Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Jennifer Armentrout Author Interview


Book Nerd Interview

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 also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is the author of the COVENANT Series (Spencer Hill Press), the LUX Series (Entangled Publishing), and the upcoming YA contemporary mystery/thrillers DON'T LOOK BACK (Disney/Hyperion Spring 2014) and yet untitled book (Disney/Hyperion tentative Fall 2014).

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Was there a defining moment during your youth when you realized you wanted to be a writer?

I don’t think there was one moment, but I grew up reading books, so it seemed natural that I’d be interested in writing my own stories. I wrote my first full length novel in long hand while I was in the 9th grade. It probably sucked.

What’s one thing that readers would be surprised to find out about you?

Um, zombies used to scare me to death.

What was the greatest thing you learned at school?

There are things you don’t want to do that you have to do.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received from another author?

You can’t make everyone happy and don’t try. It leads to nothing but misery.

Can you tell us when you started Obsidian (Lux Series #1), how that came about?

Obsidian is the story that almost didn’t happen. My editor on my adult series had asked if I was interested in coming up with a story that focused around aliens in high school. That was all she gave me—come up with a story that has… Aliens. In. High School. And I laughed, because who wanted to read about aliens in high school and I said no. But the more I thought about it, I came up with the characters and the rest just took off.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating Daemon?

That people are attracted to the jerk.

You have the chance to give one piece of advice to your readers. What would it be?

I don’t think I have any advice to give the readers. I mean, I hope they enjoy the story, but reading is so subjective and is truly in the eye of the reader. But I had to give some kind of general advice it would seriously be to follow your dreams and do what makes you happy.

When asked, what’s the one question you always answer with a lie?

I think I always answer the questions honestly. At least, I hope. =)

What's the worst summer job you've ever had?

Working at Burger King. Enough said.

When was the last time you cried?

I think the last time I got all teary-eyed was when I said goodbye to Pepe and Sztella. I don’t cry a lot though. It takes a lot for me to do that.

Most horrifying dream you have ever had?

I used to have these dreams were I was stuck in a maze trying to follow someone. Those dreams were horrendous because I could never get out of the maze or find the person.



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.


You can purchase Obsidian (Lux #1) at the following Retailers:
    


And now, The Giveaways.
1 Winner will receive a copy of  Obsidian (Lux #1)  by Jennifer Armentrout.


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142 comments:

  1. I use a natural bar shampoo that I order from Witches Brew Soaps online.

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  2. L'oreal Professional ABSOLUT REPAIR CELLULAR SHAMPOO

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  3. A funny question....
    I use Herbal Essences : )
    Lovely interview!

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  4. Herbal Essences! For my wild and curly hair!
    "People are attracted to the jerks" No, all of them, only Daemon! LOL! Thanks for the interview Jean! (Ileana-rafflecopter)

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  5. That new Clear or Clean by Heidi Klum.

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  6. Alberto Balsam Tea Tree shampoo or Pantene Repair & Protect shampoo

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  7. Head and Shoulders thanks to my hair dresser.

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  8. i use a berry smelling one, cant remember the brand but its a cheap one lol

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  10. I use L'oreal. Great question. :)

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  11. I use Elseve - L'Oreal.
    Thanks for the giveaway. I can't wait to read this book.

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  12. Great question, I use Elvive-L'Oreal.
    Demitra Giote

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  13. Aussie, bc it smells so damn good.

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  14. I use one that has an apple smell but can't remember the name LOL mind blank!

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  15. Right now I'm using Aussie but I much prefer Redken

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  16. Suave Keretin is the shampoo I use. I don't spend a lot of money on shampoos :)

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  17. Hydralicious Herbal Essences. I <3 it!!

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  18. It depends, I change it about every two weeks right no I'm using John Frieda sheer blonde..

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  19. I use Pantene or Biolage

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  20. Redken all the way! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  21. iam use clear or dove..
    thanks for the chance to win

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  22. I use Organix as advertise on Dr. Oz

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  23. I usually use Tresemme but, I am not picky with my shampoo

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  24. in portuguese it's called phytoervas, it's a herb shampoo :)

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  25. Pantene for fine hair! :) Anything to give me just a little volume!

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  26. Any shampoo that's on sale... :)

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  27. I use Suave Keratin Infusion for color treated hair. Works wonders!! :)

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  28. I use TRESemme Color Revitalize Color Protection Shampoo at the moment for my purple hair :)

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  29. I like to change my shampoo but mostly I use Herbal Essences and Sunsilk.

    Thank you for the giveaway Jennifer and Jean... the book seems very interesting love Myths.

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  30. Right now... anti-dandruff shampoo & anti hair fall by Fructis, pair with Gliss curly hair conditioner.

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  31. I use Clear Shampoo & Conditioner

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  32. Pantene.. or any shampoo that fall in my hands!

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  33. I use many different brands of shampoos. I use Giovanni Triple Treat and a brand I order called Elucence Moisture Benefits

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  34. Cream of Nature, it leaves my hair really smooth!

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  35. I use Panteen for thick and curly hair.

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  36. Hmm, it varies, but I prefer Panteen.

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  37. I am a fan of the Garnier Fructis Length and Strength personally. It is the only thing I will use.

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  38. Vaseline shampoo, haha
    weird question!

    Samaine@Bookworms Avenue

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  39. What a creative question ! Mine is Ice Cool Clear. :)

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  40. hahaha funny question! :D Um, usually milk&honey or something with strawberry :P :P

    LOVED the interview!! JLA rocks :D :D

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  41. I change shampoo every three months, but at the moment I am using Big Sexy Hair Shampoo :D!

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  42. I can't remember the name of it but it's purple and the hair salon use it. I know my conditioner is loreal lol. :)

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  43. I use Garnier Naturals, they are great :D

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  44. Herbal Essence

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway hun <3

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  46. I use Suave Professionals Shampoo, Almond & Shea Butter

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  47. i accidentally wrote sollange when entering my facebook name following you on facebook :/ its supposed to be solange!
    i use head & shoulders :)

    thank you for the giveaway :)

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  48. I use whatever we have available!!! Right now I'm using some no name brand I've never heard of! LOL!

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  49. Fructisse and I love it

    Thanks for the giveaway

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  50. Herbal Essences for curly hair.

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  51. Right now I'm using Milk & Honey from Oriflame.

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  52. I use John Frieda's Sulfate Free Color Treated shampoo

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  53. Redken for color-treated hair (dyed it red a few months ago!)

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  54. I don't really fuss that much over which shampoo I use. Just that I change it and my conditioner periodically.

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  55. Some Russian shampoo with honey. It does wonders on me ;)

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  56. Whatever I can purchase for free with my coupons!

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  57. The Aussie line for coloured hair:)they are amazing:)

    thank you for the interview and the giveaway:D

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  58. I use Vosene, I have done so since being a child, Thankyou for a wonderful giveaway x x

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  59. head and shoulders. random question. haha. i love it.

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  60. I use Clear. One of the best shampoo's i've ever used. I loveeeeeee it!!!

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  61. Head and Shoulders...keeps the dandruff away! :D

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  62. I change a lot, but recently I've been using Tresemme (I don't remember exactly how it's spelt, even though I just got a shower a few hours ago).


    Nazish @ Nazish Reads

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  63. head and shoulders... which is something I don't like to admit to. Who wants the world to know they have to use dandruff shampoo... :(

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  64. funny question :p
    i use Clear Shampoo for women, soft and shiny
    thanks for the chance to win :)

    sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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