Saturday, August 31, 2013

Cover Reveal: Darkness Watching by Emma L. Adams

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Darkness Watching by Emma L. Adams
Series: Darkworld #1
Publication date: October 10th, 2013
Genre: New Adult / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
Cover Design: Curiosity Quill Press

Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn is one interview away from her future when she first sees the demons. She thinks she's losing her mind, but the truth is far more frightening: she can see into the Darkworld, the home of spirits--and the darkness is staring back.

Desperate to escape the demons, Ash accepts a place at a university in the small town of Blackstone, in the middle of nowhere--little knowing that it isn't coincidence that led her there but the pull of the Venantium, the sorcerers who maintain the barrier keeping demons from crossing from the Darkworld into our own world.

All-night parties, new friendships and a life without rules or limits are all part of the package of student life--but demons still stalk Ash, and their interest in her has attracted the attention of every sorcerer in the area. Ash is soon caught between her new life and a group of other students with a connection to the Darkworld, who could offer the answers she's looking for. The demons want something from her, and someone is determined to kill her before she can find out what it is.

In a world where darkness lurks beneath the surface, not everyone is what they appear to be...

Whoooa, the purple cat eyes are spooky. I think I like it. But the necklace doesn't look like it's actually on the model's neck. Looks a bit too photoshopped, which is ironic since I like the photoshopped cat eyes. Eh, who am I to judge, I am just one book reviewer in a world of hundreds of thousands. The synopsis sounds original and interesting. It is definitely something I would read if given the opportunity.

About the Author:
Emma spent her childhood creating imaginary worlds to compensate for a disappointingly average reality, so it was probably inevitable that she ended up writing fantasy and paranormal for young adults. She was born in Birmingham, UK, when she fled at the first opportunity to study English Literature at Lancaster University. In her three years at Lancaster, she hiked up mountains, skydived in Australia, and endured a traumatic episode involving a swarm of bees in the Costa Rican jungle. She also wrote various novels and short stories. These included her first publication, a rather bleak dystopian piece, and a disturbing story about a homicidal duck (which she hopes will never see the light of day).

Now a reluctant graduate, she can usually be found in front of her writing desk, creating weird and wonderful alternative worlds. Her debut novel The Puppet Spell, published in 2013 by Rowanvale Books, is a fantasy tale of young adults and the young at heart, inspired by her lifelong love of the fantastical, mythology, and video games. Emma also wrote supernatural fantasy novels for older teens and adults. Her next book, Darkness Watching, is the first in the upper-YA/New Adult Darkworld series, and will be published in September 2013 by Curiosity Quill Press.

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Ladybug Loot/Book Haul (17)

Normally I don't do book haul videos when I have an excessive amount of books because I tend to ramble. I am a rambler. I am proud of this fact, so no need to reassure me that I am not. :) So, watch my video if you wish to see my new books in living color as well as hear a bit of my rambling. What can I say? Books excite me. :)

Review Books

Thief's Covenant by Ari Marmell (Widdershins Adventures #1) - Goodreads / Amazon (provided for review by Lisa @ PYR Publishing)
False Covenant by Ari Marmell (Widdershins Adventures #2) - Goodreads / Amazon (provided for review by Lisa @ PYR Publishing)
Planesrunner by Ian McDonald (Everness #1) - Goodreads / Amazon (provided for review by Lisa @ PYR Publishing)
Be My Enemy by Ian McDonald (Everness #2) - Goodreads / Amazon (provided for review by Lisa @ PYR Publishing)
Antigoddess by Kendare Blake (Goddess War #1) - Goodreads / Amazon (provided by for review by Tor Teen)

Books Won

False Sight by Dan Krokos (False Memory #2) - Goodreads / Amazon (won from Heather @ Bewitched Bookworms)
Love Square by Jessica Ingro (Love Square #1) - Goodreads / Amazon (won from the author)

Books Bought

Blue is for Nightmares by Laurie Faria Stolarz (Blue is for Nightmares #1) - Goodreads / Amazon
Suck It Up by Brian Meehl (Suck It Up #1) - Goodreads / Amazon
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley (Damar #1) - Goodreads / Amazon
Trickster's Choice by Tamora Pierce (Daughter of the Lioness #1) - Goodreads / Amazon
ARC of Cain's Blood by Geoffrey Girard - Goodreads / Amazon
ARC of Project Cain by Geoffrey Girard - Goodreads / Amazon
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen - Goodreads / Amazon
The Hiding Place by David Bell - Goodreads / Amazon
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Ascendance Trilogy #1) - Goodreads / Amazon
Sugar and Spice by Lauren Conrad (L.A. Candy #3) - Goodreads / Amazon
Accidentally Demonic by Dakota Cassidy (Accidentally Friends #4) - Goodreads / Amazon
Tempest's Legacy by Nicole Peeler (Jane True #3) - Goodreads / Amazon
A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole (Immortals After Dark #2) - Goodreads / Amazon
Dark Prince by Christine Feehan (Dark Carpathians #1) - Goodreads / Amazon
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1) - Goodreads / Amazon
Atlantis Redeemed by Alyssa Day (Warriors of Poseidon #5) - Goodreads / Amazon
Beg for Mercy by Toni Andrews (Mercy Hollings #1) - Goodreads / Amazon

NetGalley (for Review)

Lash by L.G. Castillo (Broken Angel #1) - Goodreads / Amazon
ARC of Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller - Goodreads / Amazon
ARC of A Wicked Kind of Dark by Jonathan K. Benton - Goodreads / Amazon
ARC of Inhuman by Kat Falls (Fetch #1) - Goodreads / Amazon
Hidden Wings by Cameo Renae (Hidden Wings #1) - Goodreads / Amazon
Five: Out of the Dark by Holli Anderson (Five #1) - Goodreads / Amazon

Edelweiss (for Review)

Circle of Fire by Keri Arthur (Damask Circle #1) - Goodreads / Amazon

Provided by Author/Publisher (for Review)

Breathless by Rose J. Bell - Goodreads / Amazon

Amazon Freebies

Celestial Beginnings by Rebekah Daniels (Nephilim #1) - Goodreads / Amazon
Buried Secrets by Emme Rollins - Goodreads / Amazon
Marked by Kim Richardson (Soul Guardians #1) - Goodreads / Amazon
The Ghost and the Graveyard by Genevieve Jack (Knight Games #1) - Goodreads / Amazon
Enchantress by James Maxwell (Evermen Saga #1) - Goodreads / Amazon
Draykon by Charlotte E. English (Draykon #1) - Goodreads / Amazon
My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis (My Merlin Trilogy #1) - Goodreads / Amazon

Won from Fellow Bloggers/Authors

Antithesis by Kacey Vanderkarr - Goodreads / Amazon (won from Shaz @ Fiction Addiction Book Tours)
Caged by J.A. Belfield (Holloway Pack #3) - Goodreads / Amazon (won from Lolita @ Lola's Reviews)
SEVERED by Dax Varley (A Tale of Sleepy Hollow #1) - Goodreads / Amazon (won from the author on Library Thing)
Switch by Janelle Stalder (New World #1) - Goodreads / Amazon (won from Lolita @ Lola's Reviews)

Thank you to Lisa, Tor Teen, Heather, Jessica, L.G., Bloomsbury USA Children's Books, Odyssey Books, Scholastic, Indie Inked, Curiosity Quills Books, Random House, Rose, Shaz, Lolita, and Dax for all the amazing books that I am DYING to dig into!

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