RUGGED ROMANCE from Jenna Kernan


DON’T MISS All the Apache Protector Books:  
Shadow Wolf, Tribal Law, Native Born  

The Warrior's Redemption 

Clay Cosen wants nothing more than to put his dark past behind him, but his work impounding free-roaming cattle is creating new enemies. Rancher Isabel Nosie has her own reasons to mistrust him. She loved him once, and she's never forgiven him for her fiancé's death—a death she thinks Clay could have prevented. When someone starts killing her cattle, though, she has no choice but to turn to the best tracker on the reservation.

Soon, Izzie herself is in danger, and Clay's attempts to protect her and clear her name make him a target—and a suspect. Clay risks losing everything: the respect of his family and his tribe, and the woman he's never stopped loving.

Apache Protectors #2

"Why are you here, Cosin?" she asked, refusing herself the intimacy of his first name.
He pointed to a truck parked along her fence line.  "Collecting strays."
Clay worked for Dale Donner, the General Livestock Coordinator.  One of their jobs was collecting strays from all reservation highways, which included this out-of-the-way road snaking along her grazing land.  But she kept her fences in good repair mostly because she could not afford to lose any cattle.  But he was here, working.  Her mouth went dry.
"Strays?" she repeated.
Her cattle were the only ones up here and she was missing more than a few. Izzie had a sick feeling in her stomach.
"You catch any?"
His expression was serious.  "Some."
"How many?"
"Izzie, someone just shot at you.  I'd feel a whole lot better if we had this conversation out of range and behind cover.  I've got room in my trailer for Biscuit."
He remembered the name of her favorite horse.  What else did he remember?  Their first kiss?  The night she let him go a little too far?  Or the day she told him she could not see him anymore?
They rode through her downed fence, the wire lying on the ground.  She didn't see any cattle on the road but she swung down to lift the wire. 
"It's cut," she said.

JENNA KERNAN writes romantic suspense for Harlequin Intrigue, Western Historical fiction and paranormal romance for the Nocturne line. Her work is the winner of the Book Buyers' Best Award and two-time RWA RITA nominee. Jenna has published over twenty romance novels since WINTER WOMAN in 2003.

but for the real scoop, check out Jenna's page about herself !
(pssttt... I want to be her)

ANGI: How often do you get lost in a story?
JENNA:  I read every day unless I'm on a tight deadline.  Lately I've been reading one to two chapters a day.  I love audio books and listen to them as well.

ANGI: Hugh Jackman or Chris Pine?
JENNA: We'll I had to look up Chris Pine, so definitely Hugh Jackman.  I do think Pine is perfectly cast for the new version of Star Trek.

ANGI: Can you tell us about a real-life hero you’ve met?
JENNA: My first year out of college was really rough.  I was going to school part-time, working nights in a diner and was beyond broke.  I never told anyone.  But I must have dropped a hint somewhere because my older brother sent me a check for $50 (a fortune at the time) with a note that read: Here's the money I owe you.  It was a godsend.  Just exactly when I needed a little help, it arrived.  I bought food.  I paid the phone bill and things got better from there.  Years later I asked him about it and asked when I had lent him $50?  He smiled and then chuckled and I realized I never did lend him any money.  That's a hero in my book.

ANGI: Would you rather be in a Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
JENNA: Action Adventure, it's safer.

ANGI: What’s your favorite rerun on television?
JENNA: Seinfeld

ANGI: What's your most favorite thing to do in your state?
JENNA: NYC is a favorite with so much to see and do.  I am also proud to have been born in the Catskills, the oldest mountains in the country, though not the tallest.  We also have a great combination of attractions from Niagara Falls to Ellis Island.  We have mountains, rivers, beaches, the Finger Lakes, Winter Olympics site Lake Placid and near me, the beautiful Hudson Valley.

ANGI: What’s your favorite meal?
JENNA: King Crab, French fries and a Corona beer (or two).

ANGI: What do you like about the hero of your book?
JENNA: Gabe Cosen is the chief of tribal police in book #3, TRIBAL LAW, in my APACHE PROTECTOR series.  I admire his ability to keep everyone safe even at his own expense.  I like his struggle between the need to protect the ones he loves and his need to enforce the law.  His inner battle was wonderfully entertaining.

ANGI: Sand or Snow?
JENNA: Oh, sand and sea and sea and sand.

ANGI: What might we find in your heroine's purse?
JENNA: My latest heroine, Cassidy Walker (Native Born, June 2016) carries no purse.  She's an FBI field agent and carries a wallet, shield, cuffs and personal weapon, just like her male counterparts. 

ANGI: Superman or Batman?
JENNA:  I prefer tortured humans to nearly invulnerable aliens.

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
JENNA: Laurence Olivia and Merle Oberon in Wuthering Heights, 1939

ANGI: What drinks or snacks are always on your desk when you’re writing?
JENNA: Is coffee a snack?

ANGI: Who’s your favorite villain?
JENNA: The shark from Jaws.

ANGI: Hiking Boots or Dancing Heels?
JENNA: Hiking Boots.  Though wearing them does not keep me from dancing.

ANGI: Are you a Star Wars fan? Favorite thing about the reboot?
JENNA: Yes.  I sure am.  Seeing Harrison Ford again is a thrill.

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: What’s one thing from your bucket list?
JENNA’S NAME GOTTA ANSWER: Building a tree house writing studio in a Banyan tree or oak.

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Apache Protectors, book 3
 May 2016

Selena's ears were buzzing. Did that mean she was going to faint? You absolutely are not going to faint. You can’t.
“Was I doing something wrong, Chief?” Her attempt to keep her voice level failed and Gabe pushed back the brim of his hat, giving her a closer look. How did he manage to get more handsome every single year? she wondered as she stared at his ruggedly attractive face.
“You’re flushed,” he said.
“Hot in here. Heater is wonky.” That lie came so easily.
“I see. What’s up?”
“What do you mean?” she asked, keeping her sweating hands on the wheel.
“Your route is finished and you’re heading out. Usually you take the car on errands.”
He had watched her that closely? She had no idea. Now she didn’t know if she should be flattered, furious or frightened.
Should she go with indignation or civility? The indignation won, hands down.
“I don’t think that’s any business of yours.”
Gabe’s brows shot up as he stared steadily back at her. His long nose and flared nostrils reminded her of a wolf on the hunt.
The air of authority did not come solely from his position. She felt it even now, the need to do whatever he said merely because he said it. And that mouth, oh, she had memories of that mouth on her body.


Apache Protectors, book 1

Clay blocked his path.
“Why do you always do this?”
“Do what?”
“Captain says to coordinate with border patrol, you don’t. They say to go left, you go right. Clyne and Gabe tell you to stay home, you come here. They’re shorthanded as it is. It was just a rattlesnake rattle they found. Anyone can get them.”
“But not everyone leaves them inside dead bodies.”


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JENNA IS GIVING AWAY ONE autographed copy of APACHE PROTECTORS, SHADOW WOLF #1 and ONE autographed copy of APACHE PROTECTORS, HUNTER MOON #2 to North America Readers. International winner will receive a digital copy of SHADOW WOLF from Amazon. ENTER using the Rafflecopter app.

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JENNA WANTS TO KNOW: What suspense story kept you guessing until the very end?


  1. Welcome to GLIAS, Jenna...
    I wasn't exaggerating -- your life looks amazing.

  2. Ah, shucks! Nice to be here today. The post looks wonderful, Angi. Thanks so much. I'll be checking in today and responding to comments.

  3. KILL WITHOUT MERCY BY Alexandra Ivy is the most recent suspense book that I read that kept me guessing until the end. I enjoyed both of the excerpts from your books and will be adding them to my wish list. Thank you for the giveaway.

    1. Thanks for the recommendation, Joan. I've already added that one to my GoodReads list!

  4. Oh I love a suspense that keeps me guessing... I know I have read a few, but the titles are not coming to mind at the moment... enjoy trying to figure things out along the story... once I thought the bad guy was between two people... ended up it was someone totally different! :) greenshamrock at cox dot net :) Thanks for sharing!

    1. It's good to be fooled and also to figure it out and get to feel clever!

  5. can't think of any
    don't see a Rafflecopter

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    1. Not sure about the rafflecopter setup, bn100. We might have to pick at random from comments. I'll leave that up to Angi and GLIAS.

  6. Hi Jenna,
    I see you E-Harlequin a lot, so I got your first and second Intrigues. Hope yo read them soon. I am actually reading one of Angi's books now

  7. Hi Tammy. Sounds like a good lineup. Hope you enjoy the Intrigues.

  8. Hi Jenna! :)

    Love the story about your brother sending you $50! What a sweetie!

    *Don't enter me, already have both GREAT books!*


  9. Hi Jenna I don't want to name a specific suspense book I love all equally and I try to keep an open mind so whenever I read them I am shocked at the intrigue and my mind always keeps guessing I find that works for me

  10. Hi Jenna I don't want to name a specific suspense book I love all equally and I try to keep an open mind so whenever I read them I am shocked at the intrigue and my mind always keeps guessing I find that works for me

    1. I love when the author keeps me guessing and turning pages. I have been buying the Intrigue bundles and reading them in the bathtub. Sometimes the water gets cold and I have to top it off so I can keep on reading!

  11. Ooo I forgot my email it's natasha_angel2009@yahoo.com

  12. Ooo I forgot my email it's natasha_angel2009@yahoo.com