The long awaited 6th book in the Skye Morrison Vampire Series is almost here!!! The official release date is January 8, 2018 but you can pre-order today on Amazon. Click the link below to score your copy!
I get letters like the one below often and my schedule is so crazy right now that I rarely get a chance to actually sit down and respond. Well, today I did and I'm sharing it with you because I've been needing to update y'all for a while. I haven't forgotten about you or my characters. Sometimes life just takes a turn and you have to go where it takes you. Please read below and know that I hear you, I think about you guys every single day, and I miss writing more than you can ever imagine. I feel like part of me is missing. But...a single girl has to do what a single girl has to do. Bills don't pay themselves and I've yet to discover that mythical money tree. So, until then, I'm going to work my ass off and hopefully soon life will take another turn and I will have more time to write. I pray for it...
"I'm assuming this is an annoying question I'm about to ask, especially with what sounds like a lot of hardships you have had to over come. I really do pray everything has gotten better. I know we are just fans, but I hope a small part of our love for your writing helps. Even a little. I wish to know if you plan on finishing Retribution of Sins? Or do I just need to force myself to forget about this great series? Lol. I would really like to know. I'm always 're-reading the series in hope that you will come out with the next one. I hope you reply.
I appreciate your email this morning. In truth, this is the first reader email I've responded to in months. I've been avoiding the "when is book 6 coming out" issue (horrible I know!) because I haven't had the response readers would like to hear. And frankly, I'm sad that my writing career has come to this.
After my surgery and divorce, I had to go to work full time and put aside my writing for a while. Well, my having 1 job turned into having 2 jobs and I now work about 60-65 hours a week and have been since December. As you can imagine, this leaves me pretty tired and with very, very little down time. But, the good news is, I do write when I can. I'm a little over half way through Retribution of Sins and would be a lot further if my work schedule wasn't so crazy. I'm planning on using my vacation time this summer to sit down and do nothing but write.
I will continue to write Skye's story, as I have at least 3-4 more books already plotted out, but I won't be able to crank them out as fast as I used to because I am not able to write full-time anymore. But, please don't give up on me or the series. We are still here and slowly making progress.
Thank you for being so amazingly supportive and for loving my characters as much as I do. You rock, miss Abby!
....and big hugs to YOU as well!
Hey, dolls! I know I've owed you this update for some time now, but I really didn't know what to tell you, so I just didn't address it until I was in a better place.
In order to do that, I have to start from the beginning....
First off, I'm a very private person. Incredibly private. It's not easy for me to talk about my personal life or my struggles. It's giving me anxiety just typing this, but I owe you, so I'm going to be completely honest today...
Ready? Here goes... *deep breath*
I've just been through the hardest 9 months of my entire life. Seriously...and I've been through some shit, y'all.
On December 4th, 2014, I found out I had Endometrial Cancer. It scared the socks off me, to be completely honest. I cried, called my family who were 4 hours away, and leaned heavily on them and God for comfort.
December 7th, one day after mine and my husband's 11 year anniversary, I asked for a divorce. The story is long and painful...filled with many ups and downs, but nevertheless, a massive amount of love, joy, compassion, understanding, and patience. After 11 years, I realized our journey had ended and that I could go no further. It happens...but Kenny will always have a special place in my heart, because he gave me back something that a very cruel and heartless man who came before him took away. I will always love him for that and he will always be incredibly special to me.
December 15th, I moved back to Austin, Texas to be closer to my family and to seek treatment. I found an amazing doctor here who did my surgery, a complete hysterectomy, on February 10th, and I started my road to recovery. I was very lucky that we caught the cells early enough and no further treatment was needed.
All the while, I went through this, I was dealing with losing my best friend (my husband) and trying to find my feet, because I hadn't been alone in 14 years. That was NOT easy... It still isn't, but I have some awesome friends and amazing family members who have carried me through, wiped my tears, and told me to buck up, buttercup. Sitting here, looking back, I'm damn lucky to have the people in my life that I do. Couldn't have gotten through this without them, that's for damn sure.
July 9th, our divorce was finalized. It was a bad day for me. I walked into that courthouse alone, and left a mess. I'm a stubborn chick who tries her hardest to stuff the pain she's feeling so far deep down inside herself, that even she can't see it any more. It worked for a while...until it didn't. I'm finally grieving...finally saying goodbye to someone who was my everything. We don't talk to each other anymore. I don't know if that makes it easier or harder... Either way, it's for the best. I needed a clean break, and he respected me enough to try to give me one.
So, here I am now...August 13, 2015.
I have my 6 month checkup with my doctor at the end of the month. Fingers crossed everything is okay. I'm trying to write again, as much as I can. The funny thing about having my world completely turned inside out, is that my muse went silent. I lost most of my drive to write...my passion. It's been lonely and frustrating not having access to Skye, Archer, Hagan, Trey, and Jameson on a regular basis. Skye's world really is my happy place.
As things calm down and I slowly carve out my own path as a single entity now, they'll speak to me again. I know they will. They visit in short bursts, but it isn't for long. I'm doing everything I can to coax them out more. Working out seems to help. Maybe I should try booze... I worked for Hemingway, right? Naw...carbs are more my speed. #ChubbyChicksUnite! Kidding...mostly. I'm trying to get healthy. Slow process, but I'm doing it. 50 pounds down...holla! ;)
What do I want each of you to get out of this blog update?
That I hear you...I know you are waiting for the next book and I WILL get it out to you before the year ends. Believe me...it's agony for me, too. I want each and every one of you to know that I appreciate you, adore you, and sincerely thank you for being patient with me. I need to learn how to be more open...if I had been sooner, you'd all have known what was going on. For that, I'm deeply sorry. You deserved answers and I checked out. Honestly, I was so overwhelmed. There were days I didn't think I'd survive the heartache. But, you can't keep this redhead down...
Subscribe to my newsletter and check back with my blog. I'm half way done with book 6 and as soon as I'm a bit closer to the end, I'll give everyone a release date. I don't want to pick one now only to miss it, further disappointing you. I refuse to give you crap wrapped neatly in an awesome cover (I seriously love the cover to RoS! It might be my favorite), so I'm taking it day by day. I'm a work in progress...but I AM working on it.
Thank you for your time and your ear.
I love and appreciate each of you, truly.
P.S. This is a picture taken at Orlando Indie Bookfest on August 1st, 2015. I had all my friends and Facebook admins together and it was an amazingly happy day. Jax (standing behind me) flew in from Scotland just for the weekend. She surprised us at our hotel that morning, and I cried. I've been friends with her for over 3 years and I finally got to meet her. Ashley, the gorgeous blond, helped keep the trip a secret from V and I. Best day ever... <3
I'm excited to announce that Blood Moon (Skye Morrison Vampire Series, #5.5) has been included in a shifter anthology! I'm super stoked to be working with some amazingly talented, best selling authors. Shifted will be released on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 and is available for pre-order now. Grab your copy today as this is a limited edition anthology and will not be available for long.
★•´*¨`*•.¸10 of Today's Hottest Authors Tell You 10 Shifted Stories.•´*¨`*•★
★ ☆SHIFTED★ ☆
Kindle USA - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B012TCXDZ0
Kindle UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B012TCXDZ0
Kobo - https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/shifted-6
Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/564015
Nook - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shifted-katie-s…/1122415980…
Apple - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1025156469
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26007324-shifted
Nikki St. James’ introduction to the world of the supernatural was traumatic to say the least. Betrayed by the man she could have loved, she was held captive and used by Dark vampires as a pawn against her best friend, Skye Morrison. Being abused and violated by the vampires was devastating, but learning she has lost everything she values in this world because of Skye’s secrets, just might destroy her.
Called upon by Skye to rescue a girl he barely knew, Dean Cruz and his werewolf pack fight to save Nikki St. James. With her world shattered and nowhere else to go, he takes her in and vows to protect her and eliminate any remaining threat. As Alpha, it’s his duty to defend and help those in need, but caring for a human outsider causes unforeseen complications and jealousy within the pack that may jeopardize Nikki’s healing and their possible future together.
Will Nikki be able to survive and let go of the demons that haunt her?
Can Dean earn Nikki’s trust and protect her from the potential dangers that lie ahead?
Find out in Blood Moon, the latest installment in the Skye Morrison Vampire Series by Amazon Bestselling Author J.L. McCoy.
Trigger Warning: While it doesn’t go into explicit details, this book deals with the aftermath of rape. Reader’s discretion advised.
Other books by J.L. McCoy
Blood of the Son (SMVS, #1)
Sins of the Father (SMVS, #2)
The Original Son (SMVS, #3)
Legacy of Blood (SMVS, #4)
Revelation of Blood (SMVS, #5)
Retribution of Sins (SMVS, #6) <---Coming December 2015
The Blood of the Son (SMVS, #1) audiobook is now for sale on Audible!
If you are a first time Audible member, you can download the book absolutely free. Isn't that awesome?!
Blood of the Son offers over 7 hours of sexy, Gothic narration by the lovely Aris.
Please click the link below and snag your copy. Perfect for listening to in the car, working out, cleaning house, grocery shopping, or just hanging out!
Are you planning on coming to the #AustinAuthorAffair Book signing on May 22-24th, 2015? Book a room at the Renaissance Marriott Arboretum hotel for that Friday and Saturday night and your AAA VIP Karaoke After Party tickets are #FREE ($50 value each. Includes open bar, foodies, and fun!). Rooms are $169 a night. All of us authors will be staying there as well, so it's going to be a blast.
To claim your tickets, email hotel confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you guys there!
Book hotel (select attendee): https://aws.passkey.com/event/11665825/owner/13526/home
AAA website: http://austinauthoraffair.blogspot.com
2014 has been the hardest year of my life, hands down.
Things got even worse December 4th. I'd been in the hospital on the 22nd of November, and my doctor called with the biopsy results. He told me I had cancer and have to have a complete hysterectomy...
My mother set up a GiveForward fundraising campaign to help with medical costs. More details are in the link. I'll be taking a break from stuff for a couple of months, but will be at my Austin, Texas book signing on February 7th regardless.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
I love you guys...
GiveForward Fundraising Campaign for Jennifer McCoy
The holidays are upon us and we are all searching for the perfect gifts to give this year. Why not treat the bookworm in your life to some great Skye Morrison Vampire Series goodies? (Or, if you're like me, buy yourself a treat while you shop.) ;)
●Grab bags: Surprise grab bags featuring some of the hottest Skye Morrison Vampire Series paperbacks, merch, jewelry, gift cards, tickets to my signings, and one of a kind gifts. I put together some amazing grab bags this past weekend and even included a super secret Visa Gift Card in one of them! Grab bags are $25, $50, $75, and $100.
(I only have 10, you guys, so get them before they're gone. Guaranteed to be worth more than the Grab Bag price!)
●Paperbacks: Any signed Skye Morrison Vampire Series paperback & bookmark pack is $10 (US shipping included)
●Ebooks: Complete 6 book Skye Morrison Vampire Series Kindle ebooks delivered directly to it for $10 (Can purchase for a friend.)
●SMVS Coffins: 6x6 hand painted trinket boxes signed by me. Black or Red. $23.99 (US shipping included.)
All orders come with 5 signed bookmarks.
Email email@example.com with your order and I'll send you an invoice. (When ordering Grab Bag, please specify price.)
Hello, lovelies! I just wanted to let you all know that I'll be appearing at the Deep in the Heart Author Event in Austin, Texas on Saturday, February 7th 2015. I'll have all of my SMVS paperbacks to sign, some tshirts, jewelry, and other exclusive never-before-seen SMVS goodies for you guys to purchase.
All the info you need is below. Hope to see you dolls there!
Saturday, February 7th
Deep in the Heart Author Event
The Madison Nightclub
307 W 5th St.
Austin, TX 78701
Tickets are $12 pre-order and $15 at the door.
11:00 - 4:00pm: Signing
4:00 - 5:00pm: Cocktail Hour with ticket holders, authors, models.
During the event they will be having an auction for "Appetizers with an author".
Come and win a chance to have appetizers with one of your favorite authors and maybe a model.
(Special gift bag filled with SMVS goodies will be given to the person who wins appetizers with me!)
Good morning, my vampy vixens! Have I got a treat for you today... Behold Crimson Desires: An Erotic Vampire Anthology featuring some of the hottest Indie authors around. They are masters at their craft and I couldn't be more excited about being able to spread the word. Here's a little info for you.
CRIMSON DESIRES: AN EROTIC VAMPIRE ANTHOLOGY
Releases October 26th!
*****Warning: This book contains blood, sex, and vampires doing naughty things only mature audiences should read.*****
10 steamy Vampire stories in one erotic multi-author bundle to set your nights on fire. Vampires have never been sexierâ€¦
Facebook Event(Oct. 26th!): www.facebook.com/events/794236613952320/
AMAZON US: www.amzn.com/B00OSUYTKA
AMAZON UK: http://tinyurl.com/qb9v832
BARNES & NOBLE: http://tinyurl.com/mwdoce5
FACEBOOK PAGE: www.facebook.com/CrimsonVampAnthology
GOODNIGHT SAM by Inger Iversen ~ The tragic history of Sam and Hope, who have existed as vampires since the eighteenth century. Sam has grown weary of the new world along with the escalating conflicts of his kind and wishes to attain peace in what is know as 'the true death', while Hope desperately desires to pursue a more fulfilling life together.
ONE NIGHT WITH A VAMPIRE by Rozlyn Sparks ~ Sometimes the only way to forget the pain of a broken heart is to get back in the saddle. At least that is how Daphneâ€™s friends see it. And since Daphne isnâ€™t showing any signs of letting that happen, they take it into their own hands.
Blindfolded, Daphne is whisked away to the famed, House of Immortal Pleasures, a vampire-run Brothel in Pahrump, Nevada, for a night of fun to exorcise her demons of boyfriends gone bad..
ALONG CAME A KILLER by Dicey Grenor ~ Heâ€™s a vampire who has found his calling in being a hired killer. Nothingâ€™s better than taking out his targets, until he gets one heâ€™s unsure how to handle. **This novelette (app. 12,000 words) occurs at the end of Sleepy Willowâ€™s Loosed Soul (Vol. 3), before the Epilogue. One of the characters makes it to Wolfâ€™s Fire (Vol. 3.2). Read to find out which one. If you are new to The Narcoleptic Vampire Series, ALONG CAME A KILLER can be read out of order or as a standalone.**
INDIGO by Willsin Rowe ~ After nine centuries, Caleb Durant believes heâ€™s seen all the world can offer. Life has lost its music, and even hunting has become monotonous. But when he catches the essence of curvy young violist, Indigo Byrne, everything changes. Is she the one to bring music back into his immortal existence?
CRIMSON ADDICTION by Emily Walker ~ Vampire services are the norm now that theyâ€™ve decided to work alongside humans. Some of the services provided are more taboo than others. One night of bliss with a monster is never enough. Tamara shouldâ€™ve known anything that good was just too dangerous. Now itâ€™s the only thing consuming her thoughts. How will she ever escape its grip?
HALLOWEEN FANTASIES by Rozlyn Sparks ~ Touted as the sexiest party of the year, the annual Halloween Fantasy Ball is the one place a girl can let loose and succumb to her wildest fantasies.
Disguised as a sexy vampire huntress, Sasha captures the attention of Dante, a real life creature of the night. For Sasha, meeting bona-fide vampire is enough to fulfill one of her life long fantasies. Sheâ€™s ready to go home a happy woman.
But Dante has other plans. It is after all, a night of fantasies, and he has a few of his own to share.
FOR THE LOVE OF RENATA by Lissette E. Manning ~ Renata Lorrie never expected to feel the way she does, most especially when it comes to her beloved Jackie. Amidst the ensuing chaos, she gives in to her hunger and insatiable desires. When love and passion collide, anything is possible, a certainty sheâ€™s learning every step of the way.
BITTEN by Morgan Black ~ Eve Mallory is a stuck up prude with a dead end newspaper job. But when her boss offers her a chance to write a story about the hottest sex club in town her whole world changes.
Eve thinks sheâ€™s just at Red to get the scoop, she never expects to be brought into the elite circle of Vampires who are wealthy, beautiful, and hungry. Possibly for her blood.
And then there's Derek, with his piercing blue eyes, incredible build, and smug understanding of Eve. Why does he know so much about her? And what is it about his touch that makes her tremble?
BLOOD PURPLE, BOOK ONE OF THE BLOOD SERIES by Ashley Nemer ~ In a world we think we know, live other races entirely hidden from the mortal perspective. Creatures of legend, of fable and myth, their very history and nature have allowed them to walk side by side with humans since time immemorial. They are warriors, they are hunters, and they are Algula. Vampire. And in their own midst, a battle is brewing for supremacy, for dominance, that can and will affect all around them. Old hatred never dies and vengeance is a fiery sword that cuts a bloody swath.
THE ROSE CHRONICLES by Julieanne Lynch ~ Young, beautiful and naive, Bianka doesn't understand the price she has to pay with being the chosen one. The choices she makes will forever change life as she knows it. More so when she becomes a vampire with insatiable thirsts and desires.