Monday, December 17, 2012

Opal by Jennifer L Armentrout ~ Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

VERY SPECIAL TREAT for you today!

TWO pages of the first chapter of OPAL!

Need to get up to speed?  Find the beginning of the chapter here...

AND then tomorrow on...


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Okay, here's OPAL!

Daemon nodded and brought his lips to mine. The kiss was sweet and soft, and I felt it in every part of me. “It’s kind of sexy.” His mouth was on mine again, taking it deeper and longer. “The whole raspy thing, but I wish—”
“Don’t.” I placed my hands on his smooth cheeks. “I’m okay. And we have enough things to worry about without my vocal chords. In the big scheme of things, they’re nowhere near the top of the list.”
He arched a brow and wow, I did sound kind of uber-mature. I giggled at his expression, ruining my newly discovered maturity. “I have missed you,” I admitted.
“I know. You can’t live without me.”
“I wouldn’t go that far.”
“Just admit it.”
“There you go. That ego of yours getting in the way,” I teased.
His lips found the underside of my jaw. “Of what?”
“The perfect package.”
He snorted. “Let me tell you, I have the perfect—”
“Don’t be gross.” I shivered, though, because when he kissed the hollow of my throat, there was nothing flawed about that.
I would never tell him this, but beside the…pricklier side of him that reared its ugly head from time to time, he was the closest thing to perfect I’d ever met.
With a knowing chuckle that had me squirming, he slid his hand down my arm, over my waist, and caught my thigh, hooking my leg around his hip. “You have such a dirty mind. I was going to say I’m perfect in all the ways that count.”
Laughing, I wrapped my arms around his neck. “Sure you were. Completely innocent, you are.”
“Oh, I’ve never claimed to be that nice.” The lower part of his body sank into mine, and I sucked in a sharp breath. “I’m more—”
“Naughty?” I pressed my face into his neck and inhaled deeply. He always had this outdoorsy scent, like fresh leaves and spice. “Yeah, I know, but you’re nice under the naughty. That’s why I love you.”
A shudder rolled through him, and then Daemon froze. A stuttered heartbeat passed and he rolled onto his side, wrapping his arms around me tightly. So tightly I had to wiggle a little to lift my head.
“It’s okay.” Voice thick, he kissed my forehead. “I’m okay. It’s…early still. No school or Mom coming home, yelling your full name. Just for a little while we can pretend that crazy doesn’t wait for us. We can sleep in, like normal teenagers.”
Like normal teenagers. “I like the sound of that.”
“Me, too.”
“Me, three,” I murmured, snuggling against him until we were practically one. I could feel his heart beating in tandem with mine. Perfect. This was what we needed—quiet moments of being normal. Where it was just Daemon and me—
The window overlooking the front yard blew apart as something large and white crashed through it, sending chunks of glass and snow shooting onto the floor.
My startled scream was cut off as Daemon rolled, springing to his feet as he slipped into his true Luxen form, becoming a human shape of light that shone so brightly I could only stare at him for a few precious seconds.
Holy crap, Daemon’s voice said, filtering through my own thoughts.
Since Daemon hadn’t gone ape wild on someone, I scrambled to my knees and peered over the edge of the bed.
“Holy crap,” I said out loud.
Our precious moment of being normal ended with a body lying on my bedroom floor.

Isn't that incredible???

This book is fabulous!!! Was there every any doubt?

USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

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You may know that I went to the Houston release party for OPAL! It was so fun and it was awesome to finally meet Jennifer!  I was lucky enough to snag some extra books and you know I'm all about sharing the love with my followers!  So today is the FIRST of several OPAL giveaways!!!  This one is NOT signed.  US and Canada only on this.

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  1. I loved Opal. OMG I NEED ORIGIN!!! I am totally entering the signed copy giveaway when you post it. :) My copy of Opal (When it finally gets here from TBD) is my only not signed JLA book.

  2. I have no doubt you had a blast! I have this on the schedule to read during read-a-thon. :)

  3. Thanks for sharing, Val! Can't wait to see your signing post!

  4. I'm so glad you got to go to the Release Party! That's awesome Val! :-)

  5. AWWWWW WHY ARE ALL the giveaways US only :(

    1. Come back Thursday and I'll have a SIGNED one that will be INT!


  6. I want to hug you right now! That is so neat you go to go!!!!

  7. Oh my gosh Opal was amazing. That ending just ripped my heart out and stomped on it.

  8. Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy of this book!!! I love this series :)