Silver-Tongued Devil is here!

silver-tongued-devil-smlSilver-Tongued Devil (Portland Devils, Book 1)

Release day is always exciting. And nervewracking. And thrilling. And scary.

All of which is to say: I not only have a new book out, but a new series. And I’m doing all sorts of things new.

1) It’s a football book without that much football in it. Blake defines himself by football, but it’s no longer in his life. In fact, that’s his problem. What is a quarterback when he isn’t a quarterback anymore?

2) It’s a New Zealand-style book set in Idaho. I really wanted to write a feel-good book, a book about family and friends and loyalty and the best kind of love. But I wanted to write THIS book.

How did it happen? I went to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (near where I’m from) last Northern Hemisphere summer. I was standing and looking out at the lake, and this book just came to me in a flash. I knew Blake was opening up a resort in a north Idaho lake town. I knew Dakota was a house painter. And soon, I realized she was a stained-glass artist as well. It was all I could do to finish writing FOUND, I wanted to write this story so badly.

3) It’s not the book I was expecting to write.

I started the book with two stories: Dakota and Blake’s, and Evan’s story as well. But Evan’s story started overshadowing the book. I ended up doing something I never have: I changed my book. I pulled Evan’s story out, wrote the best Chapter 1 of any book I’ve ever written, and kept it there. Now that book is sitting there, fully 15% written, urging me to write IT.

I think this series might just end up being my best. I’d love to hear what you think of it.


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  1. benne hurley says:

    i love love all your books…..i have listened to them all. i am up to date on all that is out except the ‘almost billionare’ books. i keep looking for the narration for ‘fractured’ but cannot find it so i am finally come to the conclusion it is not available. i have not read a book since i was 40 because that is when i found out i needed glasses (40 yr old eyes)….the pleasure of reading was gone….

    i am going to make that effort to read ‘fractured’.

    i am so looking forward to the new books in the new zealand, paradise and portland books…i am so happy to be back in the world of books. i am 75 yrs young so it has been a long time.

    Thank you dear Rosalind,
    Benne Hurley

  2. Jacqueline says:

    I have read all of your books. In fact I have read all of the Escape to New Zealand and Welcome to Paradise books at least twice.
    I have enjoyed all of your books but I must say, I think you’re right about this new series. I could not put Silver-Tongued Devil down until i finished it. The characters you saw that day are so well written. They are engaging, frustrating, warm, annoying and most tellingly, loving. I personally think this is definitely the best of your many very good books and look forward to reading the series.

    • Rosalind James says:

      Oh, thank you! There were some scenes in this book that I just enjoyed writing down to my toes. When Blake finds Dakota in his hot tub, and when he helps her out in the art gallery. When Blake and Dakota explain to his teammate why the “special” glass project isn’t enticing. Those things made me laugh to write.

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