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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ember Teen Launch & Giveaway by Entangled

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 

Darker Days
The Darker Agency
Jus Accardo
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.

Christine O'Neil

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 keeps an eye out for any bad apples. They think I'm the baddest of 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.

My Top Ten
By Christine O'Neill
Hey all! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out this stop of our blog tour. Today, because I’m a lover of books just like you guys are, I’m going to tell you my FAVORITE books and/or series of all time (and I hope you guys comment back and tell me yours. I LOVE a good book rec!)
So here we go, my all-time favorite books and why I love them:

10.Duma Key by Stephen King- This is one of those books that sticks with you. And not always in a good way, lol. I loved this book, mainly because I love King’s writing style, but also because it really weighed on me and to this day, I still think about it and get all the feelz. So, comfortable to read or not, writing that can affect you ten years after you’ve read something deserves some major kudos, no?

9. The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer- I loved the crap out of this series. I loved the way our anti-hero Artemis turned into a hero, I loved the secondary characters and the fun, snappy dialogue, and creative world-building. I just couldn’t wait for each new installment.

8. Eragon by Christopher Paolini- Because dragons.

7. A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin- See above

6. A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel- This one is so far away from what I normally read but it was HILARIOUS. Like one of those books that makes you laugh so hard you snort even if you’re waiting at the dentist’s office.

5.If Tomorrow Comes by Sydney Sheldon- This is an awesome story about a woman who basically gets screwed over by all these people and then turns herself into a con artist and takes revenge on every one of them. It’s the kind of book that makes you want to pump your fist like “Hell yeah!” as you’re reading.

4.Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- *sigh* What can I say? Anna and Etienne stole my heart. I was so in love with their tale and Paris by the end of it, I wanted to move there myself! It was such a sweet story and the writing was fab. I usually don’t read a lot of contemporary YA because I prefer to have my characters be able to fly or something super fun like that, but in this case, no wings needed. I have mad love for this book and this author’s writing style.

3.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling- This was a weird one for me because, while it was my FAVORITE Potter book, it was my LEAST favorite of the movies. Maybe because I was anticipating it SO HARD there was no way it could live up to my expectations short of following the book word for word? That said, the book was just bang up awesome-balls to me. I read it in one, crazed sitting and didn’t sleep all night. In fact, I had to go to an appointment in the morning and had to go un-showered because I didn’t finish the book until like five minutes before I had to be there. GoF is was I refer to as an “I’ll go smelly” book. It’s so good, I’ll go somewhere smelly just to finish it. That said, I loved this whole series (with the possible exception of The Order of the Phoenix, which I thought was a little slow, although that was my favorite of the movies, so go figure!)

2.Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn- Okay, this one isn’t YA and is like a psychological thriller and probably one of the most creepy, disturbing books I’ve ever read, but I LOVED it. I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out who the bad guy was and just so engrossed, I could barely stand it. To my mind, Gillian Flynn is one of the best writers out there right now.

1.Stardust by Neil Gaiman- What I love about this book is that I love the movie just as much. It’s pure awesomeness and fantasy and it has all this cool steampunkery and whimsy. A perfect perfect read.

 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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