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Jessica Therrien

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Jessica Therrien is the author of the young adult series Children of the Gods. Book one in the series, Oppression, became a Barnes & Noble best-seller shortly after its release. Her trilogy has been translated and sold through major publishers around the world, such as Editions AdA (Canada), EditionsMilan (France), and SharpPoint Press (China).

Aside from her Children of the Gods series, Jessica is the author of Carry Me Home, a YA contemporary fiction novel, and a kid’s picture book called, The Loneliest Whale. Her award-winning stories can also be found in a published anthology of flash fiction.

Jessica currently lives in Irvine with her husband and two young sons. She is working on an adult novel and a middle grade fantasy series.
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THE MERCENARY'S DAUGHTER - Chapter One

Hey! I'm releasing my next book, The Mercenary's Daughter, in 10 days. Here is the first chapter for anyone who wants to give it a try :)


When Special Ops recruit, Tara Kafee is dishonorably discharged, there's only one place to go—Home.

But there’s more waiting for her there than she’s ready for.

It’s been four years since she’s been back and ten since her mother walked out on the family never t Read more of this blog post »
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Description: Excerpt from Oppression (Children of the Gods #1) Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She's been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than the average person, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's closer to eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal. For Elyse, these things don't make her special. They make life dangerous.

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A must read YA novel that captures the angst, misery and frustration of being a teenager who doesn’t fit the mold. I couldn’t put it down.
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“All we have is now, this moment. If you live in the future, you’ll miss things, right here, right now, and you’ll regret it later.”
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“The emptinesss was a hole that only he could fill. He was the relief. It pulled from every direction, this yearning for him. All he needed to do was speak the words, “Kiss me,” and I would obey.”
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message 40: by Jessica

Jessica Therrien Roger wrote: "Thanks for helping me get my book published."
My pleasure!! :)


message 39: by Roger

Roger Liles Thanks for helping me get my book published.


message 38: by Eric

Eric Birk Thanks for becoming my Goodreads friend.
Eric


message 37: by Lizbeth

Lizbeth I cant wait for book number two!!! :)


Neyra ♦ Jessica wrote: "Haha! YAY! Thanks so much :) Glad you liked the book and William ;)"

Oh very much! ;) Lol. It's going to suck to have to wait for the second book! You're welcome though :D


Savannah Jessica, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah

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message 34: by Graeme

Graeme Stokes Hi Jessica, Thank you for your kind friendship.


message 33: by Jessica

Jessica Therrien Neyra wrote: "Your book was awesome Jessica! :D William is now officially my new favorite YA Boy-Toy >.< Lol"

Haha! YAY! Thanks so much :) Glad you liked the book and William ;)


Neyra ♦ Your book was awesome Jessica! :D William is now officially my new favorite YA Boy-Toy >.< Lol


message 31: by Douglas

Douglas Wickard Jessica, thanks for your friendship on Goodreads!
Douglas


message 30: by Lidush

Lidush Hi Jessica! Thanks for friending :)


message 29: by Jessica

Jessica Therrien Jessica wrote: "Can't wait to read your book and plus it's gotta be awesome a Jessica wrote it. lol"

Haha! Thanks Jessica ;)


message 28: by Jessica

Jessica Rodriguez Can't wait to read your book and plus it's gotta be awesome a Jessica wrote it. lol


message 27: by Jessica

Jessica Therrien Cindy wrote: "Thanks for the friendship:) Your book sounds really interesting, I look forward to reading it."

Thanks Cindy!


message 26: by Cindy

Cindy Thanks for the friendship:) Your book sounds really interesting, I look forward to reading it.


message 25: by Jessica

Jessica Therrien Sarah ~Slow reader, or slowly reading? ;) wrote: "Hello, Jessica! Thanks for the add :) I have your book on my TBR pile... can't wait to start it!"

Thanks Sarah! I hope you like it :)


message 24: by Jessica

Jessica Therrien Oppression (Children of the Gods #1) is #16 on Barnes & Noble Teen! I can't believe my book is sitting next to Breaking Dawn!! Wooohooo!
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s?view=...


message 23: by Jessica

Jessica Therrien Hilda wrote: "Thank you for the friend invitation, Jessica! You're awesome, and I so can't wait to finish reading Oppression! Congratulations on your physical book launch! <3"

Thanks so much :)


message 22: by Hilda

Hilda Thank you for the friend invitation, Jessica! You're awesome, and I so can't wait to finish reading Oppression! Congratulations on your physical book launch! <3


message 21: by Jessica

Jessica Therrien Claire wrote: "5 more days!!! :D bet you are excited!"

SOOO Excited! The E-book is already available on Kindle for .99 cents!!


message 20: by Claire

Claire 5 more days!!! :D bet you are excited!


message 19: by Jessica

Jessica Therrien Molly wrote: "You're the coolest ever."

Well...my publisher plays a big part in my coolness ;)


message 18: by Molly

Molly You're the coolest ever.


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Jessica Therrien Katrina (Kindred Dreamheart) wrote: "Thanks so much for friending me."

Of course :)


Kat (Why Read) Thanks so much for friending me.


message 15: by Jessica

Jessica Therrien Claire wrote: "Thank you so much for giving me the chance to read your book, I absolutely loved it :)"

I'm so glad! Thanks for reading it :)


message 14: by Jessica

Jessica Therrien Juhina wrote: "AWESOME choice with Four <3 he's been my book crush since i read the book (a couple of months ago). Need to check out blood red road though!

Thanks for the friend request :D"


Blood Red Road is amazing :) You'll love it!


message 13: by Claire

Claire Thank you so much for giving me the chance to read your book, I absolutely loved it :)


message 12: by Juhina

Juhina AWESOME choice with Four <3 he's been my book crush since i read the book (a couple of months ago). Need to check out blood red road though!

Thanks for the friend request :D


message 11: by Jessi

Jessi Happy Valentine's Day!




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Jessica Therrien Twisted Forever in Darkness wrote: "Thanks for friending me i hope i get to read your book one day :)"

Me too :) It's out this month! 20 days left...


Quantum Thief - Spooky Ink Bandit Girl Thanks for friending me i hope i get to read your book one day :)


Jessica Therrien Kathryn wrote: "Hi Jessica!! Thank you for the friendvite!! I am eager to read your book!!!
I want to invite you to check out my blog that I do with two of my book loving friends.
www.tsktskwhattoread2.blogspot.com"


Hi! Thanks :) I hope you like it! I'll go check out your blog.


Jessica Therrien Haylee wrote: "Hello, how are you? Thanks for the friend request! Look forward to discussing books with you
-Haylee"


Hi Haylee! Me too :)


Haylee Hello, how are you? Thanks for the friend request! Look forward to discussing books with you
-Haylee


Kathryn Hi Jessica!! Thank you for the friendvite!! I am eager to read your book!!!
I want to invite you to check out my blog that I do with two of my book loving friends.
www.tsktskwhattoread2.blogspot.com


VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendvite, Jessica! Best of luck with your work!

VNF
http://vampirenovelfan.wordpress.com/


Jessica Therrien Sarah wrote: "Hi Jessica, thank you for the friend request! You'r book sounds good. (=
SarahS."


Thank you :) Looking forward to sharing it with the world of Goodreads!


message 2: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Jessica, thank you for the friend request! You'r book sounds good. (=
SarahS.


Thomas Amo Jessica thank you for the friend request! Congratulations on your new marriage, your upcoming book and Merry Christmas from myself and my wife.
Cheers Tom


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