Posts Tagged ‘novels’

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



Unclutter Your Workspace 1-2-3

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Before, my desk is buried.

Before, my desk is buried.

After.  Look...a work space!

After. Look…a work space!

I love a clean welcoming workspace as much as the next gal. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I’m busy and so my desk is often a dumping ground for everything paper and a very odd assortment of miscellaneous stuff. I admit this never happens all at once but one random object at a time. This latest hoe-out included ear buds, a contract revision and some work related Christmas gifts.  Here is the thing, if my space is cluttered, I’m not happy because energy, creative or otherwise, is not flowing.

But I’ve got deadlines to meet, books to complete and words to write before I sleep. Still, I can’t stand it anymore. So here are three tips I use to unclutter and boost creative energy.

Get It Clean

  1. Set a Timer. This comes from my friend Liz Matis. Give yourself a time limit to motivate you to keep moving and prevent you from using the cleaning as an excuse to keep from writing. That way you won’t feel like you have a clean space but a zero word count.
  2. Begin with Trash. What can you throw out? If you don’t want or need it, get rid of it.
  3. Put it Away. Put it where it belongs or make a place for it.

Keep It Clean

  1. Handle Paper Only Once. Open the mail over the garbage. Chuck it if you can. File it if you can’t. Pay it if you must.
  2. Don’t Put That There. Clean spaces are so attractive and that is why they draw whatever crap you have in your hands. You must resist energy pull of a clean surface. That space is for working, not storage. So take the 30 extra seconds required to put it away where it belongs!
  3. Reset. Enjoy your workspace but remember that everything has a place. So put it there when you are done with it.

Good luck with your own desk decluttering. I hope the process proves rewarding and an energy booster to your creative endeavors.



WILD WEST CHRISTMAS Featured on eHarlequin!

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Win a whole bunch of rugged cowboys at eharleqin until 10/19

Win a whole bunch of rugged cowboys at eharleqin until 10/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPEARANCE :  I’ll be joining a panel at the Danbury, CT library on October 26 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.  This panel includes authors Mary Beth Bass, Erika Kelly, Bebbie Christiana, Renee Paley-Dain, Laura K. Curtis, Sharon Struth and yours truly.  Topic: How Scary is Publishing, Really?  We’ll be talking about our own journeys and giving some advice.  There will be light refreshments and an author signing.  Please stop by if you are in the area.  Register by calling 203  797-4527 or by clicking on EVENTS on the webpage www.danburylibrary.org.

GIVEAWAY:  I’m so thrilled whenever my cover gets featured by Harlequin.  Above is the gorgeous cover of WILD WEST CHRISTMAS, a anthology collection out now.  Harlequin is running a giveaway until October 19th including all the titles you see in the photo above.  If you’d like to enter, click this link.

WRITING:  My writing world is full of treats, instead of tricks. A box of my December release just arrived, so I’ll  soon be posting a GoodReads contest for THE SHIFTER’S CHOICE, my next paranormal romance.  Those of you who have enjoyed THE VAMPIRE’S WOLF (September) will be happy to hear that this is Johnny’s story.  He’s my US Marine werewolf who can’t change back to human form.  That posed a very interesting writing challenge for me.  How do two people fall in love when one of them isn’t actually human?  I really enjoyed writing this story and am thrilled to have my first Asian-American hero.

This month I’m celebrating Christmas early with my holiday novella in the anthology collection WILD WEST CHRISTMAS. RT Book Review gave this collection four stars and said about WILD WEST CHRISTMAS:

A triple play of heartwarming holiday stories from authors who know all about the reality of the Wild West as well as the beauty, strength, love and pure joy of the holiday season. These lovely stories will have readers sighing with contentment.

I’ve got two more Western historical romances in the works, so check back for release dates.

Enjoy the fall!



Cover Reveal!

Saturday, May 24th, 2014
The Vampire's Wolf, July 2015

The Vampire’s Wolf, July 2015

I am so in love with this new cover.  My watchful couple, the tilted angle, the barbed wire and that huge moon!  They all relay the tension and drama of this story.  The book trailer is up on my website at www.jennakernan.com.  Just click on the cover image for this story and you’ll see the back cover, the book trailer and also a really neat Story Behind the Story, which includes some behind the scenes information on my research for this work.

This title is available for pre-order now!



Love Locks

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Redbuds in flower on Brooklyn side of the famous bridge.

I’ve been across the Brooklyn Bridge a time or two but noticed something new on this trip. “Love-Locks” have taken over many of the clip-worthy spots on the bridge. According to a quick web search, the tradition of fastening a padlock to a bridge began in Europe. These locks are usually a visible tribute to the endurance of a couples love and, when possible, the key is chucked into the river.

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Do you think Monty still brings Pippi flowers?

There are now thousands of these little tokens all thoughtfully locked onto public property. They are fixed to the bridge like remora to a shark. I am certain the love of the couples will endure, but the locks….maybe not. I’m seeing work crews with bolt cutters in their future. Some of the locks are etched. Many have initials and dates scribbled on them with a black sharpie. Some are carefully etched. Some confused couples have inexplicably clipped their locks to a chain-link fence at the ferry pier.

Love locks fastened to every available cable.

Love locks fastened to every available cable.

I’m glad to know what these little curiosities are and why they are popping up like the onion grass in my yard. How many locks can those cables hold, do you think?