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Janelle Denison

Janelle Denison

No one does hot and sexy better!

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Physical intimacy
Lust and desire
Emotional expression

About Janelle

It’s hard for me to imagine that I’ve been writing romances for over twenty five years now! I started when I was only twenty one, just after I got married to my first husband, Don. Reading romances – and then writing them – came about as a result of having too much time on my hands. When I first married my husband Don, I was working a regular nine-to-five job and he worked swing shift, from four in the afternoon until midnight. It wasn’t an ideal schedule for newlyweds, and in order to pass those hours when I was alone, I started reading romances. Eventually I tried my hand at writing them too.

It took me five years and dozens of rejections to make my first sale to Harlequin. It then took me another two and a half years (and more rejections!) to sell my second book and yet another two years before I finally sold to Harlequin Romance and Harlequin Temptation. At the time, writing for both Temptation and Harlequin Romance provided me with a wonderful creative outlet for both my modern, ultra-sexy stories, and my warmer, traditional romances. But as the years passed, I realised how much I enjoyed writing the sexier stories and streamlined my career so that I was no longer writing the sweet traditional romances, and focused on the sexier stories for Temptation and Blaze.

Being a writer often consists of being deep in deadlines, writing proposals (growling at the husband to fix a glitch in the computer so I can get back to work!), perusing contracts, line-edits (stressing over a scene that won’t work or characters that just won’t talk or co-operate with my plans for them!), galleys, art-fact sheets, promotion, and other publishing paperwork – but I wouldn’t trade all the craziness in for pantyhose, rush hour traffic, and a nine-to-five job again. Writing is hard work, but I find the rewards are well worth the effort. Fan letters are one of those priceless rewards, and can keep me on a high for days! I hope you enjoy my books and if you would like to get in touch, you can find me at my website, or on Facebook or Twitter.

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