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A new job and a new city every few months is what Tess lives for. The adventure of constant change drives her passion for travel nursing. At least that's what she's been telling herself for years. Going back home for a family wedding, her sister sets her up on a blind date and Tess quickly falls for Evan, the perfect gentleman, even if it was for one night only.

When her next move takes her home for the summer, a chance encounter brings her right back into Evan's arms. However, falling in love quickly brings up old memories and flashbacks from a time Tess had long ago tried to forget. The deeper in love she falls, the more she realizes how the events of the past have shaped who she is. Tess must dig deep within herself, reliving the past, and question her real reasons for living her life the way she does if she wants to truly fall in love.

With summer over, Tess must decide between her love for Evan or accepting her next travel nursing assignment.

About JM Spade

With an active imagination, JM Spade has been writing as long as she knew how to hold a pencil (or type on a keyboard). Her early stories were never complete, however. After graduation from high school, she went on to become a nurse and found a true passion for caring for others. Marriage and a set of twins later, she was inspired by one of her patient's to returned to writing.

During lunch and after the kids went to bed, she began to mold her first story into shape. After several months of work, she finally had a novel to be shared and be proud of! However, this sparked a passion for writing books and is now something she does daily!

Many of her stories share a main focus: nursing. Writing what she knows best allows for the authenticity of characters and situations. JM Spade loves to draw from personal experiences as well as use her imagination to form the perfect fiction novel.

Besides writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, University of Michigan Football, her rescue pit bulls, being at the lake, and traveling. She currently works as an Infection Preventionist in long term care, as well as overseeing the quality assurance department. Returning to school is something she is looking forward to in the future.


 


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are your books about you?
Absolutely not! My books are definitely works of fiction; however, there is some elements of truth in some scenes. I draw inspiration from experiences I've had or the friends and family around me. 
  • How do you write books so fast?
Well... First, I set daily word count goals. I don't always hit them, but sometimes I go over them. I'm in love with spreadsheets so I keep track of all the data for my writing and it keeps me focused and motivated most days. Eventually, I the daily words add up and I have a completed book within a short period of time!
  • Don't you get writers block? 
Not yet! I start with an idea and create a timeline in the document. Each month has 4 weeks, obviously. I do this so I can make sure my timeline is realistic. Then, I take some of my ideas and put them where they would belong. Then, I write whichever part I'm in the mood for. If I come up with ideas, I throw those into the outline/timeline. 

Inevitably, the book changes "direction" a few times as I write and think. I tend to obsess a little bit. When I have an idea word count, I go back through, editing and tying things together!  
  • Why do you use a pen name?
I write fiction. About nurses. I don't want to have my real name tied to the nurses I write about since they aren't me. It's not exactly a secret, but I just don't want my fiction career to hurt my nursing career.
  • How do you have time to write?
Well... Thanks to today's technology, I take my writing everywhere I go. I write on break at work, at home, and after the kids go to bed. It's bits a pieces here and there. And for me, it works.

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A new job and a new city every few months is what Tess lives for. The adventure of constant change drives her passion for travel nursing. At least that's what she's been telling herself for years. Going back home for a family wedding, her sister sets her up on a blind date and Tess quickly falls for Evan, the perfect gentleman, even if it was for one night only.

When her next move takes her home for the summer, a chance encounter brings her right back into Evan's arms. However, falling in love quickly brings up old memories and flashbacks from a time Tess had long ago tried to forget. The deeper in love she falls, the more she realizes how the events of the past have shaped who she is. Tess must dig deep within herself, reliving the past, and question her real reasons for living her life the way she does if she wants to truly fall in love.

At the end of the summer, will Tess stay for Evan or accept her next travel nursing assignment?
 
Available on Kindle (and Kindle Unlimited) and paperback. Audiobook coming soon!
Kelly is a people pleaser and enjoys working as a nurse on the medical-surgical floor of the hospital. She's also an avid Wildcat football fan. On opening day, she agrees to work rather than go to the game. Unable to say no, she takes on a patient she wasn't exactly prepared for and finds herself in a new and exciting predicament. Learning to stand up for herself will be a challenge, but she's confident that this new patient will help her in more ways than she expects.

Available in E-book and Audiobook
Kate has worked as a nurse in the emergency room for over twenty years, is married to a successful orthopedic surgeon, and is raising three teenagers. When she starts experiencing personality changes, such as telling her patients what she's thinking, she must find the cause before she loses her family and her career. Is it the stress from family drama or something more serious? Once she discovers the cause, she must make a decision that will alter her life forever.

Follow Kate through her shifts in the busy emergency room and her chaotic personal life on her journey to discovering the root of the issues.
 
Available on Kindle (and Kindle Unlimited) and paperback. Audiobook coming soon!

Fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants Ellie has been living off her father's fortune for years. Learning he has cancer pushes her into a career change despite being in her 30s. When her first night shift on the palliative care floor ends in disaster, she finds herself alone and feeling lost. Will meeting the love of her life change this?

As she starts over, her patients help her find her purpose and Asher helps her find herself again. Will the secrets she keeps destroy it all?
 

Available for Kindle (and Kindle Unlimited), Paperback, or Audible

JMSpade's Favorite Books
In addition to writing, JM Spade loves to listen to audiobooks. Check out her favorites:

The first rule of book club:
You don't talk about book club.

Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott's marriage is in major league trouble. He's recently discovered a humiliating secret: His wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he loses his cool at the revelation, it's the final straw on their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he's let his pride and fear get the better of him. 

Welcome to the Bromance Book Club.

Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville's top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it'll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife. 

Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of best-selling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. 

Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity's notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn't expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of the night their family was forever altered. 

Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen's feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife's words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her. 

Sexy. Twisted. Consuming. 

England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

Fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to Green Acres for Dorothy's 90th birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by memories and questions she has not thought about for decades. She decides to find out the truth about the events of that summer day and lay to rest her own feelings of guilt. One photograph, of her mother and a woman Laurel has never met, called Vivian, is her first clue.

The Secret Keeper explores longings and dreams, the lengths some people go to fulfill them, and the strange consequences they sometimes have. It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers and schemers, play-acting, and deception told against a backdrop of events that changed the world.

"My darling Cecilia, if you're reading this, then I've died...."

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all - she's an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia - or each other - but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband's secret.

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