Price Reduction on EC Books!

Nope, this is NOT an April Fool’s joke.

Ellora’s Cave is slashing the prices of more than 150 books at third party vendors, like Amazon, Sony, All Romance Ebooks, and Barnes and Noble. Prices of books by ten Ellora’s Cave authors, including me, Nicole Austin, Jory Strong, Shiloh Walker, Allyson James, Laurann Dohner, Mari Carr, Delilah Devlin, Myla Jackson, and Ciana Stone, will be drastically reduced starting today!  This pricing may not last forever so this is a great time to snap up the Red Light series or any of my other books published with Ellora’s Cave.


Happy reading 🙂


Cool stuff :)

Hey there.  I’ve been quiet as I’ve been working on Mistress’s Master (Men in Blue 3) but I wanted to come share some super cool stuff.

266660937#1 – There’s still time to bid on a Jayne Rylon tote bag stuff with signed books, cover flats and any goodies I can find to include for the charity auction to benefit Fatin.  One new item I’ll be dropping in is the brand spanking new Ellora’s Cave playing card deck!  Star, heroine of Through My Window is the Queen of Hearts.  How cool is that?!

#2 – I’m part of a blog hop.  Check it out for some other super fun authors 🙂

5 Heart Sweetheart from TRS!

Morgan's Surprise

HOOORAY!  Thank you so much to everyone who voted!  Morgan’s Surprise won the 5 Heart Sweetheart of the Week from The Romance Studio, “Jayne Rylon has written an extremely steamy story about two people discovering acceptance, and something more, with each other. The emotional connection between Joe and Morgan is as important as the physical one, and it opens Morgan to the possibility of fulfilling her fantasies because she is able to trust Joe. The pacing of this story is perfect for its length, and the whole story is satisfying, especially the ending. It is a fantastic follow up to the first book in the Powertools series, but it can be read on its own.”

This has been a great week.  Thanks for all your support on the release of Northern Exposure and now this on top.


Happy Release Day

Northern ExposureToday, Northern Exposure kicks off the Compass Brothers series. Release days are always happy times but when you’re sharing them with an awesome author and a great friend they’re even better. So here’s to Mari Carr and a bunch of hot cowboys!
Northern Exposure @ Amazon

All roads lead home when that’s where you’ve left your heart.

Compass Brothers, Book 1

Silas Compton always had his eye on Lucy, the veterinarian’s daughter. He was even content to wait for the girl of his dreams to grow up before getting anywhere near her with his family’s double-edged legacy.

Waiting around led to fooling around with his best friend—and an impulsive eruption of desire that Lucy’s innocent eyes weren’t meant to see. Figuring Compton Pass wasn’t big enough for either the three of them or the pain he’d caused, Silas let loose his tightly reined wanderlust and headed for Alaska.

Ten years later, when an oil rig accident sends him home, he braces himself for the reopening of old wounds. Instead he finds himself in the care—and welcoming arms—of Lucy and Colby, whose marriage has plenty of room for the man they both still love. And forgive with all their hearts.

As things start to unravel at Compass Ranch, Silas must dig deep for the strength to assume his rightful place in the Compton family…and lay the foundation for a future with his lovers. If he can forgive himself.

Product Warnings
This book is overflowing with sexy cowboys who like to saddle up and ride each other as well as the woman of their dreams. The likelihood of becoming addicted to their ranch family is high. With three more stories yet to come, beware. You won’t be able to read just one!

Copyright © 2011 Mari Carr and Jayne Rylon
All rights reserved — a Samhain Publishing, Ltd. publication


Dry brush crackled under the hooves of Silas Compton’s roan gelding. It hadn’t rained in a while. He could tell it would be a long summer by the clouds of terra cotta dust rising in the wake of his brothers’ galloping horses as they raced across the mountain ridge.

Not that he’d know it where he was headed. Alaska would provide a total change of scenery. Exactly what he needed. Pain lanced his chest, causing him to tense in his heirloom saddle. Rainey’s ears flicked up. Silas patted the loyal animal’s neck, settling into the rhythm of their canter, and wondered how he would survive so far from the land that had been a part of him since he’d been born.

Somehow he would have to make it work.

He sure as hell couldn’t stay.

Like the three-legged dog they’d had as kids, he would learn to cope without an integral part of himself. If only he and his puppy had reined in their curiosity and avoided those damn traps…

But they hadn’t.

Lucy Silver, the veterinarian’s sweet daughter—who’d been dancing through his dirty dreams since he’d been old enough to have them—had spotted Silas making out with her boyfriend in the barn. It’d been like the day he’d watched his puppy scramble toward the razor-sharp jaws lying concealed under a pile of straw all over again.

Removing himself from the equation seemed like the only way he could halt imminent disaster and protect the two people he cared about most outside of his family. He’d already destroyed enough of Lucy’s innocence.

Christ, he couldn’t explain what had driven him to kiss Colby in the first place.

Impulsive. Rash. Reckless.

Qualities Silas didn’t value. The one time he gave in to the dark urges he wrestled, he paid a horrible price. But he’d caught Colby checking out his sweaty muscles as they’d worked together in the heat of the day. Desire had arced between them.

Irresistible. Delicious. Forbidden.

Until the agony on Lucy’s face had slammed him back to reality. Silas vowed to leave the couple to mend their fences and live in peace, without the threat of his interference ripping them apart. Lucy and Colby devoured each other with desperate gazes when they thought no one paid attention. It didn’t take a genius to figure out their love was the real deal.

He’d go, even if it meant giving up everything familiar and cherished, including his brothers and his two best friends. Because he sure as shit couldn’t stay and keep his hands to himself. Not with a double helping of temptation running wild.

Amber rays from the setting sun ignited the prairie below. The glowing grasslands seared into his memory. He’d never lose track of his roots. He’d never forget his heritage, Compass Ranch, even if he couldn’t accept his destiny as its head.

His brothers would pick up his slack.

Seth, a year younger than him, whooped then grinned over his shoulder as he spurred his mare faster. Wild as a mustang, he flew over the landscape to the spot they’d claimed as their own. The twins, Sam and Sawyer, followed suit.

They hadn’t discussed their plans for the evening. As soon as Silas had made his announcement to the family, the boys had glanced around the dining table—where all important family business was conducted—and nodded. They hadn’t objected to his desertion, but strain lined their faces, sorrow dimmed their eyes and the betrayal he feared flashed in the air a split second before they began planning how they’d support him.

Christ, their generosity had made him feel lower than the shit on the bottom of his muck boots because he hadn’t had the guts to admit why he really planned to leave. None of them would have been dumb enough to mess with something that wasn’t theirs. And if they had, they wouldn’t have lied about it on top. Such strong souls would thrive with or without him. But could he cut out something so essential to his being and live so wounded? So lost?

Cut adrift, he might not make it.

Silas gripped the reins too tight. He forced himself to relax his fingers.

One night. He’d give himself these final hours with his brothers to say goodbye to all he treasured. Tomorrow, he’d ride out. Forever.

The driving hoof beats slowed as they approached their destination. By the time they ducked beneath the shelter of the mountain cypresses, the rocky terrain forced them to walk their mounts. None of the teenagers would jeopardize the safety of their animals or their brothers.

He squeezed his eyes shut, trying to contain the agony lassoing his heart as he realized he’d never be close to the men they’d grow into, their families or the children who’d take their places in the tight-knit community like so many generations before them.

The last damn thing he wanted was to bawl like a sissy.

If his family caught on to his pain, they might not let him go. Luckily, he’d learned from the toughest sons of bitches in the west how to be a real cowboy. If that was the only way he could honor his legacy, he’d man up and do it. Somehow.

They dismounted, reverting to familiar patterns. Seth and Sawyer tied the horses as Sam gathered kindling for their bonfire. Silas patched the pit left from prior visits then dug some supplies from his pack, including hot dogs despite the fact they’d eaten dinner before they left. These days, the four of them could shovel in enough to feed an army.

Or so their mom said.

“Si, you’re bleeding.” Count on Sawyer to notice.

“It’s nothing.” Silas faced the youngest, by twenty-two minutes, of his brothers. The kid’s twin had already picked up on the vibe. Damn their weird-ass mental connection.

“It’s something.” Sam sidled up behind him to take a peek. “It’s too uniform to be a cut.”

“Did you do it?” Damn if Seth didn’t tip his hat and glare from beneath his dark brows. When Silas didn’t answer, Seth stomped over. “Holy shit. You did. You got a freaking tattoo. Without me? Without us? You asshole!”

Silas dodged his brother’s half-hearted punch toward the sore spot between his shoulder blades. The disappointment radiating from the guy in waves did more damage than his fist would have. After Silas’s sudden declaration of independence, this looked bad, but he couldn’t come clean and admit the craving he’d had to brand himself with some symbol of home before he took off. Not if he had any hope of escaping.

“I had a hard enough time convincing Snake to ink me. If I’d brought you guys with me, he never would have caved. He only did it because I’m eighteen now.”

If Silas had told Seth, they wouldn’t have been able to stop Sam and Sawyer from tagging along too.

“Well, I suppose that’s true. Plus he’s probably afraid JD will kill him if he finds out.” Sawyer let Silas off easy, as usual.

“Yeah, that’s why I took the bandages off. Didn’t want him to notice.”

Pride for their badass father glowed from the kid. Silas agreed. As head of Compass Ranch—the center of Compton Pass, Wyoming—JD Compton wielded vast financial clout but his personality made him larger than life and, most important, earned him respect by the acre.

“But you gotta let us see it at least,” Sawyer insisted.

“Sure.” Silas dropped a wedge of firewood on the crackling flame Sam had started, and then stood. All three of his brothers lined up behind him—Seth in the middle, the twins on either side—when he tugged his gray T-shirt over his head, wincing a little at the sting of his sweat in the open wound. The three usually raucous kids didn’t make a single peep when he revealed the artwork. “It’s swollen and stuff—”

“Whoa.” Seth broke the silence.

“It’s awesome.” Sam laid his palm to the right of the emblem, careful not to touch the raw skin.

“Sweet,” Sawyer agreed then added his hand on the left side of Silas’s back.

“Does it hurt?” Seth completed their connection, touching the area below the design.

“So bad,” Silas gasped, struggling not to drop to his knees.

“I’m still doing it. Next year. The minute I turn eighteen,” Seth whispered into the gathering twilight. “Exactly like this.”

“Me too,” Sam chimed in. “The compass design is fucking great. And the ranch brand is perfect. It matches the one we use.”

“I didn’t know Snake had this kind of shit in him. The shading is so cool. It looks 3-D.” Sawyer’s hand shook on Silas’s back. “I want one now. Like yours. But without the fancy N.”

“You’re only fifteen,” Silas barked. “Wait a while and make sure it’s what you really want.”

“I know what I want.”

“Things don’t always happen like you expect, Sawyer.” Silas felt the pressure of his brothers’ hands bracing him as he heaved a giant sigh.

“Is that why you’re leaving?” The high pitch of Sam’s question reminded Silas that even though his youngest brothers had started fooling around with girls in their class, and he’d busted them splitting a six pack they’d swiped from the bunkhouse, they still had more boy than man in them.

“Yeah.” He couldn’t give them more of the truth than that. It embarrassed him. Angered him. And threatened to drown him in despair.

“Well, some people might flip flop around. Not me. Not going to change my mind.” Sawyer stuck to his guns. He’d always been the most determined to prove himself despite being the baby of the group. Maybe because of it. “I’m joining the Coast Guard. Gonna see the world.”

“What?” Silas pivoted to stare at the kid, severing the connection with his brothers. He regretted it instantly, but he had to search Sawyer’s eyes for the truth. “You’ve been watching too many freaking commercials. Your place is here, on the ranch.”

“No, it isn’t,” the teenager whispered.

When the other two nodded in agreement, Silas staggered backward.

“You’re not planning to stay?” His forehead crumpled as he tried to understand. “None of you?”

“Don’t look at us like that.” Seth waved his hands in front of his chest. “I figured you’d understand. I need to get the hell out of here. Find my own place. Same as you. Not Alaska though, I hate winter. You’re crazy to take on all that snow. Somewhere warm. Maybe I’ll head down south. Yeah, that’s what I’ll do. A fancy S instead of an N on my compass, bro.”

“What? No!” Silas couldn’t explain. “It’s not like that. I mean—”

“We understand, Si.” Sam smiled then nodded. “I’d like to go to college. Earn a degree, find a real job. Something where I don’t have to dirty my hands to rake in cash. I’ll have fancy clothes, a slick apartment and a kickass car. I’ll party every night with the hottest girls in the city.”

The relief washing over his brothers filled Silas with anxiety and left him reeling. Who would help their father with the ranch? Who would continue their family traditions? Who if not him? Or Seth? Or Sam?

“Oh, no.” Sawyer shook his head as he kicked a rock. “Don’t give me that look. I told you, I’m not getting stuck here. Fuck that. You think someone should hang around, then stay put. It ain’t too late to cancel your plane ticket.”

“I-I can’t.”

“And neither can we.” Seth slugged his shoulder. “Come on, start the dogs. I’m starving. Jake slipped me a couple Playboys for doing his chores last weekend so he could bang Misty Trelane.”

“Nice! Me first.” Sam managed a head start for their brother’s backpack as Sawyer launched himself after his twin.

Silas watched them wrestle, laugh and call each other names as though his entire world hadn’t been ripped apart. Then he pivoted and stared out to the horizon as the sun set on his childhood.

Compass Contest!

Northern Exposure

To celebrate the release of Northern Exposure, book one in the Compass Brothers series, on Tuesday, Jayne Rylon and I are holding an overnight contest. The winner will be announced before nine EST tomorrow. The rules are simple. In the comments section, tell us which “direction” you’d prefer for a date night.

North – A hike to the top of a gorgeous mountain with a pre-staged dinner in a candlelit tent and two fine cowboys to keep you warm.

South – Quiet night in a secluded cabin with a tall, fun-loving cowboy who’s into bondage.

East – Night out on the town, dinner and dancing at a fancy club with successful business executive.

West – Long, romantic walk on the beach, followed by kinky sex at a local BDSM club with a Coast Guard officer.


RT Interview Plus 4 1/2 Stars = Happy Jayne

Hello everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the Compass Brothers book tour so far. Today is an amazing stop for me. RT magazine contacted me about being interviewed for their website. I was thrilled! Once getting to know their lovely interviewer, whose name just happens to be Morgan!, I am twice as excited to share the end result with you.

Many of you know I have trouble being serious for too long. I tried my best since RT is so prominent in the world of books. I mostly pulled it off I think 😛 In any case, you can check it out here along with not one but two new reviews AND an exclusive excerpt from Powertools book 3, Kayla’s Gift.  The review for Morgan’s Surprise is especially awesome as it earned a coveted 4 1/2 star RT review!  Yippee!  I hope you enjoy the interview

Don’t forget, the Compass Brother Tour is still going strong. Here are our remaining stops! (Release is less than a week away!)

March 10 Mari hangs out with fellow Cougar Challenge pal, Desiree Holt.

Jayne is interviewed by fellow author, Lynn Lafleur.

March 12 Mari travels all the way to Australia to visit the Down Under Divas.

March 13 Join Jayne and Mari for a Compass Brothers Hoedown – SP café at 7 PM.

March 14 Mari’s getting All Tied Up at the Forbidden Bookshelf

March 15 Northern Exposure RELEASE DAY!

Jayne’s blogging at Samhain’s Weblog.

Mari’s hanging out at Seductive Musings

Jayne is stopping by Novel Thoughts as well!

Mari and Jayne are interviewed by fellow author, Drea Becraft!

March 16 Mari’s joining Kris Cook’s Chatters at 8 PM

March 19 Join Jayne and Mari for a Compass Party Facebook-style with their International Heat pals

March 21 Mari and Jayne are interviewed by fellow author Cari Quinn.


Compass Brother Tweetfest!

Mari Carr and I are over at Twitter today posting 140 character quotes from Northern Exposure and Southern Comfort (the first two books in our co-written series, Compass Brothers). RT the quotes for chances to win an ARC of Northern Exposure which releases 3/15 from Samhain Publishing. We’ll announce the winner tomorrow!

Here’s one to get you started (Short quotes are kind of hard!):

“Your wife is in love with my son. Has been since she was shorter than my knee.”
“You think that’s news to me, JD?”
“Gonna admit you want him too?”

Hope to see you there!


Compass Brothers Virtual Tour!

Northern Exposure

Happy Friday! I’m checking in from information superhighway where my next stop is Ebook Addict Reviews! Come on over today to chat and read an excerpt. Tomorrow is going to be a super fun day as Mari and I hit Twitter with 140 character quotes. We’ll be posting snippets from Northern Exposure and Southern Comfort all day. Retweet for entries into a drawing for an ARC of Northern Exposure! As a reminder, here’s the schedule for the Tour. And don’t worry if you’re busy one of the days, you can catch most of our stops archived on the websites hosting us.

Hope to see you there! Jayne

The Compass Brothers Virtual Book Tour

Jayne Rylon and Mari Carr will be making numerous appearances in March to promote the release of the first book in their Compass Brothers series, Northern Exposure. There will be lots of excerpts, fun facts and prizes! Below is a list of scheduled appearances.

March 4 Fellow International Heat pal, T, lets Jayne take over Ebook Addict for the day!

March 5 Twitter-fest! Follow Jayne and Mari for cowboy fun on Twitter!

March 6 The Compass boys will be heating things up over at Heat Wave.

March 7 Mari will be blogging at Novelspot ALL week

March 8 Jayne visits Brandy at B Renae Reads

March 9 Mari hangs out with fellow Cougar Challenge pal, Nicole Austin.

Jayne’s been interviewed by RT online!

March 10 Mari hangs out with fellow Cougar Challenge pal, Desiree Holt.

Jayne is interviewed by fellow author, Lynn Lafleur.

March 11 Join Jayne and Mari for a Compass Party Facebook-style

March 12 Mari travels all the way to Australia to visit the Down Under Divas.

March 13 Join Jayne and Mari for a Compass Brothers Hoedown – SP café at 7 PM.

March 14 Mari’s getting All Tied Up at the Forbidden Bookshelf

March 15 Northern Exposure RELEASE DAY!

Jayne’s blogging at Samhain’s Weblog.

Mari’s hanging out at Seductive Musings

Jayne is stopping by Novel Thoughts as well!

March 16 Mari’s joining Kris Cook’s Chatters at 8 PM

March 21 Mari and Jayne are interviewed by fellow author Cari Quinn.