Jenna’s 411

Since Horny Hump Day has gone, I thought I’d start a new Wednesday post just to chat about what’s going on with my books, on the home front, and some fun facts about me.  I’m calling it

Jenna’s 411

Book Chat

Front and back covers of Time Enough to Love Designed by Danielle Fine

Front and back covers of Time Enough to Love Designed by Danielle Fine

The print version of my medieval romance, Time Enough to Love, released on Monday of this week.  It’s now available at Amazon and CreateSpace.

I am also doing giveaways of Time Enough to Love on both Goodreads and Booklikes.  I will be giving away 5 copies in each venue.  The Goodreads Giveaway runs from September 16 thru October 31, 2014.  The Booklikes Giveaway runs from September 3 thru September 25, 2014.

 

On the Home Front:  Meet Sebastian

This is  the newest member of our family:  Sebastian.  My family adopted him from fellow20140916_234050_resized historical author Ella Quinn this past May and he’s been slowly making himself at home for the past four and a half months.  The first four months he spent in the master bath where we set up an apartment for him so he could acclimate to our other three cats and one dog.  He was standoffish until about two weeks ago suddenly he started roaming all over the house, jumping up on tables, trying to steal food from the counter.  I guess he finally feels at home. 🙂

I think he’s very debonair–sort of a Cary Grant of cats. Everyone who meets him certainly falls in love with him.

 

Jenna Fun Fact of the Week

1970 White Chevy Impala

1970 White Chevy Impala

The first car I ever owned was a 1970 Chevy Impala, white exterior with light blue interior.  The car was a tank–full metal and built when gas cost about .50 per gallon.  It seated about 7 people, would go over 70 mph, even in the mountains, and I named her Gertrude. I had  her for 13 years and she served me well (even though she left me stranded a couple of times when the starter failed–shades of Cujo!).  I loved that car and I’ve never named another one.

That’s all  for this week.  Come back next Wednesday for more news from Jenna. 🙂

 

 

 

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17 Responses to Jenna’s 411

  1. htompki says:

    First thanks for giving me a shot at winning a copy of “Time Enough to Love ” and in print too !!! Seems like most of the contest are for e-readers or kindle and I can’t do them ,Second the new addition is a real cutie I had a cat that could have been Sabastian’s twin for over15 yrs and when he went to that great play ground in the sky I cried for over a month , they seem to invade your heart and just take root lol , Enjoy Sabastian 🙂

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  2. melissakeir says:

    What a beautiful cat and I’m sure Ella feels very happy that you have him because she knows you will love and cherish him!

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  3. What a lovely cat. We can’t have one where we live (it’s a no-pet building; besides, my husband is wildly allergic), but I have a niece with 17 of them.

    I named my first car, a Volkswagon Fastback. Her name was Matilda, and a friend of mine (a fine artist) painted a picture of a koala on the fender. Unfortunately, she developed an oil leak and I couldn’t afford to have the engine overhauled to fix it. Loved that car. I haven’t named one since.

    Looking forward to more of this series, Jenna!

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Sorry to hear your husband is allergic to cats–I’ve always been a cat person and except when I was off at college I’ve always owned a cat.

      When I was in high school a guy I dated owned a Gremlin and had flames painted on the front hood and body. We called it the Flame Gremlin. LOL Loved that car too. So much character. Gertrude didn’t have artwork, but her bumper was filled with bumper stickers–so much so you couldn’t see the chrome!

      Thanks so much for coming by, Trish!

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  4. Carrie-Anne says:

    I named my bike Gazella (after the gazelle) when I was younger, though I haven’t named my car. I always did like the idea of naming cars, though. Maybe someday, if I ever have the money, space, and time to pursue my dream hobby of collecting, showing, and driving antique cars (particularly Brass Age).

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      I like the idea of naming cars as well, Carrie-Anne. I wonder I haven’t done it more often. My father had a nickname for all of his: Green Hornet, Black Daliah, Red Menace. I guess his was a color thing. 🙂

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  5. Daisy Banks says:

    Cute kitty. I like your first car. Mine was a mini, I named it Doris. All my cars have had names. Nice interesting facts.

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Thanks, Daisy! 🙂 I’m not sure why I haven’t named any of my other cars. Gertrude had such a strong personality I guess the othera haven’t made it to “name” status. Although i will say, my current car has been fantastic–I’ve abused it terribly and it keeps on going without a qualm.

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  6. D'Ann says:

    I love cats!

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  7. This is so much fun, Jenna!

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  8. lizaoconnor says:

    I can’t believe you have Ella’s cat. Does she know? (Hint, if she didn’t before, she will now.)

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Oh, yes, she knows. LOL Her husband had to bring him up here from St. Thomas. He was very lonely after their Great Dane died. She was his best friend and the other cats didn’t like him. We bonded while I was visiting in March, so Ella suggested we take him. And our family just loves him to death. 🙂 Like I said, a very debonair cat.

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  9. Daryl Devore says:

    Love the idea – Jenna 411. Gertrude!!! Great name for a car.

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Thanks, Drayl. 🙂 I thought readers might like a little up close and personal time. 🙂 Gerturde was named for Gertrude Stein and lived up to her namesake’s reputation for quirky behavior. 🙂

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