2020 went to hell in a handbasket

Well, my grand plans for writing in 2020 went down the shitter in a flaming ball of good intentions, set on fire by the proverbial molotov cocktail known as the COVID-19 pandemic. First it was because my job at the newspaper consumed my life as people were furloughed and I did the job of three people for more months than I want to think about. Then it was because I was hiring people back, training new hires, and getting the newspaper back on track. Just when things were starting to look somewhat normal again… my husband came home with COVID-19 and everyone in my house caught it. I’m still recovering, but over the worst of it. My goals now are to keep the newspaper on track as the pandemic worsens in our area and start writing again. So… that being said, below is the list of what I’m I’m planning to work on as of 11/21/2020. Below you will find a list of what I plan to work on between now and the end of 2024, in SERIES order – NOT RELEASE ORDER!

  • Paranormal Knockout Book Bash Anthology Story
  • Contemporary Knockout Book Bash Anthology Story
  • Ex Ops Series
  • Big Bad Bite Series
    • Cubs & Stripes (#3.5)
    • Gone With A Bite (#4 or #5)
    • Must Love Stripes (#4 or #5)
  • Hot Fur Series
    • Hot Fur the Bear
    • Hot Fur the Tiger
    • Hot Fur the Lion
  • Dead Series
    • Better Off Dead (#1)
    • Halfway Dead (#2)
    • Finally Dead (#3)
  • 911 In Love Series
    • Disturbing My Peace (#1)
    • Watch You Burn (#2)
    • Hold Me Together (#3)
  • Regulators MC – “stay tuned”

10/10/2020 is World Mental Health Day

As someone who suffers from Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and PTSD from an assault, I can not stress how important mental health is.

Many who have read my books have seen echoes of this message in some of my stories. That’s because… THIS IS IMPORTANT.

Mental health is pivotal, and understanding mental health is of even greater urgency. I encourage everyone to take this day to self evaluate their mental health. You have to learn to love YOURSELF before you can love anyone else in your life.

You are beautiful inside and out.

You are loved for who you are.

YOU ARE IMPORTANT.

So, please, do me a favor, and take care of yourself on this day, and every day afterwards.

Love,

Jessie Lane

P.S. If you would like some resources to good mental health, please feel free to check out these websites and consider speaking to a doctor or psychiatrist.

A) https://themighty.com/

B) https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/mental-well-being-resources-for-the-public


WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN JESSIE?

I know. I’ve been pretty absent. I promise there are good reasons for that. There’s a lot going on in the world in general, and that includes my little bubble too. COVID-19 is spreading in my county. We had a record breaking 12 new cases yesterday here. My kids are going nuts and getting depressed from being locked down in the house for months.
I had to make the hard decision to pull my 16 year old from public school because I didn’t feel like they were handling her mental health diagnoses properly. Instead I enrolled her into a private online high school that our local college accepted. That courageous and beautiful 16 year old Minion has now officially finished her private program and is graduated from high school before she ever technically hit her junior year. We’re going to take some time to work on her health and mental health for the next year or so before we get her started on college.
My youngest Minion has also had to be put on depression meds. I don’t mind sharing this information because I believe mental health is important and I haven’t been exactly shy about my own struggles through the years. Take care of yourself everyone! These are stressful times and there is no shame in going to see a doctor or a therapist if you need one.
Additionally, my dad has been having health issues that have resulted in two trips to the ER and an ambulance ride last night. Even my dog is depressed right now because she’s worried about my dad. We’re not exactly sure what’s going on, but needless to say, I need to take care of my daddy. I need to take care of my babies. I need to be there for my husband when he has his bad days too since he works in a high stress environment of running a 911 Emergency Dispatch Center during one of the most stressful times this country has seen in quite a while. And I need to be the manager of my newspaper so that we can efficiently disperse information to the public to help try and keep them safe.
Right now my priorities are my family (both personal and work) because they need me. So I might seem absent, but I swear I am online to check messages and emails when I can be.
I’m still writing in my spare time and still chugging away on my next two Ex Ops crossover books for Susan Stoker’s and Elle James’ worlds.
I’m still managing the Knockout Book Bash June 12, 2021 signing. I can’t wait for this event guys because to me it represents what will be a happier time in our world where COVID-19 is behind us and friends and readers can reunite for a long awaited hugs and a good time!
Between my family, my full time job, and writing… I’m just super busy.
So, please don’t think I’ve abandoned you, or any of my projects.
And if you have some spare good vibes or prayers you can send my family’s way, I would appreciate them.
PLEASE take care of yourselves!
Be safe, be kind and hang in there. We WILL get through this.
Love Always,
Jessie Lane

LAST CHANCE to get 10 FREE Ebooks!

Back in March I set a bunch of my ebooks to free for those who were stuck at home due to COVID-19. If you have not grabbed any of these ebooks and wanted to read them… DO IT NOW. Like, right now. I am setting them back to their prices after 5/05/2020.

I hope everyone who did grab these freebies enjoyed them and I also hope everyone is safe, healthy and happy. ❤ Jessie

TEN FREE Ebooks & TWO Ebooks in Kindle Unlimited:

Ice (Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense)
Big Bad Bite (Paranormal Romance)
Walk On The Striped Side (Paranormal Romance)
Secret Maneuvers (Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense)
Bullets and Bluebonnets (Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy)
Sweet Agony (Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense)
Bears Do It Better (Paranormal Romance)
The Alpha’s Secret Family (Paranormal Romance)
Hot Fur the Wolf (Paranormal Romance)
The Burning Star (Teen Paranormal Romance)
Immortal Enemies (Paranormal Romance) & Close Encounters of the Sexy Kind (Sort of Sci-Fi Romance) are NOT free but are in KINDLE UNLIMITED

Click on each title to go to it’s corresponding website page or click the link below to see all of my titles on one page! https://jessielanebooks.com/all-books/

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250,000 ebooks -> THANK YOU!

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My Dearest Readers,

I’m going to do my best to get through this without sobbing in an uncontrollable mess… This morning, each and every one of you gave me one of the greatest gifts of my entire life. Seriously, when I’m old and gray, looking back at the best moments of my life, this morning will be right up there in those memories. This morning I realized I had sold over 250,000 ebooks. No counting freebies, giveaways or paperbacks, just good old fashioned ebook sales. To say that I feel humbled and beyond blessed is the understatement of the century.

Honestly, short of me winning the Mega Millions, finding the world’s greatest vibrator, and seeing into the future to see that one day I will have a small army of grandchildren, nothing could possibly make this day any sweeter for me.

I don’t know what else to say other than THANK YOU.

Thank you for allowing me to chase this dream of being an author. Thank you for sticking with me when I went through years of medical problems battling severe depression, a BiPolar II diagnosis and severe medical reactions to medications that almost cost me my life. Thank you for letting me tell stories and characters to not only express myself, but also as a form of trying to make the world a better place one person at a time. Thank you for your notes, emails and cards through the years telling me how much you enjoyed one of my stories. Believe it or not, those messages kept me going on days I didn’t think I could “go” any more. Thank you for helping me prove my 8th grade English teacher wrong when he told me that I “would never do anything significant with my life”.

In earnest, I just want to say THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU.

Whether you believe it or not, I cherish each and every one of you immeasurably. BECAUSE OF YOU, I CAN BE ME.

I may have never hit “a list”, but as of today I can proudly say I accomplished a dream thanks to all of you. Here’s to hoping that you guys stick with me, and my inevitably crazy life, for a few more books, and years to come. But please know, that even if I stopped writing tomorrow, all of you have made my life so much richer in ways that are more valuable than the almighty dollar can ever be. And I love you all for it tremendously.

With Overwhelming Love,

Jessie Lane


2020 Signed Paperback Order Form!

I’m finally doing a signed paperback order! Wicked Witch, the new edition of Hot Fur the Wolf and The Demon Who Loved Me will be available to order finally!

Fill out this form to order please: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9Xc3-bqfgnVQ-Ea5w0hqgI4PGOnfi_VcUcjjKLly2X8tFIA/viewform

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Secret Maneuvers hits 300 reviews on Amazon! WOWZERS!!!

🥳 THROWS CONFETTI! 🎉
I am unbelievably humbled and honored to see that Secret Maneuvers has hit the 300 reviews mark on Amazon you guys! AND it has a 4.4 overall rating?!?! SOMEBODY FREAKIN’ PINCH ME. Thank you so much. I am always left in awe at how amazing my readers are. Just when I think this dream I had of writing can’t get any better, you guys out there do something to surprise me. For those of you who have read and enjoyed the Ex Ops Series and have NOT heard the news, there will be new Ex Ops stories coming this year! Also, if you are reading this and have not read Secret Maneuvers yet – what are you waiting for?! It’s FREE in ebook format right now!!! Again, thank you so much for this honor. If I could hug all 300 of you I totally would.
💖 Always,
Jessie Lane
P.S. The super, duper 300th Amazon review is listed below in case you wanted to read it. My heart is overflowing right now!!!
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Annette Aguilar (aka, Jessie’s new favorite person)
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably wonderful
Reviewed in the United States on March 17, 2020
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Wow! Such an awesome adventure, I laughed, I cried, And I rooted for them to make it! I wanted to hit him for being such a jerk, and unforgiving! It was such a wonderful heartwarming, heartbreaking story, you could feel the pain, betrayal, anger, grief, hopelessness, and love! The characters were fantastic, the heroes and heroines stood strong with goodness and dedication, and the villains were evil and vicious, thankfully the good guys won! I loved the characters and the story, it pulled you in and held you til the end! Excellent, entertaining, exciting, and kept you guessing! Great job! New favorite!
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Secret Maneuvers Website Page: https://jessielanebooks.com/secret-maneuvers/

 


TEN FREE Ebooks & TWO Ebooks in KU!

Now that Amazon has finally corrected the prices of three ebooks, I wanted to share this again. I have put TEN, that’s right, TEN ebooks set to free right now on all distributor channels! I have done this as a goodwill gesture for those stuck at home due to COVID-19. Please stay safe and healthy. Be kind to others. WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS.

Jessie Lane


TEN FREE Ebooks & TWO Ebooks in Kindle Unlimited:

Ice (Contemp. Romance/Romantic Suspense)
Big Bad Bite (PNR)
Secret Maneuvers (Contemp. Romance/Romantic Suspense)
Bullets and Bluebonnets (Contemp. Romance/Romantic Comedy)
Sweet Agony (Contemp. Romance/Romantic Suspense)
The Burning Star (Teen PNR)
Immortal Enemies & Close Encounters of the Sexy Kind are NOT free but are in KINDLE UNLIMITED

Click on each title to go to it’s corresponding website page or click the link below to see all of my titles on one page! https://jessielanebooks.com/all-books/

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FREE EBOOKS while you stay home because of the Coronavirus!

Following in Aurora Rose Reynolds’s footsteps I’m putting several of my ebooks to FREE for those who are staying home in hopes of avoiding the Coronavirus. Some distributors are already free but a couple might take a little longer to switch from their old price (like freakin’ AMAZON) so please keep checking back.
FREE Ebooks:
❥Big Bad Bite (PNR)
❥Walk On The Striped Side (PNR)
❥Secret Maneuvers (Contemp. Romance/Romantic Suspense)
❥Bullets and Bluebonnets (Contemp. Romance/Romantic Comedy)
❥Sweet Agony (Contemp. Romance/Romantic Suspense)
❥Bears Do It Better (PNR)
❥The Alpha’s Secret Family (PNR)
❥Hot Fur the Wolf (PNR)
❥The Burning Star (Teen PNR)
♡Immortal Enemies is NOT free but is in KINDLE UNLIMITED
All of these titles, and their corresponding distributor links, can be found on my website page: https://jessielanebooks.com/all-books/
Please note this is a limited time thing. I don’t know when I will take them off from being free but just know they will not be free forever.
ALSO
There are 2 facebook groups that I know of where authors are giving away free ebooks for those staying home. Here are those links:
If I find any more qroups like this I will update this post on my website!
Try to stay safe and sane while we all venture through these troubled times. And remember, be kind to one another.
♡ Jessie Lane

Library mocks romance novels…

I was rather heartbroken when I saw how the Kennett Library in Pennsylvania held its 3rd Annual ‘Bad Romance’ Event. There they made fun of Romance books/authors. I’m so tired of people calling what I read and write “porn”, “smut” or whatever ridiculous name they come up with. To the point where I have actually been considering quitting as a Romance Author. I have to stop myself from verbally cussing people out in my day to day life when they say something about me writing “porn”. It’s LIFE people. DRAMA. You live it Every. Single. Day. I was led to this genre by watching soap operas with my Nana. Would you call those porn? Would you look at your mom or grandmother and say, “Well you’ve had kids so you must have been into some real life porn, huh?” NO. They lived a LIFE. One with love, up and downs, possibly heartbreak. Trials and tribulations that you can’t possibly fathom surviving through. So, to those who feel the need to mock what I love to read and write, what my friends and peers love to read and write, kudos to you for being such a big person that you feel comfortable enough putting other people down. You must be “oh-so-great” that you feel qualified to cast those stones. Let me buy you a vibrator because if you’re so scandalized by our books then your love life probably sucks.
Sincerely,
Sick And Tired of Your Bullshit, aka Jessie Lane

Link to Positive Article about this nonsense: https://www.hypable.com/the-time-has-come-for-everyone-to-stop-dragging-romance/?fbclid=IwAR2gs4g9AqULUSYQC8a-ExEbC4UUGYT44xFnW_duqvyCm8r8RyX1kjgjD98

Link to new story about this nonsense: http://www.chestercounty.com/2020/02/18/297135/kennett-library-holds-3rd-annual-bad-romance-event