Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #125 ~ Extinguish (Extinguish #1) by J.M. Darhower

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:

(Extinguish #1)
by J.M. Darhower 

First - The Blurb:

One… Two… Three… Four…

I Declare War

Serah always believed the world around her was perfect. As a Power, one of the warrior angels, she has spent her existence defending the innocent from evil. After tragedy strikes, tearing Serah's brother from her life, she's given the task of stopping the approaching apocalypse before it's too late.

Only one thing, though: she has to venture to Hell to do it.

Lucifer—or Luce, as he prefers to be called—has been biding his time in Hell, longing for revenge against those who oh-so-easily cast him into the pit. When the heavenly beauty shows up at his gate, he's just as captivated by her presence as she becomes of him. The attraction between them is palpable, and Serah's willpower slowly slips. How can this charming creature, this scarred Archangel, be the one annihilating the world she so loves?

As the war wages on, the world entwined in chaos, Serah starts questioning everything she ever knew. When the light and dark, hot and cold, finally collide, she has to make a choice—a choice that sets her world on fire, black and white exploding into colorful flames.

Serah has questions. She wants answers.
Luce just wants to play a game.

Second - The Tease(rs):

Tease 1
Pressing his lips to hers, he kissed her softly, an innocent gesture for a creature they called 'The Devil'.
"I have to try," he murmured, "for you."

Tease 2
"Ah, the smell of lingering innocence and fresh cut grass," he said. "I'm not sure which is more of an aphrodisiac. If I didn't know any better, I'd say you were trying to turn me on - in which case, I'd say it's working."

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I like reading stories featuring Angels. So yeah, when I came across Extinguish, I just had to add it to my shelf. And I'm so glad that I did. J.M. Darhower has done an amazing job and I had a hard time putting this book down. So much so, that I actually read it in one afternoon.

Serah is a Power angel who has been sent down to hell to convince Lucifer (Satan) to end the war between good and evil and prevent the approaching  apocalypse. As you can guess, he isn't easy to convince. However, as an attraction begins to grow between them and black and white smudges to grey, Lucifer discovers that there are more important things than revenge. 

I really enjoyed reading Extinguish, but I must warn you, it does end on a bit of a cliff hanger. Fortunately for me though, I have the sequel - Reignite - waiting in the wings.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below.


  1. Ooh I like the sound of this one. I like the idea of reading books on angels, but I haven't found one that has hooked me in completely. Maybe this one would be different.

    My TT

  2. So, those teasers made me absolutely curious about this book! I might have to put it on my TBR pile now!!

    Thanks for sharing!! :D

  3. I'd like to read how the author swung this plot. An angel and the Devil? He is the Lord of Lies so how can she trust him?

    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/01/20/teaser-tuesdays-98-in-too-deep/

  4. So glad you have the sequel at the ready. Sometimes I horde my favorite authors books until I get them all at once and then binge binge binge. I believe you recommended this one to me, I made sure to add it!! Great teasers.

  5. Oooh... love the sound of this one Marilyn... who would make Lucifer a bit nicer... He wants to try! Awesome tease!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  6. *jumps up and down* Marilyn, I can't tell you how happy *does happy dance* I am that you loved Extinguish. I'm a huge fan of angel stories myself and I picked up this series during my final binge of one-clicking in December. Now I.CAN'T.WAIT to read it!! *squee*

    And those teasers are fantastic!!