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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Pre-Order Your SIGNED Copy of City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare From Barnes & Noble!

Check it out Shadowhunters, you can NOW pre-order your signed copy of City of Heavenly Fire from Barnes & Noble! Go HERE to do so! I just pre-ordered mine!

Here's what Cassie said about it:
Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
Get a signed first edition of City of Heavenly Fire! I signed a couple thousand (ouch, m’wrist) so when they’re gone, they’re gone. (These are pre-orders; they get delivered to you on publication day, and yes they have the special 1st edition art inside.)

Get your signed copy before they're gone!

STONE COLD TOUCH by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cover Reveal

It's Time!! The STONE COLD TOUCH cover is here!

I am so thrilled to share the cover for Jennifer L. Armentrout's STONE COLD TOUCH with you all! STONE COLD TOUCH is a young adult paranormal romance by Jennifer L. Armentrout and is the second full-length novel in The Dark Elements Series being published by Harlequin Teen. You'll want to add this to your TBR pile ASAP. Check out this amazing cover!

  Cold Stone Touch  

 Isn't it awesome?! I LOVE the covers in this series. You can Pre-order it right now!

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 Every touch has its price Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could. But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay… "Constantly entertaining...the narrative sizzles with as much tension as romance." Kirkus Reviews on White Hot Kiss


Find out more about the series: The Dark Elements Series Website

And...Don't forget to check out the first book in The Dark Elements Series,


White Hot Kiss 
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.

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About 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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 Website | Twitter | Facebook | Jennifer L. Armentrout Goodreads

Recent Cassandra Clare News: Cassie Answers Questions about TLH Parabatai Love & More

Cassie's taken to Tumblr lately to answer fan questions about her series, characters, and writing. Here's a few of her recent posts, just in case you missed them.

Parabatai Love (click link to be taken to the post)
 Hi, I love your books and wanted to say thank-you for making them and more books about shadow-hunters because I absolutely love the idea. Anyways I have a question that you may or may not have been asked before. Why can’t parabatai fall in love or get married with each other? I mean wouldn’t they be a perfect match since they know each other better than any one else. Thanks again for writing the books, they are a huge part of my life and one of the reasons why I have am a book reader.
Thank you! I do get asked this a lot. :) The answer is twofold:
1) The Clave has a lot of weird rules. It’s a cultural thing, obviously, but  it’s partly because the parabatai bond is supposed to be forever, something beyond human emotion, the way Silent Brothers and Iron Sisters dedicate themselves to the Angel and their calling. It’s supposed to be a little outside the human realm, separate from things like jealousy and infidelity. Because if they did fall in love, and then out of love, they’d be stuck with each other forever anyway, legally required to remain at each other’s sides, and it would be awful. (This is why hooking up with your parabatai is forbidden/a bad idea: if you could manage it without any emotions or strings, it wouldn’t be a problem, but what’s the likelihood you could manage that with someone you’re that close to already?)
2) There’s also another reason that reaches back into Shadowhunter history and the founding of the Law. Let’s just say it happened once, and it went very badly. Any further explanation will have to wait for Dark Artifices. :)

More TLH Questions (click link to be taken to the post)
Matthew Fairchild has been pictured with a green carnation multiple times. Is this a hint to his sexuality?
Mm, doin’ your history research! Oscar Wilde popularized the wearing of green carnations with the opening of his play Lady Windermere’s Fan. Because of him, the wearing of green carnations did become a symbol for gay male communities in London and Paris. 
The green carnation though does mean more than that. 
Oscar Wilde and the Green CarnationNote that the green carnation that Wilde wore in his buttonhole was not natural. A florist had to dye a carnation in order to make it green. It had to be created. The green carnation has resonances that encompass not only Wilde’s sexuality, but his views on literature and art.
Matthew is a fan of Oscar Wilde (dead three years by the time Last Hours begins) and the aesthetic movement, which believed that art didn’t need to be moral, it just needed to be beautiful — challenging the predominant didactic ethos of Victorian art and writing, which believed the sole purpose of art was to educate and elevate.
So anyway, that’s a long way of saying Matthew might be gay, or he might be bisexual, or he might be straight and a fan of the aesthetic movement. We must wait to see. There is a gay male romance in The Last Hours, and also a lesbian pairing. 
Hi Cassie! I’m so excited for TLH and all these questions you answer make me even more excited! Anyway, I was wondering who has more of the Herondale’s bitter sense of humor, James or Lucie? Also, since Will prefers Lucie to marry Alistair, would that cause a conflict between them? I can imagine Will being that overprotected wait here while I go get my gun type of dad haha
Well, Will would like Lucie to marry Alastair eventually. Like, when she’s 21 and he’s 27. Not, like, right at the moment. Is he going to be thrilled about Lucie’s partially dead love interest? Probably not. :) Stuff is complicated though and so is Lucie’s love life! And Lucie and James kind of have their own senses of humor, but both of them have a bit of Will.
How much of Jem is going to be in The Last Hours series? Will there be a series (if Jem and Tessa have kids) from the maybe kids of Jem and Tessa? One more will there be any Jem and Will interactions? I one hundred percent understand if you aren’t able to answer these questions. Thank you so much for saving me with your writing! — minniviggy
Hello, Jem fan! Yes, I see you there, being all about Jem. That is ok. I also love Jem. I cannot tell you much about Jem’s future — I’d say come back and ask after City of Heavenly Fire. But yes, he and Will interact in The Last Hours. I always figured that once Jem was off being an SB, Will would spend his time making up reasons why he needed to see the Silent Brothers or visit the City of Bones constantly.
Will: I have cut my finger! I need to see the Silent Brothers!
Henry: Surely it will heal on its own?

The Last Hours (click link to be taken to the post)

Cassandra..if we are expecting something steamy from jace and Clary in CoHF… will we be expecting something from Will and Tessa in TLH as well? — mundanedoppleganger
Oh, perverts. You are my people. Certainly a lot of weird things happen in the Shadowhunter world that lend themselves to pervy thoughts. Kind of like on Teen Wolf, which I have just finished catching up on.
My husband: What’s going on on Teen Wolf?
Me: A magical vet has stolen poisonous moss from a mob boss with a lethargic wolf and is planning on using it to expel demons from teenagers! Also evil firefly ninjas have attacked a werewolf while he was handing out candy to schoolchildren.
My husband: Did you ever think you’d say those words?
Me: Maybe not in that order.
ANYWAY. I would not be expecting anything steamy from Will and Tessa in TLH because 1) that already happened in Clockwork Princess and 2) the books are told from their children’s point of view so they would be watching, and the thought creeps me out so much it makes my head want to fall off and roll around.
Will and Tessa have a very happy marriage, and that’s pretty much what I want to say about that.
Besides, I am pretty sure that once you actually get into the Last Hours, it is not Will and Tessa you will be asking me for steamy scenes from. I promise! :)

Magnus / Tessa  (click link to be taken to the post)

Hey Cassie! I love your books!!! Well, I was looking at the family tree of Clockwork Princess and I realized something strange: why did all Sophie’s kids die before her? Is this going to be explained in TLH? Poor Sophie… =( Kisses and thank you!! — my-prince-of-the-ocean
Remember that not everything about the family tree is accurate - it’s meant to be a found object, something made by a person, so the person who made it could have made mistakes/been concealing things on purpose. Maybe one of Sophie’s kids married a mundane, or turned into a vampire, or an Iron Sister, and the person who recorded the family tree politely left that info off.
Hi Cassie! I’m super excited for TLH ( I know, I know, it’s a long wait)!! I was looking at all the posts about it, and I thought about something. According to shadowhunter’s wiki and the family tree, Lucie Herondale (can’t wait to hear more about her and her brother!) was born in 1891, which means she’d be about 12 in TLH. Isn’t Jesse like 12 years older than her? Also, will Gabriel an Cecily appear in TLH? Or other characters from TID? — alix-gryffindor-rules-potter
Yes, according to the family tree Jesse is way older than Lucie. Of course he’s also dead according to Midnight Heir. You’re just going to have to trust that the weird stuff with time and dates in the family tree is meant to represent deliberate mysteries that are also mysteries for the characters!
Gabriel, Cecily, Will, Tessa, Jem, they all appear in TiD. They’re part of their children’s lives — think of them as occupying the places that Maryse, Luke, Robert and Jocelyn occupy in TMI.
"I love your books! Just curious, when Magnus and Tessa where living together where they ever “friends with benefits?” — annaloli"
Hee hee heeeeee. Hee hee.
No, in my mind they’ve never been anything but platonic friends.