Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Launch of an Author


Once in an writer's life they get to call themselves a debut author. This month is my turn. Tempting Adam comes out February 16th from The Wild Rose Press. This story was just my second completed novel. I sent it everywhere. It could not find a home. So it sat on my computer for a few years.


Four years ago January 31st my mom died. My writing enthusiasm died with her. For a good two years I did nothing with my writing. I tried, but I completed nothing. Then I was on a loop with Candace Havens. She spoke and it was like a light bulb went off in my head. "Editors and agents are not going to drive up your street and knock on your door. You have to put yourself out there to be found." I had spent two years saying I was going to submit to TWRP. I got off my duff, looked up the guidelines and submitted before I could get cold feet again.


Within days I went from the query letter, to three chapters, to a full, a wonderful detailed revise and resubmit to a contract and a welcome to The Garden. :)


It has been a whirlwind, but my story of love, lies, betrayal, and redemption at a Hollywood movie studio (a setting I was told would never sell) is going to be out in the world for readers to find.


Tempting Adam blurb:


They both want the same thing – St. Eden Studios.


Corporate raider Yvette Giardino intends to bring St. Eden Studios to its knees. It’s a job. One her grandmother’s health depends on. That Adam St. Eden will suffer isn’t personal. Until he awakens her sympathy and stirs her body in ways she can’t explain.

Adam wants one thing and one thing only – to protect the dream his grandfather began. But when the board demands he work with stunning Yvette, a woman he’d mistakenly indulged with in a little after-hours play, his world turns upside down. Missed meetings, unhappy clients, and nights of intense pleasure – he can blame one person. Yvette.

With his corporation crumbling around him, can Adam rise above the fallout and see his sexy temptress for what she really is – a victim of manipulation and a woman who desperately needs his love?


Please check out the awesome book video as well at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1dKXUrZKzo

20 comments:

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Jill, Good luck with the release. I hope someday to look forward to my first release.

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Kristal Lee said...

Congratulations, Jill. And good luck with your first release. May you have many more to come.

Jill James said...

Dawn, thank you so much. Hoping amazing things for you as well.

Jill James said...

Kristal, thank you for the well wishes. I'm hoping for many more in the years to come too.

L.A Lopez said...

Congrats. I know this was a long journey for you, but with a very happy ending, with more to come. This is only the beginning.

Jill James said...

Thank you very much, L.A. You have been my support during this whole journey.

Deb Maher said...

Congratulations on your new status, Jill! Thank you for sharing your story about achieving publication. TEMPTING ADAM looks very appealing. All good wishes now, and on the road ahead.

Mona Risk said...

Congratualtions Jill. I went pretty much through the same journey, so I can well understand you.

Jill James said...

Deb, thanks for the congrats and good wishes.

Mona, thank you. I love being a Wild Rose author.

Emma Lai said...

Congrats on the debut, Jill!

Carly Carson said...

Congratulations on the release! It sounds great.

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Jill, I'm definitely looking forward to getting my copy! Congratulations. :)

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

I just love to see a plan come together. Congrats on your success. I must admit I am like you used to be. I have three stories that I can send out and I am kicking myself to get them out. You know that feeling, just one more time through just in case I can make it better.

I am very proud of you and must follow in your footsteps and send these babies out until they find their home. :)

Jill James said...

Emma, thank you so much.

Jill James said...

Thanks Carly. It is getting so close I'm getting tingles. I feel like I've waited my whole life to say, "I'm a published author."

Jill James said...

Stacey, you have me misty-eyed. An actual buyer!!

Jill James said...

Paisley, you do need to send them out to find homes. We put our hearts into them, but they aren't complete until we've shared them.

Joanne said...

Hooray, Jill!
What an exciting time for you. Sincere congrats on your release.

Jill James said...

Joanne, thanks for the congrats. It is a very exciting time.