Yearly Archives: 2015

Midnight Kiss!

Midnight Kiss 3DDid you miss last year’s MIDNIGHT KISS?

Midnight Kiss was a collection of four New Adult Paranormal novellas centering around Halloween night in New Orleans. Four bestselling authors. One City. One Night. Each story features a completely different set of characters who find themselves drawn to the same voodoo shop on Bourbon Street. Midnight Kiss was only available for a short time, but if you missed it, I have great news for you!!

Each of these novellas have been published separately and are now available for purchase or download. Here’s a little more about each one:

 

AFTER MIDNIGHT by Sarra Cannon ($0.99)

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After Midnight

From the outside, Becca Goldberg looks like any normal freshman girl at Tulane, but she’s been keeping a terrible secret. She’s really Allison Moore–a young witch from Peachville hiding out from an evil coven of witches known as the Order of Shadows. She thinks she is safe until an unexpected accident occurs. Now, she only has until midnight on Halloween until her identity is discovered.

She must turn to the hottest, most elusive guy on campus for help. Will he help save her? Or will her life come crashing down around her after midnight?

After Midnight is tied to the Peachville High Demons series.

 

 

TESTED by Juliana Haygert ($0.99)

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Tested

 

Being the weakest witch of her generation, nineteen-year-old Hazel is convinced she’s supposed to live a normal, human life—except for the occasional ghost hunting. When Hazel moves to New Orleans, the most powerful witch coven in the world grants her a chance to join them, but only if she passes a dangerous test on Halloween night. Everything is going fine until mysterious Sean steps in Hazel’s way, putting her entire test at risk.

Will she be able to ace the test and keep them both alive at the same time?

 

 

SEDUCTION’S KISS by Alyssa Rose Ivy (FREE)

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Seduction's KissNever agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:

1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper.
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire’s nest mates.
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero.

Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.

Seduction’s Kiss is a prequel novella to the Allure Chronicles.

 

 

KISS OF AWAKENING by Jennifer Snyder (FREE)

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Kiss of AwakeningWith one kiss, everything will change…

When a mysterious letter arrives from her estranged mother, twenty-one year old Kenna Blake and her best friend, Bree, are prompted to take a trip to New Orleans at her mother’s expense.

Cryptic messages, a hot tour guide, some Halloween fun, and a sudden new ability Kenna can’t seem to explain are just the beginning of this weekend-trip and the start of her life being forever altered.

Will the new world Kenna’s eyes have unwillingly been opened to in the mystifying Crescent City crumble her reality?

Kiss of Awakening is a prequel novella to the Succubus Kiss series.

 

Midnight Kiss

Pick up these four connected novellas today!!

I’m Back! With a New Book!

 

Hi friends!!

Haven’t seen you all in a while, uh? I know. I’ve been way too quiet. I still am, actually, but I’ll try to be better at updating the website/blog, and also at being on facebook and twitter.

My baby is 9 months old now, but she’s too attached to me. She doesn’t go with anyone else … not even her own father (well, just a little bit). That makes it very hard for me to write. I have a babysitter who stays here at home twice a week (two hours each day) and takes care of my baby while I write, but 1) my baby is still not staying two full hours alone with the sitter and 2) four hours per week is too little. I mean, it’s better than nothing but I can’t write and publish new books as fast as I used to.

Anyway, I’m still here and, even though my books might come slower for a while, I’m still writing.

Meanwhile, I’m releasing a “new” book! SURPRISE!

 

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Being the weakest witch of her generation, nineteen-year-old Hazel is convinced she’s supposed to live a normal, human life—except for the occasional ghost hunting. When Hazel moves to New Orleans, the most powerful witch coven in the world grants her a chance to join them, but only if she passes a dangerous test on Halloween night. Everything is going fine until mysterious Sean steps in Hazel’s way, putting her entire test at risk.

Will she be able to ace the test and keep them both alive at the same time?

New Adult Paranormal Novella
**Previously titled The Midnight Test and published with the Midnight Kiss collection (not available anymore).

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Hopefully, you guys will see more of me from now on! And hopefully, soon I’ll have news about other new books!

Cheers,

 

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On Why I’ve Been So Quiet Lately

 

Hi friends! Long time no see! How are you doing?

I’m doing great!

I’ve been meaning to write an update post for the longest time now, but never got to it … then today I saw Natalie Whipple’s post and thought it related so well to why I wasn’t posting anything myself.

First, the update. My 2nd daughter was born on January. She’s now 5 months old and she’s doing very, very well. I haven’t been writing much or revising much, or doing anything much, because she wants to stay with me, like literately in my arms, the entire day—which I don’t complain since she sleeps in her bed all night long! We have a big trip to Brazil coming up next month, and we’re moving from CT to NC! Yeah, the moving part happened fast and now I’m going crazy organizing a move around a 3-week trip to Brazil. And my oldest daughter’s new school starts one week after we’re back so we need to be settled by then! It’s going to be a hurried mess, but I know we’ll make it work. Though, until it’s all done, I’m stressing, of course.

Second, why haven’t I posted updates before? I don’t really know. I haven’t had much to report, especially on the writing/revising front, which is the main subject of this blog. And once I disconnected for those first 2-3 months to take care of the baby and spend time with family that came to visit us, I didn’t feel like I was missing anything, you know.

I thought I would fail life if I didn’t check twitter twenty times per day, if I didn’t read and reply to all threads on my facebook groups, if I didn’t read every single post on my bloglovin feed, if I didn’t browse through pinterest five times each day, if I didn’t blogged at least twice a week … but you know what happened? At first, I was so, so busy, I really didn’t have time to worry about missing anything. And then, after a while, I realized I didn’t really miss it. Don’t get me wrong, I do miss talking to the friends I made through twitter and facebook, but I didn’t miss that rush, that need to be up to date with the book/writing community.

And it was such a relief! It’s still such a relief!

I’ve been popping on twitter every 2 or 3 days, sorta … just to say hi to my friends. I’ve been checking on a few facebook groups, reading a few interesting posts, but otherwise, I’ve been quiet. And it has been such a bliss!

Last year, I published 3 novels, 2 novellas, and had one scene of one of my books featured in an anthology. Last year, I felt such pressure, such hurry … I was so involved in the business side of my career, that I lost a little of me. I was writing what I thought my readers would like (don’t get me wrong, I wont’ write anything I don’t like too, but the idea that I had to please others was too strong), I was worried about marketing, about sales, about blog tours, about cover reveals, about being social so readers/writers will like me and hopefully buy my books, I was worried with ads and exposure. To be honest, I don’t really like the business side of being a self-published author. I love the control, but I hate how much the other things take from my writing time. HATE IT.

So, after being absent for 2-3 months with a newborn, I just didn’t make any effort to come back. I enjoyed the quiet, the not knowing what was the new strategy in getting more readers, in selling more, and not worrying I wasn’t being as successful at it as many of my writer friends.

I reread many of my old manuscripts, wrote down new ideas’ notes, started new projects dozen of times, I came up with at least ten plans of when to come back, what to write next, and such—I was still worrying.

Well, I’m still worrying. Of course I am. Since I’ve been quiet these past few months, my sales have dropped drastically, and the business side of my brain keeps telling me I need to do something about it fast, but you know what? The creative side of my brain is winning. The creative side tells the business side to shut the hell up. The creative side of my brain is happy with me just relaxing now … raising my baby girl in this important phase of her life; taking care of the oldest girl, who loves her sister but is missing mommy time a little; preparing for our big trip to Brazil, where we haven’t been in over 3 years; preparing for a rushed move to NC; and working here and there on old and new stories.

One month ago, I was still worried. I was trying to make plans to write my next book and publish it by the end of the year. I had to get a new book out this year. And then follow with a new one every 3-4 months, of course.

Bleh …

I don’t care about that anymore. Not right now at least. I will come back, I will write dozens of books, I will publish again, and it’ll be sooner rather than later … but not right now.

Right now I’m enjoying the quiet life. Like Natalie Whipple said:

“I find I’m actually looking forward to the “reset,” so to speak. No deadlines. No contracts. No events or publicity or whatever. It’s like I’m a brand new author again, […] I want writing to be magical again.”

That’s exactly what I want.

And I will have it.

A Break

 

Hi friends,

So, because of the upcoming baby and some other personal matter, today I’ll begin a break from writing and publishing. Unfortunately, I don’t know how long this break will be.

I’ll even take a break from social media, except to post some “hi, how are you?” tweets, and some pics of my new baby on instagram :)

Anyway, so this is me going on a possibly long break.

Just … don’t forget about me! lol

See you soon. Be safe, friends :)

Cheers,

Hi! I'm Juliana Haygert,

USA Today Bestselling Author.

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