Thursday, August 16, 2012

My Baby is One Year Old



By J.M. Madden

No, not my kid. Wet Dream, my 1NS baby.

And it’s still one of my favorites.

As soon as I heard about the series, I had an idea. Cameron and Ginger walked into my brain and I had the hero and heroine. I pounded the manuscript out over about 2 weeks (fast for me) and submitted it. Though I already had Second Time Around with Decadent, I didn’t know if they would want this one. Didn’t know if it suited the series or not. Luckily, they did want it. And it did suit the series.  Within two days I had signed my contract. Just a few days after that and I had my cover.

Wet Dream was number 24 in the series. We’re at around 130 now. Incredible numbers for a series. But it seems to work. Hopefully the series will continue because I have an idea for a second Ginger and Cameron story.

A lot has changed in that year’s time. Wet Dream was my third book. I now have six out. Number seven is coming out in the next couple of weeks, and number eight –an EDGEseries book titled Love on the Line- will also be out in a few weeks. I have more on my plate right now that I ever expected to have to worry about, and I love it.  My career is rolling along faster than I ever expected.

What kind of big changes have you had in your life over the past year? Anything you wish you could have left behind?

One commenter will win a copy of Wet Dream or Second Time Around, your choice.

I thank you so much for stopping, and hope you can take some time to check me out on social media. FB- J.m. Madden  Twitter- @authorjmmadden
Or you can email me directly at ~ author jm madden @ gmail . com

33 comments:

  1. I haven't read Wet Dream yet and I so want too!
    tamariasoana@yahoo.com

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  2. Congrats on your publishing anniversary!

    I haven't left anything behind. Seems like I'm just doing more. LOL

    All the best!
    Jess
    jessicasubject.writer at gmail dot com

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  3. Well, Tamaria, you may get the chance!
    Hi Jessica! I know, seems like we're always doing more and more, huh?

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  4. Congrats on your anniversary and I'm wishing you many more on all of your books...and upcoming books.

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  5. Thanks Starla! And you too as well!

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  6. Congratulations on the anniversary and being approved for ONS. I haven't read Wet Dream or Second Time Around yet, but if they are anything like A Needful Heart they are definitely on my 'to read' list. Good luck in all your endeavors and I look forward to enjoying more of your books.

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    1. Thank you so much Jolene! I love that you enjoyed A Needful Heart. Second Time Around was my very first book and set in my area, so very close to my heart. Wet Dream is one of my favorites though because it deals with a wounded veteran.
      They really are like kids. You can't pick a favorite. I hope you win one!

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  7. Yum. I havnt read Wet Dream yet Im still catching up! Congrats on your one year mark! Love your covers

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  8. Congrats on your one year mark!! I haven't read Wet Dream yet but I can't. Wait I love the ONS series books.

    -Steph
    S.c.Brentson@gmail.com

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    1. Hales, you better get reading! I know I can't keep up with all the 1NS releases, but I am going to try!
      Steph, welcome! And thank you! I love it too!

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  9. Love the title and cover of Wet Dreams! I was published a year ago in May, and I never dreamed at this point in time I would have 11 out and 3 more coming this fall! Congrats to you on your anniversary!

    ~Karyn

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    1. Wow Karyn! You're kicking butt! If I stay on schedule and get everything out I have planned for this year, I will have 10 out. Although I want to add in a Christmas short if I can eek out the time. Congrats on YOUR accomplishments!

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  10. A year ago? Indeed, lots has changed, much improved.
    Congrats to you!

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  11. Congratulations on your anniversary and you have doubled the number of books out in a year AMAZING! thanks for a chance to win one, Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

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  12. Congrats on your 1NS anniversary! I'm looking forward to reading Wet Dream as I work my way through the 1NS series!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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    1. Ladies, thank you so much for stopping by! And for all the congrats! I really could not have done it without Decadent, though, and their phenomenal staff.

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  13. Huge congrats, J.M.! Six books is a huge accomplishment.

    As for me, I've written a full length,and a novella. Still waiting for replies. Biting nails.

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    1. Kathleen, I wouldn't worry. I'd love to read another of your books!

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  14. Congratulations on your anniversary. It's funny you should ask what has happened in the past year. I used that as my premise for Thursday Thirteen. It's been crazy - everything from 3 bestsellers to losing my dog. Sometimes I wish life would move a little slower and other times, I'm grateful I'm not watching it pass me by. Best wishes on all your upcoming projects.

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    1. Margie, I see your name everywhere, so you're doing something right! Sorry about your dog, though. Losing a pet is so hard to get over. I lost one 2 years ago, and I still find myself calling her every once in a while- just not even thinking.
      Best wishes to you as well!

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  15. Congrats, Jen! It's been an amazing year, I just wrapped up my first full year writing/editng full time and I thought I'd have nothing but time...nope! Busier than Ever. Can't believe it's been a year since your release!

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  16. Congrats on a year my last year has been full of high's and lows but i've learnt that i can do everything i put my mind to

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  17. Awww, congrats JM, that's fantastic! Hard to believe it's been a year already!
    Hugs
    Kali

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  18. Kate, honestly, my year wouldn't have been as wonderful without you! You are a kick ass editor!
    Melissa, yes, you can! Period! Two years ago I never would have imagined I would be where I am now.
    Kali, I know! Your career has changed too! I remember meeting you in LA and you were unpubbed and hopeful.

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  19. What a great story. Yep, after reading my first 1Night Stand, I was hooked and had to write one, too!

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  20. Congratulations, JM!
    Changes to my life? Well, son has gone to live in Texas - but the really bad news is he TOOK HIS DOG! I really really miss Winnie. Oh and Greg too.

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    1. Louisa, they're addicting, aren't they?
      Ah, Barbara, I would go get that dog and bring her back. Then he'd HAVE to come visit you, right?

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  21. Happy Birthday or... um... Anniversary!

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  22. Thank you all so very much for commenting! I had my daughter scroll through and pick a name. Congratulations Carin! You can choose either Wet Dream or Second Time Around! I'll email you.
    And, because I got such a great response, I'm going to give away a second download. Congrats to
    Tamaria!
    I sincerely hope you both love the books as much as I enjoyed writing them!

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  23. Taking a deep breath and his courage in hand, he asked her, “Can I buy you a coffee?”

    LOVE this.

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  24. congratulations!
    thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i love the cover and the book sounds wonderful.
    i just put it on the top of the TBBN list. :D

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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  25. Congrats! WOW....six books in a year?! That rocks!

    Despite errors I've made, there isn't anything I've changed or I wouldn't be wonderful ol' me!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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