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Sandy James

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About this author

Sandy lives in a quiet suburb of Indianapolis with her husband of thirty years and is a high school social studies teacher. She and her husband own a small stable of harness racehorses and enjoy spending time at the two Indiana racetracks.

She is published through Forever Yours, Carina Press, and BookStrand, as well as self-published. She has been an Amazon Bestseller many times and has won numerous awards, including two HOLT Medallions.

Please visit her website at http://sandyjames.com for more information or find her on Twitter (http://twitter@sandyjamesbooks)or Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/sandyjamesbooks) Represented by Browne & Miller Literary.


There are three contests I've always considered the most prestigious--and hardest to crack--in romance. The Ritas. The HOLT Medallion. And the Maggies. So far, I've been blessed with two HOLT Medallions and two HOLT Awards of Merit. While I am skeptical I'll ever break into the Ritas, I did reach another of my major goals. I'm a finalist in the 2015 Maggies! Even better--I'm a DOUBLE finalist.... Read more of this blog post »
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This story was a welcome addition to Howell's Wherlocke and Vaughn series. An enjoyable, quick read that satisfies her fans.
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"I absolutely devoured If He's Noble.

Primrose is running from an evil aunt and a horrible marriage arrangement. She hopes to find her brother so he can save her from her aunt's nefarious plans. Instead she runs into Bened Vaughn, who in all good co..." Read more of this review »
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Well-researched and easy to read, this book does a great job of showing how important the king and queen were to Great Britain during WWII. I've always admired George VI and Elizabeth the Queen Mum, and this book helped that admiration grow.
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Sing A Song of the Stars by Sandy James
"Face it, romance is universal, Intergalactic, it can happen to anyone at any time. Sing a Song of the Stars is a collection of eight science fiction romances, some short and sweet, some a little longer, but just as romantic, just as full of advent..." Read more of this review »
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Runaway by Sandy James
"Another Shay in the little town of White Pines is not acceptable, not after the all the pain this family has caused in this little Montana town. After Cassandra Shay saves Ty and Jake’s life from her deranged uncle she makes her escape from a forc..." Read more of this review »
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Although it was a well-written book, this was a DNF for me. I can't fault the author because the topic was obviously researched and the prose was easy to read. I simply could not warm to the topic. DNF at 25%.
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Ashley ~twisted_illusions~ Hi Sandy, thanks for the friend request. Sorry it took so long I haven't been on as much lately. I'm really looking forward to reading The Reluctant Amazon.


message 40: by Beth

Beth Thanks for the friendship. I will be starting The Impetuous Amazon tonight or tomorrow depending how much reading time I get in today. I was so excited when Carina Press sent me an ARC. Looking forward to seeing you online.


message 39: by Sandy

Sandy James Shera (Book Whispers) wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite! Looking forward to reading your books."

Thanks, Shera! I look forward to hearing your thoughts. :)


Shera (Book Whispers) Thanks for the friend invite! Looking forward to reading your books.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 36: by Gennie

Gennie Gee You are very welcome! I look forward to reading more of your books :)


message 35: by Sandy

Sandy James Thank you for accepting! :)


SheLove2Read Thanks for the friend request Sandy!


message 33: by Sandy

Sandy James Brandy wrote: "I'm so excited to read TURNING THIRTY-TWELVE!!" That's so sweet! I hope you enjoy it!!! :)


message 32: by Brandy

Brandy Rivers I'm so excited to read TURNING THIRTY-TWELVE!!


message 31: by Sandy

Sandy James Daren wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Sandy! I can't wait to start reading your book, "Turning Thirty-Twelve"; it sounds so cute! :)"

Hi, Daren! Sure hope you enjoy the story!! :)


message 30: by Daren

Daren Thanks for the friend request, Sandy! I can't wait to start reading your book, "Turning Thirty-Twelve"; it sounds so cute! :)


message 29: by Sandy

Sandy James Cheryl wrote: "Thanks for the friend request Sandy! I love dogs, but miniature schnauzers are my favorite :)" They sure make great pets! :)


message 28: by Cheryl

Cheryl Thanks for the friend request Sandy! I love dogs, but miniature schnauzers are my favorite :)


message 27: by Sandy

Sandy James New contest to win a copy of LASR Book of the Year, Turning Thirty-Twelve! http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...


message 26: by Sandy

Sandy James Major thanks to everyone who voted for Turning Thirty-Twelve! It was named Book of the Year for Long and Short Reviews!!


message 25: by Sandy

Sandy James I could use some help! Turning Thirty-Twelve is up for Book of the Year at Long and Short Reviews! I would love to have your vote!!! Please, please?? THANKS so much!!
http://www.longandshortreviews.com/pr...


message 24: by Sandy

Sandy James Wow! A great day yesterday! Also found out that The Reluctant Amazon won the Where the Magic Begins contest!!!


message 23: by Sandy

Sandy James I'm absolutely thrilled that The Reluctant Amazon won the paranormal category of the 2010 GOTCHA! Contest!!!


message 22: by Sandy

Sandy James Happy New Year, everyone!!


message 21: by Sandy

Sandy James Merry Christmas!!!


message 20: by Deidre

Deidre Thanks for the friend's add. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!


message 19: by Sandy

Sandy James Faith of the Heart just popped up in print!!!
http://www.amazon.com/Faith-Damaged-H...


message 18: by Sandy

Sandy James I just found out that Murphy's Law and Free Falling are finalists in the 2009 EPICs!!!


message 17: by Sandy

Sandy James I'm thrilled to announce that Turning Thirty-Twelve won the Aspen Gold Readers Choice Contest for the best Contemporary Romance of 2008!!!


message 16: by Sandy

Sandy James My pleasure! I'd love to know when you get the chance to read Murphy's Law! :-)


*Sklip* Hey thanks for the add!


message 14: by Sandy

Sandy James Glad to hear it got there! I look forward to hearing your opinion. I sure hope you enjoy the story. :-)


message 13: by Melinda

Melinda I just received Murphy's Law in the mail yesterday! Thank you, and thank you for signing it. I look forward to reading it.


message 12: by Sandy

Sandy James Thanks, Shannon! It's not tough because it's a labor of love. These books are my "babies," and I always like to know what they're up to. ;-)


Shannon Sandy, I loved that you are so involved with your books after they are written. Keeping up with all the ratings and comments must be a tough job. :)


message 10: by Sandy

Sandy James Thanks, Sandra! I sure hope you enjoy the book! Please let me know what you think when you've had a chance to read it!! :-)


Sandra Thanks for the update. I just bought "Murphy's Law". Look forward to reading it.


message 8: by Sandy

Sandy James I'm glad you're looking forward to it! I'm just finishing up getting it packed to ship! You'll get it soon! :-)


Meghan (meggieriess) Thank you! I'm excited to read the book and review it!


Kittiya Hi Lee,
Thanks for the request. Also thanks for saying I have many helpful reviews. I try to make a point to write them but I tend to get behind. It's nice to know that they are helpful.

Thanks again, Kittiya


message 5: by Lee

Lee back at ya sister :)
Lee

Lee Silver
"Romance With a Twist"
THE TWIST, BookStrand #1 Bestseller
www.LeeSilver.org








message 4: by Sandy

Sandy James Hi, Lee! Glad to be friends with a BookStrand sister! :-)


message 3: by Lee

Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, Sandy!

My new romantic suspense, The Twist is a Bookstrand #1 Bestseller! A story of mind-bending control and unnerving metamorphosis, The Twist unravels the tale of a hotshot consultant as he struggles to foil a plot to steal $12 million and to rescue the feisty, female scientist who has stolen his heart.

READ AN EXCERPT FROM THE TWIST

Have a great day!
Lee

Lee Silver
"Romance With a Twist"
THE TWIST, BookStrand #1 Bestseller
www.LeeSilver.org






message 2: by Ellen

Ellen Thanks for being a Fan, Sandy! Check my GoodReads page when you get the chance :)


message 1: by Ellen

Ellen Hey Sandy!
Thanks for friending me :) Have a wonderful week!

Ellen

www.ellendye.com


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