Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Will You Buy J.K. Rowling's Adult Novel?

After watching JK Rowling interviewed about her upcoming adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, I started wondering how many of her readers ( adult ) will buy her non-fantasy, more reality based book.

When an author changes writing genres, do readers follow? I'd love your thoughts--those who are fans of JK and those who are fans of other authors who've done the same thing.

I didn't read Harry Potter, and am planning on trying JK's adult effort. ( Kindle 'sampling' is perfect for my finicky taste.

Read and let read~


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Stuck In A Good Book Blog Hop

Choosing a book for this hop was hard. I find so few books I can't put down, that parting with one is...painful. And, since reading is subjective, I realize that not everyone is going to like everything

I'm offering one of my many copies of Endless Love - a book I always recommend whenever anyone asks me, "What are your favorite books?"

The classic novel that has been translated into over twenty languages and has sold more than two million copies worldwide

One of the most celebrated novels of its time, Endless Love remains perhaps the most powerful book ever written about young love. Riveting, compulsively readable, and ferociously sexual, Endless Love tells the story of David Axelrod and his overwhelming love for Jade Butterfield.

David and Jade are consumed with each other: their rapport, their desire, their sexuality, take them further than they understand. And when Jade's father banishes David from the home, he fantasizes the forgiveness his rescue of the family will bring, and he sets a "perfectly safe" fire to their house. What unfolds is a nightmare, a dark world in which David's love is a crime and a disease, a world of anonymous phone calls, crazy letters, and new fears—and the inevitable and punishing pursuit of the one thing that remains most real to him: his endless love for Jade and her family.

If Endless Love doesn't sound like your thing, you're welcome to one of my books. Just post which book you want in your comment below to be entered. And click on the FB icon and you're entered!

Thanks for participating!


Friday, September 14, 2012

A Season of Eden FREE on Amazon's Kindle!

If you love forbidden love, try A Season of Eden. It's available in paperback, for those who have to squeeze and touch their books during intense reading experiences like Eden. It's also available in ebook format. Either way, Eden's journey to adulthood via the hypnotically adorable James Christian, her music teacher, is my most controversial book.

Some people LOVE it. Other people hate it. What matters is what YOU think, to YOU.

Like I always say, Read and let read.

Jennifer Laurens

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

#Reading Clean #Giveaway H0P! @jenniferlaurens

Thanks for joining in the Reading Clean Giveaway Hop! I'm offering signed copies of Falling for Romeo and Magic Hands this go round, although any swearing in my books is limited to "damn" and the occasional "hell". And, honestly, I can't remember if there's a damn or hell in Overprotected. So if that tickles your fancy instead, you're welcome to that one as well.

Here are the blurbs:


John can have any girl he wants. Jennifer's never been kissed. Everybody thinks he's perfect. She's got issues with pride and jealousy. They were best friends-once. Now, they're playing Romeo and Juliet. Virgin lips Jennifer must have her first kiss on stage with John, the guy every girl in school wants. The pressure and tension build along with each staged kiss. Both are shocked when feelings bloom. Can either tell which kisses are real and which are for show?


Cort, a high school senior jock seems to have it all -- except a summer job. When he lands one doing women's nails, his eyes are opened to the catty, back-stabbing world of females. Girls he thought he knew and trusted turn out to shock and use him. He gets to know Rachel, an elusive girl the others gossip about, a girl with secrets. From her he learns there is more to life than weekend partying and social status, and one of the secrets she shares with him will change his life forever.

To enter, post which book you'd like and click on the Facebook icon button in the sidebar. If you're not on Facebook, Twitter works! You're more likely to win free stuff from me this way!

Read and let read~