Thursday, December 1, 2011

Jennifer Armentrout Interview‏ and a Giveaway of Obsidian!

Hi Jennifer! Thanks so much for stopping by!

1. Can you tell us a little bit about your newest book?

Obsidian was kind of a risk to write. For starters, aliens aren't very popular in YA. I mean, when I started writing it, I kept picturing giant insects eating human brains or little green men, so it was tough writing about something that most people don't associate with fun and romance. And well, Daemon was also a very different character for me to write. When you read it, you'll see what I mean. Obsidian is very sci fi light.

2. What is the biggest difference between writing adult and young adult books?

Besides being able to label body parts? Hehe. There isn't really a difference. At least not to me. The big difference is that I write adult in third person and YA in first person, but it's really the same. YA isn't as limited as it was when I was growing up.

3. What is your greatest challenge when writing a novel?

Wanting to stop and work on shiny new idea.

4. Can you share with us a little bit about your average day?

It varies from day to day. I work part time in a University police department, and on those days, I usually write in the late afternoon and evening. On days that I'm off I'm pretty much writing for about 12-15 hours.

5. Any advice for those out there struggling to get published?

Publishing is hard and seriously not for the faint of heart. Even after you score the agent and then the editor, there are still so many bumps in the road. My best advice is if you really want to be a published author, not to give up, study the craft, and to keep writing. Don't let rejections get you down. Think of them as practice runs for negative reviews. =)

Jennifer lives in West Virginia. All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true. Well, mostly. When she’s not hard at work wriLng, she spends her Lme, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K‐9 partner named Diesel, her hyper Jack Russell Loki, and her pet turtle called Michelangelo. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her Lme writing short stories. Therefore explains her dismal grades in math. She writes Adult and Young Adult Urban Fantasy and Romance. Half‐Blood, the first book in a planned series, is her debut novel and is available October 2011 .

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 a Vegas casino to the bad guys. 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.

And then things get really bad...

One lucky reader will win an ebook of Obsidian!


Contest ends December 14, 2011.  Winner has 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be selected.  Prize shipped direct from sponsor.  Open Worldwide.


  1. i have entered 2 other giveaways for this book with no luck so i'll keep my fingers crossed that the 3rd times a charm.

  2. Seen this all over the net. Very curious. Thanks for the chance and the interview.


  3. I write my adult works in third person and my YA in first person as well.

    i love the idea of aliens that are not bugs!

    enter me!
    aubriedionne at yahoo dot com

  4. :)woo whoo! thank you for this giveaway.... count me in!


  5. I have seen Obsidian on some different blogs but hadn't paid much attention to it. I finally read the description and now I'm sorry I didn't do that sooner. This sounds like a great story and I can't wait to read it.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  6. The synopsis of this book makes we think of the TV series Roswell, which I was totally addicted to. So, I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!


  7. I'm been anxiously awaiting this book release. I love JLA writing style. I cannot wait to get my hands on this one.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  8. Thanks for giving us the opportunity. I can't wait to read Jennifer's new book. I'm pretty sure it's going to be as awesome as any other book she has written


  9. I think this sounds awesome! I would love to read about aliens! Thanks for the chance to win!

    linaramz at yahoo dot com

  10. I have wanted to read this book since the first time I saw it!! Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy:)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  11. I'm excited to see your take on aliens! Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I just finished reading Half-Blood so I'm really interested in reading Obsidian. Thanks for the giveaway!

    alias.known.yo at gmail dot com

  13. The story sounds fantastic- thanks so much for the chance to win it!

    bchild5 at aol dot com

  14. I have been dying to read this book! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    megnate at telus dot net

  15. This sounds like a great book would love to read it!
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  16. Oh I can't wait to read this one, it sounds so good!

    danceislove27 At gmail DoT com

  17. I really want to read this one!

    Pandaluvsu82 at gmail dot com


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