Welcome, Jill Jones. It's warm today for the fireplace, but we'll use the fake logs for atmosphere. What a yummy cover!

Jill's debut novel, Tempting Adam was released February 2011, from The Wild Rose Press. She Indie published Divorce, Interrupted, Book 1 of the Second Chances series. She is currently working on a sequel to Tempting Adam, Book 2 of the Second Chances series, along with a paranormal romance and several short stories.

Jill has been busy writing and blogging all over. I know she wants to answer questions about her journey, 'cause she is promising prizes for some some folks who comment. Ask her about her sales.

Blurb for Someone to Trust

Evie Grimes doesn’t trust men. She’s been lied to and deceived too many times before. Happily single, the last thing she needs is a man.


Brady Jackson is a former Marine. Now a carpenter, he is as honest as the day is long. What you see is what you get.

When Brady falls for Evie he will have to prove he can be trusted with her heart. When danger arrives at her door he will have to prove he can be trusted to protect her. When everyone turns against him, he will have to prove he is someone to trust.


Excerpt from Someone to Trust.


Chapter One


“Honey, it’s just a stupid business trip. You would be bored in Oregon.”


“Evie, sweetie. I love you, but you know you aren’t the smartest apple in the bunch.”


“Evie, where in the hell were you? You know you’re not allowed out after dark. Only women out after dark are whores and sluts.”


Blinking her eyes in the dark bedroom, Evie Grimes shuddered and took deep, cleansing breaths. Her ex-husband wasn’t here. He hadn’t been in her life for five, long, peaceful years now. Her heartbeat slowed, calmed, returned to a normal pace.


She turned on her side, hitting her pillow to relieve the residual tension in her shoulders.


Cold sweat pooled between her breasts. Sighing, Evie glanced at the bedside clock. She refused to get up at four in the morning just because her sadistic ex-husband had invaded her dreams again.


A car’s headlights traveled along the ceiling and she missed the lake even more than usual. Life in the little town wasn’t hectic. But the lake was so peaceful it made the town seem like a metropolis. She needed peace and quiet more and more as the nightmares returned.


It was only a matter of time before the calls started up again and she’d be forced to change phone numbers yet again. A step closer to needing to find a new town again, praying it would be the last time.


Tears filled her eyes, rolling down the sides of her face and wetting her hair. He always found her and she always had to move on. Her thoughts ran in circles like a merry-go-round.


She threw off the covers and swung her legs off the bed. Even at four in the morning, the mugginess the day would later carry already filled the air. She strode down the hallway in her T-shirt and panties, all she forced herself to wear in the dog days of August in the sweltering foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.


Her footsteps pitter-pattered down the oak flooring of the hallway. The beats of her still-racing heart pounded in her ears.


She flipped the switch on the wall and the kitchen flooded with light, banishing the not-yet dawn outside and the last dregs of her nightmare. Evie shuddered, wrapping her arms around herself.


Thoughts of Mark Trudeau still haunted her.


I’m giving away two copies of the first in the series Divorce, Interrupted.


Buy links:


Jill James
The Second Chances series @ Amazon, BN.com, and Smashwords
Divorce, Interrupted Book 1 ~ Someone To Trust Book 2
Tempting Adam @ The Wild Rose Press, Amazon, BN.com
Facebook Author Page @ Jill.James.author Twitter @jill_james

22 comments

  1. Scarlet Pumpernickel // February 24, 2012 at 12:28 AM  

    Jill, welcome to the Pink Fuzzies! We are pleased to have you stop by for a visit. It's nice and warm today here in the South. Tell us about your journey. How does working with TWRP and being an Indie compare?

  2. Mary Marvella // February 24, 2012 at 12:46 AM  

    do you prefer your men in boxers or briefs or....

  3. Autumn Jordon // February 24, 2012 at 10:01 AM  

    Congrats on the releases, Jill. I think every writer is watching the publishing industry carefully. Kudos to you and others who have taken the step into the self-pub world.

    Would you recommend writers considering self-pub to hire independent editors before putting their books on the cyber-shelf?

  4. Pamela Varnado // February 24, 2012 at 10:29 AM  

    Welcome, Jill. Congratulations on the new release. I sold a novella to TWRP two years ago have nothing but wonderful things to say about the publishing house. Good luck with your book. I've added to my list of must reads.

  5. Jill James // February 24, 2012 at 10:42 AM  

    Hi Scarlet. I'm honored to visit the Pink Fuzzies. I love this place! Working with TWRP and being an Indie are a lot alike. You still have to do a lot of promo for yourself, but being Indie means making all the production decisions yourself and crossing your fingers that you're right.

  6. Jill James // February 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM  

    Mary, thanks for inviting me here. I like briefs. I grew up in the '80s with the whole boxers showing above the jeans on guys. Yuck!!

  7. Jill James // February 24, 2012 at 10:45 AM  

    Autumn, unless you are re-releasing an old book I highly recommend getting an editor. Self-publishing is like any small business with start-up costs.

  8. Jill James // February 24, 2012 at 10:46 AM  

    Pamela, I love TWRP. What I've learned there is priceless. I would have paid them for all the work they did to get my book out into the work. (just don't tell them that!!!)

  9. Cynthia Woolf // February 24, 2012 at 12:04 PM  

    Jill, congratulations on the new release. Great excerpt.

  10. Judy // February 24, 2012 at 12:10 PM  

    Welcome, Jill! Congratulations on your new release! It reads like a winner!

  11. Jill James // February 24, 2012 at 12:30 PM  

    Thanks Cynthia.

  12. Jill James // February 24, 2012 at 12:30 PM  

    Thanks Judy. That is so sweet.

  13. Anonymous // February 24, 2012 at 1:22 PM  

    Jill, I love the excerpt--and the blurb, too! Now I need to buy the book!
    Stephanie

  14. Jill James // February 24, 2012 at 1:24 PM  

    Stephanie, thank you so much for the sweet words.

  15. Patrice // February 24, 2012 at 2:21 PM  

    Hi Jill,
    I'm published with TWRP too, and have another book coming out in April, but I wish I could control the price so that I could sell more books. Your excerpt sounds delicious, and I wish you much success.

  16. Jill James // February 24, 2012 at 2:25 PM  

    Patrice, congrats on having a new book coming out. Price control is one plus of Indie publishing but sometimes it is difficult to know what price that should be. LOL I'm sure there is a formula at TWRP and other publishers to figure it out.

  17. Mary Ricksen // February 24, 2012 at 3:24 PM  

    Sounds like a the release of a terrific novel Jill. Nice to have you here with us. MM you get the best interviewees! Briefs...

  18. Jill James // February 24, 2012 at 4:13 PM  

    Thanks Mary. Thrilled to find myself as Pink Fuzzy Slippers today.

  19. Mary Marvella // February 24, 2012 at 11:46 PM  

    Looks like Jill is having a good time here. I'm so pleased!

  20. Jill James // February 24, 2012 at 11:55 PM  

    I've had a wonderful time. Thank you so much everyone.

  21. Josie // February 27, 2012 at 1:40 PM  

    Hill,
    Welcome to the Pink Fuzzies and thanks for stopping by. Best wishes on your release. I've heard TWRP is wonderful to work with.

  22. Jill James // February 27, 2012 at 2:04 PM  

    Josie, had a wonderful time at Pink Fuzzy Slippers. I love working with TWRP.