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NINE-TENTHS: Now Live on Wattpad

NINE-TENTHS: Now Live on Wattpad

My new novel NINE-TENTHS, is now live! The first five chapters are currently available to read, and the rest of the book will be released over the coming weeks – chapters are posted every Wednesday and Saturday.

If you enjoy the story, please remember to vote and comment on each chapter, and share it on your social media. Word-of-mouth buzz really does help authors, and it’s the best way to ensure that I’m able to continue writing. Thanks!

Happy reading!

 

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Many Backlisted Books Now Free

Many Backlisted Books Now Free

Happy New Year!I have decided that 2024 is the year of spreading my work far and wide. As an indie author, I’ve decided to simply give away a whole bunch of my backlisted novels. They had wonderful launches and reviews when they first debuted, and now I just want people to read and enjoy them. So spread the news, the following books are now available for free or for a very minimal token payment on certain platforms:As J.M. Frey

The Untold Tale: Wattpad | Radish | AO3The Skylark’s Song: WattpadTriptych: Wattpad | RadishTime and Tide: WattpadCity by Night: RadishAs Peggy Barnett (spicy)

Naughty & Nice: RadishDear Abby: RadishLips Like Ice: Wattpad | RadishSome of these books only have a few chapters available at present, but make sure you’re subscribed to my profile on each platform, and you’ll be notified when new chapters drop. They’ll be posted in their entirety in 2024.Please be reassured that I haven’t abandoned print and ebook publishing in 2024, either. The Skylark’s Saga is now fully back in print – you can purchase ebooks or paperbacks with the brand new cover anywhere you shop. The Accidental Turn Series is taking longer than we expected, mostly because I’m being fussy about the interiors, but expect it to be back in print in the next month or two. And of course, Time and Tide will be published in November 2024 in print, ebook, and possibly audiobook.

Happy Reading!

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COVER REVEAL – Nine-Tenths

COVER REVEAL – Nine-Tenths

 

Novel cover. Teal field with the words "Nine-Tenths, love is a treasure worth hoarding" in slanted handwriting font. The illustration is of a scruffy twenty-something man in a barista apron setting down a coffee cup on a table. The steam from the cup is forming a heart. Beside the table sits an elegant man in a stylish tartan suit, with ginger hair and half-cupped red dragon wings.

Cover Art by SeanceFemme | Cover Design by J.M. Frey

NINE-TENTHS
by J.M. Frey

About the Book

Twenty-four is one year too young for a quarter-life crisis, but hey, Colin’s always been an overachiever. He’s got a degree in Sustainable Tourism, which his family says he’s wasting as a barista, an annoying anxiety disorder, and no freaking idea what to do with his life. The only thing going his way is the cute coffee shop regular, a homo draconis named Dav (who, in his humanshape, is a total hottie.) Still, it’d be easier if Dav didn’t have a habit of accidentally setting things on fire when he’s startled. Like the café kitchen.

When Dav breaks draconic taboo and volunteers as a replacement bean-roaster to apologize for the inferno meet-ugly, sparks really fly. Everything’s finally happening for Colin, until he learns that hooking up with Dav means that under dragon law, Colin is absorbed into Dav’s hoard.

Possession may be nine-tenths of the law, but becoming his boyfriend’s property does not make this whole identity crisis thing easier. Especially now that Colin must navigate politics, paparazzi, and legal questions about his personhood. Colin’s still angling for his Happily Ever After, but the growing scrutiny on his relationship with Dav threatens their budding romance. And if he’s not careful, Colin’s fight for agency may just destroy symbiotic human/dragon relationships worldwide.

The first five chapters of the book will drop January 13th, 2024.

After that, chapters will drop every Wednesday and Saturday morning.

For now you can:

Shelve it on Wattpad when it drops, so it’s in your library and you get update each time a new chapter is released.

Follow me on Wattpad, so you’re alerted every time this, or any other story of mine, updates. (I’m currently serializing three different books at a time, and have chapters scheduled to drop nearly every day of the week until 2025!)

Sign up for my Newsletter to be reminded of the release date, and to stay abreast of any developments with the novel.

Is this book only on Wattpad?

For now, yes. I’m currently working with W by Wattpad Books to release a re-worked, spicier, version of my Watty-Award winning sapphic romance TIME AND TIDE.

I want them to pick this book up as well, especially I since really want to write the other two books in the series, so I’m trying to prove to them that I’m worth it.

In that case, this means centralizing all my lovely readers on their site, with the hope that you’ll vote, comment, and recommend the heck out of it to your friends, so it gets lots of buzz.

Happy Reading!

 

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COVER REVEAL: Worldbuilding Through Culture

COVER REVEAL: Worldbuilding Through Culture

This beautiful cover is by Ruthanne Reid, and always, it’s fantastic.

It’s taken nearly two years of work, but I have finally completed converting my in-person presentation workshop “Worldbuilding Through Culture” into a workbook! Originally conceived and given as a presentation to help writers break out of their own cultural biases in order to create a thorough and imaginative secondary world, it was re-jigged into a downloadable guide and question list when the first Lockdowns hit, and all the in-person version of my workshop was cancelled.

Since then, I’ve been working to create a version that you, the creator, can buy and write directly in. Once you’ve worked your way through the concept introductions, question lists, and prompts, you’ll literally be able to hold the scope of your secondary world in your hand. And, better than that, you’ll have everything you need to refer to right there, all in one place.

The workbook is divided into chapters, with note-taking space, for:

HOW TO USE THIS WORKBOOK
INTRODUCTION TO CULTUREBUILDING
FINDING YOUR STARTING POINT
THE BIG QUESTIONS
THE SMALL QUESTIONS
THE SLIDING SCALE
LANGUAGE AND DIALOGUE
CHARACTER SKETCHES

Buying links are coming soon, as the approvals are still wending their way through the labyrinth of the printing house. But I hope to have it on sale for November 15, 2022.

JM FreyCOVER REVEAL: Worldbuilding Through Culture
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