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Friday, October 18, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Death and the Girl He Loves (Darklight #3) by Darynda Jones

The fate of the world is not something a girl wants on her shoulders, and that is especially true for Lorelei McAlister. Unfortunately for her, that is exactly where the world’s fate has decided to take up residence. Lorelei has seen firsthand the horrors that lie beneath our everyday world. And those horrors are getting her friends killed. Because of this, she agrees to leave the sanctity of her hometown and is sent to a different world entirely. A boarding school. But even here she is being watched. Someone knows what she is. What she carries inside her soul. And on top of that she’s seeing visions. This is nothing new for Lorelei. But these visions are something more: death, destruction, and the end of the world. Lorelei must face the fact that there are people who want her dead, and no matter where she goes, no matter how far she runs, the lives of her friends and family are in mortal peril. Lucky for her, her friends and family include the handsome Angel of Death, a fiercely protective half-angel, and a ragtag group of loyal supporters who aren’t afraid to get a little dirty in the name of fighting pure evil.

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     After slamming the snifter down, I went back to the drawing.
I didn’t have much time. He was beginning to suspect.
But the drawing tilted. No, everything tilted until I could
hardly work. I’d drunk too much that evening, and my drawing
was not coming out as planned. I decided to give it a try

     I lifted the journal, perched it on its side, and flipped
through the pages, slowly at first, then again only faster. The
images blurred together, blended to form the message, and I
smiled. Right up to the minute my stomach lurched and

     I threw up over the side of my desk.

     I rocketed back to reality, my head thrown back, my legs
kicking out, my muscles straining to break free, but at least
this time I seemed to have a little more control. Or so I
thought until I, too, heaved, and the contents of my stomach
raced up the back of my throat. I barely had time to pitch my
torso over the side of the bed and empty my stomach onto a
throw rug.

     It was not pleasant.

     I fell back onto my bed afterwards, swearing never to
drink whiskey again as long as I lived. In a valiant effort, I
gathered my strength and rolled off the bed. After tossing
the rug onto the fi re escape, I hurried to my bathroom and  
brushed my teeth. I could still taste the whiskey, could still  
feel it coursing through my veins.

     But I hadn’t really drank it. I tried to remind myself of
that when I staggered back to my bed, woozy and weak, and
took the journal again. Then I copied the man in the vision.
I turned it onto its side and flipped through the pages. It was
like watching a movie backwards. I did it wrong. Holding
the book high in the air, I turned it over and fanned the
pages again. A picture materialized. It was dark. Blurry.

     What looked like a simple line in one image became part
of a bigger picture when blended together with other lines
from another page. What looked like a simple box formed
a house of some kind. No, a building. Other lines became a
van. Curves became a face at the end, as though someone
were looking into a camera. And then it stopped as abruptly
as it started. That was it? A van? A face? What on earth?

About the Author


NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at www.daryndajones.com.

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  1. Thanks for having these great Giveaways! I come to enter, read the excerpts and the next thing I know, I am downloading another book to the old iPad!

  2. Thanks for hosting :) I love Darynda's books!

  3. I love Darynda! Awesome books and I'm always dying for more :-) Thank you for having her here

  4. Can't wait to read! Love Darynda's books...

  5. Thanks for the giveaway. This series sounds so freaking amazing.

  6. Fantastic excerpt! This book was magical in every way. :)

  7. Great series! Looking forward to Darynda's future books. She will always be on my auto-buy list for sure! :-)

  8. DGH<3 was terrific...well, the whole series was terrific actually! I don't want to say goodbye...please ma'am may I have some more *in a soft little voice*?

  9. Can't wait to read this book! Love Darynda Jones and all of her books!

  10. This exert is dark. I can't wait to find out what happens.

  11. Love the excerpt!! I haven't yet heard of this author but sounds like a thrill of a read!! :)