Debra Jess

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A Connecticut Yankee transplanted to Central Florida, Debra Jess writes science fiction, romance, urban fantasy, and superheroes. She began writing in 2006, combining her love of fairy tales and Star Wars to craft original stories of ordinary people in extraordinary adventures and fantastical creatures in out-of-this world escapades. Her first published novel, Blood Surfer, has won the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award for Best Paranormal and Futuristic. Her follow-up novella, A Secret Rose, has won the Maggie Award & Golden Leaf Award for Best Novella. Her short stories have appeared in Heart’s Kiss Magazine as well as the Fragments of Darkness horror anthology. Debra is a graduate of Viable Paradise and is a member of Codex. She’s also a member of the Romance Writers of America and RWA’s Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal chapter and the First Coast Romance Writers.

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Do you love cats?  Do you love holiday romances?  Check this out:

Published Jun 22, 2019 · 239 words (1 minute) · 481 views

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Cat’s Paw Cove is an enchanting seaside town & favorite tourist destination. But there’s something unusual about the locals, both human & feline. The popular Shipwreck Museum might just take you back in time, & the historic Sherwood House holds secrets, old & new. Adopt a furever friend at the Cove Cat Café, treat yourself to a psychic reading at Eye of Newt, pick up a special trinket from Black Cat Antiquities. And don’t be surprised if you find your heart in the magic of Cat’s Paw Cove.