Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Rise from Darkness by Ciara Knight Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop in the RISE FROM DARKNESS by Ciara Knight Blog Tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. Today on my stop we have Guest Post + an awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway!! 

Rise from Darkness

Rise from Darkness
Ciara Knight
(Battle for Souls #1)
Published: September 24th, 2014
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy

Alexander Lorre gives new meaning to the term "tormented teen." He's a newly fallen angel, which means he has the self-control of a three-year-old, the hormones of a teenager and the strength of an angel. When he rescues Gaby Moore from drowning, the chemistry between them is undeniable. With a local demon threatening Gaby's life, he struggles to find a balance between remaining close enough to protect her but distant enough to control his desires.

As danger draws closer, Gaby uncovers shattering secrets that will lead to an ultimate choice. Will she fight alongside her father, an earthbound hunter killing fallen angels and demons, give into the demon blood coursing through her veins and join the demon world, or save the man she loves from both? The first two choices damn her, but the last one could destroy them all.



It’s not always black and white:

In stories, as in life, sometimes feelings and situations cannot be clearly labeled. For example, I was watching the news the other day and saw a story of a man that was arrested for assault. Okay, that’s clear, right? Then the story continued to reveal that he was protecting an innocent child. That made me pause. Children can’t protect themselves. Were his actions justified or should he be sent to jail?

The quintessential good versus evil is questioned in my young adult paranormal, RISE FROM DARKNESS, when angels fall from Heaven but hope to redeem themselves. Alexander, the hero, has fallen to Earth for a crime against Heaven. But, Alexander’s deepest desire, when the story opens, is to earn his right back to Heaven. He believes the only way to do this is to protect humans from demons that walk on the Earth. Should he be allowed to return to Heaven?

So, demons must be bad right? They serve Satan and prey on the innocent. What if I told you that Alexander only had to make one more poor choice to become a demon? That is all that separates a fallen angel from a demon on Earth. So, let’s say that Alexander is trying to protect an innocent from a demon and another person is killed by mistake. His choice has just cost an innocent life. This mistake would make him a demon.

Let’s throw in a Hunter who believes all Earthbound creatures are evil and must be sent back to hell. That means all the fallen angels and demons must be killed on sight. Should the Hunters make a distinction between fallen angels and demons?

The heroine of our story, a sweet young girl named Gaby, falls in love with a fallen angel, is courted by a demon, and discovers her father is a Hunter. Should she know which one to believe?

Do you ever watch the news and think; does the punishment fit the crime? Have you ever read a book where you weren’t sure if you loved or hated one of the characters until the end of the story?


Ciara Knight began her writing career in 2008. She writes to ‘Defy the Dark’ with her fantasy, paranormal, and dystopian books. Her first Young Adult Series, Battle for Souls, will be published by Turquoise Morning press, with her prequel novella, Love’s Long Shadow, releasing in October 2011. Followed by Rise From Darkness (Book I) in March 2012, Fall From Grace (Book II), and Ascension of Evil (Book III).

Also in 2012, her adult fantasy, Curse of Gremdon will be published by Crescent Moon Press.

When not writing, she enjoys reading all types of fiction. Some great literary influences in her life include Edgar Allen Poe, Shakespeare, Francine Rivers and J K Rowling.

Her first love, besides her family, reading, and writing, is travel. She's backpacked through Europe, visited orphanages in China, and landed in a helicopter on a glacier in Alaska.

Event Organized By:


  1. Absolutely beautiful cover!! Sounds like a great book...thanks for sharing and for the giveaway :)

  2. Can't wait to see what secrets Gaby has to to unveil! :D

  3. Looks great,thanks for the chance!

  4. This book is right my niece's alley. I will be mentioning this book to her for sure.


I love meeting new people through comments, and I always try to comment back! Thanks for stopping by! :)