"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." ~ Isaac Asimov

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - DarkSide Publishing

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope your weekend has been a great one! I'm very excited for tonight; I'm going out to dinner with two close girlfriends. But that's not what you're here for. You're here for the books. :) Today I'm going to highlight books offered by DarkSide Publishing.

Sheltered from the outside world with no hope for escape, slave girl Reychel dreads her fifteenth birthday - when her master’s symbol is burned on the back of her bald scalp. Her best friend disappears the night before, leaving her to face the branding ceremony alone. She soon discovers nothing is as it seems when people desperate for freedom beg for Reychel's help. 

Can Reychel learn to believe in herself?

My fifteenth birthday. My greatest fear. Funny how my life as a slave made the two synonymous. Even though I wished I could sleep through the day, hoping such an act would make the inevitable impossible, I woke up just like I did every morning. But today was different. It wasn’t the icy draft tickling my toes under the mouse-nibbled blanket that roused me from sleep.

~ Megg Jensen (2011). Anathema. Kindle Edition  Nook Edition  Smashwords

Lora wants nothing more than to be the wind behind sexy windsurfer Chance's sails. But fulfilling that wish just became...complicated. After seventeen years of normal life, someone wants Lora and her family dead. And the attempted massacre isn't nearly as strange as the reason behind it.

Some think that space is the final frontier or something like that. Believe me, space has got nothing on what lives here on Earth. If people, the human type, could see what I’ve seen, they wouldn’t be so afraid of aliens or the unknown of space anymore. Aliens are a walk in the park compared to the creatures biding their time to destroy— Oh, wait. I’m getting ahead of myself, aren’t I? Silly me.

~ Angela Carlie (2011). Loramendi's Story (Lords of Shifters). DarkSide Publishing.  Kindle Edition  Nook Edition  Smashwords

17-year-old Vicky Hernandez has a big problem. She's dead. Or not quite. After discovering she's been turned into a vampire, she tries to settle into a quiet suburb of Chicago and return to a normal life. 
If only she could stop wanting to bite her boyfriend. Not to mention she is dying to find out who turned her, and why. She doesn't have to wait long before they come to her.

I never feared the dark, until I became a part of it. My eyes fluttered open; yet nothing seemed to change. Inky blackness swirled around me. A scream rose in my throat, but I quickly swallowed it. I pressed my eyes closed, hoping that when I opened them again, I'd be able to see something, anything. Nothing.

~ Karly Kirkpatrick (2011). Blood Little Secrets. Darkside Publishing.  Kindle Edition  Nook Edition 

Malini Gupta thought Jacob Lau was her destiny. But after months of failing to decipher how she fits into the Soulkeepers, frustration threatens to tear their relationship apart. And it doesn't help that a new Soulkeeper named Mara is ready to stop time itself to earn Jacob's love. 

When Malini faces her worst fears, and even death, she learns a funny thing about destiny. Fate is a tapestry of choices, and she has the power to weave hers.

Katrina Laudner ached to be noticed. Within the crowd of college students in the living room of Sigma Nu fraternity, she danced, careful not to spill the contents of her red plastic cup. Her denim skirt scarcely hit her upper thigh. Her cami scooped dangerously low. And the thump-thump of the music the DJ blasted from the corner pounded its way out of her body in a rhythm of invitation. No one noticed. Even half-naked, she was wholly invisible.

~ G. P. Ching (2011). Weaving Destiny. Darkside Publishing. Kindle Edition  Nook Edition  Smashwords

High school senior Alex Bianchi's estranged father gets her an internship at Circe Operations Center to pad her college applications. But Circe isn't your typical military base. It's an alien-run operation center and not all of the aliens are friendly, especially the one that tries to kill Alex on her first day. When Ace, a dark-eyed Caltian, enters and saves the day, she can't help but be drawn to him. Can these star-crossed lovers survive when they're on the brink of intergalactic war?

If someone told me at the beginning of that summer that I would come face-to-face with death because of a Romeo and Juliet romance, I would never have believed it. But it wasn't like that summer went at all like I planned in the first place. The Colombia recruiter sat across from me, her dark bushy eyebrows rising as high as they could while she stared down at my application. "So, Alex, I see that you don't have any extracurricular activities." I shrugged. I was sitting in one of those uncomfortable orange plastic chairs at the guidance counselor's office, wishing I could disappear.

~ Magan Vernon (2011). How to Date an Alien: My Alien Romance. Darkside Publishing. Kindle Edition  Nook Edition  Smashwords

That's it for me today. I hope you all have found something new and exciting to read! To check out more titles from DarkSide Publishing, visit their website at: http://darksidepublishing.blogspot.com/

Happy Reading!

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