May 27, 2012

30 Days of Daemon Blog Tour

Welcome to our stop for the 30 Days of Daemon blog tour (and really, it never stops with him so really it's more like 365 days of Daemon).

Before we get to the good stuff, like all my favorite Daemon moments and quotes, let me introduce this amazing series to those unfamiliar with Jennifer L. Armentrout's Lux series.

(Lux, #1)
Entangled Publishing
Release Date: December 6, 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 the Vegas Strip. 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.

(Lux, #2)
Entangled Publishing
Release Date: August 14, 2012

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard.

Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem…

The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies.
So basically, if you don't Obsidian yet, you should totally get on that.

Now, for my top 3 quotes or favorite Daemon scenes (yes, it was difficult narrowing it down to three). . .

First Impressions Are Everything. . .

     Heavy footsteps came from the other side, and then the door was swinging open and I was staring at a very broad, tan, well-muscled chest. A naked chest. My gaze dropped and my breath sort of...stalled. Jeans hung low on his hips, revealing a thin line of dark hair that formed below his navel and disappeared under the band of the jeans.
     His stomach was ripped. Perfect. Totally touchable. Not the kind of stomach I expected on a seventeen-year-old boy, which is how old I suspected he was, but yeah, I wasn't complaining. I also wan't talking. And I was staring.
     My gaze finally traveling north again, I noted thick, sooty lashed fanning the tips of his high cheeks and hiding the color of his eyes as he looked down at me. I needed to know what color his eyes were.
     "Can I help you?" Full, kissable lips turned down in annoyance.
     His voice was deep and firm. The kind of voice accustomed to people listening and obeying without question. His lashes lifted, revealing eyes so green and brilliant they couldn't be real. They were an intense emerald color that stood out in vibrant contrast against his tan skin.
     "Hello?" he said again, placing one hand on the doorframe as he leaned forward. "Are you capable of talking?"
     I sucked in a sharp breath and took a step back. A wave of embarrassment heated my face.
     The boy lifted an arm, brushing back a wavy lock of hair on his forehead. He glanced over my shoulder, then back to me. "Going once..."
     By the time I found my voice, I wanted to die. "I...I was wondering if you knew where the closest grocery store is. My name is Katy. I moved next door." I gestured at my house, rambling like an idiot. "Live two days ago-"
     "I know."
     Ooooo-kay. "Well, I was hoping someone would know the quickest way to the grocery story and maybe a place that sold plants."
     For some reason, it didn't sound as though he was asking me a question, but I rushed to answer anyway. "Yeah, see, there's this flower bed in front-"
     He said nothing, just cocked a brow with disdain. "Okay."
     The embarrassment was fading, replaced by a growing surge of anger. "Well, see, I need to go buy plants-"
     "For the flower bed. I got that." He leaned his hip against the doorframe and crossed his arms. Something glittered in his green eyes. Not anger, but something else.
     I took a deep breath. If this dude cut me off one more time...My voice took on the tone my mother used when I was younger and was playing with sharp objects. "I'd like to find a store where I can buy groceries and plants."
     "You are aware this town has only one stoplight, right?" Both eyebrows were raised to his hairline now as if he were questioning how I could be so dumb, and that's when I realized what I saw sparkling in his eyes. He was laughing at me with a healthy dose of condescension.
     For a moment, all I could do was stare at him. He was probably the hottest guy I'd ever seen in real life, and he was a total douche. Go figure. "You know, all I wanted was direction. This is obviously a bad time time."
     One side of his lips curled up. "Anytime is a bad time for you to come knocking on my door, kid."
     "Kid?" I repeated, eyes widening.
     A dark, mocking eyebrow arched again. I was starting to hate that brow.
     "I'm not a kid. I'm seventeen."
     "Is that so?" He blinked. "You look like you're twelve. No. Maybe thirteen, but my sister has a doll that kinda reminds me of you. All big-eyed and vacant."

Swinging in the rain . . .

     Daemon nudged my knee with his. "I think you may be stuck with me for a few more minutes."
     "I'm sure I look like a drowned cat."
     "You look fine. The wet look works for you."
     I scowled. "Now I know you're lying."
     He shifted beside me, and without a word, I felt his fingers lift my chin toward him. A crooked smile lifted his full lips. "I wouldn't like about what I thought."
     I wished I had something clever to say, maybe even a little flirty, but his intense stare sent any coherant thought scattering.
     Confusion flashed in his eyes as he leaned foward, his lips parting slightly. "I think I understand now."
     "Understand what?" I whispered.
     "I like to watch you blush." His voice barely above a murmur as his thumb traced circles on my cheek.
     He lowered his head, resting his forehead against mine. We sat like that, the two of us, caught in something that hadn't been there before. I think I stopped breaking. My heart seemed to take several stuttered steps and then freeze, anticipation welling up through me, threatening to spill over in any given second.
     I didn't even like him. He didn't like me. This was insane, but it was happening.
     Lightening struck again, this time much closer. The following snap of thunder didn't even startle us. We were in our own world. And then his crooked smile slipped from his face. His own eyes were confused and desperate, but still searching mine.
     Time seemed to slow, every second stretching out before me, tantalizing and torturing every breath I took. Waiting, wanting to show him whatever he was looking for as his eyes darkened to a deep green. His face strained, as if he were waging an internal battle. Something in his eyes made me feel very unsure.
     I knew the second he made up his mind. He took a deep breath and his beautiful eyes closed. I felt his breath against my cheek, slowing moving to my lips. I knew I should pull back. He was bad, bad news. But my own breath caught in my throat. His lips were so close to mine. I desperately wanted to meet him halfway, to rush forward to test if his lips were a pillow soft as they looked.

Are You Attracted To Human Girls . . .

     "Are you guys allowed to date people - humans?"
     He shrugged. "Allowed is a strange word. Does it happen? Yes. Is it advised? No. So we can, but what would be the point? Not like we can have a lasting relationship when we have to hide what we are."
     "So, you guys are like us in other, uh, departments?"
     Daemon sat up, arching a brow. "Come again?"
     I felt my cheeks flush. "You know, like sex? I mean, you guys are all glowy and stuff. I don't see how certain stuff would work."
     Daemon's lips curled into a half smile, and that was the only warning he gave. Moving unbelievably fast, I was on my back and he was above me in a flash. "Are you asking if I"m attracted to human girls?" he asked. Dark, wet waves of hair fell forward. Tiny droplets of water fell off the ends, splashing against my cheek. "Or are you asking if I'm attracted to you?"
     Using his hands, he lowered himself slowly. There wasn't an inch of space between our bodies. He was male and ripped in all the places I was soft. Being this close to him was startling, causing an array of sensations to zing through me. I shivered. Not from the cold, but from how warm and wonderful he felt. I could feel every breath he took, and when he shifted his hips, my eyes went wide and I gasped.
     Oh yeah, certain stuff was definitely working.
     Daemon rolled off me, onto his back beside me. "Next question?" he asked, voice deep and thick.
     I didn't move. I stared wide-eyed at the blue skies. "You could've just told me, you know?" I looked at him. "You didn't have to show me."
     "And what fun would there be in telling you?" He turned his head toward me. "Next question, Kitten?"

So there are some of my favorite moments. I have other ones that I would've liked to have posted but I don't want to spoil the book for you, so I went with my favorite ones that were spoiler free. I want you to enjoy this book as much as I did, which means no spoilers. Go out there, read it and look forward to Onyx coming this August!

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