Friday, December 5, 2014

[Blog Tour] Review & Giveaway: Rise from Darkness (Battle for Souls #1) by Ciara Knight


Rise from Darkness (Battle for Souls #1)
Release Date: 09/24/14
Defy the Dark Publishing
Summary from Goodreads:
Alexander Lorre gives new meaning to the term "tormented teen." He's a newly fallen angel, which means he has the self-control of a three-year-old, the hormones of a teenager and the strength of an angel. When he rescues Gaby Moore from drowning, the chemistry between them is undeniable. With a local demon threatening Gaby's life, he struggles to find a balance between remaining close enough to protect her but distant enough to control his desires. 

As danger draws closer, Gaby uncovers shattering secrets that will lead to an ultimate choice. Will she fight alongside her father, an earthbound hunter killing fallen angels and demons, give into the demon blood coursing through her veins and join the demon world, or save the man she loves from both? The first two choices damn her, but the last one could destroy them all.


I really enjoyed reading Rise from Darkness and couldn't put it down once started.

Here you'll meet Gabby whose life is about to change especially when she meets Alex and his sister Sammy. The beginning you'll find out that Gabby lost her mother during a car accident and her father who became an alcoholic because  he blamed himself for the death of his wife since he was the one driving. After the accident happened, Gabby has been experiencing things which leads her to question her sanity especially during the episode at the beach where Alex saved her. Little did she know that she's been marked by a demon.

Loved Alex even though he was a jerk (but there's a reason for that). Alex and Gabby's relationship was sort of insta-love even though Alex wanted to deny it but the heart can't help what it wants and luckily for Gabby, he gave in. But the story doesn't end there because of the demons, Gabby's experiences, and well a lot of secrets. Though the twist and turns of the story will hook you up that you just couldn't help but finished reading it.

I can't wait to read the rest of this series.

About the Author
Ciara Knight began her writing career in 2008. She writes to ‘Defy the Dark’ with her fantasy, paranormal, and dystopian books. Her first Young Adult Series, Battle for Souls, will be published by Turquoise Morning press, with her prequel novella, Love’s Long Shadow, releasing in October 2011. Followed by Rise From Darkness (Book I) in March 2012, Fall From Grace (Book II), and Ascension of Evil (Book III). 

Also in 2012, her adult fantasy, Curse of Gremdon will be published by Crescent Moon Press.

When not writing, she enjoys reading all types of fiction. Some great literary influences in her life include Edgar Allen Poe, Shakespeare, Francine Rivers and J K Rowling.

Her first love, besides her family, reading, and writing, is travel. She's backpacked through Europe, visited orphanages in China, and landed in a helicopter on a glacier in Alaska. 
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