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It has been over a week and half since Breaking Faith went live. What a whirlwind. I knew it was going to be a roller coaster. Even with all the planning, I still felt like I was plummeting down a dark hole.
I’m finally starting to catch my breath.   The dust has started to settle from my landing into a published author category. Now the reviews are trickling in.
My brain is having a hard time wrapping itself around the fact that people are reading my book.
I can’t describe how weird it is to have people know my characters. Sure, when I am telling my face down naked patients about my book while running my elbow up and down their back I’m sharing my story, but now people I have never touched naked are learning about my characters.
Who The Fuck Are The JackholeS?
Can now be answered by over 200 people.
Yeah, it blows my mind too.
For people who have just been introduced into JackholeS territory I feel like I should explain some things. Everyone who has been with me through this journey so far already know my intentions with the JackholeS series. For you new comers lost in the craziness that is Joy’s World let me clear some things up.
Almost three years ago I wrote Breaking Faith. It was nearly 400k words long. I was new and didn’t do any research on word count. I just wrote my story. I didn’t expect to publish. How that came about is a whole other story.
I wrote Breaking Faith as a therapeutic exercise. At the time I was writing another book. A trilogy actually. When I was near the end of the first book I panicked. This story was all from my head. I created a whole new world and I explained mythological creatures in my own words. I wasn’t ready to share that story yet. So I stopped writing it 94k words into it.
I closed the document and opened another one. My fingers word vomited Breaking Faith. Obviously, I did not marry a lead singer of a band. I took some artistic liberties, but Faith and Jason’s story is close to my heart and memories.
I planned to make it two stories. When I finished Breaking Faith I spoke to other authors and realized I had a huge book on my hands. I broke it in half and shaved the first half down for two and half years.
People are upset it ended in a cliffhanger. The reason it did is because it’s half of what I wrote in one book. The first chapter I included of Surviving Faith was the original ending to Breaking Faith.
Dayna Elise talked me into ending it where I did. She has taken full responsibility for this choice.
I didn’t want people to hate me when I published the cliffhanger. I agonized and whined about it to anyone that would listen.  I tried to be prepared for the backlash I knew I would receive. I’m sorry to anyone who felt short changed in the ending.
Also, please know the second book is written. I need to add some scenes and polish it up before sending it to the editor, but it is done.
Also know the second book although it resolves most of the conflict it doesn’t resolve all of them. I leave one big conflict open.
Kill and Faith get three books. I have the covers for them and I can’t wait to unleash them on you. The third book Becoming Faith has four roughly written chapters done.
I promise the ending of Surviving Faith will not be as abrupt as Breaking Faith. Hopefully you will want more.
Also please know. After Kill and Faith I will write three more books in the JackholeS series.

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Ryans.
If you were in front of me I would be able to tell you every story line for all of the books. They are done in my head I just need to put them to keyboard.
I want to thank everyone who has read Breaking Faith and is willing to give Surviving Faith a chance.  I promise you will not be let down.
This journey has started another incline and I’m ready to take it on. The amount of support has been tremendous. With you guys along for the ride, I am so excited to see what the JackholeS will do.
THANK YOU!!!!!

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Posted: August 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Breaking Faith

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The JackholeS series part 1

by Joy Eileen

Synopsis

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Faith made the mistake of giving her heart to someone who didn’t deserve her. After making the decision to leave, she sought refuge at a bar full of misfits. They accepted Faith without question, and now they protect her as if she’s family. While putting the pieces of her life back together, she fights to keep her broken heart from falling for the moody lead singer of the JackholeS. A man named Kill. Killian has his own demons to battle, yet Faith brings out his protective side: a side he thought he’d buried long ago. Can Faith and Kill trust each other long enough to leave their pasts behind and find love? Or is the past too overpowering to allow anyone a chance at happiness?

WARNING: This book contains explicit non-consensual sex scenes. It contains strong language and adult situations. This book is not intended for anyone under 18. This is a series so this book does not end with resolution. Don’t worry the second book is already done and the third is being created. 🙂

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Excerpt:

Realizing I was half naked and pressed against him, I slowly backed away. The immediate sadness from the removal of his electricity was staggering.

His grin disappeared, and the laughter in his eyes was replaced with desire. I could see why girls all over Portland were infatuated with him. Just one fierce look, and I wanted to wrap myself around him until you couldn’t tell where he stopped and I began.

I took the step I had just taken away from him back toward him. We both inhaled sharply when our bodies collided.

He pulled in his bottom lip, raking his teeth over it until it popped out. My attention became rapt on his bottom lip and I wanted to bite it like he had just done.

The wet heat between my legs was on fire, and the only way I could think of getting rid of the burning ache was to have him buried deep within me. The look in his eyes, before my attention went to his lips, showed he was thinking the same thing.

My tongue darted out, and he groaned, making his chest rumble. The sound caused my nipples to pebble, aching along with the rest of my body for his attention.

He lowered his face to mine until our foreheads touched, our lips a breath away. Both of us were panting, the dull pain between my legs caused me to press my thighs together, trying to gain friction to help with the need building inside of me.

When I was about to break and press my lips to his, Kill turned around and stormed away, leaving me confused and unsatisfyingly hot.

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About the author

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Joy Eileen is a born bibliophile who becomes deeply engaged with her characters, and has devoured more books than she would like to admit. She becomes obsessed with happily-ever-afters, and will read any genre that fulfills that requirement. Evading the library is something she has been known to do, because after befriending the characters returning them would be a heartbreaking event. Books are held hostage on her bookshelf, and any author that makes her ugly cry becomes her sworn enemy. Nicholas Sparks is one of the many on the list of villains.

As a massage therapist, most of Joy’s stories come to her while working. With the sound of classical music, and snoring from a half covered hostage, characters are created. The victim (massage patient) has no idea that while their body is being manipulated, Joy has traveled into distant lands creating landscapes and inhabitants as she goes. Her patients should be wary as sometimes they are pulled into her stories and turned into characters. Hero or Foe? Well, that depends on how they tip.

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Book: Dutch (The Keeper Series #1)

Author: Madhuri Blaylock

Genre: Erotic Romance

A dark raunchy romance 

Releases 12th October
Synopsis:

Arrogant, handsome, and detached, deadly assassin Dutch Mathew has an insatiable appetite for bourbon, cigarettes, and women. A Keeper for The Gate, the shadowy organization designed to control Death and her Poochas, those reclaimers helping the dead cross back to life, he has three simple rules for anyone sharing his bed: no talking, no kissing, no touching.

Juma Landry is all about talking and kissing and touching. The more talking and kissing and touching, the better.

And as one of Death’s Poochas, the best in fact, she is Dutch’s next assignment. He is tasked with ending each and every one of her nine lives but with her sharp banter, beautiful smile, and hips made for all kinds of wickedness, she isn’t going to make that easy.
Set in New York City and Trivandrum, Dutch, The Keeper Series Book One, is a unique and sexy urban fairytale – a must read for anyone who likes their raunch with a twist of romance and a hint of magic. 

Watch for it to hit shelves 12th October
Pre-order links

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Meet the Author:

Madhuri is that Indian girl everyone thinks is Black, or Spanish, or Black and Spanish. She’s from down South, has lived in the New York City area for more than twenty years, and is proof that you can take the girl out of the South, but you can’t take the South out of the girl.
She loves Old Scout bourbon, tattoos, french fries, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, her mom’s Indian food, all kinds of naughty, filthy things, Friday Night Lights, coffee, and Martha’s Vineyard. She can wiggle her ears, flare her nostrils, and curl her tongue.
She is an introvert who can fool people into thinking she’s an extrovert, all the while wishing she was home alone, not having to speak to a soul, lost in a fantastical world of her own creation.
As the great Charles Bukowski said, she writes because it comes bursting out of her. She cannot stop it, nor does she want to.
She’s the author of the paranormal romance trilogy, The Sanctum, and the upcoming erotic romance, The Keeper Series. In a past life, when she was much sweeter and kind of shy, she developed and published the middle reader series, Ayesha’s Teenage Survival Files.
She does other things to pay the bills.


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youth
folly
naïveté
first love

anger
aggression
violence
brutality

escape
healing
Faith
Kill

For a debut novel, Joy Eileen spares no punches with BREAKING FAITH, the first book in her JackholeS Series. She dives right into the harsh shit, the violent shit, the scary shit and comes out on the other side, leaving her readers with a glimmer of hope, a ray of light, a hint of promise.

Right there, some of you who have read the book might say, hold up, Madhuri, you’ve got it all wrong, the book is full of hope and light and promise because Faith escaped, but that escape was only the beginning.

For those of you who have not read the book, I’m sad for you and also kind of laughing…because I’m a snarky bitch like that and kind of love the fact that I have an ARC and you…

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I cannot wait for Freak

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FREAK OUT is releasing Thursday August 20th. And for the release I wanted to do something NEW and different.

So I am organizing a Blog Hop/ Blitz. How it will work is participants will visit each FB author.blog page and enter to win a bunch of different giveaways and also be entered to win a GRAND PRIZE!! This is a great way to bring some traffic to your page as well.

The Blog Hop will take place only on facebook, but the Blitz will take place anywhere and everywhere.

With the book world constantly changing, I am constantly looking for new ways to promote, and of course help other struggling authors and blogs as well.

So this is a WIN/WIN for everyone!

Just sign up and I will email everything with instructions a few days before the BLOGHOPPALITZ!!!

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