Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Andy Gavin
Before you read on, I just want to add my 2 cents at the top here. Andy approached me and asked if I would review his book. I was very impressed he gave sample chapters, as bloggers we read constantly to be able to bring you our reviews etc. I read constantly and get little sleep and I love it! But, there are so many hours in the day , plus living your own life and writing etc.


I received my lovely signed book yesterday ( Thankyou Andy)  , granted I have only read 8 Chapters (the day is young), I will be unashamedly bounding back to bed in a minute to keep reading. I highly recommend that you guys take up Andy's offer as this book is awesome. By page 6, I was going EeeeEEppppp!!!!

Andy's writing detail is incredible and not over done. I am very bouncy to read what is in store for these characters. If you like Cassandra Clare's style of writing, you will like Andy's writing style, although he goes darker, creepier.

Sarah is so intelligent, Sam and Anne are twins, Alex is somebody I think I may have a Team T-shirt for...not sure yet?
I take notes when I review books, you should see my notes already! So based on what I have only read, you would be nuts as bloggers and readers not to take up Andy's offer for 48 hours only!!!

Giselle and Ashley ( The Bookish Brunette ) I think this book is up your alley, so to speak.

I am nabbing Andy for an interview etc as he sounds very interesting, I mean founded Naughty Dog Inc at age 15! Created , produced and directed over a dozen video games , including Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter franchises , selling over 40 million units!! Pretty cool, hey?

Have I got ya'll interest peeked yet?

Take it away Andy......

FREE Two Days Only: A Vampire Novel with Actual Bite!

As the modern world establishes itself and pushes the supernatural into the shadows, the supernatural fights back.

The Darkening Dream is a chilling new dark fantasy novel by Andy Gavin, creator of Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter, that has received rave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads and is FREE for two days only on Amazon Kindle (February 7th to 8th)! 
Long-time readers of dark historical fantasy (Tim Powers, Guy Gavriel Kay, Katherine Kurtz) will appreciate the weaving together of mythology, occult, and religion, while younger readers and fans of HBO dramas (True Blood, Carnivàle) or urban fantasy (Laurell K. Hamilton, Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher) will be drawn to the twisted imagination, graphic action, and romantic tension.

About The Darkening Dream

Even as the modern world pushes the supernatural aside in favor of science and steel, the old ways remain. God, demon, monster, and sorcerer alike plot to regain what was theirs.
1913, Salem, Massachusetts – Sarah Engelmann’s life is full of friends, books, and avoiding the pressure to choose a husband, until an ominous vision and the haunting call of an otherworldly trumpet shake her. When she stumbles across a gruesome corpse, she fears that her vision was more of a premonition. And when she sees the murdered boy moving through the crowd at an amusement park, Sarah is thrust into a dark battle she does not understand.

With the help of Alex, an attractive Greek immigrant who knows a startling amount about the undead, Sarah sets out to uncover the truth. Their quest takes them to the factory mills of Salem, on a midnight boat ride to spy on an eerie coastal lair, and back, unexpectedly, to their own homes. What can Alex’s elderly, vampire-hunting grandfather and Sarah’s own rabbi father tell them? And what do Sarah’s continuing visions reveal?

No less than Gabriel’s Trumpet, the tool that will announce the End of Days, is at stake, and the forces that have banded to recover it include a 900 year-old vampire, a trio of disgruntled Egyptian gods, and a demon-loving Puritan minister. At the center of this swirling cast is Sarah, who must fight a millennia-old battle against unspeakable forces, knowing the ultimate prize might be her very soul.
The Reviews Are In

"A vampire novel with actual bite." ~The Kirkus Reviews

"Mr. Gavin has brought something refreshingly new to a genre now suffused with poorly-concealed bodice-rippers which have more in common with Fabio than Bram Stoker: depth. His big baddies are scary, not romantic interests, and the added religious lore is complex and engaging. Don't expect another Twilight -- the story can get downright creepy, so be prepared for a return to the old horror sensibilities of supernatural fiction." ~Amazon Review

"With Mr. Gavin's video-game pedigree, I was expecting something aimed squarely at the 18-25 year old fanboy contingent; what I got in The Darkening Dream was something wholly unexpected: A period novel with a female protagonist, a crash-course on Judaism in the colonial years, and multi-layered series of plot arcs featuring a crazy cast of natural and supernatural characters populating 18th Century Colonial America." ~Amazon Review

"…A perfect blend of mystery, magic and myth. A grown-up Grimm's fairy tale...emphasis on grim." ~Amazon Review

Have Fun With your Freebie



  1. Now this will start USA time, not Aussie time. I think 2pm Aussie time is midnight USA time.


  2. Thanks for sharing Michelle! I snapped this up. Sounds interesting and you know how I love my freebies ;)

    I actually tried to get it earlier today, but wasn't able to--good thing i'm persistent and came back!

  3. Hey Rachel, Always nice to show you a freebie:D



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