FAQ

What is the reading order of your series?

If you visit the Books page, the series are in the correct reading order, from left to right, but for further clarification...

Covenant Series:

- Series is complete
Daimon, Half-Blood, Pure, Deity, Elixir, Apollyon and then Sentinel

Lux Series

– Series is Complete
Shadows, Obsidian, Onyx, Opal, Origin, and then Opposition
OR you can read as: Lux Beginnings Volume 1 (Obsidian and Onyx) and Lux Consequences Volume 2 (Opal and Origin) and then Opposition
– Oblivion is Daemon's POV of Obsidian (print versions) or his POV of Obsidian, Onyx, Opal in the digital version

The Dark Elements

Bitter Sweet Love (prequel novella), White Hot Kiss, Stone Cold Touch, and Every Last Breath

Gamble Brothers

– J. Lynn series
– Below is a suggested reading order, but can be read in any order
– Series is Complete
Tempting the Best Man, Tempting the Player, and then Tempting the Bodyguard

Wait for You Series

– J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout series
– Below is a suggested reading order, but can be read in any orderWait For You (Cam and Avery), Trust In Me (Cam and Avery), Be With Me (Jase and Teresa), Stay With Me (Calla and Jax), Fall With Me (Reece and Roxy), Dream of You (Colton and Abby), Forever With You (Nick and Stephanie), Fire In You
– The Proposal is a short story I did on Twitter. This is not a full length book or novella. It was not published in the U.S. You can view it HERE

Obsidian Film Updates

  • Obsidian has been optioned by Sierra Pictures for a major motion picture in July 2013
  • No one has been cast to play any roles at this time
  • I do not have control over who is cast or can get anyone an audition
  • Obsidian has not been optioned for TV.
  • UPDATE: Obsidian was re-optioned for film in February 2015.
  • UPDATE: On October 14, 2015, Deadline Hollywood broke the news that Mr. Mudd production company was brought on board to produce Obsidian, along with Ava Dellaria as the screenwriter who will adapt Obsidian for a major motion picture.

Covenant Series TV Show Updates

  • The Covenant series has been optioned for TV by Herrick Entertainment in September 2013
  • April 2014 update: A screenwriter has been hired to adapt the novels
  • No on has been cast at this time for any characters
  • I do not have control over cast

Lux Series

What is the reading order for the Lux Series?

There are five books in the series, not including Shadows. The reading order is as follows: Shadows (prequel, novella), Obsidian, Onyx, Opal, Origin, and Opposition. Please see the individual books for release date information. There are no spinoffs or additional stories planned at this time.

Obsidian, Onyx, Opan and/or Origin is out of stock or I can't find them anywhere?

The first four Lux books were combined into new volumes that released on June 3rd, 2014. More info is available HERE but those books are no longer available and new reading order is: Lux Beginnings (which is Obsidian and Onyx) Lux Consequences (which is Opal and Origin) and then Opposition (which includes Shadows in print). This also means that even though Amazon shows that you can order the original versions, it’s likely you will not receive those copies as they are out of print. You may be able to find them through sellers with used copies. Although some readers have been able to track some copies down, I honestly don’t know what places would have them, and I cannot direct you to where they may be. If the publisher decides to reprint these editions, I will let you know.

What genre is the Lux Series?

The Lux Series is Young Adult. It is NOT New Adult. Just because it has some mature content does not automatically make it a different general. It is and has always been classified as YA.

What did the note Daemon passed to Kat in Onyx say?

I get a lot of requests from readers wanting to know what was in the note that Daemon passed to Kat in Onyx during class. The note was originally in the first draft of Onyx, but the publisher thought it would be more interesting to have it taken out and let the readers decide what was in the note, so the note was removed. Deleted. For the longest time, the publisher had asked that I not share the note. The draft of Onyx that still has the note in it lives on an old laptop of mine that I haven’t turned on in years. The note is good, and to be honest, I don’t even remember what the note word for word, but I can tell you that whatever you’re thinking is probably true. Daemon has a naughty mind and that note was just an extension of his naughty mind.

Are there any Lux Novellas?

Shadows is the only novella in the series. There are no more novellas planned for the Lux Series at this time.

Which books include the bonus Daemon's POV content?

Obsidian and Onyx contain bonus content in Daemon’s POV. The print and digital for both books contain DIFFERENT scenes. There is no plans to do any Daemon POV scenes from Opal at this time. Good news is that Origin and Opposition are in Daemon and Katy’s POV.

Will there be a spin-off for Luc or Dee and Archer?

Currently at this time, there are no plans for a spin-off. I have other books/series I need to work on before I could seriously entertain that idea, plus there would need to be some time away from the series.

Is Nadia really dead?

That’s not a question I am willing to answer at this point.

What was Luc's relationship to Paris?

They were just friends. Luc met Paris after leaving the compound.

Who is Luc's father/mother/etc?

That’s not revealed in the series. May not ever be revealed. Only if I decide to continue with his story. Sorry! Somethings really just can’t be answered.

Why were the Lux covers changed?

A couple of things to keep in mind: I don’t have any control of the covers when the books are through a publisher. If I absolutely hated a cover, I’d have a say, I’m sure, but I’m not a cover designer. I’m an author. Also. Origin actually doesn’t match the first three covers when you really think about it — totally different style and color, but here is the actual reason behind why the covers had to change.

Can a Luxen and an Origin produce offspring?

I’ve been asked a lot recently if a Luxen and an Origin can produce offspring. As far as I recall, it hasn’t happened in the series, so currently, there isn’t a yes or no answer. It just hasn’t happened in the series, and IF there ever were more books in the same universe, I assume it would be answered then. Until then, there is no answer for that question.

Possible Spoiler, please click to read question/answer.

How was Dawson and Beth able to have a female baby? My answer to that and totally rip from a line in Jurassic Park- Nature will always find a way.

Possible Spoiler, please click to read question/answer.

In Opposition, baby Ash was referred to being the ‘only female origin’ and that was a typo. It should’ve read as ‘one of the few female origins.’

General Book Questions

Can The Return be read on it's own?

The Return is a spinoff of the Covenant Series featuring Seth. It can be read as a standalone series apart from the Covenant Series. The main two characters from Covenant do NOT have a role in The Return.

What genre is Obsession?

It is a standalone and does take place in the same world that Daemon and Katy reside in, however it is an adult novel and intended for an older audience. You do not need to read a Lux book to read Obsession and vice versa. Characters from Obsession will appear in the last Lux book. Adult: I am not joking when I say this is an adult book. =)

Is there a sequel planned for Unchained?

Unchained is a standalone book. Sometimes a book is sold with hopes that a series will occur, but sales and data don’t support going in that direction. It’s a sad facet of the business. No future books in this series is planned at this time. If that ever changes, you’ll see additional books listed on the ‘Books’ page.

Will you ever write about Brit and Ollie?

Brit and Ollie do have a short story in 50 Firsts Anthology, (available HERE) which shows how they two finally got together. I know some readers would like a full novel, however there is no story for me to tell about them as they are already together. To tell their story, I’d have to break them or something, and I really don’t want to do that. You do see Britt and Ollie in the books, just like you see all the couples in all the books. Maybe one day I’ll have a story to expand on, but until then, I can only write full length novels or novellas for characters that are speaking to me.

Are you planning on finishing the "Sebastian Book"?

Some of you might have read the chapters I posted in early 2013 on my blog and I’m thrilled that many of you have asked if I will finish the book. At this time I’m not, but I do hope to one day revisit that world and finish the book. You can find those chapters by checking out my blog history and my scribd accounts.

Who is J.Lynn?

This is a pen name used for my adult and New Adult books, however after Stay With Me, J. Lynn will no longer be used. That does not mean the content of the books will change, just that there will no longer be a pen name.

How can I get an ARC / Review copy of your books?

This is a pen name used for my adult and New Adult books, however after Stay With Me, J. Lynn will no longer be used. That does not mean the content of the books will change, just that there will no longer be a pen name.

Can you give me feedback on my book?

Sometimes I get emails from people asking me to read what they are currently working on. With my work load, that’s not something I can do. But there are great communities like Query Tracker that is a great place to find beta read partners.