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Latest Release! Christmas in July, A Dickens Holiday "Summer" Romance

Christmas in July:  A Dickens Holiday Romance Sylvia Moore returns to Dickens during the annual Christmas in July festival, hoping to land the New England location for a new Christmas romance movie. She knows the town will award only one filming permit a year but is confident the deal’s in Santa’s bag. After all, she’s the hometown girl with the hometown advantage. But her rival, Chase Ellis, is also in town, and he’s out to grab the Dickens location for a movie, too, working the locals and smooth-talking the town council. This is a familiar snowy path and Sylvia ponders whether to confront or avoid him. They’re both staying at Holly Hill Inn, so avoiding him—and his molten chocolate brown eyes—is impossible. Then Chase proposes a sweet as Christmas candy deal. When that falls through, Sylvia counters with a deal of her own. Both know their reputations and careers are on the line. Sylvia assures her boss the contract is in her Christmas stocking. Chase knows if he loses, he risks futur


Published in romance fiction since 1997, Maddie James has run the gamut of publishing options from traditional publishers, to small press, to independent publishing. She is the bestselling author of over 50 novels, novellas, and short stories. Her books are available in ebook, print, and some in audiobook, are distributed worldwide, and have been translated into at least seven languages.

Writing as Maddie James
, she focuses on Love in the Heartland -- contemporary stories of small towns and ranches -- including cowboys, and the boy/girl next door. Occasionally, she may heat things up with a little spice, or a hint of the paranormal. Affaire de Coeur said, “James shows a special talent for traditional romance.”

As Madelaide James, she explores the real-life, complicated relationships and situations of women, men, and families, and tackles some of those problems through her women's fiction stories. 

As M.L. Jameson, she writes sexy, dangerous, and often steamy romantic suspense. RT Book Reviews claimed, “James deftly combines romance and suspense, so hop on for an exhilarating ride.”

[Note: Rebranding for the Madelaide and M.L. pen names is currently a work in progress, especially for romantic suspense. Watch for news as my current RS novels are rewritten and rebranded!]

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Welcome to my worlds!

Hi there. I'm so happy you stopped by. I'm Maddie James and I write stories with romantic themes--relationship books with happily-ever-after or happy-for-now endings. Whatever pen name I am writing under, my stories range from sweet to sizzling, from cowboys to suspense, and from flirty contemporary romance to darker erotic titles. Yeah, I can't be pinned down to a single romance sub-genre and I'm too old to even try!

Navigate the links of this site above, or at the left, to learn more about my books.

I sell my books at all of the regular retail outlets and I also sell directly from my own online bookstore, which is integrated with this website. I love having my own shop because I can better connect with you personally. Selling directly to the reader/consumer is an advantage for me, and also for you! Read about the win-win for author and book buyer when buying direct from an author.

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Maddie (Madelaide, M.L.)


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