February 11, 2014

~FALLING FOR YOU~Triple the Romance Countdown Contest: 3

Happy Valentine's Day!
Falling for You is out!

It's here! What I've been waiting FIVE years for! That's right. I wrote Falling for You (aka The Inn) in 2009. I began writing this story one week after I finished The Orchard, the first novel I ever wrote. I wasn't sure I could write another novel, and I was still a bit bewildered that I'd completed one. But the story wouldn't leave me, and I had to give Elizabeth Embry her chance. I loved writing Elizabeth and Ryan. They were so different from Alisen and Derick. I loved putting them in Wyoming, where I lived for seven years. I also wasn't following an Austen storyline this time. In many ways, this was the book where I found my voice as a writer. It's fun and tough and cold and warm. Just like Wyoming.

As with The Orchard, there is an element of faith that runs throughout the story, as Elizabeth faces her demons. But, as with my other stories, I try to handle it gently. The characters did a really good job of guiding me along.  I can't wait to share them with you. While Alisen was very open, searching and trusting, her sister Elizabeth is . . . not. I just love this story!

Falling for you can be found in paperback and Kindle at Amazon, and Deseret Books and Seagull Books, online and in stores.

To celebrate, I'm giving away TWO copies of FALLING FOR YOU, and with each book I'm including a hand-crocheted scarf made by me!

So soft and warm...
Where do I get the time, you may ask? I don't know, I haven't figured that out yet. But rest-assured, when my books arrive, there will be scarves!

To enter please share this blog post on Facebook , Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, your own blog, in emails. Be sure to let me know how you shared. You may "like", "share" or "retweet" my own posts. That counts! I'll be watching, too. And please, feel free to mention my upcoming book launch! What's a party without happy people? And treats? I would love to see you there!

Contest will close on Tuesday, February 18th. That will give you lots of time to enter. The more you share, the more entries you earn!

~Triple-the-Romance Book Launch~

DAY: Saturday, February 22
TIME: 11:00am-1:00pm
WHERE: Fort Union Deseret Books
Midvale, Utah

**I've also been invited to do an interview on The Good Word podcast on Thursday, February 20th. The podcast recording takes place at 10:45 am, and then it is immediately followed by a book signing at the downtown Eborn Bookstore at 254 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City.**

Stop by! It'll be fun!

February 5, 2014

With All My Heart is out! Triple the Romance Countdown Contest: 2

This one is SO FUN! Anita Stansfield. Sheryl C.S. Johnson. Me. Want a teaser? Okay, I'll give you a teaser. From HANGING BY A MOMENT, as Kendal returns from the ladies room:

      Lila turned, saw Kendal approaching, and smiled. Big. She thumbed toward a figure in a ball cap pulling a huge duffel off the conveyor. He reached again for some kind of bulky equipment wrapped in a tarp and duct tape. His T-shirt fit him well. Really well. Nice tan. Nice . . . but it wasn’t like Lila to check out guys at an airport.
      Kendal raised her eyebrows at Lila in question, but when the guy settled his luggage and tugged off his ball cap, revealing short, dark blond waves, Kendal knew why Lila was smiling like a kid in line at a carnival.
      Bret McCray had arrived in St. John’s. And he was looking right at Kendal.
      He grinned. He could still pull off that reddish scruff of facial hair. Dang. “Hello, Magic.”
      Oh, good. College nicknames. She smiled. “Hello, Bret.”

Yay! I love this one.

WITH ALL MY HEART: LOVE UNEXPECTED is available at the following websites, and at Deseret Books and Seagull Books stores. It's being pushed nationally (not LDS or inspirational themed) so I'll let you know where else it shows up.


Deseret Book

In the meantime, how about a contest? I'm making this one simple. Everyone worked so hard for that last one! All you have to do is share, tweet, retweet, blog, pin, just POST this book and either link above. I already have a post to share on FB at Krista Lynne Jensen, and watch for a post to retweet on Twitter. Easy peasy!

Authors love to give these books away, but the way these contests help us the most is by spreading the word. Even if you plan on purchasing the book (thank you so much) a share will still help more than you know. And you could win a second book to give away yourself! Win Win!
Congratulations to the winner, Nikki Lewis! Thanks for playing, everyone!

And some other fantastic news: THE ORCHARD is a Whitney Award finalist in the Romance category! Thank you to those who nominated and voted! That was a delightful surprise.

And don't forget! My book launch is Saturday, February 22!

~Triple-the-Romance Book Launch~

DAY: Saturday, February 22
TIME: 11:00am-1:00pm
WHERE: Fort Union Deseret Books
Midvale, Utah

January 27, 2014

A Timeless Romance Anthology: Love Letter Collection

HERE JANUARY 28, 2014 at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

It's here! I'm so excited! The beginning of the Triple the Romance countdown!
Hmm, that's a good name for a contest . . .


I'm giving away one ebook copy of A TIMELESS ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY: LOVE LETTER COLLECTION, and I will call the contest . . . 

*Congratulations to Evelyn Hornbarger who won the contest! Thanks everyone!*
This is such a fun way to kick off the next month! Each week until the Triple the Romance Book Launch on FEBRUARY 22, I will give things away! Just give them. *makes swirly magic fingers* Like, I can almost grant wishes. So, in order to be entered into this week's contest, you must perform 3 (THREE) tasks. These are:

1) LIKE my Facebook page. Here you will be kept up to date (even much better than on this blog) on all the writerly things happening in my little world of writing things. *note: If you've already done this not only are you super cool but you are that much closer to being entered.

2) SHARE the cover of this beautiful ebook, The Love Letter Collection, on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, your own blog, in emails to your family and friends or book club, etc.

3) LINK to information here about my TRIPLE THE ROMANCE BOOK LAUNCH. The more, the merrier. The link is: http://kristalynnejensen.blogspot.com/2014/01/i-hope-everyone-had-wonderful-holiday-i.html

*TIP: Post the picture with the link to the book launch attached.

If you complete all three of these noble tasks, you will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of A TIMELESS ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY: LOVE LETTER COLLECTION!

THEN, come back here and *in the comments section, let me know what you did! It's the best way for me to keep tabs of all entries. And, if you feel like you'd like to SHARE again within the week, that will gain you a bonus entry.

*Okay, most of you are just letting me know by Facebook, so that's accepted, too. :)

Do you need more incentive? Well, I will give you some!

About the Anthology
A Timeless Romance Anthology: Love Letter Collection

Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Love Letter Collection. Readers will love this collection of six novellas—three contemporary and three historical—all with one thing in common: Romance.

In Maggie’s Song, a charming story by Karey White, Maggie Jensen is part of a trio of best friends with Lucas and Dan. Together, they own and run Wild Country Hiking Tours. When Lucas returns to the company after getting his college degree, Maggie realizes that the crush she had on him as a teenager has now blossomed into so much more. But Lucas still treats her as one of the guys, and Maggie worries that if she tells him her real feelings, their relationship will be damaged forever.

In Just Fly, Krista Lynne Jensen's captivating novella, Wren is faced with the devastating news of her grandfather's death. But when her mom finds a mysterious letter from a woman named Dot in Seattle, Wren decides to visit the woman herself to deliver the news in person. Wren learns of the bucket list Dot and Gramps had put together with the help of Dot's grandson, Seth, and Dot challenges Wren to take her grandfather's place in completing the list. Before the week of adventure is over, Seth has impressed Wren in more ways than one. But is that enough to overcome Wren's fear of losing those she loves?

How to Rewrite a Love Letter, an enthralling novella by Diane Darcy, high school teacher Julie Ashburn believes she’ll never live the “event” down in which she wrote her true feelings in a love letter to Principal Dane Parker, and he laughed out loud, mocking her. Now that her honors English students want to write love letters for the school fundraiser, Dane turns down the idea flat. Julie tries to convince him that it was her students’ idea and not any sort of payback. But when a student writes a fake love letter from the principal to Julie, everything gets even more mixed up, and both Julie and Dane are caught up in a series of misunderstandings that might be impossible to sort out. 

In Sarah M. Eden’s delightful story, A Thousand Words, Shannon Ryan has been waiting half a year to be reunited with her fiance, Patrick, with only the letters between them keeping their relationship alive. He finally sends for her after securing a good job with the Sidney newspaper, and she can’t wait to be reunited with him, swept up in his arms and thoroughly kissed. And of course, married as soon as possible. But when she arrives at the train station, there is no Patrick waiting for her. Shannon must discover if the man she loves still has feelings for her.

Between the Lines is a sweet romance by Annette Lyon. Jane Martin is intelligent but extremely shy, especially around men. When the Aid and Cultural Society proposes a letter-writing program, Jane signs up, hoping she can find true friendship. The program doesn’t run as smoothly as expected, and unknown to Jane, one of the men in her city becomes her writing friend. Thomas Allred has always known shy and quiet Jane, but reading her letters written to his secret persona, opens his eyes to what an amazing woman she is. The only trouble is, Jane doesn’t know that the man who she is falling in love with through letters is also Thomas, the man who is falling in love with her in person.

In the enchanting novella, Blackberry Hollow, by Heather B. Moore, Lucy Quinn travels to England to inspect her inherited estate. Unfortunately, as a resident of New York and nearly engaged, Lucy needs put the house on the market. But first, she wants to learn more about her ancestors. What she doesn’t expect is Calvin Bevans, the man living next door. The two families have been divided by a misunderstanding decades old, and when Lucy discovers a set of love letters, she learns the truth. As Calvin helps her unravel the hidden secrets between the two families, Lucy finds that she has more reasons to stay in England than to return to New York. And Calvin is at the top of that list.

How's THAT? It's a really fun book. I'm so delighted to be in a compilation with these other authors. This ebook series is available for Kindle and Nook.

Contest will close at 10:30 PM on Friday, January 31st. I'll announce the winners on Saturday. Then, on Monday I'll post the next contest! I know, it's magical.

January 8, 2014


I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I enjoyed it very much. So many things to be thankful for, and so many amazing things happening. A Happy New Year to all!

Enough with the chit-chat. TA DA!

~Triple-the-Romance Book Launch~

DAY: Saturday, February 22
TIME: 11:00am-1:00pm
WHERE: Fort Union Deseret Books
Midvale, Utah

Don't they look pretty lined up like that? Whether you'd like one or two or all three, come see me at the beautiful Fort Union Deseret Books store. I'll have treats and bookmarks and of course, books to sign. Falling For You and With All My Heart are paperbacks, and the Timeless Romance: Love Letter Collection is an ebook, available soon at Amazon.com. 

What a month for romance!

Stay tuned for a contest you don't want to miss out on. Three winners will be chosen!

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