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Friday, March 1, 2013

Are you ready for the endless night?

Posted by Irish in Cover Reveal, Misc1 Comment

Its no secret that the land of Oz (AKA Australia) has a lot of great books that just aren’t available anywhere else. And while I don’t hurt for good books to read here in the US there is just something about not being able to get a book that makes it all the more desirable. Fortunately the internet has made it increasingly easy to import some of these elusive Aussie reads but it would still be great to have access to them here. After all, not everyone wants to take the time to hunt out these books and many have never heard of them. For my part, all of the really great and wonder Aussie reads that I have read I heard about through someone else. They are secretive those Aussie publishers. 

But recently some of these books have been slowly creeping past the border guards and sneaking overseas. Like Rhiannan Hart’s Llaramel series and now its Marianne de Pierres’s turn with her Night Creatures series. Coming soon to Amazon you’ll be able to get your hands on these wonderful books that involve a world where the sun never shines and the party never ends. To start the international release campaign Marianne has asked for a few bloggers to volunteer to help spread the word…starting with the new international covers. You can see all of those below along with the descriptions of each book. These books will be available later on this month so keep your eye out! Until then, Baby Bats, remember, to stay on the paths or risk meeting the creatures of the dark.

Burn Bright (Book 1, Goodreads). Into a world of wild secrets and deadly pleasures comes a girl whose innocence may be her greatest strength.

In Ixion music and party are our only beliefs. Darkness is our comfort. We have few rules but they are absolute . . .

Retra doesn’t want to go to Ixion, the island of ever-night, ever-youth and never-sleep. Retra is a Seal – sealed minds, sealed community. She doesn’t crave parties and pleasure, experience and freedom.

But her brother Joel left for Ixion two years ago, and Retra is determined to find him. Braving the intense pain of her obedience strip to escape the only home she’s ever known, Retra stows away on the barge that will take her to her brother.

When she can’t find Joel, Retra finds herself drawn deeper into the intoxicating world of Ixion. Come to me, whispers a voice in her head. Who are the Ripers, the mysterious guardians of Ixion? What are the Night Creatures Retra can see in the shadows? And what happens to those who grow too old for Ixion?

Retra will find that Ixion has its pleasures, but its secrets are deadly. Will friendship, and the creation of an eternal bond with a Riper, be enough to save her from the darkness?

Listen well, baby bats. Burn bright, but do not stray from the paths. Remember, when you live in a place of darkness you also live with creatures of the dark.

Angel Arias (Book 2, Goodreads). Retra – now called Naif – has escaped from Ixion, the island of ever-night. She doesn’t know if her friends on the island survived the battle between the Ripers and the rebels. But she does know that she must return home, behind the sealed walls of Grave, to find out why the Ripers have been seen there talking to the councillors. What links the two worlds?

First she must convince Ruzalia to help her. The fierce pirate captain saves those who face terrible fates on Ixion, but that doesn’t guarantee their gratitude. Instead, she faces a revolt – and Naif is caught in the middle.

Naif will need all her courage to survive. For Lenoir, who wants to keep her safe, for her friends Suki and Rollo, if they live, for Markes, who has secrets of his own, and for the new friends she will make on this journey.

The fate of worlds depends on it.

Shine Light (Book 3, Goodreads). Ixion. The island of ever-night.

If she had a choice, Naif wouldn’t go back. But her friends will die if she doesn’t find a cure for the badges that are slowly killing them, and her brother is there, fighting against the Ripers who hold everyone in thrall. And Naif has knowledge that might save them all.

First she must solve the mystery of Ixion’s eternal night. Then she must convince everyone – rebels and revellers alike – to join her cause. And all the while, she must fight the urge to go to Lenoir – her greatest love, her mortal enemy.

The secrets of Ixion must be revealed. The evils must be stopped. A new dawn will come.

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