Release Day: From Blood and Ash (Blood And Ash #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Today is the surprise release day for From Blood and Ash (Blood And Ash #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout. From Blood and Ash is a captivating, sexy and action-packed high fantasy novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, is available now!

โ€œAction, adventure, sexiness, and angst! From Blood and Ash has it all and double that. So many feels and so many moments it made me cheer for the character. Read. This. Book! You’ll be obsessed!โ€
– Tijan, New York Times bestselling author

Title: From Blood and Ash
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Blood And Ash #1
Genres: Fantasy
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Blurb:
If you love forbidden romance, this book is for you. If you love snark, this book is for you. If you love action and intrigue, edge of your seat moments and being caught off guard by what youโ€™re reading, this book is for you. And if youโ€™ve been missing . . . vampires in your life, this book is for you.

A Maidenโ€ฆ

Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppyโ€™s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.

A Dutyโ€ฆ

The entire kingdomโ€™s future rests on Poppyโ€™s shoulders, something sheโ€™s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden.

A Kingdomโ€ฆ

Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel.

About the Author:
#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. All the rumors youโ€™ve heard about her state arenโ€™t true. When sheโ€™s not hard at work writing. She spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Border Jack Apollo. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short storiesโ€ฆ.which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editorโ€™s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DONโ€™T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editorโ€™s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over a hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more.

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Fictional Worlds I’d love to visit

Morning everyone,

A blogger recently set me an interesting challenge: To identify the top ten fictional worlds I’d like to visit and why.ย I had great fun coming up with this list, and now I have a real bad case of travel-lust. ๐Ÿ™‚ย Reading back over my answers, I realize that in many cases my sole reason for wanting to visit these places is purely for the men that inhabit these fictional worlds. Gosh, I am so shallow! I just hope my husband never reads this!!

10.ย Asgard โ€“ The visual depiction of Marvel-Universe-created Asgard in the Thor movies is stunning, and Iโ€™d like to say I want to visit for the scenery. But, really it is just so I can fit my hands around Thorโ€™s bulging biceps.

9. Neverland โ€“ Who doesnโ€™t want to go flying with Peter Pan and drop-kick some mean ole nasty pirates?

8. Jurassic Park โ€“ Iโ€™d love to see a dinosaur up close and personal. Once I lived to tell the tale that is!

7. Middle Earth โ€“ My youngest son is obsessed with the โ€˜Lord of the Ringsโ€™ and โ€˜The Hobbitโ€™ movies, so Iโ€™d lose major brownie points if I didnโ€™t include Middle Earth in my list of fictional places to visit. Callum would have to come with me of course.

6. Forks โ€“ Okay, so I know itโ€™s actually a real place (somewhere in northwest Washington) but I want to visit the fictional Twilight world so that I can dispense with Bella, and Edward can turn me into a vampire instead.

5. Avatar โ€“ Iโ€™ve always wondered what my Naโ€™vi avatar would look like, and I totally want to have a hippy-60โ€™s style-singing session under the Tree of Light.

4. Planet Novo โ€“ Getting to hang out with my own fictional characters, in the fictional world I created, would be seriously awesome. And I’ve alwaysย dreamed of going into space.

3. Narnia โ€“ These books were some of my favorites when I was a kid, and it was great being able to read them to my own children. Narnia is a classic fantasy land, and I want to hang out with talking animals, warrior rats and Mr. Tumnus. Plus Prince Caspian is hot.

2. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry โ€“ I visited Harry Potter World in Universal Orlando with my family, and Iโ€™ve also seen the Harry Potter Tour in New York. I just canโ€™t get enough of this fantastic world that J.K Rowling has created. Getting a chance to properly visit Hogwarts Castle, and to play Quidditch with Harry Potter is the stuff dreams are made of.

1. Star Wars Universe โ€“ I am a massive Star Wars fan, and I love all the worlds George Lucas created in this universe. My trip would have to include a spin in the Millenium Falcon and a major make-out session with Luke Skywalker. Then my life would be complete.

So there you have it! What about you?ย Are any of your favorites included? What fictional world would you most like to visit?