My Mistletoe Hero – Release Day

Today is release day for My Mistletoe Hero, the story I have in the boxed set, Christmas Heroes on Main Street by the Authors of Main Street

I enjoyed getting to know Tara Early and her boys, Joel and Robby. They live in Mistletoe Valley, a small town in the Sierra Nevada mountains. My Mistletoe Hero is book 1 in the Mistletoe Valley series.

The story is about being a hero; not because you think you are, but because you don’t think you are. We all have the capacity of being a hero. We each can rise to the occasion and help others before thinking of ourselves.

I hope you will get My Mistletoe Hero and discover Mistletoe Valley!


Jill James, romance writer

Work In Progress — My Mistletoe Hero

I’m currently working on my story for the Authors of Main Street Christmas 2020 boxed set, Christmas Heroes on Main Street. My story is My Mistletoe Hero.

Tara Early is a frazzled, stay-at-home mom of two rambunctious boys. Her husband, Brent is a world away with Doctors Behind the Lines. All she wants for Christmas is her husband home by Christmas Day so he can be the town’s Mistletoe Hero this year. When he is reported missing, will all her hopes and dreams disappear like melting snow?

Chapter 1

“If only I could bottle that energy,” Tara Early muttered to herself as her sons sped through the living room for the hundredth time in the past hour. A yelp and a clatter of toys announced enough was enough.

“Joel.”

“Robby.”

Their crestfallen faces let her know her voice had ratcheted up an octave too far. A deep breath brought her heart rate down and the heat leaving her face. It wasn’t their fault school was out for vacation and Christmas was just a week away. And their father was away on the other side of the world. How did single mothers do it?

She glanced at their anxious faces and sighed. Eight and four years old was too young to spend a gorgeous winter day inside. Tara bit her lip. She had to get this letter done, but her children were only children for a short while. A blink and their childhood would be over.

Staring out the window, she made up her mind. “Let mommy finish this letter to the mayor and we will go get the Christmas tree. Joel, help Robby with his snowsuit and I’ll be all done.”

“What are you writing, Mommy?” Joel asked.

She smiled at his eager grin and Robby hopping up and down in anticipation. “A letter to the city council to have your daddy be the Mistletoe Hero this year.”

“You’re a hero, too, Mommy,” Joel intoned sincerely. Robby nodded.

Her cheeks heated with a blush as she swept her hair out of her face. “I’m just a mother and a wife. Your dad is across the world, saving lives. Now, let’s get ready to go.”


My Mistletoe Hero will be part of the Christmas Heroes on Main Street boxed set from the Authors of Main Street.


Jill James, romance author

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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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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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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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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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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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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Jill James, author of the Lake Willowbee series

Read an Ebook Week – March 3-9

This is Read An Ebook Week March 3-9, 2019. If you’ve never read an ebook before, this is an awesome time to start. If you love to read ebooks, you can get some AMAZING deals this week at Smashwords. Discount books, free books, series, any genre, and more!!

Just click the picture and check out all the great books available for great prices this week at Smashwords.


Jill James, romance writer

Teaser – book #2

So, the second book I’m working on is actually book #3 in the Ghost Releasers, Inc. series. It is called Ghostly Perceptions. The main characters are Rafe Elliott, a widower with a small son, Joey, being tormented by the ghosts of his murdered friends. Donna Collins is the main character in this story. She appears earlier in Ghostly Intentions and Ghostly Deceptions as a member of the Ghost Releasers, Inc. team. Her specialty is cameras to film the otherworldly and paranormal.

Chapter 1

Rafe Elliott didn’t believe in ghosts. It didn’t matter how much Joey cried in his room or how much it made his heart break to hear his son sobbing in his room. His hands clenched into fists on his thighs. He pressed to keep his feet firmly on the floor beside his bed. He wasn’t going into that room again tonight. The first time he’d done the open the closet, look under the bed routine. The next three times he’d opened the door and reassured his child the boogyman was not going to get him. The last time he’d yelled from his own bedroom that it was bedtime and he wasn’t going in there again.

His resolve lasted all of five seconds before the boy’s blood-curdling scream rebounded across the house and Rafe leapt off the bed and rushed out the doorway.

The sprint down the hallway seemed to take a lifetime as Joey’s screams ratcheted up another octave. Dogs howls echoed from the neighbor’s yards. Thumping came from his son’s room as if the bed were being moved across the floor.

He grasped the doorknob and hissed in pain at the intense cold of the metal froze his hand to the surface. With a scream of his own, Rafe ripped his hand from the knob, leaving a layer of skin behind.

Turning, he dove against the door with his shoulder. A crack sounded, but the door remained shut. Two more slams of his body and the door ripped open, bouncing off the wall as he stumbled into his son’s room.

Small for his age, Joey was a tiny figure in his bed as the covers whipped away from him and flew to the other side of the room. His hands held onto the headboard as if he would be flung across the room next. His son spotted him in the doorway, as his large blue eyes begged for help.

“Help me.”

The small whisper hit him like a sonic boom, piercing his heart. He was supposed to protect his son from everything, but how did you protect someone from what you couldn’t see or couldn’t understand. Like dealing with Elise’s cancer, he was out of his depth and clueless.

Ghostly Perceptions will be book #3 in the Ghost Releasers, Inc. series.

 

 

 


Jill James, romance writer

Work In Progress

Finally back to writing after the holidays. I’m working on books 2 and 3 of the Ghost Releasers, Inc. series. Book 1 is Ghostly Intentions. Book 2 will be Ghostly Deceptions. Book 3 will be Ghostly Perceptions. Book 2 has Andrea, Megan’s sister from book 1 and Luke, Jack’s business partner from book 1. Book 3 has Donna, who works with Jack and Luke and a new guy, Rafe and his son Joey.

 

Book 2 is Andrea and Luke’s story. Ghostly Deceptions is a ghost possession story. After her sister’s torment with a ghostly entity, Andrea is more unwilling than before to believe in ghosts and such until she starts having hours and days of time she can’t remember. Times when someone or something else is in charge of her body and her mind. Unwilling to turn to her sister and the head of Ghost Releasers, Inc. she is on her own until Luke realizes something isn’t right with Andrea.

Book 3 is Donna and Rafe’s story. Ghostly Perceptions is about a little boy, a poltergeist, and a father unwilling to accept his son’s stories of ghostly happenings. When he is confronted with the unimaginable he will turn to his neighbor Donna who works with the team at Ghost Releasers, Inc.

Working on getting both books out before the middle of the year. Fingers crossed for maybe April and May. We shall see.


Jill James, romance writer

Autumn is Coming

At least here in Reno, Nevada it is. Looks like in the 80s most of this week and in the 40s first thing in the morning. The trees are starting to turn orange and red. The sky is a vivbrant blue and wispy clouds scutter across the vista.

I love summer but it is awesome to live somewhere with 4 actual seasons. Loving it.

I’ll be putting out my September newsletter as soon as I have my newest book cover, so if you want to be among the first to see it, subscribe to my newsletter. http://eepurl.com/hvtn-/


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