#Evernight is HERE!

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Candace

*The book contains adult content and is appropriate for ages 17+*

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PEOPLE LIE. EVERY SINGLE DAY.

In fact, most of our world was built on the foundation of lies, some with the intent to serve the greater good, and others with the intent to serve one person’s giant ambitions. But the root of every lie is exactly the same. They’re all equally deceitful, treacherous propositions spewed from the mouths of men and woman alike.

Lies have the power to sound right, yet feel wrong. They have the ability to confuse your heart and twist your mind. The problem is, sometimes these lies become easier to believe than the truth. They become a sort of safety net from reality, a way to avoid what lingers in the back of your mind. And some say that over time, if you believe them long enough, they become real.

At least, that’s what my mother had hoped would happen in my case. But just like every lie ever told, all it takes is one small crack in that foundation for the whole thing to come crashing down.

And it did.

Because everything I thought I knew about myself was a lie. A beautiful and heartrending lie. I wasn’t the Defect my parents would regretfully see off to college before turning their backs on me. I wasn’t the weak friend who didn’t have enough backbone to stand up for what’s right, nor was I the loner without a purpose or a chance at real love. And I sure as hell wasn’t the weapon Bael and the members of the Darkyn Coven intended me to be.

But I am the weapon the Primeval Coven needs me be. Or so they keep saying.

In my Coven, there are two kinds of people: The Hunters and the Witches. They used to hate each other, even though they were on the same team, back in the old days when cars didn’t exist and time was tracked on a sundial. They hated each other so much that eventually a war was brought on by one of the original Witches—a Divine named Mourdyn.

The war was known as the Great Battle of the Covens. It was meant to wipe out the existence of every Hunter, and it devastated the population of my people, the Primevals. It annihilated the population of the Darkyns—the Witches who abandoned our Coven to follow the whims of Mourdyn and his persuasive lies.

But even though a lie can be struck down—imprisoned even—it can’t ever be fully erased. The scars it leaves behind on this earth and in our hearts are eternal, and somewhere along the way, someone will pick that lie back up and breathe life into it once more. Give it the wings it needs to rise again. Only, this time, that lie will be stronger, with an even greater purpose.

And that’s the part that scares me the most.

I glance down at my leg. The burn marks left behind from Bael’s wrath still tingle with echoes of the scorching fire he sent after me after I escaped with Weldon, reminding me that I’m nowhere near ready for the fight that’s sure to come.

And that has to change.

That’s part of why I agreed to come here to Ethryeal City—to the heart of our Coven. It’s where Hunters and Witches in an affinity bond enter as Night Watchmen and leave as Elites. Where those who have broken our Coven laws go to face the High Priesthood. Where those who need refuge… those like me… come to hide.

The only thing is, I never agreed to being separated from everyone I know. They call it debriefing, but with every day that passes, I’m beginning to wonder… to question how long it actually takes.

It’s been seven days and fourteen hours since my unfortunate and unplanned encounter with Bael—the Demon King of the Underground. In these last seven days, I’ve made more promises than I can count on two hands. And in those promises, I think I’ve told more lies than I ever have in my life.

Honesty seems to have slipped out of her bedroom from inside my integrity and, in her place, deceit has crept in with the offer of survival. If I just nod along with the many blending faces all interviewing me, then maybe somehow, I’ll make it out of this phase in my life alive. I’ll make it back into Jaxen’s arms and back into the graces of the friends I’ve come to trust.

But what deceit doesn’t offer is solace, because you can’t fool deceit. It knows every trick in the book.

Every day, twice a day, for the past four days, I’ve recounted in specific order how my friends and I nearly lost our lives in hopes that we’d gain an advantage on the Darkyn Coven and intercept them from taking the Dagger of Retribution. The one that has the power to initiate the removal of the Veil that separates the Underground and all its evil from the humans. The very Dagger that only I have the power to touch.

I’ve been singularly interviewed by every member on the Priesthood, and then by every general and Elder within the hierarchy of our Coven.

And I’m so very tired.

For the past four days, since I left the safe house beneath the church owned by the Night Watchmen, when I haven’t been in a laboratory undergoing strenuous testing, I’ve spent the remaining hours kept in a holding cell stripped of all personality. Chained down by claustrophobia. Shackled to the fears given free rein to destroy my hope.

I don’t have a home anymore. I have four white walls, one white jumpsuit, a white bed, white sheets… the color was bleached from my life the moment I crossed into the legendary Ethryeal City. I keep trying to remember the last time I saw Jaxen’s face, but my soul has fed so often on the happiness of that memory, I fear it’s disappearing. And I don’t know when I’m going to see him again.

They took everything away from me just to keep me repressed. Controlled. But what they don’t know is they cannot control what they do not own, and they do not own me. I can’t trust anyone. No one but myself, because all I know is I am more of a threat to them than I thought.

And the High Priesthood doesn’t know what to do with me.

 

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Roomies by Lindy Zart Cover Reveal

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COVER DESIGN: Sprinkles On Top Studios
GENRE: NA Rom-Com
RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2014
rrGraham Malone is my roommate, my personal eye candy, the reason I get up in the morning smiling (that could be from the illicit dreams I have about him too, I suppose. Let’s move on.). He’s also beautiful to look at, but his heart is where his true beauty lies. Take away the exterior and the interior still shines.
I love him. I mean, I’m pretty sure I do, having never been in love before. Anyway, it seems legit.
And now his brother Blake is here, and, well, he’s the complete opposite of Graham. Sarcastic, brooding, and totally available. But he’s leaving soon, and Graham’s the one I want. I shouldn’t have to remind myself of this, right? I wouldn’t have to if Blake would quit looking at me like I’m something yummy and he’s starving.
Here’s a toast to roomies; the ones you should never fall in love with. Or something.
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Book Boyfriend Celebration

CaptureHello once again, readers!

How goes it? Good? Swell?

Awesome.

I should be writing right now. I mean, I am … at least on here, but I should be working on Night Watchmen #3, but instead of following my own rules, I stopped so I could share some semi-exciting news.

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Okay, so, as I was playing around on Facebook (instead of working), I discovered that an awesome reader of mine had recently finished the Night Watchmen books. And she found Jaxen swoon-worthy. So swoon-worthy in fact, that he made her Book Boyfriend list for September.

*Shut Up*

No, I’m serious. He really did. And I couldn’t be more flattered and grateful!

And to make the deal even sweeter, she even included a photo of who she thought Jaxen looked like to her. I about fell on the floor when I saw who, because it’s one of my top three celebrity crushes. Score for me!

Any who, check the post out here: Reading in Sarah’s Corner, so you can see who she chose. And so you can see her awesomeness.

Let me know what you think? Did you picture him the same?

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WIP Nomination

Cruise 2014 182Hello once again, readers!!!

Guess what?!

I’ve been away on vacation since September 7th, and only just returned yesterday. I visited Cozumel and had the chance to swim through the underground caverns, Belize- where I took a tour around the Altun Ha Mayan Ruins, Mahogany Bay- where I snorkeled with lion fish and my friends, and Grand Cayman Island- where I stood in the water during the highest tide in sixty years with sting rays swimming into my hands.

In short, it was an amazing experience. I learned so much about these places and myself, and enjoyed the chance to wind down and really enjoy life.

But I digress.

While I was away, I was nominated by Sonya Loveday, my bestie and fellow author, to share the opening sentences from the first three chapters of my current WIP, Evernight (Night Watchmen, #3).

This novel is a continuation in the Night Watchmen Series … obviously.

;)

Book two, Evernight, is currently with the editor getting prepped for its release on October 31st, 2014.

Before I share, I must say that none of these sentences are set in stone. I mean, after all, it is a WIP. Subject to change. And with being as picky and indecisive as I am, I’m sure there might be a change or two in the future.

Any who … here are the sentences:

Sentence 1

Sentence 2

Sentence 3

And scene.

Obviously, I can’t explain what you just read. Especially with book 2 not even out yet.

But it’s coming … muhahaha!

I’d like to thank Sonya for nominating me. This was fun!

Echelon out

Unlit Star by Lindy Zart

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Rivers Young was the popular guy untouchable by reality. He was like a star—bright, consuming, otherworldly. The thing about stars, though, is that they eventually fall, and Rivers Young was no different.

He fell far and he fell hard.

Delilah Bana was the outcast enshrouded in all of life’s ironies. Alone, in the d…ark, like dusk as it falls on the world. When Rivers fell from the sky, she was the night that caught him. In the darkness, they found one another. Together they melded into something beautiful that shone like the sun.

Only, the greater the star is, the shorter its lifespan.

 

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“You could always come work at the flower shop with me. I’m sure your flower arrangements would be extraordinary.”

“You’re really not as funny as you think you are, you know that?”

“I’m funnier,” I say, poking his stomach. A tiny light blinks above his shoulder and I grab his arms and whirl him around. “Look! It’s a lightning bug.” I bounce on the balls of my feet.

He looks over his shoulder at me. “You act like you’ve never seen one before.”

“I love lightning bugs,” I breathe. “I used to spend hours every summer catching and releasing them.”

“Like a true fisherman of bugs.”

I squint my eyes at him. “Come on—let’s catch some.” Without waiting for his answer, I skip forward, turning in a circle as I catch blips of glowing orbs in that magical time between partial dark and full. I spy one in the grass by my feet and reach a hand down, holding still as the bug lands on my fingers. “Go on, little buggy, go home before the storm comes.” It flies away, lighting up as it goes, and I smile as I straighten.

His breath tickles the side of my neck as he says, “You are the sweetest version of quirky I have ever had the pleasure of seeing in motion.”

I laugh softly. “Thank you. Glad you got to see me in action.”

He wraps his arms around my midsection and rests his chin on my shoulder. “Don’t ever change.”

“I do what I want,” I say, just to say it.

Rivers’ hold tightens. “That’s the exact thing I don’t want to ever change about you.”

 

 

 

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Flash Sales & Pre-Orders!

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Hello once again, readers!

Guess what?! You read that right! Evernight (Night Watchmen, #2) is now available through pre-order on Amazon!

Can I get an oh snap?

And to celebrate this upcoming release (which is also releasing on the same day as the annual Culling … October 31st, 2014), Everlasting (Night Watchmen, #1) will be on sale for only 99¢ for a whopping 96 hours!

Can I get a double oh snap?

Pre-Order Sale

Yep! August 22nd – 26th, you’ll be able to snag The Gramm Curse (Night Watchmen, #0.5) & Everlasting (Night Watchmen, #1) for only 99¢ each! All while waiting on pins and needles for the highly anticipated release of Evernight.

o_O

And now I’m hearing the infamous infomercial voice in my head. (And if you buy now, you’ll get not one, but TWO magic plungers!)

I digress.

In other news, I have an official website up and running. You can visit it HERE.

It’s pretty snazzy … considering I put it together myself (and I’m not really that tech savvy). It has all of my books listed with purchase links (in case you want a coveted hand-signed copy to add to your shelf), some of the inspiration behind the series (pinterest boards and spotify playlists), dates of events, and even a faq page telling you how you can read my novels that are sold exclusively through Amazon.

My eyes are barely functioning because of it.

Any who, feel free to share the sale.

Speaking of sale … the Born in Flames Trilogy is also on sale!

Trilogy Sale

It’s a sale-a-palooza! ♥

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