Notice for Review Requests

I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Jennifer Laurens: Celebrate

Jennifer Laurens, Author of Heavenly series

Celebrate! You're leaving behind the catty, cliquey, trendy, insignificant things in life forever more. Right?

I hope this moment is as freeing for you as it was for me: standing on the precipice of all of your dreams.

It's an exciting, synergistic time. The sooner you solidify the direction you want to go in, the better. No more comparing your goals and dreams with anyone else's. This is your time to do what you want.

At this juncture in my life I knew exactly what I wanted and, all these years later, I am standing exactly where I saw myself being. For those of you who don't know anything about me, I didn't set out to be an author. My foremost goal was to be a mother with a big family, because I was an only child.

I attended college, married and have 6 children - one has autism, and is the inspiration for my HEAVENLY series about a teenage girl who falls in love with her autistic sister's guardian angel. My point is, looking back I didn't set out to be an author, I set out to be a great mother. I have loved being there for my children, and there is nothing that compares to the countless things I've learned from them and the growth I've experienced because of this choice.

I've always loved writing and took it up again when my youngest entered school.

And, here I am - years later, writing what my heart desires.

Is it possible to have all your dreams come true? My life says YES!

We make what we want happen, if we truly want it enough. Take each dream as it comes and make it come true.


You can read my review of Heavenly here!

Contest Time

Giveaway Item(s): 1 copy of Heavenly and 1 copy of A Season of Eden
# of Winners: 2
Eligibility: International

Entries (Leave links if needed)

+1 New follower (MANDATORY)
+2 Old follower
+1 Link (5 max)
+1 Add Stop, Drop, and Read! to your blogroll

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Theresa said...

Thanks for the contest!

+2 Old Follower

Theresa said...

Sorry, forgot my email:

Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) said...

+2 old follower
+1 sidebar:
+1 already on my blog roll.

thank you!
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Kulsuma said...

These books look and both sound great. Count me in please!

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Monica said...

+2 Old Follower


Brooke said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'm a new follower (+1). texas_gal45(at)hotmail(dot)com

donnas said...

Thanks for the chance! I have Heavenly but I would love to win A Season of Eden.

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latishajean said...

Great giveaway thank you so much for the chance!
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buddyt said...

Thank you for the giveaway and especially for opening it up to International entries.

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Anne Royce said...

+2 Old follower
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Happy blogoversary!!!

Misha1989 said...

Thanks for the contest!
Old follower +2


Anonymous said...

Oooh these books sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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Nova said...

+2 Old follower
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Thanks for the lovely contest :)

Judit said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

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Elegance said...

New follower +1


Thanks :)

jen7waters said...

+1 New follower
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thanks ;)


vickyvak said...

Awesome giveaway!!!

+1 new follower

Stephanie said...

I would love to win this!

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Sarah said...

+2 Old follower
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Thanks for the great giveaway! :)
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How To Dream said...

Sounds great!

+1 new follower

MELi D- said...

New follower :)

Thanks, Diana

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

somehow i haven't seen this contest!! i have been wanting to read a season of eden for a long time! thank you!!

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The Itzel Library said...

Thanks for the contest.

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oO Mariana Oo said...

Sounds awesome, count me in ;)

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MarionG said...

I'm a new follower.
These choices sound wonderful. Would love to read either book. Cheers.
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