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Jaye Wells

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Jaye Wells is a former magazine editor whose award-winning speculative fiction novels have hit several bestseller lists. She holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, and is a sought-after speaker on the craft of writing. When she’s not writing or teaching, she loves to travel to exotic locales, experiment in her kitchen like a mad scientist, and try things that scare her so she can write about them in her books. She lives in Texas.

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“I walked to the door where Clovis waited. When I looked up, he was staring at Adam. A quick glance backward confirmed Adam was returning his stare. Freaking males, I thought, they couldn’t be more obvious about their territorial dispute if they’d both peed on me.”
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“Sure. What's the worst that could happen."
Twenty minutes later, we had our answer. "I can't frecking believe this."
I cringed. "I'm so sorry."
"I'm bald!" Giguhl continued. "I look like a freak."
"It's not that bad," I said. But it was. Oh, my lord was it bad. I'd never seen an uglier cat in my entire life.”
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message 13: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Jaye,
Thanks so much for acepting my friend request! I love the Sabina Kane books :)
Kind Regards
Lucinda x

Theshrewedshrew Thanks for the add, great meeting you in Dallas. ;p

message 11: by Mihaela

Mihaela Hi,Jaye! Thank you for the add. Hugs from Romania :)

Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Jaye! Looking forward to reading your books :)

SATIN SUE    thanks for accepting me...

Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Thank you for accepting Jaye Wells. Later :)

message 7: by Jaye

Jaye Say wrote: "hi....i totally love your books especially the sabina kane series. i cant wait for the third book....happy new year!"

Happy New Year, Say! I'm psyched you love the series. Luckily the wait for Green-Eyed Demon is almost over. Take care!

message 6: by Say

Say hi....i totally love your books especially the sabina kane series. i cant wait for the third book....happy new year!

Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) Hi Jaye! Thanks for the friend acceptance! Can't wait to read Green-Eyed Demon! I love me some Adam and G!

message 4: by Naah

Naah Soares Can't wait to read Mage In Black. ♥_♥

message 3: by Jaye

Jaye *Stephanie* wrote: "hey Jaye
i just finished ur book. Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, Book 1) and i really liked it.. i cant wait to read book two.. i hope we see more of Giguhl. he was great as the cat lol.. he m..."

Thanks Stephanie (sorry it took so long to respond, I didn't see the comment till just now). Never fear, Giguhl will continue to be a major source of hijinx. Glad you enjoy it!


Bradley Hello Jaye, I hope you are having a good day! =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor

message 1: by Tony

Tony Hi Jaye,

Thanks for adding me as a friend. Good luck on the book. I love to follow the careers of local authors. You have all my best.

Have a wonderful week.

Tony Eldridge
Author of The Samson Effect

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