Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Paranormals series by J.L Bryan Blog Tour

Today I am super excited to be a stop on J.L. Bryan's blog tour for his Paranormals series. This blog tour has been going for almost a full three weeks now, sadly it's coming to an end. I'm the second last stop on the tour, and luckily I get to talk about the last book in the series, Alexander Death.

While Seth searches for Jenny, Dr. Heather Reynard of the CDC unravels Seth and Jenny’s secrets.
Alexander opens Jenny’s mind to her deep past, and to the full horrific extent of her powers.
Torn between her feelings for Alexander and Seth, and between her past lives and her present, Jenny must prepare to face her enemies in the final, catastrophic battle…

I loved all three books, I thought they were amazing and so original!
You can read my reviews of all three books under the review catalogue tab at the top of the page.
And I also have a really cool interview with Jenny herself to share with you:
Emma: Did you ever have any slip ups when you were a young child? I mean it must have been really hard being so young and not being able to go hug your dad whenever you wanted to?

Jenny: My dad was very strict about that. He always wore gloves and things around me, until I was old enough to be the one wearing gloves and being careful.  He always taught me that the biggest rule was to never touch people.  The biggest slip-up was on the playground at school, when Ashleigh Goodling attacked me, and I scratched her face, and it got all diseased.  That’s when the kids starting chanting “Jenny pox!”  But Mrs. Fulner didn’t believe them, and people kind of forgot about it or started remembering it differently as we grew up.  But everybody in my grade avoided me, so I think they kind of remembered in some part of their mind.

Emma: That must have been really hard for you. Tell us a bit more about Ashleigh, I know you and her don’t get on. What do you really think about her?

Jenny: I think the word that best describes her is “manipulative.” (Well, I can think of a few other words, but I shouldn’t say them here on your nice blog!) She’s able to make anyone love her just by touching them...except me, because if she touches me, she’ll get the pox!  That’s why she hates me.  But sometimes I even feel sorry for her.  She doesn’t know how to love anyone, I think.  She can make anyone love her, so she doesn’t know what it means or how to appreciate it.  She can gain all kinds of power, but she’ll never know about real love.

Emma: I know what you mean about Ashleigh, I haven’t actually met her but from what I’ve heard she can be a bit of a ….handful lets say!
Do you think sometimes all that power has just gone to her head?

Jenny: Sometimes?  Like every moment of her life!  She doesn’t care who she hurts, she’s just addicted to power.

Emma: Haha! Okay enough about Ashleigh. Tell us what it’s like growing up in a small town like Fallen Oak?

Jenny: For me, it was really unpleasant, because everyone knows who you are, and they know things about your family, too.  So you can’t just hide in the crowd very well.  You’re that weird girl who lives back in the woods with your father who drinks too much, and everyone knows it.  Part of me would like to live in a big city just so nobody knows me, but it’s really not a good idea for me to be around crowds of people.  So the other part of me wants to escape to a place that’s even more rural, where there’s nobody at all around.  Fallen Oak is kind of a sad town, too--it’s best days were a hundred years ago, and a lot of the downtown is just empty now.

Emma: That doesn’t sound like a lot of fun.
Okay onto the good stuff. Tell us a bit more about the whole Seth and Alexander situation?

Jenny: Serious boy trouble.  Most of my life, I couldn’t touch anyone.  Then I met Seth, and I could touch him, because he has a healing power that cancels mine.  And later, I met Alexander, and he can touch me because my power feeds his.  These are very different guys...Alexander is a lot more dangerous than Seth, but he makes me’s just more intense with Alexander!

Emma: If you had to choose between them both, which one would you choose?

Jenny: Hmm...I guess I’ll have to get to know Alexander a little better...he’s kind of a mystery to me still!

Emma: Okay, so what are your plans for the future?

Jenny: From here, I just hope to make the right choices, avoid fights with people and, you know, killing them, and do my best to live a normal, quiet, happy life.  I just hope we’ve dealt with all the evil people from our past lives...and if I never meet another paranormal again, that would be fine with me!  Most of us aren’t very nice.

Emma: That sounds like a good plan Jenny, I hope everything works out for you!
Thank for stopping by BelleBooks today!
As part of this blog tour J.L. Bryan will be giving away an awesome brand new Kindle Fire, skinned with the winner's choice of Paranormal's artwork and loaded with an amazing indie library. And as a special Halloween extra, I am able to offer my followers an extra 3 bonus entries into this giveaway!! I'm afraid this giveaway is only open to US/CAN Followers only. You can enter the contest by entering the form here.

Make sure to stop by the rest of the blogs taking part in the Alexander Death week!
Monday, October 31st - The Slowest Bookworm
Tuesday, November 1st - Buried In Books
Wednesday, November 2nd- Paranormal Opinion
Thursday, November 3rd - BelleBooks
Friday, November 4th - Supernatural Snark


  1. Awesome interview!! I grew up in a small town too and its definitely true that everyone knows (or thinks they know) a lot more of your business than they should. It's interesting what you said about Ashleigh never knowing how to love because of the power to make people love her. That's kind of sad. Thanks for the wonderful interview! Good luck with the Seth/Alexander thing (I'm a sucker for the dangerous ones too!)

    Donna @ The Happy Booker

  2. Great interview! I love Jenny's voice! And am so intrigued by Alexander (it's the only book I have yet to read!) Thanks so much for posting it ... though I really really really like Seth ... am worried. :S

    Ammy Belle
    apereiraorama @ gmail . com

  3. Love the interview! I live in a big city and I would love to live in a small town!

  4. Thanks for the interview! I love hearing from Jenny in any form! <3 her so much! I just finished Alexander Death and am now in a Jenny Pox withdrawl!!! :( How do I get my Jenny and Seth now?? lol

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  5. I also am from a small town, it has it's good qualities but also bad. I loved the interview. I read Jenny Pox a while ago and somehow I didn't know books 2 and 3 were already out. Where have I been, right?!

  6. I always feel so sorry for Jenny.


  7. I still haven't gotten that far in the trilogy yet as to have met Seth. I didn't know there was going to be a love triangle! Oh the spoilers - but I can't wait to see what happens!
    tlabunski **((gmail))**
    Pabkins @ Mission to Read

  8. I grew up in a very small town, but i was lucky to avoid most of the drama. It is never fun, when people think they know your business. Awesome Post!


  9. Love the interview! I come from a small town and it's hard some days! misscrazej(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. I really like how Jenny is so matter of fact about things even though she is far from normal. Great interview.

    Na S.

  11. Thanks for the Jenny interview!
    I entered for the Kindle as Holly Storm.

  12. Oh wonderful interview. I've heard great stuff about this series I'm really intrigued by it!

    Xpresso Reads

  13. Great interview! I love hearing from Jenny..

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  14. Great interview! I'm definitely adding this series to my TBR list!

  15. Great interview! Doesn't matter where you live Jenny, most folks always wish they lived somewhere else! I can't believe this tour is almost over :(

  16. Thanks for interviewing Jenny, I just love her. I'm just about done with Tommy Nightmare and can't wait to start Alexander death. I really have enjoyed the books.


  17. Great interview. Love the blog design.


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