NAmazing Adventure Starts Today! (Over 60 New Adult Authors, Fun Quests, Great Prize Packs)

I mentioned earlier I was participating in NA Alley’s NAmazing Adventure. I’m featuring Dark Light of Day in the event, which starts today. It’s a blog hop with six different quests. At the end of each quest is a set of questions. Questers/adventurers have a week to complete all of the quests. Speed doesn’t matter, but accuracy does — so take good notes! 😀 Possible prizes include ARCs, print books, ebooks, eGift Certificates, etc. My post is below…

NAmazing Adventure

Welcome to my stop on the NAmazing Adventure, a blog hop featuring over 60 New Adult authors, and prize packs that include ARCs, signed books, gift cards, swag, and more! If you’re not sure what the NAmazing Adventure is, please click here to start from the beginning and read the complete rules on the NA Alley website. Now let’s get this journey on the road!

Jill Archer's Dark Light of Day

Armageddon is over. The demons won. And yet somehow…the world has continued. Survivors worship patron demons under a draconian system of tributes and rules. These laws keep the demons from warring among themselves, the world from slipping back into chaos.

Noon Onyx grew up on the banks of the river Lethe, daughter of a prominent politician, and a descendant of Lucifer’s warlords. Noon has a secret—she was born with waning magic, the dark, destructive, fiery power that is used to control demons and maintain the delicate peace among them. But a woman with waning magic is unheard of and some will consider her an abomination.

Noon is summoned to attend St. Lucifer’s, a school of demon law. She must decide whether to declare her powers there…or attempt to continue hiding them, knowing the price for doing so may be death. And once she meets the forbiddingly powerful Ari Carmine—who suspects Noon is harboring magic as deadly as his own—Noon realizes there may be more at stake than just her life.

Excerpt from Dark Light of Day

This scene is from Chapter 7 and takes place in a dark, dusty, secluded area of Corpus Justica, the law library. Noon declared her magic the night before. Ari is another student at St. Lucifer’s. Hyrkes are humans with no magic.

“I couldn’t let you be killed,” he continued, “and not because I know your father or because we could use your magic, and definitely not because your failure to declare would reflect badly on me.” He snorted. “You know full well the reason I don’t want you killed, but you refuse to accept it. You’re still trying to hide,” he murmured and I shivered beneath him. “But I won’t let you.”

He kissed me then and it was unimaginably different than any other time I’d been kissed. I surrendered completely. Despite the awkwardness I felt, this was what I had wanted. I felt like a weak, knobby kneed girl who’d just swooned in her lover’s arms, but Ari’s kiss made me feel deliciously feminine. His mouth came down on mine insistently, his lips soft but firm, his grip quickly moving from my chin to the back of my nape as he tilted my head back to gain greater access. His tongue darted across my lips, an unmistakable question.

Would I yield to him?

I did. What else could I do? I wanted him in the worst way. He assailed me both physically and magically. The skin beneath my demon mark burned, my whole being coursed with heat. Waning magic swirled around us and Ari stood up, pulling me to him.

“I’ve wanted to do this since the first time I saw you,” he said. His voice was gravelly and rough, rumbling deep within his chest. There was an unusual rawness to it. I would have rolled my eyes and made a joke about the bounds of his arrogance being so great that he was determined to have every conceivable sexual experience, even those that bordered on the exotic or bizarre. But there was something eerily serious about his gaze as he looked at me. A joke seemed inappropriate. I settled for an incredulous look.

“Noon, don’t you know how beautiful you are?”

Men had called me beautiful before. But they’d all been Hyrkes, unknowing of my true nature, of what I was really capable of. If they’d only known what was lurking beneath my pretty porcelain shell . . . My magic flared up, vicious and strong, all soft edges made sharp again, the last few minutes almost forgotten.

“Let me help you,” Ari said gruffly. “Let me teach you how to control your magic.”

“What’s in it for you?”

“You, I hope,” Ari said, meeting my magic with his own. He didn’t try to soften my edges; he just parried them with his own.

“I can’t stop thinking about you, you know,” he said, squeezing me to him. “You fascinate me.”

He followed up his declaration with another kiss, this one more scalding than the last, and then dropped me back into my seat, breathless and wanting.

Got that jotted down in your quest scroll? 😉

Great, because you’ll need it for the quiz at the end of this quest! And remember, you must complete ALL SIX quizzes to be eligible for a prize pack.

Want another chance to win

Dark Light of Day?

After the NAmazing Adventure ends, I’ll pick one commenter from this post who will win a print copy of Dark Light of Day. To be eligible to win, you must live in the U.S. –or– The Book Depository must ship to your address. Tell me whether you’ve ever kissed anyone in a library before… what your favorite NA book is and why… if you’re a fantasy fan… what movies you’ve seen or want to see this summer… where you’re from… or anything else you want to share.

Thanks for stopping by. Ready to move on?

Click HERE to go to the next stop on your adventure!

Happy Monday, everyone!

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Jill Archer

Jill Archer is the author of the Noon Onyx series, genre-bending fantasy novels including DARK LIGHT OF DAY, FIERY EDGE OF STEEL, WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE, and POCKET FULL OF TINDER.

43 thoughts on “NAmazing Adventure Starts Today! (Over 60 New Adult Authors, Fun Quests, Great Prize Packs)

  1. I won Quest 1 and just received your book. Looking forward to adding it to my reading list and collection. Thanks so much!

  2. Winner => Vernadene. 😀

    Randomly picked by my youngest the old fashioned way… drawn from a pile of crumpled up pieces of paper with handwritten names on them.

    THANKS, EVERYONE, for participating in the NAmazing Adventure. This was a lot of fun!

  3. When I was dating my husband we would kiss in the back of the university library where we were studying. I’m pretty shameless though–I’ll kiss my man any time and any place! LOL Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. I am a die-hard romantic – be it on movies, books or in real life – I am a huge fan! And… I go all fangirl with my bffs after reading a good book with a makes-you-giddy romance and a hot, swoon worthy male character.
    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  5. Well I’ve been kissed right outside a library – does that count? My boyfriend drops me off at the library a lot so I can do work and we almost always kiss goodbye before I go in. I guess I could drag him in the door to make it official lol!

    This story sounds so original, I’m really looking forward to reading it and have already added it to my TBR!

    1. Hi Berls- it definitely counts, although making it official sounds like it could be fun too. 😀 Thanks for the kind words about DLOD and the visit!

  6. I kissed my college boyfriend in the campus library…and it may or may not have been a few times 🙂 I’m obsessed with reading and love fantasy. Your book looks amazing and will definitely be in the TBR pile for sure. I can’t wait for The Mortal Instruments movie this summer. I loved the books. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

    1. Well at least you were putting your library time to good use. 😉 Great to meet another fantasy fan. Thanks for the compliment re DLOD and the visit, Heather!

      p.s. August 21st is just around the corner! 😀

    1. Hi Natasha– You’re in good company. Most of us haven’t, although it’s been a lot of fun hearing everyone’s answer to that question. 😀 Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Definitely would love to be kissed in a library…or a book store…or even a dusty closet with a few shelves. Books should be there for everything 😛 Your book sounds really neat, and is definitely going into the TBR pile regardless. I’m probably more of a Scifi Nerd than a fantasy fan, but it depends I guess. Looking forward to The Wolverine—it’s funny because whenever I see a still of Hugh Jackman’s face I can’t quite tell if I’m looking at Jean Valjean or the Wolverine. The beard, you know?

    1. Your comment had me laughing in such a good way! I haven’t seen Les Mis yet, but probably should. And I love your attitude: “Books should be there for everything.” I wholeheartedly agree! 😀 I think I watch more science fiction than I read, but it’s all good. So glad to hear DLOD piqued your interest. That’s why I love the idea of this NAmazing Adventure. Such a great way for readers to discover new books. Thanks for the comment, Fran!

    1. Yeah, me too. I was always way too serious a student for that sort of thing. But it works for my main character. 😀 (Should probably also add that I was hardly ever in the library in undergrad — 😉 — and then in law school my boyfriend (now husband) didn’t live anywhere near me). Thanks for the visit!

  8. Never been kissed in a public library…now, if you consider the rooms in my house that are crowded with books…that’s another story, lol. Definitely a fantasy fan, currently reading Michelle Sagara’s Battle! Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. For absolutely no good reason, it’s been awhile since I’ve read Michelle Sagara. Will have to check out what she’s been up to. I like your loose definition of what’s constitutes a “library” for kissing purposes, Elf. 😀 Thanks for the fun comment!

  9. I’ve never been kissed in a library but it sounds fun! I’m a huge bookworm so maybe it’ll happen one day. 🙂
    I love reading every genre, fantasy, paranormal, urban fantasy, even contemporary! And I’m obsessed with NA books!

    1. I like contemporary too (and will read almost any genre), but my favorite stories are always gonna have some element of the strange, the weird, and/or the otherworldly in them. 🙂 Thanks for dropping by, Veronika!

    1. Hi Kat– I love fantasy and UF too, but really anything speculative, which is why summer is usually one of my favorite movie watching times. 😀 Thanks for the comment!

  10. I’ve never been kissed in a library but it definitely sounds like a hot place to be kissed. Two of my favorite NA books are Easy by Tammara Webber and Faking It by Cora Carmack. I LOVE fantasy of all kinds (my current wip is fantasy) and I wish there was more in NA. I think the movie I’m most excited about seeing is the Mortal Instruments. I really enjoyed the books and can’t wait to see how the movie turned out but from the trailers I’ve seen, it looks like it’s going to be really good.

    1. Hi ravenamo– I wish there was more NA fantasy too. I think the category could include any genre really. I’m interested to see what happens with it. Have been reading some of the top sellers in NA lately but haven’t had a chance to read those two. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. I have actually kissed someone in a library, believe it or not!!! He was working in the library for extra credit in hs and I was in there constantly, being the huge book reader that I am. We talked all summer and he finally made his move the week before school started. Sadly though, it didn’t last through junior year.

  12. Thanks for giving us another chance to win! Sadly I’ve never kissed in a library, but I did have my first kiss in a full blown Oregon rainstorm so that has to count for something right? My favorite NA book currently is Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie which I read yesterday and am still suffering from book hangover over. I love fantasy books and the movies I most want to see this summer are Despicable Me 2 and City of Bones.

    1. First kiss in the rain definitely counts as a good story! I saw Despicable Me 2 last week and it was great. Funny and cute. Worth seeing in the theater, but not absolutely necessary either. Thanks for stopping by, Disquietus!

  13. I have never kissed anyone in a library. I’m really excited for the Mortal Instruments movie that comes out next month. I loved City of Bones. I Live in Kentucky. Thank you for the chance to win 🙂

    1. Me too! The trailer looked great and I loved Lily Collins in Mirror Mirror. And, of course, I’m a big fan of Lena Headey (although she prob won’t get much screen time). Appreciate the comment, Vernadene. 🙂

  14. I have never kissed anyone in a library. I am happily married for 11 years now:) I met my husband online and agreed to go on a single date with him.. I even let him know there was no way I would marry him and leave my home etc. He is military. Love works in funny ways , I married him 7 months later lol.

  15. I’ve never kissed anyone in a library! That’s probably because no one wants to browse the stacks with me! 🙂

  16. Although I’m a bit of a nerd, I’ve never been kissed in a library before. I’m thinking I need to drag my hubby to the nearest library and try it out now that the thought is in my head! 😀 Thanks for the great giveaway!

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