Winner of the $50 Amazon Gift Card!

During my blog tour a variety of blogs hosted and reviewed Widower’s Aura. One blog even interviewed me and made me think really hard (Thanks Confessions of a Bibliophile.) Ha! As part of this fun, I had a Rafflecopter prize of a $50 Amazon gift card! I’m excited to announce and congratulate the winner:

Bonny B.

If you haven’t bought your copy of Widower’s Aura there is an #AmazonGiveaway going on on my Twitter page RIGHT NOW. You have the chance to win a #kindle copy of my debut novel. Please tell your book loving friends! 1 of 2 copies are still up for grabs! The winners will be announced at the end!

Thank you to everyone who participated in my blog tour and good luck to those hoping to get a copy.

***Remember that if you aren’t a lucky winner you can grab Sofia and Noah’s story at any of the major retailers!***

Happy Reading!


Busy, Busy, Busy…

I know it’s been a bit since I posted. My girls finished up their dance season, we had company, went to San Francisco… BUSY!

An update.

Tomorrow Widower’s Aura will be sent to the editor. I want you to have the best experience reading my novels and that includes not having to fumble through grammar issues, etc… Teasers are being worked on but let me tell you picking lines that will leave you guys wanting more sounds easier than it really is. I have one created and I want one more at least.

I’m narrowing down my choice on Always Mine’s book cover. I will also be releasing the synopsis in the coming month or so. This novel features Lindsey and Marc’s story.

Book 3, Jaime Lynn and Jesse’s story, is currently in the works. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter to hear about my progress. I’m at 49% complete and I’m really happy with how it’s coming out. This one won’t have any suspense like Widower’s Aura and Always Mine but the conflict hits some tough, real life experiences and issues. It’s been quite the ride.

I can’t believe July is around the corner! My Pre-Release Blitz is July 19! That’s right around the corner!

I’m also a little under the weather. Here’s hoping I feel better fast! I just read Laura Kaye’s Hard to Let Go this week which was a great read and nice break.

So please bear with me during all this craziness. Feel free to chat me up on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I’d love to hear from you! Don’t forget to follow me and make sure you have your pre-order set for Widower’s Aura, links can be found HERE.

Talk to you soon!

❤ AJ


San Francisco

To celebrate nine years of marriage we paid for my mother in law to come up and watch the kids for a part of her vacation here with us. (Thanks again Grandmama, you rock!) My hubby and I flew out to San Francisco, where I had never been before, and played tourist for about a week. If you follow me on my social media sites you probably saw a lot of my pictures.

We walked a good portion of the city and even biked it, I think my thighs are still upset with me. My goodness did we see so much of the city. It was great! We biked the Golden Gate bridge, Golden Gate Park and part of the city. Alcatraz was very neat for this criminal justice enthusiast and we played tourist in other areas like Pier 39, Painted Ladies, Fisherman’s Wharf, Mission District, Lombard Street, Haight Street, Chinatown, and Little Italy. We rode the cable cars, the bus, streetcar, tram, Uber and Lyft.

We stayed at the Chateau Tivoli B&B and had a great experience. A variety of individuals were there at the same time and so many different backgrounds. I LOVED it. Getting to learn about different countries and cultures via actual residents is a wonderful way to learn about the world. I want to give a shout out to Josh & Cheryl, it was fantastic spending time with you all.

Thanks to the variety of experiences I’m excited to say that I have about 7-9 ideas for some novels. I can’t wait to get started!

My favorite part of the trip was seeing the Golden Gate bridge, painted ladies, and the Full House house. I was a child of TGIF and loved watching Full House, Family Matters, Step by Step, Boy Meets World and the like. Seeing the iconic symbols from the show only signaled my brain to hear the theme song to Full House.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to see this American city I highly suggest it. Make sure to bring your walking shoes and let your feet guide you to the many sights.

NEW Design

Hey! As you can see I made some changes to the layout. I hope you guys like it. The social links are now easily accessible at the top by the menu. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think?

Off to get more groundwork done so I can get the pre-orders up and running for Widower’s Aura. I’m super excited (and scared!) 

Talk to you soon!- AJ

Everything is moving in the right direction so I can bring you all the town of St. Fleur. I’m very excited to introduce you to Sofia and Noah. It took me about five months to write the first draft and many, many more to clean it up. My lovely editor will go through it next to ensure you receive the best quality. As a reader that is what I expect and as an author I can’t give you anything less than my best. Please bear with me in the meantime.

I know I mentioned that I’m working on getting my pre-orders up and I have yet to announce it. Sorry about that. There are a few things I need before I can do that. When it’s up I will be shouting it from the roof tops before biting my nails to nubs.

I’m finishing up a short story that has nothing to do with St. Fleur. I’ll keep you posted on any news there.

You can now find the blog posts under their own tab on the menu. I’m debating some other changes to make it easier on all of you to find me on my social sites. Everything should be user friendly and if you find something that is not, I encourage you to message me.

Life means organized chaos

I have so many things I’m juggling on a daily basis as so many of you can relate. It really is organized chaos some days and utter chaos on other days. I’ve been trying to find my groove with all the social media and my website at the same time finding a break from writing. (A short break since an idea popped up for a short story and I couldn’t let it sit.)

Stretching my creative muscles feels amazing! As I type this I’m itching to finish Dylan and Andi’s short story. I’ve also been hashing out some ideas in my head for book 3 of my St. Fleur series, Jesse and Jamie Lynn’s long overdue story.

In celebration of starting this new path in my life I decided to give two copies of two books away. This added one more thing to keep an eye on. No complaints, because in my own excitement for this journey I wanted to shower YOU with a gift.

There are three days left for Carina Adams’ Lay it Down #AmazonGiveaway. Pay it forward and share the link. Maybe you or your friend can win it and enjoy the lovely, sexy, and badass Bastards M.C. Congratulations to @LarndeSolen for claiming one copy of Laura Kaye’s Hard as it Gets! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Stay tuned for news on pre-orders for Widower’s Aura and however I decide to give away the unclaimed Laura Kaye Hard as it Gets kindle edition.


CLOSED Winner announced on Twitter.

UPDATE 5/10/16: 1 of the 2 kindle editions went unclaimed. Click here to enter for a chance to win the unclaimed copy!

Good luck!

CLOSED Winner announced on Twitter.

Stay tuned for future Giveaway’s and Pre-orders for Widower’s Aura.

Click the link below for a chance to win a copy of Laura Kaye’s Hard as it Gets the first of the Hard Ink series.

#AmazonGiveaway by AJ Renee

Stay tuned for more news on when pre-orders of Widower’s Aura will go Live here and on my social media!

Good luck!


CLOSED Winner announced on Twitter.

Stay tuned for future Giveaway’s and Pre-orders for Widower’s Aura.

Click the link below for a chance to win a copy of Carina Adams, Lay it Down Bastards MC Series Box Set.

#AmazonGiveaway by AJ Renee

Stay tuned for more news on when pre-orders of Widower’s Aura will go Live here and on my social media!

Good luck!




Hello friends, new and old!

I’m proud to announce that book one of my St. Fleur series, Widower’s Aura, will be out this Fall! News on when you can pre-order and where you can purchase it will be shared here and on my social media pages.

This has been a fantastic ride and I’m so lucky to share it with everyone. Stay tuned for a sneak peek into Sofia and Noah’s story!

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