Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Dark Awakening by D.L. Blade

Dark Awakening

Chosen Coven



Genre: YA Paranormal

Publisher: Fifth Element

Date of Publication: October 2nd,

ISBN: 9780578416458
Number of pages: 252
Word Count: 69,000

Cover Artist: Redbird Designs

Tagline: Darkness is coming, and
she’s their last hope

Book Description:

She's stalked, hunted, and a
villainous vampire desires her blood.

Mercy’s life is anything but
ordinary. A stalker lurks in the shadows, and a man rescues her from a
life-threatening car accident, but vanishes right before her eyes.
But this man who she thought was
a hallucination, tracks her down at a nearby cove, and claims they were once in
love from another time. Another century.

Mercy has no memory of this world
he shares, and instinctively doesn’t trust him.
He also reveals to her a
life-changing secret—she’s a powerful witch, vampires are real, and she's
destined to destroy them.

Mercy finds herself dragged into
a centuries-old battle against the undead, and a sadistic vampire leader has
set his sights on her. And he will stop at nothing until he claims Mercy as his

She and her coven won’t go down
without a fight. She needs to discover the truth about her past, and the power
she holds, before it’s too late.



When I turned around, he was
nowhere to be seen. A heavy sigh escaped as I eyed Lily’s truck about a hundred
feet ahead. I looked around one more time and then sprinted to the truck. Once
inside, I locked it and pulled my phone out of my pocket. My phone had been
turned o
This is going to
take too long.
He would reach me before my phone
powered on. I powered it on anyway and put my hands back on the keys which were
still in the ignition. I tried again. The car didn’t make a sound.
Please turn on,
please turn on.
I gripped the keys so tightly
that the house key was digging into my palm. “Turn on!” The feeling of
electricity sparked in my hand, followed by a green light from my fingertips. I
quickly removed my hand and the car started up.
What the hell?
The shock of what had just
happened stunned me. I couldn’t move or think straight.

I sensed movement ahead coming
out of the forest and I looked up. He was standing there. His sleeves were now
pulled up to his elbows, revealing his muscular arms. My eyes narrowed down to
his wrist, revealing a red flame tattoo that reached from his wrist to his
elbow. My stomach churned and I felt like throwing up. It was him; it was the
man who had pulled me from my car after the accident.

the Author:

D.L. Blade grew up in southern
California, but relocated to Colorado with her family in 2014.

She always loved writing,
concentrating on poetry rather than prose when she was younger. That changed
however, when she had a dream one night and decided to create a story about it.

In her spare time, D.L. enjoys a
wide variety of hobbies, including reading, attending rock concerts and
volunteering at local animal shelters where she can indulge in her passion for
all forms of life.

In the future, D.L. hopes that
she can continue to write exciting novels that will captivate her readers and
bring them into the worlds that she creates using her imagination.

Interview with D.L. Blade
Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
Oh, I have the reigns, but once I write a scene, they whisper little ideas in my ear that will allow me to tweak it a bit. 
Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
It has an original story. I created my own origin to the vampire creation and where witches come from. It has a cozy, small town feel, fun characters, a very fast-paced storyline and it just gets crazier and crazier as the series goes. Everything you read will have a purpose to the story and it’s one of those books you can whip out on a fun, rainy day, and finish in 5-6 hours.
This is a great book for teen readers as well. It’s got everything from vampires, witches, werewolves, dabbles of romance, but it’s mostly suspense, and many twists and turns. An ending, you won’t be expecting.
Have you written any other books that are not published?
Not completed, but I am working on several books now that I am hoping to be out in the next few years. One, being this fall. A pirate fantasy romance

Pen or type writer or computer?

Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?
There has been an incredible support with this series. The Dark Awakening is only the first book in the trilogy. Once you’ve finished, please keep going and see where the story takes you. It will lead you on quite a ride. The final battle is one of the most fun scenes I’ve ever written! 

Thank you to my readers for your incredible support. 

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  1. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing the excerpt

  2. This sounds really interesting and the cover looks great.

  3. Great cover, sounds like a good read!

  4. I love the cover, and this sounds really good.

  5. What is your work schedule like when you are writing?