May 31, 2013

{ Blog Tour Stop + Excerpt + Character Bio } The Edge of Darkness (No Regrets) by Melissa Andrea

 

After a tragic accident, Araya Noelle is left with a constant reminder that nothing is forever.

She is forced to give up her chance to be the youngest dancer accepted into Julliard & taking over their high society school by a graceful storm of determination is no longer an option. Instead of dwelling over her loss, she accepts the new future she’s been dealt. In a world as black as hers, there's no room for bitterness, no time for regret. Sheltered from the outside world, Araya has become suffocated by a life she has no control over. Until Ryland Dare comes crashing into her life.

You don’t know true darkness until you've felt light…

Like a firecracker, showering her with colorful sparks of freedom, Ryland quickly sweeps Araya away from her grey existence. For the first time since the accident, living in darkness is no longer something Araya wants to do willingly. Unleashed by the shadows of her reminder, being with Ryland, Araya touches light. Together they will learn what it’s like to feel alive for the first time.

At the edge of darkness, a ray of light, will dare them both to HOPE. 

DARE them to LOVE
DARE them to LIVE

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Excerpt

"I'm afraid I'm going to have this hanging on my conscious all day now." he teased.

"That only seems fair."

"Yes it does, but I have a better suggestion." his voice slid over my skin like silk.

"Better for whom?"

"Go out with me."

His proposal stunned me for a second and then I found my voice.
"So better for you?"

"I like to think of it as a mutual enjoyment."

"I fail to see how."
He shifted, and his breath hit my face in warm puffs. "Go out with and I'll show you."

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Character Bio

Ryland Dare (He sure is something huh?)

Hey, over here. Stop licking my picture, ladies. I'm Ryland Dare. On the outside looking in, some would say my sibling and I have had a pretty easy life. But beyond the fancy cars, the huge house and endless social events, is where the truth really lies. Power hungry father, defeated mother and fake friends?? Yeah I have one of each. It's not as depressing as it sounds. My brat of a sister, crazy ass brother and sweeter than sweet Annie, keep me entertained.
But it wasn't until Araya came along and showed me what I was missing. She thinks I changed her life, but really, she saved mine.

" I DIDN'T EXPECT YOU, ARAYA," - RYLAND DARE

Melissa Andrea
I find it hard to sum up my life in a paragraph, but I’ll try.

I am the author of Flutter, The Discover Series! Reading
has always been a passion for me, and writing as instinctive as breathing. Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation.  The only thing I do better than writing you ask? Making beautiful girls. My daughter’s will always be my greatest accomplishment.

I was born in Denver, Colorado–but I will always think of sunny Arizona as my home. I don’t have a big family, but I’m close with my sister, brother & my mom. My mom is my hero, my inspiration, and I couldn't have asked for a more amazing person to be raised by.

4 things you should know about me:
I’m very girly, but I can get down and dirty
with the best of them. I adore the color pink and things that sparkle (including vampires), I am a firm believer that chocolate cures ALL and I like even numbers (hence 4 things about me, not 5) Okay, maybe I cheated a little with my list, shhhh.

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