January…month for new beginnings and resolutions, a clean slate upon which to draft the next chapter of your life.  What better time to introduce a whole new look to my home in cyberspace?

I’m excited to announce the launch of my new website, www.juliajustiss.com, totally redesigned by Vibeke Courtney of Dreamforge Media.  It’s elegant, full of new features and ready for you to visit!

You’ll find updates about the progress of my next book, new book releases, industry news—along with a spot for readers to leave comments!  Check out the “Little Extra” page for research tidbits, a complete backlist of my work, and a chart of characters who appear in linked books.  For overseas readers, there’s a special page for Mills & Boon releases in the UK market plus one for Italian readers (in Italian, naturally.)

There is, of course, a new contest to accompany the launch.  Looking forward in this New Year to the fall release of (still untitled) Ned’s story and to extend a little Christmas cheer into the depths of winter, I’m offering a treasure from the far east--a hanging basket of jasmine from the famed plantsmen at White Flower Farm. Though initially Ned Greaves has no idea what to do with the lovely lady who stumbles dripping wet into his study at midnight, he’s immediately captured by the exotic, spicy scent of Joanna’s perfume. 

Jasmine, native to various parts of India, China and Japan, boasts one of the most luscious fragrances known to man and performs well as an indoor plant.  It’s perfect to hang in your favorite room, where you can savor its scent over coffee or tea as you read a great book!  For a chance to win the jasmine and a book of your choice from my backlist, visit the website.

So stop by soon.  I can’t wait to welcome you!  And may 2009 be a year blessed with faith, family, good health and satisfying achievements for you all!

Julia