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February 10, 2017

So, I own this shirt:


And I was wearing it the other day when I went outside to…


Wait, WTF was I doing outside? Rarely happens. Anyway, must’ve been a compelling reason, like an Amazon box gone astray. And I saw one of my neighbors while wearing my shirt.


Neighbor: Do you wear that T-shirt around your son?


Me: Yes. He’s having trouble sounding out assassin.


Neighbor: *frowns* Do you think that sends the right message?


Me: It’s fine. It’s not like he knows I have them.


Neighbor: *blinks*


Me: Have a great day!


Zoo: We’re definitely not getting invited to the mid-winter party.


Me: That’s just another perk!

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Published on February 10, 2017 10:14 • 47 views

September 18, 2016

Walk In My Shadow (Mirror Novel #3) releases today!  It’s available wherever ebooks are sold (although it might take some sites longer than others to populate.  Links will be added as they do

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Published on September 18, 2016 14:00 • 75 views

September 8, 2016

From now until September 19th, Mirror Me will be reduced from its usual price of $4.99 to $1.99!


MIRROR MEMirror Me


Kayla Peters hasn’t been Claire Cooper for six years…but the past is about to catch up with her, and nothing will ever be the same.


 


Kayla‘s in witness protection, being hidden from her twin sister by the U.S. Marshals Office. When Kayla moves in next to a former Special Forces operative, she discovers that he’s got a dark, dangerous past of his own..and that he might be the only person who could help her survive.


 


Teige doesn’t want to like Kayla. Since the death of his CO and Teige’s retirement from Delta Force, he’d been taking on the most dangerous jobs, pressing the luck he feels had followed him his entire life. He’s convinced it’ll run out, because he knows no one can be that lucky all the time. And when he discovers who Kayla really is, and what kind of trouble’s following her, he realizes he’s up against the most dangerous—and personal—job of his career.


It’s a great chance for you to catch up on the series or tell your friends about the book sale because on September 19th, the newest book in my Mirror Series, Walk In My Shadow, will be released in ebook format at all major retailers. (and keep reading to find out about my free gift to you!)


Check out the cover and blurb for Walk in My Shadow below: Walk In My Shadow


WALK IN MY SHADOW:  A Mirror Novel Mirror Book 3


Danger’s never far behind her…


 


These days, being a US Marshal is easier than it has ever been for Abby Daniels. The demons haunting her from her past were exorcized on her last job, and while she went through hell, and a serious recovery, she’s come out the other end. Her nightmares about almost dying at the hands of a serial killer as a child are gone.


 


The fact that it took almost dying at the hands of another serial killer just a few months ago is an unfortunate coincidence, but one she doesn’t lose much sleep over.


 


But lurking in the shadows is another dangerous man, tied to someone in her past but wanting to be part of her future… Can she trust him? Better yet, can she trust herself?


The Mirror Series books are all standalone, meaning you can read them out of order and not miss anything. There are characters who do Rule of Thirdsshow up in all of the books, but each of the three books have their own characters and HEA at the end. No cliffhangers in this series!


If you’re already a subscriber to my newsletter (either as Stephanie Tyler or both Stephanie Tyler & SE Jakes) you’ll automatically get a free preview of the first chapters (four, to be exact) of Walk In My Shadow.  If you’re new to my books or newsletter and would like the four chapter preview, just sign up for my newsletter and you’ll receive a link for the free preview!

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Published on September 08, 2016 11:52 • 22 views

August 18, 2016

Now’s your chance to get Jake, whose book, Hard To Hold is the first in the Hold series on sale for $1.99!!!  You can find all the links for Amazon, B&N and others here.


HARD TO HOLD:  Hold Book 1


Hard to HoldThe Special Ops hero feared nothing -until he met a woman too hot to hold…


 


Lt. Jake Hansen has survived some of the riskiest missions known to man. But now the wounded Navy SEAL faces his toughest job yet: Smuggling Dr. Isabelle Markham out of Africa without triggering an international incident. Not easy to do when the gorgeous hostage happens to be a senator’s daughter —and about as easy to resist as an oasis in the desert…


 


If it weren’t for Jake, Isabelle would still be halfway across the world, where rebel forces left her for dead. The Special Ops warrior may have saved her life, but she doesn’t need him to protect her now. Tell that to the ruggedly handsome hunk in full battle fatigues who’s just been assigned Isabelle’s personal bodyguard. Close quarters aside, Isabelle won’t let Jake anywhere near her heart — until danger throws them together again…and nothing in the jungles of wildest Africa could prepare them for a passion this wild. This crazy. This hot…

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Published on August 18, 2016 20:51 • 36 views

July 25, 2016

Hey everyone

— it’s a busy day over here. First of all, welcome to my new home, care of Frauke at CrocoDesigns.com! It’s still a work in progress but when I told Frauke my deadline and wanting to have the new site up for Shelter Me’s release, she was on it with her usual, “no problem,” attitude. Give it a little time and it’ll all be up and running perfectly.


Shelter MeBut seriously, can we talk about the cover for Shelter Me? Gorgeous, and also Frauke’s creation (as are all my self-pubbed covers). And special thanks to Julia at JuliaEdits.com for her detailed and patient editing.


Anyway, I’m really excited to tell you about Shelter Me. It’s a book I’ve been working on for a long, LONG time. I wrote a lot of it, then put it aside, then wrote more and put it aside, because of other commitments. Because I wasn’t sure where the story was going.


But suddenly, I knew where it was going, knew it was time to share the first book in the Shelter Trilogy with all of you. Today, it’s available in eBook format everywhere (Amazon, Smashwords, etc.) and in print on Amazon. Please check out the book page, where there’s a excerpt from Chapter One and all the order links.


Check out the blurb below:


SHELTER ME:

A Shelter Novel (Book 1)


Shelter Me There are ghosts in my past—ghosts I can’t recognize.


My painting heals me, but Lucas Caine has made me come alive. My past could take both those things away forever. What started out as an undeniable need to create was quickly turning into danger as my longing for memories fed the rough canvases I filled.


Falling for Lucas will force me to revisit my lost memories—and possibly lose myself, my art, and him in the process. And now he has me skating the thin edge between desire and fear as I use a past I don’t remember to leverage a future I’m not sure I want.



I’ve been hearing amazing compliments from my early reader/reviewers, so I’m thrilled. I truly hope you love Ryn and Lucas as much as I do!

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Published on July 25, 2016 04:28 • 82 views

December 29, 2015

Temperance is Book 4 in the Defiance series–it’s one of the SE Jakes writing as Stephanie Tyler books, and it’s Declan and Rebel’s story that began in Book 3.  It’s also a m/m romance with a small m/f subplot. If you’re just reading this book as a standalone, I’ve actually rewritten the ending of book 3 from Rebel and Declan’s point of view for both new readers and as a recap for the regular readers.  And yes, the series will continue.


It will be up at all the usual places–Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, iTunes, etc. I’m self-publishing this one, so even though I put it up twenty-four hours in advance, I have no control as to when it actual gets published, so I’ll update as the links become available. Thanks again for all your support this year. I haven’t forgotten about the SE Jakes books for Prophet and Cillian (How could I? I mean, really?) I’m just trying to get to a place where I can do them justice. The books that are coming out now, as I’ve discussed before, were already in the works, so that makes it easier. I promise I will do my very best to make the books you’re waiting for worth the wait. Thanks for sticking by me :)


TEMPERANCE:   Book Four in The Defiance Series Temperance_400x600


The reluctant truce between the Defiance MC and Keller’s mafia is necessitated by shared hatred for the Lords of Vengeance—bloodthirsty thugs who pose a deadly threat to both Defiance’s survival and Keller’s people in the difficult post-apocalyptic world. For Rebel, this means more than just a secondary war—Declan, one of Keller’s main assassins, has moved to the Defiance compound.


The problem is, he and Declan have a history, one that Rebel broke off months earlier when the relationship threatened to become more than just covert sex. Rebel’s charged with keeping Declan close, and the proximity makes it impossible for him to deny his feelings. Rebel’s been hiding his sexual preferences from his MC, among other secrets he hold close.


But Rebel realizes that the LoV isn’t the biggest enemy Defiance faces when Declan goes after a mysterious group called the Nomads. Most think the Nomads are little more than a myth, but Declan—and Keller—know the truth. And when one of Declan’s jobs threatens to put Defiance—and Rebel—in direct danger, Declan also reveals secrets that Rebel isn’t prepared for. One that makes him question everything he once thought about the relationship…and forces him to make a choice between his heart and his head…something no one in Defiance is ready for.


 


 


 


 


 


Original article: Temperance (Defiance Book 4) release day!

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Published on December 29, 2015 01:08 • 119 views

December 28, 2015

Temperance is Book 4 in the Defiance series–it’s one of the SE Jakes writing as Stephanie Tyler books, and it’s Declan and Rebel’s story that began in Book 3.  It’s also a m/m romance with a small m/f subplot. If you’re just reading this book as a standalone, I’ve actually rewritten the ending of book 3 from Rebel and Declan’s point of view for both new readers and as a recap for the regular readers.  And yes, the series will continue.


It will be up at all the usual places–Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, iTunes, etc. I’m self-publishing this one, so even though I put it up twenty-four hours in advance, I have no control as to when it actual gets published, so I’ll update as the links become available. Thanks again for all your support this year. I haven’t forgotten about the SE Jakes books for Prophet and Cillian (How could I? I mean, really?) I’m just trying to get to a place where I can do them justice. The books that are coming out now, as I’ve discussed before, were already in the works, so that makes it easier. I promise I will do my very best to make the books you’re waiting for worth the wait. Thanks for sticking by me

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Published on December 28, 2015 21:08 • 7 views

October 28, 2015

Okay, so if you’ve read this post, you’ll know that Rule of Thirds is book 2 in the Mirror Series, which is a series of thrillers with romantic elements (read: HEAs). Mirror Me is an m/f and Rule of Thirds is an m/m, which is why it’s published under both the SEJ and Tyler names.


Confused yet? All you need to know is that every book in this series is completely stand-alone. And Rule of Thirds is available now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and iTunes.


RULE OF THIRDS: Book 2 in the Mirror series   RuleOfThirds_400x600


Jacoby Razwell has been a grifter, a vic and an FBI agent in WITSEC…He’s also the brother of a serial killer.


Jacoby Razwell comes from a family of gypsies, tramps and thieves…but when he discovers that his sister, Jessica, is a killer, he immediately tries to extricate himself from her. In retaliation, his sister leaves him badly scarred, words of warning carved into his body. He immediately runs to Special Agent Ward Thayer, the man in charge of the unsolved murders that Jacoby knows his sister is behind.


Ward takes him in and puts him under the FBI’s protection. But Jacoby wants more, and, after a year of cooperating with the FBI, he insists on entrance to the Academy. Jacoby completes the training at Quantico with flying colors, and soon he’s hunting Jessica—and other serial killers—next to Ward. They’ve become partners at work and partners at home…until Jessica finds a way to tear them apart.


Now, charged with protecting a witness who has his own dangerous secrets to hide, Jacoby and Ward must attempt to bring Jessica to justice at last, all the while knowing that this time they’ll have to run toward danger and put their lives—and their relationship—on the line.


Original article: Rule of Thirds Release Day!

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Published on October 28, 2015 19:21 • 71 views

Okay, so if you’ve read this post, you’ll know that Rule of Thirds is book 2 in the Mirror Series, which is a series of thrillers with romantic elements (read: HEAs). Mirror Me is an m/f and Rule of Thirds is an m/m, which is why it’s published under both the SEJ and Tyler names.


Confused yet? All you need to know is that every book in this series is completely stand-alone. And Rule of Thirds is available now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and iTunes.


RULE OF THIRDS: Book 2 in the Mirror series   RuleOfThirds_400x600


Jacoby Razwell has been a grifter, a vic and an FBI agent in WITSEC…He’s also the brother of a serial killer.


Jacoby Razwell comes from a family of gypsies, tramps and thieves…but when he discovers that his sister, Jessica, is a killer, he immediately tries to extricate himself from her. In retaliation, his sister leaves him badly scarred, words of warning carved into his body. He immediately runs to Special Agent Ward Thayer, the man in charge of the unsolved murders that Jacoby knows his sister is behind.


Ward takes him in and puts him under the FBI’s protection. But Jacoby wants more, and, after a year of cooperating with the FBI, he insists on entrance to the Academy. Jacoby completes the training at Quantico with flying colors, and soon he’s hunting Jessica—and other serial killers—next to Ward. They’ve become partners at work and partners at home…until Jessica finds a way to tear them apart.


Now, charged with protecting a witness who has his own dangerous secrets to hide, Jacoby and Ward must attempt to bring Jessica to justice at last, all the while knowing that this time they’ll have to run toward danger and put their lives—and their relationship—on the line.

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Published on October 28, 2015 15:21 • 19 views

September 10, 2015

(I refer to Tyler and SEJ in this post because I’m cross-posting :)


I’ve started and stopped this post a million times. But here goes: Lots of family shit = unhappy writer. And my muse doesn’t like things like constant phone calls and hospitals. I can write through a lot of things, but this particular brick wall I ran into (aka my mother)—it just didn’t work.


She’s getting…better. Ish. It’s a lot of complicated shit and a long road ahead. Coupled with the death of my dad last year, it’s just been a lot. I owe a lot of people a lot of books, readers and editors alike. And writing in general has been challenging. I couldn’t write on some of the stuff I was supposed to write on and then when I did write on things I was supposed to write on, there were issues (and yes, I’ll get into those at another time).


So here’s the deal—in order to get myself back on the horse, I started working on things that were the most far along in the process. It’s not a matter of doing more Tyler than SEJ things (which is what some readers have been writing to ask about)—it’s about balancing the two names.


Which means, as of today, you’ll start seeing the first book in the Mirror series, Mirror Me, up for purchase. It’s up at Amazon right now —and the blurb is below. (FYI it’s a Tyler book—it’s an m/f but book 2 in the series will be an m/m. Oh, and each book is stand-alone)MirrorMe_200x300


Kayla Peters hasn’t been Claire Cooper for six years…but the past is about to catch up with her, and nothing will ever be the same.


Kayla’s in witness protection, being hidden from her twin sister by the U.S. Marshals Office. When Kayla moves in next to a former Special Forces operative, she discovers that he’s got a dark, dangerous past of his own..and that he might be the only person who could help her survive.


Teige doesn’t want to like Kayla. Since the death of his CO and Teige’s retirement from Delta Force, he’d been taking on the most dangerous jobs, pressing the luck he feels had followed him his entire life. He’s convinced it’ll run out, because he knows no one can be that lucky all the time. And when he discovers who Kayla really is, and what kind of trouble’s following her, he realizes he’s up against the most dangerous—and personal—job of his career.


Next month, Rule of Thirds (book 2 in the series—the m/m) will be out, followed quickly by Temperance: Defiance Book 4 (also an m/m by Tyler).


Why this order of things? Well, I’ve been working on Mirror Me for a long time in between other projects and it was in the editing stages already, as was Temperance. I’m also almost done with Irreplaceable: Section 8 Book 4 (also Tyler) — no new date with NAL on that because I need to hand it in to get it on the schedule.


Also, I’m slowly working on SEJ’s If I Ever (Prophet 4) because that book deserves care, and I don’t want to rush it. But it’s close.


But again, I hesitated to write this post, because whenever I got close to ‘getting ready’ to publish or get back out here, there would be another setback. I mean, I’m literally looking over my shoulder (and glaring at the fucking phone, daring it to ring) as I type this. I’d tell someone, “Things are much better,” and then it would be like, literally, the next day, “Oh look, pneumonia! Medication issue! Stroke! ER visit for a fall! Lifeline is calling…again.


So just…be kind. That’s all I ask. And most of you have been—the letters I’ve gotten have been awesome and I appreciate all your patience and your want of my books. I can’t promise I’ll be out there all that much, because I’d honestly rather given my time to the writing, and I think you all deserve that too, but who knows.


What I do know? My son started Kindergarden…and the drop off / pick up shit? It’s like the hunger games meets thunderdome. WTF? Pray for me…


Original article: Mirror Me Release Day and other news…

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Published on September 10, 2015 07:38 • 154 views