Dec 17, 2009

The Better Part of Darkness - Tour and Contest

The Better Part of Darkness
by Kelly Gay
Pocket, Nov. 2009

From the publisher: Divorced mother of one, Charlie Madigan, lives in a world where the beings of heaven and hell exist among us, and they aren't the things of Sunday school lessons and Hallmark figurines. In the years since the Revelation, they've become our co-workers, neighbors, and fellow citizens. Charlie works for ITF (Integration Task Force). It's her job to see that the continued integration of our new "friends" goes smoothly and everyone obeys the law, but when a  new off-world drug is released in Underground Atlanta, her daughter is targeted, and her ex-husband makes a fateful bargain to win her back, there's nothing in heaven or earth (or hell for that matter) that Charlie won't do to set things right. 

The Darkest Edge of Dawn (Charlie Madigan, Book 2) coming August 31, 2010.

[BTW I have almost finished my copy of this title [thank you, Pocket Books] and find it to be a brilliant, imaginative story with a strong (even sexy) heroine who unlike most in the urban fantasy world has the responsibilities of raising a child.] Longer review to come.

Thanks to Pocket Books two  US readers (No P. O Boxes please)  will have a chance to win a copy of The Better Part of Darkness


To enter the contest name the city (or place) that is the setting for your favorite paranormal story, series, or character. ex: Atlanta home of Kate Daniels; or Atlanta setting for the Charlie Madigan series; or New Orleans, Lestat's favorite hangout, etc.

If your email is not associated with your ID, please put the address in your response.

The contest ends Dec. 31, 2009 at 11:59 pm wherever you live.

Good luck to all!


booklover0226 said...

I love New Orleans as a paranormal setting. I've been there and just love the "old world" feel.

I also like London as a setting. Again, another "old world" feel to it.

Tracey D
booklover0226 At gmail DOT com

Jamie said...

I like Canada in Michelle Rowen's series. The underground city is cool.


Simply Stacie said...

I like Forks, Washington from the Twilight series.

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Sage Ravenwood said...

I would have to say New Orleans from Anne Rice's the Mayfair Witches series.

She gives it that haunting quality that makes you sit back and make the transition from the past to the present easily.

Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

Andrea I said...

I love New Orleans, the home of Dante Baptiste and Club Hell.

Julie S said...

Ok, Forks, Washington. Yes from Twilight. Hehe


Asylumgirl said...

What about fictional Morganville, Texas, home of the vampires in Rachel Caine's vampire series?

deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

IT Boss Lady said...

My new favorite is Savannah GA, home of Mira from Jocelynn Drake's Dark Days Series.

Patricia Altner said...

Posted for MaryD44

That would be Bontemps, Louisiana. I even like the name, which means Good Time. That is what you get with the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. You never know who or what you will meet coming down the road.

Lorri S said...

I DON'T want to be entered, I'm just visiting other tour participants today.

Very good book!

Anonymous said...

I love Keri Arthur's Melbourne.

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Sandy G said...

I love London in Caitlin Kittredge's Black London series

Sandy G
sgiden AT verizon DOT net

Jackie said...

Since I live in Texas have to of course use it for my favorite setting because love to read books with characters from my home state.
I picked the town of Rio Seco Texas as my favorite setting for the "Blood Line Series" by Maria Lima about
character Keira Kelly.

Jackie B Central Texas


Roxy said...

I'd have to say Cincinatti... I love the Hollows books by Kim Harrison.

Martha Lawson said...

New Orleans is my favorite place for books (of any kind) to be set.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

donnas said...

Chicago in the Chicagoland Vampire series and The Dresdon Files.

jeanette8042 said...

I love Chicago for Chloe Neill's vampire series!

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Kimberly B. said...

Well, somebody already mention Cincinnati, home of the Hollows series, which is one of my favorites. I'd also say Sherwood, Maryland, home of Jeri Smith-Ready's WVMP series! Thanks!

heatwave16 said...

It has to be Cincinati, OH which is the home of Kim Harrison's Hollows series.

justpeachy36 said...

It would have to be New Orleans, I love Anne Rice and the way she portrayed the city, in Interview With a Vampire just made it come to life.

Please enter me in the contest.

Anonymous said...

The Black Dagger Brotherhood's New York!

Anna ♥

Janicu said...

This is a hard question.. I guess it would be Atlanta. I love the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.

Howell-Martin's Blog said...

St. Louis, home of the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton. Blake and company are hot!

Dawn M. said...

Since Atlanta/Kate Daniels has already been mentioned, I'm going to go with my other favorite, Tri-Cities in Washington state for the Mercy Thompson series.

Thanks! :0)
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Virginia C said...

Los Angeles is the home of Angel and Company. With all the human freaks, geeks and goobers in L.A., the paranormal people fit right in!

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

debijackson said...

I love the mansions of the old south for paranormal settings. Seems so realistic that ghosts might visit.

tetewa said...

Morganville, Texas for The Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine!

Michelle said...

I've been seeing a lot of this book lately and it looks good. THanks for the heads up.

You named my top pick for UF cities: Atlanta a la Kate Daniels - I grew up in Atlanta and boy do I wish it had been like that when I lived there!

mmillet at gmail dot com

Cybercliper said...

No doubt about it - that would be New Orleans - home to many of Kenyon's Dark Hunters!!! annhonATaolDOTcom

Amanda Makepeace said...

Mine would be Bontemps, home to Sookie Stackhouse. :-)

Happy Holidays!



FrankSandy said...

New Orleans for Anne Rice.

Anonymous said...

Forks in the Twilight series.

jellybelly82158 said...

Have to say Cincinatti. I like the Hollows which is really across the river in KY. But I love Kim Harrison's books
Julie S.

prashant said...

like Forks, Washington from the Twilight series.

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Patricia Altner said...

Posted for Karen94066

Harper Connelly and her brother Tolliver, live in St. Louis but grew up in Texarkana.
They travel constantly, so it does not feel like they have a home.
This is a Charlaine Harris series.

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