Are You Cursed?! AKA Jen's Fantastic Giveaway!!!

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Oh Jen, you never cease to amaze me with your awesome giveaways.

She not only writes amazing books, interacts with her fans/readers like a champ, but this lady is a giveaway goddess!

Cursed, Jen's standalone novel from Spencer Hill Press, is set to release on Sept 18th (some of you lucky dogs may already have your pre-ordered copies or advanced copies) and you know she had to celebrate this monumental moment in her life, it is her FIRST HARDCOVER NOVEL afterall, with an epic giveaway for her fans. How much does she rock?! Too much, is the answer!

This book has been practically FOUR YEARS in the making here people, one of her first novels, so it's a long-awaited love of hers that she's been dying to get into the hands of readers.

The Cursed Contest is SUPER EASY to enter, depending on how creative you are I guess, and the prizes are awesome!

How to enter:

1. Visit Jen's blog post about the contest and comment on it by answering this question - How would you find a way to touch a person you loved if your touch could kill?

2. Tweet about the contest with the hashtag #ImCursed and make sure you enter the link in with your comment/answer.

3. Update your Twitter/FB profile picture to the cover of Cursed.

That's it! Easy peasy!

Now for the prizes:

Nook Color

Kindle Fire
Awesome Swag Pack
Be a character in a future Lux novel (Book 4)

I don't know about you, but those prizes are pretty freakin' sweet!

Now, to think of a creative comment...


Daemon Teasers

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Jennifer tweeted some pretty mysterious and intriguing teasers last night that really get you wondering the the heck is going on here?! I love it!! Oh, how I love teasers!

Daemon nodded. “According to the YA mafia leader, Luc, that’s what we have.”
“And this kid is trustworthy?” Matthew asked.
“I can speak for him.”
I looked at SPOILER blandly. “That’s a ringing endorsement.”


His brows lowered as he shook his head, confounded, and then he threw his arms around me, squeezing me so tightly I squealed. 
“God, I don’t even know…” He cupped the back of my head as he twisted away from the group, lowering his voice. “I was scared to death.”
“I’m okay.” My voice was muffled. “What about you? You had to have—”
“It’s all off me. Don’t even worry about that.” A shudder rocked him. “Damn, Kitten…”

She also tweeted this sexy picture of Pepe being such a gentleman and helping them carry a box during one of their Daemon Invasion tour stops. Awwww!!!


Obsidian Spanish Cover

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Jen recently shared the Spanish cover of Obsidian with fans and I have to say I really love it. It's so vibrant and eye-catching!

The color choice is excellent and I love how the title stands out. It really grabs your attention right away. It's definitely different and although I do love Pepe & Sztella, I really love where they're going with these covers as well.

This bad girl will be released in November! Yay!

So, what do you think of the cover?


Grab Daimon in Audiobook Format!

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You read that right people! Jen's first audiobook is now available for fans to purchase on and enjoy. So happy that Spencer Hill Press has started doing this and although I haven't given into audiobooks yet, you know I'll be getting all of Jen's audiobooks to add to my "Jen Collection", lol.

(Prequel to Half-Blood, The Covenant Series)
Narrated by Luci Christian
Length: 2hr21mins
Price: $6.95

Wow! I'm surprised it's actually over 2 hours long! I don't know anything about audiobooks since I've never tried them, but I have read Daimon and it was pretty short so that's crazy that it's actually so long.


Updated Prizes for the #JLARC

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Thanks to the amazing generosity from Jennifer, I have a TON of awesome prizes to add to the JLA Reading Challenge that you just have to see to believe!

Signed Bookmarks

Signed Large Posters

Signed ARC

I also updated the August JLA Reading Challenge post to reflect what exactly will be up for grabs at the end of the month:

 - One winner will receive a Hardcover copy of Cursed - One winner will receive a swag pack of SIGNED bookmarks (one of each of her book covers so far, + a Daemon Invasion bookmark = eight total), Cursed stickers, & a Deity guitar pick 
- One winner will receive a SIGNED Cursed poster & a SIGNED Daimon bookmark 
- One winner will receive a SIGNED Daimon bookmark and a Half-Blood guitar pick

Freaking awesome, right?! And that's just for August!

Each month will have a list of prizes, and although the lists will vary from month to month, the prizes that will remain the same is the finished copy of one of Jen's books (for the next month's challenge) and the swag pack of "signed bookmarks, Cursed stickers, & Deity guitar pick" (always the second prize on the list).

There's only a few days left in August, so be sure you're SIGNED UP and get those reviews in, and I hope the new list of prizes sweetens the deal for you. I am so freaking excited, you just don't even know!

If you have any questions, you can always email me or leave a comment below.


Cursed Pre-Order News

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If you're one of the people who pre-ordered Cursed, Jen's upcoming standalone novel, then you might have gotten news that online retailers MAYBE shipping them out earlier than expected (I did happen to get an email from Amazon saying just that!).

Jennifer clears up the confusion with regards to this issue and about ebook/print copies:
If you've pre-ordered CURSED, you may or may not receive it anytime from now until the official release date which is 9/18/2012. If you decide to order it now, you may receive it. You may not. There is no way to know. The digital versions most likely will NOT go live until the official release date.
As an author, I have absolutely no control over release dates, rather it's pushed up or pushed back. That's all in the publisher and/or distributor's hands. Several things can mess with those dates.
I've gotten some questions about why this happens a lot and what it means. Sometimes when a book moves into the distributor's warehouse before the release date, the vendors can see that it's technically now "in stock" and they can start processing those orders. Normally, the book will still hold until the release date or should. Usually that can happen like a week before a release date and in this case, it's happening several weeks before the release date. Books typically shouldn't release this early.
 Now, a little fun fact on CURSED. I wrote CURSED in 2008/2009, while I was querying Half-Blood. It was acquired in Spring of 2011 by SHP. So this little book is roughly four years in the making!
I guess the retailers know how much we love Jen's books and they want to get it into our hands as soon as possible, lol.

And, wow, "4 years in the making". I'm so happy that Jen is finally able to see Cursed on shelves and in the hands of fans everywhere real soon!


Onyx Makes USA Today's Bestsellers List

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Congrats to Jennifer & Entangled! Onyx broke into the Top 100 Bestsellers on USA Today, coming in at #93! Woohoo!

I'm sure sales will continue to grow and Onyx will climb that list exponentially!

Have you grabbed your copy yet?! Don't miss out on this epic series!


How about an Opal Teaser?!

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Oh Jen, why must you torture us so?!

Jen recently tweeted a delicious Opal teaser:

“You better, because there is punishment for breaking the rules.”
“And what kind of punishment would that be?”
Daemon chuckled. “Probably the sort of punishment you’d enjoy.”

Yes Daemon, I would SO like a punishment from you! LOL!


Some Amazing Reviews So Far #JLARC

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We're pretty much halfway through this month's challenge for the JLA Reading Challenge. I know things have been a bit scarce around here, but ICYMI, I've been studying for a particular exam so I haven't had the time to update & do Challenge stuff as much as I should. Trust me, the following months will be MUCH more interactive!

BUT, I felt the need to at least update you all on some of the amazing reviews from participants so far and to remind you to get those links in, because I know you've been reading Onyx at least, right?!

Oh, Onyx...

Here are some tidbits to a few reviews:

Lena from Between Fantasy & Reality had this to say about Katy & Daemon in Onyx -
Katy and Daemon are still amazing, I love how they interact and how their love was building up, it wasnt like in the majority of other books where love is immediate, with no build-up - just boom - and they´re in love.
Teresa from Readers Live a Thousand Lives compares the Luxen/Human couples -
Dawson and Bethany are what you would normally expect from a paranormal relationship, while Daemon and Katy break all the rules.
And I love how Michelle from Concise Book Reviews quoted amazing lines from Obsidian & gave us her take on each one -
This banter between Katy and Daemon is hilarious, I really got a kick out of it, you can tell as time goes by, that there is that passion under all the banter, and a fun wit that I love.
Fantastic reviews so far and I really can't wait to see more!

Remember, each review for each book counts as ONE entry into the giveaway for a pre-order of Cursed, Jen's upcoming standalone book, which comes out September 18th. Don't miss out!


The Long-Awaited Laptop Scene

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Yes, you read that right, people!! Vania from VLC Productions has finally worked out all the kinks to the much-anticipated Laptop Scene from the Obsidian trailer.

So, what do you think?! HOT, right?!


JLA Interview with YA Magazine

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Jen recently did an interview with YA Magazine during her Daemon Invasion tour. She dishes about what she's working on now, her influences, and so much more.
JA: That's such a hard question to answer because I think it's hard to see your own work in comparison to what's out there, but from what I gather from readers, they seem to really like the snark and humor that are always evident in my characters. No matter what kind of genre I'm writing, I like humor, even if the material is dealing with darker elements. And I've also learned that when people say "Sexy YA" my name usually gets thrown in. =)
There's also this cool video interview she did that has Pepe & Sztella in it, looking fabulous and sweet together, as always!

For the full interview, check out the YA Magazine - MAJOR EXCLUSIVE.


Jennifer Armentrout LIVE CHAT TONIGHT!

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Jen is doing a LIVE AUTHOR CHAT tonight at 6pm EST on Livestream to celebrate the JLA Readathon, hosted by Stuck in Books.

Awesome! Be sure to set your alarms and join in on the fun. I'm sure there will be prizes, but it'll just be fun to chat with Jen and other fans!

Also, the JLA Readathon starts today, so be sure to check out Valerie's post about it and take part in the first challenge today: Make a Playlist.

There are some amazing prizes in store:
(3) Signed copy of Elixir (US)
(3) Cursed t-shirt (US)
(3) Obsidian + Daemon bookmark(US/Canada)
(2) Onyx (INT) (2) Choice JLA Book (INT)
Daemon Bookmark (INT)

*REMEMBER: The August JLA Reading Challenge is still going on, and this Readathon is a GREAT WAY to read the Lux series and GET THOSE LINKS IN for a chance to WIN a copy of Cursed!*


Jennifer Armentrout's EPIC Contest!

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Being the awesome woman that she is, Jennifer is hosting one fantastic contest with prizes that will BLOW. YOUR. SOCKS. OFF.

Seriously! Look at the prizes:

Grand Prize

1st Place

2nd Place

$10 Amazon Gift Card

I swear, this lady just continues to amaze me with her generosity and awesomeness! Love her!

All you have to do to get in on this bad ass giveaway is:

1. Change your Twitter profile picture to the Onyx cover.
2. Tweet the following message (can be tweeted as many times as possible) -
Spreading some ONYX and Daemon Love over the Twitterverse #HolyTrinityofHotBoys
The contest ends on Thursday, August 23rd @ 11:59pm.

Tweet your brains out, people!!!!!!!!!


Jennifer is a Rockstar!

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There's this pretty amazing tour going on right now around the blogosphere called the Authors are Rockstars tour. (They really are!)

Anyways, today is Jennifer's turn and she's being featured over at the fabulous blog, Confessions of a Bookaholic, which is run by Jessica.

Jennifer answers some pretty cool questions and I learned quite a few new tidbits about her:
Imagine, you can pick 1 of your characters to hang out with for a day; who would it be and what would you spend the day doing?

I think I’d pick out Katy from the Lux Series, because we could talk about books all day.

She also dishes on Pepe a little (Yay!):
He’s really funny—has a great sense of humor
He doesn’t drink diet sodas...
And if that wasn't enough, Jessica is also hosting an ebook giveaway of any of her Jen's books from the Lux series. Nice!

Be sure to visit Jessica's blog to read the entire interview & enter for your chance to win!


Happy Book Birthday to Onyx!!!

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Happy Book Birthday to Onyx!

It's finally Release Day people! Have you gotten your copy yet?!

Remember, I'm hosting a giveaway for Obsidian on my other blog if you haven't had a chance to start the series yet!!

Also, the JLA Reading Challenge is still going on this month. Read the entire Lux series, so far, and write a review/blog about it for a chance to win a copy of Cursed!

Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes & Noble


The Onyx Blog Tour

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I know! I'm SO totally late on this! Excuse me while I go crawl in a corner after this blog post!

But anyways...

In case you didn't know, the Onyx Blog Tour is going on RIGHT NOW!

Reading Angel                                                   8/08/12
The Bookish Babes                                          8/09/12
Fiktshun                                                              8/10/12
Reading Lark                                                     8/11/12
Stuck in Books                                                   8/12/12
Confessions of a Vi3tBabe                             8/13/12
Mundie Moms                                                   8/14/12
Romancing the Book                                       8/14/12
Good Choice Reading                                      8/15/12
Fantasy Book Addict                                       8/16/12
Xpresso Reads                                                   8/17/12
YA Sisterhood                                                    8/18/12
Books Complete Me                                        8/19/12
K-Books                                                               8/20/12
Two Chicks on Books                                       8/21/12
Once Upon a Twilight                                     8/22/12

Some fabulous blogs have already shown off some excellent character interviews, along with some amazing giveaways!

Today, over at my other blog, Confessions of a Vi3tBabe, I'm interviewing Dee Black, Daemon's adorable sister! Yay! I'm also giving away a copy of Obsidian for one lucky reader, so be sure to check it out & enter for a chance to win!


Onyx Book Trailer & Jen's Contest

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Today is a awesome day indeed because the official Onyx book trailer was released.

And let me tell you, it is AMAZING!!!

I love that Daemon is narrating and there are so many wonderful references to pivotal points in Onyx, I couldn't stop smiling! Love those socks! And TWO Pepe's?!?! Swweeeeetttttt!!!!!! (if only he was a twin in real life, lol)

OMG! I just want to watch it over and over again! Dying to get Onyx in my hands!!

Also, Jen is graciously hosting a FANTASTIC giveaway for everyone who shares the trailer, so be sure to check out all the details on her blog.

So, what did you think of the trailer?! Better than the first?! Dying for Onyx?!


Fan Art Fridays [3]

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Yay! I finally get to show off a Covenant series fan art piece! We seriously need more of these!

This one is by fan Emin Unal of Alex & Aiden training together. So cute!

Love it!


Have YOU Joined in on the JLA Reading Challenge Yet?!

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I really wanted to be active this month because this month is dedicated to the Lux series!

But, sadly, I'm *kinda* on hiatus while I'm studying for a HUGE exam. BOOOO!!!!

Anyways, just wanted to make sure people don't forget about the JLA Reading Challenge for the Lux series this month. case you didn't know, I added a BUNCH of awesome swag to the prize list (see below):

That means that there will definitely be MORE THAN ONE WINNER for each month. Remember, I'm giving away a pre-order of Cursed this month too, so get those reviews in!!!!!

There will also be LIVE AUTHOR CHATS with Jen at the end of each month, so you don't want to miss that! :)


Get Excited for the Onyx Trailer!

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Totally forgot to blog about this but...

ICYMI: The Onyx book trailer will be premiering on the HEA Today blog this Friday, August 10th.

Yay! Can't wait to see it. Seriously, people, you NEED to read this book. Definitely one of my favorites this year. (link is on the sidebar if you haven't pre-ordered it yet)

Jen also shared a clip of Pepe & Sztella's interview for their "behind the scenes" segment while shooting the trailers.

Keep your eyes open for Friday!

*Also, remember Deity Island's got the JLA Reading Challenge going on RIGHT NOW! Join in all the fun of re/reading The Lux series & enter for a chance to win Jen's next upcoming novel, Cursed! (links on the sidebar)*


Yummy Teasers & YA Crush Tourney Results for Aiden & Daemon!

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I've seriously been slacking, but it seems like this is a good a time as any to update about the boys and the YA Crush Tourney.

Aiden (Sweet 16) & Daemon (Elite 8) both lost to that darn vampire, Dimitri, but JLA fans did her proud and they were both very close races. Kayleigh & Valerie did amazing jobs as advocates & it was all in all very fun! Don't worry fans, we'll get 'em next year!

Now, for those juicy teasers that Jen loves to tease us with!

Deity Teasers

“Alex,” he warned softly.
He pressed down, and when he breathed in, his chest rose against mine. In the utter darkness of the sensory deprivation room, his breath was warm against my lips.
I didn’t dare move.
Not even a fraction of an inch.

In a far corner of my mind, I knew that this blade wasn’t an ordinary dagger. It was dipped in something—most likely Titan blood.

Onyx Teasers

Daemon’s gaze dipped again, and I shivered under his intense scrutiny.
Why, oh why, did Blake need to bail early, leaving me behind with Daemon?
“Where did you get this dress?” he asked.
“Your sister,” I told him blandly.
He frowned, looking half disgusted.
“I don’t even know what to say about that.”

"Library Scene"

“Whatever, Kitten.” Daemon gripped my hips, lifting me onto the edge of the desk with an ease that was disturbing. “I know better.”

My breath was coming in short gasps. “You don’t know anything.”

“Uh huh. You know, I was worried about you,” he admitted, moving forward, easing my legs apart. “You kept calling out my name, and I kept answering, but it was like you couldn’t hear me.”
What were we talking about? My hands were on his lower stomach. His muscles were hard underneath the sweater. I slid my hands to his sides, totally meaning to push him away. Instead, I gripped
and pulled him forward. “Wow, I must’ve been really out of it.”
“It…scared me.”

Before I could respond or even give thought to the fact that my sickness actually scared him, our lips met. My brain clicked off as my fingers dug through his sweater, and…and oh, God, his kisses were deep, scorching my lips as his hands tightened on my waist, pulling me against him. Daemon kissed like he was a man starving for water, taking long, breathless drafts. His teeth caught my lower lip when he pulled away, only to come back for more. A heady mix of emotions warred inside me. I didn’t want this, because it was just the connection between us. I kept telling myself that, even as I slid my hands up his chest and circled them around his neck. When his hands inched under my shirt, it was as though he reached deep inside me, warming every cell, filling every dark space within me with the heat from his skin.

Touching him, kissing him, was like having a fever all over again. I was on fire. My body burned. The world burned. Sparks flew. Against his mouth, I moaned.
There was a POP! and CRACK!
The smell of burned plastic filled the cubicle. We pulled apart, breathing heavily. Over his shoulder I saw thin strips of smoke wafting from the top of the ancient monitor. Good God, was this going to happen every time we kissed?

"Kitchen Scene"

OMGee, Daemon is in the lead. Amazing! Now some of this scene is a tiny bit spoilery, so read at your own risk!

“Great. So I’m operating at the level of a toddler?”

Daemon’s lustrous eyes met mine. “Basically.” The dark graphic shirt strained against his chest when he laid the bloodied towel aside and leaned back. “Look, it’s stopped bleeding already. Not that bad.”
I glanced down and saw the fresh gash on my knee. Other than looking gross, it was salvageable. “Thank you for cleaning it up.”

“No problem. I don’t think you’ll need stitches.” He lightly brushed his ngertips around the cut.
I jerked at the contact. Little tingles shimmed up my leg. Daemon’s hand stilled as he lifted his head. His eyes went from a cool green to liquid fire within seconds.

“What are you thinking about?” he asked.

Sliding into his arms, kissing him and touching him—things I shouldn’t think about. I blinked.


Daemon rose slowly, holding my gaze. My whole body tensed as he neared and placed his hands on either side of me. Then he bent over the chair between us, resting his forehead against mine. He inhaled deeply and it came out in an unsteady rush. When he spoke, his voice was rough. “Do you know what
I’ve been thinking about all day?”

With him, it was anyone’s guess. “No.”

His lips brushed the skin of my cheek. “Finding out if you look as good in striped socks as you do in reindeer ones.”

“I do.”

His head slanted and his smile was lazy, arrogant. Predatory. “I knew it.”

I shouldn’t let this happen. There was a whole slew of complications: his attitude, the connection between us, and my new kindergarten-age abilities. Funny, the fact Daemon was an alien was the complication I considered the least important. And then there was Blake. That is, if Blake ever spoke to me

again, which was debatable. But due to Daemon’s interruption at dinner, I didn’t get to talk to Blake. Irony was a bitch. Knowing all of that, I still didn’t pull away. And neither did he. Oh no, he was moving closer. His pupils started to glow and his breath seemed to have stalled in his chest. “Do you have any idea what you do to me?” he asked gruffly.

“I’m not doing anything.”

Daemon shifted his head just enough that our lips brushed once…and then twice before he increased the pressure. This kiss…it was nothing like the other times, which seemed to be angry and challenging. As if we’d kissed to punish each other. But this was gentle and soft, feather light. In finitely tender. 

Like the kiss we’d shared in the clearing the night he’d healed me. Light swept through me as we kissed, but soon the kisses, they weren’t enough. Not when a slow fire was burning under my skin—and under his.

Teasers from Daemon's POV

I was moving without realizing it, and the next thing I knew we were on the bed and she was right where I wanted her—in my lap.  

I’d taken a step toward her house before I stopped myself. Kat hadn’t been feeling well earlier. Humans were so ridiculously fragile. They could die tripping over a damn chair leg. Car accidents could kill them. Colds turned into pneumonia and killed people.

Mental note: pick up Vitamin C before school tomorrow and force it down Kat’s throat.

Unchained Teaser

Her hand fluttered over a thin scar that sliced from the edge of her ribs to her belly button. Baal had given that to her along with the mark on her thigh. Julian pulled that hand to his lips. He first kissed the top of her hand, then the inside. Then he brought the palm of her hand against his chest, above where his heart rested. The simple and sweet gesture brought a rush of tears to her eyes. She swallowed, unable to say anything.

Opal Teaser 

"in da club"

I smiled.

            His arm tightened as the beat picked up and so did my movements. “I think I like this.”
            All around us, bodies were slick and shiny with sweat, as if they’d been been dancing for years. That’s the thing about places like this—you get caught up and hours go by, but they feel like long minutes.

            He spun me back to him and I was on the tips of my boots, facing him, his head lowered, forehead pressed against mine, lips brushing. A rush of power went through Daemon, transferring to my skin, and in the flashing lights, we were lost in this world. Our bodies undulated with the beat, fitting together fluidly while others seemed to thrash beside us, never able to find the right sync.
            It felt like it was only us on the dance floor and when his lips pressed more firmly against mine, I opened up, not losing the rhythm even though he was stealing my breath. My—our—hearts were pounding, hands grabbing, clutching, slipping over the curve of my back, and behind my lids, I saw a pinprick of white light.

            Sliding my hands across his cheek, I kissed him back. Static flowed, cascading off our bodies in streams of reddish-white light that was hidden under the flickering strobe lights, flowing over the floor like a wave of electricity. And all around us, people danced, either oblivious to the shocks or fueled by them, but I didn’t care. His hands were on my hips, tugging me closer and we were so gonna end up like one of those ambiguous couples in the hallway.   

Cursed Teaser

“I know—I know how crazy it sounds, but it’s like I came to know you. I knew you sketched when you were upset. I saw how much you loved your sister. How brave you were to keep going to that damn school. And all those times I watched you, I grew to know every one of your fake smiles. I never even heard you laugh. All I’ve ever wanted to do is help you, because maybe then, you’d smile once and really mean it.”


Support JLA's Swoon-Worthy Men in the #YACrushTourney

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In the cosmic twist of EPICNESS today, both JLA boys are facing off against some pretty tough competition in the YA Crush Tourney!

It's Aiden vs. Dimitri & Daemon vs. Peeta! Whoa!

Jen has composed a pretty fantastic lineup of incentives and I know all her fans will come together and get our boys into the next round!

750 Votes:
A teaser from Deity
A teaser from Onyx

1100 Votes
A signed ARC of Onyx (signed by me, Pepe, and Sztella)

1600 Votes:
A teaser from Cursed
A teaser from Daemon's POV

2100 Votes:
A Daemon Invasion Swag pack giveaway

2800 Votes:
A small scene from Deity in Seth's POV

3400 Votes:
A teaser from Onyx, Deity, Cursed, and Unchained. 

Winning Votes:
Aiden's win: A Seth POV from Deity. (Yeah, you read that right)
Daemon's win: a sneak peek at the "Library Scene"

Remember... if Aiden or Daemon make it into the Final Four, you will get to see the uncut Laptop Scene!

Don't forget to comment on Jen's blog post for your chance to win some awesome prizes!!!


JLA Reading Challenge for August #JLARC

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Welcome to the start of the JLA Reading Challenge!

If you have no clue what this is or would like to participate, check out the Sign-Up page where you can get all the details.

If you're already a participant, let's get this started!

This month's goal will be to read The Lux Series, which includes:

 Obsidian - Starting over sucks. When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up. And then he opened his mouth. Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. The hot alien living next door marks me. You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. If I don't kill him first, that is. 

 Shadows - The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable. Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in. Captivated. Lured. Loved. Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence...and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself. 

 Onyx - Being connected to Daemon Black sucks… Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard. Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem… The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s. But then everything changes… I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me? No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies. 

Your Tasks:

1. Start reading! You have all month to read all three books and don't worry if you can't get to any/all of them on time. Have some fun!
2. You have until the end of the month, August 31st, to post your review or (if you reviewed a book in the past) post your thoughts about reading it again. Remember, you can post to your Blog, Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, or Facebook.
3. Add your link to the Linky below. Each review/post for each book counts as one entry towards this month's giveaway. Only entries for the Featured Book(s) of the Month will count towards this month's giveaway. I will leave it open for THREE days after this for those who can't link up in time, but only post links for that month, please.

MINI CHALLENGE: The fabulous Kayleigh over at K-Books is hosting a mini challenge for you all! If you're going to read Shadows, the Lux novella, then you'll want to see what awesome prize she's got for you. You can enter your link for Shadows here as an official entry and there, too, for her giveaway!

Your Prize:

 - One winner will receive a Hardcover copy of Cursed
 - One winner will receive a pack of SIGNED bookmarks (one of each of her book covers so far, + a Daemon Invasion bookmark = eight total), Cursed stickers, & a Deity guitar pick
 - One winner will receive a SIGNED Cursed poster & a SIGNED Daimon bookmark
 - One winner will receive a SIGNED Daimon bookmark and a Half-Blood guitar pick

*Winners are chosen at RANDOM from the Linky List as long as they followed the rules/guidelines*

*REMEMBER: In order to be eligible to win prizes, you MUST add your link to the original SIGN UP linky list in addition to your link below.*

Now, show me some Lux love!