Sunday, September 1, 2013

Ember Blog Tour {Review + Giveaway}

Ember Blog Tour

"Our fires burn brightly for our readers and as a way to say thanks to our readers we've launched our latest division of Entangled Teen and it's name is Ember. We have two exciting launch titles: Darker Days by Jus Accardo and Chaos by Christine O'Neil. Read away!" Entangled Teen Ember is a division of Entangled Teen that specializes in digital-first YAs

Chaos by Christine O’Neil

Darker Days by Jus Accardo


CHAOS (Kardia Chronicles, #1)Chaos:

My name is Maggie Raynard. After sixteen years being just plain me, suddenly, when I lose my temper, my fingers become weapons of mass destruction. Turns out I'm a semi-god, descended from Aphrodite. Sounds cool in theory, but when I accidentally put my ex-boyfriend in a coma, things go downhill pretty fast.

Now some new guy named Mac Finnegan has made it his mission in life to continually piss me off. I'm stuck learning how to use my new powers while also dealing with regular high school problems, and with this annoying and super-hot—guy all
up in my business, I'm about to flip out.

But it gets worse. I just learned there's this watchdog council of semis who keep an eye out for any bad apples. They think I'm the baddest one in the bunch and want to take me out before I do any more damage. My nemesis Mac might turn out to be my salvation, only he's got secrets of his own...and they may just kill us both.    
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Darker Days (The Darker Agency, #1)Darker Days

A little sin can be deadly...
 Jessie Darker goes to high school during the day, but at night she helps with the family investigation business.

 Cheating husbands and stolen inheritances? They’re your girls—but their specialty is a bit darker. Zombie in your garage? Pesky Poltergeist living in your pool? They’ll have the problem solved in a magical minute. For a nominal fee, of course...
 When gorgeous new client, Lukas Scott, saunters into the office requesting their help to find a stolen box, it sounds like a simple case—until the truth comes out. The box is full of Sin.

Seven deadly ones, in fact.

They’ve got five days to recapture the Sins before they're recalled by the box, taking seven hijacked human bodies with them. Easy peasy—except for one thing...

There’s a spell that will allow the Sins to remain free, causing chaos forever. When the key ingredient threatens the life of someone she knows, Jessie must make the ultimate choice between love and family—or lose everything.

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*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

My Review of Darker Days by Jus Accardo

For Jessie hunting down otherworlders or baddies that normal people fail to see, ghosts, zombies, pet possession and so on is just another day on the job at the Darker Agency. Along with balancing her life as a "normal" teen Jessie hides the secret that things really do go bump in the night and it is the job of her and her mother to stop it. When a mysterious drop dead gorgeous guy shows up at their door telling them that the ultimate baddie, the seven deadly sins, was about to wreak havoc on their little town; both Jessie and her mom are a little shocked and honestly don't quite buy his story. But with some convincing they realize that their little town is in a whole lot of danger and that they are the only ones who can do anything to stop it. 

In Darker Days you follow the not so typical teen Jessie as she battles mundane demons, like ghosts, zombies and the occasional pet possession; leaving destruction in her wake. But Jessie is bored and wants more responsibility, but her mom won't give her any. Really all her mom wants is for her to live a normal life. A life away from demons, ghosts, zombies and the baddies that roam the earth, but Jessie is unlike any girl that walks the earth. Not only does she know that baddies or demons walk the earth, but she has deep personal experience with demons. The kind that leave a mark on the soul. She can't forget those deep dark secrets and when her world is turned upside down and she has no where to turn, it very well may be those deep secrets that save her.

Jessie knows that her life will never be normal, no Darker child's live has ever been normal, but normal is overrated anyways. But she knows she won't win against her mother, but when Lukas Scott, The Darker Agencies new client walks in and tells them there is a new baddie in town; Jessie is even more desperate to prove to her mom that she is ready for more responsibility. Like most teens she doesn't quite know how to show that she's ready. Instead she rushes off head long into danger determined to catch the baddies herself. Thinking then my mom will see I'm ready, but all she get's is hurt or in trouble. Jessie knows that there is more to this case than meets the eye, knows that she can help. And when two people that she loves get putin the crossfire of one crossed and pissed off witch, she will make the only choice she can to save them. 

Lukas, the hot new client is more than he seems, way more. He is danger, temptation, and gentleman all rolled into one gorgeous host. His story is one that bleeds sadness and revenge, one that tugs at the heart, but it is one that he has accepted, sadly. Until he met Jessie that is. Suddenly he wants so much more, he wants it all; the life he never had and the love he never got. As he races against time he finds his attachment to this place deepen, but even when his ultimate dream is thrown at him he refuses to put his curse on someone else. Lukas really is a gentleman and despite what he is has a soul that stands true and selfless.

Darker Days, is an amazing story that is full of teenage angst, humor, love, awe and wonder. The story is deep and Jus Accardo did a wonderful job building a story that really can go anywhere. From the minute I picked it up I knew that this book was going to leave marks along my heart. I knew that it was going to imbed a piece of itself in my soul, forever marking me with its words. It really is that good. Jus Accardo gave me everything with this story. Action, paranormal, humor, love, suspense, great characters and emotion. So much emotion, I felt it as it scrolled across the page causing me to cry. It is a story that will leave you enraptured, one that you have to experience for yourself.

I for one really have to get my hands on book 2, like yesterday! 

"He leaned in again, forehead resting up against mine. 'My whole life, I was waiting. I didn't know what for, only that I hadn't found it. Then I find you--a hundred years later and waiting for me.'" (pdf, p. 215)

For this character moment I thought I would give you a little tease as to why you really should read this book, and why it left marks on my heart and soul. You know me I am a hopeless romantic and I eat this stuff up. Their story really tugs at the strings.

About the Authors

Christine O'Neil was born and raised in Connecticut, where she spent most of her childhood outdoors catching salamanders, frogs and colds. When she wasn't terrorizing Mother Nature, she was curled up under the covers with her nose in a book. As an adult, she's stopped stalking amphibians, but still loves books. When she isn't reading, she likes to spend her time people-watching. In fact, she's probably watching you RIGHT NOW O_O She's also pretty obsessed with writing YA books, but if she had to pick another profession she would be a ninja...or a Professor of the Dark Arts. Christine also writes adult romance under the pen name Christine Bell.

JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing. Jus is the bestselling author the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

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