Saturday, December 13, 2008

Author Jenna Bayley-Burke

Please join me in welcoming one of my good friends and fellow romance divas, Jenna Bayley-Burke! What’s a romance diva? Glad you asked. :) Romance Divas is an award winning forum and resources site for romance writers. If you haven’t yet checked it out, I highly recommend it. You will not find a more supportive group of writers anywhere, and their collective knowledge on publishing is amazing. Just be warned that the forums can be addicting. (And, no, I’m not on commission from Romance Divas. You need this info later in this post. Read on…)

And that’s where I met Jenna. She writes really fun contemporary romance, and her latest book, The Cinderella Complex, is coming out December 29th. Here’s a little info about it…

She's got the man and the wedding of her dreams. If only love were part of the fantasy. Heather Tindall is forced to temp as a personal assistant until her dream job as an event planner comes along. Worse, her new boss has a penchant of running off new assistants before lunch. Six months into their working relationship, her dedication still manages to surprise him. But her best efforts to protect his personal life can't keep the press from seeing him as anything more than a playboy. Then it dawns on him that the perfect solution is right under his appointment book. Swept off her kitten heels, Heather can't help but accept the proposal of the man with whom she's fallen in love. She hopes that in time he'll come to feel something for her. Curtis is determined not to feel anything, for anyone, ever. He'll do anything Heather wants, but he's not going to fall in love with her. Except that will never do for a girl with a Cinderella Complex.

Sound cute? I definitely think so! And, if you can’t wait until the 29th, Jenna has a free holiday read called First Love, Second Chance available here: First Love, Second Chance

Whenever a new book comes out, the hardest part is promotion. Where to promote, how much, what to say? And at the holidays it can be even more of a challenge. (Trust me, I know about this. Remember my next book Mayhem in High Heels comes out five days after Christmas. Hey, look at that - I slipped a promo in there, too. ;) ) Anyway, back to Jenna… here’s her take on trying to promote a book during the holiday season. Take it away Jenna…



Feeling Grinchy About Book Promotion


Every Diva down in Divaville liked writing a lot...
But that Jenna,who lurked through Divaville, did NOT!
How Jenna hated promoting! She'd written crap all season!
We all know just why. A cute baby girl was the reason.

It might be her head wasn't screwed on just right.
It might be, perhaps, that her hair is a fright.
But I must tell the most likely reason of all,
May have been that her jeans are still two sizes too small.

Whatever the reason, and she has quite a few,
She wound up in December, not spreading any news,
Lurking around the Diva boards with a sad, snarky frown,
She kept hearing other Divas news in their town.

For she knew every Diva in Divaville was stellar,
Each busy now, penning their next best seller!
"And I have a book out!" she whispered unclear,
"I have to get promoting! It's practically here!"

Then she smiled, with her fingers rapidly drumming the keys,
"I MUST find some way to promote my book!" PLEASE!
For soon, I must shout out but not annoy
So everyone will buy it and spread holiday joy!

To sell! Oh, the ploys everyone employs!
Noise! Noise! Noise!
That's one thing she hated! The NOISE!
NOISE! NOISE! NOISE!

But at Divas, fun and hot, all come together for a book feast.
And they'd feast! And they'd feast! And they'd FEAST!
FEAST! FEAST! FEAST!
They would feast on sweet stories, and sexy man beast.
And all would read my book as soon as it's released!


Jenna Bayley-Burke
www.jennabayleyburke.com

6 comments:

Christie Craig said...

Jenna,

You're book sounds fantastic. Congrats!

And thank you for coming to play with us at Killer Fiction.

CC

Refhater said...

Jenna,

I've seen your work on Romance Divas before. I'm looking forward to getting your new book. Congratulations and keep up the good work.

Estella said...

Your book sounds great!

Jenna Bayley-Burke said...

Thanks, all! If only I could actually grinch my way through book promotion!

catslady said...

Oh, I just loved the poem!!! And the book sounds great!

jax said...

Oooh, Her Cinderella Complex sounds awesome! Can't wait to read it Jenna! Congrats on your releases!!!!