Writer of YA and New Adult Romance
Writer of YA and New Adult Romance
I hail from a family of voracious readers and talkers who all relish in a good story and a well-crafted squabble.
I was born in a small town in rural Australia and so learnt early the value of making my own entertainment – in my case, writing stories. This remains my favorite form of entertainment, along with reading too late into the night, having my heart broken on a regular basis by my football team, and pestering my long-suffering friends into watching the numerous TV shows I’m addicted to.
I started writing online as a teenager (under the penname star123), and developed my style with the aid of a cohort of brilliant readers who provided a lot of helpful and encouraging feedback (and were not adverse to using caps lock if necessary!).
I won six awards on Some Kind of Wonderful (SKoW) - an original romance awards site - and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. My first completed original story, So Much to Learn, has over 1.3 million views on Fictionpress.com.
I write primarily New Adult and Young Adult romance stories, full of snark, banter, a smidgeon of heartache and people, ultimately, falling in love.
Giovanna, Zoë and Declan have always been a trio – their fierce friendship getting them through every heartbreak and hardship as they work towards a brighter future than their past. Gio is a passionate baker of cakes, pastries and all things delicious, Zoë a take-no-prisoners beauty, and Declan an ambitious businessman on the way up.
Best friends forever, Gio thinks – until Gio’s lifelong crush on Declan is exposed, leaving her humiliated, and Gio realises she needs to cut him loose to get over him once and for all.
Enter Theo, Gio’s neighbour. Gio’s never met anyone like him before. He doesn’t talk much, but he’s kind, he’s sexy, he’s generous and he’s often awake in the middle of the night, like Gio. Theo has a sweet tooth and a mysterious history and Gio can’t seem to stay away.
Thanks to the power of sleepless nights and chocolate cake, Gio thinks she’s finally over Declan, but then his whole world turns upside down. Gio knows she can’t desert Declan in his time of need, but how can she explain a lifetime of love to Theo?
Letting go of the past isn’t so easy when your heart is breaking.
Cake at Midnight will be released in January 2018
Lara Montgomery is no good.
She's used to it by now - her high school reputation has followed her all the way to university. She tells herself she doesn't care, but a small part of her hopes she can turn the bad karma around by doing good deeds for anyone who asks.
Deep down, Lara knows there's one thing she can never make better, no matter how many problems she solves... On the night her brother died, she was hooking up with his not-so-single best friend, Fletch.
It's been three years since that night, and Fletch has had it with Lara's do-gooding - it only reminds everyone in their small university town about what they did. But Lara is determined to try and wipe the slate clean, even if it means heated arguments with Fletch whenever they meet on the way to class.
Trouble is, there's more than just heat between Lara and Fletch, there are sparks and fire that can't be ignored. But with Lara's troubled past, she's not sure she ever deserves happiness, even when it's standing right in front of her.
The Do-Gooder e-book is available at the following retailers:
The print copy of The Do-Gooder is available in-store at book shops and at Booktopia as below:
Jessie L. Star is the author of several YA and New Adult romances with heart. Star writes stories in which her characters have a shared history and their past becomes relevant again in new and unexpected ways. The connections between her characters are intensely emotional, balanced by a unique and charming brand of humor. These delightful books are available on Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes and Barnes & Noble. Look out for more titles coming soon!