Jen Talty

About Jen Talty

Welcome to my World! I’m an Award-Winning and Bestselling Author of Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, and Paranormal Romance. DARK WATER, book 2 in the NY STATE TROOPER series hit number 10 in Barnes and Nobel overall. THE BLIND DATE hit number 1 in the Contemporary Romance/Kindle Worlds List on Amazon. JANE DOE’S RETURN won both THE MOLLY and the BEACON before being published by the WILD ROSS PRESS. I first started writing while carting my kids to one hockey rink after the other, averaging 170 games per year between 3 kids in 2 countries and 5 states. My first book, IN TWO WEEKS was originally published in 2007. In 2010 I helped form a publishing company (Cool Gus Publishing) with NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer where I ran the technical side of the business through 2016. I’m currently enjoying the next phase of my life…the empty NESTER! My husband and I spend our winters in Jupiter, Florida and our summers in Rochester, NY. We have three amazing children who have all gone off to carve out their places in the world, while I continue to craft stories that I hope will make you readers feel good and put a smile on your face.

Finders Keepers!

I remember being a little girl and other kids around me would find things and say, “finders keepers losers weepers.” I always found that to be strange saying when my parents taught me that if you found something valuable, you aways try to find the owner.

I’ve done a few writing workshops where every authors is given the same prompt and yet, when you read the stories, they are very different. One such exercise had been done at my local RWA meeting. The prompt was this: You walk into your hotel room and what to do you find? We had everything from puppies, to naked men, to a computer, to an ominous note, to a dead body, and more! It was very interesting to see how each writer took the same sentence and ran with it in totally different directions.

Since then, I’ve wanted to do boxset based on a similar concept and I came up with, what if you looked inside your purse and found something that didn’t belong to you? What is that item? I told that idea to Casey Hagen and Finders Keepers was born.

We have eight talented authors who contributed to this set. Each one picking a different item. Each story going in a different direction. We have some contemporary stories, suspense stories, and romantic comedies. A little something for everyone. You can’t go wrong with this set. Pre-Order your copy today! 

Welcome to Finders Keepers where Possession is 9/10ths of the law and it has never been so sweet…or scandalous! Curl up with eight romances where each heroine discovers a surprise in her purse that sends her on a wild ride to her happily-ever-after.

Open the clasp and see what’s inside!

USA Today Bestselling Author Jen Talty: What started as a reunion ends in a deadly twist and an unexpected finish.

USA Today Bestselling Author Casey Hagen: Mama always warned her that her sense of adventure would only lead to trouble. Tall. Dark. Delicious. Trouble.

Nicole S. Patrick: He’d cracked the wall around her heart.

Stacey Wilk: When a chance encounter warms the heart and lights the way home.

Rayvn Salvador: Their past is the key to everything, but the move to unlock the future has yet to be made.

Lisa Ricard Claro: When the past and present collide, love can be a real killer.

Robin Stone: He lost his true love. Will he ever find another?

Judy Kentrus: Their journey to love is battered by secrets from their pasts.

Available only on Amazon.

 

The Complete NY State Trooper Series AND a New Release!

For a limited time, I’m offering the complete NY State Trooper Series as a collection for only .99. The first book in the series: In Two Weeks is the first book I’ve ever wrote and it was also the first book that I ever published back in 2007. It was originally published with Triskelion and was titled Right In Front of You. Sadly, only days after release, the publisher went bankrupt.

That was my first lesson in resilience in publishing.

I have had to reinvent myself a couple of time and just as soon as I think I’ve got it covered, something in publishing changes, and I find myself having to adjust my plans.

But there is one thing that has never changed and that is the reader. Without the reader, I don’t exist. I’m constantly trying to give back to my readers. That’s why I put the NY State Trooper Boxset together. When I worked with NY Times Bestselling Bob Mayer at Cool Gus Publishing, we ran on the philosophy that backlist isn’t backlist to readers who haven’t read it before. Wow. That’s a mouthful, isn’t?

One of the things I often do in my books is use a setting that I’m intimately familiar with. In the NY State Trooper Series, I set all the books in Lake George, NY (except the latest novella). In the first book, our heroine lives in the cottage house that my family rented when I was a young girl. Her brother owns the local pub that was in our backyard. In Dark Water I have our heroine living in a trailer park up in Hauge, NY where I’ve been many times. Deadly Secrets is set in the village of Lake George and I have the heroine living in a row of houses that my family rented when I was a teenager. Murder in Paradise Bay, well, I have a dead body in Paradise Bay, a bay in Lake George that my family often hung out in. But also, the heroine’s family home is model after a big white house on Assembly point that friends of ours used to live in. I sort of take a detour in the next book To Protect His Own because our hero and heroine live on a farm not far from Lake George. This farm is not based on any farm that I know of. But as we move on to Deadly Seduction I take us back to the village of Lake George and to a restaurant that I used to love to go to when I was a kid. I put an apartment over the top that in real life doesn’t exist. Hey. It’s fiction. Finally, in When a Stranger Calls, I bring us back to the original location of the first book. Only, the house our heroine lives in was an old abandoned cottage when I was a girl and the mobile home the hero lives in was actually my next door neighbor, only in the book I moved it to a different street.

Recently, I wrote a novella that I set in Florida, but it’s about a NY State Trooper. The title is His Deadly Past. It is included in the complete boxset.

Last up, I have a new release coming up on June 11th that is up for pre-order. I’m super exicted about this novella. It’s the 4th book in the Out of the Wild series. It’s titled: Rough Edge. I hope you’ll check it out!

Root Canal’s, Dentists, and romance?

So, this week I had to have TWO root canals. TWO. Now, I’m not a fan of dentists. As a matter of fact, I’m terrified of them. I’d rather have a colonoscopy than go to the dentist. Well, that’s not entirely true. I’m one of the few people who get violently ill when doing the prep…so.

Anyway, there isn’t anything sexy about going to the dentist. Or is there?

In my novella, Playing with Fire, which is in the Unforgettable Charmers Boxset my heroine is a dentist. She’s super cute. Smart. But coming off a bad relationship. Her neighbor is a firefighter who also has a fear of dentists. So much so, he tried to avoid them at all costs. He’s even had the hygienist help him escape after having his teeth cleaned.

That is until he breaks a tooth.

Heather, our heroine, is very good at her job and not only manages to get our reluctant hero into her chair, but she steals his heart.

I’m always asked where I get my stories. And I always answer: From my life! Sort of.

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Destination Weddings…Cruise Ships…Dark Past…Wicked Imagination!

At the time of writing this blog post, I was sitting on a cruise. It was a working cruise with the Florida Romance Writers. I gave a workshop and participated in two round tables on self-publishing. But, I also had lots of fun in the sun!

I found it fantastically fitting that there were a couple of weddings on the ship because on March 31, 2019, A Night She’ll Remember is being released. My contribution to this amazing boxset is His Deadly Past.

The story starts out with NY State Trooper who is in rehab for his bum knee. He’s got the hots for his therapist, who doesn’t date any man in uniform. She has her reasons. On his last session, Jasper Miles talks his beautiful therapist, Ashley Riggs, into a drink. While she meets him for that one drink, she tells him, sorry, but just don’t date cops or patients.

A few months later, he attends a destination wedding where Ashley is the made of honor. Sparks fly, but quickly squelched when her ex-boyfriend shows up at the wedding, putting a damper on her weekend. Her ex also has an axe to grind with Jasper.

But there’s more…when a deadly secret from Jasper’s past is revolved, it puts Ashley in grave danger and Cade has to make a choice.

His past.

Or a future without Ashely.

This book was so much fun to write. It finaled in a couple of contests before being published and it’s an extension of my bestselling series, The NY State Troopers. I hope you’ll check it out.

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