3 Days After Impact – Jacqueline Druga

Jacqueline Druga has been an auto-buy author for me for a while. She writes amazing post apocalyptic fiction. Zombies, viruses, and such. 3 Days After Impact has a giant meteor headed for Earth. But that isn’t what made the story so amazing. The story is told in journal entries by 15 year old Violet.

Druga nailed the voice of a teenager seeing the world she knows be destroyed. I had found her previous books to be enjoyable reading, but 3 Days After Impact is her best…ever!!

5 Stars from me.


Jill James, reader of post apocalyptic fiction!!

Preorder – Ghostly Deceptions

Ghostly Deceptions — Andrea and Luke’s story — Available to preorder on AMAZON.

The Ghost Releasers, Inc. team is back with another paranormal tale. Andrea Martin-Stovall doesn’t believe in ghosts until she is possessed by Andi, a ghost from the age of jazz and bathtub gin. Even though he is part of the Ghost Releasers team, Luke Tremaine doesn’t believe in what he can’t touch and see, until Andrea starts acting like she isn’t herself anymore. When ghostly deceptions tear through her life, Andrea will have to face the impossible–she needs paranormal help. Luke will have to face the fact the woman he’s fallen for may not be the woman he thinks she is at all.

Ghostly Deceptions is book #2 in the Ghost Releasers, Inc. series of paranormal ghost romance.


Jill James, writer of paranormal romance

Book Review – The Berlin Girl

It is not often that a historical fiction so captures my attention that I feel like I’m reading a biography of a real person living through a real time in history. The Berlin Girl is just such a book. The time of the world on the edge of war was frightening enough. Add Nazis and a young woman who wants to do what is right and you have a story full of danger, intrigue, and a belief in doing the right thing. No matter the cost.

I haven’t read the other books by this author. But I will!!

I wish I could give it many, many more than 5 stars!


Jill James, author of My Mistletoe Hero

The Other Wife – book review

The Other Wife by Claire McGowen was an excellent read. In the vein of Gone Girl and Girl on the Train, it is an ‘unreliable narrator’ story. You’re not sure if the person is to be trusted. Are they telling the truth? Or just their version of the story?

The characters were real, flawed people just doing the best they could in the situation they found themselves. There is some gaslighting, but you aren’t quite sure who is doing what to whom.

A definite page-turner. The twists and turns kept me enthralled to the last page.

A five-star read!


Jill James, voracious reader

Time of Zombies now available for preorder

Release Day – October 6, 2020

Time of Zombies, books 1-3 will now be available in a boxed set. This set includes all 3 full-length novels; Love in the Time of Zombies, The Zombie Hunter’s Wife, and A Time to Kill Zombies.

If you can find love and happiness in the zombie apocalypse, anything is possible.

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Dead Moon – book review

Frank will do anything to find his wife, Jill. Even traverse a New York City full of murderous creatures and the end of the world as we know it.

I read a lot of apocalyptic fiction, usually with zombies. But, once in a while, a story grabs me from the very first page. Dead Moon by Matt James is one of those books. I was holding my breath, gripping the ereader, as Frank raced across the city, fighting creatures intent on killing him, eating him, maybe both.

Matt James did not create the typical zombie. These humans are alive, intelligent, and learning to fight, plan, and trap. The addition of a meteorite as the catalyst was unique and amazing.

Even as I turned the last page, I was off looking for book 2 in the series.

A+++++ read!!


Jill James, romance writer and reader of massive amounts of books

How I Accidentally Read a Book.

And fell in love with it!!

Back in the 1980s I belonged to the Doubleday Book Club. You know the one, where you got 12 books for a penny to get started and got selections to pick from each month. I loved it! So, I must have transposed a number when I ordered, because in with historical romances I had Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. I had never heard of it. I didn’t read westerns at all.

Since it was too much trouble to return I just put it on a bookshelf and forgot about it. Time passed and I read and read and read. One day, I had nothing to read so I pulled Lonesome Dove off the shelf and decided to give it a try. Hey, I could always donate it if I didn’t like it.

Oh my goodness! I was thrust into a world of the last days of the wild west, cattle rustling, and soiled doves. It was amazing. I loved it. It was the first time I learned to never say never. Sometimes you think you don’t like something, but you’ll never know until you try.

Try something new today!!


Jill James, romance writer and mostly romance reader

A Time to Kill Zombies

A Time to Kill Zombies is book 3 in the Time of Zombies series.

Commander Jack Canida is one of my favorite characters I’ve written. He is the glue holding his group together in the terror of the zombie apocalypse.

When I decided to give him a romantic interest, I was at a loss. Jack wouldn’t hook up with one of the people under his protection. So, I wrote him a backstory with a lover he thought was lost forever. Lila Sterling comes back into his life with a bang and a child he didn’t know was his, to boot.

This is hotter than my usual books – Romance heat level 4/5.

Books 1 and 2 are available in this series as well. I’m working on book 4.

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Also available in print and audiobook!


Jill James, author of the Time of Zombies series

The Zombie Hunter’s Wife

The Zombie Hunter’s Wife is book 2 in the Time of Zombies series.

In book 1 I came across a great character, Teddy Ridgewood. Teddy was one of my favorite characters to write. Hard, muscled, gravelly voice on the outside. A marshmallow on the inside. Kind to kids and animals. Protective to his mate, willing to die for her. I knew when I wrote book 2 he had to be the main character. But who to pair him with?

Michelle Griggs lost her husband at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. Now she has put a figurative wall around her heart and refuses to risk herself and others outside the walls of the protective compound. But in the ZA there are no safe places; for your heart or your body.

This is hotter than my usual books – Romance heat level 4/5.

Books 1 and 3 are available in this series as well. I’m working on book 4.

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Jill James, author of the Time of Zombies series

Love in the Time of Zombies

Love in the Time of Zombies is book 1 in the Time of Zombies series. I love zombie movies: Dawn of the Dead, Zombieland, and Shaun of the Dead. I knew I wanted to write a zombie series.

I believe that true love is out there for everyone. If you can be facing flesh-eating zombies, have limited food and resources, fight mad men determined to take all you have, and still find love–anyone can.

 

Emily Gray believes surviving the end of the world as we know it is enough. She has learned skills. She has a few friends. For the first time in her life she is someone that others depend on. Until she meets Seth Ripley and realizes that there is more to life than just surviving.

This is hotter than my usual books – Romance heat level 4/5.

Books 2 and 3 are available in this series as well. I’m working on book 4.

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Also available in print and audiobook!


Jill James, author of the Time of Zombies series

Dangerous Shift

Dangerous Shift is book 1 in the Shifters of San Laura series. The idea of the story started with watching Jurassic Park with my kids for the millionth time. There is a scene where Dr. Grant is discussing about amazon tree frogs being able to change gender if the male/female ratio is unbalanced. I thought it would be so neat if humans could do that. A light bulb went off! I could write a story like that. Awesome!!

 

Most people get up in the morning and decide what to wear. Lt. Nikki Hill decides if she will be male or female. Shapeshifters live among us but apart, known only by the highest echelons in law enforcement, the military, and the science community. When an Extinction Level virus hits shifters, she will team up with Lt. Sean Evans to save their families, their friends, their entire species.

This is hotter than my usual books – Romance heat level 4/5.

I’m working on Stolen Shift, book 2 in the series.

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Also available in print!


Jill James, author of the Shifters of San Laura series

The Reluctant Bride

The Reluctant Bride is book 4 in the Lake Willowbee series. The idea of the story started with my best friend’s tale of her wedding and how it took being deathly ill for her now-spouse to get her to the altar. But like most stories, it morphed as I wrote it and became its own story.

Ten years have passed since Jimmy proposed to Claire on prom night, but he isn’t giving up. He will utilize all his friends, his family, and hers, to get his reluctant bride to the church on time.

Romance heat level 3/5.

Also was part of the Weddings on Main Street boxed set with the Authors of Main Street.

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Also available as an audiobook!


Jill James, author of the Lake Willowbee series

Defend My Love

Defend My Love is book 3 in the Lake Willowbee series. It is a tale of a woman falsely accused of embezzlement, forced to leave her husband and newborn child, to go to prison for a crime she didn’t commit. I love Daniel and Megan’s story and I hope you do too.

Romance heat level 3/5.

 

 

Defend My Love is on most retailers. Enjoy The Lake today!

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Also available as an audiobook!


Jill James, author of the Lake Willowbee series

Dare to Trust

Dare to Trust is book 2 in the Lake Willowbee series. It is a story of a domestic violence survivor and the man she finds who proves to her there are men out there you can dare to trust. There is danger, and a stalker, and a murder to solve. Check out Evie’s and Brady’s story today.

Romance heat level 3/5.

 

 

Dare to Trust is on most retailers. Enjoy The Lake today!

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Also available as an audiobook!


Jill James, author of the Lake Willowbee series

Divorce, Interrupted

Divorce, Interrupted is book 1 in the Lake Willowbee series. It is a #seasoned #romance with an older couple, newly-divorced, forced to confront each other with all of their past sins. In the midst of this is a terrible storm, freezing temperatures, and a dam-busting flood. When disaster hits, they will only have each other to face the storm outside and the storm within. Can Todd and Lisa find their way back to each other? Romance heat level 3/5.

 

Divorce, Interrupted is always FREE on most retailers. Enjoy The Lake today!

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Also available as an audiobook!


Jill James, author of the Lake Willowbee series

*Flash Sale* Bring on the apocalypse

Until the end of July Love in the Time of Zombies, book 1 in the Time of Zombies series is only 99¢!! Get it HERE

Don’t miss the chance to bring on the apocalypse for less than a dollar!!

 

 

Also in the series:

The Zombie Hunter’s Wife
A Time to Kill Zombies
Zombies in the Grass (work in progress)


Jill James, romance writer and zombie fiction lover

Ghostly Intentions – now in paperback!

Ghostly Intentions, Book 1 in the Ghost Releasers, Inc. series is now in paperback!

An ebook is a book, but there is still something about holding your book in your hands and seeing your name on the cover!!!

Click on cover to check it out on Amazon! Coming soon to other retailers.

Working on books 2 and 3.


Jill James, romance writer

Teaser – book #1

I’m working on three books at the same time right now. Book #1 is actually book #2 in the Ghost Releasers, Inc. series, Ghostly Deceptions. The main characters are Andrea Martin-Stovell, the sister of the main character, Megan, in Ghostly Intentions and Luke Tremaine, the friend of the main character, Jack, in Ghostly Intentions.

Here is the snippet of Ghostly Deceptions:

Chapter One

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 countertop 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.

Again.

***

I’m enjoying writing Andrea. She is a control freak. Everything has to be perfect, in place, the right way. When she is possessed by a ghost from the age of jazz her entire life goes off the rails. Only the people of Ghost Releasers, Inc. can help her before Andi takes over and Andrea is no more.

Ghostly Intentions is the start of Ghost Releasers, Inc.


Jill James, romance writer