Deadly Destinations: Jus Accardo’s Jessie Darker on Penance, New York & win Darker Days

July 6, 2013 Deadly Destinations, Giveaways, Guests 48

Today’s Deadly Destination is from Jus Accardo‘s Jessie Darker on Penance, New York from DARKER DAYS, The Dark Agency #1 (published on August 19th 2013 by Entangled Publishing). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below.

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Jus Accardo’s Jessie Darker on Penance, New York from Darker Days

My name is Jessie Darker, and I live in Penance, New York. Nice little slice of earth for the most part. Friendly people, small town charm… Yep. Penance is a great place to raise a family. That is, if you follow a few specific rules…

  1. Don’t joke with the werewolves. Laugh all you want, but it’s true. They really don’t have a sense of humor. Like, at all. Mom once made a joke about scratching the pack leader’s sister’s belly for a favor. Her mate peed on our legs. He was still in human form… I’m scarred for life.
  2. Don’t date necromancers. I can’t speak from experience on this, but my best friend told me horror stories. Like, make-you-want-to-shower-with-your-clothes-on kind of creepy. You think you know a guy—until he asks you if his dead buddy can watch…
  3. Never leave home without the essentials. Nope. I’m not talking about this season’s hottest shade of lip gloss or a good moisturizer. I’m talking quartz powder and a lighter. Even if you’re not a Monster Masher like Mom and me, a little prep goes a long way. Trust me. When that demon dog is coming at you, acid drool trailing down its snout, you’ll thank me. So will your clothes. Demon drool stains something fierce…
  4. Don’t go swimming in Dobbs Park Lake. They closed the lake a few years ago, but some people still sneak in. Bad call. Just go with me on this one. There’s a Kelpie named Sid living at the bottom of the lake. He’s got a nasty attitude, not to mention the fact that he’s a big fat liar. He swears he’s related to King Triton…
  5. Don’t get on the bad side of the witches. Don’t get me wrong. One of my best friends is a witch. The majority though? They’re on the testy side. If you’re not careful, you could easily end up craving cheese and spending the day going nowhere on a hamster wheel. Or, if you’ve really pissed them off, you might wake up sporting an extra appendage. You probably don’t want boy bits where your girl bits should be…

Or maybe that’s just me…
Welcome to Penance. You don’t have to go home…but you might want to.

 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 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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ebook copy of DARKER DAYS (upon 8/19/13 release)


Available on August 19th 2013 by Entangled Publishing


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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48 Responses to “Deadly Destinations: Jus Accardo’s Jessie Darker on Penance, New York & win Darker Days”

  1. Rhonda Beyer

    Thanks for the giveaway, I can’t wait to read Darker Days!!!!!

  2. JenM

    Sounds like there are quite a variety of creatures in that town. I like books that bring in lots of different paranormals.

  3. Susan S.

    Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Vivien

    Do you prefer writing from a male or female point of view?

  5. Christine Sutor

    This book looks intriguing, would love to dive into this, a winner!

  6. Christine Sutor

    This book looks intriguing, would love to dive into this, a winner!

  7. Kyla Patton

    Oooo I love a good female investigator book! I super can’t wait to try this!

  8. Valerie Rhodes

    Love the covers…and the excerpt seems right up my alley.. female investigations.. love it.. loved the anita blake stories…and I know I will enjoy this!!

  9. DeeDee Griffin

    I love the Denazen series and am excited to start reading The Dark Agency series!

  10. bridget

    This interview was so funny :). I love Jus’s books and I cant wait to read Darker Days!!!

  11. Victoria Zumbrum

    I would love to read this book and series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. Kirsten

    This books sounds just like what I love to read! I love Urban Fantasy and love finding new authors to read! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  13. Kai W.

    I love the book title Dark Agency. Already, this title say “Paranormal” involve and of course, Agency usually means investigator(s) involve.

    I also love the five pointers. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway.

  14. Ratkin

    I like books with a sense of humor, so this sounds like it’s right up my alley.

  15. Eva Millien

    Thanks for the great destination, I’ll be sure to follow the rules when I visit. Thanks for the giveaway. And thanks for the great post.

  16. Barbara Elness

    This sounds like a great book and I’m looking forward to reading it. It’s good to know the rules. Werewolves don’t have a sense of humor? Who knew? 😀

  17. Denise Z

    Oh Jesse, I really think I am going to enjoy reading your journey. I almost had my coffee coming out of my nose when I read about the joking with a werewolf trauma. Sorry you had to see that 😉 I can’t wait to get started on the read, thank you so much for sharing with us and for a chance to win a copy of what looks like a really fun read.

  18. Tamlyn

    I’m not sure I’d trust someone wanting to find a box full of Sin!

  19. Natasha

    Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Angie F.

    I have the first book in this author’s other series, but haven’t had a chance to read it yet. Although I must say that this one sounds even better! 😀

  21. Jessica N.

    Sounds great, love the sense of humor! I just ran over and added it to my TBR list on Goodreads.

  22. Shelley

    I loved the list of rules – I see I am going to have to add to my TBR list!

  23. Enigma75

    This sounds really interesting. I’m adding it to my TBR list! Can’t wait to read it!

  24. KimG

    Looking forward to meeting Jesse & family, newly-added to my TBR list! Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Texas Book Lover

    I love books that combine several types of paranormals so will have to check this one out!

  26. Jolene A

    I can’t wait to read this! Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Jenn W

    I can’t wait to read this! Just put it on my Must Have’s list.

  28. Joani S

    I agree about the cover being eye catching! Sounds good, another one I’m looking forward to reading. I’m finding a lot of cool books on this site, thanks so much!!

  29. Sweety


    Thanks for the international giveaway. 🙂

    Rafflecopter name – Rose Lennart

  30. sarah k

    This looks like the start of an interesting series, that I look forward to reading.

  31. Caty R

    Love the cover to this book! It hints at many interesting things and I look forward to reading it.