Jai Cox

Biography

I'm a fairly new writer just coming on the scene. Usually I stick to different genres of romance when writing, but I'm branching out soon with horror, crime, fantasy, and young adult. However, I read everything including biographies. Diversity in literature is the key to great writing.

There's not much to tell about my personal life. I live in Kansas City with a husband, a rambunctious five year old little boy, a hormonal teenage cat, and pampered American Bulldog named Ophie. After leaving my position as a Kitchen Manager (after ten years) behind, I picked up writing. I play video games, participate in an active church life (GO Southwood UCC!!), but mostly spend hours a day reading and writing. During the summer I'm much more active with traveling and sports to keep my little guys busy, but I always find time to write.

Right now I'm working on somethings including a full length young adult novel called Athus and the Lust Demon. The first three chapters are on Scriggler.com raw and unedited. Soon I will have an excerpt from it on fantasycrossing.com. For now though I have a lot of little novellas and a full length self published novel out now. Enjoy!

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Well I am originally from San Diego, CA and most of my family still lives there, even though I spent a three quarters of my life in Missouri. The small town of Warrensburg, MO that I spent the most of my childhood is referenced a few times in my books as well as San Diego and Kansas City, MO (where I currently live). Each place I've lived has shaped me as a person through the memories I hold from those places. As a writer, who we are has a tendency to come out through our work. So as I tend to use some of the places I love the most or attached to the most as locations or settings. It makes it easier to convey things with the familiarity.
When did you first start writing?
I started seriously writing in middle school. It was Harry Potter fan fiction at first. When I realized I was starting to only use the locations of Hogwarts and London to convey these characters and events I created on my own, I broke away from it with a small collection of short stories I still have today called Short Stories by a poet. Not very creative to say the least, but I did win a few writing contests back in high school with the short stories and poems that accompanied them.
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Where to find Jai Cox online

Books

Nightshade
You set the price! Words: 31,400. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(3.00 from 1 review)
Waking up in the hospital after being nearly beaten to death, she has no recollection of who she is or where she came from. Given the name Jane from the first doctor she meets, she starts down a path to finding herself. Along the way she discovers dark parts of her past, a love greater than anything in the world, and a shadow, only she can stop, threatening to demolish the world as she knows it.
Fate and Chaos
You set the price! Words: 92,310. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Life has changed for everyone in the Dullahan household as of late. Jay is pregnant with twins at forty-two, and is now married to Death. Bridget is finally coming out of her , and Chloe is dating Hate. Sam's ascension to Alpha of all Alphas isn't going according to plans, but it could be worse. Over all, life is going smoothly for them. That's until there's a new Chaos, who changes everything.
The Turquoise Princess
You set the price! Words: 21,110. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Malik was looking for the one. Not someone to wed and bed because his parents wanted him to settle down. Pairsha was only searching for someone to help guard her people's Sacred Book of Riqo from pirates. Her husband had already been chosen for her at birth and she had long ago came to terms with that. Yet, no where is safe and no one can be trusted as everyone wants to destroy their new love.
The Confessions of a Stripper
You set the price! Words: 21,030. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Velma Lace is a sassy stripper in a Las Vegas the city of sin, which is ran by a man named Calhoon. When she sees a sexy cop named Reynolds sitting in her VIP section spying on Calhoon, she takes the opportunity to help him. With stilettos, some nudity, and the help of her niece, she falls into a bigger mystery than she ever expected as they fight to bring justice to her city.
The Lavender Princess (Restoring Jiberlla)
You set the price! Words: 26,420. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
On a search for a husband Jace comes to earth where she meets Tyler a former SEAL and now her ranches foremen. After months of living and working together, her cousin Gavin finally tries to kill her to get her crown. Now with Tyler's help she must go home to her planet of Jiberla to save her family and people from him. All the while she tries to win his heart and make him stay as her new king.
Life and Death
You set the price! Words: 86,290. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
This +18 only read takes you on the journey of one family trying to stay together and deal with things as their illusions of normalcy are ripped away from them. With a wide variety of characters and story lines that only introduce you to the series, Life and Death brings you into the world of the Ethernals and what it means to really be human.