Posts Tagged ‘The Trackers’

One Book – Three Covers (or Most Complicated Release Ever)

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Yup.  Three covers, two release dates and it’s the same book.   The July book is in ebook only unless you are a Harlequin Direct customer in which case you already have the paperback version.  This book is the first of a series.  The second in the series, THE SHIFTER’S CHOICE, releases in December 2014 and is Johnny’s story.

Here’s the cover for THE VAMPIRE’S WOLF which is a link to buy…

The Vampire's Wolf, July 2014, Jenna Kernan

The Vampire’s Wolf, July 2014

Nice right.  This one is 229 pages and cost $3.82

But wait.  It gets more confusing.  The book is also released on July 1 the Harlequin Nocturne July 2014 Bundle and includes The Vampire’s Wolf and The Resurrectionist by Sierra Woods [Kindle Edition].  That is what they call a bundle or a two for one, in ebook only.

Here’s the cover for the July Nocturne Bundle which is a link to buy… 

Nocturne Bundles are two stories in one.

Nocturne Bundles are two stories in one.

 

This one is 430 pages, two stories and cost $7.69

But wait….there’s more.  This bundle also release on August 19th in mass market paperback.  This one is hard to find.  Here is the ISBN# 9780373606740.  If you search on Amazon under books it will come up.

Here’s the cover for the paperback version of the July Bundle which is also a link to buy.

Jenna Kernan, The Vampire's Wolf, bundle cover july 2014

July 2014, Nocturne Bundle in paperback is available August 19th

This is 608 pages and cost $5.49

As I said a very, very complicated release.  Some things are worth the effort.  I sure hope my readers think that my latest story is, too.

So pick it up on July 1 in ebook or July 1 in bundle ebook or August 19th in stores or….Oh, nuts!



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.



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!



My Books: What Scares You?

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

 

Here’s my personal nightmare- a house fire at night

 

What scares you? The things that scare me often end up in my stories. My upcoming paranormal romance, BEAUTY’S BEAST, is no exception. In honor of the month of October, I’m including a short excerpt of my villain’s entrance into the story. Nagi, the ruler of the Circle of Ghosts, and his offspring are conjured from all the substance of my nightmares. My heroine, Samantha Proud, has spent her entire life running from this peril and now he has found her and her family.

Here’s an excerpt from BEAUTY’S BEAST:

Her mother screamed and pointed. Samantha turned to see the gray billowing smoke of evil disembodied ghosts surging toward them from the south. Samantha and Blake transformed instantly into their bear forms, standing before their mother as she gasped with one hand over her heart.

“We are found,” she cried, her words all but lost in the raging winds.

Samantha stared in horror at the approaching horde: Nagi, his evil ghosts and something hideous. She knew what these must be, felt certainty swallowing her up. She had heard of them all her life, the living offspring he had sired. Toe Taggers! Nagi’s children were pale and brutish, living monsters, all teeth, claws and quills. She covered her face and turned away.

Sebastian howled, releasing the beast within. He could not fight ghosts unless they took corporeal form and, not being a Seer, he could not even spot them. But he could make out the Toe Taggers and Nagi drawing nearer. He stood between his family and attack as he called to the heavens. The dark clouds rolled in, blotting out the stars. The shriek of the wind screamed in Samantha’s ears, but she saw him clearly, there in the south, advancing like death.

© Beauty’s Beast by Jenna Kernan, Harlequin Nocturne, April 2013

 

One of my reoccurring childhood nightmares included some threat to my family. The menace changed. What stayed constant was my terror at the realization that I did not have time to save them all. This recognition would paralyze me into inaction and I would wake in a panic just before the hammer fell. Nagi attacking Samantha’s family as she watches helpless is just putting the words to what I have dreamed many times.

So what monsters haunt your nightmares? Do you have any reoccurring themes?

 



Writer’s Life: Foreign Sales

Friday, October 5th, 2012

We all receive too many bills in the mail. But occasionally, out of the blue, I come home to find a small cardboard box on my doorstep. I now recognize them on sight. These are the two copies of foreign releases that I receive ‘when available’. I never know what country to expect or what the cover will look like.

Some covers are so similar as to be instantly recognizable. That’s the case with my Western Historical, THE TRAPPER. These covers are nearly twins except one says, “When two separate worlds come together…” and the other says “Stati Uniti, 1830”. The only thing they changed was the title from THE TRAPPER to SENTIERI SELVAGGI. I didn’t know what Sentieri Selvaggi meant. But I used an Italian/English translator so say hello to SAVAGE TRAIL.

 

Some arrivals are very different, but yield a clue as to which story this might be. That’s how I knew on sight that HIS DAKOTA BRIDE had turned into THE HONOR OF LUCIE (L’HONNEUR De LUCIE) because my heroine’s name is Lucie West. I think this French cover is a stunner, which goes to show that even the Historical covers are fashionable if they come from France.

 

Sometimes the book in the box is so completely different that I don’t even know which book has been translated. That’s the case when HIGH PLAINS BRIDE became the French release titled, THE ROSE OF THE WEST (La ROSE De L’OUEST). On this one they changed the cover and the title so that the end result is a complete departure. I had to flip this one over to search for the hero’s name. This is because the audiences in different countries have different aesthetics.  I imagine some chic Parisian looking at books during her three hour lunch break and wonder what she would think of cover of the interior of a log cabin chinked with mud and straw sporting a bed hacked from raw timber. Hard to relate—you know?

I’m wondering how the Native American Shapeshifters in my Nocturne series THE TRACKERS will transform when they go abroad and what countries they will visit.  Guess I’ll just have to keep my eye out for those intriguing little cardboard boxes.