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Guest Blogger: Jenna Bayley-Burke (Contest)
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Remember! The Three Signed Books Contest continues. Find the details here! ~DD

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The Reading Rush

My Mommy Wine Club friends think I must read very fast. It’s funny for me because to my online circle of avid romance readers a book a week is a crawling pace. It’s all about perspective.

I learned to speed read in high school, and it did make college textbooks easier to plow through. I still like the technique for non-fiction, but I like to enjoy my novels. I like to read them slow, chapter by chapter, a small sip of loveliness before I fall asleep each night.

Which, as any romance reader will tell you, is not always the best idea because there are some stories that you literally cannot put down and the next thing you know, the clock has hit single digits and you’d rather drink a pot of coffee tomorrow than set the story aside tonight.

In my latest book, For Kicks, the heroine learns to speed read at the beginning of an extended business trip and winds up using her time in airports, planes, and hotel rooms to explore interests she never had time for. Astrology, diet, knitting, Tarot, origami, reflexology…if you can find it in an airport bookstore, she’s liable to pick it up. My former expense account and I plead the fifth on where the idea for this little habit came from.

For a chance to win a $5 e-gift card to Amazon or B&N (which you can use to buy own copy of For Kicks)…tell me, what have you always wanted to learn about? Why don’t you do something to learn more about it today?

Catch up with Jenna on her website, blog, Twitter (@jennabb), or Facebook.

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If the shoe fits…run with it!

Breeze Cohen senses something is missing from her life, but her career doesn’t leave time for anything but retail business strategy—particularly the upcoming product launch for her cornerstone client, Nitrous.

No way is she going to let live-for-the-moment Logan Chandler tarnish her professional reputation. Even if the ex-athlete poster boy for Nitrous makes her heart pound like she’s run a marathon.

After surviving a near-fatal accident, Logan doesn’t want to waste a minute of life. It’s meant to be lived, ravished, enjoyed—and there’s no one he’d like to ravish more than Breeze. There’s a deep pool of mutual desire beneath her icy façade. He can feel it every time they touch.

When a training snafu at Nitrous launches Breeze into damage control, Logan is ready and waiting to lace up and take her for a run on the wilder side—if he can catch her.

Warning: Side effects may include a desire to melt chocolate with body heat, spontaneous phone sex, and an intense drive to find loopholes in your workplace fraternization policy.

9 comments to “Guest Blogger: Jenna Bayley-Burke (Contest)”

  1. merriedth
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      · January 25th, 2012 at 10:02 am · Link

    Well I would love to learn a foreign language…I don’t have time to actually learn unless you count watching the occassional Dora cartoon with my daughter…lol :lol:



  2. Becky Ward
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      · January 25th, 2012 at 11:35 am · Link

    I always wanted to learn knitting and origami. I started to learn origami about 10 years ago, but never did become very good at it. Knitting my sister’s mother-in-law was going to teach me, but I moved to another state before I could learn from her. I have pick up books on learning to knit, but haven’t had time to try it yet.



  3. tammy ramey
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      · January 25th, 2012 at 2:45 pm · Link

    i have always wanted to learn more about archeology. it’s what i wanted to be at one time when i was growing up. in fact the history channel is always programmed to record something that i think is interesting. i am also always searching the net about articles and news i heard about discoveries.

    i think it is fascinating to try and understand how people lived and got along or didn’t. :)

    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com



  4. elaing8
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      · January 25th, 2012 at 10:24 pm · Link

    I always wanted to learn to play piano.I was told once I had the fingers for it.maybe one day when I have more time for it.



  5. Mary Preston
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      · January 26th, 2012 at 3:28 am · Link

    Does learning about magic count? I don’t mean new age, just ancient lore more I suppose.



  6. Joanne B
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      · January 26th, 2012 at 10:26 am · Link

    I always wanted to learn how to knit and crochet. When I was little, my Nanny tried to show me but as I am left handed, she tried to show me in a mirror. I just got confused and stopped. Maybe one day, I’ll try again.



  7. Fedora
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      · January 26th, 2012 at 3:54 pm · Link

    How fun, Jenna! I’ve always been curious about speedreading, but figure that my pace is fast enough so haven’t pursued it :) Hmm… I’ve always wanted to get better at knitting, but haven’t made time! Maybe this year, after the garage is cleaned out!

    Congrats on For Kicks!



  8. ELF
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      · January 27th, 2012 at 2:30 am · Link

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to draw…one of these days I will take a class. I am also left-handed and taught myself to crochet…the knitting is a bit more hit and miss.



  9. Jenna Bayley-Burke
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      · February 7th, 2012 at 6:06 pm · Link

    Congrats to Fedora – my little one chose your number from the Bob The Builder hat. Email me at jbayley at hotmail :mrgreen: