Posts in the Dystopian Romance genre

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Guest Post: Kate Jarvik Birch on Making Successful Long-Distance Relationships

Tarnished Kate Jarvik Birch

In my latest novel, Tarnished, my main character Ella is forced into a long distance relationship. Granted, it isn’t your typical LDR, considering the fact that Ella is on the run, hiding from a man who wants to own her, and others who’d like to see her dead. Like Ella, sometimes circumstances are out of your control and you might have to find a way to keep a relationship alive even when you’re not next to the person you love.

Here are a few tips on how to help stay connected even when there are thousands of miles between you.

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Guest Post, Swoon-Worthy Heroes

Swoon-Worthy Hero Highlights: Bellamy Blake by Codi Gary

The 100

For me, every good T.V. show gives me a couple to root for in the first episode. Two characters who so clearly connect, their chemistry so undeniable that I am frothing at the mouth every week just to watch them spar or have each other’s back.

Okay, the frothing might have been a bit unsettling, but you get the idea.

However, the problem is, for any great couple to last, the show will keep them apart for as long as possible. There is a delicate balance between too soon to “hurry up before I start taking my frustrations to Twitter.”

But despite all the will they won’t they drama that may be unfolding, you have to continue to love the hero. Even in a teen Dystopian drama set in space and ravaged Earth in the future, no matter that the two characters you’ve shipped for two seasons haven’t even begun to explore feelings for each other, you still have the hope and dream of them.

Bellamy Blake

And you still get to watch Bellamy Blake come through and save the day. In fact, you hardly remember the Bellamy who condoned a “do what you want ” society and caused so much chaos that people died needlessly.

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Exclusive Excerpt: OBLIVION by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Oblivion Jennifer L. Armentrout

Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout released today and we’ve got an exclusive excerpt for you! See the thrilling start of the Lux Saga, Obsidian, through Daemon’s eyes! We hope you enjoy and pick up your copy of Oblivion today!

Kat wasn’t thrashing anymore. She was staring at me with those wide, beautiful eyes. Some of the panic eased off, but she was still frightened. Her body trembled as she looked away, pressing her cheek to the grass as she squeezed her eyes shut.

What was I going to do?

I couldn’t let her tell the world about us. There were only two options at this point. I took care of her, as in what Matthew had volunteered to do. Or I somehow convinced her to keep quiet. I hadn’t risked everything to save her from that demon truck to harm her myself now.

Slowly, so I didn’t startle her, I placed my finger under her chin and gently turned her head to mine. “Look at me, Kat. You need to look at me right now.”

She kept her eyes tightly closed.

I shifted up, bracing my weight on my legs as I clasped her cheeks. Her skin was smooth and too cool. My fingers smoothed over the line of her jaw, and I saw that my hands trembled slightly. I didn’t know if I could make her understand, but I had to try. I had to stop the bullet heading straight for her head.

Experience the epic love story of OBSIDIAN as told by its hero, Daemon 


I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.

And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.

But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can’t stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.

Falling for Katy—a human—won’t just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen…

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Get Invaded with Oblivion – Daemon’s POV, which releases on December 1st! If you order OBLIVION before 12/4/15, you can receive a deleted scene. You must fill out the following form at this link.

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JLA_Author-photo#1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel Don’t Look Back was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins. You can find Jennifer on her Website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or on Goodreads.

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Guest Post: “Inspiring Readers to Fall in Love with Bishop Lattimer” by Amy Engel

The Revolution of Ivy Amy Engel

First off, I must admit that when I initially started writing the character of Bishop Lattimer I wasn’t really thinking about making readers fall in love with him. I was thinking about how to make Ivy fall in love with him. But in doing so, I was lucky enough to create a character that many readers view as a worthy book boyfriend.

I knew going into writing The Book of Ivy that Bishop couldn’t be the bad-boy-with-a-heart-of-gold. There’s nothing wrong with that type of character, but if Bishop had been unkind to Ivy from the outset her heart would’ve closed to him completely. She already distrusted him just based on his name and the stories her family had told her. Bishop couldn’t do anything to reinforce that distrust or their relationship would have been over before it started.

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Guest Post: Five Romantic Dates for Teens in Eden City by Pintip Dunn

Forget Tomorrow Pintip Dunn

In Forget Tomorrow, Callie and Logan don’t have the opportunity to go on any dates. They’re too busy, you know, escaping from Limbo, running from FuMA, and figuring out a way to survive. Their courtship, thus, does not follow the typical path of most teenagers in Eden City. If they were normal teens, however, they might go on the following dates:

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Exclusive Excerpt: Kennedy Layne’s HIDDEN FLAMES

Hidden Flames Kennedy Layne

Today book two in Kennedy Layne’s Surviving Ashes series, Hidden Flames, is out. Kennedy has shared with us an exclusive excerpt from the book! Be sure to pick up your copy today!

There were a few things that got Owen Quade through his multiple combat tours. One was the dream of riding a custom motorcycle on a winding mountain road. The former Marine had finally managed to complete that goal, and along the way he’d gained his own bike shop and the mechanic to go with it. She was a rare beauty, and he wasn’t talking about his bike either.

Prue Whitaker preferred working on engines over rubbing shoulders with people, and that included her boss. She’d learned the hard way that men weren’t as reliable as the hogs she could repair and she kept her distance from those who didn’t feel the same way. She’d been successful until she’d recently shared a scorching kiss with Owen.

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