“If you’re going to steal, steal a heart!

— Anonymous Toast

Ah, romantic larceny—there’s nothing quite like it. Which is why, quite frankly, I’m a romance writer. There are few things I like better than having my heart stolen away by a wonderful novel with a pulse-tripping hero and a heroine I can not only cheer for, but swoon with when that heart-melting hero finally steals her heart. And mine!

Which is exactly what happened when I read Stealing Jake recently by one of my dear Seeker friends, Pam Hillman. Over in Seekerville, we have been chomping at the bit for Pammy to get published, so when she did, we went CRAZY!!! I mean, she’s the last of the 15 Seekers to do so, but I gotta tell you, it’s a mystery as to why it took so long. I read a ms. of Pam’s a number of years ago and was blown away that the woman didn’t have publishers beating her door down. Mind you, she’s finaled in the biggest and most important contest for unpublished writers, Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart, FOUR times, winning it one of those times and quite frankly, I thought her ms. was better than most of the published books I was reading in the CBA at the time. But, God’s timing is perfect, and now so is yours because do I have a deal for you!!

Not only can you be eligible to win a brand-new, latest Generation KINDLE with Wi-Fi and Pearl Screen, but it will be loaded with the following books:

Winter’s End by Ruth Logan Herne

A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman

Courting Miss Adelaide by Janet Dean

Sushi for One by Camy Tang

Love by the Book by Cara Lynn James

Rocky Mountain Hero by Audra Harders

One Imperfect Christmas by Myra Johnson 

o  Dreaming of Home by Glynna Kaye

What’s it cost to enter?? Not one red cent!! All you have to do is sign up for Pam’s newsletter, and you will be entered in the loaded Kindle giveaway, so here’s the link (click on the link below, not the picture that says “click to enter”: 

Pam Hillman’s Kindle Giveaway

AND … everybody who signs up for Pam’s newsletter to enter the Kindle contest will be entered into my own contest where one lucky person will not only win a top CBA book, but receive my personal Kindle copy of Stealing Jake free for two weeks (an option allowed by Tyndale and Amazon). So … all you have to do is let me know via Facebook at Julie’s Facebook  or through this website via the Contact Julie tab.

BUT WAIT … THERE’S MORE!! Because Stealing Jake is SUCH a fun read and Pam Hillman is SUCH a great gal, I will send a top CBA book of your choice to the first ten people who e-mail me that they have purchased/downloaded Pam Hillman’s Kindle book, Stealing Jake. Don’t have a Kindle? No worries! You can download e-books on ANYTHING, including PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Cloud Readers, Androids, Blackberrys and Windows Phone 7. Here’s the link: Stealing Jake.

Now, here’s my review of Stealing Jake:

Romantic Larceny At Its Very Best!!!

Hold on to your hat—Light-fingered Livy will not only steal your heart, she’ll steal your sleep as well in Pam Hillman’s delightful debut novel, Stealing Jake, a heartwarming tale of a reformed pick-pocket on the lam who falls in love with a lawman.

A runaway from Chicago, Livy O’Brien flees to small-town Chestnut, Illinois where she devotes her life to the local orphanage, determined to help homeless street urchins like she used to be. But when thievery and mayhem pop up in sleepy Chestnut at the same time a group of rag-tag orphans arrive, Deputy Jake Russell finds himself butting heads and hearts with Livy who wants to save the ruffians from the town as much as Jakes wants to save the town from them. With clean, crisp writing, engaging characters and a intriguing plot chock full of toe-curling romance, adorable orphans and the perfect dose of mystery, Stealing Jake will nab your attention from the first page to the last. If you’re looking for a fun read, wholesome entertainment and a tender romance that will make you sigh, Stealing Jake is a steal of a read that definitely delivers the goods.

FINALLY … Don’t miss out on the following blog/interview/giveaways for A Heart Revealed this week, some of which have excerpts!!


AUGUST 14 to 20, 2011

Join me on the Margaret Daley’s blog for a chance to win a signed copy of any of my books including my upcoming release, A Heart Revealed at:



AUGUST 20 to SEPTEMBER 1, 2011

Join me at Nora St. Laurent’s blog, Finding Hope Through Fiction, for a chance to win a signed copy of any of my books including my upcoming release, A Heart Revealed at:



AUGUST 21 to 27, 2011

Join me at Amber Stoke’s blog, Seasons of Humility, for a chance to win a signed copy of my upcoming release, A Heart Revealed at:



AUGUST 25 to SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

Join me at Casey Herringshaw’s blog, Writing for Christ, for a chance to win a signed copy of any of my books including my upcoming release, A Heart Revealed at:


That’s it for now. Have a GREAT weekend!