M.J. Conrad


M. J. Conrad is the owner of an answering service/Dr. exchange in the Antelope Valley in California. She enjoys writing, gardening, crocheting, and a lot of reading. She has done acquisitions reading for a publishing house, writes book reviews and is trying to break out of her usual genre with Shyanne's Secret, her first western historical. She'd been married to Steve, the love of her life, for twenty-six years at the time this book was released.

M. J. Conrad also writes as Jena Galifany

Jena Galifany is a veteran author, previously published through multiple publishing houses. Her ShadowsForge series, Three Times a Hero, Trials on Tour, Retaking America, and The Long Way Home have all received rave reviews. Three Times a Hero was a Reader's Choice #1 Best Seller the first month of its release. Jena has taken a break from completing the series to try her hand at something new in this historical love story and is excited to see how it is received.
Other novels by Jena Galifany include Her Perfect Man, an historical paranormal romance, Love Lifted Me, a Christmas short story, and Day Labor, a contemporary romance with a twist.
All of Jena's novels, previously published and new, will be released via self-publication. She makes her home in Southern California with her husband. She has three adult children, one granddaughter, and one granddog.


Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
My readers are my reason for writing. If I don't leave them happy, awestruck, inspired. enlightened or with some other emotional charge, I've not done a proper job. They are there for me to entertain in some form and if I've not moved them, I've failed in what I think they expect from me. I hope to do a proper job of writing to keep them coming back for the next book.
What are you working on next?
Currently I'm re-editing the ShadowsForge series in order to get it re-released. ShadowsForge (yes there is a capitol letter in the middle just to aggravate my older sister who should have been an English teacher) is an 80s British rock band. The series follows them on tour: live performances, world tour, and affair of the heart.

ShadowsForge 1: Three Times a Hero was my first published book. It was voted #1 Readers Choice the first month it was released in 2006. I hope it does as well this time around. SF1 will be followed by SF2: Trials on Tour, SF3: Retaking America, and SF4: The Long Way Home. I'm working on SF5: Jon's Way and SF6: Sharon's Song.

I love my boys and hope you will love them, too.
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Where to find M.J. Conrad online


ShadowsForge is a British rock band with an 80s flavor. If you miss the 80s or missed the 80s, you'll love these five trouble-making, woman-loving musicians--- ShadowsForge 1: Three Times a Hero - Can two cold hearts spark a fire, when they collide on a snowy mountain road and spend three days alone together in a snowbound cabin?--- ShadowsForge 2: Trials on Tour - Travel with ShadowsForge as they continue the Ethereal Edge Tour, spending two explosive weeks at venues throughout the United Kingdom. Join Ty Synclair and his band mates, Geoff Richards, Jordan Cantrell, Jon Wiles and Brian Cummings as they tour their homeland, trying to stay one step ahead of danger--- ShadowsForge 3: Retaking America - Join Geoff Richards, Ty Synclair, Jordan Cantrell, Jon Wiles, and Brian Cummings as they return to the U.S. for additional tour dates, internal strife and unexpected surprises as they cross the Atlantic intent on Retaking America--- ShadowsForge 4: The Long Way Home - Brian and Diane fight to overcome the past, embrace the present, and build a future as they travel with ShadowsForge in The Long Way Home


Love Lifted Me
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Clive Hanson is destined to be a comfort to those traveling the rocky road of life. He does his best work on Christmas Eve. Emily Ann Brewster wishes for one wonderful evening spent with a friend. What she gets is stuck in an elevator with a strange gentleman. And it's Christmas Eve. What he does,and what she needs, is a miracle.
ShadowsForge 4: The Long Way Home
Series: ShadowsForge. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,020. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Brian Cummings has come a long way from Leicestershire, England. Miles of hard road lay between then and now. Diane Starling loves Brian. If she were not carrying his child, she'd still do anything to make him happy—even letting him go. Who is the woman in his nightly dreams that makes him scream? Valerie Leonard dredges up history that could ruin Brian. Will she keep it quiet or publish his past?
ShadowsForge 3: Retaking America
Series: ShadowsForge. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,190. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
ShadowsForge loves women. All women. They learn trouble comes in many shapes, sizes, and hair color in the third installment of the ShadowsForge series by M.J.Conrad writing as Jena Galifany. Travel along with the band as they rearrange their women to find the perfect fit.
The ShadowsForge Collection: #1 Three Times a Hero & #2 Trials on Tour
Series: ShadowsForge. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,880. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
SF1: Ty Synclair wants to find that one woman who will love him for himself, not the package the promoters of ShadowsForge sell. Alexis Rivers wants her freedom from an abusive boyfriend. SF2: Diane Starling needs a new life. Geoff Richards wants Valerie Leonard. Someone is bent on killing the band. Welcome to ShadowsForge. The Ethereal Tour bus leaves shortly. Hop aboard and join the band.
Day Labor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,460. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The love of Beth's life, Mark is suffering. Just how far would Beth go the give her husband what he wants? The love of Troy's life, Danielle is bed-bound and the bills are rising. Just how far would Troy go to care for his wife and his unborn child?
Shyanne's Secret
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,910. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
Cole Jackson promised to take care of Shyanne Bennett. It was a promise he intended to keep—and then her father lynched him. It might take time, but he’d find a way. Shyanne Bennett loved Cole Jackson, that sassy half-blood. She lost her mind when he died to keep her secret. Cole promised to take care of her but how could he once Harvey Bennett hung him?

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