Jenna grew up in south Louisiana, amidst romantic plantation ruins, haunting swamps, and timeless legends. It's not surprising, then, that she wrote her first romance at the ripe old age of six! Three years later, this librarian's daughter turned to romantic suspense with Jacquie and the Swamp, a harrowing tale of a young woman on the run in the swamp and the dashing hero who helps her find her way home.
Since then her stories have grown in complexity, but her affinity for adventurous women and dangerous men has remained constant. She loves writing about strong characters torn between duty and desire, conscious choice and destiny.
Prior to being published, Jenna was a Golden Heart finalist and a double winner in the Silver Lining and TARA's First Impressions. She also won the prestigious Winning Beginnings, the Marlene, the Laurie, the Heart of the Rockies, Ignite the Flame, and Southern Heat, which brought her in contact with the editor at Silhouette who purchased her work.
When not writing stories brimming with deep emotion, steamy passion, and page-turning suspense, Jenna spends her time with her husband, two cats, two dogs, and a menagerie of plants in their Dallas, Texas home.
Jenna loves to hear from readers! She can be reached via email.
When Night Falls by Jenna Mills released on Jan 17, 2011 is available now for purchase.
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All I can say about When Night Falls is *WOW*! Now I know why Romantic Times gave it 4-1/2 Stars and a Top Pick. The story grabbed me from the moment I started reading and it didn't let go. I'm still thinking about it, long after closing the book. If you like riveting, fast-paced stories with strong, sexy heros and spunky heroines, then you'll love WNF. Liam Armstrong is a man who's been under suspicion for the disappearance of his girlfriend (his daughter's mother) for many years. A successful businessman, he's created an insular life for himself and his teenaged daughter, Emily. But that existence is shattered when Emily disappears without a trace. Detective Jessica Clark is called in on the case, and is forced to work with the same man whom her policeman father investigated for possible murder those years ago. Even though they never found enough evidence against Liam Armstrong, those on the police force have always considered him guilty. Liam is hardened, embittered man, except with his daughter, and Jessica has her work cut out for her. She has to force herself to remain objective, while she battles years of prejudice against Liam Armstrong, as well as her startling attraction to him. Liam must learn to let down the defenses he's built, and to trust again. Jenna Mills does a fantastic job of showing the growing relationship between Liam and Jessica, entwined with wonderful suspense and heartwrenching emotion as they search for Emily. Add an explosive twist ending, and you have a book worthy of a permanent place on your keeper shelf, and that 4-1/2 Star, Top Pick rating from Romantic Times.
I love books with hard, hard heroes. The authors calls Liam Armstrong 'granite man.' And he is. Through the ordeal of looking for his daughter, we're given glimpses of the tender father beneath the hard exterior. The author expertly pairs this tortured father, living every parent's worst nightmare, with Jessica Clark, the daughter of Liam's old nemisis. He has no reason to trust her because he is the prime suspect. Despite Liam's reputation, Jessica believes him, and she follows the evidence even though she's thwarted at every turn by her well-meaning fellow police officers who are sure they have their man. The ending has a wonderful twist that is completely unexpected. And, the progression from distrust to trust to love with these two characters pulls at the heart-strings. This is a wonderful romantic suspense where the story would fall apart if any thread were pulled out of the story. I'm looking forward to reading more of this author, and I can't wait to get my hands on her next book.