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June 13, 2017

NOW AVAILABLE: SHADE’S LADY BONUS EPILOGUE to celebrate the release on iBooks, Nook, and other retailers! Readers have been asking for an epilogue to Shade’s Lady since it first came out in March… Now I’m pleased to announce that an all new chapter has been added to tell you what happened to Shade and Mandy after “The End.”Already bought the book? Your Kindle book files should be updated already, but if you didn’t get the update or don’t feel like dealing with it, the epilogue is available for FREE on my website (just follow the link below).Much love,Joanna ((hugs))Order Shade’s Lady:NookiBooksKoboGoogle PlayKindleREAD THE EPILOGUE
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Published on June 13, 2017 15:57 • 549 views

April 1, 2017

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March 28, 2017

OMG look at what just came in the mail! Aren't those adorable? THEY'RE TINY BOOKS!!!! Thanks to Chelsea atUSB Memory Directfor working with me so patiently to put these together!!!!Is this a shameless pimp for Chelsea? Hell yes. I love this woman and I LOVE these tiny little USB drives. SHINY!!!!(Okay. They aren't shiny. They're classy, but you know me and classy... we don't get along so well.)
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Published on March 28, 2017 13:21 • 103 views

March 27, 2017

OMG look at what just came in the mail! Aren't those adorable? THEY'RE TINY BOOKS!!!! Thanks to Chelsea at USB Memory Direct for working with me so patiently to put these together!!!!Is this a shameless pimp for Chelsea? Hell yes. I love this woman and I LOVE these tiny little USB drives. SHINY!!!!(Okay. They aren't shiny. They're classy, but you know me and classy... we don't get along so well.)
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Published on March 27, 2017 16:58 • 193 views

March 11, 2017

"From the very first page, I felt the magic that I experienced when I read Reaper's Property. The president of the national Reaper's group is as alpha as you can ask for but he's met his match with Mandy. Shade's Lady is full of hot romance, a little drama, and some steamy biker action."- NYT Bestseller Jen FrederickHere's the blurb:New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the world of the Reapers Motorcycle Club…Looking back, none of this would’ve happened if I hadn’t dropped my phone in the toilet. I mean, I could’ve walked away from him if I’d had it with me.Or maybe not.Maybe it was all over the first time he saw me, and he would’ve found another way. Probably—if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Shade always gets what he wants, and apparently he wanted me.Right from the first.Shade's Lady is a stand-alone story. There is no need to have read any prior Reapers MC stories to enjoy Shade's Lady.Order Shade's LadyNote: Shade's Lady will be available from iTunes, Nook and other retailers in approximately three months.
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Published on March 11, 2017 10:55 • 345 views

March 9, 2017

Dear Readers,Shade's Lady is coming out next week, and I'm really excited to share it with you... Shade and Mandy's story just sort of appeared in my head one morning—fully formed—and I think I had more fun writing it than any of the previous books in the Reapers MC series.At first I thought it'd be a short. Um, yeah... that didn't happen. I started writing and the characters kept talking to me. Before I knew it, I had a full novel. Not quite as long as Reaper's Property, but it gave me the same rush when I wrote it that I got from Horse and Marie.It's part of the 1001 Dark Nights project, a group of fabulous authors including Kristen Ashley, Shayla Black, Kristi Bromberg, Carrie Ann Ryan... the list just goes on and on. (I still can't quite believe they invited me to join them... Can you tell I'm fangirling???)Consider checking out the book. Like I said, I had fun with it. A lot of fun. I think you will too!Lots of love,JoannaAbout Shade's LadyNew York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the world of the Reapers Motorcycle Club…Looking back, none of this would’ve happened if I hadn’t dropped my phone in the toilet. I mean, I could’ve walked away from him if I’d had it with me.Or maybe not.Maybe it was all over the first ti me he saw me, and he would’ve found another way. Probably—if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Shade always gets what he wants, and apparently he wanted me.Right from the first.Shade's Lady is a stand-alone story. There is no need to have read any prior Reapers MC stories to enjoy Shade's Lady.Order Shade's LadyThe book will be released in paperback and through Kindle on March 14. The wider release, including all major retailers, will take place three months later.
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Published on March 09, 2017 10:41 • 510 views

March 3, 2017

WHEN AUTHORS TAKE CHANCES, READERS WIN. As a reader, I was blown away when the indie revolution started... I'd gotten so tired of romance as a genre, but then I was given an ebook reader. Suddenly my world was full of new kinds of romance novels. Challenging romances. Crazy romances. Romances that broke the rules and imploded my understanding of what a romance novel could be.It sort of kicked ass, right?For decades, the rules of the romance genre required authors to follow certain formulas if they wanted to get published. Formulas based on publishers making money, not on empowering authors to push the limits and create new things. Ebooks changed that, and suddenly brave authors were taking chances. In the process, they created magic... True magic.EL James, Tracey Garvis Graves, Jamie McGuire, Colleen Hoover and Kristen Ashley are just a few of those women. They took chances. Crazy chances. They ignored conventional wisdom and bet EVERYTHING that readers wanted something new and fresh from the romance genre.They bet, and we all won.Now, as readers, we need to remember that the books we love most are from authors who took chances. (And I may be an author, but I'm also a reader.) When you see a beloved author publishing a book that sounds strange and different, she isn't betraying you. She's showing you respect and refusing to give you less than the most powerful story she has to offer, even if it means she'll earn half as much by putting out a book that's different from her earlier work.When a writer publishes something totally new, she's literally risking her livelihood to give you the best story she has.Take a minute to really think about that... The indie revolution taught us that when authors take chances, they can create magic. Some stories can't be denied. They claw at a writer's soul, burning so powerfully that writing them is almost a compulsion. It's stories like these--strange stories, stories that break the rules--that keep our genre alive and worth reading.I've heard people say that writing romance novels isn't art. I think art is creative expression that combines technical skill and talented inspiration to produce something that leads to transcendence. If a book sucks you in and spits you out six hours later with no clue how that the time passed, that's art. If a book makes you laugh or cry or wish you could run outside, grab the first person they see and beg them to read it, too... That's ART.And great art is created by people who take chances.Authors aren't stupid. We know you won't like every book. That's okay. If you don't want to read a book, don't buy it. If you decide to give it a chance and you hate it, that doesn't mean you've betrayed the author. It just means you didn't like the book. Some books fly high and others fade away, because that's the nature of art.But please... Please, please, please... Don't condemn an author who's brave enough to risk her reputation, her income and her sanity when she writes and publishers something that's new. Something strange. Something nobody thought she could produce.Don't judge an author because she can't meet your expectations every single time--thank her for choosing to push the envelope.Even if her book isn't your next great read, her courage may inspire another author to take a chance and write a genuine masterpiece.Peace and love,Jo
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Published on March 03, 2017 10:07 • 212 views

September 19, 2016

I'm so very sorry that seeing Dawn wearing a bikini today caused you so much harm. It was dreadful of her to choose to leave her apartment and exercise in the pool you share there at the complex. Clearly, she should be working to get healthier somewhere that nobody has to see her. Maybe a supply closet, or better yet, a coffin.(I'm going to pause here, give you a minute to come up with a sarcastic comment about her needing two coffins, or a coffin so big she needs a semi instead of hearse, etc. That’d be super funny, wouldn’t it?)Darling Asshole, I think it’s safe to say that we all agree that being fat is a personal failing in every way, and only the worst of human beings would allow themselves to get fat. It’s certainly not your fault that your retinas were literally burned by the blinding, offensive white of a overweight stomach. It’s HER fault.That fat bitch should have to fix things, shouldn’t she?Good news! It’s your lucky day, because Dawn is a nurse, which means that if you showed up at her hospital, she’d treat you with professionalism and courtesy. She’d keep you alive, and she’d do it even though she’s fat. (What’s that, you say? You didn’t realize that fat people ever did anything aside from eating? I know, I was shocked too! I thought they just sat around all day shoving ice cream in their mouths. Here’s the crazy part, not only does Dawn work at a hospital, she’s going to college to become an even better nurse! Seriously. She works AND goes to school at the same time. OMG. Who knew that fat people could have a work ethic or the ability to learn!)Anyway, given the clear and present danger she represents to you and your friends, I thought it was my duty as a decent human being to offer you more insight into Dawn’s situation. You can take these insights and use them to find even better ways of mocking her, assuming the shameless bitch continues to exercise in public.1) She gained most of her weight when she had to start using steroids heavily to combat her asthma. Steroids that literally kept her alive. You know, because oxygen.(Suggested taunt: “Hey stupid fat bitch! You’re a waste of good oxygen!”)2) She’s had asthma for a long time, but it didn’t get really bad until after she had the H1N1 flu, which caused serious and permanent damage to her lungs.(Suggested taunt: “Hey fat bitch! Only pussies nearly die from the flu!)3) She caught the flu because she was working in the ICU, which was full of people with the worst cases of H1N1. One of her patients died from it.(Suggested taunt: “Hey fat bitch! Did he die because you sat on him?”)4) She moved into your shared apartment complex last year because her house had water damage from that crazy weather of yours down in Florida. The water damage led to mold and rot, which made her asthma even worse, which meant she had to up her steroid dosage to survive. Once she moved, she was able to go off them almost entirely and started losing weight immediately.(Suggested taunt: “Hey fat bitch! You suck so bad that even your house tried to kill you!”)5) She swims in your pool for exercise because she has bad knees. (Now, I’ll bet you’re thinking it’s from the fat… omg, it is SO MUCH funnier than that, believe me!) Part of the reason she has bad knees is that her bones started to deteriorate from all those steroids. Yup, in one of her legs, a big chunk of the bone is actually DYING AS A SIDE EFFECT of the treatment of her lung damage, sustained when she chose to nurse people dying from influenza (too funny!). But she’s just committed to breathing, seems to think it’s better than dying, which is crazy because she should hate herself enough to commit suicide, amiright? (I mean, you would if you got fat. Because seriously, there’s no reason to exist if you’re fat. Period. Ever. And you would never get there, because you’re not lazy and sitting around eating ice cream all day, like she is.)(Suggested taunt: “Hey steroid girl! You’re so disgusting that even your own bones want to get away!”)6) She bought that bikini to celebrate the fact that she’s lost more than 100 pounds. Right now she weighs 281, which you’d think is the worse possible thing a person could be. But get this – her bathroom scale doesn’t weigh past 360 pounds, and she’d lost some of the weight before she hit 360, so whatever she lost, it was more than 100 pounds. All through diet and exercise.(Suggested taunt: “Fat bitch! You don’t deserve to celebrate losing a hundred pounds, because you’ll probably just gain it all back because you’re so fucking lazy.”)7) This doesn’t have anything to do with the fat, but she’s also a cancer survivor. Yup. Five years cancer free.(Suggested taunt: “Cancer is funny!”)So, Asshole, as you can see, her situation is slightly more complicated than you could’ve known when you walked past her. A lesser man would’ve realized that and kept his mouth shut, perhaps feeling like it wasn’t his place to judge someone exercising in the pool you share. Thank God you were there instead of that lesser man, because you have the narrow, judgmental vision needed to make fun of a fat person who exists in public.In conclusion, I’m sorry my friend hurt you, Asshole. I’m sorry you saw her and that it rendered you blind. In fact, I’m so sorry that when I finish writing this, I’m going to offer a small prayer of thanks that you weren’t struck speechless when you lost your sight. I wish I could do something to protect you from having this happen in the future, but sadly I think the danger will continue. You see, when I spoke to her, she was defiant and proud. Despite your helpful comments, she’s worked way too hard to lose those 100+ pounds to stop exercising now. And apparently she’s going to keep that bikini, too. (God, what a BITCH.) She even says she’s happier right now than she’s ever been in her life, and I can guarantee that if you come back she’ll give you a big smile, because that’s the kind of crazy person she is.Friendly to everyone, even assholes like yourself.Please, Asshole. Please . . . for your own good . . . stop leaving the apartment. There’s dangerously fat people everywhere, and all of them have planned their entire lives around hurting you, personally. You’d do far better to stay at home and eat ice cream while watching TV. (You know, like you think she should be doing.) Oh, and I forgot! I need to thank you for choosing to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem this morning. Just think how wonderful (and thin!) our world would be if every human shared your complete lack of empathy and compassion.Hell, just the thought of you brings a tear to my eye, and I’m not just saying that to make you feel good. Take care of yourself and know—deep down inside—if you show up at the hospital and you have her as your nurse, she’ll recognize you. Then she’ll heal you, despite the fact that you made fun of her. Why?Because she’s a motherfucking hero.((hugs))Joanna Wylde
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Published on September 19, 2016 15:09 • 1,358 views

April 6, 2016

This week, I lost someone I loved very much, Allie Baker. She was a prominent Hemingway blogger and one of my oldest writing friends. I first met Allie Baker in the Boise Airport nearly 17 years ago. We were both coming home from a conference and started talking, quickly discovering our shared love of writing. Slowly and steadily we built a quirky friendship. As the years passed, we grew together as writers, and I remember very clearly the night she told me she’d been thinking of starting a blog
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Published on April 06, 2016 11:40 • 781 views

March 18, 2016

Hi everyone - I have a new newsletter service which I'm still sort of honing and working out... You can sign up for future newsletters right here. You can read the March edition right here.
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Published on March 18, 2016 08:53 • 293 views

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