Sunday, March 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Alex! Everyone is invited to the party! + a Present

My girl, Alex, from  
Jennifer L Armentrout's
awesome  Covenant Series is having a birthday!


It's her 18th Birthday - which if you've read the books is a BIG one.

Here is my official birthday wishes for her.

Hey Alex!  Made it to 18 in one piece?  Nice!  Kick some butt and don't let those daimons give you hell. AND very important here ----> Among the craziness that's bound to be your BD find some time to kiss someone you love!  Love you girl.  Valerie @

Thanks to Momo over at Books Over Boys, some of us are getting together to celebrate with a twitter party.

This is your official invite to join us! Hope you can join us.

Rendezvous with the #HalfBloodLegion on twitter at 7pmEST for a virtual birthday party for our girl, Alex!#Alex18Birthday

If you don't know my girl, Alex, then let me tell you a little bit about her.  I first met her is Half-Blood.  I thought she was one kick-butt heroine.  Check out my review of Half-Blood.


Then I went back and read Daimon and discovered that she has always been a little spitfire! Check out my review of Daimon.

One of my all time favorite quotes from Alex is this one from Half-Blood.
"I was gonna be super pissed in the afterlife if I died a virgin in this crap hole."
Then I got to interview her!

In honor of her birthday, I'm re-posting that interview for you.

I have Alex from Half-Blood here with me today. We’re here in the garden on campus.  Thanks for coming and talking to me.

"No problem. I kinda of miss talking to mortals if you can believe that."

When you were seven, you met the Minister.  You two didn’t really hit it off so well.  Can you tell us how you feel about that now?

She laughs.

"I feel pretty much the same thing I did then. I don't like it when people think they can just touch me. Violating space, much? I might not kick a minister today if one pinched me, but ... probably depends on my mood."

I love that you don’t take grief off of anyone.  Where do you think you get your passion from?

A thoughtful expression crosses her face.

"I don't know. My mom ... well, she was really gentle and soft spoken. I guess I got it from my father--that and my lack of height-- whoever he is. I was just born with this mouth much to everyone's dismay. Well, besides Caleb. He's finds it hilarious when I get all riled up about something. Aiden, on the other hand, looks like he wants to put a muzzle on me."

Your first crush was with a pure-breed guy.  How do you feel about the no pure/half relationships?

"It's really stupid."

Is it possible to every completely get over that first crush?

"No. Yes? I don't know."

She slumps back against the bench, staring at the nightshade bush.

"I don't think I did. How lame is that?"

Can you tell us about your first kiss?

"Wet. Sloppy. Traumatizing. Mainly because my first kiss was also Caleb's first kiss. We were kids and we saw two teenagers doing it and we were bored. Yeah, it scarred us both."

She shudders.

"It was like kissing your brother but worse. We'd starred at each other and then swore that would never, ever happen again."

If you could go on a date with Aiden or Seth (not both – definitely not both), what would you like to do? (Politics and rules aside)

"Yeah, going out with both of them would surely turn into a royal rumble. Both of them are like peacocks, fluffing their feathers at one another. It's ridiculous."

Alex hops up from the bench.

"If I went out on a date with Seth, the night would end with one of us killing the other, I'm sure. He takes douche baggery to a whole new level. But with Aiden?"

She sighs.

"Yeah, that's not even fair to dream about. That's all I can say."

What were your first impressions of Seth?

She snorts.

"At first, I was like holy daimon butt, he's hot. I mean, you can't help but notice that. Then I realized what he is and I had the misfortune of talking to him, and it totally ruined the whole physical thing he's got going for him."

Do you remember the first time you saw Aiden?  What was that like?

"I saw him before I left here, several times, while he was training. Even then, he was magnificent to watch."

Her cheeks turn a bright red.

"I can't believe I used the word 'magnificent'. Next question."

Can you describe Seth in three words?  What about Aiden?

"How about four words for Seth? 'Pain in my ass.' And for Aiden? 'He's my hero.' Seriously."

When you look at a guy for the first time, where are you looking?

"Their eyes."

Anything else you’d like to tell our readers?

"Not all pures are the same. I mean, most of them are giant a-holes, but not all of them. Some of them actually care about... us. And yeah, don't let Seth fill your head with his delusions of grandeur."


M&Ms or skittles?
Steak or Burger?
Both again. I like to eat.
Movies or DVD?
iPod or radio?
Diamonds or pearls?
Neither. I'm not a jewelry type of girl.
Silver or green eyes?
Silver. And yeah, I know what you're getting at.
Blond or dark hair?
Dark hair.

Thanks so much for the time Alex.  You have such a strong spirit, I’m rooting for you.

"Thanks for having me. I gotta run. It's Alex-getting-her-butt-kicked-time. See you around? Er, no we probably will never see each other again. Peace out, home skillet."

Now for the Present!

I've decided to do a quick comment giveaway for this.  After all, what's a birthday without presents.  Leave a comment telling me how you spent your 18th birthday or how you think Alex should celebrate hers (keep it clean guys).

Here's what's up for grabs.  Winner's choice of any of Jennifer L Armentrout's book in eBook format.  International as long as you can accept an eBook.  Extra entries for spreading the word about the twitter party tonight.  Ends at 12PM EST TONIGHT.

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  1. Awesome post as always, Valerie! Thanks so much for taking part and for hosting this awesome giveaway! :)

    I look forward to seeing you at the twittah party tonight! <333
    Fist bump #HalfBloodLegion!

  2. Um.... EAT LOADS OF ICE CREAM and party hard :P

  3. I spend my 18th Birthday with my family and boyfriend. We had dinner together. It wasn't extravagant, but I had a great time :)

  4. I spend my 18th birthday with my family and relatives! Not that extravagant since I've asked a laptop for my birthday. Its just a typical birthday, but I do had to have a huge cake, since I love cakes. xD

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  5. I spent mine drinking champagne with friends and family. Followed by getting a tattoo. I think she should do something similar. Food..tons of food too!

  6. It was very low key with my family but lots of yummy cake!

  7. My mom took me and some friends out to a nightclub :) snuck me drinks then she left early so we could party the night away! It was Awesome!!

  8. I had a family party! Which actually turned out to be pretty awesome. As for Alex, hmm, a birthday trip to the zoo, or a no-rules party, perhaps?

    Basically I just love this post SO SO SO SO much. I just finished PURE so I'm on a Covenant high. :D

  9. It was pretty much just me and my bffs hanging out watching movies and eating cake. lots and lots of yummy cake : )

  10. My 18th I invited my family over to my new place and we sat around joking and talking about old times. Then we grilled out. :)

  11. I didn't do anything big for my 18 th birthday, just hanged out with my family and had lots of cake and yummy BBQ ribs!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I have yet to celebrate my 18th! My 16th is coming up, though, and I'm excited!

    As for Alex, a quiet evening with Aiden is something I'm sure she'd enjoy, but not really legal, so...

  13. I suppose my 18th b-day was pretty uneventful since I can't remember what I did! I had just started my senior year of HS, so probably hung out with friends. My 16th and 21st were bigger b-days for me. :)

  14. I spent my 18th birthday having a big pizza party with my family and friends. Then my friends and I curled up for a scary movie marathon.

  15. I love your post! I don't remember my 18th Birthday but I'm sure Alex will a great one. :-D


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  16. Happy birthday! I spent mine with family and friends.

  17. For my 18th birthday, I had dinner with some of my friends. My best friend ended up staying the night and we had an icing fight. I had pink, blown, & green icing up my nose for 4 days.

  18. I celebrated my 18 birthday by going clubbing with my freinds, in my country your legal at 18, We had so much fun *sighs* good times! Now, in Alex's case, she's been through so much that I think she should go dancing and enjoy herself at least for one night, just one carefree night!
    Thanks for the give away :)

  19. i'd call 50 of my closest friends and have a major party

  20. Hi
    I don't really remember how I spent mi 18th BDay, but it was sure with my family.
    As there is no family (from what I've read so far), Alex should spend it with her friends.

  21. I had class on my 18th birthday. I arrived to school and was met with balloons and flowers from my friends. It was a nice day. I had only a few weeks left of high school, and I tried to enjoyed my time with my friends. To cap off my 18th birthday experience, I got to dissect a fetal pig. Definitely memorable and disturbing. Thanks for the chance to win! *fingers crossed*

  22. i spent my 18th birthday with my family. we just stay at home and had dinner and cake and then a few presents. it was nice because i had just moved back from another state and had missed them all like crazy.

    tammy ramey

  23. I turned 18 at a hockey tournament for my brothers team! So I got to spend it with family and friends. I couldn't have asked for a better day! I think Alex should do the same! Hang out with friends and just enjoy the day. Time is precious :)

  24. On my 18th birthday, I was on a cruise! During the day, I was in Puerto Rico, and I zip-lined through the forest during a thunderstorm. At night, I played the slot machines in the casino, and only got 2 dollars back.... I think i learned my lesson- Don't gamble haha. But it was awesome birthday!!!!
    Lena Marsteller :)

  25. I spent my 18th birthday getting my first tattoo (Dolphins on my lower back)...Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

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  27. I spent my 18th birthday doing a small swimming party with a group of friends and close family members. :D she should celebrate it having a good time .:D

  28. On my 18th birthday, my friends surprised me with a chocolate cake at school, since I wasn't planning on having a birthday party. We went to a free classroom during recess, then we cut the cake and they shoved some in my face :D. After that, we somehow started throwing it at each other. The classroom was a mess after that. We cleaned it up before the bell rang. In the evening my family and I went to dinner and after that we had cake :).

    Here's to many more happy and healthy birthdays full of great friends(and Aiden), Alex! *clink

  29. I spent my 18th birthday with my ex-boyfriend. Fancy dinner and all that. :| Now I feel stupid. My 21st was way better =D

  30. Mine 18th birthday was nothing special, just dinner with family if I recall correctly.
    Alex should just enjoy her day, you're 18 only once ;)

  31. Wow, this question made me think (showing my age).. I spent my 18th with my family & closest friends on a cabaret dinner on Sydney (Australia) harbour..

    Alex should live it up with her friends on her 18th or spend it with a certain someone special ;-)


  32. I spent my 18th birthday playing mariokart in the dorms with my friends. And then dancing like crazy at house parties! BEST TIME ever!!


  33. Spent my birthday reading, and eating all sorts of AMAZING sweets. I think Alex should do whatever she wants, whether it's hanging out with freinds, or doing nothing at all.

  34. My 18th birthday was really low key. It involved a whole lot of ice cream cake and a bunch of crazy relatives. I also won $100 on my first scratch ticket so overall it was pretty good.

  35. I suggest that she should watch an M18 movie with her friends!!!!:) When I turn 18, I would like to hang out with my friends. I would go shopping with the girls then maybe go to the Universal Studios theme park.

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  37. Alex should eat lots of cake and ice cream and spend time with Aiden.

  38. I spent my 18th bday in Hawaii. I just moved there to go to college. Some friends and I went out to dinner and then went clubbing. It was a bittersweet birthday since the guy I was dating got into a motorcycle accident trying to come see me. He ended up being alright thank god but I was definetly a bday to remember.

  39. I don't smoke so I went out and bought my friends cigarettes. Totally not as cool as I thought it would be. I suggest hanging out with friends, plus go get a tattoo!

  40. I spent it with my family during the afternoon then with my boyfriend (who is now my husband) that evening. We just had a little get together with some of our friends.

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