Bay of Darkness by @magicstarra is a Trick or Treat Bonanza pick #paranormal #halloween #giveaway



Title: Bay of Darkness

Author: S.K. Andrews

Genre: Paranormal

Book Blurb:

After witnessing her fiancé’s murder and almost dying herself, Vivien Kelly’s mission is to destroy Dagda—a Celtic God turned demon. As a supernatural dark cloud looms over the Sahara, she finds herself drawn to the Northern California town of Half Moon Bay and a new life as a paranormal cleanser. There Vivien finds Dagda’s creatures tormenting the locals. Her own paranormal cleansing team—The Kelly Society— is born, and the race is on when people around her begin to die.

While banishing a banshee, Vivien meets Neal Harrington—a soul partner who can promise true happiness. But when Dagda’s black vapor creates a New World of darkness, her time is up. Can Vivien abandon everyone she loves and succumb to her past life’s barbaric force to defeat the demon? Her actions not only determine her future—but the future of the modern world.

Excerpt:

As they entered the foyer, Philip greeted the concierge. “Hi, Bruce.”

“Hey, I thought you were off to your dinner?”

“Yep— just forgot something.” He pushed the elevator call button.

“All I want to do is check my lipstick.”

“Well, you won’t have much time.” They entered the elevator. “I know just where I left my notes.”

“Really?”

“Yes. They are on my bedroom bureau.”

“Interesting, because I’ll bet they’re sitting on your mantel.”

He chuckled, leading her through the elevator door and down the hall. “I’ll take that bet.”

“Okay, let’s see.” Vivien’s head cocked to one side. “I need a new pair of gloves.”

Opening the door, Philip beamed with delight. “Done! If they’re on the mantel, I’ll buy you the most expensive pair of gloves in Manhattan!”

“I’m holding you to that.” Her laughter ended when unadulterated fear erupted in goose bumps all over her arms.

He stopped in the doorway. “Are you coming in?”

“I’ll be right there.” She opened her purse.

“Okay.” He walked inside, leaving the door open.

The clasp snapped as she closed her evening bag—the sound resonating in her ears. As if she had no will of her own, Vivien looked behind her. Her eyes settled on something unbelievable. A dark crawling mist in the shape of a man hovered in the hallway. It seemed to be staring at her. After a chilling moment, the thing propelled itself through the wall.

All breathing stopped. Had she lost her mind? She would blame fatigue for the hallucination, but she felt fit and well.

Oh my God! It’s in the apartment with Philip!

The realization snapped her out of the trance. Running inside with a pounding heart, she found him in front of the fireplace.

“You were right. Here are my notes.” Shaking his head, he caught her eyes with a smirk.

Grabbing his arm, she pulled him out of the room. They had to get out now. There wasn’t a second to lose. “C’mon, we’ll be late.”

Puzzled, he pulled back. “Wait a minute. Didn’t you want to fix your lipstick?”

“No!” Not wanting to alarm him, she tried to sound blasé. “So, how does it feel being Journalist of the Year?”

His lips wrinkled into a smug smile, as she pulled him. “I’ll have to ponder that for a moment.”

A loud crash startled them. Shattered remnants of a glass vase lay on the living room floor.

“What the hell?” Releasing his arm, Philip ran back inside to investigate.

“Philip no!” She tried to snatch his hand, but he was out of reach.

Buy Links (including Goodreads and BookBub):

https://www.amazon.com/Darkness-Kelly-Society-S-K-Andrews-ebook/dp/B07WDL6HT6

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50086707-bay-of-darkness?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=4oKr48m3E9&rank=1

https://www.bookbub.com/books/bay-of-darkness-by-s-k-andrews

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bay-of-darkness-s-k-andrews/1133270256?ean=2940160842516

https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781509227792


If you could dress up as anything or anyone this Halloween, what or who would it be and why?

I would dress up as Wonder Woman, completely covered in shiny silver and brass metallic gear that Gal Gadot wore in the most recent movie. The character of Diana and her uniform are symbolic of truth and justice, which besides fun spooky stuff, is what occupies my mind during this Halloween season of 2020.

Explain why your featured book is a treat to read:

Bay of Darkness is a perfect Halloween indulgence—a tingling, scary, heartfelt, romantic, and fun escape into the paranormal trials of Vivien Kelly and her team to save our world from a Celtic demon gone rogue!

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Author Biography:

Starra Andrews grew up in Laguna Beach, California, body surfing in the Pacific Ocean, writing fantasy stories, and acting on stage. Having been influenced by the powerful scripts of Rod Serling and Richard Matheson from The Twilight Zone, she gravitated toward paranormal stories laden with hope. Writing supernatural tales became her passionate hobby, in between life in the theatre. She loves to sip on hazelnut coffee, while reading a riveting ghost story, or while typing up an exciting new chapter of her own. After attaining a B.A. degree in Theatre from University of California, Irvine, and attending LACC Acting Academy, an idea sparked for interviewing actors to help student actors. Her non-fiction book The Pursuit of Acting; Working Actors Share Their Experience and Advice was published by Praeger Publishers/ABC CLIO. In Fiction, her new heroine, psychic & paranormal cleanser Vivien Kelly and her team are in a race to rid the modern world of deadly Celtic creatures in her book trilogy The Kelly Society. Bay of Darkness, the first book of the series and has been awarded Finalist in the N.N. Light Book Awards 2019, and Finalist in the Readers Favorite Book Awards 2020. Starra lives in upstate NY with her two cats, Audrey Hepburn and Vivien Leigh.

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