Fantastic giveaway & my review of newly released "Darkness Rising" by Lis Wiehl with Pete Nelson

Boy, do I have a treat for you! Check out my review of "Darkness Rising" and also the giveaway I'm hosting for your own copy of this hardcover novel, the second in the East Salem series!

Darkness Rising

The East Salem series begun with "Waking Hours" continues in the second installment, "Darkness Rising". Forensic psychiatrist Dani Harris and private investigator Tommy Gunderson continue in their race to uncover the truth of what's happening behind the walls of St. Adrian's Academy. As they delve ever deeper into the mysteries surrounding the school, they discover that the truth is far more encompassing than they thought, revealing supernatural forces at work that have been spreading their influence for generations. Soon Dani and Tommy find themselves questioning who they can trust and battling with angels and demons in a true showdown of good versus evil.

I found Darkness Rising to be a riveting, skillfully written read, quickly absorbing me into the chilling world of East Salem. I loved the blend of hidden mysteries, supernatural suspense, and the ties to historical events. The writing is taut and fast-paced, and truly made it hard for me to be able to close the book for any length of time and tend to the world around me. I'm really enjoying the relationship continuing to unfold between Dani and Tommy, with just the right hint of romance that will appeal to a broad base of readers without being over the top. The dialogue is solid, moving the story forward while containing moments of humour that actually made me laugh out loud. 

I have enjoyed every moment of the series so far, and am greatly impressed with the writing talents of Lis Wiehl and Pete Nelson. Readers who have enjoyed previous books from Lis Wiehl, and those who enjoy thrillers and mysteries with a supernatural undertone, are going to absolutely love this book. I did! 5 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, Thomas Nelson, and the Booksneeze program, for the purposes of this unbiased review.

And now for the GIVEAWAY!

I am giving away 1 copy of "Darkness Rising" to readers from the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of the publisher, Thomas Nelson.

You can get 1 entry into the giveaway for each task you perform:

1. Become a follower of my blog (through Google Followers or Networked Blogs) then leave a comment confirming you became a follower. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment that you already follow and I'll give you 1 entry for that.

2. "Like" my Facebook page, and let me know you did so in a comment. (The link is at the top of the webpage). Let me know if you've already liked it, and I'll give you an entry.

3. Post about the giveaway on your own blog or on twitter or facebook and leave me a comment. You get 1 entry for each method of spreading the word!

4. Leave a comment answering the following question: "Do you believe there are angels and demons at work in the world around us?"

++ Please include your email address in your comment so I can contact you to arrange to get the book in the mail to you.

That's all there is to it. Contest Ends October 10, 2012.

Good luck!



  1. I definitely believe there are angels & demons at work. The Bible talks about entertaining angels, and also says our battle is not against flesh and blood but against demons as well. I'm not a "demon under ever rock" kind of person, but I know they are out there, and am thankful God has already won the battle!

    brandongrey24 (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. I'm a follower through Google. I also believe demons and angels are at work all around us, and I can't wait until heaven when I will hopefully get to see exactly what was happening all around me when I was alive on earth. Thanks for the giveaway!

    kimmullen21 (at)

  3. I just added your blog to my follower list. Yes, I definitely believe that angels and demons are carrying on warfare. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the giveaway.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

  4. I believe that God sends His angels around our world to do His bidding and since satan doesn't want God's kingdom to abound or prosper he sends his demons to work against them. We don't see it and are probably unaware of it but that doesn't mean it isn't happening.

    I just followed your blog through Google and liked your FB page. I also posted about your giveaway on my FB page and tweeted about it. I loved the first book in the series and would love to win a copy of Darkness Rising.
    clariail1(at)yahoo (dot) com

  5. I am already a follower and would love to be entered for this one. Thanks for the giveaway!


  6. Answer to #4- I definitely believe angels and demons are at work around us today. The Bible talks about entertaining angels unawares and I believe demons are just as hard at work.

  7. I followed your blog through google, I already liked your page on facebook, I tweeted, facebooked, and posted on my blog! I definitely believe there are angels and demons at work in this world. The Bible tells us so. Sometimes I think it would be cool to be able to see them, but I'd probably be scared out of my wits! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Absolutely, The fight for our souls is an ongoing thing between angels and demons. Too bad we don't all turn our faces away from satan, he is very sly at deceiving us.

  9. I forgot to add my email

  10. I follow via GFC and I liked your FB page.

    Tweeted -

    Shared on Facebook -

    I absolutely think there are angels and demons at work around us but, I think it's harder to realize in today's society. I think our eyes are less open to such things nowadays too.



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