Excerpt: "The Chosen Coven Series" by D.L. Blade

The Dark Awakening 
The Chosen Coven Book 1 
by D.L. Blade 
Genre: Paranormal Thriller, Romance

He was there, in the shadows again, watching me. 
Now I wait for him to strike. But I’ll be ready. 

Just as Mercy pieces her life back together after a vicious attack, she notices a stranger lingering in the shadows, and watching her every move. 

Mercy isn't certain if what she's seeing is real, but when Mercy crashes her car on the side of the road, she's rescued by a handsome and mysterious man named Caleb, who she finds herself both drawn to, and afraid of. 

Caleb reveals to Mercy that she’s strongly linked to an ancient coven; the roots slowly dragging her back to Salem. He also claims to be in love with her, but can she trust him? 

This story takes you on a journey of magic, secrets, betrayal, and abduction, in a world filled with witches, vampires and werewolves, which Mercy and her friends never knew existed. 

Mercy must discover who she truly is, and find the powers within her to save mankind. 

The Dark Awakening has hit #1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers in Vampire Thriller and Occult Horror, and is a top 10 finalists in the Author Academy Awards.


“Are you looking for this?” A low voice asked from behind me. It startled me and I yelped, turning around and taking a few steps back.
It was a guy. A really hot guy!
Despite his good looks, his appearance didn’t settle my nerves one bit. He was a stranger that had come out of nowhere. His dark, wavy brown hair reached the center of his neck, messy but perfect at the same time. His five o’clock shadow was just the right amount of scruff to complement his perfectly high cheekbones and strong jawline. The feature that stood out the most were his amber eyes. They were breathtaking. I had never seen anyone with amber eyes before. For a brief moment, as his eyes looked into mine, a sense of familiarity hit me.
Do I know him? No. I would have recognized that face.
“Yes … thank you,” I answered with shaky breath. I looked around the park to see if anyone else was around. We were alone.
“Here.” He held out my phone. I stretched out my hand and grabbed it, putting it in my back pocket. The stranger was wearing dark jeans and a brown T-shirt with a maroon hoodie zipped halfway
up. The hoodie was snug against his arms, and I imagined for a brief moment what he looked like under his shirt. I tried to clear my thoughts, so I could focus.
He’s a stranger, Mercy, and you’re alone. Please don’t murder me.
“Do you have a name?” he asked. Do not give him your real name.
“Angie …”
“Caleb Blackwell. Nice to meet you, Angie.” He stepped closer to me and held out his hand.
I shook his hand. He held on, probably feeling the sweat of my palms and slight tremble that was picking up the longer he held it.
Why is he not letting go?
“You’re shaking,” he said with a sideways grin on his face. He finally let go of my hand.
“I need to go. Thanks for finding my phone.” I stepped quickly to the side to walk by him, but he moved into my path, blocking me from going any further.
“Mercy, relax. I’m not going to hurt you.”
Everything around me froze in place and my heart stopped in its tracks.
He knows me. How did he know my real name?

"Hands down, one of the best series ever I’ve read!” ★★★★★ 
"I really loved this book! I was constantly on the edge of my seat while reading, constantly wanting to know what's going to happen next." ★★★★★

The Dark Underworld 
The Chosen Coven Book 2

"While the first book of this series introduced you to the characters and the fascinating world the author has created; this book brings the story to a whole new level." 

Mercy’s life changed forever when she discovered that not only is she a witch, but that she was born to rid the world of vampires once and for all. 

After a year of intense training to hone her powers, she and her coven are pulled into a murder case in her hometown of East Greenwich. The coven, with the help of a friend with direct ties to 

the investigation, discovers that a vampire attack claimed the victim’s life. Mercy suspects the killer belongs to a new clan in town, The Black Horse, and goes undercover in the vampire underworld. There, she’ll discover dark, long-hidden secrets and face her father from her previous life, who she learns is the leader of this ruthless undead. 

New relationships will develop, friendships will be tested, and lives will be lost. 

As Mercy draws closer to finding the killer, a villain from her past creeps out of the shadows. Maurice, centuries-old vampire, is thirsty for revenge after her coven took down his clan. 

The Chosen Coven will now have to combine the forces of the Universal Elements, to fight the darkness that falls on their city. 


“The plot of this book moves quickly. Complete with murder, intrigue, and romance. The story will appeal to a wide audience of readers--particularly to those who enjoy a blended genre of fantasy and mystery--and of course, a touch of romance.” 

Author Notes & Disclaimer: 

Violence, mild language, non-graphic intimacy scene and attempted rape scene. 

This is a three-book series. It is highly recommended to read book one, ‘The Dark Awakening,’ before reading book two. Their final battle will conclude in book three, ‘The Dark Deliverance,’ and will be released in the fall of 2019. 

The Dark Deliverance 
The Chosen Coven Book 3

**Contains spoilers from book two. Read once caught up in the series**

The upper world is ruled by the gods, the underworld by demons, and the center—our earth—holds the inhabitants which the Chosen Ones were sworn to protect. In the darkest hour, on the darkest night, these three worlds will collide, and the gates of Hell will open.

Mercy is barely holding on after losing her coven, who sacrificed themselves to save her life. But even in death, Caleb opens a path for Mercy to rediscover the ancient power that once revived her after she died the first time on Gallows Hill in 1692.

To find the magic she needs to bring back her coven, Mercy and Dorian journey to a desolate island off the coast of Barbados and uncover long-hidden secrets from a native shaman tribe. But their presence is unwelcome, and Mercy finds herself harnessing the universal elements to save the lives of her beloved coven.

Meanwhile, Maurice continues plotting to destroy the supernatural world until every last human on earth bows to him. Knowing he can’t kill Mercy, he conjures up sick and twisted games he can play with her in order to crown himself the Master of Hell.

Where there is pain and destruction, a new power emerges, and Mercy must hold on to faith that good will triumph over evil because, if not, Hell will consume them all. 

D.L. Blade grew up in southern California, but relocated to Colorado with her family in 2014. 

She always loved writing, concentrating on poetry rather than prose when she was younger. That changed however, when she had a dream one night and decided to create a story about it. 

In her spare time, D.L. enjoys a wide variety of hobbies, including reading, and attending rock concerts. 

In the future, D.L. hopes that she can continue to write exciting novels that will captivate her readers and bring them into the worlds that she creates using her imagination. 

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Bea LaRocca said…
These covers are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your book and author details and for offering a giveaway.
Dariel Raye said…
Thank you for stopping by, Bea :-)