The Lighter Side of Darnkess: Anna DeStefano's Dark Legacy Blog Tour
What fun to be talking about my paranormal romantic suspense debut at Night Owl Romance! Because even though my contemporary paranormal world doesn't host creatures of the night, there's all kinds of spooky things in Dark Legacy's dream theories and secret government testing facilities and covert psychic weaponology to keep you on the edge of your seats.
I'll be talking the rest of August and into September about the dream imagery and sinister plot twists in Book One of my Legacy series from Dorchester. There's even a secret society of psychic watchers tracking my heroine and her psychotic twin sister, determined to either help the twins control their powers or to neutralize them before they fall into the hands of evil. But I know Night Owl regulars will understand that eerie alternative realities like these aren't all that keep us up 'til all hours, devouring a new novel...
It's the lighter side of darkness we crave most, I think. The human aspect that an author threads through the fantastical stories we love. The everyday relationships and choices that characters have to make, that make even the most paranormal situations feel real to us. These are the themes that have inspired my classic romances for Harlequin and Silhouette, and they're the heart of Dark Legacy.
Not only do the twins in Dark Legacy have to face the bad blood that's festered between them for ten years, but their mother is the source of much of their conflict. We're talking family dynamics gone wrong, on a whole new level. In the end, each of these characters must choose the solitude of keeping secrets and protecting herself, or the freedom that comes with trusting and letting love in, no matter how much you fear you'll be hurt again. And Dark Legacy's heroine, Maddie, has to take it one step further. To protect her family and their legacy, she must learn how to trust her hero with her heart—and with every imperfect, broken thing inside her that Maddie's feared no man will ever be able to accept.
Relationships are the lighter side of dark novels for me, and I’m assured that Dark Legacy most definitely lives up to it's title ;O) It's dark and spooky and spine tingling and a thrill ride from page one. But because I write romance, it's much much more. As always, I'm writing a story where the light gets to win in the end, no matter the obstacles I throw in characters' way or the cliff hanger I wrote to tempt you to join me on the next leg of my "dark" journey (hint, hint). In my stories, love—light—will always conquer all.
So, when you're being a night owl, what keeps you reading? What makes a story worth your late-night hours? What do you crave most in the novels you take to bed with you???
Leave a comment, and you'll be in the running to win a signed Dark Legacy ARC! I'll be giving away two to Night Owl friends today.
For more information about Dark Legacy's blog tour, where at every stop you'll find chances to win ARCs, Dream Flutters jewelry and more through the month of September, visit www.annawrites.com/bog!
Also on my blog, I'm giving away an XOXO butterfly purse to one August commentor, winner to be announced on August 25th, Dark Legacy's drop date. And at the end of September, one lucky blog visitor will win a COACH Butterfly purse! Don't miss any of the fun ;o)
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