Monday, January 31, 2011

More good review news!

HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF has been named a TOP PICK! for this month by the Romantic Times with 4.5 stars.

And...

I finally got a HOT rating! I'm so excited. I got MILD sensuality ratings for all three Jane books. But for the werewolves, I skipped over WARM and went straight for HOT! So yes, it's a little more naughty, but still the same humor and sass.

HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF will be released on Feb. 22, 2011. It's available for pre-order on Amazon.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

First Review for HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF

Yay! The first official review for HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF.

The reviewer at Fresh Fiction said, "Riveting Suspense, Hilarous Dialogue and Lusty Love Scenes Make This First of a New Series a Winner."

Read the full review here

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

And this is why I love him...

I'm always paranoid about using my phone while I'm driving. So to put one more obstacle between me and the temptation to check my texts and emails at stoplights, I installed the DriveSafe.ly app yesterday. It notifies you when you have a new message and reads it loud enough that you don't even have to look at the phone.

The only weird part is the voice is a cold, almost British-sounding lady. So now all of my friends sound really detached and aloof.

At dinner, I explained the new app to my husband, David, who was intrigued. I could almost see the wheels turning in his head. I turned my back to see to the dishes, and I heard a robotic female voice say, "I'm a naughty pirate. argh."

I turned around and saw David fiddling with his phone, typing out a text message.

I arched an eyebrow. "Really?"

"If you want my body and you think I'm sexy, come on sugar, let me know," the lady robot proclaimed.

I sighed as the child-like glee spread across his face.

"Hey, wench, stop reading my personal text messages," the voice said. "I want to talk to my wife. Love, David."

I leaned against the counter while he continued to type out more ridiculous/dirty messages. "This right here," I told him. "This is why I married you."

Hey, don't judge, it works for us.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The National Post helps me make Chicken Salad

When you’re a writer, you have to have a thick skin. On the off chance you manage to survive dozens of rejections from potential agents and then even more rejections from publishers, eventually, Lord willing, your book is going to be reviewed. It’s safe to say I have been criticized by some very well-qualified people. Still, I was taken by surprise by the following:

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/01/06/the-least-anticipated-books-of-2011/

That’s right, HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF has been listed as one of the LEAST ANTICIPATED books of 2011 by the National Post.

Eventually, I managed to giggle a little bit. I mean, when else am I ever going to be listed with Snooki, Star Jones or that angry-looking dude from the Black Eyed Peas?

And then I realized, the National Post did me a favor. Because, despite the fact that I am 99 percent sure he has never read a single word I’ve written, Mark Medley has just put my name and title out there for all of his readers to see. And he gave me the makings of a great blurb. “The next True Blood?" From your lips to God’s ears, pal.

So, I’m going to use this for all it’s worth. I’ll post it on my blog, my website, my Facebook page- my agent’s already Tweeted it. Heck, I might even ask my publisher to put it on a cover as a blurb.

And that, as my dear Mama would say, is making chicken salad out of… something else that chickens make.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Playlist for HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF



To help you get in the mood for HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF, I'm going to post the playlist I used while I was writing it.

To remind you of the plot:

Even in Grundy, Alaska, it’s unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem. Her surly neighbor Cooper Graham—who has been openly critical of Mo’s ability to adapt to life in Alaska—has trouble of his own. Werewolf trouble.

For Cooper, an Alpha in self-imposed exile from his dysfunctional pack, it’s love at first sniff when it comes to Mo. But Cooper has an even more pressing concern on his mind. Several people around Grundy have been the victims of wolf attacks, and since Cooper has no memory of what he gets up to while in werewolf form, he’s worried that he might be the violent canine in question.

If a wolf cries wolf, it makes sense to listen, yet Mo is convinced that Cooper is not the culprit. Except if he’s not responsible, then who is? And when a werewolf falls head over haunches in love with you, what are you supposed to do anyway? The rules of dating just got a whole lot more complicated. . . .


I was writing about Alaska, a place that's open and grand and sort of dramatic. And because the characters are dealing with issues a bit more serious than my previous books, I went a little more emo with the playlist. There's a shameful amount of techno, but there's some good stuff on here, a little road trip music, some sexy stuff, songs that sort of capture the sensations I was trying to imagine running and fighting as a wolf in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. I used some of the same songs for THE ART OF SEDUCING A NAKED WEREWOLF, I'll post that list next month.

Ramble On - Led Zepplin

Solisbury Hill - Peter Gabriel

Strange and Beautiful - Aqualung
(This is the song I heard in my head when I imagined Mo meeting Cooper. Everything in the room sort of slows down and all she can do is stare at his mouth. His yummy, toothy mouth.)

Lacrymosa - Evansecence

Haunted -Evanescence

Time is Running Out - Muse

Gravity of Love - Enigma

Heartless (Swinghouse Session) - The Fray
(Seriously, I love that song. It's Kanye without having to actually listen to Kanye.)

Black Milk - Massive Attack
(This is, well, the "getting down" song. It is weird that my characters have one? BTW, Mezzanine is such a great album. If you don't own it, you should.)

Icarus - Mythos

The Bird and the Worm - The Used

Unstoppable - ES Posthumus

Pompeii - ES Posthumus

Nara - ES Posthumus

My Lover's Gone - Dido

Apologize - Silverstein
(A slightly more rocked out version of the One Republic classic. Love it.)

Mother Just Can't Get Enough

HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF comes out on Feb. 22, 2011. Hope you enjoy the music!

Monday, January 3, 2011

WINNER for the Jane Porter Holiday Disaster Contest

Congratulations to Danielle Marie Peck and Virginia C! You have won copies of FLIRTING WITH FORTY by Jane Porter and my own book, AND ONE LAST THING. Just send your shipping information to jane.jameson AT hotmail.com and I will get those to you ASAP!