#1 Amazon Holiday – Jill James – ‘The Christmas Con’Posted: December 5, 2013 | |
Jill James didn’t start out wanting to be an author. Along the way she wanted to be an astronaut, President of the United States, a lawyer, and a doctor. Once married with children she realized she could be all those things; in the pages of the stories she wrote.
She lives in Northern California with her husband, who is the inspiration for all her romance novel heroes.
Jill writes contemporary and paranormal romance.
Her upcoming title is Love in the Time of Zombies, an urban fantasy.
The Christmas Con is a short Christmas story playing with the Robin Hood legend. It is also part of a boxed set put out by the Authors of Main Street members.
Robin Cappington has many sins to atone for. She spent ten years working with her dad, Little John as a jewel thief. After a job gone wrong, John now sits in prison and Robin and crew have gone legit with a security business. Feeling the need to right a few wrongs, Robin uses her gang and her skills to steal from the thieves and give back to the owners.
The Christmas Rose necklace is worth half a million dollars. Robin wants to get it back for the owner, Mrs. Willa Scarlett. There is only one catch; it sits in the vault of a notorious gang leader and the only person who can help her break in and retrieve it is Ian Marr, the man who broke her heart and got her father sent to prison.
Robin Cappington is sure that Ian Marr is the last thing she needs in her life, but the fates and Santa have a different idea of just what Robin needs for Christmas.
This book is included in Christmas on Main Street, currently on sale for 99 cents.