Thursday, June 28, 2012

Boot Camp has Begun...Courtesan style!

 I’m celebrating my third release in June with Decadent Publishing. This time it’s my Elatian story, Courtesan Boot Camp. I’m giving away some goodies. One lucky commenter will win a signed, large or extra large tee shirt with the book cover for Rebel Souls on the front. I’ll also be giving away a set of romance trading cards to another commenter. This set includes: Seducing Liberty, Rebel Souls, This Endris Night and Courtesan Boot Camp. The last item up for grabs is an e-copy any one of my Decadent Publishing titles, not including my newest release, Courtesan Boot Camp. They are, Cinderella Wore Combat Boots, This Endris Night, Seducing Liberty, Carnal Desires, Carnal Attraction, Carnal Denial, Rebel Souls and My Boogie Woogie Bugle Guy. So, be sure to leave a comment at the end of this post, including a contact email, so your name is dropped in my virtual hat, and good luck.

And courtesan boot camp starts now. 
When Shay lands on Elatia, she knows she has one shot to be chosen as courtesan for a king and queen. Mess up—everything she was born to be, all she’s trained her entire life to become—will be lost. The alternative is unthinkable.

What a pampered priss. 
Dayne’s first impression isn’t a good one, but he’s determined to turn the spoiled beauty into the next royal courtesan at any cost. As a Dominus, a master of all things sexual, he agrees to help a friend, his sovereign, and promises to do nothing to compromise her future.

Except the promise may cause him to question his loyalty, friendship and honor. All he knows is on the line…when he falls in love with a woman who can never be his.

While writing this story, I wanted a heroine who was not only challenged by the hero, but challenged by who she believed herself to be. I wanted her to face sacrifice, and I wanted her to struggle with letting go of what was comfortable. We have all been in this position at one time or another, when we’re forced to change and open our eyes to other possibilities. It could be something as simple as leaving home for college, or harder like quitting a job we hate. Maybe we’ve taken a step to get out of a toxic relationship. Whatever form it comes in, change is never easy. In Courtesan Boot Camp, my heroine finds her strength and courage tested when she’s taken out of her comfort zone and thrust into an unfamiliar setting.

Eight weeks of Army Basic stuck with me as I wrote this story. No, I didn’t have a hunky Dominus, or a pleasure planet to train on like Shay, but I was taken and thrust into another world, both frightening and exhilarating. I cried. I laughed. I celebrated. I encountered stress unlike anything I’d experienced before, and the challenges at times seemed insurmountable. The training was about self-discovery and uncovering the warrior inside.

For Shay, it was no different. She needed to learn about a different battleground and how to survive. In Courtesan Boot Camp, Shay has six weeks before the final selection and four other women stand in her way. If she fails, all she has trained her entire life to become will be lost. There is no other option.

Or is there?

What happens if your future has been plotted out before conception, and you’re not sure it’s right for you? What if the only life you know is the one you were created for and all you have trained to be? What if you don’t know how to be anything else? Could you walk away and leave the familiar behind to step into the unknown? For twenty-three years Shay has trained to become the Ruellan Courtesan. If she succeeds, she will have the love of a king and queen, and fame throughout the galaxy. She will have wealth and see sights many could only dream of.

Yet with all the wonderful facets to being chosen, something is missing, and she doesn’t realize the hole is there until she lands on Elatia. When Shay meets Dayne, the Elatian Dominus hired to train her for the final selection, she knows she need look no further to find what she wants, but can she open his eyes and win his heart before the selection in six weeks? Now the student must seduce the master and time is running out.

Enter the world of a courtesan from another galaxy and discover if her future is written in the stars, or nothing more than a planned destiny she cannot escape. Visit me at to read an excerpt of this story of finding true love, wherever it may be.

Thanks to all for stopping by. Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win one of the prizes mentioned above.


D L Jackson


Debby said...

Congrats on your new book. I missed this one first time around but it does look delicious.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Jessica E. Subject said...

Congrats, DL!

No need to enter me. Just wanted to say that I'm loving Courtesan Boot Camp. :)

Krista said...

Congrats DL, sounds delightful, can't wait to read it!!

Unknown said...

Wow - sounds very powerful and thought provoking yet it sounds like a story that many of us have been through at one time or another - maybe making different choices with different results - always good to see what may have been different or stays the same hmmmmm
traceanneberry at yahoo dot co dot uk

Barbara Elsborg said...

Undoubtedly another winner, Dawn!! YOu really do have the fantastic imagination. I'm just chomping at the bit to see all those OTHER STORIES FINISHED AND OUT THERE!!!!!

D L Jackson said...

Lol. Yeah, Barbara, I have quite a pile,but I am working on them.

Thanks to everyone for coming. I'm drawing and announcing winners on Sunday, so be sure to leave a comment to win.

TK Anthony + said...

As someone who's just uprooted my entire the background of this story. And--thank you for your service!

Christal/Ottawa said...

Congrats on the new Book! Looking forward to the read. Keep them coming, you are a great writer.

D L Jackson said...

Tracey--you are the winner of one of my Decadent e-titles. I will be contacting you shortly.

Christal/Ottawa--you are the winner of the set of romance trading cards. I will need your address. Please send me an email at dlareejackson1(at)gmail(dot)com and put Romance Trading Cards in the subject line.

Debby, you are the winner of a signed t-shirt. I will be contacting you shortly for a mailing address.

Thanks to all for stopping by and helping celebrate my release day.

D L Jackson said...


Your email is not working. Could you please contact me at dlareejackson1(at)gmail(dot)com