An Update From Jaye . . .
I’ve received a lot of emails from readers wanting to know what I’ve been up to the last few months and when they can expect the next book. I’ve waited until now to post an update because I’ve been wrestling with some decisions concerning the next direction my writing will take.
Frankly, after finishing the World Without Love series, I needed a break. It was a five-year project that involved months of research. And while I really appreciate the overwhelming support from readers assuring me they would welcome a fourth book about Jewel’s continuing adventures in the edgy world of espionage and high-flying romance, I’ve decided to let the third book, Redemption, bring the series to a close. Does that mean we’ll never hear from Jewel or Annie again? Not hardly. Jewel’s exploits are far from over. And yes, there’s a completed story-line and rough draft for the next chapter in Jewel’s life. It’s a couple years in the future and, when released, will begin a brand new series with Jewel continuing to tantalize readers with exotic locations, archeological mysteries, and a search for an ancient lost treasure.
So what have I been working on?
As many of my readers know, I enjoy writing short stories, especially those with unexpected twists and surprise endings, particularly when the characters continue to haunt my thoughts long after I’ve turned the last page.
So for the past year, I’ve been putting the finishing touches on a new collection of short stories and novellas. Some are as short as two pages, while others tip the scale at thirty or more. And yes, there are several edgy stories with an erotic touch, which is how I decided on the book’s title, Journeys from Above and Below the Belt.
I’ll be able to share the cover art in about two weeks, along with a sneak peek excerpt to whet your appetite. The projected publication date is Spring 2019. I know that’s a bit in the future, but in the publishing world, it’s just around the corner.
As always, I welcome your thoughts, comments, and questions.
Until next time,
Jaye Frances is the author of World Without Love, a raw expose of international white slavery, as seen through the eyes of Jewel, a fictional San Diego native who, through deceit and betrayal, is dragged from her home by flesh brokers, and forced into a world of sex, greed, and domination—a world where women must obey every master, and every desire has its price. The series trilogy includes Betrayed, Reunion, and Redemption. Her other books include The Beach, a psychological thriller about the possibilities, and horror, of wishful thinking; The Kure, a romance novel with a paranormal twist; The Possibilities of Amy, a coming-of-age novella about first love; and Love Travels Forever, a collection of poignant short stories. Her new book, Journeys…From Above and Below the Belt is scheduled for a Summer 2019 release. Jaye lives on the gulf coast of Florida, sharing her home with one husband, six computers, and several hundred pairs of shoes.