Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Super Dark by Tanith Morse - Book Tour

Super Dark
The Super Dark Trilogy Book One
Tanith Morse
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Little Willow
Number of pages: 256
Word Count: 83,000 Words
Cover Artist: Tanith Morse

Book Description:

For fans of Stephenie Meyer comes a chilling love story that will have you hooked from the very first page. Super Dark is a tale of passion, guilt and redemption with a whopping, knock-you-to-your-knees twist!

Darkness stalks seventeen-year-old Sam Harper. Ten years ago on Halloween night, grotesque creatures snatched her best friend Elliot and Sam narrowly escaped with her life. Now a decade on, the police investigation has ground to a halt and Elliot's whereabouts remains a mystery. 

Traumatized by her ordeal, Sam finds it hard to make friends. She is mistrustful of authority and changed schools more times than she cares to remember. To her, the world is cruel and unforgiving. 

Then she meets the enigmatic Lee Weaver. With his gorgeous face and magnetic presence, he turns heads wherever he goes. Sam has never wanted anyone as much as she wants Lee, but there are things about the alluring stranger that don't add up, leading Sam to ask unsettling questions about her past. Soon she discovers the boy of her dreams is keeping a terrible secret: one that threatens to destroy everything Sam holds dear.

Super Dark is a seductive love story that will keep you guessing right until the final page.

My Review:

Super Dark (Super Dark #1) by Tanith Morse
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first time I’ve read anything written by Tanith Morse, here writing style is excellent, the plot and character were well written and I found I couldn't put this novel down.

We first meet Samantha and Elliot on Halloween night as young children out trick or treating and they are kidnapped. Elliot begs the kidnappers to let Samantha go and he will be good and do what they say, and of course Samantha is let go. For Samantha this incident has left her with a lifetime of guilt. Now years later Elliot has still never been found and Samantha struggles to move on.

Starting a new school Sam meets a few new friends and for the first time in a very long time Sam thinks maybe she should try to accept their friendship. Sam knows everyone knows who she is as her kidnapping case was very public. This publicity has led her to be a very closed off and second guess most people as they usually want something from her, but Sam takes a chance with Becky and Frasier.

Out one night Sam and Becky meet a young man Lee and Becky falls for him immediately, of course Sam being a bit more reserved doesn’t say much but she feels an instant attraction to Lee.

Lee is what one would call mysterious and of course both girls are drawn to this. Sam quietly and secretly tries to figure him out and of course this leads to trouble. There is something about Lee that makes Sam wonder who he is and why is he so secretive and moody.

I was quite shocked when I started reading Super Dark, as I wondered why I hadn’t heard of this series, it’s a bit of paranormal, mystery and full of deep dark secrets. The story pulls you in and you can’t stop reading as you need to know what is going on. I love a good mystery.

I have rated Super Dark a 4 star rating and cannot wait to read the next book in this series, Tanith Morse has written a great first novel and this series is one I intend to read to see what happens to Sam, Lee and their friends.

Guest Blog Post:

Ten Songs that inspired Super Dark

Music plays a big part in my writing process and today I’d like the share with you the top ten songs that inspired scenes in my novel Super Dark.

  1. Make You Feel My Love by Adele – This cover of a Bob Dyan classic is truly beautiful and made me think a lot about Elliot’s sacrifice. The lyrics completely sum up how he feels about Sam. One of the most romantic songs ever written.

  1. Lollipop by Lil Wayne – Although I never mention it by name, this is the song Elliot and Becky dance to in the nightclub scene. This is such a sexy record that you can listen to over and over without getting bored.

  1. Black Heart by Stooshe – This classic song by UK girl-band Stooshe could quite literally be the theme tune to Super Dark. Those who have read the book will know exactly what I’m talking about. “Daddy I’ve fallen for a monster …” Need I say more?

  1. Crazy by Aerosmith – Another sexy song that totally describes how Sam makes Lee feel at certain points of the book. That girl has him wrapped around her little finger – and she knows it.

  1. Nice and Slow by Usher – Beautiful ballad that could have been written for Sam and Lee. Nobody does romance like Usher.

  1. Witchcraft by Frank Sinatra – If you don’t already know, I’ll say it again. I’m a massive jazz fan and Frank Sinatra is one of my all time favorites. I’m so upset I never got to see him on concert (I’m too young!). This is the song I imagined playing during Sam and Lee’s date at the Winchester.

  1. Suspicious Minds by Elvis – Ha! Ha! I threw this one in for a bit of irony *wink* *wink*. This is the song playing in Becky’s dad’s car on the way to Revolution.

  1. Single Ladies by Beyonce – I’m a huge Beyonce fan and this track is perfect for a girlie night. Although I never mention it by name, this is the song Becky danced to in front of the mirror.

  1. Back to Black by Amy Winehouse – I miss Amy so much. She was a massive talent and in my opinion, Back to Black is one of the greatest songs ever written. All that pain and raw emotion perfectly describes the way Lee makes Sam feel.

  1. Someone Like You by Van Morrison – Lovely song that’s played during the third book (Super Dark 3). I won’t say when because that will give too much away, but the lyrics really describe the situation well. That’s all I’m saying for now.

About the Author: 

Tanith Morse grew up in Wandsworth, south London. From a young age she developed a great love of horror films and gothic romances. Her favorite director is Tim Burton and her favorite authors include Charlotte Bronte, Stephenie Meyer and Suzanne Collins. When she isn’t writing, Tanith enjoys directing short films for the festival circuit and looking after her cat, Mambo. An avid tea drinker, Tanith can be found hanging out in cozy London cafes in search of new brews to tease her taste buds. Super Dark is her first YA novel.

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