Archive for August 15th, 2011



Caleb Talbot has been lost since the moment he found out he was a bastard. He ran from everything in his life, including Marah Farnsworth, a woman who tempted and terrified him. But now he’s back in London as the man he called father his whole life is dying. And Marah is back, too… with a new beau. Can Caleb overcome his demons and Marah’s resistance too late? Or will they discover it’s never too late for second chances?






NT: Hi Jenna! Thank you for being my guest today.

When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

Jenna: I think I’ve always wanted to be a writer, from the time I was a kid. I have certainly always written stories, so now I just get the chance to share them.


NT: You have a new release this month. Can you tell us about A Scoundrel’s Surrender?

Jenna: A SCOUNDREL’S SURRENDER is the last in my series “The Billingham Bastards” about three men who discover they are brothers. It also features characters from a much earlier story, LESSONS FROM A COURTESAN, Caleb and Marah.


NT: What inspired the idea for this story?

Jenna: After I wrote LESSONS FROM A COURTESAN, I had a lot of people wanting to know the rest of Caleb and Marah’s story and since Caleb had discovered he was a bastard at the end of that story… well, it sort of fit perfectly into the concept of “The Billingham Bastards”.


NT: Do you have a writing routine? What is your average writing day like?

Jenna: Right now I’m in the midst of moving, so chaos is my average day. But when things are normal, I write every weekday and have a page goal rather than a time goal. I also work on promotional stuff every day too. Since I write under two different names (Jenna Petersen for romance and Jesse Petersen for urban fantasy) I’m generally booked out to a full-time day by the time I’m done.


NT: What was the most interesting thing you had to research and what was the hardest thing to research?

Jenna: Since I’ve written in the Regency period for so many years (over 15 books) the kind of research I do now is very different. It’s more spot research about a specific event during the time or something my character says or does or references.


NT: When not busy writing, what do you like to do in your spare time?

Jenna: Ha! Spare time is pretty nonexistant currently. But when things are normal, I like to read, play video games, I’m a huge UFC fan and I love to spend time with my husband and nephews.


NT: What can your fans look forward to from you in the near future? What are you working on now?

Jenna: I’ve moved away from traditional publishing and am now publishing independently via Kindle and Nook (as well as Smashwords when I can get it to work). This means more books from me and closer together! My new series will be availalbe on September 1st, it’s about a family called The Jordans who are not your average Regency family. The first book, THE SECRETS OF A LADY is September, THE TEMPTATION OF A GENTLEMAN is October and THE DESIRES OF A COUNTESS is November.


NT: If someone has not read any of your books, which would be the one you’d recommend they try first?

Jenna: Several of my books are available from 2.99 or .99 on Kindle/Nook, so they’re a great place to start for a new reader because the output on their end is much lower.


NT: How can readers contact you?

Jenna: Email is really best for direct contact, jenna@jennapetersen.com

I’m also on twitter as @jennaromance and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/AuthorJennaPetersen and I update those all the time so they’re a great way to stay connected.


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