Ask You Later: Prequel to Savannah Sweethearts, Vacation Sweethearts, Seaside Chapel, and Seaside Cottages

Georgia Press LLC
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He lives and breathes expressive art.

She has no time for his type of fluff. 


A struggling artist tries to get his recycled mixed-media art pieces displayed at a local art gallery now run by the owner’s daughter who has zero appreciation for his folk art.


A beach romance novel, Ask You Later is the prequel to USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson’s Savannah Sweethearts series of clean and wholesome contemporary Christian romances set in Savannah and on Tybee Island by the Atlantic Ocean. This novel is also a prelude to Jan’s Vacation SweetheartsProtector SweetheartsSeaside Chapel, and Seaside Cottages collections.


Sophie’s Sentiments…

A freelance technical writer who writes obscure user guides that nobody reads and engineering manuals for little-used heavy machinery, Sophie Kowalski’s career is filled with black ink on white paper, legalese and technical stuff that few people care about—except for proofreaders and publishers.

When her dad has a nasty fall outside his art gallery and breaks his leg in several places, Sophie is forced to run Simon’s Gallery for a couple of months while Dad recovers from his unfortunate accident.

The first thing Sophie does is remove what she considers “junk art” in the art gallery and cancel several exhibitions by lesser-known artists, replacing them with more famous works that showcase clean lines and minimalism…


Leon’s Legacy…

A poor and struggling mixed-media local artist, Leonardo “Leon” Watts thinks he has finally turned a corner in his career when Simon Kowalski of the reputable Simon’s Gallery on River Street decides to display his recycled sculptures that showcase everyday life.

That is, before Simon tumbles on the cobblestones, ends up in the hospital, and takes two months off to recover. Standing in Leon’s way is Simon’s daughter, Sophie, now running the gallery however she wants and in whichever way she pleases.

She says that Leon’s displays are “garbage” and shouldn’t see the light of day. Well, technically, he only uses discarded materials he finds in junkyards and recycling centers…

Still, who is she to judge his art?

When Leon decides to educate that unimaginative Sophie on the value of his brand of everyman artwork, he gets more than he is prepared to handle, as his heart begins to express itself in unexpected ways…




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Having come to terms with his disability, business empire heir Dante Dupree has it all, but Nadine Saylor is too busy to be impressed with his accolades, and too busy to fall in love. Yet, love keeps knocking on her door...

A story about living and loving with disability, coupled with racial diversity in Christian communities, CHERISH YOU SO is Book 4 in USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson’s Savannah Sweethearts series of clean, wholesome multiethnic contemporary Christian romance celebrating faith, hope, and love in Jesus Christ. 

Dante’s Dream…

Billionaire bachelor Dante Dupree has arrived. Living with paraplegia, he now has a state-of-the-art wheelchair to handle his disability, and a private jet to take him across the world to buy up smaller companies for the Hot Dupree global hot sauce empire. And the best news yet for his career: He has been handpicked to be the next CEO of Hot Dupree, Inc., and he’s going to inherit a fifth of the multi-billion-dollar family fortune. He has it all. 

At the end of an international business trip, Dante stops in Savannah for merger talks and to visit his pregnant sister. Exuberant and on top of his game, single and free, the center of attention among ladies, and recently voted one of the top ten most eligible young billionaires in the world, self-confident Dante suddenly finds himself in a predicament he cannot solve: he’s in love.

But he can’t get her attention. She is not impressed at all with his accolades.

Nadine’s Norms…

Nadine Saylor is busy, busy, busy. Her job as a virtual assistant to clients traveling through six or seven time zones keeps her on her toes around the clock. The last thing she needs right now is Dante Dupree flinging signals and invitations at her, even though he did look handsome in his Lagerfeld tuxedo at his sister’s wedding eleven months ago.

Nadine keeps telling herself that her calendar is full. There’s no room for romance. Dante can go find someone else to be his Flavor of the Month.

When one of Dante’s professional problems intersects with Nadine’s personal predicament, they find themselves thrown together to sort out these chapters of their lives. Has God put them together in this place for such a time as this?

If you enjoy CHERISH YOU SO, you might enjoy the rest of the Savannah Sweethearts romances set in the beach town of Tybee Island and in the coastal city of Savannah, two of the most romantic coastal towns in the world. 


Book 2
He has left his homeland to protect his family.
She has fled her hometown to abandon hers.

At a remote mountaintop retreat, an optimistic triple amputee veteran meets a pessimistic beauty in the valleys of their lives.

REACH FOR ME is book 2 in USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson’s Vacation Sweetheartscollection of contemporary Christian romance novels celebrating the immeasurable grace and undeserved mercy of God. These Vacation Sweethearts novels are a spin-off of Jan’s inspirational Savannah Sweethearts series.

In his valley of determination…

Highly decorated for his heroism in fighting terrorism on behalf of his grateful nation, Keenan has given enough to his country. Yet, his enemies are going after him and his former team members as an act of personal vengeance. To protect his family, Keenan leads a trail away from Britain. Off the grid, he is incognito at a remote resort in the mountains of Tennessee. While waiting for his storm to pass, he meets an American girl who is hiding for a different reason in the same misty mountains…

In her valley of discouragement…

Bearing the burden of a mistake-riddled life, prodigal adopted daughter Phoebe Pace has nowhere else to go. She finds solace in the Great Smoky Mountains, living in quiet regret. What is she going to do with her new neighbor encroaching in her private personal space? Why is he so friendly toward her? So delightful to be with? So charming? So inquisitive…? Just when Phoebe begins to think that she might open up her heart to Keenan, the ex-soldier’s unfinished business pulls her into a crisis she has never experienced before, and danger comes knocking…on the wrong door.

VACATION SWEETHEARTS

The Vacation Sweethearts novels are a spin-off of Jan Thompson’s Savannah Sweethearts series.

Book 1: Smile for Me

Book 2: Reach for Me

Book 3: Wait for Me

Book 4: Look for Me

Book 5: Cheer for Me

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Book 4
Having come to terms with his disability, business empire heir Dante Dupree has it all, but Nadine Saylor is too busy to be impressed with his accolades, and too busy to fall in love. Yet, love keeps knocking on her door...

A story about living and loving with disability, coupled with racial diversity in Christian communities, CHERISH YOU SO is Book 4 in USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson’s Savannah Sweethearts series of clean, wholesome multiethnic contemporary Christian romance celebrating faith, hope, and love in Jesus Christ. 

Dante’s Dream…

Billionaire bachelor Dante Dupree has arrived. Living with paraplegia, he now has a state-of-the-art wheelchair to handle his disability, and a private jet to take him across the world to buy up smaller companies for the Hot Dupree global hot sauce empire. And the best news yet for his career: He has been handpicked to be the next CEO of Hot Dupree, Inc., and he’s going to inherit a fifth of the multi-billion-dollar family fortune. He has it all. 

At the end of an international business trip, Dante stops in Savannah for merger talks and to visit his pregnant sister. Exuberant and on top of his game, single and free, the center of attention among ladies, and recently voted one of the top ten most eligible young billionaires in the world, self-confident Dante suddenly finds himself in a predicament he cannot solve: he’s in love.

But he can’t get her attention. She is not impressed at all with his accolades.

Nadine’s Norms…

Nadine Saylor is busy, busy, busy. Her job as a virtual assistant to clients traveling through six or seven time zones keeps her on her toes around the clock. The last thing she needs right now is Dante Dupree flinging signals and invitations at her, even though he did look handsome in his Lagerfeld tuxedo at his sister’s wedding eleven months ago.

Nadine keeps telling herself that her calendar is full. There’s no room for romance. Dante can go find someone else to be his Flavor of the Month.

When one of Dante’s professional problems intersects with Nadine’s personal predicament, they find themselves thrown together to sort out these chapters of their lives. Has God put them together in this place for such a time as this?

If you enjoy CHERISH YOU SO, you might enjoy the rest of the Savannah Sweethearts romances set in the beach town of Tybee Island and in the coastal city of Savannah, two of the most romantic coastal towns in the world. 


Dale Mayer
This is a collection of the 4th, 5th, and 6th books in the Family Blood Ties series. This is not the whole series. Each book ends in a cliffhanger. 

Vampire in Deceit 
Vampire in Defiance 
Vampire in Conflict 

Vampire in Deceit 
Hurt and hurting, Tessa wages war against her own as she tries to protect those she loves and save those that can't save themselves. 

Ravaged by the constant attacks, afraid for her friends and family, Tessa is driven to the ends of her reserves as she strives to beat back the never ending wave of war. Thankfully she's never alone...inside or out. 

Kidnapped and injured, Cody struggles to escape and find the girl whose connection to his heart, mind and soul is growing by the moment. The chances of them all surviving this chaos are slim...but he just knows he can't live without her. 

Jared is determined to help his father and friends. He can't leave them alone to their fate, even when his own life becomes endangered...again. Only this time, he has allies on his side...or does he? 

The war unites humans and vamps as the war ratchets higher to a survival of the fittest...but the people most deeply involved can't take much more. And then they find out the worst... 

Vampire in Defiance 
This was it. For Tessa. For Cody. For Jared. Her family. Her Friends. 

Moltere's Mountain is collapsing. With Tessa, her friends and family still inside. Tessa won't go down without a fight...and she won't leave the others behind. But as she races to save everyone, time runs out. 

Grounded with an injured wing, Cody wants Tessa to leave while they still can. But most of their friends and family are missing. And he fears the worst... 

Jared had led the army into the mountain. Only to find they were looking to annihilate all vamps, not just the bad ones. He can't leave his friends vulnerable to yet another attack. But the mine is a death trap, and he could be the one that ends up dead. 

The pressure is on – to save friends, family, each other – only the enemy is just as determined that no one survives. 

Vampire in Conflict 
The blood farm is gone. Those behind it have either died, been caught, or are on the run. Time to return to the real world. 

Only normal life isn't quite what Tessa expected. Good thing, because there is no 'normal' anymore. She's different. Her family is different. Her friends are different. The world around her is different. Trying to find her place is not easy. She wants nothing more than to be a normal teenager and join Cody and his friends on a Friday night out. 

Cody wants the trouble to be over so he can get back to living the life he used to with one major addition – Tessa. 

Only Ian and Jewel aren't healing well, Rhia is acting out of character, and Jared keeps tripping over dead bodies. Then there's David, who'll do anything to help Jewel… even something he knows he shouldn't do. 

Something is wrong, and once again it's up to Tessa to figure out what is happening under the surface of this 'normal' life. 


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Book 5
She wants to save history.
He wants to raze it all. 

A local tour guide who makes a living off Savannah history goes to battle against an award-winning developer who wants to raze the old city block she lives on.

An old-meets-new contemporary Christian romance set in the historic city of Savannah, WALK YOU THERE is Book 5 of USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson’s Savannah Sweethearts series of sweet, clean, and wholesome multiethnic Christian romance celebrating faith, hope, and love in Jesus Christ.

Tamsyn’s Troubles…

Tamsyn Pendegrast’s troubles can be summed up in one word: Ryan.

Okay, three words: Ryan Ruttledge V.

A nightmare to her historical preservation efforts, an enemy of her fledgling Tamsyn Tours travel agency and tour company, Ryan seems to have it all: funding, support, awards, and the deeds to half the properties on Rosa Pendegrast Lane in old-town Savannah. Only three historic homes remain unsold. One of them is the Pendegrast family home where Tamsyn has lived since she was a baby.

Savannah residents will not take this destruction sitting down. Tamsyn is sure of it. No way will they let Ruttledge Yamada Urquhart Commercial Properties turn her nineteenth-century city block into a ghastly sprawl of glass-and-steel sculpture. It’s Tamsyn’s duty to Savannah history and to the memory of the Pendegrast family to educate that Ryan dude on why he should just leave the past alone.

There. Her task is set.

If only he weren’t so charming…

Ryan’s Ruckus…

Three more houses to buy, and the city block will belong to Ryan’s commercial property company. Then he will reshape the area into a modernist architectural creation. One more award to win, and one more plaque to hang on the wall of his Atlanta office. Easy peasy, right?

All he has to do is get past Tamsyn Pendegrast. That small-town tour guide has a property he wants. One house. How hard can it be to get one house? If she sells her ramshackle old house, her two neighbors will follow.

Why is she holding out? His company has offered Tamsyn three times the value of her property. That worn and weary Queen Anne style Victorian house isn’t going to last through the twenty-first century, anyway. Its foundation has been reinforced twice, and no amount of paint will restore it to its old glory. Tamsyn is simply holding on to a past that cannot be regained. She might as well give it up.

And yet, Tamsyn’s tenacity intrigues him. It’s messing with his mind.

And heart.

Uh-oh.

If you enjoy WALK YOU THERE, you might enjoy the rest of the Savannah Sweethearts romances set in the beach town of Tybee Island and in the coastal city of Savannah, two of the most romantic coastal towns in the world. 

Book 1
He is a poor small-town musician on track toward a successful career as a concert violinist. She is a twenty-something billionaire heiress who shows up and derails his entire life. Or does he derail hers?

From USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson come these Seaside Chapel novels, blending flavors of inspirational women’s fiction with contemporary Christian romance to celebrate the grace of God and hope in Jesus Christ.

SHARE WITH ME is book 1 in this series set on St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, a beach town where history is all around and the future is a moment away. In SHARE WITH ME, enjoy the story of violinist Ivan McMillan and violin collector Brinley Brooks, and savor the music of the orchestra.

The Muse…

Brinley Brooks is on St. Simon’s Island to spend time with her family and to settle into a new single life, not to get into another dead-end relationship. But when Ivan plays that second movement out of one of Bach’s orchestral suites on his violin, it is as though her heart is finding a second movement in her love life. Or is she just lonely? Or is this love for real this time around?

The Musician…

Six years ago, Ivan McMillan was a budding crossover violinist, but that career was cut short when Grandpa Otto died and he came home to St. Simon’s Island to take care of Grandma Yun and her broken hip. Now he has found a new road back to the orchestral stage. The last thing he needs is a detour he cannot afford. But Brinley. Ah, Brinley. So pleasing to look at… So pleasant to be with…

The Minuet…

When one of his worst nightmares comes to pass, Ivan feels obligated to show Brinley what it means to be a Christian living through adversity. But trusting God is the last thing on his mind as the crisis affects his career, his life, and worse, his relationship with Brinley. He can’t let her see him afflicted like this. Nope. He sure can’t. What is a man to do?

SEASIDE CHAPEL

Enjoy the music of the orchestra and hymns of the church, as well as follow the lives of the residents of this southern coastal town where the past and present intersect…

Book 1: Share with Me

Book 2: Step with Me

Book 3: Sing with Me

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