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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

OBLIVION by Jennifer L. Armentrout / Blog Tour: Excerpt

Hello and welcome to the second stop in the OBLIVION blog tour! I'm so thrilled to be apart of the tour to celebrate the upcoming release of this book!! I'm looking forward to reading Daemon's point of view from Obsidian. For today's stop, I've got an excerpt from Oblivion. Check it out below! 


I spent half the night out there, finding nothing to work off the building frustration. Building? Hell. That was laughable. More like constant state of anger that had been present ever since Dawson... Since he’d died. Very few things eased it. Certain things with Ash had, but the peace was always fleeting and it was never worth all the strings attached to it.
I crashed somewhere around three in the morning and woke up way too damn late, near eleven, the pent-up energy still humming in my veins. Dragging myself out of bed, I brushed my teeth, then pulled on a pair of sweats and sneakers.
Dee was already gone when I left the house and stepped out into the muggy summer weather. Her car was in the driveway, but that girl’s was gone. Hell. They were together. Of course. My anger hit near stroke levels.
If I could actually have a stroke.
I kicked off the porch steps and started jogging down the driveway. Once I reached the end, I crossed the street and then made my way around the trees. I kept myself running at a human pace so I could burn off as much energy as possible and forced my mind to empty. When I ran, I tried not to think about anything. No Arum. No DOD. No expectations. No Dee. No Dawson.
No girl next door.


By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published by: Entangled Teen
To Be Released On: 12.1.2015
Series: The Lux Series
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Kobo | BAM | Barnes and Noble | iBooks
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Experience the epic love story of OBSIDIAN as told by its hero, Daemon Black…

I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.

And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.

But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can't stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.

Falling for Katy—a human—won't just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen...

More about the book

OBLIVION is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance being published by Entangled Teen, and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling LUX Series. It is being released on December 1st, 2015. The eBook includes two bonus books from Daemon's POV, as well as original music inspired by OBLIVION embedded in the eBook.

Oblivion (Trade paperback) – will be Obsidian in Daemon’s POV

Oblivion (digital copy across all retailers) – will be Obsidian, Onyx, and Opal in Daemon’s POV

OBLIVION Pre-Order Campaign

Get Invaded with Oblivion - Daemon's POV, which releases on December 1st! If you order OBLIVION before 12/4/15, you can receive a deleted scene. You must fill out the following form at the link below. This is open to any type of order, from anywhere:

Check out the Lux Series

Check out the rest of the LUX series! Don't miss the first three books in the series! Beginnings, Consequences and Opposition. Find out more about each book here: 
  1. BeginningsAmazon | Barnes and Noble
  2. Consequences: Amazon |  Barnes and Noble
  3. OppositionAmazon |  Barnes and Noble


# 1 New York Times and # 1 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, 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. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Find Jennifer: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads 


November 23-USA Today/Vilma's Book Blog-Chapter One released
November 24-Mundie Moms-Excerpt
November 25-Paranormal Book Club-Daemon Q&A
November 26-Thanksgiving
November 27-No BS Book Reviews-Daemon Q&A
November 28-Stuck in Books-Daemon Q&A
November 29-Jenuine Cupcakes-Baking w/ Daemon
November 30-Love Between the Sheets-Daemon Q&A
December 1-Reading Teen-Excerpt
December 2-A Bookish Escape-Daemon Q&A
December 3-Owl Always Be Reading-Daemon Q&A
December 4-Nose Stuck in a Book-Excerpt
December 5-Bookhounds YA-Excerpt

Top Ten Things We're Thankful For / Top Ten Tuesday #43

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Hello & welcome to this week's Top Ten Tuesday. This week's topic is 10 Things We're Thankful For. My last Top Ten Tuesday post was, 10 Debut Authors Who's Sophomore Books I'm Looking Forward to Reading.

Happy Holidays! It's the week of Thanksgiving here in the US, which kicks off the holiday season for us. I love this time of year. I love this week's Top Ten topic. I'm so thankful for a lot of things. For today's post I broke it into two parts, a list of things I'm grateful for through blogging, and a more personal list.

Blogging Gratitude:

1) I'm so thankful for books! For the adventures they've taken me on, the things they've taught me, the characters they've made me fall in love with, and most importantly the friendships I've made because of a shared interest in books. I'm thankful for the books I've been able to promote through my blogs. Books are seriously an amazing thing. They can be life changing. 

2) I'm so thankful for friends, both old and new! I'm so grateful for the friendships I've made all because of a book and through blogging. I'm grateful my closest friends who apart of MMs (Sophie, Em and Shandra), as well as the friends I've met through my blogs, at author events, other book events and on line. I love that I've been able to connect with some many people in person over the last few years. 

3) I'm thankful for social media when it comes to blogging. It's so cool to think about how connected we are with friends from around the world because of social media, and our shared love of a book. Even though I wish I could pick up a phone and call them, it's nice we can chat online to keep in touch.

4) I'm so thankful for the authors, publishers, and readers of our blogs! You all make it possible to do what I love, and that's promote books. Though life has become insanely busy with my working (I love being a substitute teacher), and I may be behind on posting reviews, and responding to emails, y'all haven't given up on us. I can't tell you how much I have appreciated your continued support over the years, and your friendships! Thank you!!

5) I am so thankful for blogging, and all the wonderful things I've been able to do over the years because of it. From author events, to book events, BEA, ALA, moderating author signings, moderating a panel at the Texas Book Festival, the couple of years I helped out at the Texas Teen Book Festival, helping out behind the scenes with authors at BEA, volunteering at TLA, attending Comic Con, and visiting the TMI movie set, the red carpet premiere, the countless author interviews I've been able to do, the author chats I've hosted and so much more. Most importantly, I'm thankful for the friendships I've made.   

Personal Gratitudes:

1) I'm thankful for my family. Especially my husband and kids. They are my world, and I love that I get to spend every day with them.  

2) I'm thankful for all the fun trips my husband and I have been able to take this year. One in particular was a business trip I accompanied him on was to Barcelona. What a beautiful city! Not only was this my first trip over seas, I conquered a huge fear of mine, and flew over the ocean. I mean it was a huge fear of mine. I finally got to go to London, even if it was spending 5 hours in the airport. I can't wait to go back.  

3) I'm thankful for my faith. This has been the one thing that has gotten me through everything that life has thrown at me, the good and bad. 

4) I'm grateful for my health. Publicly I'm a rather private person, but I can't make a thankful post without mentioning it. The last couple years have been a little rough, and I feel like this year was the year things finally started getting better.

5) I'm thankful for this past year. I finally accomplishment some things I've been wanting to do for awhile, and decided to finally own my to do list, and over come fears. I love that feeling of accomplishment. I've also gotten to do some incredible things this year, and in the process I feel like I've grown a lot more as a person.

Let us know... what are some things you're thankful this year?

OUT TODAY - Tuesday, November 24th, 2015!

Happy Release Day to the following new YA books hitting shelves today!

  1. Undeniable by Liz Bankes, on sale 11.24 from Bloomsbury Children's
  2. Queen by Aimee Carter, on sale 11.24 from Harlequin Teen
  3. Promises I Made by Michelle Zink, on sale 11.24 from Harper Teen 
  4. Reckless Hearts by Sean Olin, on sale 11.24 from Harper Teen
  5. Light of Day by Allison van Diepen, on sale 11.24 from Harper Teen
Which new releases are you looking forward to picking up?