Jacqueline Diamond

Biography

Jacqueline Diamond has sold 100 novels, including mysteries, romantic comedy, medical romances, romantic intrigue and paranormal thrillers. She received a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times magazine and has twice been a Rita Award finalist. Jackie is a former Associated Press reporter and television columnist in Los Angeles. You can find a complete booklist and sign up for her free monthly newsletter on her website, www.jacquelinediamond.com. You can email Jackie at jdiamondfriends@yahoo.com.

Smashwords Interview

Seriously, you’ve sold more than 95 novels? How is that possible?
I sold my first novel, a hardcover Regency romance (set in Jane Austen’s era) thirty years ago. Since then, I’ve sold about three books a year, to publishers including St. Martin’s Press, Harlequin, Five Star Mysteries and William Morrow. When you break it down by year—I write fulltime—it doesn’t seem quite as overwhelming. By the way, that first novel, Lady in Disguise, is now available as an ebook.
You’ve published in a lot of genres—Regency romance, medical romance, romantic comedies, mysteries, even paranormal thrillers. Why not stick to just one?
Writing the same type of book can be fun and challenging, but exploring other genres keeps me fresh. It’s fun to play with possibilities, as I did in my romantic time travel One Husband Too Many. Occasionally I get an idea that’s really out in left field and it seizes me and won’t let go—that happened with Out of Her Universe. But I don’t want to disappoint readers who enjoy my contemporary medical romances, so I’m still writing those, too.
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Where to find Jacqueline Diamond online


Where to buy in print


Books

Calling All Glass Slippers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,170. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Once upon a time, prince not-so-charming broke her heart. Now a savvier Cinderella is ready to repay the favor. But when playwright Laura Ellison poured her heartbreak into a script about magical glass slippers that make people fall in love with the wrong person, she had no idea it would cast a spell on everyone involved in the production—including her and the handsome director who dumped her.
Cindy and the Fella
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,660. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
They’re united by love…for the wrong people. Second-grade teacher Cindy McChad is brave and caring but clueless about her appearance; English professor Hugh Bemling has the soul of a knight but the physique of a nerd. Seeking to win their "true" loves, they find their fairy godmothers--and more--in each other. This romantic comedy was a finalist for the Golden Quill and Booksellers Best awards.
4 Family Romances Book Bundle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 240,780. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Special value: 4 full-length, heartwarming romances featuring kids and holidays, by the best-selling author of more than 95 novels. Meet the veterinarian heroine of A Warm December and the injured ballerina in By Leaps and Bounds, share an unexpected pregnancy in Old Dreams, New Dreams and fall in love with the madcap hero of The Trouble With Terry.
More Than the Doctor Ordered
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,480. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
She’d like a (small) epidemic, and an unforgettable man. The only doctor in Nowhere Junction, Texas, Mimsy Miles dreams of saving her patients from an epidemic. Then, into her town motorcycles handsome Lucas McRifle, a man with a secret. When a real epidemic strikes, Mimsy must save the day with Lucas’s help, until his secret threatens to break both their hearts. Winner of a Romantic Times L
The Trouble With Terry
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,530. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
He’s the perfect daddy for Christmas, but can he be a man for all seasons? Terry writes spooky novels, his car resembles a dragon and Karen's children adore him. He’s also buying the Victorian house she loves but has to sell. Even when Karen has to rent back part of the house, she’s determined to keep the arrangement temporary. But after a magical holiday season, life might have other plans.
What the Doctor Didn't Tell Her
Price: Free! Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.50)
During their medical training, obstetrician Daniel Durand broke her heart. Now, after years of silence, he shows up with a little girl and a surprise. Dr. Sarah Matthews has every reason to mistrust Daniel when he joins her California medical group. Why did he suddenly break off their relationship, and why has he moved back into her life? By the author of Designer Genes and Yours, Mine and Ours.
Designer Genes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,590. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.67)
There was a shocking mix-up at the sperm bank. Now blonde L.A. sophisticate Buffy Arden arrives in Nowhere Junction, Texas, to introduce her cute little girl to the infant’s unprepared father, no-nonsense auto mechanic Carter Murchison. Laugh out loud with this screwball romantic comedy by the author of Yours, Mine and Ours and The Rancher’s Unusual Nanny.
The Rancher's Unusual Nanny
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,290. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She’s a psychology professor disguised as a nanny. And boy, is she in trouble! Nancy Verano’s spending the summer on a Texas ranch as a nanny, secretly filling in for her unreliable younger sister. She never meant to trick handsome rancher Max Richter, but she has to publish or perish, even if it’s a pop culture magazine article about hunky cowboys. Only she never expected to fall for one!
Echoes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,500. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Horror » Crime
The Earth is being invaded by stealth. In San Paradiso, California, a serial killer preys on young women with all clues pointing to the mayor, despite his foolproof alibis. A senator dies mysteriously, while his widow becomes the target of an extortion attempt based on her secret fantasies. Investigating reporter Laura Bennett finds herself unexpectedly at the center of a demonic plot.
Run, Run, Runaway Bride
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,950. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Have wedding dress, will travel! Impulsive Samantha Avery walks down the aisle on a whim. But when the groom hands her a ring she recognizes as stolen, she has to run, and keep running until his trial. In a remote resort town under construction, she meets the brawny boss, who needs a wife for legal reasons. But can she count on Kieran French to keep her safe…from himself?
The Cowboy and the Heiress
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,040. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Bounty hunter Jon Everett has handcuffed the wrong blonde. Now he needs her help so they can pose as a couple at a marriage renewal weekend while flushing out a murderess. Fun-loving heiress Maddy Armand longs for adventure, but this is turning out to be more than she bargained for. Diamond—the author of 100 published novels--incorporates a touch of magic and offbeat plot twists.
Touch Me in the Dark
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,600. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A young widow and her seven-year-old son just moved into a rooming house with a troubled past. Sharon Mahoney is drawn to her neighbor, injured ex-cop Ian Fanning, only to discover he’s obsessed with painting the woman his grandfather murdered—who looks exactly like Sharon. Strange events build as an old murder case seems to be playing out with ghostly twists.
Shadowlight
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,970. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In a land ruled by a cruel queen, only the monarch's half sister—born of an ancient, powerful but despised race--can stand against her and her ally, the master of the undead. Although the sister, Shadow, has inherited special gifts, she and her ragtag friends must journey to a forbidden realm to enlist the aid of a great mage who has the power to claim her heart, and to betray her.
Out of Her Universe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,400. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Strange perceptions trouble artist Hannah Fleischer, who has no idea she’s from another universe. Brought as a child from a parallel world where history has taken a dangerously different course, she believes she’s found happiness with a handsome police detective. But when the universes unexpectedly reconnect, cascading events thrust Hannah into a crisis that could destroy both her worlds.
One Husband Too Many
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,330. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Magic sends her back through time…to the rogue she's trying to avoid! On the verge of divorcing, Jana Edwards wishes to go back six years, before she impulsively married a man she hardly knew. But when an heirloom pendant grants her wish, she’s isolated with the same charming rogue, who’s using another name. What’s he up to, and why is she falling in love again?
How to Write a Novel in One (Not-so-easy) Lesson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,130. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
After selling more than 90 novels and teaching writing to over 100 students, bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond shares her knowledge of the craft of fiction in this 24,000-word book (about 80 pages). No one-size-fits-all schemes, just solid information with a personal touch, and tips organized to help you in any genre, no matter how much or how little writing experience you have.
Yours, Mine and Ours
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,300. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
She’s the new nanny to her own triplets… After dance teacher Robin Lindstrom donated eggs eight years ago, she never knew whether any children resulted. Now, out of a job, she goes to work for widower Flint Harris, whose trio of seven-year-olds have driven away a series of nannies. But they have no intention of driving Robin away, because the precocious kids have discovered her secret.
A Romance Writer's Guide to Love and Marriage
Price: Free! Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage
(5.00)
“In our culture, it is often assumed that romantic love and physical attraction are all we need to have a successful marriage. In reality, other factors are not only equally important but often more critical in the long run.” So writes Jacqueline Diamond, author of more than 90 romances, mysteries and other novels, in this short, practical guide co-authored with her husband.
The Ghost and Cheri
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,390. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Gothic, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
Can she live happily ever after in a haunted house? Cheri’s 7-year-old nephew is hearing voices in the night. Is it possible the old house he inherited from his parents came with ghosts? Then handsome Sky Welton arrives, eager to assist. But a paranormal investigator—a ghostbuster—isn’t what Cheri has in mind, either to ease her nephew’s fears or to tempt her vulnerable heart.
By Leaps and Bounds
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,430. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She used to be a ballerina…At the height of Kerry Guthrie’s success, an accident cut short her career. Now she’s on her feet again, teaching young dancers and hoping for a comeback. Then she butts heads with the policeman father of her 15-year-old star student, and feels a new kind of spark. The author has sold more than 90 novels and received a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times.
The Eyes of a Stranger
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,570. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Has Diane Hansen just interviewed the man who’s going to kill her? After putting her life back together following a tragedy, Diane has found a new love and a teenage “little sister,” Lara Ryan. Then, a story she writes on a pop psychic who once led police to the body of a murdered teen takes on chilling implications when a second girl is murdered and—so says the psychic—another is yet to come...
Danger Music
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,900. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00)
Freelance writer Kenny Rubin has no intention of reawakening a killer when she sets out to solve the strangulation death five years earlier of an aspiring actress. Her magazine assignment: to find the name of the killer before the airing of a TV movie about the murder. But many of the people making the film knew the victim, and, as Kenny begins interviewing them, people around her start dying.
Old Dreams, New Dreams
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,680. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Will a pregnancy derail their dreams? Young widow Emma Lindt is finally making good on her goal of becoming a hairdresser to the stars. Then she runs into former classmate Eric Jameson, the heartthrob voted most likely to succeed, who’s put his own dreams on hold until now. They’re both full of ambitions, but fate has a pint-size surprise in store for them.
Capers and Rainbows
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,430. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She’s zany, notorious, and in love with Mr. Wrong. Heiress Whitney Greystone is a reformed rebel, sort of. Running her family’s soft-drink business with Jonas Ameling, the old-fashioned man she secretly adores, she’s determined to stay out of trouble. But when a promotional stunt goes awry, Whitney must save the day--while saving her nights for Jonas.
Unlikely Partners
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,450. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
An heiress is missing, but Sarah the librarian is on the case! Shy Sarah Farentino lives through mystery novels. When handsome Michael McCord comes into the library looking for clues to track down his missing fiancée, Sarah seizes the chance to live her fantasies and help find his fiancée--even if she loses her heart along the way. By the winner of a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times.
A Warm December
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,100. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
For holiday cheer, try a romantic comedy with an orphan, cute animals and a hunky Santa Claus. Executive Dave Anders isn't veterinarian Merrie McGregor’s type, but she’ll agree to a fake engagement so she can give her young niece a home. The problem is, Dave may be taking his role as her fiancé too much to heart. Jacqueline Diamond received a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times.
Song for a Lady
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,100. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Unfairly blamed for her mother’s sins, Lady Deborah Martin can’t seem to please her father. Then, in standing up for herself, she offends another important man in her life, handsome Lord Foxborough. Treated as little more than a servant, this Regency-era Cinderella has her own plans to make a life on the stage, and if the men disapprove, they’d best watch out! Written by an award-winning author.
The Day-Dreaming Lady
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,340. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Can a Regency lady win back the man she rejected? When Lady Sara Rowdon's parents forbade her to marry the impoverished man she loved, no one suspected he would one day return with a title, a fortune and a grudge. But perhaps, if she stops day-dreaming and puts her mind to it, she might discover how he truly feels about her. A charming Cinderella story by an award-winning author.
The Forgetful Lady
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,300. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Weary of flirtatious games in scandal-loving Regency London, Lady Elizabeth Fairchild is determined to be her honest self. But difficulties arise when she loses her memory...and falls in love with a highly honourable lord who believes she caused his friend’s death. Without a memory, how can she be certain of her innocence? A finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA Award.
Lady in Disguise
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,540. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
In Regency England, Lady Victoria Courtney secretly loves the dashing Richard, Marquis of Lansdon, who has never noticed her. On a journey to meet her new stepmother, Victoria is mistaken for a woman of the London stage and impulsively takes on the role. She fails to realise that her disguise will throw her into Richard’s path, with surprising results. Romantic comedy by an award-winning author.
A Lady of Letters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,110. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Poet Marianne Arnet’s parents, unfairly accused of spying for Napoleon, have fled Regency England. Now the handsome, powerful Lord Whitestone bars her from the London Season and a longed-for chance to mingle in the literary world. Lord Whitestone doesn’t realise that Marianne is his secret correspondent, and that she’s determined to come to London, even in disguise. By an award-winning author.
A Lady's Point of View
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,260. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
(4.00)
A nearsighted Regency lady stumbles into the wrong carriage and arrives at the estate of handsome Lord Bryn, who mistakes her for a governess. Meg, who has been sent home from London in disgrace after accidentally offending an important figure, decides she prefers working with mischievous children to living in idleness and isolation. But then she falls in love. By an award-winning author.

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Smashwords book reviews by Jacqueline Diamond

  • Cattitude on Dec. 08, 2011

    I was willing to accept the premise of a cat and a woman accidentally switching bodies—light paranormal is fun!—but where was the author going from there? Nowhere that I’ve ever been before, and the results are not only fresh but thoroughly entertaining. There’s laugh-out-loud humor, along with unexpected twists and a deft understanding of how a cat in human form would view the world. Ramer develops the storyline in an unpredictable way, and pulls it off beautifully. The romance comes together believably, too. I loved this book and look forward to reading more of the author’s work.