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2017-06-03 11:22 am

Sacred Guardian Ebook Giveaway!

My Sacred Guardian series is on spotlight this week at Rainbow Gold Reviews! Leave a comment on the following page by June 11th to have your name entered in a giveaway contest for a free ebook copy of either book (winner's choice):

https://rainbowgoldreviews.wordpress.com/2017/06/02/spotlight-sacred-guardian-series-by-j-a-jaken-lgbt-rgrgiveaway-excerpts-mm-fantasy/

Universal Amazon Links:

Through the Last Door: getBook.at/TTLD

Eater of Dreams: getBook.at/eater_of_dreams




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2017-05-26 07:31 am

New Serialization Begins Today!

The third novel in my House of Silence series is available for free reading on the Forbidden Fiction website! The first chapter was posted today, and subsequent chapters will be serialized on Friday of each week.

Read the story here:

http://forbiddenfiction.com/story/jaj-1-000198/




The House of Silence Volume 3: Consort
by J.A. Jaken

Novel (137,000 words)
Genre(s): Gothic, Suspense, BDSM, M/M

On the surface, the business of the infamous House of Silence is obvious enough, but its carefully cultivated veneer of political neutrality is threatened when a lover from Master Charon’s youth arrives with an urgent message from the queen, prompting jealousy from Reiji and putting the whole house on edge.

The House’s unique resources are called upon to investigate one of the local cabals which is overstepping its bounds, snatching up disproportionate amounts of territory and capital beyond its domain. When Tam goes missing, Charon and the boys are caught up in a web of intrigue, peril, and sensuality that may end up costing them their lives. (M/M)
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2017-04-23 07:14 am

Release Day for Eater of Dreams!

I am very excited to say that Eater of Dreams is now available!!! This is the second book in my Sacred Guardian series, following Through the Last Door. The books tell the story of Kaori, the young and reluctant ruler of Kazure, and his bodyguard Hunter as they struggle to protect their country (and each other) through the trials of political uncertainty, internal corruption, and ensuing war. I've always loved epic sword and sorcery fantasy novels but have been continually disappointed over the years that my favorites don't have more of a m/m flavor to them. This series is my response to that: fantasy, adventure, magic, intrigue, as well as a healthy dose of m/m romance. I fell in love with each of the characters as I wrote this story, and I hope you will, too. :)

Universal Amazon link: getBook.at/eater_of_dreams

CreateSpace link: https://www.createspace.com/6812408


EATER OF DREAMS
by J.A. Jaken

Novel (122,000 words)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure, M/M Romance

Kaori Sansa has uncovered the truth about Shinja, the Sacred Guardian of Kazure, but the country he is sworn to protect is far from secure. War presses hard from the east, and unrest from within Kazure's borders threatens to undermine what little control he has managed to gain over his subjects. Furthermore, there are those who question his choice in pursuing a relationship with Hunter--quite possibly even those who are closest to him, and whom he has most come to depend upon. Will he find a way to sort through the miasma of lies, violence, and political entanglements that surround him in order to save the country he loves, yet somehow remain true to his own heart?

Excerpt )





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2017-04-17 05:16 am

Eater of Dreams available for preorder!

In the mood for a MM fantasy/adventure you can sink your teeth into? Eater of Dreams is now available for preorder!!!

Universal Amazon link: getBook.at/eater_of_dreams


EATER OF DREAMS
by J.A. Jaken

Novel (122,000 words)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure, M/M Romance

Kaori Sansa has uncovered the truth about Shinja, the Sacred Guardian of Kazure, but the country he is sworn to protect is far from secure. War presses hard from the east, and unrest from within Kazure's borders threatens to undermine what little control he has managed to gain over his subjects. Furthermore, there are those who question his choice in pursuing a relationship with Hunter--quite possibly even those who are closest to him, and whom he has most come to depend upon. Will he find a way to sort through the miasma of lies, violence, and political entanglements that surround him in order to save the country he loves, yet somehow remain true to his own heart?

Excerpt )




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2017-04-08 06:14 am

Last day!

Today is the last day to grab the first book in my Sacred Guardian series, Through the Last Door, while it's on Kindle Countdown sale on Amazon!

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R3TETGC


THROUGH THE LAST DOOR
by J.A. Jaken

Novel (135,000 words)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure, M/M Romance

When Kaori Sansa’s father dies, he is forced to return home to claim the throne as the rightful heir of the country of Kazure. In the aftermath of his father’s death, he learns that the country he loves is riddled with corruption, and is hovering on the brink of war. Will he be able to hold the kingdom together despite the odds that are stacked against it, and somehow unlock the buried powers of Shinja, the Sacred Beast of Kazure?


Excerpt )


The second book in the series, Eater of Dreams, will be released later this month in both ebook and paperback.




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2017-04-06 04:56 am

Three days left!

Only three days left to grab the first book in my Sacred Guardian series, Through the Last Door, while it's on Kindle Countdown sale on Amazon! The sale will last through Saturday, April 8th.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R3TETGC


THROUGH THE LAST DOOR
by J.A. Jaken

Novel (135,000 words)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure, M/M Romance

When Kaori Sansa’s father dies, he is forced to return home to claim the throne as the rightful heir of the country of Kazure. In the aftermath of his father’s death, he learns that the country he loves is riddled with corruption, and is hovering on the brink of war. Will he be able to hold the kingdom together despite the odds that are stacked against it, and somehow unlock the buried powers of Shinja, the Sacred Beast of Kazure?


Excerpt )


The second book in the series, Eater of Dreams, will be released later this month in both ebook and paperback.




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2017-04-04 05:02 am

Five days left!

Only five days left to grab the first book in my Sacred Guardian series, Through the Last Door, while it's on Kindle Countdown sale on Amazon! The sale will last through Saturday, April 8th.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R3TETGC


THROUGH THE LAST DOOR
by J.A. Jaken

Novel (135,000 words)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure, M/M Romance

When Kaori Sansa’s father dies, he is forced to return home to claim the throne as the rightful heir of the country of Kazure. In the aftermath of his father’s death, he learns that the country he loves is riddled with corruption, and is hovering on the brink of war. Will he be able to hold the kingdom together despite the odds that are stacked against it, and somehow unlock the buried powers of Shinja, the Sacred Beast of Kazure?


Excerpt )


The second book in the series, Eater of Dreams, will be released later this month in both ebook and paperback.




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2017-04-02 11:04 am

Kindle Countdown Sale

The first book in my Sacred Guardian series, Through the Last Door, is now on Kindle Countdown sale on Amazon. The sale will last from today through through Saturday, April 8th. Grab the book today for only 99¢! The price will increase incrementally throughout the week until it returns to the original list price of $4.99 at the end of the week.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R3TETGC


THROUGH THE LAST DOOR
by J.A. Jaken

Novel (135,000 words)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure, M/M Romance

When Kaori Sansa’s father dies, he is forced to return home to claim the throne as the rightful heir of the country of Kazure. In the aftermath of his father’s death, he learns that the country he loves is riddled with corruption, and is hovering on the brink of war. Will he be able to hold the kingdom together despite the odds that are stacked against it, and somehow unlock the buried powers of Shinja, the Sacred Beast of Kazure?


Excerpt )


The second book in the series, Eater of Dreams, will be released later this month in both ebook and paperback.




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2017-04-01 10:36 am

Through the Last Door on sale!!!

The first novel in my Sacred Guardian series, Through the Last Door, will be on Kindle Countdown sale from Sunday April 2nd through Saturday April 8th. Beginning tomorrow you can grab the Kindle version of the book for 99¢. The price will increase incrementally throughout the week until it returns to the original list price of $4.99 at the end of the week.

If you haven't had a chance to read the book yet and would like to get introduced to the characters of Kaori and Hunter and the fantasy world they live in before Eater of Dreams is released later this month, this is the time to get your hands on it at a discounted price.

You can learn more about the book on my website here: http://jajaken.com/novels/throughthelastdoor.htm

Here is an excerpt from the story:

Excerpt )

As always, thank you to everyone who has supported my writing over the years. I'm really excited about this series and I can't wait to share the newest book with all of you!




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2017-03-28 04:09 pm

The proof for EoD is here!!!

The proof copy for Eater of Dreams arrived today!!! I always get so ridiculously excited when I hold a book I've written in my hands. It doesn't ever seem real, not even when I flip through the pages and read random passages, and think to myself, "Hey, I really wrote this."

Can't wait for the book's official release. I'm already about twenty chapters into the third book in the series, which is thrilling me and breaking my heart all at the same time. The next book is going to be a very emotional journey for Kaori and Hunter. Their story makes both my fantasy/adventure-loving heart and my m/m-loving heart very happy. ♥




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2017-03-25 06:35 am

"House of Silence" Short Stories

The short stories I've written as prologues to the House of Silence series are now being serialized on the Forbidden Fiction website. These are a series of snapshots detailing the boys' initial meeting with Charon, and some of their earliest experiences inside the House.

Tam's story is up now for reading:
http://forbiddenfiction.com/story/jaj-1.000059/

An excerpt from Vincent's story is up now as well:
http://forbiddenfiction.com/chapter/jaj-1-000057-00/

If you'd like information on the entire anthology of prequel stories, you can find that on my website here:
http://jajaken.com/shortstories/enteringthehos.htm

I believe the plan is to start serializing The House of Silence 3: Consort in May.

I really enjoyed writing in this universe and fell in love with each one of the characters there. It's been a lot of fun taking a look at these stories again. ^_^

Happy reading! :)

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2017-03-17 12:27 pm

Eater of Dreams coming soon!

My m/m fantasy novel EATER OF DREAMS is almost ready to be released! This is the sequel to my previous fantasy novel, THROUGH THE LAST DOOR, although the new book has been written to stand on its own if you haven't had a chance to read the first one. The book details are up on my website here:

http://jajaken.com/novels/eaterofdreams.htm

Summary: Kaori Sansa has uncovered the truth about Shinja, the Sacred Guardian of Kazure, but the country he is sworn to protect is far from secure. War presses hard from the east, and unrest from within Kazure's borders threatens to undermine what little control he has managed to gain over his subjects. Furthermore, there are those who question his choice in pursuing a relationship with Hunter--quite possibly even those who are closest to him, and whom he has most come to depend upon. Will he find a way to sort through the miasma of lies, violence, and political entanglements that surround him in order to save the country he loves, yet somehow remain true to his own heart?





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2017-03-03 05:56 am

Last Week!

Just a reminder that this is the last week to read the free serialization of my m/m novella His Whipping Boy. The final chapter was just released today:

http://forbiddenfiction.com/story/jaj-1-000182/

All of the former chapters are still posted there, so you can get caught up if you haven't had a chance to read the story yet.

Happy reading! :)


Summary: Cedric de Breos was an average son from an average farmer’s family before he was chosen -- by royal decree -- to befriend Alain Tomolia, the solemn and enigmatic crown prince of Dunn. As Cedric dutifully pursues their strange friendship, he begins to suspect that Alain is haunted by a dark secret, one which has its roots sunk deep in the crown prince’s past. Cedric’s situation is complicated by the gradual realization that his intended purpose is not only to serve as companion to the crown prince but also as his surrogate in the whipping yard, taking the punishment for Alain’s misdeeds. Will Cedric find a way to come to terms with the resentment, pity, curiosity, and reluctant attraction he feels toward the crown prince, or will he allow the circumstances around them to command their fate?




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2017-02-10 06:43 am

New Chapters

The next chapter of my m/m novel His Whipping Boy is out today:

http://forbiddenfiction.com/story/jaj-1-000182/




Also, a reminder that another of my novels, Nicholi's Vengeance, is being serialized with a new chapter coming out every Wednesday morning:

http://forbiddenfiction.com/story/jaj-1.000011/




If you've missed any of the previous chapters they are also available for reading to get you caught up! If you want to purchase either of the books you can do so by clicking the "get it now" button toward the middle of the webpage.

Enjoy! :)

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2017-01-27 06:00 am

Free Serialization of His Whipping Boy

My m/m novella His Whipping Boy is being offered for free reading for a limited time at Forbidden Fiction! Chapter one has just been posted, and an additional chapter will be posted each week on Friday for the next six weeks.

Here is the link where you can find the story:

http://forbiddenfiction.com/story/jaj-1-000182/

Summary: Cedric de Breos was an average son from an average farmer’s family before he was chosen -- by royal decree -- to befriend Alain Tomolia, the solemn and enigmatic crown prince of Dunn. As Cedric dutifully pursues their strange friendship, he begins to suspect that Alain is haunted by a dark secret, one which has its roots sunk deep in the crown prince’s past. Cedric’s situation is complicated by the gradual realization that his intended purpose is not only to serve as companion to the crown prince but also as his surrogate in the whipping yard, taking the punishment for Alain’s misdeeds. Will Cedric find a way to come to terms with the resentment, pity, curiosity, and reluctant attraction he feels toward the crown prince, or will he allow the circumstances around them to command their fate?

If you enjoy the story, you can purchase a copy by clicking the "Get It Now" button on the webpage.

Happy reading! :)




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2016-08-27 10:54 am

Status Update

Just over a year and a half ago my m/m fantasy adventure novel Through the Last Door was published. It tells the story of a young man named Kaori Sansa who is forced to assume his country's throne, only to find himself faced with numerous challenges including a brewing war, internal corruption, personal entanglements, and an unexpected romance. In the process of writing the story I created a number of characters that I fell head over heels in love with, and while TtLD stands well enough on its own as a completed story, I have always felt the urge to travel further with these characters and see where they might lead me.

I am happy to announce that the sequel is nearly ready for publication! The title of the new book is Eater of Dreams. It is 122,000 words long and continues the adventures of Kaori, Hunter, and the rest of his friends as they fight to defend the country of Kazure, and each other. There is a cover being made for it now, which I will share once I get a completed version. I'm planning to have the book available within the next month or two.

If you haven't read the first book and would like to, you can find it in both ebook and paperback versions on Amazon here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R3TETGC

Thank you to everyone who has encouraged my writing over the years! I couldn't have done this without you. :)


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2016-02-05 05:04 pm

Pathfinder: Chapter 4

Chapter Four of Pathfinder is out today! :D

Chapter 4: Exploration
http://forbiddenfiction.com/chapter/jaj-1-000012-04/


If you haven't signed up for a FREE membership at Forbidden Fiction to get access to the story yet, you can do it here: http://forbiddenfiction.com/

Pathfinder
Novel (75,000 words)
Genre(s): Science Fiction, Gay, Romance


Shai discovers he is a pathfinder and is desperate to find a genetically suitable partner to prevent his extrasensory talents from running amok. Unfortunately those talents make him a target for the brutal crime lords and other violent denizens who inhabit the city of Nhil-Rhar. Shai needs to learn how to use his pathfinder senses—no matter how much they terrify him—before he’s trapped in a partnership that will enslave him for the rest of his life.


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2016-01-29 07:35 pm

Pathfinder: Chapter 3

Chapter Three of Pathfinder is out today! :D

Chapter 3: Edgeress
http://forbiddenfiction.com/chapter/jaj-1-000012-03/


If you haven't signed up for a FREE membership at Forbidden Fiction to get access to the story yet, you can do it here: http://forbiddenfiction.com/

Pathfinder
Novel (75,000 words)
Genre(s): Science Fiction, Gay, Romance


Shai discovers he is a pathfinder and is desperate to find a genetically suitable partner to prevent his extrasensory talents from running amok. Unfortunately those talents make him a target for the brutal crime lords and other violent denizens who inhabit the city of Nhil-Rhar. Shai needs to learn how to use his pathfinder senses—no matter how much they terrify him—before he’s trapped in a partnership that will enslave him for the rest of his life.


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2016-01-22 11:31 am

Pathfinder: Chapter 2

My original m/m novel Pathfinder is being serialized now over at Forbidden Fiction! Read a new chapter for free each Friday!

Chapter Two just came out today:

Chapter 2: Hunted
http://forbiddenfiction.com/chapter/jaj-1-000012-02/


Links to the previous chapter (plus an excerpt) are on the main story page here (just scroll down to the bottom to find them):
http://forbiddenfiction.com/story/jaj-1-000012/


If you haven't signed up for a FREE membership at Forbidden Fiction to get access to the story yet, you can do it here: http://forbiddenfiction.com/


Pathfinder
Novel (75,000 words)
Genre(s): Science Fiction, Gay, Romance


Shai discovers he is a pathfinder and is desperate to find a genetically suitable partner to prevent his extrasensory talents from running amok. Unfortunately those talents make him a target for the brutal crime lords and other violent denizens who inhabit the city of Nhil-Rhar. Shai needs to learn how to use his pathfinder senses—no matter how much they terrify him—before he’s trapped in a partnership that will enslave him for the rest of his life.


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2016-01-08 06:26 am

Exodus: Chapter 32

Chapter Thirty-Two of Exodus is out today! :D

Chapter 32: Consummation
http://forbiddenfiction.com/chapter/jaj-1-000001-32/

While the boys continue to indulge in the opportunity to deny the reality of the violence pressing in around them, Reiji's buried feelings for Charon make it difficult for him to let go like the rest of them.


If you haven't signed up for a FREE membership at Forbidden Fiction to get access to the story yet, you can do it here: http://forbiddenfiction.com/


Exodus: The House of Silence
Novel (101,000 words)
Genre(s): Gothic, Suspense, BDSM


The House of Silence is an elite male bordello catering to the obscenely rich. No matter how extreme or mundane the fantasy, the House of Silence is rumored to serve. Master Charon employs a group of versatile, beautiful young men–some lewd, some innocent, many with tragic pasts and hidden secrets of their own–who depend on him for safety. This volatile mix erupts when danger threatens.