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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Jennifer L. Armentrout Will Be in AUSTIN,TX TONIGHT @ 7pm at Book People!

Jennifer Armentrout will be in AUSTIN, TX TONIGHT!!!!!

 I know! It's incredibly exciting. She'll be in town for a signing of OPPOSITION, which hits shelves TODAY!! I'm so thrilled I'll be bringing you an exclusive interview with her later this week here on the blog. If you have a burning questions you'd like me to ask her, please Tweet me using this hashtag  I'll look through all the questions and pick a few for tonight.

Tonight's event kicks off at 7 pm at Book People. Here's what they had to say about it:

10 Reasons To Read 
Jennifer L. Armentrout
(Compiled by the BookPeople Teen Press Corps)

1. Strong Female Characters

2. While there's plenty more to the plot of her stories, the romance is fantastic!!


4. A Good Book About Aliens!

YES! It's true! Jennifer L. Armentrout, bestselling author, will be here at BookPeople with Obsession, the fifth and final book in her bestselling Lux YA series on Tuesday, August 5th at 7pm!

We have a ton of fun surprises 
planned for the event! 
Cat ears! A photo booth! 
And a very special second guest.....

Wait, we promised you 10 reasons. This is only 5!

OPPOSITION by Jennifer L. Armentrout; Release Day: Read an Excerpt & Enter To WIN!

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It's FINALLY here!!! I am ridiculously excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout's OPPOSITION! OPPOSITION is a young adult Paranormal Romance being published by Entangled Teen and the fifth book in her LUX Series!

   Opposition Cover


 Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can't believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all. Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind. War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing. 

Out TODAY! Get your copy from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound | Others via Entangled

Read an EXCERPT: 

I still stared at Daemon, completely aware that everyone else except him was watching me. Closely. But why wouldn’t he look at me? A razor-sharp panic clawed at my insides. No. Thiscouldn’t be happening. No way. My body was moving before I even knew what I was doing.
From the corner of my eye, I saw Dee shake her head and one of the Luxen males step forward, but I was propelled by an inherent need to prove that my worst fears were not coming true.
After all, he’d healed me, but then I thought of what Dee had said, of how Dee had behaved with me. What if Daemon was like her? Turned into something so foreign and cold? He would’ve healed me just to make sure he was okay.
I still didn’t stop. Please, I thought over and over again. Please. Please. Please. On shaky legs, I crossed the long room, and even though Daemon hadn’t seemed to even acknowledge my existence, I walked right up to him, my hands trembling as I placed them on his chest.
 “Daemon?” I whispered, voice thick.

His head whipped around, and he was suddenly staring down at me. Our gazes collided once more, and for a second I saw something so raw, so painful in those beautiful eyes. And then his large hands wrapped around my upper arms. The contact seared through the shirt I wore, branding my skin, and I thought—I expected—that he would pull me against him, that he would embrace me, and even though nothing would be all right, it would be better.
Daemon’s hands spasmed around my arms, and I sucked in an unsteady breath.
His eyes flashed an intense green as he physically lifted me away from him, setting me back down a good foot back.
I stared at him, something deep in my chest cracking. “Daemon?”
He said nothing as he let go, one finger at a time, it seemed, and his hands slid off my arms. He stepped back, returning his attention to the man behind the desk.
“So . . . awkward,” murmured the redhead, smirking.
I was rooted to the spot in which I stood, the sting of rejection burning through my skin, shredding my insides like I was nothing more than papier-mâché.
“I think someone was expecting more of a reunion,” the Luxen male behind the desk said, his voice ringing with amusement. “What do you think, Daemon?”
One shoulder rose in a negligent shrug. “I don’t think anything.”
My mouth opened, but there were no words. His voice, his tone, wasn’t like his sister’s, but like it had been when we first met. He used to speak to me with barely leashed annoyance, where a thin veil of tolerance dripped from every word. The rift in my chest deepened. For the hundredth time since the Luxen arrived, Sergeant Dasher’s warning came back to me. What side would Daemon and his family stand on? A shudder worked its way down my spine. I wrapped my arms around myself, unable to truly process what had just happened.
“And you?” the man asked. When no one answered, he tried again. “Katy?”
I was forced to look at him, and I wanted to shrink back from his stare. “What?” I was beyond caring that my voice broke on that one word.
The man smiled as he walked around the desk. My gaze flickered over to Daemon as he shifted, drawing the attention of the beautiful redhead. “Were you expecting a more personal greeting?” he asked. “Perhaps something more intimate?”
I had no idea how to answer. I felt like I’d fallen into the rabbit hole, and warnings were firing off left and right. Something primal inside me recognized that I was surrounded by predators.

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Find out more about:


About Jennifer L. Armentrout

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 # 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.

Find Jennifer via: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


LUX Giveaway

We're giving away a Lux Series Basket with Lux themed jewelry, a signed set of the Lux Series and a $50 gift card to a retailer of the winner’s choice (Amazon, Barnes&Noble, or Indiebound).

#ReadIsla Week #6 - What's The Buzz

Hello &Welcome to week 6 in the #ReadIsla campaign
Only 10 more days to go, and this book will be out on store shelves! 
What's this book about and what are other sayings about Stephanie Perkins's writing? Check out the buzz below:

By: Stephanie Perkins
Published by: Dutton
To Be Released on: 8/14/14
Series: Anna and the French Kiss #3
Pre-Order it from: One of over 50 Indie Book StoresAmazon | B&N | The Book Depository 
Add it Goodreads

From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.

Go here to read the first couple of chapters of Isla and the Happily Ever After.

Author buzz for Stephanie Perkins's books:
"Stephanie Perkins is the Jane Austen of our generation. Her stories ache, soothe, and leave you breathless with joy; there's true magic in these pages — it's an experience you won't soon forget."
–Tahereh Mafi, author of the bestselling Shatter Me series.

“Stephanie Perkins’s characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good.”
Rainbow Rowell, award-winning, bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl

Praises for Isla and the Happily Ever After

“This adorable YA romance is half New York love story, half Parisian romance, and fully prepared to make your heart melt quicker than a gelato dropped on a sidewalk. Between sexy English expat Etienne St. Clair, and hottie west-coast intellectual inventor Crick Bell, Stephanie Perkins is already the creator of two of the greatest fictional boyfriends we’ve ever had the pleasure of sweating over. But, pssssst, you guys: you know that good things come in threes, right? Which is why we’re so excited for ‘Isla and the Happily Ever After,’ the long-awaited follow-up finale to ‘Anna and the French Kiss’ and ‘Lola and the Boy Next Door.’” –

“Fans will relish appearances by characters from Perkins’s Anna and the French Kiss (2011) and Lola and the Boy Next Door (2013, both Dutton) in this sweet, charming series third that will make readers feel like they’re in Paris too. Realistic characters, spot-on dialogue, and a truly delightful romance make for a novel that will delight the author’s fans and win her legions of new one.”—School Library Journalstarred review

 News Worthy Articles
Check out the latest edition of Publishers Weekly! You'll find an awesome article about Stephanie Perkins and her upcoming release Isla & The Happily Ever After. And, they also mentioned the #ReadIsla campaign! How cool is that!?!

Check out some of these noteworthy articles: 

Join the Isla and the Happily Ever After pre-order Campaign! 

  • Purchase your copy of ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER from one of the 55 independent bookstores and you could get a signed first edition + swag and tell everyone you know to do the same!
  • While you're waiting for the book's release to get here (August 14), 2014 release, read the ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER sampler.
Stay tuned for more exciting news next week here on Mundie Moms about #ReadIsla! I'll be giving away an Isla tote bag and a collection of buttons.