Today I have the pleasure and honour of being among the rare few who get to share an exclusive teaser from Amanda Bonilla’s upcoming book, Crave the Darkness! I’ve been a fan of hers since her debut book, Shaedes of Gray, came out in December 2011 so I’m super psyched to be able to spread the Shaede Assassin love and to hopefully entice other readers to get caught up in the series before March 5 when her third novel comes out.
Amanda Bonilla is a pro at her craft and her incredible writing really shines through in her books; the pacing is fluid, the world-building vast and her characters are larger-than-life. I adored the way that she introduces her heroine Darian to readers! Shaedes of Gray starts off with our gal thinking that she’s the only supernatural on the planet but after years of flying solo she finally learns the truth. Bonilla gradually reveals the secrets of her shaede universe to both her character and her audience and the experience is beyond memorable.
Blood Before Sunrise is complex, fast-paced and the ending is simply heartbreaking. This book showcases Darian at her weakest but as you probably know, adversity breeds strength and the result is outstanding character growth. Ooh, and did I mention that there’s a plethora of yummy men to choose from? 😉
With a new novella AND book on the way now’s the perfect time to jump on the Amanda Bonilla fan-wagon if you’re not already on it! And trust me on this, you WANT to be on it!
| My Review
| My Review
| My Review
Nothing comes easy for Darian. Her heightened powers make her indispensable to the Shaede Nation, but dangerous missions have driven her lover, Tyler, to his breaking point. Darian must salvage their bond, but a new assignment to protect Anya—a fellow Shaede and the first of their kind to become pregnant in centuries—stands in their way.
It doesn’t help that the two Shaedes are longtime rivals and share nothing besides mutual hatred. But when it becomes clear that someone—or something—is bent on destroying the expectant mother and her unborn child, Darian must put her feelings aside and track down Anya’s would-be assassin.
As she probes into Anya’s past, Darian digs up long-buried secrets—and a connection between Tyler and the mission that could destroy everything between them
My god, when had the air become so stifling?
His lush, velvety voice seemed to brush against every nerve ending and I shuddered.
“Intelligent and intriguing.”
I’d heard these compliments before from Xander, but never with such sincerity behind them. I didn’t know what to think. How to feel. Xander reached out to capture a few errant strands of my hair floating on the breeze and smoothed them behind my ear.
“I fall asleep every night wanting you. I wake every morning wanting you. I’m tortured by your nearness, yet if you were to leave, I don’t think I could stand it.”
I took a deep breath, exhaled sharply. Snap out of it! This is Xander, I reminded myself. Master manipulator and shit talker extraordinaire. He’d like nothing more than to parade me half-naked in front of Tyler so he could be seven different kinds of smug about stealing me away from him. I wondered what Xander would think if he knew by getting his hands on me, he’d be getting nothing but Ty’s castoffs. I couldn’t trust anything he said. And still . . . how could I deny the truth reflected in his eyes?
“Xander.” My mouth was almost too dry to speak. “You just want what you can’t have. Your sense of entitlement is going to get you into trouble someday.”
He placed his hands at my waist. The heat from his touch seeped through my clothes, pulsing. Or was that the blood pounding in my veins?
“Oh, it already has.” Xander’s head bent to mine, his mouth hovering, but not yet touching. “But believe me, it’s worth the trouble every time. I always get what I want,” he whispered before closing the distance between us completely.
Eight blogs are each revealing an exclusive teaser from the book and you’ll have eight chances to win an advanced reader copy!
Below is a schedule of the blog stops on this mini tour as well as links to the sites. Enjoy and good luck!
Jan 7th – Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks
Jan 8th – Smitten With Bad Boy Heroes
Jan 9th – The Bookaholic Cat
Jan 10th – Between Dreams & Reality
Jan 11th – Rabid Reads
Jan 12th – Seeing Night Reviews
Jan 13th – Under the Covers Book Blog
Jan 14th – Red Hot Books
[author] [author_image timthumb=’off’]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fEiB3r9E5Rw/Tsqq4qURfoI/AAAAAAAAB1g/O252ZvLFrF4/s471/AmandaBonillaJPG.JPG[/author_image] [author_info]Amanda Bonilla lives in rural Idaho with her husband and two kids. She’s a part-time pet wrangler, a full-time sun worshipper, and only goes out into the cold when coerced. She loves the outdoors, black clothes, pink appliances and thinks junk food should be a recognized food group. In the summer, she can be found sitting by the lake, enjoying the view from her dock.
This is another series I’ve been meaning to read! I have the first two books, but haven’t had the time to read them yet!
@Jamie Well what are you waiting for!? 😉
LOVE that quote!!!
I love love love this excerpt!
Wow, awesome teaser!! For those of you who have not read these books they are fabulous!! I read an insane amount of books and these are among my favorites!!!! Can’t wait!!!!
@Julie I KNOW, right!?
@Melliane Me too!
@Lisa Gullick Love your enthusiasm!
Can’t help it just get all tingly when a favorite author has a new release LOL Thanks for the rabid sharing today and making me smile 🙂
This sounds really good!
I love this series! I’m reading book 2 right now!
@Denise Z Glad to hear that I could make your day a little brighter!
@jmcgaugh That’s because it IS!
@Stéphanie It’s super great! I look forward to your review.
I love the first 2 books!
Sounds like a great read!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
Thanks for the great giveaway!!