How to complete your character card collection!

Part of the swag pack for THE BROKEN ONES preorder campaign was three of the eight Malediction Character Cards designed by Erika (@thenocturnalfey). I’ve had some giveaways that have allowed people to complete their collections, but I’ve received quite a few messages from people wanting to know how to get the rest of the cards! After much careful thought, I’ve decided to offer up packages that include five character cards to readers who write an HONEST review of THE BROKEN ONES on a RETAILER SITE (B&N, Indigo, Waterstones, Am*zon, etc. Goodreads is not a retailer site, although it would be awesome if you posted your review there, too).

By honest review, I mean your ACTUAL opinion on THE BROKEN ONES, whether that be a one star review or a five star review. How you rate the book has no impact on whether you will get the character cards, so don’t feel like you need to butter me up 😉

Why do reviews matter? The quantity of reviews on retailer sites impact how the novel is treated by the retailer’s recommendation algorithm. For that big online retailer where most of you like to buy your books, 50 reviews is the magic number for a novel to be recommended to readers. So in order for THE BROKEN ONES to be recommended to those readers who have purchased STOLEN SONGBIRD, it needs to have 50 reviews. I think you can all appreciate why I’d want that to be happening.


How to claim your five character cards:

  1. Post an HONEST review on at least one RETAILER site. It doesn’t have to be long, only a sentence or two saying what you liked or didn’t like about the book.
  2. Email me at with the subject line: Complete My Collection. Your email should include the following: your full name and mailing address, a list of the five cards you want (Choices are: Cecile, Tristan, Penelope, Marc, the Twins, Anais, Chris, or Angouleme), and the link to your HONEST review.
  3. Wait next to your mailbox for your envelope to arrive 🙂

~ The offer is open internationally
~ The offer ends August 15, 2017 SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
~ The offer is open to everyone, not just those who preordered

A huge thanks to everyone who has bought THE BROKEN ONES, or any of my books. You are the best <333

Goodreads Giveaway of Signed Copy of THE BROKEN ONES!

There is an international giveaway for a signed copy of THE BROKEN ONES up on Goodreads, which also includes an exclusive swag pack!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Broken Ones by Danielle L. Jensen

The Broken Ones

by Danielle L. Jensen

Giveaway ends June 05, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Character Portrait Reveals!

I’m so excited that today is finally here! Not only are the prologue and 1st chapter of THE BROKEN ONES available to read on The YA Book Traveler, you can also head over to Instagram to check out the first character portrait reveal via @pagewithaview, who has kicked off the campaign with the lovely Cécile!

I’ve been working for the past couple months with a super-talented young artist named Erika E., who many of you know as @thenocturnalfey, to design the artwork for character trading cards. The portraits are all original watercolor, and they are GORGEOUS. I met Erika a couple years ago during the HIDDEN HUNTRESS fan art contest and, having seen her watercolors of Cécile and Tristan, I knew I wanted to work with her on this project.

Pénélope, one of the main characters of THE BROKEN ONES, is an artist, and her art features heavily in the novel. For that reason, it was really important to me that the artwork I commissioned be traditional rather than digital. Sometimes that presented us with some challenges, but it was absolutely worth it in the end!

The portraits will be revealed by an amazing group of bookstagrammers over the next couple weeks, and I can’t wait to see the photos they come up with. You can check out the reveals by following the hashtag #maledictioncharacter on Instagram, or you can use the schedule below.

So how do you get your hands on these beauties? By preordering THE BROKEN ONES now! I have only a limited number of character cards printed, and they are exclusively available to those who preorder (details here), although I’ll run a few giveaways after release day for people hoping to complete their collection 🙂

Character Reveal Schedule