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Romance blooms in Berkeley Heights

By Tracy Ness/Independent Press 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Even as a child Berkeley Heights resident Maggie James always had a vivid imagination and a passion for writing, rock n’ roll and romance novels. Now this mom of four is making her dream of becoming an author come true by self-publishing her first novel “Love Bleeds.”

“I tried to go the regular route with a publisher and received great feedback. I even made it as a finalist with Hatchett Publishing who represents Stephenie Meyer of Twilight Fame but it was just taking too long,” said James, who goes by her publishing nom de plume. "I was encouraged by their validation and decided to do it all by myself. The writing, publishing, promotions -- you name it,”

Love Bleeds is a paranormal romance that started out as three novellas chronicling a torrid cat and mouse game between a rock star vampire and his muse which she published on a writer’s website. “I received such amazing feedback that it encouraged me to combine the stories into one novel with more to come,” she said. Her e-book went live on Amamzon.com on March 7 and within the first few hours she had sold 15 copies. She is now in triple digit sales and receiving rave reviews. The book can be downloaded as an e-book or printed on demand at www.amazon.com.

“People are really falling in love with my characters and it is thrilling,” said James who is almost finished her second book in the “Only After Dark” series. The book is tentatively titled “Immortal Angel” and it will focus on the back story of the characters in the first novel and add a few warlocks to make things interesting. She will kick off a virtual book tour on June 6 at bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.com.

If that isn’t keeping James busy enough, she is simultaneously working on another series of books called “Rockin’ Love.” This series veers from the paranormal and is a contemporary romance with titles that pay homage to rock anthems from the 1980’s and ‘90’s. “Put on your spandex, get your lighters out and have a box of Kleenex handy,” James said. “This book will rock your world.”

To read more about Maggie James and her books, visit http://maggiejames-author.blogspot.com/.

 
 

posted by: Brandy Day (Aphrodite) Updated June 2, 2011 9:06 AM

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