Julie Miller

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USA TODAY bestselling author Julie Miller writes breathtaking romantic suspense. She has earned a National Readers Choice Award and two Daphne du Maurier Awards among many other prizes for both her series and single title books. She was also honored to receive the RT BookReviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Suspense, and has twice been a finalist for RWA’s prestigious RITA Award. With millions of copies in print worldwide, many of her books have appeared on the USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Amazon and BookScan Top 100 Romances bestseller lists. www.juliemiller.org

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Julie Miller I am currently writing a standalone Precinct book for Harlequin Intrigue, titled KANSAS CITY COP.

I'm also working on a couple of what my friend…more
I am currently writing a standalone Precinct book for Harlequin Intrigue, titled KANSAS CITY COP.

I'm also working on a couple of what my friend Delores Fossen calls "Sunday books". These are some bigger stories that aren't contracted yet--one with a paranormal twist, and one that's a gritty, sexy urban romantic suspense.(less)
Julie Miller Cintia--First, my apologies for not answering sooner. I didn't realize there was a question posted here until a friend pointed it out to me.…moreCintia--First, my apologies for not answering sooner. I didn't realize there was a question posted here until a friend pointed it out to me. Hopefully, you've figured things our already. If not, here's my reply.

One of the hardest things in the world for a writer to do is to NOT compare your work and success to any other writer. Every writer's journey to publication is different. This is a tough business, and demands a thick skin--at least as often as you can manage it. There will be days when, no matter what stage of your career, the mental game will get to you. My best advice is this:
1. Write the story you want to tell. Love your characters and your work. Educate yourself as much as you can through workshops/classes/reading so that the work you produce is something you love and feel strongly about. iow, try to ignore social media and the depressing news that can derail you, and just write. Get the story done first--then worry about the rest.

2. Surround yourself with people who support your dream to be a published author--with people who respect your time when you're writing, as well as those who can celebrate your successes (completing a ms, submitting a ms, querying an editor or agent, meeting your daily or weekly word count goal, etc.) Find a writers' group (but be make sure it's a group that supports what you like to write--i.e. a group of poets or non-fiction writers might not understand the particular trials and tribulations of publishing romance or science fiction, etc., and make sure the group has both experienced writers who can offer advice or possibly mentor you, as well as writers at your level of the publishing experience who can relate to where you are). Your support can be one friend or a group--as long as they're in your corner. There's soooo much info out there on social media, it can get depressing to hear of someone else's successes or discouraging to hear of imposing statistics or failures.

3. Set smaller, achievable goals--not just, I want to publish my story. Try writing a short story or novella. Write an individual scene or chapter. Write 1000 words a day, or over a weekend, depending on your schedule. Write a synopsis and query letter. Then get yourself a fun calendar and put a sticker or draw a star on it every time you achieve one of those mini-goals.

And finally, read. A lot. The kinds of stories you want to write. Stories by your favorite authors. Remind yourself why you want to write and tell stories in the first place. Plus, there's the added bonus of expanding vocabulary; studying plotting, pacing and characterization, etc.

I'm sorry to hear you're struggling. Trust me, you are not alone. Good luck! Let me know when you finish writing that book :)(less)
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Hey, Readers!

Just a quick FYI announcement:
Harlequin has changed the title of my August 2019 release, Covert Assignment, to PERSONAL PROTECTION.

So, if you've already marked the release on your calendar or TBB list, please note the title change.

It's my understanding that if you've already pre-ordered it under the former title, the order will simply switch to the new book. If you haven't pre-orde... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: USA TODAY bestselling author Julie Miller's new series launches with a lawman and social worker who team up to safeguard a baby After a near-fatal shootout at his sister's wedding, third-generation lawman Niall Watson comes home to a baby in distress. The abandoned newborn in his neighbor's apartment sends the Kansas City PD criminologist into rescue mode once again. Social worker Lucy McKane will do whatever it takes to protect the infant boy entrusted to her care. The tall, sexy ME next door may be clueless about her feelings for him, but Niall's the only one who can keep them safe. As a vengeful killer targets them, desire draws Lucy and Niall dangerously closer. Together, can they find justice and safeguard their newly created family?
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Description: A ruthless killer…an expectant mother…one determined cop. Rafe Delgado had been there for Josie Nichols her entire life. So when he turned to her one night, emotionally drained thanks to a heartbreaking case, her longtime crush on the brooding cop reached a whole new level. But afterward, Rafe went back to being untouchable and Josie didn't know how to break through his shell…even to tell him she was pregnant. Everything Rafe did was by the book and so his moment of weakness could never be repeated. He didn't deserve someone like Josie.even if it was a daily struggle to keep his hands off her. But learning she could ID a cold–blooded killer changed everything. Now she was in his protective custody and caring about her only made his job harder. And learning about his unborn child made it nearly impossible.
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“Life isn't easy... Sometimes, stuff happens that isn't your fault, that you can't control. It doesn't mean you've failed or that or that you won't fail again. It just means that you have to fight harder. You have to be stronger. You can't let the bad stuff win. You have to keep getting up and moving forward even when you're afraid to or you don't think you can.”
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“That was bliss. Being cared for. Wanted. Feeling so necessary to someone’s existence that there was no place for the loneliness inside her.”
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“Come here.” Without regard for modesty, she pulled off her T-shirt and wadded it up to stanch his wounds. He splayed his fingers on her bare stomach and grinned. “Honey, I’m afraid I can’t help you with that right now. Maybe later?” How could he joke and flirt when she was so afraid? “Max. You’re bleeding. Maybe dying. I don’t want to lose you.”
“Come. Here.” He grabbed her and pulled her down into the grass beside him. He pressed a kiss to her temple and rubbed his grizzled cheek against hers. The sirens were getting closer. “Are you okay? Are you hurt?”
“I’m fine. You’re the one who got shot. Twice.”
“I’m gonna live through both. I’m a tough guy, remember?”
“Damn it, Max—”
“Rosemary March. Did you just swear? You know I don’t like hearing that from you,” he teased. He pulled her in for a kiss that lasted until a groan of pain forced him to come up for air. “You get under my skin, Rosie.”
“Like an itchy rash?” she teased.
“Like an alarm clock finally waking me up to the life I’m supposed to have. With you.”
So when did the tough guy learn to speak such beautiful things? Tears stung her eyes again as she found a spot where she could hug him without causing any pain.
“I know I’m not the guy you expected to want you like this, and I know you weren’t the woman I was looking for. Hell, I wasn’t even looking.”
“Neither was I.”
“But we found each other.”
“We’re good for each other.”
“I’m not an easy man to live with. I come with a lot of emotional baggage.”
“And I don’t?”
“You can do better than me.”
Rosie shook her head, smiling. “I can’t do better than a good man who loves me. A man who encourages me to be myself and to be strong and who makes me feel safer and more loved than I have ever felt in my life.”
“I do love you, Rosie.”
“I love you, Max.”
“What are we going to do about these feelings?” Max asked.
“What do you want to do?” "
Let’s give the Dinkles something to talk about.”
“You’re moving in upstairs?”
“And opening all the windows.”
Rosie smiled. “Oh, I hope we give them plenty to talk about.”
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“She liked seeing John smile. He was usually so serious and guarded. The flash of boyish teasing warmed her heart. She’d liked the faintly possessive stamp of that kiss, too. Although she’d never imagined she would enjoy any man showing possessive tendencies around her again, there was something healthy and respectful, and completely new about the way John liked to hold her hands or take her arm, to subtly touch her—or kiss her. It was like falling in love for the first time all over again. He made her feel important. He listened. He got angry…on her behalf. John made her feel like a woman worth caring about, not a punching bag or vessel for sex or thing a man owned the way Danny had. He made her believe that with the right man—with John himself, perhaps—that it was okay for her to love again. - (Maggie)”
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Julie Miller It was called UNSANCTIONED MEMORIES. A good family friend runs an antiques business south of Lone Jack. She owns lots of dogs, too. I had a reclusive heroine, living with her dog, so I based the heroine's home on her Log Cabin Antiques. I think my hero left his car in Lone Jack and hiked down to the heroine's place.

I remember the copyeditor arguing with me (friendly arguing) that I could have a road named Lovers Lane. I have a picture of the crossroads sign near this antiques business... called Lovers Lane. Don't know if you're familiar with it.

Hope you get a chance to read UNSANCTIONED MEMORIES. And I'm so pleased to hear you're enjoying my KC books! Thank you!

Jacqueline wrote: "Hi Julie, Thanks for accepting my friendvite. I really enjoy reading your KC based romantic suspense books. What book did you set near Lone Jack?
Jacqueline"



Jacqueline J Hi Julie, Thanks for accepting my friendvite. I really enjoy reading your KC based romantic suspense books. What book did you set near Lone Jack?
Jacqueline


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Julie Miller Thanks!


Sandra Hi Julie,
Thanks for the friendship!


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