Brooklyn James

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Brooklyn James is an author/singer/songwriter inspired by life in the Live Music Capital of Austin, Texas. Her first novel, The Boots My Mother Gave Me, has an original music soundtrack and was chosen as a Quarter Finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. This book has ranked in Kindle's Top 100 Coming of Age and Women's Fiction.

When she is not writing books, she can be found playing live music around Austin as part of an acoustic duo. Like most everyone, she treasures time spent with family and friends. Brooklyn has been in a Weezer video, met Harry Connick Jr. as an extra on the set of When Angels Sing, appeared in Richard Linklater's Boyhood for all of a nanosecond, and she was Mira Sorvino's stand-in on Jerry Bruckheimer's Troop
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The Boots My Mother Gave Me

3.96 avg rating — 1,262 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Let It Go

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Sole Sister

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Just Not Ready Yet

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“I'm not sure who has the greater fear, mothers or daughters, that daughters will, in fact, become their mothers.”
Brooklyn James, The Boots My Mother Gave Me

“It's amazing how we push against things, things that in our depths we know we want, we know are good for us, yet we continue to deny ourselves with a conviction unmatched. Maybe we do it because we don't think we deserve that one true, good thing. Are we worthy? It's the most extraordinary thing, to embrace the life you never saw yourself living." -Harley LeBeau, The Boots My Mother Gave Me”
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“You can't fall in love with a man for who he is, and then expect him to change. Just love him, and if he's worth his salt, he'll give you what you need and be the man you need him to be.”
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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
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Brooklyn James, The Boots My Mother Gave Me

“It's amazing how we push against things, things that in our depths we know we want, we know are good for us, yet we continue to deny ourselves with a conviction unmatched. Maybe we do it because we don't think we deserve that one true, good thing. Are we worthy? It's the most extraordinary thing, to embrace the life you never saw yourself living." -Harley LeBeau, The Boots My Mother Gave Me”
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“My sixth grade sex education class quickly came to mind, and I wondered why masturbation was discussed when addressing the adolescent male, but not mentioned once in the 'normal' sexual development of the adolescent female. Go figure. Boys got masturbation. We got our period!" - Harley LeBeau, The Boots My Mother Gave Me”
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“He grinned, raising the glass to his lips, the liquid wetting his mouth. I wanted to be that glass. -from chapter Hurts So Good, The Boots My Mother Gave Me”
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Brooklyn James A healthy and happy Christmas and New Year to you and yours, Kathleen!!! :) XO


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You too, Kathleen!!!! :) XO!


Brooklyn James If you get a chance, check out our latest Official Music Video release - Damsel In Distress - Track #1 off the new album, Jolie Blonde. The album is the original music soundtrack to the novel, Jolie Blonde, releasing mid-November:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb7CgK...


Brooklyn James Let It Go - Feel good contemporary romance - NEW RELEASE - Now Available on Kindle @ http://www.amazon.com/Let-It-Go-ebook...

Happy Sunday All!


Brooklyn James Cover Reveal for my latest contemporary romance novel, Let It Go, this Wednesday, March 13th on TotallyBookedBlog.

Hope you'll stop by: http://totallybookedblog.com/

RELEASES March 25th on Amazon Kindle


message 12: by Brooklyn (last edited Mar 06, 2013 06:07AM)

Brooklyn James VIGILARE - book #1 in my supernatural adventure trilogy is FREE today (March 6th) on Amazon Kindle.

http://www.amazon.com/Vigilare-ebook/...

"Vigilare walks the line between a thriller and a supernatural adventure while safely anchored in a scientific discourse around blood that James put together so well that it's reminiscent of a Douglas Preston or Michael Crichton novel. With action, romance, a strong female hero and a likable group of characters, Vigilare reads like a good action movie." -Gabino Iglesias

If so inclined, let me know what you think with a review :) Happy Hump Day!

Vigilare by Brooklyn James


message 11: by Brooklyn (last edited Feb 27, 2013 06:12AM)

Brooklyn James Thanks Goodreaders for rating, reviewing and sharing The Boots My Mother Gave Me!!! It's in Kindle's Top 100 Coming Of Age again :) A feat surely spurred by your readership. Love and Thanks to All!

The Boots My Mother Gave Me by Brooklyn James


Brooklyn James At 50,000-words in contemporary romance - Let It Go. We're getting there ;) Hoping for a March 2013 release! Thanks so much Goodreaders for boosting my first novel, The Boots My Mother Gave Me.


Brooklyn James Final draft of practical fitness guide, Get This Body In A Barn: The Milkmaid's Guide To Fitness, handed over to the ebook formatter. Hoping to make that Jan. 1, 2013 deadline. In time for resolutions :) A most Holly Jolly Holiday season to All!!!


Brooklyn James Got some pretty cool news! I'll be at Austin Studios Nov. 5-20 as a Photo Double and Stand In for Mira Sorvino for TNT's "Trooper" Pilot.


Brooklyn James The Boots My Mother Gave Me is #9 in Amazon's Top 100 Coming of Age Novels this morning. And #54 in the Top 100 Women's Fiction & Literature genre. Yeah baby!!! :) Thanks so much to all who have bought or borrowed through Prime.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Boots-Mothe...


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Brooklyn James Sketching out some still illustrations for Vigilare book trailer. All opinions welcome!

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Brooklyn James Can't get this Video to load on my Goodreads Profile.
Here's the link. Interview with Jane Park at WENYTV (Elmira/Corning) about Vigilare Release!

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Brooklyn James Got some videos up over here at Brooklyn James Goodreads. Have a look-see. And have a Happy Hump Day! :)


Brooklyn James I am finally on Blogger. Yippeee! Still trying to get it figured out :) I welcome any suggestions/comments.

http://brooklynjamesblog.blogspot.com


Brooklyn James Hi Johnny! I will check out your tunes.

I have to say this is the first time I have combined my songwriting with writing a book. I've heard of it a few times where author/singer/songwriter types will combine an album with a small book of short stories, poems, and stories behind the music. However, as far as a music soundtrack to a mainstream fiction, I think mine may be one of a kind currently. It only seemed natural to me.

This particlar book is semi-autobiographical about my experiences with an abusive childhood. Music and writing were my outlets. When I started writing the book, it was creative therapy (cheap therapy:)) in action for me. I went into this creative phase where all I wanted to do was write. Sometimes it was chapters in the book, other times it was songs. Therefore, it's my belief that the two were conceived from the same vein, so to speak, and that's why it seemed only natural to release them together. It was just there. Parts of the book and the characters inspired the songs, while some of the songs inspired the book and the characters. For instance, I wrote the track Jeremiah Johnson in 2008. It left such a massive impression on me that subconsciously, he became my lead male character in the book in 2010. They really go hand in hand, representative of my creative box at that time.

I'm writing my next novel, a mystery/suspense, Vigilare...and it will not have a soundtrack because it would be out of place for the context and my musical style. As for your original question, the concept of combining the two works great, when it's meant to be. I think if it comes natural to you and feels "right," then it's golden. But to try and make one fit into the other, I think that pulls away from the originality.

Looking forward to checking out your music! Cheers!


Johnny Flora Hi Brooklyn, Like yourself I am a working musician and an author. I noticed that you do combo book signings with your music. How does that work out. I have my original songs on Reverbnation, an excellent independent music site, I'm listed as {Jersey] Johnny Flora. Does the concept of combining the two art forms work well.....Thanks Johnny


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