Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Giveaway: Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl & Dracula, My Love by Syrie James

So I decided to combine the YA & Adult Giveaway, though the books are only tied together by the fact that they're paranormal romance.  Here are their summaries:

Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.
Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

Dracula, My Love by Syrie James

Many have read and loved Bram Stoker’s Dracula. But questions remain. What is the true story of Dracula’s origin? What if Mina could not bring herself to record the true story of their scandalous affair—until now?

In Dracula, My Love: The Secret Journals of Mina Harker, Syrie James explores these questions and more. A vibrant dramatization, told from Mina’s point of view, brings to life the crucial parts of Stoker’s story while showcasing Mina’s sexual awakening and evolution as a woman, and revealing a secret that could destroy her life. Torn between two men—a loving husband and a dangerous lover—Mina struggles to hang on to the deep love she’s found within her marriage, even as she is inexorably drawn to Dracula himself—the vampire that everyone she knows is determined to destroy.

Even though Beautiful Darkness is book 2 in the Caster Chronicles, I think that it's easy to pick up and that if you've wanted to catch up on the series, now is a good time.  The third book, Beautiful Chaos, comes out October 18th.  Dracula, My Love was also an entertaining spin on the classic; I especially loved what Syrie James did at the end & hope you will too.


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+Giveaway ends May 26th, 2011, a month from now.
+Open to internationals also.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting!! :D
    I've been wanting to read Beautiful Creatures for a super long time! :P


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