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Cheyenne McCray

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in Arizona, The United States



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Cheyenne McCray is an award winning, New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author who is a rare native Arizonan but refuses to be put behind glass as an endangered species.

In her spare time she loves to torture characters—whether they’re misbehaving or not—and kill off deserving individuals. She also totally gets off on blowing things up. All fictionally, of course. She’d rather chew glass than write sweet and sugary. Give her a hideous demon or particularly nasty villain to slay any day.

Cheyenne enjoys creating stories of love, suspense, and redemption—in some cases. She enjoys building worlds her readers can get lost in. Hopefully they’ll find their way out, but stranger things have been known to happen.

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Cheyenne McCray Hi Vee!

I just got your message! Excitingly enough, the Wonderland series is being re-released, each one expanded by at least 50 pages! They are…more
Hi Vee!

I just got your message! Excitingly enough, the Wonderland series is being re-released, each one expanded by at least 50 pages! They are published as me writing as Jaymie Holland. The first one Taken by Passion: King of Hearts is now available. Claimed by Pleasure: King of Spades is up for preorder and will be out 3/19, and the other two are also up for pre-order. AND I will be writing a new 5th book in the series, titled Owned by Fire, that readers have been asking for, forever. :) Thanks so much for asking!

Cheyenne McCray Hi Michael,

I wrote the original Wonderland series in 2003, when it was published with Ellora's Cave. The series was re-published with St. Martin's…more
Hi Michael,

I wrote the original Wonderland series in 2003, when it was published with Ellora's Cave. The series was re-published with St. Martin's Press under new titles in trade paperback as Jaymie Holland in 2011-2012. They were not rewritten at that time.

In January 2015 the rights reverted back to me. I took the books and enhanced each one of them so that both old and new readers would enjoy the new material. The books remained the same for 12 years and have only now been expanded.

I appreciate you buying the original versions of the books. Can you answer two questions? When did you purchase them, and from what distributor? No outlet should have been able to sell the original books after Feb. 1st. We might be able to do something about it if you purchased from Ellora's Cave after that date, but not before--I have no control over it and I can't guarantee anything, but we can try.

If you are interested in reading the expanded King of Hearts and King of Spades, they are only $2.99 each in ebook. When they sold with EC they were $5.99 each. St. Martin's paperback versions were significantly more.

I hope I have been of some help.

Thank you,

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THE EDGE OF SIN from "Real Men Last All Night" anthology (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
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message 30: by Paul

Paul Wright Thank you for the friendship! :)

message 29: by Dahlia

Dahlia (yadkny) Hi Cheyenne!
Thanks for the friending:)

message 28: by Sophia

Sophia Hi Cheyenne!

Thanks for friending me. See you around GR!

Jst_vishous Thank you for adding me as a friend.

message 26: by Carolyn

Carolyn Haven Thank you for your friendship. Happy reading and writing.

Shalonda Williams Thanks for the friendship. Just added you to my listmania list on amazon. I hope much success for you.

Shalonda "Treasure" Williams
Author of A Heart's Thoughts Love Walk Meditations Series

message 24: by Terry

Terry Odell Thanks for adding this romantic suspense author to your Goodreads friends list.

Cheyenne McCray Lillie wrote: "Hi Chey! I finished reading The First Sin last night.OMG! Loved it, loved it, loved it! I was a little worried because I normally do not like books written in the first person, but that worry was G..."

Sorry for the late reply! I was busy writing the sequel to The First Sin, so you will have more Lexi & Nick. LOL. It's titled The Second Betrayal and comes out in August.

Thank you *so* much!!!



message 22: by Ruth

Ruth Violet Hi cheyenne, thanks for the friendship.

message 21: by Bradley

Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

Marts  (Thinker) Hi Cheyenne
Thanks for the frienship!
You've got some great titles, think i'll add them all to my to read shelf!!

Cheyenne McCray Hi, Beth! Thanks bunches!

message 18: by Beth

Beth Hi Cheyenne,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author!
- Beth

Cheyenne McCray Terrific to meet you, too, Brigid! Thanks!


Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* Hi! Thanks for the add. Nice to meet you. :)

Cheyenne McCray Thank you, Lauren! Great to meet you, too. :o)


message 14: by Lauren

Lauren Hi, Cheyenne, and thanks for adding me. It's always fun to meet a fellow author.

Good luck with your forthcoming book.


Cheyenne McCray Glad you're having fun with it, Lillie! I am, too!

Cheyenne McCray Saleh wrote: "Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile."

At first I thought this was spam since I've never received a note like this, until I looked at your profile. :o) I'll have to stop by again. Thanks and take care!


Cheyenne McCray Thanks so much, Ilyn! Thanks for the invites and you have the very best holidays and an awesome 2009!


message 10: by Ilyn (last edited Dec 25, 2008 12:00AM)

Ilyn Ross Hello Cheyenne,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Merry Christmas & a Prosperous 2009!

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: “Happy & Brainy Group” and “To the Glory of Man”.

Good fortune on your books. Warmest regards.

Cheyenne McCray Thank you, Sue! Have a fabulous 2009!

Cheyenne McCray Great to see you, too! Here's to Happy Holidays!


message 7: by Heidi

Heidi Hey, Chey, great to see you over here! Hope you're gearing up for a fun & festive holiday season!

Books Make Great Holiday Gifts. Spread the Word!

Cheyenne McCray Thank you, too, Holly! :o)


message 5: by Holly

Holly Jacobs Hi, Cheyenne!

Thanks for friending me!



Cheyenne McCray Andrea M. Kulman wrote: "Hi there & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads!"

I appreciate you being a friend as well!


Cheyenne McCray Jeannie wrote: "Hi Cheyenne and thanks for adding me as a friend!

Thank you, too!


Andrea Kulman Hi there & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads!

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Cheyenne and thanks for adding me as a friend!

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