Sunday, February 7, 2016

Greta and the Lost Army by Chloe Jacobs - Excerpt & Giveaway

An Evolution of Reading
by Chloe Jacobs

When I was a kid, young adult books weren’t what they are today. I know that makes it sound like I’m 80 years old or something, but it’s true. And it wasn’t THAT long ago. The options for young kids weren’t bad. I remember reading fantastic books as a small child, like Where the Wild Things Are and Corduroy Bear.

But as I got older, the choices for readers entering that angsty, teenage stage started to get less whimsical and fantastic, and more preachy and trivial. There was Nancy Drew, which was mostly fun and good, but lacked depth and true character conflict, and although Sweet Valley High had a lot of the teenage angst I was looking for, it felt so trivial and sugary that I couldn’t read more than a couple of them.

And so by the time I was twelve, I moved away from books that were supposed to be for my own age, and started reading everything else I could get my hands on. My first Stephen King book was Firestarter, the story about a girl who starts fires with her mind, on the run from the evil government agency trying to capture her and figure out what makes her tick. Then I read King’s Dark Tower books, which is still one of my favourite epic fantasy sagas.

The Stephen King phase lasted a while. I pretty much went through everything there was to read from him.

But I loved reading so much and I was constantly trying to find more. I went from horror to historicals after discovering M.M. Kaye’s The Far Pavillions and Shadow of the Moon, a sweeping romance which takes place in historical India.  

And once I started reading historicals, I was swept away by romance. I started with  my mother’s Johanna Lindsay books and devoured Teresa Medeiros, Julie Garwood, and Christina Dodd.

Reading opened up a fantastic world for me, from a very young age. I’m grateful every day for all of the authors who helped to shape me into the reader I am today. I still love to read in a variety of genres, but I have a fondness for those dark stories, those fantasies, and those romances. I think that’s also why I am the WRITER that I am today.

Greta and the Goblin King
Mylena Chronicles #1

Chloe Jacobs

Published December 11th, 2012 
Published by Entangled Teen
279 Pages
Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy

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While trying to save her brother from a witch’s fire four years ago, Greta was thrown in herself, falling through a portal to Mylena, a dangerous world where humans are the enemy and every ogre, ghoul, and goblin has a dark side that comes out with the eclipse. To survive, Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she’s good at what she does. So good, she’s caught the attention of Mylena’s young goblin king, the darkly enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her will to escape. But Greta’s not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. An ancient evil knows she’s the key to opening the portal, and with the next eclipse mere days away, every bloodthirsty creature in the realm is after her—including Isaac. If Greta fails, she and the lost boys of Mylena will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back…

greta and the glass kingdomGreta and the Glass Kingdom
Mylena Chronicles #2

Chloe Jacobs

Published February 9th, 2015
Published by Entangled Teen
320 Pages
Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy

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Once upon a dark time…

Greta the human bounty hunter never quite fit into the shadowed, icy world of Mylena. Yet she’s managed to defeat the demon Agramon and win the love of the darkly intense Goblin King, Isaac. Now Isaac wants her to rule by his side—a human queen. And the very announcement is enough to incite rebellion… To make matters worse, defeating Agramon left Greta tainted with a dark magick. Its unclean power threatens to destroy her and everything she loves. With the Goblin King’s life and the very peace of Mylena at stake, Greta must find a cure and fast. Her only hope lies with the strange, elusive faeries in the Glass Kingdom…if she can get there before the evil within her destroys everything.

greta-and-the-lost-army-1600x2400 (1)Greta and the Lost Army
Mylena Chronicles #3

Chloe Jacobs

Published on February 1st, 2016 
Published by Entangled Teen
Genre: YA paranormal/Fantasy

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After spending the last four years trapped in a place of monsters, demons, and magick, the last thing the fierce teenage bounty hunter Greta expected was to ever be back on Earth. But a rare opportunity gives her and the Goblin King Isaac the opportunity to do just that. Now she’s home. With a boy in tow. And her parents have lots of questions. Although Greta finally has her heart’s deepest wish—to see her family again—every step she takes to reconnect with them drives her further away from Isaac. Greta and Isaac planned for her to return to Mylena and become his queen, but she’s not sure if she can go back to that harsh world, though staying on Earth means giving up the boy she loves. But a powerful enemy refuses to let Greta escape. A demon who will stop at nothing to destroy her and everything she loves. Even if it means following her to Earth and forcing her to face a fate as unavoidable as love itself.

chloe jacobsAbout the Author: Chloe Jacobs is a native of nowhere and everywhere, having jumped around to practically every Province of Canada before finally settling in Ontario where she has now been living for a respectable number of years. Her husband and son are the two best people in the entire world, but they also make her wish she’d at least gotten a female cat. No such luck. And although the day job keeps her busy, she carves out as much time as possible to write. Bringing new characters to life and finding out what makes them tick and how badly she can make them suffer is one of her greatest pleasures, almost better than chocolate and fuzzy pink bunny slippers.

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Read below for an excerpt from Greta and the Lost Army:
The streetlamps cast soft cones of light on the sidewalks all the way through the neighborhood. Greta pointed things out as she remembered them. “That’s where my friend Danielle used to live. I guess she probably still lives there.”
“Are you looking forward to seeing her again?”
She nodded. “And if I remember correctly, she’s more hyper than a Mylean berserker—only less ripping and tearing, and more frenzied hugging and constant talking.”
The rumble of his amused chuckle made her grin. He squeezed her hand. She looked up at him, and it hit her. “You know, this is kind of like a date,” she said, tingles of awareness dancing up her spine.
His smile was crooked, and his eyes warm as he laid his arm across her shoulders, making her feel like he would rather be here with her right now than anywhere else. It probably wasn’t true. They were both too worried about Mylena for it to ever leave their minds completely, but maybe one day it would be true.
“What would be the purpose of a date?” There was such a thing as courtship in Mylena, but she and Isaac had pretty much bypassed anything resembling normal…in both worlds.
What if she was wrong and the portal didn’t open again? What if they stayed here? There could be more nights just like this, and eventually maybe they would get a place of their own and… “You know, so a couple can get to know one another and decide if they like each other.”
“But we already know we like each other.” When they were alone like this and his voice softened because he trusted her enough to let down his guard, it did crazy things to her. Like popping candy hitting her bloodstream. “Even more important, we know that we fit together. In battle together, or planning for Mylena’s future, even while arguing…and definitely when I kiss you…nobody fits me like you do.”

  The Giveaway:

Winner’s choice of $5 Amazon Gift Card or a print or eBook copy of Greta and the Goblin King or Greta and the Glass Kingdom. As well as notebook, a pen with the words "Dream bigger darling," and Hammond's candy.

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  1. Thanks so much for joining the Greta and the Lost Army blog tour, Kimber!


  2. I think the only other retelling book that I read so far is Cinder also. I really enjoyed it. I have several on my TBR list that I am wanting to read!!

    1. I love retellings. Starla Huchton writes some great ones.


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