Posts Tagged ‘Beauty’s Beast’

Newsletter Subscribers Only Giveaway

Monday, 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.

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Releases July 1

July Literacy Autographing

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013


Jenna Kernan signing her latests paranormal romance, BEAUTY’S BEAST


I’ll be signing my Nocture paranormal romance, BEAUTY’S BEAST in Altanta at #RWA13 Literacy Autographing on July 17th!

The “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing, is open to the public and includess more than 400 authors of romance authors who meet with and sign our books for fans.  This is a wonderful event and proceeds from book sales go to literacy organizations.  The 2013 beneficiaries of the Literacy Autographing are ProLiteracy Worldwide, Literacy Action, Inc., and Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta.

This event is open to the public and there is no entry fee.

The MET – 8 hours, 6 miles and I still didn’t see it all

Friday, June 28th, 2013

It’s true.  My Fitbit pedometer says I walked 6 miles, most of it in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and I was there from open to close and I did not see it all.  I heard a man moaning to his wife that the tour only gave them an hour to see the MET and he knew he’d never even get a taste.  He was right.  When I have a full day in the MET, I have two objectives.  First I want to visit my favorite places and objects and second I want to find somewhere I have never been.  This time I found two entire floors that I had never set foot it.  It’s like exploring Hogwarts only with a better map.

Which floors, you ask, did I miss?  The first is the mezzanine above the main gallery in the Greek and Roman sculpture.  These are huge galleries, one of which has an entire chariot, yet I never set foot in them before.  The second is the third floor of the American Wing.  Did you know they have an entire room from the 1600 America up there?  Incredible.

                                                                                                              The view from MET rooftop garden is spectacular

This visit I was there at the right season to visit the rooftop gallery and café.  This spot has amazing views of Central Park and the city beyond.


Africa, Oceana and the Americas Section of the Museum is less crowded. A hidden jewel.

I love all the open spaces in the MET.  Top on my list are the large gallery in the Africa, Oceana and the Americas gallery, the large open area in the Greek and Roman Art galleries, The American Wing open sculpture garden, and the Egyptian Temple of Denhur.  Medieval Arts has an open place, the Medieval Sculpture Hall, where they set the nativity each year.  There is a Spanish courtyard (Gallery 534 Patio from the Castle of Vélez Blanco) just to the left of the grand staircase that is very beautiful.  Unfortunately, I did not see the Chinese Vanderbilt garden this trip because it is closed for renovations.  I hope they are taking good care of the koi fish.

Impressionist in the 19th Century European Art galleries are always popular, but if you get there early you can sometimes avoid the crowds.

Some of my favorite painting are by John Singer Sargent in The American Wing, including Madame X.  In the European section, I visit the Gauguin each trip (The Annenberg Collection: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Masters)  and in the Modern Art area I love Modigliani, O’Keeffe and Matisse.

The American Wing has lots of Tiffany windows, glass works and jewelry

As for decorative arts, I always love Tiffany’s windows and anything that is jewelry.  Faberge eggs are on display, if you can find them.

Moonstones and Montana sapphires, by Tiffany

I returned home footsore and astonished at how much I saw, how much I didn’t have time to see and feeling bereft for that man who only had a hour in that magical museum.

Memorial Day

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

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My Memorial Day began by avoiding traveling over the NY area bridge on Friday afternoon.  I could make faster progress riding a tricycle backwards than trying to drive over any metro area egress on a rainy Friday before a three-day weekend.

But not to worry, as soon as the traffic congestion slows the State Police will be out on every highway causing drivers to brake unexpectedly and swerve back in to the right lane.

I heard that something like 34 million of us will be on the highways this weekend.  I have done my part by driving from wet, rainy, cold northeastern city to another wet, rainy, cold northeastern city.  But this is all good news for fans of my writing.  If I can’t go to a parade, the beach, a barbeque or a picnic, I wonder what I will do?

Perhaps finish the revisions on my next Nocturne?

Below is a little of what I wrote today on a WIP (Work In Progress) paranormal romance.  My hero is grappling with the realization that his transformation to a werewolf has changed more than his body.

“I never take over Dad’s business.  I won’t drive that rig with my name painted in gold on the door.  No big house filled with kids and dog and rabbits and…”  Mac looked away and cleared his throat.  “And a wife.”  He swallowed hard.  “Things change.  Plans change.”

She placed a hand over his.  “I’m sorry.”

He stood, withdrawing as he scrubbed his face with his palms.

“It’s like I died over there.  You know?  I went in one way and came out another.” 

I hope you enjoyed this mini-excerpt and that your Memorial day is full of family, fun and gratitude for those who have honorably served our country.

Beauty’s Beast on Audible

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Spent the afternoon on the patio listening to an audiobook–Beauty’s Beast!

I finally joined Audible.  I’ve been thinking about if for a long time and then at my last reading I met a young woman who told me that she had been the reader for my latest release.  I hadn’t even known that my April Nocturne, BEAUTY’S BEAST, had come out in audio.  It was the push I needed to become a member.  So today I listened to the first six chapters of my latest paranormal romance as read by Kelly LaGault.  I don’t think listening to my words come to life is quite the thrill as holding my first release, but it is a damn close second!

Here is the link to Audibles.  You can go and listen to a sample for free.  I hope you’ll give this audiobook a try and I hope it is the first of many more!