Murder and Romance at Rosings!

Mix a sweet romance with a dollop of mystery, and what do you get? A new swoon-worthy JAFF novel featuring my favorite detective duo!

This summer, we visited my family in Oregon and California. I was wrapping up my latest cozy mystery and was chomping at the bit to return to Regency England.

Since airport layovers offer plenty of time for reflection and my kiddos were happy watching The Pink Panther, my hubby and I had this discussion:

 

Me: “I’m so excited to start my next project, but I don’t know who to kill next. Who do you think?”

Hubby: “Who have you killed so far?”

Me: “Hmm, let’s see … well, as much as I’d like to, I can’t kill Wickham again.” (That’s not really a spoiler. What mystery writer wouldn’t kill him first?!)

Hubby: “What about methods?”

Me: “Poison is my favorite. Pistols are too bloody.”

(It was at this point that the woman sitting behind us at Gate 7B got up and moved.)

 

So that’s how our vacation began. And by the end of it, I had a story. This story!

You see, my mom is a writer too. We were throwing ideas around when she said: “Why not kill XXX next?”

It was just the “Ah-ha!” moment I needed. The story started unfolding and I typed as fast as I could to keep up. I have to say that I absolutely love this Darcy and his interfering wingman.

So, thank you, Mom! And thank you, Airport Lady, for not calling security on me!

 

Here’s The Elizabeth Conspiracy! Isn’t the cover pretty?

Here’s what it’s about:

Can Darcy and Elizabeth set aside their prejudices long enough to avoid the hangman’s noose?

Elizabeth Bennet values goodness and charm — both qualities Mr. Darcy blatantly lacks.

Fitzwilliam Darcy values wit and strong opinions — qualities with which Miss Elizabeth is generously armed.

A refused proposal turns into a battle of wills when Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are forced to endure each other’s company at the beautiful estate of Rosings. When an unlikely enemy reveals herself — and ends up dead — fingers are eager to point at Elizabeth. With the residents of Rosings conspiring against her, will Elizabeth’s clever mind secure her freedom? Or will her prejudice against Mr. Darcy poison her against her greatest ally?

As suspicions rise and the evidence mounts, Elizabeth learns the value of a loyal friend and the forgiveness of love … but will it be too late?

Darcy would sacrifice his good name, worldly possessions, and family’s expectations to save the woman he loves … if he can win her heart before he loses it all.

Grab your copy at Amazon here!

Happy Reading!

 

The Honorable Mr. Darcy is FREE this weekend!

Yes, you read that right friends. For the first time ever, The Honorable Mr. Darcy is free. But that’s not all! Also, for the first time since its release, The Indomitable Miss Elizabeth is only 99 cents in the US and UK Amazon stores!

You see, our dear Miss Elizabeth didn’t want all the attention going to Darcy’s head, so she demanded a bit of the spotlight to keep things equal. She’s a smart cookie. It’s what’s helped her survive the mysteries plaguing Meryton of late! Thanks to her, Darcy hasn’t suffered a day of boredom since they got trapped in Bingley’s library together … but I’ll be quiet now because I don’t want to spoil the story before you get a chance to read it.

So what are you waiting for? Two big books full of sweet romance, shocking secrets, and delightful intrigue for only 99 cents!

The sale ends Sunday night (November 19th), so grab your copies fast!

Click the links above or the picture below to begin your Regency adventure today!

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!