Tuesday, August 19, 2014

JLA Live Chat Next Week! Submit Your Questions NOW!



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!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Book News: Jen Will Release Wicked in December!

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!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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!

  Opposition Cover

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound | Others via Entangled

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 Giveaway

We will be giving away a Lux Series Basket with Lux themed jewelry, a signed set of the Lux Series and a $50 gift card to a retailer of the winner’s choice (Amazon, Barnes&Noble, or Indiebound).

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Lux Read-Along: Week 9


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!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lux Prompt Tour: Opposition

Want a chance to win a SIGNED copy of Opposition?

Just answer the following question in the comments section below and a random winner will be selected by Entangled Publishing on 7/31. US only.

What do you like most about the Lux series?


So, what do I like most about the Lux Series?

Well, that would have to be the progression of Daemon and Katy's relationship. It started out pretty rough and I'll admit, I didn't like Daemon at all at the beginning. The whole "hot and cold" thing turns me off. But, as the story progressed and they became more involved in each other's lives, I loved seeing how they complimented each other as individuals and as a couple, and how they fell in love. They have easily become one of my favorite YA couples ever and I love seeing them now, so trusting in each other and willing to overcome all odds to be together. I'm only hoping the final installment strengthens their relationship even more.


Opposition official blurb:

Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can’t believe Daemon stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

Available on August 5th: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Lux: Beginnings (Obsidian & Onyx) official Blurb:

Obsidian

There's an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he's hot...until he opens his mouth. He's infuriating. Arrogant. Stabworthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he lights me up with a big fat bullseye. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.

Onyx

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro alien connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

Available now online, at Target, and bookstores: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Lux: Consequences (Opal & Origin) official blurb:

Opal

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing alien hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Origin

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?

Available now online, at Target, and bookstores:Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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.

Find Jennifer L. Armentrout

Website ** Twitter ** Facebook ** Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Goodreads

Check out the full tour line-up:

July 1- Stuck in Books
July 2- Daemon and Kitten
July 3- The Eater of Books
July 4- Between Fantasy and Reality
July 6- Chapter by Chapter
July 7- Jenuine Cupcakes
July 8- LuLo Fangirl
July 12- Reader Lives a Thousand Lives
July 14- Young Adult Book Haven
July 16- Girls in the Stacks
July 17- Always YA at Heart
July 23- Deity Island
July 24- Step into Fiction
July 25- Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
July 29- Books Over Boys
July 30- The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club