Oct 27, 2013

Sentinel Blog Tour

Title: Daimon: The Prequel to Half-Blood
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publish Date:  10 May 2011
Pages: 62
ISBN:  9780983157267
Genre:  YA, fantasy, mythology
Series:  Covenant
Other books in series:  Half-Blood, Pure, Deity, Elixir, Apollyon, Sentinel (02 November 2013)
Other books by author:  Lux series, Wait For You series, Gamble Brothers series, Frigid, Obsession, Cursed, Nephilim Rising series, Don’t Look Back, The Dark Elements series

"Love in my world usually ended up with someone hearing 'I smite thee ' as she was cursed to be some lame flower for the rest of her life." For three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals--pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she'd been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she's pretty much accepted that she's a freak by mortal standards... and that she'll never be prepared for that duty. According to her mother, that's a good thing.But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return-the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death... because she's being hunted by the very creatures she'd once trained to kill. The daimons have found her.

I have been included as part of the Sentinel blog tour.  Since Sentinel is the last of the Covenant series, we are reviewing all of the previous books on the tour before Sentinel comes out on 02 November 2013.  I have been asked to cover Daimon.  I have previously reviewed this book and interviewed Armentrout and thought I would post some snippets of that review and interview here on this tour.  Daimon is an e-book that is free to download from the Spencer Hill website and is only 62 pages.  Because it is so short, there is not a lot that you can say about it.

You first get introduced to Alex in this book.  You also learn what Daimon's are.  "Daimons feed on aether, the essence of the gods or the life force running through pure-bloods and less concentrated in half-bloods.  What happens when she [Alex] encounters the Daimon is where this story really starts."

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

This interview was conducted on 07 January 2012

♦You have a few different series out.  Which one is your favorite to work on and why? Do you have a favorite character?  If so, who is it and why?

Whatever series I'm working on is usually my favorite. It has to be for me to do my best. So one moment I'm totally in love with the Covenant Series and the next I'm all about the Lux series. I think my two favorite characters are Alex from the Covenant Series and Daemon from the Lux Series. Both of those characters bring the snark and I love me some snark!

♦Cursed is coming out in September 2012.  Is this book going to be a
stand-alone book or a series?  Can you tell us a little about this book and
where you got the inspiration for it?

Cursed is currently a standalone and is about a girl who dies and comes back (thanks to her little sister) with a toxic touch. Anything she touches basically withers up and dies. Beside trying to discover how her sister brought her back and what the means, Ember has to learn how to control her ability plus discover who caused the accident in the first place and why. Of course, she has some help from an uber hot guy with his own secrets and abilities. My inspiration for Cursed was kind of weird. It all started with the opening scene, which is Ember waking up with a dead hamster sitting on her chest. Yeah, I know, bizarre. But the hamster was her little sister's pet that had died and was brought back. So it was a weird Pet Cemetery moment., kind of creepy, kind of fun. It just spawned from there.

♦What inspires you when you write?

It's pretty simple. Telling stories inspries me. 

♦Do you base your characters off of real people?  Do you have a process for coming up with characters?

Some secondary characters are based loosely on people I know, but the main characters almost never. The characters are usually the first thing I come up and the plot develops around them. 

♦Do you ever experience writer’s block and how do you get over it?

Oh, God, yes. Scary moments there. Usually I try to power through them with a sledgehammer, but if the block is real big, then I moved ahead in the story, write a scene I want and then come back to the area that's tripping me up. 

♦What type/genre of books do you like to read?  What are you currently reading?

I'm a fan of paranormal and fantasy mostly. Right now I'm reading a billion novels it seems: Immortal Rider, Hallowed, Goddess Interrupted, Legend, and Enclave.

♦Favorite color: Red. 

♦Favorite holiday/season: Halloween and Christmas are tied.  

♦Word that best describes you and why: Random. I'm pretty random.

♦Optimist or pessimist: Realist. 

♦Favorite author/book/series: Right now? Rachel Vincent Soul Screamers.

♦Favorite food/drink: Red meat and coffee (healthy, right?)

♦Favorite place to read/write: Living room. 

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Spencer Hill Press FREE eBook copy of Daimon


  1. I love this series. Can't wait to read Sentinel :) I'm so sad the series is ending!

  2. I heard only amazing things about this series :)
    Definitely I will read :D

  3. I actually haven't read Daimon. I don't know if I will since I've already read Half-Blood. Maybe some day...


    1. I actually read Daimon after I read Half-Blood. It added more to the story later. I suggest reading it. It's a short read and well worth it. :)


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