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Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy-which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.

She writes sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Samhain Publishing, Avalon Books/Montlake Romance and now Entangled Publishing. She won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC's Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest with her first book, THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME. Recently, her novel SUNNY DAYS FOR SAM won the 2013 Golden Quill Published Authors Contest for Best Traditional Romance.

Lately she's been on a serious exercise kick. But don't hold that against her.

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HappyMonday, all!

Oops, missedlast Mondayin blogging.

But I had some very good reasons...

1) I had just gotten back from a wonderfulfour day trip with friends to sunny Florida

2) We came back to the coldest day in NJ and discovered our heat wasn't working

3) Then my husband's car wouldn't start when he tried to go to work

4) And then to top it all off, it was my BIRTHDAY- LOL!

Fortunately, all the a... Read more of this blog post »
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“Special. Cute. Friends. He wished she'd just cut his testicles off and be done with it already. Depending on the next adjective she chose for him, he would either qualify as a card-carrying member of Emasculated Men's Club or a Muppet. No wonder he avoided love for as long as he had. When it went unrequited, it truly sucked.”
Jennifer Shirk, A Little Bit Cupid

“Ta-ta?” she asked Jack, once Jessica was out of earshot. “I can't believe you went out with a woman who uses that interjection.”
“I can't believe I'm ‘going out’ with a woman who uses the word ‘interjection.”
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“Wait a minute,” Sandra said, sounding skeptical. “You were really stuck?”

Things were starting to get worse.

Her mouth dropped open and she began to laugh—the kind of laugh that would have been music to his ears if she were laughing with him and not at him.

Things were definitely worse.”
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Jennifer Shirk Just a little reminder that this weekend will mark the end of the sale of FIANCE BY FATE and A LITTLE BIT CUPID. Grab them while you can! banner photo banner_zpsbd0efcda.jpg


Jennifer Shirk Hey, all!
If you haven't checked it out before, now is your time to grab "A Little Bit Cupid"! It's FREE for a limited time! http://go.shr.lc/1emJJdu


Jennifer Shirk Entangled Publishing is hosting a Bliss Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt this month on Facebook and I am the author hosting today.
Answer questions I post and you have a chance to win $10 Amazon GC and even the grand prize of a $50 Amazon GC.
Here's the link to join in: https://www.facebook.com/events/55882...


Jennifer Shirk Let It Snow Books Event today!

Chance 2 win KISSING KENDALL or A LITTLE BIT CUPID http://www.stella-exlibris.com/2013/1...

Happy Holidays!


Jennifer Shirk Hi, all! In case you're looking for a sweet read, Amazon has my sweet romance GEORGIE ON HIS MIND on sale for 99cents now!

"Super romantic and super funny, I could not stop reading it."

http://www.amazon.com/Georgie-on-His-...


Jennifer Shirk What a lovely surprise!

KISSING KENDALL is 99 cents again on AMAZON! http://www.amazon.com/Kissing-Kendall...

I don't know how long it will last.
If you love sweet romance, grab it while u can!


Jennifer Shirk Hey, just so you know KISSING KENDALL Kissing Kendall by Jennifer Shirkand over 20 other Entangled Bliss Titles are the Kindle Daily Deal today!

http://www.amazon.com/Kissing-Kendall...


Jennifer Shirk Just found out Sunny Days for Sam (my recent Golden Quill winner) is only $1.99 today! ♥ Woo-hoo!

Grab it while it's cheap! :)

http://www.amazon.com/Sunny-Days-for-...


message 27: by Dahlia

Dahlia (yadkny) Hi Jennifer!
Thanks for the friending:)


Jennifer Shirk Merry Christmas, all!
Thanks for the wonderful holiday reads! :-)


message 25: by Susan

Susan Hehehehe Happy Thanksgiving Jennifer! :)


Jennifer Shirk Susan wrote: "It was so sad to see the Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy! My favorite coaster, the Jet Star sitting there in the Atlantic broke my heart!

27 of my reading buddies have all ready added Sunny day..."


I know. So sad. I live near where the hurricane landed. It seems like we were pretty lucky compared to all the towns north of that.

I think it's more than 27 now! Wow, when you recommend a book, people listen. LOL


message 23: by Susan

Susan It was so sad to see the Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy! My favorite coaster, the Jet Star sitting there in the Atlantic broke my heart!

27 of my reading buddies have all ready added Sunny days for Sam to their TBR list! :)

Awesome huh?


Jennifer Shirk A Fellow New Jersian!
You were way up there in the state! I went to college in New Brunswick (Rutgers)--just a little south of that.


message 21: by Susan

Susan No worries! Gotta help my fellow Jersey girls out! I'm in Wisconsin now, soon to be Arizona but grew up in Bergen County, exit 18 on the NJTP!!! LOL


Jennifer Shirk YOWSA! Look at my TBR numbers! That is SO kind of you! Thank you so much for recommending my book!


message 19: by Susan

Susan Up to 17 now! :)


message 18: by Susan

Susan I just recommended sunny days for Sam to all of my GR friends two seconds ago, and seven of them added it to their TBR pile! YAY!!!!! I'm sure there will be tons more!!


message 17: by Eva

Eva Natsumi Thank you for the friendship, Jennifer ;) xoxo


Jennifer Shirk Christine wrote: "thanks for being my friend"

Always nice to meet a fellow New Jerseyian!! :-)


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 14: by L.J.

L.J. Kentowski Thanks for the friend invite, Jennifer! Nice to meet you!


Savannah Jennifer, thank you for the friendship.


Jennifer Shirk Diane wrote: "Holy cats! Can your TBR pile be any bigger??!?!?!? :O)"

I only added half my free books so far!!
I'm going to be pretty busy reading this summer. LOL


message 11: by Diane

Diane Estrella Holy cats! Can your TBR pile be any bigger??!?!?!? :O)


Jennifer Shirk Going to attempt to add the MANY free books I received at RWA11. Do not be alarmed at the volume. LOL!!


Sandra Hi Jennifer,
Thanks for the friendship!


message 8: by Erin

Erin Thank you for the friend invitation, Jennifer! Have a great TGIF! ;o)


Jennifer Shirk Happy Easter, everyone!!


Jennifer Shirk Ok, I need to stop adding books to my to-be-read pile. So many books, so little time!
LOL!


Jennifer Shirk Harlequin Books wrote: "Hi Jennifer, I'm pleased to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves or about eHarlequin.com and all it has to of..."

Oh, thank you! I'm a BIG Harlequin fan, so I'll check out your profile often.

The good thing about pharmacy is that you'll always have a job. It's pretty recession-proof. Good luck with it!
~Jennifer


Harlequin Books Hi Jennifer, I'm pleased to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves or about eHarlequin.com and all it has to offer, please ask. I'll be happy to answer. I’ll also have Harlequin news updates on my profile on a regular basis so be sure to stop by to keep up on everything Harlequin.

Just a coincidence, I started my college education with the hopes of becoming a pharmacist.


Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me as a friend!


Jennifer Shirk Holly wrote: "Hi, Jennifer! Nice to see you here!

Holly"


Hey, girl!
When is your next book coming out? :) This avid reader wants to know!

~Jennifer


message 1: by Holly

Holly Jacobs Hi, Jennifer! Nice to see you here!

Holly


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