Jennifer and Christopher Martucci

Biography

Jennifer and Christopher Martucci hoped that their life plan had changed radically in early 2010. To date, the jury is still out. But late one night, in January of 2010, the stay-at-home mom of three girls under the age of six had just picked up the last doll from the playroom floor and placed it in a bin when her husband startled her by declaring, “We should write a book, together!” Wearied from a day of shuttling the children to and from school, preschool and Daisy Scouts, laundry, cooking and cleaning, Jennifer simply stared blankly at her husband of fifteen years. After all, the idea of writing a book had been an individual dream each of them had possessed for much of their young adult lives. Both had written separately in their teens and early twenties, but without much success. They would write a dozen chapters here and there only to find that either the plot would fall apart, or characters would lose their zest, or the story would just fall flat. Christopher had always preferred penning science-fiction stories filled with monsters and diabolical villains, while Jennifer had favored venting personal experiences or writing about romance. Inevitably though, frustration and day-to-day life had placed writing on the back burner and for several years, each had pursued alternate (paying) careers. But the dream had never died. And Christopher suggested that their dream ought to be removed from the back burner for further examination. When he proposed that they author a book together on that cold January night, Jennifer was hesitant to reject the idea outright. His proposal sparked a discussion, and the discussion lasted deep into the night. By morning, the idea for the Dark Creations series was born.
The Dark Creations series, as well as the Arianna Rose series, are works that were written while Jennifer and Christopher continued about with their daily activities and raised their young children. They changed diapers, potty trained and went to story time at the local library between chapter outlines and served as room parents while fleshing out each section. Life simply continued. And in some ways, their everyday lives were reflected in the characters of each series.
As the story line continues to evolve, so too does the Martucci collaboration. Lunches are still packed, noses are still wiped and time remains a rare and precious commodity in their household, but it is the sound of happy chaos that is the true background music of their writing. They hope that their work, though penned for a young adult audience, will be appreciated by the young of every age, and that all enjoy reading it as much as they enjoyed writing it.

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Books

Dark Reality 7-Book Boxed Set
Price: Free! Words: 392,420. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
The Dark Reality Boxed set is a compilation of work by authors Jennifer and Christopher Martucci. It includes Planet Urth (Book 1), Arianna Rose (Part 1), Arianna Rose (Part 2), Arianna Rose: The Gathering (Part 3), Dark Creations: Gabriel Rising (Part 1), Dark Creations: Gabriel Rising (Part 2), and Dark Creations: Resurrection (Part 3).
Planet Urth: The Fate of Urth (Book 5)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,160. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Avery and her companions are faced with a new enemy more deadly than anything they’ve ever encountered, danger so deadly it threatens to destroy everything they’ve worked for and everyone they love. Will humankind be doomed to extinction once and for all? Find out in this heart-pumping final installment of the Planet Urth series.
Planet Urth: The Rise of Azlyn (Book 4)
Series: Planet Urth, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,730. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
After winning the battle at the underground city, Avery and her soldiers have waged war against Urthmen. But word that the King has dispatched his army changes everything. She and her people must scramble to find a stronghold, a task that’s seemingly impossible.
Planet Urth: The Underground City (Book 3)
Series: Planet Urth, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,040. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Avery, June and their friends are being hunted. They need to find fuel so that they can travel across the country to the underground city, to a place where humans live safely, free from the terrors above ground. But once they make it there, will it be the idyllic paradise they imagine it to be or will it be worse than the current nightmare in which they live?
Dark Creations Boxed Set (Books 1-3)
Price: Free! Words: 167,880. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The Dark Creations Series Boxed Set combines the first three books in the six-book Dark Creations series.
Arianna Rose: The Gates of Hell (Part 5)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,520. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Time is running out. The countdown to the end of days has commenced. Portals between hell and earth are being opened. Evil has begun to roam the planet. And only one person can stop it before humanity is claimed by the underworld. Will Arianna make it in time to stop the final gate from opening? Or will the veil between hell and earth be stripped away?
Planet Urth: The Savage Lands (Book 2)
Series: Planet Urth, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,020. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
After fleeing the only refuge she’s known for much of her life, Avery, along with her sister June and new friends, Will, Oliver and Riley forge through the forest to uncharted territory in search of a better life, in search of other survivors. But Avery soon learns that life beyond the woods is far worse than she ever imagined.
Planet Urth (Book 1)
Series: Planet Urth, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 49,650. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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More than two hundred years into the future, human beings are an endangered species. The planet has been battered by war, its inhabitants plagued by disease and death. Few survived and remained unaffected. Seventeen year-old Avery is alive and unchanged. She has lived on the run for much of her life, in terror. Forced to hide deep in the forest, Avery and her sister are constantly hunted.
Arianna Rose: The Arrival (Part 3)
Series: Arianna Rose, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,410. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Arianna Rose is a woman marked for death. Evil conspires against her, hunts her, always on her heels, and threatening everyone she cares for. But she never guessed it would strike from within.In this electrifying fourth installment of the Arianna Rose series, relationships will be tested, bonds will be broken and a force more vile than the world has ever seen is unleashed.
Arianna Rose: The Gathering (Part 2)
Series: Arianna Rose, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,300. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Reeling from loss and the sudden appearance of her supernatural powers, Arianna Rose is drawn to a new town and sets about starting over. She quickly learns, however, that peace has no place in her life, and that the town she’s moved to is the center of an evil uprising so great, it it threatens the very fabric of her existence.
Arianna Rose: The Awakening (Part 2)
Series: Arianna Rose, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,060. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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Overwhelmed by her powers and the discovery of what she is, Arianna Rose struggles to retain normalcy in her day-to-day life. But dark forces conspire against her, and make plain that a normal life is a luxury she will never be afforded. Arianna struggles to protect those closest to her from the evil closing in around her.
Arianna Rose (Part 1)
Series: Arianna Rose, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,410. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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Arianna Rose was never like other girls her age. She always knew she was different. But shortly after moving to a new town and starting a new school, she realizes her differences are far greater than she originally imagined. Suddenly empowered with seemingly supernatural abilities, Arianna struggles to discover the meaning behind their abrupt appearance.

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