Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Daughter Of Chaos By Jen McConnel Blog Tour + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop in the DAUGHTER OF CHAOS Blog Tour hosted by Chapter By Chapter. Today we have a Guest Post by the author Jen McConnel & a great Tour-Wide Giveaway too!

daughter of chaos

 Daughter of Chaos
  Jen McConnel
(Red Magic #1)
Published: March 25, 2014

There comes a time in every witch’s life when she must choose her path. Darlena’s friends have already chosen, so why is it so hard for her to make up her mind? Now, Darlena is out of time. Under pressure from Hecate, the Queen of all witches, Darlena makes a rash decision to choose Red magic, a path no witch in her right mind would dare take. As a Red witch, she will be responsible for chaos and mayhem,drawing her deep into darkness. Will the power of Red magic prove too much for Darlena, or will she learn to control it before it’s too late? 

All About Darlena

Thanks so much for hosting me today! I’m so excited to talk about Darlena, the main character in DAUGHTER OF CHAOS. As a writer, I love all my characters, but Darlena is particularly special to me. She was fully-formed (flaws and all) almost as soon as I started writing this story, and the more time I spend in her head, the more I adore her.

So, let’s see, where to begin. When the book starts, Darlena’s a sixteen-year-old witch. She isn’t afraid of breaking the rules, and little acts of defiance give her a rush. Despite the fact that both her parents practice Green magic, Darlena’s never been pulled to their path, but she doesn’t much care for White or Black magic, the other paths taught at her exclusive magical school. Almost as a joke, she swears to practice Red magic, setting a chain of chaotic events into action that tests her strength and breaks her heart.

Darlena’s more than a little bit impulsive, and her fiery, passionate personality make it hard for her to let go of her attachment to her ex, Justin (even though some days she wishes she could hate him). She’s not much of a rational thinker, and emotion tends to drive her actions.

She loves lattes and good food, and she sort of hates authority. Inaction makes her crazy, and sometimes she rushes into things just so she doesn’t have to sit still. She’s fierce and powerful, but her heart is easily wounded, despite her tough shell.

All in all, Darlena is one of my favorite characters (even though I know I shouldn’t play favorites), and I can’t wait for y’all to meet her!

Jen McConnelJen McConnel now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. Whenshe isn't crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches writing composition at a community college. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time.

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  1. Hi, the book looks great, love the cover! Good luck on the tour!

    1. I know, it does look great! I love books about strong, uncontrollable magic! And this one is definitely one that I have to check out! :)

  2. Thank you so much for hosting me today! :)

    1. Your very welcome! I'm excited to read this book! :)

  3. I can't wait to meet Darlena! I've seen it a little bit on your street team, and it looks like a lot of fun!

    1. I can't wait to meet Darlena either! She sounds like an awesome fun loving, but stand strong to what she believes in and wants kinda gal. And not to mention how powerfully fierce she sounds too!

      Yes, I have to read this!

      Thanks for stopping by the tour! :)

  4. Okay, weird.... my comment vanished. Sorry if it shows up twice .... but I'm loving all the witch stories I'm seeing lately!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

    1. Umm... that is weird! Well it only showed up once, so that's good!! :)

      I know, I have seen a lot of awesome witch books around lately too! Now, I just need to pick one up and read it! ;)

      Thanks for stopping back by! :)


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