Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Christmas Letter

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December 2013 


Merry Christmas Everyone!

From the posts on Facebook and tweets on Twitter I notice almost an equal amount of joy and pain. If you and your family are experiencing joy I rejoice with you. For those who are going through trials I pray that God will see you through. He has certainly seen my family, friends, and I through 2013.

   As a perfectionist my goal this year has been to rewrite the books in the Jillian Bradley mystery series. Tonight at the stroke of midnight I will have succeeded.
   Next year I look forward to the launch of Book 8 "The Long Trip Home." I hope you will add it to your reading list and find out what happens next to Jillian and Teddy. It's going to be quite an adventure! 



   For my fellow authors I wish great writing success in 2014. My wish for you, dear readers, is a prosperous and happy new year. Thank you for your readership. See you in January - I hope you have a lovely holiday season.

Love and Warm Wishes,


   ~Nancy Jill Thames

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Greatest Mystery Ever!

By Nancy Jill Thames


I can't think of a better mystery than how God sent His Only Son Jesus into the world. The mystery, however, isn't really a mystery at all...it's a gift - a tiny baby, born of a virgin, was tested in all the ways we are yet without sin. When we accept this gift of salvation we are cleansed from all sin and gain eternal life. Ah, yet another mystery...

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season - and for me...




  See you in my books!

 ~Nancy Jill 
Mystery novelist Nancy Jill Thames has published Christian fiction since 2010. The author of seven books in the Jillian Bradley series, she is an award-winning blogger and listed frequently on the Author Watch Bestseller’s List. In addition, she won first place in her church's 4th of July celebration for her chocolate cream pie. 

When she isn’t plotting her next book, she spends time with her six grandchildren, tags along with her husband on business trips, and plays classical piano for her personal enjoyment. She is an active member of the Leander Writers' Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW),  CenTex Chapter-ACFW, and supports the Central Texas SPCA with a portion of her book sales. She resides with her husband in Leander, Texas.

CONTACT INFORMATION jillthames@gmail.com
 



Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Ten Great Gift Ideas for Mystery Lovers!

 By Nancy Jill Thames 


For those of you who like to do their holiday shopping online as I do, here are some great  gift ideas for readers on your list. All books are G-Rated and contain no profanity - just good stories! Books are written in a series but can be stand-alone.


FOR ADDED FUN, TEDDY (JILLIAN'S SIDEKICK AND SLEUTH-DOG) APPEARS IN EVERY BOOK ALONG WITH A NEW FRIEND OF HIS OWN




1. If you want to give your reader an ocean side stay at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel with all the amenities (plus a little gossip), give them a copy of
"Murder in Half Moon Bay." $8.09



















2. For readers who enjoy gorgeous sunsets  or insight into endangered species, a mystery set at Sanctuary Spa Camelback Mountain might make a good gift. Give them a copy of
 "The Ghost Orchid Murder." $10.79









3. To experience a bit of early California history in the Bay Area along with a heart-warming story, give them the Christmas adventure of 









 
4. Does your reader like whale-watching, Waikiki Beach, or perhaps a cruise to Catalina Island? Then they  might  enjoy 
"The Mark of Eden." $8.99





5. For a visit to San Diego complete with Jillian's family reunion at a five-star oceanfront hotel you might want to give a copy of 
"Pacific Beach." $8.09










 6. For Christmas lovers and those on your list who enjoy a bit of romance "Waiting for Santa" might be just the thing. $8.09



















7. A London adventure awaits in "The Ruby of Siam" and ends with Jillian's wedding. What happens afterward will have to wait until 2014 when the final book "The Long Trip Home" launches. $8.09
 















 


8. Besides "Murder in Half Moon Bay" as a free e-book gift, another suggestion is "A Cup of Cozy," a free e-book gift on Amazon and Smashwords to you from the authors of Cozy Mystery Magazine.




 







9. If you can't decide which book to buy for those on your list consider giving them the entire series. (Around $60) They'll love reading about the adventures of Jillian and her sidekick, Teddy, as they help solve homicides which fall across their path. Amazon.com






10. For yourself, when you purchase  paperback copies for those on your list, use the Kindle MatchBook program (new on Amazon) to purchase the e-book versions of the Jillian Bradley mysteries for half-price.  (Only $1.99 each.) Amazon.com


There you have it! Ten holiday gift ideas for everyone who enjoys a good whodunnit, cozy mystery, or animal mystery. Happy shopping, dear readers!




  See you in my books!

 ~Nancy Jill 
Mystery novelist Nancy Jill Thames has published Christian fiction since 2010. The author of seven books in the Jillian Bradley series, she is an award winning blogger and listed numerous times on the Author Watch Bestseller’s List. In addition, she won first place in her church's 4th of July celebration for her chocolate cream pie.



When she isn’t plotting her next book, she spends time with her six grandchildren, tags along with her husband on business trips, and plays classical piano for her personal enjoyment. She is an active member of the Leander Writers' Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW),  CenTex Chapter-ACFW, and supports the Central Texas SPCA with a portion of her book sales. She resides with her husband in Leander, Texas.

CONTACT INFORMATION jillthames@gmail.com