Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Release Day Blitz: HER DARK PLACES by Kelly Killarney

We are so excited to celebrate the release of Kelly Killarney's HER DARK PLACES! HER DARK PLACES is a sexy, snarky New Adult Romantic Suspense novel and one you want to snag TODAY!
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‘Veronica Mars’ meets ‘Felicity’ in this sexy, snarky, New Adult Romantic Suspense novel.

Jasmine “Jazz” Holloway gets more than she bargained for when she heads to Sutton College for her freshman year. A long-distance relationship with her high-school boyfriend is tough to maintain. Especially when Brennan, the cute boy down the hall, keeps flirting. And after someone starts threatening her roommate, Jazz enlists the help of Sean, a smokin’ hot upperclassman who runs a P.I. agency out of a darkened corner of the library.

Jazz has to fight her attraction to both guys as she works to uncover the stalker. But as the stakes rise and tension heightens, the hardest part for Jazz will be keeping her own secret...what she’s really doing at Sutton College. And that’s something no one can know.
*ARC provided by author for an honest review*

When I first read the synopsis for this book, I was intrigued. College student who has a boyfriend from high school but yet finds herself attracted to not one but TWO college hotties? It sounded right up my alley. Throw in the fact that there is also a mysterious element to the storyline and I knew I would be in book heaven while reading this one!

And I was right!

Jasmine (Jazz) is a freshman at Sutton University. She seems like the typical new college student branching out on her own for the first time. She has a boyfriend she is hanging on to from high school, even though they are attending different schools and are no longer connecting like they once were. She has a roommate who is her polar opposite in every way that instantly becomes her best friend. And then there is the hottie who lives in her dorm that her eyes keep straying to. It all seems like the beginning of your run of the mill, typical college story, right?


The author drops little hints here and there that Jazz is not at college for the reasons everyone else is. There is some big secret that she is hiding. I finally figured it out shortly before it was revealed and I have to say, it was shocking! And factor in the stalker of her roommate's and you have a book that will keep you on the edge of you seat trying to figure how the heck it will all play out in the end.

I also loved all those that surrounded Jazz. Audrey was the PERFECT fit as her best friend. And I could totally see why Jazz was attracted to both Brennan AND Sean! But there really is never a "love-triangle" factor that plays out in this book. Although I have to admit, I am hoping for one in the next book!

This is book one of a series, so there are some unanswered questions at the end. Not really a cliffy, just more of a "to be continued" type ending. And I can't wait for the continuation of Jazz's story to see where it will take her and her new found friends of Sutton University!
I swallowed my nerves and approached the table. Some computer hacker who ran a detective agency out of a corner of the college library? That screamed dork. I’d figured I’d be meeting the King of the Nerds. And that was fine. I was a nerd, too. It was just a bit of a jolt to walk over here expecting one thing and find a chiseled six-foot-something gorgeous specimen of man. Or as Audrey would have said, a total panty-dropper.

He had to have heard my footsteps, but he didn’t look up. I cleared my throat. That didn’t help either. Might as well dive right in then.

“Hi, um, I heard that you—”

“No fake IDs,” he said, still not looking up.

“Excuse me?”

“I don’t know what you’ve heard, but I don’t make fake IDs.”

“Good, because I don’t want that,” I said in the best bitch tone I could muster.

He put the book down on his lap and looked up at me. His eyes gave me a quick once-over. Then he slightly raised one eyebrow. “You.”


“What do you want?”

“I heard that you…help people.”

He raised his left shoulder slightly, like he couldn’t be bothered to complete a full shrug. “Sometimes.”

I suppressed a groan. He really wasn’t making this easy, and I didn’t have much patience. I snapped, “So are you in the mood to help people tonight, or are you just going to read?”

A small smirk. “That depends on what you need. I’m not going to help you stalk Renee Willand.”

“Good. Because I’m not interested in stalking anyone. I’m interested in stopping a stalker.”

He pulled his legs down off the table and sat straight up. Apparently that had gotten his attention. He steepled his fingers. “Someone is stalking you?”

“No, my roommate. Threatening notes, a text.”

His dark eyes seemed to grow even darker. “Saying what?”

“Whore, slut—the usual vocabulary of society’s lowest common denominator.”

He picked his book back up and flipped to the end. Then he tore out a page.

I shuddered my disapproval at his book violence.

Noticing my disgusted expression, he said, “Don’t worry. It was a blank page and the book didn’t feel a thing.” He scribbled something on the paper and passed it to me.

“What’s this?” I asked before looking down.

“My room number and a time for our meeting. Bring your roommate.”

With that, he stood, book under his arm, and walked past me like it was the most natural way to end a conversation.

“You’re taking our case?” I yelled at his back.

He didn’t stop. He just called over his shoulder, “Don’t be late.”

Kelly Killarney loves writing suspense and romance with a dash of attitude. She lives with her family and a head full of characters.

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