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The Dark Awakening by D.L. Blade - Book Tour + Giveaway

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The Dark Awakening

The Chosen Coven

Book One

D.L. Blade

Genre: YA Paranormal

Publisher: Fifth Element Publishing

Date of Publication: October 2nd, 2018
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.



They were there in the shadows
again. This was the third time this week I had thought someone was watching me.

The last few weeks, I’d heard the
rustling of leaves and the crackling sound of old fallen branches beneath
someone’s feet, or the hairs at the back of my neck would stand straight
because I knew someone stood silently behind me. Last night wasn’t any different.
I exited my car after an exhausting day at work and heard what sounded like a
low, deep exhale coming from the forest next to Lily’s house. I swiftly turned
around, fumbling with the flashlight on my phone, but when the light pierced the
darkness, the sound stopped.

Tonight, it was a silhouette
behind my aunt Lily’s fence in the backyard. It wasn’t someone walking by with
their dog or a neighbor taking out their trash. They were standing there,
staring, as I walked to the sink to rinse my dinner bowl. I wasn’t going to
tell her again. She’d just tell me what she’d told me last time I brought it
up. She’d say I was just seeing things and that it was normal to feel this way
after trauma.

“Your turn, Mercy,” Lily said.
Her voice pulled my gaze from the window.

“I’m coming,” I said, taking one
last glance toward the silhouette.

They were gone. 

About 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.


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