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Tour: 229. The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay...

December 17, 2009
the better part of darknessToday's tour is for Kelly Gay's debut urban fantasy novel, The Better Part of Darkness. You'll have to pick it up if you're a fan of the genre, it's goooooooood!!

About the book:
Atlanta: it's the promised city for the off-worlders, foreigners from the alternate dimensions of heaven-like Elysia and hell-like Charbydon. Some bring good works and miracles. And some bring unimaginable evil....

Charlie Madigan is a divorced mother of one, and a kick-ass cop trained to take down the toughest human and off-world criminals. She's recently returned from the dead after a brutal attack, an unexplained revival that has left her plagued by ruthless nightmares and random outbursts of strength that make doing her job for Atlanta P.D.'s Integration Task Force even harder. Since the Revelation, the criminal element in Underground Atlanta has grown, leaving Charlie and her partner Hank to keep the chaos to a dull roar. But now an insidious new danger is descending on her city with terrifying speed, threatening innocent lives: a deadly, off-world narcotic known as ash. Charlie is determined to uncover the source of ash before it targets another victim -- but can she protect those she loves from a force more powerful than heaven and hell combined?

kelly gayAbout the author:
Kelly Gay is a bookworm who's had lots of jobs, from construction to waiting on tables, threading film through a projector, selling men's underwear (a talent!), and managing horse farms. She is currently working on a sequel to The Better Part of Darkness (yay!) and on a new YA series as Kelly Keaton. Find her online at her website, and blog, Kelly Gay.

drey's thoughts:
I think Charlie might be a new addition to my cadre of kick-butt heroines. But kick-butt in a nice way, like, it's not the first thing she reaches for to resolve issues. Because, even if she was brought back from the dead, she's just human. Mostly. And when you're living in a world also populated by aliens with powers, you have to be a little more creative--and careful--when confronting enemies. Or even friends, for the matter.

The world Kelly Gay has drawn up for Charlie is ours, for the most part. But there are paranormal races sharing our streets, and there's even an immigration policy for them. And Charlie navigates the streets of Atlanta keeping the law & order (because even alien races have their thugs) with her partner. When she finds ash, a new drug, hitting the streets close to home, she has to find its source.

And the adventure begins. There's a little something for everyone here. Mystery? Yup. Different races with known & unknown powers? Yup. Cool characters? Yup. Bad-ass bad guys? Yup. Take a peek between these pages, I think you'll like it.

Sarah loves you! Thanks to Pocket Books, I have two copies of The Better Part of Darkness for you...
-- Contest is open to US residents only, no PO Boxes please!
-- To enter, comment & tell me you want the book. That's it. But seriously, say "I want the book"!
-- Follow for 1 extra entry.
-- Share for 2 extra entries (let me know what & where, please).
-- Do it all before 6:00 pm CST December 30th. Good luck!

Title: The Better Part of Darkness (Charlie Madigan #1)
Author: Kelly Gay
ISBN-10: 1439109656
ISBN-13: 9781439109656
Paperback: 391 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2009

Challenges: 100+, Pub

Disclosure: My copy of A Better Part of Darkness was provided by Pocket Books for this blog tour.

Tour stops:
My Life in Not So Many Words
Parajunkee’s View
Crazy Books & Reviews
The Book Tree
Book Junkie
Jeanne's Ramblings
Poisoned Rationality
Found Not Lost
A Book Bloggers Diary
Booksie’s Blog
The Life (and Lies) of an Inanimate Flying Object
My Adventures in Mommyland
I Heart Book Gossip
All About {n}
The Bibliophilic Book Blog
Jen’s Book Talk
Chick with Books
Reading with Tequila
Pick of the Literate
Books Gardens & Dogs
Wendy’s Minding Spot
Revenge of the Booknerds
You Wanna Know What I Think?
Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm
Patricia’s Vampire Notes
SciFi Guy
The Wayfaring Writer
Book Soulmates


Virginia C said...

"I want the book"!

+1 Google Friend Connect Follower

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

tetewa said...

Sounds good, I'd like to be included!

Lorri Jeanne said...

I don't want to be entered, I'm just visiting tour participants...

We both liked/enjoyed this book also--can hardly wait for the second one!

rubynreba said...

"I want the book"!

rubynreba said...

I follow

clenna said...

I want that book!

I follow

clenna at aol dot com

lingeorge said...

I want that book!

lingeorge said...

And, yes, I follow

holdenj said...

I want the book!

I'm a follower as well.


purplg8r said...

I want the book!

+1 follower
+2 And I blogged about the contest here.


Dina said...

I want the book! aitmama at gmail

Dina said...


Dina said...

Shared on FB just now:

Dina said...

Shared on FB

heather said...

I want the book! Big time!!!

+1 for being a follower
+2 - tweeted -

Jasmyn said...

I want the book! It sounds great

+1 I am a follower!


Anna ♥ said...

I want the book! It sounds like a great read.

+1 Follower

+2 Sidebar:

Anna ♥

Michelle said...

I'd love to read this one, count me in!

I'm a follower.

mmillet at gmail dot com

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