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Jessica Shirvington

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April 15, 1979

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Jessica Shirvington is the author of THE VIOLET EDEN CHAPTERS also known as THE EMBRACE SERIES, stand alone novel, BETWEEN THE LIVES and has an exciting new duology called DISRUPTION on the way in 2014.

An entrepreneur, author, and mother living in Sydney, Australia, Jessica is also a 2011 & 2012 finalist for Cosmopolitan’s annual Fun, Fearless Female Award. She’s also one of the lucky few who met the love of her life at age seventeen: Matt Shirvington, a former Olympian and current sports broadcaster for Foxtel and Fox Sports. Married for twleve years with two beautiful daughters, Sienna and Winter, Jessica knows her early age romance and its longevity has definitely contributed to how she tackles relationships in her YA novels.




Hi guys!!

Very excited to announce I will be at Customs House - Wednesday April 22, 6-8pm - taking part in a panel with fellow YA authors Will Kostakis and Gabrielle Tozer. If you are in Sydney and can come along - please do!!! A great chance to meet some of you guys! And after the panel I'll be hanging around to sign books and chat.

Can't wait to see you!!!

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“Did you ever think we would be anything other than unbelievable?”
Jessica Shirvington, Embrace

“Would you die for her?'
I almost stopped breathing.
I could feel his eyes on me.
'I do. Every day.”
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“Love will kill us all." He said sadly. "First it makes us lie furiously so we can be what me must in order to appear deserving. Then, it tears us apart with raw truth. Whether we are man, exile or angel - It doesn't matter. For us all, the nature of truth is unforgiving.”
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message 109: by Kaysey

Kaysey Whyatt hey love your books
I hope that one day you will read the books that im writing
(I haven't published yet)


message 108: by Tyrajlc

Tyrajlc Thank you so much Jessica for writing sooo many amazing books which inspire all of us!! Your writing is amazing and your story lines you create are unbelievable and addictive! Thank you so much!!! I cannot wait till a Corruption! I saw the cover and I adore it! Thank you again for writing! I hope to meet you someday! You are an inspiration to many people (including me :)
Thank you again! From a reader who won't stop reading (your books!)


message 107: by fatima

fatima kassira Hey, Jessica the other day i picked up between the lives again and remembered what an amazing read it was but, its wasn't enough. WE NEED MORE. I NEED MORE.
Have you thought about writing a novel from Both Ethan (that practiced medicine) and Ethan ( Sabine's brothers friend) perspective with a continuation of what happens after between the lives end...
PLEASE GET BACK TO ME :)


message 106: by Isabella

Isabella Chan I love your books!
Thanks for accepting my friend request.
You're one of my favorite authors.


message 105: by Nora

Nora Bay Thank you for accepting my friend request! You're one of my favourite authors, I love you! I've reviewed some of your books on my blog if you would like to see, www.norabay.blogspot.com. xoxo


message 104: by Laura

Laura W Thanks for the friendship! I love your books!


message 103: by Sarah

Sarah Hiya, I just read the synopsis of Disruption, it sounds amazing! Do u know when it will come out in the UK? We are always the last:( I really cannot wait to read it!


message 102: by Maira

Maira hey!

i read the 5th book Empower and you did and awesome job at it. the series as a whole was very very good. i loved every word of it. hope you continue to write such great books for us. :P

love Maira.


message 101: by Jessica

Jessica Shirvington Mara wrote: "Quick question, because I am a curious soul and I like to plan ahead.. Is "One Past Midnight" the American version of "Between the Lives"? Or is it a new book?

OR are you sworn to secrecy about ev..."


LOL, not sworn to secrecy (that I know of;) And, yes, ONE PAST MIDNIGHT is in fact the American edition of BETWEEN THE LIVES.


message 100: by Tamara

Tamara Quick question, because I am a curious soul and I like to plan ahead.. Is "One Past Midnight" the American version of "Between the Lives"? Or is it a new book?

OR are you sworn to secrecy about everything?


Amber. Vampire Queen. Got to say you're one of my top 5 fave Authors. CANNOT wait for Empower. I know I'm going to be buying that book the second the stores open!


Gertiebee * the little book bee * Thanks for the friendship, Jessica!


message 97: by Tracey

Tracey November :) *happy dance* so looking forward to reading Empower.


message 96: by Cassie

Cassie Hi Jessica!

I just have a quick query as to when the blurb/summary will be out on your latest book, Empower?

I am such a great fan of your work, and the fans and I are very interested as to when we will get to read the blurb. In fact, I think I may have fallen in love with Lincoln even more than Violet has...which isn't quite possible seeing as how they're soul mates, haha.

Congratulations on finishing a series, and hopefully there are more to come.

Kind regards,
Laura


message 95: by Cellina

Cellina Dear Jessica

I wasn't sure what I thought when I picked up a trial copy of the first two chapters on my kindle. Not feeling well this morning I decided to take a doona day and with nothing to lose I jumped into Between the Lives. Jessica, this is pure literary genius! I have not read something this good in ages and I mean ages. Sabine's story rocked me to my core and I spent the best part of the final quarter with tears slipping down my cheeks. This was not just a book that I read but pure genius on the page which moved me from feeling unwell to experiencing everything along with Sabine. The beautifully crafted plot line kept me guessing at points and I found myself in Sabine's shoes again wondering if she truly was crazy. But that ending, oh that ending, what else can I say? After only a few hours the entire story had unfolded as the sun crept across the skyline and I realised that by 4.40pm I still hadn't had a shower, needless to say that upon finishing I found my tears welling with the water in a state. I was left with no motivation but an overwhelming feeling of hope. Thank you Jessica, thank you so much for giving me what I needed so desperately but never knew.

Your devoted reader

Cellina


message 94: by Renee

Renee Oh. My. Goodness. Between The Lives is one of the most unique, emotion invoking books I have read in a long time. I can't believe you only took 2 months to write it! Thankyou for such an amazing, thought provoking story, I know it is a standalone but I hope that changes!

PS - For some reason I was suspicious of Lucas from the start... I think he may 'Shift' as well ;)

PPS - The whole way through I was thinking how good this would be as a movie. I hope it catches the right persons eye one day...

Between the Lives


message 93: by Jessica

Jessica Shirvington Maira wrote: "hi jessica!

iam a great fan of your books. theey are awesome!
have read all 4 of them.
when is the 5th one coming? is it this year?
hope its soon because the wait is making me crazy :)
i love the..."



Hi Maira,

Great to hear you are enjoying the series. I'm working on the final book at the moment. Release dates will be announced by publishers soon. Until then, I'm sworn to secrecy! ;-)

Jess


message 92: by Jessica

Jessica Shirvington Adranco wrote: "Thank you for adding me as a friend! I LOVE YOUR VIOLET EDEN BOOKS. Currently reading Emblaze. Its soo good"


Glad you are enjoying it!!


message 91: by Jessica

Jessica Shirvington NakitaJane wrote: "Hey Jessica! *waves*

I'm a huge fan of The Violet Eden Chapters and I was wondering if the fifth book was coming out later this year or next year???

Thanks, hope your having a good day :D"


Hi Nakita,

Release dates will be announced by publishers soon. Until then, I'm sworn to secrecy! ;-)


NakitaJane Hey Jessica! *waves*

I'm a huge fan of The Violet Eden Chapters and I was wondering if the fifth book was coming out later this year or next year???

Thanks, hope your having a good day :D


message 89: by Maira

Maira hi jessica!

iam a great fan of your books. theey are awesome!
have read all 4 of them.
when is the 5th one coming? is it this year?
hope its soon because the wait is making me crazy :)
i love the characters and theam of the series. hope we get the good news soon.

buy!


message 88: by Jessica

Jessica Shirvington Amy wrote: "Hi Jessica! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you're having a fab day!"

Hi Amy,
You're very welcome!
Jess


message 87: by Jessica

Jessica Shirvington B.C. wrote: "Hi Jessica! :)

I read the first to books in the Violet Eden Chapters and fell in love! I mean the characters are beyond well written, and I LOVE the connection between Violet and Lincoln! They are..."


Thanks so much! If you are in the US, the reason your library only has the first two is that book 3 only comes out next week! Hopefully it will be in soon (and you'll enjoy it!). Chat soon, Jess


message 86: by Amy

Amy Armstrong Hi Jessica! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you're having a fab day!


message 85: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Jessica,
I would like to thank you for acepting the friendship request here on Goodreads. I do hope that at some point i will have chance to read your work, as it is something that greatly apeals to me and is of much interest. Thank you so much once again,
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


message 84: by Sarah (last edited Jan 03, 2013 09:52PM)

Sarah Thanks for adding me as a friend!! :D <3 I cannot wait for your 5th book in the Violet Eden Chapters to come out!!


message 83: by Jessica

Jessica Shirvington Jackson Godspeed is amazing wrote: "Entice was super good! When does Emblaze come out in the United states?"


March 2013!


message 82: by Renée

Renée Dear Jess,
I finished Endless a while back and didn't have the chance to say:
OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK SOO MUCH AND I WAS CRYING FOR LIKE THE LAST 10 CHAPTERS!!! Now I hear it's going to be a t.v sereis???? OMG I CANNOT WAIT!!! I am sooo excited! I had a dream abou tphoenix the other night, I think he's watching over me! ^_^
I can't wait until number 5 comes out and I have already added it to Goodreads!
Renee xx


message 81: by Tamara

Tamara Just casually dying after finishing Endless. I am in the biggest book hangover mode ever! EVERYTHING reminds me of the books! I can't function!! Gahhh!
Please tell me I don't have to wait forever till the next one!

Also, I really hope that they do your television show thing right and don't massacre your beautiful books!

My poor little broken heart :'( Phoenix :'( JUST EVERYTHING! :'( :'(
Thank you for... well just everything!


message 80: by Shawn

Shawn Wickersheim Thanks for the friendship. I read and enjoyed Embrace - and have sold quite a few of them in the Indie bookstore where I work. Will have to make sure to bring in Entice now.

Have a great weekend.


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


message 78: by Kylie

Kylie Camilleri Hi Jessica, Just wanted to let you know, I just finished reading Endless (I got the first three book for my Birthday in June and finished them all in a week :) ) Loved Loved Loved Endless :) Didn't want it to finish :) Are you writing anymore in this series? Would love to see Violet go back to Linc, before he gets a new partner :). Have you got anymore other books in the pipeline? Can't get enough of your books and your style of writing, felt like I was living the story along with the characters (a good distraction from my uni course hehehe :)
Thank you so much fr your books :) xxoo


message 77: by Maria

Maria Jessica wrote: "Maria wrote: "Dear Jessica

I feel like a stalker. I dont know how many times i have add a comment to your profile but after reading the 4th book I just had to add one more last and then i will pau..."


I just want to say one more time thank you for writing such a massive series! Also another warm welcome for giving me the chance to win the twitter giveway with the totebag,ENTICE&EMBRACE too.. Such small things to someone but quite big to me to make my day and to enlight my mood (consider the fact with the events in the 4th book) Cant wait to see what you got for us in the next book!

Talk to you soon!

Maria


message 76: by Jessica

Jessica Shirvington Maria wrote: "Dear Jessica

I feel like a stalker. I dont know how many times i have add a comment to your profile but after reading the 4th book I just had to add one more last and then i will pause and sit in ..."


Hi Maria,

Great message, and don't worry - I love a bit of good stalking! Thank you so much for your very kind words, they really are appreciated. I totally understand your thoughts on Endless, it left me pretty drained too!

Jess xx


message 75: by Maria

Maria Dear Jessica

I feel like a stalker. I dont know how many times i have add a comment to your profile but after reading the 4th book I just had to add one more last and then i will pause and sit in the corner... YOU ARE ONE OF MY FAVOURITE AUTHORS LIST E.V.E.R I know it sounds cheesy but i just had to say it out loud...I finished yesterday the Endless which left me totally broken and devastated emotionally...I have no idea how you manage to write it but i was personally crying the last 10 (yes 10!) chapters.. All in all I cant wait for the next book please please (i beg you)hurray up!!!

Much love

Maria


message 74: by Renée

Renée Ooooh Jess are you writing the next Violet Eden Chapters Book yet?? ^_^


message 73: by Tracey

Tracey Bring on the next book and FAST! :)

Love, Love, Love


message 72: by Jessica

Jessica Shirvington Rochelle wrote: "I love this series and can't wait for more. I absolutely love Phoenix. You killed me with endless.
You need to write the next one as fast as you can!
P.S I love to see Aussie books doing so well:)"


Hi Rochelle,
Thank you so much!
x


message 71: by Jessica

Jessica Shirvington Vicki wrote: "I loved Embrace, Im confused though. The release dates for the other books shows 2011 but the only other I can find on my Nook is Entice. Are you rewriting for digital copy?"

Hi Vicki, Sorry it can be a bit confusing! I was first published in Australia so the books came out there first. In the US only Embrace and Entice have been released. Emblaze and Endless will follow soon! Hope this helps.


message 70: by Vicki (last edited Sep 06, 2012 06:59PM)

Vicki I loved Embrace, Im confused though. The release dates for the other books shows 2011 but the only other I can find on my Nook is Entice. Are you rewriting for digital copy?


Rochelle I love this series and can't wait for more. I absolutely love Phoenix. You killed me with endless.
You need to write the next one as fast as you can!
P.S I love to see Aussie books doing so well:)


message 68: by Jessica

Jessica Shirvington NakitaJane wrote: "Jessica wrote: "Maria wrote: "And hello there! :) Is the 4th the last book in The Violet Eden Chapters?"

Hi! No, not at this stage. I think Violet still has a few adventures to go! x"

Could you t..."


I'm not exactly sure yet, but when I do know I'll be sure to put up a post! :)


message 67: by Jessica

Jessica Shirvington Tracey wrote: "*happy dance* just bought my copy of Endless. Time to turn phone onto silent and organize hubby to cook dinner tonight."

Ha ha, I just did the same thing to my husband so I can get some work done. I can hear him down the other end of the house trying to talk the kids into eating their dinner!
Enjoy Endless!! xx


message 66: by Tracey

Tracey *happy dance* just bought my copy of Endless. Time to turn phone onto silent and organize hubby to cook dinner tonight.


message 65: by Maria

Maria Jessica wrote: "Maria wrote: "And hello there! :) Is the 4th the last book in The Violet Eden Chapters?"

Hi! No, not at this stage. I think Violet still has a few adventures to go! x"


Thank you so much Jessica!! I totally agree with you the more the better beside who can say goodbye to Linc already? Its too early lol!!! Hope you will add more details for the new book you are planning too. Where can i pre order it? :P


NakitaJane Jessica wrote: "Maria wrote: "And hello there! :) Is the 4th the last book in The Violet Eden Chapters?"

Hi! No, not at this stage. I think Violet still has a few adventures to go! x"


Could you tell us about how many more books there's going to be in the Violet Eden Chapter?


message 63: by Jessica

Jessica Shirvington Maria wrote: "And hello there! :) Is the 4th the last book in The Violet Eden Chapters?"

Hi! No, not at this stage. I think Violet still has a few adventures to go! x


message 62: by Maria

Maria And hello there! :) Is the 4th the last book in The Violet Eden Chapters?


message 61: by Renée

Renée YAY IT CAME OUT!!!!!!
OMG I AM SOOOO EXCITED!!! GONNA BUY IT THE FIRST CHANCE I GET!!!! YAY!!!



message 60: by Jessica

Jessica Shirvington Tracey wrote: "Hi Jessica are you working on any new books at the moment?"

Hi Tracey,
As a matter of fact, I am. I have a stand alone novel coming out in the first half of next year and I am uber excited about it. It's still YA but very different from the Violet Eden Chapters and I've had a lot of fun working on it. I'll be letting everyone know a little bit more about it in the coming months. ;-)


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