Greetings from Palm Springs!
I’m out in the California desert at a conference with my husband. I’ve been spending most of my time under a pool umbrella with my computer editing a book called, Girl Off The Grid. I haven’t told you much about this book yet because it’s a project I’ve been working on with my daughter, Kenzie Harp, and since it’s our first time co-writing, I wasn’t sure how long it would all take. But . . . yay! It goes off to the editor on Monday, which means it should release sometime this summer, just in time to be a fun vacation read. Also, if you are following the YA paranormal Earth Angel series by B.C. Burgess, book four, The Lie,releases today. If you haven’t started this series, it’s for ages 15 and up so good!!
If you’ve yet to get book #4 in the Hollywood Love series (name redacted so it doesn’t send this to your spam folder, but it starts with a S and ends with EX) you can find it on all vendors here. You can also preorder LOVE, which releases November 21st, here.
Last week, I shared with you boards for K & A’s house as well as the one Tyler bought. This week, I want to share my vision for Dawson’s girls’ rooms that Vanessa had redone for them. This was a really fun scene for me to write. The former mean girl from The Keatyn Chronicles has definitely grown up to be an awesome, confident woman, but both she and Dawson are a little broken due to things happening prior to them meeting again. It’s been really satisfying for me as a writer to allow these two a second chance at love. Having Dawson and his girls move in with her is a big step for both their relationship and in Vanessa’s personal growth. Home is always an important theme in my books. Feeling like you’re home. Having friends and family to your space. The comfort our homes give us. I describe the change in Vanessa’s home from grand and opulent to casual and relaxed in detail, but it was the girls’ rooms that I had to design out in order to write about them. I hope you enjoy seeing what they look like and if they are how you envisioned based on the book. You’ll find a design board for Harlow’s equestrian princess room, Ava’s ultimate teen sleepover room, and her private bedroom. Hope you enjoy them!
I just wanted to thank you for buying my new release last week. It debuted #1 on iBooks in the US, Australia, and New Zealand. And it’s all because of you! I also wanted to thank you for the wonderful reviews. I was super excited to hear that you loved the crazy proposal!
If you’ve yet to get book #4 in the Hollywood Love series, Sex, you can find it on all vendors here. You can also preorder LOVE, which releases November 21st, here.
Those of you who are familiar with the Keatyn Chronicles know that I love choosing outfits for my characters. What you may not know is that I also shop online for their homes as well. This week, I thought I would share my inspiration for the house Aiden purchased in the book. It’s in the Chelsea neighborhood of London and was on the market while I was writing the book. It’s freaking gorgeous. (And I may have asked my Uber driver to take me by it when I was in London!) The other board is the awesome condo in L.A. that Riley’s assistant Tyler purchases in the book. “It’s within walking distance of Rodeo Drive!”
I’d love to meet each of you! Be sure to check my website to see where I’ll be signing! And if you can’t make it to a signing, you can order signed books and other merchandise from the Jillian Dodd store. Below are some of the places I’ll be in the near future.
SEX is LIVE on all vendors! Just CLICK HERE!
Be sure to scroll down! I’ve included a graphic with one of my favorite quotes from the book and is part of the Bachelor-style proposal that I mentioned a couple weeks ago.
And this release day contest! You guys!! You could win some of my favorite things! I’m totally obsessed with this gorgeous fringed Henri Bendel bag, love the wonderful smelling Henri Bendel candle, can’t wait to sign a paperback copy of SEX for you, and throw in some of my absolute favorite Lush bath products. Just click the box to enter.
Greetings from London!. Yesterday, I attended the London Book Fair and had such a great time meeting with vendors, talking to new and established authors, and going to seminars. I also got to meet up at a pub with some wonderful ladies who are part of the RARE London book signing, and finished off the day with dinner at a quaint Russian restaurant and browsing at Harrods. Starting today, the work part of the trip is over and the fun begins with a visit to a museum then vintage market shopping.
And guess what? You get to read first couple of chapters of book four in the Hollywood Love series, Sex.
Scroll down to the bottom of this email to read it! I can’t wait for you to experience this season’s drama as it is totally outrageous. Can I also say that I love Shelby? I know y’all hate on her, but I have to tell you that it is so much fun writing a manipulative gold digger! I’m sharing a couple quote graphics with you as well! Feel free to share or pin them. And thank you so much to those of you who responded to my question last week about which graphic you liked the best. You were about 50-50 split between the two, so I think I’ll have to use both!
I’m super excited to share the first teaser for Sex, book four in the Hollywood Love series. You can expect lots of drama in this book and my most crazy proposal to date. I realized as I was going through the writing process, that I have written my fair share of proposals. I always try to do something meaningful for the couple. This couple hasn’t been together very long, but the guy is quite charismatic and I knew he’d go all out.
I was at the grocery store (something I typically try to avoid as much as possible) when I saw a tabloid about the newest drama on The Bachelor television show. And later, when this character was looking for some inspiration, I guess I remembered it because all of a sudden I typed that the girl was obsessed with the show. Which meant that I had to do a bunch of research so my character could do this right. I ended up watching hours of scenes from different parts of the show. Below is one of the funny YouTube video I watched. Thought you might enjoy it!