Guest & Contest: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Character Interview with Daemon from Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

April: Hi Daemon! Welcome to Romancing the Book, it is awesome to meet you! Can you please tell our readers a bit about yourself?

Daemon: “Nice to meet you.” He gives a tiny half smile. “Talk about myself? Um, I like to sleep in. I do admit I have a bit of an overprotective streak when it comes to my sister, but for real, mess with her and you won’t know what hit you. Let’s see. I have a weird sense of humor, like a good debate….and Dee has be working on my “social skills” if that tells you anything.”

April: When you first came to Earth, what were your first impressions? What are your favorite parts and least favorite parts about living here?

Daemon: “I was very young when I came here. All I remember was how green everything was. My least favorite part of being here is being controlled.” He pauses. “My favorite part? The house next door.”

April: Daemon, in Obsidian you guys have a bit of trouble with the Arum. Can you tell readers, who may not be familiar with them, just who these people are? Also, are there any other beings, that you know of on Earth other than the Arum and your people?

Daemon:  His brows furrow. “The Arum are evil SOBs. That’s all you need to know. I’m pretty sure we’re it here. If not, I feel sorry for you humans.”

April: Okay, come clean, what did you really think of Katy the first time that you met her? And what is your infatuation with being shirtless?! No complaints, mind you… lol!

Daemon: “I’m sure there weren’t any complaints.” Daemon drags a hand through his hair. “What did I think when I first saw Kat? This chick is going to be trouble. And how right was I on that one? And the shirtless thing? I’m hot. Like literally. My temperature runs higher than yours.”

April: Katy is a huge book reader and blogger. What are your thoughts on this? Are you a reader and who do you like to read?

Daemon: “I think the whole blogging thing is interesting, even though I’m not a big reader. She’s really passionate about it and she’s…cute when she starts ranting about books. Her cheeks get all flushed—oh, and she gets mad when I touch her books. Cracks me up.”

April: You and Katy have enormous sizzling chemistry, yet somehow you manage to hold yourself back. Just how/why do you do this and why are you so jerkish to her?

Daemon: “How do I hold myself back? I’m amazing, but holding back…wasn’t as easy as I made it seem. Not at all. And yeah, I’m also a jerk. I’m not going to lie. I like to think I’ve given her enough of an explanation to why. And I think Kat understands to a certain extent,” He pauses and flashes a grin. “Well, and I’m making up for being such a jerk. Trust me.”

April: This is the first book in the Obsidian series. What is coming up for you, Katy and the rest of the gang in the next installment?

Daemon: “A lot of things—challenges of all shapes and sizes. Things I wish I would’ve known about, been able to prevent, but anyway…” Daemon sighs as he leans back. “I have a whole new appreciation for libraries and kitchen tables. Not sure if you wanted to know that or not.”

April: Is there anything that you would like to say to Jennifer L. Armentrout, the talented woman who is telling your story to the world?

Daemon: “Hmm…” He taps his chin. “She’s probably going to end up with men in black knocking on her door for telling the world about us. It was nice knowing her.”

April: Well, Daemon, it has been a pleasure to meet you and get to know you a little bit better. I know that you have heard this before, but you are a very fascinating and complex person and I anxiously await reading more of your story in the future. Is there anything that you would like to say to readers before we head out?

Daemon: “It was nice being here. I think you’re the first person to not ask me if I wear boxers or briefs, so thank you for that. Anything I’d like to say to readers? Everyone has their reasons for being the way they are. Not an excuse in no means, but the past tends to shape people.”

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Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. All the rumors you heard about the state aren’t true. Well, mostly.

When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading working out, watching zombie moves, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel, her hyper Jack Russell Loki, and her pet turtle called Michelangelo. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her time writing short stories. Therefore explains her dismal grades in math.

She writes Adult and You Adult Urban Fantasy and Romance. Half-Blood, the first book in a planned series, is her debut novel and is available October 2011.

Jennifer can be found online at:,,, and

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