Author Spotlight & Giveaway:
Jennifer L. Armentrout – The Dark Elements Series
BookCrushin is extremely honored to have been chosen to participate in a 13 day author spotlight & giveaway! 13 bloggers were chosen to participate in a blogger – author speed dating event on Saturday, May 3rd at the Washington, DC Author Signing Event hosted by Lalone Marketing, and sponsored by SMI Book Club. I got about 4 minutes with each of the 13 authors and asked the same 3 questions to help give everyone a fun insight about each author in attendance! I had so much fun getting to know each author and collecting signatures and swag!
Be sure to check out the event-wide giveaway – scroll all the way to the bottom to find out the schedule and try to check back every day until May 19th! Also, there were some blog specific giveaways so check out the previous posts (or click here). Check out today’s additional giveaway to win swag from the DC event! Be sure to show the authors love; add to your goodreads, purchase books & enter the giveaways!
Jennifer L. Armentrout – 3 Questions
Jennifer’s book crush is Tod Hudson from The Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent. Tod is witty, determined and one hundred percent crush worthy! Jennifer is a big fan of the series and of course Tod!
When Jennifer obsesses over a book or series it’s pretty serious! She is a massive fan of J. R. Ward’s adult paranormal series, Black Dagger Brotherhood. She thinks the characters are well developed and just loves the way they talk in the book, it feels natural and true to real life. She also catches herself saying a lot of the jargon, like ‘home-skillet’ at home in her everyday vernacular. So it’s really no surprise that she wishes she wrote this one, who wouldn’t!
Just a little bit of Jennifer’s real life makes it into her stories, but something truthful makes it into every novel. It could be a real life situation or event and sometimes even a character is based on a trait of someone she knows. So it may not be the main plot points, but there is some nod to the truth in all of her books.
Jennifer has a crazy expansive catalog! I have highlighted some of the recent series that have new releases associated below. Please go to her Goodreads profile for all the series information! She also writes as J. Lynn so be sure to check her widely popular new adult romance series as well!
White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1)
Category: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Publication: April 29th, 2014
Purchase: Amazon, B&N
One kiss could be the last.
Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.
Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.
Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.
But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.
Tempting the Bodyguard (Gamble Brothers #3) by J. Lynn
Category: NewAdult, Mature, Contemporary Romance
Publication: May 12th, 2014
Purchase: Amazon, B&N
A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…
He can protect her from everyone except himself.
Alana Gore is in danger. A take-no-prisoners publicist, her way with people has made her more than a few enemies over the years, but a creepy stalker is an entirely different matter. She needs a bodyguard, and the only man she can ask is not only ridiculously hot, but reputed to have taste for women that goes beyond adventurous.
Chandler Gamble has one rule: don’t protect anyone you want to screw. But with Alana, he’s caught between his job and his increasingly hard libido. On one hand, Alana needs his help. On the other, Chandler wants nothing more than to take the hot volcano of a woman in hand. To make her writhe in pleasure, until she’s at his complete mercy.
She needs protection. He needs satisfaction. And the moment the line is crossed, all hell will break loose…
Author Bio: Jennifer L. Armentrout / J. Lynn
# 1 New York Times and 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, 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.
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | J. Lynn Goodreads
Event-Wide: Signed book from one of the 13 authors
Blog-Specific: Author Swag pack some are signed like bookmarks from Wendy Higgins!
This giveaway is open INTL & USA with free shipping! Swag will be assigned randomly to the 5 winners chosen. Be sure to tell me which of the 13 authors (see list right below) you would want swag from the most! Sorry can’t guarantee you’ll get any of your choices if you win, but you’ll still be a winner! Good Luck!
BookCrushin Author Spotlight Schedule:
Wednesday, May 7th ~ Luke Young – Win the entire Friends with Benefits ebook collection!
Thursday, May 8th ~ Priscilla Glenn
Friday, May 9th ~ Cora Carmack – Win a signed paperback of All Lined Up!
Saturday, May 10th ~ Dina Silver – Win an audiobook of Finding Bliss!
Sunday, May 11th ~ Rebecca Donovan – Swag
Monday, May 12th ~ J. Sterling
Tuesday, May 13th ~ K.A. Linde
Wednesday, May 14th ~ Abbi Glines
Thursday, May 15th ~ Jamie McGuire – Win a signed paperback of Red Hill
Friday, May 16th ~ Jillian Dodd – Swag
Saturday, May 17th ~ Wendy Higgins – Swag
Sunday, May 18th ~ Jennifer Armentrout – Swag
Monday, May 19th ~ Emma Chase – Win a signed paperback of Tangled