Friday, February 1, 2013

Guest Post and Giveaway: Jena Leigh + Revival

I'm very excited today to turn the blog over to author Jena Leigh and Kenzie, one of the characters from her young adult science fiction novel Revival. Jena has also very generously offered up a copy of Revival to one lucky winner, so be sure and check the bottom of the post for all the details. Welcome to Supernatural Snark Jena and Kenzie!

Hi! I’m Kenzie O’Connell. I’m a Leo. I like coffee, computers, long walks on the beach and, well, more coffee.

…Aaaannd Jena’s giving me the stink eye.

Right. Sorry, Jena.

Can you blame a girl for trying? I spend most of my days under the obnoxious and ever-vigilant eyes of three brothers and our guardian, John Grayson. That much testosterone (and potential for public embarrassment) doesn’t exactly do wonders for a gal’s social life.

But, apparently, that’s not what I’m supposed to be talking to you about. Apparently, I’m here to tell you all about Jena’s new novel, Revival, where I appear in the starring role.

…Wow. Careful, Jena. Your face might stick that way.

Okay, so I’m not exactly the star of the show. That honor actually goes to my dear friend, Alex.

She’s flippin’ adorable, you guys. No, really. You’ll like her. Personally, I love her. But that’s probably because she’s the first girl in ages who not only tolerates my brothers—she also knows our secret… And we know hers.

Y’see, my family’s a little… different.

Oh, who am I kidding? We’re not even human. Not technically. My family and I—we’re Variants. Every one of us has a special ability that we’re forced to hide from the world, per the Agency’s rules. If we draw too much attention to ourselves, we’ll have them to answer to. And let’s just say that shadowy government organizations don’t take too kindly to show-offs.

And Alex? Well, she’s got even more to worry about.

Her powers are unlike anything I’ve ever seen—and I’m not just talking about the effect she has on my idiot brothers. Her abilities put her on a whole new level of freaktastic. And if she can’t get them under control, we could all be in trouble.

…Is that good, Jena? Can I have my coffee back now?

What do you mean you “sort of drank it”?

Oh. Oh, it’s so on.

Come back here, author-lady, before I go all Variant on your novel-writing self! I mean it, Jena! You owe me a coffee!


Coffee thief.

Don’t hold it against her, y’all. It was some awesome coffee… And she needs the caffeine right now more than I do. After all, she’s got all of those wonderful, Kenzie-filled scenes in Revival’s sequel to finish writing.

Hmm… Maybe I should put on another pot of coffee.

Thanks for stopping by you two! More information on Jena and Revival can be found here:

Amazon Buy Link


Possessing the uncanny ability to fry a television set from twenty paces can really wreck a girl’s social life.

If you’re looking for proof, just ask sixteen-year-old Alexandra Parker. After catching her boyfriend in the arms of the prettiest girl in school, she made the journey from social elite to social pariah in a haze of electricity and exploding electronics. But finding herself at the bottom of Bay View High’s social hierarchy was nothing compared to the shock of discovering who—and what—she really is.

After being zapped out of a burning bookstore by the mysterious Declan—a hero nearly as handsome as he is infuriating—Alex finds herself under the protection of the powerful Grayson family. It’s through them that she learns the truth: that the world she’s always known is nothing like it appears to be... and that she has far more in common with them than she might want to believe.

Now, on the run from a fire-wielding hit man and a secretive government organization, Alex must navigate a strange and treacherous new world filled with superhuman mutants known as Variants. As she begins to unravel the many secrets of her family’s past, she uncovers the real reason for her parents’ death twelve years earlier—and finds out that the threat to her family, and to everyone she cares about, is still dangerously real.


Jena is kindly giving away either a signed copy or an e-book of Revival to one winner today. Yay! Anyone in the US or Canada is eligible for a signed copy and all international readers are welcome to enter for a chance to win an e-copy, just be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck everyone!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. hahaha Kenzie is so funny! I can't wait to meet her in Revival :) Ooohh and did I hear THREE brothers? Hmm...I have a feeling I'll be meeting some hot guys! Awesome guest post ladies<3

    1. I keyed in on the three brothers mention too - I think we need to meet them Shirley:)

  2. I love that cover. I haven't seen that vibrant of a purple cover in a long long time :)

  3. That gal's eyes are freaky purple! Loving it. Sounds like an intriguing story (love when there are powers involved).

    1. Same! Also, I'm weirdly in love with the name Grayson, so I kind of want to read it just for that:)

  4. That was an adorable post! Revival sounds awesome—it kind of reminds me of Shatter Me and The Darkest Minds, both of which I loved. I'll definitely have to check this out!

    1. I still need to read Darkest Minds! Love books about special abilities:)

  5. LOL! Loved the post. I like a character who is well, like Jena. This sounds awesome. Will definitely have to check it out.

    And FYI: I do hold grudges who steal my coffee in the morning, I need it in order to see colors.

  6. Oh Kenzie is so funny :) LOL and Jena sounds like a cool authors :) I haven't seen this book before but now I'm really curious about it. I hope I'll get a chance to read it. Great post :)

  7. Oh, man, a family of Variants, ALL of them with fantastic abilities? I haven't been this excited about something since Hunting Lila! And Alex has even more power! Wiiii!
    I loved her voice in the post and I have a feeling this will be a great reading experience.

    1. Right? Alex is definitely someone I want to meet. Along with Kenzie's brothers:)

  8. I do not about liking someone who steals coffee that is just cruel! What a fun little post. Love those purple eyes.....You know after reading books, I want blue hair like Karou and now purple eyes wouldn't that be a sight? Happy weekend, Jenny!

  9. Well you are all right in my rocks! The cover is beautiful and I like the premises. Thanks for sharing it and for the great interview!

  10. Creepy looking eyes, and beautiful too

  11. Love the cover! Thanks for the interview.

  12. LOL! This is cute. You know I'm needing some coffee now. I think I'm also loving the purple!!

  13. Revival sounds like a wonderful book and I'm looking forward to reading it.

  14. This was such a fun post! That definitely makes me more interested in the book, but it sounds really good too!

  15. I absolutely love the sound of this story! And it has nothing to do with the three (I'm assuming HOT) brothers mentioned. Thanks for the giveaway ladies! :)

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  17. Sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing and congrats to Jena on the new release!

  18. LOVE character interviews!! And she sounds awesome - lots of attitude:) The story sounds amazing:)

    Lovely cover!!:))

    Thank you:)

  19. Ahahaha these two are adorable! What a funny, sweet interview, you guys. Can't wait to read Revived- now I'm even more excited. :D Lovely post, Jenny <3

  20. I must read this book! It sounds amazing plus I found it so funny how the Author wrote this character visit...hilarious LOL

    An Author with that much humor, well lets say the books gotta be imaginative ;)

  21. I am interested to meet Alex. Kenzie is great : )

  22. I've never heard of this book, but after reading summary, I'm intrigued to learn more. (:

  23. Love that cover! Her eyes are awesome and her personality even better Thanks for letting us get to know her a bit!

  24. Sounds interesting and I haven't read many books where the main character has a brother, let alone three (I just realized a lot of books have main characters that are only children!).

    I can also get behind all of the purple on the cover.

  25. Fabulous thank you. I would love to read REVIVAL.

  26. sounds like a great read. Looking forward to reading and sharing this with my YA.

  27. Great post! I'm really curious about these Variants now... and Kenzie's 'idiot brothers'. ;) I sense there must be a lot of entertainment provided by Alex and these boys. Thanks for putting this book on my radar! :)

  28. This one sounds interesting and I liked meeting Kenzie. Thanks for the giveaway, Jenny :)

  29. I have two really stupid brother so I know how she feel. This sounds really good and I can't wait to read it.

  30. Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to read this booK!

  31. Thanks for the chance to win! This looks like a fun read.

  32. I love the interview. I received this one for review from the author to. Now I want to find time to squeeze it in sooner.

  33. Well I don't blame you one bit for hollering, I would too if there was a coffee thief in my space ;) Thank you for taking the time and effort to share with us, looking forward to more.

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