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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jenna Petersen  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

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Petersen lives in Bloomington, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Petersen's journey as an author truly began when her husband told her she was only happy when she was writing. He was right, as always. She loves history and happily-ever-afters, so writing historical romance is a perfect fit. When not writing, she enjoys reading, making fun of reality television, and spending time with her cats (who truly believe they are children). She currently lives in the Midwest, where she dodges tornados between chapters.


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Titles At Your Library

Scandalous
ISBN: 0060798599

Avon. 2005

Katherine Fleming has lived her life without even a hint of indiscretion. So she is devastated to discover the nobleman she's engaged to has a secret he's kept from her: a wife! Suddenly Katherine's enmeshed in a scandal that has the ton buzzing—and forced to accept a most unconventional proposal from the notorious seducer Dominic Mallory, her faithless fiancé's brother… and precisely the sort of rake she has sworn to avoid!

Charming and dangerously sensual, Dominic has desired the stunning beauty from the first moment he spied her. Now, with Katherine's reputation in tatters, it's the ideal opportunity to bed her—though it will take wedding vows to do so. But can a rogue be reformed by the unleashed passion of a normally reserved lady? And can a marriage made for all the wrong reasons flame into the love match of the season?

From London With Love
ISBN: 0060798610

Avon. 2006

Three of London's most admired and desired ladies—these women share more in common than grace, beauty and charm. Each with their own special talent, together they are three of England's greatest spies.

From the Desk of Lady M

Meredith Sinclair is one of my best agents. She is stunning, witty and resourceful. She sparkles at every gala and can conquer any man with a whisper and a smile.

Her target: Tristan Archer, Marquis of Carmichael. Known as a proud and powerful member of society, he also once saved Meredith's life. She should trade on her seductive wiles and their prior relationship, if necessary.

Her mission: To uncover a treacherous plot and bring a potential traitor to justice.

Potential weaknesses: The dashing marquis's bold, intimate caress. His devilish good looks. And his devastating kiss that could bring even the best spy to her knees . . .

Desire Never Dies
ISBN: 0061138088

Avon. 2006

Lady Anastasia Whittig is a true lady in every sense—and an absolute master at code-breaking. She has never operated in the field, yet I feel confident this beautiful, talented agent can triumph in the face of even the most dire peril.

Her mission: Working with master spy Lucas Tyler, she must expose the mastermind who is attempting to bring down our secret organization. She must maintain a strictly professional relationship with the admittedly attractive Tyler throughout, for even a hint of scandal could compromise their operation.

Potential weaknesses: Ana can be most passionate when provoked. And Tyler is a seductive scoundrel who's never failed to win a lady's confidence.

The temptations of this man might prove irresistible . . .

Seduction Is Forever
ISBN: 0061138096

Avon. 2007

Daring, beautiful, and fiercely intelligent, Emily Redgrave has always seemed to me to be invincible. But after her recent encounter with a deadly assassin, I believe it is best for both Emily and this agency if her next assignment poses less risk of harm to her nimble body.

Her mission: She must do everything in her power to defend Grant Ashbury, the very powerful—and very handsome—Lord Westfield, against the nameless, faceless enemies who seek his utter destruction. Unbeknownst to Emily, Grant will be engaged in his own mission for the Crown—to protect her.

Potential difficulties: Destined to chase each other in circles around London, Emily and Grant will be easily frustrated . . . and easily distracted by every flicker of passion between them. Though it could put them in danger, a seduction will be nearly impossible to resist.

Lessons From a Courtesan
ISBN: 0061138142

Avon. 2008

Lesson #1: Every man loves a mystery.

A scandalous siren called "Ria" has electrified the ton. Every gentleman in London desires her

every woman envies her. And they are all desperate to know the secrets of the tantalizing, seductively beautiful courtesan. All except Justin, the Earl of Baybary. He knows all about Ria. He learned every inch of her tender skin, every taste of her luscious lips . . . on their wedding night.

Lesson #2: No man can make you lose control . . . unless you let him.

Though theirs was an arranged marrige, still Victoria surrendered to passion and gave herself to Justin completely. When he left her alone the next morning, she swore she would never again let him into her bed. Now, though she has other reasons for returning to the city, she enjoys tormenting Justin, letting him see the way other men lust for her. But keeping herself from him is such exquisite torture . . . and forgiveness will lead to an ecstasy unbelievably divine.

Her Notorious Viscount
ISBN: 0061470813

Avon. 2009

Beauty and her beast . . .

Viscount Nicholas Stoneworth is infamous—even being mentioned in the same breath with him is enough to ruin a lady's reputation. Why, the man's spent years in London's underworld pursuing every sort of vice while parlaying his hard muscled body into fame and fortune as a fighter! With his brother's untimely death, Nicholas must assume the title and relearn the civilized ways of the ton . . . and proper Jane Fenton is more than willing to teach him everything she knows.

Circumstances may have forced Jane into the role of ladies' companion, but she knows the danger of associating with a notorious man like Nicholas, a man who could tempt any woman into certain scandal. But her brother disappeared into the same underworld four long years ago, and if she transforms the libertine into a gentleman, he will use his connections to find him. Still, Jane will not—cannot—lose control. She must ignore the promise of sinful pleasure in his eyes . . . and her own wild desires desperate to break free.

What the Duke Desires (The Billingham Bastards Series)
ISBN: 0061470821

Avon. 2009

In What the Duke Desires, Jenna Petersen launches the first installment in her passionate new romance series about the illegitimate sons of a notorious duke brought together by love and deception. The Duke of Billingham must find a proper wife and continue his family’s exalted name—but the woman he desires may be the most unsuitable bride of all . . .

The Unclaimed Duchess (The Billingham Bastards Series)
ISBN: 0061934992

Avon. 2010

“For passion, drama and pure escapist fun, read Jenna Petersen!”
—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author

“Jenna Petersen neatly combines equal measures of dangerous intrigue and sexy romance with exceptionally entertaining results.”
Chicago Tribune

The Unclaimed Duchess is the second in popular author Jenna Petersen’s passionate new series about the illegitimate sons of a notorious duke brought together by love and deception. No one combines desire, adventure, and danger better than Jenna Peterson—and if you’re a fan of the novels of Christina Dodd and Elizabeth Boyle, you will absolutely love The Unclaimed Duchess.


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