November 26, 2011

This Brilliant Darkness Teaser

When an ancient, troubled entity identifies quirky Christine Grace as his latest threat, all hell breaks loose in the urban forest of Indiana University's Dunn Woods. Will Christine piece together his destructive plan in time to save herself? And what exactly is going on with this peculiar star, Stella Mirabilis?

This fast-paced story moves quickly from character to character, through the headspace of not just Christine and the monster Greachin, but also to Tom, her devoted boyfriend, and Richard, an aging physicist interested in the time-traveling star overhead, and others. Along the way, singing street people, cosplaying environmental activists, and heaven-sent beings come to populate the unique cityscape of Bloomington, IN, where encountering the bizarre is an everyday experience.

"What am I supposed to think? You come home naked in the back of a squad car?" Tom's eyes blazed blue and bloodshot, wide and tired.

Christine put her doughnut back in the box, half-eaten.

"I'm sorry," she said.

Tom picked up the mug of chai Officer Scott had made for him. He gulped it, leaving a moustache of foam on his face, and flopped down into the overstuffed armchair without wiping his face.

Christine threw her wadded napkin at him. "Hey! If I knew what was going on, don't you think you'd be the first person I told?"

Tom took a deep breath and stared at the floor. Finally, he spoke.

"Does this have anything—anything at all—to do with Richard?"

Christine sighed.

"Do you honestly think I wandered out of an ecstatic love tryst completely naked, and passed out behind the Union?"

Tom looked at the carpet, between his knees. He stood up, pacing the room with his hands on his hips. "Honestly? No, I don't think that. But I don't understand why both you and Richard are in the habit of losing consciousness, either. It's like you've been drugged or something." He stared out the window toward the spot where the flying monster had been, weeks ago.

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  1. That sounds like a really good book... I think I'll read it! And did you do something new with your blog? It looks super cool!

  2. What can I say about the Brilliant Darkness? Well, simply it was brilliant, I loved it. I recommend this book to any dark fantasy lover. Great review Talk Supe as always. Love the new look to the blog also WTG.


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