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!!!Cover reveal!!! for Enscrolled by Connie L. Smith!!!

Published June 20, 2014 by katheryn13

Hi!! It’s cover reveal time and look what we have?

Enscrolled: The Division Chronicles #3

By Connie L. Smith

 

In the aftermath of the latest battle, the stakes are higher than ever before, and time is hardly an ally to Nicholai’s army of paranormal soldiers. The Tomes remain hidden, their secrets the only chance the warriors possess of forever closing the Division and saving their world from a brutal finale.

But with every second that passes, the Division expands, more demons – equipped with an incurable toxin – managing to enter the realm to inflict their terror where they can. The clock is ticking on the soldiers already tainted with the venom, their lives depending on the quick creation of an unknown antidote. And beyond those worries, reason exists to suspect that magic might be vanishing. Should that belief prove true, the ramifications could cripple the army’s abilities, insurmountably, prior to the war’s conclusion.

Never has the conflict felt quite as desperate to the Essenced soldiers, danger escalating and hope lessening with the slow drain of each issue’s hourglass.

Will the answers to these dilemmas surface in time, or will the efforts of the band of warriors fail to prevent the ruin of the world?

 

 

Ready for the cover?

 

Release Date: Fall 2014

 

Excerpt

McKenna watched him leave before refocusing on Johnny, confused at the expression her boyfriend wore. “What are you smirking at?”

            He shrugged. “I’m just not sure how this could be such a bad memory. My girl glued to my side.” Wiggling his eyebrows, he continued. “Playing nurse…”

            “Well, you are poisoned,” she deadpanned. “That puts a damper on these types of situations for most people.”

            “Oh, you’re serious again.” His smirk broadened. “Are you gonna yell at me like you did when my leg was broken? That was attractive…”

            Though she fought against it, her smile emerged, spreading over her lips as she shook her head. “You’re impossible. You know that?”

            “Nah. I just learned along the way how to make my girl smile.”

            Her grin lingered until her attention descended to his leg, the spot of the poison’s initial contact. Then she frowned, her eyes filling with tears and her hands beginning to tremble. Just ten days, she thought.

            “Hey.” Johnny cupped her face, gentling bringing her gaze to lock with his. “We’re not gonna think about that because that’s gonna get taken care of.” Tobias again entered the medical room, moving directly to the corner reserved for the cure’s research to recommence his work. “See?” Johnny nodded his head toward the angel. “Look how dedicated he is to finding this. Think of all the soldiers around us who are perfectly capable of getting whatever weird ingredients he comes up with. If you do, ten days will seem like a lifetime, because it’s plenty of time.”

            And then she was the one smirking. “That’s quite optimistic.”

            He laughed, shrugging. “I told you that you’re rubbing off on me.”

            “And you’re trusting others. Like you finally flipped a switch.”

            “It isn’t like flipping a switch.” He smiled, revisiting the lecture she’d given him while stranded on a cliff. “It’s like deciding not to be in the darkness anymore. You take steps, and the light comes a little at a time until the darkness is gone.”

            She quirked an eyebrow, chuckling. “That seems vaguely familiar.”

            “Someone really smart once told me that.” Pulling her closer, he tapped the tip of her nose with his finger. “She was really hot, too.”

 

Enter the Goodreads Giveaway for the first book in the series Essenced!

Don’t miss the first two books in the series:

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About Connie L. Smith

Connie L. Smith spends far too much time with her mind wandering in fictional places. She reads too much, likes to bake, and will be forever sad that she doesn’t have fairy wings. And that she can’t swing dance. When she isn’t reading or writing, there’s a good chance she’s goofing off with her amazing, wonderful, incredible, fabulous nieces and nephew, or listening to music that is severely outdated. She has her BA from Northern Kentucky University in Speech Communication and History (she doesn’t totally get the connection either) and likes to snap photos. Oh, and she likes apples a whole big bunch.

 

Links:

Blog/Main Site: http://clsmithbooks.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clsmithbooks

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7257320.Connie_L_Smith

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/conniel0194/

 

5 stars to Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published August 29, 2013 by katheryn13

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?

And will they even be together?

Review:

Warning: i just finished the book and I’m not okay.

If you know anything about me then you’re aware that Jennifer L. Armentrout is my favorite author. Well, she out did herself with this book and that says something.

ORIGIN begins where OPAL left off. Katy is captured by Daedalus. And Daemon is willing to do literally anything to save her.
A lot happens in ORIGIN. It’s like a Lux book on steroids. There’s a whole lot of action, way more than the previous books. The continuous action and plot twists had me on edge throughout the whole book. Like I said, a whole lot happens in the fourth instalment of Lux. And most of it is totally mind-blowing. So prepare yourselves, people, because you’re either going to want to murder Jen after this cliffy or you’ll be too shocked to even think about anything other than “WTF”. And it’s not even just the cliffhanger. It’s the whole freaking book. [deep breaths]

Where romance is concerned- well, it’s JLA. There are so many hot scenes in this book. I’m pretty I swooned multiple times in the hours it took me to read ORIGIN. It’s not even just the white hot passion between Katy and Daemon (even though I do adore their sexy chemistry). Their relationship is taken to a whole other level. Their love for each other is so obvious, and they do anything but stop showing it. The sweetness of it all is otherworldly. Keep in mind that Katy is almost nineteen in this book so the hot scenes between her and Daemon are even hotter. Like I said, Lux on steroids. (◕‿◕✿)

Another thing that I adored is the focus is not completely on Katy and Daemon. There is a whole gang who are willing to help them (and themselves later on, since stuff happen). Katy and Daemon remain their awesome selves in this book. Katy is badass, funny and a plain HEROINE. I loved her even more in ORIGIN. She goes through a lot but she manages to stay sane and running. Daemon is, well, Daemon. I think that says everything there is to be said.

Now onto the rest of the gang. Let me just say how freaking much I love Luc. I swear I want to kiss those smart lips of his. And we finally get to know what he is! There’s a new character, too: Archer. He’s kind of the silent dude that can turn into a killing machine in seconds and you just can’t not swoon over him. Dee’s back! FINALLY. I missed her and her friendship with Katy. Also, the other Luxen we know are back, willing to help Daemon and Katy.

Last but not least, let’s take a moment to appreciate how damn good Jen’s writing is. It’s addictive, hilarious and incredibly vivid. The story flows so well you never get bored. However, in my opinion, her humour is what makes her books so good. She has a unique way to make a grave situation light through her characters. She can make you laugh and cry at the same time. And when a book does that to me I can honestly say that it’s a damn good book, alright.

If you like Lux and Jennifer L. Armentrout, you’re bounded to like ORIGIN. It has everything- action, romance, heartbreak, humour and many plot twists. By far, the best Lux book so far. Amazing!

– Helena

Jennifer L. Armentrout’s ORIGIN (Lux Series #4) COVER REVEAL

Published July 2, 2013 by katheryn13

It feels like it’s been FOREVER since Opal was released, and another FOREVER ago for Origin, but we can now reveal the cover for ORIGIN. The fourth and final Lux novel. If you’re anything like us, you’ve been bouncing in your seat, ready in waiting for this beauty, so I won’t make you wait much longer…

READY?

 

 

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Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.
After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.
All Katy can do is survive.
Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?
Together, they can face anything.  
But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?

*SCREAMS* WHAT A COVER! I love it. We all love it. Shame there’s no Katy this time, but still…How hot does Daemon look? Am I right or am I right? *fans self*

Well if you haven’t put this on your TO-READ list already, DO IT NOW. I hope that if you’ve read the series, that’s a no-brainer, but if you haven’t, then what are you still doing here? GO READ THEM!

OBSIDIAN, ONYX AND OPAL can be found at most and any bookstores and e-book websites. And trust me when I say they are HOT and FEISTY. Brilliant paranormal thrillers with so much sexual tension you’ll want to scream.

 

As for Origin, here are the linky-links for where to pre-order if you haven’t already:

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13644052-origin

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Origin-Lux-Series-Entangled-Teen/dp/1622660757/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/origin-jennifer-armentrout/1114855732

Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Origin-Lux-Series-4-Jennifer-Armentrout/9781622660759

The book will be releasing on 27th August 2013 with our Entangled Teen line.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumours 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 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.

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

Additional links to Jennifer’s pages:

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JLArmentrout.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout

Website:http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/

 

5 stars to Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published June 20, 2013 by katheryn13

He’s arrogant, domineering, and… To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something… unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter

Review:

Another story within the world of Lux, as we thought. This story actually is on the other side… the Arum side! It’s a very interesting read because as I read previous stories, Arum are the bad guys; but I think I have a new respect so to speak for the Arum now that I read this story. It’s SO good. Seriously.

Guess I should start with the characters. Hunter and Serena. Swooooon!

Reminder. This is a stand-alone book, based off the Lux series. There is even a slight appearance of the famous Daemon in here, though you wouldn’t know it unless you read the series and knew of the event well enough.

Okay, back to Hunter. He is an Arum. Obviously hot and hot and hotter. But he has such a bad attitude for the most part. He is bossy, cocky, and just all over the place. He wants to be nice but he follows his true nature and is an asshole. He is very confusing for me and I didn’t like him at first. He was creeper in my eyes. Too cocky too! He would always make comments like “I know you want me” or something and I’m just like… well that’s only because you’re hot and you can see a person’s emotion based on the vibe?

It’s interesting though because you can clearly see he has a soft spot but he just doesn’t know what to do with it. You learn more about him and you meet his really nasty brother first. Oh, he is a triplet! Three hotties. SWOOON NOW!

BUT the one brother is more of an asshole then he is. Shocking, because Hunter is pretty bad! His other brother… I like him. He wants to be among the humans. He has respect and I feel like he looks at people as equal and it’s refreshing.  Hunter also has a sister. Won’t tell you anything about her, may be spoilers! Anywho… I learned to like Hunter. He grew on me. He learned control, he felt things, he grew as a HUMAN I think.

It was really interesting to read because you could tell that he had no idea what was going on. FEELING things were too “human” for Arum and he truly began to feel emotions and care and become human. It was a beautiful thing. The moment I knew he changed was when he called Serena “mine”. He was shocked himself, he didn’t know why he said it or what he meant by it but we all knew… it was obvious! I loved the way he protected Serena. He was drawn to her for poor reasons and I felt bad about the situation that brought the two together… but when they are together, it’s like HOT electricity! I was fanning myself a few times.

Okay… so I think I just talked a lot about Hunter. Serena! Man I want her as my best friend! She is 20 something I think? It says it in the story I know that. She is counselor, which I like.  She is the best friend I would want. She is calm, very laid back in my mind. But… the way she wants revenge and justice just screams LOYALTY.

That’s the quality you want in a friend. She fights and fights hard! She has to go through some traumatic things and she still fights hard. I mean, she falls for an Arum, learns about aliens, and still wants justice for what happens to her friend. I love her! She is a strong woman. She may be a little… gentle? I’m not sure what word I’m really looking for her… but she seems innocent I guess… that’s a better word! She’s strong, loyal, and committed. Truly what you look for in a main character, I think.

In all, I really really enjoyed this story. I love the Lux series… and this just opened my eyes a little bit about the Arum. Kinda made me not want to hate them so much, but we will have to see. Hunter may have just been an exception. ;) If you like the Luxen, you will like this story. It’s got action, fighting, drama, love, heart break… it’s an emotional roller coaster that you won’t want to get off of. I’m sad it’s a stand-alone actually! The ending was nice… but I felt it had a good cliffhanger that could lead right into another book!! I want more of Hunter, more of Serena!! Fingers crossed for more because they were addicting.

Amazing story. Go read it. You love Lux you will love this Arum, I can promise that! You may even switch sides like me!!

 

-Christy Lyn

FRIGID Pre-Order Promo & Chapter Reveal (&More!)

Published June 17, 2013 by katheryn13

YO GUYS AND GALS, WE’RE MIGHTY EXCITED. Today we have FOUR HUGE SURPRISES for you!

If you’re a fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout, her novel FRIGID (writing as J. Lynn) is set to release on e-book at the end of July. If you’re anything like us, you’re probably on pins and needles and just cannot wait to get your hands on a copy of this book.

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FRIGID has already been given the honour of being named a Romantic Times Top Pick and we’re super excited for you to be able to read it as well!

Well, there’s good news! Are you ready for those four great surprises? Here we go!

1. Due to all the excitement surrounding FRIGID, there is now a special e-book pre-order promotion. Thanks to the magic fairies, a deal has been made with the distributor to release FRIGID a full two weeks early — on JULY 15th!!! — if the e-book pre-order goal is met. That’s right, if you are like the rest of us and want to be able to read FRIGID in its entirety before its original release date, all you have to do is PRE-ORDER THE E-BOOK NOW! What are you waiting for? GO! Pre-order it!

Pre-Order Links: Barnes & Noble / Amazon

2. Need something to hold you over until FRIGID releases? Well, starting right now, you can read the first three chapters of FRIGID for free! Just click on the link below:

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3. Can’t get enough of the hot FRIGID cover? Want to see some behind the scenes photos that are sure to make you swoon? You’re in luck! Below you can watch a slideshow of all the behind the scenes photos from the photo shoot! Go on and watch it. We’ll wait, because there is still one more great surprise!

 

4. And last but not least, if you live near Philadelphia, PA (USA) you’re in for a very special treat — Jennifer will be in Philly in November signing not only FRIGID but also the last book in her immensely popular COVENANT series, SENTINEL! But that’s not all, Adam, the super hot cover model from FRIGID will be there as well! So, yes, you’ll get to meet Jennifer and Adam! Plus, there will be other great prizes that you seriously won’t want to miss out on (dinner with the author and model, perhaps?)! Stay tuned for more details to come!

We hope you’re as excited as we are! So now….Go pre-order FRIGID! Go read those chapters! Go watch that slideshow! And Enjoy!

 

Cover Reveal: OBSESSION by JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT

Published May 8, 2013 by katheryn13

Here at the Book Nerd club, we’re so very pleased to be taking part in this amazing cover reveal of Obsession by the lovely Jennifer L. Armentrout. We’re all very excited to see this beauty. 

So here goes:

OBSESSION-final coverHe’s arrogant, domineering, and… To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something…unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life…or is it Hunter?

It is slightly different to what we usually promote on this blog, but we’re pretty sure you’ll be dying to read it as much as we are. If you haven’t already added this to your to-read list, you should now!

The book will be released on the  31st May 2013 with Entangled’s Covet line.

OBSESSION Link: Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14060046-obsession

GO GO GO GO!

Jennifer L. Armentrout author photoABOUT THE AUTHOR:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout 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 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.

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

Additional links to Jennifer’s pages:

 Twitter: https://twitter.com/jlarmentrout

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout

Website:http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/

 

5 stars to Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L Armentrout

Published January 5, 2013 by katheryn13

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger… and they know it

 

I wanna cry. I wanna cry. I wanna cry.

I’m writing this literally minutes after finishing the book and I wanna cry. That ending. No words can describe how I am feeling without giving anything away. I wanna cry. It’s devastating! Just.. down right DEVASTATING! And now, I have to wait… WAIT for the next book to come out. I think a little piece of me died when I finished this book. I literally cannot describe it without wanting to cry about it…

Overall, it’s an amazing story! Beautiful things happen in this and  so many sad things…

It’s very well written and I was engrossed throughout; I couldn’t get enough. It took will power to put the book down and stop reading. Once I was about… 60% in, there was not enough will power and I just kept going and couldn’t stop. It was amazing.

I still wanna cry. I don’t know how else to review this book. It’s great. You will want to cry at the end, so be prepared! It may kill a part of you. It did for me. Now I have to recover somehow.

Beautiful. Devastating. Heartwarming. Heartbreaking.

I’m in love with this series and it’s going to kill me to wait for the next book… and I do mean it may possibly kill me.

– A review by Christy Lyn

 

 

 

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