Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ember Launch 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


Title: CHAOS
Author: Christine O'Neil
Series: The Kardia Chronicles #1
Publisher: Entangled Teen Ember
Publication Date: August 19, 2013
Length: 286 Pages

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.
Darker Days (The Darker Agency, #1)
Title: Darker Days
Author: Jus Accardo
Series: The Darker Agency #1
Publisher: Entangled Teen Ember
Publication Date: August 19, 2013
Length: 332 Pages

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.
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.


CHAOS is an explosive and powerful start to the new Kardia Chronicles series, and I for one cannot wait to see where the next book is going to take Maggie and Mac. CHAOS uses mythology as part of the background story, while there is the obvious Ancient Greek mythology; other ancient mythologies do make an appearance. Christine O’Neil used a very interesting concept of distant bloodlines of the old ancient gods and human mixing to make demi and semi-gods, each with their own unique gifts that share traits with the god of their bloodline. 

Maggie never knew she was not completely human, until she woke up with power that she has no control over and she is not sure if she can get control over them. Then her accident with Eric sets things in motion and Maggie is no longer sure if having this power is ever going to be a good thing. Just when she thinks she has a gripe on herself, Mac Finnegan enters the picture and he has made it his mission to rile her up and drive her crazy every way possible. When it starts to mess with her control, she starts to wonder if she is going to end up like all the other Kardia Aphrodites evil and power hungry. 

I will have to say that I love mythology especially the mythology about ancient gods. I am guessing the history nerd in me is drawn to it. With that love of mythology, I really like the way Christine O’Neil took the basis of it and created her own story with it. Everything from Maggie’s powers to discovering other types of semi gods had me completely enthralled, and my inner history nerd devouring everything. The best part is you do not have to know anything about mythology to enjoy the story. 

I think that anyone who likes a good paranormal story with a side of romance must add CHAOS to their reading list. Entangled Teen continues to put out incredible stories by fabulous authors, and their new Ember line is off to the best start with a novel like CHAOS. I know I will be anxiously awaiting the next installment in the Kardia Chronicles.

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1 comment:

Jenea Whittington said...

Both of these sound so good. The review for Chaos is great. I am looking forward to read it.

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