Books

Novels

Just Joe (Smirk Series, Book 2)
Hey there, beautiful! I’m Joe, just Joe, not like that asshole with a heart of gold, F*cking Frank. Hope you’re not too disappointed that I kept my abs under wraps, I’m no show off. Check out the guns, though, am I right?Really, my abs would have distracted you too much away from my handsome face, and that would have been a travesty. I am the full package—handsome, built, funny, charming. You could say I’m a little full of myself, but I’m just honest. We are always told to build our self confidence and believe in ourselves. Then you agree when someone compliments you and you’re some kind of monster. Wait until you meet Betsy, she’s amazing and I’m sure you’ll love her. She’s a stripper, oh shit, I mean she’s a burlesque dancer. Please don’t tell her I messed that up. She hates when I call her a stripper. She’s also a f*cking genius computer whiz. Betsy hired me and my construction company to renovate her house. I’m a musician but I also really like making people’s homes up to date, plus it pays a shit ton.Bets and I have friend-zoned each other but I secretly have the hots for her. My brother, Jack thinks I’m crazy for just being friends, but he’s only 18 and was raised by me, so he clearly knows nothing.Or maybe he’s the smart one. I think you should get this book and see what happens, or at least get it for the perfection that is the cover, ya know, me.

 

F*cking Frank (Smirk Series, Book 1)
I’m F*cking Frank (yeah there’s an asterisk, worked for that kids book, didn’t it?) and this book is about me and Mikey. You’d probably rather be in Mikey’s head since she’s not as much of an asshole, but unfortunately, the author finds me more interesting. Mikey and I were literally separated at birth, and when we get back together, it’s pretty great. She could do way better, but who am I to set her standards? I make music, she makes wine. Together we mostly argue and f*ck (jeez, even here an asterisk?), so you know, we’re perfect for each other. At least I think we are. She wants to keep it casual and like a jerk I fell in love. She and I f*ck a lot, hopefully it’s enough for you pervs. I mean, Myself? I like a good paranormal with maybe two or three powerful demigods or shifters going at it, but you do you. Where was I? Yeah, so buy this book if you like my abs and that vee thing Mikey swoons over. You could get the ebook version or you could buy the paperback and show my abs off like nature intended. “Hey Carol, what are you reading?” I ask. “Um, War and Peace,” you say and I know you are lying your face off, Carol. You like romance, own that shit! So go ahead, buy this book, read it in three hours, and move on to the next one that will be undervalued by snobs with no joy in their life.

 

Grown Woman
Lia thought her life was going well. A job she loves, loyal friends, decent love life, and a great place to live. When things start to fall apart, she decides on a total shake up. She goes back to school at 30 to change careers and take control of her path. In order to focus on her goals, she attempts to swear off men and relationships. Quickly she realizes this is an effort in futility. She makes fast friends with some classmates and her love life gets interesting. She doesn’t count on Javier. He is young (a lot younger), gorgeous, smart, and throws her off balance. They start out as study partners, become friends, and then things heat up. Lia does her best to keep Javier at bay in her thoughts with other men and her insecurities, but he keeps wiggling his way into her life until she finally gives in. This grown woman knows what she wants, and eventually gets it. 18+ for sexy times and adult situations

 

The Tide is High
Everyone loves to go on vacation. It’s been so long since Kara has taken one she doesn’t remember what it feels like. That ends today. Kara is headed down the shore to her friend’s house for the week and she is ready for relaxation and freedom. She doesn’t have a lot of that in her day to day existence. Work, school, and family take up all of her time. She needs this vacation, she deserves it.Dan loves the beach. He is looking forward to a week of rest and rejuvenation at his cousin’s beach house. As a lawyer, he has a busy life, and after a nasty break-up he needs to have some fun.Kara and Dan have an instant connection. When Dan’s car breaks down, he gets a ride from Kara and is immediately smitten. Who is this mysterious woman, and why has his cousin never introduced them? 

Dan is adorable, Kara is hooked. A little beach fling is just the thing she needed.
Kara is gorgeous. Dan is smitten. A sexy beach romance is just what Dan needed.The week does not go as planned.Remember how it felt to have a beach romance? Two people suspended in time, quick, intense feelings, and warm, breezy nights. Tides ebbing and flowing, low and high. Dan and Kara bring those feelings back, with humor and some twists.

 

Too far to care-2

Too Far To Care
Jane Prior is a bike messenger in San Francisco. Cute, driven, fun but horrible at relationships. When Jane puts her heart out there she gets an unwelcome response, and is crushed. A day later, she meets someone who heals her heartbreak. She and her best friend TJ attend a wedding together and both meet the possible “ones.” The only catch is that they both live thousands of miles away in Ireland.

Niall is a charming, handsome pub owner who’s very loyal to his family and country. He and Jane have instant chemistry, lust and laughs. They decide to try a long distance relationship.

Can Jane and Niall make a really, really long distance work?

Have they fallen far enough?

Novellas

Storm Brewing
Choosing a place to hide out for a few months became far easier when I saw Happy Endings Resort advertised while looking for a rental. I thought it was a little ironic at first, but it also made me feel hopeful.Things have been intense lately. My job, an abusive ex, and a general feeling of uneasiness.A storm was coming so I decided to hide for a while.Here I am, enjoying the beautiful weather of South Carolina, the peacefulness of a small town, but mainly just staying inside. I’ve kept to myself, working, playing video games, and drinking beer. Pathetic, I know.One day, a nosy neighbor sets me up on a blind date and that’s when everything changes.It’s not what you’re thinking, the blind date never shows. Instead, I get stuck in a storm with Nick, a sexy distraction, and all around good guy.That’s when the hiding comes to an end and I’m forced into the eye of the storm. I’m just hoping to make it to the other side with a real happy ending.

 

High Note
Love, like music, is full of highs and lows. Jack is one of the most beloved country stars in the world. Sal is a rock pop goddess at the top of her career. Sal is heartbroken over a recent divorce and Jack’s divorce just seems like a long time coming. They’ve flirted with each other before and it was harmless fun. Now that they are both free, the flirting is definitely heating up and no longer harmless. Sal tries to be the voice of reason but Jack is funny, mischievous, smart, kind, hot, and did we mention hot? The competition heats up for their singing contestants on the number one rated competition show High Note. Jack and Sal are competitive by nature and as Jack fights for Sal’s heart, she fights to protect it. Jack and his magic hands bring Sal to the edge of ecstasy and her concerns melt away. Will their love crumble under the pressures of their failed marriages and celebrity life—or will they end on a high note?

 

Biography

Jen Luerssen grew up in New Jersey and then lived for 20 years in the San Francisco Bay area. She has held various jobs in her adult life. Some examples are nanny, waitress, receptionist, dispatcher, caterer and finally teacher. She spent the past 8 years teaching 4th and 5th graders, until last year when she felt the call to write. It’s been plaguing her thoughts and dreams for years, and those thoughts finally fought their way out.

Jen loves to read, obsessively. She has an unhealthy attachment to her e-reader and is rarely seen without it. She’ll read anything, but especially loves a good smutty or a post-apocalyptic young adult book.

After “retiring” from teaching, Jen sat down and wrote a book and it was the most fun she’s ever had working. She is self-published even though she’s not sure how it works and hopes that people like her stories.

Jen is back in her native New Jersey and lives with her husband and daughter, enjoying suburban life.

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