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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Obsidian Tour Stop

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On this lovely day, I am happy to have the Obsidian blog tour stop by. I’ve got a great interview with Jennifer to show you and then you will all have a chance to win a copy of this fantastic book!

Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release date: December 6th, 2011
by Entangled Publishing

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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.

Interview with Jennifer L. Armentrout
Q. Obsidian has some great characters, did you have a hard time writing any of them?
Thank you! I think the hardest character to write was Daemon, because he walks that fine line through most of the book, so every word he said and his actions had to be carefully thought out.

Q. What was your favorite scene to write?

Chapter 26. Tee hee

Q. If you could hang out with one of the characters for a day – who would it be and what would you do?

I’d like to hang out with Katy, because we both share the same love for books. And we could spend all day chatting about books. I’m not sure I could spend all day with Daemon without wanting to kill him or with Dee without wanting to slip her some Valium.

Q. Which was more difficult to write in Obsidian: the dialogue or the action(which includes the steamy ones) scenes?

Each of those things has their hard parts. Dialogue is tough when the responses are always snappy and snarky. Between Alex, Seth, Daemon and Katy, I’m running low on snark, lol. Action scenes can be hard because it really needs to be written in the way that the reader can SEE the fight scene in their head. And the steamy scenes are always the most fun to write, but they have to be unique from any other steamy scene.

Q. You already have a few books out and more coming up, which was (or is) your favorite to write?
Ah, it’s hard to just pick one, but I have to say Pure is my favorite, then Obsidian and then Deity. But that changes from day to day to be honest.

This or that: 

Coffee or tea? Coffee

Mac or PC? Currently rocking a PC, but I’d do some terrible things for a Mac

Mars or Venus? Hmm…Mars is more interesting.

Edward or Jacob? Oh, dear God, I have to say Edward. *Runs and hides*

Hunger Games or Twilight? Oh, double dear God, hmmm… I’ve never read Hunger Games besides the first couple of chapters, so I can’t pick. I also don’t think Hunger Games and Twilight should be in the same sentence. Kids killing kids vs. Kids dying to be with other kids. 

Jennifer’s Blog / Goodreads / Twitter / Facebook

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.

Entangled Publishing has generously offered one ebook copy as a giveaway.

Giveaway details:
Open Internationally
Ends on December 31st
Use the form below to enter.

WINNER IS: Kristen- Seeing Night

Masquerade Tour Stop

Posted by on 12/15/2011 • 34 Comments

I am honored to have Cambria Hebert, author of Masquerade, drop by Xpresso Reads today for a very interesting guest post: She’s going to announce her dream cast for the characters in Masquerade as well as a fantastic giveaway that you do NOT want to miss!

Before we begin, let’s see what Masquerade is all about:

MasqueradeCambria HebertRelease date: December 16th, 2011by Otherworld Publications

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Before. Everything was so much better Before. I wasn’t haunted by nightmares, my place at school was secure and my face was flawless. Now, I’m a freak and everything has changed. The worst part is that I can’t remember the night I was sentenced to the shadows. The memory has been stolen from me and I just can’t shake the feeling…

Dark Seeker Tour Stop

Posted by on 12/08/2011 • 27 Comments

Today, I am happy to have the Dark Seeker blog tour, hosted by The Magic Attic, drop by Xpresso Reads to give you a teasing excerpt as well as a chance to win a copy!

What is Dark Seeker? Take a look:


Dark SeekerTaryn Browning

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For 17-year-old Seeker, Janie Grey, ridding the Baltimore streets of the undead is an inherited duty passed down from her Cherokee ancestors. Seeker Training Lesson #1: Never trust the undead. After her father’s tragic death, Janie creates her own life lesson: Love isn’t worth the risk. Both lessons are easy to follow until she encounters the flawed Kai Sterdam. At first, she believes he is the hybrid she is trained to hunt. But, when he has human traits, she…

Pyxis Tour Stop: Interview & Giveaway

Posted by on 11/14/2011 • 14 Comments

Xpresso Reads is thrilled to be part of the Pyxis blog tour and happily welcomes KC Neal today for an interview. She is also offering an ecopy of Pyxis for a giveaway. You don’t want to miss this debut novel, and for those who have read it, read carefully because she gives us some hot teasers about book two!


Pyxis (Pyxis, #1)KC NealReleased November 4th, 2011(Paperback released on Dec. 2nd)by StoneHouse Ink

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Two worlds… one 16-year-old girl must learn to protect them both.

The nightmares haunting Corinne and her friend Mason hint at a universe that exists beyond the one they know. Her destiny is to protect a weakness between the two worlds, but her mentor is dead. As Corinne and Mason…

Touch Blog Tour Stop

Posted by on 11/02/2011 • 42 Comments

Today, Xpresso Reads is happy to have the Touch Blog Tour stop buy to pay a visit. It consists of my review of Touch with a few extra tidbits, and also maybe… a giveaway?You have not heard of Touch yet? Here’s what it’s all about:

 TouchJus AccardoReleased November 1st,by Entangled Publishing

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When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet, seventeen-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue eyes home. 

Except there’s something off with Kale. He wears her shoes in the shower, is overly fascinated with things like DVDs and vases, and acts like she’ll turn to dust if he touches her. It’s not until Dez’s…

Vengeance Cover Reveal Blog Hop

Posted by on 10/17/2011 • 14 Comments

I think most everyone has heard about Michelle Madow’s debut novel, Remembrance, around the blogosphere. For those who have read it, I’m sure you’ll be happy to hear that a short story happening right after the events in Remembrance is going to be released during the holiday season. It’s titled Vengeance, but it seems to be missing it’s cover. *gasp* During this Cover Reveal Blog Hop, each blog will tease you with a piece of the cover and give you a fun fact about the upcoming book. As a bonus, Michelle will be answering fun questions about Remembrance. So make sure to follow the participating blogs during the week so you can take in all this excitement! On the 21st, Michelle will reveal the full cover on her blog…