Jean Oram


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Jean Oram was raised listening to vinyl in an old school house in the middle of the Canadian prairie. After trekking through six countries and teaching hundreds of people how to ski, she decided it was time to get a ‘real’ career and thus attended university. She wrote for the university's paper as an entertainment reporter where she enjoyed free movies and tickets to hot concerts and events (well, you know... for a small city).

After graduating with distinction and a sociology degree, Jean quickly realized she had aimed herself straight for the fast-paced city life, a desk, nine-to-five, and high heels. Fearful for her sanity as well as the health of her wide feet, she slipped on flats and hid away in a high school library converting teenagers into readers, and enjoying her all-new favorite past time—buying thousands of books with other people’s money. Within years, she began writing her own novels. Champagne and Lemon Drops being her first published novel.

When not writing, Jean likes to camp, hike, read, ski (both downhill and cross-country), and then... do some more writing. She also blogs with other great writers at as well as on her site and

She lives in Alberta, Canada with her husband, daughter, son, and like many other writers, two cats who fill her laptop fan with cat hair as well as a dog who always needs to go out, and two pet mice who are quite simply, cute.

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Love and Danger: A Beach Reads Billionaire Bodyguard Contemporary Romance (Book Club Edition)
Series: The Summer Sisters Tame the Billionaires, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,250. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
One hippie. One ex-military hero. Two very different life philosophies and one situation that will alter the path of destiny.
Love and Trust: A Beach Reads Billionaire Bachelor Contemporary Romance (Book Club Edition)
Series: The Summer Sisters Tame the Billionaires, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,110. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
One lawyer looking to stop a development. One ex-developer shunning his old way of life. Two worlds about to collide. Melanie Summer thought having a law degree would help her find her place in the world. Cut-throat developer Tristen Bell lost everything but the one thing that never mattered—his billion-dollar nest egg. Will these two come together to save Muskoka's heritage?
Vodka and Chocolate Hearts: A Blueberry Springs Valentine's Day Short Story Romance
Series: Blueberry Springs. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
One happy couple. One friend with a not-so-secret crush. One Valentine’s Day that could change it all.
Eggnog and Candy Canes: A Blueberry Springs Sweet Romance Christmas Novella (Book 4)
Series: Blueberry Springs, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,760. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Two enemies. One snowstorm. Because sometimes enemies make the best boyfriends. Nurse Katie Reiter’s nemesis, Dr. Nash Leham is back in Blueberry Springs and he came for one thing—Katie. Will their battles turn to stolen kisses in the midst of a Christmas storm or will Katie find her happily ever after in the arms of another?
Love and Dreams: A Beach Reads Billionaire Tycoon Contemporary Romance (Book Club Edition)
Series: The Summer Sisters Tame the Billionaires, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,300. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
One spitfire graduate. One sexy, burned out billionaire. One small island. Recent grad Maya Summer thought good marks were supposed to set her up for life--she's ready to go. Businessman Connor MacKenzie thought success and having it all was supposed to make life easy--he's ready to stop. When the two come together will they see the other as the enemy or partner in following their new dreams?
Love and Rumors: A Beach Reads Movie Star Billionaire Contemporary Romance (Book Club Edition)
Series: The Summer Sisters Tame the Billionaires, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 78,720. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
One photographer who needs money—fast. One movie star with an offer as tempting as his bad boy smile. Can Hailey Summer, who has remortgaged her entire life, save her family's historic cottage before it's seized by the taxman by selling out celebrity Finian Alexander? Or will Finian's own plans for Hailey put the two of them in the tabloids--together--compounding their problems?
Rum and Raindrops: A Blueberry Springs Sweet Chick Lit Contemporary Romance
Series: Blueberry Springs, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,740. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
One nature guide. One accidental forest fire. And one steamy investigator hot on her tail. Nature guide Jen Kulak's good at running from her problems--except when the police ask her not to leave town after possibly burning down her favorite forest. What will Jen do when her past comes knocking, and her new crush happens to be the investigator in her case?
Whiskey and Gumdrops: A Blueberry Springs Sweet Chick Lit Contemporary Romance
Series: Blueberry Springs, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,900. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
As a small town waitress, Mandy has never felt as though she deserves the love of her best friend Frankie. But when she sees an ex-lover marry her rival she realizes her life is adding up to a big fat nothing and she needs to make a change. With every path in her new life leading back to Frankie, will she finally be able to reconcile that the one thing she's always wanted is the things she needs?
Champagne and Lemon Drops: A Blueberry Springs Chick Lit Sweet Contemporary Romance
Series: Blueberry Springs, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 85,350. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
One woman. Two men. One meddling small town. Raised by her older sister in the small town of Blueberry Springs, all Beth Wilkinson wants is to create a family so big she’ll never be alone. Things are going great until her accountant fiancé, Oz, throws their life in the air, sending her on a journey of discovery paved with choices--including whether to return to her old life.

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Smashwords book reviews by Jean Oram

  • Under The Cover of Wicca on March 14, 2012

    The detail and sensory info was great. The pace fantastic. Great characters. (Part 2--do read part 1 first.) Good editing too--I know that can be tricky to find on Smashwords. My only beef was that I wanted more. I can't bear to wait for book three. Also, I do wish one of the scenes at the end was shown rather than summed up. I so wanted to see what happened! Being Canadian, I also loved the Canadian details. I don't usually read urban fantasy but I loved this one. Darke--write the third part soon! I can't believe you left me hanging. Total cliffhanger. Agony! BTW, I won this one for free on Darke's blog!
  • Spring Fevers on April 27, 2012

    The short stories in this collection were solid 4s and 5s. I normally don't read short stories, but I picked this one up as quite a few of my friends are in it. And sure, that could taint my rating, but I don't think it has. Their skill and stories surprised me and some of them really stood out and won't soon be forgotten. I LOVED J. Lea Lopez's story about connecting with someone romantically. It reminded me a lot in the feel and tone to Jennifer Weiner's stories (one of my favourite authors). It made me wish there was a whole novel of this character so I could follow her longer. Matt Sinclair's story about cheating was an interesting one as I wasn't sure which character to believe until the end. I liked that. Cat Wood's story about love in an elderly couple made me cry. It's sweet to see people still so in love when they are in their 80s. (As you can tell, they felt real to me!) A.M. Supinger's story about the pit broke my heart. Just when I was about to skim she (the author) grabbed me about the throat and shook me to my core. I loooove a story like that. Horrified shock--but in a good way. Well, not 'good' for the characters... but you know. A good read. R.S. Mellette's story was intellectual and a bit philosophical about a boy coming of age. Intriguing. Mindy McGinnis' story had me guessing and doubting until the end. Do you believe a child protagonist? MarcyKate Connolly's story about meeting on a subway and making that connection with an unexpected stranger was sweet. I found myself wanting the character to get her wish. Robb Grindstaff's story made me laugh at the differences between men and women. He illustrates that point quite nicely. Yvonne Osbourne's story about a romance starting during the war felt very real and the situation that arises is something I've wondered about myself. I liked the way she portrayed it. S.Q. Eries story about married couples, betrayal, brothers, and friends wove a nice tight circle. The emotion built and waned in all the right places. The stories in this anthology run you through the whole gambit of emotions and cover all kinds of relationships. Strange as it may be to say, I learned about writing short stories by reading this anthology. Some of these stories felt like gratifying snippets from a larger story while others had a perfect arc in their few thousand words. Not an easy task to accomplish! A great read--and it's free on Smashwords! (And for those who prefer paper--I hear a paperback edition is coming out too.)
  • Of Covens and Packs on Sep. 08, 2012

    This is the third book in the series and I was hoping for a couple of things to happen. Instead all this crazy awesome stuff came from left field. So, things are totally heating up in the story and I can't wait for the next book. I totally didn't see some of this stuff coming--love that! And I can't wait for the next book because, as per usual, Darke Conteur has left me hanging and wanting more! Write faster, Darke! You're torturing me! (In a good way.) As I think I mentioned in the first review, I picked book one up as I know Darke online. I try to read books by the people I know even if they are in genres I don't normally read. Darke's book was a Hugely Pleasant Surprise. I LOVE her stories and the way she tells them. There are no lags and I always want more when I finish reading her books. Definitely give her books a try (and I'm not saying this because I know her a little bit). And again, Darke... write faster!! ;) No pressure.