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Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Adelheid Series


Titles: Cameron's Law / When Forever Died / Voracious / Written All Over Her / Disposable People
Series: Welcome to Adelheid
Author: Mia Darien
Genre: Paranormal Suspense

A Word From the Author:


Why is the paranormal genre so popular?

I think this question is almost as popular as the genre itself, and I'm still no more sure about the answer than I ever have been. I just know that I've fallen into the spell of it as much as many others have. It began at sixteen for me, with The Vampire Files series by P. N. Elrod, Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice and the first few Anita Blake books by Laurell K. Hamilton--that last series only until Anita started annoying me.

The idea of the paranormal has always been popular, for centuries. I think in previous ages, much of life was stifled for some reason or another and occult fascination allowed an "out" for the craziness that lives in us all. It was a great thing to explain things away that we didn't otherwise have answers for. It was the mystery and the forbidden of it all, and human beings just love getting into things we shouldn't.

It's also a way to play in things we won't ever be able to do. It's why we write and read fantasy and science fiction, too. Paranormal is just one facet of being able to step into other worlds and other lives. All fiction is, but these genres take it a step further.

For me, I like bringing the inhuman and the human together. I like taking vampires and werewolves and powerful supernatural beings and...making them do their laundry. In Adelheid, I take these beings and put them in "regular" lives, then write stories to blend both sides: the human and the supernatural.


I can't be the only one who is amused about a werewolf getting into a fight with the supermarket self checkout lane, right?


Synopsis

Cameron's Law

Vampires are people, too.

Cameron's Law has made all supernatural creatures legal citizens, and the boy next door has suddenly become the werewolf next door. With Sadie Stanton, vampire and one of the public faces of the legislation, calling the little town of Adelheid, Connecticut home, it can't help but be a focal point for these once mythical beings.

But when vampires start attacking werewolves without provocation, Adelheid draws the attention of those that would seek to have Cameron's Law repealed and would send the preternaturals back into the shadows they used to hide in, but without the safety of their anonymity and their law.

Can Sadie keep the city's two biggest species from descending into chaos and war before it brings all of them to harm? And can she do it when she herself gets thrust into the spotlight?

Buy links:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13321037-cameron-s-law
http://amzn.com/B006QETJUG
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/camerons-law-mia-darien/1108192088?ean=2940032961567





When Forever Died

Forever is a long time.

The life of a hunter is a lonely one. Perhaps more for Dakota than others in her line of work. Not only is she better than anyone else at chasing down the things that go bump in the night, but her past chases her with the same tenacity.

She's built walls around her solitary existence and that's the way she likes it, but the past never sleeps. When she's hired to hunt an ex-lover for murder, it's just the first in a string of memories that will bring Dakota's past, present and future into a collision course.

And when she agrees to take on a second case and hunt down an Ancient, a vampire over one thousand years old, it unleashes circumstances onto that collision that will shake the foundation of everything she's built and force her, for the first time in a long while, to look to others.

Can she survive it, like she's survived these past four centuries? Or will the weight of it all finally crush her?

Buy links:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13459790-when-forever-died
http://amzn.com/B00773IPQE
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/when-forever-died-mia-darien/1112519723?ean=9781478353171


Voracious

Forever is a long time.

Sometimes, life doesn't begin until after you're dead...

Days stretch out in a series of predictable steps. A to B to C to A. Work. Friends. Life. But for some people, it's not enough. It's not enough for D. Possessed of a ravenous hunger for more, he's at a loss for how to find it.

Until he meets Cielle. She's everything he's looking for: new and exciting.

And a vampire, which he's less crazy about.

But when "new and exciting" Turns him, D is forced into an undead life he never anticipated. Trying to adjust to this new existence is hard enough, but he's about to get more than he ever bargained for.

Will it be enough to sate his hunger?

Buy links:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15834706-voracious
http://amzn.com/B00773IPQE
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/voracious-mia-darien/1112664028?ean=9781478383277


Written All Over Her

One word can change the story of your life forever.

Abduction. Torture. Surrender.

Eleven months from her adolescence have framed thirty-one years of Detective Nykk Marlowe’s life. Despite the trauma of her past, and the unique physical scars it left her with, she’s built a career as a detective for the Adelheid Police Department.

Her personal life might only consist of caring for her sister and a pet rabbit, but she accepts that.

She accepts that she’ll never be able to be like “normal” people, even the supernatural ones. As long as she can keep the past where it belongs, she’s okay.

But when the body of a teenage girl shows up with the same scars that Nykk sees in the mirror every day, her “okay” life gets turned upside down and she’s forced to confront the past she’s been looking away from for sixteen years.

And when it turns out there’s already more than one victim, the pressure’s on to stop the killer before any more girls are tortured, mutilated, and murdered.

Links:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17982756-written-all-over-her?from_search=true
http://amzn.com/B00D0STF28
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/written-all-over-her-mia-darien/1117994055?ean=9781489514769


Author Bio
Born a Connecticut Yankee in nobody's court, Mia Darien grew up to brave snow and talk fast. She started reading when she was three and never looked back, soon frequently falling asleep with a book under her cheek. (Something she still does, though these days it's her Nook as often as a paperback.)

At eleven, she discovered "Night Mare" by Piers Anthony and entered the world of grown-up fantasy fiction and it was all over from there. She started writing at fourteen, then met vampires as a teenager and the concept for what would become Adelheid was soon born. Epic fantasy remains her first love, but she enjoys writing whatever stories come to mind in any genre.

Now she loves both writing and helping her indie community with her freelancing. A geek till the end, she enjoys role-play by email games and World of Warcraft when she has the time. Married to her very own Named Man of the North, she lives with him, their mini-tank (also known as their son) and pets, who usually act more childish than the child.

Links:
http://www.miadarien.com/
https://www.facebook.com/author.miadarien
https://twitter.com/MiaDarien
https://www.goodreads.com/mia_darien

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