Jenna’s July News

August 25th, 2015
Jenna with the Beefeaters at the Tower of London

Jenna with the Beefeaters at the Tower of London

This July my husband and I celebrated an important anniversary in style with a trip to Great Britain, much of the time in Liverpool and London. What marvelous cities. Liverpool is a wonderful port city and London perfectly mixes fascinating history with an ultra-modern urban center.

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It is true what Samuel Johnson said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”

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In July, I also completed my next Western Historical and am happy to report that the finished manuscript is now with my editor. More details on that as they arrive.

This story is tentatively called Medicine Woman but I am only 50/50 on my titles so that may change. Here’s a tiny teaser:

MEDICINE WOMAN…Coming soon from Harlequin Historicals

When a Crow warrior develops a mysterious falling sickness he captures the woman he believes cursed him and discovers that she is not a witch but may be the only one who can help him.

Please check back for title changes, release dates, excerpts,and giveaways.


 

Six Ways Authors Use Pinterest

August 1st, 2015

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I have started a lot of Pinterest boards including one for my July 1 Western Historical from Harlequin, RUNNING WOLF.  I find Pinterest relaxing, inspiring and fun and thought I would share with you six of the ways I use Pinterest boards in my writing.

  1. Book Specific Board: RUNNING WOLF

Jenna Kernan's Pinterest board for RUNNING WOLF

I used this Pinterest board to find historical shots to help with descriptions and modern photos to make the characters seem more real. Here is a bit about my July 1 release, RUNNING WOLF:

From the moment Snow Raven came charging in to my first scene on her white horse, I have been in love with this character. My heroine is the daughter of a Crow chief and is bright, stoic and brave, even after being captured by her enemies.   At first she wants only to survive until she is rescued. But when faced with the needs of her fellow captives, she grows into a warrior, forgoing her own happiness to win their freedom.

My hero, Running Wolf, is the War Chief of his Sioux tribe and an enemy to the Crow people. Running Wolf is at first intrigued, then confounded and later fascinated by the captive, Snow Raven. They both resist a love that will cost them all. He must lead his people and protect them from their enemies, while she must try to bring her people home.

  1. Series Specific Boards: THE TRACKERS series from Harlequin Nocturne.

Jenna Kernan's Pinterest board for THE TRACKER series

 

This board was far more creepy and atmospheric. I tried to create a mood or otherworldly creatures linked to Native American myth and legend. My characters in this series include Skinwalkers who shift from human form to bears, buffalo, wolves and even ravens. But other supernatural spirits make appearances including Thunderbirds, Thunder Horses, The Whirlwinds, ghosts, the guardian who evaluates your soul after you die and the ruler of the Circle of Ghosts.

  1. Connecting with Readers: My Keeper Shelf

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Readers who want to know what I’m currently reading can always visit my GoodReads page and follow me there. I often run first-reads giveaways there and had two this month. But if you want to see what’s on my personal keeper shelf, you can find out on My Keeper Shelf board.

  1. Genre Specific Board: Western Christmas

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I’ve written a lot of Christmas novellas for Harlequin Historical including my latest in the anthology collection Wild West Christmas and so I began pinning images of winter scenes including Christmas pictures with Western flare. This board remains one of my fan favorites.

  1. Promotion: My Book Covers

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Of course, I want readers to be able to share my beautiful book covers. This board also includes first looks at covers and some of my unboxing, when my author copies arrive! Boy, to I love to see these pins repinned!

  1. Laughs and Giggles: Odds and Ends board

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Sometimes you just need a laugh. That’s why I created this board. Here I’ve collected things that make me laugh, smile or book-related items that I love. My newest favorite is the sign in a library parking lot that reads, “Library Parking Only. Violators will be held in low esteem.”

  1. Secret Boards

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Shhh! This board is secret, a collection for my own use while I am writing my newest series, my first romantic suspense for Harlequin Intrigue. I’m giving readers a peek of the images of Apache people I’m pinning for APACHE PROTECTORS. This board is not viewable to my fans yet, but it will be soon.

Here is a tiny, tiny, teaser for book one, SHADOW WOLF (December 2015)

She aids illegals and he apprehends them but when this humanitarian pacifist witnesses a cartel killing in the Sonora Dessert, she becomes this Apache lawman’s only witness.

So, there are seven ways I use Pinterest. I hope you’ll follow one of my boards. Here are some other ways to connect with me.

If you would like more details on my stories, be sure to visit my EXTRAS page

My newsletter at www.jennakernan.com has news and subscriber-only giveaways. The next newsletter is on June 30th.

For extra insider information visit my Facebook page (JENNA KERNAN) or follow me on twitter @jennakernan.

 ***This blog first appeared on Pink Hearts Blog June 27, 2015***

 

 

 


 

Enemy Warriors & Lovers

June 29th, 2015

July 1.  Pre-order now.

“What would you do with her?” asked Running Wolf, already regretting his question.  If you did not wish an answer it was better not to ask.

“I would give her a knife and let her steal a horse.  And I would bet my first coup feather that she makes it to her camp before we reach ours.”

~Running Wolf, by Jenna Kernan~

Running Wolf snippet

Running Wolf snippet


 

Newsletter Subscribers Only Giveaway

June 15th, 2015
Jenna Kernan's Subscriber's only giveaway!

Jenna Kernan’s Subscriber’s only giveaway!

I’m preparing a newsletter this week that will mail to my subscribers at the end of the month.  To celebrate the release of RUNNING WOLF, July 1, I am running a member’s only giveaway.

I’m offering two of my autographed paranormal romances. Newsletter goes out soon.

Are you a subscriber?

www.jennakernan.com to join.

The first Twitter ad created by the author

Releases July 1


 

GoodReads Contest #2

June 7th, 2015

GoodReads contest #2

Yes, I know the cover is upside down.

But I wanted to be sure you noticed that this was not the same contest.  This GoodReads contest ends June 11th.  Use this GoodReads Link for a chance to win one of five autographed pre-release copies of my July 1 release, RUNNING WOLF, a Western historical from Harlequin.  This one is open to US residents only.

Here’s a snippet from Running Wolf, just for fun.

She looked at him now.  “A warrior does not admit to fear.”

        “But a woman does.  She cries and uses her tears to gather sympathy.  Yet you do not.”

         “Would that work?”

         “It would make you less interesting.  And you are very interesting.”

         “I do not want your interest.”

         He laughed.  “Then you should not have unseated one of my warriors.”

(c) 2015, Jenna Kernan, Running Wolf