April 03, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Dwellers of Darkness by Stacey Marie Brown!

Title: Dwellers of Darkness
Author: Stacey Marie Brown
Genre: New Adult fantasy/paranormal romance
Series: Darkness #3
Publication: February 27th, 2014 by Twisted Fairy Publishing

Some days feel like years, but in Ember Brycin’s case just the opposite is true. She had only been in the Otherworld for a day or two when she returned back to the Earth's realm. But it is three years later on Earth. Em is now 22. It would matter if she was human, but she’s not. She is a Dae, part Demon and part Fay, with a little Dark Dweller thrown in to make her even more of a freak.

Seeing Seattle rebuilt only confirms she has been gone three years. For her it was not long ago that the Seattle area was just rubble of concrete and death. All done by her hand.

One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is her undeniable connection to Eli Dragen, who is sexy, gorgeous, and even more volatile and frustrating. But her problems go way past him. The Seelie Queen of the Otherworld still holds Mark, Em’s father, and her friends, Ryan, and Josh as hostages. Em needs to rescue them without, once again, getting caught and being used as a pawn to help the Queen regain possession of Earth. At the same time Ember is in hot water with Lars, the Unseelie King, after breaking her contract with him.

As some secrets have come to light others seem to become even more enigmatic. The only truth Ember knows is,everyone is harboring secrets. As Eli’s past is revealed, Em understands more clearly why he acts the way he does and how much their lives are intertwined. But she also knows Eli is holding something back, something that could change their relationship forever.

Em herself continues to wrestle with her feelings toward Torin and her own secret she’s withholding from Kennedy. As the tension for war mounts between the Seelie and Unseelie (Light and Dark), the tension at the Dark Dweller’s compound mounts even more as they prepare to obtain the sword no matter what the price. But is Ember the answer to the location of the sword? Is she the one to fulfill the prophecy? As usual nothing is ever what it seems.


Other books in the Darkness series:

Both just 99¢

Darkness of Light (book #1)

Fire in the Darkness (book #2)


I have to be honest, I’m still surprised I like this series so much. I just do not care for Fae, typically, and with each installment I expect myself to get bored with that aspect, but I don’t.

Ember’s fickleness, though not necessarily by choice, annoyed me more this time than ever before. Not enough that it interfered with my enjoyment of the story, but enough that I wanted to reach into my Kindle and slap her. Ha. I think sometimes her loyalty gets in the way of seeing things that are right under her nose.

That said, if Ember were written any other way, there is a good chance I would hate her, hate Eli, and as a result, hate this story. Eli is a jackass, but Ember isn’t easy to be with either, and they drive each other to the edge, but can always pull each other back. What sets her apart is that she has the strength to battle Eli’s and she never backs down from him, regardless of the situation. If for no reason other than to be stubborn, she will stand up to him and I love that. It’s an important piece of their relationship, for me. As I said, Eli is a jackass, but not so much that he doesn’t deserve to be loved. He just needs to be loved by someone who is also a jackass. Ember’s that person. (I mean this in an endearing way, honest. They kind of remind me of my husband and myself, actually.)

I do wish that there had been a few more revelations, because there are things I really want to know and I’m tired of waiting to find out. Patience is not my friend. However…there is a lot of story to be told here and good things take time, so I suppose I’ll sit back and take a dose of patience.

If it wasn’t already clear, I’m anxiously awaiting the next book, and I definitely recommend this series!

About Stacey

Stacey Marie Brown by day is an Interior/Set Designer, by night a writer of Paranormal Fantasy, Adventure, and Literary Fiction. She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. Even before she could write, she was creating stories and making up intricate fantasies. Writing came as easy as breathing. She later turned that passion into acting, living and traveling abroad, and designing. Though she had never stopped writing, moving back to San Francisco seemed to have brought it back to the forefront and this time it would not be ignored.
When she’s not writing she’s out hiking, spending time with friends, traveling, listening to music, or designing.

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