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Jennifer Jaynes

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I’m a novelist, wife and mommy to the most wonderful twin four-year-olds on the planet.

While earning my Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences at Old Dominion University and a certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I did a little bit of everything to pay the bills. I’ve been a gas station attendant, waitress, a dancing waitress, beer girl, shot girl, bartender, closing coordinator, executive assistant, medical assistant, EMT, content manager, webmaster, news publisher, editor, copywriter, weight loss coach and publishing consultant.

However, through it all, what I really wanted to be was a novelist.

It’s been a very long, and sometimes difficult road, but in 2011, I finally began living my dream with the release of my debut t

TO CELEBRATE THIS month’s release of DISTURBED, Thomas & Mercer is running a special on the Kindle copies of my first four suspense/thrillers in the U.S. ($1.99 each), UK (£1.00) and Australia ($2.00)!

Paperback copies of “Never Smile at Strangers,” “Ugly Young Thing,” and “The Stranger Inside” are also discounted in certain territories.

***Please help spread the word!***



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NEVER SMILE AT STRANGERS (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: WHEN TEENAGE GIRLS VANISH in what was once considered a safe, Louisiana bayou town, the lives of four desperate young locals take unexpected turns, begging the disturbing question: Do you every truly know those closest to you?

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message 59: by Marilyn

Marilyn Hi Jennifer, I have read a lot of your recommendations! I have emailed you 2. Let me know how you like them.

message 58: by Jeanie

Jeanie Hi Jennifer. I will post it later today on Amazon if I haven't already. I try to post all my reviews on Amazon. :) Good luck on the book and it was my pleasure to read.

Jennifer Jaynes Thanks for the friendship, Lauren!

Lauren  Librarian Thanks for friending!

Jennifer Jaynes Thanks for the friendship!

message 54: by Debra

Debra Just put Never Smile at Strangers on my wish list, sounds great! Thanks for the friend request, looking forward to getting to know you, what you like to read and especially what you write ;)

message 53: by Beth

Beth Hi Jennifer,
Thanks for sending a Goodreads friend request to this fellow mystery author!

Jennifer Jaynes Thanks for the friendship!

Shivanee Ramlochan Many thanks for your friend request, Jennifer! :)

Jennifer Jaynes Thanks for the friendship, Terri! Happy holidays!

message 49: by Terri

Terri Stover Yes! Love Joshilyn Jackson, thanks for friending. And now I see you are a writer. I'm gonna go find your book, it sounds like a goodread!

Jennifer Jaynes Thanks for the friendship, Kristin! Have a wonderful weekend. =)

message 46: by Kristin

Kristin Hi Jennifer, thanks for the friend request. I just read the synopsis to your book and added it to my reading list. I look forward to reading it. Best of luck to you and happy writing! :)

Jennifer Jaynes Great to meet you, Ezz!

message 44: by Nicole

Nicole Thanks for the add! Yes, definitely a James Patterson fan!

message 42: by Georgia

Georgia Thanks a lot for the friend invite!
Yes I've only read Sharp Objects but it was enough to make me a fan of hers, she's truly amazing! Reading Gone Girl now!

message 41: by Norbert

Norbert Tanguay Thanks for inviting me to become your friend.

Jennifer Jaynes Thanks for becoming a friend! =)

message 39: by Pam

Pam hello! thanks for friending. :) i really like her work especially, Say Goodbye.

Jennifer Jaynes It's great to meet you, Melanie!

message 37: by Melanie

Melanie Thanks for the add Jennifer, looks like we have a similiar interest in genres and authors.

I look forward to getting to know you better.

Jennifer Jaynes Thank you!!

message 35: by Debra

Debra Thanks for the friend request and I am looking forward to start reading your book tonight!

message 34: by Melissa

Melissa Thanx for the friend request, Jennifer! Loved your book and can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

Jennifer Jaynes Thanks for the friendship, Lily!

Jennifer Jaynes Thank you!!

N.L. Dufour i see that your book is number 1 on amazon's top 100 free! CONGRATS!!! well deserved!

Jennifer Jaynes Please do! I think you'll like it. ;)

Sarah Jane Thanks for the friendship! Koontz & fantasy is where my heart lies! I will check out your book! Sounds exciting!

Lily at Bookluvrs Haven Thank you for the add, Jennifer!
Yes I love Dean Koontz and James Patterson. Your book sounds very interesting! :)

Jennifer Jaynes Thanks Tabbie! Great to meet you. ;)

message 26: by Tabbie

Tabbie Jennifer,

It is nice to meet you. Yes, I am a fan of James Patterson. I have read a lot more of his books that I need to add to my read list. I am also a huge friend of J.D. Robb's, her in death series. Have you read any? I have read all of them. I will diffently take a look at your book. I have been looking for a new author and her you pop up. Take care.


message 25: by Thomas

Thomas Berry Thanks for the friend request! I wish you much success with your book!

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Jennifer Jaynes I love playing with my sons and reading. ;) You?

message 23: by Yaritza

Yaritza Thanks for asking me to be your friend. I will add you on facebook too..

message 22: by Christine (last edited Jan 23, 2012 06:20AM)

Christine Hatfield Your welcome and it's great meet you too and i hope you can accept my friend request on facebook soon and i can't wait to read your book

so what do you do for fun when your not writing books?

Jennifer Jaynes Thanks Christine! So glad to meet you. =)

message 20: by Christine (last edited Jan 23, 2012 05:27AM)

Christine Hatfield good morning

i got your message on the website and i liked that and thank you and i added you on facebook and i put a thumbs up on your book and i hope i win your book really soon

Jennifer Jaynes Thanks Lyla! Great to meet you. =)

message 18: by Lyla

Lyla Thank you so much for friending! I'll surely be looking up your FB page as well :)

Happy writing! :D

Jennifer Jaynes Thank you!

message 16: by Brianne

Brianne Thanks for the friendship request! :) Happy new year and happy writing! :)

message 15: by Lorian

Lorian Jones hey can u comment my new pics i need ur true opinions bout them i want 2 kno wat u see and wat is saying 2 u and also pleaz have ur friends may leave a comments on my pics

Thanx u!!! :)

Jennifer Jaynes Absolutely!

You can either give me your email address here or else send it to my email addy at I'll send you the ebook file from there. Kindle or Nook?


message 13: by Nicola

Nicola Jennifer wrote: "Thanks Nicola. It is! Kindle and Nook. Which do you prefer? I'd be happy to email you a free copy if you'd be willing to post an honest review (just a couple of sentences would do) on Goodreads and..."

I would gladly review it for you! Are you sure?
(I am not sure how to send you my info, is this secure enough?)

Jennifer Jaynes Thanks Nicola. It is! Kindle and Nook. Which do you prefer? I'd be happy to email you a free copy if you'd be willing to post an honest review (just a couple of sentences would do) on Goodreads and Amazon (can be the same review).

Let me know if you're interested. :)


message 11: by Nicola

Nicola Love the beginning of your book. Is it available in e-format?

Jennifer Jaynes Happy reading AND writing, Katelin! I love both so much.

Thanks for the friendship. =)

- Jennifer

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