Cover Reveal: Torn (Wicked #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

 

The highly anticipated second book in #1 New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout's Wicked Trilogy has a cover! The amazing TORN cover was created by Sarah Hansen from Okay Creations with photography by Kelsey Kukal-Keeton from K Keeton designs. Check it out below! TORN is set to release July 19th. Be sure to grab the first book in the series, WICKED, which is on sale for $.99 for a limited time!

 

 

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TORN Synopsis:

Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same.

Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her.

Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?

But as the Fae Prince begins to close in on Ivy, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself.

 

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans…

Don’t miss the first title in the series, WICKED, now just $.99 for a limited time only!

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Author Photo--JLA_J. LynnAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout:

#1 New York Times and #1 International 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, 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. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

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

 

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ApollyCon Updates Galore!



Apollycon 2017 Updates Galore!

This post will be filled with so many updates, we hope that you can keep up with them all!

Keep reading to get links and info about the Apollycon 2017 venue, hotel, volunteer signups, and TICKETS!

Ready to know all of the things?

Here we go:

VENUE ANNOUNCEMENT: Apollycon 2017 will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance at Universal Orlando!

APOLLYCON HOTEL ROOM BLOCK: There is a block of rooms reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, at a discounted rate. To book a room, go here or http://bit.ly/Apollycon2017-Hotel. You can book a room for an arrival as early as 3/19/2017, and check out as late as 3/31/2017 with access to the Apollycon 2017 rate. But act fast, the rooms sell out quickly! **If by chance the room block is sold out, you may still contact the hotel to inquire about other available rooms, but they may not have the discounted rate.

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS ARE OPEN!: Interested in becoming a volunteer at Apollycon 2017? Sign up here (http://bit.ly/Apollycon2017-Volunteers)! Please be sure to thoroughly read the form prior to submitting the form.

TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased here (https://apollycon2017.eventbrite.com)! The ticket sale will be live at 12PM EST on Friday, June 3rd, 2016. **There has been a ticket update: The FAST PASS (which was previously announced) will no longer be available for purchase. For more info, check out the Apollycon tickets page, or the Apollycon website.

Keep reading to see the Apollycon 2017 schedule, and FAQs!

ICYMI: Apollycon is an event for readers across all genres (including YA, NA, and Adult), which includes a signing event featuring authors and special guests, as well as an after party where readers and authors can connect.

Here is the schedule of events:
Friday, March 24th, 2017
Time TBD (we will release this info closer to the event) - On-site Registration opens (to pick up badges, etc)
2pm-4pm - EXCLUSIVE TITAN SIGNING: This signing will be for TITAN PASS HOLDERS ONLY. All attending authors and vendors will be on site during this session as well. TITAN PASS HOLDERS PLEASE NOTE: This signing will end promptly at 4PM. If you still have books you need to have signed, you may attend the General Signing session on Saturday.
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Time TBD (we will release this info closer to the event) - On-site Registration opens (to pick up badges, etc)
12pm-5pm - GENERAL SIGNING SESSION: This session is FREE to all attendees! Please keep in mind that we are asking that you still register to attend the event. All authors and vendors will be on site and available at this time. Some authors will be ticketed and/or have book limits (that may differ from the general book limitations which can be found in the FAQ section below), so please be prepared to adhere to the specified instructions. The signing will end promptly at 5PM, as we will need to clear the space for the after party which will be occuring later that evening.
8pm-11pm - DEMIGOD AFTER PARTY: You must purchase a Demigod pass in order to attend. (This is included with both the Titan AND the Apollyon pass, so you won't need to purchase 2 separate passes.) The party will include:
  • 1,001 DARK NIGHTS GIFT BAGS FOR THE FIRST 300 PEOPLE! – Be among the first 300 people to arrive, and you will get to take home a bag filled with goodies!
  • MINGLE WITH YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS! – Featured authors & cover model(s) will be in attendance!
  • PHOTOBOOTH FUN – We will have a photo booth with fun props where you and your friends can capture the fun!
  • HIT THE DANCE FLOOR WITH YOUR FRIENDS! – We will have a DJ bringing the tunes!
  • GIVEAWAYS, GIVEWAYS, GIVEAWAYS! – There will be chances to win gift cards, an iPad, a Kindle Fire tablet, signed books, and more throughout the party!


**The Saturday general signing will be FREE for all attendees, but it is important that all attendees have a registered ticket through this eventbrite page.
**For additional information regarding this event including attending authors & vendors, check out the Apollycon website, or the FAQ's below.


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The Saturday general signing is free, do I still need to register?
YES. If you solely wish to attend the Saturday signing (which is FREE), we are still asking that all attendees register for a general signing ticket.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Plan to bring your ID with you when picking up your registration on site. <--This will apply to those of you purchasing a Titan, Apollyon, and/or Demigod pass. Also, there will be a bar serving alcoholic beverages at the after party, so be sure to bring your ID in the event that you wish to purchase drinks.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There will be on-site PAID parking available at the venue hotel.  
What are the book limitations?
You may bring as many books from home as you'd like, but you can only get 5 books per author signed at a time, and you'll be asked to go to the back of the line to get any additional books signed by the same author. **Please note: There may be some authors that have a different book limit (less than 5), but we will make a formal announcement on the Apollycon site/social media closer to the event.
Is my registration/ticket refundable/transferrable?
All paid passes/registration will be FULLY REFUNDABLE until January 1st, 2017. Beyond that point, it will be transferable (so you can resell your pass to another attendee) should you no longer be able to attend.
I plan to sign up to volunteer. Do I still need to pay for a pass?
YES. If you are interested in getting the swag/items that comes with the Titan or Apollyon passes, you must still purchase the a pass. If you purchase the Titan pass, and are selected to be an Apollycon volunteer, you will still be granted access to the FULL Friday signing that comes along with it.
Can I purchase books at the event?
Yes! There will be an onsite bookseller with books for purchase. (Hours of operation will be posted closer to date of the event.) Self-published titles will be sold by the author at their respective tables, at the author's discretion. As we get closer to the event, we will provide a list of books that will be available for purchase at the event. **Please note: There may be limited titles/formats available through the bookseller, so if you have specific titles you'd like to have for the signing, your best bet is to purchase them before the event.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can reach the Apollycon 2017 event organizers (Steph & Hannah) using the messaging options on the Apollycon social media pages, or at apollyconevent[at]gmails[dot]com.

For more FAQ's, check out the Frequently Asked Questions page on the Apollycon website.


The Problem With Forever Tour in Philly

It's been awhile since I've done a Bookish Events post and that's partly because there haven't been many to go to and also because I've been lazy to post it, lol.

Anyways, yesterday was a JLA event for her newest release, The Problem With Forever, and it was so awesome that she had a tour stop in Philly since it's been a couple months since I last saw her. I brought the hubs along with me and a few of my friends who are also booklovers showed up, so it was a great event all around.

I was with Jen earlier before the event and helped her get all the pre-orders signed.

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Of course, I had to get my picture in with Jen before the craziness of the event.

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We had an okay crowd, size-wise, with about 40-50 readers attending. It's always nice to see JLA fans and see just how many of her books they bring along with them. There was this one group of teen girls with a ton of books and I adored them because they were so cute.

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And I was totally amused when Sarah J Maas showed up and was fangirling as she got her copy of TPWF signed. I love that girl so much!

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It was so great seeing some of my bookish friends again and I got to meet Cindy's adorable baby who totally loved me!

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I tried to tweet as much as I could during the event. I wanted to Periscope the event, but my phone was dying.

























I really enjoyed this event not because there were a few things I learned about JLA that I didn't know before. That's always cool! I'm so sad that I don't know when the next time will be when I see her. I hope I'll see her at least once more before the end of the year.

The Problem With Forever Release Week Blitz

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER - a young adult title about friendship, survival, and finding your voice. This incredible book is available today! Read more about this stunning new novel below and be sure to order your copy today to receive an amazing FREE fan pack while supplies last!







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About THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a riveting new story about friendship, survival, and finding your voice.

For some people, silence is a weapon.

For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield.

Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.

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Register your preorder of THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER by May 20th to receive a FREE fan pack! Includes inspirational wall art, a colorful poster, and flag-as-you-read stickers. You will also get immediate access to an extended excerpt from the book.

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Praise for THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER:

“The intensity between Mouse and Rider is palpably sizzling… romance aficionados [will] lose themselves in Mouse and Rider’s smoldering glances and steamy kisses.” –Kirkus

“Armentrout’s effort to gradually coax her protagonist from her shell via a supportive, loving community succeeds, and readers looking for an inspirational comeback story will find Mallory’s to be satisfying and hopeful” –Publishers Weekly



Author Photo--JLA_J. LynnAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout:

# 1 New York Times and #1 International 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, 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. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

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


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Blog Tour: Book Review - The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout




For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.


If I could think of one word for this book, it would be SLOW. Maybe, I would add subtle, in terms of the plot and storyline, but yeah, slow. Good god, the pacing of this book had me wondering if JLA was building up to something traumatic or some big revelation that would force the MC’s to come to terms with their past and rise above it. There isn't much in the way of action or even one of those “dramatic revelations” that tends to happen in emotional/realistic fiction novels. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to say, and I got nothing, which may be part of the reason why I didn’t enjoy this as much as I was hoping. I guess you kind of get a resolution of sorts when it comes to Mallory facing her fears and her past, but everything is just so subtle!

I wanted to connect with Mallory so much and I tried so hard. Yes, the girl had quite the emotional childhood and it’s left her pretty damaged, and you would think from facing high school and all the drama there, she would have like an emotional breakdown, but then rise from that stronger. That just isn’t the case here and I can’t really say how this story goes down without giving anything away, and truth be told, I don’t feel like there’s much to say storywise. I’m not saying I didn’t like Mallory, because I did, but I don’t feel any particular strong way about her. She’s okay. I honestly felt more of a connection with Ainsley, Mallory’s best friend, and how emotional her story is going to be (this is me hoping JLA will write her story since I can already tell it’s going to be a tough one).

And I really wanted to like Rider, but there just wasn’t anything special about him to make him stand out. Again, he was just okay. He had his cute moments, but he barely made a blip on my radar. I liked him enough, but didn't love him like I hoped. I didn’t get any “feels” from him and no swoonworthy moments. It was very atypical from a JLA guy. Maybe she wanted the subject matter to be the main focus of the book and not the actual romance. If that was the case, then she succeeded.

I’d say, if you’re looking for someone with a troubled past who (very) slowly learns to overcome her fear of public speaking with a bit of a slow-build romance thrown in for good measure, then this might be the book for you. Everything in this book was just so low-key, like a lake with a few small waves here and there. That’s probably the best way I could describe it. I don’t know, when push comes to shove, I will say that I liked it, but it was definitely not my favorite JLA book. It's still worth a read though, so don't knock it until you try it.


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