Ghostly Deceptions – work in progress

Thanks to everyone who took the poll. Ghosts it is. So I’m back to work on Ghostly Deceptions and Ghostly Perceptions, books 2 and 3 in the Ghost Releasers, Inc. series.

If you’ve read book 1, Ghostly Intentions, you know Megan’s sister, Andrea and Jack’s business partner, Luke. They are the leads in book 2. Here is a snippet of their story.


Andrea Martin-Stovall didn’t feel like herself this morning. Hadn’t felt like herself for weeks. An unknown voice rattled around in her head. Something hummed through her veins and crawled over her skin. Her body felt crowded and not her own.

She stared at herself in the bathroom mirror and wondered when she had become a frumpy old hag. Her hair was long and heavy. With a smile, she picked up the scissors and started cutting her hair off in handfuls. Chunk after chunk fell to the counter top and the floor at her feet.

When she placed the scissors on the vanity top two feet of glossy dark hair lay in piles and her airy-light strands swung at chin length. For the first time since she’d been a child, straight bangs sat on her forehead above dark brows.

Her eyes twinkled as she gazed into the mirror. “There you are Andi,” she whispered as she slicked on bright red lipstick across her lips.

She slid on the red silk dress she’d found buried in the back of her closet. The fabric clung to every curve like it had been sewn on her. No panty lines. She laughed. No panties.

Sitting on a bench at the foot of her bed, she placed red high-heeled shoes on her feet and stood. Her full-length mirror showed a woman ready to party. Perfect.

Andrea grabbed a small clutch purse off the dresser, knocking a framed picture to the floor. Sparing it a glance, she wondered who the two little girls were in the photo behind the shattered glass.

Megan, my sister. A voice whimpered from the depths of her mind.

She shook her head and ignored it. Andi controlled this body. Andrea had her chance. Now it was time for Andi to live.


I’ll be working on the two books simultaneously so I can release them close together. I’m thinking with a three month preorder for one and a two month preorder for the other.

Happy hauntings, Jill

Blog a Blog – A Writer’s Mind

A Writer’s Mind, Sky Purington’s blog is a cool spot. I love the tranquil color and author interviews.

Here is Sky’s message to her blog readers:

Welcome to my blog! Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and read what’s on my mind. I’ve a vicious sense of humor, an apprecation for romance and a mad addiction to writing. Shall we gab?

So, if you like to gab, give A Writer’s Mind a try.  Jill James

The Romance Reviews – Grand Opening

You’re invited! 

From March 1 – 31, 2011 



It’s The Romance Reviews’ Grand Opening! 

Play the games. Explore new books. 

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Participating authors

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Ashley March                  Karen Rose Smith           LK Rigel                         Gini Rifkin

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Maeve Greyson               Sable Hunter                   Josie Arlington                Tanya Stowe

Laura Tolomei                 Kristen Painter                Renee Rearden                Elaine Cantrell

Susanna Ives                   Amy Corwin                   Keta Diablo                     Suzette Stone

Suzanne Tyrpak              TL Schaefer                    Monique Martin              Kari Gregg

Susan Meier                    Laura Moore                   Susan Roebuck               Kathy Carmichael

Brita Addams                 KT Grant                         Winslow Eliot                 Ingela F. Hyatt

Jan Scarbrough                Victoria Blisse                 Sharon Buchbinder         PG Forte

Bronwyn Storm              Patricia Preston               Alice Gaines                    Cate Rowan

Ann Tracy Marr              Joan Beth Erickson         Tara Lain                         Terri Reid

L.J. McDonald                Lucinda Brant                 Eden Baylee                    Hayley B. James

Jason W. Chan                Pat Amsden                    Linda Morris                   DH Starr

                   Kaylea Cross                   Lee Benoit                      Kayelle Allen                  Beth Trissel

           Viviane Brentanos                       Morgan Rice                   Ashley Ladd                   Jennifer Labelle

Rita Hestand                   Mahalia Levey                LK Below                       Gale Stanley

Sarah J. Bradley              Joanne Troppello             Rhonda L. Print              Pamela Jackson

Jenny Schwartz               Mary Manners                 Eve Silver                        Jennifer Crusie

T.C. Archer                     Jocelyn Modo                 Sloan Parker                    Kerri Williams

Elaine Hopper                 Stacey Espino                 Linda Mooney                Victoria Howard

Heather Matthews          Marcia James                   Cherie De Sues               Savannah Chase

Simone Eden                   Lauren Fraser                  Annie Nicholas               JoAnne Kenrick

E.D. Walker                    Rachel Haimowitz          HP Mallory                     Suzanne Rock

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Alison Chambers             LoRee Peery                   Gail Pallotta                    Alison Henderson

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Truly Madly Deeply Romance Authors

Recently, I joined a group blog of romance authors who will be offering weekly free reads. I can’t wait for it to start with the first free read set for February 12, 2011. CJ England will be offering Truly, Madly, Deeply

Check it out: Make sure to bookmark it or save to your favorites because each Saturday will feature a different author and a different free read.



The Naked Hero

I know I’ve blogged a blog for The Naked Hero before but there is an excellent post there about revising history. Changing the Classics. I’m taking about the white-washing (yes, I use that term deliberately) of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. I have never been a fan of the N word and I don’t believe in its use. My mommy and daddy would have had me drinking dish soap if I had used it. But, at the time of Twain’s writings it was in use and a valid word for his stories.

Mark Twain must be spinning in his grave. I would like to know who even thought they had the right to change Twain’s writings. As a writer, I’m appalled by the idea that years from now my words could be misconstrued and changed by anyone not happy with what I wrote. This is worse than copyright infringement.

Hope you will stop by the Naked Hero and leave a post to state your opinion….Jill James

The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing

This is the most awesome new blog. They are doing articles and information about the brave new world of e-publishing. Everything and everyone you need to know to jump into the water in this new exciting time in publishing and being an author. D.D. Scott, Misa Ramirez, Tonya Kappes, and L.A. Lopez tell it like it is in the e-Pub world.

The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing


Jill James