Jan 7, 2013

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Welcome to the Crave the Darkness Blurb Blitz! (plus giveaway)

We interrupt today’s regular scheduled programming to bring you something super fun and extra exciting…

Hello one and all.  Welcome to the first installment of the Crave the Darkness Blurb Blitz!  *throws confetti*


Crave the Darkness is the third book in Amanda Bonilla’s Shaede Assassin series which will be hitting shelves on March 5th 2013.  Let me tell you guys, I have already read it and it was fantastic.  As soon as it was announced, I’d placed it on my most anticipated releases of 2013 list and the series has lived on my favorites list pretty much since I cracked open book one.  It is such an inventive series filled with strong storylines and really well written characters.

Crave the Darkness takes place a few months after Blood Before Sunrise ends.  Here is a super quick rundown of what you will find in the book – as well as some questions to have you wondering and wanting the book like, yesterday:

  • Darian is heartbroken and boy do you feel for her.  How is she dealing / How many bottles of beer on the wall???
  • Xander still wants Darian.  Will he have her / Will it be h.o.t???
  • Ty…with another woman!  What’s with that???
  • The villain is creepy/evil.  No question to go with that one.  I just I’d let you all know.
  • Someone is pregnant and needs to be guarded.  Who and why???
  • There is a very sad scene in this book.  Very sad.  What made Julie sob???

All that and more!

As I said, it’s an awesome book.  Now I have given you little glimpses into the book but here is a bigger one.  Without further ado, the first blurb in the Crave the Darkness Blurb Blitz!

Xander pivoted on a heel and changed his course for my bed. I instinctively reached for another knife before I noticed the gleam in his eyes. Butterscotch flecks glowed in molten caramel depths. He was hoping I’d throw again. It always made my day to keep Xander from getting what he wanted, and so I sheathed the knife and tucked the belt back under my pillow. I wasn’t in the mood to play his games.

“I could have left your fate in Amelia’s hands,” his tone dripped with reproof, “but you are my employee. Paid on retainer, if I’m not mistaken. And I have a job for you. I couldn’t have the PNT detaining you when you have work to do. So, my darling, whether you want to admit it or not, you owe me for convincing the council to drop the charges against you.”

“Screw you, Your Highness.” I lounged back in bed, and pulled the covers up nice and cozy. “You can show yourself out the way you came in, because frankly, I’m not interested in doing anything for you, and I’m not moving any time soon.”

Xander bent toward me, and I reached for my knives. I drew one of the blades from the holster—which, honestly, wasn’t long enough to do any real damage—determined to send him on his way. I may have been out of my mind to threaten a king with a weapon, but hell, I’d thrown three of the knives at him when he arrived. What’s one more offense?

I didn’t have my usual oomph to lend credibility to the act. Instead, I sort of held the knife out in front of me, my elbow drawn in like I had no idea how to use the thing. Fact was, I had no interest in picking a fight with Xander. I just wanted him to leave me alone so I could continue to wallow in self- pity, undisturbed.

“You look like a frightened girl, holding that knife,” Xan­der said. His voice was like expensive velvet: rich and luxuri­ous. It’s his most winsome quality in my opinion. I could only imagine how many women had gladly dropped on their backs from nothing more than a few words.

Not this girl, though. “Get out,” I said, fighting to keep my voice from quavering.

He smiled. “No.”

Love that scene!  I am so glad Amanda decided to share that one with you.

So here’s how this Blurb Blitz is going to work.  You will be able to find a different blurb/excerpt every day from today until January 14th.  That’s right!  You will be able to catch exclusive sneak peaks every day for 8 days!  Now they won’t all be here…  Tomorrow’s blurb will be over at Smitten with Bad Boy Heroes then Wednesday the blurb will be someplace different!  Here’s the schedule:

Jan 7th – Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks – That’s me!
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

But wait! There’s more!  There will be a giveaway at each stop!  Yes, you read right.  At EACH stop!  If you are new to the series or are not completly caught up yet, be sure you stop by The Bookaholic Cat on Wednesday, January 9th because her giveaway is perfect for you.  She will be giving away book one, Shaedes of Gray, or book two, Blood Before Sunrise, or a pre-order of book three.  Winners choice.  AND her giveaway will be open to wherever The Book Depository ships!

As for the rest of us, we are giving away an ARC of Crave the Darkness!  That’s right.  Today and 7 other days, you can enter to win an advanced copy of Crave the Darkness by the amazing Amanda Bonilla.

How can you enter to win the ARC today?  Just leave a comment below and that’s it!  Comment must be left by Tuesday January 15th 11:59pm EST and the ARC giveaway is open to Canada / US.

Thank you so much to Amanda and to Signet for not only offering the fantastic prizes but also for sharing all of these exclusive excerpts.  Good luck to everyone who enters and really honestly, if you are a fan of urban fantasy, be sure you check out Amanda’s Shaede Assassin series.  Totally worth it.

(FYI, my weekly Question will post tomorrow :))


Here’s where you can pre-order Crave the Darkness
The Book Depository

Here’s where you can find Amanda –

  1. LOVE Crave the Darkness!! Amanda Bonilla did a phenomenal job.

  2. Rebecca Mills says:

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway. I truly would love to read this story. Sounds like my kind of book Thank you shihtzushappens@gmail.com

  3. Lina Peterson says:

    I totally love this series!!! I can’t wait for this book to be released!

  4. miriam roman says:

    wow im not sure how i missed this series but i will be getting them soon. what a great excerpt and i loved the cover!

  5. marie chamberlain says:

    I wanna read it!

  6. Kami Bryant says:

    That does sound like a really great book. I would love to win it.

  7. Ooooh… I love the other books so looking forward to this book! Would love to win it!

  8. Well somehow I’ve missed this series…now I can’t wait to catch up! Sounds like one to put on my must read soon list 🙂

  9. Krysten M says:

    This is going to be good 🙂

  10. This sounds AWESOME!! Can’t wait!

  11. I loved this excerpt. Thank you.

  12. this is just what i have been looking for I am so exited about this series. Thank you for the opportunity to escape into another world and leave my problems behind for awhile

  13. I’d LOVE to win an advanced copy of this book! I’m currently re-reading the first two and the first novella before Tyler’s novella comes out next month and I’m dying to know what happens next!!! This series has such unique characters, a nice change for people who read a lot of paranormal. All of your readers should check it out!

  14. Gotta say, I do love me some Shaede Assasin! Anyone who hasn’t read these books should really check them out! (And I’ve already got a copy of this, so no need to enter me in the contest)

  15. Vanessa R says:

    I can’t wait!!!! Two months is so long when waiting for a good book! I love this series!! 🙂

  16. Sounds like an awesome series, thanks for the giveaway!

  17. I would love to try it!!! Thanks for the opportunity, the contest and the blurb!

  18. I LOVE a kick-ass character and she sure sounds like one! I haven’t read these books and would love the chance to start. Thank you for sharing this excerpt, it worked!

  19. Elizabeth H. says:

    Thanks for sharing the excerpt and for the chance to win!

    ehaney578 at AOL dot com

  20. Barbara Elness says:

    I still have to read Blood Before Sunrise and now Crave the Darkness is getting ready to come out? I better get right on that because I absolutely loved Shaedes of Gray. 😀

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  21. Connie Davis says:

    Amanda, I am so excited for your third book to be released. I loved the 1st two and am anxiously awaiting to read about the new adventures of Darian. There are going to be some wonderful twists and turns, I can feel it.

  22. I can’t wait for the next installment in this series! I love it. I hope that Xander and Darian’s relationship grows. I’m secretly rooting for them as a couple. Thanks Amanda for this great series!

  23. Lisa Gullick says:

    I have been counting down till the release of this next book! More excited now after sneak peak! It would be even more exciting to read it early, hint, hint, lol

  24. I would LOVE to win this book! I have the first 2 and this would complete my set! 🙂

  25. Deanna Postell says:

    I absolutely love this series. I can’t wait for the novella and then Crave the Darkness. I would be thrilled to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

  26. I sooo want to read this one!! LOVE this series!!!


  27. Northwoman says:

    This would be cool to win. I am so sad for Ty and kind of pissed at Darian. It sounds like it is going to be angsty. And I am so not attracted to Xander. Thanks for the blurb and giveaway.

  28. Linda Levine says:

    I would love to check out the series.

  29. Thank you for sharing and hosting such an awesome book! I’m a huge fan of this series and I’m *dyiing* for this next book 🙂

  30. Diana Evangelista says:

    Amazing scene! I can’t wait!!

  31. Sounds like a awesome book!!!!!

  32. Nice post.

  33. OMG!! I want to win I want to win!!! I love this series…. I need this book .. Can’t wait til march!

  34. I didn’t get well into the first book but, because I read so many awesome reviews about the others books in the series, I might try it again soon.

    *I didn’t enter the giveaway though living in France. 😉

  35. Hi

    I love this series and I am looking forward to more!

    Thanks for the chance

  36. Texas Book Lover says:

    This series sounds fantastic…I need to start it right away!

    Thanks so much!

  37. I just got the first book in the mail a few days ago, so winning the third would make me read it all the faster 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!
    auriansbooks at gmail dot com

  38. Kerry Amburgy-Dickson says:

    certainly sounds interesting.


  39. Absolutely love Amanda!!! She is very talented and writes with an incredibly sassy, sexy & kick-ass voice. Can’t wait to read this one. 🙂

  40. Sounds great. Cant wait to read it.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  41. I would love to win this book! A new series to read.

  42. karen wiggins says:

    First of all the title caught my attention. Always interested in finding new authors to follow and seems like this is another good one

  43. The first 2 books were amazing and looking forward to the third book to see how the relationship is going!

  44. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  45. Loved the first two….so want to read this one!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Stacey Marin says:

    I would loooove to read this book!!!

  47. Christina says:

    I love this series; it absolutely one of my favs! I don’t know who I like better–Tyler or Xander. Can’t Darian have both?

  48. So looking forward to the read 🙂 Thank you for spotlighting the tour and sharing the fun.

  49. Janie McGaugh says:

    The book sounds great; thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Janie McGaugh says:

    Haven’t read any of Amanda’s books, yet, but this sounds good!

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