New Novel from Jemsbooks – In A Second is Now Here!

My new novel is now here – In A Second! I am excited to complete this story. A special ‘thank you’ to my wonderful beta readers, Fran, Trish and Michele, for getting their notes and opinions back to me so quickly. I wouldn’t be able to do this without them.

Now on Kindle – coming soon to paperback!

I started this book in 2018 and set it aside while I published a few other books. I picked it up again in 2020 and changed the title a few times before I settled on In A Second. Once the title was set the characters took over and the race was on as the story progressed rapidly. I then sent it to my wonderful beta readers who were quick to look it over and send me their feedback.

This is a novel for 18+ which is a mixture of genres – mystery/psychological suspense/romance/drama. There are strong characters in this story – mostly women – who took over the story, especially one in particular. When you read it you will know who I mean. I love her and am thinking of (just musing for now) about giving her a story of her own. Let me know what you think after you read it.

I have plenty of other projects lined up for 2021 so there is no hurry to begin another one just yet. But I do like to keep my options open for more ideas.

Watch for this book in paperback on Amazon and Barnes & Noble soon! Links coming!

I enjoyed writing this book which is different from my other thrillers. I hope you will enjoy it! I would love to hear what you think. Thank you for your support!

This book would make a perfect gift for any time and any occasion for those 18+ on your lists.

My husband created the cover. Thank you, John! The car was by Darius Sankowski from Pixabay.

In A Second – Novel for 18+ (Mystery/suspense/psychological/drama


Athena feels as if she is going out of her mind. She can’t function after losing her fiancé, Justin, in a car accident, or did she? She keeps having dreams or rather nightmares of being trapped in a car with Justin’s lifeless body. But when she wakes up in the hospital no one will tell her what happened to Justin. She begins to think that he was a figment of her imagination until she calls his number and he answers. They make a date but then, he doesn’t show up.

There are many secrets that Athena’s parents are keeping from her. Can she deal with all the secrets that threaten her whole being? Her money salvation is her Gramma Grace who knows the truth and has the power of clairvoyance

She finally meets someone who could possibly give her a chance at love again but can Lucas give her what she needs or is he asking too much of her? When her psychiatrist, Dr. Nick Jasper, shows an interest in her too she feels overwhelmed and confused.

Will Athena be able to choose between Dr. Jasper and Lucas? Will she ever forget Justin?

Novels for 18+ books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and also by clicking on covers to the right of this post.


Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 33 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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