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Whether writing flirty contemporary romance or gritty romantic suspense, Maddie James writes to silence the people in her head.

In 2022, Maddie celebrated her 25th year of publishing romance fiction under multiple pen names. Her collective body of work includes over 70 titles. Maddie loves writing small town contemporary romance and cowboy worlds. As M.L. Jameson, she pens paranormal and romantic suspense. When writing short erotic fiction as M. J. Ames, her writing is basically, well, naughty.

Whether writing traditional contemporary romance or building paranormal worlds, Maddie pens stories that frequently cross a variety of romantic sub-genres. But sweet or spicy, suspense or comedy, western or time-travel, or a combo of any of the above, whatever her heroes and heroines are chasing, you can bet a happily-ever-after is in the mix.

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Maddie is a foodie, a struggling gardener, an amateur photographer, a sometimes artist, a by-the-seat-of-her-pants writer, and a closet hermit. She writes every day in her sunroom looking out over rolling farmland in the Heartland and wouldn't have it any other way. She frequently rescues stray fur-babies and wayward plants and an occasional roadside antique wicker table but has ceased rescuing two-legged strays (her mother is happy about that). All these quirky topics, and more, make their way into her books.

Her first book, THE WILD WEST, a Kensington Precious Gems romance, received a Calico Trails Cameo Award. RED: A SEDUCTION TALE, claimed first place as the Romance Book Scene's favorite novella of the year. A four-time nominee for a CAPA/Psyche Award from The Romance Studio, she has received numerous Top Pick, 5 Star, and Best Read reviews from various reviewers. Her books have landed on Amazon Top 100 Paid Bestseller lists, including BROKEN, a #1 bestseller in western romance. Maddie has been listed as a Top 100 Contemporary Romance author at Amazon and a Rising Star in western romance at Apple Books.

Affair de Coeur said Maddie, “shows a special talent for traditional romance,” and RT Book Reviews claimed, “James deftly combines romance and suspense, so hope on for an exhilarating ride.”

You can contact her at maddie@maddiejames.net.