Saturday, December 24, 2011

1st Day of Christmas is a Win or Lose

On the first day of Christmas, it's a Win or Lose kind of thing. Huh? What? Well, I'm writing this blog post on Friday, with over an hour left in the YA Tourney. So I don't know how it's going to turn out. As of right this second, at 10:53pm, Alex is in the lead with 1474 votes.

1474 votes!
Wow. Honestly, I cannot even express how amazing it is to see so much support for Alex. Truth is, she's kind of the little fish in the big pond, especially against the likes of Nora and now Roses. I'd love to see Alex win. Her story JUST started in October of 2011. One book. And she has a lot to share with the world. And still has brought in over 1400 votes. You guys amaze me. Honestly. And the #HalfBloodlegion. Wow. No words. Momo, I think I might love you. 

So, if Alex wins against Rose, she advances on to the next round. I will write another novella from Aiden's POV involving a trip with Leon. And yes, that novella will include scenes with Alex. Of course! I also said that if Alex wins I'd share the cover and official blurb for the Obsidian novella Shadows. 
But honestly , this isn't about winning or losing. This isn't about me or my writing. This isn't about the authors or the sexy scenes (although, they are fun!) . It's about the fans getting behind a character they love.This is about you guys. One of the amazing things I've seen today is people who've never heard of Alex or the Obsidian series talk about how they want to read it now. So, guess what, we won anyway.  

Win or lose, I wanted to give you something. So here is the official Shadows blurb and novella cover.  

   The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.     

            Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in. Captivated. Lured. Loved.

  Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence…and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.
And the full jacket cover

And just in case anyone doesn't realize this, but Dawson and Daemon are identical twins. That is Dawson on the cover. 

Once again, thank you guys for being so awesome! 

EDIT: Oh. My. My. My. Goodness. Alex won. 

Match #22: Alex (Seed #23) vs Rose (Seed #7) Goes to Alex

After the closest match yet and near heart attacks the winner is...


I stopped looking at the votes around 11:50, because I know the last ten minutes can get insane. The support for Alex was amazing and there are no words. You guys really, really blew me away! I think she goes up against Katniss from THG next... lol. Alex doesn't get a break, does she?

Since Alex won, this means you will get a novella from Aiden's POV in addition to Sentinel. Now, this will probably be a smaller novella, and I'm not sure how the format will work. Probably a PDF kind of thing, More details on that later.

#HalfBloodLegion Rocks.  


  1. I love it! It's beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing


  2. Love. There's just a lot. a LOT. of love for you right now. :D It's unbelievable, your characters, the plots, everything. It's amazing. This is now on my list. <3

  3. I LOVE this cover!!! MMmmm Dawson I cant wait to read it:D

  4. The cover is absolutely Gorgeous! I Love It! <3

  5. we <3 you.

    And ALEX WON :D

    The cover is GORGEOUS and the blurb is awesome!! Cannot wait to read it!! :D

    thank you for everything!

  6. Love it!!! :) Congrats to Alex. :D

  7. The cover is Beautiful and I can not wait for this to come out

  8. Damn. That cover looks good. And it sounds so good!! Cannot wait to read it!

    Congrats JLA!!! :D

  9. OMG! does anyone know CPR because i think my heart just stopped!!!! i swear you are my new fave author!!!!!


  10. I haven't read this series, I know. I'm crazy but I WOULD TOTALLY EFFFFFFFFFF THAT COVER! Damn, Pepe's a hot mutha freaker! <33333

  11. It looks great. Love the cool colour tones :-)
    Can't wait!

  12. Love it. Looks great, can't wait to read it :)

  13. That cover is awesome, and it sounds so good! Everyone rocked on twitter supporting Alex.

  14. Beautiful cover. This might sound dumb but Dawson is way cuter than Daemon. Maybe it's the hair? Hmmm...

  15. The cover is absolutely amazing. I am so excited that Alex won. I nearly couldn't believe my eyes when I checked the final late last night.


  16. Holy hot damn! Congrats for Alex, being in twitter jail was well worth it! Can't wait for Shadows. Thanks Jen!

  17. YAY! I'm SO Happy that Alex won!! Thanks to everyone that supported Alex!!! :)

  18. I've just read the Lux book and was checking when the next book will be released, because I really like the first one. I guess it won't be too long since you've released the cover. I like the cover, but I think it would be even better if the cover was of Dawson and Bethany since I assume the second book is about their story.

  19. I am so happy for you! Congrats! Seeing the passion of the fans (and fans-to-be) is exhilarating. There's nothing like the YA community. Love it! :)


  20. Thanks guys!

    Lyrico- Shadows is actually a prequel novella and not a sequel. Onyx is the sequel, which comes out in May

  21. Well you know what I think of your writing so of course I am very excited to read all these little novella's. I just love Aiden and Daemon and now we get to meet Dawson. Gorgeous cover!
    Anymore tournaments that we can get some more novella's out of you..I know I am greedy..I admit it...hee..hee.

    Woo Hoot!!...