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Monday, August 4, 2014

Blog Tour- THE AFTERMATH by Jen Alexander and an awesome Giveaway!

You all know by now that I love Sci-Fi and Dystiopan books and when I read AFTERMATH I fell in love! What most of you don't know is I love video games especially RPG's and this book made the gamer in me really happy! So without further ado....

Welcome to day 1 of the Aftermath Blog Tour! I’m thrilled to welcome author Jen Alexander to the blog today to introduce to you The Aftermath, a game quite unlike any other. Over the course of the tour you’ll be granted access to game’s start up menu where you’ll learn what types of missions and challenges await you in The Aftermath, as well as the rules to which you’ll need to adhere. Be sure and follow along for the complete gaming experience, and tell us, how well do you think you’ll fare in The Aftermath?

Haven't heard of THE AFTERMATH? Check it out!

Jen Alexander
Release Date: August 26, 2014
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
ISBN: 978-0373211326

Fighting for survival, battling cannibal hordes and tasked with grueling missions that test her mental and physical endurance, Claudia Virtue learns that her world is not what it seems in THE AFTERMATH, book one of a new series by debut author Jen Alexander.
                              The year is 2036 and teen Claudia must eke out existence in a nightmarish landscape where food and water are in short supply and danger lurks in every shadow.  Though Claudia is the leader of a scrappy group of scavenging survivors, she can’t control her own dreams, which get more disturbing every night. Claudia soon realizes that there is more to her waking world than she can see – has her mind been taken over by an unseen foe? Are the lives she saves and the formerly-human monsters she destroys all a part of someone else’s twisted game? Perhaps the most frightening realization of all: the more Claudia fights for her life, the less human she feels inside. Can she solve the puzzle of her existence and find a safe, secure place in the world before losing her grip on her sanity and her humanity?

                                                                                                      With its fast-paced, high-stakes story, THE AFTERMATH will appeal to gamers, geeks and all fans of The Maze Runner and Ender’s Game. Plus, Claudia is a tough, smart, assertive heroine in the mode of Katniss from The Hunger Games and Tris from Divergent, the kind of character that male and female readers of all ages respond to with overwhelming enthusiasm.

Now on to the post!

Main Menu

The Story

Our world went to sleep in the spring of 2036, when the sky opened up, releasing asteroids. Releasing blizzards and hailstorms and then a heat wave that blistered the land. Releasing death. When Nashville and her inhabitants awoke hours—maybe even days—later, we were all as good as dead. Our only source of food came from the few factories untouched by the storms—mostly there were protein bars, but sometimes we were fortunate enough to find other food. We prayed for water, for rain.

We hoped for a miracle.

But the cannibals came.

Welcome to The Aftermath.

New Campaign

You wake up in a flesh-eater den with more Survivors. Fight your way through the cannibals to secure your freedom and establish your clan. Make your own destiny within The Aftermath: Become a legend, bound by honor, virtue and loyalty—or die forgotten.



·        FLESH-EATERS: Operated by LanCorp employees, flesh-eaters are your primary threat within The Aftermath.
·        SURVIVORS: Entrusted with the formidable task of rebuilding the new world, Survivors are The Aftermath’s only hope, and your clan is your only hope. You can earn your prescribed number of points three ways: Main Missions, Side-Quests, and Free Play.
o   Main Missions There are twelve main missions in The Aftermath. Each gamer is allotted the same number of points for completing these missions (see the Main Mission forum in the Community). Remember, all Main Missions must be played before treatment is considered complete.
o   Side-Quests An important component of The Aftermath, at least one side-quest should be completed each week. From the Mission Menu (Continue>Current Campaign>Missions) access the Side-Quests option to view a list of current objectives. Save a group of Survivors, take out a flesh-eater den, or liberate a factory and choose whether to share your findings with fellow Survivors or keep it all for yourself—the more honorable your mission, the more points you’ll earn.
*Note The Aftermath is an authentic, real-time gaming experience; therefore, side-quests are updated frequently.
o   Free Play Earn minimal points through Free Play—navigating the game without accepting missions. Raid flesh-eaters, initiate peaceful contact with other Survivors, or search the ruins of the city for valuable items.

SURVIVORS can also lose points. There are currently five ways to have points deducted:

o   Raiding Survivors
o   Being Captured
o   Refusing Side-Quest to Save a Member of Your Clan
o   Killing Survivors/ a Member of Your Clan If you kill a member of your team, or a fellow Survivor, you will lose 90 percent of your current points. As The Aftermath is a therapeutic solution, killing Survivors is a grave offense.
o   Getting Killed




Thanks for stopping by Jen this is awesome can't wait to see the reat of the stops!!!!

About Jen:

The character of Claudia and the starting point for the THE AFTERMATH  came to Jen Alexander in a dream. She couldn’t shake the disturbing idea of a person trapped inside a live-action video game until finally her husband pressed her to write the story down. A former personal trainer, Jen’s background definitely influenced the physically powerful main character Claudia and the action-packed plot twists.

A native of North Carolina, Jen Alexander spent her childhood with her nose buried in either a book or a video game, and sometimes both at the same time. Jen now lives in North Carolina with her husband and children.

Contest Info:

Each tour stop is offering up a copy of THE AFTERMATH, and one winner will receive a fantastic Grand Prize Package including the following HarlequinTEEN titles: 2 copies of THE AFTERMATH as well as copies of GHOST HOUSE, RAIN, LET’S GET LOST, INVISIBLE and DROWNED. Please enter via the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway is open to US/Canada.

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Tour Schedule:


  1. I haven't been able to play that much, but I love video games Sonic,Mario Brothers....
    Sounds like a book I would really enjoy.

  2. I haven't gamed at all lately. Books have taken over my life ;) But a few years ago, I gamed a lot!!! It can be a ton of fun :D Cannot wait to read Aftermath!

  3. lol... I'm sooo not a gamer. I like watching other people play and reading about it :) Thanks for sharing!

  4. I've only been really into a couple of games in a big way in my life. Now I don't play much at all anymore. I just don't have enough spare time. Thanks.

  5. The only video games that have stuck with me over time is Pokemon on the Nintendo DS. Every time there's a new game I buy and play it.

  6. I am a gamer! This book sounds perfect. Exciting and creepy!

  7. I was a bit addicted to Sonic and (dorkily) The Oregon Trail. I also loved The Sims. I'd probably still play a bit if I had the time. The Aftermath sounds so, so good and I cannot wait to read it!

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  9. I love age of empire 3, its a excelent video game, but i think that im not a gamer. This book looks awesome *-* and i love its cover

  10. I love gaming, and I love reading. I'm glad they came together hand in hand. :)

  11. I'm not a gamer, but I'll stop pretty much what I'm doing to play Tetris Blitz! I am a reader though, which means that I'm crossing my fingers for the win of this giveaway! Thanks!

  12. Ahh, I want to read this so bad. This a pretty awesome giveaway. I'm a gamer but no overly so... I play games like Sims and a little on the XBOX. I wish but games are getting mind-blowingly expensive.

  13. My husband is more of a gamer than I, but I have done my fair share of playing since childhood :)

  14. (This is Darith L)

    Not a gamer, but I would love to read this book! Dystopia for the win! :D

  15. I am no longer a gamer, but I used to loveeeee Nintendo. I was obssessed with Mario Brothers, and Sonic, Need for Speed. I think I even had a Spice Girls game! I really love to explore new books and new genres and that's why I want to read this book.

  16. I'm more a reader than a gamer, but I think the premise of this story is fascinating.


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