Jill James


Jill James is a self published author, with books in contemporary, paranormal, and zompoc romance. She didn't start out wanting to be a writer. She wanted to be a doctor, a lawyer, an astronaut, and President of the United States. Along the way, life happened and she realized she could be all those things; between the pages of the books she wrote. She lives in Northern Nevada with her husband, the inspiration for all her romance novel heroes.

When she isn't writing, she is reading. She also collects salt and pepper shakers on her vacations.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy in writing is being in what I call "The Zone." That is when you look up from your computer and hours have passed and you see pages of a book that you don't even remember writing and you read the words and you can't believe they came from you. It's like magic. That's when I know something special has passed between me and the story. I want that for the reader. To look up after hours of reading and to be surprised that they are home, to feel like they returned from a journey.
When did you first start writing?
In the fifth grade, I had a wonderful teacher, Mrs. Katherine Whitaker. She loved creative writing. Each week we had to write a story based on a title she gave us. I don't remember them all, but I do remember The Runaway Chevrolet and The Peanut Butter Airplane. Everyone else complained that we had to write two WHOLE pages of a story. I worried that the story I wanted to write wouldn't fit in two pages, and most of the time I was right.
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Time of Zombies
A series of books set in the near future of a zombie apocalypse. Urban fantasy romance
The Zombie Hunter's Wife
Price: $3.99 USD.
A Time to Kill Zombies
Price: $4.99 USD.
Zombies in the Grass
Price: $2.99 USD.
Ghost Releasers, Inc.
Ghost Releasers, Inc. is a series of books taking place in and around the paranormal research company of Ghost Releasers, Inc.
Ghostly Intentions
Price: $3.99 USD.
Shifters of San Laura
Shifters of San Laura are the stories of gender shifters living in San Laura, California.
Dangerous Shift
Price: $4.99 USD.


Time of Zombies Books 1-3
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 182,570. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Time of Zombies is the 3 full-length novels of the Time of Zombies series. Love in the Time of Zombies is Emily and Seth's story. The Zombie Hunter's Wife is Michelle and Teddy's story. A Time to Kill Zombies is Lila and Jack's story. In the ZA, survival is not enough. Love is as important as food, water, and shelter.
Zombies in the Grass
Series: Time of Zombies. Pre-release—available March 9, 2021. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A drummer in a band before the zombie apocalypse, Danny Lopez now leads a band of runaway children in the Sierra foothills. Army captain Willa Zara has always followed orders. Will conscripting children be one order too many? When danger surrounds them on all sides, will their love be enough in the time of zombies? Zombies in the Grass is book 4 in the Time of Zombies series.
Ghostly Intentions
Series: Ghost Releasers, Inc.. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,710. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Megan Trent misses her dead husband, but he returns as a sexy ghost visitor every night. When events turn dark, she knows she’s can't stop the evil on her own. Jack O’Malley of Ghost Releasers, Inc. is her only hope. Sparks fly from the moment they meet, but Jack won't compete with a ghost. After her dead husband’s release, a dark power remains. Jack and Megan fight to save their lives and love.
A Time to Kill Zombies
Series: Time of Zombies. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,840. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
No law enforcement. No volunteer search parties. No AMBER alerts. How do you find a kidnapped child in the zombie apocalypse? Jack and Lila will risk it all, their lives and their love, to find their daughter in the time of zombies. Lies kept them apart. The truth will save them all. urban fantasy/romance/zompoc
The Zombie Hunter's Wife
Series: Time of Zombies. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,720. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Michelle Greggs lost it all the day the zombies rose. Now she huddles behind cement walls, afraid to live life. Teddy Ridgewood's live for today attitude irks her, even while she can't deny the yearnings he causes in her, to live and to love. When a twisted preacher lusts after Michelle, Teddy will help her find the inner strength he knows she has to fight the evil and the undead.
Love in the Time of Zombies
Series: Time of Zombies. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,170. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
First influenza, then virus Z decimated the Earth's population. Now, Emily Gray is just trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. When she meets and falls for Seth Ripley she learns that just surviving isn’t enough if you don’t have someone to share the danger, your life, and your love.
The Reluctant Bride
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,210. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Claire Woods and Jimmy Tyler were high-school sweethearts with a marriage proposal on prom night. Ten years later and they are no closer to the altar than that far away romantic night, thanks to Claire’s family. Traits run in families, divorce runs in Claire’s own. Jimmy Tyler will need help to get this reluctant bride to the altar. With family and friends they just might make it happen.
The Christmas Con
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Robin Cappington is a reformed jewel thief, stealing from the thieves to return to the owners. She needs Ian Marr for a job. One catch; he’s the man who broke her heart and got her dad sent to prison. Forced to work together to steal back The Christmas Rose may be just what Santa had in mind for the two ex-lovers.
The Lake Willowbee Series
Series: The Lake Willowbee Books, Books 1 - 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,530. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
The Lake Willowbee Series Books 1-3 Divorce, Interrupted - Todd and Lisa's story Dare To Trust - Brady and Evie's story Defend My Love - Daniel and Megan's story All stories originally published as single eBooks.
Defend My Love
Series: The Lake Willowbee Books, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,140. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Megan Kirby thought all she wanted was her freedom. Freedom to leave prison behind. Freedom to be the wife and mother she had been denied up to now. Daniel Kirby wanted his sweet, naïve wife back. Four years of prison took all that away. But, Megan wants the world to know of her innocence and for someone else to pay for her lost years.
Dangerous Shift
Series: Shifters of San Laura. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,240. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Shapeshifters live among us but remain unknown except for the highest echelons of law enforcement, the military, science, and medical fields—until now. Shapeshifter cops, Lt. Nikki Hill and Lt. Sean Evans are on the clock to stop a Shapeshifter species extinction virus. *Finalist - 2013 Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Award
Dare To Trust
Series: The Lake Willowbee Books, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,740. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Book 2-The Lake Willowbee Series Evie Grimes, on the run from her stalker ex-husband, falls for Brady Jackson, but she's not sure she can dare to trust another man with her heart. Brady Jackson will do anything to protect the woman he loves. When her ex-husband turns up dead everyone wonders if Brady took protecting Evie too far. Book 1 - Divorce, Interrupted Book 3 - Defend My Love
Divorce, Interrupted
Series: The Lake Willowbee Books, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 18,000. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
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Book 1 - The Lake Willowbee Series Newly-divorced Todd and Lisa Miller are stranded at their mountain cabin. There to divide a lifetime of memories, they soon are in danger from more than the anger between them. A vicious storm forces them to rely on each other to survive. Can they trust the one person they lost belief in? Or are their hearts in danger from more than floods and frigid weather?