J.J. Murray

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Multicultural romance and mystery novelist J. J. Murray writes multicultural novels in all genres. He grew up in New York (Huntington), New Jersey (Plainfield), Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh), Missouri (St. Louis), Indiana (West Lafayette and College Corners), and Ohio (Marietta), and has now lived more than half his life in southwest Virginia. After college (Marietta (OH) he settled in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia and taught history and English for thirty-two years to students who sometimes actually spoke it. He lives with his sons, his beard, his long hair, his imagination, and Lovie the Wonder Mutt in a house built in 1928. Readers can visit J. J.'s website at JohnJeffreyMurray.com.

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The Real Thing

3.98 avg rating — 739 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Something Real

3.82 avg rating — 446 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Renee And Jay

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Too Much of a Good Thing

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I'm Your Girl

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Original Love

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Lucky

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A Good Man

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I'll Be Your Everything

3.90 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Can't Get Enough Of Your Love

3.78 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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“Whatever happened to the dragon?"

I mustered my primmest tone. "He has a name, you know."

Adrian pulled back and gave me a curious look. "I didn't know, actually. What'd you decide on?"

"Hopper." When Adrian laughed, I added, "Best rabbit ever. He'd be proud to know his name is being passed on."
"Yes, I'm sure he would. Did you name the Mustang too?"
"I think you mean the Ivashkinator."

He stared at me in wonder. "I told you I loved you, right?
"Yes," I assured him. "Many times.”
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“many romance authors seem to recycle their books and only change the cover, the characters’ names, and the settings. The plot, dialogue, and even some of the so-called ‘plot twists’ all seem the same.”
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“Live, for this is the time of your life.”
William Saroyan, The Time of Your Life

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
William Durant

“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”
Mark Twain

“Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.”
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“You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.”
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Nicole Green

I suppose I'll stick to IMRR for the time being.
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I'm glad you have some help! It shouldn't take too long for them to get back to you. I don't remember exactly, but I would think you should see the new features when you sign in very soon.


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J.J. Murray Nicole wrote: "I'm happy to be a fan and a friend. My suggestion: Join groups and make comments on their forums when you have a chance! Welcome."

I suppose I'll stick to IMRR for the time being.

I am not adept at this. My 11-year-old has been helping me. He knows his stuff.

I applied for the author program. How long will it take for me to hear back?


Nicole Green I'm happy to be a fan and a friend. My suggestion: Join groups and make comments on their forums when you have a chance! Welcome.


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