Bestselling romance author, Maddie James, trips from contemporary to paranormal worlds as she pens stories within, and frequently crossing, a variety of romantic sub-genres. Her stories generally fall within the lines of traditional romance, whether they are sweet or spicy, and her heroes/heroines are always chasing the happily-ever-after.
She's a Food Network junkie, a wannabe gardener, and a closet hermit. She frequently rescues stray pets and plants and an occasional antique wicker table. All of these quirky topics, and more, make their way into her books.
Her first book, THE WILD WEST, a Kensington Precious Gems romance written under a pseudonym, received a Calico Trails Cameo Award. RED: A SEDUCTION TALE, claimed first place as the Romance Book Scene's favorite novella of the year. A three time nominee for a CAPA Award from The Romance Studio, and one time nominee for a Psyche Award, Maddie has also received a number of Top Pick and Best Read reviews from various reviewers. Several of her books have landed on Amazon Top 100 Paid Best Seller lists, including BROKEN, a #1 best seller in western romance, and CRAZY FOR YOU, which reached #8 in contemporary romance.
Maddie is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and its Published Author Network (PAN), Novelists, Inc., and the Independent Book Publisher's Association.
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When Jasmine Walker returns to Legend after a fifteen-year absence—she doesn’t expect her troubled teenage past to collide with her well-planned, professional future.
ENCHANTED LOVER, Tales of Everlasting Love. Seven Novels of Mystical, Magical and Paranormal Romance by Margaret Ethridge, Maddie James, JC Wardon, Cheryl Norman, Jan Scarbrough, and J.M. Kelley
Jackson Porter seeks to fulfill his mother's request and find answers about the imaginary lover who haunts his nights. His future is miles and centuries away from his barrier island home in 1745. The land, his dying mother tells him, is his legacy. She urges him to claim it. In the year 2038, Kari Upton upcoming marriage is one of convenience. Can Jackson find her in time?
Callie: The Long Road Home
Leaving her job behind and heading home to Montana for a family emergency is worrisome enough, but when Callie McKenna’s New York future collides head-on with her Montana past, she is faced with making a life-altering decision.
Sweet, But Sexy (Boxed Set)
Turquoise Morning Press presents eight sweet contemporary romance stories that will convince you that sweet, can still be sexy! We've selected sweet and “sweeter” stories from some of our most popular romance authors to showcase in this set—stories that will take you from the beach to Christmas, from small town to big city, from keeping secrets to building dreams.
Red: A Tale of Seduction
Ever wonder what happened when Little Red Riding Hood grew up? In the bayou? With a grandmother who used potions and magic and stuff? And a wolf who...? Garnet Boudreaux is going home. Not to her apartment in New York City but to her childhood home in the bayou. She doesn’t want to go, and isn’t certain what will be waiting for her when she arrives.
The Soul Mates Series, Book Two
Can lost souls reunite across time, when all hope at love has been abandoned and demons of the past refuse to go away?
The Soul Mates Series, Book One
Can souls touch through time and hold on when all odds are against them?
Claire Winslow vacations on an East Coast barrier island, content with her life and her potential future—until the illusion of a man walking the misty shore haunts her. Then one kiss—a beautiful, soulful, stolen kiss in the night—and her life changes forever.
Perfectly Matched (The Matchmaking Chef Collection)
THE MATCHMAKING CHEF COLLECTION
The eight novellas of The Matchmaking Chef Series
When Suzie Matthews (Bed, Breakfast & You) accidentally cooks up a scene that causes her sister to get back together with her high school boyfriend (Home for the Holidays), she wonders if she can help other singletons living in the small mountain town of Legend, Tennessee find the loves of their lives.
Hard Candy Kisses
THE MATCHMAKING CHEF SERIES, BOOK EIGHT. New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and Legend Elementary teacher Patti Jo Baker has tried every trick in the book to land a date for the annual New Year’s Eve Bash at The Lodge. This includes setting up a kissing booth at the Legend Elementary Winter Carnival—a booth which Principal Jim Hamilton promptly shuts down.
Better Than Chocolate
THE MATCHMAKING CHEF SERIES, BOOK SEVEN. When Scott Matthews escapes to Legend to visit his brother, Brad and his wife Suzie, he has only one request—he wants nothing to do with chocolate. Or to discuss getting fired as master chocolate taster from world-renowned Bianchi Chocolates. What Jillian Bass wants is to make it in Legend. This Manhattan transplant wants to make it big here real bad.
Romancing the Scone
High tea or sweet tea? As long as there are scones, it doesn’t matter. In fact, Suzie’s cousin Sydney Schul, owner of Sydney’s Sugar High Coffee Stop and Bakery, makes the best damned scones east of the Mississippi and south of the Mason Dixon, and there was an article written in Southern’s Best magazine to prove it.
Mate To Order
THE MATCHMAKING CHEF SERIES, BOOK FIVE. When Suzie’s success as a matchmaker hits the national scene about the same time as her debut cooking show on the Food Channel, her new producer comes to her with a list of requirements—not for Suzie’s job, but for a husband.
THE MATCHMAKING CHEF SERIES, BOOK FOUR. Becca North doesn’t want a boyfriend but her best friend Nora does. Becca is so off men. But when Nora, owner of Nora’s Novel Niche, meets Suzie the Matchmaking Chef during a book signing at her store, she finagles her way into a romantic picnic date lunch for her—and a blind date—on Suzie’s television show.
A Perfect Escape
Megan Thomas is running for her life. From Chicago, from the mob, from her controlling husband. She runs to the only place she ever felt at peace, a North Carolina barrier island she remembers from her childhood. Now she only wants to get lost—lost in someone else’s life. A new identity, soothing ocean winds, and a quiet existence are all she needs.
LOVE in a Small Town: Ladies of Legend Boxed Set
LADIES OF LEGEND BOXED SET. Bargain! 8 book boxed set of bestselling and popular Ladies of Legend books! Welcome to Legend, Tennessee–Where romance lives next door. Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, the city of Legend boasts of small town pride and southern elegance. Porches are still for sitting and troubles for one family affect the entire community.
Dates Du Jour
THE MATCHMAKING CHEF SERIES, BOOK THREE. Speed dating? Speed eating is more like it. Suzie Matthews is getting quite the reputation as the Matchmaking Chef, in and around the small town of Legend, Tennessee. When she sets up lunch date after lunch date for Lyssa Larkin, Legend’s homegrown homecoming queen of 1997, she knows she’s about bit off more than she can chew....
Hot Crossed Buns
The Matchmaking Chef Series, Book Two. What’s a small town cop to do when the love of his life runs away when he pops the question? Wild Katie Long, she’ll never settle down. But Chris Marks has had his eye on her for a long time. When Chris hires Suzie to set him up with a romantic dinner for two, Suzie does all she can to set the mood. *Note: contains light spanking scene.
In this first installment of The Matchmaking Chef series, we find Suzie Matthews hard at work on her new cookbook, Perfectly Matched. After finding her own perfect match with her husband, Brad, in Bed, Breakfast & You, and then working a little magic reuniting her sister with her high school boyfriend, Matt, in Home for the Holidays, Suzie feels confident in her new-found matchmaking skills.
To Catch A Billionaire
VINTAGE CATEGORY ROMANCE #102. All Blaire Kincaid wants is to make her father proud. So far her track record isn’t so great. That’s why she takes the case from Reva MacGlenary, one of the most influential women this side of Montpelier. So using her newly polished P.I. skillset, Blaire heads out to find the long missing heir of multi-billionaire Maximillian MacGlenary.
A Legendary Christmas (Boxed Set, 4 Novellas)
It’s Christmas in Legend, Tennessee and there is no finer place to visit than this small mountain town, sitting snug and cozy in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Stories in the A Legendary Christmas series include:
Santa’s Kiss by Jan Scarbrough
Christmas Collision by Magdalena Scott
The Christmas Gift by Janet Eaves
Home For The Holidays by Maddie James
Home for the Holidays
A Legendary Christmas Tale, Ladies of Legend Series. The last thing Chelly Schul wants is to go home for the holidays. She left her hometown of Legend, Tennessee on a wing and a prayer two years earlier and hasn’t returned. Her leaving humiliated her entire family, particularly her sister Suzie, since she ran off with Suzie’s (almost-ex) husband. But now she has no choice....
The "Dead Guys Still Want It" Series, Book One.
All Mitzi Winston wants is enough money to pay this month’s mortgage payment. That’s the only reason she even considers the phone sex job. Ever since her husband’s disappearance, she’s held things together quite nicely—until recently. And now, well, she just needs the money.
Dr. Caleb Wyatt thinks the peaceful little town of Greenfield is the perfect place to start his veterinary practice…until the morning he opens the doors of his animal clinic.
Nora wasn’t out to find a job. She was only seeking help for a hairball and flea-infested, newly rescued cat she’d given a furever home. She wasn’t looking for a man either...
It’s been a decade since Garth Nash left the Triple R Ranch to become a bull riding star. Now he’s back home to pay his final respects to the man he’d loved like a father, and to console the pesky tomboy he’d loved like a little sister.
But there’s nothing pesky or boyish about Amarilla Ray now. She’s a gorgeous, barrel-racing cowgirl who knows exactly what she wants....
Murder on the Mountain
A Ladies of Legend Romantic Suspense Novel.
Kate Carpenter thinks her Tennessee State trooper husband is dead. ATF Agent Michael Lehman knows he is not. When Michael goes undercover into Kate’s elementary classroom posed as a school drug cop, his mission is to find out what Kate knows about her husband’s supposed death, and to determine if she has any involvement in hiding away the AWOL trooper.
Crazy for You
A lovely nineties-style flower child, Tasha Smith enjoys her laid-back life at the shop where she sells organic fruits and vegetables, even though she’s been in a funk over a broken engagement. Determined to shake her blues, she heads down to sunny Jamaica, and hooks up with a most unlikely companion—a workaholic salesman who has no idea how sexy he looks in his Brooks Brothers suit!
Bed, Breakfast and You
Suzie Schul has it all. A booming business, a wonderful town to live in, and, well, food. Yeah, she loves to cook and she’s the best darned cook in Legend, Tennessee. Everybody says so. She runs her own B&B, has published a cookbook, conducts cooking classes on Saturdays, and caters for special events and holidays.
What more could she want, really?
Rawhide and Roses
She's all roses...he's rough-and-ready rawhide.
Sophisticated Kim Martin is hardly equipped for a Colorado camping trip, especially when her mountain guide is a rough-edged cowboy, untamed as the wilderness. His outdoors style might jump-start some women but a strictly indoors woman like Kim finds him - almost resistible....
The heartbreaker is back in town…
Lucki Stevenson spends most of her time coaching unruly teenagers and avoiding the unwelcome advances of a co-worker in her Parks Department job. So when all-grown-up, boy-next-door, Dr. Sam Kirk moves back into his childhood home, she doesn’t hesitate welcoming him back into town and her life, as her childhood best friend, of course.
Falling for Grace
The owner of a sophisticated boutique called Romantically Yours, Gracie Hart is the Diva of Romance. Who could have guessed that she has no intention of ever falling in love again, no matter how loud her biological clock keeps ticking? Until, that is, her new tenants, Carson Price and his six-year-old daughter Izzie arrive on the scene and proceed to wreak havoc in her life-and her heart.
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