Sunday, July 22, 2012

Jenny Pox Second Anniversary Celebration!

Jenny Pox is turning 2 today! I'm sure a lot of you will have heard of this fantastic series yet, but I read the first two books so far and it's a great horror series that you absolutely must check out! I have JL Bryan dropping by with an Ashleigh-esque (the awesome love-to-hate villain) guest post. AND, you even get a chance to win a full set of Jenny Pox, Tommy Nightmare, and Alexander Death, autographed and inscribed to the winner!

Jenny Pox
J.L. Bryan
Series: The Paranormals, #1
Release date: July 22nd, 2010

Eighteen-year-old Jenny Morton has a horrific secret: her touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague, the "Jenny pox." She lives by a single rule: Never touch anyone. A lifetime of avoiding any physical contact with others has made her isolated and painfully lonely in her small rural town.

Then she meets the one boy she can touch. Jenny feels herself falling for Seth...but if she's going to be with him, Jenny must learn to use the deadly pox inside her to confront his ruthless and manipulative girlfriend Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all.
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Not recommended for readers under eighteen.
 Following books:

Tommy Nightmare
J.L. Bryan
Series: The Paranormals, #2
Release date: April 1st, 2011

While Fallen Oak recovers from the Jenny pox, someone new is hunting Jenny. Like Jenny, Ashleigh Goodling belonged to a pair of opposites with powers that mirror each other. Now Jenny and Seth must face the opposite of love...

Alexander Death
J.L. Bryan
Series: The Paranormals, #3
Release date: September 19th 2011

While Seth searches for Jenny, Dr. Heather Reynard of the CDC unravels Seth and Jenny's secrets. Alexander opens Jenny's mind to her deep past, and to the full horrific extent of her powers. Torn between her feelings for Alexander and Seth, and between her past lives and her present, Jenny must prepare to face her enemies in the final, catastrophic battle...

Guest post with J.L. Bryan

 Happy Birthday to Jenny Pox – and a major Jenny Pox announcement!

Today is the second anniversary of the publication of Jenny Pox!  And that makes it a great day to announce that there will be a fourth Jenny Pox book, something I wasn’t expecting.  It will be out this fall...details to follow in the near future!

At each stop, we’ll do a quick biography of one of the six paranormal characters from the series.  Exclusive for readers of Xpresso Reads, here’s an brief introduction to Ashleigh, a girl who seems sweet and lovely but is actually a wicked, manipulative monster.  Thanks for hosting, Giselle!

Who is Ashleigh?

Ashleigh Goodling is the preacher’s daughter at one of the town’s two churches. Cheerleader, student council president, valedictorian.  Her paranormal touch has a Cupid-like effect of making people feel love—love for her, or love for each other.  Her hobbies include creating conflict and controversy, amassing and wielding power, and destroying anyone who gets in her way, always pulling strings in the background so that she continues to look like an innocent angel.  Her goal in life is to become President of the United States, and she’s clearly on her way.

Ashleigh has the town wrapped around her little finger, except one person...Jenny.  Because of Jenny’s pox, Ashleigh can’t touch her, and so she can’t control her.  Ashleigh has always made Jenny’s life difficult, but now that her boyfriend Seth might be falling for Jenny, Ashleigh is ready to unleash hell...leaving Jenny no choice but to fight back.

If you haven’t seen it, here’s the Jenny Pox trailer:

The Jenny Pox ebook is currently free on Amazon, Smashwords, Apple, Sony, and Kobo, and cheap on Nook!


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J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on English Renaissance and Romantic literature. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Christina, dogs Violet and Tiger Lily, and cats Shadow and Sue. 
Giveaway details
To celebrate Jenny’s birthday, and this exciting new announcement, JL Bryan is offering a giveaway of a full set of Jenny Pox, Tommy Nightmare, and Alexander Death, autographed and inscribed to the winner!

Must be 13 or older to enter
Open to US addresses only
Giveaway ends July 29th, 2012
Winner will be picked by

How to enter: Leave a comment! Make sure to include your email address.
ALSO, you can earn more entries by commenting on the other participating blogs' celebration posts for a total of six entries!

Here are all the blog hosts and the paranormal character they’re featuring: