We are happy to have Jennifer Armentrout at Smexy today to celebrate her release of her new book, Obsidian. Take it away, Jennifer!
If you’ve read Half-Blood or Obsidian, it’s pretty obvious I’m big on the romance. I don’t think I could write a book that didn’t have a decent amount of love fest going on. Romance is always integral to whatever book I’m writing, and I think one of the reason why I love writing it so much is because I LOVE reading it.
Especially in young adult books. That kind of romance takes you back to the first time you fell in love, your first kiss, your first argument and heartbreak, and every other first you can think of. Reliving that through writing without the skid marks of living it is sort of amazing, don’t you think?
And one of the things I love about writing romance is the set up to the first kiss. I’m not a big fan of insta-love (okay, I pretty rant about it often). Sometimes, it works for me, but it’s rare. I like a relationship that builds slowly, from like to love, or in some cases, from hate to love. Seeing characters evolve together is fun to sketch out. Having the come together too soon just sort of ruins the whole anticipation, the get-to-know-you period.
So, what kind of romance do YOU like most in books you read?
Jennifer is offering an e-book copy of Obisidian to one lucky commenter. To enter, just leave a comment. Giveaway open to all through December 10th.