Today I am so excited to feature one of my favorite debut authors of 2011. If you haven't read A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies - you're missing out. Oh, Asher. *sigh* We also have one copy of the book to give away so be sure to check out that information after the guest post and summary. A big thank you to Jocelyn and her publisher for participating.
Asher and Devin from A Beautiful Dark state their cases for Skye’s Heart:
Skye is passionate—she just doesn’t know it yet. She has so much potential inside to be great and powerful, and she can’t squander it all by sticking to the rules. Rules are for dorks like Devin who don’t know how to live. Mindless guardians who need their lives mapped out for them. Skye already has the urge to break free burning within her. That’s why she’s a skier. She tests those limits every day. She just needs someone to push her a little over the edge, you know? And if there’s one thing I was born to do, it’s that. I can show her that it’s okay to break out of her shell and not always be so guarded. And once she does, she’ll be able to be free from the destiny that controls her. All I want is to give her the freedom to live her own life, no matter how messy and beautiful. She may have the blood of a Guardian and a Rebel, but she has a heart like mine. Someone who wants to throw themselves at life head-first and never look back. Someone who is willing to fight for what they believe in. And I’ll fight by her side. I always will.
Don’t let his bravado fool you. The Rebel doesn’t know what Skye needs any better than she does. He’s selfish by nature, and he believes without a shadow of a doubt that his way is the right way. But there is so much more to the story. There is so much more to Skye’s heart than what Asher wants to see. A whole other half of it, in fact. Another kind of blood that rushes through her veins. The world doesn’t thrive on chaos. Civilizations exist because there are rules in place to govern and keep peace. Imagine a world with no order. Violence and destruction would be the way of things, darkness would rule supreme. Human life is the same. Skye has had a difficult life, she has endured pain and grief, loneliness, heartache. I can give her calm and peace. Rules to live by, order to keep her sane. Difficult choices would be made for her. She needs someone to make her feel safe and guarded from danger. Someone who wants to take her pain, and give her the happiness she deserves. I am the one who can give her those things. I can help her be the best version of herself.
Who do you think is the right choice for Skye? Vote now!
(Leaving your vote in the comments will earn you +2 entries into this giveaway.)
On the night of Skye's seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites;like fire and ice;Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye's life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past. In the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to terms with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can't help falling for, and Devin, who she can't stay away from, the consequences of Skye's choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine.
Now for the giveaway details! We have one copy of A Beautiful Dark to offer up to our followers. Want it?
* You must be a Reading Lark follower
* You must be 13+ years old
* You must be a US Resident - No PO Boxes
* You must fill out the A Beautiful Dark Giveaway form!
* Leaving a comment on this post will earn you +3 entries into the giveaway.
One winner will be chosen using random.org. The contest runs from December 15-20.