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A Valentine for You

Valentine Mystery Series

Valentine’s Day is a big deal around here. And to celebrate, I’ve got freebies, discounts and a giveaway!!!

Freebie

Starting Feb. 11 until Feb. 14, Deadly Valentine, the first book in the Valentine Mystery series is free on Kindle. Don’t have a Kindle? That’s okay. You can get the Kindle app free for your computer, tablet or phone.

Discounts

Starting February 12 until Feb. 14, the three other Valentine Mystery books are on a countdown deal. You can get each for $0.99 on Feb. 12. The price will go up each day until Feb. 14. So grab ’em while they’re cheap!

Giveaway

Lingerie and chocolate feature in all the Valentine books. You can win a $50 gift certificate to Victoria Secret or Lindt Chocolate in my Valentine giveaway. Visit my giveaway page to learn more and enter! It’s easy and free!

Valentine Giveaway!

Jenna Harte Valentine ContestIt’s that time of year. A time for love, passion, chocolate and fancy lingerie. In honor of Valentines Day and Tess and Jack Valentine, I’m sponsoring a giveaway from now until 11:59 February 14, 2015. Prizes include:

  • A $50 Victoria Secret gift card
  • Lindt chocolate
  • Signed copies of all four Valentine Mysteries

Entering is easy! Earn one entry for each option you choose below. For example, if you follow me on Facebook and sign up for my email list, that would earn you 2 entries.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years or older only. Winners will be picked through random drawing on February 15, 2015. Winners will need to provide their mailing address within 48 hours of win notification to receive their prize.

Best Laid Plans… and other Truths of Writing

First, a big thank you to fans who are eager, yet patient about the release of the next Valentine book. My plan was to have it ready for you Valentine’s day, but editing is going very slowly. However, I’m still working on something special for Valentine’s day, so you might be seeing an excerpt and perhaps some other goodies…(chocolate?)

The truth is, even when self-publishing, writing, editing, publishing takes a long time. Once I’m done fixing the book, I have to get it to my editor, who’ll need a couple of weeks. Then there is formatting and cover design, etc. However, I will say that traditional publishers take forever. In February, it will be two years since I sent the full manuscript of Southern Comfort (per the editor’s request), and I still haven’t heard anything except, “We’re sorry it’s taking so long. We’ll be in touch soon.” In November, I secured the services of an agent, who got the same response from the publisher. Fortunately, the agent can submit it to other places in the mean time. It’s been a real exercise in patience.

In November, I submitted the Delecoeur prequel, now called Worth the Risk, to Hachette’s Forever Yours ebook line. The auto response email said I’d hear in four weeks. Admittedly, it wasn’t a good time to submit as it was a week before Thanksgiving. However, it’s now been eight weeks and even with a little nudge last week, I’ve heard nothing.

So what’s a writer to do? Keep writing of course. I have several projects (including Valentine book 5) in the works and new ideas percolating. I think 2015 is going to be a good year.

 

NaNoWriMo and Valentine Book Five

NaNoWriMo 2014What do National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the Valentines have in common? I’ll be writing the draft of the fifth Valentine book for NaNaoWrimo, that’s what! In it we’ll see what happens between Daniel and Kate … if anything … and learn about secrets in Daniel’s past that even Tess doesn’t know about. Plus we may learn the truth about Jack’s father and of course, Jack and Tess will do what they do best… if you know what I mean.

I want to thank all of you who love Jack and Tess and enjoy their stories. I have many more planned!

In other news, I just sent an email to an agent for help in selling a manuscript that has been sitting with an editor for 20 months. I guess it shows just how patient I can be. I have a Delecoeur novella submitted to an e-publisher that I hope to hear back on within the next month or so.

I’m also working on something entirely new, which I think will fit into the New Adult category. It involves vampires, but I’m working on a new take and am researching real-vampire lore (if “real” is the right word) to create their history.

5 Factoids about Old Flames Never Die

I did 5 factoids about Deadly Valentine and thought I’d do the same for Old Flames Never Die, book two in the Valentine series. While I wanted to share interesting stuff, I also didn’t want to give away any plot details to avoid any spoilers. Those of you who have read the book, will understand all the factoids.

One fact I left out was that Old Flames Never Die was my first successful attempt at writing 50,000 words for NANORIMO. Of course, it went through many edits after that, but I got the complete draft in one month.