Some book news (And a giveaway!)

*Please note: the giveaway is now closed.

Hey everyone!

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. πŸ™‚

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 KindleΒ 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?

SOS final cover

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!)

  1. Susan Dolan says:

    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!

  2. Courtney says:

    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? πŸ˜‰

  3. April Henry says:

    Wow, those gifs. It’s like you had a camera in my living room! BUT a giveaway present may tone down the flailing! πŸ˜‰

  4. Cat says:

    I don’t mind waiting a little bit longer. I’ll just watch Henry Cavill films to pass the time πŸ˜‰
    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

  5. nidhi garg says:

    Release date postponed! πŸ™ noo!!!!! Now u will have to give that signed copy to keep me occupied till then. πŸ˜€

  6. Anja says:

    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 πŸ™‚

    A great book is worth the wait

    And an international giveaway is something to be grateful for πŸ™‚

  7. Missy says:

    I’d rather wait a month and get a Really Fantastic Julie James novel than have you feel rushed and not happy wirh it….;-)

  8. Joanna L says:

    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.

  9. Petra says:

    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… πŸ˜€

  10. Alexandra says:

    Love this series…and what an amazing birthday gift it would be to win πŸ˜‰
    Till Ford’s story, I’ll be patiently waiting and rereading my favorite FBI series

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Can’t wait! I’ve just finished re reading all your other books for the umpteenth time πŸ™‚ At least it’s out on a Tuesday, my day off sorted πŸ˜€

  12. Yentl says:

    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.

  13. Norma says:

    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.

  14. Alice Powell says:

    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!

  15. Zulma Torres says:

    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.

  16. Shelley Morris says:

    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.

  17. Vipali Parikh says:

    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!

  18. Maria UB says:

    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.

  19. Jami B. says:

    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!

  20. Julie-ann Ford says:

    With a muse like that, I can understand the distraction/delay. Thank you for sharing your talent. If I win, I would prefer paperback.

  21. Jennifer S. says:

    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…

  22. Jennifer S. says:

    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…

  23. Eileen A-W says:

    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!! πŸ˜€

  24. DijanaN says:

    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!! πŸ˜€ Thank you for your effort and dedication and never stop writing!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

  25. Mia says:

    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 πŸ™‚

  26. Heather says:

    Hmm, another giveaway? I’m game. πŸ™‚

    I cannot wait for the upcoming release. I hope the audio book comes out at the same time.

  27. Helga says:

    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 ? πŸ˜€ Can’t wait to read your books.

  28. Tiffany says:

    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!

  29. Camille says:




  30. Laurie Gommermann says:

    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.

  31. Kerri Fowler says:

    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 sinceΒ I love reading your books! Your such an awesome writer keep up the good work!!!

  32. Sofia T. says:

    Well since the book is going to be great, I don’t mind the delay!! The hero looks super yummy! Thanks for the chance πŸ™‚

  33. Mila says:

    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

  34. Felicia Ciaudelli says:

    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!

  35. Linda May says:

    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.

  36. Kristiana says:

    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)

  37. Susan Dougherty says:

    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.

  38. Deb Z. says:

    I can wait (but I can’t wait, if you know my meaning). πŸ™‚ Off to pre-order. Thanks for something to look forward to as the snow keeps falling.

  39. naomi says:

    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.

  40. Nancy Smith says:

    Despite the wait, good stories should not be rushed, and some times characters decide to do their own thing, which is even better.

  41. Sarah says:

    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 πŸ™‚

  42. Gabriela Araujo says:

    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.

  43. Raisa Monica says:

    Although it is posponed, I can’t wait to read Suddenly One Summer.. I know it will be great, as your previous works.. πŸ™‚

  44. Tracy says:

    I’m sure the delay will make the reading just that much more delicious πŸ™‚ And it’ll be just in time for some July 4th beach reading!! Would love to win.

  45. Phala says:

    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!

  46. Kanoko says:

    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. πŸ˜€

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