Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Dark Light Paperback Releases Today

Hey, guys!

I've been deep down in the writing cave these past few months, but today sees the release of the paperback reprint of The Dark Light, so I've had to pop out to celebrate!

The paperback release comes with a gorgeous new cover, which I shared on the blog a few months ago. Isn't she lovely? If you're interested in picking up a copy for yourself, or maybe as a gift for the holiday season, the links to where you can buy the book are below:


Barnes and Noble



Huge thanks to everyone who's bought, borrowed, read, or reviewed The Dark Light over the past year! It really means a lot to me!

Sara xxx

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cover Time!

Hey, guys!

So, I have news! The paperback release of THE DARK LIGHT is going to have a brand new awesome cover!


I know!

"But why?" you ask. "Doesn't The Dark Light have the most gorgeous, sexy, irresistible cover of all time?"

Well, yeah... insert gratuitous shot of TDL hardcover....

So, why is it changing?

Well, it's changing for a very good reason.

THE DARK LIGHT originally released in August last year, and since then, we've noticed many readers commenting that the story was far more of a fantasy adventure that they would have guessed from the original cover. So, the decision was made to fantasy things up a little, and the December 3rd release of the paperback allows us to do just that.

Want to see it?

Isn't it pretty?

I have to admit, I was blown away by the change in direction. It's magical and fantastical, contemporary and vibrant, all at the same time. Huge, huge thanks to the ever awesome team at Simon Pulse for knocking it out of the park once again! *bows*

I'd love to hear what you guys think. I know the original cover has many fans, and the hardcover version will still be available (though you might want to snatch up a copy of Sol and his tattoo while you can--what?). The story inside remains the same: Mia, Sol, two worlds, and a whole lot of mystery, adventure, revelations, and romance along the way.

Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts! I love hearing from you guys. And please help spread the word about the new cover in any way you can. I'd love you forever if you do!

Plus, I do still have signed bookmarks of the original cover, so if you'd like to grab one before they're gone, just email me: sarawalshbooks@gmail.com with a mailing address and I'll pop one in the mail! (International is fine)

You can, of course, find THE DARK LIGHT in all the usual places:

Amazon        Barnes and Noble        Indiebound        Goodreads

And me...

Twitter        Facebook        Goodreads

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to let me know what you think!

You're the best!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes!

****The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes is NOW CLOSED!! Huge thanks to everybody who took part!! Winners announced soon!!!****

Hi, Racers! Welcome to my stop on the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes! You've arrived at the home of THE DARK LIGHT, a stop bulging with fantasy, romance, action, adventure, and suspense.

PSA: If you've stumbled across this post by accident, and are wondering what on earth is going on, join in the fun and you could win a whole host of prizes from over 50 debut YA and MG authors whose novels have released this year or will release in the next couple of months. The official start of the race, prize details, rules, etc. can be found at the Apocalypsies website.

On with the race!

STEP 1: Study the description of The Dark Light (and maybe take a moment to check out that tattoo!).

THE DARK LIGHT by Sara Walsh

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 intense 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 she once believed to be true. Because Sol’s not who Mia thought he was—and neither is she.
The Next Step...
Hold on to everything you've read, because if you want to get your hands on the mega prizes, you'll be grilled about the descriptions at the end of this leg of the race.


Because the YAmazing Race is so awesome, I'm giving away some extra goodies:

  • One signed copy of THE DARK LIGHT;
  • Three signed posters of The Dark Light's cover.
That's four additional chances to take home some prizes. Winner of the hardcopy will also receive a poster. Plus, this giveaway is open internationally.
All you have to do to enter is leave an email address in the comments!
 You'll receive bonus entries if you:

Just use the codes in your comments to tell me what you did. One bonus point each for a follow, an add, and a like! And, of course, feel free to ask anything you like about The Dark Light in the comments. I love to chat!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Click HERE for the next stop in the race with the amazing Tracy Bilen and WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Dark Light Official Blog Tour

Hi, guys!

The official blog tour for The Dark Light will be running from August 20th through September 5th, and I'd love for as many people as possible to say "Hi" along the way! There will be tons of interviews, guest posts, and reviews, plus chances to win signed hardcopies of The Dark Light at every stop!

Huge thanks to Jenna at Making the Grade for the awesome banner!

You'll be able to find me at these places:

Monday August 20th:  Erica at The Book Cellar (Interview and Review)

Tuesday August 21st: Kai at Amaterasu Reads (The road trip that led to The Dark Light.)

Wednesday August 22nd: Danny at Bewitched Bookworms (Character Interview: Meeting Mia Stone)

Thursday August 23rd: Jenna at Making the Grade (Interview and Review)

Friday August 24th: Steph at The Fake Steph (Interview: Writing The Dark Light)

Monday August 27th: Jana at The Book Goddess (All Things British!)

Tuesday August 28th--RELEASE DAY!!!!! Lisa at A Life Bound by Books (Review)

Wednesday August 29th--HANGOVER DAY

Thursday August 30th: Natalia at Dazzling Reads (Sol and the Role of Tattoos in The Dark Light)

Friday August 31st: Jenny at Supernatural Snark (Review)

Monday September 3rd: Lisa at A Life Bound by Books (All about THAT cover!!)

Tuesday September 4th: Haley at YA-aholic (Author Interview and Review)

Wednesday September 5th: Emily at Emily's Crammed Bookshelf (Crownsville FM--set list and review)


Cupcakes, virtual hugs, and massive amounts of thanks to Erica, Kai, Danny, Jenna, Steph, Jana, Lisa, Natalia, Jenny, Haley, and Emily for giving up their time and agreeing to take part in the tour! Do, please, check out all of their wonderful sites, and don't forget to drop by and celebrate all things The Dark Light!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Win! Win! Win!

 A number of wonderful bloggers are offering chances to win a copy of The Dark Light, so I thought it was time to get everything hooked up in one place, so you know exactly where to visit if you'd like a chance to win the book.

All contests were still running at the time of writing this and all are offering a pre-order of The Dark Light in either hardcopy or ebook (though ebook is a North America option only).


Lisa Lueddecker at The YA Connection

Catie at Movies in My Head--CONTEST NOW CLOSED!

Fifty Shades of YA Boys over at Dark Faerie Tales

Maria at Fantasy's Ink

Nicole Zoltack Where Fantasy & Love Take Flight  (Love that!)

Lolcat shenanigans over with Kayla Beck at Bibliophylia, Please. 

Thanks so much to all the bloggers who've give up their time and welcomed me and The Dark Light to their sites. I have to admit, I'm having an absolute blast meeting so many wonderful readers and writers and visiting their amazing sites. So, thank you!

Plus, there will be even more opportunities to get your hands on a copy of The Dark Light as we build up to August 28th, including multiple chances on The Dark Light Blog Tour beginning August 20th. Full details to follow, but it's going to be awesome! Phew!

Oh, and don't forget! If you're excited for The Dark Light's release, feel free to grab the countdown widget and plaster it all over the universe! Not long now!