Talking with Girlfriends Book Club

Today I get to chat with author Brenda Janowitz of Girlfriends Book Club about Ruin Me, art as inspiration, and what I’m working on next…

 

Things I learned at RT 2014

Things I learned at RT 2014

1. Author Julie Kenner (Wanted, The Stark Trilogy) is even more amazing and generous in person than she is via email.

2. The Grand Central crew knows how to have a serious good time – and you know who you are.

3.  Debut author Sofia Tate has a show-stopping book cover.

4. If you ever meet author Valerie Bowman (The Unexpected Duchess), ask her what really happened on Say Yes To the Dress.

5. Season Vining (Beautiful Addictions) is my new neighbor (sort of) in NYC.

6. I actually do like soft shell crabs. But maybe only when travelling.

crab

Soft shell crab at Bywater, on Burgundy Street, New Orleans

Off to New Orleans — RT Convention is Here!

Off to New Orleans — RT Convention is Here!

RTlogo

The annual Romantic Times convention takes place this week in New Orleans. On Friday, May 16, I’ll be moderating a panel discussion on erotic e-serials with Megan Hart, Beth Kery, Ruthie Knox, and Tracy Wolff. Hope to see you there!

Coming Back for More: Writing an Erotic E-Serial

Dickens did it. Henry James did it. Even Harriet Beecher Stowe did it! From Madame Bovary to Anna Karenina, some of the most legendary novels first appeared in serial form. Today’s romance writers are reviving the time-honored tradition of serialized fiction, using the flexibility of e-books to tell their stories. In this workshop, bestselling erotica authors will guide writers through the craft of writing sexy, irrisistible e-book serials that hook readers from the start and keep them coming back for more.

Event Date:

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

On Mother’s Day, a Look at Daughters Who Rebel

Today I talk to the Girlfriends Book Club about what happens when daughters rebel — in love, and in life:

“Hallmark doesn’t make a Mother’s Day card that reads, “Thanks for being so controlling! In my rebellion, I fell in love in love with someone completely inappropriate – but totally hot.”

 I’m thinking maybe they should – because a lot of us have been there.”

 

RUIN ME — out today!

Thanks to Heroes and Heartbreakers for their First Look of my new novel RUIN ME.

Lulu Sterling thinks she has it all figured out: with one more year left at NYU, she’s spending her summer interning at her mother’s iconic art gallery, determined to overcome the long shadow of her father’s suicide and prove herself to her critical mother. With her boyfriend, rising artist Brandt Penn, Lulu also hopes she will finally experience the love and desire that have always eluded her. But passion comes where she least expects it in the form of a brilliant, reclusive street artist known only by the tag GoST, and Lulu must decide how much she is willing to risk – and how far she is willing to go — to claim it. 

READ FIRST LOOKRuinMe

Now or Never review

Now or Never review

“Now or Never/Now and Forever came recommended to me by several blogging friends and made many reviewers’ Best of 2013 lists for best smexy novella. Mine too (once I finally get the post up! lol). The two books together make a full novel with a very, very satisfying conclusion. As in OMG my chest is tight, hand me a tissue and a vodka milkshake STAT!

Now or Never/Now and Forever is a modern, must read romance for women of all ages. Period. I laughed, I got a little misty eyed, I blushed in places I didn’t know I could blush, and I totally stopped reading at one point early on and contacted the author via email to personally share with her my initial fears and the fact that she now had me convinced I needed this book in movie form, like yesterday! ~Now or Never is romantic, swoony and erotic in the best of ways.”

Read complete review

 

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

My first New Adult novel, Ruin Me, is coming May 6th from St. Martin’s Press.  Excited to share the cover with you, which debuted on Heroes & Heartbreakers today.

She lives in a world of beauty.

His life is shrouded in darkness. 

When they meet, she must choose between everything she has and the one thing she has always desired.

Lulu Sterling thinks she has it all figured out: with one more year left at NYU, she’s spending her summer interning at her mother’s iconic art gallery, determined to overcome the long shadow of her father’s suicide and prove herself to her critical mother. With her boyfriend, rising artist Brandt Penn, Lulu also hopes she will finally experience the love and desire that have always eluded her. But passion comes where she least expects it in the form of a brilliant, reclusive street artist known only by the tag GoST, and Lulu must decide how much she is willing to risk – and how far she is willing to go — to claim it.

Ruin Me by Jamie Brenner

Happy Valentine’s Day Contest

Happy Valentine’s Day Contest

Enter to win a copy of NOW OR NEVER (A Last Chance Romance) and celebrate Valentine’s Day with a heroine who learns it’s never too late for love.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Upcoming Event: Heating Things Up at the NYPL

Upcoming Event: Heating Things Up at the NYPL

It’s been a rough few weeks here in frozen NYC, but things are finally heating up! As the author of the erotic novel The Librarian (bringing debauchery to The New York Public Library), I am especially excited to be included in a panel discussion about erotic fiction next Wednesday evening, February 12 at … The New York Public Library. I love full circles.

Click here for details

 

 

The Wait is Over

The Wait is Over

I’m happy to announce that Now and Forever, the sequel to Now or Never and the conclusion to Claire and Justin’s love story, is available today wherever ebooks are sold.

NAFNAF

Buy here

It’s all fun and games…until someone falls in love.

Claire longed for romance, and it came when she least expected it in the form of a handsome stranger who helped her fulfill a bucket list of sexual fantasies. But Justin made it clear that their night of passion was a one-time thing, and Claire accepted it. Of course something that hot was too good to last!

When Justin comes back for more, it’s Claire’s turn to say no. Opening herself up to sex was one thing. But love? That’s a chance she’s not willing to take. When Justin won’t take no for an answer, she wonders if there is any such thing as happily ever after. And what will it cost her to find out?