#YourNextBBF & Giveaway: Hawke from From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

#YourNextBBF & Giveaway: Hawke from From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I’m so excited to join along with the Meet Your Next Book Boyfriend Tour!  Today I’ll be gushing about Hawke from From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout.   Check out below why I chose Hawke, some of my favorite quotes and there’s a fabulous giveaway you can enter too!  Enjoy ♥


About From Blood and Ash:

A Maiden…

Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.

A Duty…

The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden.

A Kingdom…

Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel.

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Why I love Hawke:

I have betrayed all of my other book boyfriends because of Hawke Flynn. He felt like a mix between Aiden and Roth, yet he was even sexier and more forward.  Hawke was honor, respect, completely addictive and absolutely beautiful. Of course I was obsessed with him. Hawke was a guard and his interactions with Poppy had me smiling, sighing and laughing out loud. I loved that he could be seductive and sexy, and then in the next moment he was protective and thoughtful. Plus he had this ability to be sarcastic and also put people in their place, it made me love him that much harder. I didn’t care that I knew so very little about him, all I cared about is how he made me feel.

When Poppy and Hawke were around each other, their antics and sexual tension had me over the moon happy. They messed with each other, and I loved how Hawke called her Princess. But neither could deny that there was a strong attraction between them. It almost felt like it was something more, especially since the friendship was so easy between them. But as the story progressed, moments between them were erotic and scorching hot! Their chemistry was steamy, even when they didn’t have the easiest path.

Hawke was the embodiment of intoxication. I am obsessed with him.  The way he protected and respected Poppy made my heart race. The way he spoke to her made me smile and laugh. And the way he looked or touched her set my soul on fire!


Quotes That Make Me Happy:

“You’re such a bad influence,” I murmured as I placed my hand in his.
Hawke curled his fingers around mine. The weight and warmth of his hand was a pleasant shock. “Only the bad can be influenced, Princess.”


“You’re an absolutely stunning, murderous little creature.”


I couldn’t help but shiver when his eyes finally met mine.
“You’re so damn beautiful,” he whispered, his voice thick. “And so damn unexpected.”


“When you listen to me, I think the stars will fall.” He followed me down so he spoke just above my ear. “I wish I could capture this moment somehow.”


Hawke’s gaze remained fastened on mine as he stepped forward. “Both halves are as beautiful as the whole.”
My lips parted on a sharp inhale. I couldn’t even look to see what the Duke’s reaction was, though I was sure it was nothing short of cataclysmic.


Hawke sensed my move and shifted, blocking my knee with his thigh. “You’re so incredibly violent.” He paused. “I think I like it.”
“Let me go!” I seethed.
“And be kicked or stabbed?” He shoved his leg between mine, preventing any future kicks. “We’ve already covered that, Princess. More than once.”


“I will kill them,” he whispered. “I will fucking kill them all.”
I didn’t think he was talking about the old scars.
Then I wasn’t thinking at all.


“Promise me,” he said, seeming to not hear me as he lifted his head. His gaze snagged with mine. “Promise me you won’t forget this, Poppy. That no matter what happens tomorrow, the next day, next week, you won’t forget this—forget that this was real.”
I couldn’t look away. “I promise. I won’t forget.”


He lifted his chin, kissing my forehead. He leaned back, sliding his thumb along my jaw. “You deserve so much more than what awaits you.”


Reading Order & Links:
Amazon (click on covers), iBooks (click on titles) & Book Depository (click on book #)

From Blood and Ash #1

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire   #2


The Crown of Gilded Bones #3

About Jennifer L Armentrout:

#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Border Jack Apollo, six judgemental alpacas, two rude goats, and five fluffy sheep. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. Her novel STORM AND FURY was chosen for the 2020-2021 Florida Teens Read List. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more.

Connect with Jennifer:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads




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  1. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader

    YESSSSSS!!! I adore your post and your choice Jen!!! And these quotes 😍😍

    • Jen

      Thank you, Sophie! Hawke makes it just so easy to find quotes that make you sigh ♥.

  2. Linda Romer

    Looking forward to reading From Blood and Ash! Thank you

    • Jen

      It’s such an amazing story, here’s hoping you have a lot of fun with the story line and characters when you pick it up. 🙂

  3. Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)

    I’ve got this book on my shelf to read. I love JLA, but sometimes I get behind! Can’t wait for this one.
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    • Jen

      It’s so hard, I do the same with so many favorite authors ack. I can’t wait to hear what you think of this book!

  4. Raven @ Dreamy Addictions

    Great post! I’ve read this book and currently he’s not my favorite 🙈 I think I need more time to warm up to his character. I’m planning to pick up the sequel next month.

    • Jen

      I remember that you weren’t the biggest fan of that ending. But I promise, it all gets explained and well I can’t say more. But I have faith it’ll work out between you and Hawke ♥.

  5. Danielle Hammelef

    So many quotes that scream to me–Read This Book! Thank you for sharing them! I love the voice of this writing.

    • Jen

      YES! And I have a feeling you are going to love this book! 🙂

  6. Sara Zielinski

    Thank you for telling me about this book

    • Jen

      You’re welcome!

  7. Autumn

    I really really need to read this series!!

    • Jen

      Yes! It’s my favorite ever ♥!

  8. Vanessa

    I definitely like your choice! I can’t wait to read this series. I have been holding out for the last book but I don’t know how much longer I can keep these books on my shelf without cracking them open. 😛
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    • Jen

      I try and do the exact same thing with so many different series. I want to wait for that last book, but I can’t ever do that with JLA. I will say the endings in this series leave you wanting that next book now, but they’re not cliffhangers. So that makes it much more bearable waiting for that next book lol.

  9. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    You’ve reignited my excitement for this series, Jen! As much as I adore JLA, I just haven’t started this one yet because I’m just so hesitant when it comes to fantasy. It’s just not my genre. But reading about Hawke has me convinced I need to move this one to the top of my list!
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    • Jen

      I’m SO over the moon happy to hear that! I can be hesitant at times too. I don’t do well with creatures so I put off The Cruel Prince and wow that was a mistake lol, I adored that trilogy so much. I can’t wait to see what your thoughts are on From Blood and Ash when you pick it up!

  10. Cassandra D

    Excellent post with an amazing cover.

    • Jen

      Thank you so much, Cassandra!

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