Author Archives: mjanecolette

About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance Tell Me, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) Consequences (of defensive adultery), and the rom-com (she's versatile) Cherry Pie Cure, as well as the non-fiction collection of essays Rough Draft Confessions: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway. Coming in 2018: Text Me, Cupid, a steamy romance in four episodes. Current WiPs: Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Jewel of the Not-So-Spectacular Boobs, All In the Cards, and Un-Valentine. Yes, working on four projects simultaneously is a spectacularly bad idea.

When Words Collide: The ‘little’ yyc reader + writer festival that could change your life

I can’t believe it’s only been one year. Wait. That’s not quite how I was going to start this. I was going to choose one of my highlight moments from When Words Collide 2017—Calgary’s amazing reader and writer con that

When Words Collide: The ‘little’ yyc reader + writer festival that could change your life

I can’t believe it’s only been one year. Wait. That’s not quite how I was going to start this. I was going to choose one of my highlight moments from When Words Collide 2017—Calgary’s amazing reader and writer con that

I’m not dead, I’m writing + secrets from the process journal

The first part of the title of this post is also the title of an email I’ve been composing to my friends and family to explain my effective absence from their lives lately. (Friends, you’re getting it on Monday. It

I’m not dead, I’m writing + secrets from the process journal

The first part of the title of this post is also the title of an email I’ve been composing to my friends and family to explain my effective absence from their lives lately. (Friends, you’re getting it on Monday. It

Winning Google & a LOT of GRATITUDE as Cherry Pie Cure turns one (week)

So Cherry Pie Cure is a week old today and I’m coming up for post-new release air to whisper a few sweet things into your ear, and to share some beautiful things from around the web (all about me) (because

Winning Google & a LOT of GRATITUDE as Cherry Pie Cure turns one (week)

So Cherry Pie Cure is a week old today and I’m coming up for post-new release air to whisper a few sweet things into your ear, and to share some beautiful things from around the web (all about me) (because

Time for a…. Blind Taste Test

  One week til Cherry Pie Cure and I’m up to my elbows in fresh cherries (cherry season! yes!) and trying to find a cherry pie recipe that is as magic as the one Susan makes that… well… I can’t

Time for a…. Blind Taste Test

  One week til Cherry Pie Cure and I’m up to my elbows in fresh cherries (cherry season! yes!) and trying to find a cherry pie recipe that is as magic as the one Susan makes that… well… I can’t

Would you like some wine with that?

Did I ever tell  you that I’m easy? Outrageously so. Like, put the words “hedonistic” in a book description, and then make the heroine a wine agent based in my favourite city in the world, add a pair of hot

Would you like some wine with that?

Did I ever tell  you that I’m easy? Outrageously so. Like, put the words “hedonistic” in a book description, and then make the heroine a wine agent based in my favourite city in the world, add a pair of hot

Chocolate covered cherries, cherry pie, so much love

Food is love, right? Now, before you get to taste Cherry Pie Cure—and find out what it is Susan’s cherry pie does and how—I want to tantalize your taste buds with something else. First, a true story: the reason Susan

Chocolate covered cherries, cherry pie, so much love

Food is love, right? Now, before you get to taste Cherry Pie Cure—and find out what it is Susan’s cherry pie does and how—I want to tantalize your taste buds with something else. First, a true story: the reason Susan

CHERRY PIE CURE

  “Soo-zaahn,” he said. “Soo-zahn,” he said it again, and I felt the bones in my toes dissolve. “I am so grateful for this gift, and so touched by your thoughtfulness. Soo-zaaaahn,” he said my name again, and I thought

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CHERRY PIE CURE

  “Soo-zaahn,” he said. “Soo-zahn,” he said it again, and I felt the bones in my toes dissolve. “I am so grateful for this gift, and so touched by your thoughtfulness. Soo-zaaaahn,” he said my name again, and I thought

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Diary of An RT Virgin, Day 5: Fans Gone Wild

It’s Saturday, the day RT plans to deliver a very full Teen Day Program and a FAN-tastic (get it? FAN-fastic? Ok, fine you got it right away; it took me six hours) Day Program. The conference attendance is about to

Diary of An RT Virgin, Day 5: Fans Gone Wild

It’s Saturday, the day RT plans to deliver a very full Teen Day Program and a FAN-tastic (get it? FAN-fastic? Ok, fine you got it right away; it took me six hours) Day Program. The conference attendance is about to

Diary of An RT Virgin Day 4: Fan Girl Gone Mad

Today I have two very important items on the agenda. I am pitching Molly Jones (and myself) to Sourcebooks, and I am pitching myself (and Molly Jones) to Saritza Henderson of the Corvisiero Literary Agency. To Sourcebooks, because of other

Diary of An RT Virgin Day 4: Fan Girl Gone Mad

Today I have two very important items on the agenda. I am pitching Molly Jones (and myself) to Sourcebooks, and I am pitching myself (and Molly Jones) to Saritza Henderson of the Corvisiero Literary Agency. To Sourcebooks, because of other

Diary of An RT Virgin, Day 3—Battle Fatigue

Thursday, May 4, 2017 Exhaustion does make you sleep like a rock, don’t it? I sleep, not like a baby (a metaphor created by someone who did not have an infant that woke up every 15 minutes demanding a nipple,

Diary of An RT Virgin, Day 3—Battle Fatigue

Thursday, May 4, 2017 Exhaustion does make you sleep like a rock, don’t it? I sleep, not like a baby (a metaphor created by someone who did not have an infant that woke up every 15 minutes demanding a nipple,

Look what INSIDE ROMANCE did for my birthday!

LOOK! OK, I don’t know that they know it’s my birthday. They probably don’t. They just did it. Because they’re lovely. Inside Romance is a brand new romance e-book store, spun off The Romance Reviews e-zine/website. I like TRR a

Look what INSIDE ROMANCE did for my birthday!

LOOK! OK, I don’t know that they know it’s my birthday. They probably don’t. They just did it. Because they’re lovely. Inside Romance is a brand new romance e-book store, spun off The Romance Reviews e-zine/website. I like TRR a

How a story is born–from the Afterword to Cherry Pie Cure

For Saeed, who always wants to know how the stories get written (and never reads any of them but might read this), and for Sean and Paola, my beloved alpha readers who read everything almost before I’m done writing it—in

How a story is born–from the Afterword to Cherry Pie Cure

For Saeed, who always wants to know how the stories get written (and never reads any of them but might read this), and for Sean and Paola, my beloved alpha readers who read everything almost before I’m done writing it—in

Diary of an RT Virgin, Day 2: I figure out RT is Disneyland for Romance Readers

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Today, I need to clone myself, because I want to do EVERYTHING, and it all happens at the same time. Today, I also need to medicate myself, because I’m pitching to Kensington Books in the morning

Diary of an RT Virgin, Day 2: I figure out RT is Disneyland for Romance Readers

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Today, I need to clone myself, because I want to do EVERYTHING, and it all happens at the same time. Today, I also need to medicate myself, because I’m pitching to Kensington Books in the morning

Diary of an RT Virgin, Day 1: “What are all these lines for?”

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Ready? Brief intro for the uninitiated: the Romantic Times Booklovers Conference, put on by Romantic Times magazine since 1983, brings together thousands of readers and hundreds of authors for a week-long romance-celebrating, book-lovin’ extravaganza. Translation: It’s

Diary of an RT Virgin, Day 1: “What are all these lines for?”

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Ready? Brief intro for the uninitiated: the Romantic Times Booklovers Conference, put on by Romantic Times magazine since 1983, brings together thousands of readers and hundreds of authors for a week-long romance-celebrating, book-lovin’ extravaganza. Translation: It’s

The Photograph… a full chapter audio-teaser

Consequences begins with a question about a photograph. This is NOT that photograph: …but it’s a fab photo of almost all of the first-wave beta readers of both Tell Me and Consequences. It’s true. Are they not ridiculously gorgeous, one and

The Photograph… a full chapter audio-teaser

Consequences begins with a question about a photograph. This is NOT that photograph: …but it’s a fab photo of almost all of the first-wave beta readers of both Tell Me and Consequences. It’s true. Are they not ridiculously gorgeous, one and

Do you want to listen to a teaser?

When I was planning the Tell Me launch party, I reached out, casually and awkwardly, to an acquaintance from the past, who knew me in a totally not-an-ER-writer kind of context, and I said, “So. Um… you don’t know about

Do you want to listen to a teaser?

When I was planning the Tell Me launch party, I reached out, casually and awkwardly, to an acquaintance from the past, who knew me in a totally not-an-ER-writer kind of context, and I said, “So. Um… you don’t know about

CONSEQUENCES

  a TASTE… What’s that? —This? Nothing. A photograph. He looks at the photograph, and demands a story I don’t want to tell. Isn’t this what all women want? A lover who’s passionately interested in the quotidian details of their

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CONSEQUENCES

  a TASTE… What’s that? —This? Nothing. A photograph. He looks at the photograph, and demands a story I don’t want to tell. Isn’t this what all women want? A lover who’s passionately interested in the quotidian details of their

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Flower Face Foot

for/from “Bohemian Rockstar” I never understood the appeal, point of foot fetishism until the moment that his right foot pressed against my left cheek, and oh-god, I wanted to stay in that position forever… and after he lifted it, I

Flower Face Foot

for/from “Bohemian Rockstar” I never understood the appeal, point of foot fetishism until the moment that his right foot pressed against my left cheek, and oh-god, I wanted to stay in that position forever… and after he lifted it, I

Love Bites Us

For/from “Recycle Love” (which is, like, the coolest handle ever) (you know it had to play with the vampire theme) (but I hope you like how it went a little… sideways) “Why do you think every teenage girl wants a

Love Bites Us

For/from “Recycle Love” (which is, like, the coolest handle ever) (you know it had to play with the vampire theme) (but I hope you like how it went a little… sideways) “Why do you think every teenage girl wants a

Voluptuos Amerindian Silky

For/from “roub” She described herself as an Amerindian anthropologist, and at first, I wasn’t sure if she meant that she was Amerindian or whether she studied—anthropologized? what is it that anthropologists do, exactly?—Amerindians or Amerindian culture—and then, because I started

Voluptuos Amerindian Silky

For/from “roub” She described herself as an Amerindian anthropologist, and at first, I wasn’t sure if she meant that she was Amerindian or whether she studied—anthropologized? what is it that anthropologists do, exactly?—Amerindians or Amerindian culture—and then, because I started