R. N. Jayne

Biography

Since R. N. first held a pen, she's been devising deviant ways to wield it. Crimson (MASTER, Book 1), her debut queer vampire novella, won Best eBook in the 2009 Hollywood Book Festival Awards. She dabbles in poetry and experimental prose under pseud Inq Idly. A honer of the arts, R. N.'s an aural aficionado; a water-lover; a fleur-o-phile. Given her visual tendencies, she's especially fond of capturing fleeting moments in the natural world outside her doorstep. She resides in the idyllic countryside with her precocious children and mischievous cats.

Latest release: series ender Eien (MASTER, Book 7)

Free reads on Tapas: https://tapas.io/RNJayne

Dreamstime stock photography portfolio: https://www.dreamstime.com/inqidly_info

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
In second grade, I authored and illustrated a mini-memoir called My Two Brothers and I (LOL grammar). Thirty-odd years later, it occupies a spot on my daughter's shelf. I still get a kick out of the chapter in which my "oldest little brother" tumbles into a hole in "the brown hill' (a giant pile of accumulated yard waste) and I scream for help. The accompanying image is banner.

One of the worst earliest poems I ever penned featured the continuous refrain, "What ho, my lady!" for the entirety of two singled-space, typed pages. SMDH.

I wrote a Daffy Duck/Predator crossover fanfic in fourth grade that earned accolades from my teacher and bemusement from my classmates. Speaking of fanfic, I love Hannigram (Hannibal Lecter/Will Graham). I've written two Hannigram fics under different pseuds on AO3; I would have written more, had the series continued. Much to my chagrin, NBC's Hannibal was curtains after Season 3 and my heart shattered like Hannibal's tea cup, never to come together again (inside Fannibal reference).
Share a few random facts about your childhood.
I grew up on the edge of the wetlands in a rural suburb of retiree-heavy Sarasota, Florida. Often I'd hear alligators bellowing just beyond the tree line of my backyard. Sometimes I did stupid things like ride motorcycles in my friend's backyard straight into a barbed wire fence. Other hijinks highlights: falling off the same friend's horse; landing on a rusty nail spread-eagled on a balance beam (the memory still makes me wince); and convincing most of my third-grade class my mom was a stripper who danced naked on the rooftop of our house. (It wasn't totally a lie, though--my mom was a professional-level dancer, but her specialty was ballet, not pole.)

In preschool, there was a unisex bathroom that only had one toilet. To save time, I tried to pee standing up like the boys did. (I was very jealous of their ability to easily and quickly urinate without bothering to sit down.) When the boys told on me for daring to follow suit, I got into trouble with the teacher and was shamed in front of the whole class. Later that year, a horridly impatient little girl bit me on the arm when she didn't want to wait in line for the see-saw. Then she was called out in front of everyone at recess and got in trouble with the principal. I wonder if the two incidents are connected...
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Series

MASTER
By day, Japanese rock star Raiden is an adored idol; by night, a vicious vampire. While preparing for his band’s summer tour in Detroit, Raiden stalks the streets for fresh blood—and tries to obliterate haunting memories of his fiancée’s murder. Meanwhile, famous TV actor Gabriel Colin is hatching an elaborate plot to recruit Raiden for the starring role in his first film. The two celebrities become fatally intertwined after an unforeseen encounter results in bloodshed, death, and rebirth.
Crimson
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Luna
Price: $2.99 USD.
Naomi
Price: $2.99 USD.
Deux
Price: $2.99 USD.
Melancholia
Price: $2.99 USD.
Captive
Price: $2.99 USD.
Primer
Sassy collegiate Carmen is stuck in a sexual rut. During an impulsive night on the town, she encounters Stefan, a darkly handsome, lyrics-quoting tech nerd. Exploring a potential hookup with Stefan might provide the inspiration Carmen requires to stop obsessing over a year-old one-night stand with temptress Yumi...especially if this seductive new suitor can satisfy her filthiest roleplay fantasies. Warning: the following series contains explicit sexual content, including student/teacher fetish, voyeurism, spanking, and f/f. Reader discretion is highly advised.
Primer
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Primer 2: Masking
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Primer 3: Musing
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Poison
Mild-mannered Kurt discovers a secret side of himself when Luc, a persuasive stranger, follows him off the subway. What begins as a casual affair evolves into an erotic dilemma as Luc teaches Kurt to find the pleasurable side of pain. Torn between his addiction to Luc's unique punishments and a strong desire for freedom, Kurt attempts to end their trysts before he surrenders to the chill of passion. "Poison II: Spring" is the standalone sequel to anti-romance short story "Poison." Warning: this series contains borderline dub-con, explicit M/M sexual situations, and depictions of abuse. Reader discretion is advised.
Poison
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Poison II: Spring
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Books

Eien
Series: MASTER. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,840. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Roll out the red carpet…silver-screen darling Gabriel Colin comes under fire after his costar’s body turns up horrifically brutalized, but he’s too busy fleeing a far more personal crime scene to ponder the potential death of his career. At the movie premiere of Luna Sunset, Gabriel’s presence triggers a bloodbath Hollywood—and humanity—won’t soon forget.
Primer 3: Musing
Series: Primer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,290. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
Choose your own adventure: your fantasy OTP invites you to join them in the bedroom. Do you take the plunge and insert yourself into the action or flee the scene and leave the details to your imagination?
Captive
Series: MASTER. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,580. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Punishment for betrayal is trial by fire. How long can a vampire last without a steady supply of platelets? Rumors run rampant when Raiden, the dead-sexy costar of Hollywood hunk Gabriel Colin, vanishes. Alongside Naomi, Raiden's cryptic former fiancée, Gabriel undertakes a precarious mission to free his muse before the clock stops—and their enemy's vengeful reckoning reaches an infernal climax.
Melancholia
Series: MASTER. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,850. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Reeling from grief, closeted vampire Gabriel Colin bites the hand that feeds. After a heart-wrenching tragedy, he goes on the warpath, leaving Raiden, his costar and maker, to lick his wounds solo. Eager to enact the next phase of his Raiden-centric revenge, OG big bad Justus makes it his mission to seduce Gabriel. Meanwhile, his wife Naomi covertly tests the strength of her growing resistance.
Primer 2: Masking
Series: Primer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,720. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » For Women, Fiction » Erotica » Menage & Multiple Partners
Carmen’s close to concluding her college career, but one major obstacle stands in her path: Sizemore, her pervy professor. Sexy IT tech Stefan offers Carmen the perfect distraction—until an unexpected twist of fate restricts their interactions...
Deux
Series: MASTER. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,750. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
"He dropped pretenses like fake smiles and bared his fangs.” The scent of fresh death fills L.A.’s streets as celebrity bloodsuckers Raiden and Gabriel begin production on the film Luna Sunset. Raiden’s estranged maker Justus and his wife/prisoner Naomi covertly track the co-stars’ location. Resistance crumbles as desire crystallizes: Raiden and Gabriel abandon their defenses—and tragedy strikes.
Poison II: Spring
Series: Poison. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,990. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Kurt and Luc haven't hooked up since New Year's Eve. Their chemistry rebuilds over a series of erotically charged subway station encounters. A passionate threesome forces Luc to reexamine his perception of Kurt's sexual prowess. When Kurt confesses he wants to top Luc, their relationship takes on a new dynamic. "Poison II: Spring" is the standalone sequel to anti-romance short story "Poison."
Poison
Series: Poison. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,620. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Mild-mannered Kurt discovers a secret side of himself when Luc, a persuasive stranger, follows him off the subway. What begins as a casual affair evolves into an erotic dilemma as Luc teaches Kurt to find the pleasurable side of pain. Torn between his addiction to Luc's unique punishments and a strong desire for freedom, Kurt tries to end their trysts before he surrenders to the chill of passion.
Primer
Series: Primer. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,490. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Literary, Fiction » Erotica » For Women
Sassy collegiate Carmen is stuck in a sexual rut. During an impulsive night on the town, she encounters Stefan, a darkly handsome, lyrics-quoting tech nerd. Exploring a potential hookup with Stefan might provide the inspiration Carmen requires to stop obsessing over a year-old one-night stand with temptress Yumi...especially if this seductive new suitor can satisfy her filthiest roleplay fantasies
Naomi
Series: MASTER. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,780. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
“It’s all just cruelty, for cruelty’s sake.” As his rock band’s tour kickoff approaches, Raiden struggles with Gabriel’s growing resistance to his teaching methods. The ongoing battle of wills between mentor and protégé unearths dysfunctional dynamics beneath the vampires’ collaborative efforts. When an exercise in corpse disposal goes awry, their festering sexual tension comes to a head.
Luna
Series: MASTER. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,730. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A fledgling vampire needs a seasoned mentor to help him hone his homicidal instincts. The scent of blood is both an incentive for murder, and a potent aphrodisiac…opposites attract.
Crimson
Series: MASTER. You set the price! Words: 36,160. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
While preparing for his band’s summer tour in Detroit, Raiden stalks the streets for fresh blood—and tries to obliterate haunting memories of his fiancée’s murder. Meanwhile, superstar Gabriel Colin is hatching an elaborate plot to recruit Raiden for the starring role in his film. The two celebrities become fatally intertwined after an unforeseen encounter results in bloodshed, death, and rebirth.