Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"Darkness Rising" by Elle Chardou {Review & Giveaway - Ends 7/29}

About the Book:

A Pureblood...
Julien Gasquet belongs to the notorious Lycan clan, the Gasquet Pack based in New Orleans. After a vicious argument, he storms out of the compound and decides to spend the night with his sister, Jolie, in Baton Rouge.

A Half-breed...
Martina Beauchamp is considered an abomination to the Lycans as she isn't a pureblood and doesn't have a pack to call her own. She meets Julien after a horrifying incident forces her to flee her home and her car breaks down in the parking lot next to his truck.

The attraction Julien and Martina experience from the moment they meet isn't about lust or a one night stand. However, when the pack is involved in every decision a werewolf makes, is a happy ending at all possible?

About the Author:

Elle Chardou is a pseudonym for Danielle Blanchard Benson. Danielle Blanchard Benson is a world traveler and author of several different series.

Ms. Blanchard Benson is the author of Beginnings: Book I (The Plague), Death Wish: Book I, Better off Dead: Book II and Death Lair: A Novella (all from The Vamp Saga), The Catalyst: Book One (The Pop Stars) and The Beautiful People series.

She is currently working on Love Voodoo: Book I (DeGeneration), Apocalypse 2012: Book II (The Plague), Hart Attack: Book I (The Hart Family Saga), The Making of a Star: Book Two (The Pop Stars) and Queen of the Undead: Book III (The Vamp Saga).

Ms. Blanchard Benson has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Elle Chardou pens "Darkness Rising" with twists and turns while her characters have so much passion, tenderness and power that will totally capture your attention. This is paranormal romance novella with sexy good times, smokin' hot werewolves, toned bodies and explicit language. But you will find no blood, gore or closed door sex scenes.  I love Elle Chardou's work and can't wait for the next book in the series.

I give Darkness Rising a 4 star rating.


Giveaway consists of:  E-book (10) of Darkness Rising and Print book of the double novella collection Darkness Rising and The Dawn of Darkness (5 signed by author)

USA and Canada ONLY for Print Book.  Ends 7/29/12

This is what the author said:  
"For the paperback giveaways, I thought it would be better to offer The Supernaturals Collection No. 1 (which is both Darkness Rising and The Dawn of Darkness in one book)." 

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* Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Innovative Online Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Innovated Online Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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