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Fun, sexy reads

Fun, sexy reads

Looking for fast-paced, sexy romantic suspense with military heroes? The novels are connected but can stand alone. Find fun facts and excerpts on each book's page.

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Scrivener Training for Everyone

Scrivener Training for Everyone

Need help with Scrivener? I provide Scrivener training to individuals and groups all over the world through online courses, in-person workshops, and private training sessions.

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Resources for Writers and Scrivener Users

Resources for Writers and Scrivener Users

A great reference for new and experienced Scrivener users, a guide to software and apps that help with productivity, and essays on every facet of writing from the Writer Unboxed contributors.

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Kicking off the year with good news

Happy 2024! How’s the new year treating you so far? I realized I’ve been remiss in posting updates the last couple of months, so I thought I’d give you a quick recap of all my exciting news. Hope you're well!

LIE WITH ME IS A WINNER

In December, my latest book Lie With Me (Night Herons #1) won the romance category of the BookLife Prize for Fiction to advance to the final round! It wasn’t the grand prize winner, but I’m so proud that Emma and Jason’s story had such a good run through all the rounds and earned a 9.5/10 on the preliminary score sheet.

Lie With Me cover

Romance finals judge, author Dylan Newton, said:

This page-turning romantic suspense has grit, substance, and a sizzling second-chance romance woven throughout. Hernandez's writing grabs you in the very first chapter and doesn't let go until the end. Lie With Me is a fantastic thrill-ride of a romance!

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AUDIO BOOKS ON AUDIBLE

Many of you have told me you don’t use Scribd (now Everand) for audiobooks, so I’m happy to announce that Blind Fury and Blind Ambition are now available now on Audible!

And since Scribd bought the audio rights to the rest of the series, all of your favorite men of Steele should be coming to both Everand and Audible soon. I’ll be sure to let you know when they hit the shelf.

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Veterans Day deep discounts on military romances

As a lifetime military brat and 20-year military spouse, I just can’t seem to stop writing military heroes (and heroines—hello, Caitlyn in Running Blind). So, to celebrate Veterans Day, I’m having a sale on the steamy, adventurous books that started it all.

Forced proximity, best friend’s little sister, second chances, enemies to lovers… These books feature your favorite tropes with smoking hot heroes who’ll do anything to protect the women they love.

If you haven’t read BLIND FURY, BLIND AMBITION, or BLINDSIDED yet, don’t miss your chance to bring these sexy vets home with you at these low, low prices!

Amazon | Amazon AU | Apple | Nook | Kobo | Google

Free Romantic Suspense anthology for a limited time 📚

Would you like 9 romantic suspense books to get you through the fall season? Wish granted! I’ve teamed up with a group of amazing authors to give you 9 full-length, enemies-to-lovers/opposites attract novels, absolutely FREE!

But only through September 30th, so don’t snooze on this one.

PROTECTING THE ENEMY

He's dangerous. Daring. Deadly. 

Everything about him is wrong, yet you can’t stay away. Sometimes the man you shouldn't want is exactly the man you need…

Opposites attract in this stunning multi-trope collection of romantic suspense novels that will drive you to the edge of your seat and take your breath away.

Download your copy of Protecting the Enemy now!

Amazon | Apple | Nook | Kobo | Google 

Includes 9 full-length books from your favorite authors of romantic suspense:

  • Morgan James
  • Stephanie St. Klaire
  • Gwen Hernandez (that’s me 😉)
  • Anna Brooks
  • Sienna Snow
  • L.K. Shaw
  • S.M. West
  • Ellie Isaacson
  • Kenzie Macallan

This anthology disappears after September 30th, so get it before it’s gone!

Amazon | Apple | Nook | Kobo | Google 

Donate to help Maui and get a free ebook

Please join me in supporting those affected by the devastating wildfires in Maui. If you donate at least $5 USD to one of the charities below, and send me a copy of the receipt by August 31, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT, I’ll send you a link for an ebook of your choice from those I’ve written.

My chosen charities:

Maui Food Bank

Red Cross of Hawaii (choose Hawaii Wildfires from the “I Want to Support” dropdown)

Maui Strong Fund

Maui Humane Society

Send a screenshot of your receipt (similar to the one below)—along with your ebook choice—to me at gwen @ gwenhernandez.com (without the spaces). THANK YOU!

Maui Food Bank donation confirmation

Adding Images in Scrivener 3

Scrivener was conceived as drafting software—and that’s still where it truly excels—but along the way it’s become a one-stop shop for writing and publishing a book. That includes the ability to add images to your project.

Whether for scene breaks, chapter headings, illustrative figures within a section, book covers, or just a reference to a character or setting’s appearance, here’s a rundown of how to work with images in Scrivener 3.

Also—spoiler alert—my ultimate goal is to convert you to a user of image placeholder tags, but read on for all of your options.

Getting Images into a Project File

In most cases, it’ll be easier to work with an image if you import it to your project first. There are exceptions, which I’ll mention where appropriate.

You also might want to store an image file in your project even if you never plan to insert it into your manuscript. For example, character or location images. And an ebook cover image must be stored in the project in order to include it when you compile.

The supported file types are JPG/JPEG, PNG, and PDF.

NOTE: Importing an image makes a copy of it, so there is no link between the original and the one in your project. Later I’ll discuss how to use linked images.

Here are your options for importing an image:

Audio news and a Father’s Day sale

If you’re into audiobooks, the first two books in my Men of Steele series—BLIND FURY and BLIND AMBITION—are now available in audio, exclusively at Scribd!

You can see them both here—>https://www.scribd.com/series/633009102/Men-of-Steele

I’ve been waiting years to make this happen, and I’m hoping to get the rest of the series in audio at some point. Fingers crossed they do well and I have more good news soon. 🤞🏻

pink and red heart with arrow drawn in crayon

Are you a Kobo fan? (If you’re not, go get the app, it’s great.) I’m honoring my awesome dad on Father’s Day by putting my only “dad book” BLIND JUSTICE on sale at Kobo for $2.99 through the 19th. Get your copy for the weekend!

blind justice cover

A sexy bodyguard. A high-maintenance city girl. Sometimes opposites attract…a killer.

Actually, the hero, Jeff, is more than just a bodyguard, he’s a former combat weatherman, part of the Air Force’s special operations. If you’re a sucker for a badass hot guy with brains who’s also a really good dad, pick up BLIND JUSTICE today!