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KISS ME CAPTAIN on sale for .99 starting September 23!

KissMeCaptain Cover That’s right! You asked for it–you demanded it, and the yowling child always gets her wish! The e-edition for KISS ME, CAPTAIN, Book Two in the French Kiss series, will go on sale for the buy-me-NOW price of .99 starting on Tuesday, 23 September! Tell all your friends! Family! Co-workers! Heck–tell all you enemies! I’m fine with that! This is such a deal it’s like you’re stealing this book!

If you were a fan of Book One, WANTED: WIFE, then you’re no doubt wanting to know what happens with Andy’s little brother, Marcel, who is now CEO of Mercier Shipping. Well, I’ll tell you, it seems the lone female captain in all of his fleet has chained herself to the mast of her ship in fear of losing her job, and now it’s causing a media firestorm. Guess who’s going to cross the pond to Philadelphia and straighten the situation out? One guess! Click here on 9/23 to get to all the bookseller where you can find out!

And if you would much rather have the feel of cozy crisp paper in your hands, the paperback version of KISS ME CAPTAIN come out one week later on Tuesday, 30 September. Click here to reserve or buy your copy. And don’t forget to stop back after you’ve finished reading to tell me what you think!

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Print still pack a thrill

IMG_2348I got a nice little surprise in the mail today from an anonymous source. Okay, it was from Avon, so one could assume it was from my editor. I’m just going to go and assume that–thanks, Nicole! Anyway, it was the print edition of Kiss Me, Captain, which is due to debut on September 30. The ebook edition has been out since August 26, but somehow this just seems a bit more significant. This is why print books will never go out of style, at least for me. It still floors me to hold this tangible compilation of my own thoughts and fancies in my two hands. There really is still no validation, no real thrill quite like it for a writer. Sure, everyone wants to make money, but put this is a writer’s for the first time and watch them cry like a baby. And realize to get that thrill, we’d probably even do it for free.

I said probably. But don’t get any ideas. We may be nuts but we’re not crazy.

KISS ME, CAPTAIN debuts 8/26/14! How can you POSSIBLY wait that long?

KissMeCaptain CoverHowdy, folks! It’s been an interesting summer so far. Interesting, for the fact I’ve been living in my head most of the time, instead of out in the gorgeous weather we’ve been having. You may or may not know that I have been working on my next book, THE LAWS OF SEDUCTION, for most of it, which is always a good time to write since because I’m also a college professor, and, as the theory goes, we have summers “off.” Well, kinda. There’s still all those pesky syllabi and lesson plans to prepare, as well as the summer class that I taught at night, complete with its weekly load of essays to grade. Still, not knowing  what to do with myself unless I’m under one crisis or another–as this summer has been particularly rife with–I managed to squeak through, all the while eagerly waiting for Marcel to get out of the gate. He’ll finally do that on next Tuesday, 26 August! For those unfamiliar with Andy Devine’s brother, take a few minutes to read the first chapter of KISS ME, CAPTAIN, or for an added peek inside his motivation, a deleted scene entitled “Marcel Makes His Move,” both right here on this site. And don’t forget to follow the CAPTAIN blog tour and FREE ebook giveaway raffle, accessing all the stops right here, and right up until September 12.

See you back soon on Release Day and with some of Captain Dani’s first reviews!

COVER REVEAL! KISS ME, CAPTAIN ~ Book Two in the “French Kiss” series coming 8/26/14

KissMeCaptain Cover When we were first “auditioning” cover models for KISS ME, CAPTAIN (hard work, but I was sooo up to the task!), as soon as I saw this one, I knew I had found him. Oddly enough, he looks almost exactly how I’d pictured Marcel–blue eyes, unruly hair, a button-down shirt and khakis. Not your usual bare-chested romance Adonis, but this was just more my style, sexiness understated rather than in-your-face. But fear not. There’s plenty of smolder under those pinstripes, though for the attributes that aren’t pictured, well, you’ll just have to read the book to know what I’m talking about. I PROMISE you won’t be disappointed. Here’s the back cover copy to get you started:

French billionaire Marcel Mercier loves women. And there’s a string of broken hearts across two continents to prove it. But as CEO of Mercier Shipping, he’s got more important things to worry about…like why the charter company he just purchased in the United States is suddenly the center of an international media firestorm.

 Now that big, bad Mercier Shipping owns Captain Dani Lloyd’s ship she’s sure her job is at stake. Not that she won’t go down without a fight—even if it means chaining herself to the mast of the Esther Reed and refusing to set foot on shore.

 The delectable captain and her news-worthy dramatics are a PR nightmare, but Marcel is happy to let Dani prove her skills on a week-long sail to Boston. He knows no woman can resist him for that long…in fact, he’s counting it.

 But Marcel’s plan to seduce Dani backfires as sparks fly between the billionaire playboy and the passionate captain. Which leaves Marcel realizing that winning her heart is a challenge he can’t afford to lose.

ON SALE 8/26/14. Go to the link above to pre-order your copy NOW!

KISS ME, CAPTAIN cover reveal June 20th! Pre-Order your copy now!

Image not availableI know you’re been waiting a long time but your wait will soon be over! Coming to a device near you on June 20th — the KISS ME, CAPTAIN cover reveal. As soon as I get the specs about the where and when of it, I’ll tell you–my closest peeps ever! But I can’t tell what I don’t know myself. Have to let those wheels of the industry start grinding, before the good folks at HarperCollins Avon will reveal all. Not that I haven’t gotten a glimpse, though. Just WAIT until you get a look at Marcel! I GUARANTEE you will be pleased with what you see. Trust me on this one!!

In the meantime, know that you can pre-order KISS ME, CAPTAIN at Barnes and Noble dot com by clicking right here. You can also get a sneak peek at what the book’s about, but why don’t I pique your interest and I tell you right here:

French billionaire Marcel Mercier loves women. And there’s a string of broken hearts across two continents to prove it. But as CEO of Mercier Shipping, he’s got more important things to worry about … like why the charter company he just purchased in the United States is suddenly the center of an international media firestorm.

Now that big, bad Mercier Shipping owns Captain Dani Lloyd’s ship, she’s sure her job is at stake. But she won’t go down without a fight—even if it means chaining herself to the mast of the Esther Reed and refusing to set foot on shore.

The delectable captain and her newsworthy dramatics are a PR nightmare, but Marcel is happy to let Dani prove her skills on a weeklong sail to Boston. He knows no woman can resist him for that long … in fact, he’s counting on it.

But Marcel’s plan to seduce Dani backfires as sparks fly between the billionaire playboy and the passionate captain. Which leaves Marcel realizing that winning her heart is a challenge he can’t afford to lose.

I know! You can’t wait, right?!

Up to Speed! (And some inside scoops, too!)

imagesNow that I can finally come up for air (at least for the next week or so), I’d like to bring you up to speed what I’ve been doing lately. Mostly, it’s been working on Kiss Me, Captain, which is now at least finished on my end, and in the editorial stage. Everything seems right on target for its August 26 publication date, and if you’d like to preorder, you can do it right here on Barnes and Noble (Amazon preorders coming soon). We’ve also been working on the cover, and it’s been SO HARD having to endure a parade of hot looking guys auditioning for the model. Okay, so they’re photos, but who cares! Better than looking at a black and white screen of text all day, I’ll tell you. Cover reveal should come in the not too distant future, so stay tuned.

If you’re reading this on http://www.gwenjoneswrites.com, just look to the top and you’ll see that I’ve added a new page called “Just who are these people?” which is a cast of characters from both WANTED: WIFE and the upcoming KISS ME, CAPTAIN, Book One and Two from the “French Kiss” series. Now I don’t really include too many surprises about the KMC characters, nothing that will really spoil the story, at least, but SPOILERS ABOUND in for WW, so if you haven’t read it yet, DON’T read about the characters until you read Book One. What I can tell you in this post is that BOOK THREE, which is due to hit the cybershelves on November 14, will center around two characters from KMC, Book Two – Rex Renaud and Charlotte Andreko. That’s all I’m going to tell you at this point, beside the fact that my editor at Avon, Nicole Fischer, describes Marcel Mercier in KMC as “Swoon, so hot!”

Pretty much says it all, doesn’t it?