Romance – sweet or sexy?

My Lake Willowbee Series used to be all one series until I realized it was actually two series set in the same world of the fictional Lake Willowbee, California, nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains. I have four books that are on the sexy side and I have four books on the sweet side with another one coming out in a boxed set this Christmas with the Authors of Main Street.



The Lake Willowbee Series – 3/5 heat level

Book 1 – Divorce, Interrupted     B005S9ZIN2
Book 2 – Dare To Trust     B007611ZVY
Book 3 – Defend My Love     B00AF3TD8W
Book 4 – The Reluctant Bride     B00KNAXUO0 (Weddings on Main Street)

The Sweet Lake Willowbee Romance Series – 1/5 heat level

Book 1 – Waking Up For Christmas     B01N2VQ4X3 (Christmas at the Inn on Main Street)
Book 2 – Baby Steps and Snowflakes     B077D1456Q (Christmas Babies on Main Street)
Book 3 – Retreat, Interrupted     B07FMBJQ63 (Summer Romance on Main Street)
Book 4 – In My Dreams     B07L355LSP (Christmas Wishes on Main Street)
Book 5 – Sugar Sprinkled Memories     coming soon!

Do you like your romance books sweet, sexy, or a little of both?

Jill James, author of the Lake Willowbee series

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

Jump into The Lake

Lake Willowbee, that is. I have several books set in my fictional town of Lake Willowbee in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. They are contemporary romance, set in a small town.

Click on the covers to go to the eBooks!

Divorce, InterruptedDivorce, Interrupted is Book 1 in the Lake Willowbee series. Todd and Lisa are a newly-divorced couple forced to clean out the memories of a lifetime at their mountain cabin. When a devastating flood hits, they must rely on the one person they don’t trust. Will love and memories be enough to help them survive?


Dare to Trust is Book 2 in the Lake Willowbee series. Evie is a domestic abuse survivor who doesn’t know if she can ever trust a man again, until Brady is accused of a murder the whole town thinks he committed. Can Evie trust her instincts and her heart, can she dare to trust in love?


Defend My Love is Book 3 in the Lake Willowbee series. Megan is falsely accused of embezzlement and sent to prison for 4 long years. That time with her husband and newborn child can never be replaced. Once free, can Daniel make up for lost time to rebuild his family and defend the woman he loves against new charges?


The Lake Willowbee Series is the 3 stories in one book!



The Reluctant Bride takes place in the Lake Willowbee world. Claire and Jimmy have been high-school sweethearts for 10 long years and no closer to the altar since a prom night proposal. With divorces and remarriages running rampant in her family, Claire isn’t willing to risk the good thing they have, but Jimmy wants more. Will an ambush wedding work or will Claire run away from the man she loves?

Waking Up For Christmas partly takes place in the Lake Willowbee world. The story is one of five holiday tales in the Christmas at the Inn on Main Street boxed set. Chase needs one thing for Christmas. For his comatose wife to awaken and remember all the love they shared before a separation and a near fatal car accident drove them apart. Can Chase and Darcy get their happily-ever-after holiday wish?

Enjoy the summer! Jump into the Lake Willowbee world for FREE! Divorce, Interrupted, Book 1 is always FREE!

Jill James, contemporary romance writer

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

#Fall4Audio Day 20


#Fall4Audio Day 20

For the entire month of September, I’m giving away ONE AUDIOBOOK A DAY! To enter comment here on my blog or Day 20 at  share, tag your friends, or sign up for my newsletter at I never spam and only send a newsletter for new releases and subscriber exclusives.

A new winner will be chosen each day and prizes awarded on a rolling basis. Lots of authors are participating. Search FB and Twitter using #Fall4Audio to find more audiobook giveaways!
Today’s audiobook is Divorce, Interrupted – Book 1 – the Lake Willowbee series. Good luck!!

Jill James, romance writer

Happy Book-iversary!

Today is the 5th anniversary of my first published book. Five years ago today The Wild Rose Press released Tempting Adam! TA is a contemporary romance set in a Hollywood movie studio. It’s a little Disclosure and a little Pretty Woman. Happy Anniversary to me!!


Adam St. Eden and Yvette Giardino are two of my favorite characters. Sometimes people do the wrong things for the right reasons. Sometimes falling in love is not in the contract, but it happens anyway! True love always prevails.

Buy links HERE!

Jill James, writer of romance ~ a guaranteed happily-ever-after


Interview with Joyce Holmes

Please join me today as we get cozy with Joyce Holmes and talk writing and her new release. It is still nippy here in Canada but we are all comfy, sitting in Joyce’s living room sipping French Vanilla Coffee and munching on delicious brownies.

Jill: talking a bite of brownie and washing it down with warm coffee. Yum! Let’s start at the beginning. Most writers enjoyed school. What was a younger Joyce like?

Joyce: I was that kid in school who always started her homework on the day she got it. Especially if it was an English essay. I even did my older sister’s English homework on occasion, and in the back of my mind I imagined being a writer one day. When I turned forty, I decided I should see about making that happen. I’ve since written seven stories and have published three of them.

Jill: I totally get that. There is something about 40 that makes lots of people think about what they want to do. Sounds like you are making your dreams come true. So, my favorite question; what you like best and least about being a writer?

Joyce: Weirdly enough, I like editing the best. Fixing awkward sentences, adding more layers, more emotion. Coming up with a viable plot from a vague idea is the hardest for me. I’m always thrilled when the storyline finally gels into something real.

Jill: claps her hands. Me too! You can’t edit a blank page. I love adding layers. Your new release, Dare to Risk All sounds amazing. Tell us about it.

perf5.000x8.000.inddJoyce: sips her coffee and leans back in a comfy chair. Usually I lean toward family drama with a few subplots, but my newest release is pure romance. I didn’t plan it that way; it’s simply what the story called for. It’s set in my hometown of Calgary and in my favorite neighborhood there. I’d originally written it many years ago and only recently pulled it out of the vault, brought it up to date and refreshed it with my current writing style. Basically, I had to completely rewrite it, tossing out everything except the premise and characters. I like to torture my characters, just a bit, so these two carry some heavy baggage and both question whether falling in love – especially with each other – is worth the risk, hence the title, Dare to Risk All.

Jill: Can’t wait to read it. What can we expect from Joyce Holmes in the future?

Joyce: I recently finished a big project and am poised to send it off into the publishing world. It’s a romance, with my usual family drama tilt and a couple of subplots. This one really tugs at my heart and deals with emotional issues that make my eyes leak. Hopefully it’ll be published in the coming year.

Jill: We will definitely look for this wonderful sounding book. Any words to your readers and possible future readers checking out the blog?

Joyce: If you enjoy emotional stories about real people in real life situations, you just might enjoy the type of stories I write. And if you do read my work, I’d love to hear your thoughts afterwards.

Jill: Thank you Joyce for opening up your lovely home for this interview. For the readers: please sit back and enjoy an excerpt of her latest release; Dare to Risk All.


Ben crossed the room to the computer table. From where she sat, Tessa caught a whiff of a sensuous blend of spice and citrus as he passed her desk. She swallowed. Hard.

“I take it this was Ed Hardy’s computer and now it’s for my use?” he asked after a moment.

“I guess,” Tessa agreed. Needing to concentrate on something other than how sexy Ben smelled, she dug in her drawer for her appointment book to see what she had on her schedule for the day. Morris wanted her to clean up any outstanding work by the end of the week, leaving her free to focus on new accounts with Ben.

Ben walked over to her desk, folded both arms across his chest and gazed down at her. “Ya know, this polite stranger thing is getting pretty old.” When she looked up, he braced his arms on the edge of the desk and leaned in. “Are we talking to one another or what?”

Tessa dropped the book and flattened into her chair. That now familiar breathless feeling constricted her throat. His stance, his closeness, gave her an exhilarated, restless sensation. Her body reacted to the message she read in his eyes, little jolts of desire mingling with spurts of resentment. She felt ashamed of the treacherous way her body responded to him and if she read his smug expression correctly, he knew exactly what effect he had on her.

No matter what or how she actually felt, her pride demanded that she prove this impertinent man wrong.


Thank you, Joyce, for letting me interview you.

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Candy Cane Kisses and Enchanted Embraces – Eileen Rendahl

 candy cane kisses~*~Author Spotlight – Eileen Rendahl, National Bestselling Author and two-time RITA Award Nominee~*~

I’m going to be spotlighting my fellow authors of the #KissesEmbraces boxed set on my regular blog posting days. First up is Eileen Rendahl.

Her story in the set is Dreidels and Demons (paranormal romance)

All Melina wants is a normal wedding with the normal kinds of problems that normal brides have like drunk uncles and wilted flower arrangements. Such is not the life of a Messenger for the supernatural beings of Sacramento, however. Something is after her and it’s not just her mother with another cake sample for her to taste.

Check out all 10 stories in the festive, holiday set:

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Defend My Love in audiobook

This summer I also had Book 3, Defend My Love, The Lake Willowbee Series done in audiobook, again by the immensely talented Tobi Doyle. This is Megan, Daniel, and Daisy’s story. LOL It is not a ménage, Daisy is their young daughter and it is just as much her story as her parents. This is the story I wrote after saying I would never have a child in a romance novel. hahahaha It is available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

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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

Christmas on Main Street – #53 at Amazon

I am over the moon. I sit here with my jaw dropped, unable to believe the numbers on Christmas on Main Street.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

Thank you lovers of Christmas tales. Thank you lovers of cool to warm romance. That is how the Authors of Main Street bill ourselves. Most of us write contemporary romance, stories of small towns, and sweet to slightly sensual romance heat. And you have embraced us this holiday season.

Thank you, Readers

Authors of Main Street: The Christmas Wish by Tori Scott. Her Christmas Cruise by Mona Risk. A Snowy Christmas in Wyoming by E. Ayers. The Christmas Con by Jill James.  Small Town Glamour Girl Christmas by Stephanie Queen. The Christmas Gift by Pepper Phillips. A Potters Wood Christmas by Leigh Morgan.
A Baby for Christmas by Susan R. Hughes. A Light in the Christmas Cafe by Kristy Tate. What if…this Christmas by Kelly Rae. A Smoky Mountain Christmas by Carol DeVaney
. Foreword by Joan Reeves. Author info for Bella Street.

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The Christmas Con – Jill James

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The Christmas Con is a short Christmas story playing with the Robin Hood legend.

Robin Cappington has many sins to atone for. She spent ten years working  with her dad, Little John as a jewel thief. After a job gone wrong, John now  sits in prison and Robin and crew have gone legit with a security business.  Feeling the need to right a few wrongs, Robin uses her gang and her skills to steal from the thieves and give back to the owners.

The Christmas Rose necklace is worth half a million dollars. Robin wants to get it back for the  owner, Mrs. Willa Scarlett. There is only one catch; it sits in the vault of a notorious gang leader and the only person who can help her break in and retrieve it is Ian Marr, the man who broke her heart and got her father sent to prison.

Robin Cappington is sure that Ian Marr is the last thing she needs in her life, but the fates and Santa have a different idea of just what Robin needs for Christmas.

The Christmas Con is available as a short story at All Romance eBooks, Amazon,, and Smashwords.

It will also be available in the Christmas on Main Street boxed set along with the other stories by the Authors of Main Street members, tentatively November 1st, 2013

Jill James, writer of contemporary and paranormal romance
Love in the Time of Zombies coming soon, as well



On The Internet – The Passive Voice

I love Passive Guy at the Passive Voice. Or as I like to call him, the voice of reason and sanity. How many links to vendors should you show for your books and who should decide which ones they are?

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Coming Soon!! Love in the Time of Zombies

Summer Fun – Divorce, Interrupted for FREE

Divorce, InterruptedI’m working on putting Divorce, Interrupted – Book 1 in The Lake Willowbee Series free for the summer. It is already marked FREE at Smashwords, All Romance eBooks, and iTunes. As soon as it filters through the rest at Smashwords I’ll get it to FREE at Amazon and

Divorce, Interrupted will soon be an audiobook!! It is headed for retail any day now!

Hoping for Love in the Time of Zombies out by end of month and then plotting The Single Mommies Club books, The Lake Willowbee Series 4-7. They will be all completed and then released one a month this fall and winter.

Jill James, author of contemporary and paranormal romance.

The Lake Willowbee Series is only .99 cents today.

LakeWillowbeeTrilogy 200x300The Lake Willowbee Series is marked down for a one-day sale at Amazon,, and All Romance eBooks.

The Lake Willowbee Series contains 3 novellas; Divorce, Interrupted, Dare To Trust, and Defend My Love.

You can find it at and who were kind enough to do ads for the sale.

Also you can follow both these great sites at  and

The book can also be found at AMAZON   BARNES&NOBLE   ALLROMANCEEBOOKS


Jill James, author of contemporary and paranormal romance