Friday, December 20, 2013

Interview: Jennifer L. Armentrout

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I was a little late to the Wait for You party, reading it well after the release date only to discover a deep desire to kick myself in the shin for waiting so long. I adored this story and love interest Cam in particular, so I'm incredibly pleased today to welcome author Jennifer Armentrout to the blog to answer a few questions. If you're a fan of contemporary new adult, I can't recommend this book enough, and I'm eagerly counting down the days to Cam's sister Teresa's story, Be With Me.

Cam is a pretty proficient baker. What would he say is his favorite thing to make, and what would Avery say is her favorite baked good of his to eat?  

Oh, Cam loves to make cookies, and, if you’ve read Wait for You, you know that Avery is a huge fan of Cam’s “cookies”!

What was one scene/moment in Wait For You that you were really excited to write from Cam’s point of view?

I was excited to write the scene when Cam and Avery first meet. I wanted readers to see what Cam was thinking when Avery ran into him.

If Avery had a do-over of her first run-in with Cam, what’s one thing, big or small, she would do differently?  

I don’t think that Avery would have run away from Cam without going into class. She was embarrassed that she had overreacted to the situation.

If Cam and Ollie were in the market for a third roommate (let’s say Jase turned them down), which character from one of your other books do you think would fit in best with the two of them?  

I think that Kyler from Frigid would get along really well with Cam and Ollie. That would be an overload of hotness in one apartment, though!

Ollie may or may not have a scrapbook into which he put the surprise photo of Avery and Cam before they headed out on their first date. What are some other candid shots we might find in this scrapbook if we were to flip through it?  

I’m sure Ollie’s scrapbook would be full of random shots and lots of them would probably be completely inappropriate.

It could be said that Avery and Cam’s pet tortoises are a fitting representation of their relationship – they moved forward slowly and steadily and Avery hid in her shell on occasion when scared, but Cam was always there when she popped her head back out. Looking forward to Tess and Jase, what animal would you say best represents their romance? 

I’m going to go with a wild horse, but I’m not giving any details on why I chose that animal!

Lastly, a very serious question. Who ultimately won the epic tortoise head-bobbing showdown, Raphael or Michelangelo?  

I think Raphael would win because he has more practice.

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WAIT FOR YOU


Some things are worth waiting for . . .

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at that fateful Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. What she never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she's building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing . . .

Cameron Hamilton is six feet, three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, com-plete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make Avery want things she believed had been irrevocably stolen from her. Getting involved with him is dangerous. Yet ignoring the simmering tension that sparks between them—and brings out a side of her she never knew existed—is impossible.

Some things shouldn't be kept quiet . . .

But when Avery starts receiving threatening e-mails and phone calls, she's forced to face a past she wants to keep buried and acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. If the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface with one less scar? And will Cam be there to help her?

And some things are worth fighting for . . . 

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JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT 


# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer 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 is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

27 comments:

  1. I like the pet tortoise analogy :)

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    1. Thank you! I loved the fact that Cam had a pet tortoise:)

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  2. I've been hearing a lot about Cam and his cookies, I think I'll have to read this book to see what all the fuss is about ;) Also Jenny don't worry I'm always one of the last readers to jump on certain book bandwagon!

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    1. I've been late to so many parties lately Jasprit! Better late than never thought right? Right:)

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  3. I bought the book when it first came out, but didn't read it because two of my friends didn't have great things to say about it. One couldn't even finish the book. I eventually read it and couldn't figure out why they didn't like it. I loved the book. I still need to read the book from Cam's pov. Loved Cam! Loved Frigid, with is why I decided to read Wait for You after all.

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    1. Yay! So glad you enjoyed it too! I thought it was fabulous and Cam was definite book boyfriend material:)

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  4. I haven't yet read this series, though I know you love it. I think I might need to find out more about Cam and his "cookies"...

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    1. Cam's "cookies" are....enjoyable :)

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  5. Love this interview and love Jennifer! She is such a sweetie in person :)

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  6. She is on my authors to try in 2014! I only read good things about her :)

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    1. YAY!!! I hope you like her books Felicia! I'm a big fan of this series and the Covenant series, and I'm about to start White Hot Kiss, so likely that series as well:)

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  7. Fun interview! I so need to try one of her adult books. I keep saying it and one day I really will do it!

    Have a lovely weekend Jenny!!

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    1. I know. I say that about Gayle Forman all the time. I REALLY need to read her books:)

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  8. Hah, I just bet Ollie's scrapbook would be enterly too inappropriate! And since I just finished Tess and Jase's story, I can wholeheartedly agree with the wild horse comparison. I only have Cam's POV left to read, but I need to find the time for it soon.
    Thank you so much for sharing the interview, Jenny!

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    1. Oooo that's good to know Maja! I'm really excited for Tess and Jase!

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  9. I adore Jen Armentrout. She is hysterical and cracks me up on a regular basis. But the other reason I love her? I never would've met my Jenny without her. <3

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  10. I love your interviews, Jenny! I haven't been drawn to this series as yet, mostly because it seems to be rather typical New Adult, but thanks for sharing this! I may have to check it out after all!(:

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  11. I need wild horse deets. :) Also tortoise head bobbing? GAH! I'm so behind on all of these and her books are usually at the top of my wishlist!

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  12. I love that this had tortoises. I really need to check this out after this interview!

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  13. I can't believe the things this lady accomplishes! I can't keep up with her releases and she still does interviews and she's out doing signings and stuff! I don't know how she does it! I think I might like a guy that bakes!

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  14. Such an awesome interview Jenny. I am anxious to start this series. I own book one, now I just need time :)

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  15. Oh, I will never understand how you come up with such incredibly creative questions for your interviews. That was such a great interview and now I am dying to read this book and start the series!

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  16. What an awesome interview! Ok, I know this is part of a question, but I just loved this --> "It could be said that Avery and Cam’s pet tortoises are a fitting representation of their relationship – they moved forward slowly and steadily and Avery hid in her shell on occasion when scared, but Cam was always there when she popped her head back out." So true! Can't wait to find out why Tess and Jase's animal is a horse! :-)

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  17. I've read this one a while ago. At that time I was still enjoyed NA, but now that's not the case. But regardless this interview is really interesting, You always ask the right questions. Great interview, Jenny :)

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  18. Great interview! One of these days I'll make the time to check out one of Jennifer's books! They all sound so good!

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  19. Such great questions! I want to see that scrapbook and I can't wait to find out about the wild horse. That's a lot different from the turtle.

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