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Valentine’s Day came early!

Work-Crush Balance is available now! Journal subscribers will get it in the February 2 newsletter, but if you can’t wait, you can download it today at the link below. Not a subscriber? Sign up today and get your free gift!

Coming in February!

This short story is a little Valentine’s gift for my reading community. It’s only available to J.L. Jarvis Journal subscribers, so click Book News in the menu above to sign up, and you’ll be one of the first to receive this in February!

What if you could know the day you’d fall in love — and then call in sick to avoid it?

Ella has anguished over her secret crush on the guy in the opposite cubicle. With one calm but deep glance, he can make her shy heart shiver.

After pining away for a year, Ella’s heart is so far gone that she sometimes wishes she’d never met him. But when they get stuck in an elevator on Valentine’s Day, all of that changes.

Follow Ella & Jack as fate catches them by surprise in this sweet and stirring romantic short story.

Changes In Store(s)

Amazon Kindle Unlimited

For years, I’ve worked hard to ensure my books would be available on multiple platforms, but the current economy has prompted me to make a difficult business decision. Most of us are feeling the pinch of inflation and impending recession. As much as I write because I simply love it, love isn’t enough to publish a book. At this time, the best way for me to continue to share the books I love to write is to shift to a different business model. I am phasing my ebooks into Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited (KU) program. The KU subscription model works for many readers on a budget. For non-KU readers, my books will still be available for purchase on Amazon. The audiobooks and paperbacks remain unchanged. For more information on Kindle Unlimited, click here.

The Red Rose: Update

While procrastinating—I mean taking a break from diligently toiling away at the keyboard and periodically wiping my brow—I dropped some little hints about my next book, The Red Rose

  • I’ve added a page for the book. Just click “Coming Next” up there in the menu.
  • I’ve created a Pinterest board, which I’ve done for a number of my books. It’s particularly helpful for this book because so many of the locations are real or inspired by real places I’ve enjoyed during my almost annual visits to Edinburgh (Covid notwithstanding). So I’ll be updating that with location pics.
  • I’m continuing to update my writing playlist. Again, this is something I create for every book, but they’re usually just for my own inspirational use as I write. This one, however, I’ve shared because it directly relates to the subject matter—which you’d know if you subscribed to the J.L. Jarvis Journal. (Click “News” in the menu to sign up.) You can find the playlist on The Red Rose web page with links to the YouTube, Spotify, and Tidal playlists.
  • Since the last issue of The J.L. Jarvis Journal went out, I’ve discovered a new artist, Claire Hastings, and her song, “Fair Weather Beggar,” with a music video coincidentally shot in some key locations for my book. Watching this should really put you in the mood for The Red Rose
  • If you like what you hear, support the artists by buying their music.
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Fair Weather Beggar, Claire Hastings