Sunday, July 22, 2012

Vote Daemon TODAY ~ YA Crush Tourney PLUS incentives

'SUP!? Valerie from StuckInBooks here to give you the deets on my boy Daemon from the Lux series (Shadows, Obsidian, Onyx, Opal and more).

Yeah, my FAV author is JLA and I'm totes obsessed with this guy but I may not be the blogger with the best insights on this boy, no that would be Katy (Lux Series) from Katy's Krazy Book Obsession!!!  Okay, I know she's fictional but that girl KNOWS Daemon, so I've asked for her help with this.  I give you Katy!

Wow, I can't believe that Daemon is in this tourney!  As if his ego isn't big enough?  But seriously, and don't tell Daemon I said this, if anyone is crush worthy enough (and okay, a little stab-worthy) and a true hero when it counts, it's Daemon.

Okay, so Daemon has the looks thing down.  The first time I saw him, I think I might have drooled a little.  Hey, it happens to most females of all ages when they see him.  And some guys, too.

"Heavy footsteps came from the other side, and then the door was swinging open and I was staring at a very broad, tan, well-muscled chest.  A naked chest.  My gaze dropped and my breath sort of...stalled.  Jeans hung low on his hips, revealing a thin line of dark hair that formed below his navel and disappeared under the band of the jeans." (Obsidian page 7)

"My gaze finally traveling north again, I noted thick, sooty lashes fanning the tips of his high cheeks and hiding the color of his eyes as he looked down at me." (Obsidian page 7)

Did I mention his "full, kissable lips".  And I did get to see those eyes - "so green and brilliant they couldn't be real".

Hot is a weak word when it comes to describing Daemon.

"Beautiful face.  
Beautiful body.  
Horrible attitude.
It was the holy trinity of hot boys." (Obsidian page 19)

Sometimes when Daemon opens his mouth, he sort of ruins things. But he has his reasons.  For an eighteen year old, he's shouldering a lot of responsibility.  Keeping a galaxy size secret, while protecting his family.  And nothing means more to him besides his family...and well, there is someone else.  But anyway, he was horrible to me for a while there.  He may have earned some bonus points here. I've never felt stronger than after putting that boy in his place.  And then there's the whole pen poking thing. Le sigh.

Yeah, I got hold of this chapter from his POV.  How that happened, I have no idea but this kinda did surprise me.

"Kate met my stare and held it.  Not backing down--never backing down.  Reluctant respect continued to grow inside me, but underneath that, something else was developing.  I was two seconds from kissing that pissed off look right off her face.  I wondered what she'd do.  Hit me?  Kiss me back?" (Obsidian - Uh-oh speghetti-o's)

"I smiled, and her lips twitched.  Dammit, if I didn't know better, I'd think she liked our little fights, too."  (Obsidian - Uh-oh speghetti-o's)

Maybe what he told me later is true.  "I always liked you. From the moment you first flipped me off." (Onyx)

I know he resisted it and tried to keep me away to protect his family and me too, really.

"This was wrong.  Think of Dawson.  Look at what happened to him.  Did I want to take the same risk?  Leave Dee all alone?  But even now I could feel her skin, taste it--sweet and sugary like candy.  Hear that wonderful sound she made over and over again, haunting every mile I put between us." (Obsidian - The Morning After) 

I think I finally got him, though.

"A smile pulled at his lips as he looked away.  'I had more fun that day than I can remember.  I know it sounds stupid, but--'  '

It's not stupid.' My heart lurched.  At once, I sort of understood him better.  Underneath it all, I think he wanted to be normal." (Obsidian page 151) 

"And there was the real Daemon.  Still a total badass, but there was pain in him, a vulnerability in the lines of his face that I doubted anyone ever got to see." (Obsidian page 159)

I can tell you, he's saved my life more than once with his serious alien mojo.  And he tirelessly protects countless others (human and alien), sacrificing sleep and even having a life to patrol the town and the colony of Luxen.  He does this without even being asked.  It's not a job to him or a duty.  He does it because he wants to.

****spoiler's for Obsidian**** 

"His sloppy, wet lips cut off my words.  His tongue slipped into my mouth, and I wanted to puke.  My heart rate tripled, and in an instant, I wished I'd listened to Daemon...I managed to get my head free. 'Simon, stop!' And then Simon did stop.  I sagged against the tree, dazed and breathless.  There was the sound of someone hitting the ground and then a wounded cry.  Someone was bending over a sprawled Simon, reaching down and picking him up by the scruff of his neck. 'Do you have a problem understanding simple English?'" (Obsidian page 201)

"Daemon threw up his hands and a great roar started under the car, shaking the road, and the trees thrashed outside.  A loud crack sounded, like a blast of thunder, quickly followed by several more in succession.  The earth seemed to shake and rumble....Trees were being ripped from out of the ground, their thick and gnarled roots dripping clumps of moist dirt...Oh my God, Daemon was uprooting trees." (Obsidian page 207)

"Daemon's light flickered but continued climbing up my arm, wrapping me in his intense heat.  Like the day of the first Arum attack, in the wake of his warmth, my body began knitting itself back together." (Obsidian page 254) 

Yeah I have feeling for him.  Don't be telling him or anything but I'm voting for Daemon Black.  You should too!  His heart is right and when it comes down to it,you want someone like him on your side.  And yeah, Daemon Black puts the "W" in HAWT.

Thanks Katy.  Appreciate the inside scoop on Daemon.  It's for sure he has MY VOTE.

I'd also like to thank Traci at The Reading Geek for all the help organizing Daemon's Street team.

***Incentives Time***

First up, we have incentives from the author, Jennifer L Armentrout.

500 Votes: A Daemon teaser from Onyx
800 Votes: A Daemon POV teaser from Onyx
1000 votes: Signed ARC of Onyx (Pepe, Sztella, and me)
1300 Votes: A juicy teaser from Deity and Cursed.
1550 Votes: Signed Daemon Invasion Tour swag
2000 Votes: A juicy teaser from Deity, Cursed, and Unchained 
2500 Votes: A signed copy of Diety
3000 Votes: A reeeeeaaaal good teaser of Onyx
Winning Vote: A deleted, unedited Obsidian scene between Katy and Daemon
**Remember** If Daemon or Aiden makes it into the final four, I will share the unedited, special edition "Laptop Scene"


My turn for incentives!!!

I have two giveaways for you!!  The first one is for these pretty smokin' hot official 
#TeamDaemon Bookmarks!!!

This Giveaway is for TODAY only!!! There are 15 winners! You earn entries by tweeting about the VOTE, and sharing this post on FB or G+.

The point is to get the word out about voting for DAEMON!  YES it's international!!!

The next one is progressive and ends when the tourney is over.  I'll start with one winner but will add a winner for each round that Daemon moves through the tourney.

Each winner will win their choice of JLA books.  International!

Again the point is to get the word out about voting!!!


  1. Great job on the post Valerie! I love it! Go Team Daemon!!

  2. You're awesome! And I know we can do this! Go Daemon!

  3. Love, love the post! And thanks so much for the giveaways, you rock ;) Daemon should give you a gift for being so awesome xD

  4. Love it!!! go TeamDaemonFTW!!!!!!!!!

  5. Thanks for the giveaways. Great post!

  6. WOW! Awesome post!!! :) Daemon will win for sure!! :) :)

  7. thank you for these giveaway! i just voted ( 2more point for our daemon invasion team)

  8. Woohoo!! Team Daemon FTW!!!

  9. Go Daemon! And I'm so jealous! How did you get all those extras from his POV?

  10. This has to be the best Advocate post I've ever seen!


    Great post girl <3

  11. Did I tell you that I got my book marks? Well, I did! Thank you #MyPalVal!