Monday, September 24, 2012

Blog Tour ~ Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle Guest Post + Giveaway!

Welcome to my stop on the tour for Brightest Kind of Darkness 
and Lucid by P.T. Michelle 
Thanks to Refracted Light for hosting this great tour!
You can find my review for the first book HERE
Follow the full tour HERE
Today I have a guest post and giveaway open to US!

Ten Little Known Facts about 

1) LUCID - 95% of LUCID was written in a B&N cafe.
2) LUCID - Ravens really do hold funerals for their dead.
3) LUCID - When I first began brainstorming LUCID's storyline, I thought it would be a novella. Haha, it turned into a 100K (328 page) novel! Needless to say I added a LOT more depth to the story. :)
4) LUCID - Freddie/Erik and Cordelia are family names.
5) BKoD - My best friend pierced my ears the same way Lainey pierced Nara's.
6) BKoD - Farmville REALLY is a town in Virginia. So is Barboursville.
7) BKoD - Nara and Ethan's hometown is modeled after Charlottesville, Virginia.
8) BKoD/LUCID - Nara's name is pronounced Nara (like car), and yes, her name came from the character Inara from Joss Whedon's awesome show Firefly.
9) BKoD - The original working title of BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS was FATE, which I decided to change to a title that had many layers of meaning related to the story.
10) BKoD - I was told that I should shelve BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS and write another book. I'm so glad I trusted my gut and didn't give up on publishing it!

Thanks so much for sharing those interesting facts! I had no idea ravens held funerals for their dead. I would never let my friend near me with a needle! And Joss Whedon does have great character names! I have always loved the name Illyria ever since Angel. Although I shamefully admit I haven't watched Firefly yet *hides*

P.T. Michelle is author of the young adult series BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS. When P.T. isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.

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About The Books!

Nara Collins is an average sixteen-year-old, with one exception: every night she dreams the events of the following day. Due to an incident in her past, Nara avoids using her special gift to change fate…until she dreams a future she can’t ignore. After Nara prevents a bombing at Blue Ridge High, her ability to see the future starts to fade, while people at school are suddenly being injured at an unusually high rate. Grappling with her diminishing powers and the need to prevent another disaster, Nara meets Ethan Harris, a mysterious loner who seems to understand her better than anyone. Ethan and Nara forge an irresistible connection, but as their relationship heats up, so do her questions about his dark past.

Once Nara combines her prophetic ability with Ethan’s power to outsmart Fate at his own deadly cat-and-mouse game, she’s more determined than ever to help Ethan learn the meaning behind the raven sword tattoo that suddenly appeared on his back after their confrontation with Fate. During her quest to uncover the tattoo’s secrets, Nara enlists the help of some new friends and discovers her own surprising connection to Ethan. While Nara digs deeper into the mystery, her desire for answers leads her down a dangerous path full of powerful and ruthless enemies. Swept into an age-old battle, Nara quickly learns that keeping one’s enemies close can be a necessary evil, making an intangible enemy she can control far more preferable to the human enemies she can’t.

~Tour Giveaway~
US Only
Follow the full tour HERE for another INT eBook giveaway going on!


  1. It's so good that P.T decided to go with her own feelings and stick with this book rather than ditch it!

  2. Oh this looks interesting.. Heard great things about this series :)

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  3. First, I can't believe Lucid was almost a novella!
    Second and most importantly, I am SO happy that PT didn't listen to whomever told her not to publish BKoD. It's one of my favorite YA series.
    Thanks for sharing these fun facts about the series!

  4. This is one of my absolute favorite YA paranormal series! Everyone should read it!!!I can't wait to read more from her.:)

  5. This is a new author and series for me. I love to read and always looking for new books and authors to check out. Loved the little know facts. Love finding out about new to me authors. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Raven hold funerals for their dead? Are we talking about the bird? :D Crazy! Thanks for sharing. This series has been getting some good feedback so I will definitely have to check it out properly one day. :)

  7. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    This is so cool! I love these facts - especially about the Ravens:) Love that she used names of people she loves:)

    Thank you:)

  8. I have The Brightess Kind of Darkness sitting on my Kindle! I've had it forever, I need to pick it up and read it, especially since this post has piqued my interest again. I love Charlottesville, Virginia! Good to know that's what the town is modeled after. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  9. I don't have Facebook do I guess I'll pass on entering.

  10. I have been eyeing these books because they have such lovely covers. I loved wll the interesting facts. Who knew that ravens had funerals and writing in B&N!

  11. Gut feelings tend to be the correct way to go. Glad you listened to your inner voice! Congratulations on your success!

  12. Whenever I'm at Barnes and Noble or Starbucks I always look around and wonder if the next great book is being written there. Great review --- thanks!

  13. I just bought Brightest Kind of Darkness. I actually know where Farmville and Barboursville are! Wonder if you know where Monterey is or even smaller Williamsville. Had to read this just because of the area it is written about, spent my summers there as a kid. Beautiful!


  14. Great guest post. Raven's holding funerals for their dead? How interesting. And now I'm interested in finding out how those ears were pierced :) Hopefully I'll get to reading this series soon.

  15. I can't wait to read Lucid! Great post. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Awesome post!! OMG I am so glad that she didn't give up on BKoD!! It's one of my favorite books. Also glad that Lucid ended up being a full length novel. I can't wait for more of this awesome series.

  17. I love the BKoD series so much!! Thanks for being part of the blog tour and posting these awesome facts. I pretty much bow down to Joss Whedon #fangirl and find it amazingly awesome that Nara was named after Firefly's Inara.

    Thanks for stopping by The Book Slayer :)

  18. Great post! Ive read Brightest Kind of Darkness and loved it! Ive been wanting to read Lucid. Cant wait to see what happens next! This is a great series! Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway!

  19. I really loved all the cool facts! Thanks for the giveaway!


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