Sunday, November 4, 2012


Welcome to the REACTION launch party, hosted by
Grab a virtual dessert and come on in!


The party is going on 
all day long! 
Scroll down for 
fun & games, 
playlists & virtual music, 
contests & giveaways, 
and much more!!


1.  What is Rusted Pearl?   

An amazing vintage jewelry company 
owned by two awesome twin sisters!

I am so excited to be partnered with Rusted Pearl, the inspiration and company behind the vintage jewelry featured in Reaction.  

I am even more thrilled to let you know they have made two original replicas of Heather's necklace featured on the cover of Reaction
One is being given away in the drawing with Reaction's book tour, hosted by YA BOUND, and the other will be given away right here, tonight on my blog!  Here's how to enter:

and like their page some time today before 
midnight eastern time.  
One lucky winner will be chosen at random by Rusted Pearl, 
and notified here as well as on Facebook!  
Good luck!!


How well do you know your romance books and movies?  The answers are below the questions, in white type.  Just highlight the answers to see them.  Leave your scores in the comments so we can see who worked it!! 

1. I name the character, you name the YA novel (Must get all five for a point!):

A. Travis
B. Jacqueline
C. Kaidan Rowe
D. Bliss
E. Beatrice

A. “Beautiful Disaster” by Jamie McGuire
B. “Easy” by Tammara Webber
C. “Sweet Evil” by Wendy Higgins
D. “Losing It” by Cora Carmack
E. “Divergent” by Veronica Roth

2. Why does Stephenie Meyer spell her name with an “e” instead of a typical “a”?

Answer: Because her dad’s name is Stephen, with an “e”.

3. In the movie “The Notebook” Noah (Ryan Gosling) tells Allie (Rachel McAdams) that although he's just a common man, he's succeeded in life “as gloriously as anyone who's ever lived.”  What reason does he give for this?

A. “I saw the look in your eyes on the day you learned to truly love.”
B. “I met you. And for a brief moment, you were mine.”
C. “I felt your heart beating against mine.”
D. “I've loved another with all my heart and soul.”

Answer: “D”

4. What is the REAL name of the main heroine in the “Mortal Instruments” series? (“City of Bones”)

A. Maia Fray
B. Clary Fray
C. Clarissa Morgenstern
D. Isabelle Wayland

Answer:  “C”  Clary was born to Valentine Morgenstern and Jocelyn Fairchild-Morgenstern. She was named Clarissa Adele Morgenstern according to her mother's wishes.
5. In the movie “Burlesque”, who are the two leading actresses?

A. Barbara Streisand and Christina Aguilera
B. Cher and Christina Aguilera
C. Britney Spears and Celine Dion
D. Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis

Answer: “B”

6. What YA novel is this line taken from: “You know what they say about boys next door...”

Answer: “Obsidian” by Jennifer L. Armentrout

7. In the movie “Made of Honor” with Patrick Dempsey (Tom) and Michelle Monaghan (Hannah), where is Hannah’s fiancé from?

Answer: Scotland

8. In reference to the YA novel, “Slammed” by Colleen Hoover, what is a slam?

Answer: A competition at which poets read or recite original work.

9. What do the movies “Enchanted” and “Leap Year” have in common?

Answer: Amy Adams

10. What series is headed for the New York Times bestseller list (You better get this one right!)

Answer: “Reflection” series by Jessica Roberts  

How'd you do?  
Did you get all ten? 
Write your score in the comments below! 


3.  Virtual Music! 
Okay, so I lied in my video above.  She's not singing "Fallin' For You" because that's a song from Reflection, Book 1.  So here's my daughter's tribute to Reaction, Book 2, since that is what we're celebrating today!  Good song for the playlist, but too popular to be included.  Scroll down for Reaction's playlist. 
Love this girl!!!

Reaction Playlist
1.     Be OK by Ingrid Michaelson (Heather’s post-coma and college life)
2.     Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova (The banquet dance)
3.     The Perfect Day by Bess Rogers (Four-wheeling date)
4.     And Then You by Greg Laswell (Heather meets her father)
5.     Gravity by Sara Bareilles (Heather finds out about engagement party)
6.     I’d Rather Be With You by Joshua Radin (Liz’s song to Creed)
7.     A Thousand Perfect Things - Original song coming soon!  Stay tuned!!
             (Nick’s guitar song to Heather)



Join me on twitter tonight from 7-8pm Eastern Time.  Type both hashtags #Reflection and #Reaction in the search box to go directly to the thread.

Press HERE to be linked to my twitter page.  

I'm excited to be joined tonight by some of my favorite author friends!  Feel free to ask questions, make comments, and have some tweet fun!  Chat with ya soon!  

*Remember to refresh your page every few minutes to get the latest comment. 


5.  Love to cook?  Here's the recipe for the SCRUMPTIOUS soup referenced in the epilogue of Reaction:

Chicken Tortilla Soup 

2 boneless skinless chicken breast (cubed and cooked)
8 cups chicken broth
1 cup carrot, diced very thin
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic clove, minced
1 cup chopped tomato
1 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (I never put this in mine.  I don't do spicy!)
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 cups fried corn tortillas, cut into strips (Or just crush up some tortilla chips like I do.)
2 limes, cut into wedges


1. In a large pot, combine the chicken, broth and carrots. Season with allspice, thyme, cinnamon, ginger and garlic. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until carrots are tender. Pour in the tomato, coconut milk and hot pepper sauce. Heat through, but do not boil.

2. Ladle into bowls, and top with shredded mozzarella cheese and tortilla strips. Squeeze juice onto soup from lime wedges.



6. Don't forget to enter the rafflecopter below to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card (score!!!) or one of five copies of Reflection, Book 1.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Thank you for partying with me!  
It's been a blast!
A big thanks to the gals at Rusted Pearl 
and Nereyda at Mostly YA Book Obsessed for their awesomeness! 
Now go read a book!




  1. AWESOME! Congratulations Jessica on the launch and I love, love, love your playlist:-)

    1. Great music, huh?! If you liked this playlist, you'll like the first one. You should check it out. It's featured on an October blog post.

      Thanks, Chris!

  2. Happy launch day! I loved the series! Sad to see it end but it was a nice HEA! Great romance quiz! I knew almost all of them. :-D

  3. Bombed the romance quiz. Fun release party though! Now I am dying to hear Kassidy sing Falling for You. Think we can arrange that? In response to your blog's name, wouldn't it just be Roberts' ?

    1. If I did the classics, you would have been on top for sure! Next time I'll include Les Mis, Tess, and some Bronte novels!!

      I know, I wasn't sure about the possessive "S" either. I did some research and found that a singular noun should be followed by an apostrophe s, but a plural noun just needs an apostrophe. So-

      Mrs. Roberts's books are entertaining. (singular)
      The Roberts' confidence is unduly high. (plural)

      But I think the rule is a flimsy one these days (similar to commas). Most agree that it's more about consistency than anything. And to be honest, I didn't want to redo my blog banner!!

      Kass did sing and film "Fallin' for You". I'll be sure to post it!!

      Love ya!

  4. So excited to see who wins the Rusted Pearl necklace... don't forget to like the Rusted Pearl fb page!!!

    1. Love the jewelry at Rusted Pearl! The most beautiful pieces I've ever seen!!

  5. So excited to sit and read the final version of Reaction!!!! Too bad today's minimal day at school. :)

    1. Thanks, Heidi! You'll have to let me know what you think!

  6. Ok, let's see if this works! Ha ha... Was having some issues with posting comments earlier.
    Maybe one day we'll get to the bottom of Stephenie Meyer's "e"!!
    Loved the music! Especially Mindy Gledhill's. Thought that captured Heather's anticipation perfectly!
    And tell Kassidy that she's amazing!!!

  7. Did pretty well on the quiz. I want to win the necklace. That would be amazing! I loved your books. They are my favorite YA books of all time. You are a very talented writer. Are you planning to write more series? I hope so.

    1. I've started The Smarts series and I'm really excited about these books! The first one will debut some time in 2013!

      Thanks for the great compliment! I hope you win the necklace!

  8. Jo, make sure you like Rusted Pearl's facebook page to be entered in the drawing

    Good luck!! :)

  9. Can't wait to read your series:) sounds like they are amazing!!! Youre awesome.

    1. Thanks, Farrah! I hope you like Reflection and Reaction! YOU'RE awesome!!!!

  10. Holy crap... did I win something?!?!

    By the way, CONGRATULATIONS on you launch!!! I loved Reaction! Nick is perfect and I love Heather, and I was up until 4:30 this morning finishing it. My review will go live tomorrow over at

    (Sorry, my brain is obviously sleep-deprived.)

    The Book Hookup: Eat. Breathe. Read!

    1. YES!!!! You won the $50 Amazon gift card!!!! Whoot, Whoot! I was so excited when your name popped up!! Congrats! I have your email address, so I'll be sending you the gift card today!

      I'm so happy you loved Reaction! I can't wait to read your review!

      Thanks, Christina!

  11. Congrats on the launch! I truly loved both books (I did a little *squee at the end!!!) and I really loved Nick. I had so many notes and swoonworthy moments. Amazing! I can't wait for my tour to stop, it will be Saturday on #BookNerd. I also stayed up all night reading, and haven't shut up about the books since then...


  12. Don't shut up about the books!!!! haha

    Thank you so much, Ashley! I can't wait to read your review. Do you always take notes when you read? A girl after my own heart!

    I'm so glad you liked the books! That makes me happier than you'll ever know!!! I'll be stopping by on Saturday!