SPOTLIGHT ON: Kim Jacobs (aka Maddie James)


How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I was forwarded an email from a colleague who suggested I attend the conference. Once I took a look at the website, I realized it was a place I needed to be as both an author and publisher, so I contacted Stephen Zimmer and the rest is history.


What is your latest release and what genre is it?

As Maddie James, I write romance fiction. My latest release is Brazen, the second book in my Soul Mates time travel series. Book three is slated for release this month.


Quick description of it.

Can lost souls reunite across time, when all hope at love has been abandoned and demons of the past refuse to go away?

Pitched from a ship during a violent storm in the year 1746, Victoria Porter washes ashore, soon to be rescued by a man on a strange mechanical beast who whisks her away into a world beyond anything she could have imagined.

In 2014, Colton MacKenzie fears he has written his last bestselling horror novel until he discovers two things—The Cult of Teach and a tantalizing nymph wandering an Ocracoke Island beach. Fascinated by the history that surrounds the Legend of Blackbeard’s Chalice, he seeks to learn more about these modern-day pirates and hopefully write a bestseller using the premise.

He’d planned on riding this ride solo until the strange waif on the back of his Harley touches him in ways his demons hadn’t let anyone touch in a long, long time….


Something unique about it.

This series is based around pirate lore – specifically around the death of Edward Teach aka Blackbeard. It includes a modern day pirate cult, time travel and paranormal elements, the search for a chalice made from Blackbeard’s skull, and of course, romance. This book, Brazen, has some erotic passages and some horror elements. All of this is outside the types of books Maddie James typically writes.


Links for people to buy it.



Your promo links.

Turquoise Morning Press,

Maddie James,

Your short Bio.

Kim Jacobs is CEO, publisher, and owner of Turquoise Morning Press, a boutique publishing house located in Louisville, Kentucky, that publishes both digital and trade paperback books internationally. As bestselling author, Maddie James, her titles span the romance genre from contemporary to paranormal to romantic suspense. Her books have landed on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo top-selling lists, and she has been listed as a Top 100 Most Popular Contemporary Romance Author at Amazon. Maddie is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and its Published Author Network (PAN), Louisville Romance Writers (LRWA), Novelists, Inc. (NINC), and Kentuckiana Authors.



“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit for further information.”