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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.
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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.
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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