Author Archives: Jude Conli
Just 4 days away! Free to Leave is coming out on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble and more on December 21st. We’re so excited, we have to give you another sneak peek. So, here it is – the cover of Book One of the Free Girls Series. We will throw up the link to buy here (and twitter, fb) as soon as it’s available.
Rebecca and I have been friends forever. But it’s only been in the last five years or so that I started reading like a fiend. It’s all her fault, really. She dragged me to see the second Twilight movie. Well she didn’t exactly drag me, more lured me with dreams of hot vampires dancing in my head. Once I saw it, I had to know what happened next. So I bought the last two books and ripped through them. Not long after, a co-worker of mine asked, “Have you read Fifty Shades of Grey?” Seven words that changed my life forever. Am I right, ladies? And gents?
Hello, my name is Jude and I’m an erotic fiction addict. (I can hear you, “Hi, Jude!) Rebecca and I have read hundreds upon hundreds of erotic / romantic novels ever since. But we aim for the really erotic ones. Every once in a while I make myself read a novel from a different genre just to make myself feel like not such an addict. The minute I’m finished though, I’m right back on Amazon looking at what they’ve recommended for my next seedy read. We love talking about the books we’ve read and it’s added a whole new dimension to our decade- plus old relationship. And it’s inspired us to become professional authors ourselves.
So what, you may ask, are our favorites? We have a lot! Because we love our fans, we’ve narrowed it down to our Top Seven Sexiest Series:
7. The Chaos Novels (Own the Wind and Fire Inside) by Kristen Ashley
6. Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris
5. Bared to You (The Crossfire Novels) by Sylvia Day
4. Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward
3. Masters of the Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair
2. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James
1. Songs of Submission by CD Reiss
Now, don’t forget the debut of our Free Girls Series comes out in December with book one, Free to Leave. We hope that will be your # 1 soon! In the meantime which one is your all-time favorite at the moment? Vote below! If we missed one of your faves, comment below and we will definitely check it out!
Don’t get us wrong, we love a hot-as-hell alpha male just as much as you do. But when we started talking about the kind of series we wanted to write, Rebecca and I realized we really wanted to focus on strong women. With that in mind, we created The Girls.
Maura, Rylie, Vanessa and Jana are the best friends any girl could ask for. Having met in college, they’ve grown up with each other and helped each other become the strong, complicated, vulnerable, genuine, loving people they are when we meet them in book one of the Free Girls Series, Free to Leave. Their love for each other is endearing and also fierce. There isn’t anything they wouldn’t do for one another. And that’s tested as each of the women face changes and life events none of them pictured in their fantasy filled vision boards.
Jana gets divorced, becoming a single mom. Rylie meets a man that changes everything she thought she knew about herself. All the women face challenges and adventures regarding their sexuality… but we don’t want to give it all away! So, be looking for Free to Leave by Jude Conli and Rebecca Raines in December. One thing’s for sure – The Girls are much more kick-ass because of their relationship with each other and throughout the series, we’ll see time and again how life with best friends makes everything better.
Good Morning and get ready to click the ‘Buy It Now’ button!
Three big books are coming out today by some of our favorite authors. Knowing you want to be up to date on the sitch, here’s the list:
If Only by Cherise Sinclair
This is #8 in the Master of the Shadowlands series but I wouldn’t say you necessarily have to start at the beginning. In fact, I read the first in the series after I read 3 or 4 of them ( a strategy that was recommended to me by my writing partner, Rebecca Raines ). And I would advise you do the same. While you can read the books, including this one independently, I wouldn’t recommend it only because you’d be missing out on some of the best erotica out there. This series is panty melting, find-my-lover-or-vibrator-right-now fun. Definitely in my top 5 of all time. I can’t even talk about it because I don’t want to ruin it for you but, its yummy of the BDSM variety. This book follows Sally and the agents. YES! Rebecca and I have been looking forward to this book for a long time!
Aftershock by Sylvia Day
Ok… this one comes out Nov. 12th but do yourself a favor and go ahead and pre-order it now. This is part 2 of a novella series that started with Afterburn a few months ago. Afterburn was a quick read and we assume this one will be the same. I was amazed after the first one by how much emotion Sylvia could pack into this shorty (knowing that the Crossfire Novels are going to #4). The writing in this series is beautiful and really tight – packing a lot of punch in a short format. It’s definitely helping to curb my angst over Eva and Gideon from the Crossfire series (I need that last book! Like, now.) Afterburn, and I will assume Aftershock, have some similarities to the Crossfire series, most notably featuring a relationship that rocks its characters to the core.
The Edge of Always by JA Redmerski
Sequel to Edge of Never which follows Camryn Bennet and Andrew Parrish after they’ve completed their cross country road trip that leads them to find what they had with them all along. I don’t even care what this book is about because I love the relationship between Camryn and Andrew. The first book was not the most erotic book I’ve ever read but, it had some definite yumminess. What I loved most what the way the two characters’ stories wove together how the details unfolded. I so pre-ordered this one.
So, happy reading! Let us know what you think of these three.
Can’t get enough of his holy hotness Gideon Cross? Neither can we!!! We’d love to see Gideon and Eva’s story unfold on screen and it sounds like we’re going to get to do just that. LIONSGATE just optioned the rights to the Crossfire series. They’re kinda good at that stuff — you know since they’re the home of the Twilight and Hunger Games movies. According to SylviaDay.com, the property is in the early stages of development for television adaptation. That’s probably best. I know I’d like to enjoy Mr. Dark and Dangerous, Gideon Cross, in the privacy of my own home (wink, wink – am I right?).
No timeline has been announced for the TV project. Just like no release date has been set for the fourth and, allegedly final, book in the Crossfire series. We gave up on holding our breath for it since we were seconds away from passing out. But needless to say, our panties are still wet in anticipation. Please, Sylvia, we need more Gideon! We’ll aim to keep you informed as soon as more details are available about the TV project and the release of the conclusion of Gideon & Eva’s story in Captivated by You by one of favorite authors, Sylvia Day.
In case you just crawled out from under a rock, read the first three books while we wait for # 4:
Bared to You
Reflected in You
Entwined with You
You won’t be sorry. But, you definitely will be aroused!
Of course, this all begs the question: Who would you cast as Gideon and Eva? How about Cary or Eva’s parents? How about her co-workers? Let the dream casting begin with your comments below!