October 31, 2014

Month9Books Birthday Bash!

Welcome to my stop on the Birthday Bash for Month9Books! Today I'm hosting author Jen McConnell, who has written a great guest post - and don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway at the bottom of the post!!

Jen has recently started the Red Magic Trilogy - a fantastic new YA paranormal series that's full of witches, magic, and chaos. The first book, Daughter of Chaos, was released on March 25, 2014. You can check out my review of the book on Goodreads HERE. Read on for more info on the book and Jen's guest post - then enter the giveaway!!

Daughter of Chaos (Red Magic Trilogy #1)
Author: Jen McConnell
Genre: YA paranormal
Release Date: March 25, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books


Witches must choose the path they will follow, and Darlena Agara is no exception. She’s been putting it off long enough, and in her case, ignoring it has not made it go away. In a moment of frustration, Darlena chooses to follow Red Magic, figuring she had outsmarted the powers that be, since there’s no such thing as Red Magic. But alas, Darlena’s wrong (again) and she becomes a newly declared Red Witch.

Her friends are shocked and her parents horrified by the choice Darlena has made. As a Red Witch, she now governs one third of the world’s chaos. She is the walking personification of pandemonium, turmoil, and bedlam, just as the patrons of Red Magic would have it to be.

But Darlena believes there must be more to Red Magic than chaos and destruction, and she sets out on a journey to achieve balance. Only doing so puts her at odds with the dark goddess Hecate, who simply will not allow Darlena to quit. She encourages Darlena to embrace who and what she is and to leave good magic to the good witches. If only Darlena could, life would be simple, and she would not be the Daughter of Chaos.

DAUGHTER OF CHAOS is the first in a YA paranormal trilogy.

Magic in Darlena’s World: DAUGHTER OF CHAOS

Thanks so much to A Dream Within a Dream for hosting me today for the Month9Books birthday bash! I’m thrilled to be here, and I’m so excited to talk about The Red Magic Series. Stephanie asked me to talk a little bit about the magic in Darlena’s world, and (spoiler alert!) I might be mentioning things that Darlena hasn’t learned yet in DAUGHTER, so get ready!

Darlena’s been raised around magic: her parents are both Green Witches, “hippy earth loving types” as Lena describes them, and she was very young when they enrolled her in Trinity, and elite, magical prep school. As far as Lena’s concerned, there are three types of magic in her world: Green, which deals with things like gardening and daily life; White, which is focused on spirit and clear lines between right and wrong; and Black, another spirit path, like White, but one that tends to veer into dark, dangerous territory. The only problem is, Lena’s never felt particularly pulled to any of the three paths: her parents are both Green, her ex is White, and her BFF is Black, but Lena doesn’t really fit with any of the people she loves.

Enter Hecate.

When the Queen of Witches shows up, she demands that Lena choose a path, setting Lena on a dangerous chain of events in DAUGHTER OF CHAOS. On a whim, Lena says she’ll follow Red magic, thinking it doesn’t actually exist, but the joke is on her: Red magic is very real, and very deadly.

As Lena learns more about Red magic, she realizes that her lessons at Trinity were incomplete, and she starts to wonder if there are more magics out there. Spoiler alert: there are! She discovers two more paths in GODS OF CHAOS, the upcoming sequel to DAUGHTER, but I don’t want to give too much away. ;) If you want more magic, check out the WITCH’S QUICK GUIDE on Wattpad while you wait for the next book in the series!

The magic in Darlena’s world is elemental, focusing of earth, air, water, fire, and spirit, and I had so much fun creating this magical system. Lots of different things inspired the six magical paths, but, to my knowledge, the magic of Darlena’s world exists strictly in her world. Still, it’s the time of year when the Otherworld draws close and unexplainable things happen, so you never know if you might just meet a Red Witch on Halloween night.
Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. A Michigander by birth, she now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she also holds a MS in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  When she isn't crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches college writing composition and yoga. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time.  Visit http://www.jenmcconnel.com  to learn more.

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Buy Links: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

While all of the posts are from our authors that have books out already we also want to look forward to some of the 2015 titles we can’t wait to share with you! Here’s a slide show of some our 2015 books!

We have a ton of sequels coming as well as new books from awesome debut authors and we’re so excited to share them all with you! We have something for everyine from every genre from Sci-Fi to Fantasy to Paranormal and Horror!
Giveaway Details: 
(1) New Kindle with touchscreen (US only) loaded with all our Month9Books titles. US Only. (1) Paperback prize pack of 5 Month9Books Titles. US ONLY. 
(2) eBook Prize Packs of 5 Month9Books titles. International 


  1. Happy month 9 books birthday

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway. I have my fingers crossed. ..


  2. Month9Books, Happy Birthday!! Thanks for giveaway!