Pink Ladies and Black Velvets wet the whistles of guys and dolls in smoky underground speakeasies and elegant hubs like the Casino in Central Park, where anything goes. But in October 1929, two events are about to collide: The arrival of Jeri Devlin and the stock market crash. In Night Jazz, the mysterious disappearance of her brother sends successful ad executive, Jeri Devlin, to New York to find him. During her first night in the Big Apple, a strange event transports Jeri back seventy years to a magical time when the black cloud of the Great Depression was just beginning to descend over America. Forced to adapt to her new world until she can discover a way back to her own time, Jeri is led into the passionate arms of a mysterious and handsome gangster, and to the happiness she has always longed for.
Award-winning author Jill Shure worked on Capitol Hill for three years before returning to San Diego where she attended graduate school and received her teaching degree. She then pursued writing and worked with screenwriter Howard Browne, and later with novelist Joan Oppenheimer. Shure has written several novels and has been a finalist for the Austin Heart of Film Screenwriting Competition and the Academy of Motion Pictures Nicholl Fellowship. Shure also studied screenwriting at UCLA, and with such notable gurus as Syd Field and Linda Seger. Her fiction has won awards throughout the years, including the prestigious Ben Franklin Award for Popular Fiction for her novel, Night Jazz. Her latest two books, Night Glitter, the much-anticipated sequel to Night Jazz, and Night Caps, a fun historical cocktail book, are scheduled for release in early 2010.