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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Update ... update ... update!


Hiya!
First up I think I need a good hard spanking for not having posted before now. There's been many a multitude of things going on in Carmen Jenner Land and all of it has been as crazy as my hair colour.

First up this little baby was released

   And if you look to the sidebar on your right, you can find the purchase links for books one and two in the Sugartown series.

This little baby was announced and written


As was this
Okay, this one is not written yet, but it's on it's way! 


So, what the hell else has been keeping me from updating this site?
I'm so glad you asked.
In one word: Shenanigans!
Mostly shenanigans of the author/naughty housewife/mummy to two crazy kids variety, but some of the "lets throw 70 authors and a whole bunch of awesome fans in a room together and see what happens" variety.
In other words, Australia's first indie author signing,
INDIE AUTHORS DOWN UNDER.
Yes, yes, this post is only five months late, but you know, I have things to do ... and stuff ... Anywhoo, I honestly don't think I've ever had a more crazy, beautiful and downright depraved time as I did on the Gold Coast for this event.
I was fortunate to meet some of the authors who inspired me on a daily basis, some who I've chatted to briefly via facebook and others who I'd never had the chance to meet previously but due to the hard love, hurled insults and hashtags are more like family.
I met some pretty freaking awesome readers too!
Here's a little play by play of the events:

It all started with me hauling the 500 (or so) boxes, dresses, shoes, suitcases, books and swag into the lobby of the Outrigger. Where I was promptly met and appropriately insulted by Lola Stark and David Michael--don't panic, whore is a term of endearment where we kids come from. From there came playful hugs, hashtags and a whole world of laughs before we hopped in a taxi and headed off to ManPower with the lovely Simone Nicole
#AuthorsBehavingBadly
Pretty pouts with Simone Nicole

After a very strange elevator ride involving a couple beautiful readers and an incident with Lola letting her inner Domme lose, we headed up to event organiser Jess from A is for Alpha B is for Books' hotel room for an impromptu party, where I got to chat to one of my fave Aussie bloggers, Kylie from Give Me Books . After several more hours of cuddles and shenanigans, we said goodnight to Thursday.
Friday brought us shopping and an awesome author dinner, where I crash-tackled Abbi Glines, poor unsuspecting Abbi, and hugged, laughed and carried on like a lunatic with some of Australia's finest authors, and some wonderful editors too.
(LtoR) Gorgeous Velvet Reed, Me, lovely Becky Johnson of Hot Tree Editing and the very Sexy Miss Jennifer Ryder
Fastforward to drinks, midnight and Carmen's swag sweatshop! I owe these girls big time for helping me box up all that Sugartown candy!!
(L to R) Lovely Lila Rose (I adore this woman), funsized Lola Stark, beautiful Becky Johnson aka the best helper ever and delicious David Michael

Fast forward to the big day! After rolling out of bed LATE!!!!
We threw ourselves together and hurried downstairs for breakfast. I sat through speeches from keynote speakers, Abbi Glines and Jessica Shirvington. And boy do I wish I had those recorded because I was so nervous I still have no idea what was said.
Then it was on to the event room to set up the signing! Jessica Shirvington stopped by my table to talk about Sugartown. Again, couldn't really tell you much of what happened here because I was a bundle of nervous energy and three seconds away from screaming at her to find me a bottle of vodka and a cigarette--for the record, I don't smoke and I'm not a huge drinker, as evident later that night when we slunk away from the after party and began doing cartwheels on the beach. It was a Julie Fucking Andrews moment people and I finished it by face-planting in the sand! And no, I don't have a picture of that! Thank the Lawd! ;) 

The signing was absolutely beyond my wildest dreams huge!!!
Getting to meet readers who'd loved and identified with my books? I gotta be honest, there isn't a feeling like it in the world!
Thank you to everyone who came by my table, purchased signed copies and Sugartown merch and told me how much you loved the books. You guys are the reason I do this and without you, there would be no Sugartown!

So that was the play by play of my first signing, there's a tonne of other things that happened that I haven't mentioned, we'd be here all day if I did. There's also a tonne of shenanigans that have happened in the last five months since the GC, I'll fill you in on ALL THE THINGS shortly, namely a HUGE US adventure that saw me finally getting to meet my best friend, some of my fabulous Street Team members the Sugar Junkies, and many many authors that I love, idolize and look up to (read: fangirl over). 

 
The greatest editor in all the land Lauren McKellar, or McStellar, as she's known to her clients!! Words cannot express just how much I love this woman!!
Shenanigans! 

Stay classy peeps
 because god knows I can't be relied upon to do it!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Enjoy Your Stay Cover Reveal and Special Announcement!

 Hiya!
So today marks the release of this little beauty, it's the cover for book #2 in my Sugartown Series, designed by Frankie Rose

Enjoy Your Stay   


The last thing Holly Harris expected was to wind up nineteen, knocked-up, and all alone. When Coop left to pursue his dreams of becoming a rock god, he left a tiny piece of him behind.

Holly wishes he hadn’t.

Jackson wishes he hadn’t.

Jackson Rowe tried filling the void his family left by drinking, screwing around, and leaving a string of heartbroken women in his wake. Moving back to Sugartown should have been easy, but he hadn’t counted on the fact his sometimes attraction to Holly would still be alive and kicking—and he sure as hell hadn’t counted on her being pregnant with another man’s baby.

They drive one another crazy, and yet they can’t stay away.

When old flames resurface, and even older wounds are torn open, can two people so similar make it work? Or will their stubbornness only drive them further apart?

*Content Warning. Intended for a mature 18+ audience. Contains angst, a crap-tonne of profanity, short-tempered Australian wildlife, and some very pregnant sex.

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Jackson
Fuck.
The way she’s looking at me right now just makes me want to bend her over and impale her on my cock. I lean in and smell sex on her. Not sex, exactly, it’s just Holly’s sweet, sweet scent, but she’s definitely aroused, or has been. Fuck. If I get my hands on that little cock-sucking emo shit again I’m gonna throttle him for messing with my woman. And yes, I’m aware I just called Holly-fucking-pain-in-my-arse-Harris my woman.
Jesus Christ. How the hell did I dig the hole so deep? 
I lower my lips to her cheek and whisper, “He get you off like old times, Hols?”
She pulls back and glares at me. “Fuck you, Jack.”
“My room or yours?”
“Very funny,” she snarls. “I need a shower.”
She stalks toward the bathroom, but I loop my arm around her shoulders and pull her back into me.
“No,” I whisper in her ear, and grind my Johnson against her arse, “you need to be fucked, sweetheart. Long, and hard, and merciless.”
She lets out a breathy moan.
“And I’m just the man to do it,” I say and start easing her back into my room. “Here’s the thing you don’t realise, Hols. That might be Coop’s baby inside you, but he couldn’t ever satisfy you the way I can. You need a man, darlin’, a man who’s not afraid to get under your skin and piss you off, and give you a damn good fucking hiding whenever you need it—not a boy who wants to dress up and play house. The only housekeeping you need is for you to be on your knees, cleaning my cock.” I whisper, as I trail kisses down her neck before gently pushing her back on the bed.

Purchase Book One in the Sugartown Series, Welcome to Sugartown, here:



So I mentioned there was going to be a special announcement in the title of this post and here it is: after much thought I've decided to write a Sugartown novella in between books two and three of the Sugartown series ... SURPRISE!
Greetings From Sugartown (props to beautiful Teresa from Readers Live A Thousand Lives for the title, I love ya, babycakes!) will be a little snippet into Ana and Elijah's lives after the events in book two.

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I want to say a massive thank you to the beautiful girls at

 for hosting the cover reveal and a HUGE thank you to every one of the 200+ bloggers and readers that shared in this reveal!
I'm so grateful to each and every one of you!!!



Catch me at these 2014 signings!