Monday, October 17, 2011

Interview: Jennifer Armemtrout, Author of Halfblood

Could you introduce yourself to everyone?
My name is Jennifer L. Armentrout, not to be confused with the other Jennifer Armintrout. I live in West Virginia, and contrary to popular belief, the movie Deliverance does not take place in WV. A lot of my time is spent writing or read. When I'm actually not doing either, I'm working out or pretending to know how to garden. I also have this soft spot for zombie movies. 

Where do you usually write?
I usually write in my office or on the couch. My desk is a mess.

Was there a specific reason for the setting of Half-Blood?
Not really. I was looking for a place that was near the ocean and accessible. I sort of stumbled across Bald Head Island, and I thought, "Hmm, gods in North Carolina? That would be most unexpected." So I created a fictional island next to Bald Head Island.

When will we get to see more or Pure and Deity, A.K.A. the know evil tormenting devices like that.
Well, I'm constantly dropping teasers on Twitter from future books. The cover of Deity would probably release sometime in early 2012 and the blurb for Deity after the release of Pure. 

You can use a time machine to meet one author, dead or alive. Who would you meet and what would you talk about?
William Shakespeare. I'd ask him if he knew his play Romeo and Juliet would be seen as this epic, romantic love story. I have a feeling he'd laugh if he knew.

Pick up the closest book to you and give us a random line or sentence.
"You're the brightest thing I've ever seen, Kaylee."  If I Die.

What inanimate object would you be described as? Ice cream flavor?
A book. Because most people have no idea what's going on inside me and they never know what I'm going to say.
I'm pretty boring when it comes to ice cream. I'll go with chocolate. 

Flash Questions....
Are you a cat person or dog, neither? Dog person
Coke, Pepsi, or other? Root beer
Favorite Book? Right now, it's If I Die by Rachel Vincent

Stalk Jennifer:

About Halfblood:
The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods-have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals-well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden.Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.


  1. I'm so excited for the next book in this series. Also, can't wait to get more info on Deity!

  2. Great interview! I have to say that I am loving Rachel Vincent's My Soul to Keep at the moment. :)

  3. Sounds like a fantastic book. I love books dealing with "The Gods" and their offspring. Thanks for sharing more of yourself.

  4. Fantastic interview!! I can't wait for Pure and Deity. :)

  5. Great interview! I never write or do much at my desk either it is always covered with god knows what :)


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