Jenna’s 411 ~ 1/14/2015

Welcome! Here’s another week’s installment of Jenna’s 411!

Book Chat ~ Almost Perfect Pre-Order

Almost Perfect FinalThe final copy of Almost Perfect, my erotic contemporary romantic comedy, is now uploaded and approved by Amazon!  It’s just waiting for release on January 23.  I hope you’ll come by and pre-order your copy. Two short stories and a novella about a young couple–a girl obsessed by movies and a guy who’s a computer geek– who meet byRocky Horror accident at a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Instant attraction could lead to some hot sex. Sounds perfect, right?  Wait until you read the rest of the story!

 

On the Home Front ~  CONTEST WINNER!

rnc_bhnd2847a-300smI have just been informed that my Regency Romance, To Woo a Wicked Widow, won First Place in the Historical Category of the Chesapeake Romance Writers’ “Finish the Damn Book” Contest!  So thrilled!  The presentation of my “Rudy” award will be made at the chapter conference in

Rudy Award

Rudy Award

March.  I can’t wait!  Now I’m really hoping for big things from Widow.  I need to start querying it again soon.

 

Jenna Fun Fact of the Week

"Stephen King, Comicon" by "Pinguino"

“Stephen King, Comicon” by “Pinguino”

Many of you know that my favorite romance author is Jo Beverley.  However, I have to admit that my all-time, across the genres, favorite author is Stephen King.  I’ve always been a big fan of horror books and movies and when I discovered King (the first book of his I read was Carrie and I loved they format of the book with all the “documentary” evidence of the “White Report.”  My absolute favorite book of his is It (also loved the TV movie), although The Stand, 11/22/63, and The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower Series #2) run a very close second.  In fact, I have his latest–Revival–on my nightstand, just waiting to begin.  Of course when I read his books I sleep with the light on afterwards. LOL  A small price to pay for the thrill of being scared by the master himself.

That’s all from me.  How’s your week been?

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13 Responses to Jenna’s 411 ~ 1/14/2015

  1. Congrats, Jenna! So happy for you! 🙂

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  2. carmens007 says:

    Congratulations on the award! This calls for a big party!
    I am also a big S King fan. It, Desperation and The Shining are my favorites. You are right regarding his writer’s guide. Excellent tips.
    Carmen
    http://shadowspastmystery.blogspot.ro/

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Thank you, Carmen. Yes, I do need to celebrate in style, don’t I? 🙂 So glad to meet another King fan. The Shining is one of the ones that scared the pants off me. The end, with the cook in the shed. I had to close the book and walk away for a while. 🙂

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      • carmens007 says:

        Yes, a classy party is recommended. Keep a glass with champagne for me too!
        I was always attracted by crime and horror books and movies, though I write romance. It’s true, my books combine a bit of romance with a bit of horror. The book on the tour -Shadows of the Past – is an example. I think you’d enjoy it, taking into consideration you like S King.

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  3. melissakeir says:

    Congrats on your win! It’s well deserved! I’ve not been a Stephen King fan. I don’t do the scary books.

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Thank you, Melissa! I so appreciate that. 🙂 Am I the only romance writer who reads Stephen King? LOL How funny. I’ve always loved horror movies and books. Scared myself silly a couple of time–and with Mr. King’s book too!

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  4. lizaoconnor says:

    I used to read stephen, but it was too scary. Congrats on the award. Well deserved! You are a fab author.

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  5. I pre-ordered my copy. I’m thrilled and excited about it.

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your First Place win! You are such an awesome writer, it was only time before you started being recognized as one. This is the start of something big!

    I love Stephen King’s writing, but was a big soured on him as a person, owing to the way he treated the guy who hit him with his car. Yes, the guy was negligent, yes, he was guilty, yes, he deserved to be punished, but I felt like King was throwing his whole weight into everything but killing the fellow. It was over-the-top. Now, maybe if I had the clout of a Stephen King, I would have behaved the same way, but I like to think I would have been even a little forgiving. After all, King lived to tell the tale. Nonetheless, he is an amazing author and deserves respect and adulation aplenty. Eventually, I will put my politics aside and pick up another of his books. Who could resist?

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Thank you so much, Trish! I was totally thrilled when I found out I finaled, and over the moon when I heard I won! 🙂

      Somehow I missed all the drama with King’s accident. I knew it happened, and I knew it was serious–I was heartbroken to think there might be no more stories (especially since he hadn’t finished the Dark Tower series), but I didn’t read about the aftermath. I’m saddened to hear King didn’t act more graciously, but I guess near death was frightening even to the King of Terror. And if you do pick up another of his books, get 11/22/63 about the Kennedy assassination. It’s like my second favorite now. 🙂

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      • I’ll look for the Kennedy book. I recently re-purchased On Writing, which I had in paperback (long ago sold to a used book store during a move). I’m re-reading it and enjoying it on my iPad.

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  6. Daryl Devore says:

    Congrats on new release. Hope sales are fantastic.

    I’ve never read a S King or seen one of the movies from his books – I scare easily and I’m a big wuss.

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      If you like fantasy, he’s got a wonderful one that’s not scary called The Eyes of the Dragon. He’s just an excellent storyteller and his characters are amazing. I come to feel deeply for almost all of his characters. Have you read his book On Writing? Excellent writer’s guide.

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