Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Darkening by Caris Roane ~Book Tour~


A tortured warrior and a peace-loving counselor battle to protect Second Earth against a powerful dark force…
He thwarted connection of any kind…
Fearing that his newly emerged grayle power will kill innocent ascenders, Samuel Daman struggles to keep his distance from beautiful Vela Stillwell.  But the breh-hedden has struck and her light floral scent tears at his restraint.  When the enemy draws them both into the darkening, a place of secret travel for Third ascenders, will Samuel learn to control his power, or will he destroy what he desires most?
She hid from grief…
Vela Stillwell wanted a new life, away from Militia Headquarters, away from the reminder of all she’d lost when her husband died five years earlier.  Seeking a more reclusive occupation, she finishes her last day of work only to have Samuel Daman and the infamous breh-hedden sweep through her life.  Though trying to disconnect from her new emerging power and from Samuel, the call of the darkening pulls Vela into an adventure that both terrifies her, yet reveals the truth about her deepest desires.  Will she succumb to the breh-hedden, or will her fears prevent her from living life to the fullest?

Adventure meets one heck of a HOT romance!
This is one wild ride and I was more than happy to go on it.
Vela and Samuel are an interesting couple. I totally LOVED Vela and her determined spirit. Samuel with his over protecting and warrior insistent was a definite character to dream about.
The twists and turns made for a wonderful story. Falling in love for the main characters was something of a rough, smack in your face. The traveling through the darkness for both helping and trouble was down right exciting!
Caris Roane did a wonderful job with this story. I can honestly say I would read this again just to relive it all over.
I look forward to more from Caris!




I was ten when I first watched an old movie version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and loved it!  Movies led to books, which led to writing and after a good long while, publishing.  I wrote sweet Regency romance for Kensington for 19 years and recently fell in love with paranormal, although I’ve always had a thing for vampires.  I currently write paranormal romance for St. Martin’s Press but I self-publish as well.  Building an online platform has been an enormous but rewarding challenge.  I think all the changes in publishing will alter how authors approach the business going forward and I for one am thrilled to have so many options.  
Caris Roane has published over fifty Regency romance novels and novellas under the pen name, Valerie King.  In 2005, Romantic Times gave her a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance.  Having had a long-time love affair with vampires, Caris tackled the paranormal genre and built a unique vampire world based on ascending dimensional earths.  Her series is called Guardians of Ascension.  
Her most recent self-published project, The Blood Rose Novella Series, launched in May of 2012 with the first title:  Embrace the Dark.  
Currently, Caris is working on a new vampire series set to launch in the Fall of 2013:   WARRIORS IN CHAINS with the first novel, BORN IN CHAINS.
Caris lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy.
Caris Roane has published nine paranormal novels and novellas and writing as Valerie King, fifty Regency works.  In 2005, Romantic Times gave her a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance.  As Caris Roane, she currently writes paranormal romance for St. Martin’s Press and also dabbles in a few self-pubbed projects.  www.carisroane.com  
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Everyone who purchases at least 1 of Caris’s previous books, print or e-book, beginning from the date of this post, will receive a free e-copy of "The Darkening"!  Simply email your Proof of Purchase to Caris, tell her that you want your free e-copy of "The Darkening", and she'll send it to you!  Here is her E-mail: carisroane@gmail.com . Caris would love to see your reviews posted on Amazon for the books you purchase and for "The Darkening" once you have a chance to enjoy them.


*Disclosure of Material Connection: no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising*


  1. That is such a smokin hot cover..... uummmmmmm

    1. I know right!!! I would totally go NUTS for him too...just like Vela did :)

  2. This book sounds great. I missed the giveaway but I'd love to read it. And yeah, the cover is amazing!