Wednesday, August 29, 2012

This Blackened Night - L.K. Below (release countdown)

L. K. Below joins us today to announce the upcoming release of her third book of 'The Order.'

26 Days until the release of This Blackened Night, The Order: Book 3!

Every author has a set of characters more dear to their hearts than any others. In most cases, this stems from these characters being among the first ever created. I won't claim Lori and Terrence were my very first, but they did come close. Their first book, Stalking Shade, which released in 2011, was originally written in 2007. And rewritten. And rewritten.

And now it feels like a dear friend is moving away. With the release of This Blackened Night on September 24th, 2012, the trilogy will come to an end. Lori might be a prickly character, not easy for anyone but Terrence to love, but I had a lot of fun with her. When I wrote this third book late last year, I dragged my feet to see it finished for the same reason. I didn't want to let the pair of them go. A not-so-secret part of me is hoping for an overwhelming response from readers asking me to continue so I have an excuse to revisit my favorite characters.

For now, I'm counting down the days until the third book releases. Maybe you'll fall in love with Lori and Terrence every bit as fiercely as I have. Lori might be stubborn in pushing people away, but Terrence is the most persistent character I've ever written. Good thing, too.

Join me in celebrating the release of the third book a bit early with this short, sweet teaser excerpt:

This Blackened Night by L.K. Below

With murders cropping up all around, who should she trust? 

After months of searching, Lori finally scrounges up a clue as to the whereabouts of the missing leader of her secret organization. But her vision isn't encouraging--it points to her vampire companion Terrence as the culprit.

Terrence is adamant that he isn't at fault. Even though she knows she might be walking into a trap, she follows his lead to a shabby island port. When her informants start turning up dead with puncture wounds in their necks, Lori wonders just how well she knows Terrence. And why does he act different during the search than in their hotel room?

Lori doesn't know who to trust anymore. She only hopes that she won't be the next victim.

Six Sweet Sentences from the book:

Terrence’s eyes opened. “Are you thinking about killing me, Lori?” His voice was low, gravelly. Masculine.

But Lori had to keep thinking of him as the Spenta Michos’s kidnapper, rather than a man. “If I’d thought about it, you’d be dead."

Learn more about the series as a whole on the Lyrical Press, Inc. website:

Read a longer excerpt from This Blackened Night at

Bio: If L.K. Below gets far too attached to her characters, well, that's because they're interesting people. Read two of her favorites in her urban fantasy series, The Order. Join her online at to learn more. Want to keep up to date with her tour stops? Follow her on Twitter or Facebook


Cherie Reich said...

Congrats on your book three being released soon! Although I do bet it is sad to see the trilogy come to an end.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Congratulations, LK. That's a huge accomplishment. I bet it will be hard saying goodbye.

Cher Green said...

L.K. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your news with us. Congrats.

Cherie and Joylene, Thanks for stopping by and showing support.

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Many congrats L K! I like your blog, Cher - I will follow with pleasure...

L. K. Below/Lindsay Below said...

Thank you for the congratulations, Pat, Cherie, and Joylene. And thank you to Cher for having me! It was a joy. :)

Cher Green said...

Pat, Welcome. Always great to have a new follower. I stopped by your blog, I like it, I followed, lol.

L.K. You are very welcome.

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