Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer G!VE@W@Y Blog H0p! TWO winners!

Thanks for joining the hop. The hop is the brain child of the wondrous and amazing Kathy Habel at I'mAReaderNotAWriter.

I'm giving away two options! A 10.00 gift certificate to Amazon for books or you can choose from any of my books ( in the header )

Please leave your contact info so I can contact you if you're the winner. Each week readers forgo their prizes because they don't claim them or I don't have their contact information. A shame!

You get extra consideration if you join me via the links in the sidebar. Take your pick: Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot, Goodreads...the more friends the merrier! The more your chances to win cool stuff and more.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Get #Heavenly for 0 @jenniferlaurens #amazonprime

HEAVENLY, book one of the Heavenly series is FREE on Amazon.

Heavenly is the story of a girl who falls in love with her autistic sister's guardian angel.

Heavenly is close to my heart, the events taken from my own family's struggles living with a child who has autism. Each of my family members reacted to this challenge differently. Sometimes it felt like we would never make it through-- that everything was falling apart.

The experience was intense but we're stronger because of it.

I've been told Heavenly feels "real", that the characters are "like people I know", that the story penetrates. These comments are some of the most satisfying I receive.

You can get Heavenly HERE.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

#Authors Around the World H0p!

Thanks for joining the Authors Around the World Blog Hop! The super prize is a Kindle Fire ~ woohoo! I want one of those!

I'm lucky enough to host talented author, Courtney Vail whose new book Kings & Queens sounds absolutely riveting.

Author: Courtney Vail

What title are you highlighting in this blog hop? Kings & Queens, a twisty, YA mystery-suspense novel

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Majesty Alistair wants police to look further into her father’s fatal car wreck, hopes the baseball team she manages can reclaim the state crown, aches for Derek…or, no…maybe Alec…maybe. And she mostly wishes to retract the hateful words she said to her dad right before slamming the door in his face, only to never see him again.

All her desires get sidelined, though, when she overhears two fellow students planning a church massacre. She doubts cops will follow up on her tip since they’re sick of her coming around with notions of possible crimes-in-the-works. And it’s not like she cries wolf. Not really. They’d be freaked too, but they’re not the ones suffering from bloody dreams that hint at disaster like some crazy, street guy forecasting the Apocalypse.

So, she does what any habitual winner with zero cred would do…try to I.D. the nutjobs before they act. But, when their agenda turns out to be far bigger than she ever assumed, and even friends start looking suspect, the truth and her actions threaten to haunt her forever, especially since she’s left with blood on her hands, the blood of someone she loves.

What gave you the idea for the book? A dream where I overheard two people planning a church massacre while running in the woods. I escaped them in this little town, which gave me the seedling plot and locale I needed to bring a love triangle that had been kicking around in my brain to fruition. Who are your main characters? Majesty Alistair, a feisty tomboy with a quick wit, who manages her high school’s baseball team on which her two best friends play. One of her best friends is Derek McCarthy, a guarded teen with tons of layers and grit. And Alec is her other best friend. He’s an All-American type with a heart of gold. And Warren is an intelligent, loner artist, who factors into the main plot.

Who is your favorite character and why? Derek. He’s wounded, cool and edgy. What was your biggest challenge writing this book? The writing was easy. It was the editing that took a couple years. It went through two critique circles and a tornado storm to come to press. Where do you live? Springfield, MA

Tell us a little about an interesting landmark in your country. Fenway Park.

What's the most well known city in your country and why? Manhattan. It’s a cultural center and everyone loves to visit New York City if they can make it to the States.

What's a little known fact about where you live? It’s the home of basketball and volleyball.

Name two famous people who've been sighted in your corner of the world. Bill Cosby. He has a home nearby in Shelburne Falls. He comes to Springfield quite a bit. Alec Baldwin. He was in the area, even at a mall, campaigning for Ted Kennedy. Stephen Nichols, from Days of Our Lives. My sister waited on him and his wife when she worked at Gus and Paul’s downtown.

What's your favorite restaurant and what type of food do they serve? Red Lobster. It serves seafood and cheddar bay biscuits…or so I’m told…since they all left the immediate area.

What are you giving away on your blog? An eCopy of Kings & Queens and a $10 giftcard, winner’s choice on store.

Who is the author you are highlighting on your blog? Linda Ullesit, author of On a Wing and a Dare

Where can readers connect with you?

Twitter http://www.twitter.com/cvwriter Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kingsandqueensnovel Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4744654.Courtney_Vail

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Take Your Pick G!VEAWAY this Saturday!@jenniferlaurens

Have you not read Penitence or Absolution? Maybe you've heard about the twisted love triangle in Overprotected or the student/teacher love story in A Season of Eden. Or perhaps you're into some light, fun romance: Falling for Romeo, Nailed or Magic Hands. Join me on the Facebook Page and enter to win your book of choice.

Enter here: JenniferLaurens

Sharing the giveaway earns you extra points!

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Monday, July 23, 2012

#BookBloggers and #Librarians getting #GraceDoll ARCs @jenniferlaurens

Thanks for answering the previous post question: Who should get ARCs: Book Bloggers or Librarians. I enjoyed and value everyone's opinion who weighed in on the topic.

Librarians/Book Bloggers who will be sent an ARC of Grace Doll are:

Jenn - A Book and a Latte

Monica Fumarolo

Mary Ann ( RunOnce828)





Winners have 7 days to collect their gift. If I don't hear from you by then, the gift is forfeited. Please email me your mailing addy via the link on the sidebar.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

And the ARC goes to: #Librarians or #BookBloggers?@jenniferlaurens

Who do you think should get an ARC ( advanced readers copy ) of a book? Why?

Post your response to enter an ARC of Grace Doll--my August 20th YA release.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

#GraceDoll @JenniferLaurens Premier Swag

This is just one of the prize packs I'll be giving away on Aug 20th -- the release day party for Grace Doll.

I hope you'll mark your calendar and join me as we kick off the blog tour here!

Grace Doll had everything. Fame. Fortune. Beauty.

Everything except her freedom. So when a powerful movie producer forces and experimental treatment on Grace, one that's purported to make beauty immortal, she stages her own death to escape him. With the help of trusted friends, Grace slips into hiding. She's forever flawless, forever young, and forever pursued by her past.

But when a stranger arrives on her doorstep, holding the key to a life she thought she'd left behind, Grace must decide between the safety she's known...and embracing the role she was born to play.

Grace Doll Grove Creek Publishing ISBN 978-1-933963-10-5

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cover Reveal GRACE DOLL @ Jennifer Laurens

GRACE DOLL will be released August 20, 2012.

Blurb: Grace Doll had everything a girl could want: Fame. Fortune. Beauty.

Everything except, of course, her freedom. So when a powerful movie producer forces an experimental treatment on Grace--one that's purported to make beauty immortal--she stages her own death to escape him.

With the help of trusted friends, Grace slips into hiding. She's forever flawless, forever young and forever pursued by her past.

But when a stranger arrives on her doorstep, holding the key to a life she thought she'd left behind, Grace must decide between the safety she's known...and embracing the role she was born to play.

Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing 220 pages. Available in paperback, on Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook and in the iBook Store.

I'm pleased to share my next book.

The Grace Doll Book Tour starts Aug 14-20. Over 30 book bloggers have signed up to read and review the book. I hope you'll join us for interviews, character chats, giveaways and the coolest Hollywood "premier" party a book launch has ever seen on August 20th!

Read and let read~

Jennifer Laurens

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Reads H0P!

Thanks for joining the Summer Reads HOP! I'm offering a copy of Nailed ~ the story of a high school graduate taking a summer job on her father's construction team where she has to prove she can be one of the guys no matter how hot the job is.

***** "An enchanting love triangle." - Midwest Book Reviews

To enter, join me on the sidebar--your choice--Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads--wherever you like.

Read and let read~

Jennifer Laurens