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2018 Release Schedule

With Christmas right around the corner, my attention has turned to the end of the year and goal-setting for the next. I’m filling out my Powersheets book (think goal-setting on steroids) and focusing on the year to come. Who’s with me on wondering where the heck 2017 went?!

I am looking forward to 2018 releases… 6 of them! Here’s what you can expect in the year to come: 

JANUARY

Man Candy comes out in less than a MONTH! This trapped-in-Tennessee during a flood turns a one-night stand into a steamy 2-week relationship for Dax and Becca. Here’s what Publishers Weekly had to say:

Wanderer Becca Stone, the heroine in Lemmon’s sassy third Real Love contemporary (after Arm Candy), finally has a reason to consider putting down roots after meeting Dax Vaughn, who owns a bar in Columbus, Ohio. Dax is grieving the recent death of his father and wants some alone time, but he’s more than willing to share one night of his two-week vacation with the witty, beautiful blonde who’s just been fired—for the umpteenth time—by her brother, the owner of the Grand Lark Retreat in Tennessee. Thunderstorms and flooding extend their intended one night of steamy sex into days of personal conversations and exquisite meals at the retreat. Dax sees a lot more in Becca than just a good time, so he offers her a job, but her fear of commitment—not to mention her brother’s offer to reinstate and promote her—leaves her not sure which path to take. Becca and Dax’s instant chemistry is enhanced by their growing emotional bond. Readers will want more of this charming couple.

audio, e-book

Preorder here.

 

MARCH

Print lovers rejoice! Lone Star Lovers begins a brand new series for Harlequin entitled Dallas Billionaires Club. Zachary Ferguson (of The Bastard Billionaire) and Penelope Brand (of The Billionaire Bachelor) meet again after believing they’d never see each other again. In the course of the first chapter, Zach announces that Penelope is his fiancee and she’s forced to keep up the ruse. Too fun!

An extended sneak peek will be published in Brenda Jackson’s Best Laid Plans at the end of February. 

print, e-book

Preorder here.

 

MAY

Rumor Has It‘s hero, the Bad Boy of the NFL himself: Barrett Fox in Man Candy since he’s friends with Dax. This book is a riff on How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and along with being banter-ific and funny, is also super sexy.

audio, e-book

Preorder here.

 

AUGUST

A Snowbound Scandal, Book 2 in the Dallas Billionaires Club, revolves around Zachary’s older brother, Chase Ferguson who is the mayor of Dallas. Tropes for this one include: Snowed in, reunion with a past love, and opposites attract.

print, e-book

More info here.

 

OCTOBER

Rumor Has It was more than just a cameo! Burke stars in his own story, a tale of high school sweethearts who split up and the heroine went off and got famous. (eek!)

audio, e-book

More info here.

 

DECEMBER

BOOK 3 in the Dallas Billionaires Club has a female billionaire at the lead. Tropes for the Ferguson sister include: marriage of convenience, Christmas, and older brother’s best friend. 

print, e-book

More info here.

The Lemmon 15 :: November 2017

In this month’s issue: 

  • A Crane Family Christmas (surprise!)
  • an exclusive Man Candy excerpt
  • the Rumor Has It cover reveal

Plus!

 

READ IT HERE

 

xoxo,
Jessica Lemmon 

Houston, we have a title change!

My publisher and I have been revamping the fifth book in the REAL LOVE series before it’s even written! See, once I wrote RUMOR HAS IT I knew I had to step up the book that followed. Rumor is fun and sexy–exactly what the Real Love world demands. Meanwhile, the other book simply didn’t have that zing

When I pitch the books to my editor months and months before I sit down to write it, I pitch a rough idea in a one-sheet synopsis and see what she thinks. Titles are often (almost always) subject to change, and on occasion the back cover copy gets a major overhaul. Such is the case with the formerly-titled ALL I ASK.

New title. New premise. 

What we decided to do was retitle the book and punch up the storyline to give it that same sassy, fun, sweet-n-sexy vibe that Real Love fans have come to expect. I’m working on the back cover copy now, and my editor and I have tossed around several super-fun ideas for how to honor the series with this 5th installment. While I can’t share all the sparkly details just yet, what I can tell you is that we’ve decided to title it AMERICA’S SWEETHEART.

 

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This title was 100% not my idea, but when I heard it, I was in love. I immediately thought of the fun rom-com movie America’s Sweethearts, and then started thinking about Notting Hill as well and thought, “Oh yes, this idea has all the potential for a Real Love book!”

That’s all the news I have for now, but I’ll share more as it develops! Bookmark this page or keep an eye on the Lemmon 15 for details.

 

xoxo,

Jessica 

 

The Lemmon 15 :: October 2017

 

In this month’s issue:

  • Snowed In… sneak peek!
  • My 21-day wellness program update!
  • A contest to write a tagline for the Lemmon 15!
  • Rumor Has It back cover copy!
  • & more!

 

READ IT HERE

 

xoxo,
Jessica Lemmon 

Audio Release Day: Eye Candy & Arm Candy

Yup. You read that right!

Eye Candy and Arm Candy are now LIVE on audio!
So, grab that Audible app and get to downloading!

 

Listen up! Samples available at the links below:

Eye Candy sample → 

Arm Candy sample →

 

 

**STAY TUNED**

I’m giving away two audio copies of EYE CANDY on 10/11/17 over at my Facebook page. Don’t miss it! Follow/Like me here →

 

Happy listening,

Jessica 🙂 

No More Blog Subscriptions

Hi everyone,

Coming soon, there will no longer be a “blog subscription” feature on my website which means you won’t be able to receive an email whenever a new blog goes up on this website. 

Unfortunately, the automated process experienced several glitches that were irritating and inconsistent. Either it didn’t send out the alert (bounce back), chucked the alert into your Spam folder rather than your Inbox, or as of lately started referring to you as “Example” instead of by your first name.

Eek!

I had envisioned the signup to be a beautiful reminder like the Lemmon 15, but that’s simply not the case. I’m retiring it as of now with the help of my webmaster, and I’m sorry if that causes an inconvenience to those of you who were receiving the emails.

If you were accustomed to receiving nudges from the blog, you may want to adjust your habits in one of the following ways:

  • Follow me on Facebook and Twitter. Any time there is a new blog post, I’ll be sharing the link there. As with every social media giant nowadays, posts are prioritized based on algorithm so you may need to go to my actual page to see what’s new. My Facebook page is HERE. My Twitter page is HERE.
  • Check the Lemmon 15. Last month, I included links to recent blog posts and I’ll be doing that again in the future. The Lemmon 15 arrives in your inbox on the 15th of every month and is a great substitute for those bi-weekly or weekly email alerts. Side note: Sometimes the Lemmon 15 gets chucked into the Spam folder, too! Make sure you set a calendar alarm to look for it, and add the sender email address to your contacts to make sure it comes through. Not subscribed? You can do so HERE (it’s free) or read more about what the Lemmon 15 is HERE.
  • Join the Lemmondrops. The superfan group might be another way for you to find out if you’ve missed recent news, but I’m not as consistent about posting blog links there since I do so on my Facebook page and my Twitter account.

I hope this helps! You can always do things the old fashioned way and bookmark my blog page and check it with your morning coffee. I don’t update every day by any means, but going forward I’m aiming to blog a minimum of once a week.

Again, sorry for the inconvenience, but the feature simply wasn’t doing what we wanted it to do!

xoxo,

Jessica 

Eye Candy on Audiobook UPDATE

Hi there!

I know I announced that EYE CANDY was supposed to release on Audiobook today (9/21), but evidently that date is not correct. I’m so sorry of the confusion! I contacted Audible and found out that they expect the audio to go live in October. As I receive an update on the progress, I’ll let you know.
 

*Audio for the rest of the Real Love series will be released a little later than the actual book release since it’s coming directly from Audible. I’m excited to say that I’ve been allowed to choose my narrators for each of the books, so when you hear Vince and Jackie, you will be hearing the voices I felt most matched the characters.

 

Super cool.  😎

xoxo,

Jessica

More Real Love

It’s official!

There are going to be more Real Love books in the series coming in 2018. If you’re a super savvy fan, you noticed I trickled out the placeholder covers and a banner for the newbies on this website as well as in September’s Lemmon 15, you sly foxes you. 😏

  

So, what gives on the titles?

Ah, I see you’ve noticed that there’s no “Candy” in the title on these new ones. That’s because books 4 & 5 are technically spin-offs. Like the other “Candy” books, they can be read as standalones, but you do get a glimpse at some of the earlier characters.

Will they be in print?

Like the rest of the series, Rumor Has It and All I Ask will be available in e-book and audio formats.

Who are they about?! Anyone we know??

Not yet! But no worries, you’ll be introduced to Barrett Fox (Rumor Has It’s hero) in Man Candy, and you’ll be introduced to Jackson Burke (All I Ask’s hero) in Rumor Has It.

Can you tell us anything about the plot?

I sure can. I put these fun little graphics on the individual book pages, but how about I share them here for you as well?

RUMOR HAS IT:

**THIS JUST IN** We have back cover copy & buy links for RUMOR! Click here to see them.

 

ALL I ASK:

 

Is preorder available?

Not yet! This book deal was very recently inked, but I promise as they become available I’ll list the links on the book’s pages.

Do they have release dates?

They do! Rumor Has It will be out in May 2018 and All I Ask will be out in October 2018.

Anything else you can tell us about them?

Hmm… possibly, but by now you know the drill. The Lemmondrops will have first peeks at the works in progress. (Want to join? Click here.) You can also take a peek at the behind the scenes section on the individual books’ pages to see who inspired the hero and heroine.

 

More to come!

xoxo,

Jessica

the Lemmon 15 :: September 2017

the Lemmon 15 is LIVE!

 

Here’s what you’ll find in this month’s newsletter:

  • MORE Real Love series!
  • 2018’s release schedule (it’s a whopper!)
  • Lemmon Loves
  • and more!

 

READ IT HERE

 

*Remember, subscribers are the only ones eligible for prize drawings. 

xoxo,
Jessica Lemmon 

the Lemmon 15 :: August 2017

the Lemmon 15 is LIVE!

 

Here’s what you’ll find in this month’s newsletter:

  • PRICE DROP! Eye Candy is on sale, y’all
  • For Writers section
  • RWA Recap
  • LOTS of Q&As, and more!

 

READ IT HERE

 

*Remember, subscribers are the only ones eligible for prize drawings. 

xoxo,
Jessica Lemmon