9 April 2017 -- IT IS OUT! Er, the "it" being my very first book ever ZOMG. For sale! To people! *am!ded* Also, I had no idea you could do this, but I just added an author page on BookBub (note: I don't have a deal going with BookBub, just an author page there). If you follow it, supposedly you'll get an an alert when one of my books releases. Sort of like the Amazon author page follow thing. So do that, if you want. Also, I have a newsletter (observe shiny sign-up form to the right --->), which I plan to cram full of all the things I can't say out loud in public. Like unedited previews of the next two books as they work their way through the production process. (Hint: Just sent around a cover peek for Perfect Gravity! Will do so again for new subscribers.) And one final thing:
Release day and every day since has been pure magic.
2 April 2017 -- So much. Too much. WANTED AND WIRED is in stores right now and available at online distributors this Tuesday, 4/4. Confirmed sightings on both U.S. coasts and in Texas at Barnes & Nobles stores (thanks Jen and Evie and Alexa and Sara!).
Reviews and spotlights and mentions are whizzing by my head, and I'm just sitting here grinning stupidly. And then, and then, AND THEN THIS:
That's MY BOOK listed among some extraordinary company on Amazon's Best Books of April (2017) for Romance. HOLY HAIRBALLS, PEOPLE!
And finally, the cover is beautiful and I have a whole box-full of books, and I love them like wubbies.
7 March 2017 -- Four stars from RT Book Reviews! The full review is still available only to subscribers, but here's a snippet: "Jackson launches an impressive new futuristic romance series set in a dystopian world where Texas has seceded, the climate is shot and the world has gone to hell." And then calls it a "winner." Am floored. And ... just whoa.
15 February 2017 -- Publishers Weekly reviewed Wanted and Wired and magically did not hate it. They even noted the girl-power bits! So digging this review.
1 February 2017 -- I have a release date for Perfect Gravity (Tether #2): November 7, 2017. Brace yourself for the arrival of mighty bionic attack kitty Yoink. Oh, and her people, Kellen and Angela. (It's up on Goodreads, too, if you are inclined to mark it as Want to Read.)
18 January 2017 -- Happy New Year! I am so ready for 2017, and not just because 2016 was a bit of a bumpy ride. This year, my first book, Wanted and Wired, will be released (April 4th, woot!). Very likely people will read this book. People who have never even met me. People who don't live in my house! I confess to being a bit terrified, but it's also whoa exciting. I so hope you guys like it.
Also, last week I turned in the manuscript for the third Tether series book, which does not have a title yet. However, book 2 does have a title. Perfect Gravity. (I LOVE it!)
And finally, just in case you haven't seen it elsewhere already, I can share the final cover for Wanted and Wired. Mah book cover: loooook at it.
9 December 2016 -- I just peeked at the galley for Like a Whisper in Your Ear, which is a Circlet Press/Nobilis Erotica collection of sexy little stories selected for their appropriateness to be read aloud. "Game Fae" is included, but that's not the reason folks should go snag this book/audio when it comes out. The real reason is you want to read things aloud. In a coffee shop. When lots of people are available to be shocked. Bwahaha.Will let y'all know when I have availability/links.
25 October 2016 -- I have seen a thing! A final pretty thing! A might-be-a-cover thing! More later, for it is also still a secret thing. Shh.
21 September 2016 -- Copy edits are done and turned in. Publisher now engaging magic-happens-here lever. Results arriving April 4, 2017. (Or ARCs may be available earlier? I will let you know.)
1 September 2016 -- Wanted and Wired, book 1 in my sci-fi romance Tether series, will be released through Sourcebooks Casablanca April 4, 2017. It is available for pre-order now. (Holy hairballs, people! This is for REAL.)
22 February 2016 -- Circlet Press is putting together an audiobook collection to be titled Like a Whisper in Your Ear, and "Game Fae" will be a part of that. Release dates and info to come.
October 15, 2015 -- Heiresses of Russ 2015 is now available in ebook and print. (I bought the print version because vanity and it has one of those matte pettable covers. You know the kind. Nerdy!reader!bliss.)
22 April 2015 -- Now represented by Holly Root of Waxman Leavell Literary Agency. (And no, I was not even a tiny bit able to type that without bouncing.)
15 July 2014 -- A Christmas Caroline is nominated for a Golden Ankh Award this year. Am honored.
1 March 2014 -- Oh, lookee there: the latest Circlet Press anthology, Like a Trip Through the Mirror, is available. My contribution is a short called "Game Fae."
8 February 2014 -- Just, wow. The opening of my cyborg romance, On the Squeeze, won the Emily for the Fantasy, Futuristic, Paranormal category. Bouncy bouncy bouncy!
19 November 2013 -- The sweet Regency Christmas novella I co-wrote with Christa Paige is included in the Cotillion Christmas Traditions anthology. The first huggable, sniffable book with my name on it! Whee!
13 August 2013 -- My application to join the PRO ranks in Romance Writers of America was approved. Now, onward to the biz part of this writing adventure.
23 July 2013 -- On the Squeeze won the 2013 Fire & Ice contest (Paranormal category). Already did my little happy dance. And no, there is no vid of said celebration.
16 June 2013 -- On the Squeeze finaled in the Chicago North RWA's Fire & Ice contest. Results will be announced at the RWA Nationals this July. Argh, wish I could make it, but that weekend is the hub's birthday. Still, super woohoo and thank you so much to the judges and organizers!
3 January 2013 -- On the Squeeze placed second in the fantasy/futuristic category of the Launching a Star contest, sponsored by the SpacecoasT Authors of Romance. Many thanks to the judges and contest organizers!
23 December 2012 -- "Orin's Strand" has been podcast on Nobilis Erotica. It's so cool hearing something I wrote read out loud!
27 November 2012 -- What Happens at the Tavern Stays at the Tavern (including my short story, "Orin's Strand") releases today. Yay!
7 November 2012 -- My short story "Orin's Strand" will appear in the forthcoming Circlet Press anthology What Happens at the Tavern Stays at the Tavern. Today we got a cover!
1 September 2012 -- Sophie's Rogues is up at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Yow!
14 August 2012 -- Sophie's Rogues is officially available for pre-sale on Amazon.
23 July 2012 -- I have an author page up on Amazon. Check it out!
6 June 2012 -- Sophie's Rogues has an official release date: September 1, 2012. My first ISBN ever! I have cover art, too, but I'm going to pet it in private a little while, if you don't mind. Will share closer to release.
18 May 2012 -- May 2012 did not have a free read because I will be workshopping the story at ArmadilloCon 34 on 27th July. If you're there, look for the short chick with fuzzy red hair, probably in some sort of sarky tee-shirt.
15 January 2012 -- My free read "Dead Things and Magic" appeared on The Inspired Writer (briefly, but how cool is that?). Many thanks to Patricia Preston for spotting it.
31 August 2011 -- Well, the contracts have been signed and the gears are all a-whirl making this thing happen, so I suppose it's safe to announce: Sophie's Rogues, a short erotic Regency co-written by Vivien Jackson and Christa Paige will be released through Harlequin Spice Briefs in 2012. I'll post further details as they become available. Woot!