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Jan Moran

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Hello there, glad you stopped by! If you like fun beach reads or romantic sagas that whisk you off to places like California beaches or Italy, Paris, and Napa Valley, then come on in. I'm Jan, and I write feel-good novels with heart that will help you escape. Join me in my Facebook Readers Group, too, where we celebrate good books and cheer each other on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/58425.... That's where I share sales, ARCs, and lots of fun times.

Here's where you can find all my books: https://viewauthor.at/JanMoranBooks.

So what's new? I'm thrilled to share that my latest book, CORAL COTTAGE, made the USA Today bestseller list, so we've been celebrating this bucket-list win. SEABREEZE CHRISTMAS is up next in November 2020. Besides my
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Jan Moran I believe it's never been a better time to be a writer. Persistence pays off, so keep writing. It helped me to write across genres--nonfiction, fictio…moreI believe it's never been a better time to be a writer. Persistence pays off, so keep writing. It helped me to write across genres--nonfiction, fiction, magazine articles--to hone my skills. Critique groups and professional organizations for romance and mystery writers are also excellent for learning the business and receiving feedback. Finally, if you can't find an agent or publisher, consider self-publishing and create your own success story--my good track record with an indie title gained the attention of an agent and publisher.(less)
Jan Moran When I'm having a block in a story, I take a walk on the beach or a long bath to sort it out.
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99-CENT SALE! SEABREEZE INN: Kindle, Nook, Apple, Kobo, GooglePlay Hi everyone, Popping in to say that the first ebook in my Summer Beach series, Seabreeze Inn, is now on sale for a limited time at just 99 tiny pennies or pence. Start reading this feel-good beach saga set in the sweet village of Summer Beach, […]


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She had been teasing out the revelation, but she finally relented. “Nabi Imran was Mary’s father.”
Hi, everyone, with the debut of my latest Sigma novel this week, I thought I'd go back to the very beginning, to where it all started. I wanted to tease out annotations from SANDSTORM to give insight into the series history and creation. Then over the next month, I'll be doing the same throughout the other books in the series. It's a great way for me to revisit the books--and I hope you, too, will enjoy this trip down memory lane. I'm starting with the tantalizing line above as I think it best captures what I've been trying to do. One of the themes (though I hate using that word from English ...more
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“Parthenogenesis,” Safia said aloud. Kara looked confused. “It’s a form of reproduction where a female can produce an egg with an intact nucleus containing her own genetic code, which then grows and is born, an identical genetic duplicate of the mother.”
And here in a nutshell is the SECOND seed of a story that I'm always searching for. I'm looking for that bit of science that makes me go: "What if?" "Where might this lead?" "How will this effect us?" And while I can build a great big rollercoaster of an adventure based on some technological threat, what intrigued me more--and what I love to explore in a novel--is how that technology challenges us: morally, ethically, spiritually. It is in that gray area that great stories can be found.
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“It looks like a big hollow sphere,” Omaha said. Coral nodded. “It is. The dodecahedron goes more commonly by the name buckyball. Named after Buckminster Fuller.”
Last but not least, this quote is a hint at another aspect of humanity that I love to feature in my novels: The enduring inventiveness and creativity of the human spirit. We have the tendency to dismiss the advancements and technology of ancient peoples. To attribute the building of the pyramids to aliens. We look toward "ancient astronauts" as the bearer of great technological gifts. But throughout the course of my series--starting with SANDSTORM and onward--readers will learn the enduring curiosity of the human mind, the determined fierceness of our spirit. And Sigma's goal is to preserve ...more
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Alex Bobl Thanks for the invite.


Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Thank you for the friend request hon. Hope you had a great Tuesday. Talk later :)


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Selena Blake Thank you for the friend request.

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Dahlia (yadkny) Hi Jan!
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Francine \ Thanks for the friend request! :)


Patricia Puddle Hi Jan, nice to meet you. :)


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Sophia TY for the friend request, Jan!


Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie* Thank you for the friend invite, Jan! :)


Chris- Bookaddict Hi Jan , Thanks for the friend invite :)


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Owen Jones Hello Jan,

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All the best,
Owen
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Lori Hi Jan (and fellow San Diegan),
Thanks for the friend invite! I have added "Scent of Triumph" to my wishlist of reads.

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~Lori


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Jan Moran James wrote: "Hi Jan. Thank you for the friend invite! :-)"
Great to connect here!
Jan


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James Caterino Hi Jan. Thank you for the friend invite! :-)


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Jill Lovely to meet you here on Goodreads, Jan, and thanks for your friendship.


Carole Gill hello nice to meet you.


Charlotte Liebel Thank you for your friendship, Jan. Have added your book to read: Scent of Triumph / A Historical Romance. Best wishes,

~Charlotte M. Liebel
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Savannah Jan, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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Jan Moran Derick wrote: "Thanks for the connection, Jan! You may like my 2012 debut,a hilarious Irish romcom called 'Dysfunctional Romance!' which has 17 five star reviews on Amazon and over 7,000 followers on Twitter alre..."

Thank you, Derick! I'll check it out. You might like my Scent of Triumph, too--it's getting a lot of thumbs up reviews from men, too!Scent of Triumph / A Historical Romance


Derick Hudson Thanks for the connection, Jan! You may like my 2012 debut,a hilarious Irish romcom called 'Dysfunctional Romance!' which has 17 five star reviews on Amazon and over 7,000 followers on Twitter already. see my blog for details:
www.derickhudson.blogspot.com
Kind regards,
Derick


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