23 Jun 2014

Dwellers of Darkness by Stacey Marie Brown

Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown
(Darkness #1)
Publication date: February 13th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance

Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo.
Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her.
When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for trouble teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible.
Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.

Fire in the Darkness by Stacey Marie Brown
(Darkness #2)
Publication date: August 31st 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance

It's been four weeks since Ember Brycin witnessed what her powers are capable of. The Electrical Current Storm has turned Seattle, Washington into a natural disaster zone. The death toll is in the thousands with countless others homeless and hungry.
And Ember is the one who caused it. Something she will have to live with every day.
Those people who were unable to escape either turned quickly into gangs or live in shelters. Ember, on the other hand, can’t do either. With a price on her head and a Dark Dweller on her ass, she is constantly on the move. Both Light and Dark are hunting her for their own purpose to use her as a weapon or a pawn in the war between the Unseelie King of the Dark and the Seelie Queen of the Light.
Em needs help but doesn’t know who to trust: Lars, the mystery man Torin told her to find? Torin, the Seelie Queen’s personal knight, who has sworn to keep Em safe? Or Eli, who wants to turn her over to the Unseelie King, but whom she has an undeniable, intense connection with?
No matter what she chooses she will probably lose—her life or everything and everyone she loves.

Dwellers of Darkness by Stacey Marie Brown
(Darkness #3)
Publication date: February 27th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance

Some days feel like years, but in Ember Brycin’s case just the opposite is true. She had only been in the Otherworld for a day or two when she returned back to the Earth’s realm. But it is three years later on Earth. Em is now 22. It would matter if she was human, but she’s not. She is a Dae, part Demon and part Fay, with a little Dark Dweller thrown in to make her even more of a freak.
Seeing Seattle rebuilt only confirms she has been gone three years. For her it was not long ago that the Seattle area was just rubble of concrete and death. All done by her hand.
One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is her undeniable connection to Eli Dragen, who is sexy, gorgeous, and even more volatile and frustrating. But her problems go way past him. The Seelie Queen of the Otherworld still holds Mark, Em’s father, and her friends, Ryan, and Josh as hostages. Em needs to rescue them without, once again, getting caught and being used as a pawn to help the Queen regain possession of Earth. At the same time Ember is in hot water with Lars, the Unseelie King, after breaking her contract with him.
As some secrets have come to light others seem to become even more enigmatic. The only truth Ember knows is,everyone is harboring secrets. As Eli’s past is revealed, Em understands more clearly why he acts the way he does and how much their lives are intertwined. But she also knows Eli is holding something back, something that could change their relationship forever.
Em herself continues to wrestle with her feelings toward Torin and her own secret she’s withholding from Kennedy. As the tension for war mounts between the Seelie and Unseelie (Light and Dark), the tension at the Dark Dweller’s compound mounts even more as they prepare to obtain the sword no matter what the price. But is Ember the answer to the location of the sword? Is she the one to fulfill the prophecy? As usual nothing is ever what it seems.
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What inspires you as an author? And what, in particular, inspired Dwellers of Darkness?
Finding inspiration, or your muse, to help you write can come from the most random, unconventional places. It doesn’t matter if it is non-traditional or traditional as long as it leads you to writing. Every day my muse can be different. It can be simply a song I am listening to or the second iced coffee in an hour I consumed. Inspiration for me never comes from one source but from several: reading, music, walks in the forest, a picture, art . . . my love for caffeine. All of them have contributed to my novel, Dwellers of Darkness. Although it is the third book in the series and the themes were already there, I still needed inspiration to have the story come alive.
I have always loved reading fantasy. I was the kid who wrote my own Goonies-style adventure books. Several years ago, I became obsessed with reading every type of fantasy out there, going through a ridiculous amount of books a week. Between the books that left me lacking to the books that had me crying because their next novel wouldn’t be out for another year, my own story started to take hold.
Writing was always something I did on the side, but I never really thought about it as a career. That’s now changed. It took me awhile to get here. When I was in my early twenties, I went to Los Angeles, seeking that stereotypical want-to- be-actress (aka waitress) role. I didn’t fit in LA as an actress since I spent more time fascinated by the production sets than any of the stars on them. I loved the world they created. Being on set never ruined the magic for me; it only made me more captivated. You could disappear into this world and become part of it. To all the Buffy/Angel fans out there, I spent an extraordinary time on those sets because of that. Even though the sets didn’t ruin the magic for me, Los Angles certainly did. I lost all inspiration to act or be a part of it.
Leaving the land of “broken dreams,” I traveled the world. Writing started to return to me while on a train looking out at the luscious rolling hills of England and the sun-ripened hills of Greece and Italy. Writing can’t help but find its way back to you when you live and travel in other parts of the world. I felt awed in New Zealand and overcome on the beaches of the Phi-Phi Islands in Thailand. Inspiration was everywhere.
I came back to the states determined to change my life. While I went to design school, I started reading and writing, trying to capture all those feeling I felt when I traveled. Was it a way to escape the real world? Undoubtedly. And I am sure therapists would line up to have me on their couches. But, I am happy in my fantasy world. The fact others feel the same way when reading my novels only enhances that excitement for me.
After finishing three years of design school with monstrous loans to prove it, I was an Interior Designer/Home Stager by trade . . . or so I thought. I found myself resenting work because it got in the way of my writing—the time I could concentrate on developing the characters and plot of the first book in the series, Darkness of Light.
Characters, scenes, and distinct voices started to come to me and wouldn’t let me sleep. Usually this is a sure sign you’re crazy, but that was something I already knew. This was different. I had to write. The voices wanted out and would not take no for an answer.
While my world developed into a book, I realized that my days as an actress and set/interior designer had been leading me here—to my true passion. Creating worlds was always something I did whether by writing, acting or designing. It is funny when something has been there the whole time, but it takes you a while to acknowledge it. I even used to write stories for my friends about our escapades and bind them, giving them as Christmas gifts.
The Darkness Series was inspired from all of this. It had been there growing, waiting till I finally came to my senses and acknowledged it. The people I’ve met and the experiences I’ve had in my life are all somewhere in my books.
And let’s admit . . . the fact I can write from home in my fuzzy pjs only makes it that much better.

Stacey Marie Brown by day is an Interior/Set Designer, by night a writer of Paranormal Fantasy, Adventure, and Literary Fiction. She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. Even before she could write, she was creating stories and making up intricate fantasies. Writing came as easy as breathing. She later turned that passion into acting, living and traveling abroad, and designing. Though she had never stopped writing, moving back to San Francisco seemed to have brought it back to the forefront and this time it would not be ignored.
When she’s not writing she’s out hiking, spending time with friends, traveling, listening to music, or designing.

Tour wide giveaway
--First two books in the Darkness series (signed) with tote bag (US only) - Picture Attached!
--Signed copy of Dwellers of Darkness + pouch (US only) - Picture Attached!
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