Just letting everyone know that Ghostly Intentions is still in Kindle Scout with just two weeks left to get nominations. If you nominate me and it gets picked for publication — you get a free book!!
Super Easy! Just go HERE and nominate my paranormal romance Ghostly Intentions! It is super hot and sexy. Think ghost hunting with sex and romance. A touch of dark evil and true love!!
Thanks!! Jill James, romance author
Chugging along with my Kindle Scout experience. Sharing the nifty video trailer from Author Shout.
Hope you go to Kindle Scout and read the excerpt and give Ghostly Intentions a chance!
Jill James, romance author
What is Kindle Scout, you may ask? KS is part of Amazon. It is reader fueled publishing. Authors put their books into the program, readers nominated their favorite books, and if the book gets picked for a Kindle Scout publishing deal the reader gets a free book!
I just got approved for my paranormal romance, Ghostly Intentions, Book 1 of the Ghost Releasers, Inc. series.
Megan Trent misses her deceased husband every day, until he returns as a sexy, ghostly visitor every night. When the visitations turn twisted and dark, she knows she’s in too deep to stop the madness on her own. Jack O’Malley, founder of Ghost Releasers, Inc. is her only hope. Sparks fly from the moment the two meet, but Jack isn’t willing to compete with a ghost. Even with her dead husband’s final release, a dark danger remains to torment her. Jack and Megan must fight evil intentions in this world and ghostly intentions in the next to save their lives and their love.
A Ghost Can’t Compete With a Real Man!
Please check out my submission and nominate me if you enjoy the excerpt and want a chance to get Ghostly Intentions for FREE!
Thank you, Jill James, romance author
Yes, I have signed up for the insanity again!! I finished Ghostly Intentions a few days before Halloween and I’m starting Ghostly Deceptions for Nanowrimo 2017.
Who’s with me???!!!
Jill James, romance author and Nanowrimo participant
Our newest boxed set is now available for preorder on Amazon. It will also be on Kindle Unlimited.
Christmas Babies on Main Street are clean and wholesome holiday tales with love, babies, and the joy of the season. Preorder today for only 99¢ for nine wonderful stories.
Release Day is October 12th.
My story, Baby Steps and Snowflakes is included!
Jill James, romance author and lover of the holidays!
Yay, Summer!! Yay, move is done for now!!
It has been a busy summer for me so far. I’m no longer a Cali girl. 😦 I’m now in an apartment in Reno, Nevada waiting for a house to be built. (adventure)
So, I thought I would do a little something with my zombies series. Love in the Time of Zombies is FREE right now at Smashwords!! They are having their Summer/Winter sale, because summer here is winter elsewhere, but a sale is a sale.
Get Love in the Time of Zombies here!
Then you can go to Bookfunnel and get Time of Zombies 1.5 for FREE! Rogue Vantage is a standalone book that can be read between Love in the Time of Zombies and The Zombie Hunter’s Wife to enhance the Time of Zombies series. It is the story of four little boys left on their own in the zombie apocalypse and how they become brothers of the ZA.
You can get Rogue Vantage here!
Hope you enjoy a good start to the Time of Zombies by Jill James!!
What are you doing this summer? Big vacation plans? A staycation? Or something else fun?
Jill James, writer of romance
So, I mentioned last week that I had a new cover coming for an upcoming project, but I wanted my newsletter subscribers to see it first. That newsletter was sent out last Thursday, so now everyone can check it out. This is for a work in progress (60% done) that I hope to submit to Kindle Scout.
Isn’t that gorgeous? Elaina Lee of For The Muse Design has done it again. I usually get a cover ordered for when I’m about halfway through a first draft to get me excited again in a story and to keep going. Definitely excited about this one!!
Jill James, romance writer
The Zombie Hunter’s Wife
Book 2 – Time of Zombies series
Now available in audio book!!
Michelle Greggs wanted to die the day her husband returned from work as the undead and she was forced to kill him. Now, all she wants is peace and safety. But both of those are in short supply in the zombie apocalypse.
Teddy Ridgewood lives for today. The smile on his face hides the pain within. The old world is gone and they only have today. There are no guarantees of a bright tomorrow when the dead walk the earth.
When a toxic preacher lusts for Michelle she will have to use all of her inner strength and seize onto Teddy’s live-for-today attitude to defeat the mad man and claim Teddy as her mate. She will have to break out of the cement walls she’s hidden behind to become the zombie hunter’s wife.
AMAZON AUDIBLE iBOOKS
Book 3, A Time to Kill Zombies is now in production!!
Again narrated by the talented, Maxwell Zener
I’ve joined with over 45 other romance authors to promote our Kindle Unlimited books for the month of January!! Start clicking and reading today!!
Just click on the pic and start getting FREE books from Kindle Unlimited at Amazon. If you don’t have KU you can sign up for your FREE month at the promo landing page.
Enjoy filling up that new Kindle!!
Jill James, romance writer
It is usually this time of year that I open the wishing pot my best friend gave me and check out my goals and wishes for the past year. Sometimes I’m happy to see I met my goals and sometimes I’m sad to see I didn’t quite get there. This year I think I will be happy the year is over and a new one beginning.
So, what do I want for 2017–
- To lose the final 20 pounds I need to be a healthy weight for my short frame.
- To exercise at least 30 minutes every day.
- To eat better and find ways to enjoy food that is good for you.
- To double my book production by writing a little something at least 5 days a week.
- To not stress over sales of books or ads and promotion I should be doing, to just find events or happenings to sell my books in fun and inventive ways.
- To reach out to newbies in this strange, scary publishing world and give them a pat on the back for being brave enough to try it and enough advice to feel they are taking the next step into this world we call publishing.
- To tell my family how much I love them and to be there when needed.
- To smell the roses–literally and figuratively.
What do you want your 2017 to be?
Jill James, romance writer and reader
My novella, Waking Up For Christmas has gone live as an individual book. It is currently in the boxed set, Christmas at the Inn on Main Street by the Authors of Main Street.
I was inspired by The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks with the idea of looking back on a life together – the highs and the lows of love, romance, tears, and arguments. Darcy and Chase are in the midst of a divorce when she is in a terrible car accident. Now in a coma, all Chase wants for the holidays is for Darcy to wake up and remember all they had together and all they could have, if she would just wake up!
The novella and the boxed set are Amazon-exclusive and in Kindle Unlimited! The boxed set is also available as a paperback book at Amazon.
Click Here! for Waking Up For Christmas
Happy Holidays from Jill James
Matchbook is an Amazon program where you link your eBook and paperback book together and readers who purchase the paperback get the eBook for FREE! All my paperbacks are linked but this blog post is to mention our boxed set. Christmas at the Inn on Main Street is now in paperback and available in the Matchbook program so you can Give a Gift. Get a Gift.
Click HERE to order the paperback to give to a family member or friend and get the eBook for yourself!
Happy Holidays!! from Jill
Looking for some new romance reads? Check out the sale of over 50 books. They are priced at FREE or 99¢ for this sale. I’ve included Book 1 in the Time of Zombies Series, Love in the Time of Zombies to celebrate the release of Love in the Time of Zombies in audiobook!!
Click photo to go to the sale! Enjoy!!
Jill James, enjoy the romance
Posting this early so not sure about word count for days 7 and 8, but I did get my 10,000 words badge this weekend!!
Onward and upward with the word count!
Jill James, romance writer and Nanowrimo participant
And so it begins…National Novel Writing Month…the insanity of writing 50,000 words in 30 days.
Are you in Nano? Find me there and Buddy Me. http://www.nanowrimo.org/participants/jill_james
Jill James, romance writer
Saturday, October 8th is Indie Author Day.
I’m a proud Indie author. I love being the CEO of my own publishing company of 1!! Being an indie author requires being not only a writer but a marketer also. Along with art approval and editorial management and a host of other things.
But it is fun…sometimes. Some days, not so much.
Support an Indie author! Buy Indie books!
Jill James, Indie author and romance writer
Back from the conference and finally back on track with eating right, exercising every day, and writing on schedule.
It’s all about the shoes! It took several shoe stores and one that was locked but had employees inside. (What’s up with that?!) But it was worth it. I haven’t worn heels for years because it was just too painful and awkward at my weight, but with the weight loss this year I decided to brave them for one evening. It was worth it!
Plus one more. Don’t we clean up well?!! The husband and I don’t get all dressed up often so we make sure to take pictures of the event. LOL
It was an amazing evening. Great desserts. Great award show. Great company at our table. Thanks Rose City chapter for sharing your table, loved meeting you all!
Jill James, romance author, back at work.
I’m in San Diego this week for the National Conference. I’m going to try to tweet and Facebook with the hashtag #RWA16 so I’ll let you know what’s happening with that. I’ll post pictures when I’m back.
Keep writing, keep reading, Jill James
Just two weeks until the release of Book 3 in the Time of Zombies series, A Time to Kill Zombies with my two favorite characters, Commander Jack Canida and Lila Sterling.
It is hard enough to find a kidnapped child today with all the resources at hand, how much harder would it be in the zombie apocalypse? That is the basis for the story. The search for a lost child and a mother’s greatest fear; what if they find the child and she doesn’t want to be found anymore?
A Time to Kill Zombies is available for preorder and releases on June 27th. Links for preorder are on the Books-Time of Zombies-A Time to Kill Zombies page
I hope you will enjoy reading the Time of Zombies series as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Jill James, romance writer and lover of all things zombie
A Time to Kill Zombies is on preorder, so no Look Inside! at vendors. 😦 So I included chapter 1 in last month’s newsletter. This month’s will include chapter 2 and is coming out soon so sign up to get the advance preview. Next month (June) is release month and will have chapter 3 in the newsletter. Enjoy!
Release Day is June 27th!!
Jill James, romance author