New York Times and USA Today bestselling author A.C. James writes paranormal romance books for adults and erotica, including Eternal Ever After which was featured in the bestselling Spice Box anthology. Her Eternal Vampire Series, which begins with Eternal Ever After, has been described as “brimming with sensuality” and “romantic and sizzling hot.” The Púca Mates series about Irish horse shifters starts with Ride: Awakening, and is “lighthearted” that is a “joy ride from beginning to end.” She also writes adult contemporary romance under the pseudonym Julie Chance and young adult fiction as Julie Bold.
Julie resides in northeast Pennsylvania with her adoring husband Ron (aka Mr. A.C. James) who loves her imaginative yarns and punny sense of humor. She’s also a domestic violence advocate and discusses intimate partner violence and addiction to raise awareness on social media and through her writing. Many of her books include themes like alcoholism, addiction, or second chance romance such as Finding Her Bearing, which was written as part of Milly Taiden’s Paranormal Dating Agency world.
She spends most of her time drinking large vats of coffee while wrangling kids by day and writing by night. Recovering video game beta tester and tech geek who grew up going to cons and watching SmackDown. There’s probably some cosplay pictures around somewhere of her dressed up as Bloodberry from Saber Marionette J. Just don’t tell anyone.
Eternal Vampires Series Review
“I love these books! I am a huge fan of the Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series, Darlynda Jones and her Charley Davidson books with Reyes Farrow, the Sylvia Day (S.J. Day) Marked series with Cain & Abel. My newest favorite is the Kresley Cole’s Arcana Series featuring Evie, Death, & Jack. And I can see Holly & Arie also embarking on such a butt-kicking awesome, light over darkness, against all odds, along with major hot sex. Please continue with the two since they have already captured our hearts! I listen to all above series over & over along with Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, & Nalini Singh as I work. Please continue!!” -Robin
Some Random Facts About A.C. James (in case you were wondering or if you’re just really, really bored)
Worst Writing Regret Well, A.C. James, is a pen name that’s actually an acronym that combines my kids initials, but when you’re attending book signings or conferences it’s not very practical. If I could do it all over again, I’d just have a pen name with my real first name: Julie. At least then I wouldn’t spin around and go “Huh” when people yell, “Hey, A.C.!” at a crowded book con. Fortunately, I’ll answer to A.C., Julie, Jules, or just about anything.
Favorite Fictional Characters: Buffy & Damon Salvatore
Eric Northman or Bill Compton? Eric Northman every day of the week and twice on Sundays.
Sam or Dean? Definitely, Dean.
Favorite Films: The Princess Bride, Pride and Prejudice, Idiocracy, & anything with Paul Rudd or Seth Rogan. I absolutely LOVE John Wick. I’ve got a huge crush on Keanu Reeves, but I’m a longtime fan because he’s an amazing human being. Deadpool is one of my favorite movies, too. Can you see a theme? Movies or shows with heroes that will do anything for love, even if it means blowing shit up. I also have a weakness for musicals like Rocky Horror Picture Show, Little Shop of Horrors, and Once!
Television: Supernatural, Lucifer, iZombie, The Umbrella Academy, October Faction, The Magicians, Locke & Key, Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, Lost Girl, Daredevil, What We Do In The Shadows, Sex Education, and I Am Not Okay With This.
Music: I love listening to music and listen to a wide variety of genres. You can find me jamming out to anything from 80s music, especially George Michael or INXS, 90s alternative including house and dance mixes, classic rock like the Beatles or Pink Floyd, jazz, funk, blues, jam bands, or even some reggae. Yes, when I’m writing, I’m usually listening to something in the background. It sets the mood.
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Addictions: Coffee, Wine, & Sushi. Oh, and hula hooping and singing to 80s songs while no one is looking. 😉
Memberships: Romance Writers of America
What do I like to read?
I grew up reading the Choose Your Own Adventure series before graduating to L.J. Smith’s paranormal romance books long before television made the Vampire Diaries popular. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is one of my all time favorite books. I especially love reading paranormal romance, contemporary romance, young adult, and erotica. Some of my favorite authors include Christine Feehan, J.R. Ward, Kim Harrison, Larissa Ione, but there are far too many favorites for me to possibly list them all!