Which Hero-Type is Your Perfect Match?

Hey gang!

I’ve got a new quiz for you and it’s a lot of fun! Leave me a comment and tell me which hero type is your perfect match: The Alpha Male, The Classic Hero, The Bad Boy, or the Silent but Strong Hero? 

Leave me a comment and tell me who your perfect match is!

 

 

 

Well, Guess What?

If you’re getting this blog post in your inbox it’s because a million years ago you signed up for my blogs to come straight to your inbox. Cool. I know. BUT the site that brings this lovely blog into your inbox is switching over, so I thought I’d pop in and let you know the best way to get book news or devotions (which is likely why you followed me on my blog way back when, is to sign up for my Newsletter Patched In!

Each month I send an email that is packed with book news, sales, exclusive material as well as book recommendations, thrills and chills for true crime lovers and all things forensic, a fun quiz–new each month, and of course a devotion with Scripture and a prayer to encourage you. So if you have a wee second just scroll to the bottom of my website where it says Get Patched In Newsletter sign up, enter your email and voila! Done deal. You won’t miss out on a single thing. I know you were sweating it. 😉 

Thanks so much! I appreciate you being with me all these years and supporting my writing. It means so much to me. And hey, if you’re just browsing my website and have read this blog post, feel free to sign up too! The more of us together, the merrier. 🙂 

Warmly,

Jess

Which Novel Detective Are YOU? Take the Quiz!

 Hey friend!

I’ve designed a fun quiz you can take and share your results on social media! Which novel detective are you? 

I’ll be bringing you a brand new quiz each month! If you haven’t signed up for my monthly newsletter, Patched In, you can do that now! It hits inboxes the FIRST MONDAY of the MONTH! I make sure and post the monthly quiz link there, that way you won’t miss it.

So until next month, enjoy and let me know in the comments which detective you are! 

 

 

 

 

Cold Case Giveaway and Release Day!

Hey friends!

Today kicks off with the first book in my newest Cold Case Investigators series, Cold Case Takedown! You can purchase it at your favorite online retailer or anywhere Harlequin books are sold such as Walmart, Barnes &Noble, BAM etc… 

I’m a cold case fanatic, an armchair detective if you will, much like my heroine Georgia Maxwell in CCT! Are you intrigued by cold cases? Follow them on podcasts, buy books on them, watch documentaries? Me too! So in honor of this new cold case series, I’m giving away ONE COPY of

Cold Cases: A True Crime Collection

Discover the fascinating true crime stories of JonBenét Ramsey, the Black Dahlia, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft, the Amber Alert case, the Cleveland Torso Murders, and more—a must-read for murderinos, armchair detectives, and online sleuths of all kinds!

From mystifying heists to shocking murders, Cold Cases: A True Crime Collection features case file facts, fascinating details, and chilling testimonies of the world’s most famous cold cases. Written for true crime junkies who love to speculate on the facts and theories surrounding their favorite cases, this book reads like you’re having a conversation with a friend or listening to your favorite crime podcast. Each chapter delves deep into the facts, while also illuminating the many theories surrounding these mysteriously fascinating cases:

– The Zodiac Killer
– The disappearance of Natalee Holloway 
– The murder of JonBenét Ramsey
– The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist 
– The Kingsbury Run murders, aka the Cleveland Torso murders 
– The Black Dahlia murder
– The Freeway Phantom murders
– D. B. Cooper’s airplane heist
– The Amber Alert case (the death of Amber Hagerman)
– The Golden State Killer
 

Giveaway is paperback U.S., kindle abroad. 18+ to enter. 

 

 

 

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Giveaway: Cold Case Takedown 10 print copies

Hey everyone!

Last year I didn’t have a single Love Inspired Suspense novel release because I had taken 2019 off for some other things unrelated to writing. But I gotta tell you, it was great to get back to the land of fiction in 2020–I needed the escape, as I’m sure many of you did and found it in reading or writing yourself.

And all the work in 2020 is coming to fruition in 2021 which means you’ll have 3 brand new books to scarf down in April, August, and December. This Cold Case Investigators series was one of my favorites so far (I say that about every series at the time).

The series follows the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Cold Case Unit (MBI) and tells their stories of struggle, faith, romance, and high-impact danger!  They’ll battle things like clinical anxiety and panic disorder, gender bias, guilt, shame, feelings of uncertainty and no control. You’ll see villains who are less diabolical (though cut-throat all the same) and more motivated by feelings you and I could be motivated by if we didn’t have faith and hope but acted on greed, unhealthy desires, and desperation. 

And all books will take place in small fictional towns in Mississippi, although I admit to modeling Book 2 after where I live! 

April kicks off with Cold Case Takedown which is unit chief Colt McCoy and podcaster Georgia Maxwell. It’s a story about battling fear and clinical anxiety. It’s about faith and prayer and even medication–because some anxiety needs treated as much as high cholesterol! And it’s about giving grace to those who suffer with anxiety/panic that aren’t spiritual in nature but medical. It’s also about small town corruption in regards to football. Everybody down south knows football is king! Friday Night Lights, baby!

So to celebrate, I’m giving away 10 signed paperback copies of Cold Case Takedown to 10 people! EEEK! And just a little ahem…authors truly do love reviews because it helps push the book out into the big book world to be seen by others. Even if it’s “I really liked this book and these characters!” Early reviews can be posted on Goodreads too! But Amazon makes ya wait until Release Day, just saying.

Now, feel free to enter for a chance to win 1 out of 10 copies and share this post so your friends can enter too! Share the love, y’all. 

U.S. Only;  18+

 

 

 

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway 2020!

Hey friends! It’s that time of year again when I get to team up with some of my favorite authors to bring you the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway where the prizes build each day and the grand prize consists of all the books and a $100 Amazon card! 

So without further ado, on the 8th Day of Christmas author, Jessica R. Patch gave to me…

Cold Case Christmas!

Secrets lie buried in ice…

One of them can kill her.

Home for Christmas after her long-missing mother’s body is found, nothing will keep Nora Livingstone from uncovering the truth about the cold case. Especially not Deputy Sheriff Rush Buchanan, whom she once loved and left. Even when threats become attempts on her life, Rush can’t dissuade her—but he will protect her. Because someone is determined to bury the truth…or bury Nora.

 

And you’ll also receive books by:

12/1      Liz Johnson – www.lizjohnsonbooks.com/giveaways

12/2      Jill Kemerer – http://jillkemerer.com/blog/

12/3      Sarah Sundin – http://www.sarahsundin.com/blog/

12/4      Sarah Ladd – https://sarahladd.com/giveaway/

12/5      Tari Faris – https://www.tarifaris.com/blog

12/6      Katherine Reay – https://katherinereay.com/events-and-promotion/

12/7      Lindsay Harrel – https://www.lindsayharrel.com/blog/

 

 

 

 

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A Honey of a Christmas

Honey for the Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each one of you!

Warmly,

Jess

P.S. Don’t forget to stop by Sara Ella’s IG tomorrow to see what new prize will be added!

Just a Little Honey…

Hey friends!

This year has been wonky to say to the least, but I’ve been busy writing like crazy. I guess I was making up for the year sabbatical I took. 

I’m so excited that I’ve been contracted for another 3-book series with Love Inspired Suspense. Cold Case Investigators will be kicking off with Cold Case  Takedown in April 2021. But I’ve also been working on a sweet romance series: The Honeyhaven series!

Hometown Honey released back in the summer and Honey for the Holidays is up for preorder right now and releases on October 20th! I love this town. It’s quirky and unique and full of southern flavor–think Hart of Dixie tv show. It’s been a joy to bring these characters to life on the page. Each story comes with challenges, of course, but at the end of the day it’s a pleasure. I laugh often at their banter and actions. If you’ve kept up with the series, I hope you feel like part of the Honeyhaven community and that with each new story, you step right into the story world like a friend on the page with them.

If you haven’t preordered Honey for the Holidays, now is a great opportunity since it’s at a special price of only $.99 cents. It will go up to $2.99 on Release Day.

PREORDER HONEY FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

If you haven’t read any books in the series, while you don’t HAVE to read them in order, I’d recommend it. But then, I’m an in-order-of-written kind of girl! 

You can browse all of the Honeyhaven stories on my website.

If you have read the Honeyhaven series, which book is your favorite so far? I’d love to hear from you!

Warmly, 

Jessica 

Fuel Your Faith Not Your Fear!

Hey gang!

I’m writing a new book for a proposal I’ve sent to Love Inspired Suspense. I guess writing it is a step of faith. 🙂 Since we’re talking about faith–my heroine has faith but she struggles with a lot of fear about the future and all kinds of things that can happen in this world. So many bad things have already happened. I put together a playlist of worship songs that I think Georgia Maxwell needs to hear–songs that tell her story and would fuel her faith and to help her battle fear.

 

 

And it happens to be a timely message. We are still living in uncertain times. There’s a lot of fear and anxiety. While concern is legit, I don’t think paralyzing fear is! 

I thought I’d share the Spotify playlist I’ve been listening to for weeks while I work through this story.

Since I’m the author I already know she’s going to overcome it and rise up stronger than ever. God is our Author and Finisher of our faith and He knows how our story ends as well…in victory in Christ. We’re coming out of this stronger than before! 

If you listen to the playlist (or follow it if you’re on Spotify) I’d love to hear which song meant the most to you. Answer in the comments or find me on Facebook and let me know! 

Warmly,

Jess

My Free Gifts to You

Hey friends!

Right now it seems like everything is upside down as we grapple for a new kind of normal. Extroverts are not doing okay. Introverts have some social breathing room, but everyone is uncertain of what is ahead and that can be a scary time.

Let me encourage you: “Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God.” Psalm 90: 2 NLT

From beginning to end, You are God! That gives me such comfort and hope. That tells me that God was there at our beginning–and before. He’s in the middle. And in the end. He’s in control and He’s good.

There’s a lot of speculation on why all this is happening. The enemy’s tactics. God’s judgment. I don’t know. What I do know though, is that these circumstances don’t change the faithfulness and goodness of God. I know He is with us. He’s ahead of it. And this gives us, yet again, another opportunity to trust Him. To take Him at His Word. To return to Him if we’ve been away awhile. To reach unbelievers, who do not have the hope we have, with the gospel message in a myriad of online ways. 

Is it just a trial and tribulation? Maybe. But I know that Jesus has overcome the world and given us the promise that through them He will be with us.

Is this the end? I don’t know. Maybe. But in the end, all is restored and made new, including us. And we’ll be with Him forever.

I take comfort in the promises. And I’m praying for you out there who are fearful. I’m praying for you out there who have legitimate concerns like what to do with your children while you have to work because you’re essential personnel, or how you’ll pay your bills because you’re not working right now. How will you tackle educating your children, supplying for your family, and providing for their needs.

God is with you. This is the time for the church to rise up and take care of people. I trust somehow, some way, God will get you what you need when you need it. That’s what I’m praying.

Me? What can I do? Not a lot but encourage you and offer you some escape, some entertainment, some laughs, a little romance, and some hope through two of my books that I’m making free through March 25th. 

If you haven’t read them, snatch them up. If you have, share the free deal with your friends and family. And know I am praying for you!

Warmly,

Jess

 

Unleashing Love is FREE right now! For a limited time. Click Here to purchase.

A Messed-Up Match is also FREE right now! For a limited time. Click Here to Purchase.

Big Sale! Resort to Romance

Hey gang!

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m celebrating with good friends today and we’re offering you a BIG sale on our Resort to Romance series! 10 books. .99 cents per book! Whoa! What?

Yeah, you read it right. It’s so cold out. Warm up on a tropical island and settle in for a lot of laughs and romance.

It’s been a year since we’ve released these books and they are ALL AVAILABLE NOW!RESORT TO ROMANCE SERIES

It’s Matchmaking Week at an all-inclusive resort on a private island in the Bahamas. Each guest has been expertly paired and is here to enjoy one full week with their match. While there’s no money-back guarantee on the paid trip, the participants are guaranteed to find love!

A Meddled Match by Jill Kemerer
A Messed-Up Match by Jessica R. Patch
Met Her Match by Susan L. Tuttle
Moonlight Match by Kristina Knight
Unexpected Match by Constance Phillips
Match Me If You Can by Krista Phillips
Mismatched Melody by Jodie Bailey
A Match for Mr. Write by Jennifer Shirk
Rematched by Julie Jarnagin
Match You Like Crazy by Johnnie Alexander

You don’t have to read them in any particular order. They stand alone, but you might see some fun cameos!

Here’s a little more about my book in the series: A Messed-Up Match

A Kindergarten teacher with fears to overcome.
An infamous blogger and magazine writer with a cynical view.
And one romantic week that will bring second chances.

Neeley Valentine has spent nearly all of her savings to participate in a matchmaking week on Joy Island in the Bahamas. But she’s not looking for a love connection so much as someone who will force her out of her comfort zone.

Pax Cannon is known to the online world as the Love Curmudgeon, and he’s ready to prove in one of his biggest articles yet that matchmaking weeks are a joke and men should run as fast they can from them.

When one of the resort’s rules is broken, bringing these two together, neither are prepared for the unexpected twists and turns that will school them on the subject of love.

Click HERE to purchase A Messed-Up Match for only .99 cents!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy the read and share the good news with friends! 

Warmly,

Jess