Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I couldn't get into the Christmas spirit this year. Maybe it's 26 years of decorating gone blah....not sure. But the thought of dragging out 17 crates of decorations, taking them out and finding a place for them in my already stuffed house left me thinking: A) too tired. B) I don't need ONE MORE 'THING'
Alas, I was so delighted and relieved to come home from my 26th anniversary trip to find that my DD#1, DM and DS#2 had decorated! As I walked into the house and smelled the pine candles, listened to the carols booming from speakers and toured my 'decked out house' I was too stunned to cry. Thankfully, I smiled, hugged and thanked the do-gooders.
I've reflected that: I've already HAD my Christmas. That one gift was all I need. And it didn't even come from a store.
No surprise that the gifts we give from our heart--often small acts of service and kindness--are those that last the longest, penetrate the deepest and mean the most in the end.
What's your heart's desire this Christmas?
From my heart to yours, I hope that, whatever it is you recieve it.
Read and let read -
Monday, December 6, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
A copy of HEAVENLY, a Real Angels Don't Fall notebook and an AB-SO-LUTE-LY Tshirt!
Heavenly is the story of a teenage girl who falls in love with her autistic sister's guardian angel. You can read excerpts. watch book trailers and read reader comments at the site: http://www.heavenlythebook.com/
Giveaway runs today - Saturday!
Any cross promoting you do earns you extra entries.
Check back to see who won, I don't chase down winners.
Read and let read -
Monday, November 29, 2010
Four Winners Are:
Jolene Allcock ( HEAVENLY and Tshirt )
Mary Bookhounds ( HEAVENLY and Tshirt )
Lili (ABSOLUTION and Heavenly Tshirt)
Robynl ( A SEASON OF EDEN and Tshirt )
Congrats to the winners!!
Again, if you entered and are interested in reading check back weekly for more chances to win!
Read and Let Read-
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I'm going to give FOUR readers books. Readers can choose between Heavenly, Penitence, Absolution and A Season of Eden. Heavenly is the story of a teenage girl who falls in love with her autistic sister's guardian angel.
A Season of Eden is the story of a girl whose life changes when she falls in love with her young music teacher.
Each winner also gets a T-shirt!
I love to make friends so you can find me on Facebook for extra entry points and join me on my dedicated page for my upcoming 2011 release, OVERPROTECTED if you would like.
Monday, November 15, 2010
For today only, I'm offering HEAVENLY to the first five readers who post the trailer on their blogs today and leave a link and who haven't read the book and want to. Post your I WANT IT! below in the comment box. First five ( yes, international is OK ) get the book----my way of thanking all of you who stop by and participate in the blog.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Can you tell it's Thanksgiving time here in the US??
I "hand pick" the winners so you can see who wins. Winners have one week to claim the giveaway.
Read and let read-
Monday, November 8, 2010
To enter, leave your I WANNA READ ____ post below. I love it when you double, triple, quad repost and Tweet, so feel free! You'll get extra entries.
Check back Saturday for the winner!
Have a great reading week -
Monday, November 1, 2010
Email me and we'll set up a date.
Please spread the word about the offer. Each hostess can choose what she'd like to offer her blog readers for the giveaway: HEAVENLY T-shirt, books, or other swag.
Also, this is a pre-PRE announcement for my next year's release, OVERPROTECTED. I've got a blog page dedicated to the book where I'll post excerpts and chat about it. You're welcome to join me there: OVERPROTECTED
The Spooktacular Winner is: jen72684
Jenn, please email me with your mailing address.
New contest up later today!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
No tricks here, just TREATS:
A Heavenly T-shirt, signed copy of HEAVENLY and a HEAVENLY key chain! Some candy, too.
Check out the COOOL keychain:
Facebook for an extra entry (if you're there) with "BOO" :)
So easy. So Spooktacular!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Nat, email me with your mailing addy - you have one week to claim the gift.
I'm participating in a Halloween giveaway that's linked to hundreds of other blogs, starting Sunday, so check back for oodles of treats!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Book two: Penitence and book three: Absolution are also out now, so you don't have to wait to see how the series ends. I hate having to waiiiiittt!
To enter, leave your name in a post below. Extra entries for posting the contest, adding and all that good stuff.
Check back Saturday to see who wins. Winner has one week to claim the gift.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Finally, the price has been corrected!! SOOOOOO happy!
Sending my love to Amazon, and the very nice fellow who heard me out yesterday when I called for the tenth time, begging someone to do something!
ABSOLUTION on AMAZON
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I've got to be the luckiest girl out there. I love to write and I can give lots of books and swag to whomever. It's ab-so-lute-ly the best place to be in!
To top it off, I had the release date on the real Abria's birthday ( my daughter who has autism, who is a central part of the Heavenly series ) and that, as well as the fact that I dedicated the final book to her, has wrapped up the Heavenly books very sweetly.
I'm so happy they are complete. I hope those of you who read them enjoy them.
More contests to come next week~
Monday, October 11, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
I've alerted the publisher, poked up the chain and the price remains insane. So, anyone wanting to order the book ( for the regular list price of 13.95 ) needs to contact Grove Creek Publishing at 1404 West State Rd., Suite 202, Pleasant Grove UT 84062. You can send a check or MO for 13.95+2.38 shipping and you'll get a signed copy.
We'll wait for Amazon and Borders and B&N to get their act together and update.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
To enter, leave your comment below packed with links to show where you shared the Heavenly love :0
He/she who shares the most love gets the most entries!
Even MORE entries if you find me on Facebook and join me there.
GIVEAWAY runs M-F and winner is announced Sat. Check back.
Have a great week!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
OK, so I'm having a hard time naming contests now. What do you expect when I give away STUFF every week? My flashy little catchy names are going to start losing their ZIP.
Oh well, nobody cares, right? WE JUST WANT STUFF!!!!!!
So, this week's giveaway includes: Heavenly, T-shirt and tote. Everything you need to read in Heavenly style. (GAH, now I'm waxing cheesy!!)
Giveaway runs M-F. Winner announced Saturday morning so CHECK BACK. I don't track down winners. Extra entries for anybody who reposts on their blog, FB and Tweets, of course.
Getting ready for the Absolution release countdown!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Copies of HEAVENLY go to:
Angela H. Messer
Kathi Condie Habel
I'm astounded by the amount of entries. I have giveaways every week, M-F so stick around for more chances to win books and stuff. * scroll past posts and for a sample of what's going on here *
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Everything here is HEAVENLY. If you're a reader, and love YA literature, then leave your comment below to be entered. HEAVENLY is the story of a teenage girl who falls in love with her autistic sister's guardian angel. You can read about the book at the site www.heavenlythebook.com
Included in the giveaway: The Grand Prize: Copies of books 1 and 2 of the series: Heavenly and Penitence. A "Real Angels Don't Fall" T-shirt, mug, bumper sticker, bookmarks.
FIVE other winners will each win a single copy of HEAVENLY.
SIX chances at winning!
I'd love to see you on Facebook - extra entry for anyone who joins me there. Be sure to put "Blogmania" in your post so I can add your name twice into the entry pot.
Yours In Reading-
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
x x x Jennifer
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This giveaway has all things HEAVENLY: copies of books 1&2, a notebook, mini poster and "Real Angels Don't Fall" Heavenly T! If you haven't heard of the Heavenly series, check out the link above.
To enter, spread the word and leave your links ( show me your love ) in a comment!
Extra entries for every link you leave, of course.
PLEASE READ: Follow up is your job. If you want to see who won, check back Saturday morning as my giveaways run Mon-Sat. ( Yes, this week I'm a slacker starting Tues.) BUT HEY, the giveaways are the best out there!! Always TONS to offer readers.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
!!!!!!!!!!!!I'm also including a Real Angels Don't Fall tee shirt!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Giveaway goes M-F. Winner drawn Sat. Check back, I don't chase down winners and each week somebody forfeits a prize ( unbelievable, right???)
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Here are the hand-picked winners:
CONGRATS you two! Be sure to email me your mailing addys at firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners have 1 week to claim prize.
See you all Monday for the last summer giveaway ~ then, it's on to FALL! Can't wait to dig out the cold weather clothes. Hurry up FALL! ( Fall is better writing weather - at least for me)
Monday, August 16, 2010
To enter, leave your link showing your re-post/tweet of the giveaway. The link enters you into the drawing.
It's up to you to check back Saturday and see who won. I don't chase down winners.
Thanks in advance for reposting/tweeting/blogging/TALKING about the giveaways I have each week.
Like I mentioned before: Any book blogger who wants to host an interview/chat/party can get a copy of HEAVENLY for free. Email me for available dates.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Any book blogger who wants to host an interview/party/chat on their blog gets a complimentary copy of HEAVENLY, just email me and we'll set up a date.
This week's lucky 8 are:
John the Bookworm
A Simple Love of Reading
A Musing Mother
Winners have one week to contact me and claim their book. See you Monday for the next giveaway!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Sounds like I'm giving away a night at a cheesy motel, but I'm not. 8 lucky winners will recieve HEAVENLY this week, celebrating the 8th month of the year. That's enough for you, your BFF, your mom, sister, auntie and cousin -- whoever you want to tell about this giveaway and send them here so they, too, can sign up to win.
To enter: Leave your entry comment! ( don't forget to spread the word about the weekly giveaways going on here to your reader friends )
Contest runs M-F and winners are announced Sat morning.
Yes, this IS international!
Please note: I don't chase down winners. It's up to you to check back and see if you've won.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Here are the names:
email me with your choice of book. CONGRATS!
Winners have 1 week to claim their giveaway. Check back Monday for the SUPER 8 Giveaway!
Monday, August 2, 2010
I'll draw the names Saturday.
As usual, those who repost, tweet, etc will be entered twice to increase chances of winning.
Winner has one week to contact me for prize or the offer is GONZO.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
The final chapter in the HEAVENLY series, ABSOLUTION will be out in both hardcover and paperback in October. Taking bets as to how you think it will end. Hey, even I don't know how it's going to end. JK! Most of you don't know me well enough to understand my odd sense of humor.
Zoe’s secret is out. And the powers of Hell are ravenous to claim her soul. Her brother, Luke, knows her secret: that she sees both good and evil spirits. Her boyfriend knows. At least Matthias is her guardian angel again. But now Hell’s most ruthless leader will stop at nothing to have her soul.
Albert, Matthias’ father, is relentless in his hunger for Zoe. He wants to destroy Matthias and will use Zoe to do so.
The battle between Heaven and Hell tests everything Zoe has. As she witnesses everyone important in her life suffering, she’s brought to the ultimate choice: will she sacrifice her soul to save the ones she loves?
Check out all things HEAVENLY.
Coming next year, OVERPROTECTED. blurb:
Ashlyn: A lonely society princess living in New York City.
Daddy hired you to be my bodyguard.
Colin: Childhood enemy, now her protector.
Daddy thought I’d be safe. He thought I’d never fall in love. He thought he could keep me forever.
Charles: obsessed with keeping her safe, keeping her his, he hires the one person he knows she could never fall in love with: Colin.
Daddy was wrong.
Check out the AWESOME trailer:
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
INCLUDED: Heavenly, Heavenly T-shirt, notebook and mini poster of all three book covers.
Tweet/reposters get entered twice. ( Put link in your comment )
Winner has a week to claim the prize or it goes back into the prize pool.
Thanks for participating in my blog giveaways!!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Check out all this STUFF: T-shirts: Heavenly and A Season of Eden ( both get tons of stares when you wear them, promise :) So, if you like being invisible, this isn't the giveaway for you.
Copies of Heavenly AND A Season of Eden, notebooks and a couple of surprises.
To enter: leave your post with your link to your Tweet and FB/blog post.
Join my good friends on the Jennifer Laurens fan page on FB and I'll enter your name 3 times into the drawing.
Winner announced Saturday.
Winner has 1 week to contact me,or the prize goes to someone else.
See you Saturday!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Here are the winners:
Midnight Sapphire Books
Simple Love of Reading
Sas ( Tea Mouse )
Congrats to the winners.
Monday: another giveaway so check back!
Thanks for entering, thanks for sending readers/friends.
More giveaways on Facebook at my page and at the fan page, so go! Join!
Monday, July 12, 2010
To enter into the drawing, post your name and your link of retweet and/or post on your blog or FB acct.
It's summer. It's hot, and if you want a hot summer read, this is the book for you.
Drawing is Saturday. Winners have one week to claim their book.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Usually, I video the drawing - but with 20 winners, I figured you'd be bored watching.
Here are the winners:
Midnight Sapphire Books
Michelle True Book Addict
CONGRATSSSSSSSSS email me with your mailing addy. Unclaimed prizes will be given away after one week.
New Giveaway MONDAY!!!
Monday, July 5, 2010
TWENTY winners this week! Each winner gets a signed Heavenly "Real Angels Don't Fall" T-shirt and a signed copy of Heavenly. ( US res, books AND Ts will be signed, international res Ts only will be signed )
Post either the Heavenly cover image as your FB or other social network as your profile pic, or post the Heavenly book trailer below. The longer you post the pic or trailer, that's how many entries you get in the drawing on Sat of next week.
POST YOUR LINK HERE TO BE ELIGIBLE!
20 Winners! International!
Winners must contact me by Monday of the following week, for shipping purposes. T-shirts are all XL and color.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Included in this week's giveaway: Heavenly, Penitence, a REAL ANGELS DON'T FALL tee shirt with Ka Yam Chui's amazing design, and a Heavenly notebook.
To enter, leave your comment below. As always, if you tweet / post this contest on your blog and facebook, AND leave the link here ( be honest, some folks say they do and YES I do check links ) you'll be entered twice to increase your chances of winning.
Good Luck and see you Saturday for the winner!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Congrats to Courtney Rae and her BFF.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by and entered. To show my appreciation, I'm going to send those who entered a free surprise. All you have to do for yours is email me your mailing addy to: email@example.com with blogsurprise in the subject line.
Check back Monday for the next giveaway, it's HOT!
Monday, June 21, 2010
For you and your best friend: Heavenly tees and copies of HEAVENLY ( book one ) and PENITENCE ( book two ) for your summer reading!
As with all of my giveaways, you are entered TWICE if you post and / or Tweet and leave the link here with your entry comment.
~~~~~~~Contest is international ~~~~~~~~
Remember: it's up to you to check back and see who wins each week's giveaway. I don't chase down entrants. Winners have one week to collect or the gift is gonzo. :)
Happy Summer Reading!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Another fun summer basket with great reads: Nailed, Heavenly and Penitence ~ for poolside, beachside or bedside :)Also included: scarf and mini fan.
PLEASE READ: I don't chase down the winner. If you don't check back, you give up the prize after one week. Like this offering. Somebody didn't claim it!
So, here it is again.
As always, anyone who posts/tweets my contests on their blogs and facebook pages gets entered TWICE to double their chances of winning the draw!
Contests go Mon-Fri. I announce winners on Saturdays.
I know a lot of you are blog junkies, and that's coooool. Just check back if you play here, or you might find your prize GONZOOOO!
Monday, June 7, 2010
YOU. GET. A. COPY. OF. HEAVENLY!
If you've always wanted to read it, NOW is your chance. If your page/blog gets over 20 comments on the book trailer posts, I'll send you PENITENCE, too!
(Some international addys will get e-versions because when I've mailed books before, they never arrive - grrrr, I know!! Take it up with your postal people )
Leave the book trailers up Monday - Friday to be elligible!!
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
For the beach or poolside: Heavenly, Penitence and the ultimate summer read: Nailed.
To keep you cool, a mini fan and a colorful bandanna!
US Residents only.
As always, anyone who tweets or reposts my giveaways gets their name entered into the drawing twice! If you're out of the US, check back next week for another international giveaway!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
PS Anyone who listens and can identify the background blooper, post your guess below. SOMEONE in my house blooped up when I was making the vid!!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Have friends you love to read/share books with? This is your contest! Bring yourself and 4 friends to the jennifer laurens fan page on Facebook (make sure that they each say, " Lori sent me!" or whatever your name is, so that when I tally up the entries, you get credit. You can double your chance of entering by also having those 4 pals post here with the same, "Lori sent me!" post. Confused?!?!? I hope not.
The winning five each get copies of Heavenly and Penitence.
Here's your chance to start your summer book club off with a heavenly read. :)
Contest goes Sat - Sat.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Up for grabs is a copy of Heavenly and a REAL ANGELS DON'T FALL Heavenly tee shirt. Give it to Mom for Mother's Day or keep it for yourself. The heavenly design is by reader Ka-Yam Chui of The Letter Garden.
If you're not familiar with the Heavenly series, go to: http://www.heavenlythebook.com/ where you can watch book trailers, read chapter excerpts and read reader comments.
As with all of my giveaways, if you tweet or post this giveaway you get entered TWICE! So share the joy :) Contest ends Saturday, May 8th~
I choose winners the old fashioned way:
CONGRATS! Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If the winner doesn't contact me, I'll choose another. Again, thank you for joining me here and on Facebook. If you love to read and enjoy the thrill of chasing after giveaways, you've come to the right blog.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
You’ve arrived at exactly the right time to explore lots of new blogs, all of which, ARE GIVING AWAY A VERY SPECIAL BLOGMANIA GIVEAWAY (For One Day Only – )
Then click away at these great blogs:
Seeing good and evil spirits is a gift Zoe guards with her life.
Despite her guardian angel's disappearance, Zoe forces herself to accept that she still has a purpose---but how does she carry the weight of her brother's drug abuse, the hardship of living with an autistic sister, and a best friend who's obsessed with a guy who only wants Zoe?
She's never felt more alone.
When a mysterious spirit appears, Zoe thinks she has a new guardian angel. Instead, her brother's addiction worsens, her parents are on the brink of separation, and her best friend tries to kill her. The spirit she thinks is her new guardian isn't there to protect her: he's out to destry her family and seize Zoe's soul...for Hell.
Will Matthias' return mean that he's Zoe's guardian angel again? Or is their love the reason the jaws of Hell now gape open?
PENITENCE is available at AMAZON.com
Please email me your mailing addys at: email@example.com
(( special thanks to those of you donating your copies to your local libraries )) x x x
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Wed and Thurs contests are HEAVENLY. 10 Winners will win copies of HEAVENLY in celebration of PENITENCE's release Thursday. Thursday will be hourly giveaways of PENITENCE! Surprise tweets! ( for followers ) and other goodies! As always, posters and tweeters are entered twice!
Monday, April 26, 2010
Monday and Tuesday's contest goes like this: Post the PENITENCE book trailer on your site and leave your link and you'll be entered to win Heavenly and Penitence and a tee shirt. Contest only goes for two days! As always, those who post/tweet get entered twice.
Wed and Thurs a new contest and then the release of PENITENCE April 29th!!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Thanks to all those who've tweeted and sent readers my way! I'm off to San Fran and going to do a surprise TWEET from there. Followers who respond to the tweet ( email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org, and retweet will get a trinket I bring back!)
Monday, April 12, 2010
Check out Ka-Yam's blog here: