Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Shrouded in Blackness Blog Tour, Random Things, Review, and Giveway

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June 17th Tuesday: Insane About Books REVIEW & RANDOM THINGS
June 18th Wednesday: Racing to Read REVIEW
June 19th Thursday: Iequals Alissa DREAM CAST
June 20th Friday: Movies, Shows & Books INTERVIEW & EXCERPT
June 21st Saturday: Curling Up with a Good Book TENS LIST
June 22nd Sunday: Nocturnal Predators Reviews MUSIC PLAYLIST
June 23rd Monday: Wholly Books THIS OR THAT 
June 24th Tuesday: Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace REVIEW
June 25th Wednesday: Mythical Books GUEST POST 
June 26th Thursday: Addicted Readers TENS LIST 
June 27th Friday: Fiction Dreams INTERVIEW
June 28th Saturday: StarAngels’ Reviews REVIEW
June 29th Sunday: Rose’s Book Corner REVIEW
June 30th Monday: Sassy Book Lovers REVIEW 
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Only loyalty can truly win his heart…
Gangs, organized crime and underground bare-knuckle fighting make up the world that Kieran Delaney thrives within. His reputation is built on the talent of his fists, as much as his ability to get information about any and everything. Never one to be caught by surprise or bested, Kieran knows what you’re going to do before you do it…until Darcy Quinlan enters his life. She introduces herself with a knife to his throat and a promise of unbridled pain. Darcy’s life has been destroyed by betrayal and false promises of safety. Living on the streets for the last eight years, she’s has been a ghost. Never in one place long enough to be seen because you can’t catch what isn’t there. Now Kieran sees her and can’t erase her image from his mind.
Kieran and Darcy must now battle to keep her alive and by his side. As her past enters her life from every angle, Kieran makes certain her safety is no longer a concern, annihilating her demons at every corner. He’ll fight, he’ll maim, he’ll torture and he’ll murder to keep Darcy protected. If Kieran can win, her life will no longer be shrouded in blackness…loyalty will lift the veil.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Blackness Takes Over was Norma Jeanne's debut novel. What began as an homage to the home town of a homesick Midwestern girl, unfolded a story of love, danger, humor, and trust. Blackness Awaits was the highly anticipated continuation of Blackness Takes Over, leading readers through the twists and turns of the unconventional world in The Blackness Series. Her third novel, Shrouded in Blackness, ventures into a criminal world where violence and vengeance reign supreme. She's currently working on her untitled fourth novel.

Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Norma Jeanne recently found herself relocating to the United Kingdom. Now living in Belfast, she took hold of the opportunity to kick the 9-5 job for a chance to become an author. The best part: working from her home office, she gets to spend more time with her cast of crazy characters (written and real).

In her free time Norma Jeanne is a voracious reader and consumes books as readily as meals. She is a people watcher by nature and uses her experiences in life, observed or otherwise, to build the worlds and characters that thrive in her books. A believer in the strength of the human spirit, Norma Jeanne writes the stories of people that persevere when all appears to be lost.

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” –Dylan Thomas
  

5 Random Things About Me:

1.  I used to eat whole sticks of butter when I was a child.

2.  I wear size 12 shoes.

3.  I love college basketball.

4.  I’m obsessed with clocks.


5.  Laughing so hard I cry is my favorite pastime. 


My Review

Shrouded in Blackness takes the Blackness series to a whole new level of Magnetism with brutal force and total devotion.

AGAIN I get to start off this tour for an amazing series. My favorite so far this year, the Blackness series is my drug and I'm TOTALLY addicted.

Even though Kieran has a dark side, he is loyal to his extended family with Shannon included, His reputation precedes him, with loyal contacts and fear on the streets, he can over come anything.  However, that will change when he meets street rat Quinn, a young girl with her own disturbed past.  Quinn has a spunky personality of her own with living on the streets for eight years.  Until the day she meets Kieran, and another unexpected event, her life will change forever.

Kieran falls hard and fast for Quinn.  From the beginning, he has this caveman desire to protect her.  He didn't expect this, plan for it, but there is no going back.  Of course with his past, he sometimes finds it difficult to keep that out of his personal life.  However, when he messes up several times, he learns where that line must be drawn. Kieran has lots of work to do, with two different obstacles in Quinn's life threatening her. One from her past and one at the present.

I was so excited to start this book and discover that it was focused on Kieran.  He is the one character that we know little about. He is always there for his family when needed, and graciously slips out of the lime light.  I was always intrigued by his character, and was thrilled that we would learn more about him in this story. But don't you fret, the extended family, Shannon and the guys that we have fallen head over heels for make their presence know throughout the story. Come on, how could they not with the incredible family unity that they possess.

The timeline of Shrouded in Blackness is completely brilliant.  I won't say anymore than that, because for me that would be a complete spoiler.

We meet so many new characters in this series.  I just adore them, especially the brute fighters who melt for Quinn, and Kieran's parents.  They are just so cute!

Shrouded in Blackness sure increases in momentum with the brutal encounters and cover ups.  It has action GALORE and HAWTNESS that will make you experience those butterflies.  There is just so much more I want to babble non stop about, so much more to this story that needs to be told...however, as a reader, blogger and book lover, I realize this story needs to be read. And when you read it, you WILL understand my excitement for this series.

To Norma, thank you for this amazing series, for giving me that escape from real life, and for acknowledging me in this book.  You have NO idea how much that means to me, to know that my words are appreciated.




GIVEAWAY
Giveaway Banner1 Winner will receive a Swag Pack (Postcards, 4GB Flash Drives, Sticky Notes and Pens,
Tote Bags, Signed Copy of Shrouded in Blackness) by Norma Jeanne Karlsson
6 Winners will receive a Postcard by Norma Jeanne Karlsson.
2 Winners will receive a 4GB Flash Drive by Norma Jeanne Karlsson.
3 Winners will receive Sticky Notes and Pens by Norma Jeanne Karlsson.
1 Winner will receive a Tote Bag by Norma Jeanne Karlsson.
1 Winner will receive a Signed Copy of Shrouded in Blackness by Norma Jeanne Karlsson.
5 Winners will receive an E-Copy of Shrouded in Blackness by Norma Jeanne Karlsson.
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