Jennifer Wardrip

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Jennifer (Brown) Wardrip was born January 11, 1975, in Georgetown, IL. She currently resides in Bloomington, IL, where she has lived for the past 18 years. She is a married mom of two brilliant children, and also works full-time as a third-shift night auditor at a local hotel. She first published back in 2004/2005 with eXtasy Books, New Concepts Publishing, and Kensington Brava (as Alayne Warren and Jen Nicholas), and has only recently gotten back into writing mode. She spent six years running the TeensReadToo website, which specialized in YA/Teen literature. She currently writes short stories & novellas that feature smart erotic romance for intelligent readers.

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Average rating: 3.77 · 1,113 ratings · 39 reviews · 5 distinct works
The Nutcracker

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013
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Plymouth Rock 2075

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2013
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Bad Boys Over Easy

3.78 avg rating — 1,054 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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"Wicked" Women on Top

3.35 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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Portrait of Death

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Obsession by Jonathan Kellerman
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As a long time fan of both Jonathan Kellerman and Alex Delaware, OBSESSION does not disappoint. As I was immersed once again into another case of past meeting present, I was reminded of how much I love these characters!

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Connie Goodwin, like many young women, has issues with her mother. So when Grace asks her daughter to interrupt her doctoral research at Harvard to go to Marblehead for the summer and ready her grandmother
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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
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I have always been a sucker for vampire stories. Get it? Sucker? Vampires? Okay, enough with the bad puns, you get the idea. So when the woman who ran our school district's Scholastic Book Fair recom
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Blaze by Richard Bachman
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Stephen King may be the "master of horror," but with BLAZE he proves that he's also just a plain ole good writer. This story is a mixture of a thriller, a mystery, a police procedural, and a personal struggle to figure out who you are.

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Decades from today, the results of the election are out, and for the first time in the history of the United States, a gay, Jewish president, Abraham Stein, has been elected. After the Greater Depression,
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Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
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Ever is now an immortal, and she's eager to learn everything - from manifesting objects to visiting the paradise Summerland.

Things are looking up for Ever and Damen, who can finally
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Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
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Let me start out by saying that DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS? is a book that needed to be written, and one that needs to be read. It definitely fills a gap in young adult literature: it's a story about
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Anna Quindlen
“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”
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“Never apologize for your reading tastes.”
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“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.”
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message 74: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Greetings,

Hopefully, we will become great buddies. I am an 42 year old southern gentleman author. I am working on my third novel. It's an paranormal, horror, adventure, magical, romantic, urban, dark fantasy book series, named Moonwarriors: In An Blackened Dawn. Take a look at my second novel Moonwarriors: Guardians of the Night. Come by and we'll chat, leave a comment.

Until Next Time . . .

☆Kiran☆ Thank you for accepting my friend request :D

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Lei Thanks for accepting my friend request:)

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Joyce Oxfeld I just completed Hilary Mantel's "Bring up the Bodies," which concerns Henry VIII and his first three wivea and advisors. The book is narrated by Thomas Cromwell, and importent advisor to the King. What he sess and relates through other's remarks is something beyond belief. Although fiction, the timeline and events are quite accurate. For checking; Allison Weir, " The six wives of Henry VIII" non fiction. This book Mante, is sequel to Wolfhall.

Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and book-filled holidays.


message 69: by Jena

Jena Hi Jennifer - Thanks so much for the add! :)

Stephanie I just have to tell you how much I like reading your review. Take care !!!

message 67: by Marsha

Marsha Hubler Jennifer, thank you so much for friending me here. Although Amish fiction doesn't seem to be your forte, you might like my LOVES OF SNYDER COUNTY SERIES. Or how about some girl/horse adventures for younger girls in your life? Check it out at Thanks again! Marsha

Magdalena Hi, Jennifer! Thanks for accepting my friend request.

Catherine Stine Hi, Jennifer, thanks for friending. Interesting choice of novels!
Catherine Stine

message 64: by Dani

Dani A. HEy! I was wondering if you would check out my blog! I put up new posts every sunday!

message 63: by Shawn

Shawn Wickersheim Thanks for the friendship. Have a wonderful weekend.

Macy  (It's a Book Thing) Thanks for adding me! Check out my blog if you have time!

message 61: by Elena

Elena Aitken Jennifer,
I'm super impressed with your book lists! WOW. Thanks for the friendship and for adding my book, Drawing Free to that impressive list. :)

Savannah Jennifer, thank you for the friendship.

message 59: by Robert

Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Jennifer.

message 58: by Lynnea

Lynnea Thanks for the friendship!

message 57: by Betty

Betty Hi, Jennifer,

Been missing you and hope all is well.

I haven't been to GoodReads for a while, but need to get back and learn to navigate it better.

I have been nominated for a Shorty Award. Since the competition is J. K. Rowling, among other famous authors, it's a long shot, but I'm already in 18th place (fluctuates; just passed the great author Jodi Picoult), THE FONZ is No. 28 andTyra Banks is No. 32... Not bad for an old dame; ME, not Tyra or Jodi, of course :-) It feels super to be ahead of such famous people. <3

No matter how it ends, it's an honor to be nominated. I'd be delighted to have your vote. YOU MUST BE A TWITTERER TO VOTE: DEADLINE FEBRUARY 17TH

Thanks and hugs - Betty ♥

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Darren Thanks for the accept! I'm a new author looking to connect with authors and readers.

Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Hope you had a great Christmas and wish you many happy reading memories for the New Year.


VampireNovelFan Thanks for friending!

message 53: by Jacqui

Jacqui How cool is that we share a Birthday!!

message 52: by Melissa

Melissa Hi Jennifer, thanks for the add! I love, love, love your profile pic ... it made me giggle out loud =)

message 51: by Melody

Melody Thanks for the add :)

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Ginger Thanks Jennifer for accepting my friend request! Looking forward to getting to know you & seeing what you like to read & possibly discuss books with you. Have a great weekend & Happy Reading!! :)

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James Piper Thanks Jennifer for accepting my friendship request.

All the best,
James Piper

message 48: by Tyra

Tyra Lynn Hi Jennifer. Thanks for adding me, and it's a pleasure to meet you!

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Tamara Rose Blodgett Hi Jennifer, thanks for your friendship~! :)

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Gary Revel My Memoir with details of my Martin Luther King Jr. assassination investigation, music biz in Hollywood/Memphis/Nashville and more -

★Kayla★ haha, love your profile pic!

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Tabatha Feel free to recommend some Zombie, Dystopian, Steampunk or ya know other kinds of books to me. :)

Jennifer Wardrip Cheryl wrote: "Jennifer, I just had to say, I absolutely love your profile pic! :D"

Thanks, Cheryl! I try to change my profile picture every week or so - a new thing I'm trying - and everyone really seems to be enjoying it! :)

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Cheryl Landmark Jennifer, I just had to say, I absolutely love your profile pic! :D

Stephanie Thank you for accepting my friend request. I really like your website.

Mikki lol your profile picture xD

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Rasuna Thank you for accepting the friend request :)

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ivana18 thanks for adding me

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Monique Thank u so much for the friendship:)

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William O'Brien Thank U for your friendship!

message 35: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friend request, Jennifer. We have 82 books in common, so I figured we share very similar tastes in reading! :)

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thanx 4 accepting my friend request!!

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Lauren Hey! :D

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Ronyell Hey Jennifer!!! Thanks for accepting my friend invite!! I hope we get to talk about more books together!!

Mikki Thanks for accepting my friend request ^_^

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Joyzi Thanks for accepting^^

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Malithi thanks for adding me as a friend

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Jamie Hey jen how's your summer?

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