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It’s here! Release day!!

This is it… This is really it!

My books are out there, they have been released into the world.

And I think I’m about ready to explode with excitement and nervousness all at the same time 😀 Months and months of work and there they are… out for sale!!

Before doing all the release links and things, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone of the blogging and writing community.

When I started this journey, I wanted to connect with others who are going through the same process. And I did, but I also found so many great people who are supportive and genuine in their want to help others succeed in this tough world of books and writing! Every time I’ve asked for help or advice, you guys have been there!

Thank you!

Queen'sJesterCoverThe Queen’s Jester
Fantasy romance.
Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/The-Queens-Jester-Mishka-Jenkins-ebook/dp/B00KLBISGG/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_tnr_1
Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Queens-Jester-Mishka-Jenkins-ebook/dp/B00KLBISGG/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1_6TCG
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/442154
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22352807-the-queen-s-jester

Blurb: An exquisite wedding gift. A husband whom she loves. A Jester who she craves. A Kingdom in peril.

After receiving a beautiful emerald amulet at the celebrations of her wedding, new Queen Marie finds solace in the stunning, yet strange amulet. A warm comfort that fills the hole that her husband has left with his distance at her every affectionate touch.

That is until the new Jester arrives, his presence fuelling in Marie an instant burning need.

The more she finds herself drawn to the enigmatic man, the quicker she realises he is anything but the fool.

Marie must make a choice, one that could not only affect her marriage and her life…

But her entire Kingdom.

Excerpt:
“Something troubling you, my queen?” the Jester asked, as he placed the urn back on the polished, ivory-edged table.
“Why must you be here?” Marie accused, spinning away and crossing her arms. “Why must you seek me out?” Before the Jester could reply, she spun back to face him and jabbed a finger at his solid, muscled chest. “You think I will just fall for your charms? Leap into your arms because you are around when I need you?” Again she prodded him with a slender finger. He looked at the action, one brow rising in amusement and causing her anger to flare. “I am married, to a good man,” Marie said, unsure why she was defending a man and a marriage she was no longer certain she held any faith in. “He and I are matched in every way; we are of the same standing, live the same life, enjoy the same things.”
“Forgive me, my queen,” the Jester said in a calm tone and she bristled with annoyance at his relaxed composure. “But you sound as though you are trying to convince yourself rather than me.” He half smiled, his full lips quivering in amusement and drawing her focus.
“That is not- I am not…” Marie stumbled, every word feeling like a boulder tumbling from her mouth. “I am telling you that I feel nothing for you!” Every nerve burned like it was on fire, flames seeming to flare in her stomach and making her incoherent thoughts and speech burn with emotion she wanted to hide.
The Jester crossed his arms over his chest and let his gaze wander over her body that was shaking with the barrage of feeling.
“For one who feels nothing, that was spoken with great emotion.”
Marie let out an exasperated groan. “Why did you come to see me?” Though she said it in annoyance, a flash of excitement shot down her spine.
“I was summoned by the king,” he replied, pointing down the hall behind her to Warrick’s office, and Marie flushed a bright red. “But don’t get me wrong, my queen.” He smiled slyly. “This has been most… enlightening.” He took her hand and planted a light kiss on it, Marie ignoring the heat that was fuelled within her at the touch. As he walked past her, she could hear the faint echo of a chuckle, its taunting sound surrounding her and making her embarrassment deepen.

StolenCover Stolen Bloodline
Paranormal Romance
Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Stolen-Bloodline-Mishka-Jenkins-ebook/dp/B00KLBS4BU/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_tnr_2
Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stolen-Bloodline-Mishka-Jenkins-ebook/dp/B00KLBS4BU/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_1
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/442160
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22352758-stolen-bloodline

Blurb: Stolen away from her humdrum life, Imogen is thrown into a dark world where the creatures from tales are not only real, but rule the realm.

Vampires.

In this world of dark, moonlight is Imogen’s only source of safety, but the moon’s glow reveals a lot more than she ever realised. She soon learns her heritage and bloodline are what put her in danger, and the reason these vampires are keeping her hostage. But with a father who doesn’t even care enough to call, how was she supposed to know?

Held captive by the vampire leader, Bane, and his brother, Caden, Imogen must find a way to keep herself alive. Yet, the longer she remains, the more she wonders whether those she feared are the ones she should trust, as new truths continue to shine through.

When Bane shows Imogen that life in a world of dark can be more enlightening than her own sunlit realm, it seems that, though he may have stolen her from home, she risks him stealing her heart as well.

Excerpt:
“Your parents truly told you nothing.” It was a statement, not a question.
“Told me what?” Imogen stepped closer, her hands out in a desperate plea for some answers, hoping for some kind of explanation for everything that was going on. “Am I dreaming? Is this like my mother’s story?”
“This is no story,” he replied once again without emotion.

HeartofArenaCover Heart of the Arena
Historical Romance
Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Arena-Mishka-Jenkins-ebook/dp/B00KLBT0G8/ref=la_B00KLDXDDW_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401274839&sr=1-1
Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Heart-Arena-Mishka-Jenkins-ebook/dp/B00KLBT0G8/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_2
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/442163
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22353226-heart-of-the-arena

Blurb: Ancient Rome is a dangerous place, in more ways than one.

Captured by slavers, distraught but determined Sabina is thrust into the world of gladiators. Disguised as a man, she struggles to remain undetected whilst navigating through her new life.

But love forces its way into her focus again and when a haunting figure from her past remerges, the couple’s fate is to be decided in the Heart of the Arena.

Excerpt:
“We are family here, Tacitus, brothers bonded by blood and brand,” Cassian said and gestured to the scarred brand on his shoulder that matched her own. “Drust feels this more than most, he has seen many under his instruction die before their time. He is a protector, as well as a trainer. Prove to him that you can survive, show him you are worthy of his protection, and you will see his manners improve towards you.”
Sabina raised her brow in surprise. Drust did not want to like her in case she died? It was a fact about the imposing doctore she had not expected, yet explained much about the coldness he showed only to her. The others he knew had survived arena matches before, she had not, so why should he become invested until he knew otherwise? “Win tomorrow, Tacitus, and much will change.”
“Cassian,” Sabina called as he made to stand and move away, forgetting to mask her voice, but the helmet helping to disguise its feminine tone. The gladiator glanced over his shoulder at her. “You win too.” It was a feeble statement, but once again his gaze had left her tongue-tied.
He spread his arms out wide. “Is there any doubt?” he asked with a grin and then moved back to the feast, lost within moments to a gaggle of excited women happy at his return.

Winter Bayne has been incredibly lovely and posted a release day post on her blog, with a longer excerpt from Stolen Bloodline 🙂

There you have it. My books. Out for everyone to see… Do I seem nervous? 😀

I realise my posts have been very focused on my own writing and books lately, but normal posts will resume again on Friday. It was just with release day drawing near, I was getting rather excited! 😀

Progress Report:

BOOKS PUBLISHED!! I finally made it!

Now to start all over again with my next book 😀

May EBook Review: Book read. Review ready.

135 thoughts on “It’s here! Release day!!

  1. You’re excited about your books. I’m sure you’ll be checking Amazon and waiting for reader reaction. I’m anxious. Waiting to hear from publishers. It’s a good thing you’re in UK, cuz if we lived close together…no one would be able to stand us right now except each other. Congrats and may there be many five star reviews in your future.

    • Thank you 😀

      I bet it won’t be long until you hear from them, I can imagine you must be incredibly nervous and excited yourself with the waiting!

      Thank you again for your support in this! 🙂

      • Keep busy. That is the key to survival through the next few weeks. Other Half and I are going out this week to celebrate my submission to publishing houses (celebrate everything) so make sure you do something to celebrate this.

  2. Awesome, congrats Mishka! I also like the cover of the latest book, which I hadn’t seen before. 🙂

    I’ve got some catching up to do, just blogged about getting my humble little short story published, but three books… wow!

    • Thank you 😀 The covers were a little difficult, but I wanted them to get across a feeling about the book from the get-go!

      Getting a story published, not matter the length, is a big deal! You should definitely be celebrating 😀

  3. Reblogged this on S.K. Nicholls and commented:
    Three new books by Mishka Jenkins! We, who have followed her progress, are all very proud of her! Take a look!!! Three romance features: Historical, paranormal, and fantasy romance.

    • Thank you 😀 Feels like forever ago I started these, and now the day is finally here!

      Thank you so much for your encouragement and support, it has helped me so much 🙂

    • Thank you so much!

      That 10 statements was great fun 😀 Really got me thinking about myself and how I write!

      Thank you for your support, it means so much 🙂

      • You are welcome, Mishka!
        I am glad that you liked the 10 statements preparation. Always a good way to focus.

        Don’t mention it. I love writerly cooperation and/or interaction. 🙂

    • Thank you so much 😀 Just finished the questions (which were really awesomely unique btw!) and sent them back.

      Can’t believe I actually did it!

      Thank you for your support during this time! 🙂

  4. Wahhh! I wish I would’ve paid more attention, I’d’ve gotten together a blog post for this! It’s okay, I’ll try to whip one up during lunch today and host it on both permashift and Caps Lock Thinks. Congrats, by the way! What a huge step – three books at once!

    • Thank you so much, you don’t have to do that! 😀

      I am so appreciative of your support and encouragement! Now with my books out, at least I can get back to reading and I can’t wait to read yours!

  5. Yaaaay! You are published! Well done and congratulations! Hope you are celebrating tonight? Best of luck with your new book-babies and wishing you lots of sales!

    • Thank you so much! 😀 I was planning on doing a little party at home, and then completely forgot! Everything came around so quickly.

      Planning on having a bit of a party at the weekend though 🙂 Looking forward to that.

      Thank you for your support and encouragement 🙂

    • Thank you so much 😀 Three books at once has been a struggle, and I’d never do it again. But I am proud of them now!

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting 🙂

    • Thank you so much 😀 The covers took a long time to do, but I think they were worth it in the end!

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting 🙂

  6. Wow! Three books at one time. I can’t imagine doing that. I’ll be lucky to release one or two a year, much less three in a single day! Congratulations and good luck with your next project. 😀

  7. Congratulations on your 3 books! I especially like the cover of Heart of the Arena and The Queen’s Jester sounds like an interesting story to read (also Heart of the Arena). I plan to read these stories!

    • Thank you so much 😀

      The covers were hard work, but turned out specific to the stories inside, which is what I wanted!

      Thank you so much for the comment and support! 🙂

  8. Oh my goodness, congratulations!! What an enormous and wonderful leap in your writing journey; I’m so happy and proud of you. 🙂

  9. Congrats on publishing! All your books sound amazing. I’m not much into romance but I want to read all of these anyways!

      • Yeah, it will be starting all over again on Monday. Starting a new book, it will be strange going back to actually writing 😀

        How are you coming with your writing? New release any time soon? I am in so much of awe of how you manage to write so much and manage so many blogs!

      • It will be good for you to get back to writing while riding on the buzz from publishing 🙂 I look forward to hearing all about the new project as it comes together. I just downloaded Stolen Bloodline and am looking forward to reading it 🙂

        I’m on target for the end of July for Hands of Evil so that’s exciting. I’ll make an announcement closer to the time, and would love for you to review it at some point after its release; when you can fit it in 🙂

      • Of course I will review it 🙂 I’m really excited to read it, along with your other books!

        It will be nice to get back to writing and reading now the hectic publishing bit is over!

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