Friday, November 14, 2014

BOOK TOUR [Excerpt + Giveaway] A Darker Past (Darker Agency, #2) by Jus Accardo

A Darker Past (Darker Agency, #2)
Release Date: 11/11/14
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
The past is Darker than they thought...

Between helping her mother with the Darker Agency and laying the smack down on monster baddies, Jessie Darker puts the “normal” in paranormal. But lately, things have gotten a little crazy...even for a smart-assed half-demon teenage girl.

For starters, Jessie’s been contracted into fifty-five years of annoying servitude. To a demon. Then there’s Lukas Scott, her sexy new boyfriend. Once the former incarnation of Wrath, he’s been going through some...uh, changes. Like residual anger. And trading chaste hangouts for lusty make-out sessions.

But it’s when Lukas and Jessie accidentally release a Very Nasty Demon that things get really bad, setting into motion a chain of death and mayhem that threatens both Earth and the Shadow Realm. Jessie has exactly four days to fix it...before all of Hell breaks loose.

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"Of course," I admitted. "Which was obviously ridiculous because, really, who other than me could possibly put up with you? You're stuffy and old-fashioned, and—"
            The rest of my sentence was cut off by Lukas's kiss. He pulled me close, winding his arms around my waist with a ferocity that sent a tingle down my spine and ignited an explosive fire in my stomach.
            I kissed him back, threading my fingers through his hair, the taste of peppermint gum teasing my tongue. This was rare. Lukas was the perfect gentleman. Granted my influence sometimes caused him to cave, but for the most part, I had to be the one to push things. Of course, when I did, and he got going…fireworks.
            He backed me up against the pine tree and slipped his hands beneath my coat, fingers knotting into the material of my shirt. The warmth of them was like an inferno that threatened to spin me out of control. Suddenly the frosty January air was aflame.
            When we'd first kissed, I’d been terrified to do it wrong. Kissing wasn't exactly in the pro column of the JessieDarker skill set. But I'd gotten through it. Lukas was the first guy I’d ever locked lips with, and each time since then, I got a little more courageous. A little bolder.
            Lukas made a move to pull away, arms sliding from beneath my coat, but I stopped him by grabbing one of his hands and guiding it down to my butt. Okay. It was more an inelegant shove than what I'd envisioned to be a sexy slide, but the outcome was the same. Lukas's hand. On my butt.
            Oh my God…
            This was an entire universe of new territory for me. We'd messed around, but this was different. Dangerous and exciting. He faltered for a second, probably shocked and scandalized, but I'd made a decision, and I was sticking to it. I kissed him again. His reservations melted away, and he was kissing back with even more enthusiasm than before. A small noise escaped his throat. The sound of it made my knees weak. My stomach flutter. A mix between a growl and a moan that was by far the most amazing thing I’d ever heard.
            The kiss became desperate, Lukas winding his free hand through my hair. The feeling that came with it—a slight tug accompanied by a subtle sting—did odd things to my stomach. His other hand, still on my backside, gripped hard and pulled at the denim as he deepened the kiss. The sudden severity of it all made me gasp.
            He jerked away, freezing.
            So there we both stood. In a dark corner of Dobbs Park, out of breath and steaming despite the thirty-something temperature.
            Lukas, still breathing raggedly, let his forehead fall against mine. "I'm—that was—I apologize." His hands, the one tangled in my hair and the other cupping my backside, hadn't moved.
            My own breath, still coming in uneven pulls, puffed out in a plume of white against the chilly air. "That was kind of intense."
            He tilted his head to the side, skimming his lips across my ear and down the line of my jaw. "I know it's wrong, but I don’t want to stop," he whispered.
I didn't either, but truthfully, this wasn't really the time or place. It was my fault. The whole butt grab thing had been too much. The guy was a hundred-and-fifty-year-old virgin for crap's sake. There had to be some serious build up in there. 

About the Author

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. But at the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food.

Jus is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing, as well as the Darker Agency series, and the New Adult series, The Eternal Balance. 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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Unknown said...

Thank you for the chance to win.

Unknown said...

I really want to start reading this series. I bought the first book a while back but still haven't read it. I hope to get to it soon. It sounds really good. :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for the chance

Unknown said...

sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.