Blogoversary Day 5: Jennifer L. Armentrout

I don't really know where to begin with JLA. I would not have discovered her without becoming a blogger and she is easily one of my favorite authors ever. The worst rating one of her books has ever received from me is 4 stars. Yes, really. That's how much I love her. And she's very dedicated to her fans. She pretty much taught me that not only do authors realize how important we are and appreciate what we do for them, but there is such thing as a true favorite author. I've never really found one that continuously surprised me the way JLA does until JLA came along. Even my Dad laughs at me because I have a small section on my bookcase just for her books.

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



~*~Interview About Her New Book, OBSESSION~*~

What caused you to decide to take the world of your YA series and turn it into an adult novel? 
I decided to write Obsession because so many readers asked for an adult version of the Lux series.  I didn’t want to rewrite that series, but I did like the idea of writing an adult book set in the same world.

Will we see any of our favorite characters from the Lux series in OBSESSION or any parallels between the two worlds?  
You will definitely see some characters from the Lux series in Obsession.  But, I can’t tell you who you will find because that’s too spoilery!

Would you recommend reading the Lux series prior to reading OBSESSION?  
Since Obsession is an adult novel, it’s written so it can be read without reading the Lux series first.  However, I think that Obsession is more fun if you’ve read the Lux series and you’re familiar with the characters and the world.

Will OBSESSION turn into a promising series as well?   
Obsession is a standalone novel.  I don’t have any plans to write a sequel right now.

Obviously, you live in West Virginia and this series takes place in West Virginia. Do you take any important aspects of your own life and where you live and somehow incorporate them into your novels?
  
Since I live in West Virginia, I’m familiar with the state and the surrounding areas.  For me, it makes it easier and more realistic if I have some firsthand knowledge of the setting in my books.

Do you see any aspects of yourself in characters in OBSESSION or the Lux series?  
 I tend to be a little snarky, and I think this comes out in some of my characters.  Aside from that characteristic, most of my characters have personalities all their own.

Can you tell us about anything else we should expect from you soon?
  
The final book of the Covenant series is being released this fall, and I have a new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen coming out in 2014.  I also have Trust in Me which is Wait for You in Cam’s POV releasing on October 22, 2013 and Be With Me which features Jase and Teresa from Wait for You that is releasing on February 4, 2014.

~*~Giveaway~*~

1. 13 years or older
2. One entry per household
3. Open to US only
4. Any cheaters will be disqualified from any or all giveaways
5. The winner has 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen
6. Giveaway ends at midnight on June 22nd 


~*~JLA's Books~*~

The Lux Series: ObsidianOnyxOpalOrigin

The Covenant Series: Half-BloodPureDeityApollyon | Sentinel

Wait For You Series: Wait For YouTrust In Me | Be With Me

Nephilim Rising Series: Unchained



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3 comments:

  1. I love Deity the best I think but the Lux series is great too! My absolute favorite of hers is Wait for You and I'm dying to read Frigid too! Thanks!

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  2. I just found JLA after last year's BEA. I find so many great authors that way! Thanks for the giveaway.
    Tammy @ Bo's Book Nook

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