Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Celebrating Jules Bennett's April Release

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating the release of a new Harlequin Desire from Jules Bennett!

We all have passions, right?  Jules Bennett is one of the lucky ones who turned her passion into a career. Writing has always been a nice escape from reality for her and, let's face it, sometimes we all need to get away... even if the trip is in our own head.

Her other passions? She loves her husband and girls more than anything, they're the only things in her life she won't sell for a good pair of shoes or a nice handbag.

Speaking of shoes and purses, they are two more passions of Jules'.  She feels she can wear anything if she has the right accessories. And, yes, books are most definitely an accessory.

Jules loves to hear from readers! Snail mail her at PO Box 396 Minford, Oh 45653 or contact her through her website, facebook or twitter!




Architecture kingpin and expert playboy Zach Marcum knew exactly how to get what he wanted - both on the job and in the bedroom. Until sexy, independent and impossible-to-ignore Ana Clark charged into his life. Her construction company could make his luxury resort project a multi-million dollar reality, but he couldn't risk letting the career-driven siren slip past his defenses. Discovering she was a virgin made the seduction stakes even greater, as Zach crossed the line from business to pleasure...


WIN - Leave Jules a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for one of three autographed copies of FROM BOARDROOM TO WEDDING BED?! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are one of today's winner! Good Luck!


  1. Super congrats on the new release Jules!!!

    I've heard it's already sold out at some stores! That is awesome news!!

    Tell us about the new book and what you're working on now.

    Hope the new book is your biggest seller yet!!

  2. Hi Jules,
    Congrats on your new release. The cover really hooked me. How do you manage to combine all your passions i.e. writing and home life. Would love to hear from you, my email id is ruchitavasudeva6@hotmail.com

  3. Congratulations on your new release and winning the 2010 Reviewer's Choice Award.

    I enjoyed the excerpt for All Work and No Play. What's up next?


  4. Congrats on your new release:) Looks like a fun quick read;)
    How do you decide what to write next?
    What is your favorite genre?


    xiaguan at att dot net

  5. Congrats on the new release. This sounds like a great read!

    How much time each day do you devote to writing to get these books done?

    miztik_rose AT yahoo.com

  6. So, does playboy Zach deserve to debauch Ana? Congrats on the new release. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Jen B.

  7. Thanks for the great Cyber Launch!

    The new book is the follow-up from my October Desire, FROM BOARDROOM TO WEDDING BED? But, it can also be a stand alone, so don't worry if you haven't read the first:)

    The hero, Zach, is an architect who hates suits and sitting behind the desk. He's a hands on, Harley riding, tattoo wearing hottie:)

    This book was SO fun to write!

    As for what I'm working on now, I've just contracted another Desire that will be set around the glitz and glamour of Hollywood movies! Fun, fun!

  8. Jules.. congrats on the new release, it will be on my tbr list to purchase this month...
    Thanks for giving away..


  9. Ruchita, the juggling act is hard at times, but very rewarding. My children know mommy writes books and I have to work, I just do it at home:)

    You're more than welcome to email me through my website www.julesbennett.com I love chatting with readers:)

  10. Anne, HER INNOCENCE, HIS CONQUEST, is my latest (just came out last Tuesday). Right now I'm working on a fun Hollywood storyline. Should be out in 2012!

    Thanks for the congrats on the award! It was a nice surprise;)

  11. Mel S, I normally decide what to write next while writing the previous book. I'll have a spark of an idea that won't fit into the current book I'm working on, so I'll save it for the next:)

    My favorite genre to read is Romantic Suspense and Contemporary.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Mary, my time depends on my girls' schedules. I have a 3 & 5 year old, so I never know what's going on:)

    I tend to get in about 8-10 hours (not all at once) per day.

  13. Jen B, oh yeah:) He's a sweetie at heart and very protective of his own sister, so you know he has a soft spot.

    I've gotten SO many reader compliments on Zach. He's a fave of all my heroes so far! Hope you enjoy him:)

  14. Kathleen, thanks so much! I hope you enjoy the romance:)

  15. Hello Jules!
    Did you approach the heroine differently because she is a virgin? Was she easier to write or more difficult than an experienced heroine? I think the story sounds awesome! Congratulations on your new release!

    user1123 AT comcast DOT net

  16. I did have to make her a bit different. She'd been around cocky men all her life and her father did not set the best example. So, she'd just never had an interest before Zach:)

    They were so much fun to write and when Zach realizes what he's dealing with, his charm turns on all the more!

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  18. great blurb...can never go wrong with a hero name zac...just to masculine...

    my questions is well personal...How many pair of shoes do you own...and how many acutally have been worn once?

    that seems to be the question people ask me so from one shoe ho to the other just curious


  19. Congratulations with your latest book release. Do you select your cover from a wide variety or is it selected by the publisher? If you do not think it fits the reading material how much say so do you have to deny and reselect?

  20. Chele,
    I'm not sure how many I own. At one time I owned well over 100 and I have to say, I don't own any that have been a one hit wonder. I love my shoes and give all of them attention:)

  21. Dave, Harlequin has an Art Department that is in charge of covers. I don't know what I'm going to get until they e-mail it to me. I've loved every cover I received!

  22. Hi Jules,
    Congrats on your new release. I have to disagree about the right accessories. I don't have to wear anything to read a book. Books are a necessity. My question is how to you manage to balance writing and being a mom. I had a hard time thinking let alone creating when my kids were younger.

    1_trouble (at) msn (dot) com

  23. Congratulations on the new release. When you read, what genre do you find yourself reading more of?


  24. This one sounds awesome! I can't wait to read it!! Good luck.

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  25. Hi Jules. Congrats on your new release. Sounds great.


  26. Congrats on the new release, Jules. I need to remember that it's called the Harlequin Desire line instead of Silhouette.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  27. Glitz and glamor - how are you going to research that? Do you get to go on a set or something like that?
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  28. Leni, I tend to read romantic suspense. I love them and can't read enough of them. I also devour the Desire books because I've gotten so close with those amazing ladies and I want to support them:)

  29. Donna, I've never known any other way than to juggle writing and being a mom. It's hard, I won't lie, but I love both jobs and wouldn't trade for anything:)

  30. Martha, thanks so much! I hope you enjoy:)

  31. Crystal GB, thanks so much! Great seeing you here:)

  32. Jane, this is the month for the new name, so it'll take some time for everyone to get used to it:)

  33. Debby, I'd LOVE to get on a set! I'm doing major research and I've contacted a producer to discuss movies and layout:)

  34. Congratulations!! The phrase "expert playboy" conjures up all sorts of thoughts. It tells me about this character in a heartbeat.


  35. Thanks, Marybelle! Zach is an "expert playboy" but he has a soft spot for his family and Ana. He's a man to easily fall in love with...it's a shame he's just fiction:)

  36. Sounds like a fun read! I went over and checked out your website. Very Classy. Love the Author Accessories! So is Kayla's story up next? And just how did someone that loves shoes and purses write a heroine that doesn't spend on the frills?


  37. LOL!It's so hard not to make every heroine just like me who's in love with shoes, purses, hats, jewelry...
    Kayla's story is not up next. My next story will be set in Hollywood around glitz, glamour and the movies (I'm loving this research). I'm hoping to get Kayla's story out, though:)

  38. Hi, Jules! Your book sounds like so much fun--I can't wait to read it.
    I think research is as important in a contemporary story as in a historical one. Did you have someone in the construction industry that you could talk to in order to get the inside scoop? Or did you just pick someone out of a phone book and call them for an interview?

  39. LOL! Saralee, I didn't choose the phone book, but that's a great idea:)

    Actually my husband has a job where he works with contractors everyday and bids projects. So since he knows quite a bit of the process, I asked him most of my questions and what he didn't know, he could direct me to someone who did.