christmas in july…free book alert

I am so on top of things, you guys! Our Holidays with Jane: Christmas in July event is on its third and last day and I haven’t managed to post about it here yet!


Christmas in july long


You can check out all the fun stuff going on over at our Facebook page:


We’ve also made Holidays with Christmas Cheer FREE for Kindle through the end of today! Make sure to snag a copy on Amazon.


As part of this event, I’ve vlogged (OMG I KNOW!) about three topics related to my short story, “It’s a Wonderful Latte.) You can check those out on YouTube, (and someday I’ll figure out the correct plug in so I can embed videos in posts…put that on the agenda for not today).

Oh, and there’s a giveaway for some audiobooks and ebooks too!


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Merry Christmas in July!!

christmas cheer…now on audiobook

Somehow it is already December…Do you ever feel like the year just gets away from you? I definitely feel that way this year (and every year).

The exciting news though, is that along with a brand new Holidays with Jane book (Thankful Hearts), we also are releasing Holidays with Jane: Christmas Cheer on audiobook this holiday season.

Holidays with Jane: Christmas Cheer is available on and on Amazon. I also want to say thanks to our amazing narrator Tiffany Dougherty for doing such an amazing job with so many different narration styles and characters. I absolutely loved listening to her read It’s a Wonderful Latte, her take on Izzy cracked me up.




As always, Victoria Austen-Young knocked our cover out of the park!

To celebrate its release, I am giving away a copy of Holidays with Jane: Christmas Cheer. Enter in the rafflecopter below!




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introducing…holidays with jane: thankful hearts

Happy first day of fall! As part of the Holidays with Jane Fall into Austen event, I get to introduce you to our NEWEST COLLECTION of awesome holiday inspired Jane Austen adaptations!


But first a little bit about the Fall into Austen event!

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Our collection of Halloween stories (Holidays with Jane: Trick or Sweet) is now FREE for your Kindle (September 22 – 26). Grab a copy here.

Also, we are giving away lots of fun prizes (see the rafflecopter below to enter!)

And now, here is our newest collection!



Holidays with Jane: Thankful Hearts

It’s time for crisp weather, colorful leaves, and a Thanksgiving feast. The authors of the Holidays with Jane series bring you Holidays with Jane: Thankful Hearts, six modern-day adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels. Join your favorite heroines around the fire with a cup of hot apple cider for heart-warming takes on these classic stories.

Coming October 2016

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end of summer sale…

I can’t believe it is the end of summer already! Someone needs to slow this year down!

To celebrate the end of summer the Holidays with Jane: Summer of Love collection is on sale for your kindle at 99 cents. This sale will run through the end of Labor Day weekend, so make sure to grab the last few moments of summer with our Austen heroines!

Snag your copy on Amazon.



summer of love is out…and a giveaway!

HolidaysWithJane-SummerOfLove-KINDLESomehow it’s already June! I have no idea how this happened, honestly. The good news, is this means Holidays with Jane: Summer of Love released yesterday!

I am so proud of this collection and my fellow authors. I got to play in the Emma sandbox this time around I find myself more and more fascinated by how Emma thinks and in love with Mr. Knightley (because of course!).


Holidays with Jane: Summer of Love is now available on Kindle with the paperback to be available shortly! Make sure to add us to your goodreads as well.

The Holidays with Jane ladies are giving away some summer goodies. Each of these two adorable prize packs has a $10 Starbucks gift card in them (not pictured).





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#hwjmoviefest…christmas movie live tweet

Somehow it is already December of 2015. I have no idea how this is possible, but here we are in the midst of another Christmas season. The ladies of the Holidays with Jane collections will be celebrating this year like we did last with a Twitter Christmas Movie Fest!

You can view the Facebook Event Page here. The event will be taking place on Twitter using the hashtag #HWJMovieFest, but we will be posting all movies and times, as well as reminders on the even page, so make sure to check it out.

Die HardThe Holidays with Jane Movie Fest will be running from Friday 12/11 through Sunday 12/13. I will be live tweeting two movies, and in honor of my story in the Christmas Cheer collection, I’ll be watching the two movies that inspired It’s a Wonderful Latte: Die Hard and It’s a Wonderful Life.

Is Die Hard a Christmas movie, you may ask. Yes, it is…and my favorite one at that!

The Die Hard live tweet is going to take place between 7-9 MST (that’s 9-11 EST / 6-8 PST) on Friday, 12/11.

It's a Wonderful LifeThe It’s a Wonderful Life live tweet is going down between 4-6 pm MST (that’s 6-8 EST / 3-5 PST) on Sunday, 12/13.

If you want to watch along and don’t have these movies, Die Hard can be rented for streaming at Amazon here.

It’s a Wonderful Life isn’t streamable anywhere that I can see, if you find it somewhere let me know!

There will also be some prizes during the live tweet, so check it out even if you can’t watch along. You should probably follow me on twitter @_JessicaGrey.

The other authors participating (click the links for their twitters) are:

Melissa Buell

Jennifer Becton

Nancy Kelley

Rebecca Fleming

Cecilia Gray (she who spells her last name wrong!)

Additionally, Holidays with Jane: Christmas Cheer is now on sale for only 99 cents for Kindle, so if you don’t have a copy (or want to gift someone a copy for the holiday), now is a great time to snag one!



I hope to see you Friday and Sunday on Twitter.

holidays with jane…halloween



Hello lovely blog hoppers! Once again, I’m posting as part of the Holidays with Jane: Trick or Sweet blog hop…this time about Halloween…which is kind of a broad topic, so I’m going to use it as an excuse to post cute pictures of my kids, okay? Okay!

You can check out all the blog posts by my fellow authors here.

I think the best part about Halloween as a kid is picking your own costume – getting to be whoever you want to be.  You can look through pictures of Halloweens past and they are time capsules reminding you of what you loved the most that year.  (My clue for the scavenger hunt is costume.)

As soon as my kids were old enough to pick their own costumes (like 2 and 3), I let them. Here is the last year I picked the costumes…James is only 4 months old here!


Boo and Mike Wazowski

After that, my kiddos were very vocal about who they wanted to be for Halloween…

Belle and Winnie the Pooh

Except for the year that Maddie wanted to be Prince Phillip and “informed” her brother that he would be her dragon.  He was nice enough to go along…

Prince Phillip and the dragon

Prince Phillip and the Dragon

I call this “the year of the Rapunzel wig of doom.” There’s a lot of yarn in that wig. I think James has the Buzz Lightyear strut down, though.

Rapunzel and Buzz

Rapunzel and Buzz Lightyear

Maddie continued her Disney Princess / insanely good hair theme the next year. James was a bit into dinosaurs.

Merida and the stegosauras

Merida and the Stegosauras

And last year, Maddie knocked it out of the park as Sherlock and James proclaimed his Skylander obsession as Night Fist.

Sherlock and Night Fist

Sherlock and Night Fist (from Skylanders)

This year we are super excited to have a Vader and a “Killer” Kitty on tap for Halloween. What are your costume plans?

a new release and a blog hop…

Hello lovelies…


Somehow it is Fall…of 2015! How exactly has this happened?  The good news is that this means it is time for another installment in the Holidays with Jane collection!  This time we are celebrating Halloween!


Introducing Holidays with Jane: Trick or Sweet:


Trick or Sweet


Isn’t it gorgeous?


The ebook is currently for sale on Amazon and the paperback is coming soon.  Here’s the list of stories, I have Pride and Prejudice with time, which was both fun and daunting ‘cause it’s P&P and basically perfect and everyone loves it!


Load up on pumpkin spice, grab your bowl of candy, and settle in for a spooky night with six brand-new modern Jane Austen adaptations from the authors of Holidays with Jane: Christmas Cheer and Spring Fever!

Must Be Magic
by Kimberly Truesdale
Eight years ago Anne Elliot made a devastating choice. When a new threat and an old love both come into her life, she faces that choice again. This time will it be love or will it be magic?

Once Upon a Story
by Rebecca M. Fleming
Catie Morland isn’t sure how to explain what happened at Abbey College’s annual Fall-o-Ween event until bumping into vacationing sisters Jane and Cassie. Will everything begin to make sense as she tells them the whole story?

by Cecilia Gray
Miriam Dashwood has to throw a party for straight-laced Brandon Firestone without spending a dime. When the lead for rock sensation Willow Bee offers a free performance, Miriam figures he’s her hero. Brandon has other ideas, but will free spirited Miriam come around to his way of thinking?

Emma Ever After
by Melissa Buell
Emma Woodhouse is determined that this year’s Fall Ball will be the most successful one yet. An influx of single men in Highbury make a Bachelor Auction a reality. Can she work her matchmaking magic once again?

Mansfield Unmasked
by Jennifer Becton
An impromptu Halloween party at Mansfield Park Boarding House provides Pug an opportunity to use his magic powers to unite Pryce and Spenser. But can he expose their true feelings for each other before his powers fade?

Beyond Midnight
by Jessica Grey
Halloween isn’t what Will Harper planned. His sister is playing fairy godmother. He’s at Chawton High’s Trick or Sweet Dance. He’s in costume…and falling for Elena Marquez? Is it real or magic…and can it last Beyond Midnight?




To promote Holidays with Jane: Trick or Sweet, the lovely Melissa Buell has set up a fantastic blog hop. The start post is over on Indie Jane and there will be posts from all of these fantastic authors (and slightly less fantastic me) along the way, as well as a giveaway.


I hope you join us!

#janeaustenday: twitter holidays with jane giveaway!

It’s Jane Austen’s birthday and therefore Jane Austen Day!  To celebrate Jane’s Day, the authors of Holidays with Jane: Christmas Cheer are giving away 3 ebooks on Twitter.




Entering is super easy!  Just tweet using the hashtag #HolidayswithJane and tell us what gift you’d buy for any of Austen’s characters.  That’s it!

One entry per tweet using the hashtag, so feel free to enter multiple times – gifting for the Bennet sisters alone could get you five entries!

We will accept Twitter entries all day on 12/16/14 ending at 9pm EST.

This giveaway is worldwide.  Three (3) winners will each receive one (1) ebook copy of Holidays with Jane.


Good luck and happy tweeting!