Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Who can pass up a book with a title like this? 

If you like re-tellings with a unique plot and zombies, you'll love this adult novella. It's an entertaining quick read that delivers! Check out an excerpt below.
Aria Kane's ONCE UPON A DARKNESS launched last week at a charming coffee bar in Winter Park. Many local writers were there, including mùa. It was a great launch. Congrats again Aria Kane!

Title: Once Upon a Darkness
Author: Aria Kane
Publisher and Imprint: Entranced Publishing, Kissed
Genre: Paranormal romance/post-apocalyptic
Release Date: June 17 2013
Length: 61 pages

Gretchen and her twin brother, Hank, were abandoned to a zombie horde when they were five years old. Intended to be a sacrifice by their zealot parents, they were instead rescued by The Company. Raised to become soldiers in the war against zombies, they now provide safe passage through danger zones, one contract at a time.
Clint's only skill is war, but he's weary of killing other men. When his contract with the Marines runs out, he takes a job on Gretchen's team, hoping that the search-and-rescue life will suit him better.
On Clint's second day, their four-man team is attacked, drugged, and taken to a prison full of frightened civilians. The only way in or out is by helicopter and, here, their enemies are human. One by one, the captives are culled from the holding area. Rumors say the facility director uses the prisoners as experimental subjects for the testing of a zombie cure.
When Hank is culled, Clint and Gretchen must put aside their personal feelings and find a way out of the prison, surrounded by thousands of starving zombies, before Hank becomes just one more disposable guinea pig in the hands of a twisted mad woman.


It was late morning before Clint and Gretchen woke up. They had even somehow slept through the daily drop helicopter. Clint smiled at the sleeping Gretchen, thinking he could get used to waking up with her legs and arms draped across him.
"Contrary to popular belief," Gretchen grumbled. "It's creepy to watch a girl while she sleeps."
Clint shrugged and smiled. "Sorry, I guess I should've just woken you up."
"Like hell. You're better off being creepy." She pulled the pillow from underneath her head and smacked him with it.