The Meryton Mystery Series is complete (for now…)!

Is that a cryptic title or what? Sorry about that. You see, this morning I put my 3 Meryton Mystery books together in a box set (with 3 books for the price of 2, it’s a steal!) and while bunching my beloved stories up, I got sad at the thought of never seeing Mr. Tanner or Lord Harvisham again. And what about the young soon-to-be barrister who caught Georgiana’s eye? *sigh*

While I can’t say I’ll be able to add to their stories soon, I can admit that I’ve already outlined the next 2 books. (I know, sad right? I can hear “Let it Go” playing in my head as I’m typing this.) They’ll have to wait their turn, but just maybe there’ll be more to come…

Until then, I hope you enjoy the first three! I had no idea Meryton had so many secrets until I started writing them. What a place!

Are you ready for the blurb? It’s long — like I-wish-this-counts-toward-my-daily-word-count long — but I think it represents what’s inside nicely.

Three murders. One eternal romance.

The Meryton Mystery romance series is set in England’s captivating Regency era — when a gentleman’s manners were valued as highly as a lady’s reputation, and a happy marriage was the ultimate prize (although a fortune was never frowned upon).

If you like falling in love with Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth as they fall for each other, then you’ll love this set of sweet romance-mystery variations inspired by Jane Austen’s timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice.

Book 1: The Honorable Mr. Darcy

When his freedom means the loss of hers … can anyone win?

Fitzwilliam Darcy has avoided the entrapments of dozens of desperate maidens seeking a wealthy husband … until the Netherfield Ball. He could lose himself in her fine eyes, but there’s just one problem: She doesn’t want him.

Elizabeth Bennet seeks a brief respite from the crowded ballroom only to find herself wrapped in the arms of the one man she despises — Mr. Darcy.

When Darcy’s enemy is shot to death, he must choose between Elizabeth’s freedom and his own honor. To complicate matters further, Elizabeth is not one to stand idly by when her future is on the line. With a killer on the loose, can she help Darcy reveal the truth before he’s accused of a crime she knows he didn’t commit? Or will she become the next victim?

Book 2: The Indomitable Miss Elizabeth

Lady Catherine comes to Meryton … and Mrs. Bennet gives her a piece of her mind.

Fitzwilliam Darcy is more determined than ever to win Elizabeth’s love — no matter what obstacles their families place between them.

Elizabeth Bennet is growing to love Darcy, but a life-threatening secret threatens to dash her hopes for their happily-ever-after.

When a matron is found murdered in the midst of a militia parade, Darcy soon discovers the strength of the victim’s enemies … and their closeness to Elizabeth. Can Darcy protect her when she is determined to bring the murderer to justice?

With a cold-blooded killer on the loose and their hearts on the line, can Darcy and Elizabeth work together to solve another mystery while fighting for each other?

Book 3: The Inseparable Mr. and Mrs. Darcy

What does a secret correspondence, an elopement, and a plot against Parliament have in common?

Join our dear couple as they find out!

Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet have had their fill of crime-solving. Now engaged to be married, their greatest wish is to leave Meryton with its penchant for mysteries for the serenity of Pemberley — if only Mr. Bennet would give his consent!

When the investigations begin anew, Darcy and Elizabeth’s search for answers unfolds more trouble as Mr. Bennet becomes the target of an unknown enemy … or are his frequent “accidents” merely the desperate act of a lonely father unwilling to part with his favorite daughter?

Darcy and Elizabeth team up yet again to prove once and for all prove that family trumps adversity and love conquers all — if they can make it to the altar…

Read The Meryton Mystery Series to satisfy your craving for fast-paced mysteries interwoven with a heartwarming, wholesome romance today! Click here to get your copy!

 

 

A new book … a new series … and a sale!

Have you seen the movie The Bachelor? You know, the one with Chris O’Donnell and Renée Zellweger? There’s a scene toward the beginning — the part where you know the story’s about to get really good — where he’s riding in an elevator with several other gentlemen shuffling uncomfortably in their suits and ties. They’r getting ready to propose in the romantic Starlight Room. The elevator opens, and each of them steps out to embrace the woman to whom they’ll propose.

I’d seen this elevator scene dozens of times, but this time, I pushed pause.

Excitedly, I turned to my husband and pointed at the tv, shouting, “That’s it! That’s it!”

“Good. Write it down before you forget,” he said patiently, all too accustomed to my sudden bursts of inspiration … and my sometimes *ahem* faulty memory.

To make a long story short, my husband (romantic that he is) watched the rest of the movie while I started writing in a notebook. What if I wrote the stories of those men in the elevator?

That’s how this series of novellas was born, and I’m so excited to share it with you! Each book will be 100 (or a bit more) pages in length and the only thing they’ll have in common is the setting (The Starlight Terrace) and the theme (a proposal).

To celebrate the release of my novella Written in the Stars, I released my book at a discounted price for my newsletter peeps, but now I’m sharing it with you. It’s a steal at 99 cents, but it’s only through tonight. So grab your copy fast! Sunday night, the sale ends and it’ll go back to $2.99.

If you’re ready to fall under the spell of the Starlight Terrace, pick up your copy here! Let the swooning begin…

So what’s this new, 118-page book about? Here’s the blurb for Written in the Stars:

Meet … fall in love … propose. Easy, right?

Will can write a best-selling novel.
But can he write the perfect proposal?

Will Donovan, a literary author whose novel has been nominated for its film adaptation at the Sundance Festival, writes what he can’t articulate.

In the romantic Starlight Terrace, he plans the perfect proposal for Liz Benetti, an outspoken book blogger and talented voice-over artist, only to learn that she’s close to uncovering a secret he’s worked hard to keep quiet.

Can Will keep his secret and Liz’s heart or will his perfect proposal mean the end of his career?

Written in the Stars is the first in Jennifer Joy’s new series set in the romantic Starlight Terrace, where soft jazz, sparkly champagne, and the finest food in the Pacific Northwest inspires proposals and new beginnings.

If you like sweet romances with happy endings and a touch of humor you can read in one sitting, you’ll love sharing in the most significant night of these men’s lives as they struggle to propose to the women they love.

Read Written in the Stars to satisfy your craving for clean, sweet contemporary romance today! Click here to download.

Abuelita and Tia Rosa are at it again! And Jessica’s not backing down.

Live on Amazon today, the third novel in the Murder on the Equator series!

Reluctant sleuth, Jessica James, will go to the top to get to the bottom of a 30-year-old cold case as her dreams of a peaceful holiday in Ecuador crumbles.

What started out as a simple remodel project leads to a full-fledged investigation when a skeleton is discovered in the floor of Tia Rosa’s much-anticipated doughnut shop.

With her friend’s livelihood on the line, Jessica cooks up a plan to save Tia Rosa’s building. Given four days to discover the truth, Jessica is certain she has a recipe for success … until it leads to disaster.

Digging up the past unearths more secrets, and Jessica’s troubles go from bad to worse when her dog disappears, her elderly “helpers” volunteer her baking services to feed hundreds, and the murderer claims another victim. Will Jessica taste sweet victory and solve the cold case in time? Or will her investigation turn sour?

Let the adventure begin here today!

He’s honorable. She’s indomitable. Together, they’re inseparable.

LIVE on Amazon today, the third novel in the A Meryton Mystery series!

When your family betrays you, whom do you trust?.

Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet have had their fill of crime-solving. Now engaged to be married, their greatest wish is to leave Meryton with its penchant for mysteries for the serenity of Pemberley. If only Mr. Bennet would give his consent.

When a secret correspondence is discovered, revealing a possible elopement, a plot against Parliament, and exposing their families’ reputations to shame, the investigations begin anew. The couple’s search for answers unfolds more trouble as Mr. Bennet becomes the target of their unknown enemy … or is it merely the desperate act of a lonely father unwilling to part with his favorite daughter?

Darcy and Elizabeth team up to once and for all prove that family trumps adversity and love conquers all — if they can make it to the altar…

Purchase your copy here today!

And the Winners Are…

Congratulations to the giveaway winners! I’m so happy to share this with you! Winners are in the post below and have been contacted.

This was my first time running a giveaway and it was much easier than I thought it would be. Hmm … this might become a habit. Stay tuned!

 

 

A New Audiobook and a Giveaway!

I don’t know about you, but I love audiobooks. There’s nothing quite like them to take the tedium out of housecleaning and the pain out of exercise. And so, I’m thrilled to share my latest audio release with you. It’s The Indomitable Miss Elizabeth, narrated by the talented Nancy Peterson.

To celebrate, I’ve organized a giveaway of 20 audiobooks (10 US and 10 UK Audible copies)! There are plenty of opportunities to win as you’re given more entries by sharing through your social media.

I’m so grateful for my readers and this is just one of the ways I can thank you!

May your houses be clean and your hearts strong 😀 Best wishes to you!

 

A new genre … a new series!

 

She expected balmy breezes, swaying hammocks, and majestic waterfalls. Not a murder.

Jessica James is a twenty-three-year-old, work-at-home computer whiz content in her comfort zone … until her family conspires to send her to the jungles of Ecuador for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

When her taxi driver takes off with her bag in the trunk, her grand adventure begins. When that same taxi driver is found murdered minutes later, Jessica is forced into one catastrophe after another as she seeks to find the truth … and get her stuff back. With the help of the two most mischievous sisters old enough to know better, Jessica will either catch a murderer or end up in jail.

But friendship and discovery come at a cost. Can Jessica’s newfound bravery help her survive her South American experience as she gets closer to the murderer? Or will this grand adventure be her last?

*Recipes included

Cabs, Cakes, and Corpses is available for purchase today!

 

 

Plagued by one catastrophe after another, Jessica James (introvert extraordinaire) takes comfort in the fact that it can’t get any worse. Until it does.

When Jessica discovers a dead body in the freezer of the local ice cream parlor, she’s soon involved in another mystery. But Jessica has bigger problems when an argument between two elderly sisters involves her in a town-wide fundraiser. Neck deep in doughnuts and unanswered questions, Jessica has to find another murderer while avoiding a surly detective and her worst nightmare — the news camera crew.

Can Jessica stay out of trouble and off the camera while raising money for a good cause? Or will she become the next headliner in the national news?

*Recipes included

Click HERE to buy your copy on Amazon!

The Indomitable Miss Elizabeth is Live!

Two determined women. One murder. No eyewitnesses.

Lady Catherine has come to Meryton.

When a devastating secret is revealed, putting Elizabeth Bennet’s future happiness and the loyalty of the man she loves in the balance, her hopes for a Happily-Ever-After are dashed to pieces. Threats are made and family obligations are enforced, leading to an event no one could foresee. Another murder in Meryton.

Fitzwilliam Darcy is more determined than ever to win Elizabeth’s love — no matter what obstacles their families place between them. When a matron is found murdered in the midst of a militia parade, he soon discovers the strength of the woman’s enemies … and their closeness to Elizabeth. Can Darcy protect her when she is determined to bring the murderer to justice?

With a killer on the loose and their hearts on the line, can Darcy and Elizabeth work together to solve another mystery while fighting for each other? Or will the pressure break them apart forever?

Buy it on Amazon today!

The Honorable Mr. Darcy is live on Amazon!

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Everyone has a secret. Who will kill to keep theirs?

Lieutenant George Wickham is dead.

The shot rings out in Wickham’s tent as the good citizens of Meryton dance the night away at Mr. Bingley’s Netherfield ball. The only person who can confirm Fitzwilliam Darcy’s alibi faces the loss of her reputation and her freedom if she comes forward.

Convinced that her sole motive is the pursuit of justice— and not her growing attraction to Mr. Darcy— Elizabeth Bennet begins an investigation to clear his name and evade an unwanted marriage.

If Darcy didn’t shoot Wickham in cold blood, who did? Which of Longbourn’s neighbors is not who they seem?

With a killer on the loose, can Elizabeth avoid being the next victim as she comes closer to revealing the truth?

Bestselling author, Jennifer Joy, brings you The Honorable Mr. Darcy, the first standalone book in the A Meryton Mystery romance series. If you like falling in love with characters as they fall for each other while uncovering shocking secrets, then you’ll love this mystery romance.

Read The Honorable Mr. Darcy today to satisfy your craving for a fast-paced mystery interwoven with a heartwarming, sweet romance!

Win, Lose, or Darcy!

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Fortunes may be won or lost, but there is only one Mr. Darcy!

Mrs. Bennet wins the lottery! When the battle ensues over how to invest their new wealth, Elizabeth Bennet sees an opportunity to reunite her heartbroken sister with Mr. Bingley in London. Once in town, Elizabeth befriends Miss Sophia Kingsley, a highly influential young lady in the beau monde, and soon finds herself in the midst of a society intolerant of her family’s improprieties.

Fitzwilliam Darcy is drawn to Elizabeth Bennet’s charming wit— despite her appalling family. But with the Season fast approaching, the competition to win Elizabeth’s affection intensifies as Mr. Gerard Gordon makes his intentions clear.

Will Mrs. Bennet´s gambling and Mr. Bennet’s indolence ruin Elizabeth´s chances of love and happiness before the London Season begins? Will Mr. Darcy overcome his pride and the manipulations of his friends in order to marry the woman of his choice?

Win, lose, or draw, our dear couple finds their happily ever after… we hope.