Jessica Wayne

Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Author Profile

Jessica  Wayne

Jessica Wayne is the author of over fifteen fantasy and contemporary romance novels. The latter of which she writes as J.W. Ashley. During the day, she slays laundry and dishes as a homeschooling, stay at home mom of three, and at night her worlds come to life on paper. She runs on coffee and wine (as well as the occasional whiskey!) and if you ever catch her wearing matching socks, it's probably because she grabbed them in the dark. She is a believer of dragons, unicorns, and the power of love, so each of her stories contain one of those elements (and in some cases all three). Jessica lives in Texas with her husband, kids, their two German Shepherd's who believe they're cat's, and a fluffy orange cat who thinks he's a dog. You can usually find her in her Facebook group, The Wayne-O's, or keep in touch by subscribing to her newsletter where she shares updates as well as shenanigans she finds herself in.

Books

The Lumberjack Effect SAMPLE: Lumberjacked, book 1

Romance

♥Bestselling author J.W. Ashley brings you this heartwarming tale of love and second chances. ♥ Five years ago Lena had the best sex of her life with a sexy stranger who came to her rescue. What she thought would be a one night stand turned into two blissful weeks where it felt as though their passion would never end. Until suddenly, it did. When Graham’s ailing mother takes a turn for the worse, he is forced to move back home to care for her, taking a piece of Lena's heart with him. But she kept something even more precious of his. She planned to tell him, but the last thing Lena wanted to do was force Graham to abandon his terminal mother. So, she decided to bear the responsibility alone and wait until the timing was right. Turns out, the right time was half a decade later. Now, with their daughter asking questions she can't answer, Lena realizes it's finally time to face the man she once loved. Confronting him will be the most difficult thing she's ever done, and could prove to be the biggest mistake of her life. Can she count on the man he used to be? Or will doing what’s right break the last pieces of her heart?

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Long Road Home SAMPLE

Romance

★★A top 300 Amazon bestseller!★★ They say that time heals all wounds. But in Macey's experience, all time does is allow the anger to fester. When her grandmother falls and breaks her hip, Macey makes the decision to return home and take over her family's small, Italian café. With her dad in a wheelchair and her grandmother now in a hospital bed, it's up to Macey to keep things running smoothly so her family doesn't lose everything. But when she returns home, her family's hidden secrets come to light. Starting with their new handyman. Lincoln's spent the last few years trying to erase nearly a decade of horrible decisions that all stemmed from the night he broke the heart of the only girl who'd ever been there for him. With no where else to go, her family are the ones who offer him room and board, giving him the chance to get his life on the right track. And when Macey returns home, Lincoln finds himself desperate for her forgiveness. Unfortunately, she's always been good at holding a grudge. Old sparks light new flames as these two are forced together, and soon, Macey begins to see the Lincoln she fell in love with all those years ago. But as his past collides with their present, the impact could be devastating. She's not looking for another heartbreak. He's a walking disaster. Together they could soar...but based on their pasts, it's more than likely they'll crash and burn.

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LOVE THIS

I love Lincoln's reaction when he sees Macey for the first time in ten years.

Rescuing Norah SAMPLE: Corrupted book 1

Romance

ometimes the people we think we know, turn out to be someone else entirely. When Norah met Clayton, there was an instant connection. As someone who seemed to value the same things she did, he was supposed to help her make the world a better place. But it wasn’t long before the perfect pieces of her life began to crumble. Ex-cop Harley has one mission: take down the head of Seattle’s largest crime organization to earn his way back into the ranks of the city’s finest. His investigation leads him to a charity banquet benefiting Seattle’s homeless. When bullets fly, Harley pulls his target’s fiancée from the fray, sending them down a deadly rabbit hole where they must race the clock and find answers, or become two more casualties of the city’s underground war. As Norah is thrown directly into the crossfire, Harley must make a choice: rescue the woman he has no business wanting or complete his mission.

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Warrior Of Magick SAMPLE: Cambrexian Realm Book 1

Science Fiction & Fantasy

The realm's deadliest assassin has met her match. After spending her life serving justice on behalf of the Magick Council, Sienna is offered her freedom. The catch? She has to kill Daxon Ward, a man believed to be responsible for the deaths of nearly a thousand Guardians six months prior. Her target is a renegade, a man who turned his back on his familial line to pursue his own brand of justice. When she comes face-to-face with him, Sienna discovers that the man she's been ordered to kill is the same handsome stranger she rescued less than a year ago. And he hates her for it. When the hunters become the hunted, Sienna and Daxon must work together to uncover a sinister plot and unearth the ones behind it, before the deadly killer on their trail catches up and puts them in the ground. Perfect for fans of The Witcher and Throne Of Glass, Warrior Of Magick will put you in the center of a war between Humans, Vampires, Werewolves, and something so dark..no one saw it coming. Magic, betrayal, and enemies with undeniable chemistry--this trilogy has it all! Buy Warrior Of Magick to start this epic adventure today!

Book Bubbles from Warrior Of Magick SAMPLE: Cambrexian Realm Book 1

Character

This particular scene showcases the type of person Sienna is despite the odds stacked against her. No matter her reputation for being ruthless, she still possesses a kind heart.

Visions Of Death SAMPLE: Gypsy’s Curse, Book 1

Romance

Some rules are meant to be broken. Skye Giovanni has spent her entire life heeding the warning passed down by the women in her family: an entire line of Gypsy Seers cursed with visions of death. Their cardinal rule–don’t get involved. But that was before she met him. The sexy detective who tempts her to tear down the wall she’s built around her heart. When Skye’s confronted by her most horrific vision yet, she finds herself doing the unthinkable. Running to the rescue of a complete stranger—and straight into a deadly world of magic and revenge. Nothing in her life has prepared her for this. She knows she’s outmatched and completely out of her league, but she can’t bring herself to walk away. Not even if solving this murder means she’ll have to face her own. Blood feuds, destiny, and family curses collide in this binge-worthy paranormal series perfect for fans of Karen Marie Moning, Laura Thalassa, Kelly St. Clare, and Linsey Hall. Packed with dark rituals, bone-chilling suspense, and a slow-burn romance written in the stars, this series will sink its claws into you and not let go until the very last page. Start at your own risk.

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SWOON

When Skye first meets Lucas I swear you can hear the thundering of her heart straight off the pages...

Tethered Souls SAMPLE: Tethered, Book 1

Romance

They say history repeats itself, but what if your past is what killed you? For as long as she can remember, Abby has been haunted by dreams of a man she's never met. His pain-filled blue eyes called to something deep within her soul, and she's found herself longing for him even during her waking hours. After her latest successful gallery opening, she takes a much needed vacation to the rolling green hills of Ireland, where she comes face to face with the very man she'd convinced herself didn't exist. The instantaneous burning attraction draws them closer together even while the shadow from her nightmares threatens to tear them apart. As she is pulled deeper into her new reality, Abby learns of a mysterious past threaded together by magic, curses, and the obsession of a mad man. Perfect for fans of Nora Roberts, Jude Deveraux, Meg Anne, K.F. Breene, and Shannon Meyer, this paranormal romance will take you on a journey of self-discovery where one woman must battle the demons of her past in order to secure her future. Ancient curses, evil sorcerers, fated love, and reincarnation...this book checks all the boxes!

Book Bubbles from Tethered Souls SAMPLE: Tethered, Book 1

Framed

My sister in law got me this exact quote framed to hang on my wall! It's the very first second of my first ever published book! Abby and Anegus will always hold a special place in my heart.

Blood Hunt SAMPLE: Vampire Huntress Chronicles book 1

Romance

★A Top 300 Bestseller★ Hunting vampires is her legacy. Detective Rainey Astor walks a dangerous line between the human and supernatural worlds. As a vampire hunter, she’s a formidable opponent, having killed hundreds of their kind. Yet, when her latest foray into the supernatural world goes terribly wrong, she finds herself rescued by the very creature she’s vowed to kill. Elijah Hawthorne is unlike any vampire Rainey has ever met. His sexy as hell exterior hides a tortured soul seeking redemption. Rainey knows she should avoid him at all costs, but fate has other plans. Together, they’re forced down a twisted path of ancient revenge and tainted love. With Elijah guarding her back, Rainey must protect her heart, because giving in could mean a death sentence for them both. But if they don’t discover the hidden identity of their enemy before the clock runs out, she’s as good as dead anyway. Fans of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood, Lynsay Sands Argeneau Novels, Linsey Hall’s Shadow Guild, L.J. Smith’s The Vampire Diaries, or the TV show The Originals, will devour this brand new trilogy. Grab your copy of Blood Hunt and start this addicting Vampire Paranormal Romance today! But be warned, this romance comes with a bite.

Book Bubbles from Blood Hunt SAMPLE: Vampire Huntress Chronicles book 1

LOVE THIS

I absolutely love this scene. It may not feel like much as you're first reading, but as soon as you get deeper into the story you can fully appreciate her first meeting with Elijah.

Phoenix SAMPLE: Prophecy Series book 1

Romance

Captured for what she could become, Anastasia has spent her entire life at the mercy of her enemy. Unfortunately for her, she didn't realize it until it was far too late to run. When he comes for her, Anastasia finds herself ripped from all she's ever known, and tossed into a parallel world where monsters roam and darkness reigns. The biggest issue? They are counting on her to stop it. A legacy, a warrior. It's been foretold that she is the only one who can wield the power necessary to put an end to the reign of terror. But how does one learn to manage their power, when she didn't realize she had it to begin with?

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First Kiss

I LOVE this scene! I rewrote the entire interaction three times because I wanted so badly to capture that first love, first kiss feeling, even though they are in their twenties when it finally happens.

"I will be your death."

This particular scene is incredibly important for so many reasons. One of which you won't notice until the end of book 2.

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