Friday, May 8, 2015

WORLD IN SHADOWS SERIES by Bridget Blackwood

Rising Shadows- World in Shadows, Book One

Bridget Blackwood

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication: February 1, 2014

ISBN: 1494891751


Number of pages: 107

Word Count: 32,404

Cover Artist: The Killion Group

Book Description:
Rachel Ryan wakes up with no knowledge of where she is or how she got there. Thrown into a world she thought only existed in myths, she finds more questions than answers.
Shape shifters, faeries, and vampires hide in plain sight among humans. There’s a war quietly brewing in the shadows. Rachel stands between mankind and those creatures that live in the darkness.
Enhanced with power she doesn’t understand, she’ll tip the scales, but who is the real enemy?

Rising Shadows Playlist- Listen to it on Spotify here

1. My Medicine by The Pretty Reckless
2. Freak Like Me by Halestorm
3. Not Strong Enough by Apocalyptica
4. Extreme by Valora
5. Oceans by Evanescence
6. Carnival of Rust by Poets of the Fall
7. Echoes of an Empire by Picture Me Broken
8. Never Go Back by Evanescence
9. Titanium by Madilyn Bailey
10. Secret Door by Evanescence

Rachel’s name changed several times. The choice that almost won was Tessa.
Bastien’s name is a nod to one of the movies from my childhood, The Neverending Story.

I started writing Rising Shadows in 2008 when my husband was deployed with the USAF and I was pregnant with my second child. It sat on waiting to be finished until after my third child was a year old.

Winter’s Kiss- World in Shadows, Book 1.5 

Bridget Blackwood

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication: March 21, 2014


Number of pages: 39

Word Count: 11,108

Cover Artist: The Book Cover Machine

Book Description:
Varian Caina believed his chance at love and happiness died with Winter, but what if Winter isn't dead? Why allow everyone to grieve? Winter has assassins after her, sent by the Seelie Queen Tanith and faces a new enemy in the Unseelie King Corrigan. Can Varian turn his back on Winter or will he embrace his second chance?

Winter’s Kiss Playlist- Listen to it on Spotify here
1. Even in Death by Evanesence
2. When the Darkness Comes by Colbie Callait
3. Fear by Sarah McLachlan
4. Running up that hill by Placebo
5. Amaranthine by Amaranthe

There was never a plan to write a novella between Rising Shadows and A Scarlet Fury. After overwhelming feedback from readers unhappy with a mild cliffhanger regarding a secondary character I decided not to leave anyone in suspense.

The same character everyone was so upset over wasn’t one I expected people to become attached to. I was taken by surprise. The reaction from readers changed the trajectory of the whole series to give build a better story for that character.

It’s not the full story for this particular couple. 

A Scarlet Fury- World in Shadows, Book Two

Bridget Blackwood

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication: August 26, 2014

ISBN: 1497568498


Number of pages: 203

Word Count: 62,169

Cover Artist: Indie-Spired Design 

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Book Description:
It has been almost a year since mankind became aware of the world in shadows. It's been an adjustment, but life goes on and most have learned to adapt. There are some on both side that are not ready to let go of their plans. Madalaina Bonvillian believed nothing could harm her; she's the daughter of the former alpha and the sister of the current alpha, who would dare? After surviving a brutal attack, Madalaina must try to move forward, but where do you go when you feel like you've lost yourself?

Cleary Neil has kept his feeling for Madalaina to himself. He's been her friend, and now that's what she needs more than anything. The only problem is he can't shut off the part of himself that wants to protect his mate from the pain and confusion he sees in her.

Together they will go on an emotional journey to find out if love can heal all wounds. Time is of the essence, because enemies are gathering.

A Scarlet Fury Playlist - Listen to it on Spotify here

1. Somewhere (Featuring Anneke Van Giersbergen) by Within Temptation
2. Away from Me by Evanesence
3. Marathon by Junkie XL
4. Safe and Sound by Madilyn Bailey
5. Hell and High Water by Black Stone Cherry
6. Broken Pieces by Apocalyptica
7. Edge of the World by Within Temptation
8. Hurricane by Ms Mr
9. Hate it When You See Me Cry by Halestorm
10. Falling Fast by Avril Lavigne
11. Stardust by Gemini Syndrome
12. The Other Side by Evanesence
13. Scarlet by In This Moment
14. Stay (feat. Merethe Soltvedt) by Two Steps from hell & Thomas Bergerson
15. BTSK by Ms Mr
16. Red Sorrow by Audiomachine
17. I will not bow by Breaking Benjamin
18. Through the Ghost by Shinedown
19. I Will Stay by We Are The Fallen
20. Men of Honor by Two Steps from hell & Thomas Bergerson
21. Counting Stars by OneRepublic
22. All of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix – Radio Edit) by John Legend

A Scarlet Fury deals with life after sexual assault. I worked hard to make Madalaina’s feelings as real as possible. In a perfect world every survivor would receive the level of love and support Mads did.

A portion of the sales from A Scarlet Fury are donated to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. To learn more about the critical work RAINN does visit them at

My favorite couple and book I’ve written, so far. It’ll be hard to knock them off their #1 spot in my heart.

Sassy the cat belong to my mother and she really is that big of a diva.  

Belong to the Night- World in Shadows, Book Three

Bridget Blackwood

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication: February 24, 2015


Number of pages: 261

Word Count: 76,250

Cover Artist: Indie-Spired Design

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Book Description: 
Humans can’t be made into Vampires.
Elisavet Katsaros defied this belief by becoming the first human turned vampire in over three hundred years. Her transformation was an accident, but there’s no going back now. As an agent with the Interspecies Relations board, she’s better equipped than most to navigate the political world run by The Regis, Manias Artorias.

Questions surround Elisavet after this change. Why her? How did it happen? Who is responsible? Above all, how does this affect the rest of the Shadow World? To find peace, Elisavet must look for answers. In digging for the truth, Elisavet uncovers long-buried secrets and the keys to unraveling a murder. Together, she and Manias must attempt to right the wrongs of others and start a new chapter in history.
Working side by side, powerful emotions flare. Manias finds himself wanting to claim Elisavet for his own despite the consequences. Elisavet yearns to capture Manias' heart, to be more than just another vampire under his rule. To have a chance they must put their love on the line and risk it all.

Belong to the Night Playlist- Listen to it on Spotify here
1. End of the Dream by Evanesence
2. Under a Very Black Sky by The Sick Puppies
3. To Fly by Day of Fire
4. The Red by Chevelle
5. Shatter Me by Lindsey Sterling ft. Lzzy Hale
6. Rabbit Heart by Florence & The Machine
7. Phoenix by Fall Out Boy
8. Save Me by Burn Halo
9. Let it Ride by Automatic Loveletter
10. Take Me to Church by Hozier
11. Fight by The Dirty Youth
12. To Die For by Automatic Loveletter
13. Warriors by Imagine Dragons
14. All This Could Be Yours by Cold War Kids
15. Fly from the Inside by Shinedown
16. Still Here by Digital Daggers
17. Heart is a Hole by Cherri Bomb
18. The Story by Brandi Carlile
19. Les Zombies et Les Loups-Garou by Raffi
20. Something for the Pain by Redlight Kings
21. Shake the Ground by Cherri Bomb
22. Arsonist’s Lullaby by Hozier
23. Next to me by Emelie Sand
24. You’re Going Down by Sick Puppies
25. Into The Nothing by Breaking Benjamin

I contacted a reader from Greece to help me with the Greek in the book.

Andromache is also the name of one of my favorite Greek literary figures. She was married to Hector of Troy.

Inigo Montoypug is my dog in real life.

About the Author:
Bridget Blackwood is a hopeless romantic and a fan of happily ever after. She grew up in East Texas where she met and married her high school sweetheart. Together they moved to Southern Illinois, just across the river from St. Louis. It's been home for over a decade now. Three kids, two ferrets, four cats, and one pug later they couldn’t be happier.

Bridget began telling stories at an early age, she writes in self-defense because the characters in her head are loud and bossy. A social butterfly by nature, Bridget loves to talk and laugh. When she isn't writing she enjoys reading, watching horror movies, playing video games, and not cooking.


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