Friday, January 6, 2012


Sometimes you just have to take a chance. A person cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to loose sight of the shore. Take the time to enjoy life and everything it has to offer. Your time is now. Do not let anything hold you back and do not have any regrets. Things in life happen for a reason.  Just words of wisdom on this Friday night!

Remember nothing is impossible!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Coming Soon....

I just received an awesome review on my book  "Love and Honor". It has renewed my faith that I can do this. My dream is to be a published author and by gosh I will be :) .Now is time to continue working on my new book. I went through my thumb drive today and realize I have 4 books I've started and a new idea for a sequel to Love and Honor.

In the works
1. Lost City, Lost Love
   Paranormal Romance-
2. Desolation, Love unexpected
    Contemporary Suspense
3. Darkness
    Paranormal Romance
4. Wine of the Month Club
5.  Sequel  to Love and Honor "untitled but willing to take suggestions"
     Contemporary Suspense

Coming Soon....

I just received an awesome review on my book  "Love and Honor". It has renewed my faith that I can do this. My dream is to be a published author and by gosh I will be :) .Now is time to continue working on my new book. I went through my thumb drive today and realize I have 4 books I've started and a new idea for a sequel to Love and Honor.

In the works
1. Lost City, Lost Love
   Paranormal Romance-
2. Desolation, Love unexpected
    Contemporary Suspense
3. Darkness
    Paranormal Romance
4. Wine of the Month Club
5. Squeal to Love and Honor "untitled but willing to take suggestions"
     Contemporary Suspense

Friday, April 29, 2011

A Magical Day

What a magical day! I woke up early this morning to watch history in the making. The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  The day was filled with love and tradition. The ceremony was rich with royal history. Prince William looked just like prince charming did in all those Disney movies we as little girls loved to watch. Kate was breathtaking. The whole ordeal was a magical experience I hope every romance writer out there watched. This is what dreams are made of. This was truly an inspirational experience. Fairy tales do exist.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Once in a lifetime The Royal Wedding

I know that every romance reader, writer or enthusiast will be watching the Royal Wedding tomorrow. This is history in the making. What could be more romantic then watching a prince marrying his princess. This is what every little girl dreams of. This is the bases of every romance novel out there, the fairy tale. Watching the wedding could also be good research for those of you who are more into writing historical romance. What ever your reasoning, you should witness the true meaning of romance.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dreams are stories

I highly believe my creativity comes from my dreams. Last night I had a dream about a sexy vampire. Now I know I watch a lot of movies dealing with hot vampires and that may be the reason I had this dream, but I feel it's my duty to write it. So I am going to try my hand at a paranormal romance.  The market is hot so why not try something new, it's hot in my mind so let's get it down on paper. 

Let your dreams be your writing guide. Keep a journal by your bedside. You never know what inspiration might pop up in your dreams.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Still waiting

Thank you everyone for your thoughts and questions. I am still waiting to hear back from Harlequin. My fingers are still crossed and I know everyone still has me in their hearts. I will post when I get an update.

Thank you again for all your support.

Keep on dreaming!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Perfect time to be a writer

After a long hot and steamy night (A/C not working ;) ). I rolled over and tried to focus my tired eyes at the clock radio blinking on my night stand; 5:30am. I impatiently slammed my hand on the snooze button. How can something so small make such an annoying sound I thought to myself. I layed there in my bed dreading the thought of having to start my day. I reached over to the nightstand seaching for the TV remote. I rolled over to my side and turned on the TV. I flipped to the news hoping to catch a glimps of the weather for the day. As I sat up I listened to the first news story for the day. I rolled my eyes as the news ancher told me that gas prices rose another 10cents over night.  I sighed at the thought of paying $4.00 a gallon. The next story the anchor man read was about how food prices were going up.  By this point I felt totally disgusted. How are we suppose to survice if the cost of living goes up but pay does not. I tried to tune out the news as I got ready for my day. As I slipped on my shoes I turned up to see the news again. There was no ignoring the next news story. The government shutting down because they couldn't come to an agreement on a budget. As I reached for the remote to turn off the news I sat and thought to myself. With so much drama and negativity in the world I'm lucky to be a writer. A writer can change the lives of many by our timeless stories. We as writers can help everyday people escape the world that traps them. We have a gift as writers, I am glade that I get to share mine with you. Hopefully I can do for others what many writers have done for me; create and escape.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Amazing Saturday @ Dreaming In Dallas

Dreaming in Dallas was truly that a dream. A dream that I didn't want to end. The conference mentally simulated me like I have never been before. It was electrifying To be in the presence of some much talent I was awestruck.  The highlight for me of course was meeting 4 amazing women. New York Times Bestseller Allison Brennan, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Richelle Mead, Lucienne Diver author of Vamped and Allison Lyons editor for Harlequin Intrigue.                         

With shaking hands and a few stumbled words I got to deliver my pitch to Allison Lyons with Harlequin. She was very sweet and understanding about my nerves which I REALLY appreciated. With 90k Love and Honor was too long for the Intrigue line, She said that my book is more for the Harlequin Mira line. She gave me contact info for Leonore Waldrip, and asked me to send her 3 chapters and my synopsis. She said she would let Leonore know I'm contacting her and to take a look at my work. I am really siked about this.Mira has published....get this...SANDRA BROWN AND HEATHER GRAHAM!!!  I will be submitting Love and Honor this week to Leonore. Please keep up the good vibes everyong has been sending my way. I appricate everyone who has read and critiqued my work. You are my fans as I am yours.

Jennie Bryant

Friday, April 1, 2011

A wonderful night!

Lucienne Diver( Author of Vamped and also my Idol) and Me

The crowd I had to work

Richelle Mead (Author Vampire Academy..soon to be a movie)

Richelle Mead and Me

Candace Havens ( Author of Truth and Dare) and Me
Also the woman who made me realize I need not to fear!

I had such a wonderful AMAZING time at the book signing. I met some great writers, fans, and readers. I felt so star stuck at first! But as I started to talk to people I figured out that they were just like me.  I feel that I've let people see me tonight. I talked to strangers, carried conversations with authors. Totally AMAZING. I know tomorrow will be even better! I am no longer nervous about my 11am meeting! I'm going to sparkle and shine!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Exciting Times

I have had an unbelievable week and it's just the beginning. The past week I've been inspired with so much creative energy. Once I shed the fear of letting the world see what's truly inside of me, it was like a cloud lifted off of me. My eyes are open, my mind free, my heart soaring. I do not know why I was so scared to show the world and it really doesn’t matter anymore. Tomorrow is the start of something new. Tomorrow is the book signing of Dreaming in Dallas. For those of you, who know me; know that I've had a long journey to get to this point in my life. I have volunteered myself to help out the authors who are signing. I'm hoping to meet some great people and make new acquaintances. I love meeting creative people. Creative people inspire me to write and sometimes become my inspiration.

Saturday is the true conference. I will attend many different workshops that will help me on my writing career journey. I will post what I've learned to share with you. The best thing about Saturday will be my meeting with Allison Lyons~EDITOR~Harlequin Intrigue. I am excited and nervous at the same time. Butterflies flutter in the pit of my stomach just thinking about it.

I will keep everyone up to date on the conference and my meeting with Allison Lyons. Wish me luck!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fear is only in your mind....Fear is not real

That statement hit me hard like a rock at my DARA meeting Saturday. We chanted "I'm a great writer, I fear nothing." I  cried when I chanted this. I realized I have been procrastinating with my newest project 2012 : Love unexpected. I've also stalled out on  Love and Honor, by not sending it out in the world.  I am scared. Scared of being a disapointment scared of being a failure. But most of all I'm scared of people seeing the real me.  When I write I'm showing the world my heart and soul. If I fail does this mean that I fail myself?

NO it does not! You only fail if you do not try. That was my epiphany over this weekend. The only thing holding me back is myself. Fear is not real!

Do not let fear take control of your life.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The time is near

Dreaming in Dallas is almost upon us. I have been looking forward to this event for about a year now. To be in the same room with so many talented writers will be a truely breath taken event for me.  If you can not attend the conference, please make sure to make it out to the book signing Friday night.  I will be assisting some of the authors during the book signing. This will be a night to remember. I hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Let's escape

The best thing about writing is the escape I can create from my everyday world. When you read a good romance novel you are drawn into the writers dream world. How lucky am I to be able to explore my own dream world. I love writing scenes where my two lover meet for the first time. How many times have you seen a person that you found yourself attracted to (ie: movie star, co-worker, a guy at the bar you went to last night ;) ). Do you imagined to yourself what you would say to this person to let them know you are interested, the person's reaction, how they would kiss you etc. When you write you can create that world. A private passion between you and that piece of paper.  That's the world of a writer. It's fantasy spilled onto paper. It's a true passion of mine.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Opening for 2012: Love Unexpected

I wanted to share a little snipit of my current work project. I hope you enjoy it.

The sounds of screaming rang in Jessica’s ears as she tried to run down the darken hallway of the office building.  She had to find a way out of the collapsing building before it came crashing down on top of her. She would have to somehow make it to the stairway if it wasn’t already caved in. The florescent office lights flickered above her head making her disoriented. She tripped over a computer monitor that fallen on the floor. She screamed out in pain as she felt something sharp gashing her left leg. Reacting she leaned forward to touch her open wound. She could feel blood gushing out of her leg; she tried to put pressure on her leg when she felt herself falling forward. A rush of people whizzed by Jessica like a herd of animals in a stampede. Jessica felt herself falling fast towards the cold linoleum floor.  “I’ve got you Jess, c’mon we’ve got to get the hell out of here!” a male voice shouted out towards her catching Jessica by the waist. The man quickly pulled her behind him towards the end of the hall

  NOTE: This is still a work in progress :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011


With V-day just around the corner, the air is full of inspiration. Whether or not your in a relationship it doesn't make a difference. You can feel it in the air. I find inspiration all around me this time of year.  I know I've talked to you guys about inspiration on more then one occasion, but this is the key to writing a great love story. It's also something that can be easily lost.  Keep your eyes and ears open and you will find it.

Keep your heart open and the words will come to you!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Intriguing Tag line needed

It's official I will be going to the Dreaming In Dallas conference in April. I'm looking to create business cards to take to the conference. I want to know your opinion on  a tag line for my business cards. Please read my past post synopsis and let me know what you think should be a good tag line. The tag line does not need to come straight from my synopsis. I want something sexy and intriguing, an eye catching line. Please email me at:

Thanks to all my fans!

Friday, January 7, 2011

The new book

My New Years resolution for 2011 is to finish my new book. 2012: Love Unexpected.
I hope to have this done in a few months. There are tons of articles and news out there about 2012 that is fueling my creative juices.  As always my hero is the key to my story. I guarantee you'll fall in love with this character. Strong, smart and sexy as hell!  I hope to have an insert soon to share with you.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Year Wish

2011 will be a wonderful year! I am driven to get my publishing career started this year. I plan on getting my ticket this month for the Dreaming in Dallas conference in April. I plan on breaking out of my shyness and speak to fellow writers and people in the publishing world. I know there are a lot of wonderful workshops that will also help me with tips and tricks that I can pass along to you my fans.

My goal this year is to get Love and Honor published and to finish 2012: Love unexpected.  With this being 2011 I have found mountains of data and stories in my research that I can use for the new book. I can't wait to get this year started off with a bang!

Thank you everyone for sticking by me through the hard times of 2010. This year will be prosperous!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

I just wanted to wish all my fans a Happy New Year! I can't wait for 2011, it's going to be a fantastic new year! I wish everyone the best!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Tips on creating your "hook"

During my workshop this weekend I leared some new tips. One thing I learned about is the hook. You need to grab the agent's attention right off the bat. the hook is the way to do it. Here are 10 sure fire ways in creating a unforgettable hook. Keep in mind the best novels have between 7-9 of these in their one sentence hook.

1. Action or Danger
2. Overpowering Emotions
3. A surprising situation
4. An ecovative description that pulls the reader into a setting or author's voice.
5. Introduction of a unique character
6. Warning or foreshadowing
7. Setting a tone or theme
8. Shocking or witty dialog ( internal or external)
9. Totally unexpected situation
10. Raising a direct question

You will get noticed if you applied some of these rules to your hook.

Monday, November 29, 2010

D.A.R.A Holiday Workshop and Luncheon

Happy Holidays everyone. I've been working hard at my POV problems in Love and Honor. I hope everyone is working hard on their projects. The Dreaming In Dallas conference is just around the corner and we all should be prepared.  A few months ago I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to go to the conference, but now I can. It's going to be a life changing event that I hope to see all my fellow writers out there. 

To get on the right track, D.A.R.A is hosting a holiday workshop that is sure to be out of this world. If you are not a member I would highly recommend joining.

For more information please check out the following link.
I hope to see you all there!

Happy Writing!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Writing stories about romance is a passion of mine. One thing I've learned about myself on this publishing journey is that I'm really not a technical writer.  I have poor grammar that I'm having to go back now and check out closely. My grammar issues deal with using too many pronouns and the wrong adjective's. I suppose it could be worse. These are things you have to pay attention to once you've gotten  your story together before you go to the publisher.  Don't feel discouraged if you too are having these issues. I'll tell you one writer who also has pretty bad grammar and has overcome it to be a New York Best Seller.... Steven King.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Do you use people in your life as characters in your book?

When you write who do you have in mind? Is it someone famous or someone in your life right now?

People say write what you know. I don't always believe this to be true. I write about fantasy to escape and engulf myself in a fantasy world. My characters look like movies stars but a lot of the characteristics of my characters are drawn from people in my life.  My characters are not just one person but an mesh of the best and worst quality's in everyone.  How do you develop your characters?

Are your character's personality based off yourself?  I do not base my characters on my personality. I do put myself in their shoes this is how I can write my characters feelings. This is my favorite part of writing. I love emerging myself into my character, become one with them.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Your creative Passion Unleashed

I've heard many people say that they are not creative. Creativity is a low burning flame inside everyone. It just needs that small spark...a match to ignite and engulf. Once your lucky enough to find that spark you will be overwhelmed with creativity and passion for your writing. The match if you will can come in all kinds of forms. It is also different for other people.  No one can tell you what your spark is, you will just have to find it.

Personally I go through creativity spells I call them.  Dry spells...or Wet spells haha! I find my spark in many different forms. can even come in the form of a look from a stranger.  I never know when that spark will ignite my creativity. 

Since my "down time"  I've had a hard time finding that spark. Last night I watched my favorite TV show and unexpectedly had a scene spark my flame. One of the main characters made  speech that was the most touching thing I have heard in a really long time.

" I just have to say something. You have to just listen to me. I love you Elena. And it's because I love you that I can't be selfish with you. I don't deserve you but my brother does."  then he softly kisses her fore head. Slowly stokes her cheek and runs his fingers though her hair.
"God I wish you didn't have to forget this, but you do"

The passion you saw in his eyes...his tone. It was breathtaking, so much so that I cried. You could feel his emotions in his words. This engulfed me with thoughts about my characters in my new book. Some people may have saw that scene and not get the same feeling. Sparks are different for different people.

What ignites your flames?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Roller coaster of Life

Hi Everyone!!!

Life is like a roller coaster. Everyday people experiencing ups and downs...twists and turns. I am no exception.  My personal roller coaster made me doubt myself and my writing talents. I was "MIA" not only from my blog but also my twitter and D.A.R.A meetings.  The lows I was faced with made me seriously think about giving up my dreams, my book. But like a Phoenix I pulled myself out of the ashes. How could I let my dream die! I have had this dream for years. I am angered that I let myself get so low. I have come so far I can not give up now.
I am still faced with adversities but I'm not going to let it stop me. I will find new inspirations and new fantasies to fuel my creative flames. I will not let the dips of my roller coaster keep me down any longer. I will fly again.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Winds of Change

It looks like life is going to get back to normal. This mean back to my writing career and puting my book and myself out there again. Thanks to all my fans who have supported me and have contacted me. Your words are a blessing to me! Thank you so much for your support. It has ment the world to me.

I love you all!!

Jennie Bryant

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Max finds out what's going on with Sarah

           "Lieutenant Colonel Edwards! What in the hell is going on here?" General Lance McKee's voice thundered hardheartedly. He was standing in the doorway to the guest quarters. Behind him stood Mike, eyes wide in disbelief.

             Max swiftly turned around to face him and saluted. "Begging your pardon, sir!" Lance slapped his hand against his forehead, massaged his temples, and wiped his hand down his face in exasperation. He knew from their previous conversations back at Langley that Max had a lot on his mind, but he never would have expected Max would explode like this. He let out a heavy sigh and grumbled, "Colonel, do you care to explain yourself?"

           Max's eyes were still ablaze with fury. Still stiffly at attention, he stared right through Lance and hollowly replied, " I would like to request a private audience with you right now, sir!"

           Lance simply shook his head and grunted, "This way." He turned and headed down the corridor. Max followed. They circled around to another corridor with quarters and waited for Max to enter, as well. Then, Lance closed the door and sat down at a small built-in desk. He looked up at Max, who was still red with anger, fists clenched. Lance could see the unbridled fury in Max's eyes. He was crazed, staring off into space, refusing to look Lance in the eye. Like Mike, Lance knew all to well that Max had a healthy reserve of temper to turn loose if the situation warranted it. But this is more temper then Lance had ever seen come out of the guy, and it had him worried.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A diffrent side of Love and Honor

I wanted to show a quick snip it of the darker side of Love and Honor.


 The violent bash echoed throughout the house, causing Sarah to jump in terror. "Oh my God!" she quivered in a low voice. She quickly threw on a pair of black boxer shorts and a pink ribbed tank top. Slowly, she crept out of her bathroom and reached for a baseball bat that she had by her bedroom door. She reached for the phone to call 9-1-1. There was no dial tone. "Shit!" she hissed nervously. Her eyes scanned the room for her cell phone, but it was nowhere in sight. She tightened her grip on the bat when she heard another bang downstairs. She had to get to a phone. She quietly headed out of her room and down the stairs. Every single creek made her cringe and tremble in fear. She ducked down, looking the living room over from left to right as she continued her descent, but nobody was there.

Sarah stood at the bottom of the stairs, looking, listening for the  slightest sound. The room was so quiet she could hear the hum of the refrigerator in her kitchen. Suddenly, another sound came from the kitchen. A rustling...movement. The sound trailed down the back hallway. She then heard what sounded like a door quietly open and close...the guest room!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Do not hate the game.

Okay, I know you shouldn't bash people on your blog but I was a little irritated when I saw the news this morning . So much so that I just had to voice my opinion. After all isn't that what blogging is all about?

The news broke that a reality TV personality has decided she wanted to become a writer. She doesn't want to publish a memoir but an actual novel. Okay I have no problem with that. That's totally awesome. Here is what really gets me. The woman has not started writing the book yet and has no writing skills or experience, but  she already has a publishing contract. I can understand if your a movie star and want to publish a memoir. I get that. The person I'm talking about is not a movie star but a reality personality. She's famous for swearing, drinking and sleeping around. People watch her because she's such a train wreck. I do not think it's really fair that she  get to go outside the process when there are so many talented writers out that doing it by the book to follow their dream. I think giving this woman a publishing contract without having a book to publish just because she's on TV is a making a mockery of real writers. I feel it sends a message to the world that anyone can write and  that you don't need talent to write.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A boost of Confidence

In the past few weeks I've lost my confidence in my ability to become a published writer. This will happen from time to time to many of us. My reasoning's had nothing to do with my writing skills but more my personal life experiencing  a small dose of chaos. The other night I got to speak to a writer I truly admire.I got to speak to  her through an author blog chat via a well known publishing company. Although there were many people in the form everyone got a chance to speak.  I debated if I should speak or not, I was getting nervious. I didn't want to blow my one chance on a silly question I had to make it count. I jumped in both feet and went for it.  I didn't have to wait long before I got my chance. I had so many questions  run thought my head but was only allowed one question at a time. My question to this writer was "Can you give any advice to a new contemporary writer?" Her advice was "The opening lines are the most important. Agents are very busy. You have to snag them right at the beginning, You only get one shot so make it count." Of course there was more details but that was the jest of it. I felt as if I was speaking to the President or someone as big. After my chat I realized that even though my personal life is in turmoil I can not let it get me down. I have to keep on pushing for seeing my book on the shelf of Barnes and Nobles is my dream come true. I want to make it happen. Just one glimmer of hope is all it takes.