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Escape reality. Choose your exit strategy.

A sweet romance novella?  Steamy cowboy story? A thrilling romantic suspense novel?

Sand Dune Books is the publishing imprint for Maddie James and pen names. Maddie is a bestselling author who writes in a variety of romantic subgenres and more.

Consider this your open invitation to explore an alternative reality in books. Your escape awaits.

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We are adding paperback books in 2020!

We had always intended to have paperback books for sale at Sand Dune Books but it has taken us a bit longer to get them up and running on the site.

Watch the blog/news section of this site for launch dates for paperback books -- along with sales, deals, and discounts!

(Right now books uploaded say "sold out" when you click on the paperback format -- these will be live on or about January 1, 2020.)

Praise for Maddie James'/Sophie Jacobs' Books!

“Definitely worth the read." Emma Rae, Romancing the Book (All of My Heart)

"Just one more page, just one more page, okay, just one more page..." ~ Amazon customer (Night Kiss)

"This book is filled with regret, mystery, fear,revenge, desperation, love, loss, alpha steaminess, hope and despair. I lovethe flashbacks and points of view the book is written in...it adds to the dramaand keeping you on the edge of your seat while piecing the mystery together."  ~ J MM, NetGalley Review (Tempt Me)

"...definitely worth picking up … perfect blend of lust & romance, it was just what I was looking for!" Red Hot Book Reviews, A- (All of My Heart)


"I highly recommend this book, the series, and definitely this author." The Romance Studio, 5 Stars (Perfectly Matched - Harbor Falls Matchmaker Series)

“True love conquers all—isn’t that why we read these books?”  Goodreads

“I love stories of past romances getting back together.” Romancing the Book (All of My Heart)

All of My Heart will have you up, down, hot and cold, and maybe just a little bit desperate too!” Lamplight Review & Promotion on Goodreads

"Heartwarming and tender, this novel will brighten many dreary afternoons in small town America… [the author] shows special talent for traditional romance." Affair de Coeur Reviews (Falling for Grace)

"Captured my attention from the beginning. It had me in laughter and tears, with its conflict and surprises throughout." JoAnne, Romancing the Book Reviews

"I absolutely loved this book...loved...loved...loved. I craved a sweet lighthearted book that would touch my heart and this was perfect, just perfect." Kris, Goodreads (All of My Heart)

“Beware; it is difficult to stop reading once you start." Night Owl Reviews, 4.5 Stars, Top Pick (Double Crossed)

“An intricate plot of mystery and suspense...James deftly combines romance and suspense” Sandra Garcia-Myers, 4 Stars, RT Book Reviews (A Perfect Escape)

“Ms. James knows how to pen stories that engage the reader." Fallen Angel Reviews 

"If you enjoy a good suspense novel, grab this story as quickly as possible." Night Owl Reviews, 4.5 Stars, Top Pick (Double Crossed)

“A great story combined with strong characterization and perfect pacing…Brava Ms. James. I loved this story.”  Tooncesmom, Amazon Vine Voice Reviewer (Double Crossed)

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