Welcome back to another "Authors Who Just Won't Let You Down" post and also a bonus post for this month's December special! This is my second post in the series and it shall be on the one and only Jennifer L. Armentrout, bestselling author of the Lux series and the Covenant series. You can check out my last post about the stunning Julie Kagawa here!
If you have been in the YA or NA community and not have come across Armentrout, or J Lynn, which is her NA pen name, then I don't know where you have been! Her stories never fail to impress her fans, and also draw in an even larger audience. She has also written a billion books in the past few years. I am NOT exaggerating. I completely admire all of her work and how much she puts into it. It is simply astonishing.
First we have her Covenant series, which consists of Half-Blood, Pure, Deity, Apollyon, and Sentinel, as well as her two novellas: Daimon and Elixir.
And her Lux series, which consists of: Obsidian, Onyx, Opal, Origin, and Obsession. And having Shadows as a prequel (#0.5).
Unlike the Covenant series, this is based more in the human world, and actually follows a human rather than some strange paranormal Greek descendant line. No, Kat is 100% human, but things get weird when she moves in next to Daemon and his sister Dee. All you need to know is that this is a major sci-fi that you must not miss out on.
There is an adult spin-off novel to the Lux series called Obsession that you do not have to have read the Lux series to understand, or vice versa because they are about different characters.
Her paranormal standalone: Cursed. And her contemporary romance with mental illness: Don't Look Back.
JLA also has a spin-off series to the Covenant series from Seth's point of view that will be a new adult series, starting with: The Return.
Clasping my cheeks with his large, calloused hand, he swooped in and tilted his head. He kissed me, right there on the side of the street, in front of Brighton and Merle’s house. And it was no chaste or quick kiss. I didn’t even think Ren knew how to do chaste kisses.
His warm mouth moved over mine, insistent and seductive. With my hands clutching the helmet between us, all I could do was let myself be swept away by the feel of his mouth on mine.
And it did feel damn good.
The bike still hummed under us, and as his tongue glided over mine, I gasped into his mouth. I felt his lips curve into a smile against mine, and I wanted to pitch the helmet into the street and climb all over him.
Ren’s mouth brushed mine as he murmured, “Mmm.”
“What… what was that for?” I asked, blinking.
He laughed as he turned, turning the engine off. “It was a ‘just because kiss.’ Get used to it. You’re going to get a lot of them.”
I stared at his back. “What if I don’t want them?”
He looked over his shoulder, arching a brow. “You want them.”
I sighed. I did want them.
----------------------------------Under her New Adult/Adult pen name, J. Lynn has...
The Wait For You Series, which consists of: Wait For You, Be With Me, Stay With Me, Fall With Me, Forever With Me (2015), Fire in You (2016). As well as her novellas: Trust in Me (#1.5), Believe in Me (#2.25), and The Proposal (#2.5).
Her Gamble Brothers trilogy: Tempting the Best Man, Tempting the Player, and Tempting the Bodyguard.
And an NA standalone: Unchained: Nephilim Rising.
I hope you've enjoyed this week's post and watch out for another installment of Authors Who Just Won't Let You Down because I'm planning a lot more for this series of posts. Let me know what you think of this one down in the comments!
Have a good week,