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RELEASE DAY BLITZ ~ Time Enough to Love (book 2) by Jenna Jaxon

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Time Enough to Love

Book Two

Jenna Jaxon

 

Genre: Historical Romance

 

Tagline:  The worst betrayals come from within.

 

Book Description:

 

After a night of passion with her betrothed, Sir Geoffrey Longford, Lady Alyse de Courcy is eagerly looking forward to her wedding.  But when Geoffrey is forced to marry another, a heartbroken and possibly pregnant Alyse finds herself in her own private hell. She must either gamble with her reputation or marry someone she does not love.

 

A reputed connoisseur of women, Thomas, Lord Braeton, has dallied with many ladies of King Edward’s court, although he has favored none.  However, as Geoffrey’s best friend, Thomas has sworn to serve and protect Alyse, an oath now sorely tested when he agrees to marry her—in name only—to guard her reputation. Yet, as they grow closer, and Thomas discovers Alyse’s sweet but spirited nature, he comes to desire a marriage in truth.  Can he overcome her memory of Geoffrey or is Thomas doomed to burn with passion for a woman he can never possess?

 

If you would like to purchase the first part of the trilogy, Betrothal, it is available at Amazon  Smashwords  

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EXCERPT:

From the corner of her eye, she caught movement in the doorway, and several men and ladies moved to make way for the final actor in this terrible play. Thomas strode grandly into the chamber, smiling as though he walked in a decorous procession. Attired in a splendid robe of green wool, adorned with velvet down the center edges and fur at collar and cuffs, he swept her a low bow. He laughed as he arose, but the sound died on his lips when at last he registered her figure in the blue chemise. The stunned look in his eyes was swiftly replaced by a hot hunger that made her gasp. Any hope she had of him honoring his promise died with that look.

“Lady Braeton.” He held out his hand, and Alyse had no choice but to take it. He raised it to his lips, searing her flesh with their warm touch. “You are a vision I scarce would credit this side of heaven.” She peered into his darkened eyes, seeking mercy. At his almost imperceptible nod, she could breathe again.

He released her and stepped back. “The wedding is done.” Thomas nodded to his attendants, who stepped forward. “Let the bedding be done as well.” Stretching forth his arms, he waited as the men stripped the robe from him, revealing his perfectly nude body beneath.

A brisk hum echoed around the room as the whispered comments of the ladies merged with the bawdy japes of the gentlemen. Thomas stood unflinching, a slight smile still on his lips.

Alyse’s mouth dropped open, and her gaze raced over his form as she tried to look everywhere and nowhere at once. His shoulders, smooth and broad, showed strength from wielding his sword these many years. The arms that had held her were now bare and sculpted like a statue’s. Her gaze slipped lower, to his chest matted thickly with pale hair over well-defined muscles. She tried to stop there, to force her eyes back to his face.

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About the Author:

Jenna Jaxon is a multi-published author of historical and contemporary romance.  Her historical romance, Only Scandal Will Do, the first in a series of five interconnecting novels, was released in July 2012. Her contemporary works include Hog Wild, Almost Perfect, and 7 Days of Seduction.  She is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America as well as a member of Chesapeake Romance Writers. Her medieval romance, Time Enough to Love, is being published as a series of three novellas.  The first book, Betrothal, released on April 19th.  The second novella, Betrayal, will release at the end of January.

 

Jenna has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager.  A romantic herself, she has always loved a dark side to the genre, a twist, suspense, a surprise.  She tries to incorporate all of these elements into her own stories. She lives in Virginia with her family and a small menagerie of pets.  When not reading or writing, she indulges her passion for the theatre, working with local theatres as a director.  She often feels she is directing her characters on their own private stage.

 

She has equated her writing to an addiction to chocolate because once she starts she just can’t stop.

~~~As an added bonus Betrothal, the first book in the series is available on Amazon for only .99 until February 14th! Click HERE so you can grab your copy today!~~~

 

 

Find Jenna online at:

 

http://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenna-Jaxon/146857578723570

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4960704.Jenna_Jaxon

Other Books by Jenna Jaxon:

 

Betrothal–Historical Romance

Only Scandal Will Do–Historical Romance

7 Days of Seduction–Contemporary Erotic Romance

Almost Perfect–Contemporary Erotic Romance

Hog Wild–Contemporary Erotic Romance

 

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Posted by on January 31, 2014 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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10 – 4 Tuesday

Welcome to 10 – 4 Tuesday! This is a forum where we’ll feature an author and their latest release. I’ll ask our guest to share 10 things about their book and then 4 questions for fun 🙂 So let’s get started.

Today I’m excited to have author Jenna Jaxon on the blog. I’ve gotten to know Jenna from few loops we each belong to as well as facebook. She’s a wonderful person and her latest book is in my tbr pile. She’ll be sharing her 10, followed by her 4, and then an excerpt from her book Betrothal, Book 1 of Time Enough to Love. 🙂

Hi Jenna, thanks for joining us for 10 – 4 Tuesday 🙂 Betrothal with Logo-1

First the 10:

To start out, share your author bio with us…that wonderful grouping of words that is in every one of your books 🙂

Jenna Jaxon is a multi-published author of historical and contemporary romance.  Her historical romance, Only Scandal Will Do, the first in a series of five interconnecting novels, was released in July 2012. Her contemporary works include Hog Wild, Almost Perfect, and 7 Days of Seduction.  She is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America as well as a member of Chesapeake Romance Writers. Her medieval romance, Time Enough to Love, is being published this summer as a series of three novellas.  The first book, Betrothal, released on April 19th.

Jenna has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager.  A romantic herself, she has always loved a dark side to the genre, a twist, suspense, a surprise.  She tries to incorporate all of these elements into her own stories. She lives in Virginia with her family and a small menagerie of pets.  When not reading or writing, she indulges her passion for the theatre, working with local theatres as a director.  She often feels she is directing her characters on their own private stage.

She has equated her writing to an addiction to chocolate because once she starts she just can’t stop.

What’s genre (s) do you write?

I write primarily historical romance, though I do dabble in erotic contemporary romance also.

Share the blurb from Betrothal!

Lady Alyse de Courcy has fallen in love with Lord Braeton, a nobleman in King Edward III’s court and a man to whom she has barely spoken. Fate, however, has decreed her betrothal to his best friend, Sir Geoffrey Longford—a handsome and imposing knight, yet hardly the man she wants to wed.

When Sir Geoffrey is bound in betrothal by his father, he could not have expected the beautiful stranger to win his heart the moment they meet. Nevertheless, the fascinating Lady Alyse has done exactly that, and his feelings for her only grow as he learns more of her gentle yet spirited nature. But Alyse’s infatuation with his friend casts doubt on whether she can ever return his regard and their wedding day is fast approaching…

Will he have time enough to win her love?

Love that blurb…especially the last line! Tell us the oddest, funniest, or strangest thing that has happened to you while wearing your author hat! 

Last year at my chapter’s retreat we were all sitting in the basement, around a table, writing busily.  When we broke for dinner, I started talking to one of my close friends and she said, “Did you see Mike? (her fiancé)”  I said, “He was here?  Where?”  She said, “He came right up to the door on his motorcycle.  I went over and talked to him.  You didn’t see him?”

And I said, “I didn’t even see you leave the table.”  I was so absorbed in my revision (it was actually Betrothal) I didn’t know a thing that had happened in about two hours.

Love it, you were in the zone! What are your top 5 writing tips?

1.  Finish the damn book! (Don’t stop until you write The End)

2.  Time yourself when on Twitter or Facebook (one hour each–use an egg timer)

3.  Write something every day.

4.  Don’t take reviews (either good or bad) too much to heart.

5.  Join an online critique group and find a good crit partner.

Great tips, especially the one involving facebook/twitter…therein lies my dilemma! lol When did you know you wanted to be a writer? Did you just always know, or was there a “moment”?

I’ve always loved to write (first short story was in 3rd grade), but the “moment” occurred when I’d just read Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’s Everlasting, and thought, “I can write a book like that.”

What was your favorite part about writing Betrothal

Falling in love with my characters.  They’ve become so real to me I think of them as people.  I also loved the research.

What makes your book different from other books written in the same genre?

I’ve chosen the medieval period that encompasses the advent of the Bubonic Plague, and the plague figures prominently in Book 3 of the series, which I think sets it apart.  I’ve also broken a few of the “unwritten rules” of romance–especially in Book 2.  Stay tuned for those. 🙂

Was there a scene in your book that gave you a lot of trouble and you just felt like you couldn’t get it right? If so, how did you work through it?

The ending of the book gave me some trouble because it’s not really the ending.  Betrothal is the first part of the book Time Enough to Love, so this part isn’t really the end.  But I needed to give the novella closure, so I kept trying different ways for it to end until I came up with something that satisfied both me and my editor.

What’s your current WIP?

I’m finishing up the 3rd revision of Betrayal, Book 2 of Time Enough to Love. But I’ve also just finished the second book in my House of Pleasure series, Only Marriage Will Do.  And this coming weekend I’m starting to expand my historical romance short story Heart of Deception into a novella.

Now the 4:

Congratulations, you were chosen by the royal family to name William and Kate’s first child. Tell us what name you’d choose for a boy and also a girl and then why you picked those names 🙂

For a boy, I’d choose Phillip after grandpapa (I really like that name too) and for a girl, Diana (yes, I would go there), especially because one day she would rule England. 🙂

I like Diana too…nice choices!

You were part of a horrific scientific experiment that went wrong. Your skin is now a flashing neon green, you can’t eat anything unless it’s through a straw and you can only speak five words. Which five words would you be able to speak?

Someone just kill me now!

LOL! I didn’t expect that 🙂

All the television stations pooled together and chose one person to pick a show to run 24/7 for 365 days…and you won. What television show would you pick to run over and over again?

Grey’s Anatomy–I’m a huge fan of their writing and I would watch it 24/7 if I could.

A magic genie offers you the chance to live the life of any fictional character in any book for one week. Which book and which character would you choose?

Jo Beverley’s Devilish and I would, of course, be Diana, Countess of Arradale.

Thanks for sharing your 10 and your 4 Jenna.  Please share an excerpt of your book BETHROTHAL.

Geoffrey knew he had displeased her once more and cursed inwardly. He was ruining this opportunity but could not fathom how to repair the damage. She walked beside him woodenly, her hand like a dry stick on his arm.

I have faced enemy troops with less trepidation than this.

As they wound their way toward the chapel, thoughts of battle strategies filled his head and he decided to seize the offensive tack. He doubted he could make things worse.

“You have been at court but a short while, Lady Alyse? I did not meet you here last Christmas.” Not only a ploy to get her to talk, but to learn about her as well. If she would take the bait.

“No, sir. We did not meet.” She looked up at him and some of the fear retreated from her face. “I arrived at Windsor but two months ago. Before that, I was in the household of Lord Penburthy, in service to his wife, Lady Elizabeth. I have lived in the north these past ten years.”

He had not heard her speak so much at one time. Her low-pitched voice had a melodious quality—a pleasure to listen to. “Were you excited, then, to come to court?” Geoffrey experienced a giddy rush when he saw a tentative smile play about her lips.

“Aye, my lord, I came here eagerly. ’Tis very grand, especially after Merwyck Castle, near the Scottish border. A place beautiful, but wild. The castle did not have as many comforts as I find here.”

“What comforts?” He was fascinated by the way she blossomed before his eyes.

“Oh, warmth for one. Being so far north, the castle stayed cold always, even in summer. There were four other girls who served Lady Elizabeth, and we slept all in one room. Very noisy at night. To share with only one person here is like heaven.”

Geoffrey held his breath, for as soon as the words were out she colored prettily and darted a fearful glance at him. He had valiantly bitten back his amusement, yet still she noticed.

A delicate black eyebrow lifted. “You have a comment, my lord?”

Geoffrey laughed. As they arrived at the chapel, he took her hand, feeling that almost familiar rush of fire through his. “I would say, my lady, you are indeed perceptive. To share a room, or bed, with one other person can be like heaven.” He lifted her fingers to his lips, tingles firing off like sparks, and handed her into the chapel.

He watched with a hunger in his belly as Alyse’s luscious blue-clad form sped down the aisle to her place with the princess. Before she pushed past Lady Anne, she paused to throw a look over her shoulder at him. He nodded his farewell, intensely aware that his hunger would go unappeased a while longer.

🙂 So excited you joined me for 10 – 4 Tuesday! Before we wave good-bye, let us know if there are any other links you’d like to share so that we can find you and your book online.

Buy Links for Betrothal:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Betrothal-Time-Enough-Love-ebook/dp/B00CF6UZFW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1367976378&sr=1-1&keywords=betrothal

Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/307838

B & N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/betrothal-jenna-jaxon/1115182506?ean=2940044481251

My Links:

Blog:  http://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/

Twitter:  @Jenna_Jaxon

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenna-Jaxon/146857578723570

 
 

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What to Read Wednesday

YAY…it’s time another What to Read Wednesday!  Today we have multi-pubbed author JENNA JAXON here!  Jenna is an awesome person and author and we’re going to learn more about her and her latest release ALMOST PERFECT from Decadant Publishing.  I have to tell you that this book has been on my tbr pile for a bit now and I can’t wait to dive it and read it.  You’ll see why after you read the blurb & excerpt.

And after our interview please read an extra special message from Jenna regarding her book, a good cause and her publisher!

Now let’s get started.  Thank you so much Jenna for joining us on What to Read Wednesday.  Tell us about yourself using 5 words 🙂

perfectionist, loyal, workaholic, inventive, shy

What’s your favorite word?

Onomatopoeia! I have always loved how that word sounds.

At work I always like to say Ischemic Cardiomyopathy.  LOL…I have no clue why but love that diagnosis (not that it’s a good one to have.) What’s one talent you wish you had but don’t?

I wish I could learn to speak foreign languages fluently.

I think we both just spoke some type of foreign language with our words…lol  If you were asked to star in your own Reality Television show, what would it be called? 

Confessions of a Romance Junkie

Nice!  What genre (s) do you write?

I write historical romance, which is my true love, and erotic contemporary which came as quite a surprise. 🙂

What’s the first sentence of your book?

“Happy birthday to me.”

The last?

“That would be perfect.”

Hmm, both are good hooks 🙂  Share a blurb from ALMOST PERFECT.

Pamela Kimball’s birthday present, a 1Night Stand adventure, promises to jump-start her life, put a new man in her bed, and help her forget her past.  Unfortunately, movie-buff Pam’s Pirates of the Caribbean fantasy takes an alarming wrong turn when she’s abandoned on a not quite deserted island—with ex-husband Roger Ware.

Forced by hunger to accept Roger’s offer of dinner,  Pam realizes the geek she married has transformed into one of the most charming, sexiest men she’s ever met. His newfound confidence—and hot body—re-kindle old fires.  A simple kiss leads Roger to challenges her to discover how much his lovemaking skills have improved, leaving Pam torn between self-preservation and burning desire.

With time running out before they’re rescued, Pam must decide if her heart can survive the consequences of becoming Roger’s “almost” perfect 1Night Stand.

 

Love it!  Describe your hero through your heroine’s eyes…and feel free to quote her 🙂

Pam hasn’t seen Roger in two years, and they parted on less than good terms, but she notices he’s looking good.  “He stood, arms crossed over his muscled chest, better looking than she remembered.”

Please share an excerpt!

She inched into the lapping surf, searching for movement. Reflection off the water made this task harder than expected. Wasn’t the Caribbean supposed to be teeming with fish?  Now that’s something she’d had a lot of instruction in. Almost every marooned-on-an-island movie had a scene where the heroine learned to catch fish. Six Days, Father Goose, Blue Lagoon. All you needed was your hands and patience. She could do this.

Pam waded out further then stopped just before the water hit her now dry shorts. “Not gonna to have a damp crotch all night.” The words reminded her of exactly what she had hoped for tonight. “But not from wet shorts!” She headed back to shore to remove and drape them next to her shirt. The bandeau was a different story. Still damp, even after several hours, and uncomfortable. Might dry better if not next to her skin anyway. “Screw it!  Live dangerously.”

Standing as good as naked on the deserted beach, Pam smiled as the warm breeze caressed her bare body. The sense of being slightly naughty added to her delight in the sensual feel of the air as it dried her breasts. Her nipples peaked as the wind cooled them. She strutted down to the water’s edge to sink her toes in the sand, the salty tang in the air adding to the perfect moment.

“If you’re skinny dipping, you forgot to remove one very important piece of clothing.”

Pam whirled around. Roger stood on the beach behind her, a green bottle of Perrier in one hand. His gaze played up and down her naked torso and his salacious grin widened. “Mind if I join you?”

What’s the hardest part of the writing process for you?

Putting in description.  I write the basic draft, then go back and layer on description, fleshing it out as I go.  That’s hardest, because I don’t like to read description.

The easiest? 

Plotting!  That’s the bones of the book and to me the easiest and most fun part.  I love to fit the story together, figuring out how things go together, how to affect the reader and draw the response I want from them.

What time of the day are you most productive in your writing?

Any time I’m not disturbed by my family!  Which usually means late at night or early in the morning.

What’s the easiest part of a book to write for you…the beginning, middle or end? 

Well, since I love to plot, I really find all of them easy.  But probably the beginning and especially the inciting incident, what kick starts the story, is the easiest for me.

What are you working on now? 🙂

Right now I’m finishing up another erotic contemporary, 7 Days of Seduction and starting revisions on the second in my Georgian historical series, Only Marriage Will Do.  And I’m very excited to start re-working my medieval, Time Enough to Love. That will end up as a trilogy by the end of the summer.

Wow, you’re busy at the keyboard!  Do you have one piece of advice you’d like to share with a newbie author?

Keep writing no matter what.

And finally, where can we find you and your book(s)? 

Almost Perfect can be found at the following sites:

Decadent Publishing: http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?cPath=75_105&products_id=416&osCsid=68ti48u914jdkbaebhb4bh54j2

Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Almost-Perfect-Night-Series-ebook/dp/B006JE4WS2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1335581630&sr=8-4

Barnes & Noble:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/almost-perfect-jenna-jaxon/1107903481?ean=2940032911098

All Romance E-Books:http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-almostperfect-653805-149.html

Author Links:

Blog:  http://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/

FB:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenna-Jaxon/146857578723570

Twitter:  @Jenna_Jaxon

And all of my other books can be found at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Thank you for the links.  And now for that additional message I mentioned.  Take it away Jenna 🙂

I also wanted to let you and your readers know Almost Perfect is Decadent Publishing’s Read For A Cure book for the month of May.  All publisher proceeds from sales of the book from any vendor during the month will go to benefit Relay for Life. And a portion of the author’s proceeds will be donated as well.  That means whoever purchases the book during the month of May is making a wonderful contribution to cancer research.   Please Read For A Cure and help us close the book on cancer.

A great incentive to grab a copy of this terrific read today!  Thank you Jenna for coming by and thanks to everyone who comes by each week!

Thank you, Christine, for having me!

 

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