Very colorful and explosive fireworks!

On a Scale of 1 to 10…(News!)

On a scale of 1 to 10…I’m this excited:

Very colorful and explosive fireworks!

To translate, that’s, like, 15. Or maybe 20…

Or, maybe I’m just too excited to put a number on it!

See, I’ve had some news under my hat for a bit now, but, um, the word is officially out:

Screen shot of Jade's series announcement on Pub Lunch

Official posting from Pub Lunch

I am so, so thrilled to get to share this news! My fabulous agent Jessica Alvarez has been shopping around my erotic romance book for a little while, and I’m ecstatic that it’s been picked up by Carina Press—along with the rest of the series! The Assignment, The Discipline, and The Reward are all slated to be published starting sometime in late 2016 in the Lessons in Control series, and I seriously can’t be more delighted!

You may recall me mentioning the process of writing the first book in the series a couple times—it was a wild thing that just poured out of me at a bizarrely fast pace, and even though I put the continuation of the series aside for a while, I couldn’t stop imagining my characters resuming their tale. Theirs is a sexy, edgy, BDSM experience full of all sorts of adventures and heated exploration—and I have so much more to share with you in the coming months about not just the first book, but the whole series.

A giant thank you to Carina Press for taking a chance on my debut novel (and then second and third, too!), and to Jessica Alvarez for helping me on this journey!

Much more to report in the future, folks—but for now, please picture me bouncing around my house squealing (because it is totally happening)! 🙂

Thank you so much for being part of the excitement with me!


Black and white image bio of Jade between the sheets

Sign Your Name

I love contracts. Like truly, positively, super duper love them. They delight me to no end because I’m eternally grateful to have the opportunity to sign them. I hear that eventually, some authors lose their enthusiasm over contracts. I can’t quite wrap my brain around this concept, especially since I tend to operate anywhere between excited and seriously overly excited! when it comes to the Jade-Excitement-o-Meter (particularly with contracts). That’s just how I roll—a bit squealy and over-enthusiastic, most the time.

But here’s the deal—I’ve been waiting to share some thrilling news that involved a very important contract. It’s the kind of news that made the Jade-Excitement-o-Meter shoot into the high heavens before resulting in a fair amount of celebratory shenanigans. It’s something I’d been working on for a couple months, but now that it’s happened and I’m all signed and sealed…

I am delighted to share that my work is now represented by the lovely Jessica Alvarez of BookEnds Literary Agency.

Jade's signature

I’ve been working with Jessica for about a month, and even this early, I’m wowed. Currently we’re working on the book I finished writing earlier this year. It’s the first of a series, and I’m excited (again, excited!) to tell you more about it when we get further along in the process.

For now, I will just say I’m really damn enthralled (read: squealy and seriously wow kind of enthralled) to have Jessica represent my longer works!

Thank you for sharing the news with me.

Time for me to get back to work! 🙂