Julie Napier


Julie is a writer, a runner, an artist, a baker and a wife and mother of four.

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Crocodile Rock
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,420. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
After a horrendous incident they never speak about, resident New Yorkers Corey Thomas and her younger brother find themselves at their quiet grandmother’s farmhouse in Beechnut, Wisconsin. Lucas Walsh, deliberately awkward outcast, finds his direction when he sees Corey dance and forges the first-and only friendship he will ever need. A ghost story, a tale of love and loss. Crocodile Rock.
Tender Thorn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,900. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Austen believed she had found the perfect beachside town for a quiet, anonymous life free from the horrors of her past. The soulful lines of a single song and the mysterious tattoo on her hip conceal her darkest secrets; secrets Casey steadfastly tries to draw from her as his love for her grows. The only way Austen can accept Casey's love is to confront the demon of her past...and triumph.

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  • Secret Santa, A Bluegrass Series Novella on Dec. 07, 2013

    My first taste of Kathleen Brooks and the Bluegrass Brothers series...and as a romantic novel I really enjoyed it. The characters were fun and the fairy godmother element was perfect for the Christmas feel of the novel. Some of the details used a little bit of imagination to accept--such as the Malinois dog being friendly and jovial, and everyone being gorgeous and happy and in love--but the warm and cozy description of the Bluegrass was light and felt familiar and authentic. Some of the descriptions really stuck with me, really popped in the pages and lingered long after. Such as the Santa with the abs. That one will be hard to forget ;)
  • Greater Than Rubies: Novella Inspired by the Jewel Series on Dec. 08, 2013

    The first Christian romance I have read. I have to admit the God and Christ references seemed overwhelming to me and kind of out of place with the rest of the story. The main characters were all beautiful and dashing, like most romance books, but flawed. The characters were well developed, the dialogue crisp and intriguing, the back stories were a little whitewashed but also interesting. This book reminded me of a Nora Roberts trilogy without the steamy love scenes and a whole lot of talk about Christianity.
  • Bluegrass Undercover on Jan. 28, 2014

    "Bluegrass Undercover" was a cheerful, predictable read with some fun, quirky elements. Being from the Bluegrass, some of the descriptions really leapt off the pages for me (high school football games!), while others I kind of missed(horses?) The characters were developed mostly through their actions and dialogue and the greatest example of this was the dog and his bows. There were so many characters that were hard to differentiate in a short number of pages at one point. I felt as though the DEA agent and ex Ranger were soft caricatures of actual jobs but this worked to move the story along in its safe, predictable manner. The "baddies" were transparent, goofy and didn't really provide an element of danger that would add some conflict to the story. The funniest parts, for me, were the references to outside works, like "Pride and Prejudice," and I enjoyed the wry humor this brought to the story. All in all I like this author's voice and she seems like a delightful person who tells it like she sees it and writes accordingly.