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Feb. 10th, 2011 | 03:42 pm
mood: happyhappy

I am very happy to share that FORGET YOU is going back for a 7th printing! It just went back for a 6th printing a few weeks ago, so somebody is reading it and liking it and telling their friends about it. And if that person is you, please accept my thanks, because you have paid me the highest compliment an author can receive: word of mouth.

I've also received permission to show you the beautiful cover of LOVE STORY, which will be published on July 19. You can tell from the description that this novel is near and dear to my heart:

WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW.

Erin Blackwell is headed to college in New York City to study creative writing and earn a living as a romance novelist. Her grandmother has other plans: she approves of the college, but she wants Erin to major in business and then come back home to Kentucky to run the family’s famous racehorse farm. There is no way Erin will agree. Studying in New York and writing her way into a career is her escape from the farm and the family tragedy that happened there. So Erin’s grandmother decides Erin really will live life as a starving artist. She takes Erin’s future job running the farm, her inheritance, even her college tuition, and gives them all to Hunter Allen.

Hunter has lived on the farm for years. He’s Erin’s age, he’s the stable boy, and he’s the romantic dream of every girl in her high school. But he was involved in the family tragedy. Erin has always given him a wide berth. And he’s a slick opportunist. She’s furious that he fooled her grandmother into giving him Erin’s birthright and sending him to Erin’s college.

At least she’s free of him in her creative writing class. So she pens a story that has haunted her lately, in which the horse farm heiress at the very first Kentucky Derby starts a forbidden affair with the lowly stable boy. Unfortunately for her, the day she’s sharing this story with her New York classmates, Hunter walks in. He’s switching to her class. And after reading about himself in Erin’s story, he writes his own sexy assignments that lure Erin into dangerous fantasies about what could have been between them, and what might be.

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That's the description I've written, anyway. MTV Books always changes it for the better. But that's the basic idea.

Well! I have felt giddy and stared at my book cover enough for one day. I think it's time I copyedited an article about egg allergy, don't you?

One more thing before I go. I am feeling a Public Shame Writing Challenge approaching. Either that or I'm coming down with something. Would you be interested in publicly boasting about your writing goals and being held accountable by other writers during March? Post a reply and let me know...

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daniellejoseph

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from: daniellejoseph
date: Feb. 10th, 2011 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Jenn, you rock! That is so cool and love the cover and description of Love Story!

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jenniferechols

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from: jenniferechols
date: Feb. 11th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
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Thank you Danielle!

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erin blakemore

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from: onlyemarie
date: Feb. 10th, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
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A Public Shame Writing Challenge? You know I'm in.

Also, your cover is lovely and I'm so proud of all of your accomplishments.

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jenniferechols

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from: jenniferechols
date: Feb. 11th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
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Thank you! All right, meet me back here at the end of the month.

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I'm Pro-Unicorn.

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from: lepapillon
date: Feb. 11th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
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I am SO FREAKING excited for you. I want this book now please.

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jenniferechols

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from: jenniferechols
date: Feb. 11th, 2011 10:40 am (UTC)
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Aw, thank you!

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Prince of Maine

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from: yuenmei
date: Feb. 11th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
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You are so prolific!! I think in the time it took me to write one novel, three of yours came out! How do you do it?

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jenniferechols

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from: jenniferechols
date: Feb. 11th, 2011 10:42 am (UTC)
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I do try to write a lot but there's definitely a disconnect between when I write something and when it comes out.

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carlaswafford

YEAH!

from: carlaswafford
date: Feb. 11th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
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7th printing: I'm glad to hear there are so many smart people out there.

LOVE STORY: So can't wait!

Writing Challenge: BRING IT ON!!!

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jenniferechols

Re: YEAH!

from: jenniferechols
date: Feb. 11th, 2011 10:41 am (UTC)
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LOL! Hooray!

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from: anonymous
date: Feb. 11th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
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This makes me extremely happy, thanks so much for sharing. =)

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jenniferechols

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from: jenniferechols
date: Feb. 11th, 2011 10:42 am (UTC)
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That is sweet. Thank you!

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boothyisawesome

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from: boothyisawesome
date: Feb. 11th, 2011 12:06 pm (UTC)
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Love the cover and summary! I can't wait to read it!

As for the writing challenge, it depends on if I'm still unemployed, lol. I'll keep you posted. ;)

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Rachel Harris

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from: EndingUnplanned
date: Feb. 11th, 2011 02:41 pm (UTC)
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Beautiful cover and definitely love the description! It should be easy to put myself in her shoes which is always the best part of reading romance :-) Can't wait to read it!

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jenniferechols

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from: jenniferechols
date: Feb. 11th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much!

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jenniferechols

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from: jenniferechols
date: Feb. 11th, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
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Thank you Book Chic! Okay, check back at the end of the month...though I do hope you get the job!

Edited at 2011-02-11 02:57 pm (UTC)

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I love a good pen

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from: 9t9
date: Feb. 11th, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC)
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Excellent news, great cover. Excited for this release!

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jenniferechols

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from: jenniferechols
date: Feb. 11th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!

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Mithee

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from: somithee
date: Feb. 12th, 2011 03:51 am (UTC)
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I love your books! Congrats on Forget You's 7th printing :)) And oh! The cover of Love Story is gorgeous <3 I so can't wait to read it!

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jenniferechols

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from: jenniferechols
date: Feb. 12th, 2011 11:57 am (UTC)
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That is sweet of you. Thank you!

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PurpleRanger

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from: purpleranger
date: Feb. 12th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
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Does Erin have a pierced nose like Virginia? Or is that just something that the model has?

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jenniferechols

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from: jenniferechols
date: Feb. 14th, 2011 10:40 am (UTC)
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My editor has given me the choice. I can ask them to Photoshop it out, but I really like it.

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ntmetamorphmagi

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from: ntmetamorphmagi
date: Feb. 21st, 2011 03:18 pm (UTC)
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Forget You- One of my favourite books. I reread it a lot :) I just love how Doug really loves her. And I'm glad she was smart enough to accept it in the end. My friend, she HATES to read. Like, she won't even pick up a book unless it's about Pirates, and sometimes even then...but I let her borrow my book and a couple days later she told me she was reading it and that she actually really liked it :) So we both rule! (Me because I got her to read and you because you're the writer of this most awesome book I couldn't put down but had to cause I was getting in trouble for reading in class and not paying attention-it was just too good a story!) And I really hope you have a sequal. I'd like to read more about them.

Love Story- *dies* This sounds like another winner!!! The cover is really beautiful! Because it just lets you know something is there! That Hunter guy sounds like a jerk, but it sounds like he likes her a bit-why else torment her back and transfer into her class? But then, the love story could refer to the stories they make up, not them themselves. Either way, I can't wait to read it. Sounds terrific. Like my kind of book :):):) <3 It can't come out soon enough in my opinion!!!

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Luiza089

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from: luiza089
date: Apr. 23rd, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
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I am really excited about this book! The cover is so beautiful :)

I do have a question: is "Love Story" as well as "Forget You" & "Going Too Far", going to be available as audiobooks in the near future?

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jenniferechols

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from: jenniferechols
date: Apr. 23rd, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much!

I have not heard anything about audiobooks. *joke* also, *serious*

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HI!!!

from: anonymous
date: May. 17th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
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So i really really really liked your book forget you! i liked it so much i read it again! and i am teenage girl, who loves to socialize and reading isnt my thing.... BUT i liked this one so much. I told my friend about it and not she is reading it for the second time! If there is anyway you can get in touch with a movie producer or something to make a movie out of this, that would be awesome and i will buy IT and watch it every night! I love your work and how i can really relate to what happens and can put myself in your characters shoes, to where it feels like i am actually there!
Please make a movie.... :) That would complete my life(sorry for the chessyness but felt apropriate)
THANKS!

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jenniferechols

Re: HI!!!

from: jenniferechols
date: May. 17th, 2011 12:38 pm (UTC)
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I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Authors usually have nothing to do with making movies out of their books, so there's nothing I can do. We just have to wait for a movie producer to come along, stumble upon the awesomeness, and buy the movie rights. *impatiently checking watch*

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