• Kimberly Jayne

Updated: Aug 1


Five reviewers from Readers Favorite took an in-depth look at Take My Husband, Please, and gave it an average of FIVE STARS! You can see all five reviews here. I'm pretty excited because this is a well-respected site that reviews even big-name authors as well as little ol' me.

One of my most favorite reviews comes from Deborah Lloyd, who said this:

"Sometimes a reader simply wants to be entertained; this book is a fun and humorous read that will lighten up the day. Author Kimberly Jayne is a skilled and savvy writer as she describes the antics of Sophie and Will Camden in Take My Husband, Please. Sophie and Will may become the modern-day (romantic and sexy) version of Lucy and Ricky! Ms. Jayne’s writing is fast-paced, witty and unexpected; there are numerous twists and turns in her plot, making it difficult to put the book down. The story is simply provocative and hilarious. The best part is this: the story ended in such a way that a sequel may be in the works."

I love Deborah Lloyd.

Anyhoo, they gave me this cool emblem to show it's a nice book that you should buy (heh), and I'm happy to display it here. Want to get a copy of your own? Here ya go: Take My Husband, Please on Amazon.

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  • Kimberly Jayne

Updated: Aug 1


You might be wondering why I chose this particular artwork. The designer, Dane of Ebook Launch, talked me through the choices and asked me to give him samples of covers I liked. Of course, I wanted the book to stand out in its genre, but I couldn't find any romantic comedy covers on Amazon that I liked or that didn't look like chick-lit. (This story is most definitely not chick-lit. The characters are in their 40s, and it's definitely an unconventional romance.) But the covers I do like are for rom-com movies. So, I sent Dane samples of those, and this is what he came up with. I think it fits the bill.

What do you think?

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  • Kimberly Jayne

Updated: Aug 1


If there's one thing I relish about writing, it's making my characters suffer. Happy people with no challenges don't inspire page turning. Movies operate on the same premise. For instance, Far from the Madding Crowd, based on Thomas Hardy's 1874 novel of the same name, gives viewers the enduring question from beginning to end: What bad thing could happen next? And after that, what new horror could happen? The story is fraught with suffering and disappointments and love unrequited times three. Exactly why I liked it. I try to do the same thing with my stories.

Does that make me a literary sadist? Probably, but who doesn't enjoy seeing flawed characters reap the rewards derived from their most agonizing struggles so they can spring from the ashes of their misery into some sort of transformative happy dance. The farther they fall, the more gratifying their rise, I tell you. Of course, making them suffer requires we hurl betrayals and terror and shock and shame and all manner of bad juju at them. Muuu-ah-ah-ah. I'm getting excited just thinking about it. And then, we make them survive. What that survival looks like is one of the most rewarding aspects of telling stories. It calls on us to look inside ourselves and imagine what we would think and do in those situations, how we would feel and act if we were brave or desperate determined enough.

In my dark fantasy, Demonesse: Avarus, my protagonist is the virtuous, empathic daughter of an excommunicated nun. After months of erotic fantasies, she awakens into her new life as a seductive killer powerless to resist the moon's calling. This is everything she was raised not to be. Her idyll is shattered and she is thrust into a life-altering journey that will challenge everything she knows and mold her into the person she was born to be. It won't be easy. The rubber bands of tension are consistently stretched and tested so this character's story arc will be dramatic and, I hope, as gratifying to read as it was for me to write.

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