Hello my pretties! Today is S Day of the A to Z Blogging Challenge, and I'm happy to use this day to tell you about Daughters of Night: Sanctuary!
For starters, DON: Sanctuary was my first book ever written, and was self published via CreateSpace for paperback, as well as Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and Nook Press (formerly PubIt!) for eBook formats. It took me a rather lengthy time to write it, mostly because I never have time to breathe let alone do something I want, but it was worth it to finally see my name on a book, and knowing people are finally reading what I poured my heart and soul into.
So without further ado, I'd love to introduce you to Sanctuary!
Carmen Heathers is a 17 year old girl from a small town in Kentucky, and practically her whole life has been spent fighting childhood leukemia. Then one day, her luck suddenly changes. A guy from school offers to pick her up from her trailer park home and drive her out to her doctor's appointment. It just so happens he is the incredibly sexy Gaviyn Hartford, and Carmen's biggest crush.
She knows there's something special about him, but she can't put her finger on it. Not even when she blacks out for the whole drive, hypnotized by Gaviyn's seductive eyes.
The doctor delivers unbelievably good news, and for the first time in her life, Carmen can start dreaming about a future-one without doctors and needles, sickness and frailty. She even considers Prom, knowing that it was a long shot that she'd ever get a date. But fate sometimes has a sick, twisted sense of humor.
Still in the heart of Redneckville, Carmen is in the wrong place at the wrong time when a stray bullet steals every last happy dream as the blood pours out of her body. But Gaviyn has a secret. One that after countless centuries, he finally shares with Carmen.
Gaviyn is a vampire.
Unable to bear watching her die, he does the unthinkable and changes Carmen into a vampire as well, and has to come to terms with the curse he placed upon her.
Carmen finally sees the world through new eyes-ones that see a life with infinite possibilities. Soon, Gaviyn reveals to Carmen her lineage of witchcraft, and before long, Carmen has learned of her new powers both as a witch and as a vampire. She is living it up in Gaviyn's secret and protected castle-like home, until another bomb is dropped on her.
Gaviyn is forced to tell Carmen of their history, revealing to her how she had lived multiple lives, and in each one, he had to watch her die before having a chance to be with her, all courtesy of The Eradicators.
Suddenly, Carmen's life is in danger again, and with Gaviyn at her side, she has to fight for her life-and her immortal soul-against the ones who have stolen her life innumerable times. They enlist the help of an old friend of Gaviyn's, Quinn of Verona, and his coven of vampires and witches, known as Sanctuary.
But Quinn has a secret. One that could destroy Carmen and Gaviyn once and for all. In the end, a great sacrifice will be made...but at what cost?
Come back tomorrow for T day!! :)