Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Valley of Darkness Book Blast and Giveaway

Praise for
December 12, 2012 by InMotion Capitol

"The novel's take on otherworldly travel is a compelling one, and the romantic plot will likely appeal to Twilight fans."
Kirkus Reviews 

"I expected a good love story with a paranormal twist. I got so much more. I think you should take the chance and read it. Let this book take you on the adventure, fall in love."
- Young Adult and Teen Readers  

"Fields of Elysium is a fabulous read. ... Whelan paints her faith into the fabric of her story with deft, light brushstrokes, making her work accessible to all, no matter their spiritual beliefs or background."
Readers Favorite  

"Very creative in the description of Arkana and the characters are enjoyable."
Book Nerds Across America  

"A.B.Whelan has an amazing imagination, she has certainly developed a very complex and rich world." 
Mei's Reviews  

"This coming of age sci-fi story involved jumping back and forth between two world and the many exciting adventures had on them. There was plenty of action which kept me on the edge of my seat and wanting more."
- Larry Gray's Reviews


How can love mend a heart full of hate?

Small town girl, Molly Bennett, moves to Los Angeles where she becomes an outsider while attending Beverly Hills High School. It seems life cannot be any more dreadful. Then one day after school, something magical happens. On a secluded hike in the Hollywood Hills, Molly chases her disobedient mutt and only friend into a hidden cavern. She stumbles upon a strange glimmering gateway that transports her to Arkana, a planet that is the cradle of an advanced human race. There, teenagers navigate amazing flying vehicles, compete in perilous games for glory, and possess supernatural powers. While Molly tries to wrap her mind around this unbelievable discovery, she meets the alluring and mysterious Victor Sorren. He is a Sentinel Apprentice, whose hatred toward people from Earth is beyond understanding. Yet every time Victor unpredictably saves Molly's life, his heart draws closer to hers, no matter how much he tries to fight against it. It further complicates things that their growing friendship is strictly forbidden. Earth people are prohibited in Arkana, yet Molly continues to cross through the portal to Arkana to see Victor. Torn between their double lives, they go down a dangerous path, from where there is no return and multiple endings.
Fields of Elysium is a suspenseful romantic tale full of forbidden secrets, danger, deception, and the never-ending fight for true love.

Winner of the Indie Book of The Day and the Book of The Week by My Guilty Obsession

Fields of Elysium is for sale at:
and many other fine online retailers. 

Praise for
November 2, 2013 by InMotion Capitol 

“A.B Whelan’s world building and storytelling is remarkable. A very well deserved 5 STARS”
 Addicted to Novels

“This novel exceeded my expectations, and proved that the series just continues to get better. … Valley of Darkness is interesting, beautifully written, and altogether a wonderful addition to the series.”
– The YA Lit Chick

“Once again, AB Whelan captivates me with her storytelling. I loved this book. Actually, I love this whole story.”
- Clean Teen Reads

“A sci-fi YA novel you will not be able to stop reading.”
- Larry Gray’s Reviews


After months of amazing adventures and secrecy, Molly and Victor find peace in each other’s arms. Adam’s memory has been erased. The secret of the Arkanians is safe. Life couldn’t be more perfect.

But Molly is robbed of her short-lived happiness when a devastating tragedy strikes her family, shattering her entire existence. Faced with a terrifying future, she feels that there is nothing left for her on Earth but an insensitive aunt and her little brother, while Arkana promises a place where she might find happiness and purpose again.

Victor tries to convince Molly to move to his village in Arkana, where they can live together in secret. But Molly refuses to live in the shadows. She wants to be a Sentinel and join the fight against the Terrakas. But getting into the Academy requires more than a pretty face.

Valley of Darkness 

Publication Date:
Oct 21 2013
0983472963 / 9780983472964
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Coming of Age

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Valley of Darkness - book two of the Fields of Elysium Saga - was released in two parts in eBook. 
Part 1 release date: May 30, 2013
Part 2 release date: November 2, 2013

Valley of Darkness part 1 eBook is for sale at:

Valley of Darkness part 2 eBook is for sale at:

About the author: 

I'm a Hungarian born American writer, who was lucky enough to travel Europe, Africa, and The Middle East and live in Ecuador, Crete and Italy. I graduated as a computer engineer, thus if anybody tells you math and literature can't walk hand in hand, don't believe them. *smile
I'm the author of the Fields of Elysium saga, which I like to call a young adult romantic fantasy. The first book of the series was inspired by amazing movies like Dirty Dancing, Avatar, and Twilight and earned praise from prestigious review companies and readers. I'm currently working on book three and four, and planning to write two more novellas  to finish the series, dedicated to two very interesting characters in my story, Victor Sorren, the byronic hero, and The Prophet, the mysterious leader of the Arkanians.   

If you would like to know more about my series, please check out my:


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Got To Read Those Books Birthday Giveaway

Check out this awesome giveaway. One winner will take it all. Organized by the super sweet Rebecca. She loved my book and when I heard she is putting together a giveaway for her birthday, I offered her prices at once.  

Good Luck, 

                  Andrea :o) 

The prizes

Cambria Hebert
One Charmed dogtag necklace
An ecopy of Tempt
Shelena Shorts
The whole pace series in paperback copies
Jennifer Anne Davis
Ebook copy of The Power to See
Karri Thompson
One Amateur Angel & One Hollywood Angels charm
A.B. Whelan
One Fields of Elysium ebook
One Valley of Darkness Part 1 ebook
Paige Toon
Personally signed UK version of The Longest Holiday
Lizzy Ford Swag Pack
1. Lizzy Ford fan tote
3. War of Gods charm bracelet
4. Lizzy Ford dog tag necklace
5. Lizzy Ford button pin
 and Got To Read Those Books Swag Pack

A paperback copy of Lauren Conrad’s The Fame Game
One GotToReadThoseBooks bookmark
One ladybug lucky charm
One guardian angel bracelet
One mobile phone hanger

Rebecca's Rules  
The giveaway is international. To enter, just fill out the form below. By doing that you'll be granted one entry. You can enter the competition untill November 7th, 2013. I'll announce one winner, who will win the whole prize pack, on November 8th.

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Cover of Valley of Darkness Part 2 Ebook

I LOVE the cover of VOD Part 2 ebook. It truly represents the mood of the book. :)

I'll share teasers from the second half of Valley of Darkness, but until then here is the list of chapters of VOD Part 2.

15 - Tulliat's Message
16 - Scavengers
17 - The Last Voyage
18 - Deep in the Woods
19 - Breaking the Ice
20 - Nothing Compares To You
21 - Abandoned
22 - Best Kiss
23 - The Gilded Door
24 - Evolving
25 - Domusancti
26 - Spygirl
27 - Eucharisticon
28 - Heartbroken
29 - Irresponsible
30 - Life is Worth Living
31 - Goodbyes

If you haven't read Fields of Elysium and/or Valley of Darkness Part 1, take a peek into the first few chapters at Missliterati - online story sharing site.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Meet Molly, the New Sentinel Apprentice

Valley of Darkness Part 2 is coming soon and this good news inspired me to draw this image of Molly as Sentinel Apprentice.  

Read reviews of VOD Part 1 at Goodreads: