Posts Tagged ‘Not Wicked Enough’

Not Wicked Enough – Shameless promotion

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
Almost Final Cover of Not Wicked Enough

Not Wicked Enough

Out today! Go get your copy!

I think you’ll really like Lily. She’s lucky enough to have money and therefore an independence that’s unusual for the period. She LOVES clothes. She loves to have beautiful things and she takes pains to give her life the beauty she feels her childhood lacked. The Duke of Mountjoy does not care about his appearance. Serviceable clothes are good enough, right? He has duties and responsibilities and those, surely must take precedence over things like the fit of his coat ….


Carolyn Gets Out And About

Monday, February 6th, 2012

I wrote about doorknobs and flaming pencils at this post at Heroes & Heartbreakers.  Check it out and, hey, leave a comment so I don’t feel like a douf.

Over here at Free Book Friday there are 5 copies of Not Wicked Enough up for grabs. You have until Friday to get in the running!

Another giveway at The Girlfriend’s Bookclub, where I compile a handy list of paper vs. plastic: That’s paper books vs. Digital books…

10 copies up for grabs at Heroes & Heartbreakers! <-- Updated Link!!


There will be more release celebration stuff so stay tuned!



5 Copies of Not Wicked Enough at Free Book Friday

Saturday, February 4th, 2012
Almost Final Cover of Not Wicked Enough

Cover of Not Wicked Enough

Over at Free Book Friday there are 5 copies of Not Wicked Enough up for grabs. You have until Friday, February 10 to get yourself in the running!


More Newsy-News

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Review News has a lovely review of Not Wicked Enough:

Much like Carla Kelly, Carolyn Jewel has a knack for writing unusual characters who seem to fit with one another. She also can get you into those characters’ heads and make an otherwise boring plot seem new and fresh – which is exactly what she’s done with Not Wicked Enough.
. . .
[T]rust me, this is a book you WANT TO READ. So pick it up and put it on the top of your TBR pile.

Did you get your copy yet?

I was going to mention some other news, but I think I’m going to sit tight while I wait to see about one additional official response. I do have a very amiable resolution to a situation that arose unexpectedly. Why should a writer have an agent? Because they do wonderful things for you like deal with foreign publishers and American foreign rights agents whose paperwork leaves something to be desired. But as said, that situation has been resolved to my satisfaction.


Some Reviews For Not Wicked Enough

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Publishers Weekly

Miss Lily Wellstone visits her best friend, hoping to improve Ginny’s lingering postwidowhood depression. Unexpectedly, Lily falls into a passionate love affair with Ginny’s older brother, the fittingly named duke of Mountjoy. While buoyant, independent Lily is outwardly trying to breathe life back into the fusty atmosphere of Bitterward with entertainments like treasure hunts and balls, she secretly indulges her more ignoble appetites with the nobleman. But Lily believes love comes but once in a lifetime, and she has already loved and lost, while Mountjoy is all but engaged to another. Readers will enjoy this diverting Regency romance, set refreshingly far from London high society, as they wait to find out what finally drives the lovers to the altar.

Rogues Under The Covers

What an absolutely charming romance this book is!
I adored, absolutely adored, how Mountjoy grows to call Lily Wellstone. That is just so sweet and personal to me. Oh, and the ending. Sigh. You can feel the love between Lily and Mountjoy and the last chapter left me with a huge smile and happy sigh so big that I immediately read it again. Romantic to a T. Overall, a entrancing romance that will leave you happily satisfied and looking forward to the next story in the series! I know I can’t wait for it!

RT Book Reviews – 4 Stars

Jewel’s latest addition to her Reforming the Rakes series reinforces her reputation for writing character-driven, subtle, but highly emotional tales readers will take to their hearts.

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin


Excerpts For Your Reading Pleasure

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

I’ve posted updated and new chapter excerpts:

Final version of Chapter 1 of Not Wicked Enough.

Have you ordered your copy yet? Pre-order Not Wicked Enough.

Chapter 1 of Not Proper Enough Unedited — read at your risk, this chapter contains sexxoring. As with all not-the-final-version-yet chapters, this versions of Chapter 1 is subject to change, substitution and drastic revision.


ARCS of Not Wicked Enough – Giveaway!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Not Wicked Enough ARCS

Almost Final Cover of Not Wicked Enough

Almost Final Cover of Not Wicked Enough

I came home Tuesday evening to find that I have ARCs for my February 2012 Berkley Historical, Not Wicked Enough.

Just as that cover isn’t quite the final cover, the ARC is not quite the final book. For example, chapters 31 and 32 should be swapped. If you win one, feel free to read chapter 32 before chapter 31 (and mentally add in some missing transition) And yet, I am giving away THREE (3) ARCS.

When Lily Wellstone heads to the Bitterward Estate to comfort her widowed friend Eugenia, she certainly does not have romance in mind. In fact, the playful but level-headed Lily is amused to no end when, en route, a Gypsy gifts her with a beautiful medallion, claiming it will ensnare the romantic desires of a stranger.


But fate has other plans in the form of Eugenia’s ruggedly handsome brother, the Duke of Mountjoy. One day at Bitterward and Lily can’t deny the sizzling attraction between her and the roguish duke. Nothing can come of it, of course. She’s not looking for entanglements and he’s practically engaged. But whether it’s her outgoing nature and the duke’s outlandish ways sparking off one another; or the mysterious gypsy medallion working “magic,”—hearts are stirring in the most unexpected and wicked ways. . .


How to Possibly Win one of Three ARCS

  1. If you are one of the winners, you must agree to write a review of the book. An honest review. Please post your review either at at least one of the following: your own blog, Facebook, Goodreads or one of the bookselling sites such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble. If you don’t have a blog etc, then you can send me your review and I will post it at my blog.
  2. Leave a comment to this post in which you make some mention of the number three.

The Rules

Void Where prohibited. You must be over 18. No purchase necessary. Please post your comment by midnight Pacific Sunday November 13. Three winners will be chosen from the comments at random, probably not later than Monday Nov 13. International is fine, unless there’s a law somewhere that it isn’t. I will email you if possible as well as post the winners to blog, so you may need to check back to see if you won.


You Need Not Wicked Enough. Really!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Around the time I have a release, I stop looking at websites that might have reviews of the book. I do that because, like so many writers, a “bad” review depresses me far more than a “good” review elates me. I beat myself up over such things and so — I have made the decision to avoid that. I can often look at reviews of books of mine that have been out for a while though I still don’t search them (the reviews) out.

For current releases, when my memories of everything I hoped the book would be and my feelings about flaws are still fresh (and, when, quite arguably, reviews matter) I rely on friends to let me know when a review is safe to look at. Occasionally a Google Alert will have enough text that I can risk clicking through — but usually, I delete those review alerts immediately.

My historical, Not Wicked Enough will be out in February 2012. It’s WAY too early to start avoiding review sites and alerts. So I thought.

Except today, Jane at Dear Author listed books she’s recently read. Now, as a reader I LOVE that feature because it lets me know who likes what and what’s in my reading future. So I scanned her list and ACK!!! I kid you not, at first I went, wait, that’s MY book title! And then, oh, doh.

Not Wicked Enough by Carolyn Jewel (ARC, release date Feb 7, 2012). Enjoyed this different historical story of a wealthy woman who fell in love with a soldier. She gave up her virginity to him and then he died before they could marry. She’s single out of choice because she never believed she could love again. The hero is a former farmer found to be the male heir of a dukedom that was to revert to a crown. He needs to marry to gain respectability for his title. Full review near release date.

I am now feeling very neurotic about that (what does she mean by enjoyed?) but hey! She enjoyed it.

You should probably go pre-order. Right? From your favorite vendor or bookseller.


Miscellaneous Stuff

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

I’m working hard on Not Proper Enough. ACK!!!!!

I also have edits for Future Tense which I need to work in. ACK!!!!!

Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I’ll have covers to show you for the digital releases of my Crimson City novel (A Darker Crimson) and novella (DX). Stay tuned!

I’ve seen the preliminary cover for Not Proper Enough, by the way. It’s very pretty. I’m hoping to have a final cover for Not Wicked Enough in the next couple of weeks.

Somehow, there are never enough hours in the day, and right now, in the writing, I’m often deleting as much as I write, so word count is not what I would like it to be, though it does mean the words I do have are better, and that’s always good. The story is maturing, and that’s a relief.

And, in the What’s In It For You category, fairly soon I’ll be having some contests for Bollywood movie Rab Ne Bana di Jodi because I ended up with an extra copy and it’s a GREAT movie. I also have an extra Petaluma Pie shirt. The Facebook winner never contacted me. Possibly a cake, too.

And now, back to work.


News from Jewel Central

Friday, October 7th, 2011

1. I have sent the UNCENSORED version of Future Tense off to be edited. Hopefully I remembered to blog that I was putting back and writing the sex scenes that were left out of the original version. Forever was uncomfortable with a free offering having sex, which I totally get. The uncensored version of Future Tense is pretty hot and, of course, I ended up doing a fairly extensive rewrite. It’s a few thousand words longer and is just about novella length.

2. The updated Future Tense will also have a new cover. I have the draft and it is awesome, especially since I was at last able to find a totally hunky man of Asian descent. Bonus for him having an Angel Script tat on his back. I can’t wait until I can show it to you!

3. I should have the final cover for Not Wicked Enough soon, plus the book has gotten some lovely blurbs.

4. Look for some more backlist titles from me soon

5. Not Proper Enough is beginning to gel, but panic is setting in. ACCKKKK!!!