Broken Destiny book two news & Apollycon!

Many of you have been asking me about the next novel in the Broken Destiny series featuring Ivy and Adrian. I’ve been mum on the subject because (1) Bound By Flames’s recent release has taken center stage, and (2) my publisher and I were still working out some details, but now I have some news to share. First up, it has a title! The next novel in the Broken Destiny series will be called…

THE SWEETEST BURN

And there’s more! I also have the back cover copy to share with you, so here it is below:

The breathtaking second novel in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Broken Destiny series finds Ivy and Adrian rekindling their alliance – and passion – as the struggle for the fate of the world begins . . .

Conquering a supernatural realm turned out to be easier than getting over a broken heart. But her initial victory has made Ivy a target for revenge, forcing her to reunite with the dangerous – and dangerously sexy – Adrian. Ivy isn’t sure which will be harder: finding the hallowed weapon that will repair the crumbling walls between demon and human realms, or resisting Adrian, who’s decided that come hell or high water, he will make Ivy his.
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At first, Adrian tried to resist his feelings for Ivy. Now, determined to break the curse that dooms their love, he’s vowed to save her and to have her. If only he can persuade her to forgive his past sins.  But defying destiny—and surrendering to the smoldering desire between them —will bring consequences and sacrifices they never imagined…
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The Sweetest Burn will release around the end of this year. No pre-order links yet, but once I have those and a firm date, I will let everyone know. Same deal with the cover. I already had the very difficult task of deciding between four equally hot men to determine which one of them would be on the cover. Yes, it’s a dirty job, but someone had to do it *wink*.

If you haven’t read The Beautiful Ashes, book one in the Broken Destiny series, it is available now in ebook, paperback, and audio. Speaking of the paperback version, it originally released in Trade (the bigger-sized version of a paperback), but the mass market paperback will release in September. To celebrate the mass market edition’s release, The Beautiful Ashes is getting a hot new cover and a updated description that’s more in line with the tone/content of the book. Some readers confused the NA (New Adult) designation with YA (Young Adult) and thus erroneously thought that this was a “children’s” series. Um, NO. New Adult means that there is definite adult content and it is not intended for young readers, so the new cover / description will (hopefully) make that abundantly apparent. Once I’m allowed to post the updated cover and description, I will.

Apollycon_banner_pngNext up is Apollycon! If you’re in the Philadelphia, PA area on Saturday the 28th, come on out. Even if you missed your chance to get a ticket to the VIR or Party event, there are still a few tickets left for the signing, and the signing is free. ApollyCon is a multi-author event, and check out the lineup of authors that will be there! Jennifer L. Armentrout , Mary Ting , Tiffany King , Kristen Proby , Mary Lindsey , Susan Dennard , Sophie Jordan , Katie McGarry , Chelsea M. Cameron , Page Morgan , Cora Carmack , Jay Crownover , Kristi Cook , Amalie Howard , Rachel Harris , Wendy Higgins , Jeaniene Frost , Laura Kaye , Sarah J. Maas , Jamie McGuire , Megan Erickson , Rachel Hollis , Ann Marie Frohoff , Katee Robert ,Tessa Bailey , Jen McLaughlin , Alexandra Bracken , Tina Reber , Jamie Shaw , Riley Edgewood , Cristin Terrill and Elizabeth Briggs.

That’s all for me. Hope to see some of you at ApollyCon tomorrow!

Book rec: The Return

Calling all paranormal romance lovers: I have a new book recommendation for you! I first read The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout a few months ago. How did I do that when its official release date was only yesterday? Well, one of the cool perks of being friendly with other authors is getting the occasional early look at an upcoming release. Do I shamelessly use this to try to get early looks on books that I want to read? Ah, YES (don’t judge me – you would, too! :))

Here is the cover and description for The Return, book one in the Titan series:

THE-RETURN_ARMENTROUT_Oct2014cover-300x450The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.
But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

Order from: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, BooksAMillion, Powells, Downpour, Audible.com, or your favorite store.

The Return is a fun, sexy blend of modern times and Greek mythology. For all of my readers who’ve lamented the fact that I don’t write from the hero’s point of view, you’ll be pleased to know that this book features both the hero’s and the heroine’s pov. I loved The Return so much that I blurbed it, and what might not be commonly known is that I’m a stingy blurb-er (my editor and agent can attest to this, and it’s probably been the cause of a few at-work alcohol shots for them over the years.) To get an “official” endorsement from me, I don’t just have to really like a book, I have to loooove a book. When I finished The Return, I had that happy-from-a-great-book-glow, mixed with an impatience to read the next in the series, which is why I had this to say about it:

“Sizzling, forbidden romance and non-stop action make The Return an addictive read. Sign me up for the sequel – I am now officially a Seth-aholic.” Jeaniene Frost

But don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what Publishers Weekly had to say: “As Seth learns to restrain his violent instincts and Josie trains hers up, the romance and danger both escalate at a feverish pace. Armentrout dives deep into the psyches of both hero and heroine, deftly switching from one point of view to another, while creating a drum-tight sense of suspense and sexual tension from the first page to the last. This is a very promising start to the series.”

The Return is also currently rocking a 5-star review average on Amazon, so if you’re in the mood for something new to read, I highly recommend that you check it out.

List news, more travel, and a sad goodbye

Small BBFFirst, a huge thank-you to you, readers! Because of your support, Bound By Flames, Night Prince book three, rocked the bestseller lists in its first week out, hitting at:

#6 New York Times mass market fiction, #9 New York Times ebook fiction, #10 New York Times Print & Ebook combined, #12 USA Today, #6 Wall Street Journal ebook, #10 Wall Street Journal combined fiction, #34 Amazon general ebook fiction, and #24 Publishers Weekly mass market fiction.

I am tremendously awed and humbled by the above. Vlad, the arrogant vampire, would of course think that he deserved all of it ;). So, you get big, thankful smooches from me, an electric high-five from Leila and a fiery hug from Vlad for showing Bound By Flames all the love during its debut week. If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, you can order from  AmazonBarnes&Noble,BooksAMillion, MalapropsPowells, Indiebound, iBooks, Audible.com,Downpour or your favorite book store.

Malaprops picAs I mentioned in my previous post, I traveled for BBF’s release. First stop was Malaprops Book Store in Asheville, NC. This store usually hosts my releases and I had a wonderful time as always. Thanks to all the brave readers who ventured out on a frigid January evening to celebrate the release with me! Here’s a photo from that night, courtesy of Kim at Paranormally Yours Twitter feed. You may notice that I look a little different in these pics than in my “official” author picture. Since then, I’ve cut my hair, changed the color back to red and maybe gained a pound or two *wink*. The hair color and cut I’m keeping; the pounds I’d like to lose. Ah, carbs. I love you with a mad, reckless love, as my hips can attest.

Next up was Avon Book’s KissCon in Saratoga, FL. This was a multi-author event and it was more than a signing. Readers who attended were treated to an hour of wine, treats and mingling, then a panel with trivia question and giveaways, and finally, the group signing. I’ll come right out and say that I like group events more than single-author ones. For one, it’s more fun for me to have someone else (or several someones) to talk about books with, and two, I think readers get a lot more out of hearing and meeting many authors versus just one. I know I learn a lot from these group discussions – like Julia Quinn announcing the second-most-common motorcycle injury…OUCH! – and I assume that readers do, too. Here are some pics from that event.

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KissCon2My next stop to celebrate Bound By Flames’ release will be ApollyCon in Philadelphia, PA on the 28th. This is another multi-author event, and check out the lineup!

Tickets for the VIP event and the Party are sold out, but a few tickets to the group signing (free of charge but ticket required) are still available, so be sure to get yours here if you want to come out. Hope to see some of you there!
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Finally, on a sad, personal note, I also traveled to Memphis to pay my last respects to my great-uncle, Bob Colegrove, who died at the age of 90. He and my Aunt Dottie were married for over 68 years, which, as I said on Twitter, is about as close to a happily-ever-after as reality allows. I had dedicated Bound By Flames to my aunt and uncle, but he died before he could see that. My Uncle Bob had been one of my biggest fans, which was a testament to his love for me because steamy paranormal romance was not his genre of choice. Since his death, my Aunt Dottie has reminded me of what strong heroines are made of, because while her heart is broken, her spirit is not. Here is picture from the last time we were all together. Rest in peace, Uncle Bob. You will be greatly missed.
Aunt Dottie Uncle Bob with J

Bound By Flames playlist, tour appearances and more

Small BBFBound By Flames is now available! Order your copy from  AmazonBarnes&Noble,BooksAMillionPowells, Indiebound, iBooks, DownpourAudible.com or your favorite retailer. Learn more about Bound By Flames here.

I have lots of things to cover in this post, so let’s get right to it. First up, I’m traveling this week to celebrate Bound By Flames’ release, so if you’re in NC or FL, I might be in your neck of the woods.

 

Wednesday, January 28th, 7pm

Malaprops Book Store

55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
828-254-6734

Can’t make it? You can still order a signed/personalized copy here until the 28th.

Saturday, January 31st, 1pm – 4pm EST

KissCon Sarasota, hosted by Avon Books

Florida Studio Theater, Court Cabaret
1265 1st Street
Sarasota, FL 34236

Description: Avon Books and Bookstore 1 Sarasota are teaming up for a multi-author event with Katharine Ashe, Maya Banks, Lena Diaz, Megan Frampton, Jeaniene Frost, Laura Lee Gurhrke, C.J. Kyle, Julia Quinn, Kerrelyn Sparks and C.L. Wilson. More info and tickets here.

Next I have the first 38 pages of Bound By Flames available online courtesy of my publisher, Harper Collins. I know; it used to be the first 20% but they changed it. To read the first three chapters, go here and then click “Read A Sample” under the cover.

Finally, here is the playlist of songs that I listened to while writing Bound By Flames. As many of you know, writing to specific music helps put me in the right frame of mind because I’m conditioning myself to write a particular story whenever I hear those songs (not saying this will work for every writer, but it works for me). That being said, there’s no hidden meaning for the book in these songs. Some of these are recommendations that you, readers, have given me, so thank you again! Remember: Music tastes are as personal as reading tastes, so if you don’t like some of the bands/songs, no problem. Just please don’t tell me that I shouldn’t like them, because if a song/band is listed, then I like do, and no arguing on your part will change my mind :).

Layout is band name: songs (if more than one from the same band). Bands are in alphabetical order for ease of listing.

Alanis Morissette:  Underneath, Madness.

Banks: Brain, Waiting Game, This Is What It Feels Like.

Bon Iver: Hinnom, TX.

Chad Valley: Now That I’m Real, Shell Suite, I Want Your Love.

Coldplay: Always In My Head, True Love, Midnight, Another’s Arms, A Sky Full Of Stars.

Delta Spirit: Yamaha.

The Fray: Love Don’t Die, Hurricane, Our Last Days, Break Your Plans, Same As You.

Glen Morrison (featuring Islove): Goodbye.

The Goo Goo Dolls: Come To Me.

Hardwell (featuring Matthew Komo): Dare You.

Jilette Johnson: Torpedo.

Kari Jobe: Forever.

Katie Herzig: Walk Through Walls.

Keane: Is It Any Wonder.

Lana Del Ray: Born To Die, Young And Beautiful, Ride, West Coast.

M83: I Need You, Wait, Oblivion (featuring Suzanne Sundfor).

Motorcycle: As The Rush Comes.

Muse: Madness.

The Neighborhood: Honest.

O.A.R.: Peace.

Our Lady Peace: Somewhere Out There.

P!ink: Just Like A Pill, Just Give Me A Reason (featuring Nate Reuss).

Phillip Phillips: Gone, Gone, Gone.

Phosphorescent: Song For Zulu.

Sarah McLachlan: Flesh And Blood.

The Script: Six Degrees Of Separation.

Shakira: Empire.

Sharon Van Etten: Afraid Of Nothing, Taking Chances, Your Love Is Killing Me, You Know Me Well, Break Me.

Sia: Chandelier, Big Girls Cry, Eye Of The Needle, Elastic Heart, Free The Animal, Dressed In Black, Fire Meet Gasoline*.

Taylor Swift: I Knew You Were Trouble.

Tiesto (featuring Icona Pop): Let’s Go.

 

* After I read the lyrics to Fire Meets Gasoline, I thought that Leila could have written them about her relationship with Vlad. Hope that all of you enjoy the new book continuing their adventures!

Final BBF giveaway winners

Wow, are you guys ready for the next Vlad and Leila book! I thought that limiting the time frame for the final contest would pare down the number of entries, but 925 of you disagreed. Since I only had six more books to give away, that means I’m about to disappoint most of you, and for that I’m sorry. At least you only have to wait one more week for Bound By Flames, and January 27th will be here before you know it. Also, if you want to order a signed paperback, Malaprops Book Store has them. Go to their page here to pre-order, and when I’m at Malaprops next week, I will sign your copy and Malaprops will ship it out to you. They even ship internationally, how cool is that?

If you haven’t already seen my event schedule for Bound By Flames, go here. Maybe I’ll be in your area soon!

All right, now let’s get to the six winners! They are:

Pamela Venini, Christina Malave, Kristin Russell, Crystal Scarfo-Harris, Jessie Studie, and Kristen Spina.

Congratulations, ladies! Please check your inbox for instructions on how to receive your book.

 

Final Bound By Flames giveaway

As promised, I’m holding the last contest for Bound By Flames, book three in the Night Prince series, before it releases on the 27th. This contest will be open to everyone no matter where in the world you live, so let’s get right to the details.

Six winners will receive a signed paperback copy of Bound By Flames. If you’re interested in being one of them, here’s what you need to do.

Small BBFTo enter:

1. Send an email to  jeanieneprizes AT gmail DOT com  (obviously replace the “AT” with an “@” and the “DOT” with a “.” in your email.)

2. Include your full name and the email address you want to be contacted at if you win, if different than the email you’re sending your entry from.

3. You can only enter ONCE. Duplicate entries will be deleted.

Winner will be chosen by Randomizer since I can’t choose between any of you ;).

Disclaimers: Due to the adult content in this novel, you must be 18 or have permission from your parent/guardian to enter. Contest is void where prohibited.

Contest Starts: Now.

Ends: Monday, January 19th at 11:59 am EST.

Good luck, everyone!

Book Blogger Appreciation contest winners!

Sorry for not posting this yesterday. It was one of those days where I was busy the whole time, and yet still didn’t seem to accomplish much. So, apologies out of the way, let’s get right to the winners of the Book Blogger Appreciation contest!

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The seven winners who will receive an early copy of Bound By Flames, book three in the Night Prince series, are:

Lacey with Book Lovers For Life, Amy with Read What I Like, Steph with Paranormal Haven, Barb with The Saucy Wenches Book Club, Kat with Sassy Cat’s Book Review, Jennifer with The Book Nympho, and Jessica with A Great Read,

The one “grand prize” winner who will receive an early copy of Bound By Flames plus any book from my backlist that she chooses plus a $50.00 Amazon e-gift card is:

Christy with Novel, Inc.

Congrats, all, and if you see your name here, check your email for information on how to get your prize!

Once again, thanks so much to book bloggers everywhere! Readers, I haven’t forgotten all that you do, too, I promise :). So, head’s up – be sure to check my blog this week for the final contest giving away early copies of Bound By Flames.

January 2015

To celebrate the release of Bound By Flames, Night Prince book three, Jeaniene will be at the following places:

Wednesday, January 28th, 7pm

Malaprops Book Store

55 Haywood Street

Asheville, NC 28801

 

Saturday, January 31st, 1pm – 4pm 

KissCon Sarasota, hosted by Avon Books

Avon Books and Bookstore 1 Sarasota are teaming up for a multi-author event with Katharine Ashe, Maya Banks, Lena Diaz, Megan Frampton, Jeaniene Frost, Laura Lee Gurhrke, C.J. Kyle, Julia Quinn, Kerrelyn Sparks and C.L. Wilson. More info and tickets here.

 

Saturday, February 28th, 11:00am – 11:00pm

ApollyCon

Join over two dozen authors for an all-day event OR book signing only, reader’s choice which.

Philadelphia, PA

Book Blogger Appreciation giveaway

Book bloggers, you rock. You take time out of your day to talk about books, write reviews, run fun polls, hold character “showdowns” and much, much more, all of which promotes the love of reading. Thank you so much. I wouldn’t have found some of my favorite authors without you.

As a gesture of appreciation, I’m holding a giveaway for book bloggers only. Non-blogging readers, please don’t feel slighted; long-time followers of my blog know that 99% of my giveaways are for readers, and I will hold a new reader giveaway as early as next week. But let’s get back to this one.

The prizes:

Seven book bloggers will receive a paperback copy or ebook* of Bound By Flames, book three in the Night Prince series. *Winners who choose an ebook will have to wait until the official release date of January 27th to receive it.

One book blogger will receive a paperback copy or ebook* of Bound By Flames, book three in the Night Prince series, and any book in my backlist that they choose, and a $50.00 Amazon e-gift card. *If the winner chooses ebook format for Bound By Flames, it will be delivered on the official release date of January 27th.

The rules:

1. Your book blog must have been established at least six months ago.

2. Send an email to  jeanieneprizes AT gmail DOT com  (obviously replace the “AT” with an “@” and the “DOT” with a “.” in your email) with the name of your blog in the subject line

3In the body of your email, include a link to your blog plus your full name and the email address you want to be contacted at, if you win.

4. You can only enter ONCE. Duplicate entries will be deleted.

5. Contest is open to US, UK, and Canadian residents only.

6. Entries that don’t follow the rules will be disqualified, so please double-check your email before you hit “send.”

Winner will be chosen by Randomizer.

Disclaimers: Due to the adult content in these novels, you must be 18 or have permission from your parent/guardian to enter. Contest is void where prohibited.

Contest Starts: Now.

Ends: Monday, January 12th at 11:59pm Est.

 

Good luck, book bloggers, and whether you win or not, here’s a hug from me to you! :)

 

Bound By Flames book trailer!

Hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday! Some part of me can’t believe that 2015 is already here, but the calendar doesn’t lie. January is here and with it, the release of the next Night Prince novel on the 27th. As the subject line states, the book trailer for Bound By Flames is now up. Once more, I turned to Book Candy Studios to produce the trailer. Hope you enjoy!

Link to trailer on YouTube here.

Romantic Times magazine gave Bound By Flames a “Top Pick” rating (and also a “Hot” rating, for those readers who enjoy the spicy stuff ;)) and had this to say about it:

“The great news is that it’s time for the next Night Prince novel – and it’s everything we hoped for. The learning curve for marriage between passionate Vlad and Leila is proving to be a bit steep, and it doesn’t help that they are still under attack. Frost’s incredible patented brand of gripping romance ensures that the threats are horrifying real and the emotions utterly intense. Hang on tight!”

As a reminder, to help celebrate the upcoming release of Bound By Flames, the first book in the Night Prince series, Once Burned, is on sale in ebook for only $1.99. So is Halfway to the Grave, in case you’ve already read the Vlad and Leila books and are looking at sampling another series I’ve written, so swing by your favorite ebook retailer if you’re interested. And as another reminder, here is my appearance schedule for January and February, so check it out to see if I’ll be in your city. Hope to see some of you later this month and next month! :)