Author Archives: Jayne Denker

About Jayne Denker

Author of contemporary romantic comedies

It’s Coming! It’s Coming! Oops—It’s Here!

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Is this October 1? No it is not. However, Amazon, the Honey Badger of online retail, simply don’t care. So here’s my announcement, a wee bit early (thanks Amazon spoilsports!):

Down On Love new cover seriesDown on Love is ON SALE (!) for 99 CENTS (!!) for the entire month of October (!!!) (And it’s starting early on Amazon, which operates outside the bounds of mere mortals’ time and/or space.)

If you don’t own it already, I really hope you’ll take the plunge and use this fabulously cheap deal to snag the first book in my small-town rom com series, making it a gateway drug to draw you into the rest of the Marsden books. (Hey, I’m nothing if not entirely honest!)

Yours unashamedly,
Jayne xoxo

About Down on Love:

When it comes to love, she’s a professional skeptic. Is it too late for a career change?

If there’s one thing Georgiana Down is an expert in, it’s bad relationships. That’s what inspired her blog, Down on Love, where she gives snarky advice–usually along the lines of “dump him.” In fact, George is abstaining from men all together. At least that’s the plan–until she makes a trip back to her tiny hometown in the Catskills, where meddling is an art form…

George loves helping out with her new baby niece, but she’s counting the days until she returns to Boston. Then she runs into Casey Bowen, her high school crush. The boy she once loved is now a handsome grown man—and suddenly George needs a little advice of her own. She’s in the right place, because when she drunk posts on her blog, everyone in Marsden has something to say about George and Casey. It’s like high school all over again–but maybe this time she’ll get things right…

I Want My Fall TV!

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Did somebody say Halloween party?

I can has Halloween party?

Did you know that in the calendar the ancient Celts followed, New Year’s Eve wasn’t December 31? Nope. Their wheel of the year turned to a new one at midnight on a completely different date: October 31. On the night of Samhain, they believed, the veil between this world and the Other Side was the thinnest, and the living and the dead could pass freely through it. (Ditto on the eve of April 30, before May 1, Beltane, but to a lesser degree.) This was the origin of the traditions that we’ve come to cherish as part of our annual Halloween celebrations, although we tend to give it a much more sinister flourish.

But it’s not time to talk about Halloween just yet—hey, I haven’t even picked my pumpkins, and gods only know where my bat garland is. The reason I’m bringing up the turn of the year is because I think New Year’s in autumn works great. Of course, I can only speak from the northern hemisphere’s perspective, but up here, it just makes sense. The entire vibe is different. There’s so much change going on. I mean, look at it—the weather cools off abruptly (your mileage may vary, of course, depending on your latitude). The landscape changes color (ditto). The kids go back to school.

Oh—and another “new” thing begins: the fall TV schedule.

And here is where I start snurfling and feeling sorry for myself. Read the rest of this entry

Back to School—Woo Hoo! Er, I Love You, Son!

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The other night, around 8:00, I was oh-so-actively-and-athletically lying on my couch with my laptop on my stomach and my cat lying across my neck (yes, she believes that’s her official perch; this apparently implies that I lie on my couch way too much but I’m going to ignore that for now), and I realized that it was looking pretty gloomy outside. Ooh, a thunderstorm, I thought hopefully, because my son and mom and I just got back from two weeks visiting family in Southern California, and although we love and miss our family, we are so over relentless sun and “cool” evenings of 80 degrees.

Then I looked again. Nope. No thunderstorm. What, then? The apocalypse? No again. Well, maybe it is for my 10-year-old: It was merely getting dark. The sun had set. And it was only 8:00. We all know what that means! Summer’s over, bee-yotches! Time to go back to school! Woo hoo!

 

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Guest Post: Romance and Humor Go Hand in Hand

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Try Me on for SizeHappy Friday! I’m excited to turn my blog over to the wonderful Stephanie Haefner, my fellow Western New York author, whose new romance, Try Me on for Size, was published by Simon and Schuster earlier this month. Take it away, Stephanie! Read the rest of this entry

Don’t You Just Love a Good, Satisfying…Interview?

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I say “yes indeed!” I was honored to be interviewed by the kickass author Darke Conteur, and the result is on her blog today. Read the rest of this entry

It’s Here! It’s Here! PICTURE THIS Is Here!

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Yeppers, we got us a book birthday!

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Hey! What Are You Doing Tomorrow Evening?

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Picture This (eBook)Busy tomorrow—that’s Thursday, July 17? Because I’ve got a little sumpin’ going on you  might be interested in. Read the rest of this entry

Aaaannnd Now I’m Good for Nothing Today

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Why? Because this is me:

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I know, I know. Believe me, I know. Read the rest of this entry

Rom Coms Are Dead! (Long Live Rom Coms!)

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Jeeves, fetch tctme my soapbox. I just read a very intriguing piece on The Daily Beast, “The Romantic Comedy Is Dead” by entertainment writer Andrew Romano, and I’m sorry, but I cannot let that shit stand. As a rom com writer (a novelist, not a screenwriter but hey, there’s always tomorrow), I call bullshit and must rebut. Read the rest of this entry

Eeee! Less Than Two Weeks!

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My, how time flies. In only 10 days, Picture This, the second in my small-town Marsden rom com series, the follow-up to Down on Love, publishes! Squee!

I’ve got some plans to mark the occasion, so check back here in a few for all the details!

In the meantime, you can preorder Picture This here!

PT Brace advance promo