Links & Interviews
April: Booked Solid with Virginia C. Interview and Review.
February: 10 Questions with Historical Fiction Author Jessica James: The Examiner
Jan. 1: Book Notes in Richmond Times Dispatch.
My Life blog Review
Review by Jenny Loves to Read blog, Dec. 6, 2011
Article in the Harrisburg Patriot News, Nov. 14, 2011
Article in Northern Virginia Magazine,
July 18, 2011
Article on Examiner.com
Feb. 6, 2011
Article in the Frederick News Post, March 28, 2010
Interview on Marcia James’ page: The James Gang, April 2010
Interview on BlogCritics, April 2, 2009
Article in the Washington Post, Oct. 3, 2008
Becky’s Book Reviews from Dec. 1, 2008
Historical Romance Club Dec. 2008 (Click old interviews, and click Jessica James)
Virtual Sitdown with Pop Syndicate, Nov. 5, 2008
Marsha Ward’s Writer in the Pines, Sept. 18, 2008
Virtual Book Tour de ‘Net, Sept. 1, 2008
Reviews and News Articles
Reviews for FRONT LINE (2017)
FOUR STARS! “A fast-paced military and spy thriller that begins and ends with a bang. Excellent read for fans of contemporary thrillers.” http://magazine.indtale.com/magazine/2017/june/
Reviews for DEADLINE (2016)
FIVE STARS: “Filled with twists, turns and non-stop action.” DEADLINE is a “a fast-paced and exciting read, and it’s most highly recommended.”
“James’s patriotic mystery features solid prose and moves at a rapid pace that will grab readers. Reporter Caitlin and homicide detective Blake are likeable and well-drawn characters. However, the crime elements of the story sometime take a back seat to the characters’ budding romance, which may be an issue for some mystery fans. Still, this is an entertaining tale that tries — and almost succeeds at — straddling genres.”
Reviews for Meant To Be:
Serious Reviews: April 2016
Foreword Reviews: June 2015
Article in Military Writers Society of America Newsletter – August, 2016 (Page 6)
Coffeetime Romance Interview – September, 2015
Writeway Café Interview – July, 2015
Writeway Café Tuesday Special Post – July, 2015
Mention in IBPA Newsletter – July, 2015
“Destiny plays role in military-themed novel.” Review and feature article in Stars and Stripes newspaper, June 5, 2015
Meant To Be article in Ocean City Today, June 5, 2015
“Sweetly sentimental and moving…” Review in Publishers Weekly, May 25, 2015
Jessica James’ All-American Patriotic Cheesecake Recipe on ROMANCE RECIPES, June 25, 2015
“A novel of nerve-wracking suspense.” Review by Foreword Reviews, June 2015
“MEANT TO BE is a love letter to the men and women who serve and sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy.” – Full Review by Kim Lowe, SOS Aloha Here
(PRBuzz.com) April 26, 2013 — Gettysburg author Jessica James received another literary honor when her award-winning Civil War novel’s title, SHADES OF GRAY, was used as a clue on the popular game show Jeopardy. The category was “War Stories,” and the clue was SHADES OF GRAY and COLD MOUNTAIN. The answer was “What is the Civil War.”
Released in 2008, SHADES OF GRAY was James’ first historical fiction novel. It was followed by NOBLE CAUSE, which was release in hardcover in 2011. This epic Civil War romance went on to win the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, among other national literary awards.
NOBLE CAUSE will be released as a softcover book in July of 2013. The Midwest Book Review called the novel, “riveting historical fiction,” while other reviewers have compared it to Gone with the Wind in scope, grandeur and quality.
James’ new release ABOVE AND BEYOND is a tale of love and redemption that also takes place during the American Civil War. “James has a way of reaching into the past and bringing it back to life,” said one reviewer of ABOVE AND BEYOND, a book that is being hailed as the perfect blend of romance and history. It will be released as an e-book in May and in print in August.
Jessica James was featured in the book 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading, published in 2010, and was a featured author at the Amelia Island Book Festival in Florida in 2012. You can find out more about James and her books at www.jessicajamesbooks.com.
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Award-winning historical fiction author Jessica James highlights the beauty of the written word in a collection of poignant Civil War love letters, called FROM THE HEART.
Mid-Atlantic (I-Newswire) February 12, 2013 – Award-winning historical fiction author Jessica James highlights the beauty of the written word in her book “From the Heart: Love Stories and Letters from the Civil War,” which is available at a reduced price in honor of Valentine’s Day and the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.
Readers can warm their hearts with these letters from such well-known Civil War heroes as Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, JEB Stuart, and George Pickett, among others.
James, who ran across the letters while doing research for her award-winning Civil War novels “Shades of Gray and Noble Cause,” says she wants to bring attention to the art of letter writing before it entirely disappears.“I still write letters, but I’m afraid it’s a form of communication that is falling to the wayside over the faster method of text messaging,” she said. “I picked the letters in the book because they are written by some of the greatest warriors this country has known. I think men and women alike will be amazed at the poignancy of the sentiments expressed.”Gen. George Pickett wrote one of the letters included in the book at 3 p.m. on July 3, 1863, to his wife-to-be. That would be just before his famous “Pickett’s Charge,” and still in the midst of the artillery bombardment that began at 1 p.m.—the largest in North American history.
“Now, I go; but remember always that I love you with all my heart and soul, with every fiber of my being; that now and forever I am yours—yours, my beloved,” Pickett wrote.
James knows a little something about romance. Both of her Civil War novels have garnered national attention in the romantic historical fiction category and won numerous national literary awards. Her latest book, Noble Cause, is widely acclaimed as the perfect blend between romance and history, and has won the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction.
The e-book, “From the Heart: Love Stories and Letters from the Civil War,” is available through the author’s website at www.jessicajamesbooks.com. It is also available through most Internet book retailers.
Book Club Reading List today announced that Noble Cause has been included in its expanding list of tomes from which book clubs can schedule the author to attend their meetings. Every quarter, Book Club Reading List distributes a newsletter to book clubs around the United States introducing them to authors that have joined their program. Noble Cause offers book clubs a poignant and sentimental look at the most turbulent period in American history, and the sacrifices that were made on both sides.
Ms. James has made herself available by phone and in-person (when available) to attend book club meetings and discuss her novel, Noble Cause. To read more about her book or learn how to plan a time with Ms. James, please visit her book’s page on Book Club Reading List – http://bookclubreading.com/noble-cause/.