Welcome to The Cover Contessa's stop on A Darker Past blog tour!
by Jus Accardo
Release Date: 11/11/14
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.
"We're going to check out the basement at Town Hall. Lukas is in charge."
My mouth fell open. "Seriously, Ma? Putting the embodiment of rage in charge? I'm deeply wounded."
"The ex-embodiment," Lukas corrected with a shift of his shoulders. He was trying not to grin, but I saw the smirk anyway. "I've proven myself to be the more responsible one."
Was he kidding? He'd nearly leveled half the town a few months ago. Granted, he'd been toting Wrath around, but still. "Give me one example."
He folded his arms. "That harpy a few weeks ago."
"No way," I said, jabbing a finger at him, then turned to Mom. "He's the one who instigated the whole thing."
Lukas ignored me and kept going. "Last month, there was the nest of hellhounds behind the park."
"Oh no. I'm not taking the blame for that one. You totally looked at them crooked. Then set them off by sneezing. We would have been fine if you'd been quiet."
He didn't waiver. "And then, last week, there was the gulan."
"Oh. Well, that one I take a little credit for."
Mom balked. "A little credit? Didn’t you throw a soda can at it?"
I had, but it'd only been half full. Not like I chucked a rock or fired a bottle rocket at its head. "It was going to charge."
"It was eating!" Lukas exclaimed.
He seemed to be forgetting a crucial detail. "It was eating a person."
Mom grabbed her coat and poked me in the arm. "Am I going to have to separate you two?"
I rolled my eyes and threw an arm around Lukas's shoulders despite the fact that both my parents were standing right there. He didn't like touching me with parental supervision. Especially Dad. "Aww, that's my mom. The Drama Diva."
"Anyway," Mom said. She was fighting a grin. "There's some research that needs to be done. All the information is in the file on your desk."
"Consider it done," Lukas said.
"Suck up," I whispered as they walked out the door.