Sunday, July 22, 2012

Jenny Pox Birthday Celebration + Giveaway

Today I'm thrilled to be a part of the birthday celebration for JL Bryan's paranormal novel Jenny Pox. Jenny Pox is a disturbing and beautifully challenging read, but also one that slipped beneath my skin before I was really aware of it, ensuring her story has been one to stick with me for a very long time. JL is joining me on the blog today to share with us a little bit about the girl with whom I share a name, and to give us all some very exciting news!

Today is the second anniversary of the publication of Jenny Pox!  And that makes it a great day to announce that there will be a fourth Jenny Pox book, something I wasn’t expecting.  Jenny Plague-Bringer, the grand finale for the series, will be out this fall...details to follow in the near future!  You heard it here first!

For the hop, I’m doing a short guest post about each of the six paranormal characters from the series.  Appropriately enough, we’ll begin here on Jenny’s blog with a short sketch of Jenny Morton...


Jenny, the lead character of the series, was born with an unfortunate paranormal condition: her touch infects and kills other living things with a deadly supernatural plague. 

We see glimpses of her childhood and how this has affected her life, making contact with others impossible.  She avoids any contact with others, and so has an intensely lonely life. She lives with her father in a ramshackle house in the woods outside town, because her mother died in childbirth.  Being dirt poor, and having the eccentric habit of wearing gloves at all times, even in summer (to avoid touching anyone) only make her more isolated from everyone around her.  For most of the first book, she’s eighteen and a senior in high school.

Jenny’s life changes when she meets Seth, a boy with an opposite power, a touch that heals.  He is the first boy she can touch (without killing him...).  Unfortunately, Seth’s pretty, popular girlfriend Ashleigh has a secret, devilish power of her own, and she is quite an evil manipulator with a lifelong hatred of Jenny.  Ashleigh uses her own paranormal touch to turn the world against Jenny...who only has one way to strike back.

If you haven’t seen it, here’s the Jenny Pox trailer!

The Jenny Pox ebook is currently free on Amazon, Smashwords, Apple, and Sony, and cheap on Nook!


To celebrate Jenny’s birthday, and this exciting new announcement, we’re offering a giveaway of a full set of Jenny Pox, Tommy Nightmare, and Alexander Death, autographed and inscribed to the winner!

How to enter: A comment on each blog on the hop counts as an entry, so you can enter up to six times!  Here are all the blog hosts and the paranormal character they’re featuring:

Supernatural Snark (Jenny)
Xpresso Reads (Ashleigh)
Between the Pages (Seth)
Bewitched Bookworms (Tommy)
J.L. Bryan’s Books (Esmeralda)
Bookish Brunette (Alexander) will pick a winning blog & then a winning comment!  Must be 13 to enter, U.S. only.  Please include email or Twitter contact information with your comment in case you win!

Links for stalking J.L. Bryan:
Amazon US Author Profile
Amazon UK Author Profile 


  1. Awesome! Loved this series and the author.

    bwithbite at gmail dot com

  2. The trailer has just the right dosage of creepiness. The series sounds really interesting.

  3. Happy Anniversary Jenny Pox! I know this is a series that I have been quite sure isn't my thing, I don't do horror well, but there are some truly devoted fans out there and I hope its a series that really gets the attention it (apparently) deserves.

  4. Awesome news! I thought the series was finished, so glad that it isn't!

  5. I first read Jenny Pox a year ago. Bought the second one right after cause I loved it so much, but never got around to reading it. I definitely need to dust it off ( dust on my kindle) and see what's up with Jenny.


  6. This series is on my wishlist! I've heard awesome things about it, and you can tell Jenny's a character with a deep emotional landscape and lots of character development in front of her.

    I like all the supernatural powers:)

    Great trailer!

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

    @christinafiorio on twitter

  7. Happy Birthday Jenny!!

  8. What an awesome giveaway! This series definitely looks like something I'd be into. Thanks for hosting!!

  9. I have been meaning to read this series for a while now. I bought the first 2 books for my nook last year and haven't had a chance to get to them yet. Happy 2 year Birthday to Jenny Pox!!


  10. I already have the first book but haven't read it through yet. I plan to this summer and so happy for a chance to win all three signed. Happy B'day to Jenny indeed.

  11. I'm intrigued! I already feel for Jenny and haven't even read the book yet!
    Happy birthday to JP. :)

    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

  12. Jenny is totally one of the BEST characters EVER right?!?!

    SQUEE!!! Dude, I'm SO excited about a FOURTH book that I could just DIE!!!!

    *yes... Totally messing up the entries!* ;)

  13. I got book 1 :) I should read it too!

  14. This looks like a GREAT series. Why have I not seen it before?!

  15. I love that trailer. I wish I could find a film student to make me one. :)

  16. Thanks for the giveaway and trailer.
    - lavendersbluegreen(at)yahoo(dot)com

  17. No. Frakkin. WAY! THAT is wicked awesome news! *does a somersault* I'd forgotten how awesome the trailer is. Truly fantastic.

    This series is incredible and I would love to have a hard copy set. Yes, yes I would. :)

    Thanks for the opp!

  18. I really need to get to these. The trailer is sah-weet!

  19. Happy anniversary! awesome feature and giveaway. been loving the covers in this series.

    shanereads [at] yahoo [dot] com

  20. I've heard the series is awesome. I've had Jenny Pox forever and still need to read it. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Wow! Jenny sounds like a very exciting character and I love how there is a free shook right now.
    Thanks for the giveaway! Go having the same name of awesome characters!

  22. Ohhh we love you!!! She definitely kicks off the series with a bang!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  23. I've loved Jenny since page 1! She lost her way a bit in the 3rd book...but I can't WAIT to see what she get's up to next!

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

  24. Wow, spooky trailer. I've read Jenny Pox and Tommy Nightmare and loved them! I'm excited to read Alexander Death.
    deedee [at] grifmail [dot] com

  25. Wow, this series sounds awesome. I have to know how Jenny overcomes Seth's girlfriend!

  26. This sounds like a fantastic series! I have the first book lurking around somewhere in my kindle and hope I can read it soon. It sounds like my type of books! :)

  27. I've read read and loved the first two books in this series. So glad to here there will be a 4th one

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  28. Thanks for the giveaway! I have had this on my tbr list but just hadn't gotten around to it!
    delivery.RN at gmail dot com

  29. Wow I can't even imagine not being able to touch anyone. And when Jenny meets Seth, the one person she can touch, of course he has a girlfriend. I have this on my kindle app and can't wait to read it.

  30. Happy Birthday Jenny! What a treat of a giveaway. I am looking forward to reading all the posts and getting to know Jenny and all the characters of this series.

  31. Ahh this sounds so good!

  32. That trailer is AMAZING! I can't believe that Jenny Pox is two years old!! Yay Jenny! Those are the first JL Bryan books I read, and now I'm addicted. ;)

  33. I LOVE me some Jenny! :) && I just LOVE that trailer! :)

  34. Ooh, that trailer is good! Creepy, not too long or too short. I definitely need to start reading Jenny Pox soon, I've had it on my Kindle for such a long time...

  35. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! These book sounds great and I would love to win them!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  36. sounds cool!

  37. I have the first book and would LOVE the rest! Oh WIN! Happy 2nd Jenny Pox!

    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

  38. I haven't read them yet but would love to read them! Happy 2nd!! supersonic182(at)gmail(dot)com

  39. This is an awesome giveaway. I love the trailer. I can't wait to read them. Happy Birthday Jenny Pox.

    pulliam_t at yahoo dot com

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  41. Never heard of the author of the series, but I can not wait to read Jenny Pox it sounds amazing. Happy Birthday

  42. I'm super excited for the chance to win these three books! And even more excited to know that there is a fourth one in store :) Thanks so much for hosting and letting us know more about Jenny!

  43. Happy anniversary Jenny Pox!
    syndiasia at yahoo dot com

  44. sntk94501@yahoo.comJuly 26, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Great series! I am so glad I read the excerpt, if not I would have missed out on these great books and a great author! I look forward to reading more from him!

  45. This series sounds fantastic. Thanks for the chance!

  46. This series just sounds so good I would love it read it!!

  47. OMG, this series looks and sounds SO GOOD! I've never seen the trailer until today! Thanks for having such a wonderful giveaway!! I'm definitely going to be adding this to my reading list!

    xo stephanie
    Twitter: @LittleRedReads

  48. I haven't read Jenny Pox yet, but I own it and that description of Jenny just makes me want to read it more! Can't wait to get to it =D

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