Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Once Upon a Darkness blog tour

I'm so excited to be part of the blog tour for this great novella from my friend, Aria Kane. This is an interesting story with fun characters in an intriguing world. Aria's writing is fluid and easy to get lost in. My only complaint is that it's a novella rather than a novel. I wanted more!

Read on for an excerpt and a chance to win an e-reader!

Title: Once Upon a Darkness
Author: Aria Kane
Publisher and Imprint: Entranced Publishing, Kissed
Genre: Paranormal romance/post-apocalyptic
Release Date: June 17 2013
Length: 61 pages

Gretchen and her twin brother, Hank, were abandoned to a zombie horde when they were five years old. Intended to be a sacrifice by their zealot parents, they were instead rescued by The Company. Raised to become soldiers in the war against zombies, they now provide safe passage through danger zones, one contract at a time.
Clint's only skill is war, but he's weary of killing other men. When his contract with the Marines runs out, he takes a job on Gretchen's team, hoping that the search-and-rescue life will suit him better.
On Clint's second day, their four-man team is attacked, drugged, and taken to a prison full of frightened civilians. The only way in or out is by helicopter and, here, their enemies are human. One by one, the captives are culled from the holding area. Rumors say the facility director uses the prisoners as experimental subjects for the testing of a zombie cure.
When Hank is culled, Clint and Gretchen must put aside their personal feelings and find a way out of the prison, surrounded by thousands of starving zombies, before Hank becomes just one more disposable guinea pig in the hands of a twisted mad woman.


It was late morning before Clint and Gretchen woke up. They had even somehow slept through the daily drop helicopter. Clint smiled at the sleeping Gretchen, thinking he could get used to waking up with her legs and arms draped across him.
"Contrary to popular belief," Gretchen grumbled. "It's creepy to watch a girl while she sleeps."
Clint shrugged and smiled. "Sorry, I guess I should've just woken you up."
"Like hell. You're better off being creepy." She pulled the pillow from underneath her head and smacked him with it.


To celebrate the release of Once Upon a Darkness, Aria Kane is giving away a Kobo Vox (Android) eReader with a red leather case to one winner (US residents only), and a choice of any Entranced ebook to another winner (international entries welcome).

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About the Author:

Aria Kane is a recovering mechanical engineer and romance writer. She lives in sunny Florida with a 60 lb mutt who thinks he's a Chihuahua.

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  1. Woot, woot! She's enjoying the same sun I am, and I can't wait to get to her book. (The TBR list is just WAY too long. Grr.)

  2. thanks so much for hosting me, larissa!! <3

  3. Always good to find out about new books! Thanks you two.