Lena Jakes


Originally from California (both north and south) Lena Jakes now lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her three dogs and two sons who often laugh at her sudden outbursts and scrambling for something to write a thought or idea down before it leaves her. As the oldest of seven children Lena often escaped into the worlds she found in books full of heroes, romance and adventures. Today, she still escapes, but now she runs to the heroes she writes about.

Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has done the hardest part for me - getting Hardened Hearts out to the public! There are so many different formats, processes, requirements for each different vendor. With Smashwords, I was able to submit my book once and have it instantly distributed to various vendors. It saved me time, frustration, and sanity!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Escape! It always has been. I'm the oldest of seven children, and now am the single mom of two teenage boys and three dogs. I've never officially had control of the remote! Really though, I spent my high school years living with my grandparents. My grandma had shelves upon shelves of high-seas pirates and wanton maidens, but after a while, they became repetitive. When I started writing my own things, I was able to create any situation, with any character I could think of. No more half naked pirates turned gentlemen for me!
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Where to find Lena Jakes online


Guarding Greatness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,290. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Gage Martin has given up his past to travel the world putting out political fires one at a time. Genna VanJohnson is living life on her terms until family obligations call her back to a life of polished protocol. They’ve worked together in the past, but when the job – and the partner – get personal, they’ll have to decide if their very different pasts will bind them together, or tear them apart.
Shadowed Secrets
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,570. Language: American English. Published: April 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Sawyer O’Connell has learned the best way to control her job, her life, and her world is with an iron fist and a strict schedule. Colin Sharp is a man with an easy going reputation, despite his position within a combat troubleshooting team. When Sharp is called by an old friend to protect Sawyer from the shadowed secrets of her past, they’ll have to learn to work together, or risk their love.
Austin's Apology
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,420. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Austin Stewart was an agent without emotions - until he almost lost one of his own. Addison Malloy nearly died as an agent, and has been running from the cartel that wants her dead. Now Austin has found her and he needs her back in the field. He swears he has changed, but can Addison overcome her hatred enough to accept Austin’s apology, and trust him to protect her as she faces danger again?
Hardened Hearts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,220. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Childhood friends Harper and Harrison are inseparable until her twin brother is killed and Harrison’s actions are suspect. Years later, Harrison’s military career has stalled despite being cleared and he starts his own battle to get not just his friend back, but support her when she learns the truth of her brother’s death. They will fight each other, the truth and their hardened hearts.