Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Review: The Darkening by Caris Roane




BLURB:
A tortured warrior and a peace-loving counselor battle to protect Second Earth against a powerful dark force…

He thwarted connection of any kind…
Fearing that his newly emerged grayle power will kill innocent ascenders, Samuel Daman struggles to keep his distance from beautiful Vela Stillwell.  But the breh-hedden has struck and her light floral scent tears at his restraint.  When the enemy draws them both into the darkening, a place of secret travel for Third ascenders, will Samuel learn to control his power, or will he destroy what he desires most?
She hid from grief…

Vela Stillwell wanted a new life, away from Militia Headquarters, away from the reminder of all she’d lost when her husband died five years earlier.  Seeking a more reclusive occupation, she finishes her last day of work only to have Samuel Daman and the infamous breh-hedden sweep through her life.  Though trying to disconnect from her new emerging power and from Samuel, the call of the darkening pulls Vela into an adventure that both terrifies her, yet reveals the truth about her deepest desires.  Will she succumb to the breh-hedden, or will her fears prevent her from living life to the fullest?




BIO:                     
I was ten when I first watched an old movie version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and loved it!  Movies led to books, which led to writing and after a good long while, publishing.  I wrote sweet Regency romance for Kensington for 19 years and recently fell in love with paranormal, although I’ve always had a thing for vampires.  I currently write paranormal romance for St. Martin’s Press but I self-publish as well.  Building an online platform has been an enormous but rewarding challenge.  I think all the changes in publishing will alter how authors approach the business going forward and I for one am thrilled to have so many options. 

Caris Roane has published over fifty Regency romance novels and novellas under the pen name, Valerie King.  In 2005, Romantic Times gave her a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance.  Having had a long-time love affair with vampires, Caris tackled the paranormal genre and built a unique vampire world based on ascending dimensional earths.  Her series is called Guardians of Ascension

Her most recent self-published project, The Blood Rose Novella Series, launched in May of 2012 with the first title:  Embrace the Dark. 

Currently, Caris is working on a new vampire series set to launch in the Fall of 2013:   WARRIORS IN CHAINS with the first novel, BORN IN CHAINS.
Caris lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy.


BRIEF BIO:
Caris Roane has published nine paranormal novels and novellas and writing as Valerie King, fifty Regency works.  In 2005, Romantic Times gave her a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance.  As Caris Roane, she currently writes paranormal romance for St. Martin’s Press and also dabbles in a few self-pubbed projects.  www.carisroane.com 
Caris Roane Links:
     Website
     Blog
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     Goodreads


BUY NOW LINK: Will Be available Feb 14th
·         Amazon
·         B & N
·         Smashwords

Caris Roane "The Darkening" Release Day Party
Join Caris Roane and Vickie Ann in celebrating the launch of THE DARKENING, a long, sensual Guardians of Ascension novella that picks up one month after events in GATES OF RAPTURE! From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM central time on Thursday, 2-14, Caris will be doing random giveaways at this event, so keep an eye out for prizes and help spread the word!!!
Giveaways will include E-Books, Swag, and Amazon Gift Cards.

Book Blurb for The Darkening:
A tortured warrior and a peace-loving counselor battle to protect Second Earth against a powerful dark force…

He thwarted connection of any kind…

Fearing that his newly emerged grayle power will kill innocent ascenders, Samuel Daman struggles to keep his distance from beautiful Vela Stillwell.  But the breh-hedden has struck and her light floral scent tears at his restraint.  When the enemy draws them both into the darkening, a place of secret travel for Third ascenders, will Samuel learn to control his power, or will he destroy what he desires most?
She hid from grief…

Vela Stillwell wanted a new life, away from Militia Headquarters, away from the reminder of all she’d lost when her husband died five years earlier.  Seeking a more reclusive occupation, she finishes her last day of work only to have Samuel Daman and the infamous breh-hedden sweep through her life.  Though trying to disconnect from her new emerging power and from Samuel, the call of the darkening pulls Vela into an adventure that both terrifies her, yet reveals the truth about her deepest desires.  Will she succumb to the breh-hedden, or will her fears prevent her from living life to the fullest?

Don't miss the fun! Invite your friends to join in! And ask Vickie how to get The Darkening for free in exchange for an honest review on Amazon. Vickie@innovativeonlinebooktours.com
Need to catch up? Check out All of The Guardians of Ascension on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/bbyz9kn


Caris Roane Links:
Website: http://carisroane.com/
Blog: http://carisroane.com/journal/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caris.roane?ref=tn_tnmn
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carisroane
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3500801.Caris_Roane


I love a good unique vampire read and I have found a refreshing new take on them in Caris' current series.  This was my first tap into her world and I had no problem jumping in and following the story.  She had quite a few unique twists about her vampires that I loves...especially the way they drink from each other..THAT was just awesome.  This book had a great story-line to it and some awesome world-building considering this story spanned quite a few dimensions.   I personally cannot wait for their fearless queen's story.  I have a thing for outspoken in charge women and she was quite a fascinating character!!  I will be checking out the rest of the series!!  Great Read!!




Everyone who purchases at least 1 of Caris’s previous books, print or e-book, beginning from the date of this post, will receive a free e-copy of "The Darkening"!  Simply email your Proof of Purchase to Caris, tell her that you want your free e-copy of "The Darkening", and she'll send it to you!  Here is her E-mail: carisroane@gmail.com . Caris would love to see your reviews posted on Amazon for the books you purchase and for "The Darkening" once you have a chance to enjoy them.


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1 comment:

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Sounds good! I always love finding new takes on vampires :) And I'm curious about how they take blood from each other now too! I'd seen this one about a bit and had been thinking about it. Will have to grab a copy now :)

~Anna

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