Why Are You Here Anyway?

Welcome to the Wench's World--the A2 Beer Wench to be exact. I once owned a brewery. Also once learned a lesson from that! If you've stumbled upon me, cool. What follows may or may not be directly related to real estate, the publishing biz, craft beer, Ann Arbor, or sports, but it sure will be fun and many times profane as the circumstances warrant! Enjoy (or not) at your own risk!

Thursday, October 13, 2016


It's here!
A Paige Tyler Dallas Fire & Rescue Kindle World Novella!

Get your copy here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M6W7N59
(Amazon only)

Pretty, isn't he?
I have Drue Hoffman of DRC Promotions to thank for this one!

"He" is "Wade Roberts."

Here's more about him:

One man, broken by bad choices, seems determined to lose himself in his job as battalion chief of the Dallas Fire & Rescue Paramedic Division—and in the beds of as many willing, nameless women as possible.
One woman, on the cusp of a milestone birthday and making her third million selling Dallas real estate, is resolute in her goals to succeed, despite all obstacles in her path and her near ten-year relationship drought.
Neither Wade Roberts nor Samantha Weaver understood what they truly wanted from their lives. And their first inauspicious meeting didn’t help. But fate has a way of interfering with life’s plans, and by the time Wade accepts the fact he can’t live without her, it could be too late.

And HERE is something even more awesome about him (a.k.a. a "book trailer")

Oh yeah! You are gonna want to pay attention now!

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Super Awesome Suprise! Jasinda Wilder's in The House!



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Author: Jasinda Wilder

Genre: Sexy Romantic Comedy

Release: October 28, 2016

Cover Artist: Okay Creations


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Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life, right? That’s what they say, at least. I went into that day hoping I’d get the happiest day of my life. What I got? The worst. I mean, you really can’t get any worse of a day without someone actually dying.

So…I may have gotten just a little drunk, and maybe just a tad impetuous…

And landed myself in a dive bar somewhere in Alaska, alone, still in my wedding dress, half-wasted and heart-broken. 


Eight brothers, one bar.

Sounds like the beginning to a bad joke, yeah?

I kinda think so.

Wanna hear another joke? A girl walks into a bar, soaking wet and wearing a wedding dress.

I knew I shouldn’t have touched her. She was hammered, for one thing, and heartbroken for another. I’ve chased enough tail to know better. That kinda thing only leads to clinginess, and a clingy female is the last thing on this earth I need.

I got a bar needs running, and only me to run it—at least until my seven wayward brothers decide to show their asses up…

Then this chick walks in, fine as hell, wearing a soaked wedding dress that leaves little enough to the imagination—and I’ve got a hell of an imagination.  
I knew I shouldn’t have touched her. Not so much as a finger, not even innocently.

But I did.


Pre-order for $3.99 only on iBooks, price will go up on release day!



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New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and internationally bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include Alpha, Stripped, Wounded, and the #1 Amazon.com and international bestseller Falling into You. You can find her on her farm in northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, her six children, and a menagerie of animals.


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Saturday, October 8, 2016

How 'Bout Some Cheese With That...?

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the level of whining going on amongst the authorial ranks. It’s pretty easy to judge others about this, as it is with most things—physical shape, financial status, relative success level, alcohol tolerance, professional negativiy. If it’s a human foible, we will judge each other on it.

As part of my role to educate you by way of the mistakes I have made in the past few years as published author, allow me to confess that not only have I judged others’ bitchy facebook posts and tweets I have posted some that honestly deserved all sorts of judgy-ness.

The thing about being an author is that you are doing one of the most schizo jobs known to man. You write because you Want to Write. You get a little taste of some success (usually in the form of Your First Royalty Payment, typically not a big one but STILL…someone is PAYING you for your WRITNG! insert squee here). 

Then the next day you gleefully open up the Magic Amazon Page and discover that no one has purchased your book. The next day? Same. Following week? Ditto. You start to get sweaty, then defensive, then sad, then BAM! you get a 2-star review and retreat to the corner cradling a bottle of rot-gut whiskey and sucking your thumb.

So much for feeling proud “just because you managed to write a book.” It’s not about that anymore, is it, grasshopper?

You open of the Evil Facebook and start venting. “That book sucks! Buy MINE instead!” appears on your profile. You pop into a few of the groups I advised you about last month and start kvetching over how lame your publisher is promoting you, how stupid is the general population of readers, how unworthy is the current top best seller list. Yes, you will do this most likely as a noob.

A few well-meaning non-noobs give you smacks on your virtual wrist with comments like “Hang in there. This is a marathon not a sprint. How is your next book coming along? Have you tried to do a blog tour? Offer to host other authors on your blog?”

All of which you read, ignore, or worse, get all smart-alecky about. “Why should I host other authors? THEY should be begging ME to be on their blog! And screw your marathon. My plans include hitting the best seller list with my first novel about an army of Martian robots posing as Sheiks for a reality dating show and falling in mad love with the shrubbery….it is The Next Big Movie Concept, didn’t you know that?”

Honestly, it’s a natural reaction. You are riding super high on the creative smoke. You wrote a dang book! You found a publisher! Or you published it yourself! You are the Real Effing Deal! But…so did about a million other people more or less on the same day that you did. The sooner you realize this the better. You are the bacteria on the paramecium on the back lower scale on one of the zillions of minnows in flipping Lake Michigan (hint: you are small and the world you inhabit is huge). It is a Very Hard Thing to Realize, in the scope of things you gotta come to grips with as a published author.

I would venture to guess that even those folks who are lucky enough to be in the right place, right time, with the right manuscript and landed a junior agent who snagged them a tiny contract with a big company go through this “Ah-ha, I’m a nobody, dang, that really sucks,” giant emotional teeter totter.

You are not alone. We have all been there/done that same as you.

However, that is where the schizo bit comes back into play.  There isn’t anything much more isolating than writing a book. Only you can inhabit your writing cave. Even if you are collaborating with another author, the stuff you commit to pen and paper (or in my case computer screen) you do by your lonesome. You have to learn how to be by yourself in order to have true creative time. Then, once you’re done for the day and are feeling like a lemon that’s been squeezed into lemonade you gotta slap on that social face and start being all super duper positive and fabulous and supportive to others online.

It’s a fact in today’s market that authors are expected to be out there spewing awesomesauce so much it’s a wonder when folks expect Books to Be Written. Even all the Bigs have to tweet, post, Inatagram and blog as if they were scrabbling around in the lower galley decks with the rest of us. Readers and future fans want to know what their favorite authors have eaten for breakfast, how much they exercised and how, if their kids are super scholars or their dogs took a crap. It’s a monster of our own creation, fueled by the genius of those Facebook and Twitter millionaires.

You skip a few days online at your peril. There are about 7.5 million other authors willing to leap into your void, distract your fans, and take food out of your kids’ mouths. Okay, maybe it’s not that bad, but the thing is, when you are expected to be online daily sometimes it’s hard to stay upbeat.

I read authors’ posts and can sympathize with nearly every frustrated moment: the poor sales, the writer’s block, the family that won’t support your dream and expect you to clean house and make food for them daily, even the “You have GOT to be kidding me THAT book is in the top 10 of the NYT list? Kill me now.”

And, because I’ve even gone as far into the stupid zone as to call out bloggers and reviewers who’ve gone on bizarre personal rampages against me, I can tell you without a trace of doubt or irony that if you ‘go negative’ about ANYTHING online in your author persona you risk losing fans and put your kids at risk of hitting the streets begging for more gruel.

It’s one of the finest of the fine lines out there, the one between public author persona and the real you. Treat it seriously. Be positive. If you cannot be positive because of something in this god awful (but seductive) business do NOT share that. Do NOT bitch or moan or otherwise complain about other writers’ success even in a left handed manner (e.g. “Wow. You sure are successful. Wish I could be too someday”). Do NOT attempt to set a blogger or misguided fan straight over something they perceived that you did. Do Not Go Negative in your author skin.

If you need to vent, call your friend, throw a glass against the wall, grab the rot gut and go on a bender or run a marathon—anything to keep yourself OFF facebook and twitter and pinterest and google and your many writer groups and (most especially) your own blog while you’re feeling angry about your relative place in the pecking order.

Readers don’t want to hear about it.

It’s jarring to them and runs counter to their belief that you get up every day, have breakfast in bed served to you by the hot guy in your last novel, have wild, non-messy sexual relations with said character then when he disappears without complaining or farting, retire to your balcony overlooking the Mediterranean to write the next 100,000 word novel in your best selling series, in, like three hours. After which you play a round of golf, have a martini, get a massage, eat an entire chocolate cake while actually losing weight and fall into bed with three guys from your favorite sports team for an orgy.

Oh, sorry, did I say all that out loud?

Anyway, the bottom line here is that we are all human. We have bad days. And in this highly competitive book publishing biz the bad days come fast and furious and force you to be both serious writer hermit and squee-ing, tackle-hugging, fan girl for yourself. If you are in a good mood, go online and share your awesomeness. But don’t give in to the (extreme and nearly mind bending) temptation to do the opposite when you’ve been rejected by an agent/publisher, insulted by a fellow author because they DARED to hit a best seller list and you did not, dissed by a reviewer/blogger/former fan or are convinced your critique partner is a self-aggrandizing jealous b*tch.  It just won’t fly. Keep it to yourself or at the very least, keep it off line.

Yours in alcohol fueled vent sessions!

 Be sure and be on the lookout for my upcoming new Kindle World release: LOVE TRIAGE!
Here's a little peek-a-boo....


In the meantime, check out MARKING MARIAH and LOVE: CLASSIFIED, both sexy, funny, HEA-guaranteed novellas!