“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!”
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Chaos by Christine O’Neil
Darker Days by Jus Accardo
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.
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.
Exclusive Guest Post:
Hey bloggy readers! On this stop of the Entangled Teen Ember blog tour, I thought we could talk about fantasy and paranormal fiction, why I love it and why I write it.
To be fair, I read and write other genres too. Adult contemporary, new adult romance and more, but fantasy and paranormal are special. Maybe it’s because I get to make my own rules and that appeals to me because I’m a brat like that. Like, imagine something grand. Something…awesome. A vampire that shoots darts out of its butt, say. You could TOTALLY write a book about that in paranormal. That’s ALLOWED. (Disclaimer: You SHOULDN’T. It’s a TERRIBLE idea. But how cool is it that you COULD? It’s like being four and someone saying, “Cookies for dinner? Yeah, sure. Whatever you want). YOU create the world. A world of munchkins and witches and flying monkeys and fantasy readers are like “Yes! This! Please, ma’am, can I have some more!” The only rules you have to follow are the ones you create for your world. Writing paranormal is the only time in my life where I’ve been able to be like “You’re not the boss of me!” and have it be true. That’s what I love most about it.
As for reading, the big draw for me with all fantastical books is total escape. From the phone ringing, from the dogs barking, from family members bickering, from deadlines and sinks full of dishes. I can read a paranormal book and just go away for awhile. Somewhere different than here. Somewhere magical where a normal sixteen year old girl can suddenly find out she’s a semi-god and shoot death from her fingertips. I can fall into that world and picture the characters and their world in my head and just forget that I’m sitting in my boring house waiting for the dishwasher repair guy to show up. And it’s AWESOME.
My favorite fantasy book escape has been the Harry Potter series. Although I’ve loved Divergent and the Hunger Games, the Harry Potter series has yet to be topped in my eyes. Not just the writing, which is so fantastic, or the world-building (Hogwarts. Enough said :OD) but also because of the characters. SPOILER ALERT: If you are the one person in the free world who hasn’t read the last book, LOOK AWAY! I cried when Dobby died. Like real salty wet tears. And forget about the Fred Weasley thing >.< I STILL can’t talk about it without getting choked up. There is actually a Fred Weasley denial support group on Facebook that I *may* or *may not* be a part of.
So what about you guys? What’s your favorite fantasy/paranormal book or series and why?
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.
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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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Thanks so much to Entangled, Jus Accardo, and Christine O’Neil for having us on the tour!