{Guest Post & Author Q&A/$200 Giveaway} Halloween Memories with ELIXIR's Jennifer L. Armentrout

A Backwards Story is happy to once again be a part of Stuck in Books' tour for Jennifer L. Armentrout as we get ready for the final book in the Covenant series, SENTINEL.

Today is Elixir Day!

Check out the tour schedule to see the list of events.

Spencer Hill Press is giving away a $200 gift card to Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Book Depository or any indie bookstore of the winner's choice to not only stock up on amazing books, but to perhaps buy a Nook HD or Kindle Fire!
This post was first seen on A Backwards Story October 31, 2012 for the DEITY blog tour. Happy One Year Anniversary, post!!

Check out today's review of ELIXIR!

Halloween Memories
by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Growing up I was a huge fan of Halloween. Still am. And not just for the candy. I loved getting dressed up and trick and treating. Some of my favorite houses were the ones that had people hiding in the bushes. It’s the only day of the year where you can purposely scare the crap out of kids and get away with it.

Some of my favorite Halloween costumes were:

The standard mummy costume, but we didn’t use toilet paper. My mom had rigged up the costumes with ace bandages. Stayed on a lot better. Another year I was a witch and then a vampire. But my favorite costume was when me and my brother dressed up as punk rockers. We had tie-dyed hair and KISS make up. It was really cool.

But the best costume came when I was older—too old to trick or treat. I would give out candy, but just answering the door was boring for a teenager, so we had to come up with something. About a week before Halloween, we would put a stuffed dummy out on the front porch swing. The dummy would have on an old pair of men’s pants and flannel shirt. We’d use a basketball for the head, put a mask over it and then a hat. The neighborhood kids would get used to seeing the dummy as they went to their bus stops or to the corner market. Then, about a half an hour before trick or treating started, I would switch places with the dummy. Put the clothes on, the mask, and sit in the exact same position. My mom would put the bowl of candy in my lap and when kids started to come in, she would tell them that they had to get the candy themselves. Of course, I waited until their hand was in the bowl before I moved or grab their hand. I think I had more fun doing that than trick or treating.

Quickfire Q&A!

For JLA – 
After writing the series from Alex’s POV, what challenges did you face writing from Aiden’s POV in Elixir?

It was hard to get into Aiden’s head because he was more of a challenge to write than I anticipated.

For Alex – 
Um…seriously girl, if I ever hear “My Seth” again, I may puke. Is there anything about that time that you want to remember?

No. Well, except Aiden because he believed in me.

What inspired you to make Ashtyn a female football player in WILD CARDS?

Ashtyn is the girl in me who, in high school, wanted to be on the football team. Unfortunately I was too insecure to be the only girl on the team. I wish I could do it over again because I would have definitely been on that field! I guess I’m reliving that dream by writing Ashtyn!

For Aiden – 
Where does your strength come from? Standing up to Alex and even the Gods, you were a rock during Elixir. How did you do it?

It was all for Alex. I love her and I wasn’t giving up.

For Seth – 
During the time where you didn’t know where Alex was, what were you doing to find her?

Everything. I was gonna find her.

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Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: Nov. 27, 2012
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Received: Free e-book

Aiden St. Delphi will do anything to save Alex. 
Even if it means doing the one thing he will never forgive himself for. 
Even if it means making war against the gods.
#1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia. 

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true. Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. 

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), DON'T LOOK BACK (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen. 

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (TEMPTING THE BEST MAN/TEMPTING THE PLAYER) and WAIT FOR YOU. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
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