How I made my first sale by Jennifer Kacey @JenniferKacey
How I made my first sale by Jennifer Kacey J
I was a bit unconventional when it came to making my first sale. I’m a business owner. I’ve owned and run as many as 6 companies at one time with my husband. So thankfully I know marketing and packaging and all that good stuff. Plus I’m a bit of an attention whore (yes I’ll own it) so I decided to go direct to the publishing house I wanted to publish with. Ellora’s Cave.
So I used their open call submissions to my advantage. They wanted a story about a diary. The options and themes were limitless but the story had to revolve around a diary/journal/notebook etc.
This is how The Library and the Members Only series was born.
I wrote Together in Cyn, which is book one in the series, about Cyn and Jared and Chris. I loved them immediately and all of the side characters delighted me!
Long story short they offered me a contract on the book. YEA!!!
Did I sign it? NOOOOO!!!
Because I wanted an agent, too. I wasn’t willing to sign a contract in a business I didn’t know enough about. Knowledge is power. So what did I do? I took the contract and went to the agent I’d always wanted at the CLA Agency in New York. I told her what I’d already accomplished and she asked for about a million more pieces of info. My marketing platform, social media statistics, everything I’d already written which was quite a bit, and what plans I had for the future. Short and Long term. Within 48 hours I had an agent. WOO HOO!!!
Then she turned around and renegotiated my first contract.
Was I glad I waited?
HELL YES I WAS!!!
There were 3 clauses I would have had major issue with had I signed the first one.
Then within 3 months of signing the first contract I’d signed a 10 book deal which has kind of exploded since then. And I do boxed-sets with other authors and will have a new series over with Samhain Publishing in March of 2015.
I’ve been incredibly lucky with this thing called publishing and I am thankful every minute of every day there are people out there that want to read my books. Floors me actually. I love smut and you guys love my smut and it makes me SOOOOO happy!!!
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by Jennifer Kacey
Members Only, Book Six
Every night Jenna spends hours preparing submissives for their Doms at The Library. She encourages them, reassures them as they take a step into the forbidden and urges them never to settle. But when it comes to her own journey, she’s spent years hiding, trapped within the steel cage of her corsets. She can’t hide any longer.
Nick has wanted her since the moment he laid eyes on her but she’s always told him no. Until now. She agrees to be his submissive for a night but he wants more…much more. He unwittingly brings in the one man Jenna never stopped loving and, on the cusp of everything’s he’s ever wanted, he’s not the only one fighting for her heart.
Ian can’t forget her…his Jenna. He walked away years ago, but not this time. This time he’ll settle for nothing but her complete submission.
Three people unable to let go of the past must learn that love—above all else—is worth fighting for.
“Should I pick a new safe word, Sir?”
His fist tightened in her hair and she flinched in pain.“Oh no, by all means you should keep it. Cause if I’m topping you and you even mumble his name I’ll never touch you again. Understood?”
Her muffled whimper reached him through his fog of anger.
“The first part of the punishment is rope is no longer a hard limit. You lost your ability to claim it when you weren’t honest about it in the beginning.” He went to his bag and took out the only actual toy he’d brought with him.
It looked like a very slender metal cane and was rather unassuming in length and weight. Most people who hadn’t experienced it, dismissed it as nothing more than a tiny prop. Those who had already met with the business end knew to fear it above most other toys. Out of the corner of his eye, Jenna backed up a step.
He grabbed three hanks of jute, tucking the handle of the sadistick into the back pocket of his pants.
“Face the crowd.”
She swiveled slightly, doing as she was told.
He dropped two of his rope coils on the ground, crowding her feet with them. A tiny whine reached his ears and the rest of the crowd disappeared.
He tucked his finger into the end of the rope and tossed the rest of it away from him. It flew, reminding him how much he relished the reality of tying Jenna.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Jennifer Kacey is a mother, and business owner living with her family in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.
Website – http://www.jenniferkacey.com/
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The books in the Members Only Series can be found here…
Together In Cyn
A Very Ménage Christmas
Roman’s To-Do List
Laila’s LiesBeneath the Pages
Beneath the Pages