Saturday, March 22, 2014

Book Review: Taming Darkness by Kat Daemon





Hey there, friends! Today I’m sharing my review of Taming Darkness by the lovely Kat Daemon. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, well then… fix that. Now. If you like angels and demons and stories about the struggle between good and evil, you WILL like this unique story.


First off, this book was nothing like I thought it would be. It was the most wonderful kind of surprise. The let’s-get-the-villain’s-side-of-the-story trope is something I’ve seen a lot of in recent years and I tend to like those kinds of stories. It can be interesting to see something we’re familiar with told from another point of view. But let’s be honest, there are only so many ways to do this before it gets to be run-of-the-mill dull. Even still… I kind of like it when the bad guy is humanized and we get to feel for him (as is usually the case with these stories). So, OF COURSE I was dying to read Taming Darkness. A story written from the devil’s point of view? Shhhhyeah. I’m in. Please, tell me how the poor widdle guy was wronged and he really isn’t as bad as they all make him out to be. I like good fiction, what can I say!


But oh no, that’s not quite how things played out. The Devil is bad y’all. And the author doesn’t shy away from that. You will cringe at Luc’s antics. He lies, cheats, hates, manipulates. He falls in LOVE. Yeah, I’m serious. With a nun-to-be. Maria, a woman who has dedicated her life to serving God. But here’s the best part (in my opinion, at least), since the story is written from Luc’s point of view, we get to see the ultimate struggle between good and evil FIRSTHAND as he deals with the moral dilemma of falling in love with a servant of his mortal enemy. It’s a terribly unconventional love story but as we all know, those make for some of the best feels.


Taming Darkness is not only a great premise, it’s beautifully written. Rich descriptions, snarky inner monologue, and characters that you want to both hug and hate make for a captivating read. I can’t wait to continue the series!  


Five Fabulous Stars!

Amazon

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Midnight Society Launches TODAY!

With all hub-bub of the FATAL release tour, you might have missed that one itty bitty time when I mentioned a brand spankin' new young adult/new adult horror lit blog I was going to be taking part in. It's a shame because YOU GUYS... it is going to ROCK.


If you're a lover of all thing creepy, spooky, slithery, and haunty, you definitely want to check out The Midnight Society!


It is comprised of nine horror-loving writers/bloggers that will keep you on your toes... or hiding under your covers with a flashlight. Either way, there are so many chillz to be had!


The Midnight Society consists of:
Jolene Haley
Amy Giuffrida
T.A. Brock
Kira Butler
Faith McKay
Nicole River
Jessi Shakarian
Cait Stuff


Find them on:
Twitter
Facebook
Pinterest

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Taming Darkness Tour Stop

I'm excited to be participating in the blog tour for Taming Darkness by Kat Daemon! Today she's taking over my blog and let me tell ya, she's bringing along a suuuuuuper interesting guest. You guys are going to love this.


I am thrilled to be here doing an interview with my all time favorite member of the Fallen.   I’ve known Lucas Starr for close to seven years now, and he was kind enough to drop by my writing room today for a fun Q&A. Read on to discover what Lucas looks for in a woman, his hidden musical talent and what we all want to know: Boxers or briefs?


Kat: Lucas, I know that you are very busy, and therefore I am so happy that you agreed to this interview.


Lucas: Oh Kat, let’s be honest here, I am not that busy. In fact I’d say I am pretty much at your command, my dear.


Kat: I’ll pretend that’s true. Okay, moving on. We know your past, fall from grace and all that. I’d like to give readers an opportunity to meet you. The real you. Feel like being honest with me?


Lucas: I always am. Fire away.


Kat: Well you seem to enjoy what others would view as “human traits”: eating, drinking, sex and even the movies. Has time on earth softened you?


Lucas: Do you know how much fun angels have? None. Nothing. To experience a second of pleasure, means that as an angel you have thought of yourself, and not the humans that you are bound to serve. So yes, I enjoy what my once brethren cannot. I allow my tongue to salivate at the flavors of the flesh and know that with every indulgence I am experiencing more than they can ever imagine. Is that soft? I’d say it’s learning to bend my earthly sentence to better suit my needs.


Kat: What’s your favorite type of music?


Lucas: I have rather eclectic taste. I love the opera. It helps to dull my senses, and demon senses are very heightened, so that is saying something. I also really love Alternative and Punk Rock, I happen to play a mean electric guitar, you should swing by the lair sometime and I’ll give you a private concert. You do have the address, after all.

Kat: Let’s just focus on the questions! Favorite time period in history.


Lucas: Tough! I really did relish in the dark ages, the torture methods were so creative. No one really places any value on that kind of technique anymore. Pity.

Kat: Here’s one for the ladies... excluding Maria from this description, what do you look for in a woman? 


Lucas: I could never narrow it down to one type. Woman are the most delectable creatures. Each one so unique. It’s like choosing to only gaze at one piece of fine art for the rest of your life. What can I say? Somedays I feel like a Botticelli, other days a Degas. So many choices, and I do try to get acquainted with as many styles of art as possible.


Kat: You’re having a dinner party. You can invite five guests, dead or alive. Who do you invite and why?


Lucas: Marilyn Monroe to sit beside me as my very personal guest--we have a history, and let’s just say the reason so many of her marriages ended in turmoil was that none of her suitors compared to me. Gandhi, I’d like to torment him with all the food he would try to refuse. Edgar Allan Poe, I would love to slip that guy some mood enhancers and see where the party takes us. Can I invite Mother Nature? That chick fascinates me.... And finally, the archangel Michael, but only if we can use him as a celestial pinata. Can’t you picture it? Every time you’d whack him, sparkly feathers would fly.


Kat: Oh Luc! I should have known! Alright, let’s wrap things up with a fast five!


Lucas: Shoot!


 
Favorite color: Red


Favorite drink: Bourbon


Favorite city: Manhattan


Boxers or briefs: Wicked! Boxer briefs. Black.


Favorite book: That’s easy, Taming Darkness, my love!


Ah, Luc. He is a zesty fella. My full review will be posted tomorrow but let me give you a sneak peak... FIVE HEAVENLY STARS.
 
Add Taming Darkness to your Goodreads.
Purchase Taming Darkness: Amazon
Follow Kat on Twitter: @KatDaemon
Check out Kat's blog

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Happy Book Birthday to MEEEEE!!!


The day has finally come! Today is FATAL’s book birthday!

I had so many things I wanted to say but now that we’re here, I’m just sort of like this…

 

I want to celebrate

Flail

Vomit

Jump

Scream

Dance

Barf

Shout it from the rooftops

Hide in a corner

Toss my cookies

Run a marathon

Sleep for a week

But most of all I’m SUPER thankful. Fatal has come a long ways since it was first thrown into the world last February. It’s grown into something I’m really proud of. And now it’s time to share my book baby with the world!


 

Add FATAL to your Goodreads shelf here

Purchase your copy of FATAL: Amazon~ B&N

Enter the release tour giveaway here to win an ebook and cool Fatal swag!
Stay tuned for more release day FUN!


Lyrics to live by:
I'm walking on sunshine, whoa-oa-oa.
And don't it feel good!

 


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Happy Book Birthday!!! TAMING DARKNESS by Kat Daemon

TAMING DARKNESS by my good friend, Kat Daemon, is born into this world today!!! If you like paranormal stories or angel stories or stories in general, you will LOVE Taming Darkness. My full review will post on my stop on the blog tour (March 15th!) along with a special guest interview! You don't want to miss this.

Here's a schedule of the Taming Darkness blog tour.

Quick! Go add it to your Goodreads!