Do you like contemporary romance that’s sexy, funny, and still has a lot of warmth? Then you’ll love my featured author today. She’s Jenna Bayley-Burke, and she writes for Mills & Boon and Samhain Publishing.
Jenna’s first book was Just One Spark, which according to Cataromance is a “romantic sizzler which is packed with passionate love scenes, delicious humor, and exhilarating romance!”
Sounds like my kind of book! Cooking Up A Storm followed, along with several single title romances from Samhain. All of Jenna’s books got great reviews, emphasizing her smart, sexy writing, appealing characters, and humorous elements. Here’s what what RT Book Reviews had to say about Jenna’s bestselling romance, Compromising Positions:
“This thoroughly enjoyable romantic comedy has likable characters and a smart, spitfire heroine…Bayley-Burke delivers a really fun read.”
Luckily for her readers, Jenna has two new books out right now. The first is an e-book called For Kicks.
Here’s the book blurb:
Breeze Cohen senses something is missing from her life, but her career doesn’t leave time for anything but retail business strategy—particularly the upcoming product launch for her cornerstone client, Nitrous.
No way is she going to let live-for-the-moment Logan Chandler tarnish her professional reputation. Even if the ex-athlete poster boy for Nitrous makes her heart pound like she’s run a marathon.
After surviving a near-fatal accident, Logan doesn’t want to waste a minute of life. It’s meant to be lived, ravished, enjoyed—and there’s no one he’d like to ravish more than Breeze. There’s a deep pool of mutual desire beneath her icy façade. He can feel it every time they touch.
When a training snafu at Nitrous launches Breeze into damage control, Logan is ready and waiting to lace up and take her for a run on the wilder side—if he can catch her.
Warning: Side effects may include a desire to melt chocolate with body heat, spontaneous phone sex, and an intense drive to find loopholes in your workplace fraternization policy.
Romance Divas calls this book: “a little spicy, a little sweet, and very fulfilling.”
Jenna’s other book is Private Scandal, which is out in print.
This book got 4-1/2 stars from RT Book Reviews, who called it “as juicy as a soap opera and more fun than a day at the beach!”
Here’s the blurb for Private Scandal:
Three months ago, Megan Carlton had the world on a string. That was before the man she loved took over her family’s hotel business and wiped out a family fortune it had taken generations to build. And before she caught him kissing another woman.
Her only solace: the secrecy of their affair saved the family from public scandal, and kept her embarrassment private. Meanwhile, with a mountain of self-confidence to rebuild, she trades her Manolos and late-night parties for coffee-stained sneakers and early morning barista shifts.
Brandon Knight had everything he ever wanted—then the woman of his dreams disappeared without one word of explanation. When he finds Megan serving coffee, he wonders if the socialite is suffering from amnesia. A hot venti to the chest proves she recognizes him. But she’s got the situation—and him—all wrong. All he has to do now is prove it.
That sounds like total fun, doesn’t it? You can visit Jenna’s website to read more reviews, and to find out all about her books. She’s got excerpts too, so be sure to check those out.
For my readers today, Jenna is giving away a copy of Private Scandal (I really want to read this one!). To be eligible to win, just leave a comment. Since Jenna’s heroine in this book is a barista, let’s talk coffee. What’s your favorite coffee drink? Do you like a mocha latte, a soy latte, or just a plain old cup of coffee? Or maybe you prefer tea? Whatever, let us know what’s your choice of hot beverage. One person who comments will win a copy of Jenna’s book.
27 thoughts on “Guest Author: Jenna Bayley-Burke & Giveaway!”
I enjoy coffee, but a perfectly brewed cup of tea will be my first choice every time. My family love nothing better than a cup of tea & a chat.
Mary, I always switch to tea in the afternoon and evening. Seems much better for winding down.
I love coffee… but it has to be decaf since I am really, really sensitive to caffeine…. My favorite is decaf caramel latte… taste better than hot chocolate!
Your book sounds terrific btw!
Jenna’s books do sound great, don’t they?
Y’all are sweet
I love coffe to get my day started but my favorite is a mocha frap.
Amy, I have to avoid those types of drinks – Id be pounding them back all day, once I got started!
I know what you mean, thats why i only have them once in awhile and there from starbucks so there also too expensive to have them all the time but its still my fav kinda a comfort drink 🙂
When I worked retail I had 3 of them a day. It wasn’t until I got a desk job that I thought about how many calories that is. But they are so pretty with the swirls of chocolate and the flavors…sigh. I miss them.
I not a coffee drinker normally, but I do like a frozen coffee with caramel. I’m hot bloodied, so coffee always made me sweat. Thanks!
That happens to my husband too, Shelley!
For yrs I could not live without my coffee and my coke cola’s. After I had chemo they no longer tasted good (even chocolate) and I switched to hot tea. Now I do drink coffee ocassionly but drink several cups of hot tea daily. I love mocha or french roast coffee and trying all the wonderful flavors of tea and back to my chocolate.
I have added this great book to my wish list and looking forward to reading. Thanks for the oopportunity to enter giveaway.
Miss Kallie, I hope you get your taste buds back, better than ever! But tea is a wonderful, healthy, and comforting drink, isn’t it?
I love tea…I even have a tea cabinet in the kitchen…OK, it is because it is this skinny cabinet that doesn’t really fit anything…but about a dozen kinds of tea!
Coffee girl here — we are able to buy locally roasted coffee and grind our daily pot each morning… but in a pinch — head to McD’s!!
Cate, McD’s has pretty good coffee these days! But we have a Keurig at home, so that’s what we mostly use.
I have Keurig jealousy. But, I have a Miele Nespresso machine that I won from Better Homes & Gardens. Best espresso ever…so I can’t justify a Keurig.
I had Jasmine tea this morning (so good I made extra for iced tea with lunch) My coffe of choice lately has been a coconut latte — made with coconut milk! Very decadent.
Wow, Jenna! A coconut latte sounds great. Do you make that yourself?
I’m a hot chocolate fan myself…. And who can pass up on marshmallows!!
BTW- I loved Comprimising Posistions!!! So sweet!!!
I was waiting for someone to bring up hot chocolate! Yum!
Coffee is too strong for me. I always get jittery when I drink it. I do love a nice cup of Earl Grey when I want to warm up. I just moved to Seattle where there are coffee shops EVERYWHERE. I feel like a fish out of water. LOL
Seattle is like ground zero for coffee shops!
I like iced coffee.
I am really more of a hot chocolate person than coffee. I think coffee is kinda blech! Hahaha thanks for this great chance!
I like different sorts of flavoured latte’s.
I don’t like hot drinks. I drink java chip frappacinos and panera’s frozen mocha, even in cold weather.