J. Jenkins

Biography

Well... I'm just me, nothing spectacular or overly interesting. Armchair travel and cooking are hobbies I enjoy nearly as much as I derive pleasure from reading various types of fiction. The beauty of art and photography can still my heart, while sad country songs make me weep.

I write outlandish stories for myself that reflect how I view the world at a given time and assuredly my visions aren't solidly rooted in reality, but shaded with myth, religion and the mystical. Hopefully, others will find my work entertaining and for those I have and undoubtedly in the future will offend, I apologize. Most often I push a premise as close to the edge of normalcy as I can and sometimes way beyond, not to shock, but rather to soar. My writing is like the Eagles' hit, "Take It To The Limit".

I know I'll never be great, popular or easily tolerated as a writer, because I'm assuredly none of these things as a person. Allowing my imaginings to take shape, just trying to mark my place in this world, is my way of being for a time. What I've learned thus far, as I've pecked around at being an 'author', is to cherish the few readers that like you, learn from the many that don't and most of all never stop appreciating the work of others.

Always, J.

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Smashwords book reviews by J. Jenkins

  • A Lesson in Passion on Aug. 12, 2010

    I really enjoyed this book and found myself emotionally connecting with most of the characters, not only the heroine. The ending left me wanting to know what is to become of Ginny and what happened to those she left behind. 'A Lesson In Forgiveness', the book detailing the next segment of Ginny's experiences is already a part of my library and I look forward to another romantic, adventurous and sensual story.
  • The Keeping on Aug. 21, 2010

    This is an exceptional read with scenes that had me seeing the story. The characters drew me into thier lives and I can still picture them. Eagerly, I await the next book in the series.
  • Farm Girl on Aug. 24, 2010

    I found 'Farm Girl' to be a wonderful read. Porretto's writing is sharp, quick, witty and sensual, with a touch of the dramatic blended in to make this, for me, a sumptuous work.
  • A Lesson in Forgiveness on Aug. 31, 2010

    The pace and tone of this work is consistent with other historical romance novels I've read, intentionally plodding to reflect the mannerisms of the era. It works! I couldn't turn away from my reader and when I finished the last page I immediately wanted more. Thank you Jennifer Connors, for making my evenings so blissfully entertaining.
  • A Lesson in Patience on Sep. 09, 2010

    Absolutely splendid! This book has passion, action, adventure, romance, tenderness and much, much more. Characters in the novel were very interesting, some possibly deserving of their own book in the future. Reading the text was fast-paced as the writer kept the pace light, even in the most dramatic scenes. The ending for me was so emotional that I anticipate and dread the next book, because I didn't want this one to end. Jennifer Connors, I think you're great.
  • Needing Nita on Sep. 13, 2010

    I absolutely loved this novella. My gosh, I'm not one to blush easily, but the sensuality comes on strong and keeps you revved up. The attention to detail was mind-blowing; the kind of writing I enjoy reading the most. Characterization, tone and development of backstory were all exceptionally managed. One particular element I enjoyed was the revelation of the Detective's views and interests. Norah Wilson painted the picture with her words and allowed me to look in on his world, instead of bashing me over the head as some writer's tend to do. Norah Wilson, in my estimation is a rare find and I look forward to reading more of her work.
  • The West Wind Blows on Sep. 13, 2010

    Bravo! I would love to read more of these characters. The writing was fluid and engrossing, drawing me into the issues of the three main players. For a short work, the secondary characters were well developed to the plot, even details that might have appeared insignificant, turn out to have a great impact on the conclusion.
  • Almost Hemingway on Sep. 13, 2010

    An interesting story that left me remembering more of its bittersweetness than the elements of passion and sensuality. The emphasis of the setting was well executed.
  • The Boss's Terms on Sep. 14, 2010

    A shocking story, but believable. The twist at the end was unexpected.
  • The Cowboy's Wish on Sep. 14, 2010

    What an incredible piece of writing. It's sexy, funny and really captivating. The ending took me by surprise so I had to read it again and I'm not ashamed to say I wish this very promising story had continued. As always, Ruth Ann Nordin delivers with style.
  • Seduced by the American Millionaire on Sep. 16, 2010

    Wonderfully entertaining and sensual, a bad boy craving a good girl story that left me enthralled. The writing is direct, hot and sometimes erotically shocking to the senses. I look forward to reading more about these characters and the supporting cast of players.
  • Candy Store (Contemporary Romance) on Oct. 09, 2010

    A sexy, fun and sometimes dramatic read.
  • Saving Nathaniel on Oct. 09, 2010

    Wonderfully dramatic, tender and endearing. I appreciated the maturity of the characters.
  • Stimulating: A Halloween Collection Anthology on Nov. 06, 2010

    A very entertaining collection of seasonal shorts that I plan to read again and again.
  • Retribution on Nov. 23, 2010

    Wow!!! The story gave me chills, made me chuckle and brought back memories of my years reading Andrew Vachss, watching "Apocalypse Now" and listening to "In The Ghetto". "Retribution" is an example of exceptional storytelling. The style is gritty and fast-paced. Characters are engrossing, with McDougal leading the squad with guns blazing. I saw, heard, felt and smelt this tale and have to say the author's ability to precisely portray portions of downtown L.A. had me missing my drives to the Criminal Courts building during the riots.
  • Firefight on Nov. 24, 2010

    Wildly entertaining! I laughed so hard my sides ached. This is gritty and imaginative storytelling that held my attention. However, I had to stop reading a couple of times to call my mother and tell her select passages that had us both in stitches. The book reads like a mock-umentary of the greater Los Angeles area and its seedy underbelly. Gosh, how I miss it all. Josh McDougal can drive me through that town anytime.
  • Saving Grace on Dec. 05, 2010

    Spectacular, as always!
  • Guarding Suzannah on Dec. 05, 2010

    Engrossing. Norah Wilson constantly thrills.
  • A Lesson in Friendship on Feb. 15, 2011

    Long awaited and much enjoyed! The story is romantic, dramatic, funny, suspenseful, sensual and captivating. As I was reading, faint nuances of Jane Austen's "Emma" came to mind. I eagerly await Ginny's next romance, although I'm still not over the enduring memory of the relationship she had in Book 3 of the series, which for me is a testimony to Jennifer Connors' talented characterizations and overall style.
  • Cleverest of Them All: Story 3 (A Fairy Tale Romance) on June 14, 2011

    Always delivers. Very witty, fast paced and fun. I enjoy the blending of genres and the distinctive style. This is a great stand alone story, but I would suggest reading the entire series.
  • A Fresh Start on June 14, 2011

    Wow!!! An exceptionally crafted, tightly woven novella that is oh so sexy. The characters are intriguing and humorous turns of phrase hooked me. Romantic and affirming, I look forward to reading more from this author.
  • Sweet Seduction on June 14, 2011

    Fast paced, funny, playful, romantic, lots of sexy goings-on, great interplay between main and supporting characters. Whew-, for me, this book was an erotic romp where friendship and partying headlined with quality time between the sheets and lots of other places I dare not disclose for fear of spoiling your enjoyment. I look forward to future works from this author.