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Jocelynn Drake is a traditionally published bestselling author that writes paranormal, romance, and urban fantasy. Like many authors, Jocelynn was an avid reader during her childhood. She read everything she could find.
Order of The Asylum Tales Series
|1||The Asylum Interviews: Bronx (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||The Asylum Interviews: Trixie (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||Angel's Ink||2012||Description / Buy|
|4||Dead Man's Deal||2013||Description / Buy|
|5||Demon's Fury (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|6||Demon's Vow (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|7||Inner Demon (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Dark Days Series
|1||Nightwalker||2008||Description / Buy|
|2||Dayhunter||2009||Description / Buy|
|3||Dawnbreaker||2009||Description / Buy|
|4||Pray for Dawn||2010||Description / Buy|
|5||Wait for Dusk||2010||Description / Buy|
|6||Burn the Night||2011||Description / Buy|
|7||Bound to Me (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Exit Strategy Series
|1||Deadly Lover||2018||Description / Buy|
|2||Lover Calling (Short Story)||2019||Description / Buy|
|3||Vengeful Lover||2019||Description / Buy|
|4||Final Lover||2019||Description / Buy|
|5||Forbidden Lover||2021||Description / Buy|
|6||Accidental Lover||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Godstone Saga Series
|1||Steal the Wind||2021||Description / Buy|
|2||Breath of Life||2021||Description / Buy|
|3||Wake the Dead||2021||Description / Buy|
|4||Wings of Fire||2022||Description / Buy|
|5||Embrace the Light||2022||Description / Buy|
|6||City of Blood||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of Ice and Snow Christmas Series
|1||Walking on Thin Ice||2016||Description / Buy|
|2||Ice, Snow, & Mistletoe||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||Snowball's Chance||2018||Description / Buy|
|4||Defrosting Jack||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Lords of Discord Series
|1||Claiming Marcus||2019||Description / Buy|
|2||Saving Rafe||2020||Description / Buy|
|3||Waking Bel||2020||Description / Buy|
|4||Embracing Winter||2020||Description / Buy|
|5||Healing Aiden||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Lost Nights Series
|1||Stefan||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Pineapple Grove Series with Rinda Elliott
|1||Drew and Mr. Grumpy (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|2||Something About Jace||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||All for Wesley||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Scales 'n' Spells Series with A.J. Sherwood
|1||Origin||2020||Description / Buy|
|2||Breath||2020||Description / Buy|
|3||Wish (Short Story)||2021||Description / Buy|
|4||Blood||2021||Description / Buy|
|5||Embers||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Shadow Elite Series
|1||Charlie's Doctor||2022||Description / Buy|
|2||Kairo's Billionaire||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Unbreakable Bonds Series with Rinda Elliott
|1||Shiver||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||Shatter||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||Lucas & Andrei||2016||Description / Buy|
|4||Torch||2016||Description / Buy|
|5||Devour||2017||Description / Buy|
|6||Rowe & Noah||2017||Description / Buy|
|7||Ian & Hollis||2017||Description / Buy|
|8||Blaze||2018||Description / Buy|
|9||Ignite||2019||Description / Buy|
|10||Rialto||2019||Description / Buy|
|11||The Unbreakable B: An Unbreakable Bonds Short Story (Short Story)||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Unbreakable Stories Series with Rinda Elliott
|1||Unbreakable Stories: Lucas||2016||Description / Buy|
|2||Unbreakable Stories: Snow||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||Unbreakable Stories: Rowe (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|4||Unbreakable Stories: Ian (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Ward Security Series with Rinda Elliott
|1||Psycho Romeo||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||Dantès Unglued||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||Deadly Dorian||2018||Description / Buy|
|4||Jackson (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|5||Sadistic Sherlock||2018||Description / Buy|
|6||King of Romance (Short Story)||2019||Description / Buy|
|7||Killer Bond||2019||Description / Buy|
|8||Seth (Short Story)||2020||Description / Buy|
|9||Wicked Outlaw||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of The Weavers Circle Series with Rinda Elliott
But something changed when she came across Robin Hood. It was technically a retelling of the Robin Hood story, and the author loved it. But she was unsettled. For all its merit, the book did not have any strong and independent heroines, which was unacceptable.
Jocelynn was twelve at the time, and she decided to rewrite the Robin Hood story. But her version had notable female characters. This marked the start of the author’s journey to publishing success.
Many aspiring authors are hesitant to admit that they want to write fiction for a living because the task is too daunting. They cannot help but question their competence as writers. But Jocelynn did not have those doubts.
When she first sat down to write her stories, it did not occur to her that she couldn’t write novels. She never questioned her ability to create intricate stories with three-dimensional characters. Jocelynn had an urge to put her ideas on paper, and that compulsion did not leave any room for doubt.
Admittedly, while she had the strength of will required to write her manuscripts to completion, securing a publisher was far more complicated than she anticipated.
The author kept submitting manuscripts and receiving rejections in return. Eventually, she began to question whether she would ever secure an agent. But rather than giving up, she sent out multiple email submissions to agents RWA had introduced to her.
To Jocelynn’s surprise, she received a positive response. After replying to a request for a full manuscript, she got an agent and forced her way through the gates of the traditional publishing industry.
The people that love the Dark Days series do not realize that Jocelynn pondered the story for two years, tweaking and refining it before finally sending it out into the world for people to read.
Jocelynn made it because she made her manuscripts the priority. She thinks that aspiring authors get so caught up in the business side of things, the marketing, editing, and publishing, that they neglect their stories.
She encourages new writers to focus on crafting the best possible book and then revising it as many times as possible before reaching out to a publisher. Jocelynn’s approach has worked for her.
From what she has seen, you cannot expect agents, publishers, and readers to respond positively to your queries unless you write a good book. The author loves the feedback she receives from readers.
In the beginning, she thought that the best measure of success was the number of books she sold. But as her career progressed, she grew to appreciate the many emails and comments she received from fans that laughed and cried while reading her stories. She takes great pleasure in the fact that her books have touched the hearts and minds of so many people.
Best Jocelynn Drake Books
The author is renowned as much for her collaborations with writers like AJ Sherwood and Rinda Elliot as she is for her solo projects. Jocelynn’s best books include:
Nightwalker: Mira was a nightwalker. She wasn’t the only one of her kind; the only one using her incredible gifts to do the bidding of the organization behind the earth’s most significant events.
But Mira was unique, even among nightwalkers. She had mastery over the element of fire. For all intent and purpose, she was unstoppable. But so many undead had already met their end at the hands of Danaus. The vampire hunter was a new kind of foe, the sort Mira could not afford to underestimate.
Dayhunter: Mira, a master of fire, is about to face her most formidable challenge to date. The Naturi are here. After eons of banishment, they were back to feed on the earth. This is Mira’s destiny, the great battle to which she has spent her life running.
But she’s not alone. Standing by her side is an unlikely ally, Danaus, a vampire hunter. They had gone to Venice, where the Triad waited. The Triad employed Mira. She used her powers to enforce their edicts. But she won’t find safety in the shadow of their presence, not when the Naturi have returned.
When Does The Next Jocelynn Drake book come out?
The next book by Jocelynn Drake is Kairo's Billionaire and will be released on January, 27th 2023. It is the newest book in the Shadow Elite Series.