J R Mai
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Joined 11-23-15, id: 7314490, Profile Updated: 05-16-19
Author has written 10 stories for Janet Evanovich.

Author of original romantic suspense titles Meredith's Fire and The Heat of Winter, available through Kindle and Amazon.

J R Mai was born and raised in Stockton, California. An avid reader from a young age, she was consuming middle-grade mystery and suspense long before Harry Potter rode his first broom, and by the time she was in high school she was sure she wanted to be a writer. While her emphasis has always been writing, she has also studied drawing, painting, and art history, as well as music and drama. It gave her a broad understanding of emotional expression and composition that still influences her as a writer today.

She now lives in Florida with her husband and two young sons.


For all those out there who need a little closure for the never ending romantic loops from canon Stephanie Plum, but still want a canon feel, you've found the right place! Plum Passion is a canon-based reconstruction of what we didn't see happen in Hawaii (Dark Passion being the same story, but from Ranger's point of view), followed by Plum Scary between 18 and 19 (with Fearless to hear how Ranger saw things), and then into Plum Crazy where you'll find a canon-esque happily ever after! But if you're adventurous and want the big HEA, there's always Proof Positive! The magnum opus that explores what would have happened if that second test in Plum Scary had been positive. Proof Positive is an AU and an alternate ending to Scary/Fearless, and delivers on all the delicious complications of a Plum pregnancy and carries through canon books Notorious 19, Takedown 20, Top Secret 21, and into my story Plum Crazy! It's five self contained short novels in one, all around a very crazy Plum pregnancy!

For those of you who haven't done it yet, check out my original titles! Like Meredith's Fire, a story of a stunning but damaged girl who learns in the wake of her husband's murder that not only is she being stalked, she also has a connection to one of the homicide detectives that could destroy both his career and the investigation that would keep her safe. Or The Heat of Winter, a contemporary romance about a novelist trapped in a mountain cabin with a famous playboy painter when a blizzard leaves them with no power and no escape. Both are smart, sexy, and full of surprises! And the HEA is guaranteed! (Meredith's Fire even has a hot Latino guy!)

Follow me on Instagram [at] AuthorJRMai for the latest updates on my progress and sneak peaks at my new books. I'm also on Twitter!


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Proof Positive reviews
5 short novels, 1 crazy pregnancy! How would Plumverse have changed if the pregnancy test had been positive? AU Alternate Ending to Plum Scary/Fearless, following into Notorious 19, Takedown 20, Top Secret 21, and now Plum Crazy! Links to the end of chapter 16 in Fearless and the end of chapter 21 of Plum Scary. Original titles Meredith's Fire and Heat of Winter for sale on Amazon!
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 89 - Words: 297,727 - Reviews: 2167 - Favs: 338 - Follows: 294 - Updated: 8/13/2018 - Published: 1/30/2017 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete
Plum Crazy reviews
Stephanie Plum's latest skip has turned into the worst kind of trouble, and now Ranger needs her help. Because Steph's the only one he trusts to accompany him on a manhunt that will take her deeper into his past than she ever thought possible. Continuation of Canon, after Tricky 22. Original titles MEREDITH'S FIRE and THE HEAT OF WINTER are available on Kindle and Amazon .com.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 81,845 - Reviews: 645 - Favs: 151 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 1/23/2017 - Published: 8/22/2016 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete
Labels reviews
One shot - Steph and Ranger came so close to having a real conversation about their relationship in FEARLESS/SCARY. This is what would have happened if Steph had answered differently to the question "what kind of label would you be looking for?"
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,845 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 26 - Published: 8/18/2016 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete
Fearless reviews
Ranger POV – It wasn't the drug war threatening to tear apart the streets of Trenton that had him worried. Or the fact he was on a hit list again. It was the ever growing possibility Stephanie Plum might be pregnant. Companion to PLUM SCARY, between 18 and 19. Supplemental Canon. J R Mai's original titles MEREDITH'S FIRE and HEAT OF WINTER are available on Kindle and Amazon. com
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 25 - Words: 70,799 - Reviews: 420 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 8/15/2016 - Published: 5/23/2016 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete
Ranger's Bed reviews
One Shot – Stephanie decides to be bold and tell Ranger she's ready for more, but the conversation doesn't go quite the way she expected. A highly requested Babe short, with a little MaybeHEA mixed in.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,139 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 26 - Published: 6/30/2016 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete
Dark Passion reviews
Ranger POV - Stephanie Plum. The girl that was both a pain in the ass and worth the trouble all at the same time. Now Ranger has her all to himself in Hawaii. For better or for worse. Find out Ranger's side of what happened in Hawaii. Companion piece to PLUM PASSION. Before Explosive Eighteen. Original titles by J R Mai are available on Kindle and Amazon. com
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 50,536 - Reviews: 229 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 5/19/2016 - Published: 3/28/2016 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete
Plum Scary reviews
Stephanie Plum deals with the fallout after a disastrous trip to Hawaii. Between the mayhem caused by a scary new drug and raging tension with the men in her life, things can't possibly get worse. Until she realizes that she's a few days late. Sequel to Plum Passion, between Explosive 18 and 19. Supplemental Canon. Original titles by J R Mai are available on Kindle and Amazon. com
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 31 - Words: 72,865 - Reviews: 441 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 148 - Updated: 3/28/2016 - Published: 12/24/2015 - Ranger M., Joe M., Stephanie P. - Complete
Black and White reviews
One Shot – Joe Morelli faces some hard truths when Stephanie's life is put in danger again because of Ranger. Morelli POV. *contains spoilers for chapters 19 and 20 of Plum Scary and chapter 14 of Fearless.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,403 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 12 - Published: 3/3/2016 - Complete
The New Guy reviews
One shot – It's Nollen's first day at Rangeman. That was intimidating enough. And then they tell him part of his job is to watch over the notorious Stephanie Plum. *Contains spoilers from chapter 9 of Plum Scary and chapter 4 of Fearless.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,152 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 34 - Published: 2/18/2016 - Complete
Plum Passion reviews
Stephanie Plum and her mentor Ranger have to pose as husband and wife in Hawaii to get close to a fugitive felon they've been after for three years. And she doesn't know which is scarier. Hunting a hitman in the island paradise, or sharing a bed with a man who is anything but relationship material. From the Author of Meredith's Fire and The Heat of Winter, available on Kindle.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 43,196 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 12/10/2015 - Published: 11/24/2015 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete