The Lull Between Projects

I just finished turning in Sugar Sprinkled Memories for the boxed set with the Authors of Main Street. Now comes the lull as I rest a little when I finish a book. Refill the well. Rejuvenate the creative juices. Get to know the characters in the next book.

Then I piddle around a little bit deciding what to work on next. I have 3 books I will work on this fall/winter; Zombies in the Grass, Book 4 of the Time of Zombies series, Ghostly Deceptions, Book 2 of the Ghost Releasers, Inc. series, Ghostly Perceptions, Book 3 of the Ghost Releasers, Inc. series.

I also have some other stories I’m percolating. An erotic romance with a sex android. A horror with spree killers. A romantic suspense with an FBI team. And many more. Ideas I have plenty. The ability to put butt in chair, hands on keyboard–not as much. But I’m getting better at it.

So, I’ll enjoy the lull and put 1,000 words on this story and 2,000 on that story until my mind settles on one and I get into the zone. (fingers crossed)

Coming Soon! Christmas boxed set with the Authors of Main Street, including Sugar Sprinkled Memories.

Jill James, romance writer

Release Day – In My Dreams

Can’t believe it has been a month since the Authors of Main Street released Christmas Wishes on Main Street. Now it is time to release In My Dreams as my own new release. Juan and Jessie’s story was such fun to write.

Soldier Jessie Ortega wishes to go home for the holidays, but she never dreamed it would be as a wounded vet unable to walk. Physical Therapist Juan Montoya wishes he could help his best friend heal and walk again, but the damage may be more than he can fix. Sometimes you need more than just wishes to get a Christmas miracle. Sometimes you need a little love and magic.


Available on AMAZON for only 99¢

So, curl up in your favorite chair with a hot beverage of choice and settle in for a clean, wholesome, sweet, friends-to-lovers tale of Christmas wishes coming true.

Jill James, romance writer

Release Day – Christmas Wishes on Main Street

Christmas is full of wishes and dreams and so is the newest boxed set from the Authors of Main Street. As our usual, we took a theme and each of us wrote what that meant to us…Christmas Wishes.

My story is In My Dreams. Wishes are powerful. Be careful what you wish for. It is Juan and Jessie’s story. A friends-to-lovers tale. I loved writing a story where they didn’t realize what they’d had in front of them all this time.

Seven sweet, clean and wholesome tales of the power of wishes at Christmastime. Enjoy!!

Available on AMAZON for just 99¢ or FREE with KindleUnlimited

Check out the other authors in the set!

Lizzi Tremayne

Carol DeVaney

Jill James, romance writer and believer of wishes coming true.

New Release – Retreat, Interrupted

My story, Retreat, Interrupted, is in the Summer Romance on Main Street boxed set. Now, it is available as a solo release also.

Cassie Stone feels like a failure. She has the worst case of Writers Block known to writers. She hasn’t written a word in two years. With her father’s death, she returns to her small town of Lake Willowbee to care for her mother, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. With all of this on her plate, Ben Bridges is loath to ask her to help the struggling Book Festival as well. As mayor of the small town, Ben knows they need a miracle to pull their town back from the brink of extinction. Can he rely on Cassie’s help, or will she retreat and run away like she’s always done?

Click HERE to get Cassie and Ben’s story, Retreat, Interrupted.

Jill James, romance writer

Release Day! Summer Romance on Main Street

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Today’s the day!! The Authors of Main Street boxed set is live!!

Summer Romance on Main Street is six stories of summer love of the sweet variety.

Authors are Carol DeVaney, Jill James, Jude Knight, Kristine Tate, Lizzi Tremayne, and Leigh Morgan. Our tales span the globe but they all have summer love and our guaranteed Main Street feel of sweet romance in a small town.

Get yours today at AMAZON for just 99¢ or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

Enjoy a summer romance today!!

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Jill James, author of Retreat, Interrupted

Summer Romance on Main Street

The Authors of Main Street have a new boxed set for summer, six novellas and novels, including my novella, Retreat, Interrupted.

Retreat, Interrupted is a story about going home again. Memories of what you always thought and finding the truth isn’t quite what you remember. When you are down and out, you can always go home again. But sometimes, home isn’t exactly how you remember it. This story is set in the fictional world of Lake Willowbee, nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Some characters from previous Lake Willowbee stories make cameo appearances.

Summer Romance on Main Street is on preorder at AMAZON and will be available for purchase June 15th and available on Kindle Unlimited to read for free.

I hope you will enjoy Cassie and Ben’s story, along with the other stories in the set.

Jill James, romance writer

Waking Up for Christmas

I’m releasing my Christmas book from last year’s boxed set since the new boxed set is Coming Soon!

Waking Up for Christmas is the love story of Darcy and Chase

Christmas is the time for wishes to come true. All Chase Thanos needs for the holidays is for his comatose wife to awaken. Darcy Bennett Thanos has been his whole life since they were in college. Now, twenty years later, their marriage and their lives have fallen apart and the only thing that can put it back together is Darcy coming out of her coma and remembering all they had and could have. Just as soon as she wakes up for Christmas.

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Get it HERE! for only 99¢

Christmas Babies on Main Street – our 2017 Authors of Main Street boxed set is on preorder and will be available October 12th!!

Happy Holidays, Jill James

Christmas Babies on Main Street

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!

Christmas in July

For writers, the saying of ‘Christmas in July’ holds very true. In July, we are working on our stories for the winter holiday season. While it is sweltering outside, we are listening to Christmas carols to get into the mood to pen a tale of winter, snowy storms, glistening ornaments of silver and gold, and lovers hoping for a Christmas miracle to find their way to happily ever after.

A couple of years ago I wrote a hot little short story to include in a Christmas boxed set with the Authors of Main Street. The Christmas Con is my take on the Robin Hood legend, with jewel thieves doing good and Santa helping two lovers find their way back together. You can get if for free if you sign up for my newsletter or get it for just 99¢ this month on Amazon.


Get The Christmas Con HERE!



The latest boxed set with the Authors of Main Street, Christmas at the Inn on Main Street includes my novella, Waking Up For Christmas and is still available for just 99¢ for five exquisite holiday tales of true love and happily ever after.


Get Christmas at the Inn on Main Street HERE!


Enjoy Christmas in July!!

Jill James, working on her latest Christmas novella for this year’s Authors of Main Street boxed set.

New Release for Christmas

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

Christmas at the Inn on Main Street

My Christmas story, Waking Up for Christmas is in the Christmas at the Inn on Main Street boxed set. Enjoy five wonderful holiday tales that bring the flavor and the specialness of the season to life.


Still at the wonderful price of just 99¢ for five holiday books. FREE for Kindle Unlimited readers. Also available in the Matchbook program that allows you to buy the paperback book and get the eBook for free!

Click here!

Good bye Summer,

WoMS 3d finalGood bye Weddings on Main Street. The weather in Northern California takes longer than most places to get the message that summer is done. Especially since it is over 90 here today. LOL But I always see Labor Day as the end of the season.

Weddings on Main Street, the summer boxed set from autumn leaves 3Authors of Main Street had an amazing run. It went up on June 9th and came down after Labor Day. Just like white shoes and bikinis; it is time to pack away summer and to move on to colorful leaves falling on the grass, cool mornings and crisp evening air.

LoveintheTimeofZombies smallMoving on to other projects is always exciting. So, I will dig into Love in the Time of Zombies hoping to have it up for pre-order sometime in September, releasing sometime in October and also, to work on Ghostly Intentions which finaled in a contest recently. Looking forward to getting to know zombie hunters Emily Gray and Seth Ripley and ghost releaser Jack O’Malley and my haunted heroine Megan Trent.

Fall into Romance this autumn!!  Jill James


The Reluctant Bride by Jill James

My newest contemporary romance is now available most places, still waiting on Apple/iTunes via D2D.

TheReluctantBride 200x300The Reluctant Bride is my contribution to the Weddings on Main Street Boxed Set being released June 9th. It is a Lake Willowbee Novella, taking place in Lake Willowbee, California as are Divorce, Interrupted, Dare To Trust, and Defend My Love. The location is the same but has all new characters and you don’t need to read The Lake Willowbee Series to read The Reluctant Bride.

Claire Woods and Jimmy Tyler were high-school sweethearts with a marriage proposal and promise ring given on prom night. A decade later, Claire and Jimmy live together but are no closer to a walk down the aisle. Divorce runs rampant in Claire’s family and she refuses to believe marriage can lead to anything but breakup and heartache. With the help of her family and friends, Jimmy is determined to surprise, ambush, and wed, his reluctant bride.

I hope you will read and enjoy Claire’s and Jimmy’s romantic tale of finding Mr. Right the first time around.

Jill James, writer of contemporary and paranormal romance
Love in the Time of Zombies coming Summer 2014

The End!!

To a writer there is just something so satisfying about putting The End at the end of a manuscript. A sense of completion. The thrill of achievement. So, on Friday I put The End on The Reluctant Bride, spent the weekend editing, and it is off to the formatter for the boxed set.

I will release it individually on June 1st and Weddings on Main Street boxed set will release on June 9th. I am so excited to read the other wedding stories from my fellow Authors of Main Street.

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Amazon,, Smashwords, Kobo, Google Play, All Romance eBooks, and other ebook retailers.

The Reluctant Bride by Jill James

The secret project with the Authors of Main Street has had several titles, I don’t even remember them all. LOL But the story for the Weddings on Main Street anthology is set.

The Reluctant Bride by Jill James

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Claire Woods and Jimmy Tyler were high-school sweethearts with a marriage proposal on prom night. Ten years later and they are no closer to the altar than that far away romantic night, thanks to Claire’s family. Traits run in families, divorce runs in Claire’s. Her parents have eight marriages and numerous divorces between them. And her siblings aren’t much better, with her twin, Corrine ready to walk down the aisle for marriage #5. But is she?

Jimmy Tyler has a plan and with the help of Claire’s siblings and family he may just get his reluctant bride surprised, ambushed, and to the church in time.


Weddings on Main Street by Authors of Main Street is set to release June 9th, 2014

The Secret Project – Jill James

So…..I’ve been talking about the secret project for awhile now. It is a novella/short novel that will be in another boxed set with the ladies of Authors of Main Street. There will be more details tomorrow, so make sure you check it out at

In the meantime, here is a little tidbit…my story for the anthology is titled:

The Reluctant Bride

All the details; characters, cover reveal, and surprise photo will be on the Authors of Main Street blog tomorrow.

See you there…Jill

Fickle, much?!! by Jill James

I don’t usually think of myself as fickle. I don’t whiffle and waffle between two things. When I form an opinion of someone or something, it usually sticks for as long as I know the person or thing. Only one person in my whole life did I change my opinion and then it turned out I was right the first time. 🙂 So, I find it funny that I’m now under a bruising deadline to finish a story because I couldn’t make up my mind which story I wanted to write.

This Christmas I did a short story (The Christmas Con) so I could be in the boxed set with the Authors of Main Street group. That story only had 800 words before I started but I managed to make it almost 9,000 and put it in the set. So, then we decided to do another boxed set this summer and I needed a story to go into the set. I plotted, I schemed, and I tried to plan. Nothing! I could not come up with a plotline to save my life. So then I dug a previously hiding-in-the-harddrive story out of the mothballs to finish for the story. It is a great story but as I’m writing and plotting scenes I realized this story will be a full-length novel, nothing like the 15-25k we set as the guidelines. So, back to the drawing board. Darn, now what do I do?

What lots of writers do!! Mine real life for a fictional story. So, with my friend’s permission, I will be using her life story as the basis of Claire’s and Jimmy’s story. So, now with the deadline approaching fast, I’m back to writing a whole story in basically a month. Fingers and toes crossed, I can do this!!!

Do you ever set yourself impossible deadlines? Does it help or hinder you?

Jill James, writer of contemporary and paranormal romance
(busily writing Claire and Jimmy a romantic happily-ever-after)