Jayne Lockwood

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I've been writing for many years, starting out at County College of Morris in New Jersey with a course in Journalism. Since then I've published five novels for Black Lace Books under a pseudonym (Savannah Smythe) and one ghostwritten book for glamour celebrity, Abi Titmuss, in 2005 (10 Fantasies.) Also, I've published two M/M erotica stories as S. A. Smythe, Lexington Black and Docklands Diamond, both available on Amazon and Smashwords.

Since then I’ve published The Cloud Seeker and Closer Than Blood, both romantic suspense novels under Hollow Hills Publishing. At the moment, I'm and I’m working on my third Jayne Lockwood novel. I draw from my experiences as an Englishwoman and my time in New Jersey. The area of the Chilterns where
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Jayne Lockwood Put simply, I write. The worst thing you can do is not write, in my opinion. It doesn't have to be about that particular thing you are struggling…morePut simply, I write. The worst thing you can do is not write, in my opinion. It doesn't have to be about that particular thing you are struggling with. It can be something completely different, but whatever it is, the creative juices are flowing and it takes you far enough away from the problem that you can see it more clearly. I've always find that, anyway. And you might have something you can use later - a poem, something for your blog, a snippet of another book. The important thing is to keep the words flowing.(less)
Jayne Lockwood The best thing? You create whole worlds and characters, put words in their mouths, put them in situations and see how they react. Sometimes they can…moreThe best thing? You create whole worlds and characters, put words in their mouths, put them in situations and see how they react. Sometimes they can surprise you.

And great reviews. That is a fantastic feeling, when someone you will never know or meet actually bothers to write a wonderful review. Best. Feeling. Ever.(less)
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Euphoria

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The Cloud Seeker

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Fallen Angel

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Description: An alternative romance by Jayne Lockwood Weaving through deception, intrigue and the horror of 9/11, the path to love was never going to be easy...

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“Her cowardice had been re-branded as self-preservation, and she was grateful for it.”
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Jayne Is following the same as friending? Aargh I'm confused! Don't want to appear aloof, just don't know what the hell I'm doing. I'll get there... In the meantime, here is a cheeky link, before someone slaps me down and says its against Goodreads etiquette ...

Actually no, I've changed my mind. Show some class, woman!


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Jayne I'm kind of throwing this out there, as I'm new and I'm not sure how Goodreads works just yet. I love books, I love writing, and I love giving opinions that probably nobody wants. If you want to catch my blog, the link is http://www.jaynelockwood.com/diary/ or if you just want to chew the fat over books, that's cool too. Happy reading and writing!


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Jayne Kayla wrote: "I see you have Patricial Corwell in your books - love the whole Scarpetta series! Nice to meet you. Kayla"

And you Kayla!


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Kayla Stonor I see you have Patricial Corwell in your books - love the whole Scarpetta series! Nice to meet you. Kayla


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