Updates and a CONTEST!

Hello folks!

It’s been an insanely busy time here at Casa Peeler, as usual for my summers. The thing with academia is that we have the summers off, yes, which is awesome. But we have to cram our summers full of all the things–especially the writing–that we can’t do during the semesters we’re teaching. For me, there are also a lot of big conventions and conferences that are a lot of fun, but also a lot of work. So every time someone gives me a blank stare and says, “But you’re on vacation!” I kind of want to bite through my own wrists.

But it IS summer, and I am getting to do all the things I love, like write and travel. A few weeks ago, my friend from York came to visit, which was so much fun. I ended up really taking the five days off, which was amazing. I normally do some work every day, so to take a real vacation felt both very scary and very awesome. But I think it came at exactly the right time, as I really needed some distance on a few things I’d been working on (especially book six edits), that I wasn’t allowing myself by working all the time.

So he flew in and we mooched around Greensburg and Pittsburgh, a bit. He declared the comic store Phanton of the Attic, in Oakland, one of the best in the world, beaten only by Gosh, in London. So if you’re in Pittsburgh or from the area, and haven’t checked it out, there’s something to put on your list.

Then I surprised him with a trip to DC. It was, of course, very hot, but we had a wonderful time. It’s the perfect city for a few days of exploration, even though it has enough in it for a solid month of nonstop tourism. But what’s great about DC for a short break is you can park your car at the hotel (granted, for roughly a gajillion dollars) and then you can walk everywhere. Which is exactly what we did. And there’s nothing like seeing those iconic monuments in person. How many times have we seen them in the news, or destroyed in Sci-Fi movies, or setting the stage in history textbooks? Even visitors from other countries, like mine, has grown up with images of them, and it’s so fun to see them in person.

DC’s also a hip, happening city, with tons of free stuff to do. You can also get GREAT weekend rates at hotels. It’s one of the only cities that cheaper at the weekend, as all the legislators and their staff go home.

But I think the best thing we did was the Spy museum, which was an absolute blast. I’m always leery of kitschy museums, but this one was well worth the 20$ admission. It was a great blend of fun and fact, and did a great job of reminding its visitors that spying isn’t really “cool.” It’s playing with the lives of not only the individual spies, but the people impacted by their machinations. I had a great time, and really recommend it. Here’s a few pics from our visit.

We kept thinking everything was the White House, until we finally saw the White House. All the buildings are so iconic, but it was still embarrassing for me, as the American of our pair.

“Oh, right, THAT’S the White House…”

The Lincoln Memorial is probably my favorite, for a lot of reasons.

One of our best memories of the day was spending a good hour with our feet in the fountain at the Sculpture Garden. It was very hot, we’d been walking for absolutely hours, and our break was well deserved.

So that was DC! Then we came back here for a few more relaxing nights, then he left and I launched myself back into work. I finished my edits for book six last Monday, and then on Tuesday we launched into our MFA Residency. That was a blast, as usual, and it was great to see all our graduates walk across the stage on Sunday. I learned loads, as I always do, and I loved sitting in on a module taught by Victoria Thompson, about building a mystery world. It was so fun, and had loads of great advice applicable to all genres.

All in all it’s been a super crazy month, and it’s only kicking off my summer. The next two months will see me in Chicago, London, York, San Francisco, Anaheim, and New Orleans. Then another semester begins.

But in even bigger news, and probably what most of you are reading this post for, is news on book five, Tempest’s Fury. It’s out tomorrow!

Which means I MUST hold a contest, right? Of course. I haven’t had time to organize one of my usual gift baskets, so this release’s prize will be any FIVE mass market paperbacks (the books that cost $7.99 or less on Amazon) of your choice.

What’s the contest? Just comment below about why you like the Jane True series. I’ll pick a random winner on Friday, July sixth.

So that’s comment below about why you like the Jane True series and you can win five mass market paperbacks of your choice. πŸ™‚ And that’s all! Looking forward to hearing from people what they think of the book and can’t wait to hear what you think of the series!

Posted by Nicole Peeler

Author, Professor, Lover, Fighter

85 thoughts on “Updates and a CONTEST!”

  1. I love the Jane True series for a couple of reasons… I've enjoyed watching Jane grow as a person and supernatural throughout the series. She just gets thrown into things and makes the best out of them. She (and her libido) always make me laugh too. The other one would be Anyan and his dedication to the people he loves… plus he's yummy! Thanks for the contest and all of your hard work on Jane.

  2. My favorite-ist thing about the Jane True series… that's a toughie. I love Jane. I love Anyan. I love the world you created with everyone in it, even Ryu who I don't like, but he is becoming a good friend and ally to Jane. πŸ™‚ I love your covers- that's why I picked the series up in the first place! πŸ™‚

  3. I just love all the different characters and how great its written! I have never read a series like it! My fav guy besides anyan is caleb because I have a thing for satyrs!I will be sad when I read the newest book. You are just fun and awesome!

  4. My love for the Trueniverse stems mostly from the characters. They are real and relateable for all their powers. Jane is the reluctant hero, which I adore, but more importantly, she's a real person. She's afraid, she's clumsy, she doesn't really understand her own worth to those around her. She's so real and her reactions to things are real. I love the snark twinning through the whole series and regularly laugh out loud, no matter how many times I've read the books. And it's amazing how you've taken all these diverse mythos and made them into your own world that is somehow utterly believable.

  5. There is only one word out there that can describe what I love about the Jane True series – EVERYTHING!!!! Thank you for giving us a great adventure and escape!!!

  6. The Jane True series is made of awesome because it's a different take on urban fantasy. It also happens to be the only series I read featuring a selkie. Jane's super snarky and a foodie so I lurve her and then there's Anyan… Oh how I love the Barghest! Can't wait to read Tempest's Fury and I look forward to meeting you at AAD.

  7. The Jane True character takes a normal everyday girl whose been through something traumatic (haven't we all) and turns her into a hero before she even realizes it. She is so easy to identify with and I often find myself wanting to just slip right into her skin. I love a lot of female urban fantasy heroes but I feel like I could really be her and still pull off saving the world. I'm not a kick ass fighter, I'm a klutz and love to stick my nose in books. So could I be Jane True?
    LOVE your series!

  8. I like it because it is different. Jane isn’t the typical female lead character, she’s not super weak or super strong. She’s the middle of the road like the rest of us.

  9. I love Jane's sarcasm for one, it makes it so fun to read. You sure you want to stop it at 6?? And I mean do I really need to say it? Of course I am in love with Anyan πŸ™‚

  10. I like Jane's world since it is populated with many recognizable characters from stories and mythology that I have read about all my life. They are written so uncannily life-like…every one of them have their own human-like personality foibles…that alone makes them all so dimensional and realistic! The world building is fantastic!

  11. I love how you merge Jane's reality into the real world and the world of mythlical creatures. jane seem like every women with everyday issues we face but to the upteenth level. Also I love her snarky attuitde or is it yours i enjoy.

  12. i love how the characters interact, i love how you take mythology that isnt common and make it amazing, and i LOVE how your books are friggen hilarious! (and so much more, but thats what comes to mind right now.. lol)

  13. The Jane True series is one of the few books that make me literally laugh out loud. I love all of the pop culture references since we are around the same age I really 'get' them and I get ridiculously excited when a random hip hop song is quoted or some other reference that is nostalgic for me. I've talked them and you up a lot! I can't wait to read what's next!

  14. I love all the literary references in Jane True – and being able to say "I knew her before she was famous" πŸ˜‰

  15. There are many things that I like about the Jane True series. For one, the characters are very real to me and you can relate to them. I can definitely relate to Jane in many ways. The books are very funny and have made me laugh out loud at times. Plus, Jane lives in Maine, which is where I am from and have lived all my life. I am sad to see the series end, and cannot wait for the book to come out tomorrow.

  16. Hello. I fell for the series with the cover of the first book. I liked the friendly nature of Jane's face. When I began reading it I was struck by the conversational manner. It has a give and take I find attractive. As you read through book 2 and 3 you see Jane becoming comfortable with the idea of her strength. Growing from self doubt to self confidence. Which sums up alot. Being female and strong, and female and sexy, and female and brave. All difficult and frustrating and worthwhile and fun things. But it sure can be hard. Jane has shown that.
    Gee, this seems to ramble. Why don't I just say that I like the books because they are well done and Jane likes bacon.

  17. I love the Jane True series because you've written an extremely likeable female character who is on one hand vunerable and on the other can kick butt! She wants to learn more about how to be strong and to rely on herself, to find out more about her heritage, and her how to use powers, and yet she is capable of learning and accepting help from others. I think Jane has so many great qualities, it's hard not to like her.

  18. The Jane True books are so very different from other Urban Fantasy series! I love Jane, Anyan and Ryu. Your storytelling speaks to me!
    (And although it doens't answer the question directly when I stumbled upon your name and your book that's when I decided that one way or another I was going to eventually do my MFA at Seton Hill. Here's hoping you'll still be there when I have money and health at the same time!)

  19. Nicole, I adore the Jane True Series. Why? Lets start with the creativity and originality of the beings in your world. I love the variety. Second, the steamy romance. STEAMY. Third, the complexity and likability of the characters, they are like visiting old friends ever time I read. Lastly, the covers, I adore the covers!

  20. i LOVE the Jane True series for many reasons but i guess that the main one is because Jane is someone who i would love to be. Janes character is relatable but somewhat inspirational to me (corny? ;)) Jane is a completely different person now as to who she was then and i can relate to that. thats what makes it so special to me, because i want to be like her. I used to always be the quiet one, i used to loathe myself but now i've stepped out of my shell and although im not a super badass hero with awesomeo powers and a sexy beast in bed i actually feel really good about myself, im much happier now than i ever was. Thank you for your brilliant books! they have certainly given me some fantastic ideas about my life. πŸ™‚ x

  21. I love that even though she has her supernatural side, she still is human and that's what makes her so special and powerful. She isn't perfect and she knows that, she'll get caught up in the moment and needs her friends to help pull her out- which allows for her to strengthen herself through them. She makes mistakes, with trusting not only men but many others, and she able to take that and reflect on herself. She doesn't let the fact that she's nearly invincible like it seems many of her companions, get in the way of knowing that there are moments when even she must be humble.
    p.s. I love that you mentioned Gosh! I could spend all day there. I was just there this past weekend for our new league of extraordinary gentleman signing ( Alan Moore is such a sweetheart)

  22. Congrats on the release!! Excited to read a copy soon. What I really like are the characters. They are believable and funny and just a touch wacky. They are just fun books for me to read.

  23. I started loving this series before I even opened book one. I’d read a post where you wrote about how you integrated Jane’s sexuality in to the series. I liked your explanation and motivations do I thought I’d give the series a try. Obviously I wasn’t disappointed πŸ™‚ I especially love the mix of humor and intelligent character development.

  24. I love the true series! There were points where I literally laughed out loud. I enjoyed reading a book that contained references from my era that made me think back to when I was younger. I also love the fact that Jane isn’t the usual size 2 heroin,with super model looks. Jane is an everyday women that I could relate to( especially if I were a selkie). I look forward to reading more from u in the future

  25. I love the universe Jane True lives in and I love how it has gradually been opened to Jane True – and to us readers.
    I also love the humor. One of my favorite paragraphs in any book I`ve read is in the Jane True series when she describes her nemesis and her book reading habits. It made me laugh so hard.
    Finally I love how Jane True is finding herself in her old world and new world – how she makes friends and accepts the past.

  26. I love Jane, Ryu, Anyan and omg just all the characters!! The writing style keeps you enchanted and I hate when the book ends and I have to wait for the next one. I wish I could live in Jane True world in my dreams! πŸ™‚
    It's hard to decide who I want Jane to be with more – Ryu or Anyan – I love them both! I hope this series never ends!!!

  27. What can I say that hasn't been covered 30 times already? I love Jane. She's a feisty little thing that doesn't know she's not supposed to be able to amazing things (because she's a halfling). She just learns and dives right in (often literally), crusading for what's right. Her inner dialogue between her inner sex goddess and her virtuous side are hysterical. Anyan. I've been rooting for him since book one. He's such a fiercely loyal, honorable, protective character. I'm sure I can think of many more wonderful words to describe that Barghest, but then I wouldn't have room to talk about the rest of the crew in Rockabill, Maine. The townsfolk have to be about the most colorful group I've read about in a very long time. They really help add to the "flavor" of the story. The Jane True stories are the real deal: action/adventure, romance, sex, humor, truly evil bad guys and the fight for good to triumph over evil. I recommend Jane to anyone who will listen.

  28. I love the variety of characters and the depth of the story and of course all the hot guys, doesn't hurt either. I can't wait to watch this story play out.

  29. I love the Jane True series simply because I like Jane. She's a 'real' person, in a very unusual situation. She's the kind of gal that I want to be friends with. If Jane were to call me out of the blue and say "Hey Crystal, Let's go/do ____________! (fill in the blank with anything from a casino, movie, eat out, to Australia, camping, literally anything) and I wouldn't hesitate to grab my bag and be on my way. Jane True is THAT much fun!

  30. I love Jane because she's fearless in loving someone. She realizes her feelings and goes after them.

  31. I love Jane because I feel she is such a real woman. She has made mistakes, fought with depression, lost her mother and still comes out strong and on top. (plus having to break up with the sexy vamp.) Jane is such a strong character, but at the same time she isn't just some perfect woman who automatically does everything right. I like it that she is pretty, but doesn't sound super tall and thin. (cos most of us just aren't) She is also able to laugh at herself, and surprise herself with what she can accomplish. She is sexy and true. Who needs more in a character? She rocks.

  32. This series is one of my all time favorites! This coming from a true para/urban fantasy connoisseur. The way you have woven mythology with the world we actually live in and understand is amazing. It is so obvious that you have taken a lot of time to research the mythology of many cultures and have woven that in with the oh so human emotions of desire, greed, ambition, love, friendship, hubris and just plain snarky fun! I love that your characters are flawed and their flaws are what actually make them into heroes. I love Jane, she has endured emotional pain and still stands tall and proud, at least before she falls on her ass! LOL And well, you already know I'm so deeply in love with Anyan, my husband is almost jealous! Almost πŸ˜‰

  33. Jane is real. She has good days and bad ones, insecurities and power. And then there’s the sex!!!

  34. Well, it's a lovely romp in the day to day life of a normal small town girl who is not your normal average normal small town girl….and her dog.

  35. There are lots of thinks I like about the series but what I love most is I can't put it down until I finish I will read for how Ever it takes to read it that's a good book to me thank you for wrighting such awesome books .

  36. My love for the Jane True novels is like real life love – hard to sum up! However, I am willing to try! πŸ˜› I love the Jane True books because:
    #1. they make me laugh
    #2. They are fun
    #3. They are well written
    #4. They have awesome plots
    #5.fantastic and believable characters
    #6. Great paranormal elements
    #7. huba huba romance elements
    #8. just the right amount of edginess
    #9. they're addictive
    and my most important reason: #10: I just do!

    thank you so much for hosting this contest! As mentioned above, I LOVE Jane True and cannot wait to see what happens next!

  37. I love how fast Jane adapts to any situation. The fact that she manages to keep her sense of humor is amazing! Reading about her love of cooking and inappropriate thoughts of Anyan’s perfect kitchen keep me laughing for days!

  38. I love how there is a little bit of everything in the books. Action, Romance, HUMOR, family drama, mystery and a touch of horror. They are well rounded books. Jane is someone you'd love to hang out with and Anyan is someone you'd love to drool over–among other things πŸ˜‰ They've become my favorite series over Sookie.

  39. A better or more difficult question would be what I don’t like. I love the adventure, the twists that catch me off guard, the fantasy and of course the hot interaction between Jane and her beaus.

  40. I like your take on the "magical" world, and I like the incorporation of things OTHER than just vampires and werewolves. Selkie? Barghest? Yay! Also she's not an all-powerful Mary Sue. And I really enjoy the book covers πŸ™‚

  41. I love the Jane True series! I initially ran across it while looking for something like the Sookie Stackhouse series and in my search the Jane True series was recommended over and over. What I love most is watching Jane grow into her powers and as a person.

  42. What's not to like about Jane? Of all the series out there, she is the character that is the easiest for me to relate to. She just seems like your ordinary girl. Plus – I love the humor!!!

  43. This is the first I have heard of your stories. The premise behind them is what drew me to your page in order to find out more. I am looking forward to reading your stories and falling in love with a new set of characters.

  44. I love the Jane True series for a few reasons. First being that they are about Jane finding herself. About her becoming who she wants to be not who the people around her want her to be. Also because they show that you shouldn’t judge someone before you know them. The “supes” find this out the hard way by constantly underestimating Jane and believing just because she is a “half” she’s not any concern to them. I love that the “little guy” is the hero. I can’t wait to read Tempest’s Fury and book six.

  45. I love the foodie in Jane. I love cheese and all things yummy. I love this series it’s just what I need to help me escape the everyday stresses. Keep of the great work, I’m a fan for life!! Can’t wait til there is more. I am halfway book five I’m trying to savor the flavor!! Have a great summer.


  46. I love the Jane True series because of it's unique voice, lovely characters and fantastic humor. Jane has changed over the series, as she learns more about her supernatural side, explores her newfound abilities and forges strong friendships with a number of great characters, and that's what I enjoy the most.

  47. Jane is the strongest draw for me. She's tough in a totally believable and vulnerable way. And her discovery of the true nature of her friends and extended family has been fun, too. I can't wait to read the rest of the series, Nicole!

  48. I LOVE the series! Why? Let’s take genres out of the equation. You want to make me cry, tell me a terribly sad story. You want to make me laugh, tell me a joke and give me comedy. Make me angry, give me a horrific villain. I will squirm when the subject touches to close to home. I will gasp as I fall over that cliff hanger. And it is rare that I can cry, then have a giggle escape in the same breath or when my chest tightens from dread and excitement at the same time.
    I have read many books in many genres, I have my favorites for all different reasons. But my favorite is to find a series that grows not just in storyline but in time and language. (hope that makes since to you) I have started many series and finished few. (gets boring/old) You have given me a world that is believable and true and wrapped it with a world of magic and wonder. Its changing before my eyes, and bringing me with it. I will not start on the characters you don’t have the space. Every good writer puts a little bit of their soul in their work, thank you for allowing us to step into your imagination and get a glimpse of yours.

  49. I love the oven…and the barghest that makes it hot. And Jane is pretty ass kicking herself.

  50. First thanks for the awesome contest! I love this series because of all the humor. I love that Jane has these powers and how she adjusts is very realistic. She doesnt just get them and bam turns into a gladiator/superhero. And of course I love Anyan πŸ™‚

  51. I love everything about it, but I love the characters the best! Jane is just awesome, as are the other characters πŸ™‚ I also love how funny they are!

  52. I love the Jane True series first because Jane is not a size 0, and she isn't a cynical woman trying to be a man. She ends up being someone I could actually be friends with at the end of the day. I laugh out loud every time I read one of these books and I love all of the characters. The books are wonderfully written and keep me on the edge of my seat. Thank you for an Amazing series!!!

  53. I think what really keeps me going back to the True series is Jane herself. She's such a fun, sarcastic character with a sort of dorky quality that makes her seem real. I love that the Chosen One isn't a leather clad warrior woman but a funny, curvaceous, compassionate, REAL woman.

    Anyan helps too, LOL.

  54. Congrats on the newest release!!! I've been anxiously counting down for this book since Eye of the Tempest πŸ™‚ I love, love, love, love this series!!! It also holds a special place in my reading heart since Tempest Rising was the very first book I purchased for my shiny, new Kindle I got as a Christmas present two years ago. I saw the cover and loved the blurb and jumped off the cliff πŸ™‚ Haven't looked back since. And every True book since then has been pre-ordered.

  55. I absolutely love this series. There was never a time when I felt like I wanted to skip to the "good stuff". Never a boring page. Jane is sexy, funny, and not afraid to eat. I appreciate that in a woman. I especially appreciate her sense of humor. She has always been herself. I like how her and Anyan didn't just fall madly in love like. Their relationship developed naturally. I need my own Anyan! Lip smacking! The end of Tempest's Fury was caraaaaazzy!! Definitely not expecting that. I cannot wait until the next. I'll just die if it take too long;)

  56. I love the Jane True series, it's one of the few series, that I've ever read and had to wait to read. Waiting for the sixth book is really going to suck, and I have a feeling I'll be sad when it ends, since I've fallen in love with all charcters. I never thought I'd find series I liked more than the twilight series, but Jane True surpassed all my expections and is much better, that I hope it becomes a movie.

  57. I love how funny Jane is and that sheÒ€ℒs more real than most heroins. She has her issues and baggage, but still manages to save the day and have a laugh. And hot hot men. Gotta love the hot men.

  58. What draws me to the book is your ability to create a character that is relatable. When Jane laughs, I laugh when she cries, I cry .
    The storyline is complete and doesn't leave those plot holes that you get in some series. Everything answered and nothing I have to guess what you were trying to get across. That probably makes more sense in my head then it makes typed out…. Lol

  59. I like the fact that they are different than any other series. I love the main character being a "normal" person. She is the most normal/relatable heroine I have ever come across.

  60. I love these books because they depict Jane as a someone that I’d like to be! The best books are ones that you can place yourself into the story line and get lost in it! I love that Jane is strong when she thinks she is weak,and her humor is hilarious!

  61. I love the Jane True series cause she reminds me of myself…..her character…her sense of humor…..how she no matter where she is she always in some type of trouble…her sexuality…just who she is I'm general is who I am…Jane is not afraid to go down without a fight…i mean we all get scared from time to time but regardless she's powerful..and come on who doesn't want 2 hot guys falling for you or wanting you… The life that Jane has lived I've been there my self…she's everything people love in a person and very exciting which is why we never get bored reading about her….and that's why I like Jane True πŸ™‚

  62. OK- the first thing that I remember completely loving about Jane is that she had a firm grasp on her own sexuality (ugh that sounds like some stupid porn right there). Anyways: She had been in love. She knew what good sex was. No one had to seduce her or dazzle her with the mighty sword of love or some such nonsense. She knew tha being with Ryu would be good for her–and it was–but she had a mature outlook over what was the difference between love and attraction.

  63. I love the books have grown to look at as close friends. thank

    you very much for the humor, love and suspense you bring to each .

  64. I am a fan of the Jane True series because it was exactly what I was looking for when the first book came out. I had just moved to a new state and was reading though a book or two a week. I had quit school to move and more or less found solace in the stories I got so engrossed in. This was one of those stories; and, to my pleasure, more books were on the way.
    I like that Jane is lil' crazy. I think most of us can relate to that, double if you are a girl around her age. I also enjoy her love of food. I can get behind some of those silly descriptions involving her drooling over a burger, or chocolate, or cheese. Oh the cheese. Oh and also coffee. Did I mention chocolate? Most assuredly chocolate. Oh yeah and she is gettin' to be kinda a bad ass.

  65. Jane, herself, is my favorite part of the series. I love how she thinks — her little asides to herself, her snarkiness, that she is a curvy, “real” woman. I’m sad our adventures with Jane & co. are almost ended, but hoowhee!!– hasn’t it been fun!!?!

  66. I love that the heroine is named Jane. Not some exotic Dante or mysterious Eve – just Jane. Jane True. I LOVE that more than you can even know.

  67. I like the True series because from the first few pages I read I could see that it was going to provide some laughter, embarrassing moments, love, heart-achy moments along with some mystery and of course paranormal characters to make the stories fun and interesting. I love Jane, she has just enough inner dilemma, snark and a huge heart that I wanted to be her friend. She not perfect and I love that. πŸ™‚

  68. I can't give just one reason as to why I love your books. So lets start with the part where I bought them on a whim/instinct. (I'm really good at following what the funny feeling in the back of my mind says.) I saw the cover for Tracking the Tempest in Meijer one day and it looked like it could be interesting so I bought it. Then I had to search forever to get Tempest Rising because no book store near me had it and I couldn't read the super awesome cool book 2 I had bought until I read book 1! So I had to put some effort into getting these books to begin with.

    Then I ended up falling in love with the characters, from little Nell and her angry dirty mouth to sexy Ryu and of course with Jane. You hardly ever hear about characters really eating in books, (they always managed to get interrupted it seems), something that weirds me out. I mean, everyone eats. And Jane loves eating. I love eating. It's fantastic. I've actually bothered to look up recipes and foods based on what you write about. (Food isn't the only reason I love Jane, it's just that I'm sort of hankering for an ice cream sunday, so this is part of what came to mind.)

    Anyway, Jane isn't automatically great at everything. She has to work really hard to learn anything and everything supernaturals grow up learning. She doesn't just sit there and say "ok fine, I'll do this now" and suddenly she's creates a mage ball. She had to work at it. Everything about her translates into what a real person would have to do if they were suddenly throw into the same situation as her. It’s nice that she’s not good at everything.
    All in all, your books are fantastic. They keep me entertained and happy (thought I still want to cry at the moment) and content. I read a lot. I have a read a lot of bad books and a lot of really good books. Urban fantasy isn’t my usual genre of interest, but I love your books. I hope you continue to write more even after book 6 is released. In my own little opinion, you’re a fantastic writer and person and I’m so glad you’re around to entertain and teach the masses.  (note: the more I read this the more I know I sound like a suck-up. I'm honestly not trying to be. It's just that knowing the author I'm supporting isn't a raging douche is fantastic. I think it's great you're so accessible to your readers.)

  69. My favorite part of the Jane True series is how much I connect with Jane. She feels very real to me and I can relate to her character.

  70. I LOVE this series for so many reasons, but I think it all boils down to the amazing writing and how that allows the reader to sink into the world 100% and identify with Jane. Her voice makes me laugh and experience everything with her– she feels so real, that I feel like she's a friend I'd take out for a drink– or for a Portillo's chocolate cake shake with a side of chocolate cake. The story of her life has been a blast to follow, and her supporting cast are genuine and fun people who I never feel are just cardboard story props. I totally get Ryu (I have an ex just like him, in many ways), and I want to go shopping with Iris, and I absolutely get how weird it feels to crush on a guy you think is totally out of your league only to find that he's loved you the whole time… (My hubby is the coolest person I know!). Jane doesn't take herself too seriously, which is a first in this genre, and it helps make the whole series shine in a way that others just can't match.
    Thank you so much for sharing Jane with us!!! πŸ˜€

  71. Hmm, why I love the Trueniverse. Well first I L O V E Jane. She has these really simple events turn into epic cluster . . . well things just get screwy. But she bumbles through and manages to surprise everyone, including herself. Jane's sarcasm and humor just endear her to me even more. My all time favorite thing she said was after arriving at Ryu's house and uttering the Spaceballs quote "Smoke if you got em." And her libido just cracks me up. I've actually burst out laughing (and startled my fiance multiple times) when her libido decides to start up. I bought the series cause of the art but kept buying the books for Jane and her new love Anyan (where can I get one of him??? I can get millkbones) I even got my fiance loving the series, he now reminds me when a Jane book is coming out. I can't wait to read more of her adventures.

  72. I love your use of mythology and your story line is awesome. I have really enjoyed the series; the books have a way of quickly taking me to that place where Jane True and her posse live. I can't wait to read the new one & I wish you continued success!

  73. I love the series because I love the world you created. I love the humour and the secondary characters and I love the musical references.

  74. What hooked me in the first book is Jane and her character growth.
    It's been amazing to see her change and come into her own over the last few books.
    I also love the theme of prejudice running through the series and Jane's town.

  75. I love the Jane True series because it's fun and the characters are interesting and likeable. I especially like Jane and Aryan.

  76. I just finished the book *GAH* cliff hanger!! It really is wonderful, loved every minute. So, when's the sixth again?

  77. Jane True is a wonderful a-typical heroine, not perfectly savvy and cool. Her insecurities make her so much more REAL. and Anyan totally catsups my tater tots πŸ™‚

  78. There are many things I love about the Tempest series. The characters are well developed. It is funny at times but also very thoughtful. I really appreciate Jane though. Her growth as a person, her running commentary, her reflective nature, integrity, and earthiness. And how can we not love Brownie and Anyan? Finally, I enjoy the contemporary references, so much of what i read is set in the future or the past. Thank you for a great series.

  79. This series is different from anything else that you find in bookstores. I love the humor and of course the chemistry between Jane and Anyan!

  80. I love the Jane True series for a number of reasons but primarily because it's pure fun, but fun that is well written. There is nothing worse than finding a book that looks promising and then realizing you can't get through it no matter how much potential because it so poorly written. Also, Jane is one of my favorite heroines – you can relate to her and she's grown in a realistic way. Love her and will miss her when she's finished her story, but will be glad that you've said goodbye before Jane jumped the shark!

  81. Nicole, I love you!
    Jane has become one of my very favorite characters. If she and Harry Dresden ever met up, at least half of North America would implode under the pressure of their snarky, sexy magics combined! I adore Jane for the way she approaches every hideous turn of events with a snide remark, a nudge from her libido and a healthy dose of pure midget rage.
    However, having finished Tempest's Fury about five minutes ago, I am incredibly pissed at you Nicole. Sure, you knew I'd be pissed, but I didn't! I'd beg like a puppy for a hint of whats to come, but my favorite puppy was conscribed five minutes ago… oooohhh bad author, no milk bones for you!

  82. One of my favorite things about books are… covers! For me it sets the stage for whats inside. I have bought many books for their covers alone, and Jane True was one of them! I knew with that fun cover and all thoes little extras hidden around the story had to be just as interesting and it was! But its the snark that makes this series one of my favorites! I love that no matter what situation Jane finds herself in she still has her sarcasm! Anyan helps too. I love the mental picture of Anyan in his doggie form using his power of air in Fury, made me think of Rainbow Brite's horse Starlite running on the rainbow, Loved it!

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