Giveaway, Contest, and Some Fun with Brennus!

Ohhhh, 2014. Bring me Iniquity as fast as you can…

That last teaser Amy posted was AWESOME! Almost had me thinking about the dark side…

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I’m a bacon fan too, Luke. But I’m talking about a different dark side…

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What say you TEAM REED!?!?

“Dat is me aingeal dat ye’re breakin’, Valentine,” –Brennus  (Kristin: That was pretty bad-ass)

Leave to Kristin to research and come up with a totally hot Brennus quote!

I… I… I…

What do we make of all these teasers, ladies?

More importantly, Team Reed sistas, will Evie’s wings react to his? Does that battleaxe tattoo glow when she’s around? We already know the axe sings to Evie. And even hearing Brennus described from Russell’s POV, I’m all– he’s hot. Grrrr.

New mysterious characters

 “You must be Brennus,” Djet says behind him. Brennus’ eyes narrow as he straightens to face Djet. 
      “If I must,” Brennus says pleasantly enough, but his anger is recognizable to me. “And ye must be Emil.” Fallen angels move in closer, surroundin’ Djet protectively, while their eyes focus on the back of the room by the doors. Behind me I hear click, click, click, click, click, click…hundreds of Gancanagh fangs engagin’ at once.
     “How do you know that name?” he asks Brennus. 

(DOH! He’s Emil!)

Xavier and Evie

“Xavier’s soft tone does something to me. I want to hide beneath it, wrap myself in it like a blanket and rest.” –Evie

Reed and Evie

                   “My hand stills. I panic. Time could change us, like it had with Xavier and me. I feel like my heart unravels, but I don’t let him see it.” –Evie

Brennus and Evie

“His energy spreads through me, first from my heart, through the roadmap of my veins, to places I never wanted Brennus to go. I gasp as my body involuntarily curls toward him like a flower to the sun, for the pleasure of it.”  –Evie

Produces a lot of questions. And if I’m being honest, I’m half-crazed after these teasers. I. Cannot. Wait! Speaking of questions, check this out. This blog gets quite a few hits based on the craziest Google searches. Anything in (this) are my comments.

Here are few gems:

Are angels undead?

Fierce guardian angels (HELL YEAH!)

When do Evie and Reed have sex?

Why is Reed Wellington your book boyfriend?

An evil residue used by the foolish and the crazy

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Does Evie end up with Xavier? (that’s not even close to funny!)

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Where did Zee’s southern charms go? (lol… what?)

Angel wings ripped off fantasy (too many of us wished Tau maimed???)

Book about half human half angel meets soul mate and falls in love

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who is xavier in the premonition series (<– an angel I’m scared to death might steal Evie from my Reed and break his heart!)

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Will they make the Premonition Series into a movie? (WE WISH!)

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Gabi love death Brennus

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Hate Evie from premonition (Insert comment with profanity here)

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Brennus viewing slave woman analyzation (seriously?)

I hate Brennus

Who did Gabi have a crush on? (Answer: Reed)

Kristin Reed Engaged (So jelly!)

Another machine like Evie

Why can’t Reed and Evie just be happy?

who should play brennus in premonition series

(good question. Let’s say Henry. And let’s say there was a scene where he finally accepts Evie will never be his. Whoa. )

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I didn’t include the umpteen sex + Reed questions. lol

Anyway, I get a good laugh sometimes. It also makes me happy that so many people out there are researching my FAVORITE series. 🙂

For the best updates go to Amy A Bartol’s website.

I read an interview she did on Vilma’s Book Blog during Vilma’s paranormal week. Awesome interview! In it Amy said she wanted to wrap up the series with Iniquity, and if she decided to continue it she would do it in secret. Release it, then tell the world. Fingers crossed that Iniquity is not the last book.

Here is the Premonition Series order:

Inescapable

Intuition

Indebted

Incendiary

Iniquity

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 Amy wrote a dystopian novel, UNDER DIFFERENT STARS. Released Dec17th, 2013

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I read it. Love it. At the top of my best of 2013 list!

Click here for my review

Let’s have a giveaway to celebrate being THIS CLOSE to getting our hands on book #5, Iniquity. Okay, maybe not this close, but we know it’ll be this year. In this giveaway are books by a few kick-ass authors. I’ve read them all and each one had a lasting effect on me.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

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GIVEAWAY:

OPEN INTERNATIONALLY starts NOW! ends 1/26/14 at midnight EST

SIX EBOOKS!!!

Winner will recieve an ebook copy of:

Under Different Stars by Amy A Bartol

Vain by Fisher Amelie

Beauty From Pain by Georgia Cates

A Different Blue by Amy Harmon

Undertow by Amber Lynn Natusch

Trust in Me by J Lynn (Jennifer L Armentrout)

There will be MANY ways to enter this giveaway. BUT, in the spirit of “I’m about to lose my mind if I don’t get Iniquity in my hands Asap”…. let’s make this a little more interesting!

We’ll call it the What If Contest. A little side dish to the giveaway. One winner will receive any ebook of your choice up to $10.00.  Or a gift card. I will pick the winner randomly on 1/27/14. To enter this contest (separate from the giveaway & you can enter both), answer the following question in three sentences or less in the comments of this post:

What if Evie and Brennus ended up together? What would it take for that to happen? Some of you are reading this giving me the evil eye. That’s cool. If your answer is: I can’t even begin to imagine Evie & Reed not together. Okay.

I’ve asked a hardcore Team Brennus member:  “I think Reed had to die in battle.  It’s the only way for Evie to be at peace knowing she’ll finally be with Brennus, her true love.  She loved Reed but she couldn’t breathe without her dark king.” — Cristina from Cristina’s Book Reviews <– One of my favorite book blogs

I’ve asked a loyal Team Reed member: “Reed runs off with Kristin after realizing she, not Evie, is his soulmate.  Then and only then, will Brennus have my blessing to make Evie into whatever he wants.” — Kristin from Kristin’s Kindle Book Reviews <– My partner in crime & amazing reviewer who can’t see past her lust to take this question seriously 😉

 And she said, “Reed and I would make fabulous babies together.”

My Answer: Zee dies in a battle saving Reed’s life.

OMG. I just freaked myself out.

Explanation: I love Zee. Nearly as much as Reed. If Zee dies, I will blame Evie. I LOVE her, but no doubt it’ll be some battle trying to rescue her and dammit! She will no longer be good enough for Reed. *thinks of feather exchange & Zee’s never ending and absolute loyalty to Reed and Evie*

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

**I will purchase all ebooks through Amazon.

Cover Reveal; Seasons in the Sun by Kristen Strassel

KristenFROM GOODREADS:

Summer has finally arrived, along with a boy who will forever change the life of fourteen-year-old Callie. After growing up hearing stories about Tristan Trevosier and his famous family, Callie finally meets him when he spends the summer on Martha’s Vineyard. Seventeen-year-old Tristan is a hurricane of destruction and rebellion, and he quickly blows a hole right into Callie’s sheltered life. Callie sees a side of Tristan that he doesn’t show anyone else. She’s determined to make everyone see what she sees in him.

Callie defies her parents by leaving the island with Tristan. But when his ugly habits rear their head, Callie realizes maybe she’s the one who’s wrong about him. He’s beyond her help. But it’s too late for her to walk away. This summer, she learns that love can be stronger than reason.

Book Name:

Seasons in the Sun (The Night Songs Collection, #.5)

Book Genre:

Young Adult Contemporary

Book release date

: 12/4/13 by Fast Foreword Publishing

I’ve been looking forward to getting my hands on this book! Seasons in the Sun is the prequel to Because the Night!!

Have you read Because the Night?

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FROM GOODREADS: Immortal Dilemma is the hottest band in the Las Vegas vampire rock scene. They draw insatiable fans from around the globe, thanks to a supernatural attraction called Bloodlust. Tristan craved such an opportunity to fill his empty mortal life, and now he has eternity to earn his place along the legends of rock n roll debauchery.

Callie always feared that Tristan’s excesses would get him into trouble, but she never thought they’d lead him to immortality. To reconnect with him, she must weave her way through a world  not only she had no idea existed, but does not welcome her.

Blade turned down a spot in Immortal Dilemma after learning what he must sacrifice for that lifestyle.  He finds Callie a refreshing change from the girls in the vampire rock scene.   When Callie drags Blade back into the world of Immortal Dilemma, his resistance drives her into the waiting arms of Tristan, who shows her the true meaning of Bloodlust.

But the very things that Callie fights so hard to save are the very things that fight to destroy her.

Vampire rock stars in Las Vegas? Yes please! Here’s what’s different about Because the Night– Immortal Dilemma is a rock band that is on a reality show. They party hard, they have an endless stream of willing girls, and it’s more than Callie can stand to watch. This is her Tristan after all. Some believe they are really vampires, others (Like our girl, Callie) do not. After all, Tristan was never perfect and partied… but a vampire?

Yes, Callie, he’s a vampire. Those fangs are real. Well, crap.

It’s all new to Callie… It’s scary… It’s everything she doesn’t want for herself or Tristan… It’s also hot as hell.

This book takes “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” to a new level. IN VEGAS, everyone accepts that vampires are real. Not only that– but there are half-breeds of sorts who drink vampire blood. Depending on who that vampire is determines what kind of vampire powers you’ll have. It’s a very interesting and cool twist.

Anyway, I loved this book for so many different reasons. One: I started out hating on Tristan. Even though I was into all his rock star–staring Callie down while he played on stage–oh, god his shirt is open–confessions while still being cocky–fast moving–jealous Tristan= happy Gabi–….. hold up. I may not have hated on him. 😉 But, I did end up loving him.

WANT TO WIN A COPY OF BECAUSE THE NIGHT?

click on this link to Chynna Blue- Ink and simply write in the comments what your favorite concert was!

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About the author Kristen Strassel:

Kristen shares a birthday with Steven Tyler and Diana Ross. She spends each day striving to be half as fabulous as they are. She’s worn many hats, none as flattering as her cowboy hat: banker, retail manager, fledgling web designer, world’s worst cocktail waitress, panty slinger, now makeup artist and aspiring author. She loves sunshine, live music, the middle of nowhere, and finding new things to put in her house. Kristen is represented by Pam van Hylckama Vlieg of Foreword Literary.

Kristen on Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7267647.Kristen_Strassel

Kristen on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/KristenStrassel

Paranormal Week; A List of Paranormal Must Reads and a CONTEST

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This week was full of giveaways.

But your free ride has come to an end, my friends…

Are you a fan of Paranormal novels?

Yes?

*snorts*

PROVE IT!

NAME THAT BOOK CONTEST

List your answers in the comments below. Listed by number.

OR, click on this link.

                                                                                                      a Rafflecopter giveaway

THIS CONTEST IS INTERNATIONAL, FOLKS!

You don’t have to get them all right to enter. I will give you a hint: ALL quotes and scenes can be found in the books listed below. Not much of a hint, but it’s a start.

PRIZES

Winner will be picked at random.

Any ebook of your choice under $10.00

PLUS ebook copies of

Running Home by Julie Hutchings

Incendiary by Amy Bartol (or an IOU from me for Iniquity, your choice)

I’m super competitive. And I have to say… I’m not sure anyone will be able to get all 9 right. 😉

Let us begin…

1) I kept running my hands through her hair, hoping the motion could reach her in her sleep and would soothe some of her troubles. I knew she liked it when I played with her hair. It seemed like such an insignificant thing, but it was all I had at the moment.

2) What if something happens to him? Then it will happen to me, too. We are linked, ___________ and me. I feel like I need to protect him, if for no other reason than self-preservation.”

3) Our eyes met, and then he looked over my shoulder. “Get Down.” I didn’t need to be told twice. Like a pro, I hit the floor.

4) I looked down at my bracelet, the wide gold band that had adorned my arm practically since birth. It held a charm tight against the skin on the inside of my wrist, where it continually leached power straight into my bloodstream.

5)I glanced up at him, appreciative and amazed.  Those feelings were immediately subdued when I heard his English accent shout over the rumble.

“Maybe it was reacting to your attitude.”

Appalled at his nerve, I felt my jaw hit the inside of my helmet as it fell open. Before I could even draw a breath, he spoke again. “Looks like my work here is done. Good night and be safe.”

6) He crossed the room with another crack and flash until he was breathing the same air as Roman. Low and cruel, he said, “She’s mine.”

7) “This is hardly the time to worry about your international street creds.”

8) “Those little noises you make– I especially like that one,” he says. He kisses the round edge of my shoulder. His teeth graze my skin, and I inhale a small gasp. “I like that one, too,” he growls.

9) — “And now at last I am free, and I can finally tell you, without fear of danger to you, all that I feel in my heart. You are not the last dream of my soul. You are the first dream, the only dream I ever was unable to stop myself from dreaming.”

Good luck! You have 3 days!

Here is a list of Paranormal novels I’ve read and a few I’m looking forward to reading.

Let’s break it down a bit into categories.

Angels, Demons, Fallen, Gods

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 #1) City of Bones

#2) City of Ashes

#3) City of Glass (my favorite of the series)

#4) City of Fallen Angels

#5) City of Lost Souls

#6) City of Heavenly Fire is set to be released on May 27th, 2014

The Infernal Devices also by Cassandra Clare

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#1) Clockwork Angel

#2) Clockwork Prince

#3) Clockwork Princess

Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

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#1) Half-Blood

#2) Pure

#3) Deity

#4) Apollyon

#5) Sentinel — Set to be released on Nov. 2nd 2014

The Hush, Hush Saga by Becca Fitzpatrick

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#1) Hush, Hush

#2) Crescendo

#3) Silence

#4) Finale

Premonition Series by Amy Bartol

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#1) Inescapable

#2) Intuition

#3) Indebted

#4) Incendiary

#5) Iniquity No cover or release date yet. This is a link to Goodreads, please show your love and mark it as “to read”.

Guardian Trilogy by Laury Falter

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#1) Fallen

#2) Eternity

#3) Reckoning

The Second Sign Series by Elizabeth Arroyo

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#1) The second Sign

#2) The Second Shadow Release date Sept. 5th (I’ve read this already and LOVED it)

Providence Series by Jamie McGuire

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#1) Providence

#2) Requiem

#3) Eden

Vampires & Werewolves

Caged Series by Amber Lynn Natusch

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1) Caged 2) Haunted 3) Framed 4) Scarred 5) Fractured 5.5) Novella — Tarnished

Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward

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Running Home by Julie Hutchings

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Wicked as They Come by Delilah S. Dawson

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1) Wicked as They Come 2) Wicked as She Wants 3) Wicked After Midnight –release date Jan 28th, 2014

Shiver Trilogy (Wolves of Mercy Falls) by Maggie Stiefvater

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Just in case you haven’t read it, Midnight Sun was Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight from Edward Cullen’s POV (yes, inside Edward’s head). She never finished it because someone she trusted leaked it on the internet. She was so upset she never finished it and posted it on her website FOR FREE. Find it here

Blood Like Poison Series by M. Leighton

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1) Blood Like Poison: For Love of a Vampire 2) Destined For a Vampire 3) To Kill an Angel

Aliens !!!

Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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imagesCAVTWBY5 1) Obsidian 2) Onyx 3) Opal 4) Origin 5) Opposition — Will be released summer of 2014. It will be the last book in the series. (NOOOOOOO!!!!!)

I Am Number Four Series Pittacus Lore

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Sound familiar? It may have something to do with this hot dude. That’s John. This book was make into a movie. And let me assure you, the book was way better.

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1) I Am Number Four 2) The Power Of Six 3) The Rise of Nine 4) The Fall of Five <– Just came out and haven’t read this one yet. In my opinion each book in the series is better than the last, Can’t wait!

The Host by Stephanie Meyers

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Magic & Witchcraft!

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

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Residue Series by Laury Falter

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1) Residue 2) Birthright 3) Savior 4) Prophecy  I love this series!

All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness I haven’t read this series yet, but one of my blogging besties, Vilma at Vilma’s Book Blog loves this series. It’s at the top of my TBR !

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Madly Series by M. Leighton

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Oh Crap! Why is Jane eating John’s face??

It’s the apocalypse, folks!

Hollowland by Amanda Hocking!!

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1) Hollowland — RIGHT NOW IT’S FREE ON KINDLE!

2) Hollowmen 

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TBR list!!

Conversion by S.C. Stephens (author of Thoughtless ❤ )

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Awakening by Jeanie Grey (friends have raved!)

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Red Hill by Jamie McGuire OUT Oct. 1st 2013 — Two more weeks, two more weeks, two more weeks <– said like, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

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Because The Night by Kristen Strassel To be released Nov. 2013!! I’m 25% into an ARC of this book and I am rushing through this blog post to get back to it!! GAH! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Please mark it on Goodreads as “to read” so you don’t forget!

 

 

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Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifies) by Cassandra Clare — Mortal Instruments spin-off set in L.A.

City of Heavenly Fire Mortal Instruments book #6 !!! May 27th 2014 no cover yet

 

Interview With #1 NYT and USA Today bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

Jennifer took time from her very busy schedule to do an interview for this blog. Thanks, Jennifer!

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Congratulations on being the first author to hit the number one spot on the Digital Book World Ebook Bestseller List with a self-published book, Wait For You. (here is the Forbes article) I am not going to ask the captain obvious “how did that feel?” Please tell us what you did to celebrate!

I really haven’t had time to celebrate because I’m in the middle of writing a book right now.   I didn’t even go out to dinner!

On that subject — out of the 7,000,000,000 + people in the world, you are the one person to do this. While you wrap your head around that I’d like to ask a question; Are you really the love child of a Pure descended from the Gods and a Luxen? Is that where your awesomeness comes from?  

Yes, I’m definitely the love child of a Pure and a Luxen.  That’s how I came up with the ideas for my books in the first place.  I wanted to write about my ancestry.

(I knew it!! 😉 )

You are being referred to as a “hybrid author” because you are published traditionally and also self-published. You clearly would not have a problem going the traditional route with your Adult and New Adult romance novels. What made you chose to self-publish Wait For You?

For me, it was just the right decision for that particular book at that particular time.

While everyone waits for Apollyon, book #4 in the Covenant series to be released April 9th (yay!). And Origin, book #4 of the Lux series to be released on August 27th, 2013. Will you give all of us swooning–will literally die if you don’t– crazed Daemon & Aiden fans any kind of a …. anything? We will take whatever we can get.

I can’t give away too much.  In Apollyon, there is a very hot scene in a very unexpected place.  In Origin, someone unexpected betrays Daemon and Katy.

(OMG! Very hot? betrayal? We will discuss at the end of this post!)

I have a cat named Logan (Wolverine Xmen), you have a dog named Loki. Jennifer, did you name your dog after a god from Norse mythology or are you a Marvel fan?

Loki is named after a god from Norse mythology.  I’m actually not a huge Marvel fan.

Like all of your fans, I am looking forward to Frigid to be released July 30th 2013 and Don’t Look Back, to be released Spring 2014. Is there anything else you are working on or would like to tell us about? 

The final book of the Covenant series is being released this fall, and I have a new YA paranormal series with Harlequin coming out in 2014.  There is also another book in the Wait for You series called Be With Me which features Teresa and Jase.  There isn’t a release date yet, but there should be more news in the coming weeks.

Thank you so much, Jennifer!

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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn.She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Jennifer would love to hear from you. If you have questions about any of her books, would like to set up an interview, book signing, etc, please use the email address below. Please check out each book/series individual page for more information about each title and the FAQ section.

For rights information on any of her titles, please contact Kevan Lyon from Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

If you are requesting an ARC for the Covenant Series, please use the contact form on Spencer Hill press’ website

For Lux Series ARCs, please contact soneale@entangledpublishing.com and Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen titles, information will be forthcoming.

To contact Jennifer directly, please email: jenniferlarmentrout@live.com

 

Frigid-Amazon-GR-Smash-230x345 Frigid written as J Lynn

For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she’s perfect and she’s everything. But the feelings he has for her, he’s always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.

But when they’re stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor’easter, there’s nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

Frigid will be available in digital formats on July 30th 2013 Print release of Frigid will be November 5th 2012

More by Jennifer

Cover art has not been released yet for

Don’t Look Back

Coming Soon!!

Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars Spring 2014 Disney/Hyperion

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Dying Sucks…

and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.

Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things–including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he’s a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she’s more than interested. There’s just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden’s adopted father, a man she’s sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she’s willing to do anything to hold her sister’s hand again. And hell, she’d also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn’t?

But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not’ve been an accident at all, she’s not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life.

For real this time.

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Obsession

May 17, 2013 Entangled Covet

USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s adult novel OBSESSION, which takes place in the world of the YA series THE LUX, in which a young woman discovers an alien race is behind her best friend’s death, making her their next target, and must rely on a sexy, domineering stranger to protect her, who turns out to be the biggest threat of them all – an Arum, to Liz Pelletier at Entangled, for publication in spring 2013, by Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (world).

 YOU READ THAT RIGHT! TAKING PLACE IN THE WORLD OF THE LUX SERIES!

*HAPPY DANCE*

So, someone close betrays Daemon and Katy? Who do you all think it is? My money is on Matt.

ALSO!!!

A very hot scene in an unexpected place!!??

Are you all thinking what I am? How much hotter is it going to get with Alex’s new Apollyon powers!?

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 Oh God, Aiden I ❤ You

And where is this unexpected place? Thoughts anyone?

 

Winner of signed copy and ebook is…

THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO ENTERED

THE FIGHT TO THE DEATH CONTEST!

And a HUGE thank you to Amy Bartol and L.W. Patricks

We loved all the stories entered and AS PROMISED the drawing for a winner

was a name picked from a hat.

Sooooo,

The winner is Vilma!!!

Please send me your email with your address for your ebook  of Shadow Of Wrath by L.W. Patricks and a signed copy of one of the Premonition series books by Amy Bartol. She said you can pick which one you want!! (I’m Jealous! 😉  )

CONGRATS VILMA!

I am so proud of all of you for writing your own short stories and posting them! They were all AWESOME!

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This angel approves as well!!

A Fight to the Death Fanfiction Contest

WIN A FREE EBOOK AND SIGNED COPY FROM TWO FABULOUS AUTHORS!!

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Recently I did an interview with author L.W. Patricks

His novel, Shadow of Wrath was released yesterday!

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In the interview I asked L.W. to write a very short story involving the arena in his book and two popular fictional characters, Thor & Magneto, in a fight to the death.

His story was hilarious!

And guess what? He offered a free ebook of Shadow of Wrath for a contest!!

Yay us!

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL….

Amy Bartol also offered a free SIGNED copy of any one of the Premonition series books!!!

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SO, my friends let’s have ourselves a contest! A fight to the death contest!

We won’t be killing each other for a free copy

BUT ANY TWO FICTIONAL CHARACTERS OF OUR CHOOSING WILL!!

Hell yea!

In Shadow of Wrath– Ryker, who is one of the biggest fictional jerk villains ever, makes boys fight to the death in a stone wall arena he created. Dog is forced to kill or be killed (yes, it very much reminded me of Hunger Games). Ryker watches from his balcony with his slave, Allegra at his side.

So here are the rules

Any two characters from any two books must fight to the death in an arena. Like a gladiator. Not cool with writing a death scene? No worries, my stories don’t end in death either. 🙂

Please give a shout out to the authors of these books!!

It can be as short as you want or up to 1,000 words!

Is your favorite an alien? Warrior? Fallen Angel? Zombie? Vampire? Shadow Hunter? Undead *cough* (Brennus) Or just a regular guy?

If they have special powers– cool.

*Gabi, I’m not a writer! And why do we have to work so hard for free stuff on your blog!!??*

This is going to be fun!

We will call it fanfiction

Don’t worry about not being a writer either. It can be as simple as :

REMEMBER THIS IS JUST FOR FUN

Jude from Crash by Nicole Williams & Travis Maddox from Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Travis and Jude stare one another down in a fight to the death. Jude takes a swing and Travis blocks it, delivering an elbow to the temple. The crowd is shocked that Jude went down with one hit. He’s out cold. The crowd doesn’t know that Travis fights every weekend. They are demanding Travis finish the job, but he refuses.

OR….

DAEMON VS. BRENNUS

Daemon Black from the Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout  & Brennus from The premonition Series by Amy Bartol

(oh yeah!)

Evie and Katy stand side by side on a balcony overlooking the arena and a crowd of thousands cheering for Daemon and for Brennus.

Evie, who was subjected to more of Brennus’ bites and given a back-up control spell for good measure, loves Brennus and is terrified. She knows that the totally hot guy standing ten feet from her man is no mortal. Not because of his unbelievable abs and sexy hair — no! Daemon is an alien who’s strength and powers rival Reed, a power angel, who somehow made his way into this story due to his hotness and tile cracking skills.

Evie jumps as a gun is fired signaling the start of the fight to the death. Her crimson wings expand with a snap, and she growls at Daemon who has taken on his alien form of near blinding white light.

Brennus is as prepared as always with a small bag of Onyx dust he hid up his sleeve. He throws the bag at Daemon. A cheap shot. And dammit, will anyone ever kick this guy’s ass? He laughs as he does that evil villain slow walk thing, and stands over Daemon’s writhering  body.

Katy, who was infected with alien cooties and knows what Daemon looks like naked, lifts her hands holding blue fire balls. She whips them at Brennus– striking him on the side of his not so shimmering vampire face and knocking him to the ground.

Evie gets right up in Katy’s personal space. “Really, bitch? You wanna go there?”

Katy slaps Evie across the face. It would have hurt a human, but not an angel.

 *Click* Brennus’ fangs engage. “No one puts Evie in a corner! Or smacks her around, that’s my job. She’s moin!”

Evie, who wasn’t actually in a corner, instantly regrets the cat fight she started as Katy’s eyes start glowing and her feet rise off the floor.

“Ah, Brennus?” Evie says while backing up, and is now in a real corner. But this isn’t Dirty Dancing and Katy one pissed off infected girl.

Brennus leaps the three stories and takes Evie into his arms. He flips open the top to his knock-off Green Lantern ring and they are gone. Sucked into a portal.

Dozens of female fans of the Lux series are in the crowd and take action. Most are moms and well equipped to handle any kind of injury. They pour water over Daemon’s bare skin from bottles and back-up sippy cups found at the bottom of oversized mom purses.  A few have anti-bacterial wipes and take their time. One woman has a brilliant idea and suggests the Onyx might have gotten through his…. pants. They strip him down.

Katy jumps down to Daemon’s side.

“I’m sorry over what happened on the mountain Katy. I didn’t have a choice.”

“Blake!” Katy whisper-shouts.

A few of the ladies hear Katy and word spreads quicker than hot gossip that Blake is there. Katy turns away from Daemon and faces the man-boy responsible for the endless torture she endured. He smiles at Katy and runs a hand through his hair. A few women gasp and/or sigh.

Katy rolls her eyes. “I should have known you’d be here, stalker!” She looks over her shoulder, “Don’t let his surfer boy good looks and rock hard body fool you ladies!”

A small group of the women step forward, “Katy, my name is Kristin. These are my friends, Chrissy, Vilma, Simone, and Melanie. I think I speak for everyone here when I say we’ve got your back, let’s do this!”

Katy nods and rises from the ground, electric energy running down her arms, eyes glowing. She is flanked on both sides by angry, glaring soccer moms, lonely housewives and twenty-somethings– all of whom want nothing more than to be infected by Daemon….. I mean see Blake dead.

Blake will be given no more chances.

Just then the metal gates to the arena bust open. Reed, Russel, and Zee storm into the arena. They stand, scanning the crowd for Evie, in all their shirtless, rippling muscle glory and twitching wings!

Three women faint.

Caitlin and Christina step away from Daemon– awestruck, yet smirking.

Brennus will live another day.

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See how I didn’t take that seriously at all????

Have fun with this! And to make it fair — Every person who enters this contest will have an equal chance. Meaning, if you enter, your name will go into a hat and I will pick from the hat.

Post your twosome in the comments OR link it back to your own blog OR Facebook page.

Contest starts NOW and will end on Thursday, March 21th at 11:59pm.

GOOD LUCK & much love!!!!

A Playlist and a Prize!

I love clicking on a playlist set up by an author for each character. Takes swooning to another level, am I right?

I am.

SO

Let’s have a little fun with that. A contest.

OH! And a prize!! Oh, yes, nothing wrong with a little healthy competition.

It’s really too bad I can’t join in,

because I’d kick all your asses. <– totally unprofessional. 😉

THE PRIZE

An  ebook edition ($9.99 or less) of any book. YOUR CHOICE!!!

THE CONTEST

Make your own playlist.

Pick 3-5 characters (book boyfriends OR girlfriends) and dedicate a song to him/her.

Please name the author and book this character is in. Also, if you add a link to an author’s website, then you rock (BONUS POINTS!).

THE RULES

No stealing off book review blogs or author websites.

Have FUN with this! Doesn’t have to be a love song or recently released, or some obscure band no one has heard of. AND! I challenge you to take it a step further…. (OH BOY!) What is your favorite part of the book with this character? Or you can go the whack-job perverted route , like me, and have a song on your playlist from YOU to the character.

What do I mean by that? Please see below.

MY PLAYLIST

(Hey Gabi! You said you weren’t playing! Not fair!)

I give you my playlist as an example.

1) Jace Wayland from the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare,  is a Shadow Hunter, Nephilim, and is on the Edge of Seventeen!

(not that it would matter to me)

2) Cage,  from While It Lasts by Abbi Glines, I ❤ you. But this song is for Eva. Long before Cage came into her life, she loved and lost her soldier.

3) Noah Calhoun, from The Notebook by Nickolas Sparks, rehabs an old plantation house. Years, he works on this. Years, he waits for Allie to come home.

4) Reed Wellington, from The Preminition Series by Amy Bartol, needs a song for when he FINALLY decides he can no longer stay away from Evie.

I am folded, and unfolded, and unfolding… Stuttered shook and uptight….Pull me out from inside…. I am ready, I am ready, I am ready, I am…fine.”

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HELL YEA!

5) Daemon Black, from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout is an alien who I want to “infect me”.

Kristin commented on one of my posts on Facebook that in the 3rd book, Opal, Daemon calls Katy a “Tasty Kitten”.

I’m not even sure where to go with that. Or what to do. It’s so damn HOT!

Better said: Daemon, I wish we were…. closer. I’d like to violate you.

BONUS POINTS

You get double points if one of your fictional characters is from the Premonition Series. Triple points for Reed.

Uhuh. That’s right, this is my blog. And I ❤ Reed.

You have one week from today. Contest ends at 11:59 PM on Friday, February 22nd.

GOOD LUCK!!

Winner will be announced on Saturday February 23rd.

Winning  playlist will be posted.

Love you guys!