Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Book Blast and Giveaway: Exile in Darkness by Annalisa Carr

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for Exile in Darkness by Annalisa Carr. This blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you. Be sure to visit the other stops participating in the blast for more excerpts. Enjoy!
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Title: Exile in Darkness
Author: Annalisa Carr
Publication Date: February 22nd 2019
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
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Heritage and magic matter to the London covens.

Aristocratic witch, Isabella Pethany, has heritage but not magic.

Underworld powerbroker, amnesiac vampire Maldit, has magic but no heritage.

Lukas Sindis, coven sorcerer and famous psychopath, has both.

Isabella’s null magic status makes her an embarrassment to her family, but since her sister was murdered, she is all they have left. Guilt makes her willing to do almost anything to compensate for her lack of value, but her grandmother’s proposal to match her with Lukas, in a bid to bring strong magic back to their bloodline, is a step too far.

When Maldit rescues a strange witch from hunting vampires, his main concern is to limit trouble in his territory. Witches are notoriously troublesome, and this one is no exception. Her proximity slashes through his damaged memory, allowing him to catch glimpses of his forgotten past.

Drugs have suppressed Lukas’s magic for almost twenty years, filling him with a reservoir of trapped power. When he escapes, his magic bursts free, falling like a tidal wave on Maldit and Isabella, sweeping away the spells paralysing both of them.

The dark secrets of the London coven are about to explode into the light of day.

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EXCERPT:
Maldit woke from his day sleep with a feeling of displacement. He sat on the edge of his luxurious hand-carved bed and contemplated his bare feet.

I dreamed.

He remembered snatches from his dreams, something that had never happened to him before. Vampires didn’t dream.

He wasn’t a typical vampire; he’d known since shortly after his birth, when he heard the sound of his own heartbeat, that he was different. Vampires had no heartbeat.

My heart beats. I have a heart.

He rested one protective hand on his chest.

He couldn’t remember his making. Vampires lived with their makers, in the original nest, until they were ready to move on and create their own territory. His memory stretched back only so far. After that, the past was a high impenetrable wall.

I have no maker.

He lived alone, except for Sandro, and vampires were social animals. If he was a normal vampire he would have his own nest by now.

I have no nest.

Loneliness bothered him for a single beat of his aberrant heart.

He was nearly three hundred years old (as far as he knew), and powerful enough to maintain a number of blood slaves, fledglings and young vampires. He had been born with power. If he was a typical vampire there would be a blood slave waiting in his bed when he woke; he would be able to feed without having to leave his home. But he wasn’t a typical vampire, he had never had a fledgling, he wasn’t a Maker, he couldn’t create new vampires. His blood was warm and now he had dreamed, and there were no blood slaves in his home.

Who am I?

He wanted to scream the words through his city and wake the entire population.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Annalisa Carr lives in the English Lake District with her two cats. She writes in multiple genres, but has a weakness for paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

As a child Annalisa wanted to be a scientist, wear a white coat and explore outer space. She worked as a scientist for a very long time, but never got to fly a spaceship or even travel beyond the solar system. This was a huge disappointment given the reasons for her career choice, so eventually she made up stories instead. Probably just as well, as she is claustrophobic.

Exile in Darkness is set in the same world as the Children of Poseidon series; a slightly skewed version of London.

Annalisa also writes dystopian science fiction under the name ‘Anne Cleasby’.

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GIVEAWAY:
Annalisa Carr will be awarding a $30 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment on a different stop participating in the book blast each day. Good luck!
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29 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting 'Exile in Darkness' on your blog. It's great to be here...

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  2. The book sounds great and I appreciate getting to hear about it. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Hello Anne, the Lake District is perfect for anyone with claustrophobia (apart from tourist season, of course!).

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    1. It is - even in tourist season (most of the year) it's not difficult t find solitude...

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  4. Sounds like a good story.

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    1. My sister (graphic artist) did it - she'll be pleased...

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  6. Loved the excerpt! Thank you for sharing it.

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    1. Glad you liked it - hope the rest of the book lives up to it...

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  7. Pretty cover sounds like a great read.

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  8. Can you believe we're into the 5th month of the year? It's definitely true that time goes by faster the older you get!

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    1. It's pretty scary when you try and cram everything you want to do into the time you have...

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    1. My cover artist sister will be so pleases to hear you like it...

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  10. sounds like a fun one

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  11. It's almost the weekend & the weekend means time for reading!

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  12. Love the cover! Looks like a great read.

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  13. Great review. I look forward to reading this.

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  14. It's a holiday weekend in Ireland so yay!

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