August 22, 2013

Blog Tour: Darker Days by Jus Accardo – Review and Giveaway

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Darker Days (The Darker Agency #1) by Jus Accardo

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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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Darker Days (The Darker Agency #1) by Jus Accardo
Publication Date:  August 19, 2013
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing

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MaryAnn NewAuthor, Jus Accardo, has done it again with this brand new series that I was totally dying to read!  And let me tell you, Darker Days did not disappoint! Strong female lead, swoon worthy boyfriend material, and a storyline that is so gripping that you’ll have a difficult time putting it down.

Jessie Darker is not your typical teen.  Jessie is half demon (thanks to her father), and helps run the family business, Darker Agency.  Sure, they help with cases like missing people and confirming infidelity, etc., but they do more than just that.  They specialize in the paranormal.  Things that go bump in the night, things that you would only find in nightmares…Jessie and her mom are pros when it comes to these sort of things.  Think of it like what Angel does, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when he started his own spin off and has his own investigation agency.  Same gist.

Jessie and her mother end up getting the mother of all cases.  Apparently, someone has decided to steal a special box that housed something very unique…the 7 deadly sins.  Not only has it been stolen, but some genius has opened the box and these sins have gotten out and are looking for hosts to possess.  Not only is that a pretty crazy case, but what’s crazier is the individual who is seeking the assistance of the Darkers to right the wrong that has been done.  Enter Lukas Scott, aka Wrath.  Yes, THAT Wrath, one of the 7 deadly sins.

Betrayed by a witch over a century ago, Lukas has been trapped in the box with other deadly sins as a human.  Lukas needs the help of the Darkers to locate a descendant from the bloodline of the witch that had originally cursed him as she is the only one who can give him what he truly desires…freedom.

But with the sins running wild on the streets and causing havoc, inside and outside of school, secrets are reveals and shocking truths are uncovered.  It seems Lukas and Jessie’s ancestors are more buddy buddy than they thought, and Jessie may be the key.

Ehrmegherd this book was awesome!  Absolutely done in Jus Accardo style, Darker Days is riddled with humor and full of action.  The characters are ones that readers will instantly fall in love with, and Lukas has instantly become one of my top 5 book boyfriends.  Ohhhh men of the 1800’s.  How swoon worthy thou art…

And a tale that incorporates the seven deadly sins?  That’s pretty awesome unto itself!  The descriptions provided by the author made the read jump off the page.  Whether it be the descriptions of the surroundings, the details of the demons, or the telling of the action scenes, everything was perfect, in my honest opinion.  With the chapters counting down the time when the box activates, it added to the excitement that was already felt during the read.

Jessie’s character was one that I absolutely loved!  She’s head strong, and spunky.  Her love for her parents was something that I loved reading about.  To see how far she would go to do what needed to be done.  I also really enjoyed that no matter how tough she was or acted, there are a couple parts where we see her vulnerable side, which made her seem even more real, which is something I’m positive readers will notice.

Now Lukas…oh Lukas.  Chivalry is so not dead when it comes to this hotty.  His actions, his words, his sincerity…omg he is the perfect guy.  Yes, yes…he has Wrath curled up inside of him waiting to come out and make trouble, but to see how hard he works to keep in control is inspiring.

I recommend Darker Days to fans Jus Accardo’s Denazen series, and those looking for an awesome heroine.  Fans of paranormal reads will completely devour Darker Days by Jus Accardo.




Jus Accardo is the author of YA paranormal romance and urban fantasy fiction.

A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

Her first book, Touch, came out in November 2011 from Entangled Publishing. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Be sure to check out all the blogs participating in this tour!

8/12/2013- The Book Goddess– Review

8/13/2013- Supernatural Snark– Guest Post

8/14/2013- Paranormal Reads– Review

8/15/2013- K-Books– Interview

8/16/2013- Doctors Notes- Review

8/19/2013- Step Into Fiction– Guest Post

8/20/2013- Young Readers– Review

8/21/2013- Curling Up With A Good Book– Interview

8/22/2013- Chapter by Chapter – Review

8/23/2013- Oops! I Read A Book Again- Guest Post



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  1. Natalie Cleary

    This sounds really good. Ive not read anything by Jus Accardo yet but Ill definitely add this to my list.

  2. Chapter by Chapter

    *le gasp!* Jus Accardo’s a fantastic author. You should def. check out this book and her Denazen series!

  3. Mandy

    I’m so excited for Darker Days. I love the beautiful cover & synopsis. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Chapter by Chapter

    I was super excited when I first caught wind of this series. Definitely worth a read!

  5. Katie Amanda

    Great giveaway. I really like the contrast on the cover. Thanks!

  6. Chapter by Chapter

    I love the cover! =)

  7. Tammy S.

    As soon as you mentioned Buffy and Angel, I knew I had to read this book! I’m so glad you loved it, looking forward to checking it out soon. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Chapter by Chapter

    Right! Angel automatically jumped in my head, and the MC is so Buffy-esque!

  9. Romily Bernard

    Oh wow! This sounds like fun! Definitely going to have to pick it up!

  10. Chapter by Chapter

    It was definitely a very fun read! I’d love to hear what you think!

  11. Eva Millien

    Thanks for sharing Darker Days and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book and I am looking foreward to reading it. evamillien at gmail dot com

  12. Veronica Vasquez

    This sounds like an awesome book! Adding to my must-read list!!

  13. I have had this book on my TBR list for the longest time anxiously awaiting the opportunity to get my hands on it. Her first series (The Denazen series I do believe) was amazing.

  14. Sherry Johnson

    Thanks for the chance to win.


    I like that zombies are involved in this book! :D I don’t think I’ve ever read a story with zombies in it but I would certainly like to. Especially with a girl that kicks butt.

  16. Tia

    I love it! Paranormal Investigators!! Awesome Job, I could do that!

  17. Joy F

    Looks like a great read, love the cover.

  18. Mick G

    Looks like a great read

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