Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Rose By Any Other Name

FYI: Jennifer L. Armentrout is not Jennifer Armintrout.

Two separate people.

Two separate authors.

Two separate blogs, only one of which is making comments about 50 Shades of Grey that are getting people into various forms of tizzy (

 I mention this because our JLA is getting some heat from the 50 Shades thing ( Some folks on Goodreads have been building up a campaign to get people to remove JLA's books from their TBR lists in response to the 50 Shades thing.

Basically, we just want our Jennifer left out of it, okay?

So, please spread the word: the Jennifer L. Armentrout-with-an-e who wrote the Covenant Books, the Lux Novels, and possibly another five book series over the weekend isn't the one shredding 50 Shades.

This has been a PSA from SHP.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Cover Reveal and Trailer Launch

Oh, wait until you get a load of this new book, its gorgeous cover, and the haunting book trailer!

Breaking Glass

On the night seventeen-year-old Jeremy Glass winds up in the hospital with a broken leg and a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit, his secret crush, Susannah, disappears. When he begins receiving messages from her from beyond the grave, he's not sure whether they're real or if he's losing his grip on reality. Clue by clue, he gets closer to unraveling the mystery, and soon realizes he must discover the truth or become the next victim himself.

Title: Breaking Glass

Author: Lisa Amowitz

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press (
ISBN: 978-1-937053-38-3
Release Date: July 9, 2013

Formats: Paper, e-book

Genre: Young Adult paranormal mystery


As always, if you'd like to be added to the ARC list for this book, please use the review form at the Spencer Hill website ( 

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Warning: this will make you laugh out loud, and it contains a few words you probably don't want playing at work (unless you work at SHP) or in front of small children.

Thanks to Rich for the link.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Contest for Writers!

No, it's not a cage match to the death--that's next week. This is a jacket copy contest--the write-up on the back cover that makes a book browser into a book buyer.

Sort of like this, but with up to 248 more words.
And the winner will get a professional red-pen mauling partial critique from yours truly.

This is over at J.L. Spelbring's blog:
and it's open through April 14th.

Oh, and you'll want to follow that blog, so that, after her book comes out, you can sound all hipster-pretentious when you say, "I was reading her blog before she was famous."

Friday, April 6, 2012

The High Road

Taking the high road isn't as much fun as Option D.


Yesterday, I saw your request for a copy of Pure on Share Term Papers... and so did Jennifer Armentrout. Here's the deal--if people don't buy our books (rather than taking them without paying for them), we won't be able to keep putting them out. Spencer Hill is a small press; we don't have fancy New York offices or big print runs. What we do have is a mission to build the careers of talented new authors--and the money we make from the sale of Jennifer's her books goes into publishing her current and future books, as well as those of some amazing new authors whose books I bet you'll love.

But if we don't make money, we can't keep doing that.

So, I have a request--if you want to read our books, please buy them. The e-book version of Pure is only $5.99 at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Oh, man.

I have Google Alerts for all of our SHP authors and their books. Today, I get one for Jennifer Armentrout. It's a request on a file sharing site for her book, Pure, and it includes the following:

Does anyone have Jennifer Armentrout's Pure (Covenant #2)?? I've been looking for it for quite some time now and I'd appreciate your help.... I know she's in the opt out list so here's my e-mail: r**********

Sooooo, this individual KNOWS that the author and publisher have taken legal steps to keep people from stealing the e-book version by uploading it to the site... AND I now have this person's email address.

What should I do?

Option A: Ignore it.

Option B: Send her a thoughtful and calm email about why pirating the book harms authors and publishers, especially small publishers and new authors, and include a link to where she can buy the book. 

Option C: Sign her up for every single newsletter, dating site, and Nigerian prince scam I can find online.

Option D: Post her email address publicly and ask Jennifer's legions of loyal fans to go all Option C on her @$$.

Decisions, decisions...

And have a Happy Easter, peeps! (get it? "peeps?" Like the marshmal--oh, never mind)