Oct 1, 2014

Author Spotlight: Jennifer L. Armentrout

I am super stoked to have this particular author featured here for the Author Spotlight this month. It's a great month to have her, too, as she has a book releasing later this month. What book you ask? Stone Cold Touch, which will hit stores on October 21. You've probably guessed the author, right? None other than Jennifer L. Armentrout or if you read her New Adult or Adult stuff, you might know her by J. Lynn. Her completed Young Adult books include the Lux Series (published with Entangled Teen), The Convenant Series (published with Spencer Hill Press), Don't Look Back (published with Disney), Cursed (published with Spencer Hill Press). She also has The Dark Elements Series (published with Harlequin Teen), Wait for You Series (published with William Morrow), the Titan Series (published with Spencer Hill Press), Frigid Series (published with Spencer Hill Press), Gamble Brothers (published with Entangled Brazen), The Wicked Saga (self published this December) and Obsession, which is an adult spin-off with Lux Series (published with Entangled Covet). Did you get that all? Want to look at the books more in detail, go here to visit her goodreads page, which lists them all!

# 1 New York Times and 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.

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You’ve done both traditional publishing and self publishing, for any aspiring author out there, what are some disadvantages and advantages to both forms of publishing?

I’ve had good experiences with both traditional and self-publishing. But there are advantages and disadvantages to both types of publishing. I think that working with a publisher can be great because a publisher is going to have a lot of resources available to an author. The publisher is going to get behind your book and help with everything from editing to promotion. This can be a little harder with self-publishing. But, that being said, you can definitely get your book out there when you self-publish even without a publisher backing your book. You also have control of all aspects of the book including editing, covers, and promotion. I think it really depends on the book to determine which method will work.

If any two characters from any books you’ve written could be BFF’s and cause havoc on the world together, who would they be and what kind of trouble would you see them getting in to?

I’d like to see what kind of trouble Daemon and Roth could get into together. I think those two would meet their match in each other.

I know you probably get asked all the time what the craziest thing a fan has ever done or said, but what about the nicest thing someone’s done for you or the most touching thing someone’s said to you?

Hmmm…I think the craziest thing readers ask me is if they can touch my hair. I’m not sure why everyone always wants to touch it, but I usually let them.

If you could go on a tour to five cities with four other authors, where would you go and who would you take with you?

Sarah Maas, Wendy Higgins, JR Ward, Jay Crownover and Cora Carmack (sorry, had to pick five). L.A., New York City, New Orleans, Savannah, and Austin

If you could co-write a book with any author, who would it be and what do you think you’d write about?

I’d co-write a book with JR Ward and I’d write about whatever she wanted to write about.

Writing New Adult, Adult or Young Adult? I don’t have a favorite!

Hardcover or Paperback? Paperback

Vampires or Werewolves? Vampires

Paranormal or Contemporary? Paranormal

Summer or Winter? Winter

Group Signings or Solo Signings? Group Signings

Green Eyes or Blue Eyes? Green Eyes

Series or Standalone (to read)? Standalone

Fall or Spring? Fall

Cupcakes or Cookies? Cupcakes

I realized it's too hard for ME to try and decide which of Jen's books I'm going to give away so I'm giving the winner the option to choose THREE books they'd like to win - all personalized by the author. The only stipulation is I'm not sure when I'm seeing Jen again. The next definite time is in February so the winner could have to wait until March to get these books sent out. But by waiting, you not only get them signed, but you get them personalized to you. And, if by chance, I do see her before then, you'll get your books even sooner!

This giveaway is open internationally, so everyone may enter! It ends at 11:59 PM EST on October 14, 2014. Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor.

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  1. I've been wanting to read Jennifer's books for a while but there are so many! I have no idea where to start! Probably her Lux series, as that seems to be her most popular one.

  2. First of all, thank you so much for making this open internationally!!

    I was so happily surprised when I read Don't Look Back, because I had loved the Lux series books I had read and also the Covenant series but was unsure about it, but really loved it!! I cannot wait for her next YA thriller!

    An author for you to feature here? I'm not sure if you've had Ann Aguirre here, but I'd love to see her here! Also Nikki Kelly author of Lailah, Sharon Biggs Waller author of A Mad Wicked Folly and Paula Stokes author of The Art of Lainey!

  3. Right? I'm getting my friend to finally start reading her books and recommending where to start is hard because there's SO MANY! But I recommend them all (except I haven't read Obsession or the Gamble Brothers books yet)

  4. I would start with Covenant,I love to read paranormal books with mythology :)

    Thanks for the great interview and giveaway :)

  5. My favorite is her Lux series. But I want to read her NA series, and the Stay with me book :) I also want to read the Covenant series!

  6. Courtney WhisenantOctober 2, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    I haven't read any yet but I recently purchased Don't Look Back so that's the one I plan to start with :)

  7. I have read All of Jenn's book, but my favorites will always be The Covenant Series... i LOVEEEEEEEEE Alex and Aiden, they story make my heart happy *.* and of course that i love Seth too, so i CAN'T wait for The Return!!!!!! <3

  8. my favorite book of her is lux!

  9. I can"t wait for Stone Cold Touch!!!! I am so excited.....Only 18 days to go......Squeeeee!!!!!!

  10. Oh wow......they are all so good, how do I pick a Favorite? Let's see...... I just finished the Wait For You series which was pretty awesome....but I really, really like her Dark Element Series.....I'm going to go w/the Dark Elements as my favorite......
    As for an author here how about S.M. Boyce, or Elizabeth Kirke?

  11. My JLA favorites are Opposition, Opal, Deity, Dont look back and White hot kiss. I cant wait for Stone cold touch and Wicked. Thank you for the giveaway :)

  12. Susan Sowers LightOctober 6, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    Wait For You!

  13. My favorite is the entire Lux series. Daemon Black is a beautiful, beautiful creation.

  14. I LOVE Lux series!

  15. I love White Hot Kiss and can't wait to read Stone Cold Touch!

    Hmm...how about Libba Bray?

  16. I just discovered Jennifer's writing and am in love. I am on book 3 of her Covenant series and so far it's my favorite of the series. I can't wait to read more of her work.

  17. I looved the Lux series! Also, just finished reading Half-Blood and can't wait to continue with this series.
    Next author I would love to see featured - Joy N. Hensley or Jessica Khoury.

    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

  18. My favorite from Jennifer Armentrout is Tempting the Player! I loved that book. I recently bought Don't Look Back, so i'm looking forward to reading that from her.Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :)

  19. Meh, I hated Seth. One of the reasons I haven't begun the spinoff


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