The Dark Light by Sara Walsh – Blog Tour & Giveaway

Posted 22 August, 2012 by Danny in Blog, Blog Tour, Danny / 130 Comments

Today I’m super excited to host Sara Walsh and her debut The Dark Light on the Bookworms. The wonderful Mia – main character of The Dark Light took her time, drank a coffee with me and chatted a little about her journey!

and… I have a wonderful Giveaway for you at the end!

So, please welcome Mia – our fearless heroine who snatched this awesome boy with the big tattoo on his back ..

Hi Mia! Thank you so much for taking your time to visit me here and answer some of my questions!! Take a seat and make yourself comfortable, Tee or Coffee?

Mia: Coffee! Always coffee. Or a chocolate shake!

Ahhh a my Girl!! !I couldn’t live without coffee!! So Mia, you had quite a journey but now you are safely back home! What was the most frightening that happened to you and what was the best?

Mia :Most frightening was not knowing if I’d ever get Jay back, and realizing that we were both involved in something much bigger than I’d ever known existed. The best part was the people I met. I would have gone crazy without Delane. And then there was Sol…

OoOo Sol!… Mia let’s talk about Sol! What did you think when you first saw this incredibly gorgeous man?

Mia: I don’t think any of us knew what to think when we first saw Sol. We were all laughing and joking about how hot he was, which was definitely true. I’d heard about him, but I’d never expected him to be so… ripped. There just weren’t any guys at school that looked like Sol.

Sol has a very prominent and vivid tattoo on his back. What did you think this means when you first saw it?

Mia: The first thing I wanted to know when I saw Sol’s tattoo was where he’d gotten it from. I mean, it was huge–bigger than any tattoo I’d ever seen. And the colors were so bright. It was totally different. A tattoo that big had to mean something, but I had no idea what it was. I knew I had to find out.

I remember when you found out about Sol’s secret. I was shocked but also mesmerized! What did you think when you found out. Can you share this with us without revealing his secret?

Mia: Sol had lots of secrets, but I think I know which one you mean. I’d gotten to the point where I could almost believe anything, but I wasn’t sure if I could ever believe that. But then everything kind of clicked into place and his secret made sense. It felt right. I just wish he’d have told me sooner. I mean, I couldn’t speak when I found out! But then that’s Sol. He does everything for a reason.

I love the relationship you have with your brother, would you tell us what he means to you?

Mia: Jay means everything to me. Period. He’s the coolest kid ever. All I wanted was for him to stay that way and not have to deal with the crap that I’d had to deal with. If ever I’d start to feel down, I’d just think about Jay and everything would start to make sense.

Was it hard growing up without real family besides your brother? You had to grow up very fast….

Mia: To be honest, I never really thought about it. My numbers didn’t come up on the parent lottery, and I had just had to deal with that and move on. I had Grandma, until she died. Then I had Pete, even if he is completely useless. I can take care of myself, but Jay’s only ten, so he’s more important. As long as Jay’s okay, then everything’s fine by me. It’s not his fault–or mine–that our Dad was a complete loser.

If you would have the chance to go back, never finding out who you are but also never meeting Sol, what would you choose?

Mia: I’d choose to know. And I’d choose to meet Sol. Every time.

*me sighs heavily…*  



 About The Dark Light

My Review (4*)

Genre: YA Paranromal
Publication: August 28th 2012 by Simon Pulse
Get your own: amazon | BookDepository
The Dark Light by Sara Walsh  on goodreads

Mia is torn between two guys—and two worlds—in this epic, romantic fantasy.Mysterious lights have flickered above Crownsville for as long as Mia can remember. And as far as she’s concerned, that’s about the only interesting thing to happen in her small town.

That is, until Sol arrives. Mia’s not one to fall for just any guy, but she can’t get Sol—or the brilliant tattoo on his back—out of her mind.

Then Mia’s brother goes missing, and Mia’s convinced that Sol knows more than he’s sharing. But getting closer to Sol means reevaluating everything Mia once believed to be true. Because Sol’s not who Mia thought he was—and neither is she.

About Sara Walsh

Sara Walsh is British, but happily lives in Annapolis, Maryland. She graduated college with a degree in psychology, but soon decided that telling stories was much more fun. When not writing, Sara is usually reading, drowning in tea, or frolicking around town with the world’s cutest St. Bernard. The Dark Light is her first novel.


Find Sarah:

Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Follow the Blog Tour:

Full tour schedule | The next stop on the tour is with Jenna at Making the Grade


And now… I know you want this *shiny-pretty-piece-of-awesome-cover-art-that-packs-nicely-this-awesome-story* also for yourself!

You can win one signed Hardcover and .. it gets even better, because this giveaway is open internationally! Awesome hu? YES, Sara Walsh is incredible! I love her and I am happy she provides this wonderful Giveawy for you!

Just enter the Rafflecopter below!

Much Love my friends!

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130 Responses to “The Dark Light by Sara Walsh – Blog Tour & Giveaway”

  1. I am so dying to know about the tattoo. It’s impressive and breath taking! I think I wouldn’t be able to stay away from a guy with a tattoo like that either even though I’m not a girl that goes for the tattooed type. Still, there are always exceptions. And Sol sounds like an exception!

    Have you reviewed this and I missed it? Or just giving us this tantalizing interview?
    Great character interview! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    • Hi, Yiota!

      Yeah, Mia definitely loves a chocolate shake. You’ll also find out her favorite ice cream combo in the book!

      Thanks so much for commenting!

      Sara W

  2. I’d choose to meet Sol every time too Mia! Smart girl:) I like to think if someone as hot as Sol with an epic tattoo showed up at my high school that I would have been cool, no drooling or excessive staring , instead I’d be the epitome of collected and normal. I don’t think that would be reality though. There would be drool for sure. And staring. And pining. And probably many an attempt at groping. Oops:)

    • That’s awesome, Suzy. Thank you!

      The cover’s definitely a showstopper. You should have heard me scream when I first saw it!

      Hope you love Mia and Sol as much as I do!

      Sara W

  3. Veronika

    I loved the book cover since the very first time I saw it and after reading all the amazing reviews I’m dying to read it myself! Thank you so much for the interview!

  4. Shadow

    This sounds great!! Id love to read it! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway!

    • Hey, nrlymrtl!

      You know, I never thought of that! I’m a great believer in everything happening for a reason, so maybe my psych background did help with the book!

      Also, anyone who likes St. Bernards get a huge thumbs up from me. They’re amazing dogs!

      Sara W.

  5. AmyK

    I enjoyed the character interview. Mia sounds great and I like that she cares a lot for her kid brother. I look forward to reading about Mia and the mysterious Sol. Thank you for the interview and giveaway! 🙂

  6. Antonia

    I like this book so much. I love the cover and the description. Sarah is amazing and I can’t wait to read her book.

  7. Hey, guys!

    It’s only me! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and for all your comments. I really appreciate it. And so does Mia!

    Quick heads up: Cover lovers, there will be a stop later in the tour devoted entirely to the cover of The Dark Light. How could we not do that? You don’t want to miss it!

    Huge, huge thanks to Danny for hosting today! I’m having such fun at Bewitched Bookworms!

    Keep the comments coming!

    Sara W

  8. Christina T

    The cover of this book is incredibly gorgeous!! I can’t wait to read this book and start Mia’s story and I love when books show the strong bonds between siblings. Ms. Walsh’s book looks like it will be an incredible read, some thing different and new!

    • Thanks for your comment, Christina!

      I have to admit that I love showing strong bonds between siblings. I get that brothers and sisters fight, but I think siblings often offer each other huge levels of support when there really isn’t any other around. Mia and Jay are a great team, and a bit of a double act at times!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Sara W

  9. Christine

    This book sounds amazing! Thanks for the awesome interview with Mia and the giveaway! Now I definitely have to read this book ASAP 🙂

  10. Carl

    Nice interview. I like how protective Mia is about her little brother. I’d really like to know all the details about the things that were alluded to, though. I guess I’d better win the book, right? Thanks Danny

  11. Wendy

    This is a beautiful cover. The tattoo looks like it speaks volumes. Is there meaning behind it? I’m sure there is. I guess I will find out when I read the book. I can’t wait to read Dark Light. Thank you for the interview!

    • Hi, Wendy!

      Sol’s tattoo does have meaning and it really is something he wears with pride. I won’t give anything away, but all is revealed in the story!

      Sorry! I’m such a horrible tease!

      Sara W

  12. I honestly hadn’t heard much about this one but it sounds great! And that interview has me very curious. I love when there is a sibling relationship that is important to the story. It seems like often family isn’t portrayed much in YA, so that’s a bonus.
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  13. leannessf

    The summary sounds interesting and the cover is gorgeous! Can’t wait to find out how Mia first sees Sol’s tattoo! 🙂


    • Giselle, it’s not bad to want to read because of the cover! I actually have the cover on my PC’s desktop. I don’t always get a lot of work done…

      I hope you enjoy the story!

      Sara W.

  14. Jaime Lester

    The Dark Light is incredibly intriguing, from the first glimpse of that gorgeous cover to the blurb that draws you in just enough to make you want more. I can’t wait to read this book. It is wonderful when an author creates a character like Mia who deals with the cards that she is dealt in life maturely and thinks about people other than herself. I feel like that is missing in YA a lot of times now, and it is nice to see. I can’t wait to read it and dig deeper into the relationship between Mia and Jay, and Mia and Sol. I just can’t wait, period. Thanks for the chance to win!

    • Thanks for your lovely comment, Jaime.

      Mia was definitely a pleasure to work with as I was writing The Dark Light. She’s had a bit of a rough ride, but I love how she’s able to say, “You know what? This is me” and try to make the best of a bad situation.

      Good luck for the giveaway!

      Sara W.

  15. It was on my Waiting on Wednesday this week so I think it’s clear that I’m overly excited. And it has one of the hottest covers I’ve seen recently. Oh, my! I want to know aboyt that tattoo and I can’t wait to get my hands on this book and get all dirty with it. (can’t believe I just said that, so that must mean I’m really excited, ha) And Mia seems suchs a cutiepie! Want to give this girl a hug already 🙂
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  16. Choosing coffee makes me instantly like Mia and I love how much she loves her little brother. My brother is only a few years older than me and grown up now, but people think it’s weird how close me, my brother, and sister are. But I would do anything for them and I love to see siblings who are there for each other in books.
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  17. The cover, the summary, it all comes together to create an amazing sounding book! Aliens (I think?) are big in my list of loves, and if Sol ends up being one I’ll probably love this book even more!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  18. _Sandra_

    Gah, can’t wait to get my hands on this book! – awesome cover, great summary, sexy boy with tattoos equals perfect book for me!!! 🙂 Thanks for a chance to win it.

  19. Rebecca Hipworth

    This book sounds amazing; I’ve been wanting to read it for ages! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  20. Rebecca

    Can’t wait for The Dark Light. What a sexy cover, this excites me 😉 Sounds super intriguing and unique, hopefully this equals a WIN.

  21. Oh, my god. When I first saw the cover, all I could really think was: the tattoo. And looking a bit more into the story was like, “YES! Something brand new for the world of fiction!” It’s somewhere near the top of my wishlist!!!

  22. Filia Oktarina

    I can’t wait to read The Dark Light!!
    This book sound great and i love the interview to.
    Thanks for giveaway 🙂

  23. Kai W.

    Thanks for the interview. I wouldn’t have known about the book Dark Light. Now I’m glad I do now.

  24. MaijaS

    I love the cover of the book, it`s really beautiful and has this pull, I just really, really want to read this book. Not for the cover, though, but for that interesting story it hides inside.
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! And a HUGE thank you for making it INT! 🙂

  25. MaijaS

    I love the cover of the book, it`s really beautiful and has this pull, I just really, really want to read this book. Not for the cover, though, but for that interesting story it hides inside…And I have to admit, i first thought that this book is an Adult book, because the cover is so dark and there`s a guy`s naked back (with tattoos) 😀
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! And a HUGE thank you for making it INT! 🙂

  26. Ileana A.

    It’s so freaking hot! Since I start following this blog tour I feel like a stalker know, Lol, I really want to score a copy! I’m dying to! Fingers crossed!

  27. Danielle

    I love the cover. Its spooky and the use of black and white really drives home the title. <3 <3 <3 it.

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