Thursday, December 29, 2011

Support Alex TODAY in the Heronine Tourney with INCENTIVES & GIVEAWAY

Today on StuckInBooks, I have Katy to tell us why we should support Alex in the Heroine Tourney.

“Hey guys, I’m Katy from Katy’s Book Obsession.”  (You might also know me from OBSIDIAN by Jennifer L Armentrout.)

“I’m here on StuckInBooks today to advocate for one of my favorite heroines, Alex from HALF-BLOOD.”

“Hey Kitten, what ya doing?”

Totally inserting a frownie face here >: ( 
See. Frownie face. 

“Daemon?  Is that you? What are you doing in the middle of my guest post?”

“You underestimate my…um abilities.”

I hear him laughing but he’s nowhere in sight. Damn, did I ever underestimate his abilities.

“Dang you, Daemon, what do you want?”

“Want to go for a walk with me?”

“Seriously?  Did Dee put you up to this? Are you looking for bonus points again?”

“I do like bonus points.  You willing to help me out?”

“No, I have to finish this guest post and you’re filling it up with blue writing!”

“What if I help you finish your post, then will you go for a walk with me?”

Sigh. “Maybe.”

“What are we writing about?”

“Um… you sure about this? Fine, whatever.  I’m writing about Alex from HALF-BLOOD.  She’s in a heroine tourney today and I want my peeps to vote for her.”

“A heroine tourney?”

“Yeah, the girls over at YA Sisterhood are holding a tournament, you know with brackets and all.  Today’s vote is between Alex from HALF-BLOOD and Katniss from HUNGER GAMES.  I need to convince my peeps to VOTE TEAM ALEX.”

“Okay, convince me.”

“What do you mean convince you?”

“Well, if you can convince me, then you can convince anyone, right?  So convince me to VOTE for Alex.  What’s she like?”

“Um… well Alex is a half-blood…”

“A what?”

“She’s half human, half Hematoi.  Hematoi are godlike and control the elements but half-bloods are either forced into servitude or trained to protect the pure-bloods.  That’s what Alex has been training to do, well sort of.  Her mom took her away for a few years without explaining why but then her mom was attacked by daimons and …”

“I didn’t attack her mom.”

“No, no, daimons!  They’re Pure’s that have been turned… never mind.  The point is that Alex had to stand up and fight against something horrific.  She was tortured, basically, and still protected her friend Caleb.  In the end, she had to make a really tough decision that I can’t get into because it’s way too spoilery.”

“Damn, she’s one tough cookie.”

“Yeah and she is one kick ass fighter too.  Turns out she’s a lot more than just a half-blood, but again, way too spoilery. But let’s say, she makes the Luxen looked like cabbage patch dolls.” 

“So she’s tough.  What else?”

“Tough, strong, brave…”

“Yeah, I get it.  You’re tough too, what else?”

“Well Aiden thinks she’s beautiful.”


“Aiden is the pure blood that trains Alex.  She’s trying to catch up cause her mom took her away and she missed a bunch of stuff.  He gives her… private lessons.”

“Really?  How private?”

“No not like that – geez Daemon.  They can’t be together cause he’s a pure and she’s a half-blood.  It’s forbidden.”

“So what you’re telling me is that she is constantly tempted by something she can’t have but she keeps coming back?”

“Definitely and she’s got it bad for Aiden too.”

“Sounds like she’s trying to do the right thing.  I might like her.”

He was laughing again.

“You do not like her!  Whatever, she’s fictional.  You probably would like her, she’s funny.”


“Well snarky funny.  I do think you guys would get along but she might kick your butt.”

Now I’m laughing.

“There you go again, underestimating my … abilities.  I don’t think she’s faced someone with my power.”

“She’s faced some pretty crazy stuff including things that aren’t normally hanging around on Earth if you get my drift.”


“No I mean… never mind.  You know what else you would like, she tells it like it is. Kind of like you.”

“What’s that supposed to mean?”
“Well Alex risks servitude all the time cause she won’t let people get away with stuff.  When someone pisses her off, she tell them straight out.  Sound familiar?”

“I have no idea what you’re talking about.  Is it time for our walk yet?”

“I never said I was going with you.”

“But you are going, Kitten.”

He steps in the room with a huge smile on his face, a laptop in his hands.

“Sorry, Valerie, for all the extra text.  You can delete Daemon if you want.  But everyone VOTE for ALEX today.”

Thanks Katy, and I’d never delete Daemon.  Pretty sure he wouldn’t like it. 

You got that right. So, yeah, vote Alex FTW!


AND there are incentives again. SQUEE!

Here's what Jennifer is promising as the votes roll in...

250 votes: a teaser from Pure
500 votes: a teaser from Onyx
750 votes: a teaser from Pure and Onyx
1,000 votes: a POV from Daemon (Obsidian)

And that's not all.

1250 votes: a teaser from Seth's POV in Pure
1500 votes: a teaser from Shadows.
WINNING votes: a teaser from Pure, Shadows, Onyx, and Cursed


And for every 1000 votes, JLA will give away an ARC of Pure, up to 6000 votes
ARC will be given away on Twitter
***Other Giveaways*** 
Alex's advocate, Momo, over at Books Over Boys still has her giveaway going for a copy of DIAMON, HALF-BLOOD & PURE.  So go check that out here.

Now it's my turn...

Spread the word for my girl, Alex and enter to win a pre-order of PURE.  Yep. And it's international as long as Book Depository ships to you.  Just find a way to spread the word about voting for Alex then fill out the Rafflecopter below.  

I am adding 5 tweeting buttons BUT they must be done at least an hour apart.  Last time, I had to delete a lot of entries for people that just did them one right after another.  The rafflecopter logs when they come in so I can easily tell and I will DELETE entries that don't comply with the rules.

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  1. Awesome post Val! :) I had lots of fun reading this one and I was so thinking, "Oooooh, I'm liking Daemon." Ha, haven't even read about him yet. <333

    Thanks for the support!

  2. Awesome post! I needs to get Obsidian! I voted for Alex.

  3. I won't enter because I won the last time, but I will tweet like crazy:)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Alex FTW!

  4. What a great Post Valerie! Of course you know I voted, and threatened friends and family to vote lol! I have a post and giveaway up on my blog too.Alex FTW!! Go #HalfBloodLegion! Woot Woot!