Author Archives: JHarte

My Fiction Writing Bullet Journal

My Fiction Writing Bullet Journal

I recently started using a bullet journal to track my novel projects, book sales, web stats, and writing tools and information. A couple of weeks ago, I made a video showing the section that included my NaNoWriMo prep. That video has had quite a few views, so I thought I’d share the rest of my writing bullet journal. It offers a behind the scenes view to writing and being an author.

Fan Friday: Q&A with Jenna

Fan Friday: Q&A with Jenna

I occasionally get questions from readers about my books, writing, and more. In this video, I answer a few of those questions. I hope you enjoy!

Southern Heat All In One

Southern Heat Romance Series by Jenna Harte

It’s here! You can now buy all three Southern Heat books, Drawn to Her, Meant to Be, and Wed to You, in one complete set!

Come enter the world of Charlotte Tavern, Virginia, where romance is as hot and steamy as the Piedmont region. Meet the pixie-like Lexie McKenna, and discover why Drake can’t help but be Drawn to Her. Find out if Lexie’s brother, Detective Mitch McKenna, can ever learn to trust Dr. Sydney Preston to share a love that was Meant to Be. Then, root for Lexie and Mitch’s long-time friend, Chelsea Beemer, as she helps a broken Jagger Talbot fight to retain custody of 5-year old Kaden through a marriage of convenience in Wed to You.

Don’t worry about buying each individually, because now you can grab all three (for less than buying them individually) in a single ebook boxed set at your favorite online retailer:

Amazon:

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

Drawn to Her

Drawn to Her: Southern Heat Book OneIn Drawn to Her, Feisty and outspoken, Lexie McKenna will do anything to protect her cantankerous and ailing patient—even if it means going up against his cold and calculating, but sexy and irresistible, grandson. After all, as a nurse, her number one priority is her patient.

Sample of 5-Star Reviews on Amazon:

I really enjoyed reading this book. I finished it in two days, I just couldn’t put it down. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who wants a good love story! I was given a free copy of the book for an honest review. ~ Julie

This book is a must read. The story has a great story line and the characters have a real feel to them that you can relate to. ~ Marian

 

 

Meant to Be

Meant to Be, by Jenna HarteIn Meant to Be, charming and sexy, detective Mitch McKenna lets women into his bed—not into his heart. When his first love left him in a lurch, crushing his soul, Mitch swore off relationships and love. After all, any woman who chooses what her parents want over what she wants is not worth fighting for.
Or is she?

Successful New York doctor, Sydney Preston left the only man she ever loved to follow the path that her parents paved for her. When a tragic incident at the hospital threatens her life, Sydney moves to Virginia to rekindle the spark with her ex-fiancé. But Mitch isn’t interested in reigniting the flame that fizzled out long ago. Will they both allow resentments and misunderstanding spoil their chance of discovering what was meant to be?

Sample of 5-Star Reviews on Amazon:

This is the first book that I’ve read by this author, and OMG did I ever LOVE IT! ~ Jennifer

The writing was excellent, and the pacing of the story really kept me engaged. I couldn’t put the book down and am so excited for book 3! ~ Kerry

Wed to You

Wed to You by Jenna HarteIn Wed to You, irresistible playboy, Jagger Talbot left his flashy life in New York to properly take care of Kaden, a little boy he vowed to raise, gaining custody when the Kaden’s father died and his mother ran off with another man. Starting over in Virginia seemed like the perfect beginning. But when the boy’s mother comes back, clean and sober, fighting for custody, Jagger knows he needs a miracle to prove he’s what the child needs.

That miracle is Chelsea Beemer, sweet, perky kindergarten teacher. Down and out, and no stranger to tragedy, Chelsea is on the verge of losing her family home. She’d do anything to save the house—and herself—even marry the sexy playboy. Now it’s up to them to “play house” and convince everyone that they have perfect little family. But are any of them really pretending?

Sample of 5-Star Reviews on Amazon:

Wed to You was absolutely amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed it. ~ PL

This is the third book from Jenna Harte’s Southern Heat series and it is fantastic. In fact, it was so good that I read it from cover to cover in less than a day. ~ LJT

 

Don’t wait… grab Southern Heat Boxed Set now!

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

NaNoWriMo October Prep Bullet Journal

NaNoWriMo October Prep Bullet Journal

I participate in NaNoWriMo every year and most years, I succeed in hitting the 50,000 word mark in 30 days. But more often than not, I’m squeaking out those last words as the clock ticks closer and closer to midnight Nov. 30. This year, I’d like to finish early, or at least, glide through NaNoWriMo without the stress of getting stuck with nothing to write. In order to do that, I need to prepare better than I usually do, which isn’t easy because I’m a pantster (write by the seat of my pants!)

Armed with my brand new writer bullet journal, and tips and worksheets found on the Internet, I’ve made a plan for plotting out my NaNoWriMo novel in October.

Here’s a video that shares my plan and shows off my bullet page spreads for my October NaNo prep.

Pictures of my Bullet Journal page spreads as well as links to resources mentioned in the video are listed below.

NaNoWriMo October Prep Bullet Journal Checklist

PrepNoWriMo Checklist

 

NaNoWriMo Bullet Journal Novel Idea and Character List

Story idea and character list

Mystery Novel Murder Wheel, Bullet Journal

Mystery Novel Murder Wheel

3 Act Mystery Plot Outline NaNoWriMo Bullet Journal

3 Act Mystery Plot Outline

Story Notes, NaNoWriMo Tracker

Story Notes, NaNoWriMo Tracker

Tools/Resources Mentioned:

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
Leuchtturm 1917 Hard Cover 5.8″ x 8.3″ (A5) Lime Green, Dotted/Points (other colors available)
Bullet Journal Stencils
Scrivener
NaNoWriMo Divas Facebook Group
Writing and Selling a Mystery Novel by Hallie Ephron
Classic 12-Chapter Mystery Formula
Outline Your Novel (3 Act Structure)
Elements of a Scene (lots of other great novel writing downloads as well)
BoHo Berry

*Note: some resources above contain affiliate links, which means that I may receive a small commission from the product company if you purchase something through the links provided. I only post links to items I’ve used and enjoy.

 

True Love and Tragedy

Jenna Harte

I perused a couple of “great romantic couples” lists, and found, to my surprise, that nearly all them featured romances that ended tragically. However, when I did a poll about favorite romantic couples the only tragic couples on the list were Scarlett and Rhett (3.5% vote … and who I think probably did ultimately end up together even without the sequel), and Romeo and Juliet, who didn’t get a single vote.

That got me thinking:

 

What makes a great enduring love story?

You can check out the lists here:
Top 20 Most Famous Love Stories in History and Literature
Classic Romance Novels Worth Reading

What do you think makes a great love story?