So I took a two day break from pre-writing Void Born and used that time to read Amber Eyes by S.D. Grimm.
Oh my goodness, y’all, it took so much self-control to put it down last night so I could sleep. It was so. good. When there’s solid characters with their own secrets and motives and goals, and they get thrown into a blender of trauma and difficulty, it’s bound to be a riveting story. Amber Eyes is exactly that. And look at that cover! So gorgeous!
It picks up really soon after Scarlet Moon, and just takes off from there. The threads of romance weave with battle and loss in a masterful tapestry of tension. Just thinking about it gives me chills. I can only hope that someday I’ll write with prose as gorgeous as hers. If you haven’t read Scarlet Moon yet, you need to. And if you have read Scarlet Moon, but haven’t read Amber Eyes, you need to grab your copy of it. (and plan to order pizza for dinner, because who has time to make dinner when Ethan is in the book? Really, now.)
And you wanna know something else that’s exciting? S.D. is doing a giveaway! **happy dance**
Do you love giveaways as much as I do? I hope so! Enter to win a signed copy of both Amber Eyes and Scarlet Moon, a grimmlie dragon of the dragon on the cover (made by the author), a charm bracelet (made by her Captain America), and a $10 amazon gift card. (US only. Sorry!)
Want to know a bit more about Amber Eyes? Read this awesome description:
Destiny can be cruel
Darkness retreated from the light of the scarlet moon, but has since grown even stronger. The Mistress of Shadows has found a new pawn—one that may be the key to unlocking the door to her underground prison. Now evil threatens to escape its shackles and destroy the land.
In the aftermath of loss and betrayal, Jayden’s fight with the enemy still isn’t over. But while she isn’t sure she can stop the Mistress alone, leaving her friends might be the only way to keep them from being consumed by the darkness.
With lives hanging in the balance—and no time for error—can Jayden make the right choice?
Ahhh! I am so excited for book three, y’all. Black Blood is going to come out early next year, and I am pumped for January!
And if you haven’t read Scarlet Moon at all, and have no idea what I’m talking about, but you’re still somewhat curious, here’s a blurb for the first book of the Children of the Blood Moon series, and follow this to go to Amazon and buy it now.
Destiny can pick someone else.
Evil is slipping through the cracks of its prison, and all Soleden trembles in its wake. Yet some would harness that evil to their own ends, and first among them is Idla, the sorceress queen bent on distorting the world.
Only one can stand in her way: Jayden. Upon realizing her mark as the prophesied Deliverer, Jayden conceals herself from her enemies and her Feravolk countrymen. But after the harm the Feravolk caused to her family, she s loath to rescue the not-so-innocent.
Hiding her mark was never easy, but now that Jayden knows both Queen Idla and the Feravolk are after her, hiding her gift of the Blood Moon will be impossible.
I am blessed to call S.D. a friend, and I hope you get to know her sweet heart through the pages of her books. But don’t be deceived–though I call her sweet, she is also a fiesty, small ninja who will take down anyone who even breathes a threat to her family or friends. (which, by my book, makes her a sweetheart) But I’ll let her represent herself, lest I embarrass her any further. ^_^
About the Author
S.D. Grimm’s first love in writing is young adult fantasy and science fiction, which is to be expected from someone who looks up to heroes like Captain America and Wonder Woman, has been sorted into Gryffindor, and identifies as rebel scum. Her patronus is a red Voltron lion, her spirit animal is Toothless, and her favorite meal is second breakfast. She is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency, her office is anywhere she can curl up with her laptop and at least one large-sized dog, and you can learn more about her upcoming novels at www.sdgrimm.com