Multi-published historical author Jenna Jaxon is here today to tell you about herself and her latest book!!
Take it away Jenna!!
I thought I’d give you a little bit of a different post today, by listing ten fun facts about me. Hopefully, you’ll find out some interesting or surprising things about me.
10 Fun Facts About Jenna Jaxon
1. I am deathly afraid of heights. I’ve always been a little scared of them, but it’s gotten much worse in recent years. When I drive over bridges, I stay on the inside lanes. I used to love roller coasters and now can’t ride them at all. And when I ride the gondola ride, I have face forward, hold onto the center pole and shut my eyes. I am not, however, afraid to fly.
2. I have only had six dogs during my life, but I’ve had hundreds of cats. Always been a cat person. Right now the cats in our household outnumber the dog 4 to 1. One of our cats is 21 years old, older than our children.
3. Although I have studied French, Russian, and Gaelic, I can only truly understand and speak English. I remember nothing of Gaelic except how to pronounce the name of an Irish actress and I can say “I am walking to the post office to mail a letter,” in Russian. My three years of high school French have stuck by me more than the others, but don’t ask me to order in a French restaurant.
4. I have kissed the Blarney Stone in Ireland. Good thing I did it when I was younger as you have to lie down and scoot out over nothingness two stories up to kiss it.
5. I performed the role of Maisie, the second lead, in The Boyfriend. I’m a director, not a performer, but something about the role called to me, and I went after it and got it. J
6. I once got locked inside a cemetery after dark. I had been placing Christmas flowers on family graves and thought I had enough time. Not. My husband had to call the police to come open the gates.
7. My husband and I went to Egypt where I rode a camel and went down into a pyramid. I have a picture where the hat I’m wearing makes me look like Indiana Jones. Awesome experience!
8. My parents each had ten siblings. I, however, am an only child.
9. My first publication was a poem called “The Open Door” that was published in the local newspaper when I was in third grade.
10. For a year I fenced competitively and competed in the National Fencing Championship. This was senior year in high school and I wanted to learn how to fight with a sword, but couldn’t be in the club unless I fenced competitively. So I gave it my best shot, although I never figured out strategy and kept forgetting to parry. I did, however, learn three weapons: foil, epee, and saber. It’s come in handy writing historical romances—there tends to be a lot of swordplay in them. I wonder why? LOL
When death holds sway in the world, can even the greatest love survive?
Finally in France, Alyse and Thomas return to their roles as courtiers to Princess Joanna. Their passion for one another continues to smolder hot and deep—until one fateful encounter changes everything.
During a formal banquet, Alyse must share an intimate dance with Geoffrey, her first love. His searing touch proves Alyse’s love and desire for him is as strong as when they first met. Tormented by this revelation, Alyse is bitterly torn between the love of her life and her love for her husband.
Into this agonizing situation, the disaster of the Black Death rears its head, decimating the princess’s retinue and threatening all their lives. Alyse, Thomas and Geoffrey must try to save the princess from the ravening disease but at a dire cost to themselves. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both of the men she loves. But which love will survive?
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Jenna Jaxon is a multi-published author of historical and contemporary romance. She has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager. A romantic herself, she has always loved a dark side to the genre, a twist, suspense, a surprise. She tries to incorporate all of these elements into her own stories. She lives in Virginia with her family and a small menagerie of pets. When not reading or writing, she indulges her passion for the theatre, working with local theatres as a director. She often feels she is directing her characters on their own private stage.
Jenna is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America as well as a member of Chesapeake Romance Writers. Her debut novel, Only Scandal Will Do, is the first in her House of Pleasure series, set in Georgian London. Her medieval novel, Time Enough to Love, is a Romeo & Juliet-esque tale, set at the time of the Black Death.
She has equated her writing to an addiction to chocolate because once she starts she just can’t stop.