Jennifer Apodaca

Jennifer Apodaca

Jennifer ApodacaAward winning author Jennifer Apodaca grew up in Southern California and met her very own hero at the dog pound. She worked there, he came in on business, and it was puppy love. They married and had three wonderful sons.

While her husband worked on his master’s degree, Jen did the mom thing by day and went to college at night with the intention of pursuing a marketing degree. But her true passion was writing. With time at a premium, she had to make a choice.

Choosing writing, and with the full support of her husband, she poured herself into her dream. A mere eight years later, she published her first book DATING CAN BE MURDER. In her career, Jen has written a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances. Taking the pen name of Jennifer Lyon, she also created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and most recently, The Plus One Chronicles, an emotional and sexy adult contemporary series.

Jen has achieved many of her dreams except for attaining a self-cleaning house, a latte delivery service, and finding the holy grail of nonfattening wine and chocolate. She can live with those disappointments as long as she can keep writing the stories she loves to share with readers.

Exposing the Heiress

Exposing the Heiress

Once A Marine Series, Book 3
Entangled: Ignite (August 4, 2015)

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“As always, Apodaca writes with sizzle and heart! Exposing the Heiress is sexy, sweet, and suspenseful! Pure pleasure!”​
—Rebecca Zanetti, New York Times Bestselling Author

This Marine will protect her at all costs…

When wealthy heiress Alyssa Brooks finds out her stepfather has been paying her fiancé to marry her, she’s humiliated and betrayed. She quickly breaks the engagement, only to be blackmailed by her now ex-fiancé, who threatens both Alyssa and the son she gave up for adoption. With nowhere to go, she turns to the one man she can trust.

Former Marine sniper Hunter Reece’s lethal skills could save Alyssa’s life. But his little sister’s best friend has turned into a woman, who is an irresistible mix of secrets and sexiness. And while Hunter can trust himself to protect her, he can’t trust himself to keep his attraction hidden…or even pretend to be the man that Alyssa remembers.

Because the only way to keep the lovely heiress safe is to become the one thing he knows she could never love…a killer.

Her Temporary Hero

Her Temporary Hero

Once A Marine Series, Book 2
Entangled: Indulgence (July 14, 2014)

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Former beauty queen Becky Holmes and her baby are on the run from her dangerous ex. With her dreams of love and marriage destroyed, she’ll do anything to protect her child…even agree to hide out in her boss’s cousin’s house while he’s away.

Wealthy, sexy, and emotionally haunted Logan Knight needs a temporary wife to get his land, per his dad’s rules. No wife, no inheritance. But when that wife lands on his doorstep and comes with a baby, his darkest memories are triggered. He tries to keep his distance, but his efforts are shattered when he starts to have real feelings for his fake wife and child.

Just as Logan begins to think he may have a future with Becky, his attempt to have it all backfires into a betrayal that forces Becky into a heart-wrenching choice no woman should ever have to make.

The Baby Bargain

The Baby Bargain

Once A Marine Series, Book 1
Entangled Publishing (March 11, 2013)

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“Beauty and the Beast at its hottest!”
—Susan Mallery, NYT bestselling author

Seeing Adam Waters is the last thing veterinarian Megan Young expects. Ex-Marine. Ex-boyfriend. And still extremely dangerous territory. But Adam doesn’t know the secret Megan has been keeping from him. The secret that was created three years ago, after their last night together…

Adam returns to Raven’s Cove to sell his home in a final break with the town and memories that haunt him. The problem is that his attraction to Megan is as blazing hot as it ever was. But when a vicious smear campaign against Megan turns ugly, Adam learns the truth he never knew—he has a son.

Now the only way Megan can protect her child is to strike a bargain with Adam. And it’s a bargain that looks a lot like blackmail…

Complete backlist for Jennifer Apodaca


Wicked Women WhodunitWICKED WOMEN WHODUNIT anthology
including Jennifer’s novella FAST BOYS
Kensington Brava (November 2011)
Mass Market Re-release
ISBN-10: 0758210272
ISBN-13: 978-0758210272

The Sex on the Beach Book ClubTHE SEX ON THE BEACH BOOK CLUB
Kensington Brava (January 1, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0758214502
ISBN-13: 978-0758214508

Sun, Sand, SexSUN, SAND, SEX anthology
including Jennifer’s novella YOU GIVE LOVE A GOOD NAME
Kensington Brava (May 2013)
Mass Market Re-release
ISBN-10: 0758210973
ISBN-13: 978-0758210975

Kensington Brava (November 1, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0758214510
ISBN-13: 978-0758214515


Book 1
Dating Can Be MurderDATING CAN BE MURDER[Hardcover]
Kensington (May 1, 2002)
ISBN-10: 0758200730
ISBN-13: 978-0758200730

Kensington (April 1, 2003)
ISBN-10: 0758200757
ISBN-13: 978-0758200754

Book 2
Dying To Meet YouDYING TO MEET YOU [Hardcover]
Kensington (May 1, 2003)
ISBN-10: 0758200749
ISBN-13: 978-0758200747

Kensington (April 1, 2004)
ISBN-10: 0758200765
ISBN-13: 978-0758200761

Book 3
Ninja Soccer MomsNINJA SOCCER MOMS [Hardcover]
Kensington (May 1, 2004)
ISBN-10: 0758204493
ISBN-13: 978-0758204493

Kensington (April 5, 2005)
ISBN-10: 0758204507
ISBN-13: 978-0758204509

Book 4
Batteries RequiredBATTERIES REQUIRED [Hardcover]
Kensington (May 3, 2005)
ISBN-10: 0758204515
ISBN-13: 978-0758204516

Kensington (January 1, 2006)
ISBN-10: 0758204523
ISBN-13: 978-0758204523

Book 5
Thrilled to DeathTHRILLED TO DEATH [Hardcover]
Kensington (February 1, 2006)
ISBN-10: 0758209886
ISBN-13: 978-0758209887