Sunday, 29 September 2013

Month of Guests 2013: Jennifer L. Armentrout

I love Jennifer L. Armentrout - like seriously.  She's amazing.  I am in love with her Lux and Covenant series, as well as all her NA books (written under J. Lynn).  And she has dragged the drop-dead gorgeous Daemon Black here for me to interview!

Bloggers.  Here are some things you should know about Daemon Black:
  • He’s unbelievably hot (but don’t tell him that.  His ego’s big enough already).
  • He’s kind of a jerk (okay, a massive jerk) but we love him anyway.  (Don’t tell him that either.  His ego really doesn’t need to be any bigger.)
  • He has a big ego (if you hadn’t picked up on that already).
  • He’s an alien – a Luxen, to be precise (weirdly enough, this really is only 4th on the priority list…  Weird, huh?)
  • He’s dating Katy Swartz, a human (more or less) and a book blogger (which means we love her.  Book bloggers together!). 
  • He is the star of the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
  • And he is here today…

Me: Anyway, hi Daemon.  It’s great having you here!  Now first off, you’re dating a book blogger.  Well done: you obviously have exceptional taste.  But for those bloggers who don’t know who you are, would you be able to describe yourself in one sentence?   
Daemon: Oh, I only need two words.  Ridiculously sexy.
My Inner Babble: Told you he had a freakishly big ego.
                                      Dammit, though, he’s right.                                                             

Me: Ok, you’re an alien – a Luxen.  Do you remember much of your journey to Earth – and of how you felt when you got here?  
Daemon: Since we can bend time and space, the actual journey to Earth was incredibly fast.  We came here because our planet was destroyed, so I felt displaced when we first arrived.  I didn’t want to be here, but I knew I needed to take care of Dee and Dawson so I was focused on them.
 My Inner Babble: Yeah, he does have his moments though…  Sigh…  You can almost forget about the ego when he talks like this…

Me: Careful not to give any spoilers, can you tell us anything about what happens in the latest book that is obviously all about you: Origin?  
Daemon: I can’t give any specific details but I can say that something really big happens in Origin that’s a game changer.
My Inner Babble: I’ll say!  I think that just calling it ‘game changer’ might be a bit of a understatement!!  World-ender, maybe.  Brain-exploder…
The cover though...  Yum...

Me: How did you… get through the events of Origin?  I know you’re strong, but under those circumstances…  Well, I wouldn’t be able to keep it together even for an instant.   
Daemon: I wasn’t keeping it together.  I completely lost it at first.  But that wasn’t going to help Kat so I needed to get a grip and channel my energy.
My Inner Babble: And there’s that sweet, protective side again…  This guy has more layers than I can wrap my head around!

Me: Speaking of Origin: you get loads of your own chapters!   I know all us bloggers are ridiculously pleased about that.  Does it feel good to finally get to tell your side of the story?  
Daemon: As much as I trust Kat, I’m sure that her accounts of me don’t accurately reflect my awesomeness.  So, yeah, it’s good to tell my side of everything.
My Inner Babble: The Ego, honestly...  But yeah.  He wasn’t always shown in the most favourable light – especially in Obsidian and Opal.  Still managed to make me love him, though, even when he was being a colossal jerk.

Me: Now don’t take this the wrong way, but you’re kind of a jerk – especially to Kat at the beginning of your…relationship.  But lately we've got to see your sweet side – and it is super sweet.  You like to snuggle, are the sweetest boyfriend and you even said the 'l' word, albeit under rather dismal circumstances...  But still: loads of growth.  I've gone slightly off topic – if I had a topic to begin with...  The question is: do you feel like Kat's made you a better person and do you have any more sweetness beneath the prickles?  
Daemon: I am absolutely certain that Kat’s made me a better person.   I’ve always been loyal and protective of my family, but she’s brought out something in me that I didn’t ever care to know could be a part of who I am.  I knew that I couldn’t get any hotter, but I didn’t realize that I could have the depth of the feelings that I have for Kat.
My Inner Babble: Melts inside…

Me: I love something you once said to Katy: "I'm perfect in all the ways that count".  In private when your ego isn't around, I might say that I totally agree.  But now I'm going to ask what exactly makes you think you so perfect?  And how the hell did your ego get so big?  
Daemon: Is that a serious question?  I mean, have you seen me?
My Inner Babble: Hmm… Looking… looking… looking… Yeah, I get it now.  Well, maybe not.  I might need to look a little longer…

Me: As mentioned earlier, Kat is a blogger.  This means she’s got to have one or two book boyfriends, like the rest of us.  (Though unlike us, she has you – lucky kitty.)  Does that make you jealous?  
Daemon: Me? Jealous of some tool in a book?  I don’t think this can be a serious question either.
My Inner Babble: Just FYI, my understanding of the ego often vanishes whenever he opens his mouth.

Me: After everything you and Katy have been through, how much do you think you’ve changed?  And would you change anything you did to her at the beginning of your relationship if you could?  
Daemon: I think mostly my priorities have changed because Kat’s become the most important person in my life.  Would I change anything about the beginning of our relationship?  Yes.  I would protect her better because I know that she has gotten hurt because of me.  I’ve let her down, and I won’t do it again.  I’m getting her back.  Period.
 My Inner Babble: Ok, I take what I just thought back.  He’s perfect…  And so sweet.  He’s just prickly to hide it.  And by prickly I do mean egotistical, a total jerk and totally stab-worthy.  But it’s all worth it when you get those glimpses of the Real Daemon…  Sigh…

Me: What's next for you and Katy do you think?  
Daemon: I can’t think beyond getting her back right now.  That’s the only reason for anything that I do at this point.
My Inner Babble: Awwwwww….

Quick-Fire Questions:
Books or movies?  Movies
Puppies or kittens?  One Kitten in particular
Favourite food?  Ice cream
Favourite place?  The lake where I take Kat
Favourite TV show (like I don’t already know the answer…)?  Ghost Investigators
Favourite song?  Hungry Like the Wolf
Tell us one thing we don’t know about you.  I’m not going to divulge any of my secrets.

Me: Oh, and a quick question to Jennifer, who was kind enough to bring Daemon along today (and by ‘bring’, I’m pretty sure I mean ‘drag’…): Why do you insist on leaving all your books on the worst cliff-hangers possible?  Do you want us to go mad?  And what is next for Daemon and Katy and everyone?!?!?!  
Jennifer: I don’t think that all of my books have the worst cliffhangers possible, but, if it makes you feel better, I will tell you that Origin doesn’t have a big cliffhanger ending.  There is something big that happens at the end of Origin, but it definitely doesn’t leave you hanging like Opal.  As for what’s next…you will just have to wait and see!
My Inner Babble: Wait a second, Origin didn’t end on a cliffhanger?!?!  I’d call that a cliffhanger!!  I was curling up in a ball and then rocking in a corner for days!!!  I can’t wait for Book Five – I need it!!! ;)

Thank you so much for stopping by!! :D
My Inner Babble: Now what do I need to do to make you both stay and for Jennifer to tell me what happens next and for Daemon to stay forever…?


Oh, thank you so much Jennifer!!  This has been sooo much fun!!  
And congratulations on Lux being optioned as a film!!  I am so freaking excited - I cannot wait!!  And then Covenant has been optioned as a TV series too!!  I literally died when I found out - which was, unfortunately, after this interview!  :D
Hope you all enjoyed the interview - and that you will check Lux out after this interview with the hotness that is Daemon!!  I can't believe I was such a fangirl (actually, I totally can...)  And don't forget to follow Jennifer's Site, follow her on Twitter and Facebook, and check out her books on Goodreads!   Oh, and check out all the Lux jewellery on Hebel Designs too!! :D
And keep up to date with MonthOfGuests on Twitter using #MonthOfGuests2013! And stop by tomorrow for a brilliant post by the amazing Katie Dale!!


# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.
All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.
Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.
She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.
Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

1 comment:

yaescapefromreality said...

I'm a huge Jennifer Armentrout fan! Love the Lux series, love the Covenant series (can't wait for Sentinel in November) and I'm excited about her new series. Gargoyles? I'm there! Fun post! ~Pam