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!


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.


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:


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~


Saturday, March 26, 2011

March 4 Week Giveaway! WINNERS:

The Heavenly giftpack goes to: flickspicks1


The Season of Eden giftpack goes to: DeboraB


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~


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.


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~


Lucky Leprechaun WINNErS:

Heavenly & tote bag:

Mia girlaboutbooks

Lexus Delorme

Overprotected book & tote:

Ashley at basicallyamazingbooks

Christine at ceeenndee

A Season of Eden:



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

New GIVEAWAY goes up tomorrow, check back!

Read and let read~


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.


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~


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~


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


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~