Author Override: Amanda Bonilla

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UTC would like to welcome back Urban Fantasy author Amanda Bonilla for her Crave the Darkness Blurb Blitz!

If you are an Urban Fantasy fan looking for a new series to dive into then I definitely recommend checking out the Shaede Assassin series. Already in the third book of the series, Amanda Bonilla has taken the genre by storm. Placing pulse-pounding action, shocking secrets, and the trials of love into a pot, she delivers stories that are sure to hook you until the very end.

The Shaede Assassin series is a wonderful, unique and hard-hitting Urban Fantasy series that I think fans of Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series or Kim Harrison’s The Hollows series would enjoy. There is plenty of action to keep readers riveted and with a heroine such as Darian who displays both vulnerability and strength, I think it’s safe to say that there is a fresh new voice in the Urban Fantasy genre and that voice belongs to Amanda Bonilla.

CRAVE THE DARKNESS releases on March 5, 2013.

Crave the Darkness Exclusive Excerpt

“Trouble,” the angel said by way of a greeting, studying me like I was some sort of science experiment. “Nice to see you again.”

I shook my head—it hurt like a bitch—to clear the cot­tony haze that bogged down my brain. The son of a bitch had come out of nowhere and pegged me with what felt like an iron-clad fist. Palms resting behind me, I pushed off the building, propelling myself into the angel’s chest. It didn’t knock him down, but I threw him off balance enough to give me the space I needed to gain my bearings. I reached for my katana, the blade singing as it ripped free of the scabbard, and without flare or preamble, I swung it at the angel’s head.

“Whoa!” he almost laughed, lunging away from the blade in a movement too fast for my preternatural eyes to track. “You’re faster than I thought. It just gets better every time I see you.”

The look of exultation on his face was enough to inspire a chorus of hymns. His blue eyes were wide with excitement, his mouth upturned in an innocent yet seductive smile. I lunged forward, stabbing and cutting down, but the bastard was fast. Faster than anything I’d ever seen. It was like he could pop in and out of space in the blink of an eye, and my blade made purchase on nothing but air.

I caught another flash of color to the side of me, this one darker and slower than the angel but still too quick for me to focus. Asher grabbed the angel around the throat in a choke hold, but it didn’t do a damn bit of good. The angel dropped to his knees—slid right out of Asher’s grip—and managed a solid punch just under his ribs. Asher gasped, I heard the rib crack, and he doubled over.

“See you around, Trouble.” The angel graced me with an­other of his heavenly smiles before darting out into traffic and across the street.

Purchase Links: Amazon

About the Author:

Amanda Bonilla lives in rural Idaho with her husband and two kids. She’s a part-time pet wrangler, a full-time sun worshipper, and only goes out into the cold when coerced. She loves the outdoors, black clothes, pink appliances and thinks junk food should be a recognized food group. In the summer, she can be found sitting by the lake, enjoying the view from her dock.

Find Amanda Bonilla on Facebook and twitter

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Nothing comes easy for Darian. Her heightened powers make her indispensable to the Shaede Nation, but dangerous missions have driven her lover, Tyler, to his breaking point. Darian must salvage their bond, but a new assignment to protect Anya—a fellow Shaede and the first of their kind to become pregnant in centuries—stands in their way.

It doesn’t help that the two Shaedes are longtime rivals and share nothing besides mutual hatred. But when it becomes clear that someone—or something—is bent on destroying the expectant mother and her unborn child, Darian must put her feelings aside and track down Anya’s would-be assassin.

As she probes into Anya’s past, Darian digs up long-buried secrets—and a connection between Tyler and the mission that could destroy everything between them…

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Signet Eclipse is graciously giving away
an ARC of CRAVE THE DARKNESS to one lucky maiden!
US/Canada only!


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Deanna P

I love this series and would love to win!


This is a fabulous series. I loved the first two books and I can’t wait to read this one!! Thanks!


Thank’s for the giveaway. I would love to read this book.


Love the cover the book sounds good too…will be adding to my wishlist-thanks UTC ladies for the heads up on this series!


An exciting series… Love the last book and can’t wait to see what happens.


I am soooo excited for the release of this book!!! The first two were Great!!! I am a voracious reader and because I read so much sometimes its hard to impress me! Amanda has impressed me!!!


This series is awesome – can’t wait to read this book!


I would love to read this series! Thanks for the giveaway!


Thanks for the awesome excerpt! Not entering b/c I already have my copy ordered and as a big fangrrl of Ms. Bonilla I want everyone to read this awesome series!!!!!!!!!!

Amy R

I love this series! I’ve read the first 2 books and loved them, so can’t wait for Crave the Darkness! Love the cover as well! Thanks for the giveaway.

Lily B

I have not read this series yet but it looks awesome. Love the cover by the way <3

Susan H.

Another series for my TBR list!

Lori H

Oooooh… Can’t wait to read these books. They’ve been added to my TBR stack. Thanks so much.
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Allison W

Sounds like a great series! And I love the cover!


I have read the series so far. I’m worried about Tyler. I love learning more about book series and thanks for the giveaway chance.


I would love to read this book!

Barbara Elness

The Shaede Assassin series is fantastic and I’ve been looking forward to reading Crave the Darkness. I can’t wait to read it! 😀

karen wiggins

I hope i win


Thanks for the giveaway, this looks like a good read.

Josie Hink

I love this cover!!!! I would love to win this book


Zina Lynch

I love the cover with her red hair so eye catching.


I really enjoyed the first two books in the Shaedes series. I’m looking forward to reading what happens with Darian and Tyler.


Sounds like an interesting series, thanks for sharing!

Janie McGaugh

The book sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway!


I’ve read the first one but have yet to catch up on book two. I’ve heard it’s very good!


Love the concept of this series and the covers are great. Thanks for the giveaway.

Christy Perry

Thanks for the interview and chance to win such a great prize 🙂

Sandy Lion

Excellent interview and looks to be an amazing series. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com