Jami currently has three novels ready for submission: Treasured Claim, a paranormal romance (the Grand Prize Winner of the Valley of the Sun RWA chapter contest, under its former title, and First Place in the Yellow Rose RWA chapter contest), Pure Sacrifice, a paranormal romance, and The Resurrected, an urban fantasy with women’s fiction elements.
In addition, she also has a novella, The Hornet’s Virgin, a post-apocalyptic dark fairytale (First Place in the Celtic Hearts RWA chapter contest).
A shapeshifting dragon on the verge of starvation…
For Elaina Drake, sparkling jewels have lost their luster. Her father’s obsessed with killing her, and her hoard needs more treasure or she’ll starve. On the run, she’s desperate enough to steal—er, acquire.
A modern-day knight seeking redemption…
At his latest fundraiser, Alexander Wyatt, Chicago’s biggest corporate titan, catches an exotic beauty with a stolen necklace. Passion between them ignites a game of temptation where jewelry is the prize.
A predator made prey…
Their love affair turns dangerous when her father discovers her location. No match for the dragon who murdered her mother, Elaina must now choose: succumb to fears of her father and run again, or surrender to love—and forfeit both their lives.
Completed 87K standalone paranormal romance.
Grand Prize Winner (the highest score of all winners across all categories) and First Place in the Fantasy/Futuristic/Paranormal category of the 2012 Hot Prospects contest sponsored by the Valley of the Sun RWA chapter.
First Place in the Paranormal category of the 2013 Winter Rose contest sponsored by the Yellow Rose RWA chapter.
Four-time Finalist: the 2013 Smoky Mountain RWA’s Laurie contest (all three judges gave it a perfect score!), the 2013 Northeast Ohio RWA’s Cleveland Rocks Romance contest, 2nd Place in the 2012 Missouri RWA’s Gateway to the Best contest, and 2nd Place in the 2012 Indiana RWA’s Indiana Golden Opportunity contest. (Some contest wins and finals completed under the former title of The Treasure of a Dragon’s Heart.)
Mythology PR Handbook: “Unicorns: Good. Innocent. Pure.”
Celia Hawkins wishes a man—any man—would notice her. She does not want to reach her twenty-first birthday still a virgin, but the guys at college act like she’s invisible. All except for one…
To save his kind from extinction, Markos Ambrostead, the last shapeshifting Guardian of the unicorn race, must keep the chosen virgin untainted until she turns twenty-one. But his protective magic has flaws…
Four months before her birthday, Markos rescues Celia from an attempted rape. Emboldened by his attention, Celia’s determined to make them… Friends.
Maybe much more.
And that’s going to be a problem when he returns home.
Completed 107K standalone paranormal romance. Set in the same world as Treasured Claim, this story’s worldbuilding establishes The Mythos Chronicles, a loosely-connected paranormal romance series where couples of varied paranormal races each find their happily ever after.
A mother’s choice: Save the world or save her family.
No one would claim an ex-con-artist has the makings of a good mother. Especially not Collette. Regardless, she’s determined to give her son the loving childhood she never had. Devoting herself to her husband and young son might even help atone for her sins.
But her chance for redemption disappears when a power-hungry immortal orchestrates her abduction for his scheme to control the world. Unwilling to add to her score of transgressions, she rebels against his commands—until he threatens to kill her family.
Now Collette must choose: thwart his plans and sacrifice her husband and son, or submit and allow this tyrant to enslave humanity.
Completed 95K urban fantasy with women’s fiction elements. Although this is a self-contained story with a definitive ending, it is intended to be the first book in The 7th Generation series.
While this is a low-class hornet’s snuggery, I still have a shred of self-respect.
Like all female orphans in Downriver, Julia’s life follows a predictable path. Work from the age of two. Endure slavery at a snuggery from the age of eight.
And hope no one buys the key to her belt.
But when a powerful member of the ruling class pays a record amount for the right to strip her of her virginity, she’s going to lose her belt, the one thing protecting her from the rape gangs. Julia’s days of relative safety will end—unless she can unravel the secrets of Downriver in time to save herself.
Completed 21K post-apocalyptic dark fairytale set in a future that mixes barbaric medieval attitudes and steam engine technology. A spam comment to my blog (“While this is a low-class hornet’s snuggery”) inspired the first line of this novella and developed into a full-blown world, filled with hornets, snuggers, and the man who secretly controls them all. First Place in the Paranormal category of the 2012 Novellas Need Love Too contest sponsored by the Celtic Hearts RWA chapter. Finalist in the 2013 How Lyrical Is Your Romance? contest sponsored by Lyrical Press.