Today I get to spotlight an awesome book and author. And when I say awesome, I really mean it. I am in love with this series, well maybe it's one of the main characters Jaxen that I'm in love with, but after you read this book you will completely agree with me. And I today author Candace Knoebel is sharing 10, yes 10 facts about my favorite Night Watchmen, Jaxen. So hold the drool ladies and prepare yourselves.
What if your destiny lay on the other side of death?
The annual Culling ceremony is a day every coming-of-age novice looks forward to within the Primeval Coven. It’s the start to being initiated into the Night Watchmen, humankind’s protectors, and it’s the long-awaited day when novices discover if they’re a Hunter or a Witch.
But this day is not a happy one for Faye Middleton. Not when she’s known her whole life that she’s a Defect and is about to face banishment in front of her fellow novices. She’s forced to attend the Culling with little hope for her future, but what she discovers about herself is far worse than she could’ve imagined. And far more dangerous.
Thrown into training and separated from her friends, Faye must learn to adjust. She struggles to find her place within the Coven, and with Jaxen Gramm, the darkly handsome and extremely unnerving man assigned to watch and protect her. Emotions run high, and when she discovers a deadly secret about him, her struggles deepen. As corruption within the Coven begins to unravel, Faye pieces together her role in saving the future of her people, and within Jaxen’s life...but will the truth save her, or be her undoing?
And without further ado, 10 facts about Jaxen!!! *squee*
"Top Ten Facts about Jaxen? Something we wouldn't know from reading the book.”
So you want to know more about the mysterious and somewhat infuriating Jaxen Gramm, ladies? Well, today is your lucky day since I’ve got him in the hot seat, ready to spew some interesting facts about himself that you might not know about.
Fact #1- He likes to collect superhero figurines. He had a large collection up until his father died and his mother left them. Now, they’re kept at his grandmother’s house in a box up in the attic.
Fact #2- He likes to read. Anything and everything, fiction and non-fiction, especially if it’s about something that he’s interested in. Gavin used to pick on him when they were little because he was always curled up in a corner reading when their parents were out hunting.
Fact #3- He looked for, and almost found his mother. He caught wind of a rumor right before he was caught up with Faye’s parents that she was living near Salem, Oregon, which is where his family Manor is located. He was never able to follow the lead because of his assignment with Mack.
Fact #4- On the anniversary of the day his father died and his mother left, he takes a shot of whiskey in his room in total darkness.
Fact #5- If not for the curse, he would want to settle down and have three kids. He’s always loved children, he just doesn’t want to bring them into the world, only to lose a parent like he did.
Fact #6- Every year on his birthday, Gavin gives him a pocketknife as a gift. And every year, he puts last year’s knife in the box with his superhero figurines so he can make use of the new one.
Fact #7- His dream job would be owning a fishing boat and making a living off chasing the different open seasons.
Fact #8- The only thing he’s ever failed completely in was home-ec. He can’t cook to save his life.
Fact #9- Out of the many girlfriends he’s had in the past, none of them has ever made it past the two-week mark. None except Faye.
Fact #10- He turned down the chance to enter an art competition for a scholarship in high school because he had his heart set on being a Night Watchmen, so he could uncover the truth behind his father’s death and his mother’s disappearance. The last day of high school was the last day he opened his sketch book. What he drew was a little boy staring at a dark forest with creepy eyes, reaching out to something you can’t quite see.
This just makes me love Jaxen that much more! *sigh*
About the Author~
Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-book one in a young adult fantasy trilogy. She discovered in 2009 through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. And an outlet for all the voices residing in her head.
Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013. In January of 2014, the last book in the trilogy, From the Embers, was released, thusly completing the trilogy. She now works on the Night Watchmen Series, while guzzling Red Bulls and pretending to be a ninja on Heelys.
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