• Berkley,  book launch,  Cover Reveal,  Knitting,  Kwana Jackson,  Real Men Knit,  Uncategorized

    Real Men Do Knit … Cover reveal and excerpt!

    Oh yes, they do and I wrote a whole romance about it!

    The cover of my May 2020 novel under the other me Kwana Jackson has finally been revealed and I could not be happier!

    Isn’t it just gorgeous? There was also an exclusive excerpt, sneak peep over at Frolic Media. Click here to check it out.  I think it perfectly conveys the humor and sexiness REAL MEN KNIT out May 19th 2020 from Berkley Romance.

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    When their foster-turned-adoptive mother suddenly dies, four brothers struggle to keep open the doors of her beloved Harlem knitting shop.

    Jesse Strong is known for two things: his devotion to his adoptive mom, Mama Joy, and his reputation for breaking hearts. When Mama Joy unexpectedly passes away, he and his brothers have different plans on what to do with Strong Knits, their neighborhood knitting store. Jesse wants to keep the store open. His brothers want to tie off loose ends and close shop…

    Part-time shop employee, Kerry Fuller has kept her crush on Jesse a secret. When she overhears his impassioned plea to his brothers to keep the knitting shop open, she volunteers to help. Unlike Jesse, Kerry knows the knitty-gritty of the business and together they make plans to reinvent Strong Knits for a new generation.

    But the more time they spend together, the stronger the chemistry builds between them. Kerry, knowing Jesse’s history, doesn’t believe their relationship can last longer than one can knit one, purl two. But Jesse is determined to prove to her that he can be the man for her forever and always—after all, real men knit.

    Pre-order your copy today!

    Amazon: https://amzn.to/32TLKxZ

    Kindle: https://amzn.to/34791wB

    Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/36nBEb5

    Nook: http://bit.ly/2BPW8eh

    BAM: http://bit.ly/2MWusuN

    IndieBound: http://bit.ly/2BLEetg

    Apple Books: https://apple.co/36dVcP1

    Kobo: http://bit.ly/2PAGkV5

    Google Play: http://bit.ly/2onQIUH

    Best,

    KMJ

  • Uncategorized

    Taste the Sweet Life Once Again!

    It’s release week! It’s release week! We’re gonna party like it’s release week!

    My next novel TOO SWEET TO BE GOOD is live and ready for the world!

    I’m happy to share a couple of photos from this past week at the RWA National conference where I got to see the final print version of TOO SWEET TO BE GOOD and sign copies for readers for the first time which was such a thrill.

    The bottom left photo is one of me with my mom and my son (now not so little twin B) who came for my signing on Saturday. I love this pic of the three of us!

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    You can order your copy of TOO SWEET TO BE GOOD by clicking any of the links below:

    #Amazon https://amzn.to/2xFCMX4

    #Nook http://bit.ly/2U8r1W0 

    #iBooks https://apple.co/2XDEjN0

    #Kobo http://bit.ly/2U1fZlE 

    Between the bustling local bakery, helpful neighbors, and down-home wisdom, Sugar Lake is a delicious place to call home—and love is the sweetest risk . . .

    Alexandrea Gale put her acting career on hold to help keep her family’s bakery in business—and gave it a few eye-catching updates while she was at it. To earn money to return to New York, she puts her design skills to work with a job renovating a once thriving local vintage theater. But Alexandrea didn’t bargain on the owner’s business-minded grandson fighting her every step of the way—or proving so unexpectedly irresistible . . .

    As the new president of his family’s real estate business, Kellen Kilborn feels that selling the theater is the only way to do right by the grandmother who helped raise him. He just can’t take a risk on Alexandrea’s inventive ideas—but he also can’t walk away from her warm-hearted free spirit. As troubling decisions threaten to tear them apart, can they create a way to turn their dreams into the sweetest of futures together?

     

    Best,

    KMJ

  • As Good As The First Time,  book launch,  Books,  K.M. Jackson,  writing life

    Isn’t it sweet? As Good As the First Time is finally here!

    Well, it’s happening or it’s happened! AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME Book #1 in my Sugar Lake series is out and ready for the world! Now if I’m ready for it to be out in the world is another story.

    My dear friends, please join the sweet, pie tasting, honey loving fun and be one of the first to read AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME.

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    I think you’ll really enjoy this new family I’ve created in the Goodes and I hope you all for my bee keeping, honey harvesting , fire fighting hero, Clayton Morris as hard as I did.

    I fell so hard for Clayton that I even made a little video for him. Enjoy!

     

     

    Order your copy of AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME today! Please and thank you!! *cut to me blowing all the kisses!*

    Amazon:  amzn.to/2FvOycU

    ibooks: apple.co/2IiFaav

    Nook: bit.ly/2FvR82Q

    Kobo: http://bit.ly/2Fv6Bfl

    Audible: https://amzn.to/2qadj4h

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    True to its name, the small southern town of Sugar Lake is a sweet place to visit—and you might even want to live there . . .

    With her big-city career and relationship in sudden free fall, Olivia Gale isn’t sure where she belongs. So when her help is needed at Goode ʼN Sweet, the family bakery in Sugar Lake, she jumps at the chance to indulge her pie-making hobby while getting her life back on track. Olivia’s not looking for any distractions. Even if the boy who once left her without a word is now a grown man with intriguing secrets—and the same tempting hold on her heart . . .

    A firefighter and single dad, Clayton Morris is trying hard to fix his past mistakes. He thought he was doing the right thing by leaving Olivia—and now he’s sure he has nothing to offer the accomplished woman she’s become. But ignoring the sparks between them is impossible. And as unexpected surprises and hard choices endanger their fragile reunion, they’ll have to decide which direction to take if they want to find the road back to love . .

    Oh and more super news! I have a giveaways going on too to celebrate the release of AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME! Please enter here my friend! Enjoy!
    A Sweet Reader Giveaway from K.M. Jackson

    Best,

    KMJ

  • As Good As The First Time,  book launch,  Books,  K.M. Jackson

    The Sweet Life is Coming from K.M. Jackson

    Hello Friends!

    Well, Fall is officially upon us and despite the chill in the air I’m feeling the heat, getting geared up for the upcoming release of AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME, book #1 in my new Sugar Lake Series!

    Thank you so much to those who have already pre-ordered their copies and spread the word about AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME.

    As many of you know pre-orders and first week sales are so important to an author and can make or break a book. That said, if you have not yet pre-ordered AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME please do so now. You won’t be disappointed and I’ll be so grateful.

    The praise has been outstanding for AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME.

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    Praise for AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME

    “A must read for fans of second-chance love stores and sweet small town romances.”—Booklist

     “A wonderful, heartwarming romance.”

    —Rochelle Alers, author of The Innkeepers Series

    “A damn-near perfect story of family, starting over, and second chances.”

    —Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

    “K.M. Jackson gets right to the heart of family, to the heart of relationships, to the heart of love. She’ll get right to your heart, too!”

    —Donna Kauffman, Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author

    “A perfect blend of great storytelling, unforgettable characters, and a delicious setting. Aunt Joyce and her pie shop in Sugar Lake reminded me why I love books with cooks so much.”
    —Falguni Kothari, author of My Last Love Story
     
    “This is a story as sweet as pie, warm as a soft Georgia evening, and K.M. Jackson knows exactly how to feed her readers a book to be savored again and again.”
    —Barbara O’Neal, author of The Art of Inheriting Secrets

     
    “With her rich writing and relatable characters, K.M. Jackson perfectly captures the charm and enchantment of a small southern town.”
    —Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author

    Pre-order your copy of AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME today!

    Amazon amzn.to/2FvOycU 

    iBooks apple.co/2IiFaav 

    Nook bit.ly/2FvR82Q 

    Kobo http://bit.ly/2Fv6Bfl 

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    Also I wanted to give those that didn’t know an opportunity to be aware of my #WeNeedDiverseRomance campaign. The need for more diversity and equality in publishing is dire and I along with many other have been striving for this. To that, wear your heart on your chest with a #WeNeedDiverseRomance Tee, tank or hoodie or take a sip with one of our mugs and let the world know what you think.

    All love is real love!

    Order your Tees, tanks, and mugs in BLACK here!

    and in WHITE here! 

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    Best,

    KMJ

  • As Good As The First Time,  contests,  giveaways,  goodreads,  K.M. Jackson,  Uncategorized

    It’s a #Goodreads #Giveaway!

    Happy official end of Summer and welcome to Fall!

    I hope the Summer treated you all well and that Fall treats you even better.

    To celebrate the new season and the upcoming release of book #1 in my new Sugar Lake series: AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME , which is out October 30th from Kensington books, Kensington is running a Goodreads print giveaway where they are giving away 25 copies of AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME!

    Click here for your chance to enter!  Hurry! Contest ends 9/15!

    It's a Goodreads Giveaway! As Good As the First Time

    Best,

    KMJ

     

     

  • Birthday,  book launch,  Books,  celebrations,  giveaways,  Uncategorized

    It’s a KM Jackson birthday celebration GIVEAWAY PARTY!

    It’s my birthday! It’s my birthday! I’m gonna… well you know the rest and honestly, my partying days have pretty much fizzled out. But it is my birthday today and I’m somewhat celebrating as much as a woman of a certain age, with kids of a certain age, who enjoys TV and her own company way more than nights out a da club does.

    This weekend I did have a lovely time though with the family and there was chocolate cake so happiness was spreading all around. No crying for me. birthday kmj 1

    In other news as part of my birthday celebration I’ve put together a couple of great things.

    First:

    My novel THREADS OF DESIRE is FREE for a limited time. But don’t sleep, this one will not last long.

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    Click HERE to get your FREE copy of

    THREADS OF DESIRE!

    KMJ Super RT Signed Collector Bag Giveaway!

    Have a super June!

    Best,

    KMJ

  • authors,  Books,  conference,  fans,  readers,  reviews

    Love and Laughter in the Desert… #RT18 in Pics!

    Hi Blog peeps! I know you’re all like where you been? Or maybe not if you’re following me everywhere else like: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and you know exactly where I’ve been; on deadline, editing, editing and editing some more and now I’m back on deadline again.

    See, don’t I lead a fabulous and totally un-blog worthy writer’s life? I’m sparing you all from boredom with my tardiness.

    But thanks to being all writerly, I finally have something I can post about on Ye Old Blog to my my like seem glamorous and noteworthy!  You know the stuff that social media is made for!

    *cue confetti cannon*

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    Am I trying too hard? Well you’re still here so it’s working.

    That said, I have my pics of RT18 which was the Romantic Times Book Lovers convention 2018 held in Reno Nevada last week. Sad surprise, it turned out to be the last official RT Convention and RT magazine is now shutting down as its founder, Katheryn Falk is retiring. I have been honored to have received lovely feedback on my work from RT during my short career and am happy to have attended this years convention.

    I look forward to attending next year’s new Booklovers Convention in New Orleans. Here is the site if you’d like to sign up for their newsletter.

    Now onto the fun! I’ve finally gotten around to going through all my photos from last week and here are some glimpses of all the fun I romantic bookish fun I had. Can you spot some of your favorite romance authors?

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    Sidebar: I’m over at Fiction From The Heart right now with a 10.00 gift card giveaway. Click the link to join us and get your entry in!

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    See you all soon. Check back next week when I’ll have some exciting GIVEAWAY NEWS!

    Oh and don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to stay in the know!

    All the best,

    KMJ

  • As Good As The First Time,  book launch,  Books,  Cover Reveal,  covers,  K.M. Jackson,  Sugar Lake,  writers,  writing life

    How Sweet It Is… AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME Cover Reveal!

    *bites nails, holds breath then presses send*

    Yep, that’s me with excitement and trepidation about to reveal my cover for

    AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME: Book one in my new Sugar Lake Series, releasing October 30th, 2018!

    I hope you all love it. This is something entirely new for me. Kinda like my new glasses and my new braids, but lots more permanent and subject to just a smidge more public scrutiny given how rarely I get out of the house.

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    But that’s a story for another day. When I come to AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME this city girl is hitting the road and leaving The Big Apple behind (seriously, my heroine hits the road) and heading to the fictional, southern Town of Sugar Lake, Georgia for this deliciously sweet romance.

    TA-DA!!!!!

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    True to its name, the small southern town of Sugar Lake is a sweet place to visit—and you might even want to live there . . .

    With her big city career and relationship in sudden free fall, Olivia Gale isn’t sure where she belongs. So when her help is needed at Goode N’ Sweet, the family bakery in Sugar Lake, she jumps at the chance to indulge her pie-making hobby while getting her life back on track. Olivia’s not looking for any distractions. Even if the boy who once left her without a word is now a grown man with intriguing secrets—and the same tempting hold on her heart . . .

    A firefighter and single dad, Clayton Morris is trying hard to fix his past mistakes. He thought he was doing the right thing by leaving Olivia—and now he’s sure he has nothing to offer the accomplished woman she’s become. But ignoring the sparks between them is impossible. And as unexpected surprises and hard choices endanger their fragile reunion, they’ll have to decide which direction to take if they want to find the road back to love . . .

    You can be one of the first to pre-order your copy of AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME HERE.

    All the best,

    KMJ

  • giveaways,  Hobonichi,  planning,  Uncategorized,  Unconventional Brides

    The best laid plans… A Giveaway!

    Hello my lovely Book Peeps and a quite (I apologize) belated Happy New Year! If you’re anything like me the new year finds you wanting to get ALL THE THINGS DONE with really no set plan on how to do all those things.

    And if you know me for more than a minute you’ll know that my life is more than a little out of control and I’ll do just about anything to fool myself regarding that fact, hence my obsession with planning in general and planners in specific.

    Which beings me to today’s funny… The other day I had the pleasure of meeting my longtime dear friend Patricia of PVE Design (check her out at @pvedesign on Instagram) for a long overdue lunch and when I walk into the restaurant I saw that she was writing in her planner at the table. Well, I said, “hey, what are you doing with the same planner as me!” All excited to see that she was now a fellow Hobonichi lover and eager to get into a full-blown conversation about all things Hobonichi and the virtues of its lovely Tomoe River paper.

    Well PVE looks at me with a bit of a blush and hands me the gift she was holding for me since Christmas due to our scheduled and rescheduled lunch dates: a brand new 2018 A6 Hobinichi Techo Planner (English Version) which happens to be the same one I already had in my purse at the time. She is such a kind soul and my double gain is now yours.

    Click the links below because one lucky winner who signs up for my mailing list will win the NEW Hobonichi A6 Techo Planner along with a signed copy of my latest novel THE BETTING VOW. Good luck! Oh and  don’t worry if you’re already signed up- just enter your info and click sign up, you will not get double emails from me. I don’t like emailing all that much. LOL!

     

     

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    Click here to view this promotion.

    Best,

    KMJ

     

  • Books,  diversity,  K.M. Jackson,  The Betting Vow,  Unconventional Brides

    Always Bet On You

    So 2017 was filled with some ups and plenty of downers too. As a writer it was also filled, for me, with quite a few moments of doubt. So imagine my shock when I get a tweet the other morning from none other than the amazing, incomparable, QUEEN of all the words, Ms. Beverly Jenkins congratulating me on making NPR’s Great Reads 2017 list with my book THE BETTING VOW.

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    I tell you all I could say was Huh? And What? And WOW!

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    What an amazing moment and so very needed to end out 2017 and get me rolling into the 1-8.

    Here’s to us tacking it together! CHEERS!

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    Best,

    KMJ