Novels

Watch my review of ‘Sweetbriar Cottage’ and me reading out the new blurb for ‘Stuck With You’!

 

Watch Jessica Kate's review of Denise Hunter's 'Sweetbriar Cottage'Denise Hunter has been a favorite author of mine for years and ‘Sweetbriar Cottage’ was a particularly gripping romance.

The story centers around Josie and Noah, a young divorced couple who realise there’s been a mistake in their paperwork and they’re still married.

When Josie brings Noah the new divorce papers, the pair are trapped in a snowstorm at his cottage and the close quarters force them to examine their relationship.

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Stuck With You blurb release!

Stuck With You - A novel by Jessica Kate

Stuck With You

Kimberly Foster and Samuel Payton can only agree on two things:

  1. they love their best friend/cousin, Aussie dairy farmer Jules Hogan, and
  2. they cannot stand each other.

The pair run up-and-coming Virginia-based youth ministry ‘Asylum’, founded to be a ‘safe place with crazy love’ for dozens of struggling teenagers.

Kimberly wants nothing more than to be accepted as a part of a team, and shows it by devising an expansion plan that will take Asylum to the next level.

However, Sam’s taken risks before—and almost destroyed his family’s business in the process. Kimberly will have to pry Asylum out of his cold, dead fingers before he lets this high-stakes plan swing into action.

When Jules is injured on her Australian farm and unable to work, both cash in their long-overdue vacation days and fly Down Under to help out.

However, Jules’ recovery will take weeks and her financial situation is scarier than the statistics on Australian spider bites.

Stuck on the other side of the world in the middle of nowhere, Sam and Kimberly have no one to rely on but each other as they attempt to save Jules’s livelihood.

Stuck With You is a sassy romance about life and love when the risks don’t pan out . . . and when they do.


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First lines: Stuck With You

First lines of Stuck With You, a novel by Jessica Kate

Hey everyone! I hit the 40,000 word milestone this week on my inspirational contemporary romance Stuck With You.

I’ve also been working with a few other authors to polish up the ‘blurb’, so hopefully I’ll be releasing that to you in the next few weeks.

Hope you enjoy this small sneak peek! 🙂

Book review: Then There Was You

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Check our my first YouTube book review on Kara Isaac’s Christian romance, Then There Was You. 

Plus, you’ll hear how progress on my current project Stuck With You is going, and check out my back-and-forth videos with multi-published author Johnnie Alexander!

 

 

Writing about Australia

Hey! If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you would’ve seen my announcement that my new work-in-progress features American characters who find themselves in Australia!

I’m basing the rural farm where they have their adventures on one of the places where I grew up, and I give some extra insight into the process in my blog post over at Emilie Hendryx’s Thinking Thoughts blog.

Enjoy!

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The day we arrived on the farm I’m using as inspiration for my new manuscript.

BONUS sneak peek at Hating Jeremy Walters

Thanks for the likes and shares, folks! Here’s a paragraph from the first conversation between the hero and heroine, Jeremy and Natalie:

[Jeremy to Natalie] “You saw me drooling on the footpath.”

She blinked.

He offered a small smile. “Let’s start over. Hi.”

“Let’s not. Goodbye.” She spun toward the door.

“Is that my phone you’re holding?”

Natalie turned back.

He breathed a small sigh of relief. “What are you doing here, anyway?”

The phone flew his way. He fumbled it against his chest, one-handed.

She crossed her arms. “You still had me as your emergency contact, and I couldn’t reach Steph or Mike.” Her eyes flickered down. “I wasn’t sure about calling your dad.”


couple kissingHating Jeremy Walters

Natalie Groves was meant for great things. Preferably youth ministry with a side gig as an M&M connoisseur.

But half a year after her fiancé left, Natalie’s evangelist father was diagnosed with cancer. Her grand plans evaporated…and God has seemed disappointed ever since.

Six years later a church internship presents Natalie a chance at her destiny, but she needs a job to work around it. And the only offer is worse than a life sentence of tofu.

Six years ago, Jeremy ‘Jem’ Walters left Charlottesville, Virginia to escape his father, God, and heartbreak over Natalie.

Now he’s back in town, a committed Christian, and desperate for help with his infant son and troubled teenage niece.

When Natalie and Jem join forces, sparks fly. But will they be burned in the process?

Wanted: your ridiculous/funny/embarrassing stories

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Gathering inspiration for book #2: do you have any anecdotes about ridiculous newlywed fights? 🙂

As a single gal myself, I plan to put my imagination to good use, but it would be awesome to be able to draw inspiration from some real-life couples.

I’m totally willing to offer my own anecdote in exchange, but fair warning, most of mine revolve around:
1. Gross-out farm stories
2. Funny stuff from my journo days
3. My weird brothers. (Love you boys!)

So share your stories, your friends’ stories, that-weird-lady-from-down-the-street’s stories!

If you’d like to share, shoot me a message at jessicaeveringhamwriting@gmail.com.

Writing is always a team effort. 🙂 Can’t wait to hear from you!