Thursday, November 6, 2014

Battles in the Dark by Kimberley Clark - Book Blast and Giveaway


Book 1


About the Book

Publication Date: October 29, 2013
Genre: Erotic Urban Fantasy

Kira, a huntress plagued by dreams of fire and pain has worked tirelessly to rid her city of the scourge that has nearly destroyed it...nostvores, mythlend creatures with dark and vast appetites for blood and sex. She does this not only because they had killed so many people in her life, but also because she has an edge that no other human had...she has their abilities. The problem was, these abilities were killing her and she feared time was no longer on her side.

So the moment she found out that Darius, a nostvore leader was threatening to awaken an indestructible species to help him enslave all humans and mythlends, and that she may be the key to his plan, she knew her only choice was to risk her life with the little time that she had left and join her enemy to find out why, and to make sure his plan failed.

If that wasn’t dangerous enough, the more time she spends with the Vanatre nostvore Emmerich, and the mooran Kuron, who she brings with her for protection, the less she wants to kill them. Instead, she feels an unexplainable attraction towards them both, and she fears surrendering to such desire with either is a deadly game to play, for she would not only be risking her life, but quite possibly her heart.



Book 2


About the Book

Publication Date: November 6, 2014

Brought back to life, Kira awoke to a world where she no longer belonged. She was one of them now…a mythlend, the scourge that she’d lived her entire life hunting. What was worse, she had become the species that she and a number of other mythlends had tried desperately to stop from being awoken…the Hunrati.

But they had failed.

By the time Kira had opened her eyes, the Hunrati were already living up to their reputation, torturing, massacring, burning cities to the ground like all indestructible killing machines do when they see themselves as gods; any resistance to their actions were therefore deemed futile within days of their first appearance.

Kira wanted to stop them, but she had become their prisoner when she attacked their Queen out of rage for what they had done, and as such, she was rendered incapable of using any of her abilities.

Trapped, alone, and not knowing what had happened to those she cared about, her only way out was to earn their trust. That meant getting close to the volatile and extremely attractive Pheres, and doing everything he instructed, regardless of how depraved it was.

But how close was she willing to allow such a dangerous creature when he wasn’t the man she loved?

Better yet…how far was she willing to go before she lost her humanity completely?



Excerpt

It was dark. He was lying down on something hard and cold and he could feel himself withering away. It was a memory of where he went after the battlefield in Kartarus, as he could still feel the hole in his chest where his heart had been torn out. The pain was excruciating. Looking around frantically, he realized he was in a cave, which had been made livable. Herbs, spices, jars filled with specimens and different liquids, and a number of carcasses of who knows what littered the entire place. He turned his head the other way and saw in the middle of the room some kind of bird-like bath, and in the corner of the room, human-sized cages.

He let out another groan, his body raked with pain as the degenerating process sped up. He became useless as his head fell back and his extremities became paralyzed. The time had come.

“Don’t worry, you won’t be dying any time soon,” said a female voice he didn’t recognize. “You’re too important to let go just yet.”

Emmerich couldn’t see a face as she stood over him, as if it had been wiped from his vision, but he could see everything else around him in detail. One thing he could see, which he was suddenly focused on, was the heart she held in her hand. 

It was his, and it had nearly shriveled to nothing. He watched with amazement as the heart started to regenerate while in this mystery woman’s hand. Then his vision began to go as his eyes began to wither.

“Just so you know, this is going to hurt,” she said as she plunged the heart back into his chest.

The action made Emmerich experience pain on a level he didn’t think was possible. And he screamed.



About the Author


Kimberley lives by the idea that everyone should have a bucket list of things they want to accomplish in life, but not only to have a list, but attempt to mark off as many items as possible. One goal that was high on hers was writing a novel and having it published. This idea of writing a novel wasn’t new to her, but an inevitability, as her love of reading books and watching movies inspired her to create her own stories. When the day came that she finally did start to write, she realized that this was going to be something that she wanted to do more than once, emphasized by the fact that her first novel was to be book 1 of a trilogy, and that there are many more stories waiting inside her head ready to be created. Her hope is that not only for people to enjoy hers books, but that people are inspired by them as others have inspired her.

Kimberley was born in Sydney, Australia, and currently resides in the Gold Coast hinterland.

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