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!




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!



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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 :)


The new Breaking Series


Hi friends!

A couple of weeks ago, I announced the makeover of the Breaking series and the why behind it.

Today, I’m here to finally show you the gorgeous new covers:



BREAKING FREE (The Breaking Series, #1)

(Previously titled BREAKING THE REINS)

Genre: NA contemporary romance
Warning: strong language, domestic violence, sex scene
Word Count: 110,000
Release date: August/2013
Cover: Najla Qamber Designs

Horses, mansions, tea parties, and lies are twenty-year-old Hannah Taylor’s life. To others, her family and her relationship with Eric is perfect. But she knows the truth. She lives it.

After a fire takes her grandma’s life and kills her horse, Hannah’s immaculate life spirals out of control. Her father disapproves of her decision to run her grandma’s ranch instead of focusing solely on learning the family business; Animal Control brings her Argus, a mistreated horse that she can’t turn away even though she’s not ready for another horse; and her boyfriend, Eric Bennett, a world famous polo player, becomes possessive and authoritarian. Despite her best efforts to disguise it, Hannah grows wary of him.

Then, Leonardo Fernandes struts onto the polo scene. A cocky rookie with a messy life of his own, he’s drawn to Hannah and isn’t afraid of showing it, even when Eric makes it clear she is his and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep it that way. Hannah suffers for Eric’s jealousy. The abuse only gets worse when Leo steals the title of best polo player in the world from Eric.

But the title isn’t enough for Leo. He wants Hannah too, and she can’t deny her attraction to him either. Somehow, she must find a way to break free from abusive Eric before he breaks every bone in her body.

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Old cover:

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BREAKING AWAY (The Breaking Series, #2)

(Previously titled BREAKING FENCES)

Genre: NA contemporary romance
Warning: strong language, bullying, sex scenes
Word Count: 95,000
Release date: June/2014
Cover: Najla Qamber Designs

All Beatriz “Bia” Fernandes wants is to prove herself—to her family and friends—though it’s hard to prove anything with an overbearing father and three famous polo-playing older brothers. After her acceptance into college results in a heated family argument, the Brazilian girl leaves everything behind to find her own American dream.

College life away from home is perfect until the people she believes to be her friends turn on her. With lies and rumors threatening to suffocate her, Bia turns to her only freedom. Riding. But one thing gets in the way of her escape. Garrett Blackwell and his bad cowboy attitude. Working at the ranch is his obligation, bugging Bia is his newfound hobby. His thick skin and easy grin don’t hide what Bia already knows—this misunderstood and lonely cowboy fights his own demons. Brushing horses’ coats and mucking out stalls shouldn’t be this sexy, and it isn’t long before he becomes a part of her distraction.

However, escaping won’t solve her problems, and it’s up to Bia to break down the fences around her and prove her strength—not to her family and friends, but to herself … and for Garrett. Because standing on her own doesn’t have to mean standing alone.

** Companion novel of Breaking Free. Can be read out of order.**

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Old cover:

Breaking Fences - front





BREAKING TRHOUGH (The Breaking Series, #3)

Genre: NA contemporary romance
Warning: strong language, sex scene, mentions of rape and domestic violence
Word Count: tbd
Release date: June/2015
Cover: Najla Qamber Designs

From the outside, Hilary Taylor has it all—beauty, money, a caring family, good friends—but inside she’s struggling, full of fears. Events from the past forever changed her, and though years of therapy have helped, she still has a long way to go…. No matter how much progress she’s made, Hil isn’t sure she’ll ever be able to trust men again. Especially one who sees her as nothing more than a pretty face. But Hil knows it’s time to face her fears, and the best way to do that is to start small.

To Guilherme Fernandes life is about three things: polo, parties and pretty girls—only one of which he takes seriously. Gui is too focused on his polo career to waste time on relationships, however he can’t help but be intrigued by the beautiful yet troubled Hil. So when she decides she’d like to learn more about horses, Gui is happy to find himself in the right place at the right time. But what was supposed to be a one time thing, soon turns into a weekly date.

As Gui helps her discover a new found love for horses, Hil’s guard begins to crumble. The more support Gui offers, the more she wants to accept…and the more the lines of friendship blur. Despite knowing better, Hil can’t help it as Gui slowly breaks through the walls she’s built. Now she has to decide if she’ll stop him there, or if she’ll finally let her fear go and allow Gui to reach for her heart.

** Companion novel of Breaking Free and Breaking Away. Can be read out of order.**



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Here’s the three of them together:

Trilogy covers





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As I mentioned before, the old covers will always have a special place in my heart, but I absolutely love the new covers. What do you think?


Release Day: Skip to the Good Part 2


You guys!

Today is my birthday and it’s the release of a very smexy collection I’m a part of. Check it out:



Skip to the Good Part 2: 20 Authors Reveal Their Steamiest Scenes

Publication date: Dec. 18, 2014

Publisher: Jasper Ridge Press – www.jasperridgepress.com

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Special 99c pricing only during preorder and release week!


Find your next red-hot read in this sizzling collection of sexy scenes.

Volume Two offers even more great reads—preorder now for just 99¢ 

Skip to the Good Part 2: 20 Authors Reveal Their Steamiest Scenes offers face-fanning romance and tie-me-up sizzle (and everything in between) from top authors including New York Times and USA Today bestsellers.

The collection features a bride purchased by a powerful man who has sexy plans of her own, a UFC fighter who falls in lust with the sister of his biggest rival, a woman who gets naughty with her ex hoping she can keep it a one-time thing, a biker charged with protecting a woman he desires from the wrath of a rival gang, and a woman held in a captor’s dungeon who finds that only part of her wants to be freed.

Read 20 of the best steamy scenes in contemporary romance and erotic romance today. This 250-page collection will get your blood pumping, your heart racing, and your skin tingling—you’re sure to discover a new favorite.

Due to the graphic nature of some content, this collection is recommended strictly for mature readers.

New York Times bestsellers:
Pepper Winters
Cristin Harber
Aleatha Romig
L.P. Dover
Zoe York
Geneva Lee

USA Today bestsellers:
Carmen Jenner
J.L. Berg

Kendall Grey
Chelsea Camaron
Amity Cross
Elisabeth Grace
Tia Louise
Kimberly Knight
Lisa Swallow
Elizabeth Otto
Zinnia Bennett
Juliana Haygert
Claudia Bradshaw
Delancey Stewart


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As a birthday gift to me, you should totally buy this collection ;)




Hey friends,

Even though I keep the blog going with cover reveals and release day blitz from my friends, I haven’t been online much.

So, here’s a quick update about what’s going on with me and my writing life.


– I’ve been working on The Everlasting Circle (The Everlast Trilogy, #3) and Breaking Through (The Breaking Series, #3).

I posted the cover of The Everlasting Circle for the first time last week, but in case you missed it, here it is:

TEC - Everlast #3


– Even though Halloween is gone, don’t forget about Midnight Kiss, a collection of novellas set in New Orleans during Halloween. It’s a limited edition and it’ll be off of all retailers soon.

Midnight Kiss

Buy it now: Amazon | Barnes&Noble Kobo iBooks | Google Play


– Have you heard about the Skip to the Good Part collection? It’s a limited time collection of sex scenes from 20 authors. A scene from one of my books is in one second collection coming out Dec 18th.


You can pre-order here: Amazon


– As I posted recently on my blog, The Breaking Series is getting a makeover. I’ll present new covers for the previous books (which were also renamed) and a cover reveal for the third book. You can add the books to your goodreads tbr list clicking here.

Sign up for the cover reveal here.



– Last but not least, two years ago I released a Christmas themed New Adult novella. It’s still available and since Holidays Season is upon us, I thought it would be okay to remind you of it.


Buy it now: Amazon | Barnes&Nobles | Smashwords | Kobo | iBooks


I think that’s it for now. See you around :)


Hi! I'm Juliana Haygert,

Author of New Adult fiction.

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