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New Year, New Imprint!

I’m excited to announce that Snowy Wings Publishing is expanding to include two adult imprints, and one of them, Caleo Press, will be the new home for my Stay in Touch series! My steamy contemporary new adult romances will be categorized under the “Spicy” heat level.

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Learn where to get your copies of Touch of Fondness and Touch of Heartache!

I still plan to finish the series within the next few years, I hope. (Fortunately, since they’re standalones that take place concurrently, Brielle’s and Lilac’s stories are complete and there aren’t any loose ends there.) The reason for the delay is because I’ve been focusing on two other author names I write under. Since their series are selling better as of late, I have no choice but to put my Joy Penny writings aside. However, I still hope to tell Gavin’s and Pembroke’s love stories to round out the set. It’s just a matter of finding the time.

Thank you for your support so far, and I hope you’ll watch Caleo Press for many more exciting romance reads to come!


Stay in Touch Triple Cover Reveal!

Stay in Touch Books 2-4 (Covers by Berto Designs)

It’s cover reveal day for the rest of the books in my Stay in Touch series! I’m also dropping the blurb for the next book, Touch of Heartache. Remember that these books take place concurrently and can be read in any order!

Title: Touch of Heartache

Series: Stay in Touch (Book 2)

Author: Joy Penny

Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing

Publication Date: 12/5/2017

Four friends. Four college grads. Four people figuring out that life doesn’t always turn out the way you expected.

Just weeks before graduating, Lilac Townsend throws away her elementary school teacher job offer in Minnesota to work in Florida at the official resort of her favorite vacation spot, Tildy World. Pushing down all second thoughts, she fills her mind with visions of sunny beaches and Tildy Tapir, the cartoon character who always promised to make her childhood dreams come true. Unfortunately, between a sleazy boss and a community college student in a character suit who manages to fray her last nerve, Lilac soon learns that working behind the scenes at the park is hardly “happily ever after.”

Nolan Gregosky had plans after graduating high school a few years back: go to college, join a fraternity, and make some memories before earning a degree. Instead, tragedy sidelined those dreams, but his job posing for pictures with drooling, snot-nosed kids as Silly Sandgrouse gives him a chance to unload some pent-up energy. When the stunning but uptight new assistant manager at the resort proves a distraction in more ways than one, Nolan realizes it’s up to him to show her what it means to eat, live, and breathe life at the park.

A relationship at this unsteady stage of their lives might not be the brightest idea for either of them, but it’s hard to ignore that tingling sensation whenever the paths of this plush-suit beast and naïve beauty collide.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/ book/show/34873132-touch-of- heartache

Stay in Touch Book 3 (Touch of Comfort, Gavin’s story) and Stay in Touch Book 4 (Touch of Romance, Pembroke’s story) out in 2018

Catch up with Touch of Fondness, Book One in the series, out now!

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33526180-touch-of-fondness
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06VVHW2FQ/
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/touch-of-fondness-joy-penny/1126189855?ean=9781946202185


Cover Reveal: Touch of Fondness

I’m excited to share this beautiful cover for the first book in my Stay in Touch series, TOUCH OF FONDNESS! This design was crafted by the talented Berto Designs.


The book, published by Snowy Wings Publishing, is releasing May 2nd. You can pre-order the e-book (a Kindle exclusive) for just 99¢. The price goes up May 9th! There will be a paperback edition available more widely, but you can’t pre-order it yet.

Pre-order on Amazon or add to Goodreads

The 12 Indies of Christmas Announcement!

I’m so excited to announce that I’m a part of The 12 Indies of Christmas, a Blog Hop and Giveaway happening for 12 days this month as we countdown to Christmas! Visit each author’s website (linked below) on his or her highlighted day to read a special Christmas-related post. What will you find? Holiday memories, exclusive stories and so much more! Of course, there’s a giveaway, too:

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December 12th – Zane Sachs
December 13th – Kira Adams
December 14th – Chess Desalls
December 15th – Kai Strand
December 16th – Zoe Dawson
December 17th – A.G. Porter
December 18th – Joy Penny
December 19th – Mary Waibel
December 20th – Cynthia Witherspoon
December 21st – K.K. Allen
December 22nd – Ann Everett
December 23rd – Erin Rhew & Deek Rhew