Daemon & Katy - A Lux Series Wedding

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Ever the awesome author, Jen gifted fans of the Lux series with THE wedding we've all been waiting to see.



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My Wickedly Awesome Review

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Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.


I know I sound like a broken record when it comes to JLA, but seriously, this lady can do no wrong! No matter what genre, plot line, or character she tackles, she has a way of turning a book into one heck of a read. Her books are basically like crack. For real! And naturally, Wicked is no different. Adding her own flair to the fae, creating a secret society that hunts them, and throwing in two compelling characters with insane chemistry – Wicked has you hooked from the first chapter and leaves you begging for my by the end.

I loved the setting of New Orleans, a place I hope to visit some day. The French Quarter! And I especially want to savor the piece of heaven that is beignets. Cafe Du Monde! You get a good taste of the look and feel of New Orleans in this book and, honestly, I couldn’t think of a better setting for these creatures. As for the Order, those in command kind of worked my nerves, especially David, but I liked what they stood for and all that. The clover and tattoo themes they had going on were pretty cool, too. The Elite seriously have a tough job to do, but if it was all real, I would SO love to be a part of that group.

Jen knocks it out of the park with her reign of kickass heroines and Ivy can kick fae, and boy, butts with the best of them. Ivy’s full of spunk, more of an “act first, think later” kind of girl, reminiscent of Alex from the Covenant series, who I love and adore. The poor girl has lost a lot in her life, but she’s determined to use the skills she has to protect the world from them crazy ass fae. She holds her own within a sea of highly-trained men and I loved that she didn’t take crap from anyone. But, she also has a kind heart and even though she’s a bit closed off, for good reason, those she does care about, she cares for fiercely, which I appreciated.

In true JLA fashion, she has once again made me fall for another guy. Ren is all kinds of swoon-worthy! I love that he has that charm that reminds of Daemon Black, but also with a mix of sincerity and passion that I loved in Aiden St. Delphi. He makes his feelings for Ivy known pretty early on and lays it all on the line for her, which is pretty refreshing as you know I hate those “hot and cold” kinds of relationships. I loved the back-and-forth banter between Ren and Ivy and I especially loved his occasional twisting of her words into some kind of sexual innuendo. It was pretty funny. And his real name?! Hilarious! Oh, and there’s a scene between Tink and him in his birthday suit that was so damn fantastic, I wish I was there in person, if for no other reason than to see him in his birthday suit (let’s be honest here). I’ll just let that simmer in your mind for a bit.

I love it when Jen includes lovable sidekicks/secondary characters in her stories, and Tink is one of my favorites. A paranormal creature with sass, a love for beignets and other sweets, who can cook a mean chocolate cake, and also loves watching book-to-movie adaptions like Harry Potter and Twilight. You gotta love a creature like that!

I’m just going to say it – Wicked is wickedly awesome! Even though you would totally see that line coming, it speaks the truth. Paranormal romance readers will love Jen’s spin on the fae and I love that added feel of the New Adult genre, because Jen knows how to take the romance another step further, without it being cheesy. I SO saw that ending coming, but I loved it nonetheless. I’m seriously dying for Torn and after everything that happens in Wicked, that title is definitely appropriate. I need more now!!!!

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It's a Wicked Release Day!

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We are over the moon excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout's WICKED! WICKED is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and the first book in Jennifer’s Wicked Trilogy!

  Wicked

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WICKED Synopsis:

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans. Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart. Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her. But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.  


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 Excerpt:

He left me standing there as he disappeared into the bathroom, and I tried to make sense of what just happened. All I knew was that the punch-in-the-chest sadness that came whenever I thought of Shaun wasn’t there. And I didn’t know what to make of that.
Or anything.
Taking a deep breath, I put my clothes on his dresser and all but dashed into the bed, and good Lord, the mattress was comfy! I scooted to the middle and froze, having no idea what side he slept on or if he had a side. I totally had a side—always the furthest away from closet doors because I was a dork. Straightening the shirt out so my undies weren’t saying hi to the world, I tugged the blanket up to my hips and lay flat on my back.
I so needed an adult to explain to me what the hell I was supposed to do from this point on.
There wasn’t much time to stress over it because Ren returned from the bathroom. His ever-present half grin spread as he saw me. I clutched the blanket, my breath caught in my throat. My heart pounded so fast that I wondered if I was going to have a heart attack, and God, wouldn’t that be embarrassing. I swallowed nervously and willed my heart to slow.
Turning off the lamp, shadows fell around Ren, but when he faced me, I could tell that he’d frozen. I couldn’t make out his expression as he bent, taking a hold of the covers on his side.
“Ivy?”
“Hmm?”
He slowly edged the covers back from his side and climbed in, and although I couldn’t make out his eyes, I knew he was watching me. “I’m happy that you’re here.”
My fingers eased off the blanket.
As he stretched out beside me, my eyes adjusted to the lack of light, and I could see that he was smiling. “Are you?” “Yeah,” I whispered. “Good. That’s all I wanted to hear.” Wow, the warmth that flooded my chest could’ve turned me into a puddle of goo in that bed. I waited for him to make a move on me, but seconds ticked by. He seriously was behaving himself. I dared a quick peek at him, and found I could not look away. Ren lifted his arm closest to me, and a heartbeat passed. I hesitated for a moment, and then, my heart pounding even more, I slid over until my leg brushed his. He curved his arm around my waist and drew me up against his side, guiding me down until I was nestled against his warm, bare chest. Another moment passed and then I lowered my cheek, and the simple pleasure of lying like this nearly broke me right open.
A picture of a fresh cupcak placed on a sensual female butt
   
Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 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 Russell 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. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Booked Your Ticket for ApollyCon yet?

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It's time to partay!

You're invited to celebrate with author Jennifer L. Armentrout on February 28th, 2015 the release of her new adult novel, THE RETURN. A spin-off series to her Half-blood series.

We kick things off with...

V.I.R Book Signing 11 AM - 12 PM

Book Signing (Open to the public - FREE) 12:30 PM - 3 PM MUST RESERVE TICKET TO ATTEND BOOK SIGNING. 

We want to make sure we have enough books for everyone.

*Please note that by reserving this ticket a copy of THE RETURN is not included. Only V.I.R & Party Ticket holders include a copy of THE RETURN. You must buy a copy at the book signing.

RELEASE PARTY 
*Open to all ages

Release Party 7 PM – 11 PM 
Theme: Greek Gods 
– Come in costume (optional to authors and readers) Food and Beverages will be served. 
Music Cash Bar Giveaways/raffles 
Photos 
A FREE short story of Alex and Aiden. 
Find out what happened to them after SENTINEL. 
(Only those attending the release party will receive a copy) 
iPad Giveaway Limited edition posters signed by JLA & Drew Leighty


AUTHORS 
*Subject to change

Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Mary Ting 
Tiffany King 
Kristen Proby 
Mary Lindsey 
Susan Dennard 
Sophie Jordan 
Katie McGarry 
Chelsea M. Cameron 
Page Morgan 
Cora Carmack 
Jay Crownover 
Kristi Cook 
Amalie Howard 
Rachel Harris 
Wendy Higgins 
Jeaniene Frost 
Laura Kaye 
Sarah J. Maas 
Jamie McGuire 
Megan Erickson 
Rachel Hollis 
Ann Marie Frohoff 
Katee Robert 
Tessa Bailey 
Jen McLaughlin 
Alexandra Bracken


Any questions please contact Damaris@goodchoicereading.com, or ApollyCon@spencerhillpress.com Subject: APOLLYCON
OR TWEET US: @APOLLYCON

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Yes. The after party is open to all ages. However, there is a cash bar set up and you must be 21 or older to order any alcholic beverages. I.D. is also required to pick up your tickets at registration.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? There is plenty of parking at the hotel, and has been comp'd for those attending the event.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Info@tdevents.net
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes. You must present your printed ticket and I.D. in order to pick up your pass(s).

What is the refund policy? Refunds are allowed until December 1st. After this date we cannot grant any refunds as all funds will be forwarded to the venue and out of our hands. In the event that I cannot make it, can I sell my ticket to someone else? You can, but you MUST inform us of this change so that we can update our records. Passes will not be handed out to anyone who is not on our guest list.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? No. All passes and goodie bags will be handed to the person who purchased the tickets. If they purchased 1 or 5 tickets, all tickets will be handed to them. What they do with the tickets is out of our hands.
If the person who purchased the tickets is not attending, but purchased the tickets for you, YOU MUST e-mail us immediately. Please include your order number in your e-mail for faster results.

Please add the following e-mails to your contact list so that NONE of our emails land in your spam box. 
Damaris@goodchoicereading.com and Apollycon@spencerhillpress.com.

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Stone Cold Touch Release Day Launch

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We are thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout's STONE COLD TOUCH! STONE COLD TOUCH is the second full-length novel in Jennifer's The Dark Elements Series, a young adult paranormal romance being published by Harlequin Teen!!

  Cold Stone Touch

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  STONE COLD TOUCH Synopsis: Every touch has its price Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could. But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay... SCT available now EXCERPT: I’d remained in bed after that, trying to sort through the odd tingling in my chest. There was a slight smile on my lips, because Zayne…well, he’d made my day, but then I’d remember what Roth had said to me the night before and the smile would wash away as if it had never been there. I probably needed to get used to the whiplash mood swings. It wasn’t until after dinner that I decided to scrub a day’s worth of gunk off myself. Gingerly, I peeled the bandage off, happy to find that the cut in my arm was healing as expected. I didn’t need to cover it anymore. The arm was still tender, but the Warden blood in me was quickly undoing the damage from the iron. After changing into fresh pj’s, like a total hermit, I padded over to my desk, where I’d left my cell phone. It had been on silent all day and when I tapped the screen, I wasn’t surprised to see a slew of texts from Stacey. Where r u? R u skipping, u ho? A minute later: Your locker misses u. Guess u sick with the herp? Oh my God. I laughed out loud, grinning as I thumbed through her texts. Our bio sub is still hot. U r missing this. Bio is lonely. My boobs miss u. How weird is that? That was notably weird and yet not surprising. If I get my cell taken from me, it’s ur fault. Holy shit, Layla, where r u?!? Air punched out of my lungs as I read the next text and the several following them. U have no idea who just walked into bio!!! Roth is here! Holy Canola oil, why aren’t u here to witness this? Ok. He says he had mono. Srlsy? Do people still get mono? And who in the duck was he kissing? A second later—Duck? I didn’t mean duck. That’s SO not what I meant, autocorrect. Another text had come in about fifteen minutes after the last one. He asked where u were. I told him u joined a cult. I laughed. He didn’t. Finally, the last text was to call her if I wasn’t dead. “What in the Hell?” I tossed my cell onto the bed, mouth hanging open. StoneColdTouch-YouDecideSharable And don't forget! The choice is yours... Beginning today you’ll have 3 weeks to visit the series website, www.thedarkelementsseries.com, to take a poll and decide which guy Layla should ultimately choose in the final book in the trilogy, Every Last Breath. At the end of 3 weeks, we will tally all the votes, and that’s when Jennifer L. Armentrout will start writing Every Last Breath. The guy who gets the most votes is the one Layla will pick. To prevent early spoilers, we're not going to reveal who won the poll in advance…you’ll have to wait until Every Last Breath goes on sale on July 28th, 2015 to find out whether Zayne or Roth wins Layla in the end. We promise the book will be epic and definitely worth the wait! Who do you want Layla to end up with? Go to www.thedarkelementsseries.com and vote for your choice!   Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 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 Russell 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. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.   She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.  

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Jen's New Upcoming Novella - Dream of You

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Jen just announced that there will be another novella in the Wait for You series, titled Dream of You, which will feature Colton Anders, a character you'll meet in Stay With Me and Fall With Me. The cover is quite different, too!

It seems to be apart of this series of novellas by various authors, although I don't know anything about it yet.

Here's a little about the series from their website:

Once Upon a Time…
Welcome to 1001 Dark Nights… a collection of novellas that are breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic. Some are paranormal, some are erotic. Each and every one is compelling and page turning.

Inspired by the exotic tales of The Arabian Nights, 1001 Dark Nights features 12 New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors.

In the original, Scheherazade desperately attempts to entertain her husband, the King of Persia, with nightly stories so that he will postpone her execution.

In our versions, month after month, each of our fabulous authors puts a unique spin on the premise and creates a tale that a new Scheherazade tells long into the dark, dark night.


…Happily Ever After



What do you think?

This novella releases in ebook on June 23, 2015.

Be sure to add it on Goodreads or pre-order it on Amazon today!

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Countdown Widgets for Upcoming JLA Books

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The awesome ladies over at MeReadAlot have created pretty widgets of the upcoming JLA books. Be sure to add them to your blog today!






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Cover Reveal: Fall With Me

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It's time!!! Jennifer L. Armentrout's FALL WITH ME cover is here! And you are going to love it! This New Adult Contemporary Romance in Armentrout's With You Saga is the 4th book in the series, and is being published by Avon Romance, an imprint of HarperCollins. You should definitely add it to your Goodreads now.

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  About FALL WITH ME: Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice. Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already. But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.

And here's the beautiful new cover!

 

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  Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 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 Russell 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. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.  

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Stay With Me Blog Tour: Review

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Synopsis: At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.

But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she'd left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.

Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom.

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My Review

It’s no secret that I’m a total JLA addict and like always, Jen has yet to disappoint me. Stay With Me is an excellent installment to the Wait for You series and to her line up of books in general. Jen has, yet again, created a guy I wish were real. She’s also wows readers with a meaningful and genuine romance and along with memorable and entertaining characters. I mean, what’s not to like when a book starts off teasing us with the “Hot Guy Brigade”? I love Jen’s ability to tackles tough and dramatic issues without it coming off as overbearing or played out. She always offers a refreshing spin to whatever plot she decides to write about and she does it with flare!

Can I also point out how pretty that cover is?! It’s definitely my favorite of the series so far.

Anyways, in Stay With Me, we focus on Calla, Teresa’s friend, who is forced to come to terms with her past and her family. In doing so, she meets Jax and from there a relationship and romance brews that you can’t help but fall for.

Calla is a pretty decent female lead. I liked how focused she was on school and her future. You could see her passion for her career, so that was definitely a strong point for her. She definitely has some self-esteem issues and she’s not a tough girl by any means, but she’s had quite a past and dealt with a lot of crazy stuff, which makes her pretty tough for being able to handle all that and still have a level head in the end. Her character development was steady throughout the book and Jen kept me interested in her story, that’s for sure.

Jax was great! He starts off like any brooding, sexy guy you can’t resist, but then shows such a sweet, caring, and passionate side as the story progresses, too. Major swoon points to this guy, especially with that ending! I really liked how protective and affectionate he was with Calla without being overbearing or annoying. There is a thin line, my friends! Their chemistry was great and their relationship progression was pretty spot on.

As with all of Jen’s books, the romance was spectacular. The suspense and drama was outstanding. And the characters were irresistible. I loved it! JLA fans will love this book, as well as romance readers alike. This lady can do no wrong!



Author PhotoJennifer L. Armentrout/J.Lynn Bio:

# 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 Russell 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. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

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

 

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Stay With Me Release Day!

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We are so pleased to bring you the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout's STAY WITH ME! STAY WITH ME is a New Adult contemporary romance being published by Avon (William Morrow), an imprint of HarperCollins, and is a part of Jennifer’s With You Saga!

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STAY WITH ME TRAILER: EXCERPT: As I lay there, trying to swallow a loud, obnoxious yawn, I remembered something he’d said when we first met, about life being too short. I imagined he had firsthand experience with shortened lives while he was serving. That mentality came from experience. I got that now. Could even understand it, but there was something I didn’t understand. “Why?” I asked. There was a beat. “Why what?” Jax sounded tired, and I should shut up or point out that I was now tired and could sleep, so he could leave. But I didn’t. “Why are you here? You don’t know me and . . .” I trailed off, because there really wasn’t anything left to say. A minute went by, and he hadn’t answered my question, and then I think another minute ticked on, and I was okay with him not answering because maybe he didn’t even know. Or maybe he was just bored and that was why he was here. But then he moved. Jax pressed against my back, and the next breath I took got stuck in my throat. My eyes shot open. The sheet and blanket were between us, but they felt like nothing. “What are you doing?” I asked. “Getting comfortable.” He dropped an arm over my waist, and my entire body jerked against his. “It’s time to sleep I think.” “But—” “You can’t sleep when you talk,” he remarked. “You don’t need to be all up on me,” I pointed out. His answering chuckle stirred the hair along the back of my neck. “Honey, I’m not all up on you.” I freaking begged to differ on that point. I started to wiggle away, but the arm around my waist tightened, holding me in place. “You’re not going anywhere,” he announced casually, as if he wasn’t holding me prisoner in the bed. Okay. The whole prisoner thing might be melodramatic, but he wasn’t letting me up. Not when he was getting all kinds of comfy behind me. Oh my God, this was spooning. Total spooning. I was spooning with an honorary member of the Hot Guy Brigade. Did I wake up in a parallel universe? “Sleep,” he demanded, as if the one word carried that much power. “Go to sleep, Calla.” This time his voice was softer, quieter. “Yeah, it doesn’t work that way, Jax. You have a nice voice, but it doesn’t hold the power to make me sleep on your command.” He chuckled. I rolled my eyes, but the most ridiculous thing ever was the fact that after a couple of minutes, my eyes stayed shut. I . . . I actually settled in against him. With his front pressed to my back, his long legs cradling mine, and his arm snug around my waist, I actually did feel safe. More than that, I felt something else—something I hadn’t felt in years. I felt cared for . . . cherished. Which was the epitome of dumb, because I barely knew him, but feeling that, recognizing what the warm, buzzing feeling was, I fell right asleep.   Stay With Me Teaser 2     STAY WITH ME Synopsis: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You and Be with Me comes a daring tale that pushes boundaries . . . At 21, Calla hasn't done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends. But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she’d left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming. Sexy and intense, Jaxis in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn't give them her mom.   Stay With Me Teaser 1   Author PhotoJennifer L. Armentrout/J.Lynn Bio: # 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 Russell 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. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.  

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Cover Reveal: Wicked

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Holy cow, y'all! We are so excited to bring you the Cover Reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout's WICKED! WICKED is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked Trilogy. It is being released on December 8th, 2014. So make sure you pre-order it today!!

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WICKED Synopsis: Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans. Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart. Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her. But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.   Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 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 Russell 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. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.  

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JLA Live Chat THIS WEEK!

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I know you all have been waiting for this, but we've finally settled on a date and time for the JLA Live Chat to discuss all things Opposition and Lux.

Be sure to join us this Wednesday, Sept. 17th at 7PM EST. We'll most likely be doing a Google Hangout/Youtube kind of thing and I'll post the link as soon as I can.

In the mean time, make sure you've submitted your questions for Jen via the GOOGLE FORM, as those are the only questions Jen will be answering during the chat. This is so time can be managed accordingly, so she doesn't miss any questions, and so questions aren't just flying at Jen from all over the place.

Hope to see you all there!

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JLA Live Chat Next Week! Submit Your Questions NOW!

9:58 AM Vi Nguyen 0 Comments



Hey JLA readers!

So, the Lux Read-Along has been over for a few weeks now. I'm still in the process of sorting through the winners, but I wanted to announce that the JLA Live Chat will be happening sometime next week.

The official date and time are still TBA, but all questions being answered during the chat will only come from those submitted through the form below, so I wanted to get that form up now so people have time to submit them.

Keep in mind, anyone can view the chat and comment, we want a lively a fun chat, but due to time constraints and keeping everything in order, any and all questions that Jen will answer has be from the form below. We will do our best to answer as many questions as possible.

If you have any questions, just let me know!

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Book News: Jen Will Release Wicked in December!

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That's right JLA fans, Jen is surprising us all with a new release in December. Today she mentioned the details of an upcoming novel titled Wicked, which will be a New Adult Paranormal Contemporary novel about fae. Jen is truly tackling all the creatures, isn't she? I love it!

Here is the official blurb:

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.
Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.
Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.
But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

Sounds so good, right?! I'm dying for it already and can't wait to see the cover!

Be on the lookout for pre-order links. It officially releases on December 8th.

Add it on Goodreads.

And, to tease you, Jen posted an excerpt:

Clasping my cheeks with his large, calloused hand, he swooped in and tilted his head. He kissed me, right there on the side of the street, in front of Brighton and Merle’s house. And it was no chaste or quick kiss. I didn’t even think Ren knew how to do chaste kisses.
His warm mouth moved over mine, insistent and seductive. With my hands clutching the helmet between us, all I could do was let myself be swept away by the feel of his mouth on mine.
And it did feel damn good.
The bike still hummed under us, and as his tongue glided over mine, I gasped into his mouth. I felt his lips curve into a smile against mine, and I wanted to pitch the helmet into the street and climb all over him.
Ren’s mouth brushed mine as he murmured, “Mmm.”
“What… what was that for?” I asked, blinking.
He laughed as he turned, turning the engine off. “It was a ‘just because kiss.’ Get used to it. You’re going to get a lot of them.”
I stared at his back. “What if I don’t want them?”
He looked over his shoulder, arching a brow. “You want them.”

She's also got a giveaway going on right now to celebrate the news. Yay!

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Opposition Release Day!

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We are ridiculously excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout's OPPOSITION! OPPOSITION is a young adult Paranormal Romance being published by Entangled Teen and the fifth book in her LUX Series!

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About OPPOSITION: Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can't believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all. Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind. War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing. EXCERPT: Katy I still stared at Daemon, completely aware that everyone else except him was watching me. Closely. But why wouldn’t he look at me? A razor-sharp panic clawed at my insides. No. Thiscouldn’t be happening. No way.My body was moving before I even knew what I was doing. From the corner of my eye, I saw Dee shake her head and one of the Luxen males step forward, but I was propelled by an inherent need to prove that my worst fears were not coming true. After all, he’d healed me, but then I thought of what Dee had said, of how Dee had behaved with me. What if Daemon was like her? Turned into something so foreign and cold? He would’ve healed me just to make sure he was okay. I still didn’t stop.
 Please, I thought over and over again. Please. Please. Please. On shaky legs, I crossed the long room, and even thoughDaemon hadn’t seemed to even acknowledge my existence, I walked right up to him, my hands trembling as I placed them on his chest. “Daemon?” I whispered, voice thick. His head whipped around, and he was suddenly staring down at me. Our gazes collided once more, and for a second I saw something so raw, so painful in those beautiful eyes. And then his large hands wrapped around my upper arms. The contact seared through the shirt I wore, branding my skin, and I thought—I expected—that he would pull me against him, that he would embrace me, and even though nothing would be all right, it would be better. Daemon’s hands spasmed around my arms, and I sucked in an unsteady breath. His eyes flashed an intense green as he physically lifted me away from him, setting me back down a good foot back. I stared at him, something deep in my chest cracking. “Daemon?” He said nothing as he let go, one finger at a time, it seemed, and his hands slid off my arms. He stepped back, returning his attention to the man behind the desk. “So . . . awkward,” murmured the redhead, smirking. I was rooted to the spot in which I stood, the sting of rejection burning through my skin, shredding my insides like I was nothing more than papier-mâché. “I think someone was expecting more of a reunion,” the Luxen male behind the desk said, his voice ringing with amusement. “What do you think, Daemon?” One shoulder rose in a negligent shrug. “I don’t think anything.” My mouth opened, but there were no words. His voice, his tone, wasn’t like his sister’s, but like it had been when we first met. He used to speak to me with barely leashed annoyance, where a thin veil of tolerance dripped from every word.The rift in my chest deepened.
For the hundredth time since the Luxen arrived, SergeantDasher’s warning came back to me. What side would Daemon and his family stand on? A shudder worked its way down my spine. I wrapped my arms around myself, unable to truly process what had just happened. “And you?” the man asked. When no one answered, he tried again. “Katy?” I was forced to look at him, and I wanted to shrink back from his stare. “What?” I was beyond caring that my voice broke on that one word. The man smiled as he walked around the desk. My gaze flickered over to Daemon as he shifted, drawing the attention of the beautiful redhead. “Were you expecting a more personal greeting?” he asked. “Perhaps something more intimate?” I had no idea how to answer. I felt like I’d fallen into the rabbit hole, and warnings were firing off left and right. Something primal inside me recognized that I was surrounded by predators. Don't miss the books that started it all... LUX Special edition cover  

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  Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 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 Russell 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. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Lux Read-Along: Week 9

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Welcome to Week NINE (the last week!!!!) of The Lux Series Read-Along. I can't believe this read-along is practically over and that Opposition releases next week! It's been real fun reading this series with you guys!

If you want to know more about the Read-Along, sign up for it, and get all the details, check out this page here. You'll find links to all the weekly posts on that page, too.

Missed last week's discussion? You can find it here.

REMEMBER: In order to be eligible for the prizes, you must SIGN UP and then answer the questions via the Google Form below.

Now, let's discuss what you read during the week, Origin, Chapters 16-31.

Here's what I thought about the chapters I read so far:

Sigh, reading this last half again makes me both happy and also sad. SO much happens in these final chapters. Friends are lost, happy times ensue for D&K, and we get a whopper of an ending. All this just makes me extra excited for Opposition and seeing how it all ends. Will there be a happy ending for them all?


Thank you all for your feedback on the first half of Origin. I loved all your responses about the book. Here's what some readers had to say:

Asmaa says "I liked when Daemon told his brother Dawson "I’ll burn the world down to save her" it shows how much Daemon loved Katy and how much he'll do to get her back, and also Chapter 14 when they were in the bathroom trying to make plans for their escape and he accidentally thought at her that she is beautiful and he was so, so desperately in love with her >> that was super cute"

kelly nagy says "This book was just crazy good. it took the series to a whole new level. Really makes you think about the government and what they could be capable and probably are capable of doing. The research the secrets everything...kind of makes you really really think about running off the grid to an island somewhere and being totally self sustaining. LOL JLA is a genius."

There are TWO forms below for you to fill out, one regarding the last few chapters we all read in Origin and the other for your thoughts on the Read-Along as a whole. I'd love to know your feedback and thoughts on this. I'll have the WRAP-UP post up some time next Monday (although I'll probably contact the winners before then to get names and details for personalization of books), after I tally up the results, work out all the prize details, and tie up loose ends.

REMEMBER: You only have until Aug 2nd to answer this and any of the other questions you may have missed. Sorry that the time is cramped for the last set of questions, but I'll definitely need enough time to tally up results for the trivia questions and such.

If you have any questions, just let me know in the comments or email me. I'll discuss all my thoughts and anything else I have to say in the WRAP-UP post! See you then!

So what did you think of the book so far?



Don't forget to join in on the conversation on Twitter - #LuxReadAlong and in the FB Group, too!



Happy reading!

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