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January 1st, 2020

Happy New Year!!!

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Happy New Year! *throws confetti* I can hardly believe we're entering into a new decade already. It seems like just yesterday we were all in a whirl of excitement over the start of a new century, and here we are twenty years in now. It feels a bit surreal.

2019 was a year of changes for me. I moved into a new, much bigger house with a nice big yard, in a beautiful neighborhood that I'm still adjusting to realizing is my new home. I love it here. This past week I hosted our annual family overnight get-together on Christmas Eve, which I've never been able to do before. There were pull-out couches and daybeds and air mattresses everywhere, and there was still room to spare for everyone. It was chaotic and stressful and absolutely wonderful, and I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to experience it. It takes a long while for a new house to start feeling like a home, but building these kinds of memories is definitely taking steps in the right direction.

This was also a year of changes for me in the writing world. I switched publishers and went through a lengthy transition period where I re-rereleased all of my old books with new covers and edits. It felt like a monumental task, but I actually got it done. Whew! I only released one new novel, The Magician's Apprentice. I had plans to release the books in the Dragon Mage Chronicles as well, but time got away from me what with work and some annoyingly persistent health problems getting in the way.

But that brings me to my next topic, which is looking ahead to my plans for 2020. I intend to release the Dragon Mage Chronicles very early this year, as well as the fourth and final book in the Sacred Guardian Series. I also have new writing in progress, including a new novel titled The Demon Thief that I am extremely excited about. Now that I'm settling into my new home and my life seems to be calming down into a semi-predictable pattern once again, I'm thinking I should be able to focus more on my writing and getting all of these vivid ideas and worlds that live in my head out there to share with all of you. It's so hard to focus on creativity when life is in a period of upheaval, whether it's good or bad.

So once again, I hope you have a happy, happy New Year. I wish all of you the very best of everything this year: the best books to read, the best friends to share your time with, the best memories to build and keep with you forever. Over this past year and a half of chaos in my life, I've learned that it's important to focus on the small things that bring you joy even if the larger picture begins to feel a bit overwhelming. Just taking a moment to enjoy the sight of a sunset, or the smell of rain, a kind word from a stranger at the grocery store, or the way my cat purrs when she sits curled up next to me on the couch in the evening. Little moments of happiness can add up to a whole lot of joy, if you don't allow them to pass by unappreciated.

Wishing all of you a safe and amazing 2020!!! :)

October 9th, 2019

Love Bytes Review

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The Magician's Apprentice was recently reviewed on the Love Bytes (LGBTQ Book Reviews) blog and received 4.5 stars!!! I'm so happy with the success this book has been having. Over a month in and it's still in the top 10 in LGBT fantasy on Amazon! I put so much into this story over so many years, it's wonderful beyond words to be having this experience now.

>> Read the Review here.

For those of you who are wondering, the Dragon Mage Chronicles will be released soon as well. I'm doing a final editing of the books and hope to be releasing them very soon.

Thanks again to everyone who has offered me so much support and encouragement in my writing over the years. You all are an amazing group of people. :)

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September 11th, 2019

Ebook giveaway!

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I'm giving away a free ebook of my new m/m fantasy novel The Magician's Apprentice to one lucky winner! The giveaway starts now and ends September 18th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. To enter, just click the link below to visit The Blogger Girls' website and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway:

   https://thebloggergirls.com/2019/09/11/the-magicians-apprentice-by-j-a-jaken-exclusive-excerpt-giveaway/





September 1st, 2019

THE MAGICIAN'S APPRENTICE is now available!!!

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Ready for adventure and romance in a world filled with magic and dragons? The Magician's Apprentice by J.A. Jaken is now available!!!

     Buy Link (Kindle ebook): getBook.at/MagApp
     Buy Link (Smashwords ebook): www.smashwords.com/books/view/954309
     Buy Link (paperback): getBook.at/MagAppPB


The Magician's Apprentice
by J.A. Jaken


Novel (108,000 words)
Genre(s): Fantasy/Adventure, M/M Romance

Jander Teregnan has never wanted anything more than to become a mage--to serve his king and defend his country as he explores his natural talent at commanding the strange power known as magic. Of course every apprentice needs a master, which comes with its own set of challenges...especially when the master he's chosen for himself is none other than Andrei Teresh, personal advisor to the king and master mage of the city of Vallerin.

Andrei, however, has more pressing problems on his mind than dealing with the unsolicited advances of one untrained mage-apprentice. A fierce and merciless army of unknown intent is sweeping across the land, threatening the kingdom he has sworn to protect. Even worse, dragons--long thought to have withdrawn from the world of mankind--are emerging once again and spreading chaos in their wake. Somehow, Jander must find a way to help; not only to prove that he can be of use in the defense of his kingdom and become a mage, but also to secure his place at the side of the man he hopes to claim as master both of his magic and his heart.


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August 24th, 2019

The Magician's Apprentice in paperback! @_@

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I've received the proof for the paperback version of The Magician's Apprentice, and it is so beautiful!!! This story was 20 years in the making, and it feels absolutely unreal to hold this newest incarnation of it in my hands right now. It's changed a bit since the original version that I posted to the egroup all those years ago, with added scenes and depth to flesh out the characters and the world they live in. But it's still the same story I fell in love with way back then.

Just a reminder that if you are interested in being a reviewer for the book, I can offer you a free ARC copy of the ebook before its official release. Just send me an email at rushlight75@gmail.com (or post the email address you want me to send it to in the comments below) to let me know you're interested and I'll send it over to you right away. Be sure to let me know which version of the ebook you'd like (mobi, epub, or pdf). I'm really hoping to get as many reviews posted as I can so the book will reach the largest possible audience. If you're willing to help out with this I would really, really appreciate it. :)

If you would like to see more information about the book, you can find it on my website here:

http://jajaken.com/novels/magiciansapprentice.htm

And I've recently revamped the webpage for the Dragon Mage Chronicles series, which follows after:

http://jajaken.com/novels/dragonmagechronicles.htm

Feel free to check them out. I'm especially excited over the book covers for the Chronicles series. :)




August 18th, 2019

Looking for reviewers

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My m/m fantasy novel The Magician's Apprentice is in the final stages of publishing. The release date is scheduled for September 1, 2019. I'm so very excited!!!

I have ARC ebook copies of the novel available for anyone who's willing to post a review of the book on Amazon after it goes live. If you're interested, please either leave me a note in the comments below or contact me at rushlight75 (at) gmail.com

Thanks so much! :)





The Magician's Apprentice
by J.A. Jaken

Novel (108,000 words)
Genre(s): Fantasy/Adventure, M/M Romance


Jander Teregnan has never wanted anything more than to become a mage--to serve his king and defend his country as he explores his natural talent at commanding the strange power known as magic. Of course every apprentice needs a master, which comes with its own set of challenges...especially when the master he's chosen for himself is none other than Andrei Teresh, personal advisor to the king and master mage of the city of Vallerin.

Andrei, however, has more pressing problems on his mind than dealing with the unsolicited advances of one untrained mage-apprentice. A fierce and merciless army of unknown intent is sweeping across the land, threatening the kingdom he has sworn to protect. Even worse, dragons--long thought to have withdrawn from the world of mankind--are emerging once again and spreading chaos in their wake. Somehow, Jander must find a way to help; not only to prove that he can be of use in the defense of his kingdom and become a mage, but also to secure his place at the side of the man he hopes to claim as master both of his magic and his heart.

August 16th, 2019

THE MAGICIAN'S APPRENTICE

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I just got the ebook proof for The Magician's Apprentice, and it is so very beautiful!!! Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow. This story is incredibly dear to my heart, and I put a lot of myself into creating this newest version of it. I can't wait to share it with all of you. *bounces excitedly*

You can find more info about the book series it's a part of on my website here: www.jajaken.com/novels/dragonmagechronicles.htm

I'll post the release date here as soon as I get more information. :D





The Magician's Apprentice
by J.A. Jaken

Novel (110,000 words)
Genre(s): Fantasy/Adventure, M/M Romance


Jander Teregnan has never wanted anything more than to become a mage--to serve his king and defend his country as he explores his natural talent at commanding the strange power known as magic. Of course every apprentice needs a master, which comes with its own set of challenges...especially when the master he's chosen for himself is none other than Andrei Teresh, personal advisor to the king and master mage of the city of Vallerin.

Andrei, however, has more pressing problems on his mind than dealing with the unsolicited advances of one untrained mage-apprentice. A fierce and merciless army of unknown intent is sweeping across the land, threatening the kingdom he has sworn to protect. Even worse, dragons--long thought to have withdrawn from the world of mankind--are emerging once again and spreading chaos in their wake. Somehow, Jander must find a way to help; not only to prove that he can be of use in the defense of his kingdom and become a mage, but also to secure his place at the side of the man he hopes to claim as master both of his magic and his heart.

August 12th, 2019

THE OUROBOROS PROPHECY now in print!!!

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Drumroll please! The Ouroboros Prophecy, sequel to Pathfinder, is now available in paperback. *happy dance*

     Buy Link (print): getBook.at/Path2PB

     Buy Link (Kindle ebook): getBook.at/pathfinder2

     Buy Link (Smashwords ebook): www.smashwords.com/books/view/936288

Summary:
A vision drawn from the mind of a dying member of an Outrider clan draws Shai and Lorne back into the city of Nhil-Rhar, where they are pulled into a deadly conspiracy. Pathfinders are having dreams of destruction and chaos, criminal factions are battling openly in the streets, and a mysterious virus has been unleashed in the Agency's computers. On the fringes of it all lurks a dark figure that Shai can sense but not see, a figure that is neither pathfinder nor guide yet somehow--impossibly--more powerful than both. Time is running out, and if he doesn't solve the mystery of the ouroboros prophecy, not only his life but the lives of the Outriders and everyone in Nhil-Rhar will be forfeit.



Wow, I hadn't realized how long this book was until I saw how many printed pages it turned out to be. Part of me still can't believe I finally wrote this story (it's been years in the planning), but here is the undeniable proof of it in my hands. These are the days that make me very happy to be a writer. :)

August 9th, 2019

PATHFINDER now in print!!!

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It's finally here!!! My m/m scifi novel Pathfinder is now available in paperback. Here are the links where you can find it:

     Buy Link (print): getBook.at/PathPB

     Buy Link (Kindle ebook): getBook.at/pathfinder

     Buy Link (Smashwords ebook): www.smashwords.com/books/view/934973

Summary:
Shai discovers he is a pathfinder and is desperate to find a genetically suitable partner to prevent his extrasensory talents from running amok. Unfortunately those talents make him a target for the brutal crime lords and other violent denizens who inhabit the city of Nhil-Rhar. Shai needs to learn how to use his pathfinder senses—no matter how much they terrify him—before he's trapped in a partnership that will enslave him for the rest of his life.



This story has gone through so many incarnations since it was first written, all the way back in 2003 when I was approached by MAS-Zine (an online publication of m/m abuse themed original fiction) and asked if I might like to contribute a story to their publication. I had never written original fiction before then (fandom was my entire world in those days), at least not any that I shared with anyone other than myself. But I was encouraged by the interest and intrigued by the idea, and I very much wanted to be a part of this project. So to my computer I went, and I began to write.

I had no idea the story would turn out to be so complex, or so beloved by so many readers who have contacted me over the years to tell me how much they enjoyed reading it. Through the writing I also fell in love with Shai and Lorne and the dystopian world they inhabited, and I very much wanted to see their story continue. It took a long time, but I finally succeeded in that goal as well when I wrote the sequel to Pathfinder, which I called The Ouroboros Prophecy. If it's possible, I think I love that story even more than the original. ♥

And after all of that, there's still a sense of unreality every time I hold a printed novel that I've written in my hands. I love the sound of the flipping pages, and looking at the words to see characters and scenes that I created coming to life on the page right there in front of me. It feels a bit like a reward for all of the blood, sweat, and tears that go into writing a book. It reminds me why I go through all of the trouble and effort to write the stories I do, to create these worlds. Or at least to put down on paper the worlds that live inside my head. ^_^

The print version of The Ouroboros Prophecy is also in the process of being published and will be available very soon!

July 27th, 2019

Now available in paperback!!!

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The Charming is now available in paperback!!! Here are the links where you can find it:

     Buy Link (print): getBook.at/CharmPB

     Buy Link (ebook): getBook.at/JAcharm

Summary:
Clayton MacAllister is a man who has let life pass him by. Haunted by the loss of his first love, he's given up on it all—work, family, even himself—until the night when a mysterious stranger named Mal approaches him at a bar and begins to insinuate himself into Clay's life. At first Clay is flattered by the attention and gives himself up willingly to Mal's insidious seduction, but over time he begins to recognize the darker edge to Mal's charms and the lures Clay has begun to submit himself to. However, by the time he recognizes the truth of what he's fallen prey to, it might be too late to escape.

This is the first of my recent re-releases that has been converted to print format. I'm always so excited by it!!! There's really nothing like holding a paperback of a novel I've written in my hands, to feel the weight of it and flip through the pages. ♥ ♥ ♥

I plan to work on releasing the others very soon!

July 26th, 2019

Paperback version

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I've been working hard preparing the paperback version of The Charming, and just submitted the final draft for review on KDP! I'm anxious because this is the first paperback book I've released using Amazon's new print distribution center instead of CreateSpace. It's actually quite a bit easier, I think, and I believe it went really well. I'll post a link to it here just as soon as it becomes active.

If this one turns out to be a success, I'll go ahead and convert each of my other re-releases to paperback as well. It will take a little bit of time, but not as much as I was originally anticipating.

Thank you to all of you who have been so supportive during this process. I can't tell you how much your encouragement has meant to me. ♥

For those of you who might be interested in the ebook version of The Charming, you can find it here:

Buy Link (Amazon): getBook.at/JAcharm


Clayton MacAllister is a man who has let life pass him by. Haunted by the loss of his first love, he's given up on it all—work, family, even himself—until the night when a mysterious stranger named Mal approaches him at a bar and begins to insinuate himself into Clay's life. At first Clay is flattered by the attention and gives himself up willingly to Mal's insidious seduction, but over time he begins to recognize the darker edge to Mal's charms and the lures Clay has begun to submit himself to. However, by the time he recognizes the truth of what he's fallen prey to, it might be too late to escape.



July 12th, 2019

Entering the House of Silence (anthology)

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Entering the House of Silence is now available! Four young men find themselves drawn to the service of the House of Silence, the famous brothel that caters to the whims of the elite and powerful. One of them discovers how intense that service can be. An anthology of stories set in the House of Silence:

     Buy Link (Amazon): getBook.at/EtHOS

The House of Silence is the story of an elite male bordello that centers around the male prostitutes and the clients whose lives are impacted there. The series follows the intertwining stories of several different characters, both staff and visitors to the establishment, to create a tale of sensuality, mystery, intrigue, and romance.

"The author takes you on a fantastically written journey to an alternate reality of old-worldly grandeur, in which an opulent brothel with secret passageways is home to beautiful young men and their charismatic, but mysterious master, Charon Marque. [...] You, too, will get sucked into the seductive world inside the House and the lives of its occupants."
-The Blog of Sid Love





Find out more about the House of Silence series here: http://www.jajaken.com/novels/houseofsilence.htm




July 10th, 2019

THE CHARMING is now available!

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The Charming is now available!!! This is a book where I let my id run free for a bit, indulging a little of my darker side. Gay paranormal fantasy with a darker edge, this one presses a lot of my semicon and m/m erotica buttons:

Buy Link (Amazon): getBook.at/JAcharm

Clayton MacAllister is a man who has let life pass him by. Haunted by the loss of his first love, he's given up on it all—work, family, even himself—until the night when a mysterious stranger named Mal approaches him at a bar and begins to insinuate himself into Clay's life. At first Clay is flattered by the attention and gives himself up willingly to Mal's insidious seduction, but over time he begins to recognize the darker edge to Mal's charms and the lures Clay has begun to submit himself to. However, by the time he recognizes the truth of what he's fallen prey to, it might be too late to escape.

Some reader reviews:

"This story is darkly erotic and extremely well written. You are pulled into the scenes and you can actually feel Clay’s unease even as you feel his pleasure, you feel his neediness even as you feel his questioning of his own actions, and you feel his desperation even as you feel his hopelessness."

"So much of this story hit all the right spots for me. I loved reading about the devious nature of Mal's relationship with Clayton. I loved the gradual build of debauchery that Clayton is slowly forced into."

"This story draws you into a world where a man’s pleasure overshadows his unease, where he will endure discomfort and fear for the eventual blissful release of orgasm, and when he eventually does begin to question his reactions, he begins to see the truth, but it could be too late."




July 4th, 2019

THE CHARMING is now available for preorder!

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In the mood for a gay paranormal thriller with a darker edge? The Charming is now available for preorder!!! It will be released on Monday, July 8th.

Buy Link (Amazon): getBook.at/JAcharm

Clayton MacAllister is a man who has let life pass him by. Haunted by the loss of his first love, he's given up on it all—work, family, even himself—until the night when a mysterious stranger named Mal approaches him at a bar and begins to insinuate himself into Clay's life. At first Clay is flattered by the attention and gives himself up willingly to Mal's insidious seduction, but over time he begins to recognize the darker edge to Mal's charms and the lures Clay has begun to submit himself to. However, by the time he recognizes the truth of what he's fallen prey to, it might be too late to escape.

Some reader reviews:

"This story is darkly erotic and extremely well written. You are pulled into the scenes and you can actually feel Clay’s unease even as you feel his pleasure, you feel his neediness even as you feel his questioning of his own actions, and you feel his desperation even as you feel his hopelessness."

"So much of this story hit all the right spots for me. I loved reading about the devious nature of Mal's relationship with Clayton. I loved the gradual build of debauchery that Clayton is slowly forced into."

"This story draws you into a world where a man’s pleasure overshadows his unease, where he will endure discomfort and fear for the eventual blissful release of orgasm, and when he eventually does begin to question his reactions, he begins to see the truth, but it could be too late."




June 7th, 2019

The House of Silence is now available!!!

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The House of Silence series is now available!!!

"The author takes you on a fantastically written journey to an alternate reality of old-worldly grandeur, in which an opulent brothel with secret passageways is home to beautiful young men and their charismatic, but mysterious master, Charon Marque. [...] You, too, will get sucked into the seductive world inside the House and the lives of its occupants."
-The Blog of Sid Love

The House of Silence is an elite male bordello catering to the obscenely rich. No matter how extreme or mundane the fantasy, the House is rumored to serve. Master Charon employs a group of versatile, beautiful young men, some lewd, some innocent, many with tragic pasts and hidden secrets of their own, who depend on him for safety. This unpredictable mix erupts when danger threatens. A powerful nobleman strikes out at Charon and his staff, seeking to destroy them all if he's not given what he wants: one of the boys to keep for his own.

Buy Links:

The House of Silence volume 1: getBook.at/HoS1
The House of Silence volume 2: getBook.at/HoS2
The House of Silence volumes 1 and 2 (combined set): getBook.at/HoS12
The House of Silence volume 3: getBook.at/HoS3

Find more info about the series on my website here: www.jajaken.com/novels/houseofsilence.htm





Here is what some readers are saying about the books:


"I recommend this to anyone that likes Lords, rich business men, Cabals, dark fantasy, M/M erotica, sensual steamy sex, BDSM (not the soft and flowery kind), D/s, mystery, and intrigue- it’s all here, and more."

"Wow, this is so well-written that I am amazed by it and will be reading the other books in this series. The setting, the tone, the mood... everything just pulled me in."

"What a heart gripping emotional roller coaster well written and plot driven book. Each character in this book grabs at you and never let go. I have finished books 1 and 2 a couple days now and gosh what an impression it left. Each character was written with their own specific persona that added to the development of the plot. I cried, laughed, and struggled along with these characters which makes the impact even greater."

"I guarantee you will fall in love with Reiji, Danny, Tam, Vincent, Brand, Lord Ander, and the heart of this family Charon. Must Must Must BUY!"

"Quite a good erotic romance/suspense story, well written and edited, great character development."

"A strong showing for a first book in a new series. Very talented author. Highly recommended!"

"This book has great sex scenes, a good plot, and keeps you interested all the way through."

"Wow! Can we say that The House of Silence books were the surprise of the year for me?"

"I think what makes this book and the series of books work is that Jaken takes the time to develop interesting, 3-D characters. The characters are complicated and like real people they have strengths and weaknesses."

"I loved Charon and his boys. Each was well developed, wonderfully flawed, and ultimately likeable. Add an uptight cop, a mysterious patron, and a lonely lord, sprinkle in a few despicable bad guys, and you've got a sexy, intriguing story."

May 28th, 2019

The House of Silence (now available for preorder!)

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Welcome to the House of Silence....

"The author takes you on a fantastically written journey to an alternate reality of old-worldly grandeur, in which an opulent brothel with secret passageways is home to beautiful young men and their charismatic, but mysterious master, Charon Marque. [...] You, too, will get sucked into the seductive world inside the House and the lives of its occupants."
-The Blog of Sid Love

The House of Silence is the story of an elite male bordello that centers around the male prostitutes and the clients whose lives are impacted there. The series follows the intertwining stories of several different characters, both staff and visitors to the establishment, to create a tale of sensuality, mystery, intrigue, and romance.

I am very happy to announce that the first three volumes in the House of Silence series are now available for preorder! They will be released on June 7, 2019. In addition, there is an option to purchase the first two volumes (Exodus and Ricochet) together as a combined set.

Find more info on the series here: www.jajaken.com/novels/houseofsilence.htm



Exodus and Ricochet (The House of Silence Volumes 1 & 2 Combined Set)
Buy Link (Amazon): getBook.at/HoS12
Buy Link (Smashwords): www.smashwords.com/books/view/941473




Exodus: The House of Silence Volume #1
Buy Link (Amazon): getBook.at/HoS1
Buy Link (Smashwords): www.smashwords.com/books/view/941473

Novel (101,000 words)
Genre(s): Gothic, Suspense, BDSM, M/M
The House of Silence is an elite male bordello catering to the obscenely rich. No matter how extreme or mundane the fantasy, the House is rumored to serve. Master Charon employs a group of versatile, beautiful young men, some lewd, some innocent, many with tragic pasts and hidden secrets of their own, who depend on him for safety. This unpredictable mix erupts when danger threatens. A powerful nobleman strikes out at Charon and his staff, seeking to destroy them all if he's not given what he wants: one of the boys to keep for his own.





Ricochet: The House of Silence Volume #2
Buy Link (Amazon): getBook.at/HoS2
Buy Link (Smashwords): www.smashwords.com/books/view/941469

Novel (70,000 words)
Genre(s): Gothic, Suspense, BDSM, M/M
The sanctuary of The House of Silence is shattered when an influential client presents Master Charon with an ultimatum: hand over Vincent, or he'll destroy the House. When Charon refuses, he is plunged into a nightmare of reprisals, forcing him and his beautiful young men to fight for their lives, their sanity, and their right to exist. Why are some powerful men willing to destroy the House of Silence to get hold of one male prostitute? What secret threatens the governments of two countries? Charon, Phoebe - the head of security - and all the young men of the House of Silence will have to work together, tapping into long-hidden resources and long-denied histories for their safety and survival. To thwart the forces aligning against them, they'll need to unlock the secrets buried deep in the House's past. How much is one man's life worth to them?





Consort: The House of Silence Volume #3
Buy Link (Amazon): getBook.at/HoS3
Buy Link (Smashwords): www.smashwords.com/books/view/941471

Novel (137,000 words)
Genre(s): Gothic, Suspense, BDSM, M/M
On the surface, the business of the infamous House of Silence is obvious enough, but its carefully cultivated veneer of political neutrality is threatened when a lover from Master Charon’s youth arrives with an urgent message from the queen, prompting jealousy from Reiji and putting the whole house on edge. The House’s unique resources are called upon to investigate one of the local cabals which is overstepping its bounds, snatching up disproportionate amounts of territory and capital beyond its domain. When Tam goes missing, Charon and the boys are caught up in a web of intrigue, peril, and sensuality that may end up costing them their lives.

May 24th, 2019

NICHOLI'S VENGEANCE is now available!

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Nicholi's Vengeance by J.A. Jaken is now available!!!

Buy Link (Amazon Kindle): getBook.at/NsV
Buy Link (Smashwords): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/939751

Novel (110,000 words)
Genre(s): Gay, Fantasy, Slavefic
Nicholi’s world goes up in flames when soldiers invade his country, leaving chaos in their wake. Captured and enslaved in a foreign land, Nicholi struggles to cope with the nightmare of slavery and adapt to the terrifying and inexplicable world he is thrust into. He draws courage from a steadfast determination to get justice for his murdered family and—he hopes—peace to himself by finding and killing the man responsible for the destruction of his village. Yet through it all, Nicholi’s greatest enemy might not be foreign powers or enemy soldiers, or even in the self-serving machinations of his fellow slaves, but himself.

Here are some reader reviews:

"NICHOLI'S VENGEANCE is a world-spanning, epic tale of courage, vengeance, and sacrifice with a varied cast of richly drawn characters...which, at its heart, satisfied my itch for m/m slavefic every step of the way."

"This hooked me from the first chapter. The story veers away from the typical rescuer-romance tropes, instead presenting a variety of counterparts that have their own flaws, desires, and problems to deal with... If you're a fan of slavefic, this is one you won't want to miss!"

"I really liked this story, it has it all: love, hate, vengeance, captivity, war, slave, master, and an incredible story that should not be missed. Enjoy the ride!!"

"I just finished reading this book for the second time. It's wonderful to find a book that can actually make you be emotionally involved with characters that have many levels to their personalities (just like real people!)"

"I'm glad to say the story here was solid with very likeable characters who were easy to relate to. I was rooting for Nicki the whole time."

"This story veers away from the typical rescuer-romance tropes, instead presenting a variety of counterparts that have their own flaws, desires, and problems to deal with. The supporting characters really drew me in; they seemed so real and lifelike. The lines blur between good and bad, slave and free, desired and feared."

"As the story progresses, the clearly defined villain becomes a bit less clear, raising the question of who is really the bigger offender in the enslavement of others: the individual directly responsible, or the society that allows it to be done."




May 19th, 2019

Nicholi's Vengeance

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Nicholi's Vengeance is now available for preorder!!! It will be released on May 24th.

Buy Link (Amazon Kindle): getBook.at/NsV
Buy Link (Smashwords): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/939751

"NICHOLI'S VENGEANCE is a world-spanning, epic tale of courage, vengeance, and sacrifice with a varied cast of richly drawn characters...which, at its heart, satisfied my itch for m/m slavefic every step of the way."
-- reader review

Novel (110,000 words)
Genre(s): Gay, Fantasy, Slavefic
Nicholi’s world goes up in flames when soldiers invade his country, leaving chaos in their wake. Captured and enslaved in a foreign land, Nicholi struggles to cope with the nightmare of slavery and adapt to the terrifying and inexplicable world he is thrust into. He draws courage from a steadfast determination to get justice for his murdered family and—he hopes—peace to himself by finding and killing the man responsible for the destruction of his village. Yet, through it all, Nicholi’s greatest enemy might not be foreign powers or enemy soldiers, or even in the self-serving machinations of his fellow slaves, but himself.




May 15th, 2019

New Release!

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What do you get when you mix m/m romance, historical fantasy, and bondage posts with just a touch of the paranormal? His Whipping Boy by J.A. Jaken:

Buy Link (Amazon Kindle): getBook.at/HWB

Novella (15,500 words)
Genre(s): Fantasy, Gay, Romance
Cedric de Breos was an average son from an average farmer’s family before he was chosen—by royal decree—to befriend Alain Tomolia, the solemn and enigmatic crown prince of Dunn. As Cedric dutifully pursues their strange friendship, he begins to suspect that Alain is haunted by a dark secret, one which has its roots sunk deep in the crown prince’s past. Cedric’s situation is complicated by the gradual realization that his intended purpose is not only to serve as companion to the crown prince but also as his surrogate in the whipping yard, taking the punishment for Alain’s misdeeds. Will Cedric find a way to come to terms with the resentment, pity, curiosity, and reluctant attraction he feels toward the crown prince, or will he allow the circumstances around them to command their fate?

Here are some reader reviews:

"This tale has a touch of the paranormal and a lovely dose of BDSM. The writing wonderfully sets up a sense of place and mystery, with a thread of melancholy and oppression running through... the cherry on top is the author’s wicked way with BDSM scenes."

"Excellent. This pretty much epitomizes what I am looking for in a work of erotic fiction."

"This short but fantastic treasure of a book is a keeper to reread over and over."

"The story surprised me, continually moving in unexpected directions that opened up deeper insights into Jaken's characters while never totally doing away with their fundamental mystery. Highly recommend."

"This is a full story about two genuinely complex leads, with an efficiently drawn fantasy/historical setting that was intriguing and plausible within the confines of the genre. Even more crucial, the 'erotic' elements were not gratuitous or just for titillation, but were absolutely essential to the world being drawn and the characters' psychology."




May 11th, 2019

HIS WHIPPING BOY

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What do you get when you mix m/m romance, historical fantasy, and bondage posts with just a touch of the paranormal? HIS WHIPPING BOY by J.A. Jaken:

Buy Link (Amazon Kindle): getBook.at/HWB
Buy Link (Smashwords): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/938650

AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER NOW!
RELEASE DATE: May 15, 2019

Cedric de Breos was an average son from an average farmer’s family before he was chosen—by royal decree—to befriend Alain Tomolia, the solemn and enigmatic crown prince of Dunn. As Cedric dutifully pursues their strange friendship, he begins to suspect that Alain is haunted by a dark secret, one which has its roots sunk deep in the crown prince’s past. Cedric’s situation is complicated by the gradual realization that his intended purpose is not only to serve as companion to the crown prince but also as his surrogate in the whipping yard, taking the punishment for Alain’s misdeeds. Will Cedric find a way to come to terms with the resentment, pity, curiosity, and reluctant attraction he feels toward the crown prince, or will he allow the circumstances around them to command their fate?

"This tale has a touch of the paranormal and a lovely dose of BDSM. The writing wonderfully sets up a sense of place and mystery, with a thread of melancholy and oppression running through... the cherry on top is the author’s wicked way with BDSM scenes."

"Excellent. This pretty much epitomizes what I am looking for in a work of erotic fiction."

"This short but fantastic treasure of a book is a keeper to reread over and over."

"The story surprised me, continually moving in unexpected directions that opened up deeper insights into Jaken's characters while never totally doing away with their fundamental mystery. Highly recommend."

"This is a full story about two genuinely complex leads, with an efficiently drawn fantasy/historical setting that was intriguing and plausible within the confines of the genre. Even more crucial, the 'erotic' elements were not gratuitous or just for titillation, but were absolutely essential to the world being drawn and the characters' psychology."




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