Author: Catrina Burgess
Series: The Dark Rituals #1
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
Release Date: October 7, 2015
Publisher: Full Fathom Five Digital
In Awakening, the first installment in the Dark Rituals series, a former healer turns to the Death Arts to seek revenge.
Seventeen-year-old Colina was born a healer. But after a horrific event forces her to leave her clan, she becomes desperate to learn the dark magic of the death dealers, mages who draw their power from the spirits of the dead. Colina was taught to fear and hate death dealers, but becoming one of them is the only way for her to get the revenge she seeks—and the only way for her to survive.
Colina asks a young death dealer named Luke to help her, but he’s reluctant to train her in the Death Arts. Little does she know convincing him to teach her will be the easiest part of her journey. To become a death dealer, Colina will need to undergo three dark rituals, each more terrifying than the last. At the same time, she’ll have to deal with her growing feelings for her mentor. Too bad the first ritual involves him strangling her to death.
As Colina undergoes the trials, she discovers an untapped darkness within herself. If she survives the horrific rituals and gains dark power, what will she become?
Catrina Burgess’ Dark Rituals series originally appeared on Wattpad with over three million reads. Awakening is the first book of four and was named Wattpad’s Best Suspense Story of 2014.
~ Character Bio ~
Who is Colina Campbell?
Colina Campbell is a young and impulsive seventeen-year-old girl. She was born into a family of healers, people that use a combination of herbs and magic to heal injuries. She is just starting to come into her full powers. She is a girl with strong convictions and even stronger emotions who would rather spend her days outdoors than inside watching TV. She has a special place under a shady tree in the backyard where she likes to read her extensive library of adventure stories and mysteries.
Favorite color: Green
Favorite ice cream flavor: Rocky Road
The Dark Rituals series release dates:
Awakening ~ 10/7/15
Possession ~ 10/14/15
Revenant ~ 10/21/15
Legion ~ 2/17/16
About the Author:
I write because it helps keeps the darkness away and reminds me that there is magic in the world. I live with one husband, two dogs, and a cat named Shitty Kitty in a small mining town in Arizona. At night this place is definitely spooky. I swear I’ve heard the wind giggle, and sometimes there’s a very odd breeze. Luckily, I love all things that go bump in the night. I adore old movies. I’m a huge Joss Whedon fan.
I’ve been known to eat pizza and cold Chinese food for breakfast, and I’m the queen of the board game Stratego. I’ve never been beaten. NEVER!
Follower me on twitter: @catrinaburgess1
~ GIVEAWAY ~
Catrina Burgess is giving away a Paranormal Readers Survival Kit.