*Flash Sale* Bring on the apocalypse

Until the end of July Love in the Time of Zombies, book 1 in the Time of Zombies series is only 99¢!! Get it HERE

Don’t miss the chance to bring on the apocalypse for less than a dollar!!

 

 

Also in the series:

The Zombie Hunter’s Wife
A Time to Kill Zombies
Zombies in the Grass (work in progress)


Jill James, romance writer and zombie fiction lover

Teaser — Book #3

I’m also working on a zombie book. #4 in the Time of Zombies series; Zombies in the Grass.

The heroine is Willa Zara, a soldier in what is left of the U.S. Army and hero Danny Lopez, the Robin Hood of the Sierra Nevada foothills with a band of children he is saving from conscription into the army.

Chapter 1

Captain’s Log

Summer 0002 A.Z. (After Zombies)

Camp Natomas, California 

1300 hours. Last circuit of camp done for morning rounds. Three altercations stopped. One over water rations and two over fraternization with camp population. Pvt. Williams sent to Isolation bunker for instigating the incident. Captain Willa Zara

I threw my pen down, wincing as it broke, ink spattering across the table. At least it was blue, and not the red splattered over the sidewalk in the last fight this morning. The two privates had been arguing over the services of one of the civilian women. Right?! Why couldn’t they call it what it was—rape? The men were using the holding camp as their own personal brothel. Reports to the higher-ups were being ignored, or I feared, the behavior condoned to keep the men in the forced service.

“Captain Zara?” a voice whispered at my open door. “There are new arrivals at the gates.”

“Orders are to turn all refugees away, send them to Sacramento,” I replied, not bothering to turn around in my chair. I’d told Private Solares enough times for her to remember.

“This group is being escorted by our guys.”

Slamming my chair under the desk, I grabbed my cap and followed the teenaged soldier to the front gates. I skidded to a stop. These weren’t refugees. They were too well-fed and clean for one, even the small children. They looked like a road trip from before the virus. For the other, defiance shone in their eyes. They hadn’t been brought willingly to the camp. These were holdouts, defying the Governor’s Orders. Even in our far outpost we’d heard of the rebels on the river, encamped in an old hotel. They’d held out against the army for over eighteen months.

A tall man in army-issue camouflage stood in the front of the group. Anyone could get camo gear these days from army surplus and sporting goods stores, but this man wore his like a badge of honor. Along with the buzz-cut and ramrod stance, he screamed career army.

I pressed my arm to my side, two seconds away from saluting him. Until I got the lay of the land, so to speak, he was a prisoner of war.

I sighed deeply. We could use someone like him, but they were being brought in as hostiles. The delta region had been swept clean, down the river, and through every small slough, and only the microscopic town of Ryde had managed to fend off the radio orders for over a year to join the army or die. My heart fell to the pit of my stomach, bile roiling. Too much killing. Too much everything. We had to make him, and his group fall in line. With the lack of grown soldiers under my command, I didn’t have a choice. Our numbers stood two to one for forced versus enlisted from the before time. More disgruntled rumblings and we would fall apart on our own, without an incursion of the undead.

“Commander Jack Canida,” the man barked as a line formed to process them in.


If you’ve read the rest of the Time of Zombies series you will remember Commander Jack and his band of survivors. If not, get started with book #1, Love in the Time of Zombies.

 

3 Meals Away

“No society is more than three meals away from anarchy.”  – author unknown

I’ve always used this quote as the basis of my zompoc romance novels. The speed that society would deteriorate if it fell apart is light speed. A few missed meals and the collapse of government and the masses would revolt. It would be every man/woman/child for themselves.

I enjoy movies and books that show it wouldn’t take much to bring us to “survival of the fittest.” I think this is why I love zombie shows and movies. When it comes down to it, I don’t need to outrun the zombie, I just need to outrun the guy next to me. We all have the barbarian inside of us, it just takes the right situation to bring it out.

At the end of the world as we know it, I’m protecting myself, my family, and my home. Because I’m damned sure, everyone else is doing the same.

Walk with the dead, Jill James

 

Time of Zombies series

I blogged on Tuesday that I’m working on the paranormal ghost series. I’m also working on the next book in the Time of Zombies series.

Zombies in the Grass will hopefully be out before summer.

It is Willa and Danny’s story. Willa Zara is in what is left of the U.S. army outside Sacramento, California. The army is the only life she knows and following orders is what she does. Danny Lopez is the Robin Hood of the foothills, stealing from the army base to feed his ragtag band of children.

When Willa learns what the army is really doing at the base she will have to turn to Danny and his gang to save innocent children wanted for science experiments. With her army skills and Danny’s ability to disappear they just might escape a danger far greater than zombies in the grass.

Book 1 – Love in the Time of Zombies
Book 2 – The Zombie Hunter’s Wife
Book 3 – A Time to Kill Zombies
Book 4 – Zombies in the Grass ~ coming soon.


Jill James, romance writer

Time of Zombies

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

The Zombie Hunter’s Wife – now in audiobook

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

 

 

Wrapping Up 2016

As the year draws to an end I’ve noticed that people talk about what they want to do next year. I like to look back and see how I’ve done this year.

I wrote and published 2 zombie novels and 1 Christmas novella. I had ambitions for so much more, but some is much better than none!

I went to San Diego for RWA National and I hadn’t been in awhile. It was so wonderful to see people I haven’t seen in years and to meet new people that I only know as online screen names and signature lines.

I spent some wonderful but cold nights at Oakland A’s games with my husband. He loves baseball so much and I’ve learned so much more about the game than I ever did before.

No matter your political leanings I feel it is important to be educated in what is going on in your city, your state, your country, and the world. I paid so much more attention to the election process than all the previous elections I’ve voted in before. Knowledge is power; in politics and your passion.

What did you do or learn this year?

Jill James, romance writer

Paperback Giveaway

ATimetoKillZombies 500x750I’m doing another giveaway with Goodreads. This time it is for A Time to Kill Zombies–Jack and Lila’s story. Hope you’ll check it out and take time to enter for an autographed copy of Book 3 in the Time of Zombies series.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/200074-a-time-to-kill-zombies


Jill James, romance author
Audiobook versions of the Time of Zombies series are in production

2 weeks to go!

ATimetoKillZombies 500x750Just 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

Two Sweet Words – The End

Late last night I typed The End on my latest manuscript. Okay, it was actually # # #, but you know what I mean. 🙂 I made my latest deadline with one whole day left over. Yay!!

I’m a terrible procrastinator. Or maybe I’m a great procrastinator, since I do it so much!! When it came down to crunch time it really worked this time. I was ‘in the zone’ for hours, for days.

A Time to Kill Zombies will be ready for release day – June 27th

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Jill James, romance writer and procrastinator extraordinaire

A Time to Kill Zombies

A Time to Kill Zombies is now available to preorder! It is book #3 in the Time of Zombies series. It is Jack and Lila’s story and also a larger look at the hostile world the group now lives in.

ATimetoKillZombies 500x750I’ll be working on a book page here on my website this week. But until then, it should be available at Amazon, BN.com, iBooks, and Kobobooks for preorder!! Releasing June 27, 2016


Jill James, romance author