Spotlight & Contest: Jill Elaine Hughes’ Templand

Title: Templand by Jill Elaine Hughes
Publisher: Jill Elaine Hughes Books
Genre: Contemporary,Romance
Length: 269 pages


The heroine, Melanie Evers, is a plucky young working-class woman from Akron, Ohio struggling to support herself in Chicago in the post-9-11 economy. TEMPLAND follows Melanie’s journey through the temporary employment world from a college student on “just a summer job” to a 28-year-old woman with a lot of intelligence (and a heap of student loan debt to match) through multiple layoffs and a series of ever-more-wacky temp assignments, as she struggles not only to survive, but also to find romance and always remain true to the honest, working-class values instilled in her by her beloved grandfather.

In her long, solitary journey through Templand, Melanie encounters adventure and romance on her search for that always-elusive Permanent Job—which she finally gets, along with her man. TEMPLAND is a highly entertaining, wickedly funny social satire, contemporary romance, and mystery novel all rolled into one.

Author’s Note: This book has a sequel (not yet released), but it still stands alone.

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Ms. Hughes is giving away a digital copy of Templand to one lucky winner. Here’s how to enter today’s contest:

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It’s that easy! The winner will be selected using Ms. Hughes will e-mail the winner a copy of Templand in their preferred format. The winner will be posted HERE on Saturday.


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4 Responses to Spotlight & Contest: Jill Elaine Hughes’ Templand

  1. laurie goudge

    thanks for the wonderful giveaway. i will have to add the book to my TBR list.

  2. cassie polla

    Sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!



  4. Meghan Stith

    As a temp once myself, this book sounds funny.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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