“Poison” & “Poison II: Spring”

Coming to Amazon Kindle 12/24/2020.

Winter has arrived, and I come bearing news of three re-releases from my heyday as former pseud Jane Bled: “Poison,”  “Poison II” Spring,” and Naomi , the third installment in  The MASTER Series. Jane Bled has long since left the premises, but I remain in her stead. Her spirit is intact inasmuch as her bones are safely in my keeping. Since Autumn, I’ve only published works in my new name; it is my intention to keep J.B. buried, since I have outgrown her. May she rest in peace.

Though I tend to be tight-lipped about my reasons for writing what I do, I feel the need to share the preface found in the latest version of my mildly controversial erotic anti-romance “Poison.” Now I know everyone won’t enjoy my work, but it truly blows my mind to see this story on people’s shelves under “MM Romance.” No sarcasm meant: is that a joke?!

Continue reading “Holiday Releases: “Poison,” “Poison II: Spring,” & Naomi (MASTER, Book 3)”

TGIF!

If you celebrated Thanksgiving, I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Today I come bearing news of another new release right on the heels of “Primer.” Luna, the second installment in LGBTQ vampire series MASTER, is officially back online. When I first published Luna back in 2014, it was embarrassingly riddled with typos, format issues, and the occasional grammatical error. Since I enlisted the services of Reedsy freelance editor Beth Dorward this time around, I’m confident the second edition of Luna is a superior reading experience. In addition to adding about 10K words of previously unpublished backstory regarding how rock star vampire Raiden honed his killing skills under the coercive influence of his bad-to-the-bone maker Justus, I’ve polished up the present-day interaction between Raiden and his hotheaded protégé Gabriel.

Bonus! I made a book trailer. Be forewarned: there are spoilers in the trailer relevant to both Luna and Crimson (MASTER, Book 1). If you’re unfamiliar with the story, I suggest reading Crimson first. Check out the Crimson book trailer for a peek at the plot. Furthermore, I invite you to indulge in a free copy of Crimson on Smashwords (epub format). Since I’m feeling extra giving, I decided to put Luna on sale for 50% off as well. The last day of this two-book Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is 11/30—please don’t hesitate to download your free copy of Crimson and grab Luna while it’s 50% off. In return, if you’d be so kind as to leave me a rating and/or review to help spread the word about my books, I’d greatly appreciate it. 

In case you missed it, I released the “Primer” trailer yesterday. Near the end of this blog post, I’ve provided a brief synopsis of that story as well. And…surprise! “Primer” is free today on Amazon Kindle. I’m super-curious to know what readers think of this story, as it’s my first attempt at penning erotica featuring explicit sex scenes with both f/f and hetero pairings. My test readers went wild for it, but one of them was definitely biased, since I wrote the story per his commission req’s. 😉

Back to the main point of this post: Luna’s release! Scroll past the book description to view the trailer, read an excerpt, and find the purchase links. Don’t forget about that special Smashwords sale I’m hosting until 11/30. Happy perusing!


Cover art © George Cotronis

Luna (MASTER, Book 2)


Release Date: 11/27/2020.

Genres: LGBTQ/Vampire/Horror/Dark Fantasy/Paranormal/Contemporary

Description: A fledgling vampire needs a seasoned mentor to help him hone his homicidal instincts. The scent of blood is both an incentive for murder, and a potent aphrodisiac…opposites attract.

In the present, rock star Raiden and his reluctant sidekick, celebrity actor Gabriel Colin, encounter various challenges while attempting to conceal their criminal activities. Their shared proclivities provide fodder for the potential formation of a bond beyond necessity.

Stalking humans to satisfy Raiden’s need for blood is a means to an end—but who provided the blueprint for his methodology? Snapshots of the singer’s past reveal further details of his transformation; and once again bring him face to face with Justus, the master vampire who orchestrated his fiancée’s demise.

Amid two timelines, the tension between maker and creation intensifies, exploding into degenerate violence—and surprising passion.

Read an excerpt from Luna.

Purchase links:

Luna on Smashwords (50% off)

Luna on Kindle

Luna in paperback

Luna at your preferred online bookstore



Cover image © Kuzmin Pavel

“Primer”


Release Date: 11/26/2020

Genres: Bisexual Erotica/Romance/Contemporary/Humor

Book description: Carmen is a sassy late-bloomer beleaguered by an increasingly monotonous existence and unrelieved sexual frustration. During an impulsive night on the town, she encounters Stefan, a darkly handsome, lyrics-quoting tech nerd. Exploring a potential hookup with Stefan might provide the inspiration Carmen requires to stop obsessing over a year-old one-night stand with temptress Yumi…especially if this seductive new suitor can satisfy her filthiest roleplay fantasies.

Warning: The following short story contains explicit sexual content, including student/teacher fetish, spanking, and f/f. Reader discretion is highly advised.

Read “Primer” on Kindle


And finally…

With less than five weeks left until the birth of my third child, I’m doing my best to stay ahead of the curve and republish previous works (all the while writing new ones, such as the sequel to “Primer,” MASTER Books 4 & 5, and finishing unpublished works The Second Best Thing and Bare Possibilities). Wish me luck!

Cheers,
R. N. Jayne

“Phelia”

by R. N. Jayne

 

I’m having that nightmare again—the one where I’m lost in the woods. Only I’m not on dry land: I’m underwater. The forest grows tentacles. These wooden jellyfish have arms like boughs. They reach for me. Tangle my hair. Pull me down.

Drowning, I choke on my love’s name. 

***

Phelia’s trying on a headpiece for her dungeon mistress Halloween costume. She fiddles with the formidable crown of spikes. I wonder who she wants to repel with this getup. Maybe she wants to people to think she’s impenetrable.

It’s been seven months since my passing. I should be jealous, thinking of her in potential romantic relationships with others. I’m not. It’s only natural for her to move on. I’ve watched her grieve, curled up in the quilt I made last spring, rubbing the fading hand-embroidered squares against her lips like she could absorb them into the fabric of her skin. I’ve leaned in to kiss her, to be rebuffed by her defensive self-hug against an attack of goosebumps. She was reacting to the sudden drop of temperature my presence incurs. Perhaps.

I wish I could slip into Phelia’s music apps—I’d send her a playlist. This is what I’m feeling for you right now, I’d tell her. Nothing’s changed; except I miss you more. I don’t need a body to hold you. I’m gone, but I can’t leave.

She considers a matching necklace: choker-style, smaller spikes; but it will truncate her slim, strong dancer’s neck. I see the one I want her to try. It’s a deep orange pendant flecked with burgundy and cat’s eye yellow. I imagine it against her bronzed skin.

“Choose that one,” I murmur into her ear. “It will bring out your eyes.” Continue reading “Halloween Short Story: “Phelia””