Finally! Divorce, Interrupted


I know, I know. I’ve given two false starts but today I finally have the lovely Jill James at the ranch. While she is a sister Wild Rose Press author, she’s so much more. Let’s give her a huge ranch Yee-Haw!

Tell us a little about your venture into self-publishing, won’t you, Jill? I’m gonna sit over here and sip my mocha and nibble on these eclairs. Everybody dig in, get comfy and enjoy what Jill has for us.

Divorce, Interrupted is my first venture into what is becoming known as Indie Publishing. I’m a ‘dip the toes first’ kind of person and it took lots of reading, exploring, studying, and a self-formatting class to make me believe I could do it too. Divorce, Interrupted is a little off the romance path with a couple divorced over her infidelity trying to find their way back to each other. I added a flood, danger, and hot sex to give Todd and Lisa their new happily-ever-after.

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Divorce, Interrupted – blurb

Newly-divorced Todd and Lisa Miller are stranded at their mountain cabin. There to divide a lifetime of memories, they soon are in danger from more than the anger between them. A vicious storm forces them to rely on each other to survive.

Can they trust the one person they lost belief in? Or are their hearts in danger from more than floods and frigid weather?


The wind crashed against the bay window in the front of the cabin. Lisa Miller jumped up and knocked over her chair. Her shaking hand flew to her chest. Her heartbeat pounded. “That one sounded like it went through the window.”

She peered around the doorway to the living room. She sighed in relief. The glass was still in one piece, although a large pine bough sat on the front porch. The wet needles stood out in bas-relief against the graying sky.

This had been a bad idea, she berated herself. She could’ve waited for the storm of the century to pass before she came up to the lake. Even with her husband, Todd, coming next week, she could’ve waited. A sob caught in her throat like a burr. Todd, her newly, the ink hardly dry on the divorce decree, ex-husband.

She righted the chair and fell into it. How had it come to this? She’d been in love with Todd for as long as she could remember. He’d been her first boyfriend, her first lover, and she’d been sure, her last.

Throwing her head back, Lisa stared at the ceiling. Finding no comfort in the familiar cedar logs, she brought her head down and gazed into space. Her sight unfocused, the kitchen viewed through a haze of tears she refused to shed.

Twenty years. Gone in an instant. Her abrupt decision to take her boss up on his umpteenth attempt at flirting. A nano-second to throw it all away. For what turned out to be mediocre sex at best. Todd had ruined her for any other man. He loved her with his heart and soul, and she’d trampled it for half the allotted time in a tawdry motel with hourly rates and smelly, overused sheets.

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Thank you for visiting, Jill. And to celebrate the release, Jill is offering three- count ‘em THREE– copies of Divorce, Interrupted right here today! So leave your email with a comment for a chance to get her book.


About Calisa Rhose

I'm a mother of three daughters and wife to a wonderful man of 35+ years. I'm also an avid seamstress, polymer clay artisan and die-hard crafter, always coming up with things to make with, and for, my six granddaughters and two grandsons. Check out my craft site when you have a moment. I'm also a small online business owner of Okie fLips on Etsy and Poshmark (eBay/Merkari coming soon), and I'm a published author of sensual romance. I write about stubborn men and women who don't take no for an answer, and there's always that golden HEA. Cowboys and first responders are my favorite contemporary heroes to write about. My light paranormal heroes are strong men ready to protect their women--not that they need protecting, since they are capable of caring for themselves.

Posted on 10/20/2011, in The Wild Rose Press and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Jill, you are a true sweetheart! I enjoyed having you here and hope you’ll return soon. Thanks for the gifts!


  2. Hi Jill! I read your excerpt on Smashwords. Divorce Interrupted is everything a Ebook should be: great cover, good formatting, great story. I put it in my shopping cart. May you have tons of sales!


    • Frankie, I’ve been following your self-publishing journey. You gave me courage for my own. May you enjoy Todd and Lisa’s second chance at happily-ever-after.


  3. Calisa, you and your guests have been wonderful. I’ve really enjoyed talking with everyone.

    Since everyone was so wonderful please email me at (Calisa too) to receive a copy of Divorce, Interrupted in .PDF, .epub, or .mobi form, let me know which in your email.

    Hope everyone has a grand day. Jill


  4. Mac, I love that cover very much too.


  5. Thanks for finding your way here Mary! This is a book I definitely want to read. (hint, hint Jill *wink*)


  6. Sounds like a good one, Jill. Love the cover.


  7. I truly wish you the best and I am giving you kuddos for courage and talent.
    Good luck!


  8. This sounds like a great story. In the next week, I’m definitely going to purchase this one 🙂


  9. Stacey, thrilled to hear Divorce, Interrupted is in your Nook. Hope you enjoy Lisa and Todd’s second chance at happily ever after.


  10. Congratulations on the book, Jill! It’s currently waiting (impatiently, I might add) on my Nook for me to finish my most recent short story so I can read! Wishing you tons of indie-success. 🙂


  11. Late everywhere I go today! Jill, thank you for ignoring my slack brain in the past month. It isn’t any better today. I just deleted my post about being at AJ’s because I inadvertently double scheduled posts on my own blog last night! GAH!!!

    So. Thank you for coming and sharing Divorce, Interrupted today!


  12. Christine, thanks for the kind words. I truly do believe in happily ever after, but divorce does happen. So I wanted a story that showed you can get it back. Maybe not the same relationship, but something more precious for having lost it and gained it back.

    Calisa, thanks for hosting me on you blog today.


  13. Congrats for taking a chance and shaking things up by trying the Indie pub route. I have several friends giving it a shot as well, and all seem thrilled by it!

    Your book sounds wonderful, I like the premise of the HEA then having it lost then having it come back! Nice job!

    Much success with your book 🙂


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