**UPDATE September 5th 2022** Hi! Okay, so leg recovery is going really well. Better than initially expected actually. Which is great! I'm not out of the woods there yet though. It's looking like there's going to be permanent nerve damage from the surgery. But I'm oddly okay with that. I've been getting around my house without any walking aids, which is huge! I'm slow, and occasionally a little unsteady. I don't even care though because it's progress. Last week however, I had a setback. My gallbladder threw a hissy-fit, and I scored my second ambulance ride this year. I went in for emergency surgery the next afternoon, where they removed my gallbladder, and the two massive stones inside of it. It's been a week and a half since, and I'm feeling really good, thankfully. I'm convinced my body is just getting rid of all the crap so it can heal completely and I'll bounce back from this year better than ever. I may come out the other side looking like someone's hacked up voodoo doll, with all my new scars, but again, I find I don't care as long as I'm healthy at the end of it all. In other news, I'm writing Hacker Heart this week. I may have to push the release back a week or so, but we'll see. It's currently booked in for Oct 11th, and I'd really like to make that date. Finally, I'm super looking forward to a catch up with my two best girlfriends in the world, at the end of the month. The three of us haven't all been together at once in years. Sure, we've seen each other separately, but this is the first time in I can't remember how long it will be the three of us all together again. We've been besties since our early teens. Only the truest and deepest of friendships survives as long as ours has. We're talking 20+ years. And each time we talk, or see each other, it's like we were never apart. So, that's where I'm at right now. Thank you for baring with me through all my ups and downs, xox JB
**UPDATE June 5th** I have a broken leg, and my daughters ducklings in my bed. Prior to recent events, the worst broken bone I'd had was from that time back in 2017 when a shopping trolly went rogue and attacked me. Resulting in extreme pain, my toe being bent at an awkward angle, and sporting clean break. It was painful, I screamed in the middle of the parking lot and yelled obscenities at the trolly before hobbling back to my car, muttering curses, and sobbing like a crazy person, and I had to wear a sexy space boot for two weeks. I’m not getting away that easily this time though. No, I have a long and painful road to recovery ahead of me, thus the baby ducks—to cheer my depressed and anxious ass up. The story of how I came to dislocate my knee, then a split second later break my leg, is not nearly as entertaining as the violent shopping trolly. I simply tripped over some stuff my kids left out while getting a couple of cartons of beer out of my car. LAME, I know. Anyway, I'm in for a very long recovery. My creativity has taken a massive hit, so the book I was working on when all of this went down last month hasn't had one word added. I'm hoping I get my mojo back soon, as I'm planning to have Catastrophe Magnet in your hands by the end of August. I'll try keep you in the loop as things progress from here.
**UPDATE Jan 26th** So much has happened since my last update. I've got so much on my plate, I keep forgetting to check in here. For more regular updates, make sure you're following my facebook page. I'm there nearly every day. In other news, I'm adding an additional book to Broken Boys/Moments. It will now be a four book series, with Kass's book coming in April. I got a TikTok account recently too. I feel like an idiot recording myself, but you guys seem to like it. So I'll keep doing it for now. That's it for today. I've got a tonne of things to do today, and I'm on the tail end of COVID. I tire out really quickly, so I better get cracking before I lose steam.
**UPDATE June 24th** Again, it's been forever since I posted here. Sorry about that. I've been super busy this year. And it's only halfway through. I just finished the Unexpected Lovers series, YAY. The fifth and final book went live last week. So far, y'all are loving it, so thank you! From here, I'm working on getting Time-Lapse and Losing Focus ready for release in September. Super excited about these. And after that... ARLO is getting his book. People have been asking me for it for over a year, and I've finally been able to squeeze him into my schedule. If everything goes to plan, his book will the first in a five book series. That's it for today. xox JB
**UPDATE November 23rd** Holy wow... where did this year go? Even with all the craziness surrounding the world, I feel like I accomplished a lot this year. I recovered my Awkward Girls and What if it's Right. I've been working on the fresh edits of my Moments Duo and recovered them as well (they're so freaking gorgeous, I can't even). And on top of that, I've written and released the first 4 books in the Unexpected Lovers series. I'm feeling pretty damn good about all that. Yes, there have been hard days and weeks. Yes, I had to home school my kids for a while. Yes, my house looks like a tornado ripped through it. Yes, I've wanted to stay in bed and just wait for this to all be over. BUT I got through it. And so did you. How awesome are we?! This year has shown us how strong we are. Not just as individuals, but as a community. I think we should all be super proud. And on that note, I have a book to start writing today. So, tootle-loo for now, xox Jemma
**UPDATE April 30th 2020** Quick update, my Awkward Girls got a makeover! Ek, these new covers are gorgeous. I'm so in love. Flirty is all uploaded and ready to hit kindles next week, which is super exciting. I seriously love this book, and I'm not going to lie, Atticus's son Arlo, I'm a little in love... Or a lot. So much so, that I'm thinking he's going to end up needing a book of his own at some point. I've made a start on Nerdy, and with any luck-ie. hard work, I'll have it ready earlier than the current expected date in August. That's all I've got for now, I hope you're staying safe, well and at home! xox Jemma
**UPDATE April 1st 2020** The world has gone crazy, am I right? I mean, of all the things for stores to sell out of first, it had to be Toilet Paper? Who thought that would happen? Not me. Anyway, with everything going on, I've found myself turning to books more often for comfort and a distraction. I've also got more books to get written, so that provides a great escape too. I'm working on RomCom's this year, which I love and cannot wait to share them with you. Speaking of, I need to get back to it. Stay safe, stay sane, and stay home! xox Jemma
**UPDATE October 17th 2019** I'm working on a new secret squirrel project that I know you are going to love!! It goes off to my editor in just a couple of days so this is a super short update as I have to get back to it. On the home front, my little lamb Wallace thinks he's a dog and joins us on our afternoon walks. It's beyond cute and hilarious.
Okay, gotta run! Chat soon. xox Jemma
**UPDATE July 23rd 2019** Hi!! So Blue Beaver is out in the world. Has been for a couple of weeks now. This story has quite a personal element for me. Like the main character, I have Endometriosis. It's the devil incarnate I swear. My feelings about this invisible disease that effects one in ten women worldwide, are reflected throughout Blue Beaver. I've tried to keep it light and breezy, but also informative. I think I achieved that, since the reviews have said as much. Which makes me incredibly happy.
I've started working on Code Purple, the third and final book in the awkward series. And I've also started planning a similar style romcom-esk series following three dudes, all of which appear in Blue Beaver. See if you can guess who... Wink Wink
On the pet front, I have a new one! We have added a beautiful eclectus parrot to our family, named Kermit. He's funny, feisty, and sassy. Check out my insta to see him. He's all over the place over there, I just can't help myself.
Ciao for now, xox Jemma
**UPDATE May 7th 2019** Hey! Where to start? Hmmm... Pink Bits! I am beyond happy with the response to Pink Bits, it's been quite overwhelming. In a good way. I knew this story was special, it's been brewing in the back of my head for a few years and I wanted to do it justice. This is the first book that I've had this feeling of complete and utter peace when releasing. I just knew it was the best I could possibly make it, and I was content with how it turned out. A lot of the time I feel like I could have done something differently, or added more or should have kept tweaking. But not this time. And let me tell you, it was an amazing feeling. Originally I had intended for Pink Bits to be a standalone. But with the positive response to not only Rhett and Reagan's love story, but to the supporting characters, I can't stop myself from writing a book for Charlotte. So that's what I'm working on right now, Blue Beaver will be released in June sometime. I don't have an actual date as yet, but I'll shout it from the rooftops when I do.
I've had a lot of interest in my baby cows on Instagram, so here's a quick update on my girls. We added another little lady to the group, Gypsy. So now we have a trio of gorgeous girls that make my days even brighter. They are funny as hell. I love watching them play in the paddock out back and giving them cuddles when they come up for them in the afternoons. They're super friendly, and absolutely adorable. My husband had intended for us to raise them as meat cows. Uh, yeah no. That's not going to happen. Over my dead body will I eat a cow I bottle fed from infancy. He's out of his damn mind if he thinks that's happening. We also had over a dozen bantam chicks hatch over the last few weeks, pics of them are on my Instagram too. I gave some to my nieces, leaving us with seven little fluff balls causing havoc in the chook pen.
That's it from me for today, I've gotta bounce, lots of words to get down. xox JB
**UPDATED Feb 10th 2019** Hiya, So clearly I'm not much for the blogging side of things. I've been flat out since my last update. I went to the States for a signing in New York back in September. It was incredible. I got to spend almost two weeks with my beautiful friend Tay and her family in New Jersey which was a dream come true. Tay and I met on FB back in 2013, when I first started this writing gig. We connected over our love of writing and awful birth stories. She is my sister from another mister, my soul mate, and I am so beyond grateful for her presents in my life and that we got to meet in person.
I released Worth the Wait, Zak and Ellie's story back in November then started working on Pink Bits. I cannot wait for you to meet Rhett and Reagan. They were so fun for me to spend time with, it was really therapeutic writing their hilariously awkward relationship. It's with my editor now and I'll announce a release date soon.
Last week we got some baby cows!! And I mean, baby. Honey was a day old and BamBam was two weeks when they arrived at our mini farm. Check out my instagram for pic of my girls. @jbtheindie is my account.
That's it for now, I'll try to be better with the updates. xox JB
**UPDATED June 27th 2017** Hey there, I've had a few requests for swag to be made available on the site, so I'm working on making that happen. But here's the problem, I'm not all that tech savvy and I have no idea how to do that. So, I'm going to have to bring someone in to help me out seeing as I run and maintain this website on my own right now. Or I'm going to have to upgrade and let someone else do it all for me, which isn't such a bad idea as my days get busier and busier.
As far as writing goes, I haven't done any since I finished edits and rewrites on Moments of Clarity. I've been braindead. I've thought about writing and that's as far as I've gotten. BUT, never fear! I will be back into it next week. No excuses. I'll be diving back into the world of Vipers Den and chillin' with my badass ladies.
Moments of Clarity released this week, and the reviews are looking good. As an author that's all we can hope for. That people will read our story and 'get it'. That you will absorb the words and feel the story as a living breathing thing. And I think I've done that, so I'm happy.
That's all I've got for today, catch ya on the flip side xoxox
**UPDATED June 10th 2017** Hi! I've been working my arse off on Moments of Clarity to ensure it would be ready for a June release and guess what? I did it! It's with my editor right now and will be hitting eReaders on the 26th of June. This book presented challenges for me that I didn't anticipate, but luckily my girls Liz and Anna got me through them. Next I'll be returning to my Vipers Den Series, writing the last two stories for the series based on Tempest and Reagan. I'm particularly excited about Reagan's story, it's been on my mind for a long time. I also recently gave the entire series a makeover in the cover department. I really didn't like the covers with the models on them, it just wasn't right for the series. So I've gone back and created graphic illustration covers, and they're AMAZING. Hmm, what else? Oh! I am going to start a little merchandise store on the website that will have Mugs, Tote Bags, Stubby Coolers, T's and maybe a couple of other little things. The designs are complete for the first lot so I'll try get them uploaded asap. But I have a sick little boy who is extremely clingy and needy right now so it might not happen before Moments of Clarity's release. We'll see.
**UPDATED April 26th 2017** Hey there, At the moment I'm working on Moments of Clarity. I haven't mentioned this one before because I wasn't sure if I was going to do it, but after the positive response to Moments of Beauty I decided to go for it. Moments of Clarity is book 2 in the Moments Series and will follow Chance. I don't want to giveaway anything from Moments of Beauty so I won't go into too much detail now, but I'm aiming for a June release. I finally got myself a PA and she's freaking amazing. Wish I'd done it sooner. Anastasia will occasionally be posting on my FB page and in my readers group. That frees up time for me to write so YAY. Oh, I'm also toying with the idea of putting out weekly or monthly short stories. Which is insane because I'm not sure where I'm going to find the time to do it. But whatevs. I'll figure it out I'm sure. That's all for right now.
**UPDATED Feb 26th 2017** Hi! Okay, what's new? I've nearly finished writing Moments of Beauty. This book was inspired by the song Closer by The Chainsmokers. Now I don't mean I made the story that plays out in the song into a book, but every time I heard that song a different story would play out in my head, and that's the story I've written. Moments of Beauty takes place in two parts, five years apart. But don't worry, it's all one book. The main character Hux, is the predominant voice in this book, but as is my style, there is also his leading lady, Eliza's perspective too. I've really enjoyed writing this book, it's the first one that I've sat down and done some rough plotting, but in saying that, it's very rough. lol I can't help my pantster ways. Like today for instance, a character entered that I had no intention of even creating, yet there he is, and he's changed the whole flow of things. So now I'm left figuring out how to make that work. But it will, I'm sure of it. For now all I can give you is a tentative release date or Mid-Late March, and the blurb, enjoy!
Ugly. It's the only word to describe my upbringing.
It drove my need to capture every moment of beauty I could find. A glimpse of a mother’s love. A feather floating in the breeze. A ray of sunshine emerging on a rainy day.
And then there was her, Eliza Quinn, she signified everything I didn’t deserve. She showed me more beauty than I ever thought possible. And I took it all, despite knowing I was going to leave her, and never come back.
Leaving her five years ago was my biggest mistake, and my greatest regret. Now I need to make amends. I thought leaving her was the hardest thing I’d ever have to do, but that was before I knew I had to win her back.
Okay, that's all I can share for now, I'll update again soon. xo JB
**UPDATED October 18th 2016** So I've finally finished What If It's Right? And I'm really happy with it. It's already gone through one round of edits and is currently with Beta's who will rip it apart and tell me to fix it. This is honestly my favourite stage. It really polishes the story and enables me to give you the best possible version of it. The blurb has been re-written and is now perfect. And the release date has also been set as November 26th, my mother's birthday. WESTON I have a problem. A big freaking problem. Her name is Tory Dixon. I’ve been in love with her since I was 17. The problem you ask? She’s kinda my best friends mum. VICTORIA I have a six foot, three inches tall, 22 year-old, problem. His name is Weston Banks. I’ve been pretending he doesn’t have feelings for me for the last six years. You see, fourteen years ago, I became my nephews guardian. And Weston, well, he’s my nephew’s best friend. Which makes him ten years my junior and oh so deliciously complicated.
I'm so in love with this story. *le sigh* Right, I'm off to bed, tootle-loo. xox
**UPDATED July 20th 2016** After finishing Fierce Attraction a story I'd been dwelling on for a while started talking to me so I started writing it. Long story short, I'm over 13K in on it and it looks like it will be out by the end of the year. Meaning I've had to again, put The Parlor and Vipers Den 4&5 on hold. Sorry to all those who are eagerly awaiting those books. But I have to write what's in my head otherwise I'm not 100% invested in the story while I'm writing it and that just won't do. The book I'm working on is called What If It's Right? And it's a wee bit taboo, in that the characters have a 10 year age gab between them. And he is her son/nephew's best friend. *Bounces eyebrows* figure that one out. *wink* Here's the blurb... WESTON I have a problem. A big freaking problem. Her name is Tory Dixon. I’ve been in love with Tory going on six years. The problem you ask? She’s kinda my best friends mum. VICTORIA I have a problem. A big freaking problem. His name is Weston Banks. I’ve been pretending he’s not interested in me going on six years. The problem you ask? He’s my nephew/son’s best friend. And ten years my junior.
I'm intensely in love with Weston and Victoria/Tory. Their story is raw and beautiful. That's all from me for now! Fierce Attraction will be releasing in 4 days! So much to do before then, so I'm off.
**UPDATED June 20th 2016** I wrote 'THE END' on Fierce Attraction yesterday. It's a great feeling. It's now with my amazing beta. When she sends it back, I'll go through her suggestions and fix and plot holes etc. Then it will go off to my editor. Busy, busy. I think it will be ready to roll out in July sometime. I'll have a release date soon. That's all for now, xox JB
**UPDATED May 23rd 2016 I have hit the half way mark on Fierce Attraction. WOO! And I've booked in with an editor for late next month, meaning it should be ready for publishing sometime in July. I've also just had the cover for The Parlor done. It's gorgeous! I'm so happy with it, its perfect. I've booked it in with my editor on December 1st. That will give me plenty of time to focus on the release of Fierce Attraction, then I can turn my attention back to finishing The Parlor. Release will be sometime in January. And lastly, I really wanted to get the next Vipers Den book out this year too, but the year is flying by. I will try my damnedest to get it done and hopefully send it to the editor along with The Parlor. If I can manage that, I'll do a soft launch around New Years then a big release blitz during January sometime. As you can see, I've got a lot on my plate for the next few months. So please be patient with me and keep an eye out for Fierce Attraction in July sometime. xoxox JB
**UPDATED March 21st 2016 Righto, well I've had a super busy year so far. Things are finally starting to slow down a bit and I can focus on my writing again. THANK GOD! I started working on Fierce Attraction (Axel's Book), last week, and it's coming along great. I know I shouldn't say it but I'm going to anyway... Axel is my favourite. *le sigh*
Umm in other news I've updated the covers for Vipers Den! I'm very much in love with them. And I promise I'll stop messing with them now. I haven't had a chance to update the mini paperback covers on createspace yet, but I'll get to it soon.