Monday, September 1, 2008

And the Jasmine Files begin!!!

Yes, this is the inaugural blog for the Jasmine files!

First, as I promised on my website, I’m giving away a book to one lucky blog poster. Which means you should post a comment or I won’t know you’re out there! Second, I’ll choose the winner and post his or her name on next week’s blog. Yeah, I’m going to try to blog once a week (and give away a book once a week!). Unless I run out of things to say. I won’t, however, run out of books. And you know writers never stop wanting to blab. But we’ll see how it goes. That means you have all week to post a comment and get into the drawing. And this week (yeah, I know you’ve been waiting to hear about the book!!) I’m giving away a copy of TL Schaefer’s The Saints of Midland. I love Terri (she’s one of my critique partners) and I love this book. Her, that’s all I can say. She autographed it, too! You can check out the book on her site Mrs. Giggles loved the book! Don’t miss my regular monthly contest on and please note that Leigh’s website is There’s a little oops in there that I hope to have fixed next week.

Okay, so why I’m here today. I’m starting a new series. This one is going to be a Berkley Heat, so that obviously means it’s going to be hotter! I’m going to be writing two anthologies, creating a glitzy, sensual world of powerful people and the courtesans they’ll pay anything to have. Of course, what I write is all fantasy, and I was wondering about what I thought might be a fairly universal fantasy for women, that of being paid for sex. I’m not talking about the poor women on the streets who are victimized, strung out on drugs, living a nightmare. I’m thinking of the fantasy world of high class and high prices. So, do you think this is a universal fantasy (meaning it’s shared by a lot of women) or am I totally whacked? What do you think are some other universal fantasies? And having a fantasy doesn’t mean acting out the fantasy. That’s why it’s called a “fantasy”! It’s just the secret thing that occasionally crosses your mind.

I’d love to hear what you think! So let’s talk it up!

Jasmine and Jennifer


squiresj said...

Fantasies of any kind would be nice right now with the pain I am in. I went in to see doctor on Friday and she pushed me all the way through a gallbladder surgery. I would just like to have a man I could share how I truly feel with - and not one who doesn't care how I feel. By the way I visit your website every month.
If I win, my address is Jane Squires HC 72 Box 335 Wasola, MO. 65773

Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes said...

Oh Jane, I'm sorry for your pain. And really I don't mean to sound trite with they rhyme. My mom just has foot surgery, and I was down taking care of her, so I know surgery is always hard to get through. Best wishes to you.

And yeah, a man who cares about how we feel. That would be great! That's certainly a fantasy we'd all love to act out.

Thanks for visiting the site regularly! Hope you feel better soon.

And thanks for being my first commenter!


Margay Leah Justice said...

Like the look of the blog. Good luck with it.

Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes said...

It's a lot of pink, Margay! But I liked the background color. Thanks for the good wishes.

GladysMP said...

A high class fantasy! Man, that has my thoughts dancing all over the place. I usually prefer realism, but maybe fantasy would add a bit of spice to my day.

Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes said...

Yes, Gladys! Reality is great, but sometimes, it's just kind of fun to indulge in a fantasy. I mean, really, what better way to pass the time in a doctor's office when he's running 45 minutes late. At that point, a little fantasy is a LOT better than reality!


ArkieRN said...

Love the cover of Show and Tell! I love the premise of your anthologies. Looking forward to their release dates.

The blog looks fantastic!

tetewa said...

Congrats on starting the blog, looks to be fun!

Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes said...

Thanks, Arkie! I'm so glad you like the Show and Tell cover and that the anthology premise grabs you.

Thanks, Tete, hope you guys stop by every week to win prizes and for fun discussion.


Rita said...

I can hardly wait to discover the raw, earthy reasons [or hell, maybe it'll be all about the money!] that would drive these women to do all sorts of who-knows-what with all types of who-knows-whom...and in ways that only you can tell us their tales.

And I love the new blog layout.

Jennifer A. Ray said...

Nice blog and I cannot WAIT to see your new series!!! Congratulations!

Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes said...

Well, I know one of the women in my stories will be doing it for the money. Because money is power. That's the one I'm working on now, but the other ideas are sizzling. Thanks for stopping by, Rita!

And Jennifer, thank you for coming, too. Lora Leigh's RAW weekend is almost here! Can't wait to meet you in person! When are you arriving?


Jennifer A. Ray said...

We are arriving Thursday afternoon or evening, probably by the dinner hour.

I cannot wait to meet you too!!

Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes said...

Wonderful, Jennifer! I'll be arriving later in the evening on Thursday, probably about eight. I'm flying into Lexington and driving from there. To fly into Huntington from San Francisco was about five stops! Perhaps we can get together for a drink!

And everyone, I'll be blogging about how great RAW is right after I get back, on Tuesday the 23rd!


Terri said...

An interesting type of fantasy and idea for a book. What was it that drew that particular idea for you?

Looking forward to seeing you at RAW, only fourteen days away. Wow! Time is moving fast, way too fast.

Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes said...

Thanks for the question, Terri. Well, first it was the Elliot Spitzer scandal, it got my mind working. I asked myself why people would do that. What, besides money, do they get out of it? I also thought it was well suited to an anthology format, writing several short stories instead of one long one. Some may have the traditional HEA romance ending, and some may not.

Yes, RAW is almost here!!! Now please do tell me which Terri you are so that I can be sure to say hi!


TamiC said...

Well well look who finally decided to start a blog Miss Jasmine Haynes, or are you one of her other personalities???? Whichever girl shows up we are guranteed to have something to talk about! Happy Blog Birthday. Okay so I am a few days late. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes said...

Yes, Tami, I finally jumped on the bandwagon! And who know which of my personalities might speak up at any time. But when we're talking about the more risque stuff, it's probably Jasmine! She's the really bad one, you know.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day, too!


Rhonda said...

Fantasies! This sounds very exciting. Women with the power and the money. Love it! It would also be great to have the high society women calling on the men for their "Amusement". Come to think of it, my boyfriend cleaning the bathroom would make my dreams come true. HAHA! I'm a simple girl.

Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes said...

I love it, Rhonda, having your boyfriend clean the bathroom being the BEST fantasy! My husband is doing the vacuuming today (I hope, since I'm not home). But I do like the idea of the women calling the men for amusement, and I have plans to switch roles, with a high-priced call "boy" and a female client.

Okay, one more day for comments, then I'm choosing a winner for Terri's book, and will be posting it with my new blog tomorrow!

Jasmine and Jennifer

Margay Leah Justice said...

Congratulations on the inaugural blog. Here's wishing you great success with it.

Anonymous said...

Fantasies, what a great idea. I love it. Cover looks fantastic.

clynsg said...

The thing about fantasy is that you can make it do whatever you want--therefore if someone wants to be a 'courtesan' (to give it a more upscale name) they don't have to deal with the facts of life--which is that selling yourself can lead to more things than money! This is true whether it be as a mistress, call-girl or even as a wife--you don't REALLY believe all those rich men end up with beautiful young women because of the sexual attraction, do you?

Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes said...

Thanks, Margay and Kimmy, for stopping by.

And I agree, Clynsg, it is all about fantasy, the reality would have all those other not so pleasant details. But fantasy is what we make it.

Jasmine and Jennifer

Christina said...

I am new to reading your books and would like to thank you for helping take my mind off my own personal life for a while. I am going through a divorce and was able to lose myself in your books. Thank you for sharing your talent with words.

I look forward to your new book.

Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes said...

Thank you, Christina. That's the highest compliment any writer could ever get, that her books helped someone during a painful time. I'm sorry about your divorce and wish you all the best. And though you commented on last week's blog, I'll enter you in this week's drawing so I do hope you'll check back on Monday.

Take care

danosor said...

Great looking website.Good luck.


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