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Apr 2, 2013

Apollyon Blog Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway


Welcome to my stop on the Apollyon Blog Tour hosted by the uber awesome, Valerie, from Stuck In Books. I am a huge fan of the Covenant series and it's especially special to me because it's the first series of JLA's that I stumbled upon; it has the most special place in my heart of books. Anyway, I am honored to be able to have a spot on this tour!

For today's stop, I've got the super talented and ever so awesome, Jennifer L. Armentrout here with an interview. Along with that interview, I've got one heckuva giveaway to share with you that Spencer Hill Press is sponsoring. So much awesome to win that you can't miss out -- you just can't!

Also, throughout this two week tour, all ten blogs participating will have a letter for you to collect that will come together to form a short phrase (all capitals, no spaces) that will UNLOCK a scene from Aiden's POV.

Not just any scene, though.

It's that scene from Deity. (Chapter 22 - look it up in Deity)

Although I've yet to get my hands on a copy of Deity, I already know how much you'll want this scene and umm... hello, did you not catch the part where it says AIDEN'S POV?! Hells yes!

The letter for my stop is:

Stuck In Books will have the Aiden POV scene on Friday, April 12th! Assemble your code to unlock it!

About the book:

Apollyon (Covenant, #4)Title: Apollyon (Covenant, #4)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: April 9, 2013


Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.

Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.
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Author interview:

Hi Jennifer! Thank you so much for stopping by Books Over Boys today! It is such a pleasure to have you here! Let’s start off with some icebreakers, shall we?
-- Thank you for having me!

Q. If you had to describe yourself using three words, they would be…
A. Addicted to caffeine

Q. If you were stranded on an island and were allowed one wish, what would it be?
A. To not be stranded on an island

Q. I am a slogan and it says…
A. A slogan? Giggles.
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Now, let’s talk about writing and books, eh?
-- Cool.

Q. What about writing captivates you the most?
A. The ability to create an entire world with people that become real.

Q. What do you feel is the most significant change since the release of Half-Blood, whether it’s book-wise or just in your life, in general?
A. So much has changed since the release of my first book. It’ll be two years in October and while I’ve accomplished a lot, there’s still a lot for me to learn and grow from.

Q. Which character have you enjoyed getting to know the most over the course of writing the Covenant series?
A. Most definitely Alex. Out of all my books, I think she is the one with the most growth and development.

Q. What’s your favorite (non-spoilery) quote from any of the five books in the Covenant series?
A. ‘If a died a virgin in this craphole, I was going to be pissed off in the afterlife.’ Or some variation of that one.

Q. If you could introduce one of your characters from the Covenant series to any character from another book, who would it be and why?
A. I would introduce Seth to Daemon, because I think that would be entertaining.

Q. What element of a story do you feel is the most important and is necessary in most, if not all, novels?
A. Characterization. You can have a shaky plot (you don’t want one, but hey, it happens), pacing issues, etc, but great character development can carry the story.

And lastly,

Q. What is one piece of advice that you would give to aspiring authors?
A. Write want you want to, not what you need to.
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Again, thank you so much for being here with us today!
-- Thanks for having me!


About the author:

J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet.

Connect with J. Lynn: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads




Giveaway Deets:

  • Signed copy of Apollyon
  • Signed copy of Elixir
  • Apollyon t-shirt (unisex)
  • + swag
  • Open internationally

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On Apollyon's official release day of April 9th, there will be a live chat with Jennifer L. Armentrout at 7 PM EST. Make sure you don't miss it as I'm sure there will be lots of epicness going down!

Tune into chat here.

Check out more stops on the Apollyon Blog Tour.

71 comments:

  1. Fabulous post! Thanks for being part of the tour.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  2. Thanks for being part of the tour, Momo! Fun interview!

    And for the record, if I were stranded on an island, I'd want Aiden with me. bahaha!

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  3. I am loving this tour.Thanks a lot for doing this.

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  4. THAT scene! Beyond excited! Thank you for the great interview :)

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  5. Omgosh awesome interview!

    Seth and Daemon in the same room oh my goodness. They'd either be best friends or at each other's throats!

    This was a really entertaining interview THANK YOU!

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  6. Looks like Jennifer took the easy way out for a lot of the miscellaneous questions haha. And I definitely agree that great characters can make or break a book!

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  7. Love the interview! Jen's favourite Covenant quote is also one of mine :P
    And I would kill to see Seth and Daemon have a conversation together, I'm imagining it already!

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  8. I can't wait to read Aiden's POV!!

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  9. I'm so excited for Apollyon! Can't wait to see how things develop! :)

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  10. I can't wait to read Apollyon and thanks for the book tour.

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  11. Amazing tour! I am a big fun of Covenant series and I can't wait to read Aiden's POV (Love him).

    Thank you for the great giveaway,
    Raffle name : Artemis

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  12. Please excuse me while I go fangirl in a corner...

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  13. Great Interview! I can't wait for this book!

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  14. Awesome interview!! She totally has it right with making sure that characterization is number one, though she excels in all of it!!

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  15. Can't wait to read Apollyon! :)

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  16. I've just started Deity and can't wait to see what happens! Love this series!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  17. Hahaha, that quote :) Great Interview! I enjoyed it!

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  18. Having Seth and Daemon meet? Jennifer PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN! The awesomeness that would result.....*giggling* ; )

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  19. Cant wait to read this book!!!!! Loved the interview those are always fun. Thank you for the giveaway:)

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  20. I need to read this... and Deity, that's coming my home since 3 weeks :( I hate my village... it's far far away...
    Thanks for the opportunity :)

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  21. I want this POV so badly it hurts! It. HURTS! Momo! ;) PUT ME OUT OF MY MISERY.....
    LOL

    excellent interview!

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  22. I can't wait for this! Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my all-time favorite authors, with some of my all-time favorite characters!

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  23. Great interview! Thanks for the giveaway, and I can't wait to read the scene from aiden's POV!

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  24. *grabs microphone* LOVED THAT INTERVIEW!!

    I think I love JLA a little bit more now :D

    Magen Corrie

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  25. OMG, I NEED this POV. *begs*

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  26. Can't wait for this book! Can't believe it's already April! Just finally pre-ordered this last night! >.< Great post!

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  27. Alex has definitely grown so much! I know I'll be very sad once this series is over. :'(

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  28. Great interview! Thanks for sharing!! Can't wait for Aiden's POV!!
    Brittany S

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  29. Caffeine is the only reason I'm alive right now. Otherwise I'd be dead from exhaustion. :P

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  30. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I can't wait to read this book.

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  31. I can't wait to read this book. I love all of Jennifer's books, and I feel like I have been waiting forever. Sooo excited!!!

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  32. Thanks for the giveway! this is like the Giveaway of my dreams lol I CANNOT wait to read this!!! Jennifer Armentrout is my favorite Author! Ugh 16 days is gonna be a long wait lol So excited! you rock!

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  33. I cannot wait to read this! Great series! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. Thanks for the interview and giveaway! :)
    Love Half-Blood books!!

    - Diana @amalia_chartres

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  35. Cannot wait for Apollyon!

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  36. to be honest i'm sure which scene it is but i can't resist jennifer's work
    thank you a lot for the international giveaway!

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  37. Great interview!

    Thank you so much for this giveaway and even more for it being international!

    Can't wait for next Tuesday!!

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  38. Thanks for sharing the interview and participating in the hop : )

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  39. Great interview & Qs. I love Jen's responses. I'd also like to see Seth & Daemon interact, lol.

    Vivian
    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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  40. Seth meeting Daemon? Yeah, that would be hilarious.

    Seth eyeballs Katy. Daemon puffs up. "You looking at my woman?"

    Seth rolls his eyes and makes a rude gesture.

    Daemon takes a step forward. "I'll smite your face off, pretty boy."

    Seth quirks a brow. "Do you even have all ten fingers, Alien boy?"

    Daemon turns into a blur of bright light, knocking Seth to his ass.

    All hell breaks loose.


    He he. Yeah, that would be funny.

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  41. Yay, what a great giveaway!
    Thanks,
    Ninja Girl

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  42. I love this books! I really need that POV! Great interview!

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  43. Omg a meeting between Seth and Daemon would be SO funny! Great post and giveaway :)

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  44. I'm looking forward to a great read thank you.

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  45. Great post hope you have an awesome week and weekend

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  46. Loved the interview :)
    So excited for this book to come out!

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  47. Thanks for this great interview! I totally agree that characters make the story! I can't wait to read this book!

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  48. Woot! Awesome!! It all started with Half-Blood....Aiden St.Delphi...

    Awesome post!

    Michelle

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  49. Apollyon! I can't wait! Just finished Deity a few weeks ago and I cried buckets towards the end. That was a great interview & I wish everyone the best of luck for the giveaway! :)

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  50. Thanks for the giveaway! I love this series ans I can't wait to read Apollyon!

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  51. Thnanks for the giveaway and the entertaining interview with J.A.

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  52. I can't wait to read Apollyon! Thanks for the awesome interview and giveaway! :D

    ~ Maida

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  53. I can't wait to read that chapter from Aiden's POV!! :) Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  54. Just finished Apollyon and can't wait to read Sentinel at the end of the year.

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  55. Thanks for the awesome post and giveaway, Momo! <3

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  56. I would really like to try out this series since I've hear many good words on it! I like all the covers!
    Thank you for this awesome chance :D!

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  57. Great interview! I can't wait to read the book!!! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  58. Love your interview! Thank you for this giveaway:)

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  59. Can't wait to read Apollyon!!!! Great interview! :)

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  60. Great giveaway!!!! I Love the series :)

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  61. Can't wait to read this book!!
    Love the interview and i really enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing :)

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  62. So excited, i'm looking forward to read this book!!

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  63. I am a new follower now and grabbed your button.
    love this giveaway!

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