Saturday, October 4, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Fire in the Woods by Jennifer M. Eaton - TOP TEN + GIVEAWAY!

Happy Saturday! Today, we continue our week of blog tours with a fun post from Jennifer Eaton, whose book Fire in the Woods is out now from Month9Books! Jennifer stopped by to give us a list of her Top Ten Extraterrestrials, and she's also got a giveaway going on for you. 

Make sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post to enter for you chance to win a custom made necklace or one of five ebook copies of Fire in the Woods! Also, don't forget to stop by the rest of the tour stops. You can find the tour schedule by clicking the banner above. 

Title: Fire in the Woods
Publication date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Jennifer M. Eaton

Synopsis: When a plane crashes in the woods near Jess’s home, the boy of her dreams falls out of the sky—literally. But David’s not here to find a girlfriend. He’s from another planet, and if Jess can’t help him get back to his ship, he’ll be stuck on Earth with nothing to look forward to but the pointy end of a dissection scalpel.

But her father runs their house like an army barracks, and with an alien on the loose, Major Dad isn’t too keen on the idea of Jess going anywhere. Ever. So how the heck is she supposed to help the sweetest, strangest, and cutest guy she’s ever met?

Hiding him in her room probably isn’t the best idea. Especially since her Dad is in charge of the squadron searching for David. That doesn’t mean she won’t do it. It just means she can’t get caught.

Helping David get home while protecting her heart—that’s gonna be the hard part. After all, she can’t really fall for a guy who’s not exactly from here.

As they race through the woods with Major Dad and most of the U.S. military one breath behind them, Jess and David grow closer than either of them anticipated. But all is not what it seems. David has a genocide-sized secret, and one betrayal later, they are both in handcuffs as alien warships are positioning themselves around the globe. Time is ticking down to Armageddon, and Jess must think fast if she’s to save the boy she cares about without sacrificing Earth—and everyone on it.

About the Author!

Corporate Team Leader by day, and Ranting Writer by night. Jennifer M. Eaton calls the East Coas
t of the USA home, where she lives with her husband, three energetic boys, and a pepped up poodle.

Jennifer hosts an informational blog “A Reference of Writing Rants for Writers (or Learn from My Mistakes)” aimed at helping all writers be the best they can be.

Beyond writing and motivating others, she also enjoys teaching her dog to jump through hoops—literally.

Jennifer’s perfect day includes long hikes in the woods, bicycling, swimming, snorkeling, and snuggling up by the fire with a great book; but her greatest joy is using her over-active imagination constructively… creating new worlds for everyone to enjoy.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Jennifer's Top Ten Extraterrestrials!

Woohoo! What a great idea! A top-ten list of aliens. When you talk about aliens, everyone will come up with a different list for different reasons. I thought about Googling it to see what others had come up with, but I figured, let’s just list out what comes to mind for me. So here is my top-ten list of most recognizable alien characters from books, movies, and television:
Honorable mention: 
Mork from Ork 

Mork is a sentimental favorite. I grew up with Mork, and he introduced me to the genius of Robin Williams. I find it incredibly sad that someone who made millions of people laugh inside could have been hurting so much, and no one recognized it. I know many people will not even know who this character is, but go ahead and YouTube “Mork from Ork” or “Mork and Mindy” and get ready for a good laugh

Daemon Black

I’m an author, so I just had to put in a character from a book in this list. However, I found it hard to come up with one. Daemon Black, from Jennifer L. Armentrout’s “Lux” series is who came to mind for me, probably because he is the most recent, and has received a lot of “press”. Daemon is sort of an anti-hero, because he really is not all that nice, and has basically no scruples, but he will do whatever it takes to protect the people he loves. 

The alien from “The Astronaut’s Wife”

 I think it has always been a sci-fi concern that something would happen to an astronaut, and that one of these heroes would unintentionally bring something back to Earth. But what about an alien taking over the astronaut’s body and then trying to populate the planet? Oooo, creepy. Not even Johnny Depp’s cuteness could help make this guy cuddly. 



“Over here,” whispers the Predator. “Turn around.” Ewe, I get the willies just thinking about it. Isn’t it everyone’s worst nightmare to be chased by something that you cannot see? Go get ‘em, Arnold! Keep us all safe!

The alien from Alien 

 Oooooo. Super creepy. Here is an alien that is not really trying to be bad. She’s just reproducing. Hey, everyone deserves the right to be a mother, right? I mean, come on, Sigourney Weaver, give another chic a chance!

Optimus Prime 

Just because you are an alien, doesn’t mean you have to be bad. Optimus Prime is the poster child for everything that is good in the galaxy—all wrapped up in a big, bad eighteen-wheeler (was he an eighteen wheeler?) Awe who cares? He was a big, bad truck with a heart of gold.
Gonzo the Great 

Everybody loves the Muppets. I remember growing up, never really knowing what Gonzo was. Hey, even the other Muppets admitted to not knowing what he was, until Muppets for Space came out and we all found out that Gonzo had a family on another planet. He’s a top contender for kid-friendly aliens out there.

Jabba the Hutt 

You can’t really talk about science fiction without thinking of George Lucas. Out of all the Star Wars characters, I think Jabba is the most recognizable. Who didn’t cringe when he licked his lips and pulled Princess Lea toward his gargantuan, worm-like form? His girth has also creeped into the American culture as being synonymous with being overweight due to over-indulgence.


“Live long and prosper.” I think even if you are not a Star Trek fan, you are probably familiar with this phrase. Spock entered the hearts of science fiction fans as a no-nonsense character who looks human, but shows no emotion. Spock is a classic character that will live on for years, even if the franchise stops creating movies and television shows.


 E.T. the Extraterrestrial was a huge box-office hit. Even the black shadow of E.T. is easily recognizable today. Not to mention… his ride in Universal Studios has one of the coolest “waiting in line” experiences out there. Maybe even better than the ride itself.

Dum-Dum-Dummmmmm. And the winner is… 



 I don’t think there is a more recognizable alien in existence than Superman. He may be overlooked from time to time because he looks so “Human”, but I think it would be hard to find someone in a modern country that would not recognize The Man of Steel if shown a picture. The symbol for all that is good, Superman has become an iconic character that transcends age barriers to be enjoyed by generation after generation. Long live Clark Kent!

The Giveaway!

- Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Fire in the Woods by Jennifer M. Eaton (INT)

- One (1) custom made necklace (used as inspiration for the necklace in Fire in the Woods).  Adjustable chain from 10 to 12 inches. (US ONLY)

Thanks for stopping by!

--Ashley & Paul

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