Bio: I've been writing romances since the early 80s when I was a stay-at-home mom to three daughters. It wasn't until the mid-90s that I became serious about the business of writing. I sold my first book, The Lily and the Falcon, to Kensington in 1999.
Other books I've published are Foreign Exchange, a romantic suspense set in Italy and the U.S. in 1970. It covered everything from a soccer-playing hero to the mafia, a CIA heroine, the FBI, Red Brigades Terrorists, and so much more. And in 2006 Rebel Heart, a historical western romance, was released. It was a 2007 Aspen Gold Finalist.
I am partial to writing medieval romances set in Italy. I was born and raised Italian and know the culture well. The Lily and the Falcon was the first book of a four-book series set in 15th century Italy, which I hope will find a home soon.
I am currently a member of the San Diego Chapter of the Romance Writer's of America, RWA National, and PAN (Published Authors Network), along with many other online writing chapters.
My house is always full of laughter, especially when my grandchildren visit. I live in Southern California with my husband (my very own knight in shining armor) and three Rat Terriers. Although my husband is Czech, we are both active in the Order Sons of Italy in America . They have made him an honorary Italian.
For more information about me and my books, please visit my website www.jcortipetska.com. Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
when new books by Jannine Corti Petska are released.
Forced to the streets after her mother dies, Carina Gallo is desperate to survive and find her long lost sisters. Consumed with locating his missing brother, Count Luciano has forsaken his needs. When he catches beautiful and vulnerable Carina stealing from him, he takes pity and cares for her until she's strong enough to work off her crime. Carina is forever grateful to Luciano, yet fears he will learn of her wicked secret and condemn her to burn. Will Luciano and Carina find a way to feed the ... more info>>
Charlotte Nikolos was raised in a Gypsy camp, her pale hair and light skin in stark contrast from the darkness of her family. After she learns she has two sisters somewhere who share her looks and psychic powers, she's determined to search for them and learn why her birth mother sent her away. But where does she begin? After three years of roaming, Rafael Cazares returns to his Andalusian Gypsy camp to pursue the woman he left behind in disgrace. He must win back Char's trust and recapture he... more info>>
Baron Romano DiSanto returns home after his sire's death to straighten affairs. He never intends to stay ... until a woman wheedles her way into his castle, pretending to be his maidservant. Soon he is torn between returning to his life as a warrior or giving in to an emotion he has never before experienced. After her father's death, Mariella Rizzoli is alone and desperate to ensure the family keep remains hers. Past marriageable age, she intends to live out her life in seclusion in the only hom... more info>>
She traveled West to marry the man she loves--instead found the man of her dreams. In 1873, New York City heiress Courtney Danning shuns privilege and position to follow her heart to the fledgling community of Santa Fe. Widowed the same day she's wed, Courtney soon discovers her husband wasn't the only man awaiting her arrival. The stranger's indifference makes New Mexico's summer even hotter, but what she keeps hidden might be the key to the life she's always dreamed about. He was hired to guar... more info>>