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Jamie Ayres writes young adult paranormal love stories by night and teaches young adults as a Language Arts middle school teacher by day. When not at home on her laptop or at school, she can often be found at a local book store grabbing random children and reading to them. So far, she has not been arrested for this. Although she spent her youthful summers around Lake Michigan, she now lives in Florida with her prince charming, two children (sometimes three based on how Mr. Ayres is acting), and a basset hound. She really does have grandmothers named Olga and Gay but unlike her heroine, she's thankfully not named after either one of them. She loves lazy pajama days, the first page of a good book, stupid funny movies, and sharing stories with...more


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Jamie Ayres When I read Twilight (I know, I know), I thought it'd be interesting to turn Edward's gift around & only be able to hear one person's thoughts…moreWhen I read Twilight (I know, I know), I thought it'd be interesting to turn Edward's gift around & only be able to hear one person's thoughts instead. I'm a pantser, not a plotter, so I didn't know I'd use that idea for the last installment of my trilogy (18 Thoughts--coming Jan. 2015!) until I got to the end of the second book, 18 Truths. And from that idea, I got my title, which fit since book one is 18 Things. It's funny how I only knew the title for book 1 when I got the contract for my trilogy, but all the 'th' titles matched perfectly to what each novel is about :-)(less)
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Last night when I tried to think of something to blog about today, I had nothing. I felt defeated, and my heart was heavy. These past six weeks haven’t been easy. If you follow this blog, you might recall how I recently got in touch with my best friend from childhood (you can read about that divine intervention here). Basically, I got fan mail from agirl named Kerri this summer, which lead me t...

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Harlequin Books Hi Jamie, I'm sorry it took a bit to stop by and say thanks for being a friend. I swear my day is over before it properly began! While here, I want you to know that if you ever have any questions about the books on my shelves or about Harlequin.com, Stop by the HB profile and I would be delighted to answer them. Also, I list as much Harlequin news and author news as I can so be sure to watch for my updates.

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Kim S., Harlequin Books ambassador


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