*Please note: the giveaway is now closed.
I have some news that I wanted to share: the release date of my next book, SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER, has been pushed back one month, to June 2.
Now, I know that I’m a bit of a slow writer, so I can guess how some of you might be feeling after hearing about this slight delay in the release date.
Or, for the super-fans, maybe even something like this:
But I promise you, there’s a very good reason for this teeny, tiny delay. And that reason is . . . I simply needed more time with the book. 🙂
On the upside, I’m really, really happy with the way the book turned out. I don’t want to say too much, but I did some different things with SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER–although don’t worry, it’s still very much a “Julie James” book. And it’s also the longest book I’ve written. Not to mention, the hero, Ford Dixon, looks like this:
Surely, he’s worth a one-month wait, right?
So that’s the low-down. SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER will be out June 2. You can pre-order it now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and iTunes. In fact, it’s currently only $5.99 in Kindle and Google play, so if you pre-order your copy now you’ll lock in that sale price. And who doesn’t love a sale, right?
Now for the giveaway part: As many of you probably recall, Ford, the hero of my upcoming book, first appeared in LOVE IRRESISTIBLY. So this week I’m giving away five copies of LOVE IRRESISTIBLY. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below. (Those of you reading this on my Goodreads page should click here to enter.) Winners can choose between a signed paperback or a Kindle/Nook ebook. Giveaway is international and will remain open until 9pm CST on Thursday, February 5. Good luck!
244 thoughts on “Some book news (And a giveaway!)”
I think I’m feeling a combination of all of those gifs, haha. I guess, I’ll wait then….:)
Can’t wait, Julie!
I can’t wait!!!!!!!! I totally feel that way…
Can’t wait!!! What an awesome giveaway!
Can’t wait! And, I think I’m feeling a combination of all of those GIFs! LOL
Loving all your books…can’t wait for next one 🙂 eagerly waiting 😉
Yes, you are a slow writer. But your books are worth the wait. Sigh.
I can’t believe I have to wait…..I guess I’ll just have to re-read all you books for the upteenth time! LOl Cannot wait for Ford’s story!
With a picture of that gentleman sitting on my desk distracting me, I would take an extra month, too. Is 119 days to soon to call in sick to work? 😉
Wow, those gifs. It’s like you had a camera in my living room! BUT a giveaway present may tone down the flailing! 😉
i would love to have this since I haven’t read yet! And now I feel I need to read before June lol!
Well,I am sure the wait will be worth it
I don’t mind waiting a little bit longer. I’ll just watch Henry Cavill films to pass the time 😉
I’m also really excited that SOS is your longest book yet!
Thank you for having so many international giveaways. As someone who lives in Europe I really appreciate it x
i can be really patient when i do want something^^
thank you a lot for the giveaway!
Knowing Ford resembles yummy Henry Cavill makes the wait so much more bearable. LOL!
Thanks for the giveaway.
I already own the digital copy but hey- it’s a great book. 🙂
O, so excited! And Ford is incredible!
I absolutely adore all your books. Thank you for the giveaway. By the way, love the gifs.
Dying to read it! Thanks for the chance, Julie xx
Release date postponed! 🙁 noo!!!!! Now u will have to give that signed copy to keep me occupied till then. 😀
I think this is destiny: I was reading “Just the Sexiest Man Alive” when I stumbled upon Ms James’ tweet with a link to this page 🙂
A great book is worth the wait
And an international giveaway is something to be grateful for 🙂
Thanks for the update and giveaway. I look forward to reading it.
I’d rather wait a month and get a Really Fantastic Julie James novel than have you feel rushed and not happy wirh it….;-)
Oh my word – I LOVE Henry Cavill. That’s my copy of Suddenly pre-ordered and in the meantime I will think of Ford and drool.
Looking forward to the book release.
I simply just want to read it right now, but understanding that it actually takes time to write a book, I can accept the delay.
*Picturing eye-candy mans instead of being upset about the release.*
However, it means,I have to reread the other ones… 😀
Love the cover to your new book. Thanks for the great giveaway.
Can’t wait for the new book!
Love this series…and what an amazing birthday gift it would be to win 😉
Till Ford’s story, I’ll be patiently waiting and rereading my favorite FBI series
Know it will be another winner! 🙂
Can’t wait for your new book!!!
Can’t wait to read the new book!
Can’t wait for the book!!!
Can’t wait! I’ve just finished re reading all your other books for the umpteenth time 🙂 At least it’s out on a Tuesday, my day off sorted 😀
Awesome. can’t wait for Suddenly one summer. Those gifs you posted were bang on. Hilarious and true.
Can’t wait for your new book! Thanks for the update on it.
I think my reaction is more #1 lol. But it’s worth the wait!
Hi Julie Would love to win a copy of love irresistibly
More time = a even better book! Can’t wait!
Hi, I love your books! I’ve read them all through a friend and I loved them so much that I ordered all of them for myself. Can’t wait for the next one.
I’m sad that I have to wait but also very excited!!
Can’t wait to read Ford’s story.
Please throw my name in the hat for a chance to win!!
I can’t wait! I love your books!
I cannot wait for it! So sad that it got push back but at least it’s not push back longer
well it will be worth the wait…EXCITED.
I can’t wait!!! Fingers crossed!
Can’t wait to read the book.
Patience is not my strong suit—-but I’m sure the book will be well worth the wait.
I’m sure it will be worth the wait! Thanks for this giveaway! *fingers crossed*
Can’t wait, Julie–I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait!!!
Well, I love me some Julie James. So If you say it needs more time to be a top notch Julie James book, then take the time. I’ll just sit here in the corner and rock myself back and forth! LOL
Thanks for the update and the giveaway.
Looking forward to reading it!
Pre ordering today!
Can’t wait to read your new book…..I will have to re read the previous books so I can renew myself with the characters which of course I will enjoy once again!
I love all your books so I’m sure this one will be worth the wait. That said…I can’t wait 🙂
Anxiously waiting for 6/2. Have reread previous books a FEW times.
Love the series!
I am sure it’s worth the wait!
ok, since the hero is so hot I guess it’s worth the wait. I’m preordering right now! Don’t want to ever miss one of your books. In the meantime I’ll re read Love Irresistibly to get reacquainted with Ford.
*blocks off June 2 on calendar – “Julie James day” * Can’t wait!
I’m looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the chance to win it.
Eagerly awaiting. Have it pre-ordered! Love your books.
Ok,I guess I can wait, the hero is hot so I am sure it will be worth the wait.
I know it will be worth the wait.
I wish I didn’t have to wait another month, but you are a great writer and only want to put out a great product.
This book looks like something I need to get as soon as it comes out, what a hot guy.
I would love to win any thing you offer. Reading is my hobby! I collect books for my bookshelves & share them with family & friends. The hotness of the male figures on the front make it that much better to read.
I can’t wait to read it!
I love reading your books, and really wish my library had more of them!
Eagerly waiting nonetheless 🙂
I can totally relate to the all the gifs I believe they are called! But I think I can wait for Ford after that picture you posted!
You’re a new author for me. I’d love to start with the 1st book. A month isn’t too bad of delay for your fans. I’m sure everyone understands, & I’m sure it’s worth it. Thanks for the contest.
Would love to win a copy of LOVE IRRESISTIBLY, as it’s the only one of your books my library didn’t order, so I haven’t been able to read it yet… Please & Thank You!
Totally worth waiting for!
I’d love to win a print copy of one of your books as I’ve read them all in E or Audio.
I’d be SO happy to get a signed copy of one of your books!!
Thank you for the giveaway! Can’t wait until June 2nd!
I think it will be worth the wait! Also, I look forward to a longer book from you. EEE! Excited.
Thank you for the chance!
Looks like it will be worth the wait, thanks!
With a muse like that, I can understand the distraction/delay. Thank you for sharing your talent. If I win, I would prefer paperback.
I can’t wait for a new book from you! It’s always worth the wait.
Julie I don’t care how long you take to write the book, just as long as you continue to write! Thank you for your dedication to your fans!
Sad for the delay, but a longer book. Yay!!! And besides, when you are happy with it, we will be too.
Your books are so worth the wait. Looking forward to read Ford’s story.
Thank you for making the giveaway international. Crossing my fingers here…
Your books are so worth the wait. Looking forward to read Ford’s story.
Thank you for making the giveaway international. Crossing my fingers here…
Looks like it is worth the wait!
Can’t wait for the next book.
I always love your books and can wait the extra month! 🙂
Thanks for the giveaway!
Don’t worry. A longer Julie James book is. Worth the wait in my opinion. Yay! I’m Looking to Ford. 🙂
I am new to your books. Based on the comments above, I have been missing out. Thanks for the chance!
Always love all of your books 🙂
Love to win and read LOVE IRRESISTIBLY. Thanks for the giveaway!
Love your books! Thank you for the giveaway!
I guess I can wait. I have so many books to read & get caught up on. It will just give me a chance to do just that. Love the gifs you posted!! 😀
I would really love to have a print copy of one of your books because since I’m from Macedonia, and I can’t find them here, I had to get all seven of them online, so I literally read all of them on my phone in one week only!! I love all of them, you’re a terrific writer and I cant wait for the next ones to come out!! 😀 Thank you for your effort and dedication and never stop writing!!! 😀 😉
Thanks for the giveaway!
Thank you. This is great!!! 🙂
how great that your publisher is willing to give you the time you need for this!
Uhuuuuu, one more !!!
Looking forward to June! Thanks for the giveaway!
Would love to win one of your book,thank you for the giveaway.
Can’t wait for the new book. June will be here before we know it. 🙂
I was totally the first picture. Nooooooooo! But so worth the wait!
So excited for this new book!!:)
Take your time with the book Julie! I’m sure it’ll definitely be worth the wait! ;D<3
Thanks for giveaway,
Your books are always worth any wait! So excited for this one!
Can’t wait for this book.
When I saw this notice I went through a variety of emotions. From rolling around drenched in my own tears and loving what you said about making this book up to your amazing standers. No one compares to you in my book (wink, wink) I guess I can hold on for an extra mouth. It just makes the suspense better.
Love you 🙂
Hmm, another giveaway? I’m game. 🙂
I cannot wait for the upcoming release. I hope the audio book comes out at the same time.
I’m so excited about Suddenly One Summer, can’t wait!
Counting down to June! 😛
Hai Julie, I’m Helga and I’m from Indonesia. I have read your book Practice Makes Perfect. I love the competition between JD and Payton. And now I’m about to read The Sexiest Man ALive. I’m a bit too late, right ? 😀 Can’t wait to read your books.
Still really excited about the book! Will just re-read the others to get amped.
Love, Love, Love romance novels!!! Happy Valentines Day!!!
Perfect time for a love story give away!!
Can’t wait for the new book. NOT feeling let down just hung up. Thanks for the giveaway!
Can’t wait for June to come and to read Ford’s story!
Longer book means I can enjoy the book longer! Every time I finish a Julie James book, I feel saddened that it’s over. Thus, I love to reread your books!
Yay! Can’t wait for the next book!
Well worth the wait!
He really deserve this one month delay
Quality work is what I want most so I don’t mind the wait!
I <3 your books, Julie! I'm okay with a month..it will make the wait even more worthwhile! 😀
Excited to read your new book!
OH MY GOD… ANOTHER BOOK FILLED WITH HUMOR AND LAUGHTER AND PROBABLY ME STOMPING MY FOOT ON THE FLOOR SINCE I CANT CONTAIN THE FEELS.
OH GOD OH GOD!!
I THINK IM GONNA DIE RIGHT NOW, CAN’T WE FAST FORWARD TO JUNE PLEASE? I NEED MY DOZE OF JULIE JAMES BOOKS :)))
I don’t mind the extra wait because I know it will be a fabulous read! *fingers crossed* for the giveaway!
It sucks to have to wait an extra month for Ford’s book but it’ll be worth it! 😀
I’m a patient person, I can do this. <3
Good things come to those who wait.
Release date reminder added to calendar! Can’t wait!! Love all your books.
I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait!!
I would love to reread Love Irresistibly in anticipation for June 2!
I can’t wait for the new book! June is a great time for a book release as I will be out of school!
I’m willing to wait for your well written stories!
I’m looking forward to reading Ford and Victoria’s love story. Neighbors can be so interesting.
love all your books! I’m a kindle user but would want a hard copy autographed by you!
Worth the wait.
For one of your books I’m willing to wait. You never disappoint
I can’t wait until it comes out! I made sure to preorder awhile back so I wouldn’t miss it when it came out since I love reading your books! Your such an awesome writer keep up the good work!!!
dont mind the delay at all. It’ll be worth the wait.
I cannot wait to read this book!
Well since the book is going to be great, I don’t mind the delay!! The hero looks super yummy! Thanks for the chance 🙂
I NEED THAT BOOK!! in my country (Macedonia) we have all of your books except that one! and it’s odd because is one of your first books! please peek me! please! love, Mila
I would love to read that book!! The hero looks awesome!! Thank you for the opportunity!
I Love your Books! Thanks for the chance.
Thank you Julie.
Awesome – I have to admit to similar meltdowns about the wait LOL. But the wait is SO worth it, I know and I am looking forward to this book!
I love all your books. Can’t wait for this one!
I’m disappointed, but excited in the same breath, because I have something to look forward to. Thanks for giving me a chance to win this, I read books in hard cover, don’t have a kindle or E-Reader yet.
Can’t wait for this one!
Can’t wait for Ford’s story! Gotta admit you nailed my reaction with that last gif of Ryan! (I’m a little dramatic, I know)
Thanks for the chance! I can’t wait to read it. 🙂
So excited to read the next book!!!
Yep video capture initial reaction perfectly. lol But understand it takes time. Still can’t wait!!
I’m sure he will be worth the wait!
Would absolutely love to read both books!
Would love to read it, whenever it comes out.
I’ve read & have all your books, but I would LOVE to have signed copy of any of your books. Love all your books.
Sounds like a lovely book!
I’ve already pre-ordered my copy. Thanks for the giveaway.
I’ve pre-ordered my copy. Thanks for the giveaway.
It will be worth the wait. I do love your stories.
I absolutely love your books!
Henry can be the hero inspiration for any book! Love him!
Thanks for the giveaway! And I eagerly await your next book, no matter the release date 🙂
As a home girl from Chicago I think I should be given a higher priority. 🙂
Your writing is the best.
A small wait never hurt any one. I don’t mind waiting.
I cant wait It seems like forever
Can’t wait hopefully I m a winner
I am so excited for another of your books, I cannot wait, the videos above speak volumes!
I can’t wait for your new book. I’m a big fan!
So excited for Suddenly One Summer! Love Henry Cavill too! 🙂
Can’t wait!!! But I will try for one extra month! 🙂
Very accurate gifs. I can’t wait!! ((:
If you felt it needed the extra time, then that is ok. I can’t wait. I have already pre-ordered. Love the giveaway. Good luck everybody.
Will be worth the wait.
Love, love, love your books Julie! Can’t wait for June 2nd so I can get my hands on Suddenly one Summer!
Can’t wait. I love reading all your books.
Love your books! I can wait another month because I know it’s going to so good. Per-order my book now!
I can wait (but I can’t wait, if you know my meaning). 🙂 Off to pre-order. Thanks for something to look forward to as the snow keeps falling.
thanks for the giveaway. I would love to have copy.
anticipaaaaaation….looking forward to your books, no matter when they are released!
Can’t wait to read more about Ford!
I’d love to read this in paperback!!!
Book or kindle…either version would be awesome.
I am happy to wait for a book that meets the author’s standards. I can just reread the rest of your books in May, as a refresher.
cant wait to read both books. Love your books.
At least I’ll be on summer vacation by then and I won’t have to put it down to prepare for school the next day!
Can’t wait. That Ford is smoking hot!
I can’t wait to read it! 🙂
This should be a hot summer!! Thanks for the contest.
Can’t wait to read it!! Thanks for the chance to win it!!
Look forward to reading it! Thanks for the giveaway!
I would love to win a signed paperback copy of Love Irresistibly. Maybe I’ll finally have luck.
Despite the wait, good stories should not be rushed, and some times characters decide to do their own thing, which is even better.
I am sure it will be worth the wait. Looking forward to it.
Appreciate the giveaway and I’d love to get a copy of Love Irresistibly. Always look forward to a new Julie James book.
I can’t wait! I love your books! 🙂
I can not wait. I love your books!
Love your books, can’t wait to read this one!
LI was my favorite! Can’t wait for Ford’s story ❤️❤️❤️
Big fan! Love your books!
Love your work and would love to win a signed book! : )
I can’t wait!!
Thanks for the give away. The wait will be worth it! Can’t wait to see what you do to Ford. He needed his own book.
Oh darn. I guess in the meantime I will just have to re-read your other books – what a hardship… Good luck on the final stretch! I know it will be worth it 🙂
I would just love to win!!
Thanks for the giveaway
Thanks for the giveaway/consolation price!
Ooooh the waiting, Julie.
Are you trying to make me insane?
No, just kidding. I get it. We all get it. Even though the anxiety is hard.
I’m sure it will be worth it, anyways.
Thank you for writing and sharing your talent with us.
Waiting anxiously for Suddenly One Summer! 🙂
Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
Awesome sauce! O/
Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!
Please! I love your books, heve them all in my Kindle but I’ll love to have THAT especially on paper!
Looking forward to another wonderful read.
Can’t wait to read this!
Although it is posponed, I can’t wait to read Suddenly One Summer.. I know it will be great, as your previous works.. 🙂
Good choice for your inspiration.
As a writer, I am excited for you! As a reader, I am excited for me! LOL Can’t wait to read it! xx
Hahaha love the gifs! No worries on the delay, I know it will be worth the wait! Thanks for the chance to win! =D
I would like to have one of your books..it is my wish for this year !!! Love you Julie James <3
Would love a chance to win a book; have enjoyed following you.
I’m sure the delay will make the reading just that much more delicious 🙂 And it’ll be just in time for some July 4th beach reading!! Would love to win.
You are the reason why I read more books 😀
Thank you Julie James <3
I wish you all the best.
Excellent gif choice, that’s exactly how I feel about this delay :p But I know it will be worth the wait!
So excite for your new book!!!!
Love irresistibly and Cade is one of my favorite books of the FBI serial, I really want it 🙂
Longest Julie James book ever?! Sounds awesome before reading anything else!
Thanks for the chance.
I want this book right now and you’re putting pictures of Henry Cavill…I’m sure it’s gonna worth the wait! Thanks for the chance!
Please count me in! Great giveaway. Can’t wait for your next book, June is too far away
Soooo excited!! Please I hope it’s me! >.<
Since Ford looks like that, of COURSE I can wait an extra month. Just do what you need to do to make the book great!
I can’t wait, I absolutely love your books!
Your books will always be worth the wait. Yay!
love your books, love this
I usually don’t keep track of release dates unless they’re in the next month or so, so this doesn’t make me weepy. Your books are worth waiting for, Ms. James. Thank you. 😀
I can’t wait!! I think I’ll love Ford’s story *-*
Thanks for a giveaway.