Rachel Sharpe Writes What She Knows, and Giveaway!


The best advice any author has ever given me was to write what you know. After my first writing attempt, a novella about a small town detective solving a murder at a Louisiana seafood festival, I thought about what type of novel I would want to write, something I could maybe even turn into a series.


It didn’t take long for Jordan James to emerge. I have always loved the television series "Magnum PI" and the idea of life as a private investigator. There are so many exciting stories that can emerge from such a career. “Cold Ambition,” the first novel in the Jordan James, PI series, took about four months to write. "Lost Distinction," book two in the series which is available now on Amazon, took five. When you write about things you know and love, you're more passionate and knowledgeable about your work. It makes the work more real to the reader and more real to you.

Rachel is giving away 2 of her novels in our December multi-author Christmas Extravaganza!

Lost Distinction


“It all started with a favor…”

When private investigator Jordan James agreed to search for the missing son of a U.S. Ambassador, she didn’t realize she was walking into a case one hundred years in the making. The deeper she delves into this unusual assignment, the more shocking, and the more dangerous, it becomes. With time running out and lives at stake, Jordan must race to identify the culprit of an elaborate plot while also uncovering a far more personal truth too intimate to ignore...


Also, be sure to check out Jordan's first case in Cold Ambition, available now on Amazon!




We stood there in silence, considering the significance of this discovery. Although there was still no proof, this threat suggested there could have been more to Arthur’s disappearance than we realized. If Arthur was kidnapped, we might not be looking for a missing person. We might be looking for a murderer or his victim. 

I suddenly felt a new anxiety about this case. The more I considered all the unknowns, the more I realized there was only one person who could provide some much-needed answers, Ambassador Gatlin Cross. 

Cold Ambition

When Jordan James decided to embark on a career as a private investigator, she never could have imagined that a chance encounter would lead to her staring down the barrel of a gun on the roof’s edge of a high-rise building. As she begins to investigate her first case, the puzzling murder of a prominent businessman that has left Boston’s finest mystified for more than two decades, she finds herself suddenly immersed in a treacherous underworld brimming with betrayal, raw greed, and political subterfuge of international proportions. In the midst of this, she discovers she is falling for her mysterious client despite the hints of his dark past. Can this feisty Southern girl with a penchant for trouble solve this baffling case, or is she doomed to become another tragic chapter in an international conspiracy?

Rachel Sharp

Rachel Sharpe is the author of Cold Ambition and Lost Distinction, the first two novels in the Jordan James, PI series. Although born and raised in the South, "Yankee" relatives first led Rachel to historic New England, which she has come to consider her second home and is the setting for the series.


After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in English, Rachel began dedicating her free time to her childhood passion, writing, and in the fall of 2013, she signed with Soul Mate Publishing. An active member of Sisters In Crime, Rachel currently resides with her husband in the Greater New Orleans area.