Monday, 30 September 2013

What's Doing

Check out my blog tomorrow! I am taking part in Evernight Publishing’s 3rd Birthday blog hop. There are lots of prizes to win.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Weekend Reading

Title of book: Arms of Serenity
Name of author: Donina Lynn
Genre: Contemporary
Main characters: Nick is ex-military, built, sexy, and emotionally damaged by the guilt he is carrying over the loss of one of his team members. Becca is a simple, small-town girl who refuses to believe she needs love to be happy. She learned her lesson long ago that love only means a broken heart and being left exactly where you started -- alone.
Setting: Modern day, Poconos
Length: 52K
Synopsis: Nick and Becca are emotionally damaged. They desperately need someone to show them how to let go of their pasts and that love is possible as long as they are willing to let it in. Will they be able to find what they’ve been missing in the Arms of Serenity?
What's Hot?: masked hook-up at a masquerade ball




Title of book:  The Men of PUMP 2: Hit It Hard

Name of author:  Alex Carreras

Genre: Male/Male Contemporary Erotic Romance

Main characters: Garrett Kross, Kip Hayes, Mateo Carrasco, Brandon Bliss, Darek Gorski

Setting: PUMP gym in Tampa, Florida

Length: 31,207 

Synopsis: It’s not the running of the gym that consumes most of Garrett’s time, but the staff. Now he’s in a relationship with Kip, and his co-owners at PUMP, Brandon and Mateo, are happily dating, everything should be perfect. All bets are off where the young, gay, and horny in Tampa go to get PUMPED.

What's Hot?: Jockstraps and toys

Buy link:




Title of book: The Ravishment of Rosie
 
Name of author: Rosemary J. Anderson

Genre: Erotic Romance M/F

Main Characters: Caleb Black Marie Biologist, Tall, six foot four, black hair, jet black piercing eyes and chiseled jaw, the epitome of an Alpha Male. Arrogant and demanding, and the leader of a Scientific Expedition bound for Antarctica.

Rosie Florence Robinson, petite, blue eyed blonde and as innocent as the day she was born, cook on the scientific Vessel led by Caleb Black.

Setting: Modern day, Scientific Vessel bound for Antarctica.  

Length: 37,058 words

Synopsis: Thrown together on a Scientific Vessel, biologist Caleb Black and cook Rosie Robinson meet, and sparks fly. Fighting him at every turn Rosie clashes horns with Caleb in the day but finds satisfaction in his arms at night. A steamy adventure in the icy, enchanted world of icebergs and glaciers.

What’s hot?: Sex over the table in the ships galley



Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Wednesday Writing - writing tip

Writing tip of the month:


If you are having problems remembering whose point of view you are writing any particular chapter (or scene) – write the name of the character at the beginning of that section for quick reference.

Monday, 23 September 2013

What's Doing

This is the second in this series talking about the most popular posts on my blog – the next is - ‘Fictional BDSM versus Real-life BDSM’. There were six posts on this topic in total. A few people contacted me after saying they were new to BDSM and how helpful they found them.

By far the most viewed is the first in the series on ‘European BDSM’ (391 page views), followed by ‘The Dom/sub look’ (161 views). The other posts in that series were on the ‘Age of submissives’, ‘Jealousy’, ‘Behaviour’, and ‘Falling in love’.

I thoroughly enjoyed writing these and analysing how I write the BDSM in my books compared to whether it really happens and the conclusion was that, whilst I had to do a fair amount of research to make sure what I was writing about was realistic, my readers want the hero and heroine to fall in love and to be good-looking and young and these don’t necessarily happen. The reader wants the fantasy with a hint of realism.

Next month – promoting other authors

Jen



Friday, 20 September 2013

Weekend Reading

This weekend's reading recommendations for you: Enjoy!



Name of author: Lily Harlem

Genre: m/m/f

Main characters: Laura - late 20's, single, photographer, looking for a good time. Josh, late 20's, hunky fireman, gay, never been with a woman, married to Nick for 10 years. Nick, 30's, successful architect, previously married to Cheryl now married to Josh.

Setting: Thatched cottage in the Costwolds.

Length: 60k

Synopsis: Nick and Josh are celebrating ten years married. Nick encourages Josh to spend one night with a woman so he 'knows what it feels like'. Josh is up for the challenge especially after Laura catches his eye. But will one night be enough for them? Can Josh really just have one taste of a woman? And is Nick as repelled by the opposite sex as he thinks he is? Only time will tell, as will a clandestine liaison in a barn, a savage storm and a shocking dice with death.

What's Hot?: Josh losing his virginity! Angry sex. Make-up sex. Threesome sex in every combination imaginable!

Buy linkhttp://www.amazon.com/The-Glass-Knot-ebook/dp/B009OR4LDW/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376209081&sr=8-1&keywords=the+glass+knot+by+lily+harlem






Title of book: Kaylee's First Crush

Name of author: Erin M. Leaf

Genre: Rubenesque, May/Dec, Erotic Romance, MF

Main characters: 

Kaylee Paulson: Long brown hair, light blue eyes, 22 years old. She's a bit curvy and a little nerdy, but she's just graduated from college and is ready to face the world. If only she hadn't got stuck in Chicago in a huge snow storm…

Hugo Valtree: Brown hair, brown eyes, 35 years old. He used to teach high school English, and then his father died, leaving him the company and the money and all the headaches. He stuck in Chicago in a storm when he runs into a former student of his, the one he couldn't forget...

Setting: Modern day, Chicago in a snowstorm.

Length: 20,000

Synopsis: The last person Kaylee expects to run into when her flight is cancelled is Mr. Hugo Valtree, her favorite high school teacher. She’s grown up, but he’s still out of her league: he’s inherited his father’s company, making him a billionaire. She’s still shy—what can she possibly have to offer him?

What's Hot?: What could be hotter than losing your virginity with your high school crush?







Title of Book: Her Knights in Black Stetsons, Smalltown USA book 1

Name of Author: Shae Shannon

Genre: western erotic ménage BDSM

Main Characters: EmmaLee Anderson  5 ft  7 in 140 lbs long brown hair, large brown eyes, curves, 24 years old, who is down on her luck and has been in love with the three brotherly guys she grew up with since puberty.

Dixon Dennison- Oldest of the Dennison brothers at 28, mysterious, wild, shaggy dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, goatee, 6ft 6in 270lbs ripped, with a dominating personality and a stubborn streak. When he walks into a room, everyone can feel it.

Jase Dennison- baby of the Dennison brothers at 25, sweet, brown short hair, dimples, blue eyes 6ft 4in 250lbs, ripped, with an easy going, care free persona.  He is the first to crack a joke, and the last to lose his temper.

Lyndon Dennison- The middle brother at 26, short hair, honey eyes, 6ft 5in 265lbs ripped, chiseled features, high cheek bones and definition.  He also has dominating tendencies, but not as extreme as Dixon.  With a more serious approach to life, he keeps the other two grounded.

Setting: This takes place in a modern day tiny country town, where everyone knows your name and your business. 

Length: 68,326 words

Synopsis:  From pigtails to curves, EmmaLee has grown into a woman the Dennison boys can’t ignore.  They have held her heart since childhood, can they face their feelings and return her love?  With a psycho ex boyfriend holding her captive, will her knights in black Stetsons find her before time runs out?
  
What's Hot: 3 cowboys, hot sweaty and nekked with nothing but their cowboy hats on roping and riding in a triple penetration rodeo!

Buy link: www.bookstrand.com/her-knights-in-black-stetsons

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Wednesday Writing - Character Profile

Character profile (this follows from last month’s character profile of Luke and the reason I highlight both of those is that I recently submitted the sequel to this book to the publisher and Retraining the Dom will be out later in the Autumn.


Name – Ann/Annabel (the latter is her BDSM name)

Book – Retraining the Sub

Love interest – Luke/Lucas (she originally jilted him at the altar)

Age – 29 (21 in opening chapter)

Hair/eyes - brassy honey-blonde hair dead straight to the tip of shoulder (used to be very long, brown and wavy before she took up BDSM), brown eyes

Height/weight - 10 inches shorter than Luke, say 5ft 3in. Now nice legs and body but used to be very thin.

Looks – Happy to show off her figure.

Other – She is ticklish! Afraid to trust, to let anyone control her.

Review from The Long and the Short of it Reviews

Retraining the Sub is fast paced and filled to the brim with bratty sub antics and a Dom that is determined to have the last word.

The tension in Retraining the Sub was well done. The trust and abandonment issues were prevalent and you could see how early events in the book shaped the character growth of Lucas and Ann. The fact that they both ended up at the same club trying to work out their issues was interesting, as were the exercises Lucas put Ann through to strengthen her skills as a sub. The dialogue was strong and the sex scenes were terrific. Writer Jennifer Denys did an excellent job of expressing to the reader exactly what was taking place, especially in the ménage scene.

The cover art on this book was absolutely yummy. Master Lucas clad in leather pants, a studded belt and a single tail whip was sexy and made me want to read this book before I even knew what it was about. Sour Cherry Designs did a superb job.

If bratty subs and the Doms that tame them are your game, then Retraining the Sub will be right up your alley.

Buy links:





Monday, 16 September 2013

What's Doing?

Something you never knew about me:

I nearly drowned as a five year old when my brother’s girlfriend took me to the swimming pool (my first visit) and told me to jump in. Which I did, not realising there was a shallow end and a deep end….

It was like something from ‘The Water Babies’, I saw bubbles rising in front of my face and then a big hand came down to pull me up!


Jen

Friday, 13 September 2013

Weekend Reading

Here's some more weekend reading recommendations for you:

Title of book: Sharing Nicely Name of author: Victoria Blisse
Genre: Rubenesque, Action and Adventure, BDSM, menage
Main characters: Kelly – A club owner with dark curly hair and curves, late 30’s, a little messy at home but the consummate business woman at work.
Darren, Scouse Mobile phone app Billionaire, ginger hair, broad shouldered with bright blue eyes, very cheeky, loud and brash.
Greg: Dark haired, dark eyed and tanned telecoms Billionaire, Darren’s biggest rival. Stark, stern but with a wicked sense of humour.
Setting: Contemporary London with jet setting visits to Paris and Venice!
Length: 50k
Synopsis: Kelly meets two eligible Billionaires and they both want her, they share nicely at first but then their tactics become dirtier and darker in an attempt to win over her affections. Which hot, dominant man will win her heart?
What's Hot?: MMF ménage scene with two hot guys and Kelly, sex in a posh lingerie shop changing room, a man beneath Kelly’s dress at a Venetian Masked ball and a quickie in the back of a water taxi!




Title of book: Little Black Dress
 
Name of author: Scarlet Chastain

Genre: GLBT - Lesbian

Main characters:
Giselle: French dress designer. Giselle is the epitome of style and grace. She’s not afraid to go after what she wants. 
Jamie: American IT geek at a crossroads in her life. She’s trying to make a living in Paris but in over her head because she doesn’t know the language or culture.

Setting:  Modern day Paris, France

Length: Approx. 13,000 words

Synopsis:
Never underestimate the power of the little black dress...

Jamie’s a duck out of water with her low maintenance style and New York accent. Her unsuccessful sales pitch almost sends her home, until an unlikely relationship blossoms as a beautiful dress designer takes Jamie under her wing. Repressed passion is unlocked with the help of a little black dress.
What's Hot?: Red hot lesbian sex






Title of book: The Journal (No 1 in Her Master’s Voice series)
 
Name of author: Liv Honeywell & Domitri Xavier

Genre: BDSM

Main characters: Marcus, 40, Dom, Livia, 35, sub

Setting:  Modern day apartment

Length: 17k

Synopsis:

Does her Master know what she has done? And can she find the courage to tell him?

As eight o’clock edges ever nearer, Livia waits, trembling; uncertain what will happen when she comes face to face with her Master.

What will be the price for her moment of disobedience?

What's Hot?: The book is written by a real life dominant male author and a submissive female author writing each scene from dual points of view. It contains caning, face slapping and gags and shows a punishment in a Master/slave relationship.


Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Wednesday Writing - Retraining the Dom

Exciting news. Retraining the Dom is finished and has been accepted by the publisher! It should be out next month.

In the meantime, just to remind you Retraining the Sub is the first in this two parter about Luke and Ann.

Synopsis: When submissive Ann misuses her safe word yet again she has to attend a retraining program. However, the only Master prepared to train her is Lucas, the man she jilted eight years previously.
  
It becomes a battle of wills to see who will lose control-the battle being about trust.

As for Retraining the Dom this is about Trey and Olivia (the heroine’s name was chosen by you readers in a competition last year!)

Synopsis: Trey has to go on Club Allure's Retraining programme, but he is too strong a Dom to be controlled by another Dom. Olivia is a mature, experienced Domme hiding a submissive streak. Can she tame Mr Control himself or will she be tamed instead?

Watch this space for the book cover and further details on release date.

Monday, 9 September 2013

What's Doing? - Second Anniversary

I have just passed the second anniversary of becoming a published author! Two years already - and don't forget to check out my anniversary competition. There's only two days left to take part! 

 


Just Good Friends (book 1 of Friends & Acquaintances series – a romantic comedy with light BDSM)

The Submission Challenge (book 2 of Doms & Acquaintances series and cross-over characters with Friends series - BDSM)

Friendly Seduction (book 2 of Friends & Acquaintances - romantic comedy with light BDSM)

Submissive Training (book 2 of Doms & Acquaintances – BDSM)

Friend or Foe (book 3 and final of the Friends & Acquaintances trilogy – romantic comedy)

The Sub who Switched (book 3 and final of the Doms & Acquaintances trilogy – BDSM)

Wife for Three (book 1 of Duoterra series – sci-fi/futuristic – ménage)

Chasing Emily (book 2 of Duoterra series – sci-fi/futuristic – ménage)

Collared by Wolves (book 1 of The Haunt of the Wolves series – paranormal/werewolves – ménage)












Retraining the Sub (book 1 of the Battle of Wills series – BDSM)

The Last Werewolf (book 1 of the Weres of Europe – paranormal/werewolves – ménage) written with co-writer Susan Laine






Guest blogs/interviews (I’ve probably done others!):






For Lea Barrymire with a character interview for Collared by Wolves - http://leabarrymire.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Jennifer%20Denys






For Sh! women’s sex emporium about writing sex scenes - http://sex-toys-blog.co.uk/can-you-admit-that-you-write-about-sex

For Erin Leaf’s ‘Tantalising Tuesdays’ - http://erinmleaf.com/2012/05/08/tantalizing-tuesday-with-jennifer-denys/

Some reviews:

For Friendly Seduction from Coffee Time Romance

I loved, loved, LOVED Friendly Seduction! At times I found myself sighing because of the pure pleasure Matt took in discovering Lissa's body. Other times, Ms. Denys had me laughing so hard at the less-than-stellar sexy performances that the words seemed to be jumping around on my eBook Reader. Reading this book was such a pleasure and I enjoyed each erotic encounter, whether it was pure sexual or had the humorous scenarios that made me fall in love with this tale. I want to read more by this author and I can only hope that her other stories will grip me from the getgo like this one has.


For Submissive Training from Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I kept imagining myself in Kat's place as I read this story. What an adrenaline rush being blindfolded for the first time in a room full of potential subs and Doms looking for new trainees. If only I knew where to find clinics like the one in this story, I would be all over it! The author gives a great take on what it is like to be vulnerable when you are newly introduced to the lifestyle and how overwhelming it can be for some. The jealously and possessive instincts Ben feels for Kat are fun to imagine as he tries to be harsh and she constantly shows her determination. Even when he tries to say no to her, he simply melts when she embraces her place. While it is a quick read, you will not be disappointed! Spankings, threesomes, subspace, oh my! I can't wait to read more as this series continues!


For Retraining the Sub from The Long and Short of It Reviews

Retraining the Sub is fast paced and filled to the brim with bratty sub antics and a Dom that is determined to have the last word.

The tension in Retraining the Sub was well done. The trust and abandonment issues were prevalent and you could see how early events in the book shaped the character growth of Lucas and Ann. The fact that they both ended up at the same club trying to work out their issues was interesting, as were the exercises Lucas put Ann through to strengthen her skills as a sub. Ann's overall journey was harrowing, but I wanted to hear less complaining. The dialogue was strong and the sex scenes were terrific. Writer Jennifer Denys did an excellent job of expressing to the reader exactly what was taking place, especially in the ménage scene.

The cover art on this book was absolutely yummy. Master Lucas clad in leather pants, a studded belt and a single tail whip was sexy and made me want to read this book before I even knew what it was about. Sour Cherry Designs did a superb job. If bratty subs and the Doms that tame them are your game, then Retraining the Sub will be right up your alley.


For The Last Werewolf from Delphina Reads Too Much

The Last Werewolf was a very different were story. Not just because of the non traditional relationship, although that is not very common. It was different because the writers really took into consideration the animal nature of a were. There were subtleties throughout this book that really made it seem more like it was about weres than it was about people who happened to have a magical ability to change once and while. I really enjoyed that about this book.


I also enjoyed watching the characters struggle with who they were and who they wanted to be. Each character was very different from the other and they all had things they needed to work through or decide. Watching them do this as they dealt with the "evil" that you know has to be in any good were story was so spellbinding that I read this story in one night. I was so tired the next morning, but it was worth it.


For The Submission Challenge from a reader's review on Amazon

I have read so much rubbish recently! I usually prefer US writers of erotica but the last few books I have read have been by British authors. Some have been co-written and I have been wondering why it takes two people to write such drivel. I am happy to say Jennifer has renewed my faith in UK writers. This was a lovely story and I want Jon for myself. Lucky Becca! The book was well written and edited and I read it quickly because I wanted to find out if it was a HEA although from the tone of the story I thought it would be. Just my kind of book. I loved it."

Friday, 6 September 2013

Weekend reading

Here are this week's weekend reading recommendations. Enjoy!




Title of book: Mated Forever


Name of author: Michaela Rhua
Genre: FF Shifter Romance
Main characters: Louisa, 20s, independent, strong, rejected by shifter community, curvy, caramel skinned, slender, blonde, Jorie, 20s, trying to find her way
Setting: Modern Day, country setting, small town
Length: 11k
Synopsis: The full moon is always a time for danger and mating. Jorie is on the run and in grave danger. Being rescued by Louisa brings safety and a new temptation. As the girls act on their feelings, and passion overtakes them, they are unaware of the danger surrounding them both.
What's Hot?: FF sex




Title of book: Nash's Niche

Name of author: Raven Mcallan

Genre: Regency

Main characters: Nash, early 30's Third son. Mischievous, hard working, and likes to be in charge. Felicity, mid 20's. free spirited, strong willed and fighting for her rights.

Setting: Regency England. London, Rutland and Devon

Length: 34k

Synopsis:  A chance meeting at a masked ball leads to explosive and unforgettable sex for Felicity and a stranger. Reunited under dangerous circumstances, they realize they have to fight for their love—Felicity is promised to his brother. With the future of the country at stake and unsure who to trust, can their love endure?

What's Hot? Tattooing each other. Spanking, intrigue and death.

Buy Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/nashs-niche-by-raven-mcallan




Title of book: Ready for Him
Name of author: Tanith Davenport
Genre: BDSM
Main characters: Jade, 20s, black and green mohawk, tattoos and piercings, martial artist/Will, 20s, dominant billionaire, green-streaked blond hair, slim and athletic
Setting: Contemporary, Las Vegas hotel
Length: 15k
Synopsis: In Las Vegas for the triple wedding of her best friends, Jade interrupts a mugging in progress and subdues the attacker. The victim turns out to be Will Vandenmeer, billionaire and owner of the premier BDSM club in NYC. He offers to induct Jade into his world, but is he ready for her?
What's Hot?: BDSM scene with chains and clamps