About That Night cover and excerpt (and a giveaway!)

**Please note: the giveaway is now closed.  Winners will be announced shortly.

I’ve been talking about this for a while now, so I’m thrilled to finally be able to share the cover for my next release, About That Night.  I think the Berkley art department really knocked it out of the park with this one!


Though Rylann Pierce tried to fight the sparks she felt for billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes the night they met, their sizzling chemistry was undeniable. But after being stood up on their first date, Rylann never expected to see him again. So when she finds herself face to face with Kyle in a courthouse nine years later, she’s stunned. More troubling to the beautiful Assistant U.S. Attorney is that she’s still wildly attracted to him.


Just released from prison, Kyle Rhodes isn’t thrilled to be the star witness in a high-profile criminal case—but when Rylann comes knocking at his door, he finds she may be the one lawyer he can’t say no to. Still as gorgeous and sharp-tongued as ever, she lays down the law: she doesn’t mix business with pleasure. But Kyle won’t give up on something he wants—and what he wants is the one woman he’s never forgotten. . .


So there you have it.  Anyone who would like to find out more about About That Night can read an excerpt here. The book will be available April 3rd.

Now, as many of you know, the hero in About That Night makes his first appearance in my current release A Lot Like Love (where we learn why, exactly, he’s in prison). So to celebrate the upcoming release of Kyle’s book, I’m giving away three copies of A Lot Like Love.  The giveaway will be open until 10pm CST tomorrow (Friday) and is open to everyone, including international readers.  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below.


135 thoughts on “About That Night cover and excerpt (and a giveaway!)

  1. Annie says:

    LOVE YOUR BOOKS! You’re my fave contemporary romance author. I cannot wait until Kyle’s book releases! Been dying to know the story behind the Twitter terrorist!

    btw, gorgeous cover!

  2. Elle says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win, Julie! I was introduced to your books very recently and I’m now super excited for your new release.

    You got such a gorgeous cover, too. None of yours have been a miss so far; you need to share your cover-luck with a few others (coughcough).

  3. Pearl says:

    Wow Julie! That is an awesome cover. I who doesn’t pay attention much to covers, am mesmerized. You have been blessed by the cover gods.
    Oh and don’t enter me in the giveaway! Have all your books 🙂

  4. Uli says:

    Oh My KYLE! Honestly, you had me at the cover, but after reading the “outline” I am wishing it would be April 3rd already. It sounds really interesting and yet again like a hot sizzling romance. Really cannot wait to get my hands on this new write up of yours 🙂

  5. Monikarw says:

    OMG! I love that excerpt! Now April seems so far away!=/ LOL!;P
    and that cover.. Just WOW!:D all your covers are just great!=)
    thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!:*

  6. Lisa says:

    Gorgeous cover, Julie! 🙂 I love it. And I really can’t wait till April 3rd-the excerpt just makes the wait ever worse, lol. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for Kyle and Rylann.

    P.S. No need to enter me in the giveaway as I already have a signed copy of A Lot Like Love. Thanks for signing that for me at the Lit Signing in NYC! 🙂

  7. Maria says:

    Amazing cover!
    I love your books (just wish there were more of them) A lot like love is my favorite so far, and I would die of happiness if I win.

    Is it April already?

  8. Wendy Anderson says:

    Julie James is my all-time favorite author. Love your books and love that your female heroines are strong women and not doormats like other romance novels. Here’s to all the other strong women out there. Rock on Julie James!!!!!

  9. Leeanne says:

    Looking so forward to the release of Kyle’s book! I am also an attorney and really enjoy the law aspects that you tie into your books to set them apart from the ordinary romance novels. And your books make me laugh out loud!

  10. Kim says:

    The excerpt is great. I can’t wait to read it. You didn’t want to tell us too much about the heroine in some of your earlier interviews, so it was nice reading the excerpt. It sounds like Rylann will be a terrific counterweight and match for Kyle.

    I like the cover, too. You’re going for a business look this time instead of the formal wear on the last two covers. It’s different, but just as nice.

  11. j3nnyky says:

    :O such an awesome cover! I can picture it on the shelves already 🙂 April 3rd is sooooo far away 🙁 I would love it if I can win!!

  12. Rana Sprencel says:

    WOW absolutely hooked and will be so hard to wait until April-but I know it will be oh so worth it! I have a ritual for reading your books-Get them the day they come out, nice glass of wine, snuggle on the couch with blanket and pillow and slowly immerse myself into the book-I savor every word-Love your books!

  13. Allie says:

    Great cover! We have to wait until April?!

    Don’t enter me in the contest, please (I already have all your books!). I just wanted to say I can’t wait to read this one. Your books are written so well, I don’t mind the wait.

  14. Nimue says:

    Sounds like a very amusing book. I enjoyed already several of Julie James books and now I’m eager to devour the next one.
    Thanks for this opportunity 🙂

  15. Leanna H says:

    This book sounds so good and I love the cover. I love that your books have lawyers as main characters, as a lawyer myself it is nice to see us as the main character a not in a bad way.

  16. Patricia Anne says:

    Wish the book will be released this christmas… I read and really like all your books, especially the book covers. They feel different.

  17. LJ says:

    Love the cover and can’t wait for the book. So glad the art people gave us a side shot so her skirt didn’t have to be wide enough for the title.

  18. Jodie says:

    I have been waiting for this!!! Already pre-ordered on Book Depo, but I would love to give the copy away on my blog if I won.

    It looks gorgeous!!

    Will pimp it out on my blog for you.

  19. Kaetrin says:

    Looks like she’s in charge! Rowr!!

    I haven’t managed to pick myself up a copy of A Lot Like Love yet so please count me in! 🙂

    hankts AT internode DOT on DOT net

  20. Christina G says:

    OMG! Thanks for the great teaser, I mean excerpt! Love it and hate that it will be April before I can dig into the rest of the story. And love the cover too!

  21. Barbara Elness says:

    The cover is gorgeous. About That Night sounds like a fantastic book and I’m looking forward to reading it.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  22. Karen Flanagan says:

    Julie I just finished reading your fourth and current book, “A Lot Like Love!” I don’t know how it’s possible, but each one was better than the last. I absolutely love your characters and was thrilled to see “About That Night” is going to be Kyle’s story. I so totally enjoyed Jordan and her hot, smouldering FBI agent Nick McCall and yes it certainly made me want an FBI agent all my own. April cannot come quickly enough. You Rule Julie!!!!

  23. KERI says:

    April 3rd is WAY to far away!!! Read all JJ books..all great reads and finished in one night. Hoping to see a little of Jack/Cameron and Jordan/Nick in here. Can’t wait to learn more about Kyle, he was fiery in Alot Like Love, very protective of his sister but sweet as well. Should be exciting! Love that Rylann is a US Attorney so we should see some of Cameron & Jack! They are my favorite so far follwed closely by Jordan & Nick. April 3rd can’t come fast enough!

  24. Natalie Brown says:

    I can’t wait to read this one! Recently read all of your books, and I can’t wait for more. Thanks for the chance to win! Congratulations.

  25. Claudia Böhm, Germany says:

    Can’t wait for the release date! I’ve read all of your books and loved them soooo much! You had me with “Just the sexiest man alive” 😉 It’s one of my all time favorites!!! It touched me on so many levels and I have been a devoted fan ever since :o) I’m so looking forward to reading about Jordan’s brother!!! Keep on writing :o)

  26. Rebecca says:

    I love your books, especially because they are centred around the heroines being lawyers! Can’t believe we have to wait till April but cannot wait to read the new book!

  27. Raonaid Luckwell says:

    Being new to your books I do have to say that I love the flirty feel of your covers. They always feel “Fun”

    I enjoyed A Lot Like Love – it was cute, fun and just feel good book

  28. Katherine says:

    Squeeee! I love the new cover! So excited about the new release. I really enjoy your books and have read all of ’em.

    I’d love to win another copy so I gift it to a friend to share the awesomeness.

  29. Gail Nichols says:

    I am new to Ms.James books and a copy of “Alot Like Love would be a great place to start.I love the cover of your new book:)

  30. Janet says:

    Gorgeous cover! Your covers are the best ever. They’re so sophisticated and current. Beautiful!
    You told us that cover model’s name once; what was it?

  31. KIMBERLYwOOD says:

    I am so excited to read your upcoming book. I have to admit I am new to your books. I just finished reading: Just the sexiest man alive and found it very enjoyable. I am downloading alot like love tonight on my kindle so I’m anxiously waiting to get home to start that one. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful writing abilities with us!

  32. Efy says:

    Fantastic cover ! I love suspenders – especially on a gorgeous guy. 😉
    I always look forward to your books – great characters, wonderful dialogue and the sizzling chemistry. You keep writing, we’ll keep reading.
    Thanks JJ.

  33. Jeanne says:

    I’ve read ALLL so many times, the pages are falling out. I need a new copy!

    ATN sounds so promising. One question: How do you pronounce the heroine’s name? Is it Rye-lann or Ril-ann? Sorry, I’ve never heard the name. Good luck with the book!

  34. Carly m. says:

    Patience is not my strong suit, but for your books Julie I can swing it. Love love love your heroines so much. Can’t wait for Rylann!

  35. winnie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m not in the CST timezone, so I’m hoping I made it in time! I really like the new cover, by the way 🙂

  36. JessS says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! This is probably too late but I just wanted to say that A Lot Like Love sounds awesome and I love theses covers.

  37. Isabella says:

    I know I’m late for the contest but I just have to say this: I love your books. I have been reading them over and over again. The copies I have are really worn out. Your books can’t come fast enough. You are one of my few all time favourite writers. Don’t stop!!

  38. Julie says:

    Hi everyone! Thanks so much for all the compliments on the cover and excerpt. Glad you’re all looking forward to About That Night!

    A few of you had questions, so here goes…

    Sherie: Yes, Cameron is in the book. Along with a few other returning characters. : )

    Kim and Vivian: Yes, I told Berkley that I wanted the heroine to be in a suit this time. I think they did a good job with it!

    Simone: Kyle is dark blond. I’m just imagining that his sideburns are a little darker than the rest of his hair. Think Josh Holloway/Sawyer. : )

    infinitieh: You are not the only one who noticed that… There have even been a few conversations on Twitter about the–ahem–bulge in the hero’s pants. I think it makes the picture extra-realistic. ; )

    Janet: I don’t know the name of the model on this cover–maybe I should ask my editor. : ) You’re probably thinking of the model on the cover of A LOT LIKE LOVE, whose name is Jed Hill.

    Jeanne: The heroine’s name is pronounced RY-linn. I heard the name through a friend and thought it fit well for this heroine. : )

  39. Val Pearson says:

    This looks like such a great book. The cover is to die for. Good luck on the sales front, you’re gonna do great.

  40. Mariam says:

    Hi Julie! I love all your books since my friends advised me read them. So I can’t wait to read About that night.
    Congrats to all the winners!!

  41. aishwariya sarkar says:

    i love your boookssss julie…..wen i gt hold of a lot like love…….i was completely hooooked……..within few days i completly allll your booookkkkkssss………thanks for gving me the pleasure that i was gettting wen i was reading ur booookkkksss

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