Jackie D

Podcast: The Weekly Wine Down

 
 

Jackie D was born and raised in the San Francisco, east bay area of California. She lives with her wife, their son, and their many furry companions. She earned a bachelor's degree in recreation administration and a dual master's degree in management and public administration. She is a Navy veteran and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a flight deck director, onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.

She spends her free time with her wife, friends, family, and their incredibly needy dogs. She enjoys playing golf but is resigned to the fact she would equally enjoy any sport where drinking beer is encouraged during gameplay. Her first book, Infiltration, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. Her fourth book, Lucy's Chance, won a Goldie in 2018.

Jackie is also the co-host of the Podcast, The Weekly Wine Down - which can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, or Podbean.

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Reviews

I was unable to put the book down. I really did not want it to end. It had suspense, romance and great writing style. Can't wait for the next book from this author. Thank you!

Review of Infiltration

I purchased this last night as I couldn't put it down, the two main characters tears jump out at you and drag you through the story. Well written and the twist is so worth the read didn't see that one coming. Can't wait for the next one.

Review of Infiltration

Quick question, where has this author been my entire life? This is an honest review thanks to NetGalley. This was a really fast paced book but the chemistry between the two main characters were off the charts, and the give and take made you love them anymore. If you are looking for a romantic book that has mystery and thriller qualities then this is your book. It looks like there could be a second and I can't wait to read it!

Review of Infiltration

First of all, if you haven't read Infiltration, the preceding book in this series, go and do that now! Not only will Pursuit make a lot more sense once you've read the first instalment, it's a kickass book in its own right. 

Our leading ladies and their assorted hangers-on are still after the same big bad from last time around and things are getting very tense. No more training missions and dummy take-downs, from here on in it's all very much live. While this is very much a traditional thriller, the author has written is very well and you cannot help but root for the characters.

 

Review of Pursuit

Jackie D crafts a novel of hope, forgiveness, and honor. Lena moves home after her parents' deaths and is entrenched with the obligation to run the family restaurant and protect and care for her sister. By chance, she meets Amy a PR rep for the local football team.

All characters in this book were well crafted, from the main two to the secondaries. It was fulfilling to watch them all develop and interact throughout. It kept me turning the pages and wanting desperately to know what would happen next.

Review of Lands End

I don't think I've recently encountered a book where the main characters sounded so mature, where every dialogue, every topic was so in place, that it left me in awe of the author. The whole description of the situations, interaction between Amy and Lena, their friends, everything was so realistic, so grounded, so... adult. And I was in love with the book because of that. I won't say more, because I have a feeling any other analysis will just tarnish this book, so I'll leave it there with those words I've written. 

Full shining and burning 5 stars from me. Well done Jackie D!

Review of Lands End

Wow! Jackie D's 2nd book is an addictive, slow-burning mystery that fuses classic noir with the intrigue of speculative fiction..crackling with chemistry, this storyline is filled with lots of intense action, sensual and suspenseful romance, where passion and possession become two sides of the same coin...CIA, Feds, homegrown terrorist, law enforcement agents etc..the author has obviously researched the materials of this story thoroughly, and that knowledge combine with an amazing storytelling ability and writing, will make this book a hit in the bookstore...highly recommend to everyone it's a fantastic follow-up..plus the plot-twist continues and the story is not over so this series is continuing Yipee!!!

 

Review of Pursuit

This book is solid. I could read at least a hundred other books from the author, just like this one. Please and thank you. It's everything I love in romance/crime novels. There was a perfect balance of romance and mystery. The characters are all fascinating, and the town itself adds it's own personality to the mix. There were so many secondary characters that surprised me with their unique characteristics that remind me that there is good in this world. The romance isn't without a whole lot of baggage, and the women have their own personal baggage to deal with as well. And more than romance, this was a story about coming home, and finding your family.

The little moments where we saw glimpses of teenage Lucy and Erica's story were the sweetest things. They were so precious. Ah, young love. 

I will definitely have to read the other books by the author, and I will send out some wishes to the universe that she will write a hundred more books like this one.

 

Review of Lucy's Chance

I have so many feels about this book. I know it's supposed to be a dystopian drama, but it reads so much more like a prophecy. This book is well written and has many well-developed characters. There isn't much to say without giving away too many details. I think the ending left open the possibility of a sequel and I'm really hoping that happens. There could even be a prequel with this storyline. I'd read both, for pleasure and as a prophecy to prepare

Review of Rise of the Resistance: Phoenix One

If you're looking for a quality suspense/thriller starring adorable lesbians then Lucy's Chance is for you. The chemistry between Lucy and Erica is palpable. Even several years of separation after Lucy dumped Erica there's a smoldering hot coal of attraction just waiting to erupt into flames again. The two need to temper this attraction and the need to resolve their breakup when there's a serial killer on the loose in their hometown and there's another missing woman depending on them to find her. We spend some time in the serial killer's head and, oh my, what a creeper. I was thoroughly uncomfortable listening in on his thoughts. The plot twists and twirls...

Review of Lucy's Chance

I was really impressed by Jackie D’s story and felt it had a truth and reality to it. She brought to life an America where things had gone badly wrong, but she gave me hope that all was not lost. The world she has imagined was compelling and the characters were so well developed. Arrow and Kaelyn felt right together but whether they could ever take that step had me wishing and hoping. Arrow was loyal and strong and determined. Kaelyn was brilliant and the person one would want to lead in a fight for good. The bad guys were truly despicable. And the fact that I could imagine such a scenario was scary. I just hope this book gets the coverage it deserves. I highly recommend it.

Review of Rise of the Resistance: Phoenix One

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