N.J. Walters

Book 5 of the Jamesville series.

Alicia Flint enjoys her community, her home, and her career as a lawyer. But since her livelihood depends on her spotless reputation, it’s not easy to even date in this small town, much less take a lover.

Then a chance encounter with a stranger at a friend’s wedding tempts her to do something she’s never done before -- have a red-hot, one-night stand. The guy will be gone tomorrow; no one need ever know her delicious little secret.


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Gill Baron has come to Jamesville to visit friends and figure out what he wants to do with the rest of his life. As a newly retired, burnt-out cop, he’s not looking for love, but he won’t say not to a night of no-strings sex with the seductive brunette. A night that leaves him wanting more.

When she meets the newest investigator on her latest case, Alicia is shocked to come face-to-face with Mr. One-Night-Stand. Jamesville doesn’t need another lawyer-related scandal to gossip about, but the truth is, she needs Gill’s top-notch investigative skills.

Their attraction is too deep to keep the town clueless of their affair forever. When Jamesville finds out, Alicia wonders if her reputation -- and her relationship with Gill --will weather the storm.

 

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About N.J. Walters

Once upon a time N.J. had the idea that she would like to quit her job at the bookstore, sell everything she owned, leave her hometown, and write romance novels in a place where no one knew her. And she did. Two years later, she went back to the bookstore and her hometown and settled in for another seven years.
One day she gave notice at her job on a Friday morning. On Sunday afternoon, she received a tentative acceptance for her first erotic romance novel, Annabelle Lee, and life would never be the same.

Visit me at:
Website: http://www.njwalters.com
Blog: http://www.njwalters.blogspot.com
Newsletter Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awakeningdesires/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Nj -- Walters/714113604

 

Also by N.J. Walters:

Ellora’s Cave Publishing:

Katie’s Art of Seduction -- Awakening Desires, Book 1 (E -- book) & (Print)
Erin’s Fancy -- Awakening Desires, Book 2 (E -- book) & (Print)
Capturing Carly -- Awakening Desires, Book 3 (E -- book)
Craving Candy -- Awakening Desires, Book 4 (E -- book)
Enticements -- (Print -- -- Contains Capturing Carly and Craving Candy)
Jackson’s Jewel -- Awakening Desires, Book 5 (E -- book) & (Print)
MacNamara’s Lady -- Awakening Desires, Book 6
Touch of Topaz -- Awakening Desires, Book 7

Harker’s Journey -- Dalakis Passion, Book 1 (E -- book)
Lucian’s Delight -- Dalakis Passion, Book 2 (E -- book)
Dalakis Embrace -- (Print -- -- Contains Harker’s Journey and Lucian’s Delight)
Stefan’s Salvation -- Dalakis Passion, Book 3 (E -- book) & (Print)
Eternal Brothers -- Dalakis Passion, Book 4 (E -- book) & (Print)
Endless Chase -- Dalakis Passion, Book 5 (E -- book)

Annabelle Lee -- Summerville Secrets, Book 1 (E -- book)
Heat Wave -- Summersville Secrets, Book 2 (E -- book)
Summersville Heat -- (Print -- -- Contains Annabelle Lee and Heat Wave)
Lily Blossoms -- Summersville Secrets, Book 3 (E -- book)

Christina’s Tapestry -- Tapestries, Book 1 (E -- book)
Bakra Bride -- Tapestries, Book 2 (E -- book)
Tapestry Dreams -- (Print -- -- Contains Christina’s Tapestry and Bakra Bride)
Woven Dreams -- Tapestries, Book 3 (E -- book) & (Print)
Threads of Destiny -- Tapestries, Book 4 (E -- book) & (Print)
Embroidered Fantasies -- Tapestries, Book 5 (E -- book)
Fabric of Fate -- Tapestries, Book 6 (E -- book)

Embracing Silence -- Project Alpha, Book 1 (E -- book)
Have Mercy -- Project Alpha, Book 2 (E -- book)
Sweet Charity -- Project Alpha, Book 3 (E -- book)

Beyond Shadows -- (E -- book)
Out of Shadows -- (E -- book)

Seeking Charlotte -- Hearts of Fire, Book 3 (E -- book)
Entwined Hearts -- Hearts of Fire, Book 5 (E -- book)

Amethyst Dreams -- Companion book to Amethyst Moon (E -- book)
Amethyst Moon -- Birthstone Series (E -- book)

Three Swords, One Heart -- Torrid Tarot Series (E -- book) & (Print)

Anastasia’s Style -- Valentine Vixens Quickie (E -- book)
Candy Caresses -- (Print Anthology containing the Valentine Vixens Quickie, Anastasia’s Style)

Drakon’s Treasure -- Autumn Animalia Quickie (E -- book)
Feral Fixation -- (Print Anthology containing the Autumn Animalia Quickie, Drakon’s Treasure)

Jessamyn’s Christmas Gift -- White Hot Holidays Quickie (E -- book)
White Hot Holidays 3 -- (Print Anthology containing my White Hot Holiday Quickie, Jessamyn’s Christmas Gift)

Lady’s Minstrel (E -- book)
Tracking Talia (E -- book)
Lassoing Lara (E -- book)
Tempting Tori (E -- book) (Audio Book)

Unmasking Kelly (E -- book)
Over Time, Under Him -- (Pocket Books Print Anthology containing EC Quickie Unmasking Kelly)
Trick or Treat -- (Pocket Books Print Anthology containing EC Quickie Unmasking Kelly)

Ellora’s Cavemen: Legendary Tails IV (featuring “A Love Eternal”) (E -- book) & (Print)
Ellora’s Cavemen: Dreams of the Oasis IV (featuring “Shadows Stir”) (E -- book) & (Print)
Ellora’s Cavemen: Seasons of Seduction III (featuring “Sunshine for a Vampire”) (E -- book) & (Print)
Ellora’s Cavemen: Jewels of the Nile IV (featuring “Moon Magic”) (E -- book) & (Print)

Samhain Publishing:

Discovering Dani -- Jamesville, Book 1 (E -- book) & (Print)
The Way Home -- Jamesville, Book 2 (E -- book) & (Print)
The Return of Patrick O’Rourke -- Jamesville, Book 3 (E -- book) & (Print)
The Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke -- Jamesville, Book 4 (E -- book) & (Print)
A Legal Affair -- Jamesville, Book 5 (E -- book)
By The Book -- Jamesville, Book 6 (E -- book) & (Print)
Past Promises -- Jamesville, Book 7 (E -- book)
Jamesville Affairs -- (Print -- -- Contains A Legal Affair and Past Promises)

Alexandra’s Legacy -- Legacy, Book 1 (E -- book) & (Print)
Isaiah’s Haven -- Legacy, Book 2 (E -- book) & (Print)
Legacy Found -- Legacy, Book 3 (E -- book) & (Print)
Quinn’s Quest -- Legacy, Book 4 (E -- book) & (Print)
Finding Chrissten -- Legacy, Book 5 (E -- book)

A Touch of Magick -- Spells, Secrets & Seductions, Book 1 (E -- book) & (Print)
Dreams of Seduction -- Spells, Secrets & Seductions, Book 2 (E -- book)
Love in Flames -- Spells, Secrets & Seductions, Book 3 (E -- book)

Carina Press:

The Gift of Shayla -- (E -- book)

Running Press:

The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance (Print)

 

An Interview with the N.J. Walters
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio

HH: NJ, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is A Legal Affair and it is the fifth in your Jamesville series. What can you tell us about the series first?

NJ: I love small towns -- the people, the sense of community and the underlying drama of everyday life. Jamesville is a town I created and where I’ve set seven books to date. Like any small town, there are plenty of secrets. Hearts are broken and crimes are committed. Happiness and sadness, love and loss live side-by-side. The books tell the stories of some of the people who live in this town and they’re people you can relate to. The series began with Dani O’Rourke, a woman who is raising her two younger brothers on her own. And when they grow up, her brothers -- Patrick, a cop, and Shamus, a contractor -- have stories of their own. Some people have lived in the town their entire lives, while others chose Jamesville as their home. I’ve loved writing every book in this series.

HH: What can you tell us about the books that came before in the series?

NJ: The books, in order, are: Discovering Dani, The Way Home, The Return of Patrick O’Rourke, The Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke, A Legal Affair, By the Book and Past Promises. Each book can stand on its own, but if you read them all you’ll recognize the main characters from earlier books. Jamesville is a community in every sense of the word. The hero from A Legal Affair isn’t from Jamesville, but comes there to visit friends. Those who have read The Return of Patrick O’Rourke will recognize him.

HH: How does A Legal Affair continue it?

NJ: A Legal Affair is the fifth book and focuses on lawyer Alicia Flint and what happens when a chance encounter at a wedding leads to more problems than she ever imagined. Gill Baron is in town to visit an old friend, not realizing that one act will change his life.

BLURB:
Alicia Flint enjoys her community, her home, and her career as a lawyer. But since her livelihood depends on her spotless reputation, it’s not easy to even date in this small town, much less take a lover.

Then a chance encounter with a stranger at a friend’s wedding tempts her to do something she’s never done before -- have a red-hot, one-night stand. The guy will be gone tomorrow; no one need ever know her delicious little secret.

Gill Baron has come to Jamesville to visit friends and figure out what he wants to do with the rest of his life. As a newly retired, burnt-out cop, he’s not looking for love, but he won’t say not to a night of no-strings sex with the seductive brunette. A night that leaves him wanting more.

When she meets the newest investigator on her latest case, Alicia is shocked to come face-to-face with Mr. One-Night-Stand. Jamesville doesn’t need another lawyer-related scandal to gossip about, but the truth is, she needs Gill’s top-notch investigative skills.

Their attraction is too deep to keep the town clueless of their affair forever. When Jamesville finds out, Alicia wonders if her reputation -- and her relationship with Gill -- will weather the storm.

HH: What will readers like about Alicia and why will they relate to her?

NJ: Like many women who live in a small, conservative community, Alicia life has been shaped by people’s expectations of her. As a lawyer, she knows her reputation is everything and her livelihood depends on keeping it untarnished. I think many of us can relate to trying to live up to the expectations of others. When Alicia slips the reins of restraint and does something a little crazy, it has repercussions for her entire life.

HH: What can you tell us about Gill and why will readers love him?

NJ: Those who have read The Return of Patrick O’Rourke will remember Gill. In A Legal Affair, he’s recently retired after twenty years with the police force in Alabama and is a at a crossroads in his life. He’s strong, loyal and believes in justice, just the kind of man any woman can admire.

HH: What benefit is there to you as an author in writing series?

NJ: The best benefit is not having to leave behind characters I’ve grown to love. Plus, I can check in with characters from earlier books and see how they’re all doing, which I think readers enjoy as well. After so many books, these people are very real to me.

HH: Is there more to come in Jamesville?

NJ: Right now, I have no plans for any Jamesville books. Seven seemed like a good number to end on, but I never say never. If the right idea comes to me I’m not opposed to writing another Jamesville book. Problem is, I have so many other series ideas bouncing around in my head.

HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?

NJ: Damek’s Redemption, the next book in the Legacy series is due out on October 30th. This was going to be the last Legacy book, but I got talking to my husband one morning over breakfast and realized I had at least one more story to tell in this series. Hopefully, I’ll be able to start work on that book late this year or early next year.

Also, I just submitted the next Awakening Desires book to my editor. I’m hoping she’ll like Sapphire’s Seduction.
I have a new shapeshifter/paranormal quartet -- Hades’ Carnival -- starting with Samhain Publishing in 2103. Watch for book one, Night of the Tiger, in January. Book two, Mark of the Bear, has already been contracted.

HH: What are your plans for the fall at the moment?

NJ: This fall is shaping up to be very busy. I’m just finishing up the third book in the Hades’ Carnival quartet and plan to start the forth and final book immediately. After that book is done, I’m planning on working on the seventh and final Tapestries book. Then it’s Craig Lawton’s book for the Legacy series. I figure that will take me into the New Year.

HH: What would you most like to accomplish before year's end?

NJ: On a professional note, I’d like to have at least two of the three books I listed above finished and submitted. On the personal side of things, I’d like to get back into some kind of exercise routine. I’ve gotten very sedentary since I started writing full time and it’s time to find a more healthy balance.

Really it boils down to trying to get the most out of every single day. I love autumn and the Christmas holidays. We’re coming up on my favorite time of year.

HH: Thank you!

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