Sunday, May 15, 2011

Interview & Giveaway with Jennifer Laurens

Today I welcome Jennifer Laurens to the blog. I have read and loved her Heavenly young adult series; and you can check out my reviews here: Heavenly, Penitence and Absolution. Jennifer also has young adult books written under the name J.M. Warwick. Below is the trailer for her newest release Overprotected.





1. When did you first start writing, and was there something in particular that inspired you?

I started writing in junior high school: plays, books, all very Nancy Drew and Walton’s in nature: big families with mysteries. After my 6 kids were all old enough to be in school I picked it up again after taking a night class. I’d read Nora Roberts’ River’s End and thought, “I want to bring joy into people’s lives just like that book brought a little joy into mine.”


2. What first attracted you to the urban fantasy realm when it comes to writing?

I love the ideas of guardian angels, having a handicapped child has forced me to ponder limitless reasons for WHY things are the way they are. I’d had the ideas in Heavenly in my head for years: answers to a mother’s pain. I had to write them down.


3. In regards to your own characters, who is your favorite and why?

I don’t have a favorite, they’re like children to me.


4. What other genres (besides your own) do you enjoy reading?

Edgy anything.


5. If you could not be a writer, what would you be?

A film maker.


6. As a reader I know how difficult it can be to name a ‘favorite’ book, would you mind listing your top three? (Past or present authors)

Endless Love by Scott Spencer is one of the most beautifully written books on the planet. Nora Roberts’ Honest Illusions is her best work, and we all know how perfectly she puts a scene together.



7. What are some must haves when you sit down to write?

Something sweet and fizzy to drink that has ZERO calories. My soundtrack.


8. If you became trapped as a character in a book or series, which would you choose and why? (Any book, any series, new or old)

Ouch. Hard! Honest Illusions. Roxy’s fabulous and Luke is….well….there are no words.





Jennifer has generously offered up a book and swag of choice! T-shirts: Eden, Overprotected, Ab-so-lute-ly, and Heavenly. Totes: Overprotected and Heavenly. Keychains and magnets.

Here is an example of what you can choose from:


- Leave a comment and then fill out the form below.

- Contest runs until May 22, 2011 12AM EST.

- Open internationally.






38 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see who will win!!

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  2. I've definitely been interested in Overprotected for a while.

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  3. I ABSOLUTELY LOOOVEEE JENNIFER LAURENS!!! She's simply amazing...love her books :) great interview!

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  4. A Season of Eden!! :) Jennifer Laurens is awesome! She's very nice too! :)
    (camille s.)

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  5. I want to win one of Jennifer Laurens books!!
    Thanks for the INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY.

    Choose: Overprotected

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  6. Her writing is beautiful. I loved Heavenly and Falling for Romeo. Thank you for the lovely interview =D

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  7. I think Jennifer is an awesome writer. And I may have 'squealed' a little when she followed me on twitter. Some people freak out over movie stars and singers, but I fangirl over authors. Sigh.

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  8. I love her books! I haven't read Heavenly series yet.

    She is a good writer!

    inga from http://www.ingasilbergbooks.com

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  9. Great interview! I really like the trailer. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I love author interviews! you always learn something new!

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  11. I love getting to know new authors, can't wait to read one of her books too. :D

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  12. I would like to be entered in this giveaway please!!!

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  13. Enter me please for this awesome giveaway!!

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  14. I've read Heavenly, Penitence and A Season of Eden, and I've really enjoyed all of them. I can't wait to read Absolution and Overprotected

    Thnaks for the interview and giveaway!

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  15. What a great giveaway! I would love the opportunity to win Heavenly! :)

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  16. Such a great opportunity! Thanks for the international opening! ;)

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  17. I've had my eye on Heavenly for a while now... :-) Thank you for the chance.

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  18. Great interview! Jennifer Laurens is such a sweetheart =) And I can't wait to read Overprotected! *-*

    Thanks for the interview AND the giveaway! And thanks for making it international!!! =)

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  19. thanks so much for this giveaway! :) i read heavenly via an ebook and I would love to have a hard copy :) thanks for hosting!

    Diana

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  20. I've been eyeing these books !

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  21. This sounds goood. I really like the cover art as well! Thanks for this!

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  22. Jennifer Laurens is the most generous author there is. Thanks so much for the chance! I loved Heavenly and I can't wait to read her other books!

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  23. Overprotected *monkey dances*

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  24. Great interview and thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. This is completely awesome!!! Thanks

    Hollybwright@comcast.net
    Boudoirbooks.blogspot.com

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  26. I'm a huge fan of Jennifer Laurens Great interview

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  27. Jennifer is made of AWESOMESAUCE! Love her and her books. A SEASON OF EDEN & the HEAVENLY series are fabulous! I cannot wait to read OVERPROTECTED!

    britneywyatt[at]gmail[dot]com

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  28. Would love to read heavenly! I'm going to read a season of eden tonight :)

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  29. Nice interview - thanks for hosting.

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  30. Great interview. Love Jennifer Laurens and I've been dying to get my hands on Overprotected

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  31. I love the way she writes, I just recently finished Penitence and cant wait to read Absolution, and of course, all her other books. Great Interview.

    -Mariana S
    http://smartgirls-read.blogspot.com/

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  32. Awesome giveaway! I have not read any of Jennifer Laurens books yet, but there are definitely several on my to-read list now!

    Christy: shortcut_2_mushrooms(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

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  33. Nice interview and thank you for the giveaway!

    cjmfnobrega AT gmail DOT com

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  34. Great interview & giveaway! I really want to read Overprotected, it sounds so good!

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  35. Thank you for the interview and the giveaway! I haven't read any book by her, but I hope soon.
    It's true.... writers always need a soundtrack.

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