Two New Book Contracts with Harmony Ink!

I’m a little late in announcing this, but I recently signed two new book contracts with my wonderful publisher, Harmony Ink. For those who haven’t heard of them, Harmony Ink is a publisher of positive LGBTQ+ Teen and New Adult Fiction. I have LOVED working with them on my five book Sun Dragon Series, and now the fun will continue with two new books!

Jesse 2.0 (July/Aug 2018) is a science fiction novel inspired by the question “What would happen if dead people could be brought back to life?” That’s something bookworm Maddy Stone never thought she would need to answer; then she saves a drowning man at the psychiatric ward where she volunteers just to discover that he’s her ex-boyfriend, Jesse, who committed suicide several months before.

Addis on the Inside (Jan/Feb of 2019) is a dystopian novella about a society of morphoid-addicted people kept in domes–at least until the protagonist, Jayla, decides to take the Authority down.

I CANNOT WAIT to share these new books with you! In the meantime, books four and five of The Sun Dragon Series will also be published by Harmony Ink, so be on the lookout for those in July of this year and January of next year!


Cover Reveal for Caden’s Comet!

I am absolutely IN LOVE with this the book cover for Caden’s Comet: Book Four in The Sun Dragon Series. Stef Masciandaro does incredible work!

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Here’s the back cover blurb:

Long ago, in the days before King Roland, the four dragon kingdoms—Ice, Sun, Earth, and Bone—battled for dominion over the bountiful planet Earth. Prince Grian, a young dragon, hid aboard a Sun Dragon ship, traveled to Earth, and met Caden, an Earth Dragon who’d run away from his village. Despite falling in love, destiny’s plans for them turned cruel, and both perished in the war.

The Artists who created the universe could not let this tragic loss of true love go unpunished. They wiped out the race of Sun Dragons, exiled the Bone Dragons to Draman, and banished the Ice Dragons to the North Pole, safely away from the Earth Dragons. Only the rebirth of Grian and Caden could break the curse. One day, the return of their love would usher in an age of peace and prosperity for all dragons.

But when Prince Grian is reborn, he finds reuniting with his soulmate on Earth will be no easy feat. As he searches for his lost love, the Earth Dragon Protection Society, or EDPS, searches for him, ready to kill him when they find him. If Grian can elude the EDPS, he might find that the true love he once had isn’t guaranteed to bloom a second time.



If you haven’t read The Sun Dragon: Book One in The Sun Dragon Series yet, comment below with your email address (preferably in a safe format, for example annabellejayauthor (at) gmail dot com) for a chance to win a copy of the ebook! 

New Book Contract!

I am thrilled to announce that I just signed a contract with World Castle Publishing for my short novel The Knight Perry. This book is very special to me because it’s about a character who decides to become a knight instead of fulfilling the stereotype that every girl wants to be a princess. The main character struggles with her gender throughout the book, as well as whether the people she loves will accept her when she is Perry instead of Esperanza. Check back on this site for more details!

What I’m Reading

Last week, I walked to my local library and asked the librarian for some YA Fantasy book recommendations. I was working on the book that takes place after my forthcoming LGBT fantasy novel, The Sun Dragon, but I needed a break from my own writing to just relax and enjoy a good book. As she named titles and, in response to my blank stare, piled them higher and higher in my arms, I realized that I had been spending far too much time writing my own books and not enough time reading other writer’s works. Therefore, over the next month, I vow to read the following:

1. Dragon’s Keep by Janet Lee Carey

I actually finished this one already, and it was wonderful. Not that there was a chance of me not enjoying it, considering it has the word dragon in the title, but add a princess with a dragon claw and I’m hooked.

2. Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull 

I’m currently halfway through this book, and wow, the language is incredible. Not only are Catmull’s images beautiful and the sisters’ relationship so touching, but the sentences themselves are so well-crafted that any writer could learn a lot from reading them.

3. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima (first in a series)

4. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor (first in a series)

5. Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney (first in a series)

Wish me luck, and let me know what you’re reading!

❤ AJ