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THE EMBERS OF LIGHT Tammy Farrell

Look what released… TODAY!!! I couldn’t be happier for my friend and fellow author, Tammy Farrell! Book Two of her series, The Dia Chronicles is available NOW!

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THE EMBERS OF LIGHT
The Dia Chronicles Book Two
by Tammy Farrell

Genre: Adult Historical Fantasy
Release Date: January 28th, 2015

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Blurb:
The descendants of the ancient gods think they’ve found peace, but the time has come when new magic and ancient powers will collide… 

Stripped of his Dia powers and left to rot, Malcolm is a prisoner of Valenia—a sentence he finds worse than death. His thoughts of revenge are the only thing keeping him sane, but when he finally manages to escape, Malcolm discovers that living as a mortal is more dangerous than he ever imagined. After stealing from the wrong man, Malcolm becomes a captive once more, only this time his punishment is one that he won’t soon forget. His only hope of survival is Seren, an enigmatic young girl with golden eyes and a malevolence to match his own. 

When he’s led to Mara and Corbin, the two responsible for his fall from grace, their new faction of Dia is in chaos, infiltrated by an ancient power thought to have been banished forever. This only fuels Malcolm’s ruthless ambitions, but he soon realizes that he too is under attack, a pawn in a centuries old game of power and greed. As new battle lines are drawn, Malcolm finds himself in uncharted waters, forced to choose between helping those he’s vowed to destroy or give in to his lingering desire to settle the score. 

Debts will be paid, lives will be lost, and no Dia will ever be the same.

EXCERPT:

By the time the smell of smoke and roasting meat finally reached Malcolm, and his hole in the ground was completely black, he knew the time was drawing near. The sound of laughter and flutes from above stoked the fires of determination within him, while the repetitive drumbeat counted down the minutes.
His mind wandered as he stared sullenly at the walls of black earth. He clutched his mangled hand to his chest, far too weary for anger. He was humiliated. Over and over again he’d been disgraced, robbed, laughed at. The hardest truth to face was that there still might be more degradation to come. He had wanted everything and succeeded at nothing. Hope was now but a whisper in the past, still carried on the winds, but too distant to hear.
Malcolm pressed his head against the soft earth. He had nothing left to lose and nothing left to love. Even his own mother had become an unseen shadow, abandoning him in his time of need. She was useless to him, as she always had been, and he vowed that if she ever showed herself to him again, he would speak any word that might pierce a mother’s soul.
About the Author:

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Tammy Farrell grew up in Orangeville, Ontario Canada where she discovered her love of writing, and all things related to Edgar Allan Poe. She now lives with her husband and six fur babies in Greenville, South Carolina, where she attempts to learn French when she isn’t busy writing.

Learn more about The Dia Chronicles and Tammy Farrell’s other works at: http://www.TammyFarrell.com

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Author web links:
http://www.TammyFarrell.com
http://www.facebook.com/thediachronicles
@tamzwrite

Make sure you pick up your copy! Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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Book Birthday: Killing Darkness!

So… I sort of am having a HUGE day today… Trying to take it all in.

Let’s rewind a bit…

If you were given the choice between Heaven or Hell, it would be an easy decision correct?

What if choosing Heaven made you selfish, but choosing Hell meant you were living up to your destiny and staying loyal and true to your family? Suddenly the choice isn’t so easy now is it?

That’s the decision my main character must make in my novel, Killing Darkness. And guess what?

After two years of conception and six more years of drafting, writing, revising and editing…

It released… TODAY!

So… after years and years of work… how do I feel?

Relieved. Excited. Shocked. Terrified.

You know… the usual.

This is the fourth work that I’ve hit the publish button on, but my first “epic” novel. Killing is 424 pages and over 50 chapters long. It truly was a journey to write, and I’m hoping it will be an enjoyable read.

A book this intricate and lengthy requires a team of amazing people, and I had them. My editor Kara Leigh Miller is fantastic! She points out how to make my books stronger, how to make my characters shine and how to really pull on the heartstrings of readers. We’ve laughed over this book, and even had some teary moments over certain scenes. She is an AMAZING editor and I am so lucky to have her in my corner, as not only a fellow writer but a great friend. She has shown me how to add dimension to my characters, and knows my work so well she’s the first to call me out when a character is acting… well… out of character!  I know I’m a better writer because of her guidance. Not to mention she’s read this huge book many, many times by now, and hasn’t run away screaming. Kara, you are the best. Love you girl! ❤

One thing a writer always dreams about is their cover. We don’t just dream– we agonize over it. Will it be pretty and make you want to pick it up? Will readers fall in love with the imagery and think…I must have it? Killing Darkness weaves mythology, and morals in a modern setting. It has supernatural creatures socializing with mortals and deals with love, death, and choices. How could one cover express all that? It wouldn’t be found in stock photos. It needed someone special who would understand. When I contacted S.P. McConnell last February to talk about the Taming Darkness cover, my hope was that he would do the entire trilogy. I loved the first cover. It had innocence, and seduction all in one image. I could feel the movement of her hair and it felt like I was there– watching. I knew Sean would create a great cover for Killing Darkness. But he didn’t create a great cover. He gave me a MASTERPIECE. Have you seen it? Look! Look! ( I suggest clicking on the image to see all the amazing details!)

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S.P. didn’t just give me the cover and walk away. When it had “technical difficulty” he worked into the wee hours of the night making sure it was exactly what I had envisioned. I’m so lucky not only to have him as my cover artist, but also to call him a friend. Cheers!!

So are you ready for the blurb?

Powerful, beautiful, and covered in scars…

Brielle, born of a mortal-immortal union between a human mother and the devil Himself, is prophesied to be the one capable of turning the tide in the brewing apocalypse.

As Brielle’s thirtieth birthday draws near, she strikes a deal with the devil and sets out on a journey of self discovery. In an attempt to comprehend what it means to be fully human, Brielle finds herself at the door of her therapist, Adam. Blurring relationship lines and questioning everything, she quickly learns that humanity, vulnerability, and love are things she isn’t prepared to handle. Distancing herself, she finds shelter in her father’s arms once more.

Two worlds are about to collide…

When the archangel Michael suddenly takes a deep interest in Brielle, Lucifer begins to understand that his greatest opponent is curious about more than just her choice. Michael’s fall will be Lucifer’s rise and only Brielle holds the key to making it happen.

With a human, an angel, and a demon all tearing at her heart, Brielle realizes it’s time to decide if her loyalties lie with Michael in Heaven or her father in Hell.

What do you think? Ready to head to Amazon?

Here’s the link!

http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Darkness-Saga-Book-ebook/dp/B00Q3EWCRQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1417791832&sr=8-3&keywords=kat+daemon

And just a note about the book. Although it is called Book 2 of The Darkness saga, Killing Darkness CAN be read as a stand alone book. But, I suggest grabbing a copy of Taming Darkness to better understand Lucifer’s choices in book 2. Taming is on sale for a limited time for only 99cents!

The eBook for Killing went live today. The print will be available VERY, VERY SOON!

xoxo ❤

Thanks for all your support. Readers are the reason I write!

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