Jan Moran

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Enter the secretive inner worlds of wine and perfumery in stylish sagas set against the sweeping backdrops of 20th century Paris, Tuscany, Napa, and Hollywood. Jan Moran writes about smart, fiercely independent female characters. Her historical fiction includes THE WINEMAKERS and SCENT OF TRIUMPH for St. Martin's Press. She writes a contemporary romance/chick-lit series with FLAWLESS, BEAUTY MARK, and RUNWAY, ESSENCE, etc (and now on Kindle Unlimited). She also wrote Fabulous Fragrance I & II, Rizzoli Bookstores bestsellers, and VINTAGE PERFUMES.

Visit her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/janmoranbooks, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/janmoran.

Jan's books have also been translated into German, Polish, Portuguese, Italian, Tur
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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,…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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“What a beautiful woman. She moved with grace, she was entirely feminine, and yet, she possessed incredible inner strength. She’s a survivor.”
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“He caught his breath, not because of her bedraggled appearance, but rather because of the way she stood, so straight and tall. Courageous.”
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message 23: by Alex

Alex Bobl Thanks for the invite.


message 22: by K.E.

K.E. Saxon Thanks for the GR friendship, Jan!!


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


message 20: by Selena

Selena Blake Thank you for the friend request.

Happy Reading!

SB


message 19: by Dahlia

Dahlia (yadkny) Hi Jan!
Thanks for the friending:)


Francine "Tsukime" Thanks for the friend request! :)


Francine "Tsukime" Thanks for the friend request! :)


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


message 15: by Sophia

Sophia TY for the friend request, Jan!


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


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


message 12: by Kelly

Kelly Blount Hey Jan! Great to connect with you on here!


message 11: by Owen

Owen Jones Hello Jan,

I hope you're well.
Thanks for the friend request.

All the best,
Owen
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message 10: by Lori

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

:)
~Lori


message 9: by Jan

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


message 8: by James

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


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Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


message 6: by Jill

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
@Sharliebel


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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