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The Collector and beyond…

It feels like a lifetime ago since I first started to write The Collector– my very first, full length, solo work of erotica. Actually- it was three lifetimes ago.

‘Kay Jaybee’ hadn’t long been ‘invented’ when I started scribbling ideas for the stories which were to form the basis of the first edition of The Collector. And my other alter-egos, Jenny Kane and Jennifer Ash, hadn’t even been dreamt of.

A great deal has happened within my writing life (and my ‘real’ life), since The Collector was first released in 2008. Back then I didn’t dare think beyond one short story at a time. I never thought I’d still be trotting out the erotica all these years later. I certainly never imagined that erotica would have gone through a semi-destructive period, which saw many of the best in the business hang up their stockings in despair; nor did I forsee a world in which eBooks would be the favoured form of reading medium for the genre. And most surprising of all- I never saw my nomination as Best Erotica Writer of 2015 coming!! And I can’t believe that was 3 years ago! Time really does fly when you are having fun.

These days I do as much creative writing tutoring as I do actual writing- so if you need an erotica writing tutor- just shout!

The Collector, my very first solo work as an author, will always have a place close to my heart. With it’s menu of kink- something for everyone- it was a real learning curve for me a a writer – and I love it.

If you’re a fan of erotic short stories- then I have good news.  My ‘A Kink a Day‘ series (previously only available on Radish) will be coming to eBook world by the end if the summer…Start stockpiling ice cubes to cool you down after reading…

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Blurb- The Collector

Gathering salaciously erotic stories against an everyday backdrop of coffee shops, restaurants and bus trips, The Collector documents a wide variety of sexual encounters as she travels across Great Britain.
The Collector’s research takes her into every arena of the erotic experience, from lust, submission and dominance, to voyeurism and beyond.
Are you brave enough to see if it was your supposedly private conversation she overheard—and then wrote down?

Buy Links

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01EVVGYB2?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660  

Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EVVGYB2?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660 

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Still collecting…

Happy bedtime reading,

Kay xx

Emergency Gifting!

It’s almost here!! It’s almost Christmas!!

If you’re anything like me you are, despite all your intentions to the contrary, you are still buying last minute gifts! I had planned to have everything wrapped and labelled, and the tree up, and the shopping sorted….but of course, none of that has happened yet!!

So- what are you going to buy during your last minute shopping spree? Fancy a book or two? Not sure if you want a cosy coffee time read, or something spicy?

Here’s a few suggestions to help things along from both of my writing personas- paperbacks to pop in those stockings, or ebooks to adorn the new Kindles currently stock piled on Santa’s sleigh!

SPICY (OVER 18’s only)

Digging Deep (erotic romance)

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An erotic romance novella set in an archaeological dig, in the grounds of the
Ancient Roman city of Leptis Minus in Tunisia by Kay Jaybee

As site supervisor on an archaeological dig, in the grounds of the Ancient Roman city of Leptis Minus in
Tunisia, Dr Beth Andrew’s hands are well and truly full. Her first foreign excavation, which she co-runs with the American archaeologist Dr Harrison Harris, gets off to a shaky start due to the jealous interference of Harrison’s ex, and an overzealous student… Love and lust really can cloud even the cleverest person’s judgement!

Amazon UK- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Digging-Deep-Cariad-Singles-Book-ebook/dp/B00L2GR7C0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1404411608&sr=1-1&keywords=Digging+Deep+kay+jaybee

Amazon.com- http://www.amazon.com/Digging-Deep-Cariad-Singles-Book-ebook/dp/B00L2GR7C0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1404411692&sr=1-1&keywords=digging+deep+kay+jaybee

A Sticky Situation (erotic romance)

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An erotic romance novella by bestselling author, Kay Jaybee.

If there is a paving stone to trip over, or a drink to knock over, then Sally Briers will trip over it or spill it. Yet somehow Sally is the successful face of marketing for a major pharmaceutical company; much to the disbelief of her new boss,
Cameron James.
Forced to work together on a week-long conference in an Oxford hotel, Sally is dreading spending so much time with arrogant new boy Cameron, whose presence somehow makes her even clumsier than usual.

Cameron, on the other hand, just hopes he’ll be able to stay professional, and keep his irrational desire to lick up all the accidentally split food and drink that is permanently to be found down Sally’s temptingly curvy body, all to himself.

Amazon.com-  http://www.amazon.com/Sticky…/dp/B00L4N4JZE/ref=sr_1_13…

Amazon UK-  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sticky-Situation-Cariad-Singles-Book-ebook/dp/B00L4N4JZE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403706109&sr=8-1&keywords=A+Sticky+Situation+kay+jaybee

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The Perfect Submissive (Book One of The Perfect Submissive Trilogy)

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Hidden behind the Fables Hotel’s respectable facade, five specially adapted rooms wait; ready to cater for the kinky requirements of its guests.

When Mrs Peters, the mistress of the hotel’s exclusive entertainment facility, meets the new booking clerk, Jess Sanders, she instantly recognises the young woman’s potential as a deliciously meek addition to her specialist staff. All it will take is a little education.

Under the tutelage of the dominatrix, Miss Sarah, Jess learns to cope with her unexpected training schedule, the increasingly erotic chill she experiences each time she survives a new level of correction, and a truly sexy exercise routine.

Temporarily distracted from her intimidating rule over Fable’s top floor by an enigmatic artist, Mrs Peters begins to plan how she can secure his obedient assistance, in grooming Jess into the perfect submissive…

Amazon.com  http://www.amazon.com/The-Perfect-Submissive-length-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B008GNDT3I/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfect-Submissive-length-erotic-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B008GNDT3I/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1404232107&sr=1-1&keywords=the+perfect+submissive+kay+jaybee

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COSY COFFEE TIME READS

Another Cup of Coffee

Another Cup of Coffee - New cover 2015

Thirteen years ago Amy Crane ran away from everyone and everything she knew, ending up in an unfamiliar city with no obvious past and no idea of her future. Now, though, that past has just arrived on her doorstep, in the shape of an old
music cassette that Amy hasn’t seen since she was at university.

Digging out her long-neglected Walkman, Amy listens to the lyrics that soundtracked her student days. As long-buried memories are wrenched from the places in her mind where she’s kept them safely locked away for over a decade, Amy is suddenly tired of hiding.

It’s time to confront everything about her life. Time to find all the friends she left behind in England, when her heart got broken and the life she was building for herself got completely shattered. Time to make sense of all the feelings she’s been bottling up for all this time. And most of all, it’s time to discover why Jack has sent her tape back to her now, after all these years…

With her mantra, New life, New job, New home, playing on a continuous loop in her head, Amy gears herself up with yet another a bucked-sized cup of coffee, as she goes forth to lay the ghost of first love to rest…

Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Another-Cup-Coffee-Jenny-Kane/dp/1783751126/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377605533&sr=8-1&keywords=another+cup+of+coffee

Amazon US – http://www.amazon.com/Another-Cup-Coffee-Jenny-Kane/dp/1783751126/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377605667&sr=8-1&keywords=another+cup+of+coffee+jenny+kane

Another Cup of Christmas

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Another Cup of Christmas is a festive sequel (of sorts!) to Jenny Kane’s fantastic debut romance, Another Cup of Coffee. Five years ago the staff of Pickwicks Cafe in Richmond were thrown into turmoil when their cook and part-owner, Scott, had a terrible accident. With help from his friends, his wife Peggy, and the staff at the local hospital, he made an amazing recovery. Now Pickwicks is preparing to host a special Christmas fundraiser for the hospital department that looked after Scott.
Pickwicks’ waitress Megan has been liaising with the ward’s administrator, Nick, as all the staff who helped Scott’s recovery are invited are invited. As the problems of organising the fundraiser take up more and more of their busy lives, Megan and Nick contact each other more frequently, and their emails and phone calls start to develop from the practical into the flirty.
But can you actually fall for someone you’ve never met? As the fundraiser draws closer, Megan is beginning to think that she had imagined all the virtual flirting between herself and Nick – he promised to arrange to meet her for real, but he hasn’t done so. Now he’s bringing someone with him to the fundraiser, and they’re just bound to be everything Megan feels she isn’t …

Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Another-Cup-Christmas-Jenny-Kane-ebook/dp/B00GMO4ZIQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1384329366&sr=1-1&keywords=another+cup+of+christmas+jenny+kane

Amazon US http://www.amazon.com/Another-Cup-Christmas-Jenny-Kane-ebook/dp/B00GMO4ZIQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384329400&sr=8-1&keywords=another+cup+of+Christmas

Romancing Robin Hood

 RRH- new 2015

Dr Grace Harper has loved the stories of Robin Hood ever since she first saw them on TV as a girl. Now, with her fortieth birthday just around the corner, she’s a successful academic in Medieval History, with a tenured position at a top university.

But Grace is in a bit of a rut. She’s supposed to be writing a textbook on a real-life medieval gang of high-class criminals – the Folvilles – but she keeps being drawn into the world of the novel she’s secretly writing – a novel which entwines the Folvilles with her long-time love of Robin Hood – and a feisty young girl named Mathilda, who is the key to a medieval mystery…

Meanwhile, Grace’s best friend Daisy – who’s as keen on animals as Grace is on the Merry Men – is unexpectedly getting married, and a reluctant Grace is press-ganged into being her bridesmaid. As Grace sees Daisy’s new-found happiness, she starts to re-evaluate her own life. Is her devotion to a man who may or may not have lived hundreds of years ago really a substitute for a real-life hero of her own? It doesn’t get any easier when she meets Dr Robert Franks – a rival academic who Grace is determined to dislike but finds herself being increasingly drawn to… 

Amazon.com- http://www.amazon.com/Romancing-Robin-Hood-love-story-ebook/dp/B00M4838S2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409936409&sr=8-1&keywords=romancing+robin+hood

Amazon UK- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Romancing-Robin-Hood-Jenny-Kane-ebook/dp/B00M4838S2/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1407428558&sr=8-1 

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Hope this has given you a few ideas!

Happy last minute panic shopping everyone

Kay xx

Looking Back At 2013- Holding Onto The Roller Coaster

I have no idea how to start this blog! It is traditional to end the year with a bit of a round up- but 2013 has given me one roller coaster of a ride- and now, looking back, it’s all a bit of a blur! So before we start let me wish you a…

2014

In a year when erotica publishers and writers everywhere have felt the pinch from the combined factors of a rise in self publishing, the poor economic situation, and the continuing effect of 50 Shades, it has sometimes felt like fighting a battle. As each months royalty cheque has got smaller and smaller, I began to think that the voice at the back of my head telling me that the last nine years have all been too good to be true, and actually I can’t write at all, was right.

But, as I sit here thinking back, all the negatives don’t fell quite so bad, because now I reflect on it all, it’s been quite a year!

Having said that, I still have no idea where to start- so I’ll just dive in with the top 4 events of my writing year!

Number 1.

1. Xcite informed me that The Perfect Submissive (my first BDSM novel) was so popular that they would like the story to grow into a trilogy!

I am still in shock about that, even though Part 2 –The Retreat– is not only written, but out in the world to buy.

Taking Miss Jess Sanders on a journey to Scotland, via fairy tales, mystery, and a well aimed cup cake…The Retreat leads you to Part 3, Knowing Her Place. (Which is almost drafted…watch this space…)

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Number 2.

2. The Erotic Trade Only magazine nominated me for the Best Erotic Author award at their annual ceremony!! That’s pretty incredible in itself- but I was up there with two women of erotica I hold in very high regard- Kd Grace (all round amazing person and one of my dearest friends), and Rachel Krammer Bussel (a totally lovely lady, who has kindly taken a great many of my stories for her anthologies).

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None of us were under any illusions however- long before we set foot within the walls of the NEC in Birmingham we knew EL James would win the award. It was an award ceremony voted for by people selling sex toys- it was obvious we never had a chance- but WOW- to be nominated in the first place!!! That was amazing. My husband and I had so much fun at the awards dinner with Hazel from Xcite, and Kd and her husband. I loved every single second. (Okay- except the second when James was booed for winning the author award- that was a bit embarrassing.)

Not only did I have a great time at the ETO Show and award ceremony, I had the chance to meet many off the ETO crew, which then led to me having a wonderful time helping to open a brand new Adult Boutique in Canterbury (with Kd- of course!!). This then led to an interview with the fabulous Dale Bradford, and a healthy number of articles in the ETO magazine, of which I am very proud.

Number 3.

3. In 2013 something extra wonderful happened. The Brit Babes were formed!!!

Combining the talents of 8 respected erotic writers- Kd Grace, Lily Harlem, Natalie Dae, Lucy Felthuse, Victoria Blisse, Tabitha Rayne and myself, the Brit Babes have formed a safe place to go and find erotica that is worth reading!

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One of the biggest problems to face writers of erotica over the last 18 months is the explosion in poorly produced erotica. So creating a space where every strand of erotica is available- and all of a highly quality controlled, edited, double checked standard- seemed a wonderful idea.

Not only does Brit Babes provide a reference for excellent erotica- we also have a Street Team!! So if you want to join in the fun- interact with us author types, help us pick names for our characters, come up with new story ideas, and receive FREE e-copies of our work in return for honest reviews- then why not join the team? We would love to have you on board! Just check out this link- http://thebritbabes.blogspot.co.uk/p/street-team.html

Number 4.

4. The fourth extra special thing that happened in 2013 really took me by surprise. It was a change I’d thought of making for a long time- but I didn’t have the nerve. Then- with lots 0f encouraging pushes from my friends, I took a deep breath, put down my whip and paddle, picked up a cup of coffee, and adopted the pen name Jenny Kane.

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Writing easy read romance was a serious change of direction for me. Anyone who has read my work will know that cosy sofa curl reads aren’t my usual thing- but I am loving every minute of this gentler pace of writing- and after one Amazon best selling novel (Another Cup of Coffee), and one best selling short story (Another Cup of Christmas), I can promise you that there will be more Jenny Kane in the near future! (Check out www.jennykane.co.uk for updates.)

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So there you have it- my top 4 incredible reasons for keeping a firm hold of my pen, even through those times when I’ve been more than a little tempted to put it back in my pencil case and get a grown up job.

Best of KJBDigging Deep

Much more has happened of course- I became part of the Gratis team, have had a handful of short erotic stories accepted in some incredible anthologies, bought out the erotic romance Digging Deep and the anthologies, The Best of Kay Jaybee and Christmas Kink, been featured in Woman’s Weekly, read by erotica in Australia via Skype, had a wonderful time at Eroticon making up limericks with Ashley Lister, visited Sh! many times, and had lots of fun and laughter with my writer friends at Erotica 2013, selling our books direct to the public.

GratisThe Big Book of Orgasms

I could go on – I could bore you senseless by telling you how much I love my writer friends. How much I appreciate their support and kindness, and how grateful I am to be allowed to blog on their sites, and how much I enjoy hosting them on mine. But I’ll spare you too much wordy gushing!!!

Before I go however, let me shout a BIG THANK YOU to you!! Your support lovely readers, is very much appreciated.

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Kay xx

 

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