Pride Month: Announcements

Happy Pride Month! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

A couple of announcements:

1) I’m participating in two different Pride-themed hashtag games over on Twitter this month. So, I’ll be talking about Rose and Kara, The Reign of Darkness, writing, happy, gay stuff, etc., all month over there, if you’re interested. ❤️ (I think my Twitter feed also shows up on my website, if you don’t have Twitter?) 🧡

2) Also, The Reign of Darkness (Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series) should be released this month. 💛 (I tried for May. I tried so hard. But May just…sucked. Bad. So…so bad.) But (fingers crossed) this month!!! 💚 I’ll announce a specific date soon. 💙

P.S. – And to all of my LGBTQ+ friends and readers, I hope you have the best month! 🏳️‍🌈 Love you guys! 💜

Mental Health Awareness Month

Since Mental Health Awareness Month is coming to a close, here’s the scene from The Assassins of Light where Kara is just…amazing during Rose’s panic attack. 💙

And a reminder that bad mental health days happen, and it’s not your fault. It’s okay to reach out. It’s okay to need medication. It’s okay to need therapy. You’re doing great. 💙

I love you guys. Keep fighting. 💙

from The Assassins of Light

Creatures of Darkness: Book 3

© Britney Jackson

Meet Britney Jackson

I really enjoyed being interviewed by Arnold B. Spencer for his LGBTQ Author Spotlight interview series. 😊💙💙

He’s done some really cool interviews with some really awesome people. You should check them out. 💙💙💙

Happy Lesbian Visibility Day!

Happy Lesbian Visibility Day! 🏳️‍🌈

Sending love to all of my lesbian friends and readers today! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

And for encouragement, here’s a “pride” quote of our favorite lesbian, vampire, Viking warrior: Kara Unnarsdóttir:

“I know who I am. I always have. And I refuse to apologize for it.”

(From The Tomb of Blood, Creatures of Darkness: Book 2, ©️Britney Jackson)

Love you guys! ❤️

Teaser: Dangerous Ladies

Okay, so, the funny thing about this teaser is that last week, on Twitter, there was this trend, where everyone was posting, “How you know I wrote it,” followed by a list of things that are in their books. This was mine:

So, yeah…like I said, dangerous ladies… 😂 

Excerpt:

Kara didn’t even attempt to resist, as Rose dragged her into the bedroom. She grinned, both brows raised. “I love it when you randomly make out with me.”

Rose closed the door behind them and then turned toward her, frowning. “What? That’s…not what I’m doing,” she stammered. “I just need to talk to you.”

Kara crossed her arms. “Well,” she complained, “that was misleading.”

Rose’s frown deepened. “How was it… You know what? Never mind.” She stepped closer. “You didn’t tell me your plan involved betrayal and murder.”

Kara shrugged lazily. “My plans always involve betrayal and murder.”

“I know, but Kara,” Rose sighed, “we’re supposed to be the good guys!”

Kara started laughing, as if that were the silliest thing she’d ever heard. “Oh, Rose,” she said, flashing a wicked smile, “I don’t think I ever agreed to that.”

Rose huffed out an exasperated sigh, as Kara turned to leave. “Fine. You can have your betrayal, but less murder, okay? Humans hate us enough already.”

Kara smiled and leaned against the door, pushing it open. “Anything for you, sexy,” she said playfully. Then, she winked and disappeared down the hall.

Rose rolled her eyes, suppressing a laugh.

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

©️ Britney Jackson

Coming Soon! ❤️🖤❤️

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Weirdly Emotional Thank You ❤️

The Assassins of Light, Book Three of the Creatures of Darkness Series, is officially one-year-old, and I’m feeling all weirdly emotional about it. And I get even more awkward than usual when I’m emotional, so…you’ve been warned…

I was so terrified when The Assassins of Light came out. It’s such a personal book (especially with how it addresses Rose’s PTSD and depression). Not to mention, you know, if you’ve read it, that there are a lot of points-of-no-return in this book. I think it’s scary, as a writer, when you reach those points in your work because you’re always afraid that you’re going to turn around and find out no one followed. But I should’ve known that you guys were too amazing for that. ❤️ Because not only have you stayed with me throughout the series, but your support for The Assassins of Light (and Rose and Kara’s relationship, in general) was more than I could’ve ever hoped for. ❤️ (As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure Rose and Kara have more fans than I do. 😂❤️) Seriously, though, to have people share my love for these characters is just…a dream come true. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ (Sorry, I tried to avoid sappy clichés, but…like I said…emotional.) ❤️

The point is…I will never be able to thank you enough for being so supportive this past year. It’s meant the world to me. And I really hope you all enjoy The Reign of Darkness (Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series) just as much. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Newest Teaser

The world’s totally in safe hands, guys. 😂

Here’s the newest teaser for The Reign of Darkness, Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series! I hope you like it! ❤️

Excerpt:

“Really?” Rose said, curious as ever. “What if both lovers are women?”

The princess turned toward her, glancing back and forth between Rose and Kara. “Do you mean…like the two of you? You want to marry the warrior?”

“What? No!” Rose said—so emphatically that both the princess and Kara looked at her. Rose blushed and mumbled, “Kara’s afraid of commitment.”

Kara laughed—but didn’t argue.

“I just meant,” Rose clarified, “would you do that? Marry two women?”

Princess Myrinne shrugged. “I don’t understand. Why wouldn’t I?”

“What?” Rose said with a laugh. “Homophobia isn’t a thing here?”

“I’m not familiar with the term,” Princess Myrinne told her. She frowned thoughtfully, as if she were trying to use her limited knowledge of modern culture to figure it out. “People have issues with…gender…where you’re from?”

“Issues, yeah,” Rose said. She turned to Kara, lowering her voice—even though the princess could still hear. “I changed my mind. This place doesn’t suck.”

Kara laughed, “It doesn’t take much to please you, does it?”

A strange, thoughtful look came over Rose’s face—one that made Kara’s smile slip a little, as she wondered what was on Rose’s mind. Rose stepped closer and asked, her voice quiet and timid, “What if we just…stayed here? Together?”

Kara smiled. “I’d love that,” she murmured. She held Rose’s gaze for a moment, affection burning in her intense, blue eyes. Then, she shrugged, and her smile tilted mischievously. “I’m cool with watching the world burn, if you are.”

“Oh, yeah,” Rose said, rolling her eyes. “I forgot. Apocalypses are bad.”

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

© Britney Jackson

Coming Soon! ❤️

Happy BiWeek! 💖💜💙

Happy BiWeek to my bi readers and friends! 💖💜💙

(And to Rose Foster, the bisexual protagonist of the Creatures of Darkness series. 😊)

For BiWeek, all of the ebooks in the Creatures of Darkness series are discounted to $3.99. (They’ll go back to their regular price after September 30th.) And of course, they’re also free to read on Kindle Unlimited, if you have that. 🖤

Links:

Book 1 – The Stone of the Eklektos: http://a.co/d/6CJBQ07

Book 2 – The Tomb of Blood: http://a.co/d/0tyoj2B

Book 3 – The Assassins of Light: http://a.co/d/3sJEAxz

Love you guys! 💖💜💙

Family Trip

I haven’t been updating much lately because I’ve been really busy, but you can expect at least two new updates today and a few more later this week. 😊

Oh, and one of the posts today will include a character preview and excerpt from The Reign of Darkness! So, keep an eye out for that! ❤️

I spent most of last week in Orange Beach, Alabama, spending time with family and getting a ton of inspiration for the ocean scenes in The Reign of Darkness.

I got horribly sick my first night there because I’m a redhead, and the sun hates me. (No wonder I write about vampires. I basically am one.)

So, I wound up having to spend the second day inside, recovering.

But I got back out there the third day….

…And had a horrible reaction to a jellyfish sting because my skin hates me, too. 😂

I have the worst luck, guys. 😂

But it was all worth it because the ocean was so beautiful. 💙💙💙

The sky and water were this perfect, matching shade of cotton-candy blue, at first.

And then an awesome, darker blue, later. 💙

Pictures don’t really do it justice, but…

Seriously, it was just….gorgeous.

The dolphins came close to shore while we were swimming, which was absolutely amazing.

And most importantly, the kids loved it. ❤️❤️❤️

That’s my youngest son, Rowan (1), in the first picture, and my oldest son, Tucker (6), in the second picture, by the way. 😊

The trip also inspired me to add a beach scene (that I hadn’t planned) to The Reign of Darkness, and I’m now absolutely in love with it. I hope you guys will like it, too. ❤️

P.S. – If you’ve finished The Assassins of Light and are curious about that mysterious, unnamed character in the last scene, you’re going to want to keep an eye out for the excerpt I’m posting later. 😉

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