Whoever said money couldn't buy happiness has never starved a day in their lives.
My name is Aria Valencia, a third year classical music student at the university, and I was down to my last dollar. Some nights, I seriously considered working at the rippers just to make ends meet, but the thought of my dad's spirit--God rest his soul--scowling at me while I danced up on some drooling degenerate was enough to turn me off the idea completely.
And then one night, chance came knocking on my door under the guise of the Midnight Society, a secret cabal comprised of the most wealthy and influential souls this side of the Universe. Their leader was a man named Shadow, who was equally enigmatic as he was gorgeous and, for some mystifying reason, had his dark brooding eyes focused on me.
Seduced by the promises of fame and fortune in exchange for a seemingly innocent request, I soon found myself drawn into a provocative world filled with both vast riches and unending lies and it didn't take long for me to realize what being a part of the Midnight Society actually entailed: shiny things, sensual romance, and dead bodies.
Being with Shadow came with a terrible price, one that I wasn't willing to pay. There's a dark side to every love story, and this one was mine.
I didn't predict that this book would have such a dark story, in fact If I'd had known how thrilling the ending was going to be then I probably wouldn't have read it alone in the dark at 3am (yes, I'm a huge scaredy cat), but then again, only a brilliant author could make you feel just as terrified as the characters in the book! The story was expertly delivered and a refreshing change from the normal 'same ending, just a different path there'. It was totally unique in its storyline and the extra sexy bits didn't go amiss either ;).
I don't want to say too much and ruin the book for you in case you decide to give it a read, which I would strongly recommend, but I will share with you a cheeky little excerpt :
His presence cast a hush throughout the gardens. Shadow strolled towards the three women on their knees, stalking them with an animalistic grace.He was ominous, yet electrifying and I found myself trembling just standing in the same vicinity as he was.
“Your bride awaits you Shadow,” Calisto said to her brother.I glanced around and noticed that everyone had their head bowed in reverence of this man.It was disconcerting and this made me panic.This had to be a cult; there was no other logical explanation in my mind. Any second now, this Shadow fellow was going to pass out the Kool-Aid and we were all going to drink it and die.
There was still time for me to flee. I could pretend to use the bathroom and then sneak out the window or something. I had no idea where on the map this estate was, but that didn’t matter. I needed to escape and I could figure the rest out later.
I looked around to see if anyone else was watching me.Damn it, indeed someone was. Calisto’s eyes were deadlocked onto me.
I panicked and almost let loose a scream, but managed to contain myself. Thank God for the mask I was wearing, which hid the expressions on my face.Calisto smiled and winked at me, which I thought was a bizarre thing to do. I had no idea what was happening or what to expect, but I desperately wanted to be away from here.
There are three books in the midnight society series, this is book one and is only currently available on kindle, however Logan does have plans to release a Hardback copy *eeek*. Although you lucky lot have the chance to win 1 of 3 signed hardback copies right now thanks to the lovely Gabi from Lets Talk Books, just click here to be taken to her Facebook page for your chance to win! You can purchase the ebook from Amazon for £2.50 in the UK / $4.15 in the US and in my opinion it is worth every penny/cent.
Logan is currently writing his second book 'Penumbra' and you can keep up to date with his progress using the counter on his blog. This shows how far he has progressed in words and percentage so you can gauge how long until we finally get our hands on it! I will share a review of the second book as soon as I can, but for now lets learn a bit more about the author of the fantastic Midnight Society series...
The Author... Logan Patricks
Twenty three years later Logan spends his days in a suit and tie, working for the government on matters of network security. However his thoughts never strayed too far from the incendiary nature of love — the passionate fire that’s both scintillating and dangerous. Obsessed with exploring the steamy and mysterious side of human nature, Logan continues to create worlds filled with thrills, mystery, and of course, sex.
Many authors are unreachable, you never really get to speak with them but I love that you can chat to Logan by writing comments on the blog or tweeting him and actually get a response, its really nice to see such a down to earth guy just interacting with his readers.
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