Dumah’s Demons by Ami Blackwelder

Dumah’s Demons

 

 

Book Title:  Dumah’s Demons

An accompaniment novella to the AngelFire Chronicles

Author: Ami Blackwelder

Virtual Book Tour: April 14- 21

Publisher: Eloquent Enraptures Publishing

Presented by:  Bewitching Book Tours by Roxanne Rhoads

Book Summary: The story of Dumah, Kian’s sister and how she becomes a Dark Angel. The reader will better understand Dameon and Kian through this story which is told through the eyes of Dumah. Follow her story as she and Kian fight to survive on the streets of Manhattan and see how one event changes both of their lives forever, driving her towards darkness of the Dark Angels and Kian toward the AngelFire protectors.

Kian is a character from She Speaks to Angels and Dumah appears in Falling Angels and Angel Codes.

BLURB:

“Where are you Kian?” I shouted as sweat from my attacker slid down his crunched hairy knuckles and over my purpled lips. He punched me one last time before standing. Salty. I heaved, but couldn’t get enough breath to feel alive again.

His rusty smell lingered in the air, in my nostrils, on my skin. Hearing the hard clank of his boots pound away from me rang in my ears. He would always be a part of me now. He got inside of me – so deep inside of me that I could never forget his violation.

“Kian?” I shivered. Even my brother couldn’t rescue me. I lay alone in the dark, in the alley somewhere in Manhattan, as one eye which hadn’t swollen watched the gang that attacked me meander off into the distance. They disappeared in seconds as if they had never come to me – but they had.

Before I fell unconscious I caught a glimpse of Kian twisted on the alley several yards from me.

With his back against the street, his arms lay over his head entangled as if they had tried to grab something before he had been hit. His right leg curled up and over his left. He must have struggled, like me. But he could never understand what I went through, this moment of blood and violence would forever divide us.

Blackness.
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AUTHOR BIO

 

Ami Blackwelder

 

Ami Blackwelder is a Paranormal and SciFi author. Her stories range from Tween & YA to Adult. Growing up in Florida, she graduated UCF and in 1997 received her BA in English and additional teaching credentials. Then she packed her bags and traveled overseas to teach in Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, China and Korea. Thailand is considered her second home now. She has always loved writing and wrote poems and short stores since childhood; however, her novels began when she was in Thailand.

Having won the Best Fiction Award from the University of Central Florida (Yes, The Blair Witch Project University), her short fiction From Joy We Come, Unto Joy We Return was published in the on campus literary magazine: Cypress Dome and remains to this day in University libraries around the USA. Later, she achieved the semi-finals in a Laurel Hemingway contest and published a few poems in the Thailand’s Expat magazine, and an article in the Thailand’s People newspaper. Additionally, she has published poetry in the Korea’s AIM magazine, the American Poetic Monthly magazine and Twisted Dreams Magazine.

Visit her at http://AmiBlackwelder.blogspot.com

 

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Under the Dome by Stephen King

Under the DomeUnder the Dome by Stephen King

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If I ever get the chance to meet Stephen King, I would walk up to him, bow my head and seek his blessings. 🙂

If there’s one author who truly knows how to weave varied characters into the most gripping nail-biting plots, it’s him. No questions about it.

If you haven’t had the chance to read this book, then I would suggest you drop everything and get yourself a copy, for you are truly missing out on an amazing piece of work.

The book takes you into the world of Chester’s Mill, where ordinary people are living their normal lives (most of them at least). Then, one day something unexpected happens — the little town finds itself trapped under an invisible shield, which would soon come to be known as ‘The Dome’. There is no way out and no way in. The next few days are filled with growing confusion, chaos and anarchy and we will see how one man instigates it all to feed his personal mission to complete domination. As ‘Scarecrow’ Joe mentions, it sure is ‘Lord of the Flies’ all over again — there a group of children, when faced with adversity, turned on each other with gruesome ruthlessness. Survival of the fittest was the rule of the day. Here,  in Chester’s Mill, the same elements are at play, but things are more stark and emotions more on edge. One after another events take place bringing out the worst in people and even those who’ve known each other all their lives, are ready to stomp and kill the other without much thought. Where does one go from here? There is no escape.

S. King creates a larger than life situation with such conviction that once you start reading you realize it is all possible. In a matter of a few hours, the calm town is transformed into a raging, terrifying hell hole. Smallest of incidents are blown out of proportion. Innate feelings–anger, want, hunger, passion, fear–all come to the surface, only to be magnified ten-folds. Unsuspecting people are thrown into situations where either they retaliate or cower and surrender to the strong. Select few take advantage of the gullibility of others and thrive on their fear and vulnerability.

James “Big Jim” Rennie — cunning, shrewd, ruthless — is probably the most well-defined character in the book. You will want to choke him with your own hands. He is intelligent, an opportunist who knows how to read people, recognize their weaknesses or strengths and predict their reactions even if they can’t. He uses this foresight to manipulate people and situations for his own advantage and succeeds in getting away with it every single time. Striking when the iron is hot and staying one step ahead of everyone, is his true motto.

There are several other characters in the book like Dale Barbara aka Barbie who will win your hearts; there would be some whom you’ll pity and some you’ll curse and I guess that’s the beauty of it all. King so involves his readers into his stories and his characters are so real, the situations so plausible that the reader is glued to his books.

Under the Dome, is definitely a huge book – all 800 (and some more) pages of it, but once you start you would not want to stop. It will carry you through the streets of Chester’s Mill, into the houses of its residents and you will experience their every emotion and live their darkest moments. For some it’s their last on the planet. Nevertheless, you will emerge out of it all oddly gratified and rejoicing for the survivors. Of course, there would also be that voice at the back of your head, wishing it had not end.

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