Tuesday, August 7, 2012

YA Crush Tourney Wrap up


#TeamDaemonFTW and Valerie did an awesome job representing Daemon in the YA Crush Tourney. The last match was a tough one and even though Daemon didn't win, I couldn't be more proud of everyone who voted for him. You guys rock and as always, I'm blown away by your support of the Lux and Covenant Series. So a big thank you to Valerie and Kayleigh!

Also a big, HUGE thank you to the YA Sisterhood for putting together such an amazing tournament. Authors gain so many new readers during these matches. What you do for the YA community is priceless.

Because you guys did such a great job, on August 14th (the official release date for Onyx) I will share the uncut, special edition laptop scene. And because you guys have been so great, here's a sneak peek at the "In da club" from Opal. I copied this from my old word file, so there may be typos. 

There really isn't any spoilers in this.

Enjoy!

           I smiled.
            His arm tightened as the beat picked up and so did my movements. “I think I like this.”
            All around us, bodies were slick and shiny with sweat, as if they’d been been dancing for years. That’s the thing about places like this—you get caught up and hours go by, but they feel like long minutes.
            He spun me back to him and I was on the tips of my boots, facing him, his head lowered, forehead pressed against mine, lips brushing. A rush of power went through Daemon, transferring to my skin, and in the flashing lights, we were lost in this world. Our bodies undulated with the beat, fitting together fluidly while others seemed to thrash beside us, never able to find the right sync.
            It felt like it was only us on the dance floor and when his lips pressed more firmly against mine, I opened up, not losing the rhythm even though he was stealing my breath. My—our—hearts were pounding, hands grabbing, clutching, slipping over the curve of my back, and behind my lids, I saw a pinprick of white light.
            Sliding my hands across his cheek, I kissed him back. Static flowed, cascading off our bodies in streams of reddish-white light that was hidden under the flickering strobe lights, flowing over the floor like a wave of electricity. And all around us, people danced, either oblivious to the shocks or fueled by them, but I didn’t care. His hands were on my hips, tugging me closer and we were so gonna end up like one of those ambiguous couples in the hallway.           

42 comments:

  1. *heart beat quickens* I was so sad to see Daemon did win! I mean what is that?! Thank you for still giving us that!! Looking forward to Onyx & Opal!!

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  2. CAN'T WAIT!!! :) <333 thank you :) so hot! God who didn't love those kind of nights?!.... I mean...

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  3. It was a close race. Still team Daemon!

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  4. {sigh} loved this snippet! Thank-you kindly <3 so can't wait for Onyx & Opal..

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  5. I think I want to take my husband dancing tonight! Loved it. Sorry Daemon didn't win.

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  6. Major HAWTNESS!!! Sad to see him go but so nice to watch him leave!! Hehe :)

    Still in search of help for my Daemon obsession! :)

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  7. Ok, WOW! I'm not even gonna post my reaction to this because it would be totally inappropriate. ***fanning myself as we speak***imaginary cold shower*** Anyway, great job to Kayleigh and Valerie!!! And thank you Jen for all the delicious teasers.

    #TEAMDAEMON

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  8. So upset that Daemon didn't win but he's a winner in all our hearts :) Love the teaser, you really are the queen of teasers ;) <3

    Yvonne

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  9. Thank you so much for the awesome teaser!! I can't wait for Opal. I I have had it pre-ordered for months already. ;) It's too bad that Daemon didn't win, but he had tons of support!! He will always be a winner to me!!

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  10. Awesome! So sad he didn't go further in the tourney, but this makes it all worth it! Thank you! #TeamDaemonFTW!!! =D

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  11. I love this!!! Thanks for giving us the scene even though Daemon didn't win! He came so close!!

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  13. Thank you so much for posting this!! *swoon*

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  14. Thank you so much for this teaser! I'm counting down to Onyx and Opal!! Totally HOT!!!!!!!

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  15. That was so a good scene!! I need that book now :D can't wait for it!

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  16. *giggles*
    Oh dear me!
    I just cannot wait for this book!
    That scene! XD

    Thank you!

    Also, really proud of Daemon in the YA Crush Tourney, sad to see him go! He did amazing and so did Val, the wonderful advocate!
    Thank you for creating such an amazing (swoonworthy) guy!

    Magen Corrie

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  17. Mmmmm....yummy scene. Thanks Jennifer.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  18. Love this!! Can't wait for Opal! <3 <3

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  19. Yay!! *fanning self* Can't wait!

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  20. I'm so sad to see Daemon go, but I take pride in knowing we did our best!

    Thanks for this scene Jen!! I LOVED IT!!
    Can't wait to see the laptop scene and to read Onyx! Love ya!

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  21. Fabulous! Man I love this series. Val and Kayleigh were AWESOME! Great job to all you lovely ladies!

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  22. Im.losing it i CANT wait for Onyx ... reading shadows now and then gonna reread obsidian again sooooo ready for Onyx... and Opal!!! And swoon cant wait for more katy and deamon ... fans myself

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  23. Im.losing it i CANT wait for Onyx ... reading shadows now and then gonna reread obsidian again sooooo ready for Onyx... and Opal!!! And swoon cant wait for more katy and deamon ... fans myself

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  24. Oh that scene... my heart.... I need Opal now! And you are soooo nice giving us the laptop scene as well! You are the best!

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  25. yay! I'm so excited for Onyx! Please, write more books in the series! I just don't want it to end! :)

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  26. Awwww!! <3 <3 <3 Sexy ;) <3

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  27. For the love of alien babies everywhere! That was awesome!

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  28. EEEEE! I just want to know what happens in the book! WHY DOES TIME MOVE SO SLOW?!

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  29. Holy crap!
    December seems so far...
    We need a cover :D

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  30. Awww, Jen, you made me tear up! You makes these tourneys so easy because your characters are AMAZING, and you know how much we love you!

    And, my heart!!! That scene from Opal just made me squeal, and my hubby said, "You must be reading about Daemon!" You know you love a character when your husband even knows him by name!

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  31. *fanning self* will comment when ability to speak/type comes back ....

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  32. Jen, I think we would all love it if you gave us a sneak peak from Daemon's POV from when he took Katy to the hospital... HINT HINT. ;) Plleeeaaaseee!

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  33. AHHH!! Such an amazing Trailer!
    Shared on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=481342511876652&id=271784059556738

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  34. I shared on my fb book page!
    http://www.facebook.com/BookDreamLand#

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  35. I posted on my book blog!
    http://booktimeforlife.blogspot.com/p/trailers.html

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  36. ...... Makes me wanna go clubbing......

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