Hi everyone, welcome to my stop in the Dwellers of Darkness by Stacey Marie Brown blog tour hosted by Amanda at Good Choice reading.
: 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.
Review: Review: 4 out of 5 stars
** Contains possible spoilers from the previous books **
Stacey Marie Brown does it again! Dwellers of Darkness is a wonderful addition to the Darkness series and begins where Fire in the Darkness left off.
Ember Brycin thought she had spent a day or two in the Otherworld so when she returns to a re-built Seattle and a very hostile Eli Dragen telling her she has been missing for three years it comes as a huge surprise.
The plot was action-packed and thrilling which kept the pacing fast -The Seelie Queen Aneira of the Otherworld still wants to regain possession of Earth and holds Embers father and her friends’ hostage so Ember needs to work out a way to rescue them without getting caught. She also has a broken contract with the Unseelie King Lars that she needs to sort out and the sword of Light to locate. I enjoy the element of surprise in this series and the unexpected twists and turns has made for a captivating, addictive read,
The romance is quite intense - I love the connection between Ember and Eli but it’s not a relationship I would call sweet, its passionate and dangerous – Eli went a little more ‘dark’ if you could call it that when she disappeared, their chemistry is off the charts but so is their banter and snark. Ember’s betrothal to the ever annoying Torin is also bought to light and we also get reacquainted with a number of characters from the previous books and meet a few more who each play a crucial role in the overall story
There were many secrets revealed but there are still many questions that need answering. We learn a little more about Ember, we meet her mum Lily who I didn’t like whatsoever, Kennedy learns what she is and the Dark Dwellers are still in search of the sword so they can return to the Otherworld; the whole book was go go go! I enjoyed the non-stop thrill ride even though at times I did feel there was so much going on that things became rushed.
Stacey Marie Brown’s writing flows well and is engaging, her story-telling is enjoyable and the action, revelations and smexy romance make for a riveting read.
After the ending we are left with, I am definitely eager to read the next book in the series, Blood Beyond Darkness.
Other books in the Darkness series:
Both just 99¢
Darkness of Light (book #1)
Fire in the Darkness (book #2)
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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