Posts Tagged ‘Scandal’

Carolyn Goes International

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
The UK Kindle edition of Not Wicked enough is available on Amazon UK. If you are in the UK, Australia or New Zealand you can buy the Kindle version here and for less than the paper version!

It turns out I also have the UK/AUS/NZ rights to Scandal and Indiscreet. There are a few other countries where I have the rights so I’ll be adding those to the territories as well.

I need to get new covers made for Scandal and Indiscreet, so I imagine it will be a month or so before those are ready to put on sale. I believe I have final-copy digital files. Something to look forward to, eh?

Also, If you read German, the German edition of My Wicked Enemy is available for pre-order via Amazon.co.uk here. I think the German title is In the Arms of Demons but I don’t know.

The guy looks like the model in the photo I used for A Darker Crimson.

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Other Writing News

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Newsiness

I just sent out a newsletter with all the news that I kept saving up because I would soon have MORE news. If you want to be on my newsletter list, sign up! It’s super fun and I only send one out when I have news (I had a lot) or when I have a release (there’s one coming up in February). If you want the most recent newsletter, with all its newsy-news, let me know and I’ll send it to you. If you do, I will not sign you up for future newsletters. For that, you’ll have to go through the sign-up process.

Foreign Sales

Scandal and Indiscreet have sold to France, so if you read French you’re in luck.

Scandal has sold into Germany so German readers are in luck.

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Good News!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

I have received my rights back for my two historicals, Lord Ruin and The Spare. This means, among other things, that the publisher no longer has rights to my characters and that all the pesky legal issues that made the possibility of sequels kind of difficult are now removed. Now the only issues are what to do with the rights. I think reselling them would be difficult and unlikely, but I suppose worth asking about.

In all honesty, the decision for me will be whether I try to resell the books myself say, via the Kindle, or simply give them away as free eBooks. I know EXACTLY who I would want to do any cover art, though. Then I’ll have to think about how, when and if I can do the sequels to Lord Ruin so many people have asked about every year since the book was first published.

Also, today I received Czech language versions for Scandal. In Czech, my last name is Jewelova. In case you were wondering.

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In the Good News Department!

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Both Scandal (Regency Historical) and My Forbidden Desire (Paranormal) have been nominated for the Romance Writers of America RITA Award

It’s a great honor and wow, I guess I’m still taking it in.

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Scandal and March Madness

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Logo for the DABWAHA Tourney

Scandal has been selected for participation in the 3rd annual DABWAHA tournament (http://dabwaha.com). Based on the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, DABWAHA is a tournament of books that runs concurrently with the basketball schedule. Sixty-four books in eight different subgenres are pitted against each other, the winner determined by voting. The finalists were announced on Selection Sunday, March 14, and voting begins on March 18 in order to determine which book will be the victor.

Not only that, but Scandal survived the first round and is into the second. So, when voting opens again, if you feel so inclined, do please vote for me. I think I’ll be up against Elizabeth Hoyt. I think I can take her in an unfair fight. I’ll let you know if the news is true and when to cheer me on.

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An Italian Scandal

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010


Oh, isn’t it pretty? If you speak Italian and want to buy it, Italian eHarmony

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Feeling a bit overwhelmed — in a good way

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Right. So In February, Berkley published my historical Scandal. And recently, Scandal was on three of Dear Author’s reviewer lists of top reads for 2009, including Jane’s. Indiscreet made a couple of those lists, too. I was really really flattered by that.

Today, Scandal was included on Dear Author’s list of Top 100 Romances. Not Top 100 for 2009. Top 100 ever. Take a look at the names and books on that list. I would hyperventilate if I were to meet some of those authors. Probably all of them. The way I did when I met Mary Balogh. She probably thinks I’m a total dork — Thankfully, I doubt she remembers me by name.

This is quite an emotional moment for me because Scandal was almost the book that wasn’t.

I am flattered beyond words that Scandal would show up on a list like that.

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Scandal – Reviews. Oh my gosh.

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Reviews of Scandal are starting to show up and I want to share parts of two of them here. There are links to the full reviews if you’re interested.

Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Books

…there’s a richness and a poignancy that elevates the entire book to a whole other level of "good."

It’s impossible to sum up this book in mere tropes. It’s a story of two people who had to grow up to appreciate each other, and it’s a story of survival and strength, trust and renewal. The characters are older than the standard hero and heroine you encounter in romance. It’s difficult to read at times, and bleak in others, but throughout, both in the past and the present of the story, Jewel weaves a furious sexual tension between Banallt and Sophie that reaches and maintains scorching levels.

Banallt, on the other hand, is more than he seems, while also being less than he seems. In the past, he’s a creature with an empty life of drinking, humping and lather, rinse, repeat. Sophie introduces him to the idea that he may have something more to offer, and that he is worth more than the life he’s choosing to live. It’s not at all a typical, "I see her! Due to her nobility and artless grace, I see my life is meaningless, and without her I am nothing! Commence pining!" type of moment. Banallt is too stone cold cool for that nonsense. Banallt recognizes his own potential and discovers his own worth as slowly as he is revealed to the reader. His discovery is not at all due solely to Sophie; Banallt starts to wake up on his own. That said, he resists behaving honorably as long as he can, and he’s ambiguous in a way I’m definitely not used to seeing in a romance hero. He’s a character that walks that line between nobleman and nobility, and doesn’t eagerly embrace the latter.

This book took my breath away.

Read the full SBTB review

Romance Novel TV – Grade: 5 +++++++ stars

WOW. Simply, wow. That is the only word I can use to describe this masterpiece. It has been such a long time since I have read such a rich, emotional and tension filled romance. Not only did Scandal have me hooked from the very first page, but this is the first book, in a very long time, where I had to read straight through into the wee hours of the night because I couldn’t put it down. When an author can write such a book, that book is destined for greatness. I wouldn’t be surprised if Scandal becomes one of the favorites of 2009, and perhaps placed on most reader’s lists for all time favorite historical.

Both Banallt and Sophie are very complex characters who have such intense feelings for one another. What I loved most about Banallt, is the way he sees Sophie. She is known as not being a great beauty, rather petite and very plain looking, but because Banallt has such intense feelings for her, he thinks she is the most gorgeous woman he has ever known. There were times I expected him to fall on his knees before Sophie and kiss her feet because he adores her so. The one thing that makes Banallt so different from other rogues is the deep respect he has for Sophie. Not only does he cherish her body, but also her mind. Their conversations and discussions are when he first fell in love with her. Sophie also respects Banallt and truly does care for him, but she can’t get passed her own bias towards men who are unfaithful, she places Banallt in that category, because he too was married, and cheated on his own deceased wife.

Usually I tend to look down upon a hero that has so many lovers they’re tripping over one another. But the way Carolyn has written Banallt, and they way he treats Sophie and his feelings for her, I couldn’t help but feel for him, especially when it came to claiming Sophie. And when Sophie allows him to, you may just break down in tears.

Scandal is a must read book that should not be passed by. Carolyn Jewel has written a mature and emotional romance that has everything from passion, love and most importantly respect. The respect that a man and woman can have for one another.
— Kate Garrabrant

Read the Full RNTV Review

Needless to say, I hope, I am thrilled and really glad to know that my vision of the period and of my hero and heroine worked so well for theses two reviewers. Really.

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One of Those Days

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Can I start with a Sigh?

Today I finally transferred my paper copyedits for My Forbidden Desire to my document. It took just about all day, but it needed to be done so I’ll have an eARC to send when the time comes.

I also finished my RITA reading. Now I’m going to jump back into my TBR.

Can I also say I am tired of this sucky economy? I’ve had enough of stressing. Seriously. My sister, who works at Home Depot Express, is losing her job in April as they shut down a fairly large number of stores. She has time to get her ducks in a row and figure out what to do, but the uncertainty is no fun. Sigh.

I’m starting to get a bit anxious about Scandal. Reviews are stressful, too, but considering the official release date is February 3, I haven’t seen all that many and there are none at Amazon. Like I don’t have enough to get me all worked up. Sigh.

But, off to bed with another book. Except, you know, I’m getting anxious about the writing. It may be time to start work on The Dark Elf Project.

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Booktrailer for Scandal

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Here it is!

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