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J L Wilson

I grew up in Iowa, and have traveled extensively only to come back to the Midwest to live. In 2003 I read my first romantic suspense novel and decided I'd found my genre. But there was a problem: the books I read all featured young heroines, interested in starting a family and having babies. So I started writing romantic suspense about older women who are interested in men and sex and having a good relationship (which may or may not include a marriage). 

I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I enjoy writing about them.
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A Note From J L Wilson

Hi there! Waving to you from Minnesota! Hope you enjoy my author page and hope you'll check out some of my books. 

I write in two genres: mystery-suspense is one. I write "sexy-cozy mysteries" in which a heroine gets embroiled in a mystery and there's a touch of romance thrown in. I also write a variation of that which are my romantic suspense books.

I also write paranormal romances. I have a series with Cerridwen. It's called The History Patrol and it's a time travel/reincarnation/paranormal series (3 books: Forgiveness, Endurance, and Temperance). And I have a series with The Wild Rose Press which started with Human Touch. Two more books will be released next year.

All of my books feature older heroes and heroines (40s and 50s). Check it out!
Current Releases
Vivian DuLac, shop owner of Curiosity's Curios and Collectibles, has come into possession of an old sword that Arthur ("Able") Leroy wants. But that's not all that Able wants. He wants Vivian and her connections to her ex-husband, C...
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Former fashion model, and now tenured professor at a small college, Annabelle C. Doyle ("Acie") is part of a group trying to establish a wildlife sanctuary on a donated parcel of land. When the donor dies under unusual circumstances, the la...
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Can you recapture a lost love? Thirty-four years ago, they were each other's first romance. For three magical months, Nate Boltz and Emily Sutherland worked together at a Michigan resort and fell passionately in love. But when the summer ended...
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Resorts, Regrets, and Returning to Love
Cassie Whittington and her lover, Sam Barlow, stumble on the body of Cassie's ex-brother-in-law. They also find Cassie's ex-husband, Charlie, standing in the room, the murder weapon in his hand. The police investigation forces Cassie and h...
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Daisies, Deadly Force, and Disastrous Divorce Disputes [Deadly Landscaping Series]
Cassie Whittington's inheritance of fifteen million dollars has been put on hold while vengeful family members contest the will. But the potential loss of wealth is the least of her worries -- her ex-husband has re-entered her life and is wrec...
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Foxgloves, Fancy Fungus and Fatal Family Feuds
Deadly Landscaping Series Cassie Whittington thought she was starting a new life in the landscaping business after being laid off from her high-tech job. She didn't count on catching the eye of her new boss, Sam Barlow, the owner of the bu...
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Lilacs, Litigation, and Lethal Love Affairs (Deadly Landscaping Series)
Grace Jamison has always been unlucky in love but this is ridiculous. What was supposed to be a blind date has turned into an FBI sting operation, complete with handsome Special Agent Ben Braden, a train ride and chase through the Badlands, and a ...
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Lie to Me
Dru Delaney, one of the planetary Leaders of Delmorna, doesn’t quite trust Jak Exo, her co-Leader. Exo is too handsome, too kind, and too intelligent for the strong-willed Dru. When he announces he’s leaving to explore the uncharted North...
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Living Proof
FBI agent Nathan Stokes planned to propose to Margaret Dalton on Valentine’s Day in the Bahamas. But the best laid plans of mice and men and FBI agents often go awry. When Margaret’s uncle dies on a remote Minnesota Indian reservation, Ma...
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Shadow of Doubt
Professor Jane Renard's estranged husband was murdered in front of a thousand Z.Z. Top fans at the Minnesota State Fair -- while Jane sat in the crowd. Marcus Sloan, a security guard, is her alibi and is soon her ally when she’s briefly suspect...
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PhDs, Pornography, and Premeditated Murder
Mary Margaret Madison (“Threemie”) stopped at a bar on her way home from visiting a friend at the hospital, and look what happened – she met Bill, the man of her dreams. There’s only one problem. Threemie also met a murderer t...
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Homicide, Hostages and Hot Rod Restoration
Isbel Kensington's lack of paranormal Talent makes her unique, especially given her powerful paranormal family who run the planet Delmorna. Isbel's studies into ancient diseases uncovered an old family secret which threatens the stability of the gove...
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Human Touch
Have you ever made a mistake in love? Did that mistake almost kill you? M.C. ('Mac') Shefflington thought she finally escaped Tom Donaldson and her terrible past. She started to relax at her new home in Minnesota when the hang-up calls and tailgat...
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Nowhere To Run
Best-selling author Bea Emerson finds love -- and murder -- at the Clue Con Writer’s Conference. Was it Miss Scarlett with the gun in the Library or Colonel Mustard with the wrench in the billiard room? But more importantly — can Bea and ...
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Sun, Surf, and Sandy Strangulation
Bea Emerson's first MrWAR Conference (Mystery/Romance Writers And Readers) is almost her last. When a best-selling author dies while autographing a book for Bea, it puts her under suspicion of murder and under investigation by Dallas homicide detecti...
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Autographs, Abductions and A-List Authors
Nick Baxter, an undercover FBI agent, thinks his BRILLIANT DISGUISE will fool the hicks in New Providence, Iowa. They won't suspect he's there investigating widow Shannon Delgardie, under suspicion of treason. What Nick doesn't know is that everybody...
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Brilliant Disguise
When JT McCord jilted Molly Lawford she survived and moved on to marry twice. But her first husband died and her second husband ran off with a hairdresser. Molly gave up on romance and settled down in Tangle Butte, Minnesota, as a small town reporter...
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Candy, Corpses and Classified Ads
Murder has found feisty Hannah Paxton twice—once as a teenaged witness and now, thirty years later, as a juror in a high profile trial. When she starts receiving vicious phone calls and is attacked on a freezing Minnesota night, it seems murder...
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Your Saving Grace
Businessman Max Lerner had it all—until the threats started. Someone wants to sabotage his latest merger, and that someone has inexplicably thrown Layla Whitford into the fray. When Max meets Layla, she turns his world upside down. Suddenly, Ma...
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If Not For You
Jessie Patrokus has all the qualities that make a great software tester – she’s diligent, she’s curious and she doesn’t give up. Those are just the qualities that might get her killed if she isn’t careful.   She&...
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Brownies, Bodies and Breaking the Code

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