Posted in Jean Maxwell on October 9, 2012 by thisisjean

I’m  Jean Maxwell, and I write steamy, dreamy and daring romance novels that leave your senses on overload long after the words have ended. Join me on my sensual travels, and live the dream…!


International Blue Monday 2021

Posted in Blue Moon Mondays, Jean Maxwell on January 20, 2021 by thisisjean

The third Monday of January is International Blue Monday; this year it fell on January 18. Here’s this year’s boy in blue, posted with hope and anticipation for a year of peace, grace and renewal.

The Trilogy Comes Full Circle!

Posted in Jean Maxwell on July 22, 2020 by thisisjean

Just released – Incendio: The Flames of Passion is now available in eBook!

On Amazon
On pre-sale (with discount) at Smashwords. (July 27).

So happy to bring this third book of my Spanish Seduction series to light! It’s been a long work-in-progress, but I think the result is worth the wait!

Step back in time, to witness the first sparks of romance between series heroine Zara Flynn’s parents — Tristan B. Flynn and Marlena Allesandro Sanchez. You will read never-before-published secrets of what really happened at El Mirador, and how these vividly contrasting characters meet and fall in love against the backdrop of dramatic and devastating events in the last days of Franco’s reign.

Though it’s book 3, you can step right from this prequel into the world of Zara Flynn and David Parker, in El Mirador and El Precio: The Price of Passion.

Make your summer hotter with this sizzling trio of romantic suspense!

International Blue Monday

Posted in Blue Moon Mondays with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2020 by thisisjean

Monday, January 20, 2020 (crazy date, right?)

Blue hoo! It’s the third Monday in January, designated as International Blue Monday, allegedly the most depressing day of the year, and in some parts of the world, the coldest! In this blog’s tradition of “Blue Moon Mondays”, here’s this year’s inspirational Boy in Blue for 2020.

Think warm thoughts, and visit our page “Blue Moon Mondays” to see the history of the Blue Moon blog and view a generous archive of Boys in Blue! Don’t forget to share!

A lot to be said for Independence

Posted in Jean Maxwell on July 1, 2019 by thisisjean


Did you know July 1 used to be called “Dominion Day” in Canada until the year 1982? That’s right…we’ve only officially had “Canada Day” for 37 out of the 152 years we’ve been “independent” from Britain. Gosh. We’re so young!

On the other side of the border, Independence Day in the US is July 4. Though often referred to as just “the fourth of July” it’s been “Independence Day” since July 4, 1776.

Interesting, or maybe just coincidence, that both happen to fall in the first few days of July. But hey, it’s twice the excuse to party! There’s even an International Freedom Festival held jointly between the cities of Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario on the shores of the river that separates the two. This party kicked off in 1959 (a hell of a good year, since I was born in it !) and has since split into two independent events: Windsor Summer Fest, and Detroit River Days. (Oh the irony!)

So July is a great time to celebrate all kinds of independence, including indie authors and publishers. Self-publishing has changed the face of the book industry forever! One of the pioneers of self-publishing is Smashwords.com, and every July, they hold a site-wide party, where readers get the gifts!

Titles by participating authors are discounted by 25, 50, 75 or even 100%! This year I’ve added two more books to my Smashwords backlist. Books 1 and 2 of my first series, “Spanish Seduction” is now available – and to get you started I’ve made book 1 “El Mirador” FREE for the entire month! And at 75% off, getting book 2 “El Precio” is a no-brainer at just a buck and a quarter.

Both books have been updated and sport new cover art; and a special surprise — wait for it — BOOK THREE IS NOW ON PRE-ORDER!!!

Yes, I’ve finally made the commitment to bring the third in the series – “Incendio: The Flames of Passion” – to life this October! I hope you’ll look forward to reading the entire series, and you can get all three in one stop at Smashwords. Click on any of the cover images below to take you there.






Winter Symphony is also FREE at Smashwords this July, and check out the luscious new cover for The Witch Doctor!Pick up Valor McCaine’s special brand of medicine for only two bucks.

Growing up, my family always attended a small town rodeo on July 1. I remember it being a big deal because you could go on rides – and I’m not talking horseback! Sure, there were pony rides, but the main attraction was the Ferris Wheel. In a small prairie burgh, you could see the thing for miles as you drove along a country dirt road toward town!

Sadly, this July 1st it is currently raining cats and dogs where I live. No rodeo for me! More time to read (and write) books! Wishing you a fantastic July, and many hours of happy reading –  independently of any holiday on the calendar.