtle Beach or Nashville, I’ll leave the links below.
Myrtle Beach: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/myrtle-beach-author-event-tickets-36034616508
Happy Wednesday, lovelies!
I’m super excited to share the cover reveal of a secret project I’ve been working on. I joined an amazing group of authors to bring you all your most guilty pleasure–stories of glitz, glamour, and fame! You know, the relationships we know we should steer clear of, yet we can’t get away? Just for you, I’ve added the blurb to Tune Up, which will release soon after the Anthology in Jan. 2018.
Check it out and tell me your thoughts!
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Thirteen short stories about the Glitz, Glitter & Fame of Hollywood.
★Only in Hollywood by Sheri Lynn
☆Under the Lights with Mr. Nobody by Nicki Rae
★Choosing Lance by Michelle Iannarelli
☆Heart Strings by Elizabeth York
★Love Struck by Renee Lee Fisher
☆Fabulously Tanked by Piper Malone
★The Wrong Time by Sidonia Rose
☆High Note by Jen Luerssen
★Deuxieme Chance by Jaime Russell
☆Tune Up by Julie Bailes
★We all Fall Down by A.L. Wood
☆Tethered by Abigail Lee Justice
★Just an Act by Breigh Forstner
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⭐️ Special thanks to JWphotography JeanWood, Amanda Joan, Travis Keen and Alora Kate.
Tune Up by Julie Bailes
One. So minute, yet powerful.
It all ended with one mistaken night, and one huge fight.
Two shattered hearts, and five years apart.
I never wanted to see him, again. Yet here I am, staring into his hypnotizing, ice blue eyes and melting at his touch as if no time passed. Jameson Steele is country music’s hottest bad boy. I’m a small-town kindergarten teacher. He’s an all-American party animal. I’m an introverted book nerd.
I can’t be with him.
I won’t live without her.
He can’t have me.
One hell of a tune up.
FLASH SALE 0.99
…many times I’d thought about ending it all.
At sixteen, a razor blade and two, deep slices to my wrists would’ve done the job—briefly painful, slow death, but most effective.
At nineteen—when I couldn’t stomach looking at the murderous monster staring back at me in the mirror—I found the barrel of a 9mm inside my mouth, safety off, and finger on the trigger. It would’ve been messy, but the quickest way to leave the life I’d been dealt…
But one day, I walked into a gym and saw a girl.
Find out what happens next–>
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As most of you know, I hardly ever do a sale. But I’m in a good mood. I have wine and a secret stash of chocolate, and I thought… “Why the hell not?”
I want everyone to get to know Blaze and Madisyn. I want to share all the love. Click, read, and enjoy!
And if you have time and space, I’d love it if you could share the sale and love with everyone else.
As always, if there’s anything I can do for you, ever, just email me. Books, sales, shares, just someone to talk to… I’m here for you.
Much love and spankings to you,
Happy Monday, beauties!
Fatal Knockout is LIVE, finally!
For those who’ve read the book before, or maybe you saw the reviews from it’s first release and decided to pass it up, I encourage you to re-read or one click the second edition. Not only has it had fresh edits, it’s been completely revamped and more than 20k words added to give the characters and their story justice. And honestly, I’ve never been more excited to release a story into the world. I believe Fatal Knockout is a story everyone can relate to, one way or another.
As of now, it’s available on Amazon and Kobo, with Apple and Nook taking their sweet time to release. I’m going to leave you all the links you need, and I’m going to give you a small and exclusive peak into Blaze’s head. If you get a minute, be sure to visit my Facebook author page to enter for a chance to win a secret surprise from me!
I love each and everyone of you to itty bitty pieces. Love it or hate it, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the new and improved Fatal Knockout!
Mending hearts, one shattered piece at a time,
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So, as many of you know, life took over and made me its slave in 2015. I think I released two novels? Really? That’s pathetic, for me anyway. While I may not be that author who gives you a book a month, I do like to provide y’all with several stories per year–at least three!
For 2016, I’ve made it my goal to get you at least three of the most requested; Never Shattered, Fatal Knockout (which will re-release with the prequel and second novel in one), Finding Grace… And, who knows, maybe I’ll get you a bit more Ryder and Piper. I know how my readers love their BDSM with a side of dirty, sexy Spanish 😉
Anyway, I want to thank you for sticking with me throughout a rough and rowdy year. The only way to go is up, right? So, my release dates are as follows:
March 21, 2016- Never Shattered
June 20, 2016- Fatal Knockout (re-release)
August 15, 2016- Finding Grace
October 17, 2016- IT’S A SURPRISE!
Thanksgiving Appreciation!! I love y’all!
I wanted to do something to thank each of you for being so friggin’ awesome and supportive. So, what better way to do that than to say, “Thank you, Rockstars!”
Honestly, y’all, you are my rockstars. Your support, interactions with me on social media, your reviews– they are more than appreciated. Just for you… Now until Saturday, get:
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#99pennies All for Allie
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1.99 Sexed into Submission
Feel free to share the love. Blessings to you all.
Christians writing erotica/romance… Are we condemned?
Several times over the past two year, many have asked me about my views on Christians writing erotic and romance novels. The more my audience grew, the more I learned to keep my opinions to myself. Why, you ask? Well, because no one’s opinion about me or my heart matters. There is only one lawyer, one judge, and He is the only one who knows my heart.
The Bible clearly states that EVERYONE is guilty of sin. *Gasps* Yes, it’s true. Romans 3; 23 (NLTV) states, “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standards.”
Wait, what’s that? Oh, another gasp? I AM A SINNER! But, guess what? So are YOU. So is everyone else around you. Want to know something else? It’s okay! Some may ask, ‘What? How can you say such a thing?’
Are you ready for another jaw-dropping answer? It’s simple, really… JESUS! Jesus, my Lord and Savior. Jesus, the man who shed his blood for me—for you—so that we can be forgiven for our sins. Because, like it or not, you’re a sinner. Say you’re not, and you’re calling God a liar. And, well, I’m pretty sure that’s a sin too.
Another question I’ve been asked is, “You say you’re a Christian, that you love God, but how can you write about sex, especially between unmarried couples?”
I’ll let y’all in on a little secret. Are you ready?
God is the creator of sex! It’s true, He is…
Know what He isn’t the creator of? Sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires… Don’t believe me? Feel free to pick up a Bible, turn to the book of Colossians chapter 3, and read verses 5 and 6. It’s there, I promise. I don’t know about you, but when I read, it’s for entertainment. Reading doesn’t effect the way I have sex with my husband, it doesn’t cause my heart to become lustful, and it doesn’t make me want to have painful intercourse or drink my husband’s blood…
God created sex for our pleasure. Sex is NOT a sin, yet, sex outside of marriage is. So, why do I write about characters having sex outside of marriage? Because people do it. If you’ve read any of my novels, mostly my Shaken series, you’ll see the effect of sin. The wages of sin is death. Well, my characters experience some pretty intense heartache and trials. Why? Because they’re living outside of God’s will. There are consequences for having pre-marital sex, fornication, etc. There’s a price to pay for having multiple partners. And, no, this isn’t me judging anyone. It’s simply me stating my beliefs and God’s word. If you’re offended by the last few sentences, that’s between you and Him.
On to something else… Judgement. Judgmental Christians. These are the Christians you see who walk around with their noses in the air, walking with a stick up their butt, and pointing out everyone’s flaws but their own.
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye,” Matthew 7; 1-5
Did your mouth drop? If so, pick it up and get ready for another round of His WORD that tells us not to judge another. I’ll give you a few seconds…
Ready? Here we go!
“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;” Luke 6; 37
“There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?” James 4; 12
“Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?” Romans 2; 1-3
Need I continue? I’m sure you get the jest that judging is an actual sin. And, I’m almost positive that my writing is NOT the one thing that will condemn me to an everlasting, fiery pit in Hell. You see, my books are a small part of who I am.
For so many years, I’ve let what everyone else thought of me affect my attitude. I was ashamed of what I’d written. Not because I felt God was upset or ashamed of me, but because I faced judgment from those at my church and even in my family. I let their judgment on my heart affect my writing. But then, I heard God say, “Beloved, only I know your heart.” Yes, God! Yes, you are the one and ONLY.
You see, I pray about each book before I write it. Each of my stories serve a purpose. I wasn’t made to fit in, but to stand out. I was made to be salt and light to the world, not to sit in the corner and let others tell me what I should or shouldn’t do based on “their” standards.
I’ve reached thousands of people, from all around the world. God has worked through me to help those who battle depression, question their self-worth, and were on the verge of committing suicide. One thing many seem to forget about Jesus is, he loved the sinners. He ate dinner with them, showed them love. What point would it serve if I only tried to reach those who are saved, have been delivered and redeemed?
I am here to spread God’s love, because he is love.
Want to know who I am, the real me?
I am not Jewel Nicole, author of the steamy romance novels that make up the Shaken series.
I am not Jewel Nicole, the erotic author.
I am, however, the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit.
He has given me love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Though, the last one seems to be a bit more challenging than the others.
All in all, don’t let anyone quench the fire within your heart, because they aren’t who set it. If you have dreams, and you have His approval, chase and capture them. Make those dreams a reality. Be kind, don’t have evil desires. Don’t let your writing affect your Faith. God is, and always should be, first. And, always remember, no one can see your heart. No matter who your friends and family are, who your pastor is, how many times you change churches… someone will always judge you. Don’t question yourself or who you are based off what others think of you. Instead, put a smile across your face and bless them.
That is all. I hope this helps someone as much as it has helped me. Much love to you all!