Jan Moran


Jan Moran is a bestselling author of 20th century historical and contemporary novels, including The Winemakers, Scent of Triumph, the Love California series, and Fabulous Fragrances I and II, which earned positions on Rizzoli Books top ten bestseller list. Her historical novels have been translated into German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Russian, and Lithuanian, among other languages, and have also been published in audio and large print editions. Jan has been featured in international media, including CNN, Allure, Elle, Vogue, InStyle, Costco, and Women's Wear Daily. She is writing more novels and screenplays, and blogs on her site at JanMoran.com.

Smashwords Interview

Your Love, California series is set in Beverly Hills, but the action is often flung across the globe. How do you decide where to take your character?
I’ve traveled all over the world (although there are still many places I’d love to go!). In Flawless, Verena and Lance have a passionate visit to Paris. They stay in one of my favorite hotels (The Villa and Hôtel Majestic), and they dine at some fabulous restaurants I’ve visited, including fun favorites, Le Crabe Marteau and Le Speakeasy. The main action takes place in Beverly Hills, but these women are world travelers. And that’s half the fun.

The characters’ business interests are naturally aligned with their personalities, but I’m always looking for glamorous industries that have an unsavory underside to them.
What are you working on next?
I just completed The WInemakers, my second historical novel for St. Martin's Press set in Napa and Montalcino, Italy, and I have several more books in the contemporary Love, California Series underway.
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Love, California
The Love, California series novels are stylish, heartfelt contemporary stories of best friends aspiring to live the lives of their dreams. Set in sunny Southern California, the fun and suspense begin with Flawless in Beverly Hills. In these linked, stand-alone novels, each one features a different friend in the group in the lead (and a fabulous international trip). Follow Verena, Scarlett, Fianna, Dahlia, Penelope, and Elena as they pursue their creative passions, overcome the odds, and discover romance along the way. Experience the beauty of France, Spain, Australia, Ireland, and Denmark, and the shores of Maui, Malibu, and Monte Carlo. From author Jan Moran, who also writes historical fiction for St. Martin's Press (The Winemakers, Scent of Triumph). Most of her books are also available in audiobooks, which are read by Erin Bennet, a popular award-winning voice-over actress. Get to know Jan at JanMoran.com and sign up on her VIP list to be the first to learn about new books and special offers. (All books are PG-rated. No graphic sex, violence, or offensive language.)


Sparkle (A Love, California Novel, Book 6)
Series: Love, California. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,590. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
An Academy Award night jewel heist. A suspicious insurance investigator. What happens when Jake falls for the sassy jeweler he’s investigating? When jeweler-to-the-stars Elena Eaton is ensnared in a daring jewelry heist on the night of the Academy Awards, she discovers that nothing in Hollywood is as it seems. A linked, stand-alone novel. Visit JanMoran.com for more.
Style (A Love, California Series Novel, Book 5)
Series: Love, California. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,060. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Stalked by paparazzi, top model Penelope Plessen stands to lose everything. Though Stefan once broke her heart, he’s the only man she trusts. Should she risk her heart to save her life? This is the life she’s dreamed of, yet it all implodes during Fashion Week in New York City. A linked, stand-alone novel. Visit JanMoran.com for more.
The Love, California Box Set (Books 1-3)
Series: Love, California. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 206,520. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Can one summer change the lives of three best friends? Join them as they fall in love with a Paris chef, an Irish rock star, and a restaurant owner in Spain. “If you love Danielle Steel and Jackie Collins, you’ll adore Jan Moran’s stories.” –Goodreads Reviewer. Get your 3-book set now to escape into a glamorous, feel-good get-away at a special price! Stand-alone, linked novels. JanMoran.com
Essence (A Love, California Series Novel, Book 4)
Series: Love, California. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,230. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
An old family secret. A handsome Formula 1 race car driver. Can Dahlia handle the dangerous curves ahead when their worlds collide? When indie perfumer Dahlia Dubois steps in to lead the iconic, international perfume house her grandmother founded, she soon discovers that nothing is as it seems—including the intriguing man she met in Cannes, France. A linked, stand-alone novel. Visit JanMoran.com
Vintage Perfumes: Classic Fragrances from the 19th and 20th Centuries
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 46,610. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Beauty & fashion, Fiction
Vintage perfumes are classic fragrances that have stood the test of time. A collection of popular beloved perfumes from 1850 to 1980, Vintage Perfumes is an insightful collection of feminine, masculine, and unisex favorites from bygone years. Fragrances from Chanel, Dior, Caron, Creed, Jean Patou, and many others are included.
Runway (A Love, California Series Novel, Book 3)
Series: Love, California. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,470. Language: American English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A sabotaged fashion show. An Irish rock star. A missing bride. Can designer Fianna Fitzgerald survive her debut season? After Fianna Fitzgerald's debut runway show of her fashion designs, a walk on the Malibu beach with reclusive rock star Niall Finley nearly claims their lives when they get caught in high tides. Will the bond they form be enough to last a lifetime? A linked, stand-alone novel.
Beauty Mark (A Love, California Series Novel, Book 2)
Series: Love, California. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,040. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A treacherous boss. The client from hell. Can Scarlett survive a deadly career while an old friend turns into a new love? In the glamorous world of high stakes fashion, Scarlett Sandoval is a top attorney working in Los Angeles, London, and Madrid. Johnny, a handsome Beverly Hills restaurateur she's known all her life, offers protection when she’s marked for murder. A linked, stand-alone novel.
Flawless (A Love, California Series Novel, Book 1)
Series: Love, California, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 85,240. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A handsome celebrity chef. A treacherous ex. Can Verena Valent survive the biggest break of her career, or will it break her? After meeting with celebrity chef Lance Martel in Beverly Hills, Verena Valent realizes there's more to life than business. A trip to Paris and a surprise meeting with Lance ignites a romance Verena hadn't expected. A stand-alone novel in a linked series. JanMoran.com

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