Monday, June 19, 2017

Rent the Runway

WHAT JENN IS WORKING ON RIGHT NOW: While I wait for edits on my latest Bliss romance, I'm plotting the second in the series.

WHAT JENN IS READING RIGHT NOW: I picked up Kristan Higgins' On Second Thought.

Hi, all!

Some good news to share: my novel Wrong Brother, Right Match WON the 2017 ©Desert Rose RWA® Golden Quill Contest- Sweet Traditional Category!

Me--when I got the email:


Anyway, I am attending a GALA next month--which is black tie invited.
After looking through my closet and coming up frustrated, I decided to try a website I've been hearing a lot about: RENT THE RUNWAY.

Basically, you can rent a dress for any event/wedding/gala etc.. and most are big named designers for less than the cost of actually buying a dress (and only wearing once). They will be delivered the day before the event and then I have 4 days to return. No dry cleaning needed. They will do it for me.

I went big and rented 2 gowns. I figured one of them HAS to look good. Keep in mind I will have a tan by then too.

Here are my selections:
Choice #1

Choice #2
I'm excited.
Stay tuned and find out which dress I wear next month!
I will post pictures for sure!

Until then, Happy Reading!


Have you heard of Rent The Runway? Have you used it? Would you?

Monday, May 22, 2017

WHAT JEN'S READING RIGHT NOW: "Shiver" by Maggie Stiefvater. (She's coming to our library in a few weeks and I'm getting prepared)

Hi, all!

Wanted to know if you guys subscribe to BOOKBUB?

If not, now is the time!

Have you seen this awesome giveaway from BookSweeps?

You can win my book FIANCE BY FATE, plus books from authors like Jeannie Moon and Anna DePalo, 1 of 20 bookstore gift cards and a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet!

This giveaway ends soon, so make sure you hurry and enter!

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Monday, May 15, 2017

A New Romance Hero Profession?

What's Jen Working On? Finishing up the first book of a new Bliss series proposal. Only 4 chapters to go!
What's Jen Listening To? Loving "No Promises" by Cheat Codes (feat. Demi Lovato)

Happy Post-Mother's Day to all my fellow Moms out there!
Hope you all enjoyed your day.

Anyway, I've been getting a lot of local press in my hometown lately (THANK YOU) and it seems as if "the cat's now out the bag" as far as me being a romance author.

**Cue many men in town coming up to me and asking me to put them in a book**

Um, that actually is happening. Most of it is brought up jokingly (thank goodness!) but I have been told that I should definitely have this profession for my next hero:

Tooth maker.

Yes. It's okay to laugh. I did. However, if I can write about two pharmacists falling in love, it's really not out of the realm of possibility to write about a tooth maker. LOL

We'll see...

What kind of hero profession do you like to see in romance books?

Monday, May 1, 2017

From Fake to Forever sale!

Hi, all!

Just a little side announcement here...

Have you read Ben & Sandra's story yet?

If not, you're in luck because From Fake to Forever is now on sale for 99 cents until Sunday, May 7th.

So grab me wile you can! :-)

Here are some things nice people have said:

4 STARS  "I sucked up the feelings in this book in one sitting and could not get enough. I absolutely enjoyed every minute of it." -Melissa P, Goodreads review 

5 STARS  "Really enjoyed!! Laugh out loud and tender-hearted moments as well." -Heather, Goodreads review
5 STARS  "Great writing, incredible characters, and a storyline that touches your heart make this one a perfect lazy afternoon read. I highly recommend it." -Bette H., Goodreads review
5 STARS  "Jennifer Shirk has written a beautiful sweet romance which made me laugh plenty of times." --Anniek, Goodreads review 

Hope you check it out!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Freebie Friday!

Hi, all!

Guess what?

My Critique Group has a Facebook Group: Through Heart-Shaped Glasses

We chat books, life, men, food, movies--whatever!

Sometimes we even do giveaways. 

Today I'm giving away ONE free ebook (winner's choice) from a list of 5 books in my TBR pile.
Answer the question I ask and be entered to win! (Easy peasy)

Here are the list of choices you'll have if you win:

My little Facebook disclaimer: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. By entering, Entrants agree to a complete release of Facebook.

Good luck!

Monday, March 6, 2017

How Do You Choose Your Next Read?

WHAT'S JEN LISTENING TO NOW: I am obsessed with the song "Echo" by Jason Walker.

Hi, all!

Guess what? I'm over at my Critique Group's Blog--

I'm talking about books and how we choose what we read.

Come over and share your thoughts.

I'd love to know!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Man Crush Monday

WHAT'S JEN WORKING ON? I'm writing the first book of a new Bliss series. I want to call it either, It Happened One Kiss or It Happened One Wedding. Due to my editor in May.

Hi, all!

So here I am in the middle of writing my next book (new series) and I had to go and change the name of my hero. He's turning out to be a little brooding, so I needed a name to reflect that state. He was originally Carson and it's just not fitting anymore.

Thus, may I introduce Damon to you.

I don't typically write too many blonde heroes.

Weird, huh?

I guess I have a type. Dark hair for sure. (My husband is living proof)

However, I figured it was time to change things up a bit.

The facial scruff is a nice touch too. I'm adding that to my character as well.

I think he'll work out ok.

What do you think? :-)
Do you favor certain hair colors when writing your characters/heroes?
Do you prefer your characters to look a certain way when you read?