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Jennifer Laurens

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Inglewood, California, The United States
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Jennifer, aka JM Warwick aka Katherine Warwick was born and raised in Southern California and her hometown of Palos Verdes Estates flavors her books: A Season of Eden and An Open Vein. She doesn't limit herself to writing one genre, and was the first to author four romance novels centered around the popular sport of ballroom dancing.She has YA novels published under her YA romance name of Jennifer Laurens: Falling for Romeo, Magic Hands, Nailed and the Heavenly series: Heavenly ( 2009) Penitence (2010) and Absolution (2010) A Season of Eden (2011) and Overprotected ( 2011 ) Grace Doll ( 2012 ) .An Open Vein is under her JM Warwick pen name. Jennifer lives in Utah and has 6 children, one of whom has autism. Jennifer finds it interesting that ...more

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Jennifer Laurens Thank you for reading, Shameeka. I'm pleased A Season of Eden was enjoyable to you. I love that story for so many reasons - and on a personal level.…moreThank you for reading, Shameeka. I'm pleased A Season of Eden was enjoyable to you. I love that story for so many reasons - and on a personal level. The ending is constructed to enable the reader to believe that James and Eden either reunited or did not based on the readers' experience interpreting the story. Knowing James, I'm sure he was not surprised to find Eden there - perhaps relieved even. I wouldn't want to write a sequel only because I love the open ending the way it stands. Again, thank you for exploring my books!(less)
Jennifer Laurens Hi Tabitha. So glad you enjoyed Eden. The 'open ending' is really about how the read interpreted James and Eden's relationship ending. I feel like a…moreHi Tabitha. So glad you enjoyed Eden. The 'open ending' is really about how the read interpreted James and Eden's relationship ending. I feel like a concrete ending would disappoint those who did NOT see them ending up together while satisfying those who did see them ending up together.Most likely, there won't be another book. Thanks for your question! ( And your compliments :)(less)
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New post. New thoughts? My family situation is very demanding right now. Muse is taking a much-needed vacay.

Heavenly tells my family story. That's where I'm at right now.

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message 31: by Melanie

Melanie Nowak Thanks for the friendship! I hope you'll add my ALMOST HUMAN series to your "want to read" list - my venomous vampires love new blood! You can check out free chapters on my website at: www.MelanieNowak.com
Nice to meet you :-)

~ Melanie Nowak


message 30: by Colleen

Colleen Hi Jennifer. This is Colleen Bolinger Kuzma from Facebook. You recently sent me a Goodreads invitation from FB and I just wanted to let you know that we are already friends. Thank you for the invite though.


MoonGlitter Hello Jennifer :)

Thanks for the friendship ♥ I hope you have a great evening.


message 28: by Lily

Lily Hello Jennifer and thank you for adding me!! :D

xx


message 27: by Riz

Riz Thanks for adding me Jennifer! :)


Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Jennifer! Looking forward to reading your books :)


Jennifer You're welcome :)


message 24: by Stacy

Stacy Eaton Jennifer - Thank you for the friendship!


Jennifer Jojo wrote: "Hey you joined the group I suggested, woohooo!!! You will like it! A group of them having been getting familiar with Heavenly."
Looking fwd to popping my head in :)


JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko Hey you joined the group I suggested, woohooo!!! You will like it! A group of them having been getting familiar with Heavenly.


Jennifer Cindy wrote: "Thanks for the friendship! I love your books they have been great fun an exactly what I needed! I have read four of them, one right after the other and I am on to my fifth:D I know you just release..."

Thanks for finding me here. I hope to release another book at the end of this year, but we'll see :) Glad you enjoy the books. Yep, clean is it for me. I can't write what I wouldn't let any of my 6 children read.

Nice to 'meet' you!

Jennifer


message 20: by Cindy

Cindy Thanks for the friendship! I love your books they have been great fun an exactly what I needed! I have read four of them, one right after the other and I am on to my fifth:D I know you just released Overprotected, can I ask if their are more to come this year? I love your writing style flows so well and your characters interactions are great. The topics you choose to write about have been fun and wonderfully surprising.Your stories put a smile on my face:) I love a good clean romance! Thanks!!


Jennifer Sangria3 wrote: "Thanks for your friendship, Jennifer! :D"
You're welcome!


Jennifer Michelle wrote: "Thanks for gifting me the Heavenly book, I'm now a proud owner of most of your books! I'm hooked! :) They are wonderful, great work!" Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for finding me here :)


Michelle Thanks for gifting me the Heavenly book, I'm now a proud owner of most of your books! I'm hooked! :) They are wonderful, great work!


message 16: by Gina

Gina Riccitelli OVERPROTECTED REVIEW:

Where do I even begin? Overprotected is an AMAZING book to put into simple words. The style of Jennifer Laurens writing is so easy to connect with and is very raw. All the emotion and conflict capture you and keep you until the very end.

Overprotected is about a girl named Ashlyn, Her daddy is a very well known lawyer and is very rich. Ashlyn was kidnapped by her nanny when she was 5 years old and ever since then daddy hasnt let ashlyn out of his sight without protection. Ashlyn is a 17 year old girl growing up in the upper east side of NYC. She wants to experience life without a bodyguard everywhere, to see and experience what love feels like other than reading about them in her romance novels. Her bodyguard Stewart is fired after 3 years of working for her father because he admits he is in love with ashlyn. Daddy doesnt want his little princess to ever leave him and any sight of love between her daughter and a guy ends very quickly. Then comes Colin. Colin is your typical very sexy guy that you actually never see on the streets but always read about lol. Him and ashlyn were neighbors when they were kids and colin was always very mean to her. She hates colin and is affraid of him. Daddy knows this and guess who becomes the new body guard? Yup you guessed it, Colin.

So now befor I reveal anything else just know this story doesnt end as you may think and the relationship between Colin and Ashlyn is so beautifully crafted. This is a MUST READ people! No dought about it. So go to amazon or any sight that sells books and pre-order this book. This is a must read by Jennifer Laurens! This is her BEST book yet!


message 15: by Gina

Gina Riccitelli I forced my best friend to read A season of eden, and she absolutly lovedd it! She wants to read the heavenly series now :D I think Ill get her them for christmas lol :D


message 14: by Gina

Gina Riccitelli hey jen! posted a review on amazon! im the first just like u asked :D it said it will take 48 hours to process :D


message 13: by Miss_

Miss_ ;)Big kisses Jennifer¡¡¡


Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me as a friend!


message 11: by Gina

Gina Riccitelli hey jennifer! its me gina from facebook. i entered your contest and i really hope i win!. i entereed from goodreads lol the promotion is on my profile i think it is really awsome :D thanks for accepting my friend request


Jennifer Misha wrote: "Hey Jennifer! thanks for adding me. I won a copy of Heavenly on your site and am eager to read it.It has such great reviews .Thanks!"

You're welcome :)


Misha  Mathew Hey Jennifer! thanks for adding me. I won a copy of Heavenly on your site and am eager to read it.It has such great reviews .Thanks!


Katrina Hi Jennifer,
Glad I found you on here ;) Look forward to Pentinance and Absolution. * *


Reaganstar Getting so excited about penitence, I cant wait to get my hands on a copy and YAY for Absolution being finished


Clotilde i loved your book called heavenly. when is the sequel coming out???


Parastoo thanks for the add...


Jennifer It IS a great Thursday, isn't it?? Thanks for thinking of me :)


Jessie Terwilliger Hi Jennifer, happy Thursday!


message 2: by Sanaz

Sanaz Hi Jennifer,

thanks for the friend's request.

GoodLuck
Sanaz


Jessica hey!

thanks for introducing me to this site! i LOVE it =)


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