Friday, May 24, 2013

Cover Reveal: Darker Days by Jus Accardo

Happy Friday everyone! I have a fantastic cover reveal for you today from Entangled's DigiTeen imprint. 

Darker Days (Darker Agency #1) by Jus Accardo
Coming August 2013

Synopsis

Jessie Darker goes to high school during the day, but at night she helps with the family investigation business. Cheating husbands and stolen inheritances? Theyre your girlsbut their specialty is a bit darker. Zombie in your garage? Pesky Poltergeist living in your pool? Theyll 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 caseuntil the truth comes out. The box is full of Sin.

Seven deadly ones, in fact.

Theyve got five days to recapture the Sins before they're recalled by the box, taking seven hijacked human bodies with them. Easy peasyexcept for one thing...

Theres 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 familyor lose everything.


Excerpt

“So not your biggest fan at the moment, I said, closing the office door behind me. The runofffrom my jeans had soaked my sneakers pretty good. With each step, I gave a slight squishing noise accompanied by an annoying squeak against the old tile floor.
From across the room, Mom stared. What happened to you?
            It attacked me. Tossing my bag on the couch, I sank into her chair and made sure to grind my butt into the cushion. Got it nice and wet. I was all about sharing the loveand right now, the love was soggy.
            She laughed, waving a folder in my direction. Surely youre overreacting. It was one little zombie. They dont attack people.
            Im serious, Ma. It tried to drown me. And the client assaulted me with ugly footwear. As far as punishments go, Id say were probably square. Ive learned my lesson.
            Youre serious? Amused expression now replaced by concern, she crossed the room and leaned over her desk to get a better look at me.
            As a coronary. Once I was sure the chair had sponged up all it could, I stood and huffed past her. Pulling at my favorite T-shirtthe word Fate inside a blood red heart, is a four letter word on the backI said, Child welfare would not be happy to hear you tried to feed your only child to a walking corpse
“But why would it attack? Did you provoke it? Folding her arms, she frowned. Insult it, perhaps?
            I winked at her. Provoke it? Sure. I went and wiggled my ass in front of it yelling lunch just to see whatd happen. Id called it Stinky, but that didnt count as an insult. Something couldnt be considered an insult if it was true, right?
            Right eyebrow twitching, she fought against a smile. But youre okay, right? No bites, broken bones, head injuries, possessions?
I smiled and did a little twirl. All in one piece and still me.
Mom had a checklist she went through at the end of each job. I was known for taking almost as much damage as I inflicted.
“Oh, and youre probably going to get a call from the client. I sorta smashed her fence in the process.
            Mom groaned. I told you to be more careful.
            Its not like I tried to break anything.
            Something tells me you didnt try hard enough not to break anything, either.
            In my defense, it wasnt a simple trap and slap
            We cant afford this. She reached down and pulled a white envelope out from under a stack of papers. This is the bill for that Mercedes you smashed.
            Oh! So not my fault. How was I supposed to know that Spring Heel was gonna land on the car? If it makes you feel any better, I think he was aiming for my head
            If you keep this up, we wont even be able to afford the rent.
            She was right, of course, and it made me feel horrible. Im sorry. I guess Im a wrecking ball wrapped in blue jeans. Take my cut of this job and put it toward the repairs. Keep my paycheck for the next month, too. A good start, but it didnt feel like enough. Sure, it would cover the damagesI hopedbut I felt guilty about upsetting her. The bills that were piling up kept her awake at night. This was only going to make things worse. We got a fair amount of business, but the overhead in our line of work was sky high.
As much as I hated the idea, I knew what would cheer her up. Ill even throw in pet possessions for the next month.



JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfathers 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 and is currently working on the first book in a new adult series due out summer 2013. 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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So what do you guys think of the cover and excerpt? I think this sounds pretty good and I can't wait for it to come out!

7 comments:

  1. My goodness, that is a gorgeous cover! The story sounds awesome too.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Cool cover and awesome excerpt! I still need to catch up on her other series.

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  3. Love reading Jus and this one looks great.

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