Jayne Lockwood

Agent info

I've been writing for many years, starting out at County College of Morris in New Jersey with a course in Journalism. Since then I've published five novels for Black Lace Books under a pseudonym (Savannah Smythe) and one ghostwritten book for glamour celebrity, Abi Titmuss, in 2005 (10 Fantasies.) Also, I've published two M/M erotica stories as S. A. Smythe, Lexington Black and Docklands Diamond, both available on Amazon and Smashwords.

Since then I’ve published The Cloud Seeker and Closer Than Blood, both romantic suspense novels under Hollow Hills Publishing. At the moment, I'm and I’m working on my third Jayne Lockwood novel. I draw from my experiences as an Englishwoman and my time in New Jersey. The area of the Chilterns where I grew up and where I live now is rich in inspiration, secrets and tales from the past. As an author, I have more stories inside me than time to write them!

Finally, I also write book reviews for WROTE Podcast (http://wrotepodcast.com.) WROTE stands for WRitten On The Edge, and features authors and other creatives from the LGBTQ community. I’m very proud to be a part of this venture, which was started in 2014 by myself, S.A. Collins and Vance Bastian, both terrific authors and friends. The podcast is going from strength to strength, and is a great way of getting to know some fantastic LGBTQ writers and artists.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Chilterns, a really lovely part of England only a few miles outside London. It's where I live now, and even in the 21st century, there are still places that are tranquil and unspoilt. I would take off for long walks by myself as a child, and loved exploring the hills and valleys, making up stories as I went. My first full-length novel, The Cloud Seeker, is based around the village where I live. In the summer the chalk hills are alive with orchids and blue butterflies and the beech woods are laced with hidden paths. There are wide open vistas and sun-lit dells. It seemed a suitable place to write about.
When did you first start writing?
I feel as if I've been writing all my life, but in reality, I only started seriously about twenty years ago. Even then, I didn't think I would publish. I was just doing it for my own enjoyment. Then I began to believe in myself. When Virgin Books took me on in 2001, I realised I had no desire to do anything else.
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Where to find Jayne Lockwood online

Where to buy in print


The Cloud Seeker Book Trailer
Book trailer for The Cloud Seeker, an English love story with an American twist. A perfect book to lose yourself in over the summer.

Closer Than Blood book trailer
A taster of what is in store for readers bold enough to tackle Closer Than Blood

Agent for

Docklands Diamond
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 59,080. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016 and represented by Jayne Lockwood. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Warning: Filth The quirky, explicit story of a shy nightclub owner, a sexed-up stockbroker and Broadsword, a spellbound talking dick.
My Boyfriend Is A Dog (Wolf)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,210. Language: British English. Published: May 6, 2015 and represented by Jayne Lockwood. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An utterly filthy tail of shifters, sex and dog hair. Nathan wants to find love and get laid, not necessarily in that order. A talking dog called Angelo walks into his life, but the snarky canine isn't all he makes out to be. As he sabotages Nathan's trysts with unsuitable men, his glowering neighbour is hovering in the background, waiting for his opportunity to get Nathan into his bed.
Lexington Black
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 71,620. Language: British English. Published: February 7, 2015 and represented by Jayne Lockwood. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure
A one night stand between Rob, a reserved English bookkeeper, and Lex, a slick New York businessman, blossoms into love after Lex invites Rob to Manhattan for a month to work on his novel. But Lex has a secret, a passionate encounter he had years earlier with Rob's father, just a few days before he committed suicide. Will their love survive when Rob inevitably finds out?


Closer Than Blood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,990. Language: British English. Published: March 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery, Fiction » Urban
A tale of forbidden passion, murder and blackmail, set in the cold, glittering heart of Manhattan. Pagan falls for the wrong man after her brother brings home a contract killer, saying he is going to dispose of their estranged, millionaire brother. The only problem is, they have no idea how dangerous their sibling can be, and the extremes measures he will take to stay alive.
The Cloud Seeker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,130. Language: British English. Published: May 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The Cloud Seeker is a full length work of contemporary romantic fiction, weaving through deception, betrayal and the horror of 9/11. Cat Cartwright is an independent woman recovering from the loss of her daughter. Max O'Donnell is a man haunted by ghosts from his past. Reluctantly they are bound by a boy grieving for the father he thinks is dead. But for how long?
Fallen Angel - A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: British English. Published: January 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When Rachel finally meets her perfect man, she runs him over. Distracted by financial woes and imminent unemployment, she cannot believe her life could get any worse. But Thedriel is not what he seems, and Rachel soon finds herself caught up in a situation so incredible, it cannot possibly happen in real life. But will it last or is it just a fantasy?

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Latest book: The White Rabbit. Published February 4, 2016.