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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ApollyCon Registration Information & Full Author List



REGISTRATION INFORMATION

--APOLLYCON 2017 REGISTRATION WILL OPEN UP ON FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd!--

Apollycon 2017 will feature four different tiered pass levels available to enhance your Apollycon experience: The Titan Pass, the Apollyon Pass, the Demigod Pass, and the FAST PASS.

Here’s a breakdown of each:


TITAN PASS: “ALL ACCESS FRIDAY & SATURDAY” - $85
The Titan Pass includes:
      EXCLUSIVE FRIDAY SIGNING which will feature ALL authors in the lineup, vendors, and hourly giveaways. This 2-hour-long signing event will only be open to the 200 Titan badge holders. Access to the general signing on Saturday will also be included.
      PARTY PASS - Ticket to the After Party on Saturday night
      A COPY OF THE STRUGGLE by Jennifer L. Armentrout
      TITAN COMMEMORATIVE TOTE filled with exclusives:
-Assorted ARCs/Books
-Signed Poster (Signed by Jennifer & Drew)
-Souvenir T-Shirt (One Size)
-The Struggle Swag including bookmark & postcard (Signed by Jennifer & Drew)
-Seth Swag (Signed by Drew Leighty)
-Titan Lanyard
-Apollycon Koozie
-Titan button


APOLLYON PASS: “ALL ACCESS SATURDAY” - $65
The Apollyon Pass includes:
      TICKET TO GENERAL SATURDAY SIGNING - (You won’t need to register for a Saturday ticket)
      PARTY PASS - Ticket to the After Party Saturday night
      A COPY OF THE STRUGGLE by Jennifer L. Armentrout
      APOLLYCON COMMEMORATIVE TOTE filled with exclusives:
-Assorted ARCs/Books
-Signed Poster (Signed by Jennifer & Drew)
-The Struggle Swag including bookmark & postcard (Signed by Jennifer & Drew)
-Seth Swag (Signed by Drew Leighty)
-Apollyon Lanyard
-Apollycon Koozie
-Apollyon button




DEMIGOD PASS: AFTER PARTY PASS - $45
The Party will feature:
      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 FAST PASS: “The Saturday Early Entry Pass” - $15
**Limited passes available**
      This pass grants you early access to the general signing area on Saturday ONE HOUR before we open the doors to everyone else. You will be able to get your books signed during this hour. **You will still have access to the signing beyond the “early entry” time period.
      This pass can be purchased in addition to the TITAN & APOLLYON Pass.  (This option is not included with any of the available badge levels, and must be purchased separately.)
      This pass is only valid for the Saturday signing.


**The signing taking place on Friday, March 24th, 2017 will be exclusive to TITAN Badge holders ONLY. The general signing which will be taking place on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 will be open to all badge levels, and is FREE for all attendees.**







Giveaway:
One winner will receive a "Front of the Line" pass for Apollycon which they may redeem during one of the Apollycon signings to jump the to the front of one line. It is a one-time use pass. ID must be presented when claiming the pass. It is transferrable. If you win and later find you cannot attend, you may transfer the pass once to another attendee. 


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JLA Events Schedule for 2016



Want to see Jen this year?

Here are the places and events she'll be at:


RT Book Convention
April 12 – 17, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
Multiple Author Event
More details to come
April 30 – May 1
Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica High School
Multiple Author Event
Sign and Sip Author Event
April 23, 2016
Rappahannock, VA
Location: Rappahannock Cellar
Multiple Author Event
1:00pm – 4:00pm
May 14th, 2016
Chicago, IL
McCormick Place
Schedule TBA
The Problem With Forever Tour (locations still being added)
5/17
Anderson’s Bookstore: La Grange Store
La Grange, IL
7:00pm
5/18
Frank L. Weyenberg Library
Hosted by Boswell Books Co, Liza Wiemer and Erin Arkin
Milwaukee, WI
6:30pm
5/19
Schuler Books & Music
Grand Rapids, MI
7:00pm
5/20
BookPeople, 
Austin, TX
6:00pm
5/21
Short Stories
Madison, NJ
6:00pm
5/22
Barnes and Noble
Bensalem, PA 19020
2:00pm 
July 9th, 2016
Edinburgh, U.K.
Multiple Author Event
July 13 – July 16th, 2016
San Diego, CA
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
multiple author event
Schedule TBA
September 17, 2016
Denver, CO
Multiple Author Event
September 30- October 1st, 2016
New Orleans, LA
Multiple Author Event and panels
Drew Leighty will be in attendance for the signing 
October 22, 2016
Orlando, FL
DoubleTree at Universal
Multiple Author Event