SPRING?

Is it Spring yet? No matter where you reside, when we reach the end of February, you’re bond to hear this sentiment. If you live in the southern United States like I currently do, the answer is almost. In a couple more weeks it will be safe to plant without fear of frost. On my morning walk today, I saw yards filled with blooming daffodils, pansies, forsythia, and flowering trees. The azaleas are starting get their first blooms.

If, however, you live farther north, like my former home in Colorado, consistent warmer temperatures are still several months away. Although you may experience beautiful, warm March days, the next day you may get several feet of snow. The danger of frost stays until after Mother’s Day, regardless of the fact that the first day of spring is on the calendar in March.

Why do we look so forward to spring? Probably for many reasons. The days get longer, and the gloom of winter fades. Spring signals a new beginning, a time that reflects hope. A sign that no matter how dark our lives get, there will be a brighter tomorrow. There’s something so reassuring about watching tiny plants emerge from the recently frozen ground. Seeds that never gave up, but merely waited for their season. I love that!

It’s similar to the reason I write romances. I love the happy endings. Readers can pick up a romance novel and be assured that no matter how bad a situation may appear, that it will get better, the characters will fall in love, and they will have a happy ending. After all, isn’t that we all want for our lives?

So find hope in the anticipation of spring, whether it’s next week or next month or a ways down the road.

My latest novel, Climb up to Love,  was released last week. If you love stories of hope and new beginnings, get your copy now, and see how Sierra and Storm find a new beginning and overcome the darkness of their pasts. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084BP9GW6

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New release-Box set

Hi everyone. I hope you are enjoying 2020 so far. Today is cold and rainy so a great day to sit inside and write 🙂  I wanted to let you know that I’ve just released a new box in my Peakview Series. This box set contains books 6-8, which goes through an entire year in Peakview, Colorado. You’ll enjoy your favorite Peakview residents as well as meet some newcomers to the tight-knit community. Download your copy now at 35% off the cost of buying these three books individually. Happy Reading. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08432CKK1

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Enter Now

HAYMAKER-BB-Sweet-Mild-Contemporary-Rom-Aug-19Hey everyone, I hope you are surviving the summer heat. I wanted to let you know about a great opportunity to win some sweet romances, including my latest release, Come Home to Love. These books are great summer reads whether you’re lounging by the pool, enjoying an escape to the mountains, or sitting inside in the air-conditioning. If you go to Bookbub.com and follow us, you will be entered. The more authors you follow, the more chances yo have to win. Contest runs from now until August 14th.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. Fall will be here soon!

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Audio Book

I’m very happy to announce that the first book in my Peakview Series, Colorado Sunset, is now available in Audio book format at audible.com. Go back to where it all began in this first in an eleven book series, set in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. I know you’ll love my fabulous narrator, Sarah Sampino.  You can download it here: https://www.audible.com/pd/B07SS5Y6NL/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-154087&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_154087_rh_us

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Free box set

04-Books-Mockup skewed front copy 2 - Copy (800x732)Come home to where it all began. The Box Set of the first four books in my Peakview Series is free for your kindle today through Saturday at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RVMVPW8  Don’t miss this chance to get to know the residents of this small mountain town.

Peakview, Colorado, nestled high in the Colorado Rockies is home to quirky characters we’ve all come to know and love. Jill Haymaker had bundled the first four books in her Peakview series.

In book one, we arrive in Peakview with June Meyers as she looks for a new start in life and finds romance with the handsome widower, Jeff Walker, at his Walker Horse Ranch.

In book two, Violet Woods, the owner of the town’s café and self-appointed match-maker finds her own second chance at romance with Howard Crandall, the local mechanic. Although Violet is great at finding the perfect match for everyone else, can she find a happy ending for herself?

In book three, we go back to Walker Ranch, where the handsome young cowboy, Luke Walker, is forced to confront his feelings when his high school sweetheart, Penny Anderson, returns for the summer. Having just finished college, Penny can’t deny the feelings she still has for Luke, but can Peakview County provide a career for her? She’s not willing to give up everything she’s worked so hard to achieve.

And finally in book four, Howard’s daughter, Melanie Gentry, moves to Peakview to give herself and her daughter the chance to get to know the father she never knew. Little did she know, that she’d also have a chance at love with the dashing cowboy, Hank Dalton. Add a foster child and a rescue dog into the mix, and sparks are sure to fly. Can they all create a home and a family?

Come home to Peakview, Colorado, where everyone has a chance at love.

Free Ebook

Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that book 4 in the Peakview Series, Colorado Wrangler, is free today and tomorrow for your kindle at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MDJLYCW

Download to find out if a foster child and a rescue pup help two lonely people find true love and family. You don’t want to miss this heartwarming story of overcoming fears.

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New Release

The first book in my new Aspen Ridge series, Chalk it up to Love, is now available on Amazon. Get your copy now to https://www.amazon.com/dp/BO7KCN1L29

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When a new school year begins, all fourth grade teacher, ERIN MIDNIGHT, wants is to establish a new normal for herself and her ten year old son, Mark. Recently divorced, she struggles to cope with being a single mom. Fortunately, her hometown of Aspen Ridge, Colorado, provides the perfect place for her to heal.

BOYD GARRETT’S life changed the day his wife was senselessly killed by a texting driver. No longer fulfilled by his life in the big city, he accepts a new teaching job in the tiny, mountain town of Aspen Ridge, hoping to find an escape from the memories that haunt him.

Can Peak Elementary School’s new, handsome instructor teach Erin to believe in herself again? Can Boyd find the happiness he thought he’d lost forever? Or are the walls they’ve built around their hearts too high? Two people who’ve learned that with love comes pain. But, sometimes—we get a second chance.

 

 

A Peakview Christmas Trailer

Hi friends, As you may know, my new Christmas novel, A Peakview Christmas, is now available for pre-order at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GWT7HZ1. It was be released on October first.

Here’s your chance to watch the trailer now. https://youtu.be/ugLR0GaImoE  Enjoy 🙂 I hope it puts you in the holiday spirit.

Even though the heat index here in East Texas is 100 degrees today, there’s nothing like winter in the Colorado Rockies to get you in the mood. It’s only 96 days until Christmas!  Jill

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romance on sale

Hi everyone, my latest release, Mountain Cowboy, is on sale for $0.99 today and tomorrow at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DX7526T  You’ll want to meet sexy horse trainer, Tex Ranger, and see how he finds more than he was looking for when he accepts a job at Walker Horse Ranch. MC final cover front 2 - Copy (463x800)

Character Talk Tuesday-Penny Walker

How long have you lived in Peakview County?

All my life–born and raised. I grew up on my parents, Gary and Ann Anderson, ranch. It’s right next to the Walker Horse Ranch where I live now with my husband, Luke, and my son, Bronco. I left for four years of college in Chicago, but I don’t think my heart ever left.

Tell us about how you and Luke met.

Actually, I don’t remember the first time we met. We were probably two or three years old. I remember that he was in my kindergarten class. I have the picture to prove it 🙂  We were friends (kind of) our whole lives, but it wasn’t until his mom passed away when we were like twelve, that we really became close. He needed a friend and I was there. I fell in love, that is if I knew anything about love at 12. We dated all through high school, but broke up when I left for college. He stayed on his dad’s ranch. I planned on staying in Chicago, but when I came home for the summer after graduation, I realized I still loved him and life here.

What do you do for a living?

I manage The Peak Adventure Camp. We give disadvantaged kids from the city a chance to get up in the mountain and enjoy the great out of doors. Escape for a short time from their not so perfect lives. We do lots of horseback riding and hiking. It’s very rewarding. It’s a great job, I can take Bronco to work with me. He loves it there. And my hours are flexible.

What is the best thing about living in Peakview?

There are so many. For me, it’s home. All the residents here are like one big family. There’s nothing our neighbors wouldn’t do if we needed help. And of course, both sets of Bronco’s grandparents are close by. That a plus. Along with Violet and Howard, who are like another set of grandparents. We are very fortunate. You should stop by. I bet you’ll love it as much as I do.