Today I'm thrilled to be a part of the birthday celebration for JL Bryan's paranormal novel Jenny Pox. Jenny Pox is a disturbing and beautifully challenging read, but also one that slipped beneath my skin before I was really aware of it, ensuring her story has been one to stick with me for a very long time. JL is joining me on the blog today to share with us a little bit about the girl with whom I share a name, and to give us all some very exciting news!
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. Jenny Plague-Bringer, the grand finale for the series, will be out this fall...details to follow in the near future! You heard it here first!
For the hop, I’m doing a short guest post about each of the six paranormal characters from the series. Appropriately enough, we’ll begin here on Jenny’s blog with a short sketch of Jenny Morton...
WHO IS JENNY?
Jenny, the lead character of the series, was born with an unfortunate paranormal condition: her touch infects and kills other living things with a deadly supernatural plague.
We see glimpses of her childhood and how this has affected her life, making contact with others impossible. She avoids any contact with others, and so has an intensely lonely life. She lives with her father in a ramshackle house in the woods outside town, because her mother died in childbirth. Being dirt poor, and having the eccentric habit of wearing gloves at all times, even in summer (to avoid touching anyone) only make her more isolated from everyone around her. For most of the first book, she’s eighteen and a senior in high school.
Jenny’s life changes when she meets Seth, a boy with an opposite power, a touch that heals. He is the first boy she can touch (without killing him...). Unfortunately, Seth’s pretty, popular girlfriend Ashleigh has a secret, devilish power of her own, and she is quite an evil manipulator with a lifelong hatred of Jenny. Ashleigh uses her own paranormal touch to turn the world against Jenny...who only has one way to strike back.
If you haven’t seen it, here’s the Jenny Pox trailer!
The Jenny Pox ebook is currently free on Amazon, Smashwords, Apple, and Sony, and cheap on Nook!
To celebrate Jenny’s birthday, and this exciting new announcement, we’re offering a giveaway of a full set of Jenny Pox, Tommy Nightmare, and Alexander Death, autographed and inscribed to the winner!
How to enter: A comment on each blog on the hop counts as an entry, so you can enter up to six times! Here are all the blog hosts and the paranormal character they’re featuring:
Supernatural Snark (Jenny)
Xpresso Reads (Ashleigh)
Between the Pages (Seth)
Bewitched Bookworms (Tommy)
J.L. Bryan’s Books (Esmeralda)
Bookish Brunette (Alexander)
Random.org will pick a winning blog & then a winning comment! Must be 13 to enter, U.S. only. Please include email or Twitter contact information with your comment in case you win!
Links for stalking J.L. Bryan:
Amazon US Author Profile
Amazon UK Author Profile