Why We read romance:

To see women win, to set our expectations higher, for fun, to remind ourselves that love and hope exist, because the romance reader/writer community is mega active and supportive.  Why do you read romance?

Meet Jess

Jess B Moore is a writer of love stories. When she’s not writing, she’s busy mothering her talented and stubborn children, reading obscene numbers of books, and knitting scarves she’ll likely never finish.

Jess lives in small town North Carolina with her bluegrass obsessed family. She takes too many pictures of her cats, thinking the Internet loves them as much as she does. She is a firm believer of swapping stories over coffee or wine, and that there should always be dark chocolate involved.


  • Author 95% 95%
  • crazy cat lady 100% 100%
  • Dark chocolate 40% 40%
  • homeschool mom 80% 80%
  • song lyrics 65% 65%
  • reader 100% 100%

about Jess' books

All of Jess’ currently published books are set in the fictional town of Fox River, North Carolina.  A beautiful town in the Blue Ridge Mountains with an active community and too much gossip.  You can expect to find weekly bluegrass jams, the annual Slip ‘N Slide festival every July, and the new Polar Cone Fest in February.  Come for a visit and you’ll never want to leave!

on the blog

Looking for Alaska

John Green. You've read (or at least heard of) The Fault in Our Stars?  That's how I found him, too.  Since then, I've read every book of his, listened fanatically to the vlogbrothers, and must admit I drink the John Green kool-aid.   Looking for Alaska is my...

reach for the stars

Please, download and use these images. Share them with your friends and followers. Tag: @authorjessb These are my favorite sort of Instagram posts, so I made these for YOU to use and share. Tag:...

the rise of indie

Before becoming an author, I had never considered how books got published.  Traditional.  Indie.  Somewhere in between.  I bought books in stores and online from a variety of retailers and authors, never paying much mind. But let's back up a few years.  I worked in a...

The Guilt of a Sparrow

Magnolia Porter has spent the entirety of her twenty-four years satisfying her mother’s guilt. She was the good girl to her trouble making brother, Lucian – the one left behind to hold her mother together after he died. She is an invisible girl in a small town carrying the burden of her family’s loss and pain. Maggie was nobody trying desperately to be somebody.

Fierce Grace

Annabelle Dare is in a good place. She landed a sweet job, teaching at the quaint Fox River Elementary School. She has everything she needs: teaching music and sharing an apartment with her best friend. A simple life, she’s convinced, is all she needs.

The Worth of a Penny

Sweetheart Penelope Davies is what her daddy calls gullible, right after he told her she was stupid and worthless. With her cheek red from being slapped by him, and her heart trampled by a worthless boyfriend, she packs up and follows her half-brother to Fox River, North Carolina, in need of a fresh start.

Reading this book felt like I was slipping into a beautiful dream. The writing completely captivated me, transporting me into the small town setting with characters who quickly felt like my friends. I read it in two sittings – the second one taking me into the early hours of the morning as I just couldn’t put this one down. Highly recommended.

Five Star Review

The Guilt of a Sparrow

Jess B Moore cleverly draws the reader into the story of Annabelle and Asher. The small town with weekly bluegrass jams is a place I’d love to live. Steamy without the X rating, the relationship encounters more realistic hurdles than many modern romances and touches on real issues. The support characters are also well developed. A great read! I am looking forward to the next release by this author.

Five Star Review

Fierce Grace

I adored these quirky, irresistible, and complex characters. Ms. Moore certainly has a knack for casting her tales with uniquely compelling and slighted dented yet highly endearing individuals. Penny and Dominic were both adorable, highly appealing, and gentle souls who were well worth knowing. I cannot wait to see what Ms. Moore conjures next for Fox River.

Five Star Review

The Worth of a Penny

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“I’m only reading it if there’s a happy ending.”

I write about love, hope, and happiness within the messiness of life.  I promise only happy endings!