Friday, 5 May 2017

Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney


Title: Black Dawn
Genre: YA/NA Fantasy
Author: Mallory McCartney


The end of an Empire, the rise of a Queen

Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and upon Emory's arrival she will discover she is the long-lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.

With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.

Some things are better left in the shadows.



Excerpt:

      By fire and flame, they were cutting it close. Pushing forward, they swept toward an older man walking to the brick building, and Memphis whispered, “Watch this.”
      The man stopped, clearly confused, and slowly reached into his pocket, withdrawing a key. They caught up with him, and his eyes took on a milky quality as Memphis whispered, “Walk. Unlock the door. You didn’t see us here.”
      It was as easy as that. Brokk ran at Memphis’s heels. Emory. Emory. Emory. Emory.
      His heart surged, carrying him faster as they spiraled up the staircase to the third floor.
      Memphis said, “I got the door.”
      The door swung forward just as the electricity cut.
      As they entered the room, Brokk skidded to a halt when he spotted a silhouette at the end of the hallway.
      She froze. Her petite figure stumbled back in alarm. Brokk couldn’t help himself; he just wanted to be near her. He whispered, “Em.”
      Her scream echoed throughout every fiber in his body, and by fire and flame did she move fast. She tore to another room and ran back full-on assaulting him, silver pans and books flying toward his head.
      “Em!” He dodged the flying objects while moving toward her.
      “I swear if you take another step—” She didn’t get to finish her thought. Fear seeped from her as her face drained of all color. Her body crumpled. Brokk rushed forward, catching her before she hit the floor. Memphis appeared from the shadows, solemnly declaring, “I just placed her memories back in. Her mind couldn’t handle it. She will come around in a couple of days or so. We have to move.”
      A smug expression crossed Memphis’s face for only a brief moment as he took Emory in like a prize. Brokk kept his arms around her, and not letting his emotions take hold, also gripped Memphis’s arm. Each time it was easier to fall into the pull of the current of energy. The world cracked, shattering into a million pieces, but at the same time into nothingness.


Author Bio:


Mallory McCartney currently lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their two dachshunds Link and Lola. Black Dawn is her debut novel, the first in a series. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found dog grooming, book shopping and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.








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