Jennifer L. Armentrout
You have a brand new series coming out called The Dark Elements! Could you please tell us what the series is about?
The first book in the series, White Hot Kiss, is about a half demon, half gargoyle named Layla whose kiss kills anything with a soul. She’s caught between a hot gargoyle, Zayne, and a sexy demon, Roth, and things definitely get interesting.
You feature gargoyles and demons in this series. We’ve seen demons before, but not very much gargoyles. What made you decide to pursue this unique and interesting creature?
I actually haven’t seen many books about gargoyles, and I wanted to do something a little different. I thought it would be fun to try to make gargoyles sexy and interesting!
All of your books feature sinfully sexy heroes! We want to know the trick to writing such delicious men! What is one characteristic that you think all Armentrout heroes have? Why is this important to you?
I try to give my male characters personalities and characteristics that I find attractive. I think that a lot of my guys tend to be snarky and sarcastic, so I must be attracted to that type of personality.
Tell us the last book you read. Would you recommend it?
I’ve been so busy writing that I haven’t had time to do a lot of reading. I love the Demon Trappers series by Jana Oliver and the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent.
The holidays are fast approaching! What is on your Christmas wish list?
I would love to finish the book I’m working on right now so I can take a couple of days off to enjoy the holidays!
In a sizzling prequel novella to her new series THE DARK ELEMENTS, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout draws readers into the extraordinary, irresistible world of Wardens and demons.
Dez wasn’t just Jasmine’s crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining balance between good and evil. He was her everything…right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. It didn’t help that Jas’s father had just announced that she and Dez would one day be mated. Hard not to take that personally.
And now he’s back, three years older, ten times hotter, ready to pick up exactly where they left off. But Jas isn’t taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all her conditions and earn back her trust. Seven days filled with terrifying danger and sweet temptation. Seven days to win her heart—or shatter it all over again…
One kiss could be the last.
Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.
Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.
Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.
But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.