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Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Dark Awakening by D.L. Blade #YAParanormal

Character Interview with Mercy

Interviewer: You just found out that you’re not only a witch, but you’re also a vampire hunter, and the universal element, Spirit. What was going through your mind after Caleb shared with you that secret?

Mercy: Thanks for having me. Of course, naturally, I was terrified. It was a lot to take in. Here, I have someone who had just recently chased me through a forest, keeping me trapped in my own room, but he’s sharing with me that I was sent to earth to destroy vampires. 

I didn’t even know they existed in our world. However, I did feel that power growing up, but learning why it was taken from me, and from whom, was the most heartbreaking news of all. I had to accept my destiny, accept the power that I held, and learn to control and use it. 

It didn’t make things easier to know that there was more to my past that was hidden from me. Like, for instance, the fact I was born in 1674, and the town of Salem hanged me at the Gallows. 

I won’t allow anyone to hurt the ones I love, so I will move forward, grow in this power, and fight until every last one of those bloodsucking demons are sent back to Hell.  

The Dark Awakening

The Chosen Coven

Book One

D.L. Blade

Genre: YA Paranormal

Publisher: Fifth Element Publishing

Date of Publication: October 2nd, 2018

ISBN: 9780578416458
Number of pages: 252
Word Count: 69,000

Cover Artist: Redbird Designs

Tagline: Darkness is coming, and she’s their last hope

Book Description:

She's stalked, hunted, and a villainous vampire desires her blood.

Mercy’s life is anything but ordinary. A stalker lurks in the shadows, and a man rescues her from a life-threatening car accident, but vanishes right before her eyes.
But this man who she thought was a hallucination, tracks her down at a nearby cove, and claims they were once in love from another time. Another century.

Mercy has no memory of this world he shares, and instinctively doesn’t trust him.
He also reveals to her a life-changing secret—she’s a powerful witch, vampires are real, and she's destined to destroy them.

Mercy finds herself dragged into a centuries-old battle against the undead, and a sadistic vampire leader has set his sights on her. And he will stop at nothing until he claims Mercy as his own.

She and her coven won’t go down without a fight. She needs to discover the truth about her past, and the power she holds, before it’s too late.

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They were there in the shadows again. This was the third time this week I had thought someone was watching me.
The last few weeks, I’d heard the rustling of leaves and the crackling sound of old fallen branches beneath someone’s feet, or the hairs at the back of my neck would stand straight because I knew someone stood silently behind me. Last night wasn’t any different. I exited my car after an exhausting day at work and heard what sounded like a low, deep exhale coming from the forest next to Lily’s house. I swiftly turned around, fumbling with the flashlight on my phone, but when the light pierced the darkness, the sound stopped.
Tonight, it was a silhouette behind my aunt Lily’s fence in the backyard. It wasn’t someone walking by with their dog or a neighbor taking out their trash. They were standing there, staring, as I walked to the sink to rinse my dinner bowl. I wasn’t going to tell her again. She’d just tell me what she’d told me last time I brought it up. She’d say I was just seeing things and that it was normal to feel this way after trauma.
“Your turn, Mercy,” Lily said. Her voice pulled my gaze from the window.
“I’m coming,” I said, taking one last glance toward the silhouette.
They were gone. 

About the Author:

D.L. Blade grew up in southern California, but relocated to Colorado with her family in 2014.

She always loved writing, concentrating on poetry rather than prose when she was younger. That changed however, when she had a dream one night and decided to create a story about it.

In her spare time, D.L. enjoys a wide variety of hobbies, including reading, attending rock concerts and volunteering at local animal shelters where she can indulge in her passion for all forms of life.

In the future, D.L. hopes that she can continue to write exciting novels that will captivate her readers and bring them into the worlds that she creates using her imagination.

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elaing8 said...

This sounds like a good book

Jana Leah B said...

Enjoyed the excerpt & am ready to read more.

D.L. Blade said...

Thank you! I hope you all enjoy the adventure. The trilogy is quite a ride!