Jemsbooks for Christmas for 18+!

Do you notice that the 18+ on your list do not want you to buy them clothes? Yes, that’s because we older folks don’t pick out the right stuff for their generation. Ha! We were all young once. We know what’s good for them, don’t we?

Well, you know the answer to that question, don’t you? We don’t know what they like. Trends keeping coming and going in clothes. It’s just too difficult to choose. Forget about sizes! That’s even harder to figure out! Yikes!

Why not give up on the clothes and try books? There are so many books out there to choose from on Amazon and other sites. I have 37 of my own that I hope you will check out soon for all ages on your lists. For those 18+ on your list check out the suggestions below. You are sure to find one for every age and those teens on your list this Christmas.

JEMSBOOKS NOVELS FOR 18+ are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble as paperbacks.

The first book I wrote and published in 2014 for 18+ was Hunting Mariah. It’s a mystery/suspense/thriller/crime that came to me when I heard about a rape on a local college campus. My daughter was about to go to college and this story haunted me until I wrote it down. It is an unputdownable book that will hook you in from the first chapter as many of my readers have told me. Hold on tight for it will blow you away! The ending is explosive! Don’t share it!



An insane killer, obsessed with blood and death, seeks revenge with those he perceives wronged him. He is now on the loose. His next victim may be Mariah.

Mariah has lost her memory. Will she remember what has transpired in her past? Can Mariah escape this deadly killer’s grasp. Will she finally be safe? Will the killer be apprehended?

Book Trailer by Christopher Graham

The sequel to Hunting Mariah came in 2018 – Mariah’s Revenge. It is a thriller/mystery/suspense/crime that completes the story. It picks up where the first book left off. It is an unputdownable book that will hook you in the first chapter. Hold on for a wild ride.



This book begins where the first book, Hunting Mariah, left off. This suspense/thriller/crime novel will keep you turning pages as the tension grows. There will be twists and turns and some surprises. Many of the same characters will be in play to give support and encouragement to Mariah along the way.

A new man comes into Mariah’s life that reminds her of someone she wants to forget. He threatens to bring back the horrors that she and her family once endured. While the one she wants to forget suffers from a horrendous attack that puts his life in jeopardy.

Mariah must draw on her strength and resilience to survive danger at every turn. How much more can Mariah endure? How far will Mariah go to protect her family?

Book Trailer by J.E. Spina

The next book, How Far is Heaven, is a mystery/suspense/tear jerker/paranormal/romance that will having you reaching for the tissues. You will want to keep your children close.


Parker and Priscilla Wilfork are happily married with two children. Life seemed perfect and peaceful until Parker goes on a business trip and does not return. Priscilla finds her world turned upside down when she searches for answers to how and why Parker disappeared.

One night Priscilla has a dream that Parker is an angel. Does this mean that Parker is now dead? After two years and no sign of Parker except in her dreams, Priscilla makes the decision to tell her children that their father has gone to Heaven.

Priscilla tries to get their lives back together until one day Deanna disappears too. Now Priscilla must go on a quest to find her daughter before it’s too late. She fears her daughter’s disappearance might be connected in some way to her husband’s. Can Priscilla go on with her life if she loses Deanna too?

With the help of a handsome police Sergeant, Blake Furelli, they work together to try to find Deanna and solve the mystery behind Parker’s disappearance. During this trying time, Blake, who suffered a loss of his own, feels drawn to the ethereal beauty of Priscilla.

Book Trailer by Christopher Graham

An Angel Among Us is an eclectic collection of 15 short stories of multi-genres that will grip you and leave you wanting more. The title of the book and the first story in the book are dedicated to my high school friend, Anne, who passed in 2017 from breast cancer. May she rest in peace. She is deeply missed for she was surely an angel among us.


A collection of short stories that covers several genres including romance, grief/loss, mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal. This book is dedicated to a courageous friend who passed this year. The first story is specially created for her and is the inspiration for the title of this book.

This next book, In a Second, is a mystery/suspense/clairvoyant/romance that is sure to please those difficult to buy. It is gripping from the first page. They won’t be able to put it down. The characters are intriguing especially Gramma Grace. She is quite a mysterious and surprising character.


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 is 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 only salvation is her Gramma Grace who knows the truth and has the power of clairvoyance to help her.

Athena 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?

Here is the book trailer I created through

My latest novel is Lubelia Alycea: One Hundred Years. This is a historical/fiction/romance that is based on and dedicated to my grandmother who lived to be 100+. This story will make you appreciate your ancestors who paved the way for you in America. It will make you wish that you had listened more to your grandparents to learn their stories.


Lubelia Alycea leaves her native country of Madeira, Portugal to travel to her new home – America.

This is the story of how a strong, resilient young girl grows into a formidable woman. She must survive many tragedies in her lifetime, separation from family, sickness, death, betrayal, and a lost love. Will she find happiness and a new love in her life?

Will she be strong enough to face the storms ahead and still keep her family together? Will the secrets in her life destroy her and all that she holds dear?

Book trailer created by J.E. Spina through below:

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will find these books fit the 18+ on your list. I appreciate your kind support of my books and blog and appreciate all the reviews you post wherever my books are sold. Take care. Happy Shopping!

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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