Julie's Books

I’m a firm believer in pursuing dreams no matter the obstacles. Writing was definitely that for me! So, it’s hardly surprising I love to write about flawed but spunky characters who have challenges to overcome on the way to falling in love.

The Pearl Island Series

Falling For You
Lead Me On
Don't Tempt Me
Lie To Me

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As a Texan, I’ve always been fascinated with stories about pirates and I couldn’t resist setting a series in Galveston to draw on its colorful history. In the Pearl Island series, a brother and two sisters buy an old mansion to turn it into a bed and breakfast. The mansion is haunted by the ghost of their ancestor, Marguerite, who had an affair with a sexy pirate named Captain Jack Kingsley.

While converting the mansion into a thriving B&B, my characters run across clues that help them solve the mystery of Lafitte’s missing treasure. The real thrill, though, lies in following the unconventional St. Claire siblings as they each meet their match and fall in love. I hope you’ll grab a copy and enjoy these three tempting treats.

“Ortolon’s protagonists must overcome some tough emotional issues before they can set their sights on the future, but their journey is laced with humor and even a little history (provided by the inn’s ghosts). Earnest and endearing, Ortolon’s newest is a heartwarming and at times heartrending read.”

— Publishers Weekly

Other Titles by Julie

The Perfect Trilogy

Almost Perfect
Just Perfect
Too Perfect

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Life takes an unexpected turn for three women, friends since college, when they buy a bestselling self help book, How to Have a Perfect Life, written by a fourth friend. They discover their friend used them as negative examples of how women let fear screw up their lives.

I know! The nerve! The problem is, their friend kind of has a point.

So, Maddy, Christine, and Amy make a pact. They each have one year to face a fear that’s been holding them back from pursuing their dreams. Their journeys set them on a collision course with three sexy, irresistible heroes who are the perfect match for these three feisty heroines as they learn that falling in love is the scariest thrill of all.

Grab a copy today and join the fun.

At Last

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Soundtrack Cover

Do you love stories where opposites don’t just attract, they explode with passion? You know, those stories where both the hero and heroine think, “Ohmygod, this is the absolute worst person in the world for me, but I can’t help myself”? I know I do!

Which is why I had such a blast writing about a straight-laced lawyer and an outrageously sexy jazz singer going toe-to-toe over the fate of a historic dance hall in a rustic Texas tourist town.

Even better, since I also adore romantic American standards, I was totally stunned and delighted when the very talented Barbara Calderaro agreed to record a CD featuring many of the songs my heroine sings. She and I became friends and mutual fans of each others work while I was researching songs for the book.

Dear Cupid & Drive Me Wild

Dear Cupid
Drive Me Wild

I’m delighted to say my first two books have become timeless favorites with romance fans. When Drive Me Wild, hit the shelves, it rocketed onto the USA Today bestseller list. Dear Cupid matched that success and won a Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine.

I think what makes these two stories popular still is what made them popular at the time they were first released. Readers were expecting fast, fun, and fluffy, since romantic comedies were the order of the day. Well, according to the reviews, I delivered on the fast and fun, but I added layers of emotion that continues to win readers’ hearts.

I hope you’ll grab a copy and indulge in these two delicious reads.