Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Hullo darlings!! Welcome to my snazzy-licious stop on the Pretty Dark Nothing tour! I'm excited to share some AWESOME goodies with ya today! Like seriously. BE EXCITED EVERYONE. I present, for your entertainment and enjoyment...PRETTY DARK NOTHING!!! [Hah, I feel like Caesar Flickerman...]



Pretty Dark Nothing
by Heather L. Reid
Published: 4.23.13
Pages: 321

Quinn is a normal teenager, but for 23 days she has not slept for more than a few minutes at a time. Demons have invaded her dreams, stalking her and whispering of her death. The lack of sleep and crippling fear are ruining her life, and energy drinks and caffeine pills don't help. Then Quinn dozes off in the school hallway, and Aaron, an amnesiac with psychic ability, accidentally enters her nightmare. Aaron has a secret locked away in his memory that the demons are determined to keep him from discovering. Together, Quinn and Aaron can banish the darkness back to the underworld for good, but the demons will stop at nothing to drive the two apart.
DOESN'T THIS BOOK SOUND AMAZING?!!!!!!! *this is where you nod your head* And guys, the authors is also kinda amazing. She wrote this mega-fantastic post on Demons for ya! So I'm gonna shut up and you can read!

-Why Demons Are Appealing to Writers-
Demons appear throughout history and in many different cultures and religions. They take many forms, some truly evil, others, like in Greek mythology, are actually spirits of divine inspiration. From Mesopotamian storm demons to Jinn, to more modern ideas of evil spirits manipulating humans, there are endless stories to tell. 

To me, demons are a way to make sense out of the scary and dark things that happen in this world. For Pretty Dark Nothing, the demons are built on the idea that they feed on the darkness living inside humans and exploit that, they magnify the insecurities and self-doubt that live inside all of us and then use that pain and suffering to gain power and create chaos. In a way, the demons are a metaphor for depression and the helplessness that comes along with that. 

We all have inner demons we battle, those voices that tell us we’re not good enough, taunt us, paralyze us with fear. That’s when the idea for a novel started to form. I asked myself what would happen if those negative voices, inner demons weren’t imagined. What would happen if they were real and they started to manifest outside the dream world? What if they influenced things around us and what if you were the only one that could see them? That’s when Quinn and the idea for Pretty Dark Nothing was born. The story grew from there. 

The fight between good and evil is a universal theme that all human kind can relate to and has always fascinated me. Weather the demons are fallen angels, minions of Satan, or metaphors for the darkness that lives inside all of us, the personification of evil still captivates the imagination.


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Heather L. Reid eats mayonnaise on her fries, loves men in kilts, and met her husband playing Star Wars Galaxies online. This native Texan now lives with her Scottish hubby in North Ayrshire, Scotland, where she wanders the moors in search of Heathcliff and William Wallace.  

Seriously peeps. She lives in SCOTLAND. How legit is that? I want to go on a bookish trip to visit her just because of that awesomeness. But anyway. There is one more happy thing I've got for you...a giveaway!!! The Grand prize includes a signed copy of PRETTY DARK NOTHING, bookmarks, sleep mask, and nail polish! (US Only). Five ebook copies of PRETTY DARK NOTHING will also be given away, open internationally. You are not tempted. You are now going to enter. *waves hands in front of your face*   
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And with that awesomeness, I am done here! It was a blast having this beauty and it's creator on the blog! Thanks so much to Month9Books and Heather for letting me on the tour! Don't forget to check this book out and leave a rocking comment for Heather below! HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!!!!!!! XX,


6 comments:

  1. That's a twist to demons! If demons mean anything not-earthly, then there sure is lots of book based on them-- or trying to explain and imagine demons as the dark and scary things in the world. There's a demon in everyone so... Yes! Will be looking out for Pretty Dark Nothing!!

    Alicia @ Summer Next Top Story

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  2. Excellent guest post! I'm relatively new to the demon trope in books, and I like the wide variety of interpretation there is in that. Also, a Texan moving to Scotland for love....well, heck, before I met Fedora that was my DREAM! ;)

    I'm putting this book on my TBR pile, for sure!

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  3. Fantastic guest post! I really like the take that they're like our insecurities and our "inner demons" which kind of makes them easier to relate to :)

    Pretty Dark Nothing looks like such a fantastic booki need to add it to my TBR now thanks for sharing Hinky! :)

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  4. Hannah, thank you so much for hosting me on your blog! I had so much fun!

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  5. Awesome post! I definitely think our fascination with demons is derived from a desire to physically "battle" our own personal demons.

    ...and PRETTY DARK NOTHING is amazing. Hope I win the grand prize!!

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