Paranormal Week; Those Are Some Badass Chicks! Plus a HUGE Giveaway

WELCOME TO

PARANORMAL WEEK!!!

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We are so excited to celebrate all these amazing authors!

Who is with us!!?? HELL YEAH!

We’ll be talking about all our favs, interviewing characters, SWOONING, 3 giveaways & a contest!!

Day 1 — Some badass chicks! And giveaway

Day 2 — Interview with Brennus from Amy Bartol’s Premonition Series & 2 more giveaways!!

Day 3 — Interview with ❤ Nicholas French ❤ from Julie Hutchings Running Home *SWOON!!*

Day 4 — Character profiles on Daemon Black, Aiden St Delphi, Reed Wellington & Angels, Nickolas French, Jace Wayland, Conner & Sean from the Caged Series, Gavin Blake from Collide & Pulse <– NO, it’s not a paranormal book… but our love for Gavin is on a paranormal level!

Day 5 — Villains we love to hate on Friday the 13th *wah ha ha ha*

AND! A contest! Free ride’s over, folks– time to work for your prize. *evil laugh*

Day 6 — A list of our favorite paranormal novels and some we’re looking forward to reading

GIVEAWAY

Click on the picture for a link to the giveaway. Or this link http://bit.ly/18KI1Ac

MANY ways to enter!!

And please help us support all the amazing authors who helped to make this giveaway so awesome — you can enter by liking or following them on Facebook and Twitter!  

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1 grand prize winner

1 $25 Amazon gift card

1 ebook copy each of Origin, Half-Blood, Fallen, Residue, Haven, The Second Sign, The Second Shadow, Fractured, Running Home, Collide and Pulse, Shadow of Wrath, an ebook from the Blood Like Poison series & Madly Series, Down to You & The Wild Ones!!

1 hardcover of Dark Lover!

Signed paperbacks!!

2 from Premonition Series

The Second Sign

Running Home

4 winners will receive

1 $5.00 Amazon gift card

1 ebook of Running Home, Shadow of Wrath, Fallen

Now let’s talk about some badass chicks!

When coming up with ideas for this week of all things paranormal it occurred to me that, what the hell? I do nothing on the protagonists these books are centered around? That’s just wrong. So wrong.

I will admit that this post was the one slotted to be scratched if I ran out of time. Thank God my hypocrisy can remain with things like– talking about people who talk about people. And we can have some fun with these heroines we love and sometimes hate.

Badass thy name is Evie…

From the Premonition series by Amy Bartol.

Evie Claremont’s life changed forever the first time she felt the butterflies-in-the -tummy pull that drew her straight to Reed Wellington. She went from normal college freshman to healing unbelievably fast, super-human hearing, and she could outrun a train, ya know, like Superman. But Evie is no super hero. She’s a badass Serph Angel that holds the key to ending a war between the Fallen and Heaven. Only she has no clue until she sprouts her wings and discovers the Fallen are after her.

So is Brennus, a king of the undead, evil faeries (or fellas) that show up in  INTUITION (book #2) and never leave. Like a pimple that comes back every month. (yeah, I went there)

As Evie accepts who and what she is, she falls in love with Reed, discovers she has a soul mate (Russell), is betrayed by a friend none of us saw coming, is kidnapped repeatedly, tortured, hunted by her own kind, and through all this– our girl is NEVER the damsel in distress. Her ass is saved many times, but it is Evie who makes hard and fast decisions in the name of love, friendship and what is right.

Badass thy name is also Ruby…

Folks, holy crap. If you have not read Caged by Amber Lynn Natusch then do so. Now.

For the first 28 years of Ruby’s life she was blind. Until an attack in the woods left her parents dead and Ruby near death, naked, alone, and unconscious.

She woke with her sight, that took a backseat to her injuries and fear. Then this happened…

“I opened my eyes to a man. My breathing stopped short and I stared. I wasn’t aware of the movement of my arm until I could actually see my own hand touching his face in adoration. He was smiling at me. I closed my eyes and exploded his face with my hands as I’d done a million times to others throughout my life….”

That man was Sean. ❤

I wasn’t always down with Ruby’s choices, or her lack of being able to see what was so clear to me. BUT, this all stays true to who Ruby is. She led a sightless, sheltered, and closed off emotional life. This left her naive, and too trusting at times and not trusting enough at others. She uses humor as a defense mechanism, and her sarcastic attitude covers what she’s really feeling. I just love her.

Ruby is an empath who can sense other’s emotions. But that not the weirdest thing about her. Come to find out Ruby is something rare, so incredibly rare that she becomes a target. And before Ruby has time to digest any of it, and before Sean can figure out what to do, the unthinkable happens and our innocent Ruby suffers at the hands of her own kind. In ways that (thank God) the author didn’t drag us through.

But Ruby is strong, determined and yes, a total and complete badass. WHOOT!

That’s just in book #1. There are 5 more books in this series so far.

Badass thy nickname is Maggie…

From the Guardian Trilogy by Laury Falter

What if you had a gift to visit Heaven in your sleep? What would you do with it? Who would you see?

If you’re Magdalene Tanner you use it to help others by setting up a table in a park and offer to bring messages to people’s loved one.

You love her already, right? It gets better, way better. Miss Messenger is being watched, and feels a sense a dread closing in on her.

Enter Eran, guardian angel to Maggie. Turns out Maggie is the last messenger on Earth and she’s lived many lifetimes. So have her enemies, the Fallen. Maggie takes this news head on and sets out to destroy the Fallen. She trains hard and does her best to protect those she loves, including Eran whose sole purpose is to protect her.

On a swoon-worthy note: Maggie can visit former lives in Heaven through scrolls for each soul. And of course, Maggie does what any of us would do… she visits Eran!!! Oh God! It’s all so real and HE’S THERE waiting… always waiting for his girl!

Badassery thy name is Katy…

From the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Let’s just start off with this: Katy endures Daemon Black’s shirtless, pen-poking, taunting, Kitty-calling ass in a way that makes me want to nominate her for something official… like an award for the best poker face. Because if I lived next door to Daemon, you can bet your then-jealous ass I’d be all about it. Katy will take no one’s crap, is proud of who she is, and will stop at nothing to protect those she loves.

Katy moves to small town USA with her double shift working mom after her father’s death and ends up BFF’s with the sort of mysterious girl next door. Dee also has a twin brother, Daemon. Equally mysterious and a total jerk.

One near fatal mistake later and Katy finds out why. Daemon saves her life, but in doing so changes her life in an irreversible way. Where before she worried about making meals, normal teenage crap, reading books,  and blogging… Katy is throw into a world she should have never known existed and also, she’s glowing and moving things by thought. And now that she does, shit gets real– quick. Katy can’t control her new powers and trains her butt off. The first time Daemon and the rest of the Luxen see Katy tap into the “source”, they were just as awestruck as the rest of us.

In book #4, Origin, Daemon Black will burn down the world to save his girl. And Katy will stop at nothing to save herself.

Tomorrow is our interview with Brennus, you do not want to miss it! We’ll also have two more giveaways tomorrow– Yep, time to pick a team, folks.

We’ll also have some juicy teasers

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

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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?

 

I’m Reading Covenant. What Are You Reading?

I started the Covenant series by bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book #1 Half-Blood

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Everyone told me I would love this series more than Jennifer’s other series, Lux.

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I laughed at the idea that Daemon could be outdone by Aiden.

I’m not laughing now

Chapter #1

Alexandria wakes to the sounds of the monsters called, Daimons

(The name is a little too close to MY Daemon and right now, I can’t help picturing his beautiful face!)

in the abandoned warehouse she broke into the night before.

Oh, crap!

Alex kills one (in a total badass way– I like her already) and runs down the stairs only to find two more Diamons!

She is going to die.

In a painful way.

She makes a run for it, she’s almost outside. If she can just make it outside she will outrun them!

There’s a blast and a wall of fire….

Walking through the wall of fire, totally unaffected by the flames, is Aiden.

A pure blood Hemitoi with godlike powers, and there to save Alex

“Get Down.” Is all he says. She does.

❤ And, I’m done ❤

In that one paragraph, I’m done.

Alex runs from Aiden and he catches her– having to use his body weight to “subdue” her on the ground in a field.

Too bad she hadn’t showered in a week!

Too bad Alex is a half-blood, because pure bloods and half-bloods is a no-no.

Friends, a few of you have told me you will not start this series until the final book is out.

I hate waiting too. It sucks.

But in the few chapters I’ve read I can say with honesty that the wait will be worth it!!

What you reading right now?