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Tana Jenkins 
Award-Winning & Bestselling Romance Author 



From the tropics to the stars, explore the wonders of love and life with Tana's feel-good beach romances and romantasies. 

Sailing into the Heart

Bask in the sun-kissed pages of Sailing into the Heart, Book One from the EMMA Award-Winning St. James Sisters series, written by Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller, Tana Jenkins.

He broke her heart. The island healed it. Now he's back, causing trouble in paradise.

Sydney St. James is no ordinary teacher—she dances down the hallway, sings during math class, and brings her pet goat for show-and-tell. She is also someone who fled her fear of cars by moving to an island devoid of them. And she could never abandon her menagerie of adopted animals for a normal city.

But when her first love, the slick big-city financier, returns to the island and threatens to sell the beloved sailing school started by her mentor, her ways are put to the test.

Devin Fox isn’t sentimental. Convinced fast cars and faster living will get him wherever he needs, the brash businessman just wants to bury his grandfather and get back to Chicago.

Vowing to save her beloved institute, Sydney shows off the best the island has to offer. But her efforts don't seem to be working, unless you count their pups, lost in total puppy love. Will she be able to save the school and perhaps even teach her old flame a thing or two about the true meaning of life before it's too late?

Set on Mackinac Island, Sailing into the Heart is the delightful first book in the St. James Sisters Collection's sweet, interracial, beach romance series. If you like second-chance, opposites-attract stories, strikingly natural waterside settings, and cute doggos, then you’ll adore this whirlwind tale.

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Slow Dancing
in a Black Storm
EMMA Award-Winner 2022!

Career-focused prosecutor Mila St. James doesn’t dance. Nor does she break the rules. She works. Hard. And she’s spent the last few months preparing for the biggest hearing of her career. The one thing she doesn’t anticipate is the public opposition. She gets her first taste in court, when the judge repeatedly silences her, leaving her in a state of humiliation as she storms out of the courtroom—right into the incredibly sexy Sergio Gomez.

Also known as the “Playboy Fisherman,” the musician and former professional soccer player is actually a sensitive soul who keeps his family’s restaurant afloat by catching fish with his rooster friend. While Sergio and Mila are stuck together overnight riding out a treacherous storm, he glimpses the truth beneath her tough exterior. Now he just wants to convince her to be the exception to all of her carefully crafted rules.

But when Sergio’s named as the primary suspect in her case’s criminal investigation, Mila must decide whether to follow her plans or her heart.

With the stunning backdrop of St. Croix and the high stakes of a legal drama, Slow Dancing in a Black Storm is a heart-pumping romance that will leave you breathless. Don't miss out on Book Two in the St. James Sisters series! 

Still Life with Lobster

Available on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited

Who Knew A Crustacean Could be the Key to Love?

Creative and nurturing Zoey St. James had it all until she lost everything in a tragic car accident that took the lives of both of her parents. But even in the darkest of times, Zoey never lost sight of her dream of being a doctor. With grit and determination, she aced medical school and is coasting through the last year of her residency—until her boss assigns her to treat Virginia Sunders.

A 50's starlet, the diva is as demanding as she is insufferable. Now, her baseless complaints, executed by her grandson Chase, could jeopardize not only Zoey's clinicals, but the land that's been in her family for generations.

Growing up in the limelight has left the handsome and enigmatic Chase Sunders with a general distrust of people until he meets Zoey. But old habits die hard, and when his grandmother's health takes a turn for the worse, their budding romance is put to the ultimate test. Will Zoey's ability to color outside the lines help her to save the woman who means everything to Chase, and in doing so, win his heart forever?

Find out in this heartwarming, enemies-to-lovers tale of triumph over tragedy!

Set on one of the lesser-known islands near Detroit, Still Life with Lobster is Book Three in the St. James Sisters collection. The sweet, beach romances follow three orphaned sisters and their found family through their journeys to love and can all be read as standalone.

If you like sweet, grumpy-sunshine, BWWM romances with prickly men, a dollop of humor, and strong, creative women, check out this adorable novel. No cheating. No cliffhangers. And an HEA that will leave you smiling for weeks!

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Love is the Treasure

Available on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited

When a fake date scavenger hunt sends two opposites on a wild goose chase for buried treasure, will they find a priceless gem or an even rarer jewel—true love?

As a busy attorney, Sandra thought she had everything under control for her best friend's wedding, including the perfect date - a hot surfer. But when he's sidelined by a surfing injury, Sandra is left scrambling for a last-minute replacement. Her friend takes matters into her own hands and sets up a fake date for the weekend. Sandra is mortified when her fake date turns out to be none other than her workplace enemy, Jim Wolfe.

Tensions are high between Sandra and Jim. However, a treasure hunt across the island leads them on a true adventure where they discover several surprises, including different sides of one another. As they grow closer, Sandra becomes tormented by the idea of revealing an old family secret that could ruin everything.

Will the sins of the father keep them apart, or will they overcome their differences and find love in paradise? Find out in this tropical island adventure, where love blooms in the sand and sea.

Perfect for readers who enjoy light-hearted enemies-to-lovers, opposites-attract, workplace enemies set amidst beautiful palm trees and soft, white-sand beaches!

Love is the Treasure is a BWWM sweet romance from the St. James Sisters collection where three orphaned sisters and their found family navigate life and love to find their delightful HEA's! All of the books feature a different character and can be enjoyed as standalones.

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Christmas Dinner
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Cupid's First Christmas

If the cold didn't kill him, nose Santa Clauses would.


Dr. Zack Albertson may have returned to Mackinac Island, but he's counting down the seconds until he can leave. He can't stand the overwhelming Christmas cheer that envelops 'America's No. 1 Christmas Town' as soon as Thanksgiving is over. Meanwhile, Linda Noelle Christianson has come back to the island to help her family with their Christmas tree farm. After a tumultuous marriage in Miami, she's grateful to be home.

When fate brings Zack and Linda together through a mysterious box of adorable puppies that shows up on his doorstep, they begin to realize that there's something special about this place and about each other. As the snow falls and the lights twinkle, will they discover that it doesn't matter where you are as long as you're with the right person? Or will they let their pasts hold them back? Find out in this enchanting Christmas romance!

With a cast of charming characters and a picturesque setting, this grumpy sunshine, second chance, sweet romance will warm your heart and remind you of the true meaning of Christmas.

The Beautiful Assassin

Sica the Assassin is the ultimate prize in the master's twisted game, an alien experiment of extraordinary power in a realm where the dichotomy between science and sorcery has shattered. Sica's strength lies in his ability to shape reality itself, but when an interrogation goes wrong, the boundaries between reality and nightmare begin to blur.

To complete his mission, Sica must form a shaky alliance with Dahlia, a cursed witch, bound to hunt his kind. Trust is a precious commodity, and with the stakes high and danger everywhere, each decision could mean the difference between life and death.

The biggest obstacle of all, however, may be the intense attraction growing between Sica and Dahlia. Engineered assassins aren't meant to feel, let alone fall in love with the enemy.

With the fabric of his reality in flux, Sica must face the ultimate question: who is really in control? With twists and turns at every step, and a heart-stopping tale of forbidden love set amidst intergalactic intrigue, Sica's story challenges everything you thought you knew about the nature of truth and the limits of desire.


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Wolf at the Door

Some secrets take a lifetime to discover…

It’s been four years since June Chambray’s beloved husband George disappeared. Her family has accepted that he is gone and have moved on — but June cannot give up on her soul mate so easily. She senses he is out there, and she feels things awakening in her ninety-two-year-old body that she cannot explain.

When she follows a mysterious wolf into the woods to find her George, her family is convinced the elderly woman is slipping into dementia and is no longer safe living alone. But June has other plans; she knows she is of sound mind, and she knows there are answers beyond what seems rational. Something is growing deep within June, something animalistic and powerful, something that has always been with her but is only now ready to be unleashed.

Is it madness? Or is it magic?

Find out in this story, not about new love, but about the power of true, enduring love — love that transcends time, space, and imagination.

Wolf at the Door is Book One in the Chambray Shifter series.

Little Black Ugly

  a short story

Pushcart Nominated love story for the chronically underestimated.

Little Black Ugly; magical realism; pushcart; diverse speculative fiction; speculative fiction; short story



Chambray Shifters
Book Two
Coming this Spring

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Book Five in the St. James Sisters Collection

“A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity”

Franz Kafka

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