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What do I love about writing romance? The same things I love in my reading: that intense undeniable attraction between the main characters. The emotional moments that can come hard and fast, or so soft and sweet, they creep into the heart while cutting to the bone.

I need characters that feel real, strong friendships depicted, and great antagonists. Give me some crazy hot erotic intimacy between the hero and heroine and flashes of humor to balance things out. And of course, I want a good story with a satisfying ending.

No matter what the subgenre, those are some of the things I aim for in my writing and I hope you find in my books.



This year has been quite the rollercoaster ride with some of the lowest/darkest moments of my life. But in the end, as the year draws to a close and on the eve of this very special holiday, and I can say that what I’m left with is mostly a feeling of being blessed by the opportunities granted, a sense of inner growth, gratitude, yes, for the material things achieved and held on to, and an abid... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 24, 2014 14:52
Average rating: 3.46 · 136 ratings · 24 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Hunter of the Heart
3.08 of 5 stars 3.08 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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" CHRISTMAS EATING TIPS1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they’re serving rum balls. 2. Drink as m..." Read more of this blog post »
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“Looks to me like Felicity didn’t enjoy being mauled,” Daniel pointed out reasonably. When what he reasonably wanted to do, was shove Stuart’s head so far up his ass the next time he gargled he’d give himself a colonic. -Felicity Stripped Bare
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“Looks to me like Felicity didn’t enjoy being mauled,” Daniel pointed out reasonably. When what he reasonably wanted to do, was shove Stuart’s head so far up his ass the next time he gargled he’d give himself a colonic. -Felicity Stripped Bare
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Vanessa Jaye Zosia wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite!"

Hey thanks for accepting! I like your reviews. Interesting and clearly stating your reasonings. Looking forward to reading more.


Vanessa Jaye Last few months I've been checking out more non-con/ non-pc books. I blame Goodreads.


Vanessa Jaye Sorry about the little add-book frenzy. I'm updating my blog and decided to replace the (outdated) list of books I in the sidebar with the Goodreads bookshelf. But I needed to add those books to Goodreads first before I deleted them from the blog. :-P


Vanessa Jaye That Amazon 1-Click Buy button is going to impoverish me. Woke up an hour ago and I've already bought two books over there.


Vanessa Jaye Just saw the Hunter of the Heart is up on the Coming Soon pages over on Samhain. They also have a different excerpt from the one I have on my site. http://store.samhainpublishing.com/hu...


Vanessa Jaye Since Goodreads only officially list giveaway for printbooks, I'm not sure where to post this for an ebook, so I'm throwing it up here.

I'd like to give away 2 copies of my upcoming November 1 release Hunter of the Heart (Samhain Publishing)for review (good, bad or indifferent). If you're interested, please contact me at vanessajaye@hotmail.com. Depending on the response (ie, more than two requests, lol) I'll do a random pick.

You can read more about the book on my site, here: http://www.vanessajaye.com/hunter-of-...

Thanks! :)


Harlequin Books Hello Vanessa, it is a pleasure to meet you.


Vanessa Jaye Harlequin Books wrote: "Hello Vanessa, it is a pleasure to meet you."

Hey there Harlequin,

Big fan and long time reader of your books. :)


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