About Jeffe Kennedy

Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author with a writing career that spans decades. Her works include non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, and novels. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. Her essays have appeared in many publications, including Redbook. Her most recent works include a number of fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns; the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and an erotic contemporary serial novel, Master of the Opera, which released beginning January 2, 2014. A fourth series, the fantasy trilogy The Twelve Kingdoms, hit the shelves starting in May 2014 and book 1, The Mark of the Tala, received a starred Library Journal review and the June Seal of Excellence from RT Book Reviews. A fifth series, the highly anticipated erotic romance trilogy, Falling Under, will release starting in July. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a very handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Jeffe can be found online at her website: JeffeKennedy.com, every Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog, on Facebook, and pretty much constantly on Twitter @jeffekennedy. She is represented by Connor Goldsmith of Foreword Literary.

Holiday Romance Without the Schmaltz

When I set out to write an erotic holiday story, in answer to a call from Carina Press for an anthology they put together for the 2013 holiday season, I wasn’t at all sure what the story should be. I … Continue reading

Excerpt Monday – Heart’s Blood by Jeffe Kennedy

Dark Secrets, a Paranormal Noir Anthology releases tomorrow. Six award-winning authors bring you this spellbinding collection of stories about dark desires, mysterious worlds, and danger that lurks in the shadows of the night. Where nothing is black and white; where things … Continue reading

Meet My Noir Princess

It’s introduce the characters month here at CRC. Since I have far too many characters to pick out favorites (and, besides, I truly love them all, for different reasons), I’ll go with talking about my upcoming release. I feel really … Continue reading

Food and Sex – Why They Go Together


I pretty much always have food in my erotic romances. First of all, eating special meals together is often a part of courtship, as Jana and Reese pointed out in their posts this week. More than that for me – … Continue reading

Excerpt Monday – Under Contract by Jeffe Kennedy

Under Contract – the third book in the Falling Under series – releases today. The kinkier the sex, the higher the price tag… Ryan Black has admired Celestina Sala from afar for years, her lush body and sensual nature calling to the … Continue reading

Celebrating that Tenth Book Anniversary!

Under Contract by Jeffe Kennedy

This month sees my Tenth Book Anniversary with Carina Press! It’s particularly cool because Harlequin keeps track of such things and I’m looking forward to seeing my name on the list of ten-book authors. Of course, there are ladies on … Continue reading

The Magical Caribbean

I commented on Reese’s post Tuesday, which included Costa Rica, that I love the Caribbean as a place that inspires me. It’s my favorite travel destination – this photo is from Virgin Gorda – and I want to see as … Continue reading

The Talon of the Hawk Release Day!

The Talon of the Hawk

Today is the release day of the third book in my Twelve Kingdoms series, The Talon of the Hawk. You can read an excerpt at the Cafe here from yesterday. I know, I know – it’s not contemporary romance. My … Continue reading

Loving on that Prickly Heroine


        Asking me to post about a favorite TV character sends me into a bit of a spin. I simply don’t watch much TV. The man and I made a deliberate choice nearly twenty years ago to … Continue reading