Sunday, December 26, 2021

Free Limited Time Only

 Just in case you were lucky enough to get a new Kindle for Christmas, Yesterday's Tears, Book #1 of A Slip in Time, is Free for a limited time only even if you don't have Kindle Unlimited.  How's that for a Christmas Present?  If you have not yet started this time travel romance series, here's your chance to check it out.  All of my books are free on Kindle Unlimited, so if you like this one, consider signing up for KU and continue the series.  To date there are nine books in total with more to come.  But all of my other books are in Kindle Unlimited, also.

Check out these series:

The Unforgettables

The White Pine Trilogy

The Lighthouse Trilogy

and Christmas Novellas:

Pinecones and Promises

A Kindred Christmas (#3.5 of The Withe Pine Trilogy)

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

New Release!


Yesterday's Boys in paperback is available today. The Kindle edition should drop tomorrow. But I was shocked to see that if you order the paperback in the US and have Prime, it will arrive before Christmas. I'll let you know the minute the Kindle is ready and when the two link. But I was anxious to get the ball rolling, so here is the link for the paperback.

U.S. Yesterday's Boys

U.K.  Yesterday's Boys

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

New Book Coming!

 I have been putting off posting because I was hoping to tell you  about the next book in A Slip in Time, but it will still be another week or so.  Yesterday's Boys is almost ready to submit.  Stand by.  I'll make a big splashy announcement here when the big day arrives.  Coming soon.  Very soon.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Two Great Christmas Novellas

By the looks of it, even though Thanksgiving has not yet arrived, you're getting in the mood for Christmas -- or at least stories about Christmas. When Hallmark movies begin to run on TV, they always help boost sales of my Christmas books, So just in case you haven't read these yet, here are the links. Pinecones and Promises is a standalone book. A Kindred Christmas actually follows The White Pine Trilogy, but it can be read on its own also, although you would miss references to certain people. I listed it as 3.5 in the Trilogy.
If you like feel good books that help will you get in the spirit, try these two out.
Pinecones and Promises


Tuesday, November 9, 2021

New Release - The Golden Crystal

 BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! The Golden Crystal, which could previously only be read on Vella, is now available on both paperback and Kindle. If you liked The Unforgettables, you will love this newest addition, Book 6, of the series. If you haven't read this series, I recommend starting with Book 1, Ruby and Sal.

In this book you will go back in time to a young gypsy named Gina, and as you read along, the background of who she is and how she connects to the families in this series is slowly revealed. I hope you love this new Gina like I do, because more books are already being planned. Once I started writing about this captivating and magical person, I couldn't let her go.
For fans of A Slip in Time, never fear. I'm still working hard on Yesterday's Boys.

The Golden Crystal

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Kindle Countdown Sale


Just to get you in the mood for Christmas, I have put my two Christmas novellas on a Kindle Countdown.  Today they are only $.99, but they're going up a little each day until they reach their original price.  So hurry!  Download them now and save then until you're in a Chirstmassy mood.

Pinecones and Promises

A Kindred Christmas

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

New Audio Release

I'm happy to announce that Yesterday's Mercy is finally out in audio.  We're caught up to the paperback and Kindle editions now.  You can find my audio books on Audible, iTunes, or Amazon. Click here for the Audible link.  

And here for Amazon

My narrator, Belinda Lams, did an exceptional job on this book -- so much passion and expression.  She brought tears to my eyes at one point.  I hope you enjoy listening.  

Contact me for an Audible promo code for this book or any of the others in A Slip in Time.  If you've never tried Audible, I also have a code for a free subscription trial.  Enjoy!!

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Fall Weather

 Have you noticed?  It's sweater time.  Get out those heavy socks and warm up with one of my HOT romances.  For a complete list check out my books along the sidebar, or the Books List tab at the top.  You can also go to my author page at

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Thursday, October 7, 2021

New Release Coming Soon

 I have some exciting news.! I have already told you about my Vella project for Amazon, BUT I know some of you are not ready to try this venture they have going. Sooo, I have decided to publish it as a book when Amazon gives me the go-ahead. There's a thirty-day waiting period after the last episode is published on Vella. I should be able to release it sometime in November. Originally, it was meant to be a stand-alone spin off of The Unforgettables, but I realized that it has a lot more to offer, so it will now be a short novel following Emmy and Clay, and listed as Book 6 of that series, with more to come. If you haven't read The Unforgettables or need a refresher, I suggest you get ready. You really must know the story line of the previous five books to fully enjoy it.

This is a new Gina, but she ties in with the Gina in The Unforgettables. As I began to write it, I fell in love with this mystical and magical person. You won't want to miss out, and it will be a good read while you wait for the next book in A Slip in Time. Here's my updated cover, all ready for Kindle. I'm hoping to do a paperback edition, also. What do you think? Are you up for it? I'll let you now the minute it's released.

You can find The Unforgettables listed on my author page.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

New Book Cover

  This is the new cover for Yesterday's Boys, Book #9 in A Slip in Time. I have been holding on to this cover for quite a while, but I couldn't wait to show you any longer. I'm still working on this book, and it won't be released until at least Christmas time or later, but if you have not caught up on your reading, now is the time. The end of Book 8 will give a hint of what this cover is all about.

What do you think?

To enter my newest giveaway, go to my author Facebook Page at

Friday, September 10, 2021

Book Signing Today

Today's the Big Day!!  

For what?
My Book Signing.

Darley Village, 2245 Darley Dr., Muskegon, MI 49444


What Can I Do?
Buy Books
Bring in previously purchased books for an Autograph
Enter to Win Giveaways
Meet the Author
Meet Friends
Eat Cookies
Talk Books

How Will I Find It?
Follow the signs to the Leasing Office and Coffee Shop
Look for Balloons.

Hope to see you there!


Saturday, September 4, 2021

Book Signing


I have Big Announcement. I have been persuaded to do another book signing here at Darley Village in Muskegon. Mark your calendar for September 10th from 10-2. Stop in and meet me ( the author), catch up on some books of mine you need to read, enter contests for free books and gift cards, share coffee and cookies with friends and neighbors, and meet new people who love to read. Darley Village is at 2245 Darley Dr., Muskegon Michigan 49444, just east of the Lakes Mall. The book signing will be held in the coffee shop at the leasing office door. I'll remind you when we get closer to the date. I'll have Yesterday's Mercy available, as well as my older books and series. Hope you can make it.

Monday, August 30, 2021

 The Golden Crystal by Jane O'Brien

Today I posted the seventeenth episode on my Vella story called The Golden Crystal.  I am learning my way through the whole Vella process, much like some of you.  So far my main complaint is that Amazon is not advertising the Vella platform and most people don't even know it exists.  Other than that, I find it an exciting new way to read and write. 

When I first signed on as a reader, I was told that I would be able to read the first three episodes of every series for free.  After that I would have to buy tokens to unlock the episodes one at a time.  But when I completed the first three episodes, I was given 200 free tokens to get me started!  That was a nice bonus.  After using those up, I did purchase 300 tokens.

The tokens are set in relationship to how long each episode is, so if one of my episode is 1500 words long, you would spend 15 tokens to read it.  In the end, it's not much different than buying a Kindle book for $4.99.  The difference is that you have to wait for the next episode to be published unless you are reading a story that has released many episodes already.  Then you can buy all you want that exists.  Make sense?

Overall, it's just plain fun.  If you do want to try this new way of reading, be aware that as of now, you can only read on your iPhone Kindle app or your iPad Kindle app.  These can not be viewed on Kindle itself and are not allowed to be published anywhere else as an ebook or paperback until they are on Vella for a specific amount of time.

I do plan to publish The Golden Crystal as a book at some time in the future.  In the meantime, here's the link to my episodic story.  The Golden Crystal.

Don't forget to hit the THUMBS UP button if you like it.  Once a week, you'll be given the change to FAVE a particular series.  If you like mine, Id appreciate it if you would do that, too.

Thank you for giving my new venture a try.  Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Goodreads Giveaway

 Are you a Goodreads subscriber?  It's a great place to keep track of your books -- those you are reading, those you want to read, and those you have already finished. 

You can connect with other readers in your favorite genre, get suggestions on their favorites, and add your comments.

You can also rate and review, all from one place.  

And best of all there are giveaways always running.  Some are for ebooks and some are print copies.

I am currently running a giveaway for 100 ebook copies of Yesterday's Tears, and as of this writing there are over 1700 entries.  It's not too late to pop over, sign up, and enter. The giveaway runs until August 31st, 2021.  

Oh, and don't forget to leave a review of your favorite Jane O'Brien book.

Click on the title below for the link to my Goodreads Giveaway.

Yesterday's Tears

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Yesterday's Mercy Book Release


Book Release!!!
The day has finally arrived (and I even kept to my promise to publish in August!) Yesterday's Mercy is now available. As of this writing the paperback and Kindle edition have not yet merged on Amazon, so I'll give you the Kindle link. I hope you like it. I had some stressful times writing this one, but for the most part it was a lot of fun, and as you will see when you get to the end, it rolls right into the next book, which I have already started writing. Enjoy! And don't forget those all important reviews. Thank you so much for following Jane O'Brien books!

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Would You Time Travel?


Good News!! My newest book, Yesterday's Mercy, has moved to the publishing stage, which means I have to wait for the proof copy to arrive before I give final approval. In other words, we're getting there.
I enjoy this time travel genre so much that I sometimes wish I could do it myself. So I'm curious. If you were to time travel, where would you go? Would you visit an ancestor or someone famous? Who and why? I can't wait to see what you have to say.

Friday, July 23, 2021

The Golden Crystal

 I don't know how many of you have ventured into the world of Kindle Vella, but remember the first three episodes of every series is FREE.  No membership is required, ever!.  You only have to purchase tokens at very reasonable prices to continue with a story.  The only glitch for now is that these can not be read on your Kindle device even though it has the word Kindle in its name. It must be read on a computer, ipad, or the Kindle app on your iPhone.  Things will change eventually, but this is it so far, because this is a very new program for Amazon.  I'm posting a small piece of Episode 1 of my story called The Golden Crystal which is a spin-off of The Unforgettables series.  Maybe this will tempt you to try the rest while you wait for my next book to be published.  

If you want to read more go to: Amazon Kindle Vella.

Episode 1


The young woman breathed deeply, taking in the fresh air of the Carpathian Mountains.  She had come to her favorite place in order to clear her head.  Somehow she had gotten herself into a pickle, as her grandmother used to say.  How she missed her Puri Daj, the name the Romani people gave to their grandmothers.  She had learned so much from her.  She wished her grandmother was here now to give her some sage advice, but sadly, she had passed away last summer in the year of 1855, so now Gina was on her own.  The golden crystal ball had been meant for her to bring people together, but somehow she had done just the opposite.  She had created a real mess, because she now had one foot in each world, and she didn’t know which one she preferred.  The truth was she loved them both equally, so it would be so very difficult to make a decision.  How could she let one go for the other?

When she was just a child she had learned of her gifts, and at first she was pleased that she was the chosen one in the troupe, but now she wished she had never heard of her crystal ball.  It would have been better to be like all the others and be satisfied with her life with the Gypsies.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Kindle Vella is Here!

 Kindle Vella has been released! And here is my story, The Golden Crystal. It's a spinoff of The Unforgettables where the character named Gina created magical moments with the necklace and bracelet. You can only read Vella on your iPhone or computer. No Androids as yet. And it's only for the US market. The first three episodes are free. After that you buy tokens to continue reading. In the end the tokens would equal the same price as the cost of a kindle book. So far I only have 11 episodes to offer. One episode will be downloaded a week, similar to a TV show. Check it out and leave me a thumbs up if you like it. You can also 'follow' the story and be informed when a new episode is published. It's something new and exciting to explore.

Here's the link to my story:
Scroll down to the episodes and click "see more episodes" if all the episodes aren't showing.
Let me know what you think.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Book 6 Coming to Audible Soon

 Did you know that I have been working hard to get A Slip in Time to you as an audio book series?  So far books 1-5 are available and book 6 will be published in a few weeks. The narrator has completed her job, so now we wait for Amazon. You can find these books on Audible, Amazon, or iTunes.  I have coupon codes for US and UK if you 're interested in giving it a try.  Just write to me at  Take my books on your walk or jog, listen while you vacuum, do the dishes, or wash your car.  It's easy.  Enjoy!

Friday, May 21, 2021

Yesterday's Blood on Audible

 For those of you who are audiobook listeners, I'm happy to announce that Yesterday's Blood, Book 5 in A Slip in Time, went live yesterday on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon. If you are interested in a promo code, I have some available for both U.S and U.K. Please private message me, as each one is only good for one use. I encourage you to listen to the awesome voice of my narrator, Belinda Lams, at lamsolutions. It's so much fun to hear my book in action. And don't forget to leave a review whether you are reading or listening. It helps others to find my books.

Listen to a free sample here before you purchase.

Yesterday's Blood on Audible

Monday, May 10, 2021

Book Signing

 Come and celebrate the release of my 20th book with me at the Darley Village Cafe at 2245 Darley Dr., Muskegon MI, 49444 where I will be signing books, offering cookies and coffee, and running some giveaways. All of my books will be available for purchase. Bring a previously purchased book along to have it signed! It's easy to find. Go to the address above to Darley Village just off Sternberg Rd, turn left and follow the curve to the Village Coffee shop and leasing office sign. All are welcome. Masks are required to enter the building. Hope to see you there! 

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Yesterday's Woes is an Audiobook


I'm excited to announce that Yesterday's Woes was released as an audio book today! This is the fourth book in A Slip in Time. You can find it on Amazon, Audible, or iTunes. If you haven't tried to listen to an audiobook yet and want to give it a try, here is the link you will need to get started.
Book 5 will be released in a few months so stay tuned. Let me know what you think of my awesome narrator. Her voice is very easy on the ears.
If anyone would like a promo code, please message me. I have a few available.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Yesterday's Kin Book Release



It 4-3-2-1 Blast Off! 's more than a countdown or today's date. It's the day my 20th book was released! Yesterday's Kin is now available for you to purchase on Paperback and Kindle! What a surprise. It has never gone through this quickly. So here it is. Just in time for an evening read tonight or after a nice Easter day meal is finished and the company has gone. Enjoy the read. Oh, and don't forget to leave your review when you're done. Thank you.

Amazon: US

Yesterday's Kin

Amazon:  UK

Yesterday's Kin

Friday, April 2, 2021

Yesterday's Dreams goes Audio

 It's another wonderful day at the O'Brien house. Yesterday's Dreams has been released as an audio. We're moving right along now. Book 4 is almost done being narrated, but it will be another month before it's released. If you're interested in a promo code for a free audio copy, contact me. Just say, "Hey. I want a free audio book. Book # ---please." Don't be shy. I have quite a few to give out. Or you can use the code below for a free trial to Audible which also allows you to download a free book of mine. Need a UK code? Just ask.

Audible Code

And here's another secret. Shhh. Yesterday's Kin is only days away from coming to you in Paperback or Kindle. Stay tuned for the big announcement. Have a fantastic Easter Sunday with family and friends.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Love Stories


I have been asking couples all of my adult life how they met and fell in love. Maybe it was the writer in me, but their love stories fascinate me. If it's not too private, I would love to hear your story. I'm not collecting them for a book, but just don't be shocked if your story, or a form of it, ends up in a book some day. Haha. Now, Sweep me off my feet like Wade did to Dora and Luke did to Franny.

Monday, March 22, 2021



My head is spinning. I'm listening to the audio of Yesterday's Woes, Book 4. I'm editing Yesterday's Kin, Book 7. And while others are proofreading book 7, I'm already writing Book 8, which happens to take place in the late fall! I live in my stories, but I don't want to relive fall and winter. Help me out! I need to feel warm.
What are your plans for spring and summer?

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

$50 Gift Card Giveaway

If you don't follow my Facebook page at, then you're missing out.  On occasion I run giveaways, usually books, but this time I'm celebrating the fact that I just finished my 20th book!  I want to thank all of my loyal followers for supporting me through these last seven years, so I'm running a contest.  The prize is a $50 gift card to Hobby Lobby.  All you have to do is make sure you are a follower of Jane O'Brien, then share the contest post.  Follow the instructions to make sure you are entered.  Hurry!  This contest ends on Sunday March 14th at midnight ET. 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Happy Dance

Just like Snoopy, I'm doing a Happy Dance. Yesterday's Hopes has been submitted for an audio book, and the narrator is already working on Yesterday's Dreams.
Yesterday's Hopes should be available in approximately 30 days. That part is difficult to wait for, but as we keep moving through the series, I'll be kept very busy, as I'm still up early every morning to write Yesterday's Kin. I'm getting closer to the end. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now.


Friday, February 12, 2021

Chinese New Year

It's Chinese New Year, The year of the Ox.
Many of you might not know that I spent the first two years of my marriage in Taiwan. It was such a wonderful way to start out our life together,
There were good times and bad as we adjusted to the new and different culture. But neither one of us would trade those days for anything in the world. I can almost hear the firecrackers going off now. They lasted for days.
A Chinese New Year Greeting might go like this:
May this year bring peace, good health, happiness, prosperity.


Saturday, February 6, 2021

Free Audiobook


Have you tried listening to audiobooks yet? I know you love to read, but audio can go with you on walks, jogs, the car, and while you're doing housework. Pick up where you left off with your Kindle or paperback copy and listen in the doctor's office or while waiting for your spouse or kids. Yesterday's Tears is now on Amazon, Audibles, and iTunes. Use this code to get my book for free!


Friday, January 22, 2021

Yesterday's Tears in Audio

Yesterday's Tears, Book 1 in A Slip in Time

 Exciting news!! Yesterday's Tears is now offered as an audio book! I know most of you are die-hard book readers, but you may know someone who listens to audios or perhaps an older person with failing vision who would love to listen. Or you can read at home, and listen to it when you're on the go. It's really easy. You can do a free trial and get my first book for no charge. If you are a Primer member you get two free audible books of your choice. The cost is $14.95 a month but you are free to cancel at any time. This book is priced at $19.95, so even with a subscription you still get a $5 savings. Simply get the Audibles app or listen through iTunes. This is all new to me, so I hope you will help me share it with your friends.

Here's a code to help you get started.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Winter and Chocolates

 Let's face it.  It hasn't been the best winter of our lives.  Too much is going on in the news and then add COVID thrown in for good measure.  Reading is one way to take yourself to another time and place to forget about it all. If you haven't read the A Slip in Time series, it's a must.  A great distraction.  But if you have read it, why not start all over again? Read Book 1 through Book 6 and get yourself ready for Book 7 coming in the Spring.  At the back of book 6, you'll find a list of characters in case you have forgotten who someone is and how they relate to the families. But please don't look at it if you haven't read through book 5, because you may find you have spoiled a plot line. 

So sit back, get some chocolate, whether it's in the form of candy or in a mug of a steaming hot beverage.  Perhaps you'd rather have some wine.  Either way settle in for a fun ride back in time.

Reading books a second time is not your thing, you say.  Then try one of my other series.  Check them all out here.  Jane O'Brien Books

Monday, January 4, 2021

Book Inspiration

 Did you ever wonder how I get inspired to write a story? I'll tell you how I thought of Yesterday's Tears. Over twenty years ago I went to an estate sale, and as I often do, I looked for antique quilts and stashes of old fabric. This quilt top is what I found that day. I believe it is from the thirties. The seams are pulling apart in some places so I always thought I would tighten them up someday and then finish the quilt the way it was meant to be. I began to wonder who had made it and I also wondered why she never finished it. Did she get sick and pass away? Did she begin to have trouble with her vision and couldn't see to quilt anymore? Or was she a procrastinator and just never got around to it? No one at the sale knew anything about it, and since it was the only quilt there, I began to think something had happened to prevent her from finishing. The fabric is still pristine. As a matter of fact it feels as though it was ironed and starched. There is a small rust stain along the edge which is what started my thought process about the story, but I never wrote it down until 2019. Now Yesterday's Tears is my best seller. How I wish she had had a moment to write her name on the back. This year my New Year's resolution, (which I never make) is to finish this quilt. I will quilt it by hand the same way she would have done, and with every stitch I will thank her for my inspiration.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Cover of the Month

 I've entered the cover of Yesterday's Moon in a book of the month contest. Over 450 covers were submitted and mine was one chosen to take part this month. Each week there will be eliminations until the fourth week when the final winner is selected. If you would like to help me, please vote here.

Thanks so much!

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year!

We did it! We made it to 2021! Happy New Year! Whoo hoo!
All I know is that this year seemed impossible to achieve when I was a little kid. I thought we would all be flying around in space ships like the Jetsons. But things pretty much seem the same as they have for the last few decades.
I have spent this past year reading all of Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum mysteries. I finally caught up to the newest one, book 27, Fortune and Glory, and am looking forward to it. These books are light-hearted, sometimes to the point of being silly, but they make me laugh while I'm solving a crime. I have never found anything quotable in any of the 26 books I've read before, but in Book 26 I came across something that really said it all for me considering this past year. Once again it's silly, but it's just the way I think. Let me know your thoughts. Evanovich's character Stephanie Plum said: "I found a Fred Astair movie on the old movie channel and watched him dance with Ginger Rogers. Ginger was slim and Fred was slim and instead of talking all the time, sometimes they would sing. And then they would dance for no special reason and they'd be in perfect step without practicing. How cool is this? This is the planet I want to live on."
Me too! May the year 2021 be one where we can all dance perfectly together without practicing!