Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year Give@way H0p!

The Happy New Year Giveaway Hop is brought to you by I'm A Reader, Not a Writer and Babs Book Bistro. Thanks, ladies!

Up for the New Year is your choice of books or swag:


Choose between: A Season of Eden, Overprotected, Heavenly, an Absolution notebook, a Heavenly book tote, a Overprotected book tote, a HEAVENLY key chain, an Ab-so-lute-ly Tshirt XL and one winner will get the Happy New Year blingy necklace in their pack.

4 WINNERS!

To qualify: post which item you'd like and join me on twitter (link on sidebar) and on Facebook. 

Read and let read ~

Jennifer





Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Year Resolutions - Schmesolutions?

Do you take stock of your past year and resolve to do things differently when the new year starts? I'll admit, I do. In fact, as I'm sitting here contemplating drinking one of my favorite guilty pleasures: Rockstar, I'm simultaneously thinking--I HAVE to stop drinking these.

Why? Well, a friend just told me a sick story about how a case of busted RSs ( as we call them in my house ) ate through an entire pallet at a grocery store in 15 minutes! Yikes! That makes me wonder if I'm going to have an Alienesque experience here any second with Rockstar gushing from my gut.

I have lots of things I'd like to see happen this year. Here are a few:

The proverbial last 20 lbs. Used to be 10, but writing has added another thick layer to my thighs and butt. Yeah, I'd like to blast off the fat once and for all this next year.

I'd like to find a fabu agent for my next YA novel. I've had two fabu agents ( years back ) before I went indie, it's time to try this again.

Those are the two you can hold me to this year. I want to hear yours. Come on, you're amongst friends here, fess up and tell me.

I'll send everyone who posts new years resolutions a little surprise. Send me your mailing addy via my email link on the sidebar!

Read and let read~


Jennifer










 

Midwinter's Eve H0PP! WINNER!

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Midwinter's Eve Hop.  It's great meeting new book enthusiasts!


Hop winner:


Darlene at Darlenesbooknook. CONGRATS!!


I hope everyone has a super new year. Make goals and go for them!

Read and let read ~

Jennifer






Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Midwinter's Eve H0PP!





 Thanks for participating in the fabulous Midwinter's Eve Blog Hop!! I'm giving away a copy of Heavenly and a cool angel necklace (long) for one winner. HEAVENLY is about a teenage girl who falls in love with her autistic sister's guardian angel. It's book one of a 3-book series. You can watch trailers and read excerpts about the book at the site: HEAVENLY


To enter, follow the blog ( because I give away tons of the best swag out there -hehe ) and join me on Facebook! 

Thanks again for your entry. Happy holiday to you!!


Jennifer








Monday, December 19, 2011

Your Wildest Dream Present Announcement!

Hey there~


I really enjoyed this giveaway. It was wonderful and enlightening reading everyone's posts who entered. Because you all deserve your 'wildest dream' gift and I wish I could provide it, I'm giving each entry a pair of Heavenly wings. Please put them somewhere and think of me and our friendship.

Email me your mailing address ( use sidebar link ) and  your wings will be on their way!

Much love~

Jennifer







Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What's Your Wildest Dream Present?



I'm trying to get into the holiday spirit SOO BAD, I'm resorting to making a list of the most outlandish gifts that would CRANK ME UP! My list is below.These are happy gifts. We all want peace on earth and our children to make good choices. This is about pure indulgence if you had the opportunity.

Here are some of mine:

1. A world-wide cruise for 3 months.
2. iPads for the whole family.
3. Some plastic surgery ( shhhhh - don't tell anyone I said that! )

What I want to know is - no limits imposed - what would your WILDEST DREAM GIFT be??

Post it below and you're entered to win a pair of angel wings ( book not included ) from yours truly. Join me on Facebook for more giveaways! HERE.

Remember, no limitations to your  WILDEST DREAM PRESENT!!

Jennifer



Monday, December 12, 2011

Heavenly Holiday Wings &Toes! WINNER!

Is mirrormera92

If you're out there, you have a week to claim the gift! Contact me via sidebar link.


Thanks to everyone else who entered.

Jennifer



Thursday, December 8, 2011

Heavenly Holiday Wings &Toes!

The holiday season is in full swing! Picture this: reading by the fire, toes toasty warm, a Heavenly read while a pair of angel wings shimmers on your tree...

Sound good? If you haven't read Heavenly, the trilogy is about a teenage girl who falls in love with her autistic sister's guardian angel. You can see book trailers and read more about the story HERE.http://www.heavenlythebook.com

To enter, post your efforts at helping me promote this toasty, Heavenly giveaway i.e.: Facebook post links, twitter links, blog post links - whatever your specialty.

Winner chosen Sunday!

Happy Holiday Cheer!

Jennifer








Book Lover's Holiday H0P! WINNER!

Love Between the Pages ~ CONGRATS! Please email me via link on my sidebar.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the hop!

More holiday cheer to come...


Read and let ~    Jennifer






Thursday, December 1, 2011

Book Lover's Holiday H0P!






Welcome to the Book Lover's Holiday Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Kid Lit Frenzy

Up for grabs is this festive Christmas pack: A cuddly, red sock monkey and a copy of either Overprotected OR A Season of Eden, your choice!

To enter, post your choice of book and I'd love you to join me on Facebook! You're also welcome to follow on Twitter (link in sidebar ) for weekly giveaways and surprise tweet giveaways.

Thanks for participating and sharing in the holiday spirit!

CHECK TWEETS FOR ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER NAMES! That's how I let you know if you've won. If you don't see it, you forfeit. 


Read and let read~

Jennifer







Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Title Love

Ever hear a book title and swoon? BEFORE even reading the book? Some titles are magic. I admit, I'm intrigued first by a title, then a cover, THEN the blurb. Nothing's worse than a great title or cover only to find out the book disappoints you. ( Let's remember that the book might be somebody's favorite - and that's OK! )

Some titles that delivered for me:

DAMAGE by Josephine Hart    

This title says it all. Relationships that destroy and the ramifications thereof. LOVED this book.

TWILIGHT by Stephenie Meyer

Ambiguous. Curious. Why did you pick up this book?

 INEXCUSABLE by Mark Lynch 

I love any book that says it like it is, i.e. DAMAGE listed above, making promises the author keeps.

SEXY by Joyce Carol Oates.

The story of a high school boy who doesn't understand the sexual power he exudes over others, including unlikely adults in his life.

These are just a sampling of my favorites----a few that caught my eye and WHY they caught my eye.

Share your favorite titled books. I'd like to know what they are and why they make you buzz.

Read and let read ~

Jennifer
















Monday, November 28, 2011

Gratitude Hop! 5 readers win, instead of 3!

Thanks so much for participating in the HOP. I had an overwhelming amount of participants here - LOVE YOU!! For that reason, and because so many readers wanted to read HEAVENLY ( yay! ) I added 2 more recipients to the giveaway for a total of 5 winners instead of 3.



Megan: Heavenly

ShariLyn Halgood: Heavenly


Isolabella: Heavenly

Ronda (Queentutt's World of Escapism) : Book of choice

Vinci: Overprotected

Please email me ( link on the sidebar ) with your mailing information and I'll get your books out asap!

Read and let read ~

Jennifer










Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gratitude Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to our giveaway for the Gratitude Giveaway Blog Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and co-hosted by All-Consuming Books.   The hop ends on November 27th giving you plenty of time to enter all the 300+ fabulous giveaways.

Is there a book of mine you've heard about? Been wanting to read?
You stopped by the right place on the HOP.

Post which book you'd like to win to enter, and FOLLOW this blog. (Link on sidebar )That's it!

THERE WILL THREE WINNERS!

My books are above in the header. Overprotected, Nailed, Magic Hands, Falling for Romeo, A Season of Eden and The Heavenly series. The Heavenly covers in the header are for the hardcovers. I only offer paperback through the giveaway, for reasons of expense.

Read and let read ~


Jennifer









Monday, November 14, 2011

*Surprise*TWEET Week!

If you've been following me for a while, you know what that means: I give away everything from bookmarks to books to book totes and Heavenly wings on Twitter ALL WEEK LONG via *Surprise* tweets.

To enter, you have to be a twitter follower, of course - to catch the tweets! ( link on sidebar )

If you want to spread the word about the *Surprise* TWEET WEEK, I love that! I can always use the extra karma. Thank you in advance!!

Hope to see you on Twitter!

Read and let read~


Jennifer

Friday, November 11, 2011

WINNERS!

Thanks for joining in the blog hop. It's always fun to add new friends here, and, hopefully you'll get the chance to read one of my books and win some swag along the way.

Winners are:

The Romanceaholic wins the Overprotected pack.

Ellen Elisabeth wins the Eden pack.

Vicky wins the Heavenly pack.

Winners: please email me via the link on my sidebar with your name, address and the prize pack you won.

Thanks again for entering!

It's cold out there. Snuggle up with a good book this weekend!

Jennifer

Monday, November 7, 2011

November Hop!









I love gratitude hops. They give me a chance to share even MORE of my books with reader friends.

Please choose one of the pictured gift packs:

Heavenly and angel wings.

A Season of Eden and mousepad.

Overprotected and signed Tshirt.

To enter, you are welcome to: join me on Facebook.

Follow me on Twitter ( link on sidebar ) and here on the blog (link on sidebar )for weekly giveaways if you're a book lover and you've A) never read my books B) have read my books but know I have the funnest swag around. :)

Thanks for joining the hop! Have fun! Feel free to spread a little gratitude of your own and re-tweet and post to your heart's content!

Read and let read ~

Jennifer






Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Special Treat to Share

Many of you know that HEAVENLY is based on my family and our challenges dealing with our daughter who has autism.

Along our journey with autism and learning to cope, we've met some real guardian angels, fantastic helpers who've come to our rescue and provided much needed help and relief from from the draining effects of living with a handicapped child.

One of them is "Abria's" current teacher at school. Her name is Tricia Lund and she's doing miraculous things for the children in our daughter's class. A local college made this short video about what's happening, how the children are growing and changing and I wanted to share it with you.

See if you can pick out "Abria" - she's in there! But she's kind of camera shy.

This time of year I am reminded of what I have to be grateful for. We're so blessed to have this wonderful teacher working with our angel daughter.

Jennifer

Saturday, November 5, 2011

November Week One ~WINNERS~

Thanks for spreading the word and entering this week's giveaway!

Haley from YA - aholic wins a signed copy of OVERPROTECTED

Book Love 101 Wins the Tshirt

Twimom101 wins the notebook

Precious wins the Tote

Winners, please email me ( link on sidebar ) and mention the gift you won in your email.

Nov 8th is another hop, with LOTS of book related items, so stop by and check it out. Time to start thinking: Christmas Prezzies!!

Read and let read ~

Jennifer

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November Giveaway Week One~




It's great to have some new followers from the Spooktacular Hop. I told you I have a lot of giveaways, and I do!

Up this week: 4 winners get to choose from the OVERPROTECTED stash in the picture.

Choose from: the book, the Tshirt ( L ), the book tote or the notebook. Post which item you'd like to win in your post and include any links to this giveaway for extra consideration :)

Overprotected is the story of a sheltered society princess living in New York City and her struggle for independence.

Read excerpts and watch the fabulous book trailer HERE.

Check back Saturday to see if you've won. Winners are posted here I don't chase participants down. Winners have 1 week to collect or they forfeit the prize.

Read and let read ~


Jennifer

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Spooktacular BLog Hop WINNERS!

First, THANK YOU for participating. For those of you who LIKED and FOLLOWED the blog and me on Twitter, I have tons of giveaways, so check twitter and here regularly for more chances to win books.

HERE ARE THE WINNERS:


Chocolate Chunky Munkie wins the EDEN pack!

Rebecca ( @kindlefever )

Please email me ( link on sidebar ) with your mailing info and which pack you won.

Winners have one week to claim the hop prize!

Read and let read~

Jennifer

Sunday, October 23, 2011

SPOOKTACULAR Giveaway Hop!




Wow, over 400 bloggers are participating in this hop! Woot! LOVE IT! More chances to win, right?

There are TWO chances to win here. The Heavenly pack or the Eden pack. You choose! Be sure to mention your selection when you post.

To enter, you may click here and 'LIKE'.

If you're a book/swag lover you are welcome to follow the blog and follow me (link on sidebar) on twitter (link on sidebar)to increase your chances of winning books and fun stuff I love to share with readers.

Read and let read ~


Jennifer



Saturday, October 22, 2011

~Barnes & Noble Authorpalooza~


My son and his wife and my grandbabies stopped by to say hello.



So today was my first ever author event. I've spoken at various functions, but this was my first signing experience. It was pretty darned fun!

The highlight was meeting readers who'd come to the event just to meet me. THAT. WAS. FABULOUS.

It was fun interacting with other authors, too, and just being in a bookstore is always a good thing.

Some of the authors were seasoned at this routine, including my tablemate, YA author Joy Spraycar.

What I learned: that these events are nothing to fear. I was pretty hesitant to do something like this, but I wouldn't hesitate again. The crowd was warm and it was very upbeat.

What I'd do differently: I wish the event hadn't been on a day when so many other big events were going on in the community, but I didn't have any control over that.

The Heavenly hardcovers were the hot sale item! Everybody LOVED the artwork. That was cool.

Overall, the Authorpalooza was a positive experience. There's nothing like meeting people you've chatted with and "met" through your books! That was really outstanding.

Looking forward to the hop next week!


Read and let read~


Jennifer

Octoberbest! Week Three! WINNER!

It's great to see so many new readers entering! (( And those of you who HAVE been here a while, I love and appreciate your support!! MANY of you have won - often more than once - from me, so you know winning is possible :))

Week three winner is:ShannonQ

CONGRATSssss Shannon!

Please email me ( link on sidebar )

Monday begins the HUGE Halloween Blog Hop - with over 200 participating book bloggers. Putting together some fun wins for that!!

Meanwhile, read and let read and enjoy the weekend.

xx Jennifer

Monday, October 17, 2011

Octoberbest! Week Three!


It's the third week of Octoberbest and since the week one giveaway was never claimed, I'm offering it again!.

Up this week another chance to win copy of OVERPROTECTD ( because it's kinda scary - right??? Obsessive father goes ballistic to protect his only child ) A tote ( both the book and the tote will be signed ) and a pair of spider web earrings.

To enter, post your name below.

I give special consideration to those whose efforts to spread the word about me and my books go beyond sensational. So, show your Octoberbest and leave your luv links in your post!

Giveaway ends Friday night. Winner announced Saturday. Check back, I don't chase down winners.

Read and let read ~

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Octoberbest! Week Two!WINNER!!

Great efforts by so many of to promote the giveaway, THANK YOU!

This week's winner is:Raihana

CONGRATSsssssssss

Raihana has one week to contact me and claim the giveaway gift or it's forfeited. Like last week! The winner didn't contact me, so I'm offering the giveaway again Next week -

Much love lovelies~

Jennifer

Monday, October 10, 2011

Octoberbest! Week Two!

Up for grabs this week: a signed copy of A Season of Eden and a bloody handprint you can stick anywhere to send chills down the spine - mwhahaha!

To enter, post your name and share the contest with your reader friends! ( You all know what that means by now )

Extra consideration will be given to readers who post the booktrailer ( below ) anywhere and everywhere :)

Check back Saturday to see if you've won! Last week's winner still hasn't checked, and might forfeit the winnings if she doesn't email me. ( winners have 1 week to claim prize )

Read and let read~

Jennifer

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Special Sundays

What makes Sunday special to you? Do you have family traditions you save for Sunday that you look forward to all week?

Growing up in Palos Verdes, California, Sundays for me meant my parents having friends over for big dinners and football parties ( or basketball ). Sundays also meant big family gatherings ( because our house was large and centrally located )

These days, Sundays for my family start out at church and end at home with a huge family dinner with ( usually ) one to three guests. Which means I make a giant meal every week. I love this -- it's fun to plan and wonderful to execute and enjoy. My children and their children look forward to an array of baked goods - their requests always considered for the day!

We take a walk after dinner and enjoy the changing colors, the view of the lake, saying hello to neighbors.

The evening is spent visiting and watching a film appropriate for the day: something the whole family can enjoy like The Parent Trap, or The Other Side of Heaven - two of our family favorites.

How do you spend your Sunday? What do you look forward to that makes the day special to you and yours?

Thanks for sharing with me.


Jennifer

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Octoberbest! Week One.WINNER!

Thank you so much for your weekly support and love. The more you enter, the more you tweet, blog and chat about what I do helps spread the word for me. As an indie author, my appreciation runs deep for all of you.

I love that I know all of your names, and have real friendships with many of you.

THANK YOU!

This week's winner is Nadege_Richards

CONGRATS!

I'm searching for the next mailable, cute lil Halloween item for next week, so check back!

Love you all~


Jennifer

Monday, October 3, 2011

Octoberbest! Week One.


It's the first week of October - time to have some fall/Halloween fun. I'll be participating in a Halloween Blog Hop later this month, but until then I'm giving away some cute, seasonal finds along my books and swag.

Up this week a copy of OVERPROTECTD ( because it's kinda scary - right??? ) A tote ( both the book and the tote will be signed ) and a pair of spider web earrings.

To enter, post your name below.

I give special consideration to those whose efforts to spread the word about me and my books go beyond sensational. So, show your Octoberbest and leave your luv links in your post!

Giveaway ends Friday night. Winner announced Saturday. Check back, I don't chase down winners.

Read and let read ~


Jennifer

Monday, September 26, 2011

Tweet, Tweet!

It's that time again: another week of Twitter surprise giveaways! Join me there for your chance to win. Read and let read ~ Jennifer

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Real Angels Don't Fall T and Book WINNER!

Irene ( Josslight089 ) Wins this week's giveaway! CONGRATS! Thanks for entering and the last week of September will be all about surprise giveaways on Twitter, so keep an eye out! Read and let read ~ Jennifer

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Real Angels Don't Fall T and Book GIVEAWAY





I was so thrilled when fabulous artist and reader friend Ka-Yam Chui sent me this fabulous fan art design for Heavenly. I asked her to create it in a design I could use for Ts and swag and she did. The graphic is beautiful and never ceases to turn heads!

This week's giveaway includes your choice black and white or color T of her wonderful design and a copy of HEAVENLY.

Extra consideration is always given to those who promote!Post your links to your various promos below to enter.

Giveaway ends Friday night. Check back, I don't chase down winners. :)


Read and let read -

Jennifer

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Book Freebies! WINNERS!!!

Thanks for spreading the word about this week's giveaway! So many of you are great supporters to me - I feel the love and I appreciate the effort!

Winners of the 3 copies of HEAVENLY are:

Joannie joannie1956

Jay Lou Wright JessicaXxXLW

Krazzyme(Young Readers)

Winners of A Season of Eden are:

Joanna9273

Natasha Areena

Zoey Talbon

twimom101

justjanhvi

ladyvampire

Book Passion for Life

JesusFreakReader

Danah Peppermint1013

Jennie un3xpectedfate

Kristina Kr15tina

Vivien

Tamara tamsbookramble

twinmomx5

missbookiverse

Chris

Thanks again for entering! Winners, email me your book won, along with your mailing address and the book will be shipped to you next week!

Read and let read~

Jennifer

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Book Freebies!

As most of you know I give away copies of Heavenly to all of my Facebook friends for their birthday. I sign the books, and now and then I spell a name wrong! I can't send those to readers, and I refuse to waste a book and throw it away so I'm offering some of those books here this week.

3 copies of HEAVENLY are up for grabs.

I'll cross off the inscription in black ink before mailing. The books are not for resale ( or I'd have done that myself )

I also have a box of EDEN books that came back from the printer with the ink slightly off color. YOU might not notice the difference, but I did. So I can't sell them. Like I said, I HATE wasting. If you want a copy of EDEN ( Again, NOT TO RESELL ) chime in for that.

To enter, post your name below. Tweets, posts and links from your various social media sites are always appreciated.

Thanks for entering, reading and supporting!


Read and let read~


Jennifer

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pain, Sweat and Blood ; My next book.

That's what it feels like I'm giving to this project. The hardest book to write to date. ABSOLUTION had that honor until I started this thing. I've asked myself WHY it's A) so difficult B) taking so long to write. Usually, I'm the three month kid. I'll be lucky to have this wrapped by the end of this year for publication next year at this rate.

Stories are always personal for me - that's probably why this one has been difficult. It's not that the subject is difficult, it's that I tend to write the tone of my life into my work and right now my life is dark.

Used to be writing was a lovely respite for me. But the muse suffers when I suffer. I'm stretching myself by fighting to keep the muse alive so I can keep going. I hope this will make me a tougher mother, wife, friend and author. Who knows.

I'm dying to be done with this project, though. There's a point in every creative process where you're JUST DONE WITH IT. I've written this particular story twice already: years ago as a women's romance and before that as a screenplay.

Writing it now for my YA readers is a fascinating and wonderful trip. I'm loving the changes and the genre fits the story so well the old versions are fading from my thoughts. ( A fight! The characters, stubborn as they were, refused to change! )

Time for me to be disciplined and get back to work.The weekend is almost here and the fam and I are going to the Utah State Fair - our yearly tradition. Wish you could come along - it's an amazing day of sights, scents and fantastic eats!

Jennifer

Back to the Books! BLOG HOP WINNERSSSSSS!

One thing I didn't mention in my giveaway was how many winners there would be. Hmmmm. Anyone who is a regular visitor here knows giveaways are my thing. I've decided to grant the desires of 10 wonderful follower friends through this HOP:

YzhaBella's BookShelf - Heavenly

Marissa @ And many to read before I sleep wins A Season of Eden

Amanda Welling A Season of Eden

Donna @ The Happy Booker

Gloria Sell Schumann

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com - Heavenly

featherlyhearts - Heavenly

Monika - Heavenly wings

ateenatheart@gmail.com - Heavenly

xxsquigglesxx - Heavenly Tshirt

Nad├Ęge Richards - Heavenly

Thanks so much to everyone who entered!

The rest of this week I'll be giving away surprises via Twitter, so keep an eye out. Also, I've got a giveaway going on on Facebook for a Heavenly swag pack to celebrate the release of the Heavenly series in hardback. New bookmarks, wings and a Heavenly book tote are up for grabs! Go here for details: http://on.fb.me/rhFqP9

Read and let read ~


Jennifer

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Back to the Books! BLOG HOP





Choose between any of my books and swag for this giveaway! ( Including stuff I don't have pictured that you know I have !!)

To enter, post what you want below. LIKE my Facebook page ( link on blog sidebar )


Voracious readers are welcome to join me on Twitter and FOLLOW here for weekly giveaways!

Easy.

For Extra consideration and points, TWEET and announce the blog hop and include my link!

Best of luck!

Jennifer


Saturday, August 27, 2011

10 Heavenly Chances to Win! WNNERS:

A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated and posted the HEAVENLY trailer. You are THE GREATEST supporters an author could have!

Random 10 Winners of the HEAVENLY TOTES:

SpadesHigh

Mikki-Mano

Tee

IdentitySeeker

Nyra

dana

AnaCarolina

Irene (Josslight089)

blackplume

Kayleigh


Thanks again for entering! Winners, please email me via the sidebar link with your mailing address.

Next Week : Back to School BLog Hop! WOOT! Hundreds of book blogs celebrate Back to School with awesome giveaways! STOP BY.

Read and let read~

Jennifer

Monday, August 22, 2011

10 Heavenly Chances to Win!

A reader can NEVER have enough book totes! This week I'm giving away 10 Heavenly book totes, some of which will come with additional surprises. ( bookmarks, mini posters, charms, wings ) With the new release of the Heavenly hardbacks, I'm spreading the love about Heavenly.

To be eligible for the drawing, post your name below and a link to where you've posted the Heavenly book trailer. 

Contest runs till Friday night. Winners chosen Sat and readers who post their brains out get extra special consideration. Check back Saturday, I don't chase down winners.

Read and let read~

Jennifer









Saturday, August 20, 2011

Overprotected Blitz! WINNERS:

Thanks to you guys who posted and tweeted and linked in your efforts to promote OVERPROTECTED!!

WINNER of the grand prize:

Michelle O'Boyle CONGRATS!!

Andi
Eveyllyn
IdentitySeeker

All win Overprotected swag packs!

Please email me ( via the link in the blog sidebar ) with your mailing addy and the prize you won so I can ship your gift to you.

See you Monday for the next giveaway!

Read and let read ~


Jennifer

Monday, August 15, 2011

Overprotected Blitz!





If you've read Overprotected and love it this is your giveaway! To win this juicy prize pack show me how much you love the book. Post the trailer and links to the Overprotected blog with excerpts ( on sidebar of this blog ), Tweet, blog, interview me, arrange a chat - whatever you can think of to spread the Overprotected love to be entered. Your promotional efforts need to be in your entry post below.

One winner wins the grand prize of all you see in the photo! Second prize entries will get the Overprotected love song CD written just for the trailer by indie artist Jennifer Joyce.

As always, I thank my fabulous readers for their love and support. I love it when you share my books with your reader friends!

Read and let read ~
Jennifer

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Your Favorite Things

There are so many types of blogs out there. I realize most people who follow this blog are into books and reading, but I'd love you to share some of your favorite blogs and why they're your favorite.

A good thing gets better when more people know about it!

Don't forget to add links :)

As for Monday, check back for the next August giveaway.

 Read and let read ~

Jennifer






Monday, August 8, 2011

Tweet! Tweet!

It's time for another week-long Twitter giveaway - where I post surprise tweets for various books or swag and if you want it, follow the tweet instructions to be entered to win.

Throughout the week I'll be giving away:

Heavenly Tshirts
Ab-so-lute-ly Tshirts
Heavenly book totes
Overprotected book totes
Eden notebooks
Eden mousepads
Heavenly angel wings
Bookmarks and magnets
Overprotected swag packs

I always appreciate it when other bloggers announce my giveaways on their blogs - you have my LOVE for doing that! More love for all the fabulous RTs some of you do for me - you know who you are!

Keep your eyes out on Twitter! 


Jennifer







Saturday, August 6, 2011

Hot Summer GIVEAWAY! WINNERS

Thank you for entering the giveaway! Second to writing, I LOVE hosting contests and giveaways. Summer's a great time for reading - I hope you're getting plenty of books in your head!

WINNERS:
Enchantedbooks/Kelsey

Lissette Martinez 

Tiffany Hollett

Sandra - PinkLadyDesigns


Denise Zaky

GFC-Janhvi Jagtap

CONGRATS to the winners. Winners have 1 week to contact me ( contact button on blog page ) and claim their book or the prize is forfeited.

Check back Monday for another offering :)


ALWAYS read and let read ~

Jennifer

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hot Summer GIVEAWAY!

Up this week is a selection of my titles for your summer reading fun. 6 winners! One per book - and one person wins the Overprotected book tote.

To enter, post which book you'd like to read or if you're interested in the tote. Of course, friends who tweet and post the giveaway on their blogs, twitter and Facebook get extra points for helping to spread the word about the giveaway.

Thanks for following!

Read and let read~


Jennifer

Monday, August 1, 2011

What Do You Do?

Whatever your passion is, sometimes daily life presents obstacles that makes fulfilling your love or passion difficult. One of my passions is writing. ( if you didn't know that already ) I've been working on my WIP for months and should be finished by now. But I'm not. Myriads of issues have come up in my family that have kept me from being able to keep my usual pace. It's so hard to not feel like I'm letting myself ( as well as readers ) down.

Those of you who've read HEAVENLY know that the story is my family story dealing with autism, substance abuse and other family issues. It was painful to write because we ( as a family ) were at the peak of my son's drug abuse during the writing. At least I could control the outcome of "Luke's" issues in Heavenly. I haven't had that luxury in real life. His choices have taken our family on a roller coaster ride that won't stop and seems to be headed toward a major crash.

Unfortunately, "Luke's" relapsed again. This time he's older and has a wife and two babies. The stakes are so much higher and I feel even more helpless. Our whole family is rallying around them to try and help but he's quite far down the path again.

I always enlist God's help in my life and I pray for him daily. At this point, I feel like that's ALL I can do because he's an adult and has to live with the results of his choices. But it's still so difficult.

If you've been through this ( or something similar ) share your thoughts and ideas and what you've found that works. Your ideas and suggestions might help me and others out there who are dealing with similar challenges.

x x Jennifer

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Want to Win? Join Us!

The Overprotected blog tour starts today - I'm kicking it into gear. Join us for your chance to win: your choice of one of my books, an Overprotected tote and T.

Here are the stops:

20 Jennifer - Kick Off
21 Me & Reading - Interview
22 Amaterasu Reads- Excerpt
23 Book Whisperer - Guest Post
24 Reading Angel - Guest Post
25 iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books - Excerpt
26 Reading Little Bit of Everything - interview
27 Fragments of Life - Excerpt
28 Reading Away The Days- Character Interview
29 Teen Readers Diary - Review
30 I'm a book shark -
31 We Fancy Books -

See you there!


Read and let read~


Jennifer

Monday, July 18, 2011

Want to Win?




WE FANCY BOOKS is having an awesome blog tour of OVERPROTECTED and it starts Tuesday, the 20th of July! We'll be kicking it off here. I'm donating some goodies but you'll have to check out their blog ( its awesome, follow! ) to get details on how they're going to give away what.


Join us for a spectacular tour and a chance to win!

Read and let read~

Jennifer

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Souvies and Books! WINNERS

A special thanks will go to:

Lucia

Denise Z (book)

Michelle True Book Addict

Giselle

Ishita aka Fishy (book)

Tabitha Michelle

Thanks for tweeting and posting about this giveaway.

Each winner will get a token of my appreciation and Denise Z and Ishita aka Fishy will also get their book of choice! Please email me with your mailing addys. ( link on blog sidebar )

See you next week for another giveaway!


Read and let read ~

Jennifer

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Souvies and Books!


So, I'm going to my hometown of SoCal ( Southern California ) for a much-needed getaway. I've written about my hometown of Palos Verdes in three of my books: A Season of Eden takes place there, Colin and Ashlyn are from there in Overprotected and John and Kane began their fated friendship in Palos Verdes. It's safe to say I miss it and am in love with the area.

While I'm there, you can bet I'm going to find some souvies to give away here on the blog - along with my usual offering of BOOKS!

I'm going to post pics, so check back. Maybe you'll see something you HAVE TO HAVE.

To enter, join me on my new FB page ( where all things newsy and book oriented will be announced, discussed and given away )

The page is here.

Please help me out and spread the word about the new page: post the link, tweet the link, stuff like that really helps.

Vaca here I come!

Read and let read~


Jennifer

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Midsummer's Blog Hop WINNERS:

To all participants; THANK YOU FOR ENTERING! My giveaways are weekly, ( M-F ) so stay bookmarked for more opportunities to win.

Everyone who referred friends got first choice of what they wanted. Those wonderful readers are:

Gillian Cohen
Chelsea Carson
Ronika
Alba Solorzano
Gaby P.

The 8 winners include:

SweetNSensible - A Season of Eden
balmesandrada@yahoo.com - Heavenly
fatalmonster@gmail.com - Heavenly
joanna ward - Heavenly Soundtrack CD
Pearllivingsun211@yahoo.com - Heavenly swag
@Rockangel
@Peppermint1013 - Overprotected
@mannabonbooks: Heavenly

Please contact me ( click CONTACT link above ) with your mailing addy and the prize you've won and I'll ship that off to you Monday!

CONGRATSSS!!

Read and let read~


Jennifer

Monday, June 20, 2011

Midsummer's Blog Hop!



I love blog hops. They're a great way for me to meet new reader friends. There will be 8 winners here. Each one can choose between any of my books or swag as their prize.So, if you've been dying to read A Season of Eden or get your hands on a Heavenly Tshirt this is the giveaway for you!

To be considered in the drawing:

Post your prize of choice.

Follow on Facebook, Twitter and HERE ( links on side ) If you have reader friends you KNOW will love my books, swag and giveaways then send them here and tell them to enter. Make sure they tell me you sent them, and I'll give you extra entry points :)

EASY!

Winner will be drawn at the end of the HOP. Winners will be announced on Facebook, here and Twitter so check. I don't chase down winners.


Read and let read ~


Jennifer

Saturday, June 18, 2011

BFF = Book for Friend GIVEAWAY WINNERS

I enjoyed reading all of your posts. There are so many good BFF stories! Because there were soooo many, I'm going to do this again - SOON!

This week's winners are:

love_twilight09

*Yoly*

CONGRATS! Please email me so I can send your friend her book.

Thanks for participating in my weekly giveaways! I love you all.


xx Jennifer

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

BFF = Book for Friend GIVEAWAY

Which of my books would you give to your best friend and why?

Post your entry below. I'll pick 2 BFF entries to send your special gift to!

Thanks for reading and participating in the weekly giveaways.


Read and let read~

Jennifer

Saturday, June 11, 2011

TWITTER Tea$ers CONTEST!Winners:

Outstanding QUOTES!!! I was so excited to see what everyone who entered came up with. Not to mention the surreal quality of reading your words long after you've written them!!

I can't say thank you enough to everyone who tried their hand at TeaserTweeting for me. STERLING JOB!! Because you were all so fantastic, I want to send each of you a token of my appreciation. ( If I missed anyone, let me know via email )

Grand Gift Winner Goes TO: Star_lights91 She wins book or swag of choice. She did an AWESOME job tweeting EDEN teasers!! ( Maybe an Eden Tshirt is in order??)
THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!

Everyone listed below please email me your mailing info - I'll send a small thank you for participating. You're the best.X X X

PamelaRoach

tammyb_28

dien_da

BritneyWyatt

chieu12

TabithaMichelle

love_sugarplum

Totalbookaholic

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

TWITTER Tea$ers CONTEST!




If you're on Twitter, maybe you've seen my Twitter teasers I tweet for my books. Teasers are quotes or 1-2 short sentences that create interest in the book/storyline.This week, I'm giving away books and swag to the most creative teasers you can come up with. Teasers I can use on Twitter!

Here are some examples of my teasers:

When you fall in love with an angel, there’s hell to pay.#HEAVENLY

Zoe didn’t believe in soul mates, until she fell in love with an angel.#HEAVENLY

“Ash.”His tone cut through me like a hot spoon through cream.”I’m here to protect you.” #OVERPROTECTED

His pure kiss poured over me like holy water.#A Season of Eden.#


Use your favorite quotes from the books. Keep it short. Submit your best!

Winning teasers will get to choose between any book and swag of mine for their prize.

BOOKS are above in the header. Contest goes until Saturday. POST YOUR ENTRY ON TWITTER!


Jennifer

Monday, June 6, 2011

Crazieness!

Is it crazy at your house? Kids are out of school and for me that means my daughter with autism who wanders around the house in endless chatter, trying to kiss me or poke me or tease me. She also sneaks food she's not supposed to eat ( up to her bedroom - you wouldn't believe the hairy strawberries and moldy cheese we've found in her room!) We love her, but living with her is like living with a flock of wild birds in the house.

My 14-year old boy is also off school now - plundering the fridge and pantry with his pack 'o pals in search of chips, soda and anything else to munch on. The cost to support him and his buddies around 150.00 a week I figure. HAHA.

I'm trying to finish my WIP that I hoped to have out by the end of this year, but it's not looking good at this point. In the mix, I'm posting giveaways here, on Facebook and on Twitter! Bear with me until I get this week's giveaway organized. I hope to have something summery and fun up tomorrow. But if I don't - you'll know I'm deflecting "kisses" from "Abria" and shopping the aisles at Walmart for my son and his friends.

xx Read and let read ~

Jennifer

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Heart's Desire GIVEAWAY till Saturday!

Today until Saturday I'm giving away "your heart's desire" of my swag or book offerings - randomly - via surprise Facebook posts and Tweets, so keep an eye out. When you see the: heart plus ? symbols it's time to #shout your heart's desire on Twitter or on Facebook. These surprise offerings may last five minutes or an hour. Anyone who #shouts or enters posts on FB is entered. Some surprise tweets or Facebook posts may include special instructions depending on the randomness of the giveaway!

Let's have some fun the rest of this week! See you all on Twitter and Facebook.

Read and let read~

Jennifer

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Splash Into Summer WINNERS:

Thanks to everyone who entered the blog hop. Weird how blogger bombed out at the end, making it impossible to leave comments. Did that happen on other blogs too or just mine??

Winners:

Heavenly gift pack: Joanna Ward @Joanna 9273

Eden gift pack: Phanee @funnywool

Overprotected pack: JerseyGirl22 JerseyGirl22

Winners have one week to claim their prize or the gift is forfeited.

Keep an eye out on Twitter this week for some awesome freebies and more surprise tweet giveaways!

Read and let read -

Jennifer

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Splash Into Summer Blog Hop GIVEAWAY!





Summer's almost here. Time to celebrate with books and totes for beach or poolside reading.

THREE winners! Post which pack you'd like: Heavenly, Eden or Overprotected to enter. Then, join me on FB and Twitter if we're not already friends.

If you adore giveaways, you'll want to consider following the blog. I have weekly giveaways, and surprise tweet giveaways on Twitter for my friends and followers. FWB = Friends With Books.

Giveaway ends May 31st but I'll probably grant some surprise gift packs via Twitter and Facebook - so keep an eye out!

Here's to reading in the sun.




Jennifer

Monday, May 23, 2011

???? GIVEAWAY????

Is there something you're dying to know about one of my books? Or about me as a writer? If there is, Monday and Tuesday are for you.

Wednesday starts the Splash Into Summer Blog Hop. So, be sure to stop by for that.

But today and Tuesday it's a short giveaway. To enter, post your question and I'll answer it. Then I'll choose two random winners who will get to pick their book of choice.

Read and let read~

Jennifer

Monday, May 16, 2011

Listen Up Tweeps and Facebook Friends!

I've got 25 copies of A Season of Eden and 25 copies of Overprotected I'm giving away on Twitter and Facebook this week via *SURPRISE* giveaways! Join me on both sites to enter to win. ( links on sidebar )

If you don't have a Twitter or Facebook account, now's the time to sign up!

I might throw in other swag too, so keep your eyes open. The *SURPRISE* giveaways can last anywhere from a day to an hour to five minutes. Once closed, they're closed.

I'm going to check out anyone who posts my trailers around the web on FB and Twitter and on their blogs, especially, and put give them EXTRA kudos for posting the trailers.

OVERPROTECTED:


A SEASON OF EDEN:


See you all week!

Read and let read:


Jennifer

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Week 2 May GIVEAWAY! winners

Thank you for entering! For those of you who've just found me as an author, I look forward to our friendship.

This week's winners:

The EDEN bundle: Krystal

The HEAVENLY bundle: Kathryn Packer Roberts

The OVERPROTECTED bundle: Meredith

Please email me with your mailing addys!

I'm on Twitter every day, and I do lots of "surprise" tweet giveaways there, so keep your eyes open to make sure you don't miss one!


Read and let read~


Jennifer

Monday, May 9, 2011

Week 2 May GIVEAWAY!


Totes and Ts and books! There's no better combination.

To enter, post which combo you want and follow me on Twitter and Facebook and here. Links on the blog sidebar.

Extra entry points given for anyone who does all of the above AND tweets, posts, blogs about the giveaway!

Winners ( 3 ) announced Sat morning. Check back!


Read and let read ~


Jennifer

Monday, May 2, 2011

Week 1 May GIVEAWAY!

I'm supporting fabulous book blogger and friend Jena this week. Her blog is my blog. She's giving away 4 of my books! I'm not sure if I should be smiling or frowning at this, *wink* but stop by to enter and give her well-deserved support!

Here: SHORTIE SAYS!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the FB fanpage and participated in the celebration of Overprotected! Excerpts and trailer are on the blog ( see sidebar for link )

I especially enjoyed the final "Ask me any question" part... LOTS of great Qs!

Read and let read~


Jennifer


Jennifer Laurens

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Overprotected Release Day Party - SATURDAY




Celebrating the release of Overprotected! I'm soooo thrilled to share this story. It's the first book I wrote, when I started out 10 years ago. I wrote it as a women's romance, then as a screenplay, then I re-wrote it from Ashlyn's POV and VIOLA! It finally made it.

It amazes me how a story changes through various re-writes. With each version, there were multiple revisions, changes, etc. I bet I've written this story over 30 times when it's all said and done.

But the story felt wonderful from Ashlyn's POV, and I loved seeing her experiences wholly from her eyes. Her distortions of reality were fun to explore: feelings about Colin, her Dad and Mom - love leaving the reader to be a mediator of sorts, figuring out where her perspective is off and where it is on as the days and weeks of the events unfold.

On the sidebar I have an Overprotected link to a blog site where you can preview chapters and watch the trailer. I LOVE THE TRAILER. My daughter wrote the haunting song just for me, just for the trailer and that makes the trailer even more special for me.

I hope you'll stop by the FANPAGE for the release party festivities. You know me, there'll be oodles of swag from all the books. So if you have your heart set on something in particular, it'll probably be offered at some point.

Thank you for reading and for your support!

Jennifer

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Blog Hop WINNERS:

Thanks so much for entering!

Winners have a week to claim their gifts or they forfeit the prize.

Heavenly gift pack: KrisSummers

Overprotected gift pack: Miranda Grissom

Eden gift pack: FairyWhispers

CONGRATS!

Jennifer

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Blog Hop GIVEAWAY!




Thanks for joining the HOP!

Three winners on this stop. WOOT! Eden gift, Overprotected gift, Heavenly gift.

To enter, post your comment with which gift you would like. I take special note of anyone who does an *awesome* PR job for me, so Tweet and post and blog about my HOP entry. If we're not already friends, please: 1.Follow the blog for awesome weekly giveaways just like this one. 2. Join me on Facebook and Twitter ( links on side, I count those as double! )

Thanks for HOPPING by *wink* and have a great Easter celebration.

Read and let read~

Jennifer

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Blog Hop Starts Wed!

I'm out of town at a funeral this week but wanted you all to know I'm participating in an Easter Blog Hop starting Wed so stop by for another giveaway!

~ Read and let read,

Jennifer

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Week 3 April Giveaway! Take Your Pick WINNERS

So glad you all like the weekly giveaways. THANKS for tweeting, posting, buzzing about the giveaways and sending anxious readers here. Above all else, for me this is about sharing stories that I create to bring a bit of joy into others' lives, and having fun doing it: i.e. giveaways, blog hops, guest blog posts, interviews, whatever.

Here are this week's winners:

Heavenly tote: Me My Shelf and I

Heavenly book: hernameisavril

Penitence book: Gillian Cohen ( snaps for your huge promo effort, girl )

Absolution book: Lauren Marshall

Ab-so-lute-ly Tshirt: Wishful.Serendipity

Magic Hands: Rea

A Season of Eden:Lisa Bookworm

Overprotected: Identity Seeker

A Season of Eden Tshirt: Dinda_SI

Winners have one week to email me their address for gift or it's forfeited.

Another giveaway next week, so check back!


Read and let read~

Jennifer

Monday, April 11, 2011

Week 3 April Giveaway! Take Your Pick

Take Your Pic Week:

If you've always wanted a Heavenly Ab-so-lute-ly T, here's your chance! Or maybe you just really want to read A Season of Eden.

Pick one of the above and post it in your comment.

Sharing the luv on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, gets you extra entries.

GIVEAWAY ends Friday, so check back Sat to see if you've won, I don't chase down winners unless it's a blog hop.

Read and let read~


Jennifer

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Week 2 April Giveaway! winners:

Thanks so much for entering and a special THANK YOU to those who shared the luv with extra tweets and posts on Facebook and on their blogs!

EDED T and book : Enamored Soul

OVERPROTECTED T and book : Angela Prieto

HEAVENLY: T and book : Gillian Cohen

CONGRATS WINNERS!

Please email me with your addy and the prize you won and I'll ship the gift out asap.

Next week it's a book and tote combo with 6 chances to win, so check back!


Read and let read~

Jennifer

Monday, April 4, 2011

Week 2 April Giveaway!


This week up for grabs: A Season of Eden T and book. Heavenly and 'Ab-so-lute-ly' Tshirt and Overprotected book and T.

All Ts are XL.

To enter, post which book and T you would like. For extra entry points, share the luv and post your luv sharing links in your post!

Thanks for entering. Check back Saturday to see who won as I don't chase down winners unless it's a blog hop.

Read and let read~

Jennifer

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Fool for Books HOP WINNERS:

A giant thanks to everyone who entered!

Stick around for great giveaways like this one, I host them every week.

Heavenly winner: Caroespejel15(at)yahoo.com

A Season of Eden winner: Artsy Bookish Gal

Overprotected winner: mary_reiss(at) hotmail.com

CONGRATS LADIES!

Read and let read~

Jennifer

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fool for Books GIVEAWAY HOP!


Here's what I'm offering: A copy of Overprotected and a signed book tote. A copy of A Season of Eden and a notepad. A copy of Heavenly and a signed Real Angels Don't Fall tote.

Three winners!

To enter, leave your post with which book you'd like to win. I never tire of friends. Please join me, if you feel inclined and you love books and lots of giveaways: You can follow this blog. ( see sidebar ) Join me on Facebook ( see side bar ) and on Twitter ( see side bar ) Easy! Be sure to add which you've done so I can tally up points at the end of the hop.

You'll have more opportunities to win!

As always, thanks for entering. I love throwing contests ( that's why I do it weekly HERE and via "surprise" tweets on Twitter and Facebook ) and blog hops are one of my favorite events.

See you at the end of the hop!

Jennifer




March Quickie Giveaway WINNERS!

The turnout for this giveaway was FANTASTIC! Thanks for spreading the word! Some of you really spread the love!!! That means alot to me.

I found extra copies of the books, so I'm going to give away two of each, since there was such a fabulous response. Again, thank you for entering! I love to offer readers a chance at my books.

Winners:

HEAVENLY: Jess - Taking it One Book at a Time. and Shadow Kissed.

PENITENCE: Mina Zenteno and Kerry K.

ABSOLUTION: Crystal and Diane.

OVERPROTECTED: Kay and Lost in Believing.

Magic Hands: Total Book Nerd and YA Vampire Book Club

An Open Vein: Aurora M. and RJ

A Season of Eden: Ana Lucia and Melanie.

Congrats to the winners!

Check back tomorrow for the HUGE spring blog hop. Hundreds of book bloggers and hundreds of chances to win!

x x~ Jennifer

Monday, March 28, 2011

Quickie Giveaway M-Thurs ONLY!

I'm doing a blog hop Friday, so a new post will be up then. For now, here's a QUICKIE giveaway: BLOG FAVORITE - Your Choice book:

Heavenly

Penitence
Absolution
Overprotected
Magic Hands
An Open Vein
A Season of Eden
(Click on title for book trailer/information )

I have one of each of these on hand. Post your book of choice in the comment section and I'll draw winners Thursday. Anyone reposting the contest via Twitter, Facebook or other such links gets extra entry points.

Chec back Thurs for winners! I don't chase down ppl.

Read and let read~

Jennifer

Saturday, March 26, 2011

March 4 Week Giveaway! WINNERS:

The Heavenly giftpack goes to: flickspicks1

CONGRATS!

The Season of Eden giftpack goes to: DeboraB

CONGRATS!

Email me your mailing addys, ladies.

Thank you for entering. Check back Monday for the next giveaway! Something to celebrate Spring, even though we have SNOW on the ground here. Yes, SNOW. I hope, wherever you are, you have sunshine!

Read and let read~


Jennifer

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

10 Years and Counting.

I've been writing full time for ten years now. I wrote in my teens, raised 6 kids ( one of whom has autism - *read Heavenly* ) and then took to writing again.
It seems everyone has a book inside of them. Just the other day on Twitter somebody tweeted "Is anybody else feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of YA authors out there?"

It's easy to think you'll never find your place. You have to make your place. Always write because you love it first. Create the stories in your heart and there will always be an element of satisfaction to your work. Writing isn't easy, but the process smooths out the more you do it and settle into your groove.

The more I write, the more I create a place for myself in the world of books, the more it becomes clear to me that focusing on WHY I do this is the key to my daily joy. Yes, making a place for myself requires a certain amount of interacting with everything writerly that's out there. But I don't need to inhale it.

For me, writing comes first. Determination to share with others comes second and everything else I do to support those necessities (i.e. reading, blogging, marketing) has to be carefully weighed in because time is precious.

Where will I be 10 years from now? I've written 14 books in 10 years ( 3 are unpublished ) I have no plans to slow down my writing rate, so I hope that means I'll have another 14 or more books out there. It's not about numbers,I've written long enough to know my groove, know what works for me as far as production goes and so I can see down the road.

It's exciting to share stories with the world. If writing and sharing stories is your dream, keep at it. Create your path. There's no better time than now to make your place.

J.

Monday, March 21, 2011

March 4 Week Giveaway!


This week two gift packs: Heavenly, Tshirt and set of magnets and A Season of Eden Tshirt, book and set of magents.

To enter, post which pack you are entering for and any links that send out luv karma to the book world.

Check back Saturday to see if you've won, unless it's a bloghop I don't chase down winners.

Read and let read~


Jennifer

Lucky Leprechaun WINNErS:

Heavenly & tote bag:

Mia girlaboutbooks

Lexus Delorme

Overprotected book & tote:

Ashley at basicallyamazingbooks

Christine at ceeenndee

A Season of Eden:

Jessy

findjessyhere


CONGRATS to the winners! A huge thanks to everyone who entered.

New GIVEAWAY goes up tomorrow, check back!


Read and let read~

Jennifer

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway!








Three entrants will win!

One winner: Heavenly tote bag and book.

One winner: A Season of Eden notepad and book.

One winner: Overprotected tote bag and book.

TO ENTER:

Post your name and which prize you want.
Then join me on Facebook and Twitter! So easy!
PS You're welcome to follow the blog for FABULOUS weekly giveaways.

Thanks for participating!

Jennifer Laurens

Monday, March 14, 2011

Calling Newbie Authors!

My publisher, Grove Creek Publishing, is looking for submissions. If you write YA - check them out!

This week I'm participating in the Lucky Leprechaun Blog Hop starting Thursday, so check back for a fantabulous giveaway and chance to enter hundreds of participating giveaways, too.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Read and let read~

Jennifer

Saturday, March 12, 2011

March Week 2 GIVEAWAY! *winners*

Lucia WINS a copy of HEAVENLY and an angel charm. CONGRATS!

andi WINS a copy of HEAVENLY and an angel charm. CONGRATS!

Holly WINS the Overprotected prize pack. CONGRATS!

email me your mailing information!

Thank you for entering, spreading the word and reading. Next week I'm joining the Lucky Leprechaun Blog Hop. Check back for hundreds of blog participants and chances to win FREE BOOKS!

Read and let read~

Jennifer

Monday, March 7, 2011

March Week 2 GIVEAWAY!





This week's HEAVENLY giveaway is for TWO winners: a signed copy of HEAVENLY and a wing/pearl necklace charm. I found the charm while shopping and fell in love with them, couldn't wait to share with Heavenly fans.

If it's OVERPROTECTED you want, the same applies.

Be sure to say which prize you want in your post below!

TO enter, repost the giveaway wherever you can. Leave your links here. Extra entry points for those who post the trailer, too.

Check back Saturday to see who won, I don't chase down winners.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

March Is Here WINNERS:

My name is Patricia wins the HEAVENLY Tshirt & book

Lexie wins the Season of Eden Tshirt & book

CONGRATS!

Thank you to everyone who posted elsewhere. Check here, Twitter and Facebook for giveaways and information. If you're a blogger contest junkie stick around, I give away stuff every week.

Winners have one week to contact me for their prize.


Read and let read~


Jennifer

Monday, February 28, 2011

March Is HERE!


WooHoo! Spring is just about at the door. This week I'm giving away two sets of boos and Ts: Heavenly and A Season of Eden.

Both shirts are REALLY fab looking on.

To enter, share the post! The more you share, the greater your chances of winning.

Check back Saturday to see who won, I don't chase down winners.


Read and let read~


Jennifer

Monday, February 21, 2011

TWEET!

This week I'm giving away your book or swag of choice via *surprise* Tweets on Twitter. To enter, follow and then tweet your book or swag of choice. I'll keep track in my 'mentions' column.

Each day, I'll pick random followers announcing via *surprise* tweet. Each winner gets 24hours to respond and claim the giveaway.

If your name is tweeted, email me @jennlaurens@yahoo.com with your mailing addy.


Read and let read~

Jennifer

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Feb LOVE WINNERS: Week 3~

Did anybody notice I didn't specify HOW many winners there would be this week?

No one said anything, haha.

So, the random pick is FIVE:

AmyLynne89 - Overprotected ARC

Casey Harris - Heavenly

Renee - A Season of Eden - Jennifer Laurens ARC

fiktshun - Overprotected ARC

devine - Overprotected


CoNGrAts! Email me with your mailing addys for the books!

Thank you to everyone for entering. I'll be doing surprise TWEETS all this upcoming week with Overprotected ARCs to giveaway, and A Season of Eden! If those are your books of choice, keep your eye on Twitter.

I'll also be randomly picking followers for book giveaway tweets. If you are a follower, to be considered all you have to do is tweet: @jenniferlaurens i want _ ( book )

Read and let read~

Jennifer

Monday, February 14, 2011

February LOVE Month WEEK 3




Up this week: a blog fav: YOUR CHOICE between A Season of Eden, Overprotected ( my new release, only available on e-readers ) and Heavenly.

Post the trailer of the your book of choice on FB, links on Twitter, on your BLOG -- wherever -- and post your links to those posts here to be entered.

He who posts the most gets multiple entries.

Check back Saturday to see if you've won.

Thanks for entering, for sharing my books with your readers and being a friend.

Check out the OVERPROTECTED blog for excerpts: http://overprotectedbook.blogspot.com/
Read and let read ~

Jennifer

OVERPROTECTED:



HEAVENLY:



A SEASON OF EDEN:

Saturday, February 12, 2011

OVERPROTECTED Excerpt:

You can check out Overprotected  here: http://overprotectedbook.blogspot.com/2011/02/overprotected-its-out-in-ever-e-reader.html

Jennifer

Feb LOVE Week 2 - WINNERS:

Lemonpie  and Elie win the two HEAVENLY prize packs!


CONGRATS!!!

Please email me your mailing addys. Winners have one week to claim prize.

A BIG thank you to everyone who entered! To show my love, everyone else who entered gets a little surprise if they email me ( email on blogger profile page ) with their mailing address. Just for entering!

More LOVE next week and the rest of this month, X X X X

Jennifer

Monday, February 7, 2011

Feb LOVE Week 2 - for 2 Readers!

This week's giveaway is for a signed copy of HEAVENLY, a HEAVENLY book tote bag and  Tshirt. Post your reposts of the giveaway to be entered! TWO winners can win one of two prize packs! One international, one in the US!

Thanks to everyone who participates each week, especially those who share the love by telling your friends about the giveaways here and on Facebook. Thanks so much!

Winners will be drawn Saturday. Check back!

Read and let read -

Jennifer