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Deadly Valentine

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Worth the Risk

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In Worth the Risk, Max and Madeleine meet, but it’s not love at first sight.

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There isn’t a woman in the world who wouldn’t want to get up close and personal with sexy, self-made millionaire bachelor, Max Delecoeur, except Madeleine Hainsworth. Madeleine knows all about men like Max; rich, arrogant and willing to do anything and hurt anyone to achieve profits.

Max is initially intrigued by Madeleine’s disdain of him, until she accuses him of business practices that involve child labor. He demands Madeleine show him her proof and then enlists her as a guide to the silica mines of Nigeria.

Together they put their lives in danger as they trek through the jungle to expose child labor abuse, but as attraction and respect draw them together, will a chance at love be worth the risk?

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Valentine Updates and More

I know I’ve been quiet around here lately, but that doesn’t mean I’m not working on new stories. I had intended to write a Halloween-related to story for Jack and Tess, but then a different story popped into my head and I’ve been slowly but surely getting it down. There are only 13,000 words so far, but that’s nearly a quarter of a full-length novel. Tentatively titled, “Til Death Do Us Part,” the story involves another old friend of Jack’s, a movie set and, of course, murder.

I’m still waiting to hear back on the book I sent to Harlequin. In November, I won a spot to do an online pitch, and on a lark decided I’d pitch a romance I had sitting on my computer. The editor asked for three chapters and then back in February, she asked for the entire book. I can’t decide if/when I should email and ask for an update. It’s one of those situations in which you want to know the outcome if it’s good news, but not if it’s bad news.

I also read at the Harlequin forum that if editors want to buy a book, they ask about other books the author has. I don’t have anything that fits the line at this point. So I’ve been working on a synopsis and first few chapters of a sequel to the book I sent…just in case Harlequin wants to buy the first book. I’ve never written a synopsis before having plotted and written the book. And since so much of the story comes out while I’m writing, I can’t be sure that the story will stick to the synopsis. But I want to have something to share, if/when Harlequin wants to buy Southern Comfort.

I put the second Delecoeur story on hold for now, which bums me, but I can only write so much at one time. I wanted to blog a prequel story for them too, but I haven’t managed that yet. And interestingly, I have a vampire-type story rattling around in my head. I’m not sure yet if it’s an adult or YA story yet. But you can bet there is romance! Finally, I have a time-travel YA idea if I can only figure out the rules. I’ve picked up a book on time travel for writers to help me.

I want to thank everyone who has read the books and to all the readers who have left a review and/or started following me here, on Twitter or Facebook. Your feedback and encouragement is what keeps me going.

So Much to Write, So Little Time

I’m very excited about the initial interest in Deadly Valentine and Endangered. Feedback has been positive, especially for Endangered, which is a different kind of romantic mystery. Instead of coming together during the story or rediscovering their love, the Delecoeurs are 100% in love and committed. I was wondering if readers would find a story in which the conflict rests completely on the circumstances — someone is out to kill Madeleine — and not on what will happen to the relationship interesting. So far, people have found it “refreshing” and are asking for the next story.

This brings a new, yet welcome problem…what to focus on publishing next. I’m eager for Microsoft or Apple or some other tech company to invent a gadget that will allow me to plug my brain directly into my computer. This gadget would make it fast to get my ideas downs and first drafts written. I have no shortage of stories for Max and Madeleine, Tess and Jack, and even new characters that aren’t published. But there is only so much time in the day and currently, my fiction writing is second to my ‘making  a living writing’. Then there is the question of what do I work on first? Do I write the new Delecoeur mystery or do I edit the next Valentine books, which are on their fourth edits? Can I do both? These are questions I’m grappling with as move from a writing hobbiest to professional writer. Perhaps I need to ask you the reader…which story do you want to see next? Delecoeur or Old Flames Never Die – Valentine Book 2?

Valentine and Delecoeur Worlds on Pinterest

It’s hard to keep up with all the social media resources these days. I barely have time to Tweet and Facebook, much less write and take care of the family. But I succumb to the pressure and joined Pinterest. It seemed like a fun way to share my concepts of the worlds in which I write. So far I’ve got images for both Valentine and Delecoeur worlds, writer tips and inspiration, my favorite books and movies, and some of the most romantic couples in history. I hope you’ll check it out! Jenna Harte Pinterest