Published by HarperCollins on 2012-10-30
Genres: Fiction, General, Paranormal, Romance
The addictive, enthralling debut by online sensation Abigail Gibbs. The sexiest romance you’ll read this year.
One moment can change your life forever…
For Violet Lee, a chance encounter on a darkened street draws her into a world beyond her wildest imaginings, a timeless place of vast elegance and immeasurable wealth – of beautiful mansions and lavish parties – where a decadent group of friends live for pleasure alone. A place from which there is no escape… no matter how hard Violet tries.
Yet all the riches in the world can’t mask the darkness that lies beneath the gilded surface, embodied in the charismatic but dangerous Kaspar Varn.
Violet and Kaspar surrender to a passion that transcends their separate worlds – but it’s a passion that comes at a price.
As featured on BBC Breakfast, Sky News, Sunday Times, Guardian, Mail Online, Huffington Post and Sugarscape.
International sensation Abigail Gibbs draws us even further into the dangerous and romantic world of the Dark Heroines with AUTUMN ROSE, book two of her breathtakingly magical paranormal series.
Somewhere in a sleepy seaside town in England, Autumn Rose is living a seemingly quite life. But, buried deep under the surface are dark secrets. Autumn’s been dealing with a lot — her grandmother is dead and the whirling social scene of London in which she was brought up is a world away. To make matters worse, she’s shunned and condemned at her new school, all because of the swirling marks on her skin that prevent her from blending in.
At school, the appearance of a handsome young man sends her world in turmoil. He shares the same markings as Autumn, and knows many of the secrets she’s tried to keep hidden. His arrival at school thrusts her into the limelight, with the unexpected popularity bringing danger as her secrets threaten to come to light. And, Autumn keeps dreaming of a human girl who is about to be seduced by a very dark Prince. Time is her enemy, and she must figure out how to save the human before it is too late.
AUTUMN ROSE continues Abigail Gibbs phenomenal Dark Heroine series with an alluring story of romance, hidden secrets, and captivating magic.
~~~~About the Charater~~~~
Name: Autumn Rose Al-Summers, Duchess of England.
Age: 16 – just!
Occupation: Student and Guardian (protector) of a human school.
Physical Description: Quite short but with that-must-be-a-corset curves. Blonde hair and golden Sagean scars across her right side.
Likes: Privacy; dresses; dancing; Inter-Dimensional politics.
Dislikes: Interfering, nosy idiots; flat shoes; ignorant humans.
Relationship Status: Single.
Typical Friday Night: Working a part-time job at a café; surfing the internet and papers for news of what is going on at the Athenean court; ignoring parents; emailing friends studying abroad.
Drink of Choice: The highly, highly illegal (unless you’re a vampire) human blood shooter.
Favorite Food: Tomatoes.
Favorite Song: Just one? Fate by Selectracks; Human Hostage by the Sagean band Leeches – because who doesn’t like an anti-establishment song about a girl kidnapped by vampires?
Choice of Transportation: Flying!
Best Memory to Date: Being admired at court, age 12, and realising just how much power the Al-Summers family wielded.
Words to live by:
“Where are the song of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too…”
– John Keats Ode To Autumn
TOUR GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
$30 gift card to Starbucks, paperback of “The Dark Heroine: Dinner With a Vampire” (book 1) and some surprise Avon paranormal romance titles.
RUNNER UP: one runner up will receive a $20 gift card to Amazon