PUBLICATION DATE MARCH 25TH, 2016
Winter Merrill couldn’t imagine the lonely existence she would inherit when she took on an ancient curse to save her family. Now, kept from her long-time boyfriend, Winter is left completely alone to fight the dark secrets she bares. At her breaking point, a stranger enters her life that knows how exactly how she feels and more importantly, how to eliminate the curse. Will his friendship be a new beginning for Winter or will it prove to be her demise?
I received an ARC from the author ANGELA CARLING in exchange for an honest opinion . This is Mismousey’s very honest opinion of her book -THE DYING LIGHT – THE SECRET KEEPER SERIES #2.
Now let this little mouse tell you this . I read the first book- The Secret Keeper. And OMG was it ever so a edge of your seat /page turner! Ms. Carling has done it again with her second book. In my opinion- I believe she has stepped up her game with this one. This book is so thrilling an exciting you find yourself so wrapped up in it that you can not put down. You find yourself wrapped in the DYING LIGHT so much – that before you know it. You have finished the book.
Once you open this delicious and thrilling paranormal ya story. You find yourself captive and held hostage till the very end. Then you still want more of Winter’s story. Ms. Carling has a gift with writing.She can bring to light a subject no one has thought of before. And make you believe that it is possible that Secret Keepers exist today. Wouldn’t that be nice? Well sorta of , it would.
Dying Light- we find Winter out of High School and a little older now. She now has the weight of several secrets on her shoulders. Her boyfriend Liam is in college- and she is left to live a somewhat lonely life. Winter tries to stay away from people in order from not to take their secrets.
This one day she meets a young man that happens to be another secret keeper. In order to prove himself to her- he takes one of her secrets from her. Not telling her his his main reason why he is doing this. And thinking he trying to become a friend-like he says. Winter accepts him taking the secret from her. She feels wonderful. Liam doesn’t trust him. But before Liam can tell her why or anything else about him. He has to rush off to his mother. She has been in an accident. Winter ask to go- he tells her no. Liam is mad over her friendship with Briggs. Briggs has plans Winter – not goods either.
Will Briggs be the end of Winter ? Will he end Winter and Liam? What happens between these secret keepers? For all these answers and more . YOU NEED TO READ THIS HOT THRILLING EDGE OF YOUR SEAT BOOK!!
MAKE SURE TO ADD THIS TERRIFIC -AMAZING-GENIUS-FANTASTIC TO YOUR GOODREADS READING LIST. THEN RUN AND GET YOUR COPY TODAY!!!
I recommend this book for all readers -especially those that love paranormal and ya. Mismousey gives this book a firm rating of 80 out of 5 mouse paws. So what are you waiting for?? RUN AND GET YOUR COPY TODAY OF THE DYING LIGHT -SECOND BOOK OF THE SECRET KEEPER SERIES. THIS IS A HOT AND MUST READ!
Ms. Carling- I love your series. An I sure do hope that you continue it. Would love to see how Winter goes about finding the original Secret Keeper. . I love your writing an the way in which you bring your stories and characters to life. Looking forward to reading more of your books. You are truly a talented an amazing author!
I’m so excited to be here today to talk about my new paranormal series. Before I start, I want to leave a link for a giveaway. I’m giving away a copy of both book 1(The Secret Keeper) and 2(In The Dying Light) in an easy-peasey rafflecopter giveaway. Enter to win here
Now, what is a Secret Keeper? Simply put, a secret keeper is a person, male or female that bears an ancient curse that allows them to change a person’s history and erase their mistakes, making their secret disappear, forever. The catch, next time the guilty party has a secret, they will not be able to tell it, even if they want to.
And this is where the Secret Keeper series starts……
Released Summer 2015: The Secret Keeper
In book one of the Secret Keeper series Winter Merrill does something she regrets. Her need to hide her mistake is a powerful catalyst that leads her to the door of a mysterious and enchanting woman who calls herself The Secret Keeper. Sure that she’s done making mistakes, she gives her fateful secret to the woman. One week later she finds herself the keeper of another, far more devastating secret. Will she be able to break the curse in time, or she pay an unthinkable price to loose her tongue and save everyone she loves?
Released March 2016: In The Dying Light
In book 2 …Forever changed by a deal gone awry with her secret keeper, Winter now lives an isolated existence wanting nothing more than be freed from the dark influence of the secret keeper curse in her life. At her breaking point, a stranger enters her life, one who understands how she feels and more importantly knows how to eliminate the curse. Will his friendship be a new beginning for Winter, or will it prove to be her demise?
You can find The first two books of The secret keeper series(plus some awesome contemporary stand-alone books) at:
Still wondering if you’d like the series? Here’s an excerpt of The Secret Keeper
and over in my head I repeated, “She can make my secret go
I’m not sure if I was trying to convince myself, or trying to keep
from going nuts, but the phrase calmed me as I drove.
found Lejo Street and began the steep climb to the top. The houses
this neighborhood were small. Most were weathered if not
forgotten. Pines grew too close together. Piles of rusted tools
long-forgotten bathroom fixtures littered the landscape, hidden
by overgrown grasses and neglected Quakies. No wonder everyone
it was creepy.
heart rate quickened with the ascent, and my palms left sticky
on my steering wheel. I wiped them on my jeans only to have the
build up again immediately. Soon there was nothing but dense
a blur of green, broken only by the ashen skies above. The rain
down in unyielding sheets and I turned up the windshield wipers.
and forth they went like a giant metronome, keeping in step with
strained to see out the windows until all at once there was nothing
front me but a large rusted metal gate and a cracked wood sign, painted
ago, that declared, “No trespassing.” Beyond the gate, through the
and the rain, I saw the pale blue house that the girl in the park had
more time I said out loud, “She can make my secret disappear.”
almost convinced myself now. I had to be convinced, what with the
house in the middle of nowhere and the stormy weather.
screamed “Don’t go in!” but I was driven to try something,
not to lose my best friend and boyfriend.
climbed from the car and ran until I reached the porch, slipping and
to catch myself as I tried to take the stairs too fast. Light spilled
through a crack in the curtains, letting me know someone was there.
lifted my hand to knock on the old splintered door and froze. I didn’t
the secret keeper’s name. How would I address her? Before I could
what to do, the heavily scratched door handle turned and the door
a crack. My mouth fell open. The eyes that peered through the
were surprisingly young.
throat felt tight as I swallowed and it sounded loud to me. I
turn and run. Everything in my gut told me to go, but I stood like
marble statue frozen by my anguish.
are you looking for?” she asked.
melodic voice made me think of dozens of wind chimes all
at once. Still, I felt uneasy.
made myself spit out the words. “The Secret Keeper.”
excruciatingly long minute passed and I thought she might tell
that I had the wrong house or that I should get off her property.
in a voice no louder than a whisper she said, “Come in. I’m The
raised in Palm Springs California, but lives Arizona with her husband, three
kids and five felines. After years of
denial she finally admitted that she is a hopeless romantic which led her to
write her first Young Adult book Unbreakable Love. Since then she’s published
three more books, Shackled, Becoming Bryn and The Secret Keeper. Shackled won
the silver IPGA award in 2012 and has been optioned as a screenplay. She always
eats the frosting off her cake and leaves the rest, and can be caught singing
in public bathrooms. When she’s not
writing YA novels, she’s mentoring teen writers, making pizza with her family
or dreaming of taking a nap, not necessarily in that order.