May Newsletter coming!

ATimetoKillZombies 500x750A 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


TheZombieHuntersWife 200x300Yes, I know all caps is shouting on the Internet, but that is what I’m doing. Today is Release Day for The Zombie Hunter’s Wife. Book 2 in the Time of Zombies series.

It took 4 years to write book 1, Love in the Time of Zombies. It took 6 months to write The Zombie Hunter’s Wife. I’m aiming for 4-6 months for an early 2016 release of A Time to Kill Zombies, book 3.

Michelle and Teddy’s story was easy to write in some ways, but very hard in others. It was easy to put Michelle in the shoes of a police officer’s wife, shoes I’ve worn for many years. It was easier to write a character who feared the zombies and refused to leave her cement sanctuary to confront them day-to-day. That would be me. It was harder to show she had to pull up her big-girl panties and venture forth when that is something I haven’t had to do in the non-existent (so far!) zombie apocalypse. I drew on my experiences of coming out of my uber-shy shell to show Michelle’s baby steps to face the world she now lives in. It was also much harder to write a whole novel, start to finish, in six months.

I’m going to use that experience to work on book 3. Jack and Lila’s story.

So, I hope you enjoyed Book 1, get Book 2, and look forward to Book 3. I’m also working on a short story with Rogue Vantage, the little boys that were introduced in Book 1 and have much bigger parts in Books 2 and 3. Rogue Vantage, a Time of Zombies short story will be a newsletter subscriber exclusive and will be best read as a short story between books 1 and 2.

Walk with the Dead, Jill James

4 days and counting!

That is how long to my newest release! Book 2 in the Time of Zombies series.

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The Zombie Hunter’s Wife – Michelle and Teddy’s story

Click HERE to go to the Books page to get an excerpt and the links to vendors.

I’m working on Rogue Vantage – a Time of Zombies short story that will only be available to newsletter subscribers. Click HERE to get the Jill James News for new releases and FREE books!!

Walk with the dead, Jill James

Nothing sweeter

than putting The End on a book. The Zombie Hunter’s Wife is now sporting a very pretty # # # at the end of the last page!!

I had wanted to finish the book by June 1st, but went over the self-imposed deadline. I was beating myself up until I realized Book 1 took 4 years to finish and Book 2 took 5 months. How cool is that?!

Need to let it sit, write up a really good back cover copy/book description, and then put it up for pre-order where it will hopefully collect some pre-orders while I edit and other stuff.

Jill James, writer of romance

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Cover Reveal – The Zombie Hunter’s Wife

Elaina Lee of For The Muse Designs has done it again!

The Zombie Hunter’s Wife is Teddy and Michelle’s story. If you’ve read Book 1 you know Michelle is Emily’s best friend and Teddy was the self-proclaimed King of Pittsburg that Seth and the kids meet on the road. From the moment I “met” Teddy I knew he had to have his own story.

Coming Soon!
Coming Soon!

Thank you for the zombie love!

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Thank you so much for the readers who have embraced Love in the Time of Zombies, a romance novel set in the zombie apocalypse. I hope everyone has enjoyed Seth and Emily’s story and are looking forward to Teddy and Michelle’s. (they will be book 2 in the series)

Yes, the paperback version is coming soon. Probably this week or next. One more copy to proof and then I can set it to sale.

Enjoy walking with the dead, Jill James

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