Hello everyone! I am super excited to be involved in My Crazy Corner's 2016 YA/NA Blogfest. An enormous thank you to Apryl for putting this amazing event together.
I have some awesome things to share with you, including a giveaway! Who doesn’t like free stuff?
But for those who don't know who I am, my name's Jennifer, but I write under J.L. Weil, bestselling teen paranormal romance author of the Divisa and Raven series.
When I was a teen, I was a sucker for mystery and thrillers. At that time, I read everything Christopher Pike ever wrote and then migrated to the hard stuff, Dean R. Koontz. That man’s books gave me the heebie-jeebies…and I loved it.
Then one summer I picked up a historical romance book by Janet Dailey. And that was it. Instantaneous love. I quickly ventured into other sub-genres of romance, and still to this day, paranormal romance is my all-time favorite!
All of these authors inspire me mostly due to the impact they’ve had in my life. Whether it’s because of the young heroine falling love for the first time, the thrills and twists of a good mystery, the magically powers and darkness of paranormal, each author has had an influence on me, and many, many more. They’ve impacted what I read and the stories I write.
I am over the moon excited to share a peek inside White Raven, the first book in the bestselling Raven Series. Piper and Zane, two souls who are too stubborn to know when to give, but when they do, sparks fly.
Excerpt from White Raven:
TJ and Rose kept the conversation rolling as I gave the appropriate one-word responses or a head nod. I didn’t have much of an appetite, mostly picking at my chicken Caesar salad and gazing out at the ocean, until…
His hair was black as a wintry night, eyes icy blue as a gypsy’s heart. He had a lazy saunter about him and a glint of humor twinkling in those heart-melting eyes. There was nothing loose about his body, muscles bunching as he tethered a boat to the dock. I twiddled the straw, staring brazenly.
Good God. I wanted to have his babies. Not now, but most definitely someday.
And just like that, my summer got a billion times hotter…and interesting—way more interesting. I bit my lip, mulling over how I was going to accidentally fall into his pants. Um—I mean path or even his lap would do, anything to get that one’s attention.
Drool hit the table in a mad case of fangirl, and I didn’t even know his name.
As if he sensed he was being slobbered over, his eyes scraped over me, and I held my breath. Holy hot tamales. An electric bolt of…lust maybe, I really didn’t know what it was, but it coiled through my body, making me shudder. A flicker of an unidentified emotion crossed his face, right before a secret smile appeared on his lips. Oh man, don’t get me started on his lips.
Elbows propped on the table, I rested my head on the edge of my palms, continually gazing and getting lost in the depths of his eyes. He hypnotized me. I followed his movements, my eyes glued to him. Then one of my elbows slipped off the table in classic Piper form, and down I went. I caught myself just before my chin whacked a corner of the patio table.
Mortified, I closed my eyes.
TJ laughed. “Smooth, Pipe. I think you made a lasting impression.”
Giveaway: $25 Amazon Gift card and eBook copies of the Raven Series
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I am working on a new series, Beauty Never Dies Chronicles. It is a Dystopian Fantasy Romance with a fairy tale spin. Slumber, book 1 will be out January 10, 2017. Check out this cover!