Monday, February 16, 2015

The Return Release Day!

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We have been dying to bring you the Release Blitz for Jennifer L. Armentrout's THE RETURN! THE RETURN is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Titan Series. Seth is looking to be just as dangerously delicious as we all hoped!!

 

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THE RETURN Excerpt:

I was a half-blood, but I was also the Apollyon, a child of a pure and a half, a union that had been forbidden for thousands of years because an Apollyon was more powerful than any pure or half could ever hope to be.

And I always got to the traitors’ hideouts before they did, so the Sentinels were usually left with the cleanup, which I was sure absolutely thrilled them.

The first to enter was a female half-blood dressed just as I was. Her black hair was pulled back in a neat little knot at the top of her head. She was older, probably in her mid-thirties. It was pretty rare for a Sentinel to live that long. Her dark skin paled as she stopped just inside the entrance. She clenched titanium daggers in her hands like she expected something vicious to pop out from under the bloody mess.

The female Sentinel tipped her chin up, and the overhead light sliced across her broad cheekbones. She bore a jagged scar under her right eye, the skin lighter in tone. She saw me and froze.

My smile widened.

Behind her, another Sentinel rushed in, almost mowing her over. He saw me and whispered, “Seth.”

He’d said my name like I was the monster under his bed, and I sort of liked that. Then another Sentinel and another rolled in. The fifth took one look at my interior design work and keeled over. Slamming his hands on his knees, he hurled up his dinner.

Nice.

Our society existed completely unknown to the average mortal and had operated under what was known as the Breed Order for thousands of years. The Order had been dismantled, which meant halfs were no longer forced to choose between becoming Sentinels—hunting down violent creatures, protecting pures, enforcing laws, and otherwise usually dying pretty damn quickly on the job—or servants, which was a job that really wasn’t a job, but more like slavery. Since then, many pampered pures had signed on to be Sentinels, making up for the loss of the halfs who’d pretty much said “screw this shit, I’m out.”

This wasn’t necessarily a good thing.

For example, the dumbass puking all over my blood-covered floor was a pure. When he straightened, his face a greenish hue, he backed away, shaking his head. “I can’t,” he gasped out. “I can’t do this.”

Then he turned and hauled ass out the doors.
I sighed. This was why we couldn’t have nice things.

THE RETURN Synopsis:

The Fates are cackling their bony asses off...

It's been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they've given him have been violent and bloody--which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He's got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy's deal might be, but it's a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

 

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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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Book Review: The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody – which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to “puree”. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of an ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.


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Let's preface this review by saying that The Return is just all kinds of awesome. That's it. That's basically all you need to know. I loved it. I devoured it. I'm begging Jen for more. You should drop everything, get it, and read it because you won't be disappointed. Seriously, the word disappointment has yet to be associated with Jennifer L. Armentrout and I whole-heartedly believe it never will be.

I definitely loved that this book falls into the New Adult category. You wouldn't be able to fully appreciate Seth's story any other way, really. I mean, come on, it's Seth! I did my best to savor every word and scene in this book, but I just couldn't hold back and I flew through it. Jen just drives me wild with her writing and her characters. After all this time, you might think I'd be biased towards Jen, but in all honesty, each book I read from her totally renews my love for her and her writing. She outdoes herself every time. She just has an uncanny ability to create such fascinating worlds filled with entertaining characters. And let's not forget the dialogue! I just love the things that come out of her characters' mouths, whether they be funny or dramatic. She just has a way with words and the The Return is no different.

Sure, I liked Seth and all in the Covenant series. But here, I freaking loved him! Being inside his head, seeing how much he's changed and yet, how much he hasn't has just made me fall for him even more. Yes, you still get the same, devil-may-care Seth with that delicious sexy appeal and smart mouth, but you also get a deeper, remorseful, emotional side of him that you never saw before. When thigns start getting serious with Josie and you see how he views her and their relationship, you can't help but feel for the boy. Can I just give him a big hug (and possibly cop a feel), please?!

As for Josie, I definitely liked her. I don't know what it is, but Jen just knows how to write good female protagonists. Josie is all-new to this mythological world, but she's hiding a secret so big, even she doesn't know about it. Her connection with Seth is palpable, it's so hot! They fit together perfectly and I really enjoyed their banter. She's definitely different than Alex, my favorite JLA girl, but she's different in a good way. I loved the way she viewed Seth, because it was with a fresh pair of eyes. Despite his past and all the terrible things he did, she knew there was good in him, and through that, she was basically his salvation. Overall, she was very down to earth and relatable.

Let me tell you, I got pretty emotional during one part of the book. And I never get emotional! That's how good this book is and how easily Jen's writing affects me. And it's not like it was a particularly emotional scene, it just brought back a lot of memories from the Covenant series, and seeing it all through his eyes, experiencing what he felt through it all, it just brought out all the feels.

And yes, we do see plenty of characters we all know and love from the Covenant series, which was a plus. I'm dying to see when Alex and Aiden will make their way into the series, but I know Seth and the series has to stand on their own first, and I don't mind that at all. I am really enjoying Seth and Josie.

The Return was everything I was hoping for and more. Truly a fantastic start to what I know will be an epic series. Jen blends the perfect mix of romance, action, and humor - complete with captivating characters that work their way into your hearts. I have high hopes for this series and I know Jen will continue to wow us with her stellar writing as we follow along on Seth's journey.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

ApollyCon Author Spotlight: Jennifer L. Armentrout

ApollyCon Featured Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

About the Author

# 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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It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody – which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to “puree”. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of an ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.


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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Scorched Cover Reveal

Release Date: June 16, 2015


About SCORCHED:

Sometimes life leaves a mark.

Most days, Andrea doesn't know whether she wants to kiss Tanner or punch him in the gut. He is seriously hot, with legit bedroom eyes and that firefighter body of his, but he's a major player, and he never cuts her any slack.

But when her life spirals out of control, he's there for her. The only problem is, no one else can save her... only she can save herself.

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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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Monday, December 15, 2014

Daemon & Katy - A Lux Series Wedding

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