Well, this is it, boys and girls, my first blog on the new Tara Janzen NEWSFLASH:BLOG. Mostly it will be me blathering along here, but every now and then I’ll have a guest blogger, run a contest or two, announce books as they come out, and let you know what I’m working on – which for the last few months has been publishing my backlist as ebooks, and revamping and updating the web site.
So far, I’ve gotten ten of my Loveswept romances online and available for sale again as Ebooks:Classic Romances, with three more to go. AVENGING ANGEL is a RITA Award winning book and really hints at where I was headed with my imagination, with its fast-paced action, the hot car in the first scene, and that our hero is packing some real firepower – all shades of the CRAZY/LOOSE books to come. Chapter Three in SHAMELESS is still one of my all-time favorite chapters. I loved it when I wrote it, and reading it again in preparation for the book’s ebook debut was a real treat. The book still touches my heart and is on Romantic Times’s All-Time Favorite list, a real keeper. There a few adventure romances in the Lovewepts – quite a few – especially THE DRAGON AND THE DOVE, DRAGON’S EDEN, and OUTLAW CARSON. And all the books have hot new covers from Hot Damn Designs – thank you, Kim!
CRAZY KISSES is back online as an ebook, and CRAZY LOVE will be coming soon. Both are still available in paperback, both online and in bookstores, at least for now. The rest of the STEELE STREET books, from CRAZY HOT to LOOSE ENDS, are still all available online and from bookstores in ebook and paperback.
RIVER OF EDEN is one of my all-time favorite books, and also another of Romantic Times Magazine’s All-Time Favorite books: “RIVER OF EDEN is one of THE most breathtaking and phenomenal adventure tales to come along in years! Glenna McReynolds has created an instant adventure classic.” Jill M. Smith for Romantic Times. 2002 Best Romantic Suspense Winner
I’ll be excited to get ROE online. I’ll blog about the amazing research for the book when it’s up and running, and tell you about the amazing letter I got after it was published the first time by Bantam Books.
Those of you who first read me as Tara Janzen, might not know that I started out writing as Glenna McReynolds, or that I wrote an epic medieval fantasy/romance trilogy: THE CHALICE AND THE BLADE, DREAM STONE, and PRINCE OF TIME. The books were widely acclaimed, here and internationally, and I’m thrilled to be making them available as ebooks.
Once I get all these books online, I’ll be getting back to what I REALLY love – writing a new book. I’ve got three of them in mind, so we’ll see which one tugs the hardest. I’m hoping to have a brand new story published by the end of the year.
Oh, and one more thing – CRAZY KISSES is on sale until the end of March, for $2.99 – the same price as all my Ebooks: Classic Romances (the Loveswepts).
Until next time – TJ