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USA Best Book Award

Civil War author Jessica James wins USA BEST BOOK AWARD
Congratulations to author Jessica James for being announced as a finalist in the 2013 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS contest in the Fiction/Religious category for her new Civil War novel Above and Beyond.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of USA Book News, said this year’s contest yielded over 1,500 entries from mainstream and independent publishers.

New Release: The Gray Ghost of Civil War Virginia

The Gray Ghost of Civil War Virginia by historical fiction author Jessica James
Patriot Press is proud to announce the release of a non-fiction book by award-winning historical fiction author Jessica James.

The Gray Ghost of Civil War Virginia: John Singleton Mosby, is currently available in e-book format. It will be released in print in November, 2013.

No name in the annals of the Civil War conjures a more romantic and awe-inspiring image than that of Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby of Virginia.

The epitome of the Southern cavalier, Colonel Mosby was a charismatic officer whose small band of partisans outwitted and outfought the Union army on the fields and farmlands of northern Virginia. So great was the panic inspired by this one officer’s military ingenuity, so prominent was the threat he created to the Union forces, that he came to be known in the north as more of a myth than a man.

Jessica James penned a unique look at this iconic figure as a way to share this real-life soldier's story with her fiction fans. John Mosby was the model for her fictional character Colonel Alexander Hunter in her novel NOBLE CAUSE (originally called Shades of Gray).

Rather than a dry biography of the Confederate hero, this book takes readers on a journey with a ragtag group of Rebels who threw aside the established rules of warfare, effectively using fear as their weapon of choice and surprise as their watchword.
Available now at all Internet retailers.

Above & Beyond reviewed in Publishers Weekly

Congratulations to author Jessica James for the recent review of her new novel ABOVE AND BEYOND in Publishers Weekly!

New release: Above and Beyond

Now available!

New historical romance by Jessica James
Above and Beyond
Released in August, 2013
Update: Above and Beyond was released in e-book format in May and already hit #1 on Amazon in three categories.

A bond impossible to deny.

A love impossible to ignore.
A destiny impossible to escape...
Above and Beyond by Jessica James
August 1, 2013
ISBN: 9780979600098

Noble Cause softcover release July, 2013

"Noble Cause is a riveting piece of historical fiction, very much highly recommended reading."  - Midwest Book Review

Civil War novel NOBLE CAUSE
AUTHOR: Jessica James
ISBN: 978-0-9796000-6-7
PRICE: $21.99
PAGES: 381
PUBLISHER: Patriot Press

Hardcover edition also available: $26.99
ISBN: 978-0-9796000-4-3

Patriot Press is pleased to announce that the award-winning historical fiction novel NOBLE CAUSE will be released in soft cover in July, 2013.
Author Jessica James of Gettysburg, Pa., received the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction for the hardcover edition of the novel in 2012.

This award is presented annually to encourage writers of fiction to portray characters and events dealing with Southern history and the War Between the States in a historically accurate fashion.

Other John Esten Cooke Award winners include New York Times bestselling authors Donald McCaig for Jacob’s Ladder, Robert Macomber for Point of Honor, and Harry Turtledove for The Guns of the South.

Released in Charleston, S.C., on the 150th anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter, NOBLE CAUSE has garnered a number of other prestigious national awards, capturing the attention of Civil War authors and historians, as well as avid romance readers. It won the Next Generation Indie Award for Regional Fiction, and was named a Finalist in the Historical Fiction category in the USA “Best Books of 2011” Awards.

The Midwest Book Review calls Noble Cause, “riveting historical fiction,” while other reviewers have compared it to Gone with the Wind in scope, grandeur and quality.

The fine line between friends and enemies is revealed in this epic love story that captures the emotions and fears of the country as war sweeps the land. Though laced with historical detail, it is less about the clash of armies on the battlefield, as it is about the clash of loyalty and love with honor and conviction.

A Yankee by birth, the author takes readers on a journey south of the Mason-Dixon Line to the rolling hills of Virginia in this historically accurate love story that is capturing national attention for its attention to detail and unique blending of romance with historical fiction.

James’ first novel, SHADES OF GRAY also won numerous national awards, and temporarily moved ahead of GONE WITH THE WIND on Amazon’s bestseller list in its category. The author was featured in the book 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading, published in 2010, and was a featured author at the Amelia Island Book Festival in Florida in 2012.

NOBLE CAUSE is available through Ingram as well as the publisher by emailing patriotpressATliveDOTcom.



2012 Foreword Magazine Bronze winner Book of the Year in Romance

2011 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction

2011 USA "Best Books 2011" Finalist in Historical Fiction

2011 Next Generation Indie Award for Best Regional Fiction

2011 Next Generation Indie Finalist in Romance category

2011 Next Generation Indie Finalist in Historical Fiction category

2011 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award